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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 579 501 551
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +50
Contract jobs citing IPv4 22 69 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.13% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.99% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 38 10
Average daily rate
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£348 £484 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.02% +63.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £267 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £557 £550 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £288 £275
% change year-on-year
+21.04% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -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
8392 6967 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.48% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4785 3843 3945
Average daily rate £360 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 461 595
Average hourly rate £22.77 £21.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 30 October 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 30 October 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 -82 18 £348 -28.02% 9
London -19 9 £435 -15.73% 3
South East -20 7 £348 - 2
Hampshire -16 4 £335 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +18 1 - - 1
Reading +13 1 £350 -
Berkshire +5 1 £350 -
Yorkshire -14 1 - -
Wales -26 1 £475 -
West Wales - 1 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Swansea - 1 £475 -
Swindon - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Witney - - - -
Skelmersdale - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cardiff - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Henley-on-Thames - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Surrey - - - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (56.36%) Firewall
2 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 29 (52.73%) Cisco
2 29 (52.73%) IPv6
3 26 (47.27%) WAN
3 26 (47.27%) LAN
4 21 (38.18%) DNS
5 20 (36.36%) VLAN
6 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
6 17 (30.91%) DHCP
6 17 (30.91%) ITIL
7 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
7 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
7 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
8 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (23.64%) OSPF
9 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
10 12 (21.82%) IIS
10 12 (21.82%) VBScript
11 11 (20.00%) MCP
11 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (20.00%) VPN
11 11 (20.00%) BGP
11 11 (20.00%) VMware
12 10 (18.18%) HP
12 10 (18.18%) Network Security
13 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (16.36%) CCIE

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 12 (21.82%) IIS
2 7 (12.73%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.82%) IBM Connections
3 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 4 (7.27%) MS Office
3 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (56.36%) Firewall
2 29 (52.73%) IPv6
3 26 (47.27%) WAN
3 26 (47.27%) LAN
4 21 (38.18%) DNS
5 20 (36.36%) VLAN
6 17 (30.91%) DHCP
7 14 (25.45%) TCP/IP
8 13 (23.64%) OSPF
9 11 (20.00%) VPN
9 11 (20.00%) BGP
10 10 (18.18%) Network Security
11 7 (12.73%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (12.73%) VoIP
11 7 (12.73%) SAN
12 6 (10.91%) MPLS
12 6 (10.91%) Ethernet
13 5 (9.09%) IP Telephony
13 5 (9.09%) HSRP
13 5 (9.09%) SDH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) MySQL
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) GDB
2 2 (3.64%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.82%) MSI
General
1 3 (5.45%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Russian Language
3 1 (1.82%) Czech Language
3 1 (1.82%) German Language
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Architect
2 8 (14.55%) Network Engineer
2 8 (14.55%) Wintel Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Developer
3 6 (10.91%) Server Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Network Architect
3 6 (10.91%) Windows Server Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Programmer
5 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Network Design Architect
5 4 (7.27%) C Developer
5 4 (7.27%) C Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst Developer
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Analyst Programmer
6 3 (5.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) HTML
2 8 (14.55%) XML
3 5 (9.09%) Web Services
4 2 (3.64%) JMS
4 2 (3.64%) JPA
4 2 (3.64%) Spring
4 2 (3.64%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) HTML5
5 1 (1.82%) OLE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.73%) iPad
2 3 (5.45%) Cryptography
2 3 (5.45%) Statistics
2 3 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.64%) Replication
3 2 (3.64%) PKI
4 1 (1.82%) SCADA
4 1 (1.82%) Data Integration
4 1 (1.82%) Telematics
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) CESG
4 1 (1.82%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 29 (52.73%) Windows
2 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (10.91%) Windows XP
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.27%) Linux
6 3 (5.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.64%) UNIX
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) HPUX
8 1 (1.82%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (30.91%) ITIL
2 8 (14.55%) High Availability
3 7 (12.73%) Network Design
4 5 (9.09%) Network Planning
4 5 (9.09%) Embedded Software Development
4 5 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (9.09%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (9.09%) Project Management
5 3 (5.45%) Load Balancing
5 3 (5.45%) Network Load Balancing
5 3 (5.45%) Software Engineering
5 3 (5.45%) Network Management
5 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
6 2 (3.64%) Validation
6 2 (3.64%) Migration
6 2 (3.64%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.64%) Time Management
7 1 (1.82%) Software Testing
7 1 (1.82%) Logistics
7 1 (1.82%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.64%) PowerShell
2 12 (21.82%) VBScript
3 7 (12.73%) C
3 7 (12.73%) SQL
4 5 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.45%) Perl
6 2 (3.64%) C++
6 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) SC Cleared
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (20.00%) MCP
3 11 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (16.36%) CCIE
5 7 (12.73%) MCTS
6 6 (10.91%) CCNP
7 5 (9.09%) CCNA
8 4 (7.27%) MCSE
8 4 (7.27%) Degree
9 2 (3.64%) CCIP
10 1 (1.82%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.82%) ISEB
10 1 (1.82%) PMP
10 1 (1.82%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (16.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.27%) vSphere
4 3 (5.45%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.82%) Squid
5 1 (1.82%) ProxySG
5 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (12.73%) WSUS
2 5 (9.09%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) Backup Exec
4 3 (5.45%) OVSD
4 3 (5.45%) OpenView
4 3 (5.45%) DameWare
5 2 (3.64%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.82%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Cisco
2 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.00%) VMware
4 10 (18.18%) HP
5 8 (14.55%) McAfee
5 8 (14.55%) F5
6 7 (12.73%) Citrix
6 7 (12.73%) Apple
7 6 (10.91%) Juniper
8 5 (9.09%) IBM
9 4 (7.27%) Nokia
9 4 (7.27%) Symantec
9 4 (7.27%) Avaya
10 3 (5.45%) ProCurve
10 3 (5.45%) CheckPoint
10 3 (5.45%) Clearswift
11 2 (3.64%) NetApp
11 2 (3.64%) EMC
11 2 (3.64%) Oracle
12 1 (1.82%) Brocade
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