Period
to 18 July 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 18 July 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
18 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 850 735 795
Rank change year-on-year -115 +60 -2
Contract jobs citing IPv6 41 105 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.040% 0.11% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.81% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 62 72
UK median daily rate £400 £373 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £248 £224 £263
90th Percentile £488 £586 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £310 £375
% change year-on-year +33.06% -17.33% +14.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £51.13 £40.25 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.02% -8.52% +22.22%
10th Percentile £47.61 £33.88 £41.85
90th Percentile £55.54 £47.23 £44.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £44.00
% change year-on-year - -8.52% +22.22%

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 13,721 12,951 16,942
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.26% 13.63% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,440 7,797 10,264
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 766 764 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 18 July 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 10 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 18 July 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 -96 41 £400 +6.67% 32
UK excluding London -39 24 £413 +33.06% 29
London -75 17 £375 -16.67% 3
South East -28 12 £475 +66.67% 7
East of England +9 7 £400 +46.79% 13
South West +8 4 £475 - 4
North of England -22 3 £413 +6.45% 4
Yorkshire -26 3 £413 -
Midlands -9 1 £325 - 1
West Midlands -24 1 £325 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 July 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 30 (73.17%) BGP
2 22 (53.66%) MPLS
2 22 (53.66%) Cisco
3 19 (46.34%) IPv4
4 17 (41.46%) DNS
5 16 (39.02%) Linux
5 16 (39.02%) Wireless
6 15 (36.59%) Firewall
7 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
8 13 (31.71%) CCNP
8 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (31.71%) LAN
8 13 (31.71%) WAN
8 13 (31.71%) Multicast
8 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
9 11 (26.83%) VPN
9 11 (26.83%) OSPF
9 11 (26.83%) Network Design
10 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (24.39%) Python
11 9 (21.95%) DHCP
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (21.95%) Network Security
12 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
12 8 (19.51%) Finance
13 7 (17.07%) PPP
13 7 (17.07%) ATM
13 7 (17.07%) EIGRP
14 6 (14.63%) Change Management

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 (4.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 30 (73.17%) BGP
2 22 (53.66%) MPLS
3 19 (46.34%) IPv4
4 17 (41.46%) DNS
5 16 (39.02%) Wireless
6 15 (36.59%) Firewall
7 14 (34.15%) TCP/IP
8 13 (31.71%) LAN
8 13 (31.71%) Multicast
8 13 (31.71%) WAN
9 11 (26.83%) OSPF
9 11 (26.83%) VPN
10 10 (24.39%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (21.95%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (21.95%) DHCP
11 9 (21.95%) Network Security
12 7 (17.07%) ATM
12 7 (17.07%) EIGRP
12 7 (17.07%) PPP
13 6 (14.63%) Cisco IOS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.76%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (2.44%) Trac
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 5 (12.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.32%) Electronics
4 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.88%) Marketing
5 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (68.29%) Network Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Security Engineer
2 6 (14.63%) Senior Network Engineer
3 4 (9.76%) Analyst
3 4 (9.76%) Support Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Network Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Project Analyst
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Senior Security Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (7.32%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Support
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (4.88%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.44%) Ajax
2 1 (2.44%) CGI
2 1 (2.44%) HTML
2 1 (2.44%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (31.71%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.76%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (4.88%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.44%) Media Streaming
4 1 (2.44%) MPEG
4 1 (2.44%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (2.44%) PKI
4 1 (2.44%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.44%) Social Media
4 1 (2.44%) Video on Demand
4 1 (2.44%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 16 (39.02%) Linux
2 5 (12.20%) Windows
3 3 (7.32%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.88%) Mac OS X
4 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (4.88%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.44%) CentOS
5 1 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.83%) Network Design
2 6 (14.63%) Change Management
2 6 (14.63%) Load Balancing
3 4 (9.76%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (9.76%) Project Management
4 3 (7.32%) Migration
4 3 (7.32%) Time Management
5 2 (4.88%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
5 2 (4.88%) DevOps
5 2 (4.88%) Digital Marketing
5 2 (4.88%) Network Architecture
5 2 (4.88%) Programme Management
5 2 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.44%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (2.44%) Creative Thinking
6 1 (2.44%) Defect Tracking
6 1 (2.44%) Innovative Thinking
6 1 (2.44%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) Python
2 6 (14.63%) Bash Shell
3 4 (9.76%) Perl
4 1 (2.44%) C
4 1 (2.44%) C++
4 1 (2.44%) Embedded C
4 1 (2.44%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 13 (31.71%) CCNP
1 13 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (19.51%) SC Cleared
2 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
3 5 (12.20%) CCNA
4 2 (4.88%) Degree
4 2 (4.88%) ISEB
4 2 (4.88%) ISTQB
4 2 (4.88%) JNCIA
4 2 (4.88%) JNCIP
5 1 (2.44%) A+ Certification
5 1 (2.44%) CCDP
5 1 (2.44%) CCIE
5 1 (2.44%) CCSA
5 1 (2.44%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (2.44%) MCSE
5 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (7.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (14.63%) Ansible
2 3 (7.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Cisco
2 6 (14.63%) Arista
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
3 4 (9.76%) Fortinet
3 4 (9.76%) Juniper
3 4 (9.76%) VMware
4 2 (4.88%) Apple
4 2 (4.88%) F5
4 2 (4.88%) Google
4 2 (4.88%) Microsoft
4 2 (4.88%) Palo Alto
4 2 (4.88%) SAP
5 1 (2.44%) Brocade
5 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) EMC
5 1 (2.44%) Infoblox
5 1 (2.44%) Meru Networks
5 1 (2.44%) NetApp
5 1 (2.44%) Splunk