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 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 428 422 432
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing IPv4 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.017% 0.022% 0.017%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.13% 0.17% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £375 £420 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +9.09%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £334
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -
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
2966 3005 2821
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.89% 13.40% 12.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 2051 1910 1852
Average daily rate £425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 88 89
Average hourly rate £22.00 £23.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.38% +17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.46 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £50.00 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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
City of London +43 2 £350 +2.94% 4
IPv4
England

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 14 (87.50%) Cisco
1 14 (87.50%) IPv6
2 12 (75.00%) MPLS
2 12 (75.00%) BGP
2 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
3 11 (68.75%) Network Design
3 11 (68.75%) VPN
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
4 9 (56.25%) Migration
5 8 (50.00%) Linux
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) LAN
6 7 (43.75%) WAN
6 7 (43.75%) OSPF
6 7 (43.75%) IBM
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
7 6 (37.50%) IPsec
7 6 (37.50%) Juniper
7 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
7 6 (37.50%) Network Architecture
7 6 (37.50%) IOS XR
8 5 (31.25%) iSeries
8 5 (31.25%) FabricPath
8 5 (31.25%) TRILL
8 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (31.25%) Lisp
8 5 (31.25%) Retail
9 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Office
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) IPv6
2 12 (75.00%) BGP
2 12 (75.00%) MPLS
3 11 (68.75%) VPN
4 9 (56.25%) Firewall
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) LAN
6 7 (43.75%) OSPF
6 7 (43.75%) WAN
7 6 (37.50%) IOS XR
7 6 (37.50%) IPsec
8 5 (31.25%) FabricPath
8 5 (31.25%) TRILL
9 4 (25.00%) Broadband
9 4 (25.00%) Network Security
10 2 (12.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (12.50%) HTTP
10 2 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Retail
2 3 (18.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Architect
1 8 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 8 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Network Designer
2 5 (31.25%) Test Engineer
3 4 (25.00%) Data Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Data Centre Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Data Migration Architect
3 4 (25.00%) Migration Architect
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Network Design Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Architect
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Data Centre Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Design Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IP Network Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (31.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (31.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 8 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (6.25%) Unix
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Network Design
2 9 (56.25%) Migration
3 6 (37.50%) Network Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
5 1 (6.25%) Network Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
5 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (6.25%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Lisp
2 2 (12.50%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (18.75%) CCNP
3 2 (12.50%) CCIE
4 1 (6.25%) CCSP
4 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
4 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
4 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) Snort
1 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (6.25%) VMware Workstation
1 1 (6.25%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (6.25%) CiscoWorks
1 1 (6.25%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (43.75%) IBM
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 6 (37.50%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Forcepoint
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) Nokia
6 1 (6.25%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Remedy
6 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds