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 27 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.

Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 580 638 631
Rank change year-on-year +58 -7  
Contract jobs citing ICMP 30 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.064% 0.030% 0.020%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.47% 0.18% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 3 5
Median daily rate £525 £338 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +55.55% -32.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £337 £485
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £488 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £337 £525
% change year-on-year +55.67% -35.76%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.67% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £49.19 -
% change year-on-year -4.67% -  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +34 27 £525 +55.55% 3
London +12 17 £563 +7.14% 1
West Midlands +22 4 £320 -
South East +16 4 £525 +55.67%
Milton Keynes - 4 £525 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 £525 -
Birmingham - 4 £320 -
East Midlands - 3 £525 -
Northampton - 3 £525 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £525 -
Berkshire - 3 £525 -
Reading - 3 £525 -
East of England 0 2 £300 -
City of London -3 2 £535 - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 2 £300 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 -

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 39 (61.90%) TCP/IP
1 39 (61.90%) Cisco
2 37 (58.73%) Firewall
3 31 (49.21%) BGP
4 29 (46.03%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (41.27%) MPLS
6 25 (39.68%) Unix
6 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
7 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
7 24 (38.10%) Linux
7 24 (38.10%) SNMP
8 23 (36.51%) OSPF
9 22 (34.92%) Python
10 21 (33.33%) HTTP
11 20 (31.75%) Java
12 19 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
12 19 (30.16%) Network Design
13 18 (28.57%) VLAN
13 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
14 17 (26.98%) SSH
14 17 (26.98%) IPv4
14 17 (26.98%) IPv6
14 17 (26.98%) CCIE
15 16 (25.40%) VPN
15 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
15 16 (25.40%) Network Management
15 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
16 15 (23.81%) DevOps
16 15 (23.81%) Bash Shell
17 14 (22.22%) Network Security

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (6.35%) Apache
2 1 (1.59%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 18 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.35%) GitHub
3 4 (6.35%) SaaS
4 1 (1.59%) Datadog
4 1 (1.59%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (61.90%) TCP/IP
2 37 (58.73%) Firewall
3 31 (49.21%) BGP
4 26 (41.27%) MPLS
5 24 (38.10%) SNMP
6 23 (36.51%) OSPF
7 21 (33.33%) HTTP
8 19 (30.16%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (28.57%) VLAN
10 17 (26.98%) IPv4
10 17 (26.98%) IPv6
10 17 (26.98%) SSH
11 16 (25.40%) VPN
12 14 (22.22%) DNS
12 14 (22.22%) Network Security
13 13 (20.63%) Wireless
14 9 (14.29%) WAN
15 8 (12.70%) IPsec
16 7 (11.11%) Ethernet
16 7 (11.11%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) Hadoop
2 4 (6.35%) Big Data
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.59%) MySQL
4 1 (1.59%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 16 (25.40%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
3 3 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (3.17%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.59%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (22.22%) Military
2 12 (19.05%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Retail
4 1 (1.59%) Aerospace
4 1 (1.59%) Billing
4 1 (1.59%) Legal
4 1 (1.59%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 25 (39.68%) Architect
1 25 (39.68%) Network Architect
2 13 (20.63%) Cisco Architect
2 13 (20.63%) Cisco Network Architect
3 12 (19.05%) Developer
4 10 (15.87%) Consultant
5 9 (14.29%) DevOps Developer
5 9 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) Telecoms Architect
6 6 (9.52%) DevOps Consultant
6 6 (9.52%) Java Consultant
6 6 (9.52%) Java Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Java Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) JavaScript Developer
6 6 (9.52%) JavaScript Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Open Source Developer
6 6 (9.52%) Python Developer
7 3 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Data Centre Engineer
7 3 (4.76%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.11%) CGI
2 6 (9.52%) 802.1X
3 4 (6.35%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (6.35%) FastCGI
3 4 (6.35%) Kafka
4 3 (4.76%) Middleware
4 3 (4.76%) Node.js
4 3 (4.76%) Web Services
5 2 (3.17%) COM
6 1 (1.59%) React
Miscellaneous
1 16 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (19.05%) Hybrid Cloud
3 11 (17.46%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (11.11%) Client/Server
4 7 (11.11%) Data Centre
5 5 (7.94%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (4.76%) IPTV
6 3 (4.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (4.76%) Over-the-Top Content
6 3 (4.76%) Public Cloud
6 3 (4.76%) STB
6 3 (4.76%) Video on Demand
7 2 (3.17%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.17%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.59%) RIA
8 1 (1.59%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 25 (39.68%) Unix
2 24 (38.10%) Linux
3 12 (19.05%) CentOS
3 12 (19.05%) Debian
3 12 (19.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 12 (19.05%) Ubuntu
4 10 (15.87%) Windows
5 2 (3.17%) FreeBSD
5 2 (3.17%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.59%) Android
6 1 (1.59%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.16%) Network Design
2 16 (25.40%) Network Management
3 15 (23.81%) DevOps
4 14 (22.22%) SOA
5 13 (20.63%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (19.05%) People Management
7 11 (17.46%) Load Balancing
7 11 (17.46%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (15.87%) Open Source
9 9 (14.29%) Prototyping
10 8 (12.70%) ITIL
11 7 (11.11%) ITIL V3
11 7 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
12 6 (9.52%) ITSM
12 6 (9.52%) Open Source Development
12 6 (9.52%) Service Delivery
12 6 (9.52%) Service Management
13 5 (7.94%) High Availability
13 5 (7.94%) OO
13 5 (7.94%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 22 (34.92%) Python
2 20 (31.75%) Java
3 15 (23.81%) Bash Shell
4 12 (19.05%) JavaScript
5 5 (7.94%) C++
5 5 (7.94%) Go
6 4 (6.35%) C
6 4 (6.35%) Perl
7 3 (4.76%) SQL
8 1 (1.59%) C#
8 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (46.03%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (39.68%) Security Cleared
3 24 (38.10%) SC Cleared
4 17 (26.98%) CCIE
5 14 (22.22%) CCNP
6 13 (20.63%) JNCIE
7 5 (7.94%) CCNA
8 4 (6.35%) CCDP
9 3 (4.76%) CCIP
9 3 (4.76%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.76%) JNCIA
10 2 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (3.17%) Degree
10 2 (3.17%) GCIA
10 2 (3.17%) GCIH
11 1 (1.59%) CCENT
11 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (1.59%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) Def Stans
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.35%) Docker
2 4 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (6.35%) vSphere
3 2 (3.17%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.17%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (22.22%) Ansible
2 12 (19.05%) SELinux
3 6 (9.52%) OVSD
4 3 (4.76%) Consul
4 3 (4.76%) Nagios
4 3 (4.76%) WhatsUp Gold
5 2 (3.17%) CSIRT
5 2 (3.17%) Mesos
5 2 (3.17%) Nessus
6 1 (1.59%) Chronos
6 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.59%) Kubernetes
6 1 (1.59%) Marathon
6 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.59%) Terraform
6 1 (1.59%) WMI
Vendors
1 39 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (14.29%) Palo Alto
3 8 (12.70%) HP
4 6 (9.52%) VMware
5 5 (7.94%) F5
5 5 (7.94%) Juniper
6 3 (4.76%) Fortinet
6 3 (4.76%) Huawei
6 3 (4.76%) Microsoft
7 2 (3.17%) ArcSight
7 2 (3.17%) BT
7 2 (3.17%) NetWitness
7 2 (3.17%) Qualys
7 2 (3.17%) Splunk
8 1 (1.59%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.59%) Ericsson
8 1 (1.59%) Google
8 1 (1.59%) Nortel
8 1 (1.59%) Redback
8 1 (1.59%) WatchGuard
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