Period
to 23 January 2019

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 23 January 2019 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
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 179 164 128
Rank change year-on-year -15 -36 +1
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,563 1,598 1,894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.59% 1.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.27% 11.90% 13.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 1,051 1,139
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £175 £162 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £375
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 85 90 136
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £18.70 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -48.77% +102.78%
10th Percentile £14.27 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £43.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -49.33% +108.33%

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 12,741 13,429 14,425
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.79% 13.35% 15.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,685 8,293 8,791
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
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% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 690 749
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -16.89% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.99 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.18 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -7.89% -15.56% +4.59%

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019.

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 23 January 2019. 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 -7 1,432 £425 - 639
UK excluding London +16 957 £400 +8.11% 451
London -37 577 £450 -2.70% 225
South East +2 336 £400 - 127
North of England +70 227 £425 +19.30% 104
East of England +34 126 £400 +6.67% 71
North West +58 121 £388 +3.33% 62
Midlands -10 118 £375 +30.43% 62
Yorkshire +38 91 £450 - 39
West Midlands -14 67 £400 +42.86% 36
Scotland -13 51 £325 -10.34% 19
East Midlands -16 51 £363 +25.54% 26
Wales +6 49 £400 +6.67% 17
South West -54 46 £358 +7.92% 50
North East -8 15 £300 -14.29% 3
Northern Ireland +22 4 £433 +302.79% 1

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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.

1 670 (42.87%) Windows
2 615 (39.35%) DNS
3 606 (38.77%) Linux
4 505 (32.31%) Firewall
5 456 (29.17%) Microsoft
6 403 (25.78%) HTTP
7 371 (23.74%) LAN
8 369 (23.61%) Active Directory
9 359 (22.97%) WAN
9 359 (22.97%) DHCP
10 342 (21.88%) Cisco
11 341 (21.82%) VPN
12 331 (21.18%) SSL
13 327 (20.92%) Java
14 321 (20.54%) DevOps
15 313 (20.03%) VMware
16 260 (16.63%) Unix
17 258 (16.51%) Configuration Management
17 258 (16.51%) Jenkins
18 254 (16.25%) Puppet
19 245 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
20 240 (15.36%) Python
21 237 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
22 231 (14.78%) Open Source
23 229 (14.65%) Security Cleared
24 225 (14.40%) ITIL
25 219 (14.01%) Windows Server
26 217 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
27 210 (13.44%) Git (software)
27 210 (13.44%) 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
1 185 (11.84%) Apache
2 137 (8.77%) Tomcat
3 120 (7.68%) nginx
4 96 (6.14%) IIS
5 93 (5.95%) MS Exchange
6 77 (4.93%) JBoss
6 77 (4.93%) WebSphere
7 56 (3.58%) Jetty
8 51 (3.26%) Mongrel
9 46 (2.94%) WebLogic
10 39 (2.50%) Apache Spark
10 39 (2.50%) SharePoint
11 36 (2.30%) Skype for Business
12 34 (2.18%) Confluence
13 33 (2.11%) Elasticsearch
14 23 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
15 16 (1.02%) Drupal
16 15 (0.96%) Apache Qpid
17 13 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
17 13 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 150 (9.60%) Microsoft Office
2 27 (1.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.064%) HipChat
6 1 (0.064%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 8 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (0.45%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.45%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP GTS
4 2 (0.13%) assyst
5 1 (0.064%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.064%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.064%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 237 (15.16%) Amazon AWS
2 194 (12.41%) Office 365
3 163 (10.43%) Microsoft Azure
4 98 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
5 74 (4.73%) Google Cloud Platform
6 60 (3.84%) GitHub
7 55 (3.52%) SaaS
8 54 (3.45%) Google Analytics
9 52 (3.33%) Google App Engine
10 51 (3.26%) Serverless
11 49 (3.13%) IaaS
12 47 (3.01%) PaaS
13 45 (2.88%) Amazon S3
14 44 (2.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 43 (2.75%) Route 53
16 42 (2.69%) AWS Lambda
17 40 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
18 36 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
19 25 (1.60%) Heroku
20 24 (1.54%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 615 (39.35%) DNS
2 505 (32.31%) Firewall
3 403 (25.78%) HTTP
4 371 (23.74%) LAN
5 359 (22.97%) DHCP
5 359 (22.97%) WAN
6 341 (21.82%) VPN
7 331 (21.18%) SSL
8 199 (12.73%) Internet
9 188 (12.03%) Wireless
10 184 (11.77%) IPsec
11 172 (11.00%) BGP
12 163 (10.43%) OSPF
13 140 (8.96%) FTP
14 136 (8.70%) VoIP
15 128 (8.19%) MPLS
16 114 (7.29%) SAN
17 108 (6.91%) Network Security
18 84 (5.37%) Ethernet
19 82 (5.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (7.87%) MongoDB
2 107 (6.85%) NoSQL
3 87 (5.57%) SQL Server
4 74 (4.73%) MySQL
5 64 (4.09%) Relational Database
6 52 (3.33%) Big Data
7 51 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
8 47 (3.01%) Hadoop
9 43 (2.75%) Amazon RDS
9 43 (2.75%) Apache Cassandra
10 37 (2.37%) RDBMS
11 36 (2.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 30 (1.92%) Apache Hive
13 23 (1.47%) Flink
14 12 (0.77%) Azure SQL Database
14 12 (0.77%) MariaDB
14 12 (0.77%) Redis
15 11 (0.70%) Oracle Database
16 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
17 7 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 258 (16.51%) Jenkins
2 210 (13.44%) Git (software)
3 80 (5.12%) Travis CI
4 78 (4.99%) gulp
5 72 (4.61%) JUnit
6 66 (4.22%) Gatling
6 66 (4.22%) Selenium
7 64 (4.09%) Eclipse
8 61 (3.90%) JIRA
9 59 (3.77%) Cucumber
9 59 (3.77%) IntelliJ
10 58 (3.71%) Ant
11 53 (3.39%) Grunt
12 52 (3.33%) Karma Test Runner
12 52 (3.33%) Sublime Text
13 47 (3.01%) GitLab
14 38 (2.43%) Subversion
14 38 (2.43%) Visual Studio
15 35 (2.24%) Gradle
16 24 (1.54%) Maven
General
1 204 (13.05%) Finance
2 96 (6.14%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.45%) Banking
4 49 (3.13%) Law
5 34 (2.18%) Retail
6 31 (1.98%) Legal
7 25 (1.60%) Military
8 22 (1.41%) Aerospace
9 16 (1.02%) Financial Institution
10 14 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.77%) Spanish Language
12 11 (0.70%) Electronics
13 10 (0.64%) Advertising
14 8 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 8 (0.51%) Marketing
15 7 (0.45%) German Language
16 6 (0.38%) Multimedia
17 5 (0.32%) Automotive
18 4 (0.26%) Back Office
18 4 (0.26%) Games
Job Titles
1 193 (12.35%) Developer
2 184 (11.77%) Network Engineer
3 170 (10.88%) Analyst
4 159 (10.17%) Architect
5 142 (9.09%) DevOps Engineer
6 113 (7.23%) Support Engineer
7 98 (6.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 69 (4.41%) Java Developer
9 64 (4.09%) Desktop Support
10 56 (3.58%) 2nd Line Support
11 53 (3.39%) Consultant
12 52 (3.33%) Support Analyst
13 51 (3.26%) IT Support
14 49 (3.13%) Desktop Engineer
15 48 (3.07%) Software Engineer
16 46 (2.94%) Administrator
17 44 (2.82%) Service Analyst
18 42 (2.69%) Service Desk Analyst
19 41 (2.62%) Linux Engineer
20 39 (2.50%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.96%) Web Services
2 114 (7.29%) .NET
3 112 (7.17%) Servlets
4 106 (6.78%) REST
5 104 (6.65%) J2EE
6 103 (6.59%) Spring
7 100 (6.40%) SOAP
8 99 (6.33%) Node.js
9 97 (6.21%) CSS
10 93 (5.95%) XML
11 91 (5.82%) HTML
12 87 (5.57%) AngularJS
13 77 (4.93%) HTML5
14 63 (4.03%) JSON
15 59 (3.77%) jQuery
16 54 (3.45%) Gherkin
17 53 (3.39%) OAuth
18 52 (3.33%) Middleware
19 44 (2.82%) Play Framework
20 43 (2.75%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 161 (10.30%) Data Centre
2 88 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (5.12%) Self-Motivation
4 63 (4.03%) Public Cloud
5 47 (3.01%) Management Information System
6 42 (2.69%) Replication
7 40 (2.56%) PKI
8 27 (1.73%) Clustering
9 23 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
9 23 (1.47%) Microsoft Licensing
10 22 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
11 19 (1.22%) Blackberry
12 18 (1.15%) iPhone
12 18 (1.15%) Mobile App
13 17 (1.09%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.09%) Smartphone
14 15 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (0.90%) Algorithms
15 14 (0.90%) Cloud Native
15 14 (0.90%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 670 (42.87%) Windows
2 606 (38.77%) Linux
3 260 (16.63%) Unix
4 219 (14.01%) Windows Server
5 135 (8.64%) Windows 7
6 129 (8.25%) Windows 10
7 85 (5.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (5.37%) Ubuntu
9 75 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 69 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
11 65 (4.16%) Apple iOS
12 61 (3.90%) Android
13 42 (2.69%) Solaris
14 37 (2.37%) Mac OS X
15 32 (2.05%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 15 (0.96%) SUSE
18 14 (0.90%) Mac OS
19 13 (0.83%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
19 13 (0.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 321 (20.54%) DevOps
2 258 (16.51%) Configuration Management
3 245 (15.67%) Agile Software Development
4 231 (14.78%) Open Source
5 225 (14.40%) ITIL
6 209 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
7 189 (12.09%) Test Automation
8 156 (9.98%) Problem-Solving
9 137 (8.77%) Microservices
10 115 (7.36%) Load Balancing
11 112 (7.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 109 (6.97%) Software Engineering
13 102 (6.53%) Migration
14 91 (5.82%) Scrum
15 90 (5.76%) Analytics
16 83 (5.31%) Change Management
17 80 (5.12%) OO
18 71 (4.54%) Information Security
19 65 (4.16%) Kalman Filter
20 64 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 327 (20.92%) Java
2 240 (15.36%) Python
3 210 (13.44%) SQL
4 170 (10.88%) Perl
5 155 (9.92%) JavaScript
6 116 (7.42%) Bash Shell
7 111 (7.10%) Ruby
8 106 (6.78%) C#
9 92 (5.89%) PowerShell
10 72 (4.61%) C
11 68 (4.35%) C++
12 62 (3.97%) Groovy
13 56 (3.58%) Haskell
14 51 (3.26%) Scala
15 45 (2.88%) Shell Script
16 41 (2.62%) PHP
17 32 (2.05%) Java 8
18 26 (1.66%) TypeScript
19 25 (1.60%) ES6
20 18 (1.15%) Go
Qualifications
1 229 (14.65%) Security Cleared
2 210 (13.44%) Cisco Certification
3 168 (10.75%) SC Cleared
4 132 (8.45%) CCNP
5 110 (7.04%) CCNA
6 109 (6.97%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (5.31%) Degree
8 68 (4.35%) MCSE
9 53 (3.39%) DV Cleared
10 33 (2.11%) MCSA
11 31 (1.98%) MCP
12 30 (1.92%) CCIE
13 26 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
14 25 (1.60%) BPSS Clearance
15 23 (1.47%) MCDST
16 20 (1.28%) CCDP
17 17 (1.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 16 (1.02%) CISSP
18 16 (1.02%) GIAC
19 14 (0.90%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (1.73%) SLA
2 24 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (1.54%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.41%) QA
4 11 (0.70%) GDPR
5 9 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 5 (0.32%) HL7
6 5 (0.32%) PMO
7 3 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
8 2 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
8 2 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.064%) MISRA
9 1 (0.064%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 369 (23.61%) Active Directory
2 217 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 156 (9.98%) Docker
4 65 (4.16%) vSphere
5 61 (3.90%) Hyper-V
6 55 (3.52%) Xen
7 54 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
8 32 (2.05%) VMware ESXi
9 31 (1.98%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (1.73%) XenApp
11 24 (1.54%) NFS
12 22 (1.41%) KVM
13 20 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
15 15 (0.96%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 15 (0.96%) Terminal Services
16 14 (0.90%) Firmware
16 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 13 (0.83%) VMware NSX
18 11 (0.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 254 (16.25%) Puppet
2 128 (8.19%) Ansible
3 117 (7.49%) SCCM
4 107 (6.85%) Opscode Chef
5 83 (5.31%) Kubernetes
6 65 (4.16%) Grafana
7 63 (4.03%) Terraform
8 61 (3.90%) Kibana
9 32 (2.05%) Nagios
10 26 (1.66%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (1.34%) McAfee ePO
12 18 (1.15%) SELinux
13 17 (1.09%) Red Hat Satellite
13 17 (1.09%) Salt
14 16 (1.02%) NetBackup
15 14 (0.90%) QRadar
15 14 (0.90%) SCOM
16 13 (0.83%) Backup Exec
16 13 (0.83%) logstash
17 12 (0.77%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 456 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 342 (21.88%) Cisco
3 313 (20.03%) VMware
4 147 (9.40%) Citrix
5 143 (9.15%) Google
6 111 (7.10%) Juniper
7 104 (6.65%) Oracle
8 92 (5.89%) CheckPoint
8 92 (5.89%) F5
9 76 (4.86%) Red Hat
10 68 (4.35%) Palo Alto
11 63 (4.03%) HP
12 59 (3.77%) Apple
13 53 (3.39%) SolarWinds
14 51 (3.26%) IBM
14 51 (3.26%) NetApp
15 41 (2.62%) Dell
16 40 (2.56%) Adobe
17 36 (2.30%) McAfee
18 33 (2.11%) webMethods