Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 20 May 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)
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 252 258 206
Rank change year-on-year +6 -52 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 743 458 562
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.05% 0.99% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.35% 8.90% 9.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 477 274 355
10th Percentile £181 £193 £181
25th Percentile £275 £313 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% -5.56% -
75th Percentile £575 £536 £550
90th Percentile £700 £600 £650
UK median daily rate £473 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +9.97% -4.44% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 27 48
10th Percentile £20.15 £16.16 £14.00
25th Percentile £20.75 £19.00 £16.13
Median hourly rate £43.74 £25.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year +74.96% +31.58% -11.63%
75th Percentile £52.50 £55.25 £47.41
90th Percentile £68.14 £63.30 £49.13
UK median hourly rate £43.74 £32.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +35.63% +69.74% -8.43%

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 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 7,948 5,148 5,826
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.20% 11.18% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,242 3,343 3,618
10th Percentile £225 £220 £181
25th Percentile £381 £346 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
75th Percentile £615 £538 £535
90th Percentile £700 £635 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 321 237 296
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.56 £13.00
25th Percentile £16.25 £15.00 £15.63
Median hourly rate £23.91 £23.50 £20.25
Median % change year-on-year +1.74% +16.05% +8.29%
75th Percentile £48.45 £50.00 £45.00
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £52.13
UK median hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year +7.00% +5.26% +26.67%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
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 TCP/IP within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
London -13 328 £538 +14.67% 117
North of England -26 102 £425 +21.43% 64
South East -47 98 £263 -38.24% 59
South West +18 77 £400 +88.24% 18
East of England +15 70 £413 -2.94% 38
North West +1 64 £448 +14.01% 27
Midlands -25 44 £325 -5.45% 39
Yorkshire -35 35 £390 +21.88% 28
West Midlands -37 29 £435 +36.47% 22
East Midlands -15 15 £300 -22.58% 15
North East -6 4 £550 +35.80% 9
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 England region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 418 (56.26%) Windows
2 285 (38.36%) DNS
3 249 (33.51%) Microsoft
3 249 (33.51%) Linux
4 241 (32.44%) Active Directory
5 206 (27.73%) Firewall
6 199 (26.78%) Social Skills
7 195 (26.24%) Cisco
8 179 (24.09%) VMware
9 166 (22.34%) WAN
10 165 (22.21%) DHCP
11 164 (22.07%) Microsoft 365
12 160 (21.53%) Python
13 156 (21.00%) LAN
14 148 (19.92%) AWS
15 146 (19.65%) SQL
16 145 (19.52%) Agile
17 140 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
18 138 (18.57%) Windows Server
19 137 (18.44%) Security Cleared
19 137 (18.44%) Azure
20 126 (16.96%) Java
21 123 (16.55%) Finance
22 121 (16.29%) VPN
23 116 (15.61%) ITIL
24 114 (15.34%) Windows 10
24 114 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
25 113 (15.21%) PowerShell
26 112 (15.07%) C#
27 111 (14.94%) SC Cleared

TCP/IP
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 41 (5.52%) nginx
2 34 (4.58%) MS Exchange
3 32 (4.31%) Confluence
4 30 (4.04%) Traefik
5 22 (2.96%) SharePoint
6 21 (2.83%) IIS
7 13 (1.75%) Apache
8 12 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.48%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (0.81%) JBoss
10 6 (0.81%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.54%) Red Hat Fuse
12 4 (0.54%) SAS
12 4 (0.54%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.54%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.40%) ThingWorx
13 3 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
14 2 (0.27%) IBM HTTP Server
14 2 (0.27%) MQSeries
Applications
1 81 (10.90%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 17 (2.29%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.13%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.13%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.13%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 17 (2.29%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (1.48%) assyst
2 11 (1.48%) RMDS
2 11 (1.48%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.40%) Eikon
3 3 (0.40%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 3 (0.40%) Sentinel
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.13%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.13%) Maximo
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP EHS
Cloud Services
1 164 (22.07%) Microsoft 365
2 148 (19.92%) AWS
3 137 (18.44%) Azure
4 70 (9.42%) GCP
5 58 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
6 52 (7.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 44 (5.92%) Amazon EC2
8 41 (5.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 28 (3.77%) Azure Active Directory
10 27 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (3.23%) SaaS
12 23 (3.10%) IaaS
13 20 (2.69%) PaaS
14 17 (2.29%) GitHub
15 12 (1.62%) Nutanix
16 10 (1.35%) Slack
17 8 (1.08%) OneDrive
18 7 (0.94%) OpenShift
19 6 (0.81%) BrowserStack
19 6 (0.81%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 285 (38.36%) DNS
2 206 (27.73%) Firewall
3 166 (22.34%) WAN
4 165 (22.21%) DHCP
5 156 (21.00%) LAN
6 121 (16.29%) VPN
7 88 (11.84%) HTTP
8 80 (10.77%) OSPF
9 79 (10.63%) BGP
9 79 (10.63%) Network Security
10 72 (9.69%) Wireless
11 71 (9.56%) Ethernet
12 52 (7.00%) VLAN
13 48 (6.46%) Wi-Fi
14 47 (6.33%) IPsec
15 46 (6.19%) SD-WAN
16 45 (6.06%) VoIP
17 44 (5.92%) HTTPS
18 43 (5.79%) SSL
19 41 (5.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.90%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.36%) Relational Database
3 21 (2.83%) MySQL
3 21 (2.83%) Oracle Database
3 21 (2.83%) Oracle Database 12c
4 15 (2.02%) MongoDB
5 13 (1.75%) NoSQL
6 12 (1.62%) DB2
7 10 (1.35%) Data Mining
7 10 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (0.94%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (0.94%) MS Access
8 7 (0.94%) Redis
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
10 4 (0.54%) Power BI
11 3 (0.40%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.27%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.27%) Big Data
12 2 (0.27%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 92 (12.38%) Git (software)
2 74 (9.96%) Jenkins
3 71 (9.56%) Visual Studio
4 50 (6.73%) Eclipse
5 42 (5.65%) JIRA
6 36 (4.85%) GitLab
7 27 (3.63%) Artifactory
8 20 (2.69%) NetBeans
8 20 (2.69%) Subversion
9 19 (2.56%) Robot Framework
9 19 (2.56%) TeamCity
10 17 (2.29%) Bitbucket
11 15 (2.02%) Maven
12 12 (1.62%) CppUnit
13 11 (1.48%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.48%) Fiddler
13 11 (1.48%) Oracle APEX
14 10 (1.35%) Appium
14 10 (1.35%) Selenium
14 10 (1.35%) Zephyr
General
1 199 (26.78%) Social Skills
2 123 (16.55%) Finance
3 58 (7.81%) Banking
4 57 (7.67%) Presentation Skills
5 54 (7.27%) Public Sector
6 52 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
7 33 (4.44%) Financial Institution
8 29 (3.90%) Investment Banking
9 28 (3.77%) Front Office
9 28 (3.77%) Telecoms
10 26 (3.50%) Military
11 20 (2.69%) Aerospace
12 12 (1.62%) Law
12 12 (1.62%) Retail
13 11 (1.48%) Automotive
14 10 (1.35%) Back Office
14 10 (1.35%) Documentation Skills
15 8 (1.08%) Legal
16 6 (0.81%) Organisational Skills
17 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 121 (16.29%) Network Engineer
2 89 (11.98%) Analyst
3 67 (9.02%) Support Engineer
4 64 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 62 (8.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 45 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 43 (5.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 38 (5.11%) Developer
9 37 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 35 (4.71%) Software Engineer
11 34 (4.58%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 33 (4.44%) Security Engineer
13 31 (4.17%) Desktop Support
14 30 (4.04%) C++ Software Engineer
15 29 (3.90%) C# Software Engineer
16 27 (3.63%) Architect
17 25 (3.36%) IT Support
18 24 (3.23%) IT Engineer
18 24 (3.23%) SQL Analyst
18 24 (3.23%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (10.63%) .NET
2 43 (5.79%) Middleware
3 38 (5.11%) Web Services
4 37 (4.98%) cloud-init
4 37 (4.98%) LDAP
5 36 (4.85%) REST
6 31 (4.17%) JSON
6 31 (4.17%) XML
7 26 (3.50%) Node.js
8 23 (3.10%) .NET Framework
9 22 (2.96%) .NET Core
10 21 (2.83%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 21 (2.83%) Qt
10 21 (2.83%) SOAP
10 21 (2.83%) STL
11 20 (2.69%) ActiveX
11 20 (2.69%) DirectX
11 20 (2.69%) MFC
11 20 (2.69%) OpenGL
12 18 (2.42%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 63 (8.48%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.54%) PKI
3 51 (6.86%) Clustering
4 31 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (3.77%) Derivative
5 28 (3.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 24 (3.23%) iPad
7 22 (2.96%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.83%) Fixed Income
9 20 (2.69%) Video Conferencing
10 18 (2.42%) Mobile App
10 18 (2.42%) NHS
11 16 (2.15%) Replication
12 15 (2.02%) Algorithms
12 15 (2.02%) CCTV
12 15 (2.02%) CMDB
13 12 (1.62%) Security Operations Centre
14 11 (1.48%) Data Structures
14 11 (1.48%) Fibre Optics
15 10 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 418 (56.26%) Windows
2 249 (33.51%) Linux
3 138 (18.57%) Windows Server
4 114 (15.34%) Windows 10
5 73 (9.83%) Unix
6 62 (8.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (6.06%) CentOS
8 33 (4.44%) Windows 7
9 32 (4.31%) Windows Server 2016
10 30 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (3.23%) Mac OS
12 22 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
13 21 (2.83%) Windows Server 2019
14 20 (2.69%) Apple iOS
15 18 (2.42%) Android
16 13 (1.75%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.62%) Oracle Linux
18 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
18 10 (1.35%) Solaris
19 8 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (19.52%) Agile
2 116 (15.61%) ITIL
3 114 (15.34%) Problem-Solving
4 110 (14.80%) DevOps
5 90 (12.11%) Load Balancing
6 83 (11.17%) CI/CD
7 81 (10.90%) Continuous Integration
8 80 (10.77%) Configuration Management
9 79 (10.63%) Unit Testing
10 62 (8.34%) Software Engineering
11 56 (7.54%) Scrum
12 52 (7.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 52 (7.00%) Test Automation
13 51 (6.86%) Migration
14 50 (6.73%) Synthetic Environment
15 49 (6.59%) Cybersecurity
16 46 (6.19%) Continuous Delivery
17 45 (6.06%) Change Management
18 38 (5.11%) Microservices
19 37 (4.98%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (21.53%) Python
2 146 (19.65%) SQL
3 126 (16.96%) Java
4 113 (15.21%) PowerShell
5 112 (15.07%) C#
6 90 (12.11%) C++
7 82 (11.04%) Bash
8 46 (6.19%) JavaScript
9 45 (6.06%) Ruby
10 44 (5.92%) Perl
11 35 (4.71%) Go
12 20 (2.69%) GLSL
12 20 (2.69%) HLSL
13 16 (2.15%) Shell Script
14 9 (1.21%) VBScript
15 7 (0.94%) C
16 5 (0.67%) VBA
17 4 (0.54%) PHP
18 3 (0.40%) Assembly Language
18 3 (0.40%) REXX
Qualifications
1 137 (18.44%) Security Cleared
2 111 (14.94%) SC Cleared
3 96 (12.92%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (8.88%) CCNP
4 66 (8.88%) Degree
5 39 (5.25%) CCNA
6 36 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.36%) CCIE
8 21 (2.83%) MCSE
9 19 (2.56%) CISSP
9 19 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
10 15 (2.02%) DV Cleared
11 14 (1.88%) CCDP
12 13 (1.75%) CEH
12 13 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.48%) A+ Certification
13 11 (1.48%) Network+ Certification
14 10 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
15 8 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 8 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (5.11%) SLA
2 35 (4.71%) NCSC
3 13 (1.75%) QA
4 9 (1.21%) Accessibility
4 9 (1.21%) GDPR
4 9 (1.21%) WCAG
5 7 (0.94%) PMO
6 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.27%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.27%) GPG13
8 2 (0.27%) NIST
8 2 (0.27%) NIST 800
8 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.13%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.13%) SOC 2
System Software
1 241 (32.44%) Active Directory
2 140 (18.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (6.86%) Docker
4 35 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (3.50%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.10%) NFS
7 22 (2.96%) vSphere
8 13 (1.75%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (0.94%) vCloud
12 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.54%) ProxySG
14 3 (0.40%) KVM
14 3 (0.40%) RACF
14 3 (0.40%) SRDF
14 3 (0.40%) XenApp
15 2 (0.27%) BitLocker
15 2 (0.27%) RHEV
15 2 (0.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 96 (12.92%) Ansible
2 89 (11.98%) Terraform
3 79 (10.63%) SCCM
4 63 (8.48%) Kubernetes
5 47 (6.33%) Prometheus
6 46 (6.19%) Puppet
7 42 (5.65%) BladeLogic
8 38 (5.11%) Packer
8 38 (5.11%) ZABBIX
9 35 (4.71%) Graphite
10 32 (4.31%) Docker Swarm
11 31 (4.17%) Podman
12 30 (4.04%) Consul
12 30 (4.04%) HAProxy
12 30 (4.04%) Istio
12 30 (4.04%) linkerd
13 22 (2.96%) Microsoft Intune
14 18 (2.42%) Grafana
15 17 (2.29%) Active Directory Federation Services
16 14 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 249 (33.51%) Microsoft
2 195 (26.24%) Cisco
3 179 (24.09%) VMware
4 90 (12.11%) Oracle
5 83 (11.17%) Splunk
6 65 (8.75%) F5
7 64 (8.61%) Juniper
8 44 (5.92%) Meraki
8 44 (5.92%) Palo Alto
9 37 (4.98%) Citrix
10 36 (4.85%) PagerDuty
11 34 (4.58%) Red Hat
12 31 (4.17%) Fortinet
13 27 (3.63%) CheckPoint
13 27 (3.63%) ServiceNow
14 26 (3.50%) HP
15 25 (3.36%) Google
16 24 (3.23%) Arista
16 24 (3.23%) BMC
17 22 (2.96%) Apple