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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 121 110 140
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1094 1055 832
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.87% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.35% 12.71% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 536 425
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £168 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 97 98
Average hourly rate £17.09 £18.70 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.63% +3.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.56 £12.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.48 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-6.23% +7.14%

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
8197 8298 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.81% 14.67% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4697 4499 3856
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 531 449 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.15% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 -5 1033 £373 +2.75% 453
London -13 409 £425 +6.25% 132
South East +12 276 £350 +1.08% 126
City of London +1 97 £425 -5.55% 38
Yorkshire +30 90 £325 -2.98% 31
Berkshire +23 88 £344 +1.85% 17
North West -11 68 £413 +36.36% 39
East of England -18 58 £308 -10.86% 55
Surrey +35 57 £375 -25.00% 29
South West -12 57 £370 +5.71% 29
Hampshire -34 49 £338 +3.84% 28
West Yorkshire +5 45 £350 -1.40% 17
North East +11 43 £350 - 7
Reading +2 38 £388 +5.08% 9
South Yorkshire +17 36 £275 -11.29% 6
Tyne and Wear +5 35 £350 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 35 £350 - 3
Leeds -2 32 £350 -7.89% 15
Gloucestershire +7 31 £375 +7.14% 7
Sheffield - 28 £275 - 4
West Sussex -6 24 £356 +29.54% 8
Scotland -30 24 £284 -8.46% 12
Wales 0 23 £400 +6.66% 5
West Midlands -21 23 £325 +8.33% 18
Cheshire -22 20 £463 +51.63% 12
Slough +16 19 £313 -24.24%
Manchester -2 19 £445 +13.37% 23
Buckinghamshire -3 19 £350 - 14
South Wales -6 19 £400 +6.66% 5
Edinburgh -8 19 £288 -5.73% 5

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 926 (46.46%) Windows
2 754 (37.83%) DNS
3 615 (30.86%) Linux
4 598 (30.01%) Firewall
5 597 (29.95%) Cisco
6 562 (28.20%) Microsoft
7 486 (24.39%) Active Directory
8 468 (23.48%) DHCP
9 445 (22.33%) LAN
10 444 (22.28%) VMware
11 432 (21.68%) WAN
12 399 (20.02%) UNIX
13 360 (18.06%) ITIL
14 349 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
15 336 (16.86%) HTTP
16 325 (16.31%) Finance
17 323 (16.21%) VPN
18 322 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
19 295 (14.80%) SSL
20 272 (13.65%) SQL
21 271 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
22 264 (13.25%) Java
23 255 (12.79%) Security Cleared
24 234 (11.74%) SAN
24 234 (11.74%) Internet
25 232 (11.64%) BGP
26 226 (11.34%) Citrix
27 222 (11.14%) HP
28 218 (10.94%) MS Exchange
29 217 (10.89%) Windows 7

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 218 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 177 (8.88%) IIS
3 161 (8.08%) Tomcat
4 157 (7.88%) Apache
5 115 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 106 (5.32%) WebSphere
7 79 (3.96%) Jetty
8 74 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2007
9 67 (3.36%) nginx
10 54 (2.71%) JBoss
11 47 (2.36%) SharePoint
12 44 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 36 (1.81%) Exchange Server 2013
14 29 (1.46%) Lync
14 29 (1.46%) WebLogic
15 25 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
16 24 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
16 24 (1.20%) OpenStack
17 22 (1.10%) Node.js
18 10 (0.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 203 (10.19%) MS Office
2 196 (9.83%) MS Excel
3 42 (2.11%) MS Visio
4 37 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 15 (0.75%) MS Project
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.050%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.050%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 15 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 13 (0.65%) Oracle EBS
3 9 (0.45%) RMDS
4 4 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.15%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
7 1 (0.050%) BigMachines
7 1 (0.050%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 136 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (3.91%) Cloud Computing
3 66 (3.31%) Amazon EC2
4 63 (3.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 59 (2.96%) Microsoft Azure
6 58 (2.91%) Google App Engine
7 39 (1.96%) PaaS
8 36 (1.81%) SaaS
9 32 (1.61%) Office 365
10 25 (1.25%) IaaS
11 10 (0.50%) Google Apps
12 3 (0.15%) GitHub
12 3 (0.15%) Heroku
