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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 97 94 87
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 48 29 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.46% 1.23% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.06% 9.27% 10.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 4 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.81% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £213 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £497 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 5
Average hourly rate £26.50 £23.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.57% -36.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £15.68 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+27.59% -19.61%
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
477 313 374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.49% 13.25% 13.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 156 190
Average daily rate £338 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 34 38
Average hourly rate £23.50 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.50% -42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.50 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £34.50 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
Bristol -3 14 £350 - 4
Somerset -6 9 £250 +11.11% 5
Wiltshire -8 9 £428 +106.02% 7
Gloucestershire -12 8 £495 +52.30% 10
Dorset -7 2 £375 +4.16% 4
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - - 4
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 62 (46.27%) Windows
2 52 (38.81%) Firewall
3 51 (38.06%) LAN
3 51 (38.06%) WAN
4 40 (29.85%) DNS
5 35 (26.12%) Microsoft
6 33 (24.63%) Security Cleared
7 30 (22.39%) Cisco
7 30 (22.39%) Linux
8 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
8 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
9 25 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
10 24 (17.91%) DHCP
10 24 (17.91%) Network Management
11 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
11 23 (17.16%) Finance
12 21 (15.67%) VPN
12 21 (15.67%) Internet
12 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (14.93%) MPLS
13 20 (14.93%) CCNP
13 20 (14.93%) Citrix
13 20 (14.93%) SNMP
14 18 (13.43%) ITIL
15 17 (12.69%) HP
15 17 (12.69%) CCIE
15 17 (12.69%) OSPF
15 17 (12.69%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (11.94%) Telnet
16 16 (11.94%) C++

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (7.46%) MS Exchange
2 9 (6.72%) IIS
2 9 (6.72%) Apache
3 7 (5.22%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (2.24%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.24%) Lync
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (2.24%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.75%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (10.45%) MS Excel
2 11 (8.21%) MS Office
3 1 (0.75%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (3.73%) BASE24
2 3 (2.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.75%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.72%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.49%) Office 365
3 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (38.81%) Firewall
2 51 (38.06%) LAN
2 51 (38.06%) WAN
3 40 (29.85%) DNS
4 24 (17.91%) DHCP
5 21 (15.67%) VPN
5 21 (15.67%) Internet
6 20 (14.93%) MPLS
6 20 (14.93%) SNMP
7 17 (12.69%) OSPF
7 17 (12.69%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (11.94%) Telnet
8 16 (11.94%) FTP
9 14 (10.45%) Network Security
10 7 (5.22%) Wireless
11 6 (4.48%) VoIP
12 5 (3.73%) Ethernet
13 4 (2.99%) Wireshark
13 4 (2.99%) HTTP
13 4 (2.99%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.73%) NonStop SQL
3 2 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (0.75%) InterSystems Cache
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (2.24%) Subversion
2 3 (2.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.24%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.24%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.75%) Rational DOORS
General
1 23 (17.16%) Telecoms
1 23 (17.16%) Finance
2 4 (2.99%) Electronics
3 3 (2.24%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.24%) Marketing
4 2 (1.49%) Aerospace
4 2 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (0.75%) Banking
5 1 (0.75%) Retail
5 1 (0.75%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 23 (17.16%) Support Engineer
2 16 (11.94%) Network Engineer
3 12 (8.96%) Developer
3 12 (8.96%) Consultant
4 10 (7.46%) C++ Developer
5 9 (6.72%) Network Support
5 9 (6.72%) Analyst
6 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (5.97%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (5.22%) Administrator
7 7 (5.22%) Server Engineer
8 6 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) Deployment Engineer
9 5 (3.73%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (3.73%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (2.99%) Architect
10 4 (2.99%) Network Consultant
10 4 (2.99%) Support Analyst
10 4 (2.99%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.97%) Web Services
2 6 (4.48%) OpenMP
3 3 (2.24%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 3 (2.24%) STL
4 2 (1.49%) .NET
4 2 (1.49%) HTML
4 2 (1.49%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) JNI
5 1 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.75%) CSS
5 1 (0.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
2 9 (6.72%) iPad
3 7 (5.22%) Client/Server
4 6 (4.48%) Algorithms
4 6 (4.48%) Blackberry
4 6 (4.48%) NHS
5 5 (3.73%) Tandem
5 5 (3.73%) Clustering
5 5 (3.73%) DTV
6 4 (2.99%) Handset
7 3 (2.24%) PDA
7 3 (2.24%) Mobile App
7 3 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (2.24%) iPhone
7 3 (2.24%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.49%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.49%) Video on Demand
8 2 (1.49%) MPEG
8 2 (1.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 62 (46.27%) Windows
2 30 (22.39%) Linux
3 21 (15.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (11.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (8.96%) Windows 7
7 11 (8.21%) UNIX
8 9 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.22%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.22%) CentOS
10 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.24%) Fedora
11 3 (2.24%) Solaris
11 3 (2.24%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.49%) Android
13 1 (0.75%) Debian
13 1 (0.75%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.75%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (17.91%) Network Management
2 18 (13.43%) ITIL
3 14 (10.45%) Performance Management
4 12 (8.96%) OO
5 10 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 9 (6.72%) Requirements Analysis
6 9 (6.72%) Network Design
6 9 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (6.72%) Network Performance Management
7 8 (5.97%) Configuration Management
7 8 (5.97%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.22%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (5.22%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (5.22%) Multithreading
9 6 (4.48%) Problem Management
9 6 (4.48%) Parallel Programming
9 6 (4.48%) Signal Processing
9 6 (4.48%) UML
10 5 (3.73%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.73%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (11.94%) C++
2 13 (9.70%) Perl
3 12 (8.96%) Java
4 10 (7.46%) Python
4 10 (7.46%) Ruby
5 8 (5.97%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.22%) MATLAB
7 6 (4.48%) C
7 6 (4.48%) Shell Script
8 5 (3.73%) SQL
9 4 (2.99%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) Korn
10 1 (0.75%) Embedded C++
10 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.75%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.75%) Erlang
Qualifications
1 33 (24.63%) Security Cleared
2 26 (19.40%) SC Cleared
3 25 (18.66%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (14.93%) CCNP
5 17 (12.69%) CCIE
6 15 (11.19%) CISSP
7 13 (9.70%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (5.22%) Degree
9 6 (4.48%) MCP
10 5 (3.73%) CCNA
10 5 (3.73%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.24%) MCSE
11 3 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.49%) JNCIP
13 1 (0.75%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.75%) CCSE
13 1 (0.75%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.75%) MCDST
13 1 (0.75%) MCITP
13 1 (0.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.48%) QA
1 6 (4.48%) DO-178B
1 6 (4.48%) SLA
2 4 (2.99%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (19.40%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.97%) Terminal Services
4 7 (5.22%) MetaFrame
5 6 (4.48%) XenApp
5 6 (4.48%) vSphere
6 5 (3.73%) NFS
7 4 (2.99%) Novell eDirectory
7 4 (2.99%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.24%) Squid
8 3 (2.24%) Terminal Server
8 3 (2.24%) qmail
9 1 (0.75%) Firmware
9 1 (0.75%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.75%) UAG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.73%) OpenView
2 4 (2.99%) SCCM
3 3 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (2.24%) Puppet
3 3 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.24%) WSUS
4 2 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (26.12%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.39%) Cisco
3 20 (14.93%) Citrix
4 17 (12.69%) HP
5 15 (11.19%) VMware
6 10 (7.46%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.22%) Apple
7 7 (5.22%) Infoblox
8 6 (4.48%) McAfee
8 6 (4.48%) Intel
9 5 (3.73%) Avaya
9 5 (3.73%) Juniper
9 5 (3.73%) Dell
10 4 (2.99%) NetApp
10 4 (2.99%) Novell
10 4 (2.99%) AppSense
11 3 (2.24%) SAP
11 3 (2.24%) F5
11 3 (2.24%) SonicWALL
12 2 (1.49%) WatchGuard
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