Period
to 21 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 130 129
Rank change year-on-year -37 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,581 1,890 2,009
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.60% 1.97% 1.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.01% 13.13% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 1,138 1,268
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.75% +3.91%
10th Percentile £161 £160 £164
90th Percentile £600 £575 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 134 145
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £37.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.46% +105.56% -10.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.15 £11.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £37.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -49.33% +108.33% -10.00%

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 13,163 14,395 15,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.33% 14.99% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,132 8,760 8,723
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £180 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 674 745 911
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.88 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year -15.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -36 1,439 £425 +6.25% 613
UK excluding London -32 819 £370 -1.33% 404
London -33 723 £463 +9.47% 249
South East +3 338 £400 +14.29% 114
Midlands +35 131 £288 -17.86% 67
North of England -89 108 £356 -10.94% 89
East of England -39 85 £375 -3.23% 58
East Midlands +52 74 £289 +44.38% 29
Scotland -36 64 £364 +13.49% 12
West Midlands +1 57 £280 -37.78% 37
South West -23 53 £338 +3.85% 36
North West -47 46 £375 -11.76% 49
Yorkshire -39 37 £450 - 34
Wales +13 34 £375 -9.64% 22
North East -32 25 £350 +4.48% 6
Northern Ireland -18 8 £108 -73.78% 6

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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.

1 697 (44.09%) Windows
2 651 (41.18%) Linux
3 569 (35.99%) DNS
4 472 (29.85%) Firewall
5 424 (26.82%) Active Directory
6 404 (25.55%) Microsoft
7 363 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
8 353 (22.33%) HTTP
9 340 (21.51%) VMware
10 323 (20.43%) Unix
11 313 (19.80%) Java
12 312 (19.73%) DHCP
13 297 (18.79%) WAN
14 290 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
15 289 (18.28%) Python
15 289 (18.28%) Cisco
15 289 (18.28%) DevOps
16 286 (18.09%) LAN
17 276 (17.46%) ITIL
18 274 (17.33%) Windows Server
19 269 (17.01%) SSL
20 256 (16.19%) Puppet
21 242 (15.31%) Git (software)
22 227 (14.36%) Finance
23 225 (14.23%) VPN
24 224 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
25 217 (13.73%) Configuration Management
26 216 (13.66%) Security Cleared
27 203 (12.84%) Microsoft Office
28 198 (12.52%) 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
1 180 (11.39%) Apache
2 123 (7.78%) MS Exchange
3 111 (7.02%) Tomcat
4 98 (6.20%) IIS
5 89 (5.63%) JBoss
6 55 (3.48%) WebLogic
7 54 (3.42%) Confluence
7 54 (3.42%) nginx
8 45 (2.85%) SharePoint
9 38 (2.40%) Skype for Business
10 34 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
10 34 (2.15%) WebSphere
11 32 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 30 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
12 30 (1.90%) OpenStack
13 24 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
14 21 (1.33%) iPlanet
14 21 (1.33%) Oracle Application Server
15 18 (1.14%) IBM Notes
16 16 (1.01%) Jetty
Applications
1 203 (12.84%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (1.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.14%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.25%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.063%) Revit
Business Applications
1 20 (1.27%) RMDS
2 8 (0.51%) Eikon
2 8 (0.51%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 7 (0.44%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.19%) Bankmaster
5 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.13%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.063%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.063%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 290 (18.34%) Amazon AWS
2 146 (9.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 145 (9.17%) Office 365
4 72 (4.55%) Amazon EC2
5 60 (3.80%) PaaS
6 54 (3.42%) IaaS
7 51 (3.23%) SaaS
8 44 (2.78%) GitHub
9 36 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
10 35 (2.21%) Route 53
11 34 (2.15%) AWS CloudFormation
11 34 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (1.64%) Amazon S3
13 24 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
14 18 (1.14%) Google Cloud Platform
15 16 (1.01%) G Suite
16 13 (0.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 13 (0.82%) Google App Engine
16 13 (0.82%) Slack
16 13 (0.82%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 569 (35.99%) DNS
2 472 (29.85%) Firewall
3 353 (22.33%) HTTP
4 312 (19.73%) DHCP
5 297 (18.79%) WAN
6 286 (18.09%) LAN
7 269 (17.01%) SSL
8 225 (14.23%) VPN
9 154 (9.74%) Network Security
10 132 (8.35%) Wireless
11 118 (7.46%) SAN
12 116 (7.34%) Internet
13 107 (6.77%) BGP
14 101 (6.39%) IPsec
15 91 (5.76%) MPLS
15 91 (5.76%) VLAN
16 82 (5.19%) VoIP
17 81 (5.12%) FTP
18 78 (4.93%) OSPF
19 69 (4.36%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 180 (11.39%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.58%) PostgreSQL
3 103 (6.51%) MongoDB
3 103 (6.51%) MySQL
4 82 (5.19%) Relational Database
5 61 (3.86%) Amazon RDS
6 58 (3.67%) NoSQL
7 37 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 35 (2.21%) RDBMS
9 26 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (1.20%) DB2
10 19 (1.20%) Oracle Database
11 17 (1.08%) SQL Server 2012
12 14 (0.89%) Power BI
13 13 (0.82%) Big Data
14 11 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 8 (0.51%) Hadoop
16 7 (0.44%) Oracle Reports
16 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
16 7 (0.44%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 242 (15.31%) Git (software)
2 198 (12.52%) Jenkins
3 77 (4.87%) JIRA
4 61 (3.86%) Subversion
5 58 (3.67%) Sonatype Nexus
6 53 (3.35%) Artifactory
7 52 (3.29%) JUnit
8 51 (3.23%) Maven
9 42 (2.66%) Visual Studio
10 39 (2.47%) Gradle
10 39 (2.47%) Selenium
11 38 (2.40%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.83%) IntelliJ
12 29 (1.83%) TeamCity
13 26 (1.64%) Cucumber
14 23 (1.45%) Mockito
15 22 (1.39%) JMeter
15 22 (1.39%) Travis CI
16 21 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
17 18 (1.14%) Gatling
General
1 227 (14.36%) Finance
2 99 (6.26%) Telecoms
3 87 (5.50%) Banking
4 29 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 25 (1.58%) Investment Banking
5 25 (1.58%) Retail
6 23 (1.45%) Electronics
7 20 (1.27%) Back Office
8 17 (1.08%) Automotive
9 16 (1.01%) Front Office
9 16 (1.01%) Marketing
10 12 (0.76%) Financial Institution
11 11 (0.70%) Advertising
11 11 (0.70%) Legal
12 8 (0.51%) German Language
13 7 (0.44%) Law
14 6 (0.38%) Billing
14 6 (0.38%) French Language
14 6 (0.38%) Publishing
15 5 (0.32%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 187 (11.83%) Analyst
2 170 (10.75%) Network Engineer
3 166 (10.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 156 (9.87%) Developer
5 120 (7.59%) Support Engineer
6 105 (6.64%) Architect
7 92 (5.82%) Java Developer
8 87 (5.50%) Desktop Support
9 84 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 71 (4.49%) Consultant
11 67 (4.24%) 2nd Line Support
12 64 (4.05%) Support Analyst
13 61 (3.86%) Administrator
14 56 (3.54%) Linux Engineer
15 50 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
16 48 (3.04%) AWS Engineer
17 47 (2.97%) Security Engineer
18 45 (2.85%) AWS DevOps
19 42 (2.66%) Senior DevOps
20 41 (2.59%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (8.86%) Web Services
2 107 (6.77%) XML
3 98 (6.20%) REST
4 94 (5.95%) .NET
5 84 (5.31%) J2EE
6 81 (5.12%) LDAP
7 70 (4.43%) JSON
8 69 (4.36%) Spring
9 63 (3.98%) Middleware
9 63 (3.98%) SOAP
10 55 (3.48%) Elastic Stack
11 54 (3.42%) HTML
12 45 (2.85%) CSS
13 36 (2.28%) HTML5
13 36 (2.28%) Node.js
14 34 (2.15%) Hibernate
15 30 (1.90%) EJB
16 29 (1.83%) Guice
17 28 (1.77%) FIX Protocol
17 28 (1.77%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 157 (9.93%) Data Centre
2 152 (9.61%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.31%) Computer Science
4 83 (5.25%) Management Information System
5 60 (3.80%) PKI
6 54 (3.42%) Clustering
7 38 (2.40%) Blackberry
8 34 (2.15%) Replication
9 32 (2.02%) Public Cloud
10 30 (1.90%) iPad
11 29 (1.83%) Algorithms
11 29 (1.83%) Client/Server
11 29 (1.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 24 (1.52%) iPhone
13 21 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
14 17 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.01%) Data Structures
15 16 (1.01%) Mobile App
16 15 (0.95%) Video on Demand
17 14 (0.89%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 697 (44.09%) Windows
2 651 (41.18%) Linux
3 323 (20.43%) Unix
4 274 (17.33%) Windows Server
5 173 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 153 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 145 (9.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 137 (8.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 94 (5.95%) Windows 10
10 62 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
11 58 (3.67%) Solaris
12 46 (2.91%) Apple iOS
12 46 (2.91%) Windows 8
13 41 (2.59%) CentOS
14 38 (2.40%) Windows XP
15 34 (2.15%) AIX
16 31 (1.96%) SUSE
17 30 (1.90%) Ubuntu
18 28 (1.77%) Mac OS X
19 24 (1.52%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 363 (22.96%) Agile Software Development
2 289 (18.28%) DevOps
3 276 (17.46%) ITIL
4 217 (13.73%) Configuration Management
5 176 (11.13%) Continuous Integration
6 135 (8.54%) Test Automation
7 129 (8.16%) Open Source
8 113 (7.15%) Software Engineering
9 104 (6.58%) Load Balancing
10 100 (6.33%) Migration
10 100 (6.33%) Scrum
11 90 (5.69%) Incident Management
12 89 (5.63%) TDD
13 83 (5.25%) Microservices
14 81 (5.12%) Change Management
15 78 (4.93%) High Availability
16 77 (4.87%) Information Security
17 75 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
17 75 (4.74%) Multithreading
18 74 (4.68%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 313 (19.80%) Java
2 289 (18.28%) Python
3 186 (11.76%) SQL
4 183 (11.57%) Bash Shell
5 146 (9.23%) Ruby
6 140 (8.86%) Perl
7 132 (8.35%) PowerShell
8 82 (5.19%) C#
9 70 (4.43%) JavaScript
10 69 (4.36%) C++
11 63 (3.98%) C
12 54 (3.42%) Groovy
13 53 (3.35%) Shell Script
14 46 (2.91%) Scala
15 37 (2.34%) Go
16 28 (1.77%) PHP
17 26 (1.64%) VBScript
18 23 (1.45%) Korn
19 22 (1.39%) C-shell
20 10 (0.63%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 216 (13.66%) Security Cleared
2 152 (9.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 148 (9.36%) Cisco Certification
3 148 (9.36%) SC Cleared
4 136 (8.60%) Degree
5 102 (6.45%) MCSE
6 83 (5.25%) CCNP
7 82 (5.19%) CCNA
8 61 (3.86%) MCSA
9 55 (3.48%) MCP
10 46 (2.91%) MCDST
11 44 (2.78%) DV Cleared
12 37 (2.34%) CISSP
13 29 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
14 27 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
14 27 (1.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 25 (1.58%) CCIE
16 24 (1.52%) CISM
17 22 (1.39%) BPSS Clearance
18 18 (1.14%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (3.16%) PCI DSS
1 50 (3.16%) SLA
2 44 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (1.20%) QA
4 15 (0.95%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 13 (0.82%) COBIT
5 13 (0.82%) RMADS
6 12 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
7 11 (0.70%) GDPR
8 10 (0.63%) ISO 9001
8 10 (0.63%) MiFID
9 9 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 4 (0.25%) AS 2805
10 4 (0.25%) ISO 8583
11 3 (0.19%) AIFMD
11 3 (0.19%) FATCA
11 3 (0.19%) GMP
11 3 (0.19%) IFRS
12 2 (0.13%) ISO 26262
12 2 (0.13%) MISRA
System Software
1 424 (26.82%) Active Directory
2 224 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 187 (11.83%) Docker
4 78 (4.93%) Hyper-V
5 65 (4.11%) vSphere
6 45 (2.85%) VMware ESXi
7 39 (2.47%) XenApp
8 31 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 27 (1.71%) iptables
9 27 (1.71%) Xen
10 18 (1.14%) Samba
11 17 (1.08%) Terminal Services
11 17 (1.08%) vCloud
12 16 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
13 15 (0.95%) Virtual Desktop
14 14 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
14 14 (0.89%) NFS
15 13 (0.82%) KVM
16 12 (0.76%) VMware Workstation
17 11 (0.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 256 (16.19%) Puppet
2 183 (11.57%) Ansible
3 128 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
4 100 (6.33%) SCCM
5 74 (4.68%) Kubernetes
6 70 (4.43%) Kibana
7 65 (4.11%) Terraform
8 48 (3.04%) Grafana
9 43 (2.72%) Salt
10 42 (2.66%) WSUS
11 40 (2.53%) logstash
12 35 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
13 32 (2.02%) SCOM
14 31 (1.96%) Backup Exec
14 31 (1.96%) Nagios
15 26 (1.64%) NetBackup
15 26 (1.64%) SELinux
16 23 (1.45%) Nessus
17 18 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
18 17 (1.08%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 404 (25.55%) Microsoft
2 340 (21.51%) VMware
3 289 (18.28%) Cisco
4 168 (10.63%) Oracle
5 162 (10.25%) Citrix
6 112 (7.08%) HP
7 109 (6.89%) Red Hat
8 91 (5.76%) Juniper
9 82 (5.19%) F5
10 69 (4.36%) Apple
11 64 (4.05%) CheckPoint
12 61 (3.86%) Symantec
13 59 (3.73%) Splunk
14 54 (3.42%) SolarWinds
15 48 (3.04%) Google
15 48 (3.04%) IBM
16 47 (2.97%) NetApp
17 39 (2.47%) Dell
17 39 (2.47%) Sun
18 33 (2.09%) Palo Alto