Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 217 178 154
Rank change year-on-year -39 -24 -2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 604 760 779
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.28% 1.60% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.76% 13.98% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 550 501
London median daily rate £438 £469 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.77% +10.41% -
10th Percentile £180 £177 £160
90th Percentile £625 £650 £600
England median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 17 22
London median hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.34% +10.00% +21.43%
10th Percentile £16.75 £12.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £32.36 £50.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.12 £34.75
% change year-on-year +24.25% -42.10% +98.57%

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 5,137 5,436 5,918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.91% 11.45% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,530 3,692 3,895
London median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £200 £210 £260
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 145 150
London median hourly rate £23.13 £19.00 £18.58
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.74% +2.29% -8.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.60 £11.48
90th Percentile £54.63 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -4 145 £425 -19.05% 70
West London +7 32 £355 -32.38% 13
East London -38 10 £328 -22.49% 11
South London -39 5 £475 +58.33% 5
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 (46.03%) DNS
2 238 (39.40%) Windows
3 219 (36.26%) Linux
4 194 (32.12%) Firewall
5 163 (26.99%) Microsoft
6 157 (25.99%) HTTP
7 156 (25.83%) DHCP
8 152 (25.17%) Active Directory
9 151 (25.00%) WAN
10 145 (24.01%) LAN
11 137 (22.68%) Cisco
12 130 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
13 126 (20.86%) VPN
14 120 (19.87%) Finance
15 119 (19.70%) SSL
16 118 (19.54%) Java
17 117 (19.37%) Unix
18 100 (16.56%) DevOps
19 88 (14.57%) Wireless
20 85 (14.07%) Jenkins
21 84 (13.91%) ITIL
21 84 (13.91%) Python
22 83 (13.74%) Docker
23 82 (13.58%) VMware
24 80 (13.25%) Windows Server
25 79 (13.08%) Data Centre
26 78 (12.91%) IPsec
27 77 (12.75%) Configuration Management
27 77 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
28 76 (12.58%) Puppet

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 51 (8.44%) Apache
2 36 (5.96%) IIS
3 35 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
4 31 (5.13%) MS Exchange
5 24 (3.97%) Apache Spark
6 23 (3.81%) SharePoint
7 22 (3.64%) WebSphere
8 19 (3.15%) nginx
9 18 (2.98%) Tomcat
10 17 (2.81%) Jetty
11 15 (2.48%) Apache Qpid
11 15 (2.48%) Drupal
11 15 (2.48%) Mongrel
11 15 (2.48%) OpenStack
12 9 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (1.49%) Skype for Business
13 7 (1.16%) Confluence
14 5 (0.83%) MQSeries
15 4 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
15 4 (0.66%) JBoss
Applications
1 60 (9.93%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (3.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.32%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
2 4 (0.66%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 130 (21.52%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (11.09%) Office 365
3 57 (9.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 43 (7.12%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (5.30%) Serverless
6 29 (4.80%) Heroku
7 28 (4.64%) Amazon S3
7 28 (4.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 25 (4.14%) AWS Lambda
9 24 (3.97%) Route 53
10 23 (3.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 20 (3.31%) Apigee
11 20 (3.31%) AWS CloudTrail
12 19 (3.15%) SaaS
13 15 (2.48%) Google App Engine
13 15 (2.48%) PaaS
14 13 (2.15%) IaaS
15 10 (1.66%) AWS CloudFormation
15 10 (1.66%) Datadog
16 5 (0.83%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 278 (46.03%) DNS
2 194 (32.12%) Firewall
3 157 (25.99%) HTTP
4 156 (25.83%) DHCP
5 151 (25.00%) WAN
6 145 (24.01%) LAN
7 126 (20.86%) VPN
8 119 (19.70%) SSL
9 88 (14.57%) Wireless
10 78 (12.91%) IPsec
11 74 (12.25%) BGP
12 72 (11.92%) OSPF
13 70 (11.59%) FTP
14 64 (10.60%) Internet
15 44 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
15 44 (7.28%) Network Security
16 42 (6.95%) Ethernet
16 42 (6.95%) MPLS
17 41 (6.79%) VoIP
18 34 (5.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (7.78%) MongoDB
2 45 (7.45%) MySQL
3 36 (5.96%) NoSQL
4 35 (5.79%) PostgreSQL
5 30 (4.97%) Apache Cassandra
6 29 (4.80%) Relational Database
7 26 (4.30%) Big Data
8 25 (4.14%) Amazon RDS
9 24 (3.97%) Hadoop
10 19 (3.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 18 (2.98%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.65%) SQL Server
13 15 (2.48%) Redis
14 11 (1.82%) MariaDB
15 5 (0.83%) HBase
16 4 (0.66%) Apache Hive
16 4 (0.66%) InfluxDB
17 3 (0.50%) Flink
17 3 (0.50%) Neo4j
18 2 (0.33%) DB2
Development Applications
1 85 (14.07%) Jenkins
2 76 (12.58%) Git (software)
3 32 (5.30%) GitLab
3 32 (5.30%) Gradle
4 31 (5.13%) Travis CI
5 26 (4.30%) gulp
6 15 (2.48%) JUnit
6 15 (2.48%) Mockito
7 13 (2.15%) JIRA
8 10 (1.66%) TeamCity
9 9 (1.49%) Gatling
9 9 (1.49%) Geb
9 9 (1.49%) Spock
10 8 (1.32%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 7 (1.16%) CircleCI
11 7 (1.16%) Maven
11 7 (1.16%) Subversion
12 6 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
13 5 (0.83%) SoapUI
13 5 (0.83%) XMLSpy
General
1 120 (19.87%) Finance
2 31 (5.13%) Banking
3 21 (3.48%) Law
3 21 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 13 (2.15%) Legal
4 13 (2.15%) Retail
5 11 (1.82%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.16%) Advertising
8 6 (0.99%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.83%) Front Office
9 5 (0.83%) German Language
9 5 (0.83%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.66%) Back Office
10 4 (0.66%) Marketing
11 3 (0.50%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.50%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.33%) French Language
12 2 (0.33%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 84 (13.91%) Analyst
2 79 (13.08%) Developer
3 71 (11.75%) Network Engineer
4 61 (10.10%) Architect
5 53 (8.77%) DevOps Engineer
6 52 (8.61%) Support Engineer
7 45 (7.45%) Java Developer
8 36 (5.96%) Support Analyst
9 34 (5.63%) Desktop Support
10 28 (4.64%) Consultant
11 27 (4.47%) IT Support
11 27 (4.47%) Service Analyst
12 26 (4.30%) Service Desk Analyst
13 24 (3.97%) 2nd Line Support
13 24 (3.97%) Desktop Engineer
14 23 (3.81%) Senior Developer
15 22 (3.64%) Security Engineer
16 21 (3.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 20 (3.31%) Administrator
17 20 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.44%) Web Services
2 49 (8.11%) REST
3 47 (7.78%) OAuth
3 47 (7.78%) Spring
4 44 (7.28%) OAuth2
5 41 (6.79%) Guice
5 41 (6.79%) HTML
5 41 (6.79%) SOAP
6 38 (6.29%) CSS
7 34 (5.63%) HTML5
8 29 (4.80%) AngularJS
8 29 (4.80%) Dropwizard
9 26 (4.30%) .NET
9 26 (4.30%) Ember.js
9 26 (4.30%) Kafka
9 26 (4.30%) Ratpack
9 26 (4.30%) Spring Boot
10 24 (3.97%) Node.js
11 21 (3.48%) 802.1X
12 20 (3.31%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (13.08%) Data Centre
2 25 (4.14%) Public Cloud
3 22 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (3.48%) Management Information System
5 16 (2.65%) PKI
5 16 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 15 (2.48%) iPhone
7 14 (2.32%) iPad
8 13 (2.15%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.99%) Blackberry
9 12 (1.99%) Cloud Native
9 12 (1.99%) Greenfield Project
9 12 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (1.99%) Private Cloud
10 11 (1.82%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.82%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.16%) Enterprise Cloud
11 7 (1.16%) Replication
12 6 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 238 (39.40%) Windows
2 219 (36.26%) Linux
3 117 (19.37%) Unix
4 80 (13.25%) Windows Server
5 71 (11.75%) Windows 7
6 67 (11.09%) Windows 10
7 34 (5.63%) Mac OS X
8 33 (5.46%) Windows Server 2008
9 32 (5.30%) Apple iOS
10 25 (4.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 23 (3.81%) Android
12 20 (3.31%) Solaris
13 16 (2.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (2.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 12 (1.99%) Ubuntu
16 11 (1.82%) Mac OS
16 11 (1.82%) Mac OS X Server
16 11 (1.82%) SUSE
17 10 (1.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (1.16%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (16.56%) DevOps
2 84 (13.91%) ITIL
3 77 (12.75%) Configuration Management
4 74 (12.25%) Agile Software Development
5 60 (9.93%) Problem-Solving
6 58 (9.60%) Continuous Integration
7 54 (8.94%) Microservices
7 54 (8.94%) Open Source
7 54 (8.94%) Test Automation
8 50 (8.28%) OO
9 49 (8.11%) Change Management
10 46 (7.62%) Migration
11 43 (7.12%) Load Balancing
12 39 (6.46%) Change Control
13 37 (6.13%) SDLC
14 35 (5.79%) OWASP
14 35 (5.79%) TDD
15 32 (5.30%) Software Delivery
16 31 (5.13%) Information Security
17 30 (4.97%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (19.54%) Java
2 84 (13.91%) Python
3 58 (9.60%) JavaScript
4 55 (9.11%) Perl
5 51 (8.44%) SQL
6 46 (7.62%) Bash Shell
7 39 (6.46%) PowerShell
8 37 (6.13%) Java 8
9 31 (5.13%) Ruby
10 28 (4.64%) ES6
11 26 (4.30%) TypeScript
12 22 (3.64%) C
13 21 (3.48%) Shell Script
14 20 (3.31%) Go
15 19 (3.15%) PHP
16 15 (2.48%) C++
17 13 (2.15%) C#
18 9 (1.49%) Scala
19 8 (1.32%) Groovy
20 5 (0.83%) VBA
Qualifications
1 77 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 46 (7.62%) CCNP
4 39 (6.46%) CCNA
5 35 (5.79%) Security Cleared
6 24 (3.97%) SC Cleared
7 22 (3.64%) Degree
8 20 (3.31%) MCSE
9 17 (2.81%) CCIE
10 14 (2.32%) MCSA
11 12 (1.99%) MCP
12 9 (1.49%) DV Cleared
12 9 (1.49%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.32%) CISSP
14 7 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
14 7 (1.16%) GIAC
14 7 (1.16%) MCITP
14 7 (1.16%) MCTS
15 6 (0.99%) ACTC
15 6 (0.99%) CCIE Routing and Switching
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.15%) SLA
2 10 (1.66%) GDPR
3 6 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.99%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.66%) PMO
5 3 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.50%) QA
6 2 (0.33%) HL7
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 152 (25.17%) Active Directory
2 83 (13.74%) Docker
3 60 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 16 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (2.65%) Xen
6 15 (2.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 14 (2.32%) vSphere
8 13 (2.15%) KVM
9 11 (1.82%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (1.16%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.99%) XenApp
13 5 (0.83%) LXC
13 5 (0.83%) NFS
13 5 (0.83%) Slurm Workload Manager
13 5 (0.83%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.50%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 76 (12.58%) Puppet
2 62 (10.26%) Kubernetes
3 61 (10.10%) Ansible
4 55 (9.11%) Opscode Chef
5 41 (6.79%) Terraform
6 37 (6.13%) SCCM
7 26 (4.30%) Docker Swarm
8 22 (3.64%) Nagios
9 12 (1.99%) McAfee ePO
10 11 (1.82%) CFEngine
11 9 (1.49%) Cacti
12 7 (1.16%) Consul
12 7 (1.16%) Nessus
12 7 (1.16%) ZABBIX
13 6 (0.99%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.99%) Cisco Prime
13 6 (0.99%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.99%) Prometheus
13 6 (0.99%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 5 (0.83%) SCOM
Vendors
1 163 (26.99%) Microsoft
2 137 (22.68%) Cisco
3 82 (13.58%) VMware
4 49 (8.11%) F5
4 49 (8.11%) Juniper
5 40 (6.62%) CheckPoint
5 40 (6.62%) Citrix
6 39 (6.46%) Google
7 38 (6.29%) Apple
8 33 (5.46%) Palo Alto
9 31 (5.13%) SolarWinds
10 24 (3.97%) Red Hat
11 23 (3.81%) ServiceNow
12 21 (3.48%) Ivanti
13 20 (3.31%) Oracle
14 17 (2.81%) Riverbed
15 16 (2.65%) SAP
16 14 (2.32%) Aruba
16 14 (2.32%) Infoblox
16 14 (2.32%) Meraki