Period
to 3 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 3 March 2021 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 107 135 161
Rank change year-on-year +28 +26 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 25 60 96
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.11% 1.30% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.43% 12.22% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 53 84
Median daily rate £488 £425 £496
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% -14.36% -5.48%
10th Percentile £238 £207 £240
90th Percentile £638 £675 £684
Central London median daily rate £488 £425 £433
% change year-on-year +14.71% -1.73% -14.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £47.50 -
Central London median hourly rate - £47.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +120.93% -

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 265 491 741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.72% 10.66% 11.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 363 566
Median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £238 £208 £164
90th Percentile £638 £673 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £427 £449
% change year-on-year +17.10% -4.85% -0.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 25
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.95% +2.63% +4.97%
10th Percentile £22.65 £15.40 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.13 £41.65 £35.90
Median hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +15.00% +5.93% +11.06%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the City of London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the City of London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the City of London over the 6 months to 3 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the City of London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the City of London

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the City of 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 City of London region over the 6 months to 3 March 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £475 -
TCP/IP
Central London

For the 6 months to 3 March 2021, 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 City of London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 12 (48.00%) Finance
3 9 (36.00%) Firewall
3 9 (36.00%) BGP
4 8 (32.00%) Java
4 8 (32.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) VMware
4 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
4 8 (32.00%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
5 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
5 7 (28.00%) Kafka
5 7 (28.00%) Banking
5 7 (28.00%) Linux
5 7 (28.00%) Perl
5 7 (28.00%) WAN
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) MPLS
6 6 (24.00%) Netcool
6 6 (24.00%) DNS
6 6 (24.00%) PHP
6 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
6 6 (24.00%) AWS
6 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (20.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.00%) Neo4j
7 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
7 5 (20.00%) SevOne
7 5 (20.00%) AppDynamics

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 8 (32.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) CICS
3 1 (4.00%) Confluence
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
3 1 (4.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (24.00%) AWS
2 4 (16.00%) Azure
3 3 (12.00%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (12.00%) PaaS
4 2 (8.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (8.00%) GCP
4 2 (8.00%) IaaS
4 2 (8.00%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (8.00%) SaaS
5 1 (4.00%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (4.00%) GitHub
5 1 (4.00%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (4.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) BGP
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 7 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (24.00%) DNS
3 6 (24.00%) MPLS
4 5 (20.00%) LAN
4 5 (20.00%) Network Security
4 5 (20.00%) SNMP
5 4 (16.00%) OSPF
5 4 (16.00%) Wireless
6 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (12.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (12.00%) FTP
6 3 (12.00%) HTTP
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) Multicast
6 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (8.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (8.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Neo4j
1 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 8 (32.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (28.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.00%) Gatling
3 2 (8.00%) Geb
3 2 (8.00%) GitLab
3 2 (8.00%) Gradle
3 2 (8.00%) Spock
4 1 (4.00%) JIRA
4 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (48.00%) Finance
2 7 (28.00%) Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (12.00%) Retail
4 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (12.00%) Developer
2 3 (12.00%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) IT Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.00%) Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (4.00%) Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Communications Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Network Manager
4 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Test Engineer
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (4.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (28.00%) Kafka
2 5 (20.00%) CORBA
2 5 (20.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (12.00%) REST
4 2 (8.00%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.00%) Dropwizard
4 2 (8.00%) Ember.js
4 2 (8.00%) Guice
4 2 (8.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) OAuth
4 2 (8.00%) OAuth2
4 2 (8.00%) Ratpack
4 2 (8.00%) SOAP
4 2 (8.00%) Spring
4 2 (8.00%) Spring Boot
4 2 (8.00%) WireMock
5 1 (4.00%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (4.00%) JSON
5 1 (4.00%) Regular Expression
5 1 (4.00%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (16.00%) Clustering
2 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 2 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (4.00%) Public Cloud
4 1 (4.00%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (32.00%) Windows
2 7 (28.00%) Linux
3 4 (16.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2019
5 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (4.00%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.00%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.00%) Unix
6 1 (4.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) Load Balancing
2 5 (20.00%) Artificial Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (16.00%) High Availability
3 4 (16.00%) Security Hardening
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 3 (12.00%) Microservices
4 3 (12.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (8.00%) BDD
5 2 (8.00%) DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Digital Transformation Programme
5 2 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
5 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (8.00%) OWASP
5 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (8.00%) Process Improvement
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 2 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (52.00%) Python
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) Perl
4 6 (24.00%) PHP
5 5 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 5 (20.00%) SQL
6 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (8.00%) Java 8
7 2 (8.00%) R
7 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
8 1 (4.00%) Bash Shell
8 1 (4.00%) C#
8 1 (4.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (16.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) CCIE
4 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (4.00%) CEH
5 1 (4.00%) CISSP
5 1 (4.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.00%) GCFA
5 1 (4.00%) GIAC
5 1 (4.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (4.00%) MCSA
5 1 (4.00%) MCSE
5 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.00%) MOS
5 1 (4.00%) OSCP
5 1 (4.00%) SANS
5 1 (4.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) GDPR
1 2 (8.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (16.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Docker
2 4 (16.00%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (12.00%) VMware NSX
4 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.00%) ProxySG
4 1 (4.00%) Snort
4 1 (4.00%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (4.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (32.00%) Kubernetes
2 6 (24.00%) Netcool
3 4 (16.00%) Terraform
4 3 (12.00%) Ansible
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (8.00%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (8.00%) Docker Swarm
5 2 (8.00%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (4.00%) Control-M
6 1 (4.00%) Icinga
6 1 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (4.00%) PowerCLI
6 1 (4.00%) QRadar
6 1 (4.00%) Salt
6 1 (4.00%) Suricata
6 1 (4.00%) Tivoli
6 1 (4.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) VMware
2 7 (28.00%) Cisco
3 6 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.00%) AppDynamics
4 5 (20.00%) SevOne
5 4 (16.00%) F5
5 4 (16.00%) IBM
5 4 (16.00%) Palo Alto
6 3 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.00%) SolarWinds
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix
7 2 (8.00%) CyberArk
7 2 (8.00%) Dell
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 2 (8.00%) Nokia
7 2 (8.00%) Qualys
7 2 (8.00%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.00%) Splunk
7 2 (8.00%) Symantec