Period
to 18 June 2019

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 18 June 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.

tcpdump
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
18 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 599 627 602
Rank change year-on-year +28 -25 +40
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 16 19 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.033% 0.036% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.25% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 6
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £388 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -6.63% +5.73%
10th Percentile £388 £257 £359
90th Percentile £630 £480 £500
UK median daily rate £475 £413 £445
% change year-on-year +15.15% -7.30% +13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

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 6,956 7,537 7,688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.35% 14.32% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,071 4,260 4,412
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £430 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +1.18% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 544 599
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% -29.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £10.92
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -4.55% -23.81%

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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 18 June 2019.

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 18 June 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
East of England +9 6 £425 -
North of England - 5 - -
North West - 3 - -
South East +5 2 £575 +53.33%
Yorkshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
South West -37 1 £650 +209.52%
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UK

For the 6 months to 18 June 2019, 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 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
2 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 9 (56.25%) Cisco
4 8 (50.00%) Linux
4 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 8 (50.00%) BGP
5 7 (43.75%) CCSA
5 7 (43.75%) CCSE
5 7 (43.75%) LAN
5 7 (43.75%) WAN
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
5 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 7 (43.75%) Network Management
5 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (31.25%) Check Point Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CCDP
6 5 (31.25%) Windows
6 5 (31.25%) Ansible
6 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
6 5 (31.25%) Driving Licence
6 5 (31.25%) Terraform
7 4 (25.00%) Docker
7 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE

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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 4 (25.00%) Confluence
2 3 (18.75%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon S3
2 3 (18.75%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (18.75%) AWS Lambda
2 3 (18.75%) Serverless
2 3 (18.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) GitHub
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.25%) NuGet
3 1 (6.25%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Wireshark
2 10 (62.50%) Firewall
3 8 (50.00%) BGP
3 8 (50.00%) OSPF
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco Nexus
4 7 (43.75%) LAN
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
4 7 (43.75%) TCP/IP
4 7 (43.75%) WAN
5 5 (31.25%) Spanning Tree
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
6 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 4 (25.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 4 (25.00%) TACACS
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (12.50%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (12.50%) DMVPN
7 2 (12.50%) DNS
7 2 (12.50%) IPsec
7 2 (12.50%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (25.00%) JIRA
2 3 (18.75%) Bitbucket
2 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.25%) Ant
3 1 (6.25%) Hudson
3 1 (6.25%) Maven
3 1 (6.25%) Vagrant
General
1 4 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (12.50%) Electronics
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Manufacturing
2 2 (12.50%) Marketing
3 1 (6.25%) Military
3 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Security Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) AWS Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Automation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Network Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Network Services Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) Kafka
2 1 (6.25%) LDAP
2 1 (6.25%) REST
2 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Driving Licence
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) RSA SecurID
3 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 1 (6.25%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (6.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (31.25%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Amazon Linux
4 3 (18.75%) Fedora
5 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Network Management
2 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (18.75%) Auto-Scaling
3 3 (18.75%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure as Code
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
4 2 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 2 (12.50%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Manual Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Process Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Programme Management
4 2 (12.50%) Quality Management
4 2 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Server Building
4 2 (12.50%) Server Management
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Bash Shell
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) Python
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) CCNA
1 7 (43.75%) CCNP
1 7 (43.75%) CCSA
1 7 (43.75%) CCSE
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) CCDP
2 5 (31.25%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) CCIP
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Docker
2 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Squid
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (6.25%) iptables
4 1 (6.25%) NFS
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Ansible
1 5 (31.25%) Terraform
2 4 (25.00%) Kubernetes
3 3 (18.75%) Puppet
4 2 (12.50%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (12.50%) Packer
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) CheckPoint
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
3 4 (25.00%) F5
3 4 (25.00%) Oracle
3 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (18.75%) Atlassian
5 2 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (12.50%) ArcSight
5 2 (12.50%) Blue Coat
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) SAP
5 2 (12.50%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) Tufin
5 2 (12.50%) VMware