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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 103 119 93
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -26
Contract jobs citing IPsec 24 5 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.91% 0.19% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 0.86% 2.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 10
Average daily rate
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£350 £394 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +20.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £361 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £435 £351
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
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
653 584 731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.83% 22.59% 30.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 232 221
Average daily rate £350 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 34 36
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +17 4 £525 +31.25%
Slough - 3 £260 -
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Newbury - - - -
IPsec
South East

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 41 (83.67%) VPN
2 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 39 (79.59%) Firewall
3 34 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (63.27%) CheckPoint
5 29 (59.18%) OSPF
6 26 (53.06%) Telecoms
7 24 (48.98%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (46.94%) Network Security
9 22 (44.90%) CISSP
10 21 (42.86%) CCNP
11 20 (40.82%) MPLS
12 19 (38.78%) BGP
12 19 (38.78%) Internet
12 19 (38.78%) Load Balancing
12 19 (38.78%) PCI DSS
12 19 (38.78%) F5
13 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
13 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
13 17 (34.69%) Fortinet
14 16 (32.65%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (32.65%) ITIL
15 15 (30.61%) SSL
16 14 (28.57%) LAN
16 14 (28.57%) Degree
16 14 (28.57%) Wireless
17 13 (26.53%) SecurID
17 13 (26.53%) VoIP
17 13 (26.53%) WLAN
17 13 (26.53%) Ethernet

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (12.24%) Apache
2 5 (10.20%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 41 (83.67%) VPN
2 39 (79.59%) Firewall
3 29 (59.18%) OSPF
4 24 (48.98%) Cisco ASA
5 23 (46.94%) Network Security
6 20 (40.82%) MPLS
7 19 (38.78%) BGP
7 19 (38.78%) Internet
8 15 (30.61%) SSL
9 14 (28.57%) LAN
9 14 (28.57%) Wireless
10 13 (26.53%) VoIP
10 13 (26.53%) WLAN
10 13 (26.53%) Ethernet
10 13 (26.53%) RIP
10 13 (26.53%) SNMP
11 12 (24.49%) WAN
11 12 (24.49%) Cisco ISE
12 10 (20.41%) Cisco PIX
12 10 (20.41%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.20%) SQL Server
1 5 (10.20%) DB2
General
1 26 (53.06%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.12%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Marketing
3 1 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (2.04%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.04%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 14 (28.57%) Design Engineer
2 13 (26.53%) Security Engineer
3 12 (24.49%) Network Engineer
4 11 (22.45%) IP Engineer
5 8 (16.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (8.16%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Network Security Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Provisioning Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.12%) Architect
7 3 (6.12%) Network Design Specialist
7 3 (6.12%) Network Specialist
8 1 (2.04%) NOC Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
8 1 (2.04%) Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.04%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.04%) Network Designer
8 1 (2.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.20%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 13 (26.53%) SecurID
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) DTV
3 1 (2.04%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 9 (18.37%) Linux
2 5 (10.20%) SUSE
2 5 (10.20%) Oracle Linux
2 5 (10.20%) Windows
2 5 (10.20%) AIX
3 1 (2.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (38.78%) Load Balancing
2 16 (32.65%) Risk Assessment
2 16 (32.65%) ITIL
3 13 (26.53%) Network Management
4 12 (24.49%) eTOM
5 9 (18.37%) Demand Forecasting
5 9 (18.37%) Change Management
6 7 (14.29%) Validation
7 5 (10.20%) Network Design
8 4 (8.16%) Migration
8 4 (8.16%) Network Architecture
9 3 (6.12%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (6.12%) Line Management
9 3 (6.12%) Service Management
10 2 (4.08%) Project Management
10 2 (4.08%) Service Delivery
10 2 (4.08%) Security Architecture
10 2 (4.08%) Vulnerability Management
11 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
11 1 (2.04%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.20%) SQL
2 1 (2.04%) Python
2 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
2 1 (2.04%) Perl
Qualifications
1 34 (69.39%) Cisco Certification
2 22 (44.90%) CISSP
3 21 (42.86%) CCNP
4 17 (34.69%) SC Cleared
4 17 (34.69%) Security Cleared
5 14 (28.57%) Degree
6 13 (26.53%) CCIE
7 8 (16.33%) CCSP
8 7 (14.29%) CCDP
9 6 (12.24%) CCNA
9 6 (12.24%) Check Point Certification
10 1 (2.04%) CCSE
10 1 (2.04%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (2.04%) ISEB
10 1 (2.04%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (38.78%) PCI DSS
2 4 (8.16%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (10.20%) vSphere
1 5 (10.20%) FreeRADIUS
2 4 (8.16%) Firmware
3 3 (6.12%) Active Directory
4 2 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (10.20%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (6.12%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.04%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 39 (79.59%) Cisco
2 31 (63.27%) CheckPoint
3 19 (38.78%) F5
4 17 (34.69%) Fortinet
5 13 (26.53%) Juniper
6 12 (24.49%) Microsoft
6 12 (24.49%) CA
6 12 (24.49%) Tufin
6 12 (24.49%) AlgoSec
7 10 (20.41%) Nokia
8 8 (16.33%) Radware
8 8 (16.33%) Redback
9 7 (14.29%) Citrix
10 6 (12.24%) Huawei
10 6 (12.24%) VMware
11 5 (10.20%) Splunk
11 5 (10.20%) IBM
11 5 (10.20%) Oracle
12 4 (8.16%) Ericsson
13 3 (6.12%) BT