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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 121 134 114
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 986 892 836
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.59% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 12.20% 11.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 534 475 382
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £521 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 62 134
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.26 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £37.50 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%

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
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +18 926 £350 - 444
London +19 418 £390 -2.19% 130
South East +13 253 £350 +16.66% 120
City of London +22 89 £375 -6.25% 31
Berkshire +2 72 £388 +51.96% 43
Surrey +17 62 £325 -1.88% 16
North West +3 56 £275 +17.02% 33
Yorkshire 0 51 £288 -14.17% 30
Hampshire -13 49 £400 +23.07% 25
South West +6 47 £370 +5.71% 46
East of England +2 45 £350 +56.42% 45
Reading +10 34 £425 +66.66% 32
Buckinghamshire +14 33 £375 +50.00% 15
West Midlands -4 33 £450 +38.46% 20
West Yorkshire -1 29 £288 -17.85% 13
Milton Keynes +17 28 £373 -17.22% 7
Scotland -16 28 £338 +3.36% 9
East Midlands -6 22 £400 - 18
Manchester +1 21 £225 +172.72% 18
Wiltshire +13 18 £345 +4.54% 10
Cambridgeshire +12 18 £388 - 26
Hertfordshire +3 17 £363 +119.69% 11
Cheshire -6 17 £463 +16.35% 13
Edinburgh 0 16 £338 -11.18% 4
Leeds -19 16 £281 -19.64% 8
Bracknell +5 12 £270 +0.93% 1
Birmingham +3 12 £340 -24.44% 7
Nottinghamshire -10 12 £347 -13.13% 5
Cambridge +8 11 £390 - 23
Shropshire -3 11 £498 +111.70% 2

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 908 (47.49%) Windows
2 639 (33.42%) Linux
3 618 (32.32%) DNS
4 520 (27.20%) Microsoft
5 497 (25.99%) Firewall
6 488 (25.52%) Active Directory
7 478 (25.00%) Cisco
8 399 (20.87%) VMware
9 386 (20.19%) DHCP
10 367 (19.19%) LAN
11 366 (19.14%) WAN
12 364 (19.04%) UNIX
13 303 (15.85%) ITIL
14 291 (15.22%) Finance
15 290 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
16 289 (15.12%) SSL
17 275 (14.38%) HTTP
18 264 (13.81%) Security Cleared
19 260 (13.60%) Java
20 259 (13.55%) Cisco Certification
21 256 (13.39%) HP
22 251 (13.13%) VPN
23 237 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
24 233 (12.19%) MS Office
25 230 (12.03%) SQL
26 226 (11.82%) Windows 7
27 219 (11.45%) MS Exchange
27 219 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
28 204 (10.67%) Citrix
29 201 (10.51%) SAN

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 219 (11.45%) MS Exchange
2 133 (6.96%) IIS
3 112 (5.86%) Apache
4 109 (5.70%) Tomcat
5 82 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 76 (3.97%) WebSphere
7 72 (3.77%) WebLogic
8 65 (3.40%) SharePoint
9 51 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
10 48 (2.51%) JBoss
11 38 (1.99%) nginx
12 37 (1.94%) Jetty
13 36 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 36 (1.88%) OpenStack
14 35 (1.83%) Lync
15 30 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
16 23 (1.20%) WebSphere Application Server
17 21 (1.10%) MQSeries
17 21 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (0.89%) Node.js
Applications
1 233 (12.19%) MS Office
2 168 (8.79%) MS Excel
3 34 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 25 (1.31%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.16%) MS Project
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.052%) Shockwave
8 1 (0.052%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 33 (1.73%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.36%) RMDS
3 10 (0.52%) ResourceLink
4 4 (0.21%) Agresso
4 4 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.10%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.10%) assyst
7 1 (0.052%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.052%) thinkFolio
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle General Ledger
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.052%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.052%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 98 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.73%) Office 365
3 32 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.46%) Amazon EC2
6 21 (1.10%) Google App Engine
6 21 (1.10%) PaaS
6 21 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (0.89%) Heroku
8 14 (0.73%) Engine Yard
9 10 (0.52%) Google Apps
9 10 (0.52%) IaaS
10 7 (0.37%) GitHub
10 7 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 6 (0.31%) Amazon S3
12 5 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.21%) SaaS
14 2 (0.10%) Route 53
15 1 (0.052%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 1 (0.052%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 618 (32.32%) DNS
2 497 (25.99%) Firewall
3 386 (20.19%) DHCP
4 367 (19.19%) LAN
5 366 (19.14%) WAN
6 289 (15.12%) SSL
7 275 (14.38%) HTTP
8 251 (13.13%) VPN
9 201 (10.51%) SAN
10 194 (10.15%) Internet
11 148 (7.74%) BGP
12 143 (7.48%) OSPF
13 135 (7.06%) Network Security
14 133 (6.96%) VoIP
15 128 (6.69%) Wireless
16 118 (6.17%) Ethernet
17 116 (6.07%) VLAN
18 109 (5.70%) MPLS
19 100 (5.23%) IPsec
20 99 (5.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 128 (6.69%) MySQL
3 105 (5.49%) MongoDB
4 66 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 59 (3.09%) NoSQL
6 54 (2.82%) RDBMS
7 40 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (1.62%) Oracle Database
9 30 (1.57%) Oracle Reports
10 25 (1.31%) DB2
11 22 (1.15%) Apache Cassandra
11 22 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
12 19 (0.99%) Big Data
13 12 (0.63%) Redis
14 11 (0.58%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
16 8 (0.42%) InterSystems Cache
17 7 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
18 6 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 6 (0.31%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 111 (5.81%) Jenkins
2 85 (4.45%) Subversion
3 62 (3.24%) Git (software)
4 22 (1.15%) JIRA
4 22 (1.15%) Visual Studio
5 18 (0.94%) Maven
6 14 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 13 (0.68%) Introscope
7 13 (0.68%) Selenium
8 12 (0.63%) ClearCase
9 11 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 9 (0.47%) SoapUI
10 9 (0.47%) JMeter
10 9 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (0.42%) MSI
11 8 (0.42%) Ant
12 7 (0.37%) JUnit
12 7 (0.37%) Mercurial
13 6 (0.31%) TeamCity
General
1 291 (15.22%) Finance
2 168 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 130 (6.80%) Banking
4 40 (2.09%) Investment Banking
5 35 (1.83%) Financial Institution
6 32 (1.67%) Retail
7 23 (1.20%) Front Office
8 21 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 20 (1.05%) Back Office
9 20 (1.05%) Marketing
10 18 (0.94%) Law
11 17 (0.89%) Legal
11 17 (0.89%) Multimedia
11 17 (0.89%) Electronics
12 16 (0.84%) Billing
13 15 (0.78%) Games
14 10 (0.52%) Advertising
15 9 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 5 (0.26%) Military
16 5 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 268 (14.02%) Analyst
2 241 (12.60%) Network Engineer
3 167 (8.73%) Support Engineer
4 155 (8.11%) Developer
5 101 (5.28%) Consultant
6 93 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 89 (4.65%) Support Analyst
8 80 (4.18%) Administrator
9 75 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support
10 73 (3.82%) DevOps Engineer
11 61 (3.19%) Desktop Support
12 60 (3.14%) Systems Administrator
13 52 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
14 50 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (2.46%) Security Engineer
16 46 (2.41%) Software Engineer
17 45 (2.35%) Architect
18 43 (2.25%) Desktop Engineer
18 43 (2.25%) IT Support
19 41 (2.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 121 (6.33%) XML
2 109 (5.70%) .NET
3 106 (5.54%) Web Services
4 105 (5.49%) HTML
5 70 (3.66%) J2EE
6 56 (2.93%) Middleware
7 50 (2.62%) SOAP
8 43 (2.25%) ASP.NET
9 37 (1.94%) JSP
10 30 (1.57%) Servlets
10 30 (1.57%) JSON
11 28 (1.46%) Rendezvous
12 24 (1.26%) CSS
13 23 (1.20%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (0.99%) JMS
14 19 (0.99%) MCollective
15 17 (0.89%) Java EE
16 16 (0.84%) STL
17 15 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
18 14 (0.73%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 127 (6.64%) Open Source
2 126 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 104 (5.44%) Clustering
4 75 (3.92%) Management Information System
5 73 (3.82%) Blackberry
6 71 (3.71%) PKI
7 69 (3.61%) Computer Science
8 51 (2.67%) Device Driver
9 50 (2.62%) Replication
10 46 (2.41%) Client/Server
11 33 (1.73%) Video Conferencing
12 27 (1.41%) iPad
13 24 (1.26%) iPhone
14 22 (1.15%) Oracle Exalogic
15 20 (1.05%) Mainframe
16 19 (0.99%) IVR
17 18 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
18 16 (0.84%) Handset
19 15 (0.78%) FlexPod
20 14 (0.73%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 908 (47.49%) Windows
2 639 (33.42%) Linux
3 364 (19.04%) UNIX
4 290 (15.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 237 (12.40%) Windows Server 2003
6 226 (11.82%) Windows 7
7 160 (8.37%) Windows XP
8 156 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 146 (7.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 107 (5.60%) Solaris
11 70 (3.66%) Windows 8
12 58 (3.03%) SUSE
13 46 (2.41%) Android
14 45 (2.35%) Ubuntu
15 43 (2.25%) CentOS
16 35 (1.83%) Windows 2000
17 31 (1.62%) Mac OS X
18 29 (1.52%) Windows Vista
19 28 (1.46%) AIX
20 25 (1.31%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 303 (15.85%) ITIL
2 181 (9.47%) Configuration Management
3 149 (7.79%) Project Management
4 148 (7.74%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (7.43%) DevOps
6 134 (7.01%) Load Balancing
7 124 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
8 109 (5.70%) Migration
9 86 (4.50%) Service Management
10 84 (4.39%) Change Management
11 83 (4.34%) OO
12 81 (4.24%) Incident Management
13 64 (3.35%) Service Delivery
14 63 (3.29%) Software Engineering
15 62 (3.24%) Network Design
16 59 (3.09%) Performance Tuning
17 54 (2.82%) Information Security
18 52 (2.72%) Network Management
19 51 (2.67%) Low Latency
20 49 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 260 (13.60%) Java
2 230 (12.03%) SQL
3 165 (8.63%) Python
4 152 (7.95%) Perl
5 115 (6.01%) Shell Script
6 107 (5.60%) C
7 105 (5.49%) PowerShell
8 104 (5.44%) Ruby
9 87 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 85 (4.45%) Bash Shell
11 84 (4.39%) C++
12 63 (3.29%) C#
13 53 (2.77%) PHP
14 46 (2.41%) VBScript
15 31 (1.62%) Korn
16 19 (0.99%) Embedded C
17 18 (0.94%) Scala
18 16 (0.84%) PL/SQL
19 15 (0.78%) COBOL
20 14 (0.73%) VB
Qualifications
1 264 (13.81%) Security Cleared
2 259 (13.55%) Cisco Certification
3 158 (8.26%) CCNA
4 157 (8.21%) SC Cleared
5 147 (7.69%) CCNP
5 147 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
6 120 (6.28%) Degree
7 108 (5.65%) MCSE
8 93 (4.86%) DV Cleared
9 54 (2.82%) CCIE
10 53 (2.77%) CISSP
11 47 (2.46%) ISTQB
12 42 (2.20%) MCP
13 37 (1.94%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 33 (1.73%) MCITP
14 33 (1.73%) MCSA
15 31 (1.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 29 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (1.46%) CCIP
18 21 (1.10%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.40%) SLA
2 50 (2.62%) QA
3 22 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 14 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 6 (0.31%) GPG13
7 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.10%) HL7
System Software
1 488 (25.52%) Active Directory
2 219 (11.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (5.44%) Hyper-V
4 96 (5.02%) vSphere
5 64 (3.35%) XenApp
6 52 (2.72%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (2.20%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.09%) Xen
9 36 (1.88%) XenDesktop
9 36 (1.88%) Firmware
10 34 (1.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 29 (1.52%) Snort
12 28 (1.46%) NFS
13 26 (1.36%) vCloud
14 23 (1.20%) Terminal Services
15 19 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 17 (0.89%) Samba
17 15 (0.78%) ProxySG
18 13 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
19 12 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 180 (9.41%) Puppet
2 120 (6.28%) Opscode Chef
3 112 (5.86%) SCCM
4 51 (2.67%) SCOM
5 38 (1.99%) Nagios
5 38 (1.99%) HP Quality Center
6 28 (1.46%) HP SIM
7 27 (1.41%) Ansible
7 27 (1.41%) NetBackup
8 24 (1.26%) SCVMM
8 24 (1.26%) Salt
9 20 (1.05%) Cobbler
9 20 (1.05%) EdgeSight
10 17 (0.89%) Backup Exec
11 15 (0.78%) Norton AntiVirus
12 14 (0.73%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 13 (0.68%) OpenView
13 13 (0.68%) Nessus
13 13 (0.68%) CA Wily
13 13 (0.68%) collectd
Vendors
1 520 (27.20%) Microsoft
2 478 (25.00%) Cisco
3 399 (20.87%) VMware
4 256 (13.39%) HP
5 204 (10.67%) Citrix
6 198 (10.36%) Oracle
7 177 (9.26%) Juniper
8 168 (8.79%) Red Hat
9 124 (6.49%) F5
10 118 (6.17%) CheckPoint
11 106 (5.54%) IBM
12 77 (4.03%) Dell
13 66 (3.45%) Blue Coat
14 57 (2.98%) NetApp
15 55 (2.88%) SolarWinds
16 53 (2.77%) Bloomberg
17 52 (2.72%) Veritas
18 50 (2.62%) Sun
19 47 (2.46%) McAfee
19 47 (2.46%) Apple
London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Set2Recruit
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: Negotiable Day Rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
set2recruit
Rate: £350 - £460 Per Day 350-460 a day
Posted: 11 hours ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Proactive Appointments
Rate: Unspecified Up to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £530 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wokingham, Berkshire
Ashdown IT
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
East Riding
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
2Source Talent
Rate: £620 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
UK
2Source Talent
Rate: Up to £730 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Sanderson
Rate: flexible
Posted: 4 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450 - £500.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £220 - £330 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £330 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Rate: £25k - 28k per year
Posted: 4 days ago