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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 87 79 61
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 29 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.25% 1.58% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 11.14% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 9 9
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £161 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £304 £292
UK excluding London average daily rate £339 £324 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.43% +17.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 11
Average hourly rate £21.50 £13.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+59.25% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.80 £10.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £20.00 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £14.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+22.03% -22.36%
TCP/IP
England

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
284 332 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.27% 14.19% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 153 126
Average daily rate £320 £320 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £164 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 35 40
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.00 £26.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 6 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 6 July 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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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
Birmingham -5 16 £330 +73.68% 5
Worcestershire +8 4 - - 5
Shropshire -3 4 £285 +63.44% 1
Warwickshire -3 2 - - 1
Coventry +7 1 - - 4
Staffordshire -6 1 £130 - 7
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 32 (49.23%) Firewall
3 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
3 24 (36.92%) Cisco
4 23 (35.38%) Linux
5 20 (30.77%) DNS
6 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
7 16 (24.62%) Solaris
7 16 (24.62%) UNIX
8 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (23.08%) Internet
9 14 (21.54%) CCNA
9 14 (21.54%) VMware
10 13 (20.00%) WAN
10 13 (20.00%) ITIL
10 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
11 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
11 12 (18.46%) OSPF
11 12 (18.46%) BGP
12 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (16.92%) Java
12 11 (16.92%) LAN
12 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (16.92%) F5
13 10 (15.38%) Change Control
13 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
13 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
13 10 (15.38%) SAN
14 9 (13.85%) CheckPoint

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.54%) Lync
2 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.54%) IIS
2 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (13.85%) MS Office
1 9 (13.85%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.08%) Vectorworks
2 2 (3.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 32 (49.23%) Firewall
2 20 (30.77%) DNS
3 15 (23.08%) Internet
4 13 (20.00%) WAN
5 12 (18.46%) OSPF
5 12 (18.46%) BGP
6 11 (16.92%) LAN
7 10 (15.38%) SAN
8 9 (13.85%) SSL
9 8 (12.31%) DHCP
9 8 (12.31%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (10.77%) Multicast
10 7 (10.77%) VPN
11 6 (9.23%) Wireless
12 5 (7.69%) SMTP
13 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
14 3 (4.62%) SNMP
14 3 (4.62%) MPLS
15 2 (3.08%) 4G
15 2 (3.08%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.85%) MySQL
3 8 (12.31%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (3.08%) CANoe
2 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.54%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (12.31%) Marketing
2 7 (10.77%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.62%) Finance
3 3 (4.62%) Automotive
4 2 (3.08%) Banking
4 2 (3.08%) Multimedia
4 2 (3.08%) Electronics
5 1 (1.54%) Legal
5 1 (1.54%) Military
5 1 (1.54%) French Language
5 1 (1.54%) German Language
5 1 (1.54%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.31%) DBA
2 8 (12.31%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (12.31%) Administrator
2 8 (12.31%) Technical Manager
3 7 (10.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Analyst
4 6 (9.23%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.08%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (3.08%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.08%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.08%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.08%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.85%) XML
1 9 (13.85%) CGI
1 9 (13.85%) Ruby on Rails
2 4 (6.15%) HTML
3 2 (3.08%) CSS
3 2 (3.08%) XHTML
3 2 (3.08%) HTML5
3 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 1 (1.54%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.08%) Telematics
4 1 (1.54%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 40 (61.54%) Windows
2 23 (35.38%) Linux
3 16 (24.62%) Solaris
3 16 (24.62%) UNIX
4 13 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (16.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (10.77%) SUSE
9 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.54%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (20.00%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Change Control
3 9 (13.85%) Migration
4 8 (12.31%) Configuration Management
4 8 (12.31%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.77%) Open Source
5 7 (10.77%) Analytics
5 7 (10.77%) Project Management
5 7 (10.77%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.23%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (7.69%) PRINCE
7 5 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (4.62%) Workflow
8 3 (4.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.62%) Information Security
9 2 (3.08%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.08%) DevOps
9 2 (3.08%) Data Centre Operations
9 2 (3.08%) E-Commerce
9 2 (3.08%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) Java
2 9 (13.85%) Ruby
3 6 (9.23%) PowerShell
4 5 (7.69%) VB
4 5 (7.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (6.15%) SQL
6 2 (3.08%) VBA
6 2 (3.08%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.08%) C
6 2 (3.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (21.54%) CCNA
3 7 (10.77%) Security Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.15%) PMP
4 4 (6.15%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.08%) Degree
6 2 (3.08%) CCSE
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.54%) MCITP
7 1 (1.54%) CCDP
7 1 (1.54%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) MCSE
7 1 (1.54%) CCNP
7 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
1 1 (1.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (27.69%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) XenServer
3 2 (3.08%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.08%) vSphere
4 1 (1.54%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) NetBackup
2 4 (6.15%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.54%) WSUS
3 1 (1.54%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco
1 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) VMware
3 12 (18.46%) Red Hat
4 11 (16.92%) F5
5 9 (13.85%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.85%) Oracle
6 6 (9.23%) IBM
7 5 (7.69%) Symantec
7 5 (7.69%) Citrix
8 4 (6.15%) Dell
9 3 (4.62%) Sun
9 3 (4.62%) HP
9 3 (4.62%) Compaq
10 2 (3.08%) Juniper
10 2 (3.08%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.08%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.08%) Autodesk
10 2 (3.08%) BT
10 2 (3.08%) Cramer