The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 25 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 23 - 33
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester 3.28% - 2.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.22% - 16.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 2
Median daily rate £360 - £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +15.71% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.15 - £15.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £19.75 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +27.41%  

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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 18 35 37
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 14.75% 18.23% 14.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 25 21
Median daily rate £295 £338 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.59% -19.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £200 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £489
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 5
Median hourly rate £15.15 £21.00 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.85% +31.90%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £16.84 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £25.00 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Chester

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Chester

For the 6 months to 25 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 Chester region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) Middleware
3 2 (50.00%) Local Government
3 2 (50.00%) Android
3 2 (50.00%) iPhone
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (50.00%) Samsung
4 1 (25.00%) VLAN
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
4 1 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) SCOM
4 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) Active Directory

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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 1 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) LAN
1 3 (75.00%) WAN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Administrator
2 1 (25.00%) DBA
2 1 (25.00%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) iPhone
1 2 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Handset
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Database Tuning
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Optimisation
1 1 (25.00%) Server Monitoring
1 1 (25.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) MCDST
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) Perfmon
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Samsung
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) VMware