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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
Rank 570 612 620
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +8
Contract jobs citing ICMP 31 24 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.047% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.32% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 16 1
Median daily rate £500 £340 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.05% +94.28%
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £340 £175
% change year-on-year
+47.05% +94.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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
6809 7405 7775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.47% 14.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 4357 4246
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 322 447
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.19 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 February 2017.

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 15 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 February 2017. 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 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 +15 27 £500 +47.05% 1
South East +19 20 £500 +47.05% 1
Berkshire +29 19 £550 -
Reading - 16 £550 -
London +22 6 £500 +53.84%
Slough +7 3 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
West Midlands +9 1 £325 -28.57%
Scotland - 1 £250 -
City of London - 1 - -
West Lothian - 1 £250 -
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
Livingston - 1 £250 -
Camberley - 1 £500 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 40 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 36 (65.45%) SNMP
3 34 (61.82%) Cisco
4 31 (56.36%) MPLS
5 29 (52.73%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (52.73%) HTTP
6 26 (47.27%) Unix
6 26 (47.27%) Firewall
7 25 (45.45%) DNS
8 24 (43.64%) Linux
9 23 (41.82%) OSPF
10 21 (38.18%) CCNP
10 21 (38.18%) SSH
11 20 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 19 (34.55%) BGP
12 19 (34.55%) Ethernet
13 18 (32.73%) IPsec
13 18 (32.73%) SC Cleared
13 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
14 17 (30.91%) VLAN
14 17 (30.91%) CCNA
15 16 (29.09%) Java
15 16 (29.09%) Ansible
16 15 (27.27%) SELinux
16 15 (27.27%) 802.1X
16 15 (27.27%) Ubuntu
16 15 (27.27%) CentOS
16 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
16 15 (27.27%) Hadoop

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 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Visio
3 3 (5.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 36 (65.45%) SNMP
3 31 (56.36%) MPLS
4 29 (52.73%) HTTP
5 26 (47.27%) Firewall
6 25 (45.45%) DNS
7 23 (41.82%) OSPF
8 21 (38.18%) SSH
9 20 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (34.55%) BGP
10 19 (34.55%) Ethernet
11 18 (32.73%) IPsec
12 17 (30.91%) VLAN
13 14 (25.45%) ADSL
13 14 (25.45%) Cisco ASA
13 14 (25.45%) HSRP
13 14 (25.45%) WAN
14 13 (23.64%) LAN
14 13 (23.64%) SSL
15 12 (21.82%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (27.27%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 15 (27.27%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (27.27%) Telecoms
2 7 (12.73%) Billing
3 6 (10.91%) Legal
4 4 (7.27%) Finance
4 4 (7.27%) Military
5 2 (3.64%) Banking
5 2 (3.64%) Electronics
5 2 (3.64%) Retail
6 1 (1.82%) Back Office
6 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Network Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Java Developer
3 9 (16.36%) JavaScript Developer
3 9 (16.36%) Python Developer
4 8 (14.55%) Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) DevOps Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) Java Consultant
4 8 (14.55%) Java Engineer
4 8 (14.55%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (10.91%) Network Support
6 6 (10.91%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Support Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) Security Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (7.27%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (27.27%) 802.1X
2 10 (18.18%) Middleware
3 3 (5.45%) CGI
3 3 (5.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.82%) Data Centre
1 12 (21.82%) Linux Command Line
2 10 (18.18%) IPTV
2 10 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 10 (18.18%) Over-the-Top Content
2 10 (18.18%) Video on Demand
3 8 (14.55%) STB
4 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.91%) Driving Licence
5 4 (7.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (47.27%) Unix
2 24 (43.64%) Linux
3 15 (27.27%) CentOS
3 15 (27.27%) Debian
3 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (27.27%) Ubuntu
4 9 (16.36%) Windows
5 6 (10.91%) Android
6 2 (3.64%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.82%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Network Management
2 12 (21.82%) DevOps
2 12 (21.82%) Incident Management
2 12 (21.82%) Network Architecture
2 12 (21.82%) Prototyping
3 11 (20.00%) ITIL
4 10 (18.18%) Load Balancing
5 9 (16.36%) Network Monitoring
6 8 (14.55%) Information Security
6 8 (14.55%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 7 (12.73%) Change Management
7 7 (12.73%) Open Source
7 7 (12.73%) Problem Management
7 7 (12.73%) Project Management
8 6 (10.91%) Capacity Management
8 6 (10.91%) Computer Security
8 6 (10.91%) Cryptography
8 6 (10.91%) Network Design
8 6 (10.91%) Open Source Development
8 6 (10.91%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.09%) Java
2 15 (27.27%) Bash Shell
2 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 15 (27.27%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 2 (3.64%) C
5 1 (1.82%) C#
5 1 (1.82%) C++
Qualifications
1 29 (52.73%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (38.18%) CCNP
3 18 (32.73%) SC Cleared
3 18 (32.73%) Security Cleared
4 17 (30.91%) CCNA
5 9 (16.36%) CCIP
6 8 (14.55%) JNCIA
7 7 (12.73%) CCIE
8 4 (7.27%) JNCIE
9 3 (5.45%) GCIH
9 3 (5.45%) GIAC
10 2 (3.64%) CCDP
10 2 (3.64%) CCSA
10 2 (3.64%) CCSE
10 2 (3.64%) CISSP
10 2 (3.64%) CLAS
10 2 (3.64%) Degree
11 1 (1.82%) CCENT
11 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.55%) SLA
2 7 (12.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.45%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (5.45%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (29.09%) Ansible
2 15 (27.27%) SELinux
3 10 (18.18%) Nagios
4 4 (7.27%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (5.45%) Nessus
6 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.82%) WMI
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 13 (23.64%) F5
3 12 (21.82%) Juniper
4 10 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 10 (18.18%) VMware
5 9 (16.36%) Huawei
6 5 (9.09%) Cyberoam
6 5 (9.09%) Ericsson
7 3 (5.45%) BT
7 3 (5.45%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.64%) Meraki
8 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.82%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.82%) Progress
9 1 (1.82%) ServiceNow