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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 70 82 60
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 255 182 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.59% 2.01% 2.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.83% 11.41% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 84 94
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £130 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 48
Average hourly rate £38.25 £14.92 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+156.36% -8.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.00 £10.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £42.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -14.28%
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
1988 1595 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 17.63% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 661 610
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 142 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015. 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
Berkshire +7 71 £328 +19.27% 54
Surrey +21 65 £225 -25.00% 23
Hampshire +2 58 £400 +16.78% 19
Buckinghamshire +7 25 £355 +42.00% 18
Oxfordshire -10 10 £313 +108.33% 17
Kent 0 9 £488 +25.80% 6
East Sussex - 7 £291 - 9
West Sussex -24 6 £280 -6.66% 6
Middlesex -4 2 £405 -9.49% 1
Thames Valley - - - -
Home Counties - - - -
Sussex - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 223 (47.65%) Windows
2 149 (31.84%) Microsoft
3 136 (29.06%) Firewall
4 131 (27.99%) DNS
5 126 (26.92%) Cisco
6 124 (26.50%) Active Directory
7 122 (26.07%) Linux
8 114 (24.36%) Security Cleared
9 103 (22.01%) WAN
10 96 (20.51%) ITIL
10 96 (20.51%) VMware
11 92 (19.66%) LAN
11 92 (19.66%) DHCP
12 88 (18.80%) HP
13 86 (18.38%) UNIX
14 79 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
15 76 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
16 74 (15.81%) SC Cleared
17 72 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
18 71 (15.17%) Telecoms
19 67 (14.32%) SAN
20 63 (13.46%) CCNA
21 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
22 59 (12.61%) VPN
23 58 (12.39%) JavaScript
24 56 (11.97%) Oracle
25 55 (11.75%) DV Cleared
26 53 (11.32%) Juniper
27 51 (10.90%) Finance
27 51 (10.90%) Analytical Skills

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 47 (10.04%) MS Exchange
2 25 (5.34%) IIS
3 19 (4.06%) Apache
4 18 (3.85%) WebSphere
4 18 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.35%) WebLogic
7 10 (2.14%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.71%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.71%) Tomcat
9 6 (1.28%) JBoss
9 6 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
9 6 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.07%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.85%) SAS
11 4 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.64%) Lync
13 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
13 1 (0.21%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (10.26%) MS Excel
2 41 (8.76%) MS Office
3 11 (2.35%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (4.70%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (2.99%) RMDS
3 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.43%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.50%) Office 365
2 5 (1.07%) IaaS
3 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.43%) SaaS
4 1 (0.21%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 136 (29.06%) Firewall
2 131 (27.99%) DNS
3 103 (22.01%) WAN
4 92 (19.66%) DHCP
4 92 (19.66%) LAN
5 67 (14.32%) SAN
6 59 (12.61%) VPN
7 49 (10.47%) Internet
8 48 (10.26%) SSL
9 45 (9.62%) VoIP
10 44 (9.40%) Network Security
11 39 (8.33%) HTTP
12 38 (8.12%) Ethernet
13 36 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
14 31 (6.62%) LDAP
14 31 (6.62%) Wireshark
15 27 (5.77%) FTP
16 26 (5.56%) Multicast
17 24 (5.13%) MPLS
17 24 (5.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (7.05%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.85%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (2.99%) MySQL
4 10 (2.14%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 9 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
6 7 (1.50%) DB2
6 7 (1.50%) Big Data
7 6 (1.28%) EDRMS
7 6 (1.28%) InterSystems Cache
7 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 3 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.64%) SQLPlus
9 2 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
9 2 (0.43%) VoltDB
10 1 (0.21%) DataStax
10 1 (0.21%) RavenDB
10 1 (0.21%) SQLite
10 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (2.14%) Visual Studio
1 10 (2.14%) Subversion
2 8 (1.71%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (1.28%) JIRA
4 5 (1.07%) LabVIEW
4 5 (1.07%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.85%) Trac
5 4 (0.85%) SoapUI
5 4 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (0.85%) ClearCase
5 4 (0.85%) Introscope
6 3 (0.64%) JMeter
6 3 (0.64%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.21%) GCC
7 1 (0.21%) GDB
7 1 (0.21%) Moq
7 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 71 (15.17%) Telecoms
2 51 (10.90%) Finance
3 14 (2.99%) Retail
4 13 (2.78%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.92%) Back Office
5 9 (1.92%) Banking
6 8 (1.71%) Billing
7 7 (1.50%) Aerospace
8 6 (1.28%) Electronics
8 6 (1.28%) Legal
9 5 (1.07%) Military
9 5 (1.07%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.64%) Japanese Language
11 2 (0.43%) Marketing
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.21%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) Law
12 1 (0.21%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 73 (15.60%) Analyst
2 60 (12.82%) Network Engineer
3 38 (8.12%) Support Engineer
4 34 (7.26%) Consultant
5 32 (6.84%) Developer
6 23 (4.91%) Network Consultant
6 23 (4.91%) Systems Engineer
6 23 (4.91%) Administrator
6 23 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (4.70%) Test Analyst
8 18 (3.85%) Support Analyst
8 18 (3.85%) Security Consultant
9 17 (3.63%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.63%) Security Engineer
10 15 (3.21%) Network Security Consultant
11 14 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (2.78%) Tester
13 12 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (2.35%) Security Analyst
14 11 (2.35%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.47%) HTML
2 38 (8.12%) .NET
3 33 (7.05%) XML
4 25 (5.34%) ASP.NET
5 24 (5.13%) JSP
5 24 (5.13%) SOAP
6 14 (2.99%) Web Services
6 14 (2.99%) Rendezvous
7 12 (2.56%) J2EE
8 10 (2.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 9 (1.92%) Ajax
10 8 (1.71%) Middleware
10 8 (1.71%) JMS
10 8 (1.71%) JSON
11 7 (1.50%) WebSockets
11 7 (1.50%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.28%) CSS
13 5 (1.07%) JDBC
13 5 (1.07%) XSLT
13 5 (1.07%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 51 (10.90%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (8.33%) PKI
3 29 (6.20%) Clustering
4 28 (5.98%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.78%) IVR
6 11 (2.35%) HACMP
7 10 (2.14%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.92%) Device Driver
8 9 (1.92%) Replication
9 8 (1.71%) Blackberry
9 8 (1.71%) FlexPod
10 6 (1.28%) SecurID
11 5 (1.07%) Cryptography
11 5 (1.07%) DataPower
11 5 (1.07%) Open Source
11 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (0.85%) SCADA
12 4 (0.85%) CESG
13 3 (0.64%) e-Health
13 3 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 223 (47.65%) Windows
2 122 (26.07%) Linux
3 86 (18.38%) UNIX
4 76 (16.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 60 (12.82%) Windows Server 2003
6 45 (9.62%) Windows 7
7 38 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 36 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (5.56%) Solaris
10 25 (5.34%) Windows XP
11 11 (2.35%) AIX
12 10 (2.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 8 (1.71%) Fedora
14 6 (1.28%) CentOS
14 6 (1.28%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (1.07%) Android
16 4 (0.85%) SUSE
16 4 (0.85%) Windows 2000
17 3 (0.64%) OS/400
17 3 (0.64%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (20.51%) ITIL
2 38 (8.12%) Project Management
3 33 (7.05%) Service Management
4 30 (6.41%) Validation
4 30 (6.41%) Load Balancing
5 28 (5.98%) Incident Management
6 27 (5.77%) Migration
7 26 (5.56%) Test Scripting
8 24 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
9 19 (4.06%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (4.06%) Multithreading
9 19 (4.06%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.06%) Information Security
10 18 (3.85%) Knowledge Management
10 18 (3.85%) Software Engineering
11 17 (3.63%) CRM
12 16 (3.42%) Agile Software Development
12 16 (3.42%) Network Design
12 16 (3.42%) Network Architecture
13 15 (3.21%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 58 (12.39%) JavaScript
2 49 (10.47%) SQL
3 27 (5.77%) C
4 26 (5.56%) Perl
4 26 (5.56%) Java
5 24 (5.13%) Python
6 19 (4.06%) C#
7 17 (3.63%) PHP
8 16 (3.42%) PowerShell
9 15 (3.21%) C++
10 13 (2.78%) Shell Script
11 9 (1.92%) T-SQL
12 8 (1.71%) VBScript
12 8 (1.71%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.50%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.28%) Bash Shell
14 6 (1.28%) MUMPS
15 4 (0.85%) Jython
16 3 (0.64%) Korn
16 3 (0.64%) IronPython
Qualifications
1 114 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 79 (16.88%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (15.81%) SC Cleared
4 63 (13.46%) CCNA
5 55 (11.75%) DV Cleared
6 40 (8.55%) CCNP
7 35 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
8 31 (6.62%) MCSE
9 29 (6.20%) CISSP
10 27 (5.77%) ISTQB
11 21 (4.49%) Degree
11 21 (4.49%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 14 (2.99%) CCIE
13 13 (2.78%) MCP
14 8 (1.71%) MCSA
15 7 (1.50%) CCIP
15 7 (1.50%) MCITP
15 7 (1.50%) BC Cleared
16 6 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (1.07%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.63%) SLA
2 11 (2.35%) QA
3 8 (1.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 6 (1.28%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.85%) JSP 440
5 4 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.43%) GPG13
7 1 (0.21%) HL7
System Software
1 124 (26.50%) Active Directory
2 72 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (6.62%) Hyper-V
4 22 (4.70%) vSphere
5 18 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (2.99%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 13 (2.78%) Firmware
8 11 (2.35%) Snort
9 10 (2.14%) vCloud
9 10 (2.14%) NFS
10 9 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 8 (1.71%) Forefront TMG
12 6 (1.28%) Veritas File System
12 6 (1.28%) VMware ESX
13 5 (1.07%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.64%) Squid
14 3 (0.64%) XenApp
14 3 (0.64%) PowerHA
14 3 (0.64%) OCFS2
Systems Management
1 34 (7.26%) SCCM
2 20 (4.27%) HP Quality Center
3 16 (3.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (2.78%) SCOM
5 12 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 12 (2.56%) Puppet
6 10 (2.14%) Nagios
7 9 (1.92%) Nessus
7 9 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (1.50%) OpenView
9 6 (1.28%) HP Data Protector
9 6 (1.28%) vMotion
10 5 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (0.85%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.85%) CA Wily
11 4 (0.85%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (0.85%) Control-M
11 4 (0.85%) Nmap
12 3 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 149 (31.84%) Microsoft
2 126 (26.92%) Cisco
3 96 (20.51%) VMware
4 88 (18.80%) HP
5 56 (11.97%) Oracle
6 53 (11.32%) Juniper
7 42 (8.97%) Red Hat
8 41 (8.76%) CheckPoint
8 41 (8.76%) F5
9 40 (8.55%) Citrix
10 31 (6.62%) IBM
11 29 (6.20%) SolarWinds
12 27 (5.77%) Blue Coat
13 22 (4.70%) Sun
14 20 (4.27%) McAfee
15 18 (3.85%) NetApp
15 18 (3.85%) Dell
15 18 (3.85%) NetScout
16 16 (3.42%) TippingPoint
16 16 (3.42%) Veritas
Surrey
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Premier IT
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough
Computer Futures
Rate: £30 - £40 per hour + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
People Source
Rate: £300 - £375 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tonbridge, Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead
Brightred Resourcing
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Oxfordshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £15 - £23 per hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 23 days ago
Berkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £38 - £40 per hour
Posted: 24 days ago
Reading
Tata Consultancy services
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 26 days ago