Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 162 140 128
Rank change year-on-year -22 -12 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1719 1938 2089
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.88% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.16% 12.25% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1110 1193 1332
UK median daily rate £411 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.81% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £156 £174 £180
90th Percentile £610 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 113 156
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £33.28 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.91% +90.17% -10.26%
10th Percentile £11.38 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £36.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -45.21% +108.57% -7.89%

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 14140 15817 15884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.68% 15.31% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8688 9602 9197
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 806 987
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.67 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.18% +7.94% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.00 £48.75 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -21 1558 £425 +6.25% 274
UK excluding London -27 904 £370 -1.33% 176
London -13 767 £475 +11.76% 112
South East -1 339 £400 +15.11% 38
Midlands +56 139 £315 -10.00% 19
North of England -72 138 £375 -6.25% 59
East of England -21 97 £500 +24.22% 26
East Midlands +49 76 £293 +46.25% 8
South West -19 76 £363 +3.57% 20
Scotland -22 72 £350 +9.03% 10
North West -20 61 £400 -11.11% 33
West Midlands +2 60 £450 +16.13% 10
North East -15 40 £350 +6.06% 4
Yorkshire -35 37 £450 - 22
Wales -3 34 £356 -12.58% 2
Northern Ireland -26 10 £108 -73.78% 2

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 775 (45.08%) Linux
2 759 (44.15%) Windows
3 627 (36.47%) DNS
4 536 (31.18%) Firewall
5 446 (25.95%) Active Directory
6 440 (25.60%) Microsoft
7 387 (22.51%) VMware
8 383 (22.28%) Unix
9 377 (21.93%) HTTP
10 374 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
11 351 (20.42%) DHCP
12 338 (19.66%) Python
13 335 (19.49%) Java
14 333 (19.37%) WAN
15 332 (19.31%) Cisco
16 324 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
17 321 (18.67%) DevOps
17 321 (18.67%) LAN
18 320 (18.62%) SSL
19 299 (17.39%) Puppet
20 297 (17.28%) ITIL
21 291 (16.93%) Windows Server
22 262 (15.24%) Security Cleared
23 252 (14.66%) VPN
24 251 (14.60%) Finance
25 249 (14.49%) Configuration Management
26 244 (14.19%) Git (software)
27 239 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
28 221 (12.86%) Jenkins
29 219 (12.74%) Apache

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
1 219 (12.74%) Apache
2 148 (8.61%) Tomcat
3 124 (7.21%) JBoss
4 119 (6.92%) MS Exchange
5 108 (6.28%) IIS
6 83 (4.83%) WebLogic
7 74 (4.30%) nginx
8 52 (3.03%) SharePoint
9 44 (2.56%) iPlanet
9 44 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
10 42 (2.44%) Confluence
11 40 (2.33%) OpenStack
12 39 (2.27%) WebSphere
13 38 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 35 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2010
15 34 (1.98%) Skype for Business
16 32 (1.86%) Elasticsearch
17 22 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
18 21 (1.22%) IBM Notes
18 21 (1.22%) Jetty
Applications
1 217 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (2.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 27 (1.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 24 (1.40%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.058%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.058%) Revit
Business Applications
1 21 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 21 (1.22%) RMDS
2 10 (0.58%) Eikon
3 7 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.41%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.17%) Bankmaster
6 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.058%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 324 (18.85%) Amazon AWS
2 140 (8.14%) Office 365
3 136 (7.91%) Microsoft Azure
4 82 (4.77%) Amazon EC2
5 58 (3.37%) PaaS
6 57 (3.32%) IaaS
7 56 (3.26%) SaaS
8 43 (2.50%) GitHub
9 39 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 38 (2.21%) Amazon ELB
11 37 (2.15%) Route 53
12 34 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
13 30 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
14 28 (1.63%) Amazon S3
15 25 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
16 20 (1.16%) Google App Engine
17 18 (1.05%) G Suite
18 14 (0.81%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 14 (0.81%) Slack
19 13 (0.76%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 627 (36.47%) DNS
2 536 (31.18%) Firewall
3 377 (21.93%) HTTP
4 351 (20.42%) DHCP
5 333 (19.37%) WAN
6 321 (18.67%) LAN
7 320 (18.62%) SSL
8 252 (14.66%) VPN
9 175 (10.18%) Network Security
10 152 (8.84%) Wireless
11 132 (7.68%) SAN
12 127 (7.39%) Internet
13 114 (6.63%) IPsec
14 103 (5.99%) VLAN
15 99 (5.76%) BGP
16 94 (5.47%) MPLS
17 93 (5.41%) LDAP
18 84 (4.89%) FTP
19 82 (4.77%) VoIP
20 74 (4.30%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 177 (10.30%) SQL Server
2 128 (7.45%) PostgreSQL
3 117 (6.81%) MongoDB
4 105 (6.11%) MySQL
5 79 (4.60%) Relational Database
6 67 (3.90%) Amazon RDS
7 59 (3.43%) NoSQL
8 35 (2.04%) RDBMS
9 27 (1.57%) Apache Cassandra
10 25 (1.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 20 (1.16%) Oracle Database
12 17 (0.99%) DB2
12 17 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
13 16 (0.93%) Big Data
13 16 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
14 15 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (0.81%) Power BI
16 9 (0.52%) Hadoop
17 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
18 7 (0.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 244 (14.19%) Git (software)
2 221 (12.86%) Jenkins
3 75 (4.36%) Sonatype Nexus
4 68 (3.96%) Artifactory
4 68 (3.96%) JIRA
5 61 (3.55%) Subversion
6 51 (2.97%) Maven
7 42 (2.44%) JUnit
8 38 (2.21%) Visual Studio
9 35 (2.04%) Selenium
10 34 (1.98%) Eclipse
11 32 (1.86%) Gradle
12 28 (1.63%) IntelliJ
13 23 (1.34%) TeamCity
13 23 (1.34%) Travis CI
14 20 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 19 (1.11%) JMeter
16 17 (0.99%) Mockito
17 16 (0.93%) Gatling
17 16 (0.93%) gulp
General
1 251 (14.60%) Finance
2 111 (6.46%) Telecoms
3 99 (5.76%) Banking
4 38 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.04%) Electronics
6 27 (1.57%) Investment Banking
7 22 (1.28%) Retail
8 21 (1.22%) Legal
9 20 (1.16%) Marketing
10 19 (1.11%) Financial Institution
10 19 (1.11%) Front Office
11 18 (1.05%) Back Office
12 12 (0.70%) Automotive
13 11 (0.64%) Advertising
14 10 (0.58%) Law
15 8 (0.47%) German Language
16 7 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
17 6 (0.35%) Billing
17 6 (0.35%) Publishing
18 5 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 197 (11.46%) Analyst
2 179 (10.41%) Network Engineer
3 177 (10.30%) DevOps Engineer
4 161 (9.37%) Developer
5 138 (8.03%) Support Engineer
6 108 (6.28%) Architect
7 89 (5.18%) Desktop Support
8 86 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 80 (4.65%) Java Developer
10 79 (4.60%) Linux Engineer
11 75 (4.36%) Administrator
12 74 (4.30%) Consultant
13 68 (3.96%) Support Analyst
14 65 (3.78%) 2nd Line Support
15 55 (3.20%) Security Engineer
16 52 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
17 51 (2.97%) AWS Engineer
17 51 (2.97%) Unix Engineer
18 44 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
19 43 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 150 (8.73%) Web Services
2 115 (6.69%) J2EE
3 111 (6.46%) XML
4 104 (6.05%) .NET
5 92 (5.35%) REST
6 91 (5.29%) Elastic Stack
7 78 (4.54%) SOAP
8 76 (4.42%) JSON
9 70 (4.07%) Middleware
10 67 (3.90%) Spring
11 61 (3.55%) HTML
12 50 (2.91%) CSS
13 39 (2.27%) Node.js
14 37 (2.15%) FIX Protocol
14 37 (2.15%) HTML5
15 35 (2.04%) RESTful
16 32 (1.86%) Hibernate
17 29 (1.69%) EJB
17 29 (1.69%) Servlets
18 27 (1.57%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 177 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 148 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
3 99 (5.76%) Computer Science
4 89 (5.18%) Clustering
5 86 (5.00%) Management Information System
6 78 (4.54%) PKI
7 40 (2.33%) Blackberry
8 39 (2.27%) Public Cloud
9 36 (2.09%) Client/Server
10 33 (1.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 31 (1.80%) Replication
12 30 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
12 30 (1.75%) iPad
13 27 (1.57%) iPhone
14 26 (1.51%) Video Conferencing
15 25 (1.45%) Algorithms
16 21 (1.22%) Fixed Income
17 18 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
18 17 (0.99%) BYOD
19 15 (0.87%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 775 (45.08%) Linux
2 759 (44.15%) Windows
3 383 (22.28%) Unix
4 291 (16.93%) Windows Server
5 178 (10.35%) Windows 7
