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 3 months to 30 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 152 140 125
Rank change year-on-year -12 -15  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 778 923 957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.71% 1.71% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.85% 11.55% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 570 497
Median daily rate £420 £395 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.32% +6.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £340
% change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 83
Median hourly rate £21.98 £19.00 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.65% +13.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.16 £11.90 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £51.00 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.63% +15.15%  

TCP/IP 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 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
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 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 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 -9 710 £425 +6.25% 306
London +16 322 £430 -9.47% 112
South East -45 126 £440 +25.53% 68
East of England +23 68 £413 +37.50% 26
North West +35 60 £400 +18.51% 28
City of London +17 45 £429 -14.20% 40
Manchester +25 40 £400 -5.88% 14
West Midlands +40 38 £435 +128.94% 18
Hampshire -4 37 £385 +14.92% 16
East Midlands +3 35 £283 -13.07% 11
Berkshire -6 29 £500 +32.45% 20
South West -30 28 £450 +20.00% 17
Surrey -27 25 £350 -12.50% 16
Hertfordshire +7 24 £353 +4.44% 9
Scotland +4 24 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -13 21 £450 +0.84% 20
Essex -4 19 £550 +58.27% 1
North East -5 18 £290 -7.93% 5
Reading -7 18 £500 +28.20% 14
Leicestershire +11 17 £259 - 7
Cambridgeshire +15 15 £515 +145.23% 13
Buckinghamshire -7 15 £450 +26.76% 7
Salford - 15 £525 - 2
Wales +4 14 £450 +12.50% 3
Tyne and Wear -4 14 £290 -27.50% 3
Nottinghamshire +10 13 £425 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 13 £290 -27.50% 1
Southend-on-Sea -9 13 £550 +25.65% 1
South Wales +15 12 £438 +7.36% 3
Milton Keynes -1 12 £475 +33.80% 2

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 780 (45.43%) Windows
2 754 (43.91%) Linux
3 535 (31.16%) DNS
4 505 (29.41%) Firewall
5 407 (23.70%) Cisco
6 378 (22.02%) LAN
7 374 (21.78%) Microsoft
8 371 (21.61%) Active Directory
9 352 (20.50%) HTTP
10 348 (20.27%) Unix
10 348 (20.27%) VMware
11 339 (19.74%) Security Cleared
12 338 (19.69%) WAN
13 333 (19.39%) SSL
14 328 (19.10%) Java
15 324 (18.87%) DHCP
16 323 (18.81%) Python
17 305 (17.76%) DevOps
18 289 (16.83%) Windows Server
19 276 (16.07%) Configuration Management
20 268 (15.61%) ITIL
20 268 (15.61%) SC Cleared
21 255 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
21 255 (14.85%) Puppet
22 248 (14.44%) Finance
23 234 (13.63%) VPN
24 230 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
24 230 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
25 222 (12.93%) Perl
26 217 (12.64%) SQL

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
1 158 (9.20%) Apache
2 127 (7.40%) IIS
3 120 (6.99%) Tomcat
4 110 (6.41%) MS Exchange
5 83 (4.83%) JBoss
6 74 (4.31%) nginx
7 53 (3.09%) WebSphere
8 38 (2.21%) WebLogic
9 36 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.86%) OpenStack
11 31 (1.81%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (1.69%) SharePoint
13 27 (1.57%) Jetty
14 26 (1.51%) Mongrel
15 25 (1.46%) Confluence
16 22 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 22 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 22 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (0.82%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 168 (9.78%) MS Office
2 139 (8.10%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.17%) Demantra
5 3 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.058%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.058%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.058%) Magento
7 1 (0.058%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 206 (12.00%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.61%) Office 365
4 51 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.86%) GitHub
6 26 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.51%) IaaS
7 25 (1.46%) Google App Engine
8 23 (1.34%) PaaS
9 20 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.99%) SaaS
12 15 (0.87%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.64%) Route 53
14 10 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 535 (31.16%) DNS
2 505 (29.41%) Firewall
3 378 (22.02%) LAN
4 352 (20.50%) HTTP
5 338 (19.69%) WAN
6 333 (19.39%) SSL
7 324 (18.87%) DHCP
8 234 (13.63%) VPN
9 210 (12.23%) Wireless
10 154 (8.97%) BGP
11 153 (8.91%) Network Security
12 145 (8.44%) MPLS
13 135 (7.86%) OSPF
14 131 (7.63%) Internet
15 129 (7.51%) VoIP
16 116 (6.76%) SNMP
17 106 (6.17%) VLAN
18 105 (6.12%) Ethernet
19 99 (5.77%) Cisco ASA
20 96 (5.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.38%) PostgreSQL
2 121 (7.05%) MongoDB
3 116 (6.76%) MySQL
4 108 (6.29%) SQL Server
5 88 (5.13%) Relational Database
6 55 (3.20%) Redis
7 32 (1.86%) Oracle Database
8 31 (1.81%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.82%) Big Data
13 14 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
14 13 (0.76%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.58%) DB2
17 7 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 214 (12.46%) Jenkins
2 211 (12.29%) Git (software)
3 100 (5.82%) Subversion
4 40 (2.33%) JIRA
4 40 (2.33%) Travis CI
5 32 (1.86%) Selenium
6 27 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 25 (1.46%) Vagrant
8 23 (1.34%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.22%) Maven
10 20 (1.16%) Ant
11 19 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.11%) IntelliJ
11 19 (1.11%) JUnit
11 19 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.05%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.99%) Grunt
14 16 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (0.87%) Gatling
15 15 (0.87%) Sublime Text
General
1 248 (14.44%) Finance
2 91 (5.30%) Banking
3 88 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.10%) Retail
5 31 (1.81%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.57%) Law
7 24 (1.40%) Back Office
8 22 (1.28%) Billing
9 19 (1.11%) Legal
10 17 (0.99%) Electronics
11 16 (0.93%) Marketing
12 15 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.76%) Advertising
14 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.64%) Front Office
14 11 (0.64%) Publishing
15 10 (0.58%) Military
16 9 (0.52%) Games
16 9 (0.52%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 227 (13.22%) Analyst
2 175 (10.19%) Network Engineer
3 158 (9.20%) DevOps Engineer
4 157 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 145 (8.44%) Developer
6 88 (5.13%) Administrator
6 88 (5.13%) Support Analyst
7 84 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
8 73 (4.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 64 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support
10 63 (3.67%) Architect
11 61 (3.55%) Software Engineer
12 58 (3.38%) Systems Engineer
13 52 (3.03%) Security Analyst
14 50 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
14 50 (2.91%) Consultant
15 47 (2.74%) Systems Administrator
16 46 (2.68%) Desktop Support
17 43 (2.50%) Security Engineer
18 42 (2.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (6.76%) Web Services
2 96 (5.59%) .NET
3 92 (5.36%) XML
4 79 (4.60%) HTML
5 75 (4.37%) J2EE
6 74 (4.31%) Node.js
7 68 (3.96%) 802.1X
8 64 (3.73%) Middleware
9 63 (3.67%) CSS
10 61 (3.55%) Elastic Stack
11 48 (2.80%) JSON
12 41 (2.39%) Servlets
13 40 (2.33%) SOAP
14 34 (1.98%) REST
15 32 (1.86%) LAMP
16 31 (1.81%) LAPP Stack
17 28 (1.63%) XSLT
18 26 (1.51%) RESTful
19 22 (1.28%) AngularJS
19 22 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 149 (8.68%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (8.15%) Data Centre
3 84 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 72 (4.19%) Clustering
5 48 (2.80%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 28 (1.63%) Security Operations Centre
9 27 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
10 25 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 24 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 22 (1.28%) PKI
12 22 (1.28%) Replication
13 21 (1.22%) Client/Server
13 21 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
13 21 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
14 20 (1.16%) CMDB
15 16 (0.93%) Mainframe
15 16 (0.93%) PDA
15 16 (0.93%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 780 (45.43%) Windows
2 754 (43.91%) Linux
3 348 (20.27%) Unix
4 289 (16.83%) Windows Server
5 181 (10.54%) Windows 7
6 168 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 153 (8.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (8.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (5.71%) CentOS
10 95 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 89 (5.18%) Ubuntu
12 68 (3.96%) Solaris
13 62 (3.61%) Windows 10
14 55 (3.20%) AIX
15 49 (2.85%) Windows 8
16 44 (2.56%) Windows XP
17 38 (2.21%) Android
18 30 (1.75%) Mac OS X
19 29 (1.69%) Apple iOS
20 25 (1.46%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (17.76%) DevOps
2 276 (16.07%) Configuration Management
3 268 (15.61%) ITIL
4 255 (14.85%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (13.40%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (12.58%) Open Source
7 117 (6.81%) Information Security
8 115 (6.70%) Software Engineering
9 106 (6.17%) Migration
10 97 (5.65%) Load Balancing
11 87 (5.07%) High Availability
12 85 (4.95%) Network Design
13 81 (4.72%) SIEM
14 77 (4.48%) Project Management
15 72 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
16 68 (3.96%) Incident Management
17 67 (3.90%) Change Management
18 66 (3.84%) Problem Management
19 64 (3.73%) Scrum
20 62 (3.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (19.10%) Java
2 323 (18.81%) Python
3 222 (12.93%) Perl
4 217 (12.64%) SQL
5 160 (9.32%) Ruby
6 141 (8.21%) Bash Shell
7 130 (7.57%) PowerShell
8 114 (6.64%) C
9 112 (6.52%) JavaScript
10 101 (5.88%) C++
11 92 (5.36%) C#
12 74 (4.31%) Shell Script
13 59 (3.44%) PHP
14 49 (2.85%) VB
15 37 (2.15%) Go
15 37 (2.15%) VBScript
16 26 (1.51%) Korn
17 24 (1.40%) Scala
18 15 (0.87%) Groovy
18 15 (0.87%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 339 (19.74%) Security Cleared
2 268 (15.61%) SC Cleared
3 198 (11.53%) Cisco Certification
4 132 (7.69%) CCNP
5 123 (7.16%) CCNA
6 77 (4.48%) Degree
7 73 (4.25%) CISSP
8 71 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
9 64 (3.73%) DV Cleared
10 45 (2.62%) CCIE
10 45 (2.62%) SANS
11 36 (2.10%) MCSE
12 33 (1.92%) SSCP
13 23 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
13 23 (1.34%) JNCIA
13 23 (1.34%) MCDST
14 22 (1.28%) MCSA
15 20 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
15 20 (1.16%) MCP
16 19 (1.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (2.80%) SLA
2 33 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.05%) QA
5 15 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.35%) MiFID
7 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
8 2 (0.12%) RMADS
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) BS7799
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.058%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.058%) MISRA
9 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 371 (21.61%) Active Directory
2 230 (13.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (5.24%) Docker
4 77 (4.48%) Hyper-V
5 67 (3.90%) vSphere
6 37 (2.15%) XenApp
7 31 (1.81%) Firmware
8 30 (1.75%) NFS
9 27 (1.57%) Xen
10 26 (1.51%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 24 (1.40%) vCloud
12 19 (1.11%) Samba
13 17 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
14 15 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
14 15 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
15 14 (0.82%) RACF
15 14 (0.82%) Snort
15 14 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
16 12 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
17 10 (0.58%) etcd
Systems Management
1 255 (14.85%) Puppet
2 169 (9.84%) Ansible
3 148 (8.62%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (5.88%) SCCM
5 80 (4.66%) Nagios
6 78 (4.54%) Salt
7 65 (3.79%) Kibana
8 43 (2.50%) logstash
9 38 (2.21%) HP SiteScope
10 35 (2.04%) QRadar
11 31 (1.81%) Tivoli
12 28 (1.63%) Terraform
13 27 (1.57%) Grafana
14 25 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 24 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 24 (1.40%) Nessus
15 24 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 22 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
16 22 (1.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 407 (23.70%) Cisco
2 374 (21.78%) Microsoft
3 348 (20.27%) VMware
4 164 (9.55%) Juniper
5 124 (7.22%) Oracle
6 123 (7.16%) Citrix
7 122 (7.11%) Red Hat
8 116 (6.76%) HP
9 115 (6.70%) CheckPoint
10 95 (5.53%) IBM
11 89 (5.18%) F5
12 72 (4.19%) Apple
12 72 (4.19%) Splunk
13 59 (3.44%) Google
14 48 (2.80%) Intel Security
15 46 (2.68%) EMC
16 43 (2.50%) Palo Alto
17 39 (2.27%) SolarWinds
17 39 (2.27%) Symantec
18 35 (2.04%) LogRhythm
Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire
Skillbase Consulting Ltd
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £600 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £195 - £269 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 7 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £18 - £20 Per Hour
Posted: 16 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Rate: From £100 to £150 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
IT Connections
Rate: £500-600/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago