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 3 months to 24 April 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
3 months to
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 74 66
Rank change year-on-year +26 -8  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 10 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.79% 1.28% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.20% 7.11% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 2
Median daily rate £343 £310 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.48% -32.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £275 £433
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £425 £493
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +15.71% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 5
Median hourly rate £15.75 - £15.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 - £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.84 - £16.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £19.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.35% +25.80%  

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 82 197 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 14.70% 17.99% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 134 77
Median daily rate £350 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.67% -3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 18
Median hourly rate £15.50 £21.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.19% +29.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £14.79 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £32.05 £21.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 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 3 months to 24 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester - 4 £360 - 1
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) VLAN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) Citrix
5 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) Network Design
6 3 (18.75%) Local Government
6 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (18.75%) NHS
6 3 (18.75%) MS Access
6 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 2 (12.50%) CCNA
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (12.50%) C#
7 2 (12.50%) C++
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
7 2 (12.50%) Project Management

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 2 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) VLAN
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) Firewall
5 4 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (18.75%) Ethernet
7 2 (12.50%) RS-232
8 1 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (6.25%) DMZ
8 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (6.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 1 (6.25%) SAN
8 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) MS Access
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (18.75%) Local Government
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Desktop Support
2 3 (18.75%) IT Support
2 3 (18.75%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (18.75%) IT Technician
2 3 (18.75%) Support Technician
3 2 (12.50%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) DBA
4 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Delivery Manager
4 1 (6.25%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) WPF
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) NHS
2 2 (12.50%) Clustering
2 2 (12.50%) Device Driver
2 2 (12.50%) iPhone
2 2 (12.50%) Smartphone
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (6.25%) Handset
3 1 (6.25%) iPad
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Android
2 2 (12.50%) Apple iOS
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Vista
3 1 (6.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (25.00%) Network Design
2 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (12.50%) High Availability
3 2 (12.50%) OOP
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
3 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
3 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
3 2 (12.50%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Database Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Device Driver Development
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Migration
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
4 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
4 1 (6.25%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) Service Management
4 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) C#
1 2 (12.50%) C++
2 1 (6.25%) Java
2 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.25%) MCDST
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
1 2 (12.50%) SCCM
1 2 (12.50%) SCOM
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.25%) Perfmon
2 1 (6.25%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco
1 4 (25.00%) Citrix
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Samsung
2 2 (12.50%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Dell
3 1 (6.25%) EMC
3 1 (6.25%) EqualLogic
3 1 (6.25%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) NetApp
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds