Period
to 24 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 24 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 144 134
Rank change year-on-year -13 -10 +3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1542 1960 1980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.78% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.71% 11.38% 12.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1043 1208 1181
UK median daily rate £415 £391 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.07% +11.79% -
10th Percentile £155 £190 £170
90th Percentile £588 £563 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £347
% change year-on-year +14.29% +0.73% +8.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 103 171
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £21.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +26.19% +2.06%
10th Percentile £10.70 £10.30 £9.74
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £25.75 £16.61
% change year-on-year -24.03% +55.03% +10.73%

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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £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 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

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 24 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 24 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 24 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 1385 £425 +6.25% 288
UK excluding London -20 857 £400 +14.29% 192
London -16 633 £438 -2.78% 105
South East -44 257 £425 +19.72% 60
North of England -4 180 £380 +15.15% 42
Midlands +70 140 £400 +20.75% 34
East of England +28 114 £500 +43.88% 23
North West +36 103 £381 +1.67% 27
West Midlands +48 72 £438 +34.62% 25
South West -48 70 £400 +12.68% 24
East Midlands +20 65 £375 - 9
Scotland -23 57 £390 +18.18% 4
North East -6 43 £330 +3.13%
Yorkshire -16 35 £450 -5.26% 15
Wales -28 30 £393 -1.88% 5
Northern Ireland -23 22 £350 -

For the 6 months to 24 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.

1 680 (44.10%) Linux
2 620 (40.21%) Windows
3 504 (32.68%) DNS
4 483 (31.32%) Firewall
5 383 (24.84%) Cisco
6 348 (22.57%) Unix
7 342 (22.18%) Active Directory
8 341 (22.11%) HTTP
9 330 (21.40%) VMware
10 318 (20.62%) LAN
10 318 (20.62%) Microsoft
11 309 (20.04%) SSL
12 306 (19.84%) DHCP
13 298 (19.33%) WAN
14 284 (18.42%) Python
15 274 (17.77%) Java
16 271 (17.57%) DevOps
17 269 (17.44%) Puppet
17 269 (17.44%) Security Cleared
18 266 (17.25%) Configuration Management
19 239 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
20 224 (14.53%) VPN
21 214 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
22 213 (13.81%) SQL
22 213 (13.81%) ITIL
23 212 (13.75%) Windows Server
24 205 (13.29%) Perl
24 205 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
25 199 (12.91%) Finance
26 194 (12.58%) 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
1 183 (11.87%) Apache
2 124 (8.04%) JBoss
2 124 (8.04%) Tomcat
3 104 (6.74%) MS Exchange
4 100 (6.49%) IIS
5 69 (4.47%) nginx
6 66 (4.28%) WebLogic
7 51 (3.31%) SharePoint
8 44 (2.85%) WebSphere
9 41 (2.66%) OpenStack
10 36 (2.33%) Oracle Application Server
11 33 (2.14%) iPlanet
12 28 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (1.69%) Jetty
13 26 (1.69%) Mongrel
13 26 (1.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 21 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
15 17 (1.10%) Skype for Business
16 15 (0.97%) Confluence
17 14 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 158 (10.25%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (1.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 11 (0.71%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 14 (0.91%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.32%) Eikon
3 5 (0.32%) ION MarketView
3 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.26%) RMDS
5 2 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
6 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 205 (13.29%) Amazon AWS
2 79 (5.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 74 (4.80%) Office 365
4 48 (3.11%) IaaS
5 46 (2.98%) Amazon EC2
6 31 (2.01%) SaaS
7 30 (1.95%) PaaS
8 26 (1.69%) Cloud Computing
8 26 (1.69%) GitHub
9 25 (1.62%) Google App Engine
9 25 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (0.97%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.78%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 7 (0.45%) G Suite
12 7 (0.45%) Yammer
13 6 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 6 (0.39%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 504 (32.68%) DNS
2 483 (31.32%) Firewall
3 341 (22.11%) HTTP
4 318 (20.62%) LAN
5 309 (20.04%) SSL
6 306 (19.84%) DHCP
7 298 (19.33%) WAN
8 224 (14.53%) VPN
9 179 (11.61%) Wireless
10 140 (9.08%) Network Security
11 138 (8.95%) BGP
12 127 (8.24%) MPLS
13 109 (7.07%) OSPF
14 103 (6.68%) Internet
15 101 (6.55%) Ethernet
16 100 (6.49%) VLAN
17 99 (6.42%) VoIP
18 86 (5.58%) IPsec
19 82 (5.32%) SAN
20 81 (5.25%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
2 112 (7.26%) SQL Server
3 111 (7.20%) MongoDB
4 92 (5.97%) MySQL
5 80 (5.19%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.14%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.82%) RDBMS
8 24 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (1.36%) Redis
10 20 (1.30%) Oracle Database
11 19 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
12 16 (1.04%) Big Data
13 15 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
14 13 (0.84%) Hadoop
15 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
16 9 (0.58%) Oracle Reports
17 8 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 7 (0.45%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 184 (11.93%) Git (software)
2 174 (11.28%) Jenkins
3 74 (4.80%) Subversion
4 38 (2.46%) JIRA
5 32 (2.08%) Eclipse
5 32 (2.08%) Maven
6 31 (2.01%) Sonatype Nexus
7 29 (1.88%) Artifactory
8 27 (1.75%) Travis CI
9 22 (1.43%) Selenium
10 21 (1.36%) Visual Studio
11 20 (1.30%) IntelliJ
12 19 (1.23%) Ant
13 17 (1.10%) Cucumber
14 16 (1.04%) JUnit
15 14 (0.91%) Vagrant
16 12 (0.78%) Gatling
16 12 (0.78%) Grunt
16 12 (0.78%) Karma Test Runner
16 12 (0.78%) Sublime Text
General
1 199 (12.91%) Finance
2 91 (5.90%) Telecoms
3 67 (4.35%) Banking
4 40 (2.59%) Manufacturing
5 28 (1.82%) Retail
6 27 (1.75%) Electronics
7 25 (1.62%) Legal
7 25 (1.62%) Marketing
8 20 (1.30%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.10%) Front Office
9 17 (1.10%) Law
10 14 (0.91%) Back Office
11 12 (0.78%) Financial Institution
12 10 (0.65%) Billing
13 8 (0.52%) 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
1 211 (13.68%) Analyst
2 176 (11.41%) Network Engineer
3 150 (9.73%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (8.63%) Support Engineer
5 132 (8.56%) Developer
6 83 (5.38%) Architect
7 75 (4.86%) Linux Engineer
8 67 (4.35%) Support Analyst
9 63 (4.09%) Consultant
9 63 (4.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 62 (4.02%) Administrator
11 59 (3.83%) Desktop Support
12 48 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
13 47 (3.05%) Security Analyst
14 45 (2.92%) Cisco Engineer
14 45 (2.92%) Security Engineer
15 43 (2.79%) IT Support
16 41 (2.66%) 2nd Line Support
17 39 (2.53%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 39 (2.53%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (7.20%) J2EE
2 108 (7.00%) Web Services
3 91 (5.90%) .NET
4 83 (5.38%) Elastic Stack
5 73 (4.73%) XML
6 72 (4.67%) Middleware
7 69 (4.47%) 802.1X
8 64 (4.15%) SOAP
9 62 (4.02%) REST
10 53 (3.44%) Node.js
11 46 (2.98%) HTML
12 40 (2.59%) JSON
13 39 (2.53%) Servlets
14 38 (2.46%) CSS
14 38 (2.46%) RESTful
15 34 (2.20%) Spring
16 33 (2.14%) LAPP Stack
17 31 (2.01%) FIX Protocol
18 27 (1.75%) RabbitMQ
19 26 (1.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 135 (8.75%) Data Centre
2 119 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.45%) Clustering
4 58 (3.76%) Management Information System
5 49 (3.18%) Computer Science
6 47 (3.05%) PKI
7 45 (2.92%) Linux Command Line
8 33 (2.14%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.49%) Blackberry
11 22 (1.43%) Replication
11 22 (1.43%) Video on Demand
12 20 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
12 20 (1.30%) Public Cloud
13 18 (1.17%) Device Driver
14 17 (1.10%) Cyber Attack
15 16 (1.04%) Fintech
15 16 (1.04%) iPad
16 15 (0.97%) PDA
17 14 (0.91%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 680 (44.10%) Linux
2 620 (40.21%) Windows
3 348 (22.57%) Unix
4 212 (13.75%) Windows Server
5 153 (9.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 152 (9.86%) Windows 7
7 95 (6.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 91 (5.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 86 (5.58%) Solaris
10 73 (4.73%) Windows 10
11 58 (3.76%) AIX
11 58 (3.76%) Ubuntu
12 55 (3.57%) CentOS
13 49 (3.18%) SUSE
13 49 (3.18%) Windows Server 2003
14 40 (2.59%) HPUX
15 39 (2.53%) Android
16 37 (2.40%) Windows 8
17 36 (2.33%) Windows XP
18 33 (2.14%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (17.57%) DevOps
2 266 (17.25%) Configuration Management
3 239 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
4 213 (13.81%) ITIL
5 192 (12.45%) Open Source
6 188 (12.19%) Continuous Integration
7 140 (9.08%) Load Balancing
8 123 (7.98%) Migration
9 115 (7.46%) High Availability
10 111 (7.20%) Software Engineering
11 107 (6.94%) Test Automation
12 85 (5.51%) Network Design
12 85 (5.51%) Scrum
13 81 (5.25%) Information Security
14 73 (4.73%) Kanban
15 69 (4.47%) Continuous Delivery
16 68 (4.41%) Microservices
