Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 70 97
Rank change year-on-year -15 +27 -43
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 82 98 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.11% 2.46% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.37% 12.81% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 46 36
Berkshire median daily rate £475 £363 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.03% - +3.57%
10th Percentile £231 £256 £250
90th Percentile £550 £556 £410
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £342
% change year-on-year - +16.96% -2.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 6
Berkshire median hourly rate £19.50 £33.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.91% +69.23% +9.86%
10th Percentile £14.48 £12.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £20.00 £49.13 £55.65
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £23.14 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.57% +32.23% -2.78%

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 721 765 1,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.51% 19.20% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 335 501
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £198 £250 £255
90th Percentile £550 £613 £525
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 45 55
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.25 £13.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.19% -6.90% -46.30%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.45 £45.40 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £24.23
% change year-on-year +38.89% -25.70% +10.11%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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
Slough +3 24 £475 +40.74% 3
Reading -32 21 £425 +25.93% 11
Bracknell +10 13 £238 -5.00% 4
Newbury -7 4 £400 -
Maidenhead -4 2 - - 3
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 21 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 47 (57.32%) Firewall
2 38 (46.34%) Internet
3 33 (40.24%) Windows
4 31 (37.80%) Linux
5 29 (35.37%) VPN
6 25 (30.49%) Python
7 24 (29.27%) DNS
7 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
7 24 (29.27%) WAN
7 24 (29.27%) Telecoms
8 23 (28.05%) Network Architecture
9 21 (25.61%) BGP
9 21 (25.61%) Cisco
10 20 (24.39%) LAN
10 20 (24.39%) OSPF
11 19 (23.17%) SQL
11 19 (23.17%) Analytics
11 19 (23.17%) Kalman Filter
12 18 (21.95%) Open Source
12 18 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
12 18 (21.95%) MPLS
13 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
13 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
14 16 (19.51%) SSH
14 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
15 15 (18.29%) Flink
15 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (18.29%) Apache Spark
15 15 (18.29%) Spark Streaming
15 15 (18.29%) Data Ingestion

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 15 (18.29%) Apache Spark
2 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.44%) Confluence
3 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.44%) IIS
3 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
3 2 (2.44%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (15.85%) SaaS
3 11 (13.41%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (6.10%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (6.10%) Azure Functions
5 5 (6.10%) GitHub
5 5 (6.10%) Serverless
6 4 (4.88%) Office 365
7 2 (2.44%) Akamai
7 2 (2.44%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 47 (57.32%) Firewall
2 38 (46.34%) Internet
3 29 (35.37%) VPN
4 24 (29.27%) DNS
4 24 (29.27%) WAN
5 21 (25.61%) BGP
6 20 (24.39%) LAN
6 20 (24.39%) OSPF
7 18 (21.95%) MPLS
8 16 (19.51%) SSH
9 10 (12.20%) Reverse Proxy
10 9 (10.98%) WLAN
11 7 (8.54%) EIGRP
11 7 (8.54%) RIP
11 7 (8.54%) VLAN
12 6 (7.32%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (7.32%) DHCP
12 6 (7.32%) DWDM
12 6 (7.32%) Network Security
12 6 (7.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) Apache Hive
1 15 (18.29%) Big Data
1 15 (18.29%) Flink
1 15 (18.29%) Hadoop
2 5 (6.10%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (6.10%) RDBMS
2 5 (6.10%) Relational Database
3 4 (4.88%) SQL Server
4 3 (3.66%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.44%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 7 (8.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (6.10%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (3.66%) Metasploit
4 2 (2.44%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.44%) JIRA
4 2 (2.44%) Maven
4 2 (2.44%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.44%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (29.27%) Telecoms
2 15 (18.29%) Legal
3 3 (3.66%) Mandarin Language
4 2 (2.44%) Automotive
5 1 (1.22%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (17.07%) Analyst
2 13 (15.85%) Developer
3 11 (13.41%) Analytics Developer
3 11 (13.41%) Architect
4 10 (12.20%) Big Data Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Network Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Solutions Architect
6 8 (9.76%) Software Developer
7 7 (8.54%) Incident Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Security Analyst
7 7 (8.54%) Security Incident Analyst
8 6 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) IT Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Big Data Software Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Data Analytics Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Data Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Senior IT Engineer
10 4 (4.88%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (18.29%) Spark Streaming
2 10 (12.20%) Web Services
3 5 (6.10%) SAML
4 3 (3.66%) .NET
4 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.44%) .NET Core
5 2 (2.44%) REST
6 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.22%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (12.20%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.20%) Microsoft Licensing
2 10 (12.20%) Replication
3 9 (10.98%) Computer Science
3 9 (10.98%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (9.76%) Public Cloud
5 5 (6.10%) PKI
6 2 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.44%) Driving Licence
6 2 (2.44%) User Experience
6 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.22%) BBC
7 1 (1.22%) CCTV
7 1 (1.22%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (40.24%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Linux
3 16 (19.51%) Windows Server
4 10 (12.20%) Solaris
5 7 (8.54%) Unix
6 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
8 3 (3.66%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.22%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.05%) Network Architecture
2 19 (23.17%) Analytics
2 19 (23.17%) Kalman Filter
3 18 (21.95%) Open Source
4 15 (18.29%) Big Data Analytics
4 15 (18.29%) Data Analytics
4 15 (18.29%) Data Ingestion
4 15 (18.29%) Data Protection
4 15 (18.29%) ETL
4 15 (18.29%) Web Development
5 13 (15.85%) ITIL
6 10 (12.20%) Software Licensing
7 7 (8.54%) Penetration Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 6 (7.32%) Computer Security
8 6 (7.32%) DevOps
8 6 (7.32%) Incident Management
8 6 (7.32%) Malware Analysis
9 5 (6.10%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.10%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.49%) Python
2 19 (23.17%) SQL
3 12 (14.63%) Bash Shell
4 10 (12.20%) PowerShell
5 9 (10.98%) Perl
6 6 (7.32%) Ruby
7 4 (4.88%) C#
8 3 (3.66%) C
8 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.44%) C++
9 2 (2.44%) CQL
9 2 (2.44%) Java
10 1 (1.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 18 (21.95%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (20.73%) Security Cleared
3 13 (15.85%) CCNP
4 10 (12.20%) DV Cleared
5 9 (10.98%) CCNA
5 9 (10.98%) Degree
6 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) BC Cleared
7 4 (4.88%) BPSS Clearance
7 4 (4.88%) JNCIS
8 3 (3.66%) CCIP
9 2 (2.44%) CCDA
9 2 (2.44%) CCVP
9 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.22%) CCIE
10 1 (1.22%) CCIE Routing and Switching
10 1 (1.22%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.66%) QA
2 3 (3.66%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 13 (15.85%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) Docker
2 7 (8.54%) Virtual Machines
3 5 (6.10%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.44%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.44%) KVM
5 2 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.44%) XenApp
5 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (8.54%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (8.54%) CSIRT
2 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.10%) Puppet
2 5 (6.10%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (6.10%) Terraform
3 4 (4.88%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) Ansible
4 2 (2.44%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.44%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.44%) Opsview
4 2 (2.44%) QRadar
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) Kibana
5 1 (1.22%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.22%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.22%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (29.27%) Microsoft
2 21 (25.61%) Cisco
3 14 (17.07%) Juniper
4 10 (12.20%) VMware
5 9 (10.98%) Nortel
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
7 4 (4.88%) Crossbeam
7 4 (4.88%) Dell
7 4 (4.88%) F5
7 4 (4.88%) NetApp
7 4 (4.88%) Sun
8 3 (3.66%) Apple
8 3 (3.66%) Avaya
8 3 (3.66%) Ericsson
8 3 (3.66%) Oracle
8 3 (3.66%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.44%) Citrix
9 2 (2.44%) HP
9 2 (2.44%) Lotus
9 2 (2.44%) McAfee