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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
IP Engineer
Rank 495 534 504
Rank change year-on-year
+39 -30
Contract jobs requiring an IP Engineer 76 25 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.051% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.055% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 4
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£343 £438 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.71% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £270 £358
10% offered a daily rate of more than £399 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £450 £388
% change year-on-year
-37.77% +16.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £31.00
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
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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 27 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 28 January 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 +38 76 £343 -2.14% 7
South East +29 53 £286 +28.65%
Berkshire +36 43 - -
Manchester - 13 - - 1
North West - 13 - - 1
Surrey - 9 £293 -
London +19 8 £388 +5.44% 4
Reading +8 4 - -
City of London +17 3 £388 - 2
Hampshire -20 1 £205 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £200 -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £200 - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Welwyn Garden City - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Kenilworth - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

IP Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 115 (89.15%) Cisco
2 91 (70.54%) Telecoms
3 87 (67.44%) OSPF
4 77 (59.69%) Cisco Certification
5 72 (55.81%) Firewall
6 67 (51.94%) BGP
7 64 (49.61%) CheckPoint
8 59 (45.74%) Juniper
9 54 (41.86%) VPN
9 54 (41.86%) MPLS
10 49 (37.98%) CCNP
11 38 (29.46%) Ethernet
12 37 (28.68%) CCIE
13 32 (24.81%) RIP
14 31 (24.03%) Network Design
15 30 (23.26%) CCNA
16 27 (20.93%) F5
17 26 (20.16%) Linux
18 23 (17.83%) HSRP
19 20 (15.50%) IPsec
20 19 (14.73%) Validation
20 19 (14.73%) Risk Assessment
20 19 (14.73%) DNS
20 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
21 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared
21 18 (13.95%) CCIP
21 18 (13.95%) Internet
22 17 (13.18%) Broadband
22 17 (13.18%) VRRP
22 17 (13.18%) Cisco ASA

IP Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 (0.78%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.78%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 87 (67.44%) OSPF
2 72 (55.81%) Firewall
3 67 (51.94%) BGP
4 54 (41.86%) VPN
4 54 (41.86%) MPLS
5 38 (29.46%) Ethernet
6 32 (24.81%) RIP
7 23 (17.83%) HSRP
8 20 (15.50%) IPsec
9 19 (14.73%) DNS
10 18 (13.95%) Internet
11 17 (13.18%) Broadband
11 17 (13.18%) VRRP
11 17 (13.18%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (12.40%) Cisco IOS
12 16 (12.40%) FWSM
13 15 (11.63%) RSVP
13 15 (11.63%) VLAN
14 14 (10.85%) SNMP
15 13 (10.08%) LAN
General
1 91 (70.54%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.53%) Back Office
3 2 (1.55%) Billing
3 2 (1.55%) Retail
4 1 (0.78%) Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.43%) SecurID
2 6 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.10%) Computer Science
4 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
4 1 (0.78%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (0.78%) VHDL
4 1 (0.78%) Verilog
4 1 (0.78%) ASIC
Operating Systems
1 26 (20.16%) Linux
2 16 (12.40%) UNIX
3 1 (0.78%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (24.03%) Network Design
2 19 (14.73%) Validation
2 19 (14.73%) Risk Assessment
3 15 (11.63%) ITIL
4 14 (10.85%) Load Balancing
5 13 (10.08%) Network Management
6 10 (7.75%) Test Strategy
7 9 (6.98%) Incident Management
8 8 (6.20%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (5.43%) Demand Forecasting
9 7 (5.43%) eTOM
9 7 (5.43%) Migration
10 6 (4.65%) Reverse Engineering
11 5 (3.88%) Network Architecture
12 3 (2.33%) Deep Packet Inspection
12 3 (2.33%) CRM
13 2 (1.55%) Change Management
13 2 (1.55%) Performance Management
13 2 (1.55%) Fault Management
14 1 (0.78%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.10%) Python
2 1 (0.78%) C
Qualifications
1 77 (59.69%) Cisco Certification
2 49 (37.98%) CCNP
3 37 (28.68%) CCIE
4 30 (23.26%) CCNA
5 19 (14.73%) Security Cleared
6 18 (13.95%) SC Cleared
6 18 (13.95%) CCIP
7 15 (11.63%) JNCIP
8 13 (10.08%) JNCIA
9 12 (9.30%) CISSP
10 9 (6.98%) Degree
11 8 (6.20%) JNCIS
11 8 (6.20%) CCSP
12 7 (5.43%) BC Cleared
13 5 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (3.88%) HND
14 4 (3.10%) HNC
14 4 (3.10%) CCDP
15 3 (2.33%) JNCIE
16 1 (0.78%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.75%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.78%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (2.33%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 5 (3.88%) FortiGate
2 2 (1.55%) Cisco IPCC
2 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 115 (89.15%) Cisco
2 64 (49.61%) CheckPoint
3 59 (45.74%) Juniper
4 27 (20.93%) F5
5 12 (9.30%) BT
6 11 (8.53%) Nokia
6 11 (8.53%) Redback
7 10 (7.75%) Fortinet
7 10 (7.75%) Radware
8 8 (6.20%) Microsoft
9 7 (5.43%) AlgoSec
9 7 (5.43%) Tufin
10 6 (4.65%) Ericsson
11 5 (3.88%) CA
12 4 (3.10%) Huawei
13 3 (2.33%) Blue Coat
13 3 (2.33%) Nortel
14 1 (0.78%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 1 (0.78%) Crossbeam
14 1 (0.78%) Xilinx
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