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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 105 119 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1090 888 971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.87% 1.72% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.99% 12.75% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 595 441 462
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £160 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £459 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 95 147
Average hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.87% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £37.00 £39.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+19.87% -6.76%

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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 +17 1023 £365 +10.60% 485
London +16 467 £400 +13.55% 173
South East -8 206 £350 +27.27% 104
City of London +32 117 £400 +11.11% 65
Hampshire +18 77 £350 +19.14% 17
South West +17 77 £375 +59.57% 52
North West +16 66 £375 +17.18% 51
East of England +1 63 £335 +3.07% 36
Berkshire -2 56 £375 +114.28% 27
West Midlands +6 51 £300 -7.69% 21
Yorkshire -7 38 £320 +6.66% 38
Scotland -13 34 £333 +20.90% 6
Surrey -17 32 £375 +31.57% 26
East Midlands +6 27 £195 -37.60% 7
Cambridgeshire +9 24 £228 -49.44% 27
Birmingham +6 24 £170 -51.42% 9
Cheshire +3 23 £309 -5.00% 20
West Yorkshire -8 22 £328 +9.16% 16
Gosport -11 21 £513 - 2
Lancashire -5 19 £513 - 3
North East -26 19 £285 - 2
Devon -7 18 £443 - 5
Reading -7 17 £400 +142.42% 16
Hertfordshire -14 17 £375 +26.05% 6
Cambridge +7 16 £400 -3.03% 22
Leeds -6 16 £350 +16.66% 8
Durham +11 15 £250 -
Plymouth - 15 £450 -
Wiltshire -3 14 £440 +87.23% 6
Leicestershire +7 13 £190 -36.66% 2

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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 1164 (56.61%) Windows
2 662 (32.20%) Microsoft
3 634 (30.84%) DNS
4 614 (29.86%) Linux
5 606 (29.47%) Active Directory
6 576 (28.02%) Firewall
7 447 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
8 418 (20.33%) Cisco
8 418 (20.33%) WAN
9 415 (20.18%) LAN
10 391 (19.02%) VMware
11 380 (18.48%) UNIX
12 339 (16.49%) DHCP
12 339 (16.49%) Windows 7
13 336 (16.34%) VPN
14 323 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 304 (14.79%) MS Office
16 302 (14.69%) ITIL
17 300 (14.59%) HP
18 283 (13.76%) Finance
19 276 (13.42%) Security Cleared
20 272 (13.23%) Windows XP
21 269 (13.08%) HTTP
21 269 (13.08%) SAN
22 264 (12.84%) SQL
23 251 (12.21%) MS Exchange
24 244 (11.87%) Citrix
25 232 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
26 231 (11.24%) Java
27 225 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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
1 251 (12.21%) MS Exchange
2 180 (8.75%) IIS
3 109 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 87 (4.23%) Apache
5 74 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 73 (3.55%) SharePoint
7 59 (2.87%) Tomcat
7 59 (2.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 57 (2.77%) WebLogic
9 54 (2.63%) WebSphere
10 39 (1.90%) Lync
11 34 (1.65%) IBM Notes
11 34 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 32 (1.56%) SharePoint 2010
13 22 (1.07%) JBoss
14 20 (0.97%) nginx
15 19 (0.92%) Node.js
15 19 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
16 16 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
17 15 (0.73%) Jetty
Applications
1 304 (14.79%) MS Office
2 223 (10.85%) MS Excel
3 47 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.78%) MS Project
5 12 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.097%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.097%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.049%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.049%) PrintSoft PReS
7 1 (0.049%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.049%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.049%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.049%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 1 (0.049%) CATIA
7 1 (0.049%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 83 (4.04%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (0.68%) assyst
3 5 (0.24%) BASE24
4 4 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.19%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.19%) Summit
4 4 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.19%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
5 3 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.15%) Agresso
6 2 (0.097%) Cognos Planning
6 2 (0.097%) RMDS
7 1 (0.049%) Academy Housing
7 1 (0.049%) Changepoint
7 1 (0.049%) Teamcenter
7 1 (0.049%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 50 (2.43%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.65%) Office 365
3 28 (1.36%) Microsoft Azure
4 26 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.02%) SaaS
6 20 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 11 (0.54%) PaaS
8 4 (0.19%) Route 53
8 4 (0.19%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.15%) IaaS
9 3 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.097%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 634 (30.84%) DNS
2 576 (28.02%) Firewall
3 418 (20.33%) WAN
4 415 (20.18%) LAN
5 339 (16.49%) DHCP
6 336 (16.34%) VPN
7 269 (13.08%) HTTP
7 269 (13.08%) SAN
8 220 (10.70%) SSL
9 175 (8.51%) Internet
10 153 (7.44%) OSPF
11 152 (7.39%) BGP
11 152 (7.39%) Network Security
12 123 (5.98%) VLAN
13 114 (5.54%) Wireless
14 108 (5.25%) VoIP
15 99 (4.82%) SNMP
16 98 (4.77%) FTP
17 89 (4.33%) MPLS
18 82 (3.99%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (9.19%) SQL Server
2 66 (3.21%) MySQL
3 55 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 46 (2.24%) NoSQL
5 40 (1.95%) Oracle Reports
6 32 (1.56%) SQL Server 2005
7 26 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.07%) Redis
10 16 (0.78%) DB2
10 16 (0.78%) Relational Database
11 14 (0.68%) MongoDB
11 14 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (0.44%) EDRMS
13 8 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
14 7 (0.34%) Big Data
15 6 (0.29%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 6 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
16 5 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 56 (2.72%) Subversion
2 49 (2.38%) Jenkins
3 45 (2.19%) Git (software)
4 25 (1.22%) JIRA
5 22 (1.07%) LoadRunner
6 13 (0.63%) QuickTest Pro
7 10 (0.49%) Eclipse
7 10 (0.49%) Visual Studio
7 10 (0.49%) Maven
8 9 (0.44%) MSI
9 8 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 8 (0.39%) TeamCity
10 7 (0.34%) FxCop
10 7 (0.34%) StyleCop
10 7 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
10 7 (0.34%) Hudson
10 7 (0.34%) GDB
10 7 (0.34%) Selenium
10 7 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 5 (0.24%) FitNesse
General
1 283 (13.76%) Finance
2 163 (7.93%) Banking
3 145 (7.05%) Telecoms
4 55 (2.68%) Investment Banking
5 44 (2.14%) Retail
6 32 (1.56%) Financial Institution
7 30 (1.46%) Marketing
8 27 (1.31%) Back Office
8 27 (1.31%) Law
9 25 (1.22%) Games
9 25 (1.22%) Advertising
10 21 (1.02%) Spanish Language
10 21 (1.02%) Legal
11 18 (0.88%) Front Office
12 17 (0.83%) Manufacturing
13 13 (0.63%) Electronics
14 12 (0.58%) French Language
15 10 (0.49%) Mandarin Language
15 10 (0.49%) Dutch Language
16 7 (0.34%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 383 (18.63%) Analyst
2 217 (10.55%) Developer
3 192 (9.34%) Support Engineer
4 189 (9.19%) Network Engineer
5 125 (6.08%) Support Analyst
6 93 (4.52%) Consultant
7 91 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 85 (4.13%) Administrator
9 76 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 74 (3.60%) Desktop Support
11 69 (3.36%) Test Analyst
12 65 (3.16%) Security Analyst
13 64 (3.11%) Software Engineer
14 63 (3.06%) 3rd Line Support
15 58 (2.82%) Security Engineer
15 58 (2.82%) Service Analyst
16 56 (2.72%) Service Desk Analyst
17 54 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
18 50 (2.43%) Network Support
18 50 (2.43%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (8.51%) .NET
2 123 (5.98%) XML
3 121 (5.89%) HTML
4 106 (5.16%) Web Services
5 105 (5.11%) ASP.NET
6 87 (4.23%) JSP
7 63 (3.06%) JSON
8 35 (1.70%) CSS
9 29 (1.41%) Middleware
10 24 (1.17%) AngularJS
11 23 (1.12%) LAMP
12 22 (1.07%) REST
13 20 (0.97%) J2EE
13 20 (0.97%) FIX Protocol
13 20 (0.97%) HTML5
14 18 (0.88%) Servlets
15 17 (0.83%) RabbitMQ
15 17 (0.83%) Twisted
16 16 (0.78%) WebSphere MQ
17 15 (0.73%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 202 (9.82%) Analytical Skills
2 96 (4.67%) Clustering
3 83 (4.04%) Blackberry
4 80 (3.89%) PKI
5 76 (3.70%) Client/Server
6 73 (3.55%) Open Source
7 67 (3.26%) Management Information System
8 61 (2.97%) Computer Science
9 54 (2.63%) Replication
10 41 (1.99%) iPad
11 38 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
12 31 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
13 30 (1.46%) Hedge funds
14 26 (1.26%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 26 (1.26%) iPhone
15 23 (1.12%) Oracle Exalogic
16 21 (1.02%) Fat Client
16 21 (1.02%) Thin Client
16 21 (1.02%) Device Driver
17 20 (0.97%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 1164 (56.61%) Windows
2 614 (29.86%) Linux
3 447 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 380 (18.48%) UNIX
5 339 (16.49%) Windows 7
6 323 (15.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 272 (13.23%) Windows XP
8 162 (7.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 114 (5.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 86 (4.18%) Solaris
11 72 (3.50%) Windows 8
12 67 (3.26%) Windows 2000
13 44 (2.14%) SUSE
14 43 (2.09%) Windows Vista
15 34 (1.65%) AIX
16 30 (1.46%) Android
17 24 (1.17%) Mac OS X
17 24 (1.17%) Ubuntu
18 23 (1.12%) CentOS
19 18 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 302 (14.69%) ITIL
2 130 (6.32%) Agile Software Development
3 116 (5.64%) Configuration Management
4 115 (5.59%) Load Balancing
5 112 (5.45%) DevOps
6 91 (4.43%) Project Management
6 91 (4.43%) Change Management
7 90 (4.38%) Migration
8 85 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
9 83 (4.04%) Software Engineering
10 77 (3.75%) Validation
11 75 (3.65%) Service Delivery
11 75 (3.65%) Incident Management
12 73 (3.55%) Performance Tuning
13 70 (3.40%) Test Scripting
14 65 (3.16%) Information Security
15 64 (3.11%) Disaster Recovery
16 63 (3.06%) OO
17 60 (2.92%) Change Control
18 59 (2.87%) Low Latency
Programming Languages
1 264 (12.84%) SQL
2 231 (11.24%) Java
3 164 (7.98%) PowerShell
4 138 (6.71%) JavaScript
5 134 (6.52%) Perl
6 120 (5.84%) Shell Script
7 116 (5.64%) Python
8 110 (5.35%) C
9 95 (4.62%) C++
10 77 (3.75%) Ruby
11 66 (3.21%) PHP
12 60 (2.92%) C#
13 56 (2.72%) VBScript
14 45 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 38 (1.85%) VB
16 25 (1.22%) T-SQL
17 18 (0.88%) VBA
18 14 (0.68%) Embedded C
19 12 (0.58%) PL/SQL
20 9 (0.44%) Korn
Qualifications
1 276 (13.42%) Security Cleared
2 232 (11.28%) Cisco Certification
3 225 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 214 (10.41%) SC Cleared
5 165 (8.03%) MCSE
6 138 (6.71%) CCNP
7 123 (5.98%) CCNA
8 113 (5.50%) Degree
9 95 (4.62%) CISSP
10 85 (4.13%) ISTQB
11 84 (4.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 75 (3.65%) DV Cleared
13 60 (2.92%) MCP
13 60 (2.92%) CCIE
14 54 (2.63%) MCITP
15 47 (2.29%) GIAC
16 41 (1.99%) MCTS
17 38 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (1.70%) CEH
19 32 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (3.55%) SLA
2 65 (3.16%) QA
3 30 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 28 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 23 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.34%) ISO 9001
7 6 (0.29%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.19%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.19%) Data Quality
8 4 (0.19%) GPG13
9 2 (0.097%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.097%) COBIT
10 1 (0.049%) JTAG
10 1 (0.049%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.049%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 606 (29.47%) Active Directory
2 199 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (4.38%) vSphere
4 65 (3.16%) XenApp
5 62 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 45 (2.19%) NFS
7 40 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
8 37 (1.80%) VMware ESX
9 35 (1.70%) Terminal Services
10 34 (1.65%) Snort
11 28 (1.36%) Firmware
12 23 (1.12%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 23 (1.12%) ProxySG
13 20 (0.97%) Nmap
14 18 (0.88%) Xen
14 18 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.73%) XenDesktop
15 15 (0.73%) Docker
15 15 (0.73%) vCloud
16 13 (0.63%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 147 (7.15%) SCCM
2 110 (5.35%) Puppet
3 69 (3.36%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (2.53%) SCOM
5 49 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
6 37 (1.80%) Backup Exec
7 36 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 35 (1.70%) Nessus
9 31 (1.51%) NetBackup
10 28 (1.36%) WSUS
11 26 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
12 20 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
13 18 (0.88%) Nagios
14 16 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 16 (0.78%) HP SIM
15 15 (0.73%) OpenNMS
15 15 (0.73%) RANCID
15 15 (0.73%) EMC NetWorker
16 14 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
16 14 (0.68%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 662 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 418 (20.33%) Cisco
3 391 (19.02%) VMware
4 300 (14.59%) HP
5 244 (11.87%) Citrix
6 203 (9.87%) Oracle
7 139 (6.76%) Red Hat
8 138 (6.71%) Juniper
9 133 (6.47%) CheckPoint
10 130 (6.32%) F5
11 83 (4.04%) IBM
12 72 (3.50%) Symantec
13 70 (3.40%) Dell
14 65 (3.16%) Blue Coat
15 57 (2.77%) EMC
15 57 (2.77%) NetApp
16 56 (2.72%) Avaya
17 44 (2.14%) McAfee
18 41 (1.99%) Sourcefire
18 41 (1.99%) SolarWinds
London
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Rate: £300 - 330 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Square One Resources
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
Shropshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £24 per hour
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £270.00 - £300 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
LA International
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Etech Partners
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Shropshire
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £280.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Greenford, Middlesex
Executive Recruitment Services (ERS)
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Ilkeston, Derbyshire
Latcom Ltd
Rate: From £14 to £19 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: From £25 to £35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 3 days ago