Period
to 20 July 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 20 July 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 140 133
Rank change year-on-year -17 -7 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1554 1964 1971
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.63% 1.78% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.77% 11.41% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1044 1224 1173
UK median daily rate £415 £393 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +12.14% -
10th Percentile £155 £192 £170
90th Percentile £588 £575 £536
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.56% +6.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 106 170
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £21.13 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.43% +26.35% +1.33%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.38 £9.72
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.63 £24.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -18.23% +45.45% +10.00%

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 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 20 July 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 20 July 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 20 July 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 1398 £425 +6.25% 296
UK excluding London -20 869 £400 +14.29% 210
London -15 634 £444 -4.05% 102
South East -40 258 £425 +19.72% 64
North of England -10 182 £375 +13.64% 47
Midlands +61 142 £400 +18.52% 40
East of England +38 122 £500 +43.88% 21
North West +37 105 £378 +2.03% 33
West Midlands +47 73 £450 +38.46% 28
South West -51 69 £400 +12.68% 22
East Midlands +28 66 £375 -3.23% 12
Scotland -5 57 £380 +15.15% 9
North East -11 43 £330 +3.13%
Yorkshire -12 35 £450 -5.26% 14
Wales -22 30 £393 -1.88% 7
Northern Ireland -21 22 £350 -

For the 6 months to 20 July 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.

1 681 (43.82%) Linux
2 622 (40.03%) Windows
3 508 (32.69%) DNS
4 482 (31.02%) Firewall
5 381 (24.52%) Cisco
6 350 (22.52%) Unix
7 348 (22.39%) HTTP
8 346 (22.27%) Active Directory
9 330 (21.24%) VMware
10 324 (20.85%) Microsoft
11 320 (20.59%) LAN
12 309 (19.88%) SSL
13 304 (19.56%) DHCP
14 299 (19.24%) WAN
15 284 (18.28%) Python
16 277 (17.82%) DevOps
17 275 (17.70%) Java
17 275 (17.70%) Configuration Management
18 274 (17.63%) Security Cleared
19 273 (17.57%) Puppet
20 246 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
21 221 (14.22%) VPN
22 220 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
23 215 (13.84%) SQL
24 214 (13.77%) ITIL
25 211 (13.58%) Windows Server
26 208 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
27 207 (13.32%) Perl
28 200 (12.87%) Finance
29 199 (12.81%) Oracle

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
1 184 (11.84%) Apache
2 128 (8.24%) JBoss
3 122 (7.85%) Tomcat
4 103 (6.63%) MS Exchange
5 102 (6.56%) IIS
6 70 (4.50%) nginx
7 66 (4.25%) WebLogic
8 50 (3.22%) SharePoint
9 44 (2.83%) WebSphere
10 42 (2.70%) OpenStack
11 36 (2.32%) Oracle Application Server
12 33 (2.12%) iPlanet
13 30 (1.93%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 27 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
14 27 (1.74%) Jetty
14 27 (1.74%) Mongrel
15 21 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (1.09%) Skype for Business
17 16 (1.03%) Confluence
18 14 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 162 (10.42%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.29%) MS Visio
4 16 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 10 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.90%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.32%) Eikon
4 5 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.26%) RMDS
6 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.064%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 208 (13.38%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (4.76%) Office 365
4 47 (3.02%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (3.02%) IaaS
5 31 (1.99%) SaaS
6 30 (1.93%) PaaS
7 27 (1.74%) GitHub
8 26 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.67%) Google App Engine
8 26 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
9 15 (0.97%) Amazon S3
10 12 (0.77%) Google Analytics
10 12 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.51%) G Suite
12 7 (0.45%) Yammer
13 6 (0.39%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 508 (32.69%) DNS
2 482 (31.02%) Firewall
3 348 (22.39%) HTTP
4 320 (20.59%) LAN
5 309 (19.88%) SSL
6 304 (19.56%) DHCP
7 299 (19.24%) WAN
8 221 (14.22%) VPN
9 175 (11.26%) Wireless
10 140 (9.01%) Network Security
11 139 (8.94%) BGP
12 129 (8.30%) MPLS
13 110 (7.08%) OSPF
14 105 (6.76%) Internet
15 101 (6.50%) VLAN
16 100 (6.44%) Ethernet
16 100 (6.44%) VoIP
17 86 (5.53%) IPsec
18 84 (5.41%) SAN
19 81 (5.21%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 116 (7.46%) SQL Server
2 110 (7.08%) MongoDB
2 110 (7.08%) PostgreSQL
3 92 (5.92%) MySQL
4 85 (5.47%) Relational Database
5 33 (2.12%) NoSQL
6 29 (1.87%) RDBMS
7 26 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
8 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 21 (1.35%) Redis
9 19 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
9 19 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.03%) Big Data
11 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.84%) Hadoop
13 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
14 8 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 190 (12.23%) Git (software)
2 181 (11.65%) Jenkins
3 78 (5.02%) Subversion
4 37 (2.38%) JIRA
5 34 (2.19%) Maven
6 32 (2.06%) Eclipse
7 31 (1.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 30 (1.93%) Artifactory
9 28 (1.80%) Travis CI
10 22 (1.42%) Selenium
11 21 (1.35%) Visual Studio
12 20 (1.29%) IntelliJ
13 19 (1.22%) Ant
14 18 (1.16%) Cucumber
15 16 (1.03%) JUnit
16 14 (0.90%) Vagrant
17 12 (0.77%) Gatling
17 12 (0.77%) Grunt
17 12 (0.77%) Karma Test Runner
17 12 (0.77%) Sublime Text
General
1 200 (12.87%) Finance
2 91 (5.86%) Telecoms
3 66 (4.25%) Banking
4 40 (2.57%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.87%) Retail
6 27 (1.74%) Electronics
7 26 (1.67%) Legal
8 25 (1.61%) Marketing
9 20 (1.29%) Investment Banking
10 17 (1.09%) Front Office
10 17 (1.09%) Law
11 15 (0.97%) Back Office
12 10 (0.64%) Billing
12 10 (0.64%) Financial Institution
13 8 (0.51%) Local Government
14 7 (0.45%) Games
14 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
15 6 (0.39%) Automotive
15 6 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 216 (13.90%) Analyst
2 175 (11.26%) Network Engineer
3 152 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (8.56%) Developer
5 127 (8.17%) Support Engineer
6 83 (5.34%) Architect
7 76 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
8 69 (4.44%) Support Analyst
9 62 (3.99%) Consultant
9 62 (3.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 61 (3.93%) Administrator
11 60 (3.86%) Desktop Support
12 49 (3.15%) Security Analyst
13 47 (3.02%) Systems Engineer
14 46 (2.96%) Cisco Engineer
15 45 (2.90%) Security Engineer
16 43 (2.77%) IT Support
17 42 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
18 40 (2.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
18 40 (2.57%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (7.59%) J2EE
2 110 (7.08%) Web Services
3 93 (5.98%) .NET
4 83 (5.34%) Elastic Stack
5 77 (4.95%) Middleware
6 72 (4.63%) XML
7 69 (4.44%) 802.1X
8 64 (4.12%) SOAP
9 63 (4.05%) REST
10 54 (3.47%) Node.js
11 48 (3.09%) HTML
12 40 (2.57%) JSON
12 40 (2.57%) RESTful
12 40 (2.57%) Servlets
13 38 (2.45%) CSS
14 36 (2.32%) Spring
15 31 (1.99%) FIX Protocol
16 29 (1.87%) LAPP Stack
17 28 (1.80%) RabbitMQ
18 26 (1.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 129 (8.30%) Data Centre
2 121 (7.79%) Analytical Skills
3 80 (5.15%) Clustering
4 56 (3.60%) Management Information System
5 47 (3.02%) PKI
6 46 (2.96%) Computer Science
7 45 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
8 32 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.54%) Blackberry
10 23 (1.48%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.48%) Video on Demand
11 22 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 21 (1.35%) Public Cloud
12 21 (1.35%) Replication
13 19 (1.22%) Device Driver
14 17 (1.09%) Cyber Attack
15 16 (1.03%) Fintech
15 16 (1.03%) PDA
16 15 (0.97%) iPad
17 14 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 681 (43.82%) Linux
2 622 (40.03%) Windows
3 350 (22.52%) Unix
4 211 (13.58%) Windows Server
5 155 (9.97%) Windows 7
6 154 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 99 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
8 92 (5.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 88 (5.66%) Solaris
10 73 (4.70%) Windows 10
11 59 (3.80%) AIX
12 57 (3.67%) Ubuntu
13 54 (3.47%) CentOS
14 49 (3.15%) SUSE
14 49 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
15 40 (2.57%) Android
15 40 (2.57%) HPUX
16 37 (2.38%) Windows XP
17 36 (2.32%) Windows 8
18 33 (2.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (17.82%) DevOps
2 275 (17.70%) Configuration Management
3 246 (15.83%) Agile Software Development
4 214 (13.77%) ITIL
5 199 (12.81%) Open Source
6 195 (12.55%) Continuous Integration
7 139 (8.94%) Load Balancing
8 124 (7.98%) Migration
9 116 (7.46%) Software Engineering
10 113 (7.27%) High Availability
11 111 (7.14%) Test Automation
12 90 (5.79%) Scrum
13 84 (5.41%) Network Design
14 82 (5.28%) Information Security
15 77 (4.95%) Kanban
16 74 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
17 73 (4.70%) Microservices
17 73 (4.70%) TDD
18 71 (4.57%) Mentoring
19 69 (4.44%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.28%) Python
2 275 (17.70%) Java
3 215 (13.84%) SQL
4 207 (13.32%) Perl
5 145 (9.33%) Ruby
6 139 (8.94%) Bash Shell
7 104 (6.69%) PowerShell
8 82 (5.28%) C
9 81 (5.21%) C#
10 78 (5.02%) JavaScript
11 75 (4.83%) C++
12 56 (3.60%) Shell Script
13 54 (3.47%) Korn
14 41 (2.64%) Go
14 41 (2.64%) PHP
15 36 (2.32%) C-shell
16 28 (1.80%) Scala
17 27 (1.74%) VBScript
18 21 (1.35%) Groovy
19 16 (1.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 274 (17.63%) Security Cleared
2 188 (12.10%) SC Cleared
3 181 (11.65%) Cisco Certification
4 115 (7.40%) CCNP
5 98 (6.31%) CCNA
6 78 (5.02%) Degree
7 74 (4.76%) CISSP
8 69 (4.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (3.09%) SANS
10 46 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 33 (2.12%) CCIE
12 26 (1.67%) MCSE
13 24 (1.54%) MCDST
14 23 (1.48%) GIAC
14 23 (1.48%) SSCP
15 19 (1.22%) JNCIA
16 18 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 18 (1.16%) MCSA
17 17 (1.09%) CREST Certified
18 16 (1.03%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (1.99%) SLA
2 25 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.16%) QA
4 17 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.90%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.71%) MiFID
7 8 (0.51%) COBIT
8 6 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.13%) AS 2805
10 2 (0.13%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.13%) GMP
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 8583
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) RMADS
11 1 (0.064%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.064%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.064%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 346 (22.27%) Active Directory
2 220 (14.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 123 (7.92%) Docker
4 90 (5.79%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.83%) Xen
6 36 (2.32%) vSphere
7 35 (2.25%) KVM
8 29 (1.87%) XenApp
9 27 (1.74%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 25 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
10 25 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
11 23 (1.48%) NFS
12 19 (1.22%) vCloud
13 16 (1.03%) Samba
14 12 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.58%) Firmware
17 9 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
18 8 (0.51%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 273 (17.57%) Puppet
2 191 (12.29%) Ansible
3 165 (10.62%) Opscode Chef
4 87 (5.60%) SCCM
5 58 (3.73%) Kibana
6 56 (3.60%) Salt
7 55 (3.54%) logstash
8 52 (3.35%) Nagios
9 39 (2.51%) Kubernetes
10 32 (2.06%) Grafana
11 31 (1.99%) NetBackup
11 31 (1.99%) Terraform
12 30 (1.93%) FortiGate
13 27 (1.74%) QRadar
14 25 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
15 20 (1.29%) SCOM
16 18 (1.16%) Backup Exec
17 17 (1.09%) vCenter Server
18 15 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
19 14 (0.90%) Nessus
Vendors
1 381 (24.52%) Cisco
2 330 (21.24%) VMware
3 324 (20.85%) Microsoft
4 199 (12.81%) Oracle
5 129 (8.30%) Citrix
6 123 (7.92%) Juniper
6 123 (7.92%) Red Hat
7 116 (7.46%) F5
7 116 (7.46%) HP
8 82 (5.28%) CheckPoint
9 73 (4.70%) Apple
10 63 (4.05%) IBM
11 62 (3.99%) Palo Alto
12 57 (3.67%) Google
13 56 (3.60%) SolarWinds
14 54 (3.47%) Splunk
15 49 (3.15%) Dell
16 43 (2.77%) Sun
17 39 (2.51%) Veritas
18 37 (2.38%) McAfee
Slough, Berkshire
TD Group
Rate: Competitive day rate offered to the right candidate
Posted: 2 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Itecco
Rate: £90 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertus Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: Up to £35,000 per annum pro rata
Posted: 2 days ago
North Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day 6 months initially likely to extend
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £12 - £16 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £400.00 - £487.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £400 - £440 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Empiric Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Synergize Consulting
Posted: 2 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £600 - £630 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Health insurance, generous holidays, other
Posted: 3 days ago
Sandy, Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £140.00 - £160.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Caerphilly, Mid Glamorgan
Modis International
Rate: £400 - £435 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £325 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
CACI Network Services
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottinghamshire
Venn Group
Rate: £550 - £600 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Bluetown Online LTD
Rate: £30000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago