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 November 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 575 509 552
Rank change year-on-year
-66 +43
Contract jobs citing IPv4 25 72 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.043% 0.14% 0.037%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 1.03% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 42 8
Average daily rate
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£349 £484 £296
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.81% +63.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £251 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £528 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £275 £269
% change year-on-year
+26.54% +2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.38%

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
8200 7004 7963
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.53% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4694 3859 3836
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 458 642
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 November 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 28 November 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 -100 22 £350 -27.61% 20
South East -25 7 £348 +148.57% 5
London -18 5 £585 +14.14% 4
South West -33 5 £375 -0.99% 1
North West -1 4 - - 3
Manchester -13 4 - - 3
Scotland -8 3 £200 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
City of London +22 1 - - 1
Reading +13 1 £350 - 1
Berkshire +5 1 £350 - 1
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 3
Sheffield - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 £450 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 1
Lancashire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 2
Northumberland - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 (57.41%) IPv6
2 29 (53.70%) Cisco
3 27 (50.00%) Firewall
4 25 (46.30%) LAN
4 25 (46.30%) WAN
4 25 (46.30%) Windows
5 20 (37.04%) VLAN
6 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (33.33%) OSPF
8 17 (31.48%) VPN
9 16 (29.63%) DNS
9 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
9 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
10 15 (27.78%) CCIE
10 15 (27.78%) BGP
11 14 (25.93%) ITIL
12 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
12 13 (24.07%) DHCP
13 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
14 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
14 11 (20.37%) Juniper
14 11 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
15 10 (18.52%) MPLS
15 10 (18.52%) VRRP
15 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
15 10 (18.52%) CCNP
15 10 (18.52%) Linux
16 9 (16.67%) VBScript
16 9 (16.67%) IIS

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 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 9 (16.67%) IIS
2 4 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.85%) IBM Connections
Applications
1 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.56%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (57.41%) IPv6
2 27 (50.00%) Firewall
3 25 (46.30%) LAN
3 25 (46.30%) WAN
4 20 (37.04%) VLAN
5 18 (33.33%) OSPF
6 17 (31.48%) VPN
7 16 (29.63%) DNS
8 15 (27.78%) BGP
9 13 (24.07%) DHCP
10 11 (20.37%) TCP/IP
10 11 (20.37%) Cisco IOS
11 10 (18.52%) MPLS
11 10 (18.52%) VRRP
11 10 (18.52%) Ethernet
12 9 (16.67%) Network Security
12 9 (16.67%) HSRP
13 6 (11.11%) IP Telephony
14 5 (9.26%) SDH
14 5 (9.26%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (9.26%) GDB
2 2 (3.70%) GCC
2 2 (3.70%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.85%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.85%) MSI
General
1 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Russian Language
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Back Office
3 1 (1.85%) Electronics
3 1 (1.85%) Automotive
3 1 (1.85%) Czech Language
3 1 (1.85%) German Language
Job Titles
1 10 (18.52%) Architect
2 8 (14.81%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.96%) Network Architect
3 7 (12.96%) Wintel Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Windows Server Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
4 6 (11.11%) Server Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Implementation Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) Network Design Architect
5 4 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
5 4 (7.41%) IP Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.56%) Software Developer
7 2 (3.70%) C Developer
7 2 (3.70%) C Programmer
7 2 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
7 2 (3.70%) C++ Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Analyst Developer
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.81%) HTML
2 7 (12.96%) XML
3 5 (9.26%) Web Services
4 3 (5.56%) STL
5 2 (3.70%) JPA
5 2 (3.70%) Ajax
5 2 (3.70%) Spring
5 2 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 2 (3.70%) JMS
6 1 (1.85%) OLE
6 1 (1.85%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) iPad
2 3 (5.56%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.70%) Statistics
3 2 (3.70%) PKI
3 2 (3.70%) Replication
4 1 (1.85%) AS400
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) CESG
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Telematics
4 1 (1.85%) SCADA
4 1 (1.85%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 25 (46.30%) Windows
2 10 (18.52%) Linux
3 9 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (9.26%) UNIX
5 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
6 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.70%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 9 (16.67%) Network Design
3 8 (14.81%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (12.96%) High Availability
5 5 (9.26%) Project Management
5 5 (9.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (9.26%) Network Planning
6 3 (5.56%) Network Management
6 3 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
6 3 (5.56%) Business Development
7 2 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (3.70%) Multithreading
7 2 (3.70%) Time Management
7 2 (3.70%) Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Network Load Balancing
7 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) TDD
7 2 (3.70%) Embedded Software Development
7 2 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.70%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 9 (16.67%) VBScript
3 5 (9.26%) C++
3 5 (9.26%) SQL
4 3 (5.56%) C
5 2 (3.70%) Ruby
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.70%) Java
5 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.70%) Perl
5 2 (3.70%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 19 (35.19%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (29.63%) SC Cleared
2 16 (29.63%) Security Cleared
3 15 (27.78%) CCIE
4 10 (18.52%) CCNP
5 9 (16.67%) CCNA
6 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (14.81%) MCP
7 6 (11.11%) Degree
7 6 (11.11%) MCTS
7 6 (11.11%) CCIP
8 4 (7.41%) JNCIA
8 4 (7.41%) JNCIP
9 2 (3.70%) MCSE
10 1 (1.85%) PMP
10 1 (1.85%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.85%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.85%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (9.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.85%) QA
2 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.70%) vSphere
3 2 (3.70%) ISA Server
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.85%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.85%) Squid
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) McAfee ePO
1 7 (12.96%) WSUS
2 3 (5.56%) SCCM
3 2 (3.70%) OVSD
3 2 (3.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (3.70%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.70%) DameWare
3 2 (3.70%) OpenView
Vendors
1 29 (53.70%) Cisco
2 13 (24.07%) Microsoft
3 11 (20.37%) Juniper
4 9 (16.67%) VMware
5 8 (14.81%) McAfee
6 7 (12.96%) HP
6 7 (12.96%) Citrix
6 7 (12.96%) Apple
7 6 (11.11%) F5
8 4 (7.41%) Nokia
8 4 (7.41%) BT
9 3 (5.56%) IBM
9 3 (5.56%) CheckPoint
9 3 (5.56%) ProCurve
10 2 (3.70%) Brocade
10 2 (3.70%) Symantec
10 2 (3.70%) Clearswift
10 2 (3.70%) Avaya
11 1 (1.85%) EMC
11 1 (1.85%) Oracle