Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 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
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 207 199 154
Rank change year-on-year -8 -45 -14
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 1,217 1,361 1,544
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.37% 1.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.63% 10.27% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 757 817 1,034
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.41% +7.10%
10th Percentile £180 £192 £155
90th Percentile £600 £625 £587
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £380 £400
% change year-on-year +9.54% -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 91 133
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £17.00 £24.86
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.12% -31.62% +24.30%
10th Percentile £14.85 £10.75 £11.32
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.72 £16.50 £22.25
% change year-on-year +13.47% -25.84% +3.49%

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 11,452 13,255 12,630
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.64% 13.33% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,042 8,156 7,656
UK median daily rate £429 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.94% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £205 £205 £206
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +4.43% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 552 726 752
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.24 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.13% -3.79% -23.81%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.47
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.63% -2.56% -29.09%

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 17 June 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 17 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for TCP/IP in the UK

TCP/IP
Top 15 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 17 June 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 -3 1,121 £450 +2.86% 148
UK excluding London +8 717 £416 +9.54% 101
London -19 485 £500 - 53
South East +4 222 £400 -5.88% 27
North of England +65 169 £500 +14.29% 23
North West +28 94 £486 +21.56% 16
East of England 0 94 £340 -6.21% 25
Midlands -12 82 £408 +35.83% 5
Yorkshire +41 70 £500 +11.11% 6
South West -4 69 £350 +16.67% 15
West Midlands +8 55 £438 +50.86% 4
Wales -8 45 £413 +26.92% 2
Scotland +29 37 £363 -3.33% 2
East Midlands -15 27 £360 +20.00% 1
North East +8 5 £369 -41.00% 1

For the 6 months to 17 June 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.

1 516 (42.40%) Windows
2 473 (38.87%) Linux
3 434 (35.66%) DNS
4 366 (30.07%) Firewall
5 339 (27.86%) Microsoft
6 320 (26.29%) LAN
7 316 (25.97%) WAN
8 304 (24.98%) DHCP
9 301 (24.73%) Active Directory
10 296 (24.32%) Cisco
11 294 (24.16%) VPN
12 278 (22.84%) HTTP
13 273 (22.43%) Java
14 261 (21.45%) DevOps
15 227 (18.65%) SSL
16 219 (18.00%) Configuration Management
17 211 (17.34%) Security Cleared
18 209 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
19 205 (16.84%) VMware
20 202 (16.60%) ITIL
21 189 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
22 181 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
22 181 (14.87%) Puppet
23 176 (14.46%) Jenkins
24 172 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
24 172 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
25 169 (13.89%) IPsec
26 162 (13.31%) Git (software)
27 159 (13.06%) Open Source
28 158 (12.98%) SC Cleared

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 96 (7.89%) Apache
2 84 (6.90%) MS Exchange
3 69 (5.67%) IIS
3 69 (5.67%) Tomcat
4 57 (4.68%) nginx
5 46 (3.78%) SharePoint
6 40 (3.29%) WebSphere
7 35 (2.88%) Jetty
8 30 (2.47%) Mongrel
9 28 (2.30%) Skype for Business
10 24 (1.97%) WebLogic
11 20 (1.64%) Elasticsearch
11 20 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 19 (1.56%) JBoss
13 17 (1.40%) Confluence
14 15 (1.23%) Apache Spark
15 13 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
16 7 (0.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 6 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
18 5 (0.41%) SAS
Applications
1 148 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 9 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
5 2 (0.16%) Avid Media Composer
5 2 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.082%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.082%) Stata
Business Applications
1 5 (0.41%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.25%) assyst
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.082%) BASE24
3 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.082%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 181 (14.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 172 (14.13%) Amazon AWS
3 158 (12.98%) Office 365
4 57 (4.68%) Google Cloud Platform
5 44 (3.62%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (3.12%) Azure Active Directory
7 33 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
8 31 (2.55%) Google App Engine
9 30 (2.47%) IaaS
10 24 (1.97%) GitHub
11 22 (1.81%) PaaS
12 19 (1.56%) SaaS
13 18 (1.48%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 17 (1.40%) AWS CloudFormation
15 16 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 15 (1.23%) Google Analytics
17 14 (1.15%) Serverless
18 12 (0.99%) Route 53
19 11 (0.90%) Amazon S3
20 9 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 434 (35.66%) DNS
2 366 (30.07%) Firewall
3 320 (26.29%) LAN
4 316 (25.97%) WAN
5 304 (24.98%) DHCP
6 294 (24.16%) VPN
7 278 (22.84%) HTTP
8 227 (18.65%) SSL
9 169 (13.89%) IPsec
10 155 (12.74%) BGP
11 152 (12.49%) Wireless
12 142 (11.67%) OSPF
13 134 (11.01%) FTP
14 130 (10.68%) Internet
15 124 (10.19%) VoIP
16 112 (9.20%) Ethernet
16 112 (9.20%) VLAN
17 103 (8.46%) MPLS
18 92 (7.56%) Network Security
19 89 (7.31%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (7.89%) MongoDB
2 94 (7.72%) NoSQL
3 86 (7.07%) Relational Database
4 80 (6.57%) SQL Server
5 77 (6.33%) MySQL
6 56 (4.60%) RDBMS
7 36 (2.96%) PostgreSQL
8 20 (1.64%) Big Data
9 17 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 12 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
10 12 (0.99%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.66%) Oracle Database
14 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 6 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
15 5 (0.41%) DB2
16 4 (0.33%) Apache Hive
17 3 (0.25%) SQL Server 2008
18 2 (0.16%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 176 (14.46%) Jenkins
2 162 (13.31%) Git (software)
3 80 (6.57%) Travis CI
4 52 (4.27%) Visual Studio
5 48 (3.94%) Eclipse
6 42 (3.45%) JUnit
7 37 (3.04%) JIRA
8 31 (2.55%) gulp
9 30 (2.47%) Gatling
9 30 (2.47%) NetBeans
10 26 (2.14%) Gradle
11 24 (1.97%) Ant
11 24 (1.97%) Selenium
11 24 (1.97%) Subversion
12 23 (1.89%) GitLab
13 19 (1.56%) Cucumber
14 18 (1.48%) IntelliJ
14 18 (1.48%) Mockito
15 17 (1.40%) Maven
16 15 (1.23%) Geb
General
1 156 (12.82%) Finance
2 77 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 45 (3.70%) Banking
4 40 (3.29%) Military
5 33 (2.71%) Aerospace
5 33 (2.71%) Law
6 22 (1.81%) Legal
7 17 (1.40%) Retail
8 16 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 14 (1.15%) Financial Institution
10 11 (0.90%) Back Office
11 10 (0.82%) Electronics
12 9 (0.74%) Automotive
13 8 (0.66%) Marketing
13 8 (0.66%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.49%) Billing
15 5 (0.41%) German Language
15 5 (0.41%) Manufacturing
16 4 (0.33%) Advertising
17 2 (0.16%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 200 (16.43%) Network Engineer
2 131 (10.76%) Analyst
3 129 (10.60%) DevOps Engineer
4 114 (9.37%) Developer
5 81 (6.66%) Architect
6 80 (6.57%) Support Engineer
7 74 (6.08%) Desktop Support
8 57 (4.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 47 (3.86%) Desktop Engineer
10 45 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
11 44 (3.62%) Java Developer
12 43 (3.53%) Administrator
13 40 (3.29%) Security Engineer
14 38 (3.12%) Service Analyst
15 37 (3.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 35 (2.88%) Cisco Engineer
16 35 (2.88%) Consultant
17 34 (2.79%) Service Desk Analyst
18 31 (2.55%) Software Engineer
19 30 (2.47%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (9.12%) Web Services
2 109 (8.96%) .NET
3 79 (6.49%) Node.js
4 63 (5.18%) J2EE
5 61 (5.01%) Spring
6 52 (4.27%) REST
7 49 (4.03%) HTML
8 48 (3.94%) CSS
9 45 (3.70%) Servlets
9 45 (3.70%) SOAP
10 44 (3.62%) HTML5
11 38 (3.12%) 802.1X
11 38 (3.12%) LDAP
12 37 (3.04%) XML
13 36 (2.96%) AngularJS
14 34 (2.79%) Guice
15 31 (2.55%) Qt
16 30 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
17 27 (2.22%) JSON
18 26 (2.14%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 109 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 82 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.53%) Management Information System
4 40 (3.29%) Public Cloud
5 33 (2.71%) Clustering
6 32 (2.63%) PKI
7 28 (2.30%) Replication
8 27 (2.22%) Self-Motivation
9 25 (2.05%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.73%) Cyberattack
11 20 (1.64%) Driving Licence
12 17 (1.40%) Linux Command Line
13 13 (1.07%) Embedded Systems
13 13 (1.07%) Private Cloud
14 12 (0.99%) iPhone
14 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Licensing
15 11 (0.90%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.90%) Security Operations Centre
16 8 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
16 8 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 516 (42.40%) Windows
2 473 (38.87%) Linux
3 158 (12.98%) Windows Server
4 150 (12.33%) Unix
5 117 (9.61%) Windows 10
5 117 (9.61%) Windows 7
6 67 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (5.09%) Android
8 54 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 48 (3.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (3.62%) Ubuntu
11 35 (2.88%) Apple iOS
12 26 (2.14%) Solaris
13 25 (2.05%) Windows 8
14 22 (1.81%) CentOS
15 20 (1.64%) Mac OS X
15 20 (1.64%) Windows XP
16 19 (1.56%) AIX
17 18 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 16 (1.31%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (21.45%) DevOps
2 219 (18.00%) Configuration Management
3 202 (16.60%) ITIL
4 189 (15.53%) Agile Software Development
5 172 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 159 (13.06%) Open Source
7 135 (11.09%) Test Automation
8 123 (10.11%) Problem-Solving
9 112 (9.20%) Microservices
10 95 (7.81%) Software Engineering
11 78 (6.41%) Migration
12 72 (5.92%) SIEM
13 68 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 67 (5.51%) Scrum
15 66 (5.42%) Load Balancing
16 65 (5.34%) Change Management
17 64 (5.26%) Network Monitoring
18 59 (4.85%) Information Security
18 59 (4.85%) Service Management
19 51 (4.19%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 273 (22.43%) Java
2 154 (12.65%) Python
3 121 (9.94%) SQL
4 105 (8.63%) PowerShell
5 91 (7.48%) Bash Shell
6 87 (7.15%) JavaScript
7 86 (7.07%) C#
8 77 (6.33%) C++
9 65 (5.34%) Perl
10 61 (5.01%) Ruby
11 55 (4.52%) C
12 40 (3.29%) Shell Script
13 31 (2.55%) PHP
14 26 (2.14%) GLSL
14 26 (2.14%) HLSL
15 22 (1.81%) Groovy
15 22 (1.81%) Scala
16 21 (1.73%) ES6
17 20 (1.64%) TypeScript
18 18 (1.48%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 211 (17.34%) Security Cleared
2 209 (17.17%) Cisco Certification
3 158 (12.98%) SC Cleared
4 136 (11.18%) CCNA
5 129 (10.60%) CCNP
6 109 (8.96%) Degree
7 79 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 50 (4.11%) CCIE
9 45 (3.70%) MCSE
10 36 (2.96%) DV Cleared
11 33 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
12 29 (2.38%) CISSP
13 26 (2.14%) CCDP
14 23 (1.89%) MCSA
15 22 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
15 22 (1.81%) MCP
16 20 (1.64%) SANS
17 16 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (1.31%) JNCIA
18 15 (1.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (4.11%) SLA
2 24 (1.97%) QA
3 22 (1.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.82%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
6 6 (0.49%) NIST
7 5 (0.41%) GDPR
7 5 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 4 (0.33%) NCSC
9 2 (0.16%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 2 (0.16%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.16%) MISRA
9 2 (0.16%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.16%) PMO
10 1 (0.082%) COBIT
10 1 (0.082%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.082%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 1 (0.082%) JSP 440
System Software
1 301 (24.73%) Active Directory
2 139 (11.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 124 (10.19%) Docker
4 61 (5.01%) Virtual Machines
5 54 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 39 (3.20%) vSphere
7 31 (2.55%) Xen
8 21 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
9 16 (1.31%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (1.31%) XenApp
10 13 (1.07%) LXC
11 12 (0.99%) XenDesktop
12 11 (0.90%) NFS
12 11 (0.90%) ProxySG
13 10 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.74%) Firmware
15 7 (0.58%) Apache Flume
15 7 (0.58%) HDFS
15 7 (0.58%) Terminal Services
15 7 (0.58%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 181 (14.87%) Puppet
2 97 (7.97%) Ansible
3 94 (7.72%) SCCM
4 86 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
5 78 (6.41%) Kubernetes
6 71 (5.83%) Terraform
7 33 (2.71%) SCOM
8 24 (1.97%) Nagios
9 20 (1.64%) Grafana
10 18 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 18 (1.48%) QRadar
11 17 (1.40%) Docker Swarm
11 17 (1.40%) Kibana
11 17 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
12 16 (1.31%) Salt
12 16 (1.31%) WSUS
13 13 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
14 11 (0.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.90%) Nessus
15 9 (0.74%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 339 (27.86%) Microsoft
2 296 (24.32%) Cisco
3 205 (16.84%) VMware
4 107 (8.79%) Citrix
5 90 (7.40%) Juniper
6 86 (7.07%) CheckPoint
6 86 (7.07%) F5
7 65 (5.34%) Google
8 56 (4.60%) Oracle
8 56 (4.60%) Palo Alto
9 55 (4.52%) Apple
10 53 (4.35%) HP
11 49 (4.03%) NetApp
12 48 (3.94%) Red Hat
13 46 (3.78%) SolarWinds
14 43 (3.53%) Splunk
15 42 (3.45%) IBM
16 31 (2.55%) McAfee
16 31 (2.55%) Symantec
17 27 (2.22%) Dell