The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 509 543 477
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -66
Contract jobs citing IPv6 70 21 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.042% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 0.32% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 26
Average daily rate
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£325 £430 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.41% +22.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £390 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £433 £338
% change year-on-year
-30.63% +28.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.81 - £19.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.57 - £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £22.50

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 +35 66 £350 -18.60% 23
South East -6 20 £356 -18.10% 8
Berkshire +12 18 £350 - 7
Yorkshire - 14 £285 - 4
Manchester - 12 - - 3
North West - 12 - - 3
London +2 8 £450 +12.50% 2
South West -2 8 £438 -12.50%
West Midlands -3 4 £450 +7.14% 4
Bristol - 4 £425 -
Warwickshire - 3 £450 -
Wiltshire 0 2 - -
Swindon -3 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
Surrey - 2 £394 - 1
East of England +4 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £238 - 1
City of London - 1 £388 - 2
Coventry - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £238 - 1
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
Slough - 1 - - 5
Studley - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - - 3
Cwmbran - - - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 72 (69.23%) BGP
2 67 (64.42%) OSPF
3 62 (59.62%) Cisco
3 62 (59.62%) IPv4
4 59 (56.73%) VPN
5 56 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (46.15%) Linux
7 47 (45.19%) WAN
8 46 (44.23%) LAN
9 44 (42.31%) CCNP
9 44 (42.31%) MPLS
10 33 (31.73%) CCIP
11 32 (30.77%) Juniper
12 28 (26.92%) Telecoms
13 27 (25.96%) EIGRP
13 27 (25.96%) CCIE
13 27 (25.96%) Ethernet
14 26 (25.00%) Firewall
14 26 (25.00%) Network Security
15 24 (23.08%) VMware
16 23 (22.12%) IPsec
16 23 (22.12%) CCNA
17 22 (21.15%) UNIX
17 22 (21.15%) Citrix
17 22 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (20.19%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (20.19%) VRRP
18 21 (20.19%) Broadband
19 20 (19.23%) HSRP
20 19 (18.27%) Jenkins

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, 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 17 (16.35%) Apache
2 16 (15.38%) Confluence
2 16 (15.38%) MediaWiki
3 15 (14.42%) nginx
4 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
1 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.92%) SaaS
2 2 (1.92%) PaaS
2 2 (1.92%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (69.23%) BGP
2 67 (64.42%) OSPF
3 62 (59.62%) IPv4
4 59 (56.73%) VPN
5 47 (45.19%) WAN
6 46 (44.23%) LAN
7 44 (42.31%) MPLS
8 27 (25.96%) EIGRP
8 27 (25.96%) Ethernet
9 26 (25.00%) Firewall
9 26 (25.00%) Network Security
10 23 (22.12%) IPsec
11 21 (20.19%) Cisco IOS
11 21 (20.19%) VRRP
11 21 (20.19%) Broadband
12 20 (19.23%) HSRP
13 19 (18.27%) TCP/IP
13 19 (18.27%) Wireless
14 18 (17.31%) RSVP
14 18 (17.31%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.35%) MySQL
2 16 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.92%) Redis
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (18.27%) Jenkins
1 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
2 16 (15.38%) Subversion
2 16 (15.38%) JIRA
2 16 (15.38%) Hudson
3 3 (2.88%) GCC
4 2 (1.92%) Eclipse
4 2 (1.92%) GDB
5 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.96%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 28 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (4.81%) Multimedia
3 4 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (2.88%) Billing
4 3 (2.88%) Electronics
4 3 (2.88%) Automotive
5 2 (1.92%) Finance
5 2 (1.92%) Russian Language
6 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (20.19%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.31%) IP Engineer
3 17 (16.35%) Operations Engineer
3 17 (16.35%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Consultant
6 7 (6.73%) Architect
7 6 (5.77%) Network Consultant
7 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.81%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.81%) Administrator
9 4 (3.85%) Developer
9 4 (3.85%) Cisco Engineer
10 3 (2.88%) Network Administrator
10 3 (2.88%) Business Consultant
10 3 (2.88%) Software Developer
11 2 (1.92%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (1.92%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) LAMP
2 4 (3.85%) STL
2 4 (3.85%) HTML
3 3 (2.88%) HTML5
3 3 (2.88%) XMPP
3 3 (2.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (1.92%) JMS
4 2 (1.92%) JPA
4 2 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.92%) Ajax
4 2 (1.92%) Spring
5 1 (0.96%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
5 1 (0.96%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Wiki
2 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 3 (2.88%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.88%) Telematics
4 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.92%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.92%) IPTV
4 2 (1.92%) Streaming Video
4 2 (1.92%) User Experience
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.96%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.96%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Economics
5 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.96%) Handset
5 1 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (46.15%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) UNIX
3 18 (17.31%) CentOS
4 16 (15.38%) Windows
5 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.50%) Debian
5 13 (12.50%) Ubuntu
6 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.96%) Fedora
8 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (17.31%) DevOps
2 16 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
3 15 (14.42%) Build Automation
4 12 (11.54%) Load Balancing
5 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
5 10 (9.62%) Database Theory
5 10 (9.62%) Relational Database Theory
6 7 (6.73%) Requirements Analysis
7 6 (5.77%) Business Development
7 6 (5.77%) Network Design
7 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
8 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.81%) OOD
8 5 (4.81%) UML
8 5 (4.81%) OO
9 4 (3.85%) Project Management
9 4 (3.85%) Validation
9 4 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 19 (18.27%) Perl
2 17 (16.35%) Bash Shell
2 17 (16.35%) Ruby
3 14 (13.46%) Java
4 13 (12.50%) C++
5 12 (11.54%) SQL
6 11 (10.58%) PHP
7 9 (8.65%) Python
8 7 (6.73%) C
9 5 (4.81%) Embedded C
9 5 (4.81%) Embedded C++
10 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.96%) R
Qualifications
1 56 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 44 (42.31%) CCNP
3 33 (31.73%) CCIP
4 27 (25.96%) CCIE
5 23 (22.12%) CCNA
6 17 (16.35%) JNCIP
6 17 (16.35%) JNCIA
7 8 (7.69%) Degree
7 8 (7.69%) JNCIS
8 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
9 6 (5.77%) HP ASE
9 6 (5.77%) HP MASE
10 5 (4.81%) VCP4
11 3 (2.88%) CCSE
12 1 (0.96%) CCVP
12 1 (0.96%) MBA
12 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.96%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.88%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (16.35%) Postfix
3 16 (15.38%) Samba
3 16 (15.38%) XenServer
4 13 (12.50%) vCloud
5 6 (5.77%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) Puppet
2 16 (15.38%) ZABBIX
3 10 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (9.62%) Salt
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco UCCX
4 2 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.96%) RANCID
5 1 (0.96%) OpenNMS
Vendors
1 62 (59.62%) Cisco
2 32 (30.77%) Juniper
3 24 (23.08%) VMware
4 22 (21.15%) Citrix
5 18 (17.31%) BT
5 18 (17.31%) Red Hat
6 12 (11.54%) F5
7 7 (6.73%) Brocade
7 7 (6.73%) Blue Coat
7 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.73%) HP
8 6 (5.77%) Aruba
8 6 (5.77%) Meraki
8 6 (5.77%) Microsoft
9 3 (2.88%) Verint
9 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.88%) AirMagnet
9 3 (2.88%) Symantec
9 3 (2.88%) Motorola
10 2 (1.92%) Dell
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