Period
to 20 September 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 20 September 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
20 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 842 791 818
Rank change year-on-year -51 +27 -15
Contract jobs citing IPv6 55 78 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.053% 0.079% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.58% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 61
UK median daily rate £350 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.95% +6.00% -1.83%
10th Percentile £228 £263 £300
90th Percentile £450 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £400
% change year-on-year +3.85% -18.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
UK median hourly rate £51.13 £40.25 £43.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.02% -8.00% +9.38%
10th Percentile £47.61 £33.88 £41.63
90th Percentile £55.54 £47.23 £44.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.25 £43.75
% change year-on-year - -8.00% +20.69%

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 13,660 13,447 16,770
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.27% 13.61% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,295 8,129 10,221
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 725 743 827
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.97 £11.50
90th Percentile £48.45 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% -25.64% +23.85%

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 20 September 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 11 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 20 September 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 -55 50 £400 - 32
UK excluding London -10 37 £338 +3.85% 26
London -40 18 £408 -11.89% 6
East of England +10 13 £400 +23.08% 9
South East -24 10 £290 -10.77% 7
Scotland -21 5 £313 +45.35%
South West - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -15 3 £413 -
North of England -18 3 £413 -8.33% 8
Midlands -18 2 £313 -3.85% 1
West Midlands -31 2 £313 -3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 20 September 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 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 31 (56.36%) Linux
3 28 (50.91%) IPv4
4 25 (45.45%) BGP
5 24 (43.64%) DNS
5 24 (43.64%) WAN
6 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (32.73%) TCP/IP
7 18 (32.73%) CCNP
7 18 (32.73%) Firewall
8 17 (30.91%) Wi-Fi
8 17 (30.91%) DHCP
9 16 (29.09%) LAN
9 16 (29.09%) OSPF
10 14 (25.45%) Wireless
10 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
11 12 (21.82%) Windows
12 11 (20.00%) VoIP
12 11 (20.00%) Python
12 11 (20.00%) Juniper
12 11 (20.00%) Internet
12 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
13 10 (18.18%) Change Management
13 10 (18.18%) CCNA
13 10 (18.18%) Network Design
13 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
14 9 (16.36%) HTTP
14 9 (16.36%) MPLS
14 9 (16.36%) DSL
15 8 (14.55%) Windows Server

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 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (3.64%) MS Exchange
1 2 (3.64%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.73%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.64%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (3.64%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (3.64%) Firebase
3 2 (3.64%) IaaS
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.82%) OpenShift
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (50.91%) IPv4
2 25 (45.45%) BGP
3 24 (43.64%) DNS
3 24 (43.64%) WAN
4 18 (32.73%) Firewall
4 18 (32.73%) TCP/IP
5 17 (30.91%) DHCP
5 17 (30.91%) Wi-Fi
6 16 (29.09%) LAN
6 16 (29.09%) OSPF
7 14 (25.45%) Wireless
8 11 (20.00%) Internet
8 11 (20.00%) VoIP
9 10 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (16.36%) DSL
10 9 (16.36%) HTTP
10 9 (16.36%) MPLS
11 8 (14.55%) VXLAN
12 7 (12.73%) FTP
12 7 (12.73%) IPsec
Development Applications
1 4 (7.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (3.64%) Gradle
2 2 (3.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (1.82%) JMeter
3 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
General
1 7 (12.73%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.91%) Finance
3 3 (5.45%) Electronics
4 2 (3.64%) Advertising
4 2 (3.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.64%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Retail
5 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 27 (49.09%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.73%) Developer
3 4 (7.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (7.27%) Support Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Analyst
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Support
4 3 (5.45%) NetBackup Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Network Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Network Deployment Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Server Support
4 3 (5.45%) Wireless Engineer
4 3 (5.45%) Wireless Network Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.73%) Ajax
1 7 (12.73%) CGI
1 7 (12.73%) HTML
1 7 (12.73%) JSON
2 2 (3.64%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.64%) Kafka
3 1 (1.82%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.82%) SAML
3 1 (1.82%) WAP
3 1 (1.82%) WML
3 1 (1.82%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.45%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.73%) Media Streaming
2 7 (12.73%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (7.27%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.82%) Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) CMDB
4 1 (1.82%) MPEG
4 1 (1.82%) Over-the-Top Content
4 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.82%) Social Media
4 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 31 (56.36%) Linux
2 12 (21.82%) Windows
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Server
4 7 (12.73%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.27%) Unix
6 3 (5.45%) Android
7 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
7 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
7 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.82%) CentOS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.00%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (18.18%) Change Management
2 10 (18.18%) Network Design
3 7 (12.73%) Collaborative Working
3 7 (12.73%) Configuration Management
3 7 (12.73%) Creative Thinking
3 7 (12.73%) Defect Tracking
3 7 (12.73%) Innovative Thinking
3 7 (12.73%) Scrum
3 7 (12.73%) Software Engineering
4 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (7.27%) DevOps
5 4 (7.27%) Load Balancing
5 4 (7.27%) Network Monitoring
6 3 (5.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (5.45%) ITIL
6 3 (5.45%) Migration
6 3 (5.45%) Performance Management
6 3 (5.45%) Project Management
7 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.00%) Python
2 7 (12.73%) C
2 7 (12.73%) C++
2 7 (12.73%) Embedded C
2 7 (12.73%) JavaScript
3 6 (10.91%) Bash Shell
4 5 (9.09%) Perl
5 2 (3.64%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (34.55%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.73%) CCNP
3 10 (18.18%) CCNA
4 5 (9.09%) Degree
5 2 (3.64%) JNCIA
5 2 (3.64%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.82%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCSA
6 1 (1.82%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.82%) GIAC
6 1 (1.82%) MCSE
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) GCP
1 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (5.45%) Active Directory
1 3 (5.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (3.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
2 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.82%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) Ansible
2 3 (5.45%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.45%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 2 (3.64%) Kibana
3 2 (3.64%) Kubernetes
3 2 (3.64%) logstash
3 2 (3.64%) Nagios
4 1 (1.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
4 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 34 (61.82%) Cisco
2 11 (20.00%) Juniper
3 6 (10.91%) Arista
4 5 (9.09%) Brocade
5 4 (7.27%) Dell
5 4 (7.27%) EMC
5 4 (7.27%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.27%) Palo Alto
5 4 (7.27%) VMware
6 3 (5.45%) APTARE
6 3 (5.45%) Fortinet
6 3 (5.45%) IBM
6 3 (5.45%) Infoblox
6 3 (5.45%) Nortel
6 3 (5.45%) Oracle
6 3 (5.45%) Veritas
7 2 (3.64%) Aruba
7 2 (3.64%) Extreme Networks
7 2 (3.64%) Google
7 2 (3.64%) Riverbed