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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 113 132 109
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 959 795 827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.57% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.51% 11.99% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 503 451 367
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £336
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 56 152
Average hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -21.42%

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
7664 6633 7073
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.10% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4164 3385 3436
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 376 592
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +14 881 £375 +7.14% 456
London +7 412 £419 +11.66% 136
South East +15 248 £341 +13.75% 113
Berkshire +15 69 £300 +9.09% 38
Hampshire +11 69 £400 +19.40% 16
City of London -10 67 £400 +6.66% 37
Surrey +18 50 £205 -15.46% 24
South West +9 49 £363 +0.69% 61
Yorkshire -11 45 £285 -5.00% 29
North West +4 44 £288 +27.77% 32
Scotland -7 38 £128 -60.76% 14
East of England +20 35 £325 +18.18% 45
Reading 0 24 £417 +60.38% 22
West Midlands -4 22 £255 -21.53% 18
Manchester -1 21 £288 +248.48% 14
Buckinghamshire -3 21 £338 -28.94% 14
Edinburgh -1 19 £325 - 3
Bracknell +20 18 £273 - 2
West Yorkshire -32 18 £450 +50.00% 14
Milton Keynes 0 17 £325 - 6
Gloucestershire -1 17 £450 +40.07% 17
East Midlands -1 15 £110 -55.10% 16
Hertfordshire +7 13 £350 +27.27% 11
Slough +6 13 £250 - 5
Wiltshire +9 12 £190 -43.28% 7
Southampton -6 12 £400 +162.29% 5
East Sussex +7 11 £413 +37.50% 4
Cheshire -5 11 - - 12
West Sussex -17 11 £300 +9.09% 2
Leeds -25 11 £394 +31.25% 10

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 1043 (51.23%) Windows
2 642 (31.53%) Linux
3 615 (30.21%) DNS
4 575 (28.24%) Microsoft
5 547 (26.87%) Active Directory
6 538 (26.42%) Firewall
7 484 (23.77%) Cisco
8 429 (21.07%) VMware
9 398 (19.55%) WAN
10 395 (19.40%) DHCP
11 390 (19.16%) LAN
12 363 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 348 (17.09%) UNIX
14 311 (15.28%) ITIL
15 285 (14.00%) SSL
16 282 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
16 282 (13.85%) MS Office
17 281 (13.80%) Security Cleared
18 279 (13.70%) HP
18 279 (13.70%) Finance
19 277 (13.61%) VPN
19 277 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
20 274 (13.46%) HTTP
21 264 (12.97%) Windows 7
22 257 (12.62%) Java
23 250 (12.28%) Citrix
24 242 (11.89%) MS Exchange
25 233 (11.44%) SQL
26 216 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
27 210 (10.31%) Windows XP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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
1 242 (11.89%) MS Exchange
2 149 (7.32%) IIS
3 95 (4.67%) Apache
4 86 (4.22%) Tomcat
5 75 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2010
6 65 (3.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 63 (3.09%) WebLogic
7 63 (3.09%) SharePoint
8 55 (2.70%) WebSphere
9 44 (2.16%) JBoss
10 41 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2003
10 41 (2.01%) Lync
11 31 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 30 (1.47%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.33%) nginx
14 25 (1.23%) Node.js
15 24 (1.18%) IBM Notes
16 23 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
17 20 (0.98%) Jetty
18 19 (0.93%) MQSeries
Applications
1 282 (13.85%) MS Office
2 174 (8.55%) MS Excel
3 32 (1.57%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.54%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.39%) MS Project
6 2 (0.098%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.049%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.049%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.049%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 42 (2.06%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (1.08%) RMDS
3 9 (0.44%) ResourceLink
4 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 5 (0.25%) BASE24
6 4 (0.20%) Agresso
7 3 (0.15%) assyst
8 2 (0.098%) IntelliMatch
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle General Ledger
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
9 1 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
9 1 (0.049%) Cognos Planning
9 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.049%) thinkFolio
9 1 (0.049%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.049%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 51 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (1.52%) Office 365
4 19 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (0.88%) PaaS
6 17 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 14 (0.69%) Heroku
7 14 (0.69%) Engine Yard
8 9 (0.44%) Amazon S3
8 9 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.39%) IaaS
9 8 (0.39%) Google App Engine
10 7 (0.34%) SaaS
11 6 (0.29%) GitHub
