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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 605 590 601
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +11
Contract jobs citing IPv4 48 68 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.12% 0.060%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.84% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 39 14
Median daily rate £400 £338 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £245 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £455 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £412 £313 £400
% change year-on-year
+31.54% -21.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £40.14 £189.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.10% -78.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £40.14 £189.00
% change year-on-year
+12.10% -78.76%

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
8486 8133 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.92% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 5177 4655 4450
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 518 461
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.16% +2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 August 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 24 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 August 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 -13 47 £400 +10.34% 8
West Midlands -6 23 £400 - 1
Birmingham - 11 £400 -
London -24 9 £375 -6.25% 3
South East +2 7 £450 +30.90% 1
Shropshire - 7 £469 -
Telford - 7 £469 -
East of England +15 4 £300 +50.00%
Oxfordshire - 4 £450 -
Solihull - 4 - -
Abingdon - 3 £450 -
Brentwood - 3 - -
Essex - 3 - -
Reading +10 2 £393 -4.26% 1
South West +1 2 £412 -17.65% 1
Berkshire 0 2 £393 -4.26% 1
Bristol - 2 £412 -
North West - 2 £293 - 2
City of London +23 1 £382 -1.41%
Hampshire -9 1 £575 +67.27%
Manchester - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Southampton - 1 £575 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 August 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 41 (51.25%) Linux
2 40 (50.00%) Cisco
2 40 (50.00%) Firewall
3 35 (43.75%) IPv6
4 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
5 28 (35.00%) VMware
6 24 (30.00%) Windows
6 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (28.75%) CCNP
7 23 (28.75%) WAN
8 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
9 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
9 21 (26.25%) Ethernet
10 19 (23.75%) VPN
10 19 (23.75%) Juniper
10 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (22.50%) vSphere
11 18 (22.50%) LAN
11 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
12 17 (21.25%) CheckPoint
13 16 (20.00%) MPLS
13 16 (20.00%) OSPF
13 16 (20.00%) BGP
14 15 (18.75%) DHCP
15 14 (17.50%) Unix
15 14 (17.50%) Telecoms
15 14 (17.50%) Network Design
15 14 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
16 13 (16.25%) C

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 (3.75%) Apache
1 3 (3.75%) lighttpd
1 3 (3.75%) nginx
2 2 (2.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
1 3 (3.75%) MS Office
2 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.50%) Office 365
2 2 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (50.00%) Firewall
2 35 (43.75%) IPv6
3 23 (28.75%) WAN
4 21 (26.25%) Ethernet
5 19 (23.75%) Cisco ASA
5 19 (23.75%) VPN
6 18 (22.50%) LAN
7 16 (20.00%) BGP
7 16 (20.00%) MPLS
7 16 (20.00%) OSPF
8 15 (18.75%) DHCP
9 13 (16.25%) DNS
9 13 (16.25%) SNMP
10 12 (15.00%) Network Security
11 11 (13.75%) SSL
12 10 (12.50%) SAN
13 9 (11.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (10.00%) Internet
14 8 (10.00%) IPsec
14 8 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (22.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (7.50%) MySQL
4 3 (3.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.25%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) ClearCase
1 8 (10.00%) CppUnit
2 6 (7.50%) Rational Rhapsody
3 4 (5.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (5.00%) Subversion
4 2 (2.50%) Automake
General
1 14 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Finance
3 3 (3.75%) Advertising
3 3 (3.75%) Legal
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
4 1 (1.25%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (20.00%) Architect
2 13 (16.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (10.00%) Software Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) IT Engineer
4 7 (8.75%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Embedded Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Senior Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (7.50%) Technical Leader
6 5 (6.25%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 5 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (6.25%) Network Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Network Architect
6 5 (6.25%) Security Administrator
6 5 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.75%) Regular Expression
2 8 (10.00%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 4 (5.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (5.00%) PostGIS
4 3 (3.75%) CSS
4 3 (3.75%) Django
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) LAMP
4 3 (3.75%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (3.75%) Laravel
4 3 (3.75%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
4 3 (3.75%) XML
5 2 (2.50%) Middleware
5 2 (2.50%) OpenEmbedded
5 2 (2.50%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.50%) WebKit
5 2 (2.50%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 22 (27.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (10.00%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (10.00%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 5 (6.25%) PKI
4 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.00%) Replication
5 2 (2.50%) Digital TV
5 2 (2.50%) iSeries
5 2 (2.50%) STB
Operating Systems
1 41 (51.25%) Linux
2 24 (30.00%) Windows
3 21 (26.25%) Windows Server
4 14 (17.50%) Unix
5 13 (16.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (13.75%) Windows 8
7 10 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (12.50%) Ubuntu
8 7 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
10 4 (5.00%) Debian
11 3 (3.75%) SUSE
12 2 (2.50%) Embedded Linux
12 2 (2.50%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.50%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) Network Design
2 11 (13.75%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 10 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 9 (11.25%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (10.00%) Scrum
6 7 (8.75%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.25%) Change Management
7 5 (6.25%) Converged Infrastructure
7 5 (6.25%) Financial Modelling
7 5 (6.25%) High Availability
8 4 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (5.00%) Information Security
8 4 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.00%) Project Management
8 4 (5.00%) Service Design
9 3 (3.75%) Automated Testing
9 3 (3.75%) Migration
9 3 (3.75%) Network Load Balancing
9 3 (3.75%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 13 (16.25%) C
1 13 (16.25%) C++
2 10 (12.50%) SQL
3 8 (10.00%) Python
3 8 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (5.00%) Ruby
5 3 (3.75%) Go
5 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.75%) Perl
5 3 (3.75%) PHP
5 3 (3.75%) Rust
5 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 2 (2.50%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.50%) Lisp
6 2 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.25%) Java
7 1 (1.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 24 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (28.75%) CCNP
3 14 (17.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (15.00%) Security Cleared
5 10 (12.50%) MCSE
5 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 9 (11.25%) MCSA
7 5 (6.25%) CISSP
8 4 (5.00%) CCNA
8 4 (5.00%) CCSA
8 4 (5.00%) CCSE
8 4 (5.00%) GIAC
9 3 (3.75%) CCIE
10 2 (2.50%) CLAS
11 1 (1.25%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 18 (22.50%) vSphere
2 13 (16.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 10 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (10.00%) iptables
4 8 (10.00%) OpenSSH
5 6 (7.50%) Active Directory
5 6 (7.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.25%) Firmware
6 1 (1.25%) Snort
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (10.00%) Nagios
2 5 (6.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (5.00%) Puppet
3 4 (5.00%) SCCM
4 3 (3.75%) Cacti
4 3 (3.75%) EnCase
4 3 (3.75%) Munin
4 3 (3.75%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.25%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.25%) SELinux
5 1 (1.25%) TrustSec
5 1 (1.25%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (50.00%) Cisco
2 29 (36.25%) Microsoft
3 28 (35.00%) VMware
4 19 (23.75%) Juniper
5 17 (21.25%) CheckPoint
6 9 (11.25%) Oracle
7 8 (10.00%) F5
8 6 (7.50%) Avaya
9 5 (6.25%) Infoblox
9 5 (6.25%) Mitel
9 5 (6.25%) Nokia
10 4 (5.00%) Huawei
10 4 (5.00%) Remedy
11 3 (3.75%) BT
11 3 (3.75%) Ericsson
11 3 (3.75%) HP
11 3 (3.75%) IBM
11 3 (3.75%) Mapinfo
11 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.75%) Riverbed