The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 June 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 22 22 29
Rank change year-on-year 0 +7  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 0.84% 1.69% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.33% 14.29% 2.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Median daily rate - £325 £130
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +150.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £343 £340
% change year-on-year +14.23% +0.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +100.00%  

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 12 21 34
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 10.08% 11.80% 19.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 19
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £137 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £493 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Median hourly rate £24.60 £36.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.66% +166.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £36.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £17.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Staffordshire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Staffordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 2 (100.00%) VxWorks
1 2 (100.00%) C
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) UML
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB
2 1 (50.00%) Simulink
2 1 (50.00%) Change Management
2 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (50.00%) SysML
2 1 (50.00%) SCADA
2 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 1 (50.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (50.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Software Architecture
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) SysML
1 1 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (50.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (50.00%) UML
1 1 (50.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C
2 1 (50.00%) C++
2 1 (50.00%) Embedded C
2 1 (50.00%) MATLAB