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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK
Rank 563 590 568
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -22
Contract jobs citing IPv4 37 28 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.083% 0.055% 0.066%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.54% 0.38% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 12
Median daily rate £370 £471 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.48% +48.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £341 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £400 £318
% change year-on-year
-9.37% +25.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £28.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £28.85

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
6869 7404 7386
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.56% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 4162 4306 4176
Median daily rate £400 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 373 410
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.66 £22.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.22% +21.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.92 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +26.31%

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 18 January 2017.

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 20 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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +29 32 £370 -21.48% 13
London +13 16 £370 -26.00% 7
South East +21 6 £375 -3.22% 2
East of England - 6 £415 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £338 - 1
Berkshire +11 4 - -
Ipswich - 4 £475 - 1
Slough - 4 - -
West Yorkshire +16 2 £363 +13.28%
South West +11 2 £264 - 1
Yorkshire +10 2 £363 +13.28%
City of London -12 2 £475 - 3
Wales - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Dorset - 2 £264 -
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £415 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Blandford Forum - 1 £263 -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 39 (57.35%) IPv6
2 38 (55.88%) Firewall
3 35 (51.47%) Cisco
4 26 (38.24%) OSPF
5 24 (35.29%) BGP
5 24 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 24 (35.29%) DNS
5 24 (35.29%) Ethernet
6 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (33.82%) Linux
6 23 (33.82%) Network Security
7 22 (32.35%) Windows
8 21 (30.88%) CCNP
8 21 (30.88%) VMware
9 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (26.47%) CCNA
10 18 (26.47%) VPN
10 18 (26.47%) MPLS
11 17 (25.00%) Juniper
11 17 (25.00%) WAN
11 17 (25.00%) DHCP
12 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
13 15 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (20.59%) Internet
14 14 (20.59%) LAN
15 13 (19.12%) SSL
15 13 (19.12%) Nagios
15 13 (19.12%) VLAN
16 12 (17.65%) Network Design
16 12 (17.65%) Wireless

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 (4.41%) MS Exchange
1 3 (4.41%) nginx
1 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (2.94%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Apache
3 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.47%) JBoss
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.94%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (8.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.47%) GitHub
3 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (57.35%) IPv6
2 38 (55.88%) Firewall
3 26 (38.24%) OSPF
4 24 (35.29%) BGP
4 24 (35.29%) DNS
4 24 (35.29%) Ethernet
4 24 (35.29%) TCP/IP
5 23 (33.82%) Network Security
6 18 (26.47%) MPLS
6 18 (26.47%) VPN
7 17 (25.00%) DHCP
7 17 (25.00%) WAN
8 15 (22.06%) Cisco Nexus
9 14 (20.59%) Internet
9 14 (20.59%) LAN
10 13 (19.12%) SSL
10 13 (19.12%) VLAN
11 12 (17.65%) Wireless
12 11 (16.18%) Multicast
12 11 (16.18%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (7.35%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.88%) MySQL
3 3 (4.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (7.35%) Git (software)
1 5 (7.35%) Subversion
2 2 (2.94%) Automake
2 2 (2.94%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.94%) CppUnit
2 2 (2.94%) JUnit
3 1 (1.47%) HP UFT
3 1 (1.47%) JBehave
3 1 (1.47%) JMeter
3 1 (1.47%) Redmine
3 1 (1.47%) Selenium
3 1 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (14.71%) Telecoms
2 8 (11.76%) Legal
3 6 (8.82%) Advertising
4 3 (4.41%) Billing
5 2 (2.94%) Banking
5 2 (2.94%) Finance
5 2 (2.94%) Retail
6 1 (1.47%) Electronics
6 1 (1.47%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (23.53%) Architect
2 15 (22.06%) Network Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) Administrator
4 8 (11.76%) Network Administrator
4 8 (11.76%) Network Security Administrator
4 8 (11.76%) Security Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Information Security Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) Software Engineer
6 6 (8.82%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (7.35%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.88%) Test Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) 1st Line Support
9 3 (4.41%) Applications Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.41%) Network Architect
9 3 (4.41%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.82%) Java EE
2 5 (7.35%) 802.1X
2 5 (7.35%) Middleware
3 4 (5.88%) PostGIS
4 3 (4.41%) POSIX
4 3 (4.41%) Web Services
5 2 (2.94%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (2.94%) OpenEmbedded
5 2 (2.94%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.94%) Regular Expression
5 2 (2.94%) WebKit
5 2 (2.94%) Yocto
6 1 (1.47%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.24%) Client/Server
2 8 (11.76%) Data Centre
3 7 (10.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 7 (10.29%) STB
4 5 (7.35%) IPTV
4 5 (7.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (7.35%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (7.35%) Video on Demand
5 3 (4.41%) PKI
5 3 (4.41%) Replication
6 2 (2.94%) Digital TV
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.94%) MPEG
6 2 (2.94%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Clustering
7 1 (1.47%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Linux
2 22 (32.35%) Windows
3 12 (17.65%) Unix
4 8 (11.76%) Windows Server
5 7 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Android
7 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (2.94%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.94%) VMS
9 1 (1.47%) CentOS
9 1 (1.47%) Debian
9 1 (1.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.47%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (17.65%) Network Design
2 10 (14.71%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.24%) Information Security
4 8 (11.76%) Network Architecture
5 7 (10.29%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (10.29%) Software Engineering
6 6 (8.82%) Change Management
6 6 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.82%) DDoS Mitigation
6 6 (8.82%) E-Discovery
6 6 (8.82%) Mentoring
6 6 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
7 5 (7.35%) ITIL
8 4 (5.88%) Automated Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Configuration Management
8 4 (5.88%) Continuous Deployment
8 4 (5.88%) Load Testing
8 4 (5.88%) Network Management
8 4 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (4.41%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.18%) C
1 11 (16.18%) Java
2 10 (14.71%) Python
3 7 (10.29%) C++
3 7 (10.29%) Shell Script
4 5 (7.35%) SQL
5 3 (4.41%) Go
5 3 (4.41%) Ruby
5 3 (4.41%) Rust
5 3 (4.41%) Scala
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.94%) Perl
7 1 (1.47%) Lisp
Qualifications
1 23 (33.82%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (30.88%) CCNP
3 18 (26.47%) CCNA
4 9 (13.24%) CISSP
4 9 (13.24%) SC Cleared
4 9 (13.24%) Security Cleared
5 8 (11.76%) JNCIA
6 7 (10.29%) GIAC
7 6 (8.82%) CCIP
8 5 (7.35%) CCSA
8 5 (7.35%) CCSE
9 3 (4.41%) CCIE
10 2 (2.94%) Degree
11 1 (1.47%) ISEB
11 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
11 1 (1.47%) JNCIP
11 1 (1.47%) MCSA
11 1 (1.47%) MCSE
11 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (27.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (17.65%) Active Directory
3 7 (10.29%) Hyper-V
3 7 (10.29%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (4.41%) Firmware
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.94%) iptables
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 2 (2.94%) OpenSSH
5 2 (2.94%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.47%) Docker
6 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (19.12%) Nagios
2 6 (8.82%) EnCase
2 6 (8.82%) SCCM
3 5 (7.35%) Puppet
4 3 (4.41%) Graphite
5 2 (2.94%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.94%) OpenView
5 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.47%) SELinux
6 1 (1.47%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (51.47%) Cisco
2 21 (30.88%) VMware
3 17 (25.00%) Juniper
4 16 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 11 (16.18%) Microsoft
6 10 (14.71%) Infoblox
7 8 (11.76%) Huawei
8 7 (10.29%) Riverbed
9 3 (4.41%) Dell
9 3 (4.41%) F5
9 3 (4.41%) Palo Alto
9 3 (4.41%) Sophos
10 2 (2.94%) Apple
10 2 (2.94%) Conax
10 2 (2.94%) Extreme Networks
10 2 (2.94%) Nagra
10 2 (2.94%) Nokia
10 2 (2.94%) Ruckus Wireless
10 2 (2.94%) Tellabs
10 2 (2.94%) Verimatrix
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