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 3 months to 26 June 2017 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 175 144 133
Rank change year-on-year -31 -11  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 309 372 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.49% 1.74% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.50% 12.54% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 239 274
Median daily rate £450 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +11.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £198 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £343 £340
% change year-on-year +14.23% +0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 18
Median hourly rate £24.61 £10.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +146.10% -44.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £25.00 £73.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +100.00%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2289 2966 3107
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.03% 13.87% 13.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1528 2019 2015
Median daily rate £450 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +10.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 47 91
Median hourly rate £24.93 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.78 £12.05 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -1 68 £425 -10.52% 42
New Malden - 6 - - 1
Canary Wharf +5 3 £570 +14.00%
Feltham +6 2 £425 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
Brentford - 2 £365 -
Chessington -1 1 - -
West End of London - 1 £400 - 5
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 272 (42.24%) Linux
2 235 (36.49%) Windows
3 204 (31.68%) DNS
4 179 (27.80%) Cisco
5 178 (27.64%) Firewall
6 149 (23.14%) Java
7 148 (22.98%) Unix
8 146 (22.67%) Python
9 145 (22.52%) HTTP
10 139 (21.58%) Active Directory
11 122 (18.94%) DHCP
11 122 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
12 121 (18.79%) Puppet
13 117 (18.17%) LAN
13 117 (18.17%) Configuration Management
14 116 (18.01%) VMware
15 111 (17.24%) DevOps
16 109 (16.93%) WAN
17 108 (16.77%) SSL
18 107 (16.61%) Finance
19 105 (16.30%) Microsoft
20 98 (15.22%) Wireless
21 97 (15.06%) SQL
22 91 (14.13%) Perl
23 90 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
24 88 (13.66%) Ansible
24 88 (13.66%) Windows Server
25 87 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
26 84 (13.04%) Bash Shell
27 82 (12.73%) PostgreSQL

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 54 (8.39%) Apache
2 33 (5.12%) MS Exchange
2 33 (5.12%) Tomcat
3 31 (4.81%) IIS
4 27 (4.19%) JBoss
5 24 (3.73%) nginx
6 18 (2.80%) OpenStack
7 17 (2.64%) WebSphere
8 16 (2.48%) SharePoint
9 13 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
10 12 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
12 9 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
12 9 (1.40%) WebLogic
13 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
14 5 (0.78%) Confluence
14 5 (0.78%) IBM Notes
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 4 (0.62%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 74 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.62%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 5 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.62%) RMDS
3 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.16%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 122 (18.94%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (6.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.88%) Office 365
4 23 (3.57%) IaaS
5 17 (2.64%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (1.71%) SaaS
8 10 (1.55%) GitHub
9 8 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 7 (1.09%) PaaS
11 6 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.62%) Amazon Kinesis
12 4 (0.62%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.47%) Amazon S3
13 3 (0.47%) G Suite
13 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
13 3 (0.47%) Heroku
13 3 (0.47%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.47%) Yammer
14 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 204 (31.68%) DNS
2 178 (27.64%) Firewall
3 145 (22.52%) HTTP
4 122 (18.94%) DHCP
5 117 (18.17%) LAN
6 109 (16.93%) WAN
7 108 (16.77%) SSL
8 98 (15.22%) Wireless
9 77 (11.96%) Network Security
10 74 (11.49%) MPLS
11 70 (10.87%) VPN
12 68 (10.56%) BGP
13 61 (9.47%) OSPF
14 56 (8.70%) Ethernet
15 48 (7.45%) Internet
16 45 (6.99%) VoIP
17 42 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
17 42 (6.52%) SAN
17 42 (6.52%) VLAN
18 35 (5.43%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 82 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
2 63 (9.78%) SQL Server
3 48 (7.45%) MongoDB
4 44 (6.83%) MySQL
5 40 (6.21%) Relational Database
6 17 (2.64%) Redis
7 13 (2.02%) Amazon RDS
8 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
9 9 (1.40%) Big Data
9 9 (1.40%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (1.09%) Oracle Database
10 7 (1.09%) RDBMS
11 6 (0.93%) MariaDB
12 5 (0.78%) DB2
12 5 (0.78%) Hadoop
13 4 (0.62%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
15 2 (0.31%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 58 (9.01%) Git (software)
2 54 (8.39%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.42%) Subversion
4 17 (2.64%) Artifactory
5 15 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
6 14 (2.17%) JIRA
7 12 (1.86%) Maven
8 8 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (1.24%) TeamCity
8 8 (1.24%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.09%) Gradle
9 7 (1.09%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.78%) Eclipse
11 4 (0.62%) Fiddler
11 4 (0.62%) LoadRunner
11 4 (0.62%) MSBuild
11 4 (0.62%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.62%) Rational Application Developer
11 4 (0.62%) SoapUI
11 4 (0.62%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 107 (16.61%) Finance
2 54 (8.39%) Banking
3 28 (4.35%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.80%) Retail
5 17 (2.64%) Law
6 15 (2.33%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.55%) Front Office
8 9 (1.40%) Back Office
8 9 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.09%) Marketing
9 7 (1.09%) Multimedia
10 6 (0.93%) Retail Banking
11 5 (0.78%) Electronics
11 5 (0.78%) Games
12 4 (0.62%) Advertising
12 4 (0.62%) Japanese Language
12 4 (0.62%) Legal
13 3 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.47%) Private Banking
14 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 116 (18.01%) Analyst
2 76 (11.80%) Developer
2 76 (11.80%) Network Engineer
3 70 (10.87%) DevOps Engineer
4 48 (7.45%) Linux Engineer
5 47 (7.30%) Support Analyst
6 33 (5.12%) AWS Engineer
7 31 (4.81%) Support Engineer
8 30 (4.66%) Desktop Support
9 29 (4.50%) Service Analyst
10 27 (4.19%) Administrator
10 27 (4.19%) AWS DevOps
11 26 (4.04%) Architect
12 25 (3.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 25 (3.88%) Cisco Engineer
12 25 (3.88%) Consultant
12 25 (3.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 24 (3.73%) Service Desk Analyst
14 23 (3.57%) Security Engineer
15 22 (3.42%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.70%) 802.1X
2 50 (7.76%) Web Services
3 48 (7.45%) XML
4 40 (6.21%) Node.js
5 36 (5.59%) SOAP
6 35 (5.43%) .NET
7 33 (5.12%) HTML
8 27 (4.19%) CSS
8 27 (4.19%) Elastic Stack
9 25 (3.88%) FIX Protocol
9 25 (3.88%) XSLT
10 24 (3.73%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (3.42%) JSON
12 21 (3.26%) REST
12 21 (3.26%) RESTful
13 20 (3.11%) LAPP Stack
14 17 (2.64%) LAMP
15 16 (2.48%) RSS
16 12 (1.86%) Middleware
16 12 (1.86%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 72 (11.18%) Analytical Skills
2 67 (10.40%) Data Centre
3 34 (5.28%) Linux Command Line
4 27 (4.19%) Computer Science
5 26 (4.04%) Management Information System
6 25 (3.88%) Clustering
7 22 (3.42%) Blackberry
8 16 (2.48%) Web 2.0
9 15 (2.33%) Fintech
9 15 (2.33%) Replication
10 12 (1.86%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.86%) Hedge funds
10 12 (1.86%) PKI
10 12 (1.86%) Public Cloud
11 11 (1.71%) Client/Server
12 10 (1.55%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.40%) Derivative
14 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (1.24%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 8 (1.24%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 272 (42.24%) Linux
