The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 142 132 117
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 917 1031 1034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.72% 1.77% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.95% 12.70% 12.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 649 522
Median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £204 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £355 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 89 95
Median hourly rate £36.25 £17.09 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.17% -5.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.55 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £17.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+116.38% -3.72%

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
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 August 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 27 August 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -22 839 £401 +10.62% 312
London +14 418 £468 +10.00% 97
South East -63 132 £350 - 81
City of London +10 69 £500 +17.64% 35
North East -4 58 £323 -0.76% 3
South West +10 56 £384 +3.71% 28
Tyne and Wear +2 56 £323 -7.85% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -2 56 £323 -7.85% 2
North West -1 47 £375 -1.51% 13
Yorkshire -30 46 £475 +46.15% 22
Scotland +29 41 £310 +9.25% 3
East of England +6 38 £375 +25.00% 38
Surrey -19 35 £436 +16.33% 15
Manchester +11 32 £375 -15.73% 8
West Midlands -23 31 £313 -3.84% 16
Berkshire -36 29 £307 -7.12% 29
Wales +31 28 £415 +3.75% 2
South Wales +31 27 £411 +2.81% 2
Hampshire -16 25 £325 -3.70% 17
Bristol +11 21 £500 +35.13% 7
West Yorkshire -19 21 £463 +32.14% 13
Milton Keynes +26 20 £400 +14.28% 4
Buckinghamshire +17 20 £400 +6.66% 4
Westminster -8 20 £525 -
Sheffield -11 18 £500 +81.81% 4
South Yorkshire -15 18 £500 +81.81% 6
Wiltshire +5 16 £350 - 4
Glasgow +25 14 £225 - 1
Newport +8 14 £415 +12.92%
Bedfordshire +8 13 £375 +25.00% 3

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 918 (47.08%) Windows
2 747 (38.31%) Linux
3 639 (32.77%) DNS
4 538 (27.59%) Cisco
5 536 (27.49%) Firewall
6 492 (25.23%) Microsoft
7 477 (24.46%) Active Directory
8 475 (24.36%) ITIL
9 465 (23.85%) WAN
10 420 (21.54%) VMware
11 413 (21.18%) Security Cleared
12 396 (20.31%) LAN
13 383 (19.64%) Unix
14 368 (18.87%) Windows Server
15 367 (18.82%) DHCP
16 324 (16.62%) SC Cleared
17 318 (16.31%) Cisco Certification
18 312 (16.00%) HTTP
19 309 (15.85%) Perl
20 300 (15.38%) SSL
21 293 (15.03%) VPN
22 291 (14.92%) DevOps
23 275 (14.10%) Python
24 257 (13.18%) Finance
25 256 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
26 255 (13.08%) Java
27 250 (12.82%) MS Excel
28 245 (12.56%) Configuration Management
29 241 (12.36%) SQL
30 238 (12.21%) Wireless

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 157 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 155 (7.95%) Apache
3 134 (6.87%) IIS
4 91 (4.67%) Tomcat
5 83 (4.26%) WebSphere
6 73 (3.74%) OpenStack
6 73 (3.74%) SharePoint
7 66 (3.38%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (2.87%) Skype for Business
9 47 (2.41%) nginx
10 36 (1.85%) Jetty
11 35 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
12 33 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
12 33 (1.69%) Mongrel
13 32 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 30 (1.54%) IBM Notes
15 27 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 26 (1.33%) Confluence
17 23 (1.18%) JBoss
18 17 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 250 (12.82%) MS Excel
2 197 (10.10%) MS Office
3 26 (1.33%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) MS Project
6 4 (0.21%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.21%) HipChat
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.10%) InDesign
7 2 (0.10%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.10%) QuarkXPress
7 2 (0.10%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.051%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 22 (1.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 12 (0.62%) RMDS
3 6 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Primavera
5 2 (0.10%) Sage X3
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.051%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 177 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
2 88 (4.51%) Office 365
3 77 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (1.49%) GitHub
6 27 (1.38%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (0.87%) Google App Engine
7 17 (0.87%) Google Cloud Platform
8 12 (0.62%) Mimecast
9 11 (0.56%) PaaS
10 10 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 9 (0.46%) SaaS
12 8 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 8 (0.41%) Amazon S3
13 7 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 7 (0.36%) IaaS
14 6 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
14 6 (0.31%) Google Apps
15 5 (0.26%) Route 53
16 4 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 639 (32.77%) DNS
2 536 (27.49%) Firewall
3 465 (23.85%) WAN
4 396 (20.31%) LAN
5 367 (18.82%) DHCP
6 312 (16.00%) HTTP
7 300 (15.38%) SSL
8 293 (15.03%) VPN
9 238 (12.21%) Wireless
10 201 (10.31%) Network Security
11 193 (9.90%) SAN
12 190 (9.74%) Internet
13 178 (9.13%) BGP
14 157 (8.05%) VoIP
15 152 (7.79%) OSPF
16 150 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
17 142 (7.28%) IPsec
17 142 (7.28%) MPLS
18 138 (7.08%) SNMP
19 111 (5.69%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 201 (10.31%) SQL Server
2 167 (8.56%) MySQL
3 109 (5.59%) PostgreSQL
4 97 (4.97%) MongoDB
5 54 (2.77%) DB2
6 51 (2.62%) Redis
7 44 (2.26%) Relational Database
8 38 (1.95%) Oracle Database
9 25 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
10 24 (1.23%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.23%) RDBMS
11 15 (0.77%) Hadoop
12 13 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
13 11 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
13 11 (0.56%) Big Data
14 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.31%) GIS
16 6 (0.31%) Neo4j
16 6 (0.31%) OrientDB
Development Applications
1 205 (10.51%) Jenkins
2 89 (4.56%) Git (software)
3 59 (3.03%) Subversion
4 56 (2.87%) Visual Studio
5 55 (2.82%) Travis CI
6 38 (1.95%) StarTeam
7 33 (1.69%) JIRA
8 31 (1.59%) Eclipse
9 29 (1.49%) Vagrant
10 27 (1.38%) Rational DOORS
11 26 (1.33%) Bitbucket
11 26 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
12 20 (1.03%) GoCD
12 20 (1.03%) Maven
13 18 (0.92%) ClearCase
14 16 (0.82%) JUnit
15 14 (0.72%) Selenium
16 11 (0.56%) Artifactory
16 11 (0.56%) GitLab
17 10 (0.51%) SoapUI
General
1 257 (13.18%) Finance
2 103 (5.28%) Telecoms
3 68 (3.49%) Banking
4 61 (3.13%) Marketing
5 49 (2.51%) Retail
6 30 (1.54%) Electronics
7 28 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 26 (1.33%) Back Office
8 26 (1.33%) Legal
9 21 (1.08%) Advertising
9 21 (1.08%) Front Office
10 18 (0.92%) Financial Institution
10 18 (0.92%) Investment Banking
11 17 (0.87%) Games
12 10 (0.51%) Law
13 9 (0.46%) Billing
13 9 (0.46%) Japanese Language
14 8 (0.41%) French Language
15 7 (0.36%) Military
16 6 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 259 (13.28%) Analyst
2 245 (12.56%) Network Engineer
3 176 (9.03%) Support Engineer
4 165 (8.46%) DevOps Engineer
5 100 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
6 96 (4.92%) Administrator
7 88 (4.51%) Developer
8 85 (4.36%) Architect
9 80 (4.10%) Desktop Support
10 76 (3.90%) Support Analyst
11 74 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 70 (3.59%) Cisco Engineer
13 68 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
14 67 (3.44%) Consultant
15 64 (3.28%) Service Analyst
16 59 (3.03%) 2nd Line Support
17 57 (2.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 56 (2.87%) 3rd Line Support
19 55 (2.82%) Service Desk Analyst
20 54 (2.77%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (5.23%) LAMP
2 89 (4.56%) 802.1X
3 88 (4.51%) .NET
4 83 (4.26%) Web Services
5 79 (4.05%) XML
6 69 (3.54%) HTML
7 57 (2.92%) CSS
8 47 (2.41%) Node.js
9 46 (2.36%) J2EE
10 38 (1.95%) SOAP
11 37 (1.90%) Servlets
12 28 (1.44%) LEMP Stack
13 24 (1.23%) LAPP Stack
14 21 (1.08%) REST
15 20 (1.03%) Middleware
15 20 (1.03%) Spring
16 18 (0.92%) Ajax
17 16 (0.82%) FIX Protocol
18 15 (0.77%) HTML5
18 15 (0.77%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 171 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 135 (6.92%) Analytical Skills
3 82 (4.21%) Clustering
4 73 (3.74%) Management Information System
5 62 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 60 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 56 (2.87%) Blackberry
8 33 (1.69%) PKI
9 30 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 29 (1.49%) Mainframe
11 28 (1.44%) Client/Server
11 28 (1.44%) Driving Licence
12 24 (1.23%) Cryptography
12 24 (1.23%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (1.23%) iPad
13 23 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 22 (1.13%) IBM Mainframe
14 22 (1.13%) Private Cloud
15 21 (1.08%) IVR
