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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 42 49 29
Rank change year-on-year +7 -20  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 3 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.00% 1.47% 3.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 11.67% 20.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 7
Median daily rate £160 £200 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -58.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £187 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £470 £528
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +17.14% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.47 £19.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -5.28% +25.80%  

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 Kent with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 60 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 12.00% 12.58% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 49 22
Median daily rate £338 £201 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +68.32% -46.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £195 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £485 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
Median hourly rate £27.38 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.55% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Kent 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 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 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

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Brocade
2 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA

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:

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Ethernet
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Engineer
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Brocade
2 2 (66.67%) HP