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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 588 555 588
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +33
Contract jobs citing IPv4 24 31 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.059% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.43% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 6
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£438 £450 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +63.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £309 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £506 £363
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £275
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +31.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £190.00 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+660.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £190.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+660.00% -23.07%

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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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 -18 19 £448 -2.71% 15
London +12 11 £495 +4.76% 8
South East +4 5 £400 - 4
Berkshire +8 3 £400 - 1
City of London +27 2 £523 +13.58% 1
Reading +14 2 £400 - 1
South West -45 2 - - 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
West Wales - 1 £475 -
Swansea - 1 £475 -
Wales - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Watford - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Ipswich - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
East of England - - - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 29 (55.77%) Windows
3 28 (53.85%) IPv6
4 25 (48.08%) Cisco
5 24 (46.15%) LAN
6 23 (44.23%) DNS
7 22 (42.31%) WAN
8 19 (36.54%) DHCP
8 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
9 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
9 18 (34.62%) ITIL
10 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
10 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
11 14 (26.92%) VLAN
11 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
12 13 (25.00%) IIS
13 12 (23.08%) HP
13 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
14 11 (21.15%) SQL
15 10 (19.23%) VBScript
15 10 (19.23%) MCP
15 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
15 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
15 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
15 10 (19.23%) VPN
15 10 (19.23%) F5
16 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
16 9 (17.31%) VMware
16 9 (17.31%) BGP

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 13 (25.00%) IIS
2 10 (19.23%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.92%) IBM Connections
3 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
Applications
1 10 (19.23%) MS Excel
2 7 (13.46%) MS Office
3 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (59.62%) Firewall
2 28 (53.85%) IPv6
3 24 (46.15%) LAN
4 23 (44.23%) DNS
5 22 (42.31%) WAN
6 19 (36.54%) DHCP
7 14 (26.92%) VLAN
7 14 (26.92%) TCP/IP
8 10 (19.23%) VPN
9 9 (17.31%) BGP
10 8 (15.38%) Network Security
11 7 (13.46%) VoIP
11 7 (13.46%) OSPF
12 6 (11.54%) SAN
12 6 (11.54%) Ethernet
12 6 (11.54%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (9.62%) HSRP
13 5 (9.62%) SDH
13 5 (9.62%) ISDN
13 5 (9.62%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.85%) MySQL
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (13.46%) GDB
2 2 (3.85%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.92%) MSI
General
1 6 (11.54%) Back Office
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
2 2 (3.85%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.92%) Czech Language
3 1 (1.92%) German Language
3 1 (1.92%) Automotive
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 7 (13.46%) Architect
2 6 (11.54%) Developer
2 6 (11.54%) Server Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (11.54%) Wintel Engineer
3 5 (9.62%) Network Architect
3 5 (9.62%) Consultant
3 5 (9.62%) Analyst
4 4 (7.69%) Programmer
4 4 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
4 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
4 4 (7.69%) C Developer
4 4 (7.69%) C Programmer
4 4 (7.69%) Firewall Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (5.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.77%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (5.77%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) HTML
2 6 (11.54%) XML
3 5 (9.62%) Web Services
4 2 (3.85%) JMS
4 2 (3.85%) Spring
4 2 (3.85%) Ajax
4 2 (3.85%) JPA
5 1 (1.92%) HTML5
5 1 (1.92%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (13.46%) iPad
2 6 (11.54%) Statistics
3 4 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.77%) PKI
5 2 (3.85%) Replication
6 1 (1.92%) Telematics
6 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
6 1 (1.92%) SCADA
6 1 (1.92%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.92%) Clustering
6 1 (1.92%) CESG
6 1 (1.92%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (55.77%) Windows
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (17.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 6 (11.54%) Windows 2000
4 5 (9.62%) Linux
5 3 (5.77%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.92%) HPUX
6 1 (1.92%) Solaris
6 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (34.62%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 6 (11.54%) High Availability
3 6 (11.54%) Network Design
4 5 (9.62%) Network Planning
4 5 (9.62%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.62%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (9.62%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (9.62%) Project Management
5 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 3 (5.77%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.85%) Process Management
7 2 (3.85%) Validation
7 2 (3.85%) Migration
7 2 (3.85%) DevOps
7 2 (3.85%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.85%) Software Testing
8 1 (1.92%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 11 (21.15%) SQL
3 10 (19.23%) VBScript
4 7 (13.46%) C
5 5 (9.62%) Embedded C
6 3 (5.77%) Perl
7 2 (3.85%) Java
7 2 (3.85%) C++
8 1 (1.92%) Korn
8 1 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.92%) Python
Qualifications
1 15 (28.85%) SC Cleared
1 15 (28.85%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) MCP
2 10 (19.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.54%) CCIE
4 6 (11.54%) MCTS
5 4 (7.69%) MCSE
5 4 (7.69%) Degree
6 3 (5.77%) CCNP
6 3 (5.77%) CCNA
7 2 (3.85%) ISEB
7 2 (3.85%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.92%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIE
8 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.92%) PMP
8 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.62%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (13.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.54%) ISA Server
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.92%) Squid
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) WSUS
1 7 (13.46%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (11.54%) DameWare
2 6 (11.54%) OpenView
2 6 (11.54%) OVSD
3 5 (9.62%) SCCM
4 4 (7.69%) Backup Exec
5 2 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 25 (48.08%) Cisco
2 19 (36.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (23.08%) HP
4 10 (19.23%) F5
5 9 (17.31%) VMware
6 8 (15.38%) IBM
7 7 (13.46%) Citrix
7 7 (13.46%) McAfee
7 7 (13.46%) Apple
8 6 (11.54%) CheckPoint
8 6 (11.54%) Nokia
8 6 (11.54%) Clearswift
9 5 (9.62%) Juniper
10 4 (7.69%) Symantec
10 4 (7.69%) Avaya
11 3 (5.77%) Oracle
12 2 (3.85%) NetApp
12 2 (3.85%) EMC
13 1 (1.92%) Altiris
13 1 (1.92%) Isilon
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