The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for TCP/IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TCP/IP over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 - 44
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.09% - 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.71% - 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Median daily rate £200 - £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £337
% change year-on-year +12.67% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +19.61%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28 26 45
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 10.18% 8.52% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 15 28
Median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £274 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 9
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +12.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Bedfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Bedfordshire over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Bedfordshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

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 Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 March 2017. 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 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
Luton - 3 £288 -
Bedford - 1 £200 -
TCP/IP
East of England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) Ansible
3 1 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) DHCP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) VPN
1 3 (60.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (20.00%) DMVPN
2 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) H.323
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) ISDN
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) SSL
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) VoIP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (20.00%) DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (20.00%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) CTC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Mitel
2 1 (20.00%) Riverbed
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds