Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 97 82
Rank change year-on-year +24 -15 -28
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 17 18 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.37% 0.96% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.00% 5.49% 12.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 7
Cheshire median daily rate £360 £325 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -29.73% +54.17%
10th Percentile £297 £269 £310
90th Percentile £450 £503 £530
North West median daily rate £378 £375 £300
% change year-on-year +0.67% +25.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 9
Cheshire median hourly rate £16.50 - £15.50
10th Percentile £14.93 - £13.70
90th Percentile £67.48 - £17.76
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +167.86% -9.68% +15.03%

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 170 328 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.69% 17.56% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 224 131
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £415 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.51% +1.72% +11.64%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £213
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 6 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.33 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.02% +24.70% -32.64%
10th Percentile £11.26 £12.96 £14.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £38.63 £41.50
North West median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.33% -11.76% -15.00%

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 22 July 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Cheshire over the 6 months to 22 July 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 2017. 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
Chester - 5 £360 -
Warrington +40 2 - - 4
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
2 9 (52.94%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) DNS
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) High Availability
5 5 (29.41%) Office 365
5 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (29.41%) IIS
5 5 (29.41%) C#
5 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
6 4 (23.53%) .NET
6 4 (23.53%) XML
6 4 (23.53%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
6 4 (23.53%) Local Government
6 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
6 4 (23.53%) VMware
6 4 (23.53%) SCCM
6 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
7 3 (17.65%) SCOM
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (17.65%) CSS3

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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2010
3 3 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
2 3 (17.65%) Azure Active Directory
2 3 (17.65%) OneDrive
2 3 (17.65%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (64.71%) LAN
1 11 (64.71%) WAN
2 8 (47.06%) DNS
3 3 (17.65%) DHCP
3 3 (17.65%) VLAN
3 3 (17.65%) VPN
3 3 (17.65%) Wireless
4 2 (11.76%) BGP
4 2 (11.76%) DMZ
4 2 (11.76%) EIGRP
4 2 (11.76%) Ethernet
4 2 (11.76%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall
4 2 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
4 2 (11.76%) MPLS
4 2 (11.76%) RS-232
4 2 (11.76%) SAN
4 2 (11.76%) VoIP
5 1 (5.88%) IPsec
5 1 (5.88%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (29.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (17.65%) MS Access
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2000
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (23.53%) Local Government
2 2 (11.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (29.41%) Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Desktop Support
2 3 (17.65%) Enterprise Architect
2 3 (17.65%) IT Support
2 3 (17.65%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (17.65%) IT Technician
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint Architect
2 3 (17.65%) Support Technician
3 2 (11.76%) Administrator
3 2 (11.76%) DBA
3 2 (11.76%) Network Architect
3 2 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.88%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (5.88%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Storage Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (23.53%) .NET
1 4 (23.53%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Ajax
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) CSS
2 3 (17.65%) CSS3
2 3 (17.65%) HTML
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (17.65%) WAP
2 3 (17.65%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) Middleware
4 1 (5.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (17.65%) Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 2 (11.76%) iPhone
3 2 (11.76%) Private Cloud
3 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.88%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.88%) Handset
4 1 (5.88%) iPad
4 1 (5.88%) Management Information System
4 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (11.76%) Android
3 2 (11.76%) Apple iOS
3 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
4 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) High Availability
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Load Balancing
3 3 (17.65%) TOGAF
3 3 (17.65%) Virtual Environments
4 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Migration
4 2 (11.76%) OOP
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.88%) Service Management
5 1 (5.88%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) C#
2 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 2 (11.76%) C++
3 2 (11.76%) SQL
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.88%) MCDST
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) UAG
4 2 (11.76%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (17.65%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) Perfmon
4 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.88%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
4 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) EqualLogic
4 2 (11.76%) Juniper
4 2 (11.76%) Samsung
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) EMC
5 1 (5.88%) HP
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) Palo Alto
5 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.88%) Symantec