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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 135 130 131
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 994 977 909
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.79% 1.75% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.65% 11.72% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 531 471
Median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £353 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
+3.67% +8.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 75 66
Median hourly rate £19.00 £16.78 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.23% +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £45.00 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.63 £16.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+26.92% +8.33%

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -21 877 £395 +12.85% 289
London -32 355 £425 +13.33% 98
South East -12 234 £375 - 71
Scotland +33 77 £318 -5.92% 3
Berkshire +16 77 £380 -1.93% 25
Surrey -6 58 £400 +18.51% 14
South West +17 56 £375 - 31
North East +8 56 £320 +16.36% 12
City of London 0 54 £425 +10.38% 25
North West -7 54 £360 +30.90% 14
Tyne and Wear +8 49 £320 +16.36% 8
Reading +6 49 £380 -10.58% 9
Newcastle upon Tyne +2 49 £320 +16.36% 8
Hampshire -2 48 £320 -20.00% 15
Yorkshire -6 44 £475 +65.21% 22
East of England -8 43 £348 -0.71% 29
Manchester +7 32 £400 +77.77% 9
Renfrewshire -10 31 £315 -9.34%
Erskine -9 30 £315 -9.34%
West Yorkshire +9 27 £470 +63.47% 13
West Midlands -23 22 £338 -2.87% 12
Wales +12 21 £400 +31.14% 3
Wiltshire +3 19 £425 +21.42% 4
Glasgow +20 18 £205 -45.33%
South Wales +8 17 £400 +31.14% 3
Leeds -4 17 £525 +86.66% 8
Bristol +14 15 £400 - 6
Hertfordshire +3 15 £375 +5.63% 5
South Yorkshire +3 13 £488 +150.00% 1
East Midlands -3 13 £265 -33.75% 2

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 885 (45.29%) Windows
2 755 (38.64%) Linux
3 657 (33.62%) DNS
4 532 (27.23%) Firewall
5 504 (25.79%) Cisco
6 487 (24.92%) Microsoft
7 479 (24.51%) Active Directory
8 447 (22.88%) HTTP
9 438 (22.42%) Unix
10 432 (22.11%) ITIL
11 408 (20.88%) WAN
12 393 (20.11%) LAN
13 379 (19.40%) DHCP
14 376 (19.24%) Java
15 375 (19.19%) VMware
16 370 (18.94%) Windows Server
17 347 (17.76%) SSL
18 319 (16.33%) Finance
19 286 (14.64%) VPN
20 274 (14.02%) Perl
21 273 (13.97%) Security Cleared
22 271 (13.87%) Configuration Management
23 266 (13.61%) SQL
23 266 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
24 264 (13.51%) Python
25 262 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
26 254 (13.00%) Puppet
27 240 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
28 233 (11.92%) DevOps
29 229 (11.72%) Jenkins

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
1 206 (10.54%) Apache
2 174 (8.90%) MS Exchange
3 152 (7.78%) Tomcat
4 143 (7.32%) IIS
5 92 (4.71%) WebSphere
6 85 (4.35%) Jetty
7 73 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 73 (3.74%) SharePoint
8 62 (3.17%) nginx
9 58 (2.97%) Node.js
10 41 (2.10%) Skype for Business
11 40 (2.05%) IBM Notes
12 36 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2007
13 35 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
14 34 (1.74%) JBoss
15 33 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 32 (1.64%) OpenStack
16 32 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
17 29 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
18 27 (1.38%) Confluence
Applications
1 209 (10.70%) MS Office
2 167 (8.55%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.92%) Acrobat
5 11 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (0.46%) HipChat
7 6 (0.31%) QuarkXPress
8 3 (0.15%) MS Project
9 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 17 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.15%) Eikon
4 2 (0.10%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.10%) Primavera
5 1 (0.051%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.051%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.051%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.051%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 168 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
2 95 (4.86%) Office 365
3 63 (3.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (2.20%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 31 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 30 (1.54%) Google App Engine
8 20 (1.02%) Mimecast
8 20 (1.02%) SaaS
9 13 (0.67%) PaaS
10 9 (0.46%) Amazon S3
10 9 (0.46%) Google Apps
11 8 (0.41%) IaaS
12 6 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
13 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.20%) GitHub
14 3 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
14 3 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
15 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 657 (33.62%) DNS
2 532 (27.23%) Firewall
3 447 (22.88%) HTTP
4 408 (20.88%) WAN
5 393 (20.11%) LAN
6 379 (19.40%) DHCP
7 347 (17.76%) SSL
8 286 (14.64%) VPN
9 223 (11.41%) Internet
10 203 (10.39%) Network Security
11 187 (9.57%) Wireless
12 171 (8.75%) SAN
13 157 (8.03%) IPsec
14 152 (7.78%) BGP
