Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for tcpdump skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited tcpdump over the 6 months to 22 October 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.

tcpdump
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 650 629 633
Rank change year-on-year -21 +4 +35
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 22 11 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.040% 0.021% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.14% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 30
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £414 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.74% +7.82% +9.64%
10th Percentile £334 £395 £325
90th Percentile £506 £478 £531
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £393
% change year-on-year - +8.28% +12.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate £147.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £147.50 - -

tcpdump 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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,019 8,141 9,757
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.59% 15.61% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,374 4,669 5,714
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £200 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 511 572 645
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.79 £19.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.95% -21.75% +25.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.03 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.32 £22.84
% change year-on-year -1.63% -15.41% +14.18%

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Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing tcpdump as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for tcpdump in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing tcpdump in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for tcpdump in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing tcpdump in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for tcpdump in the UK excluding London

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for tcpdump in the UK excluding London

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Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 October 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
East of England - 7 - -
Wales -18 6 £463 -7.50%
South East -15 5 £413 - 2
South West -20 2 - - 3
North of England -21 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -
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UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for tcpdump.

1 14 (63.64%) Linux
1 14 (63.64%) CheckPoint
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) TCP/IP
2 13 (59.09%) Wireshark
3 12 (54.55%) Cisco
4 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (50.00%) CCNP
5 10 (45.45%) CCNA
5 10 (45.45%) CCSA
6 9 (40.91%) DNS
7 8 (36.36%) OSPF
7 8 (36.36%) BGP
7 8 (36.36%) LAN
7 8 (36.36%) WAN
7 8 (36.36%) VMware
7 8 (36.36%) CCSE
7 8 (36.36%) Network Security
7 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
8 7 (31.82%) Puppet
8 7 (31.82%) iptables
8 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
8 7 (31.82%) Oracle
8 7 (31.82%) ITIL
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
9 6 (27.27%) JIRA
9 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (27.27%) DevOps
9 6 (27.27%) Confluence
10 5 (22.73%) Network Management

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Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 6 (27.27%) Confluence
2 1 (4.55%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) JBoss
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) NuGet
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.09%) IaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) PaaS
2 2 (9.09%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) TCP/IP
2 13 (59.09%) Wireshark
3 9 (40.91%) DNS
4 8 (36.36%) BGP
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Nexus
4 8 (36.36%) LAN
4 8 (36.36%) Network Security
4 8 (36.36%) OSPF
4 8 (36.36%) WAN
5 7 (31.82%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (22.73%) SSH
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (13.64%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 3 (13.64%) TACACS
8 2 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (9.09%) EIGRP
8 2 (9.09%) HSRP
8 2 (9.09%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) Apache Hive
2 2 (9.09%) Big Data
2 2 (9.09%) Hadoop
2 2 (9.09%) MySQL
3 1 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
2 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 4 (18.18%) Maven
3 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.64%) Vagrant
4 2 (9.09%) Ant
4 2 (9.09%) Artifactory
4 2 (9.09%) Hudson
4 2 (9.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (9.09%) Subversion
5 1 (4.55%) JMeter
5 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 2 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Network Engineer
2 7 (31.82%) Security Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) AWS DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Infoblox Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Junior Security Analyst
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (18.18%) LDAP
2 2 (9.09%) 802.1X
2 2 (9.09%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (9.09%) OAuth
2 2 (9.09%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (22.73%) Driving Licence
2 3 (13.64%) Private Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (9.09%) Virtual Team
4 1 (4.55%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (9.09%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (4.55%) Debian
5 1 (4.55%) Unix
5 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 6 (27.27%) DevOps
3 5 (22.73%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (22.73%) Network Management
4 4 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 4 (18.18%) Server Hardening
5 3 (13.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (9.09%) Artificial Intelligence
6 2 (9.09%) Data Management
6 2 (9.09%) Decision-Making
6 2 (9.09%) ETL
6 2 (9.09%) Network Virtualisation
6 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
6 2 (9.09%) Scrum
6 2 (9.09%) Statistical Modelling
6 2 (9.09%) Storage Management
6 2 (9.09%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 2 (9.09%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) Perl
1 5 (22.73%) Python
2 4 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 4 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
3 3 (13.64%) Java
3 3 (13.64%) Tcl
4 2 (9.09%) R
Qualifications
1 11 (50.00%) CCNP
1 11 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (45.45%) CCNA
2 10 (45.45%) CCSA
3 8 (36.36%) CCSE
4 5 (22.73%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (18.18%) SC Cleared
5 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
6 3 (13.64%) CCDP
6 3 (13.64%) Degree
7 2 (9.09%) CCENT
7 2 (9.09%) JNCIA
7 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) GPG13
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) iptables
2 5 (22.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Docker
3 3 (13.64%) NFS
3 3 (13.64%) VMware NSX
3 3 (13.64%) vSphere
4 2 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (9.09%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
5 1 (4.55%) Postfix
5 1 (4.55%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (31.82%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Ansible
3 3 (13.64%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (9.09%) Cacti
4 2 (9.09%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 14 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 12 (54.55%) Cisco
3 8 (36.36%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Oracle
5 6 (27.27%) Red Hat
6 4 (18.18%) F5
6 4 (18.18%) Juniper
6 4 (18.18%) Remedy
7 3 (13.64%) ArcSight
7 3 (13.64%) Blue Coat
8 2 (9.09%) Aruba
8 2 (9.09%) Cloudera
8 2 (9.09%) Hortonworks
8 2 (9.09%) Qualys
8 2 (9.09%) SolarWinds
9 1 (4.55%) AppDynamics
9 1 (4.55%) Dynatrace
9 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (4.55%) Infoblox
9 1 (4.55%) New Relic