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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 82 82 61
Rank change year-on-year
0 -21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 43 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.69% 1.45% 2.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 11.49% 16.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 12 10
Average daily rate
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£343 £325 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% +94.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £169 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £450 £279
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £314 £273
% change year-on-year
+8.30% +15.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 13
Average hourly rate £26.00 £13.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+92.59% -28.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.35 £10.80 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.21 £16.50 £20.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.84 £15.75
% change year-on-year
+17.92% -5.77%
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
408 296 242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 16.01% 12.67% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 114 104
Average daily rate £340 £325 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% +15.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £170 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 30 37
Average hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.82 £10.50 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £29.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 0 21 £340 -24.44% 7
Shropshire +3 12 £498 +185.30% 7
Warwickshire -6 2 - - 2
Staffordshire -9 2 £130 - 3
Coventry +3 1 - - 2
Worcestershire +3 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 30 (44.12%) Firewall
3 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
4 23 (33.82%) Cisco
4 23 (33.82%) Linux
5 18 (26.47%) WAN
6 17 (25.00%) LAN
6 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 17 (25.00%) UNIX
6 17 (25.00%) Internet
7 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (22.06%) CCNA
8 15 (22.06%) Windows XP
8 15 (22.06%) DNS
9 14 (20.59%) Solaris
9 14 (20.59%) ITIL
10 13 (19.12%) OSPF
10 13 (19.12%) BGP
10 13 (19.12%) VMware
11 12 (17.65%) Migration
11 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
12 11 (16.18%) Java
12 11 (16.18%) Oracle
12 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
12 11 (16.18%) MS Office
12 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
13 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
13 10 (14.71%) F5
13 10 (14.71%) Change Control

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 7 (10.29%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.47%) CICS
2 1 (1.47%) IIS
2 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.47%) Lync
2 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (16.18%) MS Office
2 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.47%) Vectorworks
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (44.12%) Firewall
2 18 (26.47%) WAN
3 17 (25.00%) LAN
3 17 (25.00%) Internet
4 15 (22.06%) DNS
5 13 (19.12%) OSPF
5 13 (19.12%) BGP
6 10 (14.71%) SSL
7 8 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
7 8 (11.76%) VPN
7 8 (11.76%) SAN
8 7 (10.29%) DHCP
8 7 (10.29%) Multicast
9 6 (8.82%) Wireless
9 6 (8.82%) Ethernet
10 4 (5.88%) 4G
10 4 (5.88%) MPLS
10 4 (5.88%) 3G
11 3 (4.41%) DSL
11 3 (4.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.18%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.24%) MySQL
3 8 (11.76%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.47%) DB2
4 1 (1.47%) DTS
4 1 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.41%) CANoe
2 1 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.47%) Rational DOORS
General
1 8 (11.76%) Marketing
2 5 (7.35%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.88%) Automotive
3 4 (5.88%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Finance
4 3 (4.41%) Electronics
5 1 (1.47%) French Language
5 1 (1.47%) German Language
5 1 (1.47%) Polish Language
5 1 (1.47%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (14.71%) Project Manager
2 8 (11.76%) Technical Manager
2 8 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Analyst
2 8 (11.76%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (11.76%) DBA
3 7 (10.29%) Administrator
3 7 (10.29%) Implementation Manager
4 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (2.94%) Network Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Network Manager
7 2 (2.94%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.71%) XML
2 9 (13.24%) CGI
2 9 (13.24%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (8.82%) HTML
4 3 (4.41%) HTML5
5 2 (2.94%) Ajax
5 2 (2.94%) XHTML
5 2 (2.94%) CSS
6 1 (1.47%) JNI
6 1 (1.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Open Source
2 3 (4.41%) Mainframe
2 3 (4.41%) Telematics
3 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.47%) HACMP
4 1 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.47%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.47%) IBM Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 40 (58.82%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Linux
3 17 (25.00%) UNIX
4 15 (22.06%) Windows XP
5 14 (20.59%) Solaris
6 11 (16.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (14.71%) Windows 7
7 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (14.71%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (10.29%) SUSE
9 3 (4.41%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.94%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.94%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.94%) AIX
10 2 (2.94%) zOS
11 1 (1.47%) Windows CE
11 1 (1.47%) MVS
11 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.47%) Tru64
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (20.59%) ITIL
2 12 (17.65%) Migration
3 10 (14.71%) Change Control
4 8 (11.76%) ITIL V3
4 8 (11.76%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.29%) Project Management
5 7 (10.29%) PRINCE2
5 7 (10.29%) Analytics
5 7 (10.29%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (7.35%) PRINCE
7 3 (4.41%) Validation
7 3 (4.41%) Workflow
7 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.94%) Change Management
8 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.94%) DMAIC
8 2 (2.94%) Incident Management
8 2 (2.94%) Use Case
8 2 (2.94%) DevOps
8 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Java
2 9 (13.24%) Ruby
3 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
4 6 (8.82%) SQL
5 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.35%) VB
6 2 (2.94%) VBA
6 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.94%) C
6 2 (2.94%) C++
7 1 (1.47%) JCL
7 1 (1.47%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 16 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (22.06%) CCNA
3 8 (11.76%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.88%) PMP
5 4 (5.88%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (4.41%) CCNP
6 3 (4.41%) Degree
7 2 (2.94%) CCSE
7 2 (2.94%) BC Cleared
7 2 (2.94%) CCIP
8 1 (1.47%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.47%) CCDP
8 1 (1.47%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
1 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.94%) vSphere
4 1 (1.47%) RACF
4 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.47%) XenServer
4 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.47%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.35%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.94%) SCOM
3 1 (1.47%) ARCserve
3 1 (1.47%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.47%) Control-M
3 1 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (1.47%) SCCM
3 1 (1.47%) WSUS
3 1 (1.47%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.82%) Cisco
3 13 (19.12%) VMware
4 12 (17.65%) Red Hat
5 11 (16.18%) Oracle
6 10 (14.71%) F5
7 7 (10.29%) IBM
8 6 (8.82%) CheckPoint
9 4 (5.88%) Citrix
10 3 (4.41%) HP
11 2 (2.94%) BT
11 2 (2.94%) Cramer
11 2 (2.94%) NETGEAR
11 2 (2.94%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.94%) Draytek
11 2 (2.94%) WatchGuard
11 2 (2.94%) Symantec
11 2 (2.94%) Juniper
12 1 (1.47%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 1 (1.47%) BMC
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