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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
Rank 567 599 -
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -
Contract jobs citing ICMP 33 19 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.037% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.26% -
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 0
Median daily rate £450 £338 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £350 -
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -
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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 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 14 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 18 January 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 +34 29 £463 +37.03% 2
South East +28 21 £500 +56.86%
Berkshire +24 19 £500 -
Reading - 14 £500 -
London +12 7 £350 +7.69% 2
Slough +8 4 - -
City of London - 3 £285 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
Hampshire +9 1 £362 +2.84%
Scotland - 1 £250 - 1
West Lothian - 1 £250 - 1
Surrey - 1 £500 -
Livingston - 1 £250 - 1
Camberley - 1 £500 -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 51 (80.95%) TCP/IP
2 38 (60.32%) DNS
3 35 (55.56%) Linux
4 33 (52.38%) Cisco
5 30 (47.62%) SNMP
6 28 (44.44%) Python
7 26 (41.27%) Ansible
8 25 (39.68%) Load Balancing
8 25 (39.68%) MPLS
9 24 (38.10%) Java
9 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (34.92%) VPN
10 22 (34.92%) HTTP
11 21 (33.33%) CCNP
12 20 (31.75%) Unix
12 20 (31.75%) Firewall
13 19 (30.16%) F5
14 18 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
14 18 (28.57%) Go
14 18 (28.57%) SSH
14 18 (28.57%) IPsec
15 17 (26.98%) Ethernet
15 17 (26.98%) Ruby
16 16 (25.40%) OSPF
17 15 (23.81%) LAN
17 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
17 15 (23.81%) DevOps
17 15 (23.81%) Public Cloud
17 15 (23.81%) 802.1X
17 15 (23.81%) 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 11 (17.46%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.59%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.35%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.76%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (23.81%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (80.95%) TCP/IP
2 38 (60.32%) DNS
3 30 (47.62%) SNMP
4 25 (39.68%) MPLS
5 22 (34.92%) HTTP
5 22 (34.92%) VPN
6 20 (31.75%) Firewall
7 18 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
7 18 (28.57%) IPsec
7 18 (28.57%) SSH
8 17 (26.98%) Ethernet
9 16 (25.40%) OSPF
10 15 (23.81%) LAN
11 14 (22.22%) ADSL
11 14 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (22.22%) HSRP
11 14 (22.22%) SSL
12 13 (20.63%) BGP
12 13 (20.63%) WAN
13 12 (19.05%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.87%) Hadoop
1 10 (15.87%) MySQL
1 10 (15.87%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (15.87%) Redis
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (7.94%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) GoCD
2 11 (17.46%) Git (software)
3 10 (15.87%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.59%) Subversion
General
1 10 (15.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.52%) Billing
3 5 (7.94%) Legal
3 5 (7.94%) Retail
4 4 (6.35%) Finance
5 3 (4.76%) Banking
6 2 (3.17%) Electronics
6 2 (3.17%) Military
7 1 (1.59%) Back Office
7 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 15 (23.81%) Network Engineer
3 8 (12.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 7 (11.11%) Java Developer
4 7 (11.11%) JavaScript Developer
4 7 (11.11%) Network Support
4 7 (11.11%) Python Developer
5 6 (9.52%) Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Java Consultant
5 6 (9.52%) Java Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) JavaScript Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
5 6 (9.52%) Support Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (7.94%) Oracle Developer
6 5 (7.94%) Security Engineer
7 4 (6.35%) DBA
7 4 (6.35%) Oracle DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (23.81%) 802.1X
2 7 (11.11%) Middleware
3 4 (6.35%) CGI
4 3 (4.76%) COM
5 2 (3.17%) LAMP
6 1 (1.59%) Embperl
6 1 (1.59%) FastCGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (23.81%) Public Cloud
2 13 (20.63%) Data Centre
3 9 (14.29%) Management Information System
4 7 (11.11%) IPTV
4 7 (11.11%) Over-the-Top Content
4 7 (11.11%) Video on Demand
5 6 (9.52%) Cryptography
5 6 (9.52%) Driving Licence
6 5 (7.94%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (7.94%) STB
7 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.59%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (55.56%) Linux
2 20 (31.75%) Unix
3 10 (15.87%) CentOS
3 10 (15.87%) Debian
3 10 (15.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (15.87%) Ubuntu
4 8 (12.70%) Windows
5 5 (7.94%) Android
6 2 (3.17%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (39.68%) Load Balancing
2 15 (23.81%) DevOps
3 13 (20.63%) E-Commerce
3 13 (20.63%) Network Management
4 11 (17.46%) Build Automation
4 11 (17.46%) Incident Management
4 11 (17.46%) ITIL
5 10 (15.87%) Mentoring
5 10 (15.87%) Prototyping
5 10 (15.87%) Software Delivery
6 9 (14.29%) Network Architecture
6 9 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
7 8 (12.70%) Information Security
8 7 (11.11%) Change Management
8 7 (11.11%) Configuration Management
8 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 7 (11.11%) Problem Management
8 7 (11.11%) Project Management
9 6 (9.52%) Computer Security
9 6 (9.52%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 28 (44.44%) Python
2 24 (38.10%) Java
3 18 (28.57%) Go
4 17 (26.98%) Ruby
5 10 (15.87%) Bash Shell
5 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.76%) C
6 3 (4.76%) SQL
7 1 (1.59%) C++
7 1 (1.59%) Perl
Qualifications
1 24 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (33.33%) CCNP
3 14 (22.22%) CCNA
4 13 (20.63%) SC Cleared
4 13 (20.63%) Security Cleared
5 6 (9.52%) CCIP
6 5 (7.94%) CCIE
6 5 (7.94%) JNCIA
7 4 (6.35%) CCDP
8 3 (4.76%) GCIH
8 3 (4.76%) GIAC
9 2 (3.17%) CCSA
9 2 (3.17%) CCSE
9 2 (3.17%) CISSP
9 2 (3.17%) CLAS
9 2 (3.17%) Degree
10 1 (1.59%) CCENT
10 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.11%) PCI DSS
2 6 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (15.87%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (41.27%) Ansible
2 15 (23.81%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (20.63%) Terraform
4 10 (15.87%) Consul
4 10 (15.87%) SELinux
5 9 (14.29%) Nagios
6 4 (6.35%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (4.76%) Nessus
8 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.59%) Puppet
8 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (52.38%) Cisco
2 19 (30.16%) F5
3 10 (15.87%) Microsoft
3 10 (15.87%) VMware
4 9 (14.29%) Juniper
5 7 (11.11%) CheckPoint
6 6 (9.52%) Huawei
6 6 (9.52%) Oracle
7 5 (7.94%) Cyberoam
8 4 (6.35%) Ericsson
9 3 (4.76%) BT
9 3 (4.76%) HP
9 3 (4.76%) Mercator
10 2 (3.17%) Meraki
10 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.59%) Fortinet
11 1 (1.59%) Progress
11 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow