Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 164 145
Rank change year-on-year -17 -19 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,479 1,539 1,759
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.55% 1.63% 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.97% 11.99% 12.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 874 1,008 1,090
England median daily rate £420 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £175 £177 £175
90th Percentile £605 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 96 105
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.06 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.63% -45.04% +108.57%
10th Percentile £15.39 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £48.38 £44.38 £51.03
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% -47.22% +105.71%

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 12,360 12,837 14,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.97% 13.59% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,511 7,980 8,680
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £215
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 565 651 728
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +8.33%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -48 596 £438 -7.89% 152
South East -5 355 £400 - 94
North of England +40 217 £400 +6.67% 92
Midlands -17 132 £375 +25.00% 46
East of England +22 129 £420 -19.23% 66
North West +36 109 £388 - 60
Yorkshire +45 94 £425 -5.56% 26
West Midlands -4 71 £400 -11.11% 25
East Midlands -12 61 £350 +21.74% 21
South West -47 48 £425 +17.24% 58
North East -34 14 £263 -25.00% 6
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 632 (42.73%) Windows
2 580 (39.22%) Linux
3 561 (37.93%) DNS
4 507 (34.28%) Firewall
5 439 (29.68%) Microsoft
6 375 (25.35%) HTTP
7 354 (23.94%) LAN
8 352 (23.80%) WAN
9 343 (23.19%) Active Directory
10 341 (23.06%) Cisco
11 335 (22.65%) VPN
12 329 (22.24%) SSL
13 319 (21.57%) DHCP
14 289 (19.54%) DevOps
15 284 (19.20%) VMware
16 283 (19.13%) Java
17 246 (16.63%) Unix
18 245 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
19 234 (15.82%) Puppet
20 228 (15.42%) Jenkins
21 223 (15.08%) Windows Server
22 222 (15.01%) Python
23 220 (14.87%) ITIL
24 219 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
25 218 (14.74%) Configuration Management
26 203 (13.73%) Security Cleared
27 202 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
28 200 (13.52%) Open Source
29 199 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
30 196 (13.25%) Finance

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
1 147 (9.94%) Apache
2 117 (7.91%) Tomcat
3 107 (7.23%) nginx
4 87 (5.88%) MS Exchange
5 82 (5.54%) IIS
6 65 (4.39%) WebSphere
7 59 (3.99%) JBoss
8 44 (2.97%) Elasticsearch
9 43 (2.91%) Apache Spark
10 42 (2.84%) Jetty
11 40 (2.70%) Mongrel
12 37 (2.50%) SharePoint
12 37 (2.50%) WebLogic
13 32 (2.16%) Skype for Business
14 30 (2.03%) Confluence
15 28 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (1.62%) OpenStack
17 17 (1.15%) Drupal
18 15 (1.01%) Apache Qpid
19 11 (0.74%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 131 (8.86%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (1.56%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.068%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.068%) HipChat
6 1 (0.068%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.27%) SAP GTS
3 3 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.068%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.068%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.068%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 245 (16.57%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (12.10%) Office 365
3 143 (9.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 96 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (4.19%) Google Cloud Platform
6 56 (3.79%) SaaS
7 55 (3.72%) GitHub
7 55 (3.72%) Serverless
8 51 (3.45%) Google Analytics
9 48 (3.25%) Amazon S3
10 43 (2.91%) Route 53
11 42 (2.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 40 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
12 40 (2.70%) Google App Engine
12 40 (2.70%) PaaS
13 39 (2.64%) AWS CloudFormation
13 39 (2.64%) IaaS
14 35 (2.37%) Cloud Computing
15 31 (2.10%) Heroku
