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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 118 122
Rank change year-on-year +2 +4  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 46 41 69
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.50% 1.21% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.14% 10.28% 9.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 34 51
Median daily rate £430 £505 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.85% +26.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £231 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £608 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £339
% change year-on-year +13.63% +3.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +1.60%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +21.21%  

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 350 399 692
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 11.39% 11.79% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 295 502
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £275 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +4.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £17.50 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.73 £30.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 49 (53.85%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) Linux
3 38 (41.76%) Finance
4 36 (39.56%) Firewall
5 31 (34.07%) DNS
6 28 (30.77%) DHCP
7 25 (27.47%) Java
8 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
9 22 (24.18%) Cisco
10 21 (23.08%) Unix
10 21 (23.08%) Windows Server
11 20 (21.98%) Banking
12 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
13 16 (17.58%) SSL
13 16 (17.58%) Python
14 14 (15.38%) Perl
14 14 (15.38%) SQL
14 14 (15.38%) VMware
14 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
15 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 13 (14.29%) ITIL
15 13 (14.29%) LAN
16 12 (13.19%) Network Security
17 11 (12.09%) Ruby
17 11 (12.09%) DevOps
17 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
17 11 (12.09%) WAN
17 11 (12.09%) HTTP
17 11 (12.09%) MS Office
17 11 (12.09%) PostgreSQL

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 (8.79%) Apache
1 8 (8.79%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.69%) Tomcat
3 6 (6.59%) MS Exchange
4 5 (5.49%) IIS
4 5 (5.49%) JBoss
5 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.40%) OpenStack
5 4 (4.40%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
6 2 (2.20%) nginx
6 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.10%) Oracle Coherence
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (12.09%) MS Office
2 3 (3.30%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.10%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.40%) GitHub
2 4 (4.40%) Office 365
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon Kinesis
3 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.10%) IaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (39.56%) Firewall
2 31 (34.07%) DNS
3 28 (30.77%) DHCP
4 16 (17.58%) SSL
5 13 (14.29%) LAN
6 12 (13.19%) Network Security
7 11 (12.09%) HTTP
7 11 (12.09%) WAN
7 11 (12.09%) Wireless
8 8 (8.79%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (7.69%) MPLS
9 7 (7.69%) SAN
10 6 (6.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (6.59%) Internet
10 6 (6.59%) IPsec
10 6 (6.59%) VLAN
10 6 (6.59%) VPN
11 5 (5.49%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (5.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
12 4 (4.40%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.09%) PostgreSQL
2 7 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 7 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.49%) Redis
4 3 (3.30%) Big Data
4 3 (3.30%) MySQL
4 3 (3.30%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Hive
6 1 (1.10%) DB2
6 1 (1.10%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.10%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.10%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 8 (8.79%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.40%) Bitbucket
2 4 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.30%) Subversion
4 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
4 2 (2.20%) Maven
4 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.10%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.10%) MSI
5 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.10%) Toad
5 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
General
1 38 (41.76%) Finance
2 20 (21.98%) Banking
3 8 (8.79%) Retail
4 6 (6.59%) Financial Institution
4 6 (6.59%) Legal
5 3 (3.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.30%) Law
6 2 (2.20%) Front Office
7 1 (1.10%) Advertising
7 1 (1.10%) Back Office
7 1 (1.10%) Games
7 1 (1.10%) Private Banking
7 1 (1.10%) Publishing
7 1 (1.10%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (26.37%) Analyst
2 13 (14.29%) Developer
3 10 (10.99%) Support Analyst
4 7 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 7 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Desktop Support
5 6 (6.59%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.59%) Security Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Desktop Analyst
6 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (4.40%) Administrator
7 4 (4.40%) Architect
7 4 (4.40%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Consultant
7 4 (4.40%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.40%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (3.30%) Applications Support
