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 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 574 608 615
Rank change year-on-year +34 +7  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 27 15 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.062% 0.030% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.19% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 5
Median daily rate £525 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -32.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £337 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £337 £525
% change year-on-year +55.67% -35.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% -  

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 5971 7879 7392
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 15.89% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 3552 4865 4238
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £240 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 364 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 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
London +12 17 £563 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £320 -
South East +16 4 £525 +55.67%
East Midlands - 3 £525 -
East of England 0 2 £300 -
ICMP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 37 (63.79%) TCP/IP
2 34 (58.62%) Cisco
3 32 (55.17%) Firewall
4 28 (48.28%) BGP
5 25 (43.10%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (39.66%) Unix
6 23 (39.66%) SC Cleared
6 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
7 22 (37.93%) Linux
7 22 (37.93%) Python
8 21 (36.21%) MPLS
9 20 (34.48%) Java
10 19 (32.76%) SNMP
10 19 (32.76%) HTTP
10 19 (32.76%) Network Design
11 18 (31.03%) OSPF
11 18 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
12 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
12 16 (27.59%) CCIE
13 15 (25.86%) IPv4
13 15 (25.86%) IPv6
13 15 (25.86%) VPN
13 15 (25.86%) SSH
13 15 (25.86%) DevOps
13 15 (25.86%) VLAN
13 15 (25.86%) Bash Shell
14 14 (24.14%) Network Management
14 14 (24.14%) Network Security

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 4 (6.90%) Apache
2 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.90%) GitHub
3 4 (6.90%) SaaS
4 1 (1.72%) Datadog
4 1 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (63.79%) TCP/IP
2 32 (55.17%) Firewall
3 28 (48.28%) BGP
4 21 (36.21%) MPLS
5 19 (32.76%) HTTP
5 19 (32.76%) SNMP
6 18 (31.03%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (31.03%) OSPF
7 15 (25.86%) IPv4
7 15 (25.86%) IPv6
7 15 (25.86%) SSH
7 15 (25.86%) VLAN
7 15 (25.86%) VPN
8 14 (24.14%) Network Security
9 13 (22.41%) Wireless
10 12 (20.69%) DNS
11 8 (13.79%) WAN
12 7 (12.07%) SSL
13 6 (10.34%) LAN
14 5 (8.62%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.41%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.90%) Big Data
3 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.72%) MySQL
4 1 (1.72%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.90%) Subversion
3 3 (5.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (22.41%) Military
2 10 (17.24%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Retail
4 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (43.10%) Architect
1 25 (43.10%) Network Architect
2 13 (22.41%) Cisco Architect
2 13 (22.41%) Cisco Network Architect
3 12 (20.69%) Developer
4 10 (17.24%) Consultant
5 9 (15.52%) DevOps Developer
5 9 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (15.52%) Telecoms Architect
6 6 (10.34%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (10.34%) Java Consultant
6 6 (10.34%) Java Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Java Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (10.34%) JavaScript Engineer
6 6 (10.34%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Python Developer
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.07%) CGI
2 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
3 4 (6.90%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (6.90%) FastCGI
3 4 (6.90%) Kafka
4 3 (5.17%) Node.js
4 3 (5.17%) Web Services
5 2 (3.45%) COM
6 1 (1.72%) Middleware
6 1 (1.72%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (27.59%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.69%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (18.97%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (12.07%) Client/Server
4 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
5 5 (8.62%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (5.17%) Public Cloud
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.72%) IPTV
8 1 (1.72%) Over-the-Top Content
8 1 (1.72%) STB
8 1 (1.72%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 23 (39.66%) Unix
2 22 (37.93%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) CentOS
3 12 (20.69%) Debian
3 12 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Ubuntu
4 8 (13.79%) Windows
5 2 (3.45%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.72%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (32.76%) Network Design
2 15 (25.86%) DevOps
3 14 (24.14%) Network Management
3 14 (24.14%) SOA
4 13 (22.41%) Continuous Improvement
5 12 (20.69%) People Management
6 11 (18.97%) Load Balancing
6 11 (18.97%) Virtual Environments
7 10 (17.24%) Open Source
8 9 (15.52%) Prototyping
9 8 (13.79%) ITIL
10 7 (12.07%) ITIL V3
11 6 (10.34%) ITSM
11 6 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (10.34%) Open Source Development
11 6 (10.34%) Service Delivery
11 6 (10.34%) Service Management
12 5 (8.62%) High Availability
12 5 (8.62%) OO
12 5 (8.62%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (37.93%) Python
2 20 (34.48%) Java
3 15 (25.86%) Bash Shell
4 12 (20.69%) JavaScript
5 5 (8.62%) C++
5 5 (8.62%) Go
6 4 (6.90%) C
6 4 (6.90%) Perl
7 3 (5.17%) SQL
8 1 (1.72%) C#
8 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (43.10%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (39.66%) SC Cleared
2 23 (39.66%) Security Cleared
3 16 (27.59%) CCIE
4 13 (22.41%) JNCIE
5 11 (18.97%) CCNP
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) CCNA
7 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 2 (3.45%) GCIA
7 2 (3.45%) GCIH
8 1 (1.72%) CCIP
8 1 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.72%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 4 (6.90%) Docker
2 2 (3.45%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) Ansible
2 12 (20.69%) SELinux
3 6 (10.34%) OVSD
4 3 (5.17%) Consul
5 2 (3.45%) CSIRT
5 2 (3.45%) Mesos
5 2 (3.45%) Nagios
5 2 (3.45%) Nessus
5 2 (3.45%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.72%) Chronos
6 1 (1.72%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.72%) Marathon
6 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 34 (58.62%) Cisco
2 9 (15.52%) Palo Alto
3 8 (13.79%) HP
4 5 (8.62%) F5
5 3 (5.17%) Fortinet
5 3 (5.17%) Juniper
5 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
6 2 (3.45%) ArcSight
6 2 (3.45%) BT
6 2 (3.45%) NetWitness
6 2 (3.45%) Qualys
6 2 (3.45%) Splunk
6 2 (3.45%) VMware
7 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.72%) Google
7 1 (1.72%) Huawei
7 1 (1.72%) Nortel
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle
7 1 (1.72%) Redback
7 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard
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