Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 18 October 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 West
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 137 99
Rank change year-on-year -36 -38 +9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 48 71 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 1.29% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.52% 8.66% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 66
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -9.33%
10th Percentile £210 £154 £144
90th Percentile £580 £484 £519
England median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 12
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £33.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.06% -11.33% -9.64%
10th Percentile £26.05 £15.66 £12.75
90th Percentile £93.63 £41.13 £47.13
England median hourly rate £20.75 £23.14 £29.00
% change year-on-year -10.33% -20.21% +67.34%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 870 820 890
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.38% 14.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 490 526
South West median daily rate £390 £366 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.48% +4.64% -6.67%
10th Percentile £201 £171 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £538
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 49 89
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £34.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.03% -15.92%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.73 £12.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
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 West

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the South West

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the South West

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the South West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the South West

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the South West

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the South West over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the South West

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 18 October 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
Wiltshire -9 16 £394 +0.32% 4
Bristol -27 11 £400 +14.29% 17
Dorset +2 6 £450 +7.78% 5
Somerset -3 6 £225 +12.50% 6
Gloucestershire -11 6 £538 +65.38% 11
Devon -1 2 £320 -34.36% 8
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 October 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 West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 18 (37.50%) Firewall
3 16 (33.33%) Cisco
4 15 (31.25%) Linux
5 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 12 (25.00%) VPN
5 12 (25.00%) WAN
5 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 11 (22.92%) Finance
6 11 (22.92%) LAN
6 11 (22.92%) DNS
6 11 (22.92%) HTTP
7 10 (20.83%) Python
7 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (20.83%) VMware
7 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
8 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 8 (16.67%) VLAN
8 8 (16.67%) DHCP
8 8 (16.67%) Unix
9 7 (14.58%) SQL
9 7 (14.58%) CCNA
9 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
9 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
9 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
10 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
10 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (10.42%) IIS
2 4 (8.33%) Apache
2 4 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 3 (6.25%) Site Server
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere
3 3 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (10.42%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (37.50%) Firewall
2 12 (25.00%) VPN
2 12 (25.00%) WAN
3 11 (22.92%) DNS
3 11 (22.92%) HTTP
3 11 (22.92%) LAN
4 8 (16.67%) DHCP
4 8 (16.67%) VLAN
5 6 (12.50%) MPLS
5 6 (12.50%) OSPF
5 6 (12.50%) SSH
6 5 (10.42%) Ethernet
6 5 (10.42%) VoIP
7 4 (8.33%) BGP
7 4 (8.33%) HTTPS
7 4 (8.33%) IPv6
7 4 (8.33%) SMTP
7 4 (8.33%) Telnet
7 4 (8.33%) Wireless
7 4 (8.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) Big Data
2 3 (6.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (6.25%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.08%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.08%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
1 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.08%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.08%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.08%) git-flow
2 1 (2.08%) Hudson
2 1 (2.08%) JIRA
2 1 (2.08%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.08%) Selenium
2 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.92%) Network Engineer
2 6 (12.50%) Architect
3 5 (10.42%) Administrator
3 5 (10.42%) Analyst
4 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Support
4 3 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 3 (6.25%) NetBackup Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Server Administrator
4 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.25%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.17%) Active Directory Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.17%) Network Analyst
5 2 (4.17%) Technical Solutions Architect
5 2 (4.17%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.25%) REST
1 3 (6.25%) SOAP
1 3 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.17%) HTML
2 2 (4.17%) Regular Expression
2 2 (4.17%) XML
3 1 (2.08%) .NET
3 1 (2.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.08%) DCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Django
3 1 (2.08%) Java EE
3 1 (2.08%) LAMP
3 1 (2.08%) Node.js
3 1 (2.08%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.08%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.08%) Spring MVC
3 1 (2.08%) STL
3 1 (2.08%) Web Services
3 1 (2.08%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (4.17%) iPhone
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) PKI
4 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (2.08%) CMDB
5 1 (2.08%) iPad
5 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 20 (41.67%) Windows
2 15 (31.25%) Linux
3 12 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (16.67%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (10.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.25%) AIX
7 3 (6.25%) CentOS
7 3 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.25%) zOS
8 2 (4.17%) Android
8 2 (4.17%) Apple iOS
8 2 (4.17%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.08%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (2.08%) Debian
9 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
9 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (12.50%) Network Architecture
1 6 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
2 5 (10.42%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.33%) Test Automation
4 3 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 3 (6.25%) Deployment Automation
4 3 (6.25%) DevOps
4 3 (6.25%) High Availability
4 3 (6.25%) ITIL
4 3 (6.25%) Kanban
4 3 (6.25%) Migration
4 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
4 3 (6.25%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (6.25%) Scrum
4 3 (6.25%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 3 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) Python
2 7 (14.58%) PowerShell
2 7 (14.58%) SQL
3 4 (8.33%) C++
3 4 (8.33%) Java
3 4 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 2 (4.17%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.17%) C
5 2 (4.17%) PHP
6 1 (2.08%) C#
6 1 (2.08%) Lisp
6 1 (2.08%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.08%) Ruby
6 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 7 (14.58%) CCNA
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 4 (8.33%) DV Cleared
5 2 (4.17%) CCNP
5 2 (4.17%) JNCIE
5 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.08%) CCIE
6 1 (2.08%) CISSP
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.08%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.08%) Linux+ Certification
6 1 (2.08%) MCSA
6 1 (2.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.08%) MCT
6 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (2.08%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.17%) Docker
3 2 (4.17%) NFS
4 1 (2.08%) Firmware
4 1 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.08%) Shibboleth
4 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
4 1 (2.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCCM
2 3 (6.25%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.25%) Puppet
2 3 (6.25%) Salt
2 3 (6.25%) Terraform
2 3 (6.25%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 2 (4.17%) Rsyslog
3 2 (4.17%) SCOM
3 2 (4.17%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.17%) SCSM
3 2 (4.17%) SELinux
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.08%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.08%) WMI
4 1 (2.08%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (33.33%) Cisco
2 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) VMware
4 7 (14.58%) CheckPoint
5 5 (10.42%) F5
5 5 (10.42%) Oracle
6 4 (8.33%) Citrix
6 4 (8.33%) Dell
6 4 (8.33%) Juniper
6 4 (8.33%) McAfee
7 3 (6.25%) APTARE
7 3 (6.25%) EMC
7 3 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) IBM
7 3 (6.25%) SAP
7 3 (6.25%) SolarWinds
7 3 (6.25%) Sophos
7 3 (6.25%) Splunk
7 3 (6.25%) Unisys
7 3 (6.25%) Veritas