The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / South East
Rank 114 74 78
Rank change year-on-year -40 +4  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 137 238 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.75% 2.58% 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.18% 11.67% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 148 112
Median daily rate £450 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £150 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £328
% change year-on-year +12.67% +8.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £37.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.35% -5.12%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £14.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.53 £58.59 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +19.61%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1492 2039 2004
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.11% 20.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 1128 977
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 103 101
Median hourly rate £19.50 £42.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.57% +16.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £18.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire -1 42 £385 +14.92% 15
Berkshire -2 34 £500 +32.45% 14
Surrey -23 25 £350 -12.50% 9
Buckinghamshire -10 16 £450 +26.76% 7
West Sussex +6 11 £512 +18.12% 3
Oxfordshire -17 6 £463 +140.25% 1
Kent 0 2 £150 -65.90% 2
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 173 (53.89%) Windows
2 104 (32.40%) Linux
3 92 (28.66%) Active Directory
4 89 (27.73%) DNS
5 86 (26.79%) Firewall
6 85 (26.48%) Cisco
7 83 (25.86%) VMware
8 77 (23.99%) Security Cleared
9 69 (21.50%) Microsoft
10 67 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (19.63%) Windows 7
12 61 (19.00%) Unix
13 60 (18.69%) SSL
14 59 (18.38%) ITIL
15 58 (18.07%) SC Cleared
16 57 (17.76%) LAN
17 55 (17.13%) MS Office
18 53 (16.51%) WAN
19 52 (16.20%) HTTP
19 52 (16.20%) VPN
20 48 (14.95%) DHCP
21 47 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 45 (14.02%) Windows Server
22 45 (14.02%) Juniper
22 45 (14.02%) Python
23 44 (13.71%) Java
24 43 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
25 36 (11.21%) MPLS
25 36 (11.21%) CCNP
25 36 (11.21%) JavaScript

TCP/IP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 27 (8.41%) MS Exchange
2 25 (7.79%) Tomcat
3 19 (5.92%) Apache
4 13 (4.05%) IIS
4 13 (4.05%) JBoss
5 9 (2.80%) nginx
6 8 (2.49%) WebLogic
7 7 (2.18%) IBM Notes
8 5 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (1.56%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.62%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.31%) Apache Qpid
10 1 (0.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.31%) Confluence
10 1 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) QuickPlace
Applications
1 55 (17.13%) MS Office
2 30 (9.35%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.62%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.31%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.25%) Infor M3
3 2 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.54%) Office 365
2 15 (4.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.80%) GitHub
3 9 (2.80%) Google Analytics
4 4 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.93%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 89 (27.73%) DNS
2 86 (26.79%) Firewall
3 60 (18.69%) SSL
4 57 (17.76%) LAN
5 53 (16.51%) WAN
6 52 (16.20%) HTTP
6 52 (16.20%) VPN
7 48 (14.95%) DHCP
8 36 (11.21%) MPLS
9 34 (10.59%) BGP
10 33 (10.28%) ICMP
10 33 (10.28%) Internet
10 33 (10.28%) SNMP
11 26 (8.10%) Ethernet
11 26 (8.10%) Network Security
11 26 (8.10%) OSPF
11 26 (8.10%) Wireless
12 25 (7.79%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (6.85%) SSH
14 21 (6.54%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (4.98%) Hadoop
2 13 (4.05%) MySQL
3 9 (2.80%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.80%) NoSQL
4 8 (2.49%) Oracle Database
5 7 (2.18%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.93%) Big Data
8 2 (0.62%) Geospatial Data
8 2 (0.62%) GIS
8 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.62%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.31%) DB2
9 1 (0.31%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 36 (11.21%) Git (software)
2 23 (7.17%) Jenkins
3 13 (4.05%) Cucumber
3 13 (4.05%) Selenium
4 10 (3.12%) JIRA
5 9 (2.80%) Ant
5 9 (2.80%) Gatling
5 9 (2.80%) Grunt
5 9 (2.80%) gulp
5 9 (2.80%) IntelliJ
5 9 (2.80%) Karma Test Runner
5 9 (2.80%) Sublime Text
6 8 (2.49%) MSI
7 6 (1.87%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.87%) Subversion
8 5 (1.56%) JUnit
9 4 (1.25%) Mockito
9 4 (1.25%) Protractor
9 4 (1.25%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.25%) WebDriver
General
1 34 (10.59%) Telecoms
2 26 (8.10%) Finance
3 12 (3.74%) Back Office
4 9 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.18%) Electronics
6 6 (1.87%) Marketing
7 5 (1.56%) Games
8 4 (1.25%) Billing
8 4 (1.25%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.62%) Advertising
9 2 (0.62%) Law
9 2 (0.62%) Legal
9 2 (0.62%) Military
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.62%) Retail
10 1 (0.31%) Banking
10 1 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 53 (16.51%) Support Engineer
2 45 (14.02%) Developer
3 38 (11.84%) Network Engineer
4 24 (7.48%) Analyst
5 23 (7.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (6.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 18 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
8 17 (5.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 17 (5.30%) Consultant
9 16 (4.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 16 (4.98%) Desktop Support
10 15 (4.67%) Desktop Engineer
10 15 (4.67%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
10 15 (4.67%) Support Analyst
11 14 (4.36%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.74%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) IP Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) Security Engineer
13 11 (3.43%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.05%) HTML
1 13 (4.05%) Middleware
2 11 (3.43%) J2EE
3 9 (2.80%) AngularJS
3 9 (2.80%) Gherkin
3 9 (2.80%) jQuery
3 9 (2.80%) Node.js
3 9 (2.80%) REST
3 9 (2.80%) Servlets
3 9 (2.80%) Web Services
4 8 (2.49%) 802.1X
4 8 (2.49%) COM+
4 8 (2.49%) Hibernate
4 8 (2.49%) Spring
4 8 (2.49%) XML
5 7 (2.18%) CSS
5 7 (2.18%) SOAP
6 5 (1.56%) JMS
6 5 (1.56%) JSF
7 4 (1.25%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.28%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.54%) Enterprise Software
3 18 (5.61%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
5 15 (4.67%) Linux Command Line
6 13 (4.05%) Device Driver
7 9 (2.80%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.49%) Clustering
9 6 (1.87%) Mainframe
10 5 (1.56%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.56%) IPTV
10 5 (1.56%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.56%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.25%) PKI
11 4 (1.25%) STB
12 3 (0.93%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.93%) DataPower
12 3 (0.93%) FlexPod
12 3 (0.93%) Replication
12 3 (0.93%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 173 (53.89%) Windows
2 104 (32.40%) Linux
3 63 (19.63%) Windows 7
4 61 (19.00%) Unix
5 47 (14.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (14.02%) Windows Server
7 30 (9.35%) CentOS
8 28 (8.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (8.41%) Ubuntu
10 22 (6.85%) Windows 10
11 20 (6.23%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (5.30%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (4.98%) Debian
13 16 (4.98%) Windows XP
14 15 (4.67%) Windows 8
15 10 (3.12%) Android
16 8 (2.49%) Mac OS X
17 5 (1.56%) Windows NT
17 5 (1.56%) Windows Vista
17 5 (1.56%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (18.38%) ITIL
2 31 (9.66%) DevOps
3 25 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
4 24 (7.48%) Information Security
5 22 (6.85%) Incident Management
6 20 (6.23%) Continuous Integration
6 20 (6.23%) Software Engineering
7 18 (5.61%) Open Source
8 17 (5.30%) Problem Management
9 16 (4.98%) Change Management
10 15 (4.67%) Automated Testing
10 15 (4.67%) Configuration Management
11 14 (4.36%) Integration Testing
12 13 (4.05%) Kalman Filter
12 13 (4.05%) Prototyping
12 13 (4.05%) Service Management
13 12 (3.74%) Analytics
13 12 (3.74%) Network Design
13 12 (3.74%) Software Delivery
14 10 (3.12%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.02%) Python
2 44 (13.71%) Java
3 36 (11.21%) JavaScript
4 29 (9.03%) Perl
5 25 (7.79%) C++
6 24 (7.48%) C#
7 22 (6.85%) Bash Shell
7 22 (6.85%) PowerShell
8 13 (4.05%) C
9 12 (3.74%) SQL
10 11 (3.43%) Ruby
10 11 (3.43%) VBScript
11 9 (2.80%) Groovy
11 9 (2.80%) Haskell
11 9 (2.80%) Scala
12 6 (1.87%) PHP
12 6 (1.87%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.25%) Ada
13 4 (1.25%) Tcl
14 2 (0.62%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 77 (23.99%) Security Cleared
2 58 (18.07%) SC Cleared
3 43 (13.40%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (11.21%) CCNP
5 28 (8.72%) CCNA
6 22 (6.85%) Degree
7 19 (5.92%) DV Cleared
8 12 (3.74%) CCIE
8 12 (3.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (3.12%) CISSP
10 6 (1.87%) CCIP
11 5 (1.56%) GCIH
12 4 (1.25%) GIAC
12 4 (1.25%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.93%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.93%) MCP
13 3 (0.93%) MCSE
13 3 (0.93%) RHCSA
13 3 (0.93%) SANS
14 2 (0.62%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.05%) SLA
2 11 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.87%) QA
4 5 (1.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.31%) ISO26262
7 1 (0.31%) MISRA
7 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (28.66%) Active Directory
2 67 (20.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.23%) Firmware
4 19 (5.92%) vSphere
5 12 (3.74%) Hyper-V
5 12 (3.74%) vCloud
6 7 (2.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (2.18%) XenApp
7 6 (1.87%) Docker
7 6 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (1.56%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (1.25%) XenServer
10 3 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.62%) ACF2
11 2 (0.62%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 2 (0.62%) RACF
12 1 (0.31%) Snort
12 1 (0.31%) Xen
Systems Management
1 29 (9.03%) SCCM
2 22 (6.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 20 (6.23%) SELinux
4 19 (5.92%) Ansible
5 12 (3.74%) Puppet
6 9 (2.80%) Backup Exec
6 9 (2.80%) Grafana
6 9 (2.80%) Kibana
7 6 (1.87%) EdgeSight
7 6 (1.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 5 (1.56%) Nagios
8 5 (1.56%) Red Hat Satellite
8 5 (1.56%) SCOM
8 5 (1.56%) Tivoli NetView
9 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.25%) Nexpose
9 4 (1.25%) SafeCom
9 4 (1.25%) WMI
10 3 (0.93%) FortiGate
10 3 (0.93%) OVSD
Vendors
1 85 (26.48%) Cisco
2 83 (25.86%) VMware
3 69 (21.50%) Microsoft
4 45 (14.02%) Juniper
5 29 (9.03%) HP
6 21 (6.54%) Huawei
7 20 (6.23%) CheckPoint
8 16 (4.98%) F5
8 16 (4.98%) Red Hat
9 15 (4.67%) Palo Alto
10 14 (4.36%) Citrix
11 13 (4.05%) Ericsson
12 12 (3.74%) Oracle
13 11 (3.43%) Apple
13 11 (3.43%) Intel Security
13 11 (3.43%) Symantec
14 10 (3.12%) Google
14 10 (3.12%) Veeam
15 9 (2.80%) Nokia
15 9 (2.80%) Nokia Networks
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