Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 145 127
Rank change year-on-year -19 -18 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1545 1747 1947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.63% 1.84% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.85% 12.16% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1012 1085 1246
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £178 £175 £181
90th Percentile £613 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +3.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 105 153
England median hourly rate £20.00 £36.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.21% +108.57% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.20 £11.00
90th Percentile £44.25 £51.03 £44.90
UK median hourly rate £18.85 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -47.64% +105.71% -10.26%

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 13037 14368 14612
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.71% 15.17% 14.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8088 8753 8603
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 657 735 912
England median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.55 £47.70 £45.98
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 -10 772 £475 +11.76% 142
South East -4 335 £400 +14.29% 29
Midlands +50 137 £300 -14.29% 26
North of England -74 135 £375 -6.25% 48
East of England -22 93 £498 +22.09% 18
East Midlands +56 79 £288 +43.75% 13
South West -15 71 £363 +3.57% 23
North West -29 60 £388 -13.89% 26
West Midlands +10 57 £450 - 12
North East -13 39 £350 +6.06% 4
Yorkshire -45 36 £450 - 18
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 709 (45.89%) Linux
2 677 (43.82%) Windows
3 566 (36.63%) DNS
4 480 (31.07%) Firewall
5 399 (25.83%) Active Directory
6 386 (24.98%) Microsoft
7 357 (23.11%) VMware
8 352 (22.78%) Unix
9 350 (22.65%) HTTP
10 345 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
11 317 (20.52%) Python
12 308 (19.94%) Java
12 308 (19.94%) Amazon AWS
13 299 (19.35%) DevOps
14 296 (19.16%) DHCP
15 295 (19.09%) WAN
16 292 (18.90%) SSL
17 291 (18.83%) Cisco
18 287 (18.58%) Puppet
19 283 (18.32%) LAN
20 273 (17.67%) ITIL
21 261 (16.89%) Windows Server
22 241 (15.60%) Configuration Management
23 239 (15.47%) Finance
24 236 (15.28%) Git (software)
25 231 (14.95%) Security Cleared
26 227 (14.69%) VPN
27 217 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
28 216 (13.98%) Jenkins
29 212 (13.72%) Ansible

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
1 199 (12.88%) Apache
2 139 (9.00%) Tomcat
3 111 (7.18%) JBoss
4 101 (6.54%) MS Exchange
5 91 (5.89%) IIS
6 79 (5.11%) WebLogic
7 72 (4.66%) nginx
8 45 (2.91%) SharePoint
9 42 (2.72%) Confluence
10 41 (2.65%) iPlanet
10 41 (2.65%) Oracle Application Server
11 38 (2.46%) OpenStack
12 35 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
13 34 (2.20%) WebSphere
14 30 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (1.94%) Skype for Business
15 28 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
16 20 (1.29%) Jetty
17 19 (1.23%) Mongrel
18 18 (1.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 197 (12.75%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.91%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.55%) MS Visio
5 15 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.065%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.29%) RMDS
2 18 (1.17%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 10 (0.65%) Eikon
4 7 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.19%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.065%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.065%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 308 (19.94%) Amazon AWS
2 136 (8.80%) Office 365
3 124 (8.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 77 (4.98%) Amazon EC2
5 51 (3.30%) PaaS
6 50 (3.24%) IaaS
6 50 (3.24%) SaaS
7 43 (2.78%) GitHub
8 37 (2.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 35 (2.27%) Amazon ELB
9 35 (2.27%) Route 53
10 31 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
11 29 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 25 (1.62%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
14 19 (1.23%) Google App Engine
15 18 (1.17%) G Suite
16 14 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 14 (0.91%) Slack
17 13 (0.84%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 566 (36.63%) DNS
2 480 (31.07%) Firewall
3 350 (22.65%) HTTP
4 296 (19.16%) DHCP
5 295 (19.09%) WAN
6 292 (18.90%) SSL
7 283 (18.32%) LAN
8 227 (14.69%) VPN
9 157 (10.16%) Network Security
10 124 (8.03%) Wireless
11 114 (7.38%) Internet
12 112 (7.25%) SAN
13 111 (7.18%) IPsec
14 82 (5.31%) BGP
14 82 (5.31%) MPLS
14 82 (5.31%) VLAN
15 81 (5.24%) LDAP
16 77 (4.98%) FTP
16 77 (4.98%) VoIP
17 66 (4.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 163 (10.55%) SQL Server
2 125 (8.09%) PostgreSQL
3 116 (7.51%) MongoDB
4 96 (6.21%) MySQL
5 69 (4.47%) Relational Database
6 64 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
7 55 (3.56%) NoSQL
8 33 (2.14%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 21 (1.36%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.10%) DB2
11 17 (1.10%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.04%) Big Data
13 14 (0.91%) Power BI
14 12 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 12 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
15 11 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
16 9 (0.58%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.45%) Redis
17 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 236 (15.28%) Git (software)
2 216 (13.98%) Jenkins
3 75 (4.85%) Sonatype Nexus
4 68 (4.40%) Artifactory
5 64 (4.14%) JIRA
6 54 (3.50%) Subversion
7 45 (2.91%) Maven
8 42 (2.72%) JUnit
9 34 (2.20%) Selenium
10 33 (2.14%) Gradle
11 32 (2.07%) Eclipse
12 28 (1.81%) Visual Studio
13 27 (1.75%) IntelliJ
14 23 (1.49%) TeamCity
15 22 (1.42%) Travis CI
16 21 (1.36%) Cucumber
17 18 (1.17%) Mockito
18 17 (1.10%) Gatling
18 17 (1.10%) gulp
18 17 (1.10%) JMeter
General
1 239 (15.47%) Finance
2 98 (6.34%) Telecoms
3 84 (5.44%) Banking
4 36 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.27%) Electronics
6 24 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.42%) Retail
8 20 (1.29%) Marketing
9 18 (1.17%) Front Office
10 17 (1.10%) Back Office
11 15 (0.97%) Financial Institution
12 13 (0.84%) Legal
13 12 (0.78%) Advertising
14 11 (0.71%) Automotive
15 9 (0.58%) Law
16 8 (0.52%) German Language
17 6 (0.39%) Billing
17 6 (0.39%) Publishing
18 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (11.26%) Analyst
2 168 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
3 157 (10.16%) Network Engineer
4 151 (9.77%) Developer
5 119 (7.70%) Support Engineer
6 103 (6.67%) Architect
7 81 (5.24%) Java Developer
8 78 (5.05%) Desktop Support
9 75 (4.85%) Linux Engineer
10 70 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 66 (4.27%) Administrator
12 65 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support
12 65 (4.21%) Consultant
13 62 (4.01%) Support Analyst
14 51 (3.30%) AWS Engineer
15 49 (3.17%) Desktop Engineer
15 49 (3.17%) Security Engineer
16 43 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
17 41 (2.65%) Unix Engineer
18 39 (2.52%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (9.06%) Web Services
2 108 (6.99%) J2EE
3 98 (6.34%) XML
4 90 (5.83%) REST
5 88 (5.70%) Elastic Stack
6 87 (5.63%) .NET
7 70 (4.53%) JSON
8 69 (4.47%) SOAP
9 65 (4.21%) Middleware
10 62 (4.01%) Spring
11 56 (3.62%) HTML
12 49 (3.17%) CSS
13 39 (2.52%) Node.js
14 37 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
15 36 (2.33%) HTML5
16 28 (1.81%) Servlets
17 27 (1.75%) RESTful
18 26 (1.68%) Hibernate
19 25 (1.62%) J2SE
20 24 (1.55%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 154 (9.97%) Data Centre
2 118 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
3 86 (5.57%) Computer Science
4 78 (5.05%) Clustering
5 75 (4.85%) Management Information System
6 73 (4.72%) PKI
7 38 (2.46%) Blackberry
8 36 (2.33%) Public Cloud
9 32 (2.07%) Client/Server
10 30 (1.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 28 (1.81%) Replication
12 27 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
13 26 (1.68%) iPad
13 26 (1.68%) iPhone
14 25 (1.62%) Algorithms
15 23 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
16 17 (1.10%) BYOD
16 17 (1.10%) Fixed Income
17 15 (0.97%) Security Operations Centre
18 13 (0.84%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 709 (45.89%) Linux
2 677 (43.82%) Windows
3 352 (22.78%) Unix
4 261 (16.89%) Windows Server
5 155 (10.03%) Windows 7
6 140 (9.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 131 (8.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (5.89%) Windows 10
10 88 (5.70%) Solaris
11 67 (4.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 62 (4.01%) AIX
13 50 (3.24%) SUSE
14 47 (3.04%) HPUX
15 46 (2.98%) Apple iOS
16 38 (2.46%) Windows XP
17 37 (2.39%) Windows 8
18 35 (2.27%) Android
19 34 (2.20%) Ubuntu
20 30 (1.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (19.35%) DevOps
3 273 (17.67%) ITIL
4 241 (15.60%) Configuration Management
5 188 (12.17%) Continuous Integration
6 138 (8.93%) Load Balancing
7 136 (8.80%) Open Source
8 118 (7.64%) Test Automation
9 104 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 102 (6.60%) High Availability
10 102 (6.60%) Migration
11 94 (6.08%) Scrum
12 78 (5.05%) TDD
13 74 (4.79%) Microservices
14 73 (4.72%) Incident Management
15 72 (4.66%) Change Management
16 71 (4.60%) SIEM
17 69 (4.47%) Disaster Recovery
17 69 (4.47%) Information Security
18 67 (4.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 317 (20.52%) Python
2 308 (19.94%) Java
3 201 (13.01%) Bash Shell
4 180 (11.65%) SQL
5 172 (11.13%) Ruby
6 145 (9.39%) Perl
7 116 (7.51%) PowerShell
8 72 (4.66%) C#
9 67 (4.34%) JavaScript
10 66 (4.27%) C
11 62 (4.01%) C++
12 55 (3.56%) Go
13 54 (3.50%) Shell Script
14 53 (3.43%) Groovy
15 45 (2.91%) Scala
16 37 (2.39%) Korn
17 36 (2.33%) C-shell
18 23 (1.49%) PHP
19 22 (1.42%) VBScript
20 15 (0.97%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 231 (14.95%) Security Cleared
2 165 (10.68%) SC Cleared
3 138 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 128 (8.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 123 (7.96%) Degree
6 92 (5.95%) MCSE
7 80 (5.18%) CCNA
8 74 (4.79%) CCNP
9 57 (3.69%) MCSA
10 54 (3.50%) MCP
11 41 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 37 (2.39%) CISSP
13 36 (2.33%) MCDST
14 30 (1.94%) Network+ Certification
15 29 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
16 28 (1.81%) CCIE
17 25 (1.62%) BPSS Clearance
18 24 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 21 (1.36%) CISM
20 20 (1.29%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 42 (2.72%) SLA
3 24 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.17%) QA
5 13 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (0.71%) COBIT
6 11 (0.71%) MiFID
7 9 (0.58%) RMADS
8 8 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
9 7 (0.45%) AS 2805
9 7 (0.45%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 6 (0.39%) GDPR
11 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.19%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.19%) FATCA
12 3 (0.19%) GMP
12 3 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.19%) IFRS
13 2 (0.13%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 399 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 217 (14.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 175 (11.33%) Docker
4 84 (5.44%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.85%) vSphere
6 38 (2.46%) VMware ESXi
7 37 (2.39%) XenApp
8 34 (2.20%) Xen
9 27 (1.75%) Samba
10 24 (1.55%) vCloud
11 22 (1.42%) KVM
11 22 (1.42%) Virtual Machines
12 21 (1.36%) iptables
13 18 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 16 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
15 13 (0.84%) Oracle RAC
16 12 (0.78%) Terminal Services
17 11 (0.71%) NFS
18 9 (0.58%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 287 (18.58%) Puppet
2 212 (13.72%) Ansible
3 142 (9.19%) Opscode Chef
4 83 (5.37%) Kibana
5 81 (5.24%) SCCM
6 69 (4.47%) Kubernetes
7 62 (4.01%) Terraform
8 57 (3.69%) logstash
9 54 (3.50%) Salt
10 45 (2.91%) Grafana
11 31 (2.01%) Nagios
11 31 (2.01%) WSUS
12 26 (1.68%) Nessus
12 26 (1.68%) SELinux
13 24 (1.55%) Backup Exec
14 23 (1.49%) SCOM
15 22 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
16 19 (1.23%) HAProxy
16 19 (1.23%) Red Hat Satellite
17 14 (0.91%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 386 (24.98%) Microsoft
2 357 (23.11%) VMware
3 291 (18.83%) Cisco
4 190 (12.30%) Oracle
5 151 (9.77%) Citrix
6 129 (8.35%) Red Hat
7 117 (7.57%) HP
8 101 (6.54%) F5
9 100 (6.47%) Juniper
10 77 (4.98%) Apple
11 66 (4.27%) Splunk
12 63 (4.08%) CheckPoint
13 61 (3.95%) Google
14 59 (3.82%) Sun
15 45 (2.91%) Palo Alto
15 45 (2.91%) SolarWinds
15 45 (2.91%) Symantec
16 44 (2.85%) Dell
17 38 (2.46%) IBM
17 38 (2.46%) NetApp