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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
Rank 124 127 119
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 900 952 931
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 2.04% 1.87% 1.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 12.90% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 594 522
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £161 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 65 76
Median hourly rate £37.50 £23.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.04% +4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.66 £12.70 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.14 £50.00 £44.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+70.45% -16.98%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017. 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 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 -1 810 £400 - 296
London -3 362 £425 -15.00% 91
South East -4 160 £375 +7.14% 72
Hampshire +29 55 £325 - 16
East of England -10 55 £350 -15.15% 33
Berkshire +20 52 £475 +35.71% 22
City of London -1 48 £421 -6.38% 30
Scotland +25 46 £375 +11.11% 9
North West +25 45 £419 +19.64% 21
Yorkshire +15 43 £438 +23.23% 19
South West +2 41 £305 +9.90% 23
North East -1 39 £375 -16.66% 4
Manchester +32 37 £413 -2.94% 8
West Midlands +17 36 £400 +105.12% 22
Newcastle upon Tyne -13 32 £393 -12.77% 2
Tyne and Wear -16 32 £393 -12.77% 2
Hertfordshire +16 27 £195 -50.00% 2
Surrey +8 27 £400 +1.26% 12
Reading +4 26 £500 +42.85% 8
West Yorkshire +21 20 £463 +38.05% 16
Aberdeen +6 19 £306 -13.12%
South Yorkshire +1 17 £388 +1.97% 2
East Midlands -25 17 £200 -31.62% 12
Sheffield +7 16 £425 - 1
Wales +5 16 £425 +21.42% 4
West Sussex +13 14 £309 -11.99% 3
South Wales +15 13 £413 +19.56% 3
Stevenage +4 12 £195 -
Leeds +2 12 £463 +32.14% 10
Glasgow 0 11 £400 +15.94% 4

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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.

1 899 (47.57%) Windows
2 836 (44.23%) Linux
3 566 (29.95%) Firewall
4 541 (28.62%) DNS
5 465 (24.60%) Cisco
6 415 (21.96%) Unix
7 412 (21.80%) Microsoft
8 405 (21.43%) Active Directory
9 398 (21.06%) VMware
10 392 (20.74%) LAN
11 367 (19.42%) Security Cleared
12 362 (19.15%) WAN
13 355 (18.78%) HTTP
14 353 (18.68%) Python
15 345 (18.25%) DHCP
16 340 (17.99%) Windows Server
17 337 (17.83%) SSL
18 334 (17.67%) ITIL
19 323 (17.09%) Java
20 308 (16.30%) SC Cleared
21 305 (16.14%) DevOps
22 261 (13.81%) Finance
23 253 (13.39%) Configuration Management
24 251 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
24 251 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
25 250 (13.23%) Puppet
26 246 (13.02%) Perl
27 241 (12.75%) VPN
28 236 (12.49%) SQL
29 228 (12.06%) Jenkins

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
1 186 (9.84%) Apache
2 136 (7.20%) MS Exchange
3 132 (6.98%) Tomcat
4 117 (6.19%) IIS
5 78 (4.13%) JBoss
6 73 (3.86%) WebSphere
7 68 (3.60%) nginx
8 60 (3.17%) OpenStack
9 56 (2.96%) WebLogic
10 55 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
11 41 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
12 35 (1.85%) Oracle Application Server
13 34 (1.80%) SharePoint
14 29 (1.53%) iPlanet
15 24 (1.27%) IBM Notes
16 23 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 23 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
16 23 (1.22%) Skype for Business
17 22 (1.16%) WebSphere Application Server
18 21 (1.11%) Confluence
Applications
1 180 (9.52%) MS Office
2 165 (8.73%) MS Excel
3 30 (1.59%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.48%) MS Project
6 2 (0.11%) Doxygen
7 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.053%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.053%) InDesign
7 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.053%) Simulink
7 1 (0.053%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.053%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 15 (0.79%) RMDS
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.26%) Payment Gateway
5 4 (0.21%) Infor M3
6 3 (0.16%) Demantra
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle 11i
6 3 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
6 3 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.11%) ION MarketView
7 2 (0.11%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
8 1 (0.053%) Fredhopper
8 1 (0.053%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.053%) Magento
8 1 (0.053%) Sage X3
Cloud Services
1 204 (10.79%) Amazon AWS
2 89 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (3.65%) Office 365
4 36 (1.90%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (1.90%) GitHub
5 30 (1.59%) Cloud Computing
6 25 (1.32%) PaaS
7 23 (1.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 19 (1.01%) SaaS
