Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 196 169
Rank change year-on-year +2 -27 -20
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,152 1,361 1,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.44% 1.46% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.95% 10.98% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 800 983
England median daily rate £411 £415 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.90% -2.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £163
90th Percentile £600 £608 £609
UK median daily rate £405 £412 £400
% change year-on-year -1.70% +3.00% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 99 76 112
England median hourly rate £36.00 £20.75 £24.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.49% -13.74% +11.88%
10th Percentile £15.48 £13.38 £10.50
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £28.13 £19.00 £23.45
% change year-on-year +48.03% -18.96% +6.57%

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 10,525 12,392 12,536
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 13.30% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,466 7,557 7,650
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £610 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 647 673
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -23.79%
10th Percentile £12.61 £12.25 £10.96
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £27.37 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +36.85% +5.26% -24.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -20 407 £428 -5.00% 200
South East +20 273 £415 +3.75% 163
North of England +8 147 £450 +12.50% 110
Midlands +23 114 £330 -5.71% 65
East of England +7 107 £375 -11.76% 87
South West +37 103 £400 - 80
North West +5 77 £450 +20.00% 57
West Midlands +40 71 £325 -18.75% 42
Yorkshire +3 57 £451 +11.08% 44
East Midlands -9 42 £350 - 23
North East +28 13 £405 -28.00% 9
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 558 (48.44%) Windows
2 413 (35.85%) DNS
3 411 (35.68%) Linux
4 362 (31.42%) Microsoft
5 344 (29.86%) Firewall
6 306 (26.56%) Active Directory
7 275 (23.87%) Cisco
8 265 (23.00%) VPN
9 253 (21.96%) LAN
9 253 (21.96%) WAN
10 244 (21.18%) HTTP
11 241 (20.92%) DHCP
12 232 (20.14%) ITIL
13 222 (19.27%) Java
14 219 (19.01%) Security Cleared
15 213 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
16 199 (17.27%) Office 365
17 187 (16.23%) DevOps
18 185 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
19 184 (15.97%) Azure
20 182 (15.80%) VMware
21 176 (15.28%) SSL
21 176 (15.28%) Windows Server
22 173 (15.02%) SC Cleared
23 166 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
24 164 (14.24%) Windows 10
25 162 (14.06%) Configuration Management
26 146 (12.67%) Jenkins
27 144 (12.50%) Internet
28 140 (12.15%) Git (software)

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 99 (8.59%) MS Exchange
2 69 (5.99%) SharePoint
3 63 (5.47%) Apache
4 44 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 36 (3.13%) IIS
5 36 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 30 (2.60%) nginx
7 26 (2.26%) Confluence
8 25 (2.17%) Skype for Business
9 19 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
10 16 (1.39%) WebSphere
11 15 (1.30%) Jetty
12 13 (1.13%) JBoss
12 13 (1.13%) WebLogic
13 12 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
14 11 (0.95%) K2 blackpearl
14 11 (0.95%) Mongrel
15 8 (0.69%) Apache Spark
16 7 (0.61%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 166 (14.41%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.087%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.43%) assyst
2 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.26%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.17%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.087%) Magento
4 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.087%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 199 (17.27%) Office 365
2 184 (15.97%) Azure
3 132 (11.46%) AWS
4 67 (5.82%) PaaS
5 66 (5.73%) IaaS
6 45 (3.91%) SaaS
7 44 (3.82%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 44 (3.82%) GCP
8 38 (3.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 31 (2.69%) GitHub
10 24 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
11 19 (1.65%) Google Analytics
12 18 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
13 16 (1.39%) OneDrive
14 14 (1.22%) Route 53
15 13 (1.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 13 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.95%) AWS CloudFormation
16 11 (0.95%) Google App Engine
17 10 (0.87%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 413 (35.85%) DNS
2 344 (29.86%) Firewall
3 265 (23.00%) VPN
4 253 (21.96%) LAN
4 253 (21.96%) WAN
5 244 (21.18%) HTTP
6 241 (20.92%) DHCP
7 176 (15.28%) SSL
8 144 (12.50%) Internet
9 127 (11.02%) BGP
10 125 (10.85%) Ethernet
11 122 (10.59%) IPsec
12 114 (9.90%) Wireless
13 107 (9.29%) OSPF
14 106 (9.20%) SAN
14 106 (9.20%) VLAN
15 99 (8.59%) Network Security
16 95 (8.25%) VoIP
17 87 (7.55%) MPLS
18 81 (7.03%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 71 (6.16%) MySQL
3 68 (5.90%) MongoDB
4 65 (5.64%) NoSQL
5 63 (5.47%) SQL Server
6 42 (3.65%) PostgreSQL
7 39 (3.39%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.22%) Oracle Database
9 12 (1.04%) Big Data
9 12 (1.04%) Oracle Reports
9 12 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
10 10 (0.87%) Azure SQL Database
10 10 (0.87%) Hadoop
10 10 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
11 8 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.26%) GIS
13 3 (0.26%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 146 (12.67%) Jenkins
2 140 (12.15%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.21%) Visual Studio
4 46 (3.99%) Eclipse
5 45 (3.91%) Travis CI
6 43 (3.73%) JIRA
7 40 (3.47%) JUnit
8 37 (3.21%) NetBeans
8 37 (3.21%) Subversion
9 34 (2.95%) Gatling
10 25 (2.17%) Selenium
11 24 (2.08%) Cucumber
12 21 (1.82%) Gradle
12 21 (1.82%) gulp
13 20 (1.74%) GitLab
14 18 (1.56%) Mockito
15 17 (1.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 15 (1.30%) Ant
16 15 (1.30%) Geb
16 15 (1.30%) Spock
General
1 128 (11.11%) Finance
2 100 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 73 (6.34%) Public Sector
4 47 (4.08%) Banking
5 42 (3.65%) Military
6 38 (3.30%) Aerospace
7 16 (1.39%) Legal
8 15 (1.30%) Back Office
8 15 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.22%) Electronics
10 12 (1.04%) Law
10 12 (1.04%) Retail
11 10 (0.87%) Automotive
11 10 (0.87%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.87%) Multimedia
12 9 (0.78%) Local Government
13 7 (0.61%) Front Office
13 7 (0.61%) Marketing
14 6 (0.52%) Advertising
14 6 (0.52%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 164 (14.24%) Network Engineer
2 109 (9.46%) Analyst
3 108 (9.38%) Developer
4 93 (8.07%) DevOps Engineer
5 92 (7.99%) Support Engineer
6 83 (7.20%) Architect
7 69 (5.99%) Desktop Support
8 65 (5.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 56 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support
10 47 (4.08%) Desktop Engineer
11 44 (3.82%) Support Analyst
12 42 (3.65%) IT Support
13 40 (3.47%) Java Developer
13 40 (3.47%) Security Engineer
14 37 (3.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 37 (3.21%) Software Engineer
14 37 (3.21%) Windows Engineer
15 30 (2.60%) Administrator
16 29 (2.52%) Network Architect
17 27 (2.34%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (11.11%) Web Services
2 83 (7.20%) .NET
3 68 (5.90%) Node.js
4 52 (4.51%) REST
5 49 (4.25%) Spring
6 46 (3.99%) J2EE
7 42 (3.65%) 802.1X
8 40 (3.47%) HTML
9 38 (3.30%) Qt
10 37 (3.21%) CSS
10 37 (3.21%) HTML5
11 32 (2.78%) Guice
11 32 (2.78%) SOAP
12 31 (2.69%) ActiveX
12 31 (2.69%) DirectX
12 31 (2.69%) MFC
12 31 (2.69%) OpenGL
13 27 (2.34%) LDAP
14 26 (2.26%) AngularJS
15 24 (2.08%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 84 (7.29%) Data Centre
2 51 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (4.34%) Replication
4 39 (3.39%) Self-Motivation
5 34 (2.95%) Management Information System
6 32 (2.78%) Clustering
7 31 (2.69%) Public Cloud
8 24 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 23 (2.00%) Driving Licence
10 22 (1.91%) PKI
11 18 (1.56%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.48%) Embedded Systems
13 15 (1.30%) Hybrid Cloud
13 15 (1.30%) Smartphone
14 13 (1.13%) iPhone
14 13 (1.13%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.95%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Licensing
16 10 (0.87%) Blackberry
17 8 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 558 (48.44%) Windows
2 411 (35.68%) Linux
3 176 (15.28%) Windows Server
4 164 (14.24%) Windows 10
5 130 (11.28%) Unix
6 124 (10.76%) Windows 7
