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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 612 616 599
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -17
Contract jobs citing IPv6 41 47 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.077% 0.081% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.59% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 30 19
Median daily rate £381 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% +6.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £600 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £388 £366
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.50 £120.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.29% -63.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £120.00
% change year-on-year
-2.92% -63.51%

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
8274 7955 8575
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.72% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 5051 4583 4747
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £231 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £513 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £344
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 543 484
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 29 September 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 19 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 29 September 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 +4 39 £381 -1.80% 4
South East +17 18 £450 +16.12% 2
London -5 14 £375 -
Hampshire -1 8 £430 +10.96%
Oxfordshire -4 7 £450 +20.00%
Abingdon - 6 £450 -
Winchester -4 4 £430 +10.96%
West Midlands -28 4 - -
Solihull - 4 - -
Berkshire -1 3 - - 1
Reading +21 2 - -
North West +10 2 £293 -26.87%
City of London +10 1 £382 -
Manchester -1 1 - -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Merseyside - 1 £293 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 - - 1

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 49 (50.00%) Firewall
2 48 (48.98%) Linux
3 44 (44.90%) DNS
4 37 (37.76%) VPN
5 36 (36.73%) IPv4
6 35 (35.71%) DHCP
7 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
8 29 (29.59%) Cisco
9 27 (27.55%) BGP
10 26 (26.53%) IPsec
10 26 (26.53%) VMware
11 25 (25.51%) Network Security
12 24 (24.49%) Load Balancing
13 23 (23.47%) OSPF
13 23 (23.47%) Windows
14 22 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 21 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
16 20 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
17 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
17 19 (19.39%) SQL
17 19 (19.39%) CheckPoint
18 18 (18.37%) Red Hat
18 18 (18.37%) MPLS
19 17 (17.35%) Puppet
20 16 (16.33%) CSS
20 16 (16.33%) HTTP
20 16 (16.33%) WAN
20 16 (16.33%) Network Design
21 15 (15.31%) SSL
21 15 (15.31%) SQL Server

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 (9.18%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.14%) Apache
2 7 (7.14%) nginx
3 4 (4.08%) Confluence
3 4 (4.08%) JBoss
3 4 (4.08%) MediaWiki
4 3 (3.06%) lighttpd
5 1 (1.02%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.02%) WildFly
Applications
1 10 (10.20%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.02%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (5.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 49 (50.00%) Firewall
2 44 (44.90%) DNS
3 37 (37.76%) VPN
4 36 (36.73%) IPv4
5 35 (35.71%) DHCP
6 30 (30.61%) TCP/IP
7 27 (27.55%) BGP
8 26 (26.53%) IPsec
9 25 (25.51%) Network Security
10 23 (23.47%) OSPF
11 18 (18.37%) MPLS
12 16 (16.33%) HTTP
12 16 (16.33%) WAN
13 15 (15.31%) SSL
14 14 (14.29%) LAN
15 13 (13.27%) Software-Defined Networking
16 12 (12.24%) SNMP
17 10 (10.20%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (10.20%) Ethernet
17 10 (10.20%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
2 15 (15.31%) SQL Server
3 10 (10.20%) MySQL
4 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.04%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.02%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.16%) Git (software)
1 8 (8.16%) Subversion
2 4 (4.08%) Hudson
2 4 (4.08%) Jenkins
2 4 (4.08%) JIRA
3 1 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 13 (13.27%) Marketing
2 12 (12.24%) Telecoms
3 8 (8.16%) Finance
4 4 (4.08%) Advertising
4 4 (4.08%) Legal
5 3 (3.06%) Local Government
6 1 (1.02%) Cantonese Language
6 1 (1.02%) Games
6 1 (1.02%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (1.02%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (26.53%) Network Engineer
2 14 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 9 (9.18%) Administrator
3 9 (9.18%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (8.16%) Architect
5 7 (7.14%) Applications Support
5 7 (7.14%) Consultant
5 7 (7.14%) Linux Support
5 7 (7.14%) Network Support
5 7 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Azure Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Designer
7 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (5.10%) Linux Systems Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Network Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Network Security Administrator
7 5 (5.10%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.33%) CSS
2 14 (14.29%) LAPP Stack
3 9 (9.18%) 802.1X
3 9 (9.18%) ActiveMQ
4 7 (7.14%) PostGIS
4 7 (7.14%) XML
5 5 (5.10%) LAMP
5 5 (5.10%) LEMP Stack
6 4 (4.08%) .NET
7 3 (3.06%) Django
7 3 (3.06%) HTML
7 3 (3.06%) Laravel
7 3 (3.06%) OpenEmbedded
7 3 (3.06%) OpenGL
7 3 (3.06%) Regular Expression
7 3 (3.06%) WebKit
7 3 (3.06%) Yocto
8 2 (2.04%) Middleware
9 1 (1.02%) Spring
9 1 (1.02%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.27%) Public Cloud
2 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
3 9 (9.18%) Smart Meter
4 8 (8.16%) Computer Science
5 7 (7.14%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (6.12%) PKI
7 5 (5.10%) Clustering
8 4 (4.08%) Management Information System
8 4 (4.08%) Replication
8 4 (4.08%) Wiki
9 3 (3.06%) Digital TV
9 3 (3.06%) STB
9 3 (3.06%) VCE vBlock
10 2 (2.04%) iSeries
11 1 (1.02%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (1.02%) Blackberry
11 1 (1.02%) Handset
11 1 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 48 (48.98%) Linux
2 23 (23.47%) Windows
3 22 (22.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (11.22%) Windows Server
5 9 (9.18%) Ubuntu
6 8 (8.16%) Debian
7 6 (6.12%) Unix
8 5 (5.10%) CentOS
9 4 (4.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (3.06%) Embedded Linux
10 3 (3.06%) SUSE
11 1 (1.02%) HPUX
11 1 (1.02%) Solaris
11 1 (1.02%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (24.49%) Load Balancing
2 16 (16.33%) Network Design
3 13 (13.27%) DevOps
4 12 (12.24%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (11.22%) Workflow
6 10 (10.20%) Capacity Planning
7 9 (9.18%) High Availability
7 9 (9.18%) Mentoring
7 9 (9.18%) Presales
7 9 (9.18%) Process Improvement
8 8 (8.16%) Change Management
9 7 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.14%) Time Management
10 6 (6.12%) ITIL
10 6 (6.12%) Waterfall
11 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (5.10%) Information Security
11 5 (5.10%) Migration
11 5 (5.10%) Penetration Testing
11 5 (5.10%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.39%) SQL
2 15 (15.31%) Bash Shell
3 14 (14.29%) Perl
4 12 (12.24%) Java
5 10 (10.20%) C
5 10 (10.20%) C++
5 10 (10.20%) PowerShell
6 9 (9.18%) Python
7 6 (6.12%) T-SQL
8 5 (5.10%) PHP
8 5 (5.10%) Ruby
9 4 (4.08%) C#
9 4 (4.08%) VB
9 4 (4.08%) VBScript
10 3 (3.06%) Embedded C++
10 3 (3.06%) Go
10 3 (3.06%) JavaScript
10 3 (3.06%) Rust
10 3 (3.06%) Scala
11 2 (2.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 20 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
2 14 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 13 (13.27%) Degree
3 13 (13.27%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.22%) CCNA
4 11 (11.22%) CCNP
5 9 (9.18%) MCSE
5 9 (9.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.16%) MCSA
6 8 (8.16%) MCSD
7 7 (7.14%) CISSP
8 5 (5.10%) CCSA
8 5 (5.10%) CCSE
8 5 (5.10%) GIAC
9 4 (4.08%) MBA
10 3 (3.06%) CCIE
10 3 (3.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (2.04%) JNCIA
11 2 (2.04%) RHCT
12 1 (1.02%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.06%) QA
System Software
1 15 (15.31%) Hyper-V
2 14 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.16%) VMware ESX
4 7 (7.14%) vSphere
5 5 (5.10%) iptables
6 4 (4.08%) Postfix
6 4 (4.08%) Samba
6 4 (4.08%) XenServer
7 3 (3.06%) Active Directory
8 1 (1.02%) Firmware
8 1 (1.02%) Snort
8 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (17.35%) Puppet
2 9 (9.18%) Nagios
2 9 (9.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.10%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (4.08%) EnCase
4 4 (4.08%) ZABBIX
5 3 (3.06%) Cacti
5 3 (3.06%) Munin
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.02%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.02%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.02%) Nessus
6 1 (1.02%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.02%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.02%) SELinux
6 1 (1.02%) TrustSec
6 1 (1.02%) Veritas Storage Foundation
6 1 (1.02%) yum
Vendors
1 29 (29.59%) Cisco
2 26 (26.53%) VMware
3 19 (19.39%) CheckPoint
3 19 (19.39%) Microsoft
4 18 (18.37%) Red Hat
5 12 (12.24%) F5
6 11 (11.22%) Juniper
7 9 (9.18%) HP
8 7 (7.14%) Citrix
8 7 (7.14%) Oracle
9 6 (6.12%) Infoblox
10 5 (5.10%) Blue Coat
10 5 (5.10%) EMC
10 5 (5.10%) SolarWinds
11 4 (4.08%) BT
11 4 (4.08%) Nokia
11 4 (4.08%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.06%) Aruba
12 3 (3.06%) CA
12 3 (3.06%) Huawei