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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 390 437 478
Rank change year-on-year
+47 +41
Contract jobs citing IPsec 206 132 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.40% 0.27% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.86% 1.90% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 71 43
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£435 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.17% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.83 £22.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.24% +13.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+87.56% -
IPsec
UK

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
7210 6958 6411
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.96% 14.09% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4189 3780 3423
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 385 426
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +41 105 £435 +14.47% 15
South East +1 64 £400 +25.00% 8
South West +7 21 £450 +5.88% 8
North West -21 10 £475 +69.64% 4
North East - 2 £282 - 1
Yorkshire - 1 £450 - 1
Midlands - 1 £475 -
IPsec
UK

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 259 (71.35%) Cisco
2 218 (60.06%) Firewall
3 207 (57.02%) VPN
4 181 (49.86%) WAN
5 172 (47.38%) LAN
6 168 (46.28%) BGP
7 155 (42.70%) TCP/IP
8 146 (40.22%) Juniper
9 143 (39.39%) OSPF
10 141 (38.84%) Cisco Certification
11 134 (36.91%) CheckPoint
12 131 (36.09%) Linux
13 129 (35.54%) MPLS
14 126 (34.71%) DNS
15 125 (34.44%) Network Security
16 121 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
17 120 (33.06%) SSL
18 107 (29.48%) Wireless
19 93 (25.62%) Data Centre
20 92 (25.34%) CCNP
21 91 (25.07%) EIGRP
22 81 (22.31%) DHCP
23 80 (22.04%) Windows
24 78 (21.49%) F5
25 76 (20.94%) VoIP
26 74 (20.39%) Ethernet
26 74 (20.39%) VLAN
27 69 (19.01%) Spanning Tree
28 67 (18.46%) HSRP
29 66 (18.18%) Finance

