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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 98 119 98
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -21
Contract jobs citing IPsec 26 7 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.04% 0.28% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.90% 1.04% 3.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 10
Average daily rate
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£255 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £400 £345
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.04% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - £27.50
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
666 671 973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.57% 26.67% 31.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 224 209
Average daily rate £360 £330 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £462 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 26 22
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +30.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.20 £13.95 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £31.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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
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 21 August 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 21 August 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 - 11 £255 - 1
Bracknell -1 2 - -
Slough - 1 - - 1
Maidenhead - - - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 47 (88.68%) VPN
2 41 (77.36%) Firewall
3 40 (75.47%) Cisco
3 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (69.81%) MPLS
5 30 (56.60%) OSPF
6 29 (54.72%) DNS
6 29 (54.72%) Juniper
6 29 (54.72%) BGP
7 28 (52.83%) VoIP
8 25 (47.17%) CheckPoint
9 23 (43.40%) CCIE
9 23 (43.40%) CCNP
10 22 (41.51%) Load Balancing
10 22 (41.51%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (39.62%) Network Management
12 20 (37.74%) SNMP
12 20 (37.74%) CISSP
13 19 (35.85%) Cisco PIX
13 19 (35.85%) F5
14 18 (33.96%) FWSM
15 17 (32.08%) CCSP
15 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
16 16 (30.19%) WAN
17 15 (28.30%) CCDP
17 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
17 15 (28.30%) Risk Assessment
18 14 (26.42%) Check Point Certification
18 14 (26.42%) Network Design
19 12 (22.64%) DHCP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 9 (16.98%) Apache
2 1 (1.89%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.89%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.89%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 47 (88.68%) VPN
2 41 (77.36%) Firewall
3 37 (69.81%) MPLS
4 30 (56.60%) OSPF
5 29 (54.72%) BGP
5 29 (54.72%) DNS
6 28 (52.83%) VoIP
7 22 (41.51%) Cisco ASA
8 20 (37.74%) SNMP
9 19 (35.85%) Cisco PIX
10 18 (33.96%) FWSM
11 16 (30.19%) WAN
12 12 (22.64%) DHCP
12 12 (22.64%) Network Security
13 11 (20.75%) BIG-IP
13 11 (20.75%) LAN
14 9 (16.98%) WLAN
14 9 (16.98%) TCP/IP
14 9 (16.98%) Wireless
14 9 (16.98%) Cisco Nexus
General
1 15 (28.30%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.77%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) Design Engineer
2 17 (32.08%) IP Engineer
3 15 (28.30%) Network Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Security Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Network Design Engineer
5 4 (7.55%) Test Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Test Analyst
6 3 (5.66%) Senior IP Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Design Engineer
6 3 (5.66%) Senior Security Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) IP Network Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Designer
7 2 (3.77%) Architect
7 2 (3.77%) Consultant
7 2 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (3.77%) Network Support
8 1 (1.89%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.89%) Network Consultant
8 1 (1.89%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) SecurID
2 1 (1.89%) Computer Science
2 1 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.89%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.89%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.66%) UNIX
2 2 (3.77%) Windows
2 2 (3.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (41.51%) Load Balancing
2 21 (39.62%) Network Management
3 15 (28.30%) Risk Assessment
4 14 (26.42%) Network Design
5 12 (22.64%) Network Architecture
6 9 (16.98%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (11.32%) Demand Forecasting
7 6 (11.32%) ITIL
8 4 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.66%) Validation
9 3 (5.66%) Project Management
9 3 (5.66%) Process Management
9 3 (5.66%) eTOM
9 3 (5.66%) Software Testing
10 2 (3.77%) Migration
10 2 (3.77%) Change Management
10 2 (3.77%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.89%) SABSA
11 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.89%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.77%) Perl
2 1 (1.89%) Python
2 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.89%) C
2 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (43.40%) CCIE
2 23 (43.40%) CCNP
3 20 (37.74%) CISSP
4 17 (32.08%) CCSP
5 15 (28.30%) CCDP
6 14 (26.42%) Check Point Certification
7 10 (18.87%) Security Cleared
8 9 (16.98%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.43%) Degree
10 4 (7.55%) CCNA
11 3 (5.66%) ISEB
11 3 (5.66%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (3.77%) CCDE
12 2 (3.77%) CCA
12 2 (3.77%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (32.08%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (16.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.98%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.66%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (75.47%) Cisco
2 29 (54.72%) Juniper
3 25 (47.17%) CheckPoint
4 19 (35.85%) F5
5 12 (22.64%) Nokia
6 11 (20.75%) Redback
7 10 (18.87%) Radware
8 7 (13.21%) Ericsson
9 6 (11.32%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (11.32%) Huawei
10 5 (9.43%) HP
11 4 (7.55%) Fortinet
11 4 (7.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (5.66%) Tufin
12 3 (5.66%) AlgoSec
13 2 (3.77%) Microsoft
14 1 (1.89%) Oracle
14 1 (1.89%) SAP
14 1 (1.89%) Genesys
14 1 (1.89%) Blue Coat