Period
to 15 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 113 71 101
Rank change year-on-year -42 +30 +14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 43 67 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 2.38% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.51% 16.26% 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 50 20
Manchester median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% +31.15%
10th Percentile £212 £163 £199
90th Percentile £699 £588 £505
North West median daily rate £413 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +8.20% +1.67% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 5
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £162.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -82.15% +983.33% -
10th Percentile £21.88 £41.65 £13.35
90th Percentile £41.00 £168.75 £36.00
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £37.50 £14.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +167.86% -9.68%

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 409 412 528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.69% 14.63% 14.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 252 226 280
Manchester median daily rate £390 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% -0.06% +23.08%
10th Percentile £177 £163 £212
90th Percentile £563 £545 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
% change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 39 24
Manchester median hourly rate £18.62 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.13% +3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £12.71 £11.00 £11.34
90th Percentile £43.70 £41.00 £46.75
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%

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 July 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 July 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 July 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 -17 3 - - 1
Stockport -1 1 - - 5
Altrincham - 1 - -
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 15 July 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 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Linux
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
5 15 (34.88%) DNS
6 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
7 12 (27.91%) HTTP
7 12 (27.91%) Cisco
7 12 (27.91%) ITIL
7 12 (27.91%) Firewall
7 12 (27.91%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (25.58%) DHCP
9 10 (23.26%) VMware
10 9 (20.93%) VPN
10 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
10 9 (20.93%) Puppet
10 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
10 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (18.60%) DevOps
11 8 (18.60%) SSL
11 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
11 8 (18.60%) Terraform
12 7 (16.28%) SAN
12 7 (16.28%) WAN
12 7 (16.28%) Java
13 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
13 6 (13.95%) Open Source
13 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
13 6 (13.95%) NAS
13 6 (13.95%) LAN

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 4 (9.30%) IIS
1 4 (9.30%) nginx
2 3 (6.98%) Apache
3 2 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (4.65%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.65%) WebLogic
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.33%) Apache Spark
4 1 (2.33%) Confluence
4 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (32.56%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (13.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (11.63%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (11.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (6.98%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (6.98%) Office 365
4 3 (6.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) GitHub
5 1 (2.33%) PaaS
5 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.88%) DNS
2 12 (27.91%) Firewall
2 12 (27.91%) HTTP
3 11 (25.58%) DHCP
4 9 (20.93%) VPN
5 8 (18.60%) SSL
6 7 (16.28%) SAN
6 7 (16.28%) WAN
7 6 (13.95%) Internet
7 6 (13.95%) LAN
7 6 (13.95%) NAS
8 5 (11.63%) IPsec
9 4 (9.30%) FTP
9 4 (9.30%) IP Telephony
9 4 (9.30%) MPLS
9 4 (9.30%) SMTP
9 4 (9.30%) VLAN
10 3 (6.98%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (6.98%) Network Security
10 3 (6.98%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.98%) MySQL
3 2 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (4.65%) DB2
3 2 (4.65%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.65%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.65%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Big Data
4 1 (2.33%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (2.33%) GIS
4 1 (2.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (20.93%) Jenkins
2 6 (13.95%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.98%) Subversion
4 2 (4.65%) Artifactory
4 2 (4.65%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.33%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.33%) FishEye
5 1 (2.33%) JIRA
5 1 (2.33%) RStudio
5 1 (2.33%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.98%) Electronics
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (13.95%) Consultant
2 6 (13.95%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (11.63%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (11.63%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.63%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (9.30%) Developer
4 4 (9.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.98%) DevOps Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Senior Consultant
5 3 (6.98%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 2 (4.65%) Cisco Support
6 2 (4.65%) SCCM Specialist
6 2 (4.65%) Senior Cloud Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.65%) VMware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.30%) .NET
1 4 (9.30%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (6.98%) CSS
2 3 (6.98%) HTML
2 3 (6.98%) JSON
2 3 (6.98%) Middleware
2 3 (6.98%) Web Services
3 2 (4.65%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.65%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (4.65%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (4.65%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (2.33%) REST
4 1 (2.33%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.63%) Computer Science
3 3 (6.98%) Raspberry Pi
3 3 (6.98%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.98%) Smartphone
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.65%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (4.65%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (69.77%) Windows
2 21 (48.84%) Linux
3 18 (41.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (11.63%) Windows 7
6 4 (9.30%) Unix
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (9.30%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.65%) AIX
7 2 (4.65%) Solaris
7 2 (4.65%) VMS
7 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.33%) Android
8 1 (2.33%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) ITIL
1 12 (27.91%) Problem-Solving
2 9 (20.93%) Configuration Management
3 8 (18.60%) DevOps
4 6 (13.95%) Open Source
5 5 (11.63%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.63%) Service Management
5 5 (11.63%) Test Automation
6 4 (9.30%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (9.30%) Migration
6 4 (9.30%) Time Management
7 3 (6.98%) Anomaly Detection
7 3 (6.98%) Deployment Automation
7 3 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (6.98%) Informatics
7 3 (6.98%) ITSM
7 3 (6.98%) Load Balancing
7 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
7 3 (6.98%) Scrum
7 3 (6.98%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (16.28%) Java
2 5 (11.63%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.30%) JavaScript
3 4 (9.30%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.30%) Python
3 4 (9.30%) Ruby
3 4 (9.30%) SQL
4 3 (6.98%) PHP
5 2 (4.65%) Jython
5 2 (4.65%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (9.30%) CCNP
2 4 (9.30%) Degree
2 4 (9.30%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.98%) CCNA
3 3 (6.98%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (6.98%) ISEB
3 3 (6.98%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (4.65%) AWS Certification
4 2 (4.65%) MCSE
4 2 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.65%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.33%) CCDP
5 1 (2.33%) CEH
5 1 (2.33%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) CISSP
5 1 (2.33%) MCP
5 1 (2.33%) MCSA
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (2.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 16 (37.21%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.98%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.98%) vSphere
3 3 (6.98%) XenApp
4 2 (4.65%) Docker
4 2 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 9 (20.93%) Puppet
2 8 (18.60%) Terraform
3 5 (11.63%) Ansible
4 4 (9.30%) Kubernetes
4 4 (9.30%) Packer
4 4 (9.30%) SCCM
5 3 (6.98%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (6.98%) Salt
6 2 (4.65%) Consul
6 2 (4.65%) HAProxy
6 2 (4.65%) Kibana
6 2 (4.65%) logstash
6 2 (4.65%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (4.65%) Tivoli
6 2 (4.65%) WSUS
7 1 (2.33%) FlexNet
7 1 (2.33%) SCOM
7 1 (2.33%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.33%) TADDM
Vendors
1 12 (27.91%) Cisco
2 10 (23.26%) VMware
3 8 (18.60%) Microsoft
4 5 (11.63%) Citrix
4 5 (11.63%) Google
4 5 (11.63%) HP
5 4 (9.30%) CheckPoint
5 4 (9.30%) Oracle
6 3 (6.98%) Brocade
6 3 (6.98%) Juniper
6 3 (6.98%) McAfee
6 3 (6.98%) Meraki
7 2 (4.65%) Cloudera
7 2 (4.65%) F5
7 2 (4.65%) IBM
7 2 (4.65%) IronPort
7 2 (4.65%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.65%) Symantec
8 1 (2.33%) Atlassian
8 1 (2.33%) Blue Coat