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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 80 84 106
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 69 59 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 2.26% 1.84% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.55% 14.86% 9.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 49 19
Median daily rate £340 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £463 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £324
% change year-on-year
- +7.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 - £20.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 - £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 - £128.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +24.13%
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
550 397 424
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 18.03% 12.41% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 231 249
Median daily rate £360 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £500 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 29 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +13 21 £450 +21.62% 4
Wiltshire +7 21 £350 - 2
Somerset - 8 £300 - 4
Dorset +1 6 £384 -6.96% 6
Gloucestershire -20 6 £290 -30.95% 5
Devon +8 3 £325 +5.69%
Cornwall - 2 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 60 (48.00%) Linux
2 55 (44.00%) Windows
3 52 (41.60%) Active Directory
4 41 (32.80%) Security Cleared
5 39 (31.20%) Firewall
6 33 (26.40%) Red Hat
6 33 (26.40%) WAN
7 32 (25.60%) ITIL
7 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
7 32 (25.60%) DNS
8 31 (24.80%) LAN
9 28 (22.40%) VPN
9 28 (22.40%) Cisco
9 28 (22.40%) VMware
9 28 (22.40%) Puppet
10 27 (21.60%) SC Cleared
10 27 (21.60%) Windows Server
11 24 (19.20%) Perl
11 24 (19.20%) Oracle
12 23 (18.40%) Samba
12 23 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
13 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (17.60%) Data Centre
14 21 (16.80%) Unix
14 21 (16.80%) DHCP
15 20 (16.00%) Apache
15 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
16 19 (15.20%) Solaris
16 19 (15.20%) SQL

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 20 (16.00%) Apache
2 17 (13.60%) Tomcat
3 12 (9.60%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.00%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.60%) MQSeries
6 6 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.80%) IIS
7 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.60%) CMS
8 2 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.60%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.60%) nginx
9 1 (0.80%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.80%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (13.60%) MS Office
2 5 (4.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.80%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.40%) Office 365
3 1 (0.80%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 39 (31.20%) Firewall
2 33 (26.40%) WAN
3 32 (25.60%) DNS
4 31 (24.80%) LAN
5 28 (22.40%) VPN
6 21 (16.80%) DHCP
7 18 (14.40%) Network Security
8 15 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (9.60%) VLAN
10 11 (8.80%) HTTP
10 11 (8.80%) VoIP
11 10 (8.00%) HTTPS
11 10 (8.00%) Internet
12 9 (7.20%) BGP
13 8 (6.40%) FTP
13 8 (6.40%) NAS
13 8 (6.40%) PABX
14 7 (5.60%) OpenScape
14 7 (5.60%) SAN
14 7 (5.60%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.80%) MySQL
2 12 (9.60%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.80%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.80%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.80%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (12.80%) JIRA
2 6 (4.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (3.20%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.20%) Travis CI
4 3 (2.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (2.40%) Maven
4 3 (2.40%) Subversion
4 3 (2.40%) WiX
5 1 (0.80%) CppUnit
5 1 (0.80%) MSTest
5 1 (0.80%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.80%) Visual Studio
General
1 17 (13.60%) Finance
2 5 (4.00%) Marketing
2 5 (4.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.40%) Advertising
3 3 (2.40%) Automotive
4 2 (1.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.60%) Law
5 1 (0.80%) Back Office
5 1 (0.80%) Legal
5 1 (0.80%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.80%) Military
5 1 (0.80%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (19.20%) Analyst
2 16 (12.80%) Linux Engineer
3 15 (12.00%) Support Engineer
4 10 (8.00%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 8 (6.40%) Designer
5 8 (6.40%) Developer
5 8 (6.40%) Network Analyst
5 8 (6.40%) Network Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.60%) Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.60%) Linux Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Senior Designer
6 7 (5.60%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (5.60%) Voice Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.80%) Firewall Engineer
7 6 (4.80%) IT Support
7 6 (4.80%) Voice Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (12.80%) LAMP
2 8 (6.40%) J2EE
3 5 (4.00%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.20%) .NET
4 4 (3.20%) OCX
5 3 (2.40%) .NET Framework
5 3 (2.40%) HTML
5 3 (2.40%) XML
