Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 846 811 809
Rank change year-on-year -35 -2 -19
Contract jobs citing IPv6 50 75 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.049% 0.071% 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.46% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 43 49
UK median daily rate £380 £382 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.52% -1.42% +3.33%
10th Percentile £269 £350 £290
90th Percentile £488 £485 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £433 £388
% change year-on-year -14.45% +11.61% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 9
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +21.53% -69.87%
10th Percentile £46.25 £41.63 £29.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £44.88 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £43.75 £36.25
% change year-on-year +8.57% +20.69% -69.67%

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 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 24 November 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 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 24 November 2017. 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 -32 46 £398 +4.06% 12
UK excluding London +23 33 £370 -14.45% 11
South East -5 17 £450 -
London -21 16 £395 +5.33% 1
East of England +1 5 £325 -21.21% 1
North of England +55 4 £425 +45.30% 7
Midlands +31 4 £325 -
West Midlands +20 4 £325 -
North West +28 3 £425 +45.30% 7
South West -3 3 £450 +9.29% 3
Scotland - 3 £215 -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 29 (58.00%) Firewall
2 24 (48.00%) IPv4
3 22 (44.00%) WAN
4 20 (40.00%) Cisco
4 20 (40.00%) BGP
5 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (34.00%) LAN
6 17 (34.00%) MPLS
6 17 (34.00%) Network Security
7 15 (30.00%) OSPF
7 15 (30.00%) Wireless
8 13 (26.00%) DHCP
8 13 (26.00%) DNS
9 12 (24.00%) HP
10 11 (22.00%) Windows
10 11 (22.00%) HSRP
11 10 (20.00%) Network Management
11 10 (20.00%) 802.1X
11 10 (20.00%) Degree
11 10 (20.00%) SNMP
11 10 (20.00%) TACACS
11 10 (20.00%) VRRP
12 9 (18.00%) Information Security
12 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
12 9 (18.00%) Linux
12 9 (18.00%) Broadband
12 9 (18.00%) QA
12 9 (18.00%) Riverbed
12 9 (18.00%) SolarWinds
12 9 (18.00%) Spanning Tree

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 3 (6.00%) IIS
2 1 (2.00%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (4.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.00%) PaaS
2 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (58.00%) Firewall
2 24 (48.00%) IPv4
3 22 (44.00%) WAN
4 20 (40.00%) BGP
5 17 (34.00%) LAN
5 17 (34.00%) MPLS
5 17 (34.00%) Network Security
6 15 (30.00%) OSPF
6 15 (30.00%) Wireless
7 13 (26.00%) DHCP
7 13 (26.00%) DNS
8 11 (22.00%) HSRP
9 10 (20.00%) SNMP
9 10 (20.00%) TACACS
9 10 (20.00%) VRRP
10 9 (18.00%) Broadband
10 9 (18.00%) Spanning Tree
11 8 (16.00%) NGN
11 8 (16.00%) VoIP
11 8 (16.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.00%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (2.00%) MongoDB
1 1 (2.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (10.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (10.00%) JUnit
1 5 (10.00%) Selenium
2 4 (8.00%) Bugzilla
2 4 (8.00%) JIRA
2 4 (8.00%) Redmine
2 4 (8.00%) Trac
3 3 (6.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.00%) Subversion
General
1 8 (16.00%) Law
2 6 (12.00%) Telecoms
3 5 (10.00%) Finance
3 5 (10.00%) Marketing
4 3 (6.00%) Dutch Language
4 3 (6.00%) German Language
4 3 (6.00%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (20.00%) Network Manager
3 5 (10.00%) Software Tester
3 5 (10.00%) Tester
4 4 (8.00%) Network Security Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Security Engineer
4 4 (8.00%) Test Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Development Manager
5 3 (6.00%) Integration Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Architect
6 2 (4.00%) Designer
6 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Network Designer
6 2 (4.00%) Security Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Integration Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Systems Manager
6 2 (4.00%) Workstream Lead
7 1 (2.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 6 (12.00%) .NET
3 2 (4.00%) LAMP
3 2 (4.00%) Middleware
4 1 (2.00%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (2.00%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.00%) Management Information System
1 8 (16.00%) Virtual Team
2 6 (12.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.00%) PKI
3 4 (8.00%) STB
4 3 (6.00%) Video\Live Streaming
5 2 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (2.00%) Clustering
6 1 (2.00%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (2.00%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.00%) Smart Meter
6 1 (2.00%) Video on Demand
6 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.00%) Windows
2 9 (18.00%) Linux
3 4 (8.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (2.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (2.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (20.00%) Network Management
2 9 (18.00%) Information Security
3 8 (16.00%) Capacity Planning
3 8 (16.00%) Low Latency
3 8 (16.00%) Network Architecture
3 8 (16.00%) Network Design
3 8 (16.00%) Practice Management
3 8 (16.00%) Regulatory Compliance
3 8 (16.00%) Service Delivery
3 8 (16.00%) Service Management
3 8 (16.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 8 (16.00%) Supplier Management
3 8 (16.00%) Supply Chain Management
4 7 (14.00%) ITIL
5 6 (12.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (12.00%) Validation
6 5 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (10.00%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 5 (10.00%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.00%) PHP
2 7 (14.00%) Perl
3 5 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.00%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 5 (10.00%) Ruby
3 5 (10.00%) VB.NET
4 4 (8.00%) Python
4 4 (8.00%) SQL
5 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (20.00%) Degree
3 7 (14.00%) CCNA
4 4 (8.00%) CCNP
4 4 (8.00%) ISEB
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB
4 4 (8.00%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 4 (8.00%) PMI Certification
4 4 (8.00%) PMP
4 4 (8.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (6.00%) CCIE
5 3 (6.00%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.00%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.00%) CCIP
6 1 (2.00%) CISSP
6 1 (2.00%) JNCIP
6 1 (2.00%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (18.00%) QA
2 2 (4.00%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (12.00%) Firmware
2 5 (10.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (6.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (10.00%) Cacti
2 3 (6.00%) Nagios
3 2 (4.00%) OpenNMS
3 2 (4.00%) Puppet
3 2 (4.00%) RANCID
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
3 2 (4.00%) SCOM
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.00%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (2.00%) EnCase
4 1 (2.00%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.00%) Juniper STRM
4 1 (2.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 20 (40.00%) Cisco
2 12 (24.00%) HP
3 9 (18.00%) CheckPoint
3 9 (18.00%) Riverbed
3 9 (18.00%) SolarWinds
4 8 (16.00%) SAP
5 7 (14.00%) Brocade
6 5 (10.00%) Infoblox
6 5 (10.00%) Juniper
7 4 (8.00%) F5
8 3 (6.00%) Aruba
8 3 (6.00%) Meru Networks
8 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.00%) VMware
9 2 (4.00%) Ericsson
9 2 (4.00%) Foundry
9 2 (4.00%) Huawei
9 2 (4.00%) Oracle
9 2 (4.00%) ZyXEL