Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 117 141 121
Rank change year-on-year +24 -20 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 111 62 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.84% 1.09% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.34% 8.32% 11.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 36 74
North West median daily rate £388 £388 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -13.89% +20.00%
10th Percentile £225 £306 £286
90th Percentile £613 £538 £575
England median daily rate £419 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -1.47% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 9
North West median hourly rate £29.00 £16.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.76% -58.75% +135.29%
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.30 £32.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £98.53 £69.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £20.12 £34.75
% change year-on-year +24.25% -42.10% +98.57%

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 832 745 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.82% 13.11% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 496 472 582
North West median daily rate £400 £383 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -4.38% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £160 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 52 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.03 £12.61
90th Percentile £45.70 £44.97 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +8.60%

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 11 December 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 11 December 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 11 December 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 +11 70 £413 +3.13% 36
Cheshire +8 20 £388 -8.82% 8
Merseyside +2 11 £225 -14.29% 2
Lancashire -19 5 £581 - 11
Cumbria -1 2 £375 -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 62 (55.86%) Windows
2 53 (47.75%) WAN
3 52 (46.85%) LAN
4 51 (45.95%) DNS
5 44 (39.64%) Linux
5 44 (39.64%) Cisco
6 43 (38.74%) DHCP
7 37 (33.33%) Firewall
8 36 (32.43%) VMware
9 32 (28.83%) Amazon AWS
10 31 (27.93%) SSL
10 31 (27.93%) VPN
11 30 (27.03%) HTTP
11 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
12 29 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
13 27 (24.32%) Configuration Management
14 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
14 26 (23.42%) DevOps
15 25 (22.52%) Puppet
15 25 (22.52%) Java
15 25 (22.52%) Security Cleared
16 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
17 23 (20.72%) Office 365
17 23 (20.72%) Test Automation
18 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 21 (18.92%) FTP
19 21 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
19 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
20 20 (18.02%) CCNP
21 19 (17.12%) .NET

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 18 (16.22%) nginx
2 16 (14.41%) Apache
2 16 (14.41%) IIS
3 11 (9.91%) WebSphere
4 10 (9.01%) Jetty
4 10 (9.01%) Mongrel
4 10 (9.01%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.70%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (1.80%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.90%) Confluence
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.90%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (9.01%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 32 (28.83%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (20.72%) Office 365
3 22 (19.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (14.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (13.51%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (12.61%) Amazon EC2
7 10 (9.01%) Google App Engine
8 7 (6.31%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (3.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (1.80%) IaaS
11 2 (1.80%) PaaS
12 1 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.90%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.90%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.90%) GitHub
12 1 (0.90%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.90%) Route 53
12 1 (0.90%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (47.75%) WAN
2 52 (46.85%) LAN
3 51 (45.95%) DNS
4 43 (38.74%) DHCP
5 37 (33.33%) Firewall
6 31 (27.93%) SSL
6 31 (27.93%) VPN
7 30 (27.03%) HTTP
8 21 (18.92%) FTP
9 19 (17.12%) IPsec
10 16 (14.41%) BGP
10 16 (14.41%) Network Security
10 16 (14.41%) OSPF
11 14 (12.61%) Wireless
12 13 (11.71%) Internet
13 12 (10.81%) MPLS
13 12 (10.81%) VoIP
14 11 (9.91%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (9.01%) Wi-Fi
16 8 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.41%) Amazon Redshift
1 6 (5.41%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (5.41%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.80%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.90%) Big Data
5 1 (0.90%) DB2
5 1 (0.90%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.90%) MS Access
5 1 (0.90%) MySQL
5 1 (0.90%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.90%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 19 (17.12%) Jenkins
2 11 (9.91%) Travis CI
3 3 (2.70%) Rational DOORS
4 2 (1.80%) LoadRunner
4 2 (1.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.90%) GitLab
5 1 (0.90%) JIRA
5 1 (0.90%) MSI
5 1 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.90%) RStudio
5 1 (0.90%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (8.11%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.60%) Banking
3 3 (2.70%) Finance
4 1 (0.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Network Engineer
2 19 (17.12%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (14.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.51%) Analyst
5 10 (9.01%) Test Analyst
6 8 (7.21%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (6.31%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 5 (4.50%) AWS Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.60%) Consultant
9 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
9 4 (3.60%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Security Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Server Engineer
10 3 (2.70%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.12%) .NET
2 16 (14.41%) Servlets
3 12 (10.81%) J2EE
4 6 (5.41%) 802.1X
4 6 (5.41%) Elastic Stack
4 6 (5.41%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (5.41%) WSGI
5 3 (2.70%) Web Services
6 2 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (1.80%) SOAP
7 1 (0.90%) LDAP
7 1 (0.90%) Middleware
7 1 (0.90%) SAP Basis
7 1 (0.90%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.21%) CCTV
2 8 (7.21%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.41%) Cyberattack
4 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.80%) EFT
7 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) NHS
7 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.90%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 62 (55.86%) Windows
2 44 (39.64%) Linux
3 24 (21.62%) Windows Server
4 11 (9.91%) Unix
5 6 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.50%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.60%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.70%) Android
8 3 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.80%) AIX
9 2 (1.80%) VMS
9 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.90%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.32%) Configuration Management
2 26 (23.42%) DevOps
3 23 (20.72%) Test Automation
4 19 (17.12%) Open Source
5 18 (16.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 17 (15.32%) Continuous Integration
6 17 (15.32%) ITIL
7 15 (13.51%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (13.51%) Unit Testing
8 11 (9.91%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.91%) Network Design
9 10 (9.01%) Test Scripting
10 8 (7.21%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (7.21%) Information Security
10 8 (7.21%) Network Monitoring
11 6 (5.41%) Build Automation
11 6 (5.41%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (5.41%) Patch Management
11 6 (5.41%) SIEM
11 6 (5.41%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.52%) Java
2 13 (11.71%) Bash Shell
3 9 (8.11%) Python
4 3 (2.70%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.80%) C
5 2 (1.80%) SQL
6 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.90%) Perl
6 1 (0.90%) PHP
6 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (26.13%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (22.52%) Security Cleared
3 21 (18.92%) SC Cleared
4 20 (18.02%) CCNP
5 10 (9.01%) Degree
6 9 (8.11%) CCNA
7 8 (7.21%) CCDP
8 6 (5.41%) CCIE
8 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.50%) ISEB
9 5 (4.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (3.60%) MCSA
10 4 (3.60%) MCSE
11 3 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.80%) AWS Certification
12 2 (1.80%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.80%) CISSP
12 2 (1.80%) MCP
12 2 (1.80%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.90%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.01%) Xen
4 6 (5.41%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.60%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.80%) Docker
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 25 (22.52%) Puppet
2 15 (13.51%) Ansible
3 14 (12.61%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (9.91%) Salt
4 11 (9.91%) Terraform
5 6 (5.41%) QRadar
6 4 (3.60%) Forum Sentry
7 3 (2.70%) Packer
8 2 (1.80%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (1.80%) Nagios
8 2 (1.80%) SCCM
8 2 (1.80%) SCOM
8 2 (1.80%) Stealthwatch
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.90%) Consul
9 1 (0.90%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.90%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 44 (39.64%) Cisco
2 36 (32.43%) VMware
3 26 (23.42%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.41%) Google
5 11 (9.91%) F5
6 9 (8.11%) McAfee
7 8 (7.21%) CheckPoint
8 7 (6.31%) IBM
8 7 (6.31%) Meraki
9 6 (5.41%) AlienVault
9 6 (5.41%) Apple
9 6 (5.41%) BMC
9 6 (5.41%) Citrix
9 6 (5.41%) Infoblox
9 6 (5.41%) Palo Alto
9 6 (5.41%) Splunk
10 5 (4.50%) HP
11 4 (3.60%) IronPort
11 4 (3.60%) Juniper
11 4 (3.60%) Nokia