Period
to 17 January 2019

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 17 January 2019 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
17 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 71 72 69
Rank change year-on-year +1 -3 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 112 110 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.71% 2.68% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.16% 13.94% 11.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 60 45
Berkshire median daily rate £500 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +10.34% -0.68%
10th Percentile £275 £270 £209
90th Percentile £550 £550 £595
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £352
% change year-on-year - +13.64% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 7
Berkshire median hourly rate £33.50 £27.50 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.82% -50.58% +55.43%
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +136.84% +26.67% -47.83%

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 791 789 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 19.11% 19.25% 22.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 337 444
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £239 £225
90th Percentile £550 £600 £535
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 39 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £18.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -28.24% -51.45%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.28
90th Percentile £46.00 £40.25 £55.00
South East median hourly rate £22.00 £17.38 £22.25
% change year-on-year +26.62% -21.91% -31.54%

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019.

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 17 January 2019. 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 -23 35 £500 +40.85% 13
Slough +2 27 £550 +78.86% 4
Bracknell -1 11 £238 -53.43% 5
Newbury +7 10 £350 -22.22% 1
Windsor - 2 £500 -
Maidenhead 0 1 - - 4
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 66 (58.93%) Firewall
2 63 (56.25%) Internet
3 51 (45.54%) VPN
4 43 (38.39%) DNS
5 41 (36.61%) Security Cleared
6 40 (35.71%) Windows
7 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
8 32 (28.57%) SQL
9 31 (27.68%) Python
10 29 (25.89%) Web Services
10 29 (25.89%) Reverse Proxy
10 29 (25.89%) Network Architecture
11 28 (25.00%) Linux
12 27 (24.11%) SSH
12 27 (24.11%) Analytics
13 26 (23.21%) Kalman Filter
13 26 (23.21%) Telecoms
13 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
14 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
15 23 (20.54%) WAN
16 22 (19.64%) LAN
16 22 (19.64%) Open Source
16 22 (19.64%) Replication
17 21 (18.75%) Legal
17 21 (18.75%) Web Development
17 21 (18.75%) Hadoop
17 21 (18.75%) Apache Hive
17 21 (18.75%) Data Protection
17 21 (18.75%) ETL
17 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills

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 21 (18.75%) Apache Spark
2 6 (5.36%) MS Exchange
3 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.57%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.68%) IIS
5 3 (2.68%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (8.04%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 26 (23.21%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (16.07%) Cloud Computing
3 16 (14.29%) SaaS
4 11 (9.82%) Office 365
5 4 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (2.68%) IaaS
6 3 (2.68%) PaaS
7 2 (1.79%) GitHub
8 1 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.89%) Azure Functions
8 1 (0.89%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.89%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 66 (58.93%) Firewall
2 63 (56.25%) Internet
3 51 (45.54%) VPN
4 43 (38.39%) DNS
5 29 (25.89%) Reverse Proxy
6 27 (24.11%) SSH
7 23 (20.54%) WAN
8 22 (19.64%) LAN
9 18 (16.07%) MPLS
10 16 (14.29%) BGP
11 15 (13.39%) Network Security
11 15 (13.39%) OSPF
12 12 (10.71%) SDH
13 11 (9.82%) SAN
13 11 (9.82%) VoIP
14 10 (8.93%) HTTP
15 9 (8.04%) NAS
16 8 (7.14%) DWDM
16 8 (7.14%) EIGRP
16 8 (7.14%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (18.75%) Apache Hive
1 21 (18.75%) Big Data
1 21 (18.75%) Flink
1 21 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 7 (6.25%) Apache Cassandra
2 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
4 3 (2.68%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.68%) RDBMS
4 3 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.79%) MySQL
6 1 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
6 1 (0.89%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.89%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.89%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Bitbucket
1 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
1 3 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
2 2 (1.79%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (1.79%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.89%) CF BOSH
3 1 (0.89%) GitLab
3 1 (0.89%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (23.21%) Telecoms
2 21 (18.75%) Legal
3 4 (3.57%) Billing
3 4 (3.57%) Mandarin Language
3 4 (3.57%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.79%) Automotive
5 1 (0.89%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.89%) Banking
5 1 (0.89%) French Language
5 1 (0.89%) German Language
5 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (28.57%) Architect
2 24 (21.43%) Developer
3 17 (15.18%) Analytics Developer
4 16 (14.29%) Big Data Developer
5 14 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 14 (12.50%) Solutions Architect
6 10 (8.93%) Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 7 (6.25%) Software Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Network Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) IT Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Senior IT Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Big Data Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Data Analytics Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Data Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (25.89%) Web Services
2 21 (18.75%) Spark Streaming
3 7 (6.25%) Kafka
4 4 (3.57%) 802.1X
4 4 (3.57%) LDAP
5 3 (2.68%) JMS
6 2 (1.79%) Spring
6 2 (1.79%) Spring Boot
7 1 (0.89%) .NET
7 1 (0.89%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.89%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.89%) RESTful
7 1 (0.89%) SAML
7 1 (0.89%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 22 (19.64%) Replication
2 21 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (17.86%) Microsoft Licensing
4 15 (13.39%) Self-Motivation
5 13 (11.61%) Public Cloud
6 9 (8.04%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.57%) Mobile App
7 4 (3.57%) PKI
7 4 (3.57%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.68%) Data Centre
8 3 (2.68%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.79%) BYOD
9 2 (1.79%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.89%) EMV
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.89%) EPoS
10 1 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 1 (0.89%) User Experience
10 1 (0.89%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 40 (35.71%) Windows
2 28 (25.00%) Linux
3 16 (14.29%) Windows Server
4 10 (8.93%) Unix
4 10 (8.93%) Windows 10
5 6 (5.36%) Android
5 6 (5.36%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (5.36%) Solaris
6 5 (4.46%) Windows 7
7 4 (3.57%) Ubuntu
8 3 (2.68%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.68%) VMS
8 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) Debian
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) Network Architecture
2 27 (24.11%) Analytics
3 26 (23.21%) Kalman Filter
4 22 (19.64%) Open Source
5 21 (18.75%) Big Data Analytics
5 21 (18.75%) Data Analytics
5 21 (18.75%) Data Ingestion
5 21 (18.75%) Data Protection
5 21 (18.75%) ETL
5 21 (18.75%) Web Development
6 20 (17.86%) Disaster Recovery
6 20 (17.86%) Software Licensing
7 16 (14.29%) ITIL
8 12 (10.71%) Computer Science
9 10 (8.93%) Multithreading
9 10 (8.93%) Non-Functional Testing
9 10 (8.93%) Project Management
10 9 (8.04%) Migration
10 9 (8.04%) SOA
11 8 (7.14%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (28.57%) SQL
2 31 (27.68%) Python
3 17 (15.18%) PowerShell
4 7 (6.25%) Java
4 7 (6.25%) Perl
5 5 (4.46%) Ruby
6 4 (3.57%) C
7 3 (2.68%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.68%) C++
8 2 (1.79%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.89%) PHP
9 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (36.61%) Security Cleared
2 24 (21.43%) DV Cleared
3 20 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 18 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (12.50%) CCNP
5 14 (12.50%) Degree
6 9 (8.04%) CCNA
7 5 (4.46%) BC Cleared
7 5 (4.46%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (4.46%) CCIP
7 5 (4.46%) JNCIS
8 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.68%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.68%) PMP
10 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.79%) MCSE
10 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.89%) CCDA
11 1 (0.89%) CCIE
11 1 (0.89%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) QA
2 6 (5.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (4.46%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (8.93%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.57%) Docker
3 4 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.57%) XenApp
3 4 (3.57%) XenDesktop
4 3 (2.68%) KVM
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 3 (2.68%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) Puppet
2 3 (2.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
2 3 (2.68%) CSIRT
2 3 (2.68%) EMC NetWorker
2 3 (2.68%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) SCOM
3 2 (1.79%) AirWatch
3 2 (1.79%) Ansible
3 2 (1.79%) Grafana
3 2 (1.79%) Graphite
3 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (1.79%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.79%) Terraform
4 1 (0.89%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.89%) Mesos
4 1 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (33.04%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.07%) VMware
3 16 (14.29%) Cisco
3 16 (14.29%) Juniper
4 9 (8.04%) Nortel
5 7 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 7 (6.25%) Dell
6 6 (5.36%) NetApp
6 6 (5.36%) Red Hat
7 5 (4.46%) EMC
7 5 (4.46%) Oracle
8 4 (3.57%) Citrix
8 4 (3.57%) Crossbeam
8 4 (3.57%) F5
8 4 (3.57%) Sun
9 3 (2.68%) CA
9 3 (2.68%) Clearswift
9 3 (2.68%) Ericsson
9 3 (2.68%) Mirantis
10 2 (1.79%) Lotus