Period
to 17 February 2018

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 17 February 2018 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
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 145 145
Rank change year-on-year -28 0 -23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 729 732 764
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.57% 1.77% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.88% 13.88% 14.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 488 562
London median daily rate £475 £413 £434
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -4.90% +8.44%
10th Percentile £181 £160 £188
90th Percentile £625 £600 £625
England median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 24 15
London median hourly rate £20.35 £41.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +134.29% -7.89%
10th Percentile £13.25 £10.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £72.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £37.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -49.46% +105.56% -7.69%

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 5,253 5,275 5,420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.28% 12.77% 12.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 3,498 3,596
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +1.85% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 152 145
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.72 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.93% -1.26% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.53 £12.01
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.38
% change year-on-year -6.98% -3.91% +11.88%

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018.

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 17 February 2018. 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 -26 111 £525 +16.67% 67
West London -9 43 £400 +6.31% 31
South London -51 22 £350 -17.65% 4
East London -3 17 £423 +164.06% 11
North London -4 3 £302 -29.00% 4
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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.

1 354 (48.56%) Linux
2 292 (40.05%) DNS
3 268 (36.76%) Windows
4 217 (29.77%) Amazon AWS
5 213 (29.22%) Firewall
6 206 (28.26%) Python
7 204 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
8 200 (27.43%) Java
9 191 (26.20%) HTTP
10 185 (25.38%) DevOps
11 173 (23.73%) Active Directory
12 163 (22.36%) Unix
13 155 (21.26%) Puppet
14 154 (21.12%) Configuration Management
15 146 (20.03%) SSL
16 145 (19.89%) Jenkins
17 142 (19.48%) Docker
17 142 (19.48%) Git (software)
18 138 (18.93%) DHCP
19 134 (18.38%) WAN
20 127 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
20 127 (17.42%) VMware
21 126 (17.28%) LAN
21 126 (17.28%) Ansible
22 121 (16.60%) Cisco
23 120 (16.46%) Finance
24 115 (15.78%) Microsoft
25 111 (15.23%) Bash Shell
26 110 (15.09%) Ruby
27 108 (14.81%) Windows Server

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 74 (10.15%) Apache
2 47 (6.45%) Tomcat
3 45 (6.17%) nginx
4 34 (4.66%) MS Exchange
5 33 (4.53%) IIS
6 31 (4.25%) Confluence
7 19 (2.61%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
8 15 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2013
9 11 (1.51%) WebSphere
10 10 (1.37%) Jetty
10 10 (1.37%) SharePoint
11 9 (1.23%) CMS
11 9 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.10%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.96%) Apache Spark
13 7 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.96%) IBM Notes
13 7 (0.96%) JBoss
13 7 (0.96%) Mongrel
Applications
1 71 (9.74%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.14%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 13 (1.78%) RMDS
2 4 (0.55%) Eikon
3 3 (0.41%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.41%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 217 (29.77%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (7.82%) Office 365
3 55 (7.54%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 27 (3.70%) GitHub
5 26 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 23 (3.16%) Amazon ELB
6 23 (3.16%) Route 53
7 22 (3.02%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 20 (2.74%) SaaS
9 19 (2.61%) AWS CloudFormation
9 19 (2.61%) PaaS
10 17 (2.33%) Heroku
10 17 (2.33%) IaaS
11 12 (1.65%) G Suite
12 11 (1.51%) Akamai
12 11 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (1.37%) Amazon S3
14 9 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
15 7 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 292 (40.05%) DNS
2 213 (29.22%) Firewall
3 191 (26.20%) HTTP
4 146 (20.03%) SSL
5 138 (18.93%) DHCP
6 134 (18.38%) WAN
7 126 (17.28%) LAN
8 102 (13.99%) VPN
9 60 (8.23%) FTP
9 60 (8.23%) Wireless
10 59 (8.09%) Internet
10 59 (8.09%) IPsec
11 56 (7.68%) Network Security
12 54 (7.41%) BGP
13 47 (6.45%) OSPF
14 41 (5.62%) MPLS
15 40 (5.49%) SAN
16 38 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
17 33 (4.53%) SMTP
18 31 (4.25%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (12.48%) MySQL
2 88 (12.07%) PostgreSQL
3 80 (10.97%) MongoDB
4 72 (9.88%) SQL Server
5 53 (7.27%) NoSQL
6 51 (7.00%) Amazon RDS
7 29 (3.98%) Relational Database
8 27 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
9 21 (2.88%) RDBMS
10 14 (1.92%) Power BI
11 11 (1.51%) Big Data
11 11 (1.51%) DB2
11 11 (1.51%) Hadoop
12 6 (0.82%) Redis
13 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.41%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2012
15 2 (0.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 2 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
15 2 (0.27%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 145 (19.89%) Jenkins
2 142 (19.48%) Git (software)
3 59 (8.09%) Artifactory
4 56 (7.68%) Sonatype Nexus
5 53 (7.27%) JIRA
6 45 (6.17%) Gradle
7 25 (3.43%) JUnit
8 23 (3.16%) Maven
8 23 (3.16%) Mockito
9 20 (2.74%) Travis CI
10 16 (2.19%) Gatling
10 16 (2.19%) Geb
10 16 (2.19%) GitLab
10 16 (2.19%) gulp
10 16 (2.19%) Spock
11 15 (2.06%) Cucumber
12 13 (1.78%) JMeter
13 12 (1.65%) Subversion
14 11 (1.51%) TeamCity
15 10 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 120 (16.46%) Finance
2 57 (7.82%) Banking
3 45 (6.17%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.61%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.78%) Advertising
5 13 (1.78%) Front Office
5 13 (1.78%) Retail
6 12 (1.65%) Electronics
7 11 (1.51%) Marketing
8 8 (1.10%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 7 (0.96%) Legal
10 5 (0.69%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.41%) Back Office
11 3 (0.41%) Law
11 3 (0.41%) Local Government
11 3 (0.41%) Publishing
12 2 (0.27%) French Language
12 2 (0.27%) German Language
13 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 133 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 98 (13.44%) Analyst
3 76 (10.43%) Developer
4 74 (10.15%) Network Engineer
5 57 (7.82%) Java Developer
6 45 (6.17%) Support Engineer
7 43 (5.90%) AWS DevOps
7 43 (5.90%) AWS Engineer
8 38 (5.21%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 38 (5.21%) Senior DevOps
9 34 (4.66%) Desktop Support
9 34 (4.66%) Support Analyst
10 32 (4.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (4.25%) Linux Engineer
12 30 (4.12%) Architect
13 26 (3.57%) Consultant
14 25 (3.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 25 (3.43%) Security Engineer
15 23 (3.16%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 22 (3.02%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (10.56%) Web Services
2 52 (7.13%) Elastic Stack
3 51 (7.00%) REST
4 40 (5.49%) Spring
5 36 (4.94%) Guice
6 33 (4.53%) Dropwizard
6 33 (4.53%) LDAP
6 33 (4.53%) SOAP
7 30 (4.12%) Ratpack
8 29 (3.98%) JSON
9 28 (3.84%) .NET
10 26 (3.57%) YAML
11 24 (3.29%) XML
12 23 (3.16%) LEMP Stack
13 22 (3.02%) HTML
14 21 (2.88%) Node.js
15 18 (2.47%) AngularJS
15 18 (2.47%) CSS
15 18 (2.47%) HTML5
15 18 (2.47%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 62 (8.50%) Data Centre
