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 1 June 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
1 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 94 117 81
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -36
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 44 23 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.45% 0.79% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.79% 6.37% 9.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 17 10
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £228
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +53.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £273
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.25 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -56.15%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%
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
344 361 294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.34% 12.35% 14.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 217 165
Average daily rate £360 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 17
Average hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.50 £11.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 1 June 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 1 June 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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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 +13 15 £345 +6.15% 15
Gloucestershire -7 12 £438 +25.00% 11
Bristol - 11 £363 - 14
Devon - 3 - - 6
Dorset -4 2 £413 +17.85% 4
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 47 (50.54%) Security Cleared
2 42 (45.16%) Windows
3 36 (38.71%) Linux
4 31 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 30 (32.26%) DV Cleared
6 29 (31.18%) DNS
7 27 (29.03%) Cisco
8 26 (27.96%) Perl
9 20 (21.51%) C++
9 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
10 19 (20.43%) Firewall
11 18 (19.35%) Oracle
11 18 (19.35%) OO
11 18 (19.35%) Python
12 16 (17.20%) DHCP
12 16 (17.20%) ITIL
13 15 (16.13%) VMware
13 15 (16.13%) Wireshark
14 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
15 13 (13.98%) Subversion
15 13 (13.98%) Ruby
15 13 (13.98%) Solaris
15 13 (13.98%) STL
15 13 (13.98%) MS Office
15 13 (13.98%) SDH
15 13 (13.98%) OOD
15 13 (13.98%) Sun
15 13 (13.98%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 10 (10.75%) IIS
2 8 (8.60%) MS Exchange
2 8 (8.60%) Apache
3 6 (6.45%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.23%) JBoss
4 3 (3.23%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.23%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) MS Office
2 5 (5.38%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.18%) DNS
2 19 (20.43%) Firewall
3 16 (17.20%) DHCP
4 15 (16.13%) Wireshark
5 13 (13.98%) SDH
5 13 (13.98%) HTTP
6 12 (12.90%) WAN
6 12 (12.90%) SSL
6 12 (12.90%) LAN
6 12 (12.90%) 3G
6 12 (12.90%) 2G
6 12 (12.90%) 2.5G
7 11 (11.83%) 4G
8 8 (8.60%) VPN
9 7 (7.53%) VoIP
9 7 (7.53%) SAN
10 6 (6.45%) Network Security
11 5 (5.38%) VLAN
11 5 (5.38%) NAS
12 4 (4.30%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.45%) MySQL
3 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.15%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.08%) MS Access
5 1 (1.08%) DB2
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Subversion
2 12 (12.90%) Git (software)
2 12 (12.90%) ClearCase
2 12 (12.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (3.23%) Cucumber
3 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.08%) Metasploit
4 1 (1.08%) JIRA
4 1 (1.08%) Maven
4 1 (1.08%) WiX
4 1 (1.08%) GCC
General
1 8 (8.60%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.30%) Electronics
2 4 (4.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.08%) Marketing
4 1 (1.08%) Military
4 1 (1.08%) Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (19.35%) Linux Engineer
2 15 (16.13%) Developer
3 13 (13.98%) C++ Developer
4 12 (12.90%) Designer
5 11 (11.83%) Senior Designer
5 11 (11.83%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 9 (9.68%) Network Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Support Engineer
7 8 (8.60%) Analyst
7 8 (8.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (5.38%) Software Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Consultant
9 4 (4.30%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.30%) Web Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Network Support Engineer
10 3 (3.23%) Network Support
10 3 (3.23%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.98%) STL
2 7 (7.53%) J2EE
3 2 (2.15%) WebCenter
3 2 (2.15%) RESTful
3 2 (2.15%) .NET
3 2 (2.15%) CSS
3 2 (2.15%) Web Services
3 2 (2.15%) XML
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 1 (1.08%) LAMP
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) HTML
4 1 (1.08%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Mobile App
1 12 (12.90%) Client/Server
2 4 (4.30%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
2 4 (4.30%) Device Driver
3 3 (3.23%) Handset
3 3 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.23%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.15%) NHS
4 2 (2.15%) Derivative
4 2 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.08%) RMADS
5 1 (1.08%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.08%) IVR
5 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.08%) CESG
5 1 (1.08%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.08%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 36 (38.71%) Linux
3 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2003
3 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (13.98%) Solaris
5 10 (10.75%) UNIX
5 10 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (6.45%) Windows 8
6 6 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.45%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.15%) Amazon Linux
8 2 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.08%) Android
9 1 (1.08%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.08%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.35%) OO
2 16 (17.20%) ITIL
3 14 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (13.98%) OOD
5 11 (11.83%) Service Delivery
6 10 (10.75%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (8.60%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.53%) Continuous Integration
8 7 (7.53%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (6.45%) Kernel Tuning
9 6 (6.45%) Open Source
10 5 (5.38%) Software Engineering
11 4 (4.30%) Capacity Management
11 4 (4.30%) Project Management
11 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
12 3 (3.23%) Release Management
12 3 (3.23%) Supplier Management
12 3 (3.23%) Line Management
12 3 (3.23%) Network Management
13 2 (2.15%) Demand Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (27.96%) Perl
2 20 (21.51%) C++
3 18 (19.35%) Python
4 13 (13.98%) Ruby
4 13 (13.98%) Bash Shell
5 11 (11.83%) SQL
6 9 (9.68%) Shell Script
7 8 (8.60%) C
7 8 (8.60%) Java
8 3 (3.23%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.08%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.08%) Jython
9 1 (1.08%) Korn
9 1 (1.08%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.08%) VC++
9 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 47 (50.54%) Security Cleared
2 30 (32.26%) DV Cleared
3 19 (20.43%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.83%) RHCE
5 5 (5.38%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.30%) CCNP
6 4 (4.30%) CCNA
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.08%) HND
8 1 (1.08%) CISSP
8 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.08%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.45%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) QA
3 1 (1.08%) JSP 440
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.83%) Samba
3 6 (6.45%) vSphere
4 4 (4.30%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (3.23%) ISA Server
5 3 (3.23%) Firmware
6 2 (2.15%) Varnish
6 2 (2.15%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.08%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.08%) Xen
7 1 (1.08%) NFS
7 1 (1.08%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (9.68%) Puppet
2 3 (3.23%) WSUS
3 2 (2.15%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (2.15%) Ansible
3 2 (2.15%) SCCM
4 1 (1.08%) Nmap
4 1 (1.08%) OpenView
Vendors
1 27 (29.03%) Cisco
2 18 (19.35%) Oracle
3 15 (16.13%) VMware
4 13 (13.98%) Sun
5 12 (12.90%) Red Hat
6 10 (10.75%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.68%) HP
8 6 (6.45%) McAfee
8 6 (6.45%) Infoblox
9 3 (3.23%) Ektron
9 3 (3.23%) TOWER Software
9 3 (3.23%) Lotus
9 3 (3.23%) Juniper
9 3 (3.23%) BEA
9 3 (3.23%) Dell
9 3 (3.23%) BT
10 2 (2.15%) Avaya
10 2 (2.15%) SAP
11 1 (1.08%) Green Hills
11 1 (1.08%) IBM