Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 190 158 142
Rank change year-on-year -32 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,522 1,623 2,005
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.64% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.17% 12.06% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 890 1,086 1,255
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £163 £154 £180
90th Percentile £605 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 114 99
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.45 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.96% +4.20% +29.83%
10th Percentile £12.75 £10.50 £10.45
90th Percentile £47.25 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £23.14 £36.00
% change year-on-year -17.89% -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 13,628 13,453 16,734
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.62% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,274 8,141 10,190
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £607 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 718 739 828
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.22 £10.96 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.88 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

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 21 September 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 21 September 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 21 September 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 -29 1,386 £425 - 552
UK excluding London -14 900 £400 +6.67% 420
London -36 595 £458 +1.67% 182
South East -21 285 £400 - 107
North of England 0 180 £400 +10.34% 79
Midlands -7 144 £350 +7.69% 53
East of England +23 136 £425 -15.00% 71
North West +10 94 £375 - 48
East Midlands +15 80 £350 +10.24% 21
Yorkshire +30 77 £406 -12.16% 21
West Midlands -20 64 £400 -5.88% 32
Wales +14 58 £350 +12.90% 18
Scotland -40 48 £325 -12.75% 24
South West -37 46 £400 +10.34% 60
North East -47 11 £563 +63.52% 10
Northern Ireland +26 3 £145 -58.71% 7

For the 6 months to 21 September 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.

1 648 (42.58%) Windows
2 611 (40.14%) Linux
3 600 (39.42%) DNS
4 489 (32.13%) Firewall
5 439 (28.84%) Microsoft
6 382 (25.10%) Active Directory
7 381 (25.03%) HTTP
8 341 (22.40%) Cisco
9 334 (21.94%) DHCP
10 327 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
11 317 (20.83%) SSL
12 311 (20.43%) LAN
13 306 (20.11%) WAN
14 299 (19.65%) Java
14 299 (19.65%) DevOps
15 288 (18.92%) Git (software)
16 283 (18.59%) VPN
17 279 (18.33%) VMware
18 272 (17.87%) Unix
19 266 (17.48%) Windows Server
20 253 (16.62%) Puppet
20 253 (16.62%) Amazon AWS
21 251 (16.49%) Jenkins
22 231 (15.18%) Configuration Management
23 228 (14.98%) Security Cleared
24 225 (14.78%) Python
25 223 (14.65%) Docker
26 218 (14.32%) ITIL
27 211 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
28 201 (13.21%) Finance

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
1 157 (10.32%) Apache
2 122 (8.02%) nginx
3 108 (7.10%) MS Exchange
4 93 (6.11%) IIS
5 90 (5.91%) Tomcat
6 53 (3.48%) JBoss
7 46 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (3.02%) WebSphere
8 44 (2.89%) SharePoint
9 40 (2.63%) Elasticsearch
10 38 (2.50%) Apache Spark
11 33 (2.17%) Skype for Business
12 30 (1.97%) WebLogic
13 28 (1.84%) OpenStack
14 27 (1.77%) Jetty
14 27 (1.77%) Mongrel
15 26 (1.71%) Confluence
16 25 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
17 13 (0.85%) Site Server
18 10 (0.66%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 133 (8.74%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 21 (1.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 11 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.46%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.39%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.20%) RMDS
3 2 (0.13%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.13%) SAP GTS
4 1 (0.066%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.066%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.066%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.066%) Eikon
4 1 (0.066%) R3 Corda
4 1 (0.066%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 253 (16.62%) Amazon AWS
2 168 (11.04%) Office 365
3 142 (9.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 62 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
5 56 (3.68%) GitHub
6 46 (3.02%) Google Analytics
6 46 (3.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (2.50%) Heroku
8 34 (2.23%) PaaS
9 33 (2.17%) SaaS
10 32 (2.10%) Cloud Computing
11 30 (1.97%) IaaS
12 27 (1.77%) Google App Engine
13 26 (1.71%) Serverless
14 25 (1.64%) AWS CloudFormation
15 23 (1.51%) Route 53
16 22 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 21 (1.38%) Amazon S3
18 13 (0.85%) Amazon ELB
19 12 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 600 (39.42%) DNS
2 489 (32.13%) Firewall
3 381 (25.03%) HTTP
4 334 (21.94%) DHCP
5 317 (20.83%) SSL
6 311 (20.43%) LAN
7 306 (20.11%) WAN
8 283 (18.59%) VPN
9 172 (11.30%) Internet
10 156 (10.25%) Wireless
11 142 (9.33%) BGP
11 142 (9.33%) OSPF
12 134 (8.80%) FTP
13 124 (8.15%) MPLS
14 121 (7.95%) IPsec
15 106 (6.96%) SAN
16 97 (6.37%) Network Security
17 92 (6.04%) VLAN
18 91 (5.98%) Ethernet
18 91 (5.98%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (10.64%) MongoDB
2 118 (7.75%) NoSQL
3 106 (6.96%) MySQL
4 102 (6.70%) SQL Server
5 86 (5.65%) PostgreSQL
6 57 (3.75%) Relational Database
7 48 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 41 (2.69%) Big Data
9 38 (2.50%) Hadoop
10 27 (1.77%) RDBMS
11 24 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.58%) Redis
12 17 (1.12%) Apache Hive
13 16 (1.05%) Oracle Database
14 14 (0.92%) MariaDB
15 13 (0.85%) Flink
16 11 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
17 10 (0.66%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
18 8 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 288 (18.92%) Git (software)
2 251 (16.49%) Jenkins
3 68 (4.47%) JUnit
4 63 (4.14%) Selenium
5 62 (4.07%) gulp
6 61 (4.01%) Cucumber
7 58 (3.81%) Gatling
8 56 (3.68%) Ant
8 56 (3.68%) Eclipse
9 53 (3.48%) IntelliJ
10 49 (3.22%) Artifactory
11 48 (3.15%) Subversion
12 44 (2.89%) Gradle
12 44 (2.89%) Travis CI
13 38 (2.50%) JIRA
13 38 (2.50%) Visual Studio
14 37 (2.43%) Grunt
14 37 (2.43%) Karma Test Runner
14 37 (2.43%) Sublime Text
15 36 (2.37%) GitLab
General
1 201 (13.21%) Finance
2 98 (6.44%) Telecoms
3 44 (2.89%) Banking
4 30 (1.97%) Law
5 26 (1.71%) Legal
5 26 (1.71%) Military
6 24 (1.58%) Aerospace
6 24 (1.58%) Retail
7 19 (1.25%) Electronics
8 16 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 14 (0.92%) Marketing
10 13 (0.85%) Investment Banking
11 11 (0.72%) Spanish Language
12 10 (0.66%) Financial Institution
13 9 (0.59%) German Language
14 8 (0.53%) Back Office
15 7 (0.46%) Advertising
15 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
16 6 (0.39%) Front Office
17 5 (0.33%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 223 (14.65%) Developer
2 176 (11.56%) Analyst
3 158 (10.38%) Network Engineer
4 157 (10.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 128 (8.41%) Support Engineer
6 102 (6.70%) Architect
7 83 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 75 (4.93%) Java Developer
9 67 (4.40%) Support Analyst
10 61 (4.01%) IT Support
11 57 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support
12 53 (3.48%) Consultant
13 50 (3.29%) Software Engineer
14 47 (3.09%) Security Engineer
15 46 (3.02%) Administrator
15 46 (3.02%) Desktop Support
16 43 (2.83%) Systems Engineer
17 42 (2.76%) Linux Engineer
18 40 (2.63%) Service Analyst
19 39 (2.56%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 114 (7.49%) Web Services
2 106 (6.96%) REST
3 96 (6.31%) Spring
4 93 (6.11%) CSS
4 93 (6.11%) Node.js
5 85 (5.58%) SOAP
6 83 (5.45%) .NET
6 83 (5.45%) HTML
7 82 (5.39%) XML
8 78 (5.12%) AngularJS
8 78 (5.12%) Servlets
9 72 (4.73%) J2EE
10 65 (4.27%) JSON
11 62 (4.07%) HTML5
12 56 (3.68%) Guice
13 54 (3.55%) Elastic Stack
14 49 (3.22%) Gherkin
15 47 (3.09%) Middleware
16 46 (3.02%) OAuth
17 45 (2.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 110 (7.23%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
4 58 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 54 (3.55%) PKI
6 50 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 46 (3.02%) Linux Command Line
8 45 (2.96%) Clustering
9 40 (2.63%) Public Cloud
10 33 (2.17%) Replication
11 25 (1.64%) iPhone
11 25 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
12 21 (1.38%) Data Structures
13 20 (1.31%) Blackberry
14 19 (1.25%) iPad
15 18 (1.18%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.05%) Private Cloud
16 16 (1.05%) Smartphone
17 15 (0.99%) User Experience
18 12 (0.79%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 648 (42.58%) Windows
2 611 (40.14%) Linux
3 272 (17.87%) Unix
4 266 (17.48%) Windows Server
5 131 (8.61%) Windows 7
6 98 (6.44%) Windows 10
7 95 (6.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 89 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 83 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 71 (4.66%) Ubuntu
11 55 (3.61%) Solaris
12 43 (2.83%) Mac OS X
13 34 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
14 30 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 29 (1.91%) CentOS
16 27 (1.77%) Android
17 22 (1.45%) Mac OS
18 19 (1.25%) Windows 8
19 18 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
20 17 (1.12%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 327 (21.48%) Agile Software Development
2 299 (19.65%) DevOps
3 231 (15.18%) Configuration Management
4 218 (14.32%) ITIL
5 211 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
6 191 (12.55%) Open Source
7 173 (11.37%) Test Automation
8 155 (10.18%) Problem-Solving
9 142 (9.33%) Microservices
10 134 (8.80%) Software Engineering
11 114 (7.49%) Load Balancing
12 109 (7.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 105 (6.90%) Scrum
14 103 (6.77%) TDD
15 82 (5.39%) Change Management
16 80 (5.26%) Migration
17 67 (4.40%) Analytics
18 64 (4.20%) Incident Management
19 62 (4.07%) Deployment Automation
19 62 (4.07%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 299 (19.65%) Java
2 225 (14.78%) Python
3 200 (13.14%) SQL
4 175 (11.50%) Perl
5 153 (10.05%) Ruby
6 149 (9.79%) JavaScript
7 130 (8.54%) Bash Shell
8 119 (7.82%) C#
9 99 (6.50%) PowerShell
10 76 (4.99%) Groovy
11 67 (4.40%) C
11 67 (4.40%) C++
12 57 (3.75%) Java 8
13 54 (3.55%) Scala
14 51 (3.35%) Haskell
14 51 (3.35%) Shell Script
15 35 (2.30%) ES6
16 30 (1.97%) PHP
17 25 (1.64%) TypeScript
18 17 (1.12%) Go
Qualifications
1 228 (14.98%) Security Cleared
2 180 (11.83%) Cisco Certification
2 180 (11.83%) SC Cleared
3 117 (7.69%) CCNA
4 113 (7.42%) CCNP
5 92 (6.04%) Microsoft Certification
6 78 (5.12%) Degree
7 46 (3.02%) MCSE
8 37 (2.43%) MCSA
9 34 (2.23%) DV Cleared
10 28 (1.84%) CCIE
11 24 (1.58%) MCP
12 20 (1.31%) MCITP
13 18 (1.18%) CCSE
14 17 (1.12%) A+ Certification
14 17 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (0.99%) CISSP
15 15 (0.99%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (0.99%) ISTQB
16 14 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (2.37%) SLA
2 26 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.64%) QA
4 9 (0.59%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.46%) GDPR
6 6 (0.39%) PMO
7 5 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
7 5 (0.33%) GCP
8 3 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.20%) Government Security Classifications
8 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.20%) MISRA
9 2 (0.13%) DO-178B
10 1 (0.066%) COBIT
10 1 (0.066%) GMP
10 1 (0.066%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.066%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.066%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.066%) TickIT
System Software
1 382 (25.10%) Active Directory
2 223 (14.65%) Docker
3 199 (13.07%) VMware Infrastructure
4 81 (5.32%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.94%) vSphere
6 55 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
7 42 (2.76%) XenApp
8 38 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
9 33 (2.17%) Xen
10 27 (1.77%) NFS
11 26 (1.71%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (0.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 13 (0.85%) XenDesktop
12 13 (0.85%) XenServer
13 12 (0.79%) VMware NSX
14 11 (0.72%) BitLocker
14 11 (0.72%) etcd
14 11 (0.72%) flannel
14 11 (0.72%) KVM
14 11 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 253 (16.62%) Puppet
2 181 (11.89%) Ansible
3 118 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
4 106 (6.96%) Kubernetes
4 106 (6.96%) SCCM
5 79 (5.19%) Terraform
6 65 (4.27%) Kibana
7 64 (4.20%) Grafana
8 31 (2.04%) SCOM
9 28 (1.84%) Docker Swarm
10 26 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
11 25 (1.64%) logstash
12 23 (1.51%) HAProxy
12 23 (1.51%) Nagios
13 19 (1.25%) Microsoft Clustering
13 19 (1.25%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.25%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.25%) Salt
14 18 (1.18%) Backup Exec
15 17 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 439 (28.84%) Microsoft
2 341 (22.40%) Cisco
3 279 (18.33%) VMware
4 121 (7.95%) Citrix
5 120 (7.88%) Oracle
6 115 (7.56%) Google
7 109 (7.16%) CheckPoint
8 102 (6.70%) Juniper
9 90 (5.91%) Red Hat
10 84 (5.52%) F5
11 74 (4.86%) HP
12 59 (3.88%) Palo Alto
13 55 (3.61%) SolarWinds
14 48 (3.15%) McAfee
15 45 (2.96%) IBM
16 40 (2.63%) SAP
17 39 (2.56%) Apple
18 38 (2.50%) NetApp
19 37 (2.43%) Adobe
20 35 (2.30%) Aruba