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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 555 578 557
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -21
Contract jobs citing IPv4 65 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.060% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.43% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 11 12
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £426
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £245 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £298 £333 £400
% change year-on-year
-10.75% -16.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 1
Average hourly rate £36.50 £189.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.68% +404.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £189.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-80.68% +404.00%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 31 July 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 +6 60 £375 -11.76% 17
London +16 29 £400 -20.00% 3
South East -14 9 £350 -15.15% 6
East of England - 8 £200 - 1
Berkshire +1 6 £495 +16.47% 5
South West -6 6 £475 +153.33% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £475 -
Swindon - 6 £475 -
Norfolk - 5 £200 -
Erskine +12 3 £300 +22.44%
Renfrewshire +9 3 £300 +22.44%
Hampshire -6 3 £325 +21.84% 1
City of London -8 3 £388 -25.83% 1
Scotland -10 3 £300 +22.44%
Yorkshire - 3 £304 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
Norwich - 3 £183 -
Slough +3 2 - - 2
Reading -8 2 £495 +16.47% 3
Winchester - 2 £350 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
West Midlands +3 1 - - 4
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £298 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Leicester - 1 £275 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 58 (58.59%) IPv6
2 53 (53.54%) Cisco
3 50 (50.51%) Linux
4 36 (36.36%) WAN
4 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 36 (36.36%) MPLS
5 35 (35.35%) Windows
6 34 (34.34%) CCNP
7 32 (32.32%) LAN
7 32 (32.32%) BGP
7 32 (32.32%) Firewall
8 31 (31.31%) VPN
9 30 (30.30%) VMware
10 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
11 26 (26.26%) Juniper
12 25 (25.25%) SQL Server
13 24 (24.24%) DNS
13 24 (24.24%) SAN
13 24 (24.24%) OSPF
14 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
15 22 (22.22%) Windows 8
15 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 21 (21.21%) DHCP
17 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
17 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
18 18 (18.18%) Broadband
19 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
19 17 (17.17%) L2TP
19 17 (17.17%) Cisco ASA
19 17 (17.17%) Wireless

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 12 (12.12%) SharePoint
2 9 (9.09%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (8.08%) MS Exchange
4 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.01%) Apache
6 1 (1.01%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.02%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
2 1 (1.01%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 58 (58.59%) IPv6
2 36 (36.36%) MPLS
2 36 (36.36%) WAN
3 32 (32.32%) LAN
3 32 (32.32%) BGP
3 32 (32.32%) Firewall
4 31 (31.31%) VPN
5 24 (24.24%) DNS
5 24 (24.24%) SAN
5 24 (24.24%) OSPF
6 21 (21.21%) DHCP
7 18 (18.18%) Broadband
8 17 (17.17%) L2TP
8 17 (17.17%) Wireless
8 17 (17.17%) Cisco ASA
9 16 (16.16%) Ethernet
10 14 (14.14%) Cisco IOS
11 12 (12.12%) Network Security
11 12 (12.12%) VLAN
12 11 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (25.25%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.01%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.01%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.01%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.03%) JIRA
2 2 (2.02%) Trac
3 1 (1.01%) CANoe
3 1 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.01%) Redmine
3 1 (1.01%) ClearQuest
General
1 19 (19.19%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.08%) Finance
2 8 (8.08%) Billing
3 5 (5.05%) Electronics
4 3 (3.03%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Retail
6 1 (1.01%) Automotive
6 1 (1.01%) Legal
Job Titles
1 25 (25.25%) Network Engineer
2 9 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (9.09%) IP Engineer
3 8 (8.08%) Designer
4 7 (7.07%) Operations Engineer
4 7 (7.07%) Implementation Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Cisco Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (6.06%) Analyst
6 5 (5.05%) Systems Support
6 5 (5.05%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.05%) Design Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Field Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.04%) Lead Designer
7 4 (4.04%) Coordinator
7 4 (4.04%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.13%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (2.02%) CGI
3 2 (2.02%) REST
4 1 (1.01%) XMPP
4 1 (1.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.07%) User Experience
2 7 (7.07%) Replication
2 7 (7.07%) Cryptography
2 7 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.05%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.04%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.03%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.03%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.02%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.02%) DTV
6 2 (2.02%) PKI
6 2 (2.02%) IPTV
6 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.02%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.02%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.01%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.01%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.01%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 50 (50.51%) Linux
2 35 (35.35%) Windows
3 22 (22.22%) Windows 8
3 22 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (14.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.12%) UNIX
5 12 (12.12%) Ubuntu
6 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 8 (8.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (6.06%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.02%) Android
11 1 (1.01%) SUSE
11 1 (1.01%) Debian
11 1 (1.01%) HPUX
11 1 (1.01%) Solaris
11 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.12%) Software Engineering
2 11 (11.11%) Network Design
3 9 (9.09%) Change Control
4 8 (8.08%) OO
4 8 (8.08%) OOD
5 7 (7.07%) UML
6 6 (6.06%) CRM
6 6 (6.06%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (5.05%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (5.05%) ITIL
7 5 (5.05%) Configuration Management
7 5 (5.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.05%) Risk Management
7 5 (5.05%) Migration
7 5 (5.05%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.05%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.04%) Information Security
8 4 (4.04%) Logistics
8 4 (4.04%) Service Management
8 4 (4.04%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.11%) C
2 9 (9.09%) C++
3 7 (7.07%) Embedded C
4 6 (6.06%) Embedded C++
5 4 (4.04%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.03%) SQL
6 3 (3.03%) Python
7 2 (2.02%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.02%) Perl
8 1 (1.01%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 36 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
2 34 (34.34%) CCNP
3 19 (19.19%) Security Cleared
4 15 (15.15%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (14.14%) CCIP
5 14 (14.14%) SC Cleared
6 13 (13.13%) MCSE
6 13 (13.13%) MCSA
6 13 (13.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (11.11%) CCNA
8 10 (10.10%) CCIE
8 10 (10.10%) JNCIS
9 8 (8.08%) JNCIA
10 7 (7.07%) JNCIP
10 7 (7.07%) Degree
11 6 (6.06%) MCDST
11 6 (6.06%) MCTS
12 5 (5.05%) DV Cleared
13 2 (2.02%) ISTQB
14 1 (1.01%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.05%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 17 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (15.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (15.15%) vSphere
3 7 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.06%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.03%) XenApp
5 3 (3.03%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (2.02%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.02%) vCloud
7 1 (1.01%) LXC
Systems Management
1 3 (3.03%) Netcool
2 2 (2.02%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.01%) Nagios
3 1 (1.01%) SCCM
3 1 (1.01%) SCOM
Vendors
1 53 (53.54%) Cisco
2 30 (30.30%) VMware
3 26 (26.26%) Juniper
4 23 (23.23%) Microsoft
5 7 (7.07%) Citrix
5 7 (7.07%) Tandberg
5 7 (7.07%) BT
6 5 (5.05%) Veeam
6 5 (5.05%) Splunk
6 5 (5.05%) HP
6 5 (5.05%) Brocade
7 3 (3.03%) AppSense
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.03%) Verint
8 2 (2.02%) F5
8 2 (2.02%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
8 2 (2.02%) EMC
8 2 (2.02%) Oracle
8 2 (2.02%) SAP
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