Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 23 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 > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 99 129
Rank change year-on-year -11 +30 -18
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 79 91 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.57% 2.10% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.06% 12.62% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 39
Scotland median daily rate £350 £331 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.90% +14.96% -11.54%
10th Percentile £210 £204 £160
90th Percentile £525 £440 £450
UK median daily rate £414 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 5
Scotland median hourly rate £12.25 £29.75 £34.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.82% -14.51% +190.00%
10th Percentile £11.32 £14.67 £15.70
90th Percentile £17.70 £44.40 £41.80
UK median hourly rate £20.12 £33.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -39.94% +91.43% -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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 605 721 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 16.64% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 433 306
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 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
Edinburgh +20 54 £350 +6.87% 1
Fife +6 6 £500 -
Glasgow -32 6 £300 -20.00% 4
Aberdeen -15 4 £425 +38.78%
Renfrewshire +19 2 - -
Inverclyde - 2 £325 - 1
Dundee - 2 - -
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 45 (56.96%) Firewall
2 34 (43.04%) Cisco
3 30 (37.97%) LAN
4 28 (35.44%) WAN
4 28 (35.44%) Windows
5 25 (31.65%) Linux
6 22 (27.85%) Wireless
7 20 (25.32%) VPN
8 19 (24.05%) DNS
8 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
9 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
9 18 (22.78%) BGP
10 15 (18.99%) Project Management
10 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
10 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
11 14 (17.72%) SNMP
11 14 (17.72%) Java
12 13 (16.46%) MPLS
12 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
12 13 (16.46%) VMware
12 13 (16.46%) SSH
13 12 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
13 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
14 11 (13.92%) DHCP
14 11 (13.92%) .NET
14 11 (13.92%) Network Security
15 10 (12.66%) Banking
15 10 (12.66%) IIS
15 10 (12.66%) HTTP
16 9 (11.39%) Internet

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 10 (12.66%) IIS
2 7 (8.86%) Apache
3 6 (7.59%) JBoss
4 4 (5.06%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.06%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (2.53%) CICS
6 2 (2.53%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.53%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.27%) MTS
7 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.39%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.13%) IaaS
2 8 (10.13%) PaaS
3 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (6.33%) SaaS
5 3 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (2.53%) Amazon S3
6 2 (2.53%) Office 365
7 1 (1.27%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.27%) Route 53
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 45 (56.96%) Firewall
2 30 (37.97%) LAN
3 28 (35.44%) WAN
4 22 (27.85%) Wireless
5 20 (25.32%) VPN
6 19 (24.05%) DNS
7 18 (22.78%) BGP
8 14 (17.72%) SNMP
9 13 (16.46%) MPLS
9 13 (16.46%) SSH
10 11 (13.92%) DHCP
10 11 (13.92%) Network Security
11 10 (12.66%) HTTP
12 9 (11.39%) Internet
12 9 (11.39%) SAN
13 7 (8.86%) VLAN
14 6 (7.59%) LDAP
15 5 (6.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 5 (6.33%) SSL
15 5 (6.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database 11g
1 2 (2.53%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.27%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (7.59%) Maven
2 4 (5.06%) Visual Studio
3 3 (3.80%) JMeter
4 1 (1.27%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.27%) MSI
General
1 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.66%) Banking
3 5 (6.33%) Finance
4 1 (1.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (27.85%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Cisco Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
3 10 (12.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Security Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Consultant
7 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) Information Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Information Security Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Security Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.80%) Desktop Support
8 3 (3.80%) Firewall Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) IT Technician
8 3 (3.80%) Senior Support Engineer
9 2 (2.53%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) .NET
2 7 (8.86%) XML
3 6 (7.59%) Ajax
3 6 (7.59%) Java EE
3 6 (7.59%) jQuery
3 6 (7.59%) RESTful
3 6 (7.59%) SOAP
4 5 (6.33%) EJB
4 5 (6.33%) EJB 3.0
4 5 (6.33%) Hibernate
4 5 (6.33%) JPA
4 5 (6.33%) XSLT
5 3 (3.80%) HTML
5 3 (3.80%) Web Services
6 2 (2.53%) LAMP
7 1 (1.27%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (1.27%) Gherkin
7 1 (1.27%) SAML
7 1 (1.27%) Spring
7 1 (1.27%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.19%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.39%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.86%) Private Cloud
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science
4 5 (6.33%) DataPower
5 4 (5.06%) Device Driver
5 4 (5.06%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.06%) PKI
5 4 (5.06%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 3 (3.80%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.53%) Clustering
7 2 (2.53%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (2.53%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.53%) PDA
8 1 (1.27%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.27%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (1.27%) iPad
8 1 (1.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.44%) Windows
2 25 (31.65%) Linux
3 15 (18.99%) Windows Server
4 9 (11.39%) Unix
5 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.13%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (5.06%) Windows 8
8 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.27%) AIX
10 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.27%) Solaris
10 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (18.99%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (18.99%) Project Management
2 9 (11.39%) Information Security
3 8 (10.13%) Test Automation
4 7 (8.86%) Change Control
4 7 (8.86%) DevOps
5 6 (7.59%) Risk Management
6 5 (6.33%) Application Performance Monitoring
6 5 (6.33%) ITIL
6 5 (6.33%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (6.33%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (5.06%) Concurrent Programming
7 4 (5.06%) Cybersecurity
7 4 (5.06%) Data Centre Operations
7 4 (5.06%) Multithreading
7 4 (5.06%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.06%) Resource Management
7 4 (5.06%) SOLID
8 3 (3.80%) Content Management
8 3 (3.80%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) Java
2 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
3 8 (10.13%) Perl
4 6 (7.59%) SQL
5 5 (6.33%) C#
6 4 (5.06%) C++
7 3 (3.80%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) C
8 2 (2.53%) PHP
8 2 (2.53%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.53%) Python
9 1 (1.27%) REXX
9 1 (1.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.27%) Tcl
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.86%) CCNP
2 7 (8.86%) Degree
3 6 (7.59%) CCNA
3 6 (7.59%) Security Cleared
4 5 (6.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.06%) CISSP
5 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (2.53%) MCDST
7 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.27%) CCSP
8 1 (1.27%) CISM
8 1 (1.27%) ISEB
8 1 (1.27%) ISTQB
8 1 (1.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (6.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (2.53%) GDPR
3 2 (2.53%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (24.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.59%) vSphere
4 5 (6.33%) VMware NSX
5 4 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.80%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.53%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.27%) Docker
8 1 (1.27%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (8.86%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) WSUS
3 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) Ansible
4 3 (3.80%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.53%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.27%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.27%) Nagios
6 1 (1.27%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.27%) Simpana
Vendors
1 34 (43.04%) Cisco
2 18 (22.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.46%) VMware
4 9 (11.39%) F5
5 6 (7.59%) Citrix
5 6 (7.59%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.33%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.33%) IBM
7 4 (5.06%) Imperva
8 3 (3.80%) Adobe
8 3 (3.80%) AlgoSec
8 3 (3.80%) Fortinet
8 3 (3.80%) Sophos
8 3 (3.80%) Tufin
9 2 (2.53%) CA
9 2 (2.53%) Clearswift
9 2 (2.53%) Juniper
9 2 (2.53%) Oracle
9 2 (2.53%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.27%) HP