Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 245 213 217
Rank change year-on-year -32 +4 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 193 329 563
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.98% 1.18% 1.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 10.89% 12.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 236 431
Median daily rate £475 £400 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -19.19% +4.21%
10th Percentile £239 £143 £200
90th Percentile £644 £644 £630
England median daily rate £425 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +6.25% -5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 21 17
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +150.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.50 £13.95
90th Percentile £70.00 £50.00 £24.55
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £18.50
% change year-on-year +29.87% +4.05% +8.82%

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 1,836 3,021 4,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.31% 10.85% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 2,133 3,181
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £649 £650
England median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 84 102
Median hourly rate £29.98 £19.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.77% -10.23% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.13 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £49.63 £47.09
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -7.69%

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021.

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 1 March 2021. 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 +22 26 £488 +18.18% 21
East London +11 8 £575 +74.24% 3
South London +35 2 £306 +22.50% 5
West London +23 1 £180 -57.65% 3
North London +8 1 £263 -44.74% 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 (37.82%) Windows
2 70 (36.27%) Linux
3 56 (29.02%) Python
3 56 (29.02%) Finance
4 55 (28.50%) Firewall
5 52 (26.94%) Microsoft
6 48 (24.87%) DNS
7 39 (20.21%) Active Directory
8 38 (19.69%) VMware
9 37 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
10 34 (17.62%) Cisco
11 33 (17.10%) HTTP
12 31 (16.06%) Azure
13 30 (15.54%) DHCP
14 29 (15.03%) AWS
15 27 (13.99%) JIRA
15 27 (13.99%) Windows Server
16 26 (13.47%) Security Cleared
16 26 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
16 26 (13.47%) PowerShell
17 25 (12.95%) SC Cleared
17 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
17 25 (12.95%) Cybersecurity
18 24 (12.44%) WAN
18 24 (12.44%) LAN
18 24 (12.44%) Wireshark
19 23 (11.92%) Java
19 23 (11.92%) Perl
19 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
20 22 (11.40%) C++

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 16 (8.29%) IIS
2 13 (6.74%) Confluence
2 13 (6.74%) Elasticsearch
3 12 (6.22%) Apache
4 10 (5.18%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.11%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.59%) nginx
6 5 (2.59%) WebSphere
7 4 (2.07%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.55%) CICS
8 3 (1.55%) IBM Transformation Extender
9 2 (1.04%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.04%) CMS
9 2 (1.04%) Drupal
9 2 (1.04%) Jetty
9 2 (1.04%) Joomla!
9 2 (1.04%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.04%) WordPress
10 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.52%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 18 (9.33%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (4.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.52%) Maximo
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.52%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 31 (16.06%) Azure
2 29 (15.03%) AWS
3 15 (7.77%) Microsoft 365
4 10 (5.18%) GCP
5 9 (4.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 9 (4.66%) Cloud Computing
5 9 (4.66%) IaaS
5 9 (4.66%) PaaS
6 8 (4.15%) SaaS
7 6 (3.11%) GitHub
8 4 (2.07%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (2.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.55%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.04%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (1.04%) Google Analytics
10 2 (1.04%) Google App Engine
10 2 (1.04%) Power Platform
11 1 (0.52%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.52%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 55 (28.50%) Firewall
2 48 (24.87%) DNS
3 33 (17.10%) HTTP
4 30 (15.54%) DHCP
5 24 (12.44%) LAN
5 24 (12.44%) WAN
5 24 (12.44%) Wireshark
6 21 (10.88%) SSL
6 21 (10.88%) VoIP
7 20 (10.36%) FTP
7 20 (10.36%) MPLS
8 18 (9.33%) BGP
9 15 (7.77%) Network Security
10 14 (7.25%) Internet
11 13 (6.74%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (6.22%) OSPF
12 12 (6.22%) SAN
12 12 (6.22%) SMTP
12 12 (6.22%) VPN
13 11 (5.70%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (5.18%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.15%) NoSQL
3 7 (3.63%) Relational Database
4 6 (3.11%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.11%) MySQL
5 5 (2.59%) Neo4j
5 5 (2.59%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.04%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.04%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.04%) Power BI
7 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.52%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
8 1 (0.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 27 (13.99%) JIRA
2 21 (10.88%) Git (software)
3 18 (9.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.66%) Redmine
5 5 (2.59%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.59%) GitLab
6 4 (2.07%) Gatling
6 4 (2.07%) GDB
6 4 (2.07%) GNU Toolchain
6 4 (2.07%) Subversion
6 4 (2.07%) TeamCity
7 3 (1.55%) Selenium
7 3 (1.55%) Serena SBM
8 2 (1.04%) Ant
8 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.04%) Gerrit
8 2 (1.04%) Gradle
8 2 (1.04%) IntelliJ
8 2 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (1.04%) Travis CI
General
1 56 (29.02%) Finance
2 25 (12.95%) Telecoms
3 19 (9.84%) Banking
4 9 (4.66%) Public Sector
5 7 (3.63%) Investment Banking
5 7 (3.63%) Law
6 6 (3.11%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.59%) Retail
8 4 (2.07%) Marketing
9 2 (1.04%) Front Office
9 2 (1.04%) International Banking
9 2 (1.04%) Legal
10 1 (0.52%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 28 (14.51%) Network Engineer
2 19 (9.84%) Developer
3 13 (6.74%) Consultant
4 12 (6.22%) Support Engineer
5 9 (4.66%) Administrator
5 9 (4.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (4.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (4.15%) VoIP Engineer
6 8 (4.15%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (3.63%) Analyst
7 7 (3.63%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (3.63%) Security Engineer
7 7 (3.63%) Tester
8 6 (3.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (3.11%) Architect
8 6 (3.11%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.11%) Network Consultant
8 6 (3.11%) Test Engineer
9 5 (2.59%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (6.22%) XML
2 11 (5.70%) Elastic Stack
2 11 (5.70%) REST
3 10 (5.18%) FIX Protocol
4 9 (4.66%) Kafka
4 9 (4.66%) LDAP
5 7 (3.63%) JSON
5 7 (3.63%) Web Services
6 6 (3.11%) HTML
6 6 (3.11%) Node.js
7 5 (2.59%) .NET
7 5 (2.59%) CORBA
7 5 (2.59%) Middleware
7 5 (2.59%) SOAP
8 4 (2.07%) HTML5
8 4 (2.07%) Qt
8 4 (2.07%) RESTful
8 4 (2.07%) SAML
8 4 (2.07%) Servlets
8 4 (2.07%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 23 (11.92%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (5.18%) Clustering
3 9 (4.66%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.66%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (4.15%) Fixed Income
4 8 (4.15%) Replication
5 6 (3.11%) Cybercrime
5 6 (3.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 6 (3.11%) Mobile App
5 6 (3.11%) Video\Live Streaming
6 5 (2.59%) Digital TV
6 5 (2.59%) STB
7 4 (2.07%) Device Driver
7 4 (2.07%) Fibre Optics
7 4 (2.07%) MPEG
7 4 (2.07%) NHS
7 4 (2.07%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.55%) Equities
8 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
8 3 (1.55%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 73 (37.82%) Windows
2 70 (36.27%) Linux
3 27 (13.99%) Windows Server
4 20 (10.36%) Unix
5 15 (7.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (7.25%) Windows 10
7 12 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (5.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.66%) Apple iOS
9 9 (4.66%) Windows 7
9 9 (4.66%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (4.15%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (3.63%) Android
11 7 (3.63%) Ubuntu
12 5 (2.59%) CentOS
13 4 (2.07%) Oracle Linux
13 4 (2.07%) Solaris
14 3 (1.55%) Mac OS
14 3 (1.55%) Windows 8
15 2 (1.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.95%) Cybersecurity
3 21 (10.88%) DevOps
3 21 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (8.29%) Scrum
5 15 (7.77%) High Availability
5 15 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 14 (7.25%) Load Balancing
6 14 (7.25%) Malware Reverse Engineering
6 14 (7.25%) Reverse Engineering
6 14 (7.25%) SIEM
6 14 (7.25%) Vulnerability Management
7 13 (6.74%) ITIL
8 12 (6.22%) Performance Tuning
9 11 (5.70%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.70%) OSINT
9 11 (5.70%) Software Engineering
9 11 (5.70%) TDD
10 10 (5.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 9 (4.66%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.02%) Python
2 26 (13.47%) PowerShell
3 23 (11.92%) Java
3 23 (11.92%) Perl
4 22 (11.40%) C++
5 17 (8.81%) SQL
6 16 (8.29%) C
7 11 (5.70%) Bash Shell
7 11 (5.70%) C#
8 10 (5.18%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.63%) PHP
10 6 (3.11%) Ruby
11 5 (2.59%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.07%) Groovy
12 4 (2.07%) Shell Script
13 3 (1.55%) R
13 3 (1.55%) T-SQL
14 2 (1.04%) Go
14 2 (1.04%) Java 8
14 2 (1.04%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 26 (13.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.95%) SC Cleared
3 21 (10.88%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (9.33%) CCNP
5 9 (4.66%) Degree
6 8 (4.15%) CompTIA Security+
6 8 (4.15%) GCFA
7 7 (3.63%) CCNA
8 6 (3.11%) CISSP
9 5 (2.59%) A+ Certification
9 5 (2.59%) CCIE
9 5 (2.59%) CEH
9 5 (2.59%) GIAC
10 4 (2.07%) GCIA
10 4 (2.07%) GCIH
10 4 (2.07%) GSEC
10 4 (2.07%) HND
11 3 (1.55%) MCSE
11 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.15%) GDPR
2 6 (3.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 6 (3.11%) QA
2 6 (3.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 4 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.07%) SLA
4 2 (1.04%) MiFID
5 1 (0.52%) HAZOP
5 1 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.52%) NIST
5 1 (0.52%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (20.21%) Active Directory
2 26 (13.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (8.81%) VMware ESXi
4 10 (5.18%) Docker
5 5 (2.59%) NFS
5 5 (2.59%) vSphere
6 4 (2.07%) Hyper-V
7 3 (1.55%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.55%) Veritas File System
7 3 (1.55%) VMware NSX
8 2 (1.04%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.04%) Firmware
8 2 (1.04%) Time Sharing Option
8 2 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.04%) Xen
8 2 (1.04%) XenApp
9 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.52%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.52%) Snort
9 1 (0.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (9.84%) Ansible
2 15 (7.77%) Kubernetes
3 13 (6.74%) Puppet
4 10 (5.18%) Terraform
5 9 (4.66%) Netcool
6 8 (4.15%) SCCM
7 7 (3.63%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (3.11%) Cisco Prime
8 6 (3.11%) EnCase
8 6 (3.11%) ITRS Geneos
9 5 (2.59%) BladeLogic
9 5 (2.59%) HP NNM
9 5 (2.59%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (2.07%) Grafana
10 4 (2.07%) Icinga
10 4 (2.07%) Kibana
10 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.07%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.07%) QRadar
Vendors
1 52 (26.94%) Microsoft
2 38 (19.69%) VMware
3 34 (17.62%) Cisco
4 21 (10.88%) F5
5 19 (9.84%) Oracle
6 14 (7.25%) Red Hat
7 13 (6.74%) IBM
8 11 (5.70%) Palo Alto
9 10 (5.18%) Citrix
9 10 (5.18%) Juniper
10 9 (4.66%) HP
10 9 (4.66%) Symantec
11 8 (4.15%) Dell
11 8 (4.15%) ServiceNow
12 7 (3.63%) Blue Coat
12 7 (3.63%) BMC
12 7 (3.63%) Fortinet
12 7 (3.63%) Remedy
13 6 (3.11%) Altiris
13 6 (3.11%) Infoblox