Period
to 23 January 2022

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 23 January 2022 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
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 80 47 73
Rank change year-on-year -33 +26 +6
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 63 50 89
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.59% 3.48% 2.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.15% 16.50% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 26 56
10th Percentile £110 £230 £215
25th Percentile £238 £300 £307
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £363 £413
Median % change year-on-year +17.24% -12.12% -2.94%
75th Percentile £495 £390 £500
90th Percentile £563 £449 £550
England median daily rate £475 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +18.75% - -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 5
10th Percentile £17.08 - £12.47
25th Percentile £18.31 £40.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £43.00 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -53.49% +160.61% +3.13%
75th Percentile £21.00 £45.50 £16.75
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year - +16.28% -2.27%

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 390 303 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 16.03% 21.07% 17.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 172 398
10th Percentile £165 £155 £213
25th Percentile £263 £213 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £394 £325 £400
Median % change year-on-year +21.15% -18.75% -
75th Percentile £488 £438 £488
90th Percentile £550 £469 £562
England median daily rate £500 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +17.65% +3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 27 47
10th Percentile - £12.23 £13.38
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate £16.00 £23.63 £16.50
Median % change year-on-year -32.28% +43.18% -2.22%
75th Percentile £20.00 £48.75 £43.63
90th Percentile £28.50 £51.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £32.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -33.85% +52.94% +18.06%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the East of England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the East of England over the 6 months to 23 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the East of England

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

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the East of England.

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 23 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire +5 40 £419 +4.69% 13
Cambridgeshire -16 17 £450 +168.66% 22
Essex -36 3 £525 +40.00% 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £388 - 1
Suffolk -11 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 33 (52.38%) Social Skills
3 32 (50.79%) Linux
4 29 (46.03%) DNS
4 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
5 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
6 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
6 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
6 22 (34.92%) Ethernet
6 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (33.33%) Software Engineering
8 20 (31.75%) Java
9 19 (30.16%) C#
9 19 (30.16%) C++
9 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
9 19 (30.16%) Eclipse
9 19 (30.16%) Presentation Skills
9 19 (30.16%) Synthetic Environment
10 18 (28.57%) Web Services
11 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
12 16 (25.40%) Degree
13 15 (23.81%) Mathematics
13 15 (23.81%) DHCP
13 15 (23.81%) Scrum
14 14 (22.22%) Aerospace
14 14 (22.22%) NetBeans
14 14 (22.22%) Military
14 14 (22.22%) ActiveX
14 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
14 14 (22.22%) .NET

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 4 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.76%) IIS
3 2 (3.17%) nginx
4 1 (1.59%) Confluence
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.05%) AWS
2 11 (17.46%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (14.29%) Azure
4 5 (7.94%) GCP
4 5 (7.94%) SaaS
5 4 (6.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 4 (6.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (3.17%) GitHub
7 1 (1.59%) AWS CloudTrail
7 1 (1.59%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (46.03%) DNS
2 22 (34.92%) Ethernet
3 15 (23.81%) DHCP
4 13 (20.63%) Firewall
5 10 (15.87%) LAN
6 7 (11.11%) IPsec
6 7 (11.11%) WAN
7 6 (9.52%) SNMP
7 6 (9.52%) VLAN
8 5 (7.94%) HTTPS
8 5 (7.94%) VPN
8 5 (7.94%) Wireless
9 4 (6.35%) HTTP
9 4 (6.35%) SSH
9 4 (6.35%) SSL
9 4 (6.35%) WebEx
10 3 (4.76%) ISDN
10 3 (4.76%) VoIP
10 3 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (4.76%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 19 (30.16%) Eclipse
1 19 (30.16%) Visual Studio
2 17 (26.98%) Git (software)
3 14 (22.22%) NetBeans
4 5 (7.94%) Jenkins
5 2 (3.17%) Artifactory
5 2 (3.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (1.59%) GitLab
6 1 (1.59%) JIRA
General
1 33 (52.38%) Social Skills
2 19 (30.16%) Presentation Skills
3 14 (22.22%) Aerospace
3 14 (22.22%) Military
4 3 (4.76%) Public Sector
5 2 (3.17%) Banking
6 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.59%) Finance
6 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (17.46%) Support Engineer
2 7 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) C# Software Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) C++ Software Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) IT Support
3 5 (7.94%) Technical Engineer
3 5 (7.94%) Technical Support
3 5 (7.94%) Technical Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (6.35%) Administrator
4 4 (6.35%) Azure Administrator
4 4 (6.35%) IT Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (6.35%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
5 3 (4.76%) Cloud Engineer
5 3 (4.76%) Consultant
5 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.17%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (28.57%) Web Services
2 14 (22.22%) .NET
2 14 (22.22%) ActiveX
2 14 (22.22%) DirectX
2 14 (22.22%) MFC
2 14 (22.22%) Node.js
2 14 (22.22%) OpenGL
2 14 (22.22%) Qt
3 8 (12.70%) LDAP
4 3 (4.76%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.17%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.59%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 6 (9.52%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.35%) Hybrid Cloud
2 4 (6.35%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) CMDB
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.59%) BYOD
5 1 (1.59%) Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Cloud
5 1 (1.59%) PKI
5 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 42 (66.67%) Windows
2 32 (50.79%) Linux
3 6 (9.52%) Mac OS
4 5 (7.94%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.35%) Ubuntu
6 3 (4.76%) Windows Server
7 2 (3.17%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (34.92%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 19 (30.16%) Synthetic Environment
4 15 (23.81%) Mathematics
4 15 (23.81%) Scrum
5 11 (17.46%) DevOps
6 7 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.52%) CI/CD
7 6 (9.52%) Mentoring
8 5 (7.94%) Continuous Delivery
8 5 (7.94%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.94%) TDD
8 5 (7.94%) Unit Testing
8 5 (7.94%) Validation
8 5 (7.94%) Visualisation
9 4 (6.35%) Cloud Operations
9 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.35%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 20 (31.75%) Java
2 19 (30.16%) C#
2 19 (30.16%) C++
3 14 (22.22%) GLSL
3 14 (22.22%) HLSL
3 14 (22.22%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.70%) Python
5 7 (11.11%) PowerShell
6 4 (6.35%) Bash
6 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 2 (3.17%) C
7 2 (3.17%) Ruby
8 1 (1.59%) Go
8 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
2 22 (34.92%) SC Cleared
3 16 (25.40%) Degree
4 3 (4.76%) CCNP
4 3 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.76%) CISSP
5 2 (3.17%) ECDL
5 2 (3.17%) MCSE
5 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.35%) HIPAA
2 4 (6.35%) PCI DSS
2 4 (6.35%) SOC 2
3 2 (3.17%) NIST
4 1 (1.59%) GDPR
4 1 (1.59%) GPG13
4 1 (1.59%) NIST 800
4 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (34.92%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.35%) NFS
3 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
4 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.17%) RHEV
4 2 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.59%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.59%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (15.87%) SCCM
2 6 (9.52%) Terraform
3 4 (6.35%) Jamf Pro
3 4 (6.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (6.35%) Puppet
4 2 (3.17%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (3.17%) Ansible
4 2 (3.17%) Kibana
4 2 (3.17%) logstash
4 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.17%) SCOM
4 2 (3.17%) WSUS
5 1 (1.59%) HP NNM
5 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.59%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 29 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 12 (19.05%) Cisco
3 6 (9.52%) Juniper
4 4 (6.35%) Dell KACE
4 4 (6.35%) McAfee
4 4 (6.35%) Symantec
4 4 (6.35%) VMware
5 3 (4.76%) Google
6 2 (3.17%) F5
7 1 (1.59%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix
7 1 (1.59%) CyberArk
7 1 (1.59%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.59%) HP
7 1 (1.59%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.59%) Splunk
7 1 (1.59%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.59%) Veeam
7 1 (1.59%) Xerox