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 18 December 2014 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 117 111 108
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 987 913 910
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.78% 1.77% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.40% 13.14% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 462 432
Average daily rate
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£350 £345 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 72 161
Average hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £34.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+32.25% -20.51%

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -2 927 £356 +1.78% 369
London +7 428 £400 +6.66% 113
South East -7 214 £325 +8.33% 95
City of London -13 85 £350 -12.50% 38
Hampshire +4 74 £349 +0.35% 26
East of England +16 56 £318 +2.00% 38
Yorkshire -15 53 £350 +16.66% 19
Berkshire -15 51 £350 +25.00% 40
South West -16 48 £363 +31.81% 34
North West +4 45 £375 -6.25% 28
Surrey +10 42 £325 -18.75% 16
West Midlands +5 41 £275 +22.90% 18
West Yorkshire -15 35 £375 +25.00% 9
Leeds -12 28 £375 +25.00% 6
Scotland -22 27 £350 -1.40% 9
East Midlands +12 25 £270 -1.81% 18
Buckinghamshire -16 17 £323 +51.76% 4
Bracknell +7 16 £375 - 9
Birmingham -3 16 £155 +3.33% 4
Cambridgeshire -6 16 £100 -77.77% 16
Hertfordshire +4 15 £370 +14.28% 11
Bristol -1 14 £350 - 5
Manchester -6 14 £400 -5.88% 16
Milton Keynes -14 14 £325 +116.66% 3
Nottinghamshire +12 13 £373 +49.00%
Shropshire +5 12 £271 - 1
Essex -2 12 £350 +35.92% 3
Edinburgh -9 12 £438 +9.37% 2
North East -21 12 £320 -20.00% 2
Reading -10 11 £394 +35.77% 14

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 1127 (53.46%) Windows
2 657 (31.17%) DNS
3 646 (30.65%) Microsoft
4 636 (30.17%) Linux
5 603 (28.61%) Firewall
6 595 (28.23%) Active Directory
7 445 (21.11%) Cisco
8 433 (20.54%) LAN
9 431 (20.45%) WAN
10 430 (20.40%) VMware
11 404 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
12 380 (18.03%) UNIX
13 379 (17.98%) DHCP
14 314 (14.90%) VPN
15 313 (14.85%) ITIL
16 311 (14.75%) Windows 7
17 305 (14.47%) HP
18 300 (14.23%) MS Office
19 288 (13.66%) Finance
20 283 (13.43%) Security Cleared
21 281 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
22 274 (13.00%) HTTP
23 271 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
24 262 (12.43%) SQL
25 259 (12.29%) Citrix
26 257 (12.19%) SAN
27 248 (11.76%) Java
28 243 (11.53%) MS Exchange
29 236 (11.20%) Windows XP
30 234 (11.10%) SSL

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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
1 243 (11.53%) MS Exchange
2 171 (8.11%) IIS
3 98 (4.65%) Apache
4 83 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 78 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 74 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 66 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2007
8 54 (2.56%) WebLogic
9 49 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2003
10 47 (2.23%) WebSphere
11 45 (2.13%) Lync
12 32 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 32 (1.52%) nginx
13 29 (1.38%) IBM Notes
14 27 (1.28%) Node.js
14 27 (1.28%) JBoss
15 23 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
16 17 (0.81%) OpenStack
17 16 (0.76%) Jetty
17 16 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 300 (14.23%) MS Office
2 202 (9.58%) MS Excel
3 39 (1.85%) MS Visio
4 14 (0.66%) MS Project
5 8 (0.38%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.095%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.047%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.047%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.047%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.047%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.047%) CATIA
7 1 (0.047%) Simulink
7 1 (0.047%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.047%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.047%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 59 (2.80%) Oracle EBS
2 13 (0.62%) assyst
3 8 (0.38%) ResourceLink
4 6 (0.28%) Agresso
5 5 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 5 (0.24%) BASE24
6 4 (0.19%) RMDS
6 4 (0.19%) Summit
6 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
6 4 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
7 2 (0.095%) Cognos Planning
8 1 (0.047%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.047%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.047%) Teamcenter
8 1 (0.047%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (3.04%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (1.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (1.61%) Office 365
4 23 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
5 22 (1.04%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.66%) PaaS
7 13 (0.62%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.57%) Google App Engine
8 12 (0.57%) SaaS
9 10 (0.47%) Heroku
9 10 (0.47%) Engine Yard
10 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
11 6 (0.28%) Route 53
12 4 (0.19%) GitHub
13 3 (0.14%) IaaS
13 3 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
14 2 (0.095%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 657 (31.17%) DNS
2 603 (28.61%) Firewall
3 433 (20.54%) LAN
4 431 (20.45%) WAN
5 379 (17.98%) DHCP
6 314 (14.90%) VPN
7 274 (13.00%) HTTP
8 257 (12.19%) SAN
9 234 (11.10%) SSL
10 200 (9.49%) Internet
11 179 (8.49%) OSPF
12 176 (8.35%) BGP
13 172 (8.16%) Network Security
14 126 (5.98%) VoIP
15 122 (5.79%) VLAN
16 104 (4.93%) FTP
17 103 (4.89%) MPLS
18 99 (4.70%) Wireless
19 97 (4.60%) Cisco Nexus
20 93 (4.41%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 91 (4.32%) MySQL
3 57 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 56 (2.66%) NoSQL
5 41 (1.94%) Oracle Reports
6 40 (1.90%) MongoDB
7 32 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
8 28 (1.33%) Relational Database
9 27 (1.28%) Redis
10 25 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
11 24 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
12 20 (0.95%) DB2
12 20 (0.95%) Oracle Database
13 17 (0.81%) RDBMS
14 14 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
15 12 (0.57%) Big Data
16 9 (0.43%) EDRMS
17 8 (0.38%) Hadoop
18 7 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
18 7 (0.33%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 72 (3.42%) Subversion
2 67 (3.18%) Jenkins
3 54 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 32 (1.52%) JIRA
5 15 (0.71%) Maven
6 14 (0.66%) Visual Studio
7 13 (0.62%) LoadRunner
8 12 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
9 10 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 10 (0.47%) MSI
10 9 (0.43%) TeamCity
10 9 (0.43%) Selenium
10 9 (0.43%) Ant
11 7 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (0.33%) StyleCop
11 7 (0.33%) FxCop
11 7 (0.33%) Eclipse
11 7 (0.33%) ClearCase
12 6 (0.28%) Hudson
13 4 (0.19%) Toad
General
1 288 (13.66%) Finance
2 171 (8.11%) Telecoms
3 169 (8.02%) Banking
4 50 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 45 (2.13%) Retail
6 32 (1.52%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.42%) Law
8 29 (1.38%) Games
9 27 (1.28%) Marketing
10 25 (1.19%) Manufacturing
10 25 (1.19%) Advertising
10 25 (1.19%) Back Office
11 23 (1.09%) Legal
12 16 (0.76%) Front Office
12 16 (0.76%) Spanish Language
13 12 (0.57%) Electronics
14 9 (0.43%) Dutch Language
14 9 (0.43%) Multimedia
15 8 (0.38%) Aerospace
16 7 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 373 (17.69%) Analyst
2 222 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 214 (10.15%) Developer
4 196 (9.30%) Support Engineer
5 126 (5.98%) Support Analyst
6 101 (4.79%) Consultant
7 97 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 84 (3.98%) Administrator
8 84 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
9 79 (3.75%) Desktop Support
10 61 (2.89%) Test Analyst
10 61 (2.89%) Security Engineer
11 59 (2.80%) Software Engineer
11 59 (2.80%) Security Analyst
12 58 (2.75%) Systems Engineer
12 58 (2.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 52 (2.47%) Desktop Engineer
14 51 (2.42%) Network Support
15 49 (2.32%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (2.23%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 145 (6.88%) .NET
2 137 (6.50%) XML
3 125 (5.93%) Web Services
4 109 (5.17%) HTML
5 79 (3.75%) ASP.NET
6 61 (2.89%) JSP
7 60 (2.85%) JSON
8 40 (1.90%) Middleware
9 39 (1.85%) CSS
10 29 (1.38%) AngularJS
11 24 (1.14%) J2EE
12 23 (1.09%) REST
13 20 (0.95%) XSLT
13 20 (0.95%) LAMP
14 19 (0.90%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (0.90%) HTML5
15 18 (0.85%) WebSockets
16 17 (0.81%) Servlets
17 16 (0.76%) FIX Protocol
18 14 (0.66%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 186 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (4.98%) Clustering
3 83 (3.94%) Blackberry
4 82 (3.89%) PKI
5 74 (3.51%) Open Source
6 67 (3.18%) Management Information System
7 63 (2.99%) Client/Server
8 61 (2.89%) Computer Science
9 59 (2.80%) Replication
10 40 (1.90%) iPad
11 35 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
12 33 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
13 31 (1.47%) Oracle Exalogic
14 26 (1.23%) iPhone
15 24 (1.14%) AS400
16 23 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 22 (1.04%) Device Driver
18 20 (0.95%) FlexPod
19 19 (0.90%) Mobile App
19 19 (0.90%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1127 (53.46%) Windows
2 636 (30.17%) Linux
3 404 (19.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 380 (18.03%) UNIX
5 311 (14.75%) Windows 7
6 281 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 236 (11.20%) Windows XP
8 187 (8.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 154 (7.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 97 (4.60%) Solaris
11 82 (3.89%) Windows 8
12 57 (2.70%) SUSE
13 47 (2.23%) Windows 2000
14 44 (2.09%) Windows Vista
15 42 (1.99%) Ubuntu
16 40 (1.90%) CentOS
17 36 (1.71%) AIX
18 30 (1.42%) Android
19 22 (1.04%) Mac OS X
20 19 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 313 (14.85%) ITIL
2 152 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
3 134 (6.36%) DevOps
4 131 (6.21%) Load Balancing
5 127 (6.02%) Configuration Management
6 115 (5.46%) Project Management
7 100 (4.74%) Migration
8 97 (4.60%) Change Management
9 92 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
10 86 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
11 79 (3.75%) OO
11 79 (3.75%) Disaster Recovery
11 79 (3.75%) Incident Management
12 78 (3.70%) Service Delivery
13 74 (3.51%) Software Engineering
14 72 (3.42%) Information Security
15 64 (3.04%) Change Control
16 61 (2.89%) Validation
16 61 (2.89%) Test Scripting
17 60 (2.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 262 (12.43%) SQL
2 248 (11.76%) Java
3 159 (7.54%) PowerShell
4 152 (7.21%) Perl
5 144 (6.83%) Shell Script
6 137 (6.50%) Python
7 132 (6.26%) JavaScript
8 105 (4.98%) Ruby
9 96 (4.55%) C
10 94 (4.46%) C++
11 75 (3.56%) PHP
12 71 (3.37%) Bash Shell
13 65 (3.08%) C#
14 61 (2.89%) VBScript
15 31 (1.47%) VB
16 22 (1.04%) T-SQL
17 20 (0.95%) Korn
18 15 (0.71%) VBA
19 12 (0.57%) RPG
20 10 (0.47%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 283 (13.43%) Security Cleared
2 271 (12.86%) Cisco Certification
3 218 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 211 (10.01%) SC Cleared
5 168 (7.97%) CCNP
6 162 (7.69%) MCSE
7 146 (6.93%) CCNA
8 105 (4.98%) Degree
9 93 (4.41%) CISSP
10 79 (3.75%) CCIE
11 73 (3.46%) DV Cleared
12 61 (2.89%) ISTQB
13 57 (2.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 57 (2.70%) MCP
14 49 (2.32%) GIAC
15 48 (2.28%) MCITP
16 40 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
17 34 (1.61%) CEH
17 34 (1.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 33 (1.57%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (3.80%) SLA
2 58 (2.75%) QA
3 28 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 27 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 25 (1.19%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.33%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.28%) DO-178B
8 5 (0.24%) GPG13
9 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
9 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 2 (0.095%) COBIT
11 1 (0.047%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.047%) HL7
11 1 (0.047%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 595 (28.23%) Active Directory
2 209 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (4.93%) vSphere
4 79 (3.75%) XenApp
5 72 (3.42%) Hyper-V
6 45 (2.13%) VMware ESX
7 43 (2.04%) NFS
8 40 (1.90%) VMware ESXi
9 34 (1.61%) Snort
10 33 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 29 (1.38%) Firmware
12 28 (1.33%) XenDesktop
13 26 (1.23%) ProxySG
13 26 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 23 (1.09%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 23 (1.09%) Xen
15 14 (0.66%) Nmap
16 13 (0.62%) Docker
16 13 (0.62%) MetaFrame
17 11 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 137 (6.50%) Puppet
2 132 (6.26%) SCCM
3 85 (4.03%) Opscode Chef
4 56 (2.66%) SCOM
5 34 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 33 (1.57%) HP Quality Center
6 33 (1.57%) NetBackup
7 32 (1.52%) Nagios
8 28 (1.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 25 (1.19%) Nessus
10 23 (1.09%) WSUS
11 22 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
12 19 (0.90%) OpenNMS
12 19 (0.90%) HP SIM
12 19 (0.90%) RANCID
13 17 (0.81%) Ansible
14 16 (0.76%) FortiGate
15 15 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
15 15 (0.71%) SCVMM
15 15 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 646 (30.65%) Microsoft
2 445 (21.11%) Cisco
3 430 (20.40%) VMware
4 305 (14.47%) HP
5 259 (12.29%) Citrix
6 179 (8.49%) Oracle
7 176 (8.35%) Red Hat
8 156 (7.40%) Juniper
9 141 (6.69%) CheckPoint
10 127 (6.02%) F5
11 89 (4.22%) IBM
12 78 (3.70%) Dell
13 69 (3.27%) Symantec
14 67 (3.18%) Blue Coat
15 54 (2.56%) Avaya
16 52 (2.47%) NetApp
17 51 (2.42%) Veritas
18 49 (2.32%) EMC
19 46 (2.18%) McAfee
20 41 (1.94%) Sun
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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