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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 584 590 587
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -3
Contract jobs citing IPv4 42 61 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.12% 0.036%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.83% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 38 6
Median daily rate £391 £370 £448
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -17.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £243 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.63 £43.78 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -76.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £43.78 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-34.61% -76.95%
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
7577 7307 7875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 15.41% 13.86% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 4242 4433
Median daily rate £400 £382 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.71% +1.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 371 506 446
Median hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

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

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 September 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 +1 21 £400 - 1
London -10 12 £375 -4.09% 1
South East +3 5 £450 +16.12% 1
North West +23 3 £293 +42.68%
East of England +12 1 £300 +64.38%
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 (53.33%) Cisco
2 35 (46.67%) Firewall
3 34 (45.33%) Linux
4 32 (42.67%) IPv6
5 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
5 26 (34.67%) VMware
6 23 (30.67%) WAN
6 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
7 22 (29.33%) CCNP
7 22 (29.33%) Windows
8 20 (26.67%) Ethernet
8 20 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (26.67%) Data Centre
9 19 (25.33%) Windows Server
9 19 (25.33%) LAN
9 19 (25.33%) VPN
9 19 (25.33%) Juniper
10 18 (24.00%) MPLS
11 17 (22.67%) BGP
11 17 (22.67%) CheckPoint
12 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
12 16 (21.33%) OSPF
12 16 (21.33%) vSphere
13 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
14 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (17.33%) Telecoms
14 13 (17.33%) C
14 13 (17.33%) C++
15 12 (16.00%) DHCP
15 12 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 1 (1.33%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.33%) MS Office
2 2 (2.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (46.67%) Firewall
2 32 (42.67%) IPv6
3 23 (30.67%) WAN
4 20 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (26.67%) Ethernet
5 19 (25.33%) LAN
5 19 (25.33%) VPN
6 18 (24.00%) MPLS
7 17 (22.67%) BGP
8 16 (21.33%) OSPF
9 12 (16.00%) DHCP
10 11 (14.67%) SAN
11 10 (13.33%) DNS
11 10 (13.33%) Network Security
11 10 (13.33%) SNMP
12 9 (12.00%) TCP/IP
13 8 (10.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 8 (10.67%) IPsec
13 8 (10.67%) VoIP
14 7 (9.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (21.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.00%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (10.67%) ClearCase
1 8 (10.67%) CppUnit
2 6 (8.00%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.33%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.33%) Subversion
4 2 (2.67%) Automake
5 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (17.33%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.67%) Finance
3 4 (5.33%) Advertising
3 4 (5.33%) Legal
4 1 (1.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (21.33%) Architect
2 11 (14.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (12.00%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Embedded Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Software Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Technical Leader
5 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.67%) IT Support
5 5 (6.67%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Network Security Administrator
5 5 (6.67%) Telecoms Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 8 (10.67%) Regular Expression
2 6 (8.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (5.33%) PostGIS
4 2 (2.67%) OpenEmbedded
4 2 (2.67%) OpenGL
4 2 (2.67%) WebKit
4 2 (2.67%) Yocto
5 1 (1.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.67%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (8.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.67%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.67%) iSeries
5 2 (2.67%) PKI
5 2 (2.67%) Replication
5 2 (2.67%) STB
6 1 (1.33%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.33%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.33%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (45.33%) Linux
2 22 (29.33%) Windows
3 19 (25.33%) Windows Server
4 11 (14.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.33%) Ubuntu
6 9 (12.00%) Unix
6 9 (12.00%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.67%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (1.33%) CentOS
11 1 (1.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.33%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.67%) Network Design
3 10 (13.33%) Load Balancing
4 9 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (10.67%) Scrum
5 8 (10.67%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.00%) Change Management
6 6 (8.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.67%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (6.67%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (6.67%) Information Security
7 5 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (6.67%) Project Management
8 4 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.33%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (5.33%) E-Discovery
9 3 (4.00%) Automated Testing
9 3 (4.00%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (4.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.33%) C
1 13 (17.33%) C++
2 8 (10.67%) Shell Script
3 7 (9.33%) SQL
4 4 (5.33%) Python
4 4 (5.33%) Ruby
5 3 (4.00%) Go
5 3 (4.00%) Rust
5 3 (4.00%) Scala
6 2 (2.67%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.67%) Lisp
7 1 (1.33%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.33%) Java
7 1 (1.33%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (29.33%) CCNP
3 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
3 12 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (13.33%) MCSE
4 10 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (13.33%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.00%) MCSA
6 6 (8.00%) CISSP
7 5 (6.67%) CCNA
7 5 (6.67%) CCSA
7 5 (6.67%) CCSE
7 5 (6.67%) GIAC
8 2 (2.67%) CCIE
8 2 (2.67%) CLAS
9 1 (1.33%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.33%) QA
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) vSphere
2 14 (18.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (12.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (10.67%) iptables
5 8 (10.67%) OpenSSH
6 6 (8.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (8.00%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.33%) Active Directory
7 1 (1.33%) Firmware
7 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.33%) Snort
7 1 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (8.00%) Nagios
2 5 (6.67%) SCCM
2 5 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.33%) EnCase
3 4 (5.33%) Puppet
4 3 (4.00%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.33%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.33%) SELinux
5 1 (1.33%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.33%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (53.33%) Cisco
2 26 (34.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (34.67%) VMware
3 19 (25.33%) Juniper
4 17 (22.67%) CheckPoint
5 7 (9.33%) F5
5 7 (9.33%) Nokia
5 7 (9.33%) Oracle
6 6 (8.00%) Avaya
6 6 (8.00%) Infoblox
7 5 (6.67%) Huawei
7 5 (6.67%) Mitel
8 4 (5.33%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.00%) BT
9 3 (4.00%) Ericsson
9 3 (4.00%) Extreme Networks
9 3 (4.00%) IBM
9 3 (4.00%) Mapinfo
9 3 (4.00%) Remedy
9 3 (4.00%) Virgin Media