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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 601 622 629
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +7
Contract jobs citing IPv4 23 24 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.043% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.31% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Median daily rate £375 £375 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £320 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £423 £491
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £348
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.75 - £27.50

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
7501 7924 8326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.31% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 4661 4760
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 478 454
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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
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 4 December 2016.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IPv4
Top 16 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 4 December 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 +5 20 £375 - 15
South East +18 6 - - 1
London -4 6 £375 -6.25% 5
Berkshire +13 5 - -
Slough - 5 - -
North West +6 3 - - 1
East of England - 3 £415 -
Manchester - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire +17 2 £363 +13.28%
West Yorkshire +12 2 £363 +13.28%
Ipswich - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £415 -
Oxfordshire - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 38 (56.72%) Firewall
2 36 (53.73%) Cisco
3 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (43.28%) CCNP
4 29 (43.28%) IPv6
5 28 (41.79%) Windows
6 25 (37.31%) VMware
7 24 (35.82%) Linux
7 24 (35.82%) Juniper
8 22 (32.84%) WAN
9 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
10 19 (28.36%) Ethernet
10 19 (28.36%) LAN
11 18 (26.87%) DNS
11 18 (26.87%) BGP
12 17 (25.37%) MPLS
12 17 (25.37%) OSPF
12 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
12 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
13 16 (23.88%) Data Centre
13 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
14 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
14 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
15 14 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (20.90%) Network Security
15 14 (20.90%) VPN
15 14 (20.90%) CCNA
15 14 (20.90%) DHCP
16 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
17 12 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus

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 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
1 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.49%) Apache
2 1 (1.49%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.49%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (5.97%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (2.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (56.72%) Firewall
2 29 (43.28%) IPv6
3 22 (32.84%) WAN
4 19 (28.36%) Ethernet
4 19 (28.36%) LAN
5 18 (26.87%) BGP
5 18 (26.87%) DNS
6 17 (25.37%) MPLS
6 17 (25.37%) OSPF
6 17 (25.37%) TCP/IP
7 14 (20.90%) Cisco ASA
7 14 (20.90%) DHCP
7 14 (20.90%) Network Security
7 14 (20.90%) VPN
8 12 (17.91%) Cisco Nexus
9 11 (16.42%) SAN
9 11 (16.42%) VLAN
10 10 (14.93%) Internet
10 10 (14.93%) VPLS
11 9 (13.43%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.97%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (4.48%) MySQL
4 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (5.97%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.97%) Subversion
2 3 (4.48%) ClearCase
2 3 (4.48%) CppUnit
3 2 (2.99%) Automake
4 1 (1.49%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 12 (17.91%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.45%) Legal
3 4 (5.97%) Advertising
4 3 (4.48%) Billing
5 1 (1.49%) Electronics
5 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (23.88%) Architect
2 11 (16.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.93%) Network Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Senior Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Technical Leader
5 5 (7.46%) 1st Line Support
5 5 (7.46%) Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Juniper Engineer
5 5 (7.46%) Network Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Network Security Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Security Administrator
5 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.97%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Linux Systems Engineer
6 4 (5.97%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.46%) Middleware
3 4 (5.97%) Java EE
3 4 (5.97%) PostGIS
4 3 (4.48%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 3 (4.48%) OpenEmbedded
4 3 (4.48%) OpenGL
4 3 (4.48%) Regular Expression
4 3 (4.48%) WebKit
4 3 (4.48%) Yocto
5 1 (1.49%) POSIX
5 1 (1.49%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.88%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.94%) STB
3 5 (7.46%) IPTV
3 5 (7.46%) Over-the-Top Content
3 5 (7.46%) Video on Demand
4 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
4 4 (5.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 3 (4.48%) Digital TV
5 3 (4.48%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.99%) Replication
6 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) MPEG
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (41.79%) Windows
2 24 (35.82%) Linux
3 17 (25.37%) Windows Server
4 15 (22.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (16.42%) Unix
6 10 (14.93%) Ubuntu
7 9 (13.43%) Windows 8
8 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (4.48%) Android
9 3 (4.48%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.49%) CentOS
10 1 (1.49%) Debian
10 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.43%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.94%) Load Balancing
3 7 (10.45%) Network Architecture
3 7 (10.45%) Network Design
4 6 (8.96%) Change Management
5 5 (7.46%) Information Security
5 5 (7.46%) Software Engineering
5 5 (7.46%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (5.97%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (5.97%) DDoS Mitigation
6 4 (5.97%) E-Discovery
6 4 (5.97%) Penetration Testing
7 3 (4.48%) Automated Testing
7 3 (4.48%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.48%) Continuous Deployment
7 3 (4.48%) Incident Management
7 3 (4.48%) Infrastructure Monitoring
7 3 (4.48%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (4.48%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.48%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.93%) C
2 9 (13.43%) C++
3 6 (8.96%) Python
3 6 (8.96%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.46%) Java
5 3 (4.48%) Embedded C++
5 3 (4.48%) Go
5 3 (4.48%) Ruby
5 3 (4.48%) Rust
5 3 (4.48%) Scala
6 2 (2.99%) Perl
Qualifications
1 30 (44.78%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (43.28%) CCNP
3 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (20.90%) CCNA
5 13 (19.40%) SC Cleared
6 9 (13.43%) MCSA
6 9 (13.43%) MCSE
6 9 (13.43%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (13.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (10.45%) CISSP
7 7 (10.45%) JNCIA
8 6 (8.96%) CCIP
9 5 (7.46%) CCSA
9 5 (7.46%) CCSE
9 5 (7.46%) GIAC
10 2 (2.99%) CCIE
10 2 (2.99%) CLAS
10 2 (2.99%) Degree
11 1 (1.49%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (23.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (13.43%) Virtual Desktop
2 9 (13.43%) vSphere
3 7 (10.45%) Active Directory
4 5 (7.46%) Hyper-V
5 4 (5.97%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (4.48%) iptables
6 3 (4.48%) OpenSSH
7 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (2.99%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (2.99%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (13.43%) Nagios
2 6 (8.96%) SCCM
3 4 (5.97%) EnCase
3 4 (5.97%) Puppet
4 2 (2.99%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.99%) OpenView
5 1 (1.49%) Graphite
5 1 (1.49%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.49%) SELinux
5 1 (1.49%) yum
Vendors
1 36 (53.73%) Cisco
2 25 (37.31%) VMware
3 24 (35.82%) Juniper
4 20 (29.85%) Microsoft
5 9 (13.43%) CheckPoint
6 7 (10.45%) Huawei
7 6 (8.96%) Infoblox
8 5 (7.46%) Riverbed
9 4 (5.97%) Extreme Networks
10 3 (4.48%) Avaya
10 3 (4.48%) CA
10 3 (4.48%) Conax
10 3 (4.48%) F5
10 3 (4.48%) Mitel
10 3 (4.48%) Nagra
10 3 (4.48%) Nokia
10 3 (4.48%) Verimatrix
11 2 (2.99%) Apple
11 2 (2.99%) Dell
11 2 (2.99%) Ericsson
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