2 57 (7.82%) Management Information System
3 55 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.90%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 27 (3.70%) PKI
6 26 (3.57%) Algorithms
7 23 (3.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 22 (3.02%) Public Cloud
9 15 (2.06%) Video on Demand
10 14 (1.92%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.78%) iPhone
12 12 (1.65%) Data Structures
13 11 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.51%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.51%) iPad
14 9 (1.23%) Clustering
14 9 (1.23%) Fixed Income
15 8 (1.10%) BYOD
15 8 (1.10%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 354 (48.56%) Linux
2 268 (36.76%) Windows
3 163 (22.36%) Unix
4 108 (14.81%) Windows Server
5 70 (9.60%) Windows Server 2012
6 54 (7.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 48 (6.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 36 (4.94%) Windows 10
9 27 (3.70%) CentOS
10 21 (2.88%) Apple iOS
10 21 (2.88%) Mac OS X
11 17 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.92%) Android
13 13 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 13 (1.78%) Windows XP
14 9 (1.23%) Debian
14 9 (1.23%) Solaris
15 5 (0.69%) Windows Vista
16 4 (0.55%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (27.98%) Agile Software Development
2 185 (25.38%) DevOps
3 154 (21.12%) Configuration Management
4 127 (17.42%) Continuous Integration
5 95 (13.03%) ITIL
6 85 (11.66%) Open Source
7 81 (11.11%) Test Automation
8 68 (9.33%) Load Balancing
9 59 (8.09%) SIEM
10 57 (7.82%) Software Engineering
10 57 (7.82%) TDD
11 54 (7.41%) Information Security
12 53 (7.27%) Scrum
13 49 (6.72%) Microservices
14 46 (6.31%) Incident Management
15 45 (6.17%) OO
16 44 (6.04%) Project Management
17 42 (5.76%) Root Cause Analysis
18 39 (5.35%) BDD
18 39 (5.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 206 (28.26%) Python
2 200 (27.43%) Java
3 111 (15.23%) Bash Shell
4 110 (15.09%) Ruby
5 86 (11.80%) SQL
6 48 (6.58%) Perl
7 43 (5.90%) Groovy
8 39 (5.35%) PowerShell
9 38 (5.21%) Go
10 33 (4.53%) JavaScript
11 23 (3.16%) Shell Script
12 20 (2.74%) C
13 18 (2.47%) C#
13 18 (2.47%) Scala
14 16 (2.19%) ES6
14 16 (2.19%) PHP
14 16 (2.19%) TypeScript
15 15 (2.06%) C++
16 7 (0.96%) AWK
17 6 (0.82%) Korn
Qualifications
1 89 (12.21%) Security Cleared
2 71 (9.74%) Cisco Certification
3 69 (9.47%) Degree
4 57 (7.82%) SC Cleared
5 42 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
6 34 (4.66%) MCSE
7 32 (4.39%) CCNP
7 32 (4.39%) CISSP
8 29 (3.98%) CCNA
9 24 (3.29%) DV Cleared
9 24 (3.29%) MCSA
10 23 (3.16%) MCP
11 22 (3.02%) CISM
12 21 (2.88%) Network+ Certification
13 14 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
14 12 (1.65%) CCIE
15 11 (1.51%) A+ Certification
15 11 (1.51%) MCSM
16 10 (1.37%) ACHDS
16 10 (1.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.80%) PCI DSS
2 25 (3.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.19%) COBIT
3 16 (2.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 15 (2.06%) SLA
5 13 (1.78%) RMADS
6 10 (1.37%) GDPR
7 9 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 8 (1.10%) QA
9 6 (0.82%) MiFID
10 4 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.41%) GMP
12 2 (0.27%) AIFMD
12 2 (0.27%) AS 2805
12 2 (0.27%) FATCA
12 2 (0.27%) IFRS
12 2 (0.27%) ISO 8583
13 1 (0.14%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 173 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 142 (19.48%) Docker
3 83 (11.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 41 (5.62%) vSphere
5 23 (3.16%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (3.02%) Hyper-V
7 15 (2.06%) iptables
7 15 (2.06%) XenApp
8 13 (1.78%) vCloud
9 10 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.37%) Xen
10 9 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.96%) XenServer
12 6 (0.82%) NFS
12 6 (0.82%) Samba
12 6 (0.82%) Varnish
12 6 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 5 (0.69%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.69%) Snort
14 4 (0.55%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 155 (21.26%) Puppet
2 126 (17.28%) Ansible
3 88 (12.07%) Opscode Chef
4 74 (10.15%) Kubernetes
5 66 (9.05%) Terraform
6 37 (5.08%) Kibana
6 37 (5.08%) logstash
7 34 (4.66%) SCCM
8 28 (3.84%) Grafana
9 24 (3.29%) HAProxy
10 22 (3.02%) Nessus
10 22 (3.02%) WSUS
11 18 (2.47%) Docker Swarm
12 17 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 16 (2.19%) Salt
14 12 (1.65%) Nagios
15 10 (1.37%) AirWatch
15 10 (1.37%) vCenter Server
16 9 (1.23%) Backup Exec
16 9 (1.23%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 127 (17.42%) VMware
2 121 (16.60%) Cisco
3 115 (15.78%) Microsoft
4 74 (10.15%) Oracle
5 66 (9.05%) Citrix
6 52 (7.13%) Splunk
7 48 (6.58%) HP
8 35 (4.80%) Apple
9 30 (4.12%) F5
9 30 (4.12%) Juniper
10 26 (3.57%) Google
10 26 (3.57%) Red Hat
11 23 (3.16%) AlienVault
12 17 (2.33%) NetApp
13 16 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.19%) EMC
13 16 (2.19%) Reuters
13 16 (2.19%) Symantec
13 16 (2.19%) TIBCO
14 15 (2.06%) SolarWinds