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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
Rank 550 579 541
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -38
Contract jobs citing IPv6 58 49 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.094% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 0.65% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 36 37
Median daily rate £373 £388 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +29.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-4.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 7
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +19.44%
UK excluding London median 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
6797 7566 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.97% 14.55% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 4474 4313
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 315 455
Median hourly rate £23.00 £27.66 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.84% +10.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 27 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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +34 50 £375 -3.22% 6
London +42 33 £380 -17.78% 2
South East +8 12 £375 +7.14% 1
Berkshire +14 5 - -
Slough +12 4 - -
Oxford - 4 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
Hampshire +1 3 £218 -39.86%
City of London - 3 £359 -
East of England - 3 £210 -
Wales - 3 £320 -
Suffolk - 3 £210 -
South Wales - 2 £320 -
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
Ipswich - 2 £220 -
North West +20 1 £350 -41.66%
Reading +19 1 - -
South West +15 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
West Wales - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £425 -
Manchester - 1 £350 -
Swansea - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £215 -
Scotland - 1 £215 -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 53 (64.63%) Cisco
2 51 (62.20%) IPv4
3 49 (59.76%) Firewall
4 43 (52.44%) OSPF
5 39 (47.56%) MPLS
6 38 (46.34%) BGP
7 37 (45.12%) Cisco Certification
8 36 (43.90%) DNS
9 35 (42.68%) TCP/IP
10 32 (39.02%) Linux
11 27 (32.93%) CCNP
11 27 (32.93%) Network Security
12 26 (31.71%) VPN
13 25 (30.49%) Juniper
13 25 (30.49%) CCNA
14 23 (28.05%) Ethernet
15 22 (26.83%) WAN
16 21 (25.61%) Windows
16 21 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (24.39%) LAN
17 20 (24.39%) Telecoms
18 19 (23.17%) Network Design
18 19 (23.17%) VLAN
19 17 (20.73%) Wireless
19 17 (20.73%) VMware
19 17 (20.73%) VRRP
20 16 (19.51%) Internet
20 16 (19.51%) CheckPoint
20 16 (19.51%) DHCP
21 15 (18.29%) Nagios

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 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (4.88%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.66%) nginx
3 1 (1.22%) Apache
3 1 (1.22%) IIS
3 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (8.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.85%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.98%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (9.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.88%) GitHub
4 4 (4.88%) Office 365
5 1 (1.22%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.22%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 51 (62.20%) IPv4
2 49 (59.76%) Firewall
3 43 (52.44%) OSPF
4 39 (47.56%) MPLS
5 38 (46.34%) BGP
6 36 (43.90%) DNS
7 35 (42.68%) TCP/IP
8 27 (32.93%) Network Security
9 26 (31.71%) VPN
10 23 (28.05%) Ethernet
11 22 (26.83%) WAN
12 21 (25.61%) Cisco Nexus
13 20 (24.39%) LAN
14 19 (23.17%) VLAN
15 17 (20.73%) VRRP
15 17 (20.73%) Wireless
16 16 (19.51%) DHCP
16 16 (19.51%) Internet
17 14 (17.07%) Multicast
17 14 (17.07%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.88%) MySQL
1 4 (4.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.88%) Subversion
2 2 (2.44%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.22%) JMeter
3 1 (1.22%) JUnit
3 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (24.39%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.20%) Legal
3 6 (7.32%) Retail
4 5 (6.10%) Advertising
4 5 (6.10%) Billing
5 4 (4.88%) Finance
5 4 (4.88%) Military
6 2 (2.44%) Banking
6 2 (2.44%) Electronics
6 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.44%) Games
7 1 (1.22%) Marketing
7 1 (1.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 26 (31.71%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.41%) Administrator
3 10 (12.20%) Architect
4 8 (9.76%) Network Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Information Security Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Network Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Network Security Administrator
5 7 (8.54%) Security Administrator
6 5 (6.10%) Designer
6 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Designer
6 5 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.10%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.88%) Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Deployment Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Network Analyst
7 4 (4.88%) Software Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (10.98%) 802.1X
2 8 (9.76%) Middleware
3 3 (3.66%) POSIX
3 3 (3.66%) Web Services
4 2 (2.44%) RFC 2547
4 2 (2.44%) XMPP
5 1 (1.22%) Core Data
5 1 (1.22%) JSON
5 1 (1.22%) OpenEmbedded
5 1 (1.22%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.22%) RESTful
5 1 (1.22%) WebKit
5 1 (1.22%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (10.98%) STB
4 8 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (9.76%) IPTV
4 8 (9.76%) Management Information System
4 8 (9.76%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (9.76%) Video on Demand
5 5 (6.10%) PKI
6 4 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (4.88%) Replication
7 3 (3.66%) Clustering
7 3 (3.66%) Social Network
8 2 (2.44%) Digital TV
8 2 (2.44%) iSeries
8 2 (2.44%) MPEG
8 2 (2.44%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (2.44%) Social Media
9 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.22%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 32 (39.02%) Linux
2 21 (25.61%) Windows
3 13 (15.85%) Unix
4 7 (8.54%) Windows Server
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.88%) Android
6 4 (4.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.88%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) Network Design
2 12 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 11 (13.41%) Network Architecture
4 10 (12.20%) Information Security
5 8 (9.76%) DDoS Mitigation
5 8 (9.76%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.54%) Migration
6 7 (8.54%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
7 6 (7.32%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.32%) E-Discovery
7 6 (7.32%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.32%) Time Management
7 6 (7.32%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.88%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (4.88%) Network Management
9 4 (4.88%) People Management
9 4 (4.88%) Project Management
9 4 (4.88%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) Python
2 8 (9.76%) SQL
3 5 (6.10%) C
4 4 (4.88%) Java
5 3 (3.66%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.44%) Lisp
6 2 (2.44%) Perl
7 1 (1.22%) C++
7 1 (1.22%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 37 (45.12%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (32.93%) CCNP
3 25 (30.49%) CCNA
4 12 (14.63%) JNCIA
5 10 (12.20%) CCIP
6 8 (9.76%) GIAC
7 7 (8.54%) CISSP
7 7 (8.54%) Security Cleared
8 6 (7.32%) CCIE
8 6 (7.32%) SC Cleared
9 5 (6.10%) Degree
10 4 (4.88%) JNCIE
11 3 (3.66%) CCSA
11 3 (3.66%) CCSE
11 3 (3.66%) JNCIP
11 3 (3.66%) RHCT
12 2 (2.44%) CEH
12 2 (2.44%) GPEN
12 2 (2.44%) OSCE
12 2 (2.44%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.32%) SLA
2 2 (2.44%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (17.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.32%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.88%) Docker
3 4 (4.88%) Firmware
3 4 (4.88%) Hyper-V
3 4 (4.88%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.44%) pfSense
4 2 (2.44%) Snort
5 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (18.29%) Nagios
2 6 (7.32%) EnCase
3 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (4.88%) Puppet
5 3 (3.66%) Graphite
6 2 (2.44%) Cisco UCCX
6 2 (2.44%) Nessus
6 2 (2.44%) Pingdom
6 2 (2.44%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (1.22%) Ansible
7 1 (1.22%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.22%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.22%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.22%) OpenView
7 1 (1.22%) RANCID
7 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (1.22%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 53 (64.63%) Cisco
2 25 (30.49%) Juniper
3 17 (20.73%) VMware
4 16 (19.51%) CheckPoint
5 15 (18.29%) Huawei
6 11 (13.41%) Infoblox
7 7 (8.54%) HP
8 6 (7.32%) F5
8 6 (7.32%) Fortinet
8 6 (7.32%) Riverbed
9 5 (6.10%) Avaya
9 5 (6.10%) Dell
9 5 (6.10%) Ericsson
9 5 (6.10%) Microsoft
10 4 (4.88%) Altiris
10 4 (4.88%) BT
10 4 (4.88%) Citrix
10 4 (4.88%) Rackspace
10 4 (4.88%) Red Hat
10 4 (4.88%) Sophos