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 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.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
England / London
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 396 420 421
Rank change year-on-year +24 +1  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 16 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.078% 0.037% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.27% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Median daily rate £549 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.52% +10.52%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £337 £525
% change year-on-year +55.67% -35.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% -  

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 2244 3010 3113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.98% 13.89% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1497 2047 2008
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 93
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £18.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +16.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 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
City of London -3 2 £535 - 1
ICMP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 20 (71.43%) MPLS
2 20 (71.43%) Firewall
3 18 (64.29%) BGP
4 17 (60.71%) SNMP
4 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (57.14%) OSPF
5 16 (57.14%) CCIE
5 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (50.00%) VPN
6 14 (50.00%) IPv4
6 14 (50.00%) IPv6
6 14 (50.00%) SOA
6 14 (50.00%) Network Management
7 13 (46.43%) Continuous Improvement
7 13 (46.43%) Military
7 13 (46.43%) JNCIE
7 13 (46.43%) VLAN
7 13 (46.43%) Network Security
8 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (42.86%) People Management
8 12 (42.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 10 (35.71%) Network Design
9 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
10 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
10 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (28.57%) WAN
12 7 (25.00%) Unix
12 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
13 6 (21.43%) LAN

ICMP
Co-occurring 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 2 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (60.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (10.71%) GitHub
3 3 (10.71%) SaaS
4 1 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (71.43%) Firewall
1 20 (71.43%) MPLS
2 18 (64.29%) BGP
3 17 (60.71%) SNMP
4 16 (57.14%) OSPF
5 14 (50.00%) IPv4
5 14 (50.00%) IPv6
5 14 (50.00%) VPN
6 13 (46.43%) Network Security
6 13 (46.43%) VLAN
7 10 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 9 (32.14%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (28.57%) WAN
10 6 (21.43%) DNS
10 6 (21.43%) LAN
11 5 (17.86%) ADSL
11 5 (17.86%) IPsec
12 4 (14.29%) Wireless
13 3 (10.71%) EIGRP
13 3 (10.71%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 13 (46.43%) Military
2 9 (32.14%) Telecoms
3 2 (7.14%) Finance
3 2 (7.14%) Retail
4 1 (3.57%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Architect
1 17 (60.71%) Network Architect
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco Architect
2 10 (35.71%) Cisco Network Architect
3 9 (32.14%) Telecoms Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Cloud Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (7.14%) Network Technical Architect
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Designer
6 1 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (3.57%) Voice Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.86%) 802.1X
2 3 (10.71%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (10.71%) Kafka
2 3 (10.71%) Node.js
2 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 2 (7.14%) COM
4 1 (3.57%) React
Miscellaneous
1 12 (42.86%) Analytical Skills
1 12 (42.86%) Hybrid Cloud
2 7 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 3 (10.71%) Client/Server
4 2 (7.14%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (7.14%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (25.00%) Unix
2 5 (17.86%) Linux
3 2 (7.14%) FreeBSD
3 2 (7.14%) Windows
3 2 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (50.00%) Network Management
1 14 (50.00%) SOA
2 13 (46.43%) Continuous Improvement
3 12 (42.86%) People Management
4 10 (35.71%) Network Design
5 6 (21.43%) Load Balancing
6 5 (17.86%) DevOps
6 5 (17.86%) High Availability
7 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.71%) Open Source
8 2 (7.14%) Business Continuity
8 2 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (7.14%) Change Control
8 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
8 2 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (7.14%) Performance Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Scrum
8 2 (7.14%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.14%) TOGAF
8 2 (7.14%) Zachman Framework
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) Bash Shell
1 3 (10.71%) Java
1 3 (10.71%) Python
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (57.14%) CCIE
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (46.43%) JNCIE
3 3 (10.71%) CCDP
3 3 (10.71%) CCNP
4 2 (7.14%) SC Cleared
4 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 3 (10.71%) Docker
2 2 (7.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Consul
2 2 (7.14%) Mesos
2 2 (7.14%) Nagios
2 2 (7.14%) Nessus
2 2 (7.14%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Chronos
3 1 (3.57%) Marathon
Vendors
1 23 (82.14%) Cisco
2 5 (17.86%) F5
3 3 (10.71%) Fortinet
4 2 (7.14%) BT
4 2 (7.14%) HP
4 2 (7.14%) Juniper
4 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 2 (7.14%) VMware
5 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.57%) Nortel
5 1 (3.57%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.57%) Redback
5 1 (3.57%) WatchGuard
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