Period
to 16 January 2018

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 16 January 2018 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 68 53
Rank change year-on-year -2 -15 +34
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 109 103 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.65% 2.58% 3.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.87% 11.26% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 45 75
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £363 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -0.68% +10.19%
10th Percentile £270 £209 £204
90th Percentile £550 £595 £440
South East median daily rate £400 £352 £350
% change year-on-year +13.64% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 12
Berkshire median hourly rate £27.50 £55.65 £35.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.58% +55.43% +154.39%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £12.88
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £168.30
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £15.00 £28.75
% change year-on-year +20.00% -47.83% -14.37%

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 786 915 1,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.12% 22.88% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 445 544
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £232 £225 £229
90th Percentile £600 £538 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 52 48
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.81 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.24% -51.45% +115.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.28 £13.99
90th Percentile £42.25 £55.00 £54.78
South East median hourly rate £17.49 £23.09 £32.50
% change year-on-year -24.25% -28.95% +62.50%

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018.

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 16 January 2018. 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 +4 44 £355 -25.26% 11
Slough +1 15 £308 -15.17%
Bracknell -2 10 £510 +2.00% 5
Maidenhead -6 7 £525 +31.25% 1
Newbury -15 5 £450 - 1
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Linux
3 49 (44.95%) DNS
4 38 (34.86%) VMware
5 36 (33.03%) Firewall
6 28 (25.69%) SQL Server
7 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
7 27 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 24 (22.02%) Bash Shell
8 24 (22.02%) WAN
9 23 (21.10%) PaaS
10 22 (20.18%) Python
11 21 (19.27%) Active Directory
11 21 (19.27%) JIRA
11 21 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 21 (19.27%) REST
12 19 (17.43%) IaaS
12 19 (17.43%) Relational Database
12 19 (17.43%) Windows Server
12 19 (17.43%) Cisco
12 19 (17.43%) DHCP
13 18 (16.51%) VPN
13 18 (16.51%) IIS
13 18 (16.51%) Perl
13 18 (16.51%) Oracle
13 18 (16.51%) SaaS
13 18 (16.51%) Puppet
13 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
13 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
14 17 (15.60%) TeamCity

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 18 (16.51%) IIS
2 17 (15.60%) Confluence
3 4 (3.67%) Apache
3 4 (3.67%) OpenStack
3 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (3.67%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.83%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.83%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.92%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.92%) JBoss
5 1 (0.92%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (4.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.10%) PaaS
2 21 (19.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (17.43%) IaaS
4 18 (16.51%) SaaS
5 13 (11.93%) Office 365
6 9 (8.26%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (7.34%) Slack
7 8 (7.34%) Trello
8 5 (4.59%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.92%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 49 (44.95%) DNS
2 36 (33.03%) Firewall
3 24 (22.02%) WAN
4 19 (17.43%) DHCP
5 18 (16.51%) VPN
6 17 (15.60%) LAN
7 13 (11.93%) HTTP
8 12 (11.01%) FTP
9 11 (10.09%) BGP
9 11 (10.09%) Internet
9 11 (10.09%) MQTT
9 11 (10.09%) SAN
10 10 (9.17%) MPLS
11 9 (8.26%) NAS
12 8 (7.34%) OSPF
12 8 (7.34%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (6.42%) Ethernet
13 7 (6.42%) Network Security
13 7 (6.42%) Wireless
14 6 (5.50%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (25.69%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.43%) Relational Database
3 11 (10.09%) RDBMS
4 9 (8.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (8.26%) MySQL
5 8 (7.34%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (7.34%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (5.50%) Oracle Exadata
7 4 (3.67%) SQL Server 2014
8 3 (2.75%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.92%) Geospatial Data
10 1 (0.92%) GIS
10 1 (0.92%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (19.27%) JIRA
2 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
3 17 (15.60%) Maven
3 17 (15.60%) TeamCity
4 9 (8.26%) Eclipse
4 9 (8.26%) NuGet
4 9 (8.26%) Octopus Deploy
4 9 (8.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (8.26%) Visual Studio
5 8 (7.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (7.34%) git-flow
5 8 (7.34%) Jenkins
5 8 (7.34%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.67%) JMeter
6 4 (3.67%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.83%) Bugzilla
8 1 (0.92%) Metasploit
General
1 15 (13.76%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.01%) Automotive
3 6 (5.50%) Finance
3 6 (5.50%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.83%) Games
6 1 (0.92%) Electronics
6 1 (0.92%) French Language
6 1 (0.92%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (21.10%) Architect
2 18 (16.51%) Administrator
3 14 (12.84%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (11.01%) Developer
5 10 (9.17%) Network Engineer
6 9 (8.26%) Java Developer
6 9 (8.26%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (7.34%) Analyst
7 8 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (6.42%) Windows Administrator
9 6 (5.50%) Linux Administrator
9 6 (5.50%) Server Administrator
9 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Automation Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
10 5 (4.59%) Data Centre Technician
11 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) 3rd Line Support
11 4 (3.67%) Consultant
11 4 (3.67%) Data Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (19.27%) REST
2 16 (14.68%) Web Services
3 14 (12.84%) XML
4 9 (8.26%) .NET
5 8 (7.34%) .NET Core
6 7 (6.42%) JSON
6 7 (6.42%) PostGIS
6 7 (6.42%) pytest
7 5 (4.59%) HTML
8 4 (3.67%) IBM Integration Bus
8 4 (3.67%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (2.75%) SOAP
10 2 (1.83%) Regular Expression
10 2 (1.83%) Silverlight
11 1 (0.92%) 802.1X
11 1 (0.92%) Ajax
11 1 (0.92%) CSS
11 1 (0.92%) J2EE
11 1 (0.92%) Middleware
11 1 (0.92%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (10.09%) Computer Science
2 11 (10.09%) Mobile App
3 9 (8.26%) Data Centre
4 8 (7.34%) Replication
5 7 (6.42%) Infotainment
5 7 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (5.50%) Oracle Exalogic
6 6 (5.50%) Public Cloud
7 5 (4.59%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.67%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (2.75%) FMCG
9 3 (2.75%) iPad
9 3 (2.75%) iPhone
9 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Licensing
10 2 (1.83%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
10 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.83%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.83%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.46%) Windows
2 52 (47.71%) Linux
3 19 (17.43%) Windows Server
4 17 (15.60%) Unix
5 15 (13.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (11.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (11.01%) Solaris
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 10
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 7
7 8 (7.34%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.42%) SUSE
9 6 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.67%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 2 (1.83%) Debian
12 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
12 2 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.92%) AIX
13 1 (0.92%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Microservices
2 16 (14.68%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (12.84%) Disaster Recovery
4 13 (11.93%) DevOps
5 12 (11.01%) Change Control
5 12 (11.01%) ITIL
5 12 (11.01%) SDLC
6 11 (10.09%) Data Integration
6 11 (10.09%) Telematics
7 10 (9.17%) SOA
7 10 (9.17%) Validation
8 9 (8.26%) Configuration Management
8 9 (8.26%) Low Latency
8 9 (8.26%) Multithreading
9 8 (7.34%) Project Planning
9 8 (7.34%) Scrum
9 8 (7.34%) TDD
9 8 (7.34%) User Stories
10 7 (6.42%) Enterprise Architecture
10 7 (6.42%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.02%) Bash Shell
2 22 (20.18%) Python
3 18 (16.51%) Perl
4 11 (10.09%) PowerShell
5 9 (8.26%) C#
5 9 (8.26%) C++
5 9 (8.26%) CQL
5 9 (8.26%) Java
6 8 (7.34%) Groovy
6 8 (7.34%) Ruby
6 8 (7.34%) SQL
7 6 (5.50%) C
8 4 (3.67%) C-shell
8 4 (3.67%) Korn
9 2 (1.83%) JavaScript
9 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 17 (15.60%) Degree
3 14 (12.84%) SC Cleared
4 12 (11.01%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (9.17%) CCNA
6 10 (9.17%) CCNP
7 6 (5.50%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.67%) A+ Certification
8 4 (3.67%) CompTIA Security+
8 4 (3.67%) MCSE
8 4 (3.67%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (2.75%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.75%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.75%) DV Cleared
9 3 (2.75%) MCSA
9 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.83%) CCENT
10 2 (1.83%) MCP
11 1 (0.92%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) ISO 9001
1 8 (7.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
3 3 (2.75%) QA
System Software
1 27 (24.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (19.27%) Active Directory
3 14 (12.84%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (9.17%) Xen
5 9 (8.26%) Hyper-V
6 8 (7.34%) Docker
7 6 (5.50%) XenApp
7 6 (5.50%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.75%) vSphere
9 2 (1.83%) NFS
10 1 (0.92%) Openswan
10 1 (0.92%) Samba
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) Puppet
2 15 (13.76%) Ansible
3 14 (12.84%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (8.26%) Opsview
5 7 (6.42%) Salt
6 6 (5.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (4.59%) Kubernetes
8 4 (3.67%) WSUS
9 3 (2.75%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.83%) Netcool
10 2 (1.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 2 (1.83%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.92%) Cisco UCCX
11 1 (0.92%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 38 (34.86%) VMware
2 27 (24.77%) Microsoft
3 19 (17.43%) Cisco
4 18 (16.51%) Oracle
5 14 (12.84%) Red Hat
6 10 (9.17%) Citrix
6 10 (9.17%) Sun
7 9 (8.26%) Juniper
8 8 (7.34%) Apple
9 7 (6.42%) Symantec
10 6 (5.50%) HP
11 5 (4.59%) Forcepoint
11 5 (4.59%) MobileIron
11 5 (4.59%) Polycom
12 4 (3.67%) AppDynamics
12 4 (3.67%) Canon
12 4 (3.67%) IBM
12 4 (3.67%) Veeam
13 2 (1.83%) Adobe
13 2 (1.83%) Dell