The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 98 78 81
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 46 46 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 1.39% 1.98% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.52% 14.33% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 11
Average daily rate £350 £294 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.14% -9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £172 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £453 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 15
Average hourly rate £14.25 £21.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.14% -23.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.58 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 £33.75 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
TCP/IP
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Dorset +9 16 £415 +38.33% 4
Gloucestershire +6 14 £350 -22.22% 2
Wiltshire -13 8 £330 -5.71% 3
Somerset -13 6 £245 +40.00% 1
Bristol -30 1 £325 +13.04% 8
Devon - 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) DNS
3 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
4 21 (31.82%) VMware
5 18 (27.27%) Firewall
6 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
7 16 (24.24%) DHCP
7 16 (24.24%) UNIX
8 15 (22.73%) ITIL
8 15 (22.73%) Linux
8 15 (22.73%) SAN
8 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (18.18%) NAS
9 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
9 12 (18.18%) NFS
10 11 (16.67%) Cisco
10 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
10 11 (16.67%) LAN
10 11 (16.67%) MS Office
10 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
10 11 (16.67%) CheckPoint
10 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (15.15%) Red Hat
11 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
11 10 (15.15%) Oracle
11 10 (15.15%) WAN
11 10 (15.15%) VPN
11 10 (15.15%) Citrix
12 9 (13.64%) PowerShell

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2003
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (9.09%) IIS
4 6 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.03%) Apache
6 2 (3.03%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.03%) Lync
7 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
7 1 (1.52%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (1.52%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (16.67%) MS Office
1 11 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.03%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.52%) Office 365
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (39.39%) DNS
2 18 (27.27%) Firewall
3 16 (24.24%) DHCP
4 15 (22.73%) SAN
5 12 (18.18%) NAS
6 11 (16.67%) LAN
7 10 (15.15%) WAN
7 10 (15.15%) VPN
8 7 (10.61%) iSCSI
8 7 (10.61%) Wireless
9 6 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 6 (9.09%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (7.58%) Network Security
10 5 (7.58%) IPsec
11 4 (6.06%) FTP
11 4 (6.06%) VoIP
11 4 (6.06%) IPv4
11 4 (6.06%) MPLS
11 4 (6.06%) BGP
11 4 (6.06%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle Database
3 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (15.15%) Telecoms
2 9 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.03%) Avionics
4 1 (1.52%) Back Office
4 1 (1.52%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 12 (18.18%) Administrator
2 11 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (13.64%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.12%) Linux Administrator
5 7 (10.61%) Consultant
6 6 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (9.09%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.09%) UNIX Administrator
6 6 (9.09%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) Support Engineer
8 4 (6.06%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.06%) Desktop Support
8 4 (6.06%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 4 (6.06%) Voice Support Technician
9 3 (4.55%) Storage Administrator
9 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.03%) Support Specialist
10 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) .NET
2 4 (6.06%) Application Packaging
3 2 (3.03%) Web Services
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.52%) LINQ
4 1 (1.52%) WCF
4 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
4 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Fat Client
1 5 (7.58%) Thin Client
2 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
2 4 (6.06%) IVR
2 4 (6.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.06%) Handset
3 3 (4.55%) iPad
4 2 (3.03%) PDA
4 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.03%) CLARiiON
4 2 (3.03%) Celerra
5 1 (1.52%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.52%) CESG
5 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.52%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 16 (24.24%) UNIX
3 15 (22.73%) Linux
4 11 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (10.61%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (9.09%) Solaris
7 6 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 4 (6.06%) HPUX
9 1 (1.52%) CentOS
9 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.52%) VxWorks
9 1 (1.52%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (22.73%) ITIL
2 5 (7.58%) ITSM
3 4 (6.06%) UML
3 4 (6.06%) Service Management
3 4 (6.06%) Supplier Management
3 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
4 3 (4.55%) Network Management
4 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
4 3 (4.55%) Capacity Management
4 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
4 3 (4.55%) Migration
4 3 (4.55%) Incident Management
4 3 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.03%) Data Security
5 2 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 2 (3.03%) Software Engineering
5 2 (3.03%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 7 (10.61%) Perl
3 6 (9.09%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.06%) Korn
4 4 (6.06%) Bourne shell
5 3 (4.55%) Python
5 3 (4.55%) C
6 2 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (1.52%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.52%) VB6
7 1 (1.52%) Ruby
7 1 (1.52%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.52%) Java
7 1 (1.52%) C#
7 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
2 6 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) Degree
3 5 (7.58%) CCNA
4 4 (6.06%) CCNP
4 4 (6.06%) NCDA
5 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (4.55%) Check Point Certification
5 3 (4.55%) MCSE
6 2 (3.03%) MCSA
7 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.52%) RHCE
7 1 (1.52%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) DO-178B
2 1 (1.52%) GPG13
2 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 15 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) NFS
4 6 (9.09%) vSphere
5 3 (4.55%) XenApp
5 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (3.03%) Squid
6 2 (3.03%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.03%) vCloud
7 1 (1.52%) qmail
7 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.52%) Snort
7 1 (1.52%) Xen
7 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) SCCM
2 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.52%) WSUS
3 1 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 21 (31.82%) VMware
2 17 (25.76%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.67%) Cisco
3 11 (16.67%) CheckPoint
4 10 (15.15%) Red Hat
4 10 (15.15%) Oracle
4 10 (15.15%) Citrix
5 7 (10.61%) AppSense
6 6 (9.09%) NetApp
7 5 (7.58%) Juniper
8 4 (6.06%) Dell
8 4 (6.06%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.55%) Apple
9 3 (4.55%) HP
10 2 (3.03%) EMC
10 2 (3.03%) Sun
10 2 (3.03%) BT
10 2 (3.03%) Avaya
10 2 (3.03%) Siemens
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