The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 30 April 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 626 597 600
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +3
Contract jobs citing IPv4 32 34 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.061% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.37% 0.41% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 13 9
Average daily rate £310 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.61% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £216 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £300 £334
% change year-on-year
-4.16% -10.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average 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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 April 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 -27 32 £310 -5.34% 11
South East -21 10 £375 +15.38% 3
West Midlands - 7 £275 - 3
Hampshire - 7 £288 - 1
London -6 4 £375 -10.71% 4
Fareham - 4 £200 -
Berkshire 0 3 £450 +38.46% 2
Yorkshire -1 3 £313 +16.27%
Solihull - 3 - - 3
Winchester - 3 £375 - 1
Leeds - 3 £313 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £313 -
Reading - 3 £450 - 2
City of London +43 2 £350 +2.94% 4
South West +10 2 £223 -53.15% 1
East of England +4 2 £325 -0.38%
Bedfordshire - 2 £325 -
East Midlands - 2 £263 -
Shropshire - 2 £488 -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 -
Luton - 2 £325 -
Telford - 2 £488 -
North West -11 1 £275 -
North East - 1 £275 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £275 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 1 £275 -
Leicestershire - 1 £250 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 42 (66.67%) IPv6
2 40 (63.49%) Cisco
3 38 (60.32%) VPN
4 37 (58.73%) Firewall
5 33 (52.38%) BGP
6 31 (49.21%) MPLS
7 27 (42.86%) OSPF
8 23 (36.51%) VMware
8 23 (36.51%) WAN
8 23 (36.51%) LAN
9 19 (30.16%) Linux
9 19 (30.16%) DNS
9 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
10 18 (28.57%) IPsec
10 18 (28.57%) Data Centre
11 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
12 16 (25.40%) Migration
12 16 (25.40%) Network Design
13 15 (23.81%) Windows
14 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
14 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (19.05%) Juniper
15 12 (19.05%) Telecoms
16 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
16 11 (17.46%) IBM
16 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (15.87%) FabricPath
18 9 (14.29%) TRILL
18 9 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
18 9 (14.29%) iSeries

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (3.17%) IIS
1 2 (3.17%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle Workflow
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.59%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.94%) MS Office
3 2 (3.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (66.67%) IPv6
2 38 (60.32%) VPN
3 37 (58.73%) Firewall
4 33 (52.38%) BGP
5 31 (49.21%) MPLS
6 27 (42.86%) OSPF
7 23 (36.51%) LAN
7 23 (36.51%) WAN
8 19 (30.16%) DNS
9 18 (28.57%) IPsec
10 13 (20.63%) Cisco Nexus
10 13 (20.63%) TCP/IP
11 11 (17.46%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (15.87%) FabricPath
13 9 (14.29%) Broadband
13 9 (14.29%) Cisco IOS
13 9 (14.29%) TRILL
13 9 (14.29%) Wireless
14 8 (12.70%) Network Security
14 8 (12.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (6.35%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (4.76%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.76%) CppUnit
2 3 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 12 (19.05%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.29%) Finance
3 6 (9.52%) Electronics
4 5 (7.94%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.94%) Marketing
4 5 (7.94%) Retail
5 4 (6.35%) Military
6 1 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Network Engineer
2 16 (25.40%) Architect
3 13 (20.63%) Network Architect
4 11 (17.46%) Designer
5 8 (12.70%) Data Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Data Centre Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Data Migration Architect
5 8 (12.70%) Migration Architect
6 6 (9.52%) Network Designer
6 6 (9.52%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (9.52%) Security Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (7.94%) IP Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (7.94%) Test Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Design Engineer
8 4 (6.35%) Lead Architect
8 4 (6.35%) Lead Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.35%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 3 (4.76%) Regular Expression
2 3 (4.76%) RSS
3 2 (3.17%) Web Services
4 1 (1.59%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 18 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 9 (14.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 9 (14.29%) iSeries
3 7 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.76%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (3.17%) PKI
7 1 (1.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.16%) Linux
2 15 (23.81%) Windows
3 8 (12.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 8 (12.70%) Windows Server
4 6 (9.52%) Unix
4 6 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (6.35%) Windows 8
5 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (25.40%) Migration
1 16 (25.40%) Network Design
2 8 (12.70%) Network Architecture
3 7 (11.11%) Workflow
4 6 (9.52%) ITIL
5 5 (7.94%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (7.94%) Digital Marketing
5 5 (7.94%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (7.94%) Penetration Testing
5 5 (7.94%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.35%) High Availability
6 4 (6.35%) Load Balancing
6 4 (6.35%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 3 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (4.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.76%) Customer Engagement
7 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.76%) Scrum
7 3 (4.76%) Service Management
7 3 (4.76%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.29%) Lisp
2 7 (11.11%) SQL
3 4 (6.35%) C
3 4 (6.35%) Shell Script
4 3 (4.76%) C++
4 3 (4.76%) Python
5 2 (3.17%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.59%) Java
6 1 (1.59%) Korn
6 1 (1.59%) Perl
6 1 (1.59%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (17.46%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.70%) CCNP
2 8 (12.70%) Security Cleared
3 7 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.52%) CCIE
4 6 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (6.35%) Degree
7 3 (4.76%) MCITP
7 3 (4.76%) MCTS
8 2 (3.17%) CCDP
8 2 (3.17%) CCSP
8 2 (3.17%) MCSE
9 1 (1.59%) CCIP
9 1 (1.59%) Chartered Engineer
9 1 (1.59%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.59%) JNCIA
9 1 (1.59%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.59%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 9 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 8 (12.70%) Hyper-V
2 8 (12.70%) VMware ESX
2 8 (12.70%) vSphere
3 5 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.76%) iptables
4 3 (4.76%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.59%) Snort
5 1 (1.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.59%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) NSN NetAct
1 3 (4.76%) SCVMM
2 1 (1.59%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.59%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (1.59%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 40 (63.49%) Cisco
2 23 (36.51%) VMware
3 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
4 17 (26.98%) CheckPoint
5 12 (19.05%) Juniper
6 11 (17.46%) IBM
7 8 (12.70%) F5
8 7 (11.11%) Oracle
9 5 (7.94%) Nokia
9 5 (7.94%) SAP
10 4 (6.35%) BT
10 4 (6.35%) Ericsson
10 4 (6.35%) Huawei
10 4 (6.35%) Palo Alto
10 4 (6.35%) Remedy
10 4 (6.35%) Virgin Media
11 3 (4.76%) Mapinfo
11 3 (4.76%) Tellabs
12 2 (3.17%) Citrix
12 2 (3.17%) HP
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