Period
to 13 August 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 13 August 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 199 210 190
Rank change year-on-year +11 -20 -26
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 447 1,206 1,510
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.30% 1.33% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.60% 10.30% 10.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 740 881
Median daily rate £435 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% -1.18% +4.29%
10th Percentile £160 £154 £170
90th Percentile £600 £594 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -6.45% -3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 100 94
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.75 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.92% +20.83% -27.59%
10th Percentile £17.00 £15.59 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.06 £55.00 £47.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +62.79% +13.16% -15.56%

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 4,658 11,704 13,765
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.56% 12.90% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,645 7,141 8,440
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £200 £200 £203
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £402 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +0.38% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 594 773
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.58 £12.39 £12.20
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.75 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +45.56% +18.42% +2.70%

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 13 August 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 13 August 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 13 August 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 +3 395 £439 +3.18% 227
UK excluding London +23 282 £363 -6.45% 163
London +16 141 £475 - 76
North of England +99 100 £375 -15.49% 46
South East +38 71 £385 -3.75% 40
Yorkshire +72 50 £550 +23.94% 11
North West +67 43 £363 -19.44% 32
Work from Home -2 41 £500 +53.85% 29
East of England +8 33 £425 +13.33% 22
Scotland +62 28 £369 -1.67% 6
Midlands +11 23 £193 -45.00% 18
South West +23 21 £304 -13.21% 25
West Midlands +8 13 £210 -44.00% 5
East Midlands +42 10 £175 -49.09% 13
North East +40 7 £168 -22.09% 3
Wales +9 6 £375 -14.77% 5
Northern Ireland +17 1 £140 -67.67% 1

For the 6 months to 13 August 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.

1 185 (41.39%) Windows
2 176 (39.37%) Firewall
3 158 (35.35%) DNS
4 146 (32.66%) Linux
5 142 (31.77%) Microsoft
6 129 (28.86%) Active Directory
7 125 (27.96%) LAN
8 112 (25.06%) WAN
9 104 (23.27%) Cisco
10 100 (22.37%) VMware
11 98 (21.92%) VPN
12 94 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
13 90 (20.13%) HTTP
14 88 (19.69%) DHCP
14 88 (19.69%) AWS
15 83 (18.57%) Azure
16 77 (17.23%) Security Cleared
17 73 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
17 73 (16.33%) Git (software)
18 69 (15.44%) Finance
19 68 (15.21%) Python
20 66 (14.77%) SC Cleared
21 65 (14.54%) DevOps
22 64 (14.32%) Windows Server
22 64 (14.32%) Unix
23 63 (14.09%) Ansible
24 60 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
24 60 (13.42%) Jenkins
24 60 (13.42%) SSL
25 59 (13.20%) JavaScript

