Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK > England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 825 811 850
Rank change year-on-year -14 +39 -14
Contract jobs citing ICMP 26 55 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.027% 0.056% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.36% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 8
England median daily rate £320 £382 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.18% -12.24% +45.00%
10th Percentile £150 £255 £399
90th Percentile £625 £538 £515
UK median daily rate £320 £382 £435
% change year-on-year -16.18% -12.24% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
England median hourly rate - £49.19 -
UK median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13105 15096 14416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.81% 15.41% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8038 9186 8455
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 681 762 940
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.25 £47.50 £47.16
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
% change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing ICMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -53 18 £333 -26.11% 2
West Midlands +30 5 £320 - 1
Midlands +27 5 £320 - 1
East of England - 2 £300 -
South East -1 1 - -
ICMP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 23 (88.46%) Python
2 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 22 (84.62%) TCP/IP
3 20 (76.92%) DNS
4 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
5 13 (50.00%) Go
6 12 (46.15%) Firewall
7 11 (42.31%) MySQL
7 11 (42.31%) Ruby
7 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
7 11 (42.31%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (38.46%) Ansible
8 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
8 10 (38.46%) SaaS
8 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
8 10 (38.46%) VPN
9 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
9 9 (34.62%) Oracle
9 9 (34.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 9 (34.62%) GitHub
9 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
9 9 (34.62%) Terraform
10 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (30.77%) Open Source
10 8 (30.77%) Degree
11 7 (26.92%) Google
11 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
11 7 (26.92%) Build Automation
11 7 (26.92%) Management Information System

ICMP
Co-occurring 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:

Application Platforms
1 5 (19.23%) Apache
1 5 (19.23%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.85%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (3.85%) nginx
2 1 (3.85%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (38.46%) SaaS
3 9 (34.62%) GitHub
4 8 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (19.23%) Datadog
6 2 (7.69%) IaaS
6 2 (7.69%) PaaS
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.85%) Route 53
7 1 (3.85%) Stackdriver
7 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 22 (84.62%) TCP/IP
2 20 (76.92%) DNS
3 12 (46.15%) Firewall
4 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 6 (23.08%) DHCP
5 6 (23.08%) HTTP
6 5 (19.23%) 3G
6 5 (19.23%) LTE
7 4 (15.38%) SSL
8 2 (7.69%) Internet
8 2 (7.69%) Network Security
9 1 (3.85%) 4G
9 1 (3.85%) BGP
9 1 (3.85%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.85%) OSPF
9 1 (3.85%) SMTP
9 1 (3.85%) SNMP
9 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (42.31%) Amazon RDS
1 11 (42.31%) MySQL
2 9 (34.62%) NoSQL
3 5 (19.23%) Big Data
3 5 (19.23%) Hadoop
3 5 (19.23%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.85%) Redis
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (34.62%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (23.08%) Artifactory
4 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
4 5 (19.23%) JIRA
4 5 (19.23%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (15.38%) Subversion
6 1 (3.85%) GoCD
6 1 (3.85%) Gradle
6 1 (3.85%) Selenium
General
1 5 (19.23%) Telecoms
2 4 (15.38%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.85%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Cloud Engineer
1 6 (23.08%) Test Engineer
2 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Consultant
3 3 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Principal Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Senior DevOps
4 2 (7.69%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Tester
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Systems Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (23.08%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (23.08%) Kafka
2 4 (15.38%) CGI
2 4 (15.38%) FastCGI
3 1 (3.85%) LAMP
3 1 (3.85%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.85%) Memcached
3 1 (3.85%) Node.js
3 1 (3.85%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.85%) React
3 1 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (3.85%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (38.46%) Public Cloud
2 7 (26.92%) Management Information System
3 5 (19.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Linux
2 6 (23.08%) Mac OS X
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
3 5 (19.23%) Unix
4 1 (3.85%) CentOS
4 1 (3.85%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Load Balancing
2 8 (30.77%) Open Source
3 7 (26.92%) Build Automation
3 7 (26.92%) Configuration Management
4 5 (19.23%) Refactoring
4 5 (19.23%) Regression Testing
5 4 (15.38%) DevOps
5 4 (15.38%) Mentoring
5 4 (15.38%) OO
5 4 (15.38%) OOP
5 4 (15.38%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (15.38%) Test Management
5 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 3 (11.54%) Software Delivery
7 2 (7.69%) Analytics
7 2 (7.69%) Case Management
7 2 (7.69%) Coaching
7 2 (7.69%) Security Operations
7 2 (7.69%) Threat Intelligence
7 2 (7.69%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) Python
2 13 (50.00%) Go
3 11 (42.31%) Ruby
4 7 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 5 (19.23%) C
5 5 (19.23%) Java
5 5 (19.23%) SQL
6 4 (15.38%) C++
6 4 (15.38%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Degree
2 3 (11.54%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.69%) GCIA
3 2 (7.69%) GCIH
4 1 (3.85%) CCDP
4 1 (3.85%) CCIE
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) CCSA
4 1 (3.85%) CCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Docker
2 1 (3.85%) KVM
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Ansible
1 10 (38.46%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (34.62%) Terraform
3 5 (19.23%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.69%) CSIRT
5 1 (3.85%) Chronos
5 1 (3.85%) Consul
5 1 (3.85%) Graphite
5 1 (3.85%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.85%) Marathon
5 1 (3.85%) Mesos
5 1 (3.85%) Puppet
5 1 (3.85%) Salt
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) Microsoft
1 9 (34.62%) Oracle
2 7 (26.92%) Google
3 5 (19.23%) HP
4 2 (7.69%) ArcSight
4 2 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 2 (7.69%) NetWitness
4 2 (7.69%) Qualys
4 2 (7.69%) Splunk
5 1 (3.85%) Cisco
5 1 (3.85%) Juniper
5 1 (3.85%) New Relic
5 1 (3.85%) VMware