Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 157 112 98
Rank change year-on-year -45 -14 +49
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 47 70 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.86% 1.47% 2.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 12.84% 12.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 57
Scotland median daily rate £325 £373 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.75% +16.04% +7.00%
10th Percentile £132 £212 £178
90th Percentile £484 £488 £388
UK median daily rate £413 £408 £388
% change year-on-year +1.23% +5.16% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 16
Scotland median hourly rate £15.25 £11.32 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.72% -70.21% +130.30%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.32 £14.55
90th Percentile £19.50 £11.32 £42.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.36 £21.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +13.30% +24.06%

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 578 545 926
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.59% 11.41% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 275 514
Scotland median daily rate £350 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +4.62%
10th Percentile £191 £140 £213
90th Percentile £519 £523 £445
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 42 51
Scotland median hourly rate £15.75 £31.93 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.67% -14.87% +130.77%
10th Percentile £10.75 £18.60 £13.50
90th Percentile £33.75 £46.50 £42.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 September 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
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 September 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 -24 18 £200 -42.86% 3
Glasgow -10 14 £425 +8.97% 11
Fife 0 2 - -
Scottish Borders - 2 £375 -
Dundee -9 1 - - 1
Renfrewshire -30 1 £350 -15.66%
West Lothian - 1 £375 - 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 20 (42.55%) Cisco
2 16 (34.04%) Windows
3 14 (29.79%) LAN
3 14 (29.79%) WAN
4 13 (27.66%) Firewall
4 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.53%) Linux
6 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (23.40%) VPN
7 10 (21.28%) DNS
7 10 (21.28%) CCNA
7 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
8 9 (19.15%) DHCP
8 9 (19.15%) Migration
8 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
8 9 (19.15%) Finance
8 9 (19.15%) VMware
8 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
8 9 (19.15%) OSPF
8 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
8 9 (19.15%) BGP
8 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
8 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
9 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
9 8 (17.02%) CCNP
9 8 (17.02%) SQL
10 7 (14.89%) SQL 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 4 (8.51%) CICS
1 4 (8.51%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.38%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (6.38%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.26%) Apache
3 2 (4.26%) IIS
3 2 (4.26%) JBoss
3 2 (4.26%) Oracle Collaboration Suite
4 1 (2.13%) Confluence
4 1 (2.13%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.64%) Office 365
2 4 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.13%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.79%) LAN
1 14 (29.79%) WAN
2 13 (27.66%) Firewall
3 11 (23.40%) VPN
4 10 (21.28%) DNS
5 9 (19.15%) BGP
5 9 (19.15%) DHCP
5 9 (19.15%) EIGRP
5 9 (19.15%) OSPF
6 7 (14.89%) ADSL
6 7 (14.89%) ATM
6 7 (14.89%) DSL
6 7 (14.89%) Ethernet
6 7 (14.89%) Internet
6 7 (14.89%) MPLS
6 7 (14.89%) RIP
6 7 (14.89%) xDSL
7 6 (12.77%) Network Security
8 5 (10.64%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (8.51%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (4.26%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.13%) DB2
4 1 (2.13%) GIS
4 1 (2.13%) IDMS
4 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (6.38%) JIRA
2 2 (4.26%) Artifactory
2 2 (4.26%) CppUnit
2 2 (4.26%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.26%) JUnit
3 1 (2.13%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (19.15%) Finance
1 9 (19.15%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.51%) Banking
3 2 (4.26%) Games
4 1 (2.13%) Law
4 1 (2.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (19.15%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.89%) Analyst
2 7 (14.89%) Developer
3 5 (10.64%) Backend Developer
4 4 (8.51%) Designer
4 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Designer
4 4 (8.51%) IT Support
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
5 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Analyst
5 3 (6.38%) Consultant
5 3 (6.38%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.26%) Architect
6 2 (4.26%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (4.26%) Lead Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Programmer
6 2 (4.26%) Security Architect
6 2 (4.26%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.26%) Support Technician
6 2 (4.26%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.64%) XML
2 3 (6.38%) HTML
3 2 (4.26%) AngularJS
3 2 (4.26%) HTML5
3 2 (4.26%) JSON
3 2 (4.26%) Kafka
3 2 (4.26%) LDAP
3 2 (4.26%) RESTful
3 2 (4.26%) SOAP
3 2 (4.26%) Web Services
3 2 (4.26%) WebSockets
4 1 (2.13%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.02%) Data Structures
2 5 (10.64%) Algorithms
3 4 (8.51%) Clustering
4 3 (6.38%) Data Centre
4 3 (6.38%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 2 (4.26%) iPhone
5 2 (4.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.26%) Private Cloud
6 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.13%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.13%) EMC VNX
6 1 (2.13%) iSeries
6 1 (2.13%) LPAR
6 1 (2.13%) Tandem
6 1 (2.13%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.04%) Windows
2 12 (25.53%) Linux
3 7 (14.89%) Unix
4 4 (8.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.51%) Windows Server
5 3 (6.38%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.26%) Android
6 2 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.13%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.13%) OpenVMS
7 1 (2.13%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (27.66%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (19.15%) Migration
2 9 (19.15%) Test Automation
3 7 (14.89%) Open Source
4 6 (12.77%) Kanban
5 5 (10.64%) Incident Management
5 5 (10.64%) ITIL
5 5 (10.64%) OO
5 5 (10.64%) OOD
6 3 (6.38%) Configuration Management
6 3 (6.38%) Data Management
6 3 (6.38%) DevOps
6 3 (6.38%) Network Design
6 3 (6.38%) Use Case
6 3 (6.38%) Workload Management
7 2 (4.26%) Decision-Making
7 2 (4.26%) Multithreaded Programming
7 2 (4.26%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (4.26%) Scenario Testing
7 2 (4.26%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.02%) SQL
2 5 (10.64%) Java
3 3 (6.38%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.38%) Python
3 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
4 2 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (4.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.26%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) PL/SQL
4 2 (4.26%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.13%) C
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (21.28%) CCNA
3 9 (19.15%) SC Cleared
3 9 (19.15%) Security Cleared
4 8 (17.02%) CCNP
5 7 (14.89%) BC Cleared
5 7 (14.89%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (4.26%) CCIP
6 2 (4.26%) ISEB
6 2 (4.26%) ISTQB
7 1 (2.13%) Degree
7 1 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.13%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.53%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.51%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.26%) Docker
4 2 (4.26%) ISA Server
4 2 (4.26%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) NFS
5 1 (2.13%) RACF
5 1 (2.13%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (2.13%) VMware NSX
5 1 (2.13%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 2 (4.26%) DameWare
2 2 (4.26%) Kubernetes
2 2 (4.26%) vCenter Server
3 1 (2.13%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.13%) Ansible
3 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 20 (42.55%) Cisco
2 10 (21.28%) Microsoft
3 9 (19.15%) CheckPoint
3 9 (19.15%) VMware
4 4 (8.51%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 4 (8.51%) Juniper
4 4 (8.51%) Nortel
4 4 (8.51%) Veritas
5 3 (6.38%) CA
5 3 (6.38%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) Oracle
6 2 (4.26%) Acronis
6 2 (4.26%) Ciena
6 2 (4.26%) Ericsson
6 2 (4.26%) Fortinet
6 2 (4.26%) Huawei
6 2 (4.26%) McAfee
6 2 (4.26%) Palo Alto
6 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 1 (2.13%) AlgoSec