Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 141 136
Rank change year-on-year -19 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1553 1938 1991
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.62% 1.79% 1.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.79% 11.37% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1048 1195 1245
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +10.56% +1.43%
10th Percentile £150 £190 £180
90th Percentile £588 £567 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 107 168
UK median hourly rate £25.18 £21.00 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.90% +20.59% +3.41%
10th Percentile £10.95 £10.25 £10.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.32 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -32.44% +107.73% +5.03%

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 13170 17048 16301
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.75% 15.72% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7887 10347 9178
UK median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 822 972
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.25 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +22.87% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.02
90th Percentile £49.19 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £20.55
% change year-on-year -32.08% +28.95% +6.75%

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -17 1391 £425 +6.25% 306
UK excluding London -23 849 £375 +7.14% 215
London -19 646 £438 -2.78% 107
South East -14 288 £400 +11.11% 58
North of England -31 152 £363 +9.85% 49
Midlands +83 138 £350 +7.69% 36
East of England +14 108 £500 +42.86% 26
North West +9 72 £369 +1.03% 26
East Midlands +36 69 £325 -7.14% 13
West Midlands +51 67 £410 +26.15% 23
South West -43 66 £370 +5.71% 30
Scotland -19 64 £370 +13.85% 15
North East -7 48 £330 +3.13%
Yorkshire -15 32 £475 - 23
Northern Ireland -29 22 £350 - 1
Wales -25 21 £310 -24.62%

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 679 (43.72%) Linux
2 631 (40.63%) Windows
3 532 (34.26%) DNS
4 494 (31.81%) Firewall
5 386 (24.86%) Cisco
6 368 (23.70%) Unix
7 351 (22.60%) Active Directory
8 339 (21.83%) VMware
9 324 (20.86%) Microsoft
10 322 (20.73%) DHCP
11 319 (20.54%) HTTP
12 309 (19.90%) WAN
13 307 (19.77%) LAN
14 294 (18.93%) SSL
15 278 (17.90%) Python
16 272 (17.51%) Security Cleared
17 254 (16.36%) Java
17 254 (16.36%) Puppet
18 245 (15.78%) DevOps
19 242 (15.58%) ITIL
20 239 (15.39%) Configuration Management
21 232 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
22 231 (14.87%) VPN
23 224 (14.42%) Windows Server
24 222 (14.29%) Oracle
25 219 (14.10%) Finance
26 215 (13.84%) Perl
27 213 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
28 206 (13.26%) SQL
29 201 (12.94%) Amazon AWS

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
1 188 (12.11%) Apache
2 123 (7.92%) JBoss
3 121 (7.79%) Tomcat
4 104 (6.70%) MS Exchange
5 79 (5.09%) IIS
6 74 (4.76%) WebLogic
7 66 (4.25%) nginx
8 57 (3.67%) SharePoint
9 45 (2.90%) Oracle Application Server
10 43 (2.77%) iPlanet
10 43 (2.77%) OpenStack
11 37 (2.38%) WebSphere
12 26 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 22 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
15 20 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
16 18 (1.16%) Skype for Business
17 17 (1.09%) IBM Notes
18 16 (1.03%) Jetty
18 16 (1.03%) MQSeries
Applications
1 154 (9.92%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (2.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.42%) MS Visio
4 17 (1.09%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 14 (0.90%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.26%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
7 3 (0.19%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 19 (1.22%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 10 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
3 9 (0.58%) RMDS
4 8 (0.52%) Eikon
5 6 (0.39%) ION MarketView
6 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.064%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.064%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.064%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.064%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 201 (12.94%) Amazon AWS
2 83 (5.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 82 (5.28%) Office 365
4 47 (3.03%) IaaS
5 33 (2.12%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (2.12%) SaaS
6 30 (1.93%) PaaS
7 25 (1.61%) GitHub
