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 3 months to 29 April 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
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 138 127
Rank change year-on-year -25 -11  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 662 887 917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.52% 1.73% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 11.50% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 546 494
Median daily rate £427 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £355 £340
% change year-on-year +14.78% +4.41%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 41 69
Median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% -1.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.50 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.75 £15.75
% change year-on-year -6.32% +25.39%  

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 5992 7714 7596
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.78% 15.02% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 3637 4764 4204
Median daily rate £406 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.10% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.16% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 295 400
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -5.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 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 3 months to 29 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -14 293 £429 +0.94% 120
South East -46 132 £450 +20.00% 60
North West +43 58 £400 +8.84% 34
East of England +3 56 £500 +45.98% 31
West Midlands +46 39 £448 +27.85% 29
East Midlands +14 34 £375 +41.50% 10
South West -22 30 £425 +13.33% 21
North East -13 17 £290 -9.37% 2
Yorkshire -5 13 £475 - 17
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 April 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.

1 643 (44.31%) Windows
2 603 (41.56%) Linux
3 456 (31.43%) DNS
4 453 (31.22%) Firewall
5 382 (26.33%) Cisco
6 313 (21.57%) LAN
7 303 (20.88%) HTTP
7 303 (20.88%) SSL
8 301 (20.74%) Java
9 299 (20.61%) Active Directory
10 291 (20.06%) Unix
11 290 (19.99%) Security Cleared
12 289 (19.92%) WAN
13 284 (19.57%) VMware
14 283 (19.50%) Microsoft
15 280 (19.30%) Python
16 271 (18.68%) DHCP
17 267 (18.40%) DevOps
18 248 (17.09%) Windows Server
19 239 (16.47%) Configuration Management
20 234 (16.13%) ITIL
21 227 (15.64%) Puppet
22 217 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
23 215 (14.82%) SC Cleared
24 203 (13.99%) VPN
25 200 (13.78%) Finance
26 196 (13.51%) Open Source
27 194 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
28 192 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
29 191 (13.16%) Wireless

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
1 153 (10.54%) Apache
2 111 (7.65%) Tomcat
3 96 (6.62%) IIS
4 88 (6.06%) JBoss
5 75 (5.17%) MS Exchange
6 72 (4.96%) nginx
7 43 (2.96%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.27%) OpenStack
8 33 (2.27%) WebLogic
9 28 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2010
10 25 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 23 (1.59%) SharePoint
12 22 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
12 22 (1.52%) Jetty
13 21 (1.45%) Mongrel
14 18 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 16 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 15 (1.03%) Confluence
16 15 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (0.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 129 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (0.96%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.21%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.21%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.069%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 9 (0.62%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.28%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.21%) Demantra
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.21%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.21%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.14%) RMDS
6 1 (0.069%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.069%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.069%) ION MarketView
6 1 (0.069%) Magento
6 1 (0.069%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 179 (12.34%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (3.58%) Office 365
4 32 (2.21%) GitHub
5 31 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (1.52%) IaaS
7 21 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
8 20 (1.38%) Google App Engine
9 18 (1.24%) PaaS
10 17 (1.17%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.17%) Google Analytics
11 16 (1.10%) SaaS
12 9 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.34%) G Suite
14 4 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
14 4 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.28%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.21%) Mimecast
16 2 (0.14%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 456 (31.43%) DNS
2 453 (31.22%) Firewall
3 313 (21.57%) LAN
4 303 (20.88%) HTTP
4 303 (20.88%) SSL
5 289 (19.92%) WAN
6 271 (18.68%) DHCP
7 203 (13.99%) VPN
8 191 (13.16%) Wireless
9 136 (9.37%) BGP
9 136 (9.37%) Network Security
10 133 (9.17%) MPLS
11 115 (7.93%) OSPF
12 109 (7.51%) Internet
13 99 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
14 93 (6.41%) VoIP
15 89 (6.13%) Ethernet
16 85 (5.86%) SNMP
17 84 (5.79%) VLAN
18 77 (5.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 140 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
2 109 (7.51%) MongoDB
3 94 (6.48%) MySQL
4 92 (6.34%) SQL Server
5 89 (6.13%) Relational Database
6 47 (3.24%) Redis
7 29 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.93%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.93%) Oracle Database
9 23 (1.59%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
11 13 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 12 (0.83%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.76%) Big Data
13 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
14 10 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.55%) DB2
17 4 (0.28%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 183 (12.61%) Jenkins
2 180 (12.41%) Git (software)
3 79 (5.44%) Subversion
4 32 (2.21%) Selenium
5 31 (2.14%) JIRA
5 31 (2.14%) Travis CI
6 24 (1.65%) Cucumber
7 23 (1.59%) IntelliJ
8 20 (1.38%) Eclipse
9 19 (1.31%) Ant
9 19 (1.31%) JUnit
9 19 (1.31%) Maven
9 19 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
10 18 (1.24%) Grunt
10 18 (1.24%) Karma Test Runner
11 17 (1.17%) Gatling
11 17 (1.17%) gulp
11 17 (1.17%) Sublime Text
12 16 (1.10%) Visual Studio
13 15 (1.03%) Vagrant
General
1 200 (13.78%) Finance
2 81 (5.58%) Banking
3 79 (5.44%) Telecoms
4 32 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.93%) Retail
6 24 (1.65%) Law
7 21 (1.45%) Back Office
8 17 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 13 (0.90%) Front Office
9 13 (0.90%) Marketing
10 10 (0.69%) Advertising
10 10 (0.69%) Electronics
10 10 (0.69%) Legal
11 9 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 9 (0.62%) Games
11 9 (0.62%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.48%) Military
12 7 (0.48%) Publishing
13 6 (0.41%) Retail Banking
14 5 (0.34%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 178 (12.27%) Network Engineer
2 174 (11.99%) Analyst
3 152 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 148 (10.20%) Developer
5 127 (8.75%) Support Engineer
6 69 (4.76%) Administrator
7 63 (4.34%) Support Analyst
8 61 (4.20%) Architect
8 61 (4.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 57 (3.93%) Linux Engineer
10 54 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
11 48 (3.31%) Cisco Engineer
12 47 (3.24%) Software Engineer
13 46 (3.17%) Consultant
14 44 (3.03%) Windows Engineer
15 43 (2.96%) Systems Engineer
16 40 (2.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 38 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
18 37 (2.55%) Desktop Support
18 37 (2.55%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (6.34%) Web Services
2 84 (5.79%) .NET
3 80 (5.51%) Node.js
3 80 (5.51%) XML
4 69 (4.76%) 802.1X
5 68 (4.69%) J2EE
6 66 (4.55%) HTML
7 55 (3.79%) Middleware
8 52 (3.58%) CSS
9 48 (3.31%) Elastic Stack
10 42 (2.89%) JSON
10 42 (2.89%) SOAP
11 38 (2.62%) REST
11 38 (2.62%) Servlets
12 36 (2.48%) LAPP Stack
13 31 (2.14%) LAMP
14 29 (2.00%) XSLT
15 26 (1.79%) RESTful
16 25 (1.72%) AngularJS
17 24 (1.65%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 122 (8.41%) Data Centre
2 120 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
3 61 (4.20%) Management Information System
4 60 (4.14%) Clustering
5 45 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
6 44 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 27 (1.86%) Blackberry
8 25 (1.72%) PKI
9 22 (1.52%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.38%) Device Driver
10 20 (1.38%) Security Operations Centre
11 19 (1.31%) Video Conferencing
12 18 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 16 (1.10%) Greenfield Project
13 16 (1.10%) Web 2.0
14 15 (1.03%) Replication
14 15 (1.03%) Smartphone
15 14 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 13 (0.90%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 643 (44.31%) Windows
2 603 (41.56%) Linux
3 291 (20.06%) Unix
4 248 (17.09%) Windows Server
5 147 (10.13%) Windows 7
6 131 (9.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 125 (8.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 114 (7.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 89 (6.13%) CentOS
10 80 (5.51%) Ubuntu
11 73 (5.03%) Windows Server 2003
12 59 (4.07%) Windows 10
13 50 (3.45%) Solaris
14 38 (2.62%) Windows XP
15 32 (2.21%) Android
15 32 (2.21%) Windows 8
16 29 (2.00%) Mac OS X
17 25 (1.72%) AIX
18 22 (1.52%) Debian
19 20 (1.38%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 267 (18.40%) DevOps
2 239 (16.47%) Configuration Management
3 234 (16.13%) ITIL