8 3 (3.30%) Network Analyst
8 3 (3.30%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.69%) XML
2 6 (6.59%) Node.js
2 6 (6.59%) SOAP
3 5 (5.49%) HTML
3 5 (5.49%) JSON
3 5 (5.49%) LAPP Stack
4 4 (4.40%) .NET
4 4 (4.40%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.40%) CSS
4 4 (4.40%) Middleware
4 4 (4.40%) XSLT
5 3 (3.30%) FIX Protocol
5 3 (3.30%) RSS
6 2 (2.20%) Kafka
6 2 (2.20%) TIBCO EMS
6 2 (2.20%) Ultra Messaging
6 2 (2.20%) Web Services
6 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (2.20%) XMPP
7 1 (1.10%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.59%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.59%) Clustering
3 6 (6.59%) Equities
3 6 (6.59%) Fixed Income
4 5 (5.49%) Security Operations Centre
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.30%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 3 (3.30%) Web 2.0
7 2 (2.20%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
7 2 (2.20%) CMDB
7 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (2.20%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.20%) iPad
7 2 (2.20%) Replication
7 2 (2.20%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.85%) Windows
2 39 (42.86%) Linux
3 21 (23.08%) Unix
3 21 (23.08%) Windows Server
4 14 (15.38%) Windows 7
5 13 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (9.89%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.49%) CentOS
8 5 (5.49%) Solaris
9 4 (4.40%) CoreOS
9 4 (4.40%) RancherOS
9 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.30%) Mac OS
10 3 (3.30%) Ubuntu
10 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.20%) Android
11 2 (2.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.10%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.10%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.29%) ITIL
2 11 (12.09%) DevOps
3 9 (9.89%) Configuration Management
4 8 (8.79%) Migration
5 7 (7.69%) Information Security
5 7 (7.69%) Low Latency
5 7 (7.69%) Network Design
5 7 (7.69%) Project Management
6 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (6.59%) Asset Management
6 6 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (6.59%) Security Operations
6 6 (6.59%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (5.49%) Multithreading
7 5 (5.49%) OO
7 5 (5.49%) OOP
7 5 (5.49%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.49%) Threat Detection
8 4 (4.40%) Change Management
8 4 (4.40%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.47%) Java
2 16 (17.58%) Python
3 14 (15.38%) Perl
3 14 (15.38%) SQL
4 11 (12.09%) Ruby
5 10 (10.99%) Bash Shell
5 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.89%) C
7 5 (5.49%) C++
8 4 (4.40%) Go
9 3 (3.30%) JavaScript
9 3 (3.30%) PHP
10 2 (2.20%) Korn
10 2 (2.20%) Shell Script
11 1 (1.10%) C#
11 1 (1.10%) Tcl
11 1 (1.10%) VB
11 1 (1.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (10.99%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.79%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.59%) CISSP
3 6 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.49%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.49%) CISM
4 5 (5.49%) CNA
4 5 (5.49%) GCIA
4 5 (5.49%) GCIH
4 5 (5.49%) GIAC
4 5 (5.49%) Network+ Certification
4 5 (5.49%) Novell Certification
4 5 (5.49%) SANS
5 4 (4.40%) MCSA
6 3 (3.30%) CCNA
6 3 (3.30%) CCNP
6 3 (3.30%) Degree
6 3 (3.30%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.30%) MCSE
7 2 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.30%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.10%) COBIT
3 1 (1.10%) PMO
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (26.37%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.49%) Docker
2 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
2 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.40%) etcd
3 4 (4.40%) flannel
4 2 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (2.20%) NFS
4 2 (2.20%) Xen
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Flume
5 1 (1.10%) Firmware
5 1 (1.10%) HDFS
5 1 (1.10%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.10%) Samba
5 1 (1.10%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.10%) vCloud
5 1 (1.10%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (1.10%) vSphere
5 1 (1.10%) XenApp
5 1 (1.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 7 (7.69%) SCCM
3 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
3 5 (5.49%) Nagios
4 4 (4.40%) Ansible
4 4 (4.40%) Consul
4 4 (4.40%) Docker Swarm
4 4 (4.40%) Marathon
4 4 (4.40%) Mesos
4 4 (4.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 4 (4.40%) Puppet
4 4 (4.40%) Rancher
4 4 (4.40%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.30%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.30%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 2 (2.20%) logstash
6 2 (2.20%) NetBackup
6 2 (2.20%) Terraform
7 1 (1.10%) Grafana
7 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 22 (24.18%) Cisco
2 17 (18.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (15.38%) VMware
4 9 (9.89%) CheckPoint
4 9 (9.89%) Citrix
4 9 (9.89%) Oracle
5 8 (8.79%) Juniper
6 7 (7.69%) F5
7 6 (6.59%) Sun
8 5 (5.49%) Apple
9 4 (4.40%) IBM
9 4 (4.40%) Riverbed
9 4 (4.40%) Symantec
10 3 (3.30%) Aruba
10 3 (3.30%) LANDesk
10 3 (3.30%) MobileIron
10 3 (3.30%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.30%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.30%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.30%) Tufin
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