Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 207 202 199
Rank change year-on-year -5 -3 -39
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 512 1,142 1,288
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.27% 1.39% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.60% 10.98% 10.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 315 735 818
Median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £181 £184 £200
90th Percentile £650 £603 £625
UK median daily rate £438 £440 £430
% change year-on-year -0.57% +2.33% +3.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 65 68
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% -41.67%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.83 £10.70
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +17.65% -39.82%

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 5,331 10,400 12,450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.18% 12.66% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,108 6,458 7,701
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £209 £206
90th Percentile £632 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 272 470 673
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.03 £20.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +48.27% +3.85% -4.88%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in England.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in England.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in England

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in England over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 -8 186 £450 -10.00% 52
North of England +33 104 £400 -20.00% 46
South East +31 103 £400 - 30
East of England +31 66 £450 +31.87% 18
Yorkshire +48 53 £325 -35.03% 13
North West +9 45 £425 -5.56% 29
South West +20 26 £350 - 14
Midlands +27 22 £210 -50.00% 31
East Midlands +28 11 £210 -41.67% 12
West Midlands +22 11 £210 -54.59% 19
North East +36 6 £463 +25.42% 4
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 221 (43.16%) Windows
2 200 (39.06%) Linux
3 181 (35.35%) DNS
4 151 (29.49%) Microsoft
5 145 (28.32%) Firewall
6 144 (28.13%) DHCP
7 139 (27.15%) Active Directory
8 128 (25.00%) HTTP
9 118 (23.05%) LAN
10 114 (22.27%) WAN
11 111 (21.68%) Cisco
12 110 (21.48%) VPN
13 107 (20.90%) Python
14 105 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
15 95 (18.55%) Azure
16 94 (18.36%) VMware
17 92 (17.97%) Git (software)
18 91 (17.77%) AWS
19 84 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
20 83 (16.21%) Security Cleared
21 81 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
22 78 (15.23%) Java
23 76 (14.84%) JavaScript
24 75 (14.65%) BGP
25 74 (14.45%) ITIL
25 74 (14.45%) Jenkins
25 74 (14.45%) DevOps
26 72 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
26 72 (14.06%) Ethernet
26 72 (14.06%) Windows Server

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 26 (5.08%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.10%) Apache
3 19 (3.71%) Elasticsearch
3 19 (3.71%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.32%) IIS
5 12 (2.34%) Confluence
6 11 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.95%) nginx
7 10 (1.95%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.37%) JBoss
8 7 (1.37%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.17%) Jetty
10 5 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.98%) SharePoint
11 4 (0.78%) Mongrel
11 4 (0.78%) OpenStack
11 4 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 44 (8.59%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (0.98%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.20%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.59%) assyst
2 3 (0.59%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.20%) Line 500
4 1 (0.20%) Maximo
4 1 (0.20%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 95 (18.55%) Azure
2 91 (17.77%) AWS
3 60 (11.72%) Office 365
4 34 (6.64%) GCP
5 25 (4.88%) PaaS
6 18 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
7 16 (3.13%) GitHub
7 16 (3.13%) IaaS
8 14 (2.73%) SaaS
9 13 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (2.34%) Amazon EC2
10 12 (2.34%) Route 53
11 10 (1.95%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.76%) Amazon EKS
12 9 (1.76%) Serverless
13 8 (1.56%) Amazon S3