7 89 (7.73%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (4.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 54 (4.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (4.17%) Ubuntu
11 43 (3.73%) Android
12 37 (3.21%) Solaris
13 31 (2.69%) CentOS
14 30 (2.60%) Apple iOS
15 25 (2.17%) AIX
15 25 (2.17%) Windows 8
16 23 (2.00%) Mac OS X
17 19 (1.65%) Mac OS
18 16 (1.39%) Embedded Linux
19 15 (1.30%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 232 (20.14%) ITIL
2 187 (16.23%) DevOps
3 185 (16.06%) Agile Software Development
4 162 (14.06%) Configuration Management
5 133 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
6 113 (9.81%) Software Engineering
7 98 (8.51%) Problem-Solving
8 96 (8.33%) Open Source
9 90 (7.81%) Microservices
10 89 (7.73%) Test Automation
11 78 (6.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 75 (6.51%) Migration
13 74 (6.42%) Scrum
14 72 (6.25%) Change Management
15 68 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
16 61 (5.30%) Information Security
17 54 (4.69%) Network Design
18 53 (4.60%) Computer Science
18 53 (4.60%) Load Balancing
19 51 (4.43%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 222 (19.27%) Java
2 129 (11.20%) PowerShell
3 123 (10.68%) SQL
4 122 (10.59%) Python
5 92 (7.99%) C#
6 91 (7.90%) JavaScript
7 90 (7.81%) C++
8 58 (5.03%) Bash Shell
9 55 (4.77%) C
10 53 (4.60%) Perl
11 50 (4.34%) Ruby
12 31 (2.69%) GLSL
12 31 (2.69%) HLSL
13 26 (2.26%) PHP
14 25 (2.17%) Shell Script
15 22 (1.91%) Scala
16 20 (1.74%) Go
17 19 (1.65%) TypeScript
18 15 (1.30%) ES6
18 15 (1.30%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 219 (19.01%) Security Cleared
2 213 (18.49%) Cisco Certification
3 173 (15.02%) SC Cleared
4 135 (11.72%) CCNP
5 132 (11.46%) CCNA
6 118 (10.24%) Degree
7 70 (6.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 54 (4.69%) CCIE
9 34 (2.95%) MCSE
10 30 (2.60%) CISSP
11 28 (2.43%) CCDP
11 28 (2.43%) MCP
12 24 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 24 (2.08%) MCSA
13 22 (1.91%) DV Cleared
13 22 (1.91%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (1.30%) JNCIA
14 15 (1.30%) JNCIP
15 14 (1.22%) CEH
15 14 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (5.21%) SLA
2 23 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.82%) QA
4 9 (0.78%) WCAG
5 8 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.35%) GDPR
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.35%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.35%) NCSC
9 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.26%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.17%) COBIT
10 2 (0.17%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.17%) NIST
11 1 (0.087%) DO-254
11 1 (0.087%) JSP 440
System Software
1 306 (26.56%) Active Directory
2 129 (11.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (8.16%) Docker
4 70 (6.08%) Hyper-V
5 45 (3.91%) vSphere
6 44 (3.82%) Virtual Machines
7 17 (1.48%) XenApp
8 13 (1.13%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.13%) Xen
9 12 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 10 (0.87%) LXC
11 9 (0.78%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
13 7 (0.61%) Firmware
13 7 (0.61%) ISA Server
14 6 (0.52%) Apache Flume
14 6 (0.52%) HDFS
14 6 (0.52%) NFS
15 5 (0.43%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 140 (12.15%) Puppet
2 90 (7.81%) SCCM
3 89 (7.73%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (7.03%) Ansible
5 69 (5.99%) Kubernetes
6 65 (5.64%) Terraform
7 31 (2.69%) Salt
8 27 (2.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (2.17%) Grafana
10 23 (2.00%) Kibana
10 23 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
11 19 (1.65%) FortiGate
11 19 (1.65%) SCOM
12 18 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.30%) vCenter Server
14 14 (1.22%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.22%) WSUS
15 12 (1.04%) Nagios
16 10 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
17 9 (0.78%) Iperf
Vendors
1 362 (31.42%) Microsoft
2 275 (23.87%) Cisco
3 182 (15.80%) VMware
4 78 (6.77%) Citrix
5 75 (6.51%) Juniper
6 68 (5.90%) Palo Alto
7 62 (5.38%) CheckPoint
8 61 (5.30%) F5
9 60 (5.21%) Oracle
10 55 (4.77%) Google
11 44 (3.82%) HP
12 42 (3.65%) Fortinet
13 36 (3.13%) Red Hat
14 34 (2.95%) SolarWinds
15 32 (2.78%) Dell
16 31 (2.69%) McAfee
16 31 (2.69%) NetApp
17 30 (2.60%) Apple
18 28 (2.43%) Aruba
19 26 (2.26%) Riverbed