2 235 (36.49%) Windows
3 148 (22.98%) Unix
4 88 (13.66%) Windows Server
5 59 (9.16%) Windows 7
6 48 (7.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 41 (6.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (5.75%) CentOS
8 37 (5.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (4.66%) Ubuntu
10 28 (4.35%) Solaris
11 26 (4.04%) Windows 10
12 22 (3.42%) Windows Server 2003
13 17 (2.64%) Mac OS X
14 15 (2.33%) SUSE
15 14 (2.17%) Android
16 12 (1.86%) Windows XP
17 9 (1.40%) Apple iOS
17 9 (1.40%) Windows 8
18 8 (1.24%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (18.17%) Configuration Management
2 111 (17.24%) DevOps
3 90 (13.98%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (11.65%) ITIL
5 71 (11.02%) Open Source
6 54 (8.39%) Continuous Integration
6 54 (8.39%) Load Balancing
7 51 (7.92%) Migration
8 48 (7.45%) High Availability
9 44 (6.83%) Network Design
10 36 (5.59%) Information Security
10 36 (5.59%) Test Automation
11 34 (5.28%) Penetration Testing
11 34 (5.28%) Project Management
12 33 (5.12%) OO
13 32 (4.97%) Service Management
14 30 (4.66%) Continuous Delivery
15 29 (4.50%) Low Latency
16 28 (4.35%) Network Management
17 27 (4.19%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 149 (23.14%) Java
2 146 (22.67%) Python
3 97 (15.06%) SQL
4 91 (14.13%) Perl
5 84 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 70 (10.87%) Ruby
7 50 (7.76%) PowerShell
8 39 (6.06%) C
9 37 (5.75%) C++
10 34 (5.28%) JavaScript
11 33 (5.12%) Korn
12 29 (4.50%) C#
12 29 (4.50%) Shell Script
13 26 (4.04%) PHP
14 16 (2.48%) C-shell
15 14 (2.17%) Go
16 9 (1.40%) Scala
17 8 (1.24%) tcsh
18 6 (0.93%) XPath
19 4 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 87 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 57 (8.85%) CCNP
4 52 (8.07%) SC Cleared
5 48 (7.45%) CCNA
6 33 (5.12%) Degree
7 25 (3.88%) CCIE
7 25 (3.88%) CISSP
7 25 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (3.26%) GIAC
9 18 (2.80%) SANS
10 15 (2.33%) CEH
11 13 (2.02%) CREST Certified
12 11 (1.71%) MCSE
13 10 (1.55%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.40%) DV Cleared
14 9 (1.40%) JNCIA
14 9 (1.40%) JNCIP
14 9 (1.40%) MCSA
15 8 (1.24%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.80%) SLA
2 10 (1.55%) MiFID
3 6 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.93%) QA
4 4 (0.62%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.31%) COBIT
5 2 (0.31%) GMP
5 2 (0.31%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.16%) HL7
6 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 139 (21.58%) Active Directory
2 76 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.68%) Docker
4 24 (3.73%) Hyper-V
5 17 (2.64%) vSphere
5 17 (2.64%) XenApp
6 15 (2.33%) NFS
7 11 (1.71%) vCloud
8 9 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
8 9 (1.40%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.24%) Samba
9 8 (1.24%) Snort
10 7 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (0.93%) Xen
12 5 (0.78%) Virtual Machines
13 4 (0.62%) Firmware
13 4 (0.62%) KVM
13 4 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 121 (18.79%) Puppet
2 88 (13.66%) Ansible
3 58 (9.01%) Nagios
3 58 (9.01%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (4.04%) logstash
5 24 (3.73%) Cisco Prime
6 23 (3.57%) Kibana
7 22 (3.42%) Kubernetes
8 20 (3.11%) SCCM
9 19 (2.95%) NetBackup
10 18 (2.80%) Salt
11 17 (2.64%) Terraform
12 15 (2.33%) FortiGate
13 11 (1.71%) Grafana
13 11 (1.71%) HAProxy
13 11 (1.71%) Norton AntiVirus
13 11 (1.71%) vCenter Server
14 10 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
15 9 (1.40%) Cisco UCCX
15 9 (1.40%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 179 (27.80%) Cisco
2 116 (18.01%) VMware
3 105 (16.30%) Microsoft
4 69 (10.71%) Citrix
5 62 (9.63%) Oracle
6 60 (9.32%) Juniper
7 56 (8.70%) CheckPoint
8 53 (8.23%) Red Hat
9 46 (7.14%) F5
10 39 (6.06%) SolarWinds
11 28 (4.35%) IBM
12 27 (4.19%) Palo Alto
13 25 (3.88%) HP
14 21 (3.26%) NetApp
15 19 (2.95%) Apple
15 19 (2.95%) Fortinet
16 18 (2.80%) EMC
17 15 (2.33%) Google
18 14 (2.17%) Dell
18 14 (2.17%) LANDesk
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