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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 606 608 622
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +14
Contract jobs citing IPv4 43 62 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.11% 0.041%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.78% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 39 9
Median daily rate £382 £365 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £245 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £425 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £323
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £28.63 £43.78 £190.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% -76.95%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.63 £43.78 £190.00
% change year-on-year
-34.61% -76.95%

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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 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
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 25 September 2016.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IPv4
Top 18 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 25 September 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 +6 42 £391 +5.67% 4
West Midlands +1 21 £400 - 1
London -10 12 £375 -4.09% 1
Birmingham - 10 £400 - 1
Telford - 7 £469 -
Shropshire - 7 £469 -
South East +3 5 £450 +16.12% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
North West +23 3 £293 +42.68%
Abingdon - 3 £450 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Manchester - 2 - -
Reading +15 1 £310 -24.39%
City of London +13 1 £382 -
East of England +12 1 £300 +64.38%
Berkshire +8 1 £310 -24.39%
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 40 (50.63%) Cisco
2 38 (48.10%) Linux
2 38 (48.10%) Firewall
3 36 (45.57%) IPv6
4 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
4 26 (32.91%) VMware
5 23 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (29.11%) WAN
6 22 (27.85%) CCNP
6 22 (27.85%) Windows
7 20 (25.32%) Ethernet
7 20 (25.32%) Cisco ASA
7 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
8 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
8 19 (24.05%) VPN
8 19 (24.05%) LAN
8 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
8 19 (24.05%) Juniper
9 18 (22.78%) MPLS
10 17 (21.52%) BGP
10 17 (21.52%) CheckPoint
11 16 (20.25%) OSPF
11 16 (20.25%) DHCP
11 16 (20.25%) vSphere
12 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (17.72%) Network Design
12 14 (17.72%) DNS
12 14 (17.72%) C
12 14 (17.72%) C++

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 (3.80%) Apache
1 3 (3.80%) lighttpd
1 3 (3.80%) nginx
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Office
2 2 (2.53%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (48.10%) Firewall
2 36 (45.57%) IPv6
3 23 (29.11%) WAN
4 20 (25.32%) Cisco ASA
4 20 (25.32%) Ethernet
5 19 (24.05%) LAN
5 19 (24.05%) VPN
6 18 (22.78%) MPLS
7 17 (21.52%) BGP
8 16 (20.25%) DHCP
8 16 (20.25%) OSPF
9 14 (17.72%) DNS
10 13 (16.46%) Network Security
10 13 (16.46%) SNMP
11 11 (13.92%) SAN
12 10 (12.66%) TCP/IP
13 9 (11.39%) SSL
14 8 (10.13%) Internet
14 8 (10.13%) IPsec
14 8 (10.13%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.05%) SQL Server
2 8 (10.13%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.59%) MySQL
4 3 (3.80%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.27%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.13%) ClearCase
1 8 (10.13%) CppUnit
2 6 (7.59%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.06%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.06%) Subversion
4 2 (2.53%) Automake
5 1 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (16.46%) Telecoms
2 8 (10.13%) Finance
3 4 (5.06%) Advertising
3 4 (5.06%) Legal
4 1 (1.27%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (20.25%) Architect
2 11 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Network Engineer
4 8 (10.13%) Software Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) IT Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.33%) 1st Line Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.33%) Juniper Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Network Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Network Security Administrator
6 5 (6.33%) Telecoms Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Telecoms Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.92%) Regular Expression
2 8 (10.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 7 (8.86%) 802.1X
4 4 (5.06%) PostGIS
5 3 (3.80%) CSS
5 3 (3.80%) Django
5 3 (3.80%) HTML
5 3 (3.80%) LAMP
5 3 (3.80%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (3.80%) Laravel
5 3 (3.80%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (3.80%) OpenEmbedded
5 3 (3.80%) OpenGL
5 3 (3.80%) WebKit
5 3 (3.80%) XML
5 3 (3.80%) Yocto
6 2 (2.53%) Middleware
7 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (25.32%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.13%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (7.59%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 6 (7.59%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (6.33%) PKI
5 4 (5.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.06%) Replication
6 3 (3.80%) Digital TV
6 3 (3.80%) STB
7 2 (2.53%) iSeries
8 1 (1.27%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.27%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 38 (48.10%) Linux
2 22 (27.85%) Windows
3 19 (24.05%) Windows Server
4 12 (15.19%) Unix
5 11 (13.92%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.66%) Ubuntu
7 9 (11.39%) Windows 8
8 8 (10.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
11 4 (5.06%) Debian
12 3 (3.80%) Embedded Linux
12 3 (3.80%) SUSE
13 1 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (17.72%) Network Design
2 10 (12.66%) Load Balancing
2 10 (12.66%) Software Engineering
3 9 (11.39%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (10.13%) Scrum
5 6 (7.59%) Change Management
5 6 (7.59%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (6.33%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (6.33%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (6.33%) High Availability
6 5 (6.33%) Information Security
6 5 (6.33%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (6.33%) Project Management
7 4 (5.06%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (5.06%) DDoS Mitigation
7 4 (5.06%) E-Discovery
8 3 (3.80%) Capacity Management
8 3 (3.80%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (3.80%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.72%) C
1 14 (17.72%) C++
2 8 (10.13%) Shell Script
2 8 (10.13%) SQL
3 7 (8.86%) Python
4 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.06%) Ruby
5 3 (3.80%) Embedded C++
5 3 (3.80%) Go
5 3 (3.80%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.80%) Perl
5 3 (3.80%) PHP
5 3 (3.80%) Rust
5 3 (3.80%) Scala
6 2 (2.53%) Lisp
7 1 (1.27%) Java
7 1 (1.27%) Korn
Qualifications
1 23 (29.11%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (27.85%) CCNP
3 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
3 12 (15.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 10 (12.66%) MCSE
4 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (12.66%) SC Cleared
5 9 (11.39%) MCSA
6 6 (7.59%) CISSP
7 5 (6.33%) CCNA
7 5 (6.33%) CCSA
7 5 (6.33%) CCSE
7 5 (6.33%) GIAC
8 2 (2.53%) CCIE
8 2 (2.53%) CLAS
9 1 (1.27%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 16 (20.25%) vSphere
2 14 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (13.92%) Virtual Desktop
4 9 (11.39%) VMware ESX
5 8 (10.13%) iptables
5 8 (10.13%) OpenSSH
6 6 (7.59%) Hyper-V
6 6 (7.59%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (5.06%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.27%) Firmware
8 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.27%) Snort
8 1 (1.27%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (11.39%) Nagios
2 5 (6.33%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.06%) EnCase
3 4 (5.06%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) Cacti
4 3 (3.80%) Munin
4 3 (3.80%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.27%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.27%) SELinux
5 1 (1.27%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.27%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (50.63%) Cisco
2 26 (32.91%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.91%) VMware
3 19 (24.05%) Juniper
4 17 (21.52%) CheckPoint
5 7 (8.86%) F5
5 7 (8.86%) Nokia
5 7 (8.86%) Oracle
6 6 (7.59%) Avaya
6 6 (7.59%) Infoblox
7 5 (6.33%) Huawei
7 5 (6.33%) Mitel
8 4 (5.06%) Riverbed
9 3 (3.80%) BT
9 3 (3.80%) CA
9 3 (3.80%) Ericsson
9 3 (3.80%) IBM
9 3 (3.80%) Mapinfo
9 3 (3.80%) Red Hat
9 3 (3.80%) Remedy