8 24 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (1.03%) Google App Engine
9 16 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
10 14 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (0.77%) Amazon S3
11 12 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
12 11 (0.71%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (0.58%) G Suite
13 9 (0.58%) Google Analytics
14 8 (0.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.52%) Route 53
15 7 (0.45%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 532 (34.26%) DNS
2 494 (31.81%) Firewall
3 322 (20.73%) DHCP
4 319 (20.54%) HTTP
5 309 (19.90%) WAN
6 307 (19.77%) LAN
7 294 (18.93%) SSL
8 231 (14.87%) VPN
9 167 (10.75%) Wireless
10 151 (9.72%) Network Security
11 131 (8.44%) BGP
12 126 (8.11%) MPLS
13 106 (6.83%) VLAN
14 105 (6.76%) Ethernet
15 99 (6.37%) Internet
16 94 (6.05%) IPsec
17 93 (5.99%) OSPF
18 89 (5.73%) SAN
19 88 (5.67%) VoIP
20 83 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (7.66%) SQL Server
2 112 (7.21%) PostgreSQL
3 103 (6.63%) MongoDB
4 92 (5.92%) MySQL
4 92 (5.92%) Relational Database
5 31 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 30 (1.93%) NoSQL
7 21 (1.35%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.22%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (1.16%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
10 15 (0.97%) Oracle Reports
11 14 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 13 (0.84%) Redis
13 10 (0.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.58%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.58%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 7 (0.45%) Big Data
16 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 166 (10.69%) Git (software)
2 156 (10.05%) Jenkins
3 72 (4.64%) Subversion
4 38 (2.45%) JIRA
4 38 (2.45%) Sonatype Nexus
5 36 (2.32%) Artifactory
6 33 (2.12%) Maven
7 30 (1.93%) Eclipse
8 25 (1.61%) Visual Studio
9 17 (1.09%) Selenium
10 16 (1.03%) Travis CI
11 15 (0.97%) Ant
11 15 (0.97%) IntelliJ
12 14 (0.90%) JUnit
13 12 (0.77%) Cucumber
14 11 (0.71%) Gradle
15 10 (0.64%) Vagrant
16 9 (0.58%) Grunt
16 9 (0.58%) Karma Test Runner
16 9 (0.58%) Sublime Text
General
1 219 (14.10%) Finance
2 111 (7.15%) Telecoms
3 74 (4.76%) Banking
4 42 (2.70%) Manufacturing
5 29 (1.87%) Electronics
5 29 (1.87%) Retail
6 27 (1.74%) Legal
7 26 (1.67%) Investment Banking
7 26 (1.67%) Marketing
8 18 (1.16%) Front Office
9 16 (1.03%) Law
10 14 (0.90%) Financial Institution
11 13 (0.84%) Back Office
12 11 (0.71%) Billing
13 7 (0.45%) Local Government
13 7 (0.45%) Military
13 7 (0.45%) Publishing
14 6 (0.39%) Automotive
14 6 (0.39%) Games
14 6 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 211 (13.59%) Analyst
2 173 (11.14%) Network Engineer
3 138 (8.89%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (8.56%) Developer
5 128 (8.24%) Support Engineer
6 90 (5.80%) Architect
7 76 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
8 72 (4.64%) Consultant
8 72 (4.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 70 (4.51%) Administrator
10 67 (4.31%) Desktop Support
11 63 (4.06%) Support Analyst
12 46 (2.96%) IT Support
12 46 (2.96%) Security Engineer
13 45 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
14 44 (2.83%) Security Analyst
14 44 (2.83%) Unix Engineer
15 38 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
16 37 (2.38%) 2nd Line Support
16 37 (2.38%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (6.50%) J2EE
2 98 (6.31%) Web Services
3 83 (5.34%) Elastic Stack
3 83 (5.34%) XML
4 77 (4.96%) .NET
5 75 (4.83%) Middleware
6 67 (4.31%) SOAP
7 59 (3.80%) 802.1X
8 53 (3.41%) REST
9 47 (3.03%) Node.js
10 42 (2.70%) HTML
11 38 (2.45%) FIX Protocol
11 38 (2.45%) RESTful
12 36 (2.32%) CSS
12 36 (2.32%) JSON
13 35 (2.25%) Spring
14 33 (2.12%) LAPP Stack
15 30 (1.93%) RabbitMQ
16 28 (1.80%) Sensu
17 26 (1.67%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 155 (9.98%) Data Centre
2 117 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.47%) Clustering
4 70 (4.51%) Computer Science
5 62 (3.99%) Management Information System
6 55 (3.54%) PKI
7 39 (2.51%) Linux Command Line
8 36 (2.32%) Video Conferencing
9 35 (2.25%) Client/Server
10 28 (1.80%) Blackberry
11 23 (1.48%) Replication
12 21 (1.35%) iPad
12 21 (1.35%) PDA
13 20 (1.29%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.29%) Video on Demand
14 19 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 18 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
16 16 (1.03%) Device Driver
16 16 (1.03%) Fintech
16 16 (1.03%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 679 (43.72%) Linux
2 631 (40.63%) Windows
3 368 (23.70%) Unix
4 224 (14.42%) Windows Server
5 162 (10.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 161 (10.37%) Windows 7
7 105 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 103 (6.63%) Solaris
9 99 (6.37%) Windows Server 2012
10 76 (4.89%) Windows 10
11 66 (4.25%) AIX
12 60 (3.86%) SUSE
13 56 (3.61%) Windows Server 2003
14 52 (3.35%) CentOS
15 50 (3.22%) HPUX
16 47 (3.03%) Ubuntu
17 37 (2.38%) Windows 8
18 35 (2.25%) Mac OS X
19 31 (2.00%) Windows XP
20 28 (1.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (15.78%) DevOps
2 242 (15.58%) ITIL
3 239 (15.39%) Configuration Management
4 232 (14.94%) Agile Software Development
5 162 (10.43%) Load Balancing
6 161 (10.37%) Open Source
7 160 (10.30%) Continuous Integration
8 128 (8.24%) Migration
9 112 (7.21%) Software Engineering
10 111 (7.15%) High Availability
11 106 (6.83%) Test Automation
12 85 (5.47%) Network Design
13 80 (5.15%) Scrum
14 76 (4.89%) Information Security
15 71 (4.57%) Project Management
16 70 (4.51%) Kanban
17 66 (4.25%) Mentoring
18 65 (4.19%) Change Management
18 65 (4.19%) Microservices
18 65 (4.19%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 278 (17.90%) Python
2 254 (16.36%) Java
3 215 (13.84%) Perl
4 206 (13.26%) SQL
5 160 (10.30%) Bash Shell
6 136 (8.76%) Ruby
7 95 (6.12%) PowerShell
8 83 (5.34%) C
9 80 (5.15%) C#
10 74 (4.76%) C++
11 66 (4.25%) JavaScript
12 64 (4.12%) Shell Script
13 60 (3.86%) Korn
14 47 (3.03%) C-shell
15 41 (2.64%) Go
16 37 (2.38%) PHP
17 25 (1.61%) Scala
17 25 (1.61%) VBScript
18 18 (1.16%) Groovy
19 15 (0.97%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 272 (17.51%) Security Cleared
2 186 (11.98%) SC Cleared
3 170 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
4 110 (7.08%) Degree
5 107 (6.89%) CCNP
6 97 (6.25%) CCNA
7 89 (5.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (4.19%) CISSP
9 47 (3.03%) MCSE
10 44 (2.83%) DV Cleared
11 38 (2.45%) MCDST
12 34 (2.19%) SANS
13 33 (2.12%) CCIE
14 28 (1.80%) MCSA
15 25 (1.61%) MCP
16 24 (1.55%) GIAC
17 23 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
18 17 (1.09%) CREST Certified
18 17 (1.09%) GCIH
18 17 (1.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (1.61%) SLA
2 23 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 21 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 19 (1.22%) QA
5 13 (0.84%) MiFID
6 11 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
7 8 (0.52%) COBIT
8 6 (0.39%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.26%) AS 2805
9 4 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.26%) ISO 8583
10 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 3 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 2 (0.13%) GDPR
11 2 (0.13%) GMP
11 2 (0.13%) PMO
11 2 (0.13%) RMADS
12 1 (0.064%) HL7
12 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 351 (22.60%) Active Directory
2 213 (13.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 117 (7.53%) Docker
4 96 (6.18%) Hyper-V
5 43 (2.77%) Xen
6 40 (2.58%) vSphere
7 39 (2.51%) KVM
8 34 (2.19%) Virtual Machines
9 30 (1.93%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 30 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
10 29 (1.87%) XenApp
11 23 (1.48%) Samba
12 22 (1.42%) NFS
13 21 (1.35%) vCloud
14 15 (0.97%) iptables
15 14 (0.90%) Virtual Servers
16 13 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
17 11 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
18 10 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
19 8 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 254 (16.36%) Puppet
2 182 (11.72%) Ansible
3 152 (9.79%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (5.47%) SCCM
5 61 (3.93%) logstash
6 59 (3.80%) Kibana
7 48 (3.09%) Salt
8 45 (2.90%) Nagios
9 44 (2.83%) Kubernetes
10 32 (2.06%) Grafana
11 30 (1.93%) NetBackup
12 26 (1.67%) Terraform
13 25 (1.61%) FortiGate
14 23 (1.48%) SCOM
15 20 (1.29%) HAProxy
16 19 (1.22%) vCenter Server
17 18 (1.16%) Backup Exec
18 17 (1.09%) Nexpose
18 17 (1.09%) WSUS
19 16 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 386 (24.86%) Cisco
2 339 (21.83%) VMware
3 324 (20.86%) Microsoft
4 222 (14.29%) Oracle
5 146 (9.40%) Citrix
6 141 (9.08%) Red Hat
7 128 (8.24%) F5
8 125 (8.05%) Juniper
9 114 (7.34%) HP
10 79 (5.09%) CheckPoint
11 64 (4.12%) Apple
12 62 (3.99%) Palo Alto
13 58 (3.73%) Sun
14 53 (3.41%) SolarWinds
15 52 (3.35%) Dell
16 46 (2.96%) Google
17 43 (2.77%) McAfee
18 41 (2.64%) Splunk
19 40 (2.58%) Veritas
20 37 (2.38%) Fortinet