Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 198 166 145
Rank change year-on-year -32 -21 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,317 1,400 1,774
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.39% 1.60% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.41% 11.59% 11.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 779 934 1,115
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +11.89%
10th Percentile £170 £160 £188
90th Percentile £625 £593 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 126 85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.06% +27.13% +12.83%
10th Percentile £12.54 £10.50 £10.10
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £21.13
% change year-on-year -26.32% +12.43% +26.35%

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 12,657 12,081 15,559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.77% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,800 7,285 9,589
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 707 698 684
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -25.20% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.43
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.65%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor 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 July 2018. 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 -28 622 £488 +9.86% 195
South East -23 256 £425 - 94
North of England -40 154 £425 +13.33% 90
Midlands -26 121 £323 -19.38% 44
East of England -6 107 £388 -22.50% 67
North West -29 85 £400 +5.96% 50
East Midlands +7 71 £320 -14.67% 20
Yorkshire -1 57 £413 -8.33% 33
South West -5 57 £310 -22.50% 45
West Midlands -46 50 £400 -11.11% 24
North East -32 15 £625 +89.39% 7
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 580 (44.04%) DNS
2 577 (43.81%) Linux
3 567 (43.05%) Windows
4 454 (34.47%) Firewall
5 357 (27.11%) Microsoft
6 332 (25.21%) Active Directory
7 310 (23.54%) DHCP
8 304 (23.08%) HTTP
8 304 (23.08%) Cisco
8 304 (23.08%) SSL
8 304 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 263 (19.97%) DevOps
10 260 (19.74%) Git (software)
11 255 (19.36%) Java
12 250 (18.98%) LAN
13 248 (18.83%) Jenkins
14 245 (18.60%) Windows Server
14 245 (18.60%) Configuration Management
15 243 (18.45%) WAN
16 239 (18.15%) Python
17 235 (17.84%) Puppet
18 233 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
19 225 (17.08%) Docker
20 222 (16.86%) VMware
21 221 (16.78%) Unix
22 209 (15.87%) Security Cleared
23 203 (15.41%) VPN
24 199 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
25 198 (15.03%) ITIL
26 196 (14.88%) Open Source

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
1 125 (9.49%) nginx
2 118 (8.96%) Apache
3 92 (6.99%) MS Exchange
4 91 (6.91%) IIS
5 66 (5.01%) Tomcat
6 39 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
7 38 (2.89%) Elasticsearch
8 32 (2.43%) SharePoint
9 30 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2013
10 29 (2.20%) Skype for Business
11 27 (2.05%) Apache Spark
12 24 (1.82%) OpenStack
13 22 (1.67%) WebSphere
14 19 (1.44%) Confluence
15 17 (1.29%) Jetty
15 17 (1.29%) Mongrel
16 15 (1.14%) JBoss
17 12 (0.91%) WebLogic
18 10 (0.76%) GemFire
19 9 (0.68%) Site Server
Applications
1 112 (8.50%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 9 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 9 (0.68%) RMDS
2 8 (0.61%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.30%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.15%) Eikon
5 1 (0.076%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.076%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (0.076%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.076%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 233 (17.69%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (10.10%) Office 365
3 111 (8.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (2.96%) Heroku
6 38 (2.89%) Cloud Computing
7 32 (2.43%) Google Cloud Platform
8 30 (2.28%) GitHub
8 30 (2.28%) SaaS
9 28 (2.13%) PaaS
10 19 (1.44%) Google Analytics
11 17 (1.29%) IaaS
12 16 (1.21%) Google App Engine
13 14 (1.06%) Akamai
13 14 (1.06%) AWS CloudFormation
14 13 (0.99%) G Suite
15 12 (0.91%) Route 53
15 12 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.84%) Amazon ELB
17 10 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 580 (44.04%) DNS
2 454 (34.47%) Firewall
3 310 (23.54%) DHCP
4 304 (23.08%) HTTP
4 304 (23.08%) SSL
5 250 (18.98%) LAN
6 243 (18.45%) WAN
7 203 (15.41%) VPN
8 145 (11.01%) FTP
9 127 (9.64%) Wireless
10 121 (9.19%) IPsec
11 120 (9.11%) BGP
11 120 (9.11%) OSPF
12 94 (7.14%) Internet
13 93 (7.06%) MPLS
13 93 (7.06%) Network Security
14 87 (6.61%) SAN
15 75 (5.69%) Ethernet
16 69 (5.24%) VLAN
17 68 (5.16%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (14.35%) MongoDB
2 146 (11.09%) MySQL
3 123 (9.34%) PostgreSQL
4 103 (7.82%) NoSQL
5 88 (6.68%) SQL Server
6 63 (4.78%) Relational Database
7 43 (3.26%) RDBMS
8 36 (2.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 29 (2.20%) Redis
10 27 (2.05%) Big Data
10 27 (2.05%) Hadoop
11 22 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
12 21 (1.59%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.46%) Apache Hive
15 6 (0.46%) Flink
15 6 (0.46%) Neo4j
16 5 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 260 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 248 (18.83%) Jenkins
3 79 (6.00%) Artifactory
4 47 (3.57%) Gradle
5 45 (3.42%) Travis CI
6 40 (3.04%) Cucumber
7 39 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
8 38 (2.89%) GitLab
9 37 (2.81%) gulp
9 37 (2.81%) JUnit
10 36 (2.73%) Gatling
10 36 (2.73%) Mockito
10 36 (2.73%) Subversion
11 33 (2.51%) JIRA
12 32 (2.43%) Selenium
13 27 (2.05%) Eclipse
14 25 (1.90%) Visual Studio
15 23 (1.75%) Ant
16 22 (1.67%) IntelliJ
17 21 (1.59%) Vagrant
General
1 178 (13.52%) Finance
2 63 (4.78%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.80%) Banking
4 26 (1.97%) Retail
5 23 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 22 (1.67%) Marketing
7 19 (1.44%) Electronics
8 18 (1.37%) Aerospace
8 18 (1.37%) Manufacturing
9 17 (1.29%) Military
10 13 (0.99%) Back Office
11 11 (0.84%) Advertising
11 11 (0.84%) Law
12 8 (0.61%) Front Office
13 7 (0.53%) German Language
13 7 (0.53%) Legal
14 5 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 5 (0.38%) French Language
15 4 (0.30%) Automotive
15 4 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 179 (13.59%) Developer
2 174 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 151 (11.47%) Analyst
4 149 (11.31%) Network Engineer
5 117 (8.88%) Support Engineer
6 75 (5.69%) Java Developer
7 67 (5.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 59 (4.48%) Architect
9 57 (4.33%) Support Analyst
10 54 (4.10%) Security Engineer
11 53 (4.02%) Consultant
12 52 (3.95%) Administrator
13 51 (3.87%) AWS Engineer
14 46 (3.49%) Linux Engineer
15 45 (3.42%) IT Support
16 43 (3.26%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (3.26%) AWS DevOps
17 39 (2.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 35 (2.66%) Network Security Engineer
19 34 (2.58%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (8.58%) Web Services
2 86 (6.53%) Spring
3 83 (6.30%) REST
4 80 (6.07%) Elastic Stack
5 70 (5.32%) HTML
6 66 (5.01%) SOAP
7 61 (4.63%) CSS
8 60 (4.56%) .NET
9 57 (4.33%) RabbitMQ
10 55 (4.18%) LEMP Stack
11 54 (4.10%) Node.js
12 53 (4.02%) Guice
13 49 (3.72%) AngularJS
14 47 (3.57%) HTML5
15 45 (3.42%) Dropwizard
16 44 (3.34%) XML
17 41 (3.11%) J2EE
17 41 (3.11%) JSON
18 39 (2.96%) OAuth
18 39 (2.96%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 101 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 60 (4.56%) Computer Science
4 49 (3.72%) Management Information System
5 48 (3.64%) Linux Command Line
6 45 (3.42%) PKI
7 38 (2.89%) Self-Motivation
8 35 (2.66%) Clustering
8 35 (2.66%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
10 24 (1.82%) Replication
11 20 (1.52%) Algorithms
12 18 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
13 17 (1.29%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.14%) User Experience
15 14 (1.06%) iPhone
16 13 (0.99%) iPad
17 12 (0.91%) Derivative
17 12 (0.91%) Fintech
17 12 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 577 (43.81%) Linux
2 567 (43.05%) Windows
3 245 (18.60%) Windows Server
4 221 (16.78%) Unix
5 105 (7.97%) Windows 7
6 92 (6.99%) Windows Server 2012
7 85 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 70 (5.32%) Windows 10
9 69 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 54 (4.10%) Ubuntu
11 45 (3.42%) CentOS
12 39 (2.96%) Mac OS X
12 39 (2.96%) Solaris
13 27 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (1.29%) Apple iOS
15 16 (1.21%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.14%) Android
17 14 (1.06%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.99%) Check Point GAiA
18 13 (0.99%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 304 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (19.97%) DevOps
3 245 (18.60%) Configuration Management
4 199 (15.11%) Continuous Integration
5 198 (15.03%) ITIL
6 196 (14.88%) Open Source
7 156 (11.85%) Problem-Solving
8 143 (10.86%) Microservices
9 131 (9.95%) Load Balancing
10 117 (8.88%) Test Automation
11 103 (7.82%) Software Engineering
12 100 (7.59%) TDD
13 82 (6.23%) Scrum
14 77 (5.85%) Migration
15 69 (5.24%) Change Management
16 60 (4.56%) Incident Management
17 56 (4.25%) Service Management
18 55 (4.18%) High Availability
18 55 (4.18%) Problem Management
19 54 (4.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 255 (19.36%) Java
2 239 (18.15%) Python
3 166 (12.60%) Ruby
4 160 (12.15%) Bash Shell
5 149 (11.31%) SQL
6 145 (11.01%) Perl
7 106 (8.05%) JavaScript
8 96 (7.29%) PowerShell
9 74 (5.62%) C#
10 66 (5.01%) Java 8
11 55 (4.18%) Groovy
12 54 (4.10%) C++
13 48 (3.64%) Scala
14 41 (3.11%) Shell Script
15 36 (2.73%) ES6
16 33 (2.51%) Go
17 32 (2.43%) C
18 26 (1.97%) TypeScript
19 25 (1.90%) PHP
20 23 (1.75%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 209 (15.87%) Security Cleared
2 169 (12.83%) SC Cleared
3 156 (11.85%) Cisco Certification
4 105 (7.97%) CCNP
4 105 (7.97%) Degree
5 89 (6.76%) CCNA
6 74 (5.62%) Microsoft Certification
7 41 (3.11%) MCSE
8 32 (2.43%) CISSP
8 32 (2.43%) DV Cleared
8 32 (2.43%) MCSA
9 28 (2.13%) CCIE
10 24 (1.82%) MCP
11 20 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 16 (1.21%) A+ Certification
13 15 (1.14%) CCSE
14 14 (1.06%) CISM
14 14 (1.06%) MCITP
15 13 (0.99%) CCSA
15 13 (0.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.73%) SLA
2 24 (1.82%) QA
3 19 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 9 (0.68%) GDPR
6 7 (0.53%) PMO
7 5 (0.38%) COBIT
7 5 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 5 (0.38%) TickIT
8 4 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.15%) DO-178B
10 2 (0.15%) GCP
10 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 2 (0.15%) MISRA
11 1 (0.076%) Disclosure Scotland
11 1 (0.076%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.076%) IEC 62304
11 1 (0.076%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.076%) RMADS
System Software
1 332 (25.21%) Active Directory
2 225 (17.08%) Docker
3 158 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (5.39%) Hyper-V
5 59 (4.48%) Virtual Machines
6 51 (3.87%) XenApp
7 43 (3.26%) vSphere
8 33 (2.51%) VMware ESXi
9 22 (1.67%) Xen
10 18 (1.37%) NFS
11 15 (1.14%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.99%) XenServer
13 12 (0.91%) LXC
13 12 (0.91%) XenDesktop
14 11 (0.84%) etcd
14 11 (0.84%) flannel
14 11 (0.84%) KVM
15 10 (0.76%) VMware NSX
16 9 (0.68%) Firmware
17 8 (0.61%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 235 (17.84%) Puppet
2 148 (11.24%) Ansible
3 116 (8.81%) Opscode Chef
4 115 (8.73%) Kubernetes
5 100 (7.59%) SCCM
6 80 (6.07%) Terraform
7 56 (4.25%) Grafana
8 54 (4.10%) HAProxy
9 51 (3.87%) Kibana
10 45 (3.42%) logstash
11 32 (2.43%) SCOM
12 30 (2.28%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (1.97%) Salt
14 24 (1.82%) Prometheus
15 22 (1.67%) WSUS
16 18 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
17 17 (1.29%) FortiGate
17 17 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
18 15 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
18 15 (1.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 357 (27.11%) Microsoft
2 304 (23.08%) Cisco
3 222 (16.86%) VMware
4 118 (8.96%) Citrix
5 100 (7.59%) Oracle
6 92 (6.99%) CheckPoint
7 88 (6.68%) HP
8 70 (5.32%) F5
9 69 (5.24%) Google
10 67 (5.09%) Juniper
11 57 (4.33%) Palo Alto
12 53 (4.02%) SolarWinds
13 48 (3.64%) Red Hat
14 36 (2.73%) ServiceNow
15 35 (2.66%) IBM
16 34 (2.58%) Symantec
17 32 (2.43%) Apple
18 29 (2.20%) Dell
19 28 (2.13%) NetApp
20 27 (2.05%) Splunk