Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 22 September 2018 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 105 104
Rank change year-on-year +20 -1 +10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 135 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 2.70% 2.04% 1.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.36% 10.87% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 52 54
East of England median daily rate £425 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +25.00% +26.98%
10th Percentile £205 £157 £285
90th Percentile £600 £616 £597
England median daily rate £415 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 14 0
East of England median hourly rate £10.01 £31.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.22% - -
England median hourly rate £20.75 £24.06 £21.50
% change year-on-year -13.74% +11.88% +24.06%

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 East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 879 920 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 17.61% 18.79% 16.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 471 475
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £170 £200
90th Percentile £563 £575 £538
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 109 58
East of England median hourly rate £17.75 £21.28 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.57% -43.27% +17.19%
10th Percentile £11.65 £10.90 £12.78
90th Percentile £52.25 £43.00 £45.32
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.50% -23.79% +18.75%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the East of England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the East of England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the East of England over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the East of England

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the East of England

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 22 September 2018. 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
Essex +3 49 £550 +4.86% 5
Hertfordshire +12 45 £413 +161.90% 26
Cambridgeshire +12 17 £388 +10.71% 30
Norfolk +27 12 £210 -58.00% 1
Bedfordshire +8 10 £335 +39.58%
East Anglia - 2 - - 5
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, 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 East of England region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 83 (61.48%) Linux
2 55 (40.74%) HTTP
3 51 (37.78%) Microsoft
4 50 (37.04%) Windows
5 49 (36.30%) SSL
6 46 (34.07%) DNS
6 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
7 43 (31.85%) Git (software)
8 40 (29.63%) Java
9 39 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
10 37 (27.41%) Software Engineering
11 36 (26.67%) VMware
11 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
12 33 (24.44%) Scrum
12 33 (24.44%) DevOps
13 32 (23.70%) Firewall
14 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
15 26 (19.26%) Ansible
15 26 (19.26%) .NET
15 26 (19.26%) Unix
16 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
17 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
17 24 (17.78%) JavaScript
17 24 (17.78%) Node.js
17 24 (17.78%) Deployment Automation
18 23 (17.04%) DHCP
18 23 (17.04%) Configuration Management
19 22 (16.30%) Ethernet
19 22 (16.30%) C#
19 22 (16.30%) Web Services

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 15 (11.11%) Apache
1 15 (11.11%) nginx
2 12 (8.89%) Tomcat
3 11 (8.15%) IIS
3 11 (8.15%) Jetty
3 11 (8.15%) Mongrel
3 11 (8.15%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.44%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.44%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.70%) JBoss
5 5 (3.70%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.96%) OpenStack
6 4 (2.96%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.74%) Confluence
9 1 (0.74%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 39 (28.89%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (11.85%) Office 365
3 15 (11.11%) Google Cloud Platform
3 15 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (8.89%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (8.15%) Google App Engine
6 5 (3.70%) GitHub
7 3 (2.22%) Heroku
7 3 (2.22%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.48%) PaaS
9 1 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.74%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.74%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.74%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.74%) Route 53
9 1 (0.74%) Serverless
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (40.74%) HTTP
2 49 (36.30%) SSL
3 46 (34.07%) DNS
4 32 (23.70%) Firewall
5 23 (17.04%) DHCP
6 22 (16.30%) Ethernet
7 21 (15.56%) FTP
8 16 (11.85%) WAN
9 15 (11.11%) VPN
10 13 (9.63%) LAN
11 12 (8.89%) IPsec
11 12 (8.89%) SAN
12 11 (8.15%) Wireless
13 10 (7.41%) OSPF
13 10 (7.41%) Wireshark
14 9 (6.67%) NAS
15 8 (5.93%) VoIP
16 7 (5.19%) BGP
16 7 (5.19%) MPLS
16 7 (5.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.15%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (7.41%) SQL Server
3 9 (6.67%) MongoDB
4 3 (2.22%) Big Data
4 3 (2.22%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 43 (31.85%) Git (software)
2 22 (16.30%) Jenkins
3 21 (15.56%) Eclipse
4 20 (14.81%) NetBeans
4 20 (14.81%) Subversion
4 20 (14.81%) Visual Studio
5 9 (6.67%) Travis CI
6 4 (2.96%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.96%) GitLab
6 4 (2.96%) gulp
6 4 (2.96%) Selenium
7 3 (2.22%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.22%) Gatling
7 3 (2.22%) Gradle
7 3 (2.22%) JMeter
7 3 (2.22%) SoapUI
7 3 (2.22%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.22%) Spock
7 3 (2.22%) Zephyr
8 2 (1.48%) Geb
General
1 20 (14.81%) Military
2 17 (12.59%) Aerospace
3 5 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.22%) Finance
4 3 (2.22%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.74%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (14.81%) Architect
1 20 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 15 (11.11%) Analyst
3 11 (8.15%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 9 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Azure Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (5.93%) Network Engineer
5 8 (5.93%) Support Analyst
6 7 (5.19%) Infrastructure Support
7 6 (4.44%) Developer
7 6 (4.44%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Integration Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) IT Support
8 5 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.70%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (19.26%) .NET
2 24 (17.78%) Node.js
3 22 (16.30%) Web Services
4 20 (14.81%) Qt
5 15 (11.11%) ActiveX
5 15 (11.11%) DirectX
5 15 (11.11%) MFC
5 15 (11.11%) OpenGL
6 14 (10.37%) J2EE
7 12 (8.89%) Servlets
8 10 (7.41%) REST
9 7 (5.19%) SOAP
10 6 (4.44%) Middleware
10 6 (4.44%) Software Packaging
11 5 (3.70%) LAMP
11 5 (3.70%) SAML
12 4 (2.96%) CSS
12 4 (2.96%) HTML
12 4 (2.96%) Spring
12 4 (2.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.63%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (8.89%) Clustering
3 7 (5.19%) Data Centre
4 6 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 6 (4.44%) Over-the-Top Content
4 6 (4.44%) Replication
5 5 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 4 (2.96%) AS400
7 3 (2.22%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.48%) PKI
9 1 (0.74%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.74%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (0.74%) New Media
9 1 (0.74%) RIA
9 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 83 (61.48%) Linux
2 50 (37.04%) Windows
3 26 (19.26%) Unix
4 16 (11.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (10.37%) Windows Server
6 7 (5.19%) Ubuntu
7 6 (4.44%) zOS
8 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.96%) CentOS
9 4 (2.96%) HPUX
9 4 (2.96%) Solaris
10 3 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.48%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.74%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.74%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (27.41%) Software Engineering
3 36 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
4 33 (24.44%) DevOps
4 33 (24.44%) Scrum
5 27 (20.00%) Test Automation
6 24 (17.78%) Deployment Automation
7 23 (17.04%) Configuration Management
8 21 (15.56%) TDD
9 20 (14.81%) Mathematics
10 19 (14.07%) Open Source
11 18 (13.33%) Kanban
11 18 (13.33%) User Stories
12 16 (11.85%) ITIL
13 13 (9.63%) Strategic Thinking
14 10 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 10 (7.41%) Microservices
15 8 (5.93%) Problem-Solving
16 7 (5.19%) High Availability
16 7 (5.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 40 (29.63%) Java
2 24 (17.78%) JavaScript
3 22 (16.30%) C#
4 20 (14.81%) C++
5 18 (13.33%) SQL
6 15 (11.11%) GLSL
6 15 (11.11%) HLSL
6 15 (11.11%) Perl
7 11 (8.15%) Python
8 10 (7.41%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.19%) Ruby
10 6 (4.44%) JCL
11 5 (3.70%) C
11 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
12 4 (2.96%) Korn
12 4 (2.96%) Shell Script
13 3 (2.22%) ES6
13 3 (2.22%) Java 8
13 3 (2.22%) Scala
13 3 (2.22%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 25 (18.52%) Security Cleared
2 18 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (12.59%) Degree
4 11 (8.15%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.67%) CCNA
6 4 (2.96%) CCNP
6 4 (2.96%) CCSA
6 4 (2.96%) CCSE
6 4 (2.96%) Check Point Certification
7 3 (2.22%) A+ Certification
7 3 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (2.22%) CCDP
7 3 (2.22%) MCSA
7 3 (2.22%) MCSE
7 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.48%) CCDE
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE Data Center
8 2 (1.48%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 2 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.44%) QA
2 5 (3.70%) SLA
3 2 (1.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (15.56%) Active Directory
3 17 (12.59%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.11%) Docker
5 11 (8.15%) Xen
6 10 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (4.44%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (4.44%) vSphere
8 5 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.22%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.48%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.74%) Ceph
11 1 (0.74%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.74%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (19.26%) Ansible
2 22 (16.30%) Puppet
3 15 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.93%) SCCM
5 6 (4.44%) Kubernetes
5 6 (4.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (3.70%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (2.96%) Backup Exec
7 4 (2.96%) Kibana
7 4 (2.96%) Salt
7 4 (2.96%) SCOM
8 3 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (2.22%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (2.22%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (2.22%) logstash
8 3 (2.22%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (2.22%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.48%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (1.48%) QRadar
Vendors
1 51 (37.78%) Microsoft
2 36 (26.67%) VMware
3 19 (14.07%) Cisco
4 16 (11.85%) Google
5 9 (6.67%) IBM
6 8 (5.93%) NetApp
6 8 (5.93%) Symantec
7 7 (5.19%) CheckPoint
7 7 (5.19%) SolarWinds
8 6 (4.44%) Citrix
8 6 (4.44%) Draytek
8 6 (4.44%) Red Hat
8 6 (4.44%) SonicWALL
9 5 (3.70%) F5
10 4 (2.96%) Dell
10 4 (2.96%) HP
10 4 (2.96%) Riverbed
10 4 (2.96%) Splunk
11 3 (2.22%) Percona
11 3 (2.22%) Virgin Media