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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 531 534 495
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -39
Contract jobs citing IPv6 68 36 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.069% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.54% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 23
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +37.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £235 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £413
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £420 £313
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +34.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 5
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.60 - £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.76 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £33.50

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +20 63 £350 -15.15% 13
South East -15 23 £363 -15.69% 1
Berkshire +8 20 £350 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire - 12 £285 - 1
North West - 11 - - 3
Manchester - 11 - - 3
London -2 6 £450 +60.71% 4
South West -8 5 £450 +5.88% 1
Bristol -2 3 £425 -
West Midlands -6 3 £450 +7.14% 2
North East - 3 £288 -
Surrey - 3 £425 -
Durham - 2 £288 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £450 -
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
Coventry - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Swindon - - - -
Telford - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
York - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Reading - - - -
Rochdale - - - - 2
Cwmbran - - - -
Derby - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Caerphilly - - - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 67 (64.42%) BGP
2 63 (60.58%) OSPF
3 61 (58.65%) IPv4
4 60 (57.69%) VPN
4 60 (57.69%) Cisco
5 58 (55.77%) Cisco Certification
6 47 (45.19%) Linux
7 46 (44.23%) CCNP
8 45 (43.27%) MPLS
9 44 (42.31%) LAN
10 43 (41.35%) WAN
11 35 (33.65%) CCIP
12 31 (29.81%) Telecoms
13 30 (28.85%) Juniper
14 26 (25.00%) CCIE
14 26 (25.00%) Network Security
15 25 (24.04%) CCNA
15 25 (24.04%) Ethernet
15 25 (24.04%) Firewall
16 23 (22.12%) EIGRP
16 23 (22.12%) Broadband
17 22 (21.15%) UNIX
17 22 (21.15%) IPsec
17 22 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
18 21 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (20.19%) VMware
18 21 (20.19%) Citrix
19 20 (19.23%) BT
19 20 (19.23%) L2TP
19 20 (19.23%) VRRP

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (16.35%) Apache
2 16 (15.38%) Confluence
2 16 (15.38%) MediaWiki
3 15 (14.42%) nginx
4 6 (5.77%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.81%) IIS
6 1 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.96%) Lync
6 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Office
1 3 (2.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.88%) SaaS
2 3 (2.88%) PaaS
2 3 (2.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.96%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (64.42%) BGP
2 63 (60.58%) OSPF
3 61 (58.65%) IPv4
4 60 (57.69%) VPN
5 45 (43.27%) MPLS
6 44 (42.31%) LAN
7 43 (41.35%) WAN
8 26 (25.00%) Network Security
9 25 (24.04%) Ethernet
9 25 (24.04%) Firewall
10 23 (22.12%) EIGRP
10 23 (22.12%) Broadband
11 22 (21.15%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (21.15%) IPsec
12 20 (19.23%) L2TP
12 20 (19.23%) VRRP
13 19 (18.27%) RSVP
13 19 (18.27%) BT 21CN
13 19 (18.27%) Junos
13 19 (18.27%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (14.42%) MySQL
3 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.81%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.92%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.92%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.92%) Redis
5 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 19 (18.27%) Git (software)
1 19 (18.27%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.38%) Subversion
2 16 (15.38%) JIRA
2 16 (15.38%) Hudson
3 3 (2.88%) GCC
4 2 (1.92%) GDB
5 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.96%) Valgrind
5 1 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (29.81%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.77%) Multimedia
2 6 (5.77%) Marketing
3 3 (2.88%) Electronics
3 3 (2.88%) Billing
3 3 (2.88%) Automotive
4 2 (1.92%) Finance
5 1 (0.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 21 (20.19%) IP Engineer
3 19 (18.27%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (18.27%) Implementation Engineer
4 13 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.65%) Consultant
6 6 (5.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Architect
7 5 (4.81%) Business Consultant
7 5 (4.81%) Administrator
8 4 (3.85%) Developer
8 4 (3.85%) Network Consultant
9 3 (2.88%) Software Developer
9 3 (2.88%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Senior Network Engineer
9 3 (2.88%) Network Administrator
9 3 (2.88%) Network Architect
10 2 (1.92%) Designer
10 2 (1.92%) Data Centre Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.69%) LAMP
2 4 (3.85%) HTML
2 4 (3.85%) STL
3 3 (2.88%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (2.88%) HTML5
4 2 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.96%) FreeSWITCH
5 1 (0.96%) XMPP
5 1 (0.96%) Web Services
5 1 (0.96%) .NET
5 1 (0.96%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (15.38%) Wiki
2 5 (4.81%) Clustering
3 3 (2.88%) Cryptography
3 3 (2.88%) Streaming Video
3 3 (2.88%) Telematics
3 3 (2.88%) User Experience
4 2 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (1.92%) IPTV
5 1 (0.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.96%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.96%) Economics
5 1 (0.96%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 47 (45.19%) Linux
2 22 (21.15%) UNIX
3 18 (17.31%) CentOS
4 15 (14.42%) Windows
5 13 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 13 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (12.50%) Debian
6 4 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.92%) Solaris
8 1 (0.96%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.96%) Fedora
8 1 (0.96%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (17.31%) Continuous Integration
1 18 (17.31%) DevOps
2 17 (16.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 16 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
4 15 (14.42%) Build Automation
5 12 (11.54%) Load Balancing
6 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
6 10 (9.62%) Database Theory
6 10 (9.62%) Relational Database Theory
7 8 (7.69%) Business Development
8 6 (5.77%) Requirements Analysis
8 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (5.77%) Software Engineering
9 5 (4.81%) Migration
9 5 (4.81%) OOD
9 5 (4.81%) UML
9 5 (4.81%) OO
9 5 (4.81%) Marketing Strategy
9 5 (4.81%) Time Management
10 4 (3.85%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.35%) Ruby
1 17 (16.35%) Bash Shell
2 15 (14.42%) Perl
3 12 (11.54%) Java
4 11 (10.58%) C++
4 11 (10.58%) PHP
5 10 (9.62%) SQL
6 9 (8.65%) Python
7 7 (6.73%) C
8 5 (4.81%) Embedded C
8 5 (4.81%) Embedded C++
9 4 (3.85%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 58 (55.77%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (44.23%) CCNP
3 35 (33.65%) CCIP
4 26 (25.00%) CCIE
5 25 (24.04%) CCNA
6 19 (18.27%) JNCIP
6 19 (18.27%) JNCIA
7 8 (7.69%) JNCIS
7 8 (7.69%) Degree
8 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
8 7 (6.73%) Security Cleared
9 5 (4.81%) HP ASE
9 5 (4.81%) HP MASE
10 3 (2.88%) CCSE
11 2 (1.92%) MBA
11 2 (1.92%) CCSP
12 1 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.96%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.96%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (20.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 17 (16.35%) Postfix
3 16 (15.38%) XenServer
3 16 (15.38%) Samba
3 16 (15.38%) iptables
4 13 (12.50%) vCloud
5 7 (6.73%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
6 1 (0.96%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.96%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (17.31%) Puppet
2 16 (15.38%) ZABBIX
3 10 (9.62%) Salt
3 10 (9.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.92%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.96%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 60 (57.69%) Cisco
2 30 (28.85%) Juniper
3 21 (20.19%) Citrix
3 21 (20.19%) VMware
4 20 (19.23%) BT
5 18 (17.31%) Red Hat
6 12 (11.54%) F5
7 7 (6.73%) CheckPoint
7 7 (6.73%) Microsoft
7 7 (6.73%) HP
8 6 (5.77%) Blue Coat
8 6 (5.77%) Brocade
9 5 (4.81%) Aruba
9 5 (4.81%) Meraki
10 3 (2.88%) Verint
10 3 (2.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.88%) AirMagnet
10 3 (2.88%) Fortinet
10 3 (2.88%) Motorola
11 2 (1.92%) Veritas