Period
to 21 March 2019

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 21 March 2019 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
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 216 178 163
Rank change year-on-year -38 -15 -6
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 559 724 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.31% 1.55% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.56% 13.40% 13.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 514 467
London median daily rate £500 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -6.59%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £157
90th Percentile £638 £638 £599
England median daily rate £430 £450 £400
% change year-on-year -4.44% +12.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 24
London median hourly rate £16.50 £27.90 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.86% -33.57% +82.61%
10th Percentile £13.13 £13.25 £12.65
90th Percentile £30.75 £72.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% -43.28% +76.32%

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 4,450 5,405 5,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.40% 11.60% 12.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,019 3,730 3,354
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £206 £219 £260
90th Percentile £650 £625 £601
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 163 140
London median hourly rate £25.34 £20.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.68% -12.73% +1.86%
10th Percentile £14.78 £12.75 £12.86
90th Percentile £53.25 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -11.12%

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019.

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 21 March 2019. 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 +33 149 £475 -7.32% 77
West London -2 22 £413 -8.33% 23
South London +7 7 £538 +16.85% 3
East London -51 5 £130 -71.89% 22
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 2019, 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.

1 269 (48.12%) DNS
2 220 (39.36%) Linux
3 217 (38.82%) Windows
4 177 (31.66%) Firewall
5 173 (30.95%) DHCP
6 170 (30.41%) HTTP
7 167 (29.87%) Active Directory
8 153 (27.37%) WAN
9 149 (26.65%) Microsoft
10 148 (26.48%) SSL
11 138 (24.69%) LAN
12 136 (24.33%) Java
13 132 (23.61%) Cisco
14 130 (23.26%) DevOps
15 121 (21.65%) VMware
16 119 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
17 117 (20.93%) VPN
18 102 (18.25%) IPsec
18 102 (18.25%) Configuration Management
18 102 (18.25%) Jenkins
19 97 (17.35%) Puppet
20 96 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
20 96 (17.17%) Finance
21 91 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
22 90 (16.10%) FTP
23 88 (15.74%) Unix
23 88 (15.74%) Open Source
24 84 (15.03%) Windows Server
25 83 (14.85%) Data Centre
25 83 (14.85%) Python

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 66 (11.81%) Apache
2 48 (8.59%) Tomcat
3 47 (8.41%) IIS
4 39 (6.98%) nginx
5 35 (6.26%) MS Exchange
6 34 (6.08%) Jetty
7 32 (5.72%) WebSphere
8 30 (5.37%) Elasticsearch
9 28 (5.01%) Mongrel
10 21 (3.76%) SharePoint
11 16 (2.86%) Apache Spark
12 15 (2.68%) Apache Qpid
12 15 (2.68%) Drupal
13 12 (2.15%) Skype for Business
14 11 (1.97%) JBoss
14 11 (1.97%) WebLogic
15 10 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
16 8 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
17 7 (1.25%) Confluence
18 4 (0.72%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 59 (10.55%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.25%) Dynamics AX
1 7 (1.25%) Dynamics CRM
1 7 (1.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.36%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.18%) BASE24
3 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.18%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 119 (21.29%) Amazon AWS
2 67 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 67 (11.99%) Office 365
3 53 (9.48%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (6.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (5.01%) Google App Engine
6 24 (4.29%) Route 53
6 24 (4.29%) Serverless
7 22 (3.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 21 (3.76%) Amazon S3
9 20 (3.58%) AWS Lambda
10 18 (3.22%) Apigee
10 18 (3.22%) AWS CloudTrail
11 16 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 16 (2.86%) Heroku
12 14 (2.50%) SaaS
13 10 (1.79%) IaaS
13 10 (1.79%) PaaS
14 7 (1.25%) GitHub
15 5 (0.89%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 269 (48.12%) DNS
2 177 (31.66%) Firewall
3 173 (30.95%) DHCP
4 170 (30.41%) HTTP
5 153 (27.37%) WAN
6 148 (26.48%) SSL
7 138 (24.69%) LAN
8 117 (20.93%) VPN
9 102 (18.25%) IPsec
10 90 (16.10%) FTP
11 74 (13.24%) BGP
12 70 (12.52%) OSPF
13 68 (12.16%) Wireless
14 51 (9.12%) Internet
15 42 (7.51%) VLAN
16 39 (6.98%) MPLS
17 38 (6.80%) Network Security
18 34 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
19 33 (5.90%) VoIP
20 32 (5.72%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (11.27%) MongoDB
2 46 (8.23%) NoSQL
3 43 (7.69%) MySQL
4 35 (6.26%) PostgreSQL
4 35 (6.26%) Relational Database
5 34 (6.08%) SQL Server
6 27 (4.83%) RDBMS
7 23 (4.11%) Amazon RDS
8 18 (3.22%) Big Data
9 17 (3.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 17 (3.04%) Hadoop
10 16 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.61%) Redis
12 6 (1.07%) Apache Hive
13 4 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
13 4 (0.72%) InfluxDB
13 4 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.54%) Flink
14 3 (0.54%) Neo4j
15 2 (0.36%) Riak
Development Applications
1 102 (18.25%) Jenkins
2 78 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 52 (9.30%) Travis CI
4 28 (5.01%) Gradle
4 28 (5.01%) JUnit
5 26 (4.65%) gulp
6 25 (4.47%) GitLab
7 21 (3.76%) JIRA
8 17 (3.04%) Gatling
8 17 (3.04%) Mockito
9 12 (2.15%) Geb
9 12 (2.15%) Maven
9 12 (2.15%) Spock
9 12 (2.15%) Subversion
10 11 (1.97%) Selenium
11 10 (1.79%) Sonatype Nexus
12 9 (1.61%) Ant
13 8 (1.43%) Artifactory
13 8 (1.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
General
1 96 (17.17%) Finance
2 27 (4.83%) Banking
3 16 (2.86%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.50%) Law
5 13 (2.33%) Retail
6 6 (1.07%) Financial Institution
6 6 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.89%) Legal
7 5 (0.89%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.89%) Marketing
7 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
8 4 (0.72%) German Language
8 4 (0.72%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.54%) Advertising
9 3 (0.54%) Back Office
10 1 (0.18%) Automotive
10 1 (0.18%) Front Office
10 1 (0.18%) Games
10 1 (0.18%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 76 (13.60%) Network Engineer
2 71 (12.70%) Analyst
3 68 (12.16%) Architect
4 66 (11.81%) Developer
5 61 (10.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 43 (7.69%) Support Engineer
7 37 (6.62%) Java Developer
8 33 (5.90%) Desktop Support
9 31 (5.55%) Service Analyst
10 30 (5.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (5.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 24 (4.29%) Administrator
12 24 (4.29%) Cisco Engineer
13 21 (3.76%) Systems Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) AWS Architect
14 20 (3.58%) Desktop Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 20 (3.58%) IT Support
15 18 (3.22%) Agile Java Developer
15 18 (3.22%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.84%) Web Services
2 48 (8.59%) Spring
3 44 (7.87%) REST
4 43 (7.69%) .NET
5 38 (6.80%) OAuth
6 37 (6.62%) Guice
6 37 (6.62%) HTML
6 37 (6.62%) J2EE
7 36 (6.44%) OAuth2
7 36 (6.44%) SOAP
8 35 (6.26%) CSS
9 33 (5.90%) Servlets
10 32 (5.72%) HTML5
11 26 (4.65%) AngularJS
11 26 (4.65%) XML
12 20 (3.58%) Dropwizard
12 20 (3.58%) Ember.js
12 20 (3.58%) Kafka
12 20 (3.58%) Ratpack
12 20 (3.58%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 83 (14.85%) Data Centre
2 26 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.58%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.58%) Public Cloud
4 19 (3.40%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (2.50%) PKI
6 11 (1.97%) Clustering
7 10 (1.79%) Smartphone
7 10 (1.79%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.43%) Greenfield Project
8 8 (1.43%) iPad
9 7 (1.25%) Fintech
9 7 (1.25%) Handset
9 7 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
9 7 (1.25%) iPhone
9 7 (1.25%) Replication
10 6 (1.07%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.07%) Enterprise Cloud
11 5 (0.89%) Mobile App
11 5 (0.89%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 220 (39.36%) Linux
2 217 (38.82%) Windows
3 88 (15.74%) Unix
4 84 (15.03%) Windows Server
5 52 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 47 (8.41%) Windows 10
7 38 (6.80%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (6.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 33 (5.90%) Android
10 29 (5.19%) Apple iOS
11 20 (3.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 20 (3.58%) Ubuntu
12 14 (2.50%) Mac OS X
13 9 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.07%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.07%) Solaris
15 5 (0.89%) CentOS
15 5 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
16 3 (0.54%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.36%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (23.26%) DevOps
2 102 (18.25%) Configuration Management
3 91 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
4 88 (15.74%) Open Source
5 80 (14.31%) Agile Software Development
6 66 (11.81%) ITIL
6 66 (11.81%) Test Automation
7 62 (11.09%) Microservices
8 58 (10.38%) Problem-Solving
9 47 (8.41%) Migration
10 40 (7.16%) TDD
11 39 (6.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 39 (6.98%) OO
12 33 (5.90%) Change Control
13 29 (5.19%) Scrum
14 28 (5.01%) Change Management
14 28 (5.01%) Load Balancing
14 28 (5.01%) OWASP
15 27 (4.83%) Network Design
15 27 (4.83%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (24.33%) Java
2 83 (14.85%) Python
3 54 (9.66%) SQL
4 51 (9.12%) Perl
5 47 (8.41%) JavaScript
6 45 (8.05%) PowerShell
7 44 (7.87%) Bash Shell
8 27 (4.83%) Shell Script
9 26 (4.65%) Ruby
10 22 (3.94%) Java 8
11 20 (3.58%) C
11 20 (3.58%) ES6
11 20 (3.58%) TypeScript
12 19 (3.40%) C#
12 19 (3.40%) PHP
13 16 (2.86%) Go
14 13 (2.33%) Scala
15 8 (1.43%) Groovy
16 6 (1.07%) C++
16 6 (1.07%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 78 (13.95%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (7.87%) CCNP
3 43 (7.69%) Security Cleared
4 41 (7.33%) CCNA
5 29 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (4.65%) SC Cleared
7 20 (3.58%) CCIE
7 20 (3.58%) Degree
8 13 (2.33%) MCSE
9 11 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
9 11 (1.97%) CISSP
9 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (1.79%) CCDP
11 9 (1.61%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.25%) CCIE Routing and Switching
13 6 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
13 6 (1.07%) GIAC
14 5 (0.89%) JNCIA
14 5 (0.89%) MCP
14 5 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.33%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.79%) SLA
3 9 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (1.43%) GDPR
5 5 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.54%) PMO
6 3 (0.54%) QA
7 2 (0.36%) HL7
7 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 167 (29.87%) Active Directory
2 96 (17.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (12.16%) Docker
4 29 (5.19%) Virtual Machines
5 28 (5.01%) Xen
6 21 (3.76%) Hyper-V
7 15 (2.68%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 13 (2.33%) vSphere
9 12 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.61%) KVM
11 8 (1.43%) NFS
11 8 (1.43%) XenApp
12 7 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (1.07%) Shibboleth
14 5 (0.89%) OpenAM
14 5 (0.89%) OpenDJ
14 5 (0.89%) OpenIDM
15 4 (0.72%) VMware NSX
16 3 (0.54%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.54%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 97 (17.35%) Puppet
2 56 (10.02%) Kubernetes
3 50 (8.94%) Ansible
4 43 (7.69%) SCCM
5 41 (7.33%) Opscode Chef
6 40 (7.16%) Terraform
7 21 (3.76%) Docker Swarm
8 18 (3.22%) Nagios
9 15 (2.68%) SCOM
10 10 (1.79%) vMotion
11 9 (1.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 9 (1.61%) Grafana
11 9 (1.61%) Kibana
11 9 (1.61%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.43%) Nessus
13 7 (1.25%) Consul
13 7 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.25%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 6 (1.07%) Cacti
14 6 (1.07%) Control-M
Vendors
1 149 (26.65%) Microsoft
2 132 (23.61%) Cisco
3 121 (21.65%) VMware
4 48 (8.59%) F5
5 46 (8.23%) Google
6 41 (7.33%) Juniper
7 38 (6.80%) Citrix
7 38 (6.80%) Palo Alto
8 36 (6.44%) CheckPoint
9 28 (5.01%) Apple
10 23 (4.11%) HP
11 22 (3.94%) SolarWinds
12 19 (3.40%) Riverbed
13 17 (3.04%) Oracle
14 16 (2.86%) Meraki
14 16 (2.86%) NetApp
15 15 (2.68%) Dell
16 14 (2.50%) Red Hat
16 14 (2.50%) Splunk
17 13 (2.33%) ServiceNow