Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 728 526 660
Rank change year-on-year -202 +134 +176
Contract jobs citing IPv4 107 74 98
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 1.40% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 45 74
10th Percentile £319 £250 £303
25th Percentile £412 £315 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £390 £425
Median % change year-on-year +21.79% -8.24% +6.25%
75th Percentile £575 £488 £497
90th Percentile £600 £533 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +8.97% -2.50% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £24.00 - -
25th Percentile £30.00 - -
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
75th Percentile £50.00 - -
90th Percentile £56.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 - -

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 9,591 5,299 9,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.92% 12.48% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,328 3,376 6,074
10th Percentile £210 £200 £180
25th Percentile £363 £323 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £515
90th Percentile £699 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 270 550
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.10 £13.38
25th Percentile £15.75 £16.30 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.38
Median % change year-on-year -37.10% +63.63% +18.75%
75th Percentile £47.45 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.26 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.68% +62.50% +14.88%

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 27 January 2022.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IPv4 over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram 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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -182 77 £475 +31.94% 20
London -162 38 £550 +52.78% 7
Work from Home -121 37 £463 +18.59% 1
UK excluding London -125 37 £425 +8.97% 13
East of England -57 13 £408 +16.43%
South West -42 8 £450 -30.10% 3
South East -67 7 £375 -25.00% 1
Scotland -50 6 £183 -63.50%
North of England -52 4 £465 -2.11% 7
Yorkshire - 3 £473 - 5
North West -46 1 £425 -10.53% 2
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
Midlands - 1 £475 - 2

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 60 (56.07%) Firewall
2 43 (40.19%) IPv6
3 39 (36.45%) BGP
4 38 (35.51%) Cisco
5 37 (34.58%) DNS
6 36 (33.64%) Load Balancing
6 36 (33.64%) Data Centre
7 35 (32.71%) MPLS
8 32 (29.91%) DHCP
8 32 (29.91%) Microsoft
8 32 (29.91%) Social Skills
9 31 (28.97%) Linux
10 30 (28.04%) VMware
11 28 (26.17%) Nokia
12 27 (25.23%) Windows
13 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
14 24 (22.43%) VPN
14 24 (22.43%) SNMP
15 23 (21.50%) Ethernet VPN
15 23 (21.50%) Windows Server
15 23 (21.50%) F5
16 22 (20.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 22 (20.56%) Network Security
17 21 (19.63%) Active Directory
17 21 (19.63%) Cisco Certification
17 21 (19.63%) VRRP
17 21 (19.63%) DevOps
18 20 (18.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 20 (18.69%) Cisco IOS

