The table below looks at the statistics for IPv4 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
Rank 134 - 115
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IPv4 12 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.40% - 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.95% - 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 0
Median daily rate £488 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £300 £333
% change year-on-year
+29.16% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.25 £112.00
% change year-on-year
+24.13% -67.63%
IPv4
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
407 334 314
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.54% 14.35% 13.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 187 142
Median daily rate £358 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £235 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 34 35
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.80 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £29.21 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

IPv4
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing IPv4 as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IPv4 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IPv4
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPv4 across the West Midlands region.

IPv4 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPv4
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPv4 across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2016.

IPv4 Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

IPv4
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 across the West Midlands region.

IPv4 Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
Solihull - 5 - -
Birmingham - 4 £475 - 3
Shropshire - 3 £488 - 2
IPv4
England

IPv4
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IPv4.

1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
2 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
3 6 (40.00%) SNMP
3 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 5 (33.33%) CppUnit
4 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 5 (33.33%) OpenSSH
4 5 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 5 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (33.33%) Regular Expression
4 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
4 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
4 5 (33.33%) iptables
4 5 (33.33%) Scrum
4 5 (33.33%) Firewall
4 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
4 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
4 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
4 5 (33.33%) LAN
4 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 5 (33.33%) C
4 5 (33.33%) C++
5 4 (26.67%) Juniper

IPv4
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (13.33%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) Ethernet
2 6 (40.00%) SNMP
3 5 (33.33%) Firewall
3 5 (33.33%) LAN
3 5 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (26.67%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) SSL
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
7 1 (6.67%) FTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTP
7 1 (6.67%) HTTPS
7 1 (6.67%) ICMP
7 1 (6.67%) IKE
7 1 (6.67%) Internet
7 1 (6.67%) SSH
7 1 (6.67%) Telnet
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (33.33%) ClearCase
1 5 (33.33%) CppUnit
1 5 (33.33%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 1 (6.67%) Electronics
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Architect
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) C++ Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded C++ Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) Boost C++ Libraries
1 5 (33.33%) Regular Expression
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
1 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Unix
5 4 (26.67%) Windows 8
6 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (13.33%) Ubuntu
7 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
7 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
7 2 (13.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
1 5 (33.33%) Scrum
1 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Load Balancing
2 2 (13.33%) Software Licensing
2 2 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Virtualisation
3 1 (6.67%) Line Management
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) C
1 5 (33.33%) C++
1 5 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (26.67%) CCNP
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (26.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (13.33%) CLAS
3 2 (13.33%) MCSA
3 2 (13.33%) MCSE
3 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
1 5 (33.33%) iptables
1 5 (33.33%) OpenSSH
2 3 (20.00%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (13.33%) vSphere
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (26.67%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) VMware
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