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 3 months to 27 June 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 98 107
Rank change year-on-year +2 +9  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 70 65 97
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.12% 1.92% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.06% 13.77% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 55 77
Median daily rate £425 £475 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +16.56%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.58 £19.00 £17.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.94 £19.00 £62.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -29.16% +100.00%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 349 472 736
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.56% 13.94% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 370 549
Median daily rate £427 £463 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.67% +12.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £579 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 7 24
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +5.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £25.20 £32.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the City of London

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

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the City of London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the City of London

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

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 51 (45.13%) Windows
2 48 (42.48%) Linux
3 42 (37.17%) Firewall
4 34 (30.09%) DNS
5 29 (25.66%) Java
6 27 (23.89%) Python
6 27 (23.89%) Finance
7 26 (23.01%) Cisco
8 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
8 25 (22.12%) Unix
9 23 (20.35%) DHCP
10 21 (18.58%) Perl
11 20 (17.70%) SSL
11 20 (17.70%) VMware
11 20 (17.70%) Windows Server
12 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
13 18 (15.93%) SQL
13 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
14 17 (15.04%) Citrix
15 16 (14.16%) HTTP
16 15 (13.27%) SOAP
16 15 (13.27%) DevOps
17 14 (12.39%) Ansible
17 14 (12.39%) Bash Shell
17 14 (12.39%) ITIL
17 14 (12.39%) PostgreSQL
18 13 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
18 13 (11.50%) LAN
18 13 (11.50%) Puppet
18 13 (11.50%) VLAN

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 12 (10.62%) Apache
2 10 (8.85%) Tomcat
3 8 (7.08%) JBoss
4 7 (6.19%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.31%) MS Exchange
6 4 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.54%) OpenStack
6 4 (3.54%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (3.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.65%) IBM Notes
7 3 (2.65%) nginx
8 2 (1.77%) IIS
8 2 (1.77%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.77%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Solr
9 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 12 (10.62%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.77%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Eikon
1 1 (0.88%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.88%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.62%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.31%) Office 365
4 3 (2.65%) Heroku
5 2 (1.77%) Amazon Kinesis
5 2 (1.77%) IaaS
5 2 (1.77%) SaaS
6 1 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (37.17%) Firewall
2 34 (30.09%) DNS
3 23 (20.35%) DHCP
4 20 (17.70%) SSL
5 16 (14.16%) HTTP
6 13 (11.50%) LAN
6 13 (11.50%) VLAN
7 11 (9.73%) HSRP
7 11 (9.73%) Network Security
7 11 (9.73%) VoIP
7 11 (9.73%) WAN
8 10 (8.85%) ISDN
8 10 (8.85%) Wireless
9 9 (7.96%) SNMP
10 8 (7.08%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (7.08%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (7.08%) MPLS
10 8 (7.08%) SAN
10 8 (7.08%) TACACS
10 8 (7.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.39%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (7.08%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.31%) MongoDB
3 6 (5.31%) MySQL
3 6 (5.31%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.54%) MariaDB
5 3 (2.65%) Big Data
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.77%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (1.77%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.88%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.88%) HBase
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.88%) Oracle ODI
7 1 (0.88%) Redis
7 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.65%) Gradle
3 3 (2.65%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.65%) Subversion
3 3 (2.65%) webpack
4 2 (1.77%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.77%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.77%) Maven
5 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (23.89%) Finance
2 12 (10.62%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.54%) Front Office
4 4 (3.54%) Retail
4 4 (3.54%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.65%) Law
5 3 (2.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.77%) Back Office
6 2 (1.77%) Games
6 2 (1.77%) Private Banking
6 2 (1.77%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.88%) Advertising
7 1 (0.88%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 24 (21.24%) Analyst
2 20 (17.70%) Developer
3 11 (9.73%) Support Analyst
4 10 (8.85%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (7.96%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.08%) Architect
7 7 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 7 (6.19%) Java Developer
7 7 (6.19%) Service Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Service Desk Analyst
7 7 (6.19%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) C++ Developer
8 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.31%) Linux Engineer
9 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 5 (4.42%) Security Analyst
9 5 (4.42%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.54%) Desktop Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
10 4 (3.54%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (13.27%) SOAP
2 11 (9.73%) 802.1X
2 11 (9.73%) XML
3 9 (7.96%) FIX Protocol
4 7 (6.19%) RESTful
5 6 (5.31%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (5.31%) Web Services
6 5 (4.42%) HTML
6 5 (4.42%) Middleware
6 5 (4.42%) Node.js
6 5 (4.42%) REST
6 5 (4.42%) XSLT
7 4 (3.54%) .NET
7 4 (3.54%) Hibernate
7 4 (3.54%) JSON
7 4 (3.54%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.54%) Spring
8 3 (2.65%) CSS
8 3 (2.65%) OAuth
8 3 (2.65%) RSS
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.31%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.42%) Clustering
3 5 (4.42%) Equities
3 5 (4.42%) Fintech
4 4 (3.54%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.54%) Fixed Income
4 4 (3.54%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.65%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (2.65%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.65%) PKI
5 3 (2.65%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.65%) Web 2.0
6 2 (1.77%) Derivative
6 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
6 2 (1.77%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.77%) iPad
6 2 (1.77%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.13%) Windows
2 48 (42.48%) Linux
3 25 (22.12%) Unix
4 20 (17.70%) Windows Server
5 19 (16.81%) Windows 7
6 10 (8.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (7.08%) CentOS
7 8 (7.08%) Solaris
8 6 (5.31%) Ubuntu
8 6 (5.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (4.42%) Windows 10
9 5 (4.42%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.54%) CoreOS
11 3 (2.65%) Android
11 3 (2.65%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.77%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.88%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.88%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (13.27%) DevOps
2 14 (12.39%) ITIL
3 13 (11.50%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (7.96%) Low Latency
5 8 (7.08%) Configuration Management
5 8 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
5 8 (7.08%) Migration
5 8 (7.08%) Network Management
6 7 (6.19%) Project Management
7 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.31%) Multithreading
8 5 (4.42%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (4.42%) High Availability
8 5 (4.42%) Information Security
8 5 (4.42%) Network Design
8 5 (4.42%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (4.42%) Vulnerability Management
9 4 (3.54%) Computer Forensics
9 4 (3.54%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 29 (25.66%) Java
2 27 (23.89%) Python
3 21 (18.58%) Perl
4 18 (15.93%) SQL
5 14 (12.39%) Bash Shell
6 11 (9.73%) C
6 11 (9.73%) PowerShell
6 11 (9.73%) Ruby
7 8 (7.08%) C++
8 6 (5.31%) Korn
9 5 (4.42%) JavaScript
10 4 (3.54%) PHP
11 3 (2.65%) Groovy
11 3 (2.65%) Shell Script
12 2 (1.77%) C#
12 2 (1.77%) Go
12 2 (1.77%) Scala
12 2 (1.77%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.88%) C-shell
13 1 (0.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.31%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.42%) CISSP
3 5 (4.42%) GIAC
3 5 (4.42%) SANS
3 5 (4.42%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.54%) CCNP
4 4 (3.54%) CNA
4 4 (3.54%) GCIA
4 4 (3.54%) GCIH
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.54%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (3.54%) Novell Certification
5 3 (2.65%) CCIE
6 2 (1.77%) CCNA
6 2 (1.77%) Degree
6 2 (1.77%) MCSA
7 1 (0.88%) CCDA
7 1 (0.88%) CEH
7 1 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.54%) MiFID
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (22.12%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.73%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.31%) Docker
5 3 (2.65%) vCloud
6 2 (1.77%) Xen
6 2 (1.77%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) Apache Flume
7 1 (0.88%) etcd
7 1 (0.88%) HDFS
7 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.88%) KVM
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.88%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.88%) vSphere
7 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (12.39%) Ansible
2 13 (11.50%) Puppet
3 9 (7.96%) SCCM
4 7 (6.19%) Cisco Prime
5 6 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
5 6 (5.31%) Terraform
6 5 (4.42%) Nagios
6 5 (4.42%) Salt
7 4 (3.54%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (3.54%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (2.65%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (2.65%) Kubernetes
8 3 (2.65%) logstash
8 3 (2.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.65%) TADDM
9 2 (1.77%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.77%) Grafana
9 2 (1.77%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.77%) Kibana
9 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 26 (23.01%) Cisco
2 20 (17.70%) VMware
3 18 (15.93%) Microsoft
4 17 (15.04%) Citrix
5 12 (10.62%) Oracle
6 8 (7.08%) IBM
7 7 (6.19%) MobileIron
7 7 (6.19%) NetApp
7 7 (6.19%) SolarWinds
8 6 (5.31%) Apple
8 6 (5.31%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.42%) EMC
9 5 (4.42%) HP
9 5 (4.42%) Symantec
10 4 (3.54%) Altiris
10 4 (3.54%) F5
10 4 (3.54%) Juniper
10 4 (3.54%) Remedy
11 3 (2.65%) ServiceNow
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