The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for ICMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
England / London
Rank 388 426 407
Rank change year-on-year +38 -19  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 12 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.062% 0.009% 0.010%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.071% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 2
Median daily rate £500 £363 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -21.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £333 £453
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £393 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £340 £195
% change year-on-year +54.41% +74.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

ICMP 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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2440 2799 2845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1895 1828
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 85
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for ICMP in London

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ICMP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for ICMP in London

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ICMP in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ICMP in London

ICMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing ICMP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICMP in London

ICMP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the London region over the 3 months to 24 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
New Malden - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
City of London - 1 - -
ICMP
England

ICMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ICMP 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 London region with a requirement for ICMP.

1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 15 (75.00%) MPLS
3 14 (70.00%) OSPF
3 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
3 14 (70.00%) SNMP
4 12 (60.00%) Firewall
5 11 (55.00%) BGP
5 11 (55.00%) CCIE
5 11 (55.00%) Network Management
6 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (50.00%) Network Design
6 10 (50.00%) IPsec
7 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
7 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (40.00%) SSH
8 8 (40.00%) CCNP
8 8 (40.00%) VPN
9 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
9 7 (35.00%) SOA
9 7 (35.00%) VLAN
9 7 (35.00%) 802.1X
9 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
10 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (30.00%) People Management
10 6 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
10 6 (30.00%) Military
10 6 (30.00%) JNCIE
10 6 (30.00%) Network Security
10 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (30.00%) ADSL

ICMP
Top Related IT Skills in London 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:

Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Excel
2 6 (30.00%) MS Visio
3 5 (25.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) MPLS
2 14 (70.00%) OSPF
2 14 (70.00%) SNMP
3 12 (60.00%) Firewall
4 11 (55.00%) BGP
5 10 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (50.00%) IPsec
6 8 (40.00%) SSH
6 8 (40.00%) VPN
7 7 (35.00%) VLAN
8 6 (30.00%) ADSL
8 6 (30.00%) EIGRP
8 6 (30.00%) IPv4
8 6 (30.00%) IPv6
8 6 (30.00%) Network Security
8 6 (30.00%) WAN
9 5 (25.00%) 802.11
9 5 (25.00%) L2TP
9 5 (25.00%) RIP
9 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 5 (25.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (30.00%) Military
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms
4 2 (10.00%) Manufacturing
5 1 (5.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
1 8 (40.00%) Network Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Telecoms Architect
4 2 (10.00%) Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Network Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Analyst
5 1 (5.00%) Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Network Designer
5 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (35.00%) 802.1X
2 5 (25.00%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 6 (30.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (30.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (5.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 6 (30.00%) Unix
2 4 (20.00%) FreeBSD
2 4 (20.00%) Windows
2 4 (20.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Network Management
2 10 (50.00%) Network Design
3 7 (35.00%) SOA
4 6 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (30.00%) People Management
5 5 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (10.00%) Network Architecture
6 2 (10.00%) Programme Management
6 2 (10.00%) Security Operations
6 2 (10.00%) SIEM
6 2 (10.00%) Time Management
7 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (5.00%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (5.00%) SDLC
7 1 (5.00%) Virtual Environments
7 1 (5.00%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (55.00%) CCIE
3 8 (40.00%) CCNP
4 6 (30.00%) JNCIE
5 4 (20.00%) CCDP
6 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) CCSA
7 2 (10.00%) CCSE
7 2 (10.00%) CISSP
7 2 (10.00%) CLAS
7 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 2 (10.00%) GCIH
7 2 (10.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (25.00%) Forefront TMG
1 5 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
1 5 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (25.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) Nessus
1 5 (25.00%) WhatsUp Gold
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) BT
3 5 (25.00%) HP
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) F5
5 2 (10.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (10.00%) Meraki
6 1 (5.00%) Juniper
6 1 (5.00%) ServiceNow