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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 563 533 508
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -25
Contract jobs citing IPv6 44 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.081% 0.093% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.71% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 37 23
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +22.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £175 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £334 £290
% change year-on-year
+27.34% +15.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.00

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
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 £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -29 40 £375 +25.00% 21
South East -19 13 £425 +77.08% 7
Berkshire -6 9 £475 +171.42% 7
London -10 8 £375 +33.92% 6
East of England +8 5 £328 +17.48% 2
Manchester -9 3 - - 2
North West -18 3 - - 2
North East - 3 £288 - 1
Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
Harrogate - 3 £238 -
Ipswich - 3 £625 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £238 -
Suffolk - 3 £625 -
South West +3 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Swindon - 2 £475 -
Wiltshire - 2 £475 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Durham - 2 £288 -
Essex - 2 £326 -
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
City of London +7 1 £375 +47.05% 3
Scotland -5 1 £100 -70.03%
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 2
Derby - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £100 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £450 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 68 (61.82%) IPv4
2 64 (58.18%) VPN
3 62 (56.36%) BGP
4 60 (54.55%) Cisco
5 59 (53.64%) Cisco Certification
6 56 (50.91%) OSPF
7 48 (43.64%) CCNP
8 47 (42.73%) MPLS
9 44 (40.00%) WAN
9 44 (40.00%) Linux
10 43 (39.09%) LAN
11 33 (30.00%) CCIP
11 33 (30.00%) Telecoms
12 31 (28.18%) Juniper
13 28 (25.45%) Firewall
13 28 (25.45%) Network Security
14 25 (22.73%) Broadband
15 23 (20.91%) Ethernet
15 23 (20.91%) CCNA
15 23 (20.91%) IPsec
16 21 (19.09%) TCP/IP
16 21 (19.09%) L2TP
17 20 (18.18%) CCIE
18 19 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
19 18 (16.36%) VRRP
19 18 (16.36%) UNIX
20 17 (15.45%) EIGRP
20 17 (15.45%) HSRP
20 17 (15.45%) IOS XR
21 16 (14.55%) Junos

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 15 (13.64%) Apache
2 14 (12.73%) MediaWiki
2 14 (12.73%) Confluence
3 11 (10.00%) nginx
4 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.45%) IIS
5 1 (0.91%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.91%) Lync
5 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (2.73%) MS Office
1 3 (2.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.73%) SaaS
2 3 (2.73%) PaaS
2 3 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.73%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.73%) IaaS
3 1 (0.91%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 68 (61.82%) IPv4
2 64 (58.18%) VPN
3 62 (56.36%) BGP
4 56 (50.91%) OSPF
5 47 (42.73%) MPLS
6 44 (40.00%) WAN
7 43 (39.09%) LAN
8 28 (25.45%) Firewall
8 28 (25.45%) Network Security
9 25 (22.73%) Broadband
10 23 (20.91%) Ethernet
10 23 (20.91%) IPsec
11 21 (19.09%) TCP/IP
11 21 (19.09%) L2TP
12 19 (17.27%) Cisco IOS
13 18 (16.36%) VRRP
14 17 (15.45%) EIGRP
14 17 (15.45%) HSRP
14 17 (15.45%) IOS XR
15 16 (14.55%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.73%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (10.00%) MySQL
3 8 (7.27%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.55%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 16 (14.55%) JIRA
2 15 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 15 (13.64%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.73%) Hudson
3 14 (12.73%) Subversion
4 3 (2.73%) CANoe
5 2 (1.82%) Trac
6 1 (0.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.91%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.91%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.91%) Redmine
6 1 (0.91%) GCC
6 1 (0.91%) Rational DOORS
General
1 33 (30.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.45%) Multimedia
3 5 (4.55%) Finance
3 5 (4.55%) Billing
3 5 (4.55%) Marketing
4 4 (3.64%) Electronics
5 3 (2.73%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 29 (26.36%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.09%) IP Engineer
3 17 (15.45%) Implementation Engineer
4 16 (14.55%) Operations Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.18%) Architect
6 7 (6.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.36%) Consultant
7 6 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.55%) Network Architect
8 5 (4.55%) Business Consultant
9 4 (3.64%) Designer
9 4 (3.64%) Test Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.64%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.73%) Lead Designer
10 3 (2.73%) Administrator
10 3 (2.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.45%) LAMP
2 5 (4.55%) HTML
3 3 (2.73%) HTML5
4 2 (1.82%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (1.82%) CGI
5 1 (0.91%) STL
5 1 (0.91%) Web Services
5 1 (0.91%) .NET
5 1 (0.91%) XMPP
5 1 (0.91%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.73%) Wiki
2 8 (7.27%) User Experience
3 5 (4.55%) Clustering
3 5 (4.55%) Cryptography
4 4 (3.64%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (3.64%) PKI
5 3 (2.73%) Streaming Video
5 3 (2.73%) Telematics
5 3 (2.73%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.82%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.82%) IPTV
6 2 (1.82%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.91%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.91%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.91%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.91%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (40.00%) Linux
2 18 (16.36%) UNIX
3 16 (14.55%) Windows
4 14 (12.73%) CentOS
5 11 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 11 (10.00%) Debian
5 11 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.64%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.82%) Solaris
8 1 (0.91%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
1 16 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
2 14 (12.73%) DevOps
2 14 (12.73%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (11.82%) Build Automation
4 9 (8.18%) Software Engineering
4 9 (8.18%) Load Balancing
5 8 (7.27%) Migration
5 8 (7.27%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.27%) Database Theory
5 8 (7.27%) Relational Database Theory
6 7 (6.36%) Validation
7 6 (5.45%) Change Control
8 5 (4.55%) Test Strategy
8 5 (4.55%) Marketing Strategy
8 5 (4.55%) ITIL
8 5 (4.55%) UML
8 5 (4.55%) OO
8 5 (4.55%) OOD
8 5 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.82%) Perl
1 13 (11.82%) Ruby
1 13 (11.82%) Bash Shell
2 10 (9.09%) C
2 10 (9.09%) Java
3 8 (7.27%) C++
3 8 (7.27%) PHP
3 8 (7.27%) SQL
4 6 (5.45%) Embedded C
4 6 (5.45%) Python
5 5 (4.55%) Embedded C++
6 4 (3.64%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 59 (53.64%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (43.64%) CCNP
3 33 (30.00%) CCIP
4 23 (20.91%) CCNA
5 20 (18.18%) CCIE
6 16 (14.55%) JNCIA
6 16 (14.55%) JNCIP
7 10 (9.09%) JNCIS
8 9 (8.18%) Degree
9 7 (6.36%) Security Cleared
9 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
10 3 (2.73%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.82%) HP ASE
11 2 (1.82%) HP MASE
11 2 (1.82%) MBA
11 2 (1.82%) CCSP
12 1 (0.91%) CCDA
12 1 (0.91%) CCDP
12 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.91%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.91%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (12.73%) iptables
2 14 (12.73%) XenServer
2 14 (12.73%) Postfix
2 14 (12.73%) Samba
3 13 (11.82%) vCloud
4 7 (6.36%) Active Directory
5 1 (0.91%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 14 (12.73%) ZABBIX
1 14 (12.73%) Puppet
2 8 (7.27%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (7.27%) Salt
3 2 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.91%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 60 (54.55%) Cisco
2 31 (28.18%) Juniper
3 16 (14.55%) VMware
3 16 (14.55%) BT
3 16 (14.55%) Citrix
4 14 (12.73%) Red Hat
5 8 (7.27%) CheckPoint
5 8 (7.27%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.55%) F5
6 5 (4.55%) Brocade
7 4 (3.64%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.73%) HP
8 3 (2.73%) Dell
8 3 (2.73%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.73%) Verint
9 2 (1.82%) Meraki
9 2 (1.82%) Splunk
9 2 (1.82%) Aruba
9 2 (1.82%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.82%) Veritas
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