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 1 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 594 587 551
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -36
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 14 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.025% 0.030% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.18% 0.22% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 4
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£325 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.45% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £272 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £415 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £325 £575
% change year-on-year
-4.61% -43.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
8000 7309 7055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.29% 13.58% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 3952 3587
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 387 527
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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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 1 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 1 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 -18 13 £325 - 9
London -5 6 £325 -17.72% 7
South East -13 5 £310 - 1
Hampshire - 3 £310 -
Berkshire -1 2 £220 -
South West -1 2 £338 +3.84%
City of London - 2 - - 3
Southampton - 2 £310 -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £325 -
Cheltenham -5 1 £325 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
Farnborough - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £350 -
Swindon - 1 £350 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 10 (47.62%) SSL
2 10 (47.62%) VPN
3 9 (42.86%) Cisco
3 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) Windows
4 8 (38.10%) Linux
4 8 (38.10%) Juniper
5 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 7 (33.33%) LAN
5 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 7 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (28.57%) SIEM
6 6 (28.57%) IPsec
6 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 6 (28.57%) Snort
6 6 (28.57%) HTTP
7 5 (23.81%) LDAP
7 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
7 5 (23.81%) Network Security
7 5 (23.81%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) Change Control
7 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (23.81%) F5
8 4 (19.05%) Open Source
8 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
8 4 (19.05%) MPLS
8 4 (19.05%) Management Information System

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (9.52%) JBoss
1 2 (9.52%) Apache
1 2 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.76%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 10 (47.62%) VPN
2 10 (47.62%) SSL
3 9 (42.86%) WAN
4 7 (33.33%) LAN
4 7 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (28.57%) IPsec
5 6 (28.57%) HTTP
6 5 (23.81%) LDAP
6 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 5 (23.81%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (23.81%) Network Security
6 5 (23.81%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (19.05%) MPLS
7 4 (19.05%) SMTP
7 4 (19.05%) DNS
7 4 (19.05%) SAN
8 3 (14.29%) Internet
8 3 (14.29%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.76%) JMeter
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Investment Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Financial Institution
2 1 (4.76%) Electronics
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Network Consultant
3 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
5 1 (4.76%) Network Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Test Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Network Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Lead Tester
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Security Consultant
5 1 (4.76%) Test Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (14.29%) CESG
2 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (9.52%) e-Health
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Cryptography
4 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
1 8 (38.10%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Solaris
3 2 (9.52%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (28.57%) SIEM
3 5 (23.81%) Change Control
4 4 (19.05%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
4 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 3 (14.29%) Incident Management
5 3 (14.29%) ITIL
5 3 (14.29%) Computer Forensics
6 2 (9.52%) Network Design
6 2 (9.52%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.52%) Test Strategy
6 2 (9.52%) Network Architecture
6 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (9.52%) Information Security
6 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (4.76%) Technical Analysis
7 1 (4.76%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Perl
1 4 (19.05%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 2 (9.52%) Java
4 1 (4.76%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) Ruby
4 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 6 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) CCNP
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Degree
5 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 2 (9.52%) MCSE
6 1 (4.76%) CCIE
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Snort
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
3 1 (4.76%) Samba
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.76%) iptables
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) Puppet
2 2 (9.52%) HAProxy
3 1 (4.76%) Opsview
3 1 (4.76%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (4.76%) MOM
3 1 (4.76%) Netcool
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
3 1 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Cisco
2 8 (38.10%) Juniper
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) F5
5 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
6 3 (14.29%) Sourcefire
6 3 (14.29%) ArcSight
6 3 (14.29%) NetQoS
7 2 (9.52%) IronPort
7 2 (9.52%) Websense
7 2 (9.52%) Nokia
7 2 (9.52%) Blue Coat
8 1 (4.76%) VMware
8 1 (4.76%) Fortinet
8 1 (4.76%) Splunk
8 1 (4.76%) McAfee
8 1 (4.76%) CA
8 1 (4.76%) HP
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
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