Period
to 9 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 9 August 2020 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)
London > Central London
6 months to
9 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 126 156 159
Rank change year-on-year +30 +3 -33
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 25 132 148
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 0.94% 1.57% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.59% 14.52% 13.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 100 126
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £278 £200 £150
90th Percentile £580 £641 £663
London median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +103.70% +8.00% +1.58%
10th Percentile £53.50 £20.23 £24.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £46.00 £25.50
London median hourly rate £44.76 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +108.16% +26.47% -43.33%

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 Central London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 291 909 1,136
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.90% 10.81% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 678 874
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £206 £197
90th Percentile £638 £652 £638
London median daily rate £453 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -4.74% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 28
Median hourly rate £36.25 £32.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.54% +66.67% -7.82%
10th Percentile £33.14 £13.90 £14.60
90th Percentile £47.56 £44.80 £35.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% -

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Central London.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in Central London.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in Central London over the 6 months to 9 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in Central London.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 9 August 2020. 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
City of London +33 21 £500 +5.26% 28
City of Westminster +13 1 £550 - 1
West End of London +10 1 £550 +61.76%
TCP/IP
London

For the 6 months to 9 August 2020, 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 Central London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Linux
3 11 (44.00%) Firewall
4 9 (36.00%) VMware
4 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (32.00%) AWS
5 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
5 8 (32.00%) Unix
5 8 (32.00%) Oracle
6 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
6 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 7 (28.00%) Finance
6 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
7 6 (24.00%) High Availability
7 6 (24.00%) Splunk
7 6 (24.00%) Cisco
7 6 (24.00%) Python
8 5 (20.00%) SQL
8 5 (20.00%) DNS
8 5 (20.00%) Citrix
8 5 (20.00%) OSPF
8 5 (20.00%) Information Security
8 5 (20.00%) Banking
8 5 (20.00%) Azure
8 5 (20.00%) SaaS
8 5 (20.00%) PaaS
8 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
8 5 (20.00%) GCP

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) AWS
2 5 (20.00%) Azure
2 5 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (20.00%) GCP
2 5 (20.00%) PaaS
2 5 (20.00%) SaaS
3 4 (16.00%) IaaS
3 4 (16.00%) OpenShift
4 3 (12.00%) GitHub
4 3 (12.00%) Office 365
5 2 (8.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (8.00%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (8.00%) Serverless
6 1 (4.00%) Slack
6 1 (4.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 11 (44.00%) Firewall
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.00%) OSPF
3 4 (16.00%) BGP
3 4 (16.00%) HTTP
3 4 (16.00%) Kerberos
3 4 (16.00%) LAN
3 4 (16.00%) WAN
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) HTTPS
4 3 (12.00%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (12.00%) IPsec
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) SAN
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
5 2 (8.00%) MPLS
5 2 (8.00%) SNMP
5 2 (8.00%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (8.00%) Wireshark
6 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) Big Data
3 2 (8.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.00%) DB2
4 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Subversion
1 3 (12.00%) TeamCity
2 2 (8.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
3 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.00%) JIRA
3 1 (4.00%) JUnit
3 1 (4.00%) Maven
3 1 (4.00%) Serena SBM
3 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (28.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Law
4 2 (8.00%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.00%) International Banking
5 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (16.00%) Analyst
1 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (8.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) CyberArk Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 2 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Banking Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Data Centre Technician
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Analyst
4 1 (4.00%) Site Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) TIBCO Developer
4 1 (4.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) LDAP
2 2 (8.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (8.00%) Kafka
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) RESTful
3 1 (4.00%) .NET
3 1 (4.00%) Apache Camel
3 1 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 1 (4.00%) TIBCO EMS
3 1 (4.00%) Web Services
3 1 (4.00%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 4 (16.00%) Management Information System
2 4 (16.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.00%) Cybercrime
4 1 (4.00%) Fibre Optics
4 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Social Media
4 1 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Windows
2 12 (48.00%) Linux
3 8 (32.00%) Unix
4 7 (28.00%) Windows Server
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (16.00%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
7 1 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) High Availability
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Information Security
2 5 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) Incident Management
3 4 (16.00%) Migration
3 4 (16.00%) SIEM
4 3 (12.00%) Ethical Hacking
4 3 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Microservices
4 3 (12.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 3 (12.00%) Patch Management
4 3 (12.00%) Secure Coding
4 3 (12.00%) Security Hardening
4 3 (12.00%) Threat Modelling
5 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
5 2 (8.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (24.00%) Python
2 5 (20.00%) SQL
3 4 (16.00%) Java
4 3 (12.00%) C
4 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (8.00%) Go
5 2 (8.00%) Ruby
6 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 1 (4.00%) C++
6 1 (4.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (8.00%) CCNP
1 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (8.00%) Degree
1 2 (8.00%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
2 1 (4.00%) CISSP
2 1 (4.00%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) GDPR
1 1 (4.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 17025
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (36.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (36.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (20.00%) Docker
3 3 (12.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.00%) Apache Flume
4 2 (8.00%) HDFS
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
5 1 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.00%) VMware NSX
5 1 (4.00%) vSphere
5 1 (4.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
2 5 (20.00%) Ansible
3 4 (16.00%) Puppet
3 4 (16.00%) Terraform
4 3 (12.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (8.00%) Nagios
5 2 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (8.00%) SCOM
5 2 (8.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (4.00%) EnCase
6 1 (4.00%) Grafana
6 1 (4.00%) Icinga
6 1 (4.00%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (4.00%) Kibana
6 1 (4.00%) Netcool
6 1 (4.00%) Prometheus
6 1 (4.00%) QRadar
6 1 (4.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) VMware
2 8 (32.00%) Oracle
3 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco
4 6 (24.00%) Splunk
5 5 (20.00%) Citrix
6 4 (16.00%) CyberArk
6 4 (16.00%) Qualys
6 4 (16.00%) Symantec
7 3 (12.00%) ArcSight
7 3 (12.00%) HP
7 3 (12.00%) McAfee
7 3 (12.00%) Red Hat
8 2 (8.00%) BMC
8 2 (8.00%) F5
8 2 (8.00%) Google
8 2 (8.00%) New Relic
8 2 (8.00%) Palo Alto
8 2 (8.00%) SaltStack
9 1 (4.00%) Ivanti