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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 99 103 88
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 35 42 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 1.32% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 9.63% 11.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 28 13
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +45.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £450 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £310 £265
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 7
Average hourly rate £16.25 £14.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% -33.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.05 £13.65 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.45 £14.85 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+8.19% -10.29%
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
343 436 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 13.68% 14.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 248 188
Average daily rate £360 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 32 21
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.71% -18.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.55 £14.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.35 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

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 6 May 2015.

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
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 6 May 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
Wiltshire +23 16 £350 +7.69% 18
Bristol +7 7 £400 +23.07% 9
Gloucestershire -17 7 £450 +28.57% 7
Devon +5 3 - - 6
Somerset +6 1 £288 +17.34% 5
Dorset -11 1 £325 -21.68% 4
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 39 (45.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (39.53%) Windows
3 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
4 25 (29.07%) Linux
4 25 (29.07%) Cisco
5 23 (26.74%) Perl
5 23 (26.74%) DV Cleared
6 20 (23.26%) DNS
7 19 (22.09%) C++
7 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (20.93%) Firewall
8 18 (20.93%) OO
8 18 (20.93%) Python
9 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
10 16 (18.60%) LAN
10 16 (18.60%) WAN
11 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (16.28%) ITIL
12 14 (16.28%) Oracle
13 13 (15.12%) MS Office
13 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
14 12 (13.95%) DHCP
14 12 (13.95%) Wireshark
15 11 (12.79%) VMware
15 11 (12.79%) Ruby
15 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
15 11 (12.79%) SDH
15 11 (12.79%) OOD
15 11 (12.79%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.98%) IIS
3 4 (4.65%) Apache
4 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.49%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.16%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.49%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) DNS
2 18 (20.93%) Firewall
3 16 (18.60%) LAN
3 16 (18.60%) WAN
4 12 (13.95%) DHCP
4 12 (13.95%) Wireshark
5 11 (12.79%) SDH
5 11 (12.79%) HTTP
6 10 (11.63%) 3G
6 10 (11.63%) 2G
6 10 (11.63%) 2.5G
6 10 (11.63%) SSL
7 9 (10.47%) 4G
7 9 (10.47%) VoIP
8 8 (9.30%) VPN
9 6 (6.98%) VLAN
9 6 (6.98%) SAN
9 6 (6.98%) Wireless
10 5 (5.81%) Internet
10 5 (5.81%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.49%) MySQL
3 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.16%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (11.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 10 (11.63%) ClearCase
1 10 (11.63%) Subversion
1 10 (11.63%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Cucumber
2 3 (3.49%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.16%) GCC
3 1 (1.16%) WiX
3 1 (1.16%) Maven
General
1 11 (12.79%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Electronics
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.16%) Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Developer
2 12 (13.95%) Network Engineer
2 12 (13.95%) C++ Developer
3 11 (12.79%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (11.63%) Designer
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Designer
5 9 (10.47%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Support Engineer
7 7 (8.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.98%) Software Engineer
9 5 (5.81%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.81%) Administrator
10 4 (4.65%) Consultant
10 4 (4.65%) Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Network Manager
11 3 (3.49%) Project Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Web Engineer
11 3 (3.49%) Network Support
11 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) STL
2 4 (4.65%) J2EE
3 2 (2.33%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) XML
3 2 (2.33%) RESTful
3 2 (2.33%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) HTML5
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.16%) JNI
4 1 (1.16%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.63%) Client/Server
1 10 (11.63%) Mobile App
2 5 (5.81%) Handset
3 4 (4.65%) NHS
3 4 (4.65%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.65%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.49%) Open Source
4 3 (3.49%) DTV
5 2 (2.33%) MPEG
5 2 (2.33%) Derivative
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.16%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.16%) RMADS
6 1 (1.16%) IVR
6 1 (1.16%) CESG
6 1 (1.16%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 34 (39.53%) Windows
2 25 (29.07%) Linux
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (10.47%) Solaris
5 7 (8.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (4.65%) UNIX
8 3 (3.49%) Android
8 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.33%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.16%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (20.93%) OO
2 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (16.28%) ITIL
4 11 (12.79%) OOD
5 9 (10.47%) Service Delivery
6 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
7 6 (6.98%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.98%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (6.98%) Network Management
8 5 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (4.65%) Capacity Management
9 4 (4.65%) Multithreading
10 3 (3.49%) Line Management
10 3 (3.49%) Supplier Management
10 3 (3.49%) Release Management
10 3 (3.49%) Service Management
11 2 (2.33%) OOA/OOD
11 2 (2.33%) Validation
11 2 (2.33%) DRM
11 2 (2.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (26.74%) Perl
2 19 (22.09%) C++
3 18 (20.93%) Python
4 13 (15.12%) Bash Shell
5 11 (12.79%) Ruby
6 10 (11.63%) Java
7 8 (9.30%) C
8 7 (8.14%) SQL
9 2 (2.33%) Embedded C
9 2 (2.33%) Embedded C++
9 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.16%) Jython
10 1 (1.16%) VC++
10 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.16%) Korn
Qualifications
1 39 (45.35%) Security Cleared
2 23 (26.74%) DV Cleared
3 17 (19.77%) SC Cleared
4 9 (10.47%) RHCE
5 7 (8.14%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (5.81%) CCNP
6 5 (5.81%) CCNA
7 4 (4.65%) Degree
8 3 (3.49%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.33%) MCSE
10 1 (1.16%) CCIE
10 1 (1.16%) CISSP
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.16%) HND
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.16%) JSP 440
System Software
1 29 (33.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.47%) Samba
3 3 (3.49%) Firmware
3 3 (3.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.33%) vSphere
4 2 (2.33%) Varnish
4 2 (2.33%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.16%) Xen
5 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.16%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (9.30%) Puppet
2 3 (3.49%) OpenView
2 3 (3.49%) WSUS
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.33%) Ansible
Vendors
1 25 (29.07%) Cisco
2 14 (16.28%) Oracle
3 11 (12.79%) VMware
4 10 (11.63%) Microsoft
5 9 (10.47%) Sun
6 7 (8.14%) HP
7 5 (5.81%) Juniper
7 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.65%) McAfee
8 4 (4.65%) Avaya
9 3 (3.49%) BT
9 3 (3.49%) Lotus
9 3 (3.49%) Dell
10 2 (2.33%) SAP
10 2 (2.33%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.33%) Polycom
10 2 (2.33%) Infoblox
11 1 (1.16%) Rackspace
11 1 (1.16%) Siebel
11 1 (1.16%) IBM
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