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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 68 85 67
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 51 20 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.97% 0.95% 2.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 6.47% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 10
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£300 £345 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £253 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £445 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 7
Average hourly rate £19.48 £14.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.16% -56.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £24.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.65 £15.30 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.48 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+8.72% -5.55%
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
450 309 349
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.36% 14.62% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 151 143
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 31 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.95 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +12 26 £300 -18.91% 5
Warwickshire -1 12 £318 +24.50%
Worcestershire - 4 £155 - 2
Coventry - 3 - - 3
Shropshire -2 2 £188 - 1
Dudley - 2 - -
Staffordshire +3 1 - -
Solihull - - - - 3
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 36 (43.37%) Active Directory
3 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
4 31 (37.35%) Windows XP
5 29 (34.94%) WAN
6 26 (31.33%) LAN
7 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
8 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
9 20 (24.10%) VMware
10 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
12 16 (19.28%) DNS
12 16 (19.28%) SAN
13 15 (18.07%) Cisco
13 15 (18.07%) Linux
14 14 (16.87%) MS Office
15 13 (15.66%) Firewall
16 11 (13.25%) UNIX
16 11 (13.25%) Citrix
17 10 (12.05%) VoIP
17 10 (12.05%) ITIL
17 10 (12.05%) IBM Notes
17 10 (12.05%) Service Delivery
17 10 (12.05%) Lotus
18 9 (10.84%) DHCP
19 8 (9.64%) ADSL
19 8 (9.64%) VPN
19 8 (9.64%) Client/Server
19 8 (9.64%) Oracle
19 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 22 (26.51%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.05%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.82%) TPMS
3 4 (4.82%) CICS
4 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.41%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (1.20%) Lync
6 1 (1.20%) Apache
Applications
1 21 (25.30%) MS Excel
2 14 (16.87%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) CATIA
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.02%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.94%) WAN
2 26 (31.33%) LAN
3 16 (19.28%) DNS
3 16 (19.28%) SAN
4 13 (15.66%) Firewall
5 10 (12.05%) VoIP
6 9 (10.84%) DHCP
7 8 (9.64%) ADSL
7 8 (9.64%) VPN
8 5 (6.02%) WLAN
9 4 (4.82%) ATM
9 4 (4.82%) Network Security
10 3 (3.61%) NAS
10 3 (3.61%) Wireless
10 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
10 3 (3.61%) 3G
11 2 (2.41%) OSPF
11 2 (2.41%) BGP
11 2 (2.41%) Multicast
11 2 (2.41%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.43%) MySQL
2 4 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.82%) DB2
2 4 (4.82%) Informix
3 1 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Oracle Forms
General
1 6 (7.23%) Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Corporate Banking
2 3 (3.61%) Back Office
3 2 (2.41%) Automotive
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.20%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 13 (15.66%) Support Engineer
2 11 (13.25%) Analyst
3 9 (10.84%) Support Analyst
4 8 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (8.43%) Desktop Support
6 6 (7.23%) Consultant
6 6 (7.23%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (7.23%) Implementation Manager
7 5 (6.02%) Support Technician
8 4 (4.82%) Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Customer Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Customer Support Engineer
8 4 (4.82%) Desktop Analyst
8 4 (4.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (3.61%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (3.61%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.61%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) EJB
1 4 (4.82%) JavaBeans
2 1 (1.20%) WPF
2 1 (1.20%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.20%) HTML5
2 1 (1.20%) HTML
2 1 (1.20%) .NET
2 1 (1.20%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.64%) Client/Server
2 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Open Source
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) PDA
4 1 (1.20%) FMCG
4 1 (1.20%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (66.27%) Windows
2 31 (37.35%) Windows XP
3 18 (21.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (20.48%) Windows 7
5 15 (18.07%) Linux
6 11 (13.25%) UNIX
7 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (6.02%) Windows Vista
8 5 (6.02%) Solaris
9 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.41%) Windows NT
11 1 (1.20%) VMS
11 1 (1.20%) HPUX
11 1 (1.20%) SUSE
11 1 (1.20%) CentOS
11 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.05%) ITIL
1 10 (12.05%) Service Delivery
2 8 (9.64%) Performance Improvement
2 8 (9.64%) Performance Analysis
3 6 (7.23%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (6.02%) Test Strategy
4 5 (6.02%) Migration
4 5 (6.02%) Scrum
5 4 (4.82%) TDD
5 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
5 4 (4.82%) Waterfall
5 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
6 3 (3.61%) Fund Management
6 3 (3.61%) Wealth Management
6 3 (3.61%) Software Engineering
6 3 (3.61%) Change Control
6 3 (3.61%) Project Management
6 3 (3.61%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (3.61%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.41%) CAFM
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.61%) C
1 3 (3.61%) Java
1 3 (3.61%) VB
1 3 (3.61%) VBA
1 3 (3.61%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.41%) SQL
2 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.20%) Python
3 1 (1.20%) Embedded C
3 1 (1.20%) Pascal
3 1 (1.20%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.20%) Perl
3 1 (1.20%) C#
3 1 (1.20%) Delphi
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.43%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (4.82%) CCNA
5 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.61%) MCSE
6 2 (2.41%) CCNP
6 2 (2.41%) ISSAP
7 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.20%) MCITP
7 1 (1.20%) Degree
7 1 (1.20%) CCDP
7 1 (1.20%) MCP
7 1 (1.20%) CCIE
7 1 (1.20%) PMP
7 1 (1.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.20%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.02%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.20%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) GPG13
System Software
1 36 (43.37%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.23%) XenApp
4 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.41%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
6 1 (1.20%) Snort
6 1 (1.20%) Squid
Systems Management
1 3 (3.61%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.41%) SCCM
2 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 33 (39.76%) Microsoft
2 20 (24.10%) VMware
3 15 (18.07%) Cisco
4 11 (13.25%) Citrix
5 10 (12.05%) Lotus
6 8 (9.64%) Oracle
7 6 (7.23%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.23%) Blue Coat
8 5 (6.02%) Symantec
8 5 (6.02%) HP
9 4 (4.82%) Sybase
9 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.82%) Juniper
10 3 (3.61%) Avaya
10 3 (3.61%) F5
11 2 (2.41%) Radware
11 2 (2.41%) Mitel
11 2 (2.41%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.41%) Sophos
11 2 (2.41%) CA
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