Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 2021 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
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 222 240
Rank change year-on-year -62 +18 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 337 153 400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.94% 1.09% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 9.75% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 113 284
10th Percentile £206 £238 £143
25th Percentile £324 £380 £240
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £400
Median % change year-on-year - +25.00% -8.57%
75th Percentile £645 £575 £550
90th Percentile £750 £657 £638
England median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 21
10th Percentile £22.00 " £20.75
25th Percentile £30.15 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate £43.19 £26.50 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year +62.98% +23.26% -10.42%
75th Percentile £46.46 £31.38 £48.75
90th Percentile £49.15 £36.55 £51.25
England median hourly rate £39.50 £25.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +58.00% -40.48% +107.41%

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 3,464 1,570 3,906
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.66% 11.15% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,377 1,070 2,690
10th Percentile £287 £263 £200
25th Percentile £413 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £660
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 21 99
10th Percentile £11.25 £20.00 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £23.00 £17.87
Median hourly rate £22.50 £28.00 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.64% +30.23% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £43.75 £47.25
90th Percentile £53.35 £58.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +37.52%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in London.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in London.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021. 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 -62 32 £493 +9.75% 40
South London +6 9 £456 +21.67%
East London -13 4 £263 -54.35% 16
West London -18 3 £210 -57.58% 13
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 153 (45.40%) Windows
2 115 (34.12%) Linux
3 108 (32.05%) DNS
4 102 (30.27%) Finance
5 97 (28.78%) Python
6 91 (27.00%) SQL
7 87 (25.82%) Firewall
8 85 (25.22%) Active Directory
9 82 (24.33%) Oracle
10 80 (23.74%) Microsoft
10 80 (23.74%) VMware
11 77 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (21.96%) Banking
13 72 (21.36%) AWS
14 71 (21.07%) Social Skills
15 67 (19.88%) Azure
16 62 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
17 59 (17.51%) Cisco
18 57 (16.91%) Multithreading
19 55 (16.32%) Java
19 55 (16.32%) Windows Server
20 54 (16.02%) LAN
20 54 (16.02%) DHCP
21 52 (15.43%) SSL
21 52 (15.43%) Investment Banking
22 51 (15.13%) PowerShell
23 49 (14.54%) HTTP
24 47 (13.95%) C#
24 47 (13.95%) .NET
25 46 (13.65%) Microsoft 365

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 20 (5.93%) SharePoint
2 17 (5.04%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.45%) IIS
4 12 (3.56%) Apache
5 11 (3.26%) Confluence
5 11 (3.26%) Tomcat
6 9 (2.67%) WebSphere
7 5 (1.48%) nginx
7 5 (1.48%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.19%) Traefik
9 2 (0.59%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.59%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 1 (0.30%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.30%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.30%) Jetty
10 1 (0.30%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
Applications
1 32 (9.50%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.67%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 29 (8.61%) SunGard Martini
2 7 (2.08%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.59%) Sentinel
4 1 (0.30%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.30%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 72 (21.36%) AWS
2 67 (19.88%) Azure
3 46 (13.65%) Microsoft 365
4 29 (8.61%) IaaS
5 27 (8.01%) PaaS
6 25 (7.42%) GCP
7 24 (7.12%) SaaS
8 20 (5.93%) GitHub
9 14 (4.15%) Amazon EC2
9 14 (4.15%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (2.97%) Azure Active Directory
