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 23 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 46 63 42
Rank change year-on-year +17 -21  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 10 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.63% 0.98% 2.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.90% 6.56% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 12
Median daily rate £320 £259 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.67% -22.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £340 £347
% change year-on-year +14.70% -2.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 - £26.50
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 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 84 122 142
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.68% 14.99% 18.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 86
Median daily rate £394 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
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 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 Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 23 June 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 23 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 15 (83.33%) Linux
1 15 (83.33%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) HTTP
2 13 (72.22%) SSL
3 12 (66.67%) Subversion
3 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
4 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (50.00%) Ruby
4 9 (50.00%) Open Source
4 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (50.00%) Puppet
4 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
4 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (50.00%) Ansible
4 9 (50.00%) DevOps
4 9 (50.00%) Web Services
4 9 (50.00%) PHP
4 9 (50.00%) MySQL
4 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 9 (50.00%) Salt
4 9 (50.00%) Web Operations
5 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
6 6 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (27.78%) C
7 5 (27.78%) Unix
8 4 (22.22%) OOP
8 4 (22.22%) OO

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 4 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Route 53
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) HTTP
1 13 (72.22%) SSL
2 6 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (22.22%) ICMP
4 2 (11.11%) DHCP
4 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 2 (11.11%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) FTP
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (5.56%) RIP
5 1 (5.56%) SAN
5 1 (5.56%) SNMP
5 1 (5.56%) TACACS
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (50.00%) MySQL
1 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (66.67%) Git (software)
1 12 (66.67%) Subversion
2 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (22.22%) Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) WebOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) CGI
2 4 (22.22%) FastCGI
3 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (5.56%) GStreamer
3 1 (5.56%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (5.56%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Linux
2 5 (27.78%) Unix
3 3 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 9 (50.00%) DevOps
1 9 (50.00%) Open Source
1 9 (50.00%) Web Operations
2 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 4 (22.22%) OO
2 4 (22.22%) OOP
2 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
2 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (5.56%) High Availability
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Process Architecture
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
3 1 (5.56%) Test Automation
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (83.33%) Python
2 9 (50.00%) PHP
2 9 (50.00%) Ruby
3 5 (27.78%) C
4 4 (22.22%) C++
4 4 (22.22%) Go
4 4 (22.22%) Java
4 4 (22.22%) Perl
5 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
5 1 (5.56%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.56%) CCNP
2 1 (5.56%) CCSA
2 1 (5.56%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
1 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
1 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Ansible
1 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
1 9 (50.00%) Salt
2 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) collectd
2 1 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Kibana
2 1 (5.56%) logstash
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOM
2 1 (5.56%) SCOrch
2 1 (5.56%) StatsD
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.56%) Blue Coat
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) McAfee
4 1 (5.56%) NetApp
4 1 (5.56%) SaltStack
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec
4 1 (5.56%) Veeam