Period
to 15 December 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 15 December 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
15 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 123 97
Rank change year-on-year -19 -26 +29
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 56 73 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.08% 1.46% 2.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.79% 12.63% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 53
Scotland median daily rate £325 £350 £321
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +9.03% +9.28%
10th Percentile £132 £274 £203
90th Percentile £428 £525 £441
UK median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 7
Scotland median hourly rate £19.00 £12.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.10% -41.67% -43.85%
10th Percentile £15.88 £11.32 £14.61
90th Percentile £76.50 £17.70 £45.20
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +31.58% -47.22% +105.71%

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 519 578 710
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 10.00% 11.58% 17.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 317 422
Scotland median daily rate £375 £365 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +7.35% -2.86%
10th Percentile £143 £150 £207
90th Percentile £525 £538 £450
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 30 22
Scotland median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +17.65% +25.00%
10th Percentile £13.30 £11.32 £13.50
90th Percentile £36.40 £46.05 £51.80
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.31%

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 15 December 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 15 December 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 15 December 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 17 £140 -60.00% 2
Glasgow -18 14 £138 -54.00% 4
Renfrewshire -1 7 £385 - 1
West Lothian - 2 £375 - 1
South Lanarkshire - 2 £488 -
Dundee -3 1 - -
Scottish Borders - 1 £425 -
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 18 (32.14%) Unix
2 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (28.57%) Linux
4 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 15 (26.79%) LAN
4 15 (26.79%) WAN
5 14 (25.00%) DNS
5 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 14 (25.00%) Data Structures
6 13 (23.21%) Open Source
6 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
7 12 (21.43%) Cisco
7 12 (21.43%) Java
7 12 (21.43%) Perl
8 11 (19.64%) Apache
8 11 (19.64%) Internet
8 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
8 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
8 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.07%) OOD
10 9 (16.07%) OO
10 9 (16.07%) XML
10 9 (16.07%) SQL
10 9 (16.07%) Bash Shell
10 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
10 9 (16.07%) Lean Software Development
11 8 (14.29%) Server Management
11 8 (14.29%) Windows 10
11 8 (14.29%) Windows 7

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 11 (19.64%) Apache
2 4 (7.14%) CICS
2 4 (7.14%) JBoss
3 3 (5.36%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) CMS
4 2 (3.57%) Confluence
4 2 (3.57%) IIS
5 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.57%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.36%) Office 365
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.79%) Apigee
2 1 (1.79%) IaaS
2 1 (1.79%) PaaS
2 1 (1.79%) Route 53
2 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.79%) LAN
1 15 (26.79%) WAN
2 14 (25.00%) DNS
3 11 (19.64%) Internet
4 8 (14.29%) Ethernet
5 7 (12.50%) HTTP
5 7 (12.50%) iSCSI
5 7 (12.50%) SAN
5 7 (12.50%) Wireless
6 6 (10.71%) Firewall
7 5 (8.93%) Network Security
8 4 (7.14%) BGP
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (7.14%) DSL
8 4 (7.14%) DWDM
8 4 (7.14%) EIGRP
8 4 (7.14%) MPLS
8 4 (7.14%) OSPF
8 4 (7.14%) RIP
8 4 (7.14%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2012
1 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (7.14%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.79%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) GIS
3 1 (1.79%) IDMS
Development Applications
1 4 (7.14%) Artifactory
1 4 (7.14%) CppUnit
1 4 (7.14%) JIRA
1 4 (7.14%) JUnit
2 3 (5.36%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.57%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.79%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.36%) Banking
3 2 (3.57%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (25.00%) Developer
2 9 (16.07%) Backend Developer
3 8 (14.29%) Analyst
4 6 (10.71%) Network Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) IT Support
5 5 (8.93%) Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.36%) Applications Support Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support
7 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) IT Support Technician
7 3 (5.36%) IT Technician
7 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Software Developer
7 3 (5.36%) Support Technician
7 3 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.07%) XML
2 5 (8.93%) AngularJS
2 5 (8.93%) HTML
2 5 (8.93%) RESTful
2 5 (8.93%) SOAP
3 4 (7.14%) HTML5
3 4 (7.14%) JSON
3 4 (7.14%) Kafka
3 4 (7.14%) Web Services
3 4 (7.14%) WebSockets
4 3 (5.36%) XSLT
5 2 (3.57%) LDAP
5 2 (3.57%) Spring
6 1 (1.79%) ISPF
6 1 (1.79%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Data Structures
2 9 (16.07%) Algorithms
3 5 (8.93%) Blackberry
4 4 (7.14%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.36%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (5.36%) iPhone
5 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.79%) iPad
6 1 (1.79%) LPAR
6 1 (1.79%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Unix
2 16 (28.57%) Linux
3 15 (26.79%) Windows
4 8 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 8 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (5.36%) Solaris
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.57%) Android
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.36%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.21%) Open Source
2 13 (23.21%) Test Automation
3 9 (16.07%) Lean Software Development
3 9 (16.07%) OO
3 9 (16.07%) OOD
4 8 (14.29%) Configuration Management
4 8 (14.29%) ITIL
4 8 (14.29%) Server Management
5 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 7 (12.50%) Kanban
5 7 (12.50%) Validation
6 6 (10.71%) Migration
7 5 (8.93%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Data Management
7 5 (8.93%) Unit Testing
8 4 (7.14%) Multithreading
8 4 (7.14%) Refactoring
8 4 (7.14%) Scrum
8 4 (7.14%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) Java
1 12 (21.43%) Perl
2 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
3 9 (16.07%) Bash Shell
3 9 (16.07%) SQL
4 7 (12.50%) C-shell
4 7 (12.50%) Korn
5 6 (10.71%) Python
6 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
6 5 (8.93%) T-SQL
7 4 (7.14%) C#
7 4 (7.14%) PL/SQL
8 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
8 3 (5.36%) XPath
9 1 (1.79%) C
9 1 (1.79%) C++
9 1 (1.79%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) SC Cleared
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.71%) CCNA
4 5 (8.93%) ACDT
4 5 (8.93%) ACHDS
4 5 (8.93%) ACTC
4 5 (8.93%) CCNP
4 5 (8.93%) MCDST
4 5 (8.93%) MCP
4 5 (8.93%) MCSA
4 5 (8.93%) MCSE
4 5 (8.93%) MCSM
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (8.93%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (7.14%) BC Cleared
5 4 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (3.57%) CCIP
6 2 (3.57%) Degree
6 2 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.36%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.50%) Samba
3 4 (7.14%) Docker
3 4 (7.14%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (5.36%) VMware NSX
5 2 (3.57%) Terminal Services
5 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Time Sharing Option
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.57%) DameWare
4 1 (1.79%) Packer
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 12 (21.43%) Cisco
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.29%) Apple
4 7 (12.50%) Centrify
4 7 (12.50%) Oracle
5 6 (10.71%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.93%) Citrix
7 4 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 4 (7.14%) Juniper
7 4 (7.14%) Nortel
8 3 (5.36%) CA
8 3 (5.36%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Acronis
9 2 (3.57%) Ciena
9 2 (3.57%) Ericsson
9 2 (3.57%) Huawei
9 2 (3.57%) VMware
10 1 (1.79%) IBM
10 1 (1.79%) MuleSoft
10 1 (1.79%) Palo Alto