Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 160 135 91
Rank change year-on-year -25 -44 +31
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 52 64 125
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.95% 1.17% 2.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.74% 7.34% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 40 70
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £196 £174 £169
90th Percentile £625 £538 £521
England median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 10
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £33.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.30% -16.88% -6.98%
10th Percentile £17.95 £15.66 £14.53
90th Percentile £86.50 £44.63 £50.13
England median hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -16.98% +39.47% +8.57%

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 772 872 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.11% 15.91% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 531 599
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +4.23% -5.33%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £213
90th Percentile £538 £500 £519
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 67 87
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% +22.52%
10th Percentile £16.25 £12.19 £12.20
90th Percentile £49.13 £50.00 £46.65
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +3 16 £375 -4.46% 5
Bristol -12 15 £355 -13.41% 20
Gloucestershire -5 11 £550 +69.23% 12
Dorset -4 5 £330 -20.96% 2
Somerset +7 4 £225 +12.50% 12
Devon +2 2 - - 5
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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 25 (48.08%) Windows
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) DNS
2 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
3 20 (38.46%) Cisco
4 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
5 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
6 16 (30.77%) LAN
7 15 (28.85%) Linux
7 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
8 14 (26.92%) VPN
9 13 (25.00%) DHCP
9 13 (25.00%) SCCM
10 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
10 12 (23.08%) HTTP
10 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (21.15%) WAN
11 11 (21.15%) CCNA
11 11 (21.15%) SQL
11 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (19.23%) Python
13 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
13 9 (17.31%) VMware
13 9 (17.31%) VLAN
13 9 (17.31%) Splunk
14 8 (15.38%) SSH
14 8 (15.38%) Finance
14 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange

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 8 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.46%) IIS
3 3 (5.77%) Apache
3 3 (5.77%) Site Server
3 3 (5.77%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere
3 3 (5.77%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (7.69%) Office 365
3 2 (3.85%) OpenShift
3 2 (3.85%) PaaS
4 1 (1.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (48.08%) Firewall
2 22 (42.31%) DNS
3 16 (30.77%) LAN
4 14 (26.92%) VPN
5 13 (25.00%) DHCP
6 12 (23.08%) HTTP
7 11 (21.15%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (21.15%) WAN
8 9 (17.31%) VLAN
9 8 (15.38%) Ethernet
9 8 (15.38%) SSH
10 6 (11.54%) DMZ
10 6 (11.54%) MPLS
10 6 (11.54%) OSPF
11 5 (9.62%) HTTPS
11 5 (9.62%) SMTP
11 5 (9.62%) Wireless
12 4 (7.69%) IP Telephony
12 4 (7.69%) Kerberos
12 4 (7.69%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) Big Data
1 3 (5.77%) Hadoop
2 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (3.85%) GitLab
3 2 (3.85%) Subversion
4 1 (1.92%) Hudson
4 1 (1.92%) JIRA
General
1 8 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
2 1 (1.92%) Law
2 1 (1.92%) Legal
2 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (17.31%) Support Engineer
2 8 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 7 (13.46%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (7.69%) Administrator
4 4 (7.69%) Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Developer
4 4 (7.69%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.77%) Active Directory Support
5 3 (5.77%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.77%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Active Directory Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Desktop Support
6 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.85%) IT Analyst
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Architect
6 2 (3.85%) Technical Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (3.85%) HTML
3 1 (1.92%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.92%) CGI
3 1 (1.92%) DCOM
3 1 (1.92%) HTML5
3 1 (1.92%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.92%) REST
3 1 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.92%) SOAP
3 1 (1.92%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) PKI
2 6 (11.54%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (9.62%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (5.77%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.77%) iPhone
5 3 (5.77%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.85%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.85%) iPad
6 2 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 2 (3.85%) Wiki
7 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.92%) CMDB
7 1 (1.92%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.92%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.92%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 25 (48.08%) Windows
2 18 (34.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.85%) Linux
4 10 (19.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (17.31%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.38%) Unix
7 5 (9.62%) CentOS
7 5 (9.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.77%) AIX
8 3 (5.77%) Debian
8 3 (5.77%) Ubuntu
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.77%) zOS
9 2 (3.85%) Android
10 1 (1.92%) Amazon Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.46%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (11.54%) DevOps
3 5 (9.62%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (9.62%) Test Automation
4 4 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (7.69%) ITIL
4 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 3 (5.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (5.77%) High Availability
5 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.77%) Network Architecture
5 3 (5.77%) Network Management
5 3 (5.77%) Open Source
5 3 (5.77%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.77%) Service Management
5 3 (5.77%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 10 (19.23%) Python
3 6 (11.54%) Java
4 5 (9.62%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.69%) C++
6 3 (5.77%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.77%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.85%) Perl
8 1 (1.92%) C
8 1 (1.92%) Lisp
8 1 (1.92%) PHP
8 1 (1.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 11 (21.15%) CCNA
4 9 (17.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (13.46%) MCSA
6 5 (9.62%) CCNP
7 2 (3.85%) Degree
7 2 (3.85%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) CISSP
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 22 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) Hyper-V
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.77%) Docker
5 2 (3.85%) Firmware
5 2 (3.85%) NFS
5 2 (3.85%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.92%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (25.00%) SCCM
2 6 (11.54%) FortiGate
2 6 (11.54%) WSUS
3 5 (9.62%) Ansible
4 4 (7.69%) Puppet
5 3 (5.77%) SCOM
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%) SCOrch
6 2 (3.85%) SCSM
6 2 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.92%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.92%) Rsyslog
7 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.92%) WMI
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Cisco
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft
3 9 (17.31%) Splunk
3 9 (17.31%) VMware
4 7 (13.46%) CheckPoint
5 6 (11.54%) F5
5 6 (11.54%) Fortinet
6 5 (9.62%) Citrix
6 5 (9.62%) SolarWinds
7 4 (7.69%) HP
7 4 (7.69%) McAfee
7 4 (7.69%) Red Hat
8 3 (5.77%) Juniper
8 3 (5.77%) SAP
8 3 (5.77%) Sophos
8 3 (5.77%) Unisys
9 2 (3.85%) CA
9 2 (3.85%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.85%) NetApp
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle