Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 127 158 160
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2 -26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 103 234 253
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.49% 1.62% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.34% 9.77% 9.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 150 139
Median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% -
10th Percentile £187 £199 £270
90th Percentile £567 £589 £601
England median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 11
Median hourly rate £20.00 £45.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.56% +164.71% -12.82%
10th Percentile £17.00 £16.25 £12.23
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.38 £125.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +20.00% -41.67%

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 1,235 2,396 2,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.90% 16.56% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 590 1,392 1,349
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +2.36%
10th Percentile £177 £213 £200
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 130 151
Median hourly rate £29.50 £17.50 £25.01
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.57% -30.01% +49.28%
10th Percentile £15.08 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £52.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.63%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the South East

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in the South East over the 6 months to 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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 +15 38 £413 -12.00% 13
Hampshire +72 36 £483 +79.53% 5
Surrey +46 26 £300 -22.53% 3
Berkshire +1 24 £408 -14.21% 9
Buckinghamshire +34 7 £400 +116.22% 3
Oxfordshire +30 7 £550 +32.53% 1
West Sussex -15 2 £625 +63.40% 3
Middlesex +11 1 £300 -36.84%
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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 61 (59.22%) Windows
2 44 (42.72%) DNS
3 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
4 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
4 36 (34.95%) Linux
5 32 (31.07%) Firewall
6 30 (29.13%) VMware
7 29 (28.16%) DHCP
8 27 (26.21%) WAN
8 27 (26.21%) Windows Server
9 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
10 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
11 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 22 (21.36%) Azure
13 20 (19.42%) Cisco
14 18 (17.48%) VPN
14 18 (17.48%) CCNA
14 18 (17.48%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (17.48%) Migration
14 18 (17.48%) BGP
15 17 (16.50%) Internet
15 17 (16.50%) LAN
15 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
16 16 (15.53%) Juniper
17 15 (14.56%) SNMP
17 15 (14.56%) Hyper-V
18 14 (13.59%) CCNP
18 14 (13.59%) LDAP
18 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
18 14 (13.59%) Unix

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 7 (6.80%) MS Exchange
1 7 (6.80%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.94%) IIS
3 2 (1.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.97%) Apache
4 1 (0.97%) CMS
4 1 (0.97%) Confluence
4 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.97%) nginx
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.97%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 14 (13.59%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.97%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 22 (21.36%) Azure
2 13 (12.62%) AWS
3 9 (8.74%) Office 365
4 8 (7.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (7.77%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.91%) IaaS
5 3 (2.91%) PaaS
5 3 (2.91%) SaaS
6 2 (1.94%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.94%) Serverless
7 1 (0.97%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.97%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.97%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.97%) GCP
7 1 (0.97%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (42.72%) DNS
2 32 (31.07%) Firewall
3 29 (28.16%) DHCP
4 27 (26.21%) WAN
5 18 (17.48%) BGP
5 18 (17.48%) VPN
6 17 (16.50%) Internet
6 17 (16.50%) LAN
7 15 (14.56%) SNMP
8 14 (13.59%) OSPF
9 13 (12.62%) Skype
10 12 (11.65%) HTTP
11 11 (10.68%) Ethernet
11 11 (10.68%) MPLS
11 11 (10.68%) SMTP
12 9 (8.74%) SSL
13 8 (7.77%) IPsec
13 8 (7.77%) VoIP
13 8 (7.77%) Wireless
14 7 (6.80%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.88%) Relational Database
2 3 (2.91%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.97%) MySQL
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) Git (software)
2 6 (5.83%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.91%) Subversion
3 3 (2.91%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (2.91%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.94%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.94%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.94%) GitLab
4 2 (1.94%) JIRA
4 2 (1.94%) JUnit
4 2 (1.94%) Maven
5 1 (0.97%) Gatling
5 1 (0.97%) Geb
5 1 (0.97%) Gradle
5 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.97%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.97%) Spock
General
1 13 (12.62%) Finance
2 8 (7.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.91%) French Language
4 3 (2.91%) German Language
4 3 (2.91%) Public Sector
4 3 (2.91%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.97%) Back Office
5 1 (0.97%) Games
5 1 (0.97%) Law
5 1 (0.97%) Marketing
5 1 (0.97%) Military
5 1 (0.97%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (17.48%) Network Engineer
2 9 (8.74%) Administrator
2 9 (8.74%) Analyst
2 9 (8.74%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (7.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
4 5 (4.85%) Telephony Engineer
5 4 (3.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (3.88%) Azure Engineer
5 4 (3.88%) Security Analyst
5 4 (3.88%) Service Analyst
5 4 (3.88%) Software Engineer
5 4 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Deskside Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Desktop Support
6 3 (2.91%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) IP Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Juniper Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 3 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (13.59%) LDAP
2 6 (5.83%) Middleware
3 5 (4.85%) .NET
4 3 (2.91%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.91%) LAMP
4 3 (2.91%) Web Services
4 3 (2.91%) WireMock
5 2 (1.94%) AngularJS
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Camel
5 2 (1.94%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (1.94%) Flutter
5 2 (1.94%) Hibernate
5 2 (1.94%) Ionic Framework
5 2 (1.94%) Node.js
5 2 (1.94%) OAuth
5 2 (1.94%) REST
5 2 (1.94%) SAML
5 2 (1.94%) SOAP
5 2 (1.94%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.97%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.65%) Clustering
2 11 (10.68%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.77%) Data Centre
4 7 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (5.83%) PKI
6 5 (4.85%) Chip and PIN
6 5 (4.85%) Tandem
7 4 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.88%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.88%) N-Tier
7 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.94%) Blog
9 2 (1.94%) CESG
9 2 (1.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.94%) EPoS
9 2 (1.94%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.94%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.94%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 61 (59.22%) Windows
2 36 (34.95%) Linux
3 27 (26.21%) Windows Server
4 14 (13.59%) Unix
5 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (7.77%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (6.80%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.83%) Solaris
8 6 (5.83%) VMS
8 6 (5.83%) Windows 7
9 5 (4.85%) Android
9 5 (4.85%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (3.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (2.91%) AIX
11 3 (2.91%) CentOS
11 3 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.48%) Migration
2 14 (13.59%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (12.62%) DevOps
3 13 (12.62%) ITIL
4 10 (9.71%) High Availability
4 10 (9.71%) Load Balancing
5 9 (8.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (7.77%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (7.77%) Software Engineering
7 7 (6.80%) Change Management
7 7 (6.80%) Computer Science
7 7 (6.80%) Root Cause Analysis
7 7 (6.80%) Service Delivery
7 7 (6.80%) Test Automation
8 6 (5.83%) Communications Security
8 6 (5.83%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.83%) Process Management
8 6 (5.83%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (4.85%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (4.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (24.27%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.68%) Python
3 10 (9.71%) Perl
4 8 (7.77%) SQL
5 7 (6.80%) Java
6 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
7 4 (3.88%) C
7 4 (3.88%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.91%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.94%) Apple Swift
9 2 (1.94%) Embedded C
9 2 (1.94%) Ruby
9 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.94%) VBScript
10 1 (0.97%) C++
10 1 (0.97%) COBOL
10 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.97%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.97%) VB
10 1 (0.97%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 24 (23.30%) Security Cleared
2 18 (17.48%) CCNA
2 18 (17.48%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (16.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (13.59%) CCNP
5 11 (10.68%) Degree
6 9 (8.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (6.80%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (5.83%) CCIP
9 5 (4.85%) BC Cleared
9 5 (4.85%) CCDP
9 5 (4.85%) DV Cleared
9 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (3.88%) JNCIA
11 3 (2.91%) HNC
11 3 (2.91%) HND
11 3 (2.91%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.91%) MCSA
12 2 (1.94%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.85%) QA
2 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.94%) GDPR
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (1.94%) SLA
4 1 (0.97%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
2 23 (22.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (14.56%) Hyper-V
4 8 (7.77%) Docker
5 5 (4.85%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (3.88%) NFS
7 3 (2.91%) Firmware
7 3 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.94%) Snort
8 2 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (1.94%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (1.94%) vSphere
8 2 (1.94%) XenApp
8 2 (1.94%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.97%) NDS
Systems Management
1 10 (9.71%) Ansible
1 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Clustering
2 9 (8.74%) Failover Clustering
3 7 (6.80%) SCCM
3 7 (6.80%) Terraform
4 6 (5.83%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (4.85%) Kubernetes
6 4 (3.88%) Puppet
6 4 (3.88%) SCOM
6 4 (3.88%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.88%) WSUS
7 3 (2.91%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.94%) Grafana
8 2 (1.94%) Kibana
8 2 (1.94%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (1.94%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.94%) SafeCom
8 2 (1.94%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.94%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 36 (34.95%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.13%) VMware
3 20 (19.42%) Cisco
4 16 (15.53%) Juniper
5 11 (10.68%) Citrix
6 10 (9.71%) Red Hat
7 9 (8.74%) ServiceNow
8 6 (5.83%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (5.83%) Oracle
9 5 (4.85%) Apple
9 5 (4.85%) Brocade
9 5 (4.85%) Dell
9 5 (4.85%) Ingenico
9 5 (4.85%) SAP
9 5 (4.85%) SolarWinds
10 4 (3.88%) Adobe
10 4 (3.88%) F5
10 4 (3.88%) Progress
10 4 (3.88%) Splunk
11 3 (2.91%) HP