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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 78 84 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -28
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 49 30 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.76% 1.21% 2.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.31% 11.81% 18.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 13
Average daily rate
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£320 £275 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £126 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £435 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 10
Average hourly rate £12.00 £31.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £25.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £40.00 £42.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.51% -8.57%
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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
320 254 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.51% 10.28% 12.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 104 116
Average daily rate £320 £361 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.23% +44.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £422 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 32
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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
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 19 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
Glasgow +4 19 £197 +91.50% 3
Edinburgh -5 10 £364 -14.35% 1
Renfrewshire - 10 £344 - 2
Aberdeen +12 7 £310 +72.22% 4
Stirling - 1 £225 -
Fife - - - - 1
Dundee - - - -
Highlands - - - -
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 62 (63.92%) Windows
2 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
3 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
4 28 (28.87%) SSL
5 26 (26.80%) DNS
5 26 (26.80%) SC Cleared
6 25 (25.77%) VMware
6 25 (25.77%) Linux
7 23 (23.71%) Firewall
8 22 (22.68%) ITIL
8 22 (22.68%) SCCM
9 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (17.53%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (17.53%) SQL
10 17 (17.53%) SNMP
11 16 (16.49%) Java
11 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (16.49%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (15.46%) Data Mapping
12 15 (15.46%) VPN
12 15 (15.46%) HP
12 15 (15.46%) UNIX
12 15 (15.46%) Firmware
12 15 (15.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
13 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
13 14 (14.43%) MS Office
13 14 (14.43%) MCTS
14 13 (13.40%) Windows 7

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.22%) WebLogic
2 7 (7.22%) IIS
2 7 (7.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
3 6 (6.19%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.15%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.12%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.09%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.09%) Apache
7 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.03%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Office
2 5 (5.15%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.12%) PaaS
1 4 (4.12%) Heroku
2 2 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.87%) SSL
2 26 (26.80%) DNS
3 23 (23.71%) Firewall
4 17 (17.53%) SNMP
5 15 (15.46%) VPN
6 13 (13.40%) HTTP
7 12 (12.37%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (11.34%) DHCP
8 11 (11.34%) SAN
9 8 (8.25%) WAN
10 7 (7.22%) LAN
11 4 (4.12%) Network Security
11 4 (4.12%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (4.12%) DMZ
12 3 (3.09%) Internet
12 3 (3.09%) VoIP
13 2 (2.06%) FTP
14 1 (1.03%) Telnet
14 1 (1.03%) X.25
14 1 (1.03%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.40%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Ant
2 1 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.03%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (11.34%) Finance
2 2 (2.06%) Banking
3 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (15.46%) Analyst
2 13 (13.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Consultant
4 8 (8.25%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (6.19%) Build Engineer
5 6 (6.19%) Data Consultant
5 6 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.19%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.15%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Web Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.12%) Design Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.09%) Junior
8 3 (3.09%) Administrator
8 3 (3.09%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.09%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.40%) JSP
2 12 (12.37%) .NET
3 9 (9.28%) HTML
3 9 (9.28%) ASP.NET
4 5 (5.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.12%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 3 (3.09%) XML
7 1 (1.03%) Middleware
7 1 (1.03%) J2EE
7 1 (1.03%) CSS
7 1 (1.03%) SOAP
7 1 (1.03%) Web Services
7 1 (1.03%) .NET Framework
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.03%) REST
7 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) Enterprise Software
2 15 (15.46%) Firmware
3 11 (11.34%) Computer Science
4 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.15%) Device Driver
5 5 (5.15%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.12%) DataPower
7 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.06%) EqualLogic
8 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.06%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.06%) Clustering
8 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.03%) CLARiiON
9 1 (1.03%) Data Protection Act
9 1 (1.03%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (1.03%) User Experience
9 1 (1.03%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 62 (63.92%) Windows
2 25 (25.77%) Linux
3 16 (16.49%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (15.46%) UNIX
5 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
6 13 (13.40%) Windows 7
7 11 (11.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (9.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.03%) AIX
9 1 (1.03%) Solaris
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.68%) ITIL
2 15 (15.46%) Data Mapping
3 9 (9.28%) Project Management
4 6 (6.19%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.15%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.15%) Migration
5 5 (5.15%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.15%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.12%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.12%) Business Transformation
6 4 (4.12%) Workflow
6 4 (4.12%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.09%) Business Continuity
7 3 (3.09%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (3.09%) Release Management
7 3 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.06%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.06%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.06%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) SQL
2 16 (16.49%) Java
3 9 (9.28%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.12%) Korn
5 4 (4.12%) Perl
6 3 (3.09%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.09%) VB
7 2 (2.06%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.06%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.06%) C#
8 1 (1.03%) JCL
8 1 (1.03%) Python
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 29 (29.90%) Security Cleared
2 26 (26.80%) SC Cleared
3 18 (18.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 17 (17.53%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (14.43%) MCTS
6 13 (13.40%) MCP
7 12 (12.37%) Degree
8 8 (8.25%) ISTQB
9 7 (7.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (3.09%) MCITP
10 3 (3.09%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.06%) MCDST
11 2 (2.06%) MCSE
11 2 (2.06%) ISEB
11 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.06%) CCNA
12 1 (1.03%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (14.43%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.12%) vSphere
4 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.06%) XenApp
5 2 (2.06%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.03%) Samba
6 1 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 22 (22.68%) SCCM
2 15 (15.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.12%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.12%) Nagios
4 3 (3.09%) WSUS
5 2 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (2.06%) DameWare
5 2 (2.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.03%) Legato
6 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.03%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.03%) Puppet
6 1 (1.03%) StatsD
6 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.03%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 40 (41.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (25.77%) VMware
3 15 (15.46%) HP
4 11 (11.34%) Citrix
5 9 (9.28%) Oracle
5 9 (9.28%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.22%) IBM
7 5 (5.15%) Symantec
7 5 (5.15%) Dell
8 3 (3.09%) CommVault
8 3 (3.09%) EMC
9 2 (2.06%) JBoss
9 2 (2.06%) Nortel
9 2 (2.06%) Veritas
9 2 (2.06%) TIBCO
10 1 (1.03%) Cisco
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