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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 133 130
Rank change year-on-year -29 -3  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 718 1019 1000
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.82% 1.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.27% 12.06% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 474 616 544
Median daily rate £425 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.62% +11.78%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +15.71% +2.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 63 77
Median hourly rate £21.98 £19.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.65% +15.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.20 £44.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £19.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year -6.35% +25.80%  

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 6370 8451 8390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.12% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 5103 4591
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -28 651 £428 +7.00% 321
London -21 280 £444 +4.41% 125
South East -50 128 £450 +25.00% 59
North West +38 61 £400 +6.66% 28
East of England +14 53 £500 +48.14% 31
City of London +4 47 £425 -2.85% 36
Manchester +26 42 £425 +6.25% 16
Hampshire +1 40 £451 +32.72% 16
West Midlands +45 39 £420 +42.37% 24
East Midlands +5 34 £329 +1.15% 11
South West -27 33 £525 +40.00% 19
Berkshire -24 27 £500 +31.57% 12
Surrey -28 25 £350 -12.50% 15
Scotland -16 24 £400 +26.48% 5
Leicestershire +19 20 £264 - 2
Essex -2 18 £550 +58.27% 4
North East -14 18 £290 -9.37% 4
Hertfordshire +6 17 £400 +18.51% 9
Buckinghamshire -3 17 £425 +25.00% 4
Tyne and Wear -8 15 £290 -9.37% 3
Reading -11 15 £513 +34.86% 8
Salford - 15 £525 -
Wales +2 14 £450 +12.50% 5
Yorkshire -3 14 £500 +5.26% 20
Southend-on-Sea -12 14 £550 +25.71% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -15 14 £290 -9.37%
Cambridgeshire +12 13 £515 +71.66% 11
Milton Keynes +5 13 £500 +40.84% 2
Glasgow 0 13 £400 +125.35% 3
South Wales +7 12 £438 +9.37% 5

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 719 (43.95%) Windows
2 698 (42.67%) Linux
3 507 (30.99%) Firewall
4 500 (30.56%) DNS
5 406 (24.82%) Cisco
6 361 (22.07%) LAN
7 342 (20.90%) Microsoft
8 335 (20.48%) Unix
9 334 (20.42%) WAN
10 332 (20.29%) Active Directory
11 324 (19.80%) Security Cleared
12 323 (19.74%) HTTP
13 322 (19.68%) Java
14 320 (19.56%) VMware
15 315 (19.25%) SSL
16 304 (18.58%) DHCP
17 288 (17.60%) Python
18 285 (17.42%) DevOps
19 267 (16.32%) Windows Server
20 264 (16.14%) Configuration Management
21 263 (16.08%) ITIL
22 248 (15.16%) SC Cleared
23 241 (14.73%) Puppet
24 235 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
25 228 (13.94%) Finance
26 223 (13.63%) VPN
27 215 (13.14%) Perl
28 212 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
29 207 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
30 206 (12.59%) 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 (9.66%) Apache
2 119 (7.27%) Tomcat
3 114 (6.97%) IIS
4 99 (6.05%) MS Exchange
5 88 (5.38%) JBoss
6 74 (4.52%) nginx
7 49 (3.00%) WebSphere
8 33 (2.02%) WebLogic
9 32 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
9 32 (1.96%) OpenStack
10 28 (1.71%) Jetty
11 27 (1.65%) Mongrel
12 26 (1.59%) SharePoint
13 24 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
13 24 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (1.28%) Confluence
15 20 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 17 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (1.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 14 (0.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 147 (8.99%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (1.83%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.061%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.43%) Payment Gateway
3 4 (0.24%) Infor M3
3 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
4 3 (0.18%) Demantra
4 3 (0.18%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
4 3 (0.18%) SnowdropKCS
5 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
6 1 (0.061%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.061%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.061%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 192 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 54 (3.30%) Office 365
4 44 (2.69%) Amazon EC2
5 31 (1.89%) GitHub
6 27 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (1.59%) Google App Engine
8 24 (1.47%) IaaS
9 22 (1.34%) PaaS
10 17 (1.04%) SaaS
11 16 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
11 16 (0.98%) Google Analytics
12 10 (0.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 9 (0.55%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
14 5 (0.31%) G Suite
15 4 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.24%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.24%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 507 (30.99%) Firewall
2 500 (30.56%) DNS
3 361 (22.07%) LAN
4 334 (20.42%) WAN
5 323 (19.74%) HTTP
6 315 (19.25%) SSL
7 304 (18.58%) DHCP
8 223 (13.63%) VPN
9 203 (12.41%) Wireless
10 154 (9.41%) BGP
11 151 (9.23%) Network Security
12 147 (8.99%) MPLS
13 134 (8.19%) OSPF
14 121 (7.40%) VoIP
15 119 (7.27%) Internet
16 100 (6.11%) Cisco ASA
16 100 (6.11%) SNMP
17 96 (5.87%) Ethernet
18 95 (5.81%) VLAN
19 80 (4.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
2 108 (6.60%) MongoDB
3 101 (6.17%) SQL Server
4 97 (5.93%) MySQL
5 91 (5.56%) Relational Database
6 50 (3.06%) Redis
7 31 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 28 (1.71%) NoSQL
8 28 (1.71%) Oracle Database
9 24 (1.47%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
11 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2005
12 13 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
12 13 (0.79%) Big Data
12 13 (0.79%) RDBMS
13 11 (0.67%) Oracle Database 10g
14 9 (0.55%) Apache Cassandra
14 9 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
15 8 (0.49%) DB2
16 5 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 202 (12.35%) Git (software)
1 202 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 87 (5.32%) Subversion
3 40 (2.44%) Travis CI
4 38 (2.32%) JIRA
5 33 (2.02%) Selenium
6 28 (1.71%) Eclipse
7 24 (1.47%) Cucumber
8 22 (1.34%) Maven
9 21 (1.28%) Ant
10 20 (1.22%) IntelliJ
10 20 (1.22%) Vagrant
11 19 (1.16%) JUnit
11 19 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.10%) Visual Studio
13 17 (1.04%) Grunt
13 17 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
14 16 (0.98%) Bitbucket
14 16 (0.98%) gulp
14 16 (0.98%) Sublime Text
General
1 228 (13.94%) Finance
2 88 (5.38%) Banking
3 85 (5.20%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.20%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.71%) Law
6 27 (1.65%) Retail
7 21 (1.28%) Back Office
8 18 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.04%) Billing
10 15 (0.92%) Legal
10 15 (0.92%) Marketing
11 12 (0.73%) Electronics
11 12 (0.73%) Front Office
12 10 (0.61%) Advertising
12 10 (0.61%) Games
12 10 (0.61%) Publishing
13 9 (0.55%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.55%) Multimedia
14 8 (0.49%) Military
15 5 (0.31%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 212 (12.96%) Analyst
2 193 (11.80%) Network Engineer
3 156 (9.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 151 (9.23%) Developer
5 137 (8.37%) Support Engineer
6 75 (4.58%) Administrator
6 75 (4.58%) Linux Engineer
7 74 (4.52%) Support Analyst
8 62 (3.79%) Architect
8 62 (3.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 58 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 58 (3.55%) Software Engineer
10 57 (3.48%) Consultant
11 56 (3.42%) Systems Engineer
12 50 (3.06%) Cisco Engineer
13 48 (2.93%) Security Analyst
14 45 (2.75%) Windows Engineer
15 42 (2.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 42 (2.57%) Security Engineer
16 41 (2.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (6.11%) Web Services
2 95 (5.81%) .NET
3 82 (5.01%) XML
4 77 (4.71%) Node.js
5 75 (4.58%) J2EE
6 66 (4.03%) 802.1X
6 66 (4.03%) HTML
7 60 (3.67%) Middleware
8 51 (3.12%) CSS
8 51 (3.12%) Elastic Stack
9 44 (2.69%) Servlets
10 42 (2.57%) JSON
11 41 (2.51%) SOAP
12 37 (2.26%) REST
13 32 (1.96%) LAPP Stack
14 31 (1.89%) LAMP
15 29 (1.77%) XSLT
16 27 (1.65%) RESTful
17 23 (1.41%) AngularJS
18 21 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 138 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
2 130 (7.95%) Data Centre
3 72 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 69 (4.22%) Clustering
5 49 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 49 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (1.83%) Blackberry
7 26 (1.59%) PKI
8 25 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 24 (1.47%) Security Operations Centre
10 21 (1.28%) Device Driver
11 20 (1.22%) CMDB
11 20 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
12 19 (1.16%) Replication
13 18 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
14 16 (0.98%) Client/Server
14 16 (0.98%) Greenfield Project
14 16 (0.98%) Smartphone
14 16 (0.98%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 719 (43.95%) Windows
2 698 (42.67%) Linux
3 335 (20.48%) Unix
4 267 (16.32%) Windows Server
5 166 (10.15%) Windows 7
6 152 (9.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 142 (8.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 130 (7.95%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (5.75%) CentOS
10 83 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 81 (4.95%) Ubuntu
12 67 (4.10%) Solaris
13 64 (3.91%) Windows 10
14 46 (2.81%) Windows 8
15 45 (2.75%) AIX
16 40 (2.44%) Windows XP
17 35 (2.14%) Android
18 31 (1.89%) Mac OS X
19 26 (1.59%) Apple iOS
20 23 (1.41%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 285 (17.42%) DevOps
