The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 99 86 75
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 198 216 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 2.29% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.37% 12.00% 12.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 119 92
Median daily rate £368 £381 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.60% +19.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £274 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £339 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.54% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 25 22
Median hourly rate £34.50 £18.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £13.88 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £47.50 £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.25 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+101.38% +26.31%
TCP/IP
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1742 1800 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.55% 19.11% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 960 884 740
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 122 98
Median hourly rate £36.00 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £41.35 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £24.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+31.25% +33.33%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East 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 the South East

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the South East region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the South East region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 June 2016.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Berkshire +5 55 £375 - 15
Hampshire +15 51 £320 -20.00% 19
Surrey -10 43 £410 +9.33% 11
West Sussex -11 14 £425 +100.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £340 -9.33% 4
Oxfordshire +13 6 £286 -18.21% 4
East Sussex 0 6 £413 +25.00% 3
Middlesex -4 5 £360 +19.00%
Kent +3 4 £271 -46.41% 5
Thames Valley - 3 £600 -
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 South East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 197 (46.79%) Windows
2 148 (35.15%) DNS
3 139 (33.02%) Firewall
4 136 (32.30%) Linux
5 132 (31.35%) Cisco
6 120 (28.50%) Active Directory
7 119 (28.27%) Microsoft
8 111 (26.37%) ITIL
9 109 (25.89%) DHCP
10 108 (25.65%) WAN
11 101 (23.99%) LAN
12 85 (20.19%) VPN
13 73 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
13 73 (17.34%) Windows Server
14 71 (16.86%) SSL
15 67 (15.91%) Security Cleared
16 64 (15.20%) HTTP
17 63 (14.96%) VMware
17 63 (14.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 62 (14.73%) IPsec
19 61 (14.49%) MS Office
20 58 (13.78%) Finance
21 55 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
21 55 (13.06%) SC Cleared
22 53 (12.59%) Unix
23 52 (12.35%) MS Excel
23 52 (12.35%) CheckPoint
23 52 (12.35%) Internet
24 51 (12.11%) Network Security
25 50 (11.88%) BGP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 41 (9.74%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (2.61%) Apache
3 11 (2.61%) IIS
4 9 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.14%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (1.90%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.66%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.43%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.19%) JBoss
8 5 (1.19%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.95%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.71%) CMS
10 3 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.24%) SAS
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 61 (14.49%) MS Office
2 52 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.66%) Acrobat
4 4 (0.95%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.48%) QuarkXPress
Business Applications
1 6 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.48%) Primavera
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (4.04%) Office 365
2 14 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.38%) Mimecast
4 5 (1.19%) SaaS
5 3 (0.71%) IaaS
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 148 (35.15%) DNS
2 139 (33.02%) Firewall
3 109 (25.89%) DHCP
4 108 (25.65%) WAN
5 101 (23.99%) LAN
6 85 (20.19%) VPN
7 71 (16.86%) SSL
8 64 (15.20%) HTTP
9 62 (14.73%) IPsec
10 52 (12.35%) Internet
11 51 (12.11%) Network Security
12 50 (11.88%) BGP
13 46 (10.93%) MPLS
13 46 (10.93%) SAN
14 43 (10.21%) SNMP
15 41 (9.74%) Wireless
16 30 (7.13%) Ethernet
17 29 (6.89%) OSPF
18 27 (6.41%) LDAP
19 26 (6.18%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.23%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.28%) Oracle Database
3 6 (1.43%) MySQL
4 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.95%) Big Data
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.71%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.71%) OpenStack Swift
6 3 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.24%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (1.66%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.66%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.43%) SoapUI
3 5 (1.19%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.95%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.95%) Rational Rhapsody
5 3 (0.71%) Jenkins
5 3 (0.71%) Subversion
6 2 (0.48%) IntelliJ
6 2 (0.48%) JUnit
6 2 (0.48%) Maven
7 1 (0.24%) CasperJS
7 1 (0.24%) Introscope
7 1 (0.24%) PhantomJS
7 1 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.24%) Redmine
7 1 (0.24%) Selenium
General
1 58 (13.78%) Finance
2 36 (8.55%) Telecoms
3 16 (3.80%) Marketing
4 9 (2.14%) Back Office
4 9 (2.14%) Games
4 9 (2.14%) Legal
5 7 (1.66%) Banking
5 7 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.19%) Billing
7 3 (0.71%) Advertising
7 3 (0.71%) Electronics
7 3 (0.71%) Multimedia
7 3 (0.71%) Retail
8 2 (0.48%) Front Office
8 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.24%) German Language
9 1 (0.24%) Law
9 1 (0.24%) Military
9 1 (0.24%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (18.05%) Analyst
2 63 (14.96%) Support Engineer
3 62 (14.73%) Network Engineer
4 30 (7.13%) Administrator
5 29 (6.89%) Security Engineer
6 26 (6.18%) Desktop Support
7 24 (5.70%) Security Analyst
8 22 (5.23%) Service Analyst
8 22 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
9 21 (4.99%) Network Analyst
9 21 (4.99%) Systems Administrator
10 20 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 20 (4.75%) Support Analyst
11 19 (4.51%) Network Security Engineer
12 17 (4.04%) Developer
13 16 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
13 16 (3.80%) Network Security Analyst
13 16 (3.80%) Network Support
14 15 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 15 (3.56%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (8.31%) XML
2 30 (7.13%) CSS
3 22 (5.23%) 802.1X
4 18 (4.28%) .NET
5 16 (3.80%) SOAP
6 13 (3.09%) HTML
7 12 (2.85%) Hibernate
8 9 (2.14%) Web Services
9 8 (1.90%) J2EE
9 8 (1.90%) JDBC
10 7 (1.66%) DHTML
10 7 (1.66%) JMS
10 7 (1.66%) JSP
10 7 (1.66%) Servlets
10 7 (1.66%) Spring
10 7 (1.66%) Struts
11 6 (1.43%) MFC
11 6 (1.43%) XML Messaging
12 4 (0.95%) Java SE
12 4 (0.95%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.21%) Data Centre
2 25 (5.94%) Clustering
3 24 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (4.99%) Public Cloud
5 19 (4.51%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.51%) PKI
6 18 (4.28%) Computer Science
7 15 (3.56%) Mathematics
8 14 (3.33%) Blackberry
8 14 (3.33%) Driving Licence
8 14 (3.33%) RSA SecurID
9 13 (3.09%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (3.09%) HACMP
10 12 (2.85%) AS400
11 10 (2.38%) Device Driver
12 9 (2.14%) Cryptography
12 9 (2.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 9 (2.14%) iPad
13 8 (1.90%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.66%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 197 (46.79%) Windows
2 136 (32.30%) Linux
3 73 (17.34%) Windows Server
4 63 (14.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 53 (12.59%) Unix
6 37 (8.79%) Windows 7
7 36 (8.55%) Windows XP
8 28 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (5.46%) Solaris
10 22 (5.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (4.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (3.33%) AIX
13 13 (3.09%) CentOS
14 11 (2.61%) Windows 8
15 10 (2.38%) Ubuntu
16 6 (1.43%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.95%) Android
17 4 (0.95%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.95%) Windows NT
18 2 (0.48%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (26.37%) ITIL
2 44 (10.45%) Load Balancing
3 40 (9.50%) Change Management
4 33 (7.84%) Information Security
4 33 (7.84%) Mentoring
5 28 (6.65%) Incident Management
6 27 (6.41%) ITSM
7 25 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (5.94%) Service Management
8 23 (5.46%) Project Management
9 18 (4.28%) Process Improvement
9 18 (4.28%) SIEM
10 17 (4.04%) High Availability
10 17 (4.04%) Problem Management
11 16 (3.80%) DevOps
11 16 (3.80%) Presales
11 16 (3.80%) Validation
11 16 (3.80%) Workflow
12 15 (3.56%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 35 (8.31%) Python
2 32 (7.60%) C
3 31 (7.36%) Perl
4 27 (6.41%) C++
4 27 (6.41%) PowerShell
5 25 (5.94%) SQL
6 20 (4.75%) Java
7 17 (4.04%) C#
7 17 (4.04%) VBScript
8 14 (3.33%) JavaScript
9 13 (3.09%) VB
10 12 (2.85%) Shell Script
11 8 (1.90%) PHP
12 6 (1.43%) Bourne shell
12 6 (1.43%) Tcl
13 4 (0.95%) C++/CLI
13 4 (0.95%) Ruby
14 3 (0.71%) Ada
14 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
15 2 (0.48%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (17.34%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (15.91%) Security Cleared
3 55 (13.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 55 (13.06%) SC Cleared
4 48 (11.40%) CCNA
5 39 (9.26%) MCSE
6 38 (9.03%) CCNP
7 34 (8.08%) Degree
8 30 (7.13%) MCP
9 25 (5.94%) CISSP
9 25 (5.94%) MCSA
10 16 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (3.09%) MCDST
11 13 (3.09%) MCSD
12 12 (2.85%) GCIH
13 11 (2.61%) CCSE
14 10 (2.38%) CCSA
15 9 (2.14%) GCIA
16 8 (1.90%) CEH
17 6 (1.43%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.36%) PCI DSS
2 19 (4.51%) SLA
3 9 (2.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 9000
6 2 (0.48%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) ISO22301
7 1 (0.24%) JTAG
7 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 120 (28.50%) Active Directory
2 47 (11.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (8.79%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.23%) vSphere
5 17 (4.04%) XenApp
6 12 (2.85%) NFS
6 12 (2.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 10 (2.38%) Firmware
7 10 (2.38%) vCloud
8 9 (2.14%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 9 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.66%) ProxySG
9 7 (1.66%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.43%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (1.43%) Oracle Clusterware
10 6 (1.43%) Veritas File System
11 4 (0.95%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.71%) RHEV
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 31 (7.36%) SCCM
2 22 (5.23%) Puppet
3 21 (4.99%) FortiGate
4 17 (4.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 12 (2.85%) NetBackup
6 11 (2.61%) Backup Exec
7 10 (2.38%) HP SIM
8 9 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 9 (2.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 7 (1.66%) Ansible
9 7 (1.66%) DameWare
9 7 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
10 6 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
10 6 (1.43%) Legato
10 6 (1.43%) RSA Security Analytics
10 6 (1.43%) SCVMM
10 6 (1.43%) Veritas Storage Foundation
11 5 (1.19%) Nagios
11 5 (1.19%) SCOM
12 4 (0.95%) BMC Marimba
Vendors
1 132 (31.35%) Cisco
2 119 (28.27%) Microsoft
3 63 (14.96%) VMware
4 52 (12.35%) CheckPoint
5 49 (11.64%) HP
6 48 (11.40%) Juniper
7 38 (9.03%) Red Hat
8 35 (8.31%) Citrix
9 32 (7.60%) Blue Coat
10 30 (7.13%) EMC
10 30 (7.13%) IBM
11 29 (6.89%) F5
12 27 (6.41%) Oracle
13 20 (4.75%) Palo Alto
13 20 (4.75%) Symantec
14 19 (4.51%) Veritas
15 18 (4.28%) 3Com
16 17 (4.04%) Dell
16 17 (4.04%) Intel Security
17 15 (3.56%) Sun
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