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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
Rank 75 81 70
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 47 21 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.91% 1.06% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 6.84% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 7 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.47% +23.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £217 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £450 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £290 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.06% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -37.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £18.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-14.66% +4.16%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
388 307 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.80% 15.45% 14.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 138 138
Average daily rate £315 £323 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.32% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 35 32
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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 31 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 July 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
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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
Birmingham +17 26 £245 -42.35% 4
Warwickshire -1 7 £335 +39.58% 4
Shropshire +1 3 £188 - 3
Worcestershire -10 3 £155 - 2
Coventry -11 3 - - 5
Staffordshire - 2 - - 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - -
Solihull - - - -
Sutton Coldfield - - - - 1
TCP/IP
England

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
3 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
4 31 (40.26%) WAN
5 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
6 28 (36.36%) LAN
7 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
7 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
8 19 (24.68%) VMware
9 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
11 15 (19.48%) DNS
11 15 (19.48%) Cisco
12 13 (16.88%) SAN
13 12 (15.58%) MS Office
14 11 (14.29%) Citrix
15 10 (12.99%) Firewall
16 9 (11.69%) DHCP
16 9 (11.69%) XenApp
16 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
17 8 (10.39%) VPN
17 8 (10.39%) Lotus
17 8 (10.39%) ITIL
17 8 (10.39%) ADSL
17 8 (10.39%) Linux
17 8 (10.39%) IBM Notes
17 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
18 7 (9.09%) Migration
18 7 (9.09%) VoIP
18 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (25.97%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.39%) IBM Notes
3 3 (3.90%) Lync
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.30%) CICS
5 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.30%) TPMS
5 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 20 (25.97%) MS Excel
2 12 (15.58%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (40.26%) WAN
2 28 (36.36%) LAN
3 15 (19.48%) DNS
4 13 (16.88%) SAN
5 10 (12.99%) Firewall
6 9 (11.69%) DHCP
7 8 (10.39%) ADSL
7 8 (10.39%) VPN
8 7 (9.09%) VoIP
9 5 (6.49%) WLAN
10 4 (5.19%) Network Security
11 3 (3.90%) Wireless
11 3 (3.90%) NAS
11 3 (3.90%) 3G
11 3 (3.90%) Ethernet
12 2 (2.60%) HTTP
12 2 (2.60%) HTTPS
12 2 (2.60%) OSPF
12 2 (2.60%) BGP
12 2 (2.60%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.19%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.30%) DB2
3 1 (1.30%) Informix
3 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Oracle Forms
General
1 4 (5.19%) Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
2 3 (3.90%) Corporate Banking
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Automotive
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.30%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 15 (19.48%) Support Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (10.39%) Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) Implementation Manager
5 6 (7.79%) Consultant
5 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.49%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.19%) Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Customer Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Customer Support Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Technician
8 3 (3.90%) C# Developer
8 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.90%) WPF
1 3 (3.90%) Silverlight
2 1 (1.30%) HTML5
2 1 (1.30%) HTML
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.30%) EJB
2 1 (1.30%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.19%) Client/Server
2 2 (2.60%) Clustering
3 1 (1.30%) SCADA
3 1 (1.30%) FMCG
3 1 (1.30%) Telematics
3 1 (1.30%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 53 (68.83%) Windows
2 32 (41.56%) Windows XP
3 18 (23.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (20.78%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.39%) Linux
6 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (5.19%) UNIX
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.60%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.60%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.60%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.30%) Solaris
9 1 (1.30%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.39%) ITIL
1 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
2 7 (9.09%) Migration
3 5 (6.49%) Change Control
4 4 (5.19%) Performance Analysis
4 4 (5.19%) Performance Improvement
4 4 (5.19%) Scrum
5 3 (3.90%) TDD
5 3 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (3.90%) Software Engineering
5 3 (3.90%) Fund Management
5 3 (3.90%) Wealth Management
5 3 (3.90%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.60%) Test Strategy
6 2 (2.60%) WAN Optimisation
6 2 (2.60%) CAFM
6 2 (2.60%) Project Management
6 2 (2.60%) Validation
6 2 (2.60%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.19%) C#
2 3 (3.90%) C++
2 3 (3.90%) C
3 2 (2.60%) SQL
4 1 (1.30%) Embedded C
4 1 (1.30%) Pascal
4 1 (1.30%) Delphi
4 1 (1.30%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (5.19%) CCNA
5 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (3.90%) MCSE
6 2 (2.60%) CCNP
6 2 (2.60%) Degree
7 1 (1.30%) CCDP
7 1 (1.30%) MCP
7 1 (1.30%) CCIE
7 1 (1.30%) PMP
7 1 (1.30%) PMI Certification
7 1 (1.30%) CCSE
7 1 (1.30%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.30%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.30%) QA
2 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.30%) GPG13
System Software
1 38 (49.35%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.69%) XenApp
3 7 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.90%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
6 1 (1.30%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.30%) Snort
6 1 (1.30%) Squid
6 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) SCCM
2 2 (2.60%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.30%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 29 (37.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (24.68%) VMware
3 15 (19.48%) Cisco
4 11 (14.29%) Citrix
5 8 (10.39%) Lotus
6 6 (7.79%) CheckPoint
6 6 (7.79%) HP
6 6 (7.79%) Blue Coat
7 5 (6.49%) Oracle
8 4 (5.19%) Juniper
9 3 (3.90%) Avaya
9 3 (3.90%) F5
10 2 (2.60%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.60%) Mitel
10 2 (2.60%) Compaq
10 2 (2.60%) Dell
10 2 (2.60%) NetApp
10 2 (2.60%) Radware
10 2 (2.60%) Sophos
11 1 (1.30%) Websense
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