Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 83 82
Rank change year-on-year -22 -1 -17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 67 77 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.70% 2.01% 2.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.87% 10.48% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 36 47
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £440 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +17.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £302 £204 £264
90th Percentile £523 £538 £493
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £360
% change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 5
Berkshire median hourly rate £18.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% +22.73% -38.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.71 £10.25
90th Percentile £20.00 £43.59 £42.80
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £22.82 £25.75
% change year-on-year -14.55% -11.38% +37.33%

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 679 735 1,088
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 17.26% 19.20% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 318 518
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £185 £241 £250
90th Percentile £550 £575 £525
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +5.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 51 41
Berkshire median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.85% -10.34% -51.67%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.88 £47.50 £45.00
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.48 £25.00
% change year-on-year +30.86% -30.08% -

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 August 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 16 August 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 -13 28 £425 -19.05% 14
Bracknell +3 9 £200 -20.00% 2
Slough -7 8 £315 -5.97% 4
Newbury -10 3 £400 - 1
Maidenhead - 2 - -
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 27 (40.30%) Linux
2 27 (40.30%) Firewall
3 22 (32.84%) VPN
4 21 (31.34%) DNS
4 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
4 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
5 19 (28.36%) Internet
6 18 (26.87%) MPLS
6 18 (26.87%) OSPF
6 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
6 18 (26.87%) BGP
6 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
7 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
7 15 (22.39%) Bash Shell
7 15 (22.39%) Telecoms
7 15 (22.39%) WAN
8 14 (20.90%) LAN
8 14 (20.90%) Python
8 14 (20.90%) Cisco
9 11 (16.42%) SaaS
10 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
10 10 (14.93%) Juniper
10 10 (14.93%) Proactive Monitoring
11 9 (13.43%) DevOps
11 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
11 9 (13.43%) WLAN
11 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
11 9 (13.43%) Open Source
12 8 (11.94%) Perl

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 3 (4.48%) Apache Spark
1 3 (4.48%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.48%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.99%) Confluence
2 2 (2.99%) IIS
3 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.49%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (16.42%) SaaS
3 7 (10.45%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (8.96%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (7.46%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (7.46%) Azure Functions
5 5 (7.46%) GitHub
5 5 (7.46%) Office 365
5 5 (7.46%) Serverless
6 2 (2.99%) Akamai
6 2 (2.99%) NuGet
7 1 (1.49%) IaaS
7 1 (1.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (40.30%) Firewall
2 22 (32.84%) VPN
3 21 (31.34%) DNS
4 19 (28.36%) Internet
5 18 (26.87%) BGP
5 18 (26.87%) MPLS
5 18 (26.87%) OSPF
6 15 (22.39%) WAN
7 14 (20.90%) LAN
8 9 (13.43%) WLAN
9 7 (10.45%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (10.45%) SSH
10 6 (8.96%) HTTP
10 6 (8.96%) Wireless
11 5 (7.46%) DHCP
11 5 (7.46%) SNMP
11 5 (7.46%) SSL
11 5 (7.46%) VLAN
12 4 (5.97%) SAN
12 4 (5.97%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
2 5 (7.46%) Big Data
2 5 (7.46%) Cosmos DB
2 5 (7.46%) RDBMS
2 5 (7.46%) Relational Database
2 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.48%) Apache Hive
3 3 (4.48%) Flink
4 2 (2.99%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.99%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 7 (10.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 5 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 5 (7.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 3 (4.48%) JIRA
3 3 (4.48%) Metasploit
4 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.99%) Maven
4 2 (2.99%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.99%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (22.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (16.42%) Analyst
2 8 (11.94%) Architect
3 7 (10.45%) Developer
3 7 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Incident Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Network Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Security Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Security Incident Analyst
3 7 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
4 5 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
5 4 (5.97%) IT Support
6 3 (4.48%) Administrator
6 3 (4.48%) Analytics Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Java Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.48%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.99%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Web Services
2 5 (7.46%) SAML
3 3 (4.48%) Spark Streaming
4 2 (2.99%) .NET
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Core
4 2 (2.99%) 802.1X
4 2 (2.99%) REST
5 1 (1.49%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.49%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Replication
2 7 (10.45%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft Licensing
3 6 (8.96%) Public Cloud
4 5 (7.46%) Computer Science
4 5 (7.46%) PKI
5 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.48%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.99%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.99%) User Experience
7 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.49%) BBC
8 1 (1.49%) CCTV
8 1 (1.49%) Clustering
8 1 (1.49%) Cyber Defence
8 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.49%) Private Cloud
8 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (55.22%) Windows
2 27 (40.30%) Linux
3 21 (31.34%) Windows Server
4 6 (8.96%) Solaris
5 5 (7.46%) Unix
6 4 (5.97%) CentOS
6 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.97%) Ubuntu
7 3 (4.48%) Debian
7 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.49%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.49%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Proactive Monitoring
2 9 (13.43%) DevOps
2 9 (13.43%) Open Source
3 7 (10.45%) Network Architecture
3 7 (10.45%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (10.45%) Software Licensing
3 7 (10.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 6 (8.96%) Computer Security
4 6 (8.96%) Deployment Automation
4 6 (8.96%) Incident Management
4 6 (8.96%) Malware Analysis
5 5 (7.46%) Analytics
5 5 (7.46%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (7.46%) ITIL
5 5 (7.46%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (7.46%) Logistics
5 5 (7.46%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (5.97%) Web Development
7 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.39%) Bash Shell
2 14 (20.90%) Python
3 10 (14.93%) PowerShell
4 8 (11.94%) Perl
5 6 (8.96%) Ruby
5 6 (8.96%) SQL
6 5 (7.46%) C++
6 5 (7.46%) Java
6 5 (7.46%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.97%) C#
8 2 (2.99%) C
8 2 (2.99%) CQL
Qualifications
1 18 (26.87%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.43%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (13.43%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) DV Cleared
4 6 (8.96%) CCNA
4 6 (8.96%) Degree
5 5 (7.46%) CCNP
6 3 (4.48%) BC Cleared
6 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.48%) CCDA
6 3 (4.48%) CCVP
6 3 (4.48%) JNCIS
7 2 (2.99%) CCIP
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.49%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.99%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.99%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (26.87%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.45%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (8.96%) Docker
4 4 (5.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.48%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.99%) XenApp
6 2 (2.99%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.49%) KVM
7 1 (1.49%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.45%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
1 7 (10.45%) CSIRT
2 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.46%) Puppet
2 5 (7.46%) Single Sign-On
2 5 (7.46%) Terraform
3 3 (4.48%) Ansible
3 3 (4.48%) SCCM
3 3 (4.48%) SCOM
3 3 (4.48%) SELinux
4 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
4 2 (2.99%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.99%) Opsview
4 2 (2.99%) QRadar
5 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.49%) Kibana
5 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.49%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
2 14 (20.90%) Cisco
3 10 (14.93%) Juniper
4 6 (8.96%) Nortel
4 6 (8.96%) VMware
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle
6 4 (5.97%) Avaya
6 4 (5.97%) CheckPoint
7 3 (4.48%) Apple
7 3 (4.48%) HP
8 2 (2.99%) Brocade
8 2 (2.99%) Capita
8 2 (2.99%) Citrix
8 2 (2.99%) Lancope
8 2 (2.99%) McAfee
8 2 (2.99%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.99%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.99%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.99%) Splunk
8 2 (2.99%) Symantec