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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 91 88 61
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -27
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 27 22 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.99% 2.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.48% 8.87% 15.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 11 11
Average daily rate
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£485 £325 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.23% +94.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £236 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £446 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £324 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.01% +7.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 7
Average hourly rate £20.25 £15.43 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.28% +18.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.04 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.95 £15.85 £22.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -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
361 248 271
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.83% 11.17% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 109 110
Average daily rate £368 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £444 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 13 42
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.37 £34.05
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 31 March 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 31 March 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 31 March 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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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
Shropshire -7 9 £498 +111.70% 2
Birmingham -2 5 - - 3
Warwickshire -5 4 £213 -34.61% 2
Coventry -3 3 £310 -27.05% 4
Staffordshire - 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 2
Dudley - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 47 (74.60%) Windows
2 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
3 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
4 22 (34.92%) Windows XP
5 19 (30.16%) MS Office
6 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
6 15 (23.81%) LAN
6 15 (23.81%) WAN
6 15 (23.81%) Internet
6 15 (23.81%) VMware
6 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
7 14 (22.22%) Firewall
8 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
8 13 (20.63%) Java
8 13 (20.63%) Linux
9 11 (17.46%) Oracle
9 11 (17.46%) DNS
9 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (15.87%) SSL
10 10 (15.87%) XML
10 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
11 9 (14.29%) Ruby
11 9 (14.29%) SQL
11 9 (14.29%) MySQL
11 9 (14.29%) CGI
11 9 (14.29%) DHCP
11 9 (14.29%) Red Hat

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

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 13 (20.63%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) Lync
3 4 (6.35%) SharePoint
4 3 (4.76%) IBM Notes
4 3 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.59%) Apache
6 1 (1.59%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.59%) CICS
6 1 (1.59%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 19 (30.16%) MS Office
2 4 (6.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.59%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.81%) LAN
1 15 (23.81%) WAN
1 15 (23.81%) Internet
2 14 (22.22%) Firewall
3 11 (17.46%) DNS
4 10 (15.87%) SSL
5 9 (14.29%) DHCP
6 7 (11.11%) VPN
7 5 (7.94%) Ethernet
8 4 (6.35%) 3G
8 4 (6.35%) 4G
9 3 (4.76%) 2G
9 3 (4.76%) MIMO
9 3 (4.76%) LTE
9 3 (4.76%) HTTPS
9 3 (4.76%) IPv4
9 3 (4.76%) IPv6
9 3 (4.76%) SAN
9 3 (4.76%) Wireless
10 2 (3.17%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) MySQL
3 8 (12.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) DTS
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (9.52%) Banking
2 3 (4.76%) Back Office
2 3 (4.76%) Automotive
3 2 (3.17%) Electronics
3 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.59%) Finance
4 1 (1.59%) French Language
4 1 (1.59%) German Language
4 1 (1.59%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (22.22%) Analyst
2 10 (15.87%) Support Analyst
3 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 8 (12.70%) DBA
5 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Administrator
6 6 (9.52%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (6.35%) Implementation Manager
8 4 (6.35%) IT Support
8 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.76%) Desktop Support
10 2 (3.17%) Developer
10 2 (3.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.87%) XML
2 9 (14.29%) CGI
2 9 (14.29%) Ruby on Rails
3 6 (9.52%) HTML
4 3 (4.76%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) Ajax
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) XHTML
6 1 (1.59%) JMS
6 1 (1.59%) Middleware
6 1 (1.59%) JNI
6 1 (1.59%) SOAP
6 1 (1.59%) J2EE
6 1 (1.59%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Open Source
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) Mainframe
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.76%) Telematics
4 1 (1.59%) LPAR
4 1 (1.59%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.59%) HACMP
4 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.59%) AS400
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Clustering
4 1 (1.59%) PKI
4 1 (1.59%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (1.59%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 47 (74.60%) Windows
2 22 (34.92%) Windows XP
3 15 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 13 (20.63%) Linux
5 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (15.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (11.11%) SUSE
9 5 (7.94%) Windows Vista
9 5 (7.94%) UNIX
10 4 (6.35%) Windows 2000
11 3 (4.76%) Solaris
11 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (3.17%) AIX
12 2 (3.17%) zOS
13 1 (1.59%) Windows CE
13 1 (1.59%) MVS
13 1 (1.59%) Tru64
13 1 (1.59%) i5/OS
13 1 (1.59%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (12.70%) Configuration Management
1 8 (12.70%) Migration
2 7 (11.11%) Analytics
3 6 (9.52%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (7.94%) ITIL
5 4 (6.35%) Change Control
6 3 (4.76%) Validation
7 2 (3.17%) Six Sigma
7 2 (3.17%) Change Management
7 2 (3.17%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (3.17%) DevOps
7 2 (3.17%) DMAIC
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.17%) Use Case
8 1 (1.59%) Software Deployment
8 1 (1.59%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.59%) ITSM
8 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.59%) E-Commerce
8 1 (1.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.63%) Java
2 9 (14.29%) SQL
2 9 (14.29%) Ruby
3 4 (6.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (4.76%) C
5 2 (3.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.17%) VB
5 2 (3.17%) VBA
5 2 (3.17%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.59%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) PHP
6 1 (1.59%) Python
6 1 (1.59%) JCL
6 1 (1.59%) C++
6 1 (1.59%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.76%) CCNP
3 3 (4.76%) CCNA
3 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.17%) CCIP
4 2 (3.17%) MCP
4 2 (3.17%) BC Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.17%) Degree
5 1 (1.59%) MCSE
5 1 (1.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (36.51%) Active Directory
2 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.59%) Postfix
4 1 (1.59%) vSphere
4 1 (1.59%) KVM
4 1 (1.59%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.59%) RACF
4 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (7.94%) SCCM
2 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 1 (1.59%) Puppet
4 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (1.59%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.59%) Control-M
4 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (41.27%) Microsoft
2 15 (23.81%) VMware
3 11 (17.46%) Oracle
4 9 (14.29%) Red Hat
5 8 (12.70%) Cisco
6 6 (9.52%) Citrix
7 5 (7.94%) IBM
8 3 (4.76%) Symantec
8 3 (4.76%) Lotus
9 2 (3.17%) HP
9 2 (3.17%) EMC
9 2 (3.17%) WatchGuard
9 2 (3.17%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.17%) Draytek
9 2 (3.17%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.59%) Remedy
10 1 (1.59%) McAfee
10 1 (1.59%) BT
10 1 (1.59%) Cramer
10 1 (1.59%) Mitel
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