Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 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
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 224 176 153
Rank change year-on-year -48 -23 -5
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 580 694 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.26% 1.56% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.94% 13.66% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 507 514
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £163 £163
90th Percentile £625 £675 £588
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 26 22
London median hourly rate £24.00 £22.58 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +32.79% +13.33%
10th Percentile £17.00 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £49.14 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.25 £23.45 £29.00
% change year-on-year -13.63% -19.16% +65.71%

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 5,304 5,080 6,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.50% 11.40% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,674 3,435 4,090
London median daily rate £460 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +1.12% +11.25%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £258
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 141 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.47% +1.22%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £54.36 £47.50 £48.92
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 October 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 -14 147 £431 -0.23% 60
West London +2 38 £513 +70.83% 27
East London -21 16 £328 -22.49% 15
South London -44 4 £513 +86.36% 7
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 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.

1 278 (47.93%) DNS
2 235 (40.52%) Windows
3 208 (35.86%) Linux
4 176 (30.34%) Firewall
5 157 (27.07%) Active Directory
6 156 (26.90%) Microsoft
7 148 (25.52%) HTTP
8 144 (24.83%) DHCP
9 128 (22.07%) Unix
10 124 (21.38%) Finance
11 122 (21.03%) Java
12 120 (20.69%) Cisco
12 120 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
13 113 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
14 112 (19.31%) LAN
15 111 (19.14%) WAN
16 109 (18.79%) Docker
17 107 (18.45%) VPN
18 105 (18.10%) Git (software)
19 103 (17.76%) SSL
20 94 (16.21%) Jenkins
21 93 (16.03%) DevOps
22 84 (14.48%) ITIL
23 80 (13.79%) Puppet
24 79 (13.62%) Python
24 79 (13.62%) Wireless
25 78 (13.45%) Windows 7
26 77 (13.28%) Ansible
26 77 (13.28%) Windows Server
27 73 (12.59%) Configuration Management

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 58 (10.00%) Apache
2 39 (6.72%) MS Exchange
3 26 (4.48%) Elasticsearch
3 26 (4.48%) IIS
4 23 (3.97%) Apache Spark
5 18 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (3.10%) nginx
6 17 (2.93%) OpenStack
6 17 (2.93%) SharePoint
7 9 (1.55%) Skype for Business
8 8 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.21%) Confluence
9 7 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.86%) MQSeries
11 3 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.52%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.34%) JBoss
12 2 (0.34%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 64 (11.03%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.41%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.52%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.17%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.17%) Eikon
4 1 (0.17%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.17%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 120 (20.69%) Amazon AWS
2 71 (12.24%) Office 365
3 57 (9.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 33 (5.69%) Heroku
5 20 (3.45%) Serverless
6 19 (3.28%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (3.10%) Amazon S3
8 16 (2.76%) PaaS
9 14 (2.41%) IaaS
9 14 (2.41%) Route 53
9 14 (2.41%) SaaS
9 14 (2.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 13 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (2.24%) Google Cloud Platform
11 11 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
