Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 202 195 201
Rank change year-on-year -7 +6 -34
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 333 1,152 1,336
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.29% 1.46% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.51% 11.09% 10.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 705 786
Median daily rate £410 £410 £414
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.91% -2.65%
10th Percentile £160 £153 £163
90th Percentile £575 £600 £610
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £411
% change year-on-year +6.25% -2.68% +0.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 102 76
Median hourly rate £35.00 £39.00 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.26% +87.95% -11.49%
10th Percentile £14.82 £15.55 £13.38
90th Percentile £41.25 £82.13 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £28.13 £19.00
% change year-on-year +24.44% +48.03% -17.89%

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 3,501 10,389 12,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 13.15% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,045 6,379 7,517
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.66% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 509 627
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.02 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +4.58%

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +38 146 £477 +12.12% 73
North of England +43 58 £375 -16.67% 58
East of England +35 46 £370 -1.33% 24
South East +11 41 £250 -37.50% 53
North West +36 30 £374 -16.89% 32
Yorkshire +51 21 £500 +11.11% 25
South West +31 20 £230 -42.50% 24
Midlands 0 17 £168 -50.74% 33
West Midlands +2 12 £185 -43.08% 15
North East +35 7 £285 -29.75% 1
East Midlands +28 5 £168 -52.14% 18
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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.

1 116 (34.83%) Windows
1 116 (34.83%) Linux
1 116 (34.83%) Firewall
2 102 (30.63%) Microsoft
3 93 (27.93%) DNS
4 78 (23.42%) LAN
5 71 (21.32%) Active Directory
6 69 (20.72%) Cisco
7 66 (19.82%) Python
8 62 (18.62%) VMware
9 61 (18.32%) HTTP
10 56 (16.82%) DHCP
10 56 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
11 55 (16.52%) Security Cleared
12 53 (15.92%) C
13 52 (15.62%) WAN
14 51 (15.32%) AWS
15 50 (15.02%) F5
15 50 (15.02%) Ethernet
15 50 (15.02%) SC Cleared
16 48 (14.41%) VPN
16 48 (14.41%) Finance
17 47 (14.11%) SSL
17 47 (14.11%) Unix
18 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
20 40 (12.01%) Git (software)
21 39 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
21 39 (11.71%) Juniper
22 37 (11.11%) Java

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 23 (6.91%) Confluence
2 18 (5.41%) MS Exchange
3 12 (3.60%) Apache
4 8 (2.40%) Cloud Foundry
4 8 (2.40%) Mule
5 7 (2.10%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (2.10%) IIS
6 6 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (1.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 4 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (1.20%) JBoss
9 3 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (0.90%) nginx
10 2 (0.60%) Jetty
10 2 (0.60%) Mongrel
10 2 (0.60%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.30%) Mailman
Applications
1 23 (6.91%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.00%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (1.80%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
6 1 (0.30%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.30%) assyst
1 1 (0.30%) Maximo
1 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.30%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (15.32%) AWS
2 37 (11.11%) Azure
3 34 (10.21%) GCP
4 26 (7.81%) Office 365
5 22 (6.61%) GitHub
6 19 (5.71%) PaaS
7 18 (5.41%) Slack
8 17 (5.11%) SaaS
9 11 (3.30%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.40%) IaaS
10 8 (2.40%) npm
11 5 (1.50%) Google Analytics
11 5 (1.50%) OpenShift
12 4 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
13 2 (0.60%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.60%) Google App Engine
13 2 (0.60%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.60%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.30%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 116 (34.83%) Firewall
2 93 (27.93%) DNS
3 78 (23.42%) LAN
4 61 (18.32%) HTTP
5 56 (16.82%) DHCP
6 52 (15.62%) WAN
7 50 (15.02%) Ethernet
8 48 (14.41%) VPN
9 47 (14.11%) SSL
10 35 (10.51%) Internet
11 34 (10.21%) OSPF
12 31 (9.31%) Network Security
13 29 (8.71%) SNMP
14 27 (8.11%) Wireless
15 26 (7.81%) BGP
15 26 (7.81%) HTTPS
15 26 (7.81%) IPv6
16 23 (6.91%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (6.61%) IPv4
17 22 (6.61%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.20%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.80%) MySQL
3 6 (1.80%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.20%) DB2
4 4 (1.20%) Neo4j
5 3 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.90%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.60%) Data Lake
6 2 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.60%) Power BI
6 2 (0.60%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.60%) Redis
6 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.30%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 40 (12.01%) Git (software)
2 37 (11.11%) Jenkins
3 30 (9.01%) JIRA
4 15 (4.50%) JUnit
5 14 (4.20%) Selenium
5 14 (4.20%) Subversion
6 11 (3.30%) Sonatype Nexus
6 11 (3.30%) Visual Studio
7 10 (3.00%) Mockito
8 8 (2.40%) Cucumber
8 8 (2.40%) Eclipse
8 8 (2.40%) Maven
8 8 (2.40%) NetBeans
9 7 (2.10%) Gatling
10 5 (1.50%) SoapUI
11 4 (1.20%) CircleCI
11 4 (1.20%) Redmine
12 3 (0.90%) GDB
12 3 (0.90%) GitLab
12 3 (0.90%) Zephyr
General
1 48 (14.41%) Finance
2 32 (9.61%) Public Sector
3 17 (5.11%) Banking
4 11 (3.30%) Telecoms
5 10 (3.00%) Law
5 10 (3.00%) Military
6 8 (2.40%) Aerospace
7 7 (2.10%) Retail
8 5 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.20%) Front Office
9 4 (1.20%) Legal
9 4 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.20%) Marketing
10 3 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.60%) Back Office
11 2 (0.60%) Electronics
12 1 (0.30%) Housing Association
12 1 (0.30%) International Banking
12 1 (0.30%) Local Government
12 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 46 (13.81%) Network Engineer
2 33 (9.91%) Analyst
3 26 (7.81%) Developer
4 23 (6.91%) IT Engineer
5 22 (6.61%) Support Engineer
6 19 (5.71%) Desktop Support
7 17 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
8 16 (4.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (3.90%) DevOps Engineer
10 13 (3.90%) IT Support
11 12 (3.60%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.30%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 11 (3.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 11 (3.30%) Consultant
12 11 (3.30%) IT Support Engineer
13 10 (3.00%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
13 10 (3.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.21%) Node.js
2 22 (6.61%) REST
3 21 (6.31%) POSIX
4 20 (6.01%) LDAP
5 18 (5.41%) JSON
6 16 (4.80%) Web Services
7 13 (3.90%) Middleware
7 13 (3.90%) Yocto
8 12 (3.60%) .NET
8 12 (3.60%) 802.1X
8 12 (3.60%) XML
9 11 (3.30%) Qt
9 11 (3.30%) Spring
10 9 (2.70%) HTML
10 9 (2.70%) SOAP
10 9 (2.70%) Spring Boot
10 9 (2.70%) WireMock
11 8 (2.40%) Enzyme
11 8 (2.40%) Jest
11 8 (2.40%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (6.61%) Device Driver
3 15 (4.50%) Data Centre
4 14 (4.20%) Clustering
5 12 (3.60%) Mobile App
6 11 (3.30%) Replication
7 9 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
8 6 (1.80%) User Experience
9 5 (1.50%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.50%) NHS
9 5 (1.50%) PKI
9 5 (1.50%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.50%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.90%) Fibre Optics
11 3 (0.90%) MPEG
11 3 (0.90%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.90%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 116 (34.83%) Linux
1 116 (34.83%) Windows
2 47 (14.11%) Unix
3 33 (9.91%) Windows Server
4 29 (8.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (7.81%) Windows 10
5 26 (7.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 23 (6.91%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
8 15 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 14 (4.20%) Windows 7
10 11 (3.30%) Solaris
11 7 (2.10%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.20%) Android
12 4 (1.20%) Debian
12 4 (1.20%) Fedora
12 4 (1.20%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.20%) NetWare
12 4 (1.20%) VMS
12 4 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.82%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (12.61%) Problem-Solving
3 37 (11.11%) Software Engineering
4 33 (9.91%) DevOps
5 32 (9.61%) Load Balancing
5 32 (9.61%) Scrum
6 30 (9.01%) SIEM
6 30 (9.01%) Test Automation
7 28 (8.41%) Continuous Integration
8 27 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
9 26 (7.81%) Migration
10 25 (7.51%) Open Source
11 23 (6.91%) Kanban
11 23 (6.91%) Project Management
12 20 (6.01%) Configuration Management
12 20 (6.01%) High Availability
12 20 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (6.01%) ITIL
13 17 (5.11%) Continuous Improvement
13 17 (5.11%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 66 (19.82%) Python
2 53 (15.92%) C
3 37 (11.11%) Java
4 31 (9.31%) C++
5 26 (7.81%) JavaScript
5 26 (7.81%) PowerShell
5 26 (7.81%) SQL
6 24 (7.21%) Bash Shell
7 22 (6.61%) Perl
8 19 (5.71%) C#
9 16 (4.80%) Shell Script
10 8 (2.40%) ES6
11 6 (1.80%) PHP
11 6 (1.80%) Scala
12 5 (1.50%) GLSL
12 5 (1.50%) HLSL
13 4 (1.20%) Embedded C
13 4 (1.20%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.20%) Ruby
14 2 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (16.52%) Security Cleared
2 50 (15.02%) SC Cleared
3 29 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (7.81%) CCNP
5 22 (6.61%) CCNA
6 19 (5.71%) Degree
7 9 (2.70%) DV Cleared
8 8 (2.40%) ECDL
8 8 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.10%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (2.10%) CCDP
9 7 (2.10%) CompTIA Security+
9 7 (2.10%) GCFA
10 6 (1.80%) CISSP
11 5 (1.50%) BC Cleared
11 5 (1.50%) CCIE
11 5 (1.50%) JNCIA
11 5 (1.50%) JNCIP
11 5 (1.50%) JNCIS
12 4 (1.20%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.80%) QA
2 9 (2.70%) SLA
3 5 (1.50%) GDPR
3 5 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.50%) NIST
3 5 (1.50%) WCAG
4 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 3 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 3 (0.90%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 17025
6 1 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.30%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.30%) MISRA
6 1 (0.30%) PMO
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 71 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 43 (12.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (5.41%) Docker
4 17 (5.11%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.20%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.30%) Hyper-V
7 9 (2.70%) vSphere
8 8 (2.40%) VMware NSX
8 8 (2.40%) XenApp
9 4 (1.20%) NFS
10 3 (0.90%) Firmware
10 3 (0.90%) iptables
10 3 (0.90%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (0.60%) LXC
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.60%) Xen
12 1 (0.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.30%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (7.81%) Ansible
2 22 (6.61%) Puppet
3 20 (6.01%) Kubernetes
3 20 (6.01%) Opscode Chef
4 18 (5.41%) SCCM
5 16 (4.80%) FortiGate
5 16 (4.80%) Terraform
6 12 (3.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 9 (2.70%) SCOM
8 6 (1.80%) Grafana
8 6 (1.80%) Kibana
8 6 (1.80%) Salt
8 6 (1.80%) WSUS
9 5 (1.50%) Netcool
10 4 (1.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (1.20%) vMotion
11 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (0.90%) Nagios
11 3 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.90%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 102 (30.63%) Microsoft
2 69 (20.72%) Cisco
3 62 (18.62%) VMware
4 50 (15.02%) F5
5 39 (11.71%) Juniper
6 33 (9.91%) Oracle
7 23 (6.91%) Citrix
8 22 (6.61%) Splunk
9 21 (6.31%) Blue Coat
10 20 (6.01%) AppDynamics
11 18 (5.41%) Fortinet
12 14 (4.20%) Google
12 14 (4.20%) Symantec
13 12 (3.60%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.30%) Red Hat
15 10 (3.00%) CyberArk
15 10 (3.00%) HP
16 9 (2.70%) McAfee
16 9 (2.70%) NetApp
17 8 (2.40%) IBM