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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 89 69 91
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 24 52 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.97% 2.01% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 11.56% 6.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 12
Average daily rate
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£298 £300 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.83% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £159 £155 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £394 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £290
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +15.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 4
Average hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £12.96 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £32.30 £15.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £18.98 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-8.70% +11.66%
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
274 450 309
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.11% 17.41% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 230 150
Average daily rate £315 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 30
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.78 £35.00 £26.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -11 9 £220 -26.66% 1
Warwickshire +2 6 £358 +12.59% 1
Coventry +2 4 £270 - 8
Worcestershire +4 3 - - 4
Staffordshire -13 1 £161 - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 33 (50.00%) Firewall
3 25 (37.88%) Cisco
4 24 (36.36%) DNS
5 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 23 (34.85%) Linux
6 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
6 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (24.24%) UNIX
8 15 (22.73%) Solaris
8 15 (22.73%) Internet
9 14 (21.21%) BGP
9 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
9 14 (21.21%) CCNA
9 14 (21.21%) VMware
9 14 (21.21%) F5
10 13 (19.70%) ITIL
11 12 (18.18%) SSL
11 12 (18.18%) OSPF
11 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 11 (16.67%) Change Control
12 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
12 11 (16.67%) WAN
12 11 (16.67%) Java
13 10 (15.15%) MySQL
13 10 (15.15%) Oracle
13 10 (15.15%) LAN
13 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 10 (15.15%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.52%) IIS
3 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
3 1 (1.52%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 9 (13.64%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.58%) MS Office
3 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
3 2 (3.03%) Vectorworks
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 33 (50.00%) Firewall
2 24 (36.36%) DNS
3 15 (22.73%) Internet
4 14 (21.21%) BGP
5 12 (18.18%) OSPF
5 12 (18.18%) SSL
6 11 (16.67%) WAN
7 10 (15.15%) LAN
8 9 (13.64%) DHCP
8 9 (13.64%) VPN
8 9 (13.64%) SAN
9 8 (12.12%) Structured Cabling
10 7 (10.61%) Multicast
11 5 (7.58%) MPLS
11 5 (7.58%) Wireless
12 4 (6.06%) BIG-IP
12 4 (6.06%) EIGRP
12 4 (6.06%) HTTP
12 4 (6.06%) Network Security
13 3 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (15.15%) MySQL
3 8 (12.12%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (1.52%) XMLSpy
1 1 (1.52%) CANoe
General
1 8 (12.12%) Telecoms
1 8 (12.12%) Marketing
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 2 (3.03%) Automotive
3 2 (3.03%) Electronics
3 2 (3.03%) Banking
3 2 (3.03%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.52%) Legal
4 1 (1.52%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.52%) Games
4 1 (1.52%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (15.15%) Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) DBA
2 8 (12.12%) Technical Project Manager
2 8 (12.12%) Administrator
2 8 (12.12%) Technical Manager
3 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (7.58%) Network Specialist
5 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (6.06%) Implementation Manager
6 3 (4.55%) Support Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.55%) Developer
6 3 (4.55%) Analyst
7 2 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.03%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.03%) Software Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.03%) Programmer
7 2 (3.03%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (3.03%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (13.64%) XML
1 9 (13.64%) CGI
1 9 (13.64%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (7.58%) HTML
3 4 (6.06%) CSS
4 2 (3.03%) .NET
4 2 (3.03%) XHTML
4 2 (3.03%) Middleware
4 2 (3.03%) Ajax
4 2 (3.03%) HTML5
5 1 (1.52%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.52%) JSON
5 1 (1.52%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.61%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (10.61%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.52%) Telematics
3 1 (1.52%) EqualLogic
3 1 (1.52%) Xbox
3 1 (1.52%) PlayStation
3 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Windows
2 23 (34.85%) Linux
3 16 (24.24%) UNIX
4 15 (22.73%) Solaris
5 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
8 8 (12.12%) Windows XP
9 7 (10.61%) SUSE
10 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
11 2 (3.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.70%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Change Control
3 10 (15.15%) Migration
4 8 (12.12%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.61%) Open Source
5 7 (10.61%) Analytics
5 7 (10.61%) Configuration Management
5 7 (10.61%) Project Management
6 6 (9.09%) PRINCE2
7 5 (7.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.58%) PRINCE
8 4 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (6.06%) Load Balancing
9 3 (4.55%) Information Security
9 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.55%) Network Design
9 3 (4.55%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.55%) Workflow
10 2 (3.03%) UML
10 2 (3.03%) OO
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.67%) Java
2 9 (13.64%) Ruby
3 5 (7.58%) PowerShell
4 4 (6.06%) C++
4 4 (6.06%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.06%) SQL
4 4 (6.06%) VB
5 2 (3.03%) VBA
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) Perl
5 2 (3.03%) PHP
5 2 (3.03%) C
5 2 (3.03%) C#
Qualifications
1 17 (25.76%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (21.21%) CCNA
3 8 (12.12%) Security Cleared
4 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.06%) PMP
5 4 (6.06%) PMI Certification
6 3 (4.55%) CCNP
7 2 (3.03%) CCSE
7 2 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (3.03%) Degree
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.52%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.52%) MCITP
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (25.76%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.06%) XenDesktop
3 4 (6.06%) vSphere
4 3 (4.55%) XenApp
5 2 (3.03%) XenServer
6 1 (1.52%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 3 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.03%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) SCOM
3 2 (3.03%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.52%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 25 (37.88%) Cisco
2 23 (34.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (21.21%) VMware
3 14 (21.21%) F5
4 11 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.15%) Oracle
6 9 (13.64%) CheckPoint
7 6 (9.09%) Symantec
7 6 (9.09%) Citrix
7 6 (9.09%) IBM
8 4 (6.06%) Dell
9 3 (4.55%) SAP
9 3 (4.55%) Sun
9 3 (4.55%) HP
9 3 (4.55%) Compaq
10 2 (3.03%) Juniper
10 2 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 2 (3.03%) Ericsson
10 2 (3.03%) Sophos
10 2 (3.03%) Autodesk
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