12 10 (1.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 10 (1.72%) AWS CloudTrail
13 9 (1.55%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (1.03%) GitHub
15 5 (0.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 278 (47.93%) DNS
2 176 (30.34%) Firewall
3 148 (25.52%) HTTP
4 144 (24.83%) DHCP
5 112 (19.31%) LAN
6 111 (19.14%) WAN
7 107 (18.45%) VPN
8 103 (17.76%) SSL
9 79 (13.62%) Wireless
10 67 (11.55%) Internet
11 63 (10.86%) FTP
12 60 (10.34%) BGP
12 60 (10.34%) OSPF
13 52 (8.97%) IPsec
14 38 (6.55%) Network Security
15 37 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
16 36 (6.21%) MPLS
17 35 (6.03%) Ethernet
17 35 (6.03%) VoIP
18 31 (5.34%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (11.38%) MySQL
2 65 (11.21%) MongoDB
3 54 (9.31%) NoSQL
4 44 (7.59%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (5.86%) Apache Cassandra
6 31 (5.34%) Relational Database
7 21 (3.62%) Big Data
8 19 (3.28%) Hadoop
9 18 (3.10%) Redis
10 17 (2.93%) Amazon RDS
11 16 (2.76%) RDBMS
11 16 (2.76%) SQL Server
12 13 (2.24%) MariaDB
13 10 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 5 (0.86%) HBase
15 3 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
16 2 (0.34%) Apache Hive
16 2 (0.34%) Oracle Database
16 2 (0.34%) Power BI
16 2 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 105 (18.10%) Git (software)
2 94 (16.21%) Jenkins
3 41 (7.07%) Gradle
4 30 (5.17%) GitLab
5 27 (4.66%) JUnit
5 27 (4.66%) Mockito
6 23 (3.97%) gulp
7 16 (2.76%) Artifactory
7 16 (2.76%) Travis CI
8 13 (2.24%) Vagrant
9 10 (1.72%) Spock
9 10 (1.72%) Subversion
9 10 (1.72%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.55%) Gatling
10 9 (1.55%) Geb
11 8 (1.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 8 (1.38%) JIRA
12 7 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (1.03%) Maven
14 5 (0.86%) JMeter
General
1 124 (21.38%) Finance
2 26 (4.48%) Banking
2 26 (4.48%) Telecoms
3 19 (3.28%) Law
4 13 (2.24%) Legal
5 10 (1.72%) Retail
5 10 (1.72%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.21%) Advertising
7 7 (1.21%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Front Office
8 6 (1.03%) German Language
8 6 (1.03%) Marketing
8 6 (1.03%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.69%) Back Office
10 3 (0.52%) Electronics
10 3 (0.52%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.34%) French Language
11 2 (0.34%) Italian Language
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (16.38%) Developer
2 81 (13.97%) Analyst
3 67 (11.55%) DevOps Engineer
4 60 (10.34%) Network Engineer
5 53 (9.14%) Support Engineer
6 50 (8.62%) Java Developer
7 43 (7.41%) Support Analyst
8 37 (6.38%) Architect
9 35 (6.03%) Desktop Support
10 30 (5.17%) Consultant
11 27 (4.66%) IT Support
12 26 (4.48%) 2nd Line Support
13 23 (3.97%) Agile Developer
13 23 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
14 21 (3.62%) Security Engineer
14 21 (3.62%) Service Analyst
15 20 (3.45%) Administrator
15 20 (3.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 20 (3.45%) Senior Developer
15 20 (3.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (10.52%) Web Services
2 58 (10.00%) REST
3 57 (9.83%) Spring
4 53 (9.14%) Guice
5 43 (7.41%) SOAP
6 40 (6.90%) Dropwizard
7 38 (6.55%) HTML
8 35 (6.03%) CSS
9 34 (5.86%) OAuth
10 33 (5.69%) OAuth2
11 32 (5.52%) HTML5
12 30 (5.17%) AngularJS
13 27 (4.66%) Ratpack
14 24 (4.14%) Kafka
15 23 (3.97%) Ember.js
15 23 (3.97%) Spring Boot
16 22 (3.79%) RabbitMQ
17 21 (3.62%) Ruby on Rails
18 20 (3.45%) 802.1X
18 20 (3.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 48 (8.28%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.83%) Computer Science
3 27 (4.66%) Linux Command Line
4 24 (4.14%) Analytical Skills
5 22 (3.79%) iPhone
6 21 (3.62%) Public Cloud
6 21 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (3.45%) iPad
8 19 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 17 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (2.59%) PKI
11 13 (2.24%) Algorithms
11 13 (2.24%) Blackberry
11 13 (2.24%) Data Structures
12 12 (2.07%) Private Cloud
13 10 (1.72%) Fintech
13 10 (1.72%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.55%) Cloud Native
