Period
to

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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 302 277 232
Rank change year-on-year -25 -45 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 320 194 207
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.81% 1.02%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 9.10% 9.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 129 148
10th Percentile £225 £245 £189
25th Percentile £373 £350 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £463 £470
Median % change year-on-year +13.51% -1.60% -6.00%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £553
90th Percentile £763 £652 £675
England median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 17
10th Percentile £26.13 £26.38 £17.90
25th Percentile £30.39 £41.56 £18.50
Median hourly rate £44.37 £56.25 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -21.12% +32.35% +112.50%
75th Percentile £48.06 £66.88 £48.75
90th Percentile £58.04 £72.50 £50.50
England median hourly rate £43.74 £32.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year +35.63% +69.74% -11.63%

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 3,638 2,133 2,228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.43% 8.93% 10.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,529 1,477 1,540
10th Percentile £313 £300 £206
25th Percentile £450 £381 £342
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £651 £575 £573
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £439 £425
% change year-on-year +14.00% +3.20% -1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 19 66
10th Percentile £20.92 £13.70 £14.88
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.44 £18.50
Median hourly rate £33.75 £49.66 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -32.03% +33.75% +65.00%
75th Percentile £47.69 £64.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.05 £53.13
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.81 £20.00
% change year-on-year +0.41% +19.06% +6.67%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -24 45 £325 -32.99% 39
South London -6 13 £531 +73.47% 8
West London - 5 £263 - 5
North London -1 3 £170 -35.24% 1
East London -9 2 £190 -47.77% 7
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 162 (50.63%) Windows
2 109 (34.06%) DNS
3 105 (32.81%) Linux
4 100 (31.25%) Python
5 92 (28.75%) SQL
5 92 (28.75%) Finance
6 85 (26.56%) Cisco
7 80 (25.00%) Firewall
8 79 (24.69%) Microsoft
9 78 (24.38%) Active Directory
10 77 (24.06%) VMware
11 73 (22.81%) Windows Server
12 68 (21.25%) Oracle
13 67 (20.94%) Social Skills
14 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 62 (19.38%) ITIL
16 61 (19.06%) WAN
17 60 (18.75%) Azure
18 58 (18.13%) PowerShell
18 58 (18.13%) C#
19 57 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
20 56 (17.50%) DHCP
21 55 (17.19%) Java
21 55 (17.19%) LAN
21 55 (17.19%) AWS
22 54 (16.88%) DevOps
23 51 (15.94%) Microsoft 365
24 49 (15.31%) Load Balancing
25 47 (14.69%) VPN
26 46 (14.38%) Unix

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 17 (5.31%) nginx
2 15 (4.69%) IIS
3 13 (4.06%) MS Exchange
4 11 (3.44%) Traefik
5 10 (3.13%) Apache
5 10 (3.13%) Confluence
5 10 (3.13%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (1.88%) JBoss
8 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2003
8 5 (1.56%) OpenStack
9 4 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (1.25%) Red Hat Fuse
9 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.94%) SAS
10 3 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.63%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (0.63%) ThingWorx
12 1 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
12 1 (0.31%) Ethereum
Applications
1 25 (7.81%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.81%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.31%) Snagit
Business Applications
1 17 (5.31%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (3.44%) RMDS
2 11 (3.44%) SunGard Martini
3 3 (0.94%) Eikon
3 3 (0.94%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
4 1 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.31%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 60 (18.75%) Azure
2 55 (17.19%) AWS
3 51 (15.94%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (8.44%) GCP
5 14 (4.38%) AWS CloudFormation
5 14 (4.38%) GitHub
5 14 (4.38%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 13 (4.06%) SaaS
7 11 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 11 (3.44%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (3.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (3.44%) IaaS
7 11 (3.44%) PaaS
8 9 (2.81%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (2.81%) Nutanix
9 6 (1.88%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.25%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.63%) Akamai
12 1 (0.31%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 109 (34.06%) DNS
2 80 (25.00%) Firewall
3 61 (19.06%) WAN
4 56 (17.50%) DHCP
5 55 (17.19%) LAN
6 47 (14.69%) VPN
7 36 (11.25%) HTTP
8 34 (10.63%) Network Security
8 34 (10.63%) OSPF
9 32 (10.00%) BGP
10 30 (9.38%) Wireless
11 27 (8.44%) SSL
12 25 (7.81%) VoIP
13 23 (7.19%) NX-OS
14 20 (6.25%) IPsec
15 19 (5.94%) SD-WAN
16 18 (5.63%) EIGRP
17 17 (5.31%) MPLS
18 16 (5.00%) FTP
19 15 (4.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (12.19%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.88%) Relational Database
3 20 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 20 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
4 12 (3.75%) NoSQL
5 6 (1.88%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.56%) MySQL
7 3 (0.94%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.94%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.63%) DB2
8 2 (0.63%) KDB
8 2 (0.63%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.63%) Redis
9 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.31%) Cognos Impromptu
9 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.31%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 36 (11.25%) Git (software)
2 28 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 20 (6.25%) Subversion
3 20 (6.25%) Visual Studio
4 19 (5.94%) TeamCity
5 17 (5.31%) Artifactory
5 17 (5.31%) Bitbucket
6 12 (3.75%) CppUnit
6 12 (3.75%) GitLab
6 12 (3.75%) Robot Framework
7 11 (3.44%) JIRA
7 11 (3.44%) Oracle APEX
8 4 (1.25%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.63%) CircleCI
9 2 (0.63%) Fiddler
9 2 (0.63%) Maven
9 2 (0.63%) Serena SBM
9 2 (0.63%) SonarQube
10 1 (0.31%) Gradle
General
1 92 (28.75%) Finance
2 67 (20.94%) Social Skills
3 44 (13.75%) Banking
4 30 (9.38%) Financial Institution
5 28 (8.75%) Front Office
6 27 (8.44%) Investment Banking
7 19 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.75%) Telecoms
9 11 (3.44%) Public Sector
10 9 (2.81%) Back Office
11 6 (1.88%) Presentation Skills
12 5 (1.56%) Law
13 4 (1.25%) Legal
14 3 (0.94%) Advertising
15 2 (0.63%) Automotive
15 2 (0.63%) Documentation Skills
15 2 (0.63%) International Banking
15 2 (0.63%) Organisational Skills
15 2 (0.63%) Retail
16 1 (0.31%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 69 (21.56%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.63%) Analyst
3 40 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 33 (10.31%) Developer
5 28 (8.75%) Security Engineer
6 25 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
7 24 (7.50%) SQL Analyst
7 24 (7.50%) SQL Support Analyst
8 21 (6.56%) C++ Developer
9 19 (5.94%) 2nd Line Support
9 19 (5.94%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
10 18 (5.63%) Junior
11 17 (5.31%) Consultant
11 17 (5.31%) Electronic Trading Support
11 17 (5.31%) Support Engineer
12 16 (5.00%) Architect
13 15 (4.69%) Junior Network Engineer
14 13 (4.06%) Desktop Support
15 12 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
15 12 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (13.44%) .NET
2 39 (12.19%) Middleware
3 27 (8.44%) XML
4 25 (7.81%) REST
5 24 (7.50%) JSON
6 21 (6.56%) .NET Core
7 20 (6.25%) .NET Framework
7 20 (6.25%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 20 (6.25%) STL
8 18 (5.63%) FIX Protocol
9 17 (5.31%) Rendezvous
10 13 (4.06%) AngularJS
11 12 (3.75%) cloud-init
11 12 (3.75%) gRPC
12 10 (3.13%) LDAP
13 8 (2.50%) FpML
13 8 (2.50%) SOAP
14 7 (2.19%) Web Services
15 5 (1.56%) HTML
15 5 (1.56%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.75%) Data Centre
1 28 (8.75%) Derivative
1 28 (8.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 27 (8.44%) Clustering
3 24 (7.50%) PKI
4 20 (6.25%) Fixed Income
5 16 (5.00%) Replication
6 11 (3.44%) Algorithms
6 11 (3.44%) Data Structures
6 11 (3.44%) NHS
7 10 (3.13%) Private Cloud
8 8 (2.50%) CCTV
8 8 (2.50%) Enterprise Storage
8 8 (2.50%) Fibre Optics
9 7 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
10 6 (1.88%) CSOC
11 5 (1.56%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 162 (50.63%) Windows
2 105 (32.81%) Linux
3 73 (22.81%) Windows Server
4 46 (14.38%) Unix
5 33 (10.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (8.44%) Windows 10
7 19 (5.94%) Windows Server 2016
8 18 (5.63%) CentOS
9 16 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (4.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 14 (4.38%) Windows 7
12 13 (4.06%) Windows Server 2019
13 12 (3.75%) Oracle Linux
14 8 (2.50%) Solaris
15 7 (2.19%) Android
16 5 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 5 (1.56%) Windows 8
17 4 (1.25%) Apple iOS
17 4 (1.25%) Mac OS X
17 4 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.38%) ITIL
2 57 (17.81%) Problem-Solving
3 54 (16.88%) DevOps
4 49 (15.31%) Load Balancing
5 42 (13.13%) Agile
6 35 (10.94%) Configuration Management
7 31 (9.69%) Problem Management
8 30 (9.38%) Migration
9 27 (8.44%) CI/CD
9 27 (8.44%) Electronic Trading
10 25 (7.81%) High Availability
11 24 (7.50%) Test Automation
12 23 (7.19%) Change Management
12 23 (7.19%) Disaster Recovery
12 23 (7.19%) Unit Testing
13 21 (6.56%) Computer Science
14 20 (6.25%) Multithreaded Programming
14 20 (6.25%) Multithreading
14 20 (6.25%) Regression Testing
15 19 (5.94%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 100 (31.25%) Python
2 92 (28.75%) SQL
3 58 (18.13%) C#
3 58 (18.13%) PowerShell
4 55 (17.19%) Java
5 33 (10.31%) C++
6 32 (10.00%) Perl
7 30 (9.38%) Bash
8 20 (6.25%) Ruby
9 15 (4.69%) Go
10 14 (4.38%) JavaScript
11 6 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.88%) VBScript
12 5 (1.56%) VBA
13 4 (1.25%) C
13 4 (1.25%) PHP
14 3 (0.94%) Assembly Language
14 3 (0.94%) CLIST
14 3 (0.94%) JCL
14 3 (0.94%) REXX
Qualifications
1 39 (12.19%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (9.69%) CCNP
3 22 (6.88%) Degree
4 19 (5.94%) Security Cleared
5 15 (4.69%) CCNA
6 14 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (3.75%) SC Cleared
9 11 (3.44%) CCIE
9 11 (3.44%) CISSP
10 8 (2.50%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (2.50%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (2.19%) CEH
12 5 (1.56%) MCITP
12 5 (1.56%) MCSA
12 5 (1.56%) SSCP
13 4 (1.25%) CCDP
13 4 (1.25%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.25%) MCTS
14 3 (0.94%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.75%) NCSC
1 12 (3.75%) SLA
2 8 (2.50%) GDPR
3 5 (1.56%) QA
3 5 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 78 (24.38%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.56%) Docker
4 13 (4.06%) Hyper-V
4 13 (4.06%) NFS
5 12 (3.75%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (2.81%) vSphere
7 6 (1.88%) vCloud
7 6 (1.88%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.94%) RACF
9 3 (0.94%) SRDF
10 2 (0.63%) Veritas File System
10 2 (0.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 2 (0.63%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.31%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.31%) RHEV
11 1 (0.31%) Varnish
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 45 (14.06%) Ansible
2 42 (13.13%) BladeLogic
3 36 (11.25%) Terraform
4 24 (7.50%) Kubernetes
5 22 (6.88%) SCCM
6 17 (5.31%) Prometheus
7 13 (4.06%) Docker Swarm
7 13 (4.06%) ITRS Geneos
7 13 (4.06%) Puppet
7 13 (4.06%) ZABBIX
8 12 (3.75%) Packer
9 11 (3.44%) Consul
9 11 (3.44%) Graphite
9 11 (3.44%) HAProxy
9 11 (3.44%) Istio
9 11 (3.44%) linkerd
9 11 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 11 (3.44%) Podman
10 10 (3.13%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 8 (2.50%) QRadar
Vendors
1 85 (26.56%) Cisco
2 79 (24.69%) Microsoft
3 77 (24.06%) VMware
4 68 (21.25%) Oracle
5 41 (12.81%) Splunk
6 35 (10.94%) F5
7 33 (10.31%) Juniper
8 30 (9.38%) Red Hat
9 24 (7.50%) BMC
9 24 (7.50%) Fortinet
9 24 (7.50%) Palo Alto
10 22 (6.88%) IBM
11 21 (6.56%) Arista
12 17 (5.31%) TIBCO
13 16 (5.00%) ServiceNow
14 14 (4.38%) Meraki
14 14 (4.38%) Zscaler
15 13 (4.06%) CyberArk
16 12 (3.75%) NetApp
16 12 (3.75%) PagerDuty