The first table below looks at the demand for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Bristol 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 67 54 65
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +11
Contract jobs citing IPsec 3 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.32% 0.63% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.30% 5.06% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Average daily rate £425 £200 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -60.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £112.50 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+221.42% +12.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
91 79 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 9.71% 12.36% 13.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 43 82
Average daily rate £375 £288 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -28.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £196 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £21.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +30.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £20.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
IPsec
South West

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in Bristol

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
1 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Puppet
2 3 (60.00%) Hudson
2 3 (60.00%) Wiki
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) MediaWiki
2 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (60.00%) Subversion
2 3 (60.00%) JIRA
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) ZABBIX
2 3 (60.00%) Postfix
2 3 (60.00%) XenServer
2 3 (60.00%) nginx
2 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (60.00%) Confluence
2 3 (60.00%) IPv6
2 3 (60.00%) Ruby
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (60.00%) MediaWiki
1 3 (60.00%) nginx
1 3 (60.00%) Confluence
1 3 (60.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Network Security
2 3 (60.00%) IPv6
2 3 (60.00%) OSPF
2 3 (60.00%) BGP
2 3 (60.00%) EIGRP
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) LAN
2 3 (60.00%) WAN
2 3 (60.00%) LDAP
3 1 (20.00%) RNC
3 1 (20.00%) SIGTRAN
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) UMTS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) RTCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Relational Database
1 3 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (60.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Hudson
1 3 (60.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (60.00%) Subversion
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Linux Administrator
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Test Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Ubuntu
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Debian
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Capacity Planning
2 3 (60.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (60.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (60.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Information Security
3 1 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (20.00%) Validation
3 1 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (60.00%) Ruby
1 3 (60.00%) Java
1 3 (60.00%) Perl
1 3 (60.00%) PHP
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Postfix
1 3 (60.00%) XenServer
1 3 (60.00%) Samba
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Puppet
1 3 (60.00%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint