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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 527 528 502
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing IPv6 56 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.052% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.75% 0.39% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 22
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.82% +15.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £281 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £385 £165
% change year-on-year
-23.37% +133.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £19.00

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 January 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 30 January 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 +13 53 £300 -26.82% 20
Yorkshire +6 14 £285 -
Manchester - 13 - -
North West - 13 - - 1
South West -9 10 £405 -19.00% 3
London -2 7 £450 - 4
South East +1 6 £329 -24.42% 12
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 - 1
Berkshire +6 4 £295 - 10
West Midlands +1 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £425 - 1
Wiltshire -7 2 - -
Scotland -8 2 - -
Swindon -10 2 - -
City of London - 2 £444 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Coventry +2 1 - -
East of England -5 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Harrogate - 1 £238 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
North Yorkshire - 1 £238 -
Shropshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
Telford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 73 (76.84%) BGP
2 64 (67.37%) OSPF
3 61 (64.21%) Cisco
4 57 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (58.95%) VPN
6 51 (53.68%) IPv4
7 46 (48.42%) CCNP
7 46 (48.42%) WAN
8 45 (47.37%) MPLS
9 43 (45.26%) LAN
10 36 (37.89%) Linux
11 34 (35.79%) Juniper
12 32 (33.68%) Ethernet
13 29 (30.53%) Firewall
13 29 (30.53%) CCIP
14 27 (28.42%) CCIE
15 22 (23.16%) CCNA
15 22 (23.16%) EIGRP
15 22 (23.16%) TCP/IP
15 22 (23.16%) Network Security
16 21 (22.11%) VMware
16 21 (22.11%) HSRP
17 20 (21.05%) Citrix
18 19 (20.00%) UNIX
18 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
18 19 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (20.00%) Junos
19 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
19 18 (18.95%) IPsec
19 18 (18.95%) VRRP

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (13.68%) Apache
2 12 (12.63%) MediaWiki
2 12 (12.63%) Confluence
3 11 (11.58%) nginx
4 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.21%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (8.42%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.21%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Oracle Financials
Communications & Networking
1 73 (76.84%) BGP
2 64 (67.37%) OSPF
3 56 (58.95%) VPN
4 51 (53.68%) IPv4
5 46 (48.42%) WAN
6 45 (47.37%) MPLS
7 43 (45.26%) LAN
8 32 (33.68%) Ethernet
9 29 (30.53%) Firewall
10 22 (23.16%) EIGRP
10 22 (23.16%) TCP/IP
10 22 (23.16%) Network Security
11 21 (22.11%) HSRP
12 19 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
12 19 (20.00%) Junos
13 18 (18.95%) IPsec
13 18 (18.95%) VRRP
14 16 (16.84%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (16.84%) Internet
15 15 (15.79%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) MySQL
2 12 (12.63%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (7.37%) Relational Database
4 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.11%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.11%) Redis
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle9i Database
6 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.05%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 15 (15.79%) Git (software)
1 15 (15.79%) Jenkins
2 12 (12.63%) Hudson
2 12 (12.63%) Subversion
2 12 (12.63%) JIRA
3 3 (3.16%) GCC
4 2 (2.11%) GDB
4 2 (2.11%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.05%) MSI
5 1 (1.05%) Valgrind
5 1 (1.05%) Rational DOORS
General
1 18 (18.95%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.16%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Automotive
3 2 (2.11%) Electronics
3 2 (2.11%) Russian Language
4 1 (1.05%) Marketing
4 1 (1.05%) Czech Language
4 1 (1.05%) Danish Language
4 1 (1.05%) German Language
4 1 (1.05%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
Job Titles
1 32 (33.68%) Network Engineer
2 15 (15.79%) Implementation Engineer
3 14 (14.74%) IP Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Operations Engineer
5 10 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (7.37%) Architect
7 6 (6.32%) Network Architect
8 5 (5.26%) Network Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Consultant
8 5 (5.26%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Security Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 4 (4.21%) Administrator
9 4 (4.21%) Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.16%) Solutions Architect
10 3 (3.16%) Lead Network Engineer
10 3 (3.16%) Network Design Architect
11 2 (2.11%) DevOps Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.26%) LAMP
2 4 (4.21%) HTML
2 4 (4.21%) STL
3 3 (3.16%) HTML5
3 3 (3.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 2 (2.11%) Spring
4 2 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.11%) JPA
4 2 (2.11%) Ajax
4 2 (2.11%) XMPP
4 2 (2.11%) JMS
5 1 (1.05%) Web Services
5 1 (1.05%) CSS
5 1 (1.05%) .NET
5 1 (1.05%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 12 (12.63%) Wiki
2 6 (6.32%) Computer Science
3 5 (5.26%) Clustering
3 5 (5.26%) Open Source
4 3 (3.16%) Telematics
4 3 (3.16%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.05%) AS400
6 1 (1.05%) DataPower
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.05%) Handset
6 1 (1.05%) PKI
6 1 (1.05%) Economics
6 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
6 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.05%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Linux
2 19 (20.00%) UNIX
3 15 (15.79%) Windows
4 14 (14.74%) CentOS
5 9 (9.47%) Debian
5 9 (9.47%) Ubuntu
5 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.05%) Solaris
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.05%) Fedora
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.89%) Capacity Planning
2 15 (15.79%) Load Balancing
3 14 (14.74%) DevOps
3 14 (14.74%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (12.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (11.58%) Build Automation
6 7 (7.37%) Data Modelling
6 7 (7.37%) Database Theory
6 7 (7.37%) Relational Database Theory
7 5 (5.26%) DNA
7 5 (5.26%) Requirements Analysis
7 5 (5.26%) Network Design
8 4 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.21%) Validation
8 4 (4.21%) ITIL
9 3 (3.16%) Project Management
9 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
9 3 (3.16%) Business Development
9 3 (3.16%) Multithreading
9 3 (3.16%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 15 (15.79%) Perl
2 14 (14.74%) Ruby
3 13 (13.68%) Bash Shell
4 11 (11.58%) Java
5 9 (9.47%) SQL
6 8 (8.42%) PHP
6 8 (8.42%) C++
6 8 (8.42%) Python
7 4 (4.21%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.11%) C
9 1 (1.05%) Embedded C
9 1 (1.05%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.05%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.05%) R
Qualifications
1 57 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (48.42%) CCNP
3 29 (30.53%) CCIP
4 27 (28.42%) CCIE
5 22 (23.16%) CCNA
6 15 (15.79%) JNCIA
7 13 (13.68%) JNCIP
8 9 (9.47%) Degree
9 7 (7.37%) JNCIS
10 6 (6.32%) SC Cleared
10 6 (6.32%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.26%) HP ASE
11 5 (5.26%) HP MASE
12 4 (4.21%) CISSP
12 4 (4.21%) CCSP
13 2 (2.11%) CCSE
14 1 (1.05%) MCSD
14 1 (1.05%) MCSE
14 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Certification
14 1 (1.05%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (13.68%) Postfix
2 13 (13.68%) vCloud
3 12 (12.63%) XenServer
3 12 (12.63%) Samba
4 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.21%) Snort
5 4 (4.21%) Nmap
6 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.05%) Squid
6 1 (1.05%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.05%) VirtualBox
6 1 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (1.05%) KVM
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) Puppet
2 12 (12.63%) ZABBIX
3 7 (7.37%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (7.37%) Salt
4 4 (4.21%) Nessus
5 2 (2.11%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.05%) Tivoli NetView
6 1 (1.05%) SCCM
6 1 (1.05%) SCOM
6 1 (1.05%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.05%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.05%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.05%) RANCID
Vendors
1 61 (64.21%) Cisco
2 34 (35.79%) Juniper
3 21 (22.11%) VMware
4 20 (21.05%) Citrix
5 14 (14.74%) Red Hat
5 14 (14.74%) BT
6 12 (12.63%) F5
6 12 (12.63%) Microsoft
7 6 (6.32%) Blue Coat
7 6 (6.32%) Brocade
7 6 (6.32%) CheckPoint
7 6 (6.32%) HP
8 5 (5.26%) Aruba
8 5 (5.26%) Meraki
9 2 (2.11%) Percona
9 2 (2.11%) Tandberg
9 2 (2.11%) AirMagnet
9 2 (2.11%) Fortinet
9 2 (2.11%) EMC
9 2 (2.11%) Motorola
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