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 26 June 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 6 (IPv6)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 564 595 597
Rank change year-on-year +31 +2  
Contract jobs citing IPv6 43 56 44
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.079%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.65% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 35 20
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £465 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £310 £375 £326
% change year-on-year -17.33% +14.94%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +25.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £45.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -26.66% +25.00%  

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 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 2017.

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 18 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 26 June 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 +22 41 £400 +6.66% 11
London +8 28 £463 +19.35% 2
South East +13 7 £285 -24.00% 2
Reading +16 5 - - 1
Berkshire +12 5 - - 1
West Midlands +23 3 £325 - 3
Birmingham - 3 £325 -
Scotland +33 2 - -
East of England -5 2 £325 -21.21%
Feltham - 2 - -
Brentwood - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
West Sussex - 2 £285 -
City of London -5 1 - - 1
Crawley - 1 £285 -
Gatwick - 1 £285 -
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 71 (73.20%) Cisco
2 66 (68.04%) IPv4
3 59 (60.82%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (59.79%) BGP
4 58 (59.79%) MPLS
5 57 (58.76%) OSPF
6 56 (57.73%) Firewall
7 53 (54.64%) VPN
8 41 (42.27%) Network Design
9 37 (38.14%) CCNP
10 36 (37.11%) Network Security
11 34 (35.05%) WAN
11 34 (35.05%) TCP/IP
12 33 (34.02%) Linux
13 32 (32.99%) LAN
14 30 (30.93%) CCIE
14 30 (30.93%) Telecoms
15 29 (29.90%) Wireless
16 28 (28.87%) DNS
17 27 (27.84%) Windows
17 27 (27.84%) Juniper
18 26 (26.80%) VLAN
19 22 (22.68%) CCNA
20 21 (21.65%) VMware
21 20 (20.62%) SNMP
21 20 (20.62%) DHCP
22 19 (19.59%) Multicast
23 18 (18.56%) Data Centre
23 18 (18.56%) Migration
24 17 (17.53%) VPLS

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 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (4.12%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.06%) Apache
2 2 (2.06%) JBoss
2 2 (2.06%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.06%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.03%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (8.25%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (3.09%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (16.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (11.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (5.15%) Office 365
5 4 (4.12%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 66 (68.04%) IPv4
2 58 (59.79%) BGP
2 58 (59.79%) MPLS
3 57 (58.76%) OSPF
4 56 (57.73%) Firewall
5 53 (54.64%) VPN
6 36 (37.11%) Network Security
7 34 (35.05%) TCP/IP
7 34 (35.05%) WAN
8 32 (32.99%) LAN
9 29 (29.90%) Wireless
10 28 (28.87%) DNS
11 26 (26.80%) VLAN
12 20 (20.62%) DHCP
12 20 (20.62%) SNMP
13 19 (19.59%) Multicast
14 17 (17.53%) Cisco IOS
14 17 (17.53%) Ethernet
14 17 (17.53%) ICMP
14 17 (17.53%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (4.12%) MySQL
3 2 (2.06%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.06%) Redis
3 2 (2.06%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.06%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (4.12%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.12%) Subversion
2 2 (2.06%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 2 (2.06%) Bugzilla
2 2 (2.06%) JIRA
2 2 (2.06%) JUnit
2 2 (2.06%) Redmine
2 2 (2.06%) Selenium
2 2 (2.06%) Trac
General
1 30 (30.93%) Telecoms
2 13 (13.40%) Military
3 11 (11.34%) Marketing
4 6 (6.19%) Finance
5 5 (5.15%) Legal
5 5 (5.15%) Retail
6 3 (3.09%) Electronics
7 2 (2.06%) Advertising
7 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
8 1 (1.03%) Banking
8 1 (1.03%) Billing
Job Titles
1 27 (27.84%) Network Engineer
2 17 (17.53%) Architect
2 17 (17.53%) Network Architect
3 9 (9.28%) IP Engineer
3 9 (9.28%) Telecoms Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Administrator
4 8 (8.25%) Cisco Architect
4 8 (8.25%) Cisco Network Architect
5 6 (6.19%) Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Cisco Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Cisco Network Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Network Analyst
5 6 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Senior Support Engineer
6 5 (5.15%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.12%) Consultant
7 4 (4.12%) Network Designer
7 4 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.25%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.09%) Middleware
3 2 (2.06%) .NET
3 2 (2.06%) ActiveMQ
3 2 (2.06%) JAAS
3 2 (2.06%) Java EE
3 2 (2.06%) JMS
3 2 (2.06%) JMX
3 2 (2.06%) JNDI
3 2 (2.06%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (2.06%) RFC 2547
3 2 (2.06%) Web Services
4 1 (1.03%) Core Data
4 1 (1.03%) ExaBGP
4 1 (1.03%) JSON
4 1 (1.03%) POSIX
4 1 (1.03%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 18 (18.56%) Data Centre
2 17 (17.53%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (12.37%) Hybrid Cloud
4 8 (8.25%) Clustering
5 7 (7.22%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.19%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (5.15%) STB
8 4 (4.12%) IPTV
8 4 (4.12%) PKI
8 4 (4.12%) Replication
9 3 (3.09%) Computer Science
9 3 (3.09%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (3.09%) Streaming Video
9 3 (3.09%) Video on Demand
10 2 (2.06%) Smart Meter
10 2 (2.06%) Social Media
10 2 (2.06%) Social Network
10 2 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
11 1 (1.03%) CESG
11 1 (1.03%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 33 (34.02%) Linux
2 27 (27.84%) Windows
3 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 9 (9.28%) Unix
4 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (9.28%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (6.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (6.19%) Windows 10
5 6 (6.19%) Windows 7
6 4 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.09%) Android
7 3 (3.09%) CentOS
8 2 (2.06%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.06%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.06%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.06%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.03%) VyOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (42.27%) Network Design
2 18 (18.56%) Migration
3 15 (15.46%) Continuous Improvement
3 15 (15.46%) Load Balancing
4 13 (13.40%) Network Management
5 12 (12.37%) People Management
5 12 (12.37%) SOA
6 11 (11.34%) Time Management
7 9 (9.28%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (8.25%) Project Management
9 7 (7.22%) Presales
10 6 (6.19%) DevOps
10 6 (6.19%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (6.19%) Test Automation
10 6 (6.19%) Virtual Environments
11 5 (5.15%) Configuration Management
11 5 (5.15%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (5.15%) E-Discovery
11 5 (5.15%) Network Architecture
11 5 (5.15%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.37%) SQL
2 11 (11.34%) Python
3 8 (8.25%) Lisp
4 6 (6.19%) Perl
5 4 (4.12%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.12%) C
5 4 (4.12%) Java
5 4 (4.12%) Ruby
6 2 (2.06%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.06%) PHP
6 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.06%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (60.82%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (38.14%) CCNP
3 30 (30.93%) CCIE
4 22 (22.68%) CCNA
5 15 (15.46%) JNCIE
6 10 (10.31%) CCIP
6 10 (10.31%) Degree
7 6 (6.19%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 6 (6.19%) CISSP
7 6 (6.19%) JNCIS
8 5 (5.15%) JNCIA
9 4 (4.12%) GIAC
9 4 (4.12%) JNCIP
9 4 (4.12%) RHCT
9 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
9 4 (4.12%) Security Cleared
10 3 (3.09%) CCDP
10 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (2.06%) MCSE
11 2 (2.06%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.06%) PCI DSS
1 2 (2.06%) QA
1 2 (2.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.03%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (16.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.22%) Hyper-V
3 5 (5.15%) Firmware
4 4 (4.12%) Docker
4 4 (4.12%) Virtual Servers
5 2 (2.06%) pfSense
5 2 (2.06%) Snort
5 2 (2.06%) vSphere
6 1 (1.03%) Squid
Systems Management
1 9 (9.28%) Nagios
2 7 (7.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (6.19%) Cisco UCCX
3 6 (6.19%) Puppet
4 5 (5.15%) EnCase
5 3 (3.09%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (2.06%) Cobbler
6 2 (2.06%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.03%) Ansible
7 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.03%) Graphite
7 1 (1.03%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.03%) RANCID
7 1 (1.03%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 71 (73.20%) Cisco
2 27 (27.84%) Juniper
3 21 (21.65%) VMware
4 15 (15.46%) CheckPoint
5 13 (13.40%) Fortinet
6 11 (11.34%) HP
6 11 (11.34%) Huawei
6 11 (11.34%) Infoblox
7 9 (9.28%) Microsoft
7 9 (9.28%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.25%) Avaya
8 8 (8.25%) F5
9 7 (7.22%) Aerohive Networks
9 7 (7.22%) Meraki
10 6 (6.19%) Brocade
10 6 (6.19%) Citrix
11 5 (5.15%) Dell
11 5 (5.15%) Riverbed
11 5 (5.15%) Sophos
12 4 (4.12%) SonicWALL