Period
to 21 June 2018

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 June 2018 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 154 138
Rank change year-on-year -47 -16 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,366 1,541 1,935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.37% 1.69% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.28% 12.16% 11.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1,027 1,193
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +7.79% +7.69%
10th Percentile £193 £155 £185
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 133 110
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £24.86 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.62% +24.30% +11.23%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.32 £10.48
90th Percentile £49.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £22.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -23.60% +3.49% +22.86%

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 13,292 12,669 16,225
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.90% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,171 7,686 9,745
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £219
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 749 751
UK median hourly rate £19.09 £20.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.55% -23.81% +22.09%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.80 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -29.09% +22.22%

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018.

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 June 2018. 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 -49 1,248 £438 +2.94% 549
UK excluding London -41 730 £375 -6.25% 367
London -28 611 £500 +17.10% 207
South East -26 235 £425 - 74
North of England -55 134 £431 +14.24% 89
Midlands -17 117 £300 -28.57% 51
East of England -23 99 £363 -23.68% 73
North West -19 77 £400 +5.96% 53
East Midlands +4 66 £300 -29.41% 20
Wales +17 55 £325 -18.75% 12
South West -4 52 £300 -23.08% 55
West Midlands -32 51 £295 -32.57% 31
Yorkshire -9 46 £438 -2.78% 32
Scotland -61 36 £350 -12.50% 11
North East -24 14 £625 +93.80% 4
Northern Ireland 0 3 £143 -59.14% 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 2018, 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.

1 608 (44.51%) DNS
2 591 (43.27%) Linux
3 575 (42.09%) Windows
4 461 (33.75%) Firewall
5 356 (26.06%) Active Directory
6 355 (25.99%) Microsoft
7 335 (24.52%) DHCP
8 324 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
9 309 (22.62%) HTTP
10 306 (22.40%) Cisco
11 290 (21.23%) SSL
12 276 (20.20%) Java
13 274 (20.06%) DevOps
14 273 (19.99%) Git (software)
15 259 (18.96%) Windows Server
16 256 (18.74%) Jenkins
17 252 (18.45%) Configuration Management
17 252 (18.45%) VMware
18 243 (17.79%) Python
19 240 (17.57%) Puppet
20 237 (17.35%) Security Cleared
21 234 (17.13%) Unix
22 233 (17.06%) WAN
23 231 (16.91%) LAN
24 220 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
25 213 (15.59%) Docker
26 208 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
27 203 (14.86%) ITIL
28 201 (14.71%) Open Source
29 196 (14.35%) SC Cleared

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
1 126 (9.22%) Apache
2 123 (9.00%) nginx
3 100 (7.32%) MS Exchange
4 95 (6.95%) IIS
5 71 (5.20%) Tomcat
6 42 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
6 42 (3.07%) SharePoint
7 33 (2.42%) Confluence
7 33 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 28 (2.05%) Skype for Business
9 27 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
10 25 (1.83%) WebSphere
11 20 (1.46%) JBoss
12 19 (1.39%) Apache Spark
12 19 (1.39%) Jetty
13 17 (1.24%) Mongrel
14 15 (1.10%) OpenStack
15 12 (0.88%) WebLogic
16 10 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 10 (0.73%) GemFire
Applications
1 118 (8.64%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 14 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 10 (0.73%) RMDS
2 6 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.22%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.22%) Eikon
3 3 (0.22%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.073%) Distributed Ledger
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.073%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
4 1 (0.073%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 220 (16.11%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (10.69%) Office 365
3 111 (8.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (2.71%) PaaS
5 34 (2.49%) Amazon EC2
5 34 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
6 32 (2.34%) SaaS
7 31 (2.27%) Heroku
8 29 (2.12%) GitHub
9 28 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
10 24 (1.76%) IaaS
11 16 (1.17%) Google App Engine
12 15 (1.10%) Google Analytics
13 13 (0.95%) G Suite
14 12 (0.88%) Akamai
14 12 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
15 11 (0.81%) OpenShift
16 10 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
17 9 (0.66%) Route 53
17 9 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 608 (44.51%) DNS
2 461 (33.75%) Firewall
3 335 (24.52%) DHCP
4 309 (22.62%) HTTP
5 290 (21.23%) SSL
6 233 (17.06%) WAN
7 231 (16.91%) LAN
8 196 (14.35%) VPN
9 132 (9.66%) FTP
10 123 (9.00%) BGP
11 116 (8.49%) IPsec
11 116 (8.49%) OSPF
12 113 (8.27%) Wireless
13 102 (7.47%) Internet
14 98 (7.17%) SAN
15 97 (7.10%) Network Security
16 94 (6.88%) MPLS
17 82 (6.00%) VoIP
18 70 (5.12%) VLAN
19 66 (4.83%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 189 (13.84%) MongoDB
2 160 (11.71%) MySQL
3 135 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
4 113 (8.27%) SQL Server
5 104 (7.61%) NoSQL
6 79 (5.78%) Relational Database
7 51 (3.73%) RDBMS
8 34 (2.49%) Apache Cassandra
9 24 (1.76%) Redis
10 21 (1.54%) Amazon RDS
10 21 (1.54%) Big Data
11 20 (1.46%) Hadoop
12 17 (1.24%) Oracle Database
13 10 (0.73%) SQL Server 2012
14 8 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
16 6 (0.44%) Apache Hive
16 6 (0.44%) DB2
16 6 (0.44%) Flink
16 6 (0.44%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 273 (19.99%) Git (software)
2 256 (18.74%) Jenkins
3 81 (5.93%) Artifactory
4 50 (3.66%) Travis CI
5 49 (3.59%) JIRA
6 46 (3.37%) Gradle
7 45 (3.29%) Subversion
8 43 (3.15%) JUnit
9 41 (3.00%) Mockito
10 40 (2.93%) Sonatype Nexus
11 39 (2.86%) Cucumber
12 34 (2.49%) Gatling
13 33 (2.42%) Eclipse
14 32 (2.34%) gulp
15 30 (2.20%) GitLab
15 30 (2.20%) Selenium
16 29 (2.12%) Maven
17 27 (1.98%) Vagrant
18 26 (1.90%) Ant
19 23 (1.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 177 (12.96%) Finance
2 69 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 54 (3.95%) Banking
4 31 (2.27%) Retail
5 26 (1.90%) Investment Banking
6 24 (1.76%) Electronics
6 24 (1.76%) Marketing
7 20 (1.46%) Manufacturing
8 18 (1.32%) Back Office
9 15 (1.10%) Military
10 12 (0.88%) Aerospace
11 11 (0.81%) Advertising
12 9 (0.66%) Automotive
13 8 (0.59%) Front Office
13 8 (0.59%) Law
14 6 (0.44%) Financial Institution
15 5 (0.37%) French Language
15 5 (0.37%) Games
15 5 (0.37%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 180 (13.18%) DevOps Engineer
2 165 (12.08%) Developer
3 159 (11.64%) Network Engineer
4 148 (10.83%) Analyst
5 125 (9.15%) Support Engineer
6 76 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 73 (5.34%) Java Developer
8 64 (4.69%) Architect
9 54 (3.95%) Consultant
10 53 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
10 53 (3.88%) Linux Engineer
11 52 (3.81%) IT Support
12 51 (3.73%) Administrator
12 51 (3.73%) Support Analyst
13 50 (3.66%) Security Engineer
14 47 (3.44%) 2nd Line Support
15 46 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
15 46 (3.37%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 41 (3.00%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 37 (2.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (7.83%) Web Services
2 86 (6.30%) REST
3 80 (5.86%) Spring
4 76 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
5 57 (4.17%) HTML
5 57 (4.17%) SOAP
6 56 (4.10%) LEMP Stack
7 52 (3.81%) .NET
8 49 (3.59%) CSS
9 48 (3.51%) Guice
9 48 (3.51%) RabbitMQ
10 47 (3.44%) XML
11 44 (3.22%) LDAP
12 43 (3.15%) J2EE
13 41 (3.00%) AngularJS
13 41 (3.00%) Node.js
14 40 (2.93%) Dropwizard
15 38 (2.78%) HTML5
16 37 (2.71%) Middleware
17 36 (2.64%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 111 (8.13%) Data Centre
