The table below looks at the statistics for IPv6 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv6 over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 582 566 559
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -7
Contract jobs citing IPv6 61 44 53
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.081% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.55% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 19 41
Median daily rate £375 £375 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £248 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £475 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £326 £345
% change year-on-year
+14.94% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £36.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

IPv6
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IPv6 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 May 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv6 within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 58 £375 - 10
South East +1 33 £375 +11.11% 3
Berkshire +7 20 £375 - 2
London +13 15 £375 - 2
Hampshire - 13 £400 - 1
Reading - 11 £375 - 2
Winchester - 7 £375 -
Yorkshire -1 3 £293 +23.15% 2
South West -6 3 £261 -45.00% 1
Scotland -12 3 £266 +165.50%
West Midlands -16 3 £325 -27.77% 1
Erskine - 3 £266 -
Leeds - 3 £293 -
West Yorkshire - 3 £293 -
Renfrewshire - 3 £266 -
City of London +40 2 £350 -6.66%
Slough +5 1 - -
North West -16 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £300 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £300 -
Southampton - 1 £575 - 1

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPv6.

1 64 (62.75%) VPN
2 58 (56.86%) BGP
3 53 (51.96%) Cisco
4 50 (49.02%) Linux
5 47 (46.08%) DNS
6 45 (44.12%) IPv4
7 44 (43.14%) Firewall
7 44 (43.14%) IPsec
8 42 (41.18%) MPLS
9 41 (40.20%) OSPF
10 39 (38.24%) TCP/IP
11 32 (31.37%) WAN
12 30 (29.41%) Microsoft
13 29 (28.43%) DHCP
14 28 (27.45%) Windows
14 28 (27.45%) Marketing
15 27 (26.47%) VMware
15 27 (26.47%) LAN
16 26 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
17 25 (24.51%) HTTP
17 25 (24.51%) Degree
18 24 (23.53%) Load Balancing
18 24 (23.53%) CheckPoint
19 23 (22.55%) CSS
20 21 (20.59%) Data Centre
21 20 (19.61%) Public Cloud
21 20 (19.61%) Software-Defined Networking
21 20 (19.61%) Workflow
22 19 (18.63%) Telecoms

