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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 639 621 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 9 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.017% 0.011% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.11% 0.075% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 0
Median daily rate £339 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.68% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £383 -
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £49.19 - -

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
8530 8022 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.78% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4464 3829
Median daily rate £388 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 468 393
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.78 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 12 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 26 May 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 -7 8 £339 -28.68% 4
South East -6 4 £338 -38.63%
London -8 3 £525 +10.52% 2
Hampshire +1 2 £337 -38.68%
East of England +12 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
West Sussex - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 £340 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 £340 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 27 (81.82%) DNS
2 26 (78.79%) LAN
3 25 (75.76%) DHCP
3 25 (75.76%) WAN
4 24 (72.73%) TCP/IP
4 24 (72.73%) Load Balancing
5 22 (66.67%) SSL
6 21 (63.64%) SNMP
7 19 (57.58%) Cisco
7 19 (57.58%) Ethernet
7 19 (57.58%) IPsec
8 18 (54.55%) Firewall
8 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (54.55%) HSRP
9 17 (51.52%) Network Management
9 17 (51.52%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (51.52%) MPLS
10 16 (48.48%) VPN
10 16 (48.48%) ADSL
10 16 (48.48%) ITIL
10 16 (48.48%) 802.1X
10 16 (48.48%) F5
11 15 (45.45%) Data Centre
11 15 (45.45%) ISDN
11 15 (45.45%) PSTN
11 15 (45.45%) CCNA
11 15 (45.45%) X.25
11 15 (45.45%) Network Security
11 15 (45.45%) Change Management
12 13 (39.39%) Information Security

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:

Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (81.82%) DNS
2 26 (78.79%) LAN
3 25 (75.76%) DHCP
3 25 (75.76%) WAN
4 24 (72.73%) TCP/IP
5 22 (66.67%) SSL
6 21 (63.64%) SNMP
7 19 (57.58%) Ethernet
7 19 (57.58%) IPsec
8 18 (54.55%) Firewall
8 18 (54.55%) HSRP
9 17 (51.52%) MPLS
10 16 (48.48%) ADSL
10 16 (48.48%) VPN
11 15 (45.45%) ISDN
11 15 (45.45%) Network Security
11 15 (45.45%) PSTN
11 15 (45.45%) X.25
12 13 (39.39%) Intrusion Detection
13 10 (30.30%) Cisco ASA
General
1 8 (24.24%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Military
2 1 (3.03%) Retail
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (57.58%) Network Engineer
2 7 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 6 (18.18%) Network Support
3 6 (18.18%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Support
4 5 (15.15%) Cisco Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) IP Network Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) Security Support Engineer
4 5 (15.15%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (48.48%) 802.1X
2 7 (21.21%) REST
2 7 (21.21%) SOAP
3 3 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (45.45%) Data Centre
2 13 (39.39%) Cryptography
2 13 (39.39%) Management Information System
3 9 (27.27%) Driving Licence
4 7 (21.21%) Algorithms
5 2 (6.06%) Public Cloud
6 1 (3.03%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 5 (15.15%) Linux
2 3 (9.09%) Unix
3 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (72.73%) Load Balancing
2 17 (51.52%) Network Management
2 17 (51.52%) Network Monitoring
3 16 (48.48%) ITIL
4 15 (45.45%) Change Management
5 13 (39.39%) Capacity Management
5 13 (39.39%) Computer Security
5 13 (39.39%) Incident Management
5 13 (39.39%) Information Security
5 13 (39.39%) Problem Management
5 13 (39.39%) Security Patching
6 8 (24.24%) Project Management
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Build Automation
7 2 (6.06%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Delivery
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 2 (6.06%) Open Source
7 2 (6.06%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) Tcl
2 2 (6.06%) Go
2 2 (6.06%) Python
2 2 (6.06%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (54.55%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (45.45%) CCNA
3 7 (21.21%) CCNP
4 1 (3.03%) CCDP
4 1 (3.03%) CCENT
4 1 (3.03%) CCIE
4 1 (3.03%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.03%) JSP 440
System Software
1 8 (24.24%) Active Directory
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (6.06%) Nagios
1 2 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (3.03%) Ansible
2 1 (3.03%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.03%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (3.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 19 (57.58%) Cisco
2 16 (48.48%) F5
3 8 (24.24%) Cyberoam
4 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
6 2 (6.06%) Nokia
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) Progress
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