Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 2021 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
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 188 197
Rank change year-on-year -45 +9 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 463 744 1,293
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.11% 1.38% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 10.29% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 474 855
10th Percentile £185 £180 £180
25th Percentile £311 £281 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% - -
75th Percentile £538 £550 £550
90th Percentile £600 £675 £603
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £440
% change year-on-year -5.56% +2.27% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 71 68
10th Percentile £16.18 £14.00 £14.75
25th Percentile £19.00 £16.23 £16.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year +31.58% -12.64% +27.94%
75th Percentile £54.63 £48.13 £47.13
90th Percentile £63.23 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +26.32% -10.59% +40.59%

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 4,755 7,233 11,157
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.41% 13.43% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,064 4,501 7,062
10th Percentile £213 £180 £205
25th Percentile £332 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £435 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
75th Percentile £525 £525 £538
90th Percentile £618 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £445 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 403 478
10th Percentile £12.96 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.85 £15.24 £14.03
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -4.99%
75th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £40.56
90th Percentile £57.50 £51.65 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +26.19% +16.67% -3.74%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021. 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 -28 194 £460 +2.22% 93
South East +36 109 £410 -0.61% 69
North of England -3 64 £350 -28.21% 69
Yorkshire +4 35 £335 -18.79% 28
Midlands +14 31 £325 -7.14% 37
North West +3 25 £385 -21.03% 32
East of England -18 23 £425 -5.56% 30
South West +29 21 £300 -7.69% 21
West Midlands +28 21 £290 -10.77% 29
East Midlands +7 9 £375 -11.76% 8
North East +24 4 £405 -40.00% 9
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 165 (35.64%) Windows
2 163 (35.21%) Linux
3 156 (33.69%) Firewall
4 141 (30.45%) Microsoft
5 137 (29.59%) DNS
6 104 (22.46%) Cisco
7 101 (21.81%) WAN
8 93 (20.09%) LAN
8 93 (20.09%) Active Directory
9 92 (19.87%) DHCP
9 92 (19.87%) VMware
9 92 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
9 92 (19.87%) Security Cleared
10 91 (19.65%) VPN
11 81 (17.49%) Finance
12 78 (16.85%) Azure
13 74 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
14 68 (14.69%) Python
15 64 (13.82%) Windows Server
16 61 (13.17%) HTTP
16 61 (13.17%) Ansible
17 60 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
17 60 (12.96%) SC Cleared
18 58 (12.53%) DevOps
19 57 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
20 55 (11.88%) PowerShell
21 53 (11.45%) CCNP
22 52 (11.23%) SSL
22 52 (11.23%) AWS
23 51 (11.02%) F5

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 (5.62%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.75%) Apache
2 22 (4.75%) IIS
3 21 (4.54%) Confluence
4 14 (3.02%) MS Exchange
5 11 (2.38%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.16%) Elasticsearch
7 9 (1.94%) nginx
8 8 (1.73%) CICS
9 7 (1.51%) OpenStack
9 7 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (0.86%) Jetty
10 4 (0.86%) Mailman
10 4 (0.86%) Mongrel
10 4 (0.86%) Skype for Business
11 3 (0.65%) Drupal
11 3 (0.65%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 3 (0.65%) JBoss
11 3 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 57 (12.31%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (5.62%) MS Visio
3 25 (5.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) assyst
2 1 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.22%) Maximo
2 1 (0.22%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 78 (16.85%) Azure
2 52 (11.23%) AWS
3 50 (10.80%) Microsoft 365
4 18 (3.89%) PaaS
5 17 (3.67%) GCP
6 15 (3.24%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (2.59%) SaaS
8 11 (2.38%) GitHub
9 10 (2.16%) IaaS
10 8 (1.73%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.51%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 7 (1.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
13 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
13 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
13 4 (0.86%) Google App Engine
14 2 (0.43%) IBM Cloud
14 2 (0.43%) Mimecast
14 2 (0.43%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 156 (33.69%) Firewall
2 137 (29.59%) DNS
3 101 (21.81%) WAN
4 93 (20.09%) LAN
5 92 (19.87%) DHCP
6 91 (19.65%) VPN
7 61 (13.17%) HTTP
8 52 (11.23%) SSL
9 47 (10.15%) VLAN
10 46 (9.94%) Internet
11 45 (9.72%) SMTP
12 43 (9.29%) Network Security
13 41 (8.86%) SNMP
13 41 (8.86%) Wireless
14 40 (8.64%) BGP
15 38 (8.21%) FTP
15 38 (8.21%) OSPF
16 35 (7.56%) IPsec
17 34 (7.34%) MPLS
18 32 (6.91%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (6.05%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.32%) Relational Database
3 15 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 13 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.94%) MySQL
6 8 (1.73%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.51%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.30%) MongoDB
8 6 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (0.86%) Hazelcast
9 4 (0.86%) Redis
10 3 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.43%) DB2
11 2 (0.43%) Electronic Patient Records
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
12 1 (0.22%) InfluxDB
Development Applications
1 50 (10.80%) JIRA
2 43 (9.29%) Git (software)
3 32 (6.91%) Jenkins
4 13 (2.81%) Subversion
5 11 (2.38%) Visual Studio
6 10 (2.16%) Eclipse
6 10 (2.16%) NetBeans
6 10 (2.16%) Selenium
7 8 (1.73%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.51%) Gatling
9 5 (1.08%) Redmine
10 4 (0.86%) GitLab
10 4 (0.86%) JMeter
10 4 (0.86%) JUnit
10 4 (0.86%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (0.86%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.86%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.65%) GDB
11 3 (0.65%) Serena SBM
11 3 (0.65%) Zephyr
General
1 81 (17.49%) Finance
2 44 (9.50%) Banking
3 42 (9.07%) Telecoms
4 15 (3.24%) Law
5 13 (2.81%) Public Sector
6 12 (2.59%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.16%) Military
8 9 (1.94%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.94%) Retail
9 7 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 5 (1.08%) Front Office
10 5 (1.08%) Legal
11 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) Electronics
12 2 (0.43%) International Banking
13 1 (0.22%) Automotive
13 1 (0.22%) Billing
13 1 (0.22%) Marketing
13 1 (0.22%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 77 (16.63%) Network Engineer
2 40 (8.64%) Architect
3 34 (7.34%) Analyst
4 32 (6.91%) Support Engineer
5 27 (5.83%) Developer
6 25 (5.40%) Consultant
7 18 (3.89%) Security Engineer
8 17 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (3.02%) Software Engineer
10 13 (2.81%) Administrator
10 13 (2.81%) Network Programmer
10 13 (2.81%) Programmer
10 13 (2.81%) Systems Programmer
11 12 (2.59%) DevOps Engineer
11 12 (2.59%) Windows Engineer
12 11 (2.38%) IT Support
12 11 (2.38%) Java Developer
13 10 (2.16%) Support Analyst
13 10 (2.16%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (2.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (7.78%) Web Services
2 27 (5.83%) 802.1X
3 25 (5.40%) XML
4 23 (4.97%) REST
5 17 (3.67%) .NET
6 16 (3.46%) JSON
6 16 (3.46%) Node.js
7 13 (2.81%) Qt
8 11 (2.38%) FIX Protocol
8 11 (2.38%) LDAP
8 11 (2.38%) RESTful
9 10 (2.16%) Kafka
10 9 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
10 9 (1.94%) HTML
10 9 (1.94%) SOAP
11 7 (1.51%) DirectX
11 7 (1.51%) MFC
11 7 (1.51%) OpenGL
11 7 (1.51%) SAML
11 7 (1.51%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 36 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (6.26%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.75%) Mainframe
4 21 (4.54%) Clustering
5 17 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 14 (3.02%) Replication
7 11 (2.38%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.38%) User Experience
8 10 (2.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 10 (2.16%) Public Cloud
9 9 (1.94%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.51%) Derivative
10 7 (1.51%) Fibre Optics
10 7 (1.51%) Mobile App
11 6 (1.30%) Algorithms
11 6 (1.30%) Cyber Defence
11 6 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.30%) Equities
