The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 114 90 114
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +24
Contract jobs citing IPsec 5 36 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.21% 1.46% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 5.71% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Average daily rate
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- £200 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -46.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -
IPsec
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
599 631 617
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.70% 25.57% 25.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 205 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £190 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 10 23
Average hourly rate £36.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.71% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £13.45 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+28.37% -26.00%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the Berkshire region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Berkshire region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -8 4 - - 3
Newbury -3 1 - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IPsec also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IPsec.

1 20 (68.97%) VPN
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
3 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
4 15 (51.72%) Firewall
4 15 (51.72%) OSPF
5 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (48.28%) Linux
6 11 (37.93%) Juniper
6 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (34.48%) Degree
7 10 (34.48%) BGP
7 10 (34.48%) Red Hat
7 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
7 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
8 9 (31.03%) 4G
8 9 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
8 9 (31.03%) CCIE
8 9 (31.03%) MPLS
9 8 (27.59%) PKI
9 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (27.59%) LTE
9 8 (27.59%) Network Security
9 8 (27.59%) 3G
9 8 (27.59%) UNIX
9 8 (27.59%) VoIP
9 8 (27.59%) RIP
10 7 (24.14%) SNMP
10 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
10 7 (24.14%) MS Office
10 7 (24.14%) MS Excel

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing IPsec also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited IPsec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (6.90%) Confluence
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (6.90%) MediaWiki
1 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (6.90%) Apache
1 2 (6.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (24.14%) MS Office
1 7 (24.14%) MS Excel
2 6 (20.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) VPN
2 15 (51.72%) OSPF
2 15 (51.72%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) Cisco ASA
4 10 (34.48%) BGP
5 9 (31.03%) MPLS
5 9 (31.03%) 4G
5 9 (31.03%) Radio Access Network
6 8 (27.59%) LTE
6 8 (27.59%) Network Security
6 8 (27.59%) 3G
6 8 (27.59%) VoIP
6 8 (27.59%) RIP
7 7 (24.14%) SNMP
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (24.14%) 3GPP
7 7 (24.14%) FWSM
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco PIX
8 6 (20.69%) Wireless
9 5 (17.24%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.45%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.45%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (6.90%) Subversion
1 2 (6.90%) JIRA
1 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
1 2 (6.90%) Hudson
1 2 (6.90%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (55.17%) Telecoms
2 7 (24.14%) Electronics
3 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (31.03%) Design Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) IP Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Security Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Architect
4 2 (6.90%) Network Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Security Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Designer
4 2 (6.90%) Network Specialist
4 2 (6.90%) Network Design Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) IP Network Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Network Design Specialist
5 1 (3.45%) Tester
5 1 (3.45%) Network Architect
5 1 (3.45%) Technical Tester
5 1 (3.45%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Data Centre
2 8 (27.59%) PKI
3 7 (24.14%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.90%) Wiki
4 2 (6.90%) SecurID
5 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.45%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) UNIX
2 8 (27.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (10.34%) Windows
3 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (6.90%) CentOS
5 1 (3.45%) Debian
5 1 (3.45%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Risk Assessment
1 7 (24.14%) Load Balancing
2 5 (17.24%) Network Management
2 5 (17.24%) Line Management
3 4 (13.79%) Reverse Engineering
4 3 (10.34%) Network Design
4 3 (10.34%) ITIL
4 3 (10.34%) Validation
5 2 (6.90%) Migration
5 2 (6.90%) eTOM
5 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (6.90%) DevOps
5 2 (6.90%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (3.45%) Test Planning
6 1 (3.45%) Database Theory
6 1 (3.45%) Relational Database Theory
6 1 (3.45%) DDoS Mitigation
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.90%) Java
1 2 (6.90%) Perl
1 2 (6.90%) Ruby
1 2 (6.90%) Bash Shell
2 1 (3.45%) PHP
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (48.28%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (34.48%) Degree
3 9 (31.03%) CCIE
4 7 (24.14%) CCNP
4 7 (24.14%) CCDP
4 7 (24.14%) CISSP
5 5 (17.24%) CCSP
5 5 (17.24%) Check Point Certification
6 2 (6.90%) CCSA
6 2 (6.90%) CCSE
6 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
6 2 (6.90%) CCNA
6 2 (6.90%) CCDA
6 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.90%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.45%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (24.14%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) Active Directory
1 2 (6.90%) Samba
1 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.90%) Postfix
1 2 (6.90%) XenServer
1 2 (6.90%) iptables
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) ZABBIX
1 2 (6.90%) Puppet
1 2 (6.90%) TrustSec
2 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 11 (37.93%) Juniper
3 10 (34.48%) Red Hat
3 10 (34.48%) CheckPoint
4 5 (17.24%) Radware
4 5 (17.24%) Redback
4 5 (17.24%) Nokia
5 4 (13.79%) F5
5 4 (13.79%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
7 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
7 2 (6.90%) AlgoSec
7 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
7 2 (6.90%) Tufin
7 2 (6.90%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.90%) CA
8 1 (3.45%) Crossbeam
8 1 (3.45%) IBM