Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 820 737 808
Rank change year-on-year -83 +71 -62
Contract jobs citing IPv6 57 91 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.056% 0.098% 0.080%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.69% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 62 62
UK median daily rate £450 £370 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.62% -1.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £278 £260 £261
90th Percentile £488 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £303 £350
% change year-on-year +57.02% -13.57% +7.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
UK median hourly rate - - £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 13,329 13,215 15,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 8,010 9,261
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 736 721
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.61 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.46% -16.06% +10.23%

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 19 April 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 12 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 19 April 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 -72 55 £463 +25.00% 25
UK excluding London -16 35 £475 +57.02% 25
South East -18 26 £475 +41.79% 5
London -65 21 £400 +5.12% 2
South West +17 12 £475 - 3
North of England +4 3 £413 +17.86% 5
East of England -9 2 £333 +58.33% 9
Yorkshire - 2 £413 -
North West -16 1 £350 - 5
Scotland -33 1 £300 +39.53% 1
Midlands - 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 19 April 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 42 (73.68%) BGP
2 38 (66.67%) MPLS
3 25 (43.86%) Multicast
4 23 (40.35%) IPv4
4 23 (40.35%) Firewall
5 22 (38.60%) Cisco
5 22 (38.60%) SC Cleared
5 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
6 21 (36.84%) VPN
7 19 (33.33%) DNS
8 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
9 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
9 17 (29.82%) OSPF
10 15 (26.32%) WAN
10 15 (26.32%) Wireless
10 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 14 (24.56%) LAN
12 13 (22.81%) CCNA
13 12 (21.05%) Linux
13 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (21.05%) Network Security
14 11 (19.30%) PPP
15 10 (17.54%) CCNP
16 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
16 9 (15.79%) ATM
16 9 (15.79%) DHCP
17 8 (14.04%) Network Design
17 8 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (14.04%) Finance
17 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving

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 2 (3.51%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.75%) Apache
2 1 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
2 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (73.68%) BGP
2 38 (66.67%) MPLS
3 25 (43.86%) Multicast
4 23 (40.35%) Firewall
4 23 (40.35%) IPv4
5 21 (36.84%) VPN
6 19 (33.33%) DNS
7 18 (31.58%) TCP/IP
8 17 (29.82%) OSPF
9 15 (26.32%) WAN
9 15 (26.32%) Wireless
10 14 (24.56%) LAN
11 12 (21.05%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (21.05%) Network Security
12 11 (19.30%) PPP
13 9 (15.79%) ATM
13 9 (15.79%) DHCP
13 9 (15.79%) EIGRP
14 8 (14.04%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (10.53%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (1.75%) Trac
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Electronics
3 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Military
3 1 (1.75%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (70.18%) Network Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Network Security Engineer
2 15 (26.32%) Security Engineer
3 6 (10.53%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
5 3 (5.26%) Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Consultant
5 3 (5.26%) Lead Network Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Network Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Project Analyst
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Data Centre Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Lead Security Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Network Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Network Security Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Security Consultant
6 2 (3.51%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.77%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.75%) JSP
2 1 (1.75%) LAMP
2 1 (1.75%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.02%) Clustering
3 3 (5.26%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.75%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.75%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.75%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.75%) PMI
5 1 (1.75%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.75%) Video on Demand
5 1 (1.75%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 12 (21.05%) Linux
2 4 (7.02%) Unix
2 4 (7.02%) Windows
3 2 (3.51%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.75%) Android
4 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.75%) CentOS
4 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.75%) Solaris
4 1 (1.75%) Ubuntu
4 1 (1.75%) VxWorks
4 1 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.04%) Network Design
1 8 (14.04%) Problem-Solving
2 7 (12.28%) Time Management
3 6 (10.53%) Load Balancing
3 6 (10.53%) Project Management
4 5 (8.77%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (7.02%) Creative Problem-Solving
5 4 (7.02%) Migration
5 4 (7.02%) Network Management
6 3 (5.26%) ITIL
7 2 (3.51%) Change Management
7 2 (3.51%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.51%) Network Architecture
7 2 (3.51%) Network Planning
7 2 (3.51%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.75%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
8 1 (1.75%) Remote Sensing
8 1 (1.75%) SIEM
8 1 (1.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (8.77%) Bash Shell
2 4 (7.02%) AWK
2 4 (7.02%) Perl
2 4 (7.02%) Python
2 4 (7.02%) sed
3 3 (5.26%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (38.60%) SC Cleared
1 22 (38.60%) Security Cleared
2 17 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (22.81%) CCNA
4 10 (17.54%) CCNP
5 6 (10.53%) JNCIA
6 4 (7.02%) CCIE
6 4 (7.02%) ISEB
6 4 (7.02%) ISTQB
6 4 (7.02%) RHCT
7 2 (3.51%) CCDP
7 2 (3.51%) Degree
8 1 (1.75%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE Data Center
8 1 (1.75%) CCIE Wireless
8 1 (1.75%) CCIP
8 1 (1.75%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.51%) Docker
2 2 (3.51%) Xen
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (3.51%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Cacti
3 1 (1.75%) Cisco Prime
3 1 (1.75%) Juniper STRM
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
3 1 (1.75%) OpenNMS
3 1 (1.75%) RANCID
3 1 (1.75%) Red Hat Spacewalk
3 1 (1.75%) SCCM
3 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 22 (38.60%) Cisco
2 6 (10.53%) Juniper
3 4 (7.02%) Citrix
3 4 (7.02%) Fortinet
3 4 (7.02%) Palo Alto
3 4 (7.02%) VMware
4 2 (3.51%) Brocade
5 1 (1.75%) Arista
5 1 (1.75%) Aruba
5 1 (1.75%) Comptel
5 1 (1.75%) Dell Compellent
5 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.75%) F5
5 1 (1.75%) Google
5 1 (1.75%) Huawei
5 1 (1.75%) Infoblox
5 1 (1.75%) Meru Networks
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle
5 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds