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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 556 587 562
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -25
Contract jobs citing IPv4 69 29 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.052% 0.049%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.36% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £545 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £43.78 £189.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.83% +656.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.78 £189.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-76.83% +656.00%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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
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 28 August 2015.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IPv4
Top 28 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 28 August 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 +27 64 £350 -12.50% 15
London +29 23 £400 -19.19% 3
South East -3 23 £350 -12.50% 5
Hampshire +8 18 £350 +31.21% 1
Winchester - 17 £369 - 1
South West -9 5 £500 +166.66% 2
East of England - 5 £200 -
Norfolk - 5 £200 -
Swindon - 5 £500 -
Wiltshire - 5 £500 -
Berkshire -5 4 £410 -0.60% 4
Erskine +12 3 £300 +22.44%
Renfrewshire +11 3 £300 +22.44%
City of London +5 3 £388 -25.83% 1
Scotland -4 3 £300 +22.44%
Reading -9 3 £410 -0.60% 4
Norwich - 3 £183 -
Yorkshire - 3 £304 - 1
East Midlands - 3 £275 -
Leicestershire - 2 £263 -
Leicester - 2 £263 -
West Midlands 0 1 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 £275 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £298 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £275 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 59 (59.00%) IPv6
2 49 (49.00%) Linux
3 48 (48.00%) Firewall
4 46 (46.00%) VMware
5 44 (44.00%) Windows
5 44 (44.00%) Cisco
6 35 (35.00%) Microsoft
7 34 (34.00%) WAN
8 31 (31.00%) LAN
8 31 (31.00%) MPLS
8 31 (31.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (30.00%) vSphere
10 29 (29.00%) BGP
11 28 (28.00%) CCNP
11 28 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
12 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
13 26 (26.00%) VPN
13 26 (26.00%) DNS
14 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
15 23 (23.00%) Windows 8
15 23 (23.00%) SAN
15 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 22 (22.00%) DHCP
17 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 20 (20.00%) Juniper
18 20 (20.00%) OSPF
19 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
20 17 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 17 (17.00%) Active Directory

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (12.00%) SharePoint
2 10 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.00%) SharePoint 2010
3 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.00%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.00%) Apache
6 1 (1.00%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 5 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 59 (59.00%) IPv6
2 48 (48.00%) Firewall
3 34 (34.00%) WAN
4 31 (31.00%) LAN
4 31 (31.00%) MPLS
5 29 (29.00%) BGP
6 26 (26.00%) VPN
6 26 (26.00%) DNS
7 23 (23.00%) SAN
8 22 (22.00%) DHCP
9 20 (20.00%) OSPF
10 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
11 15 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (14.00%) VLAN
12 14 (14.00%) Broadband
13 13 (13.00%) Network Security
14 12 (12.00%) Wireless
14 12 (12.00%) L2TP
15 11 (11.00%) Ethernet
15 11 (11.00%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (27.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (13.00%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (8.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.00%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.00%) JIRA
2 2 (2.00%) Trac
3 1 (1.00%) CANoe
3 1 (1.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.00%) Redmine
3 1 (1.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 14 (14.00%) Telecoms
2 8 (8.00%) Finance
3 6 (6.00%) Billing
4 4 (4.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.00%) Advertising
6 1 (1.00%) Retail
6 1 (1.00%) Automotive
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 23 (23.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.00%) Designer
3 10 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (7.00%) Analyst
4 7 (7.00%) Infrastructure Designer
5 6 (6.00%) Monitoring Specialist
5 6 (6.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (6.00%) Systems Support
5 6 (6.00%) Support Technician
6 5 (5.00%) Field Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Test Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) IP Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Lead Designer
7 4 (4.00%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.00%) Test Analyst
7 4 (4.00%) Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.00%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.00%) HTML
3 2 (2.00%) CGI
3 2 (2.00%) REST
4 1 (1.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 25 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 14 (14.00%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (8.00%) Replication
4 7 (7.00%) Cryptography
4 7 (7.00%) Video Conferencing
4 7 (7.00%) User Experience
5 3 (3.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.00%) Fat Client
5 3 (3.00%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.00%) DTV
6 2 (2.00%) PKI
6 2 (2.00%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.00%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.00%) Data Integration
7 1 (1.00%) Telematics
7 1 (1.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.00%) Linux
2 44 (44.00%) Windows
3 31 (31.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (23.00%) Windows 8
4 23 (23.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (21.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (12.00%) Ubuntu
7 10 (10.00%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.00%) UNIX
9 5 (5.00%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (2.00%) Android
11 1 (1.00%) SUSE
11 1 (1.00%) Debian
11 1 (1.00%) HPUX
11 1 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (10.00%) Network Design
2 9 (9.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.00%) Change Control
3 8 (8.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (6.00%) Technical Architecture
4 6 (6.00%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 6 (6.00%) Dependency Management
4 6 (6.00%) Kalman Filter
4 6 (6.00%) Dashboard Development
5 5 (5.00%) Risk Management
5 5 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 5 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 5 (5.00%) Logistics
6 4 (4.00%) Service Management
6 4 (4.00%) Information Security
6 4 (4.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) SQL
2 8 (8.00%) Perl
3 6 (6.00%) C
3 6 (6.00%) PowerShell
3 6 (6.00%) Bash Shell
4 5 (5.00%) Shell Script
5 4 (4.00%) C++
6 3 (3.00%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.00%) Embedded C++
7 2 (2.00%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 28 (28.00%) CCNP
1 28 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 17 (17.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 16 (16.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (14.00%) MCSE
6 13 (13.00%) MCSA
7 11 (11.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.00%) Degree
8 8 (8.00%) CCIP
8 8 (8.00%) JNCIS
9 6 (6.00%) MCDST
9 6 (6.00%) MCTS
10 5 (5.00%) CCNA
10 5 (5.00%) CCIE
10 5 (5.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (3.00%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.00%) ISTQB
12 2 (2.00%) JNCIP
13 1 (1.00%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 30 (30.00%) vSphere
2 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.00%) Active Directory
4 13 (13.00%) VMware ESX
5 8 (8.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.00%) XenApp
7 4 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.00%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.00%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.00%) vCloud
10 1 (1.00%) LXC
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 4 (4.00%) Netcool
3 2 (2.00%) SCCM
3 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.00%) Puppet
4 1 (1.00%) SCOM
4 1 (1.00%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (46.00%) VMware
2 44 (44.00%) Cisco
3 35 (35.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (20.00%) Juniper
5 10 (10.00%) Red Hat
6 8 (8.00%) Oracle
7 7 (7.00%) Tandberg
7 7 (7.00%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.00%) Citrix
8 6 (6.00%) ComArch
9 5 (5.00%) Brocade
9 5 (5.00%) Veeam
9 5 (5.00%) HP
9 5 (5.00%) Splunk
10 3 (3.00%) F5
10 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.00%) AppSense
11 2 (2.00%) BT
11 2 (2.00%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.00%) EMC
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