Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 243 205 181
Rank change year-on-year -38 -24 -21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 452 626 634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.11% 1.36% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.78% 11.11% 13.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 412 476
London median daily rate £475 £486 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.31% +11.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £169 £155 £158
90th Percentile £638 £656 £625
England median daily rate £425 £435 £425
% change year-on-year -2.30% +2.35% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 31 25
London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.53% -57.50% +196.30%
10th Percentile £19.03 £17.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £48.88 £52.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £24.16
% change year-on-year +9.76% -15.13% +27.13%

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 4,192 5,637 4,851
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.33% 12.24% 11.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,822 3,918 3,220
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £213 £208 £235
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 165 135
London median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £21.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.46% +3.20%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.82
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.50 £49.68
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.11% -26.00%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 +9 143 £475 -1.30% 86
West London -3 25 £475 +5.56% 28
South London +25 12 £385 -23.95% 11
East London -4 11 £150 -72.73% 15
North London -6 1 £375 +36.36% 6
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 189 (41.81%) DNS
2 179 (39.60%) Windows
3 175 (38.72%) Linux
4 137 (30.31%) DHCP
5 133 (29.42%) Active Directory
6 128 (28.32%) Firewall
7 115 (25.44%) HTTP
8 111 (24.56%) Java
9 109 (24.12%) Microsoft
10 108 (23.89%) WAN
10 108 (23.89%) DevOps
11 96 (21.24%) VPN
12 90 (19.91%) LAN
13 86 (19.03%) Cisco
13 86 (19.03%) Finance
14 83 (18.36%) IPsec
14 83 (18.36%) SSL
15 82 (18.14%) Configuration Management
16 81 (17.92%) ITIL
17 79 (17.48%) VMware
18 75 (16.59%) Jenkins
19 73 (16.15%) Puppet
20 72 (15.93%) BGP
21 70 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
21 70 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
22 69 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
23 67 (14.82%) OSPF
24 65 (14.38%) Office 365
25 64 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
26 63 (13.94%) FTP

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 40 (8.85%) Apache
2 38 (8.41%) MS Exchange
3 31 (6.86%) IIS
4 23 (5.09%) Tomcat
5 17 (3.76%) Elasticsearch
5 17 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2010
5 17 (3.76%) WebSphere
6 16 (3.54%) Jetty
6 16 (3.54%) SharePoint
6 16 (3.54%) Skype for Business
7 13 (2.88%) nginx
8 11 (2.43%) Apache Spark
8 11 (2.43%) Mongrel
9 10 (2.21%) Confluence
10 9 (1.99%) WebLogic
11 6 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.33%) SAS
12 4 (0.88%) GlassFish
12 4 (0.88%) JCAPS
12 4 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (11.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.66%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Stata
Business Applications
1 1 (0.22%) BASE24
1 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.22%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 70 (15.49%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (14.38%) Office 365
3 62 (13.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (5.53%) Google Cloud Platform
5 19 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (4.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 11 (2.43%) Google App Engine
6 11 (2.43%) IaaS
7 10 (2.21%) Serverless
8 9 (1.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 8 (1.77%) PaaS
9 8 (1.77%) Route 53
10 7 (1.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 7 (1.55%) Amazon Kinesis
10 7 (1.55%) Amazon S3
10 7 (1.55%) Slack
