Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 267 230 222
Rank change year-on-year -37 -8 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 194 226 539
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.83% 1.06% 1.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.29% 9.74% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 161 388
10th Percentile £255 £193 £177
25th Percentile £350 £330 £347
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £500
Median % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £575 £575 £575
90th Percentile £640 £650 £638
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 19 17
10th Percentile £26.38 £16.99 £14.75
25th Percentile £41.56 £18.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate £56.25 £25.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +125.00% +25.00% +17.65%
75th Percentile £66.88 £48.13 £23.00
90th Percentile £72.50 £50.25 £27.45
England median hourly rate £39.75 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year +109.21% -13.64% +29.41%

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 2,089 2,320 4,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 8.93% 10.93% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,440 1,612 2,910
10th Percentile £300 £205 £220
25th Percentile £381 £338 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £568 £575
90th Percentile £669 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +2.94% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 71 93
10th Percentile £13.55 £15.00 £14.75
25th Percentile £21.34 £18.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate £47.50 £30.05 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year +58.07% +33.56% +13.97%
75th Percentile £64.69 £47.67 £40.00
90th Percentile £76.08 £52.50 £47.42
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +28.21% +4.00% -1.03%

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 +15 29 £488 +2.63% 28
East London +6 7 £364 -19.17% 6
South London +39 5 £306 +49.39% 4
North London +7 1 £263 -47.50%
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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 72 (37.11%) Firewall
2 69 (35.57%) Finance
3 67 (34.54%) DNS
4 63 (32.47%) Linux
5 61 (31.44%) Windows
6 57 (29.38%) Microsoft
7 54 (27.84%) Cisco
8 49 (25.26%) VMware
9 48 (24.74%) Active Directory
10 43 (22.16%) Azure
11 42 (21.65%) Python
12 41 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
13 38 (19.59%) DHCP
14 36 (18.56%) AWS
14 36 (18.56%) Social Skills
15 34 (17.53%) Windows Server
16 32 (16.49%) Banking
16 32 (16.49%) HTTP
17 31 (15.98%) WAN
17 31 (15.98%) LAN
17 31 (15.98%) Scrum
18 30 (15.46%) SSL
19 29 (14.95%) Java
20 28 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
20 28 (14.43%) PowerShell
21 27 (13.92%) Security Cleared
21 27 (13.92%) F5
22 26 (13.40%) DevOps
22 26 (13.40%) Oracle

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 19 (9.79%) Apache
2 18 (9.28%) Confluence
3 15 (7.73%) IIS
3 15 (7.73%) SharePoint
4 10 (5.15%) Tomcat
5 8 (4.12%) MS Exchange
6 7 (3.61%) nginx
7 6 (3.09%) Jetty
7 6 (3.09%) Mongrel
7 6 (3.09%) WebSphere
8 4 (2.06%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (2.06%) Skype for Business
9 3 (1.55%) Drupal
10 2 (1.03%) CICS
10 2 (1.03%) Joomla!