16 68 (4.41%) TDD
17 67 (4.35%) Mentoring
17 67 (4.35%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 284 (18.42%) Python
2 274 (17.77%) Java
3 213 (13.81%) SQL
4 205 (13.29%) Perl
5 143 (9.27%) Ruby
6 141 (9.14%) Bash Shell
7 97 (6.29%) PowerShell
8 81 (5.25%) C#
9 79 (5.12%) JavaScript
10 78 (5.06%) C
11 75 (4.86%) C++
12 54 (3.50%) Shell Script
13 53 (3.44%) Korn
14 40 (2.59%) Go
14 40 (2.59%) PHP
15 36 (2.33%) C-shell
16 28 (1.82%) Scala
17 25 (1.62%) VBScript
18 21 (1.36%) Groovy
19 16 (1.04%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 269 (17.44%) Security Cleared
2 185 (12.00%) SC Cleared
3 181 (11.74%) Cisco Certification
4 113 (7.33%) CCNP
5 99 (6.42%) CCNA
6 81 (5.25%) Degree
7 74 (4.80%) CISSP
8 73 (4.73%) Microsoft Certification
9 48 (3.11%) SANS
10 45 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 33 (2.14%) CCIE
12 29 (1.88%) MCSE
13 24 (1.56%) MCDST
14 23 (1.49%) GIAC
14 23 (1.49%) SSCP
15 19 (1.23%) MCSA
16 18 (1.17%) JNCIA
17 17 (1.10%) CREST Certified
18 16 (1.04%) BPSS Clearance
18 16 (1.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (1.82%) SLA
2 25 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 20 (1.30%) PCI DSS
4 17 (1.10%) QA
5 13 (0.84%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.71%) MiFID
7 8 (0.52%) COBIT
8 6 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.26%) AS 2805
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.19%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 2 (0.13%) GMP
11 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
11 2 (0.13%) PMO
11 2 (0.13%) RMADS
12 1 (0.065%) HL7
12 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 342 (22.18%) Active Directory
2 214 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 118 (7.65%) Docker
4 90 (5.84%) Hyper-V
5 42 (2.72%) Xen
6 37 (2.40%) vSphere
7 34 (2.20%) KVM
8 29 (1.88%) XenApp
9 27 (1.75%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 26 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
11 25 (1.62%) Virtual Machines
12 24 (1.56%) NFS
13 20 (1.30%) vCloud
14 15 (0.97%) Samba
15 11 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.71%) Oracle RAC
16 10 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.58%) Firmware
18 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 8 (0.52%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 269 (17.44%) Puppet
2 187 (12.13%) Ansible
3 164 (10.64%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (5.32%) SCCM
5 58 (3.76%) Kibana
6 56 (3.63%) Salt
7 55 (3.57%) logstash
8 50 (3.24%) Nagios
9 38 (2.46%) Kubernetes
10 32 (2.08%) Grafana
11 31 (2.01%) FortiGate
11 31 (2.01%) NetBackup
11 31 (2.01%) Terraform
12 27 (1.75%) QRadar
13 25 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
14 20 (1.30%) SCOM
15 18 (1.17%) Backup Exec
16 17 (1.10%) vCenter Server
17 14 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
17 14 (0.91%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 383 (24.84%) Cisco
2 330 (21.40%) VMware
3 318 (20.62%) Microsoft
4 194 (12.58%) Oracle
5 129 (8.37%) Citrix
6 123 (7.98%) Juniper
6 123 (7.98%) Red Hat
7 121 (7.85%) F5
8 115 (7.46%) HP
9 85 (5.51%) CheckPoint
10 74 (4.80%) Apple
11 65 (4.22%) Palo Alto
12 63 (4.09%) IBM
13 56 (3.63%) SolarWinds
14 55 (3.57%) Google
15 52 (3.37%) Splunk
16 49 (3.18%) Dell
17 43 (2.79%) Sun
18 39 (2.53%) Veritas
19 37 (2.40%) McAfee
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TD Group
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Senitor Associates
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Vertus Partners
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
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IQ Public Sector
Rate: £130 - £184 per day
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MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
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Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
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Experis Ltd
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Apollo Solutions
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People Source Consulting
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The Bridge Ltd
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Synergize Consulting
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LA International
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London
Elevate Direct
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London
IQ Public Sector
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Manchester, Lancashire
AMS contingency
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Senitor Associates
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Empiric Solutions
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