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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 597 593 570
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -23
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 23 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.033% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.24% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 9 5
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£350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £273 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £325 £288
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
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 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
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 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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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 31 July 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 16 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 31 July 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 -17 23 £350 +7.69% 3
South East -3 11 £338 - 2
London 0 9 £450 +36.36% 1
West Sussex - 6 £350 -
Crawley - 5 £350 -
City of London -7 3 - - 1
South West -7 3 £350 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +1 2 £338 -
Milton Keynes -5 2 £338 -
Hampshire -6 2 £310 - 2
Swindon - 2 £350 -
Southampton - 2 £310 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Gloucestershire -1 1 £325 -
Cheltenham -6 1 £325 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (66.67%) Cisco
1 20 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 16 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 16 (53.33%) VPN
3 15 (50.00%) Juniper
3 15 (50.00%) WAN
4 14 (46.67%) LAN
5 13 (43.33%) IPsec
6 12 (40.00%) Firewall
6 12 (40.00%) Linux
7 11 (36.67%) CheckPoint
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
8 10 (33.33%) SMTP
8 10 (33.33%) FTP
9 9 (30.00%) SSL
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (26.67%) Wireless
11 7 (23.33%) CCNP
11 7 (23.33%) MPLS
11 7 (23.33%) OSPF
11 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
11 7 (23.33%) VoIP
11 7 (23.33%) ITIL
11 7 (23.33%) HSRP
11 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
11 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
12 6 (20.00%) Windows
12 6 (20.00%) DHCP

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (6.67%) JBoss
1 2 (6.67%) Apache
1 2 (6.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 20 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 16 (53.33%) TCP/IP
2 16 (53.33%) VPN
3 15 (50.00%) WAN
4 14 (46.67%) LAN
5 13 (43.33%) IPsec
6 12 (40.00%) Firewall
7 11 (36.67%) Cisco ASA
8 10 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
8 10 (33.33%) SMTP
8 10 (33.33%) FTP
9 9 (30.00%) SSL
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) Wireless
11 7 (23.33%) MPLS
11 7 (23.33%) OSPF
11 7 (23.33%) Ethernet
11 7 (23.33%) VoIP
11 7 (23.33%) HSRP
12 6 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (3.33%) JMeter
General
1 4 (13.33%) Telecoms
1 4 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
2 4 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Network Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Administrator
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Project Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Lead Tester
5 1 (3.33%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Network Manager
5 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) 802.1X
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
2 1 (3.33%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (3.33%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) e-Health
2 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.67%) PKI
4 2 (6.67%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) CESG
5 1 (3.33%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 12 (40.00%) Linux
2 6 (20.00%) Windows
3 3 (10.00%) UNIX
4 2 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) ITIL
2 5 (16.67%) Network Design
2 5 (16.67%) SIEM
2 5 (16.67%) Open Source
2 5 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 4 (13.33%) Change Control
3 4 (13.33%) Incident Management
3 4 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 2 (6.67%) Network Architecture
4 2 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (6.67%) Information Security
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Forensics
4 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.67%) Project Management
4 2 (6.67%) Test Strategy
4 2 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (6.67%) Patch Management
4 2 (6.67%) Protective Monitoring
4 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) Perl
2 3 (10.00%) Python
2 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.67%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) C
4 1 (3.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (23.33%) CCNP
2 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
2 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
3 6 (20.00%) CCNA
4 5 (16.67%) CCENT
4 5 (16.67%) CCSE
5 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (10.00%) MCSE
5 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.67%) JNCIA
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.33%) CCIE
7 1 (3.33%) CISSP
System Software
1 6 (20.00%) Snort
2 4 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (10.00%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (6.67%) HAProxy
2 2 (6.67%) Puppet
2 2 (6.67%) Cacti
3 1 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.33%) Netcool
3 1 (3.33%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco
2 15 (50.00%) Juniper
3 11 (36.67%) CheckPoint
4 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (16.67%) F5
5 4 (13.33%) Aruba
5 4 (13.33%) NetQoS
5 4 (13.33%) VMware
5 4 (13.33%) Sourcefire
6 3 (10.00%) Fortinet
6 3 (10.00%) CA
7 2 (6.67%) Nokia
7 2 (6.67%) IBM
7 2 (6.67%) IronPort
7 2 (6.67%) Qualys
7 2 (6.67%) SolarWinds
7 2 (6.67%) Blue Coat
7 2 (6.67%) Websense
8 1 (3.33%) ArcSight
8 1 (3.33%) Fixnetix