Period
to 19 November 2018

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 19 November 2018 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
19 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 185 164 145
Rank change year-on-year -21 -19 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,542 1,666 1,936
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.49% 1.64% 1.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.45% 12.10% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 906 1,096 1,202
UK median daily rate £400 £420 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +7.01% +4.67%
10th Percentile £165 £155 £168
90th Percentile £600 £613 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £365 £375
% change year-on-year +8.22% -2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 114 109
UK median hourly rate £21.75 £20.70 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.09% -38.22% +91.43%
10th Percentile £14.28 £12.00 £12.40
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.70 £36.25
% change year-on-year -3.37% -42.90% +107.14%

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 13,471 13,771 15,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.05% 13.58% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,093 8,403 9,690
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.29%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £213
90th Percentile £606 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 633 731 820
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £22.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.63% -17.09% +11.79%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - -24.00% +21.95%

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018.

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 19 November 2018. 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 -12 1,404 £413 -2.94% 571
UK excluding London -3 956 £395 +8.22% 393
London -57 557 £438 -5.41% 220
South East -9 326 £400 +2.56% 87
North of England +36 197 £387 +3.20% 85
Midlands -2 142 £375 +17.19% 58
East of England +13 135 £425 -12.82% 76
North West +22 94 £375 - 48
Yorkshire +44 91 £413 -10.81% 32
East Midlands +4 72 £350 +21.74% 19
West Midlands -8 70 £400 -11.11% 39
Scotland -28 57 £325 -7.14% 17
Wales -7 48 £395 +10.88% 20
South West -44 47 £425 +21.43% 45
North East -34 12 £300 -14.29% 5
Northern Ireland +23 4 £433 +35.52% 5

For the 6 months to 19 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 633 (41.05%) Windows
2 594 (38.52%) Linux
3 560 (36.32%) DNS
4 504 (32.68%) Firewall
5 445 (28.86%) Microsoft
6 377 (24.45%) HTTP
7 360 (23.35%) Cisco
8 357 (23.15%) WAN
9 355 (23.02%) Active Directory
10 354 (22.96%) LAN
11 327 (21.21%) VPN
12 317 (20.56%) SSL
13 304 (19.71%) DHCP
14 295 (19.13%) DevOps
15 282 (18.29%) VMware
16 277 (17.96%) Unix
16 277 (17.96%) Java
17 256 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
18 237 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
19 234 (15.18%) Python
20 233 (15.11%) Jenkins
21 231 (14.98%) Puppet
22 227 (14.72%) ITIL
23 225 (14.59%) Windows Server
24 216 (14.01%) Configuration Management
25 215 (13.94%) Git (software)
26 214 (13.88%) SQL
27 212 (13.75%) Security Cleared
28 208 (13.49%) Finance
29 206 (13.36%) Cisco Certification

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
1 153 (9.92%) Apache
2 108 (7.00%) Tomcat
3 99 (6.42%) nginx
4 88 (5.71%) MS Exchange
5 75 (4.86%) IIS
6 64 (4.15%) JBoss
7 54 (3.50%) WebSphere
8 41 (2.66%) Apache Spark
8 41 (2.66%) Elasticsearch
9 37 (2.40%) SharePoint
10 36 (2.33%) Confluence
11 33 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
11 33 (2.14%) Skype for Business
12 31 (2.01%) Jetty
12 31 (2.01%) Mongrel
13 30 (1.95%) WebLogic
14 29 (1.88%) OpenStack
15 15 (0.97%) Drupal
16 13 (0.84%) Apache Qpid
17 12 (0.78%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 130 (8.43%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 26 (1.69%) MS Visio
4 15 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.65%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.065%) HipChat
6 1 (0.065%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 5 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.065%) assyst
5 1 (0.065%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.065%) Distributed Ledger
5 1 (0.065%) Eikon
5 1 (0.065%) R3 Corda
5 1 (0.065%) RMDS
5 1 (0.065%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.065%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 237 (15.37%) Amazon AWS
2 171 (11.09%) Office 365
3 151 (9.79%) Microsoft Azure
4 83 (5.38%) Amazon EC2
5 54 (3.50%) GitHub
6 52 (3.37%) Google Cloud Platform
7 51 (3.31%) Google Analytics
7 51 (3.31%) SaaS
7 51 (3.31%) Serverless
8 44 (2.85%) Amazon S3
8 44 (2.85%) IaaS
8 44 (2.85%) PaaS
9 39 (2.53%) Route 53
10 37 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 36 (2.33%) AWS CloudFormation
12 34 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
13 32 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
14 31 (2.01%) Google App Engine
15 27 (1.75%) Heroku
16 22 (1.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 560 (36.32%) DNS
2 504 (32.68%) Firewall
3 377 (24.45%) HTTP
4 357 (23.15%) WAN
5 354 (22.96%) LAN
6 327 (21.21%) VPN
7 317 (20.56%) SSL
8 304 (19.71%) DHCP
9 184 (11.93%) Wireless
10 172 (11.15%) Internet
11 163 (10.57%) BGP
12 161 (10.44%) OSPF
13 133 (8.63%) IPsec
14 126 (8.17%) MPLS
15 120 (7.78%) FTP
16 114 (7.39%) VoIP
17 109 (7.07%) Network Security
18 107 (6.94%) SAN
19 100 (6.49%) Ethernet
20 83 (5.38%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (7.39%) MongoDB
2 91 (5.90%) NoSQL
3 85 (5.51%) SQL Server
4 77 (4.99%) MySQL
5 54 (3.50%) Big Data
6 53 (3.44%) PostgreSQL
6 53 (3.44%) Relational Database
7 49 (3.18%) Hadoop
8 43 (2.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 38 (2.46%) Amazon RDS
10 28 (1.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 28 (1.82%) Apache Hive
11 24 (1.56%) RDBMS
12 22 (1.43%) Redis
13 21 (1.36%) Flink
14 17 (1.10%) Oracle Database
15 14 (0.91%) MariaDB
16 11 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
17 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
18 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 233 (15.11%) Jenkins
2 215 (13.94%) Git (software)
3 68 (4.41%) Selenium
4 64 (4.15%) gulp
5 61 (3.96%) Cucumber
5 61 (3.96%) Gatling
6 56 (3.63%) Ant
6 56 (3.63%) IntelliJ
6 56 (3.63%) JIRA
7 54 (3.50%) JUnit
8 53 (3.44%) Eclipse
9 45 (2.92%) Travis CI
10 43 (2.79%) Subversion
11 42 (2.72%) GitLab
11 42 (2.72%) Visual Studio
12 41 (2.66%) Grunt
13 40 (2.59%) Karma Test Runner
13 40 (2.59%) Sublime Text
14 30 (1.95%) Gradle
15 25 (1.62%) Bitbucket
General
1 208 (13.49%) Finance
2 91 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 49 (3.18%) Banking
4 39 (2.53%) Law
5 31 (2.01%) Legal
6 29 (1.88%) Retail
7 25 (1.62%) Military
8 22 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 15 (0.97%) Spanish Language
10 14 (0.91%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.65%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.58%) Advertising
13 7 (0.45%) Back Office
13 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.39%) German Language
15 5 (0.32%) Automotive
15 5 (0.32%) Electronics
15 5 (0.32%) Front Office
15 5 (0.32%) Investment Banking
15 5 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 211 (13.68%) Developer
2 176 (11.41%) Network Engineer
3 162 (10.51%) Analyst
4 136 (8.82%) Architect
5 130 (8.43%) DevOps Engineer
6 112 (7.26%) Support Engineer
7 89 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 72 (4.67%) Java Developer
9 58 (3.76%) Consultant
9 58 (3.76%) Desktop Support
10 57 (3.70%) Support Analyst
11 55 (3.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 55 (3.57%) IT Support
12 49 (3.18%) Software Engineer
13 47 (3.05%) Administrator
14 40 (2.59%) Security Engineer
14 40 (2.59%) Service Analyst
15 39 (2.53%) Service Desk Analyst
16 38 (2.46%) Desktop Engineer
17 36 (2.33%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (7.39%) Web Services
2 103 (6.68%) Node.js
3 94 (6.10%) .NET
4 91 (5.90%) REST
4 91 (5.90%) Spring
5 89 (5.77%) CSS
6 85 (5.51%) Servlets
7 84 (5.45%) SOAP
7 84 (5.45%) XML
8 76 (4.93%) AngularJS
8 76 (4.93%) J2EE
9 73 (4.73%) HTML
10 63 (4.09%) Middleware
11 60 (3.89%) HTML5
12 53 (3.44%) JSON
13 52 (3.37%) Gherkin
14 50 (3.24%) OAuth
15 48 (3.11%) jQuery
16 41 (2.66%) Guice
16 41 (2.66%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 147 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 83 (5.38%) Self-Motivation
3 81 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 57 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 56 (3.63%) Public Cloud
6 43 (2.79%) PKI
7 42 (2.72%) Computer Science
8 33 (2.14%) Clustering
9 26 (1.69%) Data Structures
10 25 (1.62%) Replication
11 24 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 24 (1.56%) iPhone
12 23 (1.49%) Blackberry
12 23 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
13 19 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
14 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.17%) iPad
15 17 (1.10%) Private Cloud
16 15 (0.97%) Mobile App
17 14 (0.91%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 633 (41.05%) Windows
2 594 (38.52%) Linux
3 277 (17.96%) Unix
4 225 (14.59%) Windows Server
5 119 (7.72%) Windows 7
6 107 (6.94%) Windows 10
7 84 (5.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 82 (5.32%) Ubuntu
9 77 (4.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 72 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 60 (3.89%) Solaris
12 49 (3.18%) Apple iOS
13 42 (2.72%) Mac OS X
14 39 (2.53%) Windows Server 2003
15 38 (2.46%) Android
16 18 (1.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 17 (1.10%) CentOS
17 17 (1.10%) SUSE
18 13 (0.84%) Mac OS
18 13 (0.84%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 295 (19.13%) DevOps
2 256 (16.60%) Agile Software Development
3 227 (14.72%) ITIL
4 216 (14.01%) Configuration Management
5 192 (12.45%) Open Source
6 183 (11.87%) Continuous Integration
7 169 (10.96%) Test Automation
8 134 (8.69%) Problem-Solving
9 118 (7.65%) Microservices
10 114 (7.39%) Software Engineering
11 112 (7.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 112 (7.26%) Load Balancing
12 93 (6.03%) Migration
13 88 (5.71%) Scrum
14 84 (5.45%) Analytics
15 82 (5.32%) Change Management
16 66 (4.28%) OO
17 63 (4.09%) TDD
18 62 (4.02%) Information Security
19 60 (3.89%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 277 (17.96%) Java
2 234 (15.18%) Python
3 214 (13.88%) SQL
4 182 (11.80%) Perl
5 148 (9.60%) JavaScript
6 121 (7.85%) Bash Shell
6 121 (7.85%) C#
7 115 (7.46%) Ruby
8 90 (5.84%) PowerShell
9 77 (4.99%) C
10 71 (4.60%) C++
11 63 (4.09%) Groovy
12 55 (3.57%) Shell Script
13 54 (3.50%) Scala
14 52 (3.37%) Haskell
15 37 (2.40%) Java 8
15 37 (2.40%) PHP
16 26 (1.69%) ES6
17 25 (1.62%) TypeScript
18 22 (1.43%) Go
Qualifications
1 212 (13.75%) Security Cleared
2 206 (13.36%) Cisco Certification
3 159 (10.31%) SC Cleared
4 125 (8.11%) CCNP
5 111 (7.20%) CCNA
6 105 (6.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 76 (4.93%) Degree
8 61 (3.96%) MCSE
9 44 (2.85%) DV Cleared
10 36 (2.33%) MCSA
11 31 (2.01%) CCIE
12 27 (1.75%) MCP
13 20 (1.30%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
14 18 (1.17%) JNCIA
14 18 (1.17%) MCITP
15 16 (1.04%) CCSE
16 14 (0.91%) CISSP
16 14 (0.91%) JNCIS
16 14 (0.91%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (1.95%) SLA
2 23 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.17%) QA
4 15 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.65%) GDPR
6 6 (0.39%) PMO
7 5 (0.32%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.19%) MISRA
9 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
9 2 (0.13%) HL7
10 1 (0.065%) COBIT
10 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 355 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 193 (12.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 173 (11.22%) Docker
4 74 (4.80%) Hyper-V
5 67 (4.35%) vSphere
6 42 (2.72%) Virtual Machines
7 40 (2.59%) Xen
8 29 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
9 28 (1.82%) XenApp
10 27 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 25 (1.62%) NFS
12 22 (1.43%) KVM
13 14 (0.91%) Firmware
14 13 (0.84%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 13 (0.84%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 13 (0.84%) Terminal Services
14 13 (0.84%) VMware NSX
15 12 (0.78%) BitLocker
15 12 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 231 (14.98%) Puppet
2 153 (9.92%) Ansible
3 118 (7.65%) SCCM
4 108 (7.00%) Opscode Chef
5 84 (5.45%) Kubernetes
6 69 (4.47%) Terraform
7 66 (4.28%) Kibana
8 65 (4.22%) Grafana
9 28 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
10 25 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
10 25 (1.62%) Nagios
11 22 (1.43%) SCOM
12 18 (1.17%) SELinux
13 17 (1.10%) Red Hat Satellite
14 16 (1.04%) NetBackup
14 16 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
15 15 (0.97%) CFEngine
16 14 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
16 14 (0.91%) Salt
17 13 (0.84%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 445 (28.86%) Microsoft
2 360 (23.35%) Cisco
3 282 (18.29%) VMware
4 122 (7.91%) Google
5 121 (7.85%) Citrix
6 119 (7.72%) Oracle
7 111 (7.20%) CheckPoint
7 111 (7.20%) Juniper
8 90 (5.84%) F5
8 90 (5.84%) Red Hat
9 67 (4.35%) Palo Alto
10 60 (3.89%) HP
11 58 (3.76%) SolarWinds
12 49 (3.18%) IBM
13 46 (2.98%) Apple
14 45 (2.92%) McAfee
15 41 (2.66%) NetApp
16 38 (2.46%) Adobe
17 37 (2.40%) Aruba
18 36 (2.33%) SAP