The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 414 393 388
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -5
Contract jobs citing IPv4 5 26 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.10% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.16% 0.86% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 24 5
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£585 £516 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.31% +65.20%
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £275 £269
% change year-on-year
+26.54% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%
IPv4
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3079 3035 3124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.88% 12.15% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 2103 1999 1976
Average daily rate £388 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 97 146
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -1.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £39.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in London

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPv4 across the London region.

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in London

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the London region over the 3 months to 21 November 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
City of London +2 1 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
IPv4
England

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 14 (70.00%) Cisco
3 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (45.00%) DNS
4 9 (45.00%) ITIL
4 9 (45.00%) VLAN
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
5 8 (40.00%) LAN
5 8 (40.00%) DHCP
5 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (40.00%) IPv6
5 8 (40.00%) CCIE
5 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (40.00%) OSPF
5 8 (40.00%) BGP
6 7 (35.00%) SAN
6 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
6 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (35.00%) Network Design
7 6 (30.00%) VMware
7 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (30.00%) F5
7 6 (30.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) HP
8 5 (25.00%) VPN
8 5 (25.00%) Nokia
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) SCCM
9 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
9 4 (20.00%) Network Planning

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 1 (5.00%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 18 (90.00%) Firewall
2 9 (45.00%) VLAN
2 9 (45.00%) DNS
3 8 (40.00%) IPv6
3 8 (40.00%) OSPF
3 8 (40.00%) BGP
3 8 (40.00%) LAN
3 8 (40.00%) DHCP
4 7 (35.00%) SAN
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) VPN
7 4 (20.00%) MPLS
7 4 (20.00%) DSL
7 4 (20.00%) GGSN
7 4 (20.00%) SGSN
7 4 (20.00%) ISDN
7 4 (20.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (20.00%) SDH
7 4 (20.00%) VoIP
7 4 (20.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Back Office
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Russian Language
3 1 (5.00%) Czech Language
3 1 (5.00%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Architect
2 6 (30.00%) Solutions Architect
3 5 (25.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (20.00%) Network Design Architect
5 3 (15.00%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support Officer
6 1 (5.00%) Technical Support
6 1 (5.00%) Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Statistics
2 1 (5.00%) Data Integration
2 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) AS400
2 1 (5.00%) Replication
2 1 (5.00%) Clustering
2 1 (5.00%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (15.00%) Windows 2000
2 3 (15.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (45.00%) ITIL
2 7 (35.00%) Network Design
3 4 (20.00%) Network Planning
3 4 (20.00%) Project Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (15.00%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (10.00%) Load Balancing
6 1 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (5.00%) Data Architecture
6 1 (5.00%) Change Management
6 1 (5.00%) Migration
6 1 (5.00%) TOGAF
6 1 (5.00%) Logistics
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 1 (5.00%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (40.00%) CCIE
3 4 (20.00%) MCP
3 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (15.00%) CCNP
5 2 (10.00%) CCNA
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) CCIP
6 1 (5.00%) PMP
6 1 (5.00%) PMI Certification
6 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (5.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (20.00%) vSphere
4 3 (15.00%) ISA Server
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) Squid
5 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (25.00%) SCCM
2 4 (20.00%) Backup Exec
3 3 (15.00%) OVSD
3 3 (15.00%) OpenView
3 3 (15.00%) DameWare
4 1 (5.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 14 (70.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 6 (30.00%) F5
4 5 (25.00%) Nokia
4 5 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (20.00%) Avaya
5 4 (20.00%) Juniper
5 4 (20.00%) IBM
5 4 (20.00%) Symantec
6 3 (15.00%) Clearswift
6 3 (15.00%) CheckPoint
7 2 (10.00%) Brocade
8 1 (5.00%) Altiris
8 1 (5.00%) Oracle
8 1 (5.00%) SAP
8 1 (5.00%) NetApp
8 1 (5.00%) EMC