The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ICMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited ICMP over the 3 months to 29 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.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 573 631 619
Rank change year-on-year +58 -12  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 32 17 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.032% 0.011%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.49% 0.21% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 4
Median daily rate £505 £340 £333
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +48.52% +2.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £327 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £395 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £340 £195
% change year-on-year +54.41% +74.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £49.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £49.19 -

ICMP 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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ICMP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing ICMP.

Contractor daily rate trend for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing ICMP over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ICMP in the UK

ICMP
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ICMP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +63 30 £505 +48.52% 2
South East +22 16 £525 +54.41%
London +42 13 £500 +37.93% 1
Berkshire +38 12 £525 +54.41%
Reading - 11 £525 -
Milton Keynes - 5 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £525 -
New Malden - 2 - -
Canary Wharf - 2 £406 -
West Midlands +14 1 £325 -28.57%
Slough +7 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
Northampton - 1 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £525 -
Staffordshire - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ICMP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ICMP.

1 43 (70.49%) TCP/IP
2 39 (63.93%) Cisco
3 34 (55.74%) SNMP
4 31 (50.82%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (50.82%) Firewall
5 30 (49.18%) MPLS
5 30 (49.18%) HTTP
6 29 (47.54%) BGP
7 27 (44.26%) Unix
8 26 (42.62%) OSPF
9 25 (40.98%) Linux
10 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
10 23 (37.70%) Security Cleared
11 22 (36.07%) SSH
12 21 (34.43%) CCNP
13 20 (32.79%) DNS
13 20 (32.79%) VLAN
14 17 (27.87%) Ansible
14 17 (27.87%) Java
14 17 (27.87%) Telecoms
15 16 (26.23%) Debian
15 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
15 16 (26.23%) Python
15 16 (26.23%) SELinux
15 16 (26.23%) Ubuntu
15 16 (26.23%) CentOS
15 16 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (26.23%) Git (software)
15 16 (26.23%) Hadoop

ICMP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 15 (24.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (6.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (4.92%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (70.49%) TCP/IP
2 34 (55.74%) SNMP
3 31 (50.82%) Firewall
4 30 (49.18%) HTTP
4 30 (49.18%) MPLS
5 29 (47.54%) BGP
6 26 (42.62%) OSPF
7 22 (36.07%) SSH
8 20 (32.79%) DNS
8 20 (32.79%) VLAN
9 16 (26.23%) Cisco ASA
10 15 (24.59%) Cisco Nexus
10 15 (24.59%) IPv4
10 15 (24.59%) IPv6
11 14 (22.95%) Ethernet
12 13 (21.31%) IPsec
13 12 (19.67%) VPN
14 11 (18.03%) FTP
14 11 (18.03%) WAN
15 10 (16.39%) IGMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (26.23%) Hadoop
2 3 (4.92%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 16 (26.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 17 (27.87%) Telecoms
2 7 (11.48%) Billing
2 7 (11.48%) Military
3 6 (9.84%) Legal
4 4 (6.56%) Finance
5 2 (3.28%) Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Electronics
5 2 (3.28%) Retail
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Developer
2 14 (22.95%) Architect
2 14 (22.95%) Network Architect
3 10 (16.39%) Java Developer
3 10 (16.39%) JavaScript Developer
3 10 (16.39%) Network Engineer
3 10 (16.39%) Python Developer
4 9 (14.75%) Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) DevOps Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) Java Consultant
4 9 (14.75%) Java Engineer
4 9 (14.75%) JavaScript Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Architect
6 6 (9.84%) Cisco Network Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Hadoop Consultant
7 4 (6.56%) Hadoop Developer
7 4 (6.56%) Hadoop Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Telecoms Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (16.39%) 802.1X
1 10 (16.39%) Middleware
2 3 (4.92%) CGI
2 3 (4.92%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (24.59%) Linux Command Line
2 11 (18.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (16.39%) IPTV
3 10 (16.39%) Over-the-Top Content
3 10 (16.39%) Video on Demand
4 9 (14.75%) Data Centre
5 8 (13.11%) STB
6 7 (11.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (9.84%) Management Information System
8 4 (6.56%) Driving Licence
9 2 (3.28%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 27 (44.26%) Unix
2 25 (40.98%) Linux
3 16 (26.23%) CentOS
3 16 (26.23%) Debian
3 16 (26.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (26.23%) Ubuntu
4 12 (19.67%) Windows
5 6 (9.84%) Android
6 2 (3.28%) FreeBSD
6 2 (3.28%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.64%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.95%) DevOps
1 14 (22.95%) Network Management
2 13 (21.31%) Network Design
2 13 (21.31%) Prototyping
3 12 (19.67%) Network Architecture
4 11 (18.03%) ITIL
5 8 (13.11%) Incident Management
5 8 (13.11%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 8 (13.11%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (13.11%) SOA
6 7 (11.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 7 (11.48%) Open Source
6 7 (11.48%) People Management
7 6 (9.84%) Open Source Development
7 6 (9.84%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (8.20%) Change Management
8 5 (8.20%) Customer Requirements
8 5 (8.20%) Load Balancing
9 4 (6.56%) Information Security
9 4 (6.56%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 17 (27.87%) Java
2 16 (26.23%) Bash Shell
2 16 (26.23%) JavaScript
2 16 (26.23%) Python
3 3 (4.92%) SQL
4 2 (3.28%) C
5 1 (1.64%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (50.82%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (37.70%) SC Cleared
2 23 (37.70%) Security Cleared
3 21 (34.43%) CCNP
4 13 (21.31%) CCNA
5 10 (16.39%) CCIE
6 9 (14.75%) CCIP
7 8 (13.11%) JNCIA
8 7 (11.48%) JNCIE
9 3 (4.92%) GCIH
9 3 (4.92%) GIAC
10 2 (3.28%) CCDP
10 2 (3.28%) CCSA
10 2 (3.28%) CCSE
10 2 (3.28%) Degree
10 2 (3.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.64%) CCENT
11 1 (1.64%) CISSP
11 1 (1.64%) CLAS
11 1 (1.64%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 3 (4.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (16.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (4.92%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.92%) Forefront TMG
2 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (27.87%) Ansible
2 16 (26.23%) SELinux
3 10 (16.39%) Nagios
4 4 (6.56%) WhatsUp Gold
5 3 (4.92%) Nessus
5 3 (4.92%) OVSD
6 1 (1.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.64%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (63.93%) Cisco
2 12 (19.67%) Juniper
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) VMware
4 9 (14.75%) F5
4 9 (14.75%) Huawei
5 6 (9.84%) HP
6 5 (8.20%) Ericsson
7 4 (6.56%) Palo Alto
8 3 (4.92%) BT
9 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
9 2 (3.28%) Cyberoam
9 2 (3.28%) Meraki
9 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.64%) Progress
10 1 (1.64%) ServiceNow
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