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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 559 541 562
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +21
Contract jobs citing IPv4 19 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.036% 0.058% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.24% 0.43% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 16 6
Average daily rate
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£448 £460 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.71% +67.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £298 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £190.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+660.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+660.00% -23.07%
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
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 +12 11 £495 +4.76% 8
South East +4 5 £400 - 4
South West -45 2 - - 1
West Midlands - - - -
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (66.67%) Firewall
2 27 (60.00%) IPv6
3 24 (53.33%) Cisco
3 24 (53.33%) Windows
4 19 (42.22%) LAN
5 18 (40.00%) DNS
6 16 (35.56%) WAN
7 14 (31.11%) DHCP
7 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
7 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
8 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
8 13 (28.89%) ITIL
9 11 (24.44%) SQL
9 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
9 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
10 10 (22.22%) F5
10 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
10 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
10 10 (22.22%) VPN
11 9 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (20.00%) VMware
12 8 (17.78%) BGP
12 8 (17.78%) IBM
12 8 (17.78%) IIS
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (17.78%) VLAN
13 7 (15.56%) WSUS
13 7 (15.56%) Network Load Balancing
13 7 (15.56%) McAfee ePO

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (17.78%) IIS
3 1 (2.22%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.22%) IBM Connections
3 1 (2.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (66.67%) Firewall
2 27 (60.00%) IPv6
3 19 (42.22%) LAN
4 18 (40.00%) DNS
5 16 (35.56%) WAN
6 14 (31.11%) DHCP
6 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
7 10 (22.22%) VPN
8 8 (17.78%) BGP
8 8 (17.78%) VLAN
9 7 (15.56%) Network Security
9 7 (15.56%) VoIP
10 6 (13.33%) OSPF
10 6 (13.33%) SAN
10 6 (13.33%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (11.11%) Ethernet
12 4 (8.89%) VRRP
12 4 (8.89%) DSL
12 4 (8.89%) SDH
12 4 (8.89%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) MySQL
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (15.56%) GDB
2 2 (4.44%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.22%) MSI
General
1 6 (13.33%) Back Office
2 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.44%) Russian Language
3 1 (2.22%) Czech Language
3 1 (2.22%) German Language
3 1 (2.22%) Electronics
3 1 (2.22%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (15.56%) Architect
2 6 (13.33%) Developer
2 6 (13.33%) Server Engineer
2 6 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 5 (11.11%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) Network Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (8.89%) Programmer
4 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.89%) Network Design Architect
4 4 (8.89%) C Developer
4 4 (8.89%) C Programmer
4 4 (8.89%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.67%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) HTML
2 2 (4.44%) JMS
2 2 (4.44%) Ajax
2 2 (4.44%) Spring
2 2 (4.44%) JPA
3 1 (2.22%) HTML5
3 1 (2.22%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) iPad
2 6 (13.33%) Statistics
3 4 (8.89%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (6.67%) PKI
5 2 (4.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.22%) Telematics
6 1 (2.22%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
6 1 (2.22%) AS400
6 1 (2.22%) CESG
6 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2012
2 8 (17.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (13.33%) Windows XP
3 6 (13.33%) Windows 2000
4 4 (8.89%) Linux
5 3 (6.67%) UNIX
6 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) HPUX
6 1 (2.22%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (28.89%) ITIL
2 7 (15.56%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (13.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (11.11%) Network Design
4 5 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (11.11%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.89%) Project Management
5 4 (8.89%) Network Planning
5 4 (8.89%) Software Engineering
6 3 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (4.44%) Process Management
7 2 (4.44%) Validation
7 2 (4.44%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.44%) Software Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Use Case
8 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (2.22%) Data Architecture
8 1 (2.22%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 7 (15.56%) PowerShell
2 7 (15.56%) C
3 5 (11.11%) VBScript
3 5 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 3 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (4.44%) C++
5 2 (4.44%) Java
6 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.22%) Korn
6 1 (2.22%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) SC Cleared
1 11 (24.44%) Security Cleared
2 7 (15.56%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (11.11%) MCP
3 5 (11.11%) CCIE
3 5 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.89%) MCSE
5 2 (4.44%) CCNP
5 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 2 (4.44%) ISEB
5 2 (4.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.44%) Degree
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.22%) MCTS
6 1 (2.22%) JNCIE
6 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.22%) PMP
6 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 13 (28.89%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) ISA Server
4 4 (8.89%) vSphere
5 1 (2.22%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.22%) Squid
5 1 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (15.56%) WSUS
1 7 (15.56%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (13.33%) DameWare
2 6 (13.33%) OpenView
2 6 (13.33%) OVSD
3 5 (11.11%) SCCM
4 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 24 (53.33%) Cisco
2 14 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (22.22%) F5
4 9 (20.00%) HP
4 9 (20.00%) VMware
5 8 (17.78%) IBM
6 7 (15.56%) Citrix
6 7 (15.56%) McAfee
6 7 (15.56%) Apple
7 6 (13.33%) Clearswift
7 6 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (13.33%) Nokia
8 5 (11.11%) Juniper
9 4 (8.89%) Symantec
9 4 (8.89%) Avaya
10 3 (6.67%) Oracle
11 2 (4.44%) NetApp
11 2 (4.44%) EMC
12 1 (2.22%) Altiris
12 1 (2.22%) Isilon
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