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 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 104 123 107
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -16
Contract jobs citing IPsec 29 10 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.01% 0.36% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 1.49% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 3
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£405 £475 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% +61.01%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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
771 672 609
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.82% 24.16% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 249 178
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 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 46 31
Average hourly rate £36.00 £27.20 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.35% +34.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 27 February 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 +4 5 £525 +16.66% 1
Bracknell - - - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 41 (78.85%) VPN
1 41 (78.85%) Cisco
2 40 (76.92%) Firewall
3 31 (59.62%) OSPF
4 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (57.69%) Telecoms
5 29 (55.77%) CheckPoint
5 29 (55.77%) Network Security
6 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
7 22 (42.31%) F5
8 21 (40.38%) Internet
8 21 (40.38%) RIP
9 20 (38.46%) CISSP
9 20 (38.46%) CCNP
10 19 (36.54%) BGP
10 19 (36.54%) ITIL
10 19 (36.54%) Fortinet
10 19 (36.54%) PCI DSS
11 18 (34.62%) SSL
12 17 (32.69%) LAN
12 17 (32.69%) MPLS
12 17 (32.69%) Degree
12 17 (32.69%) Wireless
13 16 (30.77%) SecurID
13 16 (30.77%) CA
13 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
13 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
13 16 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
14 15 (28.85%) AlgoSec
14 15 (28.85%) Tufin

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 7 (13.46%) Apache
2 5 (9.62%) IIS
3 2 (3.85%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.85%) Confluence
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.85%) MediaWiki
3 2 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.92%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 41 (78.85%) VPN
2 40 (76.92%) Firewall
3 31 (59.62%) OSPF
4 29 (55.77%) Network Security
5 27 (51.92%) Cisco ASA
6 21 (40.38%) Internet
6 21 (40.38%) RIP
7 19 (36.54%) BGP
8 18 (34.62%) SSL
9 17 (32.69%) LAN
9 17 (32.69%) Wireless
9 17 (32.69%) MPLS
10 16 (30.77%) Cisco ISE
11 14 (26.92%) WLAN
12 12 (23.08%) VLAN
13 11 (21.15%) WAN
13 11 (21.15%) Ethernet
14 9 (17.31%) 3G
15 8 (15.38%) EIGRP
15 8 (15.38%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.62%) SQL Server
1 5 (9.62%) DB2
2 2 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.85%) Subversion
1 2 (3.85%) JIRA
1 2 (3.85%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.85%) Hudson
1 2 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 30 (57.69%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 18 (34.62%) Design Engineer
2 17 (32.69%) Security Engineer
3 12 (23.08%) IP Engineer
4 11 (21.15%) Network Engineer
5 8 (15.38%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Network Specialist
6 6 (11.54%) Network Design Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Network Design Specialist
8 4 (7.69%) Network Security Specialist
8 4 (7.69%) Architect
8 4 (7.69%) Security Specialist
8 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Support Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Provisioning Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Network Architect
10 2 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 1 (1.92%) Security Architect
11 1 (1.92%) Analyst
11 1 (1.92%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.62%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (30.77%) SecurID
2 2 (3.85%) Wiki
2 2 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.92%) PKI
3 1 (1.92%) DTV
3 1 (1.92%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (28.85%) Linux
2 8 (15.38%) Windows
3 5 (9.62%) AIX
3 5 (9.62%) SUSE
3 5 (9.62%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (5.77%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (3.85%) CentOS
5 2 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.92%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.92%) Debian
6 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (36.54%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Risk Assessment
2 15 (28.85%) eTOM
3 14 (26.92%) Load Balancing
4 11 (21.15%) Validation
5 10 (19.23%) Demand Forecasting
6 8 (15.38%) Network Management
6 8 (15.38%) Change Management
7 5 (9.62%) Migration
8 4 (7.69%) Service Management
8 4 (7.69%) Reverse Engineering
9 3 (5.77%) Line Management
9 3 (5.77%) Network Design
10 2 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (3.85%) DevOps
10 2 (3.85%) Security Architecture
10 2 (3.85%) Capacity Planning
10 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (3.85%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.54%) SQL
2 2 (3.85%) Ruby
2 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
2 2 (3.85%) Java
2 2 (3.85%) Perl
3 1 (1.92%) PHP
Qualifications
1 30 (57.69%) Cisco Certification
2 20 (38.46%) CCNP
2 20 (38.46%) CISSP
3 17 (32.69%) Degree
4 16 (30.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 8 (15.38%) CCIE
6 6 (11.54%) CCNA
7 4 (7.69%) CCDP
7 4 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
7 4 (7.69%) CCSP
8 1 (1.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.92%) CCSE
8 1 (1.92%) JNCIP
8 1 (1.92%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (36.54%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.77%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (9.62%) vSphere
1 5 (9.62%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (7.69%) Firmware
2 4 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.85%) Postfix
3 2 (3.85%) XenServer
3 2 (3.85%) Samba
3 2 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (3.85%) ZABBIX
3 2 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (1.92%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Salt
Vendors
1 41 (78.85%) Cisco
2 29 (55.77%) CheckPoint
3 22 (42.31%) F5
4 19 (36.54%) Fortinet
5 16 (30.77%) CA
6 15 (28.85%) Microsoft
6 15 (28.85%) Tufin
6 15 (28.85%) AlgoSec
7 10 (19.23%) VMware
7 10 (19.23%) Citrix
7 10 (19.23%) Juniper
8 7 (13.46%) Nokia
9 6 (11.54%) IBM
10 5 (9.62%) Oracle
10 5 (9.62%) Radware
10 5 (9.62%) Redback
10 5 (9.62%) Huawei
10 5 (9.62%) Splunk
11 4 (7.69%) Ericsson
12 3 (5.77%) Red Hat