10 10 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.78%) IBM Cloud
13 6 (1.78%) SoftLayer
14 5 (1.48%) Google Workspace
14 5 (1.48%) Kong
15 4 (1.19%) Amazon ELB
15 4 (1.19%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 108 (32.05%) DNS
2 87 (25.82%) Firewall
3 54 (16.02%) DHCP
3 54 (16.02%) LAN
4 52 (15.43%) SSL
5 49 (14.54%) HTTP
6 45 (13.35%) WAN
7 35 (10.39%) VPN
8 28 (8.31%) Wireless
9 27 (8.01%) FTP
9 27 (8.01%) Network Security
9 27 (8.01%) VoIP
10 26 (7.72%) Ethernet
10 26 (7.72%) Internet
11 25 (7.42%) SMTP
12 23 (6.82%) BGP
13 21 (6.23%) SAN
13 21 (6.23%) Wi-Fi
14 20 (5.93%) OSPF
15 19 (5.64%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (10.39%) Relational Database
2 29 (8.61%) Oracle Database
3 27 (8.01%) Oracle Database 12c
4 24 (7.12%) Hazelcast
4 24 (7.12%) Redis
5 21 (6.23%) SQL Server
6 7 (2.08%) MySQL
7 6 (1.78%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.59%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Big Data
9 1 (0.30%) DB2
9 1 (0.30%) Metadata
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Presto
9 1 (0.30%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.30%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.30%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 45 (13.35%) Git (software)
2 41 (12.17%) Jenkins
3 39 (11.57%) Subversion
4 35 (10.39%) TeamCity
5 31 (9.20%) Bitbucket
6 28 (8.31%) Artifactory
7 27 (8.01%) CppUnit
7 27 (8.01%) Oracle APEX
7 27 (8.01%) Robot Framework
7 27 (8.01%) Visual Studio
8 17 (5.04%) JIRA
9 6 (1.78%) GitLab
10 3 (0.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.89%) Serena SBM
11 2 (0.59%) GCC
11 2 (0.59%) GDB
11 2 (0.59%) GoogleTest
11 2 (0.59%) JUnit
11 2 (0.59%) Mockito
11 2 (0.59%) Vagrant
General
1 102 (30.27%) Finance
2 74 (21.96%) Banking
3 71 (21.07%) Social Skills
4 52 (15.43%) Investment Banking
5 43 (12.76%) Front Office
6 19 (5.64%) Public Sector
7 15 (4.45%) Telecoms
8 12 (3.56%) Presentation Skills
9 10 (2.97%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.97%) Back Office
10 8 (2.37%) Financial Institution
11 5 (1.48%) International Banking
11 5 (1.48%) Law
11 5 (1.48%) Organisational Skills
12 4 (1.19%) Influencing Skills
13 3 (0.89%) Documentation Skills
13 3 (0.89%) Legal
13 3 (0.89%) Publishing
14 2 (0.59%) Electronics
15 1 (0.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (20.47%) Developer
2 48 (14.24%) Analyst
3 35 (10.39%) Network Engineer
4 33 (9.79%) C++ Developer
5 32 (9.50%) Support Engineer
6 27 (8.01%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
7 26 (7.72%) Senior Developer
8 25 (7.42%) Java Developer
9 24 (7.12%) Senior Java Developer
10 21 (6.23%) Architect
10 21 (6.23%) Support Analyst
11 19 (5.64%) Front Office C++ Developer
11 19 (5.64%) Front Office Developer
12 15 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 15 (4.45%) Security Engineer
13 14 (4.15%) IT Engineer
14 13 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support
14 13 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
14 13 (3.86%) IT Support
15 12 (3.56%) Investment Banking Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.95%) .NET
2 43 (12.76%) REST
3 40 (11.87%) XML
4 35 (10.39%) AngularJS
5 34 (10.09%) JSON
6 33 (9.79%) .NET Core
7 32 (9.50%) gRPC
8 30 (8.90%) STL
9 28 (8.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 27 (8.01%) .NET Framework
11 24 (7.12%) Memcached
11 24 (7.12%) RESTful
11 24 (7.12%) Spring
11 24 (7.12%) Spring Boot
12 16 (4.75%) LDAP
13 15 (4.45%) Web Services
14 13 (3.86%) Middleware
15 10 (2.97%) SOAP
16 9 (2.67%) SAML
17 8 (2.37%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (9.79%) Derivative
2 31 (9.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 27 (8.01%) Data Structures
4 26 (7.72%) Algorithms
5 22 (6.53%) Clustering
5 22 (6.53%) Data Centre
6 16 (4.75%) Fibre Optics
7 15 (4.45%) Fixed Income
8 14 (4.15%) Replication
9 13 (3.86%) Public Cloud
10 12 (3.56%) Client/Server
11 11 (3.26%) Cyberthreat
12 10 (2.97%) CCTV
13 8 (2.37%) BYOD
13 8 (2.37%) PKI
13 8 (2.37%) SCADA
13 8 (2.37%) Security Operations Centre
14 7 (2.08%) Data Protection Act
15 5 (1.48%) Wiki
16 4 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 153 (45.40%) Windows
2 115 (34.12%) Linux
3 55 (16.32%) Windows Server
4 36 (10.68%) Windows 10
5 34 (10.09%) Unix
6 22 (6.53%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (5.64%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (5.34%) Windows 7
8 18 (5.34%) Windows Server 2012
9 15 (4.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 15 (4.45%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (2.67%) Solaris
10 9 (2.67%) Ubuntu
11 8 (2.37%) CentOS
12 7 (2.08%) Android
13 6 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.78%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.48%) AIX
14 5 (1.48%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (22.85%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (16.91%) Multithreading
3 45 (13.35%) DevOps
4 42 (12.46%) ITIL
5 40 (11.87%) Scrum
6 34 (10.09%) Cybersecurity
6 34 (10.09%) Unit Testing
7 33 (9.79%) Configuration Management
8 31 (9.20%) Performance Tuning
8 31 (9.20%) Test Automation
9 30 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (8.61%) Multithreaded Programming
11 28 (8.31%) Migration
11 28 (8.31%) Regression Testing
12 25 (7.42%) High Availability
12 25 (7.42%) SIEM
13 24 (7.12%) API Design
13 24 (7.12%) API Development
13 24 (7.12%) Functional Programming
13 24 (7.12%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (28.78%) Python
2 91 (27.00%) SQL
3 55 (16.32%) Java
4 51 (15.13%) PowerShell
5 47 (13.95%) C#
6 38 (11.28%) C++
7 26 (7.72%) Bash Shell
7 26 (7.72%) PL/SQL
8 25 (7.42%) Java 8
8 25 (7.42%) Scala
9 24 (7.12%) Haskell
10 22 (6.53%) Perl
11 18 (5.34%) Shell Script
12 13 (3.86%) JavaScript
13 11 (3.26%) Ruby
14 9 (2.67%) VBScript
15 6 (1.78%) TypeScript
16 5 (1.48%) C
16 5 (1.48%) Go
16 5 (1.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (9.79%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (8.61%) Security Cleared
3 26 (7.72%) SC Cleared
4 23 (6.82%) Degree
5 21 (6.23%) CCNA
6 19 (5.64%) CCNP
7 15 (4.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (3.26%) CISSP
9 10 (2.97%) CCIE
9 10 (2.97%) MCSE
10 7 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
11 6 (1.78%) CISM
11 6 (1.78%) CRISC
11 6 (1.78%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.78%) JNCIP
12 5 (1.48%) CCDA
12 5 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.48%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.48%) JNCIA
12 5 (1.48%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.56%) GDPR
2 11 (3.26%) SLA
3 9 (2.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.37%) NCSC
5 7 (2.08%) QA
6 2 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.59%) NIST
7 1 (0.30%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.30%) DICOM
7 1 (0.30%) FISMA
7 1 (0.30%) HL7
7 1 (0.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (25.22%) Active Directory
2 62 (18.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (7.72%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (5.64%) Docker
5 13 (3.86%) NFS
6 10 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (2.67%) vSphere
8 8 (2.37%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (2.37%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.48%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.19%) Veritas File System
10 4 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.89%) Xen
12 2 (0.59%) LXC
12 2 (0.59%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.59%) XenApp
12 2 (0.59%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.30%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (10.09%) Ansible
1 34 (10.09%) BladeLogic
2 32 (9.50%) Terraform
3 25 (7.42%) SCCM
4 23 (6.82%) Puppet
5 22 (6.53%) Kubernetes
6 15 (4.45%) QRadar
7 11 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (2.67%) WSUS
9 8 (2.37%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (2.37%) EMC NetWorker
9 8 (2.37%) Tivoli
9 8 (2.37%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 7 (2.08%) Control-M
10 7 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (2.08%) Nagios
10 7 (2.08%) NetBackup
11 6 (1.78%) Netcool
11 6 (1.78%) Packer
11 6 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 82 (24.33%) Oracle
2 80 (23.74%) Microsoft
2 80 (23.74%) VMware
3 59 (17.51%) Cisco
4 33 (9.79%) Splunk
5 29 (8.61%) SunGard
6 27 (8.01%) FIS
7 26 (7.72%) Dell
7 26 (7.72%) IBM
8 24 (7.12%) Citrix
9 22 (6.53%) Palo Alto
9 22 (6.53%) ServiceNow
10 19 (5.64%) Red Hat
11 18 (5.34%) HP
12 17 (5.04%) EMC
12 17 (5.04%) Juniper
13 15 (4.45%) BMC
13 15 (4.45%) F5
13 15 (4.45%) Google
14 14 (4.15%) NetApp