The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 189 193 193
Rank change year-on-year
+4 0
Contract jobs citing IPsec 11 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.22% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.93% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 11 5
Average daily rate
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£410 £400 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +35.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £450 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £356 £340
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +4.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
738 777 863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.08% 11.43% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 502 576
Average daily rate £388 £400 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +4.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £589 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 49
Average hourly rate £18.70 £16.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.64% -25.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £27.89 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) DNS
2 18 (66.67%) BGP
2 18 (66.67%) Network Security
3 14 (51.85%) Cisco
3 14 (51.85%) VPN
4 13 (48.15%) Juniper
5 12 (44.44%) OSPF
6 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
6 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
7 10 (37.04%) MPLS
7 10 (37.04%) Linux
8 9 (33.33%) DHCP
9 8 (29.63%) Internet
9 8 (29.63%) SSL
9 8 (29.63%) Finance
10 7 (25.93%) WAN
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
11 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
11 6 (22.22%) F5
11 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (22.22%) ITIL
11 6 (22.22%) Blue Coat
12 5 (18.52%) Banking
12 5 (18.52%) VLAN
12 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
12 5 (18.52%) EIGRP
12 5 (18.52%) Windows
12 5 (18.52%) LAN

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 4 (14.81%) Apache
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 2 (7.41%) nginx
3 2 (7.41%) Jetty
4 1 (3.70%) GlassFish
4 1 (3.70%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
1 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
1 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (70.37%) Firewall
2 18 (66.67%) DNS
2 18 (66.67%) BGP
2 18 (66.67%) Network Security
3 14 (51.85%) VPN
4 12 (44.44%) OSPF
5 11 (40.74%) TCP/IP
6 10 (37.04%) MPLS
7 9 (33.33%) DHCP
8 8 (29.63%) Internet
8 8 (29.63%) SSL
9 7 (25.93%) WAN
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (25.93%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (22.22%) NetScaler
11 5 (18.52%) VLAN
11 5 (18.52%) EIGRP
11 5 (18.52%) LAN
12 4 (14.81%) NetScreen
12 4 (14.81%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 3 (11.11%) DB2
2 1 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (7.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
2 1 (3.70%) Mercurial
2 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 8 (29.63%) Finance
2 5 (18.52%) Banking
3 4 (14.81%) Telecoms
3 4 (14.81%) Investment Banking
4 3 (11.11%) Retail
5 1 (3.70%) Local Government
5 1 (3.70%) Law
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) Network Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Network Security Engineer
2 7 (25.93%) Security Engineer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Network Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) Senior Network Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Network Specialist
4 3 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 2 (7.41%) Network Support
5 2 (7.41%) Linux Administrator
6 1 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Product Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Service Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Network Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) Regular Expression
2 1 (3.70%) Java EE
2 1 (3.70%) Servlets
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) PKI
1 2 (7.41%) e-Health
1 2 (7.41%) SecurID
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Digital Media
2 1 (3.70%) Open Source
2 1 (3.70%) Interactive TV
2 1 (3.70%) Streaming Media
2 1 (3.70%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (37.04%) Linux
2 5 (18.52%) Windows
3 3 (11.11%) Oracle Linux
3 3 (11.11%) SUSE
3 3 (11.11%) AIX
3 3 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (3.70%) CentOS
4 1 (3.70%) Ubuntu
4 1 (3.70%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL
2 5 (18.52%) Load Balancing
3 4 (14.81%) Change Management
3 4 (14.81%) High Availability
4 3 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (11.11%) Line Management
4 3 (11.11%) Network Design
4 3 (11.11%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) E-Commerce
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
5 2 (7.41%) Project Management
5 2 (7.41%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (7.41%) ISMS
5 2 (7.41%) Information Assurance
5 2 (7.41%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (7.41%) DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Data Protection
6 1 (3.70%) Network Architecture
6 1 (3.70%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Java
1 3 (11.11%) SQL
2 2 (7.41%) Python
3 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.70%) Objective-C
3 1 (3.70%) C
3 1 (3.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (18.52%) CCNP
3 4 (14.81%) CCIE
3 4 (14.81%) JNCIP
4 3 (11.11%) JNCIE
5 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
6 1 (3.70%) CCSA
6 1 (3.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.81%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (14.81%) ProxySG
1 4 (14.81%) FreeRADIUS
2 3 (11.11%) vSphere
2 3 (11.11%) Firmware
3 2 (7.41%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.41%) OpenSSH
4 1 (3.70%) KVM
4 1 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.70%) Xen
4 1 (3.70%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) CiscoWorks
1 2 (7.41%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.70%) ZABBIX
2 1 (3.70%) Cacti
2 1 (3.70%) Puppet
2 1 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 14 (51.85%) Cisco
2 13 (48.15%) Juniper
3 11 (40.74%) CheckPoint
4 6 (22.22%) F5
4 6 (22.22%) Blue Coat
5 4 (14.81%) HP
5 4 (14.81%) VMware
5 4 (14.81%) Fortinet
6 3 (11.11%) Oracle
6 3 (11.11%) IBM
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
7 2 (7.41%) CA
8 1 (3.70%) ProCurve
8 1 (3.70%) Sourcefire
8 1 (3.70%) Google
8 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
8 1 (3.70%) Red Hat