Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 153 136 118
Rank change year-on-year -17 -18 -41
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 277 288 370
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.67% 1.81% 2.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.67% 10.73% 10.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 185 236
South East median daily rate £425 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +11.11% +2.13%
10th Percentile £216 £155 £173
90th Percentile £585 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 39 19
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £23.14 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.73% -3.58% +28.00%
10th Percentile £12.23 £12.75 £10.45
90th Percentile £46.43 £48.75 £51.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.82% +44.74% +8.57%

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 2,596 2,683 3,497
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.67% 16.82% 19.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,356 1,455 2,012
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +1.27% +6.76%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £228
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 169 200
South East median hourly rate £22.88 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.71% -30.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.88 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +4 113 £425 +13.33% 33
Berkshire -27 68 £425 -3.41% 23
Surrey -23 63 £444 +25.89% 30
Hampshire -48 50 £445 +11.25% 15
West Sussex +5 36 £413 -2.94% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 33 £360 -28.00% 7
Oxfordshire -2 12 £500 +72.41% 3
East Sussex - 6 £538 - 2
Kent +9 5 £350 +75.00% 8
Middlesex +1 3 £450 +9.09% 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 120 (43.32%) Firewall
2 111 (40.07%) Windows
2 111 (40.07%) Linux
3 81 (29.24%) DNS
4 76 (27.44%) Cisco
5 74 (26.71%) Microsoft
6 71 (25.63%) VPN
7 68 (24.55%) LAN
8 65 (23.47%) WAN
8 65 (23.47%) Security Cleared
9 60 (21.66%) Active Directory
10 57 (20.58%) ITIL
11 56 (20.22%) HTTP
11 56 (20.22%) SSL
12 54 (19.49%) Python
13 50 (18.05%) VMware
13 50 (18.05%) BGP
13 50 (18.05%) DevOps
13 50 (18.05%) Windows Server
14 47 (16.97%) SC Cleared
15 46 (16.61%) Unix
16 45 (16.25%) DHCP
17 44 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
17 44 (15.88%) Puppet
18 43 (15.52%) Jenkins
19 42 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
19 42 (15.16%) Java
19 42 (15.16%) Perl
20 40 (14.44%) Open Source
21 39 (14.08%) OSPF

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 29 (10.47%) Tomcat
2 21 (7.58%) nginx
3 18 (6.50%) Apache
4 13 (4.69%) MS Exchange
5 11 (3.97%) JBoss
6 10 (3.61%) IIS
7 8 (2.89%) WebLogic
8 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (2.53%) GemFire
9 6 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (1.81%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (1.44%) Skype for Business
12 3 (1.08%) Apache Spark
12 3 (1.08%) Confluence
12 3 (1.08%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.72%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2000
14 1 (0.36%) Mongrel
Applications
1 20 (7.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.08%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.11%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.22%) Office 365
4 16 (5.78%) Google Analytics
5 15 (5.42%) GitHub
6 13 (4.69%) SaaS
7 10 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
8 8 (2.89%) Serverless
9 7 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (1.81%) Azure Functions
11 4 (1.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 4 (1.44%) Amazon S3
11 4 (1.44%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (1.44%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.44%) PaaS
11 4 (1.44%) Route 53
12 3 (1.08%) Amazon EMR
12 3 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
13 2 (0.72%) IaaS
13 2 (0.72%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 120 (43.32%) Firewall
