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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK / England
Rank 530 572 547
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -25
Contract jobs citing IPv4 49 40 52
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.084% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.58% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 27
Median daily rate £375 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £255 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £590 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +20.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £36.00

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
6241 6916 7226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.90% 14.50% 15.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3931 4152 4004
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 328 296 431
Median hourly rate £21.00 £27.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.63% +15.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.80 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
London +41 29 £413 -15.38% 1
South East +16 9 £375 - 1
East of England +9 6 £220 -37.14% 2
South West +17 4 £264 -
North West +20 1 £350 -41.66%
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 46 (67.65%) IPv6
2 44 (64.71%) Firewall
3 41 (60.29%) Cisco
4 32 (47.06%) Network Security
5 29 (42.65%) OSPF
6 27 (39.71%) BGP
6 27 (39.71%) DNS
7 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (35.29%) MPLS
8 23 (33.82%) TCP/IP
8 23 (33.82%) VPN
9 22 (32.35%) Windows
9 22 (32.35%) VMware
10 21 (30.88%) Linux
10 21 (30.88%) LAN
11 20 (29.41%) Ethernet
11 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (26.47%) WAN
12 18 (26.47%) CCNP
13 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
14 16 (23.53%) CCNA
14 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
14 16 (23.53%) Wireless
14 16 (23.53%) Network Design
15 15 (22.06%) VLAN
15 15 (22.06%) Juniper
15 15 (22.06%) DHCP
16 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
17 12 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
17 12 (17.65%) Nagios

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 6 (8.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.41%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.41%) nginx
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.47%) Apache
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
5 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (8.82%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (10.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.88%) GitHub
5 3 (4.41%) Office 365
6 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 46 (67.65%) IPv6
2 44 (64.71%) Firewall
3 32 (47.06%) Network Security
4 29 (42.65%) OSPF
5 27 (39.71%) BGP
5 27 (39.71%) DNS
6 24 (35.29%) MPLS
7 23 (33.82%) TCP/IP
7 23 (33.82%) VPN
8 21 (30.88%) LAN
9 20 (29.41%) Ethernet
10 18 (26.47%) WAN
11 16 (23.53%) Wireless
12 15 (22.06%) DHCP
12 15 (22.06%) VLAN
13 13 (19.12%) Cisco Nexus
14 12 (17.65%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (17.65%) SSL
15 10 (14.71%) HTTP
16 9 (13.24%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
2 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.82%) Subversion
2 2 (2.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.94%) JUnit
2 2 (2.94%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.47%) JBehave
3 1 (1.47%) JMeter
3 1 (1.47%) Redmine
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (11.76%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Legal
3 6 (8.82%) Retail
4 5 (7.35%) Advertising
5 4 (5.88%) Military
6 3 (4.41%) Banking
6 3 (4.41%) Finance
7 1 (1.47%) Billing
7 1 (1.47%) Electronics
7 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 15 (22.06%) Network Engineer
2 14 (20.59%) Architect
3 10 (14.71%) Administrator
4 7 (10.29%) Network Architect
4 7 (10.29%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.82%) Information Security Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Network Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Network Security Administrator
5 6 (8.82%) Security Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 4 (5.88%) Network Designer
6 4 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) 802.1X
1 6 (8.82%) Java EE
2 4 (5.88%) Middleware
3 3 (4.41%) POSIX
3 3 (4.41%) Web Services
4 1 (1.47%) Core Data
4 1 (1.47%) J2EE
4 1 (1.47%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (1.47%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.47%) WebKit
4 1 (1.47%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (8.82%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.35%) STB
5 4 (5.88%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.88%) IPTV
5 4 (5.88%) Over-the-Top Content
5 4 (5.88%) Replication
5 4 (5.88%) Video on Demand
6 3 (4.41%) Clustering
6 3 (4.41%) PKI
7 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.94%) iSeries
7 2 (2.94%) MPEG
7 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.94%) Verilog
7 2 (2.94%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Windows
2 21 (30.88%) Linux
3 10 (14.71%) Unix
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server
4 9 (13.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.82%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.41%) Android
8 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.94%) VMS
10 1 (1.47%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.53%) Network Design
2 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.76%) Information Security
3 8 (11.76%) Network Management
4 7 (10.29%) Network Architecture
5 6 (8.82%) Configuration Management
5 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (8.82%) DDoS Mitigation
5 6 (8.82%) E-Discovery
5 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (8.82%) Project Management
6 5 (7.35%) ITIL
7 4 (5.88%) DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (5.88%) Load Testing
7 4 (5.88%) People Management
7 4 (5.88%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (5.88%) SOA
7 4 (5.88%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) Java
1 11 (16.18%) SQL
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 5 (7.35%) C
3 5 (7.35%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.94%) Lisp
4 2 (2.94%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) Tcl
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 24 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (26.47%) CCNP
3 16 (23.53%) CCNA
4 10 (14.71%) Security Cleared
5 7 (10.29%) CISSP
5 7 (10.29%) JNCIA
6 6 (8.82%) GIAC
6 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
7 5 (7.35%) CCIE
7 5 (7.35%) CCIP
8 4 (5.88%) JNCIE
9 3 (4.41%) CCSE
9 3 (4.41%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.94%) CCSA
10 2 (2.94%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.47%) CCDP
11 1 (1.47%) Degree
11 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.47%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 10 (14.71%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.82%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.88%) Docker
5 4 (5.88%) Firmware
5 4 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.94%) XenApp
6 2 (2.94%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Nagios
2 6 (8.82%) EnCase
3 5 (7.35%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.88%) Puppet
5 3 (4.41%) Graphite
6 2 (2.94%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.94%) OpenView
6 2 (2.94%) SCCM
7 1 (1.47%) Ansible
7 1 (1.47%) RANCID
Vendors
1 41 (60.29%) Cisco
2 22 (32.35%) VMware
3 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
4 15 (22.06%) Juniper
5 9 (13.24%) Infoblox
6 8 (11.76%) Huawei
7 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
7 7 (10.29%) Riverbed
8 6 (8.82%) Avaya
8 6 (8.82%) Dell
8 6 (8.82%) Fortinet
8 6 (8.82%) HP
8 6 (8.82%) Sophos
9 5 (7.35%) F5
10 4 (5.88%) Acronis
10 4 (5.88%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (5.88%) Altiris
10 4 (5.88%) Citrix
10 4 (5.88%) Meraki
10 4 (5.88%) Rackspace