Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for tcpdump skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited tcpdump over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

tcpdump
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 839 826 839
Rank change year-on-year -13 +13 -4
Contract jobs citing tcpdump 38 55 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.037% 0.053% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.27% 0.34% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 33 39
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -3.45%
10th Percentile £335 £323 £305
90th Percentile £515 £529 £515
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +1.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

tcpdump 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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing tcpdump as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for tcpdump in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing tcpdump.

Contractor daily rate trend for tcpdump in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing tcpdump over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for tcpdump in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump.

Contractor hourly rate trend for tcpdump in the UK

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Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing tcpdump within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -7 32 £425 +6.25% 6
London -3 27 £438 +2.94% 2
UK excluding London -16 10 £410 +9.33% 5
Scotland - 4 £400 - 1
North of England +48 2 £405 +3.18%
North West +19 2 £405 -19.00%
South East -9 2 - - 2
South West -21 1 £418 +11.33% 2
Wales - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing tcpdump 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 tcpdump.

1 27 (71.05%) Firewall
2 23 (60.53%) Wireshark
2 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
3 19 (50.00%) Network Security
4 18 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
4 18 (47.37%) Cisco
5 16 (42.11%) VPN
5 16 (42.11%) IPsec
5 16 (42.11%) F5
5 16 (42.11%) iptables
6 14 (36.84%) Unix
6 14 (36.84%) Linux
6 14 (36.84%) MPLS
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
8 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (31.58%) HTTP
9 11 (28.95%) DNS
9 11 (28.95%) Degree
10 10 (26.32%) Apache
10 10 (26.32%) Java
10 10 (26.32%) Perl
10 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
10 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (26.32%) snoop
11 9 (23.68%) SELinux
11 9 (23.68%) BGP
11 9 (23.68%) Network Design
11 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
11 9 (23.68%) Finance

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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 10 (26.32%) Apache
2 4 (10.53%) IIS
2 4 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 4 (10.53%) WebLogic
2 4 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 3 (7.89%) MQSeries
4 2 (5.26%) nginx
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.63%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 27 (71.05%) Firewall
2 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
2 23 (60.53%) Wireshark
3 19 (50.00%) Network Security
4 18 (47.37%) Cisco ASA
5 16 (42.11%) IPsec
5 16 (42.11%) VPN
6 14 (36.84%) MPLS
7 13 (34.21%) Cisco Nexus
8 12 (31.58%) HTTP
9 11 (28.95%) DNS
10 10 (26.32%) snoop
11 9 (23.68%) BGP
12 8 (21.05%) SMTP
13 7 (18.42%) NAS
14 6 (15.79%) OSPF
14 6 (15.79%) SSL
14 6 (15.79%) VLAN
15 5 (13.16%) DHCP
15 5 (13.16%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.89%) NoSQL
2 2 (5.26%) Big Data
2 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.63%) MariaDB
3 1 (2.63%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (13.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 1 (2.63%) Ant
3 1 (2.63%) Gradle
3 1 (2.63%) Hudson
3 1 (2.63%) JIRA
3 1 (2.63%) Maven
3 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (23.68%) Finance
1 9 (23.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (7.89%) Law
3 1 (2.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
Job Titles
1 21 (55.26%) Network Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) Network Security Engineer
2 13 (34.21%) Security Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Telecoms Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Cisco Security Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (13.16%) Unix Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Migration Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Unix Systems Engineer
6 3 (7.89%) Analyst
6 3 (7.89%) AWS Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) Big Data Developer
7 2 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
7 2 (5.26%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Unix Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.53%) .NET
1 4 (10.53%) J2EE
2 3 (7.89%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.26%) Apache Avro
3 2 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (5.26%) Kafka
4 1 (2.63%) LAMP
4 1 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.63%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 12 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 10 (26.32%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (18.42%) Computer Science
4 4 (10.53%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (5.26%) iPad
6 1 (2.63%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.63%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (36.84%) Linux
1 14 (36.84%) Unix
2 7 (18.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 7 (18.42%) Windows
3 4 (10.53%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (23.68%) Network Design
3 7 (18.42%) Change Management
3 7 (18.42%) ITIL
3 7 (18.42%) Kalman Filter
3 7 (18.42%) Load Balancing
3 7 (18.42%) Open Source
3 7 (18.42%) Test Automation
4 6 (15.79%) Time Management
5 5 (13.16%) Migration
6 4 (10.53%) Analytical Thinking
6 4 (10.53%) Change Control
6 4 (10.53%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.53%) DevOps
6 4 (10.53%) Software Testing
7 3 (7.89%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.26%) Analytics
8 2 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
8 2 (5.26%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) Java
1 10 (26.32%) Perl
2 7 (18.42%) Python
3 4 (10.53%) C
4 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.89%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.89%) SQL
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby
6 1 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (28.95%) Degree
2 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (10.53%) CCNP
4 3 (7.89%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE
5 1 (2.63%) CCIE Security
5 1 (2.63%) CEH
5 1 (2.63%) CISSP
5 1 (2.63%) GCIA
5 1 (2.63%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 16 (42.11%) iptables
2 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (7.89%) Samba
4 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.26%) HDFS
6 1 (2.63%) Docker
6 1 (2.63%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) SELinux
2 4 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.53%) Puppet
3 3 (7.89%) Nagios
4 2 (5.26%) Ansible
4 2 (5.26%) FortiGate
4 2 (5.26%) Grafana
4 2 (5.26%) Graphite
4 2 (5.26%) Icinga
5 1 (2.63%) CSIRT
5 1 (2.63%) HAProxy
5 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Cisco
2 16 (42.11%) F5
3 10 (26.32%) CheckPoint
4 7 (18.42%) HP
4 7 (18.42%) Red Hat
5 5 (13.16%) Juniper
5 5 (13.16%) Oracle
6 4 (10.53%) EMC
6 4 (10.53%) Sun
6 4 (10.53%) Symantec
7 3 (7.89%) NetApp
7 3 (7.89%) VMware
8 2 (5.26%) Citrix
9 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.63%) Empirix
9 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
9 1 (2.63%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft
9 1 (2.63%) Nokia