Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 169 184 169
Rank change year-on-year +15 -15 -23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,131 1,482 1,552
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.57% 1.54% 1.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.54% 11.90% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 876 1,020
England median daily rate £400 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £143 £175 £180
90th Percentile £600 £604 £613
UK median daily rate £400 £413 £410
% change year-on-year -3.03% +0.61% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 75 95
England median hourly rate £33.18 £25.00 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.70% +24.25% -44.11%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.48 £12.20
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.25 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £29.09 £24.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +18.72% +25.64% -41.41%

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 9,799 12,456 12,963
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.58% 12.98% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,959 7,576 8,065
England median daily rate £413 £425 £404
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +5.20% +1.00%
10th Percentile £183 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 569 649
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -15.56%
10th Percentile £13.03 £12.25 £11.45
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £46.03
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.60% +5.26% -15.56%

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -2 385 £400 -8.57% 184
South East +20 277 £425 +6.25% 162
North of England -6 153 £430 +7.50% 102
Midlands +50 116 £325 -13.33% 66
South West +69 109 £375 -11.76% 58
East of England +5 89 £400 -4.76% 77
North West -12 70 £400 +3.23% 61
West Midlands +36 64 £325 -18.75% 44
Yorkshire +11 61 £450 +5.88% 37
East Midlands +20 51 £350 - 22
North East +31 23 £638 +142.86% 4
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 591 (52.25%) Windows
2 419 (37.05%) DNS
3 373 (32.98%) Microsoft
4 347 (30.68%) Firewall
5 341 (30.15%) Linux
6 326 (28.82%) Active Directory
7 284 (25.11%) VPN
8 280 (24.76%) Cisco
9 250 (22.10%) DHCP
10 249 (22.02%) LAN
11 243 (21.49%) ITIL
12 234 (20.69%) HTTP
13 229 (20.25%) WAN
14 220 (19.45%) Security Cleared
15 209 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
16 207 (18.30%) VMware
17 205 (18.13%) Office 365
18 203 (17.95%) Windows Server
19 191 (16.89%) Azure
20 182 (16.09%) Java
21 181 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
21 181 (16.00%) Windows 10
22 173 (15.30%) SC Cleared
23 164 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
24 150 (13.26%) PowerShell
25 149 (13.17%) SSL
26 147 (13.00%) Internet
27 144 (12.73%) Windows 7
28 142 (12.56%) Git (software)
29 141 (12.47%) AWS

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 87 (7.69%) MS Exchange
2 76 (6.72%) Apache
3 69 (6.10%) SharePoint
4 56 (4.95%) Tomcat
5 50 (4.42%) IIS
6 44 (3.89%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (3.45%) nginx
8 33 (2.92%) Jetty
9 28 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
10 26 (2.30%) WebSphere
11 25 (2.21%) Skype for Business
12 24 (2.12%) Mongrel
13 19 (1.68%) Confluence
14 17 (1.50%) JBoss
15 15 (1.33%) WebLogic
16 14 (1.24%) K2 blackpearl
17 13 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
18 12 (1.06%) OpenStack
19 10 (0.88%) IBM Notes
20 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 164 (14.50%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.71%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.088%) Simulink
7 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) assyst
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.27%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.27%) Eikon
3 3 (0.27%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.088%) Magento
5 1 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.088%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 205 (18.13%) Office 365
2 191 (16.89%) Azure
3 141 (12.47%) AWS
4 78 (6.90%) PaaS
5 72 (6.37%) IaaS
6 60 (5.31%) SaaS
7 51 (4.51%) GCP
8 47 (4.16%) GitHub
9 46 (4.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 39 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
11 36 (3.18%) Amazon EC2
12 34 (3.01%) Google Analytics
13 24 (2.12%) Google App Engine
14 22 (1.95%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (1.77%) OneDrive
16 16 (1.41%) Route 53
17 13 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 11 (0.97%) Amazon S3
19 9 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 9 (0.80%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 419 (37.05%) DNS
2 347 (30.68%) Firewall
3 284 (25.11%) VPN
4 250 (22.10%) DHCP
5 249 (22.02%) LAN
6 234 (20.69%) HTTP
7 229 (20.25%) WAN
8 149 (13.17%) SSL
9 147 (13.00%) Internet
10 135 (11.94%) BGP
11 131 (11.58%) Ethernet
12 120 (10.61%) OSPF
13 116 (10.26%) Wireless
14 112 (9.90%) IPsec
15 99 (8.75%) MPLS
16 96 (8.49%) SAN
17 91 (8.05%) VoIP
18 84 (7.43%) VLAN
19 81 (7.16%) Network Security
20 63 (5.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 40 (3.54%) MongoDB
3 36 (3.18%) MySQL
4 30 (2.65%) NoSQL
4 30 (2.65%) PostgreSQL
5 26 (2.30%) Relational Database
6 19 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.41%) Oracle Database
8 15 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
9 12 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
9 12 (1.06%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (0.80%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.62%) Big Data
12 7 (0.62%) Blockchain
13 4 (0.35%) DB2
13 4 (0.35%) Power BI
14 3 (0.27%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 142 (12.56%) Git (software)
2 137 (12.11%) Jenkins
3 55 (4.86%) JUnit
4 43 (3.80%) Visual Studio
5 42 (3.71%) Gatling
6 40 (3.54%) Eclipse
7 38 (3.36%) Subversion
8 37 (3.27%) Cucumber
9 36 (3.18%) Selenium
10 31 (2.74%) JIRA
11 30 (2.65%) NetBeans
12 29 (2.56%) Travis CI
13 20 (1.77%) Mockito
14 19 (1.68%) GitLab
15 18 (1.59%) Gradle
16 16 (1.41%) gulp
16 16 (1.41%) Maven
17 15 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
18 13 (1.15%) IntelliJ
18 13 (1.15%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 105 (9.28%) Finance
2 95 (8.40%) Telecoms
3 60 (5.31%) Public Sector
4 45 (3.98%) Banking
5 32 (2.83%) Military
6 31 (2.74%) Aerospace
7 21 (1.86%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.50%) Front Office
9 14 (1.24%) Law
10 11 (0.97%) Automotive
10 11 (0.97%) Back Office
11 8 (0.71%) Electronics
11 8 (0.71%) Local Government
11 8 (0.71%) Manufacturing
11 8 (0.71%) Multimedia
11 8 (0.71%) Retail
12 6 (0.53%) Legal
12 6 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
13 5 (0.44%) Advertising
13 5 (0.44%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 174 (15.38%) Network Engineer
2 112 (9.90%) Developer
3 108 (9.55%) Analyst
4 101 (8.93%) Support Engineer
5 80 (7.07%) Architect
6 70 (6.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 60 (5.31%) Desktop Support
8 59 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 50 (4.42%) 2nd Line Support
10 49 (4.33%) IT Support
11 47 (4.16%) Support Analyst
12 39 (3.45%) Software Engineer
12 39 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
13 36 (3.18%) Desktop Engineer
14 35 (3.09%) Java Developer
15 34 (3.01%) Cisco Engineer
16 33 (2.92%) Azure Engineer
17 32 (2.83%) Security Engineer
18 31 (2.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 31 (2.74%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 125 (11.05%) Web Services
2 85 (7.52%) .NET
3 70 (6.19%) Node.js
4 63 (5.57%) REST
5 52 (4.60%) J2EE
6 51 (4.51%) Spring
7 50 (4.42%) 802.1X
8 39 (3.45%) HTML
9 37 (3.27%) CSS
9 37 (3.27%) XML
10 36 (3.18%) JSON
10 36 (3.18%) Servlets
11 35 (3.09%) HTML5
12 33 (2.92%) Gherkin
12 33 (2.92%) Play Framework
13 30 (2.65%) Qt
14 29 (2.56%) Guice
15 26 (2.30%) ActiveX
15 26 (2.30%) DirectX
15 26 (2.30%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 110 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 55 (4.86%) Analytical Skills
3 54 (4.77%) Replication
4 51 (4.51%) Self-Motivation
5 35 (3.09%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 27 (2.39%) PKI
8 26 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
9 22 (1.95%) Fibre Optics
10 20 (1.77%) iPhone
11 19 (1.68%) Enterprise Software
12 18 (1.59%) Hybrid Cloud
13 16 (1.41%) Clustering
14 15 (1.33%) Driving Licence
15 14 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
15 14 (1.24%) Microsoft Licensing
15 14 (1.24%) Smartphone
16 12 (1.06%) Virtual Team
17 11 (0.97%) iPad
17 11 (0.97%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 591 (52.25%) Windows
2 341 (30.15%) Linux
3 203 (17.95%) Windows Server
4 181 (16.00%) Windows 10
5 144 (12.73%) Windows 7
6 100 (8.84%) Windows Server 2012
7 94 (8.31%) Unix
8 65 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 49 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 42 (3.71%) Ubuntu
11 41 (3.63%) Android
12 32 (2.83%) CentOS
13 23 (2.03%) Apple iOS
14 21 (1.86%) Solaris
14 21 (1.86%) Windows 8
15 19 (1.68%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (1.50%) SUSE
17 17 (1.50%) VMS
18 14 (1.24%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (21.49%) ITIL
2 181 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (11.67%) Continuous Integration
4 131 (11.58%) Configuration Management
5 128 (11.32%) DevOps
6 110 (9.73%) Problem-Solving
7 105 (9.28%) Software Engineering
8 103 (9.11%) Open Source
9 87 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 82 (7.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 76 (6.72%) Change Management
11 76 (6.72%) Migration
12 72 (6.37%) Scrum
13 67 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
14 66 (5.84%) Service Management
15 64 (5.66%) Information Security
15 64 (5.66%) Microservices
16 63 (5.57%) Analytics
17 61 (5.39%) Project Management
18 55 (4.86%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 182 (16.09%) Java
2 150 (13.26%) PowerShell
3 129 (11.41%) SQL
4 126 (11.14%) Python
5 79 (6.98%) JavaScript
6 77 (6.81%) C#
7 75 (6.63%) C++
8 56 (4.95%) C
8 56 (4.95%) Perl
9 51 (4.51%) Ruby
10 47 (4.16%) Bash Shell
11 34 (3.01%) Scala
12 26 (2.30%) GLSL
12 26 (2.30%) HLSL
13 25 (2.21%) PHP
14 18 (1.59%) Embedded C
15 15 (1.33%) Shell Script
16 14 (1.24%) Go
17 13 (1.15%) Embedded C++
17 13 (1.15%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 220 (19.45%) Security Cleared
2 209 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
3 173 (15.30%) SC Cleared
4 136 (12.02%) CCNP
5 123 (10.88%) CCNA
6 102 (9.02%) Degree
7 59 (5.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (3.36%) CCIE
9 35 (3.09%) DV Cleared
10 30 (2.65%) CISSP
11 28 (2.48%) MCSE
12 24 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (2.12%) MCP
13 22 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (1.68%) CCDP
15 14 (1.24%) JNCIA
16 13 (1.15%) CCIP
16 13 (1.15%) CREST Certified
16 13 (1.15%) JNCIP
16 13 (1.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 63 (5.57%) SLA
2 24 (2.12%) QA
3 21 (1.86%) WCAG
4 19 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 6 (0.53%) COBIT
6 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
7 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.35%) NCSC
8 4 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.27%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.27%) GDPR
9 3 (0.27%) NIST
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.088%) DO-254
11 1 (0.088%) IEC 61508
11 1 (0.088%) PMO
System Software
1 326 (28.82%) Active Directory
2 139 (12.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (6.28%) Hyper-V
4 66 (5.84%) Docker
5 40 (3.54%) vSphere
6 31 (2.74%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (2.74%) XenApp
7 25 (2.21%) Xen
8 22 (1.95%) XenDesktop
9 17 (1.50%) Virtual Servers
10 16 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
11 14 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 12 (1.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.53%) Firmware
13 6 (0.53%) NFS
14 5 (0.44%) SRDF
14 5 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.44%) VMware NSX
15 4 (0.35%) ISA Server
15 4 (0.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 117 (10.34%) Puppet
2 91 (8.05%) SCCM
3 72 (6.37%) Opscode Chef
4 66 (5.84%) Ansible
5 60 (5.31%) Terraform
6 51 (4.51%) Kubernetes
7 42 (3.71%) Kibana
8 40 (3.54%) Grafana
9 28 (2.48%) Salt
9 28 (2.48%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (2.39%) FortiGate
10 27 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
10 27 (2.39%) Norton AntiVirus
11 21 (1.86%) Nagios
12 18 (1.59%) WSUS
13 15 (1.33%) SCOM
14 13 (1.15%) Cisco Prime
14 13 (1.15%) ZABBIX
15 12 (1.06%) ThinApp
15 12 (1.06%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 373 (32.98%) Microsoft
2 280 (24.76%) Cisco
3 207 (18.30%) VMware
4 87 (7.69%) Juniper
5 84 (7.43%) Google
6 79 (6.98%) Citrix
7 60 (5.31%) Oracle
8 59 (5.22%) Palo Alto
9 50 (4.42%) CheckPoint
9 50 (4.42%) F5
10 47 (4.16%) Dell
11 45 (3.98%) McAfee
12 44 (3.89%) SolarWinds
13 43 (3.80%) Fortinet
14 41 (3.63%) HP
15 37 (3.27%) Red Hat
16 34 (3.01%) Symantec
17 29 (2.56%) Adobe
18 25 (2.21%) Aruba
18 25 (2.21%) Splunk