Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for TCP/IP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited TCP/IP over the 6 months to 23 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 140 134
Rank change year-on-year -21 -6 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1696 1967 2029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.87% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.00% 12.05% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1106 1215 1296
UK median daily rate £414 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £155 £168 £184
90th Percentile £613 £575 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -3.33% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 109 168
UK median hourly rate £20.12 £33.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.94% +91.43% -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.78 £12.40 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.45 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £36.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -44.50% +107.14% -0.71%

TCP/IP 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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £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 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
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 TCP/IP within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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 -23 1524 £425 +6.25% 296
UK excluding London -24 896 £363 -3.33% 170
London -21 749 £463 +8.82% 140
South East +2 326 £389 +11.07% 42
Midlands +47 132 £320 -14.67% 24
North of England -77 131 £369 -6.05% 52
East of England -15 113 £488 +21.12% 24
Scotland -11 79 £350 +5.90% 7
East Midlands +38 72 £288 -4.33% 8
South West -28 72 £363 +3.57% 14
West Midlands +14 58 £450 +16.13% 15
North West -28 57 £375 -14.29% 27
North East -20 39 £350 +7.69% 2
Yorkshire -36 35 £450 - 23
Wales -1 29 £350 -15.66% 7
Northern Ireland -26 15 £320 -22.07%

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP 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 TCP/IP.

1 753 (44.40%) Linux
2 742 (43.75%) Windows
3 606 (35.73%) DNS
4 524 (30.90%) Firewall
5 435 (25.65%) Active Directory
6 418 (24.65%) Microsoft
7 394 (23.23%) Unix
8 367 (21.64%) VMware
9 361 (21.29%) HTTP
10 353 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
11 350 (20.64%) Cisco
12 346 (20.40%) DHCP
13 344 (20.28%) WAN
14 339 (19.99%) LAN
15 327 (19.28%) Python
16 325 (19.16%) Java
17 319 (18.81%) SSL
18 309 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
19 307 (18.10%) DevOps
20 287 (16.92%) ITIL
21 282 (16.63%) Puppet
22 277 (16.33%) Windows Server
23 260 (15.33%) VPN
24 254 (14.98%) Finance
25 244 (14.39%) Security Cleared
26 238 (14.03%) Configuration Management
27 230 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
28 226 (13.33%) Ansible
29 222 (13.09%) Git (software)
30 219 (12.91%) Oracle

TCP/IP
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
1 213 (12.56%) Apache
2 142 (8.37%) Tomcat
3 122 (7.19%) JBoss
4 116 (6.84%) MS Exchange
5 105 (6.19%) IIS
6 82 (4.83%) WebLogic
7 71 (4.19%) nginx
8 59 (3.48%) SharePoint
9 44 (2.59%) iPlanet
9 44 (2.59%) Oracle Application Server
10 42 (2.48%) OpenStack
11 39 (2.30%) Confluence
11 39 (2.30%) WebSphere
12 38 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2007
13 35 (2.06%) Skype for Business
14 34 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
15 32 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (1.42%) IBM Notes
17 20 (1.18%) Jetty
18 19 (1.12%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 205 (12.09%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 22 (1.30%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.94%) Microsoft Project
6 6 (0.35%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.059%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.059%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (1.24%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 21 (1.24%) RMDS
2 12 (0.71%) Eikon
3 8 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
4 7 (0.41%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 3 (0.18%) Bankmaster
7 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.059%) Oracle EBS R12
8 1 (0.059%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.059%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 309 (18.22%) Amazon AWS
2 131 (7.72%) Office 365
3 129 (7.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 75 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
5 52 (3.07%) IaaS
6 47 (2.77%) PaaS
6 47 (2.77%) SaaS
7 42 (2.48%) GitHub
8 34 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 31 (1.83%) Amazon ELB
9 31 (1.83%) AWS CloudFormation
9 31 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
10 30 (1.77%) Route 53
11 27 (1.59%) Amazon S3
12 24 (1.42%) Google Cloud Platform
13 20 (1.18%) Google App Engine
14 16 (0.94%) G Suite
15 14 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 14 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 14 (0.83%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 606 (35.73%) DNS
2 524 (30.90%) Firewall
3 361 (21.29%) HTTP
4 346 (20.40%) DHCP
5 344 (20.28%) WAN
6 339 (19.99%) LAN
7 319 (18.81%) SSL
8 260 (15.33%) VPN
9 178 (10.50%) Network Security
10 156 (9.20%) Wireless
11 135 (7.96%) SAN
12 118 (6.96%) Internet
13 108 (6.37%) IPsec
14 105 (6.19%) VLAN
15 98 (5.78%) MPLS
16 96 (5.66%) BGP
17 90 (5.31%) LDAP
17 90 (5.31%) VoIP
18 85 (5.01%) Ethernet
19 78 (4.60%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 166 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 124 (7.31%) PostgreSQL
3 114 (6.72%) MongoDB
4 103 (6.07%) MySQL
5 89 (5.25%) Relational Database
6 61 (3.60%) Amazon RDS
7 53 (3.13%) NoSQL
8 31 (1.83%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.53%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (1.24%) Apache Cassandra
11 20 (1.18%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 16 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
13 15 (0.88%) DB2
14 14 (0.83%) Big Data
15 9 (0.53%) Power BI
15 9 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
16 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
17 7 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 222 (13.09%) Git (software)
2 211 (12.44%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.01%) Sonatype Nexus
4 67 (3.95%) JIRA
5 61 (3.60%) Artifactory
5 61 (3.60%) Subversion
6 47 (2.77%) Maven
7 37 (2.18%) JUnit
8 34 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 33 (1.95%) Visual Studio
10 29 (1.71%) Selenium
11 26 (1.53%) Gradle
12 24 (1.42%) IntelliJ
13 20 (1.18%) Travis CI
14 19 (1.12%) TeamCity
15 16 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 16 (0.94%) Cucumber
15 16 (0.94%) JMeter
16 15 (0.88%) Mockito
17 13 (0.77%) WiX
General
1 254 (14.98%) Finance
2 119 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 95 (5.60%) Banking
4 39 (2.30%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.06%) Electronics
6 27 (1.59%) Investment Banking
7 23 (1.36%) Legal
8 22 (1.30%) Retail
9 21 (1.24%) Front Office
10 20 (1.18%) Marketing
11 19 (1.12%) Financial Institution
12 15 (0.88%) Back Office
13 11 (0.65%) Advertising
14 10 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
15 9 (0.53%) Law
16 8 (0.47%) German Language
17 7 (0.41%) Automotive
18 6 (0.35%) Publishing
19 5 (0.29%) Aerospace
19 5 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 204 (12.03%) Analyst
2 177 (10.44%) Network Engineer
3 172 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 154 (9.08%) Developer
5 147 (8.67%) Support Engineer
6 99 (5.84%) Architect
7 89 (5.25%) Desktop Support
8 82 (4.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 79 (4.66%) Linux Engineer
10 77 (4.54%) Administrator
11 72 (4.25%) Consultant
12 71 (4.19%) Support Analyst
13 70 (4.13%) Java Developer
14 65 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
15 58 (3.42%) Security Engineer
16 52 (3.07%) Desktop Engineer
17 50 (2.95%) IT Support
18 49 (2.89%) AWS Engineer
18 49 (2.89%) Unix Engineer
19 47 (2.77%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 138 (8.14%) Web Services
2 116 (6.84%) J2EE
3 99 (5.84%) .NET
4 98 (5.78%) XML
5 95 (5.60%) Elastic Stack
6 75 (4.42%) Middleware
7 71 (4.19%) REST
8 70 (4.13%) SOAP
9 66 (3.89%) JSON
10 65 (3.83%) Spring
11 57 (3.36%) HTML
12 44 (2.59%) CSS
13 41 (2.42%) Node.js
14 40 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
15 36 (2.12%) RESTful
16 32 (1.89%) Hibernate
16 32 (1.89%) HTML5
17 29 (1.71%) Ajax
18 28 (1.65%) Servlets
19 27 (1.59%) EJB
Miscellaneous
1 171 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 141 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
3 100 (5.90%) Computer Science
4 90 (5.31%) Clustering
5 82 (4.83%) Management Information System
6 79 (4.66%) PKI
7 40 (2.36%) Blackberry
8 39 (2.30%) Public Cloud
9 37 (2.18%) Client/Server
10 33 (1.95%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 32 (1.89%) Replication
12 29 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
12 29 (1.71%) iPad
13 28 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (1.53%) iPhone
15 23 (1.36%) Algorithms
15 23 (1.36%) Fixed Income
16 17 (1.00%) BYOD
16 17 (1.00%) Device Driver
17 16 (0.94%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 753 (44.40%) Linux
2 742 (43.75%) Windows
3 394 (23.23%) Unix
4 277 (16.33%) Windows Server
5 186 (10.97%) Windows 7
6 160 (9.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 131 (7.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 99 (5.84%) Windows 10
10 97 (5.72%) Solaris
11 68 (4.01%) AIX
12 63 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 57 (3.36%) SUSE
14 50 (2.95%) HPUX
15 47 (2.77%) Windows 8
16 44 (2.59%) Apple iOS
17 41 (2.42%) Windows XP
18 38 (2.24%) Mac OS X
19 37 (2.18%) CentOS
20 36 (2.12%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 353 (20.81%) Agile Software Development
2 307 (18.10%) DevOps
3 287 (16.92%) ITIL
4 238 (14.03%) Configuration Management
5 197 (11.62%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (9.38%) Load Balancing
7 154 (9.08%) Open Source
8 137 (8.08%) Test Automation
9 121 (7.13%) Software Engineering
10 116 (6.84%) High Availability
11 106 (6.25%) Scrum
12 102 (6.01%) Migration
13 88 (5.19%) Mentoring
14 87 (5.13%) Incident Management
15 81 (4.78%) TDD
16 80 (4.72%) Change Management
17 78 (4.60%) Microservices
17 78 (4.60%) SIEM
18 77 (4.54%) Project Management
19 76 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 327 (19.28%) Python
2 325 (19.16%) Java
3 218 (12.85%) SQL
4 216 (12.74%) Bash Shell
5 183 (10.79%) Perl
6 164 (9.67%) Ruby
7 115 (6.78%) PowerShell
8 83 (4.89%) C#
9 82 (4.83%) C
10 80 (4.72%) JavaScript
11 76 (4.48%) C++
12 63 (3.71%) Shell Script
13 57 (3.36%) Go
14 48 (2.83%) Korn
15 46 (2.71%) Groovy
16 43 (2.54%) C-shell
17 36 (2.12%) Scala
18 35 (2.06%) PHP
19 26 (1.53%) VBScript
20 15 (0.88%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 244 (14.39%) Security Cleared
2 171 (10.08%) SC Cleared
3 148 (8.73%) Degree
4 147 (8.67%) Cisco Certification
4 147 (8.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 100 (5.90%) MCSE
6 81 (4.78%) CCNA
7 79 (4.66%) CCNP
8 58 (3.42%) MCP
8 58 (3.42%) MCSA
9 54 (3.18%) MCDST
10 45 (2.65%) CISSP
11 41 (2.42%) DV Cleared
12 32 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
14 29 (1.71%) CCIE
15 24 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
15 24 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 23 (1.36%) A+ Certification
17 22 (1.30%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (2.54%) PCI DSS
1 43 (2.54%) SLA
2 24 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.00%) QA
4 16 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
5 14 (0.83%) COBIT
5 14 (0.83%) MiFID
6 13 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 9 (0.53%) RMADS
8 7 (0.41%) AS 2805
8 7 (0.41%) ISO 8583
8 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 6 (0.35%) GDPR
10 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.18%) FATCA
11 3 (0.18%) GMP
11 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.18%) IFRS
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 435 (25.65%) Active Directory
2 230 (13.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 174 (10.26%) Docker
4 104 (6.13%) Hyper-V
5 54 (3.18%) vSphere
6 41 (2.42%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.12%) Xen
7 36 (2.12%) XenApp
8 30 (1.77%) KVM
8 30 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (1.71%) Samba
10 25 (1.47%) iptables
10 25 (1.47%) vCloud
11 22 (1.30%) Veritas Volume Manager
12 21 (1.24%) NFS
13 19 (1.12%) Virtual Servers
14 15 (0.88%) Oracle RAC
15 13 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.71%) Terminal Services
17 9 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 282 (16.63%) Puppet
2 226 (13.33%) Ansible
3 150 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (5.42%) SCCM
5 79 (4.66%) Kibana
6 74 (4.36%) Kubernetes
7 62 (3.66%) logstash
7 62 (3.66%) Terraform
8 52 (3.07%) Salt
9 44 (2.59%) Grafana
10 34 (2.00%) WSUS
11 33 (1.95%) SCOM
12 31 (1.83%) Backup Exec
12 31 (1.83%) Nagios
13 28 (1.65%) NetBackup
14 27 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
15 26 (1.53%) Nessus
16 22 (1.30%) SELinux
17 18 (1.06%) HAProxy
18 17 (1.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 418 (24.65%) Microsoft
2 367 (21.64%) VMware
3 350 (20.64%) Cisco
4 219 (12.91%) Oracle
5 170 (10.02%) Citrix
6 142 (8.37%) Red Hat
7 124 (7.31%) HP
8 119 (7.02%) F5
9 106 (6.25%) Juniper
10 79 (4.66%) Apple
11 69 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 68 (4.01%) Splunk
13 63 (3.71%) Sun
14 61 (3.60%) Google
15 52 (3.07%) Palo Alto
15 52 (3.07%) SolarWinds
16 51 (3.01%) Dell
16 51 (3.01%) Symantec
17 46 (2.71%) IBM
18 35 (2.06%) SaltStack