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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
Rank 542 593 566
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -27
Contract jobs citing IPv6 40 34 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.067% 0.081%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 0.46% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 26 17
Median daily rate £370 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £290 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £600 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £290
% change year-on-year
- +29.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £38.50 £30.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +27.48%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £30.20
% change year-on-year
- +42.38%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 17 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 21 January 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 +24 36 £370 -7.50% 5
London +25 27 £370 -24.10% 4
South East +10 6 £375 +7.14% 1
City of London -3 4 £403 +69.47% 1
Berkshire +13 3 - - 1
Suffolk - 3 £210 -
East of England - 3 £210 -
Slough - 3 - -
Oxford - 2 £375 -
Ipswich - 2 £220 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £375 -
Hampshire +8 1 £425 +9.67%
Hook - 1 £425 -
Wales - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Hayes - 1 £365 -
Cardiff - 1 - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 42 (58.33%) IPv4
2 38 (52.78%) DNS
3 37 (51.39%) Firewall
4 35 (48.61%) Cisco
5 29 (40.28%) Linux
6 27 (37.50%) OSPF
7 26 (36.11%) TCP/IP
8 24 (33.33%) BGP
9 23 (31.94%) MPLS
10 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (27.78%) DHCP
11 20 (27.78%) Ethernet
12 18 (25.00%) CCNP
12 18 (25.00%) CCNA
12 18 (25.00%) Network Security
13 17 (23.61%) Juniper
13 17 (23.61%) Internet
14 16 (22.22%) WAN
14 16 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
15 15 (20.83%) VPN
16 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
16 14 (19.44%) Nagios
16 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
17 13 (18.06%) Windows
18 12 (16.67%) LAN
18 12 (16.67%) Wireless
18 12 (16.67%) Network Design
18 12 (16.67%) Multicast
19 11 (15.28%) Wireshark
19 11 (15.28%) VPLS

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 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
1 3 (4.17%) nginx
1 3 (4.17%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.39%) Apache
2 1 (1.39%) IIS
2 1 (1.39%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.17%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (4.17%) Office 365
4 2 (2.78%) GitHub
5 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.39%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (58.33%) IPv4
2 38 (52.78%) DNS
3 37 (51.39%) Firewall
4 27 (37.50%) OSPF
5 26 (36.11%) TCP/IP
6 24 (33.33%) BGP
7 23 (31.94%) MPLS
8 20 (27.78%) DHCP
8 20 (27.78%) Ethernet
9 18 (25.00%) Network Security
10 17 (23.61%) Internet
11 16 (22.22%) Cisco Nexus
11 16 (22.22%) WAN
12 15 (20.83%) VPN
13 12 (16.67%) LAN
13 12 (16.67%) Multicast
13 12 (16.67%) Wireless
14 11 (15.28%) VPLS
14 11 (15.28%) VRRP
14 11 (15.28%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.33%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (6.94%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 6 (8.33%) Subversion
2 2 (2.78%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.39%) JMeter
3 1 (1.39%) JUnit
3 1 (1.39%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 9 (12.50%) Legal
3 7 (9.72%) Advertising
4 4 (5.56%) Billing
4 4 (5.56%) Retail
5 2 (2.78%) Electronics
5 2 (2.78%) Finance
5 2 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.78%) Games
6 1 (1.39%) Banking
6 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 20 (27.78%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Architect
3 8 (11.11%) Network Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Network Security Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Security Administrator
3 8 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Information Security Administrator
4 7 (9.72%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (9.72%) Linux Systems Engineer
5 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (6.94%) Software Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Blue Coat Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.56%) Test Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Continuous Deployment Engineer
8 3 (4.17%) Designer
8 3 (4.17%) Network Support
8 3 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) 802.1X
2 7 (9.72%) PostGIS
3 5 (6.94%) Middleware
4 3 (4.17%) POSIX
5 2 (2.78%) OpenEmbedded
5 2 (2.78%) OpenGL
5 2 (2.78%) Web Services
5 2 (2.78%) WebKit
5 2 (2.78%) XMPP
5 2 (2.78%) Yocto
6 1 (1.39%) JSON
6 1 (1.39%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 8 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 8 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 7 (9.72%) STB
4 5 (6.94%) IPTV
4 5 (6.94%) Over-the-Top Content
4 5 (6.94%) PKI
4 5 (6.94%) Video on Demand
5 4 (5.56%) Replication
6 3 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (4.17%) Digital TV
7 2 (2.78%) MPEG
7 2 (2.78%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (2.78%) Social Network
8 1 (1.39%) Clustering
8 1 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.39%) Informatics
8 1 (1.39%) iSeries
8 1 (1.39%) Mathematics
8 1 (1.39%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.28%) Linux
2 13 (18.06%) Windows
3 10 (13.89%) Unix
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.17%) Android
5 3 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 10
5 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.78%) Embedded Linux
6 2 (2.78%) Kali Linux
7 1 (1.39%) CentOS
7 1 (1.39%) Debian
7 1 (1.39%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.67%) Network Design
2 10 (13.89%) Information Security
3 8 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 8 (11.11%) Network Architecture
4 7 (9.72%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (9.72%) DDoS Mitigation
4 7 (9.72%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 6 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 5 (6.94%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (6.94%) Automated Testing
6 5 (6.94%) Configuration Management
6 5 (6.94%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (6.94%) E-Discovery
6 5 (6.94%) Service Management
6 5 (6.94%) Software Engineering
7 4 (5.56%) Load Testing
8 3 (4.17%) Change Management
8 3 (4.17%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.17%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) Python
2 9 (12.50%) C
3 8 (11.11%) SQL
4 5 (6.94%) C++
5 4 (5.56%) Java
6 3 (4.17%) Go
6 3 (4.17%) Ruby
6 3 (4.17%) Rust
6 3 (4.17%) Scala
6 3 (4.17%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.78%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.39%) Lisp
8 1 (1.39%) Perl
Qualifications
1 22 (30.56%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (25.00%) CCNA
2 18 (25.00%) CCNP
3 11 (15.28%) Security Cleared
4 10 (13.89%) SC Cleared
5 9 (12.50%) GIAC
6 8 (11.11%) CISSP
6 8 (11.11%) JNCIA
7 6 (8.33%) CCIP
8 4 (5.56%) CCSA
8 4 (5.56%) Degree
9 3 (4.17%) CCSE
10 2 (2.78%) CEH
10 2 (2.78%) CHECK Team Member
10 2 (2.78%) CREST Certified
10 2 (2.78%) GPEN
10 2 (2.78%) OSCE
10 2 (2.78%) OSCP
10 2 (2.78%) RHCT
10 2 (2.78%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 7 (9.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.94%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.17%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.17%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.78%) Docker
4 2 (2.78%) Firmware
5 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 14 (19.44%) Nagios
2 6 (8.33%) Puppet
3 5 (6.94%) EnCase
4 3 (4.17%) Graphite
4 3 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.78%) Nessus
5 2 (2.78%) Pingdom
5 2 (2.78%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.39%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.39%) OpenView
6 1 (1.39%) SELinux
6 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.39%) yum
Vendors
1 35 (48.61%) Cisco
2 17 (23.61%) Juniper
3 14 (19.44%) CheckPoint
4 11 (15.28%) Infoblox
5 10 (13.89%) Huawei
6 9 (12.50%) VMware
7 5 (6.94%) Microsoft
7 5 (6.94%) Riverbed
7 5 (6.94%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.56%) Blue Coat
8 4 (5.56%) BT
8 4 (5.56%) EMC
8 4 (5.56%) F5
8 4 (5.56%) HP
9 3 (4.17%) Acronis
9 3 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (4.17%) Altiris
9 3 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 3 (4.17%) Meraki
9 3 (4.17%) Rackspace
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago