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 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 445 459 439
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -20
Contract jobs citing IPsec 130 101 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.26% 0.21% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.76% 1.52% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 55 62
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £260 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £369
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7401 6633 8371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.71% 13.60% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4075 3667 3862
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 401 384 658
Average hourly rate £21.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the England region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

IPsec Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 August 2014. 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 +10 60 £409 +13.61% 11
South East -2 40 £325 -18.75% 16
East of England -17 9 £375 +25.00%
East Midlands +3 5 - - 1
North West -1 5 £280 -39.45% 1
South West -30 5 £413 +42.24% 3
Yorkshire +9 3 - -
West Midlands -1 3 - - 4
Midlands - - - -
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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.

1 173 (69.76%) VPN
2 161 (64.92%) Firewall
3 153 (61.69%) Cisco
4 116 (46.77%) WAN
5 107 (43.15%) BGP
6 105 (42.34%) DNS
7 103 (41.53%) LAN
8 96 (38.71%) MPLS
9 95 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
10 92 (37.10%) OSPF
11 76 (30.65%) TCP/IP
12 75 (30.24%) Windows
12 75 (30.24%) CheckPoint
13 72 (29.03%) Network Security
14 69 (27.82%) VMware
15 68 (27.42%) Juniper
16 65 (26.21%) CCNP
16 65 (26.21%) DHCP
17 64 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
18 61 (24.60%) Wireless
19 58 (23.39%) VoIP
20 56 (22.58%) Microsoft
21 54 (21.77%) SSL
21 54 (21.77%) Load Balancing
22 51 (20.56%) Active Directory
22 51 (20.56%) SNMP
23 49 (19.76%) Linux
23 49 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
24 48 (19.35%) Network Management
25 46 (18.55%) Apache

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, 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 46 (18.55%) Apache
2 28 (11.29%) IIS
3 25 (10.08%) nginx
4 23 (9.27%) MS Exchange
5 21 (8.47%) WebSphere
6 17 (6.85%) SharePoint
7 16 (6.45%) Tomcat
8 14 (5.65%) Lync
9 13 (5.24%) MediaWiki
9 13 (5.24%) Confluence
10 12 (4.84%) Jetty
11 10 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (2.82%) WebLogic
13 5 (2.02%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (1.61%) GlassFish
15 1 (0.40%) CMS
15 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (11.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.42%) MS Office
3 3 (1.21%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.40%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (5.65%) Cloud Computing
1 14 (5.65%) Amazon EC2
1 14 (5.65%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.81%) Office 365
3 1 (0.40%) IaaS
3 1 (0.40%) IBM SmartCloud
3 1 (0.40%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 173 (69.76%) VPN
2 161 (64.92%) Firewall
3 116 (46.77%) WAN
4 107 (43.15%) BGP
5 105 (42.34%) DNS
6 103 (41.53%) LAN
7 96 (38.71%) MPLS
8 92 (37.10%) OSPF
9 76 (30.65%) TCP/IP
10 72 (29.03%) Network Security
11 65 (26.21%) DHCP
12 64 (25.81%) Cisco ASA
13 61 (24.60%) Wireless
14 58 (23.39%) VoIP
15 54 (21.77%) SSL
16 51 (20.56%) SNMP
17 42 (16.94%) EIGRP
18 39 (15.73%) Cisco PIX
19 32 (12.90%) Cisco Nexus
20 31 (12.50%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 23 (9.27%) MySQL
3 13 (5.24%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (5.24%) Relational Database
4 7 (2.82%) DB2
5 3 (1.21%) Hadoop
5 3 (1.21%) Big Data
6 2 (0.81%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (9.68%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.65%) Subversion
3 13 (5.24%) JIRA
3 13 (5.24%) Git (software)
3 13 (5.24%) Hudson
4 1 (0.40%) Ant
4 1 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 31 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 18 (7.26%) Finance
3 7 (2.82%) Banking
4 6 (2.42%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.42%) Local Government
5 5 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.61%) Retail
7 2 (0.81%) Publishing
7 2 (0.81%) Law
8 1 (0.40%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Games
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 70 (28.23%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.69%) Architect
3 23 (9.27%) IP Engineer
4 22 (8.87%) Consultant
4 22 (8.87%) Design Engineer
5 18 (7.26%) Security Engineer
6 16 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (6.45%) Analyst
7 15 (6.05%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.84%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.44%) Administrator
10 10 (4.03%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.63%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.63%) Network Analyst
11 9 (3.63%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.63%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.23%) Senior Network Specialist
12 8 (3.23%) Network Support
12 8 (3.23%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.47%) .NET
2 13 (5.24%) LAMP
3 12 (4.84%) Servlets
4 11 (4.44%) J2EE
5 10 (4.03%) XMPP
6 7 (2.82%) Regular Expression
7 4 (1.61%) SAML
8 3 (1.21%) Web Services
9 1 (0.40%) XHTML
9 1 (0.40%) CSS
9 1 (0.40%) HTML
9 1 (0.40%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.26%) PKI
2 17 (6.85%) Clustering
3 13 (5.24%) Wiki
3 13 (5.24%) Open Source
4 5 (2.02%) Firmware
5 4 (1.61%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.61%) SecurID
6 3 (1.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.21%) Replication
6 3 (1.21%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.21%) CESG
6 3 (1.21%) NHS
7 2 (0.81%) e-Health
8 1 (0.40%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.40%) DTV
8 1 (0.40%) Statistics
8 1 (0.40%) FMCG
8 1 (0.40%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.40%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 75 (30.24%) Windows
2 49 (19.76%) Linux
3 27 (10.89%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (8.06%) UNIX
5 14 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.24%) Debian
7 12 (4.84%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.82%) CentOS
9 7 (2.82%) Oracle Linux
9 7 (2.82%) SUSE
9 7 (2.82%) AIX
10 6 (2.42%) Solaris
11 4 (1.61%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (21.77%) Load Balancing
2 48 (19.35%) Network Management
3 35 (14.11%) Network Architecture
4 32 (12.90%) ITIL
5 31 (12.50%) Network Design
6 26 (10.48%) Capacity Planning
7 24 (9.68%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (8.87%) Migration
9 20 (8.06%) DevOps
10 19 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
11 16 (6.45%) Validation
12 15 (6.05%) Change Management
12 15 (6.05%) Data Modelling
12 15 (6.05%) Risk Assessment
12 15 (6.05%) Network Monitoring
13 14 (5.65%) Configuration Management
14 10 (4.03%) Service Management
15 9 (3.63%) Data Protection
15 9 (3.63%) WAN Optimisation
16 8 (3.23%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (15.32%) SQL
2 35 (14.11%) Java
3 27 (10.89%) Perl
4 17 (6.85%) PHP
5 14 (5.65%) Bash Shell
6 13 (5.24%) Ruby
7 10 (4.03%) C
8 9 (3.63%) PowerShell
9 4 (1.61%) VBScript
10 1 (0.40%) Python
10 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 95 (38.31%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (26.21%) CCNP
3 39 (15.73%) CCIE
3 39 (15.73%) Security Cleared
4 32 (12.90%) CCNA
5 31 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 24 (9.68%) CISSP
7 18 (7.26%) CCSP
7 18 (7.26%) Check Point Certification
8 17 (6.85%) CCDP
9 10 (4.03%) Degree
10 5 (2.02%) CCSE
11 4 (1.61%) CCSA
12 3 (1.21%) JNCIP
12 3 (1.21%) JNCIE
12 3 (1.21%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.21%) ISEB
13 2 (0.81%) CCA
13 2 (0.81%) MCSE
13 2 (0.81%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.26%) PCI DSS
2 8 (3.23%) SLA
3 4 (1.61%) QA
4 1 (0.40%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.40%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (20.56%) Active Directory
2 49 (19.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.06%) Hyper-V
4 19 (7.66%) Xen
5 17 (6.85%) vSphere
6 14 (5.65%) XenServer
6 14 (5.65%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (5.24%) Postfix
7 13 (5.24%) Samba
8 7 (2.82%) FreeRADIUS
9 4 (1.61%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.61%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.21%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.21%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.21%) NFS
11 2 (0.81%) RACF
12 1 (0.40%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.40%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.40%) XenApp
12 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 23 (9.27%) Puppet
2 13 (5.24%) ZABBIX
3 12 (4.84%) SCOM
4 11 (4.44%) FortiGate
5 9 (3.63%) SCOrch
5 9 (3.63%) SCCM
6 8 (3.23%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.23%) HP Quality Center
6 8 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
7 6 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.02%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.61%) OpenView
9 4 (1.61%) SCSM
10 3 (1.21%) Salt
10 3 (1.21%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (1.21%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
11 2 (0.81%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.40%) RANCID
12 1 (0.40%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 153 (61.69%) Cisco
2 75 (30.24%) CheckPoint
3 69 (27.82%) VMware
4 68 (27.42%) Juniper
5 56 (22.58%) Microsoft
6 44 (17.74%) HP
7 41 (16.53%) F5
8 33 (13.31%) Oracle
9 32 (12.90%) Citrix
10 26 (10.48%) Nokia
11 19 (7.66%) Redback
12 18 (7.26%) Radware
13 17 (6.85%) Red Hat
13 17 (6.85%) IBM
14 14 (5.65%) Ericsson
14 14 (5.65%) Blue Coat
14 14 (5.65%) Fortinet
14 14 (5.65%) Google
14 14 (5.65%) Huawei
15 12 (4.84%) Dell
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