Period
to 20 May 2019

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 May 2019 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 138 115
Rank change year-on-year +43 -23 +27
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 112 84 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.16% 1.45% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 19.34% 10.97% 11.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 60
North West median daily rate £500 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £269 £225 £278
90th Percentile £600 £638 £589
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 15
North West median hourly rate £30.34 £16.50 £18.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +83.85% -11.67% +13.21%
10th Percentile £23.46 £13.05 £12.20
90th Percentile £43.13 £38.90 £61.03
England median hourly rate £21.75 £17.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year +26.09% -42.50% +66.67%

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 579 766 798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.19% 13.23% 14.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 447 460
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +0.06% -3.44%
10th Percentile £210 £200 £256
90th Percentile £600 £600 £550
England median daily rate £435 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.35% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 85 70
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £17.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.69% +12.90% -26.19%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.18 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £38.75 £57.50
England median hourly rate £19.73 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year -1.35% +0.50% -20.40%

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019.

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 May 2019. 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 +53 81 £525 +27.27% 8
Cheshire +6 13 £130 -62.86% 2
Lancashire -4 13 £375 -40.00% 2
Merseyside -10 5 £450 +100.00%
Cumbria - 1 £170 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 69 (61.61%) Linux
2 66 (58.93%) Windows
3 50 (44.64%) DNS
4 49 (43.75%) VPN
5 48 (42.86%) Firewall
6 47 (41.96%) WAN
6 47 (41.96%) LAN
7 44 (39.29%) DevOps
8 42 (37.50%) DHCP
9 39 (34.82%) Configuration Management
10 36 (32.14%) Open Source
11 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
11 34 (30.36%) VoIP
12 31 (27.68%) HTTP
12 31 (27.68%) SC Cleared
13 30 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
14 29 (25.89%) Problem-Solving
15 28 (25.00%) Puppet
15 28 (25.00%) Unix
16 27 (24.11%) Cisco
16 27 (24.11%) Amazon AWS
16 27 (24.11%) Jenkins
16 27 (24.11%) Cybersecurity
16 27 (24.11%) Network Monitoring
17 26 (23.21%) Splunk
17 26 (23.21%) Vulnerability Management
17 26 (23.21%) Patch Management
17 26 (23.21%) AlienVault
17 26 (23.21%) Case Management
17 26 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment

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 11 (9.82%) IIS
2 10 (8.93%) Apache
3 8 (7.14%) nginx
4 4 (3.57%) Jetty
4 4 (3.57%) Mongrel
4 4 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.79%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (24.11%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (13.39%) Google Cloud Platform
4 12 (10.71%) Office 365
5 11 (9.82%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (8.04%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (5.36%) IaaS
8 6 (5.36%) PaaS
9 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (3.57%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.89%) GitHub
10 1 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 50 (44.64%) DNS
2 49 (43.75%) VPN
3 48 (42.86%) Firewall
4 47 (41.96%) LAN
4 47 (41.96%) WAN
5 42 (37.50%) DHCP
6 34 (30.36%) VoIP
7 31 (27.68%) HTTP
8 25 (22.32%) SSL
9 23 (20.54%) FTP
9 23 (20.54%) IPsec
10 13 (11.61%) Intrusion Detection
11 10 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (8.93%) VLAN
12 9 (8.04%) Network Security
12 9 (8.04%) SAN
13 8 (7.14%) Multicast
14 7 (6.25%) BGP
14 7 (6.25%) Ethernet
15 6 (5.36%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.82%) Relational Database
2 9 (8.04%) NoSQL
2 9 (8.04%) RDBMS
3 8 (7.14%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.14%) MySQL
4 6 (5.36%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.57%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (3.57%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.79%) DB2
6 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 27 (24.11%) Jenkins
2 12 (10.71%) Travis CI
3 7 (6.25%) Git (software)
4 6 (5.36%) MSI
5 1 (0.89%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.89%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.89%) Subversion
General
1 10 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 7 (6.25%) Finance
3 6 (5.36%) Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Financial Institution
4 5 (4.46%) Investment Banking
4 5 (4.46%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Legal
6 1 (0.89%) Electronics
6 1 (0.89%) Front Office
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
6 1 (0.89%) Military
6 1 (0.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (25.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 23 (20.54%) Analyst
3 21 (18.75%) Network Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Security Analyst
5 9 (8.04%) AWS DevOps
5 9 (8.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) AWS Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) SIEM Analyst
6 8 (7.14%) Splunk Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Architect
8 6 (5.36%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (4.46%) Network Architect
10 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Java Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Security Specialist
10 4 (3.57%) Technical Specialist
11 3 (2.68%) Technical Analyst
11 3 (2.68%) Technical Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (22.32%) Elastic Stack
2 17 (15.18%) .NET
3 8 (7.14%) Servlets
4 6 (5.36%) J2EE
5 4 (3.57%) LAPP Stack
5 4 (3.57%) WSGI
6 1 (0.89%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.89%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.89%) Silverlight
6 1 (0.89%) WCF
6 1 (0.89%) Web Services
6 1 (0.89%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.32%) Cyberattack
2 14 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (11.61%) Management Information System
4 12 (10.71%) Data Centre
5 8 (7.14%) Security Operations Centre
6 6 (5.36%) Linux Command Line
6 6 (5.36%) Public Cloud
7 5 (4.46%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.68%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.89%) Clustering
9 1 (0.89%) CPLD
9 1 (0.89%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.89%) Equities
9 1 (0.89%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 1 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.89%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.89%) Verilog
9 1 (0.89%) VHDL
9 1 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 69 (61.61%) Linux
2 66 (58.93%) Windows
3 28 (25.00%) Unix
4 12 (10.71%) Android
5 11 (9.82%) Windows Server
6 7 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 3 (2.68%) Solaris
7 3 (2.68%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.79%) HPUX
8 2 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (39.29%) DevOps
2 39 (34.82%) Configuration Management
3 36 (32.14%) Open Source
4 29 (25.89%) Problem-Solving
5 27 (24.11%) Cybersecurity
5 27 (24.11%) Network Monitoring
6 26 (23.21%) Case Management
6 26 (23.21%) Patch Management
6 26 (23.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 26 (23.21%) Vulnerability Management
7 24 (21.43%) SIEM
7 24 (21.43%) Test Automation
8 21 (18.75%) Information Security
9 20 (17.86%) ITIL
10 17 (15.18%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (13.39%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (13.39%) Security Monitoring
12 13 (11.61%) Load Balancing
12 13 (11.61%) Security Operations
13 11 (9.82%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.21%) Java
2 24 (21.43%) Bash Shell
3 21 (18.75%) Python
4 15 (13.39%) SQL
5 5 (4.46%) PHP
6 4 (3.57%) Perl
7 3 (2.68%) PowerShell
8 2 (1.79%) C
8 2 (1.79%) Ruby
9 1 (0.89%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.89%) C#
9 1 (0.89%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.89%) Groovy
9 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.89%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.89%) XAML
Qualifications
1 34 (30.36%) Security Cleared
2 31 (27.68%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.86%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (14.29%) CCNP
5 12 (10.71%) Degree
6 7 (6.25%) CCIE
6 7 (6.25%) CISSP
7 6 (5.36%) CCNA
7 6 (5.36%) SSCP
8 5 (4.46%) SANS
9 4 (3.57%) CCDP
10 3 (2.68%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.79%) ISEB
11 2 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (1.79%) MCP
11 2 (1.79%) MCSE
11 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.04%) SLA
2 1 (0.89%) IEC 61508
2 1 (0.89%) MISRA
2 1 (0.89%) MISRA C
2 1 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (16.96%) Active Directory
2 10 (8.93%) Docker
3 9 (8.04%) Virtual Machines
3 9 (8.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (5.36%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (3.57%) Xen
6 2 (1.79%) NFS
6 2 (1.79%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) Firmware
7 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 28 (25.00%) Puppet
2 23 (20.54%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (16.07%) QRadar
4 16 (14.29%) Ansible
5 13 (11.61%) Salt
6 12 (10.71%) Terraform
7 7 (6.25%) Kubernetes
8 6 (5.36%) logstash
9 4 (3.57%) Nagios
10 2 (1.79%) Grafana
10 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
10 2 (1.79%) Packer
10 2 (1.79%) SCCM
10 2 (1.79%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 2 (1.79%) vRealize
11 1 (0.89%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.89%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.89%) OpenNMS
11 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (24.11%) Cisco
2 26 (23.21%) AlienVault
2 26 (23.21%) Splunk
3 25 (22.32%) Apple
4 20 (17.86%) IBM
4 20 (17.86%) VMware
5 18 (16.07%) McAfee
6 13 (11.61%) Google
6 13 (11.61%) Microsoft
7 11 (9.82%) Citrix
7 11 (9.82%) F5
8 7 (6.25%) HP
9 6 (5.36%) Sun
10 5 (4.46%) CheckPoint
10 5 (4.46%) Dell
11 4 (3.57%) Juniper
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle
12 3 (2.68%) Aruba
12 3 (2.68%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.68%) StorageTek