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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 453 473 441
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -32
Contract jobs citing IPsec 136 87 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.18% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.86% 1.35% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 49 51
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£348 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.19% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £292 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £448 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 6
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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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
7304 6450 7191
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.63% 15.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 4238 3567 3594
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 400 635
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.25% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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 +57 71 £400 -3.03% 13
South East -20 35 £359 -7.35% 18
South West -30 13 £425 +54.54% 3
West Midlands -5 7 £200 -21.56%
East of England -8 4 £245 -24.61% 1
East Midlands +6 3 £350 +40.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £288 - 4
North West - 1 - - 9
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 210 (72.16%) Firewall
2 207 (71.13%) VPN
3 195 (67.01%) Cisco
4 152 (52.23%) BGP
5 129 (44.33%) OSPF
6 115 (39.52%) WAN
7 114 (39.18%) DNS
8 104 (35.74%) CheckPoint
8 104 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (34.71%) Cisco ASA
10 100 (34.36%) Network Security
11 95 (32.65%) LAN
12 94 (32.30%) MPLS
13 93 (31.96%) Windows
14 82 (28.18%) SSL
15 80 (27.49%) Juniper
16 78 (26.80%) TCP/IP
16 78 (26.80%) Load Balancing
17 72 (24.74%) Linux
18 70 (24.05%) VMware
19 65 (22.34%) CCNP
20 61 (20.96%) Microsoft
20 61 (20.96%) DHCP
21 60 (20.62%) Telecoms
22 59 (20.27%) VLAN
23 54 (18.56%) Internet
24 52 (17.87%) Citrix
24 52 (17.87%) Cisco Nexus
25 51 (17.53%) Security Cleared
26 50 (17.18%) Active Directory

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 31 (10.65%) Apache
2 26 (8.93%) IIS
3 17 (5.84%) nginx
4 15 (5.15%) MS Exchange
5 13 (4.47%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.78%) Jetty
6 11 (3.78%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.09%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.41%) Lync
10 6 (2.06%) Confluence
10 6 (2.06%) MediaWiki
11 1 (0.34%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.34%) WebLogic
Applications
1 25 (8.59%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.44%) MS Office
3 8 (2.75%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.34%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.50%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (4.12%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (4.12%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.37%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.69%) SaaS
4 2 (0.69%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.34%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 210 (72.16%) Firewall
2 207 (71.13%) VPN
3 152 (52.23%) BGP
4 129 (44.33%) OSPF
5 115 (39.52%) WAN
6 114 (39.18%) DNS
7 101 (34.71%) Cisco ASA
8 100 (34.36%) Network Security
9 95 (32.65%) LAN
10 94 (32.30%) MPLS
11 82 (28.18%) SSL
12 78 (26.80%) TCP/IP
13 61 (20.96%) DHCP
14 59 (20.27%) VLAN
15 54 (18.56%) Internet
16 52 (17.87%) Cisco Nexus
17 50 (17.18%) Ethernet
18 43 (14.78%) VoIP
19 42 (14.43%) Wireless
20 38 (13.06%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.97%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.84%) DB2
3 10 (3.44%) MySQL
4 7 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.06%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) Big Data
7 1 (0.34%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 17 (5.84%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.75%) Subversion
3 7 (2.41%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.06%) JIRA
4 6 (2.06%) Hudson
5 2 (0.69%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.34%) Mercurial
6 1 (0.34%) Ant
General
1 60 (20.62%) Telecoms
2 21 (7.22%) Finance
3 9 (3.09%) Games
4 8 (2.75%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.75%) Banking
4 8 (2.75%) Retail
5 7 (2.41%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.72%) Local Government
7 3 (1.03%) Electronics
8 2 (0.69%) Law
8 2 (0.69%) Legal
8 2 (0.69%) Marketing
9 1 (0.34%) French Language
9 1 (0.34%) Billing
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 104 (35.74%) Network Engineer
2 35 (12.03%) Architect
3 29 (9.97%) Security Engineer
4 25 (8.59%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (7.22%) Design Engineer
6 18 (6.19%) Analyst
6 18 (6.19%) Network Support
6 18 (6.19%) IP Engineer
7 15 (5.15%) Network Specialist
8 11 (3.78%) Consultant
9 10 (3.44%) Network Analyst
9 10 (3.44%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (3.44%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.75%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
11 8 (2.75%) Senior Network Specialist
11 8 (2.75%) Active Directory Specialist
12 7 (2.41%) DevOps Engineer
12 7 (2.41%) Firewall Engineer
12 7 (2.41%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (5.84%) Regular Expression
2 15 (5.15%) .NET
3 10 (3.44%) Servlets
3 10 (3.44%) J2EE
4 6 (2.06%) LAMP
5 4 (1.37%) Web Services
5 4 (1.37%) WAP
6 1 (0.34%) XMPP
6 1 (0.34%) Java EE
6 1 (0.34%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.28%) PKI
2 20 (6.87%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (5.15%) SecurID
4 14 (4.81%) Clustering
5 9 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.09%) Online Games
6 7 (2.41%) Open Source
7 6 (2.06%) Wiki
8 5 (1.72%) Cryptography
9 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.37%) CESG
9 4 (1.37%) NHS
10 3 (1.03%) User Experience
10 3 (1.03%) Statistics
10 3 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 3 (1.03%) Blackberry
10 3 (1.03%) Replication
10 3 (1.03%) e-Health
11 2 (0.69%) Handset
12 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 93 (31.96%) Windows
2 72 (24.74%) Linux
3 19 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (5.84%) Oracle Linux
4 17 (5.84%) SUSE
4 17 (5.84%) AIX
4 17 (5.84%) UNIX
5 13 (4.47%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (3.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.09%) Solaris
8 7 (2.41%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.41%) CentOS
8 7 (2.41%) Debian
9 4 (1.37%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.69%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.34%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (26.80%) Load Balancing
2 48 (16.49%) ITIL
3 38 (13.06%) Network Management
4 36 (12.37%) Change Management
5 35 (12.03%) Network Design
5 35 (12.03%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (8.59%) Service Management
6 25 (8.59%) Migration
7 21 (7.22%) Network Architecture
8 20 (6.87%) Validation
9 17 (5.84%) Line Management
9 17 (5.84%) Risk Assessment
10 16 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (5.15%) DevOps
11 15 (5.15%) Configuration Management
12 14 (4.81%) E-Commerce
13 13 (4.47%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (4.47%) Kalman Filter
13 13 (4.47%) Project Management
14 12 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 37 (12.71%) SQL
2 21 (7.22%) Java
3 14 (4.81%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.44%) Perl
5 8 (2.75%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.06%) PHP
6 6 (2.06%) Ruby
7 5 (1.72%) VBScript
8 4 (1.37%) Python
9 3 (1.03%) C
10 1 (0.34%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.34%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 104 (35.74%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (22.34%) CCNP
3 51 (17.53%) Security Cleared
4 43 (14.78%) CCIE
5 41 (14.09%) SC Cleared
6 39 (13.40%) CCNA
7 29 (9.97%) CISSP
8 20 (6.87%) Degree
9 17 (5.84%) CCDP
10 12 (4.12%) CCSP
10 12 (4.12%) Check Point Certification
11 10 (3.44%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.75%) CCSA
13 7 (2.41%) JNCIP
14 6 (2.06%) CCSE
14 6 (2.06%) MCSE
14 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
14 6 (2.06%) CCIP
15 5 (1.72%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.37%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.62%) PCI DSS
2 22 (7.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.69%) QA
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 50 (17.18%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.87%) vSphere
4 19 (6.53%) FreeRADIUS
5 13 (4.47%) Firmware
6 10 (3.44%) Xen
7 9 (3.09%) Hyper-V
7 9 (3.09%) ProxySG
8 6 (2.06%) Samba
8 6 (2.06%) Postfix
8 6 (2.06%) XenServer
9 4 (1.37%) NFS
10 3 (1.03%) OpenSSH
10 3 (1.03%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.03%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.69%) XenApp
12 1 (0.34%) KVM
12 1 (0.34%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.34%) Snort
12 1 (0.34%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 17 (5.84%) Puppet
1 17 (5.84%) CA Spectrum
2 11 (3.78%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.75%) SCOrch
3 8 (2.75%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.41%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.06%) SCOM
5 6 (2.06%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.06%) Salt
6 5 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.72%) SCCM
6 5 (1.72%) Netcool
6 5 (1.72%) Nessus
7 4 (1.37%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.03%) OpenView
8 3 (1.03%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.69%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.69%) RANCID
Vendors
1 195 (67.01%) Cisco
2 104 (35.74%) CheckPoint
3 80 (27.49%) Juniper
4 70 (24.05%) VMware
5 61 (20.96%) Microsoft
6 52 (17.87%) Citrix
7 44 (15.12%) F5
8 29 (9.97%) HP
9 28 (9.62%) Fortinet
10 27 (9.28%) Oracle
11 26 (8.93%) Blue Coat
12 23 (7.90%) CA
13 21 (7.22%) IBM
14 20 (6.87%) Nokia
15 17 (5.84%) Splunk
16 16 (5.50%) Dell
17 15 (5.15%) Redback
17 15 (5.15%) Radware
18 14 (4.81%) Huawei
18 14 (4.81%) SolarWinds
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