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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 113 102 111
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing IPsec 17 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.60% 0.83% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 3.58% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+125.00% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £387 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £500 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £112.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-71.11% +221.42%
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
728 643 658
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.52% 23.15% 26.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 312 237 211
Average daily rate £300 £280 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 38 20
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +40.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £16.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 April 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 +2 11 - -
Slough -1 1 £405 +102.50% 1
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 40 (81.63%) VPN
2 39 (79.59%) Cisco
3 35 (71.43%) Firewall
4 32 (65.31%) Cisco Certification
5 31 (63.27%) OSPF
6 28 (57.14%) CheckPoint
6 28 (57.14%) Telecoms
7 27 (55.10%) Network Security
8 26 (53.06%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (44.90%) Degree
9 22 (44.90%) CCNP
10 21 (42.86%) RIP
10 21 (42.86%) F5
11 20 (40.82%) SSL
11 20 (40.82%) CISSP
11 20 (40.82%) PCI DSS
12 19 (38.78%) Wireless
12 19 (38.78%) Internet
12 19 (38.78%) ITIL
12 19 (38.78%) Linux
13 17 (34.69%) Fortinet
13 17 (34.69%) LAN
13 17 (34.69%) BGP
13 17 (34.69%) Cisco ISE
14 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
14 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
15 15 (30.61%) Risk Assessment
15 15 (30.61%) SecurID
15 15 (30.61%) eTOM
15 15 (30.61%) CA

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 6 (12.24%) Apache
2 4 (8.16%) IIS
3 2 (4.08%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (4.08%) MediaWiki
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Confluence
4 1 (2.04%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (10.20%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (10.20%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 40 (81.63%) VPN
2 35 (71.43%) Firewall
3 31 (63.27%) OSPF
4 27 (55.10%) Network Security
5 26 (53.06%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (42.86%) RIP
7 20 (40.82%) SSL
8 19 (38.78%) Wireless
8 19 (38.78%) Internet
9 17 (34.69%) LAN
9 17 (34.69%) BGP
9 17 (34.69%) Cisco ISE
10 14 (28.57%) MPLS
10 14 (28.57%) WLAN
11 11 (22.45%) WAN
11 11 (22.45%) VLAN
12 9 (18.37%) 4G
12 9 (18.37%) 3G
13 8 (16.33%) EIGRP
13 8 (16.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) DB2
2 2 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.04%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.08%) JIRA
1 2 (4.08%) Subversion
1 2 (4.08%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.08%) Hudson
General
1 28 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Electronics
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (36.73%) Design Engineer
2 16 (32.65%) Security Engineer
3 12 (24.49%) IP Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) Network Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Network Design Engineer
6 6 (12.24%) Network Specialist
7 5 (10.20%) Network Design Specialist
8 4 (8.16%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (8.16%) Security Specialist
9 3 (6.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Architect
10 2 (4.08%) Security Designer
10 2 (4.08%) Network Designer
10 2 (4.08%) Network Architect
10 2 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (4.08%) Designer
11 1 (2.04%) AWS Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) Regular Expression
2 1 (2.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (30.61%) SecurID
2 6 (12.24%) PKI
3 5 (10.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.08%) Wiki
5 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Linux
2 7 (14.29%) Windows
3 6 (12.24%) UNIX
3 6 (12.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (8.16%) AIX
4 4 (8.16%) SUSE
4 4 (8.16%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (6.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) CentOS
6 2 (4.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Debian
7 1 (2.04%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) ITIL
2 15 (30.61%) Risk Assessment
2 15 (30.61%) eTOM
3 13 (26.53%) Load Balancing
4 11 (22.45%) Validation
5 10 (20.41%) Demand Forecasting
6 8 (16.33%) Network Management
7 7 (14.29%) Line Management
7 7 (14.29%) Change Management
8 4 (8.16%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (6.12%) Network Design
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
10 2 (4.08%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.08%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.08%) Migration
10 2 (4.08%) DevOps
10 2 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (4.08%) Capacity Planning
11 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
11 1 (2.04%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) Java
2 2 (4.08%) Perl
2 2 (4.08%) Ruby
2 2 (4.08%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 32 (65.31%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) Degree
2 22 (44.90%) CCNP
3 20 (40.82%) CISSP
4 16 (32.65%) SC Cleared
4 16 (32.65%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.45%) CCIE
6 7 (14.29%) CCDP
7 5 (10.20%) Check Point Certification
7 5 (10.20%) CCSP
7 5 (10.20%) CCNA
8 2 (4.08%) CCDA
8 2 (4.08%) JNCIS
8 2 (4.08%) CCSE
8 2 (4.08%) CCSA
9 1 (2.04%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (40.82%) PCI DSS
2 3 (6.12%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (8.16%) vSphere
1 4 (8.16%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (6.12%) Firmware
3 2 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 2 (4.08%) Postfix
3 2 (4.08%) Samba
3 2 (4.08%) iptables
3 2 (4.08%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (8.16%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.08%) ZABBIX
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.04%) Salt
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) CheckPoint
3 21 (42.86%) F5
4 17 (34.69%) Fortinet
5 15 (30.61%) CA
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
5 15 (30.61%) AlgoSec
5 15 (30.61%) Tufin
6 12 (24.49%) Juniper
7 9 (18.37%) VMware
7 9 (18.37%) Citrix
8 8 (16.33%) Red Hat
9 5 (10.20%) Redback
9 5 (10.20%) Radware
9 5 (10.20%) Nokia
9 5 (10.20%) IBM
10 4 (8.16%) Oracle
10 4 (8.16%) Splunk
11 2 (4.08%) WatchGuard
12 1 (2.04%) Crossbeam