Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the Midlands 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 19 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)
England > Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 117 167 139
Rank change year-on-year +50 -28 -30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 130 100 96
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 1.61% 1.03% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.53% 7.89% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 59 42
Midlands median daily rate £320 £375 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.67% +30.43% -4.17%
10th Percentile £171 £165 £146
90th Percentile £535 £538 £473
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 14
Midlands median hourly rate £30.34 £36.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.74% +94.59% -2.54%
10th Percentile £10.33 £15.25 £11.68
90th Percentile £43.50 £38.75 £34.25
England median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -38.89% +107.73% -7.98%

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 the Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1234 1267 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 15.27% 13.00% 11.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 746 708 508
Midlands median daily rate £350 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £161 £184 £204
90th Percentile £500 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 70 99
Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £18.69 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.73% +6.79% -7.89%
10th Percentile £10.35 £9.94 £10.68
90th Percentile £43.38 £39.55 £39.50
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the Midlands

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the Midlands

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 Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
East Midlands +56 72 £288 -11.54% 13
West Midlands +8 56 £450 +20.00% 14
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 68 (52.31%) Windows
2 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
3 48 (36.92%) DNS
4 47 (36.15%) Linux
5 37 (28.46%) Active Directory
5 37 (28.46%) Windows Server
6 35 (26.92%) Unix
7 29 (22.31%) HTTP
8 28 (21.54%) SSL
8 28 (21.54%) Data Centre
9 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
9 27 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 26 (20.00%) ITIL
10 26 (20.00%) Oracle
10 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 25 (19.23%) Firewall
12 24 (18.46%) Migration
12 24 (18.46%) Python
12 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
13 23 (17.69%) Git (software)
13 23 (17.69%) Cisco
13 23 (17.69%) IPsec
14 22 (16.92%) HP
14 22 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (16.92%) Configuration Management
14 22 (16.92%) LDAP
14 22 (16.92%) SQL
14 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
14 22 (16.92%) Open Source
15 21 (16.15%) SQL Server

