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 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / South West
Rank 107 85 95
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 29 56 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 1.13% 1.93% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 12.25% 14.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 31 29
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £313 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £525 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £337
% change year-on-year +12.67% +5.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 10
Median hourly rate £43.75 £30.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.27% +127.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £16.25 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £44.00 £44.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -4.55% +19.61%  

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 432 457 382
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.78% 15.75% 12.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 299 185
Median daily rate £338 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.89% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £230 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £440 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 31 25
Median hourly rate £44.25 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.90% -15.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.33 £16.30 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
Wiltshire -9 10 £365 -18.88% 1
Gloucestershire +11 7 £243 -25.38% 3
Devon - 7 £560 -
Somerset -2 3 - - 3
Dorset +4 2 - - 3
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 38 (52.05%) Linux
2 37 (50.68%) Windows
3 28 (38.36%) Security Cleared
4 27 (36.99%) Firewall
5 23 (31.51%) LAN
5 23 (31.51%) DNS
6 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
7 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
7 20 (27.40%) VPN
8 19 (26.03%) ITIL
9 18 (24.66%) WAN
9 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.29%) SSL
10 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
10 17 (23.29%) DHCP
10 17 (23.29%) Java
11 15 (20.55%) VMware
12 14 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (17.81%) C++
13 13 (17.81%) Cisco
13 13 (17.81%) HTTP
13 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
14 12 (16.44%) Python
14 12 (16.44%) Information Security
14 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
14 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
14 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
14 12 (16.44%) Open Source
14 12 (16.44%) DevOps

TCP/IP
Top Related 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 7 (9.59%) Apache
1 7 (9.59%) IIS
1 7 (9.59%) WebSphere
2 6 (8.22%) JBoss
2 6 (8.22%) Jetty
2 6 (8.22%) Mongrel
2 6 (8.22%) nginx
2 6 (8.22%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.48%) Confluence
3 4 (5.48%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.74%) OpenStack
4 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.37%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (1.37%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.96%) MS Office
2 4 (5.48%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.37%) Fredhopper
1 1 (1.37%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (1.37%) Magento
1 1 (1.37%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.44%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (13.70%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
3 5 (6.85%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 5 (6.85%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (6.85%) Google App Engine
3 5 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 5 (6.85%) Route 53
3 5 (6.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (36.99%) Firewall
2 23 (31.51%) DNS
2 23 (31.51%) LAN
3 20 (27.40%) VPN
4 18 (24.66%) WAN
5 17 (23.29%) DHCP
5 17 (23.29%) SSL
6 13 (17.81%) HTTP
7 10 (13.70%) Wireless
8 7 (9.59%) VoIP
9 6 (8.22%) FTP
9 6 (8.22%) ISDN
9 6 (8.22%) Network Security
9 6 (8.22%) Wi-Fi
10 5 (6.85%) IPsec
10 5 (6.85%) MPLS
11 4 (5.48%) NetScaler
11 4 (5.48%) X.509
12 3 (4.11%) Junos
12 3 (4.11%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.96%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon RDS
2 5 (6.85%) MySQL
3 4 (5.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (5.48%) MongoDB
3 4 (5.48%) NoSQL
3 4 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.74%) DB2
4 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.37%) Big Data
5 1 (1.37%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.37%) Informix
Development Applications
1 10 (13.70%) Jenkins
2 6 (8.22%) Travis CI
3 4 (5.48%) Artifactory
3 4 (5.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (5.48%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.48%) JIRA
3 4 (5.48%) SonarQube
3 4 (5.48%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (5.48%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.74%) Bitbucket
5 1 (1.37%) Ant
5 1 (1.37%) CMake
5 1 (1.37%) InstallShield
5 1 (1.37%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (6.85%) Finance
1 5 (6.85%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.37%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.37%) Billing
2 1 (1.37%) Electronics
2 1 (1.37%) Legal
2 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.37%) Marketing
2 1 (1.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (15.07%) Support Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Software Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.22%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (6.85%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (6.85%) Analyst
5 5 (6.85%) Developer
5 5 (6.85%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Consultant
6 4 (5.48%) Embedded C++ Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Embedded Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 4 (5.48%) Lead DevOps
6 4 (5.48%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (4.11%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) .NET
2 8 (10.96%) J2EE
3 6 (8.22%) Elastic Stack
3 6 (8.22%) Servlets
4 5 (6.85%) MFC
5 4 (5.48%) Qt
6 3 (4.11%) Web Services
7 2 (2.74%) CSS
7 2 (2.74%) HTML
7 2 (2.74%) XML
8 1 (1.37%) DCOM
8 1 (1.37%) EJB
8 1 (1.37%) Flash
8 1 (1.37%) JMS
8 1 (1.37%) JSON
8 1 (1.37%) JSP
8 1 (1.37%) WCF
8 1 (1.37%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.37%) WSDL
8 1 (1.37%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.59%) Management Information System
2 6 (8.22%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.85%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.48%) CESG
4 4 (5.48%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.74%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.74%) CESG CLAS
5 2 (2.74%) Clustering
5 2 (2.74%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Replication
5 2 (2.74%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.74%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 1 (1.37%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.37%) iPad
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.37%) Smartcard
6 1 (1.37%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 38 (52.05%) Linux
2 37 (50.68%) Windows
3 20 (27.40%) Windows Server
4 14 (19.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (12.33%) Unix
6 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (9.59%) CentOS
7 7 (9.59%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.85%) Android
8 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.48%) CoreOS
9 4 (5.48%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.74%) OpenWrt
10 2 (2.74%) Solaris
10 2 (2.74%) VMS
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.37%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.03%) ITIL
2 13 (17.81%) Configuration Management
3 12 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (16.44%) DevOps
3 12 (16.44%) Information Security
3 12 (16.44%) Open Source
3 12 (16.44%) Software Engineering
4 11 (15.07%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (13.70%) Load Balancing
5 10 (13.70%) Migration
6 8 (10.96%) SIEM
7 7 (9.59%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (9.59%) Security Architecture
7 7 (9.59%) Validation
8 6 (8.22%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (6.85%) Auto-Scaling
9 5 (6.85%) ITSM
9 5 (6.85%) Service Management
10 4 (5.48%) Information Security Management
10 4 (5.48%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (23.29%) Java
2 13 (17.81%) C++
3 12 (16.44%) Python
4 9 (12.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.59%) C
5 7 (9.59%) Ruby
5 7 (9.59%) SQL
6 5 (6.85%) Embedded C++
7 4 (5.48%) Lua
7 4 (5.48%) Perl
7 4 (5.48%) PL/SQL
8 3 (4.11%) JavaScript
8 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.74%) C#
10 1 (1.37%) Embedded C
10 1 (1.37%) Jython
10 1 (1.37%) Korn
10 1 (1.37%) PHP
10 1 (1.37%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.37%) VC++
Qualifications
1 28 (38.36%) Security Cleared
2 22 (30.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (10.96%) DV Cleared
5 6 (8.22%) SANS
6 5 (6.85%) CCNA
6 5 (6.85%) CISSP
7 4 (5.48%) CESG Certified Professional
7 4 (5.48%) Degree
7 4 (5.48%) JNCIA
8 3 (4.11%) CCNP
8 3 (4.11%) JNCIE
8 3 (4.11%) JNCIP
9 2 (2.74%) CCDA
9 2 (2.74%) CNA
9 2 (2.74%) CNE
9 2 (2.74%) MCSA
9 2 (2.74%) MCSE
9 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (2.74%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.74%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.74%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.74%) RMADS
3 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 17 (23.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.59%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.85%) Docker
4 5 (6.85%) Xen
5 4 (5.48%) LXC
5 4 (5.48%) VirtualBox
6 3 (4.11%) Snort
7 2 (2.74%) BusyBox
7 2 (2.74%) vSphere
8 1 (1.37%) ISA Server
8 1 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (8.22%) Puppet
2 5 (6.85%) Ansible
2 5 (6.85%) Nagios
2 5 (6.85%) Nessus
2 5 (6.85%) OSSEC
3 4 (5.48%) McAfee ePO
3 4 (5.48%) Terraform
4 3 (4.11%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (4.11%) Nmap
4 3 (4.11%) QRadar
5 1 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.37%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.37%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.37%) Nexpose
5 1 (1.37%) RSA enVision
5 1 (1.37%) SELinux
5 1 (1.37%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 18 (24.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) VMware
3 13 (17.81%) Cisco
4 10 (13.70%) Juniper
5 8 (10.96%) IBM
5 8 (10.96%) Intel Security
6 7 (9.59%) CheckPoint
6 7 (9.59%) Citrix
7 6 (8.22%) Google
7 6 (8.22%) Oracle
8 5 (6.85%) New Relic
9 4 (5.48%) Apple
9 4 (5.48%) Aruba
10 3 (4.11%) F5
10 3 (4.11%) HP
10 3 (4.11%) Qualys
10 3 (4.11%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
11 2 (2.74%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.74%) Splunk