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 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2010
1 13 (12.15%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (12.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.87%) Confluence
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
3 1 (0.93%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.08%) Azure
2 11 (10.28%) AWS
3 7 (6.54%) SaaS
4 3 (2.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (2.80%) Amazon S3
4 3 (2.80%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (2.80%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 3 (2.80%) IaaS
4 3 (2.80%) PaaS
5 2 (1.87%) AWS Direct Connect
5 2 (1.87%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.93%) GCP
6 1 (0.93%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (56.07%) Firewall
2 43 (40.19%) IPv6
3 39 (36.45%) BGP
4 37 (34.58%) DNS
5 35 (32.71%) MPLS
6 32 (29.91%) DHCP
7 24 (22.43%) SNMP
7 24 (22.43%) VPN
8 23 (21.50%) Ethernet VPN
9 22 (20.56%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 22 (20.56%) Network Security
10 21 (19.63%) VRRP
11 20 (18.69%) Cisco IOS
11 20 (18.69%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 20 (18.69%) VPLS
12 19 (17.76%) HSRP
13 18 (16.82%) WAN
14 17 (15.89%) IOS XR
14 17 (15.89%) OSPF
14 17 (15.89%) RSVP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (5.61%) Git (software)
1 6 (5.61%) JIRA
2 4 (3.74%) GitLab
3 3 (2.80%) GDB
4 2 (1.87%) Arsenale Dataplane
4 2 (1.87%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) TestRail
4 2 (1.87%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.93%) Robot Framework
5 1 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 32 (29.91%) Social Skills
2 18 (16.82%) Finance
3 13 (12.15%) Telecoms
4 5 (4.67%) Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Advertising
5 2 (1.87%) Electronics
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
5 2 (1.87%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.93%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.93%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.93%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (15.89%) Cisco Engineer
1 17 (15.89%) Design Engineer
1 17 (15.89%) Network Engineer
2 16 (14.95%) Wintel Engineer
3 15 (14.02%) Cisco Design Engineer
4 14 (13.08%) Support Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) Architect
5 10 (9.35%) IP Design Engineer
5 10 (9.35%) IP Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (7.48%) Security Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) IP Expert
7 7 (6.54%) Wintel Support
7 7 (6.54%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 5 (4.67%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (17.76%) JSON
2 17 (15.89%) Jinja
2 17 (15.89%) XML
3 5 (4.67%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.80%) Middleware
5 2 (1.87%) RESTful
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) LDAP
6 1 (0.93%) OAuth
6 1 (0.93%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.64%) Data Centre
2 5 (4.67%) Clustering
3 4 (3.74%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.80%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.87%) Device Driver
5 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.87%) Replication
5 2 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.93%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.93%) PKI
6 1 (0.93%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (0.93%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 31 (28.97%) Linux
2 27 (25.23%) Windows
3 23 (21.50%) Windows Server
4 15 (14.02%) Windows 10
5 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (7.48%) CentOS
7 6 (5.61%) VMS
8 4 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.80%) AIX
9 3 (2.80%) OpenWrt
10 2 (1.87%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (33.64%) Load Balancing
2 26 (24.30%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (19.63%) DevOps
4 18 (16.82%) Migration
5 17 (15.89%) Patch Management
5 17 (15.89%) Test Planning
6 16 (14.95%) Scrum
7 14 (13.08%) Network Design
7 14 (13.08%) Software Deployment
7 14 (13.08%) Zero Trust
8 10 (9.35%) ITIL
9 9 (8.41%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (7.48%) Software Engineering
11 7 (6.54%) Application Virtualisation
11 7 (6.54%) High Availability
11 7 (6.54%) Network Load Balancing
11 7 (6.54%) Personalization
11 7 (6.54%) Test Automation
12 6 (5.61%) Project Delivery
12 6 (5.61%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.28%) Python
2 7 (6.54%) C
3 5 (4.67%) Bash
4 4 (3.74%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.80%) Perl
5 3 (2.80%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.87%) C++
6 2 (1.87%) Go
6 2 (1.87%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
6 2 (1.87%) Rust
7 1 (0.93%) C#
7 1 (0.93%) Java
Qualifications
1 21 (19.63%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (10.28%) CCIE
3 9 (8.41%) Degree
4 8 (7.48%) CCNP
4 8 (7.48%) SC Cleared
4 8 (7.48%) Security Cleared
5 7 (6.54%) CCNA
5 7 (6.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 6 (5.61%) CCIE Security
7 5 (4.67%) CCA
7 5 (4.67%) CCIE Service Provider
7 5 (4.67%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (4.67%) MCITP
7 5 (4.67%) MCP
7 5 (4.67%) MCSA
7 5 (4.67%) MCSE
7 5 (4.67%) MCTS
7 5 (4.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.87%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.80%) JTAG
2 2 (1.87%) SLA
3 1 (0.93%) GDPR
3 1 (0.93%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (19.63%) Active Directory
3 14 (13.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 14 (13.08%) Hyper-V
3 14 (13.08%) Microsoft App-V
4 13 (12.15%) XenApp
4 13 (12.15%) XenDesktop
5 11 (10.28%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (6.54%) NFS
7 6 (5.61%) vSphere
8 5 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (3.74%) Docker
9 4 (3.74%) KVM
9 4 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (3.74%) VMware NSX
10 2 (1.87%) Firmware
10 2 (1.87%) iptables
10 2 (1.87%) LXC
10 2 (1.87%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (16.82%) SCCM
2 14 (13.08%) NetBackup
3 11 (10.28%) Ansible
4 8 (7.48%) Puppet
5 7 (6.54%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (5.61%) FortiGate
7 4 (3.74%) Kubernetes
7 4 (3.74%) SCOM
8 2 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.87%) Packer
8 2 (1.87%) Proxmox
8 2 (1.87%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.93%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.93%) vRealize
9 1 (0.93%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 38 (35.51%) Cisco
2 32 (29.91%) Microsoft
3 30 (28.04%) VMware
4 28 (26.17%) Nokia
5 23 (21.50%) F5
6 14 (13.08%) Citrix
6 14 (13.08%) Ivanti
6 14 (13.08%) Shavlik
7 13 (12.15%) HP
8 7 (6.54%) EMC
8 7 (6.54%) McAfee
8 7 (6.54%) Meraki
8 7 (6.54%) Symantec
9 6 (5.61%) Fortinet
9 6 (5.61%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.80%) Forcepoint
10 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.87%) Atlassian
11 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.87%) Infoblox