Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 56 66 66
Rank change year-on-year +10 0 +17
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 50 30 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.31% 2.26% 2.92%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 22.42% 14.85% 18.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 24 25
Wales median daily rate £350 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.65% +13.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £311
90th Percentile £469 £475 £483
UK median daily rate £438 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +9.38% +3.23% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 2 1
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 £16.75 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.36% -44.17% +71.43%
10th Percentile £10.28 £13.23 £27.50
90th Percentile £36.14 £21.68 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -43.33% +50.00% +11.11%

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 223 202 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 14.77% 15.22% 15.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 137 140
Wales median daily rate £350 £375 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +7.91% +6.92%
10th Percentile £163 £160 £188
90th Percentile £513 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £415 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +3.11% +0.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 21 7
Wales median hourly rate £19.80 £55.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.00% +307.41% -1.82%
10th Percentile £10.70 £12.75 £11.50
90th Percentile £41.63 £77.50 £26.73
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £22.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -11.43% -15.38% +15.56%

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 23 April 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in Wales over the 6 months to 23 April 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 23 April 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 +10 48 £350 -17.65% 11
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (50.00%) Windows
3 24 (48.00%) DHCP
4 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
4 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
5 21 (42.00%) Linux
6 19 (38.00%) DNS
6 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
6 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
7 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
7 16 (32.00%) Firewall
8 15 (30.00%) SAN
8 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
9 14 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (24.00%) SQL
10 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
10 12 (24.00%) VMware
10 12 (24.00%) VLAN
11 11 (22.00%) Unix
11 11 (22.00%) Perl
11 11 (22.00%) CentOS
12 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
12 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 10 (20.00%) Office 365
12 10 (20.00%) Internet
12 10 (20.00%) NFS
13 9 (18.00%) Symantec
13 9 (18.00%) Oracle
13 9 (18.00%) Python

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 8 (16.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (10.00%) Apache
3 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (10.00%) IIS
4 4 (8.00%) Confluence
4 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (6.00%) FileNet
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere
5 3 (6.00%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
7 1 (2.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (12.00%) MS Visio
2 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.00%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.00%) DHCP
2 19 (38.00%) DNS
3 16 (32.00%) Firewall
4 15 (30.00%) SAN
5 12 (24.00%) VLAN
6 10 (20.00%) Internet
7 8 (16.00%) VPN
8 5 (10.00%) LAN
8 5 (10.00%) WAN
9 4 (8.00%) Wireless
10 3 (6.00%) Network Security
11 2 (4.00%) SSH
11 2 (4.00%) tcpdump
11 2 (4.00%) VoIP
11 2 (4.00%) VSAN
12 1 (2.00%) HTTP
12 1 (2.00%) SNMP
12 1 (2.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (14.00%) MySQL
3 3 (6.00%) Oracle Database
4 2 (4.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (4.00%) RDBMS
4 2 (4.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 5 (10.00%) Jenkins
1 5 (10.00%) Maven
2 4 (8.00%) Ant
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (8.00%) Vagrant
3 2 (4.00%) Hudson
3 2 (4.00%) Subversion
4 1 (2.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.00%) GCC
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Quality Manager
4 1 (2.00%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 1 (2.00%) Military
1 1 (2.00%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 10 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Support Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Integration Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 7 (14.00%) Unix Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (8.00%) DBA
5 4 (8.00%) SQL DBA
5 4 (8.00%) Unix Support
5 4 (8.00%) Unix Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.00%) Verification Engineer
7 2 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.00%) LAMP
2 3 (6.00%) Apache Axis
3 2 (4.00%) LDAP
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
3 2 (4.00%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (2.00%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (8.00%) Clustering
2 4 (8.00%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (6.00%) CESG
3 3 (6.00%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (6.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Replication
4 2 (4.00%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 25 (50.00%) Windows
2 21 (42.00%) Linux
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (32.00%) Windows 7
5 14 (28.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (22.00%) CentOS
6 11 (22.00%) Unix
7 8 (16.00%) Windows 10
8 7 (14.00%) Windows 8
9 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (6.00%) Windows XP
12 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000
12 2 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.00%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (14.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 7 (14.00%) UML
3 6 (12.00%) High Availability
3 6 (12.00%) Test Strategy
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps
4 5 (10.00%) ITIL
5 4 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (8.00%) Server Hardening
5 4 (8.00%) Validation
6 3 (6.00%) Acceptance Criteria
6 3 (6.00%) Customer Requirements
6 3 (6.00%) Data Development
6 3 (6.00%) Test Scripting
6 3 (6.00%) Time Management
6 3 (6.00%) Work Breakdown Structure
Programming Languages
1 12 (24.00%) SQL
2 11 (22.00%) Perl
3 10 (20.00%) Bash Shell
4 9 (18.00%) Python
5 8 (16.00%) Ruby
6 5 (10.00%) C
6 5 (10.00%) PHP
7 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
7 2 (4.00%) Shell Script
7 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 1 (2.00%) C-shell
8 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 23 (46.00%) SC Cleared
1 23 (46.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (24.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (10.00%) MCSA
4 4 (8.00%) MCSE
5 3 (6.00%) CCNA
5 3 (6.00%) ISTQB
6 2 (4.00%) CCNP
6 2 (4.00%) Degree
6 2 (4.00%) DV Cleared
6 2 (4.00%) HNC
7 1 (2.00%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (38.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (20.00%) NFS
2 10 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) iptables
3 8 (16.00%) Postfix
4 6 (12.00%) Sendmail
5 5 (10.00%) Docker
5 5 (10.00%) Terminal Services
5 5 (10.00%) vSphere
6 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (16.00%) SCCM
2 7 (14.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (14.00%) NetBackup
3 5 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (8.00%) Puppet
5 3 (6.00%) Ansible
5 3 (6.00%) Nagios
6 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (4.00%) Salt
6 2 (4.00%) SCOM
6 2 (4.00%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.00%) WSUS
7 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 28 (56.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 12 (24.00%) VMware
4 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 9 (18.00%) Symantec
5 8 (16.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (10.00%) Aruba
6 5 (10.00%) HP
6 5 (10.00%) McAfee
6 5 (10.00%) NETGEAR
7 4 (8.00%) IBM
7 4 (8.00%) Remedy
8 3 (6.00%) Cisco
8 3 (6.00%) EMC
9 2 (4.00%) arcserve
9 2 (4.00%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.00%) Citrix
10 1 (2.00%) Extreme Networks