The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 592 543 577
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +34
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 11 9 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.019% 0.025%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.15% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 10
Average daily rate £418 £475 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.10% +69.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £303 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £530 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate - £406 £200
% change year-on-year
- +103.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7353 7384 9261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.79% 15.20% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3863 3656 4316
Average daily rate £360 £348 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.59% -4.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 588 622
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%

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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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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 28 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 16 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -38 8 £418 -12.10% 9
London -33 7 £418 -16.50% 4
City of London -9 3 £430 -14.00% 1
Berkshire -8 1 - - 1
South East -16 1 - - 2
Reading - 1 - - 1
Slough - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Wareham - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - - 2
Suffolk - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - - 1
East of England - - - - 1
North West - - - - 2
Preston - - - - 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 10 (50.00%) Cisco
3 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 9 (45.00%) BGP
3 9 (45.00%) Wireshark
4 8 (40.00%) IPsec
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (40.00%) WAN
4 8 (40.00%) CCNP
5 7 (35.00%) VoIP
5 7 (35.00%) SSL
5 7 (35.00%) HTTP
5 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
5 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
5 7 (35.00%) Perl
5 7 (35.00%) UNIX
5 7 (35.00%) Linux
5 7 (35.00%) HSRP
5 7 (35.00%) Multicast
6 6 (30.00%) Java
6 6 (30.00%) MPLS
6 6 (30.00%) OSPF
6 6 (30.00%) Juniper
6 6 (30.00%) Finance
6 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 6 (30.00%) Degree
7 5 (25.00%) SecurID
7 5 (25.00%) e-Health
7 5 (25.00%) Change Management
7 5 (25.00%) TACACS

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, 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 3 (15.00%) Apache
1 3 (15.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (5.00%) CMS
3 1 (5.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.00%) SaaS
2 2 (10.00%) PaaS
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) Wireshark
2 9 (45.00%) BGP
2 9 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 8 (40.00%) WAN
3 8 (40.00%) IPsec
4 7 (35.00%) EIGRP
4 7 (35.00%) HTTP
4 7 (35.00%) VoIP
4 7 (35.00%) SSL
4 7 (35.00%) HSRP
4 7 (35.00%) Multicast
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) OSPF
5 6 (30.00%) Network Security
6 5 (25.00%) LAN
6 5 (25.00%) RIP
6 5 (25.00%) TACACS
7 4 (20.00%) DMZ
7 4 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) RDBMS
1 3 (15.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (15.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (10.00%) Metasploit
3 1 (5.00%) Firebug
3 1 (5.00%) Fiddler
General
1 6 (30.00%) Finance
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.00%) Retail
4 1 (5.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Analyst
1 6 (30.00%) Network Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Network Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 5 (25.00%) Voice Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) IT Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Data Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) IP Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Sales Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) OAuth
1 3 (15.00%) OpenID
1 3 (15.00%) Web Services
1 3 (15.00%) Android SDK
2 2 (10.00%) XML
2 2 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (10.00%) REST
2 2 (10.00%) HATEOAS
2 2 (10.00%) .NET
2 2 (10.00%) SOAP
3 1 (5.00%) HTML
3 1 (5.00%) CSS
3 1 (5.00%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) e-Health
1 5 (25.00%) SecurID
2 4 (20.00%) Mathematics
3 2 (10.00%) NHS
4 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.00%) Social Media
4 1 (5.00%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 7 (35.00%) UNIX
1 7 (35.00%) Linux
2 3 (15.00%) Android
2 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (10.00%) Windows
4 1 (5.00%) Solaris
4 1 (5.00%) FreeBSD
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Project Management
1 5 (25.00%) Change Management
2 4 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (20.00%) Low Latency
3 3 (15.00%) Build Automation
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Migration
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Unit Testing
4 2 (10.00%) SOA
4 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 2 (10.00%) OO
4 2 (10.00%) GAP Analysis
4 2 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (5.00%) Data Security
5 1 (5.00%) E-Commerce
5 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 7 (35.00%) Perl
2 6 (30.00%) Java
3 5 (25.00%) C
3 5 (25.00%) Python
4 3 (15.00%) Shell Script
4 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) SQL
5 2 (10.00%) Ruby
6 1 (5.00%) Groovy
6 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 1 (5.00%) PHP
6 1 (5.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) CCNP
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (15.00%) CCNA
4 1 (5.00%) CISSP
4 1 (5.00%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Snort
1 2 (10.00%) Nmap
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) CiscoWorks
1 5 (25.00%) Puppet
1 5 (25.00%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (15.00%) Vagrant
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) Nessus
3 2 (10.00%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
3 6 (30.00%) Juniper
4 5 (25.00%) CA
4 5 (25.00%) F5
5 4 (20.00%) Google
6 3 (15.00%) Akamai
6 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) JBoss
7 2 (10.00%) WSO2
8 1 (5.00%) Splunk
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) Microsoft