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 4 September 2015 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
tcpdump
Rank 610 586 581
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -5
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 23 24 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.043% 0.012%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.29% 0.29% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 14 4
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£350 £363 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +20.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £290 £283
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £550 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £344 £300
% change year-on-year
- +14.58%
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
8062 8177 7057
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 14.64% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4616 4454 3809
Average daily rate £375 £363 £352
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 456 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

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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 4 September 2015.

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 16 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 4 September 2015. 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 -5 23 £350 -3.44% 36
South East -16 15 £338 - 28
West Sussex - 7 £344 - 3
Crawley - 6 £338 -
London -3 5 £500 +19.40% 4
Milton Keynes -5 4 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -9 4 £350 - 4
Hampshire +1 3 £290 - 8
Southampton - 3 £290 - 1
South West - 3 £350 - 4
City of London +6 2 - -
Swindon - 2 £350 -
Wiltshire - 2 £350 -
Berkshire -6 1 - - 3
Cheltenham - 1 £325 - 2
Gloucestershire - 1 £325 - 2

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 25 (71.43%) Cisco
1 25 (71.43%) Wireshark
2 20 (57.14%) WAN
3 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (54.29%) VPN
4 18 (51.43%) Juniper
5 17 (48.57%) LAN
6 16 (45.71%) IPsec
7 15 (42.86%) Firewall
8 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
8 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (37.14%) SMTP
9 13 (37.14%) FTP
9 13 (37.14%) Linux
10 11 (31.43%) SSL
10 11 (31.43%) Wireless
10 11 (31.43%) Spanning Tree
11 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
11 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
11 9 (25.71%) DNS
11 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (22.86%) CCNP
12 8 (22.86%) OSPF
12 8 (22.86%) ITIL
12 8 (22.86%) HTTP
12 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
12 8 (22.86%) VoIP
12 8 (22.86%) Snort
12 8 (22.86%) HSRP
13 7 (20.00%) SIEM

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 2 (5.71%) JBoss
1 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.86%) MS Visio
1 1 (2.86%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 25 (71.43%) Wireshark
2 20 (57.14%) WAN
3 19 (54.29%) TCP/IP
3 19 (54.29%) VPN
4 17 (48.57%) LAN
5 16 (45.71%) IPsec
6 15 (42.86%) Firewall
7 14 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (37.14%) SMTP
8 13 (37.14%) FTP
9 11 (31.43%) SSL
9 11 (31.43%) Wireless
9 11 (31.43%) Spanning Tree
10 9 (25.71%) DNS
11 8 (22.86%) HTTP
11 8 (22.86%) Ethernet
11 8 (22.86%) VoIP
11 8 (22.86%) OSPF
11 8 (22.86%) HSRP
12 7 (20.00%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (8.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.86%) JMeter
General
1 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 5 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (5.71%) Banking
2 2 (5.71%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 21 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (11.43%) Analyst
2 4 (11.43%) Firewall Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
3 3 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (5.71%) Administrator
4 2 (5.71%) Network Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Consultant
4 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.86%) Support Specialist
5 1 (2.86%) Tester
5 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Network Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (2.86%) Security Analyst
5 1 (2.86%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.86%) HTML
2 1 (2.86%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.86%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) e-Health
2 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 3 (8.57%) Clustering
3 3 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.71%) PKI
4 2 (5.71%) CESG
5 1 (2.86%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 13 (37.14%) Linux
2 6 (17.14%) Windows
3 3 (8.57%) UNIX
4 2 (5.71%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
2 7 (20.00%) SIEM
2 7 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (17.14%) Change Control
3 6 (17.14%) Network Design
3 6 (17.14%) Incident Management
3 6 (17.14%) Load Balancing
4 5 (14.29%) Open Source
5 4 (11.43%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.43%) WAN Optimisation
5 4 (11.43%) Protective Monitoring
5 4 (11.43%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (11.43%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
6 3 (8.57%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 2 (5.71%) Network Management
7 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
7 2 (5.71%) Network Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Penetration Testing
7 2 (5.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) C
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
3 2 (5.71%) Java
4 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.86%) SQL
4 1 (2.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (25.71%) SC Cleared
1 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.86%) CCNP
3 7 (20.00%) CCNA
4 6 (17.14%) CCENT
4 6 (17.14%) CCSE
5 5 (14.29%) DV Cleared
6 3 (8.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (8.57%) JNCIA
6 3 (8.57%) MCSE
6 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (5.71%) Degree
8 1 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.86%) CCIE
8 1 (2.86%) CISSP
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Snort
2 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (8.57%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) CiscoWorks
1 3 (8.57%) Cacti
1 3 (8.57%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (5.71%) HAProxy
2 2 (5.71%) Puppet
3 1 (2.86%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.86%) Netcool
Vendors
1 25 (71.43%) Cisco
2 18 (51.43%) Juniper
3 14 (40.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (20.00%) F5
5 6 (17.14%) Sourcefire
6 5 (14.29%) VMware
6 5 (14.29%) Aruba
7 4 (11.43%) Websense
7 4 (11.43%) NetQoS
7 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
7 4 (11.43%) IronPort
7 4 (11.43%) IBM
7 4 (11.43%) Nokia
8 3 (8.57%) CA
8 3 (8.57%) Qualys
8 3 (8.57%) SolarWinds
8 3 (8.57%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.86%) McAfee
9 1 (2.86%) Red Hat