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 30 June 2016 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 130 134 139
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1028 972 893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.92% 1.73% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 12.02% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 622 583 425
Median daily rate £380 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £180 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £500 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £344 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 88 71
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.98 £15.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.13% +13.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £18.00 £14.25
% change year-on-year
+100.00% +26.31%

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
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

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 30 June 2016.

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 June 2016.

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 30 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -5 910 £393 +12.14% 315
London -7 379 £456 +14.06% 114
South East -8 197 £360 -4.00% 73
North East +14 111 £320 +6.66% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne +13 107 £320 +8.84% 4
Tyne and Wear +8 107 £320 +8.84% 5
Scotland +40 76 £343 +7.45% 7
City of London +25 69 £475 +17.64% 26
South West +19 66 £325 -7.14% 33
Berkshire +1 55 £375 +11.11% 17
Hampshire +19 51 £320 -20.00% 20
Surrey -10 42 £410 +9.20% 17
North West -15 39 £370 +23.33% 20
West Midlands -18 39 £325 - 14
Wales +30 36 £408 +13.98% 3
South Wales +33 35 £400 +11.88% 3
Renfrewshire - 35 £325 - 1
Yorkshire -11 34 £500 +70.94% 19
Erskine - 34 £325 - 1
Reading -9 27 £380 -13.14% 8
East of England -19 26 £375 +27.11% 25
Manchester +10 24 £375 +20.96% 10
Wiltshire +2 19 £198 -43.57% 3
Glasgow +17 17 £351 -21.94% 3
South Yorkshire +10 16 £500 +257.14% 3
East Midlands +6 16 £400 +25.00% 13
Bristol +7 15 £363 -2.02% 8
Sheffield +1 15 £500 +257.14% 2
West Sussex -15 14 £425 +100.00% 2
West Yorkshire -22 14 £443 +47.50% 12

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, 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.

1 879 (45.05%) Windows
2 758 (38.85%) Linux
3 666 (34.14%) DNS
4 536 (27.47%) Firewall
5 501 (25.68%) Cisco
6 494 (25.32%) Microsoft
7 491 (25.17%) Active Directory
8 472 (24.19%) ITIL
9 448 (22.96%) WAN
10 413 (21.17%) Unix
11 391 (20.04%) LAN
12 389 (19.94%) Security Cleared
13 375 (19.22%) VMware
14 370 (18.96%) DHCP
15 368 (18.86%) Windows Server
16 357 (18.30%) HTTP
17 302 (15.48%) SSL
18 300 (15.38%) VPN
19 299 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
20 291 (14.92%) Perl
21 288 (14.76%) Java
21 288 (14.76%) SC Cleared
22 265 (13.58%) Finance
23 259 (13.28%) DevOps
24 258 (13.22%) Configuration Management
25 254 (13.02%) Puppet
26 253 (12.97%) SQL
27 247 (12.66%) Python
28 240 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
29 227 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure

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
1 174 (8.92%) Apache
2 158 (8.10%) MS Exchange
3 142 (7.28%) IIS
4 121 (6.20%) Tomcat
5 76 (3.90%) WebSphere
6 74 (3.79%) SharePoint
7 61 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
8 56 (2.87%) Jetty
9 53 (2.72%) Skype for Business
10 52 (2.67%) nginx
11 49 (2.51%) OpenStack
12 36 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
13 32 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
14 30 (1.54%) Confluence
15 29 (1.49%) IBM Notes
16 27 (1.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 25 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
17 25 (1.28%) JBoss
18 19 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
19 15 (0.77%) WebLogic
Applications
1 213 (10.92%) MS Excel
2 198 (10.15%) MS Office
3 21 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.36%) Acrobat
4 7 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.21%) HipChat
6 3 (0.15%) MS Project
7 2 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.10%) GNU Octave
7 2 (0.10%) QuarkXPress
8 1 (0.051%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 20 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 16 (0.82%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.31%) RMDS
4 3 (0.15%) assyst
4 3 (0.15%) Eikon
5 2 (0.10%) Infor CRM
5 2 (0.10%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.10%) Primavera
6 1 (0.051%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.051%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.051%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.051%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 165 (8.46%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (4.31%) Office 365
3 78 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 38 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (1.38%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.33%) Google App Engine
8 18 (0.92%) SaaS
9 16 (0.82%) GitHub
9 16 (0.82%) Mimecast
10 14 (0.72%) PaaS
11 11 (0.56%) IaaS
12 10 (0.51%) Amazon S3
13 8 (0.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 8 (0.41%) Google Apps
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 7 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
14 7 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 666 (34.14%) DNS
2 536 (27.47%) Firewall
3 448 (22.96%) WAN
4 391 (20.04%) LAN
5 370 (18.96%) DHCP
6 357 (18.30%) HTTP
7 302 (15.48%) SSL
8 300 (15.38%) VPN
9 207 (10.61%) Network Security
10 200 (10.25%) Wireless
11 186 (9.53%) SAN
12 180 (9.23%) BGP
13 179 (9.17%) Internet
14 161 (8.25%) MPLS
15 153 (7.84%) IPsec
16 149 (7.64%) OSPF
17 142 (7.28%) VoIP
18 131 (6.71%) SNMP
19 115 (5.89%) FTP
20 109 (5.59%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (9.53%) SQL Server
2 123 (6.30%) MySQL
3 102 (5.23%) MongoDB
4 93 (4.77%) PostgreSQL
5 57 (2.92%) Relational Database
6 51 (2.61%) DB2
7 48 (2.46%) NoSQL
8 37 (1.90%) Oracle Database
9 36 (1.85%) Redis
10 25 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (0.82%) Hadoop
12 16 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
13 12 (0.62%) Big Data
14 9 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
15 7 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 6 (0.31%) GIS
17 5 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
17 5 (0.26%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 201 (10.30%) Jenkins
2 91 (4.66%) Git (software)
3 63 (3.23%) Subversion
4 55 (2.82%) Visual Studio
5 51 (2.61%) Travis CI
6 43 (2.20%) Maven
7 40 (2.05%) JIRA
8 38 (1.95%) JUnit
9 35 (1.79%) Eclipse
10 29 (1.49%) StarTeam
11 28 (1.44%) Gradle
12 25 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
13 23 (1.18%) Rational DOORS
14 20 (1.03%) Mockito
15 19 (0.97%) Selenium
16 18 (0.92%) Vagrant
17 15 (0.77%) Cucumber
18 14 (0.72%) IntelliJ
18 14 (0.72%) TeamCity
19 13 (0.67%) Bitbucket
General
1 265 (13.58%) Finance
2 104 (5.33%) Telecoms
3 70 (3.59%) Banking
4 56 (2.87%) Marketing
5 46 (2.36%) Retail
6 33 (1.69%) Front Office
7 31 (1.59%) Legal
8 30 (1.54%) Back Office
9 26 (1.33%) Electronics
10 24 (1.23%) Manufacturing
11 23 (1.18%) Games
12 16 (0.82%) Advertising
13 14 (0.72%) Financial Institution
14 13 (0.67%) Investment Banking
15 10 (0.51%) Law
16 9 (0.46%) Billing
17 7 (0.36%) French Language
18 6 (0.31%) Japanese Language
19 5 (0.26%) Automotive
19 5 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 283 (14.51%) Analyst
2 245 (12.56%) Network Engineer
3 174 (8.92%) Support Engineer
4 157 (8.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 131 (6.71%) Developer
6 111 (5.69%) Linux Engineer
7 101 (5.18%) Administrator
8 78 (4.00%) Support Analyst
9 73 (3.74%) Systems Administrator
10 72 (3.69%) Architect
11 70 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 66 (3.38%) Desktop Support
13 62 (3.18%) Cisco Engineer
13 62 (3.18%) Security Engineer
13 62 (3.18%) Service Analyst
14 61 (3.13%) Software Engineer
15 57 (2.92%) 2nd Line Support
16 56 (2.87%) Service Desk Analyst
17 55 (2.82%) Consultant
18 53 (2.72%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (5.74%) .NET
2 101 (5.18%) Web Services
3 98 (5.02%) XML
4 83 (4.25%) 802.1X
5 78 (4.00%) HTML
6 74 (3.79%) LAMP
7 65 (3.33%) CSS
8 58 (2.97%) J2EE
9 55 (2.82%) Node.js
10 47 (2.41%) Spring
11 45 (2.31%) Servlets
12 44 (2.26%) REST
12 44 (2.26%) SOAP
13 32 (1.64%) Middleware
14 24 (1.23%) Hibernate
15 23 (1.18%) LEMP Stack
16 21 (1.08%) FIX Protocol
16 21 (1.08%) Guice
16 21 (1.08%) HTML5
16 21 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 174 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 136 (6.97%) Analytical Skills
3 95 (4.87%) Clustering
4 76 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 71 (3.64%) Computer Science
6 59 (3.02%) Blackberry
7 43 (2.20%) PKI
7 43 (2.20%) Public Cloud
8 36 (1.85%) Cryptography
9 32 (1.64%) Driving Licence
10 28 (1.44%) Mainframe
11 27 (1.38%) Client/Server
11 27 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 27 (1.38%) iPad
12 23 (1.18%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 23 (1.18%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 22 (1.13%) Security Operations Centre
14 21 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
14 21 (1.08%) Mathematics
15 20 (1.03%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 879 (45.05%) Windows
2 758 (38.85%) Linux
3 413 (21.17%) Unix
4 368 (18.86%) Windows Server
5 169 (8.66%) Windows 7
6 153 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 152 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 145 (7.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 117 (6.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 95 (4.87%) Solaris
11 89 (4.56%) Windows XP
12 77 (3.95%) CentOS
13 54 (2.77%) Windows 8
14 49 (2.51%) Mac OS X
15 41 (2.10%) AIX
16 27 (1.38%) Windows 10
17 24 (1.23%) zOS
18 19 (0.97%) Android
19 17 (0.87%) Ubuntu
20 14 (0.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 472 (24.19%) ITIL
2 259 (13.28%) DevOps
3 258 (13.22%) Configuration Management
4 240 (12.30%) Agile Software Development
5 187 (9.58%) Continuous Integration
6 147 (7.53%) Open Source
7 143 (7.33%) Load Balancing
8 134 (6.87%) Change Management
9 111 (5.69%) Migration
9 111 (5.69%) Software Engineering
10 109 (5.59%) High Availability
11 97 (4.97%) Incident Management
12 86 (4.41%) Information Security
13 85 (4.36%) Unit Testing
14 84 (4.31%) OO
15 83 (4.25%) Project Management
16 77 (3.95%) Mentoring
17 76 (3.90%) Network Monitoring
18 71 (3.64%) Network Design
19 70 (3.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 291 (14.92%) Perl
2 288 (14.76%) Java
3 253 (12.97%) SQL
4 247 (12.66%) Python
5 177 (9.07%) PowerShell
6 147 (7.53%) Bash Shell
7 138 (7.07%) Shell Script
8 122 (6.25%) Ruby
9 120 (6.15%) C++
10 105 (5.38%) C
11 97 (4.97%) C#
12 86 (4.41%) JavaScript
13 73 (3.74%) VB
14 46 (2.36%) Korn
14 46 (2.36%) PHP
15 41 (2.10%) C-shell
16 37 (1.90%) Go
17 36 (1.85%) VBScript
18 18 (0.92%) Scala
19 14 (0.72%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 389 (19.94%) Security Cleared
2 299 (15.33%) Cisco Certification
3 288 (14.76%) SC Cleared
4 187 (9.58%) CCNA
5 181 (9.28%) CCNP
6 166 (8.51%) Microsoft Certification
7 111 (5.69%) MCSE
8 110 (5.64%) Degree
9 67 (3.43%) CCIE
9 67 (3.43%) CISSP
10 60 (3.08%) MCSA
11 57 (2.92%) MCP
12 47 (2.41%) DV Cleared
13 39 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
14 33 (1.69%) CCDP
15 30 (1.54%) MCSD
16 27 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 25 (1.28%) GCIH
18 24 (1.23%) MCDST
18 24 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (4.31%) SLA
2 55 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
5 22 (1.13%) QA
6 13 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 8 (0.41%) COBIT
8 4 (0.21%) MISRA
9 3 (0.15%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.15%) OIPF
10 2 (0.10%) ISO 9000
10 2 (0.10%) ISO15022
10 2 (0.10%) ISO20022
10 2 (0.10%) ISO22301
10 2 (0.10%) ISO27002
10 2 (0.10%) MiFID
10 2 (0.10%) SEPA
11 1 (0.051%) FIPS 140-2
11 1 (0.051%) JSP 440
11 1 (0.051%) JTAG
System Software
1 491 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 227 (11.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (4.10%) Hyper-V
4 75 (3.84%) vSphere
5 73 (3.74%) Docker
6 67 (3.43%) Samba
7 53 (2.72%) XenApp
8 48 (2.46%) Firmware
9 43 (2.20%) Virtual Machines
10 30 (1.54%) VMware ESX
11 29 (1.49%) NFS
11 29 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
12 28 (1.44%) Xen
13 27 (1.38%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 24 (1.23%) vCloud
15 21 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
17 13 (0.67%) Terminal Services
18 12 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
19 11 (0.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 254 (13.02%) Puppet
2 135 (6.92%) Opscode Chef
3 109 (5.59%) Ansible
4 104 (5.33%) SCCM
5 70 (3.59%) Nagios
6 62 (3.18%) Tivoli
7 39 (2.00%) MOM
8 36 (1.85%) FortiGate
8 36 (1.85%) HP SiteScope
9 34 (1.74%) Backup Exec
10 33 (1.69%) NetBackup
10 33 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 31 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 29 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
13 28 (1.44%) logstash
14 24 (1.23%) Salt
15 22 (1.13%) Kibana
16 21 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
17 20 (1.03%) Grafana
18 18 (0.92%) Terraform
Vendors
1 501 (25.68%) Cisco
2 494 (25.32%) Microsoft
3 375 (19.22%) VMware
4 218 (11.17%) HP
5 207 (10.61%) Oracle
6 161 (8.25%) CheckPoint
7 152 (7.79%) Red Hat
8 144 (7.38%) Juniper
9 140 (7.18%) Citrix
10 124 (6.36%) F5
11 96 (4.92%) IBM
12 72 (3.69%) ServiceNow
13 71 (3.64%) Remedy
14 67 (3.43%) Dell
15 63 (3.23%) Symantec
16 62 (3.18%) Intel Security
17 60 (3.08%) CA
17 60 (3.08%) EMC
18 59 (3.02%) BMC
19 52 (2.67%) Blue Coat
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Surrey
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £320 per annum + per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Ebury
Rate: £300.00 - £330.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £300.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £1.00 - £2.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £150 - 250 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £14.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Spectrum IT
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £600 - £650 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
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Posted: 6 days ago
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