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 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
IP Engineer
Rank 576 515 547
Rank change year-on-year
-61 +32
Contract jobs requiring an IP Engineer 47 78 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.15% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.098% 0.16% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 12 12
Average daily rate £311 £343 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.12% -21.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £213 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £399 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £280 £438
% change year-on-year
+10.71% -36.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £44.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 - -

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
47935 48321 46997
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.58% 94.47% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 30815 30072 27703
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1687 1903 2072
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.22 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.62% -1.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 2016.

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 20 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -28 46 £311 -9.12% 4
South East -7 37 £300 +4.80% 3
Berkshire -11 21 £305 - 2
Reading +6 13 £235 -
Hampshire +21 10 £300 +46.34% 1
Surrey -7 5 £270 -7.69%
Winchester - 5 £288 -
Leeds - 3 £301 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £301 -
Maidenhead - 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £301 -
Guildford 0 2 - -
City of London +45 1 £314 -19.09%
East of England +2 1 £365 +82.50%
Windsor -4 1 - -
London -9 1 £314 -19.09%
North West -23 1 £450 -
Fareham - 1 - -
M4 Corridor - 1 £313 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £365 -

IP Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 44 (59.46%) Cisco
2 35 (47.30%) Telecoms
3 33 (44.59%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (33.78%) Firewall
5 23 (31.08%) BGP
6 20 (27.03%) CCNP
7 19 (25.68%) OSPF
8 17 (22.97%) MPLS
9 16 (21.62%) CCIE
10 15 (20.27%) Huawei
11 14 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 14 (18.92%) Juniper
12 13 (17.57%) Network Design
12 13 (17.57%) F5
13 10 (13.51%) VPN
14 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
14 9 (12.16%) Back Office
15 8 (10.81%) CheckPoint
15 8 (10.81%) Degree
16 7 (9.46%) CCNA
16 7 (9.46%) HND
16 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
17 6 (8.11%) WAN
17 6 (8.11%) SNMP
17 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
18 5 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
18 5 (6.76%) Migration
18 5 (6.76%) BT
18 5 (6.76%) Finance
18 5 (6.76%) IPv6

IP Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 25 (33.78%) Firewall
2 23 (31.08%) BGP
3 19 (25.68%) OSPF
4 17 (22.97%) MPLS
5 14 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
6 10 (13.51%) VPN
7 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
8 6 (8.11%) SNMP
8 6 (8.11%) WAN
9 5 (6.76%) 4G
9 5 (6.76%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (6.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 5 (6.76%) IPv6
9 5 (6.76%) LAN
10 4 (5.41%) 3G
10 4 (5.41%) Cisco PIX
10 4 (5.41%) IPv4
10 4 (5.41%) LTE
10 4 (5.41%) RIP
10 4 (5.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) GIS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 35 (47.30%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.16%) Back Office
3 5 (6.76%) Finance
4 4 (5.41%) Electronics
5 3 (4.05%) Manufacturing
5 3 (4.05%) Marketing
6 2 (2.70%) Local Government
7 1 (1.35%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.35%) Front Office
7 1 (1.35%) Military
7 1 (1.35%) Multimedia
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.11%) Computer Science
2 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (2.70%) Linux
1 2 (2.70%) Windows
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server
2 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Network Design
2 7 (9.46%) Capacity Management
3 5 (6.76%) Migration
4 4 (5.41%) Load Balancing
4 4 (5.41%) Network Management
4 4 (5.41%) Presales
5 3 (4.05%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.05%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (4.05%) Information Security
5 3 (4.05%) ITIL
5 3 (4.05%) Programme Management
5 3 (4.05%) Validation
6 2 (2.70%) Asset Management
6 2 (2.70%) Project Management
7 1 (1.35%) Data Management
7 1 (1.35%) Fault Management
7 1 (1.35%) Network Planning
7 1 (1.35%) Penetration Testing
7 1 (1.35%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.76%) C
2 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 33 (44.59%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (27.03%) CCNP
3 16 (21.62%) CCIE
4 8 (10.81%) Degree
5 7 (9.46%) CCNA
5 7 (9.46%) HND
6 3 (4.05%) CCSE
6 3 (4.05%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.70%) HNC
7 2 (2.70%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.35%) JNCIS
8 1 (1.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 44 (59.46%) Cisco
2 15 (20.27%) Huawei
3 14 (18.92%) Juniper
4 13 (17.57%) F5
5 8 (10.81%) CheckPoint
6 5 (6.76%) BT
7 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 3 (4.05%) Microsoft
7 3 (4.05%) SAP
8 2 (2.70%) Ericsson
9 1 (1.35%) Citrix
9 1 (1.35%) ComArch
9 1 (1.35%) Cramer
9 1 (1.35%) IPFX
9 1 (1.35%) Nokia
9 1 (1.35%) Siemens
9 1 (1.35%) VMware
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