Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 71 37
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34 +37
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 59 20 53
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.79% 1.71% 4.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.89% 14.29% 23.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 16 31
Wales median daily rate £350 £310 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.90% -25.30% +10.67%
10th Percentile £313 £218 £343
90th Percentile £488 £488 £594
UK median daily rate £413 £408 £388
% change year-on-year +1.23% +5.16% +6.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Wales median hourly rate £12.00 - £13.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.36 £21.50
% change year-on-year -22.00% +13.30% +24.06%

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 237 140 224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 15.22% 12.00% 19.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 97 126
Wales median daily rate £400 £275 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -30.38% +12.86%
10th Percentile £258 £148 £211
90th Percentile £566 £475 £556
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £20.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -32.12% +117.11%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.50 £11.88
90th Percentile £42.00 £39.72 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%

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 20 September 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 20 September 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 +11 59 £350 +12.90% 16
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 31 (52.54%) Linux
2 25 (42.37%) DNS
3 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
3 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
4 18 (30.51%) DevOps
4 18 (30.51%) Red Hat
4 18 (30.51%) Windows
5 17 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (27.12%) Ansible
6 16 (27.12%) C
6 16 (27.12%) Java
7 15 (25.42%) VoIP
7 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (25.42%) Self-Motivation
8 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
8 14 (23.73%) Requirements Management
9 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
9 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
9 13 (22.03%) SNMP
10 12 (20.34%) HTTP
10 12 (20.34%) Internet
10 12 (20.34%) J2EE
10 12 (20.34%) Unix
10 12 (20.34%) JBoss
10 12 (20.34%) Apache
10 12 (20.34%) Middleware
10 12 (20.34%) Rational DOORS
11 11 (18.64%) Continuous Improvement
11 11 (18.64%) UML

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 12 (20.34%) Apache
1 12 (20.34%) JBoss
2 5 (8.47%) Confluence
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.39%) IIS
6 1 (1.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Project
1 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) IaaS
2 3 (5.08%) NuGet
2 3 (5.08%) Office 365
2 3 (5.08%) PaaS
3 2 (3.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 25 (42.37%) DNS
2 15 (25.42%) VoIP
3 13 (22.03%) SNMP
4 12 (20.34%) HTTP
4 12 (20.34%) Internet
5 6 (10.17%) DHCP
6 5 (8.47%) Firewall
6 5 (8.47%) tcpdump
6 5 (8.47%) VPN
6 5 (8.47%) Wireless
7 4 (6.78%) SAN
7 4 (6.78%) SSH
8 2 (3.39%) LAN
8 2 (3.39%) WAN
9 1 (1.69%) ADSL
9 1 (1.69%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.69%) Intranet
9 1 (1.69%) IPsec
9 1 (1.69%) ISDN
9 1 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.25%) SQL Server
2 4 (6.78%) Apache Hive
2 4 (6.78%) Big Data
2 4 (6.78%) Hadoop
3 2 (3.39%) MySQL
4 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (1.69%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 14 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 12 (20.34%) Rational DOORS
3 10 (16.95%) Eclipse
3 10 (16.95%) GCC
3 10 (16.95%) Maven
4 9 (15.25%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 5 (8.47%) JIRA
7 4 (6.78%) Rational Quality Manager
7 4 (6.78%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (5.08%) Vagrant
9 2 (3.39%) Ant
9 2 (3.39%) Artifactory
9 2 (3.39%) Hudson
9 2 (3.39%) Subversion
General
1 5 (8.47%) Military
2 4 (6.78%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (20.34%) Software Engineer
1 12 (20.34%) Systems Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Integration Engineer
2 11 (18.64%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 11 (18.64%) Systems Administrator
2 11 (18.64%) Systems Integration Engineer
3 6 (10.17%) Administrator
3 6 (10.17%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 5 (8.47%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.47%) Unix Systems Administrator
4 5 (8.47%) Verification Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) C Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Embedded C Software Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Verification Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.34%) J2EE
1 12 (20.34%) Middleware
2 4 (6.78%) POSIX
3 3 (5.08%) Apache Axis
3 3 (5.08%) LDAP
4 2 (3.39%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (3.39%) OAuth
4 2 (3.39%) Stripes Framework
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.42%) Self-Motivation
2 5 (8.47%) Cyber Defence
3 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (5.08%) CESG
3 3 (5.08%) PKI
4 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.69%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 31 (52.54%) Linux
2 18 (30.51%) Windows
3 17 (28.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 12 (20.34%) Unix
5 7 (11.86%) Windows Server
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.08%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.69%) Debian
9 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) DevOps
2 15 (25.42%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (23.73%) Requirements Management
4 13 (22.03%) Load Balancing
4 13 (22.03%) Software Engineering
5 11 (18.64%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (18.64%) UML
6 10 (16.95%) Validation
7 8 (13.56%) Customer Requirements
7 8 (13.56%) Project Management
8 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
8 7 (11.86%) Test Automation
8 7 (11.86%) Test Strategy
9 6 (10.17%) Data Development
9 6 (10.17%) JVM Tuning
9 6 (10.17%) Mentoring
9 6 (10.17%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (10.17%) Software Testing
9 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
9 6 (10.17%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) C
1 16 (27.12%) Java
2 10 (16.95%) SQL
3 6 (10.17%) Shell Script
4 4 (6.78%) Perl
4 4 (6.78%) Python
5 2 (3.39%) C++
5 2 (3.39%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.39%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.39%) R
6 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 21 (35.59%) SC Cleared
1 21 (35.59%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.86%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (10.17%) CCNA
3 6 (10.17%) ISTQB
3 6 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.08%) MCSA
5 1 (1.69%) CCNP
5 1 (1.69%) Degree
5 1 (1.69%) ISEB
5 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.69%) MCITP
5 1 (1.69%) MCSE
5 1 (1.69%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) QA
System Software
1 8 (13.56%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) Docker
2 5 (8.47%) iptables
3 4 (6.78%) NFS
3 4 (6.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
4 3 (5.08%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (27.12%) Ansible
2 7 (11.86%) Puppet
3 4 (6.78%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.08%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (5.08%) NetBackup
4 3 (5.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.51%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.17%) EMC
3 6 (10.17%) Oracle
4 5 (8.47%) VMware
5 4 (6.78%) IBM
5 4 (6.78%) McAfee
5 4 (6.78%) Remedy
6 3 (5.08%) Cloudera
6 3 (5.08%) HP
6 3 (5.08%) Symantec
7 2 (3.39%) Aruba
7 2 (3.39%) Hortonworks
7 2 (3.39%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.69%) Brocade
8 1 (1.69%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.69%) Meraki
8 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.69%) Sophos
8 1 (1.69%) Veeam