Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 640 637 630
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 +15
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 19 7 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.034% 0.013% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.23% 0.085% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 26
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £409 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +6.86% +9.29%
10th Percentile £256 £401 £325
90th Percentile £514 £424 £534
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +10.34%
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 8,132 8,280 9,195
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.51% 15.44% 16.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,508 4,783 5,395
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +1.35%
10th Percentile £198 £163 £206
90th Percentile £550 £540 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 548 614
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.06 £18.56 £24.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -23.92% +19.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.05 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £18.73 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.81% -16.78% +7.48%

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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 13 December 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 13 December 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
South East -7 5 £203 - 2
Wales - 5 £475 -
East of England - 4 - - 2
North of England - 3 - - 5
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
East Midlands - 2 - -
Midlands - 2 - -
South West -36 1 - - 2
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UK

For the 6 months to 13 December 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 12 (63.16%) Linux
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Wireshark
3 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
3 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
4 9 (47.37%) Cisco
4 9 (47.37%) VMware
5 7 (36.84%) OSPF
5 7 (36.84%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) Oracle
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) CCNP
6 6 (31.58%) CCNA
6 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (31.58%) CCSA
6 6 (31.58%) Puppet
6 6 (31.58%) iptables
7 5 (26.32%) DevOps
7 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
7 5 (26.32%) Ansible
7 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
7 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
7 5 (26.32%) JIRA
7 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
7 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (26.32%) Confluence
7 5 (26.32%) LAN
7 5 (26.32%) WAN

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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 5 (26.32%) Confluence
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) JBoss
2 1 (5.26%) nginx
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) IaaS
2 2 (10.53%) NuGet
2 2 (10.53%) PaaS
2 2 (10.53%) Serverless
3 1 (5.26%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Firewall
2 11 (57.89%) Wireshark
3 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
4 9 (47.37%) DNS
5 7 (36.84%) BGP
5 7 (36.84%) OSPF
6 5 (26.32%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (26.32%) LAN
6 5 (26.32%) WAN
7 4 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (21.05%) Network Security
7 4 (21.05%) Spanning Tree
7 4 (21.05%) SSH
8 3 (15.79%) DHCP
8 3 (15.79%) IPsec
8 3 (15.79%) SMTP
8 3 (15.79%) SNMP
8 3 (15.79%) VoIP
8 3 (15.79%) VPN
8 3 (15.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (10.53%) Apache Hive
1 2 (10.53%) Big Data
1 2 (10.53%) Hadoop
1 2 (10.53%) MySQL
1 2 (10.53%) Oracle Reports
1 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (26.32%) JIRA
2 2 (10.53%) Artifactory
2 2 (10.53%) Git (software)
2 2 (10.53%) JMeter
2 2 (10.53%) LoadRunner
2 2 (10.53%) Maven
2 2 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (10.53%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Network Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.53%) Test Leader
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Junior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Linux Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Unix Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) LDAP
2 3 (15.79%) OAuth
3 2 (10.53%) 802.1X
3 2 (10.53%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (10.53%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Driving Licence
1 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
1 2 (10.53%) Private Cloud
1 2 (10.53%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (10.53%) Virtual Team
2 1 (5.26%) Clustering
2 1 (5.26%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 12 (63.16%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (5.26%) Debian
5 1 (5.26%) Unix
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (36.84%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (26.32%) DevOps
2 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
3 3 (15.79%) Decision-Making
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Server Hardening
3 3 (15.79%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (10.53%) Artificial Intelligence
4 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.53%) Data Management
4 2 (10.53%) ERP
4 2 (10.53%) ETL
4 2 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
4 2 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 2 (10.53%) Storage Management
4 2 (10.53%) System Integration Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Python
2 4 (21.05%) Perl
2 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
3 3 (15.79%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) SQL
4 2 (10.53%) R
4 2 (10.53%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) CCNA
1 6 (31.58%) CCNP
1 6 (31.58%) CCSA
1 6 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (21.05%) CCSE
2 4 (21.05%) SC Cleared
2 4 (21.05%) Security Cleared
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) CCENT
4 2 (10.53%) Check Point Certification
4 2 (10.53%) JNCIA
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) GPG13
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) iptables
2 5 (26.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (21.05%) vSphere
4 3 (15.79%) NFS
5 2 (10.53%) Docker
5 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (10.53%) VirtualBox
5 2 (10.53%) VMware NSX
6 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
6 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 1 (5.26%) Postfix
6 1 (5.26%) Squid
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) Puppet
2 5 (26.32%) Ansible
3 3 (15.79%) ArcSight ESM
3 3 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (10.53%) Cacti
4 2 (10.53%) Kubernetes
5 1 (5.26%) Nagios
5 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) CheckPoint
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
2 9 (47.37%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) Oracle
4 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
5 4 (21.05%) F5
5 4 (21.05%) Juniper
6 3 (15.79%) ArcSight
6 3 (15.79%) Aruba
6 3 (15.79%) Blue Coat
6 3 (15.79%) SolarWinds
7 2 (10.53%) AppDynamics
7 2 (10.53%) Cloudera
7 2 (10.53%) Dynatrace
7 2 (10.53%) Hortonworks
7 2 (10.53%) New Relic
7 2 (10.53%) Qualys
7 2 (10.53%) Remedy
7 2 (10.53%) SAP
8 1 (5.26%) Meraki