Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 188 164 150
Rank change year-on-year -24 -14 -22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,398 1,484 1,764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.48% 1.63% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 11.79% 11.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 817 987 1,136
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £188
90th Percentile £600 £610 £575
UK median daily rate £400 £410 £393
% change year-on-year -2.44% +4.46% +6.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 120 86
England median hourly rate £20.75 £23.14 £30.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.33% -24.75% +77.44%
10th Percentile £13.75 £11.85 £10.63
90th Percentile £46.88 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.82 £33.50
% change year-on-year -16.74% -31.88% +93.31%

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 12,511 12,583 15,123
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.27% 13.79% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,583 7,738 9,313
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £223
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 614 656 739
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - -20.83% +20.00%

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -39 578 £450 - 206
South East -26 297 £400 - 109
North of England +13 190 £375 +3.45% 94
Midlands -12 143 £366 +14.38% 68
East of England +22 142 £438 -12.50% 79
North West +22 97 £350 -3.45% 55
Yorkshire +38 85 £394 -14.92% 32
West Midlands -6 72 £400 -5.88% 47
East Midlands -2 71 £350 +13.82% 21
South West -43 48 £400 +14.29% 53
North East -35 8 £388 +11.67% 7
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 617 (44.13%) Windows
2 532 (38.05%) Linux
3 529 (37.84%) DNS
4 473 (33.83%) Firewall
5 402 (28.76%) Microsoft
6 351 (25.11%) Active Directory
7 340 (24.32%) HTTP
8 331 (23.68%) Cisco
9 311 (22.25%) LAN
10 309 (22.10%) WAN
11 296 (21.17%) DHCP
12 286 (20.46%) SSL
13 277 (19.81%) VPN
14 264 (18.88%) VMware
15 256 (18.31%) Java
16 254 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
16 254 (18.17%) DevOps
17 241 (17.24%) Unix
18 235 (16.81%) Windows Server
19 233 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
20 229 (16.38%) Git (software)
21 217 (15.52%) Puppet
22 216 (15.45%) Jenkins
23 210 (15.02%) ITIL
24 203 (14.52%) Python
25 192 (13.73%) Docker
26 189 (13.52%) Configuration Management
27 188 (13.45%) Finance
28 186 (13.30%) SQL
29 179 (12.80%) Security 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
1 124 (8.87%) Apache
2 97 (6.94%) MS Exchange
3 90 (6.44%) nginx
4 79 (5.65%) Tomcat
5 61 (4.36%) IIS
6 40 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 39 (2.79%) JBoss
8 38 (2.72%) Apache Spark
8 38 (2.72%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.65%) WebSphere
10 34 (2.43%) SharePoint
11 31 (2.22%) Skype for Business
12 28 (2.00%) Confluence
13 27 (1.93%) OpenStack
13 27 (1.93%) WebLogic
14 16 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2013
14 16 (1.14%) Jetty
14 16 (1.14%) Mongrel
15 12 (0.86%) Site Server
16 11 (0.79%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 121 (8.66%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.43%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.29%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.21%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.14%) RMDS
5 1 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.072%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.072%) Eikon
5 1 (0.072%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.072%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.072%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.072%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 233 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 160 (11.44%) Office 365
3 143 (10.23%) Microsoft Azure
4 59 (4.22%) Amazon EC2
5 50 (3.58%) GitHub
6 44 (3.15%) Google Analytics
7 42 (3.00%) SaaS
8 40 (2.86%) Serverless
9 39 (2.79%) Google Cloud Platform
10 37 (2.65%) PaaS
11 35 (2.50%) Amazon S3
11 35 (2.50%) Heroku
11 35 (2.50%) IaaS
12 32 (2.29%) AWS CloudFormation
13 31 (2.22%) Route 53
14 28 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
14 28 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 25 (1.79%) AWS Lambda
16 17 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 16 (1.14%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 529 (37.84%) DNS
2 473 (33.83%) Firewall
3 340 (24.32%) HTTP
4 311 (22.25%) LAN
5 309 (22.10%) WAN
6 296 (21.17%) DHCP
7 286 (20.46%) SSL
8 277 (19.81%) VPN
9 147 (10.52%) Wireless
10 141 (10.09%) Internet
11 130 (9.30%) BGP
12 129 (9.23%) OSPF
13 114 (8.15%) FTP
14 113 (8.08%) MPLS
15 102 (7.30%) IPsec
16 98 (7.01%) SAN
17 87 (6.22%) VLAN
18 86 (6.15%) Network Security
19 84 (6.01%) Ethernet
20 80 (5.72%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 133 (9.51%) MongoDB
2 108 (7.73%) NoSQL
3 90 (6.44%) MySQL
4 83 (5.94%) SQL Server
5 67 (4.79%) PostgreSQL
6 58 (4.15%) Relational Database
7 45 (3.22%) Apache Cassandra
7 45 (3.22%) Big Data
8 40 (2.86%) Hadoop
9 31 (2.22%) Amazon RDS
10 25 (1.79%) RDBMS
11 21 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (1.50%) Redis
12 19 (1.36%) Apache Hive
13 16 (1.14%) Flink
14 15 (1.07%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.00%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
17 5 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
17 5 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 229 (16.38%) Git (software)
2 216 (15.45%) Jenkins
3 61 (4.36%) Selenium
4 59 (4.22%) gulp
4 59 (4.22%) JUnit
5 55 (3.93%) Cucumber
5 55 (3.93%) Gatling
6 49 (3.51%) Ant
6 49 (3.51%) IntelliJ
7 44 (3.15%) Eclipse
7 44 (3.15%) Gradle
8 42 (3.00%) GitLab
8 42 (3.00%) Subversion
9 41 (2.93%) Visual Studio
10 40 (2.86%) JIRA
11 33 (2.36%) Grunt
11 33 (2.36%) Karma Test Runner
11 33 (2.36%) Sublime Text
12 32 (2.29%) Travis CI
13 30 (2.15%) Mockito
General
1 188 (13.45%) Finance
2 80 (5.72%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.50%) Banking
4 33 (2.36%) Law
5 30 (2.15%) Retail
6 28 (2.00%) Legal
7 27 (1.93%) Aerospace
8 23 (1.65%) Military
9 12 (0.86%) Marketing
10 11 (0.79%) Spanish Language
11 10 (0.72%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.72%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.64%) Electronics
13 7 (0.50%) Advertising
13 7 (0.50%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.50%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.43%) Back Office
14 6 (0.43%) Front Office
14 6 (0.43%) German Language
15 4 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 202 (14.45%) Developer
2 171 (12.23%) Analyst
3 150 (10.73%) Network Engineer
4 135 (9.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 112 (8.01%) Support Engineer
6 106 (7.58%) Architect
7 84 (6.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 73 (5.22%) Java Developer
9 63 (4.51%) Support Analyst
10 54 (3.86%) IT Support
11 53 (3.79%) 2nd Line Support
12 52 (3.72%) Desktop Support
13 48 (3.43%) Consultant
14 44 (3.15%) Security Engineer
15 39 (2.79%) Administrator
16 37 (2.65%) AWS DevOps
16 37 (2.65%) Service Analyst
16 37 (2.65%) Software Engineer
17 36 (2.58%) Service Desk Analyst
18 35 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (8.37%) Web Services
2 101 (7.22%) REST
3 94 (6.72%) Node.js
3 94 (6.72%) Spring
4 88 (6.29%) CSS
5 80 (5.72%) .NET
5 80 (5.72%) SOAP
6 75 (5.36%) XML
7 71 (5.08%) HTML
8 69 (4.94%) AngularJS
9 63 (4.51%) Servlets
10 56 (4.01%) Guice
11 55 (3.93%) JSON
12 54 (3.86%) HTML5
13 46 (3.29%) J2EE
14 45 (3.22%) Gherkin
14 45 (3.22%) Middleware
15 43 (3.08%) Dropwizard
16 41 (2.93%) jQuery
16 41 (2.93%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.23%) Data Centre
2 76 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (4.43%) Self-Motivation
4 50 (3.58%) Public Cloud
5 49 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 45 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 44 (3.15%) PKI
8 33 (2.36%) Clustering
9 30 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
9 30 (2.15%) Replication
10 24 (1.72%) iPhone
11 23 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
12 20 (1.43%) iPad
13 18 (1.29%) Blackberry
14 17 (1.22%) Smartphone
15 16 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
16 15 (1.07%) User Experience
17 14 (1.00%) Private Cloud
18 13 (0.93%) Data Structures
18 13 (0.93%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 617 (44.13%) Windows
2 532 (38.05%) Linux
3 241 (17.24%) Unix
4 235 (16.81%) Windows Server
5 113 (8.08%) Windows 7
6 94 (6.72%) Windows 10
7 68 (4.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (4.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 67 (4.79%) Ubuntu
9 64 (4.58%) Solaris
10 63 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 46 (3.29%) Mac OS X
12 39 (2.79%) Apple iOS
13 37 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (1.93%) Android
15 22 (1.57%) CentOS
16 18 (1.29%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 17 (1.22%) SUSE
18 16 (1.14%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 254 (18.17%) Agile Software Development
1 254 (18.17%) DevOps
2 210 (15.02%) ITIL
3 189 (13.52%) Configuration Management
4 178 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
5 162 (11.59%) Open Source
6 148 (10.59%) Test Automation
7 129 (9.23%) Problem-Solving
8 123 (8.80%) Microservices
9 116 (8.30%) Software Engineering
10 108 (7.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 93 (6.65%) Scrum
12 90 (6.44%) Load Balancing
13 83 (5.94%) TDD
14 76 (5.44%) Migration
15 72 (5.15%) Change Management
16 70 (5.01%) Analytics
17 65 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
18 52 (3.72%) Incident Management
19 51 (3.65%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 256 (18.31%) Java
2 203 (14.52%) Python
3 186 (13.30%) SQL
4 155 (11.09%) Perl
5 141 (10.09%) JavaScript
6 127 (9.08%) Ruby
7 118 (8.44%) C#
8 116 (8.30%) Bash Shell
9 85 (6.08%) PowerShell
10 68 (4.86%) Groovy
11 63 (4.51%) C++
12 54 (3.86%) Java 8
13 51 (3.65%) C
14 48 (3.43%) Scala
15 46 (3.29%) Haskell
16 43 (3.08%) Shell Script
17 32 (2.29%) ES6
17 32 (2.29%) PHP
18 26 (1.86%) TypeScript
19 19 (1.36%) Go
Qualifications
1 179 (12.80%) Security Cleared
2 171 (12.23%) Cisco Certification
3 134 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 107 (7.65%) CCNP
5 106 (7.58%) CCNA
6 89 (6.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 73 (5.22%) Degree
8 54 (3.86%) MCSE
9 37 (2.65%) DV Cleared
10 35 (2.50%) MCSA
11 25 (1.79%) CCIE
12 22 (1.57%) MCP
13 18 (1.29%) MCITP
14 17 (1.22%) CCSE
15 16 (1.14%) CISSP
16 14 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
17 13 (0.93%) JNCIA
17 13 (0.93%) JNCIS
18 12 (0.86%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.58%) SLA
2 22 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.07%) QA
4 8 (0.57%) GDPR
4 8 (0.57%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.43%) PMO
6 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.21%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 2 (0.14%) DO-178B
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.14%) MISRA
9 1 (0.072%) COBIT
9 1 (0.072%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.072%) HL7
9 1 (0.072%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 351 (25.11%) Active Directory
2 192 (13.73%) Docker
3 179 (12.80%) VMware Infrastructure
4 77 (5.51%) Hyper-V
5 61 (4.36%) vSphere
6 49 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
7 34 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
8 32 (2.29%) XenApp
9 25 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
10 24 (1.72%) Xen
11 23 (1.65%) NFS
12 13 (0.93%) KVM
13 12 (0.86%) Firmware
13 12 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 11 (0.79%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.79%) XenServer
15 10 (0.72%) XenDesktop
16 9 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
17 8 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 217 (15.52%) Puppet
2 150 (10.73%) Ansible
3 106 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 106 (7.58%) SCCM
4 95 (6.80%) Kubernetes
5 73 (5.22%) Terraform
6 59 (4.22%) Kibana
7 57 (4.08%) Grafana
8 29 (2.07%) Docker Swarm
9 27 (1.93%) McAfee ePO
10 26 (1.86%) SCOM
11 23 (1.65%) Nagios
12 20 (1.43%) Salt
13 19 (1.36%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.36%) Prometheus
14 17 (1.22%) logstash
15 16 (1.14%) Microsoft Intune
15 16 (1.14%) Single Sign-On
16 15 (1.07%) CFEngine
16 15 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 402 (28.76%) Microsoft
2 331 (23.68%) Cisco
3 264 (18.88%) VMware
4 113 (8.08%) Citrix
5 112 (8.01%) Oracle
6 103 (7.37%) Google
7 99 (7.08%) Juniper
8 98 (7.01%) CheckPoint
9 85 (6.08%) F5
10 69 (4.94%) Red Hat
11 64 (4.58%) HP
12 55 (3.93%) Palo Alto
12 55 (3.93%) SolarWinds
13 46 (3.29%) McAfee
14 45 (3.22%) Apple
15 43 (3.08%) IBM
16 41 (2.93%) NetApp
17 36 (2.58%) SAP
18 34 (2.43%) Adobe
18 34 (2.43%) Dell