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 27 June 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 West
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 112 110
Rank change year-on-year +8 -2  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 35 47 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.19% 1.24% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.61% 8.06% 9.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 20 19
Median daily rate £350 £360 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £268 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £428 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 6
Median hourly rate £59.11 £14.00 £16.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +322.17% -13.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.91 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £35.70 £24.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -29.16% +100.00%  

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 460 583 469
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.62% 15.36% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 327 237
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 26 43
Median hourly rate £21.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +9 19 £325 -13.33% 18
Cheshire +21 9 £360 +10.76% 9
Lancashire +4 6 £338 - 5
Cumbria - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 45 (48.39%) LAN
2 42 (45.16%) WAN
2 42 (45.16%) Windows
3 40 (43.01%) Linux
4 38 (40.86%) DNS
5 33 (35.48%) Firewall
6 31 (33.33%) VPN
7 25 (26.88%) VoIP
8 22 (23.66%) Cisco
9 21 (22.58%) IBM
10 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
10 20 (21.51%) Unix
10 20 (21.51%) VMware
11 19 (20.43%) DHCP
11 19 (20.43%) CISSP
11 19 (20.43%) Security Cleared
12 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
12 17 (18.28%) Splunk
12 17 (18.28%) LogRhythm
12 17 (18.28%) DevOps
12 17 (18.28%) Patch Management
12 17 (18.28%) QRadar
12 17 (18.28%) SSL
12 17 (18.28%) Apple
12 17 (18.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
13 16 (17.20%) ITIL
13 16 (17.20%) Java
13 16 (17.20%) Elastic Stack
13 16 (17.20%) SIEM
13 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management

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 13 (13.98%) IIS
2 6 (6.45%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.38%) Apache
3 5 (5.38%) OpenStack
3 5 (5.38%) Tomcat
3 5 (5.38%) WebSphere
4 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.30%) Jetty
4 4 (4.30%) Mongrel
4 4 (4.30%) nginx
4 4 (4.30%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.08%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.08%) JBoss
6 1 (1.08%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (8.60%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.98%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.45%) Office 365
4 5 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
5 4 (4.30%) Google App Engine
5 4 (4.30%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.23%) OneDrive
6 3 (3.23%) Yammer
7 1 (1.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 45 (48.39%) LAN
2 42 (45.16%) WAN
3 38 (40.86%) DNS
4 33 (35.48%) Firewall
5 31 (33.33%) VPN
6 25 (26.88%) VoIP
7 19 (20.43%) DHCP
8 17 (18.28%) SSL
9 15 (16.13%) VLAN
10 8 (8.60%) MPLS
11 7 (7.53%) BGP
11 7 (7.53%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (7.53%) EIGRP
11 7 (7.53%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (7.53%) Network Security
11 7 (7.53%) Wireless
12 6 (6.45%) FTP
12 6 (6.45%) HTTPS
12 6 (6.45%) SSH
12 6 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.90%) Redis
3 8 (8.60%) Relational Database
4 6 (6.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database
5 5 (5.38%) Oracle Database 12c
5 5 (5.38%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (5.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (3.23%) MongoDB
7 3 (3.23%) MS Access
7 3 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (3.23%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (3.23%) SQLPlus
8 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (1.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 12 (12.90%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.68%) Travis CI
3 8 (8.60%) Git (software)
3 8 (8.60%) Subversion
4 5 (5.38%) GoCD
5 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.08%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.08%) Xcode
General
1 6 (6.45%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.30%) Local Government
4 3 (3.23%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Banking
5 1 (1.08%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (12.90%) Analyst
2 9 (9.68%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (9.68%) Security Specialist
3 7 (7.53%) IT Support
3 7 (7.53%) Network Engineer
3 7 (7.53%) Technical Specialist
4 6 (6.45%) Architect
4 6 (6.45%) Developer
4 6 (6.45%) Security Analyst
4 6 (6.45%) SOC Analyst
5 5 (5.38%) DBA
5 5 (5.38%) Desktop Support
5 5 (5.38%) IT Support Technician
5 5 (5.38%) IT Technician
5 5 (5.38%) Network Specialist
5 5 (5.38%) Support Technician
5 5 (5.38%) Technical Security Specialist
5 5 (5.38%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (4.30%) LAN Engineer
7 3 (3.23%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (17.20%) Elastic Stack
2 9 (9.68%) .NET
2 9 (9.68%) Web Services
3 5 (5.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 5 (5.38%) RESTful
3 5 (5.38%) XML
4 4 (4.30%) CSS
4 4 (4.30%) HTML
4 4 (4.30%) HTML5
4 4 (4.30%) J2EE
4 4 (4.30%) Middleware
4 4 (4.30%) Servlets
5 3 (3.23%) .NET Framework
5 3 (3.23%) Ajax
5 3 (3.23%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.23%) CSS3
5 3 (3.23%) JSON
5 3 (3.23%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (3.23%) WAP
6 2 (2.15%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.68%) Management Information System
2 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
3 6 (6.45%) Cyber Attack
3 6 (6.45%) Security Operations Centre
3 6 (6.45%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.23%) Clustering
5 3 (3.23%) Device Driver
5 3 (3.23%) Replication
6 2 (2.15%) iPhone
6 2 (2.15%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (2.15%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.15%) MPEG
6 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.08%) BYOD
7 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.08%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.08%) iPad
7 1 (1.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 42 (45.16%) Windows
2 40 (43.01%) Linux
3 20 (21.51%) Unix
4 13 (13.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (11.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (8.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (6.45%) Android
9 5 (5.38%) CentOS
9 5 (5.38%) Fedora
9 5 (5.38%) Windows 7
10 4 (4.30%) AIX
10 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
10 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
11 3 (3.23%) Solaris
12 2 (2.15%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (2.15%) HPUX
12 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
12 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.28%) DevOps
1 17 (18.28%) Patch Management
1 17 (18.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 16 (17.20%) Cybersecurity
2 16 (17.20%) ITIL
2 16 (17.20%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (17.20%) SIEM
2 16 (17.20%) Vulnerability Management
3 13 (13.98%) Open Source
4 12 (12.90%) Security Operations
5 11 (11.83%) Information Security
5 11 (11.83%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
7 9 (9.68%) Case Management
7 9 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.68%) Migration
8 7 (7.53%) High Availability
8 7 (7.53%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (7.53%) Security Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.20%) Java
2 11 (11.83%) Python
3 8 (8.60%) PowerShell
4 7 (7.53%) C++
4 7 (7.53%) SQL
5 6 (6.45%) C#
6 5 (5.38%) PL/SQL
6 5 (5.38%) Ruby
6 5 (5.38%) Shell Script
7 4 (4.30%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.15%) C
9 1 (1.08%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 19 (20.43%) CISSP
1 19 (20.43%) Security Cleared
2 17 (18.28%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.13%) SANS
3 15 (16.13%) SSCP
4 12 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (10.75%) CCNA
6 7 (7.53%) CCNP
7 5 (5.38%) ISEB
8 4 (4.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.08%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.08%) CISM
9 1 (1.08%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.08%) Degree
9 1 (1.08%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.08%) MCDST
9 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) COBIT
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.08%) PMO
System Software
1 15 (16.13%) Active Directory
2 11 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (7.53%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (4.30%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.30%) Xen
5 3 (3.23%) Docker
5 3 (3.23%) UAG
6 2 (2.15%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.15%) vSphere
6 2 (2.15%) XenApp
7 1 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.08%) Firmware
7 1 (1.08%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (18.28%) QRadar
2 14 (15.05%) Kibana
3 13 (13.98%) Puppet
4 9 (9.68%) Ansible
4 9 (9.68%) logstash
5 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (6.45%) Nagios
6 6 (6.45%) SCCM
7 5 (5.38%) Data Guard
7 5 (5.38%) Ganglia
7 5 (5.38%) Graphite
7 5 (5.38%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 5 (5.38%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (5.38%) Riemann
8 4 (4.30%) BladeLogic
8 4 (4.30%) TrustSec
9 3 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
9 3 (3.23%) RSA enVision
9 3 (3.23%) SCOM
10 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 22 (23.66%) Cisco
2 21 (22.58%) IBM
3 20 (21.51%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.51%) VMware
4 17 (18.28%) Apple
4 17 (18.28%) LogRhythm
4 17 (18.28%) Splunk
5 14 (15.05%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.60%) Juniper
7 7 (7.53%) HP
8 6 (6.45%) F5
9 5 (5.38%) Google
9 5 (5.38%) Oracle
10 4 (4.30%) AppDynamics
10 4 (4.30%) Dell
11 3 (3.23%) Avaya
11 3 (3.23%) CheckPoint
11 3 (3.23%) Citrix
11 3 (3.23%) Synology
11 3 (3.23%) Veeam
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