The table below looks at the statistics for IPX/SPX 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/SPX over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internetwork Packet Exchange/Sequenced Packet Exchange (IPX/SPX)
Rank - 644 -
Contract jobs citing IPX/SPX 0 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.005% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.035% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate - £250 -
UK excluding London average daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Average daily rate £388 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

IPX/SPX
Jobs Demand Trend

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

IPX/SPX Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IPX/SPX
Daily Rate Trend

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

IPX/SPX Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IPX/SPX
Hourly Rate Trend

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

IPX/SPX Hourly Rate Trend in the UK