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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 143 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 962 1064 1122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.84% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.83% 13.48% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 597 680 606
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £204 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £336
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +4.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 105
Median hourly rate £33.00 £17.33 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+90.42% -6.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £17.42 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+112.46% -3.25%

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
8132 7895 8557
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.44% 13.67% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4960 4557 4738
Median daily rate £400 £387 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.35% +6.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £520 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £347
% change year-on-year
- +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 539 480
Median hourly rate £28.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.33 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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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 -25 877 £400 +6.66% 317
London +10 420 £425 +6.18% 103
South East -68 132 £361 +3.14% 73
North East +10 76 £325 -7.14%
Tyne and Wear +13 73 £325 -21.21%
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 71 £330 -20.00%
East of England +31 64 £480 +31.50% 31
North West -7 61 £425 -4.49% 29
City of London +5 58 £475 +11.76% 23
South West +18 53 £375 -13.79% 33
Scotland +17 43 £275 - 4
Berkshire -37 42 £363 +1.39% 17
Manchester +14 40 £400 -13.51% 19
Yorkshire -34 37 £500 +53.84% 21
Surrey +7 36 £400 +9.58% 14
West Midlands -9 28 £419 +26.89% 12
Essex +23 24 £520 +23.07% 3
West Yorkshire -21 22 £475 +35.71% 14
Croydon -2 18 £438 -12.50%
Hampshire -23 18 £350 +3.70% 21
Wales +10 17 £415 +9.21% 3
Bristol +9 17 £513 +30.15% 10
Cambridgeshire +23 16 - - 14
Glasgow +20 16 £225 -18.18% 4
South Wales +18 16 £415 +9.21% 3
Gloucestershire -2 16 £350 -10.82% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 13 £400 +14.28% 6
Edinburgh +14 13 £275 -4.34%
Milton Keynes +10 13 £400 +14.28% 5
Leeds -17 13 £450 +28.57% 13

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 901 (45.48%) Windows
2 780 (39.37%) Linux
3 597 (30.14%) DNS
4 567 (28.62%) Firewall
5 522 (26.35%) Cisco
6 484 (24.43%) Microsoft
7 458 (23.12%) ITIL
8 455 (22.97%) Active Directory
9 432 (21.81%) VMware
10 428 (21.61%) WAN
11 427 (21.55%) Security Cleared
12 409 (20.65%) Unix
13 380 (19.18%) LAN
14 369 (18.63%) Windows Server
15 366 (18.48%) DHCP
16 340 (17.16%) SC Cleared
17 331 (16.71%) SSL
18 324 (16.36%) HTTP
19 309 (15.60%) Perl
20 303 (15.30%) DevOps
21 301 (15.19%) Python
22 296 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
23 272 (13.73%) VPN
24 270 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
25 269 (13.58%) Oracle
26 263 (13.28%) SQL
27 249 (12.57%) Finance
28 246 (12.42%) Java
29 241 (12.17%) MS Excel
29 241 (12.17%) Puppet

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
1 185 (9.34%) Apache
2 146 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 132 (6.66%) IIS
4 108 (5.45%) Tomcat
5 85 (4.29%) WebSphere
6 79 (3.99%) OpenStack
7 63 (3.18%) SharePoint
8 58 (2.93%) Exchange Server 2010
9 53 (2.68%) JBoss
10 50 (2.52%) Skype for Business
11 46 (2.32%) nginx
12 38 (1.92%) WebLogic
13 32 (1.62%) Jetty
14 31 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
14 31 (1.56%) IBM Notes
14 31 (1.56%) Mongrel
15 29 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
16 27 (1.36%) Confluence
16 27 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
17 26 (1.31%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 241 (12.17%) MS Excel
2 188 (9.49%) MS Office
3 27 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.45%) MS Project
6 4 (0.20%) HipChat
7 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.10%) InDesign
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.050%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 25 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 19 (0.96%) RMDS
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.050%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.050%) Infor M3
6 1 (0.050%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.050%) Primavera
6 1 (0.050%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 184 (9.29%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (4.14%) Office 365
3 78 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 46 (2.32%) Cloud Computing
5 31 (1.56%) GitHub
6 27 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (0.96%) PaaS
8 17 (0.86%) Google App Engine
8 17 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 14 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 12 (0.61%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.61%) SaaS
11 11 (0.56%) IaaS
12 9 (0.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 8 (0.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.40%) Route 53
14 7 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
15 6 (0.30%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.30%) Mimecast
16 3 (0.15%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 597 (30.14%) DNS
2 567 (28.62%) Firewall
3 428 (21.61%) WAN
4 380 (19.18%) LAN
5 366 (18.48%) DHCP
6 331 (16.71%) SSL
7 324 (16.36%) HTTP
8 272 (13.73%) VPN
9 212 (10.70%) Wireless
10 181 (9.14%) Internet
11 177 (8.93%) SAN
12 174 (8.78%) Network Security
13 162 (8.18%) BGP
14 159 (8.03%) VoIP
15 154 (7.77%) OSPF
16 149 (7.52%) Cisco ASA
17 147 (7.42%) SNMP
18 131 (6.61%) IPsec
19 130 (6.56%) MPLS
20 105 (5.30%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 171 (8.63%) MySQL
3 119 (6.01%) PostgreSQL
4 96 (4.85%) MongoDB
5 60 (3.03%) Redis
6 59 (2.98%) DB2
7 53 (2.68%) Relational Database
8 36 (1.82%) NoSQL
9 34 (1.72%) Oracle Database
10 27 (1.36%) Big Data
11 26 (1.31%) SQL Server 2008
12 22 (1.11%) Hadoop
13 21 (1.06%) RDBMS
14 15 (0.76%) Amazon RDS
15 12 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
15 12 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
16 11 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
17 10 (0.50%) Sqoop
18 9 (0.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 9 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 215 (10.85%) Jenkins
2 109 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 66 (3.33%) Subversion
4 58 (2.93%) Visual Studio
5 54 (2.73%) Travis CI
6 38 (1.92%) StarTeam
7 32 (1.62%) Vagrant
8 30 (1.51%) Eclipse
8 30 (1.51%) Team Foundation Server
9 28 (1.41%) Rational DOORS
10 24 (1.21%) Bitbucket
10 24 (1.21%) JIRA
11 20 (1.01%) GoCD
12 18 (0.91%) ClearCase
13 15 (0.76%) Maven
14 12 (0.61%) Artifactory
14 12 (0.61%) JUnit
15 11 (0.56%) GitLab
16 10 (0.50%) Selenium
17 9 (0.45%) Mercurial
General
1 249 (12.57%) Finance
2 100 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 71 (3.58%) Banking
4 53 (2.68%) Marketing
5 51 (2.57%) Retail
6 33 (1.67%) Electronics
7 31 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 23 (1.16%) Back Office
8 23 (1.16%) Legal
9 20 (1.01%) Front Office
9 20 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 17 (0.86%) Advertising
10 17 (0.86%) Financial Institution
11 16 (0.81%) Billing
12 10 (0.50%) Military
13 9 (0.45%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.40%) Automotive
14 8 (0.40%) French Language
14 8 (0.40%) Games
15 7 (0.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 261 (13.18%) Analyst
2 221 (11.16%) Network Engineer
3 171 (8.63%) DevOps Engineer
4 165 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 97 (4.90%) Administrator
6 96 (4.85%) Architect
7 92 (4.64%) Linux Engineer
8 85 (4.29%) Support Analyst
9 80 (4.04%) Developer
10 78 (3.94%) Desktop Support
11 73 (3.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 71 (3.58%) Consultant
13 66 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
14 65 (3.28%) Cisco Engineer
15 58 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support
16 57 (2.88%) Software Engineer
17 55 (2.78%) Service Analyst
18 54 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support
19 52 (2.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
20 51 (2.57%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (4.95%) LAMP
2 92 (4.64%) Web Services
3 90 (4.54%) 802.1X
4 83 (4.19%) J2EE
5 75 (3.79%) .NET
6 71 (3.58%) HTML
7 70 (3.53%) XML
8 53 (2.68%) CSS
9 45 (2.27%) Node.js
10 44 (2.22%) Servlets
11 40 (2.02%) ELK Stack
12 36 (1.82%) Middleware
13 35 (1.77%) JSON
14 33 (1.67%) SOAP
15 32 (1.62%) RESTful
16 27 (1.36%) LEMP Stack
17 26 (1.31%) LAPP Stack
18 22 (1.11%) FIX Protocol
18 22 (1.11%) REST
19 18 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 181 (9.14%) Data Centre
2 129 (6.51%) Analytical Skills
3 102 (5.15%) Clustering
4 95 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.03%) Computer Science
6 53 (2.68%) Blackberry
7 52 (2.62%) Public Cloud
8 46 (2.32%) Enterprise Software
9 36 (1.82%) Client/Server
10 33 (1.67%) PKI
11 30 (1.51%) Mainframe
12 27 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 25 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 25 (1.26%) Private Cloud
14 24 (1.21%) Cryptography
