Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 174 155 146
Rank change year-on-year -19 -9 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 748 791 769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.59% 1.75% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.78% 12.62% 13.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 506 556
London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £177 £155 £171
90th Percentile £660 £588 £588
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 21 24
London median hourly rate £22.58 £26.00 £15.38
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.17% +69.11% -21.15%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.75 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.75 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -39.58% +107.73% -8.71%

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 5430 6270 5907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.90% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3643 4098 3904
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 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 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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 -16 124 £525 +10.53% 29
South London -36 26 £300 -31.43% 4
West London -20 21 £455 +7.06% 14
East London -10 16 £423 +164.06% 8
North London -8 3 £400 +100.00% 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 387 (51.74%) Linux
2 276 (36.90%) Windows
3 262 (35.03%) DNS
4 226 (30.21%) Python
5 223 (29.81%) Firewall
6 214 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
7 195 (26.07%) Java
8 184 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
9 180 (24.06%) HTTP
10 178 (23.80%) Unix
11 175 (23.40%) Active Directory
12 173 (23.13%) DevOps
13 168 (22.46%) VMware
14 162 (21.66%) Puppet
15 160 (21.39%) Finance
16 158 (21.12%) SSL
17 149 (19.92%) Ansible
18 143 (19.12%) Configuration Management
19 132 (17.65%) Cisco
19 132 (17.65%) Bash Shell
20 129 (17.25%) LAN
21 127 (16.98%) Microsoft
22 124 (16.58%) WAN
23 123 (16.44%) DHCP
23 123 (16.44%) Jenkins
24 119 (15.91%) Ruby
25 111 (14.84%) Git (software)
26 109 (14.57%) Windows Server
27 106 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
28 104 (13.90%) VPN

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 85 (11.36%) Apache
2 54 (7.22%) Tomcat
3 48 (6.42%) IIS
4 47 (6.28%) nginx
5 30 (4.01%) MS Exchange
6 25 (3.34%) Confluence
7 20 (2.67%) OpenStack
8 15 (2.01%) WebSphere
9 12 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
9 12 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (1.60%) IBM Notes
9 12 (1.60%) SharePoint
10 11 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
11 9 (1.20%) JBoss
11 9 (1.20%) Jetty
12 8 (1.07%) Mongrel
12 8 (1.07%) Skype for Business
13 7 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 7 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (0.80%) CMS
Applications
1 77 (10.29%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (1.07%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.13%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.13%) Revit
Business Applications
1 19 (2.54%) RMDS
2 6 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.80%) Eikon
3 4 (0.53%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.40%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.27%) MetaTrader
5 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 214 (28.61%) Amazon AWS
2 56 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (6.42%) Office 365
5 32 (4.28%) GitHub
6 23 (3.07%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
7 22 (2.94%) PaaS
8 21 (2.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 20 (2.67%) IaaS
10 19 (2.54%) Amazon ELB
11 18 (2.41%) Route 53
12 17 (2.27%) SaaS
13 14 (1.87%) G Suite
14 12 (1.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
15 11 (1.47%) Amazon S3
16 8 (1.07%) Google App Engine
17 7 (0.94%) Fastly
17 7 (0.94%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 262 (35.03%) DNS
2 223 (29.81%) Firewall
3 180 (24.06%) HTTP
4 158 (21.12%) SSL
5 129 (17.25%) LAN
6 124 (16.58%) WAN
7 123 (16.44%) DHCP
8 104 (13.90%) VPN
9 75 (10.03%) Network Security
10 68 (9.09%) Wireless
11 59 (7.89%) Internet
12 53 (7.09%) IPsec
13 48 (6.42%) Ethernet
14 47 (6.28%) SAN
15 44 (5.88%) BGP
16 40 (5.35%) HTTPS
17 38 (5.08%) FTP
18 37 (4.95%) MPLS
18 37 (4.95%) OSPF
19 36 (4.81%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 100 (13.37%) PostgreSQL
2 72 (9.63%) MySQL
3 70 (9.36%) MongoDB
4 69 (9.22%) SQL Server
5 43 (5.75%) Amazon RDS
6 28 (3.74%) NoSQL
7 25 (3.34%) Relational Database
8 17 (2.27%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.14%) Apache Cassandra
10 12 (1.60%) Big Data
11 9 (1.20%) Power BI
12 8 (1.07%) Hadoop
13 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.80%) DB2
15 5 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.67%) MariaDB
16 3 (0.40%) Oracle Database
16 3 (0.40%) Redis
16 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 123 (16.44%) Jenkins
2 111 (14.84%) Git (software)
3 58 (7.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 57 (7.62%) Artifactory
5 41 (5.48%) JIRA
6 25 (3.34%) Gradle
7 23 (3.07%) Maven
8 15 (2.01%) JUnit
8 15 (2.01%) Mockito
9 11 (1.47%) TeamCity
10 10 (1.34%) Subversion
11 9 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (1.20%) Travis CI
12 8 (1.07%) Burp Suite
12 8 (1.07%) Cucumber
12 8 (1.07%) JMeter
12 8 (1.07%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 6 (0.80%) IBM UrbanCode
14 5 (0.67%) Chocolatey
14 5 (0.67%) git-flow
General
1 160 (21.39%) Finance
2 68 (9.09%) Banking
3 66 (8.82%) Telecoms
4 23 (3.07%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.81%) Electronics
6 20 (2.67%) Front Office
6 20 (2.67%) Manufacturing
7 18 (2.41%) Marketing
8 13 (1.74%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.34%) Retail
10 8 (1.07%) Advertising
11 5 (0.67%) Back Office
11 5 (0.67%) Legal
12 4 (0.53%) Law
12 4 (0.53%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.53%) Publishing
13 2 (0.27%) Local Government
14 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.13%) Billing
14 1 (0.13%) German Language
Job Titles
1 123 (16.44%) DevOps Engineer
2 109 (14.57%) Analyst
3 67 (8.96%) Network Engineer
4 66 (8.82%) Developer
5 60 (8.02%) Support Engineer
6 52 (6.95%) Linux Engineer
7 43 (5.75%) AWS Engineer
7 43 (5.75%) Support Analyst
8 42 (5.61%) Architect
8 42 (5.61%) Desktop Support
9 39 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 38 (5.08%) Java Developer
11 33 (4.41%) AWS DevOps
12 32 (4.28%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 31 (4.14%) Senior DevOps
14 30 (4.01%) Security Engineer
15 29 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 27 (3.61%) Desktop Engineer
17 26 (3.48%) 2nd Line Support
18 25 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (9.76%) Web Services
2 64 (8.56%) Elastic Stack
3 40 (5.35%) .NET
3 40 (5.35%) FIX Protocol
3 40 (5.35%) XML
4 35 (4.68%) REST
5 31 (4.14%) Node.js
6 30 (4.01%) SOAP
6 30 (4.01%) Spring
7 25 (3.34%) RESTful
8 24 (3.21%) JSON
9 21 (2.81%) LAPP Stack
10 18 (2.41%) Dropwizard
10 18 (2.41%) Guice
10 18 (2.41%) HTML
11 17 (2.27%) Ajax
12 16 (2.14%) RabbitMQ
13 15 (2.01%) J2EE
13 15 (2.01%) Sensu
13 15 (2.01%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 69 (9.22%) Data Centre
2 50 (6.68%) Computer Science
3 49 (6.55%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (6.15%) Management Information System
5 45 (6.02%) PKI
6 39 (5.21%) Blackberry
7 32 (4.28%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 23 (3.07%) Fixed Income
9 22 (2.94%) Algorithms
9 22 (2.94%) Client/Server
9 22 (2.94%) Clustering
10 21 (2.81%) Public Cloud
11 17 (2.27%) BYOD
12 16 (2.14%) iPhone
13 12 (1.60%) Data Structures
13 12 (1.60%) iPad
14 11 (1.47%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.20%) Replication
16 7 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.94%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 387 (51.74%) Linux
2 276 (36.90%) Windows
3 178 (23.80%) Unix
4 109 (14.57%) Windows Server
5 67 (8.96%) Windows 7
6 66 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 59 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (5.35%) Windows 10
9 37 (4.95%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (3.48%) Apple iOS
11 24 (3.21%) CentOS
12 23 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (2.94%) Ubuntu
14 20 (2.67%) Android
15 19 (2.54%) Mac OS X
16 12 (1.60%) Solaris
16 12 (1.60%) Windows XP
17 11 (1.47%) SUSE
18 9 (1.20%) Debian
18 9 (1.20%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (24.60%) Agile Software Development
2 173 (23.13%) DevOps
3 143 (19.12%) Configuration Management
4 106 (14.17%) Continuous Integration
5 99 (13.24%) ITIL
6 74 (9.89%) Load Balancing
7 70 (9.36%) Open Source
8 60 (8.02%) Test Automation
9 55 (7.35%) SIEM
10 49 (6.55%) Continuous Delivery
11 42 (5.61%) Scrum
12 39 (5.21%) High Availability
12 39 (5.21%) Software Engineering
13 38 (5.08%) Information Security
13 38 (5.08%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (4.95%) Change Management
14 37 (4.95%) Time Management
15 35 (4.68%) Migration
16 34 (4.55%) Security Operations
16 34 (4.55%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 226 (30.21%) Python
2 195 (26.07%) Java
3 132 (17.65%) Bash Shell
4 119 (15.91%) Ruby
5 101 (13.50%) SQL
6 67 (8.96%) Perl
7 51 (6.82%) Go
8 39 (5.21%) PowerShell
9 34 (4.55%) JavaScript
10 26 (3.48%) Shell Script
11 24 (3.21%) Groovy
12 23 (3.07%) C
13 22 (2.94%) C++
14 21 (2.81%) C#
15 18 (2.41%) Korn
16 13 (1.74%) C-shell
16 13 (1.74%) PHP
17 7 (0.94%) TypeScript
18 6 (0.80%) T-SQL
19 5 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 89 (11.90%) Security Cleared
2 65 (8.69%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (8.69%) Degree
3 60 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 45 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (4.41%) MCSE
6 31 (4.14%) CCNP
7 30 (4.01%) CCNA
7 30 (4.01%) MCSA
8 26 (3.48%) MCP
8 26 (3.48%) Network+ Certification
9 18 (2.41%) CISSP
10 17 (2.27%) CISM
10 17 (2.27%) MCSM
11 16 (2.14%) ACHDS
11 16 (2.14%) DV Cleared
11 16 (2.14%) MCDST
12 15 (2.01%) A+ Certification
12 15 (2.01%) ACDT
12 15 (2.01%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.21%) PCI DSS
2 15 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.87%) MiFID
3 14 (1.87%) SLA
4 13 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 12 (1.60%) COBIT
6 11 (1.47%) QA
7 8 (1.07%) RMADS
8 7 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 5 (0.67%) AS 2805
9 5 (0.67%) ISO 8583
10 4 (0.53%) Disclosure Scotland
11 3 (0.40%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.40%) FATCA
11 3 (0.40%) GDPR
11 3 (0.40%) GMP
11 3 (0.40%) IFRS
12 2 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 1 (0.13%) Government Security Classifications
13 1 (0.13%) ISO 20022
System Software
1 175 (23.40%) Active Directory
2 102 (13.64%) Docker
3 95 (12.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (4.28%) vSphere
5 27 (3.61%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.07%) vCloud
7 20 (2.67%) iptables
8 17 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
9 12 (1.60%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.47%) Xen
10 11 (1.47%) XenApp
11 10 (1.34%) VMware ESXi
12 8 (1.07%) NFS
13 7 (0.94%) Varnish
14 6 (0.80%) KVM
15 5 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.67%) Samba
16 4 (0.53%) Gluster
16 4 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
16 4 (0.53%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 162 (21.66%) Puppet
2 149 (19.92%) Ansible
3 81 (10.83%) Opscode Chef
4 54 (7.22%) Kubernetes
5 50 (6.68%) logstash
6 48 (6.42%) Terraform
7 47 (6.28%) Kibana
8 32 (4.28%) Salt
9 30 (4.01%) SCCM
10 19 (2.54%) Grafana
11 18 (2.41%) HAProxy
12 17 (2.27%) Nagios
12 17 (2.27%) Nessus
13 15 (2.01%) WSUS
14 14 (1.87%) SELinux
15 11 (1.47%) AirWatch
15 11 (1.47%) Backup Exec
16 10 (1.34%) NetBackup
17 9 (1.20%) Docker Swarm
17 9 (1.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 168 (22.46%) VMware
2 132 (17.65%) Cisco
3 127 (16.98%) Microsoft
4 86 (11.50%) Oracle
5 81 (10.83%) Citrix
6 52 (6.95%) Splunk
7 44 (5.88%) Apple
8 41 (5.48%) HP
8 41 (5.48%) Red Hat
9 38 (5.08%) F5
10 37 (4.95%) Google
11 36 (4.81%) Juniper
12 24 (3.21%) Dell
12 24 (3.21%) SaltStack
13 21 (2.81%) NetApp
13 21 (2.81%) Reuters
14 20 (2.67%) EMC
15 19 (2.54%) SolarWinds
16 18 (2.41%) SAP
16 18 (2.41%) Sybase