Period
to 23 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 23 February 2018 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 West
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 98 126
Rank change year-on-year -61 +28 -23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 45 125 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.84% 2.11% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.34% 14.50% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 94 50
North West median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% -1.64%
10th Percentile £278 £291 £279
90th Percentile £600 £588 £513
England median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 20
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £42.50 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -61.18% +151.18% +23.05%
10th Percentile £12.45 £15.50 £12.83
90th Percentile £40.33 £51.71 £40.00
England median hourly rate £19.00 £33.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -43.28% +86.11% -7.69%

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 North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 710 862 1,155
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.20% 14.52% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 531 669
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £157 £213 £224
90th Percentile £600 £588 £564
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 56 90
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.25 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.45% -2.93% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.06 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.33 £50.61 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the North West

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

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

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the North West over the 6 months to 23 February 2018.

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

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 23 February 2018. 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
Manchester -51 22 £350 -17.65% 27
Cheshire -2 15 £350 -12.50% 10
Merseyside +4 7 £263 -34.38% 4
Lancashire +4 1 - - 4
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 23 February 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) DNS
2 16 (35.56%) Firewall
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.89%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 13 (28.89%) Linux
4 12 (26.67%) Cisco
4 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
5 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
6 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (22.22%) WAN
6 10 (22.22%) HTTP
6 10 (22.22%) LAN
6 10 (22.22%) ITIL
7 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
7 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
8 8 (17.78%) VoIP
8 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (17.78%) Migration
8 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
8 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (15.56%) Subversion
9 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (15.56%) VPN
9 7 (15.56%) MPLS
9 7 (15.56%) HP
9 7 (15.56%) Apache
9 7 (15.56%) IIS

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (15.56%) Apache
1 7 (15.56%) IIS
2 2 (4.44%) JBoss
2 2 (4.44%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
2 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
3 1 (2.22%) Confluence
3 1 (2.22%) EPiServer
3 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.22%) Skype for Business
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 9 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Office 365
2 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (35.56%) DNS
1 16 (35.56%) Firewall
2 10 (22.22%) HTTP
2 10 (22.22%) LAN
2 10 (22.22%) WAN
3 8 (17.78%) VoIP
4 7 (15.56%) MPLS
4 7 (15.56%) VPN
5 6 (13.33%) DHCP
5 6 (13.33%) SAN
5 6 (13.33%) VLAN
6 4 (8.89%) Network Security
6 4 (8.89%) SSL
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (6.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (6.67%) FTP
7 3 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 3 (6.67%) Wireshark
8 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.44%) MS Access
3 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.22%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) Subversion
2 5 (11.11%) Git (software)
3 3 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 3 (6.67%) MSI
3 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
3 3 (6.67%) WinDbg
4 2 (4.44%) JUnit
5 1 (2.22%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.22%) FishEye
5 1 (2.22%) JIRA
5 1 (2.22%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (8.89%) Back Office
1 4 (8.89%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Law
Job Titles
1 8 (17.78%) Network Engineer
1 8 (17.78%) Server Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Architect
3 4 (8.89%) IT Engineer
4 3 (6.67%) Analyst
4 3 (6.67%) Consultant
4 3 (6.67%) Developer
4 3 (6.67%) IT Support
4 3 (6.67%) Java Developer
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
5 2 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Data Architect
5 2 (4.44%) IT Technician
5 2 (4.44%) Java Programmer
5 2 (4.44%) Migration Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Programmer
5 2 (4.44%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.44%) Support Engineer
5 2 (4.44%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) .NET
1 5 (11.11%) Middleware
2 4 (8.89%) LDAP
2 4 (8.89%) XML
3 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
3 3 (6.67%) J2SE
3 3 (6.67%) Java ME
3 3 (6.67%) REST
3 3 (6.67%) Web Services
4 2 (4.44%) J2EE
5 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.22%) CSS
5 1 (2.22%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (2.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (11.11%) Replication
2 4 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Public Cloud
3 2 (4.44%) STB
3 2 (4.44%) User Experience
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 27 (60.00%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server
3 13 (28.89%) Linux
4 10 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
7 5 (11.11%) Unix
8 4 (8.89%) Windows 7
8 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
9 3 (6.67%) Android
9 3 (6.67%) Apple iOS
9 3 (6.67%) Solaris
9 3 (6.67%) Windows Vista
10 2 (4.44%) AIX
10 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.44%) Ubuntu
11 1 (2.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) ITIL
2 8 (17.78%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (17.78%) Migration
3 6 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 5 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (11.11%) Kanban
4 5 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 5 (11.11%) Scrum
5 4 (8.89%) Capacity Management
5 4 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.89%) Procure-to-Pay
5 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
5 4 (8.89%) TDD
5 4 (8.89%) Test Automation
5 4 (8.89%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 3 (6.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (6.67%) ETL
6 3 (6.67%) Open Source
6 3 (6.67%) SOA
6 3 (6.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) PowerShell
2 6 (13.33%) Java
3 5 (11.11%) SQL
4 4 (8.89%) C#
5 3 (6.67%) C
5 3 (6.67%) C++
5 3 (6.67%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) VBScript
7 1 (2.22%) Jython
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 6 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.89%) CCNP
3 4 (8.89%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCP
5 1 (2.22%) MCSE
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) QA
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (26.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (8.89%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.44%) ProxySG
8 1 (2.22%) Docker
8 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
8 1 (2.22%) vSphere
8 1 (2.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (6.67%) HP ALM
2 2 (4.44%) BladeLogic
2 2 (4.44%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.22%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.22%) EdgeSight
3 1 (2.22%) FlexNet
3 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.22%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.22%) Puppet
3 1 (2.22%) SCCM
3 1 (2.22%) TeamSite
3 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
1 13 (28.89%) VMware
2 12 (26.67%) Cisco
3 7 (15.56%) HP
4 4 (8.89%) CheckPoint
4 4 (8.89%) Juniper
4 4 (8.89%) Oracle
5 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
5 3 (6.67%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.44%) AppDynamics
6 2 (4.44%) Blue Prism
6 2 (4.44%) F5
6 2 (4.44%) Riverbed
7 1 (2.22%) Atlassian
7 1 (2.22%) BEA
7 1 (2.22%) CA
7 1 (2.22%) IBM
7 1 (2.22%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.22%) WSO2