Period
to 25 July 2017

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 25 July 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 147 130
Rank change year-on-year -16 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1383 1761 1871
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.58% 1.74% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 11.17% 12.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 930 1102 1120
England median daily rate £425 £400 £354
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.07% +1.07%
10th Percentile £160 £190 £185
90th Percentile £589 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £415 £390 £350
% change year-on-year +6.41% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 81 164
England median hourly rate £24.36 £19.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.21% +12.29% +2.55%
10th Percentile £10.60 £10.00 £9.57
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.85 £21.38 £16.84
% change year-on-year +11.58% +26.93% +2.06%

TCP/IP 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 12208 15771 15179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.93% 15.54% 14.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7337 9739 8619
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £210 £225 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 695 689 867
England median hourly rate £18.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.00% +21.95% +8.71%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017.

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 25 July 2017. 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 -12 635 £438 -2.78% 101
South East -44 259 £425 +19.72% 59
North of England -14 175 £378 +14.39% 45
Midlands +75 142 £400 +20.75% 34
East of England +22 115 £500 +43.88% 20
North West +44 101 £381 -4.69% 30
West Midlands +49 72 £438 +34.62% 25
East Midlands +31 67 £375 - 9
South West -47 66 £375 +5.63% 25
North East -11 42 £330 +3.13%
Yorkshire -24 33 £450 -5.26% 15
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 616 (44.54%) Linux
2 553 (39.99%) Windows
3 450 (32.54%) DNS
4 437 (31.60%) Firewall
5 348 (25.16%) Cisco
6 325 (23.50%) Unix
7 317 (22.92%) HTTP
8 305 (22.05%) Active Directory
9 296 (21.40%) VMware
10 284 (20.54%) SSL
11 279 (20.17%) LAN
12 274 (19.81%) Python
13 269 (19.45%) Microsoft
14 261 (18.87%) DHCP
15 254 (18.37%) WAN
16 252 (18.22%) Security Cleared
17 251 (18.15%) Java
18 245 (17.72%) Puppet
19 244 (17.64%) Configuration Management
20 241 (17.43%) DevOps
21 214 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
22 210 (15.18%) VPN
23 200 (14.46%) ITIL
24 194 (14.03%) Windows Server
25 192 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
26 191 (13.81%) SQL
27 188 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
28 181 (13.09%) Perl
29 178 (12.87%) Open Source
30 175 (12.65%) 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
1 171 (12.36%) Apache
2 115 (8.32%) JBoss
3 114 (8.24%) Tomcat
4 88 (6.36%) IIS
5 84 (6.07%) MS Exchange
6 65 (4.70%) WebLogic
7 59 (4.27%) nginx
8 45 (3.25%) SharePoint
9 40 (2.89%) OpenStack
10 36 (2.60%) Oracle Application Server
11 33 (2.39%) iPlanet
11 33 (2.39%) WebSphere
12 27 (1.95%) Exchange Server 2010
13 24 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 19 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2013
15 16 (1.16%) Jetty
15 16 (1.16%) Mongrel
16 13 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 13 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
17 12 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 137 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.14%) Simulink
9 1 (0.072%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 14 (1.01%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.36%) Eikon
3 5 (0.36%) RMDS
4 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.14%) ION MarketView
5 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.072%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.072%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.072%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 188 (13.59%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (5.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 70 (5.06%) Office 365
4 47 (3.40%) IaaS
5 32 (2.31%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (2.24%) SaaS
7 29 (2.10%) PaaS
8 24 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.66%) GitHub
10 16 (1.16%) Google App Engine
10 16 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
11 12 (0.87%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (0.58%) Amazon S3
14 7 (0.51%) G Suite
14 7 (0.51%) Yammer
15 6 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.43%) Azure Active Directory
15 6 (0.43%) OneDrive
16 4 (0.29%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 450 (32.54%) DNS
2 437 (31.60%) Firewall
3 317 (22.92%) HTTP
4 284 (20.54%) SSL
5 279 (20.17%) LAN
6 261 (18.87%) DHCP
7 254 (18.37%) WAN
8 210 (15.18%) VPN
9 161 (11.64%) Wireless
10 127 (9.18%) Network Security
11 121 (8.75%) BGP
12 114 (8.24%) MPLS
13 100 (7.23%) Internet
13 100 (7.23%) OSPF
14 96 (6.94%) Ethernet
15 94 (6.80%) VoIP
16 91 (6.58%) VLAN
17 76 (5.50%) IPsec
18 73 (5.28%) Cisco ASA
19 70 (5.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (7.88%) SQL Server
2 107 (7.74%) MongoDB
2 107 (7.74%) PostgreSQL
3 91 (6.58%) MySQL
4 75 (5.42%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.39%) NoSQL
6 28 (2.02%) RDBMS
7 24 (1.74%) SQL Server 2012
8 19 (1.37%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (1.37%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.37%) Redis
9 17 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
10 16 (1.16%) Big Data
11 15 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.94%) Hadoop
13 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 7 (0.51%) MariaDB
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 168 (12.15%) Git (software)
2 150 (10.85%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.92%) Subversion
4 31 (2.24%) Sonatype Nexus
5 29 (2.10%) Artifactory
5 29 (2.10%) JIRA
6 28 (2.02%) Eclipse
7 24 (1.74%) Maven
8 21 (1.52%) Selenium
9 20 (1.45%) IntelliJ
10 16 (1.16%) Cucumber
10 16 (1.16%) JUnit
11 15 (1.08%) Travis CI
11 15 (1.08%) Visual Studio
12 13 (0.94%) Ant
13 12 (0.87%) Gatling
13 12 (0.87%) Grunt
13 12 (0.87%) gulp
13 12 (0.87%) Karma Test Runner
13 12 (0.87%) Sublime Text
General
1 173 (12.51%) Finance
2 79 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 59 (4.27%) Banking
4 36 (2.60%) Manufacturing
5 28 (2.02%) Retail
6 27 (1.95%) Electronics
7 25 (1.81%) Marketing
8 16 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.01%) Back Office
10 12 (0.87%) Front Office
10 12 (0.87%) Law
11 11 (0.80%) Legal
12 9 (0.65%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.51%) Games
13 7 (0.51%) Local Government
13 7 (0.51%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.51%) Retail Banking
14 6 (0.43%) Automotive
14 6 (0.43%) Military
15 5 (0.36%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 183 (13.23%) Analyst
2 152 (10.99%) Network Engineer
3 132 (9.54%) Developer
4 131 (9.47%) DevOps Engineer
5 121 (8.75%) Support Engineer
6 83 (6.00%) Architect
7 71 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
8 63 (4.56%) Support Analyst
9 62 (4.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 55 (3.98%) Administrator
11 53 (3.83%) Desktop Support
12 49 (3.54%) Consultant
13 43 (3.11%) Security Analyst
13 43 (3.11%) Security Engineer
13 43 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
14 40 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
15 39 (2.82%) IT Support
16 38 (2.75%) Unix Engineer
17 37 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
18 35 (2.53%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (7.52%) Web Services
2 97 (7.01%) J2EE
3 83 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
4 77 (5.57%) .NET
5 72 (5.21%) XML
6 69 (4.99%) 802.1X
7 66 (4.77%) Middleware
8 64 (4.63%) SOAP
9 62 (4.48%) REST
10 51 (3.69%) Node.js
11 47 (3.40%) HTML
12 40 (2.89%) JSON
13 38 (2.75%) CSS
14 37 (2.68%) RESTful
15 33 (2.39%) LAPP Stack
15 33 (2.39%) Spring
16 30 (2.17%) FIX Protocol
17 29 (2.10%) Servlets
18 26 (1.88%) HTML5
18 26 (1.88%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 118 (8.53%) Data Centre
2 100 (7.23%) Analytical Skills
3 81 (5.86%) Clustering
4 46 (3.33%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.11%) Computer Science
5 43 (3.11%) PKI
6 38 (2.75%) Linux Command Line
7 31 (2.24%) Video Conferencing
8 25 (1.81%) Client/Server
9 22 (1.59%) Blackberry
10 20 (1.45%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.45%) Public Cloud
10 20 (1.45%) Video on Demand
11 18 (1.30%) Replication
12 17 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
12 17 (1.23%) Device Driver
13 16 (1.16%) Fintech
14 14 (1.01%) Fixed Income
14 14 (1.01%) Security Operations Centre
15 12 (0.87%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 616 (44.54%) Linux
2 553 (39.99%) Windows
3 325 (23.50%) Unix
4 194 (14.03%) Windows Server
5 131 (9.47%) Windows 7
