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 3 months to 27 June 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
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 157 128 131
Rank change year-on-year -29 +3  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 742 1031 950
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.57% 1.91% 1.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.51% 11.83% 11.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 512 626 572
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £340 £340
% change year-on-year +17.64% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 52 85
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +22.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.26 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -29.16% +100.00%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -33 662 £425 +8.28% 300
London -23 315 £450 +1.12% 122
South East -37 123 £425 +13.33% 55
City of London +2 70 £425 -10.52% 43
East of England +29 59 £500 +42.85% 33
Hampshire +3 40 £450 +40.62% 16
West Midlands +17 35 £413 +26.92% 17
North West +8 35 £350 -2.77% 33
Scotland -8 33 £395 +15.07% 12
South West -30 32 £390 +20.00% 16
Essex +12 31 £500 +42.85% 1
Berkshire -6 25 £453 +20.66% 13
Southend-on-Sea - 25 £500 -
East Midlands +3 24 £280 -30.00% 6
West Sussex +21 21 £425 - 4
Hertfordshire +11 21 £158 -55.00% 6
North East +4 20 £344 +7.50% 4
Yorkshire +18 19 £438 -6.91% 14
Manchester +9 19 £325 -13.33% 18
Tyne and Wear +12 18 £344 +7.50% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +11 18 £344 +7.50% 2
Surrey -16 18 £353 -13.91% 9
Edinburgh +28 17 £250 -29.57% 1
Northern Ireland -30 16 £350 - 3
Leicestershire +6 15 £255 -43.33% 1
Wales -23 15 £310 -25.30% 1
South Wales -22 14 £310 -22.50% 1
County Antrim - 14 £350 - 3
Belfast - 14 £350 - 3
Leicester +10 13 £253 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 669 (43.44%) Linux
2 618 (40.13%) Windows
3 466 (30.26%) DNS
4 454 (29.48%) Firewall
5 373 (24.22%) Cisco
6 352 (22.86%) HTTP
7 329 (21.36%) Unix
8 325 (21.10%) LAN
9 318 (20.65%) Active Directory
10 317 (20.58%) SSL
11 312 (20.26%) Java
12 302 (19.61%) Microsoft
13 300 (19.48%) Python
14 296 (19.22%) WAN
15 295 (19.16%) VMware
16 293 (19.03%) DevOps
17 286 (18.57%) Configuration Management
18 273 (17.73%) Puppet
19 270 (17.53%) DHCP
20 264 (17.14%) Security Cleared
21 252 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
22 218 (14.16%) Open Source
23 216 (14.03%) SQL
24 215 (13.96%) ITIL
25 213 (13.83%) Perl
26 208 (13.51%) Git (software)
26 208 (13.51%) Windows Server
27 207 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
28 205 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
28 205 (13.31%) VPN

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
1 175 (11.36%) Apache
2 120 (7.79%) JBoss
2 120 (7.79%) Tomcat
3 97 (6.30%) IIS
4 95 (6.17%) MS Exchange
5 64 (4.16%) nginx
6 55 (3.57%) WebLogic
7 46 (2.99%) OpenStack
8 42 (2.73%) WebSphere
9 41 (2.66%) SharePoint
10 34 (2.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 27 (1.75%) Oracle Application Server
12 23 (1.49%) Jetty
12 23 (1.49%) Mongrel
13 22 (1.43%) iPlanet
14 21 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (1.17%) Elasticsearch
15 18 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
16 17 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
17 14 (0.91%) Confluence
Applications
1 153 (9.94%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 19 (1.23%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.26%) Acrobat
5 4 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
5 4 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Audio
7 2 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
7 2 (0.13%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 12 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 11 (0.71%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
3 8 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
4 6 (0.39%) Payment Gateway
5 5 (0.32%) ION MarketView
5 5 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
6 4 (0.26%) RMDS
7 2 (0.13%) Eikon
8 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.065%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.065%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 199 (12.92%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (3.83%) Office 365
4 40 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (2.60%) IaaS
5 32 (2.08%) GitHub
6 25 (1.62%) SaaS
7 23 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (1.43%) Google App Engine
8 22 (1.43%) PaaS
9 20 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.10%) Google Analytics
11 12 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 11 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (0.45%) Yammer
14 6 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
14 6 (0.39%) OneDrive
15 5 (0.32%) G Suite
16 4 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 466 (30.26%) DNS
2 454 (29.48%) Firewall
3 352 (22.86%) HTTP
4 325 (21.10%) LAN
5 317 (20.58%) SSL
6 296 (19.22%) WAN
7 270 (17.53%) DHCP
8 205 (13.31%) VPN
9 183 (11.88%) Wireless
10 140 (9.09%) BGP
11 134 (8.70%) MPLS
12 132 (8.57%) Network Security
13 115 (7.47%) OSPF
14 108 (7.01%) Internet
15 98 (6.36%) Ethernet
16 96 (6.23%) VLAN
17 92 (5.97%) VoIP
18 81 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
19 72 (4.68%) SAN
20 65 (4.22%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (8.83%) PostgreSQL
2 114 (7.40%) MongoDB
2 114 (7.40%) SQL Server
3 104 (6.75%) Relational Database
4 100 (6.49%) MySQL
5 34 (2.21%) NoSQL
5 34 (2.21%) Redis
6 28 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
7 22 (1.43%) Oracle Database
7 22 (1.43%) RDBMS
8 20 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
9 19 (1.23%) Hadoop
10 18 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
11 17 (1.10%) Amazon RDS
12 14 (0.91%) Big Data
13 10 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
14 8 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 6 (0.39%) MariaDB
16 6 (0.39%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 208 (13.51%) Git (software)
2 190 (12.34%) Jenkins
3 87 (5.65%) Subversion
4 33 (2.14%) Eclipse
5 32 (2.08%) JIRA
5 32 (2.08%) Maven
6 28 (1.82%) Selenium
6 28 (1.82%) Travis CI
7 25 (1.62%) IntelliJ
8 24 (1.56%) Ant
9 23 (1.49%) Cucumber
10 20 (1.30%) Visual Studio
11 18 (1.17%) Artifactory
12 17 (1.10%) Gatling
12 17 (1.10%) Grunt
12 17 (1.10%) gulp
12 17 (1.10%) Karma Test Runner
12 17 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
12 17 (1.10%) Sublime Text
13 16 (1.04%) JUnit
General
1 203 (13.18%) Finance
2 85 (5.52%) Telecoms
3 70 (4.55%) Banking
4 33 (2.14%) Manufacturing
5 27 (1.75%) Retail
6 26 (1.69%) Law
7 20 (1.30%) Investment Banking
7 20 (1.30%) Legal
7 20 (1.30%) Marketing
8 16 (1.04%) Electronics
9 15 (0.97%) Front Office
10 13 (0.84%) Back Office
10 13 (0.84%) Billing
11 7 (0.45%) Games
11 7 (0.45%) Local Government
11 7 (0.45%) Multimedia
11 7 (0.45%) Retail Banking
12 6 (0.39%) Advertising
12 6 (0.39%) Automotive
12 6 (0.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 213 (13.83%) Analyst
2 174 (11.30%) Network Engineer
3 171 (11.10%) DevOps Engineer
4 154 (10.00%) Developer
5 113 (7.34%) Support Engineer
6 77 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 73 (4.74%) Linux Engineer
8 67 (4.35%) Architect
9 63 (4.09%) Consultant
10 62 (4.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 57 (3.70%) Desktop Support
12 56 (3.64%) Administrator
13 53 (3.44%) Systems Engineer
14 46 (2.99%) Cisco Engineer
15 45 (2.92%) Software Engineer
16 43 (2.79%) 2nd Line Support
16 43 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
17 41 (2.66%) Security Engineer
18 38 (2.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
19 37 (2.40%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (7.01%) Web Services
2 102 (6.62%) J2EE
3 88 (5.71%) .NET
4 81 (5.26%) XML
5 76 (4.94%) Middleware
6 73 (4.74%) Node.js
7 68 (4.42%) 802.1X
8 62 (4.03%) Elastic Stack
9 61 (3.96%) HTML
10 58 (3.77%) REST
11 56 (3.64%) SOAP
12 55 (3.57%) JSON
13 50 (3.25%) CSS
14 41 (2.66%) Servlets
15 37 (2.40%) LAPP Stack
16 36 (2.34%) RESTful
17 32 (2.08%) Spring
18 30 (1.95%) XSLT
19 29 (1.88%) LAMP
20 26 (1.69%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 127 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
2 114 (7.40%) Data Centre
3 75 (4.87%) Clustering
4 61 (3.96%) Management Information System
5 57 (3.70%) Linux Command Line
6 45 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 35 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (1.82%) PKI
9 27 (1.75%) Blackberry
10 25 (1.62%) Video on Demand
11 23 (1.49%) Replication
12 20 (1.30%) Client/Server
13 19 (1.23%) PDA
14 18 (1.17%) Enterprise Software
15 17 (1.10%) Public Cloud
16 16 (1.04%) Web 2.0
17 15 (0.97%) Device Driver
17 15 (0.97%) Fintech
17 15 (0.97%) Smartphone
18 14 (0.91%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 669 (43.44%) Linux
2 618 (40.13%) Windows
3 329 (21.36%) Unix
4 208 (13.51%) Windows Server
5 154 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 152 (9.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 100 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 84 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (5.26%) CentOS
10 79 (5.13%) Ubuntu
11 73 (4.74%) Solaris
12 60 (3.90%) Windows 10
13 47 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
14 46 (2.99%) AIX
15 40 (2.60%) Windows 8
16 38 (2.47%) SUSE
17 35 (2.27%) Windows XP
18 32 (2.08%) Mac OS X
19 30 (1.95%) Android
20 28 (1.82%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 293 (19.03%) DevOps
2 286 (18.57%) Configuration Management
3 252 (16.36%) Agile Software Development
4 218 (14.16%) Open Source
5 215 (13.96%) ITIL
6 205 (13.31%) Continuous Integration
7 130 (8.44%) Test Automation
8 126 (8.18%) Software Engineering
9 118 (7.66%) Migration
10 117 (7.60%) Load Balancing
11 104 (6.75%) High Availability
12 89 (5.78%) Network Design
13 87 (5.65%) Information Security
14 85 (5.52%) Scrum
15 73 (4.74%) Continuous Delivery
15 73 (4.74%) Kanban
16 71 (4.61%) Microservices
17 70 (4.55%) Mentoring
18 69 (4.48%) TDD
19 67 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 312 (20.26%) Java
2 300 (19.48%) Python
3 216 (14.03%) SQL
4 213 (13.83%) Perl
5 139 (9.03%) Ruby
6 129 (8.38%) Bash Shell
7 112 (7.27%) PowerShell
8 110 (7.14%) C
9 100 (6.49%) JavaScript
10 88 (5.71%) C#
11 77 (5.00%) C++
12 57 (3.70%) PHP
13 52 (3.38%) Shell Script
14 40 (2.60%) Korn
15 33 (2.14%) Scala
16 29 (1.88%) Go
17 28 (1.82%) VBScript
18 24 (1.56%) Groovy
19 20 (1.30%) C-shell
20 17 (1.10%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 264 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 191 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
3 185 (12.01%) SC Cleared
4 122 (7.92%) CCNP
5 103 (6.69%) CCNA
6 67 (4.35%) Degree
7 64 (4.16%) CISSP
8 58 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 50 (3.25%) DV Cleared
10 43 (2.79%) SANS
11 35 (2.27%) CCIE
12 26 (1.69%) MCDST
13 24 (1.56%) GIAC
14 19 (1.23%) JNCIA
14 19 (1.23%) MCSE
15 17 (1.10%) CREST Certified
16 15 (0.97%) CEH
16 15 (0.97%) GCIH
16 15 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
16 15 (0.97%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (2.21%) SLA
2 25 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.04%) QA
4 15 (0.97%) PCI DSS
5 14 (0.91%) Disclosure Scotland
6 10 (0.65%) MiFID
7 8 (0.52%) COBIT
8 5 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.13%) GMP
10 2 (0.13%) ISO 20022
10 2 (0.13%) PMO
10 2 (0.13%) RMADS
11 1 (0.065%) Cyber Essentials
11 1 (0.065%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.065%) HL7
11 1 (0.065%) ISO 26262
11 1 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.065%) MISRA
11 1 (0.065%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 318 (20.65%) Active Directory
2 207 (13.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 125 (8.12%) Docker
4 79 (5.13%) Hyper-V
5 40 (2.60%) Xen
6 34 (2.21%) vSphere
7 33 (2.14%) KVM
8 29 (1.88%) XenApp
9 24 (1.56%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 19 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
11 18 (1.17%) NFS
12 15 (0.97%) Samba
13 14 (0.91%) vCloud
14 11 (0.71%) Snort
15 10 (0.65%) Firmware
15 10 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
15 10 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
16 9 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
17 8 (0.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 273 (17.73%) Puppet
2 191 (12.40%) Ansible
3 160 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (5.32%) SCCM
5 70 (4.55%) Nagios
6 58 (3.77%) Kibana
7 55 (3.57%) Salt
8 48 (3.12%) logstash
9 40 (2.60%) Grafana
10 39 (2.53%) Kubernetes
11 29 (1.88%) NetBackup
12 28 (1.82%) Terraform
13 27 (1.75%) FortiGate
14 25 (1.62%) Cisco Prime
15 17 (1.10%) McAfee ePO
15 17 (1.10%) QRadar
15 17 (1.10%) SCOM
16 16 (1.04%) Backup Exec
16 16 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
17 15 (0.97%) SELinux
Vendors
1 373 (24.22%) Cisco
2 302 (19.61%) Microsoft
3 295 (19.16%) VMware
4 184 (11.95%) Oracle
5 127 (8.25%) Red Hat
6 125 (8.12%) Juniper
7 121 (7.86%) Citrix
8 111 (7.21%) HP
9 95 (6.17%) F5
10 87 (5.65%) CheckPoint
11 71 (4.61%) IBM
12 56 (3.64%) Apple
12 56 (3.64%) Google
13 51 (3.31%) SolarWinds
14 50 (3.25%) Palo Alto
15 44 (2.86%) Splunk
16 39 (2.53%) Dell
17 36 (2.34%) EMC
18 35 (2.27%) McAfee
18 35 (2.27%) Veritas
Southampton, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £29.00 - £29.50 per hour
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Network ITR
Rate: £175.68 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £325.00 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
Croydon, Surrey
Spring Technology
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £110 - £120 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Empiric
Rate: From £40 to £44 per hour
Posted: 4 hours ago
Durham
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £9.50 - £12.50 per hour
Posted: 7 days ago
Hertfordshire
Modis International
Rate: Competitive hourly rate
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Bury St. Edmunds
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £180.00 - £200.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Middlesex
Gibbs
Rate: £0 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
JM
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
PBIT Consultants
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
High Wycombe
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago