Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 151 157 125
Rank change year-on-year +6 -32 +8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 133 151 149
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.59% 1.64% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.65% 13.29% 17.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 127 123
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.76% -10.53%
10th Percentile £200 £150 £150
90th Percentile £645 £663 £675
London median daily rate £475 £451 £441
% change year-on-year +5.44% +2.27% -2.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 6
Central London median hourly rate £27.00 £25.00 £24.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.00% +1.58% +29.53%
10th Percentile £20.23 £24.50 £15.70
90th Percentile £46.00 £25.50 £27.65
London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £27.43
% change year-on-year -2.27% -19.80% +66.24%

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 908 1,136 871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.85% 12.36% 11.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 676 875 638
Central London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.16%
10th Percentile £204 £194 £181
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 28 24
Central London median hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -7.82% +11.34%
10th Percentile £13.90 £14.60 £13.01
90th Percentile £44.80 £35.08 £31.05
London median hourly rate £24.50 £20.02 £20.00
% change year-on-year +22.41% +0.08% +4.00%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Central London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Central London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Central London over the 6 months to 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 August 2019. 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 +1 100 £475 - 41
City of Westminster -1 13 £550 -4.35%
West End of London +13 7 £340 -15.00%
Camden +2 1 £300 -50.00%
Southwark - 1 £200 -
TCP/IP
London

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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 68 (51.13%) Windows
2 63 (47.37%) DNS
3 56 (42.11%) Linux
4 53 (39.85%) Active Directory
5 45 (33.83%) Microsoft
6 40 (30.08%) WAN
6 40 (30.08%) DHCP
7 35 (26.32%) LAN
8 32 (24.06%) DevOps
9 31 (23.31%) Finance
10 30 (22.56%) IPsec
10 30 (22.56%) Firewall
10 30 (22.56%) VPN
10 30 (22.56%) HTTP
10 30 (22.56%) Cisco
11 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Office
11 29 (21.80%) Java
12 27 (20.30%) Wireless
12 27 (20.30%) Windows 10
13 26 (19.55%) Docker
13 26 (19.55%) Windows 7
13 26 (19.55%) Office 365
13 26 (19.55%) SSL
14 25 (18.80%) Configuration Management
15 24 (18.05%) VMware
15 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
16 23 (17.29%) Microservices
16 23 (17.29%) OSPF
16 23 (17.29%) ITIL
17 22 (16.54%) FTP

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 18 (13.53%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (6.02%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.51%) IIS
4 6 (4.51%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.76%) Apache
5 5 (3.76%) Confluence
5 5 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.26%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.26%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.50%) SAS
7 2 (1.50%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.75%) JBoss
8 1 (0.75%) Jetty
8 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
8 1 (0.75%) nginx
Applications
1 29 (21.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.50%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Office 365
2 24 (18.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (13.53%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.51%) IaaS
6 5 (3.76%) Amazon SQS
7 4 (3.01%) PaaS
8 3 (2.26%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (2.26%) SaaS
8 3 (2.26%) Slack
9 2 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.50%) G Suite
9 2 (1.50%) GitHub
9 2 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.75%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.75%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 63 (47.37%) DNS
2 40 (30.08%) DHCP
2 40 (30.08%) WAN
3 35 (26.32%) LAN
4 30 (22.56%) Firewall
4 30 (22.56%) HTTP
4 30 (22.56%) IPsec
4 30 (22.56%) VPN
5 27 (20.30%) Wireless
6 26 (19.55%) SSL
7 23 (17.29%) OSPF
8 22 (16.54%) BGP
8 22 (16.54%) FTP
9 15 (11.28%) Internet
10 14 (10.53%) MPLS
11 13 (9.77%) VLAN
12 12 (9.02%) Ethernet
12 12 (9.02%) VoIP
13 11 (8.27%) Spanning Tree
14 10 (7.52%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (14.29%) MySQL
2 16 (12.03%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.28%) Relational Database
4 14 (10.53%) NoSQL
5 13 (9.77%) RDBMS
6 11 (8.27%) SQL Server
7 10 (7.52%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.75%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 18 (13.53%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.53%) Travis CI
3 11 (8.27%) Git (software)
4 8 (6.02%) Gradle
5 7 (5.26%) Gatling
5 7 (5.26%) Geb
5 7 (5.26%) GitLab
5 7 (5.26%) gulp
5 7 (5.26%) Spock
6 5 (3.76%) JIRA
7 4 (3.01%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.50%) Hudson
9 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.75%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.75%) IntelliJ
9 1 (0.75%) JUnit
9 1 (0.75%) Selenium
9 1 (0.75%) Subversion
General
1 31 (23.31%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Banking
2 8 (6.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.26%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.26%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.26%) Retail
4 2 (1.50%) Front Office
4 2 (1.50%) Law
4 2 (1.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.75%) Back Office
5 1 (0.75%) Electronics
5 1 (0.75%) Legal
5 1 (0.75%) Local Government
5 1 (0.75%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (16.54%) Desktop Support
2 20 (15.04%) Network Engineer
2 20 (15.04%) Support Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) Desktop Engineer
3 17 (12.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 15 (11.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 12 (9.02%) Analyst
5 12 (9.02%) Developer
6 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.51%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.51%) Architect
10 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.76%) Mac Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Network Architect
11 4 (3.01%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
11 4 (3.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (3.01%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.77%) 802.1X
1 9 (6.77%) REST
2 8 (6.02%) SOAP
2 8 (6.02%) Spring
3 7 (5.26%) CSS
3 7 (5.26%) Dropwizard
3 7 (5.26%) Guice
3 7 (5.26%) HTML
3 7 (5.26%) HTML5
3 7 (5.26%) Kafka
3 7 (5.26%) OAuth
3 7 (5.26%) OAuth2
3 7 (5.26%) Ratpack
3 7 (5.26%) WireMock
4 5 (3.76%) AngularJS
4 5 (3.76%) Ember.js
5 4 (3.01%) Hibernate
5 4 (3.01%) JSON
5 4 (3.01%) Spring Boot
6 3 (2.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.02%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (4.51%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.01%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (3.01%) iPad
5 4 (3.01%) iPhone
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.26%) PKI
7 2 (1.50%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.50%) Clustering
7 2 (1.50%) Equities
7 2 (1.50%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.50%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.75%) Eurex
8 1 (0.75%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 68 (51.13%) Windows
2 56 (42.11%) Linux
3 27 (20.30%) Windows 10
4 26 (19.55%) Windows 7
5 21 (15.79%) Windows Server
6 16 (12.03%) Unix
7 13 (9.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (9.02%) Windows 8
9 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (6.02%) Android
10 8 (6.02%) Mac OS X
11 5 (3.76%) Apple iOS
12 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (2.26%) Mac OS
13 3 (2.26%) Solaris
13 3 (2.26%) Ubuntu
14 2 (1.50%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.75%) AIX
15 1 (0.75%) CentOS
15 1 (0.75%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.06%) DevOps
2 25 (18.80%) Configuration Management
3 23 (17.29%) ITIL
3 23 (17.29%) Microservices
4 17 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (12.78%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (12.03%) Open Source
6 14 (10.53%) OO
7 13 (9.77%) Migration
7 13 (9.77%) OOP
7 13 (9.77%) Target Operating Model
7 13 (9.77%) Test Automation
7 13 (9.77%) Thought Leadership
8 12 (9.02%) High Availability
9 11 (8.27%) Network Design
10 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 9 (6.77%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (6.77%) Change Management
11 9 (6.77%) Software Engineering
12 8 (6.02%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.80%) Java
2 20 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 11 (8.27%) SQL
4 9 (6.77%) Python
5 7 (5.26%) Java 8
5 7 (5.26%) TypeScript
6 6 (4.51%) ES6
6 6 (4.51%) JavaScript
7 5 (3.76%) C
8 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
8 4 (3.01%) C#
8 4 (3.01%) Perl
8 4 (3.01%) Shell Script
8 4 (3.01%) VBScript
9 2 (1.50%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) PHP
10 1 (0.75%) R
10 1 (0.75%) Ruby
10 1 (0.75%) Scala
10 1 (0.75%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (9.77%) CCIE
3 13 (9.77%) CCNP
4 9 (6.77%) MCSA
4 9 (6.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (6.02%) CCNA
5 8 (6.02%) Degree
6 7 (5.26%) MCSE
7 6 (4.51%) A+ Certification
7 6 (4.51%) MCDST
7 6 (4.51%) SC Cleared
8 4 (3.01%) MCP
9 3 (2.26%) BC Cleared
9 3 (2.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.26%) CCDA
9 3 (2.26%) CCDP
10 2 (1.50%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.50%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 2 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.50%) PMO
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
3 1 (0.75%) NIST
System Software
1 53 (39.85%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.55%) Docker
3 13 (9.77%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.01%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.01%) vSphere
7 3 (2.26%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.50%) ProxySG
8 2 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.50%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.50%) XenApp
8 2 (1.50%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.75%) NFS
9 1 (0.75%) Samba
9 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (16.54%) Puppet
1 22 (16.54%) SCCM
2 19 (14.29%) Ansible
2 19 (14.29%) Kubernetes
3 9 (6.77%) Terraform
4 7 (5.26%) Docker Swarm
4 7 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (3.76%) FortiGate
6 4 (3.01%) Iperf
6 4 (3.01%) Perfmon
6 4 (3.01%) SCOM
6 4 (3.01%) WMI
7 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (2.26%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.26%) SCSM
7 3 (2.26%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.50%) Cacti
8 2 (1.50%) Salt
8 2 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 30 (22.56%) Cisco
3 24 (18.05%) VMware
4 17 (12.78%) F5
5 11 (8.27%) CheckPoint
5 11 (8.27%) SolarWinds
6 10 (7.52%) Palo Alto
7 9 (6.77%) Citrix
7 9 (6.77%) Riverbed
8 8 (6.02%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.26%) Apple
9 7 (5.26%) Dell
10 6 (4.51%) NetApp
10 6 (4.51%) Symantec
11 5 (3.76%) Juniper
12 4 (3.01%) HP
13 3 (2.26%) Reuters
13 3 (2.26%) SAP
13 3 (2.26%) Sun
13 3 (2.26%) Veritas