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 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 92 80 87
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 57 63 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.68% 1.95% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 12.55% 7.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 31 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 7
Average hourly rate £41.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.21% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.05 £17.35 £14.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £85.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%
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
465 502 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.71% 15.54% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 307 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +7 31 £375 +7.14% 6
Wiltshire -4 14 £350 -22.22% 4
Bristol +5 9 £370 - 12
Devon -6 2 £308 +53.75% 2
Cornwall 0 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 58 (57.43%) Windows
2 53 (52.48%) Security Cleared
3 47 (46.53%) DNS
4 41 (40.59%) Linux
5 33 (32.67%) Firewall
6 31 (30.69%) SC Cleared
7 26 (25.74%) Cisco
8 23 (22.77%) DV Cleared
9 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
9 22 (21.78%) SSL
9 22 (21.78%) DHCP
10 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
11 20 (19.80%) VPN
11 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
12 19 (18.81%) Oracle
12 19 (18.81%) C++
12 19 (18.81%) Perl
13 18 (17.82%) LAN
14 17 (16.83%) ITIL
14 17 (16.83%) Red Hat
14 17 (16.83%) Git (software)
15 16 (15.84%) Wireshark
15 16 (15.84%) Network Security
15 16 (15.84%) Apache
15 16 (15.84%) WAN
16 14 (13.86%) Software Engineering
16 14 (13.86%) Service Delivery
16 14 (13.86%) VLAN
16 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 16 (15.84%) Apache
2 14 (13.86%) IIS
3 12 (11.88%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.92%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.94%) JBoss
5 6 (5.94%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.95%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.98%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.98%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.99%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (46.53%) DNS
2 33 (32.67%) Firewall
3 22 (21.78%) SSL
3 22 (21.78%) DHCP
4 20 (19.80%) VPN
5 18 (17.82%) LAN
6 16 (15.84%) WAN
6 16 (15.84%) Wireshark
6 16 (15.84%) Network Security
7 14 (13.86%) VLAN
8 13 (12.87%) HTTP
9 11 (10.89%) SAN
10 9 (8.91%) IPsec
11 8 (7.92%) Intrusion Detection
11 8 (7.92%) SDH
11 8 (7.92%) VoIP
12 7 (6.93%) 2G
12 7 (6.93%) 2.5G
12 7 (6.93%) 3G
12 7 (6.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (20.79%) SQL Server
2 14 (13.86%) MySQL
3 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (2.97%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.98%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.99%) Big Data
5 1 (0.99%) DB2
5 1 (0.99%) MS Access
5 1 (0.99%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Git (software)
2 10 (9.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 10 (9.90%) Visual Studio
3 8 (7.92%) Subversion
3 8 (7.92%) Metasploit
4 7 (6.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (6.93%) ClearCase
5 4 (3.96%) JIRA
6 2 (1.98%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.99%) WiX
7 1 (0.99%) Maven
General
1 10 (9.90%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.93%) Finance
3 1 (0.99%) Aerospace
3 1 (0.99%) Military
3 1 (0.99%) Banking
3 1 (0.99%) Marketing
3 1 (0.99%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (14.85%) Developer
1 15 (14.85%) Linux Engineer
2 11 (10.89%) Designer
2 11 (10.89%) Software Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Analyst
3 10 (9.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (9.90%) Senior Designer
3 10 (9.90%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 9 (8.91%) C++ Developer
4 9 (8.91%) Network Engineer
5 7 (6.93%) Web Engineer
6 6 (5.94%) Administrator
7 5 (4.95%) Support Analyst
8 4 (3.96%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.96%) Applications Support
8 4 (3.96%) C# Developer
9 3 (2.97%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (2.97%) Security Engineer
10 2 (1.98%) GUI Developer
10 2 (1.98%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.90%) J2EE
1 10 (9.90%) WCF
1 10 (9.90%) WPF
2 8 (7.92%) LAMP
2 8 (7.92%) STL
3 6 (5.94%) .NET
4 4 (3.96%) ASP.NET
4 4 (3.96%) CSS
5 3 (2.97%) HTML
5 3 (2.97%) Web Services
6 2 (1.98%) RESTful
6 2 (1.98%) WebCenter
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 1 (0.99%) XML
7 1 (0.99%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.92%) Computer Science
1 8 (7.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 7 (6.93%) Mobile App
2 7 (6.93%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.97%) Device Driver
3 3 (2.97%) Wiki
3 3 (2.97%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.98%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.98%) DTV
4 2 (1.98%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.98%) Video on Demand
4 2 (1.98%) Digital Media
4 2 (1.98%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (1.98%) Handset
4 2 (1.98%) IPTV
4 2 (1.98%) Derivative
4 2 (1.98%) MPEG
5 1 (0.99%) NHS
5 1 (0.99%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.99%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 58 (57.43%) Windows
2 41 (40.59%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Solaris
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2003
3 14 (13.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (10.89%) UNIX
5 10 (9.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (4.95%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.96%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.97%) CentOS
9 2 (1.98%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.98%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (1.98%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.99%) Android
10 1 (0.99%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.99%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (16.83%) ITIL
2 14 (13.86%) Service Delivery
2 14 (13.86%) Software Engineering
3 13 (12.87%) Configuration Management
4 12 (11.88%) Open Source
5 11 (10.89%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (9.90%) MVVM
6 10 (9.90%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (8.91%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (7.92%) Cyber Security
8 8 (7.92%) DDoS Mitigation
8 8 (7.92%) Load Balancing
8 8 (7.92%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (7.92%) OO
9 7 (6.93%) OOD
10 6 (5.94%) Project Management
11 5 (4.95%) Demand Management
12 4 (3.96%) Server Hardening
12 4 (3.96%) Kernel Tuning
12 4 (3.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.81%) C++
1 19 (18.81%) Perl
2 12 (11.88%) SQL
3 11 (10.89%) C#
4 10 (9.90%) Python
4 10 (9.90%) Shell Script
5 8 (7.92%) Ruby
5 8 (7.92%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.93%) Java
7 2 (1.98%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.98%) C
8 1 (0.99%) Embedded C
8 1 (0.99%) VB
8 1 (0.99%) Korn
8 1 (0.99%) PowerShell
8 1 (0.99%) Jython
Qualifications
1 53 (52.48%) Security Cleared
2 31 (30.69%) SC Cleared
3 23 (22.77%) DV Cleared
4 14 (13.86%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (12.87%) CCNA
6 10 (9.90%) RHCE
7 9 (8.91%) Degree
8 5 (4.95%) CCNP
9 3 (2.97%) MCSE
9 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.99%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.99%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (0.99%) MCP
10 1 (0.99%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) QA
2 4 (3.96%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.89%) VMware ESXi
3 10 (9.90%) Samba
4 8 (7.92%) VirtualBox
4 8 (7.92%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.94%) ISA Server
6 4 (3.96%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (3.96%) vSphere
7 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.97%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.98%) Varnish
9 1 (0.99%) Xen
9 1 (0.99%) NFS
9 1 (0.99%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (11.88%) Puppet
2 8 (7.92%) Nmap
3 6 (5.94%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (2.97%) WSUS
5 2 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.98%) Ansible
Vendors
1 26 (25.74%) Cisco
2 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
3 19 (18.81%) Oracle
4 17 (16.83%) Red Hat
5 14 (13.86%) Sun
6 12 (11.88%) VMware
7 7 (6.93%) McAfee
8 6 (5.94%) BEA
8 6 (5.94%) CA
8 6 (5.94%) Ektron
9 5 (4.95%) Juniper
10 4 (3.96%) Infoblox
10 4 (3.96%) ESRI
10 4 (3.96%) HP
10 4 (3.96%) Dell
11 3 (2.97%) NetQoS
11 3 (2.97%) TOWER Software
12 2 (1.98%) BT
12 2 (1.98%) Websense
12 2 (1.98%) CheckPoint
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