9 16 (0.85%) Amazon S3
9 16 (0.85%) IaaS
10 15 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (0.74%) Google App Engine
12 12 (0.63%) Route 53
13 11 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (0.58%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 9 (0.48%) Amazon ELB
15 7 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.32%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 566 (29.95%) Firewall
2 541 (28.62%) DNS
3 392 (20.74%) LAN
4 362 (19.15%) WAN
5 355 (18.78%) HTTP
6 345 (18.25%) DHCP
7 337 (17.83%) SSL
8 241 (12.75%) VPN
9 190 (10.05%) Wireless
10 163 (8.62%) Internet
11 151 (7.99%) VoIP
12 150 (7.94%) Network Security
13 130 (6.88%) BGP
14 127 (6.72%) SNMP
15 125 (6.61%) OSPF
16 120 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
16 120 (6.35%) MPLS
17 116 (6.14%) SAN
18 113 (5.98%) Ethernet
19 110 (5.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (9.37%) PostgreSQL
2 150 (7.94%) SQL Server
3 144 (7.62%) MySQL
4 123 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 90 (4.76%) Relational Database
6 79 (4.18%) Redis
7 39 (2.06%) NoSQL
8 33 (1.75%) Oracle Database
9 26 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
10 24 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 23 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
12 22 (1.16%) DB2
12 22 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 19 (1.01%) Big Data
14 15 (0.79%) SQL Server 2005
15 13 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
15 13 (0.69%) RDBMS
15 13 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 11 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 228 (12.06%) Jenkins
2 195 (10.32%) Git (software)
3 94 (4.97%) Subversion
4 38 (2.01%) Travis CI
5 31 (1.64%) JIRA
6 30 (1.59%) Bitbucket
7 28 (1.48%) Vagrant
8 27 (1.43%) Selenium
9 25 (1.32%) Visual Studio
10 22 (1.16%) Eclipse
11 21 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.06%) GoCD
13 17 (0.90%) ClearCase
13 17 (0.90%) JUnit
14 15 (0.79%) Cucumber
15 14 (0.74%) Grunt
16 13 (0.69%) Ant
16 13 (0.69%) Karma Test Runner
17 12 (0.63%) Maven
18 11 (0.58%) StarTeam
General
1 261 (13.81%) Finance
2 101 (5.34%) Telecoms
3 94 (4.97%) Banking
4 42 (2.22%) Retail
5 37 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.43%) Electronics
7 23 (1.22%) Back Office
7 23 (1.22%) Legal
7 23 (1.22%) Marketing
8 21 (1.11%) Billing
9 19 (1.01%) Investment Banking
10 18 (0.95%) Front Office
10 18 (0.95%) Law
11 16 (0.85%) Advertising
11 16 (0.85%) Financial Institution
12 12 (0.63%) Military
13 9 (0.48%) Games
14 8 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
14 8 (0.42%) Publishing
15 6 (0.32%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 248 (13.12%) Analyst
2 176 (9.31%) Support Engineer
3 168 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 153 (8.10%) DevOps Engineer
5 139 (7.35%) Developer
6 110 (5.82%) Administrator
7 102 (5.40%) Support Analyst
8 88 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
9 86 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 76 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
11 69 (3.65%) Architect
11 69 (3.65%) Desktop Support
12 68 (3.60%) Software Engineer
13 61 (3.23%) Consultant
14 58 (3.07%) Systems Administrator
15 57 (3.02%) Security Analyst
15 57 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
16 49 (2.59%) Security Engineer
17 44 (2.33%) Cisco Engineer
18 43 (2.28%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (6.61%) Web Services
2 99 (5.24%) HTML
3 82 (4.34%) J2EE
4 81 (4.29%) CSS
5 80 (4.23%) ELK Stack
6 79 (4.18%) XML
7 72 (3.81%) Node.js
8 64 (3.39%) .NET
9 63 (3.33%) Middleware
10 56 (2.96%) JSON
10 56 (2.96%) LAMP
11 55 (2.91%) 802.1X
12 40 (2.12%) Servlets
12 40 (2.12%) SOAP
13 35 (1.85%) RESTful
14 30 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
15 29 (1.53%) RabbitMQ
15 29 (1.53%) WebSphere MQ
16 28 (1.48%) AngularJS
17 25 (1.32%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 160 (8.47%) Data Centre
2 120 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 113 (5.98%) Management Information System
4 90 (4.76%) Clustering
5 54 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 50 (2.65%) Blackberry
7 48 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
8 43 (2.28%) Client/Server
9 30 (1.59%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 24 (1.27%) Cyber Attack
10 24 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 23 (1.22%) Algorithms
12 22 (1.16%) Device Driver
13 20 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
14 18 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 18 (0.95%) PKI
14 18 (0.95%) Private Cloud
14 18 (0.95%) Public Cloud
15 17 (0.90%) CMDB
15 17 (0.90%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 899 (47.57%) Windows
2 836 (44.23%) Linux
3 415 (21.96%) Unix
4 340 (17.99%) Windows Server
5 224 (11.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 190 (10.05%) Windows 7
7 163 (8.62%) Windows Server 2012
8 157 (8.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 143 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
10 97 (5.13%) Solaris
11 87 (4.60%) CentOS
12 80 (4.23%) Ubuntu
13 60 (3.17%) Windows 10
14 57 (3.02%) AIX
15 52 (2.75%) Windows 8
16 47 (2.49%) Windows XP
17 35 (1.85%) Mac OS X
18 33 (1.75%) Apple iOS
19 32 (1.69%) SUSE
20 28 (1.48%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 334 (17.67%) ITIL
2 305 (16.14%) DevOps
3 253 (13.39%) Configuration Management
4 251 (13.28%) Agile Software Development
5 208 (11.01%) Continuous Integration
6 199 (10.53%) Open Source
7 151 (7.99%) Load Balancing
8 136 (7.20%) Software Engineering
9 119 (6.30%) Information Security
10 107 (5.66%) SIEM
11 102 (5.40%) High Availability
12 101 (5.34%) Change Management
13 89 (4.71%) Migration
14 79 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
15 77 (4.07%) Problem Management
16 75 (3.97%) Incident Management
16 75 (3.97%) Vulnerability Management
17 70 (3.70%) Project Management
17 70 (3.70%) Security Operations
18 67 (3.54%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 353 (18.68%) Python
2 323 (17.09%) Java
3 246 (13.02%) Perl
4 236 (12.49%) SQL
5 172 (9.10%) Ruby
6 160 (8.47%) Bash Shell
7 129 (6.83%) C
8 124 (6.56%) C++
9 121 (6.40%) PowerShell
10 115 (6.08%) JavaScript
11 92 (4.87%) Shell Script
12 81 (4.29%) C#
13 67 (3.54%) Go
14 62 (3.28%) PHP
14 62 (3.28%) VB
15 33 (1.75%) VBScript
16 30 (1.59%) Scala
17 21 (1.11%) Korn
18 13 (0.69%) PL/SQL
18 13 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 367 (19.42%) Security Cleared
2 308 (16.30%) SC Cleared
3 211 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
4 136 (7.20%) CCNA
5 128 (6.77%) CCNP
6 108 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
7 103 (5.45%) Degree
8 92 (4.87%) CISSP
9 67 (3.54%) DV Cleared
10 62 (3.28%) MCSE
11 51 (2.70%) CCIE
12 47 (2.49%) SANS
13 42 (2.22%) MCP
14 35 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
14 35 (1.85%) MCSA
14 35 (1.85%) SSCP
15 34 (1.80%) MCDST
16 31 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
17 27 (1.43%) GIAC
18 25 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.70%) PCI DSS
2 57 (3.02%) SLA
3 44 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 20 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
5 19 (1.01%) RMADS
6 18 (0.95%) QA
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 9000
7 4 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.16%) MiFID
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
9 2 (0.11%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.053%) BS7799
10 1 (0.053%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.053%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.053%) GPG13
10 1 (0.053%) HL7
10 1 (0.053%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.053%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.053%) WCAG
System Software
1 405 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 251 (13.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 105 (5.56%) vSphere
4 85 (4.50%) Docker
5 73 (3.86%) Hyper-V
6 48 (2.54%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 47 (2.49%) Firmware
8 41 (2.17%) XenApp
9 34 (1.80%) Virtual Servers
10 32 (1.69%) NFS
11 26 (1.38%) vCloud
11 26 (1.38%) VMware ESXi
12 24 (1.27%) Samba
13 21 (1.11%) etcd
13 21 (1.11%) flannel
14 18 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
15 16 (0.85%) Xen
16 15 (0.79%) VMware ESX
17 14 (0.74%) iptables
17 14 (0.74%) KVM
Systems Management
1 250 (13.23%) Puppet
2 165 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
3 148 (7.83%) Ansible
4 102 (5.40%) SCCM
5 63 (3.33%) Salt
6 62 (3.28%) Kibana
7 60 (3.17%) Nagios
8 52 (2.75%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 49 (2.59%) Nessus
10 47 (2.49%) Tivoli
11 46 (2.43%) logstash
12 43 (2.28%) HP SiteScope
12 43 (2.28%) QRadar
13 38 (2.01%) Terraform
14 33 (1.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 32 (1.69%) Consul
16 29 (1.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 28 (1.48%) Microsoft Clustering
18 27 (1.43%) Grafana
19 26 (1.38%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 465 (24.60%) Cisco
2 412 (21.80%) Microsoft
3 398 (21.06%) VMware
4 183 (9.68%) Oracle
5 156 (8.25%) Red Hat
6 144 (7.62%) Juniper
7 140 (7.41%) Citrix
8 132 (6.98%) F5
9 129 (6.83%) HP
10 124 (6.56%) CheckPoint
11 96 (5.08%) IBM
12 87 (4.60%) Splunk
13 71 (3.76%) Apple
14 61 (3.23%) Sun
15 60 (3.17%) Intel Security
16 55 (2.91%) Veritas
17 48 (2.54%) LogRhythm
18 43 (2.28%) Symantec
19 41 (2.17%) Google
20 40 (2.12%) ArcSight
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Search Consultancy
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