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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 400 402 394
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -8
Contract jobs citing IPv4 11 3 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.052% 0.014% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.41% 0.11% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 9
Average daily rate £494 £538 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.13% +26.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £500 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £576 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £295 £420
% change year-on-year
+18.64% -29.76%
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
2695 2772 2679
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.74% 13.31% 12.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1756 1824 1716
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 78 75
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.52% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £13.57 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £28.75 £30.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv4 across the London region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

IPv4 Daily Rate Histogram in London

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 5 February 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 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 17 (73.91%) Firewall
3 16 (69.57%) IPv6
4 14 (60.87%) VPN
5 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
6 12 (52.17%) Network Design
6 12 (52.17%) Linux
7 11 (47.83%) LAN
7 11 (47.83%) WAN
7 11 (47.83%) VMware
7 11 (47.83%) MPLS
7 11 (47.83%) BGP
8 10 (43.48%) OSPF
9 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
9 9 (39.13%) DNS
9 9 (39.13%) Juniper
9 9 (39.13%) Network Security
9 9 (39.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco IOS
10 8 (34.78%) IBM
10 8 (34.78%) Windows
10 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (34.78%) Migration
11 7 (30.43%) CCNP
12 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
12 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
12 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (21.74%) FabricPath
13 5 (21.74%) TRILL

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) Firewall
2 16 (69.57%) IPv6
3 14 (60.87%) VPN
4 11 (47.83%) BGP
4 11 (47.83%) LAN
4 11 (47.83%) MPLS
4 11 (47.83%) WAN
5 10 (43.48%) OSPF
6 9 (39.13%) DNS
6 9 (39.13%) Network Security
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco IOS
7 8 (34.78%) Cisco Nexus
8 5 (21.74%) FabricPath
8 5 (21.74%) IOS XR
8 5 (21.74%) IPsec
8 5 (21.74%) SAN
8 5 (21.74%) TRILL
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) MRTG
9 4 (17.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Advertising
3 2 (8.70%) Finance
4 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Network Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Architect
2 8 (34.78%) Network Architect
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Designer
3 5 (21.74%) Network Designer
3 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Data Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Data Centre Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Data Migration Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Migration Architect
4 4 (17.39%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Security Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Information Security Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Network Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design Architect
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) Data Centre
2 9 (39.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (21.74%) iSeries
4 1 (4.35%) Clustering
4 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (21.74%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.35%) Ubuntu
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) Network Design
2 8 (34.78%) Migration
3 6 (26.09%) Network Architecture
4 4 (17.39%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) DDoS Mitigation
4 4 (17.39%) E-Discovery
4 4 (17.39%) Information Security
4 4 (17.39%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Validation
6 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
6 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Lisp
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (30.43%) CCNP
3 4 (17.39%) JNCIS
3 4 (17.39%) SC Cleared
3 4 (17.39%) Security Cleared
4 3 (13.04%) CCSA
4 3 (13.04%) CCSE
4 3 (13.04%) CISSP
4 3 (13.04%) GIAC
5 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 1 (4.35%) CCIE
6 1 (4.35%) MCSA
6 1 (4.35%) MCSE
6 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (21.74%) XenApp
2 3 (13.04%) Active Directory
3 2 (8.70%) Firmware
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) EnCase
1 4 (17.39%) Nagios
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 11 (47.83%) VMware
3 9 (39.13%) CheckPoint
3 9 (39.13%) Juniper
4 8 (34.78%) IBM
5 5 (21.74%) Citrix
6 4 (17.39%) Infoblox
6 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
6 4 (17.39%) Riverbed
7 2 (8.70%) F5
8 1 (4.35%) EMC
8 1 (4.35%) Palo Alto