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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / London
Rank 144 163 118
Rank change year-on-year +19 -45  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 331 329 390
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.72% 1.50% 1.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.71% 11.79% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 235 234
Median daily rate £425 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.52% +18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £218 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year +12.67% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
Median hourly rate £47.00 £19.00 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +147.36% +0.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.90 £14.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.30 £19.00 £56.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +19.61%  

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 2414 2791 2828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.57% 12.69% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1884 1817
Median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.52% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 57 81
Median hourly rate £42.00 £21.34 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.81% +6.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.28 £12.80 £13.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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 +14 44 £429 -18.28% 38
Croydon +18 9 £450 -14.28% 2
New Malden - 9 £143 - 1
Westminster +8 2 £563 -
Chiswick +1 2 £185 -
Greenford - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £550 -
Bromley - 1 £425 -
Romford - 1 £145 -
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 268 (39.35%) Linux
2 261 (38.33%) Windows
3 210 (30.84%) DNS
4 207 (30.40%) Cisco
5 199 (29.22%) Firewall
6 151 (22.17%) VMware
7 150 (22.03%) LAN
8 149 (21.88%) HTTP
9 146 (21.44%) Finance
10 144 (21.15%) Java
11 142 (20.85%) Active Directory
12 136 (19.97%) WAN
13 132 (19.38%) DHCP
14 130 (19.09%) Python
15 126 (18.50%) Microsoft
15 126 (18.50%) Configuration Management
16 122 (17.91%) Unix
17 121 (17.77%) Puppet
18 118 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
18 118 (17.33%) DevOps
19 117 (17.18%) SSL
20 116 (17.03%) Wireless
21 104 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
21 104 (15.27%) Windows Server
22 99 (14.54%) Cisco Certification
23 97 (14.24%) Open Source
24 92 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
25 91 (13.36%) SQL
26 90 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
27 89 (13.07%) Analytical Skills

TCP/IP
Top Related 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 61 (8.96%) Apache
2 43 (6.31%) IIS
3 38 (5.58%) Tomcat
4 35 (5.14%) MS Exchange
5 31 (4.55%) nginx
6 23 (3.38%) WebSphere
7 22 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
8 21 (3.08%) JBoss
9 20 (2.94%) Elasticsearch
10 17 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 16 (2.35%) OpenStack
11 16 (2.35%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.76%) Confluence
13 10 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
14 7 (1.03%) Cloud Foundry
14 7 (1.03%) WebLogic
15 5 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
16 4 (0.59%) Jetty
16 4 (0.59%) NServiceBus
16 4 (0.59%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 76 (11.16%) MS Office
2 53 (7.78%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.44%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.29%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.15%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 118 (17.33%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.52%) Office 365
4 16 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (1.62%) GitHub
6 11 (1.62%) SaaS
6 11 (1.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 10 (1.47%) PaaS
8 9 (1.32%) IaaS
9 5 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.59%) Amazon Kinesis
10 4 (0.59%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.59%) Datadog
10 4 (0.59%) Google App Engine
10 4 (0.59%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.44%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.44%) G Suite
11 3 (0.44%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.29%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 210 (30.84%) DNS
2 199 (29.22%) Firewall
3 150 (22.03%) LAN
4 149 (21.88%) HTTP
5 136 (19.97%) WAN
6 132 (19.38%) DHCP
7 117 (17.18%) SSL
8 116 (17.03%) Wireless
9 85 (12.48%) BGP
10 76 (11.16%) Network Security
11 75 (11.01%) MPLS
12 73 (10.72%) OSPF
12 73 (10.72%) VPN
13 63 (9.25%) Internet
14 58 (8.52%) Ethernet
15 57 (8.37%) Cisco ASA
16 54 (7.93%) SAN
17 53 (7.78%) Intrusion Detection
18 48 (7.05%) VLAN
19 46 (6.75%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (13.22%) PostgreSQL
2 59 (8.66%) MongoDB
3 55 (8.08%) MySQL
4 49 (7.20%) SQL Server
5 43 (6.31%) Relational Database
6 33 (4.85%) Redis
7 13 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
8 11 (1.62%) NoSQL
9 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
10 8 (1.17%) Big Data
10 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
11 7 (1.03%) RDBMS
12 6 (0.88%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
14 4 (0.59%) DB2
15 3 (0.44%) CouchDB
15 3 (0.44%) KDB
16 2 (0.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 75 (11.01%) Jenkins
2 69 (10.13%) Git (software)
3 35 (5.14%) Subversion
4 18 (2.64%) Vagrant
5 14 (2.06%) JIRA
6 11 (1.62%) TeamCity
7 10 (1.47%) Maven
8 9 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.32%) Visual Studio
9 8 (1.17%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.17%) Travis CI
10 7 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.73%) LoadRunner
11 5 (0.73%) MSBuild
11 5 (0.73%) Octopus Deploy
11 5 (0.73%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.59%) ClearCase
12 4 (0.59%) ClearQuest
12 4 (0.59%) GitLab
12 4 (0.59%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
General
1 146 (21.44%) Finance
2 80 (11.75%) Banking
3 29 (4.26%) Retail
4 28 (4.11%) Telecoms
5 18 (2.64%) Law
6 15 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.91%) Back Office
8 12 (1.76%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.62%) Advertising
9 11 (1.62%) Front Office
10 10 (1.47%) Legal
11 8 (1.17%) Multimedia
12 7 (1.03%) Marketing
13 6 (0.88%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.59%) Electronics
14 4 (0.59%) Japanese Language
15 3 (0.44%) Games
15 3 (0.44%) Publishing
15 3 (0.44%) Retail Banking
16 2 (0.29%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 109 (16.01%) Analyst
2 80 (11.75%) Network Engineer
3 69 (10.13%) DevOps Engineer
4 62 (9.10%) Developer
5 50 (7.34%) Administrator
6 46 (6.75%) Support Analyst
7 44 (6.46%) Linux Engineer
8 39 (5.73%) Support Engineer
9 38 (5.58%) Architect
10 34 (4.99%) Cisco Engineer
10 34 (4.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.70%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.26%) Desktop Support
12 29 (4.26%) Service Analyst
13 28 (4.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 28 (4.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 26 (3.82%) 2nd Line Support
15 25 (3.67%) AWS Engineer
16 24 (3.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 24 (3.52%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (8.81%) Web Services
2 50 (7.34%) 802.1X
3 45 (6.61%) XML
4 44 (6.46%) .NET
5 41 (6.02%) Node.js
6 39 (5.73%) HTML
7 31 (4.55%) CSS
8 30 (4.41%) JSON
9 26 (3.82%) Middleware
9 26 (3.82%) SOAP
10 23 (3.38%) Elastic Stack
11 22 (3.23%) RabbitMQ
11 22 (3.23%) XSLT
12 19 (2.79%) FIX Protocol
13 17 (2.50%) LAMP
14 16 (2.35%) MSMQ
14 16 (2.35%) RSS
15 14 (2.06%) LEMP Stack
15 14 (2.06%) RESTful
16 13 (1.91%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 89 (13.07%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.87%) Data Centre
3 43 (6.31%) Management Information System
4 30 (4.41%) Blackberry
5 27 (3.96%) Clustering
6 23 (3.38%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.08%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (2.64%) Algorithms
9 16 (2.35%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 16 (2.35%) Web 2.0
10 15 (2.20%) Client/Server
10 15 (2.20%) Security Operations Centre
11 12 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.47%) iSeries
12 10 (1.47%) PKI
12 10 (1.47%) Replication
12 10 (1.47%) Tandem
13 9 (1.32%) Equities
13 9 (1.32%) Fixed Income
13 9 (1.32%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 268 (39.35%) Linux
2 261 (38.33%) Windows
3 122 (17.91%) Unix
4 104 (15.27%) Windows Server
5 65 (9.54%) Windows 7
5 65 (9.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 46 (6.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (6.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 39 (5.73%) Windows Server 2003
9 38 (5.58%) CentOS
10 31 (4.55%) Solaris
11 27 (3.96%) Ubuntu
11 27 (3.96%) Windows 10
12 21 (3.08%) Mac OS X
13 17 (2.50%) Windows 8
14 15 (2.20%) SUSE
15 13 (1.91%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.91%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.76%) Android
17 10 (1.47%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (18.50%) Configuration Management
2 118 (17.33%) DevOps
3 104 (15.27%) Agile Software Development
4 97 (14.24%) Open Source
5 88 (12.92%) Continuous Integration
6 87 (12.78%) ITIL
7 60 (8.81%) Load Balancing
8 51 (7.49%) Information Security
9 49 (7.20%) High Availability
10 45 (6.61%) Migration
11 39 (5.73%) Change Management
12 38 (5.58%) Network Design
13 36 (5.29%) OO
13 36 (5.29%) Service Management
14 33 (4.85%) Project Management
15 31 (4.55%) Software Engineering
16 30 (4.41%) Low Latency
16 30 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
17 29 (4.26%) OOP
17 29 (4.26%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 144 (21.15%) Java
2 130 (19.09%) Python
3 91 (13.36%) SQL
4 73 (10.72%) Perl
5 63 (9.25%) Bash Shell
6 61 (8.96%) Ruby
7 53 (7.78%) PowerShell
8 42 (6.17%) C
9 36 (5.29%) C#
9 36 (5.29%) C++
10 32 (4.70%) PHP
11 31 (4.55%) JavaScript
11 31 (4.55%) Shell Script
12 23 (3.38%) Go
13 12 (1.76%) Korn
13 12 (1.76%) VB
14 9 (1.32%) tcsh
15 7 (1.03%) VBScript
16 5 (0.73%) VB.NET
16 5 (0.73%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (14.54%) Cisco Certification
2 86 (12.63%) Security Cleared
3 74 (10.87%) CCNP
4 69 (10.13%) SC Cleared
5 66 (9.69%) CCNA
6 33 (4.85%) Degree
7 29 (4.26%) CCIE
8 26 (3.82%) Microsoft Certification
9 21 (3.08%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (2.64%) CISSP
11 17 (2.50%) MCSE
12 15 (2.20%) MCSA
13 14 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
14 13 (1.91%) GIAC
14 13 (1.91%) JNCIP
15 12 (1.76%) MCP
16 11 (1.62%) DV Cleared
16 11 (1.62%) JNCIS
16 11 (1.62%) MCDST
17 10 (1.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.38%) SLA
2 19 (2.79%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (1.47%) QA
5 6 (0.88%) MiFID
6 2 (0.29%) ISO20022
6 2 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) BS7799
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.15%) PMO
7 1 (0.15%) RMADS
7 1 (0.15%) WCAG
System Software
1 142 (20.85%) Active Directory
2 92 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (5.29%) vSphere
4 31 (4.55%) Docker
5 29 (4.26%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.94%) NFS
7 16 (2.35%) XenApp
8 14 (2.06%) Samba
9 13 (1.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 12 (1.76%) vCloud
11 10 (1.47%) RACF
12 9 (1.32%) Snort
12 9 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
13 8 (1.17%) Veritas Volume Manager
13 8 (1.17%) Virtual Servers
13 8 (1.17%) VMware ESX
14 7 (1.03%) Postfix
15 6 (0.88%) KVM
15 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.73%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 121 (17.77%) Puppet
2 73 (10.72%) Ansible
3 58 (8.52%) Nagios
4 56 (8.22%) Opscode Chef
5 27 (3.96%) logstash
5 27 (3.96%) SCCM
6 26 (3.82%) Salt
7 25 (3.67%) Kibana
8 18 (2.64%) Cisco Prime
8 18 (2.64%) FortiGate
9 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
9 14 (2.06%) Terraform
10 13 (1.91%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 13 (1.91%) Kubernetes
10 13 (1.91%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 11 (1.62%) Grafana
11 11 (1.62%) Graphite
11 11 (1.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 9 (1.32%) Oracle ZFS
12 9 (1.32%) SmokePing
Vendors
1 207 (30.40%) Cisco
2 151 (22.17%) VMware
3 126 (18.50%) Microsoft
4 78 (11.45%) CheckPoint
5 71 (10.43%) Juniper
6 70 (10.28%) Citrix
7 65 (9.54%) Red Hat
8 46 (6.75%) F5
9 40 (5.87%) Oracle
10 31 (4.55%) SolarWinds
11 26 (3.82%) IBM
11 26 (3.82%) Palo Alto
12 23 (3.38%) EMC
13 22 (3.23%) Apple
14 21 (3.08%) HP
14 21 (3.08%) LANDesk
15 20 (2.94%) Riverbed
16 19 (2.79%) Splunk
17 16 (2.35%) Dell
18 14 (2.06%) Sun
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