Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 120 83
Rank change year-on-year -4 -37 +6
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 321 313 496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.94% 1.88% 2.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.10% 9.95% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 186 293
South East median daily rate £390 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £155 £155 £231
90th Percentile £575 £470 £456
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 23 49
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £15.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -30.23% +21.99%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.10 £11.85
90th Percentile £47.75 £54.27 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -38.89% +107.73% -7.98%

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 2893 3147 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.44% 18.94% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1564 1798 1904
South East median daily rate £395 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £231 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 219 242
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £22.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.37% +12.51% +25.92%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.14 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 -11 115 £325 -10.34% 20
Berkshire +5 91 £325 -10.34% 13
Hampshire +13 83 £388 +23.02% 3
Surrey -9 72 £500 +23.61% 10
West Sussex +1 27 £425 +6.25% 1
Oxfordshire +15 17 £305 +48.78% 1
East Sussex +7 11 £600 +400.00% 1
Kent -12 9 £340 +78.95% 2
Buckinghamshire -43 8 £525 +23.53% 6
Middlesex +4 6 £460 +31.43%
Sussex - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 177 (55.14%) Windows
2 131 (40.81%) DNS
3 111 (34.58%) Microsoft
4 110 (34.27%) Active Directory
5 101 (31.46%) Firewall
6 99 (30.84%) Linux
7 92 (28.66%) WAN
8 91 (28.35%) LAN
9 88 (27.41%) DHCP
10 73 (22.74%) VMware
11 66 (20.56%) VPN
11 66 (20.56%) Cisco
12 62 (19.31%) ITIL
12 62 (19.31%) Windows 7
12 62 (19.31%) Windows Server
13 56 (17.45%) Unix
14 52 (16.20%) Network Security
15 48 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
16 47 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
17 46 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (14.33%) HTTP
18 45 (14.02%) Git (software)
19 44 (13.71%) Puppet
19 44 (13.71%) Office 365
20 42 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
20 42 (13.08%) Perl
21 41 (12.77%) Citrix
21 41 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
22 39 (12.15%) Python

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 30 (9.35%) Apache
2 28 (8.72%) JBoss
3 27 (8.41%) MS Exchange
4 18 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (5.30%) Tomcat
6 16 (4.98%) IIS
6 16 (4.98%) WebLogic
7 12 (3.74%) Elasticsearch
8 11 (3.43%) Confluence
9 10 (3.12%) SharePoint
10 7 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (2.18%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.25%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 3 (0.93%) nginx
12 3 (0.93%) SAS
13 2 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.62%) Skype for Business
14 1 (0.31%) Documentum
Applications
1 48 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.31%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.87%) Eikon
2 2 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.62%) RMDS
3 1 (0.31%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (13.71%) Office 365
2 25 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (7.48%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.74%) IaaS
5 11 (3.43%) SaaS
6 8 (2.49%) Slack
6 8 (2.49%) Trello
7 5 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (1.56%) PaaS
8 4 (1.25%) GitHub
9 3 (0.93%) Google Analytics
10 2 (0.62%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.31%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 131 (40.81%) DNS
2 101 (31.46%) Firewall
3 92 (28.66%) WAN
4 91 (28.35%) LAN
5 88 (27.41%) DHCP
6 66 (20.56%) VPN
7 52 (16.20%) Network Security
8 46 (14.33%) HTTP
9 25 (7.79%) SSL
10 23 (7.17%) VoIP
11 20 (6.23%) BGP
11 20 (6.23%) Ethernet
11 20 (6.23%) MPLS
12 18 (5.61%) SAN
13 16 (4.98%) FTP
13 16 (4.98%) VLAN
14 15 (4.67%) NAS
15 14 (4.36%) Internet
16 13 (4.05%) Wireless
17 11 (3.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.84%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.92%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.80%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.87%) MySQL
4 6 (1.87%) Oracle Exadata
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.25%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.93%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.62%) SAS Data Integration Studio
7 2 (0.62%) SAS Enterprise Guide
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.31%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.31%) GIS
Development Applications
1 45 (14.02%) Git (software)
2 25 (7.79%) Eclipse
3 24 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 18 (5.61%) Selenium
5 17 (5.30%) JIRA
6 16 (4.98%) IntelliJ
7 15 (4.67%) JUnit
8 14 (4.36%) Visual Studio
9 10 (3.12%) WiX
10 9 (2.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 9 (2.80%) Maven
11 8 (2.49%) git-flow
11 8 (2.49%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (2.49%) TeamCity
12 4 (1.25%) JMeter
12 4 (1.25%) LoadRunner
12 4 (1.25%) NetBeans
12 4 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (1.25%) StarTeam
13 3 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 37 (11.53%) Finance
2 25 (7.79%) Telecoms
3 12 (3.74%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.56%) Banking
5 4 (1.25%) Back Office
5 4 (1.25%) Billing
5 4 (1.25%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (0.93%) Dutch Language
6 3 (0.93%) Electronics
6 3 (0.93%) German Language
6 3 (0.93%) Polish Language
7 2 (0.62%) Advertising
7 2 (0.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.62%) Marketing
7 2 (0.62%) Publishing
7 2 (0.62%) Retail
8 1 (0.31%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.31%) Automotive
8 1 (0.31%) French Language
8 1 (0.31%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 42 (13.08%) Support Engineer
2 40 (12.46%) Developer
3 39 (12.15%) Network Engineer
4 30 (9.35%) Administrator
5 22 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
6 21 (6.54%) Analyst
6 21 (6.54%) Architect
6 21 (6.54%) Desktop Support
6 21 (6.54%) Java Developer
7 18 (5.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 17 (5.30%) Service Desk Engineer
9 16 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 16 (4.98%) Scala Developer
10 15 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 13 (4.05%) Consultant
11 13 (4.05%) Java Scala Developer
11 13 (4.05%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 12 (3.74%) HTML Developer
12 12 (3.74%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (9.03%) XML
2 22 (6.85%) HTML
2 22 (6.85%) JSON
3 20 (6.23%) Web Services
4 18 (5.61%) SOAP
5 17 (5.30%) CSS
5 17 (5.30%) J2EE
5 17 (5.30%) REST
6 15 (4.67%) EJB
6 15 (4.67%) Hibernate
6 15 (4.67%) HTML5
6 15 (4.67%) J2SE
6 15 (4.67%) Play Framework
6 15 (4.67%) Spring
7 13 (4.05%) .NET
8 10 (3.12%) Middleware
8 10 (3.12%) WCF
9 7 (2.18%) pytest
10 6 (1.87%) Java SE
11 5 (1.56%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 41 (12.77%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (6.54%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.23%) Computer Science
4 14 (4.36%) Management Information System
5 11 (3.43%) Clustering
6 10 (3.12%) iPad
6 10 (3.12%) Replication
7 9 (2.80%) iPhone
7 9 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (1.87%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (1.87%) Oracle Exalogic
9 5 (1.56%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (1.25%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.25%) Video on Demand
11 3 (0.93%) FMCG
11 3 (0.93%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 177 (55.14%) Windows
2 99 (30.84%) Linux
3 62 (19.31%) Windows 7
3 62 (19.31%) Windows Server
4 56 (17.45%) Unix
5 47 (14.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 35 (10.90%) Windows 10
7 32 (9.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (8.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 24 (7.48%) Windows 8
10 17 (5.30%) Solaris
11 13 (4.05%) Windows XP
12 11 (3.43%) Apple iOS
13 10 (3.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (1.87%) Windows Vista
15 5 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.25%) CentOS
16 4 (1.25%) Ubuntu
17 3 (0.93%) AIX
17 3 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (19.31%) ITIL
2 47 (14.64%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (11.21%) DevOps
4 27 (8.41%) Configuration Management
5 23 (7.17%) Microservices
6 19 (5.92%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (5.92%) Software Engineering
7 17 (5.30%) Migration
7 17 (5.30%) Multithreading
8 16 (4.98%) Problem Management
9 15 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
9 15 (4.67%) Mentoring
9 15 (4.67%) Test Automation
10 14 (4.36%) Project Management
10 14 (4.36%) Release Management
11 13 (4.05%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (4.05%) OOD
11 13 (4.05%) Patch Management
12 12 (3.74%) Change Management
13 11 (3.43%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.08%) Perl
2 39 (12.15%) Python
3 37 (11.53%) SQL
4 32 (9.97%) Java
5 27 (8.41%) Bash Shell
5 27 (8.41%) JavaScript
6 24 (7.48%) C#
7 20 (6.23%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.98%) Scala
9 14 (4.36%) C++
10 12 (3.74%) Ruby
11 11 (3.43%) Groovy
12 9 (2.80%) Shell Script
13 8 (2.49%) C
13 8 (2.49%) VBScript
14 5 (1.56%) C-shell
14 5 (1.56%) Korn
15 4 (1.25%) Lua
16 3 (0.93%) Haskell
16 3 (0.93%) PHP
Qualifications
1 42 (13.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (9.97%) Degree
3 31 (9.66%) Security Cleared
4 30 (9.35%) MCSE
5 29 (9.03%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (7.48%) CCNA
7 22 (6.85%) CCNP
8 21 (6.54%) MCP
9 20 (6.23%) SC Cleared
10 19 (5.92%) MCDST
11 10 (3.12%) MCSA
12 8 (2.49%) CCIE
12 8 (2.49%) CISSP
12 8 (2.49%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (2.18%) DV Cleared
14 6 (1.87%) CCSA
14 6 (1.87%) CCSE
14 6 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.56%) GCIH
15 5 (1.56%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.12%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.49%) SLA
3 3 (0.93%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) AS 2805
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 61508
4 1 (0.31%) IEC 62304
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.31%) ISO 8583
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA
4 1 (0.31%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.31%) PMO
System Software
1 110 (34.27%) Active Directory
2 46 (14.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (9.03%) Docker
4 17 (5.30%) XenApp
5 15 (4.67%) Hyper-V
6 14 (4.36%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (4.05%) Xen
8 6 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (1.87%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (1.87%) vSphere
8 6 (1.87%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.25%) KVM
9 4 (1.25%) NFS
10 3 (0.93%) Openswan
10 3 (0.93%) Samba
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.62%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.62%) Gluster
11 2 (0.62%) iptables
11 2 (0.62%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 44 (13.71%) Puppet
2 32 (9.97%) SCCM
3 21 (6.54%) Ansible
4 19 (5.92%) Grafana
5 17 (5.30%) Kibana
5 17 (5.30%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (4.36%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (3.43%) WSUS
8 10 (3.12%) Kubernetes
8 10 (3.12%) Red Hat Satellite
9 7 (2.18%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.18%) FortiGate
9 7 (2.18%) Salt
9 7 (2.18%) SELinux
10 6 (1.87%) Nagios
10 6 (1.87%) SCOM
11 4 (1.25%) Cacti
11 4 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 3 (0.93%) logstash
Vendors
1 111 (34.58%) Microsoft
2 73 (22.74%) VMware
3 66 (20.56%) Cisco
4 41 (12.77%) Citrix
5 36 (11.21%) Juniper
6 30 (9.35%) Red Hat
7 29 (9.03%) Oracle
8 24 (7.48%) CheckPoint
9 22 (6.85%) HP
10 19 (5.92%) Palo Alto
11 18 (5.61%) Symantec
12 15 (4.67%) Apple
12 15 (4.67%) webMethods
13 14 (4.36%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.43%) Sun
14 11 (3.43%) Veeam
15 10 (3.12%) Barracuda Networks
16 9 (2.80%) F5
16 9 (2.80%) McAfee
17 8 (2.49%) Bloomberg