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 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / North West
Rank 73 112 106
Rank change year-on-year +39 -6  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 58 47 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.23% 1.23% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 15.34% 8.23% 9.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 16 11
Median daily rate £400 £425 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +61.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £332
% change year-on-year +12.67% +7.08%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 4
Median hourly rate £28.09 £15.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +87.26% +13.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £18.25 £17.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 378 571 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.54% 14.94% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 325 218
Median daily rate £388 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +19.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 28 40
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% -11.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.15 £40.00 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

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 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +18 40 £400 -5.88% 15
Cheshire +30 8 £343 -19.41% 9
Merseyside +2 6 £210 - 2
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 58 (53.70%) Firewall
2 57 (52.78%) Windows
2 57 (52.78%) Linux
3 56 (51.85%) LAN
3 56 (51.85%) WAN
4 42 (38.89%) VPN
5 40 (37.04%) VoIP
6 37 (34.26%) Unix
7 35 (32.41%) DNS
8 34 (31.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 34 (31.48%) Patch Management
9 33 (30.56%) Apple
10 32 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
11 31 (28.70%) CISSP
12 30 (27.78%) SANS
13 29 (26.85%) QRadar
13 29 (26.85%) Splunk
13 29 (26.85%) SSCP
14 27 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
15 26 (24.07%) IBM
16 25 (23.15%) Network Monitoring
17 24 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
18 23 (21.30%) Java
19 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
19 21 (19.44%) VLAN
19 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
19 21 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
19 21 (19.44%) DevOps
20 20 (18.52%) LogRhythm
20 20 (18.52%) VMware

TCP/IP
Top Related 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 11 (10.19%) IIS
2 8 (7.41%) OpenStack
2 8 (7.41%) WebSphere
3 7 (6.48%) Apache
4 6 (5.56%) Jetty
4 6 (5.56%) nginx
5 5 (4.63%) Mongrel
5 5 (4.63%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.78%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (2.78%) WebSphere Application Server
8 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
8 2 (1.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.85%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
1 3 (2.78%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (4.63%) Google App Engine
4 5 (4.63%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.70%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) G Suite
6 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 58 (53.70%) Firewall
2 56 (51.85%) LAN
2 56 (51.85%) WAN
3 42 (38.89%) VPN
4 40 (37.04%) VoIP
5 35 (32.41%) DNS
6 21 (19.44%) VLAN
7 20 (18.52%) DHCP
8 16 (14.81%) SSL
9 10 (9.26%) HTTP
10 9 (8.33%) HTTPS
11 7 (6.48%) FTP
12 6 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
12 6 (5.56%) Wireless
13 5 (4.63%) BGP
13 5 (4.63%) EIGRP
13 5 (4.63%) IPsec
14 4 (3.70%) IGRP
14 4 (3.70%) NetScreen
14 4 (3.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.96%) Redis
2 3 (2.78%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (2.78%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.78%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.85%) DB2
3 2 (1.85%) MS Access
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 13 (12.04%) Subversion
2 13 (12.04%) Travis CI
3 11 (10.19%) Git (software)
4 8 (7.41%) GoCD
5 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) Xcode
General
1 6 (5.56%) Finance
2 3 (2.78%) Local Government
2 3 (2.78%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.93%) Banking
4 1 (0.93%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (13.89%) Analyst
2 13 (12.04%) Technical Specialist
3 12 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.26%) Security Specialist
5 8 (7.41%) Network Engineer
6 7 (6.48%) SOC Analyst
7 5 (4.63%) Administrator
7 5 (4.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.63%) Technical Security Specialist
8 4 (3.70%) Active Directory Administrator
8 4 (3.70%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
9 3 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Cybersecurity Specialist
9 3 (2.78%) Delivery Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Developer
9 3 (2.78%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (2.78%) Service Manager
9 3 (2.78%) Services Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (12.04%) Web Services
3 7 (6.48%) RESTful
4 6 (5.56%) .NET
5 5 (4.63%) J2EE
5 5 (4.63%) Middleware
5 5 (4.63%) Servlets
6 3 (2.78%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.85%) IBM Integration Bus
7 2 (1.85%) XML
8 1 (0.93%) CSS
8 1 (0.93%) HTML
8 1 (0.93%) HTML5
8 1 (0.93%) Qt
8 1 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.93%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.93%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (9.26%) Management Information System
3 8 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
4 4 (3.70%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.78%) Device Driver
6 2 (1.85%) Clustering
6 2 (1.85%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.85%) MPEG
6 2 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.93%) HACMP
7 1 (0.93%) Handset
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone
7 1 (0.93%) RIA
7 1 (0.93%) STB
Operating Systems
1 57 (52.78%) Linux
1 57 (52.78%) Windows
2 37 (34.26%) Unix
3 15 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.26%) Windows Server
7 9 (8.33%) CentOS
8 8 (7.41%) Fedora
9 5 (4.63%) Android
10 4 (3.70%) AIX
11 3 (2.78%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.78%) Solaris
12 2 (1.85%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.93%) Debian
13 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.93%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.93%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (31.48%) Patch Management
1 34 (31.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 32 (29.63%) Vulnerability Management
3 25 (23.15%) Network Monitoring
4 21 (19.44%) Cybersecurity
4 21 (19.44%) DevOps
5 19 (17.59%) Case Management
6 17 (15.74%) Security Monitoring
6 17 (15.74%) Security Operations
7 16 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (14.81%) Information Security
7 16 (14.81%) Open Source
7 16 (14.81%) SIEM
8 13 (12.04%) Configuration Management
8 13 (12.04%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (8.33%) Analytics
9 9 (8.33%) Data Analytics
10 8 (7.41%) ITIL
10 8 (7.41%) Migration
10 8 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (21.30%) Java
2 17 (15.74%) Python
3 8 (7.41%) C++
3 8 (7.41%) Ruby
4 6 (5.56%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.78%) C
6 2 (1.85%) C#
6 2 (1.85%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.85%) Jython
6 2 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded C
7 1 (0.93%) Embedded C++
7 1 (0.93%) Objective-C
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (28.70%) CISSP
2 30 (27.78%) SANS
3 29 (26.85%) SSCP
4 21 (19.44%) Security Cleared
5 18 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 10 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (7.41%) CCNA
8 5 (4.63%) CCNP
9 3 (2.78%) ISEB
10 2 (1.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (0.93%) CISM
11 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.93%) MCDST
11 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.56%) XenApp
4 5 (4.63%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.70%) Xen
6 3 (2.78%) Docker
7 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.93%) GPFS
7 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.93%) PowerHA
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.93%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 29 (26.85%) QRadar
2 18 (16.67%) Kibana
3 17 (15.74%) Puppet
4 13 (12.04%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (10.19%) Ansible
6 10 (9.26%) logstash
7 9 (8.33%) Nessus
7 9 (8.33%) Nmap
8 8 (7.41%) Ganglia
8 8 (7.41%) Graphite
8 8 (7.41%) Nagios
8 8 (7.41%) Nexpose
8 8 (7.41%) Riemann
9 4 (3.70%) BladeLogic
9 4 (3.70%) RSA enVision
9 4 (3.70%) SCCM
10 2 (1.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.85%) NetIQ Identity Manager
10 2 (1.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 33 (30.56%) Apple
2 29 (26.85%) Splunk
3 26 (24.07%) IBM
4 21 (19.44%) Microsoft
5 20 (18.52%) LogRhythm
5 20 (18.52%) VMware
6 18 (16.67%) Cisco
7 12 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 10 (9.26%) ArcSight
9 9 (8.33%) Citrix
9 9 (8.33%) Intel
9 9 (8.33%) Intel Security
9 9 (8.33%) NetWitness
9 9 (8.33%) Qualys
10 6 (5.56%) F5
10 6 (5.56%) Google
10 6 (5.56%) HP
10 6 (5.56%) Juniper
10 6 (5.56%) NetApp
10 6 (5.56%) Snow
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Salford, Lancashire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: From £150 to £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Knutsford, Cheshire
IPsoft
Rate: Excellent day rate on offer
Posted: 24 days ago