The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 587 564 577
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Contract jobs citing IPv4 48 65 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.12% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 0.87% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 37 10
Median daily rate £400 £375 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £255 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £460 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+29.55% -21.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £189.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -80.68%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £189.00
% change year-on-year
+23.28% -80.68%
IPv4
UK

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

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7887 7492 7543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.66% 14.14% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4879 4355 4121
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 468 428
Median hourly rate £29.75 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.21% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.96 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.65 £47.83 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing IPv4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in England

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in England

IPv4
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv4 across the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

IPv4 Daily Rate Histogram in England

IPv4
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the England region.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Trend in England

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the England region over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
West Midlands -10 23 £400 - 2
London -29 9 £375 -6.25% 3
South East -6 8 £450 +30.90% 1
East of England +13 4 £300 +50.00%
South West +8 2 £412 -17.65% 1
North West - 2 £293 - 2
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 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 England region with a requirement for IPv4.

1 40 (52.63%) Cisco
2 37 (48.68%) Linux
2 37 (48.68%) Firewall
3 31 (40.79%) IPv6
4 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
5 28 (36.84%) VMware
6 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (31.58%) Windows
7 23 (30.26%) WAN
7 23 (30.26%) CCNP
8 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
9 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
9 21 (27.63%) Ethernet
10 19 (25.00%) VPN
10 19 (25.00%) Juniper
10 19 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (23.68%) vSphere
11 18 (23.68%) LAN
12 17 (22.37%) CheckPoint
13 16 (21.05%) BGP
13 16 (21.05%) MPLS
13 16 (21.05%) OSPF
14 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
15 14 (18.42%) Telecoms
15 14 (18.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (15.79%) C
17 12 (15.79%) C++
17 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.95%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.63%) Office 365
2 2 (2.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 37 (48.68%) Firewall
2 31 (40.79%) IPv6
3 23 (30.26%) WAN
4 21 (27.63%) Ethernet
5 19 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (25.00%) VPN
6 18 (23.68%) LAN
7 16 (21.05%) BGP
7 16 (21.05%) MPLS
7 16 (21.05%) OSPF
8 11 (14.47%) DHCP
9 10 (13.16%) SAN
9 10 (13.16%) SNMP
10 9 (11.84%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (11.84%) DNS
10 9 (11.84%) Network Security
11 8 (10.53%) IPsec
11 8 (10.53%) SSL
11 8 (10.53%) VoIP
12 7 (9.21%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.21%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.95%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.95%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.53%) ClearCase
1 8 (10.53%) CppUnit
2 6 (7.89%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.26%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.26%) Subversion
4 2 (2.63%) Automake
General
1 14 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.84%) Finance
3 3 (3.95%) Advertising
3 3 (3.95%) Legal
4 1 (1.32%) Electronics
4 1 (1.32%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (21.05%) Architect
2 13 (17.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) IT Engineer
3 7 (9.21%) Network Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Software Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (7.89%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.58%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (6.58%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (6.58%) Network Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Network Architect
5 5 (6.58%) Security Administrator
5 5 (6.58%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (10.53%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.26%) PostGIS
3 3 (3.95%) 802.1X
3 3 (3.95%) Web Services
4 1 (1.32%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (1.32%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.32%) WebKit
4 1 (1.32%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 22 (28.95%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.53%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.63%) iSeries
5 2 (2.63%) PKI
5 2 (2.63%) Replication
6 1 (1.32%) Digital TV
6 1 (1.32%) STB
Operating Systems
1 37 (48.68%) Linux
2 24 (31.58%) Windows
3 21 (27.63%) Windows Server
4 13 (17.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (14.47%) Unix
5 11 (14.47%) Windows 8
6 10 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (13.16%) Ubuntu
7 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (6.58%) Windows 7
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.32%) CentOS
10 1 (1.32%) Debian
10 1 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (14.47%) Network Design
2 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
3 9 (11.84%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (10.53%) Scrum
4 8 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.58%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (6.58%) Financial Modelling
7 4 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.26%) Information Security
7 4 (5.26%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (5.26%) Project Management
7 4 (5.26%) Service Design
8 3 (3.95%) Automated Testing
8 3 (3.95%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.95%) E-Discovery
8 3 (3.95%) Migration
8 3 (3.95%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.79%) C
1 12 (15.79%) C++
2 9 (11.84%) SQL
3 8 (10.53%) Shell Script
4 5 (6.58%) Python
5 4 (5.26%) Ruby
6 3 (3.95%) Go
6 3 (3.95%) Rust
6 3 (3.95%) Scala
7 2 (2.63%) Lisp
7 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.32%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.32%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.32%) Java
8 1 (1.32%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (31.58%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (30.26%) CCNP
3 14 (18.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (15.79%) Security Cleared
5 10 (13.16%) MCSE
5 10 (13.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (13.16%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.84%) MCSA
7 5 (6.58%) CISSP
8 4 (5.26%) CCNA
8 4 (5.26%) CCSA
8 4 (5.26%) CCSE
8 4 (5.26%) GIAC
9 3 (3.95%) CCIE
10 2 (2.63%) CLAS
11 1 (1.32%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.32%) QA
System Software
1 18 (23.68%) vSphere
2 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (13.16%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.53%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.53%) iptables
4 8 (10.53%) OpenSSH
5 6 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.32%) Firmware
7 1 (1.32%) Snort
7 1 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Nagios
1 5 (6.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 4 (5.26%) Puppet
2 4 (5.26%) SCCM
3 3 (3.95%) EnCase
3 3 (3.95%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.32%) SELinux
4 1 (1.32%) TrustSec
4 1 (1.32%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (52.63%) Cisco
2 29 (38.16%) Microsoft
3 28 (36.84%) VMware
4 19 (25.00%) Juniper
5 17 (22.37%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.84%) Oracle
7 8 (10.53%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) Avaya
9 5 (6.58%) Infoblox
9 5 (6.58%) Mitel
9 5 (6.58%) Nokia
10 4 (5.26%) Huawei
10 4 (5.26%) Remedy
11 3 (3.95%) BT
11 3 (3.95%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.95%) Extreme Networks
11 3 (3.95%) IBM
11 3 (3.95%) Mapinfo
11 3 (3.95%) Tellabs
11 3 (3.95%) Virgin Media