12 5 (0.25%) Route 53
12 5 (0.25%) Google Apps
13 1 (0.049%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 615 (30.21%) DNS
2 538 (26.42%) Firewall
3 398 (19.55%) WAN
4 395 (19.40%) DHCP
5 390 (19.16%) LAN
6 285 (14.00%) SSL
7 277 (13.61%) VPN
8 274 (13.46%) HTTP
9 210 (10.31%) SAN
10 185 (9.09%) Internet
11 176 (8.64%) OSPF
12 164 (8.06%) BGP
13 151 (7.42%) Network Security
14 130 (6.39%) VoIP
15 124 (6.09%) MPLS
16 111 (5.45%) FTP
17 109 (5.35%) Wireless
18 107 (5.26%) VLAN
19 96 (4.72%) Ethernet
20 88 (4.32%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (8.01%) SQL Server
2 117 (5.75%) MySQL
3 83 (4.08%) MongoDB
4 62 (3.05%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 48 (2.36%) RDBMS
7 46 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
9 36 (1.77%) Oracle Reports
10 25 (1.23%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.03%) DB2
12 20 (0.98%) Apache Cassandra
13 15 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
14 14 (0.69%) Big Data
14 14 (0.69%) Redis
15 11 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
16 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.39%) InterSystems Cache
16 8 (0.39%) NonStop SQL
16 8 (0.39%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 103 (5.06%) Jenkins
2 86 (4.22%) Subversion
3 63 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 31 (1.52%) JIRA
5 23 (1.13%) Visual Studio
6 14 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (0.64%) Maven
8 12 (0.59%) ClearCase
8 12 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (0.54%) Selenium
10 10 (0.49%) Introscope
11 9 (0.44%) Cucumber
11 9 (0.44%) Ant
11 9 (0.44%) LoadRunner
12 8 (0.39%) MSI
12 8 (0.39%) SoapUI
13 7 (0.34%) TeamCity
14 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
14 6 (0.29%) JMeter
15 5 (0.25%) Mercurial
General
1 279 (13.70%) Finance
2 184 (9.04%) Telecoms
3 141 (6.93%) Banking
4 37 (1.82%) Retail
5 35 (1.72%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 28 (1.38%) Manufacturing
7 28 (1.38%) Back Office
8 26 (1.28%) Front Office
9 22 (1.08%) Law
10 19 (0.93%) Marketing
11 17 (0.83%) Games
12 16 (0.79%) Billing
13 15 (0.74%) Legal
14 13 (0.64%) Electronics
14 13 (0.64%) Advertising
15 9 (0.44%) Multimedia
16 8 (0.39%) Aerospace
17 7 (0.34%) Spanish Language
18 6 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 327 (16.06%) Analyst
2 246 (12.08%) Network Engineer
3 193 (9.48%) Support Engineer
4 156 (7.66%) Developer
5 117 (5.75%) Support Analyst
6 109 (5.35%) Consultant
7 96 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 91 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
9 80 (3.93%) Desktop Support
10 79 (3.88%) Administrator
11 65 (3.19%) DevOps Engineer
12 55 (2.70%) Software Engineer
13 54 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
13 54 (2.65%) Systems Administrator
14 53 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
15 51 (2.50%) Security Engineer
16 50 (2.46%) Network Support
17 49 (2.41%) Systems Engineer
18 46 (2.26%) Test Analyst
18 46 (2.26%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (6.04%) .NET
2 120 (5.89%) XML
3 118 (5.80%) Web Services
4 115 (5.65%) HTML
5 64 (3.14%) ASP.NET
6 50 (2.46%) Middleware
7 44 (2.16%) JSON
8 41 (2.01%) J2EE
9 40 (1.96%) JSP
10 37 (1.82%) CSS
11 36 (1.77%) SOAP
12 26 (1.28%) FIX Protocol
13 25 (1.23%) Rendezvous
14 20 (0.98%) AngularJS
15 19 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
15 19 (0.93%) MCollective
15 19 (0.93%) LAMP
15 19 (0.93%) XSLT
16 18 (0.88%) HTML5
17 15 (0.74%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 153 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
2 108 (5.30%) Clustering
3 101 (4.96%) Open Source
4 90 (4.42%) Blackberry
5 78 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 78 (3.83%) Computer Science
6 60 (2.95%) PKI
7 52 (2.55%) Client/Server
8 49 (2.41%) Replication
9 34 (1.67%) Device Driver
10 32 (1.57%) iPad
11 29 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 28 (1.38%) iPhone
13 27 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (1.28%) Oracle Exalogic
15 24 (1.18%) IVR
16 23 (1.13%) FlexPod
17 21 (1.03%) Mobile App
18 16 (0.79%) NHS
19 15 (0.74%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 1043 (51.23%) Windows
2 642 (31.53%) Linux
3 363 (17.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 348 (17.09%) UNIX
5 282 (13.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 264 (12.97%) Windows 7
7 210 (10.31%) Windows XP
8 191 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 140 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 98 (4.81%) Solaris
11 81 (3.98%) Windows 8
12 55 (2.70%) Ubuntu
13 49 (2.41%) CentOS
14 48 (2.36%) SUSE
15 46 (2.26%) Android
16 39 (1.92%) Windows 2000
17 34 (1.67%) Windows Vista
18 29 (1.42%) Apple iOS
19 25 (1.23%) Mac OS X
20 24 (1.18%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 311 (15.28%) ITIL
2 158 (7.76%) Configuration Management
3 154 (7.56%) DevOps
4 142 (6.97%) Agile Software Development
