Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 126 124 131
Rank change year-on-year -2 +7 -50
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 329 332 316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.97% 1.97% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.73% 11.36% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 198 185
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% -
10th Percentile £163 £155 £155
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 41 23
South East median hourly rate £21.25 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £12.28 £12.75 £12.10
90th Percentile £46.85 £47.50 £54.27
England median hourly rate £23.25 £22.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.68% -38.89% +107.73%

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 2,804 2,923 3,101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.76% 17.31% 18.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,500 1,589 1,781
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £212 £200 £228
90th Percentile £575 £550 £528
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 158 210
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.50% -30.04% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.00 £11.48
90th Percentile £50.00 £46.05 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 14 November 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 +39 156 £428 +31.54% 40
Berkshire +3 103 £475 +46.15% 17
Surrey -29 61 £213 -56.41% 29
Hampshire -44 61 £400 - 22
Buckinghamshire +65 51 £393 -13.97% 9
West Sussex +1 40 £413 -2.94% 6
East Sussex -12 6 £569 -5.21% 1
Kent -3 5 £375 +4.90% 7
Oxfordshire 0 2 - - 14
Middlesex +4 1 £450 -2.17%
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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.

1 171 (51.98%) Firewall
2 120 (36.47%) Windows
3 110 (33.43%) Linux
4 103 (31.31%) LAN
4 103 (31.31%) WAN
5 102 (31.00%) DNS
6 94 (28.57%) VPN
7 82 (24.92%) Microsoft
8 80 (24.32%) Cisco
9 74 (22.49%) Security Cleared
10 70 (21.28%) Internet
11 69 (20.97%) VMware
12 66 (20.06%) Active Directory
12 66 (20.06%) ITIL
13 64 (19.45%) Python
14 61 (18.54%) DevOps
15 60 (18.24%) SSL
16 59 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
16 59 (17.93%) Puppet
17 56 (17.02%) SQL
18 55 (16.72%) Perl
19 54 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
20 53 (16.11%) HTTP
21 51 (15.50%) BGP
21 51 (15.50%) Open Source
22 50 (15.20%) SC Cleared
22 50 (15.20%) Jenkins
23 49 (14.89%) Windows Server
24 47 (14.29%) Finance
25 45 (13.68%) Juniper

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 36 (10.94%) Tomcat
2 30 (9.12%) Apache
3 24 (7.29%) JBoss
4 19 (5.78%) nginx
5 18 (5.47%) Apache Spark
6 14 (4.26%) MS Exchange
7 9 (2.74%) OpenStack
8 7 (2.13%) IIS
8 7 (2.13%) WebLogic
9 5 (1.52%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.52%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.22%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.91%) SharePoint
11 3 (0.91%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.30%) Confluence
13 1 (0.30%) Jetty
13 1 (0.30%) Mongrel
Applications
1 25 (7.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.91%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.91%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.91%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.30%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 37 (11.25%) Office 365
2 25 (7.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (5.78%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (5.17%) Google Analytics
5 16 (4.86%) GitHub
5 16 (4.86%) SaaS
6 14 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
7 12 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (3.04%) Serverless
9 6 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 6 (1.82%) Amazon S3
9 6 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
9 6 (1.82%) Route 53
10 5 (1.52%) Amazon EMR
10 5 (1.52%) Azure Functions
11 3 (0.91%) IaaS
12 2 (0.61%) Akamai
12 2 (0.61%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.30%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 171 (51.98%) Firewall
2 103 (31.31%) LAN
2 103 (31.31%) WAN
3 102 (31.00%) DNS
4 94 (28.57%) VPN
5 70 (21.28%) Internet
6 60 (18.24%) SSL
7 53 (16.11%) HTTP
8 51 (15.50%) BGP
9 44 (13.37%) DHCP
10 43 (13.07%) OSPF
11 38 (11.55%) Wireless
12 36 (10.94%) MPLS
13 33 (10.03%) SAN
14 29 (8.81%) NAS
15 28 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (7.90%) VoIP
17 24 (7.29%) IPsec
18 22 (6.69%) SSH
19 21 (6.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (6.99%) MongoDB
2 19 (5.78%) Big Data
3 18 (5.47%) Apache Hive
3 18 (5.47%) Flink
3 18 (5.47%) Hadoop
4 17 (5.17%) NoSQL
5 13 (3.95%) Apache Cassandra
6 6 (1.82%) MySQL
6 6 (1.82%) RDBMS
6 6 (1.82%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.82%) SQL Server
7 5 (1.52%) Cosmos DB
7 5 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.22%) Redis
9 2 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 1 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 50 (15.20%) Jenkins
2 38 (11.55%) Git (software)
3 18 (5.47%) IntelliJ
3 18 (5.47%) Selenium
4 17 (5.17%) Ant
4 17 (5.17%) Cucumber
4 17 (5.17%) Gatling
5 12 (3.65%) Grunt
6 11 (3.34%) gulp
6 11 (3.34%) Karma Test Runner
6 11 (3.34%) Sublime Text
7 8 (2.43%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.43%) JIRA
8 7 (2.13%) JUnit
8 7 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (1.52%) Visual Studio Team System
10 3 (0.91%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.61%) MSI
11 2 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 47 (14.29%) Finance
2 33 (10.03%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.47%) Legal
4 14 (4.26%) Law
5 4 (1.22%) Banking
5 4 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
5 4 (1.22%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.61%) Advertising
6 2 (0.61%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.61%) Automotive
6 2 (0.61%) Billing
6 2 (0.61%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.61%) Games
6 2 (0.61%) Marketing
6 2 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.61%) Retail
7 1 (0.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 49 (14.89%) Developer
2 42 (12.77%) Network Engineer
3 33 (10.03%) Analyst
4 31 (9.42%) Support Engineer
5 24 (7.29%) Architect
6 21 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
6 21 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.17%) Middleware Engineer
8 16 (4.86%) Java Developer
8 16 (4.86%) Project Engineer
9 14 (4.26%) Analytics Developer
9 14 (4.26%) Consultant
10 13 (3.95%) Big Data Developer
10 13 (3.95%) Incident Manager
10 13 (3.95%) Major Incident Manager
10 13 (3.95%) Software Developer
11 12 (3.65%) Desktop Support
11 12 (3.65%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (3.34%) 2nd Line Support
12 11 (3.34%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (8.21%) Web Services
2 21 (6.38%) CSS
3 19 (5.78%) Node.js
3 19 (5.78%) Servlets
4 18 (5.47%) Middleware
4 18 (5.47%) Spark Streaming
5 17 (5.17%) Gherkin
6 13 (3.95%) JSON
6 13 (3.95%) Play Framework
6 13 (3.95%) XML
7 12 (3.65%) AngularJS
7 12 (3.65%) jQuery
8 11 (3.34%) Kafka
9 10 (3.04%) HTML
9 10 (3.04%) REST
9 10 (3.04%) SOAP
9 10 (3.04%) Spring
10 8 (2.43%) J2EE
11 7 (2.13%) .NET
11 7 (2.13%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 32 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 29 (8.81%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (6.69%) Management Information System
4 20 (6.08%) Self-Motivation
5 17 (5.17%) Replication
6 16 (4.86%) PKI
7 13 (3.95%) Computer Science
7 13 (3.95%) Device Driver
7 13 (3.95%) Microsoft Licensing
8 10 (3.04%) Enterprise Software
8 10 (3.04%) Public Cloud
9 7 (2.13%) Mobile App
9 7 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.52%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.52%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.22%) DataPower
12 3 (0.91%) NHS
12 3 (0.91%) User Experience
13 2 (0.61%) Cyberthreat
13 2 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 120 (36.47%) Windows
2 110 (33.43%) Linux
3 49 (14.89%) Windows Server
4 43 (13.07%) Unix
5 29 (8.81%) Ubuntu
6 23 (6.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 21 (6.38%) Windows 7
8 20 (6.08%) Windows 10
9 12 (3.65%) Solaris
10 11 (3.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (2.74%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (2.43%) CentOS
