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 3 months to 26 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)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 77 115
Rank change year-on-year -7 +38  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 33 76 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.51% 2.63% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.52% 13.52% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 14
Median daily rate £395 £343 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.07% +1.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £279 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £343 £340
% change year-on-year +14.23% +0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 12 4
Median hourly rate - £39.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +130.88%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 244 562 309
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.17% 19.41% 10.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 283 125
Median daily rate £350 £330 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% +12.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 17
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +128.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 June 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 3 months to 26 June 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
Edinburgh +22 17 £250 -29.57% 1
Glasgow -1 7 £390 +11.03% 5
Renfrewshire +26 6 £415 +24.06%
Fife 0 1 - - 1
Aberdeen -7 1 £473 +36.95% 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 26 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 34 (56.67%) WAN
2 32 (53.33%) LAN
2 32 (53.33%) Firewall
3 27 (45.00%) Windows
4 24 (40.00%) Linux
5 23 (38.33%) Cisco
6 15 (25.00%) Finance
7 14 (23.33%) BGP
7 14 (23.33%) Unix
8 13 (21.67%) Wireless
9 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 11 (18.33%) Project Management
10 11 (18.33%) MPLS
11 10 (16.67%) VMware
11 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
12 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 9 (15.00%) OSPF
12 9 (15.00%) McAfee
12 9 (15.00%) VPN
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
13 8 (13.33%) Perl
13 8 (13.33%) Java
13 8 (13.33%) Information Security
13 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
13 8 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
14 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
14 7 (11.67%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (11.67%) Network Security
14 7 (11.67%) QMS

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 2 (3.33%) Apache
1 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.67%) CICS
2 1 (1.67%) IIS
2 1 (1.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Route 53
2 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (56.67%) WAN
2 32 (53.33%) Firewall
2 32 (53.33%) LAN
3 14 (23.33%) BGP
4 13 (21.67%) Wireless
5 11 (18.33%) MPLS
6 9 (15.00%) OSPF
6 9 (15.00%) VPN
7 8 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
8 7 (11.67%) Network Security
9 6 (10.00%) VLAN
10 5 (8.33%) SNMP
10 5 (8.33%) SSH
11 4 (6.67%) DNS
11 4 (6.67%) Multicast
11 4 (6.67%) SSL
12 3 (5.00%) EIGRP
12 3 (5.00%) HTTP
12 3 (5.00%) SAN
13 2 (3.33%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (1.67%) Maven
1 1 (1.67%) MSI
General
1 15 (25.00%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.67%) Law
3 4 (6.67%) Legal
4 2 (3.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Analyst
3 8 (13.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) IT Technician
5 5 (8.33%) Security Analyst
6 3 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Network Support
7 2 (3.33%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Security Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Software Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Software Tester
7 2 (3.33%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.33%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.33%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) Web Services
2 2 (3.33%) LAMP
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) Java EE
3 1 (1.67%) RESTful
3 1 (1.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.67%) Linux Command Line
2 6 (10.00%) CMDB
2 6 (10.00%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.67%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.67%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.67%) User Experience
4 1 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 27 (45.00%) Windows
2 24 (40.00%) Linux
3 14 (23.33%) Unix
4 10 (16.67%) Windows 7
5 9 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (13.33%) Windows 8
7 7 (11.67%) AIX
8 6 (10.00%) CatOS
8 6 (10.00%) Solaris
9 5 (8.33%) Windows Server
10 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.67%) OpenVMS
11 1 (1.67%) VMS
11 1 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.33%) Project Management
2 8 (13.33%) Information Security
3 7 (11.67%) Configuration Management
3 7 (11.67%) ITIL
3 7 (11.67%) QMS
3 7 (11.67%) Release Management
3 7 (11.67%) Vulnerability Management
4 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.00%) Network Design
4 6 (10.00%) Problem Management
5 5 (8.33%) Quality Management
5 5 (8.33%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.67%) Mathematics
7 3 (5.00%) Process Improvement
8 2 (3.33%) Kanban
8 2 (3.33%) Manual Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.33%) Time Management
8 2 (3.33%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (3.33%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Java
1 8 (13.33%) Perl
2 5 (8.33%) C
2 5 (8.33%) SQL
3 2 (3.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.67%) C-shell
4 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.67%) Korn
4 1 (1.67%) Pascal
4 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) REXX
4 1 (1.67%) Tcl
4 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.00%) CISSP
4 5 (8.33%) CCNP
5 3 (5.00%) CCNA
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
5 3 (5.00%) ISEB
5 3 (5.00%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.00%) SC Cleared
6 2 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) CCSP
7 1 (1.67%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.00%) COBIT
2 3 (5.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 3 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.33%) vSphere
3 1 (1.67%) Samba
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Ansible
1 7 (11.67%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (10.00%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (10.00%) yum
3 3 (5.00%) Puppet
4 2 (3.33%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.67%) SCCM
5 1 (1.67%) vRealize
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Cisco
2 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.67%) VMware
4 9 (15.00%) McAfee
5 7 (11.67%) Intel
6 6 (10.00%) EMC
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle
6 6 (10.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (8.33%) BT
7 5 (8.33%) Siemens
8 4 (6.67%) CheckPoint
8 4 (6.67%) HP
9 3 (5.00%) F5
9 3 (5.00%) Fortinet
10 2 (3.33%) Clearswift
11 1 (1.67%) Brocade
11 1 (1.67%) CA
11 1 (1.67%) Citrix
11 1 (1.67%) Juniper
11 1 (1.67%) Riverbed
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