Period
to 19 November 2017

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 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 West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 105 115
Rank change year-on-year -26 +10 -25
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 66 106 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.19% 1.84% 1.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 12.57% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 56 77
South West median daily rate £350 £350 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% -1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £128 £200
90th Percentile £488 £538 £496
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 11
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £12.74 £15.00 £18.00
90th Percentile £41.13 £47.50 £44.50
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 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 826 843 863
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.84% 14.67% 13.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 496 474
South West median daily rate £370 £350 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% -3.78% +0.34%
10th Percentile £171 £166 £180
90th Percentile £528 £538 £513
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 82 76
South West median hourly rate £31.50 £33.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -15.92% +82.56%
10th Percentile £12.42 £12.03 £13.58
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.40 £48.60
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 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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 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
Bristol -24 22 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire +20 19 £325 -7.14% 2
Wiltshire -18 8 £365 -7.01% 2
Devon -6 5 £488 +163.51%
Somerset -4 4 £233 -22.50% 1
Dorset +3 3 £508 +73.62% 3
Cornwall -9 2 £350 -
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 West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 29 (43.94%) Firewall
1 29 (43.94%) Security Cleared
2 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
3 26 (39.39%) Windows
3 26 (39.39%) Cisco
4 24 (36.36%) Linux
5 23 (34.85%) SC Cleared
6 21 (31.82%) ITIL
6 21 (31.82%) DNS
7 20 (30.30%) VMware
8 19 (28.79%) J2EE
9 18 (27.27%) LAN
9 18 (27.27%) WAN
10 17 (25.76%) Apache
10 17 (25.76%) Tomcat
10 17 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (24.24%) DHCP
12 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
12 14 (21.21%) Unix
13 13 (19.70%) Solaris
13 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
13 13 (19.70%) Load Balancing
14 12 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
15 11 (16.67%) JBoss
15 11 (16.67%) WebLogic
15 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
15 11 (16.67%) Network Design
15 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
16 10 (15.15%) Puppet
16 10 (15.15%) Network Monitoring

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 17 (25.76%) Apache
1 17 (25.76%) Tomcat
2 11 (16.67%) JBoss
2 11 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 9 (13.64%) IIS
4 8 (12.12%) iPlanet
4 8 (12.12%) Oracle Application Server
5 7 (10.61%) Skype for Business
6 6 (9.09%) Jetty
6 6 (9.09%) Mongrel
6 6 (9.09%) nginx
6 6 (9.09%) WebSphere
7 5 (7.58%) MS Exchange
8 4 (6.06%) EPiServer
9 2 (3.03%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.52%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (1.52%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.52%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (9.09%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 11 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (12.12%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (9.09%) Google App Engine
3 6 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (7.58%) Office 365
5 3 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (3.03%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.52%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 1 (1.52%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.52%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (1.52%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.52%) G Suite
7 1 (1.52%) GitHub
7 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.52%) OpenShift
7 1 (1.52%) PaaS
7 1 (1.52%) Route 53
7 1 (1.52%) Serverless
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (43.94%) Firewall
2 21 (31.82%) DNS
3 18 (27.27%) LAN
3 18 (27.27%) WAN
4 16 (24.24%) DHCP
5 10 (15.15%) SSL
6 9 (13.64%) HTTP
6 9 (13.64%) IPsec
6 9 (13.64%) Network Security
6 9 (13.64%) VPN
7 7 (10.61%) FTP
8 6 (9.09%) Wireless
9 5 (7.58%) Broadband
10 4 (6.06%) ISDN
10 4 (6.06%) MPLS
10 4 (6.06%) VLAN
11 3 (4.55%) BGP
11 3 (4.55%) LDAP
11 3 (4.55%) Reverse Proxy
11 3 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.55%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (12.12%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.09%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.52%) Artifactory
3 1 (1.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.52%) JIRA
3 1 (1.52%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.52%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (1.52%) Vagrant
3 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.52%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (24.24%) Network Engineer
2 8 (12.12%) Analyst
3 7 (10.61%) C++ Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) Solaris Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) C++ Software Developer
6 4 (6.06%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Software Developer
6 4 (6.06%) Unix Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (4.55%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) C++/C# Developer
7 3 (4.55%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (28.79%) J2EE
2 9 (13.64%) .NET
3 6 (9.09%) Servlets
4 4 (6.06%) Middleware
5 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET
5 3 (4.55%) CSS
5 3 (4.55%) Web Services
6 1 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.52%) RESTful
6 1 (1.52%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Clustering
2 5 (7.58%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (6.06%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.03%) CESG
4 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.52%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.52%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.52%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.52%) iPad
5 1 (1.52%) PKI
5 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.52%) RIA
5 1 (1.52%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (39.39%) Windows
2 24 (36.36%) Linux
3 14 (21.21%) Unix
4 13 (19.70%) Solaris
5 8 (12.12%) Windows Server
6 7 (10.61%) AIX
6 7 (10.61%) HPUX
6 7 (10.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (9.09%) SUSE
8 3 (4.55%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (4.55%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.03%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.52%) CentOS
10 1 (1.52%) CoreOS
10 1 (1.52%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.52%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.82%) ITIL
2 13 (19.70%) Load Balancing
3 11 (16.67%) Network Design
4 10 (15.15%) Network Monitoring
5 9 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 8 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.12%) DevOps
6 8 (12.12%) High Availability
7 7 (10.61%) Open Source
7 7 (10.61%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.58%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 4 (6.06%) Software Engineering
10 3 (4.55%) Change Management
10 3 (4.55%) Procure-to-Pay
11 2 (3.03%) Customer Requirements
11 2 (3.03%) Network Management
11 2 (3.03%) Software Deployment
11 2 (3.03%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (15.15%) SQL
2 9 (13.64%) Java
3 7 (10.61%) C#
3 7 (10.61%) C++
4 6 (9.09%) C
4 6 (9.09%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.58%) Bash Shell
6 4 (6.06%) Python
7 3 (4.55%) Ruby
8 2 (3.03%) Embedded C
8 2 (3.03%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.52%) C-shell
9 1 (1.52%) Go
9 1 (1.52%) Korn
9 1 (1.52%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.52%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 29 (43.94%) Security Cleared
2 23 (34.85%) SC Cleared
3 12 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (12.12%) CCNP
5 7 (10.61%) DV Cleared
6 3 (4.55%) Degree
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIA
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIE
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIP
6 3 (4.55%) JNCIS
7 2 (3.03%) CCNA
7 2 (3.03%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.52%) CISM
8 1 (1.52%) CISSP
8 1 (1.52%) CLAS
8 1 (1.52%) MCSE
8 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.52%) RMADS
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (21.21%) Active Directory
3 11 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 6 (9.09%) KVM
5 6 (9.09%) Xen
6 3 (4.55%) ISA Server
6 3 (4.55%) Samba
7 2 (3.03%) Docker
8 1 (1.52%) Firmware
8 1 (1.52%) GlusterFS
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.52%) Shibboleth
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.52%) VirtualBox
8 1 (1.52%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (15.15%) Puppet
2 5 (7.58%) SCCM
3 2 (3.03%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.03%) Nagios
3 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.52%) Grafana
4 1 (1.52%) Icinga
4 1 (1.52%) Kibana
4 1 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.52%) Nessus
4 1 (1.52%) OpenView
4 1 (1.52%) OSSEC
4 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.52%) SCSM
4 1 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.52%) Terraform
4 1 (1.52%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 27 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) Cisco
3 20 (30.30%) VMware
4 13 (19.70%) Red Hat
5 10 (15.15%) Oracle
6 9 (13.64%) F5
7 8 (12.12%) Sun
8 7 (10.61%) Google
8 7 (10.61%) Veritas
9 6 (9.09%) PlateSpin
9 6 (9.09%) Remedy
10 5 (7.58%) HP
11 4 (6.06%) Juniper
12 3 (4.55%) BEA
12 3 (4.55%) SolarWinds
13 2 (3.03%) Citrix
13 2 (3.03%) CommVault
13 2 (3.03%) NetApp
13 2 (3.03%) Polycom
14 1 (1.52%) Sophos