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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 537 539 573
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +34
Contract jobs citing IPv6 51 24 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.093% 0.047% 0.028%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.34% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 15 7
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £150 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £119.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+431.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £119.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+431.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 30 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv6 within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

IPv6 Hourly Rate Histogram 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 30 July 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
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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 -1 46 £400 -3.03% 11
South East +3 21 £283 +88.33% 1
Berkshire +15 16 £328 -34.50% 1
South West -11 12 £425 - 1
Reading +14 8 £425 -15.00% 1
Bristol - 7 £425 - 1
London +17 6 £425 -5.55% 6
Slough - 6 £235 -
Cambridgeshire -7 5 £304 -
East of England -14 5 £304 -
Cambridge -5 4 £325 -
Hampshire -6 4 £225 +49.83%
Gloucestershire - 4 £188 -
Wales - 1 £425 -
Basingstoke - 1 £140 -
Bath - 1 £413 -
Somerset - 1 £413 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 2
City of London - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 39 (42.39%) Cisco
2 38 (41.30%) BGP
3 37 (40.22%) WAN
3 37 (40.22%) Firewall
4 32 (34.78%) TCP/IP
5 31 (33.70%) LAN
6 30 (32.61%) VPN
6 30 (32.61%) OSPF
7 28 (30.43%) MPLS
7 28 (30.43%) Network Security
8 26 (28.26%) IPv4
8 26 (28.26%) Internet
8 26 (28.26%) Windows
9 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
10 21 (22.83%) Citrix
10 21 (22.83%) Perl
10 21 (22.83%) Ethernet
10 21 (22.83%) IPsec
11 20 (21.74%) PHP
12 19 (20.65%) Juniper
12 19 (20.65%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (19.57%) VMware
14 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
14 17 (18.48%) EIGRP
14 17 (18.48%) Linux
14 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
15 16 (17.39%) Multicast
15 16 (17.39%) DevOps
15 16 (17.39%) C
15 16 (17.39%) Java

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 14 (15.22%) Apache
1 14 (15.22%) nginx
2 13 (14.13%) MediaWiki
2 13 (14.13%) Confluence
3 2 (2.17%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 4 (4.35%) MS Project
2 3 (3.26%) MS Office
2 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) IaaS
2 1 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.09%) SaaS
2 1 (1.09%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (41.30%) BGP
2 37 (40.22%) WAN
2 37 (40.22%) Firewall
3 32 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 31 (33.70%) LAN
5 30 (32.61%) VPN
5 30 (32.61%) OSPF
6 28 (30.43%) MPLS
6 28 (30.43%) Network Security
7 26 (28.26%) IPv4
7 26 (28.26%) Internet
8 21 (22.83%) Ethernet
8 21 (22.83%) IPsec
9 17 (18.48%) EIGRP
10 16 (17.39%) Multicast
11 15 (16.30%) DNS
12 14 (15.22%) GPRS
13 13 (14.13%) LDAP
14 12 (13.04%) UMTS
15 11 (11.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) Relational Database
1 13 (14.13%) PostgreSQL
1 13 (14.13%) MySQL
2 2 (2.17%) Data Mining
2 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (15.22%) JIRA
1 14 (15.22%) Jenkins
1 14 (15.22%) Git (software)
2 13 (14.13%) Hudson
2 13 (14.13%) Subversion
3 7 (7.61%) GDB
4 1 (1.09%) Trac
4 1 (1.09%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.09%) QuickTest Pro
4 1 (1.09%) ClearQuest
4 1 (1.09%) LabVIEW
General
1 23 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.43%) Electronics
3 4 (4.35%) Finance
4 2 (2.17%) Marketing
4 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Network Engineer
2 11 (11.96%) Test Engineer
3 9 (9.78%) Analyst
4 7 (7.61%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Server Engineer
5 6 (6.52%) Linux Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (6.52%) Developer
6 5 (5.43%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.35%) C Developer
7 4 (4.35%) C Programmer
7 4 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Programmer
7 4 (4.35%) Architect
7 4 (4.35%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) IP Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (15.22%) LAMP
2 7 (7.61%) Web Services
3 6 (6.52%) WAP
3 6 (6.52%) XML
4 5 (5.43%) WML
5 2 (2.17%) SOAP
5 2 (2.17%) HTML
5 2 (2.17%) REST
5 2 (2.17%) Gherkin
6 1 (1.09%) HTML5
6 1 (1.09%) OLE
6 1 (1.09%) SyncML
6 1 (1.09%) .NET
6 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Wiki
2 9 (9.78%) Smart Meter
3 7 (7.61%) iPad
4 3 (3.26%) DTV
4 3 (3.26%) Firmware
4 3 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.09%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.09%) Telematics
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Handset
6 1 (1.09%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.09%) SCADA
6 1 (1.09%) Economics
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Windows
2 17 (18.48%) Linux
3 13 (14.13%) Debian
3 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (13.04%) Ubuntu
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (9.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.70%) UNIX
7 7 (7.61%) CentOS
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.09%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.09%) Android
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) bada
9 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.65%) Capacity Planning
2 16 (17.39%) DevOps
2 16 (17.39%) Disaster Recovery
2 16 (17.39%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (15.22%) Data Modelling
4 8 (8.70%) Network Design
4 8 (8.70%) ITIL
5 7 (7.61%) Project Management
6 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.43%) Embedded Software Development
7 5 (5.43%) DNA
7 5 (5.43%) Software Engineering
7 5 (5.43%) Software Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Project Planning
8 4 (4.35%) Performance Testing
8 4 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
8 4 (4.35%) Waterfall
8 4 (4.35%) Test Scripting
9 3 (3.26%) V-Model
Programming Languages
1 21 (22.83%) Perl
2 20 (21.74%) PHP
3 16 (17.39%) C
3 16 (17.39%) Java
4 14 (15.22%) Ruby
4 14 (15.22%) Bash Shell
5 13 (14.13%) SQL
6 5 (5.43%) Embedded C
7 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.09%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.09%) C++
8 1 (1.09%) Python
Qualifications
1 17 (18.48%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (15.22%) Degree
3 8 (8.70%) CCIE
3 8 (8.70%) CCNP
3 8 (8.70%) Security Cleared
4 7 (7.61%) ISEB
5 6 (6.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 5 (5.43%) CCNA
7 4 (4.35%) CCDP
8 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.09%) PMP
10 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
10 1 (1.09%) JNCIP
10 1 (1.09%) JNCIE
10 1 (1.09%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.26%) QA
2 2 (2.17%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) Data Quality
System Software
1 17 (18.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (15.22%) Samba
2 14 (15.22%) Postfix
3 13 (14.13%) XenServer
4 2 (2.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.09%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Puppet
2 13 (14.13%) ZABBIX
3 7 (7.61%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (7.61%) WSUS
4 6 (6.52%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (5.43%) OPNET
6 2 (2.17%) SCCM
6 2 (2.17%) SCOM
6 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.17%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (42.39%) Cisco
2 21 (22.83%) Citrix
3 19 (20.65%) Juniper
4 18 (19.57%) VMware
5 14 (15.22%) Red Hat
6 12 (13.04%) HP
7 10 (10.87%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 8 (8.70%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.61%) Apple
9 7 (7.61%) McAfee
9 7 (7.61%) Brocade
10 5 (5.43%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (5.43%) Huawei
11 4 (4.35%) Ericsson
11 4 (4.35%) F5
12 2 (2.17%) Agilent
12 2 (2.17%) SAP
12 2 (2.17%) CheckPoint
13 1 (1.09%) Meraki
13 1 (1.09%) Barracuda Networks
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