15 134 (6.86%) MPLS
16 130 (6.65%) FTP
17 126 (6.45%) OSPF
18 117 (5.99%) VoIP
19 108 (5.53%) SNMP
20 102 (5.22%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 183 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 104 (5.32%) Relational Database
3 102 (5.22%) MySQL
4 101 (5.17%) MongoDB
5 84 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 67 (3.43%) NoSQL
7 62 (3.17%) Oracle Database
8 42 (2.15%) DB2
9 40 (2.05%) Apache Cassandra
10 26 (1.33%) Redis
11 25 (1.28%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.13%) SQL Server 2012
13 19 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
15 11 (0.56%) Hadoop
15 11 (0.56%) PowerCenter
16 9 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.36%) Neo4j
18 6 (0.31%) Big Data
18 6 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 229 (11.72%) Jenkins
2 117 (5.99%) Git (software)
3 91 (4.66%) Subversion
4 73 (3.74%) Maven
5 61 (3.12%) JUnit
5 61 (3.12%) Travis CI
6 56 (2.87%) Visual Studio
7 50 (2.56%) Gradle
8 41 (2.10%) JIRA
9 37 (1.89%) Mockito
10 29 (1.48%) Cucumber
11 27 (1.38%) Eclipse
12 26 (1.33%) IntelliJ
13 23 (1.18%) JMeter
14 17 (0.87%) Selenium
15 12 (0.61%) Log4j
15 12 (0.61%) SoapUI
15 12 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (0.61%) TeamCity
16 10 (0.51%) Hudson
General
1 319 (16.33%) Finance
2 116 (5.94%) Banking
3 101 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 44 (2.25%) Front Office
5 42 (2.15%) Investment Banking
6 41 (2.10%) Marketing
7 36 (1.84%) Back Office
8 32 (1.64%) Retail
9 28 (1.43%) Legal
10 27 (1.38%) Games
11 26 (1.33%) Manufacturing
12 23 (1.18%) Electronics
13 17 (0.87%) Billing
14 13 (0.67%) Advertising
15 12 (0.61%) Law
16 10 (0.51%) Financial Institution
17 6 (0.31%) Spanish Language
18 4 (0.20%) Local Government
18 4 (0.20%) Multimedia
18 4 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 278 (14.23%) Analyst
2 252 (12.90%) Network Engineer
3 236 (12.08%) Developer
4 177 (9.06%) Support Engineer
5 124 (6.35%) DevOps Engineer
6 115 (5.89%) Administrator
7 103 (5.27%) Java Developer
8 98 (5.02%) Linux Engineer
9 82 (4.20%) Support Analyst
10 75 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
11 70 (3.58%) Security Engineer
12 66 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
12 66 (3.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 65 (3.33%) Consultant
14 64 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
14 64 (3.28%) Desktop Support
15 59 (3.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 59 (3.02%) Software Engineer
16 55 (2.81%) Service Analyst
17 49 (2.51%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (7.88%) Web Services
2 152 (7.78%) .NET
3 114 (5.83%) HTML
4 99 (5.07%) XML
5 97 (4.96%) J2EE
6 94 (4.81%) CSS
7 91 (4.66%) REST
8 74 (3.79%) Spring
9 65 (3.33%) 802.1X
9 65 (3.33%) Servlets
10 61 (3.12%) LAMP
11 57 (2.92%) Middleware
12 52 (2.66%) SOAP
13 50 (2.56%) AngularJS
14 45 (2.30%) JSON
15 44 (2.25%) Ajax
16 43 (2.20%) Hibernate
17 36 (1.84%) Guice
18 33 (1.69%) FIX Protocol
19 29 (1.48%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 168 (8.60%) Data Centre
2 121 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (4.15%) Computer Science
3 81 (4.15%) Management Information System
4 77 (3.94%) Blackberry
5 73 (3.74%) Clustering
6 42 (2.15%) Cryptography
7 40 (2.05%) PKI
8 31 (1.59%) Driving Licence
8 31 (1.59%) Equities
9 29 (1.48%) Client/Server
9 29 (1.48%) iPad
10 28 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
10 28 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (1.38%) Public Cloud
12 25 (1.28%) Algorithms
13 23 (1.18%) Security Operations Centre
14 21 (1.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 20 (1.02%) Mainframe
15 20 (1.02%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 885 (45.29%) Windows
2 755 (38.64%) Linux
3 438 (22.42%) Unix
4 370 (18.94%) Windows Server
5 184 (9.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 181 (9.26%) Windows 7
7 171 (8.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 153 (7.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 134 (6.86%) Windows XP
10 124 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 98 (5.02%) Solaris
12 70 (3.58%) CentOS
13 54 (2.76%) Mac OS X
14 52 (2.66%) Windows 8
15 50 (2.56%) AIX
16 24 (1.23%) Android
17 19 (0.97%) Apple iOS
18 18 (0.92%) Ubuntu
19 17 (0.87%) Windows 10
19 17 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 432 (22.11%) ITIL
2 271 (13.87%) Configuration Management
3 262 (13.41%) Agile Software Development
4 233 (11.92%) DevOps
5 218 (11.16%) Continuous Integration
6 160 (8.19%) Open Source
7 140 (7.16%) Load Balancing
8 136 (6.96%) High Availability
9 134 (6.86%) Software Engineering
10 122 (6.24%) Change Management
11 106 (5.42%) Incident Management
11 106 (5.42%) Multithreading
12 98 (5.02%) Mentoring
12 98 (5.02%) OO
13 97 (4.96%) Migration
14 95 (4.86%) Unit Testing
15 91 (4.66%) Scrum
16 84 (4.30%) Service Delivery
17 82 (4.20%) Problem Management
18 79 (4.04%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 376 (19.24%) Java
2 274 (14.02%) Perl
3 266 (13.61%) SQL
4 264 (13.51%) Python
5 147 (7.52%) PowerShell
6 144 (7.37%) C++
7 141 (7.22%) Bash Shell
8 120 (6.14%) C
9 119 (6.09%) Ruby
10 116 (5.94%) Shell Script
11 107 (5.48%) JavaScript
12 89 (4.55%) C#
13 53 (2.71%) PHP
13 53 (2.71%) VB
14 35 (1.79%) Korn
15 33 (1.69%) VBScript
16 27 (1.38%) Go
16 27 (1.38%) Groovy
17 24 (1.23%) C-shell
18 23 (1.18%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 273 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 266 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
3 192 (9.83%) SC Cleared
4 172 (8.80%) CCNA
5 149 (7.63%) CCNP
6 140 (7.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 105 (5.37%) Degree
8 83 (4.25%) MCSE
9 64 (3.28%) CISSP
10 58 (2.97%) CCIE
11 56 (2.87%) MCSA
12 51 (2.61%) MCP
13 37 (1.89%) DV Cleared
14 36 (1.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (1.48%) CCDP
16 27 (1.38%) GCIH
17 26 (1.33%) GCIA
18 24 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
19 23 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
20 22 (1.13%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 87 (4.45%) SLA
2 55 (2.81%) PCI DSS
3 29 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
5 23 (1.18%) QA
6 16 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.31%) OIPF
8 4 (0.20%) COBIT
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 8583
8 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
8 4 (0.20%) MISRA
9 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) ISO22301
11 1 (0.051%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.051%) ISO 9002
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
11 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 479 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 240 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (3.68%) Hyper-V
4 65 (3.33%) Docker
5 59 (3.02%) vSphere
6 55 (2.81%) Samba
7 43 (2.20%) XenApp
8 41 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
8 41 (2.10%) Xen
9 40 (2.05%) NFS
10 37 (1.89%) Firmware
11 24 (1.23%) vCloud
12 20 (1.02%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 18 (0.92%) VMware ESX
14 17 (0.87%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 13 (0.67%) Snort
16 11 (0.56%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.51%) ISA Server
18 9 (0.46%) Terminal Services
18 9 (0.46%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 254 (13.00%) Puppet
2 132 (6.76%) Opscode Chef
3 91 (4.66%) Ansible
4 80 (4.09%) SCCM
5 59 (3.02%) Nagios
6 42 (2.15%) Tivoli
7 32 (1.64%) Salt
8 28 (1.43%) Graphite
9 27 (1.38%) Norton AntiVirus
10 24 (1.23%) Backup Exec
10 24 (1.23%) logstash
11 21 (1.07%) Grafana
11 21 (1.07%) MOM
12 20 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
13 19 (0.97%) Nessus
13 19 (0.97%) NetBackup
13 19 (0.97%) WSUS
14 18 (0.92%) FortiGate
14 18 (0.92%) SCOM
14 18 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 504 (25.79%) Cisco
2 487 (24.92%) Microsoft
3 375 (19.19%) VMware
4 225 (11.51%) Oracle
5 190 (9.72%) HP
6 163 (8.34%) Red Hat
7 158 (8.09%) Citrix
8 132 (6.76%) CheckPoint
9 131 (6.70%) F5
10 126 (6.45%) Juniper
11 95 (4.86%) IBM
12 84 (4.30%) Dell
13 59 (3.02%) Remedy
14 56 (2.87%) Symantec
15 53 (2.71%) EMC
16 45 (2.30%) Avaya
17 44 (2.25%) Google
18 40 (2.05%) BMC
18 40 (2.05%) Lotus
19 39 (2.00%) CA
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £10 per hour
Posted: 1 hour ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . 3 Months+ contract.
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . Contract length: 3 months +
Posted: 2 hours ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harris Global
Posted: 3 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 - £265.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £18.00 - £24.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Chippenham
Capita plc
Rate: £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £440 per day + depending experience
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Herefordshire
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Bankside Recruitment
Rate: £25,000 - £35,000 per year plus on-going training and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: From £30 to £42 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: 5 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Computer People
Rate: £300.00 - £340.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
LA International
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
CPS Group UK
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
United Kingdom
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Taunton, Somerset
Reed Technology
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £195 - £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Competitive Daily Rate
Posted: 6 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £195 - £269 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Absolute Solution Limited
Rate: From £45,000 to £48,000 per annum plus bonus and excellent bens
Posted: 6 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Talent Solutions
Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Alderbridge Network Recruitment
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago