The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 52 55
Rank change year-on-year +3 +3  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 8 6 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.26% 0.93% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.92% 6.74% 5.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Median daily rate £525 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.78% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £337
% change year-on-year +12.67% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Median hourly rate - £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +19.61%  

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 101 89 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 15.91% 13.80% 13.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 53
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £250 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 Birmingham

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 18 (81.82%) HTTP
3 17 (77.27%) SSL
3 17 (77.27%) Python
3 17 (77.27%) Configuration Management
3 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (77.27%) Puppet
3 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
3 17 (77.27%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (77.27%) Ansible
3 17 (77.27%) DevOps
3 17 (77.27%) Salt
4 16 (72.73%) Rackspace
4 16 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (72.73%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (72.73%) Ruby
4 16 (72.73%) PHP
4 16 (72.73%) Web Services
5 15 (68.18%) MySQL
5 15 (68.18%) Subversion
5 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
5 15 (68.18%) Open Source
5 15 (68.18%) MongoDB
6 14 (63.64%) Web Operations
7 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (18.18%) DNS
9 3 (13.64%) VPN
9 3 (13.64%) Cisco

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 (13.64%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (13.64%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) MindAlign
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 16 (72.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon S3
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (13.64%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (13.64%) Route 53
2 3 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.55%) IaaS
3 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 18 (81.82%) HTTP
2 17 (77.27%) SSL
3 4 (18.18%) DNS
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 2 (9.09%) BGP
5 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 2 (9.09%) Firewall
5 2 (9.09%) FTP
5 2 (9.09%) OSPF
5 2 (9.09%) SMTP
5 2 (9.09%) WAN
6 1 (4.55%) DSL
6 1 (4.55%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.55%) Internet
6 1 (4.55%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (4.55%) IPsec
6 1 (4.55%) SSH
6 1 (4.55%) TACACS
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (72.73%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (68.18%) MongoDB
2 15 (68.18%) MySQL
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (13.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 17 (77.27%) Jenkins
2 15 (68.18%) Git (software)
2 15 (68.18%) Subversion
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Electronics
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) WebOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.55%) C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Consultant
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) Web Services
2 3 (13.64%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (13.64%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (13.64%) Sensu
3 1 (4.55%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.55%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
2 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Windows
3 1 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (4.55%) Solaris
3 1 (4.55%) Unix
3 1 (4.55%) VxWorks
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (77.27%) Agile Software Development
1 17 (77.27%) Configuration Management
1 17 (77.27%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (77.27%) DevOps
2 15 (68.18%) Open Source
3 14 (63.64%) Web Operations
4 3 (13.64%) Regression Testing
5 2 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (4.55%) Change Management
6 1 (4.55%) Continuous Delivery
6 1 (4.55%) High Availability
6 1 (4.55%) Line Management
6 1 (4.55%) Penetration Testing
6 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.55%) Scrum
6 1 (4.55%) Server Hardening
6 1 (4.55%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Python
2 16 (72.73%) PHP
2 16 (72.73%) Ruby
3 3 (13.64%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.55%) C
4 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
4 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
4 1 (4.55%) Perl
4 1 (4.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 4 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
4 2 (9.09%) CCNP
4 2 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (4.55%) CCNA
5 1 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Firmware
1 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.55%) NFS
1 1 (4.55%) Sendmail
1 1 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (4.55%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (77.27%) Ansible
1 17 (77.27%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (77.27%) Puppet
1 17 (77.27%) Salt
2 3 (13.64%) collectd
2 3 (13.64%) Kibana
2 3 (13.64%) logstash
2 3 (13.64%) StatsD
2 3 (13.64%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (72.73%) Rackspace
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
2 3 (13.64%) SaltStack
3 2 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (4.55%) Juniper
4 1 (4.55%) Proofpoint
4 1 (4.55%) Red Hat