Period
to 15 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 15 November 2018 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 101 105 89
Rank change year-on-year +4 -16 +16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 58 40 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.85% 1.35% 2.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.26% 10.08% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 55
Manchester median daily rate £375 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -17.65% +8.28%
10th Percentile £257 £163 £258
90th Percentile £618 £438 £574
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £425
% change year-on-year - -11.76% +15.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 7
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £88.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.14% +120.63% +255.56%
10th Percentile £15.65 £13.00 £29.30
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £44.25
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £51.71 £40.00
% change year-on-year -43.92% +29.28% +136.41%

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 473 397 578
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.07% 13.36% 16.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 281 233 334
Manchester median daily rate £400 £390 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -3.17% +15.07%
10th Percentile £176 £115 £206
90th Percentile £538 £538 £546
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
% change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 36 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.21% +6.45% +13.22%
10th Percentile £12.96 £11.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -5.88%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Manchester.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Manchester

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in Manchester

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 November 2018. 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
Salford -6 3 - - 1
Stockport +1 1 - - 4
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 15 November 2018, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 34 (58.62%) Windows
2 28 (48.28%) DNS
2 28 (48.28%) Cisco
3 25 (43.10%) DHCP
4 22 (37.93%) WAN
5 21 (36.21%) LAN
5 21 (36.21%) Linux
5 21 (36.21%) VMware
5 21 (36.21%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (34.48%) Firewall
6 20 (34.48%) SSL
7 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
7 17 (29.31%) HTTP
8 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
9 15 (25.86%) Puppet
10 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
10 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 14 (24.14%) FTP
10 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
11 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
11 13 (22.41%) IPsec
11 13 (22.41%) ITIL
11 13 (22.41%) .NET
11 13 (22.41%) DevOps
12 12 (20.69%) Google Cloud Platform
12 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
12 12 (20.69%) Cloud Computing
12 12 (20.69%) Google
12 12 (20.69%) Java
12 12 (20.69%) Windows Server

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 11 (18.97%) IIS
1 11 (18.97%) nginx
2 10 (17.24%) WebSphere
3 9 (15.52%) Apache
4 8 (13.79%) Jetty
4 8 (13.79%) Mongrel
4 8 (13.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.72%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.72%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 21 (36.21%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (20.69%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (20.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (18.97%) Amazon EC2
4 9 (15.52%) Office 365
5 8 (13.79%) Google App Engine
5 8 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (6.90%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (5.17%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (48.28%) DNS
2 25 (43.10%) DHCP
3 22 (37.93%) WAN
4 21 (36.21%) LAN
5 20 (34.48%) Firewall
5 20 (34.48%) SSL
6 17 (29.31%) HTTP
7 14 (24.14%) FTP
8 13 (22.41%) IPsec
9 11 (18.97%) VPN
10 9 (15.52%) MPLS
11 8 (13.79%) Internet
12 7 (12.07%) VLAN
13 5 (8.62%) BGP
13 5 (8.62%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (8.62%) ISDN
13 5 (8.62%) Network Security
13 5 (8.62%) OSPF
13 5 (8.62%) Wi-Fi
13 5 (8.62%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.72%) Big Data
2 1 (1.72%) DB2
2 1 (1.72%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.72%) GIS
2 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 8 (13.79%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.45%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.72%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.72%) RStudio
4 1 (1.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (8.62%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (17.24%) Analyst
1 10 (17.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Test Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) AWS DevOps
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
5 4 (6.90%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) AWS Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Engineer
6 3 (5.17%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.45%) Project Analyst
7 2 (3.45%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (22.41%) .NET
2 8 (13.79%) J2EE
2 8 (13.79%) Servlets
3 5 (8.62%) 802.1X
4 3 (5.17%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (3.45%) Middleware
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
6 1 (1.72%) CSS
6 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.72%) HTML
6 1 (1.72%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.72%) JSON
6 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.72%) SAML
6 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.79%) CCTV
3 4 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.45%) EFT
6 1 (1.72%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) PKI
6 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.72%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (58.62%) Windows
2 21 (36.21%) Linux
3 12 (20.69%) Windows Server
4 5 (8.62%) Unix
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) AIX
7 2 (3.45%) Solaris
7 2 (3.45%) VMS
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Configuration Management
1 13 (22.41%) DevOps
1 13 (22.41%) ITIL
2 12 (20.69%) Test Automation
3 11 (18.97%) Unit Testing
4 10 (17.24%) Open Source
4 10 (17.24%) Test Scripting
5 9 (15.52%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 7 (12.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 5 (8.62%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.90%) Defect Management
9 4 (6.90%) Network Architecture
9 4 (6.90%) Network Design
9 4 (6.90%) Server Virtualisation
9 4 (6.90%) Service Management
9 4 (6.90%) Test Planning
10 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.17%) Network Segmentation
10 3 (5.17%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) Java
2 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Python
4 2 (3.45%) Ruby
5 1 (1.72%) Jython
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (24.14%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.79%) CCNP
3 7 (12.07%) CCNA
3 7 (12.07%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
5 5 (8.62%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 5 (8.62%) MCSE
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (5.17%) CCDP
6 3 (5.17%) CCIE
6 3 (5.17%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (5.17%) Degree
6 3 (5.17%) ISEB
6 3 (5.17%) MCP
6 3 (5.17%) MCSA
7 2 (3.45%) AWS Certification
7 2 (3.45%) CCSA
7 2 (3.45%) CCSE
7 2 (3.45%) HP APS
7 2 (3.45%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (29.31%) Active Directory
2 14 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (13.79%) Xen
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.17%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.72%) Docker
6 1 (1.72%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) vSphere
6 1 (1.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (25.86%) Puppet
2 7 (12.07%) Terraform
3 5 (8.62%) Ansible
3 5 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.17%) Forum Sentry
4 3 (5.17%) Packer
4 3 (5.17%) Salt
4 3 (5.17%) SCCM
5 2 (3.45%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.72%) Consul
6 1 (1.72%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.72%) Kibana
6 1 (1.72%) logstash
6 1 (1.72%) SCOM
6 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 28 (48.28%) Cisco
2 21 (36.21%) VMware
3 16 (27.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.69%) Google
5 6 (10.34%) CheckPoint
5 6 (10.34%) F5
5 6 (10.34%) Meraki
6 5 (8.62%) Citrix
7 4 (6.90%) IronPort
7 4 (6.90%) McAfee
7 4 (6.90%) Nokia
7 4 (6.90%) Palo Alto
8 3 (5.17%) Blue Coat
8 3 (5.17%) BMC
8 3 (5.17%) Infoblox
8 3 (5.17%) Juniper
8 3 (5.17%) Veeam
9 2 (3.45%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.45%) HP
9 2 (3.45%) IBM