The first table below looks at the demand for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 115 133 105
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -28
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 937 798 1060
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.74% 1.57% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.69% 11.52% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 420 471
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £455 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 101 141
Average hourly rate £15.75 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.10% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.51 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-28.20% +8.33%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
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 £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
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 £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 23 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
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 849 £350 +7.69% 413
London +20 382 £400 +11.11% 137
South East +6 207 £325 +8.33% 112
Hampshire +27 95 £324 +7.91% 31
East of England +19 77 £300 +50.00% 42
City of London -5 74 £398 +10.41% 44
Scotland +20 54 £325 -12.16% 11
North West +10 53 £300 +7.91% 18
Berkshire -29 50 £363 +31.81% 30
West Midlands +4 45 £174 -30.25% 24
South West -14 37 £350 +76.10% 32
Cheshire +16 31 £300 -25.92% 7
Birmingham +16 27 £245 -38.75% 6
Reading -16 25 £363 +57.60% 14
Glasgow +21 22 £181 - 5
Cambridgeshire +13 22 £168 -10.66% 16
Yorkshire -10 22 £310 +12.72% 28
Suffolk - 19 £375 - 6
Ipswich - 17 £375 - 3
Hertfordshire +6 16 £190 -41.53% 15
West Sussex +11 15 £335 - 12
Buckinghamshire -5 15 £275 +14.58% 6
Gloucestershire -6 15 £350 +169.23% 5
West Yorkshire -13 15 £300 +9.09% 17
East Midlands +5 14 £350 +20.68% 19
Bedfordshire -7 14 £300 - 4
Milton Keynes +5 13 - - 2
Cambridge +6 12 £330 +76.00% 15
Surrey -16 12 £518 +59.23% 19
South Wales -25 12 £375 +36.36% 4

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 1110 (60.49%) Windows
2 633 (34.50%) Microsoft
3 599 (32.64%) Active Directory
4 577 (31.44%) DNS
5 551 (30.03%) Linux
6 466 (25.40%) Firewall
7 411 (22.40%) LAN
8 400 (21.80%) WAN
9 391 (21.31%) UNIX
10 388 (21.14%) VMware
11 387 (21.09%) Cisco
12 383 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
13 306 (16.68%) Windows 7
14 302 (16.46%) DHCP
15 289 (15.75%) Windows XP
16 287 (15.64%) VPN
17 286 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
18 284 (15.48%) SQL
19 282 (15.37%) ITIL
20 274 (14.93%) HP
21 268 (14.60%) MS Excel
22 263 (14.33%) SAN
23 261 (14.22%) MS Exchange
24 255 (13.90%) HTTP
25 253 (13.79%) Oracle
26 241 (13.13%) MS Office
27 237 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
28 235 (12.81%) Security Cleared
29 232 (12.64%) Finance
30 220 (11.99%) Citrix

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 261 (14.22%) MS Exchange
2 163 (8.88%) IIS
3 131 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2007
5 78 (4.25%) Apache
6 77 (4.20%) SharePoint
7 68 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 54 (2.94%) WebSphere
9 49 (2.67%) Tomcat
10 47 (2.56%) WebLogic
11 41 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 40 (2.18%) Lync
13 34 (1.85%) IBM Notes
14 31 (1.69%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (0.82%) nginx
16 14 (0.76%) Jetty
17 13 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2013
18 11 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
19 10 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2000
20 9 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 268 (14.60%) MS Excel
2 241 (13.13%) MS Office
3 38 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 19 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
5 17 (0.93%) MS Project
6 9 (0.49%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.054%) Simulink
9 1 (0.054%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.054%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.054%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.054%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 80 (4.36%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.22%) RMDS
3 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Ubix
3 4 (0.22%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 4 (0.22%) assyst
4 2 (0.11%) SAP IS-U
4 2 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.11%) Summit
5 1 (0.054%) Minerva
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.054%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.054%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.054%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.054%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle BRM
5 1 (0.054%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 37 (2.02%) Cloud Computing
2 34 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (1.74%) Office 365
4 17 (0.93%) SaaS
5 16 (0.87%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
6 15 (0.82%) PaaS
7 10 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.22%) Heroku
9 2 (0.11%) IaaS
