The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 147 135 -
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -
Contract jobs citing IPv4 9 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 1.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£408 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.83% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £410 £265
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +54.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
521 400 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 12.63% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 161 128
Average daily rate £350 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £50.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IPv4
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the North West region.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the North West region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Manchester -3 8 - - 3
IPv4
England

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (100.00%) Linux
1 20 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 20 (100.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) Junos
2 19 (95.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) IOS XR
2 19 (95.00%) BT
2 19 (95.00%) Telecoms
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIA
2 19 (95.00%) JNCIP
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco IOS
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco
2 19 (95.00%) BT 21CN
2 19 (95.00%) Broadband
2 19 (95.00%) UNIX
2 19 (95.00%) IPv6
2 19 (95.00%) CCIE
2 19 (95.00%) CCNP
2 19 (95.00%) CCIP
2 19 (95.00%) CCNA
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Juniper
2 19 (95.00%) MPLS
2 19 (95.00%) OSPF
2 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 19 (95.00%) L2TP
2 19 (95.00%) RSVP
2 19 (95.00%) VRRP
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
3 1 (5.00%) SAN

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (5.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 20 (100.00%) VPN
2 19 (95.00%) IPv6
2 19 (95.00%) Broadband
2 19 (95.00%) MPLS
2 19 (95.00%) OSPF
2 19 (95.00%) BGP
2 19 (95.00%) L2TP
2 19 (95.00%) RSVP
2 19 (95.00%) VRRP
2 19 (95.00%) Cisco IOS
2 19 (95.00%) BT 21CN
2 19 (95.00%) Junos
2 19 (95.00%) HSRP
2 19 (95.00%) IOS XR
3 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (5.00%) tcpdump
3 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (5.00%) LDAP
3 1 (5.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 19 (95.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (100.00%) Operations Engineer
2 19 (95.00%) IP Engineer
2 19 (95.00%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Linux
2 19 (95.00%) UNIX
3 1 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.00%) ITIL
1 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity
1 1 (5.00%) SIEM
1 1 (5.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) Perl
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) Python
1 1 (5.00%) Ruby
1 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 19 (95.00%) CCIE
1 19 (95.00%) CCNP
1 19 (95.00%) CCIP
1 19 (95.00%) CCNA
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (95.00%) JNCIA
1 19 (95.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (5.00%) NFS
1 1 (5.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
1 1 (5.00%) Samba
1 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
1 1 (5.00%) iptables
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) MOM
1 1 (5.00%) Nagios
1 1 (5.00%) SCOM
1 1 (5.00%) Puppet
1 1 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.00%) Opsview
Vendors
1 19 (95.00%) Cisco
1 19 (95.00%) Juniper
1 19 (95.00%) BT
2 1 (5.00%) VMware
2 1 (5.00%) ArcSight
2 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft