Period
to 20 February 2019

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 20 February 2019 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
20 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 122 67
Rank change year-on-year +52 -55 +28
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 91 22 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 3.11% 0.80% 3.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 20.22% 6.16% 19.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 15 74
Manchester median daily rate £425 £350 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% -17.65% +13.33%
10th Percentile £268 £325 £315
90th Percentile £613 £645 £595
North West median daily rate £400 £350 £438
% change year-on-year +14.29% -20.00% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Manchester median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +25.00% +190.91%
North West median hourly rate £37.50 £16.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +127.27% -58.75% +135.29%

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 450 357 468
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 15.37% 13.03% 15.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 227 285
Manchester median daily rate £400 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -
10th Percentile £203 £138 £213
90th Percentile £545 £627 £572
North West median daily rate £400 £375 £405
% change year-on-year +6.67% -7.41% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 15
Manchester median hourly rate £19.00 £18.04 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.32% +16.39% +3.33%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.43 £11.63
90th Percentile £31.97 £35.10 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.21 £16.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% -4.29% -1.52%

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019.

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 20 February 2019. 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 - 9 £425 - 1
Cheadle - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 20 February 2019, 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 60 (65.93%) Windows
2 59 (64.84%) Linux
3 47 (51.65%) WAN
3 47 (51.65%) Firewall
4 44 (48.35%) LAN
5 39 (42.86%) VPN
6 35 (38.46%) Open Source
7 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
7 33 (36.26%) DNS
8 32 (35.16%) DevOps
9 30 (32.97%) SC Cleared
9 30 (32.97%) Cisco
10 29 (31.87%) DHCP
10 29 (31.87%) Configuration Management
11 28 (30.77%) Unix
12 27 (29.67%) VoIP
12 27 (29.67%) Network Monitoring
13 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (27.47%) Splunk
13 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Management
13 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 25 (27.47%) Patch Management
13 25 (27.47%) AlienVault
13 25 (27.47%) Case Management
14 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
14 24 (26.37%) Cyberattack
14 24 (26.37%) Elastic Stack
14 24 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
14 24 (26.37%) Apple
14 24 (26.37%) VMware

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 14 (15.38%) Apache
2 12 (13.19%) nginx
3 11 (12.09%) WebSphere
4 10 (10.99%) IIS
4 10 (10.99%) Jetty
4 10 (10.99%) Mongrel
4 10 (10.99%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.30%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.10%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.10%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (26.37%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (19.78%) Google Cloud Platform
4 17 (18.68%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (10.99%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (10.99%) Google App Engine
5 10 (10.99%) Office 365
6 7 (7.69%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.20%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.10%) GitHub
8 1 (1.10%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 47 (51.65%) Firewall
1 47 (51.65%) WAN
2 44 (48.35%) LAN
3 39 (42.86%) VPN
4 33 (36.26%) DNS
5 29 (31.87%) DHCP
6 27 (29.67%) VoIP
7 22 (24.18%) HTTP
8 20 (21.98%) FTP
8 20 (21.98%) IPsec
8 20 (21.98%) SSL
9 15 (16.48%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (10.99%) VLAN
11 8 (8.79%) MPLS
11 8 (8.79%) SAN
12 7 (7.69%) BGP
12 7 (7.69%) OSPF
13 6 (6.59%) Cisco Nexus
13 6 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (5.49%) Cisco Firepower
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
2 2 (2.20%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (2.20%) DB2
2 2 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.20%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.10%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.10%) MySQL
3 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.10%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.10%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (26.37%) Jenkins
2 11 (12.09%) Travis CI
3 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.10%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (1.10%) Subversion
General
1 3 (3.30%) Banking
2 1 (1.10%) Electronics
2 1 (1.10%) Military
2 1 (1.10%) Retail
2 1 (1.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (31.87%) Analyst
2 22 (24.18%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (16.48%) Security Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.79%) SIEM Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Splunk Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) Test Analyst
6 7 (7.69%) AWS DevOps
6 7 (7.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) AWS Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Security Specialist
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (26.37%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (19.78%) .NET
3 12 (13.19%) Servlets
4 10 (10.99%) J2EE
5 6 (6.59%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (2.20%) WSGI
7 1 (1.10%) Middleware
7 1 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Cyberattack
2 13 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 11 (12.09%) Data Centre
4 10 (10.99%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (8.79%) CCTV
6 7 (7.69%) Security Operations Centre
7 6 (6.59%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.20%) EFT
8 2 (2.20%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.10%) CPLD
9 1 (1.10%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.10%) Verilog
9 1 (1.10%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 60 (65.93%) Windows
2 59 (64.84%) Linux
3 28 (30.77%) Unix
4 9 (9.89%) Windows Server
5 3 (3.30%) Android
5 3 (3.30%) Solaris
6 2 (2.20%) HPUX
6 2 (2.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.20%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) AIX
7 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.46%) Open Source
2 32 (35.16%) DevOps
3 29 (31.87%) Configuration Management
4 27 (29.67%) Network Monitoring
5 25 (27.47%) Case Management
5 25 (27.47%) Cybersecurity
5 25 (27.47%) Patch Management
5 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 25 (27.47%) Vulnerability Management
6 22 (24.18%) SIEM
7 21 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
8 20 (21.98%) Test Automation
9 17 (18.68%) Unit Testing
10 15 (16.48%) Information Security
10 15 (16.48%) Root Cause Analysis
10 15 (16.48%) Security Monitoring
11 14 (15.38%) Security Operations
12 13 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (10.99%) Test Scripting
14 8 (8.79%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.88%) Bash Shell
1 19 (20.88%) Java
2 11 (12.09%) Python
3 10 (10.99%) SQL
4 5 (5.49%) PHP
5 3 (3.30%) Perl
6 2 (2.20%) C
6 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.10%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.10%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.10%) Ruby
7 1 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 33 (36.26%) Security Cleared
2 30 (32.97%) SC Cleared
3 14 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (7.69%) CCNA
4 7 (7.69%) CCNP
5 6 (6.59%) CISSP
5 6 (6.59%) Degree
5 6 (6.59%) SSCP
6 5 (5.49%) SANS
7 4 (4.40%) CCDP
7 4 (4.40%) CCIE
7 4 (4.40%) MCP
7 4 (4.40%) MCSE
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
8 3 (3.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (2.20%) CCSA
9 2 (2.20%) CCSE
9 2 (2.20%) HP APS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.40%) SLA
2 2 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.10%) IEC 61508
3 1 (1.10%) MISRA
3 1 (1.10%) MISRA C
3 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 17 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.99%) Xen
3 9 (9.89%) Docker
4 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) NFS
5 2 (2.20%) vSphere
6 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) Puppet
2 18 (19.78%) QRadar
3 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (10.99%) Ansible
5 9 (9.89%) Salt
6 8 (8.79%) Terraform
7 6 (6.59%) Kubernetes
7 6 (6.59%) logstash
8 4 (4.40%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (2.20%) Grafana
9 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (2.20%) Nagios
9 2 (2.20%) Packer
9 2 (2.20%) SCCM
9 2 (2.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (2.20%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (32.97%) Cisco
2 25 (27.47%) AlienVault
2 25 (27.47%) Splunk
3 24 (26.37%) Apple
3 24 (26.37%) VMware
4 21 (23.08%) IBM
5 18 (19.78%) McAfee
6 17 (18.68%) Google
7 16 (17.58%) Microsoft
8 8 (8.79%) HP
9 7 (7.69%) F5
10 5 (5.49%) Dell
10 5 (5.49%) Sun
11 4 (4.40%) BMC
11 4 (4.40%) CheckPoint
11 4 (4.40%) Infoblox
11 4 (4.40%) Meraki
11 4 (4.40%) Nokia
11 4 (4.40%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.30%) Juniper