Period
to 21 January 2020

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 January 2020 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 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 175 176 172
Rank change year-on-year +1 -4 -38
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,141 1,560 1,581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.58% 1.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 12.33% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 949 1,038
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £159 £180 £161
90th Percentile £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 87 90
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +14.97% -49.46%
10th Percentile £14.50 £14.35 £11.25
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year - +5.26% -49.33%

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 10,068 12,650 13,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 12.80% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,043 7,628 8,170
UK median daily rate £412 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.06% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £184 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £608 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 585 598 674
UK median hourly rate £22.75 £18.73 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.50% +0.13% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.30 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +16.01% -7.89% -15.56%

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020.

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 January 2020. 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 +2 1,025 £400 -5.88% 620
UK excluding London +16 751 £425 +6.25% 478
London +3 368 £400 -11.11% 174
South East +16 260 £430 +7.50% 138
North of England -24 130 £440 +3.53% 102
Midlands +19 91 £350 -6.67% 73
South West +56 87 £375 -3.54% 60
East of England 0 87 £413 +3.13% 73
North West -36 63 £450 +18.03% 45
Scotland +29 56 £465 +43.08% 16
East Midlands +21 45 £350 -3.45% 37
West Midlands +16 45 £325 -18.75% 36
Yorkshire -2 44 £370 -17.78% 51
Wales +17 36 £400 - 14
North East +30 24 £638 +112.50% 6
Northern Ireland +5 4 £433 - 2

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, 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.

1 555 (48.64%) Windows
2 446 (39.09%) DNS
3 364 (31.90%) Microsoft
4 361 (31.64%) Linux
5 337 (29.54%) Firewall
6 302 (26.47%) Active Directory
7 286 (25.07%) VPN
8 282 (24.72%) Cisco
9 276 (24.19%) DHCP
10 265 (23.23%) HTTP
11 242 (21.21%) Security Cleared
12 236 (20.68%) LAN
13 229 (20.07%) ITIL
14 226 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
15 213 (18.67%) WAN
16 210 (18.40%) VMware
17 194 (17.00%) Java
18 193 (16.91%) SC Cleared
19 192 (16.83%) Azure
20 179 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
21 177 (15.51%) Windows Server
22 170 (14.90%) Internet
23 167 (14.64%) Office 365
24 159 (13.94%) SSL
25 155 (13.58%) BGP
26 152 (13.32%) Jenkins
27 147 (12.88%) PowerShell
27 147 (12.88%) Windows 10
28 146 (12.80%) CCNA
29 144 (12.62%) Microsoft Office

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 82 (7.19%) Apache
2 73 (6.40%) MS Exchange
3 71 (6.22%) Tomcat
4 64 (5.61%) IIS
5 54 (4.73%) nginx
6 52 (4.56%) SharePoint
7 41 (3.59%) Jetty
8 39 (3.42%) WebSphere
9 35 (3.07%) Mongrel
10 34 (2.98%) Exchange Server 2010
11 23 (2.02%) Skype for Business
12 22 (1.93%) Exchange Server 2013
12 22 (1.93%) JBoss
13 21 (1.84%) Confluence
14 17 (1.49%) WebLogic
15 13 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
16 11 (0.96%) K2 blackpearl
17 7 (0.61%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.53%) IBM Notes
18 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 144 (12.62%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (0.88%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.35%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.088%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.088%) Simulink
6 1 (0.088%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.26%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.26%) Eikon
3 3 (0.26%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.18%) RMDS
5 1 (0.088%) assyst
5 1 (0.088%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.088%) Magento
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.088%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
5 1 (0.088%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 192 (16.83%) Azure
2 167 (14.64%) Office 365
3 133 (11.66%) AWS
4 80 (7.01%) PaaS
5 70 (6.13%) IaaS
6 65 (5.70%) SaaS
7 62 (5.43%) GCP
8 49 (4.29%) GitHub
9 45 (3.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 44 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
11 42 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
12 36 (3.16%) Google Analytics
13 34 (2.98%) Google App Engine
14 28 (2.45%) Cloud Computing
15 12 (1.05%) OneDrive
15 12 (1.05%) Route 53
16 8 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 7 (0.61%) Amazon S3
18 5 (0.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 5 (0.44%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 446 (39.09%) DNS
2 337 (29.54%) Firewall
3 286 (25.07%) VPN
4 276 (24.19%) DHCP
5 265 (23.23%) HTTP
6 236 (20.68%) LAN
7 213 (18.67%) WAN
8 170 (14.90%) Internet
9 159 (13.94%) SSL
10 155 (13.58%) BGP
11 143 (12.53%) Ethernet
12 141 (12.36%) OSPF
13 130 (11.39%) IPsec
14 120 (10.52%) MPLS
15 119 (10.43%) Wireless
16 94 (8.24%) VoIP
17 90 (7.89%) SAN
18 87 (7.62%) Network Security
19 77 (6.75%) Wireshark
20 75 (6.57%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (4.82%) SQL Server
2 38 (3.33%) MongoDB
3 31 (2.72%) Relational Database
4 26 (2.28%) NoSQL
5 21 (1.84%) MySQL
6 17 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
7 16 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.31%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (0.96%) Oracle Database
9 11 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.88%) RDBMS
11 8 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (0.70%) Blockchain
11 8 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
12 7 (0.61%) Big Data
13 6 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.53%) DB2
14 4 (0.35%) Power BI
15 3 (0.26%) Cloudera CDH
15 3 (0.26%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 152 (13.32%) Jenkins
2 139 (12.18%) Git (software)
3 51 (4.47%) JUnit
4 44 (3.86%) Gatling
5 42 (3.68%) Eclipse
6 40 (3.51%) Travis CI
7 39 (3.42%) Selenium
7 39 (3.42%) Visual Studio
8 38 (3.33%) Cucumber
9 33 (2.89%) JIRA
10 32 (2.80%) NetBeans
11 27 (2.37%) Sonatype Nexus
12 20 (1.75%) GitLab
12 20 (1.75%) Subversion
13 18 (1.58%) gulp
13 18 (1.58%) Maven
13 18 (1.58%) Rational DOORS
14 16 (1.40%) Ant
14 16 (1.40%) Gradle
15 15 (1.31%) IntelliJ
General
1 123 (10.78%) Finance
2 108 (9.47%) Telecoms
3 85 (7.45%) Public Sector
4 50 (4.38%) Banking
5 35 (3.07%) Military
6 33 (2.89%) Aerospace
7 27 (2.37%) Front Office
8 24 (2.10%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.23%) Electronics
9 14 (1.23%) Manufacturing
10 13 (1.14%) Law
11 11 (0.96%) Retail
12 10 (0.88%) Automotive
12 10 (0.88%) German Language
12 10 (0.88%) Marketing
13 8 (0.70%) Back Office
13 8 (0.70%) Multimedia
14 7 (0.61%) French Language
15 6 (0.53%) Legal
15 6 (0.53%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 186 (16.30%) Network Engineer
2 124 (10.87%) Developer
3 102 (8.94%) Analyst
4 84 (7.36%) Support Engineer
5 77 (6.75%) Architect
6 62 (5.43%) DevOps Engineer
7 59 (5.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 54 (4.73%) Desktop Support
9 40 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 39 (3.42%) Support Analyst
11 38 (3.33%) IT Support
12 37 (3.24%) Cisco Engineer
13 35 (3.07%) Java Developer
14 34 (2.98%) Azure Engineer
15 33 (2.89%) Security Engineer
16 32 (2.80%) Cisco Network Engineer
16 32 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
17 31 (2.72%) IT Analyst
18 30 (2.63%) Cloud Engineer
19 29 (2.54%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (9.55%) Web Services
2 103 (9.03%) .NET
3 75 (6.57%) Node.js
4 63 (5.52%) J2EE
5 62 (5.43%) REST
6 57 (5.00%) 802.1X
7 51 (4.47%) Servlets
8 49 (4.29%) Spring
9 41 (3.59%) CSS
10 40 (3.51%) JSON
11 39 (3.42%) HTML
11 39 (3.42%) XML
12 36 (3.16%) HTML5
13 35 (3.07%) Gherkin
13 35 (3.07%) Play Framework
14 32 (2.80%) Qt
15 28 (2.45%) ActiveX
15 28 (2.45%) DirectX
15 28 (2.45%) MFC
15 28 (2.45%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 102 (8.94%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
3 62 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
4 55 (4.82%) Replication
5 37 (3.24%) PKI
6 28 (2.45%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (2.37%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.37%) Public Cloud
8 23 (2.02%) Fibre Optics
9 20 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
10 17 (1.49%) iPhone
11 16 (1.40%) Device Driver
12 15 (1.31%) Cyber Defence
13 13 (1.14%) Clustering
13 13 (1.14%) iPad
13 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Licensing
13 13 (1.14%) Virtual Team
14 12 (1.05%) Linux Command Line
15 11 (0.96%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 555 (48.64%) Windows
2 361 (31.64%) Linux
3 177 (15.51%) Windows Server
4 147 (12.88%) Windows 10
5 138 (12.09%) Windows 7
6 94 (8.24%) Unix
7 85 (7.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 54 (4.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 52 (4.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 40 (3.51%) Ubuntu
11 34 (2.98%) Android
12 24 (2.10%) VMS
13 23 (2.02%) CentOS
14 22 (1.93%) Windows 8
15 18 (1.58%) Windows Server 2003
16 14 (1.23%) Solaris
17 13 (1.14%) Windows XP
18 12 (1.05%) Apple iOS
18 12 (1.05%) Mac OS
18 12 (1.05%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (20.07%) ITIL
2 179 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (12.01%) DevOps
4 133 (11.66%) Continuous Integration
5 128 (11.22%) Configuration Management
6 124 (10.87%) Test Automation
7 112 (9.82%) Open Source
8 110 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
9 98 (8.59%) Software Engineering
10 83 (7.27%) Change Management
11 74 (6.49%) Microservices
12 72 (6.31%) Scrum
13 71 (6.22%) Network Management
14 70 (6.13%) Migration
15 69 (6.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 68 (5.96%) Analytics
17 66 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
18 62 (5.43%) Project Management
19 61 (5.35%) Information Security
20 59 (5.17%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 194 (17.00%) Java
2 147 (12.88%) PowerShell
3 139 (12.18%) SQL
4 124 (10.87%) Python
5 82 (7.19%) JavaScript
6 81 (7.10%) C#
7 77 (6.75%) C++
8 67 (5.87%) C
9 66 (5.78%) Perl
10 56 (4.91%) Bash Shell
11 39 (3.42%) Ruby
12 36 (3.16%) Scala
13 28 (2.45%) GLSL
13 28 (2.45%) HLSL
14 22 (1.93%) Shell Script
15 19 (1.67%) Embedded C
16 18 (1.58%) Haskell
16 18 (1.58%) Java 8
17 17 (1.49%) PHP
18 15 (1.31%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 242 (21.21%) Security Cleared
2 226 (19.81%) Cisco Certification
3 193 (16.91%) SC Cleared
4 146 (12.80%) CCNA
5 138 (12.09%) CCNP
6 102 (8.94%) Degree
7 44 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
8 38 (3.33%) DV Cleared
9 35 (3.07%) BPSS Clearance
10 32 (2.80%) CISSP
11 31 (2.72%) CCIE
12 25 (2.19%) CCDP
13 23 (2.02%) ITIL Certification
14 21 (1.84%) MCP
15 20 (1.75%) CCIP
16 17 (1.49%) MCSE
17 16 (1.40%) BC Cleared
18 15 (1.31%) ISTQB
19 13 (1.14%) CCDA
20 12 (1.05%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (3.68%) SLA
2 31 (2.72%) QA
3 26 (2.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (1.84%) WCAG
5 19 (1.67%) PCI DSS
6 10 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 7 (0.61%) COBIT
8 5 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 4 (0.35%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 3 (0.26%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.26%) NCSC
11 2 (0.18%) GDPR
11 2 (0.18%) NIST
12 1 (0.088%) DO-254
12 1 (0.088%) IEC 62304
12 1 (0.088%) ISO 14001
12 1 (0.088%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.088%) MISRA
System Software
1 302 (26.47%) Active Directory
2 144 (12.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (6.31%) Docker
4 54 (4.73%) Hyper-V
5 40 (3.51%) Virtual Machines
6 35 (3.07%) Xen
7 34 (2.98%) vSphere
8 30 (2.63%) XenApp
9 24 (2.10%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 12 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
14 11 (0.96%) NFS
15 10 (0.88%) Firmware
16 7 (0.61%) Samba
16 7 (0.61%) VMware NSX
17 5 (0.44%) vCloud
18 3 (0.26%) BitLocker
18 3 (0.26%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 123 (10.78%) Puppet
2 79 (6.92%) Ansible
3 78 (6.84%) SCCM
4 65 (5.70%) Terraform
5 58 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
6 51 (4.47%) Kubernetes
7 44 (3.86%) Kibana
8 40 (3.51%) Grafana
9 29 (2.54%) FortiGate
10 27 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (2.19%) Nagios
12 23 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
13 19 (1.67%) WSUS
14 18 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
14 18 (1.58%) ZABBIX
15 16 (1.40%) Salt
16 15 (1.31%) Cacti
16 15 (1.31%) SCOM
17 14 (1.23%) Statseeker
Vendors
1 364 (31.90%) Microsoft
2 282 (24.72%) Cisco
3 210 (18.40%) VMware
4 98 (8.59%) Google
4 98 (8.59%) Juniper
5 73 (6.40%) Citrix
6 70 (6.13%) Oracle
7 57 (5.00%) Palo Alto
8 50 (4.38%) Dell
9 48 (4.21%) CheckPoint
10 46 (4.03%) Red Hat
10 46 (4.03%) SolarWinds
11 40 (3.51%) Fortinet
12 38 (3.33%) F5
13 36 (3.16%) McAfee
14 33 (2.89%) HP
15 31 (2.72%) EMC
16 28 (2.45%) Aruba
17 26 (2.28%) Symantec
18 25 (2.19%) Splunk