Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 131 112 135
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23 +2
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 77 91 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.31% 1.66% 1.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.20% 11.18% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 62 36
North West median daily rate £400 £378 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.96% +2.03% +23.33%
10th Percentile £225 £167 £231
90th Percentile £638 £586 £509
England median daily rate £438 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +2.94% +8.28% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 10
North West median hourly rate £28.00 £28.09 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.32% +93.72% -6.45%
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.63 £12.90
90th Percentile £39.20 £67.63 £17.78
England median hourly rate £17.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -36.36% +44.74% +5.56%

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 755 814 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.89% 14.84% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 474 637
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £207 £227 £263
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 77 54
North West median hourly rate £16.96 £15.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.40% -4.62% -12.16%
10th Percentile £12.32 £10.50 £10.65
90th Percentile £39.13 £54.03 £42.78
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 21 June 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 21 June 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 21 June 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 -43 33 £400 - 32
Cheshire -3 22 £350 -2.78% 7
Merseyside +19 9 £225 +7.14% 10
Lancashire -11 9 £625 +85.19% 4
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 33 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 31 (40.26%) VMware
4 28 (36.36%) Firewall
4 28 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (35.06%) Active Directory
6 26 (33.77%) SAN
6 26 (33.77%) Linux
7 24 (31.17%) ITIL
7 24 (31.17%) WAN
7 24 (31.17%) Cisco
8 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (28.57%) DNS
10 21 (27.27%) LAN
11 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
12 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
13 17 (22.08%) Migration
14 16 (20.78%) SCCM
14 16 (20.78%) IIS
14 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
15 15 (19.48%) VPN
16 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
16 14 (18.18%) Citrix
16 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
17 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
17 13 (16.88%) DHCP
18 12 (15.58%) HP
18 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
18 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
18 12 (15.58%) DevOps

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 16 (20.78%) IIS
2 5 (6.49%) Apache
3 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.90%) nginx
5 2 (2.60%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.60%) Site Server
5 2 (2.60%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.60%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.30%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.30%) Confluence
6 1 (1.30%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.99%) Amazon AWS
1 10 (12.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (11.69%) Office 365
3 3 (3.90%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.90%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (3.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (3.90%) PaaS
3 3 (3.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (36.36%) Firewall
2 26 (33.77%) SAN
3 24 (31.17%) WAN
4 22 (28.57%) DNS
5 21 (27.27%) LAN
6 15 (19.48%) VPN
7 13 (16.88%) DHCP
8 11 (14.29%) Ethernet
8 11 (14.29%) NAS
9 10 (12.99%) HTTP
9 10 (12.99%) IPsec
10 9 (11.69%) DMZ
10 9 (11.69%) MPLS
10 9 (11.69%) VoIP
11 7 (9.09%) Internet
11 7 (9.09%) SSL
12 6 (7.79%) BGP
12 6 (7.79%) IP Telephony
12 6 (7.79%) Network Security
12 6 (7.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.90%) MySQL
2 3 (3.90%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.60%) DB2
3 2 (2.60%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.30%) Big Data
4 1 (1.30%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.30%) GIS
4 1 (1.30%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.30%) MS Access
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (9.09%) Git (software)
1 7 (9.09%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.90%) Subversion
3 2 (2.60%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.60%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.60%) Vagrant
3 2 (2.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.30%) Eclipse
4 1 (1.30%) FishEye
4 1 (1.30%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) MSI
4 1 (1.30%) RStudio
4 1 (1.30%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.30%) Travis CI
General
1 7 (9.09%) Finance
2 6 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.90%) Electronics
4 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 13 (16.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) Network Engineer
2 10 (12.99%) Server Engineer
3 8 (10.39%) Infrastructure Support
4 7 (9.09%) Analyst
4 7 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 6 (7.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Consultant
7 4 (5.19%) Developer
7 4 (5.19%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (5.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Administrator
8 3 (3.90%) IT Support
8 3 (3.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.90%) Service Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) LDAP
2 4 (5.19%) Middleware
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 3 (3.90%) JSON
3 3 (3.90%) Web Services
4 2 (2.60%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.60%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.60%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (2.60%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.30%) .NET
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) Java EE
5 1 (1.30%) Node.js
5 1 (1.30%) REST
5 1 (1.30%) SAML
5 1 (1.30%) Swing
5 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (11.69%) Data Centre
3 8 (10.39%) Public Cloud
4 6 (7.79%) Clustering
5 5 (6.49%) PKI
6 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 4 (5.19%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.90%) Raspberry Pi
7 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.60%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.60%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.60%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.60%) Replication
8 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.60%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.30%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (59.74%) Windows
2 33 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 26 (33.77%) Linux
4 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.09%) Unix
8 4 (5.19%) AIX
8 4 (5.19%) Solaris
9 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.90%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.60%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 24 (31.17%) ITIL
3 19 (24.68%) Configuration Management
4 17 (22.08%) Migration
5 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.58%) DevOps
7 10 (12.99%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (12.99%) Deployment Automation
7 10 (12.99%) Load Balancing
7 10 (12.99%) Time Management
8 9 (11.69%) Asset Management
8 9 (11.69%) Decision-Making
8 9 (11.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (11.69%) Open Source
8 9 (11.69%) Problem Management
8 9 (11.69%) Software Deployment
9 8 (10.39%) Project Management
9 8 (10.39%) Scrum
9 8 (10.39%) Software Distribution
10 7 (9.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 9 (11.69%) SQL
3 6 (7.79%) Java
4 4 (5.19%) Python
4 4 (5.19%) Ruby
5 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.90%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.90%) PHP
6 2 (2.60%) Jython
6 2 (2.60%) Perl
7 1 (1.30%) C
7 1 (1.30%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 12 (15.58%) SC Cleared
3 9 (11.69%) CCNP
3 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.79%) Degree
5 4 (5.19%) CCDP
5 4 (5.19%) CCIE
5 4 (5.19%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (5.19%) CISM
5 4 (5.19%) CISSP
5 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (2.60%) CCNA
7 2 (2.60%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.60%) ISEB
7 2 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (2.60%) MCSA
7 2 (2.60%) MCSE
8 1 (1.30%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.30%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (35.06%) Active Directory
2 23 (29.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 11 (14.29%) XenApp
5 9 (11.69%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (9.09%) vSphere
7 4 (5.19%) VMware NSX
8 3 (3.90%) Docker
9 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (20.78%) SCCM
2 9 (11.69%) Norton AntiVirus
3 7 (9.09%) Puppet
4 4 (5.19%) Kubernetes
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (5.19%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.90%) IBM BigFix
5 3 (3.90%) Terraform
6 2 (2.60%) Ansible
6 2 (2.60%) Consul
6 2 (2.60%) DameWare
6 2 (2.60%) HAProxy
6 2 (2.60%) Kibana
6 2 (2.60%) logstash
6 2 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.60%) Packer
6 2 (2.60%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.60%) WSUS
7 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) VMware
2 24 (31.17%) Cisco
3 20 (25.97%) Microsoft
4 14 (18.18%) Citrix
5 12 (15.58%) HP
6 9 (11.69%) Symantec
7 7 (9.09%) Brocade
8 6 (7.79%) EMC
9 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
9 5 (6.49%) Oracle
10 4 (5.19%) Bomgar
10 4 (5.19%) Juniper
10 4 (5.19%) NetApp
10 4 (5.19%) Veritas
11 3 (3.90%) F5
11 3 (3.90%) Google
12 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
12 2 (2.60%) IBM
12 2 (2.60%) Palo Alto
12 2 (2.60%) Wyse