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 27 May 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
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 163 131 130
Rank change year-on-year -32 -1  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 709 1033 947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.89% 1.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.57% 11.99% 11.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 646 552
Median daily rate £425 £378 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.58% +7.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £549 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £348 £346
% change year-on-year +15.10% +0.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 56 81
Median hourly rate £27.50 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% +5.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £9.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +28.20% +8.33%  

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 6129 8619 8052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3651 5221 4486
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 387 469
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 27 May 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 27 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 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 27 May 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 -32 636 £425 +8.28% 322
London -8 309 £426 +0.23% 123
South East -33 130 £450 +20.00% 52
City of London +2 59 £425 -10.52% 32
East of England +10 52 £500 +43.88% 39
Hampshire +5 36 £500 +55.52% 10
North West +10 34 £355 -1.38% 37
Berkshire -6 30 £488 +30.00% 15
West Midlands +26 28 £388 +16.98% 29
Essex +9 26 £523 +50.57%
South West -32 26 £375 +13.63% 14
Surrey -26 25 £364 -12.87% 15
East Midlands +4 24 £329 +1.15% 10
Scotland -4 23 £415 +27.69% 4
North East -1 22 £320 - 2
Tyne and Wear +6 21 £320 +1.58%
Southend-on-Sea - 21 £523 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 20 £320 +1.58%
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £450 +34.32% 1
Reading -2 17 £525 +38.15% 6
Hertfordshire +8 16 £315 -6.66% 13
West Sussex +26 15 £425 -1.84% 2
Leicestershire +11 14 £258 - 1
Yorkshire -12 14 £450 -2.17% 17
Milton Keynes +2 13 £518 +44.75%
Manchester -2 13 £375 -3.22% 22
County Antrim - 13 £350 -
Northern Ireland - 13 £350 -
Belfast - 13 £350 -
Cheshire +29 11 £360 +13.38% 9

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 666 (42.29%) Linux
2 657 (41.71%) Windows
3 472 (29.97%) DNS
4 461 (29.27%) Firewall
5 379 (24.06%) Cisco
6 352 (22.35%) HTTP
7 330 (20.95%) Active Directory
8 325 (20.63%) Unix
8 325 (20.63%) Java
9 320 (20.32%) LAN
10 314 (19.94%) SSL
10 314 (19.94%) Microsoft
11 306 (19.43%) Python
12 298 (18.92%) Configuration Management
13 295 (18.73%) VMware
14 291 (18.48%) WAN
15 290 (18.41%) Security Cleared
15 290 (18.41%) DevOps
16 285 (18.10%) DHCP
17 274 (17.40%) Puppet
18 248 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
19 227 (14.41%) Windows Server
20 220 (13.97%) ITIL
21 218 (13.84%) Open Source
22 215 (13.65%) Git (software)
23 211 (13.40%) Perl
23 211 (13.40%) SQL
24 210 (13.33%) Finance
25 209 (13.27%) SC Cleared
25 209 (13.27%) 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
1 175 (11.11%) Apache
2 125 (7.94%) Tomcat
3 106 (6.73%) JBoss
4 103 (6.54%) MS Exchange
5 100 (6.35%) IIS
6 78 (4.95%) nginx
7 43 (2.73%) WebLogic
7 43 (2.73%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.54%) OpenStack
9 33 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 26 (1.65%) SharePoint
11 25 (1.59%) Jetty
12 24 (1.52%) Mongrel
13 23 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 22 (1.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 21 (1.33%) Elasticsearch
16 18 (1.14%) Oracle Application Server
17 17 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (0.95%) Confluence
19 12 (0.76%) iPlanet
Applications
1 155 (9.84%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
8 1 (0.063%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.32%) ION MarketView
4 4 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.19%) Demantra
5 3 (0.19%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.19%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.19%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.19%) RMDS
5 3 (0.19%) SnowdropKCS
6 1 (0.063%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.063%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.063%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.063%) Magento
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
Cloud Services
1 201 (12.76%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.75%) Office 365
4 41 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (2.22%) IaaS
6 34 (2.16%) GitHub
7 24 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 23 (1.46%) Google App Engine
9 22 (1.40%) Cloud Computing
10 21 (1.33%) Google Analytics
10 21 (1.33%) PaaS
11 19 (1.21%) SaaS
12 11 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (0.63%) Amazon S3
14 5 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
14 5 (0.32%) G Suite
15 4 (0.25%) Amazon Kinesis
15 4 (0.25%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 3 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 472 (29.97%) DNS
2 461 (29.27%) Firewall
3 352 (22.35%) HTTP
4 320 (20.32%) LAN
5 314 (19.94%) SSL
6 291 (18.48%) WAN
7 285 (18.10%) DHCP
8 191 (12.13%) Wireless
9 186 (11.81%) VPN
10 147 (9.33%) Network Security
11 146 (9.27%) BGP
12 145 (9.21%) MPLS
13 128 (8.13%) OSPF
14 108 (6.86%) Internet
15 99 (6.29%) Ethernet
16 94 (5.97%) VoIP
17 93 (5.90%) VLAN
18 86 (5.46%) Cisco ASA
19 77 (4.89%) SNMP
20 74 (4.70%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 146 (9.27%) PostgreSQL
2 122 (7.75%) MongoDB
3 108 (6.86%) SQL Server
4 96 (6.10%) MySQL
5 95 (6.03%) Relational Database
6 44 (2.79%) Redis
7 34 (2.16%) NoSQL
8 30 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.84%) Oracle Database
10 22 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 19 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
12 17 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
12 17 (1.08%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
14 11 (0.70%) Big Data
15 9 (0.57%) DB2
15 9 (0.57%) Oracle Database 10g
16 7 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
16 7 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 215 (13.65%) Git (software)
2 202 (12.83%) Jenkins
3 82 (5.21%) Subversion
4 34 (2.16%) JIRA
4 34 (2.16%) Travis CI
5 32 (2.03%) Selenium
6 31 (1.97%) Eclipse
7 29 (1.84%) Maven
8 28 (1.78%) Ant
8 28 (1.78%) Cucumber
8 28 (1.78%) IntelliJ
9 21 (1.33%) Gatling
9 21 (1.33%) Grunt
9 21 (1.33%) gulp
9 21 (1.33%) Karma Test Runner
9 21 (1.33%) Sublime Text
10 19 (1.21%) Sonatype Nexus
11 18 (1.14%) Artifactory
11 18 (1.14%) JUnit
11 18 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 210 (13.33%) Finance
2 85 (5.40%) Telecoms
3 82 (5.21%) Banking
4 34 (2.16%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.90%) Retail
6 28 (1.78%) Law
7 21 (1.33%) Marketing
8 18 (1.14%) Front Office
8 18 (1.14%) Investment Banking
9 17 (1.08%) Billing
9 17 (1.08%) Legal
10 16 (1.02%) Back Office
11 15 (0.95%) Electronics
12 12 (0.76%) Games
13 10 (0.63%) Advertising
14 9 (0.57%) Publishing
15 8 (0.51%) Multimedia
16 7 (0.44%) Local Government
16 7 (0.44%) Retail Banking
17 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 224 (14.22%) Analyst
2 175 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 173 (10.98%) Network Engineer
4 158 (10.03%) Developer
5 121 (7.68%) Support Engineer
6 76 (4.83%) Support Analyst
7 70 (4.44%) Consultant
8 68 (4.32%) Linux Engineer
9 66 (4.19%) Administrator
10 58 (3.68%) Desktop Support
11 57 (3.62%) Architect
12 54 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 54 (3.43%) Software Engineer
13 51 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
14 49 (3.11%) Security Analyst
14 49 (3.11%) Systems Engineer
15 47 (2.98%) Windows Engineer
16 45 (2.86%) Cisco Engineer
16 45 (2.86%) Security Engineer
17 40 (2.54%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (6.10%) Web Services
2 94 (5.97%) J2EE
3 90 (5.71%) .NET
4 88 (5.59%) Node.js
5 81 (5.14%) XML
6 70 (4.44%) 802.1X
7 67 (4.25%) Middleware
8 64 (4.06%) HTML
9 57 (3.62%) Elastic Stack
10 52 (3.30%) SOAP
11 51 (3.24%) REST
12 50 (3.17%) CSS
12 50 (3.17%) JSON
13 46 (2.92%) Servlets
14 40 (2.54%) LAPP Stack
15 32 (2.03%) LAMP
16 30 (1.90%) RESTful
16 30 (1.90%) Spring
17 29 (1.84%) RabbitMQ
17 29 (1.84%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 137 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 119 (7.56%) Data Centre
3 62 (3.94%) Clustering
3 62 (3.94%) Linux Command Line
4 57 (3.62%) Management Information System
5 47 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 31 (1.97%) Video Conferencing
7 30 (1.90%) Blackberry
8 26 (1.65%) PKI
9 21 (1.33%) Video on Demand
10 20 (1.27%) PDA
10 20 (1.27%) Replication
10 20 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
11 19 (1.21%) CMDB
12 18 (1.14%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 16 (1.02%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.02%) Web 2.0
14 15 (0.95%) Device Driver
14 15 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 666 (42.29%) Linux
2 657 (41.71%) Windows
3 325 (20.63%) Unix
4 227 (14.41%) Windows Server
5 167 (10.60%) Windows 7
6 155 (9.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 107 (6.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 98 (6.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 89 (5.65%) CentOS
10 83 (5.27%) Ubuntu
11 68 (4.32%) Windows 10
12 63 (4.00%) Solaris
13 60 (3.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 44 (2.79%) Windows 8
15 35 (2.22%) Windows XP
16 31 (1.97%) Android
17 30 (1.90%) AIX
17 30 (1.90%) SUSE
18 29 (1.84%) Mac OS X
19 20 (1.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 298 (18.92%) Configuration Management
2 290 (18.41%) DevOps
3 248 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
4 220 (13.97%) ITIL
5 218 (13.84%) Open Source
6 209 (13.27%) Continuous Integration
7 133 (8.44%) Test Automation
8 122 (7.75%) Migration
9 119 (7.56%) Software Engineering
10 114 (7.24%) Information Security
11 101 (6.41%) Load Balancing
12 92 (5.84%) Network Design
13 91 (5.78%) High Availability
14 76 (4.83%) Scrum
15 70 (4.44%) SIEM
16 69 (4.38%) Microservices
17 68 (4.32%) Mentoring
18 64 (4.06%) Incident Management
19 63 (4.00%) Problem Management
20 62 (3.94%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 325 (20.63%) Java
2 306 (19.43%) Python
3 211 (13.40%) Perl
3 211 (13.40%) SQL
4 149 (9.46%) Ruby
5 137 (8.70%) Bash Shell
6 119 (7.56%) PowerShell
7 111 (7.05%) C
8 101 (6.41%) JavaScript
9 92 (5.84%) C#
10 86 (5.46%) C++
11 51 (3.24%) PHP
12 48 (3.05%) Shell Script
13 36 (2.29%) Scala
14 35 (2.22%) VBScript
15 34 (2.16%) Korn
16 26 (1.65%) Go
17 22 (1.40%) VB
18 21 (1.33%) Groovy
18 21 (1.33%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 290 (18.41%) Security Cleared
2 209 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 193 (12.25%) Cisco Certification
4 126 (8.00%) CCNP
5 109 (6.92%) CCNA
6 70 (4.44%) CISSP
7 65 (4.13%) Degree
8 59 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 57 (3.62%) DV Cleared
10 43 (2.73%) SANS
11 33 (2.10%) CCIE
12 29 (1.84%) GIAC
13 25 (1.59%) MCDST
14 21 (1.33%) JNCIA
15 19 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 17 (1.08%) CREST Certified
17 16 (1.02%) MCSE
18 15 (0.95%) CEH
18 15 (0.95%) SSCP
19 14 (0.89%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (2.10%) SLA
2 28 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 23 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 13 (0.83%) QA
5 12 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 7 (0.44%) MiFID
7 5 (0.32%) COBIT
8 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.25%) RMADS
9 2 (0.13%) GMP
9 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 1 (0.063%) Cyber Essentials
10 1 (0.063%) HL7
10 1 (0.063%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.063%) MISRA
10 1 (0.063%) PMO
10 1 (0.063%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 330 (20.95%) Active Directory
2 201 (12.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 120 (7.62%) Docker
4 67 (4.25%) Hyper-V
5 44 (2.79%) vSphere
6 35 (2.22%) Xen
7 24 (1.52%) XenApp
8 23 (1.46%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 22 (1.40%) NFS
10 18 (1.14%) KVM
10 18 (1.14%) vCloud
10 18 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
12 15 (0.95%) Samba
12 15 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
13 14 (0.89%) Snort
14 11 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
15 10 (0.63%) Firmware
15 10 (0.63%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.63%) RACF
Systems Management
1 274 (17.40%) Puppet
2 173 (10.98%) Ansible
3 153 (9.71%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (5.78%) SCCM
5 79 (5.02%) Nagios
6 69 (4.38%) Kibana
7 50 (3.17%) Salt
8 49 (3.11%) logstash
9 44 (2.79%) Grafana
10 32 (2.03%) Kubernetes
11 25 (1.59%) FortiGate
12 23 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
12 23 (1.46%) HP SiteScope
12 23 (1.46%) NetBackup
13 19 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
13 19 (1.21%) Terraform
14 17 (1.08%) Host Intrusion Detection System
14 17 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
14 17 (1.08%) QRadar
14 17 (1.08%) SELinux
Vendors
1 379 (24.06%) Cisco
2 314 (19.94%) Microsoft
3 295 (18.73%) VMware
4 163 (10.35%) Oracle
5 133 (8.44%) Juniper
6 127 (8.06%) Red Hat
7 103 (6.54%) Citrix
8 102 (6.48%) HP
9 101 (6.41%) CheckPoint
10 90 (5.71%) F5
11 72 (4.57%) IBM
12 56 (3.56%) Google
13 50 (3.17%) Apple
14 47 (2.98%) Palo Alto
15 45 (2.86%) SolarWinds
16 44 (2.79%) Splunk
17 40 (2.54%) McAfee
18 38 (2.41%) Symantec
19 37 (2.35%) EMC
20 35 (2.22%) Dell
City, London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £120 - £130 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Posted: 3 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Itecco
Rate: £80 - £100 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Verticality Ltd
Rate: £140 - £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £89.97 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £450 - £460 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Hook, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £340 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + none
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £250 - 280 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
Network ITR
Rate: £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Market rate + Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
IT Resource Transformation
Rate: Excellent day rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £900 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Pioneer Search
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
South East London
NCC Group
Rate: Day rate is circa £330 per day.
Posted: 12 days ago
Central London / West End
X4 Group
Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago