The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 51 60
Rank change year-on-year +11 +9  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 21 6 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.33% 0.93% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.73% 5.31% 7.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 9
Median daily rate £158 £350 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.00% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £85 £318 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £393 £368
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £343 £340
% change year-on-year +14.23% +0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 6
Median hourly rate £16.00 - £9.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.75 - £11.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +100.00%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 165 113 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.15% 17.52% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 62 118
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 21
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +62.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Hertfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Hertfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Hertfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Hertfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Hertfordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in Hertfordshire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 5 £90 - 1
Hertford - 3 £85 -
Rickmansworth - 3 £315 -
Stevenage -1 2 - -
Hatfield - 2 £413 - 2
Welwyn Garden City +5 1 - - 2
TCP/IP
East of England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Hertfordshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Linux
2 25 (49.02%) Firewall
3 23 (45.10%) Java
4 21 (41.18%) Tomcat
5 20 (39.22%) Apache
5 20 (39.22%) Clustering
5 20 (39.22%) Bash Shell
6 19 (37.25%) LAPP Stack
6 19 (37.25%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (37.25%) Ruby
6 19 (37.25%) Python
6 19 (37.25%) Perl
6 19 (37.25%) SSL
7 18 (35.29%) Puppet
8 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
9 13 (25.49%) Finance
9 13 (25.49%) RHCE
9 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
9 13 (25.49%) SQL
10 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
10 12 (23.53%) High Availability
10 12 (23.53%) Salt
11 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
11 11 (21.57%) LAMP
11 11 (21.57%) MySQL
12 10 (19.61%) DevOps
13 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
13 9 (17.65%) VPN
13 9 (17.65%) C

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (41.18%) Tomcat
2 20 (39.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.96%) JBoss
3 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.96%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 25 (49.02%) Firewall
2 19 (37.25%) SSL
3 9 (17.65%) LAN
3 9 (17.65%) VPN
4 7 (13.73%) Internet
5 5 (9.80%) WAN
6 4 (7.84%) Broadband
6 4 (7.84%) ISDN
6 4 (7.84%) Network Security
6 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (7.84%) Wireless
7 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
8 2 (3.92%) DNS
8 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
9 1 (1.96%) DHCP
9 1 (1.96%) HTTP
9 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.96%) SAN
9 1 (1.96%) Skype
9 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (37.25%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (21.57%) MySQL
3 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
1 3 (5.88%) NetBeans
1 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) MSI
3 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
General
1 13 (25.49%) Finance
2 3 (5.88%) Military
2 3 (5.88%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
4 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Software Engineer
2 8 (15.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) 1st Line Support
4 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Network Support
4 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) 1st Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Analyst
6 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) IT Support
6 2 (3.92%) Test Engineer
7 1 (1.96%) Architect
7 1 (1.96%) Developer
7 1 (1.96%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (1.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (37.25%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (21.57%) LAMP
3 3 (5.88%) Node.js
3 3 (5.88%) Qt
3 3 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (1.96%) .NET
4 1 (1.96%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.96%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (1.96%) CSS
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (39.22%) Clustering
2 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 7 (13.73%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (11.76%) Device Driver
5 2 (3.92%) AS400
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) CMDB
6 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.96%) e-Health
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Linux
3 11 (21.57%) Windows 7
4 4 (7.84%) Android
5 3 (5.88%) Unix
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
6 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
3 12 (23.53%) High Availability
4 10 (19.61%) DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) Incident Management
5 7 (13.73%) ITIL
6 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (9.80%) Network Design
7 5 (9.80%) Validation
8 4 (7.84%) Data Protection
8 4 (7.84%) Network Monitoring
9 3 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (5.88%) Network Management
9 3 (5.88%) SDLC
10 2 (3.92%) Mathematics
10 2 (3.92%) Migration
10 2 (3.92%) Release Management
10 2 (3.92%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.92%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.92%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 23 (45.10%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) Bash Shell
3 19 (37.25%) Perl
3 19 (37.25%) Python
3 19 (37.25%) Ruby
4 13 (25.49%) SQL
5 9 (17.65%) C
5 9 (17.65%) C#
6 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 5 (9.80%) VB
7 3 (5.88%) C++
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.96%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) RHCE
2 9 (17.65%) Security Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (5.88%) Degree
5 3 (5.88%) HNC
6 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.96%) CCENT
7 1 (1.96%) CCNA
7 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (1.96%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (3.92%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.92%) vSphere
3 1 (1.96%) DFS Replication
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (35.29%) Puppet
2 12 (23.53%) Salt
3 3 (5.88%) SCCM
4 2 (3.92%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.96%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.96%) vRealize
5 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Cisco
1 5 (9.80%) Juniper
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 3 (5.88%) HP
3 2 (3.92%) BMC
3 2 (3.92%) VMware
4 1 (1.96%) Computacenter
4 1 (1.96%) IBM
4 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
4 1 (1.96%) Polycom
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
4 1 (1.96%) Remedy