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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 86 100 90
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 57 54 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.96% 1.61% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.78% 12.11% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 42 27
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £255 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £459 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +53.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.60 £43.00 £17.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £85.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £17.33 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+116.38% -0.97%
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
484 446 489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.68% 13.32% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 295
Median daily rate £350 £413 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% +13.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £525 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 28
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.30 £48.50 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 25 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the South West region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +7 22 £488 +31.75% 11
Wiltshire +11 16 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire -13 10 £290 -27.50% 7
Devon +11 3 - -
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
Dorset - 2 £393 - 4
Somerset - 1 - - 5
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 57 (45.97%) Windows
2 54 (43.55%) Linux
3 49 (39.52%) Active Directory
4 41 (33.06%) Firewall
5 38 (30.65%) ITIL
6 36 (29.03%) WAN
7 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
8 33 (26.61%) LAN
9 31 (25.00%) Cisco
10 30 (24.19%) VMware
11 28 (22.58%) Red Hat
12 27 (21.77%) VPN
13 26 (20.97%) Windows 7
13 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
14 25 (20.16%) Puppet
14 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
15 24 (19.35%) Unix
15 24 (19.35%) Windows Server
16 23 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
17 22 (17.74%) Perl
17 22 (17.74%) DNS
17 22 (17.74%) DHCP
18 21 (16.94%) Samba
19 20 (16.13%) Oracle
20 19 (15.32%) CheckPoint
20 19 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
20 19 (15.32%) Network Security
21 17 (13.71%) Finance
21 17 (13.71%) Configuration Management
21 17 (13.71%) SQL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (12.90%) Apache
2 14 (11.29%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.68%) MS Exchange
4 9 (7.26%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.65%) MQSeries
6 6 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.42%) IIS
8 2 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.61%) CMS
8 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.81%) nginx
9 1 (0.81%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.81%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (12.10%) MS Office
2 6 (4.84%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.03%) Office 365
2 4 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.06%) Firewall
2 36 (29.03%) WAN
3 33 (26.61%) LAN
4 27 (21.77%) VPN
5 22 (17.74%) DHCP
5 22 (17.74%) DNS
6 19 (15.32%) Cisco ASA
6 19 (15.32%) Network Security
7 13 (10.48%) Internet
7 13 (10.48%) VLAN
8 12 (9.68%) VoIP
9 10 (8.06%) HTTP
9 10 (8.06%) HTTPS
10 9 (7.26%) BGP
11 8 (6.45%) FTP
11 8 (6.45%) PABX
12 7 (5.65%) IPsec
12 7 (5.65%) NAS
12 7 (5.65%) OSPF
12 7 (5.65%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.29%) MySQL
2 4 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.81%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (11.29%) JIRA
2 6 (4.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (2.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.42%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.42%) Maven
3 3 (2.42%) Travis CI
3 3 (2.42%) WiX
4 2 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.81%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.81%) MSTest
5 1 (0.81%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.71%) Finance
2 7 (5.65%) Telecoms
3 5 (4.03%) Marketing
4 3 (2.42%) Advertising
4 3 (2.42%) Automotive
5 2 (1.61%) Electronics
5 2 (1.61%) Law
5 2 (1.61%) Military
6 1 (0.81%) Back Office
6 1 (0.81%) Legal
6 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.81%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.35%) Analyst
2 19 (15.32%) Support Engineer
3 15 (12.10%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (7.26%) Network Engineer
4 9 (7.26%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (6.45%) Network Analyst
6 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.65%) Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) Designer
6 7 (5.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.65%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.65%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (4.84%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.29%) LAMP
2 7 (5.65%) J2EE
3 5 (4.03%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.23%) .NET
4 4 (3.23%) OCX
5 2 (1.61%) RESTful
5 2 (1.61%) Web Services
6 1 (0.81%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.81%) Core Data
6 1 (0.81%) HTML
6 1 (0.81%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (0.81%) MFC
6 1 (0.81%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.29%) Data Centre
1 14 (11.29%) Wiki
2 9 (7.26%) Handset
3 8 (6.45%) IVR
4 6 (4.84%) Clustering
4 6 (4.84%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.84%) iPad
4 6 (4.84%) Thin Client
5 5 (4.03%) Computer Science
5 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.23%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.23%) Replication
7 3 (2.42%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (2.42%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.61%) ASIC
8 2 (1.61%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.61%) CESG
8 2 (1.61%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.81%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.97%) Windows
2 54 (43.55%) Linux
3 26 (20.97%) Windows 7
4 24 (19.35%) Unix
4 24 (19.35%) Windows Server
5 17 (13.71%) Solaris
6 16 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (12.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (11.29%) CentOS
9 11 (8.87%) Windows 10
10 9 (7.26%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.61%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.61%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.81%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.81%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.81%) HPUX
13 1 (0.81%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (30.65%) ITIL
2 17 (13.71%) Configuration Management
3 12 (9.68%) SIEM
4 11 (8.87%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (7.26%) Migration
5 9 (7.26%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 7 (5.65%) Change Control
7 7 (5.65%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (5.65%) DevOps
7 7 (5.65%) Information Security
7 7 (5.65%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.84%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (4.84%) Coaching
9 5 (4.03%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (4.03%) Multithreading
9 5 (4.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.03%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.03%) Project Management
9 5 (4.03%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 22 (17.74%) Perl
2 17 (13.71%) SQL
3 15 (12.10%) Java
4 11 (8.87%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.06%) C++
5 10 (8.06%) Python
6 9 (7.26%) C
7 8 (6.45%) Shell Script
8 5 (4.03%) VBScript
9 3 (2.42%) PHP
9 3 (2.42%) VC++
10 2 (1.61%) C#
11 1 (0.81%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.81%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.81%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.81%) Korn
11 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
11 1 (0.81%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (27.42%) Security Cleared
2 26 (20.97%) SC Cleared
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (11.29%) RHCE
4 11 (8.87%) Degree
5 10 (8.06%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.26%) CCNA
6 9 (7.26%) CCNP
7 7 (5.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.42%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.42%) CCIE
8 3 (2.42%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.42%) CISSP
8 3 (2.42%) GCIA
8 3 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.42%) MCDST
8 3 (2.42%) MCSA
8 3 (2.42%) SANS
9 2 (1.61%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.61%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.23%) SLA
2 3 (2.42%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.81%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 49 (39.52%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.94%) Samba
4 8 (6.45%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.65%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.65%) VMware ESX
5 7 (5.65%) XenApp
6 6 (4.84%) Snort
6 6 (4.84%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.42%) Docker
7 3 (2.42%) vSphere
8 2 (1.61%) Firmware
8 2 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (20.16%) Puppet
2 10 (8.06%) SCCM
3 8 (6.45%) Nagios
4 6 (4.84%) RSA enVision
5 4 (3.23%) Ansible
5 4 (3.23%) Nessus
6 3 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.42%) QRadar
7 2 (1.61%) SCOM
7 2 (1.61%) WSUS
8 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.81%) Icinga
8 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.81%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.81%) Nmap
8 1 (0.81%) Oracle ZFS
8 1 (0.81%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 31 (25.00%) Cisco
2 30 (24.19%) VMware
3 28 (22.58%) Red Hat
4 25 (20.16%) Microsoft
5 20 (16.13%) Oracle
6 19 (15.32%) CheckPoint
7 14 (11.29%) Citrix
8 12 (9.68%) Intel Security
9 9 (7.26%) F5
10 7 (5.65%) NetApp
11 6 (4.84%) ArcSight
11 6 (4.84%) LogRhythm
11 6 (4.84%) Splunk
12 4 (3.23%) BT
12 4 (3.23%) Dell
12 4 (3.23%) Veritas
12 4 (3.23%) Wyse
13 3 (2.42%) Juniper
13 3 (2.42%) ScanSafe
13 3 (2.42%) SonicWALL