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 15 September 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
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 70 86 67
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -19
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 52 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.01% 0.99% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.28% 6.82% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 7
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +75.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £262 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £445 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £300 £315
% change year-on-year
+13.33% -4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -57.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.84 £12.00 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £14.93 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.00 £18.09
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.55%
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
461 308 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.86% 14.56% 14.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 146 137
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 15 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing TCP/IP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

TCP/IP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 15 September 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
Birmingham +10 25 £190 -50.64% 5
Warwickshire -3 13 £318 +24.50% 6
Worcestershire - 5 £155 - 3
Coventry -5 2 - - 3
Shropshire - 2 £188 -
Staffordshire -4 1 - - 1
Dudley - 1 - -
Solihull - - - - 2
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 61 (68.54%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
3 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
4 31 (34.83%) WAN
4 31 (34.83%) Windows XP
5 30 (33.71%) LAN
6 25 (28.09%) MS Exchange
6 25 (28.09%) VMware
7 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
9 18 (20.22%) DNS
9 18 (20.22%) Cisco
9 18 (20.22%) SAN
9 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
10 17 (19.10%) Linux
11 16 (17.98%) MS Office
12 15 (16.85%) Firewall
13 13 (14.61%) UNIX
13 13 (14.61%) Citrix
13 13 (14.61%) VoIP
14 11 (12.36%) DHCP
14 11 (12.36%) ITIL
14 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
15 10 (11.24%) Lotus
15 10 (11.24%) IBM Notes
15 10 (11.24%) VPN
16 9 (10.11%) Client/Server
16 9 (10.11%) ADSL
16 9 (10.11%) Oracle

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

For the 6 months to 15 September 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 25 (28.09%) MS Exchange
2 10 (11.24%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.49%) TPMS
3 4 (4.49%) CICS
4 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.12%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.12%) Lync
6 1 (1.12%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (23.60%) MS Excel
2 16 (17.98%) MS Office
3 1 (1.12%) CATIA
3 1 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.83%) WAN
2 30 (33.71%) LAN
3 18 (20.22%) DNS
3 18 (20.22%) SAN
4 15 (16.85%) Firewall
5 13 (14.61%) VoIP
6 11 (12.36%) DHCP
7 10 (11.24%) VPN
8 9 (10.11%) ADSL
9 6 (6.74%) WLAN
10 4 (4.49%) ATM
10 4 (4.49%) Ethernet
10 4 (4.49%) Wireless
10 4 (4.49%) Network Security
10 4 (4.49%) NAS
11 3 (3.37%) Internet
11 3 (3.37%) 3G
11 3 (3.37%) OSPF
11 3 (3.37%) BGP
12 2 (2.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.99%) MySQL
2 5 (5.62%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.49%) DB2
3 4 (4.49%) Informix
4 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.12%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (6.74%) Banking
2 3 (3.37%) Back Office
2 3 (3.37%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.37%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.25%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.25%) Automotive
4 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.12%) Retail
4 1 (1.12%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.12%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (14.61%) Analyst
1 13 (14.61%) Support Engineer
2 11 (12.36%) Support Analyst
3 10 (11.24%) 2nd Line Support
4 8 (8.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (7.87%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.87%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.74%) Consultant
6 6 (6.74%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (5.62%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.49%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.49%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (3.37%) Service Manager
9 3 (3.37%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.49%) EJB
1 4 (4.49%) JavaBeans
2 1 (1.12%) HTML5
2 1 (1.12%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.36%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (10.11%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.25%) Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) PKI
5 1 (1.12%) PDA
5 1 (1.12%) FMCG
5 1 (1.12%) Telematics
5 1 (1.12%) Open Source
5 1 (1.12%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 61 (68.54%) Windows
2 31 (34.83%) Windows XP
3 22 (24.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (20.22%) Windows 7
5 17 (19.10%) Linux
6 13 (14.61%) UNIX
7 9 (10.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (6.74%) Solaris
9 5 (5.62%) Windows Vista
9 5 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.25%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.25%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.12%) VMS
11 1 (1.12%) HPUX
11 1 (1.12%) SUSE
11 1 (1.12%) CentOS
11 1 (1.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (12.36%) ITIL
2 10 (11.24%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.99%) Performance Improvement
3 8 (8.99%) Performance Analysis
4 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (6.74%) Migration
5 5 (5.62%) Test Strategy
6 4 (4.49%) Scrum
6 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.49%) TDD
6 4 (4.49%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.49%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.49%) Waterfall
7 3 (3.37%) Fund Management
7 3 (3.37%) Wealth Management
7 3 (3.37%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.37%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.37%) Project Management
7 3 (3.37%) Change Control
7 3 (3.37%) Business Transformation
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) SQL
1 4 (4.49%) VB
1 4 (4.49%) VBA
1 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
2 3 (3.37%) C
2 3 (3.37%) Java
3 2 (2.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.12%) Perl
4 1 (1.12%) Delphi
4 1 (1.12%) Python
4 1 (1.12%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.12%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 9 (10.11%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.74%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.62%) CCNA
5 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.37%) MCSE
6 3 (3.37%) CCNP
7 2 (2.25%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.12%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.12%) MCITP
8 1 (1.12%) Degree
8 1 (1.12%) CCDP
8 1 (1.12%) MCP
8 1 (1.12%) CCIE
8 1 (1.12%) PMP
8 1 (1.12%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.12%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.12%) QA
2 1 (1.12%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.12%) GPG13
System Software
1 40 (44.94%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.87%) XenApp
4 4 (4.49%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.25%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.25%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.12%) KVM
6 1 (1.12%) Snort
6 1 (1.12%) Squid
6 1 (1.12%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.12%) XenServer
6 1 (1.12%) vSphere
6 1 (1.12%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
2 3 (3.37%) SCCM
3 2 (2.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.12%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 37 (41.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (28.09%) VMware
3 18 (20.22%) Cisco
4 13 (14.61%) Citrix
5 10 (11.24%) Lotus
6 9 (10.11%) Oracle
7 6 (6.74%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.74%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.74%) Symantec
8 5 (5.62%) HP
8 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.49%) Juniper
9 4 (4.49%) Sybase
10 3 (3.37%) Avaya
10 3 (3.37%) F5
11 2 (2.25%) CA
11 2 (2.25%) NetApp
11 2 (2.25%) IBM
11 2 (2.25%) Compaq
11 2 (2.25%) Dell
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