Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 23 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 838 819 801
Rank change year-on-year -19 -18 +40
Contract jobs citing IPv4 49 72 94
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.048% 0.068% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.44% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 55
UK median daily rate £358 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.63% +9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £261 £302 £225
90th Percentile £538 £495 £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £403 £328
% change year-on-year -19.30% +22.98% -4.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
UK 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 excluding London 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPv4 over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Top 9 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv4 within the UK over the 6 months to 23 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
England -8 45 £345 -13.75% 7
UK excluding London +10 26 £325 -19.30% 6
London -12 21 £488 +30.00% 1
South East +7 14 £325 -27.78%
East of England -20 6 £325 -9.09%
South West -4 3 - - 2
Scotland - 2 £425 -
North of England +55 1 - - 4
Yorkshire +20 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 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 with a requirement for IPv4.

1 24 (48.98%) IPv6
2 22 (44.90%) Firewall
3 16 (32.65%) Cisco
4 15 (30.61%) WAN
5 14 (28.57%) ITIL
5 14 (28.57%) Windows
6 13 (26.53%) VPN
7 12 (24.49%) Finance
8 11 (22.45%) Wireless
8 11 (22.45%) DNS
8 11 (22.45%) LAN
9 10 (20.41%) Linux
9 10 (20.41%) DHCP
9 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (20.41%) Network Security
10 9 (18.37%) QA
10 9 (18.37%) Degree
10 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (18.37%) BGP
11 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
11 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
11 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
11 8 (16.33%) VLAN
11 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
11 8 (16.33%) 802.1X
12 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
12 7 (14.29%) High Availability
12 7 (14.29%) Multicast
12 7 (14.29%) CCNP
12 7 (14.29%) Broadband

IPv4
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.08%) IIS
2 1 (2.04%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.04%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (6.12%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.08%) Office 365
2 1 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.04%) IaaS
2 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) IPv6
2 22 (44.90%) Firewall
3 15 (30.61%) WAN
4 13 (26.53%) VPN
5 11 (22.45%) DNS
5 11 (22.45%) LAN
5 11 (22.45%) Wireless
6 10 (20.41%) DHCP
6 10 (20.41%) Network Security
7 9 (18.37%) BGP
7 9 (18.37%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (16.33%) TCP/IP
8 8 (16.33%) VLAN
9 7 (14.29%) 802.11
9 7 (14.29%) Broadband
9 7 (14.29%) EIGRP
9 7 (14.29%) Multicast
10 6 (12.24%) MPLS
10 6 (12.24%) OSPF
11 5 (10.20%) UPnP
Development Applications
1 5 (10.20%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (10.20%) JIRA
1 5 (10.20%) JUnit
1 5 (10.20%) Selenium
2 4 (8.16%) Bugzilla
2 4 (8.16%) Redmine
2 4 (8.16%) Trac
3 1 (2.04%) TestRail
General
1 12 (24.49%) Finance
2 7 (14.29%) Banking
3 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
4 5 (10.20%) Marketing
5 3 (6.12%) Dutch Language
5 3 (6.12%) German Language
5 3 (6.12%) Polish Language
6 1 (2.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 7 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
3 5 (10.20%) Software Tester
3 5 (10.20%) Test Manager
3 5 (10.20%) Tester
4 4 (8.16%) Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Architect
5 3 (6.12%) HPUX Consultant
5 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.08%) Analyst
6 2 (4.08%) IP Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Workstream Lead
7 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Designer
7 1 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Network Security Manager
7 1 (2.04%) Voice Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.33%) 802.1X
2 5 (10.20%) .NET
3 2 (4.08%) LAMP
3 2 (4.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.33%) Analytical Skills
1 8 (16.33%) Management Information System
2 5 (10.20%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.16%) STB
4 3 (6.12%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Clustering
5 1 (2.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.04%) EPoS
5 1 (2.04%) iPad
5 1 (2.04%) iPhone
5 1 (2.04%) PKI
5 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (28.57%) Windows
2 10 (20.41%) Linux
3 5 (10.20%) Windows Server
4 4 (8.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.12%) HPUX
5 3 (6.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) CentOS
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.04%) Unix
7 1 (2.04%) VMS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (28.57%) ITIL
2 7 (14.29%) High Availability
3 6 (12.24%) Change Control
3 6 (12.24%) Network Design
4 5 (10.20%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (10.20%) Migration
4 5 (10.20%) Network Packet Analysis
4 5 (10.20%) Release Management
4 5 (10.20%) Software Testing
4 5 (10.20%) Test Automation
4 5 (10.20%) Time Management
4 5 (10.20%) Validation
5 4 (8.16%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (8.16%) Defect Management
5 4 (8.16%) Defect Tracking
5 4 (8.16%) Issue Tracking
5 4 (8.16%) Load Balancing
5 4 (8.16%) Non-Functional Testing
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2
5 4 (8.16%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 5 (10.20%) Bash Shell
2 5 (10.20%) JavaScript
2 5 (10.20%) Perl
2 5 (10.20%) PHP
2 5 (10.20%) Ruby
2 5 (10.20%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.08%) SQL
4 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (20.41%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (18.37%) Degree
3 7 (14.29%) CCNP
4 6 (12.24%) CCIE
4 6 (12.24%) Security Cleared
5 4 (8.16%) ISEB
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB
5 4 (8.16%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 4 (8.16%) PMI Certification
5 4 (8.16%) PMP
5 4 (8.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.12%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (6.12%) CCIE Service Provider
6 3 (6.12%) CCMSE
6 3 (6.12%) CCNA
6 3 (6.12%) CCSE
6 3 (6.12%) CCSP
6 3 (6.12%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (4.08%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.37%) QA
2 4 (8.16%) COBIT
3 1 (2.04%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (2.04%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 6 (12.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (10.20%) Firmware
3 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (4.08%) vSphere
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.04%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (6.12%) Cacti
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (4.08%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (2.04%) Ansible
3 1 (2.04%) EnCase
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (2.04%) Nagios
3 1 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.04%) OpenView
3 1 (2.04%) Puppet
3 1 (2.04%) SCCM
3 1 (2.04%) SCOM
3 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (32.65%) Cisco
2 8 (16.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 5 (10.20%) Juniper
4 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
4 5 (10.20%) VMware
5 4 (8.16%) HP
6 3 (6.12%) F5
7 2 (4.08%) Citrix
7 2 (4.08%) Infoblox
7 2 (4.08%) Oracle
7 2 (4.08%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.04%) Apple
8 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
8 1 (2.04%) Dell
8 1 (2.04%) IBM
8 1 (2.04%) Mitel
8 1 (2.04%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.04%) Sophos
8 1 (2.04%) Symantec