Period
to 14 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IPv6 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPv6 over the 6 months to 14 December 2018 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 6 (IPv6)
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 832 833 817
Rank change year-on-year +1 -16 +27
Contract jobs citing IPv6 71 55 72
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.053% 0.070%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.53% 0.39% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 38
UK median daily rate £408 £365 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.64% -4.01% -1.17%
10th Percentile £267 £271 £328
90th Percentile £579 £488 £479
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £450
% change year-on-year - -22.22% +16.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
UK median hourly rate - £47.50 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +8.57% +12.90%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £47.50 £43.75
% change year-on-year - +8.57% -0.07%

IPv6 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 13,515 13,966 15,491
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.88% 13.53% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,156 8,606 9,423
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 643 708 795
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.19 £11.67
90th Percentile £48.17 £46.33 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year -5.26% -20.00% +15.85%

IPv6
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IPv6 as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPv6.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPv6 over the 6 months to 14 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPv6.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
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 IPv6 within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 2018. 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 +20 66 £414 +3.44% 28
UK excluding London -24 44 £350 - 26
London +28 27 £425 +6.92% 2
South East -13 13 £350 -22.22% 7
East of England -3 8 £425 +30.77% 8
South West -26 8 £425 -5.56%
Midlands -15 6 £313 -13.79% 4
Scotland -12 5 £313 +21.36%
North of England -11 4 £375 -3.23% 7
North West -12 3 £375 -3.23% 3
West Midlands -24 3 £369 +1.72%
East Midlands - 3 £280 - 4
Yorkshire -14 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 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 IPv6.

1 40 (56.34%) IPv4
2 39 (54.93%) Cisco
3 36 (50.70%) WAN
4 32 (45.07%) DNS
5 31 (43.66%) Firewall
6 29 (40.85%) Linux
7 27 (38.03%) LAN
8 26 (36.62%) DHCP
9 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP
9 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
10 22 (30.99%) Wi-Fi
11 20 (28.17%) OSPF
11 20 (28.17%) BGP
11 20 (28.17%) CCNP
11 20 (28.17%) Juniper
12 19 (26.76%) VoIP
12 19 (26.76%) Internet
12 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
13 18 (25.35%) Network Design
14 17 (23.94%) Network Security
14 17 (23.94%) Wireless
15 16 (22.54%) Windows
16 15 (21.13%) CCNA
16 15 (21.13%) HTTP
16 15 (21.13%) Ethernet
17 13 (18.31%) Broadband
17 13 (18.31%) Wireshark
18 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
18 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
18 12 (16.90%) Nagios

IPv6
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 7 (9.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (8.45%) Apache
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.82%) nginx
4 1 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.41%) OpenStack
4 1 (1.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (11.27%) Office 365
3 5 (7.04%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (7.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (4.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (2.82%) Apigee
5 2 (2.82%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.82%) Firebase
5 2 (2.82%) IaaS
6 1 (1.41%) GitHub
6 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.41%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 40 (56.34%) IPv4
2 36 (50.70%) WAN
3 32 (45.07%) DNS
4 31 (43.66%) Firewall
5 27 (38.03%) LAN
6 26 (36.62%) DHCP
7 25 (35.21%) TCP/IP
8 22 (30.99%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (28.17%) BGP
9 20 (28.17%) OSPF
10 19 (26.76%) Internet
10 19 (26.76%) VoIP
11 17 (23.94%) Network Security
11 17 (23.94%) Wireless
12 15 (21.13%) Ethernet
12 15 (21.13%) HTTP
13 13 (18.31%) Broadband
13 13 (18.31%) Wireshark
14 12 (16.90%) Cisco Nexus
15 10 (14.08%) FCoE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.82%) Data Mining
1 2 (2.82%) MongoDB
1 2 (2.82%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
2 3 (4.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.23%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (2.82%) Gradle
4 1 (1.41%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.41%) JMeter
4 1 (1.41%) SoapUI
4 1 (1.41%) Subversion
General
1 9 (12.68%) Telecoms
2 6 (8.45%) Finance
3 5 (7.04%) Retail
4 2 (2.82%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Network Engineer
2 10 (14.08%) Developer
3 6 (8.45%) Administrator
3 6 (8.45%) Network Administrator
4 5 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.63%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (5.63%) Exchange Support
5 4 (5.63%) Infrastructure Support
5 4 (5.63%) IT Support
5 4 (5.63%) Server Support
6 3 (4.23%) NetBackup Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Network Security Engineer
6 3 (4.23%) Security Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Senior Network Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Support Engineer
7 2 (2.82%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) JSON
2 7 (9.86%) Ajax
2 7 (9.86%) CGI
2 7 (9.86%) HTML
3 3 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (2.82%) Kafka
4 2 (2.82%) LAMP
4 2 (2.82%) Web Services
4 2 (2.82%) WebRTC
4 2 (2.82%) XML
5 1 (1.41%) Java SE
5 1 (1.41%) Node.js
5 1 (1.41%) OpenID
5 1 (1.41%) REST
5 1 (1.41%) SAML
5 1 (1.41%) SOAP
5 1 (1.41%) Software Packaging
5 1 (1.41%) WAP
5 1 (1.41%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.86%) Media Streaming
2 7 (9.86%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.82%) CMDB
3 2 (2.82%) PKI
4 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.41%) Clustering
4 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 29 (40.85%) Linux
2 16 (22.54%) Windows
3 12 (16.90%) Windows Server
4 7 (9.86%) Embedded Linux
4 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (7.04%) Unix
6 3 (4.23%) Debian
6 3 (4.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (25.35%) Network Design
2 11 (15.49%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
4 8 (11.27%) Load Balancing
4 8 (11.27%) Scrum
4 8 (11.27%) Software Engineering
5 7 (9.86%) Change Management
5 7 (9.86%) Collaborative Working
5 7 (9.86%) Creative Thinking
5 7 (9.86%) Defect Tracking
5 7 (9.86%) DevOps
5 7 (9.86%) Innovative Thinking
5 7 (9.86%) Migration
5 7 (9.86%) Server Virtualisation
5 7 (9.86%) Task Automation
6 6 (8.45%) Information Security
7 5 (7.04%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (7.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL
8 4 (5.63%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (9.86%) C
1 7 (9.86%) C++
1 7 (9.86%) Embedded C
1 7 (9.86%) JavaScript
1 7 (9.86%) Python
2 6 (8.45%) Perl
3 5 (7.04%) Java
4 3 (4.23%) Bash Shell
4 3 (4.23%) Lisp
4 3 (4.23%) Ruby
4 3 (4.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.41%) Go
5 1 (1.41%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 25 (35.21%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (28.17%) CCNP
3 15 (21.13%) CCNA
4 5 (7.04%) GIAC
4 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.23%) CCIE
5 3 (4.23%) Degree
6 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.82%) JNCIA
6 2 (2.82%) JNCIS
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.41%) CCSA
7 1 (1.41%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (1.41%) JNCIE
7 1 (1.41%) MCSA
7 1 (1.41%) MCSE
7 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.41%) RHCSA
7 1 (1.41%) VCP5
7 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.41%) OASIS TOSCA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.27%) Active Directory
1 8 (11.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (9.86%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.23%) Docker
4 2 (2.82%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.41%) iptables
5 1 (1.41%) KVM
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Nagios
2 6 (8.45%) Ansible
3 3 (4.23%) Kibana
3 3 (4.23%) logstash
3 3 (4.23%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.23%) Puppet
3 3 (4.23%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 2 (2.82%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.41%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.41%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.41%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.41%) SCCM
5 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (54.93%) Cisco
2 20 (28.17%) Juniper
3 10 (14.08%) F5
3 10 (14.08%) VMware
4 9 (12.68%) Infoblox
4 9 (12.68%) Riverbed
5 8 (11.27%) Ruckus Wireless
6 7 (9.86%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.45%) Brocade
7 6 (8.45%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.04%) Aerohive Networks
8 5 (7.04%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.04%) HP
8 5 (7.04%) Meraki
8 5 (7.04%) Rackspace
9 4 (5.63%) Dell
9 4 (5.63%) EMC
9 4 (5.63%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.63%) Oracle
10 3 (4.23%) Nortel