The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for IPv4 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPv4 over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 130 159 144
Rank change year-on-year +29 -15  
Contract jobs citing IPv4 1 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.038% 0.051% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.26% 0.35% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £350 £600 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.66% +47.23%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £310 £285
% change year-on-year +20.96% +8.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 - £36.00

IPv4 is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 383 577 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.73% 14.83% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 337 232
Median daily rate £385 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing IPv4 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in the North West

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPv4 in the North West

IPv4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv4 in the North West

IPv4
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 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
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
IPv4
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 North West region with a requirement for IPv4.

1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) IPv6
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Motorola
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) OSPF
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) BGP
2 1 (50.00%) VRRP
2 1 (50.00%) Project Management
2 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (50.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN

IPv4
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) BGP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Firewall
1 1 (50.00%) HSRP
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) IPv6
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) OSPF
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
1 1 (50.00%) SSL
1 1 (50.00%) VLAN
1 1 (50.00%) VRRP
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior IT Technician
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Fat Client
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Customer-Centric Approach
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) Patch Management
1 1 (50.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Building
1 1 (50.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Desktop
1 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (50.00%) Brocade
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) Ericsson
2 1 (50.00%) Foundry
2 1 (50.00%) Huawei
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Motorola
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) ZyXEL