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 27 November 2014 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 99 116 86
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -30
Contract jobs citing IPsec 23 10 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.88% 0.40% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.55% 1.75% 4.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 17
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £329 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £377
UK excluding London average daily rate £329 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-9.31% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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
648 570 883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.82% 23.04% 33.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 265 211 247
Average daily rate £330 £350 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £433 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 33 34
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +108.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.28 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 2014.

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 27 November 2014. 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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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 +9 6 - -
Slough - 4 £318 -
Bracknell - 4 £300 -
Newbury - 1 £235 -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 39 (81.25%) VPN
2 36 (75.00%) Firewall
3 35 (72.92%) Cisco
4 32 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (60.42%) CheckPoint
6 25 (52.08%) OSPF
6 25 (52.08%) Telecoms
7 21 (43.75%) Load Balancing
7 21 (43.75%) CISSP
8 20 (41.67%) MPLS
9 19 (39.58%) Network Security
9 19 (39.58%) Risk Assessment
9 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
10 18 (37.50%) BGP
11 17 (35.42%) CCNP
11 17 (35.42%) PCI DSS
12 16 (33.33%) Juniper
12 16 (33.33%) Internet
13 15 (31.25%) CCIE
13 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
13 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
14 14 (29.17%) VoIP
15 13 (27.08%) DNS
15 13 (27.08%) SNMP
15 13 (27.08%) Network Management
15 13 (27.08%) F5
16 12 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
16 12 (25.00%) Fortinet
16 12 (25.00%) Nokia
17 11 (22.92%) CCSP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 2014, 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 (12.50%) Apache
2 5 (10.42%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 39 (81.25%) VPN
2 36 (75.00%) Firewall
3 25 (52.08%) OSPF
4 20 (41.67%) MPLS
5 19 (39.58%) Network Security
5 19 (39.58%) Cisco ASA
6 18 (37.50%) BGP
7 16 (33.33%) Internet
8 14 (29.17%) VoIP
9 13 (27.08%) DNS
9 13 (27.08%) SNMP
10 12 (25.00%) Cisco PIX
11 11 (22.92%) Ethernet
12 10 (20.83%) RIP
13 9 (18.75%) SSL
13 9 (18.75%) LAN
14 8 (16.67%) WLAN
14 8 (16.67%) WAN
14 8 (16.67%) Wireless
14 8 (16.67%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.42%) DB2
General
1 25 (52.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.17%) Electronics
2 2 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 2 (4.17%) Marketing
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Design Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) Network Engineer
2 13 (27.08%) IP Engineer
3 12 (25.00%) Security Engineer
4 8 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Network Design Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Provisioning Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.08%) Designer
8 1 (2.08%) Technical Design Authority
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Security Architect
8 1 (2.08%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) IP Network Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.08%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 10 (20.83%) SecurID
2 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.17%) DTV
4 1 (2.08%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 7 (14.58%) Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (10.42%) Windows
2 5 (10.42%) AIX
2 5 (10.42%) SUSE
3 1 (2.08%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (43.75%) Load Balancing
2 19 (39.58%) Risk Assessment
3 13 (27.08%) Network Management
4 11 (22.92%) ITIL
5 10 (20.83%) Demand Forecasting
6 9 (18.75%) eTOM
7 8 (16.67%) Network Design
8 7 (14.58%) Network Architecture
8 7 (14.58%) Change Management
9 5 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
10 4 (8.33%) Migration
11 3 (6.25%) Line Management
11 3 (6.25%) Service Management
12 2 (4.17%) Process Management
12 2 (4.17%) Service Delivery
12 2 (4.17%) Project Management
12 2 (4.17%) Validation
12 2 (4.17%) Software Testing
12 2 (4.17%) Programme Management
12 2 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) SQL
2 1 (2.08%) Python
2 1 (2.08%) Perl
2 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (43.75%) CISSP
3 17 (35.42%) CCNP
4 15 (31.25%) CCIE
4 15 (31.25%) SC Cleared
4 15 (31.25%) Security Cleared
5 11 (22.92%) CCSP
6 10 (20.83%) Degree
7 9 (18.75%) CCDP
8 8 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (8.33%) CCNA
10 2 (4.17%) ISEB
10 2 (4.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 1 (2.08%) CCIP
11 1 (2.08%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (35.42%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) FreeRADIUS
1 5 (10.42%) vSphere
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.33%) Firmware
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) CA Spectrum
2 2 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 2 (4.17%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 35 (72.92%) Cisco
2 29 (60.42%) CheckPoint
3 16 (33.33%) Juniper
4 13 (27.08%) F5
5 12 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 12 (25.00%) Nokia
6 10 (20.83%) Redback
6 10 (20.83%) Radware
7 9 (18.75%) AlgoSec
7 9 (18.75%) Tufin
8 8 (16.67%) Microsoft
9 7 (14.58%) Huawei
9 7 (14.58%) CA
10 5 (10.42%) Splunk
10 5 (10.42%) Oracle
10 5 (10.42%) IBM
10 5 (10.42%) Citrix
10 5 (10.42%) VMware
11 4 (8.33%) Ericsson
12 3 (6.25%) BT