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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 534 531 509
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Contract jobs citing IPv4 43 30 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.062% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.46% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 13 8
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.94% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-18.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.05 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.05 - -

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
7410 6490 7173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 13.33% 15.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4167 3461 3435
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 638
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £21.97
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.37% -15.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -15 40 £290 -31.76% 17
North West - 12 - -
Manchester - 12 - -
Yorkshire +11 11 £285 - 2
South West -22 10 £450 +24.13%
Gloucestershire -15 4 £358 -
Bristol - 4 £450 -
West Midlands +1 3 - -
London -7 3 £538 +26.47% 4
City of London +8 2 £538 +65.38% 1
Scotland -5 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -12 2 - -
Swindon -13 2 - -
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry +1 1 - -
East of England 0 1 - - 1
Berkshire -1 1 £295 - 6
South East -25 1 £295 +110.71% 10
Suffolk - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £238 - 1
Glasgow - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £238 - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cwmbran - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Telford - - - -
Watford - - - - 1

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 46 (68.66%) IPv6
2 45 (67.16%) Cisco
3 40 (59.70%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (56.72%) OSPF
5 36 (53.73%) BGP
6 35 (52.24%) VPN
7 33 (49.25%) MPLS
8 31 (46.27%) CCNP
9 29 (43.28%) LAN
10 28 (41.79%) WAN
11 25 (37.31%) CCIP
12 24 (35.82%) Juniper
13 22 (32.84%) CCIE
13 22 (32.84%) Linux
14 20 (29.85%) Ethernet
15 19 (28.36%) TCP/IP
16 17 (25.37%) VLAN
16 17 (25.37%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (23.88%) VRRP
17 16 (23.88%) Firewall
17 16 (23.88%) CCNA
18 15 (22.39%) Telecoms
18 15 (22.39%) HSRP
19 13 (19.40%) UNIX
20 12 (17.91%) Windows
20 12 (17.91%) DNS
20 12 (17.91%) Broadband
20 12 (17.91%) BT
20 12 (17.91%) L2TP
20 12 (17.91%) RSVP

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 5 (7.46%) IIS
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 3 (4.48%) MS Office
1 3 (4.48%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.49%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 46 (68.66%) IPv6
2 38 (56.72%) OSPF
3 36 (53.73%) BGP
4 35 (52.24%) VPN
5 33 (49.25%) MPLS
6 29 (43.28%) LAN
7 28 (41.79%) WAN
8 20 (29.85%) Ethernet
9 19 (28.36%) TCP/IP
10 17 (25.37%) VLAN
10 17 (25.37%) Cisco IOS
11 16 (23.88%) VRRP
11 16 (23.88%) Firewall
12 15 (22.39%) HSRP
13 12 (17.91%) BT 21CN
13 12 (17.91%) Junos
13 12 (17.91%) L2TP
13 12 (17.91%) RSVP
13 12 (17.91%) DNS
13 12 (17.91%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.99%) MySQL
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Eclipse
1 2 (2.99%) GCC
1 2 (2.99%) GDB
2 1 (1.49%) MSI
2 1 (1.49%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (1.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 15 (22.39%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.48%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Automotive
3 2 (2.99%) Electronics
3 2 (2.99%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.49%) Billing
4 1 (1.49%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.49%) German Language
Job Titles
1 19 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Implementation Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) Operations Engineer
2 12 (17.91%) IP Engineer
3 11 (16.42%) Architect
4 7 (10.45%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.96%) Network Architect
6 5 (7.46%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Software Developer
8 3 (4.48%) Network Design Architect
9 2 (2.99%) Designer
9 2 (2.99%) Development Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.99%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.49%) Team Leader
10 1 (1.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 1 (1.49%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.94%) HTML
2 5 (7.46%) XML
3 3 (4.48%) STL
3 3 (4.48%) HTML5
4 2 (2.99%) JPA
4 2 (2.99%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.99%) JMS
4 2 (2.99%) Spring
4 2 (2.99%) Ajax
5 1 (1.49%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
5 1 (1.49%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.96%) Cryptography
2 3 (4.48%) Telematics
3 2 (2.99%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (2.99%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.49%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.84%) Linux
2 13 (19.40%) UNIX
3 12 (17.91%) Windows
4 3 (4.48%) Windows XP
4 3 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.49%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.94%) Network Design
2 7 (10.45%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) High Availability
3 5 (7.46%) DevOps
4 4 (5.97%) Network Management
4 4 (5.97%) Validation
5 3 (4.48%) Project Management
5 3 (4.48%) Network Planning
5 3 (4.48%) Requirements Analysis
5 3 (4.48%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (4.48%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.48%) Business Development
6 2 (2.99%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.99%) Use Case
6 2 (2.99%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (2.99%) Multithreading
6 2 (2.99%) Time Management
6 2 (2.99%) TDD
6 2 (2.99%) DMAIC
6 2 (2.99%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.96%) C++
1 6 (8.96%) VBScript
1 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.48%) Python
2 3 (4.48%) Ruby
2 3 (4.48%) Java
2 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
2 3 (4.48%) Perl
3 2 (2.99%) SQL
3 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.49%) C
Qualifications
1 40 (59.70%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (46.27%) CCNP
3 25 (37.31%) CCIP
4 22 (32.84%) CCIE
5 16 (23.88%) CCNA
6 12 (17.91%) JNCIA
6 12 (17.91%) JNCIP
6 12 (17.91%) SC Cleared
6 12 (17.91%) Security Cleared
7 9 (13.43%) Degree
8 5 (7.46%) MCP
8 5 (7.46%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (5.97%) MCTS
10 2 (2.99%) JNCIS
10 2 (2.99%) DV Cleared
11 1 (1.49%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.49%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (1.49%) PMP
11 1 (1.49%) PMI Certification
11 1 (1.49%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.93%) vCloud
2 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
3 5 (7.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.49%) vSphere
4 1 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.49%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.49%) Squid
Systems Management
1 2 (2.99%) FortiGate
2 1 (1.49%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.49%) SCCM
Vendors
1 45 (67.16%) Cisco
2 24 (35.82%) Juniper
3 12 (17.91%) BT
4 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (10.45%) HP
5 7 (10.45%) VMware
6 5 (7.46%) Brocade
7 4 (5.97%) F5
7 4 (5.97%) Nokia
8 3 (4.48%) ProCurve
9 2 (2.99%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.99%) EMC
9 2 (2.99%) Oracle
10 1 (1.49%) SAP
10 1 (1.49%) IBM
10 1 (1.49%) Avaya
10 1 (1.49%) Dell
10 1 (1.49%) Veritas
10 1 (1.49%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.49%) Symantec
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