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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 125 125 118
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 982 907 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.76% 1.71% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.37% 12.52% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 428 439
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £169 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+5.02% +17.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 76 120
Average hourly rate £17.74 £16.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.87% -15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £10.50 £12.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £14.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+20.33% -22.36%

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 +10 913 £350 - 455
London -5 411 £400 - 147
South East -2 224 £375 +17.18% 131
City of London +8 101 £388 -3.12% 39
East of England +1 67 £308 +2.50% 38
South West +30 57 £370 +5.71% 25
Berkshire +13 54 £330 +20.00% 35
Yorkshire +8 54 £293 -5.64% 31
Surrey +31 52 £375 -38.52% 31
North West -24 45 £300 +16.50% 41
Hampshire -36 45 £400 +27.84% 20
West Midlands 0 38 £325 +80.55% 28
Buckinghamshire +18 30 £375 +36.36% 16
West Yorkshire -9 30 £305 +1.66% 20
Reading +12 27 £425 +11.47% 17
Essex +4 26 £350 +51.35% 4
Wales +17 24 £353 -6.00% 3
Milton Keynes +14 24 £375 - 4
Birmingham -4 23 £335 +76.31% 6
Gloucestershire +13 22 £400 +14.28% 5
Hertfordshire -7 22 £338 +77.63% 8
Scotland -27 21 £319 -8.92% 2
Cheltenham +9 20 £400 +23.07% 3
Leeds -20 19 £300 -11.11% 16
North East -4 18 £300 -
South Wales -1 15 £355 -5.33% 3
Wiltshire +8 14 £350 +1.81% 6
Edinburgh +1 14 £319 -20.31%
Cambridgeshire -3 14 £270 -18.18% 20
East Midlands -8 14 £320 -8.57% 14

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 923 (46.88%) Windows
2 651 (33.06%) DNS
3 616 (31.28%) Linux
4 552 (28.03%) Cisco
5 547 (27.78%) Firewall
6 514 (26.10%) Microsoft
7 488 (24.78%) Active Directory
8 411 (20.87%) WAN
9 399 (20.26%) LAN
10 396 (20.11%) UNIX
11 395 (20.06%) DHCP
12 393 (19.96%) VMware
13 338 (17.17%) ITIL
14 329 (16.71%) Finance
15 319 (16.20%) HTTP
16 308 (15.64%) SSL
17 298 (15.13%) VPN
18 296 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
19 292 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
20 265 (13.46%) Java
21 263 (13.36%) Security Cleared
22 262 (13.31%) SQL
23 232 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
24 229 (11.63%) Windows 7
25 221 (11.22%) Internet
25 221 (11.22%) MS Office
26 220 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
27 218 (11.07%) HP
28 211 (10.72%) Oracle
29 209 (10.61%) MS Exchange

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 209 (10.61%) MS Exchange
2 147 (7.47%) IIS
3 137 (6.96%) Tomcat
4 123 (6.25%) Apache
5 89 (4.52%) WebSphere
6 87 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2010
7 63 (3.20%) JBoss
8 51 (2.59%) SharePoint
9 48 (2.44%) WebLogic
9 48 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2007
9 48 (2.44%) Jetty
10 33 (1.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 32 (1.63%) nginx
12 31 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
13 30 (1.52%) Lync
14 27 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
15 22 (1.12%) OpenStack
16 20 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
17 18 (0.91%) MQSeries
18 17 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 221 (11.22%) MS Office
2 198 (10.06%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 35 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.46%) MS Project
6 6 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.15%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.051%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.051%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.051%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 23 (1.17%) RMDS
2 16 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
3 7 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.10%) assyst
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.051%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.051%) Agresso
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle General Ledger
6 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 93 (4.72%) Amazon AWS
2 49 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
4 33 (1.68%) PaaS
4 33 (1.68%) Office 365
5 30 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 27 (1.37%) SaaS
7 26 (1.32%) Google App Engine
7 26 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
8 21 (1.07%) IaaS
9 11 (0.56%) Google Apps
10 7 (0.36%) Heroku
11 4 (0.20%) Engine Yard
12 3 (0.15%) GitHub
13 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
14 1 (0.051%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 1 (0.051%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 651 (33.06%) DNS
2 547 (27.78%) Firewall
3 411 (20.87%) WAN
4 399 (20.26%) LAN
5 395 (20.06%) DHCP
6 319 (16.20%) HTTP
7 308 (15.64%) SSL
8 298 (15.13%) VPN
9 221 (11.22%) Internet
10 207 (10.51%) SAN
11 182 (9.24%) BGP
12 168 (8.53%) OSPF
13 166 (8.43%) Network Security
14 148 (7.52%) IPsec
15 142 (7.21%) Wireless
16 141 (7.16%) VLAN
16 141 (7.16%) MPLS
17 131 (6.65%) VoIP
18 127 (6.45%) Ethernet
19 113 (5.74%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (7.11%) SQL Server
2 125 (6.35%) MySQL
3 95 (4.82%) MongoDB
4 80 (4.06%) Relational Database
5 59 (3.00%) Oracle Database
6 52 (2.64%) RDBMS
7 51 (2.59%) NoSQL
8 43 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
9 26 (1.32%) DB2
10 20 (1.02%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (0.91%) Oracle Database 11g
11 18 (0.91%) Big Data
12 16 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.66%) Oracle Database 12c
15 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
15 7 (0.36%) SQLite
15 7 (0.36%) Redis
16 6 (0.30%) InterSystems Cache
17 4 (0.20%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 141 (7.16%) Jenkins
2 101 (5.13%) Subversion
3 85 (4.32%) Git (software)
4 37 (1.88%) Maven
5 22 (1.12%) JIRA
5 22 (1.12%) Visual Studio
6 21 (1.07%) SoapUI
7 19 (0.96%) Mercurial
8 14 (0.71%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 13 (0.66%) JUnit
9 13 (0.66%) Introscope
9 13 (0.66%) JMeter
10 12 (0.61%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.56%) ClearCase
12 9 (0.46%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (0.46%) Gradle
13 8 (0.41%) Mockito
13 8 (0.41%) Selenium
13 8 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 329 (16.71%) Finance
2 161 (8.18%) Telecoms
3 133 (6.75%) Banking
4 53 (2.69%) Investment Banking
5 46 (2.34%) Retail
6 29 (1.47%) Marketing
7 28 (1.42%) Legal
8 27 (1.37%) Back Office
9 25 (1.27%) Multimedia
10 24 (1.22%) Financial Institution
11 22 (1.12%) Electronics
12 18 (0.91%) Front Office
13 17 (0.86%) Manufacturing
14 16 (0.81%) Billing
15 13 (0.66%) Spanish Language
16 10 (0.51%) Law
17 9 (0.46%) Advertising
17 9 (0.46%) Games
18 6 (0.30%) Publishing
19 5 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 275 (13.97%) Analyst
2 249 (12.65%) Network Engineer
3 143 (7.26%) Developer
4 123 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 108 (5.49%) Support Analyst
6 105 (5.33%) Administrator
7 90 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 87 (4.42%) Consultant
9 86 (4.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 68 (3.45%) Desktop Support
11 66 (3.35%) Architect
12 62 (3.15%) Systems Administrator
13 61 (3.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 48 (2.44%) Service Analyst
15 47 (2.39%) Software Engineer
15 47 (2.39%) Service Desk Analyst
16 46 (2.34%) Java Developer
16 46 (2.34%) Security Engineer
17 45 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
18 42 (2.13%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (5.89%) XML
2 100 (5.08%) .NET
3 92 (4.67%) Web Services
4 90 (4.57%) J2EE
4 90 (4.57%) HTML
5 72 (3.66%) SOAP
5 72 (3.66%) Middleware
6 44 (2.23%) Servlets
7 39 (1.98%) REST
8 38 (1.93%) CSS
9 30 (1.52%) JSON
10 29 (1.47%) ASP.NET
11 28 (1.42%) JMS
12 26 (1.32%) JSP
12 26 (1.32%) FIX Protocol
13 21 (1.07%) Rendezvous
14 20 (1.02%) Application Packaging
14 20 (1.02%) Java EE
15 19 (0.96%) Ajax
16 18 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 167 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 128 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (4.22%) Clustering
4 80 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 77 (3.91%) PKI
6 69 (3.50%) Blackberry
7 67 (3.40%) Computer Science
8 47 (2.39%) Device Driver
8 47 (2.39%) Client/Server
9 45 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
10 37 (1.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 35 (1.78%) iPhone
12 34 (1.73%) iPad
13 31 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
14 29 (1.47%) Replication
15 17 (0.86%) Equities
15 17 (0.86%) Mainframe
16 16 (0.81%) NHS
17 15 (0.76%) Handset
17 15 (0.76%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 923 (46.88%) Windows
2 616 (31.28%) Linux
3 396 (20.11%) UNIX
4 296 (15.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 232 (11.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 229 (11.63%) Windows 7
7 161 (8.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 136 (6.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 132 (6.70%) Windows XP
10 117 (5.94%) Solaris
11 74 (3.76%) Windows 8
12 59 (3.00%) Android
13 55 (2.79%) Mac OS X
14 32 (1.63%) AIX
15 30 (1.52%) SUSE
16 26 (1.32%) Ubuntu
17 24 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (1.17%) CentOS
18 23 (1.17%) Windows 2000
18 23 (1.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 338 (17.17%) ITIL
2 187 (9.50%) Configuration Management
3 155 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
3 155 (7.87%) Continuous Integration
4 154 (7.82%) Open Source
5 150 (7.62%) Project Management
6 128 (6.50%) Load Balancing
7 121 (6.15%) DevOps
8 108 (5.49%) Migration
9 85 (4.32%) Software Engineering
10 84 (4.27%) Service Delivery
11 81 (4.11%) Service Management
12 75 (3.81%) Change Management
13 68 (3.45%) Incident Management
14 66 (3.35%) Network Design
15 64 (3.25%) Information Security
16 62 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
17 58 (2.95%) Network Management
18 56 (2.84%) Multithreading
19 55 (2.79%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 265 (13.46%) Java
2 262 (13.31%) SQL
3 142 (7.21%) Perl
4 136 (6.91%) Python
5 110 (5.59%) Shell Script
6 107 (5.43%) C
7 92 (4.67%) PowerShell
8 91 (4.62%) C++
8 91 (4.62%) Ruby
9 64 (3.25%) JavaScript
10 61 (3.10%) Bash Shell
11 51 (2.59%) C#
12 42 (2.13%) VBScript
13 34 (1.73%) PHP
14 32 (1.63%) VB
15 23 (1.17%) PL/SQL
15 23 (1.17%) Scala
16 21 (1.07%) Korn
17 20 (1.02%) Go
18 19 (0.96%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 292 (14.83%) Cisco Certification
2 263 (13.36%) Security Cleared
3 170 (8.63%) CCNA
4 165 (8.38%) CCNP
5 158 (8.02%) SC Cleared
6 143 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
7 125 (6.35%) Degree
8 89 (4.52%) DV Cleared
9 88 (4.47%) MCSE
10 58 (2.95%) CCIE
11 57 (2.89%) CISSP
12 43 (2.18%) MCP
13 40 (2.03%) ISTQB
14 38 (1.93%) MCSA
15 30 (1.52%) CCIP
16 26 (1.32%) MCITP
16 26 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (1.12%) ITIL Certification
18 21 (1.07%) RHCE
19 20 (1.02%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.35%) SLA
2 49 (2.49%) QA
3 32 (1.63%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.15%) GPG13
8 2 (0.10%) BS7799
9 1 (0.051%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.051%) HL7
9 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
System Software
1 488 (24.78%) Active Directory
2 220 (11.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (5.59%) vSphere
4 82 (4.16%) Hyper-V
5 65 (3.30%) XenApp
6 59 (3.00%) VMware ESXi
7 55 (2.79%) VMware ESX
8 40 (2.03%) Firmware
9 34 (1.73%) Xen
10 32 (1.63%) vCloud
11 25 (1.27%) XenDesktop
11 25 (1.27%) Snort
12 24 (1.22%) NFS
13 21 (1.07%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 19 (0.96%) Samba
14 19 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (0.81%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 15 (0.76%) ISA Server
17 14 (0.71%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 184 (9.34%) Puppet
2 139 (7.06%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (5.28%) SCCM
4 45 (2.29%) SCOM
5 39 (1.98%) HP Quality Center
6 35 (1.78%) Ansible
7 27 (1.37%) Salt
8 26 (1.32%) NetBackup
9 23 (1.17%) Nagios
10 20 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
11 15 (0.76%) Backup Exec
12 14 (0.71%) BladeLogic
12 14 (0.71%) WSUS
12 14 (0.71%) HP SIM
13 13 (0.66%) CA Wily
13 13 (0.66%) vMotion
14 12 (0.61%) AirWatch
14 12 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
15 11 (0.56%) CA Single Sign-On
16 10 (0.51%) MOM
Vendors
1 552 (28.03%) Cisco
2 514 (26.10%) Microsoft
3 393 (19.96%) VMware
4 218 (11.07%) HP
5 211 (10.72%) Oracle
6 198 (10.06%) Citrix
7 179 (9.09%) Juniper
8 145 (7.36%) Red Hat
9 141 (7.16%) F5
10 131 (6.65%) CheckPoint
11 104 (5.28%) IBM
12 81 (4.11%) Dell
13 66 (3.35%) NetApp
13 66 (3.35%) SolarWinds
13 66 (3.35%) Blue Coat
14 61 (3.10%) Sun
15 54 (2.74%) McAfee
16 53 (2.69%) Bloomberg
17 51 (2.59%) Symantec
18 49 (2.49%) Apple
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Brighton, East Sussex
IT People First
Rate: From £275 to £325 per day 3 Months +
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
JM
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Stott & May
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 23 hours ago
Croydon, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £525.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment Limited
Posted: Yesterday
London
Computer People
Rate: £85.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £290.00 - £320.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £350.00 - £390.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £281.79 - £356.16 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Harris Global
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £12 - £15 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago