Period
to 5 April 2020

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 5 April 2020 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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 225 182
Rank change year-on-year 0 -43 -17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 283 562 731
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.12% 1.31% 1.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.22% 12.58% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 418 537
Median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £180 £210 £198
90th Percentile £638 £638 £650
England median daily rate £425 £440 £450
% change year-on-year -3.41% -2.22% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 18
Median hourly rate £33.75 £17.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +98.53% -22.73% -50.56%
10th Percentile £18.04 £14.75 £13.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £31.48 £72.50
England median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -11.63% +19.44% -45.27%

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 2,768 4,469 5,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.00% 10.44% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,866 3,050 3,799
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £219
90th Percentile £639 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 100 169
Median hourly rate £25.34 £24.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +23.75% -21.38%
10th Percentile £14.50 £15.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.64 £49.25 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020.

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 5 April 2020. 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 -7 55 £470 -4.08% 33
East London +70 21 £405 +161.29% 10
West London +28 15 £475 -5.00% 14
South London +33 14 £250 -46.67% 6
North London +20 1 £500 +33.33% 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 124 (43.82%) Windows
2 99 (34.98%) DNS
3 87 (30.74%) Linux
4 85 (30.04%) Firewall
5 82 (28.98%) Active Directory
6 81 (28.62%) LAN
7 70 (24.73%) VPN
8 65 (22.97%) HTTP
8 65 (22.97%) DHCP
9 63 (22.26%) ITIL
10 62 (21.91%) Cisco
11 61 (21.55%) Microsoft
12 60 (21.20%) WAN
13 59 (20.85%) Finance
14 54 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
15 48 (16.96%) VMware
16 47 (16.61%) OSPF
16 47 (16.61%) BGP
17 46 (16.25%) Python
17 46 (16.25%) Java
18 45 (15.90%) Windows 10
19 44 (15.55%) Git (software)
19 44 (15.55%) AWS
20 43 (15.19%) Ethernet
21 42 (14.84%) Office 365
21 42 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
22 41 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
23 40 (14.13%) Windows 7
23 40 (14.13%) Azure
24 39 (13.78%) MPLS

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 18 (6.36%) Apache
2 17 (6.01%) Elasticsearch
2 17 (6.01%) Tomcat
3 11 (3.89%) MS Exchange
4 8 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (2.47%) Jetty
5 7 (2.47%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.12%) IIS
7 5 (1.77%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.06%) JBoss
9 3 (1.06%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.06%) WebSphere
10 2 (0.71%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.71%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.71%) Confluence
10 2 (0.71%) nginx
11 1 (0.35%) Mailman
11 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.71%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.71%) RMDS
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (15.55%) AWS
2 42 (14.84%) Office 365
3 40 (14.13%) Azure
4 20 (7.07%) PaaS
5 13 (4.59%) GitHub
6 10 (3.53%) IaaS
6 10 (3.53%) Route 53
7 9 (3.18%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (2.83%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (2.83%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (2.47%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (2.47%) SaaS
10 6 (2.12%) GCP
10 6 (2.12%) Power Platform
10 6 (2.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (1.77%) Amazon EC2
11 5 (1.77%) OpenShift
11 5 (1.77%) Serverless
12 4 (1.41%) Amazon S3
12 4 (1.41%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 99 (34.98%) DNS
2 85 (30.04%) Firewall
3 81 (28.62%) LAN
4 70 (24.73%) VPN
5 65 (22.97%) DHCP
5 65 (22.97%) HTTP
6 60 (21.20%) WAN
7 47 (16.61%) BGP
7 47 (16.61%) OSPF
8 43 (15.19%) Ethernet
9 39 (13.78%) MPLS
10 37 (13.07%) Wireshark
11 36 (12.72%) SSL
12 34 (12.01%) Wireless
13 28 (9.89%) Cisco IOS
14 26 (9.19%) Internet
15 24 (8.48%) Network Security
16 23 (8.13%) Cisco Nexus
16 23 (8.13%) Junos
16 23 (8.13%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (3.89%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.18%) MongoDB
4 9 (3.18%) Redis
5 7 (2.47%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (2.47%) Blockchain
5 7 (2.47%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.12%) Big Data
6 6 (2.12%) MySQL
6 6 (2.12%) Power BI
7 5 (1.77%) Cosmos DB
8 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (1.06%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.06%) DB2
8 3 (1.06%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 44 (15.55%) Git (software)
2 39 (13.78%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.07%) JUnit
4 17 (6.01%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (4.59%) Gradle
6 11 (3.89%) Maven
7 10 (3.53%) Mockito
7 10 (3.53%) Subversion
8 9 (3.18%) GitLab
9 8 (2.83%) Gatling
9 8 (2.83%) JIRA
10 6 (2.12%) Cucumber
11 5 (1.77%) Geb
11 5 (1.77%) Spock
12 4 (1.41%) Artifactory
12 4 (1.41%) Bitbucket
12 4 (1.41%) Selenium
13 3 (1.06%) Team Foundation Server
13 3 (1.06%) TeamCity
13 3 (1.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 59 (20.85%) Finance
2 30 (10.60%) Banking
3 22 (7.77%) Front Office
4 17 (6.01%) Investment Banking
5 13 (4.59%) Public Sector
6 12 (4.24%) Telecoms
7 6 (2.12%) French Language
8 5 (1.77%) German Language
8 5 (1.77%) Law
9 3 (1.06%) Mandarin Language
10 2 (0.71%) Back Office
10 2 (0.71%) Billing
10 2 (0.71%) Retail
11 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.35%) Legal
11 1 (0.35%) Military
11 1 (0.35%) Police
11 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 55 (19.43%) Network Engineer
2 36 (12.72%) Developer
3 32 (11.31%) Analyst
4 21 (7.42%) Java Developer
4 21 (7.42%) Support Engineer
5 20 (7.07%) Cisco Engineer
5 20 (7.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 18 (6.36%) Cloud Engineer
7 15 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.30%) Juniper Engineer
7 15 (5.30%) Support Analyst
8 12 (4.24%) Agile Developer
8 12 (4.24%) Agile Java Developer
8 12 (4.24%) Desktop Support
8 12 (4.24%) IT Support
9 11 (3.89%) IP Network Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Data Network Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 10 (3.53%) Senior Developer
10 10 (3.53%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (8.48%) Spring
1 24 (8.48%) Web Services
2 22 (7.77%) REST
3 18 (6.36%) 802.1X
4 16 (5.65%) Guice
5 13 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
5 13 (4.59%) SOAP
6 11 (3.89%) Middleware
7 10 (3.53%) .NET
7 10 (3.53%) Spring Boot
8 9 (3.18%) RESTful
9 8 (2.83%) AngularJS
9 8 (2.83%) Kafka
9 8 (2.83%) WireMock
9 8 (2.83%) XML
10 7 (2.47%) Node.js
10 7 (2.47%) OAuth
10 7 (2.47%) OAuth2
11 6 (2.12%) FIX Protocol
11 6 (2.12%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.25%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.01%) Fibre Optics
4 12 (4.24%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.18%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.83%) iPad
7 7 (2.47%) iPhone
8 6 (2.12%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 6 (2.12%) PKI
9 5 (1.77%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.77%) Cyberthreat
9 5 (1.77%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.77%) Mobile Computing
9 5 (1.77%) Security Operations Centre
9 5 (1.77%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.77%) Virtual Team
10 4 (1.41%) Handset
10 4 (1.41%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.41%) User Experience
11 3 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 124 (43.82%) Windows
2 87 (30.74%) Linux
3 45 (15.90%) Windows 10
4 40 (14.13%) Windows 7
5 39 (13.78%) Windows Server
6 27 (9.54%) Unix
7 21 (7.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (4.59%) Android
10 12 (4.24%) Windows Server 2016
11 9 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (2.83%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (2.12%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.77%) CentOS
14 5 (1.77%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.41%) SUSE
15 4 (1.41%) Windows Server 2019
16 3 (1.06%) Solaris
16 3 (1.06%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.06%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.26%) ITIL
2 54 (19.08%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (14.84%) Problem-Solving
4 37 (13.07%) Continuous Integration
5 30 (10.60%) DevOps
6 27 (9.54%) Test Automation
7 23 (8.13%) Microservices
8 22 (7.77%) Change Management
9 21 (7.42%) Project Management
9 21 (7.42%) Scrum
10 20 (7.07%) Cybersecurity
11 19 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (6.36%) TDD
13 17 (6.01%) High Availability
14 16 (5.65%) Migration
14 16 (5.65%) Network Management
14 16 (5.65%) Open Source
14 16 (5.65%) Software Engineering
15 15 (5.30%) Configuration Management
15 15 (5.30%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 46 (16.25%) Java
1 46 (16.25%) Python
2 38 (13.43%) SQL
3 30 (10.60%) Perl
4 29 (10.25%) PowerShell
5 22 (7.77%) Bash Shell
6 21 (7.42%) JavaScript
7 17 (6.01%) Ruby
8 14 (4.95%) Go
9 12 (4.24%) C#
10 11 (3.89%) C
11 9 (3.18%) Java 8
12 8 (2.83%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.12%) Shell Script
13 6 (2.12%) VBScript
14 4 (1.41%) C++
14 4 (1.41%) Haskell
14 4 (1.41%) VB
15 3 (1.06%) PHP
15 3 (1.06%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (13.43%) CCNP
3 27 (9.54%) CCNA
4 19 (6.71%) Security Cleared
5 16 (5.65%) SC Cleared
6 10 (3.53%) Degree
7 9 (3.18%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.83%) JNCIP
9 7 (2.47%) CREST Certified
9 7 (2.47%) OSCP
10 6 (2.12%) BC Cleared
10 6 (2.12%) BPSS Clearance
10 6 (2.12%) CCDA
10 6 (2.12%) CCIE
10 6 (2.12%) CISSP
10 6 (2.12%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.12%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.77%) CISM
11 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.77%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.83%) QA
2 6 (2.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 3 (1.06%) NIST
3 3 (1.06%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.06%) WCAG
4 2 (0.71%) GDPR
5 1 (0.35%) COBIT
5 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
5 1 (0.35%) MiFID
5 1 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 82 (28.98%) Active Directory
2 37 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (9.19%) Docker
4 14 (4.95%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.59%) vSphere
5 13 (4.59%) XenApp
6 9 (3.18%) Hyper-V
7 8 (2.83%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.71%) Apache Flume
9 2 (0.71%) HDFS
9 2 (0.71%) NFS
9 2 (0.71%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.35%) RACF
Systems Management
1 30 (10.60%) Puppet
2 26 (9.19%) Kubernetes
3 25 (8.83%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (8.48%) Terraform
5 23 (8.13%) Ansible
6 17 (6.01%) Nagios
6 17 (6.01%) ZABBIX
7 15 (5.30%) Cacti
7 15 (5.30%) Cisco Prime
7 15 (5.30%) NetMRI
7 15 (5.30%) Statseeker
8 11 (3.89%) Prometheus
8 11 (3.89%) SCCM
9 7 (2.47%) Kibana
10 6 (2.12%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (2.12%) Grafana
11 5 (1.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (1.77%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.41%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.41%) Salt
Vendors
1 62 (21.91%) Cisco
2 61 (21.55%) Microsoft
3 48 (16.96%) VMware
4 27 (9.54%) Juniper
5 22 (7.77%) Citrix
6 17 (6.01%) NetScout
6 17 (6.01%) Solarflare
7 16 (5.65%) Oracle
7 16 (5.65%) Splunk
8 13 (4.59%) Palo Alto
8 13 (4.59%) Red Hat
9 12 (4.24%) Dell
10 11 (3.89%) SolarWinds
11 10 (3.53%) Bloomberg
11 10 (3.53%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.53%) HP
12 9 (3.18%) Google
13 8 (2.83%) BMC
13 8 (2.83%) Lets Encrypt
14 7 (2.47%) F5