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 27 June 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / South East
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 136 99 88
Rank change year-on-year -37 -11  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 123 197 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.59% 2.19% 2.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.19% 11.33% 12.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 120 121
Median daily rate £425 £375 £394
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -4.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £188 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 25
Median hourly rate £30.25 £24.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.04% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.55 £10.80 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.21 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -29.16% +100.00%  

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 1338 1738 1781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.25% 19.33% 19.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 727 958 880
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 83 120 120
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.55% +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 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 3 months to 27 June 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 27 June 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 +3 40 £450 +40.62% 16
Berkshire -6 25 £453 +20.66% 14
West Sussex +21 21 £425 - 4
Surrey -16 18 £353 -13.91% 9
Buckinghamshire -13 12 £388 +13.97% 5
Middlesex +10 4 £340 -5.55% 1
Kent -3 3 £375 +38.24% 3
Oxfordshire -11 1 £155 -40.38% 4
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 102 (40.80%) Windows
2 90 (36.00%) Firewall
3 84 (33.60%) Linux
4 69 (27.60%) DNS
5 68 (27.20%) VMware
6 66 (26.40%) Cisco
7 64 (25.60%) Active Directory
8 59 (23.60%) Security Cleared
9 52 (20.80%) HTTP
10 51 (20.40%) LAN
10 51 (20.40%) VMware Infrastructure
11 50 (20.00%) Git (software)
11 50 (20.00%) WAN
12 49 (19.60%) VPN
13 47 (18.80%) Python
14 44 (17.60%) Microsoft
15 43 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
16 42 (16.80%) ITIL
17 41 (16.40%) SC Cleared
18 40 (16.00%) Unix
18 40 (16.00%) BGP
18 40 (16.00%) DevOps
19 36 (14.40%) Java
20 35 (14.00%) JavaScript
20 35 (14.00%) CCNP
21 34 (13.60%) SSL
21 34 (13.60%) Open Source
22 33 (13.20%) Windows Server
22 33 (13.20%) Configuration Management
22 33 (13.20%) Agile Software Development

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 20 (8.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (7.20%) Tomcat
3 14 (5.60%) OpenStack
4 13 (5.20%) nginx
5 11 (4.40%) Apache
5 11 (4.40%) JBoss
6 10 (4.00%) SharePoint
7 9 (3.60%) IIS
8 7 (2.80%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.80%) Confluence
10 2 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.80%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.40%) Documentum
11 1 (0.40%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.40%) SAS
11 1 (0.40%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 23 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (3.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.40%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 3 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.40%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 17 (6.80%) Office 365
2 16 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (4.40%) GitHub
4 11 (4.40%) Google Analytics
5 9 (3.60%) SaaS
6 1 (0.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.40%) G Suite
6 1 (0.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 90 (36.00%) Firewall
2 69 (27.60%) DNS
3 52 (20.80%) HTTP
4 51 (20.40%) LAN
5 50 (20.00%) WAN
6 49 (19.60%) VPN
7 40 (16.00%) BGP
8 34 (13.60%) SSL
9 31 (12.40%) DHCP
10 30 (12.00%) MPLS
11 28 (11.20%) OSPF
12 26 (10.40%) Ethernet
13 23 (9.20%) Internet
13 23 (9.20%) Wireless
14 22 (8.80%) ICMP
15 19 (7.60%) Cisco ASA
16 18 (7.20%) Network Security
17 15 (6.00%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (5.20%) HTTPS
18 13 (5.20%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.60%) MongoDB
2 14 (5.60%) MySQL
3 13 (5.20%) Apache Cassandra
4 12 (4.80%) Hadoop
5 11 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.60%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.60%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.60%) SQL Server
7 3 (1.20%) Big Data
7 3 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.80%) Redis
9 1 (0.40%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.40%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.40%) GIS
9 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 31 (12.40%) Jenkins
3 15 (6.00%) Selenium
4 14 (5.60%) Cucumber
4 14 (5.60%) Eclipse
5 11 (4.40%) Ant
5 11 (4.40%) Gatling
5 11 (4.40%) Grunt
5 11 (4.40%) gulp
5 11 (4.40%) IntelliJ
5 11 (4.40%) JIRA
5 11 (4.40%) Karma Test Runner
5 11 (4.40%) Sublime Text
6 7 (2.80%) JUnit
7 4 (1.60%) MSI
7 4 (1.60%) Protractor
7 4 (1.60%) SpecFlow
7 4 (1.60%) Subversion
7 4 (1.60%) WebDriver
8 3 (1.20%) Mockito
General
1 28 (11.20%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.00%) Finance
3 9 (3.60%) Marketing
4 8 (3.20%) Manufacturing
5 5 (2.00%) Electronics
6 4 (1.60%) Law
7 2 (0.80%) Advertising
7 2 (0.80%) Back Office
7 2 (0.80%) Local Government
7 2 (0.80%) Publishing
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Billing
8 1 (0.40%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Military
8 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.40%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (16.00%) Developer
