The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 19 22 24
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 5 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 4.03% 1.74% 3.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 41.67% 11.76% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Average daily rate
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£375 - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
TCP/IP
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
12 17 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 9.68% 14.78% 15.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 18
Average daily rate £375 £260 £150
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +73.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £239 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £323 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £15.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 17 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
County Antrim +1 5 £375 - 1
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) Perl
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 3 (60.00%) Multicast
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
4 1 (20.00%) FTP
4 1 (20.00%) HTTP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) SSL
4 1 (20.00%) Sun
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CISSP
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (20.00%) Reuters
4 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) SSCP
4 1 (20.00%) Banking
4 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (20.00%) CEH
4 1 (20.00%) Snort
4 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Northern Ireland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Multicast
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Developer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C++ Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (40.00%) UNIX
4 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Low Latency
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 1 (20.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Information Security
2 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) SIEM
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C++
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) CISSP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SSCP
1 1 (20.00%) CEH
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) GIAC
1 1 (20.00%) GCIH
1 1 (20.00%) GPEN
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OPNET
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
3 1 (20.00%) Reuters
3 1 (20.00%) Bloomberg
3 1 (20.00%) ArcSight
3 1 (20.00%) LogLogic