5 139 (6.83%) Load Balancing
6 132 (6.48%) Project Management
7 117 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
8 106 (5.21%) Migration
9 100 (4.91%) Change Management
10 89 (4.37%) OO
11 87 (4.27%) Service Management
12 83 (4.08%) Incident Management
13 73 (3.59%) Service Delivery
14 71 (3.49%) Software Engineering
15 65 (3.19%) Information Security
15 65 (3.19%) Network Design
16 60 (2.95%) Test Scripting
16 60 (2.95%) Disaster Recovery
17 57 (2.80%) Performance Tuning
18 51 (2.50%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 257 (12.62%) Java
2 233 (11.44%) SQL
3 164 (8.06%) Python
4 154 (7.56%) Perl
5 122 (5.99%) PowerShell
6 117 (5.75%) Shell Script
7 107 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 98 (4.81%) Ruby
9 97 (4.76%) C
10 93 (4.57%) C++
11 81 (3.98%) Bash Shell
12 69 (3.39%) C#
13 68 (3.34%) PHP
14 52 (2.55%) VBScript
15 29 (1.42%) Korn
16 17 (0.83%) VB
17 15 (0.74%) Embedded C
17 15 (0.74%) COBOL
18 14 (0.69%) Scala
19 13 (0.64%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 281 (13.80%) Security Cleared
2 277 (13.61%) Cisco Certification
3 192 (9.43%) SC Cleared
4 182 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 169 (8.30%) CCNP
6 147 (7.22%) CCNA
7 136 (6.68%) Degree
8 134 (6.58%) MCSE
9 87 (4.27%) DV Cleared
10 82 (4.03%) CISSP
11 76 (3.73%) CCIE
12 51 (2.50%) ISTQB
13 46 (2.26%) VCP4
14 45 (2.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 44 (2.16%) MCP
16 42 (2.06%) MCITP
17 41 (2.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
19 24 (1.18%) GIAC
20 23 (1.13%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (4.08%) SLA
2 61 (3.00%) QA
3 29 (1.42%) PCI DSS
4 24 (1.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 24 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.39%) GPG13
6 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.098%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.049%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 547 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 216 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (4.81%) vSphere
3 98 (4.81%) Hyper-V
4 83 (4.08%) XenApp
5 49 (2.41%) VMware ESX
6 47 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (1.77%) XenDesktop
8 33 (1.62%) Firmware
9 30 (1.47%) Xen
9 30 (1.47%) Snort
10 28 (1.38%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 27 (1.33%) vCloud
11 27 (1.33%) NFS
12 24 (1.18%) Terminal Services
13 21 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 20 (0.98%) ProxySG
15 14 (0.69%) Docker
16 12 (0.59%) Samba
16 12 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 166 (8.15%) Puppet
2 124 (6.09%) SCCM
3 98 (4.81%) Opscode Chef
4 53 (2.60%) SCOM
5 40 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (1.62%) Nagios
7 32 (1.57%) NetBackup
8 31 (1.52%) HP SIM
9 30 (1.47%) Ansible
10 29 (1.42%) Backup Exec
11 24 (1.18%) Salt
12 23 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
13 22 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 22 (1.08%) SCVMM
14 20 (0.98%) Cobbler
14 20 (0.98%) EdgeSight
15 18 (0.88%) Nessus
16 14 (0.69%) FortiGate
16 14 (0.69%) RANCID
16 14 (0.69%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 575 (28.24%) Microsoft
2 484 (23.77%) Cisco
3 429 (21.07%) VMware
4 279 (13.70%) HP
5 250 (12.28%) Citrix
6 186 (9.14%) Juniper
7 165 (8.10%) Oracle
8 158 (7.76%) Red Hat
9 124 (6.09%) CheckPoint
10 119 (5.84%) F5
11 98 (4.81%) IBM
12 76 (3.73%) Dell
13 73 (3.59%) Symantec
14 70 (3.44%) Blue Coat
15 56 (2.75%) Veritas
16 55 (2.70%) NetApp
17 51 (2.50%) Avaya
18 50 (2.46%) SolarWinds
19 48 (2.36%) Bloomberg
19 48 (2.36%) McAfee
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Rate: market rates
Posted: 14 hours ago
Feltham, Middlesex
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Rate: £280.00 - £400 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Wirral, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Rate: £14 per hour
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Rate: £347.48 per day
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Rate: £13.50 - £15.50 per hour
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Rate: £417 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
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Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 23 hours ago
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Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Salt
Rate: £300 - £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
Intelligent Recruitment
Rate: From £350 to £420 per day Great contract rate
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Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
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Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
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Lorien Resourcing
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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