4 217 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
5 196 (13.51%) Open Source
6 194 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
7 104 (7.17%) Software Engineering
8 102 (7.03%) Information Security
9 94 (6.48%) Migration
10 83 (5.72%) Load Balancing
11 82 (5.65%) Network Design
12 77 (5.31%) High Availability
13 76 (5.24%) SIEM
14 64 (4.41%) Network Monitoring
15 63 (4.34%) Scrum
16 61 (4.20%) Service Management
17 60 (4.14%) Change Management
18 58 (4.00%) Mentoring
19 57 (3.93%) Network Management
20 54 (3.72%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 301 (20.74%) Java
2 280 (19.30%) Python
3 184 (12.68%) SQL
4 180 (12.41%) Perl
5 134 (9.24%) Ruby
6 116 (7.99%) PowerShell
7 114 (7.86%) Bash Shell
8 97 (6.69%) JavaScript
9 89 (6.13%) C
10 87 (6.00%) C#
11 85 (5.86%) C++
12 50 (3.45%) Shell Script
13 49 (3.38%) PHP
14 37 (2.55%) VBScript
15 33 (2.27%) VB
16 31 (2.14%) Scala
17 28 (1.93%) Go
18 17 (1.17%) Groovy
18 17 (1.17%) Haskell
19 16 (1.10%) Korn
Qualifications
1 290 (19.99%) Security Cleared
2 215 (14.82%) SC Cleared
3 189 (13.03%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (8.13%) CCNP
5 113 (7.79%) CCNA
6 69 (4.76%) DV Cleared
7 64 (4.41%) Degree
8 49 (3.38%) CISSP
9 44 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
10 35 (2.41%) CCIE
11 31 (2.14%) SANS
12 21 (1.45%) MCSE
13 20 (1.38%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.24%) JNCIA
14 18 (1.24%) MCSA
15 16 (1.10%) GCIH
16 15 (1.03%) GIAC
16 15 (1.03%) SSCP
17 14 (0.96%) MCP
17 14 (0.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 32 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 30 (2.07%) SLA
4 14 (0.96%) QA
5 8 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.34%) MiFID
7 4 (0.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.28%) RMADS
8 2 (0.14%) GMP
8 2 (0.14%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.069%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.069%) HL7
9 1 (0.069%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.069%) MISRA
9 1 (0.069%) PMO
9 1 (0.069%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 299 (20.61%) Active Directory
2 192 (13.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (6.75%) Docker
4 69 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 51 (3.51%) vSphere
6 33 (2.27%) XenApp
7 27 (1.86%) Xen
8 21 (1.45%) vCloud
9 20 (1.38%) Firmware
9 20 (1.38%) NFS
10 18 (1.24%) Samba
11 17 (1.17%) Snort
12 15 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 13 (0.90%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.83%) KVM
14 12 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (0.76%) RACF
16 9 (0.62%) Virtual Servers
17 8 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 227 (15.64%) Puppet
2 142 (9.79%) Ansible
3 123 (8.48%) Opscode Chef
4 87 (6.00%) SCCM
5 70 (4.82%) Nagios
6 63 (4.34%) Kibana
7 48 (3.31%) Salt
8 44 (3.03%) logstash
9 34 (2.34%) Grafana
10 28 (1.93%) HP SiteScope
11 26 (1.79%) Kubernetes
12 23 (1.59%) Cisco Prime
13 21 (1.45%) FortiGate
14 20 (1.38%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 20 (1.38%) SELinux
15 19 (1.31%) Graphite
15 19 (1.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (1.31%) QRadar
16 18 (1.24%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 18 (1.24%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 382 (26.33%) Cisco
2 284 (19.57%) VMware
3 283 (19.50%) Microsoft
4 149 (10.27%) Juniper
5 116 (7.99%) Oracle
6 110 (7.58%) Citrix
7 109 (7.51%) CheckPoint
8 104 (7.17%) Red Hat
9 90 (6.20%) HP
10 80 (5.51%) F5
11 74 (5.10%) IBM
12 54 (3.72%) Google
13 49 (3.38%) Palo Alto
13 49 (3.38%) Splunk
14 48 (3.31%) Apple
15 42 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 37 (2.55%) Intel Security
17 36 (2.48%) Symantec
18 33 (2.27%) Dell
18 33 (2.27%) EMC
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Lorien Resourcing
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Reed Technology
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Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
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London
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Rate: £10 per hour
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Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
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North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
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Southend-On-Sea, Essex
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Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
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London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £550 - £700 per day
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London
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Harvey Nash plc
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London
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London
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Corsham
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