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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 64 80 64
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 58 26 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.32% 1.25% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.52% 8.00% 13.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 16 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +38.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £180 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 6 8
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.75 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -56.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £12.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.30 £14.93 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £15.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+16.12% -11.42%
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
429 325 364
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.13% 15.57% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 153 146
Average daily rate £325 £343 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.10% +14.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £216 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 34 50
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 £14.05 £12.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £30.00 £33.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 October 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 October 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 October 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 +8 24 £180 -53.24% 5
Warwickshire +1 13 £318 +24.50% 3
Worcestershire - 6 £155 - 1
Staffordshire -5 5 £300 +3.89% 1
Coventry 0 3 - - 6
Shropshire -7 3 £188 -
Dudley - 1 - -
Solihull - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 67 (70.53%) Windows
2 43 (45.26%) Active Directory
3 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
4 32 (33.68%) VMware
5 31 (32.63%) LAN
6 30 (31.58%) Windows XP
7 29 (30.53%) WAN
8 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
8 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 23 (24.21%) DNS
10 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
10 22 (23.16%) Linux
11 21 (22.11%) SAN
12 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
13 19 (20.00%) MS Office
14 18 (18.95%) Cisco
15 17 (17.89%) UNIX
16 16 (16.84%) Citrix
16 16 (16.84%) Firewall
17 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
17 14 (14.74%) VoIP
17 14 (14.74%) DHCP
18 12 (12.63%) IBM Notes
18 12 (12.63%) ITIL
18 12 (12.63%) Lotus
19 11 (11.58%) VPN
19 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
20 10 (10.53%) Client/Server
20 10 (10.53%) Oracle
20 10 (10.53%) Symantec

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 26 (27.37%) MS Exchange
2 12 (12.63%) IBM Notes
3 4 (4.21%) CICS
3 4 (4.21%) TPMS
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.11%) Apache
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 22 (23.16%) MS Excel
2 19 (20.00%) MS Office
3 1 (1.05%) CATIA
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (32.63%) LAN
2 29 (30.53%) WAN
3 23 (24.21%) DNS
4 21 (22.11%) SAN
5 16 (16.84%) Firewall
6 14 (14.74%) VoIP
6 14 (14.74%) DHCP
7 11 (11.58%) VPN
8 8 (8.42%) ADSL
9 7 (7.37%) WLAN
10 5 (5.26%) Wireless
10 5 (5.26%) NAS
11 4 (4.21%) Ethernet
11 4 (4.21%) ATM
12 3 (3.16%) Network Security
12 3 (3.16%) 3G
12 3 (3.16%) Internet
13 2 (2.11%) BGP
13 2 (2.11%) OSPF
13 2 (2.11%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (9.47%) MySQL
2 6 (6.32%) SQL Server
3 4 (4.21%) DB2
3 4 (4.21%) Informix
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.05%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.21%) Oracle Forms
General
1 8 (8.42%) Banking
2 6 (6.32%) Back Office
3 3 (3.16%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.16%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (2.11%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.11%) Automotive
5 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.05%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.05%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Analyst
1 17 (17.89%) Support Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Support Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (7.37%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.26%) Implementation Manager
6 5 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.21%) Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Technical Architect
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
7 4 (4.21%) Customer Support Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Service Manager
8 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.21%) JavaBeans
1 4 (4.21%) EJB
2 1 (1.05%) HTML5
2 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (10.53%) Client/Server
3 7 (7.37%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.21%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.21%) Data Structures
5 3 (3.16%) Clustering
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
7 1 (1.05%) PDA
7 1 (1.05%) Open Source
7 1 (1.05%) FMCG
7 1 (1.05%) Telematics
7 1 (1.05%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 67 (70.53%) Windows
2 30 (31.58%) Windows XP
3 26 (27.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (23.16%) Linux
5 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 17 (17.89%) UNIX
7 14 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (9.47%) Solaris
9 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (6.32%) Windows Vista
11 3 (3.16%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.11%) VMS
12 2 (2.11%) Windows NT
12 2 (2.11%) HPUX
12 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
13 1 (1.05%) SUSE
13 1 (1.05%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) ITIL
2 9 (9.47%) Service Delivery
3 8 (8.42%) Performance Analysis
3 8 (8.42%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (6.32%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (5.26%) Test Strategy
5 5 (5.26%) Migration
6 4 (4.21%) Waterfall
6 4 (4.21%) Load Balancing
6 4 (4.21%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (4.21%) TDD
6 4 (4.21%) Scrum
6 4 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.16%) Business Transformation
7 3 (3.16%) Fund Management
7 3 (3.16%) Wealth Management
7 3 (3.16%) Project Management
7 3 (3.16%) Change Management
8 2 (2.11%) CAD
Programming Languages
1 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.32%) VB
2 6 (6.32%) Java
3 5 (5.26%) VBA
3 5 (5.26%) SQL
4 4 (4.21%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.21%) C
5 1 (1.05%) Python
5 1 (1.05%) Delphi
5 1 (1.05%) Perl
5 1 (1.05%) PHP
5 1 (1.05%) Embedded C
5 1 (1.05%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.42%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (5.26%) CCNA
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (2.11%) CCNP
5 2 (2.11%) ISSAP
6 1 (1.05%) Degree
6 1 (1.05%) MCSE
6 1 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.05%) PMP
6 1 (1.05%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.05%) GPG13
2 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 43 (45.26%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.37%) XenApp
4 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.11%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.05%) KVM
6 1 (1.05%) Snort
6 1 (1.05%) Squid
6 1 (1.05%) VMware Server
6 1 (1.05%) XenServer
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
6 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) NetBackup
2 4 (4.21%) SCCM
3 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.05%) SCOM
4 1 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 40 (42.11%) Microsoft
2 32 (33.68%) VMware
3 18 (18.95%) Cisco
4 16 (16.84%) Citrix
5 12 (12.63%) Lotus
6 10 (10.53%) Oracle
6 10 (10.53%) Symantec
7 7 (7.37%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.32%) HP
9 5 (5.26%) Blue Coat
9 5 (5.26%) CheckPoint
10 4 (4.21%) IBM
10 4 (4.21%) Sybase
11 3 (3.16%) Juniper
11 3 (3.16%) Dell
11 3 (3.16%) Avaya
12 2 (2.11%) Radware
12 2 (2.11%) CA
12 2 (2.11%) NetApp
12 2 (2.11%) Sophos
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