Period
to 24 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 189 205 194
Rank change year-on-year +16 -11 -37
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 642 1,276 1,431
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.33% 1.39% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.86% 11.07% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 391 824 899
Median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +3.03%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £194
90th Percentile £638 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 73 88
Median hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +20.59% -39.82%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.79 £10.68
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £19.65 £16.00
% change year-on-year -2.01% +22.78% -31.11%

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 6,514 11,526 13,495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 12.57% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,766 7,128 8,345
Median daily rate £425 £429 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.93% +1.06% +3.03%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £203
90th Percentile £620 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 544 742
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +2.64% -4.95%
10th Percentile £13.75 £12.00 £11.89
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.24
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.06% -3.30%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 17 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 May 2020. 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 -5 553 £450 - 174
UK excluding London +31 420 £425 - 132
London -13 200 £475 -5.00% 53
North of England +16 107 £400 -20.00% 37
South East +10 107 £400 - 24
East of England +38 71 £450 +31.39% 22
Yorkshire +47 55 £325 -35.03% 11
Scotland +57 53 £465 +24.00% 7
North West -10 46 £413 -17.50% 25
South West +16 34 £338 -3.57% 14
Midlands +19 29 £210 -50.00% 23
Work from Home +5 20 £468 +3.89% 12
East Midlands +32 17 £425 +18.06% 12
Wales +1 17 £400 - 4
West Midlands +25 12 £210 -56.92% 11
North East +25 6 £463 +25.42% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £140 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 May 2020, 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.

1 284 (44.24%) Windows
2 226 (35.20%) DNS
3 224 (34.89%) Linux
4 186 (28.97%) Microsoft
5 179 (27.88%) Firewall
6 175 (27.26%) Active Directory
7 161 (25.08%) DHCP
8 160 (24.92%) HTTP
9 154 (23.99%) WAN
10 153 (23.83%) LAN
11 145 (22.59%) Cisco
12 136 (21.18%) VPN
13 121 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
13 121 (18.85%) Security Cleared
14 110 (17.13%) Python
15 109 (16.98%) VMware
16 107 (16.67%) ITIL
16 107 (16.67%) AWS
17 106 (16.51%) Azure
18 105 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
19 102 (15.89%) Git (software)
20 100 (15.58%) SC Cleared
21 95 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
22 91 (14.17%) BGP
22 91 (14.17%) Java
23 87 (13.55%) OSPF
24 86 (13.40%) Windows Server
25 85 (13.24%) Ethernet
25 85 (13.24%) DevOps
26 83 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure

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 34 (5.30%) Apache
1 34 (5.30%) MS Exchange
2 26 (4.05%) Tomcat
3 23 (3.58%) IIS
4 20 (3.12%) Elasticsearch
5 13 (2.02%) Confluence
5 13 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (1.87%) nginx
6 12 (1.87%) Skype for Business
7 10 (1.56%) JBoss
7 10 (1.56%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.56%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.40%) Jetty
9 7 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
11 5 (0.78%) Mongrel
11 5 (0.78%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (0.47%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 54 (8.41%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (1.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.40%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) assyst
2 3 (0.47%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.47%) Eikon
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.16%) Line 500
4 1 (0.16%) Maximo
4 1 (0.16%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 107 (16.67%) AWS
2 106 (16.51%) Azure
3 71 (11.06%) Office 365
4 38 (5.92%) GCP
5 28 (4.36%) PaaS
6 21 (3.27%) GitHub
7 20 (3.12%) IaaS
8 19 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (2.80%) Azure Active Directory
10 17 (2.65%) SaaS
11 13 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
12 12 (1.87%) Route 53
13 10 (1.56%) Amazon SQS
14 9 (1.40%) Amazon EKS
14 9 (1.40%) Serverless
15 8 (1.25%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.25%) OpenShift
15 8 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 6 (0.93%) Google Analytics
16 6 (0.93%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 226 (35.20%) DNS
2 179 (27.88%) Firewall
3 161 (25.08%) DHCP
4 160 (24.92%) HTTP
5 154 (23.99%) WAN
6 153 (23.83%) LAN
7 136 (21.18%) VPN
8 91 (14.17%) BGP
9 87 (13.55%) OSPF
10 85 (13.24%) Ethernet
11 81 (12.62%) Internet
12 71 (11.06%) MPLS
12 71 (11.06%) SSL
13 64 (9.97%) Wireless
14 63 (9.81%) Wireshark
15 55 (8.57%) IPv6
15 55 (8.57%) Wi-Fi
16 51 (7.94%) Network Security
17 50 (7.79%) IPv4
18 44 (6.85%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.30%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.80%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (2.49%) Relational Database
4 14 (2.18%) MongoDB
5 11 (1.71%) NoSQL
6 10 (1.56%) MySQL
7 9 (1.40%) Redis
8 7 (1.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 7 (1.09%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (0.93%) Cosmos DB
10 5 (0.78%) Apache Cassandra
10 5 (0.78%) Big Data
10 5 (0.78%) DB2
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 3 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
12 3 (0.47%) Blockchain
12 3 (0.47%) Power BI
12 3 (0.47%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.31%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 102 (15.89%) Git (software)
2 79 (12.31%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.98%) Visual Studio
4 30 (4.67%) Eclipse
5 29 (4.52%) NetBeans
6 22 (3.43%) CircleCI
6 22 (3.43%) JIRA
7 19 (2.96%) JUnit
8 14 (2.18%) GitLab
8 14 (2.18%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.87%) Gatling
9 12 (1.87%) Selenium
9 12 (1.87%) Subversion
10 11 (1.71%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.56%) Gradle
12 9 (1.40%) Maven
13 8 (1.25%) Rational DOORS
14 6 (0.93%) Mockito
14 6 (0.93%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 5 (0.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 75 (11.68%) Finance
2 45 (7.01%) Public Sector
3 41 (6.39%) Telecoms
4 31 (4.83%) Military
5 29 (4.52%) Aerospace
6 20 (3.12%) Banking
7 16 (2.49%) Front Office
8 11 (1.71%) French Language
9 10 (1.56%) Law
9 10 (1.56%) Legal
10 9 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 8 (1.25%) German Language
12 6 (0.93%) Back Office
13 5 (0.78%) Automotive
13 5 (0.78%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.62%) Games
14 4 (0.62%) Retail
15 3 (0.47%) Local Government
15 3 (0.47%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.31%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 115 (17.91%) Network Engineer
2 71 (11.06%) Analyst
3 70 (10.90%) Developer
4 39 (6.07%) Support Engineer
5 35 (5.45%) DevOps Engineer
6 33 (5.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 27 (4.21%) C Developer
8 25 (3.89%) Linux Developer
9 24 (3.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 21 (3.27%) 2nd Line Support
10 21 (3.27%) Architect
10 21 (3.27%) Security Analyst
10 21 (3.27%) Support Analyst
11 20 (3.12%) Cloud Engineer
11 20 (3.12%) Desktop Support
11 20 (3.12%) IT Support
12 19 (2.96%) Cisco Engineer
12 19 (2.96%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 19 (2.96%) Java Developer
13 17 (2.65%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (8.88%) .NET
2 52 (8.10%) Web Services
3 45 (7.01%) Node.js
4 29 (4.52%) POSIX
4 29 (4.52%) Qt
5 28 (4.36%) Yocto
6 26 (4.05%) ActiveX
6 26 (4.05%) DirectX
6 26 (4.05%) MFC
6 26 (4.05%) OpenGL
7 25 (3.89%) 802.1X
7 25 (3.89%) REST
8 22 (3.43%) LDAP
9 20 (3.12%) Middleware
9 20 (3.12%) Spring
10 16 (2.49%) SOAP
11 15 (2.34%) JSON
12 14 (2.18%) AngularJS
12 14 (2.18%) XML
13 13 (2.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 66 (10.28%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (7.79%) Data Centre
3 33 (5.14%) Self-Motivation
4 32 (4.98%) Device Driver
5 22 (3.43%) Management Information System
6 21 (3.27%) PKI
7 19 (2.96%) Clustering
8 15 (2.34%) Cyberthreat
9 11 (1.71%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.71%) Security Operations Centre
10 10 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
10 10 (1.56%) Virtual Team
11 9 (1.40%) Public Cloud
11 9 (1.40%) Replication
12 7 (1.09%) Cyber Defence
12 7 (1.09%) Tandem
12 7 (1.09%) User Experience
13 6 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (0.93%) iPad
13 6 (0.93%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 284 (44.24%) Windows
2 224 (34.89%) Linux
3 86 (13.40%) Windows Server
4 70 (10.90%) Windows 10
5 59 (9.19%) Unix
6 52 (8.10%) Windows 7
7 38 (5.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 27 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 26 (4.05%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (2.49%) Android
12 13 (2.02%) Windows Server 2003
13 12 (1.87%) Solaris
14 11 (1.71%) Mac OS
14 11 (1.71%) VMS
15 10 (1.56%) Apple iOS
15 10 (1.56%) Windows XP
16 9 (1.40%) Windows 8
16 9 (1.40%) Windows Server 2019
17 8 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (18.85%) Agile Software Development
2 107 (16.67%) ITIL
3 95 (14.80%) Problem-Solving
4 85 (13.24%) DevOps
5 79 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
6 61 (9.50%) Software Engineering
7 60 (9.35%) Configuration Management
8 56 (8.72%) Scrum
9 55 (8.57%) Open Source
10 50 (7.79%) Test Automation
11 47 (7.32%) Migration
12 43 (6.70%) Load Balancing
13 39 (6.07%) Change Management
13 39 (6.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 36 (5.61%) Continuous Delivery
15 35 (5.45%) Microservices
15 35 (5.45%) Network Design
15 35 (5.45%) Network Management
16 33 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
17 32 (4.98%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 110 (17.13%) Python
2 91 (14.17%) Java
3 83 (12.93%) JavaScript
4 58 (9.03%) C
4 58 (9.03%) SQL
5 56 (8.72%) PowerShell
6 53 (8.26%) C#
7 47 (7.32%) Perl
8 45 (7.01%) C++
9 43 (6.70%) Bash Shell
10 26 (4.05%) GLSL
10 26 (4.05%) HLSL
11 17 (2.65%) Ruby
12 16 (2.49%) Embedded C
13 14 (2.18%) Go
13 14 (2.18%) Shell Script
14 10 (1.56%) PHP
14 10 (1.56%) TypeScript
15 9 (1.40%) Java 8
15 9 (1.40%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 121 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 105 (16.36%) Cisco Certification
3 100 (15.58%) SC Cleared
4 78 (12.15%) CCNA
5 72 (11.21%) CCNP
6 56 (8.72%) Degree
7 27 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
8 23 (3.58%) Microsoft Certification
9 20 (3.12%) BC Cleared
10 19 (2.96%) CISSP
11 17 (2.65%) DV Cleared
12 16 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (2.49%) JNCIP
13 15 (2.34%) CCDP
13 15 (2.34%) JNCIA
14 14 (2.18%) JNCIS
15 13 (2.02%) CCIP
15 13 (2.02%) CEH
16 11 (1.71%) MCSE
17 10 (1.56%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.58%) SLA
2 19 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (2.65%) PCI DSS
3 17 (2.65%) QA
4 8 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 7 (1.09%) NIST
6 6 (0.93%) GDPR
7 5 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 5 (0.78%) WCAG
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) MiFID
8 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 175 (27.26%) Active Directory
2 83 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (8.10%) Docker
4 38 (5.92%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.96%) XenApp
7 18 (2.80%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.80%) vSphere
8 10 (1.56%) XenDesktop
9 9 (1.40%) NFS
9 9 (1.40%) Samba
10 6 (0.93%) VMware NSX
11 5 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (0.78%) Firmware
11 5 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (0.78%) Xen
12 4 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.62%) ProxySG
12 4 (0.62%) Snort
13 3 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 63 (9.81%) Ansible
2 61 (9.50%) Terraform
3 59 (9.19%) Puppet
4 57 (8.88%) Kubernetes
5 49 (7.63%) Opscode Chef
6 39 (6.07%) SCCM
7 25 (3.89%) Salt
8 16 (2.49%) FortiGate
9 13 (2.02%) Microsoft Clustering
10 12 (1.87%) Prometheus
11 10 (1.56%) Cisco Prime
11 10 (1.56%) Failover Clustering
11 10 (1.56%) Nagios
11 10 (1.56%) SCOM
11 10 (1.56%) ZABBIX
12 9 (1.40%) Cacti
12 9 (1.40%) Grafana
12 9 (1.40%) Kibana
12 9 (1.40%) Statseeker
12 9 (1.40%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 186 (28.97%) Microsoft
2 145 (22.59%) Cisco
3 109 (16.98%) VMware
4 63 (9.81%) Juniper
5 51 (7.94%) Citrix
6 44 (6.85%) Google
7 30 (4.67%) Oracle
8 28 (4.36%) F5
8 28 (4.36%) Palo Alto
9 26 (4.05%) Dell
9 26 (4.05%) HP
9 26 (4.05%) Red Hat
10 22 (3.43%) CheckPoint
11 19 (2.96%) SolarWinds
12 18 (2.80%) ServiceNow
13 17 (2.65%) Fortinet
14 14 (2.18%) Splunk
15 12 (1.87%) EMC
16 11 (1.71%) Symantec
17 10 (1.56%) Alcatel-Lucent