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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 65 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 211 196 205
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 2.30% 2.32% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.42% 12.62% 10.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 96 57
Average daily rate
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£325 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £140 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+17.95% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 18 49
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 £10.75 £14.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £32.95 £40.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-22.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1699 1553 2032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.52% 18.34% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 742 670 573
Average daily rate £338 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.73% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £209 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 132 186
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -17.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £14.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
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 25 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 25 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 25 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 +28 99 £325 +8.33% 34
Berkshire -32 51 £363 +31.81% 28
Buckinghamshire -5 16 £275 +14.58% 5
West Sussex +8 15 £335 - 11
Kent 0 10 £245 -24.61% 4
Surrey -20 10 £518 +59.23% 20
Oxfordshire +2 5 £525 - 5
East Sussex -7 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 25 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.

1 257 (61.78%) Windows
2 140 (33.65%) Active Directory
3 129 (31.01%) Microsoft
4 127 (30.53%) DNS
5 115 (27.64%) Security Cleared
6 113 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (27.16%) HP
7 110 (26.44%) Firewall
8 99 (23.80%) UNIX
9 95 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 91 (21.88%) Linux
11 87 (20.91%) SC Cleared
12 86 (20.67%) Windows XP
13 85 (20.43%) Cisco
14 84 (20.19%) Oracle
15 72 (17.31%) SQL
16 70 (16.83%) JavaScript
17 69 (16.59%) .NET
17 69 (16.59%) WAN
18 66 (15.87%) HTML
19 65 (15.63%) LAN
20 64 (15.38%) SAN
21 63 (15.14%) DHCP
21 63 (15.14%) ASP.NET
21 63 (15.14%) MS Excel
21 63 (15.14%) VMware
21 63 (15.14%) Windows 7
22 62 (14.90%) JSP
23 61 (14.66%) ITIL
24 58 (13.94%) Oracle EBS

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

For the 6 months to 25 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 (11.06%) IIS
2 45 (10.82%) MS Exchange
3 20 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (4.09%) Apache
5 15 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (2.88%) WebSphere
7 9 (2.16%) SharePoint
8 8 (1.92%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.20%) IBM HTTP Server
10 5 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
10 5 (1.20%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.96%) Liferay
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 4 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.72%) Documentum
12 3 (0.72%) nginx
13 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 63 (15.14%) MS Excel
2 52 (12.50%) MS Office
3 15 (3.61%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.96%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.24%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 58 (13.94%) 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 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (0.72%) SaaS
2 3 (0.72%) 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
1 127 (30.53%) DNS
2 110 (26.44%) Firewall
3 69 (16.59%) WAN
4 65 (15.63%) LAN
5 64 (15.38%) SAN
6 63 (15.14%) DHCP
7 46 (11.06%) HTTP
8 42 (10.10%) VPN
8 42 (10.10%) HTTPS
9 35 (8.41%) SSL
10 32 (7.69%) Internet
11 28 (6.73%) VLAN
12 26 (6.25%) OSPF
13 25 (6.01%) MPLS
14 24 (5.77%) Wireshark
15 22 (5.29%) BGP
16 21 (5.05%) Ethernet
16 21 (5.05%) Network Security
16 21 (5.05%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (4.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.37%) Oracle Reports
3 10 (2.40%) Oracle Database
4 9 (2.16%) MySQL
5 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.20%) SQLPlus
6 4 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (0.48%) 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 (4.33%) QuickTest Pro
1 18 (4.33%) LoadRunner
2 11 (2.64%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.44%) Subversion
4 5 (1.20%) Eclipse
4 5 (1.20%) GDB
5 4 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.96%) JUnit
5 4 (0.96%) JIRA
5 4 (0.96%) Introscope
6 3 (0.72%) NetBeans
6 3 (0.72%) ClearCase
6 3 (0.72%) MSI
6 3 (0.72%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.72%) Sinon.JS
6 3 (0.72%) Karma Test Runner
7 2 (0.48%) GNU Toolchain
7 2 (0.48%) Toad
7 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 30 (7.21%) Telecoms
2 20 (4.81%) Finance
3 7 (1.68%) Electronics
3 7 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.20%) Advertising
5 4 (0.96%) Banking
5 4 (0.96%) Retail
5 4 (0.96%) Back Office
6 3 (0.72%) Games
7 2 (0.48%) Front Office
7 2 (0.48%) 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
1 103 (24.76%) Analyst
2 44 (10.58%) Support Engineer
3 42 (10.10%) Network Engineer
4 40 (9.62%) Test Analyst
5 27 (6.49%) Support Analyst
6 23 (5.53%) Tester
7 21 (5.05%) Administrator
8 18 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
8 18 (4.33%) Developer
9 15 (3.61%) Security Analyst
10 14 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.13%) Consultant
11 13 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
11 13 (3.13%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.13%) IT Security Analyst
12 12 (2.88%) Security Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Desktop Support
12 12 (2.88%) Software Engineer
12 12 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (2.88%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (16.59%) .NET
2 66 (15.87%) HTML
3 63 (15.14%) ASP.NET
4 62 (14.90%) JSP
5 10 (2.40%) Web Services
5 10 (2.40%) DCOM
6 8 (1.92%) XML
6 8 (1.92%) WAP
6 8 (1.92%) Regular Expression
7 7 (1.68%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (1.44%) WebSockets
8 6 (1.44%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.96%) WebCenter
9 4 (0.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
9 4 (0.96%) XSLT
9 4 (0.96%) SOAP
10 3 (0.72%) Software Packaging
10 3 (0.72%) JPA
11 2 (0.48%) jQuery
11 2 (0.48%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (6.97%) Clustering
2 20 (4.81%) Management Information System
3 17 (4.09%) PKI
4 11 (2.64%) Blackberry
5 8 (1.92%) Device Driver
5 8 (1.92%) HACMP
6 7 (1.68%) Firmware
6 7 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.44%) Embedded Systems
8 4 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 4 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 4 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (0.96%) Computer Science
8 4 (0.96%) Open Source
9 3 (0.72%) iPad
9 3 (0.72%) Smart Meter
9 3 (0.72%) CLARiiON
10 2 (0.48%) IVR
10 2 (0.48%) STB
10 2 (0.48%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 257 (61.78%) Windows
2 113 (27.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 99 (23.80%) UNIX
4 95 (22.84%) Windows Server 2003
5 91 (21.88%) Linux
6 86 (20.67%) Windows XP
7 63 (15.14%) Windows 7
8 43 (10.34%) Windows 2000
9 18 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (3.13%) Solaris
11 11 (2.64%) AIX
12 9 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
12 9 (2.16%) Windows Vista
12 9 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.92%) VMS
14 6 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.20%) Oracle Linux
15 5 (1.20%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.96%) CentOS
17 3 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (14.66%) ITIL
2 44 (10.58%) Software Testing
3 34 (8.17%) Incident Management
4 31 (7.45%) Test Scripting
5 30 (7.21%) Validation
6 25 (6.01%) Workflow
6 25 (6.01%) Change Management
6 25 (6.01%) Knowledge Management
7 23 (5.53%) Service Delivery
8 22 (5.29%) Configuration Management
9 21 (5.05%) Migration
9 21 (5.05%) Software Engineering
10 20 (4.81%) Test Strategy
11 19 (4.57%) Performance Testing
12 18 (4.33%) Vulnerability Management
13 17 (4.09%) Information Security
14 16 (3.85%) Service Management
15 15 (3.61%) SIEM
15 15 (3.61%) Test Automation
16 14 (3.37%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.31%) SQL
2 70 (16.83%) JavaScript
3 32 (7.69%) C
4 29 (6.97%) PowerShell
5 20 (4.81%) VBScript
6 18 (4.33%) Java
7 17 (4.09%) Python
8 14 (3.37%) C++
9 13 (3.13%) Perl
10 12 (2.88%) C#
11 11 (2.64%) T-SQL
11 11 (2.64%) Shell Script
12 10 (2.40%) Embedded C
13 8 (1.92%) Ruby
13 8 (1.92%) PL/SQL
14 7 (1.68%) VB
15 5 (1.20%) PHP
15 5 (1.20%) Bash Shell
16 3 (0.72%) Embedded C++
17 1 (0.24%) Korn
Qualifications
1 115 (27.64%) Security Cleared
2 87 (20.91%) SC Cleared
3 58 (13.94%) ISTQB
4 57 (13.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 56 (13.46%) Cisco Certification
6 46 (11.06%) CCNA
7 42 (10.10%) DV Cleared
8 32 (7.69%) CCNP
9 31 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 27 (6.49%) MCSE
11 18 (4.33%) CISSP
12 17 (4.09%) MCP
13 11 (2.64%) Degree
13 11 (2.64%) CEH
14 10 (2.40%) ISEB
15 8 (1.92%) CISM
16 7 (1.68%) MCITP
17 5 (1.20%) CISA
17 5 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 5 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.05%) SLA
2 16 (3.85%) QA
3 10 (2.40%) PCI DSS
4 9 (2.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.24%) GPG13
7 1 (0.24%) JSP 440
System Software
1 140 (33.65%) Active Directory
2 33 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 19 (4.57%) vSphere
5 16 (3.85%) Nmap
6 9 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.68%) NLBS
8 6 (1.44%) DFS Replication
9 5 (1.20%) OCFS2
9 5 (1.20%) VMware Server
9 5 (1.20%) ProxySG
10 4 (0.96%) Snort
10 4 (0.96%) XenApp
10 4 (0.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 3 (0.72%) XenDesktop
11 3 (0.72%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.48%) NFS
12 2 (0.48%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.48%) Xen
Systems Management
1 48 (11.54%) SCCM
2 45 (10.82%) HP Quality Center
3 28 (6.73%) SCOM
4 26 (6.25%) Nessus
5 19 (4.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (2.64%) Puppet
7 10 (2.40%) WMI
8 7 (1.68%) MOM
8 7 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.68%) HP SIM
8 7 (1.68%) SAP Afaria
9 6 (1.44%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (0.96%) CA Wily
10 4 (0.96%) WSUS
11 3 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.72%) NetBackup
11 3 (0.72%) Nagios
11 3 (0.72%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 129 (31.01%) Microsoft
2 113 (27.16%) HP
3 85 (20.43%) Cisco
4 84 (20.19%) Oracle
5 63 (15.14%) VMware
6 46 (11.06%) Citrix
7 29 (6.97%) Juniper
8 20 (4.81%) Qualys
9 19 (4.57%) IBM
10 18 (4.33%) CheckPoint
10 18 (4.33%) McAfee
11 17 (4.09%) Red Hat
12 14 (3.37%) NetApp
13 13 (3.13%) Dell
14 12 (2.88%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 11 (2.64%) EMC
16 10 (2.40%) Altiris
17 9 (2.16%) WatchGuard
17 9 (2.16%) F5
18 8 (1.92%) Kaspersky
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