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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 98 83 70
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 26 40 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.93% 1.62% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 14.39% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 16
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£325 £355 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% +23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £103 £275 £147
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £447 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -19.61%
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
356 278 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.78% 11.26% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 118 124
Average daily rate £350 £350 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 10 17
Average hourly rate £30.00 £29.50 £36.83
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% -19.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Edinburgh -12 12 £450 +12.50% 2
Glasgow -2 5 £105 -76.66% 3
Aberdeen +5 4 £325 -5.79% 1
Fife +2 2 - -
Stirling - - - - 1
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (30.67%) Firewall
4 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 20 (26.67%) VMware
5 20 (26.67%) Linux
6 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
7 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (20.00%) ITIL
8 15 (20.00%) SSL
9 14 (18.67%) SNMP
9 14 (18.67%) MCP
9 14 (18.67%) SQL
10 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
10 13 (17.33%) VPN
10 13 (17.33%) UNIX
10 13 (17.33%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (14.67%) MCTS
12 11 (14.67%) SCCM
12 11 (14.67%) Data Mapping
12 11 (14.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
12 11 (14.67%) Firmware
12 11 (14.67%) Finance
12 11 (14.67%) DNS
13 10 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 10 (13.33%) Citrix

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.67%) IIS
4 3 (4.00%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.00%) Apache
4 3 (4.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.67%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.33%) CICS
6 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 7 (9.33%) MS Office
2 4 (5.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.67%) Firewall
2 15 (20.00%) SSL
3 14 (18.67%) SNMP
4 13 (17.33%) VPN
5 11 (14.67%) DNS
6 8 (10.67%) LAN
6 8 (10.67%) WAN
6 8 (10.67%) SAN
7 6 (8.00%) DHCP
7 6 (8.00%) Internet
8 5 (6.67%) VoIP
9 4 (5.33%) Network Security
9 4 (5.33%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (4.00%) SSH
10 3 (4.00%) NAS
10 3 (4.00%) LDAP
11 1 (1.33%) IP Telephony
11 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.33%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.33%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (5.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.67%) MySQL
4 1 (1.33%) DB2
4 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (2.67%) Ant
2 1 (1.33%) Selenium
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 3 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 10 (13.33%) Consultant
3 8 (10.67%) Technical Consultant
4 7 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Data Consultant
6 5 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.33%) Designer
7 4 (5.33%) Build Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) UNIX Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.00%) Design Engineer
8 3 (4.00%) Architect
9 2 (2.67%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.00%) .NET
2 7 (9.33%) JSP
3 6 (8.00%) ASP.NET
3 6 (8.00%) HTML
4 2 (2.67%) XML
4 2 (2.67%) Middleware
5 1 (1.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (1.33%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.00%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (13.33%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.00%) Mathematics
3 3 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.00%) Device Driver
3 3 (4.00%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
4 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.33%) PDA
5 1 (1.33%) DataPower
5 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.33%) EPoS
5 1 (1.33%) EMV
5 1 (1.33%) Chip and PIN
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 37 (49.33%) Windows
2 20 (26.67%) Linux
3 13 (17.33%) UNIX
4 12 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (8.00%) Windows XP
8 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (5.33%) Solaris
10 2 (2.67%) AIX
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.33%) zOS
11 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (20.00%) ITIL
2 11 (14.67%) Data Mapping
3 6 (8.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (6.67%) Migration
4 5 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.67%) Project Management
5 4 (5.33%) Information Security
6 3 (4.00%) Software Testing
6 3 (4.00%) Workflow
7 2 (2.67%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.67%) Unit Testing
7 2 (2.67%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.67%) Test Scripting
7 2 (2.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (2.67%) Resource Management
7 2 (2.67%) Knowledge Management
7 2 (2.67%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.67%) Penetration Testing
8 1 (1.33%) Software Engineering
8 1 (1.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) SQL
2 7 (9.33%) JavaScript
3 6 (8.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (6.67%) Korn
4 5 (6.67%) Perl
5 4 (5.33%) Java
6 3 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.67%) Python
7 2 (2.67%) C
7 2 (2.67%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.33%) C-shell
8 1 (1.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 21 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 19 (25.33%) SC Cleared
3 16 (21.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (18.67%) MCP
5 13 (17.33%) ITIL Certification
6 11 (14.67%) MCTS
7 9 (12.00%) Degree
8 8 (10.67%) ISTQB
9 5 (6.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 5 (6.67%) MCSE
10 3 (4.00%) MCDST
10 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
10 3 (4.00%) CCNA
10 3 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (4.00%) ISEB
11 2 (2.67%) MCITP
12 1 (1.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 1 (1.33%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (14.67%) Firmware
2 9 (12.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.33%) Nmap
4 1 (1.33%) vSphere
4 1 (1.33%) XenApp
4 1 (1.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (14.67%) SCCM
1 11 (14.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (5.33%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.67%) Nagios
4 2 (2.67%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.33%) Nessus
5 1 (1.33%) CA Endevor
5 1 (1.33%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 36 (48.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (26.67%) VMware
3 11 (14.67%) Red Hat
4 10 (13.33%) Citrix
5 8 (10.67%) HP
6 7 (9.33%) Symantec
6 7 (9.33%) IBM
6 7 (9.33%) Oracle
7 4 (5.33%) Nortel
7 4 (5.33%) Veritas
8 3 (4.00%) EMC
9 1 (1.33%) CA
9 1 (1.33%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.33%) Cisco
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