The table below looks at the statistics for IPX skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPX over the 3 months to 6 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internetwork Packet Exchange (IPX)
Rank 606 593 551
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -42
Contract jobs citing IPX 6 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.011% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.073% 0.014% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
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£275 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £16.00

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
8264 7121 7118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.80% 13.24% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4500 3797 3537
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.63% +0.64%
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 £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 460 383 556
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

IPX
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPX within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IPX
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPX within the UK.

IPX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IPX
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPX within the UK over the 3 months to 6 May 2015.

IPX Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IPX
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPX within the UK.

IPX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IPX
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPX within the UK over the 3 months to 6 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -12 6 £275 -21.42% 2
London -5 4 £250 -28.57%
Surrey - 2 £425 -
South East - 2 £425 - 2

IPX
Top 25 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPX 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 IPX.

1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) X.25
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (66.67%) ATM
2 4 (66.67%) IPX/SPX
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) SNA
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 4 (66.67%) Spanish Language
2 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) IPv6
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCSP
3 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) F5
3 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (33.33%) Degree

IPX
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPX 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 IPX. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) ATM
1 4 (66.67%) IPX/SPX
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) SNA
1 4 (66.67%) X.25
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
1 4 (66.67%) Frame Relay
2 2 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) IPv6
2 2 (33.33%) LAN
2 2 (33.33%) WAN
2 2 (33.33%) DHCP
General
1 4 (66.67%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Wireless Engineer
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) CCNP
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (66.67%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) CCIE
3 2 (33.33%) CCSP
3 2 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (33.33%) F5