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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 101 131 109
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1094 874 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.88% 1.66% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.89% 12.34% 11.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 601 433 470
Average daily rate
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£365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £469 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.91% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 95 152
Average hourly rate £19.91 £15.85 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.61% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.25 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.75 £44.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £15.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+28.45% -8.82%

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
8490 7084 8547
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.48% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 3869 4051
Average daily rate £364 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.93% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 446 634
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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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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 +25 1021 £375 +11.52% 463
London +12 460 £400 +10.72% 151
South East -11 196 £350 +27.27% 102
City of London +30 116 £409 +13.14% 50
South West +25 85 £395 +81.60% 54
Hampshire +29 71 £365 +24.25% 24
East of England +6 66 £335 +11.66% 44
North West +10 65 £375 +17.18% 54
West Midlands +8 56 £300 -7.69% 19
Berkshire -2 55 £350 +100.00% 22
Scotland -14 41 £329 +19.54% 3
Yorkshire -3 35 £348 +15.83% 32
East Midlands +8 29 £190 -42.85% 8
Cambridgeshire +23 26 £228 -49.44% 30
Cheshire 0 24 £309 -5.00% 27
Birmingham +6 23 £160 -54.28% 5
Surrey -29 23 £350 +22.80% 24
West Yorkshire 0 21 £383 +27.50% 12
Reading -3 21 £394 +138.63% 13
Devon -3 20 £435 - 3
Cambridge +11 18 £400 -3.03% 25
Lancashire +4 18 £513 - 1
Wiltshire +2 17 £440 +87.23% 8
North East -25 17 £285 - 3
Gosport - 17 £513 - 3
Leicestershire +15 16 £190 -24.00% 2
Hertfordshire -19 16 £375 +36.36% 8
Leeds +3 15 £395 +31.66% 7
Gloucestershire +1 15 £300 - 20
Plymouth - 15 £450 -

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 1156 (57.14%) Windows
2 649 (32.08%) Microsoft
3 619 (30.60%) DNS
4 598 (29.56%) Linux
5 589 (29.12%) Active Directory
6 586 (28.97%) Firewall
7 434 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 415 (20.51%) WAN
9 414 (20.46%) Cisco
10 408 (20.17%) LAN
11 381 (18.83%) VMware
12 372 (18.39%) UNIX
13 337 (16.66%) VPN
14 327 (16.16%) Windows 7
15 326 (16.11%) DHCP
16 312 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
17 304 (15.03%) MS Office
18 298 (14.73%) ITIL
19 283 (13.99%) HP
20 274 (13.54%) SQL
20 274 (13.54%) Finance
21 270 (13.35%) HTTP
22 267 (13.20%) Security Cleared
23 265 (13.10%) Windows XP
24 260 (12.85%) SAN
25 244 (12.06%) MS Exchange
26 234 (11.57%) Java
27 232 (11.47%) Citrix
28 226 (11.17%) MS Excel
29 221 (10.92%) Cisco Certification

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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
1 244 (12.06%) MS Exchange
2 178 (8.80%) IIS
3 110 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (4.30%) Apache
5 71 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 68 (3.36%) SharePoint
7 64 (3.16%) Exchange Server 2003
8 61 (3.02%) WebSphere
8 61 (3.02%) Tomcat
9 58 (2.87%) WebLogic
10 38 (1.88%) Lync
11 34 (1.68%) IBM Notes
12 33 (1.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 33 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 23 (1.14%) JBoss
14 20 (0.99%) nginx
15 19 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (0.79%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.74%) Node.js
17 15 (0.74%) Jetty
Applications
1 304 (15.03%) MS Office
2 226 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 47 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.84%) MS Project
5 12 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.099%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.099%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.049%) Simulink
7 1 (0.049%) CATIA
7 1 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 82 (4.05%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.69%) assyst
3 5 (0.25%) BASE24
4 4 (0.20%) Summit
4 4 (0.20%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.20%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Agresso
5 3 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.099%) Cognos Planning
7 1 (0.049%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.049%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.049%) Minerva
7 1 (0.049%) RMDS
7 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 48 (2.37%) Amazon AWS
2 33 (1.63%) Office 365
3 28 (1.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.04%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (1.04%) SaaS
6 12 (0.59%) Google App Engine
7 11 (0.54%) PaaS
8 4 (0.20%) Amazon S3
8 4 (0.20%) Route 53
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.099%) IaaS
10 2 (0.099%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 619 (30.60%) DNS
2 586 (28.97%) Firewall
3 415 (20.51%) WAN
4 408 (20.17%) LAN
5 337 (16.66%) VPN
6 326 (16.11%) DHCP
7 270 (13.35%) HTTP
8 260 (12.85%) SAN
9 211 (10.43%) SSL
10 167 (8.26%) Internet
11 150 (7.41%) OSPF
12 149 (7.37%) BGP
12 149 (7.37%) Network Security
13 121 (5.98%) VLAN
14 112 (5.54%) Wireless
15 104 (5.14%) VoIP
16 95 (4.70%) SNMP
17 93 (4.60%) FTP
18 89 (4.40%) MPLS
19 82 (4.05%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (9.34%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.02%) MySQL
3 53 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
4 44 (2.17%) NoSQL
5 37 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
6 33 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
7 23 (1.14%) Oracle Database
8 22 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (0.99%) Redis
10 17 (0.84%) Relational Database
11 16 (0.79%) DB2
12 14 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.59%) MongoDB
14 10 (0.49%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.40%) EDRMS
16 7 (0.35%) Big Data
16 7 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.30%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
18 5 (0.25%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 54 (2.67%) Subversion
2 46 (2.27%) Jenkins
3 43 (2.13%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.24%) JIRA
5 24 (1.19%) LoadRunner
6 15 (0.74%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
7 10 (0.49%) Maven
7 10 (0.49%) Eclipse
8 9 (0.44%) Visual Studio
8 9 (0.44%) MSI
9 8 (0.40%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.35%) Selenium
10 7 (0.35%) Hudson
10 7 (0.35%) FxCop
10 7 (0.35%) StyleCop
10 7 (0.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 7 (0.35%) GDB
10 7 (0.35%) Rational Rhapsody
11 5 (0.25%) JUnit
General
1 274 (13.54%) Finance
2 154 (7.61%) Banking
3 135 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 56 (2.77%) Investment Banking
5 43 (2.13%) Retail
6 34 (1.68%) Marketing
7 31 (1.53%) Financial Institution
8 25 (1.24%) Back Office
8 25 (1.24%) Advertising
9 24 (1.19%) Law
10 23 (1.14%) Legal
10 23 (1.14%) Games
11 22 (1.09%) Spanish Language
12 19 (0.94%) Front Office
13 15 (0.74%) Manufacturing
14 14 (0.69%) French Language
15 12 (0.59%) Mandarin Language
15 12 (0.59%) Electronics
16 9 (0.44%) Dutch Language
17 7 (0.35%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 374 (18.49%) Analyst
2 215 (10.63%) Developer
3 190 (9.39%) Network Engineer
3 190 (9.39%) Support Engineer
4 123 (6.08%) Support Analyst
5 90 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 90 (4.45%) Consultant
6 84 (4.15%) Administrator
7 77 (3.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 71 (3.51%) Desktop Support
9 66 (3.26%) Test Analyst
10 65 (3.21%) Software Engineer
11 64 (3.16%) Security Analyst
12 62 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
13 55 (2.72%) Security Engineer
14 54 (2.67%) Network Support
14 54 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
15 53 (2.62%) Service Analyst
16 51 (2.52%) Service Desk Analyst
17 50 (2.47%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (8.55%) .NET
2 118 (5.83%) HTML
3 117 (5.78%) XML
4 105 (5.19%) Web Services
5 101 (4.99%) ASP.NET
6 88 (4.35%) JSP
7 63 (3.11%) JSON
8 35 (1.73%) CSS
9 31 (1.53%) FIX Protocol
10 26 (1.29%) Middleware
11 24 (1.19%) AngularJS
12 23 (1.14%) LAMP
13 22 (1.09%) REST
14 21 (1.04%) J2EE
15 19 (0.94%) Servlets
15 19 (0.94%) RESTful
15 19 (0.94%) HTML5
16 18 (0.89%) WebSphere MQ
17 17 (0.84%) RabbitMQ
17 17 (0.84%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 196 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 92 (4.55%) Clustering
3 81 (4.00%) Blackberry
4 79 (3.91%) Client/Server
5 77 (3.81%) PKI
6 68 (3.36%) Open Source
7 66 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 62 (3.06%) Computer Science
9 50 (2.47%) Replication
10 38 (1.88%) iPad
11 37 (1.83%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (1.43%) Hedge funds
12 29 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
13 28 (1.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 24 (1.19%) iPhone
15 21 (1.04%) Device Driver
16 20 (0.99%) Thin Client
16 20 (0.99%) Fat Client
16 20 (0.99%) Mathematics
16 20 (0.99%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1156 (57.14%) Windows
2 598 (29.56%) Linux
3 434 (21.45%) Windows Server 2008
4 372 (18.39%) UNIX
5 327 (16.16%) Windows 7
6 312 (15.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 265 (13.10%) Windows XP
8 150 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 103 (5.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (3.95%) Solaris
11 68 (3.36%) Windows 8
12 67 (3.31%) Windows 2000
13 42 (2.08%) Windows Vista
14 40 (1.98%) SUSE
15 32 (1.58%) AIX
16 29 (1.43%) Android
17 25 (1.24%) Ubuntu
18 23 (1.14%) Mac OS X
18 23 (1.14%) CentOS
19 19 (0.94%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (14.73%) ITIL
2 130 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (5.54%) Load Balancing
4 107 (5.29%) Configuration Management
5 104 (5.14%) DevOps
6 92 (4.55%) Migration
7 88 (4.35%) Change Management
7 88 (4.35%) Project Management
8 83 (4.10%) Software Engineering
9 78 (3.86%) Continuous Integration
10 75 (3.71%) Validation
10 75 (3.71%) Service Delivery
11 70 (3.46%) Performance Tuning
12 68 (3.36%) Test Scripting
13 67 (3.31%) Incident Management
14 64 (3.16%) Information Security
15 63 (3.11%) OO
16 61 (3.02%) Disaster Recovery
17 60 (2.97%) Low Latency
18 58 (2.87%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 274 (13.54%) SQL
2 234 (11.57%) Java
3 161 (7.96%) PowerShell
4 136 (6.72%) JavaScript
5 129 (6.38%) Perl
6 115 (5.68%) C
6 115 (5.68%) Shell Script
7 112 (5.54%) Python
8 99 (4.89%) C++
9 75 (3.71%) Ruby
10 62 (3.06%) PHP
11 58 (2.87%) C#
12 54 (2.67%) VBScript
13 42 (2.08%) Bash Shell
14 39 (1.93%) VB
15 25 (1.24%) T-SQL
16 18 (0.89%) VBA
17 15 (0.74%) Embedded C
18 12 (0.59%) PL/SQL
19 9 (0.44%) RPG
Qualifications
1 267 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 221 (10.92%) Cisco Certification
3 212 (10.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 207 (10.23%) SC Cleared
5 156 (7.71%) MCSE
6 134 (6.62%) CCNP
7 118 (5.83%) Degree
8 115 (5.68%) CCNA
9 94 (4.65%) CISSP
10 82 (4.05%) ISTQB
11 81 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 67 (3.31%) DV Cleared
13 58 (2.87%) MCP
14 57 (2.82%) CCIE
15 51 (2.52%) MCITP
16 46 (2.27%) GIAC
17 44 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
18 41 (2.03%) MCTS
19 34 (1.68%) CEH
20 31 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (3.26%) SLA
1 66 (3.26%) QA
2 30 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 27 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.14%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 6 (0.30%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.20%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.20%) GPG13
7 4 (0.20%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.099%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.099%) COBIT
9 1 (0.049%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.049%) JTAG
System Software
1 589 (29.12%) Active Directory
2 198 (9.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (4.15%) vSphere
4 65 (3.21%) XenApp
5 64 (3.16%) Hyper-V
6 45 (2.22%) NFS
7 41 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
8 38 (1.88%) VMware ESX
9 35 (1.73%) Terminal Services
10 31 (1.53%) Snort
11 27 (1.33%) Firmware
12 22 (1.09%) ProxySG
13 20 (0.99%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 19 (0.94%) Xen
14 19 (0.94%) Nmap
15 15 (0.74%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.74%) vCloud
15 15 (0.74%) Docker
16 14 (0.69%) XenDesktop
17 13 (0.64%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 145 (7.17%) SCCM
2 102 (5.04%) Puppet
3 66 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (2.52%) SCOM
5 50 (2.47%) HP Quality Center
6 38 (1.88%) Backup Exec
7 34 (1.68%) Nessus
7 34 (1.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (1.33%) Norton AntiVirus
8 27 (1.33%) NetBackup
9 25 (1.24%) WSUS
10 21 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
11 19 (0.94%) Nagios
12 16 (0.79%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 16 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 15 (0.74%) EMC NetWorker
13 15 (0.74%) HP SIM
14 14 (0.69%) FortiGate
15 13 (0.64%) RANCID
15 13 (0.64%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 649 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 414 (20.46%) Cisco
3 381 (18.83%) VMware
4 283 (13.99%) HP
5 232 (11.47%) Citrix
6 203 (10.03%) Oracle
7 135 (6.67%) Juniper
8 128 (6.33%) F5
9 127 (6.28%) Red Hat
9 127 (6.28%) CheckPoint
10 81 (4.00%) IBM
11 69 (3.41%) Symantec
12 64 (3.16%) Dell
13 62 (3.06%) Blue Coat
14 57 (2.82%) EMC
14 57 (2.82%) NetApp
15 50 (2.47%) Avaya
16 47 (2.32%) McAfee
17 42 (2.08%) SolarWinds
18 40 (1.98%) Sourcefire
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Hook, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Dorset
Oliver James Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
South West
Experis Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Information Technology Services
Rate: £120 - 150 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Volt
Posted: 21 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £280 - £305 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £400 per day £400 Day Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Greater Manchester Fire and Rescue
Rate: From £28,922 to £32,072 per annum Grade G
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400 - 450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday