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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 128 135
Rank change year-on-year -26 +7  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 739 1033 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.92% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.46% 11.84% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 640 601
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £202 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £592 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £343 £340
% change year-on-year +16.53% +0.95%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 52 86
Median hourly rate £24.61 £23.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +27.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.63 £10.00 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.33 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -33.33% +100.00%  

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 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 11 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -31 658 £425 +8.62% 289
UK excluding London -41 411 £400 +16.53% 193
London -17 312 £450 +2.50% 111
South East -23 123 £425 +13.33% 53
North of England -37 72 £369 +13.46% 50
Midlands +25 62 £450 +32.84% 26
East of England +30 59 £500 +42.85% 31
Scotland -7 34 £390 +13.86% 9
South West -34 33 £395 +21.53% 18
Northern Ireland -33 16 £350 - 4
Wales -21 15 £310 -23.92% 2

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 668 (43.55%) Linux
2 616 (40.16%) Windows
3 468 (30.51%) DNS
4 457 (29.79%) Firewall
5 371 (24.19%) Cisco
6 352 (22.95%) HTTP
7 328 (21.38%) Unix
8 322 (20.99%) LAN
9 317 (20.66%) SSL
9 317 (20.66%) Active Directory
10 310 (20.21%) Java
11 300 (19.56%) Python
11 300 (19.56%) Microsoft
12 296 (19.30%) VMware
13 293 (19.10%) WAN
14 292 (19.04%) DevOps
15 288 (18.77%) Configuration Management
16 273 (17.80%) Puppet
17 271 (17.67%) DHCP
18 265 (17.28%) Security Cleared
19 252 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
20 219 (14.28%) Open Source
21 216 (14.08%) SQL
22 213 (13.89%) ITIL
23 212 (13.82%) Perl
24 209 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
24 209 (13.62%) Windows Server
25 208 (13.56%) Git (software)
26 206 (13.43%) VPN
27 205 (13.36%) Continuous Integration

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
1 176 (11.47%) Apache
2 122 (7.95%) JBoss
3 121 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 97 (6.32%) IIS
5 96 (6.26%) MS Exchange
6 65 (4.24%) nginx
7 56 (3.65%) WebLogic
8 45 (2.93%) OpenStack
9 42 (2.74%) WebSphere
10 41 (2.67%) SharePoint
11 33 (2.15%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (1.83%) Oracle Application Server
13 23 (1.50%) iPlanet
13 23 (1.50%) Jetty
13 23 (1.50%) Mongrel
14 22 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 15 (0.98%) Confluence
Applications
1 152 (9.91%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 18 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.72%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.33%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.26%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Eikon
8 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 202 (13.17%) Amazon AWS
2 77 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.85%) Office 365
4 41 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
5 40 (2.61%) IaaS
6 33 (2.15%) GitHub
7 26 (1.69%) SaaS
8 23 (1.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 22 (1.43%) Google App Engine
9 22 (1.43%) PaaS
10 20 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (1.11%) Google Analytics
12 13 (0.85%) Amazon S3
13 12 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.46%) Yammer
16 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
17 5 (0.33%) G Suite
17 5 (0.33%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 468 (30.51%) DNS
2 457 (29.79%) Firewall
3 352 (22.95%) HTTP
4 322 (20.99%) LAN
5 317 (20.66%) SSL
6 293 (19.10%) WAN
7 271 (17.67%) DHCP
8 206 (13.43%) VPN
9 181 (11.80%) Wireless
10 139 (9.06%) BGP
11 133 (8.67%) MPLS
12 132 (8.60%) Network Security
13 114 (7.43%) OSPF
14 109 (7.11%) Internet
15 98 (6.39%) Ethernet
16 96 (6.26%) VLAN
17 92 (6.00%) VoIP
18 80 (5.22%) Cisco ASA
19 73 (4.76%) SAN
20 65 (4.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.87%) PostgreSQL
2 116 (7.56%) SQL Server
3 115 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 104 (6.78%) Relational Database
5 102 (6.65%) MySQL
6 35 (2.28%) NoSQL
7 34 (2.22%) Redis
8 28 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
9 22 (1.43%) Oracle Database
9 22 (1.43%) RDBMS
10 20 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
11 19 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.24%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
13 15 (0.98%) Big Data
14 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 7 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.39%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 208 (13.56%) Git (software)
2 193 (12.58%) Jenkins
3 87 (5.67%) Subversion
4 33 (2.15%) Eclipse
5 32 (2.09%) JIRA
5 32 (2.09%) Maven
6 28 (1.83%) Selenium
7 27 (1.76%) Travis CI
8 25 (1.63%) IntelliJ
9 24 (1.56%) Ant
10 23 (1.50%) Cucumber
11 20 (1.30%) Artifactory
11 20 (1.30%) Visual Studio
12 18 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
13 17 (1.11%) Gatling
13 17 (1.11%) Grunt
13 17 (1.11%) gulp
13 17 (1.11%) Karma Test Runner
13 17 (1.11%) Sublime Text
14 16 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 203 (13.23%) Finance
2 85 (5.54%) Telecoms
3 70 (4.56%) Banking
4 33 (2.15%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.76%) Retail
6 26 (1.69%) Law
7 20 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.30%) Legal
7 20 (1.30%) Marketing
8 16 (1.04%) Electronics
9 15 (0.98%) Front Office
10 14 (0.91%) Back Office
11 13 (0.85%) Billing
12 7 (0.46%) Games
12 7 (0.46%) Local Government
12 7 (0.46%) Multimedia
12 7 (0.46%) Retail Banking
13 6 (0.39%) Advertising
13 6 (0.39%) Automotive
13 6 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 211 (13.75%) Analyst
2 174 (11.34%) Network Engineer
3 169 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 152 (9.91%) Developer
5 112 (7.30%) Support Engineer
6 77 (5.02%) Support Analyst
7 73 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 67 (4.37%) Architect
9 63 (4.11%) Consultant
10 62 (4.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 56 (3.65%) Desktop Support
12 55 (3.59%) Administrator
13 52 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
14 45 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
15 44 (2.87%) Software Engineer
16 43 (2.80%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (2.80%) Windows Engineer
17 42 (2.74%) Security Engineer
18 38 (2.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 36 (2.35%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (6.98%) Web Services
2 103 (6.71%) J2EE
3 88 (5.74%) .NET
4 81 (5.28%) XML
5 76 (4.95%) Middleware
6 74 (4.82%) Node.js
7 68 (4.43%) 802.1X
8 63 (4.11%) Elastic Stack
9 62 (4.04%) HTML
10 58 (3.78%) REST
11 56 (3.65%) SOAP
12 55 (3.59%) JSON
13 50 (3.26%) CSS
14 41 (2.67%) Servlets
15 37 (2.41%) LAPP Stack
16 36 (2.35%) RESTful
17 32 (2.09%) Spring
18 30 (1.96%) XSLT
19 29 (1.89%) LAMP
20 26 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 126 (8.21%) Analytical Skills
2 111 (7.24%) Data Centre
3 77 (5.02%) Clustering
4 61 (3.98%) Management Information System
5 55 (3.59%) Linux Command Line
6 44 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.28%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (1.83%) PKI
9 27 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.63%) Video on Demand
11 23 (1.50%) Replication
12 20 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.24%) PDA
14 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
14 18 (1.17%) Public Cloud
15 16 (1.04%) Web 2.0
16 15 (0.98%) Device Driver
16 15 (0.98%) Fintech
17 14 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
17 14 (0.91%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 668 (43.55%) Linux
2 616 (40.16%) Windows
3 328 (21.38%) Unix
4 209 (13.62%) Windows Server
5 153 (9.97%) Windows 7
6 151 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 101 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
8 85 (5.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 79 (5.15%) CentOS
10 78 (5.08%) Ubuntu
11 75 (4.89%) Solaris
12 60 (3.91%) Windows 10
13 47 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (3.00%) AIX
15 41 (2.67%) Windows 8
16 38 (2.48%) SUSE
17 36 (2.35%) Windows XP
18 32 (2.09%) Mac OS X
19 31 (2.02%) Android
20 28 (1.83%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (19.04%) DevOps
2 288 (18.77%) Configuration Management
3 252 (16.43%) Agile Software Development
4 219 (14.28%) Open Source
5 213 (13.89%) ITIL
6 205 (13.36%) Continuous Integration
7 131 (8.54%) Test Automation
8 125 (8.15%) Software Engineering
9 119 (7.76%) Load Balancing
9 119 (7.76%) Migration
10 106 (6.91%) High Availability
11 87 (5.67%) Information Security
11 87 (5.67%) Network Design
12 85 (5.54%) Scrum
13 73 (4.76%) Continuous Delivery
13 73 (4.76%) Kanban
14 71 (4.63%) Mentoring
14 71 (4.63%) Microservices
15 69 (4.50%) TDD
16 66 (4.30%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 310 (20.21%) Java
2 300 (19.56%) Python
3 216 (14.08%) SQL
4 212 (13.82%) Perl
5 140 (9.13%) Ruby
6 130 (8.47%) Bash Shell
7 113 (7.37%) PowerShell
8 108 (7.04%) C
9 99 (6.45%) JavaScript
10 88 (5.74%) C#
11 75 (4.89%) C++
12 59 (3.85%) PHP
13 52 (3.39%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.61%) Korn
15 33 (2.15%) Scala
16 30 (1.96%) Go
17 28 (1.83%) VBScript
18 24 (1.56%) Groovy
19 20 (1.30%) C-shell
20 17 (1.11%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 265 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 191 (12.45%) Cisco Certification
3 184 (11.99%) SC Cleared
4 122 (7.95%) CCNP
5 103 (6.71%) CCNA
6 67 (4.37%) Degree
7 65 (4.24%) CISSP
8 57 (3.72%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 43 (2.80%) SANS
11 35 (2.28%) CCIE
12 25 (1.63%) MCDST
13 24 (1.56%) GIAC
14 19 (1.24%) JNCIA
15 18 (1.17%) MCSE
16 17 (1.11%) CREST Certified
17 15 (0.98%) CEH
17 15 (0.98%) GCIH
17 15 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (0.98%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.15%) SLA
2 25 (1.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.04%) QA
4 15 (0.98%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.65%) MiFID
7 8 (0.52%) COBIT
8 5 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) GMP
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) RMADS
11 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.065%) HL7
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.065%) MISRA
11 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 317 (20.66%) Active Directory
2 209 (13.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (8.34%) Docker
4 81 (5.28%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.61%) Xen
6 34 (2.22%) vSphere
7 33 (2.15%) KVM
8 29 (1.89%) XenApp
9 25 (1.63%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 19 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.17%) NFS
12 14 (0.91%) Samba
12 14 (0.91%) vCloud
13 10 (0.65%) Firmware
13 10 (0.65%) Snort
13 10 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (0.59%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.59%) Virtual Servers
15 8 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 273 (17.80%) Puppet
2 193 (12.58%) Ansible
3 161 (10.50%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (5.28%) SCCM
5 68 (4.43%) Nagios
6 57 (3.72%) Kibana
7 56 (3.65%) Salt
8 48 (3.13%) logstash
9 41 (2.67%) Kubernetes
10 40 (2.61%) Grafana
11 30 (1.96%) Terraform
12 29 (1.89%) NetBackup
13 28 (1.83%) FortiGate
14 25 (1.63%) Cisco Prime
15 17 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
15 17 (1.11%) QRadar
15 17 (1.11%) SCOM
16 16 (1.04%) Backup Exec
16 16 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
17 14 (0.91%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 371 (24.19%) Cisco
2 300 (19.56%) Microsoft
3 296 (19.30%) VMware
4 186 (12.13%) Oracle
5 126 (8.21%) Red Hat
6 124 (8.08%) Juniper
7 121 (7.89%) Citrix
8 111 (7.24%) HP
9 97 (6.32%) F5
10 86 (5.61%) CheckPoint
11 70 (4.56%) IBM
12 57 (3.72%) Google
13 56 (3.65%) Apple
14 51 (3.32%) Palo Alto
14 51 (3.32%) SolarWinds
15 45 (2.93%) Splunk
16 39 (2.54%) Dell
17 36 (2.35%) EMC
17 36 (2.35%) Veritas
18 35 (2.28%) McAfee
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Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Belfast, County Antrim
Spring Technology
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
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Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
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London
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Belfast, County Antrim
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Modis International
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London
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Rate: £450 - £550 per day
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Middlesex
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PBIT Consultants
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