The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 572 541 570
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +29
Contract jobs citing IPv4 32 24 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.047% 0.022%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.42% 0.34% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 13 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £440 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +49.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £325 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £516 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Average hourly rate £189.00 £37.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+404.00% +188.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £189.00 £37.50 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+404.00% +188.46%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

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 July 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
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 July 2014.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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 +4 29 £425 -12.37% 13
South East -16 13 £413 - 2
London +17 11 £525 +5.00% 6
Berkshire - 10 £425 -
Reading - 8 £425 -
South West -28 4 £188 - 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £188 -
Hampshire -12 2 £267 -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £267 -
City of London - 1 £550 - 3
Surrey - 1 - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - -
Somerset - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - - 1

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 27 (54.00%) Firewall
3 26 (52.00%) IPv6
4 21 (42.00%) LAN
5 18 (36.00%) WAN
5 18 (36.00%) DNS
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco
6 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
6 17 (34.00%) DHCP
7 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
8 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
8 14 (28.00%) ITIL
9 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
9 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
10 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 10 (20.00%) SQL
10 10 (20.00%) IIS
10 10 (20.00%) HP
11 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
11 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
11 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
11 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (16.00%) F5
12 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
12 8 (16.00%) VMware
12 8 (16.00%) Avaya
12 8 (16.00%) BGP
12 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
12 8 (16.00%) C

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 10 (20.00%) IIS
2 9 (18.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.00%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (18.00%) MS Excel
2 7 (14.00%) MS Office
3 2 (4.00%) MS Project
4 1 (2.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) Firewall
2 26 (52.00%) IPv6
3 21 (42.00%) LAN
4 18 (36.00%) WAN
4 18 (36.00%) DNS
5 17 (34.00%) DHCP
6 15 (30.00%) TCP/IP
7 8 (16.00%) VPN
7 8 (16.00%) VoIP
7 8 (16.00%) BGP
8 7 (14.00%) SAN
8 7 (14.00%) Network Security
9 6 (12.00%) IP Telephony
9 6 (12.00%) VLAN
9 6 (12.00%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (12.00%) Internet
10 5 (10.00%) OSPF
11 4 (8.00%) Intranet
11 4 (8.00%) Wireless
11 4 (8.00%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (16.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.00%) Data Mining
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (14.00%) GDB
2 1 (2.00%) SoapUI
2 1 (2.00%) Trac
2 1 (2.00%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (2.00%) ClearQuest
2 1 (2.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (12.00%) Back Office
2 2 (4.00%) Finance
2 2 (4.00%) Local Government
3 1 (2.00%) Automotive
3 1 (2.00%) Electronics
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (18.00%) Analyst
2 6 (12.00%) Developer
2 6 (12.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 6 (12.00%) Server Engineer
3 5 (10.00%) Consultant
3 5 (10.00%) Architect
4 4 (8.00%) C Developer
4 4 (8.00%) C Programmer
4 4 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Programmer
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Network Architect
5 3 (6.00%) Software Developer
5 3 (6.00%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Analyst Programmer
5 3 (6.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Voice Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (14.00%) Web Services
2 4 (8.00%) HTML
3 3 (6.00%) XML
4 2 (4.00%) REST
4 2 (4.00%) Gherkin
4 2 (4.00%) SOAP
5 1 (2.00%) .NET
5 1 (2.00%) OLE
5 1 (2.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (2.00%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) iPad
2 6 (12.00%) Statistics
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (4.00%) Visualisation
4 2 (4.00%) N-Tier
5 1 (2.00%) CESG
5 1 (2.00%) SCADA
5 1 (2.00%) Data Integration
5 1 (2.00%) Telematics
5 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 30 (60.00%) Windows
2 10 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (18.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (12.00%) Windows 2000
4 6 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (8.00%) UNIX
5 4 (8.00%) Linux
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) HPUX
7 1 (2.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.00%) ITIL
2 8 (16.00%) Network Load Balancing
3 6 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (8.00%) DevOps
5 4 (8.00%) Scrum
5 4 (8.00%) Network Design
6 3 (6.00%) Project Management
6 3 (6.00%) High Availability
7 2 (4.00%) BDD
7 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (4.00%) Process Management
7 2 (4.00%) Change Management
7 2 (4.00%) Migration
7 2 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.00%) ETL
7 2 (4.00%) OOA/OOD
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.00%) SQL
2 9 (18.00%) PowerShell
3 8 (16.00%) C
4 6 (12.00%) VBScript
5 5 (10.00%) Embedded C
6 2 (4.00%) Korn
6 2 (4.00%) Bash Shell
6 2 (4.00%) Python
7 1 (2.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 12 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 6 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.00%) MCP
3 4 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (8.00%) CCIE
4 3 (6.00%) MCSE
4 3 (6.00%) MCTS
4 3 (6.00%) Degree
5 2 (4.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (4.00%) ISEB
5 2 (4.00%) CCNP
6 1 (2.00%) CCNA
6 1 (2.00%) CCDP
6 1 (2.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) SLA
1 2 (4.00%) QA
1 2 (4.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (2.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (28.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (16.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (12.00%) ISA Server
4 3 (6.00%) vSphere
5 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (14.00%) WSUS
1 7 (14.00%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (12.00%) OVSD
2 6 (12.00%) OpenView
2 6 (12.00%) DameWare
3 4 (8.00%) SCCM
4 3 (6.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.00%) HP
4 8 (16.00%) Avaya
4 8 (16.00%) VMware
4 8 (16.00%) F5
5 7 (14.00%) McAfee
5 7 (14.00%) Citrix
5 7 (14.00%) Apple
5 7 (14.00%) IBM
6 6 (12.00%) CheckPoint
6 6 (12.00%) Nokia
6 6 (12.00%) Clearswift
7 5 (10.00%) BT
7 5 (10.00%) Mitel
7 5 (10.00%) Nortel
8 3 (6.00%) Oracle
8 3 (6.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) CommVault
9 1 (2.00%) Hitachi