Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 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 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)
UK > Northern Ireland
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 73 38 20
Rank change year-on-year -35 -18 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 15 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 2.39% 1.00% 5.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 25.00% 5.26% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 2
Northern Ireland median daily rate £320 £410 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.07% +13.10% +45.00%
10th Percentile £101 £405 £199
90th Percentile £374 £415 £536
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +4.38% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Northern Ireland median hourly rate - £23.50 -
UK median hourly rate £20.70 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -42.51% +105.71% -2.78%

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 Northern Ireland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 60 57 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 9.55% 19.06% 19.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 26 5
Northern Ireland median daily rate £433 £314 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.01% -26.18% +54.55%
10th Percentile £250 £78 £200
90th Percentile £575 £425 £553
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 1
Northern Ireland median hourly rate £14.00 £20.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +48.15% -
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Northern Ireland.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northern Ireland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Northern Ireland over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Northern Ireland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Northern Ireland

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Northern Ireland

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 Northern Ireland region over the 6 months to 21 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
County Antrim -33 11 £211 -48.48% 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (53.33%) HP
2 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 6 (40.00%) Lotus
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
3 6 (40.00%) IBM Notes
3 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (40.00%) Finance
3 6 (40.00%) SCOM
3 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
4 5 (33.33%) NAS
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) PKI
4 5 (33.33%) Avaya
4 5 (33.33%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 5 (33.33%) NICE Systems
4 5 (33.33%) Avaya Modular Messaging
4 5 (33.33%) CyberTech
4 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
5 4 (26.67%) Docker
5 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
5 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
5 4 (26.67%) SDLC
5 4 (26.67%) Change Management
5 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 (40.00%) IBM Notes
1 6 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 6 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (20.00%) ION MarketView
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) Avaya Modular Messaging
1 5 (33.33%) NAS
1 5 (33.33%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) HTTP
2 4 (26.67%) SSL
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) CppUnit
1 1 (6.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
2 4 (26.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
3 3 (20.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (6.67%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Wintel Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Wintel Systems Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Server Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Server Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support
3 1 (6.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) JSON
1 4 (26.67%) Spring
1 4 (26.67%) Spring Boot
1 4 (26.67%) Web Services
2 1 (6.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (6.67%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) PKI
2 4 (26.67%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (20.00%) iPad
4 1 (6.67%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 3 (20.00%) Unix
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Mentoring
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
3 4 (26.67%) Change Management
3 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (26.67%) SDLC
4 2 (13.33%) DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Electronic Trading
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL
5 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
5 1 (6.67%) Network Design
5 1 (6.67%) Network Management
5 1 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
5 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.67%) C
4 1 (6.67%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (26.67%) Docker
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCOM
2 4 (26.67%) Kubernetes
2 4 (26.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) HP
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 6 (40.00%) Lotus
3 5 (33.33%) Avaya
3 5 (33.33%) CyberTech
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) NICE Systems
3 5 (33.33%) ServiceNow
4 3 (20.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (20.00%) Reuters
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco