Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 August 2020 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 96 104 138
Rank change year-on-year +8 +34 -29
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 14 77 60
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.73% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.32% 12.71% 8.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 47 35
Median daily rate £210 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -50.59% +4.94% -7.43%
10th Percentile £73 £250 £172
90th Percentile £290 £560 £583
England median daily rate £435 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +2.35% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 5
Median hourly rate £19.00 £14.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -30.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £16.70 £13.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £31.90 £14.50 £46.75
England median hourly rate £35.00 £25.67 £20.50
% change year-on-year +36.35% +25.22% -14.05%

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 263 606 688
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.66% 13.64% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 333 398
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -
10th Percentile £224 £200 £204
90th Percentile £638 £593 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 18 53
Median hourly rate £35.00 £15.25 £17.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.51% -12.03% +3.49%
10th Percentile £15.24 £12.00 £11.64
90th Percentile £47.04 £47.50 £30.81
Median hourly rate £34.90 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +48.49% +17.50% +10.50%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing TCP/IP as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in the West Midlands

TCP/IP
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing TCP/IP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +9 7 £275 -35.29% 4
Shropshire +19 3 £75 -86.96%
Coventry +37 2 - - 1
Worcestershire +14 2 £210 -44.00% 1
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 6 August 2020, 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 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) LAN
3 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 4 (28.57%) WAN
4 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
4 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (28.57%) VPN
4 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 4 (28.57%) Office 365
4 4 (28.57%) Public Sector
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
5 3 (21.43%) SCCM
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) Internet
5 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
5 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (14.29%) Service Management
6 2 (14.29%) ITIL
6 2 (14.29%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) 3G
6 2 (14.29%) MPLS
6 2 (14.29%) Cisco
6 2 (14.29%) ITSM
6 2 (14.29%) Project Management
6 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
6 2 (14.29%) CCNA

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 1 (7.14%) Documentum
1 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 4 (28.57%) Office 365
2 2 (14.29%) Azure
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
2 4 (28.57%) Ethernet
2 4 (28.57%) VPN
2 4 (28.57%) WAN
3 3 (21.43%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) Internet
3 3 (21.43%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (14.29%) 3G
4 2 (14.29%) MPLS
4 2 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (14.29%) Skype
4 2 (14.29%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) BGP
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) DSL
5 1 (7.14%) EIGRP
5 1 (7.14%) HTTP
5 1 (7.14%) OSPF
5 1 (7.14%) SSL
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Git (software)
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 1 (7.14%) Law
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Desktop Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) IT Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Junior
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Network Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) NHS
2 1 (7.14%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 10
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Server
3 2 (14.29%) Linux
3 2 (14.29%) Mac OS
3 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (7.14%) AIX
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) Unix
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (14.29%) ITIL
1 2 (14.29%) ITSM
1 2 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
1 2 (14.29%) Project Management
1 2 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (7.14%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.14%) Change Management
2 1 (7.14%) Communications Security
2 1 (7.14%) Content Management
2 1 (7.14%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (7.14%) DevOps
2 1 (7.14%) Migration
2 1 (7.14%) Network Management
2 1 (7.14%) Process Management
2 1 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow
2 1 (7.14%) Workflow Management
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (7.14%) BC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (7.14%) CCIP
2 1 (7.14%) CCNP
2 1 (7.14%) ECDL
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Ansible
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
2 1 (7.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (7.14%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (7.14%) HP
3 1 (7.14%) Juniper
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Pega
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
3 1 (7.14%) VMware