15 22 (1.11%) IBM Mainframe
16 21 (1.06%) Device Driver
16 21 (1.06%) IVR
17 18 (0.91%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 18 (0.91%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 901 (45.48%) Windows
2 780 (39.37%) Linux
3 409 (20.65%) Unix
4 369 (18.63%) Windows Server
5 171 (8.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 161 (8.13%) Windows 7
7 147 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
8 130 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 127 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 97 (4.90%) Solaris
11 63 (3.18%) CentOS
12 57 (2.88%) Windows XP
13 44 (2.22%) Windows 10
14 43 (2.17%) Mac OS X
15 41 (2.07%) Windows 8
16 36 (1.82%) AIX
17 27 (1.36%) Ubuntu
18 26 (1.31%) zOS
19 25 (1.26%) Apple iOS
20 24 (1.21%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (23.12%) ITIL
2 303 (15.30%) DevOps
3 239 (12.06%) Configuration Management
4 220 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 173 (8.73%) Continuous Integration
5 173 (8.73%) Load Balancing
6 158 (7.98%) Open Source
7 152 (7.67%) Change Management
8 125 (6.31%) High Availability
9 121 (6.11%) Migration
10 107 (5.40%) Software Engineering
11 85 (4.29%) Information Security
12 84 (4.24%) Incident Management
12 84 (4.24%) Mentoring
13 82 (4.14%) Network Monitoring
13 82 (4.14%) Project Management
13 82 (4.14%) SIEM
14 76 (3.84%) Network Design
15 70 (3.53%) Scrum
16 67 (3.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 309 (15.60%) Perl
2 301 (15.19%) Python
3 263 (13.28%) SQL
4 246 (12.42%) Java
5 182 (9.19%) Bash Shell
6 175 (8.83%) PowerShell
7 148 (7.47%) Shell Script
8 147 (7.42%) Ruby
9 104 (5.25%) C++
10 94 (4.75%) C
11 84 (4.24%) C#
12 82 (4.14%) VB
13 78 (3.94%) JavaScript
14 77 (3.89%) Go
15 47 (2.37%) PHP
16 46 (2.32%) Korn
17 40 (2.02%) C-shell
18 30 (1.51%) VBScript
19 24 (1.21%) Scala
20 20 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 427 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 340 (17.16%) SC Cleared
3 296 (14.94%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (9.64%) CCNP
5 182 (9.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 177 (8.93%) CCNA
7 132 (6.66%) Degree
8 107 (5.40%) MCSE
9 77 (3.89%) CISSP
10 70 (3.53%) MCP
11 67 (3.38%) CCIE
12 64 (3.23%) BPSS Clearance
13 62 (3.13%) DV Cleared
14 58 (2.93%) MCSA
15 38 (1.92%) MCDST
16 34 (1.72%) CCDP
17 30 (1.51%) MCTS
18 27 (1.36%) A+ Certification
18 27 (1.36%) ITIL Certification
19 25 (1.26%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (4.34%) SLA
2 80 (4.04%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 21 (1.06%) QA
6 17 (0.86%) RMADS
7 8 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 7 (0.35%) COBIT
8 7 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.10%) SEPA
11 1 (0.050%) Def Stans
11 1 (0.050%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.050%) HL7
11 1 (0.050%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 1 (0.050%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.050%) ISO 8583
11 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.050%) JTAG
11 1 (0.050%) MiFID
System Software
1 455 (22.97%) Active Directory
2 270 (13.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (4.64%) vSphere
4 88 (4.44%) Docker
5 67 (3.38%) Hyper-V
6 64 (3.23%) Firmware
7 59 (2.98%) Samba
8 46 (2.32%) XenApp
9 37 (1.87%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 34 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
11 33 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
12 32 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
13 28 (1.41%) VMware ESX
13 28 (1.41%) Xen
14 24 (1.21%) NFS
15 22 (1.11%) etcd
15 22 (1.11%) flannel
15 22 (1.11%) KVM
15 22 (1.11%) vCloud
16 13 (0.66%) iptables
Systems Management
1 241 (12.17%) Puppet
2 164 (8.28%) Opscode Chef
3 128 (6.46%) Ansible
4 121 (6.11%) SCCM
5 76 (3.84%) Tivoli
6 59 (2.98%) Nagios
7 53 (2.68%) MOM
8 52 (2.62%) HP SiteScope
9 48 (2.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 43 (2.17%) Terraform
11 42 (2.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 35 (1.77%) FortiGate
13 34 (1.72%) Backup Exec
13 34 (1.72%) Nessus
14 33 (1.67%) Consul
15 31 (1.56%) QRadar
15 31 (1.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 30 (1.51%) NetBackup
17 26 (1.31%) Kibana
17 26 (1.31%) logstash
Vendors
1 522 (26.35%) Cisco
2 484 (24.43%) Microsoft
3 432 (21.81%) VMware
4 269 (13.58%) Oracle
5 215 (10.85%) HP
6 178 (8.99%) CheckPoint
6 178 (8.99%) F5
7 153 (7.72%) Citrix
8 148 (7.47%) Red Hat
9 133 (6.71%) Juniper
10 94 (4.75%) IBM
11 93 (4.69%) ServiceNow
12 75 (3.79%) Intel Security
13 73 (3.69%) CA
14 71 (3.58%) Splunk
15 61 (3.08%) BMC
16 60 (3.03%) Symantec
17 58 (2.93%) Dell
18 57 (2.88%) Apple
19 56 (2.83%) EMC
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