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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 558 531 544
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +13
Contract jobs citing IPv6 45 55 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.10% 0.065%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.57% 0.75% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 33 19
Average daily rate
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£375 £380 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.31% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £326 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.14% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £189.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-80.95% +490.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £189.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-80.95% +490.62%

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
7831 7340 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.22% 13.66% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4398 3980 3587
Average daily rate £355 £359 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 389 523
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.41 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

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 2 July 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 26 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 2 July 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 -21 43 £375 +7.14% 11
London +13 15 £388 -8.82% 2
South East -38 11 £250 - 4
Berkshire 0 9 - - 3
South West -5 5 £475 +11.76% 2
East of England -6 5 £328 +7.81% 1
Wiltshire - 5 £475 - 1
Swindon - 5 £475 - 1
Slough -1 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £268 - 2
City of London - 3 £375 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £238 - 1
Harrogate - 3 £238 - 1
Ipswich - 3 £625 -
Suffolk - 3 £625 -
Essex - 2 £326 -
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
Wales +2 1 £250 -41.17%
West Yorkshire - 1 £298 - 1
South Wales - 1 £250 -
Derby - 1 - -
Newport - 1 £250 -
Oxford - 1 £250 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £250 -
Derbyshire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 69 (62.16%) IPv4
2 56 (50.45%) BGP
3 55 (49.55%) VPN
4 53 (47.75%) Cisco Certification
5 51 (45.95%) Cisco
6 47 (42.34%) OSPF
7 44 (39.64%) MPLS
8 43 (38.74%) CCNP
9 39 (35.14%) WAN
9 39 (35.14%) Linux
10 37 (33.33%) LAN
11 30 (27.03%) Data Centre
12 29 (26.13%) Network Security
13 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
14 26 (23.42%) Juniper
15 25 (22.52%) CCIP
16 24 (21.62%) Firewall
17 23 (20.72%) Broadband
18 22 (19.82%) IPsec
19 20 (18.02%) Wireless
19 20 (18.02%) L2TP
20 19 (17.12%) CCNA
21 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
22 17 (15.32%) Ethernet
23 16 (14.41%) DNS
24 15 (13.51%) EIGRP
25 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
25 14 (12.61%) CCIE
25 14 (12.61%) Windows
25 14 (12.61%) LDAP

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 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 (11.71%) Apache
2 12 (10.81%) Confluence
2 12 (10.81%) MediaWiki
3 9 (8.11%) nginx
4 6 (5.41%) IIS
4 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.90%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.90%) Lync
5 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Office
1 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.70%) SaaS
2 3 (2.70%) PaaS
2 3 (2.70%) IaaS
3 1 (0.90%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 69 (62.16%) IPv4
2 56 (50.45%) BGP
3 55 (49.55%) VPN
4 47 (42.34%) OSPF
5 44 (39.64%) MPLS
6 39 (35.14%) WAN
7 37 (33.33%) LAN
8 29 (26.13%) Network Security
9 24 (21.62%) Firewall
10 23 (20.72%) Broadband
11 22 (19.82%) IPsec
12 20 (18.02%) Wireless
12 20 (18.02%) L2TP
13 18 (16.22%) TCP/IP
14 17 (15.32%) Ethernet
15 16 (14.41%) DNS
16 15 (13.51%) EIGRP
17 14 (12.61%) LDAP
18 13 (11.71%) 3G
18 13 (11.71%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (10.81%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (8.11%) MySQL
3 6 (5.41%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) JIRA
2 13 (11.71%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.71%) Jenkins
3 12 (10.81%) Subversion
3 12 (10.81%) Hudson
4 2 (1.80%) Trac
4 2 (1.80%) CANoe
5 1 (0.90%) GCC
5 1 (0.90%) Redmine
5 1 (0.90%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.90%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.90%) Rational DOORS
General
1 28 (25.23%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.41%) Finance
2 6 (5.41%) Multimedia
2 6 (5.41%) Billing
2 6 (5.41%) Marketing
3 4 (3.60%) Electronics
4 2 (1.80%) Automotive
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 33 (29.73%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.41%) IP Engineer
3 11 (9.91%) Implementation Engineer
4 10 (9.01%) Operations Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.31%) Architect
6 6 (5.41%) Consultant
6 6 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Designer
7 5 (4.50%) Business Consultant
8 4 (3.60%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Test Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (3.60%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Coordinator
9 3 (2.70%) Lead Designer
9 3 (2.70%) Administrator
9 3 (2.70%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.70%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.60%) LAMP
1 4 (3.60%) HTML
2 2 (1.80%) CGI
2 2 (1.80%) HTML5
3 1 (0.90%) STL
3 1 (0.90%) XMPP
3 1 (0.90%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (0.90%) Boost C++ Libraries
Miscellaneous
1 30 (27.03%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.81%) Wiki
3 11 (9.91%) User Experience
4 5 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.50%) Clustering
4 5 (4.50%) Cryptography
5 4 (3.60%) PKI
5 4 (3.60%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.70%) Streaming Video
7 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.80%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.80%) IPTV
7 2 (1.80%) Telematics
7 2 (1.80%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.80%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.90%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.90%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.90%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.90%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 39 (35.14%) Linux
2 14 (12.61%) Windows
3 12 (10.81%) CentOS
4 11 (9.91%) UNIX
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (8.11%) Debian
5 9 (8.11%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.41%) Embedded Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.80%) Solaris
8 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.90%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
1 14 (12.61%) Capacity Planning
2 13 (11.71%) Software Engineering
3 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (10.81%) DevOps
4 11 (9.91%) Build Automation
5 9 (8.11%) Change Control
5 9 (8.11%) OO
5 9 (8.11%) OOD
6 8 (7.21%) UML
6 8 (7.21%) Network Design
6 8 (7.21%) Load Balancing
6 8 (7.21%) Migration
7 6 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.41%) Data Modelling
7 6 (5.41%) Validation
7 6 (5.41%) Database Theory
7 6 (5.41%) Relational Database Theory
8 5 (4.50%) Test Strategy
8 5 (4.50%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) C
2 12 (10.81%) C++
3 11 (9.91%) Bash Shell
4 10 (9.01%) Ruby
4 10 (9.01%) Perl
5 8 (7.21%) Java
5 8 (7.21%) Embedded C
6 7 (6.31%) Embedded C++
6 7 (6.31%) PHP
7 6 (5.41%) SQL
8 5 (4.50%) Python
9 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 53 (47.75%) Cisco Certification
2 43 (38.74%) CCNP
3 25 (22.52%) CCIP
4 19 (17.12%) CCNA
5 14 (12.61%) CCIE
6 11 (9.91%) JNCIS
7 10 (9.01%) JNCIP
7 10 (9.01%) JNCIA
8 8 (7.21%) Degree
8 8 (7.21%) SC Cleared
8 8 (7.21%) Security Cleared
9 4 (3.60%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.80%) MBA
10 2 (1.80%) CCSP
11 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.90%) CCDA
11 1 (0.90%) CCDP
11 1 (0.90%) CCSE
11 1 (0.90%) HP ASE
11 1 (0.90%) HP MASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 13 (11.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (10.81%) Postfix
2 12 (10.81%) XenServer
2 12 (10.81%) Samba
2 12 (10.81%) iptables
3 11 (9.91%) vCloud
4 7 (6.31%) Active Directory
5 2 (1.80%) Firmware
6 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (10.81%) ZABBIX
1 12 (10.81%) Puppet
2 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (5.41%) Salt
3 2 (1.80%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.90%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 51 (45.95%) Cisco
2 26 (23.42%) Juniper
3 13 (11.71%) Citrix
3 13 (11.71%) VMware
4 12 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 10 (9.01%) BT
6 6 (5.41%) CheckPoint
6 6 (5.41%) Microsoft
7 5 (4.50%) Tandberg
8 4 (3.60%) Brocade
8 4 (3.60%) Dell
9 3 (2.70%) Fortinet
9 3 (2.70%) F5
9 3 (2.70%) Verint
10 2 (1.80%) Splunk
10 2 (1.80%) EMC
10 2 (1.80%) HP
10 2 (1.80%) Oracle
10 2 (1.80%) Veritas
11 1 (0.90%) Perforce
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