The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South East region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 69 82 82
Rank change year-on-year
+13 0
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 219 190 206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.38% 2.23% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.67% 12.04% 10.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 92 56
Average daily rate
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£325 £295 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -14.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £140 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 19 48
Average hourly rate £25.00 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.30 £40.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £18.34
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -1.85%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
TCP/IP
England

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 29 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014. 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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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
Hampshire +42 102 £325 +10.16% 30
Berkshire -27 53 £325 +18.18% 30
West Sussex +11 18 £305 - 10
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £275 +14.58% 7
Kent +3 11 £350 +7.69% 4
Surrey -18 10 £518 +59.23% 18
Oxfordshire +5 5 £525 - 6
East Sussex -3 3 £90 -57.14% 3
Sussex - 2 £370 -
Thames Valley - - - -
Middlesex - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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.

1 265 (62.35%) Windows
2 146 (34.35%) Active Directory
3 130 (30.59%) DNS
4 129 (30.35%) Microsoft
5 116 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 115 (27.06%) Security Cleared
7 113 (26.59%) HP
8 110 (25.88%) Firewall
9 98 (23.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 98 (23.06%) UNIX
10 91 (21.41%) Linux
11 88 (20.71%) Windows XP
12 87 (20.47%) Cisco
12 87 (20.47%) SC Cleared
13 84 (19.76%) Oracle
14 73 (17.18%) JavaScript
15 72 (16.94%) SQL
16 71 (16.71%) WAN
17 69 (16.24%) .NET
18 67 (15.76%) LAN
18 67 (15.76%) Windows 7
19 66 (15.53%) HTML
20 64 (15.06%) SAN
20 64 (15.06%) VMware
21 63 (14.82%) ASP.NET
21 63 (14.82%) MS Excel
21 63 (14.82%) DHCP
22 62 (14.59%) JSP
23 61 (14.35%) ITIL
24 58 (13.65%) Oracle EBS

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 46 (10.82%) IIS
2 45 (10.59%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.00%) Apache
5 15 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (2.59%) WebSphere
7 10 (2.35%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.88%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.18%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.94%) Liferay
12 3 (0.71%) nginx
12 3 (0.71%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.71%) Documentum
Applications
1 63 (14.82%) MS Excel
2 54 (12.71%) MS Office
3 15 (3.53%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.71%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 58 (13.65%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.24%) Academy Housing
2 1 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.94%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.71%) SaaS
2 3 (0.71%) Office 365
3 1 (0.24%) Route 53
3 1 (0.24%) IaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.24%) PaaS
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 130 (30.59%) DNS
2 110 (25.88%) Firewall
3 71 (16.71%) WAN
4 67 (15.76%) LAN
5 64 (15.06%) SAN
6 63 (14.82%) DHCP
7 45 (10.59%) HTTP
8 43 (10.12%) VPN
9 41 (9.65%) HTTPS
10 34 (8.00%) SSL
11 33 (7.76%) Internet
12 28 (6.59%) VLAN
13 26 (6.12%) OSPF
14 25 (5.88%) MPLS
15 24 (5.65%) Wireshark
16 22 (5.18%) BGP
17 21 (4.94%) Wireless
17 21 (4.94%) Ethernet
17 21 (4.94%) Network Security
17 21 (4.94%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.53%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.29%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (2.35%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.12%) MySQL
5 5 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.18%) SQLPlus
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.47%) SQL Navigator
9 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Ingres
9 1 (0.24%) DB2
9 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.24%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (4.24%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (4.24%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.59%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.41%) Subversion
4 5 (1.18%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.18%) GDB
5 4 (0.94%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.94%) JUnit
5 4 (0.94%) JIRA
5 4 (0.94%) Introscope
6 3 (0.71%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.71%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.71%) MSI
6 3 (0.71%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.71%) Sinon.JS
6 3 (0.71%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.47%) GNU Toolchain
7 2 (0.47%) Toad
7 2 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (7.06%) Telecoms
2 21 (4.94%) Finance
3 7 (1.65%) Electronics
3 7 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.41%) Advertising
5 4 (0.94%) Banking
5 4 (0.94%) Retail
5 4 (0.94%) Back Office
6 3 (0.71%) Games
7 2 (0.47%) Front Office
7 2 (0.47%) Marketing
8 1 (0.24%) German Language
8 1 (0.24%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.24%) Law
8 1 (0.24%) Legal
8 1 (0.24%) Military
8 1 (0.24%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.24%) Billing
Job Titles
1 104 (24.47%) Analyst
2 46 (10.82%) Support Engineer
3 43 (10.12%) Network Engineer
4 40 (9.41%) Test Analyst
5 27 (6.35%) Support Analyst
6 23 (5.41%) Tester
7 20 (4.71%) Administrator
8 19 (4.47%) Developer
9 18 (4.24%) 1st Line Support
10 15 (3.53%) Security Analyst
11 14 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) Desktop Support
11 14 (3.29%) Software Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.29%) Server Engineer
12 13 (3.06%) IT Security Analyst
12 13 (3.06%) 2nd Line Support
13 12 (2.82%) Test Engineer
13 12 (2.82%) Consultant
13 12 (2.82%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.24%) .NET
2 66 (15.53%) HTML
3 63 (14.82%) ASP.NET
4 62 (14.59%) JSP
5 10 (2.35%) DCOM
6 9 (2.12%) Web Services
6 9 (2.12%) WebSockets
6 9 (2.12%) AngularJS
7 8 (1.88%) Regular Expression
7 8 (1.88%) WAP
8 7 (1.65%) XML
9 6 (1.41%) WebSphere MQ
10 4 (0.94%) WebCenter
10 4 (0.94%) Windows SharePoint Services
11 3 (0.71%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.71%) JPA
11 3 (0.71%) SOAP
11 3 (0.71%) XSLT
12 2 (0.47%) CSS
12 2 (0.47%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.59%) Clustering
2 20 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 18 (4.24%) PKI
4 11 (2.59%) Blackberry
5 8 (1.88%) Device Driver
6 7 (1.65%) HACMP
6 7 (1.65%) Firmware
6 7 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.41%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.94%) Open Source
8 4 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.94%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.94%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.71%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.71%) iPad
9 3 (0.71%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.47%) IVR
10 2 (0.47%) STB
10 2 (0.47%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 265 (62.35%) Windows
2 116 (27.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 98 (23.06%) Windows Server 2003
3 98 (23.06%) UNIX
4 91 (21.41%) Linux
5 88 (20.71%) Windows XP
6 67 (15.76%) Windows 7
7 43 (10.12%) Windows 2000
8 18 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (2.82%) Solaris
10 10 (2.35%) AIX
10 10 (2.35%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
11 9 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 8 (1.88%) VMS
13 6 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
14 5 (1.18%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.18%) Windows 8
15 4 (0.94%) CentOS
16 3 (0.71%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.35%) ITIL
2 44 (10.35%) Software Testing
3 34 (8.00%) Incident Management
4 31 (7.29%) Test Scripting
5 30 (7.06%) Validation
6 26 (6.12%) Change Management
7 25 (5.88%) Workflow
7 25 (5.88%) Knowledge Management
8 23 (5.41%) Software Engineering
8 23 (5.41%) Service Delivery
9 22 (5.18%) Configuration Management
10 21 (4.94%) Migration
11 20 (4.71%) Test Strategy
12 19 (4.47%) Performance Testing
13 18 (4.24%) Vulnerability Management
14 17 (4.00%) Information Security
15 16 (3.76%) Service Management
16 15 (3.53%) Test Automation
17 14 (3.29%) SIEM
17 14 (3.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 73 (17.18%) JavaScript
2 72 (16.94%) SQL
3 32 (7.53%) C
4 30 (7.06%) PowerShell
5 20 (4.71%) VBScript
5 20 (4.71%) Python
6 19 (4.47%) Java
7 15 (3.53%) C#
8 14 (3.29%) C++
9 13 (3.06%) Perl
10 11 (2.59%) T-SQL
10 11 (2.59%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.35%) Embedded C
12 8 (1.88%) Ruby
12 8 (1.88%) PL/SQL
13 7 (1.65%) VB
14 5 (1.18%) PHP
14 5 (1.18%) Bash Shell
15 3 (0.71%) Embedded C++
16 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 115 (27.06%) Security Cleared
2 87 (20.47%) SC Cleared
3 58 (13.65%) ISTQB
4 57 (13.41%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (13.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 47 (11.06%) CCNA
6 42 (9.88%) DV Cleared
7 33 (7.76%) CCNP
8 32 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 28 (6.59%) MCSE
10 18 (4.24%) CISSP
11 17 (4.00%) MCP
12 11 (2.59%) Degree
12 11 (2.59%) CEH
13 9 (2.12%) ISEB
14 8 (1.88%) CISM
15 7 (1.65%) MCITP
16 5 (1.18%) CISA
16 5 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 5 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (4.94%) SLA
2 16 (3.76%) QA
3 10 (2.35%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 146 (34.35%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.71%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.47%) vSphere
5 16 (3.76%) Nmap
6 9 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.65%) NLBS
8 6 (1.41%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.18%) OCFS2
9 5 (1.18%) VMware Server
10 4 (0.94%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.94%) Snort
10 4 (0.94%) XenApp
10 4 (0.94%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.94%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.71%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.71%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.47%) NFS
12 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (11.76%) SCCM
2 44 (10.35%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (6.59%) SCOM
4 26 (6.12%) Nessus
5 19 (4.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (2.59%) Puppet
7 10 (2.35%) WMI
8 7 (1.65%) MOM
8 7 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.65%) SAP Afaria
8 7 (1.65%) HP SIM
9 6 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.94%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.94%) WSUS
11 3 (0.71%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.71%) Nagios
11 3 (0.71%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.47%) Ansible
Vendors
1 129 (30.35%) Microsoft
2 113 (26.59%) HP
3 87 (20.47%) Cisco
4 84 (19.76%) Oracle
5 64 (15.06%) VMware
6 46 (10.82%) Citrix
7 29 (6.82%) Juniper
8 20 (4.71%) Qualys
9 18 (4.24%) McAfee
9 18 (4.24%) IBM
9 18 (4.24%) CheckPoint
10 17 (4.00%) Red Hat
11 15 (3.53%) NetApp
12 14 (3.29%) Dell
13 12 (2.82%) Alcatel-Lucent
14 11 (2.59%) EMC
15 10 (2.35%) Altiris
16 9 (2.12%) WatchGuard
17 8 (1.88%) F5
17 8 (1.88%) Kaspersky
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