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 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 78 112 101
Rank change year-on-year +34 -11  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 38 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.67% 0.68% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.84% 6.14% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 4 4
Median daily rate £450 £340 £253
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.35% +34.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £225 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £294
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £325
% change year-on-year +12.67% +9.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 7
Median hourly rate £23.95 £24.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.24% -5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £14.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.90 £33.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year -2.50% +19.61%  

TCP/IP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing TCP/IP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands.

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

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +27 9 £500 +14.28%
Birmingham +4 8 £525 +112.12% 10
Warwickshire - 8 £400 -
Worcestershire +2 5 £275 - 1
Coventry - 5 £125 - 3
Solihull - 2 - - 3
Staffordshire - 1 £325 - 3
TCP/IP
England

TCP/IP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 52 (62.65%) Linux
2 50 (60.24%) HTTP
3 36 (43.37%) Windows
4 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (38.55%) Git (software)
5 32 (38.55%) SSL
6 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
7 30 (36.14%) DevOps
8 29 (34.94%) Configuration Management
9 28 (33.73%) Puppet
10 27 (32.53%) Python
11 26 (31.33%) Open Source
12 25 (30.12%) MongoDB
12 25 (30.12%) DNS
12 25 (30.12%) Ansible
12 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
13 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
14 23 (27.71%) Subversion
14 23 (27.71%) Ruby
14 23 (27.71%) Unix
15 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
16 19 (22.89%) Java
17 18 (21.69%) Firewall
17 18 (21.69%) Salt
18 17 (20.48%) Cybersecurity
18 17 (20.48%) PostgreSQL
18 17 (20.48%) PHP
18 17 (20.48%) Web Services
18 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
18 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS

TCP/IP
Top Related 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 (15.66%) Apache
2 12 (14.46%) JBoss
2 12 (14.46%) WebLogic
3 9 (10.84%) IIS
3 9 (10.84%) nginx
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle Application Server
3 9 (10.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (7.23%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (2.41%) CMS
7 1 (1.20%) MindAlign
Applications
1 4 (4.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 17 (20.48%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.23%) GitHub
2 6 (7.23%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.61%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (3.61%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.61%) Route 53
3 3 (3.61%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.20%) IaaS
4 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.20%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (60.24%) HTTP
2 32 (38.55%) SSL
3 25 (30.12%) DNS
4 18 (21.69%) Firewall
5 14 (16.87%) WAN
6 13 (15.66%) LAN
7 9 (10.84%) VPN
8 7 (8.43%) LDAP
8 7 (8.43%) Network Security
9 6 (7.23%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (7.23%) DHCP
9 6 (7.23%) SNMP
9 6 (7.23%) Wireless
10 5 (6.02%) BGP
10 5 (6.02%) Ethernet
10 5 (6.02%) OSPF
11 4 (4.82%) Internet
11 4 (4.82%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.61%) MPLS
13 2 (2.41%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.12%) MongoDB
2 17 (20.48%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (19.28%) MySQL
4 10 (12.05%) Relational Database
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database 10g
5 9 (10.84%) Oracle Database 11g
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Server
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (10.84%) SQL Server 2008
6 6 (7.23%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.61%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (1.20%) Big Data
8 1 (1.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 32 (38.55%) Git (software)
2 31 (37.35%) Jenkins
3 23 (27.71%) Subversion
4 16 (19.28%) Selenium
5 10 (12.05%) JUnit
6 9 (10.84%) IntelliJ
7 7 (8.43%) Apache Ivy
7 7 (8.43%) ClearCase
7 7 (8.43%) ClearQuest
7 7 (8.43%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (7.23%) Ant
8 6 (7.23%) Cucumber
8 6 (7.23%) Gatling
8 6 (7.23%) Grunt
8 6 (7.23%) gulp
8 6 (7.23%) Karma Test Runner
8 6 (7.23%) Sublime Text
9 4 (4.82%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (3.61%) Eclipse
11 2 (2.41%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (8.43%) Finance
2 4 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.41%) Automotive
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Electronics
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (24.10%) Analyst
2 10 (12.05%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (10.84%) Developer
3 9 (10.84%) Scala Developer
4 7 (8.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 7 (8.43%) Security Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Oracle Support Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) SQL Support Analyst
5 6 (7.23%) Support Analyst
6 5 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.02%) DevOps Specialist
6 5 (6.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 3 (3.61%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) Information Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) Security Specialist
7 3 (3.61%) WebOps Engineer
8 2 (2.41%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.48%) Web Services
2 9 (10.84%) SAML
3 6 (7.23%) AngularJS
3 6 (7.23%) Gherkin
3 6 (7.23%) jQuery
3 6 (7.23%) Node.js
3 6 (7.23%) Servlets
4 4 (4.82%) 802.1X
4 4 (4.82%) XML
5 3 (3.61%) Akka
5 3 (3.61%) CSS
5 3 (3.61%) EJB
5 3 (3.61%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (3.61%) HTML
5 3 (3.61%) J2EE
5 3 (3.61%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.61%) Play Framework
5 3 (3.61%) Sensu
5 3 (3.61%) SOAP
5 3 (3.61%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) PKI
2 4 (4.82%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.41%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.41%) User Experience
5 1 (1.20%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.20%) RIA
5 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (62.65%) Linux
2 36 (43.37%) Windows
3 23 (27.71%) Unix
4 12 (14.46%) Windows Server
5 7 (8.43%) AIX
5 7 (8.43%) Apple iOS
6 6 (7.23%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.61%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.41%) VxWorks
8 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.20%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.20%) Solaris
9 1 (1.20%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (40.96%) Continuous Integration
2 30 (36.14%) DevOps
3 29 (34.94%) Configuration Management
4 26 (31.33%) Open Source
5 24 (28.92%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (20.48%) Cybersecurity
7 15 (18.07%) Web Operations
8 9 (10.84%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (10.84%) Identity Access Management
8 9 (10.84%) SIEM
9 8 (9.64%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (7.23%) Analytics
10 6 (7.23%) Automated Testing
11 5 (6.02%) Information Security
11 5 (6.02%) ITIL
12 4 (4.82%) Target Operating Model
12 4 (4.82%) Use Case
13 3 (3.61%) Malware Detection/Protection
13 3 (3.61%) Microservices
13 3 (3.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.53%) Python
2 23 (27.71%) Ruby
3 19 (22.89%) Java
4 17 (20.48%) PHP
5 13 (15.66%) SQL
6 11 (13.25%) C#
7 9 (10.84%) Scala
8 7 (8.43%) Perl
8 7 (8.43%) PL/SQL
9 6 (7.23%) Groovy
9 6 (7.23%) Haskell
9 6 (7.23%) JavaScript
10 4 (4.82%) C
11 3 (3.61%) Bash Shell
12 2 (2.41%) Embedded C
13 1 (1.20%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.20%) C++
13 1 (1.20%) MATLAB
13 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 20 (24.10%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.48%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
5 4 (4.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (4.82%) CCNA
6 3 (3.61%) CCNP
7 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.20%) CCIE
8 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.20%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.20%) MCITP
8 1 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (1.20%) MCSA
8 1 (1.20%) MCSE
8 1 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (10.84%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.61%) Docker
3 2 (2.41%) Firmware
3 2 (2.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.20%) NFS
4 1 (1.20%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (33.73%) Puppet
2 25 (30.12%) Ansible
2 25 (30.12%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (21.69%) Salt
4 9 (10.84%) Kibana
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle Identity Management
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle Identity Manager
5 6 (7.23%) Grafana
6 3 (3.61%) collectd
6 3 (3.61%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 3 (3.61%) logstash
6 3 (3.61%) Nexpose
6 3 (3.61%) StatsD
6 3 (3.61%) Terraform
7 2 (2.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 17 (20.48%) Rackspace
2 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.05%) Cisco
4 9 (10.84%) Intel Security
4 9 (10.84%) Oracle
5 6 (7.23%) Google
6 4 (4.82%) Juniper
6 4 (4.82%) VMware
7 3 (3.61%) Adobe
7 3 (3.61%) ArcSight
7 3 (3.61%) Blue Coat
7 3 (3.61%) F5
7 3 (3.61%) GFI Software
7 3 (3.61%) LogRhythm
7 3 (3.61%) Rapid7
7 3 (3.61%) SaltStack
7 3 (3.61%) Sourcefire
7 3 (3.61%) Symantec
7 3 (3.61%) TippingPoint
7 3 (3.61%) webMethods
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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