13 7 (2.13%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (1.82%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.52%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.22%) Android
17 3 (0.91%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.61%) FreeRTOS
18 2 (0.61%) SafeRTOS
18 2 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (20.06%) ITIL
2 61 (18.54%) DevOps
3 51 (15.50%) Open Source
4 42 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (12.46%) Analytics
6 32 (9.73%) Problem Management
7 30 (9.12%) Configuration Management
7 30 (9.12%) Network Architecture
8 28 (8.51%) Kalman Filter
9 27 (8.21%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (7.90%) Migration
11 25 (7.60%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (7.29%) ITIL V3
12 24 (7.29%) Network Monitoring
13 22 (6.69%) Change Management
13 22 (6.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 21 (6.38%) Data Protection
14 21 (6.38%) Incident Management
15 20 (6.08%) Load Balancing
15 20 (6.08%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 64 (19.45%) Python
2 56 (17.02%) SQL
3 55 (16.72%) Perl
4 32 (9.73%) Ruby
5 29 (8.81%) Java
6 25 (7.60%) Bash Shell
7 22 (6.69%) JavaScript
8 19 (5.78%) C#
8 19 (5.78%) PowerShell
9 18 (5.47%) Haskell
10 17 (5.17%) Groovy
10 17 (5.17%) Scala
11 14 (4.26%) C++
12 11 (3.34%) C
13 6 (1.82%) PHP
14 3 (0.91%) Embedded C
15 2 (0.61%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.61%) VBScript
16 1 (0.30%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (22.49%) Security Cleared
2 59 (17.93%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (15.20%) SC Cleared
4 42 (12.77%) CCNP
5 34 (10.33%) CCNA
6 29 (8.81%) DV Cleared
7 25 (7.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (4.86%) MCSE
9 14 (4.26%) Degree
10 12 (3.65%) MCSA
11 7 (2.13%) CCIP
11 7 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 7 (2.13%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.13%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.82%) MCP
13 5 (1.52%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.52%) CCIE
13 5 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (1.52%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (3.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.74%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.43%) SLA
4 5 (1.52%) QA
5 3 (0.91%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.61%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.61%) MISRA
7 1 (0.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 66 (20.06%) Active Directory
2 54 (16.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (10.03%) Docker
4 20 (6.08%) vSphere
5 13 (3.95%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.95%) NFS
6 10 (3.04%) Firmware
6 10 (3.04%) XenApp
7 9 (2.74%) KVM
8 6 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.82%) Xen
9 5 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (1.52%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.61%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.61%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.30%) NDS
11 1 (0.30%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.30%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 59 (17.93%) Puppet
2 38 (11.55%) SCCM
3 24 (7.29%) Grafana
4 22 (6.69%) Kibana
5 17 (5.17%) Red Hat Satellite
5 17 (5.17%) SELinux
6 16 (4.86%) McAfee ePO
6 16 (4.86%) Opscode Chef
7 14 (4.26%) Ansible
8 11 (3.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 11 (3.34%) Terraform
9 7 (2.13%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (2.13%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 7 (2.13%) CSIRT
10 5 (1.52%) Kubernetes
10 5 (1.52%) logstash
10 5 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.22%) Consul
11 4 (1.22%) Prometheus
11 4 (1.22%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 82 (24.92%) Microsoft
2 80 (24.32%) Cisco
3 69 (20.97%) VMware
4 45 (13.68%) Juniper
5 29 (8.81%) Citrix
6 28 (8.51%) Oracle
7 27 (8.21%) CheckPoint
7 27 (8.21%) Red Hat
8 26 (7.90%) NetApp
9 23 (6.99%) Palo Alto
10 22 (6.69%) McAfee
11 19 (5.78%) Google
12 17 (5.17%) Aruba
12 17 (5.17%) Avaya
12 17 (5.17%) F5
13 15 (4.56%) Adobe
13 15 (4.56%) HP
14 14 (4.26%) Sony
15 13 (3.95%) SAP
16 11 (3.34%) SolarWinds