16 20 (1.03%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 918 (47.08%) Windows
2 747 (38.31%) Linux
3 383 (19.64%) Unix
4 368 (18.87%) Windows Server
5 171 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 166 (8.51%) Windows 7
7 155 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
8 122 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
9 116 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 87 (4.46%) Solaris
11 73 (3.74%) CentOS
12 71 (3.64%) Windows XP
13 47 (2.41%) Mac OS X
13 47 (2.41%) Windows 8
14 39 (2.00%) Windows 10
15 37 (1.90%) AIX
16 26 (1.33%) Ubuntu
16 26 (1.33%) zOS
17 22 (1.13%) Android
17 22 (1.13%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 475 (24.36%) ITIL
2 291 (14.92%) DevOps
3 245 (12.56%) Configuration Management
4 205 (10.51%) Agile Software Development
5 157 (8.05%) Continuous Integration
6 151 (7.74%) Load Balancing
7 142 (7.28%) Change Management
8 133 (6.82%) Migration
9 122 (6.26%) Open Source
10 105 (5.38%) High Availability
11 95 (4.87%) Software Engineering
12 89 (4.56%) Mentoring
13 84 (4.31%) Project Management
14 79 (4.05%) Network Design
15 78 (4.00%) Information Security
16 75 (3.85%) Unit Testing
17 71 (3.64%) Incident Management
18 70 (3.59%) Network Monitoring
19 68 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
20 67 (3.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 309 (15.85%) Perl
2 275 (14.10%) Python
3 255 (13.08%) Java
4 241 (12.36%) SQL
5 198 (10.15%) PowerShell
6 178 (9.13%) Bash Shell
7 157 (8.05%) Ruby
8 150 (7.69%) Shell Script
9 106 (5.44%) C++
10 89 (4.56%) C
11 83 (4.26%) C#
12 82 (4.21%) VB
13 78 (4.00%) JavaScript
14 75 (3.85%) Go
15 53 (2.72%) Korn
16 51 (2.62%) PHP
17 48 (2.46%) C-shell
18 41 (2.10%) VBScript
19 18 (0.92%) Scala
20 14 (0.72%) REXX
Qualifications
1 413 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 324 (16.62%) SC Cleared
3 318 (16.31%) Cisco Certification
4 206 (10.56%) CCNP
5 193 (9.90%) CCNA
6 165 (8.46%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (6.41%) Degree
8 105 (5.38%) MCSE
9 70 (3.59%) CCIE
10 68 (3.49%) MCP
11 57 (2.92%) CISSP
11 57 (2.92%) MCSA
12 56 (2.87%) DV Cleared
13 53 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
14 44 (2.26%) CCDP
15 30 (1.54%) MCSD
16 28 (1.44%) MCDST
17 25 (1.28%) CCSA
18 24 (1.23%) A+ Certification
18 24 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 89 (4.56%) SLA
2 69 (3.54%) PCI DSS
3 42 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
4 19 (0.97%) QA
5 11 (0.56%) RMADS
6 7 (0.36%) ISO 9000
7 6 (0.31%) COBIT
7 6 (0.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.10%) MISRA
9 2 (0.10%) SEPA
10 1 (0.051%) HL7
10 1 (0.051%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.051%) ISO 8583
10 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.051%) JTAG
10 1 (0.051%) MiFID
10 1 (0.051%) TickIT
System Software
1 477 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 256 (13.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 85 (4.36%) vSphere
4 75 (3.85%) Samba
5 74 (3.79%) Docker
6 70 (3.59%) Hyper-V
7 57 (2.92%) Firmware
8 55 (2.82%) XenApp
9 37 (1.90%) Virtual Machines
10 31 (1.59%) VMware ESX
11 28 (1.44%) NFS
11 28 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.23%) vCloud
12 24 (1.23%) Xen
13 23 (1.18%) etcd
13 23 (1.18%) flannel
14 22 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
15 19 (0.97%) KVM
16 18 (0.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 15 (0.77%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 236 (12.10%) Puppet
2 155 (7.95%) Opscode Chef
3 130 (6.67%) Ansible
4 115 (5.90%) SCCM
5 74 (3.79%) Tivoli
6 63 (3.23%) Nagios
7 50 (2.56%) MOM
8 47 (2.41%) HP SiteScope
9 40 (2.05%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 39 (2.00%) Terraform
11 38 (1.95%) FortiGate
12 37 (1.90%) Backup Exec
12 37 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 36 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 35 (1.79%) NetBackup
15 31 (1.59%) Consul
16 29 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 29 (1.49%) Nessus
17 26 (1.33%) Kubernetes
18 24 (1.23%) Marathon
Vendors
1 538 (27.59%) Cisco
2 492 (25.23%) Microsoft
3 420 (21.54%) VMware
4 237 (12.15%) Oracle
5 225 (11.54%) HP
6 199 (10.21%) CheckPoint
7 154 (7.90%) Citrix
8 150 (7.69%) F5
9 142 (7.28%) Red Hat
10 138 (7.08%) Juniper
11 89 (4.56%) ServiceNow
12 84 (4.31%) IBM
13 70 (3.59%) CA
14 68 (3.49%) Intel Security
15 67 (3.44%) Symantec
16 65 (3.33%) Dell
16 65 (3.33%) EMC
17 61 (3.13%) Remedy
18 60 (3.08%) BMC
19 55 (2.82%) Blue Coat
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