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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 102 147 109
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -38
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1110 807 1070
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.91% 1.53% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.26% 11.30% 12.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 603 428 458
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £152 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 78 171
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.87 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £39.13 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.58 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+15.53% -10.97%

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 7144 8918
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.53% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4638 3900 4055
Average daily rate £363 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -2.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 411 701
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.22% -

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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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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 +46 1028 £375 +13.63% 444
London +40 457 £400 +14.28% 157
South East +1 196 £356 +14.00% 100
City of London +31 114 £400 +10.72% 65
South West +39 89 £390 +52.94% 33
East of England +14 75 £310 -0.80% 56
Hampshire +27 72 £379 +23.79% 30
North West +22 71 £375 +15.38% 27
West Midlands +12 56 £300 -14.28% 21
Berkshire -7 56 £350 +40.00% 30
Scotland +2 50 £322 +17.04% 10
Yorkshire -1 31 £340 +18.26% 40
Cambridgeshire +27 30 £130 -71.11% 36
Cheshire +3 30 £310 -6.41% 12
East Midlands +12 24 £150 -51.21% 15
Reading +6 24 £369 +123.48% 9
Birmingham +10 23 £190 -50.64% 6
Devon - 23 £425 - 3
Lancashire -4 21 £513 - 2
Surrey -34 21 £375 +20.00% 17
Cambridge +13 20 £400 -3.03% 31
Gloucestershire -2 19 £350 - 9
Gosport - 18 £414 - 2
West Yorkshire +3 17 £375 +36.36% 10
Glasgow +2 17 £197 +91.50% 1
Wiltshire +1 17 £450 +76.47% 5
Leicestershire +16 16 £150 -25.00% 3
North East -21 16 £180 - 2
Hertfordshire -22 16 £335 +24.07% 10
Plymouth - 15 £450 -

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 1148 (57.09%) Windows
2 657 (32.67%) Microsoft
3 643 (31.97%) DNS
4 600 (29.84%) Active Directory
5 597 (29.69%) Linux
6 566 (28.15%) Firewall
7 435 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 415 (20.64%) Cisco
9 407 (20.24%) WAN
10 406 (20.19%) LAN
11 383 (19.05%) VMware
12 382 (19.00%) UNIX
13 343 (17.06%) DHCP
14 323 (16.06%) Windows 7
15 322 (16.01%) VPN
16 315 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
17 297 (14.77%) HP
18 290 (14.42%) ITIL
19 280 (13.92%) MS Office
20 277 (13.77%) SQL
21 273 (13.58%) HTTP
22 268 (13.33%) Security Cleared
23 266 (13.23%) SAN
23 266 (13.23%) MS Exchange
24 261 (12.98%) Windows XP
25 257 (12.78%) Finance
26 247 (12.28%) Java
27 239 (11.88%) MS Excel
28 222 (11.04%) Citrix
29 221 (10.99%) Oracle

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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
1 266 (13.23%) MS Exchange
2 192 (9.55%) IIS
3 124 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 98 (4.87%) Apache
5 76 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 74 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 72 (3.58%) WebSphere
8 69 (3.43%) Tomcat
9 66 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
10 59 (2.93%) WebLogic
11 41 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 41 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 34 (1.69%) IBM Notes
13 30 (1.49%) Lync
14 26 (1.29%) nginx
15 23 (1.14%) Jetty
16 20 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
17 16 (0.80%) WebSphere Application Server
18 15 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
19 11 (0.55%) Node.js
Applications
1 280 (13.92%) MS Office
2 239 (11.88%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.79%) MS Visio
4 12 (0.60%) MS Project
5 11 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
6 3 (0.15%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.099%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.050%) Simulink
8 1 (0.050%) CATIA
8 1 (0.050%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.050%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.050%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.050%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.050%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.050%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 86 (4.28%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.70%) assyst
3 5 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.20%) Summit
5 3 (0.15%) Agresso
6 2 (0.099%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.099%) BASE24
7 1 (0.050%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.050%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.050%) Minerva
7 1 (0.050%) RMDS
7 1 (0.050%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.050%) Changepoint
Cloud Services
1 42 (2.09%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
3 33 (1.64%) Office 365
4 28 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 26 (1.29%) Microsoft Azure
6 21 (1.04%) SaaS
7 19 (0.94%) Google App Engine
8 12 (0.60%) PaaS
9 4 (0.20%) Heroku
10 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.099%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.099%) Route 53
12 1 (0.050%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 643 (31.97%) DNS
2 566 (28.15%) Firewall
3 407 (20.24%) WAN
4 406 (20.19%) LAN
5 343 (17.06%) DHCP
6 322 (16.01%) VPN
7 273 (13.58%) HTTP
8 266 (13.23%) SAN
9 210 (10.44%) SSL
10 164 (8.16%) Internet
11 146 (7.26%) Network Security
12 139 (6.91%) OSPF
13 133 (6.61%) BGP
14 116 (5.77%) Wireless
15 111 (5.52%) VLAN
16 98 (4.87%) VoIP
17 97 (4.82%) SNMP
18 88 (4.38%) FTP
18 88 (4.38%) MPLS
19 82 (4.08%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 198 (9.85%) SQL Server
2 64 (3.18%) MySQL
3 49 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 41 (2.04%) NoSQL
5 35 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 33 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
7 30 (1.49%) Oracle Database
8 19 (0.94%) Relational Database
8 19 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (0.85%) DB2
9 17 (0.85%) Redis
10 14 (0.70%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (0.60%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.50%) MongoDB
13 7 (0.35%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.30%) Big Data
15 5 (0.25%) QlikView
15 5 (0.25%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.25%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.25%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 55 (2.73%) Subversion
2 47 (2.34%) Jenkins
3 44 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 29 (1.44%) LoadRunner
5 23 (1.14%) JIRA
6 20 (0.99%) QuickTest Pro
7 13 (0.65%) Eclipse
8 10 (0.50%) Maven
9 9 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (0.45%) MSI
10 8 (0.40%) Visual Studio
10 8 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 8 (0.40%) TeamCity
11 7 (0.35%) GDB
11 7 (0.35%) Hudson
12 6 (0.30%) Rational Rhapsody
12 6 (0.30%) FxCop
12 6 (0.30%) StyleCop
12 6 (0.30%) Selenium
13 5 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 257 (12.78%) Finance
2 145 (7.21%) Banking
3 120 (5.97%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.73%) Investment Banking
5 40 (1.99%) Retail
6 35 (1.74%) Marketing
7 30 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 27 (1.34%) Advertising
9 25 (1.24%) Games
10 24 (1.19%) Law
11 23 (1.14%) Spanish Language
12 22 (1.09%) Legal
12 22 (1.09%) Back Office
13 18 (0.90%) Front Office
14 16 (0.80%) French Language
15 14 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
16 11 (0.55%) Manufacturing
17 10 (0.50%) Electronics
18 9 (0.45%) Dutch Language
19 6 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 358 (17.80%) Analyst
2 211 (10.49%) Developer
3 200 (9.95%) Support Engineer
4 184 (9.15%) Network Engineer
5 110 (5.47%) Support Analyst
6 91 (4.53%) Consultant
7 87 (4.33%) Administrator
8 83 (4.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 78 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 70 (3.48%) Test Analyst
11 63 (3.13%) Desktop Support
12 61 (3.03%) Software Engineer
12 61 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
13 60 (2.98%) Security Analyst
14 59 (2.93%) Architect
15 58 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
16 54 (2.69%) Service Analyst
17 53 (2.64%) Systems Engineer
18 52 (2.59%) Service Desk Analyst
19 49 (2.44%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (9.20%) .NET
2 125 (6.22%) HTML
3 119 (5.92%) XML
4 103 (5.12%) ASP.NET
5 100 (4.97%) Web Services
6 92 (4.57%) JSP
7 60 (2.98%) JSON
8 33 (1.64%) CSS
9 32 (1.59%) FIX Protocol
10 29 (1.44%) J2EE
11 27 (1.34%) Servlets
12 24 (1.19%) LAMP
12 24 (1.19%) REST
13 23 (1.14%) AngularJS
13 23 (1.14%) Middleware
14 19 (0.94%) WebSphere MQ
15 18 (0.90%) HTML5
16 16 (0.80%) RESTful
17 15 (0.75%) WebSockets
18 14 (0.70%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 183 (9.10%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (5.17%) Clustering
3 86 (4.28%) Blackberry
4 79 (3.93%) Client/Server
5 74 (3.68%) Open Source
6 60 (2.98%) PKI
7 58 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 56 (2.78%) Management Information System
9 52 (2.59%) Replication
10 36 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
11 35 (1.74%) iPad
12 29 (1.44%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.44%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 24 (1.19%) Device Driver
14 23 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
14 23 (1.14%) iPhone
15 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
15 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
16 19 (0.94%) Oracle Exalogic
17 18 (0.90%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1148 (57.09%) Windows
2 597 (29.69%) Linux
3 435 (21.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 382 (19.00%) UNIX
5 323 (16.06%) Windows 7
6 315 (15.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 261 (12.98%) Windows XP
8 143 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 101 (5.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 89 (4.43%) Solaris
11 71 (3.53%) Windows 2000
12 60 (2.98%) Windows 8
13 40 (1.99%) SUSE
14 34 (1.69%) Windows Vista
15 33 (1.64%) AIX
16 27 (1.34%) Android
17 23 (1.14%) Mac OS X
18 20 (0.99%) Ubuntu
19 19 (0.94%) CentOS
20 18 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 290 (14.42%) ITIL
2 126 (6.27%) Agile Software Development
3 104 (5.17%) Configuration Management
3 104 (5.17%) Load Balancing
4 94 (4.67%) Migration
5 90 (4.48%) DevOps
6 84 (4.18%) Project Management
7 81 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
8 80 (3.98%) Software Engineering
9 78 (3.88%) Change Management
10 76 (3.78%) Service Delivery
11 71 (3.53%) Validation
11 71 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
12 66 (3.28%) Incident Management
13 60 (2.98%) OO
13 60 (2.98%) Low Latency
14 59 (2.93%) Software Testing
15 58 (2.88%) Test Scripting
16 57 (2.83%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 277 (13.77%) SQL
2 247 (12.28%) Java
3 160 (7.96%) PowerShell
4 139 (6.91%) JavaScript
5 136 (6.76%) Perl
6 127 (6.32%) C
7 114 (5.67%) Shell Script
8 103 (5.12%) Python
9 101 (5.02%) C++
10 67 (3.33%) Ruby
11 61 (3.03%) C#
12 57 (2.83%) PHP
13 51 (2.54%) VBScript
14 42 (2.09%) VB
15 41 (2.04%) Bash Shell
16 19 (0.94%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.90%) Embedded C
18 15 (0.75%) VBA
19 13 (0.65%) PL/SQL
20 12 (0.60%) Korn
Qualifications
1 268 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 211 (10.49%) SC Cleared
3 207 (10.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 206 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
5 156 (7.76%) MCSE
6 130 (6.46%) CCNP
7 114 (5.67%) Degree
8 110 (5.47%) CCNA
9 86 (4.28%) ISTQB
10 84 (4.18%) CISSP
10 84 (4.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 67 (3.33%) DV Cleared
12 60 (2.98%) MCP
13 54 (2.69%) MCITP
14 51 (2.54%) CCIE
15 43 (2.14%) MCTS
16 41 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
17 37 (1.84%) GIAC
18 33 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 30 (1.49%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (3.23%) QA
2 64 (3.18%) SLA
3 28 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 26 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 22 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.35%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.30%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.20%) GPG13
8 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.099%) COBIT
10 1 (0.050%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.050%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.050%) JTAG
System Software
1 600 (29.84%) Active Directory
2 208 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (4.57%) vSphere
4 75 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 66 (3.28%) XenApp
6 48 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (2.24%) NFS
8 38 (1.89%) VMware ESX
9 33 (1.64%) Terminal Services
10 30 (1.49%) Xen
11 27 (1.34%) Firmware
12 24 (1.19%) Snort
13 20 (0.99%) Nmap
13 20 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 19 (0.94%) ProxySG
15 16 (0.80%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 16 (0.80%) XenDesktop
16 15 (0.75%) vCloud
17 12 (0.60%) Docker
17 12 (0.60%) Squid
Systems Management
1 149 (7.41%) SCCM
2 101 (5.02%) Puppet
3 61 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 58 (2.88%) HP Quality Center
5 57 (2.83%) SCOM
6 39 (1.94%) Backup Exec
7 34 (1.69%) Nessus
8 28 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
8 28 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 27 (1.34%) NetBackup
10 23 (1.14%) WSUS
11 21 (1.04%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 21 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
12 19 (0.94%) Nagios
13 16 (0.80%) HP SIM
13 16 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
14 14 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 13 (0.65%) Tivoli
15 13 (0.65%) FortiGate
16 12 (0.60%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 657 (32.67%) Microsoft
2 415 (20.64%) Cisco
3 383 (19.05%) VMware
4 297 (14.77%) HP
5 222 (11.04%) Citrix
6 221 (10.99%) Oracle
7 129 (6.41%) Juniper
8 125 (6.22%) Red Hat
9 124 (6.17%) CheckPoint
10 120 (5.97%) F5
11 87 (4.33%) IBM
12 62 (3.08%) NetApp
13 61 (3.03%) EMC
13 61 (3.03%) Symantec
14 59 (2.93%) Dell
15 52 (2.59%) Blue Coat
16 51 (2.54%) McAfee
17 50 (2.49%) Avaya
18 40 (1.99%) SolarWinds
19 38 (1.89%) Lotus
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South West London
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Circle Recruitment
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
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Posted: Yesterday
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: Yesterday
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Gosport, Hampshire
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Rate: £300 - £325 per day
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