Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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.

Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 128 141 126
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -39
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 56 79 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.17% 1.27% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.18% 9.23% 7.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 43 21
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.00% +31.58% -5.00%
10th Percentile £154 £167 £145
90th Percentile £530 £548 £488
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 14 9
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.67 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.81% +80.00% +5.46%
10th Percentile £10.50 £19.75 £12.80
90th Percentile £42.18 £38.75 £27.76
England median hourly rate £22.00 £36.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year -38.89% +107.73% -7.33%

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 780 856 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.28% 13.78% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 442 306
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £189 £215
90th Percentile £504 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 42 62
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.52 £10.76
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £41.61
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +13 22 £463 -7.50% 3
Shropshire +17 14 £334 -27.76% 2
Coventry +16 8 £100 -69.23% 2
Warwickshire -7 5 £350 -
Staffordshire +8 1 £350 +7.69% 3
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 26 (46.43%) SSL
2 25 (44.64%) HTTP
2 25 (44.64%) Linux
3 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (35.71%) Windows
5 19 (33.93%) Python
6 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
6 18 (32.14%) Puppet
6 18 (32.14%) DevOps
7 17 (30.36%) Open Source
7 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
8 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 16 (28.57%) Java
8 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
8 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
9 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
10 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
11 13 (23.21%) Ruby
11 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (23.21%) Ansible
12 12 (21.43%) Web Operations
12 12 (21.43%) Subversion
12 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
13 11 (19.64%) Web Services
13 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
14 10 (17.86%) Salt
14 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
14 10 (17.86%) ITIL
14 10 (17.86%) MySQL
14 10 (17.86%) PHP

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 7 (12.50%) Apache
1 7 (12.50%) nginx
2 6 (10.71%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (10.71%) JBoss
2 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
3 5 (8.93%) IBM Notes
4 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.14%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.36%) Tomcat
6 2 (3.57%) Mule
7 1 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
3 6 (10.71%) Office 365
3 6 (10.71%) SaaS
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon S3
4 5 (8.93%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (8.93%) IaaS
4 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (8.93%) PaaS
4 5 (8.93%) Route 53
4 5 (8.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (7.14%) GitHub
6 3 (5.36%) Akamai
6 3 (5.36%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 26 (46.43%) SSL
2 25 (44.64%) HTTP
3 9 (16.07%) DNS
3 9 (16.07%) Firewall
4 8 (14.29%) Wireless
5 7 (12.50%) VPN
5 7 (12.50%) WAN
6 6 (10.71%) Internet
7 5 (8.93%) Network Security
8 4 (7.14%) ICMP
8 4 (7.14%) LAN
8 4 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (5.36%) BGP
9 3 (5.36%) BIG-IP
9 3 (5.36%) EIGRP
9 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
9 3 (5.36%) IPsec
9 3 (5.36%) MPLS
9 3 (5.36%) OSPF
9 3 (5.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.79%) MongoDB
2 10 (17.86%) MySQL
2 10 (17.86%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
4 6 (10.71%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (3.57%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.57%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.79%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 18 (32.14%) Git (software)
2 16 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 12 (21.43%) Subversion
4 6 (10.71%) IntelliJ
4 6 (10.71%) Selenium
5 4 (7.14%) Eclipse
5 4 (7.14%) JUnit
6 3 (5.36%) Ant
6 3 (5.36%) Cucumber
6 3 (5.36%) Gatling
6 3 (5.36%) Grunt
6 3 (5.36%) gulp
6 3 (5.36%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (5.36%) Sublime Text
7 2 (3.57%) Maven
8 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (5.36%) Automotive
2 2 (3.57%) Electronics
3 1 (1.79%) Back Office
3 1 (1.79%) Finance
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (19.64%) WebOps Engineer
2 7 (12.50%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Scala Developer
3 6 (10.71%) Support Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 5 (8.93%) Network Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Embedded Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) SharePoint Consultant
6 3 (5.36%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Web Services
2 8 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (14.29%) REST
3 6 (10.71%) JSON
3 6 (10.71%) Sensu
3 6 (10.71%) SOAP
3 6 (10.71%) Spring
3 6 (10.71%) XML
4 4 (7.14%) CSS
4 4 (7.14%) EJB
4 4 (7.14%) Hibernate
4 4 (7.14%) HTML
4 4 (7.14%) HTML5
4 4 (7.14%) J2EE
4 4 (7.14%) J2SE
4 4 (7.14%) LEMP Stack
4 4 (7.14%) Middleware
4 4 (7.14%) Play Framework
5 3 (5.36%) FastCGI
5 3 (5.36%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.36%) Client/Server
1 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.57%) Computer Science
2 2 (3.57%) Cyber Attack
2 2 (3.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 2 (3.57%) Driving Licence
2 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (3.57%) Infotainment
2 2 (3.57%) NHS
2 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
2 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.79%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.79%) Interactive TV
3 1 (1.79%) Public Cloud
3 1 (1.79%) RIA
3 1 (1.79%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.79%) Video\Live Streaming
3 1 (1.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Linux
2 20 (35.71%) Windows
3 9 (16.07%) Unix
4 6 (10.71%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.71%) Windows XP
5 5 (8.93%) Windows Server
6 3 (5.36%) Ubuntu
6 3 (5.36%) VxWorks
7 2 (3.57%) AIX
7 2 (3.57%) Android
7 2 (3.57%) HPUX
7 2 (3.57%) Solaris
7 2 (3.57%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (32.14%) DevOps
3 17 (30.36%) Configuration Management
3 17 (30.36%) Open Source
4 16 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (21.43%) Web Operations
6 10 (17.86%) ITIL
6 10 (17.86%) Test Automation
7 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
7 7 (12.50%) Process Architecture
8 6 (10.71%) Microservices
9 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
9 5 (8.93%) OO
9 5 (8.93%) Regression Testing
9 5 (8.93%) Software Engineering
10 4 (7.14%) Migration
10 4 (7.14%) Scrum
11 3 (5.36%) OOP
11 3 (5.36%) Refactoring
11 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (33.93%) Python
2 16 (28.57%) Java
3 13 (23.21%) Ruby
4 10 (17.86%) PHP
5 7 (12.50%) C
5 7 (12.50%) SQL
6 6 (10.71%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.71%) Perl
6 6 (10.71%) Scala
7 5 (8.93%) Groovy
8 4 (7.14%) C#
8 4 (7.14%) Embedded C
8 4 (7.14%) Go
9 3 (5.36%) C++
9 3 (5.36%) Haskell
9 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (19.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.93%) CCNP
3 5 (8.93%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (5.36%) CCIE
4 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (3.57%) CCNA
5 2 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 2 (3.57%) MCP
5 2 (3.57%) MCSE
6 1 (1.79%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.79%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.79%) ECDL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.79%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (16.07%) Active Directory
1 9 (16.07%) Docker
2 2 (3.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (32.14%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Ansible
2 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (17.86%) Salt
4 9 (16.07%) Kibana
5 7 (12.50%) Terraform
6 6 (10.71%) collectd
6 6 (10.71%) logstash
6 6 (10.71%) StatsD
7 4 (7.14%) SCOM
8 3 (5.36%) Grafana
8 3 (5.36%) Nagios
9 1 (1.79%) Backup Exec
9 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 1 (1.79%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.07%) HP
2 9 (16.07%) Rackspace
3 6 (10.71%) webMethods
4 5 (8.93%) CheckPoint
4 5 (8.93%) Cisco
4 5 (8.93%) Dell
4 5 (8.93%) Lotus
4 5 (8.93%) Palo Alto
4 5 (8.93%) SaltStack
4 5 (8.93%) VMware
5 4 (7.14%) Google
6 3 (5.36%) AppDynamics
6 3 (5.36%) Capita
6 3 (5.36%) F5
6 3 (5.36%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.36%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.36%) Juniper
6 3 (5.36%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.57%) WSO2