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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 87 73 55
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 41 46 61
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.49% 1.82% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.54% 15.92% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 17 19
Average daily rate
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£329 £275 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.54% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £149 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Average hourly rate £14.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.83% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £24.00 £21.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £40.00 £42.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+28.45% -8.82%
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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
327 289 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.88% 11.40% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 119 142
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.32% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 27
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £10.73 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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
Aberdeen +15 11 £310 +36.26%
Edinburgh -10 11 £375 -16.66% 1
Glasgow -2 9 £244 +137.13% 2
Renfrewshire -2 9 £340 +6.96%
Highlands - - - -
Stirling - - - -
Fife - - - -
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (65.26%) Windows
2 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
3 29 (30.53%) Security Cleared
4 28 (29.47%) Firewall
4 28 (29.47%) VMware
5 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
6 25 (26.32%) ITIL
7 24 (25.26%) SSL
8 22 (23.16%) DNS
9 21 (22.11%) ITIL Certification
9 21 (22.11%) Linux
9 21 (22.11%) SCCM
10 20 (21.05%) SQL
11 19 (20.00%) VPN
11 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 19 (20.00%) Data Mapping
12 18 (18.95%) SNMP
13 17 (17.89%) UNIX
14 16 (16.84%) Enterprise Software
15 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (15.79%) Firmware
15 15 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
16 14 (14.74%) HP
16 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (14.74%) MCTS
17 13 (13.68%) MCP
17 13 (13.68%) JSP
17 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
18 12 (12.63%) .NET
18 12 (12.63%) Active Directory

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (8.42%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.37%) IIS
3 6 (6.32%) WebLogic
3 6 (6.32%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.26%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.21%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (3.16%) Apache
7 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.05%) JBoss
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) MS Office
2 5 (5.26%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.11%) PaaS
1 2 (2.11%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 28 (29.47%) Firewall
2 24 (25.26%) SSL
3 22 (23.16%) DNS
4 19 (20.00%) VPN
5 18 (18.95%) SNMP
6 11 (11.58%) SAN
7 9 (9.47%) DHCP
8 8 (8.42%) HTTP
9 7 (7.37%) WAN
9 7 (7.37%) Reverse Proxy
10 6 (6.32%) LAN
11 4 (4.21%) DMZ
11 4 (4.21%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (3.16%) SSH
12 3 (3.16%) Network Security
12 3 (3.16%) NAS
12 3 (3.16%) Internet
12 3 (3.16%) VoIP
12 3 (3.16%) LDAP
13 2 (2.11%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Ant
2 1 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.05%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (11.58%) Finance
2 1 (1.05%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (14.74%) Analyst
2 12 (12.63%) Consultant
3 9 (9.47%) Technical Consultant
4 8 (8.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.37%) Data Consultant
6 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.32%) Test Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Build Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Designer
9 3 (3.16%) Applications Support
9 3 (3.16%) Implementation Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Architect
9 3 (3.16%) Service Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Design Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.68%) JSP
2 12 (12.63%) .NET
3 9 (9.47%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.47%) HTML
4 4 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
4 4 (4.21%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 2 (2.11%) XML
6 1 (1.05%) CSS
6 1 (1.05%) jQuery
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.05%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (1.05%) Middleware
6 1 (1.05%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Enterprise Software
2 12 (12.63%) Computer Science
3 6 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (5.26%) Device Driver
5 4 (4.21%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.21%) DataPower
6 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.11%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.11%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.05%) User Experience
8 1 (1.05%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 62 (65.26%) Windows
2 21 (22.11%) Linux
3 17 (17.89%) UNIX
4 15 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (11.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (11.58%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.58%) Windows XP
6 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (4.21%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) AIX
8 1 (1.05%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.32%) ITIL
2 19 (20.00%) Data Mapping
3 7 (7.37%) Project Management
4 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
6 4 (4.21%) Workflow
6 4 (4.21%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.16%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.16%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.16%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.16%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.11%) Validation
8 2 (2.11%) Business Continuity
8 2 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.11%) Integration Testing
8 2 (2.11%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.11%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.11%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) SQL
2 11 (11.58%) Java
3 9 (9.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
5 4 (4.21%) Korn
6 3 (3.16%) VB
6 3 (3.16%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.16%) Perl
7 2 (2.11%) C#
7 2 (2.11%) Bourne shell
7 2 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.05%) C-shell
8 1 (1.05%) JCL
8 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (30.53%) Security Cleared
2 26 (27.37%) SC Cleared
3 21 (22.11%) ITIL Certification
4 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (14.74%) MCTS
6 13 (13.68%) MCP
7 12 (12.63%) Degree
8 8 (8.42%) ISTQB
9 7 (7.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (3.16%) DV Cleared
10 3 (3.16%) MCITP
10 3 (3.16%) MCSE
11 2 (2.11%) CCNA
11 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
11 2 (2.11%) MCDST
12 1 (1.05%) ISEB
12 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.79%) Firmware
2 14 (14.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (12.63%) Active Directory
4 3 (3.16%) XenApp
4 3 (3.16%) vSphere
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.05%) Samba
6 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 21 (22.11%) SCCM
2 15 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 3 (3.16%) Nagios
3 3 (3.16%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.16%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.11%) WSUS
4 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.11%) DameWare
4 2 (2.11%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 39 (41.05%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.47%) VMware
3 14 (14.74%) HP
4 12 (12.63%) Citrix
5 11 (11.58%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.47%) IBM
6 9 (9.47%) Oracle
7 7 (7.37%) Symantec
8 5 (5.26%) EMC
9 4 (4.21%) Dell
9 4 (4.21%) Veritas
10 2 (2.11%) Nortel
10 2 (2.11%) CommVault
11 1 (1.05%) Cisco
11 1 (1.05%) TIBCO
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