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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 100 76 84
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 45 55 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 1.83% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% 14.63% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 10
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% -18.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £171 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £415 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.02% +17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
Average hourly rate £15.50 £10.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+55.00% -67.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £8.70 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.72 £14.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -22.36%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -24 14 £500 +94.17% 18
Manchester -9 13 £310 +18.09% 17
Lancashire +11 10 £300 - 4
Merseyside -10 4 - - 2
Cumbria - 2 £413 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 (52.63%) Windows
2 39 (41.05%) DNS
3 36 (37.89%) DHCP
4 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
5 29 (30.53%) Active Directory
6 24 (25.26%) Cisco
7 20 (21.05%) Firewall
7 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
8 19 (20.00%) MS Office
8 19 (20.00%) ITIL
8 19 (20.00%) VMware
9 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (17.89%) CCNP
11 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (15.79%) Internet
11 15 (15.79%) Linux
11 15 (15.79%) IIS
11 15 (15.79%) LAN
11 15 (15.79%) WAN
11 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
12 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
12 13 (13.68%) VPN
12 13 (13.68%) HTTP
12 13 (13.68%) BGP
12 13 (13.68%) IPsec
13 12 (12.63%) Migration
13 12 (12.63%) FTP
13 12 (12.63%) SQL
13 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
13 12 (12.63%) Open Source

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 15 (15.79%) IIS
2 13 (13.68%) MS Exchange
3 8 (8.42%) CICS
3 8 (8.42%) MQSeries
4 7 (7.37%) Apache
4 7 (7.37%) Tomcat
4 7 (7.37%) WebSphere
4 7 (7.37%) Jetty
4 7 (7.37%) nginx
5 3 (3.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.11%) Lync
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) MS Office
2 11 (11.58%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.11%) MS Project
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.53%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 6 (6.32%) Google App Engine
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.05%) Office 365
5 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 39 (41.05%) DNS
2 36 (37.89%) DHCP
3 20 (21.05%) Firewall
4 15 (15.79%) Internet
4 15 (15.79%) LAN
4 15 (15.79%) WAN
5 13 (13.68%) HTTP
5 13 (13.68%) VPN
5 13 (13.68%) BGP
5 13 (13.68%) IPsec
6 12 (12.63%) FTP
7 11 (11.58%) OSPF
7 11 (11.58%) SSL
7 11 (11.58%) SAN
8 7 (7.37%) SNMP
8 7 (7.37%) Wireless
8 7 (7.37%) Network Security
9 6 (6.32%) NAS
9 6 (6.32%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (6.32%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.37%) DB2
2 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database
3 4 (4.21%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.21%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.16%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (3.16%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (2.11%) Oracle Discoverer
5 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.11%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.05%) MSI
General
1 10 (10.53%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
4 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 2 (2.11%) Electronics
4 2 (2.11%) Local Government
4 2 (2.11%) Marketing
5 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.05%) Legal
5 1 (1.05%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) Network Engineer
3 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) Service Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Programmer
6 6 (6.32%) Architect
6 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Mainframe Programmer
7 4 (4.21%) Service Desk Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Systems Programmer
8 3 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) HTML
1 7 (7.37%) .NET
1 7 (7.37%) J2EE
2 6 (6.32%) Servlets
3 5 (5.26%) ISPF
4 3 (3.16%) Middleware
5 2 (2.11%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.05%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.47%) Mainframe
3 7 (7.37%) Device Driver
4 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.32%) IBM Mainframe
4 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.16%) CMDB
6 3 (3.16%) iPhone
6 3 (3.16%) Handset
6 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) VSAM
6 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (2.11%) Statistics
7 2 (2.11%) DTV
7 2 (2.11%) iPad
7 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 50 (52.63%) Windows
2 18 (18.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (15.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (15.79%) Linux
4 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
5 10 (10.53%) zOS
5 10 (10.53%) UNIX
6 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.26%) Apple iOS
8 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.11%) AIX
9 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.05%) Android
10 1 (1.05%) VxWorks
10 1 (1.05%) ThreadX
10 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
2 12 (12.63%) Open Source
3 10 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 9 (9.47%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (7.37%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (7.37%) Service Management
5 7 (7.37%) Network Management
6 6 (6.32%) Project Management
6 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
7 5 (5.26%) Web Development
7 5 (5.26%) Server Building
8 4 (4.21%) Unit Testing
8 4 (4.21%) SIEM
8 4 (4.21%) Network Design
8 4 (4.21%) Automated Testing
8 4 (4.21%) ERP
9 3 (3.16%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.16%) Information Security
9 3 (3.16%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) SQL
2 7 (7.37%) Java
3 6 (6.32%) VBScript
4 5 (5.26%) Perl
4 5 (5.26%) COBOL
4 5 (5.26%) REXX
4 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.21%) JCL
5 4 (4.21%) Assembly Language
5 4 (4.21%) VBA
6 3 (3.16%) Python
6 3 (3.16%) PHP
6 3 (3.16%) Jython
7 2 (2.11%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C
8 1 (1.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (21.05%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (17.89%) CCNP
3 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
4 11 (11.58%) CCNA
5 10 (10.53%) SC Cleared
6 9 (9.47%) Degree
7 8 (8.42%) CCIE
7 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.21%) CEH
9 4 (4.21%) MCSE
9 4 (4.21%) CISSP
10 3 (3.16%) MCDST
10 3 (3.16%) MCITP
10 3 (3.16%) MCP
10 3 (3.16%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.16%) Oracle Certification
11 2 (2.11%) PMP
11 2 (2.11%) PMI Certification
11 2 (2.11%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (30.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) Hyper-V
3 7 (7.37%) Xen
4 6 (6.32%) VMware ESX
5 4 (4.21%) RACF
6 3 (3.16%) vCloud
6 3 (3.16%) XenApp
7 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
7 2 (2.11%) Firmware
7 2 (2.11%) Terminal Server
7 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.05%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.05%) vSphere
8 1 (1.05%) QEMU
8 1 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 9 (9.47%) Puppet
1 9 (9.47%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
3 3 (3.16%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (3.16%) Tivoli
3 3 (3.16%) Nagios
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.11%) OMEGAMON
4 2 (2.11%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (2.11%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 31 (32.63%) Microsoft
2 24 (25.26%) Cisco
3 19 (20.00%) VMware
4 11 (11.58%) Citrix
5 10 (10.53%) IBM
6 9 (9.47%) Juniper
7 8 (8.42%) Oracle
8 7 (7.37%) HP
9 6 (6.32%) Symantec
9 6 (6.32%) Google
10 5 (5.26%) Apple
11 4 (4.21%) CA
11 4 (4.21%) Dell
11 4 (4.21%) Aruba
11 4 (4.21%) ArcSight
12 3 (3.16%) F5
12 3 (3.16%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.16%) Infoblox
12 3 (3.16%) LANDesk
12 3 (3.16%) Remedy
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