Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 197 190 153
Rank change year-on-year -7 -37 -15
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,203 1,339 1,447
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.44% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 10.74% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 835 918
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £192 £180 £165
90th Percentile £600 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +3.53% +3.66% +4.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 66 126
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.54% -42.50% +66.67%
10th Percentile £14.90 £10.58 £11.65
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £49.13
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +23.53% -38.18% +41.03%

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 10,483 12,469 11,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.59% 13.42% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,515 7,745 7,237
England median daily rate £433 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £206 £205 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £413
% change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 676 663
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.76 £19.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.21% -0.70% -20.40%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £19.87 £19.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -7.32% -18.00%

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 19 May 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 19 May 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 19 May 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 -10 530 £500 +5.26% 48
South East +4 244 £400 -5.88% 29
North of England +60 194 £500 +25.00% 17
North West +47 112 £500 +25.00% 11
East of England +3 92 £341 -5.86% 23
Midlands -24 83 £420 +46.09% 11
Yorkshire +43 74 £500 +25.00% 5
South West -22 58 £350 +16.67% 13
West Midlands +3 54 £488 +76.95% 9
East Midlands -26 29 £360 +24.68% 2
North East +5 8 £369 -41.00% 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 510 (42.39%) Windows
2 505 (41.98%) Linux
3 475 (39.48%) DNS
4 362 (30.09%) Firewall
5 343 (28.51%) Microsoft
6 318 (26.43%) DHCP
7 316 (26.27%) HTTP
8 306 (25.44%) Java
9 302 (25.10%) WAN
10 298 (24.77%) LAN
11 288 (23.94%) Active Directory
12 285 (23.69%) DevOps
13 280 (23.28%) VPN
14 269 (22.36%) SSL
15 265 (22.03%) Cisco
16 252 (20.95%) Configuration Management
17 220 (18.29%) VMware
18 207 (17.21%) Puppet
19 205 (17.04%) Open Source
19 205 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
20 204 (16.96%) Jenkins
21 203 (16.87%) Security Cleared
22 196 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
22 196 (16.29%) ITIL
23 193 (16.04%) IPsec
24 187 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
25 179 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
26 178 (14.80%) Cisco Certification
27 170 (14.13%) Git (software)
28 168 (13.97%) Python

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
1 127 (10.56%) Apache
2 94 (7.81%) Tomcat
3 85 (7.07%) nginx
4 84 (6.98%) MS Exchange
5 82 (6.82%) IIS
6 58 (4.82%) WebSphere
7 52 (4.32%) Jetty
8 46 (3.82%) Mongrel
9 44 (3.66%) SharePoint
10 33 (2.74%) WebLogic
11 32 (2.66%) JBoss
12 26 (2.16%) Skype for Business
13 23 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
14 20 (1.66%) Apache Spark
15 16 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (1.08%) Confluence
16 13 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
17 12 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
18 7 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 6 (0.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 142 (11.80%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (0.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.083%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.083%) BASE24
3 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.083%) RMDS
3 1 (0.083%) SAP GTS
Cloud Services
1 196 (16.29%) Amazon AWS
2 179 (14.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 166 (13.80%) Office 365
4 71 (5.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 67 (5.57%) Amazon EC2
6 47 (3.91%) Google App Engine
7 35 (2.91%) Azure Active Directory
8 33 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
8 33 (2.74%) GitHub
9 30 (2.49%) IaaS
10 28 (2.33%) SaaS
11 23 (1.91%) Google Analytics
12 22 (1.83%) PaaS
12 22 (1.83%) Serverless
13 20 (1.66%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 19 (1.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 18 (1.50%) AWS CloudFormation
15 18 (1.50%) Route 53
16 17 (1.41%) Amazon S3
17 14 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 475 (39.48%) DNS
2 362 (30.09%) Firewall
3 318 (26.43%) DHCP
4 316 (26.27%) HTTP
5 302 (25.10%) WAN
6 298 (24.77%) LAN
7 280 (23.28%) VPN
8 269 (22.36%) SSL
9 193 (16.04%) IPsec
10 166 (13.80%) FTP
11 134 (11.14%) BGP
12 131 (10.89%) Internet
12 131 (10.89%) OSPF
13 125 (10.39%) VoIP
14 114 (9.48%) Wireless
15 94 (7.81%) VLAN
16 92 (7.65%) Network Security
17 89 (7.40%) Ethernet
17 89 (7.40%) MPLS
18 86 (7.15%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (9.64%) MongoDB
2 111 (9.23%) NoSQL
3 94 (7.81%) Relational Database
4 83 (6.90%) MySQL
5 77 (6.40%) SQL Server
6 63 (5.24%) RDBMS
7 40 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.91%) Big Data
9 22 (1.83%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.66%) Amazon RDS
12 15 (1.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 11 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
14 7 (0.58%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.42%) Apache Hive
15 5 (0.42%) DB2
16 4 (0.33%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.33%) Easytrieve
16 4 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
17 3 (0.25%) Flink
Development Applications
1 204 (16.96%) Jenkins
2 170 (14.13%) Git (software)
3 103 (8.56%) Travis CI
4 53 (4.41%) Eclipse
5 51 (4.24%) JUnit
6 45 (3.74%) Visual Studio
7 43 (3.57%) gulp
8 37 (3.08%) Gatling
9 35 (2.91%) JIRA
10 31 (2.58%) Selenium
11 30 (2.49%) Gradle
12 29 (2.41%) Ant
12 29 (2.41%) GitLab
13 27 (2.24%) IntelliJ
14 26 (2.16%) NetBeans
15 24 (2.00%) Cucumber
16 23 (1.91%) Sublime Text
17 22 (1.83%) Grunt
17 22 (1.83%) Karma Test Runner
18 19 (1.58%) Mockito
General
1 145 (12.05%) Finance
2 66 (5.49%) Telecoms
3 46 (3.82%) Banking
4 34 (2.83%) Law
5 31 (2.58%) Military
6 28 (2.33%) Aerospace
7 23 (1.91%) Retail
8 17 (1.41%) Legal
9 16 (1.33%) Investment Banking
10 12 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.91%) Electronics
12 8 (0.67%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.58%) Automotive
13 7 (0.58%) Back Office
13 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 7 (0.58%) Marketing
14 5 (0.42%) Advertising
14 5 (0.42%) Billing
14 5 (0.42%) German Language
15 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 177 (14.71%) Network Engineer
2 148 (12.30%) Analyst
3 141 (11.72%) DevOps Engineer
4 132 (10.97%) Developer
5 85 (7.07%) Architect
6 70 (5.82%) Support Engineer
7 66 (5.49%) Desktop Support
8 49 (4.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (3.91%) Java Developer
10 44 (3.66%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (3.49%) Security Engineer
12 41 (3.41%) Administrator
13 40 (3.33%) Service Analyst
14 39 (3.24%) Support Analyst
15 38 (3.16%) Consultant
15 38 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
16 36 (2.99%) Service Desk Analyst
17 31 (2.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 31 (2.58%) IT Support
17 31 (2.58%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 124 (10.31%) .NET
2 118 (9.81%) Web Services
3 85 (7.07%) J2EE
4 80 (6.65%) Node.js
5 73 (6.07%) Servlets
6 72 (5.99%) Spring
7 67 (5.57%) HTML
8 61 (5.07%) CSS
8 61 (5.07%) REST
9 59 (4.90%) HTML5
10 55 (4.57%) SOAP
11 53 (4.41%) XML
12 48 (3.99%) AngularJS
13 38 (3.16%) JSON
13 38 (3.16%) LDAP
14 37 (3.08%) Elastic Stack
14 37 (3.08%) Guice
15 32 (2.66%) 802.1X
16 31 (2.58%) Hibernate
17 29 (2.41%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 116 (9.64%) Data Centre
2 76 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
3 46 (3.82%) Management Information System
4 38 (3.16%) Public Cloud
5 34 (2.83%) Replication
6 30 (2.49%) Video Conferencing
7 28 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
8 27 (2.24%) Cyberattack
8 27 (2.24%) PKI
9 24 (2.00%) Clustering
10 19 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
11 15 (1.25%) Driving Licence
11 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Licensing
12 14 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.00%) Smartphone
14 11 (0.91%) Security Operations Centre
15 10 (0.83%) Cyberthreat
16 9 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
16 9 (0.75%) Fintech
16 9 (0.75%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 510 (42.39%) Windows
2 505 (41.98%) Linux
3 154 (12.80%) Windows Server
4 150 (12.47%) Unix
5 112 (9.31%) Windows 7
6 110 (9.14%) Windows 10
7 62 (5.15%) Android
8 57 (4.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (4.49%) Windows Server 2008
10 50 (4.16%) Ubuntu
11 42 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 41 (3.41%) Apple iOS
13 21 (1.75%) Windows XP
14 20 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 17 (1.41%) AIX
15 17 (1.41%) Solaris
15 17 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
16 16 (1.33%) Windows 8
17 14 (1.16%) CentOS
17 14 (1.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (23.69%) DevOps
2 252 (20.95%) Configuration Management
3 205 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
3 205 (17.04%) Open Source
4 196 (16.29%) ITIL
5 187 (15.54%) Agile Software Development
6 153 (12.72%) Test Automation
7 131 (10.89%) Microservices
8 124 (10.31%) Problem-Solving
9 89 (7.40%) Software Engineering
10 85 (7.07%) Migration
11 72 (5.99%) SIEM
12 71 (5.90%) Network Monitoring
13 64 (5.32%) Scrum
14 61 (5.07%) Information Security
15 60 (4.99%) Load Balancing
15 60 (4.99%) OO
16 59 (4.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 58 (4.82%) Change Management
18 55 (4.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 306 (25.44%) Java
2 168 (13.97%) Python
3 122 (10.14%) SQL
4 107 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 103 (8.56%) PowerShell
6 97 (8.06%) JavaScript
7 83 (6.90%) C#
8 80 (6.65%) Perl
9 78 (6.48%) Ruby
10 68 (5.65%) C++
11 41 (3.41%) Shell Script
12 38 (3.16%) C
13 30 (2.49%) Groovy
13 30 (2.49%) PHP
13 30 (2.49%) Scala
14 24 (2.00%) ES6
14 24 (2.00%) GLSL
14 24 (2.00%) HLSL
15 23 (1.91%) Java 8
15 23 (1.91%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 203 (16.87%) Security Cleared
2 178 (14.80%) Cisco Certification
3 143 (11.89%) SC Cleared
4 119 (9.89%) CCNP
5 105 (8.73%) CCNA
6 103 (8.56%) Degree
7 84 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
8 51 (4.24%) MCSE
9 44 (3.66%) DV Cleared
10 41 (3.41%) CCIE
11 35 (2.91%) BPSS Clearance
12 26 (2.16%) CISSP
12 26 (2.16%) MCP
13 25 (2.08%) CCDP
13 25 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
13 25 (2.08%) MCSA
14 19 (1.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 18 (1.50%) SANS
16 17 (1.41%) MCDST
17 16 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (3.24%) SLA
2 26 (2.16%) QA
3 20 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.00%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.42%) GDPR
8 4 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 3 (0.25%) PMO
10 2 (0.17%) HL7
10 2 (0.17%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 14001
10 2 (0.17%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.17%) MISRA
10 2 (0.17%) MISRA C
System Software
1 288 (23.94%) Active Directory
2 157 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 133 (11.06%) Docker
4 73 (6.07%) Virtual Machines
5 46 (3.82%) Xen
6 38 (3.16%) Hyper-V
7 33 (2.74%) vSphere
8 19 (1.58%) XenApp
9 16 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
10 15 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (1.16%) NFS
12 11 (0.91%) Firmware
12 11 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
13 10 (0.83%) LXC
13 10 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 10 (0.83%) XenDesktop
14 8 (0.67%) ProxySG
15 7 (0.58%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.58%) HDFS
16 6 (0.50%) KVM
Systems Management
1 207 (17.21%) Puppet
2 96 (7.98%) Opscode Chef
3 93 (7.73%) Ansible
3 93 (7.73%) SCCM
4 81 (6.73%) Kubernetes
5 71 (5.90%) Terraform
6 33 (2.74%) SCOM
7 28 (2.33%) Grafana
8 26 (2.16%) Nagios
9 25 (2.08%) Kibana
10 22 (1.83%) QRadar
11 21 (1.75%) Docker Swarm
12 18 (1.50%) Salt
13 17 (1.41%) NetBackup
14 15 (1.25%) WSUS
15 13 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
15 13 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
16 11 (0.91%) Forefront Identity Manager
16 11 (0.91%) Nessus
16 11 (0.91%) vMotion
Vendors
1 343 (28.51%) Microsoft
2 265 (22.03%) Cisco
3 220 (18.29%) VMware
4 119 (9.89%) Citrix
5 92 (7.65%) Google
6 89 (7.40%) Juniper
7 85 (7.07%) CheckPoint
8 78 (6.48%) F5
9 65 (5.40%) Apple
10 56 (4.66%) Oracle
11 54 (4.49%) HP
12 53 (4.41%) NetApp
13 52 (4.32%) Palo Alto
14 48 (3.99%) Splunk
15 46 (3.82%) IBM
16 41 (3.41%) SolarWinds
17 40 (3.33%) Red Hat
18 31 (2.58%) McAfee
19 28 (2.33%) Dell
20 26 (2.16%) AlienVault