Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 78 101
Rank change year-on-year -18 +23 +14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 40 81 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.36% 2.27% 1.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.18% 13.89% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 55 32
Manchester median daily rate £350 £425 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +8.28% +12.14%
10th Percentile £163 £258 £301
90th Percentile £438 £574 £513
North West median daily rate £375 £425 £369
% change year-on-year -11.76% +15.25% +9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Manchester median hourly rate £88.25 £40.00 £11.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +120.63% +255.56% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £29.30 £10.13
90th Percentile £168.75 £44.25 £13.38
North West median hourly rate £51.71 £40.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year +29.28% +136.41% +44.15%

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 393 583 466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 13.39% 16.34% 12.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 335 257
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £115 £206 £206
90th Percentile £538 £546 £513
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 28 34
Manchester median hourly rate £16.50 £15.75 £13.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +15.05% -17.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.05 £10.65
90th Percentile £41.00 £40.00 £31.80
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -8 6 £425 -5.56% 2
Stockport +9 5 - - 2
TCP/IP
North West

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) DNS
3 22 (55.00%) Firewall
4 20 (50.00%) VPN
5 19 (47.50%) LAN
6 17 (42.50%) DHCP
7 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (40.00%) VoIP
7 16 (40.00%) WAN
8 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
9 14 (35.00%) VLAN
9 14 (35.00%) ITIL
10 13 (32.50%) Unix
10 13 (32.50%) Linux
10 13 (32.50%) Cisco
10 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
11 12 (30.00%) Apple
12 11 (27.50%) CISSP
13 10 (25.00%) MPLS
13 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
13 10 (25.00%) Patch Management
13 10 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
13 10 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
13 10 (25.00%) Case Management
13 10 (25.00%) QRadar
13 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 10 (25.00%) Splunk
14 9 (22.50%) SANS
14 9 (22.50%) SIEM
14 9 (22.50%) ServiceNow

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 5 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 4 (10.00%) Apache
2 4 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (10.00%) IIS
3 2 (5.00%) JBoss
3 2 (5.00%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.50%) EPiServer
4 1 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.50%) Office 365
2 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) DNS
2 22 (55.00%) Firewall
3 20 (50.00%) VPN
4 19 (47.50%) LAN
5 17 (42.50%) DHCP
6 16 (40.00%) VoIP
6 16 (40.00%) WAN
7 14 (35.00%) VLAN
8 10 (25.00%) MPLS
9 7 (17.50%) Network Security
10 6 (15.00%) Junos
11 5 (12.50%) SSL
12 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (7.50%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (7.50%) FTP
13 3 (7.50%) NAS
13 3 (7.50%) PBX
13 3 (7.50%) PPTP
14 2 (5.00%) IP Telephony
14 2 (5.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.00%) Redis
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.50%) DB2
2 1 (2.50%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.50%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.50%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Back Office
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
2 2 (5.00%) Law
2 2 (5.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Analyst
2 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.00%) Security Analyst
4 5 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 5 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
5 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) IT Support
6 3 (7.50%) Splunk Analyst
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Exchange Support
7 2 (5.00%) LAN Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Lead Network Engineer
7 2 (5.00%) Senior Security Analyst
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (5.00%) Middleware
3 1 (2.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.50%) CSS
3 1 (2.50%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (2.50%) J2EE
3 1 (2.50%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
2 4 (10.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (7.50%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (7.50%) Replication
3 3 (7.50%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (37.50%) Windows Server
3 13 (32.50%) Linux
3 13 (32.50%) Unix
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 10
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (5.00%) AIX
7 2 (5.00%) Android
7 2 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 2 (5.00%) Solaris
7 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 13 (32.50%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (25.00%) Case Management
3 10 (25.00%) Patch Management
3 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (25.00%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (22.50%) SIEM
5 8 (20.00%) Analytics
5 8 (20.00%) Data Analytics
5 8 (20.00%) Security Monitoring
6 6 (15.00%) Network Design
6 6 (15.00%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (15.00%) Security Operations
6 6 (15.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 5 (12.50%) Change Management
8 3 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (7.50%) ITSM
8 3 (7.50%) Load Balancing
8 3 (7.50%) Migration
8 3 (7.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.50%) SQL
2 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.50%) Java
3 1 (2.50%) Jython
3 1 (2.50%) Perl
3 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (27.50%) CISSP
2 9 (22.50%) SANS
2 9 (22.50%) SSCP
3 8 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (15.00%) SC Cleared
5 5 (12.50%) CCNA
6 2 (5.00%) A+ Certification
6 2 (5.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (5.00%) MCP
6 2 (5.00%) MCSA
6 2 (5.00%) MCSE
6 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.50%) CCNP
7 1 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.50%) Degree
7 1 (2.50%) ISEB
7 1 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.00%) ProxySG
3 5 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (2.50%) Firmware
5 1 (2.50%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.50%) NFS
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) QRadar
2 8 (20.00%) Nessus
2 8 (20.00%) Nexpose
2 8 (20.00%) Nmap
3 2 (5.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (5.00%) Kibana
3 2 (5.00%) logstash
4 1 (2.50%) Ansible
4 1 (2.50%) Nagios
4 1 (2.50%) Puppet
4 1 (2.50%) TeamSite
4 1 (2.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.50%) yum
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
2 12 (30.00%) Apple
3 10 (25.00%) Splunk
4 9 (22.50%) ServiceNow
5 8 (20.00%) ArcSight
5 8 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 8 (20.00%) Intel
5 8 (20.00%) Juniper
5 8 (20.00%) McAfee
5 8 (20.00%) Qualys
5 8 (20.00%) VMware
6 7 (17.50%) Snow
7 6 (15.00%) AlienVault
7 6 (15.00%) Blue Coat
7 6 (15.00%) Palo Alto
8 4 (10.00%) Remedy
9 3 (7.50%) Avaya
9 3 (7.50%) Dell
9 3 (7.50%) HP
9 3 (7.50%) IBM