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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 182 215 208
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -7
Contract jobs citing IPsec 15 4 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.26% 0.055% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 0.47% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £338 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £306 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £338 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £369
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £27.50
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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
790 854 986
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.58% 11.78% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 572 642
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 30 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £23.75 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.89% +15.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 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 14 (63.64%) VPN
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) DNS
3 12 (54.55%) BGP
4 10 (45.45%) Cisco
4 10 (45.45%) Network Security
5 9 (40.91%) DHCP
6 8 (36.36%) MPLS
6 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) VMware
7 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
7 7 (31.82%) WAN
7 7 (31.82%) ITIL
7 7 (31.82%) Linux
8 6 (27.27%) Windows
8 6 (27.27%) LAN
8 6 (27.27%) SSL
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (22.73%) Internet
9 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
9 5 (22.73%) Juniper
9 5 (22.73%) Service Management
9 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
10 4 (18.18%) VLAN
10 4 (18.18%) Finance
10 4 (18.18%) Banking
10 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (18.18%) CCNP

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (13.64%) IIS
1 3 (13.64%) Apache
2 1 (4.55%) Tomcat
2 1 (4.55%) WebSphere
2 1 (4.55%) Jetty
2 1 (4.55%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (9.09%) Google App Engine
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (63.64%) VPN
1 14 (63.64%) Firewall
2 13 (59.09%) DNS
3 12 (54.55%) BGP
4 10 (45.45%) Network Security
5 9 (40.91%) DHCP
6 8 (36.36%) MPLS
6 8 (36.36%) OSPF
6 8 (36.36%) TCP/IP
7 7 (31.82%) WAN
8 6 (27.27%) LAN
8 6 (27.27%) SSL
8 6 (27.27%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (22.73%) Internet
9 5 (22.73%) EIGRP
9 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
10 4 (18.18%) VLAN
10 4 (18.18%) Ethernet
10 4 (18.18%) NetScaler
11 3 (13.64%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) SQL Server
1 3 (13.64%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (4.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
1 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (18.18%) Banking
1 4 (18.18%) Finance
2 3 (13.64%) Retail
2 3 (13.64%) Investment Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Local Government
3 1 (4.55%) Law
3 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Network Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Network Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Network Specialist
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Network Specialist
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Administrator
4 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
5 1 (4.55%) Network Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Product Manager
5 1 (4.55%) Security Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Firewall Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Regular Expression
2 1 (4.55%) .NET
2 1 (4.55%) J2EE
2 1 (4.55%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Firmware
2 1 (4.55%) e-Health
2 1 (4.55%) SecurID
2 1 (4.55%) FMCG
2 1 (4.55%) Open Source
2 1 (4.55%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (31.82%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (13.64%) AIX
3 3 (13.64%) SUSE
3 3 (13.64%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (9.09%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Service Management
2 5 (22.73%) Load Balancing
3 3 (13.64%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) Network Design
4 2 (9.09%) Network Management
4 2 (9.09%) Data Protection
4 2 (9.09%) DevOps
5 1 (4.55%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.55%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (4.55%) Database Security
5 1 (4.55%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 1 (4.55%) Security Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.55%) Validation
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (13.64%) SQL
2 1 (4.55%) C
2 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (18.18%) CCNP
2 2 (9.09%) CCNA
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.55%) CISSP
3 1 (4.55%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (4.55%) CISA
3 1 (4.55%) CISM
3 1 (4.55%) JNCIP
3 1 (4.55%) JNCIE
3 1 (4.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
1 1 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (13.64%) Active Directory
1 3 (13.64%) vSphere
1 3 (13.64%) FreeRADIUS
2 2 (9.09%) OpenSSH
2 2 (9.09%) Xen
2 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.55%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 2 (9.09%) CA Spectrum
2 1 (4.55%) OpenView
2 1 (4.55%) CiscoWorks
2 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds Orion
2 1 (4.55%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (4.55%) Puppet
2 1 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (45.45%) Cisco
2 7 (31.82%) CheckPoint
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Juniper
4 4 (18.18%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) F5
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle
5 3 (13.64%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) CA
6 2 (9.09%) Google
6 2 (9.09%) Fortinet
7 1 (4.55%) ProCurve
7 1 (4.55%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.55%) SolarWinds
7 1 (4.55%) Aruba
7 1 (4.55%) Blue Coat
7 1 (4.55%) Nokia
7 1 (4.55%) McAfee
7 1 (4.55%) Websense
7 1 (4.55%) HP