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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 67 79 72
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 276 215 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.75% 2.31% 2.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.16% 11.65% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 100 109
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +10.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £150 £152
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £486 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 35 19
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.91 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.05% +13.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £50.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%
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
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +23 88 £344 +1.85% 19
Surrey +35 57 £375 -25.00% 29
Hampshire -34 49 £338 +3.84% 28
West Sussex -6 24 £356 +29.54% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £350 - 15
East Sussex +12 18 £330 +80.82% 5
Oxfordshire -17 9 - - 12
Kent -2 6 £363 -9.37% 9
Middlesex +6 3 - - 3
Sussex - 1 £325 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 189 (39.38%) Windows
2 168 (35.00%) DNS
3 164 (34.17%) Firewall
4 145 (30.21%) Cisco
5 131 (27.29%) Microsoft
6 127 (26.46%) Linux
7 120 (25.00%) LAN
8 117 (24.38%) VMware
9 112 (23.33%) DHCP
10 102 (21.25%) Active Directory
11 94 (19.58%) WAN
11 94 (19.58%) Security Cleared
12 87 (18.13%) SQL
12 87 (18.13%) Cisco Certification
13 80 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 79 (16.46%) UNIX
14 79 (16.46%) HP
15 76 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 75 (15.63%) VPN
17 71 (14.79%) SC Cleared
18 70 (14.58%) ITIL
18 70 (14.58%) Telecoms
19 69 (14.38%) VLAN
20 68 (14.17%) SAN
21 64 (13.33%) CheckPoint
22 63 (13.13%) Citrix
23 59 (12.29%) OSPF
23 59 (12.29%) CCNP
24 58 (12.08%) HTTP
24 58 (12.08%) BGP

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 55 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 38 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (5.42%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (2.92%) Apache
4 14 (2.92%) SharePoint
4 14 (2.92%) IIS
5 9 (1.88%) WebSphere
5 9 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (1.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (0.83%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.63%) JBoss
10 2 (0.42%) CMS
10 2 (0.42%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.21%) Lync
11 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 55 (11.46%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.08%) MS Office
3 16 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 13 (2.71%) MS Visio
5 7 (1.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (2.08%) Oracle EBS
2 5 (1.04%) RMDS
3 2 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.00%) SaaS
2 18 (3.75%) IaaS
3 17 (3.54%) PaaS
4 16 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.83%) Office 365
6 2 (0.42%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 168 (35.00%) DNS
2 164 (34.17%) Firewall
3 120 (25.00%) LAN
4 112 (23.33%) DHCP
5 94 (19.58%) WAN
6 75 (15.63%) VPN
7 69 (14.38%) VLAN
8 68 (14.17%) SAN
9 59 (12.29%) OSPF
10 58 (12.08%) BGP
10 58 (12.08%) HTTP
11 48 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (9.79%) Network Security
12 47 (9.79%) IPsec
13 45 (9.38%) Ethernet
14 44 (9.17%) SSL
15 35 (7.29%) MPLS
16 33 (6.88%) VoIP
17 32 (6.67%) Internet
17 32 (6.67%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.75%) Oracle Database
3 17 (3.54%) Big Data
4 16 (3.33%) MySQL
5 7 (1.46%) DB2
5 7 (1.46%) Oracle Reports
5 7 (1.46%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.04%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (0.63%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.42%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.42%) OpenStack Swift
10 1 (0.21%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.54%) SoapUI
2 6 (1.25%) Visual Studio
2 6 (1.25%) Subversion
3 5 (1.04%) Git (software)
4 4 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (0.83%) Maven
4 4 (0.83%) Ant
4 4 (0.83%) JUnit
5 3 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.42%) LabVIEW
6 2 (0.42%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.21%) JMeter
7 1 (0.21%) StarTeam
7 1 (0.21%) Selenium
7 1 (0.21%) Moq
7 1 (0.21%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.21%) AccuRev
7 1 (0.21%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 70 (14.58%) Telecoms
2 51 (10.63%) Finance
3 14 (2.92%) Banking
4 10 (2.08%) Electronics
5 8 (1.67%) Back Office
6 7 (1.46%) Retail
7 4 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 4 (0.83%) Billing
7 4 (0.83%) Front Office
8 3 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.63%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.63%) Games
9 2 (0.42%) Advertising
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Marketing
9 2 (0.42%) Japanese Language
9 2 (0.42%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.21%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 79 (16.46%) Network Engineer
2 71 (14.79%) Analyst
3 33 (6.88%) Developer
4 30 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 25 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 22 (4.58%) Senior Network Engineer
6 22 (4.58%) Security Engineer
7 21 (4.38%) Test Analyst
8 18 (3.75%) Consultant
9 17 (3.54%) Software Engineer
9 17 (3.54%) Architect
9 17 (3.54%) Administrator
10 16 (3.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (2.50%) Support Analyst
12 10 (2.08%) Systems Engineer
12 10 (2.08%) Network Consultant
12 10 (2.08%) Desktop Engineer
13 9 (1.88%) Network Specialist
13 9 (1.88%) Desktop Support
13 9 (1.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (10.21%) XML
2 33 (6.88%) SOAP
3 30 (6.25%) HTML
4 21 (4.38%) .NET
5 20 (4.17%) JMS
6 19 (3.96%) CSS
7 18 (3.75%) JSP
7 18 (3.75%) 802.1X
8 17 (3.54%) XML Messaging
9 14 (2.92%) Web Services
9 14 (2.92%) WSDL
10 12 (2.50%) Middleware
10 12 (2.50%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.88%) Application Packaging
12 8 (1.67%) J2EE
13 6 (1.25%) JDBC
13 6 (1.25%) Servlets
13 6 (1.25%) DHTML
13 6 (1.25%) Struts
13 6 (1.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 52 (10.83%) Data Centre
2 36 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (6.04%) Clustering
4 27 (5.63%) PKI
5 21 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 14 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.71%) DataPower
8 11 (2.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 11 (2.29%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.08%) Client/Server
9 10 (2.08%) HACMP
10 9 (1.88%) SecurID
11 8 (1.67%) Statistics
12 6 (1.25%) Enterprise Storage
13 5 (1.04%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.04%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.04%) Thin Client
13 5 (1.04%) Handset
14 4 (0.83%) Device Driver
14 4 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 189 (39.38%) Windows
2 127 (26.46%) Linux
3 79 (16.46%) UNIX
4 76 (15.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 40 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (7.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 35 (7.29%) Windows 7
9 26 (5.42%) Windows XP
10 23 (4.79%) Solaris
10 23 (4.79%) Windows 8
11 10 (2.08%) AIX
12 8 (1.67%) Mac OS X
12 8 (1.67%) CentOS
13 6 (1.25%) Windows 2000
13 6 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.04%) Ubuntu
14 5 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
15 3 (0.63%) Windows Vista
15 3 (0.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (14.58%) ITIL
2 39 (8.13%) Migration
3 35 (7.29%) Project Management
4 34 (7.08%) Validation
5 32 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 31 (6.46%) Load Balancing
7 28 (5.83%) Network Design
7 28 (5.83%) Service Delivery
8 27 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
9 25 (5.21%) Software Engineering
10 21 (4.38%) Open Source
11 20 (4.17%) Information Security
11 20 (4.17%) Incident Management
11 20 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (3.96%) Security Testing
13 18 (3.75%) Low Latency
13 18 (3.75%) Problem Management
13 18 (3.75%) Use Case
14 17 (3.54%) Change Management
14 17 (3.54%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 87 (18.13%) SQL
2 41 (8.54%) Perl
3 36 (7.50%) PowerShell
4 32 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 32 (6.67%) C
5 31 (6.46%) C++
6 24 (5.00%) JavaScript
7 19 (3.96%) Java
8 16 (3.33%) C#
8 16 (3.33%) PL/SQL
9 15 (3.13%) Python
10 12 (2.50%) VBScript
10 12 (2.50%) Bash Shell
11 11 (2.29%) PHP
12 8 (1.67%) VB
13 7 (1.46%) Embedded C
14 6 (1.25%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.83%) Embedded C++
16 3 (0.63%) Ruby
17 2 (0.42%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 94 (19.58%) Security Cleared
2 87 (18.13%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (14.79%) SC Cleared
4 59 (12.29%) CCNP
5 53 (11.04%) CCNA
6 35 (7.29%) Degree
7 32 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 30 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 29 (6.04%) ISTQB
10 18 (3.75%) MCSE
11 16 (3.33%) MCSA
12 14 (2.92%) CISSP
12 14 (2.92%) CCSE
13 13 (2.71%) MCP
14 11 (2.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 9 (1.88%) CCENT
16 8 (1.67%) CCIE
17 7 (1.46%) ISEB
17 7 (1.46%) CCSA
17 7 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.13%) PCI DSS
2 13 (2.71%) SLA
3 10 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.04%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.42%) QA
6 1 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.21%) JSP 440
System Software
1 102 (21.25%) Active Directory
2 80 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (8.75%) vSphere
4 31 (6.46%) Hyper-V
5 18 (3.75%) VMware ESX
6 16 (3.33%) vCloud
7 14 (2.92%) Snort
8 12 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (2.29%) NFS
10 10 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (1.88%) XenApp
11 9 (1.88%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 9 (1.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 7 (1.46%) iptables
13 6 (1.25%) Firmware
14 4 (0.83%) BitLocker
14 4 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.63%) RHEV
15 3 (0.63%) Terminal Services
15 3 (0.63%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 30 (6.25%) SCCM
2 21 (4.38%) Puppet
3 20 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
4 17 (3.54%) vMotion
5 15 (3.13%) SCOM
6 13 (2.71%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.50%) Cacti
8 11 (2.29%) NetBackup
9 10 (2.08%) OpenView
9 10 (2.08%) WSUS
10 6 (1.25%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.83%) FortiGate
11 4 (0.83%) Nessus
11 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.83%) Control-M
12 3 (0.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 3 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
12 3 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
12 3 (0.63%) Data Guard
12 3 (0.63%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 145 (30.21%) Cisco
2 131 (27.29%) Microsoft
3 117 (24.38%) VMware
4 79 (16.46%) HP
5 64 (13.33%) CheckPoint
6 63 (13.13%) Citrix
7 56 (11.67%) Oracle
8 54 (11.25%) Juniper
9 43 (8.96%) Red Hat
10 35 (7.29%) IBM
11 31 (6.46%) F5
12 21 (4.38%) McAfee
13 18 (3.75%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.54%) Blue Coat
15 15 (3.13%) Symantec
15 15 (3.13%) NetApp
15 15 (3.13%) Sun
16 13 (2.71%) Sourcefire
16 13 (2.71%) Fortinet
17 12 (2.50%) EMC
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 18 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £355 Per Annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Portsmouth
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + homeworking
Posted: 12 days ago
Basingstoke
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £320 - £325 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
East Sussex
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + home working
Posted: 19 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £420 - £520 per day + competitive
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Brighton
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour + competitive
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