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 31 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
tcpdump
Rank 587 576 562
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -14
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 25 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.021% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.16% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 5 6
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£401 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £445 £712
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -25.00%
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
8372 7057 8267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4773 3891 3941
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.54% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 459 467 595
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.94 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% +7.14%

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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 31 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 31 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 -21 25 £401 +14.50% 13
London +20 17 £475 +7.04% 4
South East -19 6 £375 - 1
City of London +21 5 £488 +9.85% 1
Berkshire - 5 £373 -
East of England - 2 £269 -
Hampshire -25 1 £450 - 1
Southampton - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -
Bedford - 1 £338 -
Bournemouth - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - - 4
Chertsey - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Gloucester - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 5
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Romsey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
Farnborough - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Wareham - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 24 (55.81%) Cisco
4 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
5 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (46.51%) F5
6 18 (41.86%) DNS
6 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
7 17 (39.53%) CCNP
8 16 (37.21%) VPN
8 16 (37.21%) WAN
9 14 (32.56%) Windows
9 14 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
10 13 (30.23%) BIG-IP
10 13 (30.23%) .NET
10 13 (30.23%) BGP
11 12 (27.91%) UNIX
11 12 (27.91%) CCSP
11 12 (27.91%) Network Security
11 12 (27.91%) snoop
12 11 (25.58%) TACACS
12 11 (25.58%) IPsec
12 11 (25.58%) Finance
12 11 (25.58%) CCSA
12 11 (25.58%) CCSE
13 10 (23.26%) SSL
13 10 (23.26%) LAN
13 10 (23.26%) Cisco PIX
13 10 (23.26%) Degree
14 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (13.95%) WebLogic
1 6 (13.95%) IIS
1 6 (13.95%) Apache
1 6 (13.95%) 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 23 (53.49%) TCP/IP
4 18 (41.86%) DNS
5 16 (37.21%) VPN
5 16 (37.21%) WAN
6 14 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (30.23%) BIG-IP
7 13 (30.23%) BGP
8 12 (27.91%) Network Security
8 12 (27.91%) snoop
9 11 (25.58%) TACACS
9 11 (25.58%) IPsec
10 10 (23.26%) LAN
10 10 (23.26%) SSL
10 10 (23.26%) Cisco PIX
11 9 (20.93%) OSPF
11 9 (20.93%) HTTP
12 8 (18.60%) ATM
12 8 (18.60%) SMTP
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%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Investment Banking
4 3 (6.98%) Telecoms
5 2 (4.65%) Electronics
5 2 (4.65%) Manufacturing
5 2 (4.65%) Publishing
5 2 (4.65%) Marketing
6 1 (2.33%) Norwegian Language
6 1 (2.33%) Retail
6 1 (2.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Network Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Network Security Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Analyst
2 10 (23.26%) Security Engineer
3 7 (16.28%) Test Analyst
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Performance Test Analyst
5 5 (11.63%) Data Network Engineer
6 4 (9.30%) Network Consultant
6 4 (9.30%) Consultant
7 3 (6.98%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Network Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Project Manager
8 2 (4.65%) Tester
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Performance Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Performance Test Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Network Supervisor
8 2 (4.65%) Security Consultant
8 2 (4.65%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) .NET
2 5 (11.63%) WAP
3 4 (9.30%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (2.33%) WCF
4 1 (2.33%) OAuth
4 1 (2.33%) RESTful
4 1 (2.33%) OpenID
4 1 (2.33%) CSS
4 1 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (2.33%) XML
4 1 (2.33%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Open Source
2 7 (16.28%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (13.95%) Spread Betting
4 5 (11.63%) Mobile App
4 5 (11.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (9.30%) Computer Science
6 2 (4.65%) DTV
6 2 (4.65%) e-Health
6 2 (4.65%) SecurID
7 1 (2.33%) PKI
7 1 (2.33%) Derivative
7 1 (2.33%) Fixed Income
7 1 (2.33%) CESG
7 1 (2.33%) Credit Derivative
7 1 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (32.56%) Windows
2 12 (27.91%) UNIX
3 3 (6.98%) Windows 2000
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.93%) Load Balancing
1 9 (20.93%) Performance Testing
1 9 (20.93%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (18.60%) Low Latency
3 7 (16.28%) Network Management
3 7 (16.28%) Migration
4 6 (13.95%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (11.63%) Fault Management
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.98%) Release Management
7 3 (6.98%) ITIL
7 3 (6.98%) Network Architecture
7 3 (6.98%) Mentoring
8 2 (4.65%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.93%) Java
2 8 (18.60%) C#
3 6 (13.95%) SQL
4 5 (11.63%) C++
4 5 (11.63%) Perl
5 4 (9.30%) C
6 3 (6.98%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (46.51%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (39.53%) CCNP
3 12 (27.91%) CCSP
4 11 (25.58%) CCSA
4 11 (25.58%) CCSE
5 10 (23.26%) Degree
6 6 (13.95%) CCIE
7 5 (11.63%) CCNA
8 4 (9.30%) CISSP
9 3 (6.98%) SC Cleared
9 3 (6.98%) Security Cleared
10 2 (4.65%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 2 (4.65%) DV Cleared
10 2 (4.65%) CCDP
10 2 (4.65%) ISEB
10 2 (4.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (2.33%) GIAC
11 1 (2.33%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) SLA
2 2 (4.65%) QA
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) Snort
2 4 (9.30%) Nmap
3 2 (4.65%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (11.63%) Netcool
1 5 (11.63%) OpenView
2 4 (9.30%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (9.30%) Nessus
3 2 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.33%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Cisco
2 20 (46.51%) F5
3 18 (41.86%) CheckPoint
4 7 (16.28%) HP
4 7 (16.28%) Juniper
5 6 (13.95%) Oracle
6 5 (11.63%) Nortel
6 5 (11.63%) Radware
6 5 (11.63%) Crossbeam
7 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.65%) SAP
8 2 (4.65%) CA
8 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
8 2 (4.65%) Sourcefire
8 2 (4.65%) NetQoS
9 1 (2.33%) Google
9 1 (2.33%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.33%) WSO2
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