Period
to 20 January 2019

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 2019 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 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 184 143 118
Rank change year-on-year -41 -25 +8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 44 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.70% 1.01% 1.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.76% 6.96% 12.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 43
South West median daily rate £389 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.19% +3.85% -
10th Percentile £186 £186 £121
90th Percentile £546 £500 £510
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 16
South West median hourly rate £41.25 £30.75 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.15% -18.00% -
10th Percentile £20.80 £20.78 £25.63
90th Percentile £47.25 £41.33 £47.50
England median hourly rate £24.00 £19.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -48.00% +108.33%

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 925 762 680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.69% 14.59% 12.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 532 457 415
South West median daily rate £388 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.71% -
10th Percentile £147 £181 £145
90th Percentile £538 £550 £511
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 73
South West median hourly rate £37.55 £26.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.70% -29.33% -3.85%
10th Percentile £13.75 £13.00 £13.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.60 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 2019.

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 2019.

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 2019. 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 -35 10 £389 -20.26% 5
Bristol -26 9 £265 -21.48% 18
Dorset +12 8 £438 -13.85% 11
Gloucestershire -25 8 £425 +30.77% 12
Devon +2 3 £320 -28.89% 4
Somerset -6 3 £363 +54.26% 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
2 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 9 (20.45%) Cisco
3 9 (20.45%) LAN
3 9 (20.45%) WAN
3 9 (20.45%) HTTP
4 8 (18.18%) VoIP
4 8 (18.18%) DNS
4 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (18.18%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
5 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
5 7 (15.91%) Office 365
5 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
5 7 (15.91%) VPN
5 7 (15.91%) Finance
6 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (13.64%) IPv6
6 6 (13.64%) Dell
6 6 (13.64%) SSL
6 6 (13.64%) DHCP
6 6 (13.64%) Unix
6 6 (13.64%) VMware
6 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering

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 4 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (6.82%) IIS
3 2 (4.55%) Apache
3 2 (4.55%) Site Server
3 2 (4.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.27%) Apache Pig
4 1 (2.27%) Confluence
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.36%) MS Visio
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (2.27%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 9 (20.45%) HTTP
2 9 (20.45%) LAN
2 9 (20.45%) WAN
3 8 (18.18%) DNS
3 8 (18.18%) VoIP
4 7 (15.91%) VPN
5 6 (13.64%) DHCP
5 6 (13.64%) IPv6
5 6 (13.64%) SSL
6 5 (11.36%) Broadband
6 5 (11.36%) Network Security
6 5 (11.36%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (9.09%) IPv4
7 4 (9.09%) NAS
7 4 (9.09%) SAN
7 4 (9.09%) SSH
8 3 (6.82%) GSM
8 3 (6.82%) Internet
8 3 (6.82%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.82%) Azure SQL Database
1 3 (6.82%) Big Data
2 2 (4.55%) Hadoop
2 2 (4.55%) MySQL
2 2 (4.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.27%) Apache Hive
3 1 (2.27%) Electronic Patient Records
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) JIRA
2 1 (2.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (2.27%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.27%) CodeSonar
2 1 (2.27%) git-flow
2 1 (2.27%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.27%) Robot Framework
2 1 (2.27%) Selenium
2 1 (2.27%) Subversion
General
1 7 (15.91%) Finance
2 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.55%) Law
3 2 (4.55%) Legal
4 1 (2.27%) Banking
4 1 (2.27%) Military
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
2 5 (11.36%) Architect
2 5 (11.36%) Desktop Engineer
3 4 (9.09%) Administrator
3 4 (9.09%) Analyst
3 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (6.82%) NetBackup Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Server Administrator
4 3 (6.82%) Software Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Test Engineer
4 3 (6.82%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Desktop Build Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Implementation Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (4.55%) Network Support
5 2 (4.55%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.82%) WebRTC
2 2 (4.55%) HTML
2 2 (4.55%) LAMP
2 2 (4.55%) REST
2 2 (4.55%) SOAP
2 2 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (4.55%) XML
3 1 (2.27%) .NET
3 1 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.27%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.27%) Django
3 1 (2.27%) HTML5
3 1 (2.27%) J2EE
3 1 (2.27%) Java EE
3 1 (2.27%) Node.js
3 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.27%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.27%) STL
3 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.82%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.55%) iPhone
4 2 (4.55%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) CMDB
5 1 (2.27%) Derivative
5 1 (2.27%) Digital TV
5 1 (2.27%) e-Health
5 1 (2.27%) IPTV
5 1 (2.27%) LIMS
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.27%) MPEG
5 1 (2.27%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 20 (45.45%) Windows
2 11 (25.00%) Linux
3 8 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 6 (13.64%) Unix
5 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
6 4 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
7 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.55%) AIX
8 2 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Phone
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.55%) zOS
9 1 (2.27%) Android
9 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.27%) CentOS
9 1 (2.27%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (15.91%) Problem-Solving
2 6 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (11.36%) Migration
3 5 (11.36%) Network Architecture
3 5 (11.36%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (11.36%) Scrum
3 5 (11.36%) Software Engineering
3 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
4 4 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 4 (9.09%) Deployment Automation
4 4 (9.09%) ITIL
4 4 (9.09%) Kanban
5 3 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (4.55%) Demand Management
6 2 (4.55%) Network Design
6 2 (4.55%) Open Source
6 2 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.18%) Python
2 5 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 4 (9.09%) C++
3 4 (9.09%) Java
3 4 (9.09%) Perl
4 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
4 3 (6.82%) SQL
5 2 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 2 (4.55%) C
6 1 (2.27%) C#
6 1 (2.27%) Objective-C
6 1 (2.27%) PHP
6 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (18.18%) DV Cleared
3 4 (9.09%) CCNA
3 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.55%) JNCIE
5 1 (2.27%) CCIE
5 1 (2.27%) CCNP
5 1 (2.27%) CCSA
5 1 (2.27%) CCSE
5 1 (2.27%) GIAC
5 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.27%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.27%) JNCIS
5 1 (2.27%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCDST
5 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.27%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) HL7
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.27%) Cygwin
3 1 (2.27%) Docker
3 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.27%) vSphere
3 1 (2.27%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCCM
2 3 (6.82%) NetBackup
2 3 (6.82%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (2.27%) Ansible
3 1 (2.27%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.27%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.27%) Ganglia
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Rsyslog
3 1 (2.27%) Salt
3 1 (2.27%) SELinux
3 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (2.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (20.45%) Cisco
3 6 (13.64%) Dell
3 6 (13.64%) VMware
4 5 (11.36%) Citrix
4 5 (11.36%) HP
5 4 (9.09%) IBM
6 3 (6.82%) APTARE
6 3 (6.82%) EMC
6 3 (6.82%) Oracle
6 3 (6.82%) Veritas
7 2 (4.55%) Aderant
7 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.55%) iManage
7 2 (4.55%) Ivanti
7 2 (4.55%) Juniper
7 2 (4.55%) Mitel
7 2 (4.55%) OpenText
7 2 (4.55%) SAP
7 2 (4.55%) Unisys