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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 90 78 85
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 190 209 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.22% 2.25% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.00% 10.80% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 102 73
Average daily rate £350 £327 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.19% -5.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £131 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 25 23
Average hourly rate £37.50 £39.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% +139.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.06 £49.00 £42.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.75 £26.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-21.69% +76.66%
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
1728 1936 1459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 20.82% 17.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 956 931 627
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 112 120
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Berkshire 0 45 £338 +2.89% 29
Surrey -5 42 £395 +50.47% 19
Hampshire -21 36 £325 -18.75% 25
Buckinghamshire +17 20 £355 +23.47% 9
Oxfordshire +11 14 £130 - 7
West Sussex +3 8 £300 +1.69% 1
East Sussex +2 8 £325 -18.75% 5
Kent -3 6 £320 +132.72% 5
M4 Corridor +1 5 £288 -17.85%
Middlesex -2 1 £160 -50.76%
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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.

1 198 (45.52%) Windows
2 169 (38.85%) DNS
3 155 (35.63%) Firewall
4 128 (29.43%) Cisco
5 116 (26.67%) Linux
6 115 (26.44%) Microsoft
7 114 (26.21%) Active Directory
8 108 (24.83%) LAN
9 105 (24.14%) ITIL
10 94 (21.61%) WAN
11 91 (20.92%) DHCP
12 81 (18.62%) VMware
13 80 (18.39%) VPN
14 74 (17.01%) Unix
15 71 (16.32%) Windows Server
16 70 (16.09%) HP
16 70 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
17 69 (15.86%) SSL
18 68 (15.63%) HTTP
19 66 (15.17%) Security Cleared
20 60 (13.79%) Finance
21 59 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 57 (13.10%) SNMP
23 54 (12.41%) CheckPoint
23 54 (12.41%) OSPF
24 53 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
25 52 (11.95%) Internet
25 52 (11.95%) BGP
25 52 (11.95%) Windows XP
25 52 (11.95%) VLAN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 35 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.21%) Apache
2 27 (6.21%) IIS
3 18 (4.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 13 (2.99%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.99%) Tomcat
5 13 (2.99%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2007
6 9 (2.07%) IBM Notes
7 6 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
8 5 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.15%) OpenStack
8 5 (1.15%) WebLogic
9 4 (0.92%) JBoss
10 3 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.69%) CMS
11 2 (0.46%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (7.13%) MS Office
2 27 (6.21%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.76%) MS Visio
4 11 (2.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (1.84%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.92%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 6 (1.38%) Oracle EBS
1 6 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.68%) SaaS
2 8 (1.84%) Mimecast
3 7 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (1.61%) Office 365
4 5 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (0.69%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.46%) IaaS
7 2 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 169 (38.85%) DNS
2 155 (35.63%) Firewall
3 108 (24.83%) LAN
4 94 (21.61%) WAN
5 91 (20.92%) DHCP
6 80 (18.39%) VPN
7 69 (15.86%) SSL
8 68 (15.63%) HTTP
9 57 (13.10%) SNMP
10 54 (12.41%) OSPF
11 52 (11.95%) BGP
11 52 (11.95%) Internet
11 52 (11.95%) Network Security
11 52 (11.95%) VLAN
12 50 (11.49%) MPLS
13 49 (11.26%) SAN
14 43 (9.89%) SMTP
15 41 (9.43%) Ethernet
16 39 (8.97%) FTP
16 39 (8.97%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (10.57%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.22%) SQL Server 2005
4 11 (2.53%) Big Data
5 9 (2.07%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.38%) MySQL
6 6 (1.38%) Relational Database
7 5 (1.15%) Hadoop
7 5 (1.15%) OpenStack Swift
8 4 (0.92%) FileMaker
8 4 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (0.69%) MongoDB
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
10 2 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 13 (2.99%) Visual Studio
2 8 (1.84%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.38%) Introscope
3 6 (1.38%) Moq
4 5 (1.15%) Jasmine
4 5 (1.15%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.92%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.69%) InstallShield
6 3 (0.69%) Subversion
7 2 (0.46%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.46%) Gerrit
7 2 (0.46%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.46%) JIRA
7 2 (0.46%) JUnit
7 2 (0.46%) Maven
8 1 (0.23%) CasperJS
8 1 (0.23%) PhantomJS
8 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 60 (13.79%) Finance
2 35 (8.05%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.30%) Back Office
3 10 (2.30%) Banking
3 10 (2.30%) Front Office
4 8 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.15%) Multimedia
6 4 (0.92%) Games
7 3 (0.69%) Billing
7 3 (0.69%) Marketing
8 2 (0.46%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.46%) Local Government
8 2 (0.46%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.46%) Retail
9 1 (0.23%) Advertising
9 1 (0.23%) German Language
9 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (17.93%) Network Engineer
2 68 (15.63%) Analyst
3 54 (12.41%) Support Engineer
4 40 (9.20%) Developer
5 34 (7.82%) Administrator
6 27 (6.21%) Security Engineer
7 26 (5.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 20 (4.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (4.60%) Systems Administrator
9 19 (4.37%) Applications Support
9 19 (4.37%) Java Developer
10 18 (4.14%) Applications Engineer
10 18 (4.14%) Applications Support Engineer
10 18 (4.14%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (4.14%) Network Support
10 18 (4.14%) Security Analyst
11 16 (3.68%) Service Analyst
11 16 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
12 15 (3.45%) Desktop Support
12 15 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (8.97%) XML
2 32 (7.36%) Web Services
3 31 (7.13%) SOAP
4 30 (6.90%) HTML
5 25 (5.75%) 802.1X
6 24 (5.52%) J2EE
7 21 (4.83%) CSS
8 17 (3.91%) .NET
8 17 (3.91%) JMS
9 16 (3.68%) JDBC
10 15 (3.45%) REST
11 14 (3.22%) JSP
11 14 (3.22%) Servlets
11 14 (3.22%) Struts
12 13 (2.99%) Hibernate
13 12 (2.76%) DHTML
13 12 (2.76%) Spring
14 11 (2.53%) Middleware
15 10 (2.30%) STL
15 10 (2.30%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 49 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 35 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (4.83%) DataPower
4 20 (4.60%) Management Information System
5 17 (3.91%) Cryptography
6 16 (3.68%) Clustering
7 13 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.76%) Driving Licence
9 11 (2.53%) Statistics
10 10 (2.30%) Blackberry
10 10 (2.30%) Client/Server
11 9 (2.07%) SecurID
12 8 (1.84%) AS400
12 8 (1.84%) HACMP
12 8 (1.84%) PKI
13 7 (1.61%) Computer Science
13 7 (1.61%) Device Driver
14 6 (1.38%) Algorithms
15 5 (1.15%) Security Operations Centre
16 4 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 198 (45.52%) Windows
2 116 (26.67%) Linux
3 74 (17.01%) Unix
4 71 (16.32%) Windows Server
5 53 (12.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (11.95%) Windows XP
7 51 (11.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 40 (9.20%) Windows 7
10 29 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (4.14%) Solaris
11 18 (4.14%) Windows 8
12 11 (2.53%) Mac OS X
13 9 (2.07%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.61%) AIX
15 5 (1.15%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.69%) CatOS
17 2 (0.46%) Debian
17 2 (0.46%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (24.14%) ITIL
2 49 (11.26%) High Availability
3 42 (9.66%) Load Balancing
4 41 (9.43%) Incident Management
5 32 (7.36%) Project Management
6 29 (6.67%) Problem Management
7 28 (6.44%) Change Management
8 24 (5.52%) Information Security
9 23 (5.29%) SIEM
10 22 (5.06%) Change Control
10 22 (5.06%) Migration
11 21 (4.83%) Capacity Management
11 21 (4.83%) Disaster Recovery
12 20 (4.60%) Configuration Management
12 20 (4.60%) Validation
13 19 (4.37%) OO
14 18 (4.14%) Software Engineering
15 17 (3.91%) Open Source
15 17 (3.91%) Service Delivery
15 17 (3.91%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (10.57%) SQL
2 36 (8.28%) JavaScript
3 33 (7.59%) PowerShell
4 29 (6.67%) Perl
5 26 (5.98%) Java
6 23 (5.29%) C++
7 21 (4.83%) Python
8 20 (4.60%) C
9 18 (4.14%) C#
10 14 (3.22%) VB
11 10 (2.30%) Shell Script
12 9 (2.07%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.61%) PHP
14 6 (1.38%) Tcl
14 6 (1.38%) VBScript
15 5 (1.15%) Embedded C
15 5 (1.15%) Ruby
16 4 (0.92%) Embedded C++
16 4 (0.92%) Jython
16 4 (0.92%) Korn
Qualifications
1 70 (16.09%) Cisco Certification
2 66 (15.17%) Security Cleared
3 51 (11.72%) CCNA
4 45 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 31 (7.13%) CCNP
6 24 (5.52%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (4.60%) Degree
8 19 (4.37%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.68%) MCSE
10 14 (3.22%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (3.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 13 (2.99%) MCP
12 12 (2.76%) CCIE
12 12 (2.76%) CCSE
12 12 (2.76%) MCSA
13 10 (2.30%) CCENT
13 10 (2.30%) ISTQB
14 8 (1.84%) GCIH
15 7 (1.61%) Check Point Certification
15 7 (1.61%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (6.44%) PCI DSS
2 12 (2.76%) SLA
3 11 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.38%) QA
6 3 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.69%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.46%) HL7
7 2 (0.46%) ISO 8583
7 2 (0.46%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.23%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 114 (26.21%) Active Directory
2 59 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.44%) Hyper-V
4 18 (4.14%) vSphere
5 13 (2.99%) VMware ESX
6 8 (1.84%) NFS
6 8 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.61%) RHEV
8 6 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 6 (1.38%) XenApp
9 5 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
10 4 (0.92%) vCloud
10 4 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 3 (0.69%) OpenSSH
11 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.46%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.46%) Firmware
12 2 (0.46%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.46%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.46%) Xen
Systems Management
1 37 (8.51%) SCCM
2 17 (3.91%) Puppet
3 13 (2.99%) SCOM
4 11 (2.53%) WSUS
5 9 (2.07%) Cacti
5 9 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.84%) DameWare
6 8 (1.84%) NetBackup
6 8 (1.84%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (1.61%) Nagios
8 6 (1.38%) CA Wily
8 6 (1.38%) RSA Security Analytics
9 5 (1.15%) Backup Exec
9 5 (1.15%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.15%) HP Quality Center
10 4 (0.92%) Ansible
10 4 (0.92%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (0.92%) Cisco UCCE
10 4 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 128 (29.43%) Cisco
2 115 (26.44%) Microsoft
3 81 (18.62%) VMware
4 70 (16.09%) HP
5 54 (12.41%) CheckPoint
6 46 (10.57%) Juniper
7 45 (10.34%) Citrix
8 39 (8.97%) F5
8 39 (8.97%) Oracle
9 35 (8.05%) IBM
10 21 (4.83%) Red Hat
11 16 (3.68%) Adobe
11 16 (3.68%) Aruba
12 14 (3.22%) Avaya
12 14 (3.22%) McAfee
12 14 (3.22%) Palo Alto
13 13 (2.99%) Brocade
14 12 (2.76%) Remedy
15 11 (2.53%) SolarWinds
15 11 (2.53%) Sun
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