The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 89 118 95
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -23
Contract jobs citing IPsec 32 8 42
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.28% 0.33% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.06% 1.22% 4.29%
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 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £411 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £32.50
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 656 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.23% 26.82% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 220 204
Average daily rate £330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
IPsec
South East

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 - 16 £255 -
Bracknell +1 3 - -
Slough - 2 - - 2
Maidenhead - - - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 46 (83.64%) VPN
2 40 (72.73%) Cisco
2 40 (72.73%) Firewall
3 39 (70.91%) MPLS
3 39 (70.91%) Cisco Certification
4 32 (58.18%) DNS
5 29 (52.73%) OSPF
5 29 (52.73%) BGP
6 27 (49.09%) Juniper
7 26 (47.27%) VoIP
8 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
8 23 (41.82%) CCNP
8 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (40.00%) Load Balancing
9 22 (40.00%) CCIE
10 21 (38.18%) F5
11 19 (34.55%) Cisco PIX
11 19 (34.55%) Network Management
11 19 (34.55%) WAN
11 19 (34.55%) Telecoms
12 18 (32.73%) SNMP
12 18 (32.73%) CISSP
13 17 (30.91%) CCSP
13 17 (30.91%) FWSM
14 16 (29.09%) PCI DSS
15 15 (27.27%) CCDP
16 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (23.64%) Network Design
17 13 (23.64%) Check Point Certification
17 13 (23.64%) Network Security

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (16.36%) Apache
2 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 46 (83.64%) VPN
2 40 (72.73%) Firewall
3 39 (70.91%) MPLS
4 32 (58.18%) DNS
5 29 (52.73%) OSPF
5 29 (52.73%) BGP
6 26 (47.27%) VoIP
7 23 (41.82%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (34.55%) Cisco PIX
8 19 (34.55%) WAN
9 18 (32.73%) SNMP
10 17 (30.91%) FWSM
11 13 (23.64%) Network Security
12 12 (21.82%) BIG-IP
13 11 (20.00%) Internet
13 11 (20.00%) DHCP
13 11 (20.00%) LAN
14 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
14 9 (16.36%) Cisco Nexus
15 8 (14.55%) Wireless
General
1 19 (34.55%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
3 1 (1.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Design Engineer
2 16 (29.09%) IP Engineer
3 14 (25.45%) Network Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Consultant
6 4 (7.27%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.27%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (5.45%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.45%) Analyst
7 3 (5.45%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Architect
8 2 (3.64%) Network Support
8 2 (3.64%) Designer
8 2 (3.64%) NOC Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) IP Network Engineer
9 1 (1.82%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.82%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.45%) SecurID
2 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.82%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.82%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.45%) UNIX
1 3 (5.45%) Windows
1 3 (5.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 19 (34.55%) Network Management
3 14 (25.45%) Risk Assessment
4 13 (23.64%) Network Design
5 11 (20.00%) Network Architecture
6 9 (16.36%) ITIL
7 8 (14.55%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (10.91%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (5.45%) eTOM
9 3 (5.45%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.45%) Process Management
9 3 (5.45%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.45%) Validation
10 2 (3.64%) Migration
10 2 (3.64%) Change Management
10 2 (3.64%) Project Management
10 2 (3.64%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.82%) SABSA
11 1 (1.82%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.82%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.64%) Perl
2 1 (1.82%) Python
2 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.82%) C
2 1 (1.82%) Java
Qualifications
1 39 (70.91%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (41.82%) CCNP
3 22 (40.00%) CCIE
4 18 (32.73%) CISSP
5 17 (30.91%) CCSP
6 15 (27.27%) CCDP
7 13 (23.64%) Check Point Certification
8 9 (16.36%) Security Cleared
9 8 (14.55%) SC Cleared
10 7 (12.73%) Degree
11 6 (10.91%) CCNA
12 3 (5.45%) ISEB
12 3 (5.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (3.64%) CCDE
13 2 (3.64%) CCA
13 2 (3.64%) CCIP
14 1 (1.82%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (29.09%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (16.36%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.45%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 40 (72.73%) Cisco
2 27 (49.09%) Juniper
3 23 (41.82%) CheckPoint
4 21 (38.18%) F5
5 11 (20.00%) Nokia
6 10 (18.18%) Redback
7 9 (16.36%) Radware
8 7 (12.73%) Ericsson
9 6 (10.91%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 6 (10.91%) Huawei
10 5 (9.09%) HP
11 4 (7.27%) Oracle
11 4 (7.27%) Fortinet
11 4 (7.27%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 3 (5.45%) Tufin
12 3 (5.45%) AlgoSec
13 2 (3.64%) Microsoft
13 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
14 1 (1.82%) VMware
14 1 (1.82%) Mitel