Period
to 20 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 69 61 74
Rank change year-on-year -8 +13 -3
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 49 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.94% 2.66% 2.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 24.87% 17.99% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 19 23
Wales median daily rate £400 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -9.64% +13.70%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £483 £469 £475
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 4
Wales median hourly rate £16.25 £24.75 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.34% +83.33% -55.00%
10th Percentile £12.88 £11.53 £12.75
90th Percentile £18.63 £36.34 £20.03
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £18.70 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.97% -49.46% +105.56%

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 197 189 233
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 11.83% 14.79% 16.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 120 164
Wales median daily rate £421 £350 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.36% -10.83% +14.60%
10th Percentile £221 £140 £181
90th Percentile £556 £475 £488
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Wales median hourly rate £15.00 £25.70 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.62% +37.04% +85.19%
10th Percentile £9.71 £11.53 £10.95
90th Percentile £19.75 £44.66 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.27% -16.89% +2.27%

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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 47 £400 +6.67% 19
North Wales - 2 £285 - 1
TCP/IP
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 23 (46.94%) Linux
2 18 (36.73%) DNS
3 17 (34.69%) VoIP
4 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (28.57%) Wireless
6 13 (26.53%) Red Hat
6 13 (26.53%) Ansible
6 13 (26.53%) DevOps
7 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
7 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (22.45%) Java
7 11 (22.45%) Windows
8 10 (20.41%) C
8 10 (20.41%) SNMP
8 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
9 9 (18.37%) Firewall
9 9 (18.37%) LAN
9 9 (18.37%) Self-Motivation
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
10 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
10 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
10 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
11 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
11 7 (14.29%) Middleware
11 7 (14.29%) Cisco
11 7 (14.29%) VPN
11 7 (14.29%) HTTP
11 7 (14.29%) JBoss

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 (14.29%) Apache
1 7 (14.29%) JBoss
2 5 (10.20%) Skype for Business
3 4 (8.16%) Confluence
4 3 (6.12%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.08%) IIS
5 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.04%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (12.24%) Office 365
3 4 (8.16%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (8.16%) IaaS
3 4 (8.16%) PaaS
4 2 (4.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (4.08%) NuGet
4 2 (4.08%) Serverless
5 1 (2.04%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (36.73%) DNS
2 17 (34.69%) VoIP
3 14 (28.57%) Wireless
4 10 (20.41%) SNMP
5 9 (18.37%) Firewall
5 9 (18.37%) LAN
6 7 (14.29%) HTTP
6 7 (14.29%) VPN
7 6 (12.24%) BGP
7 6 (12.24%) iSCSI
7 6 (12.24%) MPLS
7 6 (12.24%) OSPF
7 6 (12.24%) SAN
8 5 (10.20%) Skype
9 4 (8.16%) DHCP
9 4 (8.16%) tcpdump
9 4 (8.16%) WAN
10 3 (6.12%) SSH
11 2 (4.08%) Internet
11 2 (4.08%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.16%) Apache Hive
2 4 (8.16%) Big Data
2 4 (8.16%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (2.04%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.04%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 6 (12.24%) Maven
1 6 (12.24%) Sonatype Nexus
2 5 (10.20%) Git (software)
2 5 (10.20%) Jenkins
2 5 (10.20%) Rational DOORS
3 4 (8.16%) JIRA
4 3 (6.12%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.12%) GCC
5 2 (4.08%) Artifactory
5 2 (4.08%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (10.20%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Manufacturing
3 2 (4.08%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (20.41%) Software Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Linux Engineer
2 8 (16.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 8 (16.33%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (14.29%) C Software Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded C Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded C Software Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Architect
4 6 (12.24%) Embedded Linux Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Embedded Linux Software Engineer
4 6 (12.24%) Systems Architect
5 5 (10.20%) Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (10.20%) Support Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (8.16%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (8.16%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Unix Linux Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.29%) J2EE
1 7 (14.29%) Middleware
2 3 (6.12%) LDAP
2 3 (6.12%) OAuth
3 2 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (4.08%) Stripes Framework
4 1 (2.04%) POSIX
4 1 (2.04%) REST
4 1 (2.04%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.04%) Clustering
4 1 (2.04%) Cyber Defence
4 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (46.94%) Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 11 (22.45%) Windows
3 7 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (12.24%) Windows 7
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 6 (12.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (10.20%) Unix
6 2 (4.08%) Debian
6 2 (4.08%) Ubuntu
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.61%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (26.53%) DevOps
3 10 (20.41%) Software Engineering
4 8 (16.33%) Load Balancing
5 7 (14.29%) Model-Based Systems Engineering
5 7 (14.29%) Systems Engineering
6 6 (12.24%) Configuration Management
6 6 (12.24%) Ergonomics
6 6 (12.24%) Human Factors
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL
6 6 (12.24%) Requirements Management
7 4 (8.16%) Change Management
7 4 (8.16%) JVM Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (8.16%) Service Delivery
7 4 (8.16%) Test Automation
7 4 (8.16%) Waterfall
8 3 (6.12%) High Availability
8 3 (6.12%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.12%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (22.45%) Java
2 10 (20.41%) C
3 7 (14.29%) SQL
4 5 (10.20%) Python
5 3 (6.12%) Perl
5 3 (6.12%) Shell Script
6 2 (4.08%) C++
6 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
6 2 (4.08%) R
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C
7 1 (2.04%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 11 (22.45%) SC Cleared
1 11 (22.45%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (6.12%) CCNP
5 2 (4.08%) CCNA
5 2 (4.08%) ISTQB
5 2 (4.08%) MCITP
5 2 (4.08%) MCSE
6 1 (2.04%) Degree
6 1 (2.04%) ISEB
6 1 (2.04%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.04%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.16%) QA
System Software
1 8 (16.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.16%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) iptables
2 4 (8.16%) NFS
2 4 (8.16%) Terminal Services
3 2 (4.08%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.04%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.04%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (26.53%) Ansible
2 6 (12.24%) Puppet
3 4 (8.16%) Kubernetes
3 4 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (6.12%) PTC Integrity
5 2 (4.08%) Terraform
6 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.04%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (26.53%) Red Hat
2 8 (16.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (14.29%) Cisco
4 6 (12.24%) Oracle
5 5 (10.20%) Palo Alto
6 4 (8.16%) HP
6 4 (8.16%) VMware
7 3 (6.12%) Cloudera
7 3 (6.12%) PTC
8 2 (4.08%) Aruba
8 2 (4.08%) EMC
8 2 (4.08%) Hortonworks
8 2 (4.08%) NETGEAR
8 2 (4.08%) Remedy
8 2 (4.08%) Veeam
9 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.04%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.04%) Juniper
9 1 (2.04%) McAfee
9 1 (2.04%) Sophos