Period
to 1 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 274 225 249
Rank change year-on-year -49 +24 -35
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 276 159 449
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.92% 1.01% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 9.22% 10.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 127 323
10th Percentile £234 £228 £158
25th Percentile £350 £372 £322
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £475 £475
75th Percentile £606 £575 £575
90th Percentile £750 £693 £622
England median daily rate £450 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 18
10th Percentile £18.25 £22.25 £20.53
25th Percentile £21.25 £31.16 £21.00
Median hourly rate £49.66 £46.13 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year +7.65% +117.07% +25.00%
75th Percentile £52.75 £49.69 £44.32
90th Percentile £66.85 £53.25 £50.38
England median hourly rate £41.25 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year +106.25% -10.11% +11.25%

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 2,833 1,724 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.41% 10.94% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,921 1,203 2,856
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £660
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 105
10th Percentile £12.95 £14.95 £13.93
25th Percentile £16.28 £24.63 £18.48
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £44.80
90th Percentile £68.20 £52.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
% change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 30 £505 +0.95% 35
South London +25 8 £456 +21.67% 6
East London +3 6 £325 +16.07% 12
West London 0 2 £293 -26.42% 13
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 99 (35.87%) Finance
2 98 (35.51%) Windows
2 98 (35.51%) Linux
3 90 (32.61%) Firewall
4 80 (28.99%) DNS
5 79 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
6 75 (27.17%) SQL
7 71 (25.72%) Microsoft
8 70 (25.36%) Banking
9 69 (25.00%) Python
10 68 (24.64%) Oracle
11 67 (24.28%) AWS
12 65 (23.55%) SSL
13 62 (22.46%) VMware
14 60 (21.74%) Azure
15 57 (20.65%) Cisco
16 55 (19.93%) Active Directory
16 55 (19.93%) Social Skills
17 54 (19.57%) Scrum
18 53 (19.20%) Java
19 52 (18.84%) Multithreading
20 47 (17.03%) DHCP
20 47 (17.03%) DevOps
21 45 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
22 44 (15.94%) Investment Banking
23 43 (15.58%) LAN
24 41 (14.86%) WAN
24 41 (14.86%) Windows Server
25 40 (14.49%) PowerShell
26 38 (13.77%) HTTP

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 22 (7.97%) Apache
2 21 (7.61%) IIS
3 19 (6.88%) Confluence
4 18 (6.52%) SharePoint
5 17 (6.16%) Tomcat
6 16 (5.80%) MS Exchange
7 10 (3.62%) WebSphere
8 7 (2.54%) nginx
9 6 (2.17%) Jetty
9 6 (2.17%) Mongrel
10 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
11 3 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.36%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.36%) CICS
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) Drupal
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.36%) SAS
Applications
1 32 (11.59%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.80%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (5.80%) SunGard Martini
2 2 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 67 (24.28%) AWS
2 60 (21.74%) Azure
3 31 (11.23%) Microsoft 365
4 27 (9.78%) GCP
5 22 (7.97%) IaaS
6 16 (5.80%) GitHub
6 16 (5.80%) PaaS
7 13 (4.71%) SaaS
8 10 (3.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 9 (3.26%) Amazon EC2
10 8 (2.90%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 6 (2.17%) Azure Active Directory
11 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
11 6 (2.17%) Google App Engine
12 5 (1.81%) Kong
13 4 (1.45%) IBM Cloud
13 4 (1.45%) OneDrive
13 4 (1.45%) SoftLayer
14 3 (1.09%) Amazon ELB
14 3 (1.09%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 90 (32.61%) Firewall
2 80 (28.99%) DNS
3 65 (23.55%) SSL
4 47 (17.03%) DHCP
5 43 (15.58%) LAN
6 41 (14.86%) WAN
7 38 (13.77%) HTTP
8 29 (10.51%) VPN
9 27 (9.78%) SAN
10 26 (9.42%) BGP
11 25 (9.06%) OSPF
12 24 (8.70%) Internet
12 24 (8.70%) Wireless
13 22 (7.97%) MPLS
14 20 (7.25%) FTP
15 19 (6.88%) Wi-Fi
16 17 (6.16%) Ethernet
17 15 (5.43%) SMTP
17 15 (5.43%) VoIP
18 14 (5.07%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.14%) Hazelcast
1 28 (10.14%) Redis
2 24 (8.70%) Relational Database
3 16 (5.80%) Oracle Database
3 16 (5.80%) Oracle Database 12c
3 16 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 9 (3.26%) MySQL
5 4 (1.45%) NoSQL
6 2 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.72%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.72%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.36%) Big Data
7 1 (0.36%) DB2
7 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.36%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 32 (11.59%) Git (software)
1 32 (11.59%) Jenkins
2 24 (8.70%) Subversion
2 24 (8.70%) TeamCity
3 22 (7.97%) JIRA
4 19 (6.88%) Bitbucket
5 17 (6.16%) Artifactory
6 16 (5.80%) CppUnit
6 16 (5.80%) Oracle APEX
6 16 (5.80%) Robot Framework
6 16 (5.80%) Visual Studio
7 6 (2.17%) Travis CI
8 3 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (1.09%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.72%) GCC
9 2 (0.72%) GDB
9 2 (0.72%) GoogleTest
9 2 (0.72%) JUnit
9 2 (0.72%) Mockito
9 2 (0.72%) Serena SBM
General
1 99 (35.87%) Finance
2 70 (25.36%) Banking
3 55 (19.93%) Social Skills
4 44 (15.94%) Investment Banking
5 33 (11.96%) Front Office
6 17 (6.16%) Public Sector
7 16 (5.80%) Telecoms
8 9 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.90%) Back Office
10 6 (2.17%) Financial Institution
10 6 (2.17%) Presentation Skills
11 4 (1.45%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.45%) Law
11 4 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
12 3 (1.09%) Influencing Skills
13 2 (0.72%) Electronics
14 1 (0.36%) Legal
14 1 (0.36%) Local Government
14 1 (0.36%) Public Speaking
14 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 56 (20.29%) Developer
2 31 (11.23%) Java Developer
3 29 (10.51%) Senior Developer
4 28 (10.14%) Analyst
4 28 (10.14%) Senior Java Developer
5 26 (9.42%) Network Engineer
6 19 (6.88%) C++ Developer
7 16 (5.80%) Architect
7 16 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 16 (5.80%) Investment Banking C++ Developer
8 14 (5.07%) Consultant
9 13 (4.71%) Security Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Support Engineer
10 12 (4.35%) Front Office C++ Developer
10 12 (4.35%) Front Office Developer
10 12 (4.35%) Investment Banking Java Developer
10 12 (4.35%) Senior Investment Banking Java Developer
11 10 (3.62%) Administrator
12 9 (3.26%) DevOps Engineer
12 9 (3.26%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (12.68%) .NET
2 30 (10.87%) REST
3 28 (10.14%) Memcached
3 28 (10.14%) RESTful
3 28 (10.14%) Spring
3 28 (10.14%) Spring Boot
3 28 (10.14%) XML
4 23 (8.33%) .NET Core
4 23 (8.33%) JSON
5 22 (7.97%) AngularJS
6 21 (7.61%) gRPC
7 19 (6.88%) STL
8 18 (6.52%) .NET Framework
9 17 (6.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
10 16 (5.80%) Web Services
11 15 (5.43%) LDAP
12 9 (3.26%) SOAP
13 8 (2.90%) Kafka
13 8 (2.90%) SAML
14 7 (2.54%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.87%) Data Structures
2 29 (10.51%) Algorithms
3 28 (10.14%) Derivative
3 28 (10.14%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 21 (7.61%) Clustering
5 20 (7.25%) Data Centre
6 15 (5.43%) Fixed Income
6 15 (5.43%) Public Cloud
7 13 (4.71%) Replication
8 11 (3.99%) Fibre Optics
9 10 (3.62%) Client/Server
10 8 (2.90%) Cyberthreat
11 6 (2.17%) CCTV
11 6 (2.17%) SCADA
11 6 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.81%) Data Protection Act
12 5 (1.81%) PKI
12 5 (1.81%) Wiki
13 4 (1.45%) BYOD
13 4 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 98 (35.51%) Linux
1 98 (35.51%) Windows
2 41 (14.86%) Windows Server
3 25 (9.06%) Unix
4 24 (8.70%) Windows 10
5 16 (5.80%) Windows Server 2016
6 13 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
8 11 (3.99%) Windows 7
9 10 (3.62%) Android
9 10 (3.62%) Solaris
10 9 (3.26%) Apple iOS
11 5 (1.81%) CentOS
11 5 (1.81%) SUSE
11 5 (1.81%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.45%) AIX
12 4 (1.45%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (28.62%) Agile Software Development
2 54 (19.57%) Scrum
3 52 (18.84%) Multithreading
4 47 (17.03%) DevOps
5 37 (13.41%) Performance Tuning
6 31 (11.23%) Cybersecurity
7 28 (10.14%) API Design
7 28 (10.14%) API Development
7 28 (10.14%) Functional Programming
8 26 (9.42%) Configuration Management
9 24 (8.70%) Test Automation
10 22 (7.97%) High Availability
10 22 (7.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (7.97%) ITIL
11 21 (7.61%) Network Management
12 18 (6.52%) Problem-Solving
12 18 (6.52%) Unit Testing
13 17 (6.16%) Multithreaded Programming
13 17 (6.16%) Regression Testing
14 16 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 75 (27.17%) SQL
2 69 (25.00%) Python
3 53 (19.20%) Java
4 40 (14.49%) PowerShell
5 30 (10.87%) PL/SQL
6 28 (10.14%) Haskell
6 28 (10.14%) Java 8
6 28 (10.14%) Scala
7 25 (9.06%) C#
8 23 (8.33%) C++
9 15 (5.43%) Bash Shell
10 14 (5.07%) Perl
11 13 (4.71%) Shell Script
12 11 (3.99%) JavaScript
13 7 (2.54%) C
13 7 (2.54%) VBScript
14 6 (2.17%) TypeScript
15 5 (1.81%) VBA
16 4 (1.45%) Ruby
17 3 (1.09%) Java 11
Qualifications
1 29 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
1 29 (10.51%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.78%) SC Cleared
3 20 (7.25%) CCNP
4 15 (5.43%) Degree
5 11 (3.99%) CCNA
5 11 (3.99%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.26%) CCIE
6 9 (3.26%) MCSE
7 7 (2.54%) CISSP
7 7 (2.54%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.81%) CCDA
9 5 (1.81%) JNCIS
9 5 (1.81%) MCITP
10 4 (1.45%) CCDE
10 4 (1.45%) JNCIA
10 4 (1.45%) JNCIP
10 4 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.99%) SLA
2 7 (2.54%) GDPR
2 7 (2.54%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (2.17%) QA
4 4 (1.45%) NCSC
5 3 (1.09%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.36%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.36%) FISMA
6 1 (0.36%) GRC
6 1 (0.36%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.36%) HL7
6 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 55 (19.93%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (5.43%) NFS
5 11 (3.99%) Docker
6 10 (3.62%) vSphere
7 7 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (2.54%) VMware NSX
8 6 (2.17%) Veritas File System
8 6 (2.17%) Xen
9 5 (1.81%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.81%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.45%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.45%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 4 (1.45%) XenApp
11 3 (1.09%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
12 2 (0.72%) ProxySG
13 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.36%) Ceph
Systems Management
1 27 (9.78%) Ansible
2 18 (6.52%) BladeLogic
3 16 (5.80%) Puppet
3 16 (5.80%) SCCM
4 13 (4.71%) Kubernetes
4 13 (4.71%) Terraform
5 12 (4.35%) QRadar
6 9 (3.26%) WSUS
7 8 (2.90%) EMC NetWorker
7 8 (2.90%) FortiGate
7 8 (2.90%) HP NNM
7 8 (2.90%) Tivoli
7 8 (2.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 7 (2.54%) Control-M
9 6 (2.17%) Nagios
9 6 (2.17%) Netcool
9 6 (2.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 5 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (1.81%) vCenter Server
11 4 (1.45%) Packer
Vendors
1 71 (25.72%) Microsoft
2 68 (24.64%) Oracle
3 62 (22.46%) VMware
4 57 (20.65%) Cisco
5 27 (9.78%) Juniper
6 26 (9.42%) Dell
7 24 (8.70%) F5
7 24 (8.70%) HP
8 23 (8.33%) IBM
8 23 (8.33%) Red Hat
8 23 (8.33%) Splunk
9 22 (7.97%) Palo Alto
10 20 (7.25%) Citrix
10 20 (7.25%) Google
11 17 (6.16%) EMC
12 16 (5.80%) FIS
12 16 (5.80%) SunGard
13 14 (5.07%) ServiceNow
14 12 (4.35%) Fortinet
14 12 (4.35%) Symantec