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 6 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 174 191 184
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -7
Contract jobs citing IPsec 11 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.67% 1.26% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 9
Average daily rate
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£438 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +51.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £405 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £445 £999
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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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
659 634 823
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.33% 11.13% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 402 551
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 24 42
Average hourly rate £18.70 £20.00 £40.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.50% -50.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £14.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the City of London region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram 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 6 March 2015, 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 13 (61.90%) DNS
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 12 (57.14%) BGP
3 11 (52.38%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) SSL
3 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 11 (52.38%) Linux
4 9 (42.86%) Juniper
5 8 (38.10%) WAN
5 8 (38.10%) DHCP
5 8 (38.10%) OSPF
5 8 (38.10%) Network Security
5 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 6 (28.57%) Internet
7 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
7 6 (28.57%) HTTP
8 5 (23.81%) VLAN
8 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
8 5 (23.81%) Puppet
8 5 (23.81%) MySQL
8 5 (23.81%) Java
8 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (23.81%) MPLS
8 5 (23.81%) CCNP
8 5 (23.81%) F5
8 5 (23.81%) DevOps

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

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, 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 2 (9.52%) Apache
2 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.76%) GlassFish
2 1 (4.76%) Jetty
2 1 (4.76%) nginx
2 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Office
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.76%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 13 (61.90%) DNS
2 12 (57.14%) BGP
3 11 (52.38%) Firewall
3 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
3 11 (52.38%) VPN
3 11 (52.38%) SSL
4 8 (38.10%) WAN
4 8 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (38.10%) Network Security
4 8 (38.10%) OSPF
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
6 6 (28.57%) HTTP
6 6 (28.57%) Internet
7 5 (23.81%) MPLS
7 5 (23.81%) Wireshark
7 5 (23.81%) VLAN
8 4 (19.05%) FTP
8 4 (19.05%) SNMP
8 4 (19.05%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) MySQL
2 4 (19.05%) RDBMS
2 4 (19.05%) MongoDB
2 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
2 4 (19.05%) Relational Database
3 1 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 2 (9.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (4.76%) Subversion
3 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (28.57%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Network Support
5 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) NOC Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Web Services
1 1 (4.76%) Java EE
1 1 (4.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Open Source
2 2 (9.52%) Digital Media
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.52%) Interactive TV
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
2 2 (9.52%) Streaming Media
3 1 (4.76%) BBC
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Linux
2 3 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (4.76%) AIX
3 1 (4.76%) UNIX
3 1 (4.76%) SUSE
3 1 (4.76%) Debian
3 1 (4.76%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.76%) CentOS
3 1 (4.76%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Configuration Management
2 5 (23.81%) DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) High Availability
3 4 (19.05%) Network Design
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (14.29%) Load Balancing
4 3 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 3 (14.29%) Microservices
4 3 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (9.52%) WAN Optimisation
5 2 (9.52%) ISMS
5 2 (9.52%) Information Assurance
5 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) OOP
5 2 (9.52%) OO
5 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
5 2 (9.52%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Python
2 3 (14.29%) C
3 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
4 1 (4.76%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.76%) Perl
4 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) CCNP
1 5 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) JNCIP
3 1 (4.76%) JNCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCIE
3 1 (4.76%) CCSA
3 1 (4.76%) CCSE
3 1 (4.76%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (19.05%) ProxySG
2 2 (9.52%) FreeRADIUS
3 1 (4.76%) KVM
3 1 (4.76%) NFS
3 1 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.76%) XenServer
3 1 (4.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Puppet
2 4 (19.05%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
4 1 (4.76%) Nagios
4 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
4 1 (4.76%) Cacti
4 1 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 13 (61.90%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Juniper
3 7 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 7 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 5 (23.81%) F5
5 4 (19.05%) HP
6 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
7 2 (9.52%) VMware
7 2 (9.52%) Sun
8 1 (4.76%) Oracle
8 1 (4.76%) IBM
8 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (4.76%) Citrix
8 1 (4.76%) CA
8 1 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.76%) Sourcefire
8 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds
8 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
8 1 (4.76%) Imperva
8 1 (4.76%) Rackspace