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 5 May 2015 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 96 91 86
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 54 44 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.39% 1.40% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.59% 10.76% 10.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 4
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -23.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £83 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £350 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £42.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-63.52% +142.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £25.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.29 £44.25 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -8.95%
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
510 409 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.12% 13.04% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 178 126
Average daily rate £325 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the North West region over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 5 May 2015. 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
Manchester +4 20 £225 +28.57% 16
Cheshire -12 19 £463 +49.19% 15
Lancashire +7 7 £275 - 2
Merseyside -7 7 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 50 (54.95%) Windows
2 35 (38.46%) DNS
3 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
4 33 (36.26%) DHCP
5 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
6 24 (26.37%) ITIL
7 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (20.88%) WAN
8 19 (20.88%) LAN
9 18 (19.78%) Cisco
10 17 (18.68%) VMware
11 15 (16.48%) Configuration Management
11 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
12 14 (15.38%) MS Office
13 13 (14.29%) Linux
13 13 (14.29%) Windows XP
13 13 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
13 13 (14.29%) zOS
13 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (13.19%) Citrix
14 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
14 12 (13.19%) HP
14 12 (13.19%) Firewall
15 11 (12.09%) Finance
15 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
15 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
15 11 (12.09%) SCCM
15 11 (12.09%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 14 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.09%) MQSeries
2 11 (12.09%) IIS
3 8 (8.79%) Apache
3 8 (8.79%) Tomcat
3 8 (8.79%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.79%) Jetty
3 8 (8.79%) nginx
4 7 (7.69%) CICS
5 2 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.20%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.20%) Lync
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.10%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 14 (15.38%) MS Office
2 12 (13.19%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.79%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (8.79%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 7 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.69%) Google App Engine
3 2 (2.20%) Office 365
4 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 35 (38.46%) DNS
2 33 (36.26%) DHCP
3 19 (20.88%) WAN
3 19 (20.88%) LAN
4 12 (13.19%) Firewall
5 11 (12.09%) HTTP
6 10 (10.99%) SSL
6 10 (10.99%) Internet
7 9 (9.89%) FTP
7 9 (9.89%) IPsec
8 8 (8.79%) BGP
8 8 (8.79%) SAN
9 7 (7.69%) VPN
9 7 (7.69%) NAS
10 6 (6.59%) OSPF
10 6 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
10 6 (6.59%) DMZ
10 6 (6.59%) VoIP
11 5 (5.49%) Wireless
11 5 (5.49%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.69%) DB2
2 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.40%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.40%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (2.20%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.30%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.10%) Toad
3 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
3 1 (1.10%) MSI
General
1 11 (12.09%) Finance
2 8 (8.79%) Banking
3 3 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.30%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.10%) Back Office
4 1 (1.10%) Legal
4 1 (1.10%) Advertising
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (25.27%) Analyst
2 9 (9.89%) Programmer
2 9 (9.89%) Service Analyst
3 8 (8.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (8.79%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.59%) Network Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Developer
5 5 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (5.49%) Systems Programmer
5 5 (5.49%) Wintel Analyst
6 4 (4.40%) Mainframe Programmer
6 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Architect
7 3 (3.30%) Consultant
7 3 (3.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.79%) .NET
1 8 (8.79%) J2EE
2 7 (7.69%) Servlets
3 6 (6.59%) HTML
4 5 (5.49%) ISPF
5 3 (3.30%) Application Packaging
5 3 (3.30%) Middleware
6 1 (1.10%) SOAP
6 1 (1.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.99%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.79%) Mainframe
2 8 (8.79%) Clustering
3 7 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.69%) Open Source
4 6 (6.59%) Device Driver
5 5 (5.49%) IBM Mainframe
6 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.30%) iPhone
7 3 (3.30%) CMDB
7 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.20%) Handset
8 2 (2.20%) VSAM
8 2 (2.20%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.20%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.10%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.10%) iPad
9 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (1.10%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.95%) Windows
2 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (16.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 13 (14.29%) Linux
4 13 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 13 (14.29%) zOS
5 12 (13.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.89%) UNIX
7 8 (8.79%) Windows 2000
8 5 (5.49%) Apple iOS
9 4 (4.40%) MVS
10 3 (3.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (2.20%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.20%) Windows Vista
11 2 (2.20%) AIX
12 1 (1.10%) Solaris
12 1 (1.10%) OS/390
12 1 (1.10%) Android
12 1 (1.10%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.37%) ITIL
2 15 (16.48%) Configuration Management
3 10 (10.99%) Migration
4 7 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (7.69%) Service Management
4 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (6.59%) Network Management
5 6 (6.59%) High Availability
5 6 (6.59%) Network Design
5 6 (6.59%) Project Management
5 6 (6.59%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (5.49%) DevOps
6 5 (5.49%) Unit Testing
6 5 (5.49%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.49%) Incident Management
7 4 (4.40%) Web Development
7 4 (4.40%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (3.30%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.09%) PowerShell
2 10 (10.99%) SQL
3 8 (8.79%) Java
4 7 (7.69%) VBScript
5 5 (5.49%) COBOL
5 5 (5.49%) REXX
6 4 (4.40%) JCL
6 4 (4.40%) VBA
6 4 (4.40%) Assembly Language
7 3 (3.30%) Perl
7 3 (3.30%) PHP
7 3 (3.30%) Jython
8 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.10%) C
9 1 (1.10%) C++
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (12.09%) CCNP
2 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
3 9 (9.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (9.89%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.79%) Degree
5 6 (6.59%) CCNA
5 6 (6.59%) MCSE
6 4 (4.40%) CCIE
7 3 (3.30%) MCP
7 3 (3.30%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (3.30%) CCEA
7 3 (3.30%) MCITP
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Certification
7 3 (3.30%) A+ Certification
7 3 (3.30%) CCEE
7 3 (3.30%) CCIA
8 2 (2.20%) CEH
8 2 (2.20%) MCDST
8 2 (2.20%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.89%) SLA
2 4 (4.40%) QA
3 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.89%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.79%) Xen
3 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (7.69%) Firmware
5 6 (6.59%) DFS Replication
6 4 (4.40%) XenApp
7 3 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.30%) Terminal Server
7 3 (3.30%) RACF
7 3 (3.30%) VMware ESX
8 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) SCCM
2 7 (7.69%) Puppet
3 6 (6.59%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.59%) SCVMM
4 3 (3.30%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.30%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.20%) CiscoWorks
6 1 (1.10%) Ansible
6 1 (1.10%) OMEGAMON
6 1 (1.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.10%) Nagios
6 1 (1.10%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (37.36%) Microsoft
2 18 (19.78%) Cisco
3 17 (18.68%) VMware
4 12 (13.19%) HP
4 12 (13.19%) Citrix
5 10 (10.99%) IBM
5 10 (10.99%) Oracle
6 9 (9.89%) Dell
7 7 (7.69%) Google
8 6 (6.59%) CA
9 5 (5.49%) Apple
9 5 (5.49%) Juniper
10 4 (4.40%) Symantec
10 4 (4.40%) Remedy
10 4 (4.40%) AppSense
11 3 (3.30%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.30%) Aruba
11 3 (3.30%) LANDesk
11 3 (3.30%) Avaya
11 3 (3.30%) Wyse
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