1 40 (16.00%) Network Engineer
2 30 (12.00%) Support Engineer
3 27 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (8.80%) Analyst
5 21 (8.40%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (6.40%) Java Developer
7 13 (5.20%) 2nd Line Support
7 13 (5.20%) Consultant
8 11 (4.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (4.40%) Architect
8 11 (4.40%) Desktop Support
8 11 (4.40%) Scala Developer
9 10 (4.00%) Administrator
9 10 (4.00%) IP Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Security Engineer
9 10 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
10 9 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.80%) Elastic Stack
1 12 (4.80%) REST
1 12 (4.80%) XML
2 11 (4.40%) AngularJS
2 11 (4.40%) Gherkin
2 11 (4.40%) HTML
2 11 (4.40%) J2EE
2 11 (4.40%) jQuery
2 11 (4.40%) Node.js
2 11 (4.40%) Sensu
2 11 (4.40%) Servlets
2 11 (4.40%) Web Services
3 10 (4.00%) Hibernate
3 10 (4.00%) Java SE
3 10 (4.00%) Spring
4 9 (3.60%) SOAP
5 7 (2.80%) CSS
5 7 (2.80%) EJB
5 7 (2.80%) J2SE
5 7 (2.80%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.20%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (6.00%) Video on Demand
3 14 (5.60%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.80%) Linux Command Line
4 12 (4.80%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.00%) PKI
6 5 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.60%) Clustering
7 4 (1.60%) Mainframe
8 3 (1.20%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.20%) Device Driver
8 3 (1.20%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.20%) FlexPod
8 3 (1.20%) Handset
8 3 (1.20%) HP Storage
8 3 (1.20%) LPAR
9 2 (0.80%) DataPower
9 2 (0.80%) iPad
9 2 (0.80%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 102 (40.80%) Windows
2 84 (33.60%) Linux
3 40 (16.00%) Unix
4 33 (13.20%) Windows Server
5 31 (12.40%) CentOS
6 30 (12.00%) Ubuntu
7 29 (11.60%) Windows 7
8 21 (8.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (6.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (5.60%) Debian
11 14 (5.60%) Windows 10
12 10 (4.00%) Windows 8
13 9 (3.60%) Windows XP
14 8 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.60%) Windows Vista
16 3 (1.20%) Android
16 3 (1.20%) Windows NT
16 3 (1.20%) zOS
17 2 (0.80%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (16.80%) ITIL
2 40 (16.00%) DevOps
3 34 (13.60%) Open Source
4 33 (13.20%) Agile Software Development
4 33 (13.20%) Configuration Management
5 21 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
5 21 (8.40%) Migration
5 21 (8.40%) Test Automation
6 19 (7.60%) Network Design
7 17 (6.80%) Software Engineering
8 14 (5.60%) Analytics
9 13 (5.20%) Change Management
9 13 (5.20%) Information Security
9 13 (5.20%) Problem Management
10 12 (4.80%) DRM
10 12 (4.80%) Incident Management
10 12 (4.80%) Kalman Filter
11 11 (4.40%) SIEM
11 11 (4.40%) Virtual Environments
12 10 (4.00%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 47 (18.80%) Python
2 36 (14.40%) Java
3 35 (14.00%) JavaScript
4 31 (12.40%) Perl
5 29 (11.60%) SQL
6 17 (6.80%) C#
7 16 (6.40%) Bash Shell
8 14 (5.60%) PHP
9 12 (4.80%) PowerShell
9 12 (4.80%) Ruby
10 11 (4.40%) Groovy
10 11 (4.40%) Haskell
10 11 (4.40%) Scala
11 10 (4.00%) C++
12 9 (3.60%) VBScript
13 7 (2.80%) C
14 6 (2.40%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.80%) VB
16 1 (0.40%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 59 (23.60%) Security Cleared
2 43 (17.20%) Cisco Certification
3 41 (16.40%) SC Cleared
4 35 (14.00%) CCNP
5 19 (7.60%) CCNA
6 17 (6.80%) DV Cleared
7 10 (4.00%) CISSP
7 10 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (3.60%) Degree
9 7 (2.80%) CCIE
9 7 (2.80%) CCIP
9 7 (2.80%) GCIH
10 4 (1.60%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.60%) GCIA
10 4 (1.60%) MCP
10 4 (1.60%) MCSE
11 3 (1.20%) CCDA
11 3 (1.20%) MCDST
11 3 (1.20%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.20%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.40%) QA
3 2 (0.80%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.40%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.40%) MISRA
4 1 (0.40%) PMO
System Software
1 64 (25.60%) Active Directory
2 51 (20.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.40%) Docker
4 16 (6.40%) KVM
5 13 (5.20%) Xen
6 11 (4.40%) Hyper-V
7 5 (2.00%) vSphere
8 4 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (1.60%) XenApp
9 3 (1.20%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.20%) XenServer
10 2 (0.80%) Firmware
10 2 (0.80%) iptables
10 2 (0.80%) LXC
10 2 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.80%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.40%) Samba
11 1 (0.40%) Snort
Systems Management
1 28 (11.20%) Ansible
2 26 (10.40%) Puppet
3 22 (8.80%) Grafana
4 16 (6.40%) SCCM
5 15 (6.00%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (5.60%) SELinux
7 12 (4.80%) Kibana
8 11 (4.40%) Kubernetes
8 11 (4.40%) logstash
9 8 (3.20%) Backup Exec
10 7 (2.80%) WSUS
11 6 (2.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (2.40%) OVSD
12 5 (2.00%) FortiGate
12 5 (2.00%) SCOM
13 3 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
13 3 (1.20%) Red Hat Satellite
13 3 (1.20%) Tivoli NetView
13 3 (1.20%) Unicenter
14 2 (0.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 68 (27.20%) VMware
2 66 (26.40%) Cisco
3 44 (17.60%) Microsoft
4 29 (11.60%) HP
5 26 (10.40%) Juniper
6 21 (8.40%) Oracle
6 21 (8.40%) Palo Alto
7 19 (7.60%) Citrix
7 19 (7.60%) Red Hat
8 14 (5.60%) CheckPoint
9 12 (4.80%) Google
9 12 (4.80%) Splunk
10 11 (4.40%) SaltStack
11 9 (3.60%) Huawei
11 9 (3.60%) IBM
11 9 (3.60%) McAfee
11 9 (3.60%) Symantec
11 9 (3.60%) Veeam
12 8 (3.20%) Apple
12 8 (3.20%) CA
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