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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 131 113 85
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -28
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 895 836 1260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.59% 1.75% 2.08%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.33% 11.57% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 382 591
Average daily rate £350 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £484 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 134 158
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £11.00 £13.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £42.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -25 830 £350 +7.69% 361
London +10 384 £400 - 140
South East -18 204 £300 +13.20% 89
City of London -11 86 £400 -1.84% 42
Berkshire -10 62 £255 -27.14% 39
East of England -14 54 £224 -31.15% 32
Hampshire -1 51 £325 +24.40% 12
South West -20 46 £350 +19.14% 16
Surrey +5 43 £331 +27.40% 15
North West -10 38 £235 -9.61% 29
Yorkshire -15 37 £335 +34.00% 21
Scotland -4 32 £327 -6.71% 10
West Midlands -24 29 £325 +94.02% 12
East Midlands -16 27 £400 +23.07% 16
West Yorkshire -19 25 £350 +40.00% 10
Hertfordshire +12 23 £165 -34.00% 7
Reading -12 23 £255 +2.00% 20
Leeds -14 22 £350 +40.00% 5
Cheshire -1 19 £398 - 7
Dorset +9 16 £415 +38.33% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 15 £400 +23.07% 5
Gloucestershire +6 14 £350 -22.22% 2
Essex -22 14 £275 -15.38% 1
Bournemouth +6 13 £415 +38.33% 2
Edinburgh -20 13 £380 +90.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -28 13 £250 -16.66% 7
West Sussex +9 12 £300 - 2
Chester -8 12 £320 -
Wales -14 12 £305 +21.39% 2
Nottingham -1 11 £400 +18.51% 3

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1004 (58.78%) Windows
2 571 (33.43%) Active Directory
3 565 (33.08%) Microsoft
4 490 (28.69%) Linux
5 488 (28.57%) DNS
6 423 (24.77%) WAN
7 410 (24.00%) LAN
8 407 (23.83%) Firewall
9 400 (23.42%) Cisco
10 364 (21.31%) VMware
11 354 (20.73%) UNIX
12 323 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
13 315 (18.44%) ITIL
14 283 (16.57%) SQL
15 274 (16.04%) DHCP
16 266 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
17 265 (15.52%) Windows 7
18 263 (15.40%) VPN
19 255 (14.93%) MS Exchange
20 254 (14.87%) Windows XP
21 244 (14.29%) SQL Server
22 239 (13.99%) Citrix
23 236 (13.82%) Oracle
24 231 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
25 228 (13.35%) HP
26 221 (12.94%) SAN
26 221 (12.94%) MS Excel
27 218 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
28 213 (12.47%) HTTP
29 211 (12.35%) Finance

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 255 (14.93%) MS Exchange
2 148 (8.67%) IIS
3 116 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 94 (5.50%) Apache
5 76 (4.45%) SharePoint
5 76 (4.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 74 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 65 (3.81%) Tomcat
8 39 (2.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 35 (2.05%) Lync
10 33 (1.93%) IBM Notes
10 33 (1.93%) Node.js
11 28 (1.64%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.58%) WebLogic
13 21 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
14 19 (1.11%) nginx
15 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
15 9 (0.53%) Lotus Domino
15 9 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 221 (12.94%) MS Excel
2 204 (11.94%) MS Office
3 15 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 14 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 10 (0.59%) MS Project
6 9 (0.53%) InfoPath
7 5 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.18%) FrameMaker
9 1 (0.059%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.059%) Pro/ENGINEER
9 1 (0.059%) CATIA
9 1 (0.059%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.059%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.059%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 35 (2.05%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.35%) Oracle ERP
3 6 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.29%) RMDS
5 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.12%) assyst
6 2 (0.12%) 3000 Xtra
7 1 (0.059%) Eikon
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle BRM
7 1 (0.059%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.059%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle CRM
7 1 (0.059%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 59 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
3 26 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 21 (1.23%) Office 365
5 18 (1.05%) Amazon S3
6 12 (0.70%) SaaS
7 6 (0.35%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.35%) Route 53
8 5 (0.29%) CloudFront
8 5 (0.29%) PaaS
9 3 (0.18%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (0.12%) Heroku
10 2 (0.12%) IaaS
11 1 (0.059%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 488 (28.57%) DNS
2 423 (24.77%) WAN
3 410 (24.00%) LAN
4 407 (23.83%) Firewall
5 274 (16.04%) DHCP
6 263 (15.40%) VPN
7 221 (12.94%) SAN
8 213 (12.47%) HTTP
9 187 (10.95%) Internet
10 175 (10.25%) SSL
11 132 (7.73%) MPLS
12 128 (7.49%) Wireless
13 120 (7.03%) Ethernet
14 118 (6.91%) BGP
14 118 (6.91%) VLAN
15 116 (6.79%) Network Security
16 111 (6.50%) VoIP
17 110 (6.44%) OSPF
18 93 (5.44%) NAS
19 81 (4.74%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 53 (3.10%) MySQL
3 49 (2.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 37 (2.17%) Oracle Database
5 35 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
6 23 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 16 (0.94%) NoSQL
8 13 (0.76%) Apache Cassandra
9 12 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.59%) DB2
10 10 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 9 (0.53%) PostgreSQL
12 8 (0.47%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
13 7 (0.41%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.41%) Cognos Impromptu
13 7 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
13 7 (0.41%) SQLPlus
14 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 5 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 37 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 35 (2.05%) Git (software)
3 29 (1.70%) Subversion
4 23 (1.35%) ClearCase
4 23 (1.35%) JIRA
5 22 (1.29%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (1.11%) LoadRunner
7 16 (0.94%) Visual Studio
7 16 (0.94%) JUnit
8 12 (0.70%) QuickTest Pro
9 11 (0.64%) Maven
9 11 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 9 (0.53%) Selenium
10 9 (0.53%) Eclipse
11 8 (0.47%) FitNesse
12 7 (0.41%) MSI
13 6 (0.35%) Toad
13 6 (0.35%) Moq
14 5 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
14 5 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 211 (12.35%) Finance
2 127 (7.44%) Telecoms
3 123 (7.20%) Banking
4 37 (2.17%) Retail
5 36 (2.11%) Investment Banking
6 34 (1.99%) Law
6 34 (1.99%) Front Office
7 33 (1.93%) Legal
8 25 (1.46%) Marketing
9 21 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 20 (1.17%) Back Office
10 20 (1.17%) Financial Institution
11 18 (1.05%) Advertising
12 11 (0.64%) French Language
13 9 (0.53%) Electronics
14 8 (0.47%) Games
14 8 (0.47%) Billing
15 5 (0.29%) German Language
15 5 (0.29%) Spanish Language
15 5 (0.29%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 262 (15.34%) Analyst
2 162 (9.48%) Support Engineer
3 149 (8.72%) Network Engineer
4 147 (8.61%) Developer
5 130 (7.61%) Administrator
6 104 (6.09%) Support Analyst
7 103 (6.03%) Consultant
8 99 (5.80%) Desktop Support
9 98 (5.74%) Architect
10 76 (4.45%) Systems Administrator
11 74 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support
12 67 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 53 (3.10%) IT Support
14 51 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
15 46 (2.69%) Service Desk Analyst
16 45 (2.63%) Service Analyst
17 43 (2.52%) Server Engineer
18 42 (2.46%) Desktop Analyst
18 42 (2.46%) UNIX Administrator
18 42 (2.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (7.73%) .NET
2 105 (6.15%) HTML
3 89 (5.21%) Web Services
4 72 (4.22%) XML
5 48 (2.81%) ASP.NET
6 43 (2.52%) SOAP
7 37 (2.17%) J2EE
8 34 (1.99%) JSP
9 33 (1.93%) CSS
9 33 (1.93%) Middleware
10 30 (1.76%) FIX Protocol
11 29 (1.70%) REST
12 21 (1.23%) JSON
13 18 (1.05%) Application Packaging
14 16 (0.94%) WPF
15 15 (0.88%) .NET Framework
16 14 (0.82%) XSLT
16 14 (0.82%) LINQ
17 13 (0.76%) HTML5
17 13 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 131 (7.67%) Clustering
2 84 (4.92%) Blackberry
3 59 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 46 (2.69%) Management Information System
5 45 (2.63%) Open Source
6 33 (1.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 33 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
7 32 (1.87%) Computer Science
7 32 (1.87%) Replication
8 27 (1.58%) PKI
9 24 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 24 (1.41%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.00%) CLARiiON
11 16 (0.94%) Derivative
12 15 (0.88%) Mathematics
13 14 (0.82%) AS400
13 14 (0.82%) Device Driver
13 14 (0.82%) e-Health
13 14 (0.82%) iPhone
14 13 (0.76%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 1004 (58.78%) Windows
2 490 (28.69%) Linux
3 354 (20.73%) UNIX
4 323 (18.91%) Windows Server 2008
5 266 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 265 (15.52%) Windows 7
7 254 (14.87%) Windows XP
8 107 (6.26%) Solaris
9 102 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 60 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
11 46 (2.69%) Windows 2000
12 41 (2.40%) Windows Vista
13 40 (2.34%) Windows 8
14 31 (1.81%) Windows 2000 Server
15 27 (1.58%) Mac OS X
16 23 (1.35%) Android
16 23 (1.35%) Ubuntu
17 22 (1.29%) Apple iOS
18 20 (1.17%) AIX
19 18 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 315 (18.44%) ITIL
2 99 (5.80%) Load Balancing
3 94 (5.50%) Configuration Management
4 89 (5.21%) Project Management
5 83 (4.86%) Migration
6 78 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 73 (4.27%) Software Engineering
8 66 (3.86%) Multithreading
8 66 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (3.81%) Problem Management
9 65 (3.81%) Change Management
10 64 (3.75%) Agile Software Development
11 53 (3.10%) Incident Management
12 49 (2.87%) Network Management
13 48 (2.81%) Service Management
13 48 (2.81%) Performance Monitoring
14 46 (2.69%) Information Security
15 45 (2.63%) SIEM
16 44 (2.58%) Service Delivery
17 43 (2.52%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 283 (16.57%) SQL
2 197 (11.53%) Java
3 139 (8.14%) Perl
4 111 (6.50%) C++
5 109 (6.38%) Python
6 94 (5.50%) C
7 88 (5.15%) PowerShell
8 80 (4.68%) JavaScript
9 69 (4.04%) Shell Script
10 68 (3.98%) C#
11 65 (3.81%) Ruby
12 64 (3.75%) PHP
13 62 (3.63%) Bash Shell
14 43 (2.52%) VB
15 35 (2.05%) VBScript
16 14 (0.82%) Korn
17 12 (0.70%) Embedded C
18 10 (0.59%) Bourne shell
19 9 (0.53%) VB.NET
20 7 (0.41%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 218 (12.76%) Cisco Certification
2 152 (8.90%) Security Cleared
3 141 (8.26%) CCNP
4 129 (7.55%) Degree
5 126 (7.38%) SC Cleared
6 121 (7.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 120 (7.03%) CCNA
8 92 (5.39%) MCSE
9 46 (2.69%) CISSP
10 45 (2.63%) MCP
10 45 (2.63%) CCIE
11 36 (2.11%) DV Cleared
11 36 (2.11%) MCSA
12 35 (2.05%) ISTQB
13 32 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 30 (1.76%) MCITP
14 30 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
15 25 (1.46%) CCDP
16 21 (1.23%) CISM
17 19 (1.11%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (4.33%) SLA
2 41 (2.40%) QA
3 14 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.29%) DO-178B
5 5 (0.29%) ISO 9001
5 5 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.29%) BS7799
6 3 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.059%) GPG13
7 1 (0.059%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.059%) JTAG
7 1 (0.059%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.059%) TickIT
System Software
1 571 (33.43%) Active Directory
2 231 (13.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (5.97%) XenApp
4 101 (5.91%) vSphere
5 72 (4.22%) Hyper-V
6 60 (3.51%) NFS
7 51 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 50 (2.93%) XenDesktop
9 45 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
10 27 (1.58%) Xen
11 18 (1.05%) Samba
11 18 (1.05%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.00%) Nmap
13 14 (0.82%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 13 (0.76%) Sendmail
15 12 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 11 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
16 11 (0.64%) ProxySG
17 10 (0.59%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.59%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 80 (4.68%) SCCM
2 78 (4.57%) Puppet
3 54 (3.16%) Opscode Chef
4 49 (2.87%) HP Quality Center
5 47 (2.75%) SCOM
6 32 (1.87%) Backup Exec
7 28 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
8 25 (1.46%) BladeLogic
9 23 (1.35%) NetBackup
10 20 (1.17%) EMC NetWorker
11 18 (1.05%) Nagios
11 18 (1.05%) Nessus
12 16 (0.94%) Ganglia
13 15 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
14 13 (0.76%) HP SIM
14 13 (0.76%) WSUS
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
15 12 (0.70%) ARCserve
16 10 (0.59%) Netcool
17 9 (0.53%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 565 (33.08%) Microsoft
2 400 (23.42%) Cisco
3 364 (21.31%) VMware
4 239 (13.99%) Citrix
5 236 (13.82%) Oracle
6 228 (13.35%) HP
7 123 (7.20%) Red Hat
8 98 (5.74%) EMC
9 93 (5.44%) CheckPoint
10 88 (5.15%) Juniper
11 80 (4.68%) IBM
12 79 (4.63%) NetApp
13 64 (3.75%) Symantec
14 61 (3.57%) Dell
15 59 (3.45%) F5
16 53 (3.10%) CA
17 47 (2.75%) Avaya
17 47 (2.75%) Sun
18 38 (2.22%) McAfee
19 37 (2.17%) Remedy
London
2Source Talent
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The 100 Company
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
The 100 Company
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £34 - £43 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Pension and Other Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Roc Search
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Proteus Europe
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £9 to £12 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Advantage Resourcing
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Certes Computing Ltd (Birmingham)
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer People
Rate: £250.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £12 - £14 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago