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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 110 123 106
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 935 808 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.84% 1.66% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.59% 12.41% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 442 381
Average daily rate
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£355 £350 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.42% +5.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £161 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 61 159
Average hourly rate £24.00 £15.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.30 £29.90 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £15.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+90.00% -26.82%

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
7429 6513 7064
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.37% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4169 3477 3383
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 394 390 636
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.94% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +17 866 £365 +4.28% 490
London +17 422 £410 +9.33% 172
South East -10 209 £325 - 113
City of London -21 71 £375 -3.84% 45
Hampshire -9 65 £350 -2.77% 30
Yorkshire 0 56 £305 +1.66% 30
Berkshire -11 50 £313 +11.60% 35
South West +5 43 £344 +25.00% 49
Surrey +14 38 £263 -34.37% 20
North West +5 37 £305 -23.75% 27
East of England +20 36 £350 +27.27% 52
Scotland -7 33 £143 -64.37% 7
West Yorkshire -10 32 £375 +25.00% 15
West Midlands +13 30 £271 +21.05% 23
Leeds -18 27 £375 +25.00% 7
Bracknell +18 18 £350 - 6
East Midlands +8 18 £325 +32.65% 21
East Sussex +9 17 £400 +33.33% 6
Edinburgh -4 16 £325 -18.75% 3
Buckinghamshire -14 16 £288 +4.54% 5
Reading -12 15 £289 +4.14% 13
Manchester +2 14 £400 -5.88% 14
Milton Keynes -2 14 £325 +116.66% 3
Hertfordshire +1 12 £365 +32.72% 8
West Sussex -4 12 £295 +35.63% 5
Gloucestershire -7 12 £495 +52.30% 15
Brighton +1 11 £413 +37.50% 3
Somerset -1 10 £238 +5.55% 5
Glasgow -5 10 £113 -75.00% 4
Wales -14 10 £325 +8.33% 8

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 1062 (52.06%) Windows
2 612 (30.00%) DNS
3 611 (29.95%) Linux
4 607 (29.75%) Microsoft
5 554 (27.16%) Firewall
6 552 (27.06%) Active Directory
7 453 (22.21%) Cisco
8 430 (21.08%) VMware
9 410 (20.10%) WAN
10 405 (19.85%) LAN
11 390 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
12 373 (18.28%) DHCP
13 359 (17.60%) UNIX
14 299 (14.66%) HP
15 294 (14.41%) ITIL
16 290 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 280 (13.73%) Windows 7
18 279 (13.68%) MS Office
19 276 (13.53%) VPN
20 269 (13.19%) Finance
21 268 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
22 266 (13.04%) Security Cleared
23 262 (12.84%) Citrix
24 259 (12.70%) SSL
25 257 (12.60%) HTTP
26 246 (12.06%) SAN
27 238 (11.67%) SQL
28 237 (11.62%) Java
29 236 (11.57%) MS Exchange
30 214 (10.49%) Windows XP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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
1 236 (11.57%) MS Exchange
2 161 (7.89%) IIS
3 98 (4.80%) Apache
4 83 (4.07%) Tomcat
5 78 (3.82%) SharePoint
6 76 (3.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 60 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
8 56 (2.75%) WebLogic
9 48 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 40 (1.96%) WebSphere
11 39 (1.91%) Lync
12 35 (1.72%) JBoss
13 33 (1.62%) nginx
13 33 (1.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 27 (1.32%) IBM Notes
15 24 (1.18%) OpenStack
15 24 (1.18%) Node.js
16 23 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2013
18 16 (0.78%) Jetty
Applications
1 279 (13.68%) MS Office
2 178 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.39%) MS Project
5 5 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.049%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
6 1 (0.049%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 55 (2.70%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (0.49%) assyst
3 9 (0.44%) ResourceLink
3 9 (0.44%) RMDS
4 7 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 6 (0.29%) Agresso
5 6 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.25%) BASE24
7 2 (0.098%) Summit
7 2 (0.098%) SAP IS-U
7 2 (0.098%) Cognos Planning
7 2 (0.098%) IntelliMatch
8 1 (0.049%) Oracle BPM
8 1 (0.049%) Changepoint
8 1 (0.049%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.049%) Cognos TM1
8 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 54 (2.65%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (1.42%) Office 365
4 22 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (0.69%) PaaS
7 11 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (0.49%) Amazon S3
8 10 (0.49%) Google App Engine
8 10 (0.49%) Heroku
8 10 (0.49%) Engine Yard
9 9 (0.44%) SaaS
10 6 (0.29%) Route 53
10 6 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.20%) IaaS
12 3 (0.15%) Google Apps
13 2 (0.098%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 612 (30.00%) DNS
2 554 (27.16%) Firewall
3 410 (20.10%) WAN
4 405 (19.85%) LAN
5 373 (18.28%) DHCP
6 276 (13.53%) VPN
7 259 (12.70%) SSL
8 257 (12.60%) HTTP
9 246 (12.06%) SAN
10 193 (9.46%) Internet
11 175 (8.58%) OSPF
12 169 (8.28%) BGP
13 164 (8.04%) Network Security
14 133 (6.52%) VoIP
15 111 (5.44%) MPLS
16 107 (5.25%) FTP
16 107 (5.25%) VLAN
17 100 (4.90%) Wireless
18 90 (4.41%) Cisco Nexus
19 83 (4.07%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (9.12%) SQL Server
2 96 (4.71%) MySQL
3 56 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 55 (2.70%) MongoDB
5 43 (2.11%) Oracle Reports
6 42 (2.06%) NoSQL
7 37 (1.81%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (1.32%) RDBMS
10 23 (1.13%) SQL Server 2005
11 18 (0.88%) DB2
12 16 (0.78%) Redis
12 16 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 14 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
14 12 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
14 12 (0.59%) Big Data
15 9 (0.44%) EDRMS
16 8 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 8 (0.39%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 78 (3.82%) Jenkins
2 77 (3.77%) Subversion
3 58 (2.84%) Git (software)
4 33 (1.62%) JIRA
5 20 (0.98%) Visual Studio
6 13 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (0.59%) Maven
8 10 (0.49%) LoadRunner
8 10 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 10 (0.49%) MSI
9 9 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 9 (0.44%) Selenium
10 8 (0.39%) Ant
10 8 (0.39%) ClearCase
11 7 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
11 7 (0.34%) FxCop
11 7 (0.34%) StyleCop
11 7 (0.34%) Cucumber
12 6 (0.29%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.20%) Oracle Forms
General
1 269 (13.19%) Finance
2 172 (8.43%) Telecoms
3 160 (7.84%) Banking
4 45 (2.21%) Investment Banking
5 40 (1.96%) Retail
6 30 (1.47%) Law
7 29 (1.42%) Financial Institution
8 26 (1.27%) Manufacturing
9 24 (1.18%) Front Office
10 23 (1.13%) Back Office
11 22 (1.08%) Marketing
12 20 (0.98%) Games
12 20 (0.98%) Legal
13 18 (0.88%) Advertising
14 12 (0.59%) Electronics
15 11 (0.54%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.49%) Aerospace
16 10 (0.49%) Billing
16 10 (0.49%) Dutch Language
17 9 (0.44%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 348 (17.06%) Analyst
2 229 (11.23%) Network Engineer
3 189 (9.26%) Support Engineer
4 174 (8.53%) Developer
5 117 (5.74%) Support Analyst
6 97 (4.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 95 (4.66%) Consultant
8 86 (4.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 86 (4.22%) Administrator
9 78 (3.82%) Desktop Support
10 65 (3.19%) Software Engineer
11 57 (2.79%) 3rd Line Support
11 57 (2.79%) Systems Engineer
12 54 (2.65%) Test Analyst
13 50 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
13 50 (2.45%) Security Engineer
13 50 (2.45%) Desktop Engineer
13 50 (2.45%) Network Support
14 46 (2.25%) Security Analyst
15 45 (2.21%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 146 (7.16%) .NET
2 115 (5.64%) HTML
3 114 (5.59%) XML
4 109 (5.34%) Web Services
5 79 (3.87%) ASP.NET
6 54 (2.65%) JSP
7 49 (2.40%) Middleware
8 42 (2.06%) JSON
9 38 (1.86%) CSS
10 33 (1.62%) J2EE
11 25 (1.23%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.13%) XSLT
13 22 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
14 19 (0.93%) HTML5
14 19 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
14 19 (0.93%) SOAP
15 18 (0.88%) LAMP
16 17 (0.83%) WebSockets
17 14 (0.69%) Servlets
17 14 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 162 (7.94%) Analytical Skills
2 106 (5.20%) Clustering
3 91 (4.46%) Blackberry
4 85 (4.17%) Open Source
5 74 (3.63%) Computer Science
6 70 (3.43%) PKI
7 62 (3.04%) Management Information System
8 52 (2.55%) Client/Server
9 51 (2.50%) Replication
10 31 (1.52%) iPad
10 31 (1.52%) Enterprise Software
10 31 (1.52%) Device Driver
11 30 (1.47%) Oracle Exalogic
12 28 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
13 25 (1.23%) iPhone
14 21 (1.03%) IVR
15 20 (0.98%) AS400
15 20 (0.98%) PDA
15 20 (0.98%) FlexPod
16 17 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1062 (52.06%) Windows
2 611 (29.95%) Linux
3 390 (19.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 359 (17.60%) UNIX
5 290 (14.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 280 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 214 (10.49%) Windows XP
8 189 (9.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 151 (7.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 100 (4.90%) Solaris
11 76 (3.73%) Windows 8
12 60 (2.94%) SUSE
13 48 (2.35%) Ubuntu
14 44 (2.16%) CentOS
15 41 (2.01%) Windows 2000
16 40 (1.96%) Windows Vista
17 33 (1.62%) AIX
18 32 (1.57%) Android
19 25 (1.23%) Mac OS X
20 23 (1.13%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 294 (14.41%) ITIL
2 147 (7.21%) Agile Software Development
3 142 (6.96%) Configuration Management
4 139 (6.81%) Load Balancing
5 130 (6.37%) DevOps
6 121 (5.93%) Project Management
7 106 (5.20%) Continuous Integration
8 103 (5.05%) Migration
9 89 (4.36%) Change Management
10 82 (4.02%) OO
11 79 (3.87%) Incident Management
12 75 (3.68%) Software Engineering
13 74 (3.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 73 (3.58%) Service Delivery
15 69 (3.38%) Information Security
15 69 (3.38%) Performance Tuning
16 68 (3.33%) Test Scripting
17 62 (3.04%) Validation
18 56 (2.75%) Service Management
19 55 (2.70%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 238 (11.67%) SQL
2 237 (11.62%) Java
3 155 (7.60%) Perl
4 147 (7.21%) PowerShell
4 147 (7.21%) Python
5 128 (6.27%) Shell Script
6 123 (6.03%) JavaScript
7 103 (5.05%) C
8 96 (4.71%) C++
9 95 (4.66%) Ruby
10 76 (3.73%) C#
10 76 (3.73%) Bash Shell
11 69 (3.38%) PHP
12 58 (2.84%) VBScript
13 22 (1.08%) VB
13 22 (1.08%) Korn
14 16 (0.78%) T-SQL
14 16 (0.78%) Embedded C
15 12 (0.59%) RPG
16 11 (0.54%) VBA
Qualifications
1 268 (13.14%) Cisco Certification
2 266 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 209 (10.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 191 (9.36%) SC Cleared
5 176 (8.63%) CCNP
6 152 (7.45%) MCSE
7 136 (6.67%) CCNA
8 123 (6.03%) Degree
9 89 (4.36%) CISSP
10 78 (3.82%) CCIE
11 75 (3.68%) DV Cleared
12 57 (2.79%) ISTQB
13 54 (2.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 48 (2.35%) MCITP
15 46 (2.25%) MCP
16 41 (2.01%) GIAC
17 37 (1.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 35 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
19 30 (1.47%) GCIA
20 27 (1.32%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (3.63%) SLA
2 53 (2.60%) QA
3 26 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 23 (1.13%) PCI DSS
6 6 (0.29%) GPG13
7 5 (0.25%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.098%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.098%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.098%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.049%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) HL7
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 552 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 211 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (4.61%) vSphere
4 85 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 77 (3.77%) XenApp
6 50 (2.45%) VMware ESX
7 42 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 35 (1.72%) NFS
9 33 (1.62%) Firmware
10 32 (1.57%) Terminal Services
11 30 (1.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 29 (1.42%) XenDesktop
12 29 (1.42%) Xen
13 28 (1.37%) Snort
14 27 (1.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 25 (1.23%) ProxySG
16 18 (0.88%) vCloud
17 15 (0.74%) Docker
18 14 (0.69%) Nmap
19 13 (0.64%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 148 (7.25%) Puppet
2 127 (6.23%) SCCM
3 83 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
4 55 (2.70%) SCOM
5 38 (1.86%) Backup Exec
6 37 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 37 (1.81%) Nagios
7 36 (1.76%) HP Quality Center
8 32 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
9 30 (1.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 28 (1.37%) HP SIM
11 23 (1.13%) Nessus
12 21 (1.03%) SCVMM
13 20 (0.98%) WSUS
13 20 (0.98%) Ansible
13 20 (0.98%) EdgeSight
14 19 (0.93%) RANCID
14 19 (0.93%) OpenNMS
15 16 (0.78%) Salt
16 15 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 607 (29.75%) Microsoft
2 453 (22.21%) Cisco
3 430 (21.08%) VMware
4 299 (14.66%) HP
5 262 (12.84%) Citrix
6 172 (8.43%) Red Hat
7 163 (7.99%) Oracle
8 162 (7.94%) Juniper
9 127 (6.23%) CheckPoint
10 121 (5.93%) F5
11 89 (4.36%) IBM
12 84 (4.12%) Symantec
13 79 (3.87%) Dell
14 61 (2.99%) Veritas
15 57 (2.79%) NetApp
16 56 (2.75%) Blue Coat
17 55 (2.70%) Avaya
18 47 (2.30%) EMC
18 47 (2.30%) McAfee
19 43 (2.11%) Sun
Warrington, Cheshire
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £160 to £160 per hour £160.00 Day Rate
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
North West
QUANTICA
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £275 - £315 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £130 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £265 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
North Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Aylesford, Kent
Keystream Resources Limited
Rate: From £21,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £500 - £700 Per Day to £700/day (Ltd Co. basis)
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £534.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Westek Recruitment
Rate: £16 - £17 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: GOOD RATES
Posted: 4 days ago
London
networx
Rate: £37,500 - £48,000 per annum (pro-rata)
Posted: 4 days ago
West Sussex
Clearwater People Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £160 - £240 per day
Posted: 5 days ago