The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 63 - 47
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IPsec 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.36% - 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% - 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£293 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £324 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
159 75 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 19.16% 12.16% 10.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 43 28
Average daily rate £325 £320 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% -5.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £183 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £12.75 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+103.92% -1.92%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Birmingham region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) DTV
3 2 (40.00%) X.21
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) ISDN
3 2 (40.00%) PPP
3 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (40.00%) Marketing
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) Electronics
3 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (40.00%) Finance
3 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
3 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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.

Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (40.00%) PPP
3 2 (40.00%) ATM
3 2 (40.00%) ISDN
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) BGP
3 2 (40.00%) DSL
3 2 (40.00%) X.21
4 1 (20.00%) LAN
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) FCoE
4 1 (20.00%) NetScaler
4 1 (20.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
General
1 2 (40.00%) Electronics
1 2 (40.00%) Telecoms
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
1 2 (40.00%) Manufacturing
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Analyst
3 2 (40.00%) Network Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) Data Analyst
4 1 (20.00%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (20.00%) Voice Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Programme Management
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
1 2 (40.00%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (20.00%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) PCI DSS
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 2 (40.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) SAP
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper