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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 77 112 85
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -27
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 76 24 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.63% 0.79% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.52% 7.74% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 14 27
Median daily rate £343 £342 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.22% -8.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £198 £118
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £375 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £343 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.73% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 4 3
Median hourly rate £39.25 £17.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.88% -55.84%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +28.57%
TCP/IP
UK

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
562 310 400
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.41% 10.25% 14.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 283 128 207
Median daily rate £330 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £158 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 19 20
Median hourly rate £40.00 £30.09 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.95% +62.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.85 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland 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 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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Renfrewshire -7 35 £335 -3.73%
Glasgow +15 17 £351 -6.33% 3
Edinburgh -11 11 £355 +5.18% 1
Fife +8 3 - -
Aberdeen - 2 £345 -
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 52 (44.44%) DNS
2 49 (41.88%) Windows
3 45 (38.46%) WAN
4 42 (35.90%) SSL
5 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 34 (29.06%) Linux
7 33 (28.21%) Unix
8 32 (27.35%) Microsoft
9 31 (26.50%) Unit Testing
10 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
11 28 (23.93%) ITIL
12 27 (23.08%) HP
12 27 (23.08%) LAN
13 26 (22.22%) SNMP
13 26 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
13 26 (22.22%) SC Cleared
14 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
15 23 (19.66%) SAN
15 23 (19.66%) Firewall
16 22 (18.80%) VMware
17 21 (17.95%) Apache
17 21 (17.95%) SCCM
18 20 (17.09%) C-shell
18 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
18 20 (17.09%) Korn
18 20 (17.09%) IIS
18 20 (17.09%) Perl
18 20 (17.09%) Samba
19 19 (16.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 19 (16.24%) Oracle

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 21 (17.95%) Apache
2 20 (17.09%) IIS
3 11 (9.40%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.55%) WebSphere
5 7 (5.98%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.71%) Confluence
7 2 (1.71%) MS Exchange
7 2 (1.71%) nginx
7 2 (1.71%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (13.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.98%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (44.44%) DNS
2 45 (38.46%) WAN
3 42 (35.90%) SSL
4 27 (23.08%) LAN
5 26 (22.22%) SNMP
6 23 (19.66%) Firewall
6 23 (19.66%) SAN
7 19 (16.24%) iSCSI
8 16 (13.68%) OSPF
9 15 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
10 11 (9.40%) BGP
11 10 (8.55%) DHCP
11 10 (8.55%) MPLS
12 9 (7.69%) VLAN
13 8 (6.84%) EIGRP
13 8 (6.84%) LDAP
13 8 (6.84%) Wireless
14 7 (5.98%) Internet
15 6 (5.13%) ATM
15 6 (5.13%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.55%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.56%) MySQL
3 2 (1.71%) DB2
4 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 8 (6.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (6.84%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.56%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.56%) JIRA
2 3 (2.56%) Selenium
2 3 (2.56%) StarTeam
3 1 (0.85%) JMeter
3 1 (0.85%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (10.26%) Finance
2 7 (5.98%) Legal
3 6 (5.13%) Banking
4 2 (1.71%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (14.53%) Unix Engineer
2 14 (11.97%) Analyst
3 13 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 11 (9.40%) Consultant
4 11 (9.40%) Server Engineer
5 9 (7.69%) Security Analyst
6 8 (6.84%) SharePoint Engineer
7 7 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.27%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Build Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) IT Engineer
10 4 (3.42%) Test Analyst
11 3 (2.56%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 3 (2.56%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.55%) .NET
2 8 (6.84%) XML
3 7 (5.98%) Web Services
4 3 (2.56%) HTML
4 3 (2.56%) LAMP
4 3 (2.56%) Middleware
5 2 (1.71%) ASP.NET
5 2 (1.71%) Servlets
6 1 (0.85%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.85%) Gherkin
6 1 (0.85%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (0.85%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Cryptography
2 9 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (6.84%) Data Centre
4 7 (5.98%) CMDB
5 4 (3.42%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.42%) Device Driver
5 4 (3.42%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (2.56%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.85%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.85%) Clustering
7 1 (0.85%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.85%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 49 (41.88%) Windows
2 34 (29.06%) Linux
3 33 (28.21%) Unix
4 16 (13.68%) Windows Server
5 10 (8.55%) Solaris
6 9 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (5.98%) CatOS
8 6 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (5.13%) Windows XP
9 5 (4.27%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.85%) Android
11 1 (0.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (26.50%) Unit Testing
2 28 (23.93%) ITIL
3 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
4 10 (8.55%) Migration
4 10 (8.55%) Network Design
5 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (7.69%) Release Management
5 9 (7.69%) Software Delivery
6 8 (6.84%) Problem Management
6 8 (6.84%) Process Improvement
6 8 (6.84%) Project Management
7 7 (5.98%) Stakeholder Management
8 6 (5.13%) QMS
8 6 (5.13%) Time Management
8 6 (5.13%) Validation
9 5 (4.27%) Change Control
9 5 (4.27%) Incident Management
9 5 (4.27%) Service Delivery
9 5 (4.27%) Service Management
10 4 (3.42%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (24.79%) PowerShell
2 20 (17.09%) Bash Shell
2 20 (17.09%) C-shell
2 20 (17.09%) Korn
2 20 (17.09%) Perl
3 17 (14.53%) Shell Script
4 13 (11.11%) SQL
5 11 (9.40%) JavaScript
6 10 (8.55%) Java
7 8 (6.84%) C#
7 8 (6.84%) VBScript
8 4 (3.42%) C
Qualifications
1 36 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 26 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 10 (8.55%) MCSA
4 9 (7.69%) MCSE
5 8 (6.84%) CCNP
5 8 (6.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.84%) CISSP
6 7 (5.98%) CCNA
6 7 (5.98%) MCP
6 7 (5.98%) MCSD
6 7 (5.98%) MCTS
7 5 (4.27%) ISEB
8 4 (3.42%) ISTQB
9 3 (2.56%) CCIE
9 3 (2.56%) Degree
10 2 (1.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.85%) CISA
11 1 (0.85%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.13%) QA
2 5 (4.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (2.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 24 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 20 (17.09%) Samba
3 10 (8.55%) Firmware
4 9 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (3.42%) vSphere
6 2 (1.71%) Docker
6 2 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) Xen
7 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.85%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (17.95%) SCCM
2 19 (16.24%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 10 (8.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Nessus
5 1 (0.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (27.35%) Microsoft
2 27 (23.08%) HP
3 22 (18.80%) VMware
4 19 (16.24%) Cisco
4 19 (16.24%) Oracle
5 10 (8.55%) Altiris
6 6 (5.13%) Citrix
7 5 (4.27%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.42%) BT
8 4 (3.42%) Intel Security
8 4 (3.42%) Red Hat
8 4 (3.42%) Siemens
9 3 (2.56%) F5
9 3 (2.56%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.71%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.71%) IBM
10 2 (1.71%) Imperva
10 2 (1.71%) NCR
10 2 (1.71%) TOWER Software
10 2 (1.71%) Wincor Nixdorf