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 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 591 578 582
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +4
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 26 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.045% 0.023% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.32% 0.17% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 11
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£366 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.08% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £290 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £443 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £50.00
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
8244 7164 8815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.41% 13.60% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4569 3904 4038
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 410 686
Average hourly rate £24.18 £22.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.88% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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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 October 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 1 October 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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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 -4 26 £366 +22.08% 9
London +21 16 £475 +7.04%
South East -8 7 £410 - 6
Berkshire - 5 £370 - 1
City of London +33 4 £538 +21.12%
East of England -21 3 £338 +12.50%
Bedford +1 2 £344 +14.58%
Bedfordshire -13 2 £344 +14.58%
Hampshire -12 1 £450 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £450 - 3
Staines - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Bournemouth - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - - 1
Devon - - - - 1
Dorset - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Scotland - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - - 3

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 28 (65.12%) Wireshark
3 26 (60.47%) TCP/IP
4 21 (48.84%) Cisco
5 20 (46.51%) F5
6 18 (41.86%) DNS
6 18 (41.86%) WAN
7 16 (37.21%) .NET
7 16 (37.21%) CCNP
7 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (37.21%) BIG-IP
8 15 (34.88%) VPN
9 14 (32.56%) CheckPoint
9 14 (32.56%) IPsec
9 14 (32.56%) snoop
10 13 (30.23%) BGP
10 13 (30.23%) SSL
11 12 (27.91%) HTTP
11 12 (27.91%) Java
12 11 (25.58%) UNIX
12 11 (25.58%) Windows
12 11 (25.58%) ATM
12 11 (25.58%) SMTP
12 11 (25.58%) Finance
12 11 (25.58%) SSH
12 11 (25.58%) Ethereal
12 11 (25.58%) Degree
13 10 (23.26%) TACACS
14 9 (20.93%) OSPF
14 9 (20.93%) Migration

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 9 (20.93%) Apache
1 9 (20.93%) WebLogic
1 9 (20.93%) IIS
1 9 (20.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (4.65%) MS Office
1 2 (4.65%) MS Visio
2 1 (2.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (69.77%) Firewall
2 28 (65.12%) Wireshark
3 26 (60.47%) TCP/IP
4 18 (41.86%) DNS
4 18 (41.86%) WAN
5 16 (37.21%) BIG-IP
6 15 (34.88%) VPN
7 14 (32.56%) IPsec
7 14 (32.56%) snoop
8 13 (30.23%) BGP
8 13 (30.23%) SSL
9 12 (27.91%) HTTP
10 11 (25.58%) ATM
10 11 (25.58%) SMTP
10 11 (25.58%) SSH
10 11 (25.58%) Ethereal
11 10 (23.26%) TACACS
12 9 (20.93%) OSPF
12 9 (20.93%) LAN
12 9 (20.93%) Cisco ASA
Development Applications
1 4 (9.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 4 (9.30%) LoadRunner
General
1 11 (25.58%) Finance
2 6 (13.95%) Games
3 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
3 5 (11.63%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
4 2 (4.65%) Marketing
4 2 (4.65%) Electronics
4 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.65%) Publishing
5 1 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (2.33%) Legal
5 1 (2.33%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 19 (44.19%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
3 9 (20.93%) Network Security Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Security Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) Performance Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (9.30%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (9.30%) Network Consultant
7 4 (9.30%) Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Network Supervisor
8 2 (4.65%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (37.21%) .NET
2 4 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
2 4 (9.30%) WAP
3 1 (2.33%) SOAP
3 1 (2.33%) XML
3 1 (2.33%) OAuth
3 1 (2.33%) OpenID
3 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.33%) RESTful
3 1 (2.33%) JSON
3 1 (2.33%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (16.28%) Open Source
1 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.95%) Spread Betting
3 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
4 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
4 4 (9.30%) Mobile App
5 2 (4.65%) e-Health
5 2 (4.65%) SecurID
5 2 (4.65%) DTV
6 1 (2.33%) CESG
6 1 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
6 1 (2.33%) Derivative
6 1 (2.33%) PKI
6 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (25.58%) UNIX
1 11 (25.58%) Windows
2 4 (9.30%) Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (4.65%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Migration
1 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
1 9 (20.93%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (18.60%) Low Latency
3 6 (13.95%) Network Management
3 6 (13.95%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (13.95%) Load Balancing
4 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (9.30%) Fault Management
5 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
5 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
6 3 (6.98%) Release Management
7 2 (4.65%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (4.65%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Computer Forensics
7 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
7 2 (4.65%) Incident Management
7 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) Perl
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 7 (16.28%) C
4 6 (13.95%) SQL
5 5 (11.63%) C++
6 1 (2.33%) Python
6 1 (2.33%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 16 (37.21%) CCNP
1 16 (37.21%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (25.58%) Degree
3 8 (18.60%) CCSP
4 7 (16.28%) CCSA
4 7 (16.28%) CCSE
5 6 (13.95%) CCIE
6 4 (9.30%) CISSP
6 4 (9.30%) CCNA
7 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
7 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (4.65%) CCDP
8 2 (4.65%) ISEB
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.33%) GIAC
9 1 (2.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.30%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 7 (16.28%) Snort
2 4 (9.30%) Nmap
3 2 (4.65%) ProxySG
4 1 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (9.30%) Nessus
1 4 (9.30%) Netcool
1 4 (9.30%) OpenView
1 4 (9.30%) CiscoWorks
2 2 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 21 (48.84%) Cisco
2 20 (46.51%) F5
3 14 (32.56%) CheckPoint
4 9 (20.93%) Oracle
5 6 (13.95%) HP
5 6 (13.95%) Juniper
6 4 (9.30%) Crossbeam
6 4 (9.30%) Radware
6 4 (9.30%) Nortel
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.65%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.65%) NetQoS
8 2 (4.65%) VMware
8 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.65%) SAP
8 2 (4.65%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.65%) CA
9 1 (2.33%) Splunk
9 1 (2.33%) WSO2