6 129 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 88 (6.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 80 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (5.71%) Solaris
10 66 (4.77%) Windows 10
11 58 (4.19%) Ubuntu
12 52 (3.76%) AIX
13 51 (3.69%) CentOS
14 49 (3.54%) SUSE
15 46 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
16 40 (2.89%) HPUX
17 38 (2.75%) Android
18 35 (2.53%) Windows XP
19 32 (2.31%) Mac OS X
20 31 (2.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (17.64%) Configuration Management
2 241 (17.43%) DevOps
3 214 (15.47%) Agile Software Development
4 200 (14.46%) ITIL
5 178 (12.87%) Open Source
6 166 (12.00%) Continuous Integration
7 134 (9.69%) Load Balancing
8 117 (8.46%) Migration
9 111 (8.03%) High Availability
10 101 (7.30%) Test Automation
11 99 (7.16%) Software Engineering
12 80 (5.78%) Network Design
13 79 (5.71%) Scrum
14 70 (5.06%) Information Security
15 68 (4.92%) SIEM
16 67 (4.84%) Kanban
17 65 (4.70%) TDD
18 64 (4.63%) Cybersecurity
19 63 (4.56%) Microservices
20 62 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 274 (19.81%) Python
2 251 (18.15%) Java
3 191 (13.81%) SQL
4 181 (13.09%) Perl
5 141 (10.20%) Ruby
6 136 (9.83%) Bash Shell
7 85 (6.15%) PowerShell
8 78 (5.64%) C#
8 78 (5.64%) JavaScript
9 71 (5.13%) C
10 69 (4.99%) C++
11 54 (3.90%) Shell Script
12 48 (3.47%) Korn
13 41 (2.96%) PHP
14 39 (2.82%) Go
15 34 (2.46%) C-shell
16 27 (1.95%) Scala
17 23 (1.66%) VBScript
18 21 (1.52%) Groovy
19 16 (1.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 252 (18.22%) Security Cleared
2 175 (12.65%) SC Cleared
3 169 (12.22%) Cisco Certification
4 107 (7.74%) CCNP
5 95 (6.87%) CCNA
6 67 (4.84%) CISSP
7 61 (4.41%) Degree
8 56 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (3.47%) SANS
10 43 (3.11%) DV Cleared
11 31 (2.24%) CCIE
12 27 (1.95%) MCSE
13 23 (1.66%) GIAC
13 23 (1.66%) SSCP
14 19 (1.37%) MCSA
15 17 (1.23%) CREST Certified
16 16 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 16 (1.16%) GCIH
16 16 (1.16%) JNCIA
16 16 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 22 (1.59%) SLA
2 20 (1.45%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.23%) QA
4 11 (0.80%) MiFID
5 7 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.36%) COBIT
7 4 (0.29%) AS 2805
7 4 (0.29%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.14%) GMP
9 2 (0.14%) PMO
9 2 (0.14%) RMADS
10 1 (0.072%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.072%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.072%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.072%) MISRA
System Software
1 305 (22.05%) Active Directory
2 192 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 110 (7.95%) Docker
4 81 (5.86%) Hyper-V
5 35 (2.53%) Xen
6 34 (2.46%) KVM
7 28 (2.02%) vSphere
8 27 (1.95%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 25 (1.81%) XenApp
10 22 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
11 20 (1.45%) vCloud
11 20 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
12 19 (1.37%) NFS
13 15 (1.08%) Samba
14 10 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
14 10 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
15 9 (0.65%) Firmware
15 9 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
17 7 (0.51%) Snort
Systems Management
1 245 (17.72%) Puppet
2 167 (12.08%) Ansible
3 156 (11.28%) Opscode Chef
4 75 (5.42%) SCCM
5 56 (4.05%) Kibana
6 55 (3.98%) logstash
7 52 (3.76%) Salt
8 45 (3.25%) Nagios
9 37 (2.68%) Kubernetes
10 31 (2.24%) Grafana
11 29 (2.10%) FortiGate
12 27 (1.95%) QRadar
13 25 (1.81%) Cisco Prime
13 25 (1.81%) Terraform
14 23 (1.66%) NetBackup
15 17 (1.23%) Backup Exec
16 14 (1.01%) Nessus
16 14 (1.01%) SCOM
16 14 (1.01%) vCenter Server
17 13 (0.94%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 348 (25.16%) Cisco
2 296 (21.40%) VMware
3 269 (19.45%) Microsoft
4 174 (12.58%) Oracle
5 116 (8.39%) Juniper
6 113 (8.17%) F5
7 111 (8.03%) Citrix
7 111 (8.03%) Red Hat
8 104 (7.52%) HP
9 78 (5.64%) CheckPoint
10 66 (4.77%) Apple
11 62 (4.48%) Palo Alto
12 57 (4.12%) IBM
13 55 (3.98%) SolarWinds
14 53 (3.83%) Splunk
15 48 (3.47%) Dell
16 46 (3.33%) Google
17 44 (3.18%) Sun
18 39 (2.82%) Veritas
19 33 (2.39%) SaltStack
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Senitor Associates
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Vertus Partners
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Elevate Direct
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AMS contingency
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Senitor Associates
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