16 24 (1.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 561 (37.93%) DNS
2 507 (34.28%) Firewall
3 375 (25.35%) HTTP
4 354 (23.94%) LAN
5 352 (23.80%) WAN
6 335 (22.65%) VPN
7 329 (22.24%) SSL
8 319 (21.57%) DHCP
9 178 (12.04%) Internet
10 173 (11.70%) Wireless
11 162 (10.95%) BGP
12 157 (10.62%) OSPF
13 155 (10.48%) IPsec
14 143 (9.67%) FTP
15 127 (8.59%) MPLS
16 109 (7.37%) VoIP
17 106 (7.17%) Network Security
18 96 (6.49%) SAN
19 93 (6.29%) Ethernet
20 80 (5.41%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (8.05%) MongoDB
2 100 (6.76%) NoSQL
3 73 (4.94%) SQL Server
4 68 (4.60%) MySQL
5 61 (4.12%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.52%) Big Data
7 51 (3.45%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (3.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 47 (3.18%) Hadoop
9 42 (2.84%) Amazon RDS
10 33 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 32 (2.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 24 (1.62%) Apache Hive
13 21 (1.42%) Flink
14 19 (1.28%) Redis
15 14 (0.95%) Oracle Database
16 12 (0.81%) MariaDB
17 6 (0.41%) Amazon Redshift
18 5 (0.34%) Azure SQL Database
18 5 (0.34%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 228 (15.42%) Jenkins
2 194 (13.12%) Git (software)
3 71 (4.80%) gulp
4 67 (4.53%) Selenium
5 62 (4.19%) Travis CI
6 61 (4.12%) Gatling
7 60 (4.06%) Cucumber
7 60 (4.06%) JUnit
8 57 (3.85%) IntelliJ
9 56 (3.79%) Ant
10 53 (3.58%) Eclipse
11 51 (3.45%) JIRA
12 48 (3.25%) GitLab
13 44 (2.97%) Grunt
14 43 (2.91%) Karma Test Runner
14 43 (2.91%) Sublime Text
15 41 (2.77%) Visual Studio
16 35 (2.37%) Subversion
17 34 (2.30%) Gradle
18 25 (1.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 196 (13.25%) Finance
2 83 (5.61%) Telecoms
3 43 (2.91%) Banking
4 37 (2.50%) Law
5 31 (2.10%) Legal
6 28 (1.89%) Retail
7 23 (1.56%) Aerospace
7 23 (1.56%) Military
8 15 (1.01%) Spanish Language
9 10 (0.68%) Advertising
9 10 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.68%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.61%) Electronics
11 7 (0.47%) Back Office
11 7 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.34%) German Language
12 5 (0.34%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.34%) Marketing
13 4 (0.27%) Billing
13 4 (0.27%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 194 (13.12%) Developer
2 172 (11.63%) Analyst
3 171 (11.56%) Network Engineer
4 137 (9.26%) Architect
5 136 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
6 107 (7.23%) Support Engineer
7 86 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 74 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 58 (3.92%) Support Analyst
10 54 (3.65%) Desktop Support
11 53 (3.58%) Consultant
12 52 (3.52%) 2nd Line Support
13 47 (3.18%) IT Support
14 45 (3.04%) Desktop Engineer
15 42 (2.84%) Service Analyst
16 41 (2.77%) Service Desk Analyst
16 41 (2.77%) Software Engineer
17 39 (2.64%) Administrator
18 35 (2.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 35 (2.37%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 126 (8.52%) Web Services
2 104 (7.03%) REST
3 103 (6.96%) .NET
4 101 (6.83%) Node.js
5 99 (6.69%) CSS
6 98 (6.63%) Servlets
6 98 (6.63%) Spring
7 93 (6.29%) SOAP
8 85 (5.75%) HTML
9 83 (5.61%) XML
10 81 (5.48%) J2EE
11 79 (5.34%) AngularJS
12 70 (4.73%) HTML5
13 57 (3.85%) JSON
14 55 (3.72%) OAuth
15 52 (3.52%) Gherkin
16 51 (3.45%) jQuery
17 49 (3.31%) Middleware
18 47 (3.18%) OAuth2
19 42 (2.84%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 146 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.14%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (4.87%) Self-Motivation
4 59 (3.99%) Management Information System
5 53 (3.58%) Public Cloud
6 44 (2.97%) PKI
7 36 (2.43%) Replication
8 30 (2.03%) Clustering
9 28 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 20 (1.35%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.22%) Blackberry
11 18 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.22%) iPhone
11 18 (1.22%) Smartphone
12 17 (1.15%) Microsoft Licensing
13 16 (1.08%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.08%) Linux Command Line
13 16 (1.08%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.01%) iPad
15 12 (0.81%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 632 (42.73%) Windows
2 580 (39.22%) Linux
3 246 (16.63%) Unix
4 223 (15.08%) Windows Server
