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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 103 77
Rank change year-on-year +23 -26  
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 35 38 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 1.26% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.33% 9.48% 12.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 18 24
Median daily rate £413 £325 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.92% -4.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £411 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £340 £346
% change year-on-year +14.33% -1.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 8
Median hourly rate £16.00 £36.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.55% +56.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.70 £21.50 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £28.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £36.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -38.19% +100.00%  

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 309 401 362
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.24% 13.33% 14.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 215 211
Median daily rate £400 £358 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +5.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £487
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 35
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +26.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £9.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £28.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

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 22 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 22 June 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 +26 11 £500 +23.45% 1
Birmingham +15 10 £320 +23.67% 9
Coventry +15 6 £140 -56.92% 5
Warwickshire 0 1 - -
Staffordshire -1 1 - -
TCP/IP
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 44 (60.27%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Linux
3 37 (50.68%) HTTP
4 30 (41.10%) SSL
5 28 (38.36%) Python
6 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
7 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (32.88%) Java
8 23 (31.51%) Unix
9 22 (30.14%) Open Source
9 22 (30.14%) MongoDB
10 21 (28.77%) Configuration Management
11 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
12 19 (26.03%) Puppet
13 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
14 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
14 17 (23.29%) DevOps
15 16 (21.92%) Ruby
15 16 (21.92%) Apache
16 15 (20.55%) DNS
16 15 (20.55%) C#
17 14 (19.18%) SQL
18 13 (17.81%) WebLogic
18 13 (17.81%) Web Services
18 13 (17.81%) IntelliJ
18 13 (17.81%) JBoss
18 13 (17.81%) Scala
18 13 (17.81%) Selenium
19 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
19 12 (16.44%) Subversion

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 16 (21.92%) Apache
2 13 (17.81%) JBoss
2 13 (17.81%) WebLogic
3 7 (9.59%) nginx
3 7 (9.59%) Tomcat
4 6 (8.22%) IIS
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (6.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.37%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.37%) Mule
Applications
1 9 (12.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) Simulink
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (9.59%) GitHub
2 7 (9.59%) Google Analytics
3 2 (2.74%) Office 365
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.37%) IaaS
4 1 (1.37%) PaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Route 53
4 1 (1.37%) SaaS
4 1 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (50.68%) HTTP
2 30 (41.10%) SSL
3 15 (20.55%) DNS
4 12 (16.44%) Firewall
5 8 (10.96%) WAN
6 7 (9.59%) LAN
7 6 (8.22%) Wireless
8 5 (6.85%) DHCP
8 5 (6.85%) SNMP
8 5 (6.85%) VPN
9 4 (5.48%) FTP
9 4 (5.48%) ICMP
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (4.11%) Ethernet
10 3 (4.11%) Internet
10 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.74%) Network Security
11 2 (2.74%) VLAN
12 1 (1.37%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (1.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (30.14%) MongoDB
2 9 (12.33%) MySQL
2 9 (12.33%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (10.96%) NoSQL
4 7 (9.59%) Relational Database
5 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 10g
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Database 11g
6 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (6.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 25 (34.25%) Git (software)
2 17 (23.29%) Jenkins
3 13 (17.81%) IntelliJ
3 13 (17.81%) Selenium
4 12 (16.44%) Subversion
5 7 (9.59%) Ant
5 7 (9.59%) Cucumber
5 7 (9.59%) Eclipse
5 7 (9.59%) Gatling
5 7 (9.59%) Grunt
5 7 (9.59%) gulp
5 7 (9.59%) JUnit
5 7 (9.59%) Karma Test Runner
5 7 (9.59%) Sublime Text
6 4 (5.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (4.11%) XMLSpy
8 1 (1.37%) LabVIEW
8 1 (1.37%) Maven
8 1 (1.37%) MSI
8 1 (1.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (9.59%) Finance
2 3 (4.11%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Automotive
3 2 (2.74%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 13 (17.81%) Analyst
1 13 (17.81%) Developer
1 13 (17.81%) Scala Developer
2 5 (6.85%) Build Engineer
2 5 (6.85%) Consultant
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Analyst
2 5 (6.85%) Oracle Support Analyst
2 5 (6.85%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Analyst
2 5 (6.85%) SQL Support Analyst
2 5 (6.85%) Support Analyst
3 4 (5.48%) IT Engineer
3 4 (5.48%) Software Engineer
4 3 (4.11%) Architect
4 3 (4.11%) First Line Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (4.11%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (2.74%) Embedded Engineer
5 2 (2.74%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 2 (2.74%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.81%) Web Services
2 9 (12.33%) XML
3 8 (10.96%) JSON
3 8 (10.96%) REST
3 8 (10.96%) SOAP
3 8 (10.96%) Spring
4 7 (9.59%) AngularJS
4 7 (9.59%) CSS
4 7 (9.59%) EJB
4 7 (9.59%) Gherkin
4 7 (9.59%) Hibernate
4 7 (9.59%) HTML
4 7 (9.59%) HTML5
4 7 (9.59%) J2EE
4 7 (9.59%) J2SE
4 7 (9.59%) jQuery
4 7 (9.59%) Node.js
4 7 (9.59%) Play Framework
4 7 (9.59%) Servlets
5 6 (8.22%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.85%) PKI
2 4 (5.48%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.48%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.11%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.74%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.74%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.74%) NHS
4 2 (2.74%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.37%) Clustering
5 1 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.37%) RIA
5 1 (1.37%) SCADA
5 1 (1.37%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 44 (60.27%) Windows
2 42 (57.53%) Linux
3 23 (31.51%) Unix
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 10
4 9 (12.33%) Windows 7
4 9 (12.33%) Windows Server
5 7 (9.59%) Ubuntu
6 4 (5.48%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) VxWorks
8 1 (1.37%) AIX
8 1 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.37%) HPUX
8 1 (1.37%) Solaris
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.88%) Continuous Integration
2 22 (30.14%) Open Source
3 21 (28.77%) Configuration Management
4 18 (24.66%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (23.29%) DevOps
6 12 (16.44%) Test Automation
7 10 (13.70%) ITIL
8 9 (12.33%) Web Operations
9 8 (10.96%) Microservices
10 7 (9.59%) Analytics
11 6 (8.22%) Cybersecurity
12 5 (6.85%) Business Intelligence
12 5 (6.85%) Identity Access Management
12 5 (6.85%) OO
12 5 (6.85%) Unit Testing
13 4 (5.48%) Load Balancing
13 4 (5.48%) OOP
13 4 (5.48%) Refactoring
13 4 (5.48%) Reverse Engineering
13 4 (5.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 28 (38.36%) Python
2 24 (32.88%) Java
3 16 (21.92%) Ruby
4 15 (20.55%) C#
5 14 (19.18%) SQL
6 13 (17.81%) Scala
7 11 (15.07%) Perl
8 10 (13.70%) C
9 9 (12.33%) PHP
10 8 (10.96%) Groovy
11 7 (9.59%) Haskell
11 7 (9.59%) JavaScript
12 6 (8.22%) C++
12 6 (8.22%) PL/SQL
13 4 (5.48%) Go
14 2 (2.74%) Embedded C
14 2 (2.74%) PowerShell
15 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
15 1 (1.37%) MATLAB
15 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (10.96%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.48%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.11%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.37%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.37%) CCNA
5 1 (1.37%) CCNP
5 1 (1.37%) CCSA
5 1 (1.37%) CCSE
5 1 (1.37%) CWAP
5 1 (1.37%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.37%) Degree
5 1 (1.37%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.37%) ECDL
5 1 (1.37%) MCP
5 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 10 (13.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) Docker
3 2 (2.74%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (1.37%) Firmware
4 1 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (26.03%) Puppet
2 10 (13.70%) Ansible
2 10 (13.70%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (12.33%) Salt
4 8 (10.96%) Kibana
5 7 (9.59%) Grafana
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (6.85%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 2 (2.74%) Nexpose
7 2 (2.74%) SCCM
8 1 (1.37%) Backup Exec
8 1 (1.37%) collectd
8 1 (1.37%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.37%) logstash
8 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.37%) SCOM
8 1 (1.37%) SCOrch
8 1 (1.37%) StatsD
8 1 (1.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft
2 8 (10.96%) Oracle
2 8 (10.96%) Rackspace
2 8 (10.96%) webMethods
3 7 (9.59%) Adobe
3 7 (9.59%) Cisco
3 7 (9.59%) Google
4 4 (5.48%) Juniper
4 4 (5.48%) VMware
5 3 (4.11%) Blue Coat
5 3 (4.11%) Citrix
5 3 (4.11%) IBM
5 3 (4.11%) McAfee
5 3 (4.11%) SAP
5 3 (4.11%) Symantec
6 2 (2.74%) ArcSight
6 2 (2.74%) F5
6 2 (2.74%) GFI Software
6 2 (2.74%) Sourcefire
6 2 (2.74%) TippingPoint