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 23 July 2016 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
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 585 600 577
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -23
Contract jobs citing IPv6 59 44 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.077% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.55% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 21 25
Median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £250 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £525 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £406
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £119.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -69.87%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £119.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -69.87%

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
8769 7988 7399
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.20% 14.03% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5340 4557 3928
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 427 475 425
Median hourly rate £28.50 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.02% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+37.04% +7.62%

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 23 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv6 within the UK over the 3 months to 23 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -11 55 £379 -2.32% 8
South East +15 28 £400 +28.00% 2
Hampshire - 17 £400 - 1
London -5 14 £375 -3.22% 2
Berkshire -1 10 £375 -
Winchester - 9 £388 -
South West +6 5 £412 -17.65% 2
Bristol +3 4 £412 -31.37% 1
North West - 3 £293 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £266 -
Scotland - 3 £266 -
Reading - 3 £375 -
Erskine - 3 £266 -
East of England +19 2 £413 -34.00%
North East - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £413 -
Durham - 2 - -
City of London +40 1 £382 +1.86% 1
Oxfordshire +6 1 £450 +44.00% 1
Dorset - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £375 -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £375 -
Abingdon - 1 £450 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £575 -
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 61 (53.98%) VPN
2 55 (48.67%) Linux
3 51 (45.13%) Firewall
4 48 (42.48%) BGP
5 44 (38.94%) Cisco
5 44 (38.94%) IPsec
6 43 (38.05%) DNS
7 41 (36.28%) TCP/IP
8 40 (35.40%) IPv4
9 38 (33.63%) OSPF
10 36 (31.86%) DHCP
11 35 (30.97%) Windows
12 33 (29.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 32 (28.32%) MPLS
14 31 (27.43%) VMware
14 31 (27.43%) Microsoft
14 31 (27.43%) Load Balancing
15 28 (24.78%) Marketing
16 27 (23.89%) WAN
17 26 (23.01%) Red Hat
17 26 (23.01%) Hyper-V
18 25 (22.12%) Network Security
18 25 (22.12%) Degree
19 24 (21.24%) LAN
19 24 (21.24%) HTTP
19 24 (21.24%) CSS
20 23 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
21 22 (19.47%) PostgreSQL
22 21 (18.58%) Telecoms
22 21 (18.58%) Workflow

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 9 (7.96%) Tomcat
2 8 (7.08%) nginx
3 7 (6.19%) Apache
4 5 (4.42%) Confluence
5 4 (3.54%) JBoss
5 4 (3.54%) MediaWiki
6 3 (2.65%) lighttpd
7 1 (0.88%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.88%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (15.93%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) MS Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (9.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (6.19%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.88%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 61 (53.98%) VPN
2 51 (45.13%) Firewall
3 48 (42.48%) BGP
4 44 (38.94%) IPsec
5 43 (38.05%) DNS
6 41 (36.28%) TCP/IP
7 40 (35.40%) IPv4
8 38 (33.63%) OSPF
9 36 (31.86%) DHCP
10 32 (28.32%) MPLS
11 27 (23.89%) WAN
12 25 (22.12%) Network Security
13 24 (21.24%) HTTP
13 24 (21.24%) LAN
14 21 (18.58%) Software-Defined Networking
15 18 (15.93%) SSL
16 15 (13.27%) Cisco ASA
17 13 (11.50%) SNMP
18 11 (9.73%) Multicast
18 11 (9.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (13.27%) SQL Server
3 8 (7.08%) MySQL
4 5 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.65%) Oracle Exadata
6 2 (1.77%) MariaDB
6 2 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (4.42%) Git (software)
1 5 (4.42%) Jenkins
1 5 (4.42%) JIRA
1 5 (4.42%) Subversion
2 4 (3.54%) Hudson
2 4 (3.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) GitLab
3 1 (0.88%) RSpec
General
1 28 (24.78%) Marketing
2 21 (18.58%) Telecoms
3 17 (15.04%) Finance
4 8 (7.08%) Electronics
4 8 (7.08%) Manufacturing
5 4 (3.54%) Military
6 3 (2.65%) Local Government
7 2 (1.77%) Legal
8 1 (0.88%) Advertising
8 1 (0.88%) Cantonese Language
8 1 (0.88%) Games
8 1 (0.88%) Mandarin Language
8 1 (0.88%) Publishing
8 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 32 (28.32%) Network Engineer
2 20 (17.70%) Support Engineer
3 9 (7.96%) Administrator
3 9 (7.96%) Network Support
4 8 (7.08%) Consultant
4 8 (7.08%) Network Support Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Applications Support
5 7 (6.19%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (6.19%) Designer
5 7 (6.19%) Linux Support
6 6 (5.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 6 (5.31%) IP Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) IP Network Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (4.42%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 5 (4.42%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.54%) Mobile Designer
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Mobile Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (21.24%) CSS
2 14 (12.39%) LAPP Stack
2 14 (12.39%) XML
3 12 (10.62%) 802.1X
4 11 (9.73%) .NET
5 9 (7.96%) ActiveMQ
6 6 (5.31%) LEMP Stack
7 5 (4.42%) LAMP
8 3 (2.65%) Django
8 3 (2.65%) HTML
8 3 (2.65%) Laravel
8 3 (2.65%) Regular Expression
8 3 (2.65%) RSS
9 2 (1.77%) Middleware
9 2 (1.77%) Web Services
10 1 (0.88%) MCollective
10 1 (0.88%) OpenGL
10 1 (0.88%) PostGIS
10 1 (0.88%) REST
10 1 (0.88%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 21 (18.58%) Public Cloud
2 17 (15.04%) Data Centre
3 14 (12.39%) Computer Science
4 12 (10.62%) Smart Meter
5 9 (7.96%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (7.08%) PKI
7 5 (4.42%) Clustering
7 5 (4.42%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (3.54%) Wiki
9 3 (2.65%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (1.77%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.77%) iSeries
10 2 (1.77%) Replication
11 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.88%) Digital TV
11 1 (0.88%) Handset
11 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.88%) STB
11 1 (0.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 55 (48.67%) Linux
2 35 (30.97%) Windows
3 33 (29.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (16.81%) Windows Server
5 16 (14.16%) Ubuntu
6 10 (8.85%) Unix
7 8 (7.08%) Debian
8 5 (4.42%) CentOS
9 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (2.65%) SUSE
11 1 (0.88%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.88%) HPUX
11 1 (0.88%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.88%) Solaris
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (27.43%) Load Balancing
2 21 (18.58%) Workflow
3 16 (14.16%) Mentoring
4 15 (13.27%) Network Design
4 15 (13.27%) Presales
4 15 (13.27%) Process Improvement
5 14 (12.39%) DevOps
6 13 (11.50%) High Availability
6 13 (11.50%) ITIL
7 11 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (8.85%) Programme Management
8 10 (8.85%) Software Testing
9 9 (7.96%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (7.96%) Waterfall
10 8 (7.08%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (7.08%) Digital Marketing
10 8 (7.08%) Migration
11 7 (6.19%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (6.19%) Time Management
12 6 (5.31%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (16.81%) SQL
2 17 (15.04%) PowerShell
3 15 (13.27%) Bash Shell
4 14 (12.39%) Perl
5 12 (10.62%) C
5 12 (10.62%) C++
5 12 (10.62%) Java
6 11 (9.73%) C#
6 11 (9.73%) VB
6 11 (9.73%) VBScript
7 8 (7.08%) Python
8 6 (5.31%) T-SQL
9 5 (4.42%) PHP
10 3 (2.65%) JavaScript
10 3 (2.65%) Ruby
11 2 (1.77%) Korn
11 2 (1.77%) Lisp
11 2 (1.77%) Tcl
12 1 (0.88%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 25 (22.12%) Degree
2 23 (20.35%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (15.04%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (12.39%) MCSE
5 13 (11.50%) MCSA
5 13 (11.50%) MCSD
6 11 (9.73%) CCNA
7 9 (7.96%) CCNP
7 9 (7.96%) SC Cleared
7 9 (7.96%) Security Cleared
8 5 (4.42%) CCIE
8 5 (4.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (3.54%) CCSE
9 4 (3.54%) CISSP
9 4 (3.54%) MBA
10 3 (2.65%) CCSA
10 3 (2.65%) MCITP
10 3 (2.65%) MCTS
11 2 (1.77%) GIAC
11 2 (1.77%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.19%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.88%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (23.01%) Hyper-V
2 15 (13.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.62%) VMware ESX
4 10 (8.85%) vSphere
5 6 (5.31%) iptables
6 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.54%) Postfix
6 4 (3.54%) Samba
6 4 (3.54%) XenServer
7 3 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.77%) Snort
9 1 (0.88%) Btrfs
9 1 (0.88%) Docker
9 1 (0.88%) Firmware
9 1 (0.88%) KVM
9 1 (0.88%) Squid
9 1 (0.88%) Varnish
9 1 (0.88%) vCloud
9 1 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (13.27%) Puppet
1 15 (13.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 6 (5.31%) Nagios
2 6 (5.31%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (3.54%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (3.54%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.65%) Cacti
5 3 (2.65%) Munin
5 3 (2.65%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.77%) Cisco Prime
6 2 (1.77%) EnCase
6 2 (1.77%) Nessus
7 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.88%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.88%) rkt
7 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.88%) Veritas Storage Foundation
7 1 (0.88%) yum
Vendors
1 44 (38.94%) Cisco
2 31 (27.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.43%) VMware
3 26 (23.01%) Red Hat
4 21 (18.58%) CheckPoint
5 14 (12.39%) F5
6 13 (11.50%) Oracle
7 12 (10.62%) HP
8 10 (8.85%) Juniper
9 8 (7.08%) SAP
10 7 (6.19%) Citrix
11 4 (3.54%) Palo Alto
12 3 (2.65%) Aruba
12 3 (2.65%) Avaya
12 3 (2.65%) IBM
12 3 (2.65%) Infoblox
12 3 (2.65%) NetApp
13 2 (1.77%) Forcepoint
13 2 (1.77%) Huawei
13 2 (1.77%) Nokia
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