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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 552 483 515
Rank change year-on-year
-69 +32
Contract jobs citing IPv4 27 68 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.054% 0.15% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 1.07% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 40 7
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£413 £484 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.68% +51.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £248 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £530 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £335
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 -
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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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 24 December 2014. 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
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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
South West -27 10 £450 +18.81%
North West -10 8 - - 1
South East -29 5 £348 +148.57% 1
London -12 3 £585 +13.59% 2
East of England -11 1 - - 2
Yorkshire -15 1 - - 4
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
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UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 30 (65.22%) Cisco
1 30 (65.22%) IPv6
2 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (50.00%) OSPF
4 20 (43.48%) BGP
4 20 (43.48%) Firewall
4 20 (43.48%) VPN
5 18 (39.13%) CCIE
6 17 (36.96%) Juniper
6 17 (36.96%) WAN
7 16 (34.78%) Linux
7 16 (34.78%) LAN
7 16 (34.78%) MPLS
8 15 (32.61%) CCNP
9 14 (30.43%) Ethernet
10 13 (28.26%) Windows
10 13 (28.26%) VRRP
10 13 (28.26%) VLAN
10 13 (28.26%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (26.09%) HSRP
11 12 (26.09%) CCNA
12 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
12 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
13 10 (21.74%) Network Security
13 10 (21.74%) CCIP
13 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
14 8 (17.39%) BT
14 8 (17.39%) VMware
14 8 (17.39%) Network Design
14 8 (17.39%) L2TP

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 1 (2.17%) IIS
1 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
1 1 (2.17%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (65.22%) IPv6
2 23 (50.00%) OSPF
3 20 (43.48%) BGP
3 20 (43.48%) VPN
3 20 (43.48%) Firewall
4 17 (36.96%) WAN
5 16 (34.78%) LAN
5 16 (34.78%) MPLS
6 14 (30.43%) Ethernet
7 13 (28.26%) VRRP
7 13 (28.26%) VLAN
7 13 (28.26%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (26.09%) HSRP
9 10 (21.74%) Network Security
10 8 (17.39%) BT 21CN
10 8 (17.39%) Junos
10 8 (17.39%) L2TP
10 8 (17.39%) RSVP
10 8 (17.39%) Broadband
11 7 (15.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) GDB
2 2 (4.35%) Eclipse
2 2 (4.35%) GCC
3 1 (2.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.17%) MSI
General
1 10 (21.74%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (4.35%) Russian Language
4 1 (2.17%) Billing
4 1 (2.17%) Czech Language
4 1 (2.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (21.74%) Architect
2 8 (17.39%) Implementation Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Operations Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) IP Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Network Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Network Architect
4 6 (13.04%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.70%) Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Network Design Architect
5 4 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
6 2 (4.35%) Designer
6 2 (4.35%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) C++ Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Analyst Developer
7 1 (2.17%) Team Leader
7 1 (2.17%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.52%) STL
2 2 (4.35%) Web Services
2 2 (4.35%) JMS
2 2 (4.35%) Spring
2 2 (4.35%) Ajax
2 2 (4.35%) JPA
2 2 (4.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 1 (2.17%) OLE
3 1 (2.17%) XML
3 1 (2.17%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Cryptography
2 4 (8.70%) iPad
3 2 (4.35%) Replication
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
3 2 (4.35%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
4 1 (2.17%) CESG
4 1 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.17%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 16 (34.78%) Linux
2 13 (28.26%) Windows
3 8 (17.39%) UNIX
4 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Windows XP
6 3 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.39%) Network Design
2 5 (10.87%) ITIL
2 5 (10.87%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.70%) DevOps
3 4 (8.70%) Network Management
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
3 4 (8.70%) Network Planning
4 3 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (6.52%) Business Development
5 2 (4.35%) Load Balancing
5 2 (4.35%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
5 2 (4.35%) Time Management
5 2 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (4.35%) Scrum
5 2 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (4.35%) TDD
6 1 (2.17%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.87%) C++
2 3 (6.52%) SQL
2 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
3 2 (4.35%) VBScript
3 2 (4.35%) Python
3 2 (4.35%) Java
3 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 2 (4.35%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (52.17%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (39.13%) CCIE
3 15 (32.61%) CCNP
4 12 (26.09%) CCNA
5 11 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 11 (23.91%) SC Cleared
6 10 (21.74%) CCIP
7 8 (17.39%) JNCIA
7 8 (17.39%) JNCIP
8 6 (13.04%) Degree
9 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 2 (4.35%) JNCIS
10 1 (2.17%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (2.17%) MCP
10 1 (2.17%) MCSE
10 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.17%) PMP
10 1 (2.17%) PMI Certification
10 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.70%) SLA
2 1 (2.17%) QA
2 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.17%) ProxySG
3 1 (2.17%) Squid
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) WSUS
1 4 (8.70%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (4.35%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.35%) SCCM
3 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 30 (65.22%) Cisco
2 17 (36.96%) Juniper
3 8 (17.39%) BT
3 8 (17.39%) VMware
4 5 (10.87%) McAfee
5 4 (8.70%) F5
5 4 (8.70%) Apple
5 4 (8.70%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) ProCurve
7 2 (4.35%) Nokia
7 2 (4.35%) Brocade
7 2 (4.35%) Tandberg
8 1 (2.17%) SevOne
8 1 (2.17%) EMC
8 1 (2.17%) Avaya
8 1 (2.17%) IBM
8 1 (2.17%) Oracle
8 1 (2.17%) SAP