Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 155 125
Rank change year-on-year +6 -30 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 105 95 152
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 1.47% 1.43% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.89% 9.81% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 67 114
City of London median daily rate £500 £468 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +10.00% +6.25%
10th Percentile £174 £290 £190
90th Percentile £675 £564 £575
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% +7.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
City of London median hourly rate £15.70 - £17.98
10th Percentile £11.14 - £14.26
90th Percentile £20.26 - £66.25
Central London median hourly rate £15.70 - £18.49

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 756 968 1112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.57% 14.55% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 738 835
City of London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.12%
10th Percentile £213 £286 £263
90th Percentile £638 £588 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 30
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £17.74
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +7.10% -9.03%
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.50 £14.03
90th Percentile £23.28 £48.63 £30.33
Central London median hourly rate £16.96 £19.00 £17.74
% change year-on-year -10.75% +7.10% -6.63%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 21 November 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 48 (45.71%) Linux
2 36 (34.29%) Windows
3 29 (27.62%) Java
3 29 (27.62%) DNS
4 28 (26.67%) Firewall
5 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (23.81%) SSL
6 25 (23.81%) Ansible
7 23 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
7 23 (21.90%) Finance
8 22 (20.95%) VMware
8 22 (20.95%) Cisco
8 22 (20.95%) Unix
8 22 (20.95%) DevOps
9 21 (20.00%) Puppet
9 21 (20.00%) Python
10 20 (19.05%) HTTP
11 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
11 19 (18.10%) PostgreSQL
12 18 (17.14%) Windows Server
13 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 17 (16.19%) SQL
14 16 (15.24%) DHCP
14 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
15 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
15 15 (14.29%) VPN
16 14 (13.33%) WAN
16 14 (13.33%) LAN
16 14 (13.33%) SOAP
17 13 (12.38%) Citrix

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 10 (9.52%) Apache
1 10 (9.52%) Tomcat
2 9 (8.57%) IIS
3 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.86%) Confluence
6 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.90%) nginx
7 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.95%) CMS
8 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.95%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.95%) JBoss
8 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.95%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.95%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.95%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Eikon
2 1 (0.95%) MetaTrader
2 1 (0.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.95%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (9.52%) Office 365
4 6 (5.71%) Heroku
4 6 (5.71%) IaaS
5 5 (4.76%) PaaS
6 2 (1.90%) G Suite
6 2 (1.90%) SaaS
6 2 (1.90%) Slack
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.95%) GitHub
7 1 (0.95%) npm
7 1 (0.95%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.62%) DNS
2 28 (26.67%) Firewall
3 25 (23.81%) SSL
4 20 (19.05%) HTTP
5 16 (15.24%) DHCP
6 15 (14.29%) VPN
7 14 (13.33%) LAN
7 14 (13.33%) WAN
8 12 (11.43%) Wireless
9 11 (10.48%) Network Security
10 10 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (8.57%) BGP
11 9 (8.57%) HSRP
11 9 (8.57%) VLAN
12 8 (7.62%) FTP
12 8 (7.62%) IPsec
12 8 (7.62%) VoIP
13 7 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (6.67%) ISDN
13 7 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (18.10%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (10.48%) MongoDB
2 11 (10.48%) Relational Database
3 10 (9.52%) MySQL
4 8 (7.62%) SQL Server
5 7 (6.67%) RDBMS
6 4 (3.81%) MariaDB
7 1 (0.95%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 6 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.71%) Gradle
1 6 (5.71%) Maven
2 4 (3.81%) IBM UrbanCode
2 4 (3.81%) Jenkins
2 4 (3.81%) webpack
3 3 (2.86%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.86%) JIRA
3 3 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (1.90%) Gatling
4 2 (1.90%) Geb
4 2 (1.90%) GitLab
4 2 (1.90%) gulp
4 2 (1.90%) Spock
4 2 (1.90%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.95%) Bower
5 1 (0.95%) Chocolatey
5 1 (0.95%) git-flow
5 1 (0.95%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.95%) TestRail
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 9 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.71%) Banking
4 5 (4.76%) Front Office
5 4 (3.81%) Back Office
6 3 (2.86%) Retail
7 2 (1.90%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.90%) Legal
7 2 (1.90%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.95%) Games
8 1 (0.95%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (15.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (13.33%) Developer
3 12 (11.43%) Analyst
4 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) Network Engineer
5 10 (9.52%) Java Developer
5 10 (9.52%) Senior DevOps
6 9 (8.57%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 7 (6.67%) Architect
7 7 (6.67%) Support Analyst
8 6 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (4.76%) Senior VMware Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) AWS Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.81%) Platform Architect
10 4 (3.81%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.33%) SOAP
2 13 (12.38%) XML
3 11 (10.48%) FIX Protocol
4 10 (9.52%) RESTful
5 8 (7.62%) .NET
6 7 (6.67%) Java EE
6 7 (6.67%) REST
6 7 (6.67%) Web Services
7 6 (5.71%) 802.1X
7 6 (5.71%) Ajax
7 6 (5.71%) Dropwizard
7 6 (5.71%) Guice
7 6 (5.71%) OAuth2
7 6 (5.71%) Ratpack
7 6 (5.71%) Spring
8 5 (4.76%) Hibernate
8 5 (4.76%) jQuery
9 4 (3.81%) J2EE
9 4 (3.81%) OAuth
10 3 (2.86%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.57%) Fixed Income
3 6 (5.71%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.76%) PKI
5 4 (3.81%) Derivative
5 4 (3.81%) Equities
5 4 (3.81%) Fintech
5 4 (3.81%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 4 (3.81%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Clustering
7 2 (1.90%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.90%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (1.90%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.90%) Verilog
7 2 (1.90%) VHDL
8 1 (0.95%) BYOD
8 1 (0.95%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.71%) Linux
2 36 (34.29%) Windows
3 22 (20.95%) Unix
4 18 (17.14%) Windows Server
5 17 (16.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.76%) Solaris
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 10
7 5 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (3.81%) CentOS
8 4 (3.81%) CoreOS
8 4 (3.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (2.86%) Android
10 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (24.76%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (20.95%) DevOps
3 13 (12.38%) Continuous Delivery
4 9 (8.57%) Configuration Management
4 9 (8.57%) Network Management
4 9 (8.57%) Test Automation
5 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.62%) Stakeholder Management
6 7 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (6.67%) ITIL
6 7 (6.67%) Network Design
6 7 (6.67%) Open Source
6 7 (6.67%) Time Management
7 6 (5.71%) API Integration
7 6 (5.71%) Client Onboarding
7 6 (5.71%) Domain-Driven Design
7 6 (5.71%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (5.71%) OWASP
7 6 (5.71%) Software Engineering
7 6 (5.71%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.62%) Java
2 21 (20.00%) Python
3 17 (16.19%) SQL
4 12 (11.43%) Bash Shell
5 11 (10.48%) Perl
6 10 (9.52%) Ruby
7 9 (8.57%) JavaScript
8 7 (6.67%) Groovy
9 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
10 5 (4.76%) Korn
11 4 (3.81%) Go
12 3 (2.86%) C#
12 3 (2.86%) Scala
12 3 (2.86%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.90%) C
13 2 (1.90%) C-shell
13 2 (1.90%) ES6
13 2 (1.90%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.95%) C++
14 1 (0.95%) PHP
Qualifications
1 12 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.71%) CCNP
4 5 (4.76%) CCIE
4 5 (4.76%) Degree
5 4 (3.81%) CCNA
6 3 (2.86%) CISSP
6 3 (2.86%) GIAC
6 3 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
6 3 (2.86%) SANS
6 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.90%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.90%) CISM
7 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.90%) GCIA
7 2 (1.90%) GCIH
7 2 (1.90%) MCITP
7 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.90%) Novell Certification
7 2 (1.90%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.67%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) MiFID
3 2 (1.90%) AS 2805
3 2 (1.90%) ISO 8583
3 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) Active Directory
2 11 (10.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.57%) Docker
4 7 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.67%) iptables
4 7 (6.67%) vCloud
5 4 (3.81%) XenApp
6 3 (2.86%) XenServer
7 2 (1.90%) vSphere
8 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.95%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (23.81%) Ansible
2 21 (20.00%) Puppet
3 11 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.71%) Docker Swarm
4 6 (5.71%) Salt
4 6 (5.71%) Terraform
5 5 (4.76%) Backup Exec
6 4 (3.81%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (3.81%) SELinux
7 3 (2.86%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 3 (2.86%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.86%) Nagios
7 3 (2.86%) NetBackup
7 3 (2.86%) SCCM
8 2 (1.90%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.90%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (1.90%) Kibana
8 2 (1.90%) logstash
8 2 (1.90%) OPNET
8 2 (1.90%) TADDM
Vendors
1 22 (20.95%) Cisco
1 22 (20.95%) VMware
2 19 (18.10%) Microsoft
3 13 (12.38%) Citrix
4 8 (7.62%) Oracle
4 8 (7.62%) Red Hat
5 7 (6.67%) SaltStack
6 6 (5.71%) SolarWinds
7 5 (4.76%) EMC
7 5 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 5 (4.76%) Riverbed
7 5 (4.76%) Sun
8 4 (3.81%) F5
8 4 (3.81%) HP
8 4 (3.81%) IBM
8 4 (3.81%) Juniper
8 4 (3.81%) NetApp
9 3 (2.86%) Apple
9 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.86%) Veeam