2 107 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 57 (4.17%) Computer Science
4 50 (3.66%) Linux Command Line
5 43 (3.15%) Self-Motivation
6 41 (3.00%) Management Information System
7 39 (2.86%) PKI
8 37 (2.71%) Clustering
9 34 (2.49%) Public Cloud
10 25 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
11 24 (1.76%) Replication
12 20 (1.46%) Algorithms
13 17 (1.24%) Data Structures
14 15 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
14 15 (1.10%) Video on Demand
15 14 (1.02%) MPEG
16 13 (0.95%) Derivative
17 11 (0.81%) iPad
17 11 (0.81%) iPhone
17 11 (0.81%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 591 (43.27%) Linux
2 575 (42.09%) Windows
3 259 (18.96%) Windows Server
4 234 (17.13%) Unix
5 127 (9.30%) Windows 7
6 105 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 100 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 93 (6.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 72 (5.27%) Windows 10
10 47 (3.44%) Ubuntu
11 45 (3.29%) CentOS
12 33 (2.42%) Mac OS X
13 30 (2.20%) Solaris
14 25 (1.83%) Windows 8
14 25 (1.83%) Windows XP
15 23 (1.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 18 (1.32%) Android
16 18 (1.32%) Apple iOS
17 14 (1.02%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.73%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 324 (23.72%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (20.06%) DevOps
3 252 (18.45%) Configuration Management
4 208 (15.23%) Continuous Integration
5 203 (14.86%) ITIL
6 201 (14.71%) Open Source
7 167 (12.23%) Problem-Solving
8 141 (10.32%) Microservices
9 135 (9.88%) Load Balancing
10 133 (9.74%) Test Automation
11 108 (7.91%) TDD
12 106 (7.76%) Software Engineering
13 89 (6.52%) Scrum
14 88 (6.44%) Migration
15 71 (5.20%) Change Management
16 65 (4.76%) Project Management
17 59 (4.32%) Problem Management
18 58 (4.25%) OO
19 55 (4.03%) Incident Management
20 54 (3.95%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 276 (20.20%) Java
2 243 (17.79%) Python
3 169 (12.37%) Ruby
4 159 (11.64%) SQL
5 155 (11.35%) Bash Shell
6 145 (10.61%) Perl
7 96 (7.03%) PowerShell
8 83 (6.08%) JavaScript
9 61 (4.47%) C#
10 58 (4.25%) Java 8
11 56 (4.10%) Groovy
12 54 (3.95%) C++
13 47 (3.44%) C
14 46 (3.37%) Shell Script
15 43 (3.15%) Scala
16 32 (2.34%) Go
17 28 (2.05%) ES6
18 25 (1.83%) PHP
19 21 (1.54%) Haskell
20 20 (1.46%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 237 (17.35%) Security Cleared
2 196 (14.35%) SC Cleared
3 157 (11.49%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (7.61%) Degree
5 103 (7.54%) CCNP
6 92 (6.73%) CCNA
7 78 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
8 44 (3.22%) MCSE
9 39 (2.86%) CISSP
9 39 (2.86%) MCSA
10 31 (2.27%) DV Cleared
11 24 (1.76%) CCIE
12 22 (1.61%) MCP
13 18 (1.32%) CISM
14 17 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
15 15 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
15 15 (1.10%) ISTQB
16 14 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
17 13 (0.95%) A+ Certification
17 13 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (2.71%) SLA
2 30 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (2.05%) PCI DSS
4 25 (1.83%) QA
5 10 (0.73%) GDPR
6 7 (0.51%) COBIT
6 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.51%) PMO
6 7 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 5 (0.37%) RMADS
8 5 (0.37%) TickIT
9 4 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
10 3 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
11 2 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 1 (0.073%) DO-178B
12 1 (0.073%) GCP
12 1 (0.073%) GMP
12 1 (0.073%) HIPAA
12 1 (0.073%) IEC 61508
System Software
1 356 (26.06%) Active Directory
2 213 (15.59%) Docker
3 180 (13.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 71 (5.20%) Hyper-V
5 59 (4.32%) Virtual Machines
6 57 (4.17%) vSphere
7 49 (3.59%) XenApp
8 46 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (1.46%) NFS
10 19 (1.39%) Xen
11 17 (1.24%) Terminal Services
12 14 (1.02%) XenDesktop
13 13 (0.95%) XenServer
14 12 (0.88%) LXC
15 11 (0.81%) etcd
15 11 (0.81%) flannel
16 10 (0.73%) vCloud
16 10 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
17 9 (0.66%) KVM
17 9 (0.66%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 240 (17.57%) Puppet
2 148 (10.83%) Ansible
3 119 (8.71%) Opscode Chef
4 111 (8.13%) Kubernetes
5 109 (7.98%) SCCM
6 79 (5.78%) Terraform
7 54 (3.95%) HAProxy
8 51 (3.73%) Grafana
9 46 (3.37%) Kibana
10 43 (3.15%) logstash
11 30 (2.20%) SCOM
12 29 (2.12%) Salt
13 24 (1.76%) Docker Swarm
13 24 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
13 24 (1.76%) Prometheus
14 23 (1.68%) WSUS
15 21 (1.54%) Backup Exec
16 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
16 18 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
16 18 (1.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 355 (25.99%) Microsoft
2 306 (22.40%) Cisco
3 252 (18.45%) VMware
4 130 (9.52%) Citrix
5 100 (7.32%) Oracle
6 99 (7.25%) HP
7 80 (5.86%) CheckPoint
8 71 (5.20%) F5
9 61 (4.47%) Juniper
10 59 (4.32%) Google
10 59 (4.32%) Red Hat
11 48 (3.51%) SolarWinds
12 47 (3.44%) Palo Alto
13 45 (3.29%) Symantec
14 35 (2.56%) Dell
15 34 (2.49%) IBM
16 33 (2.42%) Apple
17 32 (2.34%) ServiceNow
18 30 (2.20%) NetApp
19 29 (2.12%) Veritas