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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 125 127 138
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 943 933 794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.82% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.62% 12.26% 11.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 500 437
Average daily rate £395 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £150 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £323 £301
% change year-on-year
+8.52% +7.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 89 49
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £15.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +24.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £11.69 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.50 £44.60 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%

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
7470 7611 6637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.49% 14.87% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 4415 4207 3456
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 449 384
Average hourly rate £28.38 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 14 February 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 14 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 14 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -7 856 £400 +6.66% 400
London -9 376 £500 +21.21% 111
South East -5 197 £350 +2.18% 110
South West -1 52 £325 -5.45% 37
East of England +12 50 £438 +45.83% 37
Berkshire +1 49 £316 -6.71% 43
Surrey -1 48 £395 +75.55% 20
North West -1 48 £425 +25.92% 32
Yorkshire -16 46 £335 +11.66% 32
East Midlands +19 41 £293 +30.00% 8
City of London +18 37 £475 +26.66% 32
Hampshire -18 37 £320 -20.00% 18
Scotland -9 36 £350 +191.66% 5
Reading +11 32 £338 -18.67% 29
Manchester -13 29 £425 +47.82% 18
West Yorkshire -3 28 £328 -27.22% 21
North East 0 27 £450 +50.00%
Bristol +24 26 £325 -7.14% 14
Wales 0 22 £380 +16.92% 4
Tyne and Wear -4 21 £463 +52.89%
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 21 £463 +52.89%
Buckinghamshire +16 20 £355 +25.66% 10
Essex +3 19 £469 +33.92% 3
Leeds -14 19 £328 -31.05% 17
West Midlands -21 18 £195 -25.25% 33
South Wales -6 17 £380 +16.92% 2
Glasgow +16 15 £339 +201.11% 2
Leicester +6 15 £293 -10.00%
Leicestershire +5 15 £293 -10.00% 1
Milton Keynes +4 15 £355 +22.41% 6

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 867 (43.94%) Windows
2 706 (35.78%) Linux
3 660 (33.45%) DNS
4 535 (27.12%) Microsoft
4 535 (27.12%) Firewall
5 504 (25.54%) Cisco
6 474 (24.02%) Active Directory
7 438 (22.20%) HTTP
8 429 (21.74%) DHCP
9 414 (20.98%) LAN
10 393 (19.92%) VMware
11 377 (19.11%) Unix
12 374 (18.96%) Java
13 364 (18.45%) SSL
14 363 (18.40%) WAN
15 345 (17.49%) Windows Server
16 340 (17.23%) Finance
17 334 (16.93%) ITIL
18 284 (14.39%) VPN
18 284 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
19 277 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
20 274 (13.89%) SQL
21 252 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
22 250 (12.67%) Configuration Management
23 247 (12.52%) Jenkins
24 240 (12.16%) Python
25 235 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
26 229 (11.61%) Apache
27 224 (11.35%) Internet
27 224 (11.35%) Amazon AWS

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 229 (11.61%) Apache
2 191 (9.68%) MS Exchange
3 189 (9.58%) IIS
4 175 (8.87%) Tomcat
5 133 (6.74%) WebSphere
6 120 (6.08%) Jetty
7 110 (5.58%) nginx
8 86 (4.36%) Exchange Server 2010
9 57 (2.89%) SharePoint
10 56 (2.84%) Node.js
11 47 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
12 38 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2007
13 34 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
14 33 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
14 33 (1.67%) IBM Notes
14 33 (1.67%) JBoss
15 30 (1.52%) Skype for Business
16 29 (1.47%) OpenStack
17 28 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 22 (1.12%) WebLogic
Applications
1 202 (10.24%) MS Office
2 132 (6.69%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.71%) Acrobat
6 8 (0.41%) Doxygen
7 5 (0.25%) HipChat
8 4 (0.20%) QuarkXPress
9 3 (0.15%) MS Project
10 2 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.051%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (0.51%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.10%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
4 2 (0.10%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.051%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.051%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.051%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 224 (11.35%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (4.16%) Office 365
3 81 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
4 75 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 68 (3.45%) Google App Engine
6 67 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
7 53 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
8 22 (1.12%) SaaS
9 12 (0.61%) PaaS
10 10 (0.51%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.51%) Mimecast
11 9 (0.46%) GitHub
12 6 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.30%) Google Apps
13 4 (0.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (0.20%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.20%) IaaS
14 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudSearch
14 2 (0.10%) AWS OpsWorks
Communications & Networking
1 660 (33.45%) DNS
2 535 (27.12%) Firewall
3 438 (22.20%) HTTP
4 429 (21.74%) DHCP
5 414 (20.98%) LAN
6 364 (18.45%) SSL
7 363 (18.40%) WAN
8 284 (14.39%) VPN
9 224 (11.35%) Internet
10 182 (9.22%) IPsec
11 164 (8.31%) BGP
11 164 (8.31%) Network Security
12 163 (8.26%) OSPF
13 154 (7.81%) FTP
14 143 (7.25%) Wireless
15 137 (6.94%) SAN
16 129 (6.54%) MPLS
17 121 (6.13%) VoIP
18 118 (5.98%) VLAN
19 114 (5.78%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 199 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 108 (5.47%) Relational Database
3 92 (4.66%) MySQL
4 84 (4.26%) MongoDB
5 69 (3.50%) PostgreSQL
6 66 (3.35%) NoSQL
7 46 (2.33%) Oracle Database
8 45 (2.28%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
10 29 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
11 26 (1.32%) DB2
11 26 (1.32%) Redis
12 18 (0.91%) SQL Server 2005
13 15 (0.76%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.71%) Big Data
15 13 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
16 11 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.56%) PowerCenter
17 8 (0.41%) Hadoop
18 7 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 247 (12.52%) Jenkins
2 141 (7.15%) Git (software)
3 101 (5.12%) Subversion
4 72 (3.65%) Maven
5 63 (3.19%) Visual Studio
6 61 (3.09%) JUnit
7 52 (2.64%) Gradle
8 48 (2.43%) Mockito
9 30 (1.52%) Cucumber
10 26 (1.32%) JIRA
11 25 (1.27%) JMeter
12 19 (0.96%) Eclipse
13 18 (0.91%) IntelliJ
14 14 (0.71%) Selenium
14 14 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
15 13 (0.66%) Hudson
16 12 (0.61%) Log4j
16 12 (0.61%) Vagrant
17 10 (0.51%) CppUnit
18 9 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
General
1 340 (17.23%) Finance
2 137 (6.94%) Banking
3 105 (5.32%) Telecoms
4 59 (2.99%) Investment Banking
5 52 (2.64%) Front Office
6 43 (2.18%) Retail
7 31 (1.57%) Back Office
8 26 (1.32%) Manufacturing
9 22 (1.12%) Games
9 22 (1.12%) Marketing
10 19 (0.96%) Legal
11 16 (0.81%) Advertising
12 15 (0.76%) Billing
13 14 (0.71%) Electronics
14 12 (0.61%) Multimedia
14 12 (0.61%) Spanish Language
15 10 (0.51%) Law
16 6 (0.30%) German Language
16 6 (0.30%) Local Government
16 6 (0.30%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 295 (14.95%) Developer
2 248 (12.57%) Network Engineer
3 243 (12.32%) Analyst
4 171 (8.67%) Support Engineer
5 132 (6.69%) Administrator
6 112 (5.68%) Java Developer
7 99 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
8 81 (4.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 80 (4.05%) Consultant
10 76 (3.85%) Security Engineer
11 75 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
12 72 (3.65%) Support Analyst
13 67 (3.40%) Software Engineer
14 66 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
14 66 (3.35%) Senior Developer
15 62 (3.14%) Desktop Support
16 59 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
17 58 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support
18 56 (2.84%) Architect
19 54 (2.74%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (9.88%) Web Services
2 183 (9.28%) .NET
3 138 (6.99%) J2EE
4 100 (5.07%) Servlets
5 98 (4.97%) XML
6 95 (4.82%) REST
7 93 (4.71%) Middleware
8 92 (4.66%) HTML
9 78 (3.95%) Spring
10 69 (3.50%) CSS
11 67 (3.40%) 802.1X
12 58 (2.94%) AngularJS
13 57 (2.89%) JSON
14 56 (2.84%) SOAP
15 41 (2.08%) Ajax
16 40 (2.03%) Guice
17 37 (1.88%) FIX Protocol
18 36 (1.82%) Hibernate
19 34 (1.72%) LAMP
20 32 (1.62%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 188 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 121 (6.13%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 70 (3.55%) Blackberry
4 70 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 50 (2.53%) Clustering
6 39 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (1.72%) PKI
8 32 (1.62%) Cryptography
8 32 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 30 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.42%) Equities
11 27 (1.37%) Client/Server
12 23 (1.17%) Fintech
13 22 (1.12%) Statistics
14 21 (1.06%) DataPower
15 20 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 20 (1.01%) MPEG
16 19 (0.96%) Algorithms
17 18 (0.91%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 867 (43.94%) Windows
2 706 (35.78%) Linux
3 377 (19.11%) Unix
4 345 (17.49%) Windows Server
5 235 (11.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 205 (10.39%) Windows 7
7 171 (8.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 151 (7.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 146 (7.40%) Windows XP
10 133 (6.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 91 (4.61%) Solaris
12 62 (3.14%) Windows 8
13 61 (3.09%) CentOS
14 47 (2.38%) Mac OS X
15 43 (2.18%) Android
16 40 (2.03%) AIX
17 34 (1.72%) Windows Vista
18 28 (1.42%) Apple iOS
19 19 (0.96%) SUSE
20 17 (0.86%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (16.93%) ITIL
2 284 (14.39%) Agile Software Development
3 250 (12.67%) Configuration Management
4 223 (11.30%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (10.29%) DevOps
6 163 (8.26%) Software Engineering
7 157 (7.96%) Open Source
8 143 (7.25%) High Availability
9 130 (6.59%) Load Balancing
10 124 (6.28%) Multithreading
11 109 (5.52%) Incident Management
12 98 (4.97%) Change Management
13 96 (4.87%) Mentoring
14 86 (4.36%) Unit Testing
15 84 (4.26%) Scrum
15 84 (4.26%) TDD
16 81 (4.11%) Problem Management
17 78 (3.95%) Information Security
18 75 (3.80%) OO
19 73 (3.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 374 (18.96%) Java
2 274 (13.89%) SQL
3 240 (12.16%) Python
4 192 (9.73%) Perl
5 172 (8.72%) C++
6 125 (6.34%) PowerShell
7 117 (5.93%) C
8 114 (5.78%) Bash Shell
9 110 (5.58%) JavaScript
10 103 (5.22%) Ruby
11 100 (5.07%) C#
12 77 (3.90%) Shell Script
13 55 (2.79%) PHP
14 30 (1.52%) Groovy
15 29 (1.47%) VB
16 22 (1.12%) VBScript
17 21 (1.06%) Go
18 19 (0.96%) PL/SQL
19 17 (0.86%) Scala
20 16 (0.81%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 252 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
2 213 (10.80%) Security Cleared
3 161 (8.16%) CCNA
4 150 (7.60%) SC Cleared
5 135 (6.84%) Microsoft Certification
6 132 (6.69%) CCNP
7 109 (5.52%) Degree
8 85 (4.31%) MCSE
9 59 (2.99%) CCIE
9 59 (2.99%) CISSP
10 49 (2.48%) MCSA
11 44 (2.23%) MCP
12 35 (1.77%) CCSE
13 33 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
14 32 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 29 (1.47%) DV Cleared
16 22 (1.12%) JNCIP
17 20 (1.01%) CCSA
17 20 (1.01%) GCIH
18 19 (0.96%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 69 (3.50%) SLA
2 55 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 34 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 29 (1.47%) QA
5 24 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
6 22 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.30%) OIPF
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.20%) ISO27002
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 8583
9 3 (0.15%) ISO15022
9 3 (0.15%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.10%) COBIT
10 2 (0.10%) HL7
10 2 (0.10%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.10%) JSP 440
10 2 (0.10%) MISRA
11 1 (0.051%) DO-178B
11 1 (0.051%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.051%) MiFID
System Software
1 474 (24.02%) Active Directory
2 277 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (3.85%) Xen
4 75 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.29%) Docker
6 48 (2.43%) vSphere
7 44 (2.23%) Firmware
7 44 (2.23%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.13%) XenApp
9 39 (1.98%) NFS
10 24 (1.22%) VMware ESX
11 21 (1.06%) Samba
12 19 (0.96%) Snort
12 19 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 18 (0.91%) vCloud
14 17 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 16 (0.81%) Terminal Server
16 11 (0.56%) KVM
17 10 (0.51%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.51%) Squid
Systems Management
1 221 (11.20%) Puppet
2 145 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
3 102 (5.17%) SCCM
4 75 (3.80%) Ansible
5 63 (3.19%) Nagios
6 37 (1.88%) Graphite
7 28 (1.42%) Salt
8 25 (1.27%) WSUS
9 24 (1.22%) logstash
10 23 (1.17%) Norton AntiVirus
10 23 (1.17%) SCOM
11 21 (1.06%) Backup Exec
12 20 (1.01%) Kibana
13 18 (0.91%) Cacti
14 17 (0.86%) Cisco CUCM
14 17 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
15 16 (0.81%) Proventia
16 15 (0.76%) Grafana
16 15 (0.76%) Uchiwa
16 15 (0.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 535 (27.12%) Microsoft
2 504 (25.54%) Cisco
3 393 (19.92%) VMware
4 198 (10.04%) Oracle
5 174 (8.82%) Citrix
6 170 (8.62%) HP
7 166 (8.41%) Juniper
8 157 (7.96%) F5
9 154 (7.81%) CheckPoint
10 119 (6.03%) Red Hat
11 95 (4.82%) IBM
12 87 (4.41%) Google
13 63 (3.19%) Dell
14 55 (2.79%) EMC
15 52 (2.64%) Symantec
16 39 (1.98%) Palo Alto
17 37 (1.88%) Avaya
18 36 (1.82%) Blue Coat
19 35 (1.77%) Lotus
20 34 (1.72%) Remedy
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Connections
Rate: £350/360/Day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh
Templeton and Partners Limited
Rate: £0 - 100k per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
IQ Telecom
Rate: £250 - £260 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Fox IT SM ltd
Rate: £Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Intapeople
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Venturi
Rate: £420 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £180 - £205 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Dorset
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £48 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £410 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Oscar
Posted: 4 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £800 per day + excellent daily based on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £125 - £150 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Maclean Moore Consulting
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £190 - £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £55,000 to £65,000 per annum £55,000 - £65,000 + Benefits + c.£6,
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £450 - 475 per day
Posted: 9 days ago