The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 36 34 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 37 35 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 4.00% 3.89% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.16% 17.68% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 2
Median daily rate £380 £425 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% +47.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £377 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £450 £298
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £346 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Median hourly rate £10.50 £20.00 £14.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.50% +36.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +24.13%
TCP/IP
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
229 198 255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.76% 22.02% 25.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 70 84
Median daily rate £375 £400 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +28.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £479 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 9
Median hourly rate £19.61 £22.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.84% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £37.50 £18.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Reading region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Reading region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 44 (56.41%) Windows
1 44 (56.41%) DNS
2 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 30 (38.46%) Linux
4 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
4 29 (37.18%) Windows Server
5 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 23 (29.49%) Firewall
6 23 (29.49%) Cisco
7 22 (28.21%) BGP
8 21 (26.92%) DHCP
9 20 (25.64%) VPN
9 20 (25.64%) HTTP
9 20 (25.64%) IPsec
10 18 (23.08%) VMware
10 18 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (21.79%) MCSA
12 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
12 16 (20.51%) Red Hat
13 15 (19.23%) IPv6
13 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
13 15 (19.23%) Degree
14 14 (17.95%) VBScript
15 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
15 13 (16.67%) SNMP
15 13 (16.67%) SMTP
15 13 (16.67%) CISSP
15 13 (16.67%) SAN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (6.41%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.13%) IIS
3 3 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) CMS
5 1 (1.28%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.85%) MS Office
3 1 (1.28%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.56%) Google Apps
2 2 (2.56%) Office 365
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (56.41%) DNS
2 23 (29.49%) Firewall
3 22 (28.21%) BGP
4 21 (26.92%) DHCP
5 20 (25.64%) HTTP
5 20 (25.64%) IPsec
5 20 (25.64%) VPN
6 15 (19.23%) IPv6
7 13 (16.67%) SAN
7 13 (16.67%) SMTP
7 13 (16.67%) SNMP
8 12 (15.38%) OSPF
9 11 (14.10%) Software-Defined Networking
10 10 (12.82%) Wireless
11 9 (11.54%) Ethernet
11 9 (11.54%) Fibre Channel
11 9 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
12 8 (10.26%) Internet
12 8 (10.26%) VoIP
12 8 (10.26%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.41%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (6.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.41%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (12.82%) Marketing
2 7 (8.97%) Back Office
2 7 (8.97%) Front Office
3 3 (3.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.28%) Games
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.82%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Back Office Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Cloud Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Field Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Azure Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Consultant
6 4 (5.13%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) IP Security Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.13%) SOC Analyst
7 3 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.85%) Technical Support
7 3 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (14.10%) .NET
1 11 (14.10%) CSS
1 11 (14.10%) XML
2 5 (6.41%) Hibernate
3 4 (5.13%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.85%) DCOM
4 3 (3.85%) RSS
5 1 (1.28%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Public Cloud
2 10 (12.82%) Computer Science
3 7 (8.97%) Statistics
4 6 (7.69%) Data Centre
4 6 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (6.41%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 4 (5.13%) iPad
6 4 (5.13%) PKI
7 3 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.85%) Clustering
8 1 (1.28%) DTV
8 1 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.28%) IPTV
8 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.28%) MPEG
8 1 (1.28%) Streaming Video
8 1 (1.28%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 44 (56.41%) Windows
2 30 (38.46%) Linux
3 29 (37.18%) Windows Server
4 18 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (11.54%) Ubuntu
6 8 (10.26%) Unix
7 7 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.85%) CentOS
9 3 (3.85%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.56%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.28%) NetWare
11 1 (1.28%) Solaris
11 1 (1.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (1.28%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Load Balancing
2 12 (15.38%) Mentoring
2 12 (15.38%) Presales
2 12 (15.38%) Process Improvement
3 11 (14.10%) Software Testing
4 10 (12.82%) Workflow
5 9 (11.54%) Incident Management
6 8 (10.26%) Problem Management
6 8 (10.26%) Validation
7 7 (8.97%) Analytics
7 7 (8.97%) Capacity Management
7 7 (8.97%) ITIL
7 7 (8.97%) Open Source
7 7 (8.97%) SIEM
8 6 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.69%) Security Operations
9 5 (6.41%) Customer Engagement
9 5 (6.41%) Fault Management
9 5 (6.41%) High Availability
9 5 (6.41%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 14 (17.95%) VBScript
3 11 (14.10%) C#
3 11 (14.10%) C++
3 11 (14.10%) VB
4 10 (12.82%) C
5 5 (6.41%) SQL
6 3 (3.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (21.79%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (21.79%) MCSA
3 15 (19.23%) Degree
4 13 (16.67%) CISSP
4 13 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 12 (15.38%) CCNA
6 10 (12.82%) MCSE
7 9 (11.54%) CEH
7 9 (11.54%) GCIA
7 9 (11.54%) GCIH
7 9 (11.54%) MCP
8 8 (10.26%) MCSD
8 8 (10.26%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.69%) CCNP
10 5 (6.41%) MCITP
10 5 (6.41%) MCTS
11 4 (5.13%) CCSA
11 4 (5.13%) CCSE
11 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.54%) PCI DSS
1 9 (11.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) QA
System Software
1 29 (37.18%) Hyper-V
2 17 (21.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (20.51%) Active Directory
4 4 (5.13%) ProxySG
4 4 (5.13%) vSphere
5 3 (3.85%) vCloud
6 2 (2.56%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.56%) XenServer
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.28%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (12.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (8.97%) RSA Security Analytics
3 6 (7.69%) SCCM
4 5 (6.41%) Ansible
4 5 (6.41%) Nagios
4 5 (6.41%) Puppet
4 5 (6.41%) SCVMM
5 4 (5.13%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.85%) RSA Archer
6 3 (3.85%) SCOM
6 3 (3.85%) WMI
6 3 (3.85%) WSUS
7 2 (2.56%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.56%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.28%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.28%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 23 (29.49%) Cisco
3 18 (23.08%) VMware
4 16 (20.51%) Red Hat
5 11 (14.10%) HP
6 9 (11.54%) Dell
6 9 (11.54%) Hitachi
6 9 (11.54%) IBM
6 9 (11.54%) Intel
7 8 (10.26%) F5
8 7 (8.97%) Huawei
8 7 (8.97%) NetWitness
9 6 (7.69%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.13%) Blue Coat
10 4 (5.13%) EMC
10 4 (5.13%) Qualys
11 3 (3.85%) Citrix
12 2 (2.56%) Avaya
12 2 (2.56%) Google
12 2 (2.56%) Juniper