The table below looks at the statistics for the IP Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IP Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Engineer
Rank 493 535 518
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -17
Contract jobs requiring an IP Engineer 83 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.062% 0.042%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.067% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 4
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£374 £463 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.18% +58.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £248 £224
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £463 £258
% change year-on-year
-36.75% +79.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £32.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

IP Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IP Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

IP Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IP Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IP Engineer within the UK.

IP Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IP Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IP Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

IP Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IP Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IP Engineer within the UK.

IP Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IP Engineer
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IP Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England +39 83 £374 +13.25% 2
South East +5 52 £293 +24.46% 1
Berkshire +28 43 - - 1
North West - 16 - -
Manchester - 16 - -
Reading +4 8 - -
London -12 8 £388 +3.33% 1
West Midlands - 3 - -
City of London - 2 £388 - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lancashire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Kenilworth - - - -
Leeds - - - -

IP Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IP Engineer in their job title 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 with IP Engineer in their job title.

1 118 (88.72%) Cisco
2 87 (65.41%) Telecoms
3 84 (63.16%) OSPF
4 77 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
5 67 (50.38%) BGP
6 61 (45.86%) Juniper
6 61 (45.86%) CCNP
7 60 (45.11%) MPLS
8 59 (44.36%) Firewall
9 52 (39.10%) CheckPoint
10 51 (38.35%) VPN
11 37 (27.82%) Ethernet
12 34 (25.56%) CCIE
12 34 (25.56%) CCNA
13 32 (24.06%) RIP
13 32 (24.06%) Linux
14 28 (21.05%) F5
15 26 (19.55%) HSRP
16 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
17 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
17 23 (17.29%) Network Design
18 22 (16.54%) Broadband
18 22 (16.54%) CCIP
19 21 (15.79%) UNIX
19 21 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
20 20 (15.04%) JNCIA
20 20 (15.04%) VRRP
21 19 (14.29%) BT
21 19 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
21 19 (14.29%) Internet

IP Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited IP Engineer in their job title 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 with IP Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (0.75%) MS Office
1 1 (0.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 84 (63.16%) OSPF
2 67 (50.38%) BGP
3 60 (45.11%) MPLS
4 59 (44.36%) Firewall
5 51 (38.35%) VPN
6 37 (27.82%) Ethernet
7 32 (24.06%) RIP
8 26 (19.55%) HSRP
9 22 (16.54%) Broadband
10 21 (15.79%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (15.04%) VRRP
12 19 (14.29%) Internet
13 18 (13.53%) IPv6
13 18 (13.53%) RSVP
14 17 (12.78%) BT 21CN
14 17 (12.78%) Junos
14 17 (12.78%) IPv4
14 17 (12.78%) L2TP
15 16 (12.03%) WAN
15 16 (12.03%) Cisco ASA
General
1 87 (65.41%) Telecoms
2 13 (9.77%) Back Office
3 2 (1.50%) Front Office
3 2 (1.50%) Retail
3 2 (1.50%) Billing
3 2 (1.50%) German Language
4 1 (0.75%) Finance
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.26%) SecurID
2 6 (4.51%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.01%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.75%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.75%) ASIC
4 1 (0.75%) VHDL
4 1 (0.75%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 32 (24.06%) Linux
2 21 (15.79%) UNIX
3 2 (1.50%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.29%) Network Design
2 19 (14.29%) Risk Assessment
3 17 (12.78%) Validation
4 15 (11.28%) ITIL
5 11 (8.27%) Load Balancing
5 11 (8.27%) Network Management
6 10 (7.52%) Test Strategy
7 9 (6.77%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.02%) Migration
8 8 (6.02%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.26%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (5.26%) eTOM
10 6 (4.51%) Fault Management
10 6 (4.51%) Reverse Engineering
11 4 (3.01%) Network Architecture
11 4 (3.01%) CRM
12 3 (2.26%) Deep Packet Inspection
13 2 (1.50%) Change Management
13 2 (1.50%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (1.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.01%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (57.89%) Cisco Certification
2 61 (45.86%) CCNP
3 34 (25.56%) CCNA
3 34 (25.56%) CCIE
4 24 (18.05%) Security Cleared
5 23 (17.29%) SC Cleared
6 22 (16.54%) CCIP
7 20 (15.04%) JNCIA
8 18 (13.53%) JNCIP
9 12 (9.02%) CISSP
10 10 (7.52%) Degree
11 8 (6.02%) BC Cleared
11 8 (6.02%) JNCIS
12 7 (5.26%) VCP4
13 5 (3.76%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (3.76%) CCDP
13 5 (3.76%) CCSP
13 5 (3.76%) HND
14 4 (3.01%) HNC
15 1 (0.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.27%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.75%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.26%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.76%) FortiGate
2 4 (3.01%) Netcool
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco IPCC
3 3 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 118 (88.72%) Cisco
2 61 (45.86%) Juniper
3 52 (39.10%) CheckPoint
4 28 (21.05%) F5
5 19 (14.29%) BT
6 10 (7.52%) Fortinet
7 9 (6.77%) Redback
7 9 (6.77%) Nokia
8 8 (6.02%) Microsoft
8 8 (6.02%) Radware
9 7 (5.26%) AlgoSec
9 7 (5.26%) Tufin
10 6 (4.51%) IBM
10 6 (4.51%) Ericsson
11 5 (3.76%) CA
12 3 (2.26%) Nortel
12 3 (2.26%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.26%) Huawei
13 1 (0.75%) Xilinx
13 1 (0.75%) Crossbeam