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 29 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
tcpdump
Rank 616 635 606
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -29
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 30 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.018% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.12% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 8
Median daily rate £393 £325 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.76% -17.72%
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +15.38%
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
8519 8251 7146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.87% 14.73% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5166 4605 3901
Median daily rate £390 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 478 403
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.10 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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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 29 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 21 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 29 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 +31 29 £393 +20.76% 5
South East +8 11 £411 -21.66% 1
London +14 10 £393 +20.76% 3
Hampshire +9 10 £398 -24.28%
Dorset - 5 £393 -
South West - 5 £393 - 1
Croydon - 5 £393 -
Bournemouth - 5 £393 -
North West - 2 £475 -
Farnborough +4 1 £335 -
Leatherhead - 1 £603 -
Worcester - 1 £430 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £475 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £603 - 1
City of London - 1 £500 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 £430 -
West Midlands - 1 £430 -
Glasgow - 1 £343 -
Scotland - 1 £343 -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 (63.04%) Linux
2 28 (60.87%) Firewall
3 27 (58.70%) Wireshark
4 21 (45.65%) Perl
4 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
5 20 (43.48%) F5
6 19 (41.30%) Unix
7 18 (39.13%) Java
7 18 (39.13%) ITIL
7 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
8 16 (34.78%) VPN
8 16 (34.78%) Network Security
9 15 (32.61%) Oracle
10 14 (30.43%) Windows
10 14 (30.43%) LDAP
10 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
10 14 (30.43%) Finance
11 13 (28.26%) HTTP
11 13 (28.26%) JBoss
12 12 (26.09%) Cisco
12 12 (26.09%) FTP
12 12 (26.09%) NetApp
12 12 (26.09%) VMware
12 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
12 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
12 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 12 (26.09%) Puppet
13 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
14 10 (21.74%) Samba
14 10 (21.74%) IPsec

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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 13 (28.26%) JBoss
2 10 (21.74%) MQSeries
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) Firewall
2 27 (58.70%) Wireshark
3 18 (39.13%) TCP/IP
4 16 (34.78%) Network Security
4 16 (34.78%) VPN
5 14 (30.43%) LDAP
6 13 (28.26%) HTTP
7 12 (26.09%) FTP
8 10 (21.74%) HTTPS
8 10 (21.74%) IPsec
8 10 (21.74%) NAS
9 8 (17.39%) SSL
10 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (13.04%) Intrusion Detection
11 6 (13.04%) LAN
11 6 (13.04%) WAN
12 4 (8.70%) BGP
12 4 (8.70%) MPLS
12 4 (8.70%) VLAN
13 3 (6.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
1 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 6 (13.04%) VoltDB
3 3 (6.52%) GIS
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Artifactory
1 7 (15.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 7 (15.22%) Gradle
1 7 (15.22%) Maven
1 7 (15.22%) TortoiseSVN
2 6 (13.04%) JMeter
3 2 (4.35%) Ant
3 2 (4.35%) GCC
3 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 14 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
2 2 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Analyst
2 7 (15.22%) Security Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Developer
3 6 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Developer
3 6 (13.04%) Senior Java Developer
4 5 (10.87%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (8.70%) Linux Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Incident Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Network Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Security Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Security Operations Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Incident Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Senior Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (21.74%) J2EE
2 7 (15.22%) Web Services
3 6 (13.04%) Java EE
4 4 (8.70%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (2.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (21.74%) iPad
2 7 (15.22%) Clustering
3 4 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (6.52%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 2 (4.35%) Equities
5 2 (4.35%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
6 1 (2.17%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.17%) Hedge funds
6 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.17%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 29 (63.04%) Linux
2 19 (41.30%) Unix
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (19.57%) AIX
6 2 (4.35%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (39.13%) ITIL
2 11 (23.91%) Load Balancing
3 9 (19.57%) Configuration Management
4 8 (17.39%) SIEM
5 7 (15.22%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (15.22%) ITSM
5 7 (15.22%) Release Management
6 6 (13.04%) DevOps
6 6 (13.04%) Network Packet Analysis
6 6 (13.04%) Performance Testing
7 5 (10.87%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (10.87%) Information Security
8 4 (8.70%) Network Design
8 4 (8.70%) Security Operations
9 3 (6.52%) Digital Forensics
9 3 (6.52%) Low Latency
9 3 (6.52%) Protective Monitoring
9 3 (6.52%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.52%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) Perl
2 18 (39.13%) Java
3 10 (21.74%) Python
3 10 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 4 (8.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.35%) PHP
5 2 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (26.09%) SC Cleared
1 12 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.70%) Degree
3 3 (6.52%) CFCE
3 3 (6.52%) EnCE
3 3 (6.52%) GCFA
3 3 (6.52%) GCFE
3 3 (6.52%) GIAC
4 2 (4.35%) CCIE
4 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.35%) RHCE
5 1 (2.17%) CCNP
5 1 (2.17%) CCSE
5 1 (2.17%) CEH
5 1 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (2.17%) GCIA
5 1 (2.17%) GCIH
5 1 (2.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 12 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (21.74%) Samba
3 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
4 5 (10.87%) Snort
5 2 (4.35%) NFS
5 2 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 12 (26.09%) Puppet
2 10 (21.74%) Nagios
3 3 (6.52%) EnCase
4 1 (2.17%) Nessus
Vendors
1 21 (45.65%) Red Hat
2 20 (43.48%) F5
3 15 (32.61%) Oracle
4 14 (30.43%) CheckPoint
5 12 (26.09%) Cisco
5 12 (26.09%) NetApp
5 12 (26.09%) VMware
6 7 (15.22%) Informatica
7 6 (13.04%) Juniper
7 6 (13.04%) Splunk
8 4 (8.70%) ArcSight
8 4 (8.70%) IBM
8 4 (8.70%) Intel Security
8 4 (8.70%) Sourcefire
9 3 (6.52%) Citrix
9 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
9 3 (6.52%) Rapid7
10 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
10 2 (4.35%) HP
11 1 (2.17%) Qualys