The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 155 199 217
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +18
Contract jobs citing IPv4 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.057% 0.018% 0.016%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.46% 0.14% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate £350 £340 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £340
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
IPv4
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
432 736 727
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.37% 13.46% 11.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 325 539 512
Average daily rate £425 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 20
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £12.98 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £19.72 £33.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPv4 across the City of London region.

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IPv4 also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IPv4.

1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) F5
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
3 1 (33.33%) CCIE
3 1 (33.33%) CCSP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SSL
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Python
3 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (33.33%) Broadband
3 1 (33.33%) LAN

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing IPv4 also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IPv4. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) BGP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 3 (100.00%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) IPv6
2 2 (66.67%) Multicast
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (33.33%) Frame Relay
3 1 (33.33%) GLBP
3 1 (33.33%) HSRP
3 1 (33.33%) IOS XR
3 1 (33.33%) IPsec
3 1 (33.33%) NX-OS
3 1 (33.33%) PuTTY
3 1 (33.33%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (33.33%) Unified Communications
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Design Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Network Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Network Design
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Network Management
2 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (33.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 1 (33.33%) Java
1 1 (33.33%) Korn
1 1 (33.33%) Python
1 1 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) CCNP
2 1 (33.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Snort
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (33.33%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) EMC
3 1 (33.33%) Forcepoint
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) VMware