11 5 (1.11%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.11%) G Suite
12 4 (0.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 189 (41.81%) DNS
2 137 (30.31%) DHCP
3 128 (28.32%) Firewall
4 115 (25.44%) HTTP
5 108 (23.89%) WAN
6 96 (21.24%) VPN
7 90 (19.91%) LAN
8 83 (18.36%) IPsec
8 83 (18.36%) SSL
9 72 (15.93%) BGP
10 67 (14.82%) OSPF
11 63 (13.94%) FTP
12 56 (12.39%) VLAN
13 53 (11.73%) Wireless
14 41 (9.07%) Internet
15 34 (7.52%) Network Security
16 32 (7.08%) MPLS
17 30 (6.64%) Ethernet
18 28 (6.19%) SNMP
19 27 (5.97%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (11.95%) NoSQL
2 48 (10.62%) MongoDB
3 46 (10.18%) MySQL
4 42 (9.29%) Relational Database
5 37 (8.19%) SQL Server
6 33 (7.30%) RDBMS
7 24 (5.31%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.65%) Big Data
9 10 (2.21%) Apache Cassandra
9 10 (2.21%) Hadoop
10 7 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (1.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 4 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
13 2 (0.44%) Apache Hive
13 2 (0.44%) GIS
13 2 (0.44%) HBase
13 2 (0.44%) Pentaho
13 2 (0.44%) PowerCenter
13 2 (0.44%) Redis
13 2 (0.44%) Riak
Development Applications
1 75 (16.59%) Jenkins
2 51 (11.28%) Git (software)
3 40 (8.85%) Travis CI
4 24 (5.31%) JUnit
5 18 (3.98%) Gradle
6 17 (3.76%) Mockito
7 13 (2.88%) JIRA
7 13 (2.88%) Subversion
8 12 (2.65%) Gatling
9 11 (2.43%) Geb
9 11 (2.43%) GitLab
9 11 (2.43%) gulp
9 11 (2.43%) Maven
9 11 (2.43%) Spock
10 8 (1.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 8 (1.77%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.55%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (1.11%) Ant
12 5 (1.11%) Hudson
13 3 (0.66%) Selenium
General
1 86 (19.03%) Finance
2 33 (7.30%) Banking
3 20 (4.42%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.43%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.77%) Law
6 7 (1.55%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.11%) Back Office
7 5 (1.11%) Legal
7 5 (1.11%) Multimedia
7 5 (1.11%) Retail
8 3 (0.66%) Electronics
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) German Language
9 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) Military
10 1 (0.22%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 71 (15.71%) Network Engineer
2 63 (13.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 60 (13.27%) Developer
4 56 (12.39%) Analyst
5 37 (8.19%) Desktop Support
6 35 (7.74%) Support Engineer
7 31 (6.86%) Java Developer
8 27 (5.97%) Architect
8 27 (5.97%) Desktop Engineer
9 25 (5.53%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (5.31%) Senior Network Engineer
11 23 (5.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 22 (4.87%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 21 (4.65%) Service Analyst
14 20 (4.42%) Support Analyst
15 18 (3.98%) Administrator
16 17 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
17 16 (3.54%) Agile Developer
17 16 (3.54%) Agile Java Developer
18 15 (3.32%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (8.19%) Spring
2 34 (7.52%) Web Services
3 30 (6.64%) REST
4 28 (6.19%) .NET
5 27 (5.97%) 802.1X
5 27 (5.97%) Guice
6 23 (5.09%) J2EE
7 20 (4.42%) Kafka
8 18 (3.98%) SOAP
9 17 (3.76%) CSS
9 17 (3.76%) HTML
10 15 (3.32%) HTML5
11 13 (2.88%) XML
12 12 (2.65%) Servlets
13 11 (2.43%) AngularJS
13 11 (2.43%) OAuth
13 11 (2.43%) RESTful
13 11 (2.43%) WireMock
14 10 (2.21%) Dropwizard
14 10 (2.21%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 26 (5.75%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (3.76%) Management Information System
4 11 (2.43%) Video Conferencing
5 10 (2.21%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
6 9 (1.99%) PKI
6 9 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.77%) iPhone
8 7 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.55%) iPad
9 6 (1.33%) Blackberry
9 6 (1.33%) Clustering
9 6 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
9 6 (1.33%) Handset
10 5 (1.11%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (0.88%) Replication
12 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (0.66%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 179 (39.60%) Windows
2 175 (38.72%) Linux
3 61 (13.50%) Unix
3 61 (13.50%) Windows 7
4 56 (12.39%) Windows 10
5 54 (11.95%) Windows Server
6 29 (6.42%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (5.09%) Android
9 18 (3.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.10%) Apple iOS
10 14 (3.10%) Windows 8
11 11 (2.43%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.33%) CentOS
13 5 (1.11%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.11%) Solaris
13 5 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
14 4 (0.88%) SUSE
14 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (23.89%) DevOps
2 82 (18.14%) Configuration Management
3 81 (17.92%) ITIL
4 70 (15.49%) Continuous Integration
5 64 (14.16%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (13.05%) Microservices
7 56 (12.39%) Test Automation
8 52 (11.50%) Open Source
9 48 (10.62%) Problem-Solving
10 41 (9.07%) Migration
11 36 (7.96%) TDD
12 32 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 29 (6.42%) Target Operating Model
13 29 (6.42%) Thought Leadership
14 28 (6.19%) Network Design
14 28 (6.19%) OO
14 28 (6.19%) OOP
15 26 (5.75%) Change Management
15 26 (5.75%) Network Management
16 25 (5.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 111 (24.56%) Java
2 63 (13.94%) Python
3 58 (12.83%) PowerShell
4 36 (7.96%) SQL
5 25 (5.53%) Bash Shell
6 24 (5.31%) Shell Script
7 23 (5.09%) C#
7 23 (5.09%) Perl
8 22 (4.87%) C
9 21 (4.65%) JavaScript
10 17 (3.76%) Ruby
11 15 (3.32%) Go
12 13 (2.88%) ES6
12 13 (2.88%) TypeScript
13 11 (2.43%) Java 8
14 10 (2.21%) C++
15 7 (1.55%) PHP
15 7 (1.55%) VBScript
16 6 (1.33%) Groovy
16 6 (1.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 69 (15.27%) Cisco Certification
2 45 (9.96%) CCNP
3 40 (8.85%) Security Cleared
4 33 (7.30%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (6.86%) CCIE
6 30 (6.64%) CCNA
7 25 (5.53%) Degree
8 24 (5.31%) SC Cleared
9 17 (3.76%) MCSE
10 15 (3.32%) MCSA
11 12 (2.65%) A+ Certification
12 11 (2.43%) JNCIP
13 9 (1.99%) CISSP
14 8 (1.77%) DV Cleared
14 8 (1.77%) MCDST
14 8 (1.77%) MCP
15 7 (1.55%) BPSS Clearance
15 7 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (1.33%) DBS Check
16 6 (1.33%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.65%) SLA
2 8 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.55%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) NIST
5 2 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.44%) GDPR
5 2 (0.44%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.44%) PMO
6 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 133 (29.42%) Active Directory
2 63 (13.94%) Docker
3 55 (12.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 33 (7.30%) Virtual Machines
5 24 (5.31%) Hyper-V
6 12 (2.65%) Xen
7 11 (2.43%) vSphere
8 9 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (1.55%) Apache Flume
9 7 (1.55%) HDFS
9 7 (1.55%) XenApp
10 6 (1.33%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (1.33%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.11%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
12 4 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 3 (0.66%) Shibboleth
14 2 (0.44%) LXC
14 2 (0.44%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 73 (16.15%) Puppet
2 53 (11.73%) SCCM
3 51 (11.28%) Kubernetes
4 49 (10.84%) Ansible
5 35 (7.74%) Terraform
6 31 (6.86%) Opscode Chef
7 18 (3.98%) SCOM
8 11 (2.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 11 (2.43%) Nagios
9 10 (2.21%) Docker Swarm
9 10 (2.21%) NetBackup
10 8 (1.77%) Cacti
11 7 (1.55%) WSUS
12 6 (1.33%) Perfmon
12 6 (1.33%) Prometheus
12 6 (1.33%) WMI
13 5 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
13 5 (1.11%) Control-M
13 5 (1.11%) Iperf
13 5 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 109 (24.12%) Microsoft
2 86 (19.03%) Cisco
3 79 (17.48%) VMware
4 46 (10.18%) F5
5 39 (8.63%) Citrix
5 39 (8.63%) Palo Alto
6 31 (6.86%) Juniper
7 28 (6.19%) CheckPoint
8 23 (5.09%) SolarWinds
9 21 (4.65%) Google
10 20 (4.42%) Fortinet
11 18 (3.98%) Red Hat
12 17 (3.76%) Riverbed
13 15 (3.32%) Apple
13 15 (3.32%) Dell
14 14 (3.10%) HP
14 14 (3.10%) Splunk
15 12 (2.65%) Oracle
16 11 (2.43%) Aerohive Networks
17 10 (2.21%) IBM