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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 146 176 193
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +17
Contract jobs citing IPsec 7 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.22% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.09% 1.73% 1.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 7
Average daily rate £400 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £326 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
IPsec
London

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
335 694 702
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 10.65% 13.50% 11.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 502 451
Average daily rate £413 £388 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% -0.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 24
Average hourly rate £24.00 £18.70 £18.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.34% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.25 £12.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £40.00 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016, 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 11 (73.33%) OSPF
2 10 (66.67%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco
4 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 7 (46.67%) Juniper
5 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
6 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
6 6 (40.00%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (33.33%) Wireless
7 5 (33.33%) CCNP
7 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
7 5 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
8 4 (26.67%) CCNP Voice
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (26.67%) Multicast
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) FTP
8 4 (26.67%) ITIL
8 4 (26.67%) ISDN

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

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1 (6.67%) Apache
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) JBoss
1 1 (6.67%) MediaWiki
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) nginx
Communications & Networking
1 11 (73.33%) OSPF
2 10 (66.67%) BGP
2 10 (66.67%) Firewall
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 8 (53.33%) VPN
5 7 (46.67%) DNS
5 7 (46.67%) MPLS
5 7 (46.67%) TCP/IP
6 6 (40.00%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (40.00%) EIGRP
7 5 (33.33%) Internet
7 5 (33.33%) LAN
7 5 (33.33%) Wireless
8 4 (26.67%) Cisco ISE
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) FTP
8 4 (26.67%) ISDN
8 4 (26.67%) Multicast
9 3 (20.00%) DMVPN
9 3 (20.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) MySQL
1 3 (20.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 2 (13.33%) NoSQL
2 2 (13.33%) RDBMS
3 1 (6.67%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (6.67%) Hudson
2 1 (6.67%) JIRA
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Legal
3 1 (6.67%) Advertising
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Data Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Voice Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Voice Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Voice Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Voice Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Network Consultant
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Support
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Voice Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Voice Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 1 (6.67%) LAMP
3 1 (6.67%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (6.67%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
1 4 (26.67%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (20.00%) PKI
3 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.67%) CESG
4 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.67%) Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
4 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
4 1 (6.67%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 3 (20.00%) Linux
1 3 (20.00%) Unix
1 3 (20.00%) Windows
2 1 (6.67%) CentOS
2 1 (6.67%) Debian
2 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) DevOps
2 3 (20.00%) Procure-to-pay
2 3 (20.00%) Security Architecture
2 3 (20.00%) Service Management
2 3 (20.00%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Low Latency
3 2 (13.33%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Network Design
3 2 (13.33%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (13.33%) Ultra-Low Latency
4 1 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
4 1 (6.67%) Information Assurance
4 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (6.67%) OWASP
4 1 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (6.67%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) Python
3 1 (6.67%) PHP
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCIE
3 5 (33.33%) CCNP
4 4 (26.67%) CCNP Voice
5 2 (13.33%) Degree
6 1 (6.67%) CCNA
6 1 (6.67%) CCSA
6 1 (6.67%) CEH
6 1 (6.67%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (6.67%) CISSP
6 1 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) JNCIS
6 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
6 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (6.67%) RMADS
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) iptables
2 1 (6.67%) Postfix
2 1 (6.67%) Samba
2 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
2 2 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Juniper
3 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 5 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 3 (20.00%) F5
4 3 (20.00%) Polycom
4 3 (20.00%) Riverbed
5 2 (13.33%) Aruba
6 1 (6.67%) Citrix
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat