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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 84 73 83
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 235 218 192
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.46% 2.37% 2.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.39% 12.64% 12.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 94 92
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £410 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £275
% change year-on-year
+8.31% +17.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 19
Average hourly rate £18.00 £25.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.00% +47.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
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
1755 1725 1576
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.38% 18.75% 18.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 916 758 687
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 95 132
Average hourly rate £27.50 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.14% -33.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.95 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +16 65 £300 -17.24% 39
Surrey +37 52 £375 -27.53% 24
Hampshire -36 42 £390 +20.00% 17
Buckinghamshire +5 22 £375 +36.36% 9
East Sussex +11 17 £330 +266.66% 1
West Sussex -14 14 £363 +18.85% 5
Oxfordshire -20 8 £750 +42.85% 7
Kent -8 7 £500 +42.85% 9
Middlesex - 5 £430 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 200 (40.40%) Windows
2 163 (32.93%) DNS
3 156 (31.52%) Firewall
4 144 (29.09%) Cisco
5 134 (27.07%) Linux
6 118 (23.84%) Microsoft
7 117 (23.64%) Active Directory
8 115 (23.23%) DHCP
9 110 (22.22%) LAN
9 110 (22.22%) VMware
10 109 (22.02%) Security Cleared
11 92 (18.59%) WAN
12 91 (18.38%) UNIX
13 83 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
14 81 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
15 80 (16.16%) SQL
16 79 (15.96%) ITIL
17 74 (14.95%) HP
18 73 (14.75%) VPN
18 73 (14.75%) SC Cleared
18 73 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
19 70 (14.14%) Juniper
20 69 (13.94%) Finance
21 68 (13.74%) CheckPoint
22 66 (13.33%) Telecoms
23 60 (12.12%) MS Exchange
24 59 (11.92%) Network Security
25 57 (11.52%) HTTP
26 56 (11.31%) CCNP
26 56 (11.31%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 60 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 36 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (2.83%) WebSphere
4 14 (2.83%) Apache
5 12 (2.42%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
6 11 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.62%) WebLogic
7 8 (1.62%) IIS
8 5 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (0.81%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.61%) JBoss
11 2 (0.40%) CMS
11 2 (0.40%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.40%) Lync
12 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.20%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 50 (10.10%) MS Excel
2 32 (6.46%) MS Office
3 13 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (2.22%) MS Visio
5 5 (1.01%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.83%) RMDS
2 8 (1.62%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.40%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.65%) SaaS
2 19 (3.84%) IaaS
3 17 (3.43%) PaaS
4 15 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.61%) Office 365
6 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.20%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 163 (32.93%) DNS
2 156 (31.52%) Firewall
3 115 (23.23%) DHCP
4 110 (22.22%) LAN
5 92 (18.59%) WAN
6 73 (14.75%) VPN
7 59 (11.92%) Network Security
8 57 (11.52%) HTTP
9 56 (11.31%) SAN
10 51 (10.30%) SSL
10 51 (10.30%) VLAN
11 49 (9.90%) OSPF
12 48 (9.70%) Cisco ASA
13 47 (9.49%) BGP
14 43 (8.69%) Ethernet
15 39 (7.88%) IPsec
16 32 (6.46%) Internet
17 30 (6.06%) Wireshark
17 30 (6.06%) MPLS
18 29 (5.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (7.47%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.64%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.43%) MySQL
3 17 (3.43%) Big Data
4 7 (1.41%) DB2
5 6 (1.21%) Oracle Reports
6 4 (0.81%) InterSystems Cache
6 4 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.61%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.61%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.40%) VoltDB
8 2 (0.40%) OpenStack Swift
8 2 (0.40%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.20%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.20%) SQLite
9 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (3.43%) SoapUI
2 8 (1.62%) Subversion
3 5 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.81%) Ant
4 4 (0.81%) JUnit
4 4 (0.81%) Introscope
4 4 (0.81%) Maven
4 4 (0.81%) Jenkins
4 4 (0.81%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.81%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (0.40%) JIRA
5 2 (0.40%) JMeter
5 2 (0.40%) LabVIEW
5 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.20%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.20%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.20%) ClearCase
6 1 (0.20%) Selenium
6 1 (0.20%) StarTeam
General
1 69 (13.94%) Finance
2 66 (13.33%) Telecoms
3 12 (2.42%) Back Office
4 11 (2.22%) Banking
5 10 (2.02%) Retail
5 10 (2.02%) Electronics
6 8 (1.62%) Billing
7 4 (0.81%) Front Office
8 3 (0.61%) Legal
8 3 (0.61%) Japanese Language
8 3 (0.61%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.40%) Local Government
9 2 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.40%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Law
10 1 (0.20%) Military
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 78 (15.76%) Network Engineer
2 75 (15.15%) Analyst
3 38 (7.68%) Developer
4 34 (6.87%) Consultant
5 32 (6.46%) Support Engineer
6 27 (5.45%) Security Engineer
7 21 (4.24%) Network Consultant
8 19 (3.84%) Test Analyst
8 19 (3.84%) Software Engineer
8 19 (3.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (3.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (3.43%) Architect
11 16 (3.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 15 (3.03%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.83%) Security Consultant
13 14 (2.83%) Network Security Engineer
13 14 (2.83%) Administrator
14 13 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.42%) Network Security Consultant
16 11 (2.22%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (10.51%) XML
2 42 (8.48%) SOAP
3 34 (6.87%) HTML
4 19 (3.84%) JMS
5 17 (3.43%) XML Messaging
5 17 (3.43%) .NET
6 15 (3.03%) CSS
6 15 (3.03%) JSP
6 15 (3.03%) 802.1X
7 14 (2.83%) Rendezvous
7 14 (2.83%) Web Services
8 13 (2.63%) Middleware
8 13 (2.63%) WSDL
9 12 (2.42%) J2EE
10 11 (2.22%) Application Packaging
11 9 (1.82%) JDBC
11 9 (1.82%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
12 6 (1.21%) Hibernate
12 6 (1.21%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 44 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (6.46%) Clustering
4 28 (5.66%) PKI
5 25 (5.05%) Management Information System
6 19 (3.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 15 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (2.42%) DataPower
8 12 (2.42%) SecurID
8 12 (2.42%) Computer Science
9 9 (1.82%) HACMP
10 8 (1.62%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.62%) FlexPod
11 7 (1.41%) Client/Server
12 6 (1.21%) Device Driver
12 6 (1.21%) Statistics
13 5 (1.01%) Cryptography
13 5 (1.01%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.01%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.01%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 200 (40.40%) Windows
2 134 (27.07%) Linux
3 91 (18.38%) UNIX
4 73 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (10.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (8.48%) Windows 7
7 32 (6.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 30 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (4.85%) Windows XP
10 16 (3.23%) Solaris
10 16 (3.23%) Windows 8
11 9 (1.82%) Data ONTAP
11 9 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
12 8 (1.62%) CentOS
12 8 (1.62%) AIX
12 8 (1.62%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.62%) Embedded Linux
13 7 (1.41%) Android
14 6 (1.21%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.21%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (15.96%) ITIL
2 36 (7.27%) Validation
2 36 (7.27%) Migration
3 34 (6.87%) Project Management
4 33 (6.67%) Service Management
4 33 (6.67%) Network Design
5 30 (6.06%) Configuration Management
6 28 (5.66%) Load Balancing
7 27 (5.45%) Software Engineering
8 26 (5.25%) Service Delivery
9 24 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (4.24%) Use Case
10 21 (4.24%) Change Management
10 21 (4.24%) Open Source
11 20 (4.04%) Incident Management
12 19 (3.84%) Security Testing
12 19 (3.84%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (3.43%) Low Latency
13 17 (3.43%) Network Architecture
13 17 (3.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 80 (16.16%) SQL
2 43 (8.69%) Perl
3 32 (6.46%) Shell Script
4 29 (5.86%) C
5 28 (5.66%) C++
6 27 (5.45%) Java
6 27 (5.45%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.84%) Python
8 18 (3.64%) PowerShell
9 17 (3.43%) PHP
10 16 (3.23%) PL/SQL
11 11 (2.22%) C#
12 10 (2.02%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.82%) Embedded C
14 7 (1.41%) VBScript
15 4 (0.81%) MUMPS
15 4 (0.81%) Embedded C++
15 4 (0.81%) Jython
16 3 (0.61%) T-SQL
16 3 (0.61%) Korn
Qualifications
1 109 (22.02%) Security Cleared
2 83 (16.77%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 56 (11.31%) CCNP
5 48 (9.70%) CCNA
6 41 (8.28%) DV Cleared
7 34 (6.87%) Degree
8 33 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 30 (6.06%) CISSP
10 27 (5.45%) ISTQB
11 21 (4.24%) MCSE
12 19 (3.84%) MCSA
13 15 (3.03%) MCP
14 14 (2.83%) CCSE
15 12 (2.42%) CCIE
16 9 (1.82%) CISM
17 8 (1.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 7 (1.41%) MCTS
18 7 (1.41%) CCIP
19 6 (1.21%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.22%) SLA
1 11 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 9 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.62%) QA
4 3 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.61%) JSP 440
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) GPG13
6 1 (0.20%) HL7
System Software
1 117 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 81 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (8.08%) vSphere
4 29 (5.86%) Hyper-V
5 23 (4.65%) vCloud
6 21 (4.24%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (3.03%) Snort
8 13 (2.63%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (2.22%) NFS
10 9 (1.82%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 9 (1.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 8 (1.62%) XenApp
11 8 (1.62%) Firmware
12 6 (1.21%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.21%) iptables
13 4 (0.81%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.61%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.61%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.40%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.40%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 36 (7.27%) SCCM
2 24 (4.85%) HP Quality Center
3 20 (4.04%) Puppet
4 17 (3.43%) vMotion
5 16 (3.23%) SCOM
6 12 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
7 11 (2.22%) NetBackup
8 9 (1.82%) WSUS
9 7 (1.41%) Cacti
9 7 (1.41%) OpenView
10 5 (1.01%) Nessus
11 4 (0.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 4 (0.81%) Control-M
11 4 (0.81%) CA Wily
12 3 (0.61%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 2 (0.40%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.40%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.40%) SnapMirror
Vendors
1 144 (29.09%) Cisco
2 118 (23.84%) Microsoft
3 110 (22.22%) VMware
4 74 (14.95%) HP
5 70 (14.14%) Juniper
6 68 (13.74%) CheckPoint
7 49 (9.90%) Citrix
8 46 (9.29%) Oracle
9 36 (7.27%) Red Hat
9 36 (7.27%) F5
10 34 (6.87%) Blue Coat
11 31 (6.26%) IBM
12 25 (5.05%) McAfee
12 25 (5.05%) SolarWinds
13 23 (4.65%) NetApp
14 18 (3.64%) NetScout
14 18 (3.64%) Lancope
15 15 (3.03%) TippingPoint
15 15 (3.03%) Symantec
16 14 (2.83%) TIBCO
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