Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 225 240 215
Rank change year-on-year +15 -25 -35
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 150 442 619
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.11% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.86% 10.61% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 322 418
Median daily rate £475 £475 £475
10th Percentile £250 £158 £150
90th Percentile £638 £622 £663
England median daily rate £435 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +2.35% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 32
Median hourly rate £44.76 £21.75 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +105.77% +27.94% -43.33%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year +36.35% +25.22% -14.05%

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 1,693 4,165 5,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.02% 10.41% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,088 2,788 3,895
Median daily rate £459 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.42% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 109 162
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.75 £53.75 £50.00
Median hourly rate £34.90 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.49% +17.50% +10.50%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in London.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in London.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in London

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in London over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +24 25 £500 +5.26% 30
South London +38 6 £375 -2.60% 3
West London +34 4 £445 -1.11% 5
East London +34 4 £490 +226.67% 1
North London +17 4 £563 +50.00% 2
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 73 (48.67%) Firewall
2 63 (42.00%) Windows
3 57 (38.00%) Linux
4 53 (35.33%) DNS
5 44 (29.33%) LAN
6 39 (26.00%) Microsoft
6 39 (26.00%) Active Directory
6 39 (26.00%) VMware
7 37 (24.67%) WAN
8 36 (24.00%) VPN
9 34 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (22.00%) Unix
11 32 (21.33%) AWS
12 30 (20.00%) HTTP
12 30 (20.00%) Finance
13 29 (19.33%) Python
14 28 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (18.67%) OSPF
15 27 (18.00%) Cisco
16 26 (17.33%) DHCP
16 26 (17.33%) C
16 26 (17.33%) Azure
16 26 (17.33%) Ansible
16 26 (17.33%) DevOps
17 24 (16.00%) Windows Server
17 24 (16.00%) Network Security
17 24 (16.00%) Oracle
18 22 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 21 (14.00%) SaaS
19 21 (14.00%) Bash Shell

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 9 (6.00%) Apache
2 8 (5.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (4.67%) MS Exchange
4 6 (4.00%) Confluence
4 6 (4.00%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.67%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.00%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.33%) Apache Spark
8 2 (1.33%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.33%) IIS
8 2 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.67%) JBoss
9 1 (0.67%) Mailman
9 1 (0.67%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.67%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (2.00%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.67%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 32 (21.33%) AWS
2 26 (17.33%) Azure
3 21 (14.00%) SaaS
4 20 (13.33%) PaaS
5 17 (11.33%) GCP
5 17 (11.33%) Office 365
6 13 (8.67%) IaaS
7 8 (5.33%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (5.33%) GitHub
8 7 (4.67%) OpenShift
9 5 (3.33%) Slack
10 4 (2.67%) OneDrive
10 4 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.00%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (2.00%) Power Platform
11 3 (2.00%) Serverless
12 2 (1.33%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (1.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 73 (48.67%) Firewall
2 53 (35.33%) DNS
3 44 (29.33%) LAN
4 37 (24.67%) WAN
5 36 (24.00%) VPN
6 30 (20.00%) HTTP
7 28 (18.67%) OSPF
8 26 (17.33%) DHCP
9 24 (16.00%) Network Security
10 18 (12.00%) Internet
11 17 (11.33%) BGP
12 15 (10.00%) VLAN
13 12 (8.00%) Ethernet
13 12 (8.00%) HTTPS
13 12 (8.00%) SNMP
14 11 (7.33%) TACACS
15 10 (6.67%) SSL
16 9 (6.00%) SAN
16 9 (6.00%) Wireshark
17 8 (5.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.00%) MySQL
2 6 (4.00%) NoSQL
3 5 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.67%) Big Data
5 3 (2.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (2.00%) Cosmos DB
5 3 (2.00%) Power BI
5 3 (2.00%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (1.33%) BigQuery
6 2 (1.33%) DB2
6 2 (1.33%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.67%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (10.67%) Jenkins
2 14 (9.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (4.67%) Subversion
4 5 (3.33%) CircleCI
4 5 (3.33%) JIRA
4 5 (3.33%) JUnit
5 4 (2.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (2.00%) GitLab
6 3 (2.00%) Maven
6 3 (2.00%) Mockito
6 3 (2.00%) Selenium
6 3 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.00%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (1.33%) Cucumber
7 2 (1.33%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.67%) Gradle
8 1 (0.67%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.67%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 30 (20.00%) Finance
2 9 (6.00%) Banking
2 9 (6.00%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.67%) Law
4 3 (2.00%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.33%) Retail
6 1 (0.67%) Electronics
6 1 (0.67%) French Language
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.67%) International Banking
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 21 (14.00%) Analyst
2 19 (12.67%) Network Engineer
3 12 (8.00%) Cloud Engineer
3 12 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (7.33%) Developer
4 11 (7.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (6.67%) Consultant
5 10 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.33%) Desktop Support
7 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
7 5 (3.33%) Security Engineer
8 4 (2.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (2.67%) Architect
8 4 (2.67%) Network Specialist
8 4 (2.67%) Security Analyst
8 4 (2.67%) Senior Developer
8 4 (2.67%) Wireless Engineer
9 3 (2.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (2.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.00%) Web Services
2 9 (6.00%) LDAP
3 8 (5.33%) REST
4 7 (4.67%) Middleware
5 5 (3.33%) 802.1X
6 4 (2.67%) POSIX
6 4 (2.67%) RESTful
6 4 (2.67%) SOAP
6 4 (2.67%) XML
7 3 (2.00%) ADO
7 3 (2.00%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.00%) FIX Protocol
7 3 (2.00%) JSON
7 3 (2.00%) MSMQ
7 3 (2.00%) Spring
7 3 (2.00%) Yocto
8 2 (1.33%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.33%) Kafka
8 2 (1.33%) Node.js
8 2 (1.33%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.00%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.00%) Clustering
3 9 (6.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.33%) Replication
5 5 (3.33%) Fibre Optics
6 4 (2.67%) Algorithms
6 4 (2.67%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.67%) Device Driver
6 4 (2.67%) User Experience
6 4 (2.67%) Virtual Team
7 3 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.00%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (2.00%) NHS
7 3 (2.00%) Security Operations Centre
7 3 (2.00%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.00%) Smartcard
8 2 (1.33%) Cloud Native
8 2 (1.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 63 (42.00%) Windows
2 57 (38.00%) Linux
3 33 (22.00%) Unix
4 24 (16.00%) Windows Server
5 22 (14.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (13.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 19 (12.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (8.00%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.67%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.67%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (3.33%) Solaris
10 5 (3.33%) VMS
11 3 (2.00%) Android
11 3 (2.00%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.33%) Debian
12 2 (1.33%) Fedora
12 2 (1.33%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.67%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (17.33%) DevOps
3 17 (11.33%) Configuration Management
4 16 (10.67%) Migration
4 16 (10.67%) Network Virtualisation
5 14 (9.33%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (9.33%) Incident Management
5 14 (9.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (8.67%) High Availability
6 13 (8.67%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (8.67%) Scrum
7 12 (8.00%) Information Security
7 12 (8.00%) ITIL
7 12 (8.00%) Load Balancing
7 12 (8.00%) SIEM
8 11 (7.33%) Open Source
9 10 (6.67%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (6.00%) Dashboard Development
10 9 (6.00%) Network Management
10 9 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.33%) Python
2 26 (17.33%) C
3 21 (14.00%) Bash Shell
3 21 (14.00%) SQL
4 16 (10.67%) PowerShell
5 13 (8.67%) Shell Script
6 12 (8.00%) Java
6 12 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 10 (6.67%) Perl
8 6 (4.00%) Ruby
9 5 (3.33%) Go
10 3 (2.00%) C++
10 3 (2.00%) PHP
11 2 (1.33%) Tcl
11 2 (1.33%) VBScript
12 1 (0.67%) C#
12 1 (0.67%) ES6
12 1 (0.67%) Java 8
12 1 (0.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (10.67%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.00%) CCNP
5 7 (4.67%) Degree
6 6 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (3.33%) JNCIP
7 5 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.67%) CCNA
8 4 (2.67%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (2.67%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.67%) JNCIA
8 4 (2.67%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.00%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (2.00%) CCIE
9 3 (2.00%) CESG Certified Professional
9 3 (2.00%) MCSE
10 2 (1.33%) CCDP
10 2 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (2.00%) GDPR
2 3 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 3 (2.00%) NIST
3 2 (1.33%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.67%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17025
4 1 (0.67%) MiFID
4 1 (0.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.67%) QA
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) SLA
4 1 (0.67%) WCAG
System Software
1 39 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 34 (22.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.00%) Docker
3 15 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (6.00%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.00%) XenApp
6 8 (5.33%) vSphere
7 6 (4.00%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.33%) NFS
9 4 (2.67%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.33%) Apache Flume
10 2 (1.33%) HDFS
10 2 (1.33%) iptables
10 2 (1.33%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.67%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.67%) LXC
11 1 (0.67%) RACF
11 1 (0.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 26 (17.33%) Ansible
2 16 (10.67%) Opscode Chef
3 15 (10.00%) Puppet
4 14 (9.33%) Kubernetes
4 14 (9.33%) Terraform
5 7 (4.67%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (4.67%) Salt
6 6 (4.00%) vMotion
7 4 (2.67%) SCCM
7 4 (2.67%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.00%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.00%) Kibana
8 3 (2.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.33%) Grafana
9 2 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (1.33%) Nagios
9 2 (1.33%) SCOM
9 2 (1.33%) ThinApp
9 2 (1.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (1.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 39 (26.00%) Microsoft
1 39 (26.00%) VMware
2 27 (18.00%) Cisco
3 24 (16.00%) Oracle
4 17 (11.33%) Citrix
5 16 (10.67%) F5
6 11 (7.33%) Splunk
7 10 (6.67%) Juniper
7 10 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.00%) Dell
8 9 (6.00%) Fortinet
9 8 (5.33%) HP
10 7 (4.67%) IBM
10 7 (4.67%) NetApp
11 6 (4.00%) Google
11 6 (4.00%) SolarWinds
11 6 (4.00%) Symantec
12 5 (3.33%) ArcSight
12 5 (3.33%) CyberArk
12 5 (3.33%) Qualys