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET
6 2 (1.60%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (1.60%) Classic ASP
6 2 (1.60%) CSS
6 2 (1.60%) jQuery
6 2 (1.60%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (1.60%) RESTful
6 2 (1.60%) Web Services
6 2 (1.60%) WPF
6 2 (1.60%) XSLT
7 1 (0.80%) Middleware
7 1 (0.80%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 22 (17.60%) Data Centre
2 16 (12.80%) Wiki
3 12 (9.60%) Clustering
4 9 (7.20%) Handset
5 8 (6.40%) IVR
6 7 (5.60%) Client/Server
6 7 (5.60%) Fat Client
6 7 (5.60%) Thin Client
7 6 (4.80%) iPad
8 5 (4.00%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.00%) Driving Licence
9 4 (3.20%) Replication
10 3 (2.40%) Management Information System
10 3 (2.40%) Mobile App
11 2 (1.60%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.80%) ASIC
12 1 (0.80%) CESG
12 1 (0.80%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.80%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 1 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 60 (48.00%) Linux
2 55 (44.00%) Windows
3 27 (21.60%) Windows Server
4 22 (17.60%) Windows 7
4 22 (17.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (16.80%) Unix
6 19 (15.20%) Solaris
7 18 (14.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (13.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (12.80%) CentOS
10 11 (8.80%) Windows 8
11 9 (7.20%) Windows 10
12 8 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.40%) Windows XP
14 2 (1.60%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.80%) Amazon Linux
15 1 (0.80%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.80%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.80%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.60%) ITIL
2 20 (16.00%) Configuration Management
3 10 (8.00%) SIEM
4 9 (7.20%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (6.40%) Migration
5 8 (6.40%) Service Delivery
5 8 (6.40%) Software Engineering
6 7 (5.60%) DevOps
6 7 (5.60%) Load Balancing
7 6 (4.80%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (4.80%) Change Control
7 6 (4.80%) Coaching
7 6 (4.80%) Performance Monitoring
8 5 (4.00%) Information Security
8 5 (4.00%) Multithreading
8 5 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.00%) Project Management
8 5 (4.00%) Scrum
8 5 (4.00%) Security Hardening
9 4 (3.20%) UML
Programming Languages
1 24 (19.20%) Perl
2 19 (15.20%) SQL
3 15 (12.00%) Java
4 11 (8.80%) C++
5 10 (8.00%) C
6 9 (7.20%) PowerShell
7 8 (6.40%) Python
7 8 (6.40%) Shell Script
8 6 (4.80%) C#
8 6 (4.80%) VBScript
9 3 (2.40%) PHP
9 3 (2.40%) VC++
10 2 (1.60%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.60%) MATLAB
10 2 (1.60%) VBA
11 1 (0.80%) Assembly Language
11 1 (0.80%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.80%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.80%) Korn
11 1 (0.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (32.80%) Security Cleared
2 27 (21.60%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.80%) RHCE
4 11 (8.80%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.80%) Degree
5 9 (7.20%) DV Cleared
6 7 (5.60%) CCNA
6 7 (5.60%) CCNP
7 6 (4.80%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.40%) A+ Certification
8 3 (2.40%) CCIE
8 3 (2.40%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (2.40%) CISSP
8 3 (2.40%) GCIA
8 3 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.40%) MCDST
8 3 (2.40%) MCSA
8 3 (2.40%) SANS
9 2 (1.60%) CREST Certified
9 2 (1.60%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.40%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.40%) SLA
2 2 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (41.60%) Active Directory
2 23 (18.40%) Samba
2 23 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.40%) VMware ESX
4 8 (6.40%) XenApp
5 7 (5.60%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (5.60%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.20%) Snort
7 3 (2.40%) Docker
7 3 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.60%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.60%) vSphere
9 1 (0.80%) Firmware
9 1 (0.80%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.80%) vCloud
9 1 (0.80%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (22.40%) Puppet
2 9 (7.20%) Nagios
3 8 (6.40%) SCCM
4 7 (5.60%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (4.80%) RSA enVision
6 5 (4.00%) Ansible
7 3 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (2.40%) WSUS
8 2 (1.60%) Nessus
8 2 (1.60%) SCOM
9 1 (0.80%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.80%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.80%) Icinga
9 1 (0.80%) logstash
9 1 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.80%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.80%) Nmap
9 1 (0.80%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.80%) Veritas Storage Foundation
9 1 (0.80%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Red Hat
2 32 (25.60%) Microsoft
3 28 (22.40%) Cisco
3 28 (22.40%) VMware
4 24 (19.20%) Oracle
5 16 (12.80%) CheckPoint
6 11 (8.80%) Intel Security
7 10 (8.00%) Citrix
8 9 (7.20%) F5
9 7 (5.60%) NetApp
9 7 (5.60%) Sun
10 6 (4.80%) ArcSight
10 6 (4.80%) Dell
10 6 (4.80%) LogRhythm
10 6 (4.80%) Splunk
11 5 (4.00%) Wyse
12 4 (3.20%) BT
13 3 (2.40%) Palo Alto
13 3 (2.40%) SonicWALL
13 3 (2.40%) Veritas