6 156 (9.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 151 (8.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 150 (8.73%) Windows Server 2012
9 103 (5.99%) Windows 10
10 93 (5.41%) Solaris
11 68 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
12 67 (3.90%) AIX
13 53 (3.08%) SUSE
14 50 (2.91%) HPUX
14 50 (2.91%) Windows 8
15 48 (2.79%) Apple iOS
16 39 (2.27%) CentOS
16 39 (2.27%) Windows XP
17 36 (2.09%) Android
18 35 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (21.76%) Agile Software Development
2 321 (18.67%) DevOps
3 297 (17.28%) ITIL
4 249 (14.49%) Configuration Management
5 196 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
6 154 (8.96%) Load Balancing
7 148 (8.61%) Open Source
8 131 (7.62%) Test Automation
9 116 (6.75%) High Availability
10 115 (6.69%) Software Engineering
11 109 (6.34%) Migration
12 99 (5.76%) Scrum
13 88 (5.12%) Change Management
14 87 (5.06%) Incident Management
15 82 (4.77%) TDD
16 80 (4.65%) Information Security
16 80 (4.65%) Mentoring
17 78 (4.54%) Microservices
18 77 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
19 76 (4.42%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 338 (19.66%) Python
2 335 (19.49%) Java
3 217 (12.62%) Bash Shell
4 208 (12.10%) SQL
5 179 (10.41%) Ruby
6 176 (10.24%) Perl
7 125 (7.27%) PowerShell
8 86 (5.00%) C#
9 78 (4.54%) JavaScript
10 77 (4.48%) C++
11 75 (4.36%) C
12 60 (3.49%) Shell Script
13 55 (3.20%) Go
14 52 (3.03%) Groovy
15 45 (2.62%) Scala
16 43 (2.50%) Korn
17 42 (2.44%) C-shell
18 35 (2.04%) PHP
19 23 (1.34%) VBScript
20 15 (0.87%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 262 (15.24%) Security Cleared
2 190 (11.05%) SC Cleared
3 155 (9.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 151 (8.78%) Cisco Certification
4 151 (8.78%) Degree
5 105 (6.11%) MCSE
6 83 (4.83%) CCNA
6 83 (4.83%) CCNP
7 61 (3.55%) MCSA
8 58 (3.37%) MCP
9 51 (2.97%) MCDST
10 45 (2.62%) DV Cleared
11 42 (2.44%) CISSP
12 33 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
13 31 (1.80%) Network+ Certification
14 29 (1.69%) CCIE
15 27 (1.57%) BPSS Clearance
16 26 (1.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 22 (1.28%) A+ Certification
17 22 (1.28%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (2.68%) PCI DSS
2 44 (2.56%) SLA
3 29 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 19 (1.11%) QA
5 18 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
6 13 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 12 (0.70%) COBIT
8 11 (0.64%) MiFID
9 9 (0.52%) RMADS
10 8 (0.47%) GDPR
11 7 (0.41%) AS 2805
11 7 (0.41%) ISO 8583
11 7 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
13 3 (0.17%) AIFMD
13 3 (0.17%) Data Quality
13 3 (0.17%) FATCA
13 3 (0.17%) GMP
13 3 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 3 (0.17%) IFRS
System Software
1 446 (25.95%) Active Directory
2 239 (13.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 185 (10.76%) Docker
4 98 (5.70%) Hyper-V
5 60 (3.49%) vSphere
6 42 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.27%) XenApp
8 34 (1.98%) Xen
9 30 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
10 29 (1.69%) Samba
11 27 (1.57%) iptables
12 26 (1.51%) KVM
13 24 (1.40%) vCloud
14 22 (1.28%) NFS
14 22 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 18 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
15 18 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
16 15 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
17 12 (0.70%) Terminal Services
18 11 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 299 (17.39%) Puppet
2 218 (12.68%) Ansible
3 151 (8.78%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (5.35%) SCCM
5 84 (4.89%) Kibana
6 75 (4.36%) Kubernetes
7 64 (3.72%) Terraform
8 59 (3.43%) logstash
9 54 (3.14%) Salt
10 46 (2.68%) Grafana
11 42 (2.44%) WSUS
12 32 (1.86%) Backup Exec
13 30 (1.75%) SCOM
14 29 (1.69%) Nagios
14 29 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
15 26 (1.51%) Nessus
15 26 (1.51%) SELinux
16 23 (1.34%) NetBackup
17 20 (1.16%) Red Hat Satellite
18 19 (1.11%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 440 (25.60%) Microsoft
2 387 (22.51%) VMware
3 332 (19.31%) Cisco
4 207 (12.04%) Oracle
5 171 (9.95%) Citrix
6 148 (8.61%) Red Hat
7 125 (7.27%) HP
8 116 (6.75%) F5
9 107 (6.22%) Juniper
10 79 (4.60%) Apple
11 70 (4.07%) CheckPoint
12 67 (3.90%) Splunk
13 64 (3.72%) Google
13 64 (3.72%) Sun
14 54 (3.14%) Symantec
15 51 (2.97%) Palo Alto
15 51 (2.97%) SolarWinds
16 45 (2.62%) Dell
17 44 (2.56%) IBM
18 37 (2.15%) NetApp