11 6 (1.30%) PKI
11 6 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 165 (35.64%) Windows
2 163 (35.21%) Linux
3 64 (13.82%) Windows Server
4 41 (8.86%) Unix
5 39 (8.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (8.21%) Windows 10
7 24 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (3.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (3.46%) Windows 7
10 13 (2.81%) Android
11 12 (2.59%) Windows Server 2016
11 12 (2.59%) zOS
12 10 (2.16%) CentOS
13 9 (1.94%) Apple iOS
13 9 (1.94%) Windows Server 2019
14 8 (1.73%) MVS
14 8 (1.73%) SUSE
15 7 (1.51%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (1.30%) Ubuntu
17 5 (1.08%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.87%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (12.53%) DevOps
3 47 (10.15%) Scrum
3 47 (10.15%) Software Engineering
4 45 (9.72%) ITIL
5 43 (9.29%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (8.21%) Load Balancing
7 34 (7.34%) Cybersecurity
8 33 (7.13%) Change Management
8 33 (7.13%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (6.26%) Configuration Management
9 29 (6.26%) Kalman Filter
10 27 (5.83%) Web Filtering
11 24 (5.18%) Test Automation
12 23 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (4.97%) Migration
13 22 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 22 (4.75%) Network Management
14 21 (4.54%) Open Source
15 19 (4.10%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (14.69%) Python
2 55 (11.88%) PowerShell
3 46 (9.94%) Java
4 42 (9.07%) SQL
5 38 (8.21%) C++
6 25 (5.40%) C#
7 24 (5.18%) Perl
8 22 (4.75%) JavaScript
9 17 (3.67%) C
10 13 (2.81%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.59%) Shell Script
12 11 (2.38%) Ruby
13 7 (1.51%) GLSL
13 7 (1.51%) HLSL
14 6 (1.30%) Groovy
14 6 (1.30%) Haskell
14 6 (1.30%) Java 8
14 6 (1.30%) PL/SQL
14 6 (1.30%) Scala
15 5 (1.08%) JCL
Qualifications
1 92 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 74 (15.98%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 53 (11.45%) CCNP
5 45 (9.72%) Degree
6 43 (9.29%) CCNA
7 24 (5.18%) DV Cleared
8 23 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (3.02%) CCIE
10 13 (2.81%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.51%) A+ Certification
11 7 (1.51%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.30%) CISSP
13 5 (1.08%) CCDP
13 5 (1.08%) MCSE
14 4 (0.86%) BC Cleared
14 4 (0.86%) CCDA
14 4 (0.86%) CCSE
14 4 (0.86%) HND
14 4 (0.86%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.67%) QA
2 16 (3.46%) SLA
3 7 (1.51%) GDPR
4 6 (1.30%) NIST
4 6 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.65%) NCSC
6 3 (0.65%) WCAG
7 2 (0.43%) MiFID
8 1 (0.22%) GRC
8 1 (0.22%) HAZOP
8 1 (0.22%) HL7
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 93 (20.09%) Active Directory
2 60 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.05%) Docker
4 23 (4.97%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (2.59%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 10 (2.16%) NFS
7 9 (1.94%) ProxySG
7 9 (1.94%) vSphere
8 8 (1.73%) VMware NSX
8 8 (1.73%) XenApp
9 6 (1.30%) Firmware
10 4 (0.86%) Snort
10 4 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
10 4 (0.86%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 4 (0.86%) Veritas File System
10 4 (0.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (0.86%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (0.86%) Xen
10 4 (0.86%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 61 (13.17%) Ansible
2 25 (5.40%) Kubernetes
2 25 (5.40%) Puppet
3 22 (4.75%) SCCM
4 19 (4.10%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.89%) Red Hat Satellite
6 16 (3.46%) Terraform
7 13 (2.81%) FortiGate
8 11 (2.38%) Cisco Prime
8 11 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.94%) Microsoft Intune
10 8 (1.73%) HP NNM
10 8 (1.73%) Tivoli NetView
11 7 (1.51%) SCOM
12 6 (1.30%) AirWatch
12 6 (1.30%) Grafana
12 6 (1.30%) Kibana
12 6 (1.30%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (1.30%) SolarWinds Orion
12 6 (1.30%) WSUS
Vendors
1 141 (30.45%) Microsoft
2 104 (22.46%) Cisco
3 92 (19.87%) VMware
4 51 (11.02%) F5
5 43 (9.29%) Red Hat
6 34 (7.34%) Fortinet
7 33 (7.13%) IBM
8 31 (6.70%) CheckPoint
8 31 (6.70%) Juniper
8 31 (6.70%) Oracle
9 28 (6.05%) Palo Alto
10 27 (5.83%) Blue Coat
11 24 (5.18%) Citrix
12 21 (4.54%) HP
13 20 (4.32%) Dell
14 17 (3.67%) Google
14 17 (3.67%) SolarWinds
14 17 (3.67%) Symantec
15 15 (3.24%) Arista
16 13 (2.81%) ServiceNow