Period
to 23 May 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 23 May 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
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 153 158
Rank change year-on-year -37 +5 -32
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 639 675 724
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.40% 1.71% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.51% 14.39% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 494 514
London median daily rate £485 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.12% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £181 £158 £200
90th Percentile £636 £600 £625
England median daily rate £438 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +3.55% +5.63% +11.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 28 16
London median hourly rate £17.00 £41.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.54% +124.66% -0.49%
England median hourly rate £17.25 £30.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -42.50% +66.67% -1.37%

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 5,553 4,692 5,526
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.17% 11.91% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,847 3,151 3,716
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £231
90th Percentile £625 £619 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 168 139 109
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.93 £12.86 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £24.62
% change year-on-year +0.50% -19.15% +14.49%

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 23 May 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 23 May 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 23 May 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 -37 133 £488 +14.71% 62
West London -5 50 £425 +75.26% 26
East London -7 18 £115 -74.44% 9
South London -60 15 £475 +5.56% 8
North London +6 4 £275 -33.33% 2
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 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.

1 352 (55.09%) DNS
2 314 (49.14%) Linux
3 227 (35.52%) Firewall
4 218 (34.12%) Windows
5 189 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
6 178 (27.86%) DHCP
7 168 (26.29%) HTTP
8 167 (26.13%) DevOps
9 166 (25.98%) SSL
10 164 (25.67%) Java
11 162 (25.35%) Docker
12 156 (24.41%) Amazon AWS
13 155 (24.26%) Git (software)
14 154 (24.10%) Jenkins
15 149 (23.32%) Python
16 147 (23.00%) Active Directory
17 145 (22.69%) Puppet
18 141 (22.07%) Configuration Management
19 140 (21.91%) Unix
20 138 (21.60%) MongoDB
21 128 (20.03%) MySQL
22 117 (18.31%) Cisco
23 115 (18.00%) Microsoft
23 115 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
23 115 (18.00%) Ruby
24 112 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
25 107 (16.74%) Security Cleared
26 105 (16.43%) Windows Server
27 102 (15.96%) Ansible
28 101 (15.81%) Open Source

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 65 (10.17%) nginx
2 55 (8.61%) Apache
3 38 (5.95%) MS Exchange
4 28 (4.38%) IIS
5 20 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 18 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (2.50%) Apache Spark
7 16 (2.50%) Tomcat
8 13 (2.03%) Elasticsearch
8 13 (2.03%) OpenStack
9 12 (1.88%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.72%) Confluence
11 6 (0.94%) Apache Pig
11 6 (0.94%) CMS
11 6 (0.94%) Skype for Business
12 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
13 3 (0.47%) Jetty
14 2 (0.31%) Apache Solr
14 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 53 (8.29%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (0.78%) RMDS
2 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.31%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 156 (24.41%) Amazon AWS
2 64 (10.02%) Office 365
3 37 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 32 (5.01%) Heroku
5 30 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
6 20 (3.13%) Amazon EC2
7 15 (2.35%) Amazon ELB
7 15 (2.35%) Route 53
8 14 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (2.03%) IaaS
10 12 (1.88%) PaaS
11 11 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.41%) SaaS
13 8 (1.25%) Akamai
14 7 (1.10%) GitHub
15 6 (0.94%) G Suite
16 5 (0.78%) OpenShift
17 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
18 3 (0.47%) Google Cloud Platform
18 3 (0.47%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 352 (55.09%) DNS
2 227 (35.52%) Firewall
3 178 (27.86%) DHCP
4 168 (26.29%) HTTP
5 166 (25.98%) SSL
6 100 (15.65%) WAN
7 92 (14.40%) LAN
8 88 (13.77%) FTP
9 84 (13.15%) VPN
10 65 (10.17%) Internet
11 64 (10.02%) BGP
11 64 (10.02%) OSPF
12 63 (9.86%) IPsec
13 59 (9.23%) Wireless
14 54 (8.45%) MPLS
15 34 (5.32%) Network Security
16 33 (5.16%) Cisco ASA
17 30 (4.69%) VoIP
18 29 (4.54%) EIGRP
19 28 (4.38%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (21.60%) MongoDB
2 128 (20.03%) MySQL
3 115 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
4 79 (12.36%) NoSQL
5 44 (6.89%) Relational Database
6 41 (6.42%) SQL Server
7 33 (5.16%) RDBMS
8 27 (4.23%) Apache Cassandra
9 25 (3.91%) Amazon RDS
10 22 (3.44%) Redis
11 11 (1.72%) Hadoop
12 10 (1.56%) Big Data
13 9 (1.41%) Power BI
14 6 (0.94%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.94%) DB2
14 6 (0.94%) Flink
14 6 (0.94%) Neo4j
15 5 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2005
16 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 155 (24.26%) Git (software)
2 154 (24.10%) Jenkins
3 74 (11.58%) Artifactory
4 52 (8.14%) Gradle
5 32 (5.01%) Sonatype Nexus
6 31 (4.85%) Travis CI
7 29 (4.54%) GitLab
8 28 (4.38%) JUnit
9 26 (4.07%) Mockito
10 24 (3.76%) JIRA
11 21 (3.29%) gulp
11 21 (3.29%) Spock
12 20 (3.13%) Gatling
12 20 (3.13%) Geb
12 20 (3.13%) Vagrant
13 12 (1.88%) Maven
13 12 (1.88%) Subversion
14 10 (1.56%) JMeter
15 9 (1.41%) Cucumber
15 9 (1.41%) Selenium
General
1 91 (14.24%) Finance
2 47 (7.36%) Banking
3 32 (5.01%) Telecoms
4 25 (3.91%) Investment Banking
5 14 (2.19%) Electronics
6 13 (2.03%) Marketing
6 13 (2.03%) Retail
7 10 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.41%) Advertising
9 6 (0.94%) Front Office
10 5 (0.78%) German Language
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.63%) French Language
12 3 (0.47%) Law
12 3 (0.47%) Legal
12 3 (0.47%) Local Government
13 2 (0.31%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 127 (19.87%) DevOps Engineer
2 92 (14.40%) Developer
3 81 (12.68%) Network Engineer
4 70 (10.95%) Analyst
5 62 (9.70%) Java Developer
6 50 (7.82%) Support Engineer
7 36 (5.63%) AWS DevOps
8 33 (5.16%) AWS Engineer
9 30 (4.69%) Agile Developer
9 30 (4.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
9 30 (4.69%) Senior DevOps
10 29 (4.54%) Linux Engineer
10 29 (4.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 27 (4.23%) Architect
12 26 (4.07%) Agile Java Developer
13 25 (3.91%) Lead DevOps
14 22 (3.44%) Lead DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.44%) Support Analyst
15 21 (3.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 21 (3.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (9.86%) REST
2 60 (9.39%) Web Services
3 58 (9.08%) Elastic Stack
4 53 (8.29%) Spring
5 52 (8.14%) LEMP Stack
6 48 (7.51%) Guice
7 44 (6.89%) Dropwizard
7 44 (6.89%) RabbitMQ
8 41 (6.42%) SOAP
9 35 (5.48%) ActiveMQ
10 32 (5.01%) OAuth
10 32 (5.01%) OAuth2
11 31 (4.85%) Ratpack
12 30 (4.69%) CSS
13 29 (4.54%) AngularJS
13 29 (4.54%) HTML
13 29 (4.54%) HTML5
14 28 (4.38%) Sensu
15 24 (3.76%) Kafka
16 22 (3.44%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 52 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 45 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.63%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.32%) Linux Command Line
5 25 (3.91%) Management Information System
6 23 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 20 (3.13%) Public Cloud
8 17 (2.66%) Algorithms
9 13 (2.03%) Data Structures
9 13 (2.03%) Derivative
10 12 (1.88%) PKI
10 12 (1.88%) Video on Demand
11 9 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 9 (1.41%) iPad
11 9 (1.41%) iPhone
12 8 (1.25%) Credit Risk
12 8 (1.25%) Data Protection Act
12 8 (1.25%) Fintech
12 8 (1.25%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (1.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 314 (49.14%) Linux
2 218 (34.12%) Windows
3 140 (21.91%) Unix
4 105 (16.43%) Windows Server
5 52 (8.14%) Windows 7
6 49 (7.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (5.95%) Windows 10
9 36 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 26 (4.07%) Mac OS X
11 18 (2.82%) CentOS
12 16 (2.50%) Ubuntu
13 12 (1.88%) Apple iOS
14 10 (1.56%) Solaris
15 9 (1.41%) Android
16 6 (0.94%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.94%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.94%) Windows XP
17 4 (0.63%) Debian
17 4 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (29.58%) Agile Software Development
2 167 (26.13%) DevOps
3 141 (22.07%) Configuration Management
4 112 (17.53%) Continuous Integration
5 101 (15.81%) Open Source
6 94 (14.71%) Microservices
7 90 (14.08%) Load Balancing
8 76 (11.89%) Test Automation
9 69 (10.80%) Software Engineering
10 68 (10.64%) ITIL
11 67 (10.49%) TDD
12 53 (8.29%) OO
13 52 (8.14%) Problem-Solving
14 44 (6.89%) Scrum
15 43 (6.73%) Root Cause Analysis
16 40 (6.26%) Multithreading
17 38 (5.95%) BDD
17 38 (5.95%) Digital Transformation Programme
18 36 (5.63%) Project Management
19 35 (5.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 164 (25.67%) Java
2 149 (23.32%) Python
3 115 (18.00%) Ruby
4 90 (14.08%) Bash Shell
5 68 (10.64%) Perl
6 61 (9.55%) SQL
7 47 (7.36%) Java 8
8 42 (6.57%) Groovy
9 35 (5.48%) JavaScript
10 33 (5.16%) PowerShell
11 29 (4.54%) ES6
12 23 (3.60%) Go
13 22 (3.44%) Scala
14 21 (3.29%) TypeScript
15 15 (2.35%) Shell Script
16 13 (2.03%) C
16 13 (2.03%) C++
17 11 (1.72%) PHP
18 10 (1.56%) AWK
19 7 (1.10%) C#
Qualifications
1 107 (16.74%) Security Cleared
2 83 (12.99%) SC Cleared
3 70 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (9.08%) Degree
5 43 (6.73%) CCNP
6 35 (5.48%) CCNA
7 25 (3.91%) CISSP
8 21 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 18 (2.82%) DV Cleared
10 17 (2.66%) CCIE
11 16 (2.50%) MCSE
12 11 (1.72%) CISM
13 10 (1.56%) A+ Certification
13 10 (1.56%) MCP
14 8 (1.25%) CEH
14 8 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 8 (1.25%) MCSA
15 7 (1.10%) CCDP
15 7 (1.10%) GCIA
15 7 (1.10%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (2.35%) PCI DSS
3 9 (1.41%) QA
4 8 (1.25%) SLA
5 7 (1.10%) GDPR
6 5 (0.78%) COBIT
6 5 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 5 (0.78%) RMADS
6 5 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 162 (25.35%) Docker
2 147 (23.00%) Active Directory
3 60 (9.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 38 (5.95%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (4.38%) XenApp
6 23 (3.60%) vSphere
7 13 (2.03%) Hyper-V
8 12 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (1.72%) vCloud
9 11 (1.72%) XenServer
10 10 (1.56%) etcd
10 10 (1.56%) flannel
11 9 (1.41%) NFS
12 8 (1.25%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
14 5 (0.78%) Firmware
14 5 (0.78%) Snort
14 5 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
14 5 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
15 4 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 145 (22.69%) Puppet
2 102 (15.96%) Ansible
3 94 (14.71%) Kubernetes
4 75 (11.74%) Opscode Chef
5 68 (10.64%) Terraform
6 47 (7.36%) HAProxy
7 35 (5.48%) Grafana
8 31 (4.85%) SCCM
9 30 (4.69%) logstash
10 26 (4.07%) Docker Swarm
11 23 (3.60%) Prometheus
12 17 (2.66%) Kibana
13 16 (2.50%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 13 (2.03%) WSUS
15 12 (1.88%) Salt
16 10 (1.56%) Mesos
16 10 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
16 10 (1.56%) rkt
17 8 (1.25%) Marathon
17 8 (1.25%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 117 (18.31%) Cisco
2 115 (18.00%) Microsoft
3 83 (12.99%) VMware
4 55 (8.61%) Citrix
5 44 (6.89%) HP
6 30 (4.69%) Oracle
7 25 (3.91%) CheckPoint
7 25 (3.91%) Juniper
8 23 (3.60%) F5
9 17 (2.66%) Apple
9 17 (2.66%) Red Hat
10 16 (2.50%) Dell
10 16 (2.50%) Palo Alto
10 16 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 16 (2.50%) SolarWinds
11 13 (2.03%) Infoblox
12 11 (1.72%) IBM
12 11 (1.72%) SaltStack
12 11 (1.72%) SAP
13 10 (1.56%) Symantec