The table below looks at the statistics for tcpdump skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited tcpdump over the 3 months to 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 570 552 528
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -24
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 6 14 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.028% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.078% 0.21% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 8
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£475 £400 £341
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% +17.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £384 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £438 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 - £338
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £27.50 -
UK excluding London average 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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

tcpdump
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 27 February 2015.

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 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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 -24 6 £475 +18.75% 17
London -24 3 £488 +21.87% 3
City of London +12 2 £488 +10.79% 2
Hampshire - 2 £475 - 2
South East - 2 £475 - 8
Southampton - 1 £475 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £408 -
North West - 1 £408 -
Devon - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Warrington - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 3
Bedford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Fareham - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 2
Wales - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - -
Farnborough - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

tcpdump
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
1 16 (59.26%) Wireshark
2 15 (55.56%) F5
2 15 (55.56%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) Windows
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
4 13 (48.15%) Network Security
4 13 (48.15%) DNS
4 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
5 12 (44.44%) CCSP
6 11 (40.74%) CCSA
6 11 (40.74%) CCSE
6 11 (40.74%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (37.04%) UNIX
8 9 (33.33%) VPN
9 8 (29.63%) Ethernet
10 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
10 7 (25.93%) CCNP
10 7 (25.93%) Finance
10 7 (25.93%) TACACS
10 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
10 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
10 7 (25.93%) Multicast
11 6 (22.22%) Low Latency
11 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
11 6 (22.22%) Snort
11 6 (22.22%) Degree
11 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
11 6 (22.22%) HP

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (3.70%) IIS
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 16 (59.26%) Firewall
1 16 (59.26%) Wireshark
2 14 (51.85%) Cisco ASA
3 13 (48.15%) Network Security
3 13 (48.15%) DNS
4 11 (40.74%) Cisco PIX
5 9 (33.33%) VPN
6 8 (29.63%) Ethernet
7 7 (25.93%) TCP/IP
7 7 (25.93%) TACACS
7 7 (25.93%) Multicast
8 5 (18.52%) BIG-IP
8 5 (18.52%) Nortel Alteon
8 5 (18.52%) WAN
8 5 (18.52%) LAN
8 5 (18.52%) SMS
9 4 (14.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (14.81%) IPsec
10 3 (11.11%) Internet
10 3 (11.11%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) LoadRunner
2 1 (3.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (25.93%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
2 5 (18.52%) Investment Banking
3 3 (11.11%) Telecoms
3 3 (11.11%) Games
4 2 (7.41%) Financial Institution
4 2 (7.41%) Electronics
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
5 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 14 (51.85%) Network Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Analyst
2 6 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (22.22%) Security Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Data Network Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Test Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Performance Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Test Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Network Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Security Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) Network Consultant
6 1 (3.70%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (18.52%) WAP
1 5 (18.52%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (14.81%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Mobile App
1 5 (18.52%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (11.11%) Spread Betting
2 3 (11.11%) Open Source
2 3 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 2 (7.41%) Equities
3 2 (7.41%) CESG
3 2 (7.41%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.41%) PKI
4 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.70%) e-Health
4 1 (3.70%) SecurID
4 1 (3.70%) DTV
4 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (51.85%) Windows
2 10 (37.04%) UNIX
3 6 (22.22%) Windows 2000
4 5 (18.52%) Linux
5 2 (7.41%) Solaris
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Load Balancing
1 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (22.22%) Low Latency
2 6 (22.22%) Network Architecture
3 5 (18.52%) Network Management
3 5 (18.52%) Fault Management
4 4 (14.81%) Performance Testing
4 4 (14.81%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (14.81%) Change Control
4 4 (14.81%) SIEM
5 3 (11.11%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 3 (11.11%) Release Management
5 3 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
5 3 (11.11%) Change Management
6 2 (7.41%) Migration
6 2 (7.41%) ITIL
6 2 (7.41%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (7.41%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) Perl
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
1 6 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 4 (14.81%) C#
3 3 (11.11%) C++
3 3 (11.11%) Java
3 3 (11.11%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby
4 1 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (48.15%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (44.44%) CCSP
3 11 (40.74%) CCSA
3 11 (40.74%) CCSE
4 7 (25.93%) CCNP
5 6 (22.22%) Degree
6 5 (18.52%) CCNA
7 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) CCIE
8 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
8 2 (7.41%) DV Cleared
9 1 (3.70%) ISEB
9 1 (3.70%) CISSP
9 1 (3.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Snort
2 1 (3.70%) Nmap
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (3.70%) NFS
2 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.70%) Terminal Services
2 1 (3.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Netcool
1 5 (18.52%) OpenView
2 1 (3.70%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (3.70%) MOM
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
2 1 (3.70%) Nessus
2 1 (3.70%) SCOM
2 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.70%) Opsview
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Cisco
1 15 (55.56%) F5
2 13 (48.15%) CheckPoint
3 6 (22.22%) HP
4 5 (18.52%) Nortel
4 5 (18.52%) Radware
4 5 (18.52%) Crossbeam
5 3 (11.11%) Juniper
5 3 (11.11%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
6 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
6 2 (7.41%) Sourcefire
7 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.70%) VMware
7 1 (3.70%) Splunk
7 1 (3.70%) SAP
7 1 (3.70%) CA
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