14 9 (1.55%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 235 (40.52%) Windows
2 208 (35.86%) Linux
3 128 (22.07%) Unix
4 78 (13.45%) Windows 7
5 77 (13.28%) Windows Server
6 68 (11.72%) Windows 10
7 38 (6.55%) Mac OS X
8 31 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 30 (5.17%) Apple iOS
9 30 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (4.48%) Solaris
11 20 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (2.93%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (2.59%) Android
14 14 (2.41%) Mac OS
14 14 (2.41%) SUSE
15 11 (1.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 9 (1.55%) Mac OS X Server
16 9 (1.55%) Windows 8
17 8 (1.38%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
2 93 (16.03%) DevOps
3 84 (14.48%) ITIL
4 73 (12.59%) Configuration Management
5 66 (11.38%) Microservices
6 64 (11.03%) Continuous Integration
7 60 (10.34%) Test Automation
8 55 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
9 53 (9.14%) TDD
10 47 (8.10%) Change Management
10 47 (8.10%) Load Balancing
11 45 (7.76%) Root Cause Analysis
12 44 (7.59%) Open Source
13 42 (7.24%) Unit Testing
14 40 (6.90%) Software Engineering
15 39 (6.72%) Scrum
16 35 (6.03%) OO
16 35 (6.03%) Pair Programming
17 33 (5.69%) OWASP
18 31 (5.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 122 (21.03%) Java
2 79 (13.62%) Python
3 58 (10.00%) Perl
4 56 (9.66%) Ruby
5 51 (8.79%) Java 8
6 50 (8.62%) Bash Shell
7 47 (8.10%) JavaScript
8 44 (7.59%) SQL
9 34 (5.86%) PowerShell
10 30 (5.17%) ES6
11 28 (4.83%) Shell Script
12 23 (3.97%) C
12 23 (3.97%) TypeScript
13 20 (3.45%) Groovy
14 18 (3.10%) C++
15 17 (2.93%) Go
16 15 (2.59%) PHP
17 14 (2.41%) C#
18 10 (1.72%) Scala
19 7 (1.21%) VBA
Qualifications
1 61 (10.52%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.72%) CCNP
4 38 (6.55%) Security Cleared
5 32 (5.52%) CCNA
6 29 (5.00%) SC Cleared
7 28 (4.83%) Degree
8 18 (3.10%) MCSE
9 13 (2.24%) MCSA
10 12 (2.07%) CCIE
10 12 (2.07%) MCP
11 11 (1.90%) CISSP
12 7 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.21%) MCTS
13 6 (1.03%) GCIH
13 6 (1.03%) GIAC
13 6 (1.03%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.03%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.03%) MCDST
13 6 (1.03%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.41%) SLA
2 6 (1.03%) GDPR
3 5 (0.86%) QA
4 4 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.52%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.52%) PMO
6 1 (0.17%) COBIT
6 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.17%) HL7
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 157 (27.07%) Active Directory
2 109 (18.79%) Docker
3 38 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.76%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.76%) vSphere
5 16 (2.76%) XenApp
6 11 (1.90%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.38%) etcd
8 8 (1.38%) flannel
8 8 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (1.38%) XenServer
9 7 (1.21%) NFS
9 7 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (1.03%) KVM
10 6 (1.03%) LXC
10 6 (1.03%) VMware NSX
10 6 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 5 (0.86%) Slurm Workload Manager
Systems Management
1 80 (13.79%) Puppet
2 77 (13.28%) Ansible
3 71 (12.24%) Kubernetes
4 57 (9.83%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (7.93%) Terraform
6 40 (6.90%) SCCM
7 26 (4.48%) Docker Swarm
8 19 (3.28%) Nagios
9 14 (2.41%) CFEngine
9 14 (2.41%) Prometheus
10 12 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
11 10 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
12 9 (1.55%) Cacti
12 9 (1.55%) HAProxy
13 8 (1.38%) rkt
14 7 (1.21%) logstash
14 7 (1.21%) Marathon
14 7 (1.21%) Mesos
14 7 (1.21%) SCOM
15 6 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (26.90%) Microsoft
2 120 (20.69%) Cisco
3 58 (10.00%) VMware
4 49 (8.45%) Citrix
5 44 (7.59%) F5
6 40 (6.90%) Juniper
7 36 (6.21%) Apple
8 32 (5.52%) CheckPoint
9 31 (5.34%) Red Hat
10 28 (4.83%) SolarWinds
11 27 (4.66%) Palo Alto
12 25 (4.31%) Google
13 23 (3.97%) ServiceNow
14 22 (3.79%) HP
15 20 (3.45%) Oracle
16 17 (2.93%) Ivanti
17 15 (2.59%) McAfee
18 14 (2.41%) Aruba
18 14 (2.41%) Infoblox
18 14 (2.41%) SAP