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 25 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK / Scotland
Rank 80 89 100
Rank change year-on-year +9 +11  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 27 41 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.54% 1.58% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.43% 10.90% 7.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 23 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +75.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 £185 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £761 £410 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £328
% change year-on-year +12.67% +8.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 1
Median hourly rate £13.16 £44.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -70.09% +214.28%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +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 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 201 376 343
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.45% 14.53% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 197 160
Median daily rate £360 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +10.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 10
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.73 £30.40 £27.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Scotland

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Scotland over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 25 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
Aberdeen 0 7 £450 -
Glasgow 0 7 £400 +5.26%
Dundee - 4 £105 -
Highlands - 4 £105 -
Edinburgh +10 2 £450 +20.00% 1
Fife +1 2 £1,485 -
Renfrewshire +10 1 £340 +9.50%
TCP/IP
UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 30 (42.86%) Firewall
2 28 (40.00%) Windows
3 25 (35.71%) Linux
4 22 (31.43%) ITIL
4 22 (31.43%) WAN
5 21 (30.00%) LAN
5 21 (30.00%) Cisco
6 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
6 20 (28.57%) Finance
7 19 (27.14%) Project Management
7 19 (27.14%) Unix
8 18 (25.71%) Perl
9 17 (24.29%) Release Management
10 16 (22.86%) Network Security
10 16 (22.86%) Configuration Management
11 15 (21.43%) VMware
11 15 (21.43%) MS Visio
11 15 (21.43%) QMS
11 15 (21.43%) Problem Management
11 15 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (21.43%) CMDB
12 14 (20.00%) AIX
12 14 (20.00%) OSPF
13 13 (18.57%) BGP
13 13 (18.57%) MPLS
13 13 (18.57%) Wireless
13 13 (18.57%) CatOS
14 12 (17.14%) Network Design
15 11 (15.71%) HP
15 11 (15.71%) Multicast

TCP/IP
Top Related 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 (14.29%) IIS
2 3 (4.29%) Apache
3 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.43%) iPlanet
4 1 (1.43%) JBoss
4 1 (1.43%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (21.43%) MS Visio
2 8 (11.43%) MS Excel
2 8 (11.43%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.29%) SaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.86%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.86%) IaaS
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 2 (2.86%) PaaS
3 1 (1.43%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.43%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.43%) Route 53
3 1 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.86%) Firewall
2 22 (31.43%) WAN
3 21 (30.00%) LAN
4 16 (22.86%) Network Security
5 15 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
6 14 (20.00%) OSPF
7 13 (18.57%) BGP
7 13 (18.57%) MPLS
7 13 (18.57%) Wireless
8 11 (15.71%) Multicast
9 8 (11.43%) DNS
10 6 (8.57%) VPN
11 4 (5.71%) DHCP
11 4 (5.71%) VLAN
12 3 (4.29%) HTTP
12 3 (4.29%) Internet
12 3 (4.29%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (4.29%) NetScreen
12 3 (4.29%) SSL
13 2 (2.86%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.29%) Big Data
2 3 (4.29%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.43%) MySQL
3 1 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Android Studio
1 1 (1.43%) Maven
General
1 20 (28.57%) Finance
2 4 (5.71%) Banking
2 4 (5.71%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Analyst
2 8 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) AIX Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) IT Technician
3 7 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
4 6 (8.57%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (7.14%) Consultant
5 5 (7.14%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Security Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Security Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Designer
7 3 (4.29%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.29%) Monitoring Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) Security Monitoring Analyst
7 3 (4.29%) SIEM Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Splunk Consultant
7 3 (4.29%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) XML
2 3 (4.29%) Web Services
3 2 (2.86%) .NET
3 2 (2.86%) JSON
4 1 (1.43%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.43%) J2EE
4 1 (1.43%) Java EE
4 1 (1.43%) LAMP
4 1 (1.43%) REST
4 1 (1.43%) RESTful
4 1 (1.43%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) CMDB
2 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.00%) Clustering
4 6 (8.57%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (5.71%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.29%) Cyberthreat
7 2 (2.86%) iSeries
7 2 (2.86%) Tandem
8 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.43%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.43%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information
8 1 (1.43%) Freedom of Information Act
8 1 (1.43%) Replication
8 1 (1.43%) RIA
8 1 (1.43%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.43%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 28 (40.00%) Windows
2 25 (35.71%) Linux
3 19 (27.14%) Unix
4 14 (20.00%) AIX
5 13 (18.57%) CatOS
6 9 (12.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (12.86%) Windows 7
7 8 (11.43%) Windows 8
8 7 (10.00%) Solaris
8 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (7.14%) Windows Server
11 2 (2.86%) Android
11 2 (2.86%) OpenVMS
11 2 (2.86%) zOS
12 1 (1.43%) HPUX
12 1 (1.43%) SUSE
12 1 (1.43%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (31.43%) ITIL
2 19 (27.14%) Project Management
3 17 (24.29%) Release Management
4 16 (22.86%) Configuration Management
5 15 (21.43%) Problem Management
5 15 (21.43%) QMS
6 12 (17.14%) Network Design
7 10 (14.29%) Quality Management
8 8 (11.43%) Mathematics
9 7 (10.00%) Change Control
9 7 (10.00%) Software Testing
10 6 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (8.57%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (8.57%) Cybersecurity
10 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (8.57%) Risk Management
10 6 (8.57%) SIEM
10 6 (8.57%) Time Management
11 5 (7.14%) Server Building
12 4 (5.71%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.71%) Perl
2 10 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 10 (14.29%) SQL
3 8 (11.43%) C
3 8 (11.43%) Korn
4 5 (7.14%) Java
5 4 (5.71%) Python
6 3 (4.29%) VBA
7 2 (2.86%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.43%) Bourne shell
8 1 (1.43%) C#
8 1 (1.43%) C-shell
8 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.43%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.43%) VB
8 1 (1.43%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (10.00%) CISSP
2 7 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (8.57%) MCSE
3 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (7.14%) Degree
5 4 (5.71%) CCNP
5 4 (5.71%) ISEB
6 3 (4.29%) CCSP
6 3 (4.29%) CEH
6 3 (4.29%) CISM
6 3 (4.29%) GIAC
6 3 (4.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.86%) CCIE
7 2 (2.86%) CCNA
8 1 (1.43%) HND
8 1 (1.43%) IISP
8 1 (1.43%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.29%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.43%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 6 (8.57%) PowerHA
2 6 (8.57%) vSphere
3 3 (4.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.86%) RACF
4 2 (2.86%) Samba
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) KVM
5 1 (1.43%) NFS
5 1 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.00%) Ansible
2 6 (8.57%) EMC NetWorker
2 6 (8.57%) Microsoft Clustering
2 6 (8.57%) NetBackup
2 6 (8.57%) yum
3 3 (4.29%) QRadar
3 3 (4.29%) SCCM
4 2 (2.86%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (2.86%) Puppet
5 1 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.43%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.43%) vRealize
Vendors
1 21 (30.00%) Cisco
2 20 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.43%) VMware
4 11 (15.71%) HP
5 8 (11.43%) BT
5 8 (11.43%) Siemens
6 7 (10.00%) Citrix
6 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 7 (10.00%) Veritas
7 6 (8.57%) EMC
7 6 (8.57%) IBM
8 4 (5.71%) Juniper
9 3 (4.29%) Oracle
9 3 (4.29%) Splunk
10 2 (2.86%) FireEye
10 2 (2.86%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.86%) Sourcefire
11 1 (1.43%) F5
11 1 (1.43%) PlateSpin
11 1 (1.43%) Twitter