The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 104 77 97
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 21 52 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.70% 1.94% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.19% 13.27% 8.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 28 8
Average daily rate
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£319 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £124 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.02% +17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Average hourly rate £17.50 £38.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.54% +35.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -22.36%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
292 392 257
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.68% 14.63% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 218 127
Average daily rate £300 £351 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.55% +6.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 9 8
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -44.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £16.00 £9.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Edinburgh +1 14 £319 -20.31%
Fife -9 3 £100 -
Glasgow -11 2 £450 +95.65% 1
Stirling -2 1 £375 +66.66%
Lanarkshire -5 1 £280 +143.47%
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) DNS
3 13 (26.53%) Firewall
4 11 (22.45%) Information Security
4 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
4 11 (22.45%) SQL
5 9 (18.37%) MS Office
5 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
5 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
5 9 (18.37%) DHCP
5 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.33%) Malware Analysis
6 8 (16.33%) SCCM
6 8 (16.33%) Network Security
6 8 (16.33%) Banking
6 8 (16.33%) Linux
6 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
7 7 (14.29%) HP
7 7 (14.29%) UNIX
8 6 (12.24%) IIS
8 6 (12.24%) ITIL
8 6 (12.24%) SSL
8 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
9 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
9 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
9 5 (10.20%) Data Centre

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (18.37%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.24%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 9 (18.37%) MS Office
2 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (2.04%) PaaS
1 1 (2.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.57%) DNS
2 13 (26.53%) Firewall
3 9 (18.37%) DHCP
4 8 (16.33%) Network Security
5 6 (12.24%) SSL
6 5 (10.20%) HTTP
6 5 (10.20%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (8.16%) SAN
8 3 (6.12%) PPP
8 3 (6.12%) SNMP
8 3 (6.12%) WAN
8 3 (6.12%) GPRS
8 3 (6.12%) LAN
8 3 (6.12%) PSTN
9 2 (4.08%) LDAP
9 2 (4.08%) FTP
9 2 (4.08%) VPN
9 2 (4.08%) BGP
9 2 (4.08%) EIGRP
9 2 (4.08%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.04%) DB2
3 1 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (6.12%) JMeter
1 3 (6.12%) Selenium
1 3 (6.12%) WebDriver
General
1 8 (16.33%) Banking
2 3 (6.12%) Finance
3 2 (4.08%) Legal
4 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (40.82%) Analyst
2 6 (12.24%) Support Analyst
3 4 (8.16%) Security Analyst
4 3 (6.12%) Applications Support
4 3 (6.12%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) Consultant
4 3 (6.12%) Security Engineer
4 3 (6.12%) IT Support
5 2 (4.08%) ICT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded C Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.08%) Network Engineer
5 2 (4.08%) Desktop Support
5 2 (4.08%) Security Consultant
5 2 (4.08%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) .NET
2 4 (8.16%) HTML
3 2 (4.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.04%) XML
4 1 (2.04%) Application Packaging
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.04%) ASP.NET
4 1 (2.04%) JSP
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.12%) Computer Science
2 3 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.12%) Device Driver
3 2 (4.08%) Client/Server
3 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.04%) iSeries
4 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.04%) AS400
4 1 (2.04%) Replication
4 1 (2.04%) CLARiiON
4 1 (2.04%) PDA
4 1 (2.04%) Statistics
4 1 (2.04%) SCADA
4 1 (2.04%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Windows
2 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2008
2 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
3 8 (16.33%) Linux
3 8 (16.33%) Windows XP
4 7 (14.29%) UNIX
5 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (10.20%) Windows 8
7 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (4.08%) Windows Vista
8 2 (4.08%) Solaris
9 1 (2.04%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.04%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.45%) Information Security
2 8 (16.33%) Malware Analysis
3 6 (12.24%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL
4 5 (10.20%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (10.20%) Change Control
5 3 (6.12%) BDD
5 3 (6.12%) Software Delivery
5 3 (6.12%) TDD
5 3 (6.12%) Validation
5 3 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (6.12%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.12%) Test Automation
6 2 (4.08%) Performance Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Database Tuning
6 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
6 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.08%) Workflow
6 2 (4.08%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) SQL
2 5 (10.20%) C++
2 5 (10.20%) PowerShell
3 4 (8.16%) C
3 4 (8.16%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.12%) Perl
4 3 (6.12%) T-SQL
4 3 (6.12%) Python
4 3 (6.12%) Embedded C
5 2 (4.08%) Embedded C++
5 2 (4.08%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) VBScript
5 2 (4.08%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.04%) RPG
6 1 (2.04%) VB.NET
6 1 (2.04%) RPG/400
6 1 (2.04%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 3 (6.12%) MCSE
1 3 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (6.12%) Degree
2 2 (4.08%) SC Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.08%) MCP
2 2 (4.08%) A+ Certification
2 2 (4.08%) MCDST
2 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.04%) CCNP
3 1 (2.04%) CCNA
3 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
2 1 (2.04%) QA
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.12%) Firmware
3 3 (6.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.12%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) NFS
4 2 (4.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 2 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.04%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.08%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) Data Guard
4 1 (2.04%) Ganglia
4 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.04%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) StatsD
4 1 (2.04%) Graphite
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) Nessus
4 1 (2.04%) Nmap
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
4 1 (2.04%) DameWare
Vendors
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft
2 7 (14.29%) HP
3 5 (10.20%) Oracle
3 5 (10.20%) Cisco
3 5 (10.20%) VMware
4 3 (6.12%) EMC
4 3 (6.12%) Citrix
5 2 (4.08%) Sun
5 2 (4.08%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.08%) Remedy
5 2 (4.08%) Juniper
5 2 (4.08%) Nokia
5 2 (4.08%) 3PAR
6 1 (2.04%) Twitter
6 1 (2.04%) Dell Compellent
6 1 (2.04%) Veritas
6 1 (2.04%) CommVault
6 1 (2.04%) Qualys
6 1 (2.04%) Avaya
6 1 (2.04%) Dell