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 30 (6.71%) MS Exchange
2 27 (6.04%) Confluence
3 16 (3.58%) Apache
4 12 (2.68%) Tomcat
5 10 (2.24%) Cloud Foundry
6 9 (2.01%) IIS
6 9 (2.01%) Mule
7 8 (1.79%) Skype for Business
8 7 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (1.57%) SharePoint
9 6 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 6 (1.34%) WebSphere
10 5 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.67%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.67%) JBoss
11 3 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
13 1 (0.22%) MQSeries
13 1 (0.22%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 33 (7.38%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (2.24%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.22%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.45%) assyst
2 2 (0.45%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 1 (0.22%) Line 500
3 1 (0.22%) Maximo
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 88 (19.69%) AWS
2 83 (18.57%) Azure
3 55 (12.30%) GCP
4 45 (10.07%) Office 365
5 25 (5.59%) SaaS
6 24 (5.37%) GitHub
7 21 (4.70%) PaaS
8 19 (4.25%) Slack
9 17 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
10 16 (3.58%) IaaS
11 10 (2.24%) OpenShift
12 9 (2.01%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (2.01%) npm
13 6 (1.34%) Serverless
14 5 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 5 (1.12%) AWS CloudFormation
15 4 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
15 4 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
15 4 (0.89%) Google Analytics
15 4 (0.89%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 176 (39.37%) Firewall
2 158 (35.35%) DNS
3 125 (27.96%) LAN
4 112 (25.06%) WAN
5 98 (21.92%) VPN
6 90 (20.13%) HTTP
7 88 (19.69%) DHCP
8 60 (13.42%) SSL
9 58 (12.98%) Ethernet
10 57 (12.75%) OSPF
11 54 (12.08%) Internet
12 52 (11.63%) Network Security
13 46 (10.29%) BGP
14 35 (7.83%) SNMP
15 32 (7.16%) MPLS
16 31 (6.94%) VLAN
17 30 (6.71%) Wireless
18 27 (6.04%) IPsec
19 26 (5.82%) VoIP
20 23 (5.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.92%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.13%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.24%) MySQL
4 7 (1.57%) MongoDB
4 7 (1.57%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.89%) Cosmos DB
6 3 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.67%) DB2
6 3 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.67%) Power BI
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server 2019
7 2 (0.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (0.45%) Big Data
7 2 (0.45%) BigQuery
7 2 (0.45%) Redis
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.22%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 73 (16.33%) Git (software)
2 60 (13.42%) Jenkins
3 27 (6.04%) JIRA
4 25 (5.59%) CircleCI
5 20 (4.47%) JUnit
6 17 (3.80%) Visual Studio
7 16 (3.58%) Selenium
7 16 (3.58%) Subversion
8 13 (2.91%) Maven
9 12 (2.68%) Eclipse
9 12 (2.68%) NetBeans
9 12 (2.68%) Sonatype Nexus
10 11 (2.46%) Cucumber
10 11 (2.46%) GitLab
10 11 (2.46%) Mockito
11 9 (2.01%) Gatling
12 6 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (1.12%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.89%) Gradle
14 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 69 (15.44%) Finance
2 38 (8.50%) Public Sector
3 18 (4.03%) Telecoms
4 16 (3.58%) Banking
5 13 (2.91%) Military
6 12 (2.68%) Aerospace
7 10 (2.24%) Law
8 9 (2.01%) Legal
9 6 (1.34%) Retail
10 5 (1.12%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.89%) Games
12 3 (0.67%) French Language
12 3 (0.67%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.45%) Back Office
13 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.45%) Front Office
14 1 (0.22%) Electronics
14 1 (0.22%) International Banking
14 1 (0.22%) Marketing
14 1 (0.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 71 (15.88%) Network Engineer
2 49 (10.96%) Analyst
3 29 (6.49%) Developer
3 29 (6.49%) Support Engineer
4 24 (5.37%) Desktop Support
5 23 (5.15%) IT Engineer
6 22 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 22 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (4.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 21 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
8 20 (4.47%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (4.47%) Security Engineer
9 18 (4.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 16 (3.58%) Consultant
10 16 (3.58%) IT Support
11 14 (3.13%) Architect
11 14 (3.13%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (3.13%) Service Analyst
12 13 (2.91%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (2.91%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (6.94%) LDAP
1 31 (6.94%) Node.js
2 28 (6.26%) Web Services
3 27 (6.04%) REST
4 20 (4.47%) .NET
5 19 (4.25%) JSON
6 18 (4.03%) Middleware
7 15 (3.36%) WireMock
8 14 (3.13%) Spring
9 13 (2.91%) XML
10 12 (2.68%) Qt
10 12 (2.68%) Spring Boot
11 11 (2.46%) SOAP
12 10 (2.24%) 802.1X
12 10 (2.24%) ActiveX
12 10 (2.24%) DirectX
12 10 (2.24%) MFC
12 10 (2.24%) OpenGL
12 10 (2.24%) POSIX
13 9 (2.01%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (7.38%) Data Centre
3 22 (4.92%) Clustering
4 21 (4.70%) Management Information System
5 18 (4.03%) Self-Motivation
6 13 (2.91%) Device Driver
6 13 (2.91%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.91%) User Experience
7 12 (2.68%) PKI
8 11 (2.46%) Cyberthreat
9 10 (2.24%) Replication
10 9 (2.01%) Virtual Team
11 8 (1.79%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.57%) Client/Server
13 6 (1.34%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.34%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.12%) Data Structures
14 5 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (1.12%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 185 (41.39%) Windows
2 146 (32.66%) Linux
3 64 (14.32%) Unix
3 64 (14.32%) Windows Server
4 34 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 32 (7.16%) Windows 10
6 31 (6.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (6.49%) Windows Server 2016
8 22 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (4.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 16 (3.58%) Solaris
10 16 (3.58%) Windows 7
11 12 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.46%) Android
13 7 (1.57%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.57%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.34%) AIX
14 6 (1.34%) VMS
14 6 (1.34%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.12%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (21.03%) Agile Software Development
2 65 (14.54%) DevOps
3 60 (13.42%) Continuous Integration
4 50 (11.19%) Problem-Solving
5 48 (10.74%) ITIL
5 48 (10.74%) Software Engineering
6 46 (10.29%) Configuration Management
6 46 (10.29%) Scrum
7 43 (9.62%) Migration
8 42 (9.40%) Open Source
9 41 (9.17%) Load Balancing
10 36 (8.05%) Continuous Delivery
11 35 (7.83%) Project Management
12 32 (7.16%) SIEM
13 31 (6.94%) Test Automation
14 28 (6.26%) High Availability
14 28 (6.26%) Kanban
15 27 (6.04%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 27 (6.04%) Task Automation
16 26 (5.82%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 68 (15.21%) Python
2 59 (13.20%) JavaScript
3 51 (11.41%) Java
4 41 (9.17%) C
5 40 (8.95%) SQL
6 39 (8.72%) PowerShell
7 26 (5.82%) Bash Shell
8 23 (5.15%) Perl
9 22 (4.92%) C++
10 18 (4.03%) C#
10 18 (4.03%) Shell Script
11 10 (2.24%) GLSL
11 10 (2.24%) HLSL
12 9 (2.01%) ES6
13 6 (1.34%) PHP
13 6 (1.34%) Scala
14 5 (1.12%) Ruby
14 5 (1.12%) TypeScript
15 4 (0.89%) Go
15 4 (0.89%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (17.23%) Security Cleared
2 66 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 57 (12.75%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (9.40%) CCNA
4 42 (9.40%) CCNP
5 31 (6.94%) Degree
6 17 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
7 15 (3.36%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (3.13%) CISSP
8 14 (3.13%) JNCIA
8 14 (3.13%) JNCIS
9 13 (2.91%) CCDP
9 13 (2.91%) JNCIP
10 12 (2.68%) BC Cleared
11 11 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (2.24%) DV Cleared
13 9 (2.01%) ECDL
14 8 (1.79%) CCIE
14 8 (1.79%) CCIP
15 7 (1.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.80%) QA
2 11 (2.46%) SLA
3 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 6 (1.34%) GDPR
4 6 (1.34%) WCAG
5 5 (1.12%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.89%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.89%) NIST
7 2 (0.45%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9000
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 17025
8 1 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.22%) MiFID
8 1 (0.22%) PMO
System Software
1 129 (28.86%) Active Directory
2 73 (16.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.83%) Docker
4 33 (7.38%) Hyper-V
5 23 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (4.47%) Virtual Machines
7 16 (3.58%) vSphere
8 13 (2.91%) XenApp
9 10 (2.24%) VMware NSX
10 7 (1.57%) XenDesktop
11 6 (1.34%) NFS
12 5 (1.12%) ProxySG
13 4 (0.89%) Snort
14 3 (0.67%) Firmware
14 3 (0.67%) NDS
14 3 (0.67%) Samba
15 2 (0.45%) iptables
15 2 (0.45%) RACF
15 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (14.09%) Ansible
2 47 (10.51%) Opscode Chef
3 46 (10.29%) Terraform
4 43 (9.62%) Puppet
5 42 (9.40%) Kubernetes
6 27 (6.04%) Salt
6 27 (6.04%) SCCM
7 18 (4.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 16 (3.58%) FortiGate
9 11 (2.46%) SCOM
10 9 (2.01%) Failover Clustering
10 9 (2.01%) vCenter Server
11 8 (1.79%) Grafana
11 8 (1.79%) Kibana
12 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
12 6 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (1.34%) vMotion
13 5 (1.12%) Network Intrusion Detection System
14 4 (0.89%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (0.89%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 142 (31.77%) Microsoft
2 104 (23.27%) Cisco
3 100 (22.37%) VMware
4 59 (13.20%) F5
5 53 (11.86%) Juniper
6 44 (9.84%) Citrix
7 39 (8.72%) Oracle
8 31 (6.94%) Google
9 26 (5.82%) Splunk
10 23 (5.15%) Blue Coat
10 23 (5.15%) Red Hat
11 19 (4.25%) CheckPoint
11 19 (4.25%) Fortinet
12 17 (3.80%) AppDynamics
13 16 (3.58%) Dell
13 16 (3.58%) HP
13 16 (3.58%) ServiceNow
14 14 (3.13%) Palo Alto
15 13 (2.91%) Symantec
16 10 (2.24%) McAfee