The table below looks at the statistics for ICMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 602 603 598
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing ICMP 24 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.004% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.026% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 1 0
Average daily rate £340 £175 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.28% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £175 -
% change year-on-year
+94.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

ICMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing ICMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England +9 19 £350 +100.00% 2
South East +27 16 £350 +100.00%
West Sussex - 5 - -
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Crawley - 4 - -
Berkshire +7 3 - -
Hampshire - 3 £352 -
Slough - 3 - -
London - 2 £325 - 1
Birmingham - 1 £455 -
Gatwick - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £455 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ICMP 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 ICMP.

1 29 (87.88%) DHCP
1 29 (87.88%) DNS
2 27 (81.82%) WAN
2 27 (81.82%) LAN
3 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
3 26 (78.79%) SSL
4 24 (72.73%) SNMP
5 23 (69.70%) IPsec
5 23 (69.70%) Ethernet
5 23 (69.70%) HSRP
6 21 (63.64%) Cisco
6 21 (63.64%) Firewall
7 20 (60.61%) X.25
7 20 (60.61%) MPLS
7 20 (60.61%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (60.61%) ITIL
7 20 (60.61%) ADSL
7 20 (60.61%) Data Centre
7 20 (60.61%) 802.1X
8 19 (57.58%) F5
8 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
9 16 (48.48%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (45.45%) Change Management
11 13 (39.39%) Management Information System
11 13 (39.39%) Information Security
11 13 (39.39%) CCNA
11 13 (39.39%) PSTN
11 13 (39.39%) ISDN
11 13 (39.39%) Network Management
11 13 (39.39%) Capacity Management

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing ICMP 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 ICMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (21.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (87.88%) DHCP
1 29 (87.88%) DNS
2 27 (81.82%) LAN
2 27 (81.82%) WAN
3 26 (78.79%) SSL
3 26 (78.79%) TCP/IP
4 24 (72.73%) SNMP
5 23 (69.70%) Ethernet
5 23 (69.70%) HSRP
5 23 (69.70%) IPsec
6 21 (63.64%) Firewall
7 20 (60.61%) ADSL
7 20 (60.61%) MPLS
7 20 (60.61%) X.25
8 13 (39.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 13 (39.39%) ISDN
8 13 (39.39%) Network Security
8 13 (39.39%) PSTN
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 10 (30.30%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (60.61%) Network Engineer
2 8 (24.24%) Senior Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Support
3 5 (15.15%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) IP Network Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Network Support
3 5 (15.15%) Network Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Security Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Security Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) Support Engineer
3 5 (15.15%) WAN Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (60.61%) 802.1X
2 6 (18.18%) REST
2 6 (18.18%) SOAP
3 3 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 20 (60.61%) Data Centre
2 13 (39.39%) Cryptography
2 13 (39.39%) Management Information System
3 8 (24.24%) Driving Licence
4 7 (21.21%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (18.18%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 3 (9.09%) Linux
1 3 (9.09%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (60.61%) ITIL
2 19 (57.58%) Load Balancing
3 16 (48.48%) Network Monitoring
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%) Network Management
5 13 (39.39%) Problem Management
5 13 (39.39%) Security Patching
6 8 (24.24%) Project Management
7 3 (9.09%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (9.09%) Network Design
8 2 (6.06%) Migration
9 1 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (60.61%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (39.39%) CCNA
3 7 (21.21%) CCIE
4 5 (15.15%) CCNP
5 4 (12.12%) CCDE
5 4 (12.12%) Degree
5 4 (12.12%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (24.24%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Nagios
2 2 (6.06%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (3.03%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (63.64%) Cisco
2 19 (57.58%) F5
3 10 (30.30%) Cyberoam
4 3 (9.09%) Juniper
4 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
5 2 (6.06%) Nokia
6 1 (3.03%) IronPort
6 1 (3.03%) VMware