Period
to 16 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 16 January 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)
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 57 74
Rank change year-on-year +6 +17 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 30 31 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 2.87% 2.84% 2.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.44% 15.35% 15.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 22 30
South Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.64% +16.08% +10.00%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £310
90th Percentile £469 £475 £475
Wales median daily rate £375 £415 £365
% change year-on-year -9.64% +13.70% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £13.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -55.00% +71.43%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.75 £27.50
90th Percentile £13.00 £14.25 £32.50
Wales median hourly rate £36.00 £13.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +166.67% -55.00% +71.43%

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 South Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 172 202 222
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 16.46% 18.52% 18.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 148 181
South Wales median daily rate £334 £390 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.42% +14.71% -2.86%
10th Percentile £140 £181 £213
90th Percentile £469 £500 £475
Wales median daily rate £334 £393 £343
% change year-on-year -14.97% +14.60% -8.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 4
South Wales median hourly rate £22.38 £55.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -59.31% +171.60% +26.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.75 £13.26
90th Percentile £60.14 £77.50 £28.98
Wales median hourly rate £26.89 £18.21 £10.13
% change year-on-year +47.62% +79.88% -36.72%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South Wales.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in South Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in South Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in South Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in South Wales over the 6 months to 16 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in South Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in South Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in South Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in South Wales

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 16 January 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
Cardiff -10 10 £348 -4.14% 3
Caerphilly - 8 £406 -
Newport +11 7 £350 -15.66% 5
Bridgend +6 1 £425 -5.56% 1
TCP/IP
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 Wales region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (56.67%) DHCP
4 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
5 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
7 13 (43.33%) SQL
8 11 (36.67%) DNS
8 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
8 11 (36.67%) VLAN
9 10 (33.33%) Firewall
9 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (33.33%) Symantec
9 10 (33.33%) Linux
10 9 (30.00%) VMware
10 9 (30.00%) NetBackup
10 9 (30.00%) Backup Exec
11 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
11 8 (26.67%) MCSE
11 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 8 (26.67%) SAN
11 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
11 8 (26.67%) CentOS
11 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
12 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
12 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
12 7 (23.33%) McAfee
12 7 (23.33%) Norton AntiVirus
12 7 (23.33%) MySQL

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (16.67%) Apache
2 5 (16.67%) IIS
2 5 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.33%) FileNet
5 1 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (16.67%) Office 365
2 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (56.67%) DHCP
2 11 (36.67%) DNS
2 11 (36.67%) VLAN
3 10 (33.33%) Firewall
4 8 (26.67%) SAN
5 4 (13.33%) VSAN
5 4 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (6.67%) Internet
6 2 (6.67%) LAN
6 2 (6.67%) WAN
7 1 (3.33%) BitTorrent
7 1 (3.33%) Network Security
7 1 (3.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 7 (23.33%) MySQL
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (6.67%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.67%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.33%) Rational DOORS
General
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Unix Engineer
3 5 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Unix Support
4 4 (13.33%) Unix Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) DBA
5 3 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) C++ Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) IT Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) SCCM Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) SCCM Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) LAMP
2 2 (6.67%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (20.00%) Clustering
2 3 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 19 (63.33%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Windows Server
3 10 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (26.67%) CentOS
4 8 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 10
4 8 (26.67%) Windows 7
5 6 (20.00%) Unix
5 6 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (3.33%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (16.67%) ITIL
2 4 (13.33%) High Availability
2 4 (13.33%) ITIL V3
2 4 (13.33%) Security Hardening
2 4 (13.33%) Work Breakdown Structure
3 3 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.67%) Change Management
4 2 (6.67%) Human Factors
4 2 (6.67%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
4 2 (6.67%) Requirements Analysis
4 2 (6.67%) Requirements Management
4 2 (6.67%) Risk Analysis
5 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
5 1 (3.33%) Migration
5 1 (3.33%) Network Design
5 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.33%) Use Case
5 1 (3.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) SQL
2 7 (23.33%) Bash Shell
3 6 (20.00%) Perl
3 6 (20.00%) Python
3 6 (20.00%) Ruby
4 5 (16.67%) PHP
5 4 (13.33%) C++
5 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 3 (10.00%) VB
6 3 (10.00%) VB6
7 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (6.67%) VBScript
8 1 (3.33%) C
8 1 (3.33%) C#
8 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 18 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 16 (53.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (26.67%) MCSE
5 4 (13.33%) Degree
5 4 (13.33%) HNC
6 3 (10.00%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.00%) MCSA
7 2 (6.67%) MCP
8 1 (3.33%) CCNP
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (36.67%) Active Directory
2 8 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (20.00%) iptables
3 6 (20.00%) NFS
3 6 (20.00%) Postfix
3 6 (20.00%) Sendmail
4 5 (16.67%) vSphere
5 4 (13.33%) VMware Workstation
6 3 (10.00%) Terminal Services
7 2 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
8 1 (3.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (30.00%) Backup Exec
1 9 (30.00%) NetBackup
2 7 (23.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (23.33%) SCCM
3 5 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (13.33%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (13.33%) SCOM
4 4 (13.33%) vCenter Server
4 4 (13.33%) WSUS
5 1 (3.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (33.33%) Symantec
3 9 (30.00%) VMware
4 7 (23.33%) McAfee
4 7 (23.33%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 4 (13.33%) arcserve
7 3 (10.00%) Citrix
7 3 (10.00%) Oracle
7 3 (10.00%) Remedy
8 2 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (6.67%) Sophos
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.33%) Cisco
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR