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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 577 563 554
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -9
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 15 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.014% 0.014%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.10% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 4
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£375 - £348
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 - £336
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 - £359
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 - £348
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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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
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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 -20 15 £375 - 9
London +18 10 £425 - 3
City of London +6 4 £463 - 2
South East -27 4 £375 -
Berkshire - 3 £315 -
Hampshire -19 1 £450 -
East of England - 1 £200 - 2
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Wareham - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Romsey - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Bedford - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 2
South Wales - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 27 (65.85%) Wireshark
2 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 26 (63.41%) Firewall
3 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (51.22%) CheckPoint
5 19 (46.34%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (43.90%) F5
7 17 (41.46%) CCSP
7 17 (41.46%) Windows
8 16 (39.02%) CCNP
8 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
8 16 (39.02%) CCSA
8 16 (39.02%) CCSE
8 16 (39.02%) Network Security
9 15 (36.59%) DNS
10 13 (31.71%) UNIX
10 13 (31.71%) Finance
10 13 (31.71%) TACACS
10 13 (31.71%) Cisco PIX
11 12 (29.27%) Load Balancing
12 11 (26.83%) BGP
12 11 (26.83%) VPN
12 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
13 10 (24.39%) Low Latency
13 10 (24.39%) Degree
13 10 (24.39%) Multicast
13 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
14 9 (21.95%) .NET
14 9 (21.95%) WAN
14 9 (21.95%) OSPF

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (2.44%) WebLogic
1 1 (2.44%) IIS
1 1 (2.44%) Apache
1 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.44%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) Wireshark
2 26 (63.41%) Firewall
3 19 (46.34%) Cisco ASA
4 16 (39.02%) Network Security
4 16 (39.02%) TCP/IP
5 15 (36.59%) DNS
6 13 (31.71%) TACACS
6 13 (31.71%) Cisco PIX
7 11 (26.83%) BGP
7 11 (26.83%) VPN
8 10 (24.39%) Ethernet
8 10 (24.39%) Multicast
9 9 (21.95%) WAN
9 9 (21.95%) OSPF
10 8 (19.51%) LAN
10 8 (19.51%) HSRP
10 8 (19.51%) BIG-IP
11 7 (17.07%) Nortel Alteon
11 7 (17.07%) snoop
11 7 (17.07%) Cisco Nexus
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (9.76%) LoadRunner
General
1 13 (31.71%) Finance
2 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 7 (17.07%) Investment Banking
3 6 (14.63%) Games
4 3 (7.32%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.88%) Financial Institution
6 1 (2.44%) Electronics
6 1 (2.44%) Legal
6 1 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 1 (2.44%) Publishing
6 1 (2.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (56.10%) Network Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Network Security Engineer
2 12 (29.27%) Security Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Test Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Performance Analyst
4 6 (14.63%) Data Network Engineer
5 5 (12.20%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Project Manager
6 2 (4.88%) Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Performance Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Performance Tester
6 2 (4.88%) Senior Test Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Network Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Consultant
6 2 (4.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) .NET
2 7 (17.07%) WAP
3 6 (14.63%) FIX Protocol
4 2 (4.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.51%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (17.07%) Mobile App
3 6 (14.63%) Open Source
3 6 (14.63%) Spread Betting
4 5 (12.20%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.76%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.88%) Equities
6 2 (4.88%) Hedge funds
6 2 (4.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 2 (4.88%) e-Health
6 2 (4.88%) SecurID
7 1 (2.44%) PKI
7 1 (2.44%) Derivative
7 1 (2.44%) DTV
7 1 (2.44%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.44%) CESG
7 1 (2.44%) Credit Derivative
Operating Systems
1 17 (41.46%) Windows
2 13 (31.71%) UNIX
3 6 (14.63%) Windows 2000
4 4 (9.76%) Linux
5 2 (4.88%) Solaris
5 2 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (29.27%) Load Balancing
2 11 (26.83%) Performance Tuning
3 10 (24.39%) Low Latency
4 9 (21.95%) Network Management
5 8 (19.51%) Performance Testing
6 7 (17.07%) Fault Management
7 6 (14.63%) Network Architecture
7 6 (14.63%) Performance Analysis
8 5 (12.20%) Problem Management
8 5 (12.20%) Release Management
8 5 (12.20%) Change Management
8 5 (12.20%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (9.76%) Requirements Analysis
9 4 (9.76%) Change Control
10 3 (7.32%) Ultra-Low Latency
10 3 (7.32%) Migration
11 2 (4.88%) ITIL
11 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2
11 2 (4.88%) OO
11 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.51%) C#
2 7 (17.07%) SQL
3 6 (14.63%) Shell Script
3 6 (14.63%) Java
3 6 (14.63%) Perl
4 5 (12.20%) C++
5 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.44%) C
Qualifications
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (41.46%) CCSP
3 16 (39.02%) CCNP
3 16 (39.02%) CCSA
3 16 (39.02%) CCSE
4 10 (24.39%) Degree
5 7 (17.07%) CCNA
6 6 (14.63%) CCIE
7 4 (9.76%) CISSP
8 2 (4.88%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.88%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.88%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.88%) CCDP
8 2 (4.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.44%) GIAC
9 1 (2.44%) ISEB
9 1 (2.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (2.44%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.20%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 8 (19.51%) Snort
2 4 (9.76%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) OpenView
1 7 (17.07%) Netcool
2 4 (9.76%) Nessus
2 4 (9.76%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (4.88%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 26 (63.41%) Cisco
2 21 (51.22%) CheckPoint
3 18 (43.90%) F5
4 8 (19.51%) HP
5 7 (17.07%) Nortel
5 7 (17.07%) Crossbeam
5 7 (17.07%) Radware
6 4 (9.76%) Juniper
7 3 (7.32%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.88%) CA
8 2 (4.88%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.88%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.44%) Oracle
9 1 (2.44%) SAP