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 22 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 91 111 93
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -18
Contract jobs citing IPsec 28 9 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.15% 0.37% 1.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 1.41% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 10
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£253 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-36.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £380 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £400 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
612 640 1010
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.06% 26.29% 31.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 214 201
Average daily rate £325 £325 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £454 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 41
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% -21.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
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
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 22 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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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 +19 16 £255 -36.25% 1
Bracknell +2 3 - -
Slough - 2 - - 3
Maidenhead - - - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 42 (80.77%) VPN
2 38 (73.08%) MPLS
2 38 (73.08%) Firewall
3 37 (71.15%) Cisco
4 35 (67.31%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (63.46%) DNS
6 27 (51.92%) BGP
7 26 (50.00%) Juniper
7 26 (50.00%) OSPF
8 23 (44.23%) VoIP
9 22 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
9 22 (42.31%) F5
10 21 (40.38%) Load Balancing
10 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
10 21 (40.38%) CCNP
11 19 (36.54%) CCIE
11 19 (36.54%) WAN
12 18 (34.62%) Network Management
13 17 (32.69%) FWSM
13 17 (32.69%) Cisco PIX
13 17 (32.69%) SNMP
14 16 (30.77%) CISSP
14 16 (30.77%) Telecoms
15 15 (28.85%) CCSP
16 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
16 14 (26.92%) Network Design
17 13 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
17 13 (25.00%) CCDP
18 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
18 12 (23.08%) BIG-IP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 (17.31%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) WebSphere
2 1 (1.92%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.92%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 42 (80.77%) VPN
2 38 (73.08%) MPLS
2 38 (73.08%) Firewall
3 33 (63.46%) DNS
4 27 (51.92%) BGP
5 26 (50.00%) OSPF
6 23 (44.23%) VoIP
7 22 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (36.54%) WAN
9 17 (32.69%) FWSM
9 17 (32.69%) Cisco PIX
9 17 (32.69%) SNMP
10 12 (23.08%) BIG-IP
10 12 (23.08%) Network Security
11 11 (21.15%) DHCP
11 11 (21.15%) LAN
12 10 (19.23%) Internet
12 10 (19.23%) Cisco Nexus
13 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
14 8 (15.38%) Ethernet
General
1 16 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Retail
3 1 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (1.92%) Legal
3 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.92%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Design Engineer
2 15 (28.85%) IP Engineer
3 14 (26.92%) Network Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) Security Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Consultant
6 4 (7.69%) Test Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior IP Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Security Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Cisco Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Oracle Consultant
7 3 (5.77%) Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Test Analyst
8 2 (3.85%) Architect
8 2 (3.85%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Network Support
8 2 (3.85%) Network Architect
8 2 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.77%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.77%) SecurID
2 1 (1.92%) Smart Meter
2 1 (1.92%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 3 (5.77%) UNIX
1 3 (5.77%) Windows
1 3 (5.77%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (40.38%) Load Balancing
2 18 (34.62%) Network Management
3 14 (26.92%) Network Design
4 13 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (23.08%) Network Architecture
6 9 (17.31%) ITIL
7 8 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (11.54%) Demand Forecasting
9 3 (5.77%) eTOM
9 3 (5.77%) Software Testing
9 3 (5.77%) Process Management
9 3 (5.77%) Validation
10 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 2 (3.85%) Change Management
10 2 (3.85%) Capacity Management
11 1 (1.92%) SABSA
11 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
11 1 (1.92%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (1.92%) Stress Testing
11 1 (1.92%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.85%) Perl
2 1 (1.92%) C
2 1 (1.92%) Java
2 1 (1.92%) Python
2 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 35 (67.31%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (40.38%) CCNP
3 19 (36.54%) CCIE
4 16 (30.77%) CISSP
5 15 (28.85%) CCSP
6 13 (25.00%) CCDP
7 12 (23.08%) Check Point Certification
8 8 (15.38%) Security Cleared
9 7 (13.46%) SC Cleared
9 7 (13.46%) Degree
10 5 (9.62%) CCNA
11 3 (5.77%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (5.77%) ISEB
12 2 (3.85%) CCA
12 2 (3.85%) CCDE
13 1 (1.92%) CCSA
13 1 (1.92%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (26.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.92%) COBIT
2 1 (1.92%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (15.38%) FortiGate
2 3 (5.77%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 37 (71.15%) Cisco
2 26 (50.00%) Juniper
3 22 (42.31%) F5
4 21 (40.38%) CheckPoint
5 9 (17.31%) Nokia
6 8 (15.38%) Redback
7 7 (13.46%) Radware
7 7 (13.46%) Ericsson
8 6 (11.54%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 6 (11.54%) Huawei
9 5 (9.62%) HP
10 4 (7.69%) Oracle
10 4 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 3 (5.77%) Tufin
11 3 (5.77%) AlgoSec
11 3 (5.77%) Fortinet
12 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
12 2 (3.85%) VMware
12 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat
13 1 (1.92%) SAP
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