Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 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
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 190 190 160
Rank change year-on-year 0 -30 -16
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,270 1,507 1,614
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.42% 1.46% 1.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 10.99% 12.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 763 872 1,079
UK median daily rate £413 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +0.61% +5.81%
10th Percentile £153 £163 £155
90th Percentile £600 £608 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 114 92 118
UK median hourly rate £23.46 £19.00 £24.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.46% -22.80% +11.86%
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.28 £10.50
90th Percentile £71.25 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £24.32
% change year-on-year +89.47% -21.88% -32.44%

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 11,731 13,711 13,295
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.14% 13.30% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,142 8,319 8,030
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £197
90th Percentile £600 £606 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 627 726 741
UK median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.08 £12.23 £10.96
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.92 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.55 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +23.92% +2.70% -26.00%

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019.

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 18 September 2019. 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 -1 1,158 £415 -2.35% 730
UK excluding London +24 828 £400 - 584
London -20 413 £450 -5.26% 198
South East +22 277 £415 +3.75% 168
North of England 0 143 £450 +12.50% 118
Midlands +14 111 £350 - 74
East of England -4 110 £375 -16.67% 85
South West +38 103 £400 -1.54% 88
North West +1 74 £450 +13.92% 64
West Midlands +35 69 £325 -18.75% 50
Yorkshire +16 56 £451 +11.08% 45
Scotland +35 44 £325 - 19
East Midlands -8 41 £350 - 24
Wales +4 39 £440 +25.71% 29
North East +25 13 £405 -19.00% 9
Northern Ireland +2 2 £433 +199.65% 4

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 597 (47.01%) Windows
2 457 (35.98%) DNS
3 439 (34.57%) Linux
4 382 (30.08%) Microsoft
5 380 (29.92%) Firewall
6 328 (25.83%) Active Directory
7 318 (25.04%) Cisco
8 299 (23.54%) VPN
9 295 (23.23%) LAN
10 293 (23.07%) WAN
11 270 (21.26%) DHCP
12 256 (20.16%) HTTP
13 248 (19.53%) Cisco Certification
14 240 (18.90%) ITIL
15 233 (18.35%) Security Cleared
16 223 (17.56%) Java
17 210 (16.54%) Office 365
18 198 (15.59%) DevOps
19 195 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
20 191 (15.04%) VMware
21 188 (14.80%) Azure
21 188 (14.80%) Windows Server
22 186 (14.65%) SC Cleared
23 181 (14.25%) SSL
24 175 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
25 170 (13.39%) Windows 10
26 168 (13.23%) Configuration Management
27 161 (12.68%) Internet
28 160 (12.60%) CCNA
29 155 (12.20%) BGP

