The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -
England - - - -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) SMTP
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) StorageTek
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) CESG
1 5 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 5 (100.00%) PKI
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) QA
1 5 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) NAS
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (100.00%) Lumension

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SMTP
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Internet
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 5 (100.00%) NAS
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Support Specialist
1 4 (80.00%) Blackberry Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 5 (100.00%) CESG
1 5 (100.00%) Cryptography
1 5 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) UNIX
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (100.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Sun
1 5 (100.00%) HP
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) StorageTek
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Lumension