The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for ICMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK / England
Rank 544 595 587
Rank change year-on-year +51 -8  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 33 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.080% 0.035% 0.008%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.24% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 13 4
Median daily rate £510 £340 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £295 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £390 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £340 £195
% change year-on-year +54.41% +74.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

ICMP 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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6059 7164 7137
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.69% 14.72% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 3738 4319 3946
Median daily rate £401 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.02% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 305 400
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £12.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing ICMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ICMP in England

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ICMP in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for ICMP in England

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ICMP in England over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ICMP in England

ICMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICMP in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICMP in England

ICMP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the England region over the 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +23 20 £525 +54.41%
London +27 12 £500 +37.93%
West Midlands +14 1 £325 -28.57%
East Midlands - 1 £525 -
ICMP
UK

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ICMP 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 England region with a requirement for ICMP.

1 39 (68.42%) TCP/IP
2 36 (63.16%) Cisco
3 30 (52.63%) SNMP
4 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (47.37%) MPLS
5 27 (47.37%) Firewall
6 26 (45.61%) Unix
7 25 (43.86%) HTTP
8 24 (42.11%) SSH
8 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
8 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
9 23 (40.35%) BGP
10 22 (38.60%) OSPF
10 22 (38.60%) Linux
11 20 (35.09%) CCNP
12 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (29.82%) Ansible
13 17 (29.82%) Java
14 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
14 16 (28.07%) Python
14 16 (28.07%) DNS
14 16 (28.07%) Debian
14 16 (28.07%) SELinux
14 16 (28.07%) Network Management
14 16 (28.07%) Hadoop
14 16 (28.07%) Bash Shell
14 16 (28.07%) CentOS
14 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
14 16 (28.07%) Ubuntu

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Applications
1 12 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (8.77%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (68.42%) TCP/IP
2 30 (52.63%) SNMP
3 27 (47.37%) Firewall
3 27 (47.37%) MPLS
4 25 (43.86%) HTTP
5 24 (42.11%) SSH
6 23 (40.35%) BGP
7 22 (38.60%) OSPF
8 18 (31.58%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (28.07%) DNS
10 15 (26.32%) IPsec
11 13 (22.81%) VLAN
12 11 (19.30%) ADSL
12 11 (19.30%) Cisco Nexus
12 11 (19.30%) WAN
13 10 (17.54%) Ethernet
13 10 (17.54%) HSRP
13 10 (17.54%) IPv4
13 10 (17.54%) IPv6
14 9 (15.79%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (28.07%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (28.07%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (21.05%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.53%) Military
3 4 (7.02%) Finance
4 3 (5.26%) Billing
5 2 (3.51%) Banking
5 2 (3.51%) Electronics
5 2 (3.51%) Legal
5 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.75%) Back Office
6 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Developer
2 13 (22.81%) Architect
2 13 (22.81%) Network Architect
3 10 (17.54%) Java Developer
3 10 (17.54%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (17.54%) Network Engineer
3 10 (17.54%) Python Developer
4 9 (15.79%) Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) DevOps Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) Java Consultant
4 9 (15.79%) Java Engineer
4 9 (15.79%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (12.28%) Open Source Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Cisco Network Architect
6 5 (8.77%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Hadoop Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (21.05%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.77%) COM
2 5 (8.77%) Middleware
3 3 (5.26%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Linux Command Line
2 12 (21.05%) Data Centre
3 10 (17.54%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (8.77%) IPTV
5 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
5 5 (8.77%) Over-the-Top Content
5 5 (8.77%) Video on Demand
6 4 (7.02%) Driving Licence
6 4 (7.02%) STB
7 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 26 (45.61%) Unix
2 22 (38.60%) Linux
3 16 (28.07%) CentOS
3 16 (28.07%) Debian
3 16 (28.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (28.07%) Ubuntu
4 11 (19.30%) Windows
5 4 (7.02%) Android
5 4 (7.02%) FreeBSD
5 4 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (28.07%) Network Management
2 15 (26.32%) Network Design
3 14 (24.56%) DevOps
4 13 (22.81%) Prototyping
5 12 (21.05%) ITIL
6 8 (14.04%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (12.28%) Network Architecture
7 7 (12.28%) Open Source
7 7 (12.28%) SOA
8 6 (10.53%) Change Management
8 6 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Monitoring
8 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
8 6 (10.53%) Open Source Development
8 6 (10.53%) People Management
8 6 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (8.77%) Change Control
9 5 (8.77%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.77%) Information Security
10 4 (7.02%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) Java
2 16 (28.07%) Bash Shell
2 16 (28.07%) JavaScript
2 16 (28.07%) Python
3 5 (8.77%) SQL
4 1 (1.75%) C
4 1 (1.75%) C#
4 1 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 28 (49.12%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (42.11%) SC Cleared
2 24 (42.11%) Security Cleared
3 20 (35.09%) CCNP
4 11 (19.30%) CCIE
5 9 (15.79%) CCNA
6 6 (10.53%) JNCIE
7 5 (8.77%) CCIP
8 4 (7.02%) CCDP
8 4 (7.02%) JNCIA
9 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
9 3 (5.26%) GCIH
9 3 (5.26%) GIAC
10 2 (3.51%) CCSA
10 2 (3.51%) CCSE
10 2 (3.51%) CISSP
10 2 (3.51%) CLAS
10 2 (3.51%) Degree
11 1 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Forefront TMG
2 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (8.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (29.82%) Ansible
2 16 (28.07%) SELinux
3 8 (14.04%) Nagios
4 5 (8.77%) Nessus
4 5 (8.77%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (5.26%) OVSD
Vendors
1 36 (63.16%) Cisco
2 10 (17.54%) F5
3 9 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) VMware
4 8 (14.04%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) Juniper
5 5 (8.77%) BT
5 5 (8.77%) Huawei
6 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.26%) Cyberoam
7 3 (5.26%) Ericsson
8 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.51%) Meraki
8 2 (3.51%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow