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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 101 100 74
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 41 21 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.48% 0.82% 1.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.52% 6.10% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 14 19
Median daily rate £463 £285 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.28% +42.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £157 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £358
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 12
Median hourly rate £25.00 £18.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.13% -1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.40 £13.45 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.80 £22.50 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+86.11% -5.26%
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
356 344 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.86% 13.45% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 166 197
Median daily rate £400 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 31 34
Median hourly rate £15.71 £17.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.47% -11.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £11.00 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.55 £29.54
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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
Birmingham -11 14 £500 +25.00% 3
Shropshire - 9 £463 -
Solihull - 7 £563 -
Warwickshire - 4 £363 - 4
Coventry -16 3 £450 +66.66% 3
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 2 December 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 38 (50.67%) Linux
2 28 (37.33%) HTTP
3 27 (36.00%) DNS
4 26 (34.67%) Windows
5 23 (30.67%) Jenkins
6 22 (29.33%) DevOps
7 21 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (28.00%) Configuration Management
8 20 (26.67%) Unix
8 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
8 20 (26.67%) Git (software)
8 20 (26.67%) Puppet
9 19 (25.33%) SSL
9 19 (25.33%) Ansible
10 18 (24.00%) Subversion
11 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
11 17 (22.67%) Python
11 17 (22.67%) WAN
12 16 (21.33%) Firewall
12 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
13 15 (20.00%) LAN
14 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
14 14 (18.67%) Open Source
14 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (18.67%) Windows Server
15 13 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
15 13 (17.33%) Ruby
15 13 (17.33%) VPN
16 12 (16.00%) Web Services

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 (12.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.00%) Apache
3 5 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (6.67%) JBoss
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle Application Server
3 5 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (6.67%) WebLogic
4 4 (5.33%) nginx
5 3 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.00%) IIS
5 3 (4.00%) MindAlign
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.67%) CMS
6 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.67%) TPMS
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Domino
7 1 (1.33%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (4.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
3 1 (1.33%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (4.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (4.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (4.00%) Route 53
2 3 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.33%) GitHub
3 1 (1.33%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.33%) HTTP
2 27 (36.00%) DNS
3 19 (25.33%) SSL
4 17 (22.67%) WAN
5 16 (21.33%) Firewall
6 15 (20.00%) LAN
7 13 (17.33%) VPN
8 10 (13.33%) Network Security
9 9 (12.00%) DHCP
10 8 (10.67%) LDAP
10 8 (10.67%) MPLS
11 7 (9.33%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (8.00%) Wireless
13 5 (6.67%) BGP
13 5 (6.67%) OSPF
13 5 (6.67%) SAN
13 5 (6.67%) SMTP
13 5 (6.67%) VLAN
14 4 (5.33%) iSCSI
14 4 (5.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.00%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (14.67%) MongoDB
3 10 (13.33%) MySQL
4 7 (9.33%) SQL Server
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (6.67%) Oracle Database
7 3 (4.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (4.00%) Relational Database
7 3 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.33%) Big Data
8 1 (1.33%) DB2
8 1 (1.33%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 23 (30.67%) Jenkins
2 20 (26.67%) Git (software)
3 18 (24.00%) Subversion
4 9 (12.00%) Selenium
5 8 (10.67%) Apache Ivy
5 8 (10.67%) ClearCase
5 8 (10.67%) ClearQuest
5 8 (10.67%) JUnit
5 8 (10.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.67%) GoCD
6 2 (2.67%) IntelliJ
6 2 (2.67%) Vagrant
6 2 (2.67%) WebLogic Workshop
7 1 (1.33%) Ant
7 1 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.33%) Grunt
7 1 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (1.33%) NetBeans
7 1 (1.33%) Sublime Text
General
1 4 (5.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.67%) Back Office
2 2 (2.67%) Electronics
3 1 (1.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (17.33%) Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
2 8 (10.67%) Security Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) DevOps Specialist
5 5 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 5 (6.67%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
6 4 (5.33%) Consultant
6 4 (5.33%) Developer
7 3 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 3 (4.00%) Administrator
7 3 (4.00%) Desktop Support
7 3 (4.00%) Network Manager
7 3 (4.00%) Security Specialist
7 3 (4.00%) Support Analyst
7 3 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.00%) Web Services
2 5 (6.67%) SAML
3 3 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (4.00%) ELK Stack
3 3 (4.00%) JSON
3 3 (4.00%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.00%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.00%) Node.js
3 3 (4.00%) Sensu
3 3 (4.00%) Yocto
4 2 (2.67%) Ajax
4 2 (2.67%) WebSockets
5 1 (1.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.33%) CSS
5 1 (1.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.33%) jQuery
5 1 (1.33%) Play Framework
5 1 (1.33%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.33%) Servlets
5 1 (1.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (6.67%) Mobile App
2 4 (5.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (4.00%) PKI
3 3 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (2.67%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.67%) User Experience
5 1 (1.33%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.33%) Clustering
5 1 (1.33%) Handset
5 1 (1.33%) IVR
5 1 (1.33%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.33%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 38 (50.67%) Linux
2 26 (34.67%) Windows
3 20 (26.67%) Unix
4 14 (18.67%) Windows Server
5 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (12.00%) Apple iOS
7 8 (10.67%) AIX
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (5.33%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (5.33%) Solaris
11 3 (4.00%) VxWorks
11 3 (4.00%) Windows 7
11 3 (4.00%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.67%) CentOS
12 2 (2.67%) SUSE
13 1 (1.33%) Ubuntu
13 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000
13 1 (1.33%) Windows Vista
13 1 (1.33%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.33%) DevOps
2 21 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 20 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (22.67%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (18.67%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (18.67%) Open Source
6 9 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 9 (12.00%) SIEM
7 8 (10.67%) Web Operations
8 7 (9.33%) Software Engineering
9 6 (8.00%) ITIL
9 6 (8.00%) Use Case
10 5 (6.67%) Identity Access Management
10 5 (6.67%) Target Operating Model
11 4 (5.33%) Project Management
12 3 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (4.00%) Regression Testing
12 3 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (4.00%) Service Management
12 3 (4.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.67%) Python
2 13 (17.33%) Ruby
3 10 (13.33%) PHP
4 8 (10.67%) C
5 7 (9.33%) Java
5 7 (9.33%) SQL
6 4 (5.33%) Bash Shell
6 4 (5.33%) Perl
7 3 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (4.00%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.67%) Scala
9 1 (1.33%) C#
9 1 (1.33%) C++
9 1 (1.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.33%) Groovy
9 1 (1.33%) Haskell
9 1 (1.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (26.67%) Security Cleared
2 16 (21.33%) SC Cleared
3 9 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (8.00%) CCNA
5 5 (6.67%) CCNP
5 5 (6.67%) Degree
6 4 (5.33%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (4.00%) CCIE
8 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
8 2 (2.67%) MCSE
8 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.33%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.33%) MCITP
9 1 (1.33%) MCSA
9 1 (1.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.33%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.67%) SLA
3 1 (1.33%) GPG13
System Software
1 14 (18.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) XenApp
4 3 (4.00%) Sendmail
4 3 (4.00%) vSphere
5 2 (2.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (1.33%) Docker
6 1 (1.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
6 1 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 21 (28.00%) Opscode Chef
2 20 (26.67%) Puppet
3 19 (25.33%) Ansible
4 11 (14.67%) Salt
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Management
5 5 (6.67%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 5 (6.67%) Terraform
6 4 (5.33%) Kibana
7 3 (4.00%) collectd
7 3 (4.00%) logstash
7 3 (4.00%) NetBackup
7 3 (4.00%) Nexpose
7 3 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (4.00%) StatsD
8 2 (2.67%) Packer
9 1 (1.33%) ArcSight ESM
9 1 (1.33%) Grafana
9 1 (1.33%) SCCM
9 1 (1.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (14.67%) Cisco
1 11 (14.67%) Intel Security
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (14.67%) Rackspace
2 8 (10.67%) VMware
3 6 (8.00%) Citrix
3 6 (8.00%) Juniper
3 6 (8.00%) Oracle
3 6 (8.00%) Symantec
4 5 (6.67%) ArcSight
5 4 (5.33%) F5
5 4 (5.33%) Sophos
6 3 (4.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (4.00%) EMC
6 3 (4.00%) GFI Software
6 3 (4.00%) Proofpoint
6 3 (4.00%) Rapid7
6 3 (4.00%) Sourcefire
6 3 (4.00%) Splunk
6 3 (4.00%) TippingPoint
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