The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 43 27 60
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +33
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 26 54 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.89% 5.60% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 23.28% 4.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 27 4
Average daily rate
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£363 £250 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.00% -25.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £125 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £388 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.95% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £30.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +86.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
253 232 430
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.08% 24.07% 36.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 82 96
Average daily rate £351 £275 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -1.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £130 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 15
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £15.58
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +50.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £16.30 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
TCP/IP
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TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 20 (41.67%) DNS
4 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
6 14 (29.17%) SQL
6 14 (29.17%) IIS
7 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (22.92%) Cisco
8 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
8 11 (22.92%) PKI
9 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
9 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
9 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
9 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
9 10 (20.83%) SCCM
9 10 (20.83%) SCOM
10 9 (18.75%) VBScript
10 9 (18.75%) DCOM
10 9 (18.75%) Internet
10 9 (18.75%) WMI
11 8 (16.67%) VPN
11 8 (16.67%) C
12 7 (14.58%) WAN
13 6 (12.50%) SS7
13 6 (12.50%) INAP
13 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (12.50%) Change Management
13 6 (12.50%) Firewall
13 6 (12.50%) WAP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 (29.17%) IIS
2 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (4.17%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.08%) Apache
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (31.25%) MS Excel
2 4 (8.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (41.67%) DNS
2 9 (18.75%) Internet
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
4 7 (14.58%) WAN
5 6 (12.50%) DHCP
5 6 (12.50%) LAN
5 6 (12.50%) SS7
5 6 (12.50%) INAP
5 6 (12.50%) Firewall
5 6 (12.50%) SAN
6 5 (10.42%) IPv4
6 5 (10.42%) IPv6
7 4 (8.33%) SSL
7 4 (8.33%) HTTP
7 4 (8.33%) SMTP
8 3 (6.25%) LDAP
8 3 (6.25%) NAS
9 2 (4.17%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.17%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.17%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.08%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.42%) GDB
2 3 (6.25%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (6.25%) JUnit
2 3 (6.25%) TeamCity
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 1 (2.08%) Games
2 1 (2.08%) Retail
2 1 (2.08%) Billing
Job Titles
1 9 (18.75%) SCCM Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Analyst
2 7 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 7 (14.58%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) NOC Engineer
3 5 (10.42%) C Developer
3 5 (10.42%) C Programmer
3 5 (10.42%) Programmer
3 5 (10.42%) Developer
3 5 (10.42%) Server Engineer
4 4 (8.33%) Server Support
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Analyst
5 3 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
5 3 (6.25%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Server Support Engineer
5 3 (6.25%) Build Engineer
6 2 (4.17%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (18.75%) DCOM
2 6 (12.50%) WAP
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) SOAP
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.92%) PKI
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) Open Source
5 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
5 1 (2.08%) Derivative
Operating Systems
1 32 (66.67%) Windows
2 12 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (12.50%) Windows 7
3 6 (12.50%) Linux
3 6 (12.50%) Windows XP
3 6 (12.50%) VMS
3 6 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.17%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.17%) Windows NT
4 2 (4.17%) UNIX
5 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.08%) Windows 8
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) SUSE
5 1 (2.08%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
2 6 (12.50%) Change Management
2 6 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 5 (10.42%) Embedded Software Development
3 5 (10.42%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.42%) Fault Management
4 4 (8.33%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.33%) ITIL
5 3 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (6.25%) Capacity Management
6 2 (4.17%) Software Engineering
6 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Waterfall
6 2 (4.17%) Service Management
7 1 (2.08%) CRM
7 1 (2.08%) ITSM
7 1 (2.08%) Migration
7 1 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (2.08%) Requirements Management
7 1 (2.08%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (29.17%) SQL
2 10 (20.83%) T-SQL
2 10 (20.83%) PowerShell
3 9 (18.75%) VBScript
4 8 (16.67%) C
5 5 (10.42%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.17%) Java
7 1 (2.08%) Perl
7 1 (2.08%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.50%) DV Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) MCSE
4 3 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.17%) Degree
5 2 (4.17%) MCP
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (4.17%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 24 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) NLBS
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
3 2 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.08%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (20.83%) SCCM
1 10 (20.83%) SCOM
2 9 (18.75%) WMI
3 3 (6.25%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Cisco
3 5 (10.42%) VMware
4 4 (8.33%) NetApp
4 4 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (8.33%) Apple
5 2 (4.17%) HP
5 2 (4.17%) Altiris
5 2 (4.17%) Citrix
5 2 (4.17%) F5
6 1 (2.08%) Juniper
6 1 (2.08%) BMC
6 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.08%) Fujitsu
6 1 (2.08%) EMC
6 1 (2.08%) Oracle
6 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
6 1 (2.08%) McAfee
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