Period
to 9 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 9 December 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 107 136 128
Rank change year-on-year +29 -8 +13
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 65 71 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.76% 1.38% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.83% 11.60% 7.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 33 34
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £400 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% -11.11% +16.13%
10th Percentile £157 £142 £149
90th Percentile £596 £575 £530
England median daily rate £400 £413 £425
% change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -45.16% -14.48%
10th Percentile £12.30 £13.66 £10.50
90th Percentile £19.70 £17.65 £42.40
England median hourly rate £28.17 £25.00 £20.12
% change year-on-year +12.68% +24.25% -39.94%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 600 612 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.24% 11.86% 15.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 370 467
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £197 £190 £161
90th Percentile £575 £538 £500
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 37 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £17.34 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.72% -36.96% +69.23%
10th Percentile £12.35 £10.59 £10.73
90th Percentile £48.75 £33.00 £45.73
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 6 months to 9 December 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
Birmingham +14 26 £325 +8.33% 9
Shropshire +52 15 £435 -8.90% 6
Coventry +7 9 £325 -23.53% 2
Worcestershire -2 3 £375 - 5
Staffordshire +22 2 £219 - 6
Warwickshire +1 1 - - 7
Dudley - 1 £275 -
Halesowen - 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 31 (47.69%) Windows
2 24 (36.92%) DNS
3 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
3 23 (35.38%) Configuration Management
4 22 (33.85%) DevOps
5 21 (32.31%) Firewall
5 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
5 21 (32.31%) Linux
6 18 (27.69%) Java
6 18 (27.69%) HTTP
6 18 (27.69%) AWS
7 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
8 16 (24.62%) Puppet
8 16 (24.62%) SSL
8 16 (24.62%) DHCP
9 14 (21.54%) VMware
10 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
10 13 (20.00%) PHP
10 13 (20.00%) J2EE
10 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
11 12 (18.46%) Apache
11 12 (18.46%) Migration
12 11 (16.92%) Python
12 11 (16.92%) Ubuntu
12 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2013
12 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (16.92%) Terraform
13 10 (15.38%) Public Sector
13 10 (15.38%) Ansible
13 10 (15.38%) Windows 10

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 13 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (18.46%) Apache
3 11 (16.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (9.23%) nginx
5 6 (9.23%) Tomcat
6 4 (6.15%) IIS
7 3 (4.62%) Confluence
7 3 (4.62%) JBoss
7 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.08%) Jetty
8 2 (3.08%) Mongrel
8 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
8 2 (3.08%) WebSphere
9 1 (1.54%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 10 (15.38%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.08%) assyst
2 1 (1.54%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) AWS
2 10 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
3 9 (13.85%) Office 365
4 8 (12.31%) Azure
5 6 (9.23%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 6 (9.23%) Amazon S3
5 6 (9.23%) CloudFront
5 6 (9.23%) Route 53
5 6 (9.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (7.69%) GCP
6 5 (7.69%) GitHub
7 4 (6.15%) Google Analytics
7 4 (6.15%) Google App Engine
8 2 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (3.08%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.54%) IaaS
9 1 (1.54%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (36.92%) DNS
2 21 (32.31%) Firewall
3 18 (27.69%) HTTP
4 16 (24.62%) DHCP
4 16 (24.62%) SSL
5 10 (15.38%) Internet
5 10 (15.38%) LAN
6 9 (13.85%) VPN
6 9 (13.85%) WAN
7 5 (7.69%) IPsec
7 5 (7.69%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (6.15%) FTP
9 3 (4.62%) Unified Communications
9 3 (4.62%) VLAN
9 3 (4.62%) Wireless
10 2 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (3.08%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.54%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.54%) MPLS
11 1 (1.54%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.23%) Amazon RDS
1 6 (9.23%) MySQL
2 5 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.15%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.62%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 7 (10.77%) Git (software)
3 6 (9.23%) Selenium
4 5 (7.69%) Ant
4 5 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 5 (7.69%) IntelliJ
5 4 (6.15%) Gatling
5 4 (6.15%) GitLab
5 4 (6.15%) Grunt
5 4 (6.15%) gulp
5 4 (6.15%) JIRA
5 4 (6.15%) JUnit
5 4 (6.15%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (6.15%) Sublime Text
6 3 (4.62%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.08%) Travis CI
8 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.54%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (15.38%) Public Sector
2 3 (4.62%) German Language
3 2 (3.08%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Automotive
4 1 (1.54%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 15 (23.08%) DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Linux Engineer
2 10 (15.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps
3 8 (12.31%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 8 (12.31%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (9.23%) Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Windows Engineer
5 5 (7.69%) Analyst
5 5 (7.69%) Exchange Migration Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) Exchange Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) Migration Specialist
5 5 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) Help Desk Analyst
6 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.15%) IT Support
7 3 (4.62%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.00%) J2EE
2 10 (15.38%) .NET
3 6 (9.23%) LAMP
3 6 (9.23%) LEMP Stack
3 6 (9.23%) RabbitMQ
3 6 (9.23%) Servlets
4 5 (7.69%) AngularJS
4 5 (7.69%) jQuery
4 5 (7.69%) JSON
5 4 (6.15%) CSS
5 4 (6.15%) Gherkin
5 4 (6.15%) Hibernate
5 4 (6.15%) Node.js
5 4 (6.15%) Play Framework
5 4 (6.15%) REST
5 4 (6.15%) SOAP
5 4 (6.15%) Spring
5 4 (6.15%) XML
6 3 (4.62%) HTML
6 3 (4.62%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.08%) Clustering
2 2 (3.08%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.54%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (1.54%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (47.69%) Windows
2 21 (32.31%) Linux
3 11 (16.92%) Ubuntu
4 10 (15.38%) Windows 10
5 9 (13.85%) Windows 7
6 7 (10.77%) Windows Server
7 6 (9.23%) CentOS
7 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (6.15%) Unix
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (6.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.62%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (3.08%) Mac OS
10 2 (3.08%) Windows NT
10 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.54%) OpenVMS
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (35.38%) Configuration Management
2 22 (33.85%) DevOps
3 17 (26.15%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (18.46%) Migration
5 9 (13.85%) ITIL
6 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (12.31%) Open Source
6 8 (12.31%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (10.77%) Microservices
8 6 (9.23%) Load Balancing
8 6 (9.23%) Service Delivery
9 5 (7.69%) Email Filtering
9 5 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 5 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (7.69%) Product Management
9 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
9 5 (7.69%) Web Filtering
10 4 (6.15%) Analytics
10 4 (6.15%) ITIL V3
10 4 (6.15%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (27.69%) Java
2 13 (20.00%) PHP
3 11 (16.92%) Python
4 10 (15.38%) PowerShell
5 7 (10.77%) Bash Shell
6 5 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 5 (7.69%) Scala
7 4 (6.15%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) Groovy
7 4 (6.15%) Haskell
7 4 (6.15%) Perl
7 4 (6.15%) Ruby
8 3 (4.62%) SQL
9 2 (3.08%) C
9 2 (3.08%) C++
Qualifications
1 10 (15.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (13.85%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (6.15%) Degree
5 3 (4.62%) CCNA
5 3 (4.62%) MCSA
5 3 (4.62%) MCSE
5 3 (4.62%) RHCE
5 3 (4.62%) RHCSA
6 2 (3.08%) CCNP
6 2 (3.08%) MCP
7 1 (1.54%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.54%) ECDL
7 1 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) SLA
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 21 (32.31%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.77%) Hyper-V
2 7 (10.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (7.69%) Docker
4 3 (4.62%) PowerDNS
4 3 (4.62%) vSphere
4 3 (4.62%) Xen
5 1 (1.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.54%) LXC
5 1 (1.54%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (24.62%) Puppet
2 11 (16.92%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (16.92%) Terraform
3 10 (15.38%) Ansible
4 6 (9.23%) HAProxy
5 5 (7.69%) Grafana
5 5 (7.69%) SCCM
6 4 (6.15%) Kibana
7 3 (4.62%) NetBackup
8 2 (3.08%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.54%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.54%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
9 1 (1.54%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.54%) Prometheus
9 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
9 1 (1.54%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (35.38%) Microsoft
2 14 (21.54%) VMware
3 8 (12.31%) Google
4 7 (10.77%) Cisco
4 7 (10.77%) Citrix
5 6 (9.23%) Dell
6 5 (7.69%) Veeam
7 4 (6.15%) Adobe
8 3 (4.62%) McAfee
8 3 (4.62%) Nimble Storage
8 3 (4.62%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.62%) Splunk
8 3 (4.62%) webMethods
9 2 (3.08%) DocuSign
9 2 (3.08%) Palo Alto
9 2 (3.08%) Sophos
10 1 (1.54%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.54%) CommVault
10 1 (1.54%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) Mitel