Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 154 142 133
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 -8
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1626 1992 2017
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.64% 1.87% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.92% 11.80% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1087 1243 1287
UK median daily rate £400 £393 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.91% +8.28% +3.57%
10th Percentile £154 £181 £182
90th Percentile £600 £574 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 103 170
UK median hourly rate £23.14 £22.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.84% +29.83% -0.97%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.14 £36.00 £17.42
% change year-on-year -35.72% +106.72% +3.41%

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 13638 16883 15878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 15.81% 14.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8233 10261 9032
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £221 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 742 842 1024
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +24.42% +0.92%
10th Percentile £10.96 £11.52 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.96 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -24.16% +25.00% +1.50%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -18 1467 £425 +6.25% 159
UK excluding London -14 897 £375 +7.14% 117
London -27 681 £450 +5.88% 51
South East +17 335 £400 +11.11% 29
North of England -58 147 £363 +6.62% 37
Midlands +67 134 £325 -4.06% 17
East of England +6 98 £500 +25.00% 15
South West -29 76 £363 +9.85% 10
Scotland -25 69 £373 +15.50% 4
East Midlands +36 68 £320 -17.42% 8
North West -13 66 £369 -7.81% 22
West Midlands +38 64 £400 +23.08% 8
North East -1 49 £347 +8.44% 2
Yorkshire -7 32 £463 -7.50% 13
Northern Ireland -29 21 £350 -
Wales -30 21 £310 -25.30% 5

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 694 (42.68%) Linux
2 679 (41.76%) Windows
3 545 (33.52%) DNS
4 537 (33.03%) Firewall
5 397 (24.42%) Cisco
6 385 (23.68%) Unix
7 377 (23.19%) Active Directory
8 356 (21.89%) Microsoft
9 339 (20.85%) VMware
10 332 (20.42%) LAN
11 330 (20.30%) HTTP
12 328 (20.17%) WAN
13 321 (19.74%) DHCP
14 300 (18.45%) SSL
15 289 (17.77%) Python
16 286 (17.59%) Java
17 263 (16.17%) ITIL
18 261 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
18 261 (16.05%) Puppet
19 260 (15.99%) DevOps
20 259 (15.93%) Security Cleared
21 242 (14.88%) VPN
22 239 (14.70%) Windows Server
23 238 (14.64%) Finance
24 234 (14.39%) Configuration Management
25 230 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
26 221 (13.59%) Oracle
27 214 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
28 202 (12.42%) SQL
29 196 (12.05%) Apache

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
1 196 (12.05%) Apache
2 134 (8.24%) Tomcat
3 121 (7.44%) JBoss
4 97 (5.97%) MS Exchange
5 90 (5.54%) IIS
6 77 (4.74%) WebLogic
7 63 (3.87%) nginx
8 56 (3.44%) SharePoint
9 50 (3.08%) OpenStack
10 48 (2.95%) iPlanet
10 48 (2.95%) Oracle Application Server
11 37 (2.28%) WebSphere
12 36 (2.21%) Confluence
13 26 (1.60%) Elasticsearch
14 25 (1.54%) IBM Notes
15 23 (1.41%) Skype for Business
16 21 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2007
18 17 (1.05%) MQSeries
18 17 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 174 (10.70%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (2.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 22 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 21 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 5 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 4 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.12%) Avid Audio
9 2 (0.12%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.062%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 21 (1.29%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 16 (0.98%) RMDS
3 12 (0.74%) Eikon
4 11 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.43%) ION MarketView
6 4 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
7 2 (0.12%) MetaTrader
8 1 (0.062%) Dynamics NAV
8 1 (0.062%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
8 1 (0.062%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.062%) SAP Business One
8 1 (0.062%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 230 (14.15%) Amazon AWS
2 107 (6.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 93 (5.72%) Office 365
4 54 (3.32%) IaaS
5 35 (2.15%) SaaS
6 34 (2.09%) PaaS
7 31 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
7 31 (1.91%) GitHub
8 25 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (0.98%) G Suite
10 14 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 14 (0.86%) Google App Engine
10 14 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (0.80%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
13 11 (0.68%) Amazon S3
13 11 (0.68%) Slack
14 10 (0.62%) Trello
15 8 (0.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 545 (33.52%) DNS
2 537 (33.03%) Firewall
3 332 (20.42%) LAN
4 330 (20.30%) HTTP
5 328 (20.17%) WAN
6 321 (19.74%) DHCP
7 300 (18.45%) SSL
8 242 (14.88%) VPN
9 177 (10.89%) Network Security
10 166 (10.21%) Wireless
11 113 (6.95%) MPLS
12 111 (6.83%) VLAN
13 110 (6.77%) Internet
14 108 (6.64%) BGP
15 107 (6.58%) Ethernet
16 102 (6.27%) IPsec
17 93 (5.72%) VoIP
18 90 (5.54%) SAN
19 82 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
20 78 (4.80%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 134 (8.24%) SQL Server
2 109 (6.70%) PostgreSQL
3 104 (6.40%) MongoDB
4 95 (5.84%) MySQL
5 87 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 30 (1.85%) NoSQL
7 29 (1.78%) RDBMS
8 19 (1.17%) Apache Cassandra
8 19 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
9 18 (1.11%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
11 15 (0.92%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (0.74%) Oracle Database
12 12 (0.74%) Redis
13 10 (0.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 9 (0.55%) MariaDB
15 8 (0.49%) Big Data
15 8 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
16 7 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 6 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 179 (11.01%) Git (software)
2 156 (9.59%) Jenkins
3 61 (3.75%) Subversion
4 58 (3.57%) JIRA
5 45 (2.77%) Maven
5 45 (2.77%) Sonatype Nexus
6 40 (2.46%) Artifactory
7 29 (1.78%) Eclipse
7 29 (1.78%) Visual Studio
8 18 (1.11%) Selenium
9 16 (0.98%) IntelliJ
9 16 (0.98%) JUnit
10 15 (0.92%) TeamCity
11 14 (0.86%) Ant
11 14 (0.86%) Travis CI
12 13 (0.80%) Gradle
13 12 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (0.62%) git-flow
14 10 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
15 9 (0.55%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 238 (14.64%) Finance
2 117 (7.20%) Telecoms
3 81 (4.98%) Banking
4 38 (2.34%) Manufacturing
5 30 (1.85%) Legal
6 29 (1.78%) Electronics
7 27 (1.66%) Investment Banking
8 25 (1.54%) Retail
9 24 (1.48%) Marketing
10 21 (1.29%) Front Office
11 16 (0.98%) Back Office
11 16 (0.98%) Financial Institution
12 9 (0.55%) Law
12 9 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
13 7 (0.43%) Advertising
13 7 (0.43%) Automotive
13 7 (0.43%) Publishing
14 6 (0.37%) Billing
14 6 (0.37%) Military
15 5 (0.31%) Games
Job Titles
1 196 (12.05%) Analyst
2 174 (10.70%) Network Engineer
3 149 (9.16%) DevOps Engineer
4 143 (8.79%) Developer
5 135 (8.30%) Support Engineer
6 102 (6.27%) Architect
7 85 (5.23%) Desktop Support
8 77 (4.74%) Consultant
8 77 (4.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 75 (4.61%) Linux Engineer
10 74 (4.55%) Administrator
11 61 (3.75%) Support Analyst
12 54 (3.32%) Security Engineer
13 52 (3.20%) IT Support
14 50 (3.08%) Systems Engineer
15 49 (3.01%) Unix Engineer
16 48 (2.95%) 2nd Line Support
17 47 (2.89%) Desktop Engineer
18 45 (2.77%) Security Analyst
19 43 (2.64%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (6.83%) Web Services
2 104 (6.40%) J2EE
3 88 (5.41%) .NET
4 87 (5.35%) XML
5 86 (5.29%) Elastic Stack
6 76 (4.67%) Middleware
7 68 (4.18%) SOAP
8 55 (3.38%) REST
9 49 (3.01%) HTML
10 45 (2.77%) Node.js
11 44 (2.71%) Spring
12 42 (2.58%) RESTful
13 41 (2.52%) 802.1X
14 39 (2.40%) CSS
14 39 (2.40%) JSON
15 38 (2.34%) FIX Protocol
16 33 (2.03%) LAPP Stack
17 31 (1.91%) RabbitMQ
18 30 (1.85%) Ajax
19 29 (1.78%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 167 (10.27%) Data Centre
2 122 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
3 85 (5.23%) Computer Science
4 79 (4.86%) Clustering
5 71 (4.37%) Management Information System
6 68 (4.18%) PKI
7 43 (2.64%) Client/Server
8 41 (2.52%) Video Conferencing
9 39 (2.40%) Blackberry
10 26 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
11 25 (1.54%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 25 (1.54%) iPad
12 24 (1.48%) Public Cloud
13 20 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 20 (1.23%) iPhone
13 20 (1.23%) Replication
13 20 (1.23%) Video on Demand
14 18 (1.11%) Fixed Income
15 17 (1.05%) Algorithms
15 17 (1.05%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 694 (42.68%) Linux
2 679 (41.76%) Windows
3 385 (23.68%) Unix
4 239 (14.70%) Windows Server
5 176 (10.82%) Windows 7
6 159 (9.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 112 (6.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 108 (6.64%) Solaris
9 100 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
10 89 (5.47%) Windows 10
11 69 (4.24%) AIX
12 63 (3.87%) SUSE
13 59 (3.63%) Windows Server 2003
14 55 (3.38%) HPUX
15 41 (2.52%) Ubuntu
16 40 (2.46%) CentOS
16 40 (2.46%) Mac OS X
17 39 (2.40%) Windows 8
18 37 (2.28%) Apple iOS
19 34 (2.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (16.17%) ITIL
2 261 (16.05%) Agile Software Development
3 260 (15.99%) DevOps
4 234 (14.39%) Configuration Management
5 167 (10.27%) Load Balancing
6 154 (9.47%) Open Source
7 153 (9.41%) Continuous Integration
8 124 (7.63%) Software Engineering
9 118 (7.26%) Migration
10 117 (7.20%) High Availability
11 107 (6.58%) Test Automation
12 85 (5.23%) Change Management
13 84 (5.17%) Information Security
14 82 (5.04%) Incident Management
14 82 (5.04%) Scrum
15 75 (4.61%) Network Design
16 74 (4.55%) SIEM
17 70 (4.31%) Mentoring
18 68 (4.18%) Cybersecurity
18 68 (4.18%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 289 (17.77%) Python
2 286 (17.59%) Java
3 202 (12.42%) SQL
4 194 (11.93%) Perl
5 180 (11.07%) Bash Shell
6 144 (8.86%) Ruby
7 84 (5.17%) C#
7 84 (5.17%) PowerShell
8 80 (4.92%) C
9 78 (4.80%) C++
10 71 (4.37%) JavaScript
11 70 (4.31%) Shell Script
12 55 (3.38%) Korn
13 50 (3.08%) C-shell
14 49 (3.01%) Go
15 36 (2.21%) PHP
16 29 (1.78%) Groovy
16 29 (1.78%) Scala
17 23 (1.41%) VBScript
18 13 (0.80%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 259 (15.93%) Security Cleared
2 179 (11.01%) SC Cleared
3 162 (9.96%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (7.69%) Degree
5 118 (7.26%) Microsoft Certification
6 98 (6.03%) CCNP
7 94 (5.78%) CCNA
8 73 (4.49%) MCSE
9 68 (4.18%) CISSP
10 48 (2.95%) MCDST
11 45 (2.77%) MCSA
12 43 (2.64%) MCP
13 41 (2.52%) DV Cleared
14 37 (2.28%) CCIE
15 33 (2.03%) SANS
16 27 (1.66%) Network+ Certification
17 26 (1.60%) Computer Science Degree
18 25 (1.54%) GIAC
19 22 (1.35%) A+ Certification
20 17 (1.05%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (2.52%) PCI DSS
2 37 (2.28%) SLA
3 28 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.98%) COBIT
4 16 (0.98%) QA
5 15 (0.92%) MiFID
6 11 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
6 11 (0.68%) RMADS
7 10 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 8 (0.49%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 4 (0.25%) AS 2805
9 4 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 4 (0.25%) ISO 8583
9 4 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 3 (0.18%) AIFMD
10 3 (0.18%) FATCA
10 3 (0.18%) GDPR
10 3 (0.18%) IFRS
11 2 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 2 (0.12%) PMO
System Software
1 377 (23.19%) Active Directory
2 214 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 128 (7.87%) Docker
4 96 (5.90%) Hyper-V
5 48 (2.95%) vSphere
6 42 (2.58%) KVM
6 42 (2.58%) Xen
7 38 (2.34%) Virtual Machines
8 31 (1.91%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 31 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
9 30 (1.85%) XenApp
10 25 (1.54%) Samba
11 24 (1.48%) vCloud
12 22 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
13 20 (1.23%) iptables
14 17 (1.05%) NFS
15 14 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 13 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
17 10 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
18 8 (0.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 261 (16.05%) Puppet
2 195 (11.99%) Ansible
3 142 (8.73%) Opscode Chef
4 85 (5.23%) SCCM
5 60 (3.69%) logstash
6 59 (3.63%) Kibana
7 57 (3.51%) Kubernetes
8 49 (3.01%) Salt
9 36 (2.21%) Nagios
10 34 (2.09%) Grafana
11 33 (2.03%) Terraform
12 26 (1.60%) SCOM
13 25 (1.54%) NetBackup
14 24 (1.48%) Backup Exec
15 23 (1.41%) Nessus
16 21 (1.29%) WSUS
17 20 (1.23%) HAProxy
17 20 (1.23%) Norton AntiVirus
18 19 (1.17%) FortiGate
19 16 (0.98%) SELinux
Vendors
1 397 (24.42%) Cisco
2 356 (21.89%) Microsoft
3 339 (20.85%) VMware
4 221 (13.59%) Oracle
5 158 (9.72%) Citrix
6 150 (9.23%) Red Hat
7 135 (8.30%) F5
8 114 (7.01%) HP
9 111 (6.83%) Juniper
10 80 (4.92%) CheckPoint
11 72 (4.43%) Apple
12 65 (4.00%) Sun
13 61 (3.75%) Splunk
14 59 (3.63%) Palo Alto
15 53 (3.26%) SolarWinds
16 52 (3.20%) Dell
17 50 (3.08%) Google
18 44 (2.71%) McAfee
19 43 (2.64%) Symantec
19 43 (2.64%) Veritas