10 2 (1.03%) WordPress
11 1 (0.52%) CMS
11 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.52%) SAS
Applications
1 19 (9.79%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.15%) MS Visio
3 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (2.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.52%) Maximo
2 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 43 (22.16%) Azure
2 36 (18.56%) AWS
3 22 (11.34%) Microsoft 365
4 19 (9.79%) GCP
5 15 (7.73%) IaaS
6 14 (7.22%) PaaS
7 9 (4.64%) SaaS
8 8 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 8 (4.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 7 (3.61%) GitHub
9 7 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 6 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (3.09%) Google App Engine
11 4 (2.06%) OneDrive
12 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (1.03%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (1.03%) Azure Synapse Analytics
13 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
13 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 72 (37.11%) Firewall
2 67 (34.54%) DNS
3 38 (19.59%) DHCP
4 32 (16.49%) HTTP
5 31 (15.98%) LAN
5 31 (15.98%) WAN
6 30 (15.46%) SSL
7 22 (11.34%) BGP
7 22 (11.34%) VPN
8 21 (10.82%) FTP
8 21 (10.82%) OSPF
9 20 (10.31%) MPLS
10 19 (9.79%) SAN
11 18 (9.28%) Internet
12 16 (8.25%) Wireless
13 15 (7.73%) Network Security
13 15 (7.73%) Wireshark
14 12 (6.19%) SMTP
14 12 (6.19%) VoIP
15 11 (5.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (7.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.61%) Hazelcast
2 7 (3.61%) Redis
3 5 (2.58%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.06%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.06%) MySQL
4 4 (2.06%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.55%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (1.03%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.03%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (1.03%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (10.82%) JIRA
2 17 (8.76%) Git (software)
3 14 (7.22%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.09%) Subversion
4 6 (3.09%) TeamCity
4 6 (3.09%) Travis CI
5 4 (2.06%) GitLab
6 3 (1.55%) Serena SBM
7 2 (1.03%) Artifactory
7 2 (1.03%) Gatling
7 2 (1.03%) Geb
7 2 (1.03%) Gerrit
7 2 (1.03%) Gradle
7 2 (1.03%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (1.03%) Redmine
7 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.03%) Spock
8 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.52%) Vagrant
General
1 69 (35.57%) Finance
2 36 (18.56%) Social Skills
3 32 (16.49%) Banking
4 24 (12.37%) Telecoms
5 13 (6.70%) Public Sector
6 10 (5.15%) Financial Institution
6 10 (5.15%) Investment Banking
7 7 (3.61%) Influencing Skills
8 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.09%) Front Office
9 5 (2.58%) Law
10 4 (2.06%) Retail
11 2 (1.03%) Back Office
11 2 (1.03%) Documentation Skills
11 2 (1.03%) International Banking
11 2 (1.03%) Organisational Skills
11 2 (1.03%) Presentation Skills
12 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (13.92%) Network Engineer
2 16 (8.25%) Consultant
2 16 (8.25%) Developer
3 14 (7.22%) Administrator
3 14 (7.22%) Java Developer
4 13 (6.70%) Architect
5 12 (6.19%) Analyst
6 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.64%) Support Engineer
8 8 (4.12%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
9 7 (3.61%) Linux Administrator
9 7 (3.61%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 6 (3.09%) Network Consultant
10 6 (3.09%) Network Manager
10 6 (3.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) Build Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) Security Engineer
11 5 (2.58%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (6.70%) LDAP
2 11 (5.67%) Web Services
3 9 (4.64%) .NET
3 9 (4.64%) Spring
3 9 (4.64%) Spring Boot
4 8 (4.12%) FIX Protocol
4 8 (4.12%) REST
4 8 (4.12%) XML
5 7 (3.61%) Express
5 7 (3.61%) Memcached
5 7 (3.61%) RESTful
6 6 (3.09%) J2EE
6 6 (3.09%) Servlets
7 4 (2.06%) 802.1X
7 4 (2.06%) Elastic Stack
7 4 (2.06%) Kafka
7 4 (2.06%) SOAP
7 4 (2.06%) YAML
8 3 (1.55%) OAuth
9 2 (1.03%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.79%) Clustering
2 15 (7.73%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.19%) Replication
4 11 (5.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 10 (5.15%) Derivative
6 8 (4.12%) Fibre Optics
6 8 (4.12%) Fixed Income
6 8 (4.12%) Public Cloud
7 7 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 7 (3.61%) Data Structures
8 6 (3.09%) Mobile App
9 5 (2.58%) NHS
9 5 (2.58%) Self-Motivation
10 4 (2.06%) Cybercrime
10 4 (2.06%) PKI
10 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.55%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.55%) User Experience
11 3 (1.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 63 (32.47%) Linux
2 61 (31.44%) Windows
3 34 (17.53%) Windows Server
4 22 (11.34%) Unix
5 18 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.76%) Windows 10
7 16 (8.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (6.19%) Windows Server 2016
10 10 (5.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 9 (4.64%) Apple iOS
11 9 (4.64%) Solaris
12 8 (4.12%) Windows 7
13 6 (3.09%) Android
14 5 (2.58%) CentOS
14 5 (2.58%) SUSE
15 4 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (1.55%) AIX
16 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.55%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (21.13%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.98%) Scrum
3 26 (13.40%) DevOps
4 18 (9.28%) ITIL
5 16 (8.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 15 (7.73%) Change Management
6 15 (7.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (7.73%) High Availability
6 15 (7.73%) Performance Tuning
7 13 (6.70%) Configuration Management
7 13 (6.70%) Cybersecurity
7 13 (6.70%) Load Balancing
8 12 (6.19%) Multithreading
8 12 (6.19%) Network Management
8 12 (6.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 11 (5.67%) Migration
9 11 (5.67%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (5.67%) Security Hardening
9 11 (5.67%) Software Engineering
10 10 (5.15%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 42 (21.65%) Python
2 29 (14.95%) Java
3 28 (14.43%) PowerShell
4 23 (11.86%) SQL
5 14 (7.22%) Perl
6 11 (5.67%) Bash Shell
7 9 (4.64%) C
7 9 (4.64%) Java 8
7 9 (4.64%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.61%) Haskell
8 7 (3.61%) PL/SQL
8 7 (3.61%) Scala
9 6 (3.09%) Ruby
10 5 (2.58%) C++
11 4 (2.06%) VBScript
12 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
13 2 (1.03%) Go
13 2 (1.03%) Groovy
13 2 (1.03%) PHP
13 2 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (13.92%) Security Cleared
3 26 (13.40%) SC Cleared
4 20 (10.31%) CCNP
5 9 (4.64%) CCIE
5 9 (4.64%) Degree
6 8 (4.12%) CCNA
7 6 (3.09%) A+ Certification
8 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.06%) CCDA
9 4 (2.06%) CCDE
9 4 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.06%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.06%) MCSE
9 4 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.55%) CISSP
10 3 (1.55%) JNCIA
10 3 (1.55%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.55%) MCSA
10 3 (1.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.15%) SLA
2 7 (3.61%) GDPR
2 7 (3.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 3 (1.55%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.55%) QA
5 2 (1.03%) MiFID
6 1 (0.52%) GRC
6 1 (0.52%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.52%) HL7
6 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 48 (24.74%) Active Directory
2 38 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (13.40%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.15%) vSphere
5 9 (4.64%) Docker
5 9 (4.64%) NFS
6 7 (3.61%) Veritas File System
7 6 (3.09%) Xen
8 5 (2.58%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.06%) Hyper-V
9 4 (2.06%) VMware NSX
10 3 (1.55%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.55%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (1.55%) XenApp
10 3 (1.55%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.03%) vCloud
11 2 (1.03%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 1 (0.52%) Firmware
12 1 (0.52%) Snort
Systems Management
1 22 (11.34%) Ansible
2 13 (6.70%) Puppet
3 11 (5.67%) Terraform
4 10 (5.15%) Kubernetes
5 9 (4.64%) SCCM
6 8 (4.12%) HP NNM
6 8 (4.12%) QRadar
7 6 (3.09%) Control-M
7 6 (3.09%) EMC NetWorker
7 6 (3.09%) FortiGate
7 6 (3.09%) Netcool
7 6 (3.09%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (3.09%) Tivoli
7 6 (3.09%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (2.06%) BladeLogic
8 4 (2.06%) EnCase
8 4 (2.06%) Icinga
8 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (2.06%) vCenter Server
9 3 (1.55%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (29.38%) Microsoft
2 54 (27.84%) Cisco
3 49 (25.26%) VMware
4 27 (13.92%) F5
5 26 (13.40%) Oracle
6 24 (12.37%) Red Hat
7 21 (10.82%) Juniper
8 20 (10.31%) Dell
9 17 (8.76%) Fortinet
9 17 (8.76%) HP
10 16 (8.25%) IBM
10 16 (8.25%) Palo Alto
11 15 (7.73%) Citrix
12 12 (6.19%) EMC
12 12 (6.19%) Splunk
12 12 (6.19%) Symantec
13 11 (5.67%) BMC
14 10 (5.15%) Blue Coat
14 10 (5.15%) CheckPoint
14 10 (5.15%) Google