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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 81 93 58
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -35
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 49 20 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.78% 0.82% 1.96%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.41% 8.85% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 12 10
Average daily rate
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£310 £275 £245
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.72% +12.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £111 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £445 £341
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 9
Average hourly rate £12.00 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £32.00 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.16%
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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
340 226 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.36% 9.23% 12.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 102 117
Average daily rate £313 £363 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +35.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £158 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £421 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.66% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.66 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.20 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +9 21 £197 +92.74% 3
Edinburgh -12 10 £305 -28.23% 2
Aberdeen +12 5 £310 +72.22% 1
Stirling - 1 £225 -
Fife - - - - 1
Midlothian - - - -
Lothian - - - -
Highlands - - - -
Dundee - - - -
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TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (68.13%) Windows
2 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
3 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
4 26 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 25 (27.47%) DNS
6 23 (25.27%) SSL
6 23 (25.27%) Linux
7 22 (24.18%) VMware
8 21 (23.08%) Firewall
9 20 (21.98%) ITIL
10 17 (18.68%) SQL
10 17 (18.68%) Windows XP
10 17 (18.68%) SCCM
10 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (17.58%) Windows 7
12 15 (16.48%) UNIX
12 15 (16.48%) HP
12 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (16.48%) ITIL Certification
12 15 (16.48%) Java
13 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
13 14 (15.38%) DHCP
14 13 (14.29%) HTTP
14 13 (14.29%) VPN
14 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
14 13 (14.29%) MS Office
14 13 (14.29%) JSP
14 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (14.29%) Data Mapping

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (10.99%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.69%) IIS
2 7 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere
4 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 3 (3.30%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.20%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) MS Office
2 5 (5.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (4.40%) PaaS
1 4 (4.40%) Heroku
2 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (27.47%) DNS
2 23 (25.27%) SSL
3 21 (23.08%) Firewall
4 14 (15.38%) DHCP
5 13 (14.29%) HTTP
5 13 (14.29%) VPN
6 12 (13.19%) SNMP
6 12 (13.19%) Reverse Proxy
7 10 (10.99%) SAN
8 7 (7.69%) LAN
8 7 (7.69%) WAN
9 4 (4.40%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (4.40%) Network Security
9 4 (4.40%) DMZ
10 3 (3.30%) Internet
10 3 (3.30%) VoIP
11 2 (2.20%) FTP
12 1 (1.10%) SNA
12 1 (1.10%) MPLS
12 1 (1.10%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.49%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.10%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (2.20%) StarTeam
2 1 (1.10%) Ant
2 1 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.10%) LoadRunner
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (16.48%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Consultant
4 7 (7.69%) Design Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.59%) Test Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Technical Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Web Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Data Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.40%) Build Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.30%) Implementation Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (3.30%) Administrator
8 3 (3.30%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (14.29%) JSP
2 12 (13.19%) .NET
3 9 (9.89%) ASP.NET
3 9 (9.89%) HTML
4 5 (5.49%) WebSphere MQ
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 2 (2.20%) XML
7 1 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (1.10%) Web Services
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) J2EE
7 1 (1.10%) jQuery
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) ASP.NET MVC 3
7 1 (1.10%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (10.99%) Firmware
3 9 (9.89%) Computer Science
4 5 (5.49%) Client/Server
5 4 (4.40%) DataPower
6 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.30%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.20%) Mathematics
7 2 (2.20%) Clustering
7 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.20%) EqualLogic
8 1 (1.10%) FMCG
8 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.10%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (1.10%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 62 (68.13%) Windows
2 23 (25.27%) Linux
3 17 (18.68%) Windows XP
3 17 (18.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (17.58%) Windows 7
5 15 (16.48%) UNIX
6 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.10%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.10%) AIX
8 1 (1.10%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.98%) ITIL
2 13 (14.29%) Data Mapping
3 8 (8.79%) Project Management
4 6 (6.59%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (5.49%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.49%) Migration
5 5 (5.49%) Penetration Testing
6 4 (4.40%) Business Continuity
6 4 (4.40%) Workflow
6 4 (4.40%) Customer Engagement
6 4 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (4.40%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.40%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.40%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.30%) Release Management
8 2 (2.20%) Load Balancing
8 2 (2.20%) Resource Management
8 2 (2.20%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.68%) SQL
2 15 (16.48%) Java
3 9 (9.89%) JavaScript
4 7 (7.69%) PowerShell
5 3 (3.30%) Perl
5 3 (3.30%) VB
6 2 (2.20%) C#
6 2 (2.20%) Korn
7 1 (1.10%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.10%) Python
7 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.10%) JCL
7 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (31.87%) Security Cleared
2 26 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (16.48%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (12.09%) MCTS
5 10 (10.99%) MCP
5 10 (10.99%) Degree
6 8 (8.79%) ISTQB
7 7 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.30%) MCITP
9 2 (2.20%) MCDST
9 2 (2.20%) MCSE
9 2 (2.20%) CCNA
9 2 (2.20%) ISEB
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.10%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) vSphere
4 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.20%) XenApp
5 2 (2.20%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 17 (18.68%) SCCM
2 12 (13.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.40%) Nagios
3 4 (4.40%) Backup Exec
4 3 (3.30%) WSUS
5 2 (2.20%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.20%) DameWare
5 2 (2.20%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.10%) Puppet
6 1 (1.10%) Vagrant
6 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.10%) StatsD
6 1 (1.10%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 1 (1.10%) Legato
Vendors
1 36 (39.56%) Microsoft
2 22 (24.18%) VMware
3 15 (16.48%) HP
4 12 (13.19%) Citrix
5 9 (9.89%) Oracle
6 8 (8.79%) Red Hat
7 7 (7.69%) IBM
8 5 (5.49%) Symantec
8 5 (5.49%) Dell
9 3 (3.30%) EMC
9 3 (3.30%) CommVault
10 2 (2.20%) Veritas
10 2 (2.20%) Borland
10 2 (2.20%) Nortel
11 1 (1.10%) TIBCO
11 1 (1.10%) JBoss
11 1 (1.10%) Cisco
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