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 27 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
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 641 664 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 19 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.018% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.22% 0.13% -
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 0
Median daily rate £426 £525 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.90% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £337 £525 -
% change year-on-year
-35.76% -
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
8753 7956 7528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5332 4551 3996
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 487 433
Median hourly rate £28.88 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.85% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.73 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

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 27 July 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 10 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 27 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
England -4 18 £426 -18.90% 3
London - 13 £481 - 1
City of London - 5 £402 -
Hampshire -2 2 £337 -35.76%
South East -4 2 £337 -35.76%
Coventry - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 1

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 (84.38%) TCP/IP
2 26 (81.25%) Load Balancing
3 24 (75.00%) DNS
4 19 (59.38%) LAN
5 18 (56.25%) VPN
6 17 (53.13%) WAN
7 16 (50.00%) SNMP
7 16 (50.00%) Cisco
8 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (46.88%) Firewall
9 14 (43.75%) SSL
9 14 (43.75%) DHCP
9 14 (43.75%) Linux
9 14 (43.75%) Network Management
10 13 (40.63%) MPLS
11 12 (37.50%) IPsec
11 12 (37.50%) ITIL
11 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
11 12 (37.50%) ADSL
11 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
11 12 (37.50%) DevOps
11 12 (37.50%) 802.1X
12 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
12 11 (34.38%) HSRP
12 11 (34.38%) Network Security
12 11 (34.38%) Ruby
12 11 (34.38%) ISDN
12 11 (34.38%) Python
12 11 (34.38%) PSTN
12 11 (34.38%) Change Management

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 7 (21.88%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 12 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (84.38%) TCP/IP
2 24 (75.00%) DNS
3 19 (59.38%) LAN
4 18 (56.25%) VPN
5 17 (53.13%) WAN
6 16 (50.00%) SNMP
7 15 (46.88%) Firewall
8 14 (43.75%) DHCP
8 14 (43.75%) SSL
9 13 (40.63%) MPLS
10 12 (37.50%) ADSL
10 12 (37.50%) Ethernet
10 12 (37.50%) IPsec
11 11 (34.38%) HSRP
11 11 (34.38%) ISDN
11 11 (34.38%) Network Security
11 11 (34.38%) PSTN
11 11 (34.38%) X.25
12 9 (28.13%) Intrusion Detection
13 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 7 (21.88%) GoCD
1 7 (21.88%) Jenkins
1 7 (21.88%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (15.63%) Retail
2 2 (6.25%) Military
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) DevOps Engineer
1 12 (37.50%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 3 (9.38%) Developer
3 2 (6.25%) Architect
3 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 2 (6.25%) WAN Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) IP Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) LAN Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Network Communications Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Radio Network Engineer
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Architect
4 1 (3.13%) Senior Network Architect
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (37.50%) 802.1X
2 7 (21.88%) Web Services
3 3 (9.38%) LAMP
3 3 (9.38%) REST
3 3 (9.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (34.38%) Data Centre
2 9 (28.13%) Cryptography
2 9 (28.13%) Management Information System
3 4 (12.50%) Driving Licence
3 4 (12.50%) Public Cloud
4 3 (9.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.13%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 14 (43.75%) Linux
2 4 (12.50%) Windows
3 3 (9.38%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (81.25%) Load Balancing
2 14 (43.75%) Network Management
3 12 (37.50%) DevOps
3 12 (37.50%) ITIL
4 11 (34.38%) Change Management
4 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
5 10 (31.25%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (28.13%) Build Automation
6 9 (28.13%) Capacity Management
6 9 (28.13%) Computer Security
6 9 (28.13%) E-Commerce
6 9 (28.13%) Incident Management
6 9 (28.13%) Information Security
6 9 (28.13%) Open Source
6 9 (28.13%) Problem Management
6 9 (28.13%) Security Patching
6 9 (28.13%) Software Delivery
7 4 (12.50%) Project Management
8 2 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) Python
1 11 (34.38%) Ruby
2 3 (9.38%) Go
2 3 (9.38%) Tcl
3 2 (6.25%) Java
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (46.88%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 9 (28.13%) CCNP
4 2 (6.25%) CCDP
4 2 (6.25%) CCIE
5 1 (3.13%) CCENT
5 1 (3.13%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 4 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 4 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (21.88%) Packer
2 7 (21.88%) Terraform
3 3 (9.38%) Ansible
3 3 (9.38%) Puppet
4 1 (3.13%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.13%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.13%) WMI
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) Cisco
2 8 (25.00%) F5
3 7 (21.88%) Splunk
4 4 (12.50%) VMware
5 3 (9.38%) Cyberoam
6 1 (3.13%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) Progress