Period
to 20 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 146 130 109
Rank change year-on-year -16 -21 +14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 51 75 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.00% 1.41% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.63% 9.36% 12.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 63
South West median daily rate £300 £365 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.81% +12.31% -7.14%
10th Percentile £174 £195 £115
90th Percentile £625 £584 £485
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +9.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 11
South West median hourly rate £16.75 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.59% +13.33% +56.25%
10th Percentile £15.58 £36.25 £14.75
90th Percentile £18.53 £47.75 £46.00
England median hourly rate £17.00 £31.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -46.03% +65.79% +4.11%

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 769 801 878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.04% 15.06% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 496 567
South West median daily rate £390 £365 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +4.14% -2.64%
10th Percentile £198 £193 £199
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 62
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +65.27%
10th Percentile £14.90 £13.93 £14.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 April 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
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 April 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 0 11 £400 +9.59% 8
Bristol -7 11 £300 -41.46% 22
Gloucestershire +3 8 £550 +57.14% 13
Somerset -2 7 £235 -44.71% 3
Dorset -12 7 £404 +92.42% 8
Devon -12 3 £450 -18.18% 2
Cornwall - 1 - - 2
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 28 (54.90%) DNS
2 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 27 (52.94%) Windows
3 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
4 20 (39.22%) Linux
5 18 (35.29%) DHCP
5 18 (35.29%) VMware
6 17 (33.33%) Cisco
7 16 (31.37%) Firewall
7 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
8 14 (27.45%) HTTP
8 14 (27.45%) SQL
9 13 (25.49%) IIS
9 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
10 12 (23.53%) SCCM
10 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (23.53%) LAN
11 11 (21.57%) Java
12 10 (19.61%) Python
12 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (19.61%) Puppet
12 10 (19.61%) DevOps
13 9 (17.65%) Splunk
13 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
13 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
13 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
13 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008

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 13 (25.49%) IIS
2 7 (13.73%) Apache
2 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
3 4 (7.84%) Jetty
3 4 (7.84%) Mongrel
3 4 (7.84%) nginx
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Confluence
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.96%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (15.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (9.80%) Amazon S3
4 5 (9.80%) Google App Engine
4 5 (9.80%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (9.80%) Office 365
5 4 (7.84%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 4 (7.84%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 4 (7.84%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (7.84%) Route 53
5 4 (7.84%) Serverless
5 4 (7.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 3 (5.88%) G Suite
6 3 (5.88%) OpenShift
6 3 (5.88%) PaaS
7 1 (1.96%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 28 (54.90%) DNS
2 18 (35.29%) DHCP
3 16 (31.37%) Firewall
4 14 (27.45%) HTTP
5 12 (23.53%) LAN
6 9 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (15.69%) SSL
7 8 (15.69%) VPN
7 8 (15.69%) WAN
8 7 (13.73%) FTP
9 6 (11.76%) DMZ
9 6 (11.76%) SSH
10 5 (9.80%) IPsec
10 5 (9.80%) VLAN
11 4 (7.84%) HTTPS
11 4 (7.84%) Kerberos
11 4 (7.84%) MPLS
11 4 (7.84%) Network Security
11 4 (7.84%) SMTP
12 3 (5.88%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.84%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (5.88%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.88%) Big Data
2 3 (5.88%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
3 2 (3.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.96%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (17.65%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 4 (7.84%) Travis CI
4 2 (3.92%) GitLab
4 2 (3.92%) JIRA
4 2 (3.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.96%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (1.96%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.96%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (1.96%) Subversion
5 1 (1.96%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (11.76%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.96%) Law
3 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Support Engineer
2 7 (13.73%) Analyst
3 6 (11.76%) Administrator
3 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.80%) DevOps Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) IT Support
5 4 (7.84%) Network Support
6 3 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (5.88%) Active Directory Support
6 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Linux Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Server Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) .NET
1 4 (7.84%) J2EE
1 4 (7.84%) Servlets
2 3 (5.88%) Web Services
3 2 (3.92%) LAMP
3 2 (3.92%) XML
4 1 (1.96%) CGI
4 1 (1.96%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.96%) HTML
4 1 (1.96%) HTML5
4 1 (1.96%) JSP
4 1 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.96%) LDAP
4 1 (1.96%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.76%) PKI
2 5 (9.80%) Public Cloud
2 5 (9.80%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
3 4 (7.84%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.84%) Linux Command Line
4 3 (5.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.88%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.92%) Acoustics
5 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.96%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.96%) iPad
6 1 (1.96%) iPhone
6 1 (1.96%) MPEG
6 1 (1.96%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.96%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 16 (31.37%) Windows Server
4 12 (23.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (9.80%) CentOS
8 5 (9.80%) Unix
9 2 (3.92%) Debian
9 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.96%) Android
10 1 (1.96%) CoreOS
10 1 (1.96%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (19.61%) DevOps
3 8 (15.69%) Configuration Management
4 7 (13.73%) Open Source
5 5 (9.80%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.84%) Auto-Scaling
6 4 (7.84%) Load Balancing
6 4 (7.84%) Scrum
7 3 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) DSDM
7 3 (5.88%) ITIL
7 3 (5.88%) Network Management
7 3 (5.88%) Software Asset Management
7 3 (5.88%) Software Engineering
7 3 (5.88%) Test Automation
7 3 (5.88%) Waterfall
8 2 (3.92%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.92%) Programme Management
8 2 (3.92%) Signal Processing
Programming Languages
1 14 (27.45%) SQL
2 11 (21.57%) Java
3 10 (19.61%) Python
4 7 (13.73%) Bash Shell
5 5 (9.80%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.84%) Perl
7 3 (5.88%) C++
7 3 (5.88%) JavaScript
7 3 (5.88%) Ruby
8 2 (3.92%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.96%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (25.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
3 8 (15.69%) CCNA
3 8 (15.69%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (13.73%) MCSA
5 5 (9.80%) Degree
6 4 (7.84%) CCNP
7 2 (3.92%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (3.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (3.92%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.92%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (1.96%) CISSP
8 1 (1.96%) GCIA
8 1 (1.96%) GIAC
8 1 (1.96%) HND
8 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.96%) MCDST
8 1 (1.96%) MCITP
8 1 (1.96%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) GDPR
2 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 27 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 10 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.73%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (11.76%) Docker
5 5 (9.80%) Xen
6 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (5.88%) Shibboleth
7 3 (5.88%) vSphere
8 2 (3.92%) Sendmail
9 1 (1.96%) Firmware
9 1 (1.96%) GlusterFS
9 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
9 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 12 (23.53%) SCCM
2 10 (19.61%) Puppet
3 7 (13.73%) WSUS
4 6 (11.76%) Ansible
4 6 (11.76%) FortiGate
5 3 (5.88%) Kubernetes
5 3 (5.88%) Nagios
5 3 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 2 (3.92%) FreeIPA
6 2 (3.92%) NetBackup
6 2 (3.92%) Netcool
6 2 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.92%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.92%) SCSM
6 2 (3.92%) SELinux
7 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (1.96%) Kibana
7 1 (1.96%) OSSEC
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.96%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 18 (35.29%) VMware
3 17 (33.33%) Cisco
4 9 (17.65%) Splunk
5 8 (15.69%) Google
6 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
7 6 (11.76%) Fortinet
7 6 (11.76%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.84%) Citrix
8 4 (7.84%) HP
8 4 (7.84%) Oracle
9 3 (5.88%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.88%) Snow
9 3 (5.88%) Sophos
10 2 (3.92%) Brocade
10 2 (3.92%) CA
10 2 (3.92%) F5
10 2 (3.92%) Juniper
10 2 (3.92%) NetApp
10 2 (3.92%) Proofpoint