The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 546 535 538
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing IPv4 35 50 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.075% 0.11% 0.073%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.72% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 26 19
Average daily rate £400 £300 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £285 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £285 £420
% change year-on-year
+22.80% -32.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
6725 6978 6207
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.47% 14.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4025 3903 3286
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 300 419 366
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.75 £19.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% +23.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the England region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +5 12 £488 -0.51% 4
South East +10 9 £375 +26.05% 6
Yorkshire -19 6 £311 +9.21% 2
North West -18 4 £600 +47.23% 2
South West -7 2 - - 1
West Midlands -19 1 £455 - 1
East Midlands - 1 £250 -
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 47 (77.05%) Firewall
2 43 (70.49%) Cisco
2 43 (70.49%) IPv6
3 33 (54.10%) VPN
4 31 (50.82%) VMware
5 29 (47.54%) OSPF
6 28 (45.90%) MPLS
6 28 (45.90%) LAN
6 28 (45.90%) WAN
7 27 (44.26%) BGP
8 23 (37.70%) Linux
9 22 (36.07%) DNS
10 20 (32.79%) Network Design
10 20 (32.79%) Data Centre
11 18 (29.51%) Windows
12 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
13 16 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
14 15 (24.59%) Juniper
14 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
14 15 (24.59%) Network Security
15 14 (22.95%) vSphere
15 14 (22.95%) IPsec
16 13 (21.31%) Migration
16 13 (21.31%) CCNP
16 13 (21.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
17 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
17 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
17 12 (19.67%) IBM
17 12 (19.67%) SQL

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.20%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (8.20%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.92%) Oracle Workflow
3 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (6.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (77.05%) Firewall
2 43 (70.49%) IPv6
3 33 (54.10%) VPN
4 29 (47.54%) OSPF
5 28 (45.90%) LAN
5 28 (45.90%) MPLS
5 28 (45.90%) WAN
6 27 (44.26%) BGP
7 22 (36.07%) DNS
8 15 (24.59%) Network Security
8 15 (24.59%) TCP/IP
9 14 (22.95%) IPsec
10 12 (19.67%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco IOS
11 11 (18.03%) Cisco Nexus
11 11 (18.03%) Wireless
12 10 (16.39%) DHCP
13 9 (14.75%) FabricPath
13 9 (14.75%) TRILL
14 7 (11.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (14.75%) SQL Server
3 3 (4.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.64%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.75%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 5 (8.20%) Manufacturing
3 5 (8.20%) Retail
4 4 (6.56%) Electronics
4 4 (6.56%) Marketing
5 3 (4.92%) Legal
6 2 (3.28%) Advertising
6 2 (3.28%) Military
7 1 (1.64%) Games
7 1 (1.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 23 (37.70%) Network Engineer
2 16 (26.23%) Architect
3 13 (21.31%) Designer
3 13 (21.31%) Network Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Data Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Data Centre Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Data Migration Architect
4 8 (13.11%) Migration Architect
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Infrastructure Designer
5 7 (11.48%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Security Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Network Designer
7 5 (8.20%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Cisco Network Architect
8 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (6.56%) Lead Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.64%) 802.1X
1 1 (1.64%) Web Services
1 1 (1.64%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 20 (32.79%) Data Centre
2 13 (21.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (18.03%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (14.75%) iSeries
5 3 (4.92%) PKI
6 2 (3.28%) Clustering
6 2 (3.28%) Computer Science
6 2 (3.28%) Replication
7 1 (1.64%) CCTV
7 1 (1.64%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.70%) Linux
2 18 (29.51%) Windows
3 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (14.75%) Windows Server
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 8
6 7 (11.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.64%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.64%) Unix
9 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.79%) Network Design
2 13 (21.31%) Migration
3 9 (14.75%) Network Architecture
4 6 (9.84%) Information Security
4 6 (9.84%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (9.84%) Workflow
5 4 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (6.56%) Change Management
5 4 (6.56%) DDoS Mitigation
5 4 (6.56%) Digital Marketing
5 4 (6.56%) E-Discovery
5 4 (6.56%) Load Balancing
5 4 (6.56%) Programme Management
5 4 (6.56%) Validation
6 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
7 2 (3.28%) High Availability
7 2 (3.28%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (3.28%) TOGAF
7 2 (3.28%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.67%) SQL
2 9 (14.75%) Lisp
3 3 (4.92%) Perl
4 2 (3.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.64%) C
5 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.64%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (26.23%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (21.31%) CCNP
3 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 7 (11.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (9.84%) CCIE
6 4 (6.56%) JNCIS
7 3 (4.92%) CCDP
7 3 (4.92%) CCNA
7 3 (4.92%) CCSA
7 3 (4.92%) CCSE
7 3 (4.92%) CISSP
7 3 (4.92%) GIAC
7 3 (4.92%) MCSE
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) CCIP
8 1 (1.64%) CCSP
8 1 (1.64%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.64%) JNCIA
8 1 (1.64%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (22.95%) vSphere
2 10 (16.39%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.39%) VMware ESX
3 7 (11.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (9.84%) XenApp
5 2 (3.28%) Firmware
5 2 (3.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (6.56%) EnCase
1 4 (6.56%) Nagios
2 2 (3.28%) SCCM
2 2 (3.28%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.64%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.64%) Netcool
Vendors
1 43 (70.49%) Cisco
2 31 (50.82%) VMware
3 17 (27.87%) Microsoft
4 16 (26.23%) CheckPoint
5 15 (24.59%) Juniper
6 12 (19.67%) IBM
7 9 (14.75%) Oracle
8 8 (13.11%) F5
9 7 (11.48%) Riverbed
10 6 (9.84%) Citrix
11 5 (8.20%) Palo Alto
12 4 (6.56%) Infoblox
12 4 (6.56%) SAP
13 3 (4.92%) HP
13 3 (4.92%) Meraki
13 3 (4.92%) SolarWinds
14 2 (3.28%) EMC
14 2 (3.28%) Red Hat
15 1 (1.64%) Alcatel-Lucent
15 1 (1.64%) Apple