The first table below looks at the demand for IPv6 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv6 over the 3 months to 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 542 495 569
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +74
Contract jobs citing IPv6 45 49 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.10% 0.031%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.62% 0.68% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 26 9
Average daily rate £345 £278 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.32% -34.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £210 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £425 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+26.66% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 3
Average hourly rate - £32.00 £52.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -39.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £32.00 £52.50
% change year-on-year
- -39.04%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

IPv6
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPv6 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IPv6
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPv6 within the UK.

IPv6 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IPv6
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv6 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

IPv6 Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IPv6
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 within the UK.

IPv6 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IPv6
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 IPv6 within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -90 42 £365 +25.86% 12
South East -27 16 £298 -0.83% 6
Hampshire +1 10 £380 -0.65% 3
London -21 10 £275 +27.90% 5
South West - 7 £425 - 1
Basingstoke +18 6 £298 +41.66% 3
Berkshire -7 5 £175 -56.52% 2
Bristol - 5 £425 -
Hook +8 4 £430 +3.61%
City of London - 3 £255 - 2
Slough +8 1 £200 -50.31% 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Greenwich - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Caerphilly - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPv6 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 IPv6.

1 40 (51.95%) MPLS
2 35 (45.45%) Cisco
3 31 (40.26%) BGP
4 28 (36.36%) WAN
5 25 (32.47%) Ethernet
5 25 (32.47%) IPv4
5 25 (32.47%) OSPF
5 25 (32.47%) Firewall
6 24 (31.17%) Internet
6 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
7 23 (29.87%) Telecoms
8 22 (28.57%) VPN
9 20 (25.97%) Network Security
10 19 (24.68%) IPsec
11 18 (23.38%) DNS
12 17 (22.08%) Juniper
12 17 (22.08%) LAN
13 16 (20.78%) Windows
13 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
14 15 (19.48%) EIGRP
14 15 (19.48%) Network Design
14 15 (19.48%) VLAN
14 15 (19.48%) Multicast
15 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
16 12 (15.58%) CCNP
16 12 (15.58%) Linux
16 12 (15.58%) Java
17 11 (14.29%) Perl
17 11 (14.29%) PHP
17 11 (14.29%) C

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPv6 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 IPv6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 7 (9.09%) Apache
2 5 (6.49%) IIS
2 5 (6.49%) nginx
3 4 (5.19%) MediaWiki
3 4 (5.19%) Confluence
4 2 (2.60%) MS Project Server
5 1 (1.30%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.30%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (1.30%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.30%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) FrameMaker
1 3 (3.90%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.60%) MS Project
2 2 (2.60%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.30%) SaaS
1 1 (1.30%) PaaS
1 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (51.95%) MPLS
2 31 (40.26%) BGP
3 28 (36.36%) WAN
4 25 (32.47%) Ethernet
4 25 (32.47%) IPv4
4 25 (32.47%) OSPF
4 25 (32.47%) Firewall
5 24 (31.17%) Internet
5 24 (31.17%) TCP/IP
6 22 (28.57%) VPN
7 20 (25.97%) Network Security
8 19 (24.68%) IPsec
9 18 (23.38%) DNS
10 17 (22.08%) LAN
11 15 (19.48%) EIGRP
11 15 (19.48%) VLAN
11 15 (19.48%) Multicast
12 11 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
13 10 (12.99%) Broadband
13 10 (12.99%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.49%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (5.19%) Relational Database
3 4 (5.19%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (5.19%) MySQL
4 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.60%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 6 (7.79%) JIRA
1 6 (7.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
2 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 4 (5.19%) Hudson
3 4 (5.19%) Subversion
4 2 (2.60%) Trac
4 2 (2.60%) ClearQuest
5 1 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
5 1 (1.30%) SoapUI
General
1 23 (29.87%) Telecoms
2 6 (7.79%) Multimedia
3 4 (5.19%) Billing
3 4 (5.19%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (23.38%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.69%) Consultant
3 8 (10.39%) Architect
3 8 (10.39%) Network Consultant
4 6 (7.79%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.49%) Project Manager
5 5 (6.49%) IP Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Senior Software Engineer
6 4 (5.19%) Software Engineer
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Consultant
7 3 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (3.90%) Analyst
7 3 (3.90%) Author
7 3 (3.90%) Technical Author
7 3 (3.90%) Designer
7 3 (3.90%) Senior Project Manager
7 3 (3.90%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) SOAP
2 5 (6.49%) LAMP
3 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 4 (5.19%) .NET
4 3 (3.90%) JMS
4 3 (3.90%) J2EE
4 3 (3.90%) XML
4 3 (3.90%) COM+
4 3 (3.90%) DCOM
5 2 (2.60%) REST
5 2 (2.60%) Gherkin
5 2 (2.60%) XML Messaging
6 1 (1.30%) SyncML
6 1 (1.30%) WAP
6 1 (1.30%) HTML
6 1 (1.30%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.79%) IVR
2 4 (5.19%) Wiki
3 3 (3.90%) PKI
3 3 (3.90%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.60%) Visualisation
4 2 (2.60%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.30%) Smart Meter
5 1 (1.30%) Streaming Video
5 1 (1.30%) Economics
5 1 (1.30%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Windows
2 12 (15.58%) Linux
3 10 (12.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (7.79%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (7.79%) UNIX
5 4 (5.19%) Ubuntu
5 4 (5.19%) Debian
5 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.90%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Solaris
8 1 (1.30%) AIX
8 1 (1.30%) Android
8 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.30%) bada
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.48%) Network Design
2 13 (16.88%) Network Architecture
3 8 (10.39%) Network Management
3 8 (10.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (9.09%) Project Management
4 7 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.09%) Software Engineering
4 7 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (7.79%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.49%) Data Modelling
6 5 (6.49%) SOA
6 5 (6.49%) WFM
6 5 (6.49%) Migration
7 4 (5.19%) Information Security
7 4 (5.19%) ITIL
7 4 (5.19%) Change Management
8 3 (3.90%) EAI
8 3 (3.90%) ETL
8 3 (3.90%) Release Management
8 3 (3.90%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (15.58%) Java
2 11 (14.29%) Perl
2 11 (14.29%) PHP
2 11 (14.29%) C
3 9 (11.69%) SQL
4 5 (6.49%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.49%) Ruby
5 3 (3.90%) C++
5 3 (3.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (20.78%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.58%) CCNP
3 10 (12.99%) CCIE
4 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
4 8 (10.39%) Degree
5 6 (7.79%) SC Cleared
6 5 (6.49%) JNCIS
7 4 (5.19%) CCNA
8 3 (3.90%) CCDP
8 3 (3.90%) ISEB
9 2 (2.60%) CCIP
10 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.30%) CCVP
10 1 (1.30%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.30%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.30%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.60%) Data Quality
1 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.49%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.49%) Postfix
2 5 (6.49%) Samba
3 4 (5.19%) XenServer
4 2 (2.60%) Forefront TMG
4 2 (2.60%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.60%) UAG
4 2 (2.60%) Squid
4 2 (2.60%) ISA Server
5 1 (1.30%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (6.49%) Puppet
2 4 (5.19%) ZABBIX
3 3 (3.90%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) Cisco
2 17 (22.08%) Juniper
3 10 (12.99%) Alcatel-Lucent
4 9 (11.69%) Microsoft
4 9 (11.69%) VMware
4 9 (11.69%) F5
5 6 (7.79%) Brocade
6 5 (6.49%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 5 (6.49%) Huawei
7 4 (5.19%) IBM
7 4 (5.19%) Ericsson
7 4 (5.19%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.19%) Citrix
8 3 (3.90%) Business Objects
8 3 (3.90%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.60%) M86 Security
9 2 (2.60%) Blue Coat
9 2 (2.60%) OPNET
9 2 (2.60%) BT
9 2 (2.60%) Websense
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