Period
to 21 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 132 90 115
Rank change year-on-year -42 +25 +7
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 58 79 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.18% 2.10% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.19% 12.04% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 41 52
Scotland median daily rate £365 £340 £334
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +1.87% +3.49%
10th Percentile £256 £119 £190
90th Percentile £525 £450 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 3
Scotland median hourly rate £13.50 £38.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.94% -3.75% +122.22%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.32 £20.00
90th Percentile £31.20 £62.00 £42.40
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £34.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -49.64% +93.06% -7.69%

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 569 656 720
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 11.58% 17.47% 13.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 387 338
Scotland median daily rate £375 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.29% -6.21% +7.41%
10th Percentile £152 £194 £189
90th Percentile £539 £455 £450
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 20
Scotland median hourly rate £17.18 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.19% -1.18% -29.17%
10th Percentile £11.96 £11.32 £12.35
90th Percentile £35.94 £57.50 £43.08
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -13 34 £365 +32.73% 4
Glasgow -15 10 £300 -25.00% 5
Fife +9 8 £500 - 1
Aberdeen -13 3 £425 +38.78%
Renfrewshire +27 2 £250 -22.12%
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 26 (44.83%) Linux
1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) DNS
3 18 (31.03%) Java
4 16 (27.59%) Windows
5 14 (24.14%) Cisco
5 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
5 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (22.41%) HTTP
7 11 (18.97%) LAN
7 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
8 10 (17.24%) BGP
8 10 (17.24%) IIS
8 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
9 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
9 9 (15.52%) VoIP
9 9 (15.52%) VPN
9 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
9 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (15.52%) VMware
9 9 (15.52%) Finance
9 9 (15.52%) Project Management
10 8 (13.79%) Wireless
10 8 (13.79%) SSL
10 8 (13.79%) DHCP
10 8 (13.79%) Ethernet
10 8 (13.79%) WAN
10 8 (13.79%) .NET
10 8 (13.79%) SQL
10 8 (13.79%) Network Security

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 10 (17.24%) IIS
2 5 (8.62%) Apache
3 4 (6.90%) JBoss
4 3 (5.17%) Confluence
5 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.72%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.72%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.72%) MTS
6 1 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (10.34%) IaaS
2 6 (10.34%) PaaS
3 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.17%) GitHub
4 3 (5.17%) SaaS
5 2 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.72%) Office 365
6 1 (1.72%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 26 (44.83%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) DNS
3 13 (22.41%) HTTP
4 11 (18.97%) LAN
5 10 (17.24%) BGP
6 9 (15.52%) VoIP
6 9 (15.52%) VPN
7 8 (13.79%) DHCP
7 8 (13.79%) Ethernet
7 8 (13.79%) Network Security
7 8 (13.79%) SSL
7 8 (13.79%) WAN
7 8 (13.79%) Wireless
8 7 (12.07%) Internet
8 7 (12.07%) SAN
9 6 (10.34%) EIGRP
9 6 (10.34%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (10.34%) VLAN
10 5 (8.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (6.90%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 4 (6.90%) Maven
2 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.17%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.17%) JIRA
2 3 (5.17%) JMeter
2 3 (5.17%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.72%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (1.72%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 4 (6.90%) Back Office
4 1 (1.72%) Military
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Network Engineer
2 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Test Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Leader
8 2 (3.45%) C++ Software Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Information Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Information Security Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Java Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Non-Functional Tester
8 2 (3.45%) Security Analyst
8 2 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (3.45%) Server Specialist
8 2 (3.45%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (13.79%) .NET
2 5 (8.62%) Web Services
2 5 (8.62%) XML
3 4 (6.90%) Ajax
3 4 (6.90%) Java EE
3 4 (6.90%) jQuery
3 4 (6.90%) RESTful
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
4 3 (5.17%) EJB
4 3 (5.17%) EJB 3.0
4 3 (5.17%) Hibernate
4 3 (5.17%) HTML
4 3 (5.17%) JPA
4 3 (5.17%) LDAP
4 3 (5.17%) XSLT
5 1 (1.72%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.72%) Gherkin
5 1 (1.72%) REST
5 1 (1.72%) SAML
5 1 (1.72%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.97%) Data Centre
2 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.62%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (6.90%) Private Cloud
5 3 (5.17%) DataPower
5 3 (5.17%) Device Driver
6 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.45%) PKI
6 2 (3.45%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 1 (1.72%) Clustering
7 1 (1.72%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.72%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.72%) iPad
7 1 (1.72%) iPhone
7 1 (1.72%) PDA
7 1 (1.72%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 26 (44.83%) Linux
2 16 (27.59%) Windows
3 8 (13.79%) Windows Server
4 6 (10.34%) Unix
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) AIX
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (24.14%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (17.24%) Test Automation
3 9 (15.52%) Project Management
4 7 (12.07%) DevOps
4 7 (12.07%) Information Security
5 5 (8.62%) Change Control
6 4 (6.90%) Business Continuity
6 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (6.90%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.90%) Manual Testing
6 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 4 (6.90%) Risk Management
6 4 (6.90%) Waterfall
7 3 (5.17%) Application Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.17%) Concurrent Programming
7 3 (5.17%) Database Security
7 3 (5.17%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (5.17%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 18 (31.03%) Java
2 8 (13.79%) SQL
3 7 (12.07%) JavaScript
4 6 (10.34%) Perl
5 4 (6.90%) C#
5 4 (6.90%) C++
6 3 (5.17%) Bash Shell
7 2 (3.45%) C
7 2 (3.45%) PHP
7 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.45%) Python
8 1 (1.72%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (12.07%) CCNP
3 6 (10.34%) CCNA
4 4 (6.90%) ISEB
4 4 (6.90%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
6 2 (3.45%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.45%) Degree
7 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.72%) CISM
7 1 (1.72%) CISSP
7 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.72%) MCDST
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.72%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (3.45%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (1.72%) Def Stans
4 1 (1.72%) DO-178B
4 1 (1.72%) IEC 61508
4 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 14 (24.14%) Active Directory
2 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.17%) VMware NSX
4 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (1.72%) Docker
5 1 (1.72%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.34%) Ansible
2 3 (5.17%) SCCM
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
3 2 (3.45%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (3.45%) WSUS
4 1 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Nagios
4 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (24.14%) Cisco
2 9 (15.52%) Microsoft
2 9 (15.52%) VMware
3 5 (8.62%) F5
4 4 (6.90%) AlgoSec
4 4 (6.90%) Citrix
4 4 (6.90%) Red Hat
4 4 (6.90%) Tufin
5 3 (5.17%) CheckPoint
5 3 (5.17%) IBM
6 2 (3.45%) Imperva
7 1 (1.72%) Apple
7 1 (1.72%) CA
7 1 (1.72%) Capita
7 1 (1.72%) EMC
7 1 (1.72%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.72%) HP
7 1 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) Symantec
7 1 (1.72%) Veritas