13 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
13 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.050%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.050%) Google Compute Engine
14 1 (0.050%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 754 (37.83%) DNS
2 598 (30.01%) Firewall
3 468 (23.48%) DHCP
4 445 (22.33%) LAN
5 432 (21.68%) WAN
6 336 (16.86%) HTTP
7 323 (16.21%) VPN
8 295 (14.80%) SSL
9 234 (11.74%) SAN
9 234 (11.74%) Internet
10 232 (11.64%) BGP
11 214 (10.74%) OSPF
12 203 (10.19%) IPsec
13 201 (10.09%) VLAN
14 179 (8.98%) Network Security
15 177 (8.88%) MPLS
16 156 (7.83%) Wireless
17 141 (7.07%) Cisco ASA
18 138 (6.92%) VoIP
19 137 (6.87%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (8.08%) SQL Server
2 95 (4.77%) MySQL
3 67 (3.36%) MongoDB
4 52 (2.61%) Oracle Database
5 50 (2.51%) Relational Database
6 47 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (1.46%) NoSQL
8 25 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
9 23 (1.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 21 (1.05%) DB2
11 20 (1.00%) Big Data
12 18 (0.90%) RDBMS
13 17 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (0.75%) Oracle Database 12c
15 12 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 11 (0.55%) Oracle Reports
17 7 (0.35%) Redis
17 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 7 (0.35%) Hadoop
18 6 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 160 (8.03%) Jenkins
2 94 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 88 (4.42%) Subversion
4 51 (2.56%) Maven
5 32 (1.61%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 21 (1.05%) JIRA
7 19 (0.95%) JUnit
8 18 (0.90%) Mercurial
9 17 (0.85%) SoapUI
10 16 (0.80%) JMeter
10 16 (0.80%) Gradle
11 15 (0.75%) Cucumber
11 15 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 12 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
13 11 (0.55%) Selenium
14 10 (0.50%) Hudson
15 9 (0.45%) Metasploit
15 9 (0.45%) Ant
General
1 325 (16.31%) Finance
2 157 (7.88%) Telecoms
3 147 (7.38%) Banking
4 69 (3.46%) Investment Banking
5 48 (2.41%) Retail
6 36 (1.81%) Marketing
7 34 (1.71%) Multimedia
8 33 (1.66%) Legal
9 30 (1.51%) Electronics
10 25 (1.25%) Back Office
11 22 (1.10%) Manufacturing
12 19 (0.95%) Advertising
13 17 (0.85%) Front Office
14 12 (0.60%) Law
14 12 (0.60%) Spanish Language
15 8 (0.40%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.35%) Publishing
17 5 (0.25%) Games
17 5 (0.25%) Billing
17 5 (0.25%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 274 (13.75%) Analyst
2 269 (13.50%) Network Engineer
3 136 (6.82%) Developer
4 119 (5.97%) Administrator
5 111 (5.57%) Support Analyst
6 108 (5.42%) Support Engineer
7 100 (5.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 85 (4.26%) Consultant
9 80 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 77 (3.86%) Desktop Support
11 72 (3.61%) Architect
12 65 (3.26%) Senior Network Engineer
13 56 (2.81%) Security Engineer
14 54 (2.71%) Systems Administrator
15 53 (2.66%) DevOps Engineer
16 49 (2.46%) Software Engineer
16 49 (2.46%) Service Analyst
16 49 (2.46%) Service Desk Analyst
17 46 (2.31%) Java Developer
17 46 (2.31%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (6.17%) .NET
2 109 (5.47%) J2EE
3 105 (5.27%) XML
4 92 (4.62%) Web Services
5 79 (3.96%) HTML
6 78 (3.91%) Servlets
6 78 (3.91%) Middleware
7 69 (3.46%) 802.1X
8 57 (2.86%) SOAP
9 46 (2.31%) CSS
10 43 (2.16%) REST
11 30 (1.51%) JMS
12 28 (1.40%) Ajax
13 27 (1.35%) Spring
14 25 (1.25%) WCF
14 25 (1.25%) ASP.NET
15 24 (1.20%) JSP
15 24 (1.20%) JSON
16 22 (1.10%) WPF
17 21 (1.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 186 (9.33%) Data Centre
2 120 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (4.01%) PKI
4 73 (3.66%) Management Information System
5 65 (3.26%) Clustering
6 64 (3.21%) Blackberry
7 53 (2.66%) Computer Science
8 50 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (1.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 34 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
10 34 (1.71%) Client/Server
11 32 (1.61%) Device Driver
12 31 (1.56%) iPad
13 26 (1.30%) iPhone
14 25 (1.25%) Mainframe
15 23 (1.15%) Replication
16 21 (1.05%) DTV
17 18 (0.90%) NHS
17 18 (0.90%) IBM Mainframe
18 15 (0.75%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 926 (46.46%) Windows
2 615 (30.86%) Linux
3 399 (20.02%) UNIX
4 322 (16.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 217 (10.89%) Windows 7
6 204 (10.24%) Windows Server 2012
7 199 (9.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 157 (7.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 122 (6.12%) Windows XP
10 113 (5.67%) Solaris
11 74 (3.71%) Windows 8
12 57 (2.86%) Mac OS X
13 55 (2.76%) Android
14 43 (2.16%) AIX
15 33 (1.66%) SUSE
16 28 (1.40%) zOS
17 22 (1.10%) Apple iOS
18 20 (1.00%) Windows Vista
19 18 (0.90%) Ubuntu
19 18 (0.90%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (18.06%) ITIL
2 191 (9.58%) Configuration Management
3 189 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (8.58%) Continuous Integration
5 152 (7.63%) Open Source
6 137 (6.87%) Project Management
7 132 (6.62%) DevOps
8 131 (6.57%) Load Balancing
9 109 (5.47%) Migration
10 96 (4.82%) Software Engineering
11 84 (4.21%) Service Delivery
12 80 (4.01%) Incident Management
13 75 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 69 (3.46%) Change Management
15 67 (3.36%) Network Management
16 65 (3.26%) Network Design
17 64 (3.21%) Root Cause Analysis
18 63 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
18 63 (3.16%) TDD
18 63 (3.16%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 272 (13.65%) SQL
2 264 (13.25%) Java
3 153 (7.68%) Perl
4 135 (6.77%) PowerShell
5 121 (6.07%) Python
6 116 (5.82%) Shell Script
7 98 (4.92%) C
8 92 (4.62%) C++
9 79 (3.96%) Ruby
10 62 (3.11%) JavaScript
11 59 (2.96%) C#
12 55 (2.76%) VB
13 52 (2.61%) Bash Shell
14 44 (2.21%) VBScript
15 39 (1.96%) PHP
16 22 (1.10%) PL/SQL
17 19 (0.95%) Go
18 18 (0.90%) Scala
19 14 (0.70%) Embedded C
20 13 (0.65%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 349 (17.51%) Cisco Certification
2 255 (12.79%) Security Cleared
3 204 (10.24%) CCNA
4 203 (10.19%) CCNP
5 169 (8.48%) SC Cleared
6 155 (7.78%) Microsoft Certification
7 103 (5.17%) Degree
8 102 (5.12%) MCSE
9 76 (3.81%) CCIE
10 65 (3.26%) DV Cleared
11 48 (2.41%) MCP
12 47 (2.36%) MCSA
13 45 (2.26%) CISSP
14 32 (1.61%) ISTQB
15 28 (1.40%) CCIP
16 26 (1.30%) CCSE
17 24 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 24 (1.20%) MCDST
18 23 (1.15%) RHCE
19 21 (1.05%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 67 (3.36%) SLA
2 38 (1.91%) PCI DSS
3 26 (1.30%) QA
4 22 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.10%) GMP
7 2 (0.10%) BS7799
8 1 (0.050%) HL7
8 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.050%) DO-178B
8 1 (0.050%) Data Quality
System Software
1 486 (24.39%) Active Directory
2 271 (13.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (6.67%) vSphere
4 79 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 73 (3.66%) XenApp
6 62 (3.11%) VMware ESX
7 56 (2.81%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (2.56%) Xen
9 34 (1.71%) vCloud
10 33 (1.66%) Firmware
11 27 (1.35%) NFS
12 23 (1.15%) Snort
13 22 (1.10%) XenDesktop
14 20 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 20 (1.00%) Samba
15 19 (0.95%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 18 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 18 (0.90%) Docker
17 17 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
18 14 (0.70%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 191 (9.58%) Puppet
2 139 (6.97%) Opscode Chef
3 101 (5.07%) SCCM
4 46 (2.31%) SCOM
5 30 (1.51%) Nagios
6 29 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 26 (1.30%) Ansible
8 23 (1.15%) WSUS
9 22 (1.10%) NetBackup
9 22 (1.10%) Tivoli
10 21 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
11 20 (1.00%) Salt
12 19 (0.95%) vMotion
12 19 (0.95%) Backup Exec
13 18 (0.90%) BladeLogic
13 18 (0.90%) Graphite
14 17 (0.85%) OpenView
15 16 (0.80%) Cacti
16 15 (0.75%) Vagrant
17 11 (0.55%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 597 (29.95%) Cisco
2 562 (28.20%) Microsoft
3 444 (22.28%) VMware
4 226 (11.34%) Citrix
5 222 (11.14%) HP
6 208 (10.44%) Oracle
7 175 (8.78%) F5
8 168 (8.43%) Juniper
9 165 (8.28%) Red Hat
9 165 (8.28%) CheckPoint
10 109 (5.47%) IBM
11 88 (4.42%) Dell
12 79 (3.96%) Google
13 61 (3.06%) SolarWinds
14 57 (2.86%) Sun
15 55 (2.76%) Apple
16 52 (2.61%) NetApp
16 52 (2.61%) Symantec
16 52 (2.61%) McAfee
17 50 (2.51%) EMC
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 hours ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £300 - £355 Per Annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £350 - £355 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Complete Tech Limited
Rate: Up to £450 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intel Security
Rate: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Rate: £220 - £310 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: Unspecified £Market Rates per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £250 - £290 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Isleworth, Middlesex
ICP Search
Rate: From £500 to £580 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Witham, Essex
Eames Consulting
Rate: From £36,000 to £58,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago