The table below looks at the statistics for TCP/IP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 19 January 2017 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 85 96 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -19
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 40 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.66% 0.92% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.31% 8.37% 9.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 11
Median daily rate £400 £195 £267
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+105.12% -26.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 5
Median hourly rate £10.50 £22.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.33% +12.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% -15.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
325 263 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.49% 10.97% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 128 147
Median daily rate £375 £336 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.52% +3.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
- +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 41
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

TCP/IP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017.

TCP/IP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 January 2017. 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 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
Shropshire +22 10 £363 -3.33% 1
Solihull - 7 £563 -
Coventry -14 6 £450 - 2
Warwickshire - 6 £388 - 2
Birmingham -10 5 £450 +130.76% 8
Worcestershire +3 2 £225 -22.41% 2
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 39 (53.42%) Linux
2 35 (47.95%) HTTP
3 30 (41.10%) Windows
4 26 (35.62%) DNS
5 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
6 24 (32.88%) Git (software)
6 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (31.51%) Unix
7 23 (31.51%) SSL
7 23 (31.51%) DevOps
8 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
9 20 (27.40%) Firewall
10 19 (26.03%) Configuration Management
10 19 (26.03%) Python
10 19 (26.03%) Puppet
10 19 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
10 19 (26.03%) Ansible
11 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
11 18 (24.66%) Subversion
11 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (23.29%) Open Source
13 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
13 16 (21.92%) WAN
14 15 (20.55%) LAN
14 15 (20.55%) Ruby
15 14 (19.18%) MongoDB
16 13 (17.81%) Selenium
16 13 (17.81%) Cisco
16 13 (17.81%) Java
16 13 (17.81%) Intel Security

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 9 (12.33%) Apache
2 8 (10.96%) nginx
3 7 (9.59%) JBoss
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle Application Server
3 7 (9.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 7 (9.59%) WebLogic
4 6 (8.22%) IIS
5 5 (6.85%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.85%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.11%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (4.11%) MindAlign
7 2 (2.74%) CMS
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.74%) TPMS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.74%) MS Office
3 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.07%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) GitHub
2 5 (6.85%) Google Analytics
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon S3
3 3 (4.11%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (4.11%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (4.11%) Route 53
3 3 (4.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.37%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (47.95%) HTTP
2 26 (35.62%) DNS
3 23 (31.51%) SSL
4 20 (27.40%) Firewall
5 16 (21.92%) WAN
6 15 (20.55%) LAN
7 11 (15.07%) Network Security
8 10 (13.70%) VPN
9 8 (10.96%) LDAP
10 7 (9.59%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (9.59%) DHCP
11 6 (8.22%) Internet
11 6 (8.22%) Wireless
12 5 (6.85%) Ethernet
13 4 (5.48%) BGP
13 4 (5.48%) OSPF
13 4 (5.48%) SMTP
14 3 (4.11%) MPLS
14 3 (4.11%) S/MIME
14 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (19.18%) MongoDB
2 12 (16.44%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (13.70%) MySQL
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (9.59%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database 10g
5 6 (8.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (8.22%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.85%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.11%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.37%) Big Data
8 1 (1.37%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Jenkins
2 24 (32.88%) Git (software)
3 18 (24.66%) Subversion
4 13 (17.81%) Selenium
5 8 (10.96%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (10.96%) ClearCase
5 8 (10.96%) ClearQuest
5 8 (10.96%) JUnit
5 8 (10.96%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (6.85%) Ant
6 5 (6.85%) Cucumber
6 5 (6.85%) Gatling
6 5 (6.85%) Grunt
6 5 (6.85%) gulp
6 5 (6.85%) IntelliJ
6 5 (6.85%) Karma Test Runner
6 5 (6.85%) Sublime Text
7 2 (2.74%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
2 2 (2.74%) Legal
2 2 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.37%) Electronics
3 1 (1.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 10 (13.70%) Security Analyst
3 6 (8.22%) Developer
3 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
3 6 (8.22%) Support Analyst
4 5 (6.85%) DevOps Specialist
4 5 (6.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (6.85%) Scala Developer
4 5 (6.85%) Senior DevOps
5 4 (5.48%) Consultant
5 4 (5.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Information Security Specialist
5 4 (5.48%) Information Specialist
5 4 (5.48%) Security Specialist
6 3 (4.11%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.11%) Oracle Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) Software Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) SQL Support Analyst
6 3 (4.11%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.70%) Web Services
2 7 (9.59%) SAML
3 5 (6.85%) 802.1X
3 5 (6.85%) AngularJS
3 5 (6.85%) Gherkin
3 5 (6.85%) jQuery
3 5 (6.85%) Node.js
3 5 (6.85%) Servlets
4 3 (4.11%) ELK Stack
4 3 (4.11%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (4.11%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (4.11%) Sensu
5 1 (1.37%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.37%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.48%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.11%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.11%) PKI
4 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.74%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.74%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.74%) User Experience
5 1 (1.37%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.37%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.37%) NHS
5 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 39 (53.42%) Linux
2 30 (41.10%) Windows
3 23 (31.51%) Unix
4 13 (17.81%) Windows Server
5 9 (12.33%) Apple iOS
6 8 (10.96%) AIX
7 6 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.85%) Ubuntu
9 4 (5.48%) Solaris
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.74%) CentOS
10 2 (2.74%) SUSE
10 2 (2.74%) VxWorks
10 2 (2.74%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.74%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (31.51%) DevOps
3 19 (26.03%) Configuration Management
4 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (24.66%) Cybersecurity
5 17 (23.29%) Open Source
6 12 (16.44%) SIEM
7 9 (12.33%) Continuous Delivery
8 8 (10.96%) Web Operations
9 7 (9.59%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (8.22%) Business Intelligence
10 6 (8.22%) Information Security
10 6 (8.22%) ITIL
10 6 (8.22%) Use Case
11 5 (6.85%) Analytics
11 5 (6.85%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.85%) Target Operating Model
12 4 (5.48%) Malware Detection/Protection
12 4 (5.48%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 4 (5.48%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 19 (26.03%) Python
2 15 (20.55%) Ruby
3 13 (17.81%) Java
4 10 (13.70%) PHP
5 8 (10.96%) Perl
6 7 (9.59%) SQL
7 5 (6.85%) C#
7 5 (6.85%) Groovy
7 5 (6.85%) Haskell
7 5 (6.85%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.85%) Scala
8 4 (5.48%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.48%) C
8 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.37%) C++
9 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (28.77%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.92%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.22%) CCNA
4 6 (8.22%) Degree
5 4 (5.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.11%) CCNP
7 2 (2.74%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) MCSE
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.37%) CCIE
8 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.37%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.37%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.37%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.37%) MCITP
8 1 (1.37%) MCSA
8 1 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.48%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.37%) GPG13
2 1 (1.37%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.11%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.11%) Sendmail
2 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) NFS
3 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.37%) vSphere
3 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) Ansible
1 19 (26.03%) Opscode Chef
1 19 (26.03%) Puppet
2 11 (15.07%) Salt
3 8 (10.96%) Kibana
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle Identity Management
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (6.85%) Grafana
6 4 (5.48%) Nexpose
7 3 (4.11%) collectd
7 3 (4.11%) logstash
7 3 (4.11%) StatsD
7 3 (4.11%) Terraform
8 2 (2.74%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (2.74%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (1.37%) ArcSight ESM
Vendors
1 13 (17.81%) Cisco
1 13 (17.81%) Intel Security
2 11 (15.07%) Rackspace
3 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
4 8 (10.96%) Oracle
5 6 (8.22%) ArcSight
5 6 (8.22%) Juniper
5 6 (8.22%) VMware
6 5 (6.85%) F5
6 5 (6.85%) Google
7 4 (5.48%) Blue Coat
7 4 (5.48%) FireEye
7 4 (5.48%) GFI Software
7 4 (5.48%) LogRhythm
7 4 (5.48%) Rapid7
7 4 (5.48%) Sourcefire
7 4 (5.48%) Symantec
7 4 (5.48%) TippingPoint
8 3 (4.11%) Citrix
8 3 (4.11%) Palo Alto
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