2 81 (29.24%) DNS
3 71 (25.63%) VPN
4 68 (24.55%) LAN
5 65 (23.47%) WAN
6 56 (20.22%) HTTP
6 56 (20.22%) SSL
7 50 (18.05%) BGP
8 45 (16.25%) DHCP
9 39 (14.08%) OSPF
10 31 (11.19%) Wireless
11 29 (10.47%) Internet
11 29 (10.47%) MPLS
12 26 (9.39%) Network Security
13 20 (7.22%) FTP
13 20 (7.22%) IPsec
13 20 (7.22%) VLAN
14 18 (6.50%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (5.42%) SAN
15 15 (5.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.66%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.58%) NoSQL
3 16 (5.78%) Relational Database
4 12 (4.33%) RDBMS
5 10 (3.61%) SQL Server
6 9 (3.25%) Oracle Database
7 6 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
7 6 (2.17%) Hadoop
7 6 (2.17%) MySQL
8 5 (1.81%) Big Data
8 5 (1.81%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (1.08%) Apache Hive
9 3 (1.08%) Flink
9 3 (1.08%) Redis
10 2 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
10 2 (0.72%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 43 (15.52%) Jenkins
2 33 (11.91%) Git (software)
3 24 (8.66%) Cucumber
4 18 (6.50%) Ant
4 18 (6.50%) IntelliJ
4 18 (6.50%) Selenium
5 17 (6.14%) Gatling
6 10 (3.61%) Eclipse
6 10 (3.61%) Grunt
6 10 (3.61%) gulp
6 10 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
6 10 (3.61%) Sublime Text
7 9 (3.25%) JIRA
8 8 (2.89%) JUnit
9 7 (2.53%) Mockito
9 7 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio Team System
11 3 (1.08%) Maven
11 3 (1.08%) Metasploit
12 2 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 26 (9.39%) Finance
2 20 (7.22%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.89%) Marketing
3 8 (2.89%) Retail
4 5 (1.81%) Law
5 3 (1.08%) Legal
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.36%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 47 (16.97%) Network Engineer
2 42 (15.16%) Developer
3 29 (10.47%) Analyst
4 24 (8.66%) Architect
5 22 (7.94%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (7.58%) Support Engineer
7 19 (6.86%) Security Engineer
8 15 (5.42%) Network Security Engineer
9 14 (5.05%) Scala Developer
10 13 (4.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (4.33%) Java Developer
12 11 (3.97%) Consultant
12 11 (3.97%) IT Support
13 9 (3.25%) Firewall Engineer
13 9 (3.25%) Incident Manager
13 9 (3.25%) Major Incident Manager
13 9 (3.25%) Network Support
13 9 (3.25%) Security Analyst
14 8 (2.89%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (9.03%) Web Services
2 23 (8.30%) HTML
3 21 (7.58%) JSON
4 20 (7.22%) CSS
4 20 (7.22%) Node.js
5 19 (6.86%) Servlets
5 19 (6.86%) XML
6 17 (6.14%) Gherkin
6 17 (6.14%) REST
7 16 (5.78%) Hibernate
7 16 (5.78%) Spring
8 14 (5.05%) Play Framework
8 14 (5.05%) SOAP
9 12 (4.33%) J2EE
10 10 (3.61%) AngularJS
10 10 (3.61%) jQuery
11 9 (3.25%) .NET
12 8 (2.89%) Elastic Stack
12 8 (2.89%) HTML5
12 8 (2.89%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.86%) PKI
3 18 (6.50%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (6.14%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.97%) Computer Science
5 11 (3.97%) Replication
6 10 (3.61%) DataPower
7 8 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.53%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (2.53%) Microsoft Licensing
8 7 (2.53%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.81%) MPEG
10 5 (1.81%) NHS
11 4 (1.44%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
11 4 (1.44%) Video on Demand
12 3 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
12 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
12 3 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 111 (40.07%) Linux
1 111 (40.07%) Windows
2 50 (18.05%) Windows Server
3 46 (16.61%) Unix
4 25 (9.03%) Ubuntu
5 17 (6.14%) Windows 7
6 14 (5.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.97%) CentOS
8 9 (3.25%) Check Point GAiA
8 9 (3.25%) Solaris
8 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.17%) Windows 10
10 3 (1.08%) AIX
10 3 (1.08%) Debian
