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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 627 630 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 16 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.020% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.14% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 0
Median daily rate £338 £500 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% -
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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 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 26 June 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 +15 15 £338 -32.50% 5
London +23 8 £525 +10.52% 1
City of London - 4 - - 1
South East +2 3 £337 -35.76%
Hampshire -3 2 £337 -35.76%
Coventry - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 - -
Luton - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 £338 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
West Sussex - 1 - -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (79.41%) DNS
2 26 (76.47%) TCP/IP
2 26 (76.47%) Load Balancing
3 21 (61.76%) LAN
4 20 (58.82%) VPN
5 19 (55.88%) WAN
6 18 (52.94%) DHCP
6 18 (52.94%) SNMP
7 17 (50.00%) Cisco
8 16 (47.06%) SSL
8 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (47.06%) Firewall
9 15 (44.12%) Ethernet
9 15 (44.12%) IPsec
9 15 (44.12%) Network Management
10 14 (41.18%) HSRP
10 14 (41.18%) MPLS
11 13 (38.24%) ITIL
11 13 (38.24%) ADSL
11 13 (38.24%) Network Monitoring
11 13 (38.24%) 802.1X
12 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
12 12 (35.29%) ISDN
12 12 (35.29%) Linux
12 12 (35.29%) PSTN
12 12 (35.29%) CCNA
12 12 (35.29%) X.25
12 12 (35.29%) Network Security
12 12 (35.29%) Change Management
13 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS

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 (20.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (5.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (29.41%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (79.41%) DNS
2 26 (76.47%) TCP/IP
3 21 (61.76%) LAN
4 20 (58.82%) VPN
5 19 (55.88%) WAN
6 18 (52.94%) DHCP
6 18 (52.94%) SNMP
7 16 (47.06%) Firewall
7 16 (47.06%) SSL
8 15 (44.12%) Ethernet
8 15 (44.12%) IPsec
9 14 (41.18%) HSRP
9 14 (41.18%) MPLS
10 13 (38.24%) ADSL
11 12 (35.29%) ISDN
11 12 (35.29%) Network Security
11 12 (35.29%) PSTN
11 12 (35.29%) X.25
12 10 (29.41%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (20.59%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 7 (20.59%) GoCD
1 7 (20.59%) Jenkins
1 7 (20.59%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) Military
2 2 (5.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Network Engineer
2 10 (29.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 4 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) IP Network Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support
4 3 (8.82%) Network Support Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) WAN Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Configuration Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Security Support Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Transmission Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Transmission Planning Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (38.24%) 802.1X
2 7 (20.59%) Web Services
3 4 (11.76%) REST
3 4 (11.76%) SOAP
4 2 (5.88%) XML
5 1 (2.94%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (35.29%) Data Centre
2 10 (29.41%) Cryptography
2 10 (29.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (17.65%) Driving Licence
4 4 (11.76%) Algorithms
5 2 (5.88%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.94%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Linux
2 3 (8.82%) Unix
3 2 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (76.47%) Load Balancing
2 15 (44.12%) Network Management
3 13 (38.24%) ITIL
3 13 (38.24%) Network Monitoring
4 12 (35.29%) Change Management
5 10 (29.41%) Capacity Management
5 10 (29.41%) Computer Security
5 10 (29.41%) DevOps
5 10 (29.41%) Incident Management
5 10 (29.41%) Information Security
5 10 (29.41%) Problem Management
5 10 (29.41%) Security Patching
6 9 (26.47%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (26.47%) Build Automation
6 9 (26.47%) Configuration Management
6 9 (26.47%) Open Source
6 9 (26.47%) Software Delivery
7 8 (23.53%) E-Commerce
8 5 (14.71%) Project Management
9 2 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 9 (26.47%) Python
1 9 (26.47%) Ruby
2 4 (11.76%) Tcl
3 2 (5.88%) Go
4 1 (2.94%) C
4 1 (2.94%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (47.06%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (35.29%) CCNA
3 8 (23.53%) CCNP
4 2 (5.88%) CCDP
4 2 (5.88%) CCIE
5 1 (2.94%) CCENT
5 1 (2.94%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.94%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.94%) JSP 440
System Software
1 5 (14.71%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (23.53%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (20.59%) Packer
2 7 (20.59%) Terraform
3 2 (5.88%) Ansible
3 2 (5.88%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.94%) Nagios
4 1 (2.94%) Puppet
4 1 (2.94%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (2.94%) WMI
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) Cisco
2 10 (29.41%) F5
3 7 (20.59%) Splunk
4 5 (14.71%) Cyberoam
5 4 (11.76%) VMware
6 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
6 2 (5.88%) Nokia
7 1 (2.94%) Juniper
7 1 (2.94%) Progress