Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 60 80
Rank change year-on-year 0 +20 +11
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 31 43 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.61% 3.02% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.42% 18.07% 15.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 29 33
Wales median daily rate £350 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +10.67% -
10th Percentile £229 £362 £281
90th Percentile £466 £594 £475
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Wales median hourly rate - £13.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -38.64% +25.71%
UK median hourly rate £20.12 £36.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -44.11% +105.71% -2.78%

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 178 238 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.01% 16.74% 15.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 154 197
Wales median daily rate £324 £396 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.30% +16.54% -12.54%
10th Percentile £145 £207 £217
90th Percentile £469 £513 £475
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 16 15
Wales median hourly rate £12.86 £28.00 £10.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.07% +160.47% -32.81%
10th Percentile £10.45 £11.99 £9.00
90th Percentile £25.62 £77.50 £20.45
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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
South Wales +4 30 £350 -15.66% 5
North Wales - 1 £185 - 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (38.71%) DHCP
4 11 (35.48%) SQL
5 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
5 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
5 10 (32.26%) Degree
6 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
6 8 (25.81%) Citrix
6 8 (25.81%) DNS
6 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (25.81%) ITIL
6 8 (25.81%) VMware
6 8 (25.81%) VLAN
7 7 (22.58%) NetBackup
7 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
7 7 (22.58%) Linux
7 7 (22.58%) MCSE
7 7 (22.58%) Symantec
8 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
8 6 (19.35%) McAfee
8 6 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 6 (19.35%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
8 6 (19.35%) WAN
8 6 (19.35%) POP3
8 6 (19.35%) SMTP
8 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
8 6 (19.35%) LAN
8 6 (19.35%) SQL Server

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 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.23%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Office 365
2 1 (3.23%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (38.71%) DHCP
2 8 (25.81%) DNS
2 8 (25.81%) VLAN
3 6 (19.35%) Firewall
3 6 (19.35%) LAN
3 6 (19.35%) POP3
3 6 (19.35%) SMTP
3 6 (19.35%) WAN
4 4 (12.90%) SAN
4 4 (12.90%) Wireless
5 3 (9.68%) NetScaler
5 3 (9.68%) VSAN
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.23%) RDBMS
4 1 (3.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.23%) Ant
2 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (3.23%) Maven
2 1 (3.23%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (3.23%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (16.13%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.23%) Military
Job Titles
1 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (16.13%) Support Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (12.90%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Consultant
3 3 (9.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (9.68%) Unix Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) Administrator
4 2 (6.45%) C++ Consultant
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 2 (6.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Support
4 2 (6.45%) Unix Support Engineer
5 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) LAMP
2 2 (6.45%) CGI
3 1 (3.23%) Middleware
3 1 (3.23%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (12.90%) Clustering
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.45%) Replication
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (3.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (64.52%) Windows
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Server
3 7 (22.58%) Linux
4 6 (19.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
5 5 (16.13%) CentOS
5 5 (16.13%) Windows 7
6 4 (12.90%) Unix
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (3.23%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.81%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.13%) Information Governance
2 5 (16.13%) ITSM
2 5 (16.13%) PRINCE2
2 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (9.68%) Change Management
3 3 (9.68%) High Availability
3 3 (9.68%) Human Factors
3 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
3 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
3 3 (9.68%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
3 3 (9.68%) Requirements Analysis
3 3 (9.68%) Requirements Management
3 3 (9.68%) Security Hardening
3 3 (9.68%) Work Breakdown Structure
4 2 (6.45%) Business Continuity
4 2 (6.45%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (35.48%) SQL
2 5 (16.13%) Bash Shell
3 4 (12.90%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) Perl
3 4 (12.90%) Python
3 4 (12.90%) Ruby
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
4 3 (9.68%) VB
4 3 (9.68%) VB6
5 2 (6.45%) VBScript
6 1 (3.23%) C#
6 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
6 1 (3.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (41.94%) Security Cleared
2 10 (32.26%) Degree
2 10 (32.26%) SC Cleared
3 8 (25.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (22.58%) MCSE
5 6 (19.35%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (16.13%) CCA
6 5 (16.13%) CCAA
6 5 (16.13%) ISEB
6 5 (16.13%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 3 (9.68%) HNC
8 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
8 2 (6.45%) MCP
8 2 (6.45%) MCSA
9 1 (3.23%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Active Directory
1 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
2 4 (12.90%) iptables
2 4 (12.90%) NFS
2 4 (12.90%) Postfix
2 4 (12.90%) Sendmail
2 4 (12.90%) vSphere
2 4 (12.90%) XenApp
3 3 (9.68%) VMware Workstation
3 3 (9.68%) XenServer
4 2 (6.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (6.45%) Terminal Services
5 1 (3.23%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (22.58%) Backup Exec
1 7 (22.58%) NetBackup
2 6 (19.35%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (12.90%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (9.68%) SCCM
4 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 3 (9.68%) vCenter Server
4 3 (9.68%) WSUS
5 1 (3.23%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (3.23%) Puppet
5 1 (3.23%) Salt
Vendors
1 10 (32.26%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) Citrix
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 7 (22.58%) Symantec
4 6 (19.35%) McAfee
4 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
5 4 (12.90%) SolarWinds
6 3 (9.68%) arcserve
6 3 (9.68%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Remedy
7 2 (6.45%) Sophos
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) IBM