Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 173 186 162
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,271 1,562 1,697
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.53% 1.50% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.31% 11.50% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 922 1,119
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.61% +5.73%
10th Percentile £143 £175 £154
90th Percentile £610 £600 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £391 £366
% change year-on-year -0.96% +6.90% -0.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 83 117
UK median hourly rate £38.00 £21.00 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.95% +4.37% -44.11%
10th Percentile £15.85 £13.45 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £20.00 £20.70
% change year-on-year +105.00% -3.37% -43.29%

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 11,238 13,585 14,001
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.49% 13.07% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,741 8,154 8,538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £193 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 640 747
UK median hourly rate £25.68 £19.39 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.47% -0.59% -13.33%
10th Percentile £13.35 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £47.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +23.68% -1.30% -23.00%

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019.

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 16 November 2019. 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 +11 1,157 £395 -4.24% 673
UK excluding London +23 837 £388 -0.96% 530
London -1 404 £400 -8.57% 180
South East +21 288 £425 +6.25% 169
North of England -2 153 £435 +14.17% 108
South West +57 111 £375 -11.76% 74
Midlands +18 110 £325 -11.20% 70
East of England -4 89 £320 -24.71% 72
North West +2 75 £400 +6.67% 64
West Midlands +33 68 £325 -18.75% 52
Yorkshire +3 57 £453 +9.70% 39
Scotland +16 47 £363 +11.54% 22
East Midlands +3 41 £350 - 18
Wales +20 37 £400 +1.27% 13
North East +26 22 £410 +36.67% 5
Northern Ireland +5 2 £433 - 1

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 659 (51.85%) Windows
2 464 (36.51%) DNS
3 416 (32.73%) Microsoft
4 392 (30.84%) Linux
4 392 (30.84%) Firewall
5 355 (27.93%) Active Directory
6 322 (25.33%) Cisco
7 312 (24.55%) VPN
8 283 (22.27%) LAN
9 272 (21.40%) DHCP
10 267 (21.01%) WAN
11 260 (20.46%) HTTP
12 256 (20.14%) Security Cleared
13 252 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
14 247 (19.43%) ITIL
15 228 (17.94%) VMware
16 224 (17.62%) Windows Server
17 220 (17.31%) Office 365
18 209 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
19 204 (16.05%) Java
20 202 (15.89%) SC Cleared
21 195 (15.34%) Azure
22 186 (14.63%) Windows 10
23 179 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
24 176 (13.85%) SSL
25 172 (13.53%) Internet
26 161 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
27 157 (12.35%) BGP
27 157 (12.35%) CCNA
27 157 (12.35%) Jenkins