13 8 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 7 (1.37%) OpenShift
15 5 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
15 5 (0.98%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 181 (35.35%) DNS
2 145 (28.32%) Firewall
3 144 (28.13%) DHCP
4 128 (25.00%) HTTP
5 118 (23.05%) LAN
6 114 (22.27%) WAN
7 110 (21.48%) VPN
8 75 (14.65%) BGP
9 72 (14.06%) Ethernet
10 71 (13.87%) OSPF
11 59 (11.52%) SSL
12 57 (11.13%) Wireshark
13 54 (10.55%) MPLS
13 54 (10.55%) Wireless
14 53 (10.35%) Internet
14 53 (10.35%) IPv6
15 51 (9.96%) Wi-Fi
16 47 (9.18%) IPv4
17 42 (8.20%) Network Security
18 41 (8.01%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (5.47%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.93%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.54%) MongoDB
4 12 (2.34%) Relational Database
5 10 (1.95%) MySQL
6 9 (1.76%) Redis
7 8 (1.56%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.17%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (0.78%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (0.78%) Big Data
11 3 (0.59%) Apache Cassandra
11 3 (0.59%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.59%) DB2
11 3 (0.59%) Power BI
11 3 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
12 2 (0.39%) BigQuery
12 2 (0.39%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
12 2 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 92 (17.97%) Git (software)
2 74 (14.45%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.86%) Visual Studio
4 26 (5.08%) Eclipse
4 26 (5.08%) NetBeans
5 22 (4.30%) CircleCI
6 20 (3.91%) JIRA
7 14 (2.73%) JUnit
8 13 (2.54%) GitLab
9 10 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 10 (1.95%) Subversion
10 9 (1.76%) Gatling
11 8 (1.56%) Cucumber
11 8 (1.56%) Gradle
11 8 (1.56%) Selenium
12 6 (1.17%) Maven
12 6 (1.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.98%) Geb
13 5 (0.98%) Spock
13 5 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 61 (11.91%) Finance
2 29 (5.66%) Public Sector
3 28 (5.47%) Military
4 26 (5.08%) Aerospace
5 24 (4.69%) Telecoms
6 16 (3.13%) Banking
7 11 (2.15%) Front Office
7 11 (2.15%) Legal
8 10 (1.95%) French Language
9 8 (1.56%) German Language
9 8 (1.56%) Law
10 7 (1.37%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.78%) Games
11 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.78%) Retail
12 3 (0.59%) Back Office
12 3 (0.59%) Local Government
12 3 (0.59%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) Marketing
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 93 (18.16%) Network Engineer
2 59 (11.52%) Developer
3 48 (9.38%) Analyst
4 33 (6.45%) DevOps Engineer
5 32 (6.25%) Support Engineer
6 26 (5.08%) C Developer
6 26 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 24 (4.69%) Linux Developer
8 21 (4.10%) Cloud Engineer
9 20 (3.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 16 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (3.13%) IT Support
10 16 (3.13%) Java Developer
11 15 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (2.93%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 15 (2.93%) Desktop Support
11 15 (2.93%) Support Analyst
12 14 (2.73%) Architect
13 13 (2.54%) Administrator
13 13 (2.54%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (8.98%) .NET
2 45 (8.79%) Web Services
3 37 (7.23%) Node.js
4 28 (5.47%) POSIX
5 27 (5.27%) Yocto
6 26 (5.08%) Qt
7 24 (4.69%) ActiveX
7 24 (4.69%) DirectX
7 24 (4.69%) MFC
7 24 (4.69%) OpenGL
8 23 (4.49%) 802.1X
9 20 (3.91%) Middleware
10 19 (3.71%) LDAP
10 19 (3.71%) REST
11 16 (3.13%) Spring
12 15 (2.93%) SOAP
13 12 (2.34%) AngularJS
13 12 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
13 12 (2.34%) JSON
14 11 (2.15%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.33%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (8.20%) Data Centre
3 31 (6.05%) Device Driver
4 21 (4.10%) Clustering
5 18 (3.52%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 13 (2.54%) Cyberthreat
8 12 (2.34%) PKI
9 9 (1.76%) Security Operations Centre
10 8 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.56%) Fibre Optics
10 8 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.37%) Tandem
12 6 (1.17%) IPTV
12 6 (1.17%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.17%) Replication
12 6 (1.17%) Social Media
12 6 (1.17%) User Experience
13 5 (0.98%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 221 (43.16%) Windows
2 200 (39.06%) Linux
3 72 (14.06%) Windows Server
4 55 (10.74%) Windows 10
5 45 (8.79%) Unix
6 39 (7.62%) Windows 7
7 29 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (4.10%) Windows Server 2016
9 20 (3.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (2.54%) Android
13 11 (2.15%) Mac OS
13 11 (2.15%) Windows Server 2019
14 10 (1.95%) Solaris
15 9 (1.76%) VMS
16 8 (1.56%) Apple iOS
17 7 (1.37%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.37%) Windows XP
18 6 (1.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (20.51%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (16.41%) Problem-Solving
3 74 (14.45%) DevOps
3 74 (14.45%) ITIL
4 72 (14.06%) Continuous Integration
5 51 (9.96%) Configuration Management
6 49 (9.57%) Open Source
6 49 (9.57%) Scrum
6 49 (9.57%) Software Engineering
7 39 (7.62%) Load Balancing
8 37 (7.23%) Test Automation
9 36 (7.03%) Continuous Delivery
10 35 (6.84%) Migration
11 31 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (5.66%) High Availability
12 29 (5.66%) Mathematics
12 29 (5.66%) Task Automation
13 28 (5.47%) Microservices
14 27 (5.27%) Change Management
14 27 (5.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 107 (20.90%) Python
2 78 (15.23%) Java
3 76 (14.84%) JavaScript
4 52 (10.16%) C
5 47 (9.18%) PowerShell
6 46 (8.98%) SQL
7 41 (8.01%) C#
8 36 (7.03%) Perl
9 35 (6.84%) C++
10 33 (6.45%) Bash Shell
11 24 (4.69%) GLSL
11 24 (4.69%) HLSL
12 15 (2.93%) Ruby
13 14 (2.73%) Go
14 13 (2.54%) Embedded C
15 10 (1.95%) TypeScript
16 9 (1.76%) Java 8
16 9 (1.76%) Shell Script
17 8 (1.56%) PHP
18 7 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 83 (16.21%) Security Cleared
2 81 (15.82%) Cisco Certification
3 65 (12.70%) SC Cleared
4 63 (12.30%) CCNP
5 58 (11.33%) CCNA
6 48 (9.38%) Degree
7 23 (4.49%) BPSS Clearance
8 18 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (3.32%) BC Cleared
9 17 (3.32%) JNCIP
10 16 (3.13%) CISSP
10 16 (3.13%) JNCIA
11 15 (2.93%) JNCIS
12 14 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (2.34%) CCDP
13 12 (2.34%) DV Cleared
14 10 (1.95%) CCIE
14 10 (1.95%) CCIP
15 8 (1.56%) MCSE
16 7 (1.37%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.93%) SLA
2 12 (2.34%) QA
3 9 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 7 (1.37%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.98%) GDPR
5 5 (0.98%) NIST
6 3 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.59%) WCAG
7 1 (0.20%) COBIT
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 17025
7 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.20%) MiFID
7 1 (0.20%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (27.15%) Active Directory
2 71 (13.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (8.20%) Docker
4 34 (6.64%) Hyper-V
5 19 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (3.13%) XenApp
8 14 (2.73%) vSphere
9 7 (1.37%) XenDesktop
10 6 (1.17%) NFS
11 5 (0.98%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.98%) VMware NSX
12 4 (0.78%) Firmware
12 4 (0.78%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.78%) Xen
13 3 (0.59%) vCloud
13 3 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.39%) HDFS
14 2 (0.39%) Varnish
14 2 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 59 (11.52%) Ansible
2 56 (10.94%) Terraform
3 55 (10.74%) Puppet
4 49 (9.57%) Kubernetes
5 47 (9.18%) Opscode Chef
6 29 (5.66%) SCCM
7 25 (4.88%) Salt
8 15 (2.93%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (2.54%) FortiGate
10 12 (2.34%) Failover Clustering
11 11 (2.15%) Prometheus
12 9 (1.76%) SCOM
12 9 (1.76%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
13 8 (1.56%) Nagios
13 8 (1.56%) ZABBIX
14 7 (1.37%) Cacti
14 7 (1.37%) Kibana
14 7 (1.37%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (1.37%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 151 (29.49%) Microsoft
2 111 (21.68%) Cisco
3 94 (18.36%) VMware
4 51 (9.96%) Juniper
5 44 (8.59%) Citrix
6 39 (7.62%) Google
7 27 (5.27%) F5
8 26 (5.08%) Oracle
9 23 (4.49%) Dell
10 22 (4.30%) Palo Alto
11 20 (3.91%) HP
12 19 (3.71%) SolarWinds
13 18 (3.52%) Red Hat
14 16 (3.13%) CheckPoint
15 14 (2.73%) Splunk
16 13 (2.54%) ServiceNow
17 10 (1.95%) Fortinet
18 9 (1.76%) Aruba
19 8 (1.56%) NetApp
19 8 (1.56%) Symantec