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 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
UK
Rank 541 589 547
Rank change year-on-year +48 -42  
Contract jobs citing IPv6 55 53 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.100% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 0.68% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 39 37
Median daily rate £353 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.00% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -4.28% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 8
Median hourly rate - £43.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +19.44%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +19.44%  

IPv6 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 6618 7818 7780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.75% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4078 4664 4242
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 £204
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 361 334 431
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £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 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

IPv6
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing IPv6 as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPv6 in the UK

IPv6
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 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 +28 47 £361 -3.66% 8
London +42 29 £370 -12.42% 5
South East +15 13 £355 +1.42% 1
Hampshire +8 4 £247 -14.26%
Oxfordshire - 4 £375 -
Oxford - 4 £375 -
Wales - 3 £320 -
Berkshire +13 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £218 -
Ipswich - 2 £220 -
Suffolk - 2 £220 -
West Sussex - 2 £335 -
South Wales - 2 £320 -
East of England - 2 £220 -
North West +27 1 £350 -41.66% 1
Reading +12 1 - -
Surrey +11 1 £225 -
Slough +6 1 - -
South West -2 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £215 - 1
Scotland - 1 £215 - 1
Swansea - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Eastleigh - 1 £275 -
Hook - 1 £425 -
Crawley - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £335 -
Manchester - 1 £350 - 1
City of London - 1 - - 1
Cardiff - 1 - -

IPv6
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPv6 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 IPv6.

1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 55 (65.48%) IPv4
2 55 (65.48%) Firewall
3 48 (57.14%) OSPF
4 47 (55.95%) MPLS
4 47 (55.95%) BGP
5 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
6 39 (46.43%) TCP/IP
7 35 (41.67%) DNS
8 33 (39.29%) Linux
9 32 (38.10%) VPN
9 32 (38.10%) Network Security
10 31 (36.90%) CCNP
11 30 (35.71%) CCNA
11 30 (35.71%) WAN
12 27 (32.14%) Juniper
13 25 (29.76%) Network Design
14 24 (28.57%) LAN
15 23 (27.38%) VMware
15 23 (27.38%) VLAN
16 22 (26.19%) Windows
16 22 (26.19%) Ethernet
16 22 (26.19%) Wireless
17 21 (25.00%) Telecoms
17 21 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
18 20 (23.81%) DHCP
19 18 (21.43%) VRRP
19 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
19 18 (21.43%) Load Balancing
20 17 (20.24%) Cisco IOS

IPv6
Top Related 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 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (4.76%) SharePoint
2 3 (3.57%) nginx
3 2 (2.38%) Apache
4 1 (1.19%) IIS
4 1 (1.19%) JBoss
4 1 (1.19%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.19%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (10.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (10.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (4.76%) GitHub
4 4 (4.76%) Office 365
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.19%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 55 (65.48%) Firewall
1 55 (65.48%) IPv4
2 48 (57.14%) OSPF
3 47 (55.95%) BGP
3 47 (55.95%) MPLS
4 39 (46.43%) TCP/IP
5 35 (41.67%) DNS
6 32 (38.10%) Network Security
6 32 (38.10%) VPN
7 30 (35.71%) WAN
8 24 (28.57%) LAN
9 23 (27.38%) VLAN
10 22 (26.19%) Ethernet
10 22 (26.19%) Wireless
11 21 (25.00%) Cisco Nexus
12 20 (23.81%) DHCP
13 18 (21.43%) VRRP
14 17 (20.24%) Cisco ASA
14 17 (20.24%) Cisco IOS
15 16 (19.05%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.95%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.76%) MySQL
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.19%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.19%) Redis
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.76%) Subversion
2 2 (2.38%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.19%) JMeter
3 1 (1.19%) JUnit
General
1 21 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 9 (10.71%) Legal
3 6 (7.14%) Military
3 6 (7.14%) Retail
4 5 (5.95%) Billing
5 4 (4.76%) Advertising
5 4 (4.76%) Finance
6 2 (2.38%) Banking
6 2 (2.38%) Electronics
6 2 (2.38%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.38%) Games
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 24 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 11 (13.10%) Administrator
2 11 (13.10%) Architect
2 11 (13.10%) Network Architect
3 8 (9.52%) Analyst
3 8 (9.52%) Network Analyst
4 7 (8.33%) Information Security Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Network Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Network Security Administrator
4 7 (8.33%) Security Administrator
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (7.14%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 5 (5.95%) Designer
6 5 (5.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.76%) Data Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps Administrator
7 4 (4.76%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Linux Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) 802.1X
2 8 (9.52%) Middleware
3 3 (3.57%) POSIX
3 3 (3.57%) Web Services
4 2 (2.38%) RFC 2547
4 2 (2.38%) XMPP
5 1 (1.19%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.19%) Core Data
5 1 (1.19%) JAAS
5 1 (1.19%) Java EE
5 1 (1.19%) JMS
5 1 (1.19%) JMX
5 1 (1.19%) JNDI
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.19%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.48%) Data Centre
2 11 (13.10%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (10.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (10.71%) IPTV
4 8 (9.52%) Clustering
4 8 (9.52%) Over-the-Top Content
4 8 (9.52%) STB
4 8 (9.52%) Video on Demand
5 7 (8.33%) Management Information System
5 7 (8.33%) PKI
6 6 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (4.76%) Replication
8 3 (3.57%) Social Network
9 2 (2.38%) iSeries
9 2 (2.38%) MPEG
9 2 (2.38%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (2.38%) Social Media
10 1 (1.19%) Digital TV
10 1 (1.19%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.19%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 33 (39.29%) Linux
2 22 (26.19%) Windows
3 15 (17.86%) Unix
4 8 (9.52%) Windows Server
5 5 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (5.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.76%) Android
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) Kali Linux
8 1 (1.19%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.19%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) Network Design
2 18 (21.43%) Load Balancing
3 11 (13.10%) Network Architecture
3 11 (13.10%) Time Management
4 9 (10.71%) Information Security
4 9 (10.71%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (9.52%) Migration
6 7 (8.33%) DDoS Mitigation
6 7 (8.33%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 7 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.14%) Mentoring
7 6 (7.14%) Network Management
7 6 (7.14%) People Management
7 6 (7.14%) SOA
7 6 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (5.95%) Configuration Management
8 5 (5.95%) E-Discovery
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.10%) Python
2 9 (10.71%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) C
3 5 (5.95%) Java
4 3 (3.57%) Perl
4 3 (3.57%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.38%) Lisp
6 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.19%) C++
6 1 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 45 (53.57%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (36.90%) CCNP
3 30 (35.71%) CCNA
4 12 (14.29%) JNCIA
5 10 (11.90%) CCIP
6 9 (10.71%) CCIE
7 7 (8.33%) CISSP
7 7 (8.33%) GIAC
7 7 (8.33%) JNCIE
8 5 (5.95%) Degree
9 4 (4.76%) JNCIP
9 4 (4.76%) RHCT
10 3 (3.57%) CCSA
11 2 (2.38%) CCSE
11 2 (2.38%) CEH
11 2 (2.38%) GPEN
11 2 (2.38%) OSCE
11 2 (2.38%) OSCP
11 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
11 2 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) QA
4 1 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (7.14%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.76%) Docker
4 4 (4.76%) Firmware
4 4 (4.76%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.38%) pfSense
5 2 (2.38%) Snort
6 1 (1.19%) Squid
6 1 (1.19%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 15 (17.86%) Nagios
2 6 (7.14%) Cisco UCCX
2 6 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.95%) EnCase
3 5 (5.95%) Puppet
4 3 (3.57%) Graphite
5 2 (2.38%) Nessus
5 2 (2.38%) Pingdom
5 2 (2.38%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (1.19%) Ansible
6 1 (1.19%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.19%) Cobbler
6 1 (1.19%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.19%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.19%) OpenView
6 1 (1.19%) RANCID
6 1 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 62 (73.81%) Cisco
2 27 (32.14%) Juniper
3 23 (27.38%) VMware
4 17 (20.24%) CheckPoint
5 14 (16.67%) Huawei
6 10 (11.90%) Fortinet
6 10 (11.90%) Infoblox
7 8 (9.52%) Citrix
8 7 (8.33%) F5
8 7 (8.33%) HP
9 6 (7.14%) Microsoft
10 5 (5.95%) Avaya
10 5 (5.95%) Dell
10 5 (5.95%) Ericsson
10 5 (5.95%) Red Hat
10 5 (5.95%) Riverbed
10 5 (5.95%) Sophos
11 4 (4.76%) Acronis
11 4 (4.76%) Aerohive Networks
11 4 (4.76%) Rackspace
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