Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for IPv4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPv4 over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
UK > England
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 818 787 775
Rank change year-on-year -31 -12 +9
Contract jobs citing IPv4 44 68 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.046% 0.070% 0.087%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.34% 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 44 52
England median daily rate £340 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £259 £302 £229
90th Percentile £538 £496 £449
UK median daily rate £350 £400 £365
% change year-on-year -12.50% +9.59% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
England median hourly rate £47.50 £28.63 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.94% -21.58% -67.41%
10th Percentile £46.25 £14.38 £35.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.63 £111.26
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £28.63 £36.50
% change year-on-year +65.94% -21.58% -67.41%

IPv4 is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13087 15019 14657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.80% 15.40% 14.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8031 9134 8599
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
10th Percentile £188 £221 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 763 950
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.43 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.33 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IPv4 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in England

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPv4 in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPv4 in England

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPv4 in England over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPv4 in England

IPv4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv4 in England

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the England region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -6 20 £506 +35.00% 2
South East +6 14 £325 -27.78%
East of England -2 6 £325 -9.09%
South West -1 3 - - 3
North of England +51 1 - - 5
Yorkshire +25 1 - -
IPv4
UK

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, 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 England region with a requirement for IPv4.

1 23 (52.27%) IPv6
2 20 (45.45%) Firewall
3 14 (31.82%) Cisco
3 14 (31.82%) ITIL
4 13 (29.55%) WAN
5 12 (27.27%) Windows
5 12 (27.27%) Finance
6 11 (25.00%) VPN
6 11 (25.00%) DNS
7 10 (22.73%) DHCP
7 10 (22.73%) Network Security
8 9 (20.45%) Degree
8 9 (20.45%) QA
8 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (20.45%) LAN
8 9 (20.45%) Wireless
9 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 8 (18.18%) BGP
9 8 (18.18%) Linux
9 8 (18.18%) CheckPoint
9 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
9 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
9 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (15.91%) Multicast
10 7 (15.91%) 802.1X
10 7 (15.91%) High Availability
10 7 (15.91%) Broadband
10 7 (15.91%) EIGRP
10 7 (15.91%) Banking
11 6 (13.64%) VLAN

IPv4
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (4.55%) IIS
2 1 (2.27%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.82%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.55%) Office 365
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.27%) IaaS
2 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (52.27%) IPv6
2 20 (45.45%) Firewall
3 13 (29.55%) WAN
4 11 (25.00%) DNS
4 11 (25.00%) VPN
5 10 (22.73%) DHCP
5 10 (22.73%) Network Security
6 9 (20.45%) LAN
6 9 (20.45%) Wireless
7 8 (18.18%) BGP
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
7 8 (18.18%) TCP/IP
8 7 (15.91%) Broadband
8 7 (15.91%) EIGRP
8 7 (15.91%) Multicast
9 6 (13.64%) 802.11
9 6 (13.64%) VLAN
10 5 (11.36%) ADSL
10 5 (11.36%) Bluetooth
10 5 (11.36%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (11.36%) JUnit
1 5 (11.36%) Selenium
2 4 (9.09%) Bugzilla
2 4 (9.09%) JIRA
2 4 (9.09%) Redmine
2 4 (9.09%) Trac
General
1 12 (27.27%) Finance
2 7 (15.91%) Banking
3 6 (13.64%) Telecoms
4 5 (11.36%) Marketing
5 3 (6.82%) Dutch Language
5 3 (6.82%) German Language
5 3 (6.82%) Polish Language
6 1 (2.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 7 (15.91%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Software Tester
3 5 (11.36%) Tester
4 4 (9.09%) Consultant
4 4 (9.09%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX Consultant
5 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.82%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.55%) Analyst
6 2 (4.55%) Architect
6 2 (4.55%) IP Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Workstream Lead
7 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.27%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.27%) Lead Designer
7 1 (2.27%) Network Designer
7 1 (2.27%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.91%) 802.1X
2 5 (11.36%) .NET
3 2 (4.55%) LAMP
3 2 (4.55%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) STB
3 3 (6.82%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.27%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (27.27%) Windows
2 8 (18.18%) Linux
3 5 (11.36%) Windows Server
4 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.82%) HPUX
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.27%) VMS
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) ITIL
2 7 (15.91%) High Availability
3 6 (13.64%) Change Control
3 6 (13.64%) Network Design
4 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (11.36%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Network Packet Analysis
4 5 (11.36%) Release Management
4 5 (11.36%) Software Testing
4 5 (11.36%) Test Automation
4 5 (11.36%) Time Management
4 5 (11.36%) Validation
5 4 (9.09%) Defect Management
5 4 (9.09%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (9.09%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 4 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 4 (9.09%) Test Management
6 3 (6.82%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
2 5 (11.36%) Bash Shell
2 5 (11.36%) JavaScript
2 5 (11.36%) Perl
2 5 (11.36%) PHP
2 5 (11.36%) Ruby
2 5 (11.36%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.55%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (20.45%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (20.45%) Degree
2 6 (13.64%) CCIE
2 6 (13.64%) CCNP
3 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
4 4 (9.09%) ISEB
4 4 (9.09%) ISTQB
4 4 (9.09%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (9.09%) PMI Certification
4 4 (9.09%) PMP
4 4 (9.09%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.82%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (6.82%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (6.82%) CCMSE
5 3 (6.82%) CCSE
5 3 (6.82%) CCSP
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (6.82%) SC Cleared
6 2 (4.55%) CCNA
6 2 (4.55%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.45%) QA
2 4 (9.09%) COBIT
3 1 (2.27%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (2.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (13.64%) Active Directory
2 5 (11.36%) Firmware
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.27%) vSphere
5 1 (2.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) Cacti
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.55%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.27%) EnCase
3 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Nagios
3 1 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.27%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) SCOM
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (31.82%) Cisco
2 8 (18.18%) CheckPoint
3 6 (13.64%) Palo Alto
4 5 (11.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (9.09%) Juniper
5 4 (9.09%) VMware
6 3 (6.82%) F5
6 3 (6.82%) HP
7 2 (4.55%) Citrix
7 2 (4.55%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.55%) Oracle
7 2 (4.55%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.27%) Apple
8 1 (2.27%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.27%) IBM
8 1 (2.27%) Mitel
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.27%) Sophos
8 1 (2.27%) Symantec