Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 100 96 92
Rank change year-on-year -4 -4 +22
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 51 43 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.61% 1.47% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.56% 10.57% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 25 38
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -10.11%
10th Percentile £144 £161 £193
90th Percentile £715 £465 £572
North West median daily rate £375 £375 £400
% change year-on-year - -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 8
Manchester median hourly rate £29.00 £88.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -67.14% +120.63% -
10th Percentile £16.85 £13.00 £16.23
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £44.13
North West median hourly rate £24.25 £18.68 £40.00
% change year-on-year +29.82% -53.30% +137.53%

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 441 407 553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.89% 13.95% 15.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 224 314
Manchester median daily rate £391 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.37% - +18.52%
10th Percentile £188 £160 £207
90th Percentile £564 £544 £538
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 40 29
Manchester median hourly rate £20.00 £14.25 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.35% -20.83% +16.13%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £44.13 £41.00 £40.75
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.33 £16.00
% change year-on-year +14.19% -4.22% -4.99%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 4 - - 1
Stockport -1 1 - - 3
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 (66.67%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) DNS
3 21 (41.18%) Linux
4 19 (37.25%) Cisco
5 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 17 (33.33%) DHCP
6 17 (33.33%) Firewall
6 17 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
8 14 (27.45%) VMware
8 14 (27.45%) ITIL
9 13 (25.49%) SSL
9 13 (25.49%) HTTP
9 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
10 12 (23.53%) WAN
11 11 (21.57%) LAN
11 11 (21.57%) VPN
11 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
12 10 (19.61%) Puppet
13 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
13 9 (17.65%) Internet
13 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
13 9 (17.65%) Terraform
14 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
14 8 (15.69%) Office 365
14 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
14 8 (15.69%) DevOps
14 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure

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 (7.84%) IIS
1 4 (7.84%) nginx
2 3 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere
2 3 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (3.92%) Apache
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.92%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 2 (3.92%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (31.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (15.69%) Office 365
3 6 (11.76%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (9.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (43.14%) DNS
2 17 (33.33%) DHCP
2 17 (33.33%) Firewall
3 13 (25.49%) HTTP
3 13 (25.49%) SSL
4 12 (23.53%) WAN
5 11 (21.57%) LAN
5 11 (21.57%) VPN
6 9 (17.65%) Internet
7 7 (13.73%) MPLS
7 7 (13.73%) SAN
7 7 (13.73%) VLAN
8 5 (9.80%) FTP
8 5 (9.80%) IPsec
8 5 (9.80%) ISDN
8 5 (9.80%) NAS
8 5 (9.80%) SMTP
8 5 (9.80%) VoIP
9 4 (7.84%) IP Telephony
9 4 (7.84%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.92%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (3.92%) DB2
1 2 (3.92%) Hadoop
1 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
1 2 (3.92%) MySQL
1 2 (3.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.96%) Big Data
2 1 (1.96%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (1.96%) GIS
2 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
2 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.88%) Vagrant
4 2 (3.92%) Artifactory
4 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.96%) RStudio
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
5 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (13.73%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (13.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Senior DevOps
3 5 (9.80%) Analyst
3 5 (9.80%) AWS DevOps
3 5 (9.80%) Cloud Engineer
3 5 (9.80%) Consultant
3 5 (9.80%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) AWS Engineer
4 4 (7.84%) Developer
4 4 (7.84%) DevOps Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Senior Consultant
4 4 (7.84%) Senior DevOps Consultant
5 3 (5.88%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) IT Support
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (5.88%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.80%) .NET
2 4 (7.84%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (7.84%) Web Services
3 3 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 3 (5.88%) CSS
3 3 (5.88%) HTML
3 3 (5.88%) JSON
3 3 (5.88%) Middleware
3 3 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.92%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.92%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (3.92%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (25.49%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.76%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.84%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) Public Cloud
4 3 (5.88%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (3.92%) EFT
5 2 (3.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.92%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.96%) CCTV
6 1 (1.96%) Clustering
6 1 (1.96%) NHS
6 1 (1.96%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 34 (66.67%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) Linux
3 17 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 7 (13.73%) Unix
4 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.88%) AIX
7 3 (5.88%) Solaris
7 3 (5.88%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.92%) VMS
9 1 (1.96%) Android
9 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (27.45%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
4 8 (15.69%) DevOps
4 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 6 (11.76%) Service Management
5 6 (11.76%) Test Automation
6 5 (9.80%) Load Balancing
6 5 (9.80%) Open Source
7 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.84%) Informatics
7 4 (7.84%) ITSM
7 4 (7.84%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (5.88%) Anomaly Detection
8 3 (5.88%) Continuous Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.88%) Migration
8 3 (5.88%) Scenario Testing
8 3 (5.88%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.88%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) Java
2 5 (9.80%) Bash Shell
2 5 (9.80%) Python
2 5 (9.80%) Ruby
3 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
3 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.88%) PHP
4 3 (5.88%) SQL
5 2 (3.92%) Jython
5 2 (3.92%) Perl
Qualifications
1 9 (17.65%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (13.73%) CCNP
3 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
4 4 (7.84%) CCNA
4 4 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
4 4 (7.84%) Degree
4 4 (7.84%) ISEB
4 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 4 (7.84%) MCSE
4 4 (7.84%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (7.84%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) AWS Certification
5 2 (3.92%) CCDP
5 2 (3.92%) CCIE
5 2 (3.92%) CCSA
5 2 (3.92%) CCSE
5 2 (3.92%) MCP
5 2 (3.92%) MCSA
6 1 (1.96%) CEH
6 1 (1.96%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (9.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (3.92%) Docker
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.92%) XenApp
6 1 (1.96%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) Puppet
2 9 (17.65%) Terraform
3 5 (9.80%) Ansible
3 5 (9.80%) Kubernetes
3 5 (9.80%) Packer
4 4 (7.84%) SCCM
5 3 (5.88%) Consul
5 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (5.88%) Salt
6 2 (3.92%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (3.92%) HAProxy
6 2 (3.92%) Kibana
6 2 (3.92%) logstash
6 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.96%) SCOM
7 1 (1.96%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.96%) TADDM
7 1 (1.96%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (37.25%) Cisco
2 14 (27.45%) VMware
3 10 (19.61%) Microsoft
4 6 (11.76%) CheckPoint
4 6 (11.76%) Citrix
4 6 (11.76%) F5
4 6 (11.76%) Google
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Meraki
6 4 (7.84%) IronPort
6 4 (7.84%) McAfee
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle
7 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.88%) IBM
7 3 (5.88%) Juniper
7 3 (5.88%) Nokia
7 3 (5.88%) Palo Alto
8 2 (3.92%) BMC
8 2 (3.92%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.92%) Veeam