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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 547 577 543
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -34
Contract jobs citing IPv4 46 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.039% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.56% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 5
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£300 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £325 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £425 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £410 £265
% change year-on-year
-26.82% +54.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £35.00

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 +17 41 £300 -28.57% 22
South East -11 11 £325 -21.21% 2
Berkshire +16 10 £325 - 2
Yorkshire -9 10 £285 - 2
North West -12 9 £408 +35.83% 3
Manchester -3 8 - - 3
London +8 7 £495 +28.57% 8
City of London +23 3 £490 - 3
East of England +19 2 £326 -23.23% 3
West Midlands -16 2 - - 4
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Scotland 0 1 £100 -70.03%
Coventry - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £100 -
Slough - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - - 1
Watford - - - -
Witney - - - -
York - - - -
Telford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 4
Bracknell - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 62 (78.48%) IPv6
2 53 (67.09%) Cisco
3 46 (58.23%) VPN
4 45 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
5 43 (54.43%) MPLS
6 41 (51.90%) OSPF
6 41 (51.90%) BGP
7 40 (50.63%) Linux
8 38 (48.10%) CCNP
9 33 (41.77%) CCIP
10 28 (35.44%) Juniper
11 25 (31.65%) LAN
11 25 (31.65%) Ethernet
12 24 (30.38%) WAN
12 24 (30.38%) Telecoms
12 24 (30.38%) Cisco IOS
13 23 (29.11%) CCIE
14 22 (27.85%) TCP/IP
15 21 (26.58%) CCNA
16 20 (25.32%) VRRP
16 20 (25.32%) Broadband
16 20 (25.32%) UNIX
16 20 (25.32%) Junos
16 20 (25.32%) IOS XR
17 19 (24.05%) HSRP
17 19 (24.05%) BT 21CN
17 19 (24.05%) JNCIA
17 19 (24.05%) JNCIP
17 19 (24.05%) RSVP
17 19 (24.05%) L2TP

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 2 (2.53%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.27%) IIS
2 1 (1.27%) Apache
2 1 (1.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.27%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.27%) Lync
2 1 (1.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.80%) MS Office
3 1 (1.27%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 62 (78.48%) IPv6
2 46 (58.23%) VPN
3 43 (54.43%) MPLS
4 41 (51.90%) OSPF
4 41 (51.90%) BGP
5 25 (31.65%) LAN
5 25 (31.65%) Ethernet
6 24 (30.38%) WAN
6 24 (30.38%) Cisco IOS
7 22 (27.85%) TCP/IP
8 20 (25.32%) Broadband
8 20 (25.32%) Junos
8 20 (25.32%) VRRP
8 20 (25.32%) IOS XR
9 19 (24.05%) L2TP
9 19 (24.05%) HSRP
9 19 (24.05%) BT 21CN
9 19 (24.05%) RSVP
10 15 (18.99%) Wireless
11 12 (15.19%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle9i Database
1 2 (2.53%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.27%) MySQL
2 1 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.80%) CANoe
2 2 (2.53%) Trac
2 2 (2.53%) GCC
2 2 (2.53%) GDB
2 2 (2.53%) JIRA
3 1 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.27%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.27%) ClearQuest
3 1 (1.27%) Redmine
General
1 24 (30.38%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.06%) Electronics
3 3 (3.80%) Automotive
3 3 (3.80%) Multimedia
3 3 (3.80%) Billing
4 2 (2.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (26.58%) Network Engineer
2 20 (25.32%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (24.05%) Implementation Engineer
3 19 (24.05%) IP Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (6.33%) Architect
5 4 (5.06%) Developer
5 4 (5.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.80%) Software Developer
6 3 (3.80%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Software Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Design Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) C++ Developer
7 2 (2.53%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (2.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 2 (2.53%) Data Centre Specialist
7 2 (2.53%) Network Architect
7 2 (2.53%) Designer
8 1 (1.27%) Build Engineer
8 1 (1.27%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.33%) HTML
2 3 (3.80%) STL
2 3 (3.80%) HTML5
3 2 (2.53%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 2 (2.53%) CGI
4 1 (1.27%) XMPP
4 1 (1.27%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (1.27%) Web Services
4 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.06%) Cryptography
2 3 (3.80%) Telematics
3 2 (2.53%) IPTV
3 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.53%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.27%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.27%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.27%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 40 (50.63%) Linux
2 20 (25.32%) UNIX
3 7 (8.86%) Windows
4 4 (5.06%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Solaris
6 1 (1.27%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (10.13%) Software Engineering
2 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (7.59%) Network Design
3 5 (6.33%) UML
3 5 (6.33%) OO
3 5 (6.33%) OOD
3 5 (6.33%) Requirements Analysis
4 4 (5.06%) Business Development
4 4 (5.06%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (5.06%) DevOps
5 3 (3.80%) Use Case
5 3 (3.80%) CRM
5 3 (3.80%) Benchmarking
5 3 (3.80%) Validation
5 3 (3.80%) Migration
6 2 (2.53%) DMAIC
6 2 (2.53%) Scrum
6 2 (2.53%) TDD
6 2 (2.53%) ITIL
6 2 (2.53%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.66%) C++
2 9 (11.39%) C
3 6 (7.59%) Embedded C
4 5 (6.33%) Embedded C++
4 5 (6.33%) JavaScript
4 5 (6.33%) Python
5 4 (5.06%) Ruby
5 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
6 3 (3.80%) Perl
7 1 (1.27%) SQL
7 1 (1.27%) Java
Qualifications
1 45 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (48.10%) CCNP
3 33 (41.77%) CCIP
4 23 (29.11%) CCIE
5 21 (26.58%) CCNA
6 19 (24.05%) JNCIP
6 19 (24.05%) JNCIA
7 10 (12.66%) Degree
8 8 (10.13%) SC Cleared
8 8 (10.13%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.06%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.53%) SLA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (16.46%) vCloud
2 4 (5.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.80%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.53%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.27%) vSphere
5 1 (1.27%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.27%) Samba
5 1 (1.27%) iptables
5 1 (1.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 1 (1.27%) MOM
1 1 (1.27%) Nagios
1 1 (1.27%) SCOM
1 1 (1.27%) Puppet
1 1 (1.27%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (1.27%) Cisco Prime
1 1 (1.27%) Opsview
Vendors
1 53 (67.09%) Cisco
2 28 (35.44%) Juniper
3 19 (24.05%) BT
4 6 (7.59%) Microsoft
5 5 (6.33%) VMware
6 4 (5.06%) Brocade
6 4 (5.06%) HP
7 3 (3.80%) Nokia
7 3 (3.80%) Verint
8 2 (2.53%) Oracle
8 2 (2.53%) Tandberg
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas
8 2 (2.53%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.53%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.53%) Dell
8 2 (2.53%) EMC
9 1 (1.27%) Citrix
9 1 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
9 1 (1.27%) ProCurve
9 1 (1.27%) F5
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