5 115 (7.78%) Windows 10
6 112 (7.57%) Windows 7
7 83 (5.61%) Ubuntu
8 65 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 64 (4.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 61 (4.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 51 (3.45%) Solaris
12 49 (3.31%) Apple iOS
13 45 (3.04%) Mac OS X
14 42 (2.84%) Android
15 37 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (1.01%) CentOS
16 15 (1.01%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.95%) SUSE
18 13 (0.88%) Mac OS
19 12 (0.81%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 289 (19.54%) DevOps
2 220 (14.87%) ITIL
3 219 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (14.74%) Configuration Management
5 200 (13.52%) Open Source
6 188 (12.71%) Continuous Integration
7 162 (10.95%) Test Automation
8 138 (9.33%) Problem-Solving
9 129 (8.72%) Microservices
10 103 (6.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 99 (6.69%) Software Engineering
12 98 (6.63%) Load Balancing
13 96 (6.49%) Migration
14 85 (5.75%) Analytics
15 82 (5.54%) Scrum
16 75 (5.07%) Change Management
17 71 (4.80%) OO
18 62 (4.19%) Kalman Filter
18 62 (4.19%) Network Architecture
19 61 (4.12%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 283 (19.13%) Java
2 222 (15.01%) Python
3 192 (12.98%) SQL
4 161 (10.89%) Perl
5 151 (10.21%) JavaScript
6 113 (7.64%) C#
7 108 (7.30%) Bash Shell
8 107 (7.23%) Ruby
9 90 (6.09%) PowerShell
10 67 (4.53%) C++
11 61 (4.12%) Groovy
12 58 (3.92%) C
13 52 (3.52%) Haskell
13 52 (3.52%) Scala
14 40 (2.70%) Java 8
15 34 (2.30%) Shell Script
16 32 (2.16%) PHP
17 30 (2.03%) ES6
18 28 (1.89%) TypeScript
19 20 (1.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 203 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 202 (13.66%) Cisco Certification
3 144 (9.74%) SC Cleared
4 125 (8.45%) CCNP
5 111 (7.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 109 (7.37%) CCNA
7 70 (4.73%) Degree
8 66 (4.46%) MCSE
9 51 (3.45%) DV Cleared
10 36 (2.43%) MCSA
11 34 (2.30%) CCIE
12 27 (1.83%) MCP
13 19 (1.28%) JNCIA
14 18 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 16 (1.08%) MCITP
16 15 (1.01%) CCDP
17 14 (0.95%) MCDST
17 14 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.10%) SLA
2 25 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 16 (1.08%) QA
5 10 (0.68%) GDPR
6 6 (0.41%) PMO
7 4 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
7 4 (0.27%) HL7
8 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
9 2 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.14%) MISRA
10 1 (0.068%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.068%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 343 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 199 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 164 (11.09%) Docker
4 65 (4.39%) Hyper-V
5 61 (4.12%) vSphere
6 52 (3.52%) Virtual Machines
7 47 (3.18%) Xen
8 31 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
9 25 (1.69%) KVM
9 25 (1.69%) XenApp
10 24 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
11 20 (1.35%) NFS
12 16 (1.08%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 14 (0.95%) Firmware
15 12 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 11 (0.74%) BitLocker
17 10 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.61%) VMware NSX
19 7 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 234 (15.82%) Puppet
2 120 (8.11%) Ansible
3 116 (7.84%) SCCM
4 107 (7.23%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (5.27%) Kubernetes
6 68 (4.60%) Terraform
7 64 (4.33%) Grafana
8 63 (4.26%) Kibana
9 28 (1.89%) Docker Swarm
9 28 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
10 27 (1.83%) Nagios
11 18 (1.22%) NetBackup
11 18 (1.22%) SCOM
11 18 (1.22%) SELinux
12 17 (1.15%) Red Hat Satellite
12 17 (1.15%) Salt
13 16 (1.08%) QRadar
13 16 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
14 13 (0.88%) Cisco Prime
15 12 (0.81%) Consul
Vendors
1 439 (29.68%) Microsoft
2 341 (23.06%) Cisco
3 284 (19.20%) VMware
4 133 (8.99%) Google
5 121 (8.18%) Citrix
6 113 (7.64%) Juniper
7 101 (6.83%) Oracle
8 97 (6.56%) CheckPoint
9 85 (5.75%) F5
10 68 (4.60%) Palo Alto
11 67 (4.53%) Red Hat
12 61 (4.12%) SolarWinds
13 57 (3.85%) Apple
14 56 (3.79%) HP
15 53 (3.58%) IBM
16 45 (3.04%) McAfee
17 42 (2.84%) NetApp
18 39 (2.64%) Adobe
18 39 (2.64%) Aruba
18 39 (2.64%) SAP