Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 13 November 2019 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)
England > London
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 229 229 173
Rank change year-on-year 0 -56 -13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 403 564 756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.22% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.21% 10.90% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 378 554
London median daily rate £400 £438 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% -5.41% +8.82%
10th Percentile £143 £177 £172
90th Percentile £638 £625 £656
England median daily rate £398 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.64% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 27 21
London median hourly rate £21.50 £24.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.42% +12.15% -0.47%
10th Percentile £18.51 £17.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £31.69 £50.00
England median hourly rate £42.00 £23.25 £22.25
% change year-on-year +80.65% +4.49% -38.19%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,946 5,172 5,364
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.87% 11.19% 11.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,678 3,558 3,629
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £191 £200 £213
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 134 146
London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.00 £19.57
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +12.42% +3.00%
10th Percentile £13.93 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £55.21 £47.83
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.95% -16.89%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
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 TCP/IP within the London region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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
Central London +10 105 £400 -5.88% 63
East London +43 26 £145 -55.73% 20
West London +3 23 £394 +12.50% 29
South London +58 16 £288 -43.21% 8
North London - 1 £450 - 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 207 (51.36%) Windows
2 145 (35.98%) DNS
3 132 (32.75%) Linux
4 123 (30.52%) Active Directory
5 107 (26.55%) Firewall
6 101 (25.06%) VPN
6 101 (25.06%) DHCP
7 96 (23.82%) Cisco
8 93 (23.08%) WAN
8 93 (23.08%) LAN
9 92 (22.83%) ITIL
9 92 (22.83%) Microsoft
10 85 (21.09%) HTTP
11 77 (19.11%) Cisco Certification
11 77 (19.11%) Finance
12 76 (18.86%) Java
12 76 (18.86%) Windows 7
13 75 (18.61%) Office 365
14 69 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
14 69 (17.12%) Windows 10
15 67 (16.63%) VMware
16 65 (16.13%) BGP
16 65 (16.13%) Windows Server
17 58 (14.39%) CCNP
18 56 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
19 54 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
20 52 (12.90%) Ethernet
20 52 (12.90%) OSPF
21 51 (12.66%) Unix
21 51 (12.66%) Python

TCP/IP
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:

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (6.45%) Apache
3 25 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 16 (3.97%) IIS
6 14 (3.47%) Tomcat
7 13 (3.23%) Skype for Business
8 11 (2.73%) Elasticsearch
9 10 (2.48%) Confluence
10 6 (1.49%) Jetty
11 5 (1.24%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (0.99%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.50%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.50%) JBoss
14 2 (0.50%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 54 (13.40%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) RMDS
3 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 75 (18.61%) Office 365
2 43 (10.67%) Azure
3 41 (10.17%) AWS
4 17 (4.22%) PaaS
5 12 (2.98%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.98%) GCP
6 9 (2.23%) GitHub
6 9 (2.23%) IaaS
7 7 (1.74%) Route 53
8 6 (1.49%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.74%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.74%) G Suite
11 3 (0.74%) Power Platform
11 3 (0.74%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.50%) Slack
13 1 (0.25%) npm
13 1 (0.25%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 145 (35.98%) DNS
2 107 (26.55%) Firewall
3 101 (25.06%) DHCP
3 101 (25.06%) VPN
4 93 (23.08%) LAN
4 93 (23.08%) WAN
5 85 (21.09%) HTTP
6 65 (16.13%) BGP
7 52 (12.90%) Ethernet
7 52 (12.90%) OSPF
8 49 (12.16%) Wireless
9 44 (10.92%) IPsec
10 42 (10.42%) VLAN
11 41 (10.17%) MPLS
12 39 (9.68%) Internet
12 39 (9.68%) SSL
13 38 (9.43%) VoIP
14 34 (8.44%) Network Security
15 26 (6.45%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (5.96%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.72%) NoSQL
3 14 (3.47%) MongoDB
4 13 (3.23%) MySQL
4 13 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (2.98%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.99%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.74%) Big Data
8 6 (1.49%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.24%) Blockchain
10 4 (0.99%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.74%) Cloudera CDH
11 3 (0.74%) Power BI
12 2 (0.50%) DB2
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2017
12 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 49 (12.16%) Jenkins
2 48 (11.91%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.71%) JUnit
4 18 (4.47%) Mockito
4 18 (4.47%) Subversion
5 17 (4.22%) Gradle
6 13 (3.23%) GitLab
7 11 (2.73%) Gatling
8 10 (2.48%) Geb
8 10 (2.48%) JIRA
8 10 (2.48%) Maven
8 10 (2.48%) Spock
9 6 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (1.24%) gulp
10 5 (1.24%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 4 (0.99%) Hudson
11 4 (0.99%) Travis CI
12 3 (0.74%) FindBugs
12 3 (0.74%) Mercurial
12 3 (0.74%) SonarQube
General
1 77 (19.11%) Finance
2 33 (8.19%) Telecoms
3 31 (7.69%) Banking
4 14 (3.47%) Investment Banking
4 14 (3.47%) Public Sector
5 11 (2.73%) Front Office
6 8 (1.99%) Multimedia
7 6 (1.49%) Electronics
7 6 (1.49%) Law
8 5 (1.24%) Advertising
8 5 (1.24%) Marketing
9 4 (0.99%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.99%) Legal
9 4 (0.99%) Mandarin Language
10 3 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.74%) Retail
11 2 (0.50%) Back Office
12 1 (0.25%) Local Government
12 1 (0.25%) Publishing
12 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 72 (17.87%) Network Engineer
2 49 (12.16%) Analyst
3 42 (10.42%) Developer
4 36 (8.93%) Desktop Support
5 33 (8.19%) Support Engineer
6 29 (7.20%) Java Developer
7 26 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (6.20%) Agile Developer
8 25 (6.20%) Agile Java Developer
9 24 (5.96%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
10 21 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 18 (4.47%) IT Support
12 16 (3.97%) Architect
12 16 (3.97%) Service Analyst
13 15 (3.72%) Cisco Engineer
13 15 (3.72%) Security Engineer
14 14 (3.47%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (3.47%) Senior Network Engineer
14 14 (3.47%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (8.93%) Spring
2 29 (7.20%) REST
2 29 (7.20%) Web Services
3 28 (6.95%) Guice
4 23 (5.71%) 802.1X
5 16 (3.97%) SOAP
6 13 (3.23%) OAuth
7 12 (2.98%) Kafka
7 12 (2.98%) OAuth2
8 11 (2.73%) Spring Boot
9 10 (2.48%) Dropwizard
9 10 (2.48%) Ratpack
9 10 (2.48%) WireMock
10 9 (2.23%) FIX Protocol
11 8 (1.99%) Django
12 7 (1.74%) AngularJS
12 7 (1.74%) Elastic Stack
12 7 (1.74%) Ember.js
13 5 (1.24%) HTML
13 5 (1.24%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 47 (11.66%) Data Centre
2 19 (4.71%) Fibre Optics
3 18 (4.47%) Management Information System
4 15 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
5 14 (3.47%) Video Conferencing
6 12 (2.98%) PKI
7 8 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
7 8 (1.99%) iPhone
8 7 (1.74%) iPad
8 7 (1.74%) Mobile Computing
9 6 (1.49%) Handset
9 6 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.24%) Derivative
10 5 (1.24%) Equities
10 5 (1.24%) Linux Command Line
10 5 (1.24%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.99%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.99%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.74%) Clustering
12 3 (0.74%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 207 (51.36%) Windows
2 132 (32.75%) Linux
