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 February 2017 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK
Rank 548 585 572
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -13
Contract jobs citing IPv4 54 42 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.081% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.80% 0.55% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 32 28
Median daily rate £375 £388 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +30.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £289 £255 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £590 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £285
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +22.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £36.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

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 February 2017.

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 21 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 February 2017. 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 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 +45 49 £375 -3.22% 6
London +40 29 £413 -15.38% 1
South East +15 9 £375 - 1
East of England +5 6 £220 -37.14% 2
Suffolk - 6 £220 -
Ipswich - 5 £348 -
Berkshire +11 4 - -
South West +6 4 £264 -
City of London - 4 £463 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 - 1
Slough - 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £375 -
Gloucestershire +1 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £264 -
Tewkesbury - 2 - -
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
North West +20 1 £350 -41.66%
Kent - 1 £375 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Blandford Forum - 1 £263 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 51 (68.00%) IPv6
2 50 (66.67%) Firewall
3 47 (62.67%) Cisco
4 35 (46.67%) OSPF
5 34 (45.33%) BGP
6 32 (42.67%) Network Security
7 31 (41.33%) MPLS
7 31 (41.33%) DNS
8 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (36.00%) TCP/IP
10 26 (34.67%) VPN
10 26 (34.67%) Ethernet
11 24 (32.00%) CCNP
11 24 (32.00%) Windows
11 24 (32.00%) VMware
12 23 (30.67%) Linux
13 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (28.00%) LAN
14 21 (28.00%) Juniper
15 20 (26.67%) CCNA
15 20 (26.67%) WAN
16 19 (25.33%) VLAN
16 19 (25.33%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
18 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
18 16 (21.33%) Wireless
18 16 (21.33%) Network Design
19 15 (20.00%) DHCP
20 14 (18.67%) SSL
20 14 (18.67%) HTTP

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 6 (8.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.00%) nginx
4 2 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.33%) Apache
5 1 (1.33%) JBoss
5 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 8 (10.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.00%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (9.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.33%) GitHub
5 3 (4.00%) Office 365
6 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) IPv6
2 50 (66.67%) Firewall
3 35 (46.67%) OSPF
4 34 (45.33%) BGP
5 32 (42.67%) Network Security
6 31 (41.33%) DNS
6 31 (41.33%) MPLS
7 27 (36.00%) TCP/IP
8 26 (34.67%) Ethernet
8 26 (34.67%) VPN
9 21 (28.00%) LAN
10 20 (26.67%) WAN
11 19 (25.33%) Cisco Nexus
11 19 (25.33%) VLAN
12 16 (21.33%) Wireless
13 15 (20.00%) DHCP
14 14 (18.67%) HTTP
14 14 (18.67%) SSL
15 13 (17.33%) Internet
16 12 (16.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.67%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.33%) MySQL
2 4 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.00%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.00%) Subversion
2 2 (2.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.67%) JUnit
2 2 (2.67%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.33%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.33%) JBehave
3 1 (1.33%) JMeter
3 1 (1.33%) Redmine
3 1 (1.33%) Selenium
3 1 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (17.33%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.33%) Legal
3 6 (8.00%) Retail
4 5 (6.67%) Advertising
5 4 (5.33%) Billing
5 4 (5.33%) Military
6 3 (4.00%) Banking
6 3 (4.00%) Finance
7 1 (1.33%) Electronics
7 1 (1.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (24.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Architect
3 10 (13.33%) Administrator
4 7 (9.33%) Network Architect
4 7 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Information Security Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Network Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Network Security Administrator
5 6 (8.00%) Security Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Data Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Designer
6 4 (5.33%) DevOps Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Linux DevOps Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
6 4 (5.33%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.67%) Middleware
2 6 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (8.00%) Java EE
3 3 (4.00%) POSIX
3 3 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (1.33%) Core Data
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) OpenEmbedded
4 1 (1.33%) OpenGL
4 1 (1.33%) WebKit
4 1 (1.33%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.00%) Client/Server
2 9 (12.00%) STB
3 8 (10.67%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (10.67%) IPTV
3 8 (10.67%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (10.67%) Video on Demand
4 7 (9.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 4 (5.33%) Replication
6 3 (4.00%) Clustering
6 3 (4.00%) PKI
7 2 (2.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 2 (2.67%) iSeries
7 2 (2.67%) MPEG
7 2 (2.67%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.67%) Verilog
7 2 (2.67%) VHDL
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.00%) Windows
2 23 (30.67%) Linux
3 12 (16.00%) Unix
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server
4 9 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (10.67%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (8.00%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.33%) Android
7 4 (5.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.67%) VMS
10 1 (1.33%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.33%) Network Design
2 11 (14.67%) Load Balancing
2 11 (14.67%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.67%) Information Security
3 8 (10.67%) Network Management
4 6 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (8.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 6 (8.00%) E-Discovery
4 6 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 6 (8.00%) Penetration Testing
4 6 (8.00%) Project Management
5 5 (6.67%) ITIL
6 4 (5.33%) Automated Testing
6 4 (5.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (5.33%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.33%) Load Testing
6 4 (5.33%) People Management
6 4 (5.33%) SOA
6 4 (5.33%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.67%) Java
1 11 (14.67%) SQL
2 10 (13.33%) Python
3 5 (6.67%) C
3 5 (6.67%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.67%) Lisp
4 2 (2.67%) Perl
4 2 (2.67%) Tcl
5 1 (1.33%) C++
5 1 (1.33%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 30 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (32.00%) CCNP
3 20 (26.67%) CCNA
4 12 (16.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (14.67%) JNCIA
6 9 (12.00%) CCIP
7 8 (10.67%) SC Cleared
8 7 (9.33%) CCIE
8 7 (9.33%) CISSP
9 6 (8.00%) GIAC
10 4 (5.33%) JNCIE
11 3 (4.00%) CCSE
11 3 (4.00%) JNCIP
12 2 (2.67%) CCSA
12 2 (2.67%) Degree
12 2 (2.67%) DV Cleared
13 1 (1.33%) CCDP
13 1 (1.33%) ISEB
13 1 (1.33%) ISTQB
13 1 (1.33%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.67%) SLA
2 1 (1.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (29.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (22.67%) Active Directory
3 10 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 6 (8.00%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.33%) Docker
5 4 (5.33%) Firmware
5 4 (5.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (2.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.67%) XenApp
6 2 (2.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (17.33%) Nagios
2 6 (8.00%) EnCase
3 5 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.33%) Puppet
5 3 (4.00%) Graphite
6 2 (2.67%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.67%) OpenView
6 2 (2.67%) SCCM
7 1 (1.33%) Ansible
7 1 (1.33%) RANCID
Vendors
1 47 (62.67%) Cisco
2 24 (32.00%) VMware
3 21 (28.00%) Juniper
4 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
5 12 (16.00%) Huawei
6 9 (12.00%) Infoblox
6 9 (12.00%) Microsoft
7 7 (9.33%) Riverbed
8 6 (8.00%) Avaya
8 6 (8.00%) Dell
8 6 (8.00%) Fortinet
8 6 (8.00%) HP
8 6 (8.00%) Sophos
9 5 (6.67%) F5
10 4 (5.33%) Acronis
10 4 (5.33%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (5.33%) Altiris
10 4 (5.33%) Ericsson
10 4 (5.33%) Meraki
10 4 (5.33%) Rackspace