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
1 102 (8.03%) MS Exchange
2 71 (5.59%) SharePoint
3 66 (5.20%) Apache
4 43 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 37 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 36 (2.83%) IIS
7 32 (2.52%) nginx
8 28 (2.20%) Skype for Business
9 26 (2.05%) Confluence
10 20 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2013
11 16 (1.26%) WebSphere
12 15 (1.18%) Jetty
13 14 (1.10%) JBoss
14 13 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.02%) WebLogic
15 11 (0.87%) K2 blackpearl
15 11 (0.87%) Mongrel
16 8 (0.63%) Apache Spark
17 7 (0.55%) OpenStack
18 6 (0.47%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 175 (13.78%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 10 (0.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.31%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.079%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.079%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.079%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.39%) assyst
2 3 (0.24%) CA PPM
2 3 (0.24%) SystmOne
3 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.079%) BASE24
4 1 (0.079%) Magento
4 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.079%) RMDS
4 1 (0.079%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 210 (16.54%) Office 365
2 188 (14.80%) Azure
3 137 (10.79%) AWS
4 64 (5.04%) PaaS
5 63 (4.96%) IaaS
6 49 (3.86%) GCP
7 47 (3.70%) SaaS
8 43 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 38 (2.99%) Azure Active Directory
10 33 (2.60%) GitHub
11 26 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.65%) Google Analytics
13 19 (1.50%) Amazon EC2
14 17 (1.34%) OneDrive
15 15 (1.18%) Route 53
16 14 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (1.02%) Amazon CloudWatch
18 11 (0.87%) Amazon S3
18 11 (0.87%) AWS CloudFormation
18 11 (0.87%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 457 (35.98%) DNS
2 380 (29.92%) Firewall
3 299 (23.54%) VPN
4 295 (23.23%) LAN
5 293 (23.07%) WAN
6 270 (21.26%) DHCP
7 256 (20.16%) HTTP
8 181 (14.25%) SSL
9 161 (12.68%) Internet
10 155 (12.20%) BGP
11 140 (11.02%) Wireless
12 133 (10.47%) IPsec
13 131 (10.31%) Ethernet
14 125 (9.84%) OSPF
15 118 (9.29%) VLAN
16 110 (8.66%) MPLS
17 108 (8.50%) Network Security
18 107 (8.43%) SAN
19 104 (8.19%) VoIP
20 82 (6.46%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (5.98%) Relational Database
2 72 (5.67%) MySQL
3 70 (5.51%) MongoDB
4 67 (5.28%) NoSQL
4 67 (5.28%) SQL Server
5 42 (3.31%) PostgreSQL
6 40 (3.15%) RDBMS
7 14 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (0.94%) Big Data
9 12 (0.94%) Oracle Reports
10 10 (0.79%) SQL Server 2012
11 9 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (0.71%) Azure SQL Database
11 9 (0.71%) Hadoop
12 8 (0.63%) Apache Cassandra
13 4 (0.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 4 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
14 3 (0.24%) GIS
14 3 (0.24%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 152 (11.97%) Jenkins
2 142 (11.18%) Git (software)
3 60 (4.72%) Visual Studio
4 46 (3.62%) Travis CI
5 45 (3.54%) Eclipse
6 43 (3.39%) JIRA
7 41 (3.23%) JUnit
8 37 (2.91%) Subversion
9 36 (2.83%) Gatling
10 35 (2.76%) NetBeans
11 27 (2.13%) Selenium
12 26 (2.05%) Cucumber
13 22 (1.73%) gulp
14 21 (1.65%) Gradle
15 20 (1.57%) GitLab
16 18 (1.42%) Mockito
17 17 (1.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
18 16 (1.26%) Ant
19 15 (1.18%) Geb
19 15 (1.18%) Spock
General
1 153 (12.05%) Finance
2 119 (9.37%) Telecoms
3 89 (7.01%) Public Sector
4 51 (4.02%) Banking
5 43 (3.39%) Military
6 36 (2.83%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.42%) Electronics
8 16 (1.26%) Investment Banking
8 16 (1.26%) Law
8 16 (1.26%) Legal
9 15 (1.18%) Back Office
10 14 (1.10%) Retail
11 12 (0.94%) Manufacturing
12 11 (0.87%) Multimedia
13 10 (0.79%) Automotive
14 9 (0.71%) Local Government
14 9 (0.71%) Marketing
15 7 (0.55%) Financial Institution
15 7 (0.55%) Front Office
16 6 (0.47%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 197 (15.51%) Network Engineer
2 114 (8.98%) Developer
3 113 (8.90%) Analyst
4 99 (7.80%) Support Engineer
5 95 (7.48%) DevOps Engineer
6 91 (7.17%) Architect
7 72 (5.67%) Desktop Support
8 68 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 60 (4.72%) 2nd Line Support
10 50 (3.94%) Desktop Engineer
11 45 (3.54%) Support Analyst
12 44 (3.46%) Security Engineer
13 43 (3.39%) IT Support
14 41 (3.23%) Java Developer
15 38 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 38 (2.99%) Windows Engineer
16 37 (2.91%) Software Engineer
17 34 (2.68%) Administrator
18 33 (2.60%) Network Architect
19 31 (2.44%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 128 (10.08%) Web Services
2 83 (6.54%) .NET
3 68 (5.35%) Node.js
4 53 (4.17%) REST
5 48 (3.78%) Spring
6 47 (3.70%) J2EE
7 42 (3.31%) 802.1X
7 42 (3.31%) HTML
8 40 (3.15%) CSS
9 39 (3.07%) HTML5
10 36 (2.83%) Qt
11 34 (2.68%) SOAP
12 33 (2.60%) LDAP
13 32 (2.52%) Guice
14 30 (2.36%) ActiveX
14 30 (2.36%) DirectX
14 30 (2.36%) MFC
14 30 (2.36%) OpenGL
15 28 (2.20%) AngularJS
15 28 (2.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 88 (6.93%) Data Centre
2 65 (5.12%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.78%) Replication
4 46 (3.62%) Self-Motivation
5 36 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 35 (2.76%) Clustering
7 33 (2.60%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.05%) PKI
9 24 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
10 23 (1.81%) Driving Licence
11 17 (1.34%) Embedded Systems
11 17 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.34%) Smartphone
12 15 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
13 14 (1.10%) iPhone
14 11 (0.87%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
14 11 (0.87%) Microsoft Licensing
15 10 (0.79%) Blackberry
16 9 (0.71%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 597 (47.01%) Windows
2 439 (34.57%) Linux
3 188 (14.80%) Windows Server
4 170 (13.39%) Windows 10
5 149 (11.73%) Unix
6 128 (10.08%) Windows 7
7 92 (7.24%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (5.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 59 (4.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 48 (3.78%) Ubuntu
11 45 (3.54%) Android
12 41 (3.23%) Solaris
13 32 (2.52%) Apple iOS
13 32 (2.52%) CentOS
14 29 (2.28%) AIX
15 25 (1.97%) Mac OS X
15 25 (1.97%) Windows 8
16 20 (1.57%) Embedded Linux
17 19 (1.50%) Mac OS
18 15 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 240 (18.90%) ITIL
2 198 (15.59%) DevOps
3 195 (15.35%) Agile Software Development
4 168 (13.23%) Configuration Management
5 137 (10.79%) Continuous Integration
6 116 (9.13%) Problem-Solving
7 114 (8.98%) Software Engineering
8 106 (8.35%) Test Automation
9 101 (7.95%) Open Source
10 94 (7.40%) Microservices
11 84 (6.61%) Migration
12 81 (6.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 79 (6.22%) Scrum
14 75 (5.91%) Change Management
15 68 (5.35%) Network Design
16 67 (5.28%) Information Security
17 66 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
18 61 (4.80%) Network Management
19 58 (4.57%) Computer Science
20 55 (4.33%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 223 (17.56%) Java
2 135 (10.63%) SQL
3 133 (10.47%) Python
4 127 (10.00%) PowerShell
5 93 (7.32%) C#
6 92 (7.24%) C++
6 92 (7.24%) JavaScript
7 63 (4.96%) Bash Shell
8 60 (4.72%) Perl
9 59 (4.65%) C
10 51 (4.02%) Ruby
11 30 (2.36%) GLSL
11 30 (2.36%) HLSL
12 29 (2.28%) Shell Script
13 28 (2.20%) PHP
14 24 (1.89%) Scala
15 20 (1.57%) Go
16 19 (1.50%) TypeScript
17 18 (1.42%) Embedded C
18 16 (1.26%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 248 (19.53%) Cisco Certification
2 233 (18.35%) Security Cleared
3 186 (14.65%) SC Cleared
4 160 (12.60%) CCNA
5 149 (11.73%) CCNP
6 125 (9.84%) Degree
7 74 (5.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 65 (5.12%) CCIE
9 38 (2.99%) MCSE
10 35 (2.76%) CISSP
11 34 (2.68%) CCDP
12 30 (2.36%) MCP
13 28 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
14 26 (2.05%) MCSA
15 24 (1.89%) DV Cleared
16 23 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
17 17 (1.34%) JNCIA
18 16 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
18 16 (1.26%) JNCIP
19 15 (1.18%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (4.88%) SLA
2 28 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.89%) QA
4 10 (0.79%) WCAG
5 9 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 7 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
6 7 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 4 (0.31%) COBIT
8 4 (0.31%) GDPR
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 14001
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9000
8 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
8 4 (0.31%) NCSC
8 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
9 3 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
10 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.16%) NIST
System Software
1 328 (25.83%) Active Directory
2 138 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 98 (7.72%) Docker
4 70 (5.51%) Hyper-V
5 47 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 43 (3.39%) vSphere
7 17 (1.34%) XenApp
8 16 (1.26%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (1.02%) Xen
10 11 (0.87%) XenDesktop
11 10 (0.79%) LXC
12 9 (0.71%) Firmware
12 9 (0.71%) ProxySG
12 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.63%) NFS
13 8 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 7 (0.55%) ISA Server
15 6 (0.47%) Apache Flume
15 6 (0.47%) HDFS
15 6 (0.47%) Samba
Systems Management
1 145 (11.42%) Puppet
2 97 (7.64%) SCCM
3 91 (7.17%) Opscode Chef
4 86 (6.77%) Ansible
5 69 (5.43%) Kubernetes
6 67 (5.28%) Terraform
7 31 (2.44%) Salt
8 27 (2.13%) Grafana
8 27 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
9 25 (1.97%) Kibana
10 22 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
11 21 (1.65%) FortiGate
11 21 (1.65%) SCOM
12 18 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 15 (1.18%) vCenter Server
14 14 (1.10%) Docker Swarm
14 14 (1.10%) Nagios
14 14 (1.10%) WSUS
15 11 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
15 11 (0.87%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 382 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 318 (25.04%) Cisco
3 191 (15.04%) VMware
4 90 (7.09%) Juniper
5 81 (6.38%) Citrix
6 72 (5.67%) Oracle
7 70 (5.51%) Palo Alto
8 64 (5.04%) CheckPoint
9 62 (4.88%) Google
10 60 (4.72%) F5
11 46 (3.62%) HP
12 45 (3.54%) Red Hat
13 43 (3.39%) Fortinet
14 41 (3.23%) SolarWinds
15 34 (2.68%) NetApp
16 33 (2.60%) Apple
17 31 (2.44%) McAfee
18 30 (2.36%) Dell
19 29 (2.28%) Aruba
20 27 (2.13%) Riverbed