Period
to 18 November 2017

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 6 months to 18 November 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)
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 83 61
Rank change year-on-year +13 -22 -12
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 22 18 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.41% 1.17% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 8.45% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 10 10
Birmingham median daily rate £463 £500 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +36.05% +93.42%
10th Percentile £237 £174 £145
90th Percentile £538 £550 £491
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £285
% change year-on-year +20.00% +31.58% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £40.00 £28.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% +96.55% -23.68%
10th Percentile £39.00 £22.00 £11.45
90th Percentile £41.00 £35.00 £20.95
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.67 £36.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -14.81% +80.00% +5.46%

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 Birmingham with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 269 213 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.21% 13.90% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 135 110
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £205 £179
90th Percentile £494 £533 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
% change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 14
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £14.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.79% -8.20% -15.28%
10th Percentile £9.98 £11.06 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £24.50 £18.60
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Birmingham over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Birmingham

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 17 (77.27%) SSL
2 15 (68.18%) Linux
3 14 (63.64%) Python
3 14 (63.64%) HTTP
4 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (54.55%) Subversion
5 12 (54.55%) Git (software)
6 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (50.00%) Web Operations
7 10 (45.45%) Ansible
7 10 (45.45%) DevOps
7 10 (45.45%) Salt
7 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (45.45%) Open Source
7 10 (45.45%) Puppet
7 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
7 10 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
7 10 (45.45%) PHP
7 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
7 10 (45.45%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (40.91%) MySQL
8 9 (40.91%) Web Services
8 9 (40.91%) Rackspace
8 9 (40.91%) MongoDB
8 9 (40.91%) Ruby
9 8 (36.36%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
10 7 (31.82%) DNS
10 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
11 6 (27.27%) Elastic Stack

TCP/IP
Co-occurring 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 6 (27.27%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (18.18%) nginx
3 3 (13.64%) Apache
3 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (36.36%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (22.73%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (22.73%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (22.73%) Amazon S3
3 5 (22.73%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (22.73%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (22.73%) Route 53
3 5 (22.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (13.64%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 17 (77.27%) SSL
2 14 (63.64%) HTTP
3 7 (31.82%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) BGP
5 3 (13.64%) BIG-IP
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (13.64%) EIGRP
5 3 (13.64%) ICMP
5 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.64%) IPsec
5 3 (13.64%) Junos
5 3 (13.64%) MPLS
5 3 (13.64%) Network Security
5 3 (13.64%) OSPF
5 3 (13.64%) VLAN
5 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 3 (13.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (45.45%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (40.91%) MongoDB
2 9 (40.91%) MySQL
3 6 (27.27%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (22.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (54.55%) Git (software)
1 12 (54.55%) Subversion
2 10 (45.45%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (4.55%) Back Office
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (45.45%) WebOps Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 4 (18.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (9.09%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded C Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Embedded Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (4.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 6 (27.27%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (27.27%) Sensu
3 4 (18.18%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (13.64%) CGI
4 3 (13.64%) FastCGI
5 1 (4.55%) GStreamer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.55%) RIA
2 1 (4.55%) Video\Live Streaming
2 1 (4.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 15 (68.18%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Server
3 3 (13.64%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Android
4 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (50.00%) Web Operations
2 10 (45.45%) Configuration Management
2 10 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (45.45%) DevOps
2 10 (45.45%) Open Source
3 6 (27.27%) Load Balancing
3 6 (27.27%) Process Architecture
4 5 (22.73%) Regression Testing
4 5 (22.73%) Test Automation
5 4 (18.18%) ITIL
6 3 (13.64%) OO
6 3 (13.64%) OOP
6 3 (13.64%) Refactoring
6 3 (13.64%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (13.64%) SIEM
6 3 (13.64%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.64%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.09%) Case Management
7 2 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 14 (63.64%) Python
2 10 (45.45%) PHP
3 9 (40.91%) Ruby
4 6 (27.27%) Bash Shell
5 4 (18.18%) C
6 3 (13.64%) C++
6 3 (13.64%) Go
6 3 (13.64%) Java
6 3 (13.64%) Perl
7 1 (4.55%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 7 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.64%) CCIE
2 3 (13.64%) CCNP
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (22.73%) Docker
2 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (45.45%) Ansible
1 10 (45.45%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (45.45%) Puppet
1 10 (45.45%) Salt
2 6 (27.27%) collectd
2 6 (27.27%) Kibana
2 6 (27.27%) logstash
2 6 (27.27%) StatsD
2 6 (27.27%) Terraform
3 3 (13.64%) Nagios
3 3 (13.64%) SCOM
4 1 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 9 (40.91%) Rackspace
2 7 (31.82%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) SaltStack
4 4 (18.18%) HP
5 3 (13.64%) AppDynamics
5 3 (13.64%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.64%) Infoblox
5 3 (13.64%) Juniper
5 3 (13.64%) Palo Alto
5 3 (13.64%) SolarWinds
6 2 (9.09%) VMware
7 1 (4.55%) Sophos
7 1 (4.55%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Veeam