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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 630 652 -
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 31 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.017% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.36% 0.12% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 5 0
Median daily rate £510 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.00% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £500 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 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 7 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 24 August 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 +24 28 £510 +2.00% 5
London - 25 £510 - 4
City of London - 5 £402 - 2
Coventry - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
North West - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 31 (81.58%) TCP/IP
2 28 (73.68%) VPN
3 27 (71.05%) Load Balancing
4 26 (68.42%) DNS
4 26 (68.42%) Linux
5 23 (60.53%) Python
6 22 (57.89%) Ruby
6 22 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
7 20 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (47.37%) DevOps
8 18 (47.37%) E-Commerce
9 17 (44.74%) Build Automation
10 16 (42.11%) Software Delivery
10 16 (42.11%) Terraform
10 16 (42.11%) GoCD
11 15 (39.47%) Go
11 15 (39.47%) Elasticsearch
11 15 (39.47%) Cisco
11 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
12 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
12 14 (36.84%) Public Cloud
13 13 (34.21%) Ansible
14 12 (31.58%) LAN
14 12 (31.58%) Java
15 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (28.95%) SNMP
16 10 (26.32%) CCNP
16 10 (26.32%) Firewall
16 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
17 9 (23.68%) F5

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 15 (39.47%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 22 (57.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (81.58%) TCP/IP
2 28 (73.68%) VPN
3 26 (68.42%) DNS
4 12 (31.58%) LAN
5 11 (28.95%) SNMP
6 10 (26.32%) Firewall
7 8 (21.05%) WAN
8 7 (18.42%) MPLS
9 6 (15.79%) Ethernet
9 6 (15.79%) SSL
9 6 (15.79%) VoIP
10 5 (13.16%) ADSL
10 5 (13.16%) DHCP
10 5 (13.16%) IPsec
10 5 (13.16%) SSH
11 4 (10.53%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (10.53%) HSRP
11 4 (10.53%) LTE
11 4 (10.53%) Network Security
11 4 (10.53%) X.25
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) MySQL
1 7 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (18.42%) Redis
2 4 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (7.89%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (42.11%) GoCD
2 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
3 7 (18.42%) Vagrant
4 1 (2.63%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 7 (18.42%) Retail
2 4 (10.53%) Military
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (23.68%) Developer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (7.89%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (7.89%) VoIP Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 2 (5.26%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) IP Design Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Network Support
6 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) WebSphere Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Radio Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) Web Services
2 5 (13.16%) 802.1X
3 4 (10.53%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) CGI
4 1 (2.63%) Embperl
4 1 (2.63%) FastCGI
4 1 (2.63%) REST
4 1 (2.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) Public Cloud
2 5 (13.16%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Cryptography
4 2 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.63%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.63%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.63%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 26 (68.42%) Linux
2 4 (10.53%) Unix
2 4 (10.53%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (71.05%) Load Balancing
2 18 (47.37%) DevOps
2 18 (47.37%) E-Commerce
3 17 (44.74%) Build Automation
4 16 (42.11%) Software Delivery
5 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
6 10 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.68%) Network Management
7 9 (23.68%) Open Source
8 8 (21.05%) Mentoring
9 5 (13.16%) ITIL
10 4 (10.53%) Change Management
11 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
12 2 (5.26%) Capacity Management
12 2 (5.26%) Computer Security
12 2 (5.26%) Continuous Delivery
12 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
12 2 (5.26%) Information Security
12 2 (5.26%) Network Design
12 2 (5.26%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Python
2 22 (57.89%) Ruby
3 15 (39.47%) Go
4 12 (31.58%) Java
5 2 (5.26%) C
6 1 (2.63%) C++
6 1 (2.63%) Perl
6 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (26.32%) CCNP
3 4 (10.53%) CCDP
3 4 (10.53%) CCIE
3 4 (10.53%) CCNA
4 1 (2.63%) CCENT
4 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.63%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 20 (52.63%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (42.11%) Terraform
3 13 (34.21%) Ansible
4 7 (18.42%) Consul
4 7 (18.42%) Packer
5 3 (7.89%) Puppet
6 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
6 1 (2.63%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (2.63%) WMI
Vendors
1 15 (39.47%) Cisco
2 9 (23.68%) F5
3 7 (18.42%) Splunk
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
5 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) Cyberoam
6 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.63%) Juniper
6 1 (2.63%) Progress
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