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 June 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 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 40 45 42
Rank change year-on-year +5 -3  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 13 28 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 2.23% 3.19% 3.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.49% 13.27% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 12
Median daily rate £513 £380 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.86% -13.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £275 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £55.65 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +222.60% -13.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -29.16% +100.00%  

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 137 211 156
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 23.54% 24.06% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 113 53
Median daily rate £425 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £484 £482
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 9
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% -1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Reading

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) ICMP
3 13 (40.63%) Firewall
3 13 (40.63%) Linux
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
3 13 (40.63%) Bash Shell
4 12 (37.50%) Hadoop
4 12 (37.50%) CentOS
4 12 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
4 12 (37.50%) Ubuntu
4 12 (37.50%) Debian
4 12 (37.50%) SSH
4 12 (37.50%) HTTP
4 12 (37.50%) Unix
4 12 (37.50%) Python
4 12 (37.50%) Java
4 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
4 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (37.50%) Ansible
4 12 (37.50%) SELinux
5 11 (34.38%) CCNP
6 10 (31.25%) BGP
6 10 (31.25%) Network Design
7 9 (28.13%) Windows
7 9 (28.13%) DevOps
7 9 (28.13%) Prototyping
7 9 (28.13%) Linux Command Line
8 8 (25.00%) Migration

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 2 (6.25%) IIS
1 2 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.13%) JBoss
2 1 (3.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (50.00%) ICMP
2 13 (40.63%) Firewall
3 12 (37.50%) HTTP
3 12 (37.50%) SSH
4 10 (31.25%) BGP
5 7 (21.88%) VPN
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (18.75%) IPv6
6 6 (18.75%) MPLS
6 6 (18.75%) Multicast
6 6 (18.75%) OSPF
6 6 (18.75%) Wireless
7 4 (12.50%) DHCP
7 4 (12.50%) DNS
8 2 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 2 (6.25%) LAN
8 2 (6.25%) WLAN
9 1 (3.13%) HSRP
9 1 (3.13%) Unified Communications
9 1 (3.13%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Hadoop
2 3 (9.38%) Big Data
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (37.50%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
General
1 7 (21.88%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.75%) Marketing
3 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (37.50%) Developer
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) DevOps Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) IP Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Java Consultant
3 6 (18.75%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Java Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (18.75%) JavaScript Engineer
3 6 (18.75%) Open Source Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Python Developer
4 4 (12.50%) Architect
4 4 (12.50%) Network Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco Network Architect
5 3 (9.38%) Hadoop Developer
5 3 (9.38%) Hadoop Engineer
5 3 (9.38%) Java Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.38%) CGI
2 1 (3.13%) HTML
2 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (28.13%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (12.50%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.13%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (40.63%) Linux
2 12 (37.50%) CentOS
2 12 (37.50%) Debian
2 12 (37.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 12 (37.50%) Ubuntu
2 12 (37.50%) Unix
3 9 (28.13%) Windows
4 4 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.13%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.13%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (31.25%) Network Design
2 9 (28.13%) DevOps
2 9 (28.13%) Prototyping
3 8 (25.00%) Migration
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source
4 6 (18.75%) Open Source Development
4 6 (18.75%) Presales
4 6 (18.75%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (15.63%) ITIL
5 5 (15.63%) Service Management
6 4 (12.50%) ITIL V3
6 4 (12.50%) ITSM
6 4 (12.50%) Network Monitoring
6 4 (12.50%) Service Delivery
7 3 (9.38%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.13%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.13%) Cybersecurity
8 1 (3.13%) SDLC
8 1 (3.13%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 13 (40.63%) Bash Shell
2 12 (37.50%) Java
2 12 (37.50%) JavaScript
2 12 (37.50%) Python
3 1 (3.13%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (56.25%) Security Cleared
2 16 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (34.38%) CCNP
5 6 (18.75%) CCIE
5 6 (18.75%) CCIP
6 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 1 (3.13%) CCDA
7 1 (3.13%) CCNA
7 1 (3.13%) CCVP
7 1 (3.13%) MCSE
7 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
2 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 12 (37.50%) Ansible
1 12 (37.50%) SELinux
2 4 (12.50%) OVSD
3 3 (9.38%) SCCM
4 2 (6.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 6 (18.75%) Huawei
3 5 (15.63%) HP
3 5 (15.63%) Microsoft
4 4 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 2 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (3.13%) AppDynamics
6 1 (3.13%) Avaya
6 1 (3.13%) Juniper
6 1 (3.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (3.13%) McAfee
6 1 (3.13%) Nortel
6 1 (3.13%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) Sophos