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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 580 527 554
Rank change year-on-year
-53 +27
Contract jobs citing IPv6 43 66 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.13% 0.044%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.58% 0.87% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 14
Average daily rate £400 £300 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £261 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £298 £430
% change year-on-year
+17.64% -30.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -

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
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 2016.

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 25 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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -14 43 £400 +33.33% 13
South East +15 18 £350 +16.66% 6
London +4 15 £475 +5.55% 4
Berkshire +8 7 £338 +13.44% 4
Hampshire - 7 £375 - 2
North West -17 4 £600 -
Yorkshire -22 4 £305 +7.10% 1
Leeds - 4 £305 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £305 - 1
Cheshire - 4 £600 -
Warrington - 4 £600 -
Winchester - 4 £400 -
Newbury +7 3 £313 +27.55%
Surrey -3 2 - -
Reigate -3 2 - -
Fareham - 2 £200 -
Slough +9 1 - - 1
Gloucestershire +1 1 - -
South West -11 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 £201 -
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
Maidenhead - 1 - -
Reading - 1 £338 - 2
Canterbury - 1 £201 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 44 (57.89%) Firewall
2 43 (56.58%) Cisco
2 43 (56.58%) IPv4
3 40 (52.63%) OSPF
4 38 (50.00%) VPN
5 37 (48.68%) BGP
6 35 (46.05%) VMware
7 32 (42.11%) WAN
8 30 (39.47%) LAN
8 30 (39.47%) MPLS
9 27 (35.53%) DNS
10 26 (34.21%) Linux
11 25 (32.89%) IPsec
12 24 (31.58%) Data Centre
13 19 (25.00%) Network Design
14 18 (23.68%) TCP/IP
15 17 (22.37%) SQL
15 17 (22.37%) Migration
16 16 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 16 (21.05%) CheckPoint
17 15 (19.74%) Juniper
17 15 (19.74%) Wireless
17 15 (19.74%) Windows
17 15 (19.74%) HP
17 15 (19.74%) PostgreSQL
17 15 (19.74%) vSphere
18 14 (18.42%) Network Security
18 14 (18.42%) DHCP
19 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
19 13 (17.11%) Oracle

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 5 (6.58%) Confluence
1 5 (6.58%) nginx
2 4 (5.26%) IIS
3 3 (3.95%) Apache
3 3 (3.95%) JBoss
3 3 (3.95%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Workflow
4 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.63%) MediaWiki
4 2 (2.63%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.32%) Smallworld
5 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.95%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.32%) MS Office
2 1 (1.32%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (6.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 44 (57.89%) Firewall
2 43 (56.58%) IPv4
3 40 (52.63%) OSPF
4 38 (50.00%) VPN
5 37 (48.68%) BGP
6 32 (42.11%) WAN
7 30 (39.47%) LAN
7 30 (39.47%) MPLS
8 27 (35.53%) DNS
9 25 (32.89%) IPsec
10 18 (23.68%) TCP/IP
11 15 (19.74%) Wireless
12 14 (18.42%) DHCP
12 14 (18.42%) Network Security
13 11 (14.47%) Cisco Nexus
13 11 (14.47%) EIGRP
14 10 (13.16%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (13.16%) FabricPath
14 10 (13.16%) VLAN
15 9 (11.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.74%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.58%) MySQL
2 5 (6.58%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.95%) MariaDB
3 3 (3.95%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.95%) Oracle Exadata
4 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.32%) Big Data
5 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (6.58%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.58%) JIRA
2 3 (3.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.95%) GitLab
2 3 (3.95%) RSpec
2 3 (3.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.63%) Hudson
3 2 (2.63%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.79%) Telecoms
2 7 (9.21%) Finance
2 7 (9.21%) Manufacturing
3 6 (7.89%) Retail
4 5 (6.58%) Electronics
4 5 (6.58%) Marketing
5 3 (3.95%) Legal
6 2 (2.63%) Advertising
6 2 (2.63%) Military
7 1 (1.32%) Games
7 1 (1.32%) Local Government
7 1 (1.32%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (28.95%) Network Engineer
2 18 (23.68%) Architect
3 12 (15.79%) Designer
4 11 (14.47%) Data Centre Architect
4 11 (14.47%) Network Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Data Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Data Migration Architect
5 8 (10.53%) Migration Architect
6 7 (9.21%) Infrastructure Designer
7 5 (6.58%) Administrator
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) IP Engineer
7 5 (6.58%) Network Designer
8 4 (5.26%) Data Migration Lead
8 4 (5.26%) IP Network Engineer
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Lead Data Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.53%) 802.1X
2 5 (6.58%) Flash
2 5 (6.58%) LEMP Stack
3 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 3 (3.95%) MCollective
4 3 (3.95%) REST
5 2 (2.63%) LAMP
5 2 (2.63%) LAPP Stack
6 1 (1.32%) Middleware
6 1 (1.32%) RFC 2547
6 1 (1.32%) WAP
6 1 (1.32%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 24 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 13 (17.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 11 (14.47%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (11.84%) iSeries
5 7 (9.21%) Clustering
6 4 (5.26%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.95%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.63%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (2.63%) Life Science
8 2 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 2 (2.63%) PKI
8 2 (2.63%) Smart Meter
8 2 (2.63%) Wiki
9 1 (1.32%) FlexPod
9 1 (1.32%) Mainframe
9 1 (1.32%) Performance Metrics
9 1 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.32%) VCE vBlock
Operating Systems
1 26 (34.21%) Linux
2 16 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 15 (19.74%) Windows
4 7 (9.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (7.89%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.58%) Unix
6 5 (6.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.95%) CoreOS
7 3 (3.95%) SmartOS
8 2 (2.63%) CentOS
8 2 (2.63%) Debian
8 2 (2.63%) Solaris
8 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.32%) CatOS
9 1 (1.32%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (25.00%) Network Design
2 17 (22.37%) Migration
3 12 (15.79%) High Availability
4 11 (14.47%) Network Architecture
5 10 (13.16%) Load Balancing
6 6 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.89%) Information Security
6 6 (7.89%) ITIL
6 6 (7.89%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (7.89%) Workflow
7 5 (6.58%) Change Management
7 5 (6.58%) DevOps
7 5 (6.58%) Digital Marketing
7 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.58%) Programme Management
8 4 (5.26%) DDoS Mitigation
8 4 (5.26%) E-Discovery
8 4 (5.26%) Validation
9 3 (3.95%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (3.95%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 17 (22.37%) SQL
2 10 (13.16%) Lisp
3 5 (6.58%) Perl
3 5 (6.58%) Ruby
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) Java
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.32%) Korn
6 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
6 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (14.47%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (9.21%) CCNA
2 7 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (6.58%) CCNP
4 5 (6.58%) Degree
4 5 (6.58%) Network+ Certification
5 4 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.95%) CCSA
6 3 (3.95%) CCSE
6 3 (3.95%) CISSP
6 3 (3.95%) GIAC
7 2 (2.63%) CCIE
7 2 (2.63%) MCSE
7 2 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.32%) CCDA
8 1 (1.32%) CCDP
8 1 (1.32%) Check Point Certification
8 1 (1.32%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
1 2 (2.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 15 (19.74%) vSphere
2 13 (17.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.16%) VMware ESX
4 9 (11.84%) vCloud
5 6 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.58%) iptables
7 4 (5.26%) XenApp
8 3 (3.95%) Active Directory
8 3 (3.95%) Btrfs
8 3 (3.95%) Docker
8 3 (3.95%) Firmware
8 3 (3.95%) KVM
8 3 (3.95%) LXC
8 3 (3.95%) Snort
8 3 (3.95%) Squid
8 3 (3.95%) Varnish
9 2 (2.63%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.63%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (2.63%) Postfix
9 2 (2.63%) Samba
Systems Management
1 5 (6.58%) Puppet
1 5 (6.58%) vRealize
2 4 (5.26%) EnCase
2 4 (5.26%) Nagios
3 3 (3.95%) Ansible
3 3 (3.95%) CFEngine
3 3 (3.95%) HAProxy
3 3 (3.95%) Kubernetes
3 3 (3.95%) Nessus
3 3 (3.95%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.95%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (3.95%) systemd
4 2 (2.63%) CiscoWorks
4 2 (2.63%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.63%) SCCM
4 2 (2.63%) vMotion
4 2 (2.63%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.32%) OpenView
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 43 (56.58%) Cisco
2 35 (46.05%) VMware
3 16 (21.05%) CheckPoint
4 15 (19.74%) HP
4 15 (19.74%) Juniper
5 13 (17.11%) Microsoft
5 13 (17.11%) Oracle
6 12 (15.79%) IBM
7 8 (10.53%) Palo Alto
7 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 6 (7.89%) Brocade
8 6 (7.89%) F5
8 6 (7.89%) SAP
9 5 (6.58%) Aruba
9 5 (6.58%) Avaya
9 5 (6.58%) Citrix
9 5 (6.58%) EMC
9 5 (6.58%) NetScout
9 5 (6.58%) Riverbed
10 4 (5.26%) Infoblox