3 76 (18.86%) Windows 7
4 69 (17.12%) Windows 10
5 65 (16.13%) Windows Server
6 51 (12.66%) Unix
7 37 (9.18%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (5.46%) Android
10 18 (4.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.22%) Windows 8
12 15 (3.72%) Mac OS X
13 12 (2.98%) CentOS
14 11 (2.73%) Ubuntu
14 11 (2.73%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (2.48%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.99%) Solaris
16 8 (1.99%) SUSE
17 6 (1.49%) Mac OS
18 5 (1.24%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (22.83%) ITIL
2 69 (17.12%) Agile Software Development
3 56 (13.90%) Problem-Solving
4 43 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
5 36 (8.93%) DevOps
6 31 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 29 (7.20%) Configuration Management
7 29 (7.20%) TDD
8 28 (6.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 27 (6.70%) Unit Testing
10 25 (6.20%) Change Management
10 25 (6.20%) Network Management
11 24 (5.96%) Network Design
11 24 (5.96%) Root Cause Analysis
11 24 (5.96%) Scrum
12 22 (5.46%) Migration
12 22 (5.46%) Project Management
12 22 (5.46%) Software Engineering
13 21 (5.21%) High Availability
14 20 (4.96%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 76 (18.86%) Java
2 51 (12.66%) Python
3 46 (11.41%) PowerShell
4 39 (9.68%) SQL
5 27 (6.70%) Bash Shell
6 17 (4.22%) JavaScript
6 17 (4.22%) Ruby
7 16 (3.97%) Go
7 16 (3.97%) Perl
8 13 (3.23%) C#
9 12 (2.98%) C
9 12 (2.98%) C++
10 11 (2.73%) TypeScript
11 10 (2.48%) Java 8
12 9 (2.23%) Shell Script
13 4 (0.99%) ES6
13 4 (0.99%) VBScript
14 2 (0.50%) Groovy
14 2 (0.50%) Scala
14 2 (0.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 77 (19.11%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (14.39%) CCNP
3 38 (9.43%) CCNA
4 34 (8.44%) Security Cleared
5 26 (6.45%) CCIE
6 21 (5.21%) SC Cleared
7 17 (4.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.47%) Degree
9 11 (2.73%) CCDA
10 10 (2.48%) DBS Check
10 10 (2.48%) JNCIP
10 10 (2.48%) MCSE
11 9 (2.23%) CISSP
12 8 (1.99%) DV Cleared
13 7 (1.74%) CEH
13 7 (1.74%) CREST Certified
13 7 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.74%) JNCIA
13 7 (1.74%) JNCIS
14 6 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.48%) SLA
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.49%) QA
4 5 (1.24%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.74%) COBIT
5 3 (0.74%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.50%) GDPR
7 1 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.25%) NIST
7 1 (0.25%) PMO
7 1 (0.25%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (30.52%) Active Directory
2 42 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (7.20%) Docker
4 28 (6.95%) Hyper-V
5 15 (3.72%) vSphere
6 13 (3.23%) XenApp
7 11 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (2.73%) XenDesktop
8 9 (2.23%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.74%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 3 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.50%) NFS
11 2 (0.50%) ProxySG
11 2 (0.50%) Samba
11 2 (0.50%) Veritas Cluster Server
11 2 (0.50%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (8.68%) Ansible
1 35 (8.68%) Kubernetes
2 33 (8.19%) Puppet
3 32 (7.94%) Terraform
4 30 (7.44%) SCCM
5 24 (5.96%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (2.98%) Docker Swarm
7 11 (2.73%) Salt
8 9 (2.23%) Iperf
9 8 (1.99%) Cisco Prime
9 8 (1.99%) Nagios
10 7 (1.74%) FortiGate
11 6 (1.49%) Cacti
12 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
12 5 (1.24%) NetBackup
12 5 (1.24%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 5 (1.24%) ZABBIX
13 4 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
13 4 (0.99%) Kibana
Vendors
1 96 (23.82%) Cisco
2 92 (22.83%) Microsoft
3 67 (16.63%) VMware
4 39 (9.68%) Citrix
5 32 (7.94%) Palo Alto
6 28 (6.95%) Juniper
7 26 (6.45%) Fortinet
8 25 (6.20%) SolarWinds
9 22 (5.46%) CheckPoint
10 21 (5.21%) Red Hat
11 20 (4.96%) F5
12 16 (3.97%) Dell
12 16 (3.97%) Oracle
13 12 (2.98%) Aruba
14 11 (2.73%) Google
14 11 (2.73%) Riverbed
15 10 (2.48%) BMC
16 9 (2.23%) HP
16 9 (2.23%) NetApp
16 9 (2.23%) Splunk