Period
to 7 December 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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 164 159
Rank change year-on-year +8 -5 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 95 142 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 1.33% 1.52% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 14.06% 12.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 114 98
Central London median daily rate £400 £425 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -19.05% +10.53%
10th Percentile £123 £189 £179
90th Percentile £675 £675 £679
London median daily rate £400 £438 £463
% change year-on-year -8.57% -5.41% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 1
Central London median hourly rate £47.50 £25.00 £10.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +90.00% +150.00% -
London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year -10.42% -8.57% +54.41%

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 781 1,010 962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 10.94% 10.85% 11.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 764 732
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £180 £156 £208
90th Percentile £639 £625 £625
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 35 16
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.76 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.61% +13.70% -13.16%
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.00 £11.38
90th Percentile £32.60 £26.70 £22.63
London median hourly rate £21.00 £23.57 £19.25
% change year-on-year -10.88% +22.42% +2.12%

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 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 +14 76 £400 -12.57% 52
City of Westminster 0 4 £475 +18.75%
West End of London +20 3 £150 -62.50%
Southwark +34 1 £200 -
TCP/IP
London

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 49 (51.58%) Windows
2 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
3 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
4 33 (34.74%) Linux
5 32 (33.68%) DNS
6 28 (29.47%) WAN
7 27 (28.42%) LAN
8 26 (27.37%) VPN
9 22 (23.16%) Cisco
9 22 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
10 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
10 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
10 20 (21.05%) DHCP
10 20 (21.05%) Wireless
11 19 (20.00%) Firewall
11 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
12 18 (18.95%) Office 365
13 17 (17.89%) Finance
14 16 (16.84%) Java
14 16 (16.84%) Data Centre
14 16 (16.84%) Windows Server
15 15 (15.79%) ITIL
15 15 (15.79%) VMware
16 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
16 14 (14.74%) BGP
17 13 (13.68%) Ethernet
17 13 (13.68%) HTTP
18 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
18 12 (12.63%) OSPF
18 12 (12.63%) Kubernetes

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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 9 (9.47%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.37%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.16%) Confluence
4 3 (3.16%) IIS
4 3 (3.16%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.11%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.05%) SAS
6 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 18 (18.95%) Office 365
2 10 (10.53%) AWS
2 10 (10.53%) Azure
3 3 (3.16%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (3.16%) Dynamics 365
3 3 (3.16%) Power Platform
3 3 (3.16%) PowerApps
4 2 (2.11%) Amazon SQS
4 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (2.11%) G Suite
4 2 (2.11%) PaaS
5 1 (1.05%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.05%) GitHub
5 1 (1.05%) IaaS
5 1 (1.05%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (33.68%) DNS
2 28 (29.47%) WAN
3 27 (28.42%) LAN
4 26 (27.37%) VPN
5 20 (21.05%) DHCP
5 20 (21.05%) Wireless
6 19 (20.00%) Firewall
7 14 (14.74%) BGP
8 13 (13.68%) Ethernet
8 13 (13.68%) HTTP
9 12 (12.63%) OSPF
10 11 (11.58%) IPsec
10 11 (11.58%) MPLS
10 11 (11.58%) SSL
11 10 (10.53%) FTP
11 10 (10.53%) VoIP
12 7 (7.37%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (7.37%) Wi-Fi
13 6 (6.32%) Internet
13 6 (6.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (8.42%) MongoDB
2 4 (4.21%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.16%) Power BI
3 3 (3.16%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.11%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.05%) Big Data
5 1 (1.05%) Cloudera CDH
5 1 (1.05%) DB2
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
5 1 (1.05%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.47%) Gatling
2 9 (9.47%) Geb
2 9 (9.47%) GitLab
2 9 (9.47%) Gradle
2 9 (9.47%) Spock
3 8 (8.42%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.21%) gulp
5 3 (3.16%) JIRA
6 1 (1.05%) FindBugs
6 1 (1.05%) Log4j
6 1 (1.05%) Maven
6 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.05%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.05%) Subversion
6 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
General
1 17 (17.89%) Finance
2 10 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.42%) Banking
4 7 (7.37%) Public Sector
5 4 (4.21%) Electronics
6 3 (3.16%) Front Office
6 3 (3.16%) Law
6 3 (3.16%) Mandarin Language
6 3 (3.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (3.16%) Marketing
7 2 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.11%) Legal
8 1 (1.05%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Desktop Support
2 16 (16.84%) Support Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) Network Engineer
4 11 (11.58%) Developer
5 10 (10.53%) Java Developer
6 8 (8.42%) Data Centre Technician
6 8 (8.42%) Data Technician
6 8 (8.42%) Desktop Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 7 (7.37%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (7.37%) Agile Developer
7 7 (7.37%) Agile Java Developer
8 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 6 (6.32%) Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Mac Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (5.26%) IT Analyst
9 5 (5.26%) IT Support
10 4 (4.21%) Hardware Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.53%) Spring
2 9 (9.47%) Dropwizard
2 9 (9.47%) Guice
2 9 (9.47%) Kafka
2 9 (9.47%) OAuth
2 9 (9.47%) OAuth2
2 9 (9.47%) Ratpack
2 9 (9.47%) REST
2 9 (9.47%) SOAP
2 9 (9.47%) Spring Boot
2 9 (9.47%) WireMock
3 7 (7.37%) AngularJS
3 7 (7.37%) Ember.js
4 5 (5.26%) 802.1X
5 3 (3.16%) .NET
6 2 (2.11%) CSS
6 2 (2.11%) HTML
6 2 (2.11%) HTML5
7 1 (1.05%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (1.05%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.47%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (8.42%) Fibre Optics
3 8 (8.42%) Management Information System
4 5 (5.26%) iPhone
5 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) iPad
5 4 (4.21%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (2.11%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.05%) CCTV
7 1 (1.05%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.05%) Derivative
7 1 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.05%) Home Automation
7 1 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.05%) Social Media
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 49 (51.58%) Windows
2 33 (34.74%) Linux
3 20 (21.05%) Windows 10
3 20 (21.05%) Windows 7
4 16 (16.84%) Windows Server
5 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.42%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.37%) Unix
8 5 (5.26%) Android
8 5 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (4.21%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.21%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.21%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.05%) CentOS
10 1 (1.05%) Debian
10 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.05%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Problem-Solving
2 15 (15.79%) ITIL
3 14 (14.74%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (11.58%) Project Management
5 10 (10.53%) Microservices
5 10 (10.53%) OWASP
6 9 (9.47%) BDD
6 9 (9.47%) Domain-Driven Design
6 9 (9.47%) Software Engineering
6 9 (9.47%) TDD
7 8 (8.42%) Migration
7 8 (8.42%) Network Design
8 7 (7.37%) Change Control
8 7 (7.37%) Change Management
8 7 (7.37%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 6 (6.32%) DevOps
10 5 (5.26%) High Availability
10 5 (5.26%) Service Delivery
11 4 (4.21%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (16.84%) Java
2 10 (10.53%) SQL
3 9 (9.47%) Java 8
3 9 (9.47%) TypeScript
4 7 (7.37%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.26%) Python
6 3 (3.16%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.11%) C
7 2 (2.11%) ES6
7 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.11%) Perl
8 1 (1.05%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) C++
8 1 (1.05%) Go
8 1 (1.05%) PHP
8 1 (1.05%) Ruby
8 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.05%) VB
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.42%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.37%) CCNP
4 6 (6.32%) CCIE
4 6 (6.32%) CCNA
4 6 (6.32%) MCP
4 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
5 4 (4.21%) Degree
5 4 (4.21%) MCSE
6 3 (3.16%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.11%) CCDA
7 2 (2.11%) CCDP
7 2 (2.11%) MCITP
8 1 (1.05%) CISA
8 1 (1.05%) CISM
8 1 (1.05%) CISSP
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.05%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.05%) MCSA
8 1 (1.05%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.16%) Data Quality
2 3 (3.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) GDPR
3 2 (2.11%) NIST
4 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.05%) PMO
System Software
1 37 (38.95%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.53%) Docker
3 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.16%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.16%) XenApp
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (2.11%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.05%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.05%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (12.63%) Kubernetes
2 11 (11.58%) SCCM
3 9 (9.47%) Docker Swarm
3 9 (9.47%) Terraform
4 4 (4.21%) Ansible
4 4 (4.21%) FortiGate
4 4 (4.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.16%) Iperf
5 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.11%) Cacti
6 2 (2.11%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
7 1 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.05%) SELinux
7 1 (1.05%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (36.84%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Cisco
3 15 (15.79%) VMware
4 8 (8.42%) F5
5 7 (7.37%) SolarWinds
6 6 (6.32%) Citrix
7 5 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 5 (5.26%) Palo Alto
8 4 (4.21%) BMC
8 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
8 4 (4.21%) Juniper
8 4 (4.21%) Polycom
8 4 (4.21%) Symantec
9 3 (3.16%) Meraki
9 3 (3.16%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.16%) SAP
10 2 (2.11%) Aerohive Networks
10 2 (2.11%) HP
10 2 (2.11%) Sun
10 2 (2.11%) Sybase