Period
to 10 May 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 10 May 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
10 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 129 130 133
Rank change year-on-year +1 +3 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 24 33 118
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.95% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.89% 9.79% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 29 92
10th Percentile £395 £200 £301
25th Percentile £452 £250 £372
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £486 £465 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.57% -7.00% -
75th Percentile £534 £600 £606
90th Percentile £640 £675 £688
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +2.63% -5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
10th Percentile " £44.73 £21.13
25th Percentile £16.25 £46.19 £22.81
Median hourly rate £17.50 £51.25 £26.25
Median % change year-on-year -65.85% +95.24% -
75th Percentile £18.75 £55.19 £30.31
90th Percentile " £55.98 £32.38
Central London median hourly rate £17.50 £51.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -65.85% +138.37% -

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 270 337 743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.01% 9.70% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 245 568
10th Percentile £335 £206 £202
25th Percentile £401 £343 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £650 £656
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 17
10th Percentile £11.98 £16.39 £17.38
25th Percentile £12.69 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate £14.75 £31.75 £31.00
Median % change year-on-year -53.54% +2.42% +63.16%
75th Percentile £17.19 £42.25 £37.50
90th Percentile £18.13 £52.83 £43.73
Central London median hourly rate £15.75 £30.05 £22.00
% change year-on-year -47.59% +36.59% +15.79%

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 10 May 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 10 May 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 10 May 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 (54.17%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
3 10 (41.67%) Windows
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
4 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (33.33%) Azure
5 8 (33.33%) Cisco
6 7 (29.17%) Python
6 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
6 7 (29.17%) Linux
6 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
6 7 (29.17%) Banking
6 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (29.17%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
7 6 (25.00%) High Availability
7 6 (25.00%) IBM
7 6 (25.00%) Firewall
7 6 (25.00%) Replication
8 5 (20.83%) EMC
8 5 (20.83%) LDAP
8 5 (20.83%) WAN
8 5 (20.83%) HTTP
8 5 (20.83%) IaaS
8 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
8 5 (20.83%) AWS
8 5 (20.83%) PaaS

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 7 (29.17%) SharePoint
2 3 (12.50%) Confluence
2 3 (12.50%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (4.17%) CICS
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.17%) IIS
3 1 (4.17%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (33.33%) Azure
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft 365
3 5 (20.83%) AWS
3 5 (20.83%) IaaS
3 5 (20.83%) PaaS
4 4 (16.67%) GCP
5 3 (12.50%) GitHub
5 3 (12.50%) OneDrive
5 3 (12.50%) SaaS
6 1 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (4.17%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (4.17%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (4.17%) Serverless
6 1 (4.17%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) Firewall
3 5 (20.83%) HTTP
3 5 (20.83%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) DHCP
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
5 3 (12.50%) BGP
5 3 (12.50%) FTP
5 3 (12.50%) Kerberos
5 3 (12.50%) Network Security
5 3 (12.50%) OSPF
6 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
6 2 (8.33%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.33%) Multicast
6 2 (8.33%) NAS
6 2 (8.33%) SAN
6 2 (8.33%) SSL
6 2 (8.33%) Wireless
7 1 (4.17%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (20.83%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) JIRA
2 3 (12.50%) Subversion
2 3 (12.50%) TeamCity
3 2 (8.33%) Gatling
3 2 (8.33%) Geb
3 2 (8.33%) GitLab
3 2 (8.33%) Gradle
3 2 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Spock
4 1 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (54.17%) Finance
2 7 (29.17%) Banking
3 3 (12.50%) Social Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Investment Banking
4 2 (8.33%) Retail
5 1 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Back Office
5 1 (4.17%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (12.50%) Administrator
1 3 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (8.33%) Analyst
2 2 (8.33%) Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Java Developer
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 2 (8.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Server Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
2 2 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Desktop Support Specialist
3 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (4.17%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (4.17%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (20.83%) LDAP
2 4 (16.67%) REST
3 3 (12.50%) OAuth
4 2 (8.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (8.33%) Dropwizard
4 2 (8.33%) Ember.js
4 2 (8.33%) Guice
4 2 (8.33%) Kafka
4 2 (8.33%) OAuth2
4 2 (8.33%) Ratpack
4 2 (8.33%) SOAP
4 2 (8.33%) Spring
4 2 (8.33%) Spring Boot
4 2 (8.33%) WireMock
5 1 (4.17%) JSON
5 1 (4.17%) Regular Expression
5 1 (4.17%) SAML
5 1 (4.17%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 3 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Public Cloud
5 1 (4.17%) Blackberry
5 1 (4.17%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
5 1 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (4.17%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 10 (41.67%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Linux
2 7 (29.17%) Windows Server
3 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.33%) Solaris
5 2 (8.33%) Unix
5 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (4.17%) Apple iOS
6 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 6 (25.00%) High Availability
3 5 (20.83%) Security Hardening
4 4 (16.67%) Change Management
4 4 (16.67%) ITIL
5 3 (12.50%) DevOps
5 3 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (12.50%) Microservices
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (12.50%) Storage Management
6 2 (8.33%) API Integration
6 2 (8.33%) BDD
6 2 (8.33%) Data Security
6 2 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
6 2 (8.33%) Kernel Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Patch Management
6 2 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (8.33%) Product Roadmap
6 2 (8.33%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) PowerShell
1 7 (29.17%) Python
2 3 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.50%) Perl
3 2 (8.33%) Java
3 2 (8.33%) Java 8
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
3 2 (8.33%) TypeScript
4 1 (4.17%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (8.33%) CCIE
2 2 (8.33%) CCNP
2 2 (8.33%) CISSP
2 2 (8.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (8.33%) MCSE
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.33%) MOS
3 1 (4.17%) CEH
3 1 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.17%) Degree
3 1 (4.17%) GIAC
3 1 (4.17%) Master's Degree
3 1 (4.17%) MCITP
3 1 (4.17%) MCSA
3 1 (4.17%) OSCP
3 1 (4.17%) SANS
3 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.17%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) GDPR
1 2 (8.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (45.83%) Active Directory
2 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (29.17%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (12.50%) Docker
4 3 (12.50%) vSphere
5 2 (8.33%) NFS
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas File System
5 2 (8.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (8.33%) XenApp
5 2 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (4.17%) ProxySG
6 1 (4.17%) Snort
6 1 (4.17%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (4.17%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Ansible
1 3 (12.50%) Control-M
1 3 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 3 (12.50%) Netcool
1 3 (12.50%) QRadar
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
1 3 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (8.33%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (8.33%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (8.33%) Kubernetes
2 2 (8.33%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Satellite
2 2 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (8.33%) Terraform
2 2 (8.33%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.17%) Icinga
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.17%) Suricata
Vendors
1 11 (45.83%) Microsoft
1 11 (45.83%) VMware
2 8 (33.33%) Cisco
3 6 (25.00%) IBM
4 5 (20.83%) EMC
5 4 (16.67%) Citrix
5 4 (16.67%) CyberArk
5 4 (16.67%) Dell
5 4 (16.67%) Qualys
5 4 (16.67%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.67%) Splunk
5 4 (16.67%) Symantec
6 3 (12.50%) BMC
6 3 (12.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (12.50%) Trend Micro
6 3 (12.50%) Zscaler
7 2 (8.33%) NetApp
7 2 (8.33%) Nokia
7 2 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (8.33%) Veritas