Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 184 189 182
Rank change year-on-year +5 -7 -44
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 900 1,369 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.45% 1.51% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 11.76% 11.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 553 857 928
England median daily rate £400 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £161 £180 £180
90th Percentile £625 £603 £613
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 76 78
England median hourly rate £19.21 £21.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.67% +14.06% -48.36%
10th Percentile £14.08 £14.63 £11.25
90th Percentile £56.00 £47.50 £45.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £20.32 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.05% +16.13% -49.64%

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 8,292 11,643 12,363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.33% 12.82% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,031 7,080 7,707
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £188
90th Percentile £600 £613 £596
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £401
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 504 640
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.45
% change year-on-year +12.30% -3.84% -9.55%

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 2020.

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 20 February 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 +7 350 £400 -15.79% 180
South East +13 193 £425 +8.28% 143
North of England -25 125 £400 -11.11% 113
East of England +35 88 £450 +32.55% 79
South West +49 77 £375 +11.94% 61
Midlands +24 64 £350 -6.67% 85
North West -43 59 £450 +12.50% 61
Yorkshire +7 47 £325 -35.00% 44
East Midlands +25 33 £375 -3.23% 26
West Midlands +23 31 £325 -12.28% 59
North East +38 20 £524 +0.24% 8
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 423 (47.00%) Windows
2 341 (37.89%) DNS
3 298 (33.11%) Linux
4 269 (29.89%) Microsoft
5 245 (27.22%) Firewall
6 236 (26.22%) DHCP
7 234 (26.00%) Active Directory
8 218 (24.22%) Cisco
9 212 (23.56%) VPN
10 203 (22.56%) HTTP
11 194 (21.56%) LAN
12 170 (18.89%) ITIL
13 159 (17.67%) WAN
13 159 (17.67%) Security Cleared
14 158 (17.56%) VMware
15 156 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
16 155 (17.22%) Java
17 148 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
18 147 (16.33%) Azure
19 140 (15.56%) Windows Server
20 137 (15.22%) BGP
21 135 (15.00%) Office 365
22 130 (14.44%) Git (software)
22 130 (14.44%) Ethernet
23 128 (14.22%) SC Cleared
24 127 (14.11%) Python
25 126 (14.00%) OSPF
26 122 (13.56%) SSL
27 120 (13.33%) AWS
28 119 (13.22%) PowerShell

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 56 (6.22%) Apache
2 48 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 47 (5.22%) IIS
4 44 (4.89%) MS Exchange
5 35 (3.89%) SharePoint
6 32 (3.56%) nginx
7 26 (2.89%) Jetty
8 24 (2.67%) Elasticsearch
9 22 (2.44%) WebSphere
10 20 (2.22%) Mongrel
10 20 (2.22%) Skype for Business
11 18 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 17 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
13 15 (1.67%) JBoss
14 14 (1.56%) Confluence
15 13 (1.44%) WebLogic
16 10 (1.11%) K2 blackpearl
17 9 (1.00%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
19 5 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 99 (11.00%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.44%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.11%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.11%) Simulink
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.33%) Eikon
3 2 (0.22%) CA PPM
3 2 (0.22%) RMDS
3 2 (0.22%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.11%) assyst
4 1 (0.11%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 147 (16.33%) Azure
2 135 (15.00%) Office 365
3 120 (13.33%) AWS
4 60 (6.67%) PaaS
5 51 (5.67%) IaaS
6 47 (5.22%) GitHub
7 43 (4.78%) GCP
8 38 (4.22%) SaaS
9 31 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
10 29 (3.22%) Azure Active Directory
11 27 (3.00%) Google Analytics
12 23 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (2.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 21 (2.33%) Google App Engine
14 18 (2.00%) Route 53
15 13 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (1.22%) Amazon SQS
17 10 (1.11%) OneDrive
18 9 (1.00%) Amazon EKS
18 9 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 341 (37.89%) DNS
2 245 (27.22%) Firewall
3 236 (26.22%) DHCP
4 212 (23.56%) VPN
5 203 (22.56%) HTTP
6 194 (21.56%) LAN
7 159 (17.67%) WAN
8 137 (15.22%) BGP
9 130 (14.44%) Ethernet
10 126 (14.00%) OSPF
11 122 (13.56%) SSL
12 115 (12.78%) Internet
13 110 (12.22%) MPLS
14 96 (10.67%) Wireless
15 87 (9.67%) IPsec
16 78 (8.67%) Wireshark
17 71 (7.89%) VoIP
18 63 (7.00%) VLAN
19 62 (6.89%) Network Security
20 56 (6.22%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (4.89%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 21 (2.33%) MongoDB
4 14 (1.56%) NoSQL
4 14 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 12 (1.33%) MySQL
6 10 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
6 10 (1.11%) Relational Database
7 9 (1.00%) Big Data
7 9 (1.00%) Blockchain
7 9 (1.00%) Redis
8 8 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
10 6 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 5 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.44%) DB2
12 4 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
13 3 (0.33%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 130 (14.44%) Git (software)
2 119 (13.22%) Jenkins
3 43 (4.78%) JUnit
4 38 (4.22%) Eclipse
5 37 (4.11%) Gatling
5 37 (4.11%) Visual Studio
6 33 (3.67%) NetBeans
7 31 (3.44%) Selenium
8 29 (3.22%) Cucumber
9 26 (2.89%) JIRA
10 20 (2.22%) GitLab
10 20 (2.22%) Travis CI
11 19 (2.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (2.00%) Gradle
12 18 (2.00%) Subversion
13 12 (1.33%) Maven
13 12 (1.33%) Mockito
14 11 (1.22%) Geb
14 11 (1.22%) gulp
14 11 (1.22%) Spock
General
1 104 (11.56%) Finance
2 61 (6.78%) Telecoms
3 42 (4.67%) Banking
4 41 (4.56%) Public Sector
5 35 (3.89%) Military
6 34 (3.78%) Aerospace
7 22 (2.44%) Front Office
8 19 (2.11%) Investment Banking
9 13 (1.44%) Law
10 10 (1.11%) German Language
11 9 (1.00%) Automotive
12 8 (0.89%) French Language
12 8 (0.89%) Legal
12 8 (0.89%) Multimedia
13 7 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 6 (0.67%) Mandarin Language
14 6 (0.67%) Retail
15 5 (0.56%) Back Office
15 5 (0.56%) Marketing
15 5 (0.56%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 162 (18.00%) Network Engineer
2 111 (12.33%) Developer
3 82 (9.11%) Analyst
4 65 (7.22%) Support Engineer
5 50 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 47 (5.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 42 (4.67%) Desktop Support
8 38 (4.22%) Architect
9 36 (4.00%) Support Analyst
10 35 (3.89%) Cloud Engineer
11 33 (3.67%) Cisco Engineer
11 33 (3.67%) Java Developer
12 32 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support
12 32 (3.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 32 (3.56%) IT Support
13 29 (3.22%) Software Engineer
14 28 (3.11%) Administrator
15 27 (3.00%) Linux Developer
15 27 (3.00%) Security Engineer
16 24 (2.67%) Azure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (9.00%) Web Services
2 79 (8.78%) .NET
3 68 (7.56%) Node.js
4 56 (6.22%) REST
5 52 (5.78%) 802.1X
6 44 (4.89%) Spring
7 35 (3.89%) J2EE
8 33 (3.67%) HTML
8 33 (3.67%) JSON
8 33 (3.67%) Qt
9 32 (3.56%) CSS
10 31 (3.44%) XML
11 30 (3.33%) ActiveX
11 30 (3.33%) DirectX
11 30 (3.33%) MFC
11 30 (3.33%) OpenGL
12 29 (3.22%) HTML5
13 27 (3.00%) Servlets
14 26 (2.89%) Gherkin
14 26 (2.89%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 88 (9.78%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.44%) Self-Motivation
4 30 (3.33%) PKI
4 30 (3.33%) Replication
5 26 (2.89%) Device Driver
6 25 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
7 24 (2.67%) Public Cloud
8 22 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.00%) Fibre Optics
10 17 (1.89%) iPhone
11 14 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (1.56%) iPad
12 13 (1.44%) Clustering
13 12 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 12 (1.33%) Virtual Team
14 11 (1.22%) IPTV
14 11 (1.22%) Mobile Computing
15 10 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 423 (47.00%) Windows
2 298 (33.11%) Linux
3 140 (15.56%) Windows Server
4 119 (13.22%) Windows 10
5 109 (12.11%) Windows 7
6 64 (7.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 56 (6.22%) Unix
8 38 (4.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 33 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 32 (3.56%) Android
11 26 (2.89%) Ubuntu
12 23 (2.56%) CentOS
13 18 (2.00%) VMS
14 16 (1.78%) Windows 8
15 14 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (1.00%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.00%) Check Point GAiA
17 9 (1.00%) Windows XP
18 7 (0.78%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (18.89%) ITIL
2 148 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (12.44%) Problem-Solving
4 104 (11.56%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (11.44%) DevOps
6 91 (10.11%) Software Engineering
7 84 (9.33%) Test Automation
8 78 (8.67%) Configuration Management
9 75 (8.33%) Open Source
10 66 (7.33%) Scrum
11 63 (7.00%) Change Management
12 60 (6.67%) Microservices
13 55 (6.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 55 (6.11%) Service Management
14 53 (5.89%) Project Management
15 47 (5.22%) Mentoring
16 45 (5.00%) Analytics
16 45 (5.00%) Network Management
17 43 (4.78%) Migration
18 40 (4.44%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 155 (17.22%) Java
2 127 (14.11%) Python
3 119 (13.22%) PowerShell
4 84 (9.33%) SQL
5 82 (9.11%) JavaScript
6 72 (8.00%) C#
7 71 (7.89%) C++
8 63 (7.00%) C
9 58 (6.44%) Bash Shell
10 51 (5.67%) Perl
11 33 (3.67%) Ruby
12 30 (3.33%) GLSL
12 30 (3.33%) HLSL
13 27 (3.00%) Scala
14 19 (2.11%) Embedded C
15 18 (2.00%) Go
16 16 (1.78%) TypeScript
17 15 (1.67%) Java 8
17 15 (1.67%) PHP
18 13 (1.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 159 (17.67%) Security Cleared
2 156 (17.33%) Cisco Certification
3 128 (14.22%) SC Cleared
4 107 (11.89%) CCNP
5 102 (11.33%) CCNA
6 83 (9.22%) Degree
7 33 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 32 (3.56%) DV Cleared
9 23 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
10 22 (2.44%) CCIE
10 22 (2.44%) CISSP
11 17 (1.89%) MCSE
12 16 (1.78%) CCIP
12 16 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
13 15 (1.67%) BC Cleared
14 14 (1.56%) CCDP
15 11 (1.22%) CREST Certified
15 11 (1.22%) OSCP
16 10 (1.11%) MCP
17 9 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (4.22%) SLA
2 21 (2.33%) QA
3 20 (2.22%) WCAG
4 16 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.89%) PCI DSS
6 7 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 4 (0.44%) COBIT
8 3 (0.33%) Data Quality
8 3 (0.33%) NIST
8 3 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 2 (0.22%) GDPR
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.11%) MISRA
10 1 (0.11%) NCSC
System Software
1 234 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 110 (12.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (7.56%) Docker
4 46 (5.11%) Hyper-V
5 30 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
6 28 (3.11%) vSphere
6 28 (3.11%) XenApp
7 20 (2.22%) Xen
8 19 (2.11%) XenDesktop
9 15 (1.67%) Virtual Servers
10 13 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
11 12 (1.33%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 8 (0.89%) NFS
14 6 (0.67%) vCloud
15 5 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 5 (0.56%) Firmware
15 5 (0.56%) VMware NSX
16 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 84 (9.33%) Puppet
2 64 (7.11%) Terraform
3 63 (7.00%) Ansible
4 59 (6.56%) Kubernetes
5 57 (6.33%) SCCM
6 43 (4.78%) Opscode Chef
7 34 (3.78%) Kibana
8 30 (3.33%) Grafana
9 23 (2.56%) Nagios
10 19 (2.11%) Cisco Prime
10 19 (2.11%) Single Sign-On
10 19 (2.11%) ZABBIX
11 18 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
11 18 (2.00%) WSUS
12 15 (1.67%) Cacti
12 15 (1.67%) FortiGate
12 15 (1.67%) NetMRI
12 15 (1.67%) Statseeker
13 14 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
13 14 (1.56%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 269 (29.89%) Microsoft
2 218 (24.22%) Cisco
3 158 (17.56%) VMware
4 76 (8.44%) Juniper
5 71 (7.89%) Google
6 68 (7.56%) Citrix
7 42 (4.67%) Dell
8 41 (4.56%) Palo Alto
9 38 (4.22%) SolarWinds
10 36 (4.00%) Oracle
11 34 (3.78%) F5
12 31 (3.44%) HP
12 31 (3.44%) Red Hat
13 29 (3.22%) CheckPoint
14 26 (2.89%) Splunk
14 26 (2.89%) Symantec
15 25 (2.78%) Aruba
16 24 (2.67%) McAfee
17 17 (1.89%) NetScout
17 17 (1.89%) Solarflare