The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for tcpdump skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited tcpdump over the 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
tcpdump
England / South East
Rank 238 261 260
Rank change year-on-year +23 -1  
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 3 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.038% 0.076% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% 0.35% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 4
Median daily rate £500 £563 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £506 £475
% change year-on-year -17.03% +6.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

tcpdump 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 1493 2027 2005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1122 979
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing tcpdump as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for tcpdump in the South East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing tcpdump in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for tcpdump in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for tcpdump in the South East

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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 tcpdump within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 March 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 +11 3 £500 +25.78%
tcpdump
England

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (66.67%) LAN
2 4 (66.67%) WAN
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) VLAN
2 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
3 3 (50.00%) MPLS
3 3 (50.00%) OSPF
3 3 (50.00%) Firewall
3 3 (50.00%) BGP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) AIX
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (50.00%) VPLS
4 2 (33.33%) Junos
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) JBoss
5 1 (16.67%) Apache
5 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
5 1 (16.67%) Python
5 1 (16.67%) VPN
5 1 (16.67%) Java
5 1 (16.67%) MySQL
5 1 (16.67%) Oracle
5 1 (16.67%) Apple
5 1 (16.67%) Nagios
5 1 (16.67%) JMeter
5 1 (16.67%) LAMP

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Top Related 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 1 (16.67%) Apache
1 1 (16.67%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (16.67%) JBoss
1 1 (16.67%) Jetty
1 1 (16.67%) nginx
1 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Datadog
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) LAN
1 4 (66.67%) VLAN
1 4 (66.67%) WAN
1 4 (66.67%) Wireshark
2 3 (50.00%) BGP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) MPLS
2 3 (50.00%) OSPF
2 3 (50.00%) VPLS
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
4 1 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MariaDB
1 1 (16.67%) MySQL
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Database
1 1 (16.67%) Redis
1 1 (16.67%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) JMeter
General
1 1 (16.67%) Italian Language
1 1 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Java Developer
1 1 (16.67%) Lead DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
1 1 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Java EE
1 1 (16.67%) Kafka
1 1 (16.67%) LAMP
1 1 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) AIX
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Debian
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Cryptography
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Full Text Search
1 1 (16.67%) Network Design
1 1 (16.67%) Network Packet Analysis
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (83.33%) SC Cleared
1 5 (83.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Apache ZooKeeper
1 1 (16.67%) Docker
1 1 (16.67%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) HAProxy
1 1 (16.67%) Kubernetes
1 1 (16.67%) Nagios
1 1 (16.67%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Google
2 1 (16.67%) Intel Security
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Percona