The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 27 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 40 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +8  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 19 43 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.93% 4.26% 2.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.38% 14.19% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 21 13
Median daily rate £513 £390 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.41% -6.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £350 £111
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £337
% change year-on-year +12.67% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £33.98 £55.65 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.94% -  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 142 303 212
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 21.88% 30.03% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 159 81
Median daily rate £450 £380 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +14.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £288 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 2
Median hourly rate £53.75 £63.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.68% +193.02%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Reading

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Reading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Reading

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Reading

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Reading

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Reading over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in Reading

TCP/IP
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 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 Reading region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 20 (42.55%) Linux
3 19 (40.43%) Cisco
3 19 (40.43%) ICMP
4 18 (38.30%) HTTP
4 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
5 17 (36.17%) Bash Shell
5 17 (36.17%) Java
6 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
6 16 (34.04%) Unix
6 16 (34.04%) Python
6 16 (34.04%) CentOS
6 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
6 16 (34.04%) Hadoop
6 16 (34.04%) Debian
6 16 (34.04%) SSH
6 16 (34.04%) Ubuntu
6 16 (34.04%) Ansible
6 16 (34.04%) SELinux
7 15 (31.91%) CCNP
7 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (27.66%) ITIL
8 13 (27.66%) DevOps
8 13 (27.66%) Prototyping
8 13 (27.66%) Linux Command Line
9 12 (25.53%) Windows
9 12 (25.53%) Juniper
10 11 (23.40%) Back Office
10 11 (23.40%) CCNA

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (12.77%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.13%) Apache
3 1 (2.13%) IIS
3 1 (2.13%) JBoss
3 1 (2.13%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.26%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (40.43%) ICMP
2 18 (38.30%) HTTP
3 16 (34.04%) SSH
4 11 (23.40%) Wireshark
5 9 (19.15%) 2G
5 9 (19.15%) 3G
5 9 (19.15%) 4G
6 8 (17.02%) DNS
6 8 (17.02%) LAN
7 7 (14.89%) Firewall
8 6 (12.77%) DHCP
8 6 (12.77%) MPLS
8 6 (12.77%) WAN
9 4 (8.51%) BGP
9 4 (8.51%) VoIP
10 3 (6.38%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (6.38%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (6.38%) HSRP
10 3 (6.38%) OSPF
10 3 (6.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.04%) Hadoop
2 3 (6.38%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (23.40%) Back Office
2 3 (6.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.13%) Billing
3 1 (2.13%) Finance
3 1 (2.13%) Marketing
3 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Java Developer
2 10 (21.28%) JavaScript Developer
2 10 (21.28%) Python Developer
3 9 (19.15%) Consultant
3 9 (19.15%) DevOps Consultant
3 9 (19.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) Java Consultant
3 9 (19.15%) Java Engineer
3 9 (19.15%) JavaScript Engineer
4 7 (14.89%) Open Source Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Hadoop Consultant
5 4 (8.51%) Hadoop Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Hadoop Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Java Hadoop Developer
5 4 (8.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.51%) Technical Leader
6 3 (6.38%) Active Directory Specialist
6 3 (6.38%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 13 (27.66%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (10.64%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (42.55%) Linux
2 16 (34.04%) CentOS
2 16 (34.04%) Debian
2 16 (34.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 16 (34.04%) Ubuntu
2 16 (34.04%) Unix
3 12 (25.53%) Windows
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) DevOps
1 13 (27.66%) ITIL
1 13 (27.66%) Prototyping
2 7 (14.89%) Open Source
3 6 (12.77%) Open Source Development
4 5 (10.64%) Virtual Environments
5 4 (8.51%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.26%) High Availability
6 2 (4.26%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Network Design
6 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
6 2 (4.26%) Service Management
6 2 (4.26%) Test Strategy
7 1 (2.13%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
7 1 (2.13%) Change Management
7 1 (2.13%) CRM
7 1 (2.13%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (2.13%) ITSM
7 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (36.17%) Bash Shell
1 17 (36.17%) Java
2 16 (34.04%) JavaScript
2 16 (34.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 23 (48.94%) Security Cleared
2 18 (38.30%) SC Cleared
3 15 (31.91%) CCNP
3 15 (31.91%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (23.40%) CCNA
5 10 (21.28%) CCIE
6 4 (8.51%) DV Cleared
7 2 (4.26%) CCIP
7 2 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (2.13%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 10 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.51%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (34.04%) Ansible
1 16 (34.04%) SELinux
2 4 (8.51%) SCCM
2 4 (8.51%) SCOM
3 1 (2.13%) OVSD
Vendors
1 19 (40.43%) Cisco
2 12 (25.53%) Juniper
3 10 (21.28%) Huawei
4 9 (19.15%) Ericsson
4 9 (19.15%) Nokia
4 9 (19.15%) Nokia Networks
5 8 (17.02%) Microsoft
6 4 (8.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.51%) VMware
7 2 (4.26%) F5
7 2 (4.26%) HP
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) Red Hat