The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 89 65 90
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +25
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 29 39 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.22% 2.13% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.36% 14.39% 5.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 11 3
Average daily rate £325 £168 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.02% -44.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £108 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £265 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £275 £325
% change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.75 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.20 £20.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £20.50 £36.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-11.76% -42.37%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
TCP/IP
England

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 18 April 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
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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire 0 8 £325 -
Shropshire -1 6 £235 -11.32% 1
Birmingham -8 5 £450 +12.50% 4
Coventry -11 3 £425 +309.63%
Solihull - 2 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 - -
Worcestershire - - - - 4
Sutton Coldfield - - - -
Walsall - - - - 2
Herefordshire - - - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) WAN
3 20 (44.44%) LAN
4 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
5 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
6 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
6 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
7 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (17.78%) MS Office
9 8 (17.78%) Firewall
9 8 (17.78%) VMware
10 7 (15.56%) Citrix
11 6 (13.33%) CCNA
11 6 (13.33%) ADSL
11 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
11 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
11 6 (13.33%) XenApp
11 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (11.11%) Lync
12 5 (11.11%) CCENT
12 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (11.11%) Migration
12 5 (11.11%) DHCP
12 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
12 5 (11.11%) HP
13 4 (8.89%) Cisco
13 4 (8.89%) CCNP
13 4 (8.89%) UNIX

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (11.11%) Lync
1 5 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (2.22%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.22%) CMS
3 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.22%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) Apache
3 1 (2.22%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Office
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (48.89%) WAN
2 20 (44.44%) LAN
3 8 (17.78%) Firewall
4 6 (13.33%) ADSL
4 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
5 5 (11.11%) DHCP
6 4 (8.89%) DNS
7 3 (6.67%) Network Security
7 3 (6.67%) DSL
7 3 (6.67%) VoIP
7 3 (6.67%) VPN
7 3 (6.67%) SAN
8 2 (4.44%) 3G
8 2 (4.44%) OSPF
8 2 (4.44%) SNMP
8 2 (4.44%) HTTP
8 2 (4.44%) BGP
8 2 (4.44%) Wireless
8 2 (4.44%) 4G
9 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.22%) Oracle Database 10g
General
1 6 (13.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Retail
3 1 (2.22%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Legal
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Network Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.67%) IT Support
4 3 (6.67%) C# Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Consultant
5 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (4.44%) Help Desk Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Network Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (4.44%) Server Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Implementation Manager
5 2 (4.44%) Citrix Specialist
5 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) WPF
1 3 (6.67%) Silverlight
2 2 (4.44%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.22%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.44%) PDA
2 1 (2.22%) Open Source
2 1 (2.22%) Statistics
2 1 (2.22%) SCADA
2 1 (2.22%) Clustering
2 1 (2.22%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 30 (66.67%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Windows XP
3 13 (28.89%) Windows 7
4 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.89%) UNIX
7 1 (2.22%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (11.11%) Migration
2 4 (8.89%) ITIL
2 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
2 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.67%) Network Management
3 3 (6.67%) Change Control
3 3 (6.67%) Scrum
4 2 (4.44%) Service Management
4 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.44%) CAFM
4 2 (4.44%) Network Design
4 2 (4.44%) TDD
4 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
4 2 (4.44%) ITIL V3
4 2 (4.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (4.44%) WAN Optimisation
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.89%) C#
2 3 (6.67%) C++
3 2 (4.44%) SQL
4 1 (2.22%) Java
4 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (13.33%) CCNA
3 5 (11.11%) CCENT
4 4 (8.89%) CCNP
4 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.67%) CCDP
6 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (4.44%) CCDA
6 2 (4.44%) MCSE
7 1 (2.22%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.22%) MCITP
7 1 (2.22%) Degree
7 1 (2.22%) CCSE
7 1 (2.22%) MCP
7 1 (2.22%) CCIE
7 1 (2.22%) OCP
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (42.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.33%) XenApp
2 6 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
2 1 (2.22%) SCOM
2 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.78%) VMware
3 7 (15.56%) Citrix
4 5 (11.11%) HP
5 4 (8.89%) Cisco
5 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
6 3 (6.67%) SolarWinds
6 3 (6.67%) F5
6 3 (6.67%) Lotus
7 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.22%) Google
8 1 (2.22%) LANDesk
8 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.22%) Cramer
8 1 (2.22%) BT
8 1 (2.22%) Oracle
8 1 (2.22%) Dell
8 1 (2.22%) IBM
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) McAfee