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 27 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)
UK
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 537 605 579
Rank change year-on-year +68 -26  
Contract jobs citing IPv4 46 35 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.066% 0.096%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 29 27
Median daily rate £375 £375 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £218 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £520 £441
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £311 £285
% change year-on-year +20.48% +9.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 9
Median hourly rate £43.50 - £36.00
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 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 6519 7870 8007
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.51% 14.78% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4021 4698 4373
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 337 444
Median hourly rate £24.50 £32.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.43% +16.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

IPv4
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv4 in the UK

IPv4
Top 25 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 27 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
England +57 42 £375 - 10
London +53 28 £391 -7.39% 6
South East +9 8 £375 - 2
Oxford - 4 £375 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
South West +6 3 - -
Gloucestershire - 3 - -
Tewkesbury - 3 - -
East of England -4 2 £260 -20.00%
West Sussex - 2 £335 -
City of London - 2 £450 - 2
Berkshire +26 1 - - 1
North West +24 1 £350 -41.66% 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Slough - 1 - -
Cambridge - 1 £300 -
West End of London - 1 - -
Ipswich - 1 £220 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
Kent - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 £220 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £300 -

IPv4
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for IPv4.

1 57 (71.25%) Firewall
2 55 (68.75%) IPv6
3 54 (67.50%) Cisco
4 41 (51.25%) BGP
5 38 (47.50%) OSPF
6 37 (46.25%) MPLS
6 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (45.00%) Network Security
8 35 (43.75%) DNS
9 30 (37.50%) TCP/IP
9 30 (37.50%) VPN
10 29 (36.25%) CCNP
11 28 (35.00%) VMware
12 27 (33.75%) WAN
13 26 (32.50%) Ethernet
14 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
15 24 (30.00%) CCNA
15 24 (30.00%) Windows
15 24 (30.00%) LAN
16 23 (28.75%) Linux
16 23 (28.75%) Juniper
17 22 (27.50%) VLAN
18 21 (26.25%) Network Design
19 19 (23.75%) Wireless
19 19 (23.75%) DHCP
19 19 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
20 17 (21.25%) CheckPoint
20 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
21 16 (20.00%) Load Balancing
21 16 (20.00%) Active Directory

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 5 (6.25%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.75%) nginx
4 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.25%) Apache
5 1 (1.25%) JBoss
5 1 (1.25%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 10 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.00%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (5.00%) GitHub
5 3 (3.75%) Office 365
6 1 (1.25%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 57 (71.25%) Firewall
2 55 (68.75%) IPv6
3 41 (51.25%) BGP
4 38 (47.50%) OSPF
5 37 (46.25%) MPLS
6 36 (45.00%) Network Security
7 35 (43.75%) DNS
8 30 (37.50%) TCP/IP
8 30 (37.50%) VPN
9 27 (33.75%) WAN
10 26 (32.50%) Ethernet
11 24 (30.00%) LAN
12 22 (27.50%) VLAN
13 19 (23.75%) Cisco Nexus
13 19 (23.75%) DHCP
13 19 (23.75%) Wireless
14 17 (21.25%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (18.75%) HTTP
15 15 (18.75%) SNMP
16 14 (17.50%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (5.00%) MySQL
2 4 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (8.75%) Git (software)
1 7 (8.75%) Subversion
2 3 (3.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.75%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (2.50%) JUnit
4 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
4 1 (1.25%) JBehave
4 1 (1.25%) JMeter
4 1 (1.25%) Redmine
4 1 (1.25%) Selenium
General
1 14 (17.50%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.25%) Legal
3 6 (7.50%) Military
3 6 (7.50%) Retail
4 4 (5.00%) Advertising
4 4 (5.00%) Billing
5 3 (3.75%) Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Finance
6 1 (1.25%) Electronics
6 1 (1.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Network Engineer
2 17 (21.25%) Architect
3 10 (12.50%) Administrator
3 10 (12.50%) Network Architect
4 8 (10.00%) Analyst
5 7 (8.75%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Information Security Administrator
6 6 (7.50%) Network Administrator
6 6 (7.50%) Network Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) Network Security Administrator
6 6 (7.50%) Security Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Designer
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) DevOps Systems Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Administrator
7 4 (5.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (10.00%) Middleware
2 7 (8.75%) 802.1X
3 6 (7.50%) Java EE
4 3 (3.75%) POSIX
4 3 (3.75%) Web Services
5 1 (1.25%) Core Data
5 1 (1.25%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (13.75%) Data Centre
2 9 (11.25%) Client/Server
3 8 (10.00%) IPTV
3 8 (10.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 8 (10.00%) STB
3 8 (10.00%) Video on Demand
4 7 (8.75%) Clustering
4 7 (8.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 6 (7.50%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (7.50%) Management Information System
6 4 (5.00%) PKI
6 4 (5.00%) Replication
7 3 (3.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 3 (3.75%) Verilog
7 3 (3.75%) VHDL
8 2 (2.50%) iSeries
8 2 (2.50%) MPEG
9 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.00%) Windows
2 23 (28.75%) Linux
3 13 (16.25%) Unix
4 10 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 9 (11.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (7.50%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.00%) Android
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.50%) VMS
11 1 (1.25%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.25%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.25%) Network Design
2 16 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 11 (13.75%) Network Architecture
4 10 (12.50%) Network Management
5 8 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (10.00%) Time Management
6 7 (8.75%) Information Security
7 6 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.50%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.50%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.50%) People Management
7 6 (7.50%) SOA
8 5 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 5 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (6.25%) E-Discovery
8 5 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
8 5 (6.25%) Project Management
9 4 (5.00%) Automated Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Load Testing
9 4 (5.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.75%) Java
1 11 (13.75%) SQL
2 10 (12.50%) Python
3 5 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.00%) C
5 3 (3.75%) Tcl
6 2 (2.50%) Lisp
6 2 (2.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 37 (46.25%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (36.25%) CCNP
3 24 (30.00%) CCNA
4 13 (16.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (13.75%) JNCIA
6 10 (12.50%) CCIE
7 9 (11.25%) CCIP
8 8 (10.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (7.50%) CISSP
9 6 (7.50%) JNCIE
10 5 (6.25%) GIAC
11 3 (3.75%) JNCIP
12 2 (2.50%) CCSA
12 2 (2.50%) CCSE
12 2 (2.50%) Degree
12 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
12 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 1 (1.25%) CCDP
13 1 (1.25%) ISEB
13 1 (1.25%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 25 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (20.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (13.75%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (5.00%) Docker
5 4 (5.00%) Firmware
6 3 (3.75%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.50%) XenApp
7 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.25%) Squid
8 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (16.25%) 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%) Graphite
6 2 (2.50%) OpenView
7 1 (1.25%) Ansible
7 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.25%) RANCID
7 1 (1.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 54 (67.50%) Cisco
2 28 (35.00%) VMware
3 23 (28.75%) Juniper
4 17 (21.25%) CheckPoint
5 11 (13.75%) Huawei
6 10 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 9 (11.25%) Microsoft
8 8 (10.00%) Citrix
8 8 (10.00%) Infoblox
9 7 (8.75%) Riverbed
10 6 (7.50%) Avaya
10 6 (7.50%) HP
10 6 (7.50%) Sophos
11 5 (6.25%) Dell
11 5 (6.25%) F5
11 5 (6.25%) Palo Alto
12 4 (5.00%) Acronis
12 4 (5.00%) Aerohive Networks
12 4 (5.00%) Meraki
12 4 (5.00%) Rackspace