Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 150 103 133
Rank change year-on-year -47 +30 +27
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 36 29 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.90% 1.38% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.23% 11.07% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 26 56
10th Percentile £216 £238 £123
25th Percentile £375 £266 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £494 £438
Median % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £589
90th Percentile £588 £619 £675
Central London median daily rate £500 £488 £388
% change year-on-year +2.56% +25.81% -8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile - - £43.75
Median hourly rate - - £47.50
75th Percentile - - £51.25
90th Percentile - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - £47.50
% change year-on-year - - +90.00%

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 390 262 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.71% 12.42% 10.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 213 397
10th Percentile £301 £238 £192
25th Percentile £455 £363 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £530 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.00% +11.11% +5.88%
75th Percentile £600 £556 £551
90th Percentile £700 £630 £675
Central London median daily rate £525 £500 £427
% change year-on-year +5.00% +17.10% +0.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 12
10th Percentile £18.60 £22.65 £16.50
25th Percentile £21.00 £22.88 £18.15
Median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year +21.74% +16.46% +5.61%
75th Percentile £41.69 £32.69 £23.25
90th Percentile £49.90 £50.13 £38.03
Central London median hourly rate £28.00 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +21.74% +12.20% +9.28%

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 27 January 2022.

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 17 (47.22%) DNS
2 17 (47.22%) Banking
3 16 (44.44%) Finance
3 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
5 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 12 (33.33%) Python
6 11 (30.56%) Linux
6 11 (30.56%) Cisco
7 10 (27.78%) SQL
7 10 (27.78%) VMware
7 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
8 9 (25.00%) DHCP
9 8 (22.22%) LAN
10 7 (19.44%) Perl
10 7 (19.44%) IBM
10 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (19.44%) High Availability
10 7 (19.44%) ServiceNow
10 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2019
11 6 (16.67%) CI/CD
11 6 (16.67%) Ansible
11 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
11 6 (16.67%) Social Skills
11 6 (16.67%) DevOps
11 6 (16.67%) F5
11 6 (16.67%) Microsoft 365

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 6 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 5 (13.89%) Confluence
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.78%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SunGard Martini
2 1 (2.78%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (2.78%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (2.78%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) GitHub
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft 365
2 5 (13.89%) Nutanix
3 4 (11.11%) Azure
4 3 (8.33%) AWS
5 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Monitor
6 1 (2.78%) Azure Storage
6 1 (2.78%) GCP
6 1 (2.78%) Mimecast
6 1 (2.78%) PaaS
6 1 (2.78%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) DNS
2 9 (25.00%) DHCP
3 8 (22.22%) LAN
4 6 (16.67%) WAN
5 5 (13.89%) BGP
5 5 (13.89%) HTTP
5 5 (13.89%) Kerberos
5 5 (13.89%) OSPF
6 4 (11.11%) Wireless
7 3 (8.33%) Multicast
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 2 (5.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.56%) NAS
8 2 (5.56%) NX-OS
8 2 (5.56%) SAN
8 2 (5.56%) WLAN
9 1 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.78%) Cognos Impromptu
3 1 (2.78%) KDB
3 1 (2.78%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.78%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (13.89%) JIRA
1 5 (13.89%) Subversion
2 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 4 (11.11%) TeamCity
3 2 (5.56%) Serena SBM
4 1 (2.78%) Bitbucket
General
1 17 (47.22%) Banking
2 16 (44.44%) Finance
3 6 (16.67%) Financial Institution
3 6 (16.67%) International Banking
3 6 (16.67%) Social Skills
4 3 (8.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (5.56%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (5.56%) Front Office
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Network Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) C++ Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 3 (8.33%) Support Analyst
3 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (5.56%) Network Support
4 2 (5.56%) Network Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) PowerShell Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Site Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.89%) LDAP
2 4 (11.11%) FIX Protocol
3 3 (8.33%) REST
4 2 (5.56%) .NET
4 2 (5.56%) Middleware
5 1 (2.78%) ARM Templates
5 1 (2.78%) HTML
5 1 (2.78%) JSON
5 1 (2.78%) Rendezvous
5 1 (2.78%) SAML
5 1 (2.78%) Web Services
5 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Replication
2 5 (13.89%) Clustering
2 5 (13.89%) Derivative
3 4 (11.11%) Fixed Income
4 3 (8.33%) DTCC
4 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 2 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.56%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (5.56%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.56%) PKI
5 2 (5.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
6 1 (2.78%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
6 1 (2.78%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 22 (61.11%) Windows
2 13 (36.11%) Windows Server
3 11 (30.56%) Linux
4 7 (19.44%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (13.89%) Windows 10
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (8.33%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (5.56%) Solaris
9 2 (5.56%) Unix
9 2 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.78%) Android
10 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.78%) Mac OS X
10 1 (2.78%) SUSE
10 1 (2.78%) Ubuntu
10 1 (2.78%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (19.44%) High Availability
2 6 (16.67%) CI/CD
2 6 (16.67%) DevOps
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 6 (16.67%) ITIL
2 6 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) Data Security
3 5 (13.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (13.89%) Storage Management
4 4 (11.11%) Network Design
4 4 (11.11%) Security Hardening
4 4 (11.11%) Site Reliability Engineering
4 4 (11.11%) Task Automation
5 3 (8.33%) Analytics
5 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Dashboard Development
5 3 (8.33%) Problem Management
5 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Python
2 10 (27.78%) PowerShell
2 10 (27.78%) SQL
3 7 (19.44%) Perl
4 6 (16.67%) Java
5 4 (11.11%) Bash
5 4 (11.11%) C++
5 4 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 2 (5.56%) C#
6 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
6 2 (5.56%) VBA
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) CCNP
1 4 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (8.33%) CCIE
2 3 (8.33%) Degree
3 2 (5.56%) A+ Certification
3 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.78%) JNCIP
4 1 (2.78%) MCP
4 1 (2.78%) MCSE
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) GDPR
1 1 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.78%) QA
1 1 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.11%) Docker
5 3 (8.33%) NFS
6 2 (5.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.78%) LXC
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas File System
7 1 (2.78%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (16.67%) Ansible
2 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 5 (13.89%) Terraform
3 4 (11.11%) Control-M
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (11.11%) QRadar
3 4 (11.11%) Tivoli
4 3 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (8.33%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.33%) Netcool
4 3 (8.33%) SCOM
4 3 (8.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (5.56%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (5.56%) Icinga
5 2 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.56%) Puppet
5 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Satellite
6 1 (2.78%) Kibana
6 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.78%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 11 (30.56%) Cisco
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 7 (19.44%) IBM
4 7 (19.44%) ServiceNow
5 6 (16.67%) F5
6 5 (13.89%) BMC
6 5 (13.89%) Infoblox
6 5 (13.89%) Splunk
7 4 (11.11%) CheckPoint
7 4 (11.11%) Citrix
7 4 (11.11%) CyberArk
7 4 (11.11%) EMC
7 4 (11.11%) Oracle
7 4 (11.11%) Qualys
7 4 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 3 (8.33%) Arista
8 3 (8.33%) Dell
8 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
8 3 (8.33%) SunGard