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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 130 136 116
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 898 814 811
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.68% 1.56% 1.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.55% 11.84% 12.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 529 404 386
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £454 £479
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £320 £273
% change year-on-year
+7.81% +17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 66 119
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.92 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.64% -17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.85 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -12.50%

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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +16 841 £350 - 485
London +35 383 £363 -9.37% 138
South East -1 209 £388 +20.15% 127
City of London +31 90 £375 -6.25% 40
Berkshire +6 60 £409 +48.61% 48
East of England -9 53 £325 +49.42% 56
Yorkshire -8 47 £288 -14.17% 33
North West -15 45 £300 +22.44% 31
South West +18 43 £400 +14.28% 53
Surrey +21 42 £345 -13.75% 19
West Midlands +4 42 £340 +39.48% 31
Buckinghamshire +23 37 £370 +48.00% 13
Reading +23 36 £425 +47.82% 26
Hampshire -23 35 £400 +23.07% 18
Milton Keynes +25 30 £370 -17.77% 8
West Yorkshire -15 28 £288 -14.81% 15
Scotland -27 23 £342 -8.66% 16
Birmingham +1 21 £340 -24.44% 10
East Midlands -10 21 £347 -13.13% 13
Hertfordshire -6 20 £360 +89.47% 16
Cambridgeshire +1 17 £339 +2.65% 25
Wales -2 15 £330 -14.83% 10
Manchester -5 15 £375 +114.28% 19
Leeds -20 15 £281 -19.64% 7
Cheshire -20 15 £475 +71.17% 9
Wiltshire +12 13 £340 +4.61% 8
Edinburgh -1 13 £338 -15.62% 5
Gloucestershire -6 13 £450 +28.57% 11
Kent +4 12 £494 +41.07% 6
Shropshire +3 12 £495 +183.87% 2

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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.

1 877 (47.25%) Windows
2 596 (32.11%) Linux
3 584 (31.47%) DNS
4 501 (26.99%) Firewall
5 497 (26.78%) Cisco
5 497 (26.78%) Microsoft
6 455 (24.52%) Active Directory
7 373 (20.10%) WAN
8 372 (20.04%) VMware
9 368 (19.83%) LAN
10 352 (18.97%) DHCP
11 346 (18.64%) UNIX
12 305 (16.43%) ITIL
13 298 (16.06%) Finance
14 297 (16.00%) SSL
15 292 (15.73%) HTTP
16 280 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 272 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
18 264 (14.22%) VPN
19 250 (13.47%) Java
20 249 (13.42%) Security Cleared
21 232 (12.50%) SQL
22 228 (12.28%) MS Office
23 220 (11.85%) Windows 7
24 218 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
25 213 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
26 209 (11.26%) HP
27 202 (10.88%) MS Exchange
28 192 (10.34%) Citrix
28 192 (10.34%) Internet

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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
1 202 (10.88%) MS Exchange
2 133 (7.17%) IIS
3 115 (6.20%) Tomcat
4 103 (5.55%) Apache
5 81 (4.36%) WebSphere
6 80 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2010
7 59 (3.18%) SharePoint
8 58 (3.13%) WebLogic
9 56 (3.02%) JBoss
10 42 (2.26%) Jetty
11 40 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
12 36 (1.94%) nginx
13 29 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 28 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 27 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
16 26 (1.40%) WebSphere Application Server
17 24 (1.29%) OpenStack
18 22 (1.19%) Lync
19 19 (1.02%) MQSeries
20 16 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 228 (12.28%) MS Office
2 171 (9.21%) MS Excel
3 41 (2.21%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (0.38%) MS Project
6 6 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.11%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.054%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.054%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.054%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 25 (1.35%) RMDS
2 18 (0.97%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.16%) ResourceLink
3 3 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.11%) assyst
4 2 (0.11%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle General Ledger
5 1 (0.054%) Agresso
5 1 (0.054%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.054%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.054%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 93 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
4 30 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (1.51%) Office 365
6 25 (1.35%) Google App Engine
6 25 (1.35%) Google Cloud Platform
7 24 (1.29%) PaaS
8 13 (0.70%) Google Apps
8 13 (0.70%) SaaS
9 11 (0.59%) IaaS
10 7 (0.38%) Heroku
11 5 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.22%) Amazon S3
12 4 (0.22%) Engine Yard
12 4 (0.22%) GitHub
13 1 (0.054%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.054%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.054%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.054%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 584 (31.47%) DNS
2 501 (26.99%) Firewall
3 373 (20.10%) WAN
4 368 (19.83%) LAN
5 352 (18.97%) DHCP
6 297 (16.00%) SSL
7 292 (15.73%) HTTP
8 264 (14.22%) VPN
9 192 (10.34%) Internet
10 187 (10.08%) SAN
11 163 (8.78%) BGP
12 156 (8.41%) OSPF
13 147 (7.92%) Network Security
14 134 (7.22%) Wireless
15 129 (6.95%) IPsec
16 127 (6.84%) VoIP
17 122 (6.57%) Ethernet
17 122 (6.57%) MPLS
18 119 (6.41%) VLAN
19 102 (5.50%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 132 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 127 (6.84%) MySQL
3 108 (5.82%) MongoDB
4 60 (3.23%) Relational Database
5 48 (2.59%) NoSQL
6 47 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
7 45 (2.42%) RDBMS
8 39 (2.10%) Oracle Database
9 27 (1.45%) DB2
10 19 (1.02%) Big Data
10 19 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
11 15 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (0.75%) Apache Cassandra
13 11 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
14 8 (0.43%) Redis
14 8 (0.43%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.38%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.38%) SQLite
15 7 (0.38%) InterSystems Cache
16 6 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 125 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 91 (4.90%) Subversion
3 76 (4.09%) Git (software)
4 28 (1.51%) Maven
5 23 (1.24%) Visual Studio
6 19 (1.02%) Mercurial
6 19 (1.02%) JIRA
7 16 (0.86%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 13 (0.70%) Introscope
8 13 (0.70%) ClearCase
9 10 (0.54%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.48%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.48%) JMeter
10 9 (0.48%) JUnit
11 8 (0.43%) Selenium
11 8 (0.43%) Ant
11 8 (0.43%) MSI
11 8 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (0.32%) LabVIEW
General
1 298 (16.06%) Finance
2 147 (7.92%) Telecoms
3 122 (6.57%) Banking
4 48 (2.59%) Retail
5 39 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.51%) Financial Institution
7 23 (1.24%) Marketing
8 22 (1.19%) Multimedia
8 22 (1.19%) Back Office
9 20 (1.08%) Front Office
10 19 (1.02%) Electronics
11 17 (0.92%) Legal
12 16 (0.86%) Manufacturing
13 15 (0.81%) Billing
14 10 (0.54%) Spanish Language
14 10 (0.54%) Law
15 9 (0.48%) Games
16 7 (0.38%) Advertising
17 6 (0.32%) Military
18 5 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 251 (13.52%) Analyst
2 242 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 146 (7.87%) Developer
4 135 (7.27%) Support Engineer
5 95 (5.12%) Consultant
6 91 (4.90%) Support Analyst
7 84 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 84 (4.53%) Administrator
8 80 (4.31%) 2nd Line Support
9 64 (3.45%) Desktop Support
10 63 (3.39%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (3.29%) Systems Administrator
12 50 (2.69%) Service Analyst
12 50 (2.69%) Software Engineer
13 49 (2.64%) Service Desk Analyst
14 45 (2.42%) Security Engineer
15 44 (2.37%) Linux Engineer
15 44 (2.37%) Architect
16 42 (2.26%) Desktop Engineer
17 41 (2.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (5.55%) XML
2 92 (4.96%) .NET
3 89 (4.80%) HTML
4 87 (4.69%) Web Services
5 83 (4.47%) J2EE
6 70 (3.77%) Middleware
7 54 (2.91%) SOAP
8 39 (2.10%) Servlets
9 32 (1.72%) JSON
10 29 (1.56%) CSS
11 27 (1.45%) JSP
12 26 (1.40%) ASP.NET
12 26 (1.40%) JMS
13 24 (1.29%) Rendezvous
13 24 (1.29%) REST
14 21 (1.13%) FIX Protocol
15 20 (1.08%) STL
16 19 (1.02%) Application Packaging
17 17 (0.92%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (0.92%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 166 (8.94%) Data Centre
2 122 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (4.31%) Clustering
4 79 (4.26%) PKI
5 75 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 71 (3.83%) Computer Science
7 65 (3.50%) Blackberry
8 48 (2.59%) Client/Server
9 47 (2.53%) Device Driver
10 38 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 32 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
12 31 (1.67%) Replication
13 25 (1.35%) iPhone
13 25 (1.35%) iPad
14 24 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.02%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.86%) IVR
17 15 (0.81%) Mobile App
17 15 (0.81%) Equities
18 14 (0.75%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 877 (47.25%) Windows
2 596 (32.11%) Linux
3 346 (18.64%) UNIX
4 280 (15.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (11.85%) Windows 7
6 218 (11.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 144 (7.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 131 (7.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 127 (6.84%) Windows XP
10 115 (6.20%) Solaris
11 66 (3.56%) Windows 8
12 48 (2.59%) Android
13 40 (2.16%) SUSE
14 39 (2.10%) Mac OS X
15 34 (1.83%) AIX
16 29 (1.56%) Ubuntu
17 27 (1.45%) zOS
18 26 (1.40%) Windows 2000
19 24 (1.29%) CentOS
20 23 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (16.43%) ITIL
2 189 (10.18%) Configuration Management
3 153 (8.24%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (7.97%) Continuous Integration
5 147 (7.92%) Open Source
6 145 (7.81%) Project Management
7 122 (6.57%) DevOps
8 116 (6.25%) Load Balancing
9 110 (5.93%) Migration
10 82 (4.42%) Service Management
11 79 (4.26%) Software Engineering
12 75 (4.04%) Change Management
13 73 (3.93%) Incident Management
14 66 (3.56%) OO
15 65 (3.50%) Network Design
16 64 (3.45%) Service Delivery
17 61 (3.29%) Information Security
18 58 (3.13%) Network Management
19 54 (2.91%) Performance Tuning
20 53 (2.86%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 250 (13.47%) Java
2 232 (12.50%) SQL
3 145 (7.81%) Python
4 122 (6.57%) Perl
5 111 (5.98%) C
6 100 (5.39%) PowerShell
6 100 (5.39%) Ruby
7 95 (5.12%) Shell Script
8 92 (4.96%) C++
9 65 (3.50%) JavaScript
10 63 (3.39%) Bash Shell
11 57 (3.07%) C#
12 45 (2.42%) VBScript
13 42 (2.26%) PHP
14 23 (1.24%) Scala
15 21 (1.13%) Embedded C
15 21 (1.13%) VB
15 21 (1.13%) Korn
16 20 (1.08%) Go
17 13 (0.70%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (14.66%) Cisco Certification
2 249 (13.42%) Security Cleared
3 165 (8.89%) CCNA
4 152 (8.19%) CCNP
5 141 (7.60%) SC Cleared
6 132 (7.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 130 (7.00%) Degree
8 92 (4.96%) DV Cleared
9 86 (4.63%) MCSE
10 55 (2.96%) CISSP
11 51 (2.75%) CCIE
12 45 (2.42%) MCP
13 33 (1.78%) MCSA
14 32 (1.72%) CCIP
14 32 (1.72%) ISTQB
15 28 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 25 (1.35%) MCITP
17 22 (1.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 21 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
19 19 (1.02%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (3.18%) SLA
2 44 (2.37%) QA
3 35 (1.89%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 13 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.32%) GPG13
7 5 (0.27%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.054%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.054%) BS7799
8 1 (0.054%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.054%) HL7
System Software
1 455 (24.52%) Active Directory
2 213 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (5.66%) vSphere
4 90 (4.85%) Hyper-V
5 66 (3.56%) XenApp
6 55 (2.96%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (2.75%) VMware ESX
8 35 (1.89%) Xen
9 33 (1.78%) XenDesktop
10 32 (1.72%) Firmware
11 27 (1.45%) vCloud
12 26 (1.40%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 25 (1.35%) Snort
13 25 (1.35%) NFS
14 22 (1.19%) Terminal Services
15 18 (0.97%) Samba
16 16 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 14 (0.75%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
18 11 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 174 (9.38%) Puppet
2 134 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (5.60%) SCCM
4 54 (2.91%) SCOM
5 36 (1.94%) Salt
6 34 (1.83%) Ansible
7 32 (1.72%) HP Quality Center
8 27 (1.45%) Nagios
9 24 (1.29%) NetBackup
10 21 (1.13%) HP SIM
11 17 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
12 15 (0.81%) SCVMM
13 14 (0.75%) Vagrant
13 14 (0.75%) AirWatch
14 13 (0.70%) EdgeSight
14 13 (0.70%) CA Wily
15 12 (0.65%) WSUS
15 12 (0.65%) Backup Exec
16 11 (0.59%) Cisco CUCM
16 11 (0.59%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 497 (26.78%) Cisco
1 497 (26.78%) Microsoft
2 372 (20.04%) VMware
3 209 (11.26%) HP
4 192 (10.34%) Citrix
5 189 (10.18%) Oracle
6 173 (9.32%) Juniper
7 139 (7.49%) Red Hat
8 122 (6.57%) F5
9 119 (6.41%) CheckPoint
10 106 (5.71%) IBM
11 68 (3.66%) Dell
12 64 (3.45%) Blue Coat
13 63 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 58 (3.13%) NetApp
15 51 (2.75%) McAfee
15 51 (2.75%) Bloomberg
16 47 (2.53%) Sun
17 46 (2.48%) Symantec
18 44 (2.37%) Apple
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