Period
to 25 May 2018

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 6 months to 25 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)
England > South East
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 123 92
Rank change year-on-year -31 -31 -1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 261 277 442
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.55% 1.81% 2.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.02% 9.94% 11.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 140 170 277
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +19.72% +1.43%
10th Percentile £269 £158 £163
90th Percentile £601 £538 £480
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 35 26
South East median hourly rate £15.50 £19.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.51% -40.91% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.60 £10.38
90th Percentile £117.38 £48.75 £57.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £30.75 £18.00
% change year-on-year -43.09% +70.83% -

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,604 2,788 3,726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.46% 18.20% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,336 1,612 2,069
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £224
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 184 208
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.25% -48.46% +3.75%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.70
90th Percentile £51.75 £45.87 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 25 May 2018.

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 6 months to 25 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
Thames Valley -13 102 £425 -10.53% 34
Surrey -9 73 £450 +27.66% 19
Berkshire -17 60 £425 -17.07% 20
Hampshire -54 39 £300 -26.83% 13
West Sussex +5 36 £520 +10.37% 6
Buckinghamshire 0 31 £423 -6.11% 7
Oxfordshire +6 11 £488 +5.41% 7
Middlesex +1 4 £444 +9.51%
Kent +10 3 £325 +91.18% 6
East Sussex - 2 £313 - 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 South East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 112 (42.91%) Linux
2 106 (40.61%) Windows
3 100 (38.31%) Firewall
4 73 (27.97%) DNS
5 66 (25.29%) Microsoft
6 65 (24.90%) ITIL
7 59 (22.61%) VMware
8 55 (21.07%) Cisco
9 51 (19.54%) HTTP
9 51 (19.54%) Active Directory
9 51 (19.54%) Java
10 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
11 48 (18.39%) Unix
12 45 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
13 44 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
14 43 (16.48%) SC Cleared
15 42 (16.09%) Git (software)
15 42 (16.09%) BGP
16 41 (15.71%) REST
17 40 (15.33%) Change Management
18 38 (14.56%) WAN
19 37 (14.18%) DHCP
19 37 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
20 36 (13.79%) Windows Server
21 35 (13.41%) SSL
21 35 (13.41%) OSPF
22 34 (13.03%) Python
23 33 (12.64%) LAN
24 32 (12.26%) VPN
24 32 (12.26%) Wireless

TCP/IP
Co-occurring 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 24 (9.20%) Tomcat
2 18 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 17 (6.51%) IIS
4 16 (6.13%) Apache
5 13 (4.98%) Confluence
6 12 (4.60%) JBoss
7 11 (4.21%) nginx
8 10 (3.83%) GemFire
9 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (3.07%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.68%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.53%) SAS
12 2 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.38%) CMS
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2000
13 1 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 22 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.53%) Oracle EBS
1 4 (1.53%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 31 (11.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (11.11%) PaaS
3 24 (9.20%) Office 365
4 21 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (7.66%) SaaS
6 16 (6.13%) IaaS
7 12 (4.60%) NuGet
8 8 (3.07%) Google Analytics
9 7 (2.68%) GitHub
10 4 (1.53%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.77%) Force.com
11 2 (0.77%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.38%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (0.38%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 100 (38.31%) Firewall
2 73 (27.97%) DNS
3 51 (19.54%) HTTP
4 42 (16.09%) BGP
5 38 (14.56%) WAN
6 37 (14.18%) DHCP
7 35 (13.41%) OSPF
7 35 (13.41%) SSL
8 33 (12.64%) LAN
9 32 (12.26%) VPN
9 32 (12.26%) Wireless
10 29 (11.11%) Network Security
11 23 (8.81%) IPsec
12 18 (6.90%) VLAN
13 17 (6.51%) Cisco ASA
14 16 (6.13%) FTP
15 15 (5.75%) SMTP
16 14 (5.36%) ICMP
16 14 (5.36%) SSH
17 13 (4.98%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.49%) Relational Database
2 21 (8.05%) RDBMS
3 19 (7.28%) SQL Server
4 17 (6.51%) MongoDB
5 14 (5.36%) NoSQL
6 12 (4.60%) Apache Cassandra
7 10 (3.83%) Oracle Database
7 10 (3.83%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (3.45%) MySQL
9 3 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.15%) Hadoop
9 3 (1.15%) SAS Data Integration Studio
9 3 (1.15%) SAS Enterprise Guide
10 2 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.77%) Big Data
11 1 (0.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 42 (16.09%) Git (software)
2 28 (10.73%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.66%) Eclipse
4 19 (7.28%) Cucumber
5 16 (6.13%) JIRA
6 13 (4.98%) IntelliJ
6 13 (4.98%) Maven
6 13 (4.98%) Selenium
7 12 (4.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 12 (4.60%) Team Foundation Server
7 12 (4.60%) TeamCity
7 12 (4.60%) Visual Studio
8 10 (3.83%) Ant
8 10 (3.83%) Gatling
8 10 (3.83%) Mockito
9 8 (3.07%) gulp
9 8 (3.07%) JUnit
10 7 (2.68%) Grunt
10 7 (2.68%) Karma Test Runner
10 7 (2.68%) Sublime Text
General
1 29 (11.11%) Finance
2 12 (4.60%) Telecoms
3 11 (4.21%) Automotive
4 10 (3.83%) Retail
5 8 (3.07%) Marketing
6 6 (2.30%) Back Office
7 5 (1.92%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.77%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.77%) Banking
8 2 (0.77%) Games
9 1 (0.38%) Electronics
9 1 (0.38%) Publishing
9 1 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (17.24%) Developer
2 40 (15.33%) Network Engineer
3 29 (11.11%) Architect
4 22 (8.43%) Analyst
5 20 (7.66%) Security Engineer
6 19 (7.28%) Support Engineer
7 18 (6.90%) Java Developer
7 18 (6.90%) Team Leader
8 15 (5.75%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) Scala Developer
10 13 (4.98%) Solutions Architect
11 12 (4.60%) 1st Line Support
11 12 (4.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Infrastructure Team Leader
12 11 (4.21%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.83%) AWS Engineer
14 9 (3.45%) Consultant
14 9 (3.45%) IT Support
15 8 (3.07%) Administrator
16 7 (2.68%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (15.71%) REST
2 27 (10.34%) XML
3 25 (9.58%) HTML
4 20 (7.66%) Spring
5 19 (7.28%) Hibernate
6 18 (6.90%) JSON
7 17 (6.51%) SOAP
8 16 (6.13%) .NET
8 16 (6.13%) Web Services
9 14 (5.36%) CSS
10 13 (4.98%) J2EE
11 11 (4.21%) .NET Core
11 11 (4.21%) JPA
11 11 (4.21%) Node.js
11 11 (4.21%) Play Framework
11 11 (4.21%) Spring Boot
12 10 (3.83%) Ajax
12 10 (3.83%) PrimeFaces
12 10 (3.83%) RESTful
12 10 (3.83%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 30 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (8.43%) Data Centre
3 12 (4.60%) Enterprise Cloud
3 12 (4.60%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (3.83%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.45%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.07%) Linux Command Line
7 7 (2.68%) DataPower
7 7 (2.68%) Infotainment
7 7 (2.68%) MPEG
8 6 (2.30%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.30%) PKI
8 6 (2.30%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.92%) NHS
9 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.92%) STB
10 4 (1.53%) CMDB
10 4 (1.53%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.15%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 112 (42.91%) Linux
2 106 (40.61%) Windows
3 48 (18.39%) Unix
4 36 (13.79%) Windows Server
5 17 (6.51%) Windows 7
6 15 (5.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (4.21%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.68%) Check Point GAiA
10 6 (2.30%) CentOS
11 4 (1.53%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.53%) SUSE
11 4 (1.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.15%) AIX
12 3 (1.15%) Debian
12 3 (1.15%) Solaris
12 3 (1.15%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.15%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.77%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (24.90%) ITIL
2 45 (17.24%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (15.33%) Change Management
4 37 (14.18%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (11.88%) DevOps
6 30 (11.49%) Network Virtualisation
7 27 (10.34%) TDD
8 24 (9.20%) Microservices
9 23 (8.81%) ITIL V3
9 23 (8.81%) Problem Management
9 23 (8.81%) SDLC
10 22 (8.43%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (7.66%) Open Source
12 19 (7.28%) Change Control
12 19 (7.28%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
13 18 (6.90%) Configuration Management
14 17 (6.51%) Scrum
15 16 (6.13%) Continuous Integration
15 16 (6.13%) Time Management
16 15 (5.75%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 51 (19.54%) Java
2 34 (13.03%) Python
3 28 (10.73%) Perl
4 26 (9.96%) C#
4 26 (9.96%) SQL
5 25 (9.58%) JavaScript
6 19 (7.28%) Bash Shell
6 19 (7.28%) C++
7 18 (6.90%) Shell Script
8 16 (6.13%) Ruby
8 16 (6.13%) Scala
9 12 (4.60%) CQL
10 11 (4.21%) Groovy
10 11 (4.21%) Haskell
10 11 (4.21%) Java 8
11 7 (2.68%) C
12 6 (2.30%) PowerShell
12 6 (2.30%) VBA
13 2 (0.77%) Apex Code
14 1 (0.38%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 49 (18.77%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.48%) SC Cleared
3 29 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (9.96%) CCNP
5 19 (7.28%) CCNA
5 19 (7.28%) Degree
6 13 (4.98%) DV Cleared
6 13 (4.98%) MCSE
7 10 (3.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 10 (3.83%) MCSA
8 8 (3.07%) MCP
9 7 (2.68%) Computer Science Degree
10 6 (2.30%) CCSA
11 5 (1.92%) CCSE
11 5 (1.92%) TOGAF Certification
12 4 (1.53%) DBS Check
12 4 (1.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (1.53%) JNCIA
12 4 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.21%) ISO 9001
3 10 (3.83%) PCI DSS
3 10 (3.83%) QA
4 9 (3.45%) SLA
5 5 (1.92%) PMO
6 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 51 (19.54%) Active Directory
2 44 (16.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (6.51%) Docker
4 12 (4.60%) vSphere
5 10 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (3.07%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.53%) KVM
8 4 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (1.53%) VirtualBox
9 3 (1.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 3 (1.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (0.77%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.77%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.38%) NFS
11 1 (0.38%) Oracle Clusterware
11 1 (0.38%) RACF
11 1 (0.38%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.38%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 31 (11.88%) Puppet
2 17 (6.51%) SCCM
3 13 (4.98%) Ansible
3 13 (4.98%) Kibana
4 12 (4.60%) Opsview
4 12 (4.60%) SCOM
5 11 (4.21%) Grafana
6 7 (2.68%) SELinux
7 5 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 5 (1.92%) OVSD
7 5 (1.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 5 (1.92%) vCenter Server
7 5 (1.92%) WSUS
8 4 (1.53%) Cacti
8 4 (1.53%) Data Guard
8 4 (1.53%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.53%) Malwarebytes
8 4 (1.53%) Nagios
8 4 (1.53%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (1.15%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 66 (25.29%) Microsoft
2 59 (22.61%) VMware
3 55 (21.07%) Cisco
4 29 (11.11%) Oracle
5 28 (10.73%) F5
6 27 (10.34%) Juniper
7 26 (9.96%) Palo Alto
8 21 (8.05%) CheckPoint
9 19 (7.28%) HP
10 16 (6.13%) Citrix
11 13 (4.98%) SolarWinds
12 12 (4.60%) NetApp
12 12 (4.60%) ServiceNow
13 10 (3.83%) Google
13 10 (3.83%) Symantec
14 9 (3.45%) Apple
14 9 (3.45%) Aruba
14 9 (3.45%) IBM
15 8 (3.07%) webMethods
16 7 (2.68%) Remedy