The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 414 435 477
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +42
Contract jobs citing IPsec 175 121 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.35% 0.25% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.38% 1.85% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 52 40
Average daily rate
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£394 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Average hourly rate - £25.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -
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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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7344 6553 6343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.49% 13.68% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 4202 3597 3312
Average daily rate £360 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 433 362 498
Average hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.78% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.10 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in England

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in England

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in England

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in England

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +22 85 £400 +14.28% 14
South East -10 46 £400 +26.98% 13
North West -4 19 £300 -14.28% 5
South West -5 13 £450 +5.88% 5
Yorkshire -10 12 £288 - 2
North East - 8 £285 - 2
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 233 (67.73%) Cisco
2 199 (57.85%) Firewall
3 191 (55.52%) VPN
4 162 (47.09%) WAN
5 156 (45.35%) LAN
6 151 (43.90%) BGP
7 141 (40.99%) TCP/IP
8 136 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
9 134 (38.95%) Juniper
9 134 (38.95%) Linux
10 132 (38.37%) SSL
11 124 (36.05%) OSPF
12 123 (35.76%) DNS
13 116 (33.72%) Network Security
14 110 (31.98%) Cisco ASA
15 108 (31.40%) MPLS
16 106 (30.81%) CheckPoint
17 96 (27.91%) Data Centre
18 90 (26.16%) Wireless
19 88 (25.58%) CCNP
20 86 (25.00%) DHCP
21 80 (23.26%) EIGRP
22 71 (20.64%) Windows
23 68 (19.77%) F5
24 67 (19.48%) HTTP
25 66 (19.19%) VMware
26 63 (18.31%) Ethernet
26 63 (18.31%) Java
26 63 (18.31%) VLAN
27 61 (17.73%) Configuration Management

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 49 (14.24%) Apache
2 35 (10.17%) IIS
3 33 (9.59%) nginx
4 29 (8.43%) Tomcat
5 24 (6.98%) WebSphere
5 24 (6.98%) Jetty
6 12 (3.49%) Confluence
6 12 (3.49%) MediaWiki
7 9 (2.62%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.74%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.45%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.87%) Lync
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
Applications
1 19 (5.52%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.49%) MS Office
3 6 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.85%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (6.69%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (6.69%) Google App Engine
2 23 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.69%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (2.91%) SaaS
4 2 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 199 (57.85%) Firewall
2 191 (55.52%) VPN
3 162 (47.09%) WAN
4 156 (45.35%) LAN
5 151 (43.90%) BGP
6 141 (40.99%) TCP/IP
7 132 (38.37%) SSL
8 124 (36.05%) OSPF
9 123 (35.76%) DNS
10 116 (33.72%) Network Security
11 110 (31.98%) Cisco ASA
12 108 (31.40%) MPLS
13 90 (26.16%) Wireless
14 86 (25.00%) DHCP
15 80 (23.26%) EIGRP
16 67 (19.48%) HTTP
17 63 (18.31%) Ethernet
17 63 (18.31%) VLAN
18 60 (17.44%) VoIP
19 59 (17.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (11.34%) MySQL
2 28 (8.14%) MongoDB
3 27 (7.85%) Relational Database
4 21 (6.10%) NoSQL
4 21 (6.10%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.49%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (3.20%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.58%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (14.53%) Jenkins
2 12 (3.49%) Subversion
2 12 (3.49%) JIRA
2 12 (3.49%) Git (software)
2 12 (3.49%) Hudson
3 7 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 4 (1.16%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.29%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (0.29%) Ant
General
1 61 (17.73%) Finance
2 31 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.81%) Multimedia
4 12 (3.49%) Banking
5 9 (2.62%) Electronics
6 4 (1.16%) Publishing
6 4 (1.16%) Retail
6 4 (1.16%) Billing
7 3 (0.87%) Games
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Back Office
8 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) French Language
9 1 (0.29%) German Language
9 1 (0.29%) Legal
9 1 (0.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 118 (34.30%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.24%) Analyst
3 26 (7.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (7.27%) Architect
5 22 (6.40%) Senior Network Engineer
6 21 (6.10%) Network Analyst
7 20 (5.81%) Network Architect
8 18 (5.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (5.23%) Security Analyst
9 17 (4.94%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (4.65%) Consultant
11 15 (4.36%) Service Analyst
11 15 (4.36%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (4.36%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.20%) Network Security Analyst
12 11 (3.20%) Design Engineer
13 10 (2.91%) Software Engineer
13 10 (2.91%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (2.62%) Network Consultant
14 9 (2.62%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.59%) .NET
2 25 (7.27%) J2EE
3 24 (6.98%) Servlets
4 8 (2.33%) LAMP
5 6 (1.74%) SAML
6 5 (1.45%) CSS
7 4 (1.16%) Web Services
7 4 (1.16%) XMPP
8 2 (0.58%) JSF
8 2 (0.58%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.29%) HTML
9 1 (0.29%) Ajax
9 1 (0.29%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.29%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.29%) XML
9 1 (0.29%) JMS
9 1 (0.29%) Java RMI
9 1 (0.29%) JMX
9 1 (0.29%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.29%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 96 (27.91%) Data Centre
2 41 (11.92%) PKI
3 30 (8.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 18 (5.23%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (3.49%) Wiki
7 11 (3.20%) Clustering
8 9 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
8 9 (2.62%) DataPower
9 8 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (2.33%) e-Health
9 8 (2.33%) SecurID
10 6 (1.74%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.45%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.87%) Online Games
12 3 (0.87%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.87%) CESG
13 2 (0.58%) DTV
13 2 (0.58%) BBC
13 2 (0.58%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 134 (38.95%) Linux
2 71 (20.64%) Windows
3 37 (10.76%) UNIX
4 20 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (4.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.49%) CentOS
7 11 (3.20%) Solaris
8 9 (2.62%) Debian
8 9 (2.62%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.74%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.45%) Embedded Linux
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.58%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.58%) SUSE
12 2 (0.58%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (17.73%) Configuration Management
2 57 (16.57%) Load Balancing
3 47 (13.66%) Continuous Integration
3 47 (13.66%) DevOps
4 45 (13.08%) Open Source
5 44 (12.79%) ITIL
6 42 (12.21%) Network Management
7 33 (9.59%) Network Design
8 28 (8.14%) Automated Testing
9 27 (7.85%) Capacity Planning
10 26 (7.56%) Time Management
11 25 (7.27%) DDoS Mitigation
12 22 (6.40%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (5.52%) Service Management
14 18 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
14 18 (5.23%) Change Control
15 17 (4.94%) Microservices
16 16 (4.65%) Unit Testing
17 14 (4.07%) E-Commerce
18 13 (3.78%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 63 (18.31%) Java
2 20 (5.81%) SQL
3 19 (5.52%) Perl
4 17 (4.94%) C
5 16 (4.65%) PHP
6 12 (3.49%) Python
7 11 (3.20%) C++
8 10 (2.91%) Ruby
9 9 (2.62%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.45%) VB
11 4 (1.16%) C#
11 4 (1.16%) Tcl
12 3 (0.87%) Lisp
12 3 (0.87%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.29%) R
13 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 136 (39.53%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (25.58%) CCNP
3 56 (16.28%) Security Cleared
4 49 (14.24%) CCNA
5 44 (12.79%) Degree
6 40 (11.63%) SC Cleared
7 36 (10.47%) CCIE
8 14 (4.07%) JNCIS
9 13 (3.78%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.62%) CCSA
10 9 (2.62%) Check Point Certification
11 8 (2.33%) CCDP
12 7 (2.03%) CISSP
12 7 (2.03%) CCSE
13 6 (1.74%) CCSP
14 5 (1.45%) JNCIP
15 4 (1.16%) CCDE
16 2 (0.58%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.58%) CCIP
16 2 (0.58%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.36%) SLA
2 9 (2.62%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.45%) QA
4 2 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 54 (15.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 19 (5.52%) Xen
4 18 (5.23%) XenServer
5 12 (3.49%) Postfix
5 12 (3.49%) Samba
5 12 (3.49%) iptables
6 7 (2.03%) Snort
6 7 (2.03%) vSphere
7 6 (1.74%) XenApp
8 5 (1.45%) Shibboleth
8 5 (1.45%) ProxySG
9 4 (1.16%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.16%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.16%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.16%) Squid
9 4 (1.16%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.58%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.29%) Firmware
11 1 (0.29%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 52 (15.12%) Puppet
2 44 (12.79%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (5.23%) CA Spectrum
4 17 (4.94%) RANCID
5 12 (3.49%) ZABBIX
6 10 (2.91%) Cisco CUCM
7 9 (2.62%) Nagios
8 8 (2.33%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (2.03%) Cacti
10 6 (1.74%) NetCrunch
10 6 (1.74%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.74%) Netcool
10 6 (1.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.74%) Salt
11 4 (1.16%) Nmap
12 3 (0.87%) CiscoWorks
12 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCX
12 3 (0.87%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.58%) Iperf
Vendors
1 233 (67.73%) Cisco
2 134 (38.95%) Juniper
3 106 (30.81%) CheckPoint
4 68 (19.77%) F5
5 66 (19.19%) VMware
6 60 (17.44%) Citrix
7 53 (15.41%) Blue Coat
8 49 (14.24%) Microsoft
9 46 (13.37%) SolarWinds
10 42 (12.21%) Infoblox
11 29 (8.43%) Red Hat
12 27 (7.85%) Aruba
13 23 (6.69%) Google
14 19 (5.52%) CA
15 14 (4.07%) Nokia
16 11 (3.20%) Oracle
16 11 (3.20%) Lancope
17 10 (2.91%) IBM
18 8 (2.33%) Riverbed
19 7 (2.03%) HP
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