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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 611 600
Rank change year-on-year +35 -11  
Contract jobs citing IPv4 34 40 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.072% 0.074% 0.082%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.46% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 26 22
Median daily rate £410 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.80% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £534 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £388 £313
% change year-on-year -22.58% +24.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £36.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.13%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £45.00 £36.25
% change year-on-year - +24.13%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6449 8728 7938
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.69% 16.21% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 10114 13811 12506
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £230 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1013 1078 1091
Median hourly rate £29.00 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.75% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -12.69% +34.04%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 6 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 3 months to 28 June 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
England +34 34 £410 +2.50% 10
London +34 25 £463 +12.12% 4
UK excluding London +9 9 £300 -22.58% 6
South East +20 4 £285 -26.45% 3
East of England -2 4 £370 -
South West -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 67 (83.75%) IPv6
2 57 (71.25%) Cisco
3 47 (58.75%) Firewall
4 46 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (55.00%) MPLS
5 44 (55.00%) BGP
6 42 (52.50%) OSPF
7 41 (51.25%) VPN
8 34 (42.50%) WAN
8 34 (42.50%) Network Security
9 30 (37.50%) LAN
9 30 (37.50%) CCNP
10 26 (32.50%) DNS
10 26 (32.50%) Network Design
11 25 (31.25%) CCIE
11 25 (31.25%) Linux
12 24 (30.00%) Wireless
12 24 (30.00%) VLAN
13 23 (28.75%) Juniper
14 22 (27.50%) Ethernet
15 21 (26.25%) Windows
16 20 (25.00%) SNMP
17 19 (23.75%) TCP/IP
17 19 (23.75%) VMware
18 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
19 17 (21.25%) ICMP
19 17 (21.25%) DHCP
19 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
19 17 (21.25%) Data Centre
20 16 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement

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 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (13.75%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) GitHub
5 3 (3.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 67 (83.75%) IPv6
2 47 (58.75%) Firewall
3 44 (55.00%) BGP
3 44 (55.00%) MPLS
4 42 (52.50%) OSPF
5 41 (51.25%) VPN
6 34 (42.50%) Network Security
6 34 (42.50%) WAN
7 30 (37.50%) LAN
8 26 (32.50%) DNS
9 24 (30.00%) VLAN
9 24 (30.00%) Wireless
10 22 (27.50%) Ethernet
11 20 (25.00%) SNMP
12 19 (23.75%) TCP/IP
13 17 (21.25%) DHCP
13 17 (21.25%) ICMP
14 15 (18.75%) Cisco IOS
15 13 (16.25%) Cisco ASA
15 13 (16.25%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.00%) MySQL
1 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.75%) Subversion
2 6 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (3.75%) JUnit
3 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
3 3 (3.75%) Selenium
4 2 (2.50%) Bugzilla
4 2 (2.50%) JIRA
4 2 (2.50%) Redmine
4 2 (2.50%) Trac
General
1 18 (22.50%) Telecoms
2 13 (16.25%) Military
3 5 (6.25%) Legal
3 5 (6.25%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Finance
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
6 2 (2.50%) Advertising
7 1 (1.25%) Banking
7 1 (1.25%) Billing
7 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Architect
1 18 (22.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Network Architect
3 9 (11.25%) Telecoms Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Administrator
4 8 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
5 7 (8.75%) Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Network Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) DevOps Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Information Security Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
8 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Linux Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Network Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.25%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.75%) .NET
2 3 (3.75%) Middleware
3 2 (2.50%) Web Services
4 1 (1.25%) Core Data
4 1 (1.25%) ExaBGP
4 1 (1.25%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (21.25%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (21.25%) Data Centre
2 12 (15.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (8.75%) Clustering
4 6 (7.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (6.25%) Management Information System
5 5 (6.25%) STB
6 4 (5.00%) Replication
7 3 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (3.75%) IPTV
7 3 (3.75%) Over-the-Top Content
7 3 (3.75%) Verilog
7 3 (3.75%) VHDL
7 3 (3.75%) Video on Demand
8 2 (2.50%) PKI
9 1 (1.25%) CESG
9 1 (1.25%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.25%) iSeries
9 1 (1.25%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 25 (31.25%) Linux
2 21 (26.25%) Windows
3 10 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (11.25%) Windows Server
5 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.25%) Unix
7 4 (5.00%) CentOS
7 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.25%) Android
10 1 (1.25%) Debian
10 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.25%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.50%) Network Design
2 16 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 13 (16.25%) Load Balancing
3 13 (16.25%) Network Management
4 12 (15.00%) People Management
4 12 (15.00%) SOA
5 9 (11.25%) Time Management
6 8 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
7 7 (8.75%) Test Automation
8 6 (7.50%) Migration
8 6 (7.50%) Network Architecture
9 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
9 5 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
9 5 (6.25%) E-Discovery
9 5 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
9 5 (6.25%) Project Management
10 4 (5.00%) DevOps
10 4 (5.00%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 8 (10.00%) Lisp
3 7 (8.75%) Python
4 3 (3.75%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.75%) JavaScript
4 3 (3.75%) Perl
4 3 (3.75%) PHP
4 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
4 3 (3.75%) Ruby
4 3 (3.75%) Tcl
4 3 (3.75%) VB.NET
5 2 (2.50%) C
5 2 (2.50%) Java
6 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 46 (57.50%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (37.50%) CCNP
3 25 (31.25%) CCIE
4 13 (16.25%) CCNA
4 13 (16.25%) JNCIE
5 9 (11.25%) Security Cleared
6 6 (7.50%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 6 (7.50%) JNCIS
7 5 (6.25%) Degree
8 4 (5.00%) CISSP
8 4 (5.00%) GIAC
8 4 (5.00%) SC Cleared
9 3 (3.75%) CCIP
9 3 (3.75%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.50%) CCDP
10 2 (2.50%) CCSE
10 2 (2.50%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 2 (2.50%) JNCIP
10 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) SLA
3 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (12.50%) Hyper-V
3 9 (11.25%) Active Directory
4 6 (7.50%) Firmware
5 4 (5.00%) Docker
5 4 (5.00%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.50%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.50%) XenApp
6 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.25%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (11.25%) Nagios
2 6 (7.50%) Cisco UCCX
3 5 (6.25%) EnCase
3 5 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 4 (5.00%) Puppet
5 3 (3.75%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.25%) Ansible
6 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.25%) Graphite
6 1 (1.25%) RANCID
Vendors
1 57 (71.25%) Cisco
2 23 (28.75%) Juniper
3 19 (23.75%) VMware
4 16 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 13 (16.25%) Fortinet
6 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.00%) Avaya
7 8 (10.00%) Citrix
7 8 (10.00%) HP
7 8 (10.00%) Infoblox
8 7 (8.75%) Aerohive Networks
8 7 (8.75%) Meraki
8 7 (8.75%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.75%) Riverbed
9 5 (6.25%) Dell
9 5 (6.25%) Sophos
10 4 (5.00%) Acronis
10 4 (5.00%) Altiris
10 4 (5.00%) Huawei
10 4 (5.00%) SonicWALL