Period
to 26 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Worcestershire 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 26 May 2018 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)
West Midlands > Worcestershire
6 months to
26 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 12 9 21
Rank change year-on-year -3 +12 +4
Contract jobs citing TCP/IP 12 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 8.76% 8.54% 3.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 40.00% 30.43% 15.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 2
Worcestershire median daily rate £230 £238 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.16% -44.12% -
10th Percentile £170 £213 £413
90th Percentile £292 £303 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £290 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -27.50% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Worcestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% -20.00% +154.24%
10th Percentile £16.25 £29.00 £36.25
90th Percentile £19.75 £31.00 £38.75
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.75 £23.95 £21.50
% change year-on-year -21.71% +11.40% -17.31%

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 Worcestershire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Worcestershire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 30 23 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Worcestershire 21.90% 28.05% 23.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 23
Worcestershire median daily rate £230 £250 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -34.21% -10.59%
10th Percentile £171 £116 £208
90th Percentile £423 £410 £480
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
% change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Worcestershire median hourly rate £17.50 £30.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.67% +42.86% -47.50%
10th Percentile £16.25 £29.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £19.75 £42.20 £35.20
West Midlands median hourly rate £19.39 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +21.17% - -38.46%

TCP/IP
Job Vacancy Trend in Worcestershire

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

Job vacancy trend for TCP/IP in Worcestershire

TCP/IP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for TCP/IP in Worcestershire

TCP/IP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Worcestershire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for TCP/IP in Worcestershire

TCP/IP
Contract Job Locations in Worcestershire

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 Worcestershire region over the 6 months to 26 May 2018. 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
Redditch - 7 - - 2
Worcester -1 5 £230 -16.36% 2
TCP/IP
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 2018, 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 Worcestershire region with a requirement for TCP/IP.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 11 (91.67%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
3 7 (58.33%) DMARC
4 6 (50.00%) Sun
4 6 (50.00%) Solaris
4 6 (50.00%) SMTP
5 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 5 (41.67%) SNMP
5 5 (41.67%) Compaq
5 5 (41.67%) Dell
6 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
6 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
7 3 (25.00%) DHCP
8 2 (16.67%) Change Management
8 2 (16.67%) Firewall
8 2 (16.67%) Citrix
8 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (16.67%) SQL
8 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
8 2 (16.67%) MCSE
8 2 (16.67%) SharePoint

TCP/IP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Worcestershire 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 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) DMARC
3 6 (50.00%) SMTP
4 5 (41.67%) SNMP
5 3 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (16.67%) Firewall
6 2 (16.67%) Unified Communications
6 2 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
6 2 (16.67%) VPN
7 1 (8.33%) Internet
7 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 2 (16.67%) Back Office
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Data Centre Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Data Technician
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Installations Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Data Centre Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Project Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Solaris
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Data Centre Operations
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
2 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Task Automation
3 1 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 2 (16.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) CCNA
1 2 (16.67%) CCNP
1 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
1 2 (16.67%) MCITP
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (16.67%) KVM
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (50.00%) Sun
3 5 (41.67%) Compaq
3 5 (41.67%) Dell
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (16.67%) VMware
5 1 (8.33%) Aerohive Networks