Period
to 18 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 18 January 2022 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)
England > London
6 months to
18 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 534 378 485
Rank change year-on-year -156 +107 +124
Contract jobs citing IPv4 37 20 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.099% 0.12% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.01% 1.14% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 12 33
10th Percentile £381 £251 £325
25th Percentile £413 £272 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £360 £450
Median % change year-on-year +52.78% -20.00% +8.76%
75th Percentile £575 £430 £510
90th Percentile £597 £463 £538
England median daily rate £475 £368 £425
% change year-on-year +29.25% -13.53% +6.25%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,679 1,756 3,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.84% 10.18% 11.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,553 1,191 2,363
10th Percentile £300 £250 £183
25th Percentile £425 £375 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £545 £475 £435
Median % change year-on-year +14.74% +9.20% -3.33%
75th Percentile £650 £575 £550
90th Percentile £743 £650 £650
England median daily rate £495 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +16.41% +3.66% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 15 99
10th Percentile £12.27 £21.55 £14.22
25th Percentile £15.00 £22.75 £16.79
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £21.25
Median % change year-on-year -4.00% +17.65% -5.56%
75th Percentile £40.75 £49.00 £46.70
90th Percentile £63.30 £61.45 £50.25
England median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.50
% change year-on-year -31.20% +45.35% +19.44%

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IPv4 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in London

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IPv4 in London.

Daily rate trend for IPv4 in London

IPv4
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPv4 in London over the 6 months to 18 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IPv4 in London

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the London region over the 6 months to 18 January 2022. 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
Central London -53 7 £513 +17.14% 2
IPv4
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing IPv4 also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for IPv4.

1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 16 (43.24%) Social Skills
3 15 (40.54%) BGP
4 14 (37.84%) VRRP
4 14 (37.84%) VPLS
4 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
4 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (37.84%) Nokia
4 14 (37.84%) MPLS
4 14 (37.84%) JSON
4 14 (37.84%) Ethernet VPN
5 13 (35.14%) Cisco IOS
5 13 (35.14%) F5
5 13 (35.14%) HSRP
5 13 (35.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 13 (35.14%) DevOps
5 13 (35.14%) Test Planning
5 13 (35.14%) Jinja
5 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
5 13 (35.14%) SNMP
5 13 (35.14%) DNS
5 13 (35.14%) XML
5 13 (35.14%) Linux
5 13 (35.14%) RSVP
6 12 (32.43%) VMware
6 12 (32.43%) IOS XR
6 12 (32.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 11 (29.73%) Windows
7 11 (29.73%) CCIE

IPv4
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.11%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.70%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.62%) Azure
2 6 (16.22%) SaaS
3 5 (13.51%) AWS
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (8.11%) Amazon S3
4 3 (8.11%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (8.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (8.11%) IaaS
4 3 (8.11%) PaaS
5 1 (2.70%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 26 (70.27%) Firewall
2 15 (40.54%) BGP
3 14 (37.84%) Ethernet VPN
3 14 (37.84%) MPLS
3 14 (37.84%) VPLS
3 14 (37.84%) VRRP
4 13 (35.14%) Cisco IOS
4 13 (35.14%) DNS
4 13 (35.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 13 (35.14%) HSRP
4 13 (35.14%) RSVP
4 13 (35.14%) SNMP
5 12 (32.43%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 12 (32.43%) IOS XR
6 10 (27.03%) DHCP
6 10 (27.03%) Network Security
7 9 (24.32%) IPv6
8 8 (21.62%) VPN
9 6 (16.22%) SSL
10 5 (13.51%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.11%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (8.11%) MySQL
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) JIRA
2 1 (2.70%) Arsenale Dataplane
2 1 (2.70%) GDB
2 1 (2.70%) GitLab
2 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (2.70%) Subversion
2 1 (2.70%) TestRail
2 1 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (43.24%) Social Skills
2 9 (24.32%) Finance
3 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Legal
4 1 (2.70%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (32.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Cisco Design Engineer
2 11 (29.73%) Design Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Cisco Security Engineer
3 6 (16.22%) Security Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) IP Design Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) IP Engineer
4 5 (13.51%) Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Design Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (10.81%) Wintel Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Architect
6 3 (8.11%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Security Specialist
6 3 (8.11%) Support Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.11%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (37.84%) JSON
2 13 (35.14%) Jinja
2 13 (35.14%) XML
3 3 (8.11%) LAMP
3 3 (8.11%) LDAP
3 3 (8.11%) Middleware
3 3 (8.11%) OAuth
3 3 (8.11%) OAuth2
4 1 (2.70%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (35.14%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.70%) Clustering
3 1 (2.70%) Device Driver
3 1 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (2.70%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 13 (35.14%) Linux
2 11 (29.73%) Windows
3 10 (27.03%) Windows Server
4 6 (16.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.51%) Windows 10
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2016
7 3 (8.11%) AIX
7 3 (8.11%) CentOS
7 3 (8.11%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (2.70%) OpenWrt
8 1 (2.70%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (35.14%) DevOps
1 13 (35.14%) Test Planning
2 9 (24.32%) Load Balancing
3 6 (16.22%) Migration
4 5 (13.51%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (13.51%) Network Design
5 4 (10.81%) Cryptography
5 4 (10.81%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (10.81%) Patch Management
5 4 (10.81%) Scrum
6 3 (8.11%) Application Virtualisation
6 3 (8.11%) Architecture Roadmap
6 3 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
6 3 (8.11%) ITSM
6 3 (8.11%) Network Load Balancing
6 3 (8.11%) Personalization
6 3 (8.11%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (8.11%) Service Management
6 3 (8.11%) Software Deployment
6 3 (8.11%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 4 (10.81%) Bash
1 4 (10.81%) Python
2 3 (8.11%) Java
2 3 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.41%) C
3 2 (5.41%) Perl
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) Go
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) Ruby
4 1 (2.70%) Rust
4 1 (2.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 14 (37.84%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (29.73%) CCIE
3 6 (16.22%) CCIE Security
4 5 (13.51%) CCIE Service Provider
5 3 (8.11%) CCA
5 3 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (8.11%) Degree
5 3 (8.11%) MCITP
5 3 (8.11%) MCP
5 3 (8.11%) MCSA
5 3 (8.11%) MCSE
5 3 (8.11%) MCTS
5 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (8.11%) RHCE
5 3 (8.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (5.41%) CCNA
6 2 (5.41%) CCNP
7 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) JTAG
System Software
1 10 (27.03%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 4 (10.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (10.81%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (10.81%) Virtual Servers
3 4 (10.81%) XenApp
3 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.11%) NFS
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
5 2 (5.41%) KVM
6 1 (2.70%) Docker
6 1 (2.70%) iptables
6 1 (2.70%) LXC
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.70%) Xen
Systems Management
1 7 (18.92%) SCCM
2 6 (16.22%) FortiGate
3 4 (10.81%) NetBackup
3 4 (10.81%) Puppet
4 3 (8.11%) Ansible
4 3 (8.11%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (8.11%) SCOM
4 3 (8.11%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.70%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.70%) Proxmox
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Cisco
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 14 (37.84%) Nokia
3 13 (35.14%) F5
4 12 (32.43%) VMware
5 6 (16.22%) Fortinet
5 6 (16.22%) Red Hat
6 4 (10.81%) Citrix
6 4 (10.81%) HP
6 4 (10.81%) Ivanti
6 4 (10.81%) Shavlik
7 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 3 (8.11%) Forcepoint
7 3 (8.11%) McAfee
7 3 (8.11%) Symantec
8 2 (5.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 2 (5.41%) Meraki
9 1 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 1 (2.70%) Infoblox
9 1 (2.70%) SolarWinds