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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 40 42 33
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 37 27 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 3.69% 3.13% 5.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.87% 11.30% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 24
Average daily rate
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£388 £369 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% +47.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £490 £394
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% -47.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%
TCP/IP
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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
207 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.62% 27.69% 23.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 28 (39.44%) DNS
2 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
3 21 (29.58%) Windows
4 18 (25.35%) HTTP
5 17 (23.94%) Firewall
6 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
6 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
6 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
7 14 (19.72%) VPN
7 14 (19.72%) XML
8 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
8 13 (18.31%) VLAN
9 12 (16.90%) Cisco
9 12 (16.90%) Linux
9 12 (16.90%) SQL
9 12 (16.90%) Juniper
9 12 (16.90%) Configuration Management
10 11 (15.49%) BGP
10 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (15.49%) OSPF
10 11 (15.49%) Validation
10 11 (15.49%) MS Office
10 11 (15.49%) UNIX
10 11 (15.49%) LAN
10 11 (15.49%) DHCP
11 10 (14.08%) JMS
11 10 (14.08%) IBM
11 10 (14.08%) WSDL
11 10 (14.08%) SOAP
11 10 (14.08%) VMware

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 7 (9.86%) IIS
1 7 (9.86%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.04%) WebSphere
3 5 (7.04%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (7.04%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.23%) WebLogic
5 3 (4.23%) JBoss
5 3 (4.23%) Apache
5 3 (4.23%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.82%) CMS
6 2 (2.82%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (18.31%) MS Excel
2 11 (15.49%) MS Office
3 6 (8.45%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (39.44%) DNS
2 18 (25.35%) HTTP
3 17 (23.94%) Firewall
4 14 (19.72%) VPN
5 13 (18.31%) VLAN
6 11 (15.49%) OSPF
6 11 (15.49%) BGP
6 11 (15.49%) DHCP
6 11 (15.49%) LAN
7 10 (14.08%) IPsec
7 10 (14.08%) Network Security
8 6 (8.45%) LTE
8 6 (8.45%) SSH
8 6 (8.45%) 3GPP
8 6 (8.45%) SNMP
8 6 (8.45%) 3G
8 6 (8.45%) 4G
8 6 (8.45%) Radio Access Network
8 6 (8.45%) WebEx
9 5 (7.04%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (14.08%) Big Data
2 4 (5.63%) DB2
3 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
4 2 (2.82%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.41%) MySQL
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Electronics
3 4 (5.63%) Front Office
3 4 (5.63%) Back Office
4 2 (2.82%) Games
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (22.54%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Developer
3 10 (14.08%) Support Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Operations Engineer
4 5 (7.04%) Network Operations Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Senior Support Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Back Office Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.23%) WebSphere Developer
7 2 (2.82%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (2.82%) Escalation Engineer
8 1 (1.41%) Middleware Specialist
8 1 (1.41%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (19.72%) XML
2 10 (14.08%) JMS
2 10 (14.08%) WSDL
2 10 (14.08%) SOAP
3 7 (9.86%) Middleware
4 4 (5.63%) Web Services
4 4 (5.63%) HTML
4 4 (5.63%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.23%) .NET
6 2 (2.82%) J2EE
6 2 (2.82%) CSS
6 2 (2.82%) Application Packaging
6 2 (2.82%) Silverlight
6 2 (2.82%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (1.41%) jQuery
7 1 (1.41%) HTML5
7 1 (1.41%) Memcached
7 1 (1.41%) CSS3
7 1 (1.41%) Esper
7 1 (1.41%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.08%) DataPower
2 9 (12.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (11.27%) PKI
3 8 (11.27%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.45%) Client/Server
4 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.04%) Statistics
5 5 (7.04%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.82%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
6 2 (2.82%) MPEG
6 2 (2.82%) DTV
6 2 (2.82%) IPTV
6 2 (2.82%) Streaming Video
6 2 (2.82%) STB
7 1 (1.41%) Device Driver
7 1 (1.41%) HP Storage
7 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.41%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (29.58%) Windows
2 12 (16.90%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) UNIX
3 11 (15.49%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.86%) Windows XP
7 6 (8.45%) Windows 7
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000 Server
8 5 (7.04%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.82%) Solaris
9 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.41%) FreeBSD
10 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Configuration Management
2 11 (15.49%) Validation
3 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
3 10 (14.08%) High Availability
3 10 (14.08%) Low Latency
4 7 (9.86%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (9.86%) Network Design
5 6 (8.45%) Workflow
6 5 (7.04%) Line Management
7 4 (5.63%) Capacity Management
7 4 (5.63%) Fault Management
7 4 (5.63%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.82%) Release Management
8 2 (2.82%) Scrum
8 2 (2.82%) Video Processing
8 2 (2.82%) Open Source
8 2 (2.82%) DRM
8 2 (2.82%) Mentoring
9 1 (1.41%) Multithreading
9 1 (1.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 15 (21.13%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.90%) SQL
3 4 (5.63%) C
3 4 (5.63%) PHP
4 3 (4.23%) C#
4 3 (4.23%) C++
4 3 (4.23%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.23%) VBScript
4 3 (4.23%) VB
5 2 (2.82%) Perl
6 1 (1.41%) Python
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby
6 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 9 (12.68%) Degree
3 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared
4 7 (9.86%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (7.04%) MCTS
7 4 (5.63%) CCNA
8 2 (2.82%) CCNP
9 1 (1.41%) CCIE
9 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
9 1 (1.41%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (1.41%) JNCIP
9 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (21.13%) Hyper-V
2 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
3 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.63%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (12.68%) SCOM
2 8 (11.27%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.82%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.41%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.41%) Cacti
4 1 (1.41%) Ganglia
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) collectd
4 1 (1.41%) logstash
4 1 (1.41%) Salt
4 1 (1.41%) Graphite
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (35.21%) Microsoft
2 12 (16.90%) Cisco
2 12 (16.90%) Juniper
3 10 (14.08%) IBM
3 10 (14.08%) CheckPoint
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Red Hat
5 8 (11.27%) F5
6 7 (9.86%) Fortinet
7 5 (7.04%) HP
8 4 (5.63%) Citrix
8 4 (5.63%) Huawei
9 3 (4.23%) Oracle
10 2 (2.82%) ProCurve
10 2 (2.82%) Tektronix
10 2 (2.82%) Apple
10 2 (2.82%) Adobe
10 2 (2.82%) Sun
11 1 (1.41%) Aerohive Networks
11 1 (1.41%) Altiris
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