The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 80 87 70
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 63 21 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.95% 0.95% 2.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.63% 7.81% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 9 22
Average daily rate
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£350 £200 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -44.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £130 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £296 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Average hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 £15.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +122.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.35 £14.20 £9.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £85.00 £42.00 £36.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.25 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -4.16%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the South West region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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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
Gloucestershire -4 20 £350 +169.23% 6
Wiltshire -7 15 £450 +63.63% 6
Devon - 9 £200 - 6
Dorset +1 6 £425 - 7
Cornwall 0 3 £225 - 2
Somerset -11 2 - - 2
Bristol -22 1 - - 6
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 57 (66.28%) Windows
2 39 (45.35%) Microsoft
3 35 (40.70%) LAN
4 34 (39.53%) DNS
5 32 (37.21%) WAN
6 28 (32.56%) Firewall
7 24 (27.91%) Linux
8 21 (24.42%) Active Directory
8 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 19 (22.09%) VPN
10 18 (20.93%) Cisco
11 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
12 15 (17.44%) Citrix
12 15 (17.44%) Internet
13 14 (16.28%) Finance
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL
13 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (16.28%) VMware
14 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.12%) UNIX
14 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 13 (15.12%) Red Hat
15 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
15 12 (13.95%) IIS
15 12 (13.95%) DHCP
15 12 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (13.95%) iPad
15 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (12.79%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (13.95%) IIS
2 10 (11.63%) MS Exchange
3 9 (10.47%) SharePoint
4 8 (9.30%) Apache
5 5 (5.81%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (4.65%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (4.65%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.49%) Lync
8 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (19.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (9.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.16%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.16%) Simulink
3 1 (1.16%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.16%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.70%) LAN
2 34 (39.53%) DNS
3 32 (37.21%) WAN
4 28 (32.56%) Firewall
5 19 (22.09%) VPN
6 15 (17.44%) Internet
7 12 (13.95%) DHCP
8 7 (8.14%) SNMP
8 7 (8.14%) SMTP
8 7 (8.14%) LDAP
8 7 (8.14%) SAN
9 6 (6.98%) Wireless
9 6 (6.98%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.65%) VoIP
10 4 (4.65%) IPv4
10 4 (4.65%) IPv6
10 4 (4.65%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.49%) BIG-IP
11 3 (3.49%) VLAN
11 3 (3.49%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (16.28%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 15 (17.44%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.79%) Consultant
3 9 (10.47%) Administrator
3 9 (10.47%) Linux Administrator
4 8 (9.30%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.14%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (6.98%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Developer
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.81%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.65%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.65%) Citrix Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) QA Engineer
8 4 (4.65%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.47%) Web Services
2 4 (4.65%) OpenMP
3 3 (3.49%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (3.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) iPad
2 6 (6.98%) Clustering
3 5 (5.81%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.49%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.49%) PDA
4 3 (3.49%) iPhone
5 2 (2.33%) Open Source
5 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (2.33%) IVR
5 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.33%) Handset
6 1 (1.16%) Replication
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 57 (66.28%) Windows
2 24 (27.91%) Linux
3 21 (24.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (15.12%) UNIX
4 13 (15.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
8 8 (9.30%) CentOS
9 5 (5.81%) HPUX
9 5 (5.81%) Solaris
10 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.33%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.16%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) ITIL
2 11 (12.79%) Performance Monitoring
3 9 (10.47%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.98%) Migration
5 5 (5.81%) CAD
5 5 (5.81%) Network Load Balancing
6 4 (4.65%) UML
6 4 (4.65%) OO
6 4 (4.65%) Parallel Programming
6 4 (4.65%) Signal Processing
7 3 (3.49%) Change Control
7 3 (3.49%) Validation
7 3 (3.49%) Project Management
7 3 (3.49%) Multithreading
7 3 (3.49%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.33%) Software Engineering
8 2 (2.33%) Supplier Management
8 2 (2.33%) Time Management
8 2 (2.33%) Data Protection
8 2 (2.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.95%) Shell Script
2 8 (9.30%) Ruby
2 8 (9.30%) Perl
3 6 (6.98%) C++
4 5 (5.81%) Korn
4 5 (5.81%) MATLAB
4 5 (5.81%) Bourne shell
5 4 (4.65%) Java
6 2 (2.33%) SQL
6 2 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.16%) C
Qualifications
1 13 (15.12%) SC Cleared
1 13 (15.12%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) Degree
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (6.98%) MCP
5 4 (4.65%) CCNP
5 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.16%) CCNA
7 1 (1.16%) MCITP
7 1 (1.16%) MCSE
7 1 (1.16%) MCSA
7 1 (1.16%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (11.63%) QA
2 4 (4.65%) DO-178B
3 2 (2.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.16%) GPG13
4 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (24.42%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.47%) NFS
4 8 (9.30%) Squid
5 7 (8.14%) qmail
6 6 (6.98%) MetaFrame
6 6 (6.98%) Terminal Services
7 5 (5.81%) XenApp
7 5 (5.81%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.81%) vSphere
8 3 (3.49%) Novell eDirectory
9 2 (2.33%) ProxySG
9 2 (2.33%) Terminal Server
10 1 (1.16%) Snort
10 1 (1.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (5.81%) SCCM
2 4 (4.65%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (4.65%) WSUS
3 2 (2.33%) SCDPM
3 2 (2.33%) OpenView
3 2 (2.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.33%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.16%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (45.35%) Microsoft
2 18 (20.93%) Cisco
3 15 (17.44%) Citrix
4 14 (16.28%) VMware
5 13 (15.12%) Red Hat
6 10 (11.63%) Apple
7 8 (9.30%) NetApp
7 8 (9.30%) HP
8 7 (8.14%) Infoblox
9 5 (5.81%) F5
9 5 (5.81%) McAfee
9 5 (5.81%) AppSense
9 5 (5.81%) Dell
9 5 (5.81%) Juniper
10 4 (4.65%) Intel
11 3 (3.49%) Avaya
11 3 (3.49%) Novell
11 3 (3.49%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.49%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.33%) NetQoS
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