Period
to 16 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Kent 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 16 December 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)
South East > Kent
6 months to
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 48 48
Rank change year-on-year -9 0 +10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 9 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.67% 1.44% 2.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 9.59% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 6 10
Kent median daily rate £230 £204 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.88% -47.42% -3.13%
10th Percentile £200 £168 £350
90th Percentile £538 £286 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Kent median hourly rate - - £38.50
South East median hourly rate £16.94 £15.00 £22.13
% change year-on-year +12.92% -32.20% -1.47%

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 Kent with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Kent
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 75 73 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 13.91% 14.99% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 53 37
Kent median daily rate £319 £315 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% -16.00% -
10th Percentile £122 £168 £255
90th Percentile £536 £440 £493
South East median daily rate £389 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.39% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 7
Kent median hourly rate £25.69 £14.45 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +77.79% -61.47% +200.00%
10th Percentile £25.20 £14.45 £26.33
90th Percentile £89.45 £14.45 £40.25
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -32.00% -7.41% +36.16%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Kent.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Kent

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Kent

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Kent over the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Kent

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Kent

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 6 months to 16 December 2017. 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
Folkestone - 1 £138 -
Maidstone - 1 £230 -
Tonbridge - 1 £200 -
TCP/IP
South East

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 Kent region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) Finance
3 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (33.33%) SCCM
5 3 (33.33%) Firewall
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) WAN
5 3 (33.33%) VPN
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) Office 365
5 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (33.33%) Eikon
5 3 (33.33%) FactSet
6 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
6 2 (22.22%) F5
6 2 (22.22%) WAAS
6 2 (22.22%) Aruba
6 2 (22.22%) TippingPoint
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (22.22%) FireEye
6 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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 1 (11.11%) Apache
1 1 (11.11%) EPiServer
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) JBoss
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
1 1 (11.11%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (33.33%) Eikon
2 1 (11.11%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
1 3 (33.33%) LAN
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) Wireless
2 2 (22.22%) BIG-IP
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 2 (22.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 2 (22.22%) WAAS
3 1 (11.11%) DHCP
3 1 (11.11%) Internet
3 1 (11.11%) Multicast
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security
3 1 (11.11%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
General
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Desktop Support
1 5 (55.56%) Support Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support
3 2 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Applications Support
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) ASP.NET
1 1 (11.11%) CSS
1 1 (11.11%) J2EE
1 1 (11.11%) Middleware
1 1 (11.11%) Rendezvous
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (11.11%) Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (11.11%) Solaris
5 1 (11.11%) Unix
5 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Asset Management
2 1 (11.11%) Change Management
2 1 (11.11%) E-Commerce
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) CCIE
1 1 (11.11%) CCNP
1 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft App-V
2 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
3 1 (11.11%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (44.44%) Bloomberg
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) FactSet
4 2 (22.22%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 2 (22.22%) Aruba
4 2 (22.22%) Blue Coat
4 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 2 (22.22%) F5
4 2 (22.22%) FireEye
4 2 (22.22%) Juniper
4 2 (22.22%) Palo Alto
4 2 (22.22%) Riverbed
4 2 (22.22%) TippingPoint
5 1 (11.11%) BEA
5 1 (11.11%) Dell
5 1 (11.11%) HP
5 1 (11.11%) Lotus
5 1 (11.11%) Red Hat
5 1 (11.11%) TIBCO