Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales 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 21 July 2018 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 > Wales
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 67 43
Rank change year-on-year +13 -24 +37
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 53 30 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.55% 2.26% 4.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 23.25% 15.79% 28.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 25 37
Wales median daily rate £325 £393 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.20% -1.88% +17.65%
10th Percentile £313 £225 £336
90th Percentile £475 £475 £594
UK median daily rate £425 £415 £390
% change year-on-year +2.41% +6.41% +11.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £23.75 £21.13
% change year-on-year -26.32% +12.43% +25.89%

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 advertised in Wales with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 228 190 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.28% 14.34% 17.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 127 117
Wales median daily rate £400 £310 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -17.33% +22.95%
10th Percentile £240 £169 £240
90th Percentile £538 £475 £578
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 18
Wales median hourly rate £16.72 £55.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -69.61% +166.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £10.58 £10.50 £11.35
90th Percentile £42.00 £77.50 £74.88
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing TCP/IP in Wales.

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Wales over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in Wales

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Wales.

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Wales

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Wales

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 Wales region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
South Wales +3 53 £325 -17.98% 7
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 24 (45.28%) Linux
3 20 (37.74%) DNS
4 19 (35.85%) SC Cleared
4 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
5 18 (33.96%) Windows
6 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
7 14 (26.42%) Internet
7 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (26.42%) Continuous Improvement
8 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
8 13 (24.53%) C
9 12 (22.64%) DevOps
10 11 (20.75%) UML
10 11 (20.75%) DHCP
10 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (18.87%) Unix
11 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
11 10 (18.87%) Self-Motivation
12 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
12 9 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
12 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
12 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
12 9 (16.98%) Oracle
12 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
12 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
12 9 (16.98%) Maven
12 9 (16.98%) Validation
12 9 (16.98%) Requirements Management
13 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 7 (13.21%) Confluence
2 5 (9.43%) Apache
2 5 (9.43%) JBoss
2 5 (9.43%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.55%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Excel
1 8 (15.09%) MS Visio
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.32%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) NuGet
3 1 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (37.74%) DNS
2 14 (26.42%) Internet
3 11 (20.75%) DHCP
4 8 (15.09%) SAN
4 8 (15.09%) SNMP
4 8 (15.09%) VoIP
5 6 (11.32%) Firewall
5 6 (11.32%) HTTP
5 6 (11.32%) VPN
6 5 (9.43%) tcpdump
6 5 (9.43%) Wireless
7 4 (7.55%) SSH
8 3 (5.66%) VLAN
9 2 (3.77%) LAN
9 2 (3.77%) Network Security
9 2 (3.77%) WAN
10 1 (1.89%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.98%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (24.53%) Git (software)
2 9 (16.98%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.98%) Maven
2 9 (16.98%) Rational DOORS
3 7 (13.21%) Eclipse
3 7 (13.21%) GCC
3 7 (13.21%) JIRA
4 6 (11.32%) Ant
5 5 (9.43%) Vagrant
6 4 (7.55%) Hudson
6 4 (7.55%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (7.55%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (7.55%) Subversion
7 2 (3.77%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (7.55%) Military
2 1 (1.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Systems Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (26.42%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (13.21%) Software Engineer
4 5 (9.43%) Verification Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Senior Verification Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (7.55%) Voice Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Embedded Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.21%) Middleware
2 5 (9.43%) J2EE
3 3 (5.66%) Apache Axis
3 3 (5.66%) LDAP
3 3 (5.66%) POSIX
4 2 (3.77%) LAMP
4 2 (3.77%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (1.89%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (9.43%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (9.43%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.66%) CESG
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (45.28%) Linux
2 18 (33.96%) Windows
3 14 (26.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (18.87%) Unix
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (9.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.66%) CentOS
8 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.89%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Continuous Improvement
2 12 (22.64%) DevOps
3 11 (20.75%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (20.75%) UML
4 10 (18.87%) Test Strategy
5 9 (16.98%) Requirements Management
5 9 (16.98%) Validation
6 8 (15.09%) Software Engineering
7 7 (13.21%) Project Management
8 6 (11.32%) Customer Requirements
8 6 (11.32%) Server Hardening
9 5 (9.43%) Acceptance Criteria
9 5 (9.43%) Continuous Delivery
9 5 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (9.43%) Data Development
9 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
9 5 (9.43%) Software Testing
9 5 (9.43%) Test Scripting
10 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
10 4 (7.55%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) C
2 7 (13.21%) Perl
2 7 (13.21%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) Java
4 4 (7.55%) Shell Script
5 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 3 (5.66%) Python
6 2 (3.77%) Ruby
7 1 (1.89%) C-shell
7 1 (1.89%) Embedded C
7 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (35.85%) SC Cleared
1 19 (35.85%) Security Cleared
2 8 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (9.43%) CCNA
4 5 (9.43%) ISTQB
5 3 (5.66%) MCSA
6 1 (1.89%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.89%) CCNP
6 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) QA
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 6 (11.32%) Docker
3 5 (9.43%) iptables
3 5 (9.43%) NFS
3 5 (9.43%) Terminal Services
4 4 (7.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.55%) vSphere
5 2 (3.77%) Postfix
6 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (15.09%) Ansible
2 7 (13.21%) Puppet
3 3 (5.66%) Backup Exec
3 3 (5.66%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
3 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (3.77%) Salt
5 1 (1.89%) SCCM
5 1 (1.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 25 (47.17%) Microsoft
2 16 (30.19%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.98%) Oracle
4 5 (9.43%) Aruba
4 5 (9.43%) EMC
4 5 (9.43%) HP
4 5 (9.43%) NETGEAR
4 5 (9.43%) Remedy
4 5 (9.43%) VMware
5 4 (7.55%) IBM
5 4 (7.55%) Symantec
6 3 (5.66%) McAfee
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.89%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.89%) Cisco
8 1 (1.89%) Citrix