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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 105 74 93
Rank change year-on-year -31 +19  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 31 68 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.16% 2.28% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 12.95% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 43 39
Median daily rate £383 £325 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.69% -12.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £168 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £450 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £344 £345
% change year-on-year +13.73% -0.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £39.50 £30.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.45% +86.36%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -37.50% +100.00%  

TCP/IP 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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 416 525 361
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 15.54% 17.62% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 337 216
Median daily rate £370 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.06% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £507 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 43 31
Median hourly rate £46.25 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 June 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
Bristol -6 11 £435 +26.54% 3
Wiltshire -8 10 £475 +90.00% 3
Somerset -9 6 £200 -33.33% 1
Gloucestershire +6 4 £260 +8.33% 4
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
2 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 27 (44.26%) Linux
3 24 (39.34%) Firewall
4 23 (37.70%) Cisco
4 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
5 22 (36.07%) DNS
6 19 (31.15%) VMware
6 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
8 17 (27.87%) WAN
9 16 (26.23%) LAN
9 16 (26.23%) DHCP
9 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
10 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
10 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
11 14 (22.95%) Apache
11 14 (22.95%) ITIL
11 14 (22.95%) Unix
12 13 (21.31%) J2EE
12 13 (21.31%) Tomcat
12 13 (21.31%) SSL
13 12 (19.67%) VPN
13 12 (19.67%) JBoss
13 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
14 11 (18.03%) Juniper
14 11 (18.03%) Java
15 10 (16.39%) Oracle
15 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
16 9 (14.75%) Information Security

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 14 (22.95%) Apache
2 13 (21.31%) Tomcat
3 12 (19.67%) JBoss
4 8 (13.11%) IIS
5 7 (11.48%) Jetty
5 7 (11.48%) Mongrel
5 7 (11.48%) nginx
5 7 (11.48%) WebSphere
6 6 (9.84%) iPlanet
6 6 (9.84%) Oracle Application Server
6 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
7 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
8 3 (4.92%) OpenStack
9 1 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.64%) MQSeries
9 1 (1.64%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.84%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (9.84%) Google App Engine
2 6 (9.84%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (39.34%) Firewall
2 22 (36.07%) DNS
3 17 (27.87%) WAN
4 16 (26.23%) DHCP
4 16 (26.23%) LAN
5 13 (21.31%) SSL
6 12 (19.67%) VPN
7 9 (14.75%) Wireless
8 8 (13.11%) HTTP
8 8 (13.11%) Network Security
9 7 (11.48%) FTP
9 7 (11.48%) IPsec
9 7 (11.48%) VLAN
10 5 (8.20%) Broadband
10 5 (8.20%) ISDN
10 5 (8.20%) NetScaler
10 5 (8.20%) VoIP
11 4 (6.56%) MPLS
12 3 (4.92%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (4.92%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.28%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.64%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.64%) MySQL
2 1 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 7 (11.48%) Jenkins
1 7 (11.48%) Travis CI
2 2 (3.28%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (1.64%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.64%) Billing
3 1 (1.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Network Engineer
2 9 (14.75%) Analyst
3 6 (9.84%) Active Directory Support
3 6 (9.84%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.20%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix Support
5 4 (6.56%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Developer
5 4 (6.56%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Information Security Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Solaris Engineer
5 4 (6.56%) Support Analyst
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Support Analyst
6 3 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (4.92%) Consultant
6 3 (4.92%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (4.92%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (21.31%) J2EE
2 8 (13.11%) .NET
3 7 (11.48%) Servlets
4 3 (4.92%) Web Services
5 2 (3.28%) 802.1X
5 2 (3.28%) WinForms
6 1 (1.64%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.64%) CSS
6 1 (1.64%) HTML
6 1 (1.64%) jQuery
6 1 (1.64%) JSON
6 1 (1.64%) LAMP
6 1 (1.64%) Laravel
6 1 (1.64%) REST
6 1 (1.64%) WCF
6 1 (1.64%) WPF
6 1 (1.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.48%) Video Conferencing
2 6 (9.84%) Clustering
2 6 (9.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.28%) CESG
4 2 (3.28%) CESG CLAS
4 2 (3.28%) PKI
4 2 (3.28%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.64%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.64%) Grid Computing
5 1 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Linux
1 27 (44.26%) Windows
2 14 (22.95%) Unix
3 8 (13.11%) Solaris
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Server
4 7 (11.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.84%) AIX
5 6 (9.84%) HPUX
6 5 (8.20%) SUSE
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (3.28%) Embedded Linux
9 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.64%) CentOS
10 1 (1.64%) Debian
10 1 (1.64%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.64%) OpenWrt
10 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.59%) Load Balancing
2 14 (22.95%) ITIL
3 12 (19.67%) Configuration Management
4 9 (14.75%) Information Security
4 9 (14.75%) SIEM
5 8 (13.11%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (13.11%) DevOps
5 8 (13.11%) Open Source
6 7 (11.48%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (11.48%) High Availability
6 7 (11.48%) Network Monitoring
6 7 (11.48%) Security Architecture
7 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (9.84%) Migration
8 5 (8.20%) Data Encryption
8 5 (8.20%) Information Security Management
8 5 (8.20%) ISMS
8 5 (8.20%) Network Design
8 5 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (8.20%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) Java
2 6 (9.84%) SQL
3 5 (8.20%) C++
4 3 (4.92%) C
4 3 (4.92%) C#
5 2 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.28%) Embedded C++
5 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.28%) Lua
5 2 (3.28%) Perl
5 2 (3.28%) Python
6 1 (1.64%) C-shell
6 1 (1.64%) Korn
6 1 (1.64%) PHP
6 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (55.74%) Security Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
3 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (16.39%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.75%) CCNA
5 9 (14.75%) SANS
6 6 (9.84%) CCNP
7 4 (6.56%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (6.56%) CISSP
7 4 (6.56%) CREST Certified
7 4 (6.56%) Degree
7 4 (6.56%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.92%) JNCIE
8 3 (4.92%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.28%) CCIE
9 2 (3.28%) CISM
9 2 (3.28%) GCIA
9 2 (3.28%) GCIH
9 2 (3.28%) JNCIS
9 2 (3.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (3.28%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.28%) RMADS
3 1 (1.64%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (26.23%) Active Directory
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.84%) Xen
4 5 (8.20%) KVM
4 5 (8.20%) Veritas Volume Manager
5 2 (3.28%) Samba
5 2 (3.28%) Snort
5 2 (3.28%) vSphere
6 1 (1.64%) BusyBox
6 1 (1.64%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 7 (11.48%) Puppet
2 6 (9.84%) SCCM
3 5 (8.20%) McAfee ePO
4 4 (6.56%) SCOrch
4 4 (6.56%) SCSM
5 2 (3.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 2 (3.28%) Nessus
5 2 (3.28%) Nmap
5 2 (3.28%) RSA enVision
6 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.64%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.64%) OpenView
6 1 (1.64%) SELinux
6 1 (1.64%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 23 (37.70%) Cisco
2 19 (31.15%) VMware
3 18 (29.51%) Microsoft
4 11 (18.03%) Juniper
5 10 (16.39%) Oracle
6 9 (14.75%) Citrix
7 8 (13.11%) F5
8 7 (11.48%) IBM
9 6 (9.84%) Google
9 6 (9.84%) Sun
9 6 (9.84%) Veritas
10 5 (8.20%) Aruba
10 5 (8.20%) CheckPoint
10 5 (8.20%) McAfee
10 5 (8.20%) PlateSpin
10 5 (8.20%) Red Hat
11 4 (6.56%) HP
11 4 (6.56%) NetApp
12 2 (3.28%) Nortel
12 2 (3.28%) Qualys