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 19 (14.62%) Apache
2 18 (13.85%) JBoss
2 18 (13.85%) WebLogic
3 15 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 12 (9.23%) iPlanet
4 12 (9.23%) Oracle Application Server
5 10 (7.69%) MS Exchange
6 9 (6.92%) SharePoint
7 8 (6.15%) IIS
7 8 (6.15%) nginx
8 6 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.85%) IBM Notes
9 5 (3.85%) MQSeries
10 4 (3.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (3.08%) OpenStack
11 3 (2.31%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (2.31%) Umbraco
11 3 (2.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (6.15%) Microsoft Project
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (5.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 7 (5.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.85%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.62%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (6.92%) Office 365
3 8 (6.15%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (4.62%) SaaS
6 5 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (3.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 5 (3.85%) Amazon S3
6 5 (3.85%) Amazon SQS
6 5 (3.85%) AWS CloudFormation
6 5 (3.85%) IaaS
6 5 (3.85%) PaaS
6 5 (3.85%) Route 53
6 5 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 4 (3.08%) GitHub
8 3 (2.31%) Akamai
8 3 (2.31%) Google Analytics
9 2 (1.54%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 48 (36.92%) DNS
2 29 (22.31%) HTTP
3 28 (21.54%) SSL
4 25 (19.23%) Firewall
5 23 (17.69%) IPsec
6 22 (16.92%) LDAP
7 20 (15.38%) Kerberos
8 19 (14.62%) Internet
8 19 (14.62%) WAN
9 18 (13.85%) SAN
10 16 (12.31%) LAN
11 14 (10.77%) Wireless
12 12 (9.23%) DHCP
13 9 (6.92%) VLAN
13 9 (6.92%) VPN
14 7 (5.38%) NAS
15 5 (3.85%) FCoE
15 5 (3.85%) iSCSI
15 5 (3.85%) Network Security
15 5 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (16.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (12.31%) MongoDB
3 15 (11.54%) MySQL
4 12 (9.23%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (6.92%) NoSQL
6 8 (6.15%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 8 (6.15%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (5.38%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (4.62%) Relational Database
9 4 (3.08%) RDBMS
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.31%) GIS
10 3 (2.31%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.77%) MS Access
11 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Git (software)
2 18 (13.85%) Jenkins
3 15 (11.54%) Subversion
4 6 (4.62%) IntelliJ
4 6 (4.62%) Selenium
5 5 (3.85%) Visual Studio
6 4 (3.08%) Eclipse
6 4 (3.08%) JUnit
7 3 (2.31%) Ant
7 3 (2.31%) Cucumber
7 3 (2.31%) Gatling
7 3 (2.31%) Grunt
7 3 (2.31%) gulp
7 3 (2.31%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.31%) ReSharper
7 3 (2.31%) Sublime Text
8 2 (1.54%) Maven
9 1 (0.77%) PeopleTools
9 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (6.92%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Automotive
3 3 (2.31%) Legal
3 3 (2.31%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.31%) Retail
3 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.54%) Banking
4 2 (1.54%) Electronics
5 1 (0.77%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.77%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (13.08%) Developer
2 12 (9.23%) Active Directory Specialist
2 12 (9.23%) WebOps Engineer
3 11 (8.46%) Consultant
3 11 (8.46%) Unix Engineer
4 10 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 8 (6.15%) Software Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (5.38%) Architect
7 6 (4.62%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 6 (4.62%) Analyst
7 6 (4.62%) Scala Developer
7 6 (4.62%) Solaris Engineer
7 6 (4.62%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (3.85%) Active Directory Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (3.85%) IT Support
8 5 (3.85%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.85%) Web Services
2 14 (10.77%) J2EE
3 11 (8.46%) REST
4 9 (6.92%) .NET
4 9 (6.92%) SOAP
5 8 (6.15%) .NET Framework
5 8 (6.15%) Elastic Stack
6 7 (5.38%) CSS
6 7 (5.38%) HTML
6 7 (5.38%) HTML5
6 7 (5.38%) Middleware
6 7 (5.38%) XML
7 6 (4.62%) jQuery
7 6 (4.62%) JSON
7 6 (4.62%) Sensu
7 6 (4.62%) Spring
8 4 (3.08%) Hibernate
8 4 (3.08%) LEMP Stack
8 4 (3.08%) LINQ
8 4 (3.08%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.54%) Data Centre
2 20 (15.38%) PKI
3 10 (7.69%) Clustering
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.62%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.62%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.85%) Driving Licence
5 5 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (3.85%) NHS
6 4 (3.08%) EPoS
6 4 (3.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.08%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.31%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.31%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.54%) Cyber Attack
8 2 (1.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.54%) Infotainment
8 2 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 68 (52.31%) Windows
2 47 (36.15%) Linux
3 37 (28.46%) Windows Server
4 35 (26.92%) Unix
5 27 (20.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 22 (16.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (13.08%) AIX
7 17 (13.08%) Solaris
8 16 (12.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (10.77%) HPUX
10 11 (8.46%) SUSE
11 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
12 6 (4.62%) Windows XP
13 3 (2.31%) Ubuntu
13 3 (2.31%) VxWorks
13 3 (2.31%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.54%) Android
14 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.54%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.77%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 26 (20.00%) ITIL
2 24 (18.46%) Migration
3 22 (16.92%) Configuration Management
3 22 (16.92%) Load Balancing
3 22 (16.92%) Open Source
4 20 (15.38%) DevOps
4 20 (15.38%) Server Virtualisation
5 19 (14.62%) Incident Management
6 18 (13.85%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (13.08%) High Availability
8 13 (10.00%) Web Operations
9 10 (7.69%) Test Automation
10 8 (6.15%) Disaster Recovery
10 8 (6.15%) Software Engineering
11 7 (5.38%) Process Architecture
11 7 (5.38%) Unit Testing
12 6 (4.62%) Microservices
12 6 (4.62%) Project Management
12 6 (4.62%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (18.46%) PowerShell
1 24 (18.46%) Python
2 22 (16.92%) SQL
3 20 (15.38%) Java
4 17 (13.08%) Ruby
5 15 (11.54%) C
6 14 (10.77%) Perl
6 14 (10.77%) PHP
7 13 (10.00%) C#
8 11 (8.46%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.62%) Scala
10 5 (3.85%) C-shell
10 5 (3.85%) Embedded C
10 5 (3.85%) Groovy
10 5 (3.85%) Korn
10 5 (3.85%) Shell Script
11 4 (3.08%) Go
11 4 (3.08%) VBScript
12 3 (2.31%) C++
12 3 (2.31%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 27 (20.77%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.54%) SC Cleared
3 12 (9.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.92%) MCSE
5 8 (6.15%) CCNP
6 5 (3.85%) CCNA
7 3 (2.31%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.31%) CCIE
7 3 (2.31%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (2.31%) Degree
7 3 (2.31%) MCSA
8 2 (1.54%) MCP
9 1 (0.77%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.77%) CNE
9 1 (0.77%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.77%) ECDL
9 1 (0.77%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.92%) SLA
2 2 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 37 (28.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (9.23%) Hyper-V
2 12 (9.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.92%) Docker
4 6 (4.62%) KVM
5 5 (3.85%) Samba
5 5 (3.85%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 4 (3.08%) XenApp
7 3 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.31%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 20 (15.38%) Puppet
2 18 (13.85%) Ansible
3 17 (13.08%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (8.46%) Salt
5 10 (7.69%) SCCM
6 9 (6.92%) Kibana
7 7 (5.38%) Terraform
8 6 (4.62%) collectd
8 6 (4.62%) logstash
8 6 (4.62%) StatsD
9 4 (3.08%) SCOM
10 3 (2.31%) Grafana
10 3 (2.31%) Kubernetes
10 3 (2.31%) Mesos
10 3 (2.31%) Nagios
10 3 (2.31%) OpenView
11 1 (0.77%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.77%) OVSD
Vendors
1 59 (45.38%) Microsoft
2 26 (20.00%) Oracle
3 23 (17.69%) Cisco
4 22 (16.92%) HP
5 20 (15.38%) VMware
6 15 (11.54%) F5
7 13 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.23%) Sun
9 11 (8.46%) Dell
10 10 (7.69%) Rackspace
11 7 (5.38%) Citrix
12 6 (4.62%) Palo Alto
12 6 (4.62%) webMethods
13 5 (3.85%) CheckPoint
13 5 (3.85%) Lotus
13 5 (3.85%) PlateSpin
13 5 (3.85%) SaltStack
13 5 (3.85%) Veritas
14 4 (3.08%) Google
14 4 (3.08%) SolarWinds