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 38 (10.47%) Apache
2 34 (9.37%) nginx
3 32 (8.82%) Tomcat
4 28 (7.71%) IIS
5 27 (7.44%) WebSphere
5 27 (7.44%) Jetty
6 7 (1.93%) Confluence
7 5 (1.38%) MediaWiki
7 5 (1.38%) GlassFish
7 5 (1.38%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.83%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.83%) Lync
8 3 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.31%) MS Office
3 7 (1.93%) MS Visio
3 7 (1.93%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 29 (7.99%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.71%) Cloud Computing
3 27 (7.44%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (7.16%) Google App Engine
4 26 (7.16%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (2.48%) SaaS
6 2 (0.55%) Office 365
6 2 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.28%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 218 (60.06%) Firewall
2 207 (57.02%) VPN
3 181 (49.86%) WAN
4 172 (47.38%) LAN
5 168 (46.28%) BGP
6 155 (42.70%) TCP/IP
7 143 (39.39%) OSPF
8 129 (35.54%) MPLS
9 126 (34.71%) DNS
10 125 (34.44%) Network Security
11 121 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
12 120 (33.06%) SSL
13 107 (29.48%) Wireless
14 91 (25.07%) EIGRP
15 81 (22.31%) DHCP
16 76 (20.94%) VoIP
17 74 (20.39%) Ethernet
17 74 (20.39%) VLAN
18 69 (19.01%) Spanning Tree
19 67 (18.46%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.96%) MySQL
2 15 (4.13%) MongoDB
3 10 (2.75%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.65%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.38%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.38%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.55%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.55%) DB2
8 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.28%) Big Data
8 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 37 (10.19%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 8 (2.20%) JIRA
3 7 (1.93%) Metasploit
3 7 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (1.65%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.65%) Subversion
5 5 (1.38%) Hudson
6 3 (0.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.55%) RSpec
7 2 (0.55%) GitLab
8 1 (0.28%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.28%) JConsole
8 1 (0.28%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.28%) YourKit
8 1 (0.28%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.28%) JMeter
General
1 66 (18.18%) Finance
2 35 (9.64%) Telecoms
3 21 (5.79%) Banking
4 20 (5.51%) Multimedia
5 10 (2.75%) Electronics
6 8 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.38%) Billing
8 4 (1.10%) Retail
8 4 (1.10%) Back Office
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.83%) Advertising
9 3 (0.83%) Publishing
9 3 (0.83%) Marketing
10 1 (0.28%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Military
10 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 146 (40.22%) Network Engineer
2 46 (12.67%) Analyst
3 39 (10.74%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (6.61%) Architect
4 24 (6.61%) Senior Analyst
5 20 (5.51%) Consultant
6 19 (5.23%) Network Analyst
6 19 (5.23%) Service Analyst
6 19 (5.23%) Service Desk Analyst
6 19 (5.23%) Network Architect
7 18 (4.96%) DevOps Engineer
8 17 (4.68%) Security Engineer
9 16 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (3.86%) Security Analyst
11 11 (3.03%) Network Consultant
11 11 (3.03%) Cisco Engineer
11 11 (3.03%) Designer
12 10 (2.75%) Network Support
12 10 (2.75%) Software Engineer
13 9 (2.48%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (17.63%) 802.1X
2 34 (9.37%) .NET
3 27 (7.44%) J2EE
3 27 (7.44%) Servlets
4 12 (3.31%) LAMP
5 6 (1.65%) Web Services
5 6 (1.65%) CSS
5 6 (1.65%) SAML
6 5 (1.38%) XMPP
7 4 (1.10%) XML
8 2 (0.55%) JMS
8 2 (0.55%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.55%) JSF
8 2 (0.55%) REST
8 2 (0.55%) Regular Expression
8 2 (0.55%) MCollective
9 1 (0.28%) HTML
9 1 (0.28%) Ajax
9 1 (0.28%) JMX
9 1 (0.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 93 (25.62%) Data Centre
2 51 (14.05%) PKI
3 38 (10.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 21 (5.79%) Computer Science
5 16 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (2.75%) e-Health
8 9 (2.48%) SecurID
8 9 (2.48%) DataPower
8 9 (2.48%) Clustering
9 7 (1.93%) Cryptography
10 6 (1.65%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.38%) Wiki
11 5 (1.38%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (0.83%) BBC
12 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.83%) CESG
13 2 (0.55%) DTV
13 2 (0.55%) Eurex
13 2 (0.55%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 131 (36.09%) Linux
2 80 (22.04%) Windows
3 42 (11.57%) UNIX
4 23 (6.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (3.31%) Solaris
6 11 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.48%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.48%) CentOS
8 6 (1.65%) Debian
9 5 (1.38%) Embedded Linux
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.55%) SUSE
11 2 (0.55%) AIX
11 2 (0.55%) Windows 7
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.55%) SmartOS
11 2 (0.55%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (17.08%) Load Balancing
2 52 (14.33%) ITIL
3 51 (14.05%) Configuration Management
4 44 (12.12%) Network Management
5 34 (9.37%) Network Design
6 32 (8.82%) Open Source
7 29 (7.99%) Time Management
7 29 (7.99%) DevOps
7 29 (7.99%) DDoS Mitigation
8 27 (7.44%) Capacity Planning
8 27 (7.44%) Continuous Integration
9 26 (7.16%) Agile Software Development
10 22 (6.06%) Automated Testing
11 20 (5.51%) Kalman Filter
12 19 (5.23%) Change Control
12 19 (5.23%) Unit Testing
13 17 (4.68%) Service Management
13 17 (4.68%) Change Management
14 16 (4.41%) WAN Optimisation
15 14 (3.86%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 49 (13.50%) Java
2 19 (5.23%) C
3 18 (4.96%) Perl
4 15 (4.13%) PHP
4 15 (4.13%) SQL
4 15 (4.13%) C++
5 14 (3.86%) VB
6 13 (3.58%) Python
7 9 (2.48%) Ruby
8 8 (2.20%) C#
9 6 (1.65%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.38%) Tcl
11 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.83%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.83%) Lisp
12 3 (0.83%) VBScript
13 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.28%) R
Qualifications
1 141 (38.84%) Cisco Certification
2 92 (25.34%) CCNP
3 61 (16.80%) Security Cleared
4 52 (14.33%) Degree
5 48 (13.22%) SC Cleared
5 48 (13.22%) CCNA
6 41 (11.29%) CCIE
7 16 (4.41%) JNCIS
8 15 (4.13%) CCSA
9 13 (3.58%) CCSE
10 11 (3.03%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.93%) Check Point Certification
12 5 (1.38%) CCDP
12 5 (1.38%) CCENT
12 5 (1.38%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.10%) CCDE
13 4 (1.10%) CISSP
13 4 (1.10%) CCSP
13 4 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.83%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.13%) SLA
2 8 (2.20%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.93%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 56 (15.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 36 (9.92%) Active Directory
3 17 (4.68%) Xen
4 10 (2.75%) XenServer
4 10 (2.75%) Hyper-V
5 9 (2.48%) Snort
5 9 (2.48%) VirtualBox
6 7 (1.93%) iptables
6 7 (1.93%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.93%) Squid
7 5 (1.38%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.38%) Samba
7 5 (1.38%) Postfix
7 5 (1.38%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.83%) Varnish
8 3 (0.83%) Docker
8 3 (0.83%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.83%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.55%) vSphere
9 2 (0.55%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 34 (9.37%) Puppet
2 32 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (6.06%) CA Spectrum
4 20 (5.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 16 (4.41%) RANCID
6 13 (3.58%) Nagios
7 9 (2.48%) Cacti
8 8 (2.20%) ZABBIX
8 8 (2.20%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.93%) Nmap
9 7 (1.93%) NetCrunch
9 7 (1.93%) CiscoWorks
10 6 (1.65%) Tivoli
10 6 (1.65%) Netcool
10 6 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (1.65%) Cisco UCCX
11 5 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.38%) Salt
12 3 (0.83%) Ansible
12 3 (0.83%) Nessus
Vendors
1 259 (71.35%) Cisco
2 146 (40.22%) Juniper
3 134 (36.91%) CheckPoint
4 78 (21.49%) F5
5 65 (17.91%) VMware
6 53 (14.60%) Blue Coat
6 53 (14.60%) SolarWinds
7 50 (13.77%) Microsoft
8 46 (12.67%) Citrix
9 39 (10.74%) Infoblox
10 33 (9.09%) Aruba
11 26 (7.16%) Red Hat
11 26 (7.16%) Google
12 22 (6.06%) CA
13 17 (4.68%) Riverbed
14 13 (3.58%) Nokia
15 11 (3.03%) Fortinet
16 10 (2.75%) Lancope
17 9 (2.48%) HP
17 9 (2.48%) Dell
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