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 2 June 2015 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 559 556 541
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -15
Contract jobs citing IPv4 35 21 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.065% 0.040% 0.039%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.45% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 8 7
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£363 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £232 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £448 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £340 £265
% change year-on-year
-4.41% +28.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.25 - £36.25
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 - £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £107.20 - £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 - £36.25

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
7777 6875 6687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.51% 13.14% 14.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4358 3724 3295
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 381 527
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.50 £43.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015.

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 2 June 2015. 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 +2 32 £375 -11.76% 19
London +8 10 £375 -25.00% 1
East of England - 8 £325 - 4
South East -14 6 - - 10
Berkshire +1 5 - - 8
Yorkshire -19 3 £238 -
Norfolk - 3 £200 - 3
North Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
Harrogate - 3 £238 -
Slough +2 2 - - 5
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Suffolk - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 - 1
Ipswich - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
Essex - 2 £326 -
South Wales - 2 - -
South West - 2 £475 - 1
Wales - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 1
City of London +11 1 £375 -
Reading +1 1 - - 2
Scotland -12 1 £100 -69.46%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Derby - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £100 -
Norwich - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 72 (79.12%) IPv6
2 54 (59.34%) Cisco
3 50 (54.95%) MPLS
4 48 (52.75%) VPN
5 45 (49.45%) BGP
6 44 (48.35%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (47.25%) Linux
8 40 (43.96%) CCNP
9 37 (40.66%) OSPF
10 31 (34.07%) CCIP
11 28 (30.77%) LAN
11 28 (30.77%) WAN
12 26 (28.57%) Juniper
13 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
13 23 (25.27%) TCP/IP
14 22 (24.18%) Ethernet
14 22 (24.18%) Broadband
15 21 (23.08%) L2TP
16 20 (21.98%) Wireless
16 20 (21.98%) Cisco IOS
17 18 (19.78%) Firewall
18 17 (18.68%) CCIE
18 17 (18.68%) DNS
19 16 (17.58%) CCNA
20 15 (16.48%) Junos
20 15 (16.48%) IOS XR
21 14 (15.38%) 4G
21 14 (15.38%) vCloud
21 14 (15.38%) HSRP
21 14 (15.38%) BT 21CN

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, 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 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
1 5 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (4.40%) SharePoint 2010
2 4 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.20%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.10%) Lync
4 1 (1.10%) IIS
4 1 (1.10%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (4.40%) MS Visio
2 3 (3.30%) MS Office
3 1 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.10%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (79.12%) IPv6
2 50 (54.95%) MPLS
3 48 (52.75%) VPN
4 45 (49.45%) BGP
5 37 (40.66%) OSPF
6 28 (30.77%) LAN
6 28 (30.77%) WAN
7 23 (25.27%) TCP/IP
8 22 (24.18%) Ethernet
8 22 (24.18%) Broadband
9 21 (23.08%) L2TP
10 20 (21.98%) Wireless
10 20 (21.98%) Cisco IOS
11 18 (19.78%) Firewall
12 17 (18.68%) DNS
13 15 (16.48%) Junos
13 15 (16.48%) IOS XR
14 14 (15.38%) 4G
14 14 (15.38%) HSRP
14 14 (15.38%) BT 21CN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.59%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.40%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.20%) MySQL
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle9i Database
3 2 (2.20%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (3.30%) CANoe
2 2 (2.20%) Trac
2 2 (2.20%) JIRA
3 1 (1.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.10%) Redmine
3 1 (1.10%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.10%) ClearQuest
General
1 23 (25.27%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.49%) Billing
3 4 (4.40%) Electronics
3 4 (4.40%) Finance
4 3 (3.30%) Multimedia
4 3 (3.30%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 31 (34.07%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) Operations Engineer
2 15 (16.48%) IP Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Implementation Engineer
4 6 (6.59%) Architect
5 5 (5.49%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Designer
6 4 (4.40%) Test Engineer
6 4 (4.40%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Design Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.30%) Lead Designer
7 3 (3.30%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.20%) Coordinator
8 2 (2.20%) Solutions Architect
8 2 (2.20%) Systems Support
8 2 (2.20%) Support Technician
8 2 (2.20%) Data Centre Specialist
8 2 (2.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) HTML
2 3 (3.30%) HTML5
3 2 (2.20%) CGI
4 1 (1.10%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.59%) User Experience
3 5 (5.49%) Replication
4 4 (4.40%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (4.40%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.30%) Telematics
5 3 (3.30%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.20%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.20%) Visualisation
6 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.20%) PKI
6 2 (2.20%) IPTV
6 2 (2.20%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 43 (47.25%) Linux
2 14 (15.38%) UNIX
2 14 (15.38%) Windows
3 6 (6.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (6.59%) Embedded Linux
4 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.40%) Windows XP
4 4 (4.40%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (4.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (2.20%) Solaris
5 2 (2.20%) Android
6 1 (1.10%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.19%) Software Engineering
2 9 (9.89%) OO
2 9 (9.89%) OOD
3 8 (8.79%) UML
3 8 (8.79%) Network Design
4 5 (5.49%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (5.49%) Change Control
5 4 (4.40%) CRM
6 3 (3.30%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (3.30%) DevOps
6 3 (3.30%) Use Case
6 3 (3.30%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.30%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.30%) Information Security
6 3 (3.30%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.30%) Benchmarking
6 3 (3.30%) Validation
6 3 (3.30%) Migration
6 3 (3.30%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.20%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (13.19%) C
2 10 (10.99%) C++
3 8 (8.79%) Embedded C
4 7 (7.69%) Embedded C++
5 2 (2.20%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.20%) Perl
5 2 (2.20%) Python
5 2 (2.20%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (48.35%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (43.96%) CCNP
3 31 (34.07%) CCIP
4 17 (18.68%) CCIE
5 16 (17.58%) CCNA
6 14 (15.38%) JNCIP
6 14 (15.38%) JNCIA
7 10 (10.99%) Degree
8 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.69%) SC Cleared
9 6 (6.59%) JNCIS
10 3 (3.30%) DV Cleared
11 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (1.10%) MCSE
12 1 (1.10%) MCSA
12 1 (1.10%) CCDA
12 1 (1.10%) CCDP
12 1 (1.10%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (15.38%) vCloud
2 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (8.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (3.30%) XenApp
4 3 (3.30%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.20%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.20%) vSphere
6 1 (1.10%) iptables
6 1 (1.10%) NFS
6 1 (1.10%) Samba
Systems Management
1 2 (2.20%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.20%) SCOM
2 1 (1.10%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.10%) Opsview
2 1 (1.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.10%) Puppet
2 1 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.10%) MOM
2 1 (1.10%) Nagios
Vendors
1 54 (59.34%) Cisco
2 26 (28.57%) Juniper
3 14 (15.38%) BT
4 10 (10.99%) VMware
5 8 (8.79%) Microsoft
6 5 (5.49%) Brocade
7 4 (4.40%) Tandberg
7 4 (4.40%) Veeam
8 3 (3.30%) Verint
8 3 (3.30%) HP
8 3 (3.30%) Nokia
8 3 (3.30%) Citrix
9 2 (2.20%) Veritas
9 2 (2.20%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.20%) CheckPoint
9 2 (2.20%) Dell
9 2 (2.20%) EMC
9 2 (2.20%) Oracle
9 2 (2.20%) Splunk
9 2 (2.20%) Fortinet
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