Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 197 178 188
Rank change year-on-year -19 +10 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 467 989 1,424
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.35% 1.52% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 11.11% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 631 910
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £160 £159 £175
90th Percentile £600 £610 £603
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% +1.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 99 77
Median hourly rate £25.00 £21.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -2.27% +16.71%
10th Percentile £15.55 £14.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £82.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £21.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year +17.65% -1.16% +17.17%

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 4,288 8,899 11,717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.37% 13.67% 12.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,718 5,560 7,241
Median daily rate £425 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 218 467 502
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.76% +16.67% -2.70%
10th Percentile £12.96 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £34.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +58.14% +19.44% -2.70%

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 25 January 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 25 January 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 25 January 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 -10 193 £488 +21.88% 67
South East -4 72 £420 -2.33% 71
North of England +37 66 £300 -33.33% 63
East of England +29 50 £375 -6.25% 20
South West +44 37 £300 -20.00% 24
Midlands +11 36 £175 -46.56% 31
Yorkshire +40 30 £300 -26.38% 17
North West +27 29 £300 -33.63% 40
West Midlands +30 24 £225 -30.77% 19
East Midlands +8 12 £175 -51.72% 12
North East +18 7 £175 -72.55% 6
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 187 (40.04%) Linux
2 163 (34.90%) Windows
3 158 (33.83%) Microsoft
4 129 (27.62%) Firewall
5 112 (23.98%) DNS
6 104 (22.27%) Python
7 96 (20.56%) LAN
8 93 (19.91%) DHCP
9 92 (19.70%) Active Directory
10 88 (18.84%) Cisco
11 85 (18.20%) Security Cleared
12 81 (17.34%) WAN
13 80 (17.13%) HTTP
14 76 (16.27%) VMware
15 73 (15.63%) VPN
16 71 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
17 66 (14.13%) SC Cleared
18 62 (13.28%) Finance
19 61 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
20 55 (11.78%) Azure
21 54 (11.56%) Cybersecurity
21 54 (11.56%) C++
22 52 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
22 52 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
23 50 (10.71%) Unix
24 49 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
24 49 (10.49%) PowerShell
25 48 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
26 46 (9.85%) Git (software)
26 46 (9.85%) Ansible

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 21 (4.50%) IIS
2 17 (3.64%) Apache
2 17 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (3.64%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 11 (2.36%) Confluence
5 9 (1.93%) Skype for Business
6 7 (1.50%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.28%) Mailman
7 6 (1.28%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.07%) nginx
9 4 (0.86%) CICS
9 4 (0.86%) JBoss
9 4 (0.86%) OpenStack
9 4 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 3 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2010
10 3 (0.64%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.43%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.43%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.43%) Mongrel
Applications
1 49 (10.49%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (4.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.57%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.86%) CATIA
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.21%) Maximo
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 55 (11.78%) Azure
2 44 (9.42%) Office 365
3 43 (9.21%) AWS
4 18 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (3.43%) GitHub
6 15 (3.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (3.21%) PaaS
7 13 (2.78%) GCP
7 13 (2.78%) SaaS
8 10 (2.14%) IaaS
9 7 (1.50%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.28%) Google Analytics
11 4 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.86%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.86%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.43%) Cohesity
12 2 (0.43%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.43%) Google App Engine
12 2 (0.43%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.43%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 129 (27.62%) Firewall
2 112 (23.98%) DNS
3 96 (20.56%) LAN
4 93 (19.91%) DHCP
5 81 (17.34%) WAN
6 80 (17.13%) HTTP
7 73 (15.63%) VPN
8 45 (9.64%) SSL
8 45 (9.64%) Wireshark
9 44 (9.42%) Ethernet
10 42 (8.99%) Internet
11 40 (8.57%) Network Security
11 40 (8.57%) SMTP
12 39 (8.35%) Wireless
13 38 (8.14%) VoIP
14 37 (7.92%) SNMP
15 35 (7.49%) IPv6
15 35 (7.49%) VLAN
16 34 (7.28%) Wi-Fi
17 33 (7.07%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.64%) Relational Database
3 16 (3.43%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (1.93%) MySQL
6 7 (1.50%) MongoDB
7 6 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (1.28%) RDBMS
8 5 (1.07%) Neo4j
9 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.64%) DB2
11 2 (0.43%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.43%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.43%) Power BI
11 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 46 (9.85%) Git (software)
2 41 (8.78%) JIRA
3 35 (7.49%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.21%) Subversion
5 13 (2.78%) Visual Studio
6 11 (2.36%) Eclipse
6 11 (2.36%) NetBeans
6 11 (2.36%) Selenium
7 10 (2.14%) Gatling
7 10 (2.14%) Redmine
8 9 (1.93%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.50%) GDB
9 7 (1.50%) JUnit
10 6 (1.28%) GitLab
11 5 (1.07%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.86%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.86%) GNU Toolchain
12 4 (0.86%) GoogleTest
12 4 (0.86%) JMeter
13 3 (0.64%) GCC
General
1 62 (13.28%) Finance
2 35 (7.49%) Public Sector
3 32 (6.85%) Telecoms
4 27 (5.78%) Banking
5 16 (3.43%) Law
6 13 (2.78%) Military
7 12 (2.57%) Aerospace
8 10 (2.14%) Investment Banking
8 10 (2.14%) Retail
9 7 (1.50%) Financial Institution
10 6 (1.28%) Marketing
11 5 (1.07%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.86%) Automotive
12 4 (0.86%) Electronics
12 4 (0.86%) Front Office
12 4 (0.86%) Legal
13 1 (0.21%) Back Office
13 1 (0.21%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (13.28%) Network Engineer
2 43 (9.21%) Analyst
3 38 (8.14%) Developer
3 38 (8.14%) Support Engineer
4 28 (6.00%) Architect
5 25 (5.35%) IT Engineer
6 21 (4.50%) Security Engineer
7 18 (3.85%) Desktop Support
8 16 (3.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 16 (3.43%) Desktop Engineer
9 15 (3.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 15 (3.21%) Consultant
9 15 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (3.21%) IT Support
10 14 (3.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (2.78%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (2.78%) Software Engineer
11 13 (2.78%) Test Engineer
11 13 (2.78%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (5.78%) XML
2 25 (5.35%) REST
3 24 (5.14%) 802.1X
3 24 (5.14%) Web Services
4 22 (4.71%) Node.js
5 20 (4.28%) JSON
5 20 (4.28%) POSIX
6 18 (3.85%) Qt
7 15 (3.21%) .NET
7 15 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
7 15 (3.21%) HTML
7 15 (3.21%) LDAP
8 14 (3.00%) Kafka
9 13 (2.78%) Yocto
10 11 (2.36%) HTML5
10 11 (2.36%) Middleware
11 10 (2.14%) FIX Protocol
11 10 (2.14%) SOAP
12 8 (1.71%) RESTful
13 7 (1.50%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.13%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (5.35%) Data Centre
3 20 (4.28%) Device Driver
4 19 (4.07%) Clustering
5 14 (3.00%) Self-Motivation
6 12 (2.57%) Mainframe
6 12 (2.57%) Replication
7 9 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 8 (1.71%) Virtual Team
9 7 (1.50%) Cybercrime
9 7 (1.50%) Fixed Income
9 7 (1.50%) MPEG
9 7 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.50%) User Experience
10 6 (1.28%) Equities
10 6 (1.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 6 (1.28%) STB
10 6 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.07%) Digital TV
11 5 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 187 (40.04%) Linux
2 163 (34.90%) Windows
3 50 (10.71%) Unix
4 46 (9.85%) Windows Server
5 41 (8.78%) Windows 10
6 34 (7.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (6.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (5.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (4.71%) Windows 7
10 19 (4.07%) Windows Server 2016
10 19 (4.07%) Windows Server 2019
11 12 (2.57%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.36%) Solaris
13 9 (1.93%) CentOS
13 9 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
14 7 (1.50%) SUSE
14 7 (1.50%) zOS
15 6 (1.28%) Android
16 5 (1.07%) Apple iOS
16 5 (1.07%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (15.20%) Agile Software Development
2 61 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (11.56%) Cybersecurity
4 41 (8.78%) Software Engineering
5 40 (8.57%) DevOps
6 38 (8.14%) Load Balancing
7 37 (7.92%) SIEM
8 33 (7.07%) ITIL
9 31 (6.64%) Continuous Integration
10 27 (5.78%) Open Source
10 27 (5.78%) Scrum
11 25 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 23 (4.93%) Test Automation
13 22 (4.71%) Project Management
14 21 (4.50%) Kalman Filter
15 20 (4.28%) Incident Management
15 20 (4.28%) TDD
16 19 (4.07%) Network Management
16 19 (4.07%) Reverse Engineering
16 19 (4.07%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 104 (22.27%) Python
2 54 (11.56%) C++
3 49 (10.49%) PowerShell
4 44 (9.42%) Java
5 42 (8.99%) C
6 36 (7.71%) Perl
7 35 (7.49%) SQL
8 31 (6.64%) C#
9 26 (5.57%) JavaScript
10 23 (4.93%) Bash Shell
11 12 (2.57%) Ruby
12 7 (1.50%) GLSL
12 7 (1.50%) HLSL
12 7 (1.50%) PHP
13 6 (1.28%) Groovy
13 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.07%) JCL
14 5 (1.07%) PL/SQL
14 5 (1.07%) Scala
14 5 (1.07%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 85 (18.20%) Security Cleared
2 66 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 52 (11.13%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (8.14%) Degree
5 37 (7.92%) CCNA
5 37 (7.92%) CCNP
6 15 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (3.00%) CompTIA Security+
7 14 (3.00%) DV Cleared
8 11 (2.36%) GCFA
9 8 (1.71%) CCIE
9 8 (1.71%) CISSP
9 8 (1.71%) ECDL
10 7 (1.50%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.28%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.07%) CCDP
12 5 (1.07%) CEH
12 5 (1.07%) GCIH
12 5 (1.07%) GIAC
13 4 (0.86%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.85%) QA
2 9 (1.93%) NIST
3 8 (1.71%) SLA
4 7 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 6 (1.28%) GDPR
6 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.86%) WCAG
7 3 (0.64%) NCSC
8 2 (0.43%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 2 (0.43%) MiFID
9 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.21%) MISRA
9 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.21%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (19.70%) Active Directory
2 48 (10.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (6.00%) Docker
4 24 (5.14%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (2.14%) vSphere
5 10 (2.14%) XenApp
6 8 (1.71%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.50%) Firmware
8 6 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.28%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.07%) NFS
10 4 (0.86%) Time Sharing Option
11 3 (0.64%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 3 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.64%) ProxySG
11 3 (0.64%) Snort
11 3 (0.64%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.43%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 2 (0.43%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 46 (9.85%) Ansible
2 32 (6.85%) Kubernetes
3 25 (5.35%) Puppet
4 19 (4.07%) SCCM
5 18 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
5 18 (3.85%) Terraform
6 15 (3.21%) FortiGate
7 11 (2.36%) Red Hat Satellite
8 9 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.71%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.71%) Grafana
9 8 (1.71%) Kibana
9 8 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 8 (1.71%) SCOM
10 7 (1.50%) EnCase
10 7 (1.50%) Netcool
10 7 (1.50%) WSUS
11 6 (1.28%) ITRS Geneos
11 6 (1.28%) Microsoft Intune
11 6 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 158 (33.83%) Microsoft
2 88 (18.84%) Cisco
3 76 (16.27%) VMware
4 42 (8.99%) F5
5 34 (7.28%) Red Hat
6 31 (6.64%) Oracle
7 30 (6.42%) Juniper
8 28 (6.00%) Fortinet
9 23 (4.93%) Citrix
10 22 (4.71%) Blue Coat
11 20 (4.28%) CheckPoint
11 20 (4.28%) Palo Alto
12 19 (4.07%) IBM
13 18 (3.85%) Symantec
14 15 (3.21%) NetApp
15 14 (3.00%) Google
16 13 (2.78%) Arista
17 12 (2.57%) ArcSight
17 12 (2.57%) HP
18 11 (2.36%) Qualys