The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 27 August 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
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 126 127 109
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing IPv4 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.093% 0.072% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.57% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Average daily rate
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£300 £245 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.44% -32.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-20.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £189.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-76.83% +656.00%
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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
300 350 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.25% 12.63% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 190 108
Average daily rate £313 £313 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 9
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 August 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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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
Renfrewshire +9 3 £300 +22.44%
IPv4
UK

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) HP
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) Lean Six Sigma
2 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
2 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) AppSense
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) ITIL
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) NetScaler
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (75.00%) Fat Client
2 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (75.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) ITIL
1 3 (75.00%) Six Sigma
1 3 (75.00%) Lean Six Sigma
1 3 (75.00%) Performance Testing
1 3 (75.00%) Change Control
2 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (25.00%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (100.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (75.00%) XenDesktop
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft App-V
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) HP
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco