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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 67 92 76
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 85 20 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.52% 0.93% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.95% 7.63% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 2 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.60% -39.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £204 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £232 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 14
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% +77.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.40 £13.70 £10.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £115.00 £34.50 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+28.45% -8.82%
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
533 262 420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.82% 12.15% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 143 191
Average daily rate £350 £289 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -20.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 37 62
Average hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.00% -5.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £12.90 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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
Devon -3 20 £435 - 3
Wiltshire +2 17 £440 +87.23% 8
Gloucestershire +1 15 £300 - 20
Bristol -20 10 £375 - 14
Dorset -5 6 £425 - 3
Somerset -4 5 £260 +30.00% 4
Cornwall - 4 £250 - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 60 (50.00%) Windows
2 51 (42.50%) LAN
3 50 (41.67%) Firewall
4 49 (40.83%) WAN
5 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
6 34 (28.33%) DNS
7 33 (27.50%) Cisco
8 29 (24.17%) Linux
9 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
9 27 (22.50%) Security Cleared
10 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
11 22 (18.33%) SNMP
11 22 (18.33%) VPN
11 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
11 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (18.33%) Finance
12 21 (17.50%) Citrix
13 20 (16.67%) MPLS
13 20 (16.67%) CCNP
13 20 (16.67%) Telecoms
14 19 (15.83%) ITIL
15 18 (15.00%) Internet
15 18 (15.00%) VMware
16 17 (14.17%) Network Management
17 16 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (13.33%) OSPF
17 16 (13.33%) CCIE
17 16 (13.33%) Telnet
17 16 (13.33%) MS Excel
17 16 (13.33%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (10.00%) Apache
2 11 (9.17%) IIS
3 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.50%) Lync
6 3 (2.50%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.50%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 8 (6.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (4.17%) BASE24
2 3 (2.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.67%) Office 365
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (42.50%) LAN
2 50 (41.67%) Firewall
3 49 (40.83%) WAN
4 34 (28.33%) DNS
5 22 (18.33%) SNMP
5 22 (18.33%) VPN
6 20 (16.67%) MPLS
7 18 (15.00%) Internet
8 16 (13.33%) OSPF
8 16 (13.33%) Telnet
8 16 (13.33%) DHCP
8 16 (13.33%) FTP
8 16 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (9.17%) Network Security
10 7 (5.83%) LDAP
11 6 (5.00%) SMTP
11 6 (5.00%) Wireless
12 5 (4.17%) Ethernet
12 5 (4.17%) BGP
13 4 (3.33%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.17%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (1.67%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.83%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 5 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (0.83%) Rational DOORS
General
1 22 (18.33%) Finance
2 20 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.50%) Electronics
3 3 (2.50%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.50%) Marketing
4 2 (1.67%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.83%) Avionics
5 1 (0.83%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (17.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (11.67%) Consultant
3 10 (8.33%) Network Support
4 9 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.67%) Developer
5 8 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (6.67%) Server Engineer
6 7 (5.83%) Analyst
6 7 (5.83%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (5.00%) Administrator
7 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 6 (5.00%) C++ Developer
7 6 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.17%) Deployment Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Linux Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) SharePoint Consultant
9 4 (3.33%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (3.33%) Security Administrator
9 4 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (8.33%) Web Services
2 6 (5.00%) OpenMP
3 3 (2.50%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 2 (1.67%) .NET
5 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.83%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.00%) iPad
3 8 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.00%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.17%) Clustering
5 5 (4.17%) Client/Server
5 5 (4.17%) Tandem
6 3 (2.50%) PDA
6 3 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Open Source
6 3 (2.50%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.50%) DTV
7 2 (1.67%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.83%) IVR
8 1 (0.83%) CESG
8 1 (0.83%) Handset
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
8 1 (0.83%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 60 (50.00%) Windows
2 29 (24.17%) Linux
3 22 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (8.33%) UNIX
6 10 (8.33%) CentOS
7 9 (7.50%) Windows 7
8 7 (5.83%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.50%) Fedora
9 3 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (2.50%) Solaris
10 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.83%) HPUX
11 1 (0.83%) Debian
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (15.83%) ITIL
2 17 (14.17%) Network Management
3 14 (11.67%) Performance Management
4 11 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (7.50%) Network Design
6 9 (7.50%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (7.50%) Network Performance Management
6 9 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (5.00%) Signal Processing
7 6 (5.00%) Problem Management
7 6 (5.00%) Parallel Programming
7 6 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 6 (5.00%) UML
7 6 (5.00%) OO
8 5 (4.17%) CAD
8 5 (4.17%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.17%) Project Management
8 5 (4.17%) Workflow
8 5 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) Perl
2 10 (8.33%) Ruby
2 10 (8.33%) Java
3 9 (7.50%) C++
3 9 (7.50%) Shell Script
4 7 (5.83%) MATLAB
5 4 (3.33%) PHP
5 4 (3.33%) SQL
5 4 (3.33%) Python
6 3 (2.50%) C
6 3 (2.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.83%) Korn
7 1 (0.83%) Erlang
7 1 (0.83%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.83%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 27 (22.50%) SC Cleared
1 27 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 23 (19.17%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (16.67%) CCNP
4 16 (13.33%) CCIE
5 15 (12.50%) CISSP
6 10 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (7.50%) Degree
8 6 (5.00%) MCP
9 3 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.67%) CCNA
11 1 (0.83%) CCDA
11 1 (0.83%) MCSE
11 1 (0.83%) MCSA
11 1 (0.83%) MCT
11 1 (0.83%) CCSA
11 1 (0.83%) CCSE
11 1 (0.83%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.83%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.50%) QA
2 6 (5.00%) DO-178B
3 5 (4.17%) SLA
4 4 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 22 (18.33%) Active Directory
2 15 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (7.50%) NFS
4 7 (5.83%) MetaFrame
4 7 (5.83%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.83%) XenApp
5 6 (5.00%) qmail
5 6 (5.00%) vSphere
5 6 (5.00%) Squid
6 5 (4.17%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.33%) Novell eDirectory
8 3 (2.50%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.67%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.83%) UAG
10 1 (0.83%) Firmware
10 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 5 (4.17%) WSUS
1 5 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (3.33%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (2.50%) Puppet
3 3 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.67%) ARCserve
4 2 (1.67%) OpenView
4 2 (1.67%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 39 (32.50%) Microsoft
2 33 (27.50%) Cisco
3 21 (17.50%) Citrix
4 18 (15.00%) VMware
5 13 (10.83%) Red Hat
5 13 (10.83%) HP
6 10 (8.33%) Apple
7 7 (5.83%) NetApp
7 7 (5.83%) Infoblox
8 6 (5.00%) McAfee
8 6 (5.00%) Intel
9 5 (4.17%) Juniper
9 5 (4.17%) Dell
9 5 (4.17%) F5
9 5 (4.17%) AppSense
10 4 (3.33%) Novell
11 3 (2.50%) SAP
11 3 (2.50%) Avaya
12 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.67%) Oracle
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £120 - 150 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Swindon
The People Network
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bristol
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £200 - 225 per day all inclusive
Posted: 20 days ago