10 1 (0.054%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.054%) Route 53
10 1 (0.054%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.054%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 577 (31.44%) DNS
2 466 (25.40%) Firewall
3 411 (22.40%) LAN
4 400 (21.80%) WAN
5 302 (16.46%) DHCP
6 287 (15.64%) VPN
7 263 (14.33%) SAN
8 255 (13.90%) HTTP
9 171 (9.32%) SSL
10 132 (7.19%) Wireless
11 128 (6.98%) Internet
12 127 (6.92%) VLAN
13 105 (5.72%) BGP
14 99 (5.40%) MPLS
14 99 (5.40%) OSPF
15 96 (5.23%) VoIP
16 90 (4.90%) Network Security
17 85 (4.63%) Ethernet
18 81 (4.41%) HTTPS
19 76 (4.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (11.83%) SQL Server
2 49 (2.67%) MySQL
3 43 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 42 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 38 (2.07%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (2.02%) Oracle Database
7 24 (1.31%) Oracle Reports
8 19 (1.04%) Relational Database
8 19 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
9 17 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
10 13 (0.71%) Redis
11 12 (0.65%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.65%) Cognos Impromptu
11 12 (0.65%) Crystal Reports
12 11 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.49%) MongoDB
14 7 (0.38%) DB2
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.27%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 37 (2.02%) Git (software)
2 35 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 34 (1.85%) Subversion
4 31 (1.69%) LoadRunner
5 22 (1.20%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (0.82%) JIRA
7 14 (0.76%) JUnit
8 9 (0.49%) Selenium
8 9 (0.49%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.44%) FitNesse
9 8 (0.44%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.38%) Toad
10 7 (0.38%) Hudson
10 7 (0.38%) GDB
11 6 (0.33%) ClearCase
11 6 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.22%) StyleCop
12 4 (0.22%) StarTeam
12 4 (0.22%) Maven
General
1 232 (12.64%) Finance
2 118 (6.43%) Telecoms
3 111 (6.05%) Banking
4 37 (2.02%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.69%) Marketing
6 30 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.47%) Retail
8 26 (1.42%) Advertising
9 23 (1.25%) Front Office
10 21 (1.14%) Legal
11 19 (1.04%) French Language
12 18 (0.98%) Games
13 17 (0.93%) Mandarin Language
13 17 (0.93%) Spanish Language
14 15 (0.82%) Manufacturing
15 14 (0.76%) Electronics
15 14 (0.76%) Law
16 11 (0.60%) Back Office
17 5 (0.27%) Publishing
18 4 (0.22%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 319 (17.38%) Analyst
2 191 (10.41%) Support Engineer
3 177 (9.65%) Developer
4 159 (8.66%) Network Engineer
5 106 (5.78%) Support Analyst
6 102 (5.56%) Consultant
7 91 (4.96%) Administrator
8 88 (4.80%) Architect
9 77 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support
10 72 (3.92%) Desktop Support
10 72 (3.92%) Systems Administrator
11 68 (3.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 65 (3.54%) Test Analyst
13 56 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
14 53 (2.89%) Systems Engineer
15 50 (2.72%) Service Analyst
15 50 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
16 45 (2.45%) Software Engineer
16 45 (2.45%) Server Engineer
17 43 (2.34%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 159 (8.66%) .NET
2 119 (6.49%) HTML
3 95 (5.18%) XML
4 94 (5.12%) ASP.NET
5 88 (4.80%) Web Services
6 85 (4.63%) JSP
7 55 (3.00%) JSON
8 28 (1.53%) REST
9 27 (1.47%) CSS
10 25 (1.36%) Middleware
11 19 (1.04%) SOAP
12 18 (0.98%) FIX Protocol
12 18 (0.98%) WebSphere MQ
13 17 (0.93%) LAMP
13 17 (0.93%) Servlets
13 17 (0.93%) J2EE
14 16 (0.87%) RESTful
15 14 (0.76%) HTML5
16 13 (0.71%) Software Packaging
17 11 (0.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.56%) Clustering
2 72 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 69 (3.76%) Client/Server
4 68 (3.71%) Open Source
5 54 (2.94%) Replication
6 49 (2.67%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 40 (2.18%) PKI
9 36 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.53%) Fat Client
10 28 (1.53%) Thin Client
11 27 (1.47%) Hedge funds
12 24 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 22 (1.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 21 (1.14%) iPad
15 19 (1.04%) Device Driver
15 19 (1.04%) Equities
16 17 (0.93%) Firmware
17 14 (0.76%) iPhone
17 14 (0.76%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 1110 (60.49%) Windows
2 551 (30.03%) Linux
3 391 (21.31%) UNIX
4 383 (20.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 306 (16.68%) Windows 7
6 289 (15.75%) Windows XP
7 286 (15.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 91 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 82 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 77 (4.20%) Windows 2000
11 76 (4.14%) Solaris
12 41 (2.23%) Windows 8
13 40 (2.18%) Windows Vista
14 28 (1.53%) Mac OS X
15 26 (1.42%) AIX
15 26 (1.42%) Windows 2000 Server
16 24 (1.31%) SUSE
17 21 (1.14%) Android
18 16 (0.87%) Ubuntu
18 16 (0.87%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 282 (15.37%) ITIL
2 97 (5.29%) Configuration Management
3 93 (5.07%) Migration
4 84 (4.58%) Change Management
5 73 (3.98%) Project Management
6 70 (3.81%) Agile Software Development
7 69 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
8 68 (3.71%) Software Engineering
9 67 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 66 (3.60%) Load Balancing
10 66 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
11 64 (3.49%) DevOps
12 60 (3.27%) Software Testing
13 58 (3.16%) Service Management
13 58 (3.16%) Incident Management
14 55 (3.00%) Test Scripting
14 55 (3.00%) Validation
15 51 (2.78%) Multithreading
15 51 (2.78%) Performance Testing
16 49 (2.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 284 (15.48%) SQL
2 197 (10.74%) Java
3 129 (7.03%) PowerShell
4 127 (6.92%) C
5 121 (6.59%) JavaScript
6 115 (6.27%) Perl
7 98 (5.34%) Shell Script
8 93 (5.07%) Python
9 87 (4.74%) C++
10 54 (2.94%) Ruby
11 52 (2.83%) C#
12 44 (2.40%) PHP
13 43 (2.34%) VBScript
14 37 (2.02%) VB
15 31 (1.69%) Bash Shell
16 17 (0.93%) Embedded C
17 13 (0.71%) T-SQL
17 13 (0.71%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.65%) VBA
19 11 (0.60%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 235 (12.81%) Security Cleared
2 185 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 172 (9.37%) Cisco Certification
4 144 (7.85%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (6.16%) CCNA
6 112 (6.10%) Degree
7 111 (6.05%) MCSE
8 100 (5.45%) CCNP
9 81 (4.41%) ISTQB
10 78 (4.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 63 (3.43%) DV Cleared
12 51 (2.78%) MCP
13 49 (2.67%) CISSP
14 36 (1.96%) CCIE
14 36 (1.96%) MCITP
15 34 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
17 30 (1.63%) MCTS
18 27 (1.47%) ISEB
19 22 (1.20%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (3.49%) SLA
2 59 (3.22%) QA
3 16 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.27%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.22%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.16%) GPG13
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.11%) JTAG
10 1 (0.054%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.054%) COBIT
10 1 (0.054%) JSP 440
System Software
1 599 (32.64%) Active Directory
2 237 (12.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (4.69%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.58%) vSphere
5 79 (4.31%) XenApp
6 50 (2.72%) NFS
7 48 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.29%) VMware ESX
9 32 (1.74%) Terminal Services
9 32 (1.74%) XenDesktop
10 30 (1.63%) Xen
11 22 (1.20%) Nmap
12 17 (0.93%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (0.93%) Snort
12 17 (0.93%) vCloud
13 12 (0.65%) KVM
14 10 (0.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 9 (0.49%) XenServer
15 9 (0.49%) Squid
15 9 (0.49%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 119 (6.49%) SCCM
2 90 (4.90%) Puppet
3 72 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
4 61 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
5 52 (2.83%) SCOM
6 35 (1.91%) Backup Exec
7 33 (1.80%) Nessus
8 25 (1.36%) EMC NetWorker
9 23 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 19 (1.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 19 (1.04%) NetBackup
11 17 (0.93%) ARCserve
12 16 (0.87%) WSUS
13 15 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 14 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
14 14 (0.76%) HP SIM
15 13 (0.71%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
16 12 (0.65%) BladeLogic
16 12 (0.65%) Nagios
Vendors
1 633 (34.50%) Microsoft
2 388 (21.14%) VMware
3 387 (21.09%) Cisco
4 274 (14.93%) HP
5 253 (13.79%) Oracle
6 220 (11.99%) Citrix
7 101 (5.50%) Red Hat
8 88 (4.80%) Juniper
9 86 (4.69%) CheckPoint
10 82 (4.47%) IBM
11 81 (4.41%) F5
12 80 (4.36%) EMC
13 62 (3.38%) NetApp
14 53 (2.89%) McAfee
15 46 (2.51%) Avaya
16 44 (2.40%) Dell
17 37 (2.02%) Apple
17 37 (2.02%) Lotus
18 35 (1.91%) Symantec
18 35 (1.91%) Blue Coat
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
X4 Group
Rate: £180 - 200 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Intapeople
Rate: £180 to £200 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £1 per day + market rates
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wiltshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 7 hours ago
West Sussex
Connectus
Rate: £127.5 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Square One Resources
Rate: From £350 to £390 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Candidate Source
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 13 hours ago
Gloucestershire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £380.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Rugby, Warwickshire
SEC Recruitment Limited
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Havant, Hampshire
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Posted: Yesterday
Warwickshire
Talent International
Rate: £320.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP Ltd - IT & Business Management Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
MBA Ltd
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Talent International
Rate: £200 - £215 per month
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
ARM Utilities
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Expert Employment
Posted: 5 days ago