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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 95 85 66
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 33 28 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 1.18% 2.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.80% 9.89% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 11
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£450 £325 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+38.46% +94.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £238 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £450 £265
UK excluding London average daily rate £337 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.53% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 11
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.60 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+91.17% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £11.35 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.37 £15.43 £20.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -11.76%
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
423 283 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.61% 11.97% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 121 131
Average daily rate £345 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 20 49
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+73.33% -36.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
Birmingham -2 11 £340 -24.44% 9
Shropshire -6 10 £498 +111.70% 2
Coventry +6 3 £310 -27.05% 5
Warwickshire -6 3 - -
Staffordshire -10 1 - - 3
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
Dudley - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 21 (33.87%) Firewall
3 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
3 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 19 (30.65%) Linux
5 17 (27.42%) Windows XP
6 16 (25.81%) LAN
6 16 (25.81%) WAN
7 15 (24.19%) DNS
7 15 (24.19%) Internet
8 14 (22.58%) Cisco
9 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
10 12 (19.35%) VMware
10 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
11 11 (17.74%) MS Office
11 11 (17.74%) Java
11 11 (17.74%) UNIX
11 11 (17.74%) Oracle
11 11 (17.74%) ITIL
12 10 (16.13%) XML
12 10 (16.13%) SSL
12 10 (16.13%) CCNA
12 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
13 9 (14.52%) CGI
13 9 (14.52%) Solaris
13 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
13 9 (14.52%) MySQL
13 9 (14.52%) Migration
13 9 (14.52%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (14.52%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.06%) Lync
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) IIS
3 1 (1.61%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.61%) CICS
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.61%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (17.74%) MS Office
2 2 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (33.87%) Firewall
2 16 (25.81%) LAN
2 16 (25.81%) WAN
3 15 (24.19%) DNS
3 15 (24.19%) Internet
4 10 (16.13%) SSL
5 8 (12.90%) OSPF
5 8 (12.90%) BGP
6 7 (11.29%) DHCP
6 7 (11.29%) Structured Cabling
7 6 (9.68%) Multicast
7 6 (9.68%) VPN
8 5 (8.06%) Ethernet
9 4 (6.45%) 3G
9 4 (6.45%) 4G
10 3 (4.84%) MIMO
10 3 (4.84%) LTE
10 3 (4.84%) FlexRay
10 3 (4.84%) HTTPS
10 3 (4.84%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.52%) MySQL
3 8 (12.90%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.61%) DB2
4 1 (1.61%) DTS
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) CANoe
2 1 (1.61%) Rational DOORS
General
1 7 (11.29%) Marketing
2 4 (6.45%) Automotive
3 3 (4.84%) Banking
3 3 (4.84%) Finance
4 2 (3.23%) Electronics
4 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.61%) French Language
5 1 (1.61%) German Language
5 1 (1.61%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 8 (12.90%) Analyst
1 8 (12.90%) DBA
1 8 (12.90%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.29%) Project Manager
2 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (9.68%) Administrator
3 6 (9.68%) Technical Project Manager
3 6 (9.68%) Technical Manager
4 5 (8.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.06%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.06%) Implementation Manager
5 4 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
5 4 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (4.84%) Service Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (3.23%) Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.23%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.13%) XML
2 9 (14.52%) CGI
2 9 (14.52%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (9.68%) HTML
4 3 (4.84%) HTML5
5 2 (3.23%) Ajax
5 2 (3.23%) CSS
5 2 (3.23%) XHTML
6 1 (1.61%) JMS
6 1 (1.61%) Middleware
6 1 (1.61%) JNI
6 1 (1.61%) SOAP
6 1 (1.61%) J2EE
6 1 (1.61%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.90%) Open Source
2 3 (4.84%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.84%) Telematics
3 2 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.61%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.61%) LPAR
4 1 (1.61%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.61%) HACMP
4 1 (1.61%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.61%) AS400
4 1 (1.61%) Replication
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.61%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 39 (62.90%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Linux
3 17 (27.42%) Windows XP
4 13 (20.97%) Windows 7
5 11 (17.74%) UNIX
6 9 (14.52%) Solaris
6 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (12.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (11.29%) SUSE
9 3 (4.84%) Windows 2000
9 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (3.23%) AIX
10 2 (3.23%) Windows Vista
10 2 (3.23%) zOS
11 1 (1.61%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.61%) MVS
11 1 (1.61%) Tru64
11 1 (1.61%) i5/OS
11 1 (1.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (17.74%) ITIL
2 9 (14.52%) Migration
3 8 (12.90%) Configuration Management
3 8 (12.90%) Change Control
4 7 (11.29%) Analytics
5 6 (9.68%) ITIL V3
5 6 (9.68%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (9.68%) PRINCE2
6 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 5 (8.06%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.84%) Workflow
7 3 (4.84%) Validation
8 2 (3.23%) Change Management
8 2 (3.23%) DMAIC
8 2 (3.23%) Incident Management
8 2 (3.23%) Use Case
8 2 (3.23%) Six Sigma
8 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (3.23%) DevOps
9 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (17.74%) Java
2 9 (14.52%) Ruby
3 7 (11.29%) SQL
4 4 (6.45%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.23%) VB
5 2 (3.23%) C
5 2 (3.23%) C++
5 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.61%) Perl
6 1 (1.61%) PHP
6 1 (1.61%) COBOL
6 1 (1.61%) Python
6 1 (1.61%) JCL
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) CCNA
1 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (11.29%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.68%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.45%) PMP
4 4 (6.45%) PMI Certification
5 3 (4.84%) CCNP
6 2 (3.23%) CCIP
6 2 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (3.23%) Degree
6 2 (3.23%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.61%) MCP
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.61%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
1 1 (1.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.61%) vSphere
4 1 (1.61%) KVM
4 1 (1.61%) RACF
Systems Management
1 4 (6.45%) SCCM
2 2 (3.23%) SCOM
2 2 (3.23%) NetBackup
2 2 (3.23%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.61%) WSUS
3 1 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.61%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.61%) Control-M
3 1 (1.61%) Puppet
3 1 (1.61%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 20 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 14 (22.58%) Cisco
3 12 (19.35%) VMware
4 11 (17.74%) Oracle
5 9 (14.52%) Red Hat
6 7 (11.29%) F5
7 5 (8.06%) IBM
8 3 (4.84%) Citrix
8 3 (4.84%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.23%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.23%) Draytek
9 2 (3.23%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.61%) HP
10 1 (1.61%) EMC
10 1 (1.61%) Remedy
10 1 (1.61%) McAfee
10 1 (1.61%) BT
10 1 (1.61%) Cramer
10 1 (1.61%) Mitel
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