Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 6 months to 20 November 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 82 58
Rank change year-on-year +2 -24 +26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 91 91 146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.22% 2.15% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.01% 9.36% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 78
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.34% +3.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £253 £250 £204
90th Percentile £560 £475 £440
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.63 £35.33 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.43% +64.30% +72.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.81 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £47.15
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +33.33% -30.23% +22.86%

TCP/IP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 758 972 1077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.53% 23.00% 21.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 317 482 530
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £249 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 55 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -48.57% +100.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.45 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.41% +11.70% +26.83%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Berkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in Berkshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +19 40 £325 +23.81% 9
Slough +7 15 £308 -15.17%
Maidenhead -7 7 £525 +31.25%
Newbury -3 4 - -
Bracknell 0 3 £250 -50.00% 4
Wokingham +8 1 £130 -54.78% 1
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 49 (53.85%) Windows
2 46 (50.55%) DNS
3 40 (43.96%) Linux
4 29 (31.87%) VMware
5 27 (29.67%) Microsoft
5 27 (29.67%) Firewall
6 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
7 22 (24.18%) Cisco
7 22 (24.18%) WAN
7 22 (24.18%) DHCP
7 22 (24.18%) Bash Shell
8 21 (23.08%) Python
9 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
9 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (21.98%) Windows Server
10 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (20.88%) Oracle
10 19 (20.88%) LAN
11 18 (19.78%) VPN
11 18 (19.78%) Unix
11 18 (19.78%) Degree
12 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
12 17 (18.68%) Perl
12 17 (18.68%) Telecoms
13 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
14 15 (16.48%) Ansible
15 14 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
15 14 (15.38%) Puppet
15 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
15 14 (15.38%) JIRA

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 10 (10.99%) IIS
2 8 (8.79%) Confluence
3 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.40%) OpenStack
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.20%) Apache
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.09%) Office 365
2 10 (10.99%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (10.99%) IaaS
2 10 (10.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (8.79%) Slack
3 8 (8.79%) Trello
4 5 (5.49%) SaaS
5 4 (4.40%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.30%) PaaS
7 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.55%) DNS
2 27 (29.67%) Firewall
3 22 (24.18%) DHCP
3 22 (24.18%) WAN
4 19 (20.88%) LAN
5 18 (19.78%) VPN
6 11 (12.09%) BGP
6 11 (12.09%) FTP
6 11 (12.09%) MPLS
7 9 (9.89%) Ethernet
7 9 (9.89%) Network Security
7 9 (9.89%) SAN
7 9 (9.89%) Wireless
8 8 (8.79%) Fibre Channel
8 8 (8.79%) Internet
8 8 (8.79%) NAS
9 7 (7.69%) OSPF
10 6 (6.59%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.59%) HTTP
10 6 (6.59%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (21.98%) SQL Server
2 8 (8.79%) Relational Database
2 8 (8.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (6.59%) Oracle Exadata
4 4 (4.40%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.20%) MySQL
6 2 (2.20%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
7 1 (1.10%) GIS
7 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (15.38%) JIRA
2 9 (9.89%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (8.79%) git-flow
3 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
3 8 (8.79%) Maven
3 8 (8.79%) Sonatype Nexus
3 8 (8.79%) TeamCity
4 4 (4.40%) JMeter
4 4 (4.40%) LoadRunner
5 1 (1.10%) Metasploit
5 1 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 17 (18.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (6.59%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Back Office
4 2 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Automotive
5 1 (1.10%) Electronics
5 1 (1.10%) French Language
5 1 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (1.10%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Administrator
2 14 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 12 (13.19%) Architect
4 8 (8.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Systems Administrator
5 7 (7.69%) Analyst
5 7 (7.69%) Windows Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) Data Centre Technician
6 6 (6.59%) Server Administrator
6 6 (6.59%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Consultant
7 5 (5.49%) Data Technician
7 5 (5.49%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.40%) Cloud Architect
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Performance Tester
8 4 (4.40%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.38%) Web Services
2 7 (7.69%) JSON
2 7 (7.69%) pytest
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
4 4 (4.40%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (4.40%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.30%) SOAP
5 3 (3.30%) XML
6 2 (2.20%) Regular Expression
7 1 (1.10%) 802.1X
7 1 (1.10%) Ajax
7 1 (1.10%) CSS
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) REST
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (13.19%) Data Centre
3 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
4 8 (8.79%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.59%) Oracle Exalogic
6 6 (6.59%) Replication
7 5 (5.49%) Public Cloud
8 4 (4.40%) Mobile App
9 3 (3.30%) FMCG
9 3 (3.30%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (3.30%) iPad
9 3 (3.30%) iPhone
10 2 (2.20%) Clustering
10 2 (2.20%) Derivative
10 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
11 1 (1.10%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 1 (1.10%) PKI
11 1 (1.10%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.85%) Windows
2 40 (43.96%) Linux
3 20 (21.98%) Windows Server
4 18 (19.78%) Unix
5 16 (17.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (12.09%) Solaris
8 8 (8.79%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.79%) Windows 7
8 8 (8.79%) Windows 8
9 7 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (4.40%) Apple iOS
12 2 (2.20%) Debian
12 2 (2.20%) SUSE
12 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
12 2 (2.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (13.19%) DevOps
3 11 (12.09%) ITIL
4 10 (10.99%) SOA
5 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
6 8 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.79%) Microservices
6 8 (8.79%) Scrum
6 8 (8.79%) Test Automation
6 8 (8.79%) User Stories
7 7 (7.69%) Contingency Planning
7 7 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (7.69%) Mentoring
7 7 (7.69%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (7.69%) Release Management
8 6 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
8 6 (6.59%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (6.59%) High Availability
9 5 (5.49%) Migration
9 5 (5.49%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (24.18%) Bash Shell
2 21 (23.08%) Python
3 17 (18.68%) Perl
4 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
5 8 (8.79%) Groovy
5 8 (8.79%) Ruby
5 8 (8.79%) SQL
6 6 (6.59%) C
7 4 (4.40%) C-shell
7 4 (4.40%) Korn
8 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 18 (19.78%) Degree
2 17 (18.68%) Security Cleared
3 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (15.38%) SC Cleared
4 13 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (13.19%) CCNP
6 11 (12.09%) CCNA
7 6 (6.59%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (6.59%) MCSE
8 4 (4.40%) A+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (4.40%) MCSA
8 4 (4.40%) Network+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) Security+ Certification
8 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (3.30%) BC Cleared
9 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.30%) MCP
10 2 (2.20%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) QA
System Software
1 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (12.09%) Hyper-V
5 10 (10.99%) Xen
6 8 (8.79%) Docker
7 6 (6.59%) XenApp
7 6 (6.59%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.30%) NFS
8 3 (3.30%) vSphere
9 2 (2.20%) Openswan
10 1 (1.10%) pfSense
10 1 (1.10%) Squid
Systems Management
1 15 (16.48%) Ansible
2 14 (15.38%) Opscode Chef
2 14 (15.38%) Puppet
3 7 (7.69%) Salt
4 6 (6.59%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
6 4 (4.40%) WSUS
7 3 (3.30%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.20%) Netcool
8 2 (2.20%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (1.10%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.10%) OVSD
9 1 (1.10%) PowerCLI
9 1 (1.10%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (31.87%) VMware
2 27 (29.67%) Microsoft
3 22 (24.18%) Cisco
4 19 (20.88%) Oracle
5 14 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 12 (13.19%) Juniper
7 11 (12.09%) Citrix
8 9 (9.89%) Sun
9 7 (7.69%) HP
9 7 (7.69%) Symantec
10 6 (6.59%) Apple
11 5 (5.49%) Forcepoint
11 5 (5.49%) MobileIron
11 5 (5.49%) Palo Alto
11 5 (5.49%) Polycom
12 4 (4.40%) AppDynamics
12 4 (4.40%) Canon
12 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
12 4 (4.40%) IBM
12 4 (4.40%) Veeam