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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 563 543 505
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -38
Contract jobs citing IPv6 46 39 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.071% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 32 25
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.49% +18.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £178 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+10.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
Average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 - £32.00

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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 5 May 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 27 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 5 May 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 -18 42 £425 +46.55% 16
South East -22 19 £425 +73.46% 4
Berkshire +6 16 £350 +100.00% 3
Manchester +2 6 - - 2
North West -10 6 - - 2
London +10 5 £413 +50.00% 4
South West +2 3 £450 +5.88% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £238 - 1
North East - 3 £288 -
Harrogate - 3 £238 -
North Yorkshire - 3 £238 - 1
East of England +14 2 £326 +18.63% 2
Bristol +5 2 £438 +2.94% 1
Essex +1 2 £326 -23.23%
Brentwood - 2 £326 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Durham - 2 £288 -
Slough -3 1 - -
Scotland -5 1 £100 -70.03%
Newbury -9 1 £245 +40.00%
Bracknell - 1 £450 -
Edinburgh - 1 £100 -
Stratford-upon-Avon - 1 £450 -
Swindon - 1 £475 -
Warwickshire - 1 £450 -
Wiltshire - 1 £475 -
West Midlands - 1 £450 - 2

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 (63.81%) IPv4
2 63 (60.00%) VPN
3 61 (58.10%) BGP
4 58 (55.24%) Cisco
5 57 (54.29%) OSPF
5 57 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
6 48 (45.71%) Linux
7 46 (43.81%) CCNP
7 46 (43.81%) MPLS
8 43 (40.95%) WAN
9 42 (40.00%) LAN
10 36 (34.29%) CCIP
11 31 (29.52%) Juniper
11 31 (29.52%) Telecoms
12 25 (23.81%) Ethernet
12 25 (23.81%) Network Security
13 24 (22.86%) Broadband
13 24 (22.86%) CCNA
13 24 (22.86%) Firewall
14 23 (21.90%) CCIE
15 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (20.00%) L2TP
15 21 (20.00%) IPsec
15 21 (20.00%) TCP/IP
15 21 (20.00%) UNIX
16 20 (19.05%) VRRP
16 20 (19.05%) IOS XR
17 19 (18.10%) HSRP
17 19 (18.10%) RSVP
17 19 (18.10%) BT

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 16 (15.24%) Apache
2 14 (13.33%) Confluence
2 14 (13.33%) MediaWiki
3 13 (12.38%) nginx
4 6 (5.71%) IIS
4 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.95%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.95%) Lync
5 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (2.86%) MS Office
1 3 (2.86%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.81%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.86%) SaaS
2 3 (2.86%) PaaS
2 3 (2.86%) IaaS
3 1 (0.95%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 67 (63.81%) IPv4
2 63 (60.00%) VPN
3 61 (58.10%) BGP
4 57 (54.29%) OSPF
5 46 (43.81%) MPLS
6 43 (40.95%) WAN
7 42 (40.00%) LAN
8 25 (23.81%) Ethernet
8 25 (23.81%) Network Security
9 24 (22.86%) Firewall
9 24 (22.86%) Broadband
10 21 (20.00%) TCP/IP
10 21 (20.00%) L2TP
10 21 (20.00%) IPsec
10 21 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (19.05%) VRRP
11 20 (19.05%) IOS XR
12 19 (18.10%) BT 21CN
12 19 (18.10%) Junos
12 19 (18.10%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (12.38%) MySQL
3 8 (7.62%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.76%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle9i Database
5 2 (1.90%) MongoDB
5 2 (1.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.90%) Redis
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 17 (16.19%) Git (software)
1 17 (16.19%) Jenkins
2 16 (15.24%) JIRA
3 14 (13.33%) Subversion
3 14 (13.33%) Hudson
4 3 (2.86%) GCC
4 3 (2.86%) CANoe
5 2 (1.90%) Trac
5 2 (1.90%) GDB
6 1 (0.95%) Redmine
6 1 (0.95%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.95%) ClearQuest
6 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.95%) Valgrind
6 1 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
General
1 31 (29.52%) Telecoms
2 6 (5.71%) Multimedia
3 5 (4.76%) Marketing
4 4 (3.81%) Electronics
4 4 (3.81%) Billing
5 3 (2.86%) Finance
5 3 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (22.86%) Network Engineer
2 22 (20.95%) IP Engineer
3 19 (18.10%) Operations Engineer
3 19 (18.10%) Implementation Engineer
4 11 (10.48%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Consultant
7 6 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Architect
8 5 (4.76%) Business Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Administrator
9 4 (3.81%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Developer
9 4 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Design Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Senior Network Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Network Administrator
10 3 (2.86%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.86%) Software Developer
10 3 (2.86%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) HTML
1 6 (5.71%) LAMP
2 4 (3.81%) STL
3 3 (2.86%) Boost C++ Libraries
3 3 (2.86%) HTML5
4 2 (1.90%) beanstalkd
4 2 (1.90%) CGI
4 2 (1.90%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.95%) XMPP
5 1 (0.95%) Web Services
5 1 (0.95%) .NET
5 1 (0.95%) CSS
5 1 (0.95%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.33%) Wiki
2 5 (4.76%) Clustering
3 4 (3.81%) Cryptography
3 4 (3.81%) User Experience
4 3 (2.86%) Streaming Video
4 3 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.86%) Telematics
5 2 (1.90%) IPTV
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.95%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (0.95%) Device Driver
6 1 (0.95%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 48 (45.71%) Linux
2 21 (20.00%) UNIX
3 16 (15.24%) CentOS
4 14 (13.33%) Windows
5 11 (10.48%) Ubuntu
5 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (10.48%) Debian
6 4 (3.81%) Embedded Linux
6 4 (3.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.90%) Solaris
8 1 (0.95%) Fedora
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.95%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.24%) Disaster Recovery
1 16 (15.24%) Continuous Integration
1 16 (15.24%) DevOps
2 14 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (12.38%) Build Automation
4 9 (8.57%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.57%) Software Engineering
5 8 (7.62%) Data Modelling
5 8 (7.62%) Business Development
5 8 (7.62%) Database Theory
5 8 (7.62%) Relational Database Theory
6 7 (6.67%) Migration
6 7 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
8 5 (4.76%) Validation
8 5 (4.76%) Time Management
8 5 (4.76%) OOD
8 5 (4.76%) UML
8 5 (4.76%) OO
8 5 (4.76%) Marketing Strategy
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.29%) Ruby
1 15 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 13 (12.38%) Perl
3 11 (10.48%) C++
4 10 (9.52%) Java
5 9 (8.57%) PHP
5 9 (8.57%) C
6 8 (7.62%) SQL
6 8 (7.62%) Python
7 6 (5.71%) Embedded C
7 6 (5.71%) JavaScript
8 5 (4.76%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 57 (54.29%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (43.81%) CCNP
3 36 (34.29%) CCIP
4 24 (22.86%) CCNA
5 23 (21.90%) CCIE
6 19 (18.10%) JNCIA
6 19 (18.10%) JNCIP
7 8 (7.62%) Degree
7 8 (7.62%) SC Cleared
7 8 (7.62%) Security Cleared
8 7 (6.67%) JNCIS
9 2 (1.90%) MBA
9 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.90%) CCSP
9 2 (1.90%) HP ASE
9 2 (1.90%) HP MASE
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.95%) CCDP
10 1 (0.95%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.95%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (15.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (14.29%) Postfix
3 14 (13.33%) XenServer
3 14 (13.33%) iptables
3 14 (13.33%) Samba
4 13 (12.38%) vCloud
5 7 (6.67%) Active Directory
6 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (15.24%) Puppet
2 14 (13.33%) ZABBIX
3 8 (7.62%) Salt
3 8 (7.62%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.90%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 58 (55.24%) Cisco
2 31 (29.52%) Juniper
3 19 (18.10%) BT
4 16 (15.24%) VMware
4 16 (15.24%) Red Hat
4 16 (15.24%) Citrix
5 8 (7.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (4.76%) CheckPoint
6 5 (4.76%) F5
7 4 (3.81%) Brocade
8 3 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.86%) Tandberg
8 3 (2.86%) Verint
8 3 (2.86%) HP
9 2 (1.90%) Dell
9 2 (1.90%) EMC
9 2 (1.90%) Oracle
9 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
9 2 (1.90%) Meraki
9 2 (1.90%) Percona
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