Period
to 17 November 2017

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 6 months to 17 November 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
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 851 836 873
Rank change year-on-year -15 +37 +18
Contract jobs citing ICMP 27 58 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.055% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.19% 0.35% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 24 9
UK median daily rate £323 £382 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.52% -15.17% +50.00%
10th Percentile £150 £288 £401
90th Percentile £625 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £362 £475
% change year-on-year -11.60% -23.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
UK median hourly rate - £49.19 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ICMP 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

ICMP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ICMP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 17 November 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 8 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 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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
England -8 27 £323 -15.52% 4
London -26 18 £333 -26.11% 1
UK excluding London +27 9 £320 -11.60% 3
Midlands +32 6 £320 - 1
West Midlands +26 5 £320 - 1
South East -2 2 £525 +45.03%
East of England - 2 £300 -
East Midlands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 23 (85.19%) Python
1 23 (85.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (81.48%) Linux
3 20 (74.07%) DNS
4 15 (55.56%) Load Balancing
5 13 (48.15%) Go
6 12 (44.44%) Firewall
7 10 (37.04%) MySQL
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
7 10 (37.04%) Ruby
7 10 (37.04%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (33.33%) Ansible
8 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (33.33%) Public Cloud
8 9 (33.33%) SaaS
8 9 (33.33%) VPN
9 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
9 8 (29.63%) Oracle
9 8 (29.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 8 (29.63%) NoSQL
9 8 (29.63%) Degree
9 8 (29.63%) Terraform
9 8 (29.63%) GitHub
10 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
10 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (25.93%) Open Source
10 7 (25.93%) Windows
10 7 (25.93%) HTTP
10 7 (25.93%) Management Information System

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 6 (22.22%) Apache
2 5 (18.52%) Apache Spark
3 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (3.70%) nginx
3 1 (3.70%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (33.33%) SaaS
3 8 (29.63%) GitHub
4 7 (25.93%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (18.52%) Datadog
6 2 (7.41%) IaaS
6 2 (7.41%) PaaS
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
7 1 (3.70%) Route 53
7 1 (3.70%) Stackdriver
7 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) TCP/IP
2 20 (74.07%) DNS
3 12 (44.44%) Firewall
4 9 (33.33%) VPN
5 7 (25.93%) HTTP
6 6 (22.22%) DHCP
7 5 (18.52%) 3G
7 5 (18.52%) LTE
7 5 (18.52%) SSL
8 2 (7.41%) BGP
8 2 (7.41%) Internet
8 2 (7.41%) Network Security
9 1 (3.70%) 4G
9 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (3.70%) EIGRP
9 1 (3.70%) OSPF
9 1 (3.70%) SMTP
9 1 (3.70%) SNMP
9 1 (3.70%) VoIP
9 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (37.04%) Amazon RDS
1 10 (37.04%) MySQL
2 8 (29.63%) NoSQL
3 5 (18.52%) Big Data
3 5 (18.52%) Hadoop
3 5 (18.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Redis
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 8 (29.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 6 (22.22%) Artifactory
3 6 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 5 (18.52%) JIRA
4 5 (18.52%) Sonatype Nexus
4 5 (18.52%) Subversion
5 1 (3.70%) GoCD
5 1 (3.70%) Gradle
5 1 (3.70%) Selenium
General
1 5 (18.52%) Telecoms
2 4 (14.81%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.70%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (22.22%) Test Engineer
2 5 (18.52%) Cloud Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Consultant
3 4 (14.81%) Network Engineer
4 3 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Principal Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Security Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Security Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Senior Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (7.41%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Tester
6 1 (3.70%) Big Data Specialist
6 1 (3.70%) JIRA Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (22.22%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (22.22%) Kafka
2 5 (18.52%) CGI
2 5 (18.52%) FastCGI
3 1 (3.70%) LAMP
3 1 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (3.70%) Memcached
3 1 (3.70%) Node.js
3 1 (3.70%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (3.70%) React
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) ZeroMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Public Cloud
2 7 (25.93%) Management Information System
3 6 (22.22%) Client/Server
4 3 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (7.41%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
6 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (81.48%) Linux
2 7 (25.93%) Windows
3 6 (22.22%) Mac OS X
3 6 (22.22%) Unix
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) Load Balancing
2 7 (25.93%) Open Source
3 6 (22.22%) Build Automation
3 6 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (22.22%) Refactoring
4 5 (18.52%) OO
4 5 (18.52%) OOP
4 5 (18.52%) Regression Testing
4 5 (18.52%) Reverse Engineering
4 5 (18.52%) Unit Testing
5 4 (14.81%) DevOps
5 4 (14.81%) Mentoring
5 4 (14.81%) Test Management
6 3 (11.11%) Software Delivery
7 2 (7.41%) Analytics
7 2 (7.41%) Case Management
7 2 (7.41%) Coaching
7 2 (7.41%) Information Security
7 2 (7.41%) Security Operations
7 2 (7.41%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (85.19%) Python
2 13 (48.15%) Go
3 10 (37.04%) Ruby
4 7 (25.93%) Bash Shell
5 6 (22.22%) C
5 6 (22.22%) Java
6 5 (18.52%) C++
6 5 (18.52%) Perl
6 5 (18.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (29.63%) Degree
2 3 (11.11%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (7.41%) CCNP
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (7.41%) GCIA
3 2 (7.41%) GCIH
4 1 (3.70%) CCDP
4 1 (3.70%) CCIE
4 1 (3.70%) CCSA
4 1 (3.70%) CCSE
4 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) QA
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Docker
2 1 (3.70%) KVM
2 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (3.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (33.33%) Ansible
1 9 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (29.63%) Terraform
3 5 (18.52%) Kubernetes
4 2 (7.41%) CSIRT
5 1 (3.70%) Chronos
5 1 (3.70%) Consul
5 1 (3.70%) Graphite
5 1 (3.70%) HAProxy
5 1 (3.70%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (3.70%) Marathon
5 1 (3.70%) Mesos
5 1 (3.70%) OVSD
5 1 (3.70%) Puppet
5 1 (3.70%) Salt
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
1 8 (29.63%) Oracle
2 6 (22.22%) Google
2 6 (22.22%) HP
3 2 (7.41%) ArcSight
3 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
3 2 (7.41%) NetWitness
3 2 (7.41%) Qualys
3 2 (7.41%) Splunk
4 1 (3.70%) Juniper
4 1 (3.70%) New Relic
4 1 (3.70%) Palo Alto
4 1 (3.70%) VMware