Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 128 133 151
Rank change year-on-year +5 +18 -21
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 91 73 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.50% 1.27% 1.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 8.82% 8.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 39 45
North West median daily rate £413 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.74% +4.29%
10th Percentile £225 £160 £225
90th Percentile £638 £455 £492
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 8
North West median hourly rate £24.25 £17.09 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.90% +0.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £14.15 £11.25 £12.88
90th Percentile £32.00 £138.53 £41.50
England median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% +44.74% +8.57%

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 795 828 1,130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.06% 14.40% 15.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 468 473 648
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £209 £218 £250
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 72 50
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - -5.08%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £10.95
90th Percentile £43.10 £51.04 £42.33
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -9 47 £400 +5.96% 33
Cheshire -8 21 £370 -1.33% 10
Lancashire -7 10 £625 +85.19% 3
Merseyside +25 8 £225 -35.71% 4
Cumbria -6 1 £375 - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Windows Server
3 35 (38.46%) Active Directory
3 35 (38.46%) VMware
4 31 (34.07%) Firewall
5 30 (32.97%) DNS
6 29 (31.87%) WAN
6 29 (31.87%) Linux
6 29 (31.87%) ITIL
7 28 (30.77%) LAN
8 27 (29.67%) Cisco
8 27 (29.67%) SAN
9 26 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
10 25 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
12 22 (24.18%) DHCP
13 21 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (21.98%) IIS
15 19 (20.88%) VPN
15 19 (20.88%) Citrix
15 19 (20.88%) Configuration Management
15 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
16 18 (19.78%) SCCM
17 16 (17.58%) Migration
17 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
18 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (15.38%) HTTP
18 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
18 14 (15.38%) DevOps
18 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012

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 20 (21.98%) IIS
2 6 (6.59%) Skype for Business
3 5 (5.49%) nginx
4 3 (3.30%) Apache
4 3 (3.30%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.20%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.20%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 2 (2.20%) Site Server
5 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
5 2 (2.20%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.20%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.10%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.10%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.58%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (13.19%) Office 365
3 6 (6.59%) AWS CloudFormation
3 6 (6.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.49%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (3.30%) PaaS
5 3 (3.30%) SaaS
5 3 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (1.10%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (34.07%) Firewall
2 30 (32.97%) DNS
3 29 (31.87%) WAN
4 28 (30.77%) LAN
5 27 (29.67%) SAN
6 22 (24.18%) DHCP
7 19 (20.88%) VPN
8 14 (15.38%) HTTP
9 13 (14.29%) NAS
10 12 (13.19%) Ethernet
10 12 (13.19%) IPsec
11 11 (12.09%) Internet
11 11 (12.09%) SSL
12 10 (10.99%) MPLS
13 9 (9.89%) DMZ
13 9 (9.89%) VoIP
14 8 (8.79%) IP Telephony
14 8 (8.79%) Network Security
15 7 (7.69%) BGP
15 7 (7.69%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.30%) DB2
2 3 (3.30%) MongoDB
2 3 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.20%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
4 1 (1.10%) Big Data
4 1 (1.10%) Geospatial Data
4 1 (1.10%) GIS
4 1 (1.10%) MS Access
4 1 (1.10%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.10%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
2 6 (6.59%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.30%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.20%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.20%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.10%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.10%) MSI
5 1 (1.10%) RStudio
5 1 (1.10%) Subversion
5 1 (1.10%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (9.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Finance
3 3 (3.30%) Electronics
4 1 (1.10%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 9 (9.89%) Server Engineer
4 8 (8.79%) Infrastructure Support
4 8 (8.79%) Support Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Consultant
5 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Analyst
6 6 (6.59%) AWS DevOps
6 6 (6.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Senior DevOps
7 5 (5.49%) Cloud Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Developer
7 5 (5.49%) IT Support
7 5 (5.49%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Senior Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Senior DevOps Consultant
8 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.59%) .NET
2 4 (4.40%) LDAP
2 4 (4.40%) RabbitMQ
2 4 (4.40%) Web Services
3 3 (3.30%) CSS
3 3 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (3.30%) HTML
3 3 (3.30%) JSON
4 2 (2.20%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
4 2 (2.20%) Middleware
4 2 (2.20%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.10%) J2EE
5 1 (1.10%) Java EE
5 1 (1.10%) Node.js
5 1 (1.10%) REST
5 1 (1.10%) SAML
5 1 (1.10%) SAP Basis
5 1 (1.10%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.88%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (8.79%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.69%) Public Cloud
4 6 (6.59%) Clustering
4 6 (6.59%) Computer Science
5 5 (5.49%) PKI
6 4 (4.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (4.40%) Smartphone
7 3 (3.30%) Raspberry Pi
8 2 (2.20%) EMC VNX
8 2 (2.20%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (2.20%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.20%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.10%) NHS
9 1 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (67.03%) Windows
2 41 (45.05%) Windows Server
3 29 (31.87%) Linux
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (5.49%) Unix
8 4 (4.40%) AIX
8 4 (4.40%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.30%) Solaris
9 3 (3.30%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.20%) VMS
11 1 (1.10%) Android
11 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
11 1 (1.10%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.87%) ITIL
2 26 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
3 21 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (20.88%) Configuration Management
5 16 (17.58%) Migration
6 14 (15.38%) DevOps
7 12 (13.19%) Load Balancing
8 11 (12.09%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (10.99%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (10.99%) Asset Management
9 10 (10.99%) Time Management
10 9 (9.89%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (9.89%) Software Deployment
11 8 (8.79%) Decision-Making
11 8 (8.79%) Deployment Automation
11 8 (8.79%) Open Source
11 8 (8.79%) Problem Management
11 8 (8.79%) Project Management
11 8 (8.79%) Service Management
11 8 (8.79%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.99%) PowerShell
1 10 (10.99%) SQL
2 8 (8.79%) Java
3 5 (5.49%) Bash Shell
3 5 (5.49%) Python
3 5 (5.49%) Ruby
4 4 (4.40%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.30%) PHP
6 2 (2.20%) Jython
6 2 (2.20%) Perl
7 1 (1.10%) C
7 1 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 13 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.09%) CCNP
2 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) Degree
4 5 (5.49%) CCIE
4 5 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (4.40%) CCDP
5 4 (4.40%) CCNA
5 4 (4.40%) Chartered Engineer
5 4 (4.40%) CISM
5 4 (4.40%) CISSP
5 4 (4.40%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (4.40%) ISEB
5 4 (4.40%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (4.40%) MCSE
5 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (4.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 2 (2.20%) AWS Certification
6 2 (2.20%) MCSA
System Software
1 35 (38.46%) Active Directory
2 25 (27.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.19%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.19%) XenApp
4 9 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (7.69%) vSphere
6 4 (4.40%) VMware NSX
7 3 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.20%) Docker
9 1 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.10%) ProxySG
9 1 (1.10%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (19.78%) SCCM
2 11 (12.09%) Puppet
3 10 (10.99%) Terraform
4 9 (9.89%) Norton AntiVirus
5 7 (7.69%) Ansible
6 5 (5.49%) Kubernetes
6 5 (5.49%) Packer
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (4.40%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (4.40%) vCenter Server
8 3 (3.30%) Consul
8 3 (3.30%) IBM BigFix
8 3 (3.30%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (3.30%) Salt
9 2 (2.20%) DameWare
9 2 (2.20%) HAProxy
9 2 (2.20%) Kibana
9 2 (2.20%) logstash
9 2 (2.20%) Tivoli
9 2 (2.20%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (38.46%) VMware
2 27 (29.67%) Cisco
3 24 (26.37%) Microsoft
4 19 (20.88%) Citrix
5 12 (13.19%) HP
6 9 (9.89%) Symantec
7 7 (7.69%) Brocade
8 6 (6.59%) EMC
8 6 (6.59%) Google
9 5 (5.49%) CheckPoint
9 5 (5.49%) Oracle
10 4 (4.40%) Bomgar
10 4 (4.40%) F5
10 4 (4.40%) McAfee
10 4 (4.40%) NetApp
10 4 (4.40%) Veritas
11 3 (3.30%) Juniper
11 3 (3.30%) Meraki
12 2 (2.20%) Cloudera
12 2 (2.20%) SolarWinds