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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 607 595 595
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing IPv4 36 46 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.082% 0.052%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.57% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 23 9
Median daily rate £375 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £245 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £486 £470 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £112.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -67.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £112.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -67.63%

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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 3 months to 26 June 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 +1 33 £400 +10.34% 15
South East +10 10 £388 +29.16% 5
Hampshire +10 8 £375 +25.00%
West Midlands - 8 £519 - 5
East of England +12 5 - -
Essex +9 5 - -
Brentwood +5 5 - -
Winchester - 5 £375 -
Solihull - 5 - -
London +3 3 £413 +10.00% 3
South West -2 3 £412 -13.31%
Scotland -11 3 £266 +32.75%
Renfrewshire -38 3 £266 -11.50%
Erskine -40 3 £266 -11.50%
City of London +42 2 £350 -9.67% 1
Reading -2 2 £475 - 1
Berkshire -11 2 £475 - 2
Bristol - 2 £412 -
Telford - 2 £488 - 2
Shropshire - 2 £488 - 2
North West - 2 £275 - 2
East Midlands +4 1 £275 -
Northamptonshire -1 1 £275 -
Northampton -3 1 £275 -
Preston - 1 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £275 -
Birmingham - 1 £550 - 3
Dorset - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £275 -
Manchester - 1 - - 2

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 45 (63.38%) IPv6
2 42 (59.15%) Cisco
3 40 (56.34%) Firewall
4 35 (49.30%) VPN
5 33 (46.48%) Linux
6 31 (43.66%) MPLS
6 31 (43.66%) BGP
7 26 (36.62%) OSPF
8 23 (32.39%) LAN
8 23 (32.39%) WAN
8 23 (32.39%) VMware
9 22 (30.99%) CheckPoint
10 20 (28.17%) IPsec
10 20 (28.17%) DNS
10 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
11 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
12 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
13 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
14 14 (19.72%) Finance
14 14 (19.72%) Windows
15 13 (18.31%) Juniper
15 13 (18.31%) Network Design
16 12 (16.90%) Ethernet
16 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (15.49%) SQL
17 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
17 11 (15.49%) VMware ESX
18 10 (14.08%) Migration
18 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification

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 (4.23%) Apache
1 3 (4.23%) lighttpd
1 3 (4.23%) nginx
2 2 (2.82%) IIS
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
2 4 (5.63%) MS Office
3 1 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (7.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (63.38%) IPv6
2 40 (56.34%) Firewall
3 35 (49.30%) VPN
4 31 (43.66%) BGP
4 31 (43.66%) MPLS
5 26 (36.62%) OSPF
6 23 (32.39%) LAN
6 23 (32.39%) WAN
7 20 (28.17%) DNS
7 20 (28.17%) IPsec
8 15 (21.13%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
9 12 (16.90%) Ethernet
10 10 (14.08%) SNMP
10 10 (14.08%) TCP/IP
11 9 (12.68%) FabricPath
11 9 (12.68%) SSL
12 8 (11.27%) Network Security
12 8 (11.27%) TRILL
12 8 (11.27%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.49%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.23%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (4.23%) MySQL
4 1 (1.41%) MariaDB
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) ClearCase
1 5 (7.04%) CppUnit
1 5 (7.04%) Rational Rhapsody
2 4 (5.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 18 (25.35%) Telecoms
2 14 (19.72%) Finance
3 6 (8.45%) Electronics
4 5 (7.04%) Manufacturing
4 5 (7.04%) Marketing
5 4 (5.63%) Military
6 3 (4.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (25.35%) Network Engineer
2 11 (15.49%) Architect
3 9 (12.68%) Designer
3 9 (12.68%) Network Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Data Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Data Centre Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Data Migration Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (8.45%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) IT Support
4 6 (8.45%) Migration Architect
4 6 (8.45%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) IP Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) IP Network Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Regular Expression
2 5 (7.04%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.04%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (4.23%) CSS
3 3 (4.23%) Django
3 3 (4.23%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) LAMP
3 3 (4.23%) LAPP Stack
3 3 (4.23%) Laravel
3 3 (4.23%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (4.23%) RSS
3 3 (4.23%) XML
4 2 (2.82%) Middleware
4 2 (2.82%) Web Services
5 1 (1.41%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.41%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (12.68%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (11.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 8 (11.27%) iSeries
4 5 (7.04%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (7.04%) PKI
5 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.23%) Replication
7 1 (1.41%) DTV
7 1 (1.41%) STB
Operating Systems
1 33 (46.48%) Linux
2 14 (19.72%) Windows
3 10 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 10 (14.08%) Unix
4 8 (11.27%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (5.63%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.23%) Debian
7 3 (4.23%) SUSE
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.23%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.41%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.31%) Network Design
2 10 (14.08%) Migration
3 9 (12.68%) High Availability
4 7 (9.86%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (8.45%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (8.45%) Project Management
5 6 (8.45%) Software Engineering
6 5 (7.04%) Business Intelligence
6 5 (7.04%) Converged Infrastructure
6 5 (7.04%) Digital Marketing
6 5 (7.04%) Financial Modelling
6 5 (7.04%) ITIL
6 5 (7.04%) Load Balancing
6 5 (7.04%) Penetration Testing
6 5 (7.04%) Programme Management
6 5 (7.04%) Scrum
7 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
7 4 (5.63%) Service Design
7 4 (5.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (5.63%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (15.49%) SQL
2 8 (11.27%) Lisp
3 6 (8.45%) C
3 6 (8.45%) C++
4 5 (7.04%) Python
4 5 (7.04%) Shell Script
5 4 (5.63%) Bash Shell
6 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.23%) Perl
6 3 (4.23%) PHP
7 2 (2.82%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.41%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.41%) Java
8 1 (1.41%) Korn
8 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (14.08%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (11.27%) CCNP
3 7 (9.86%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) Security Cleared
4 5 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.63%) CCIE
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 3 (4.23%) MCITP
6 3 (4.23%) MCTS
7 1 (1.41%) CCSP
7 1 (1.41%) CLAS
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 11 (15.49%) VMware ESX
2 10 (14.08%) vSphere
3 9 (12.68%) Active Directory
4 8 (11.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (7.04%) iptables
5 5 (7.04%) OpenSSH
5 5 (7.04%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.41%) Snort
7 1 (1.41%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (4.23%) Cacti
2 3 (4.23%) Munin
2 3 (4.23%) Nagios
2 3 (4.23%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (4.23%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.41%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 42 (59.15%) Cisco
2 23 (32.39%) VMware
3 22 (30.99%) CheckPoint
4 20 (28.17%) Microsoft
5 13 (18.31%) Juniper
6 10 (14.08%) F5
6 10 (14.08%) IBM
6 10 (14.08%) Oracle
7 6 (8.45%) Avaya
8 5 (7.04%) Mitel
8 5 (7.04%) SAP
9 4 (5.63%) Nokia
9 4 (5.63%) Remedy
10 3 (4.23%) Ericsson
10 3 (4.23%) HP
10 3 (4.23%) Huawei
10 3 (4.23%) Mapinfo
10 3 (4.23%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.23%) Tellabs
10 3 (4.23%) Virgin Media
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