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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 70 75 73
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 41 31 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.80% 1.43% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.46% 9.54% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 19 8
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £118 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 7
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.68 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.99% +35.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.70 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £20.00 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £15.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+28.72% -20.37%
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
329 325 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.43% 15.04% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 156 96
Average daily rate £325 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 54
Average hourly rate £24.25 £20.25 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.75% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 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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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 -4 15 £143 -5.00% 3
Shropshire +5 12 £271 - 1
Warwickshire -1 4 £255 - 1
Staffordshire 0 3 £300 +26.31% 4
Worcestershire -9 3 £550 +205.55% 1
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
3 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
4 32 (34.41%) VMware
5 30 (32.26%) LAN
6 27 (29.03%) Windows XP
7 24 (25.81%) MS Office
8 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (23.66%) Linux
9 22 (23.66%) WAN
10 21 (22.58%) MS Exchange
11 19 (20.43%) Windows 7
12 18 (19.35%) DNS
12 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (18.28%) UNIX
14 16 (17.20%) Cisco
15 14 (15.05%) SAN
15 14 (15.05%) Citrix
16 13 (13.98%) DHCP
16 13 (13.98%) Firewall
17 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
17 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
17 12 (12.90%) Symantec
17 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
18 11 (11.83%) Oracle
18 11 (11.83%) VoIP
18 11 (11.83%) VPN
18 11 (11.83%) Client/Server
18 11 (11.83%) Banking
19 10 (10.75%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 21 (22.58%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.53%) IBM Notes
3 5 (5.38%) CICS
4 4 (4.30%) TPMS
4 4 (4.30%) Lync
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (3.23%) Apache
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 24 (25.81%) MS Office
2 8 (8.60%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.08%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.08%) CATIA
3 1 (1.08%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.26%) LAN
2 22 (23.66%) WAN
3 18 (19.35%) DNS
4 14 (15.05%) SAN
5 13 (13.98%) Firewall
5 13 (13.98%) DHCP
6 11 (11.83%) VoIP
6 11 (11.83%) VPN
7 5 (5.38%) NAS
7 5 (5.38%) WLAN
7 5 (5.38%) ATM
7 5 (5.38%) Internet
8 4 (4.30%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.23%) SSL
9 3 (3.23%) ADSL
9 3 (3.23%) RIP
9 3 (3.23%) MPLS
9 3 (3.23%) OSPF
9 3 (3.23%) BGP
9 3 (3.23%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.60%) MySQL
3 5 (5.38%) DB2
4 4 (4.30%) Informix
5 1 (1.08%) DTS
5 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 11 (11.83%) Banking
2 8 (8.60%) Back Office
3 4 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.15%) Retail
5 1 (1.08%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Corporate Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.08%) Automotive
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (23.66%) Analyst
2 19 (20.43%) Support Analyst
3 13 (13.98%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (10.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.60%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (7.53%) Network Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (5.38%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (3.23%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) EJB
1 4 (4.30%) JavaBeans
2 1 (1.08%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) JNI
2 1 (1.08%) HTML
2 1 (1.08%) J2EE
2 1 (1.08%) SOAP
2 1 (1.08%) XML
2 1 (1.08%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.90%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (11.83%) Client/Server
3 9 (9.68%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.30%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.23%) Mainframe
6 2 (2.15%) Open Source
6 2 (2.15%) PKI
7 1 (1.08%) PDA
7 1 (1.08%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.08%) iSeries
7 1 (1.08%) LPAR
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.08%) GIS
7 1 (1.08%) HACMP
7 1 (1.08%) AS400
7 1 (1.08%) Replication
7 1 (1.08%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 66 (70.97%) Windows
2 27 (29.03%) Windows XP
3 23 (24.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (23.66%) Linux
5 19 (20.43%) Windows 7
6 18 (19.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (18.28%) UNIX
8 9 (9.68%) Solaris
8 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (8.60%) Windows Vista
10 4 (4.30%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.23%) HPUX
12 2 (2.15%) AIX
12 2 (2.15%) VMS
12 2 (2.15%) zOS
12 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.15%) CentOS
12 2 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.08%) MVS
13 1 (1.08%) i5/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.75%) ITIL
2 8 (8.60%) Migration
2 8 (8.60%) Performance Improvement
2 8 (8.60%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.38%) Test Strategy
4 5 (5.38%) Change Management
5 4 (4.30%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (4.30%) Scrum
5 4 (4.30%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (4.30%) TDD
5 4 (4.30%) Load Balancing
5 4 (4.30%) Data Protection
5 4 (4.30%) Waterfall
6 3 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (3.23%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.15%) TOGAF
7 2 (2.15%) CAD
7 2 (2.15%) Project Management
7 2 (2.15%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.75%) SQL
2 9 (9.68%) Java
2 9 (9.68%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.53%) VBA
4 6 (6.45%) VB
5 4 (4.30%) C
5 4 (4.30%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.15%) Python
6 2 (2.15%) Perl
6 2 (2.15%) PHP
7 1 (1.08%) C++
7 1 (1.08%) COBOL
7 1 (1.08%) Delphi
7 1 (1.08%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.08%) Pascal
7 1 (1.08%) JCL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.45%) CCNA
3 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.38%) CCNP
5 2 (2.15%) CCIP
5 2 (2.15%) MCSE
5 2 (2.15%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.15%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.08%) MCP
6 1 (1.08%) RHCE
6 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) SLA
2 2 (2.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.08%) GPG13
System Software
1 36 (38.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.38%) XenApp
4 4 (4.30%) Terminal Services
5 3 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.15%) Sendmail
6 2 (2.15%) KVM
7 1 (1.08%) Postfix
7 1 (1.08%) XenServer
7 1 (1.08%) RACF
7 1 (1.08%) VMware ESX
7 1 (1.08%) Snort
7 1 (1.08%) Squid
7 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (7.53%) SCCM
2 6 (6.45%) NetBackup
3 3 (3.23%) SCOM
4 2 (2.15%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.08%) WSUS
5 1 (1.08%) Puppet
5 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.08%) Control-M
5 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (37.63%) Microsoft
2 32 (34.41%) VMware
3 16 (17.20%) Cisco
4 14 (15.05%) Citrix
5 12 (12.90%) Symantec
6 11 (11.83%) Oracle
7 7 (7.53%) IBM
7 7 (7.53%) Lotus
7 7 (7.53%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.30%) Sybase
8 4 (4.30%) HP
9 3 (3.23%) Blue Coat
10 2 (2.15%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.15%) BT
10 2 (2.15%) Cramer
10 2 (2.15%) Remedy
10 2 (2.15%) Dell
10 2 (2.15%) EMC
10 2 (2.15%) Sun
10 2 (2.15%) Juniper