Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 19 January 2018 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 83 94
Rank change year-on-year +11 +11 -31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 14 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.12% 0.70% 0.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.37% 4.55% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 6 5
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% +17.65% +11.48%
10th Percentile £338 £209 £270
90th Percentile £475 £569 £483
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £393
% change year-on-year -11.76% +8.28% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 12
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 £91.06 £17.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -81.88% +430.51% +18.38%
10th Percentile £15.25 £32.33 £13.74
90th Percentile £17.75 £153.94 £17.76
North West median hourly rate £15.25 £40.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -61.88% +135.29% +23.64%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 190 198 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 15.18% 15.34% 17.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 118 231
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% -2.86% +18.24%
10th Percentile £178 £204 £248
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.50 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.14% -1.52% -3.95%
10th Percentile £12.07 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £33.75 £38.25 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £18.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -9.59% +4.29% -7.89%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Cheshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
Warrington +6 3 £350 -36.36% 4
Chester - 1 £230 - 2
Crewe - 1 £425 - 3
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 8 (57.14%) Windows
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (35.71%) VoIP
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) HTTP
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) Android
5 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (28.57%) Office 365
6 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
6 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
6 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-Pay
6 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
6 3 (21.43%) Migration
6 3 (21.43%) Replication
6 3 (21.43%) Java ME

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LAN
1 7 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 5 (35.71%) VoIP
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) HTTP
5 3 (21.43%) DHCP
5 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
5 3 (21.43%) MPLS
5 3 (21.43%) SAN
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
6 2 (14.29%) BGP
6 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
6 2 (14.29%) Network Security
7 1 (7.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (14.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) JUnit
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 2 (14.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Consultant
1 3 (21.43%) Developer
1 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) IT Support
1 3 (21.43%) Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Network Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Core Java Developer
2 2 (14.29%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) IT Technician
2 2 (14.29%) Java Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Programmer
2 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 2 (14.29%) WAN Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) GUI Programmer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) J2SE
1 3 (21.43%) Java ME
1 3 (21.43%) LDAP
1 3 (21.43%) Web Services
2 1 (7.14%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (21.43%) Public Cloud
1 3 (21.43%) Replication
2 2 (14.29%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (14.29%) STB
2 2 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Linux
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Capacity Management
1 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
1 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
1 3 (21.43%) Migration
1 3 (21.43%) OO
1 3 (21.43%) Procure-to-Pay
2 2 (14.29%) Android Development
2 2 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 2 (14.29%) Load Balancing
2 2 (14.29%) OOD
2 2 (14.29%) Unit Testing
2 2 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (7.14%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.14%) Change Control
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) ITIL
3 1 (7.14%) Release Management
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 3 (21.43%) C
2 3 (21.43%) C++
2 3 (21.43%) Java
3 1 (7.14%) C#
3 1 (7.14%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
1 3 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft