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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 126 121 143
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 975 965 770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.71% 1.76% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.47% 12.60% 10.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 609 475 396
Average daily rate
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£360 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 87 99
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.67 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.97% -12.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%

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
7818 7661 7013
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.73% 14.00% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4471 4083 3635
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.13
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -1 911 £360 +2.85% 406
London -12 390 £425 +6.25% 116
South East 0 250 £350 +7.69% 94
City of London +10 99 £425 +3.03% 36
Berkshire +16 72 £320 -1.53% 32
South West +12 60 £373 +6.42% 27
East of England -15 60 £275 -12.00% 54
Surrey +37 53 £375 -27.53% 19
Yorkshire +9 51 £350 +19.65% 42
North West -20 48 £377 +25.50% 29
Hampshire -38 43 £359 +10.38% 16
West Yorkshire -2 33 £350 +27.27% 24
Gloucestershire +7 27 £410 +17.14% 3
Reading -5 25 £388 +6.89% 23
Cheltenham +12 24 £420 +15.86% 2
Essex +6 24 £300 +44.57% 3
Wales +5 23 £375 - 4
West Midlands -19 23 £220 +17.33% 20
North East -2 22 £300 - 5
Scotland -36 21 £288 -11.53% 8
Buckinghamshire -5 20 £400 +45.45% 7
Leeds -13 19 £350 - 20
East Sussex +7 18 £330 +266.66% 2
Manchester -1 18 £393 - 14
Tyne and Wear -7 18 £350 - 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £350 - 4
Slough +10 16 £275 -35.29% 2
South Wales +4 16 £390 +4.00% 4
West Sussex -11 16 £356 +16.80% 2
Edinburgh +1 15 £294 -24.19% 3

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 926 (47.49%) Windows
2 671 (34.41%) DNS
3 598 (30.67%) Linux
4 570 (29.23%) Cisco
5 569 (29.18%) Firewall
6 508 (26.05%) Microsoft
7 496 (25.44%) Active Directory
8 414 (21.23%) DHCP
9 404 (20.72%) WAN
9 404 (20.72%) VMware
10 403 (20.67%) LAN
11 386 (19.79%) UNIX
12 357 (18.31%) ITIL
13 328 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
14 318 (16.31%) Finance
15 314 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
16 304 (15.59%) HTTP
17 303 (15.54%) VPN
18 274 (14.05%) SSL
19 270 (13.85%) SQL
20 262 (13.44%) Security Cleared
21 245 (12.56%) Java
22 238 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
23 220 (11.28%) MS Exchange
23 220 (11.28%) Windows 7
24 218 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
25 212 (10.87%) Citrix
26 211 (10.82%) Internet
27 210 (10.77%) MS Office
28 206 (10.56%) BGP

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 220 (11.28%) MS Exchange
2 145 (7.44%) IIS
3 134 (6.87%) Tomcat
4 128 (6.56%) Apache
5 107 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 81 (4.15%) WebSphere
7 69 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2007
8 59 (3.03%) JBoss
9 53 (2.72%) Jetty
10 42 (2.15%) SharePoint
11 37 (1.90%) WebLogic
12 36 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 34 (1.74%) nginx
13 34 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 32 (1.64%) Lync
15 27 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
16 21 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
16 21 (1.08%) Node.js
17 19 (0.97%) OpenStack
18 15 (0.77%) CICS
Applications
1 210 (10.77%) MS Office
2 194 (9.95%) MS Excel
3 38 (1.95%) MS PowerPoint
4 37 (1.90%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.62%) MS Project
6 6 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.21%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.15%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.10%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.051%) Fireworks
10 1 (0.051%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.051%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 18 (0.92%) RMDS
2 13 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 11 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
4 3 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.15%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 2 (0.10%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.051%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.051%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.051%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.051%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 101 (5.18%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 47 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
4 39 (2.00%) PaaS
5 34 (1.74%) SaaS
5 34 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (1.59%) Office 365
7 30 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (1.49%) Google App Engine
9 27 (1.38%) IaaS
10 12 (0.62%) Google Apps
11 5 (0.26%) Heroku
12 2 (0.10%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.10%) SoftLayer
12 2 (0.10%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.051%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.051%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.051%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 671 (34.41%) DNS
2 569 (29.18%) Firewall
3 414 (21.23%) DHCP
4 404 (20.72%) WAN
5 403 (20.67%) LAN
6 304 (15.59%) HTTP
7 303 (15.54%) VPN
8 274 (14.05%) SSL
9 211 (10.82%) Internet
10 206 (10.56%) BGP
11 204 (10.46%) SAN
12 191 (9.79%) OSPF
13 178 (9.13%) Network Security
14 171 (8.77%) VLAN
15 161 (8.26%) IPsec
16 152 (7.79%) Wireless
17 144 (7.38%) MPLS
18 129 (6.62%) Cisco ASA
19 125 (6.41%) VoIP
20 123 (6.31%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 143 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 102 (5.23%) MySQL
3 78 (4.00%) MongoDB
4 56 (2.87%) PostgreSQL
4 56 (2.87%) Oracle Database
5 53 (2.72%) Relational Database
6 33 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 27 (1.38%) DB2
8 26 (1.33%) RDBMS
9 20 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
9 20 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (0.97%) Big Data
11 17 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
12 14 (0.72%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
14 10 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 7 (0.36%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
16 5 (0.26%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 133 (6.82%) Jenkins
2 99 (5.08%) Subversion
3 90 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 47 (2.41%) Maven
5 21 (1.08%) JIRA
5 21 (1.08%) Visual Studio
5 21 (1.08%) Mercurial
6 20 (1.03%) SoapUI
7 19 (0.97%) JUnit
8 18 (0.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 16 (0.82%) JMeter
9 16 (0.82%) Gradle
10 13 (0.67%) Cucumber
11 11 (0.56%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (0.56%) ClearCase
12 9 (0.46%) MSI
12 9 (0.46%) Metasploit
12 9 (0.46%) Mockito
13 8 (0.41%) Introscope
13 8 (0.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 318 (16.31%) Finance
2 160 (8.21%) Telecoms
3 136 (6.97%) Banking
4 56 (2.87%) Investment Banking
5 47 (2.41%) Retail
6 33 (1.69%) Marketing
7 30 (1.54%) Legal
7 30 (1.54%) Back Office
8 29 (1.49%) Electronics
9 26 (1.33%) Multimedia
10 19 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 17 (0.87%) Advertising
12 16 (0.82%) Financial Institution
13 15 (0.77%) Front Office
14 13 (0.67%) Spanish Language
15 11 (0.56%) Billing
16 7 (0.36%) Publishing
16 7 (0.36%) Law
17 6 (0.31%) French Language
18 5 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 281 (14.41%) Analyst
2 260 (13.33%) Network Engineer
3 135 (6.92%) Developer
4 112 (5.74%) Support Analyst
5 111 (5.69%) Support Engineer
6 105 (5.38%) Administrator
7 92 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
8 90 (4.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 84 (4.31%) Consultant
10 71 (3.64%) Desktop Support
11 66 (3.38%) Architect
12 56 (2.87%) Senior Network Engineer
13 55 (2.82%) Security Engineer
14 52 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
15 51 (2.62%) Service Analyst
15 51 (2.62%) DevOps Engineer
16 50 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
17 46 (2.36%) Java Developer
17 46 (2.36%) 1st Line Support
17 46 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (5.79%) XML
2 93 (4.77%) .NET
3 91 (4.67%) Web Services
4 83 (4.26%) J2EE
5 78 (4.00%) HTML
6 70 (3.59%) SOAP
7 68 (3.49%) Middleware
8 66 (3.38%) 802.1X
9 47 (2.41%) Servlets
10 44 (2.26%) REST
11 43 (2.21%) CSS
12 27 (1.38%) JMS
13 25 (1.28%) Ajax
14 24 (1.23%) JSON
15 23 (1.18%) FIX Protocol
15 23 (1.18%) WebSphere MQ
16 22 (1.13%) ASP.NET
16 22 (1.13%) Spring
17 21 (1.08%) Application Packaging
17 21 (1.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 164 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 129 (6.62%) Analytical Skills
3 78 (4.00%) Management Information System
4 77 (3.95%) PKI
5 71 (3.64%) Clustering
6 64 (3.28%) Blackberry
7 55 (2.82%) Computer Science
8 53 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
9 48 (2.46%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 43 (2.21%) Client/Server
11 34 (1.74%) Device Driver
11 34 (1.74%) iPad
12 32 (1.64%) iPhone
13 31 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
14 27 (1.38%) Mainframe
15 22 (1.13%) Replication
16 19 (0.97%) DTV
16 19 (0.97%) IBM Mainframe
17 18 (0.92%) NHS
18 17 (0.87%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 926 (47.49%) Windows
2 598 (30.67%) Linux
3 386 (19.79%) UNIX
4 314 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 220 (11.28%) Windows 7
6 218 (11.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 191 (9.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 145 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 128 (6.56%) Windows XP
10 108 (5.54%) Solaris
11 75 (3.85%) Windows 8
12 63 (3.23%) Android
13 53 (2.72%) Mac OS X
14 36 (1.85%) AIX
15 30 (1.54%) zOS
16 29 (1.49%) SUSE
17 25 (1.28%) Apple iOS
18 23 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
18 23 (1.18%) Windows 2000
19 20 (1.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 357 (18.31%) ITIL
2 171 (8.77%) Configuration Management
3 165 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
4 148 (7.59%) Open Source
5 146 (7.49%) Continuous Integration
6 138 (7.08%) Project Management
7 128 (6.56%) Load Balancing
8 114 (5.85%) DevOps
9 113 (5.79%) Migration
10 90 (4.62%) Software Engineering
11 85 (4.36%) Service Delivery
12 74 (3.79%) Service Management
13 73 (3.74%) Incident Management
14 69 (3.54%) Change Management
15 68 (3.49%) Network Design
16 66 (3.38%) Network Management
17 62 (3.18%) Disaster Recovery
18 61 (3.13%) Multithreading
19 59 (3.03%) Information Security
19 59 (3.03%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 270 (13.85%) SQL
2 245 (12.56%) Java
3 149 (7.64%) Perl
4 132 (6.77%) Python
5 118 (6.05%) PowerShell
6 103 (5.28%) Shell Script
7 99 (5.08%) C
8 92 (4.72%) C++
8 92 (4.72%) Ruby
9 62 (3.18%) JavaScript
10 56 (2.87%) Bash Shell
11 51 (2.62%) VB
12 46 (2.36%) VBScript
13 42 (2.15%) C#
14 40 (2.05%) PHP
15 25 (1.28%) Scala
16 22 (1.13%) Go
16 22 (1.13%) PL/SQL
17 16 (0.82%) Embedded C
18 13 (0.67%) Korn
Qualifications
1 328 (16.82%) Cisco Certification
2 262 (13.44%) Security Cleared
3 192 (9.85%) CCNA
4 184 (9.44%) CCNP
5 160 (8.21%) SC Cleared
6 137 (7.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 105 (5.38%) Degree
8 88 (4.51%) MCSE
9 84 (4.31%) DV Cleared
10 69 (3.54%) CCIE
11 57 (2.92%) CISSP
12 45 (2.31%) MCSA
12 45 (2.31%) MCP
13 36 (1.85%) ISTQB
14 28 (1.44%) CCIP
15 26 (1.33%) RHCE
16 24 (1.23%) CCSE
16 24 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
18 20 (1.03%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (3.59%) SLA
2 44 (2.26%) QA
3 35 (1.79%) PCI DSS
4 20 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.21%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.10%) BS7799
7 2 (0.10%) GMP
7 2 (0.10%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.051%) HL7
8 1 (0.051%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.051%) GPG13
System Software
1 496 (25.44%) Active Directory
2 238 (12.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 129 (6.62%) vSphere
4 79 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 71 (3.64%) XenApp
6 63 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (2.87%) VMware ESX
8 38 (1.95%) vCloud
9 31 (1.59%) Firmware
10 28 (1.44%) Xen
11 24 (1.23%) Snort
12 22 (1.13%) NFS
13 21 (1.08%) XenDesktop
14 19 (0.97%) Samba
14 19 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (0.77%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 15 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 13 (0.67%) Docker
17 12 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 181 (9.28%) Puppet
2 125 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
3 107 (5.49%) SCCM
4 46 (2.36%) SCOM
5 33 (1.69%) Ansible
6 30 (1.54%) Cisco CUCM
7 29 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
7 29 (1.49%) Nagios
8 28 (1.44%) Salt
9 22 (1.13%) NetBackup
10 21 (1.08%) WSUS
11 18 (0.92%) vMotion
12 16 (0.82%) Tivoli
13 14 (0.72%) BladeLogic
14 13 (0.67%) Cacti
14 13 (0.67%) Backup Exec
14 13 (0.67%) OpenView
14 13 (0.67%) Graphite
15 12 (0.62%) Vagrant
16 11 (0.56%) MOM
Vendors
1 570 (29.23%) Cisco
2 508 (26.05%) Microsoft
3 404 (20.72%) VMware
4 212 (10.87%) Citrix
5 204 (10.46%) HP
6 198 (10.15%) Oracle
7 182 (9.33%) Juniper
8 162 (8.31%) CheckPoint
8 162 (8.31%) F5
9 152 (7.79%) Red Hat
10 104 (5.33%) IBM
11 83 (4.26%) Dell
12 73 (3.74%) SolarWinds
13 61 (3.13%) NetApp
14 59 (3.03%) Blue Coat
15 58 (2.97%) Apple
16 56 (2.87%) Sun
17 53 (2.72%) McAfee
18 50 (2.56%) Google
19 47 (2.41%) Symantec
London
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Rate: £425 - £455 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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Rate: £250 - £270 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: Excellent Rates
Posted: 2 hours ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
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Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
JM
Rate: £425 - £455 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Cheshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Berkshire
Quindell Resourcing
Rate: Depending on experience
Posted: 4 hours ago
Crewe, Cheshire
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Rate: £17.33 per hour
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London
Square One Resources
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day + Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
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Rate: Excellent
Posted: 7 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions Limited
Rate: EXCELLENT
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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Newcastle Upon Tyne
Resource Partners Ltd
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Resource Partners Ltd
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Darlington, County Durham
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
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