2 264 (16.14%) Configuration Management
3 263 (16.08%) ITIL
4 235 (14.36%) Agile Software Development
5 212 (12.96%) Continuous Integration
6 204 (12.47%) Open Source
7 119 (7.27%) Information Security
8 114 (6.97%) Software Engineering
9 101 (6.17%) Migration
10 92 (5.62%) Network Design
11 83 (5.07%) Load Balancing
12 79 (4.83%) High Availability
12 79 (4.83%) SIEM
13 76 (4.65%) Network Monitoring
14 70 (4.28%) Project Management
15 67 (4.10%) Change Management
15 67 (4.10%) Scrum
16 63 (3.85%) Incident Management
16 63 (3.85%) Service Management
17 62 (3.79%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 322 (19.68%) Java
2 288 (17.60%) Python
3 215 (13.14%) Perl
4 206 (12.59%) SQL
5 137 (8.37%) Ruby
6 128 (7.82%) Bash Shell
7 122 (7.46%) PowerShell
8 112 (6.85%) C
9 100 (6.11%) JavaScript
10 97 (5.93%) C++
11 88 (5.38%) C#
12 58 (3.55%) Shell Script
13 51 (3.12%) PHP
14 39 (2.38%) VB
15 37 (2.26%) VBScript
16 30 (1.83%) Go
17 26 (1.59%) Korn
17 26 (1.59%) Scala
18 16 (0.98%) Groovy
18 16 (0.98%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 324 (19.80%) Security Cleared
2 248 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 196 (11.98%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (7.52%) CCNP
5 118 (7.21%) CCNA
6 72 (4.40%) Degree
7 70 (4.28%) CISSP
7 70 (4.28%) DV Cleared
8 65 (3.97%) Microsoft Certification
9 41 (2.51%) SANS
10 34 (2.08%) CCIE
11 29 (1.77%) MCSE
12 28 (1.71%) SSCP
13 21 (1.28%) JNCIA
14 20 (1.22%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (1.22%) MCDST
14 20 (1.22%) MCSA
15 16 (0.98%) BPSS Clearance
15 16 (0.98%) MCP
16 15 (0.92%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (2.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 38 (2.32%) SLA
2 35 (2.14%) PCI DSS
3 16 (0.98%) QA
4 14 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
5 7 (0.43%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 5 (0.31%) MiFID
7 4 (0.24%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.24%) RMADS
8 3 (0.18%) COBIT
9 2 (0.12%) GMP
9 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.061%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.061%) HL7
10 1 (0.061%) ISO26262
10 1 (0.061%) MISRA
10 1 (0.061%) PMO
10 1 (0.061%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.061%) WCAG
System Software
1 332 (20.29%) Active Directory
2 207 (12.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 96 (5.87%) Docker
4 75 (4.58%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.67%) vSphere
6 35 (2.14%) XenApp
7 32 (1.96%) Xen
8 24 (1.47%) NFS
8 24 (1.47%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 21 (1.28%) Firmware
9 21 (1.28%) vCloud
10 20 (1.22%) Samba
11 17 (1.04%) Snort
12 14 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
13 13 (0.79%) RACF
13 13 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
14 12 (0.73%) KVM
14 12 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.55%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 241 (14.73%) Puppet
2 157 (9.60%) Ansible
3 135 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
4 90 (5.50%) SCCM
5 74 (4.52%) Nagios
6 60 (3.67%) Kibana
7 55 (3.36%) Salt
8 40 (2.44%) logstash
9 32 (1.96%) Grafana
9 32 (1.96%) HP SiteScope
10 27 (1.65%) QRadar
11 23 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
11 23 (1.41%) Kubernetes
11 23 (1.41%) Nessus
12 22 (1.34%) FortiGate
12 22 (1.34%) Tivoli
13 21 (1.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 21 (1.28%) SELinux
14 20 (1.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 19 (1.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 406 (24.82%) Cisco
2 342 (20.90%) Microsoft
3 320 (19.56%) VMware
4 156 (9.54%) Juniper
5 129 (7.89%) Oracle
6 121 (7.40%) Citrix
7 120 (7.33%) Red Hat
8 111 (6.78%) CheckPoint
9 109 (6.66%) HP
10 82 (5.01%) IBM
11 81 (4.95%) F5
12 65 (3.97%) Apple
13 62 (3.79%) Google
14 56 (3.42%) Splunk
15 50 (3.06%) Intel Security
16 47 (2.87%) Palo Alto
17 44 (2.69%) EMC
18 40 (2.44%) SolarWinds
19 37 (2.26%) Symantec
20 34 (2.08%) Dell
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + None
Posted: 3 hours ago
East London
Digital Gurus
Posted: 4 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £55.65 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - £650 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £225 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow Area
Spier Consulting Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £27000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Rate: From £500 to £570 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
LA International
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £325 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Rate: £200 - £240 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Intelletec
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £45000 - £55000 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Tadworth, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago