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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 92 99 83
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 50 35 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.61% 1.24% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.85% 8.82% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 17 24
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +80.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £272 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £316 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.41% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 0 7
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £20.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.45 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.25%
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
389 397 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.53% 14.04% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 204 191
Average daily rate £375 £365 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +12.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 12 29
Average hourly rate £27.00 £14.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.85% -34.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.13 £9.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.46 £29.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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
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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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
Gloucestershire -3 17 £450 +40.07% 17
Wiltshire +11 14 £200 -40.29% 11
Somerset -2 7 £231 +5.11% 3
Cornwall - 5 - - 2
Bristol -6 2 £500 +53.84% 14
Devon 0 1 - - 12
Dorset -13 1 £115 -72.28% 5
Avon - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 37 (36.27%) Windows
2 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
3 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
4 28 (27.45%) Linux
5 26 (25.49%) Firewall
6 25 (24.51%) LAN
6 25 (24.51%) WAN
7 21 (20.59%) DNS
7 21 (20.59%) Cisco
8 19 (18.63%) Perl
9 18 (17.65%) Python
9 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (15.69%) C++
10 16 (15.69%) MS Office
10 16 (15.69%) ITIL
11 15 (14.71%) OO
11 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
11 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
12 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
12 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (13.73%) DHCP
12 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
12 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
13 13 (12.75%) VMware
13 13 (12.75%) VPN
13 13 (12.75%) HP
14 12 (11.76%) Finance
14 12 (11.76%) Bash Shell
14 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 7 (6.86%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.86%) Apache
2 5 (4.90%) Tomcat
3 4 (3.92%) IIS
4 3 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 3 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.98%) CMS
Applications
1 16 (15.69%) MS Office
2 5 (4.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (4.90%) BASE24
2 4 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.98%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (0.98%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (25.49%) Firewall
2 25 (24.51%) LAN
2 25 (24.51%) WAN
3 21 (20.59%) DNS
4 14 (13.73%) DHCP
5 13 (12.75%) VPN
6 8 (7.84%) Internet
6 8 (7.84%) MPLS
6 8 (7.84%) HTTP
6 8 (7.84%) VoIP
6 8 (7.84%) Wireshark
7 7 (6.86%) Network Security
7 7 (6.86%) 4G
7 7 (6.86%) Wireless
7 7 (6.86%) 2G
7 7 (6.86%) 2.5G
7 7 (6.86%) SDH
7 7 (6.86%) 3G
8 5 (4.90%) IP Telephony
8 5 (4.90%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) NonStop SQL
2 3 (2.94%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.94%) MySQL
3 2 (1.96%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.96%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.98%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.98%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 7 (6.86%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.86%) Subversion
1 7 (6.86%) ClearCase
1 7 (6.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.94%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.94%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.98%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.98%) GCC
General
1 14 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.76%) Finance
3 7 (6.86%) Electronics
4 5 (4.90%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.92%) Marketing
6 2 (1.96%) Law
7 1 (0.98%) Banking
7 1 (0.98%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (14.71%) Network Engineer
2 12 (11.76%) Developer
2 12 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 9 (8.82%) C++ Developer
4 8 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Administrator
5 7 (6.86%) Analyst
5 7 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Designer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Designer
7 5 (4.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Network Support
7 5 (4.90%) Consultant
8 4 (3.92%) Service Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (3.92%) Network Support Engineer
8 4 (3.92%) Network Manager
8 4 (3.92%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.86%) STL
2 5 (4.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.96%) Middleware
3 2 (1.96%) HTML
3 2 (1.96%) RESTful
3 2 (1.96%) WebCenter
4 1 (0.98%) HTML5
4 1 (0.98%) OpenMP
4 1 (0.98%) JNI
4 1 (0.98%) .NET
4 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.98%) CSS
4 1 (0.98%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Client/Server
2 7 (6.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (5.88%) NHS
3 6 (5.88%) DTV
4 5 (4.90%) Tandem
4 5 (4.90%) Handset
4 5 (4.90%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.90%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.96%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.96%) MPEG
7 2 (1.96%) IVR
7 2 (1.96%) Derivative
7 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.96%) Video on Demand
7 2 (1.96%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.98%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 37 (36.27%) Windows
2 28 (27.45%) Linux
3 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.84%) Windows 7
8 7 (6.86%) Solaris
9 6 (5.88%) Windows 8
10 5 (4.90%) UNIX
11 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.94%) CentOS
12 3 (2.94%) Fedora
13 2 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.96%) Android
13 2 (1.96%) Amazon Linux
14 1 (0.98%) Debian
14 1 (0.98%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.69%) ITIL
2 15 (14.71%) OO
3 14 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (10.78%) Configuration Management
5 10 (9.80%) Network Management
6 8 (7.84%) OOD
7 7 (6.86%) Performance Management
7 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
8 6 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 6 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (4.90%) Kanban
9 5 (4.90%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (4.90%) Problem Management
9 5 (4.90%) Scrum
10 4 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
10 4 (3.92%) Programme Management
10 4 (3.92%) Network Design
10 4 (3.92%) Multithreading
10 4 (3.92%) Release Management
10 4 (3.92%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.63%) Perl
2 18 (17.65%) Python
3 16 (15.69%) C++
4 12 (11.76%) Bash Shell
5 10 (9.80%) C
5 10 (9.80%) Java
5 10 (9.80%) Ruby
6 8 (7.84%) SQL
7 4 (3.92%) Shell Script
7 4 (3.92%) PHP
8 2 (1.96%) Embedded C
8 2 (1.96%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.98%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.98%) Erlang
9 1 (0.98%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.98%) VC++
9 1 (0.98%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 30 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (14.71%) SC Cleared
3 14 (13.73%) DV Cleared
4 11 (10.78%) CCNP
5 8 (7.84%) CCNA
6 5 (4.90%) VCP4
6 5 (4.90%) RHCE
7 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (3.92%) CCIE
7 4 (3.92%) Degree
8 3 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.94%) CISSP
9 2 (1.96%) MCSE
9 2 (1.96%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.98%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.98%) CCSE
10 1 (0.98%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.98%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.90%) SLA
2 2 (1.96%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.98%) DO-178B
3 1 (0.98%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (28.43%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.90%) vSphere
2 5 (4.90%) Samba
3 4 (3.92%) Firmware
3 4 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.94%) XenApp
5 2 (1.96%) Terminal Services
5 2 (1.96%) Varnish
6 1 (0.98%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.98%) NFS
6 1 (0.98%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (7.84%) Puppet
2 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (2.94%) SCCM
2 3 (2.94%) OpenView
3 2 (1.96%) Ansible
4 1 (0.98%) WSUS
4 1 (0.98%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 21 (20.59%) Cisco
2 13 (12.75%) VMware
2 13 (12.75%) HP
3 10 (9.80%) Microsoft
4 9 (8.82%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.84%) Oracle
6 7 (6.86%) Citrix
7 6 (5.88%) Juniper
7 6 (5.88%) Sun
8 4 (3.92%) Avaya
8 4 (3.92%) McAfee
8 4 (3.92%) SAP
9 3 (2.94%) Lotus
10 2 (1.96%) BT
10 2 (1.96%) Brocade
10 2 (1.96%) Infoblox
10 2 (1.96%) SonicWALL
10 2 (1.96%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.96%) Polycom
10 2 (1.96%) Rackspace
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