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.92%) nginx
2 3 (2.94%) Apache
2 3 (2.94%) lighttpd
2 3 (2.94%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.98%) Confluence
3 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
3 1 (0.98%) Smallworld
Applications
1 17 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.98%) MS Office
2 1 (0.98%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (8.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (62.75%) VPN
2 58 (56.86%) BGP
3 47 (46.08%) DNS
4 45 (44.12%) IPv4
5 44 (43.14%) Firewall
5 44 (43.14%) IPsec
6 42 (41.18%) MPLS
7 41 (40.20%) OSPF
8 39 (38.24%) TCP/IP
9 32 (31.37%) WAN
10 29 (28.43%) DHCP
11 27 (26.47%) LAN
12 25 (24.51%) HTTP
13 20 (19.61%) Software-Defined Networking
14 19 (18.63%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (15.69%) Network Security
16 14 (13.73%) Cisco Nexus
17 11 (10.78%) Wireless
18 10 (9.80%) Multicast
18 10 (9.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) PostgreSQL
2 10 (9.80%) SQL Server
3 4 (3.92%) MySQL
4 3 (2.94%) Oracle Exadata
5 2 (1.96%) MariaDB
6 1 (0.98%) Big Data
6 1 (0.98%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (3.92%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.98%) GitLab
2 1 (0.98%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.98%) JIRA
2 1 (0.98%) RSpec
General
1 28 (27.45%) Marketing
2 19 (18.63%) Telecoms
3 18 (17.65%) Finance
4 9 (8.82%) Electronics
4 9 (8.82%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.92%) Military
5 4 (3.92%) Retail
6 2 (1.96%) Local Government
7 1 (0.98%) Cantonese Language
7 1 (0.98%) Mandarin Language
7 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 37 (36.27%) Network Engineer
2 18 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 10 (9.80%) Architect
3 10 (9.80%) Network Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Data Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Data Centre Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Data Migration Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Migration Architect
4 8 (7.84%) Network Support
5 7 (6.86%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (6.86%) Consultant
5 7 (6.86%) Designer
5 7 (6.86%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (5.88%) IP Engineer
6 6 (5.88%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.90%) Project Manager
7 5 (4.90%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (22.55%) CSS
2 14 (13.73%) XML
3 13 (12.75%) 802.1X
4 11 (10.78%) .NET
5 6 (5.88%) LAPP Stack
6 4 (3.92%) LEMP Stack
7 3 (2.94%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (2.94%) Django
7 3 (2.94%) HTML
7 3 (2.94%) LAMP
7 3 (2.94%) Laravel
7 3 (2.94%) Regular Expression
7 3 (2.94%) RSS
8 2 (1.96%) Middleware
9 1 (0.98%) MCollective
9 1 (0.98%) REST
9 1 (0.98%) RFC 2547
9 1 (0.98%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (20.59%) Data Centre
2 20 (19.61%) Public Cloud
3 14 (13.73%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 9 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (8.82%) iSeries
5 6 (5.88%) PKI
5 6 (5.88%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.94%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.96%) Mathematics
7 2 (1.96%) Replication
7 2 (1.96%) VCE vBlock
8 1 (0.98%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.98%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.98%) Clustering
8 1 (0.98%) Handset
8 1 (0.98%) Performance Metrics
8 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (49.02%) Linux
2 28 (27.45%) Windows
3 26 (25.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (14.71%) Windows Server
5 11 (10.78%) Ubuntu
5 11 (10.78%) Unix
6 3 (2.94%) Debian
6 3 (2.94%) SUSE
7 1 (0.98%) CoreOS
7 1 (0.98%) HPUX
7 1 (0.98%) SmartOS
7 1 (0.98%) Solaris
7 1 (0.98%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 20 (19.61%) Workflow
3 18 (17.65%) Network Design
4 15 (14.71%) Mentoring
4 15 (14.71%) Migration
5 14 (13.73%) Presales
5 14 (13.73%) Process Improvement
6 11 (10.78%) ITIL
7 10 (9.80%) High Availability
7 10 (9.80%) Software Testing
8 9 (8.82%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (8.82%) Digital Marketing
8 9 (8.82%) Programme Management
9 6 (5.88%) Network Architecture
10 5 (4.90%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (4.90%) Converged Infrastructure
10 5 (4.90%) Financial Modelling
10 5 (4.90%) Penetration Testing
10 5 (4.90%) Time Management
10 5 (4.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.71%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.75%) SQL
3 11 (10.78%) C
3 11 (10.78%) C#
3 11 (10.78%) C++
3 11 (10.78%) VB
3 11 (10.78%) VBScript
4 9 (8.82%) Lisp
5 8 (7.84%) Python
6 7 (6.86%) Bash Shell
6 7 (6.86%) Perl
7 4 (3.92%) Java
8 3 (2.94%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.94%) PHP
9 2 (1.96%) Korn
9 2 (1.96%) Ruby
9 2 (1.96%) Tcl
10 1 (0.98%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.98%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (24.51%) Degree
2 16 (15.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 15 (14.71%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (12.75%) MCSE
5 12 (11.76%) MCSA
5 12 (11.76%) MCSD
6 6 (5.88%) CCNP
6 6 (5.88%) SC Cleared
6 6 (5.88%) Security Cleared
7 5 (4.90%) CCIE
7 5 (4.90%) CCNA
7 5 (4.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.92%) MBA
9 3 (2.94%) MCITP
9 3 (2.94%) MCTS
10 2 (1.96%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.96%) JNCIE
10 2 (1.96%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.98%) CCSE
11 1 (0.98%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.86%) QA
2 2 (1.96%) SLA
3 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
2 12 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.80%) vSphere
4 4 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.96%) Snort
6 1 (0.98%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.98%) Docker
6 1 (0.98%) iptables
6 1 (0.98%) KVM
6 1 (0.98%) LXC
6 1 (0.98%) Squid
6 1 (0.98%) Varnish
6 1 (0.98%) vCloud
6 1 (0.98%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (13.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 5 (4.90%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 4 (3.92%) Cacti
3 4 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (3.92%) Puppet
4 3 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 3 (2.94%) Munin
4 3 (2.94%) Nagios
4 3 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (2.94%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.96%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.98%) Ansible
6 1 (0.98%) CFEngine
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.98%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.98%) Kubernetes
6 1 (0.98%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.98%) systemd
6 1 (0.98%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.98%) vMotion
Vendors
1 53 (51.96%) Cisco
2 30 (29.41%) Microsoft
3 27 (26.47%) VMware
4 24 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 17 (16.67%) Juniper
5 17 (16.67%) Red Hat
6 15 (14.71%) F5
7 13 (12.75%) Oracle
8 12 (11.76%) HP
9 10 (9.80%) IBM
10 9 (8.82%) Palo Alto
10 9 (8.82%) SAP
11 6 (5.88%) Avaya
12 5 (4.90%) Aruba
13 4 (3.92%) NetScout
14 3 (2.94%) Brocade
14 3 (2.94%) Forcepoint
14 3 (2.94%) NetApp
14 3 (2.94%) SolarWinds
15 2 (1.96%) Barracuda Networks
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