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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 75 97 118
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 71 39 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.33% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.82% 8.99% 4.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 13 2
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +27.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £275 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £387 £283
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.48 £35.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.50% +118.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £8.50 £14.50 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.58 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.53% -10.97%
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
479 434 471
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.81% 14.75% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 218 173
Average daily rate £320 £305 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -12.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £225 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 37 45
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.56 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.78% +66.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £14.00 £13.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £28.64
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +3 30 £310 -6.41% 12
Lancashire -4 21 £513 - 1
Manchester -9 9 £350 +7.69% 12
Merseyside -3 4 £180 -10.44%
Cumbria - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 85 (70.25%) Windows
2 57 (47.11%) Active Directory
3 51 (42.15%) DNS
4 49 (40.50%) Microsoft
5 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 35 (28.93%) IIS
7 35 (28.93%) VMware
8 33 (27.27%) DHCP
9 29 (23.97%) Clustering
10 27 (22.31%) Linux
11 26 (21.49%) PowerShell
12 24 (19.83%) .NET
12 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
12 24 (19.83%) Windows XP
13 23 (19.01%) SQL
14 22 (18.18%) SAN
15 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
15 21 (17.36%) MS Office
15 21 (17.36%) WAN
15 21 (17.36%) Finance
15 21 (17.36%) Firewall
16 20 (16.53%) LAN
17 19 (15.70%) Cisco
17 19 (15.70%) MCSE
18 18 (14.88%) HTTP
18 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
18 18 (14.88%) SharePoint 2010
19 17 (14.05%) Load Balancing

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

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 35 (28.93%) IIS
2 24 (19.83%) SharePoint
3 18 (14.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (12.40%) MS Exchange
5 9 (7.44%) Tomcat
6 8 (6.61%) Apache
6 8 (6.61%) WebSphere
7 7 (5.79%) Jetty
7 7 (5.79%) nginx
8 5 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.65%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (1.65%) Lync
10 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.83%) CMS
11 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (17.36%) MS Office
2 12 (9.92%) MS Excel
3 9 (7.44%) MS Project
4 7 (5.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (2.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (4.13%) Google App Engine
2 1 (0.83%) SaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Office 365
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (42.15%) DNS
2 33 (27.27%) DHCP
3 22 (18.18%) SAN
4 21 (17.36%) WAN
4 21 (17.36%) Firewall
5 20 (16.53%) LAN
6 18 (14.88%) HTTP
7 16 (13.22%) Wireless
8 12 (9.92%) IPsec
8 12 (9.92%) SSL
9 11 (9.09%) VPN
10 10 (8.26%) FTP
11 7 (5.79%) Network Security
12 5 (4.13%) OSPF
12 5 (4.13%) BGP
13 4 (3.31%) VoIP
14 3 (2.48%) Ethernet
14 3 (2.48%) SNMP
14 3 (2.48%) EIGRP
14 3 (2.48%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 18 (14.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (14.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.48%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (5.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (1.65%) Toad
3 2 (1.65%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.65%) Local Government
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 19 (15.70%) Analyst
2 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
3 10 (8.26%) Administrator
3 10 (8.26%) Architect
4 9 (7.44%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.61%) Support Analyst
5 8 (6.61%) Desktop Support
6 6 (4.96%) Desktop Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.96%) SharePoint Administrator
7 5 (4.13%) SharePoint Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Security Consultant
7 5 (4.13%) Service Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Developer
7 5 (4.13%) Consultant
8 4 (3.31%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.31%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (3.31%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (19.83%) .NET
2 7 (5.79%) J2EE
2 7 (5.79%) Servlets
3 3 (2.48%) SOAP
3 3 (2.48%) Application Packaging
4 2 (1.65%) Web Services
4 2 (1.65%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 29 (23.97%) Clustering
2 16 (13.22%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.13%) Open Source
5 4 (3.31%) Replication
6 3 (2.48%) Mainframe
6 3 (2.48%) PDA
6 3 (2.48%) iSeries
7 2 (1.65%) iPad
7 2 (1.65%) AS400
7 2 (1.65%) Handset
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Tandem
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 85 (70.25%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (37.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (22.31%) Linux
5 24 (19.83%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.57%) Windows 7
7 10 (8.26%) Windows Vista
8 9 (7.44%) Windows 2000
8 9 (7.44%) UNIX
9 8 (6.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.31%) Solaris
11 2 (1.65%) OS/400
11 2 (1.65%) zOS
11 2 (1.65%) i5/OS
12 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.83%) OS/390
12 1 (0.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (14.05%) Load Balancing
2 12 (9.92%) ITIL
3 10 (8.26%) Configuration Management
3 10 (8.26%) Change Management
3 10 (8.26%) Problem Management
4 9 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (6.61%) Validation
6 7 (5.79%) Migration
6 7 (5.79%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.79%) Service Management
6 7 (5.79%) Software Deployment
6 7 (5.79%) DevOps
7 5 (4.13%) Risk Management
7 5 (4.13%) Unit Testing
7 5 (4.13%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (4.13%) Automated Testing
8 4 (3.31%) Incident Management
8 4 (3.31%) Security Management
8 4 (3.31%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.31%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.49%) PowerShell
2 23 (19.01%) SQL
3 10 (8.26%) Java
4 5 (4.13%) VB
5 2 (1.65%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.65%) C
5 2 (1.65%) COBOL
5 2 (1.65%) RPG
6 1 (0.83%) PHP
6 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (17.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (15.70%) MCSE
3 15 (12.40%) MCITP
4 13 (10.74%) MCTS
5 10 (8.26%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (6.61%) CCNA
7 6 (4.96%) CCNP
8 5 (4.13%) CISSP
8 5 (4.13%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.31%) PMP
9 4 (3.31%) PMI Certification
10 3 (2.48%) GCIA
10 3 (2.48%) GCIH
10 3 (2.48%) CEH
10 3 (2.48%) MCP
10 3 (2.48%) SC Cleared
11 2 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.65%) MCDST
11 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.83%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (47.11%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.40%) Hyper-V
3 13 (10.74%) VMware ESX
4 11 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (4.96%) Xen
5 6 (4.96%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.65%) RACF
7 1 (0.83%) NFS
7 1 (0.83%) Firmware
7 1 (0.83%) XenApp
7 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.83%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) SCCM
2 8 (6.61%) SCOM
3 7 (5.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (5.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (5.79%) Backup Exec
4 6 (4.96%) Puppet
5 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.48%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (2.48%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.48%) HP Quality Center
6 3 (2.48%) Business Desktop Deployment
6 3 (2.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (2.48%) SCSM
7 2 (1.65%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.65%) Tivoli NetView
7 2 (1.65%) WSUS
8 1 (0.83%) Legato
8 1 (0.83%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.83%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 49 (40.50%) Microsoft
2 35 (28.93%) VMware
3 19 (15.70%) Cisco
4 16 (13.22%) Citrix
5 15 (12.40%) HP
6 8 (6.61%) Juniper
6 8 (6.61%) Symantec
7 7 (5.79%) SonicWALL
8 6 (4.96%) Draytek
8 6 (4.96%) Fortinet
8 6 (4.96%) Sophos
8 6 (4.96%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.96%) Avaya
9 5 (4.13%) Dell
9 5 (4.13%) Google
9 5 (4.13%) F5
10 4 (3.31%) EMC
10 4 (3.31%) Nortel
11 3 (2.48%) Oracle
11 3 (2.48%) CA
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