Period
to 17 October 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 17 October 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 125 147 132
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15 -4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 97 57 99
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.64% 1.02% 1.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.69% 6.97% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 31 60
North West median daily rate £350 £363 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -12.17% +9.63%
10th Percentile £198 £163 £262
90th Percentile £618 £450 £572
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 10
North West median hourly rate £24.25 £51.71 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.10% +29.28% +135.29%
10th Percentile £14.15 £12.50 £13.48
90th Percentile £32.00 £168.75 £43.88
England median hourly rate £20.75 £23.14 £30.75
% change year-on-year -10.33% -24.75% +77.44%

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 830 818 1,068
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.02% 14.59% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 494 490 622
North West median daily rate £393 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.88% -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £180 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 60 57
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.85 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.44% -0.97% -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £53.04 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year +8.11% -17.78% +12.50%

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 17 October 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 17 October 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 17 October 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 -3 58 £350 - 30
Cheshire +6 23 £375 -9.09% 11
Merseyside - 10 £225 - 5
Lancashire -20 3 £581 +55.00% 5
Cumbria -3 2 £375 - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 64 (65.98%) Windows
2 43 (44.33%) LAN
3 42 (43.30%) WAN
4 41 (42.27%) Cisco
5 38 (39.18%) DNS
6 35 (36.08%) Active Directory
6 35 (36.08%) Firewall
7 31 (31.96%) Linux
7 31 (31.96%) Windows Server
8 30 (30.93%) DHCP
9 28 (28.87%) VPN
10 27 (27.84%) VMware
11 24 (24.74%) Office 365
12 23 (23.71%) ITIL
13 21 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
14 20 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (19.59%) SSL
15 19 (19.59%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (18.56%) HTTP
16 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
17 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 16 (16.49%) MPLS
19 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
19 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
20 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
20 14 (14.43%) Test Scripting
20 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
20 14 (14.43%) SAN
20 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
21 13 (13.40%) CCNP

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 8 (8.25%) IIS
2 7 (7.22%) nginx
3 6 (6.19%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.15%) Apache
4 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.09%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere
5 3 (3.09%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.06%) Site Server
6 2 (2.06%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.03%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.03%) Confluence
7 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
Applications
1 15 (15.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.03%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.03%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 24 (24.74%) Office 365
2 21 (21.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (6.19%) AWS CloudFormation
5 5 (5.15%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (5.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (4.12%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (3.09%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (2.06%) IaaS
8 2 (2.06%) PaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.03%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (1.03%) GitHub
9 1 (1.03%) Route 53
9 1 (1.03%) SaaS
9 1 (1.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 43 (44.33%) LAN
2 42 (43.30%) WAN
3 38 (39.18%) DNS
4 35 (36.08%) Firewall
5 30 (30.93%) DHCP
6 28 (28.87%) VPN
7 19 (19.59%) SSL
8 18 (18.56%) HTTP
9 16 (16.49%) MPLS
10 14 (14.43%) SAN
11 11 (11.34%) Internet
11 11 (11.34%) Wireless
12 10 (10.31%) VoIP
13 9 (9.28%) BGP
13 9 (9.28%) OSPF
14 8 (8.25%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (8.25%) Network Security
14 8 (8.25%) VLAN
15 7 (7.22%) Cisco IOS
15 7 (7.22%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.09%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.09%) DB2
3 3 (3.09%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.06%) Amazon Redshift
4 2 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (2.06%) Hadoop
4 2 (2.06%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (1.03%) Big Data
5 1 (1.03%) Geospatial Data
5 1 (1.03%) GIS
5 1 (1.03%) MS Access
5 1 (1.03%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.15%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.06%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.06%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.06%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.06%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.03%) GitLab
4 1 (1.03%) JIRA
4 1 (1.03%) MSI
4 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.03%) RStudio
4 1 (1.03%) Subversion
4 1 (1.03%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.03%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.22%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.09%) Electronics
3 2 (2.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (16.49%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.43%) Analyst
2 14 (14.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (10.31%) Server Engineer
4 8 (8.25%) AWS DevOps
4 8 (8.25%) Test Analyst
5 7 (7.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) AWS DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) AWS Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.12%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.12%) Consultant
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
8 4 (4.12%) IT Support
8 4 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Security Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.09%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.22%) .NET
2 5 (5.15%) LDAP
3 4 (4.12%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.12%) LAPP Stack
3 4 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (3.09%) CSS
4 3 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (3.09%) HTML
4 3 (3.09%) JSON
4 3 (3.09%) Middleware
4 3 (3.09%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (2.06%) IBM Integration Bus
5 2 (2.06%) J2EE
5 2 (2.06%) Servlets
5 2 (2.06%) Web Services
5 2 (2.06%) WSGI
6 1 (1.03%) Node.js
6 1 (1.03%) SAML
6 1 (1.03%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.43%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (9.28%) Public Cloud
3 8 (8.25%) CCTV
4 7 (7.22%) Data Centre
5 6 (6.19%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.12%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.09%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (3.09%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (2.06%) EFT
8 2 (2.06%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.03%) NHS
9 1 (1.03%) PKI
9 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 64 (65.98%) Windows
2 31 (31.96%) Linux
2 31 (31.96%) Windows Server
3 9 (9.28%) Windows 7
4 7 (7.22%) Unix
4 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (5.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (4.12%) AIX
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.09%) Solaris
7 3 (3.09%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.06%) Android
8 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.06%) VMS
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.71%) ITIL
2 17 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (14.43%) Test Scripting
4 13 (13.40%) Configuration Management
5 12 (12.37%) DevOps
6 11 (11.34%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (10.31%) Load Balancing
8 9 (9.28%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (8.25%) Migration
9 8 (8.25%) Service Management
10 7 (7.22%) ITSM
10 7 (7.22%) Test Automation
11 6 (6.19%) Network Design
12 5 (5.15%) Capacity Management
12 5 (5.15%) Open Source
13 4 (4.12%) Capacity Planning
13 4 (4.12%) Defect Management
13 4 (4.12%) Network Architecture
13 4 (4.12%) Procure-to-Pay
13 4 (4.12%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.28%) Java
2 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
3 7 (7.22%) PowerShell
4 6 (6.19%) Python
4 6 (6.19%) SQL
5 4 (4.12%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.12%) Ruby
6 3 (3.09%) PHP
7 2 (2.06%) Jython
7 2 (2.06%) Perl
8 1 (1.03%) C
Qualifications
1 19 (19.59%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.43%) SC Cleared
4 13 (13.40%) CCNP
5 9 (9.28%) CCNA
5 9 (9.28%) Degree
6 7 (7.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (6.19%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 5 (5.15%) MCSA
9 4 (4.12%) CCIE
9 4 (4.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (4.12%) ISEB
9 4 (4.12%) MCSE
10 3 (3.09%) MCDST
10 3 (3.09%) MCITP
11 2 (2.06%) CCDP
11 2 (2.06%) CCSA
11 2 (2.06%) CCSE
11 2 (2.06%) HP APS
11 2 (2.06%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (36.08%) Active Directory
2 14 (14.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (3.09%) XenApp
5 2 (2.06%) Docker
5 2 (2.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.03%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.03%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) Puppet
2 10 (10.31%) Ansible
2 10 (10.31%) Terraform
3 5 (5.15%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.15%) Salt
3 5 (5.15%) SCCM
4 4 (4.12%) Kubernetes
4 4 (4.12%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (4.12%) Packer
5 3 (3.09%) SCOM
6 2 (2.06%) Consul
6 2 (2.06%) DameWare
6 2 (2.06%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (2.06%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.06%) Kibana
6 2 (2.06%) logstash
6 2 (2.06%) Stealthwatch
6 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.03%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.03%) TADDM
Vendors
1 41 (42.27%) Cisco
2 27 (27.84%) VMware
3 18 (18.56%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.31%) CheckPoint
4 10 (10.31%) Citrix
5 8 (8.25%) F5
6 5 (5.15%) Google
6 5 (5.15%) HP
6 5 (5.15%) Meraki
6 5 (5.15%) Oracle
6 5 (5.15%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.12%) BMC
7 4 (4.12%) IronPort
7 4 (4.12%) Juniper
7 4 (4.12%) McAfee
7 4 (4.12%) Nokia
8 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
8 3 (3.09%) IBM
8 3 (3.09%) Infoblox
8 3 (3.09%) ServiceNow