Period
to 21 July 2018

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 21 July 2018 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
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 118 101
Rank change year-on-year -55 -17 +55
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 39 57 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 1.35% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.08% 12.00% 12.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 30 53
Scotland median daily rate £325 £380 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.47% +15.15% +10.00%
10th Percentile £131 £213 £182
90th Percentile £491 £453 £388
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 19
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £11.32 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.26% -71.70% +146.15%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £17.25
90th Percentile £24.60 £14.26 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £21.13
% change year-on-year -26.32% +12.43% +25.89%

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 641 475 911
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.43% 11.21% 16.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 251 475
Scotland median daily rate £325 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +2.86% +7.69%
10th Percentile £191 £163 £223
90th Percentile £510 £463 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 34 48
Scotland median hourly rate £15.38 £32.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.69% -18.75% +29.03%
10th Percentile £10.95 £15.01 £14.21
90th Percentile £32.48 £48.08 £44.95
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

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 21 July 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Scotland

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Scotland over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

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 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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 -35 16 £225 -23.73% 6
Glasgow -25 13 £425 +6.25% 7
Fife +3 4 - -
Renfrewshire -39 1 £350 -15.66% 2
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 15 (38.46%) Windows
3 14 (35.90%) DNS
4 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 13 (33.33%) Linux
4 13 (33.33%) Firewall
5 12 (30.77%) Finance
5 12 (30.77%) DHCP
6 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
6 11 (28.21%) VMware
6 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (23.08%) VPN
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (20.51%) BGP
8 8 (20.51%) WAN
8 8 (20.51%) LAN
8 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
9 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
9 7 (17.95%) SQL
9 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
9 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
9 7 (17.95%) CCNP
9 7 (17.95%) CCNA
9 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
9 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
9 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
10 6 (15.38%) Network Security
10 6 (15.38%) Office 365
10 6 (15.38%) OSPF

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 4 (10.26%) IIS
1 4 (10.26%) Office Communications Server
1 4 (10.26%) SharePoint
1 4 (10.26%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.13%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
3 1 (2.56%) CICS
3 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 5 (12.82%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
2 4 (10.26%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (10.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (2.56%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) DNS
2 13 (33.33%) Firewall
3 12 (30.77%) DHCP
4 9 (23.08%) VPN
5 8 (20.51%) BGP
5 8 (20.51%) EIGRP
5 8 (20.51%) LAN
5 8 (20.51%) WAN
6 7 (17.95%) Ethernet
7 6 (15.38%) Network Security
7 6 (15.38%) OSPF
7 6 (15.38%) VoIP
8 4 (10.26%) ADSL
8 4 (10.26%) ATM
8 4 (10.26%) DSL
8 4 (10.26%) Internet
8 4 (10.26%) MPLS
8 4 (10.26%) Skype
8 4 (10.26%) VLAN
8 4 (10.26%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.56%) JIRA
1 1 (2.56%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (2.56%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (30.77%) Finance
2 5 (12.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
3 2 (5.13%) Banking
4 1 (2.56%) Law
4 1 (2.56%) Military
4 1 (2.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (17.95%) Analyst
1 7 (17.95%) Network Engineer
2 5 (12.82%) Designer
2 5 (12.82%) Infrastructure Designer
3 4 (10.26%) Test Analyst
4 3 (7.69%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Backend Developer
4 3 (7.69%) Developer
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Consultant
5 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Lead Security Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Platform Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Server Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) SQL Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
5 2 (5.13%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.13%) LDAP
1 2 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.82%) Clustering
1 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
2 3 (7.69%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.13%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.13%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.56%) EMC VNX
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.56%) iSeries
4 1 (2.56%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.56%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 15 (38.46%) Windows
2 13 (33.33%) Linux
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Apple iOS
5 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.56%) OpenVMS
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.56%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
3 5 (12.82%) ITIL
3 5 (12.82%) Migration
4 4 (10.26%) Incident Management
4 4 (10.26%) Manual Testing
5 3 (7.69%) Kanban
5 3 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 3 (7.69%) OO
5 3 (7.69%) OOD
5 3 (7.69%) Open Source
5 3 (7.69%) Security Patching
5 3 (7.69%) Use Case
5 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.13%) Data Management
6 2 (5.13%) Decision-Making
6 2 (5.13%) DevOps
6 2 (5.13%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (5.13%) Project Management
6 2 (5.13%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.95%) SQL
2 6 (15.38%) Java
3 4 (10.26%) PowerShell
4 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (5.13%) C++
5 2 (5.13%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.56%) C
6 1 (2.56%) Embedded C++
6 1 (2.56%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) CCNA
2 7 (17.95%) CCNP
2 7 (17.95%) SC Cleared
2 7 (17.95%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) BC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (10.26%) ISEB
3 4 (10.26%) ISTQB
4 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) Def Stans
1 1 (2.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.56%) DO-178B
1 1 (2.56%) IEC 61508
1 1 (2.56%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (12.82%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (7.69%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.13%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.13%) vSphere
5 2 (5.13%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.56%) NFS
6 1 (2.56%) RACF
6 1 (2.56%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) SCCM
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (5.13%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.56%) Ansible
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) Cisco
2 11 (28.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (28.21%) VMware
3 7 (17.95%) CheckPoint
4 5 (12.82%) Veritas
5 4 (10.26%) Citrix
6 3 (7.69%) Oracle
7 2 (5.13%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.56%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 1 (2.56%) CA
8 1 (2.56%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.56%) F5
8 1 (2.56%) Fortinet
8 1 (2.56%) Huawei
8 1 (2.56%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.56%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) McAfee
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) Nortel
8 1 (2.56%) Tufin