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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 144 120
Rank change year-on-year -7 -24  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 787 915 952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.74% 1.70% 1.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.02% 11.52% 12.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 499 564 493
Median daily rate £420 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £191 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £352 £339
% change year-on-year +13.63% +3.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 60 84
Median hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £16.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.31% +13.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.95 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.50 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.50% +21.21%  

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 6545 7942 7919
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.47% 14.76% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 4754 4323
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 362 339 435
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 -2 719 £425 +6.25% 308
London +14 331 £430 -9.47% 116
South East -50 126 £440 +25.71% 65
East of England +23 69 £413 +37.50% 28
North West +37 58 £400 - 27
City of London +2 46 £430 -14.85% 37
West Midlands +36 39 £420 +121.05% 18
Manchester +28 39 £400 -5.88% 14
Hampshire -4 37 £385 +14.92% 15
East Midlands +4 35 £283 -13.07% 10
Berkshire -4 29 £500 +32.45% 21
South West -37 27 £425 +13.33% 16
Hertfordshire +6 25 £330 +10.00% 10
Surrey -32 25 £350 -12.50% 15
Scotland +11 24 £400 +14.28% 3
Yorkshire -13 22 £450 +1.69% 23
Essex +3 19 £550 +58.27% 1
Reading -10 18 £500 +28.20% 14
Leicestershire +10 17 £259 - 7
North East -2 17 £290 -7.93% 4
Cambridgeshire +11 15 £515 +145.23% 14
Buckinghamshire -10 15 £450 +26.76% 6
Salford - 15 £525 - 2
Wales +4 14 £450 +12.50% 3
Tyne and Wear -2 14 £290 -27.50% 2
Nottinghamshire +11 13 £425 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 13 £290 -27.50%
Southend-on-Sea -10 13 £550 +25.65% 1
South Wales +14 12 £438 +7.36% 3
West Yorkshire -1 12 £410 -5.74% 19

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 783 (45.55%) Windows
2 758 (44.10%) Linux
3 537 (31.24%) DNS
4 505 (29.38%) Firewall
5 406 (23.62%) Cisco
6 377 (21.93%) LAN
7 375 (21.82%) Microsoft
8 372 (21.64%) Active Directory
9 354 (20.59%) HTTP
10 352 (20.48%) VMware
11 351 (20.42%) Unix
12 339 (19.72%) Security Cleared
13 337 (19.60%) WAN
14 333 (19.37%) SSL
15 328 (19.08%) Java
16 324 (18.85%) DHCP
17 323 (18.79%) Python
18 305 (17.74%) DevOps
19 291 (16.93%) Windows Server
20 277 (16.11%) Configuration Management
21 269 (15.65%) ITIL
21 269 (15.65%) SC Cleared
22 255 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
22 255 (14.83%) Puppet
23 247 (14.37%) Finance
24 235 (13.67%) VPN
25 233 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
26 230 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
27 224 (13.03%) Perl
28 218 (12.68%) 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
1 160 (9.31%) Apache
2 127 (7.39%) IIS
3 122 (7.10%) Tomcat
4 110 (6.40%) MS Exchange
5 84 (4.89%) JBoss
6 74 (4.30%) nginx
7 53 (3.08%) WebSphere
8 40 (2.33%) WebLogic
9 36 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
10 32 (1.86%) OpenStack
11 31 (1.80%) Elasticsearch
12 29 (1.69%) SharePoint
13 27 (1.57%) Jetty
14 26 (1.51%) Mongrel
15 25 (1.45%) Confluence
16 22 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 22 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 22 (1.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 16 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
18 14 (0.81%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 168 (9.77%) MS Office
2 139 (8.09%) MS Excel
3 28 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.17%) MS Project
6 2 (0.12%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 11 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
3 5 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.23%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.17%) Demantra
5 3 (0.17%) ION MarketView
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
5 3 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.17%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.058%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.058%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.058%) Magento
7 1 (0.058%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 206 (11.98%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (5.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (3.61%) Office 365
4 51 (2.97%) Amazon EC2
5 32 (1.86%) GitHub
6 26 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.51%) IaaS
7 25 (1.45%) Google App Engine
8 23 (1.34%) PaaS
9 20 (1.16%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 19 (1.11%) Amazon S3
10 19 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
11 17 (0.99%) SaaS
12 15 (0.87%) Google Analytics
13 11 (0.64%) Route 53
14 10 (0.58%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 9 (0.52%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (0.52%) AWS CloudFormation
16 6 (0.35%) Amazon SQS
16 6 (0.35%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 537 (31.24%) DNS
2 505 (29.38%) Firewall
3 377 (21.93%) LAN
4 354 (20.59%) HTTP
5 337 (19.60%) WAN
6 333 (19.37%) SSL
7 324 (18.85%) DHCP
8 235 (13.67%) VPN
9 210 (12.22%) Wireless
10 153 (8.90%) BGP
11 152 (8.84%) Network Security
12 143 (8.32%) MPLS
13 134 (7.80%) OSPF
14 132 (7.68%) Internet
15 129 (7.50%) VoIP
16 116 (6.75%) SNMP
17 107 (6.22%) VLAN
18 104 (6.05%) Ethernet
19 100 (5.82%) Cisco ASA
20 97 (5.64%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 161 (9.37%) PostgreSQL
2 121 (7.04%) MongoDB
3 116 (6.75%) MySQL
4 108 (6.28%) SQL Server
5 89 (5.18%) Relational Database
6 55 (3.20%) Redis
7 33 (1.92%) Oracle Database
8 31 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
9 29 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 24 (1.40%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (0.81%) Big Data
13 14 (0.81%) RDBMS
13 14 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
14 13 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
15 12 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
16 10 (0.58%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.58%) DB2
17 7 (0.41%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 214 (12.45%) Jenkins
2 211 (12.27%) Git (software)
3 100 (5.82%) Subversion
4 40 (2.33%) JIRA
4 40 (2.33%) Travis CI
5 32 (1.86%) Selenium
6 27 (1.57%) Eclipse
7 25 (1.45%) Vagrant
8 23 (1.34%) Cucumber
9 21 (1.22%) Maven
10 20 (1.16%) Ant
11 19 (1.11%) Bitbucket
11 19 (1.11%) IntelliJ
11 19 (1.11%) JUnit
11 19 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 18 (1.05%) Visual Studio
13 17 (0.99%) Grunt
14 16 (0.93%) Karma Test Runner
15 15 (0.87%) Gatling
15 15 (0.87%) Sublime Text
General
1 247 (14.37%) Finance
2 91 (5.29%) Banking
3 88 (5.12%) Telecoms
4 36 (2.09%) Retail
5 31 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 27 (1.57%) Law
7 24 (1.40%) Back Office
8 22 (1.28%) Billing
9 19 (1.11%) Legal
10 17 (0.99%) Electronics
11 16 (0.93%) Marketing
12 15 (0.87%) Investment Banking
13 13 (0.76%) Advertising
14 11 (0.64%) Financial Institution
14 11 (0.64%) Front Office
14 11 (0.64%) Publishing
15 10 (0.58%) Military
16 9 (0.52%) Games
17 8 (0.47%) Multimedia
18 5 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 227 (13.21%) Analyst
2 172 (10.01%) Network Engineer
3 158 (9.19%) DevOps Engineer
4 157 (9.13%) Support Engineer
5 145 (8.44%) Developer
6 89 (5.18%) Administrator
7 88 (5.12%) Support Analyst
8 84 (4.89%) Linux Engineer
9 74 (4.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 64 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 64 (3.72%) Architect
11 62 (3.61%) Software Engineer
12 58 (3.37%) Systems Engineer
13 51 (2.97%) Security Analyst
14 50 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
14 50 (2.91%) Consultant
15 48 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
16 47 (2.73%) Desktop Support
17 44 (2.56%) Security Engineer
18 42 (2.44%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (6.75%) Web Services
2 97 (5.64%) .NET
3 92 (5.35%) XML
4 79 (4.60%) HTML
5 77 (4.48%) J2EE
6 74 (4.30%) Node.js
7 68 (3.96%) 802.1X
8 65 (3.78%) Middleware
9 63 (3.66%) CSS
10 61 (3.55%) Elastic Stack
11 48 (2.79%) JSON
12 41 (2.39%) Servlets
13 40 (2.33%) SOAP
14 34 (1.98%) REST
15 32 (1.86%) LAMP
16 31 (1.80%) LAPP Stack
17 28 (1.63%) XSLT
18 26 (1.51%) RESTful
19 22 (1.28%) AngularJS
19 22 (1.28%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 148 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 140 (8.14%) Data Centre
3 84 (4.89%) Management Information System
4 73 (4.25%) Clustering
5 48 (2.79%) Computer Science
6 43 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
7 35 (2.04%) Blackberry
8 27 (1.57%) Enterprise Software
8 27 (1.57%) Security Operations Centre
9 25 (1.45%) Algorithms
10 24 (1.40%) Device Driver
11 23 (1.34%) Replication
12 21 (1.22%) Client/Server
12 21 (1.22%) Cyber Attack
12 21 (1.22%) PKI
12 21 (1.22%) Video Conferencing
13 20 (1.16%) CMDB
14 16 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 16 (0.93%) PDA
14 16 (0.93%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 783 (45.55%) Windows
2 758 (44.10%) Linux
3 351 (20.42%) Unix
4 291 (16.93%) Windows Server
5 182 (10.59%) Windows 7
6 169 (9.83%) Windows Server 2008
7 155 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 138 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
9 98 (5.70%) CentOS
10 95 (5.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 89 (5.18%) Ubuntu
12 70 (4.07%) Solaris
13 63 (3.66%) Windows 10
14 55 (3.20%) AIX
15 50 (2.91%) Windows 8
16 44 (2.56%) Windows XP
17 38 (2.21%) Android
18 30 (1.75%) Mac OS X
19 29 (1.69%) Apple iOS
20 25 (1.45%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 305 (17.74%) DevOps
2 277 (16.11%) Configuration Management
3 269 (15.65%) ITIL
4 255 (14.83%) Agile Software Development
5 230 (13.38%) Continuous Integration
6 216 (12.57%) Open Source
7 117 (6.81%) Information Security
8 116 (6.75%) Software Engineering
9 107 (6.22%) Migration
10 98 (5.70%) Load Balancing
11 88 (5.12%) High Availability
12 85 (4.94%) Network Design
13 81 (4.71%) SIEM
14 76 (4.42%) Project Management
15 72 (4.19%) Network Monitoring
16 68 (3.96%) Change Management
16 68 (3.96%) Incident Management
17 66 (3.84%) Problem Management
18 64 (3.72%) Scrum
19 62 (3.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 328 (19.08%) Java
2 323 (18.79%) Python
3 224 (13.03%) Perl
4 218 (12.68%) SQL
5 160 (9.31%) Ruby
6 141 (8.20%) Bash Shell
7 131 (7.62%) PowerShell
8 115 (6.69%) C
9 113 (6.57%) JavaScript
10 101 (5.88%) C++
11 93 (5.41%) C#
12 75 (4.36%) Shell Script
13 59 (3.43%) PHP
14 50 (2.91%) VB
15 37 (2.15%) Go
15 37 (2.15%) VBScript
16 26 (1.51%) Korn
17 24 (1.40%) Scala
18 15 (0.87%) Groovy
18 15 (0.87%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 339 (19.72%) Security Cleared
2 269 (15.65%) SC Cleared
3 196 (11.40%) Cisco Certification
4 131 (7.62%) CCNP
5 121 (7.04%) CCNA
6 77 (4.48%) Degree
7 73 (4.25%) CISSP
8 71 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
9 63 (3.66%) DV Cleared
10 45 (2.62%) SANS
11 44 (2.56%) CCIE
12 36 (2.09%) MCSE
13 33 (1.92%) SSCP
14 23 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
14 23 (1.34%) JNCIA
14 23 (1.34%) MCDST
15 22 (1.28%) MCSA
16 20 (1.16%) BPSS Clearance
16 20 (1.16%) MCP
17 19 (1.11%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (2.85%) SLA
2 33 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 32 (1.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 18 (1.05%) QA
5 15 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.35%) MiFID
7 4 (0.23%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.12%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.12%) PMO
8 2 (0.12%) RMADS
8 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.058%) BS7799
9 1 (0.058%) COBIT
9 1 (0.058%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.058%) ISO26262
9 1 (0.058%) MISRA
9 1 (0.058%) WCAG
System Software
1 372 (21.64%) Active Directory
2 233 (13.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 90 (5.24%) Docker
4 79 (4.60%) Hyper-V
5 68 (3.96%) vSphere
6 38 (2.21%) XenApp
7 31 (1.80%) Firmware
8 30 (1.75%) NFS
9 27 (1.57%) Veritas Volume Manager
9 27 (1.57%) Xen
10 24 (1.40%) vCloud
11 19 (1.11%) Samba
12 17 (0.99%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (0.87%) Virtual Servers
14 14 (0.81%) RACF
14 14 (0.81%) Snort
14 14 (0.81%) Virtual Desktop
15 12 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
16 10 (0.58%) etcd
Systems Management
1 255 (14.83%) Puppet
2 169 (9.83%) Ansible
3 148 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
4 101 (5.88%) SCCM
5 80 (4.65%) Nagios
6 78 (4.54%) Salt
7 65 (3.78%) Kibana
8 43 (2.50%) logstash
9 38 (2.21%) HP SiteScope
10 35 (2.04%) QRadar
11 32 (1.86%) Tivoli
12 28 (1.63%) Terraform
13 27 (1.57%) Grafana
14 25 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
14 25 (1.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 24 (1.40%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 24 (1.40%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 23 (1.34%) Nessus
17 22 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
17 22 (1.28%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 406 (23.62%) Cisco
2 375 (21.82%) Microsoft
3 352 (20.48%) VMware
4 163 (9.48%) Juniper
5 126 (7.33%) Oracle
6 125 (7.27%) Citrix
7 124 (7.21%) Red Hat
8 116 (6.75%) HP
9 115 (6.69%) CheckPoint
10 95 (5.53%) IBM
11 91 (5.29%) F5
12 72 (4.19%) Apple
13 71 (4.13%) Splunk
14 59 (3.43%) Google
15 49 (2.85%) Intel Security
16 46 (2.68%) EMC
17 43 (2.50%) Palo Alto
18 39 (2.27%) SolarWinds
18 39 (2.27%) Symantec
19 35 (2.04%) LogRhythm
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 16 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £195 - £269 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rates
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £15.00 - £15.30 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Venturi
Rate: £14 - £17 per hour + likelihood of extension
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
MAPP - IT, Digital, Broadcasting & Media Recruitment Specialists
Rate: From £220 to £280 per day or FTC at £35K per annum pro rata
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent
Claremont Consulting Ltd
Rate: From £150 to £210 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £100 Per Day
Posted: 9 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £18 - £20 Per Hour
Posted: 15 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IT Connections
Rate: £500-600/day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Client Server
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 27 days ago