The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 115 137 106
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 967 771 1040
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.77% 1.51% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.75% 11.04% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 397 447
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £154
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 99 148
Average hourly rate £16.84 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.36% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £35.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 +19 880 £350 +7.69% 416
London +27 387 £400 +10.34% 135
South East +19 214 £325 +8.33% 109
Hampshire +40 97 £325 +10.16% 30
East of England +22 81 £300 - 48
City of London -14 76 £406 +12.84% 37
Scotland +18 54 £325 +18.18% 10
Berkshire -27 53 £325 +18.18% 33
North West +18 52 £300 +7.91% 17
West Midlands +12 48 £188 -26.47% 20
South West +2 46 £350 +75.00% 35
Cheshire +13 31 £283 -30.24% 8
Birmingham +14 26 £245 -42.35% 4
Reading -13 26 £363 +45.00% 17
Glasgow +20 24 £181 - 4
Cambridgeshire +6 24 £168 -10.66% 29
Yorkshire -4 22 £310 +7.82% 35
Suffolk - 22 £375 - 3
Ipswich - 20 £369 - 2
West Sussex +10 18 £305 - 9
Gloucestershire -10 16 £356 +174.03% 8
East Midlands +3 15 £350 +20.68% 17
Hertfordshire +1 15 £335 +3.07% 12
Buckinghamshire -4 15 £275 +1.85% 6
Cambridge 0 14 £330 +76.00% 23
West Yorkshire -7 14 £313 +13.63% 19
Bedfordshire -11 14 £300 - 5
Milton Keynes +7 13 - - 1
Southampton -3 12 £400 +23.07% 9
South Wales -16 12 £375 +36.36% 3

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 1128 (60.13%) Windows
2 636 (33.90%) Microsoft
3 607 (32.36%) Active Directory
4 587 (31.29%) DNS
5 558 (29.74%) Linux
6 473 (25.21%) Firewall
7 415 (22.12%) LAN
8 402 (21.43%) WAN
9 391 (20.84%) Cisco
9 391 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 390 (20.79%) VMware
11 389 (20.74%) UNIX
12 317 (16.90%) Windows 7
13 305 (16.26%) DHCP
14 296 (15.78%) SQL
15 289 (15.41%) Windows XP
15 289 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 286 (15.25%) VPN
17 283 (15.09%) ITIL
18 280 (14.93%) HP
19 270 (14.39%) SAN
19 270 (14.39%) MS Excel
20 265 (14.13%) MS Exchange
21 254 (13.54%) Oracle
22 250 (13.33%) HTTP
23 247 (13.17%) MS Office
24 241 (12.85%) Security Cleared
25 236 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
26 229 (12.21%) Finance
27 221 (11.78%) Citrix

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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
1 265 (14.13%) MS Exchange
2 166 (8.85%) IIS
3 133 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 83 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 80 (4.26%) Apache
5 80 (4.26%) SharePoint
6 69 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
7 53 (2.83%) WebSphere
8 52 (2.77%) Tomcat
9 49 (2.61%) WebLogic
10 42 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 39 (2.08%) Lync
12 35 (1.87%) IBM Notes
13 33 (1.76%) SharePoint 2010
14 15 (0.80%) nginx
15 14 (0.75%) Jetty
16 13 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2000
17 10 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
18 9 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 270 (14.39%) MS Excel
2 247 (13.17%) MS Office
3 35 (1.87%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (0.75%) MS Project
6 9 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.11%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.053%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.053%) Simulink
8 1 (0.053%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 84 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.32%) assyst
2 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Ubix
3 4 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
3 4 (0.21%) Summit
3 4 (0.21%) RMDS
3 4 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.053%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.053%) Academy Housing
4 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.053%) Minerva
4 1 (0.053%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 35 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.76%) Cloud Computing
2 33 (1.76%) Office 365
3 17 (0.91%) SaaS
4 16 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 15 (0.80%) PaaS
6 10 (0.53%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.21%) Heroku
8 2 (0.11%) IaaS
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.053%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 587 (31.29%) DNS
2 473 (25.21%) Firewall
3 415 (22.12%) LAN
4 402 (21.43%) WAN
5 305 (16.26%) DHCP
6 286 (15.25%) VPN
7 270 (14.39%) SAN
8 250 (13.33%) HTTP
9 168 (8.96%) SSL
10 135 (7.20%) Internet
11 133 (7.09%) Wireless
12 127 (6.77%) VLAN
13 105 (5.60%) BGP
14 100 (5.33%) OSPF
15 99 (5.28%) VoIP
16 98 (5.22%) Network Security
17 97 (5.17%) MPLS
18 82 (4.37%) HTTPS
18 82 (4.37%) Ethernet
19 79 (4.21%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 218 (11.62%) SQL Server
2 52 (2.77%) MySQL
3 44 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 40 (2.13%) Oracle Database
6 39 (2.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
8 22 (1.17%) Relational Database
9 20 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
10 17 (0.91%) PostgreSQL
11 14 (0.75%) Redis
11 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 12 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
12 12 (0.64%) Crystal Reports
12 12 (0.64%) Cognos Impromptu
13 11 (0.59%) MongoDB
14 8 (0.43%) DB2
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
15 5 (0.27%) SQLPlus
15 5 (0.27%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 41 (2.19%) Git (software)
2 39 (2.08%) Subversion
3 36 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 30 (1.60%) LoadRunner
5 22 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (1.01%) JIRA
7 13 (0.69%) JUnit
8 9 (0.48%) Selenium
8 9 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.43%) Hudson
9 8 (0.43%) FitNesse
9 8 (0.43%) Eclipse
10 7 (0.37%) GDB
11 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (0.32%) Toad
11 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 6 (0.32%) Visual Studio
11 6 (0.32%) ClearCase
12 5 (0.27%) Maven
12 5 (0.27%) FxCop
General
1 229 (12.21%) Finance
2 117 (6.24%) Telecoms
3 116 (6.18%) Banking
4 38 (2.03%) Investment Banking
5 34 (1.81%) Marketing
6 29 (1.55%) Retail
7 27 (1.44%) Advertising
7 27 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 21 (1.12%) Legal
9 20 (1.07%) Front Office
10 19 (1.01%) Games
10 19 (1.01%) French Language
11 17 (0.91%) Mandarin Language
11 17 (0.91%) Spanish Language
12 16 (0.85%) Law
13 14 (0.75%) Electronics
13 14 (0.75%) Manufacturing
14 12 (0.64%) Back Office
15 5 (0.27%) Publishing
15 5 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 322 (17.16%) Analyst
2 193 (10.29%) Support Engineer
3 188 (10.02%) Developer
4 161 (8.58%) Network Engineer
5 105 (5.60%) Support Analyst
6 102 (5.44%) Consultant
7 91 (4.85%) Administrator
8 90 (4.80%) Architect
9 78 (4.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 74 (3.94%) Desktop Support
11 72 (3.84%) Systems Administrator
12 67 (3.57%) Test Analyst
13 66 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 57 (3.04%) 3rd Line Support
15 55 (2.93%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (2.67%) Service Desk Analyst
16 50 (2.67%) Service Analyst
17 49 (2.61%) Software Engineer
18 47 (2.51%) Server Engineer
19 42 (2.24%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 165 (8.80%) .NET
2 122 (6.50%) HTML
3 99 (5.28%) XML
3 99 (5.28%) ASP.NET
4 91 (4.85%) Web Services
5 88 (4.69%) JSP
6 56 (2.99%) JSON
7 30 (1.60%) REST
8 27 (1.44%) CSS
9 25 (1.33%) Middleware
10 18 (0.96%) FIX Protocol
10 18 (0.96%) LAMP
10 18 (0.96%) SOAP
11 17 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
11 17 (0.91%) Servlets
12 16 (0.85%) RESTful
12 16 (0.85%) J2EE
13 14 (0.75%) AngularJS
13 14 (0.75%) HTML5
14 13 (0.69%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 102 (5.44%) Clustering
2 76 (4.05%) Client/Server
3 73 (3.89%) Blackberry
4 67 (3.57%) Open Source
5 53 (2.83%) Replication
6 48 (2.56%) Management Information System
7 45 (2.40%) PKI
8 44 (2.35%) Computer Science
9 37 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.49%) Thin Client
10 28 (1.49%) Fat Client
11 26 (1.39%) Hedge funds
12 24 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 23 (1.23%) iPad
14 22 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 21 (1.12%) Equities
16 20 (1.07%) Device Driver
17 18 (0.96%) Firmware
18 17 (0.91%) AS400
19 13 (0.69%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1128 (60.13%) Windows
2 558 (29.74%) Linux
3 391 (20.84%) Windows Server 2008
4 389 (20.74%) UNIX
5 317 (16.90%) Windows 7
6 289 (15.41%) Windows XP
6 289 (15.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 94 (5.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 86 (4.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 77 (4.10%) Windows 2000
10 74 (3.94%) Solaris
11 44 (2.35%) Windows 8
12 42 (2.24%) Windows Vista
13 28 (1.49%) AIX
14 27 (1.44%) SUSE
15 26 (1.39%) Windows 2000 Server
15 26 (1.39%) Mac OS X
16 20 (1.07%) Android
17 18 (0.96%) CentOS
18 16 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 283 (15.09%) ITIL
2 95 (5.06%) Configuration Management
2 95 (5.06%) Migration
3 84 (4.48%) Change Management
4 72 (3.84%) Software Engineering
5 71 (3.78%) Project Management
5 71 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
6 70 (3.73%) Load Balancing
7 69 (3.68%) Agile Software Development
8 67 (3.57%) Service Delivery
9 65 (3.46%) DevOps
10 64 (3.41%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (3.25%) Incident Management
12 60 (3.20%) Software Testing
13 59 (3.14%) Service Management
14 58 (3.09%) Validation
15 57 (3.04%) Test Scripting
16 55 (2.93%) Performance Tuning
17 51 (2.72%) Multithreading
18 49 (2.61%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 296 (15.78%) SQL
2 202 (10.77%) Java
3 134 (7.14%) C
3 134 (7.14%) PowerShell
4 132 (7.04%) JavaScript
5 116 (6.18%) Perl
6 104 (5.54%) Shell Script
7 97 (5.17%) Python
8 92 (4.90%) C++
9 62 (3.30%) Ruby
10 58 (3.09%) C#
11 45 (2.40%) VBScript
12 44 (2.35%) PHP
13 37 (1.97%) VB
14 36 (1.92%) Bash Shell
15 17 (0.91%) Embedded C
16 16 (0.85%) T-SQL
17 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
18 12 (0.64%) VBA
19 11 (0.59%) Korn
Qualifications
1 241 (12.85%) Security Cleared
2 189 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 173 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
4 148 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
5 116 (6.18%) Degree
6 115 (6.13%) MCSE
7 112 (5.97%) CCNA
8 100 (5.33%) CCNP
9 85 (4.53%) ISTQB
10 81 (4.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 64 (3.41%) DV Cleared
12 52 (2.77%) MCP
13 49 (2.61%) CISSP
14 36 (1.92%) MCITP
15 34 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (1.76%) ITIL Certification
16 33 (1.76%) CCIE
17 30 (1.60%) MCTS
18 27 (1.44%) ISEB
19 21 (1.12%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.52%) SLA
2 63 (3.36%) QA
3 19 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 15 (0.80%) PCI DSS
5 13 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.16%) BS7799
8 3 (0.16%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) JTAG
9 2 (0.11%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.053%) JSP 440
System Software
1 607 (32.36%) Active Directory
2 236 (12.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (4.64%) Hyper-V
4 84 (4.48%) vSphere
5 77 (4.10%) XenApp
6 52 (2.77%) NFS
7 47 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.13%) VMware ESX
9 33 (1.76%) Terminal Services
10 30 (1.60%) Xen
10 30 (1.60%) XenDesktop
11 23 (1.23%) Nmap
12 17 (0.91%) Snort
12 17 (0.91%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 17 (0.91%) vCloud
13 11 (0.59%) KVM
14 10 (0.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 10 (0.53%) Squid
15 9 (0.48%) ProxySG
15 9 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 126 (6.72%) SCCM
2 90 (4.80%) Puppet
3 71 (3.78%) HP Quality Center
4 63 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (2.93%) SCOM
6 34 (1.81%) Nessus
6 34 (1.81%) Backup Exec
7 25 (1.33%) EMC NetWorker
8 23 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 20 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 18 (0.96%) NetBackup
10 18 (0.96%) ARCserve
11 17 (0.91%) WSUS
12 15 (0.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 14 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
13 14 (0.75%) HP SIM
13 14 (0.75%) Norton AntiVirus
14 12 (0.64%) BladeLogic
14 12 (0.64%) WMI
14 12 (0.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 636 (33.90%) Microsoft
2 391 (20.84%) Cisco
3 390 (20.79%) VMware
4 280 (14.93%) HP
5 254 (13.54%) Oracle
6 221 (11.78%) Citrix
7 107 (5.70%) Red Hat
8 88 (4.69%) CheckPoint
9 87 (4.64%) Juniper
10 82 (4.37%) IBM
11 80 (4.26%) EMC
12 78 (4.16%) F5
13 64 (3.41%) NetApp
14 53 (2.83%) McAfee
15 45 (2.40%) Dell
15 45 (2.40%) Avaya
16 38 (2.03%) Lotus
17 36 (1.92%) Apple
18 35 (1.87%) Symantec
18 35 (1.87%) Blue Coat
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: Attractive rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
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Rate: From £40 to £50 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
South East
Optimus Search Ltd
Rate: Attractive rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Wiltshire
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 7 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
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Rate: £18.00 - £20.00 per hour + Up to £26k Per Annum (Perm)
Posted: Yesterday
Rotherham, Yorkshire
Access Computer Consulting Plc
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £450.00 - £510.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ipswich, Suffolk
LEXSTRA
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
East London
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Rate: £150 to £225 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Gloucestershire
Yoh Company
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
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Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
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Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £250 - £300 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £38 - £42 per hour
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Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Yoh
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