Period
to 20 January 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 20 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)
England > South West
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 142 116 125
Rank change year-on-year -26 +9 -31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 53 85 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.01% 1.59% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.96% 12.50% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 55
South West median daily rate £338 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% - -13.33%
10th Percentile £186 £121 £115
90th Percentile £500 £510 £500
England median daily rate £425 £400 £387
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.36% +3.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 16 13
South West median hourly rate £30.75 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.00% - +17.19%
10th Percentile £20.78 £25.63 £15.54
90th Percentile £41.33 £47.50 £44.50
England median hourly rate £19.50 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -48.00% +108.33% -10.00%

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 762 680 840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.59% 12.72% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 457 415 486
South West median daily rate £388 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.71% - -2.78%
10th Percentile £181 £145 £180
90th Percentile £550 £511 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 71
South West median hourly rate £26.50 £37.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.33% -3.85% +63.35%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.20 £16.50
90th Percentile £43.60 £47.50 £48.00
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.32%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 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
Bristol -16 17 £338 +3.05% 14
Gloucestershire +18 15 £325 -13.33% 1
Wiltshire -3 7 £488 +46.62% 6
Somerset -5 6 £235 -50.53% 1
Dorset -6 4 £508 +141.82% 5
Devon -4 1 £450 +143.24% 6
Cornwall - 1 - - 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 West region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 22 (41.51%) DNS
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 21 (39.62%) Windows
3 20 (37.74%) Linux
3 20 (37.74%) Security Cleared
4 18 (33.96%) Cisco
5 16 (30.19%) LAN
5 16 (30.19%) DHCP
5 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
6 15 (28.30%) VMware
6 15 (28.30%) WAN
6 15 (28.30%) ITIL
7 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
8 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (20.75%) Network Design
9 11 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
10 10 (18.87%) Network Security
10 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
10 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
11 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (16.98%) VPN
11 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 9 (16.98%) Puppet
12 8 (15.09%) Google
12 8 (15.09%) CCNP
12 8 (15.09%) SSL
12 8 (15.09%) Java
12 8 (15.09%) J2EE

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 7 (13.21%) Apache
1 7 (13.21%) IIS
1 7 (13.21%) Tomcat
2 6 (11.32%) Skype for Business
3 4 (7.55%) EPiServer
4 3 (5.66%) JBoss
4 3 (5.66%) Jetty
4 3 (5.66%) Mongrel
4 3 (5.66%) nginx
4 3 (5.66%) WebLogic
4 3 (5.66%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
6 1 (1.89%) CMS
6 1 (1.89%) Confluence
6 1 (1.89%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (1.89%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (9.43%) Amazon S3
4 4 (7.55%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 4 (7.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 4 (7.55%) AWS Lambda
4 4 (7.55%) G Suite
4 4 (7.55%) Google App Engine
4 4 (7.55%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (7.55%) Route 53
4 4 (7.55%) Serverless
4 4 (7.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Office 365
6 1 (1.89%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.89%) GitHub
6 1 (1.89%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.89%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (41.51%) DNS
1 22 (41.51%) Firewall
2 16 (30.19%) DHCP
2 16 (30.19%) LAN
3 15 (28.30%) WAN
4 10 (18.87%) Network Security
5 9 (16.98%) VPN
6 8 (15.09%) SSL
7 7 (13.21%) HTTP
7 7 (13.21%) IPsec
8 6 (11.32%) Wireless
9 5 (9.43%) FTP
9 5 (9.43%) MPLS
10 4 (7.55%) Broadband
10 4 (7.55%) VoIP
11 3 (5.66%) BGP
11 3 (5.66%) ISDN
11 3 (5.66%) Junos
11 3 (5.66%) Multicast
11 3 (5.66%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.55%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (3.77%) MongoDB
2 2 (3.77%) MySQL
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (9.43%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.66%) Travis CI
3 2 (3.77%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.77%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.89%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.89%) JIRA
4 1 (1.89%) SonarQube
4 1 (1.89%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.89%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Analyst
3 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Server Analyst
5 4 (7.55%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) C++ Developer
6 3 (5.66%) Developer
6 3 (5.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.77%) Java Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (3.77%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.09%) J2EE
2 6 (11.32%) .NET
2 6 (11.32%) Web Services
3 4 (7.55%) Middleware
4 3 (5.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.66%) CSS
4 3 (5.66%) LDAP
4 3 (5.66%) Servlets
5 2 (3.77%) LAMP
5 2 (3.77%) XML
6 1 (1.89%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.89%) JSP
6 1 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.89%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (1.89%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
3 2 (3.77%) Acoustics
3 2 (3.77%) Algorithms
3 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.77%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.77%) PKI
3 2 (3.77%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.89%) CESG
4 1 (1.89%) CESG CLAS
4 1 (1.89%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.89%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 21 (39.62%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Linux
3 11 (20.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (18.87%) Windows Server
5 7 (13.21%) Unix
6 4 (7.55%) Solaris
7 3 (5.66%) CentOS
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.66%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.89%) CoreOS
9 1 (1.89%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (28.30%) ITIL
2 11 (20.75%) Network Design
3 9 (16.98%) Network Monitoring
4 7 (13.21%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (11.32%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.32%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (11.32%) DevOps
5 6 (11.32%) Load Balancing
5 6 (11.32%) Software Engineering
6 5 (9.43%) Proactive Monitoring
6 5 (9.43%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (7.55%) Asset Management
7 4 (7.55%) Auto-Scaling
7 4 (7.55%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.55%) Open Source
7 4 (7.55%) Scrum
7 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
7 4 (7.55%) Software Asset Management
8 3 (5.66%) DSDM
8 3 (5.66%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 8 (15.09%) Java
2 6 (11.32%) C
2 6 (11.32%) Python
3 5 (9.43%) Bash Shell
3 5 (9.43%) C++
3 5 (9.43%) Shell Script
3 5 (9.43%) SQL
4 3 (5.66%) C#
4 3 (5.66%) Perl
4 3 (5.66%) Ruby
5 2 (3.77%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.77%) MATLAB
5 2 (3.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.89%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.89%) PHP
6 1 (1.89%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.89%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (37.74%) Security Cleared
2 16 (30.19%) SC Cleared
3 12 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.09%) CCNP
5 7 (13.21%) DV Cleared
6 5 (9.43%) Degree
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIA
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIE
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIP
7 3 (5.66%) JNCIS
8 2 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (3.77%) CCNA
8 2 (3.77%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.77%) Numerate Degree
9 1 (1.89%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (1.89%) CISM
9 1 (1.89%) CISSP
9 1 (1.89%) CLAS
9 1 (1.89%) MCSA
9 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.89%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.89%) RMADS
1 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (26.42%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 5 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (7.55%) Docker
5 4 (7.55%) Shibboleth
5 4 (7.55%) Xen
6 3 (5.66%) ISA Server
6 3 (5.66%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (5.66%) vSphere
7 1 (1.89%) Firmware
7 1 (1.89%) GlusterFS
7 1 (1.89%) Samba
7 1 (1.89%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) Puppet
2 5 (9.43%) SCCM
3 4 (7.55%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (3.77%) AirWatch
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.77%) Nagios
4 2 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 2 (3.77%) WSUS
5 1 (1.89%) Ansible
5 1 (1.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.89%) Grafana
5 1 (1.89%) Icinga
5 1 (1.89%) Kibana
5 1 (1.89%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.89%) OfficeScan
5 1 (1.89%) Terraform
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 22 (41.51%) Microsoft
2 18 (33.96%) Cisco
3 15 (28.30%) VMware
4 10 (18.87%) Red Hat
5 8 (15.09%) Google
6 6 (11.32%) Remedy
6 6 (11.32%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.55%) Juniper
7 4 (7.55%) Snow
7 4 (7.55%) Sophos
8 3 (5.66%) BEA
8 3 (5.66%) HP
9 2 (3.77%) CommVault
9 2 (3.77%) Oracle
9 2 (3.77%) Polycom
9 2 (3.77%) Splunk
10 1 (1.89%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (1.89%) F5
10 1 (1.89%) New Relic
10 1 (1.89%) Qualys