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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 41 45
Rank change year-on-year +6 +4  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 25 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 4.26% 2.47% 2.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 21.93% 14.53% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 7
Median daily rate £330 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £196 £208 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £515 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £339
% change year-on-year +13.63% +3.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 7
Median hourly rate £31.50 £38.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.10% +155.89%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +21.21%  

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 114 117 129
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 19.42% 17.03% 18.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 63 57
Median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.64% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £300 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £512 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 15
Median hourly rate £31.50 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.66 £13.15 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.90 £37.85 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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
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 29 March 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
Hatfield -1 10 £405 -1.81% 2
Welwyn Garden City +1 6 £330 - 1
Stevenage 0 5 £195 -16.84% 1
Hemel Hempstead +5 1 - -
Watford - 1 £200 - 2
TCP/IP
East of England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 26 (50.98%) Java
2 26 (50.98%) Linux
3 23 (45.10%) Tomcat
4 22 (43.14%) Apache
5 21 (41.18%) Windows
5 21 (41.18%) SSL
6 19 (37.25%) Clustering
6 19 (37.25%) Bash Shell
7 18 (35.29%) LAPP Stack
7 18 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (35.29%) Ruby
7 18 (35.29%) Python
7 18 (35.29%) Perl
8 17 (33.33%) Puppet
9 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
9 16 (31.37%) Finance
10 15 (29.41%) ITIL
11 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
11 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
12 13 (25.49%) C#
12 13 (25.49%) LAN
12 13 (25.49%) RHCE
12 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
13 12 (23.53%) SQL
13 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
13 12 (23.53%) High Availability
13 12 (23.53%) Salt
14 11 (21.57%) MySQL
14 11 (21.57%) Microsoft

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 23 (45.10%) Tomcat
2 22 (43.14%) Apache
3 7 (13.73%) IIS
4 4 (7.84%) JBoss
5 3 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (5.88%) WebLogic
5 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
5 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.96%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 31 (60.78%) Firewall
2 21 (41.18%) SSL
3 13 (25.49%) LAN
4 11 (21.57%) WAN
5 10 (19.61%) Broadband
5 10 (19.61%) ISDN
5 10 (19.61%) Network Security
5 10 (19.61%) VPN
6 9 (17.65%) Wireless
7 6 (11.76%) DNS
8 4 (7.84%) Ethernet
8 4 (7.84%) HTTP
8 4 (7.84%) Internet
9 3 (5.88%) DHCP
9 3 (5.88%) FTP
9 3 (5.88%) LDAP
10 2 (3.92%) Wireshark
11 1 (1.96%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.96%) SAN
11 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (35.29%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (21.57%) MySQL
3 6 (11.76%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.84%) Relational Database
4 4 (7.84%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.88%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 4 (7.84%) Eclipse
1 4 (7.84%) FxCop
1 4 (7.84%) Git (software)
1 4 (7.84%) JIRA
1 4 (7.84%) Moq
1 4 (7.84%) NetBeans
1 4 (7.84%) ReSharper
1 4 (7.84%) StyleCop
1 4 (7.84%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) MSI
General
1 16 (31.37%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Telecoms
3 4 (7.84%) Military
4 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
4 2 (3.92%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Network Support
1 10 (19.61%) Software Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) .NET Developer
5 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (7.84%) C# Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Developer
5 4 (7.84%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (3.92%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (35.29%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (21.57%) LAMP
3 4 (7.84%) .NET
3 4 (7.84%) .NET Framework
3 4 (7.84%) ADO.NET
3 4 (7.84%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.84%) CSS
3 4 (7.84%) Entity Framework
3 4 (7.84%) HTML
3 4 (7.84%) LINQ
3 4 (7.84%) Middleware
3 4 (7.84%) NHibernate
3 4 (7.84%) Qt
3 4 (7.84%) REST
3 4 (7.84%) SOAP
3 4 (7.84%) WCF
3 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 4 (7.84%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) XSL
3 4 (7.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (37.25%) Clustering
2 12 (23.53%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.84%) Contactless
3 4 (7.84%) EMV
4 2 (3.92%) Device Driver
4 2 (3.92%) e-Health
4 2 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 26 (50.98%) Linux
2 21 (41.18%) Windows
3 4 (7.84%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.88%) AIX
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.92%) Unix
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 2 (3.92%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (31.37%) Software Engineering
2 15 (29.41%) ITIL
3 13 (25.49%) Configuration Management
4 12 (23.53%) High Availability
5 10 (19.61%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (17.65%) DevOps
6 9 (17.65%) Network Design
7 8 (15.69%) Network Management
8 6 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (11.76%) Validation
9 4 (7.84%) Code Coverage
9 4 (7.84%) E-Commerce
9 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
9 4 (7.84%) MVC
9 4 (7.84%) OO
9 4 (7.84%) OOP
9 4 (7.84%) Refactoring
9 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 4 (7.84%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) Java
2 19 (37.25%) Bash Shell
3 18 (35.29%) Perl
3 18 (35.29%) Python
3 18 (35.29%) Ruby
4 13 (25.49%) C#
5 12 (23.53%) SQL
6 8 (15.69%) C
7 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
7 6 (11.76%) VBScript
8 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
8 5 (9.80%) VB
9 4 (7.84%) C++
10 3 (5.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) SC Cleared
1 14 (27.45%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.49%) RHCE
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (7.84%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) CCNA
5 2 (3.92%) Degree
5 2 (3.92%) HNC
5 2 (3.92%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.96%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) BitLocker
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 17 (33.33%) Puppet
2 12 (23.53%) Salt
3 5 (9.80%) SCCM
4 3 (5.88%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.92%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (3.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.96%) vRealize
6 1 (1.96%) WMI
Vendors
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft
2 10 (19.61%) Juniper
3 9 (17.65%) Cisco
4 6 (11.76%) HP
5 4 (7.84%) Atlassian
5 4 (7.84%) IBM
6 3 (5.88%) Oracle
7 2 (3.92%) AppSense
7 2 (3.92%) BMC
7 2 (3.92%) Symantec
7 2 (3.92%) VMware
8 1 (1.96%) Computacenter
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Remedy