The table below looks at the statistics for ICMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 587 637 647
Rank change year-on-year
+50 +10
Contract jobs citing ICMP 27 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.022% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.15% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 0
Median daily rate £362 £370 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £352 -
% change year-on-year
+2.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7452 7952 8182
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.46% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4505 4665 4659
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £533 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 465 438
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.56 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.11% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.31 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing ICMP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

ICMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

ICMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing ICMP within the UK.

ICMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

ICMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 2016.

ICMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

ICMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICMP within the UK.

ICMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

ICMP
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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
England +30 24 £362 -2.09% 3
South East +21 15 £362 +2.84% 1
Berkshire - 10 £475 - 1
London +14 8 £350 -9.67%
Reading - 5 £475 - 1
Hampshire +18 4 £362 -9.72%
Slough - 4 - -
City of London - 3 £285 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Camberley - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing ICMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ICMP.

1 47 (81.03%) TCP/IP
2 38 (65.52%) DNS
3 33 (56.90%) Cisco
4 30 (51.72%) Linux
5 29 (50.00%) Load Balancing
6 28 (48.28%) SNMP
7 24 (41.38%) VPN
7 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
8 23 (39.66%) Python
8 23 (39.66%) MPLS
8 23 (39.66%) Firewall
9 22 (37.93%) CCNP
10 20 (34.48%) Ansible
11 19 (32.76%) Ruby
11 19 (32.76%) Java
12 18 (31.03%) IPsec
12 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
12 18 (31.03%) Go
12 18 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (31.03%) F5
13 17 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
13 17 (29.31%) LAN
13 17 (29.31%) Ethernet
14 16 (27.59%) E-Commerce
14 16 (27.59%) Public Cloud
15 15 (25.86%) 802.1X
15 15 (25.86%) Network Management
15 15 (25.86%) SSL
16 14 (24.14%) ADSL
16 14 (24.14%) WAN

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills 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 12 (20.69%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (15.52%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.90%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (81.03%) TCP/IP
2 38 (65.52%) DNS
3 28 (48.28%) SNMP
4 24 (41.38%) VPN
5 23 (39.66%) Firewall
5 23 (39.66%) MPLS
6 18 (31.03%) IPsec
7 17 (29.31%) Cisco Nexus
7 17 (29.31%) Ethernet
7 17 (29.31%) LAN
8 15 (25.86%) SSL
9 14 (24.14%) ADSL
9 14 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
9 14 (24.14%) WAN
10 13 (22.41%) DHCP
10 13 (22.41%) HSRP
10 13 (22.41%) OSPF
11 12 (20.69%) HTTP
11 12 (20.69%) SSH
12 11 (18.97%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) MySQL
1 10 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (17.24%) Redis
2 6 (10.34%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (8.62%) Oracle Database
4 3 (5.17%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) GoCD
2 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 9 (15.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.34%) Retail
3 5 (8.62%) Billing
3 5 (8.62%) Legal
4 3 (5.17%) Banking
4 3 (5.17%) Military
5 2 (3.45%) Electronics
5 2 (3.45%) Finance
6 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Developer
2 13 (22.41%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Cisco Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Architect
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Network Support
4 5 (8.62%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (8.62%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) DBA
5 4 (6.90%) Network Support Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Oracle DBA
5 4 (6.90%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (5.17%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Operations Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.86%) 802.1X
2 7 (12.07%) Middleware
3 4 (6.90%) LAMP
4 3 (5.17%) COM
5 1 (1.72%) CGI
5 1 (1.72%) Embperl
5 1 (1.72%) FastCGI
5 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Public Cloud
2 14 (24.14%) Data Centre
3 10 (17.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (12.07%) Cryptography
4 7 (12.07%) IPTV
4 7 (12.07%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (12.07%) Video on Demand
5 6 (10.34%) Driving Licence
6 5 (8.62%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (8.62%) STB
7 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.72%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Linux
2 13 (22.41%) Unix
3 10 (17.24%) Windows
4 5 (8.62%) Android
5 3 (5.17%) CentOS
5 3 (5.17%) Debian
5 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (5.17%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.45%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 16 (27.59%) E-Commerce
3 15 (25.86%) Network Management
4 14 (24.14%) DevOps
5 12 (20.69%) Build Automation
5 12 (20.69%) Incident Management
6 11 (18.97%) ITIL
6 11 (18.97%) Mentoring
6 11 (18.97%) Software Delivery
7 9 (15.52%) Configuration Management
7 9 (15.52%) Information Security
7 9 (15.52%) Network Architecture
7 9 (15.52%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (13.79%) Problem Management
8 8 (13.79%) Project Management
9 7 (12.07%) Capacity Management
9 7 (12.07%) Change Management
9 7 (12.07%) Computer Security
9 7 (12.07%) Security Patching
10 5 (8.62%) Infrastructure Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (39.66%) Python
2 19 (32.76%) Java
2 19 (32.76%) Ruby
3 18 (31.03%) Go
4 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
4 3 (5.17%) C
4 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.17%) SQL
5 1 (1.72%) C++
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (41.38%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (37.93%) CCNP
3 13 (22.41%) CCNA
4 6 (10.34%) CCIE
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) Security Cleared
5 5 (8.62%) CCDP
5 5 (8.62%) CCIP
5 5 (8.62%) JNCIA
6 3 (5.17%) GCIH
6 3 (5.17%) GIAC
7 2 (3.45%) CCSA
7 2 (3.45%) CCSE
7 2 (3.45%) CISSP
7 2 (3.45%) CLAS
7 2 (3.45%) Degree
8 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) PCI DSS
2 6 (10.34%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.17%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (5.17%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (34.48%) Ansible
2 18 (31.03%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (24.14%) Terraform
4 10 (17.24%) Consul
5 7 (12.07%) Nagios
6 3 (5.17%) Nessus
6 3 (5.17%) Puppet
6 3 (5.17%) SELinux
6 3 (5.17%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.72%) Packer
Vendors
1 33 (56.90%) Cisco
2 18 (31.03%) F5
3 11 (18.97%) VMware
4 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
5 7 (12.07%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.07%) Juniper
6 6 (10.34%) Huawei
6 6 (10.34%) Oracle
7 5 (8.62%) Cyberoam
8 4 (6.90%) Ericsson
9 3 (5.17%) BT
9 3 (5.17%) HP
9 3 (5.17%) Mercator
10 2 (3.45%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.45%) Meraki
10 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.72%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.72%) Splunk
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