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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 63 68
Rank change year-on-year -14 +5  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 26 58 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.42% 2.43% 2.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.03% 10.36% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 23
Median daily rate £450 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £340 £346
% change year-on-year +14.33% -1.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 4
Median hourly rate £23.25 £11.00 £17.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.36% -38.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.60 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.86 £21.40 £21.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% +100.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 370 560 600
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.25% 23.51% 24.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 249 243
Median daily rate £400 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 25 27
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -59.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +1 13 £513 +35.76% 7
Bracknell +8 2 - - 2
Slough +4 1 £430 - 1
Wokingham +2 1 £130 -54.78%
Newbury - 1 - -
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 29 (49.15%) Cisco
2 26 (44.07%) BGP
3 24 (40.68%) Telecoms
4 23 (38.98%) MPLS
4 23 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
4 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
5 22 (37.29%) OSPF
6 21 (35.59%) CCNP
6 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
7 19 (32.20%) ICMP
8 17 (28.81%) HTTP
8 17 (28.81%) Linux
9 15 (25.42%) VPN
9 15 (25.42%) Firewall
10 14 (23.73%) Migration
10 14 (23.73%) Windows
11 13 (22.03%) Java
11 13 (22.03%) DNS
11 13 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (22.03%) Bash Shell
12 12 (20.34%) Hadoop
12 12 (20.34%) CentOS
12 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
12 12 (20.34%) Ubuntu
12 12 (20.34%) Ansible
12 12 (20.34%) SELinux
12 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
12 12 (20.34%) Unix
12 12 (20.34%) Python
12 12 (20.34%) Debian

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 2 (3.39%) IIS
1 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) JBoss
2 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.07%) BGP
2 23 (38.98%) MPLS
3 22 (37.29%) OSPF
4 19 (32.20%) ICMP
5 17 (28.81%) HTTP
6 15 (25.42%) Firewall
6 15 (25.42%) VPN
7 13 (22.03%) DNS
8 12 (20.34%) SSH
9 11 (18.64%) LAN
10 10 (16.95%) WAN
11 9 (15.25%) ATM
12 8 (13.56%) Ethernet
12 8 (13.56%) SNMP
13 7 (11.86%) ADSL
13 7 (11.86%) IPv6
13 7 (11.86%) Multicast
14 6 (10.17%) Broadband
14 6 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
14 6 (10.17%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.34%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.08%) Big Data
3 1 (1.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (1.69%) GIS
3 1 (1.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (20.34%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.69%) LoadRunner
General
1 24 (40.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Marketing
3 2 (3.39%) Billing
4 1 (1.69%) Back Office
4 1 (1.69%) Finance
4 1 (1.69%) Military
4 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (23.73%) Network Engineer
2 12 (20.34%) Developer
2 12 (20.34%) IP Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) DevOps Developer
4 7 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Architect
5 6 (10.17%) Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) IP Network Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Java Consultant
5 6 (10.17%) Java Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Java Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) JavaScript Developer
5 6 (10.17%) JavaScript Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Open Source Developer
5 6 (10.17%) Python Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Network Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Cisco Network Architect
7 3 (5.08%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) CGI
2 2 (3.39%) Middleware
3 1 (1.69%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) HTML
3 1 (1.69%) JMS
3 1 (1.69%) REST
3 1 (1.69%) RESTful
3 1 (1.69%) SOAP
3 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.34%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.78%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.69%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.69%) IPTV
4 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.69%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.69%) STB
4 1 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.69%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 14 (23.73%) Windows
3 13 (22.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (20.34%) CentOS
4 12 (20.34%) Debian
4 12 (20.34%) Ubuntu
4 12 (20.34%) Unix
5 8 (13.56%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.69%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) Migration
2 11 (18.64%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Network Design
3 10 (16.95%) DevOps
4 9 (15.25%) Prototyping
5 8 (13.56%) Open Source
6 6 (10.17%) Open Source Development
6 6 (10.17%) Presales
6 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
6 6 (10.17%) Virtual Environments
7 5 (8.47%) CRM
7 5 (8.47%) Service Management
8 4 (6.78%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (6.78%) ITIL V3
8 4 (6.78%) ITSM
8 4 (6.78%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (5.08%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
9 3 (5.08%) Time Management
10 2 (3.39%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 13 (22.03%) Bash Shell
1 13 (22.03%) Java
2 12 (20.34%) JavaScript
2 12 (20.34%) Python
3 2 (3.39%) C
4 1 (1.69%) Perl
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Cisco Certification
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 21 (35.59%) CCNP
2 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.56%) CCIP
3 8 (13.56%) CCNA
4 6 (10.17%) CCIE
5 4 (6.78%) BC Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (5.08%) CCDA
6 3 (5.08%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CCDP
8 1 (1.69%) CCVP
8 1 (1.69%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.69%) MCSE
8 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.69%) KVM
4 1 (1.69%) vCloud
4 1 (1.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 12 (20.34%) Ansible
1 12 (20.34%) SELinux
2 4 (6.78%) OVSD
3 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.08%) SCCM
4 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.39%) Puppet
4 2 (3.39%) SCOM
5 1 (1.69%) Amdocs OSS
5 1 (1.69%) Netcool
5 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 29 (49.15%) Cisco
2 11 (18.64%) Huawei
3 9 (15.25%) Juniper
3 9 (15.25%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.56%) VMware
5 7 (11.86%) HP
6 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.08%) Citrix
7 3 (5.08%) Symantec
7 3 (5.08%) Veeam
8 2 (3.39%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (3.39%) F5
9 1 (1.69%) AppDynamics
9 1 (1.69%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.69%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.69%) Nortel
9 1 (1.69%) Oracle
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat