Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 146 131
Rank change year-on-year -11 -15 -10
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1671 1917 2044
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.67% 1.82% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.11% 11.56% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1100 1206 1292
UK median daily rate £400 £391 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.24% +4.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £153 £175 £180
90th Percentile £600 £571 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £350
% change year-on-year +0.69% +2.86% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 121 102 175
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £32.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.23% +84.29% -
10th Percentile £11.32 £10.99 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -35.72% +105.71% -

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 13803 16578 15882
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.78% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8385 10062 9111
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £577 £575 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 828 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £23.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.09% +17.50% -
10th Percentile £11.36 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -10 1500 £425 +6.25% 211
UK excluding London -19 909 £363 +0.69% 125
London -17 708 £450 +5.88% 94
South East +4 340 £400 +17.65% 27
North of England -57 141 £360 +2.86% 29
Midlands +59 131 £320 -16.07% 14
East of England -6 111 £500 +15.27% 26
East Midlands +48 73 £300 -17.24% 7
Scotland -7 71 £356 +8.78% 7
South West -36 71 £350 +2.94% 21
North West -16 60 £361 -15.00% 11
West Midlands +13 55 £450 +28.57% 7
North East -8 48 £344 +7.50% 3
Yorkshire -26 33 £463 -2.63% 15
Wales -14 28 £310 -25.30% 1
Northern Ireland -33 19 £325 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 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.

1 729 (43.63%) Windows
2 715 (42.79%) Linux
3 576 (34.47%) DNS
4 530 (31.72%) Firewall
5 419 (25.07%) Active Directory
6 394 (23.58%) Unix
7 388 (23.22%) Microsoft
8 378 (22.62%) Cisco
9 361 (21.60%) VMware
10 340 (20.35%) HTTP
11 336 (20.11%) DHCP
12 332 (19.87%) LAN
13 325 (19.45%) WAN
14 309 (18.49%) Python
15 297 (17.77%) SSL
16 294 (17.59%) Java
17 284 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
18 274 (16.40%) ITIL
19 270 (16.16%) Puppet
20 266 (15.92%) Windows Server
21 263 (15.74%) DevOps
22 251 (15.02%) Finance
23 247 (14.78%) Security Cleared
23 247 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
24 241 (14.42%) VPN
25 233 (13.94%) Configuration Management
26 232 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
27 221 (13.23%) Oracle
28 215 (12.87%) Apache
29 212 (12.69%) SQL

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
1 215 (12.87%) Apache
2 146 (8.74%) Tomcat
3 126 (7.54%) JBoss
4 112 (6.70%) MS Exchange
5 104 (6.22%) IIS
6 86 (5.15%) WebLogic
7 63 (3.77%) SharePoint
8 60 (3.59%) nginx
9 53 (3.17%) iPlanet
9 53 (3.17%) Oracle Application Server
10 51 (3.05%) OpenStack
11 39 (2.33%) Confluence
12 36 (2.15%) WebSphere
13 29 (1.74%) Skype for Business
14 28 (1.68%) Elasticsearch
14 28 (1.68%) Exchange Server 2007
15 25 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
16 24 (1.44%) IBM Notes
17 18 (1.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 16 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 196 (11.73%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 20 (1.20%) MS Visio
5 16 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.24%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.12%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.12%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.060%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.060%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 22 (1.32%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 19 (1.14%) RMDS
3 12 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
3 12 (0.72%) Eikon
4 7 (0.42%) ION MarketView
5 4 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
7 1 (0.060%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.060%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.060%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.060%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 247 (14.78%) Amazon AWS
2 117 (7.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 107 (6.40%) Office 365
4 63 (3.77%) IaaS
5 43 (2.57%) PaaS
5 43 (2.57%) SaaS
6 40 (2.39%) Amazon EC2
7 32 (1.92%) GitHub
8 22 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
8 22 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 21 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
10 18 (1.08%) AWS CloudFormation
11 17 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
11 17 (1.02%) Route 53
12 16 (0.96%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (0.90%) G Suite
13 15 (0.90%) Google App Engine
14 14 (0.84%) Slack
15 13 (0.78%) Trello
16 12 (0.72%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 576 (34.47%) DNS
2 530 (31.72%) Firewall
3 340 (20.35%) HTTP
4 336 (20.11%) DHCP
5 332 (19.87%) LAN
6 325 (19.45%) WAN
7 297 (17.77%) SSL
8 241 (14.42%) VPN
9 186 (11.13%) Network Security
10 163 (9.75%) Wireless
11 112 (6.70%) IPsec
12 111 (6.64%) SAN
13 109 (6.52%) VLAN
14 108 (6.46%) Internet
15 105 (6.28%) Ethernet
16 104 (6.22%) MPLS
17 101 (6.04%) BGP
18 94 (5.63%) VoIP
19 83 (4.97%) LDAP
20 76 (4.55%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (9.69%) SQL Server
2 107 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
3 101 (6.04%) MongoDB
4 92 (5.51%) MySQL
5 86 (5.15%) Relational Database
6 41 (2.45%) NoSQL
7 28 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
7 28 (1.68%) RDBMS
8 26 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
9 22 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
10 20 (1.20%) Apache Cassandra
11 16 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
12 13 (0.78%) Oracle Database
13 12 (0.72%) Big Data
14 10 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.60%) Redis
15 9 (0.54%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
15 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 197 (11.79%) Git (software)
2 175 (10.47%) Jenkins
3 67 (4.01%) JIRA
4 58 (3.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 56 (3.35%) Subversion
6 51 (3.05%) Artifactory
7 50 (2.99%) Maven
8 32 (1.92%) Eclipse
8 32 (1.92%) Visual Studio
9 26 (1.56%) JUnit
10 22 (1.32%) Selenium
11 20 (1.20%) IntelliJ
11 20 (1.20%) TeamCity
12 19 (1.14%) Gradle
13 15 (0.90%) Ant
13 15 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 15 (0.90%) Travis CI
14 13 (0.78%) git-flow
15 11 (0.66%) Cucumber
15 11 (0.66%) WiX
General
1 251 (15.02%) Finance
2 121 (7.24%) Telecoms
3 86 (5.15%) Banking
4 39 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 35 (2.09%) Electronics
6 28 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 28 (1.68%) Legal
7 27 (1.62%) Marketing
8 24 (1.44%) Retail
9 23 (1.38%) Front Office
10 17 (1.02%) Financial Institution
11 14 (0.84%) Back Office
12 10 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
13 8 (0.48%) Advertising
14 7 (0.42%) Automotive
14 7 (0.42%) German Language
14 7 (0.42%) Law
14 7 (0.42%) Publishing
15 6 (0.36%) Billing
16 5 (0.30%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 203 (12.15%) Analyst
2 170 (10.17%) Network Engineer
3 156 (9.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 151 (9.04%) Developer
5 148 (8.86%) Support Engineer
6 98 (5.86%) Architect
7 89 (5.33%) Desktop Support
8 84 (5.03%) Linux Engineer
9 81 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 78 (4.67%) Administrator
11 75 (4.49%) Consultant
12 70 (4.19%) Support Analyst
13 56 (3.35%) 2nd Line Support
13 56 (3.35%) Java Developer
13 56 (3.35%) Security Engineer
14 54 (3.23%) Unix Engineer
15 53 (3.17%) IT Support
16 52 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
17 51 (3.05%) Systems Engineer
18 46 (2.75%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 117 (7.00%) Web Services
2 116 (6.94%) J2EE
3 93 (5.57%) .NET
4 87 (5.21%) XML
5 85 (5.09%) Elastic Stack
6 73 (4.37%) Middleware
7 67 (4.01%) SOAP
8 65 (3.89%) REST
9 58 (3.47%) Spring
10 54 (3.23%) HTML
10 54 (3.23%) JSON
11 42 (2.51%) CSS
12 40 (2.39%) FIX Protocol
13 39 (2.33%) Node.js
13 39 (2.33%) RESTful
14 37 (2.21%) 802.1X
15 33 (1.97%) Hibernate
15 33 (1.97%) LAPP Stack
16 29 (1.74%) Ajax
16 29 (1.74%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 175 (10.47%) Data Centre
2 132 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
3 96 (5.75%) Computer Science
4 93 (5.57%) Clustering
5 75 (4.49%) Management Information System
6 74 (4.43%) PKI
7 43 (2.57%) Blackberry
8 42 (2.51%) Client/Server
9 36 (2.15%) Video Conferencing
10 30 (1.80%) Public Cloud
11 28 (1.68%) iPad
12 27 (1.62%) Replication
13 26 (1.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 23 (1.38%) iPhone
15 22 (1.32%) Algorithms
15 22 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
16 20 (1.20%) Device Driver
17 19 (1.14%) Linux Command Line
17 19 (1.14%) PDA
18 18 (1.08%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 729 (43.63%) Windows
2 715 (42.79%) Linux
3 394 (23.58%) Unix
4 266 (15.92%) Windows Server
5 185 (11.07%) Windows 7
6 160 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 130 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 124 (7.42%) Windows Server 2012
9 106 (6.34%) Solaris
10 88 (5.27%) Windows 10
11 75 (4.49%) AIX
12 69 (4.13%) SUSE
13 63 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
14 60 (3.59%) HPUX
15 44 (2.63%) Windows 8
16 42 (2.51%) Apple iOS
17 41 (2.45%) Ubuntu
18 39 (2.33%) Mac OS X
19 37 (2.21%) CentOS
19 37 (2.21%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 284 (17.00%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (16.40%) ITIL
3 263 (15.74%) DevOps
4 233 (13.94%) Configuration Management
5 168 (10.05%) Load Balancing
6 159 (9.52%) Continuous Integration
7 148 (8.86%) Open Source
8 129 (7.72%) Software Engineering
9 122 (7.30%) High Availability
10 118 (7.06%) Test Automation
11 117 (7.00%) Migration
12 92 (5.51%) Scrum
13 84 (5.03%) Information Security
14 83 (4.97%) Incident Management
15 80 (4.79%) Change Management
16 78 (4.67%) Cybersecurity
17 76 (4.55%) SIEM
18 75 (4.49%) Network Design
19 73 (4.37%) Mentoring
20 70 (4.19%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 309 (18.49%) Python
2 294 (17.59%) Java
3 212 (12.69%) SQL
4 199 (11.91%) Bash Shell
5 180 (10.77%) Perl
6 150 (8.98%) Ruby
7 106 (6.34%) PowerShell
8 88 (5.27%) C#
9 85 (5.09%) C
10 81 (4.85%) C++
11 72 (4.31%) JavaScript
12 68 (4.07%) Shell Script
13 62 (3.71%) Korn
14 57 (3.41%) C-shell
15 54 (3.23%) Go
16 38 (2.27%) Groovy
17 32 (1.92%) PHP
17 32 (1.92%) Scala
18 31 (1.86%) VBScript
19 15 (0.90%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 247 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 174 (10.41%) SC Cleared
3 150 (8.98%) Cisco Certification
4 139 (8.32%) Degree
5 138 (8.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 92 (5.51%) CCNP
7 87 (5.21%) MCSE
8 82 (4.91%) CCNA
9 63 (3.77%) CISSP
10 54 (3.23%) MCDST
11 53 (3.17%) MCSA
12 49 (2.93%) MCP
13 37 (2.21%) CCIE
14 34 (2.03%) DV Cleared
15 31 (1.86%) Network+ Certification
15 31 (1.86%) SANS
16 30 (1.80%) Computer Science Degree
17 28 (1.68%) GIAC
18 23 (1.38%) A+ Certification
19 21 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (2.69%) SLA
2 43 (2.57%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.96%) QA
5 15 (0.90%) COBIT
5 15 (0.90%) MiFID
6 13 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
7 12 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.54%) RMADS
9 7 (0.42%) AS 2805
9 7 (0.42%) ISO 8583
9 7 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.24%) Data Quality
11 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.18%) FATCA
11 3 (0.18%) GDPR
11 3 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.18%) IFRS
12 2 (0.12%) Cyber Essentials
12 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 419 (25.07%) Active Directory
2 232 (13.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 151 (9.04%) Docker
4 97 (5.80%) Hyper-V
5 53 (3.17%) vSphere
6 40 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
7 38 (2.27%) KVM
7 38 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (2.21%) Xen
8 37 (2.21%) XenApp
9 32 (1.92%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 27 (1.62%) Samba
11 24 (1.44%) vCloud
12 23 (1.38%) iptables
12 23 (1.38%) Virtual Servers
13 18 (1.08%) NFS
14 15 (0.90%) Oracle RAC
15 14 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
16 12 (0.72%) Terminal Services
17 11 (0.66%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 270 (16.16%) Puppet
2 201 (12.03%) Ansible
3 141 (8.44%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (5.63%) SCCM
5 64 (3.83%) Kubernetes
6 60 (3.59%) Kibana
7 54 (3.23%) logstash
8 51 (3.05%) Salt
9 47 (2.81%) Terraform
10 33 (1.97%) Grafana
10 33 (1.97%) NetBackup
11 32 (1.92%) Nagios
12 30 (1.80%) SCOM
12 30 (1.80%) WSUS
13 29 (1.74%) Backup Exec
14 28 (1.68%) Norton AntiVirus
15 20 (1.20%) Nessus
16 18 (1.08%) FortiGate
16 18 (1.08%) HAProxy
16 18 (1.08%) SELinux
Vendors
1 388 (23.22%) Microsoft
2 378 (22.62%) Cisco
3 361 (21.60%) VMware
4 221 (13.23%) Oracle
5 167 (9.99%) Citrix
6 153 (9.16%) Red Hat
7 142 (8.50%) F5
8 125 (7.48%) HP
9 112 (6.70%) Juniper
10 76 (4.55%) CheckPoint
11 73 (4.37%) Apple
12 72 (4.31%) Sun
13 59 (3.53%) Palo Alto
13 59 (3.53%) Splunk
14 54 (3.23%) SolarWinds
15 52 (3.11%) Dell
15 52 (3.11%) Google
15 52 (3.11%) Symantec
16 50 (2.99%) Veritas
17 40 (2.39%) IBM