Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 158 104 93
Rank change year-on-year -54 -11 +30
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 36 58 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.70% 1.61% 2.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.00% 13.00% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 56
Scotland median daily rate £350 £400 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +19.85% +16.09%
10th Percentile £210 £189 £178
90th Percentile £525 £463 £413
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £393
% change year-on-year +4.29% +3.82% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 19
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -62.50% +155.18%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.25
90th Percentile £24.90 £65.20 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year -38.18% +41.03% +8.33%

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 600 446 913
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.62% 12.36% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 393 243 457
Scotland median daily rate £325 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +7.14% +3.87%
10th Percentile £200 £165 £213
90th Percentile £488 £475 £450
UK median daily rate £420 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +1.82% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 32 45
Scotland median hourly rate £15.63 £28.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.65% -25.32% +22.22%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.39 £14.17
90th Percentile £25.20 £56.97 £45.40
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.24% -18.00% +11.48%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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
Glasgow -26 15 £450 +13.92% 10
Edinburgh -26 13 £281 -25.00% 5
Fife +8 5 - - 1
Renfrewshire -35 1 £250 -39.76% 3
Scottish Borders - 1 £325 -
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 17 (47.22%) DNS
2 16 (44.44%) Linux
3 15 (41.67%) Finance
4 14 (38.89%) Firewall
5 12 (33.33%) Windows
5 12 (33.33%) Cisco
5 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
6 11 (30.56%) Java
7 10 (27.78%) DHCP
7 10 (27.78%) VMware
8 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (22.22%) VoIP
9 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (19.44%) CCNP
10 7 (19.44%) CCNA
10 7 (19.44%) SSL
10 7 (19.44%) Ethernet
10 7 (19.44%) HTTP
10 7 (19.44%) SQL
10 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
10 7 (19.44%) BGP
10 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
10 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
10 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
11 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (16.67%) Office 365
11 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
11 6 (16.67%) Windows Server

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 5 (13.89%) IIS
1 5 (13.89%) Office Communications Server
1 5 (13.89%) SharePoint
1 5 (13.89%) Skype for Business
2 4 (11.11%) Confluence
3 2 (5.56%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (19.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (16.67%) Office 365
3 5 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (11.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 4 (11.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 17 (47.22%) DNS
2 14 (38.89%) Firewall
3 10 (27.78%) DHCP
4 8 (22.22%) VoIP
5 7 (19.44%) BGP
5 7 (19.44%) EIGRP
5 7 (19.44%) Ethernet
5 7 (19.44%) HTTP
5 7 (19.44%) SSL
6 6 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (16.67%) VPN
7 5 (13.89%) Network Security
7 5 (13.89%) Skype
8 4 (11.11%) LAN
8 4 (11.11%) WAN
9 3 (8.33%) Internet
9 3 (8.33%) OSPF
9 3 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (5.56%) MPLS
10 2 (5.56%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 4 (11.11%) Jenkins
1 4 (11.11%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (2.78%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 15 (41.67%) Finance
2 4 (11.11%) Back Office
3 3 (8.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Banking
4 1 (2.78%) Law
4 1 (2.78%) Military
4 1 (2.78%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Designer
2 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Designer
2 6 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (13.89%) Test Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) C++ Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) IT Support
6 1 (2.78%) Junior Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Clustering
1 6 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.56%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Data Structures
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.78%) iSeries
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Private Cloud
4 1 (2.78%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 16 (44.44%) Linux
2 12 (33.33%) Windows
3 6 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (5.56%) Unix
5 1 (2.78%) Mac OS
5 1 (2.78%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (19.44%) Waterfall
3 5 (13.89%) Business Continuity
3 5 (13.89%) Capacity Planning
3 5 (13.89%) DevOps
3 5 (13.89%) Load Balancing
3 5 (13.89%) Manual Testing
3 5 (13.89%) Project Management
3 5 (13.89%) Test Automation
4 4 (11.11%) Configuration Management
4 4 (11.11%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) SDLC
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (8.33%) Decision-Making
5 3 (8.33%) Information Security
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Security Patching
5 3 (8.33%) Use Case
6 2 (5.56%) Risk Management
6 2 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) Java
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) C++
4 1 (2.78%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (19.44%) CCNA
2 7 (19.44%) CCNP
3 5 (13.89%) ISEB
3 5 (13.89%) ISTQB
4 4 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 4 (11.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) BC Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (2.78%) Def Stans
2 1 (2.78%) DO-178B
2 1 (2.78%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 12 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (11.11%) ISA Server
5 3 (8.33%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.78%) RACF
6 1 (2.78%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) Ansible
3 3 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) SCOM
Vendors
1 12 (33.33%) Cisco
2 11 (30.56%) Microsoft
3 10 (27.78%) VMware
4 6 (16.67%) Veritas
5 5 (13.89%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.33%) Oracle
7 2 (5.56%) AlgoSec
7 2 (5.56%) F5
7 2 (5.56%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.56%) Red Hat
7 2 (5.56%) Tufin
8 1 (2.78%) Capita
8 1 (2.78%) Centrify
8 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
8 1 (2.78%) Juniper
8 1 (2.78%) McAfee
8 1 (2.78%) Palo Alto