The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 30 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 66 61 59
Rank change year-on-year -5 -2  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 18 12 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.48% 1.38% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.04% 11.54% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £290 £315 £178
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.93% +77.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £292 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £374 £196
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £340
% change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Median hourly rate £38.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% +15.15%  

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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 138 104 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 19.03% 11.97% 11.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 41
Median daily rate £385 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.75% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the North East

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the North East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the North East

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the North East

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the North East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the North East

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 3 months to 30 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
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £290 -27.50% 3
Durham - 2 £450 - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 60 (83.33%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 49 (68.06%) SQL
4 44 (61.11%) Linux
4 44 (61.11%) Security Cleared
5 38 (52.78%) SC Cleared
6 37 (51.39%) HP SiteScope
6 37 (51.39%) Unix
7 35 (48.61%) ITIL
8 33 (45.83%) Perl
9 31 (43.06%) Shell Script
9 31 (43.06%) VB
9 31 (43.06%) DNS
10 29 (40.28%) DHCP
11 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
12 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
13 22 (30.56%) HP
14 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
15 20 (27.78%) SCCM
15 20 (27.78%) Server Monitoring
15 20 (27.78%) Virtual Environments
15 20 (27.78%) Tivoli
15 20 (27.78%) Migration
16 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
16 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
17 15 (20.83%) AIX
17 15 (20.83%) Java
18 13 (18.06%) Solaris
19 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
19 11 (15.28%) Change Management

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 8 (11.11%) Apache
2 6 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.56%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) JBoss
4 3 (4.17%) iPlanet
4 3 (4.17%) Jetty
4 3 (4.17%) Mongrel
4 3 (4.17%) nginx
4 3 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 3 (4.17%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.78%) SAS
5 2 (2.78%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) MS Office
2 2 (2.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.56%) Office 365
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.17%) Google App Engine
2 3 (4.17%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (4.17%) HP Helion
3 2 (2.78%) IaaS
3 2 (2.78%) PaaS
3 2 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (43.06%) DNS
2 29 (40.28%) DHCP
3 8 (11.11%) Firewall
4 5 (6.94%) HTTP
4 5 (6.94%) Internet
5 4 (5.56%) FTP
5 4 (5.56%) IPsec
5 4 (5.56%) LAN
5 4 (5.56%) SSL
6 3 (4.17%) SAN
6 3 (4.17%) WAN
7 2 (2.78%) iSCSI
7 2 (2.78%) LDAP
7 2 (2.78%) Skype
7 2 (2.78%) SMTP
7 2 (2.78%) VLAN
7 2 (2.78%) VoIP
8 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
8 1 (1.39%) Network Security
8 1 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.78%) MySQL
2 2 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (2.78%) SAS Enterprise Miner
3 1 (1.39%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.17%) Travis CI
2 1 (1.39%) IntelliJ
2 1 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 1 (1.39%) Games
1 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
1 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (45.83%) Support Engineer
2 20 (27.78%) Migration Engineer
3 14 (19.44%) Automation Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Product Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Products Support Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) SCCM Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Unix Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.17%) Mainframe Support
8 2 (2.78%) Administrator
8 2 (2.78%) Embedded Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Embedded Linux Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Hardware Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Monitoring Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Test and Integration Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Test Engineer
8 2 (2.78%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.33%) J2EE
2 3 (4.17%) .NET
2 3 (4.17%) Servlets
3 2 (2.78%) CSS
3 2 (2.78%) LAMP
3 2 (2.78%) XML
4 1 (1.39%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) HTML5
4 1 (1.39%) JSON
4 1 (1.39%) Play Framework
4 1 (1.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) IBM Mainframe
1 10 (13.89%) Mainframe
2 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.56%) Clustering
3 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.39%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 60 (83.33%) Windows
2 55 (76.39%) Windows Server
3 44 (61.11%) Linux
4 37 (51.39%) Unix
5 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
6 15 (20.83%) AIX
7 13 (18.06%) Solaris
8 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (13.89%) zOS
9 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (4.17%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.78%) Windows XP
14 1 (1.39%) Android
14 1 (1.39%) Apple iOS
14 1 (1.39%) HPUX
14 1 (1.39%) OS/2
14 1 (1.39%) SUSE
14 1 (1.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (48.61%) ITIL
2 20 (27.78%) Migration
2 20 (27.78%) Server Monitoring
2 20 (27.78%) Virtual Environments
3 11 (15.28%) Change Control
3 11 (15.28%) Change Management
3 11 (15.28%) Incident Management
4 10 (13.89%) Problem Management
4 10 (13.89%) Quality Management
5 6 (8.33%) High Availability
6 4 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (5.56%) Open Source
6 4 (5.56%) Validation
7 3 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (4.17%) DevOps
7 3 (4.17%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.17%) Project Management
8 2 (2.78%) Regression Testing
8 2 (2.78%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (68.06%) SQL
2 33 (45.83%) Perl
3 31 (43.06%) Shell Script
3 31 (43.06%) VB
4 18 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 15 (20.83%) Java
6 3 (4.17%) VBScript
7 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.78%) C-shell
7 2 (2.78%) Korn
8 1 (1.39%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) PHP
8 1 (1.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 44 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 38 (52.78%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.28%) DV Cleared
4 4 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.39%) CCNA
5 1 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.39%) HND
5 1 (1.39%) MCSE
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) QA
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (34.72%) Active Directory
2 8 (11.11%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 3 (4.17%) Xen
6 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
6 2 (2.78%) Samba
7 1 (1.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.39%) Docker
7 1 (1.39%) Firmware
7 1 (1.39%) KVM
7 1 (1.39%) NFS
7 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 37 (51.39%) HP SiteScope
2 20 (27.78%) SCCM
2 20 (27.78%) Tivoli
3 7 (9.72%) Control-M
4 4 (5.56%) Puppet
5 3 (4.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.78%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.78%) MOM
6 2 (2.78%) SCOM
7 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 27 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 22 (30.56%) HP
3 10 (13.89%) VMware
4 9 (12.50%) CA
4 9 (12.50%) IBM
5 8 (11.11%) Cisco
6 7 (9.72%) Oracle
7 4 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.56%) Veritas
8 3 (4.17%) F5
8 3 (4.17%) Google
8 3 (4.17%) Sun
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix
9 2 (2.78%) Lotus
9 2 (2.78%) Symantec
10 1 (1.39%) Capita
10 1 (1.39%) PlateSpin