Period
to 20 September 2021

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 20 September 2021 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
20 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 674 464 795
Rank change year-on-year -210 +331 +84
Contract jobs citing IPv4 114 43 41
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.15% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 1.08% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 24 25
10th Percentile £313 £300 £238
25th Percentile £375 £332 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £390 £390
Median % change year-on-year +15.38% - +11.43%
75th Percentile £550 £459 £438
90th Percentile £584 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £388 £300
% change year-on-year +5.81% +29.17% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £65.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - £65.00

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 8,889 3,974 11,693
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.24% 13.63% 13.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,688 2,467 7,268
10th Percentile £231 £206 £200
25th Percentile £363 £324 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £650 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 186 602
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.63 £12.81
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.50 £23.75
Median % change year-on-year -26.23% +28.42% +25.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.66 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.38 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.51 £27.16 £22.50
% change year-on-year -24.47% +20.69% +19.11%

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPv4 over the 6 months to 20 September 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IPv4.

Hourly rate trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Top 13 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 20 September 2021. 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 -222 77 £438 +12.18% 25
Work from Home -199 55 £475 +26.67% 5
UK excluding London -140 43 £410 +5.81% 20
London -170 31 £475 +11.76% 7
East of England -50 12 £325 -7.14% 3
Scotland - 11 £450 - 1
South East -88 9 £396 - 6
South West -36 8 £450 -30.10% 6
North of England -86 2 £631 +97.19% 3
Yorkshire -49 1 £631 +119.48% 2
North West -60 1 - - 1
Midlands -81 1 £465 +16.25%
East Midlands - 1 £465 -

For the 6 months to 20 September 2021, 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 with a requirement for IPv4.

1 55 (48.25%) IPv6
2 50 (43.86%) Firewall
3 48 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (41.23%) VPN
5 45 (39.47%) Linux
6 43 (37.72%) DevOps
7 38 (33.33%) Social Skills
8 33 (28.95%) BGP
8 33 (28.95%) MPLS
9 32 (28.07%) LAN
10 31 (27.19%) WAN
10 31 (27.19%) VMware
10 31 (27.19%) Network Security
11 29 (25.44%) Data Centre
12 28 (24.56%) Security Cleared
12 28 (24.56%) DNS
13 27 (23.68%) Python
14 26 (22.81%) VLAN
14 26 (22.81%) VPLS
15 25 (21.93%) Load Balancing
15 25 (21.93%) Network Design
15 25 (21.93%) C
15 25 (21.93%) Multicast
16 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
16 24 (21.05%) Scrum
17 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
17 23 (20.18%) OSPF
17 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
17 23 (20.18%) Ansible
18 22 (19.30%) Azure

