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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
Rank 621 656 637
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -19
Contract jobs citing ICMP 32 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.060% 0.012% 0.003%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.39% 0.088% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 1
Median daily rate £463 £416 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +38.75%
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £416 -
% change year-on-year
-13.03% -
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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 6 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 29 September 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 +37 30 £463 +6.32% 3
London - 27 £500 -
South East +18 3 £362 -16.78% 1
Hampshire +4 3 £362 -16.78% 1
City of London - 2 £402 -
New Malden - 2 - -

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 40 (85.11%) TCP/IP
2 35 (74.47%) Load Balancing
3 34 (72.34%) DNS
4 31 (65.96%) Linux
5 30 (63.83%) VPN
6 28 (59.57%) Python
7 27 (57.45%) Ruby
8 26 (55.32%) Amazon AWS
9 24 (51.06%) Opscode Chef
10 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
11 20 (42.55%) Cisco
11 20 (42.55%) Build Automation
11 20 (42.55%) Go
11 20 (42.55%) Terraform
11 20 (42.55%) GoCD
12 19 (40.43%) Software Delivery
12 19 (40.43%) DevOps
13 18 (38.30%) Elasticsearch
13 18 (38.30%) Public Cloud
14 17 (36.17%) Jenkins
14 17 (36.17%) Ansible
14 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
15 16 (34.04%) Java
16 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
16 15 (31.91%) SNMP
16 15 (31.91%) F5
17 14 (29.79%) CCNP
17 14 (29.79%) LAN
18 13 (27.66%) Network Management
19 12 (25.53%) Firewall

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 18 (38.30%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (19.15%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
1 2 (4.26%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.13%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 26 (55.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (85.11%) TCP/IP
2 34 (72.34%) DNS
3 30 (63.83%) VPN
4 15 (31.91%) SNMP
5 14 (29.79%) LAN
6 12 (25.53%) Firewall
6 12 (25.53%) MPLS
7 11 (23.40%) WAN
8 10 (21.28%) ADSL
8 10 (21.28%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (21.28%) IPsec
8 10 (21.28%) SSL
9 9 (19.15%) DHCP
9 9 (19.15%) Ethernet
10 8 (17.02%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (17.02%) HSRP
10 8 (17.02%) ISDN
10 8 (17.02%) PSTN
10 8 (17.02%) X.25
11 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (21.28%) MySQL
1 10 (21.28%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (21.28%) Redis
2 6 (12.77%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (10.64%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (42.55%) GoCD
2 17 (36.17%) Jenkins
3 7 (14.89%) Vagrant
4 2 (4.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (2.13%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.13%) Subversion
General
1 6 (12.77%) Retail
2 3 (6.38%) Military
3 2 (4.26%) Finance
4 1 (2.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
4 1 (2.13%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.66%) Developer
1 13 (27.66%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (19.15%) Network Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Architect
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (10.64%) Oracle Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.51%) DBA
5 4 (8.51%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.38%) Cloud Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Cloud Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps Architect
6 3 (6.38%) Network Support
6 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) VoIP Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) WebSphere Architect
7 2 (4.26%) AWS Developer
7 2 (4.26%) Linux Developer
7 2 (4.26%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.28%) 802.1X
2 7 (14.89%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) LAMP
4 2 (4.26%) COM
5 1 (2.13%) CGI
5 1 (2.13%) Embperl
5 1 (2.13%) FastCGI
5 1 (2.13%) REST
5 1 (2.13%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (38.30%) Public Cloud
2 10 (21.28%) Data Centre
3 6 (12.77%) Cryptography
3 6 (12.77%) Management Information System
4 4 (8.51%) Driving Licence
4 4 (8.51%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.13%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.13%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (65.96%) Linux
2 6 (12.77%) Unix
2 6 (12.77%) Windows
3 2 (4.26%) FreeBSD
3 2 (4.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (74.47%) Load Balancing
2 22 (46.81%) E-Commerce
3 20 (42.55%) Build Automation
4 19 (40.43%) DevOps
4 19 (40.43%) Software Delivery
5 17 (36.17%) Configuration Management
6 13 (27.66%) Network Management
7 11 (23.40%) Mentoring
8 10 (21.28%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (19.15%) ITIL
9 9 (19.15%) Open Source
10 7 (14.89%) Change Management
11 6 (12.77%) Capacity Management
11 6 (12.77%) Computer Security
11 6 (12.77%) Incident Management
11 6 (12.77%) Information Security
11 6 (12.77%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (12.77%) Problem Management
11 6 (12.77%) Project Management
11 6 (12.77%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 28 (59.57%) Python
2 27 (57.45%) Ruby
3 20 (42.55%) Go
4 16 (34.04%) Java
5 2 (4.26%) C
5 2 (4.26%) SQL
6 1 (2.13%) C++
6 1 (2.13%) Perl
6 1 (2.13%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (29.79%) CCNP
3 7 (14.89%) CCNA
4 5 (10.64%) CCDP
4 5 (10.64%) CCIE
5 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.38%) Security Cleared
6 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.13%) CISSP
7 1 (2.13%) CLAS
7 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.13%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.51%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.26%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (4.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 24 (51.06%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (42.55%) Terraform
3 17 (36.17%) Ansible
4 10 (21.28%) Consul
5 7 (14.89%) Packer
6 3 (6.38%) Puppet
7 2 (4.26%) Nessus
7 2 (4.26%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Cisco
2 15 (31.91%) F5
3 7 (14.89%) Splunk
4 6 (12.77%) Oracle
4 6 (12.77%) VMware
5 5 (10.64%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) Cyberoam
7 3 (6.38%) Mercator
8 2 (4.26%) BT
8 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.26%) HP
8 2 (4.26%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.13%) Juniper