The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 623 597 598
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing IPv4 33 30 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.055% 0.032%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.38% 0.37% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 13 6
Median daily rate £363 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £475 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £326 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -4.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8648 8054 7036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.86% 14.80% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 5245 4486 3835
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 469 398
Median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.30 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IPv4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend

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

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IPv4
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

IPv4 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IPv4
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 within the UK.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IPv4
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -20 30 £375 - 15
South East -7 11 £375 - 4
Hampshire - 10 £375 - 1
West Midlands - 8 £275 - 4
Winchester - 7 £375 -
Solihull - 4 - - 2
East of England +7 3 £300 -8.04% 1
Scotland -13 3 £266 +165.50%
London -14 3 £363 -3.33% 5
Renfrewshire - 3 £266 -
Erskine - 3 £266 -
City of London +37 2 £350 -6.66% 3
Brentwood +5 2 - -
Essex -1 2 - -
South West -8 2 £223 -53.15% 1
Telford - 2 £488 -
Shropshire - 2 £488 -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 -
East Midlands +12 1 £275 -
Reading -3 1 £475 - 3
Berkshire -9 1 £475 - 3
North West -14 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £300 -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £575 - 1
Preston - 1 £275 -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
Dorset - 1 - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPv4.

1 46 (66.67%) IPv6
2 45 (65.22%) Cisco
3 42 (60.87%) Firewall
4 38 (55.07%) VPN
5 32 (46.38%) Linux
5 32 (46.38%) BGP
6 30 (43.48%) MPLS
7 26 (37.68%) OSPF
8 25 (36.23%) VMware
9 24 (34.78%) WAN
10 23 (33.33%) LAN
10 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
11 22 (31.88%) DNS
12 18 (26.09%) IPsec
12 18 (26.09%) Network Design
12 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
13 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (20.29%) Telecoms
14 14 (20.29%) Finance
14 14 (20.29%) Migration
14 14 (20.29%) Windows
15 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
16 12 (17.39%) Juniper
16 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
16 12 (17.39%) F5
16 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (15.94%) IBM
17 11 (15.94%) SQL
17 11 (15.94%) SQL Server

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.35%) Apache
1 3 (4.35%) lighttpd
1 3 (4.35%) nginx
2 2 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.90%) IIS
2 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.25%) MS Office
3 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (66.67%) IPv6
2 42 (60.87%) Firewall
3 38 (55.07%) VPN
4 32 (46.38%) BGP
5 30 (43.48%) MPLS
6 26 (37.68%) OSPF
7 24 (34.78%) WAN
8 23 (33.33%) LAN
9 22 (31.88%) DNS
10 18 (26.09%) IPsec
11 16 (23.19%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (18.84%) TCP/IP
13 12 (17.39%) Cisco Nexus
14 10 (14.49%) FabricPath
14 10 (14.49%) Network Security
15 9 (13.04%) Broadband
15 9 (13.04%) SNMP
15 9 (13.04%) TRILL
16 8 (11.59%) DHCP
16 8 (11.59%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.14%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.35%) MySQL
4 1 (1.45%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.80%) CppUnit
1 4 (5.80%) Rational Rhapsody
1 4 (5.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (20.29%) Finance
1 14 (20.29%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.70%) Electronics
3 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
3 5 (7.25%) Marketing
4 4 (5.80%) Military
4 4 (5.80%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Network Engineer
2 13 (18.84%) Architect
3 11 (15.94%) Network Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Data Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Data Centre Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Data Migration Architect
4 8 (11.59%) Designer
4 8 (11.59%) Migration Architect
5 6 (8.70%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) IP Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) IP Network Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Network Designer
6 5 (7.25%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Security Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) IT Support
7 4 (5.80%) Lead Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Lead Data Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.14%) Regular Expression
2 4 (5.80%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.80%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (4.35%) CSS
3 3 (4.35%) Django
3 3 (4.35%) HTML
3 3 (4.35%) LAMP
3 3 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.35%) Laravel
3 3 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.35%) RSS
3 3 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (2.90%) Middleware
4 2 (2.90%) Web Services
5 1 (1.45%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (13.04%) iSeries
3 5 (7.25%) PKI
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Linux
2 14 (20.29%) Windows
3 10 (14.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (13.04%) Unix
5 8 (11.59%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (5.80%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.80%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.35%) Debian
8 3 (4.35%) SUSE
8 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
8 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) Network Design
2 14 (20.29%) Migration
3 7 (10.14%) High Availability
4 6 (8.70%) ITIL
4 6 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (8.70%) Network Architecture
5 5 (7.25%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.25%) Converged Infrastructure
5 5 (7.25%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (7.25%) Financial Modelling
5 5 (7.25%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (7.25%) Programme Management
5 5 (7.25%) Software Engineering
6 4 (5.80%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
6 4 (5.80%) Scrum
6 4 (5.80%) Service Design
6 4 (5.80%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (5.80%) Workflow
7 3 (4.35%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.94%) SQL
2 9 (13.04%) Lisp
3 5 (7.25%) C
3 5 (7.25%) Python
4 4 (5.80%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.80%) C++
4 4 (5.80%) Shell Script
5 3 (4.35%) JavaScript
5 3 (4.35%) Perl
5 3 (4.35%) PHP
6 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.45%) Java
7 1 (1.45%) Korn
7 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.59%) CCNP
3 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
4 6 (8.70%) SC Cleared
5 5 (7.25%) CCIE
5 5 (7.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (5.80%) Degree
6 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (4.35%) MCITP
7 3 (4.35%) MCTS
8 2 (2.90%) CCDP
9 1 (1.45%) CCSP
9 1 (1.45%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.45%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.45%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.39%) Active Directory
2 11 (15.94%) VMware ESX
3 10 (14.49%) vSphere
4 9 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (11.59%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.80%) iptables
6 4 (5.80%) OpenSSH
7 1 (1.45%) Snort
7 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.35%) Cacti
2 3 (4.35%) Munin
2 3 (4.35%) Nagios
2 3 (4.35%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.35%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.45%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 45 (65.22%) Cisco
2 25 (36.23%) VMware
3 23 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 23 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 12 (17.39%) F5
4 12 (17.39%) Juniper
5 11 (15.94%) IBM
6 10 (14.49%) Oracle
7 5 (7.25%) HP
7 5 (7.25%) SAP
8 4 (5.80%) Nokia
8 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
8 4 (5.80%) Remedy
9 3 (4.35%) Avaya
9 3 (4.35%) BT
9 3 (4.35%) Ericsson
9 3 (4.35%) Mapinfo
9 3 (4.35%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.35%) Tellabs
9 3 (4.35%) Virgin Media
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