The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 79 85 107
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 57 46 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.85% 1.59% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 12.43% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 8 9
Average daily rate
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£305 £345 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.59% +56.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £267 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £395 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 19 8
Average hourly rate £13.48 £32.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.53% +96.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.40 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.25 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -7.65%
TCP/IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
459 370 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.88% 12.80% 15.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 181 180
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £439 £488 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 43 58
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.58 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +1 31 £305 -20.26% 16
Manchester +2 11 £393 +30.83% 7
Lancashire -9 8 - - 1
Merseyside +1 2 £180 -10.44% 3
Cumbria - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP.

1 74 (74.75%) Windows
2 49 (49.49%) Active Directory
3 45 (45.45%) DNS
4 41 (41.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 39 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
7 27 (27.27%) DHCP
8 26 (26.26%) IIS
9 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
9 25 (25.25%) Clustering
10 23 (23.23%) SharePoint
10 23 (23.23%) WAN
10 23 (23.23%) LAN
11 22 (22.22%) VMware
11 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
12 21 (21.21%) MS Office
13 20 (20.20%) SQL
13 20 (20.20%) Firewall
14 18 (18.18%) SQL Server
14 18 (18.18%) SAN
14 18 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
15 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 17 (17.17%) Cisco
15 17 (17.17%) Wireless
15 17 (17.17%) Finance
16 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
17 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
17 15 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
17 15 (15.15%) Load Balancing
17 15 (15.15%) .NET

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (26.26%) IIS
2 23 (23.23%) SharePoint
3 18 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
4 13 (13.13%) MS Exchange
5 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.02%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.02%) Lync
8 1 (1.01%) CMS
8 1 (1.01%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (21.21%) MS Office
2 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 8 (8.08%) MS Project
4 7 (7.07%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.01%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (45.45%) DNS
2 27 (27.27%) DHCP
3 23 (23.23%) LAN
3 23 (23.23%) WAN
4 20 (20.20%) Firewall
5 18 (18.18%) SAN
6 17 (17.17%) Wireless
7 11 (11.11%) VPN
8 8 (8.08%) IPsec
9 7 (7.07%) Network Security
9 7 (7.07%) HTTP
10 6 (6.06%) BGP
10 6 (6.06%) OSPF
11 4 (4.04%) FTP
11 4 (4.04%) EIGRP
11 4 (4.04%) SSL
12 3 (3.03%) SNMP
12 3 (3.03%) Ethernet
12 3 (3.03%) MPLS
12 3 (3.03%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (16.16%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (15.15%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.02%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Toad
1 2 (2.02%) LoadRunner
1 2 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.01%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 14 (14.14%) Support Engineer
2 12 (12.12%) Analyst
3 11 (11.11%) Architect
4 10 (10.10%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.08%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Support Analyst
6 7 (7.07%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.07%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (6.06%) Administrator
8 5 (5.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) SharePoint Administrator
9 4 (4.04%) SharePoint Developer
9 4 (4.04%) Security Architect
9 4 (4.04%) Help Desk Support
9 4 (4.04%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
9 4 (4.04%) Consultant
9 4 (4.04%) Developer
10 3 (3.03%) Project Manager
10 3 (3.03%) Customer Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (15.15%) .NET
2 3 (3.03%) Application Packaging
3 2 (2.02%) SOAP
3 2 (2.02%) Web Services
3 2 (2.02%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.25%) Clustering
2 6 (6.06%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.03%) Mainframe
4 3 (3.03%) iSeries
4 3 (3.03%) Open Source
4 3 (3.03%) Replication
5 2 (2.02%) PDA
5 2 (2.02%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.02%) iPad
5 2 (2.02%) AS400
5 2 (2.02%) Handset
6 1 (1.01%) Tandem
6 1 (1.01%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.01%) Firmware
6 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 74 (74.75%) Windows
2 41 (41.41%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (39.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (25.25%) Windows XP
5 13 (13.13%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.12%) Windows Vista
6 12 (12.12%) Linux
7 9 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.06%) UNIX
10 2 (2.02%) zOS
10 2 (2.02%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.02%) i5/OS
10 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.02%) OS/400
11 1 (1.01%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.01%) OS/390
11 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.15%) Load Balancing
2 10 (10.10%) ITIL
3 9 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 9 (9.09%) Change Management
4 7 (7.07%) Service Management
4 7 (7.07%) Software Deployment
5 6 (6.06%) Validation
5 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (5.05%) Migration
7 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.04%) CRM
7 4 (4.04%) Security Management
7 4 (4.04%) Risk Management
7 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.04%) Network Management
7 4 (4.04%) High Availability
7 4 (4.04%) Change Control
7 4 (4.04%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.03%) Web Development
8 3 (3.03%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 20 (20.20%) SQL
3 3 (3.03%) VB
3 3 (3.03%) Java
4 2 (2.02%) C
4 2 (2.02%) COBOL
4 2 (2.02%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.02%) RPG
5 1 (1.01%) Ruby
5 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 17 (17.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (15.15%) MCSE
3 13 (13.13%) MCITP
4 12 (12.12%) MCTS
5 9 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (7.07%) CCNP
7 6 (6.06%) CCNA
8 3 (3.03%) CISSP
8 3 (3.03%) PMP
8 3 (3.03%) PMI Certification
9 2 (2.02%) MCP
9 2 (2.02%) CCDP
9 2 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.02%) MCDST
9 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) SC Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) MCSA
10 1 (1.01%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCSA
10 1 (1.01%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
System Software
1 49 (49.49%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.15%) Hyper-V
3 9 (9.09%) VMware ESX
4 6 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (3.03%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.02%) vCloud
7 2 (2.02%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (2.02%) RACF
7 2 (2.02%) XenApp
8 1 (1.01%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.01%) vSphere
8 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.11%) SCCM
2 8 (8.08%) SCOM
3 7 (7.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (7.07%) Backup Exec
4 6 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (4.04%) NetBackup
5 4 (4.04%) SCSM
6 3 (3.03%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (3.03%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (3.03%) Puppet
6 3 (3.03%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.03%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (2.02%) HP Quality Center
7 2 (2.02%) WSUS
7 2 (2.02%) Tivoli NetView
8 1 (1.01%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.01%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.01%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 38 (38.38%) Microsoft
2 22 (22.22%) VMware
3 17 (17.17%) Cisco
4 14 (14.14%) HP
4 14 (14.14%) Citrix
5 7 (7.07%) Avaya
5 7 (7.07%) Symantec
6 6 (6.06%) Juniper
6 6 (6.06%) Sophos
6 6 (6.06%) SonicWALL
6 6 (6.06%) Draytek
7 4 (4.04%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.04%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.04%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.03%) F5
8 3 (3.03%) CA
8 3 (3.03%) Apple
8 3 (3.03%) Dell
8 3 (3.03%) Nortel
9 2 (2.02%) Oracle
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