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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 37 23 22
Rank change year-on-year -14 -1  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.79% 0.81% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 14.29% 3.45% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 1
Median daily rate £350 - £100
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £354 £337
% change year-on-year +13.15% +4.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.61%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Northern Ireland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 28 29 28
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 12.50% 23.39% 23.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 0 7
Median daily rate £313 - £220
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 - £100
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £26.75 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +114.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 Hourly Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
County Antrim -14 4 £350 - 1
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 16 Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Oracle
2 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) Python
2 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (66.67%) Billing
3 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 2 (33.33%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
4 1 (16.67%) STL
4 1 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (66.67%) Billing
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Consultant
1 4 (66.67%) Implementation Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) C++ Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior C++ Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 1 (16.67%) STL
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Project Management
2 2 (33.33%) Multithreading
3 1 (16.67%) Requirements Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) Perl
2 4 (66.67%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) C
3 2 (33.33%) C++
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Oracle