Period
to 29 November 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 29 November 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
29 Nov 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 195 226 225
Rank change year-on-year +31 -1 -50
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 195 404 578
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.23% 1.16% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.46% 10.63% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 299 392
Median daily rate £475 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% -8.57% -5.41%
10th Percentile £250 £143 £184
90th Percentile £638 £638 £625
England median daily rate £413 £400 £413
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% -2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 24 25
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -10.42% +6.31%
10th Percentile £25.00 £18.50 £16.70
90th Percentile £82.00 £53.88 £33.03
England median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +60.00% +16.28%

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 1,702 3,801 5,058
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.72% 10.88% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,064 2,571 3,458
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £263 £185 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.18% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 104 133
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -12.50% +24.68%
10th Percentile £22.75 £14.00 £13.15
90th Percentile £70.00 £50.00 £55.29
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.85% +13.75% +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 29 November 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 29 November 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 29 November 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 +52 36 £500 +28.21% 34
East London +22 6 £575 +296.55%
West London +33 4 £445 +4.71% 4
North London +16 4 £563 +25.00% 2
South London +34 1 £250 -13.04% 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 29 November 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 87 (44.62%) Linux
2 82 (42.05%) Windows
3 63 (32.31%) Firewall
4 55 (28.21%) Microsoft
5 50 (25.64%) Python
6 47 (24.10%) DNS
7 42 (21.54%) HTTP
7 42 (21.54%) Unix
7 42 (21.54%) Finance
8 41 (21.03%) VMware
9 40 (20.51%) Active Directory
10 37 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
10 37 (18.97%) Security Cleared
11 36 (18.46%) AWS
12 34 (17.44%) SC Cleared
13 33 (16.92%) LAN
14 32 (16.41%) Azure
15 31 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
15 31 (15.90%) Oracle
15 31 (15.90%) Cybersecurity
16 30 (15.38%) DevOps
17 28 (14.36%) Ansible
17 28 (14.36%) Cisco
18 27 (13.85%) Windows Server
19 26 (13.33%) Jenkins
19 26 (13.33%) Git (software)
20 25 (12.82%) SIEM
20 25 (12.82%) C
20 25 (12.82%) C++
20 25 (12.82%) WAN

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 13 (6.67%) Elasticsearch
2 10 (5.13%) IIS
3 9 (4.62%) Apache
3 9 (4.62%) Confluence
4 8 (4.10%) WebSphere
5 7 (3.59%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.56%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.05%) nginx
7 4 (2.05%) Skype for Business
8 3 (1.54%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 3 (1.54%) MS Exchange
9 2 (1.03%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.03%) CICS
9 2 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.03%) Jetty
9 2 (1.03%) Mongrel
9 2 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.51%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.51%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 14 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (3.08%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.51%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.51%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 36 (18.46%) AWS
2 32 (16.41%) Azure
3 20 (10.26%) GCP
4 18 (9.23%) Office 365
4 18 (9.23%) PaaS
5 16 (8.21%) SaaS
6 12 (6.15%) GitHub
7 11 (5.64%) Cloud Computing
8 10 (5.13%) IaaS
9 7 (3.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 5 (2.56%) Slack
11 4 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (2.05%) OpenShift
12 3 (1.54%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.54%) Google Analytics
13 2 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.03%) Google App Engine
13 2 (1.03%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.51%) Amazon ECS
14 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 63 (32.31%) Firewall
2 47 (24.10%) DNS
3 42 (21.54%) HTTP
4 33 (16.92%) LAN
5 25 (12.82%) WAN
6 24 (12.31%) Network Security
6 24 (12.31%) Wireshark
7 21 (10.77%) SNMP
8 20 (10.26%) DHCP
8 20 (10.26%) OSPF
9 19 (9.74%) SSL
9 19 (9.74%) VPN
10 15 (7.69%) BGP
10 15 (7.69%) HTTPS
10 15 (7.69%) Kerberos
10 15 (7.69%) VoIP
11 13 (6.67%) FTP
11 13 (6.67%) Internet
11 13 (6.67%) VLAN
12 11 (5.64%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.62%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.10%) MySQL
4 6 (3.08%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.08%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.56%) Neo4j
6 4 (2.05%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.54%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.03%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (1.03%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.03%) DB2
8 2 (1.03%) Power BI
9 1 (0.51%) Snowflake Schema
9 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 26 (13.33%) Git (software)
1 26 (13.33%) Jenkins
2 22 (11.28%) JIRA
3 10 (5.13%) Redmine
4 8 (4.10%) Subversion
5 5 (2.56%) Artifactory
5 5 (2.56%) Gatling
6 4 (2.05%) GDB
6 4 (2.05%) GNU Toolchain
6 4 (2.05%) Selenium
7 3 (1.54%) CircleCI
7 3 (1.54%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.54%) GitLab
7 3 (1.54%) JUnit
7 3 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.03%) Geb
8 2 (1.03%) Grunt
8 2 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (1.03%) Spock
8 2 (1.03%) Sublime Text
General
1 42 (21.54%) Finance
2 17 (8.72%) Banking
3 14 (7.18%) Public Sector
4 11 (5.64%) Law
4 11 (5.64%) Telecoms
5 8 (4.10%) Investment Banking
6 5 (2.56%) Marketing
7 4 (2.05%) Retail
8 3 (1.54%) Front Office
9 2 (1.03%) Financial Institution
9 2 (1.03%) Legal
9 2 (1.03%) Military
10 1 (0.51%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (10.26%) Network Engineer
2 18 (9.23%) Developer
3 16 (8.21%) Analyst
4 15 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
5 11 (5.64%) Security Engineer
6 10 (5.13%) Consultant
6 10 (5.13%) Support Engineer
7 9 (4.62%) Windows Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (3.59%) Tester
8 7 (3.59%) VoIP Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) C++ Developer
9 6 (3.08%) Operations Engineer
9 6 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (2.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 5 (2.56%) Linux Engineer
10 5 (2.56%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.21%) LDAP
2 14 (7.18%) REST
3 10 (5.13%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (5.13%) XML
4 9 (4.62%) JSON
4 9 (4.62%) Kafka
5 8 (4.10%) Node.js
6 7 (3.59%) Middleware
7 6 (3.08%) FIX Protocol
7 6 (3.08%) HTML
7 6 (3.08%) SOAP
7 6 (3.08%) Web Services
8 5 (2.56%) .NET
8 5 (2.56%) 802.1X
8 5 (2.56%) CORBA
8 5 (2.56%) HTML5
9 4 (2.05%) AngularJS
9 4 (2.05%) Qt
9 4 (2.05%) Servlets
9 4 (2.05%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (5.64%) Clustering
3 10 (5.13%) Data Centre
4 8 (4.10%) Replication
5 7 (3.59%) Cybercrime
5 7 (3.59%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.56%) Digital TV
7 5 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 5 (2.56%) STB
8 4 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.05%) Fixed Income
8 4 (2.05%) Mainframe
8 4 (2.05%) MPEG
8 4 (2.05%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (1.54%) Equities
9 3 (1.54%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.54%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.03%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.03%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 87 (44.62%) Linux
2 82 (42.05%) Windows
3 42 (21.54%) Unix
4 27 (13.85%) Windows Server
5 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2012
5 17 (8.72%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (7.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 12 (6.15%) Windows 10
9 10 (5.13%) Solaris
9 10 (5.13%) Windows Server 2019
10 9 (4.62%) Ubuntu
11 8 (4.10%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.05%) Debian
12 4 (2.05%) Fedora
12 4 (2.05%) NetWare
12 4 (2.05%) VMS
13 3 (1.54%) Android
13 3 (1.54%) Oracle Linux
14 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.97%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (15.90%) Cybersecurity
3 30 (15.38%) DevOps
4 25 (12.82%) SIEM
5 20 (10.26%) High Availability
6 18 (9.23%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.72%) Load Balancing
8 16 (8.21%) Problem-Solving
9 15 (7.69%) Malware Reverse Engineering
9 15 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
10 14 (7.18%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (7.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 11 (5.64%) Incident Management
11 11 (5.64%) Migration
11 11 (5.64%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.13%) Ethical Hacking
12 10 (5.13%) Information Security
12 10 (5.13%) Open Source
12 10 (5.13%) Scrum
12 10 (5.13%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.64%) Python
2 25 (12.82%) C
2 25 (12.82%) C++
3 22 (11.28%) Bash Shell
3 22 (11.28%) Java
4 21 (10.77%) PowerShell
4 21 (10.77%) SQL
5 20 (10.26%) Perl
6 15 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 13 (6.67%) JavaScript
8 12 (6.15%) C#
9 8 (4.10%) Ruby
10 7 (3.59%) PHP
11 5 (2.56%) PL/SQL
12 4 (2.05%) Groovy
13 3 (1.54%) Java 8
13 3 (1.54%) R
14 2 (1.03%) Haskell
14 2 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.51%) Korn
Qualifications
1 37 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 34 (17.44%) SC Cleared
3 12 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (5.64%) CCNP
5 8 (4.10%) CompTIA Security+
5 8 (4.10%) GCFA
6 7 (3.59%) Degree
7 6 (3.08%) CISSP
8 5 (2.56%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.05%) CCNA
9 4 (2.05%) CEH
9 4 (2.05%) GCIA
9 4 (2.05%) GCIH
9 4 (2.05%) GIAC
9 4 (2.05%) GSEC
9 4 (2.05%) HND
10 3 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.54%) CCIE
11 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.59%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 6 (3.08%) QA
3 4 (2.05%) GDPR
4 3 (1.54%) NIST
5 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 2 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.03%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.51%) SLA
6 1 (0.51%) WCAG
System Software
1 40 (20.51%) Active Directory
2 31 (15.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (9.23%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (7.18%) Docker
5 10 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (3.59%) VMware NSX
7 5 (2.56%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.56%) vSphere
8 4 (2.05%) NFS
9 3 (1.54%) XenApp
10 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.03%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.03%) Time Sharing Option
10 2 (1.03%) Xen
10 2 (1.03%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.51%) GPFS
11 1 (0.51%) iptables
11 1 (0.51%) LXC
Systems Management
1 28 (14.36%) Ansible
2 23 (11.79%) Kubernetes
3 22 (11.28%) Puppet
4 21 (10.77%) Terraform
5 16 (8.21%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.59%) EnCase
7 7 (3.59%) Salt
7 7 (3.59%) SCCM
8 6 (3.08%) ITRS Geneos
8 6 (3.08%) Netcool
9 5 (2.56%) Kibana
9 5 (2.56%) SCOM
9 5 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (2.05%) BladeLogic
10 4 (2.05%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (2.05%) Grafana
10 4 (2.05%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 3 (1.54%) PowerCLI
11 3 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 55 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 41 (21.03%) VMware
3 31 (15.90%) Oracle
4 28 (14.36%) Cisco
5 23 (11.79%) F5
6 14 (7.18%) Red Hat
7 10 (5.13%) ArcSight
8 9 (4.62%) Blue Coat
8 9 (4.62%) Citrix
8 9 (4.62%) CyberArk
8 9 (4.62%) Fortinet
8 9 (4.62%) IBM
8 9 (4.62%) Palo Alto
8 9 (4.62%) Symantec
9 8 (4.10%) AppDynamics
9 8 (4.10%) Google
9 8 (4.10%) NetApp
10 7 (3.59%) HP
10 7 (3.59%) Juniper
10 7 (3.59%) Qualys