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 18 (15.79%) Confluence
2 5 (4.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (3.51%) Apache
3 4 (3.51%) Tomcat
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (2.63%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (0.88%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) Azure
2 16 (14.04%) AWS
3 9 (7.89%) GCP
4 7 (6.14%) AWS CloudFormation
4 7 (6.14%) IaaS
4 7 (6.14%) PaaS
4 7 (6.14%) SaaS
5 6 (5.26%) GitHub
6 5 (4.39%) Amazon EKS
6 5 (4.39%) AWS CodeCommit
6 5 (4.39%) AWS CodePipeline
6 5 (4.39%) Azure Pipelines
6 5 (4.39%) OpenShift
7 2 (1.75%) Akamai
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 2 (1.75%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.75%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (0.88%) GitHub Actions
Communications & Networking
1 55 (48.25%) IPv6
2 50 (43.86%) Firewall
3 47 (41.23%) VPN
4 33 (28.95%) BGP
4 33 (28.95%) MPLS
5 32 (28.07%) LAN
6 31 (27.19%) Network Security
6 31 (27.19%) WAN
7 28 (24.56%) DNS
8 26 (22.81%) VLAN
8 26 (22.81%) VPLS
9 25 (21.93%) Multicast
10 23 (20.18%) OSPF
11 20 (17.54%) DHCP
11 20 (17.54%) SNMP
12 16 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (12.28%) Broadband
13 14 (12.28%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (12.28%) IPsec
13 14 (12.28%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (7.89%) MySQL
2 6 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 5 (4.39%) MongoDB
3 5 (4.39%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.63%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 24 (21.05%) Git (software)
2 16 (14.04%) JIRA
3 14 (12.28%) Jenkins
4 11 (9.65%) GitLab
5 6 (5.26%) GDB
6 5 (4.39%) Vagrant
7 4 (3.51%) Arsenale Dataplane
7 4 (3.51%) Artifactory
7 4 (3.51%) Maven
7 4 (3.51%) SonarQube
7 4 (3.51%) TestRail
8 2 (1.75%) Robot Framework
9 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 38 (33.33%) Social Skills
2 12 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.02%) Documentation Skills
3 8 (7.02%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Finance
5 2 (1.75%) Back Office
5 2 (1.75%) Banking
5 2 (1.75%) Games
5 2 (1.75%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.88%) Electronics
6 1 (0.88%) Legal
6 1 (0.88%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 23 (20.18%) Network Engineer
2 21 (18.42%) Architect
3 16 (14.04%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) Design Engineer
4 12 (10.53%) VMware Architect
5 9 (7.89%) IP Design Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) IP Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Network Design Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) IP Network Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Software Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) Support Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Embedded Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Cisco Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) 802.1X
2 8 (7.02%) Spine.js
3 7 (6.14%) Kafka
4 6 (5.26%) Node.js
4 6 (5.26%) Web Services
5 5 (4.39%) .NET
5 5 (4.39%) .NET Core
5 5 (4.39%) AngularJS
5 5 (4.39%) ASP.NET
5 5 (4.39%) Django
5 5 (4.39%) Express
5 5 (4.39%) MEAN Stack
5 5 (4.39%) Ruby on Rails
6 4 (3.51%) Elastic Stack
6 4 (3.51%) Keycloak
6 4 (3.51%) LAMP
6 4 (3.51%) LDAP
6 4 (3.51%) OAuth
6 4 (3.51%) OAuth2
6 4 (3.51%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Data Centre
2 17 (14.91%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.14%) PKI
4 6 (5.26%) Embedded Systems
5 5 (4.39%) Algorithms
5 5 (4.39%) Clustering
5 5 (4.39%) Public Cloud
6 4 (3.51%) Device Driver
6 4 (3.51%) Replication
7 2 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
7 2 (1.75%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.88%) Blog
8 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.88%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.88%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 45 (39.47%) Linux
2 20 (17.54%) Windows
3 14 (12.28%) Windows Server
4 9 (7.89%) CentOS
5 7 (6.14%) Ubuntu
6 6 (5.26%) OpenWrt
6 6 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (5.26%) Unix
7 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (3.51%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.75%) AIX
11 1 (0.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (37.72%) DevOps
3 25 (21.93%) Load Balancing
3 25 (21.93%) Network Design
4 24 (21.05%) Scrum
5 16 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (14.04%) Software Engineering
6 15 (13.16%) ITIL
7 14 (12.28%) Microservices
7 14 (12.28%) Migration
7 14 (12.28%) Test Automation
8 13 (11.40%) Computer Science
9 12 (10.53%) Network Virtualisation
9 12 (10.53%) Software Deployment
10 11 (9.65%) Test Planning
10 11 (9.65%) TOGAF
10 11 (9.65%) Use Case
11 10 (8.77%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (8.77%) Open Source
12 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.68%) Python
2 25 (21.93%) C
3 21 (18.42%) Bash Shell
4 15 (13.16%) Java
5 14 (12.28%) C++
6 11 (9.65%) Perl
7 10 (8.77%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.89%) Go
9 8 (7.02%) Ruby
10 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
11 6 (5.26%) C#
11 6 (5.26%) JavaScript
11 6 (5.26%) Rust
11 6 (5.26%) SQL
12 5 (4.39%) PHP
12 5 (4.39%) VB
12 5 (4.39%) VB.NET
13 2 (1.75%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.88%) Tcl
14 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (24.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (20.18%) SC Cleared
3 20 (17.54%) Cisco Certification
3 20 (17.54%) Degree
4 10 (8.77%) CCIE
5 9 (7.89%) CCIE Service Provider
5 9 (7.89%) CCNA
6 6 (5.26%) CCNP
7 4 (3.51%) RHCE
8 3 (2.63%) AWS Certification
8 3 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (2.63%) DV Cleared
8 3 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.75%) CCA
9 2 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.75%) MCITP
9 2 (1.75%) MCSA
9 2 (1.75%) MCSE
9 2 (1.75%) MCTS
9 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.26%) JTAG
2 2 (1.75%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.75%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (20.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (16.67%) Docker
3 16 (14.04%) VMware NSX
4 13 (11.40%) Active Directory
5 8 (7.02%) iptables
6 4 (3.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 4 (3.51%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.51%) KVM
6 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.51%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.51%) Xen
7 3 (2.63%) Firmware
7 3 (2.63%) NFS
7 3 (2.63%) XenApp
7 3 (2.63%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 23 (20.18%) Ansible
2 18 (15.79%) Terraform
3 17 (14.91%) Kubernetes
4 12 (10.53%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 9 (7.89%) Puppet
5 9 (7.89%) SCCM
5 9 (7.89%) vRealize
6 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (4.39%) StackStorm
7 4 (3.51%) NetBackup
7 4 (3.51%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (3.51%) Sysdig
8 3 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.63%) Packer
9 2 (1.75%) Consul
10 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.88%) Iperf
10 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 31 (27.19%) VMware
2 22 (19.30%) Cisco
3 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
4 14 (12.28%) Nokia
5 9 (7.89%) F5
6 7 (6.14%) Red Hat
7 6 (5.26%) Dynatrace
8 5 (4.39%) Alibaba
8 5 (4.39%) IBM
8 5 (4.39%) Oracle
9 4 (3.51%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.51%) Ivanti
9 4 (3.51%) Shavlik
10 3 (2.63%) Citrix
10 3 (2.63%) EMC
10 3 (2.63%) HP
10 3 (2.63%) McAfee
10 3 (2.63%) Meraki
10 3 (2.63%) Symantec
11 2 (1.75%) Juniper