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 98 (7.71%) MS Exchange
2 84 (6.61%) Apache
3 73 (5.74%) SharePoint
4 63 (4.96%) IIS
5 61 (4.80%) Tomcat
6 48 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
7 46 (3.62%) nginx
8 36 (2.83%) Jetty
9 33 (2.60%) WebSphere
10 30 (2.36%) Mongrel
10 30 (2.36%) Skype for Business
11 26 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2013
12 24 (1.89%) Confluence
13 17 (1.34%) JBoss
14 15 (1.18%) WebLogic
15 14 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
15 14 (1.10%) K2 blackpearl
16 12 (0.94%) OpenStack
17 9 (0.71%) IBM Notes
18 7 (0.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 179 (14.08%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.87%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.55%) Acrobat
5 6 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 4 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.079%) Simulink
7 1 (0.079%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) assyst
2 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) SystmOne
4 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.16%) RMDS
5 1 (0.079%) Magento
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 220 (17.31%) Office 365
2 195 (15.34%) Azure
3 147 (11.57%) AWS
4 78 (6.14%) PaaS
5 72 (5.66%) IaaS
6 63 (4.96%) GCP
7 62 (4.88%) SaaS
8 48 (3.78%) GitHub
9 47 (3.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 41 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
10 41 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
11 35 (2.75%) Google Analytics
12 30 (2.36%) Google App Engine
13 25 (1.97%) Cloud Computing
14 21 (1.65%) OneDrive
15 16 (1.26%) Route 53
15 16 (1.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 11 (0.87%) Amazon S3
17 9 (0.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 9 (0.71%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 464 (36.51%) DNS
2 392 (30.84%) Firewall
3 312 (24.55%) VPN
4 283 (22.27%) LAN
5 272 (21.40%) DHCP
6 267 (21.01%) WAN
7 260 (20.46%) HTTP
8 176 (13.85%) SSL
9 172 (13.53%) Internet
10 157 (12.35%) BGP
11 144 (11.33%) Ethernet
12 137 (10.78%) OSPF
13 133 (10.46%) IPsec
14 132 (10.39%) Wireless
15 108 (8.50%) MPLS
16 107 (8.42%) VoIP
17 105 (8.26%) SAN
18 102 (8.03%) VLAN
19 90 (7.08%) Network Security
20 75 (5.90%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (5.35%) SQL Server
2 49 (3.86%) MongoDB
3 40 (3.15%) MySQL
4 35 (2.75%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.44%) NoSQL
6 30 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
7 18 (1.42%) SQL Server 2016
8 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 15 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
10 12 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 12 (0.94%) RDBMS
11 11 (0.87%) Amazon RDS
11 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (0.71%) Big Data
13 8 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
14 5 (0.39%) Blockchain
14 5 (0.39%) DB2
15 4 (0.31%) Hadoop
15 4 (0.31%) Power BI
15 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 157 (12.35%) Jenkins
2 152 (11.96%) Git (software)
3 56 (4.41%) JUnit
4 49 (3.86%) Visual Studio
5 46 (3.62%) Gatling
6 45 (3.54%) Subversion
7 42 (3.30%) Cucumber
7 42 (3.30%) Eclipse
8 40 (3.15%) Selenium
9 38 (2.99%) Travis CI
10 35 (2.75%) JIRA
11 32 (2.52%) NetBeans
12 21 (1.65%) Maven
13 19 (1.49%) Mockito
14 18 (1.42%) GitLab
14 18 (1.42%) Gradle
14 18 (1.42%) gulp
15 17 (1.34%) Ant
16 16 (1.26%) Rational DOORS
16 16 (1.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 136 (10.70%) Finance
2 130 (10.23%) Telecoms
3 85 (6.69%) Public Sector
4 48 (3.78%) Banking
5 34 (2.68%) Aerospace
5 34 (2.68%) Military
6 19 (1.49%) Electronics
7 17 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 15 (1.18%) Law
9 14 (1.10%) Back Office
10 13 (1.02%) Front Office
11 12 (0.94%) Retail
12 11 (0.87%) Legal
12 11 (0.87%) Manufacturing
13 10 (0.79%) Marketing
14 8 (0.63%) Local Government
14 8 (0.63%) Multimedia
15 7 (0.55%) Automotive
16 6 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
17 5 (0.39%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 195 (15.34%) Network Engineer
2 115 (9.05%) Developer
3 114 (8.97%) Analyst
4 107 (8.42%) Support Engineer
5 88 (6.92%) Architect
6 79 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 74 (5.82%) Desktop Support
8 71 (5.59%) DevOps Engineer
9 54 (4.25%) 2nd Line Support
10 46 (3.62%) IT Support
11 45 (3.54%) Desktop Engineer
11 45 (3.54%) Support Analyst
12 41 (3.23%) Software Engineer
13 40 (3.15%) Windows Engineer
14 39 (3.07%) Cisco Engineer
15 37 (2.91%) Security Engineer
16 36 (2.83%) Java Developer
17 35 (2.75%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 34 (2.68%) Azure Engineer
19 31 (2.44%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 132 (10.39%) Web Services
2 95 (7.47%) .NET
3 75 (5.90%) Node.js
4 70 (5.51%) REST
5 65 (5.11%) J2EE
6 50 (3.93%) 802.1X
6 50 (3.93%) Spring
7 42 (3.30%) HTML
7 42 (3.30%) Servlets
8 41 (3.23%) CSS
9 40 (3.15%) XML
10 39 (3.07%) JSON
11 38 (2.99%) HTML5
12 35 (2.75%) Gherkin
12 35 (2.75%) Play Framework
13 33 (2.60%) Qt
13 33 (2.60%) SOAP
14 31 (2.44%) LDAP
15 30 (2.36%) Guice
16 27 (2.12%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 103 (8.10%) Data Centre
2 64 (5.04%) Self-Motivation
3 59 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.41%) Replication
5 35 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 33 (2.60%) Management Information System
6 33 (2.60%) PKI
7 24 (1.89%) Clustering
7 24 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
9 20 (1.57%) Fibre Optics
9 20 (1.57%) iPhone
10 18 (1.42%) Driving Licence
10 18 (1.42%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (1.34%) Smartphone
12 14 (1.10%) Microsoft Licensing
13 13 (1.02%) Linux Command Line
14 12 (0.94%) Cyber Defence
14 12 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
15 11 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 659 (51.85%) Windows
2 392 (30.84%) Linux
3 224 (17.62%) Windows Server
4 186 (14.63%) Windows 10
5 153 (12.04%) Windows 7
6 129 (10.15%) Unix
7 114 (8.97%) Windows Server 2012
8 71 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 69 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 48 (3.78%) Ubuntu
11 47 (3.70%) Android
12 38 (2.99%) CentOS
13 28 (2.20%) Solaris
13 28 (2.20%) Windows 8
14 25 (1.97%) Apple iOS
15 23 (1.81%) Mac OS X
16 22 (1.73%) Embedded Linux
17 19 (1.49%) Mac OS
18 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2003
19 17 (1.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (19.43%) ITIL
2 209 (16.44%) Agile Software Development
3 154 (12.12%) Configuration Management
3 154 (12.12%) DevOps
4 145 (11.41%) Continuous Integration
5 123 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
6 117 (9.21%) Open Source
7 113 (8.89%) Test Automation
8 112 (8.81%) Software Engineering
9 90 (7.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 84 (6.61%) Scrum
11 80 (6.29%) Migration
12 77 (6.06%) Change Management
13 75 (5.90%) Microservices
14 72 (5.66%) Disaster Recovery
14 72 (5.66%) Information Security
15 66 (5.19%) Analytics
16 62 (4.88%) Service Management
17 61 (4.80%) Network Design
18 58 (4.56%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (16.05%) Java
2 150 (11.80%) SQL
3 148 (11.64%) PowerShell
4 127 (9.99%) Python
5 89 (7.00%) JavaScript
6 86 (6.77%) C++
7 82 (6.45%) C#
8 68 (5.35%) C
9 55 (4.33%) Perl
10 51 (4.01%) Bash Shell
10 51 (4.01%) Ruby
11 37 (2.91%) Scala
12 31 (2.44%) PHP
13 27 (2.12%) GLSL
13 27 (2.12%) HLSL
14 21 (1.65%) Embedded C
15 20 (1.57%) Shell Script
16 16 (1.26%) Go
16 16 (1.26%) Java 8
17 15 (1.18%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 256 (20.14%) Security Cleared
2 252 (19.83%) Cisco Certification
3 202 (15.89%) SC Cleared
4 157 (12.35%) CCNA
5 143 (11.25%) CCNP
6 107 (8.42%) Degree
7 64 (5.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (3.93%) CCIE
9 35 (2.75%) DV Cleared
10 34 (2.68%) CISSP
11 33 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
12 32 (2.52%) MCSE
13 27 (2.12%) CCDP
14 26 (2.05%) MCP
15 19 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (1.26%) CCIP
16 16 (1.26%) JNCIA
17 15 (1.18%) CEH
17 15 (1.18%) MCSA
18 14 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 64 (5.04%) SLA
2 27 (2.12%) QA
3 25 (1.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (1.81%) WCAG
5 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
7 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 6 (0.47%) PCI DSS
8 5 (0.39%) COBIT
9 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
9 4 (0.31%) NCSC
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
10 3 (0.24%) GDPR
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
11 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
12 1 (0.079%) JSP 440
12 1 (0.079%) PMO
System Software
1 355 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 161 (12.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 71 (5.59%) Docker
5 43 (3.38%) vSphere
6 36 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
7 32 (2.52%) Xen
8 28 (2.20%) XenApp
9 23 (1.81%) XenDesktop
10 20 (1.57%) VMware ESXi
11 17 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
12 12 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 9 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (0.71%) NFS
14 8 (0.63%) Firmware
15 6 (0.47%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.47%) Samba
16 5 (0.39%) SRDF
16 5 (0.39%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 133 (10.46%) Puppet
2 96 (7.55%) SCCM
3 79 (6.22%) Ansible
4 75 (5.90%) Opscode Chef
5 62 (4.88%) Terraform
6 52 (4.09%) Kubernetes
7 44 (3.46%) Kibana
8 40 (3.15%) Grafana
9 30 (2.36%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (2.36%) Salt
10 27 (2.12%) FortiGate
10 27 (2.12%) Single Sign-On
11 25 (1.97%) Norton AntiVirus
12 17 (1.34%) Nagios
12 17 (1.34%) WSUS
13 15 (1.18%) SCOM
13 15 (1.18%) vCenter Server
14 13 (1.02%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (0.79%) NetBackup
16 9 (0.71%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 416 (32.73%) Microsoft
2 322 (25.33%) Cisco
3 228 (17.94%) VMware
4 100 (7.87%) Juniper
5 96 (7.55%) Google
6 86 (6.77%) Citrix
7 78 (6.14%) Oracle
8 67 (5.27%) Palo Alto
9 60 (4.72%) F5
10 57 (4.48%) CheckPoint
11 46 (3.62%) Fortinet
12 44 (3.46%) Dell
12 44 (3.46%) Red Hat
12 44 (3.46%) SolarWinds
13 42 (3.30%) HP
14 40 (3.15%) McAfee
15 35 (2.75%) EMC
16 31 (2.44%) Symantec
17 29 (2.28%) NetApp
18 28 (2.20%) Adobe