Period
to 29 February 2020

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 29 February 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
29 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 95 70 124
Rank change year-on-year -25 +54 -57
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 30 90 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.28% 3.07% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.79% 20.55% 6.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 50 15
Manchester median daily rate £450 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +21.43% -17.65%
10th Percentile £298 £268 £325
90th Percentile £691 £604 £645
North West median daily rate £475 £400 £350
% change year-on-year +18.75% +14.29% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
Manchester median hourly rate - £35.00 £50.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.00% +17.65%
North West median hourly rate £14.50 £37.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -61.33% +127.27% -61.18%

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 278 438 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 11.83% 14.93% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 262 225
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
10th Percentile £165 £193 £136
90th Percentile £595 £544 £608
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 30 41
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £18.21 £18.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +0.91% +22.31%
10th Percentile £10.94 £14.60 £12.60
90th Percentile £33.00 £32.30 £32.50
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.41 £17.00
% change year-on-year +17.75% +2.41% -

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 29 February 2020.

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
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 29 February 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
Bolton - 4 £248 - 2
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 29 February 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 Manchester region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 19 (63.33%) DNS
2 16 (53.33%) DHCP
2 16 (53.33%) DevOps
3 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
4 13 (43.33%) .NET
4 13 (43.33%) Linux
4 13 (43.33%) Firewall
4 13 (43.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
5 11 (36.67%) J2EE
5 11 (36.67%) SSL
5 11 (36.67%) HTTP
5 11 (36.67%) VPN
6 10 (33.33%) Java
6 10 (33.33%) Open Source
7 9 (30.00%) PaaS
7 9 (30.00%) Puppet
7 9 (30.00%) AWS
7 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
7 9 (30.00%) IaaS
7 9 (30.00%) IIS
8 8 (26.67%) Windows
8 8 (26.67%) FTP
8 8 (26.67%) Apache
8 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
8 8 (26.67%) IPsec
8 8 (26.67%) VMware
8 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (26.67%) GCP
8 8 (26.67%) Azure

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 9 (30.00%) IIS
2 8 (26.67%) Apache
2 8 (26.67%) Tomcat
3 7 (23.33%) Jetty
3 7 (23.33%) Mongrel
3 7 (23.33%) nginx
3 7 (23.33%) WebSphere
4 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (6.67%) OpenStack
6 1 (3.33%) JBoss
6 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) assyst
1 1 (3.33%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) AWS
1 9 (30.00%) IaaS
1 9 (30.00%) PaaS
2 8 (26.67%) Azure
2 8 (26.67%) GCP
3 7 (23.33%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (23.33%) Google App Engine
4 3 (10.00%) SaaS
5 1 (3.33%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 19 (63.33%) DNS
2 16 (53.33%) DHCP
3 13 (43.33%) Firewall
4 11 (36.67%) HTTP
4 11 (36.67%) SSL
4 11 (36.67%) VPN
5 8 (26.67%) FTP
5 8 (26.67%) IPsec
6 5 (16.67%) WAN
7 3 (10.00%) BGP
7 3 (10.00%) LAN
7 3 (10.00%) OSPF
7 3 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (6.67%) Ethernet
8 2 (6.67%) NAS
8 2 (6.67%) Network Security
8 2 (6.67%) Wireless
9 1 (3.33%) FCoE
9 1 (3.33%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (3.33%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) DB2
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 9 (30.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (23.33%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.33%) GitLab
3 1 (3.33%) SonarQube
General
1 2 (6.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.33%) Automotive
2 1 (3.33%) Legal
2 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.33%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (23.33%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Site Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Site Reliability Engineer
4 5 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Network Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Security Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Service Manager
7 2 (6.67%) Service Manager
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Desktop Support
8 1 (3.33%) Project Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (43.33%) .NET
2 11 (36.67%) J2EE
3 7 (23.33%) Servlets
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (6.67%) CMDB
3 2 (6.67%) User Experience
3 2 (6.67%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.33%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.33%) PKI
4 1 (3.33%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 13 (43.33%) Linux
2 8 (26.67%) Windows
3 7 (23.33%) Windows Server
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.33%) Solaris
6 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) DevOps
2 13 (43.33%) Configuration Management
2 13 (43.33%) Site Reliability Engineering
3 10 (33.33%) Open Source
4 7 (23.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (23.33%) ITIL
4 7 (23.33%) Test Automation
5 6 (20.00%) Problem Management
6 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (16.67%) Load Balancing
7 4 (13.33%) Change Management
7 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 3 (10.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (10.00%) Mentoring
8 3 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (10.00%) Service Management
8 3 (10.00%) Waterfall
9 2 (6.67%) Application Virtualisation
9 2 (6.67%) Line Management
9 2 (6.67%) Supplier Relationship Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (33.33%) Java
2 7 (23.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (3.33%) Python
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (10.00%) CCIE
4 2 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.67%) CCNA
4 2 (6.67%) CCNP
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (3.33%) CISSP
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
5 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (23.33%) Xen
3 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 3 (10.00%) Docker
4 3 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.33%) BitLocker
5 1 (3.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.33%) ProxySG
5 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Puppet
2 7 (23.33%) Terraform
3 3 (10.00%) Ansible
3 3 (10.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (3.33%) Amdocs OSS
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (3.33%) Grafana
4 1 (3.33%) Icinga
4 1 (3.33%) Observium
4 1 (3.33%) Prometheus
4 1 (3.33%) SCCM
4 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (26.67%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) Cisco
3 7 (23.33%) Google
4 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (10.00%) ServiceNow
5 2 (6.67%) BMC
5 2 (6.67%) EMC
5 2 (6.67%) F5
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 1 (3.33%) BEA
6 1 (3.33%) Blue Coat
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Citrix
6 1 (3.33%) Cramer
6 1 (3.33%) Dell
6 1 (3.33%) Infoblox
6 1 (3.33%) Juniper
6 1 (3.33%) Remedy