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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 112 133 102
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1031 850 1081
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.83% 1.59% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.66% 11.75% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 435 472
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £310
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 97 169
Average hourly rate £17.75 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.92 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.42% -9.42%

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +21 948 £361 +7.83% 389
London +19 426 £400 +14.28% 143
South East +2 214 £347 +11.19% 98
Hampshire +39 100 £330 +13.79% 28
City of London +15 98 £450 +25.00% 46
East of England +19 83 £336 +45.40% 40
North West +12 59 £305 -3.17% 22
South West +6 59 £350 +60.91% 25
Berkshire -27 51 £363 +31.81% 25
West Midlands +4 50 £300 -11.76% 10
Scotland +13 47 £324 +17.72% 8
Cheshire -1 33 £305 -20.26% 10
Cambridgeshire +14 27 £325 +73.33% 22
Reading -8 26 £369 +47.50% 11
Birmingham +16 25 £300 -18.91% 1
Suffolk +2 22 £375 +42.85% 1
Yorkshire -4 22 £320 +6.66% 38
Glasgow +5 21 £197 +92.74% 2
Ipswich - 20 £375 -
East Midlands +6 19 £350 +26.12% 14
Buckinghamshire -4 18 £350 -2.77% 5
Cambridge -1 17 £350 +86.66% 18
Gloucestershire -10 17 £369 +183.65% 5
Hertfordshire -10 16 £386 - 12
Milton Keynes +12 15 £325 +35.41% 3
Southampton +1 15 £400 +23.07% 5
West Sussex +12 14 £283 +15.30% 5
West Yorkshire +3 13 £305 +1.66% 21
Wiltshire -4 13 - - 4
Warwickshire -1 12 £318 +32.29% 1

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 1095 (58.40%) Windows
2 617 (32.91%) Microsoft
3 604 (32.21%) Active Directory
4 585 (31.20%) DNS
5 567 (30.24%) Linux
6 502 (26.77%) Firewall
7 399 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
8 389 (20.75%) UNIX
9 381 (20.32%) LAN
10 378 (20.16%) WAN
11 375 (20.00%) Cisco
12 364 (19.41%) VMware
13 301 (16.05%) Windows 7
14 293 (15.63%) DHCP
15 292 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
16 287 (15.31%) VPN
17 286 (15.25%) HP
18 279 (14.88%) SQL
19 271 (14.45%) Windows XP
20 267 (14.24%) ITIL
21 264 (14.08%) MS Exchange
22 263 (14.03%) SAN
23 258 (13.76%) MS Office
24 252 (13.44%) HTTP
25 241 (12.85%) MS Excel
26 239 (12.75%) Security Cleared
27 233 (12.43%) Oracle
28 223 (11.89%) Finance
29 213 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
30 203 (10.83%) Java

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 264 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 178 (9.49%) IIS
3 130 (6.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 92 (4.91%) SharePoint
5 83 (4.43%) Apache
6 76 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 62 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 57 (3.04%) WebSphere
9 54 (2.88%) WebLogic
9 54 (2.88%) Tomcat
10 43 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 42 (2.24%) SharePoint 2010
12 40 (2.13%) Lync
13 35 (1.87%) IBM Notes
14 18 (0.96%) nginx
15 16 (0.85%) Jetty
16 15 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2013
17 14 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
18 11 (0.59%) WebSphere Application Server
18 11 (0.59%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 258 (13.76%) MS Office
2 241 (12.85%) MS Excel
3 36 (1.92%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 11 (0.59%) MS Project
6 9 (0.48%) InfoPath
7 2 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.11%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.053%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.053%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.053%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.053%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.053%) Simulink
8 1 (0.053%) CATIA
8 1 (0.053%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 1 (0.053%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.053%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 84 (4.48%) Oracle EBS
2 12 (0.64%) assyst
3 6 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Ubix
4 4 (0.21%) SunGard Stream Clearvision
4 4 (0.21%) SAP IS-U
4 4 (0.21%) RMDS
4 4 (0.21%) Summit
5 1 (0.053%) Agresso
5 1 (0.053%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.053%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.053%) Minerva
5 1 (0.053%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.053%) Cognos Planning
5 1 (0.053%) Changepoint
5 1 (0.053%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.053%) Academy Housing
5 1 (0.053%) 3000 Xtra
Cloud Services
1 40 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (1.71%) Office 365
2 32 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
3 20 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (1.01%) SaaS
5 17 (0.91%) Microsoft Azure
6 14 (0.75%) PaaS
7 12 (0.64%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.21%) Heroku
9 2 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
10 1 (0.053%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.053%) IaaS
10 1 (0.053%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 585 (31.20%) DNS
2 502 (26.77%) Firewall
3 381 (20.32%) LAN
4 378 (20.16%) WAN
5 293 (15.63%) DHCP
6 287 (15.31%) VPN
7 263 (14.03%) SAN
8 252 (13.44%) HTTP
9 177 (9.44%) SSL
10 140 (7.47%) Internet
11 129 (6.88%) Network Security
12 126 (6.72%) VLAN
13 114 (6.08%) Wireless
14 104 (5.55%) BGP
15 103 (5.49%) OSPF
16 89 (4.75%) VoIP
17 80 (4.27%) MPLS
18 78 (4.16%) IPsec
19 74 (3.95%) HTTPS
20 71 (3.79%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 197 (10.51%) SQL Server
2 61 (3.25%) MySQL
3 46 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 43 (2.29%) NoSQL
5 38 (2.03%) SQL Server 2005
6 34 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 27 (1.44%) Oracle Reports
8 20 (1.07%) Relational Database
9 19 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
9 19 (1.01%) Apache Cassandra
10 14 (0.75%) Redis
10 14 (0.75%) RDBMS
11 12 (0.64%) MongoDB
11 12 (0.64%) DB2
12 10 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
13 9 (0.48%) Cognos Impromptu
13 9 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.27%) Oracle Database 10g
14 5 (0.27%) SQLPlus
14 5 (0.27%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 49 (2.61%) Subversion
2 41 (2.19%) Git (software)
3 34 (1.81%) Jenkins
4 28 (1.49%) LoadRunner
5 22 (1.17%) QuickTest Pro
6 19 (1.01%) JIRA
7 8 (0.43%) Hudson
7 8 (0.43%) Maven
8 7 (0.37%) Eclipse
8 7 (0.37%) MSI
8 7 (0.37%) GDB
8 7 (0.37%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.32%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
10 5 (0.27%) Toad
10 5 (0.27%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.27%) JUnit
10 5 (0.27%) Oracle Forms
10 5 (0.27%) Selenium
10 5 (0.27%) StyleCop
General
1 223 (11.89%) Finance
2 127 (6.77%) Banking
3 110 (5.87%) Telecoms
4 46 (2.45%) Investment Banking
5 31 (1.65%) Marketing
6 28 (1.49%) Financial Institution
7 27 (1.44%) Advertising
7 27 (1.44%) Retail
8 22 (1.17%) Legal
9 20 (1.07%) Spanish Language
9 20 (1.07%) Law
9 20 (1.07%) Games
10 17 (0.91%) Front Office
10 17 (0.91%) French Language
11 14 (0.75%) Mandarin Language
11 14 (0.75%) Electronics
12 12 (0.64%) Manufacturing
13 11 (0.59%) Back Office
14 9 (0.48%) Dutch Language
15 5 (0.27%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 319 (17.01%) Analyst
2 201 (10.72%) Developer
3 188 (10.03%) Support Engineer
4 160 (8.53%) Network Engineer
5 96 (5.12%) Support Analyst
6 91 (4.85%) Administrator
7 89 (4.75%) Consultant
8 77 (4.11%) Architect
9 74 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support
10 67 (3.57%) Desktop Support
10 67 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
11 66 (3.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 65 (3.47%) Test Analyst
13 60 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
14 53 (2.83%) 3rd Line Support
14 53 (2.83%) Software Engineer
15 51 (2.72%) Security Analyst
16 47 (2.51%) Service Analyst
16 47 (2.51%) Service Desk Analyst
17 44 (2.35%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (9.23%) .NET
2 122 (6.51%) HTML
3 106 (5.65%) XML
4 98 (5.23%) Web Services
5 97 (5.17%) ASP.NET
6 89 (4.75%) JSP
7 58 (3.09%) JSON
8 31 (1.65%) REST
9 27 (1.44%) Middleware
10 24 (1.28%) CSS
11 19 (1.01%) LAMP
11 19 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
12 18 (0.96%) WebSphere MQ
12 18 (0.96%) Servlets
13 17 (0.91%) SOAP
13 17 (0.91%) AngularJS
14 16 (0.85%) RESTful
14 16 (0.85%) J2EE
15 15 (0.80%) WebSockets
16 14 (0.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 98 (5.23%) Clustering
2 78 (4.16%) Client/Server
3 74 (3.95%) Blackberry
4 72 (3.84%) Open Source
5 54 (2.88%) Replication
6 52 (2.77%) PKI
7 51 (2.72%) Management Information System
8 45 (2.40%) Computer Science
9 29 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 28 (1.49%) iPad
10 28 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 25 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
11 25 (1.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 23 (1.23%) Firmware
12 23 (1.23%) Device Driver
13 22 (1.17%) Equities
13 22 (1.17%) AS400
14 21 (1.12%) Thin Client
14 21 (1.12%) Fat Client
15 16 (0.85%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1095 (58.40%) Windows
2 567 (30.24%) Linux
3 399 (21.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 389 (20.75%) UNIX
5 301 (16.05%) Windows 7
6 292 (15.57%) Windows Server 2003
7 271 (14.45%) Windows XP
8 105 (5.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (5.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 81 (4.32%) Solaris
11 73 (3.89%) Windows 2000
12 51 (2.72%) Windows 8
13 44 (2.35%) Windows Vista
14 37 (1.97%) SUSE
15 34 (1.81%) AIX
16 25 (1.33%) Mac OS X
17 21 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
18 19 (1.01%) CentOS
19 17 (0.91%) Android
20 16 (0.85%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (14.24%) ITIL
2 99 (5.28%) Configuration Management
3 94 (5.01%) Migration
4 88 (4.69%) Load Balancing
5 80 (4.27%) Disaster Recovery
5 80 (4.27%) Project Management
6 74 (3.95%) Software Engineering
7 70 (3.73%) Change Management
7 70 (3.73%) DevOps
8 68 (3.63%) Service Delivery
9 66 (3.52%) Continuous Integration
9 66 (3.52%) Agile Software Development
10 63 (3.36%) Validation
11 62 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
12 60 (3.20%) Software Testing
13 55 (2.93%) Test Scripting
13 55 (2.93%) Incident Management
14 53 (2.83%) Service Management
14 53 (2.83%) OO
15 51 (2.72%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 279 (14.88%) SQL
2 203 (10.83%) Java
3 155 (8.27%) PowerShell
4 139 (7.41%) C
5 134 (7.15%) JavaScript
6 124 (6.61%) Perl
7 119 (6.35%) Shell Script
8 100 (5.33%) C++
9 99 (5.28%) Python
10 67 (3.57%) Ruby
11 57 (3.04%) C#
12 53 (2.83%) VBScript
13 49 (2.61%) PHP
14 44 (2.35%) Bash Shell
15 38 (2.03%) VB
16 19 (1.01%) T-SQL
16 19 (1.01%) Embedded C
17 14 (0.75%) Korn
17 14 (0.75%) VBA
17 14 (0.75%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 239 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 182 (9.71%) SC Cleared
3 170 (9.07%) Microsoft Certification
4 158 (8.43%) Cisco Certification
5 130 (6.93%) MCSE
6 105 (5.60%) Degree
7 98 (5.23%) CCNA
8 92 (4.91%) CCNP
9 87 (4.64%) ISTQB
10 82 (4.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 68 (3.63%) DV Cleared
12 62 (3.31%) CISSP
13 57 (3.04%) MCP
14 42 (2.24%) MCITP
15 40 (2.13%) MCTS
16 32 (1.71%) ITIL Certification
17 28 (1.49%) ISEB
18 27 (1.44%) GIAC
19 25 (1.33%) CEH
20 23 (1.23%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 61 (3.25%) QA
2 55 (2.93%) SLA
3 22 (1.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 14 (0.75%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.37%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.21%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.21%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.21%) ISO 14001
8 3 (0.16%) GPG13
9 2 (0.11%) COBIT
10 1 (0.053%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.053%) JTAG
System Software
1 604 (32.21%) Active Directory
2 213 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (4.91%) vSphere
4 86 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 61 (3.25%) XenApp
6 50 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
7 45 (2.40%) NFS
8 39 (2.08%) VMware ESX
9 35 (1.87%) Terminal Services
10 30 (1.60%) Xen
11 23 (1.23%) XenDesktop
12 21 (1.12%) Snort
13 20 (1.07%) Nmap
14 19 (1.01%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 15 (0.80%) vCloud
16 14 (0.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
17 12 (0.64%) KVM
17 12 (0.64%) ProxySG
18 11 (0.59%) Squid
19 9 (0.48%) qmail
Systems Management
1 133 (7.09%) SCCM
2 100 (5.33%) Puppet
3 69 (3.68%) Opscode Chef
4 63 (3.36%) HP Quality Center
5 56 (2.99%) SCOM
6 35 (1.87%) Backup Exec
7 31 (1.65%) Nessus
8 26 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 23 (1.23%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 21 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 19 (1.01%) WSUS
12 18 (0.96%) NetBackup
13 17 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
14 15 (0.80%) ARCserve
14 15 (0.80%) EMC NetWorker
15 14 (0.75%) HP SIM
15 14 (0.75%) Nagios
16 13 (0.69%) Tivoli
16 13 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 12 (0.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 617 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 375 (20.00%) Cisco
3 364 (19.41%) VMware
4 286 (15.25%) HP
5 233 (12.43%) Oracle
6 194 (10.35%) Citrix
7 112 (5.97%) Red Hat
8 109 (5.81%) CheckPoint
9 96 (5.12%) Juniper
10 94 (5.01%) F5
11 89 (4.75%) IBM
12 66 (3.52%) NetApp
13 64 (3.41%) EMC
14 53 (2.83%) McAfee
15 49 (2.61%) Dell
16 48 (2.56%) Avaya
17 45 (2.40%) Blue Coat
17 45 (2.40%) Symantec
18 38 (2.03%) Lotus
19 34 (1.81%) Apple
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