10 3 (1.08%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.72%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.72%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (20.58%) ITIL
2 50 (18.05%) DevOps
3 44 (15.88%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (14.44%) Open Source
5 32 (11.55%) Continuous Integration
6 31 (11.19%) Configuration Management
7 28 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
8 25 (9.03%) Problem Management
9 21 (7.58%) Analytics
9 21 (7.58%) Change Management
9 21 (7.58%) Test Automation
10 20 (7.22%) Network Monitoring
11 17 (6.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 17 (6.14%) ITIL V3
11 17 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
12 16 (5.78%) Incident Management
12 16 (5.78%) Microservices
12 16 (5.78%) Proactive Monitoring
13 15 (5.42%) Time Management
14 14 (5.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 54 (19.49%) Python
2 42 (15.16%) Java
2 42 (15.16%) Perl
3 35 (12.64%) SQL
4 31 (11.19%) Bash Shell
4 31 (11.19%) JavaScript
5 30 (10.83%) Ruby
6 25 (9.03%) C#
7 20 (7.22%) Haskell
7 20 (7.22%) Scala
8 18 (6.50%) Groovy
9 15 (5.42%) PowerShell
10 12 (4.33%) C++
11 10 (3.61%) C
11 10 (3.61%) Shell Script
12 7 (2.53%) Java 8
13 4 (1.44%) PHP
14 2 (0.72%) Apex Code
14 2 (0.72%) Embedded C
14 2 (0.72%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (23.47%) Security Cleared
2 47 (16.97%) SC Cleared
3 42 (15.16%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (11.19%) CCNP
5 29 (10.47%) CCNA
6 24 (8.66%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.14%) Degree
7 17 (6.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (4.33%) MCSE
9 9 (3.25%) MCSA
10 8 (2.89%) MCP
11 7 (2.53%) CCIP
11 7 (2.53%) CCSE
11 7 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (2.53%) ISTQB
11 7 (2.53%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 7 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 6 (2.17%) JNCIS
13 5 (1.81%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.44%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.61%) QA
2 8 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.53%) SLA
4 5 (1.81%) PMO
5 3 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.72%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.72%) MISRA
7 1 (0.36%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 60 (21.66%) Active Directory
2 36 (13.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (11.91%) Docker
4 13 (4.69%) Virtual Machines
5 12 (4.33%) vSphere
6 10 (3.61%) NFS
7 8 (2.89%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.81%) KVM
8 5 (1.81%) Xen
9 4 (1.44%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (1.08%) Veritas Cluster Server
10 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.08%) XenApp
11 2 (0.72%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.72%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.36%) Firmware
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.36%) NDS
12 1 (0.36%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 44 (15.88%) Puppet
2 25 (9.03%) SCCM
3 22 (7.94%) Ansible
3 22 (7.94%) Kibana
4 20 (7.22%) Grafana
5 15 (5.42%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.69%) SCOM
7 9 (3.25%) Terraform
8 8 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.53%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 7 (2.53%) CSIRT
10 6 (2.17%) logstash
10 6 (2.17%) SELinux
11 5 (1.81%) Kubernetes
11 5 (1.81%) Single Sign-On
11 5 (1.81%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.44%) Data Guard
12 4 (1.44%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
12 4 (1.44%) Nagios
Vendors
1 76 (27.44%) Cisco
2 74 (26.71%) Microsoft
3 50 (18.05%) VMware
4 39 (14.08%) Juniper
5 37 (13.36%) Oracle
6 30 (10.83%) Palo Alto
7 25 (9.03%) CheckPoint
8 22 (7.94%) F5
9 20 (7.22%) Google
10 18 (6.50%) Citrix
11 17 (6.14%) HP
12 15 (5.42%) Adobe
13 13 (4.69%) Aruba
13 13 (4.69%) McAfee
14 12 (4.33%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.97%) IBM
16 10 (3.61%) SAP
16 10 (3.61%) SolarWinds
17 8 (2.89%) webMethods
18 7 (2.53%) Nortel