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 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
tcpdump
Rank 618 633 620
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -13
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 29 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.013% 0.018%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.084% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 4
Median daily rate £393 £375 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £222 £413
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £525 £444
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £375 -
% change year-on-year
+10.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £30.00

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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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 3 May 2016.

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 18 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 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +2 28 £395 -24.76% 7
London - 12 £393 - 3
South East +3 10 £563 +7.14% 2
Hampshire +3 6 £398 -24.28%
Dorset - 4 £393 -
Croydon - 4 £393 -
Bournemouth - 4 £393 -
Leatherhead - 4 £583 -
South West - 4 £393 - 2
Surrey - 4 £583 - 1
City of London - 2 £381 -
Glasgow - 1 £343 -
Scotland - 1 £343 -
Worcester - 1 £430 -
Manchester - 1 £475 -
Worcestershire - 1 £430 -
North West - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £430 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 27 (57.45%) Linux
3 26 (55.32%) Wireshark
4 24 (51.06%) F5
5 23 (48.94%) TCP/IP
6 19 (40.43%) Perl
6 19 (40.43%) Red Hat
6 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
7 18 (38.30%) VPN
8 16 (34.04%) Java
8 16 (34.04%) Unix
9 15 (31.91%) ITIL
9 15 (31.91%) Cisco
9 15 (31.91%) Network Security
10 14 (29.79%) Oracle
11 12 (25.53%) Windows
11 12 (25.53%) JBoss
11 12 (25.53%) LDAP
11 12 (25.53%) Finance
12 11 (23.40%) HTTP
12 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (23.40%) SIEM
13 10 (21.28%) Puppet
13 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
13 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
13 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (21.28%) NetApp
13 10 (21.28%) FTP
13 10 (21.28%) VMware
13 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing

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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 12 (25.53%) JBoss
2 8 (17.02%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 29 (61.70%) Firewall
2 26 (55.32%) Wireshark
3 23 (48.94%) TCP/IP
4 18 (38.30%) VPN
5 15 (31.91%) Network Security
6 12 (25.53%) LDAP
7 11 (23.40%) HTTP
8 10 (21.28%) FTP
9 9 (19.15%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 8 (17.02%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (17.02%) HTTPS
10 8 (17.02%) IPsec
10 8 (17.02%) NAS
11 7 (14.89%) Cisco PIX
11 7 (14.89%) SSL
12 6 (12.77%) Intrusion Detection
13 5 (10.64%) Internet
13 5 (10.64%) LAN
13 5 (10.64%) WAN
14 3 (6.38%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.77%) Oracle BI EE
1 6 (12.77%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (12.77%) Relational Database
1 6 (12.77%) VoltDB
2 3 (6.38%) GIS
3 1 (2.13%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (12.77%) Artifactory
1 6 (12.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 6 (12.77%) Gradle
1 6 (12.77%) JMeter
1 6 (12.77%) Maven
1 6 (12.77%) TortoiseSVN
2 2 (4.26%) Ant
2 2 (4.26%) GCC
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) Jenkins
2 2 (4.26%) Subversion
General
1 12 (25.53%) Finance
2 2 (4.26%) Banking
2 2 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (2.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 12 (25.53%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Security Analyst
3 6 (12.77%) Developer
3 6 (12.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (12.77%) Java Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Developer
3 6 (12.77%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (10.64%) Network Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 4 (8.51%) Linux Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Security Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Check Point Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (6.38%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.38%) Senior Incident Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (17.02%) J2EE
2 6 (12.77%) Java EE
2 6 (12.77%) Web Services
3 4 (8.51%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.13%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) iPad
2 6 (12.77%) Clustering
3 4 (8.51%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.51%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.38%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (4.26%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.26%) Equities
5 2 (4.26%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.13%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 27 (57.45%) Linux
2 16 (34.04%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 11 (23.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (12.77%) AIX
6 2 (4.26%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.13%) CentOS
7 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.91%) ITIL
2 11 (23.40%) SIEM
3 10 (21.28%) Load Balancing
4 9 (19.15%) Configuration Management
5 7 (14.89%) DevOps
6 6 (12.77%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (12.77%) ITSM
6 6 (12.77%) Network Packet Analysis
6 6 (12.77%) Performance Testing
6 6 (12.77%) Release Management
6 6 (12.77%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (10.64%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.64%) Information Security
8 4 (8.51%) Security Operations
9 3 (6.38%) Digital Forensics
9 3 (6.38%) Performance Optimisation
9 3 (6.38%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (6.38%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.26%) Incident Management
10 2 (4.26%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (40.43%) Perl
2 16 (34.04%) Java
3 9 (19.15%) Python
4 8 (17.02%) Shell Script
5 5 (10.64%) Bash Shell
6 3 (6.38%) Ruby
7 2 (4.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (21.28%) SC Cleared
1 10 (21.28%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.51%) CCSE
2 4 (8.51%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (8.51%) Degree
3 3 (6.38%) CCNA
3 3 (6.38%) CCNP
3 3 (6.38%) CCSA
3 3 (6.38%) CFCE
3 3 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
3 3 (6.38%) EnCE
3 3 (6.38%) GCFA
3 3 (6.38%) GCFE
3 3 (6.38%) GIAC
4 2 (4.26%) RHCE
5 1 (2.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.13%) CISSP
5 1 (2.13%) GCIA
5 1 (2.13%) GCIH
5 1 (2.13%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.13%) COBIT
2 1 (2.13%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (17.02%) Samba
3 6 (12.77%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.64%) Snort
5 2 (4.26%) NFS
5 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.28%) Puppet
2 8 (17.02%) Nagios
3 4 (8.51%) Nessus
4 3 (6.38%) EnCase
Vendors
1 24 (51.06%) F5
2 19 (40.43%) CheckPoint
2 19 (40.43%) Red Hat
3 15 (31.91%) Cisco
4 14 (29.79%) Oracle
5 10 (21.28%) NetApp
5 10 (21.28%) VMware
6 6 (12.77%) Informatica
6 6 (12.77%) Splunk
7 5 (10.64%) Juniper
8 4 (8.51%) ArcSight
8 4 (8.51%) IBM
8 4 (8.51%) Sourcefire
9 3 (6.38%) Citrix
9 3 (6.38%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.38%) Rapid7
10 2 (4.26%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.26%) HP
10 2 (4.26%) Intel Security
11 1 (2.13%) Qualys