Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 144 132
Rank change year-on-year -12 -12 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1654 1944 2039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.82% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% 11.60% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1093 1232 1290
UK median daily rate £410 £390 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £153 £180 £190
90th Percentile £600 £571 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £366 £355 £350
% change year-on-year +2.96% +1.43% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 106 169
UK median hourly rate £23.14 £30.75 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +77.44% -0.97%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.44 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £44.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -35.72% +105.71% -

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -15 1482 £425 +6.25% 369
UK excluding London -15 905 £366 +2.96% 209
London -25 696 £450 +5.88% 172
South East +13 342 £400 +14.29% 58
North of England -49 140 £363 +3.57% 52
Midlands +58 128 £320 -14.67% 30
East of England +4 107 £500 +16.28% 36
Scotland -8 71 £350 +7.69% 8
South West -36 71 £350 +2.94% 21
East Midlands +52 70 £308 -15.17% 17
North West -1 60 £369 -10.66% 25
West Midlands +15 55 £450 +30.43% 13
North East -12 47 £344 +7.50% 5
Yorkshire -17 33 £463 -2.63% 22
Wales -22 28 £310 -25.30% 4
Northern Ireland -31 21 £338 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 710 (42.93%) Linux
2 709 (42.87%) Windows
3 563 (34.04%) DNS
4 524 (31.68%) Firewall
5 409 (24.73%) Active Directory
6 389 (23.52%) Unix
7 383 (23.16%) Microsoft
8 375 (22.67%) Cisco
9 358 (21.64%) VMware
10 341 (20.62%) HTTP
11 326 (19.71%) DHCP
12 322 (19.47%) LAN
13 313 (18.92%) WAN
14 305 (18.44%) Python
15 302 (18.26%) SSL
16 290 (17.53%) Java
17 285 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
18 275 (16.63%) Puppet
19 269 (16.26%) ITIL
20 266 (16.08%) DevOps
21 258 (15.60%) Windows Server
22 248 (14.99%) Finance
23 243 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
24 242 (14.63%) Security Cleared
25 237 (14.33%) Configuration Management
26 235 (14.21%) VPN
27 229 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
28 222 (13.42%) Oracle
29 212 (12.82%) Apache
30 211 (12.76%) 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
1 212 (12.82%) Apache
2 145 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 126 (7.62%) JBoss
4 109 (6.59%) MS Exchange
5 101 (6.11%) IIS
6 85 (5.14%) WebLogic
7 64 (3.87%) SharePoint
8 60 (3.63%) nginx
9 53 (3.20%) OpenStack
10 52 (3.14%) iPlanet
10 52 (3.14%) Oracle Application Server
11 39 (2.36%) Confluence
12 36 (2.18%) WebSphere
13 29 (1.75%) Skype for Business
14 28 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (1.45%) IBM Notes
17 19 (1.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 17 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 190 (11.49%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 19 (1.15%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.97%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.12%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.12%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.33%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 18 (1.09%) RMDS
3 12 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.73%) Eikon
4 7 (0.42%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.060%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 243 (14.69%) Amazon AWS
2 114 (6.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 104 (6.29%) Office 365
4 61 (3.69%) IaaS
5 42 (2.54%) SaaS
6 41 (2.48%) PaaS
7 39 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 32 (1.93%) GitHub
9 21 (1.27%) Amazon ELB
9 21 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 21 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 18 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
12 16 (0.97%) Route 53
13 15 (0.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (0.91%) G Suite
13 15 (0.91%) Google App Engine
14 14 (0.85%) Slack
15 13 (0.79%) Trello
16 12 (0.73%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 563 (34.04%) DNS
2 524 (31.68%) Firewall
3 341 (20.62%) HTTP
4 326 (19.71%) DHCP
5 322 (19.47%) LAN
6 313 (18.92%) WAN
7 302 (18.26%) SSL
8 235 (14.21%) VPN
9 180 (10.88%) Network Security
10 162 (9.79%) Wireless
11 112 (6.77%) IPsec
12 109 (6.59%) Internet
13 107 (6.47%) Ethernet
13 107 (6.47%) MPLS
14 106 (6.41%) VLAN
15 104 (6.29%) BGP
16 103 (6.23%) SAN
17 93 (5.62%) VoIP
18 82 (4.96%) LDAP
19 79 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (9.37%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
3 104 (6.29%) MongoDB
4 93 (5.62%) MySQL
5 88 (5.32%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.36%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.69%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.57%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 21 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
12 16 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
13 13 (0.79%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.67%) Redis
15 10 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 10 (0.60%) Big Data
16 9 (0.54%) MariaDB
16 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
17 7 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
17 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 199 (12.03%) Git (software)
2 177 (10.70%) Jenkins
3 65 (3.93%) JIRA
4 59 (3.57%) Subversion
5 56 (3.39%) Sonatype Nexus
6 50 (3.02%) Maven
7 49 (2.96%) Artifactory
8 32 (1.93%) Eclipse
8 32 (1.93%) Visual Studio
9 25 (1.51%) JUnit
10 22 (1.33%) Selenium
11 20 (1.21%) IntelliJ
12 19 (1.15%) TeamCity
13 18 (1.09%) Gradle
14 15 (0.91%) Ant
14 15 (0.91%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 15 (0.91%) Travis CI
15 13 (0.79%) git-flow
16 11 (0.67%) Cucumber
16 11 (0.67%) WiX
General
1 248 (14.99%) Finance
2 120 (7.26%) Telecoms
3 83 (5.02%) Banking
4 39 (2.36%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.12%) Electronics
6 27 (1.63%) Investment Banking
6 27 (1.63%) Legal
6 27 (1.63%) Marketing
7 25 (1.51%) Retail
8 22 (1.33%) Front Office
9 17 (1.03%) Financial Institution
10 15 (0.91%) Back Office
11 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
12 8 (0.48%) Advertising
13 7 (0.42%) Automotive
13 7 (0.42%) German Language
13 7 (0.42%) Publishing
14 6 (0.36%) Billing
14 6 (0.36%) Law
15 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 204 (12.33%) Analyst
2 166 (10.04%) Network Engineer
3 159 (9.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 147 (8.89%) Developer
5 141 (8.52%) Support Engineer
6 97 (5.86%) Architect
7 88 (5.32%) Desktop Support
8 82 (4.96%) Linux Engineer
9 80 (4.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 78 (4.72%) Administrator
11 74 (4.47%) Consultant
12 68 (4.11%) Support Analyst
13 56 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
13 56 (3.39%) Security Engineer
14 52 (3.14%) IT Support
14 52 (3.14%) Java Developer
14 52 (3.14%) Unix Engineer
15 51 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
16 50 (3.02%) Desktop Engineer
17 46 (2.78%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 115 (6.95%) J2EE
1 115 (6.95%) Web Services
2 95 (5.74%) .NET
3 87 (5.26%) XML
4 85 (5.14%) Elastic Stack
5 74 (4.47%) Middleware
6 67 (4.05%) SOAP
7 64 (3.87%) REST
8 55 (3.33%) Spring
9 53 (3.20%) HTML
9 53 (3.20%) JSON
10 42 (2.54%) CSS
11 39 (2.36%) 802.1X
11 39 (2.36%) FIX Protocol
11 39 (2.36%) Node.js
11 39 (2.36%) RESTful
12 33 (2.00%) Hibernate
12 33 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
13 29 (1.75%) Ajax
13 29 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 174 (10.52%) Data Centre
2 131 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (5.80%) Computer Science
4 92 (5.56%) Clustering
5 76 (4.59%) Management Information System
6 72 (4.35%) PKI
7 44 (2.66%) Blackberry
8 42 (2.54%) Client/Server
9 36 (2.18%) Video Conferencing
10 29 (1.75%) iPad
10 29 (1.75%) Public Cloud
11 27 (1.63%) Replication
12 25 (1.51%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 23 (1.39%) iPhone
14 22 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.21%) Device Driver
15 20 (1.21%) Linux Command Line
16 19 (1.15%) PDA
16 19 (1.15%) Video on Demand
17 18 (1.09%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 710 (42.93%) Linux
2 709 (42.87%) Windows
3 389 (23.52%) Unix
4 258 (15.60%) Windows Server
5 183 (11.06%) Windows 7
6 163 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 123 (7.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 118 (7.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 105 (6.35%) Solaris
10 89 (5.38%) Windows 10
11 74 (4.47%) AIX
12 69 (4.17%) SUSE
13 61 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 59 (3.57%) HPUX
15 42 (2.54%) Apple iOS
15 42 (2.54%) Windows 8
16 41 (2.48%) Ubuntu
17 38 (2.30%) CentOS
18 37 (2.24%) Mac OS X
19 35 (2.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (17.23%) Agile Software Development
2 269 (16.26%) ITIL
3 266 (16.08%) DevOps
4 237 (14.33%) Configuration Management
5 168 (10.16%) Load Balancing
6 160 (9.67%) Continuous Integration
7 152 (9.19%) Open Source
8 127 (7.68%) Software Engineering
9 121 (7.32%) High Availability
9 121 (7.32%) Test Automation
10 116 (7.01%) Migration
11 91 (5.50%) Scrum
12 83 (5.02%) Information Security
13 81 (4.90%) Change Management
13 81 (4.90%) Incident Management
14 76 (4.59%) Cybersecurity
15 75 (4.53%) SIEM
16 74 (4.47%) Mentoring
17 72 (4.35%) Network Design
18 71 (4.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 305 (18.44%) Python
2 290 (17.53%) Java
3 211 (12.76%) SQL
4 196 (11.85%) Bash Shell
5 185 (11.19%) Perl
6 150 (9.07%) Ruby
7 102 (6.17%) PowerShell
8 90 (5.44%) C
8 90 (5.44%) C#
9 84 (5.08%) C++
10 72 (4.35%) JavaScript
11 69 (4.17%) Shell Script
12 61 (3.69%) Korn
13 56 (3.39%) C-shell
14 53 (3.20%) Go
15 37 (2.24%) Groovy
16 34 (2.06%) PHP
17 32 (1.93%) Scala
18 31 (1.87%) VBScript
19 15 (0.91%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 242 (14.63%) Security Cleared
2 171 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 149 (9.01%) Cisco Certification
4 136 (8.22%) Degree
5 135 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
6 93 (5.62%) CCNP
7 84 (5.08%) MCSE
8 83 (5.02%) CCNA
9 63 (3.81%) CISSP
10 54 (3.26%) MCDST
11 52 (3.14%) MCSA
12 48 (2.90%) MCP
13 37 (2.24%) CCIE
14 32 (1.93%) DV Cleared
14 32 (1.93%) SANS
15 31 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
16 30 (1.81%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (1.69%) GIAC
18 23 (1.39%) A+ Certification
19 20 (1.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.72%) SLA
2 42 (2.54%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.97%) QA
5 15 (0.91%) MiFID
6 14 (0.85%) COBIT
7 13 (0.79%) Disclosure Scotland
8 11 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 9 (0.54%) RMADS
10 7 (0.42%) AS 2805
10 7 (0.42%) ISO 8583
10 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
12 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
12 3 (0.18%) FATCA
12 3 (0.18%) GDPR
12 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
12 3 (0.18%) IFRS
13 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
13 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 409 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 229 (13.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (9.13%) Docker
4 96 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 52 (3.14%) vSphere
6 40 (2.42%) KVM
7 39 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.36%) Xen
8 38 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 34 (2.06%) XenApp
10 32 (1.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 26 (1.57%) Samba
12 24 (1.45%) vCloud
13 23 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
14 22 (1.33%) iptables
15 18 (1.09%) NFS
16 15 (0.91%) Oracle RAC
17 14 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
18 12 (0.73%) Terminal Services
19 11 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 275 (16.63%) Puppet
2 202 (12.21%) Ansible
3 147 (8.89%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (5.50%) SCCM
5 63 (3.81%) Kubernetes
6 60 (3.63%) Kibana
7 55 (3.33%) logstash
8 51 (3.08%) Salt
9 44 (2.66%) Terraform
10 34 (2.06%) Grafana
10 34 (2.06%) Nagios
11 32 (1.93%) NetBackup
12 29 (1.75%) Backup Exec
12 29 (1.75%) SCOM
13 28 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
14 27 (1.63%) WSUS
15 20 (1.21%) Nessus
16 18 (1.09%) FortiGate
16 18 (1.09%) HAProxy
16 18 (1.09%) SELinux
Vendors
1 383 (23.16%) Microsoft
2 375 (22.67%) Cisco
3 358 (21.64%) VMware
4 222 (13.42%) Oracle
5 165 (9.98%) Citrix
6 154 (9.31%) Red Hat
7 144 (8.71%) F5
8 119 (7.19%) HP
9 105 (6.35%) Juniper
10 78 (4.72%) CheckPoint
11 71 (4.29%) Apple
12 70 (4.23%) Sun
13 59 (3.57%) Palo Alto
14 57 (3.45%) Splunk
15 55 (3.33%) SolarWinds
16 52 (3.14%) Dell
16 52 (3.14%) Google
16 52 (3.14%) Symantec
17 50 (3.02%) Veritas
18 40 (2.42%) McAfee