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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 122 105 75
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 28 17 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.68% 2.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.80% 5.74% 11.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 22
Median daily rate £369 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.94% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £214 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £381 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 11
Median hourly rate £30.75 £43.78 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.76% +118.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £43.78 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £43.78 £21.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 £17.33 £18.97
% change year-on-year
+110.61% -8.62%
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
483 296 453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.84% 11.87% 17.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 147 228
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

TCP/IP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 26 September 2016.

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 26 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 26 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire - 6 £463 - 2
Birmingham -10 5 £175 -36.93% 4
Coventry -11 5 £308 +13.88%
Warwickshire -5 4 £369 +3.14%
Herefordshire - 3 £450 -
Solihull - 1 £475 - 1
Walsall - 1 £125 -
Worcestershire - 1 £300 -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Linux
3 21 (32.31%) WAN
4 18 (27.69%) LAN
5 17 (26.15%) VPN
5 17 (26.15%) Cisco
6 15 (23.08%) DNS
6 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
8 13 (20.00%) Firewall
8 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 12 (18.46%) CCNP
9 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
9 12 (18.46%) HTTP
9 12 (18.46%) DHCP
9 12 (18.46%) VoIP
10 11 (16.92%) SSL
10 11 (16.92%) Unix
10 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
11 9 (13.85%) OSPF
11 9 (13.85%) ITIL
11 9 (13.85%) C
11 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
11 9 (13.85%) VMware
11 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (12.31%) DevOps
12 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
12 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 4 (6.15%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) SharePoint
2 4 (6.15%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.62%) JBoss
3 3 (4.62%) SharePoint 2013
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.08%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.08%) MindAlign
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Application Server
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 2 (3.08%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.08%) TPMS
5 1 (1.54%) CICS
5 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 5 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 3 (4.62%) MS Office
3 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.54%) GitHub
2 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (32.31%) WAN
2 18 (27.69%) LAN
3 17 (26.15%) VPN
4 15 (23.08%) DNS
5 13 (20.00%) Firewall
6 12 (18.46%) DHCP
6 12 (18.46%) HTTP
6 12 (18.46%) VoIP
7 11 (16.92%) SSL
8 9 (13.85%) OSPF
9 8 (12.31%) BGP
9 8 (12.31%) Network Security
9 8 (12.31%) Wireless
10 7 (10.77%) SAN
11 6 (9.23%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (9.23%) MPLS
11 6 (9.23%) PABX
12 5 (7.69%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (7.69%) EIGRP
12 5 (7.69%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) MongoDB
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.54%) DB2
4 1 (1.54%) MySQL
4 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 4 (6.15%) IntelliJ
3 3 (4.62%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
4 2 (3.08%) GoCD
4 2 (3.08%) JUnit
4 2 (3.08%) Selenium
4 2 (3.08%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.54%) Ant
5 1 (1.54%) Apache Ivy
5 1 (1.54%) ClearCase
5 1 (1.54%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.54%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.54%) Gatling
5 1 (1.54%) Grunt
5 1 (1.54%) gulp
5 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.54%) Sublime Text
5 1 (1.54%) Subversion
General
1 5 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.08%) Back Office
2 2 (3.08%) Finance
3 1 (1.54%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (15.38%) Software Engineer
2 8 (12.31%) Analyst
2 8 (12.31%) Network Engineer
3 5 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Embedded Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Support Analyst
4 4 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (4.62%) Administrator
5 3 (4.62%) Consultant
5 3 (4.62%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Developer/Software Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.62%) Network Manager
5 3 (4.62%) Security Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.23%) JSON
2 4 (6.15%) Play Framework
2 4 (6.15%) XML
3 3 (4.62%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.62%) CSS
3 3 (4.62%) Node.js
3 3 (4.62%) Yocto
4 2 (3.08%) Ajax
4 2 (3.08%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (3.08%) SAML
4 2 (3.08%) Web Services
4 2 (3.08%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.54%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.54%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.54%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.54%) HTML5
5 1 (1.54%) LAMP
5 1 (1.54%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.54%) REST
5 1 (1.54%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Handset
1 6 (9.23%) IVR
2 4 (6.15%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Replication
4 2 (3.08%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.08%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.54%) Clustering
5 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.54%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 28 (43.08%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) Linux
3 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 11 (16.92%) Unix
6 9 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (9.23%) Windows 7
9 4 (6.15%) CentOS
9 4 (6.15%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (6.15%) VxWorks
9 4 (6.15%) Windows 8
10 3 (4.62%) Solaris
11 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
11 2 (3.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.08%) SUSE
12 1 (1.54%) AIX
12 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.54%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (13.85%) ITIL
2 8 (12.31%) DevOps
2 8 (12.31%) Open Source
2 8 (12.31%) Software Engineering
3 6 (9.23%) Cybersecurity
4 4 (6.15%) Configuration Management
4 4 (6.15%) Microservices
4 4 (6.15%) Migration
4 4 (6.15%) SIEM
5 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
5 3 (4.62%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (3.08%) Build Automation
6 2 (3.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
6 2 (3.08%) Embedded Software Development
6 2 (3.08%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (3.08%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 2 (3.08%) Software Delivery
6 2 (3.08%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (3.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 9 (13.85%) C
2 7 (10.77%) Java
2 7 (10.77%) Python
3 5 (7.69%) SQL
4 4 (6.15%) Perl
4 4 (6.15%) Scala
5 3 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
5 3 (4.62%) Ruby
6 2 (3.08%) C#
6 2 (3.08%) Haskell
7 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.54%) C++
7 1 (1.54%) Groovy
7 1 (1.54%) PHP
7 1 (1.54%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (18.46%) CCNP
3 11 (16.92%) Security Cleared
4 8 (12.31%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.69%) CCNA
6 4 (6.15%) CCIE
7 3 (4.62%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.62%) Degree
7 3 (4.62%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.08%) MCSE
8 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.54%) MCITP
9 1 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (3.08%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) GPG13
2 1 (1.54%) JSP 440
System Software
1 15 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) vSphere
4 4 (6.15%) Docker
4 4 (6.15%) XenApp
5 3 (4.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.62%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.54%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.54%) vCloud
6 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (7.69%) Puppet
2 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.62%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (3.08%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.08%) Nexpose
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Identity Management
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Identity Manager
3 2 (3.08%) Packer
3 2 (3.08%) Terraform
4 1 (1.54%) Ansible
4 1 (1.54%) ArcSight ESM
4 1 (1.54%) Cacti
4 1 (1.54%) DameWare
4 1 (1.54%) Grafana
4 1 (1.54%) HAProxy
4 1 (1.54%) Kibana
4 1 (1.54%) Nagios
4 1 (1.54%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 17 (26.15%) Cisco
2 12 (18.46%) Microsoft
3 9 (13.85%) VMware
4 7 (10.77%) Citrix
4 7 (10.77%) Intel Security
4 7 (10.77%) Juniper
5 6 (9.23%) Sophos
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.69%) F5
6 5 (7.69%) Siemens
6 5 (7.69%) Symantec
7 4 (6.15%) ArcSight
7 4 (6.15%) HP
8 3 (4.62%) EMC
8 3 (4.62%) Oracle
8 3 (4.62%) Splunk
9 2 (3.08%) FireEye
9 2 (3.08%) GFI Software
9 2 (3.08%) LogRhythm
9 2 (3.08%) Rapid7
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