The first table below looks at the demand for IPv6 skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPv6 over the 3 months to 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
Rank 113 104 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing IPv6 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.085% 0.16% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.59% 1.04% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 0
Average daily rate
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- £413 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £425
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £119.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
+431.11% -
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
337 288 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 15.45% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 126 128
Average daily rate £313 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.79% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £144 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 43 31
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £46.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.44% -2.00%
IPv6
England

IPv6
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPv6 Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IPv6
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPv6 across the West Midlands region.

IPv6 Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IPv6 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 IPv6.

1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) IPv4
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) COM+
2 3 (60.00%) DCOM
2 3 (60.00%) SOAP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) LDAP
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
2 3 (60.00%) Java
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) .NET
2 3 (60.00%) J2EE
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) DB2
2 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (60.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) EAI
2 3 (60.00%) SOA
2 3 (60.00%) DDNS
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003

IPv6
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region citing IPv6 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 IPv6. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) IPv4
1 4 (80.00%) Internet
2 3 (60.00%) LDAP
2 3 (60.00%) DDNS
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Wireless
3 1 (20.00%) IPsec
3 1 (20.00%) 2G
3 1 (20.00%) MIMO
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) 4G
3 1 (20.00%) ATM
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) 3G
3 1 (20.00%) MPLS
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) DB2
1 3 (60.00%) Data Warehouse
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (20.00%) Electronics
1 1 (20.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) .NET
1 3 (60.00%) J2EE
1 3 (60.00%) COM+
1 3 (60.00%) DCOM
1 3 (60.00%) SOAP
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Telematics
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) EAI
1 3 (60.00%) SOA
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Use Case
2 1 (20.00%) DMAIC
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
2 1 (20.00%) Data Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Six Sigma
2 1 (20.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (20.00%) JNCIS
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Business Objects
2 3 (60.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper