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 28 May 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
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 131 133
Rank change year-on-year -27 +2  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 701 1031 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.89% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 11.96% 11.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 488 644 553
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £552 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £347
% change year-on-year +15.10% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 56 81
Median hourly rate £26.18 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.78% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.20% +8.33%  

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 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 28 May 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 -30 628 £425 +8.28% 324
London -10 305 £426 +0.23% 122
South East -30 127 £450 +20.00% 55
City of London 0 58 £425 -10.52% 32
East of England +6 51 £508 +46.04% 39
Hampshire +3 35 £500 +55.88% 10
North West +10 34 £355 -1.38% 37
Berkshire -5 30 £488 +30.00% 15
West Midlands +27 28 £388 +16.98% 29
Essex +8 26 £523 +50.57%
South West -30 25 £375 +13.63% 14
East Midlands +5 24 £329 +1.15% 10
Surrey -27 24 £375 -10.17% 18
Scotland -6 23 £415 +27.69% 4
North East +2 22 £320 - 2
Tyne and Wear +5 21 £320 +1.58%
Southend-on-Sea - 21 £523 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 20 £320 +1.58%
Buckinghamshire +4 17 £500 +49.25% 1
Reading -2 17 £525 +38.15% 6
West Sussex +31 15 £425 -1.84% 2
Hertfordshire +7 15 £394 +31.25% 13
Leicestershire +16 14 £258 - 1
Yorkshire -2 14 £450 -2.17% 17
Manchester -4 13 £375 -3.22% 22
County Antrim - 13 £350 -
Belfast - 13 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £350 -
Milton Keynes -2 12 £525 +46.85%
Cheshire +30 11 £360 +13.38% 9

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 659 (42.27%) Linux
2 648 (41.57%) Windows
3 464 (29.76%) DNS
4 456 (29.25%) Firewall
5 376 (24.12%) Cisco
6 347 (22.26%) HTTP
7 327 (20.97%) Active Directory
8 321 (20.59%) Unix
9 318 (20.40%) Java
10 316 (20.27%) LAN
11 312 (20.01%) Microsoft
12 311 (19.95%) SSL
13 302 (19.37%) Python
14 293 (18.79%) Configuration Management
14 293 (18.79%) VMware
15 288 (18.47%) WAN
16 287 (18.41%) Security Cleared
17 284 (18.22%) DevOps
18 280 (17.96%) DHCP
19 270 (17.32%) Puppet
20 244 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
21 224 (14.37%) Windows Server
22 219 (14.05%) ITIL
23 215 (13.79%) Open Source
24 210 (13.47%) Finance
24 210 (13.47%) Git (software)
25 209 (13.41%) SQL
26 208 (13.34%) Perl
27 207 (13.28%) SC Cleared
28 205 (13.15%) Continuous Integration

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
1 173 (11.10%) Apache
2 122 (7.83%) Tomcat
3 105 (6.74%) JBoss
4 102 (6.54%) MS Exchange
5 99 (6.35%) IIS
6 75 (4.81%) nginx
7 43 (2.76%) WebSphere
8 41 (2.63%) WebLogic
9 40 (2.57%) OpenStack
10 32 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (1.67%) SharePoint
12 24 (1.54%) Jetty
12 24 (1.54%) Mongrel
13 22 (1.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 22 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
14 20 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (1.15%) Oracle Application Server
16 17 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
17 15 (0.96%) Confluence
18 12 (0.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 154 (9.88%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.54%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
8 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.45%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Demantra
5 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) RMDS
5 3 (0.19%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.064%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.064%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 200 (12.83%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.78%) Office 365
4 41 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (2.25%) IaaS
6 32 (2.05%) GitHub
7 24 (1.54%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (1.48%) Google App Engine
9 22 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.35%) PaaS
11 19 (1.22%) Google Analytics
11 19 (1.22%) SaaS
12 11 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.64%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.32%) G Suite
