Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 146 97
Rank change year-on-year -4 -49 +23
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 52 61 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.03% 1.16% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 7.27% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 37 75
South West median daily rate £300 £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +18.18% -10.81%
10th Percentile £159 £190 £202
90th Percentile £625 £583 £485
England median daily rate £438 £425 £393
% change year-on-year +2.94% +8.28% +8.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 9
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £43.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +143.06% +12.50%
10th Percentile £15.65 £32.15 £13.70
90th Percentile £20.95 £48.38 £46.55
England median hourly rate £17.50 £24.86 £19.00
% change year-on-year -29.61% +30.84% +5.61%

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 745 839 969
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.74% 15.96% 16.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 518 625
South West median daily rate £375 £356 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -1.72% -2.68%
10th Percentile £201 £193 £213
90th Percentile £540 £527 £502
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 72 73
South West median hourly rate £37.77 £42.00 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.07% +21.74% +70.92%
10th Percentile £16.03 £15.02 £11.05
90th Percentile £47.50 £75.50 £46.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +5 16 £325 -25.29% 17
Wiltshire -5 11 £264 -27.74% 6
Gloucestershire +5 9 £550 +111.54% 10
Somerset +4 6 £225 +12.50% 5
Dorset -7 4 £210 - 13
Devon -3 3 £450 -19.61% 2
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 27 (51.92%) Windows
1 27 (51.92%) Active Directory
2 25 (48.08%) Firewall
3 24 (46.15%) DNS
4 22 (42.31%) Cisco
5 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
6 17 (32.69%) LAN
6 17 (32.69%) Windows Server
7 15 (28.85%) DHCP
7 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 14 (26.92%) SQL
8 14 (26.92%) VMware
9 13 (25.00%) Linux
9 13 (25.00%) WAN
9 13 (25.00%) VPN
9 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 13 (25.00%) SCCM
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
10 12 (23.08%) CCNA
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (23.08%) HTTP
11 11 (21.15%) IIS
11 11 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (19.23%) VLAN
12 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (17.31%) SSH
13 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
13 9 (17.31%) Splunk
14 8 (15.38%) Virtual Machines

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 11 (21.15%) IIS
2 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.54%) Apache
3 6 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.92%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.92%) Jetty
5 1 (1.92%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.92%) nginx
5 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (13.46%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (13.46%) Office 365
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.85%) OpenShift
4 2 (3.85%) PaaS
5 1 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.92%) G Suite
5 1 (1.92%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 24 (46.15%) DNS
3 17 (32.69%) LAN
4 15 (28.85%) DHCP
5 13 (25.00%) VPN
5 13 (25.00%) WAN
6 12 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
6 12 (23.08%) HTTP
7 10 (19.23%) VLAN
8 9 (17.31%) SSH
9 7 (13.46%) DMZ
9 7 (13.46%) Ethernet
9 7 (13.46%) MPLS
10 6 (11.54%) HTTPS
10 6 (11.54%) OSPF
10 6 (11.54%) SMTP
11 5 (9.62%) IP Telephony
12 4 (7.69%) BGP
12 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
12 4 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 3 (5.77%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (5.77%) Big Data
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 4 (7.69%) Jenkins
3 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.85%) GitLab
5 1 (1.92%) Hudson
5 1 (1.92%) JIRA
5 1 (1.92%) Subversion
5 1 (1.92%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (23.08%) Support Engineer
2 9 (17.31%) Network Engineer
3 8 (15.38%) Administrator
3 8 (15.38%) Analyst
4 5 (9.62%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (9.62%) IT Support
4 5 (9.62%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (9.62%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.69%) Active Directory Support
5 4 (7.69%) Developer
5 4 (7.69%) Network Support
5 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 3 (5.77%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 3 (5.77%) Network Support Engineer
6 3 (5.77%) Windows Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) IT Administrator
7 2 (3.85%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Support Analyst
7 2 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
1 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.92%) CGI
1 1 (1.92%) HTML
1 1 (1.92%) HTML5
1 1 (1.92%) J2EE
1 1 (1.92%) JSP
1 1 (1.92%) LAMP
1 1 (1.92%) LDAP
1 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
1 1 (1.92%) Servlets
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) Data Centre
1 7 (13.46%) PKI
2 5 (9.62%) Linux Command Line
3 4 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.77%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 2 (3.85%) iPhone
5 2 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
6 1 (1.92%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.92%) EMC VNX
6 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.92%) MPEG
6 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 27 (51.92%) Windows
2 17 (32.69%) Windows Server
3 13 (25.00%) Linux
4 11 (21.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
5 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.46%) Windows 10
7 6 (11.54%) CentOS
7 6 (11.54%) Unix
7 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) Debian
8 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (11.54%) DevOps
2 5 (9.62%) Configuration Management
2 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 4 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (7.69%) Open Source
3 4 (7.69%) Test Automation
4 3 (5.77%) ITIL
4 3 (5.77%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
4 3 (5.77%) Network Management
4 3 (5.77%) Service Delivery
5 2 (3.85%) Benchmarking
5 2 (3.85%) OO
5 2 (3.85%) Performance Testing
5 2 (3.85%) Service Management
5 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (3.85%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.92%) SQL
2 8 (15.38%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.69%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) C++
7 2 (3.85%) PHP
7 2 (3.85%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.92%) Lisp
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 13 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (23.08%) CCNA
3 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 8 (15.38%) MCSA
6 5 (9.62%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
8 1 (1.92%) CISSP
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) GCIA
8 1 (1.92%) GIAC
8 1 (1.92%) HND
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) MCDST
8 1 (1.92%) MCITP
8 1 (1.92%) MCSE
8 1 (1.92%) MCT
8 1 (1.92%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) GDPR
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 27 (51.92%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 8 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
2 8 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.69%) Docker
4 2 (3.85%) NFS
4 2 (3.85%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.92%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Xen
5 1 (1.92%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 7 (13.46%) FortiGate
2 7 (13.46%) WSUS
3 6 (11.54%) Puppet
4 5 (9.62%) Ansible
5 3 (5.77%) SELinux
5 3 (5.77%) Terraform
6 2 (3.85%) FreeIPA
6 2 (3.85%) Kubernetes
6 2 (3.85%) Nagios
6 2 (3.85%) Netcool
6 2 (3.85%) Salt
6 2 (3.85%) SCOM
6 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.85%) SCSM
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Spacewalk
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 22 (42.31%) Cisco
2 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.92%) VMware
4 9 (17.31%) Splunk
5 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
5 7 (13.46%) Fortinet
6 6 (11.54%) Citrix
6 6 (11.54%) F5
7 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
8 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.77%) Brocade
9 3 (5.77%) HP
9 3 (5.77%) Juniper
9 3 (5.77%) Oracle
9 3 (5.77%) Sophos
10 2 (3.85%) Google
10 2 (3.85%) McAfee
10 2 (3.85%) Proofpoint
10 2 (3.85%) Riverbed
10 2 (3.85%) Veeam