The first table below looks at the demand for ICMP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 17 April 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 West 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank - 118 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.043% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £300 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £368
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -25.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
480 322 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.43% 13.69% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 188 291
Average daily rate £389 £360 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.98% -15.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 21 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.24 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
ICMP
England

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ICMP across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

ICMP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

ICMP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ICMP across the South West region.

ICMP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

ICMP
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing ICMP 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 ICMP.

1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) IPv4
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (75.00%) Network Management
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing ICMP 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 ICMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (100.00%) IPv4
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (100.00%) Junos
2 3 (75.00%) MPLS
2 3 (75.00%) OSPF
2 3 (75.00%) BGP
2 3 (75.00%) Firewall
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) IPsec
3 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Network Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security Engineer
1 4 (100.00%) Security Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (75.00%) Network Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) CCNA
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Check Point Certification
2 3 (75.00%) JNCIS
3 2 (50.00%) CCNP
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Cisco
1 4 (100.00%) Juniper
1 4 (100.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) SolarWinds