The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
North West / Merseyside
Rank 33 35 33
Rank change year-on-year +2 -2  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 6 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.88% 1.48% 1.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.67% 12.20% 12.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £210 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £337
% change year-on-year +12.67% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.61%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Merseyside
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 36 41 54
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 11.29% 12.13% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 9
Median daily rate £330 £388 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.83% +19.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £200 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £423
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 4
Median hourly rate £37.50 £15.25 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +145.90% -19.73%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Merseyside.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Merseyside

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Merseyside over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in Merseyside.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Merseyside

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool +5 6 £210 - 1
TCP/IP
North West

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) SCCM
3 2 (28.57%) Android
3 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (28.57%) SIEM
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows
3 2 (28.57%) OO
3 2 (28.57%) C++
3 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
3 2 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) Electronics
4 1 (14.29%) Migration
4 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
4 1 (14.29%) Games
4 1 (14.29%) Xcode
4 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
4 1 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Asset Management

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside 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 2 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 1 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (14.29%) HTTP
4 1 (14.29%) Network Security
4 1 (14.29%) RS-232
4 1 (14.29%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
1 1 (14.29%) Xcode
General
1 1 (14.29%) Electronics
1 1 (14.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) SOC Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) C++ Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Development Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Developer
2 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) CSS
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML5
1 1 (14.29%) Regular Expression
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) BYOD
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Android
1 2 (28.57%) Apple iOS
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Unix
2 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (28.57%) OO
1 2 (28.57%) Security Monitoring
1 2 (28.57%) Security Operations
1 2 (28.57%) SIEM
1 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (14.29%) Android Development
2 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (14.29%) Device Driver Development
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) iOS Development
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Migration
2 1 (14.29%) OOD
2 1 (14.29%) OOP
2 1 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C
2 1 (14.29%) Embedded C++
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 1 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) PHP
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Python
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) AirWatch
2 1 (14.29%) Nessus
2 1 (14.29%) Nmap
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (14.29%) Google
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) LogRhythm
2 1 (14.29%) VMware