Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 150 111 120
Rank change year-on-year -39 +9 -33
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 56 115 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.68% 1.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.28% 11.17% 11.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 76 86
North West median daily rate £375 £438 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +18.64% +5.36%
10th Percentile £193 £288 £256
90th Percentile £450 £575 £513
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 22
North West median hourly rate £51.71 £40.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.28% +136.41% +25.57%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.50 £12.05
90th Percentile £168.75 £45.00 £23.55
England median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -38.89% +107.73% -8.71%

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 769 1030 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.47% 15.02% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 602 630
North West median daily rate £386 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 -23 40 £350 -17.65% 11
Cheshire +9 11 £425 +16.44% 12
Cumbria - 2 - - 1
Merseyside -10 1 - - 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 33 (58.93%) DNS
3 27 (48.21%) Firewall
4 25 (44.64%) LAN
5 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
6 22 (39.29%) VPN
6 22 (39.29%) WAN
7 21 (37.50%) Linux
8 20 (35.71%) VoIP
8 20 (35.71%) DHCP
9 18 (32.14%) ITIL
10 17 (30.36%) Cisco
10 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
11 15 (26.79%) VLAN
12 14 (25.00%) VMware
13 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
13 13 (23.21%) Unix
13 13 (23.21%) Cybersecurity
14 12 (21.43%) Apple
14 12 (21.43%) MPLS
15 11 (19.64%) CISSP
16 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
16 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 10 (17.86%) Patch Management
16 10 (17.86%) Splunk
16 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
16 10 (17.86%) Elastic Stack
16 10 (17.86%) Case Management
16 10 (17.86%) Cyber Attack
16 10 (17.86%) QRadar

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 6 (10.71%) IIS
2 5 (8.93%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.14%) Apache
3 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (3.57%) JBoss
5 2 (3.57%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (3.57%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.57%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.79%) EPiServer
6 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (14.29%) Office 365
2 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.36%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) OneDrive
4 2 (3.57%) Yammer
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (58.93%) DNS
2 27 (48.21%) Firewall
3 25 (44.64%) LAN
4 22 (39.29%) VPN
4 22 (39.29%) WAN
5 20 (35.71%) DHCP
5 20 (35.71%) VoIP
6 15 (26.79%) VLAN
7 12 (21.43%) MPLS
8 9 (16.07%) Network Security
9 6 (10.71%) Junos
10 5 (8.93%) SSL
11 4 (7.14%) FTP
11 4 (7.14%) HTTP
11 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (5.36%) NAS
12 3 (5.36%) PBX
12 3 (5.36%) PPTP
12 3 (5.36%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.57%) Redis
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.79%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Subversion
2 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.57%) JUnit
3 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (7.14%) Back Office
1 4 (7.14%) Finance
2 3 (5.36%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.57%) Law
3 2 (3.57%) Legal
3 2 (3.57%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.79%) Local Government
4 1 (1.79%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (1.79%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (21.43%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Desktop Support
3 6 (10.71%) Security Analyst
4 5 (8.93%) Network Security Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Administrator
5 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Architect
6 3 (5.36%) Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (5.36%) Developer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Support
6 3 (5.36%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Splunk Analyst
7 2 (3.57%) IT Engineer
7 2 (3.57%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) Elastic Stack
2 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
4 3 (5.36%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) CSS
5 2 (3.57%) .NET Framework
5 2 (3.57%) Ajax
5 2 (3.57%) CSS3
5 2 (3.57%) HTML
5 2 (3.57%) HTML5
5 2 (3.57%) J2SE
5 2 (3.57%) Java ME
5 2 (3.57%) JSON
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
5 2 (3.57%) Qt
5 2 (3.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (3.57%) WAP
5 2 (3.57%) XML
6 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
6 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) Cyber Attack
2 5 (8.93%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (8.93%) Replication
3 4 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
4 3 (5.36%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (5.36%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (3.57%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.57%) STB
5 2 (3.57%) User Experience
6 1 (1.79%) Clustering
6 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (67.86%) Windows
2 21 (37.50%) Linux
3 17 (30.36%) Windows Server
4 13 (23.21%) Unix
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (16.07%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (8.93%) Android
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (7.14%) Solaris
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (7.14%) Windows XP
8 3 (5.36%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.57%) AIX
9 2 (3.57%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 2 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.79%) SUSE
10 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 13 (23.21%) Cybersecurity
3 10 (17.86%) Case Management
3 10 (17.86%) Patch Management
3 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 10 (17.86%) Vulnerability Management
4 9 (16.07%) SIEM
5 8 (14.29%) Analytics
5 8 (14.29%) Data Analytics
5 8 (14.29%) Security Monitoring
6 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 6 (10.71%) Network Design
7 6 (10.71%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (10.71%) Security Operations
7 6 (10.71%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 5 (8.93%) Change Management
8 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (8.93%) Migration
9 4 (7.14%) OO
9 4 (7.14%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.93%) Java
2 5 (8.93%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) C++
4 3 (5.36%) C#
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (1.79%) Jython
6 1 (1.79%) Perl
6 1 (1.79%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Security Cleared
2 11 (19.64%) CISSP
3 10 (17.86%) SC Cleared
4 9 (16.07%) SANS
4 9 (16.07%) SSCP
5 8 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (12.50%) CCNA
7 3 (5.36%) CCNP
8 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (3.57%) MCP
8 2 (3.57%) MCSA
8 2 (3.57%) MCSE
8 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.79%) Degree
9 1 (1.79%) ISEB
9 1 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (1.79%) PMO
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 23 (41.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) Hyper-V
2 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.71%) ProxySG
4 4 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (3.57%) UAG
6 1 (1.79%) Firmware
6 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.79%) NFS
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 10 (17.86%) QRadar
2 8 (14.29%) Nessus
2 8 (14.29%) Nexpose
2 8 (14.29%) Nmap
3 3 (5.36%) Puppet
4 2 (3.57%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.57%) Kibana
4 2 (3.57%) logstash
5 1 (1.79%) Ansible
5 1 (1.79%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Nagios
5 1 (1.79%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.79%) SCCM
5 1 (1.79%) SCOM
5 1 (1.79%) TeamSite
5 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.79%) yum
Vendors
1 17 (30.36%) Cisco
2 14 (25.00%) VMware
3 12 (21.43%) Apple
4 10 (17.86%) Splunk
5 9 (16.07%) ServiceNow
6 8 (14.29%) ArcSight
6 8 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 8 (14.29%) Intel
6 8 (14.29%) Juniper
6 8 (14.29%) McAfee
6 8 (14.29%) Qualys
7 7 (12.50%) Snow
8 6 (10.71%) AlienVault
8 6 (10.71%) Blue Coat
8 6 (10.71%) Microsoft
8 6 (10.71%) Palo Alto
9 4 (7.14%) Red Hat
9 4 (7.14%) Remedy
10 3 (5.36%) HP
10 3 (5.36%) SonicWALL