The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Belfast 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 27 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
County Antrim / Belfast
Rank 35 22 22
Rank change year-on-year -13 0  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Belfast 1.94% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.81% 4.17% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £100
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 £19.09 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.55% +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 Belfast with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Belfast
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 27 24 20
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Belfast 13.11% 21.82% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Belfast

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Belfast 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 Belfast

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Belfast

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Belfast

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Belfast

TCP/IP
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Belfast

For the 6 months to 27 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 Belfast region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (66.67%) Billing
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) STL
4 1 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Belfast 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Implementation Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (16.67%) STL
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle