The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 145 135 125
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 951 984 957
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.72% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.90% 12.38% 12.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 615 465
Median daily rate £400 £354 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% +1.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
- +8.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 92 84
Median hourly rate £31.00 £17.98 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+72.41% +8.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £18.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+108.33% +20.00%

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

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 30 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -16 858 £400 +14.28% 306
London -9 389 £475 +11.76% 98
South East -23 172 £337 -3.64% 81
North East +9 76 £320 +6.66% 2
Tyne and Wear +11 74 £320 -8.57% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +7 74 £320 -8.57% 1
City of London +22 72 £488 +14.70% 27
South West +13 69 £340 -8.10% 20
Hampshire +8 50 £320 -17.94% 22
Scotland +31 47 £340 +19.82% 3
Surrey -12 47 £435 +16.00% 17
Wales +31 39 £415 +10.66% 2
South Wales +30 37 £411 +5.44% 2
Yorkshire -15 36 £500 +42.85% 28
West Midlands -17 36 £325 +47.72% 14
North West -12 35 £395 +12.85% 24
Berkshire -34 34 £294 -2.08% 19
East of England -16 28 £400 +39.13% 31
Manchester 0 25 £425 +12.88% 12
Bristol +6 21 £450 +21.62% 4
Wiltshire 0 21 £350 - 2
South Yorkshire +1 18 £500 +60.00% 5
Sheffield -1 18 £500 +25.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 16 £413 +10.00% 7
Erskine - 16 £335 -
Renfrewshire - 16 £335 -
Milton Keynes +15 15 £425 +25.92% 3
Westminster -7 15 £525 -
West Yorkshire -13 15 £450 +28.57% 18
Newport +6 14 £399 +13.12%

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 891 (45.88%) Windows
2 780 (40.16%) Linux
3 647 (33.32%) DNS
4 544 (28.01%) Firewall
5 522 (26.88%) Cisco
6 490 (25.23%) Microsoft
7 487 (25.08%) ITIL
8 482 (24.82%) Active Directory
9 463 (23.84%) WAN
10 413 (21.27%) Security Cleared
11 401 (20.65%) LAN
12 396 (20.39%) VMware
13 389 (20.03%) Unix
14 366 (18.85%) DHCP
15 359 (18.49%) Windows Server
16 324 (16.68%) HTTP
17 314 (16.17%) SC Cleared
18 310 (15.96%) SSL
18 310 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
19 305 (15.71%) Perl
20 298 (15.35%) VPN
21 287 (14.78%) DevOps
22 269 (13.85%) Finance
23 262 (13.49%) Configuration Management
23 262 (13.49%) Puppet
24 256 (13.18%) Java
25 254 (13.08%) Python
26 245 (12.62%) SQL
27 242 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
28 235 (12.10%) MS Excel

TCP/IP
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
1 157 (8.08%) Apache
2 142 (7.31%) MS Exchange
3 131 (6.75%) IIS
4 99 (5.10%) Tomcat
5 73 (3.76%) SharePoint
6 68 (3.50%) WebSphere
7 61 (3.14%) OpenStack
8 58 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
9 55 (2.83%) Skype for Business
10 46 (2.37%) nginx
11 40 (2.06%) Jetty
12 33 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2013
13 30 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
14 29 (1.49%) Confluence
15 28 (1.44%) JBoss
16 26 (1.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 25 (1.29%) IBM Notes
18 18 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
18 18 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
19 12 (0.62%) MQSeries
Applications
1 235 (12.10%) MS Excel
2 197 (10.14%) MS Office
3 30 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.21%) HipChat
5 4 (0.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
6 2 (0.10%) InDesign
6 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.10%) QuarkXPress
7 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.36%) RMDS
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Primavera
5 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 168 (8.65%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (4.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (3.81%) Office 365
4 44 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 36 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
6 23 (1.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 22 (1.13%) GitHub
7 22 (1.13%) Google App Engine
8 16 (0.82%) Mimecast
9 15 (0.77%) SaaS
10 14 (0.72%) PaaS
11 11 (0.57%) Amazon S3
11 11 (0.57%) IaaS
12 9 (0.46%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 9 (0.46%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.36%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 647 (33.32%) DNS
2 544 (28.01%) Firewall
3 463 (23.84%) WAN
4 401 (20.65%) LAN
5 366 (18.85%) DHCP
6 324 (16.68%) HTTP
7 310 (15.96%) SSL
8 298 (15.35%) VPN
9 230 (11.84%) Wireless
10 203 (10.45%) Network Security
11 187 (9.63%) SAN
12 182 (9.37%) BGP
13 180 (9.27%) Internet
14 156 (8.03%) OSPF
15 155 (7.98%) IPsec
16 152 (7.83%) MPLS
17 143 (7.36%) VoIP
18 141 (7.26%) SNMP
19 120 (6.18%) Cisco ASA
20 106 (5.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (9.58%) SQL Server
2 142 (7.31%) MySQL
3 99 (5.10%) MongoDB
4 96 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
5 51 (2.63%) DB2
6 49 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 36 (1.85%) Redis
8 34 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 32 (1.65%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.13%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.82%) Hadoop
13 15 (0.77%) SQL Server 2012
14 11 (0.57%) Big Data
15 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 7 (0.36%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.36%) GIS
17 6 (0.31%) Neo4j
17 6 (0.31%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 202 (10.40%) Jenkins
2 90 (4.63%) Git (software)
3 58 (2.99%) Subversion
4 55 (2.83%) Visual Studio
5 54 (2.78%) Travis CI
6 38 (1.96%) Eclipse
6 38 (1.96%) JIRA
7 34 (1.75%) StarTeam
8 28 (1.44%) Rational DOORS
9 26 (1.34%) Maven
9 26 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
10 24 (1.24%) JUnit
10 24 (1.24%) Vagrant
11 19 (0.98%) Selenium
12 18 (0.93%) Bitbucket
13 15 (0.77%) TeamCity
14 14 (0.72%) IntelliJ
15 11 (0.57%) Artifactory
15 11 (0.57%) ClearCase
15 11 (0.57%) GitLab
General
1 269 (13.85%) Finance
2 105 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.66%) Banking
4 60 (3.09%) Marketing
5 50 (2.57%) Retail
6 31 (1.60%) Legal
7 28 (1.44%) Back Office
8 26 (1.34%) Electronics
9 23 (1.18%) Front Office
9 23 (1.18%) Manufacturing
10 19 (0.98%) Advertising
10 19 (0.98%) Games
11 17 (0.88%) Investment Banking
12 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.46%) Law
14 8 (0.41%) Billing
15 7 (0.36%) French Language
15 7 (0.36%) Japanese Language
16 6 (0.31%) Military
17 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 274 (14.11%) Analyst
2 248 (12.77%) Network Engineer
3 169 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
4 167 (8.60%) Support Engineer
5 110 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
6 96 (4.94%) Developer
7 94 (4.84%) Administrator
8 86 (4.43%) Architect
9 76 (3.91%) Support Analyst
10 73 (3.76%) Desktop Support
10 73 (3.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 68 (3.50%) Consultant
12 66 (3.40%) Cisco Engineer
13 65 (3.35%) Systems Administrator
14 62 (3.19%) Service Analyst
15 60 (3.09%) Security Engineer
16 57 (2.94%) Software Engineer
17 56 (2.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 55 (2.83%) Network Analyst
19 54 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (4.94%) .NET
2 92 (4.74%) XML
3 90 (4.63%) LAMP
4 89 (4.58%) Web Services
5 85 (4.38%) 802.1X
6 71 (3.66%) HTML
7 61 (3.14%) CSS
8 54 (2.78%) J2EE
9 48 (2.47%) Node.js
10 42 (2.16%) SOAP
11 39 (2.01%) Servlets
12 27 (1.39%) REST
13 26 (1.34%) Spring
14 24 (1.24%) Middleware
15 23 (1.18%) LAPP Stack
15 23 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
16 22 (1.13%) HTML5
17 19 (0.98%) SAML
18 17 (0.88%) Hibernate
18 17 (0.88%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 129 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 94 (4.84%) Clustering
4 74 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 68 (3.50%) Computer Science
6 54 (2.78%) Blackberry
7 48 (2.47%) Public Cloud
8 39 (2.01%) PKI
9 32 (1.65%) Driving Licence
10 30 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.54%) Cryptography
11 28 (1.44%) Enterprise Software
12 27 (1.39%) iPad
12 27 (1.39%) Mainframe
13 24 (1.24%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 23 (1.18%) Wiki
15 21 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
16 19 (0.98%) Device Driver
16 19 (0.98%) IVR
16 19 (0.98%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 891 (45.88%) Windows
2 780 (40.16%) Linux
3 389 (20.03%) Unix
4 359 (18.49%) Windows Server
5 159 (8.19%) Windows 7
6 154 (7.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 147 (7.57%) Windows Server 2008
8 141 (7.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 118 (6.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 90 (4.63%) Solaris
11 85 (4.38%) CentOS
12 76 (3.91%) Windows XP
13 51 (2.63%) Windows 8
14 48 (2.47%) Mac OS X
15 40 (2.06%) AIX
16 32 (1.65%) Windows 10
17 25 (1.29%) zOS
18 23 (1.18%) Ubuntu
19 22 (1.13%) Android
20 18 (0.93%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (25.08%) ITIL
2 287 (14.78%) DevOps
3 262 (13.49%) Configuration Management
4 217 (11.17%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
6 148 (7.62%) Change Management
7 141 (7.26%) Open Source
8 139 (7.16%) Load Balancing
9 115 (5.92%) Migration
10 108 (5.56%) High Availability
11 103 (5.30%) Software Engineering
12 93 (4.79%) Project Management
13 81 (4.17%) Incident Management
13 81 (4.17%) Information Security
14 79 (4.07%) Mentoring
14 79 (4.07%) Network Design
15 77 (3.96%) Service Management
16 76 (3.91%) OO
17 74 (3.81%) Network Monitoring
18 73 (3.76%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 305 (15.71%) Perl
2 256 (13.18%) Java
3 254 (13.08%) Python
4 245 (12.62%) SQL
5 189 (9.73%) PowerShell
6 164 (8.44%) Bash Shell
7 144 (7.42%) Shell Script
8 132 (6.80%) Ruby
9 111 (5.72%) C++
10 96 (4.94%) C#
11 93 (4.79%) C
12 78 (4.02%) JavaScript
13 77 (3.96%) VB
14 48 (2.47%) Korn
15 46 (2.37%) PHP
16 45 (2.32%) Go
17 42 (2.16%) C-shell
18 37 (1.91%) VBScript
19 20 (1.03%) Scala
20 13 (0.67%) JCL
Qualifications
1 413 (21.27%) Security Cleared
2 314 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 310 (15.96%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (9.84%) CCNA
4 191 (9.84%) CCNP
5 173 (8.91%) Microsoft Certification
6 117 (6.02%) Degree
7 114 (5.87%) MCSE
8 68 (3.50%) CISSP
9 67 (3.45%) CCIE
10 66 (3.40%) MCP
11 65 (3.35%) MCSA
12 54 (2.78%) DV Cleared
13 46 (2.37%) BPSS Clearance
14 38 (1.96%) CCDP
15 30 (1.54%) MCSD
16 27 (1.39%) MCDST
17 26 (1.34%) RHCE
18 25 (1.29%) MCTS
19 24 (1.24%) AAT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (4.89%) SLA
2 50 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 33 (1.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.08%) Disclosure Scotland
5 19 (0.98%) QA
6 14 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.36%) COBIT
8 5 (0.26%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) MISRA
10 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.10%) SEPA
11 1 (0.051%) HL7
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.051%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.051%) JTAG
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
11 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 482 (24.82%) Active Directory
2 242 (12.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (4.12%) vSphere
4 77 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 74 (3.81%) Docker
6 71 (3.66%) Samba
7 55 (2.83%) XenApp
8 53 (2.73%) Firmware
9 47 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.60%) VMware ESX
11 30 (1.54%) vCloud
12 28 (1.44%) NFS
12 28 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
13 27 (1.39%) Xen
14 21 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 21 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
15 18 (0.93%) KVM
16 15 (0.77%) etcd
16 15 (0.77%) flannel
16 15 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 262 (13.49%) Puppet
2 143 (7.36%) Opscode Chef
3 125 (6.44%) Ansible
4 117 (6.02%) SCCM
5 74 (3.81%) Nagios
6 67 (3.45%) Tivoli
7 44 (2.27%) MOM
8 41 (2.11%) HP SiteScope
9 38 (1.96%) FortiGate
10 37 (1.91%) Backup Exec
10 37 (1.91%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 35 (1.80%) NetBackup
11 35 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 24 (1.24%) Terraform
13 23 (1.18%) logstash
14 22 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
14 22 (1.13%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 22 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
14 22 (1.13%) Salt
15 21 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 522 (26.88%) Cisco
2 490 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 396 (20.39%) VMware
4 224 (11.53%) Oracle
5 221 (11.38%) HP
6 187 (9.63%) CheckPoint
7 157 (8.08%) Red Hat
8 152 (7.83%) Citrix
9 137 (7.05%) Juniper
10 135 (6.95%) F5
11 88 (4.53%) IBM
12 80 (4.12%) ServiceNow
13 67 (3.45%) EMC
14 66 (3.40%) Symantec
15 65 (3.35%) CA
15 65 (3.35%) Intel Security
16 64 (3.30%) Dell
17 63 (3.24%) Remedy
18 61 (3.14%) Blue Coat
18 61 (3.14%) BMC
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