The table below looks at the statistics for tcpdump skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited tcpdump over the 3 months to 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
tcpdump
UK
Rank 574 607 615
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +8
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 12 15 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.029% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.20% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 5
Median daily rate £484 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £325 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £458 £400 £475
% change year-on-year
+14.37% -15.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
6690 7524 7777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.01% 14.51% 14.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4150 4452 4293
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 315 450
Median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.81% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +13.20%

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Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing tcpdump as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

tcpdump Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing tcpdump within the UK.

tcpdump Daily Rate Trend in the UK

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Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017.

tcpdump Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump within the UK.

tcpdump Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK over the 3 months to 19 February 2017. 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 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 +51 12 £484 -2.02% 5
London +25 10 £484 -12.04% 1
Canary Wharf - 2 £444 -
South East +17 1 £525 -2.32% 2
South West - 1 £390 - 2
City of London - 1 £445 - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £390 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £525 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £390 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Bash Shell
3 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
4 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
5 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (38.10%) Multicast
6 8 (38.10%) Low Latency
6 8 (38.10%) High Availability
6 8 (38.10%) Reuters
7 7 (33.33%) SLA
7 7 (33.33%) Apache
7 7 (33.33%) Equities
7 7 (33.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 7 (33.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
8 6 (28.57%) Ansible
8 6 (28.57%) Docker
8 6 (28.57%) DevOps
8 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (28.57%) Python
8 6 (28.57%) Windows
9 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
9 5 (23.81%) WebLogic
9 5 (23.81%) Ruby
9 5 (23.81%) IaaS
9 5 (23.81%) Fixnetix
9 5 (23.81%) Server Building
10 4 (19.05%) WAN
10 4 (19.05%) LAN

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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 7 (33.33%) Apache
2 5 (23.81%) WebLogic
3 2 (9.52%) JBoss
3 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (4.76%) Jetty
4 1 (4.76%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (23.81%) IaaS
3 1 (4.76%) Datadog
3 1 (4.76%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Wireshark
2 8 (38.10%) Multicast
3 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
4 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 4 (19.05%) LAN
4 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 3 (14.29%) Network Security
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
6 2 (9.52%) SSL
6 2 (9.52%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) BGP
7 1 (4.76%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (4.76%) DNS
7 1 (4.76%) DSL
7 1 (4.76%) MPLS
7 1 (4.76%) OSPF
7 1 (4.76%) SONET
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MariaDB
1 1 (4.76%) MySQL
1 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
1 1 (4.76%) Redis
1 1 (4.76%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 1 (4.76%) Jenkins
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 1 (4.76%) Italian Language
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Market Data Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Data Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 4 (19.05%) Administrator
4 4 (19.05%) DevOps Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux DevOps Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Platform Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) WebLogic Administrator
6 2 (9.52%) Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security Consultant
6 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) Java EE
2 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (4.76%) Kafka
2 1 (4.76%) LAMP
2 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (4.76%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (33.33%) Equities
3 1 (4.76%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 14 (66.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Windows
4 1 (4.76%) Debian
4 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) High Availability
1 8 (38.10%) Low Latency
2 6 (28.57%) DevOps
3 5 (23.81%) Server Building
4 2 (9.52%) Information Security
4 2 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (9.52%) SIEM
4 2 (9.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (4.76%) Full Text Search
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
5 1 (4.76%) Network Management
5 1 (4.76%) Network Packet Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Open Source
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (66.67%) Bash Shell
2 13 (61.90%) Perl
3 6 (28.57%) Python
4 5 (23.81%) Ruby
5 2 (9.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) CCNP
3 2 (9.52%) CISSP
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) CCIE
4 1 (4.76%) CCNA
4 1 (4.76%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 1 (4.76%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 7 (33.33%) ITRS Geneos
1 7 (33.33%) Thomson Reuters DACS
2 6 (28.57%) Ansible
3 2 (9.52%) Nessus
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
4 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Red Hat
2 8 (38.10%) Reuters
3 5 (23.81%) Fixnetix
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) Juniper
5 2 (9.52%) ArcSight
5 2 (9.52%) F5
5 2 (9.52%) Fortinet
5 2 (9.52%) LogLogic
5 2 (9.52%) LogRhythm
5 2 (9.52%) Splunk
6 1 (4.76%) Apple
6 1 (4.76%) Blue Coat
6 1 (4.76%) Google
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (4.76%) Percona
6 1 (4.76%) Tripwire