The table below looks at the statistics 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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 102 140 108
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -32
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1123 830 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.95% 1.57% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 11.53% 12.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 596 433 484
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £151 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 92 167
Average hourly rate £18.97 £17.25 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.94% -4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £12.52 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.63 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.42 £17.75
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -7.49%

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
8364 7196 9118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.62% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4619 3903 4169
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 407 691
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.25 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 +49 1033 £370 +13.84% 409
London +43 467 £400 +14.28% 146
South East +2 201 £348 +16.00% 107
City of London +31 111 £425 +21.42% 53
South West +40 86 £400 +70.21% 35
Hampshire +46 81 £345 +10.40% 23
East of England +9 79 £338 +22.72% 33
North West +24 73 £375 +15.38% 20
Berkshire -21 53 £331 +26.19% 34
Scotland +10 52 £310 +12.72% 10
West Midlands +10 52 £300 -14.28% 25
Cheshire +6 28 £310 -6.41% 9
Cambridgeshire +20 26 £130 -30.66% 15
Yorkshire -5 26 £330 +10.00% 31
Birmingham +9 24 £190 -50.64% 4
Devon - 24 £425 - 4
East Midlands +7 23 £200 -42.85% 15
Reading -17 23 £388 +55.00% 11
Glasgow +3 22 £197 +91.50% 4
Lancashire -3 22 £513 -
Gloucestershire +4 20 £350 +169.23% 5
Hertfordshire -14 18 £380 +38.18% 12
Surrey -34 18 £413 +32.00% 21
Suffolk +14 17 £375 +42.85% 3
Leicestershire +14 16 £150 -25.00% 3
Ipswich +10 16 £375 - 1
Cambridge 0 16 £450 +140.00% 9
Gosport -2 16 £414 -12.89% 2
West Yorkshire -2 15 £330 +10.00% 13
Wiltshire -4 15 £450 +63.63% 8

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1153 (57.68%) Windows
2 643 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 642 (32.12%) DNS
4 611 (30.57%) Active Directory
5 602 (30.12%) Linux
6 574 (28.71%) Firewall
7 427 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 409 (20.46%) Cisco
9 408 (20.41%) LAN
9 408 (20.41%) WAN
10 402 (20.11%) UNIX
11 379 (18.96%) VMware
12 335 (16.76%) DHCP
13 325 (16.26%) VPN
14 313 (15.66%) Windows 7
15 306 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
16 298 (14.91%) HP
17 296 (14.81%) SQL
18 291 (14.56%) ITIL
19 282 (14.11%) HTTP
20 276 (13.81%) MS Exchange
21 270 (13.51%) SAN
22 269 (13.46%) MS Office
23 266 (13.31%) Security Cleared
24 261 (13.06%) Windows XP
25 248 (12.41%) Finance
26 240 (12.01%) MS Excel
27 237 (11.86%) Java
28 234 (11.71%) Oracle
29 217 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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
1 276 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 189 (9.45%) IIS
3 131 (6.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 96 (4.80%) Apache
5 79 (3.95%) SharePoint
6 77 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
7 73 (3.65%) WebSphere
7 73 (3.65%) Tomcat
8 64 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2003
9 58 (2.90%) WebLogic
10 43 (2.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 42 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 36 (1.80%) IBM Notes
13 32 (1.60%) Lync
14 26 (1.30%) nginx
15 24 (1.20%) Jetty
16 18 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
18 13 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
19 11 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 269 (13.46%) MS Office
2 240 (12.01%) MS Excel
3 37 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.55%) MS Project
6 5 (0.25%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.10%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.050%) Simulink
8 1 (0.050%) CATIA
8 1 (0.050%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.050%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.050%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 89 (4.45%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.70%) assyst
3 6 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.20%) Summit
5 3 (0.15%) Agresso
6 2 (0.10%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.050%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.050%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.050%) Minerva
7 1 (0.050%) RMDS
7 1 (0.050%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.050%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) BASE24
7 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 43 (2.15%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (1.65%) Office 365
4 27 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
6 23 (1.15%) SaaS
7 19 (0.95%) Google App Engine
8 14 (0.70%) PaaS
9 4 (0.20%) Heroku
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.050%) Route 53
11 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 642 (32.12%) DNS
2 574 (28.71%) Firewall
3 408 (20.41%) WAN
3 408 (20.41%) LAN
4 335 (16.76%) DHCP
5 325 (16.26%) VPN
6 282 (14.11%) HTTP
7 270 (13.51%) SAN
8 206 (10.31%) SSL
9 164 (8.20%) Internet
10 144 (7.20%) Network Security
11 127 (6.35%) OSPF
12 125 (6.25%) VLAN
13 120 (6.00%) BGP
14 112 (5.60%) Wireless
15 99 (4.95%) VoIP
16 92 (4.60%) SNMP
16 92 (4.60%) MPLS
17 88 (4.40%) IPsec
18 85 (4.25%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 74 (3.70%) MySQL
3 48 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
4 47 (2.35%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 31 (1.55%) Oracle Database
7 30 (1.50%) Oracle Reports
8 21 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.05%) Relational Database
9 19 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (0.80%) Redis
11 15 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.75%) DB2
12 14 (0.70%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 5 (0.25%) QlikView
14 5 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.25%) Cognos Impromptu
14 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.25%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 54 (2.70%) Subversion
2 45 (2.25%) Jenkins
3 44 (2.20%) Git (software)
4 30 (1.50%) LoadRunner
5 23 (1.15%) JIRA
6 21 (1.05%) QuickTest Pro
7 9 (0.45%) MSI
7 9 (0.45%) Eclipse
7 9 (0.45%) Maven
8 8 (0.40%) Hudson
9 7 (0.35%) TeamCity
9 7 (0.35%) GDB
9 7 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 6 (0.30%) StyleCop
10 6 (0.30%) Selenium
10 6 (0.30%) FxCop
10 6 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.25%) JUnit
11 5 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 248 (12.41%) Finance
2 139 (6.95%) Banking
3 127 (6.35%) Telecoms
4 53 (2.65%) Investment Banking
5 34 (1.70%) Marketing
6 32 (1.60%) Retail
7 30 (1.50%) Financial Institution
8 29 (1.45%) Advertising
9 24 (1.20%) Games
10 22 (1.10%) Legal
11 21 (1.05%) Law
11 21 (1.05%) Spanish Language
12 18 (0.90%) Front Office
13 17 (0.85%) Back Office
13 17 (0.85%) French Language
14 14 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
15 13 (0.65%) Manufacturing
16 12 (0.60%) Electronics
17 9 (0.45%) Dutch Language
18 6 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 352 (17.61%) Analyst
2 206 (10.31%) Developer
3 201 (10.06%) Support Engineer
4 176 (8.80%) Network Engineer
5 104 (5.20%) Support Analyst
6 97 (4.85%) Administrator
7 93 (4.65%) Consultant
8 83 (4.15%) 2nd Line Support
9 72 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 69 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
11 68 (3.40%) Test Analyst
11 68 (3.40%) Architect
12 65 (3.25%) Desktop Support
13 61 (3.05%) 3rd Line Support
14 60 (3.00%) Security Analyst
15 58 (2.90%) Software Engineer
15 58 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
16 52 (2.60%) Service Analyst
17 51 (2.55%) Service Desk Analyst
17 51 (2.55%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 189 (9.45%) .NET
2 128 (6.40%) HTML
3 113 (5.65%) XML
4 106 (5.30%) Web Services
5 104 (5.20%) ASP.NET
6 91 (4.55%) JSP
7 62 (3.10%) JSON
8 34 (1.70%) CSS
9 33 (1.65%) FIX Protocol
9 33 (1.65%) REST
10 28 (1.40%) J2EE
11 27 (1.35%) Servlets
12 26 (1.30%) LAMP
13 25 (1.25%) Middleware
14 21 (1.05%) HTML5
14 21 (1.05%) AngularJS
15 20 (1.00%) SOAP
16 19 (0.95%) WebSphere MQ
17 15 (0.75%) RESTful
17 15 (0.75%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
2 110 (5.50%) Clustering
3 79 (3.95%) Open Source
4 78 (3.90%) Client/Server
5 77 (3.85%) Blackberry
6 62 (3.10%) Computer Science
7 59 (2.95%) Replication
8 55 (2.75%) Management Information System
8 55 (2.75%) PKI
9 33 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
10 32 (1.60%) iPad
11 29 (1.45%) Hedge funds
12 28 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
12 28 (1.40%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 26 (1.30%) Firmware
14 25 (1.25%) Device Driver
15 23 (1.15%) Equities
16 20 (1.00%) AS400
16 20 (1.00%) Thin Client
16 20 (1.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1153 (57.68%) Windows
2 602 (30.12%) Linux
3 427 (21.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 402 (20.11%) UNIX
5 313 (15.66%) Windows 7
6 306 (15.31%) Windows Server 2003
7 261 (13.06%) Windows XP
8 137 (6.85%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (4.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 90 (4.50%) Solaris
11 73 (3.65%) Windows 2000
12 56 (2.80%) Windows 8
13 38 (1.90%) SUSE
14 35 (1.75%) Windows Vista
15 31 (1.55%) AIX
16 22 (1.10%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
17 21 (1.05%) Android
18 19 (0.95%) CentOS
19 16 (0.80%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 291 (14.56%) ITIL
2 124 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
3 106 (5.30%) Configuration Management
4 99 (4.95%) Load Balancing
5 98 (4.90%) Migration
6 85 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 84 (4.20%) DevOps
8 83 (4.15%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (4.00%) Project Management
10 76 (3.80%) Change Management
11 75 (3.75%) Service Delivery
11 75 (3.75%) Software Engineering
12 73 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
13 71 (3.55%) Validation
14 62 (3.10%) Incident Management
15 59 (2.95%) Software Testing
15 59 (2.95%) OO
16 56 (2.80%) Service Management
16 56 (2.80%) Test Scripting
17 54 (2.70%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (14.81%) SQL
2 237 (11.86%) Java
3 163 (8.15%) PowerShell
4 144 (7.20%) JavaScript
5 138 (6.90%) C
6 135 (6.75%) Perl
7 118 (5.90%) Shell Script
8 104 (5.20%) C++
9 98 (4.90%) Python
10 72 (3.60%) Ruby
11 64 (3.20%) C#
12 59 (2.95%) PHP
13 54 (2.70%) VBScript
14 40 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 37 (1.85%) VB
16 19 (0.95%) T-SQL
17 17 (0.85%) Embedded C
17 17 (0.85%) Korn
18 14 (0.70%) VBA
19 13 (0.65%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 266 (13.31%) Security Cleared
2 207 (10.36%) SC Cleared
3 203 (10.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 202 (10.11%) Cisco Certification
5 155 (7.75%) MCSE
6 124 (6.20%) CCNP
7 119 (5.95%) Degree
8 115 (5.75%) CCNA
9 90 (4.50%) CISSP
10 85 (4.25%) ISTQB
11 83 (4.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 69 (3.45%) DV Cleared
13 62 (3.10%) MCP
14 51 (2.55%) MCITP
15 44 (2.20%) MCTS
15 44 (2.20%) CCIE
16 38 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (1.85%) GIAC
18 30 (1.50%) CEH
19 28 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.35%) QA
2 63 (3.15%) SLA
3 23 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 22 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 19 (0.95%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 3 (0.15%) GPG13
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
11 1 (0.050%) JTAG
11 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
System Software
1 611 (30.57%) Active Directory
2 217 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (4.45%) vSphere
4 82 (4.10%) Hyper-V
5 64 (3.20%) XenApp
6 52 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (2.50%) NFS
8 41 (2.05%) VMware ESX
9 35 (1.75%) Xen
10 33 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 22 (1.10%) Snort
12 21 (1.05%) Nmap
13 18 (0.90%) XenDesktop
13 18 (0.90%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 16 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.75%) ProxySG
15 15 (0.75%) vCloud
16 12 (0.60%) KVM
17 11 (0.55%) Squid
18 10 (0.50%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 147 (7.35%) SCCM
2 105 (5.25%) Puppet
3 65 (3.25%) Opscode Chef
4 64 (3.20%) HP Quality Center
5 60 (3.00%) SCOM
6 45 (2.25%) Backup Exec
7 35 (1.75%) Nessus
8 27 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 25 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (1.20%) WSUS
10 24 (1.20%) NetBackup
11 22 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 21 (1.05%) McAfee ePO
13 19 (0.95%) Nagios
14 16 (0.80%) HP SIM
15 14 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 14 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
16 13 (0.65%) Tivoli
17 12 (0.60%) ARCserve
17 12 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 643 (32.17%) Microsoft
2 409 (20.46%) Cisco
3 379 (18.96%) VMware
4 298 (14.91%) HP
5 234 (11.71%) Oracle
6 212 (10.61%) Citrix
7 120 (6.00%) Red Hat
8 117 (5.85%) CheckPoint
8 117 (5.85%) Juniper
9 106 (5.30%) F5
10 83 (4.15%) IBM
11 65 (3.25%) NetApp
12 60 (3.00%) EMC
13 56 (2.80%) Dell
14 53 (2.65%) Symantec
15 52 (2.60%) McAfee
16 49 (2.45%) Avaya
17 47 (2.35%) Blue Coat
18 41 (2.05%) SolarWinds
19 39 (1.95%) Lotus
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