15 4 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.26%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 464 (29.76%) DNS
2 456 (29.25%) Firewall
3 347 (22.26%) HTTP
4 316 (20.27%) LAN
5 311 (19.95%) SSL
6 288 (18.47%) WAN
7 280 (17.96%) DHCP
8 191 (12.25%) Wireless
9 185 (11.87%) VPN
10 146 (9.36%) BGP
10 146 (9.36%) Network Security
11 145 (9.30%) MPLS
12 128 (8.21%) OSPF
13 108 (6.93%) Internet
14 98 (6.29%) Ethernet
15 92 (5.90%) VLAN
16 90 (5.77%) VoIP
17 86 (5.52%) Cisco ASA
18 74 (4.75%) IPsec
18 74 (4.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 145 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
2 119 (7.63%) MongoDB
3 106 (6.80%) SQL Server
4 96 (6.16%) MySQL
5 94 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 42 (2.69%) Redis
7 32 (2.05%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
9 28 (1.80%) Oracle Database
10 20 (1.28%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.09%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.09%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.71%) Big Data
15 9 (0.58%) Oracle Database 10g
16 8 (0.51%) DB2
17 7 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
17 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 210 (13.47%) Git (software)
2 198 (12.70%) Jenkins
3 80 (5.13%) Subversion
4 34 (2.18%) JIRA
4 34 (2.18%) Travis CI
5 30 (1.92%) Eclipse
6 29 (1.86%) Maven
6 29 (1.86%) Selenium
7 26 (1.67%) Ant
7 26 (1.67%) Cucumber
7 26 (1.67%) IntelliJ
8 19 (1.22%) Gatling
8 19 (1.22%) Grunt
8 19 (1.22%) gulp
8 19 (1.22%) Karma Test Runner
8 19 (1.22%) Sublime Text
9 18 (1.15%) Artifactory
9 18 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
9 18 (1.15%) Visual Studio
10 16 (1.03%) JUnit
General
1 210 (13.47%) Finance
2 82 (5.26%) Banking
2 82 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 34 (2.18%) Manufacturing
4 29 (1.86%) Retail
5 28 (1.80%) Law
6 21 (1.35%) Marketing
7 18 (1.15%) Investment Banking
8 17 (1.09%) Billing
8 17 (1.09%) Legal
9 15 (0.96%) Electronics
9 15 (0.96%) Front Office
10 13 (0.83%) Back Office
11 12 (0.77%) Games
12 10 (0.64%) Advertising
13 9 (0.58%) Publishing
14 8 (0.51%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.45%) Local Government
15 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
16 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 222 (14.24%) Analyst
2 173 (11.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 172 (11.03%) Network Engineer
4 155 (9.94%) Developer
5 119 (7.63%) Support Engineer
6 76 (4.87%) Support Analyst
7 69 (4.43%) Consultant
8 68 (4.36%) Linux Engineer
9 66 (4.23%) Administrator
10 58 (3.72%) Desktop Support
11 56 (3.59%) Architect
12 53 (3.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 53 (3.40%) Software Engineer
13 50 (3.21%) 2nd Line Support
14 49 (3.14%) Systems Engineer
15 48 (3.08%) Security Analyst
16 47 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
17 45 (2.89%) Cisco Engineer
17 45 (2.89%) Security Engineer
18 40 (2.57%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.16%) Web Services
2 92 (5.90%) J2EE
3 89 (5.71%) .NET
4 86 (5.52%) Node.js
5 79 (5.07%) XML
6 70 (4.49%) 802.1X
7 67 (4.30%) Middleware
8 62 (3.98%) HTML
9 57 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
10 51 (3.27%) SOAP
11 50 (3.21%) REST
12 49 (3.14%) JSON
13 48 (3.08%) CSS
14 44 (2.82%) Servlets
15 40 (2.57%) LAPP Stack
16 32 (2.05%) LAMP
17 30 (1.92%) RESTful
18 29 (1.86%) Spring
18 29 (1.86%) XSLT
19 28 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.79%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (7.63%) Data Centre
3 62 (3.98%) Clustering
4 61 (3.91%) Linux Command Line
5 57 (3.66%) Management Information System
6 47 (3.01%) Computer Science
7 31 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
8 30 (1.92%) Blackberry
9 26 (1.67%) PKI
10 21 (1.35%) Video on Demand
11 20 (1.28%) PDA
11 20 (1.28%) Replication
11 20 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
12 19 (1.22%) CMDB
13 18 (1.15%) Client/Server
13 18 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (1.03%) Algorithms
14 16 (1.03%) Web 2.0
15 15 (0.96%) Device Driver
15 15 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 659 (42.27%) Linux
2 648 (41.57%) Windows
3 321 (20.59%) Unix
4 224 (14.37%) Windows Server
5 167 (10.71%) Windows 7
6 151 (9.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 107 (6.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 97 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (5.58%) CentOS
10 79 (5.07%) Ubuntu
11 67 (4.30%) Windows 10
12 63 (4.04%) Solaris
13 59 (3.78%) Windows Server 2003
14 43 (2.76%) Windows 8
15 35 (2.25%) Windows XP
16 31 (1.99%) Android
17 30 (1.92%) SUSE
18 29 (1.86%) AIX
18 29 (1.86%) Mac OS X
19 18 (1.15%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (18.79%) Configuration Management
2 284 (18.22%) DevOps
3 244 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (14.05%) ITIL
5 215 (13.79%) Open Source
6 205 (13.15%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (8.34%) Test Automation
8 122 (7.83%) Migration
9 118 (7.57%) Software Engineering
10 114 (7.31%) Information Security
11 100 (6.41%) Load Balancing
12 91 (5.84%) High Availability
13 88 (5.64%) Network Design
14 75 (4.81%) Scrum
15 69 (4.43%) SIEM
16 68 (4.36%) Mentoring
16 68 (4.36%) Microservices
17 64 (4.11%) Incident Management
18 62 (3.98%) Network Monitoring
19 61 (3.91%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 318 (20.40%) Java
2 302 (19.37%) Python
3 209 (13.41%) SQL
4 208 (13.34%) Perl
5 147 (9.43%) Ruby
6 135 (8.66%) Bash Shell
7 118 (7.57%) PowerShell
8 111 (7.12%) C
9 96 (6.16%) JavaScript
10 90 (5.77%) C#
11 85 (5.45%) C++
12 51 (3.27%) PHP
13 48 (3.08%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.25%) VBScript
15 34 (2.18%) Korn
15 34 (2.18%) Scala
16 26 (1.67%) Go
17 22 (1.41%) VB
18 19 (1.22%) Groovy
18 19 (1.22%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 287 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 207 (13.28%) SC Cleared
3 192 (12.32%) Cisco Certification
4 126 (8.08%) CCNP
5 108 (6.93%) CCNA
6 70 (4.49%) CISSP
7 65 (4.17%) Degree
8 58 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 56 (3.59%) DV Cleared
10 43 (2.76%) SANS
11 33 (2.12%) CCIE
12 29 (1.86%) GIAC
13 25 (1.60%) MCDST
14 21 (1.35%) JNCIA
15 19 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.09%) CREST Certified
17 16 (1.03%) MCSE
18 15 (0.96%) CEH
18 15 (0.96%) SSCP
19 14 (0.90%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.12%) SLA
2 28 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.83%) QA
5 12 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.45%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.45%) MiFID
7 5 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.26%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.26%) RMADS
9 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.064%) HL7
10 1 (0.064%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.064%) MISRA
10 1 (0.064%) PMO
10 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 327 (20.97%) Active Directory
2 200 (12.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (7.57%) Docker
4 67 (4.30%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.82%) vSphere
6 35 (2.25%) Xen
7 24 (1.54%) XenApp
8 23 (1.48%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 21 (1.35%) NFS
10 18 (1.15%) KVM
10 18 (1.15%) vCloud
10 18 (1.15%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.90%) Samba
13 14 (0.90%) Snort
14 11 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.64%) Firmware
15 10 (0.64%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.64%) RACF
Systems Management
1 270 (17.32%) Puppet
2 170 (10.90%) Ansible
3 150 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (5.84%) SCCM
5 79 (5.07%) Nagios
6 67 (4.30%) Kibana
7 50 (3.21%) Salt
8 49 (3.14%) logstash
9 42 (2.69%) Grafana
10 32 (2.05%) Kubernetes
11 25 (1.60%) FortiGate
12 23 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
12 23 (1.48%) HP SiteScope
12 23 (1.48%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
13 19 (1.22%) Terraform
14 17 (1.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 17 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (1.09%) QRadar
15 16 (1.03%) SELinux
Vendors
1 376 (24.12%) Cisco
2 312 (20.01%) Microsoft
3 293 (18.79%) VMware
4 161 (10.33%) Oracle
5 133 (8.53%) Juniper
6 125 (8.02%) Red Hat
7 103 (6.61%) Citrix
8 102 (6.54%) HP
9 101 (6.48%) CheckPoint
10 90 (5.77%) F5
11 72 (4.62%) IBM
12 54 (3.46%) Google
13 50 (3.21%) Apple
14 47 (3.01%) Palo Alto
15 45 (2.89%) SolarWinds
16 44 (2.82%) Splunk
17 39 (2.50%) McAfee
18 37 (2.37%) EMC
18 37 (2.37%) Symantec
19 35 (2.25%) Dell
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £89.97 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Network ITR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Market rate + Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
IT Resource Transformation
Rate: Excellent day rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £900 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago