Period
to 24 February 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 24 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)
England > South East
6 months to
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 127 112 93
Rank change year-on-year -15 -19 -6
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 304 325 444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.83% 2.09% 2.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.03% 10.46% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 169 262
South East median daily rate £425 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.06% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £213 £154 £164
90th Percentile £611 £513 £450
England median daily rate £425 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 37
South East median hourly rate £17.25 £15.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.00% -60.00% +20.39%
10th Percentile £12.53 £12.35 £13.29
90th Percentile £47.50 £54.32 £55.65
England median hourly rate £18.70 £33.39 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.00% +85.50% -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 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 2,757 3,106 3,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.57% 19.99% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,797 1,913
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £219 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 217 208
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +62.19%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.43 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 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
Thames Valley -20 112 £423 -0.59% 49
Surrey -6 82 £500 +53.85% 19
Berkshire -20 77 £400 -0.12% 21
Hampshire -41 52 £338 +3.85% 17
West Sussex +10 35 £525 +7.53% 5
Buckinghamshire -13 23 £425 -2.86% 21
Oxfordshire +11 12 £380 +21.60% 7
East Sussex +6 12 £588 +389.58% 5
Kent -3 8 £333 +121.67% 9
Middlesex 0 3 £600 +73.91%
Sussex - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 162 (53.29%) Windows
2 119 (39.14%) Linux
3 116 (38.16%) Firewall
4 104 (34.21%) DNS
5 100 (32.89%) Microsoft
6 81 (26.64%) Active Directory
7 75 (24.67%) ITIL
8 73 (24.01%) VMware
9 66 (21.71%) WAN
10 65 (21.38%) LAN
11 60 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
11 60 (19.74%) Git (software)
12 58 (19.08%) Unix
13 57 (18.75%) HTTP
14 54 (17.76%) DHCP
15 53 (17.43%) Microsoft Office
16 52 (17.11%) Puppet
17 51 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
18 50 (16.45%) Windows 7
18 50 (16.45%) Office 365
19 49 (16.12%) Cisco
19 49 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
20 48 (15.79%) DevOps
21 47 (15.46%) REST
21 47 (15.46%) Java
22 44 (14.47%) XML
22 44 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
22 44 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
22 44 (14.47%) Microservices
22 44 (14.47%) Windows Server

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 39 (12.83%) Apache
2 36 (11.84%) JBoss
3 31 (10.20%) MS Exchange
4 29 (9.54%) Tomcat
5 24 (7.89%) WebLogic
6 22 (7.24%) IIS
7 18 (5.92%) Confluence
8 17 (5.59%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (2.96%) nginx
10 8 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
11 6 (1.97%) SAS
12 5 (1.64%) Skype for Business
13 4 (1.32%) GemFire
13 4 (1.32%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.66%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.33%) EPiServer
15 1 (0.33%) iPlanet
15 1 (0.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 53 (17.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (2.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.64%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 50 (16.45%) Office 365
2 44 (14.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (9.87%) PaaS
4 26 (8.55%) IaaS
4 26 (8.55%) SaaS
5 25 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (2.96%) GitHub
6 9 (2.96%) Google Analytics
7 8 (2.63%) Slack
7 8 (2.63%) Trello
8 4 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.33%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.33%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 116 (38.16%) Firewall
2 104 (34.21%) DNS
3 66 (21.71%) WAN
4 65 (21.38%) LAN
5 57 (18.75%) HTTP
6 54 (17.76%) DHCP
7 41 (13.49%) Network Security
8 38 (12.50%) VPN
9 34 (11.18%) SSL
10 28 (9.21%) BGP
11 25 (8.22%) VoIP
12 24 (7.89%) Wireless
13 23 (7.57%) OSPF
14 19 (6.25%) SAN
14 19 (6.25%) VLAN
15 18 (5.92%) IPsec
16 17 (5.59%) FTP
17 14 (4.61%) Internet
18 13 (4.28%) NAS
19 12 (3.95%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (10.86%) SQL Server
2 29 (9.54%) MongoDB
3 20 (6.58%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.93%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 10 (3.29%) NoSQL
6 9 (2.96%) MySQL
7 8 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
8 7 (2.30%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.97%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
10 5 (1.64%) SAS Data Integration Studio
10 5 (1.64%) SAS Enterprise Guide
11 4 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
12 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
13 1 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 1 (0.33%) Big Data
13 1 (0.33%) Geospatial Data
13 1 (0.33%) GIS
13 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 60 (19.74%) Git (software)
2 33 (10.86%) Jenkins
3 32 (10.53%) Eclipse
4 27 (8.88%) IntelliJ
4 27 (8.88%) Selenium
5 22 (7.24%) JUnit
6 19 (6.25%) JIRA
7 18 (5.92%) Maven
7 18 (5.92%) TeamCity
8 16 (5.26%) Visual Studio
9 13 (4.28%) Cucumber
10 10 (3.29%) Gatling
10 10 (3.29%) gulp
10 10 (3.29%) NuGet
10 10 (3.29%) Octopus Deploy
10 10 (3.29%) Team Foundation Server
11 9 (2.96%) Ant
11 9 (2.96%) Grunt
11 9 (2.96%) Karma Test Runner
11 9 (2.96%) Sublime Text
General
1 39 (12.83%) Finance
2 13 (4.28%) Manufacturing
3 12 (3.95%) Automotive
4 11 (3.62%) Telecoms
5 9 (2.96%) Back Office
6 7 (2.30%) Banking
7 3 (0.99%) Electronics
7 3 (0.99%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (0.99%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Advertising
8 2 (0.66%) Billing
8 2 (0.66%) Games
8 2 (0.66%) Publishing
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) French Language
9 1 (0.33%) Marketing
9 1 (0.33%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (14.80%) Developer
2 34 (11.18%) Architect
2 34 (11.18%) Network Engineer
3 26 (8.55%) Scala Developer
3 26 (8.55%) Support Engineer
4 25 (8.22%) Java Developer
5 23 (7.57%) Analyst
6 22 (7.24%) Solutions Architect
7 18 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
7 18 (5.92%) Desktop Support
7 18 (5.92%) Team Leader
8 13 (4.28%) Administrator
8 13 (4.28%) Java Scala Developer
8 13 (4.28%) Security Engineer
8 13 (4.28%) Service Desk Engineer
9 12 (3.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 12 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 12 (3.95%) HTML Developer
9 12 (3.95%) JavaScript Developer
9 12 (3.95%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (15.46%) REST
2 44 (14.47%) XML
3 31 (10.20%) HTML
4 28 (9.21%) SOAP
5 27 (8.88%) CSS
5 27 (8.88%) J2EE
5 27 (8.88%) Spring
6 26 (8.55%) Hibernate
7 25 (8.22%) JSON
7 25 (8.22%) Play Framework
8 24 (7.89%) Web Services
9 23 (7.57%) HTML5
10 22 (7.24%) EJB
10 22 (7.24%) J2SE
11 17 (5.59%) .NET
12 14 (4.61%) Middleware
13 10 (3.29%) AngularJS
14 9 (2.96%) Gherkin
14 9 (2.96%) jQuery
14 9 (2.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 44 (14.47%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (4.61%) Mobile App
3 13 (4.28%) Data Centre
4 12 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.62%) Enterprise Cloud
6 9 (2.96%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.63%) Computer Science
7 8 (2.63%) iPad
8 7 (2.30%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.30%) Infotainment
8 7 (2.30%) iPhone
8 7 (2.30%) Replication
9 6 (1.97%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.97%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.97%) Video on Demand
10 4 (1.32%) Clustering
10 4 (1.32%) CMDB
10 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
11 3 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 162 (53.29%) Windows
2 119 (39.14%) Linux
3 58 (19.08%) Unix
4 50 (16.45%) Windows 7
5 44 (14.47%) Windows Server
6 30 (9.87%) Windows Server 2012
7 25 (8.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 19 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 19 (6.25%) Windows 10
9 15 (4.93%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.96%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.96%) Ubuntu
10 9 (2.96%) Windows XP
11 7 (2.30%) SUSE
12 6 (1.97%) Solaris
12 6 (1.97%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (1.32%) Check Point GAiA
13 4 (1.32%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.99%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.99%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (24.67%) ITIL
2 60 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (15.79%) DevOps
4 44 (14.47%) Microservices
5 37 (12.17%) Change Management
6 26 (8.55%) Problem Management
7 24 (7.89%) Network Virtualisation
8 20 (6.58%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.58%) ITIL V3
8 20 (6.58%) Network Monitoring
9 19 (6.25%) Change Control
10 18 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
10 18 (5.92%) Migration
10 18 (5.92%) Project Management
11 17 (5.59%) Multithreading
11 17 (5.59%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
11 17 (5.59%) SDLC
12 16 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
12 16 (5.26%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 47 (15.46%) Java
2 40 (13.16%) SQL
3 33 (10.86%) Perl
4 29 (9.54%) JavaScript
5 28 (9.21%) Scala
6 26 (8.55%) Python
7 25 (8.22%) C#
8 19 (6.25%) C++
9 18 (5.92%) Groovy
10 15 (4.93%) Bash Shell
10 15 (4.93%) Shell Script
11 14 (4.61%) PowerShell
12 12 (3.95%) Ruby
13 11 (3.62%) C
14 10 (3.29%) CQL
15 9 (2.96%) Haskell
16 6 (1.97%) VBA
17 1 (0.33%) Korn
17 1 (0.33%) REXX
17 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (16.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 26 (8.55%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (8.55%) SC Cleared
4 25 (8.22%) CCNP
5 23 (7.57%) MCSE
6 22 (7.24%) MCP
7 18 (5.92%) Degree
8 16 (5.26%) CCNA
8 16 (5.26%) MCDST
9 9 (2.96%) CCIE
9 9 (2.96%) CCSA
9 9 (2.96%) DV Cleared
10 7 (2.30%) MCSA
11 6 (1.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.64%) CCSE
12 5 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (1.32%) CompTIA Security+
13 4 (1.32%) DBS Check
13 4 (1.32%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.93%) PCI DSS
2 14 (4.61%) SLA
3 12 (3.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.96%) ISO 9001
5 6 (1.97%) QA
6 3 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.33%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.33%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.33%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.33%) MISRA
7 1 (0.33%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 81 (26.64%) Active Directory
2 51 (16.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (11.18%) Docker
4 14 (4.61%) Hyper-V
5 13 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.62%) XenApp
7 7 (2.30%) vSphere
8 4 (1.32%) KVM
8 4 (1.32%) VirtualBox
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.99%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.66%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.66%) Samba
11 1 (0.33%) iptables
11 1 (0.33%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.33%) Job Entry Subsystem
11 1 (0.33%) RACF
11 1 (0.33%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 52 (17.11%) Puppet
2 26 (8.55%) Grafana
2 26 (8.55%) Kibana
3 19 (6.25%) SCCM
4 12 (3.95%) Red Hat Satellite
4 12 (3.95%) SELinux
5 10 (3.29%) Opsview
6 9 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
7 8 (2.63%) Ansible
7 8 (2.63%) SCOM
8 7 (2.30%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.30%) Salt
8 7 (2.30%) WSUS
9 6 (1.97%) Nagios
10 5 (1.64%) Cacti
10 5 (1.64%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.32%) Backup Exec
11 4 (1.32%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.32%) Malwarebytes
Vendors
1 100 (32.89%) Microsoft
2 73 (24.01%) VMware
3 49 (16.12%) Cisco
4 29 (9.54%) Citrix
5 24 (7.89%) Juniper
6 22 (7.24%) webMethods
7 19 (6.25%) F5
8 18 (5.92%) CheckPoint
8 18 (5.92%) Palo Alto
9 17 (5.59%) Red Hat
9 17 (5.59%) Symantec
10 16 (5.26%) Apple
10 16 (5.26%) HP
10 16 (5.26%) Oracle
10 16 (5.26%) SolarWinds
11 14 (4.61%) NetApp
12 9 (2.96%) Aruba
12 9 (2.96%) Google
13 7 (2.30%) Avaya
13 7 (2.30%) IBM