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 July 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 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 86 120 75
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -45
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 57 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.83% 0.70% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.75% 5.79% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 13 15
Average daily rate
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£370 £350 £205
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +70.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £265 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £445 £296
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £190.00 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.31% +462.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -23.37%
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
362 363 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 11.61% 12.16% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 213 157
Average daily rate £360 £375 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +8.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 44 23
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.02% -1.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.35 £11.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.60 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 July 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 July 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 +11 22 £400 +14.28% 6
Bristol - 15 £373 - 11
Wiltshire +6 13 £350 +1.81% 7
Devon -5 4 £308 -23.12% 1
Dorset +1 2 £413 +17.85% 2
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 56 (51.38%) Windows
2 54 (49.54%) Security Cleared
3 45 (41.28%) Linux
4 43 (39.45%) DNS
5 33 (30.28%) Cisco
6 32 (29.36%) Firewall
7 30 (27.52%) Active Directory
8 29 (26.61%) SC Cleared
9 27 (24.77%) DV Cleared
10 25 (22.94%) ITIL
10 25 (22.94%) Perl
11 23 (21.10%) Oracle
12 20 (18.35%) SSL
13 19 (17.43%) LAN
13 19 (17.43%) DHCP
13 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
13 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2003
13 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 18 (16.51%) WAN
14 18 (16.51%) VPN
15 17 (15.60%) C++
15 17 (15.60%) Service Delivery
16 16 (14.68%) VMware
16 16 (14.68%) Wireshark
16 16 (14.68%) SQL
16 16 (14.68%) Solaris
16 16 (14.68%) Apache
16 16 (14.68%) Python
16 16 (14.68%) Sun
17 15 (13.76%) HTTP

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

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (14.68%) Apache
2 14 (12.84%) IIS
3 12 (11.01%) Tomcat
4 8 (7.34%) MS Exchange
5 6 (5.50%) JBoss
5 6 (5.50%) WebLogic
6 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.75%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (11.01%) MS Office
2 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.92%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (39.45%) DNS
2 32 (29.36%) Firewall
3 20 (18.35%) SSL
4 19 (17.43%) LAN
4 19 (17.43%) DHCP
5 18 (16.51%) WAN
5 18 (16.51%) VPN
6 16 (14.68%) Wireshark
7 15 (13.76%) HTTP
8 13 (11.93%) Network Security
9 11 (10.09%) SDH
10 10 (9.17%) SAN
10 10 (9.17%) 2G
10 10 (9.17%) 2.5G
10 10 (9.17%) 3G
10 10 (9.17%) VLAN
11 9 (8.26%) 4G
11 9 (8.26%) VoIP
12 6 (5.50%) MPLS
13 5 (4.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.93%) MySQL
2 12 (11.01%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.67%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.67%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.92%) DB2
4 1 (0.92%) MS Access
4 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 11 (10.09%) Subversion
2 10 (9.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 10 (9.17%) ClearCase
2 10 (9.17%) Git (software)
3 5 (4.59%) Metasploit
4 2 (1.83%) JIRA
5 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.92%) GCC
5 1 (0.92%) WiX
5 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.92%) Maven
General
1 10 (9.17%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.42%) Finance
3 4 (3.67%) Electronics
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Military
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Marketing
5 1 (0.92%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 19 (17.43%) Linux Engineer
2 13 (11.93%) Designer
2 13 (11.93%) Developer
3 12 (11.01%) Analyst
3 12 (11.01%) Senior Designer
3 12 (11.01%) Senior Linux Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) Network Engineer
4 11 (10.09%) C++ Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Administrator
5 10 (9.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (7.34%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.42%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.50%) Systems Administrator
8 6 (5.50%) Web Engineer
9 4 (3.67%) Consultant
9 4 (3.67%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.67%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (3.67%) Web Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.09%) STL
2 10 (9.17%) J2EE
3 5 (4.59%) .NET
3 5 (4.59%) LAMP
4 4 (3.67%) RESTful
4 4 (3.67%) WebCenter
4 4 (3.67%) CSS
4 4 (3.67%) Web Services
5 3 (2.75%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.83%) HTML
6 2 (1.83%) XML
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (0.92%) WebSphere Message Broker
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Client/Server
1 10 (9.17%) Mobile App
2 5 (4.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (3.67%) Derivative
3 4 (3.67%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.75%) Handset
4 3 (2.75%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.75%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.75%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.83%) DTV
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
6 1 (0.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (0.92%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.92%) Wiki
6 1 (0.92%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.92%) RMADS
6 1 (0.92%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 56 (51.38%) Windows
2 45 (41.28%) Linux
3 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (17.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (14.68%) Solaris
5 14 (12.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (11.93%) UNIX
7 6 (5.50%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (4.59%) Windows 7
9 4 (3.67%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.83%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.92%) Android
12 1 (0.92%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.92%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.92%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 17 (15.60%) Service Delivery
3 15 (13.76%) OO
4 14 (12.84%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (11.93%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (11.01%) Configuration Management
7 11 (10.09%) OOD
8 10 (9.17%) Open Source
9 9 (8.26%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.26%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (7.34%) Load Balancing
10 8 (7.34%) Project Management
11 7 (6.42%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.50%) Kernel Tuning
13 5 (4.59%) Cyber Security
13 5 (4.59%) Demand Management
13 5 (4.59%) DDoS Mitigation
14 4 (3.67%) Server Hardening
14 4 (3.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 4 (3.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) Perl
2 17 (15.60%) C++
3 16 (14.68%) Python
3 16 (14.68%) SQL
4 12 (11.01%) Shell Script
5 11 (10.09%) Ruby
5 11 (10.09%) Bash Shell
6 10 (9.17%) Java
7 7 (6.42%) C
8 3 (2.75%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.92%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.92%) VB
9 1 (0.92%) VC++
9 1 (0.92%) Korn
9 1 (0.92%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.92%) Jython
Qualifications
1 54 (49.54%) Security Cleared
2 29 (26.61%) SC Cleared
3 27 (24.77%) DV Cleared
4 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (11.01%) RHCE
5 11 (10.09%) CCNA
6 7 (6.42%) CCNP
7 3 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.75%) Degree
8 2 (1.83%) MCSE
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.92%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.92%) MCP
9 1 (0.92%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) SLA
2 5 (4.59%) QA
3 1 (0.92%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (27.52%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.01%) Samba
3 8 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (5.50%) vSphere
4 6 (5.50%) ISA Server
5 5 (4.59%) VirtualBox
5 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.67%) Varnish
7 3 (2.75%) Firmware
7 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (2.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.92%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.92%) Xen
8 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.92%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (11.01%) Puppet
2 6 (5.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 5 (4.59%) Nmap
4 4 (3.67%) Ansible
5 3 (2.75%) WSUS
6 2 (1.83%) SCCM
6 2 (1.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 33 (30.28%) Cisco
2 23 (21.10%) Oracle
3 19 (17.43%) Red Hat
4 16 (14.68%) Sun
4 16 (14.68%) VMware
5 12 (11.01%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.34%) HP
7 6 (5.50%) Juniper
7 6 (5.50%) BEA
7 6 (5.50%) CA
7 6 (5.50%) McAfee
7 6 (5.50%) Infoblox
7 6 (5.50%) Ektron
8 3 (2.75%) BT
8 3 (2.75%) TOWER Software
8 3 (2.75%) Lotus
8 3 (2.75%) Dell
9 2 (1.83%) SAP
9 2 (1.83%) Avaya
9 2 (1.83%) NetQoS
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