The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 77 97 67
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 54 17 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.97% 0.69% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.59% 8.13% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 3 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +50.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £194 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £394 £275
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.00 £30.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.54% -1.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £28.90 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £32.10 £39.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
370 209 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.46% 8.46% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 102 114
Average daily rate £340 £345 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +0.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £158 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £456 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-42.14% -2.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £9.20 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £32.05 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
TCP/IP
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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 23 July 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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +21 22 £181 - 5
Edinburgh -21 11 £388 -3.12% 2
Aberdeen - 6 - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
TCP/IP
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 63 (71.59%) Windows
2 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
4 29 (32.95%) SC Cleared
4 29 (32.95%) DNS
5 23 (26.14%) DHCP
6 22 (25.00%) Linux
7 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
7 21 (23.86%) SSL
8 20 (22.73%) VMware
9 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
10 18 (20.45%) HP
11 17 (19.32%) ITIL
12 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (17.05%) SCCM
13 15 (17.05%) Citrix
13 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
13 15 (17.05%) UNIX
13 15 (17.05%) Java
13 15 (17.05%) HTTP
14 13 (14.77%) Firewall
14 13 (14.77%) Reverse Proxy
15 12 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
15 12 (13.64%) SQL
15 12 (13.64%) MS Office
15 12 (13.64%) JSP
16 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (12.50%) SAN
16 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.82%) WebLogic
3 5 (5.68%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.68%) WebSphere
3 5 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (5.68%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.27%) Apache
6 1 (1.14%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 12 (13.64%) MS Office
2 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (7.95%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.55%) PaaS
1 4 (4.55%) Heroku
2 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (32.95%) DNS
2 23 (26.14%) DHCP
3 21 (23.86%) SSL
4 15 (17.05%) HTTP
5 13 (14.77%) Reverse Proxy
5 13 (14.77%) Firewall
6 11 (12.50%) SAN
7 9 (10.23%) SNMP
7 9 (10.23%) VPN
8 6 (6.82%) WAN
8 6 (6.82%) LAN
9 4 (4.55%) DMZ
9 4 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (3.41%) Wireless
10 3 (3.41%) Network Security
11 2 (2.27%) MPLS
11 2 (2.27%) FTP
12 1 (1.14%) RIP
12 1 (1.14%) VoIP
12 1 (1.14%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
3 1 (1.14%) DB2
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.55%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.14%) Ant
2 1 (1.14%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (1.14%) ProC
General
1 5 (5.68%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Banking
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (18.18%) Analyst
2 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (9.09%) Consultant
4 7 (7.95%) Design Engineer
5 6 (6.82%) Test Analyst
5 6 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.68%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.68%) Administrator
7 4 (4.55%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.55%) Web Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Designer
8 3 (3.41%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.41%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.41%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.41%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (13.64%) JSP
2 9 (10.23%) .NET
3 8 (9.09%) ASP.NET
3 8 (9.09%) HTML
4 5 (5.68%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.55%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (2.27%) XML
7 1 (1.14%) EDI
7 1 (1.14%) SOAP
7 1 (1.14%) Web Services
7 1 (1.14%) CSS
7 1 (1.14%) J2EE
7 1 (1.14%) jQuery
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.14%) REST
7 1 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.14%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.23%) Enterprise Software
2 8 (9.09%) Firmware
3 5 (5.68%) Client/Server
3 5 (5.68%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.55%) DataPower
5 3 (3.41%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.27%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.14%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (1.14%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.14%) FMCG
7 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.14%) Clustering
7 1 (1.14%) Data Protection Act
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
7 1 (1.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 63 (71.59%) Windows
2 22 (25.00%) Linux
3 21 (23.86%) Windows XP
4 19 (21.59%) Windows 7
5 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (17.05%) UNIX
7 6 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.14%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (19.32%) ITIL
2 9 (10.23%) Project Management
3 8 (9.09%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (9.09%) Data Mapping
4 6 (6.82%) Customer Engagement
5 5 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (5.68%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.55%) Migration
6 4 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.55%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.55%) Integration Testing
6 4 (4.55%) Release Management
6 4 (4.55%) Business Transformation
6 4 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.41%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.27%) Workflow
8 2 (2.27%) Validation
8 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.05%) Java
2 12 (13.64%) SQL
3 8 (9.09%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.82%) VB
4 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.41%) Perl
6 2 (2.27%) Python
6 2 (2.27%) C#
7 1 (1.14%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.14%) JCL
7 1 (1.14%) Korn
7 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (35.23%) Security Cleared
2 29 (32.95%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (10.23%) ITIL Certification
5 8 (9.09%) MCTS
6 7 (7.95%) ISTQB
6 7 (7.95%) MCP
7 6 (6.82%) Degree
7 6 (6.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.41%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.14%) MCDST
10 1 (1.14%) CCNP
10 1 (1.14%) CCIP
10 1 (1.14%) CCNA
10 1 (1.14%) CCDP
10 1 (1.14%) ISEB
10 1 (1.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (1.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.14%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 11 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (6.82%) XenApp
4 5 (5.68%) Terminal Services
4 5 (5.68%) vSphere
5 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.14%) RHEV
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.14%) Xen
6 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) SCCM
2 12 (13.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.41%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.41%) WSUS
4 2 (2.27%) DameWare
4 2 (2.27%) Nagios
5 1 (1.14%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.14%) Legato
5 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.14%) Ganglia
5 1 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.14%) Puppet
5 1 (1.14%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.14%) StatsD
Vendors
1 32 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 20 (22.73%) VMware
3 18 (20.45%) HP
4 15 (17.05%) Citrix
5 9 (10.23%) Dell
6 8 (9.09%) Oracle
7 7 (7.95%) EMC
7 7 (7.95%) IBM
8 6 (6.82%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.55%) Symantec
9 4 (4.55%) Borland
10 3 (3.41%) CommVault
11 2 (2.27%) Veritas
12 1 (1.14%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.14%) Brocade
12 1 (1.14%) Polycom
12 1 (1.14%) Trend Micro
12 1 (1.14%) NetApp
12 1 (1.14%) JBoss
12 1 (1.14%) Cisco
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