The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the England region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 433 469 430
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -39
Contract jobs citing IPsec 120 77 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.25% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.82% 1.21% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 42 46
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £475 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £368 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.68% -2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £19.60 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £47.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6579 6352 8213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.73% 13.71% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 3560 3370 3691
Average daily rate £351 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 458 625
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.00 £12.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
IPsec
UK

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 22 July 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 22 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +31 58 £350 -5.40% 17
South East +8 36 £330 -12.00% 12
South West -25 10 £425 +27.81%
East of England -16 6 £250 -15.96% 2
West Midlands -6 5 - - 3
North West - 5 £280 - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Midlands - - - -
IPsec
UK

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 148 (69.48%) VPN
2 142 (66.67%) Cisco
3 131 (61.50%) Firewall
4 109 (51.17%) WAN
5 99 (46.48%) BGP
6 93 (43.66%) Cisco Certification
7 92 (43.19%) MPLS
8 88 (41.31%) LAN
9 82 (38.50%) DNS
10 80 (37.56%) OSPF
11 69 (32.39%) TCP/IP
12 67 (31.46%) CCNP
12 67 (31.46%) VMware
13 59 (27.70%) Juniper
14 57 (26.76%) Windows
15 55 (25.82%) CheckPoint
16 54 (25.35%) Wireless
16 54 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
17 53 (24.88%) Network Security
18 51 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
18 51 (23.94%) VoIP
19 49 (23.00%) EIGRP
20 48 (22.54%) Microsoft
21 47 (22.07%) HP
21 47 (22.07%) DHCP
22 46 (21.60%) Network Management
22 46 (21.60%) F5
23 45 (21.13%) SNMP
24 42 (19.72%) Load Balancing
25 41 (19.25%) Linux

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 38 (17.84%) Apache
2 21 (9.86%) IIS
3 19 (8.92%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.92%) nginx
4 17 (7.98%) WebSphere
5 14 (6.57%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.63%) Tomcat
7 11 (5.16%) Confluence
7 11 (5.16%) Lync
7 11 (5.16%) MediaWiki
8 8 (3.76%) Jetty
9 7 (3.29%) WebLogic
9 7 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
10 5 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.88%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.47%) CMS
12 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.47%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 25 (11.74%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.82%) MS Office
3 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.94%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.69%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (4.69%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (4.69%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 148 (69.48%) VPN
2 131 (61.50%) Firewall
3 109 (51.17%) WAN
4 99 (46.48%) BGP
5 92 (43.19%) MPLS
6 88 (41.31%) LAN
7 82 (38.50%) DNS
8 80 (37.56%) OSPF
9 69 (32.39%) TCP/IP
10 54 (25.35%) Wireless
10 54 (25.35%) Cisco ASA
11 53 (24.88%) Network Security
12 51 (23.94%) VoIP
13 49 (23.00%) EIGRP
14 47 (22.07%) DHCP
15 45 (21.13%) SNMP
16 37 (17.37%) SSL
17 34 (15.96%) Cisco PIX
18 28 (13.15%) HTTP
19 27 (12.68%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.86%) SQL Server
1 21 (9.86%) MySQL
2 11 (5.16%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (5.16%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.94%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.94%) Big Data
4 1 (0.47%) DB2
4 1 (0.47%) MarkLogic
4 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 18 (8.45%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.63%) Subversion
3 11 (5.16%) JIRA
3 11 (5.16%) Git (software)
3 11 (5.16%) Hudson
4 1 (0.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.47%) Ant
General
1 25 (11.74%) Telecoms
2 15 (7.04%) Finance
3 7 (3.29%) Banking
4 6 (2.82%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.94%) Local Government
6 2 (0.94%) Publishing
6 2 (0.94%) Back Office
7 1 (0.47%) Legal
7 1 (0.47%) Electronics
7 1 (0.47%) Games
7 1 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 66 (30.99%) Network Engineer
2 26 (12.21%) Architect
3 23 (10.80%) Consultant
4 18 (8.45%) IP Engineer
4 18 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 17 (7.98%) Analyst
5 17 (7.98%) Design Engineer
6 16 (7.51%) Security Engineer
7 12 (5.63%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.63%) Infrastructure Architect
8 11 (5.16%) Administrator
9 10 (4.69%) Test Analyst
9 10 (4.69%) Linux Administrator
10 9 (4.23%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.23%) Test Engineer
10 9 (4.23%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (3.76%) Network Consultant
12 7 (3.29%) Network Architect
12 7 (3.29%) Network Support
13 6 (2.82%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.51%) .NET
2 11 (5.16%) LAMP
3 10 (4.69%) XMPP
4 8 (3.76%) J2EE
4 8 (3.76%) Servlets
5 4 (1.88%) SAML
6 3 (1.41%) Web Services
6 3 (1.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.47%) XHTML
7 1 (0.47%) CSS
7 1 (0.47%) HTML
7 1 (0.47%) JSF
7 1 (0.47%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 15 (7.04%) PKI
2 13 (6.10%) Open Source
3 12 (5.63%) Clustering
4 11 (5.16%) Wiki
5 4 (1.88%) SecurID
5 4 (1.88%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.41%) NHS
6 3 (1.41%) Replication
6 3 (1.41%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.94%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.94%) CESG
8 1 (0.47%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.47%) Firmware
8 1 (0.47%) DTV
8 1 (0.47%) e-Health
8 1 (0.47%) Statistics
8 1 (0.47%) Online Games
8 1 (0.47%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 57 (26.76%) Windows
2 41 (19.25%) Linux
3 25 (11.74%) UNIX
4 19 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (5.16%) Debian
6 10 (4.69%) Ubuntu
7 9 (4.23%) Solaris
8 8 (3.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (2.35%) CentOS
9 5 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.47%) AIX
11 1 (0.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.47%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.60%) Network Management
2 42 (19.72%) Load Balancing
3 31 (14.55%) Network Design
4 29 (13.62%) ITIL
5 27 (12.68%) Network Architecture
6 20 (9.39%) Capacity Planning
7 18 (8.45%) Continuous Integration
8 16 (7.51%) Network Monitoring
9 15 (7.04%) Configuration Management
9 15 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
10 14 (6.57%) DevOps
11 13 (6.10%) Risk Assessment
12 12 (5.63%) Migration
12 12 (5.63%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 12 (5.63%) Data Modelling
13 9 (4.23%) Change Management
13 9 (4.23%) Validation
14 8 (3.76%) Unit Testing
14 8 (3.76%) Time Management
14 8 (3.76%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (14.55%) SQL
2 30 (14.08%) Java
3 26 (12.21%) Perl
4 15 (7.04%) PHP
5 11 (5.16%) Ruby
5 11 (5.16%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.69%) C
7 2 (0.94%) Python
8 1 (0.47%) VBScript
8 1 (0.47%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.47%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 93 (43.66%) Cisco Certification
2 67 (31.46%) CCNP
3 35 (16.43%) Security Cleared
4 33 (15.49%) CCNA
5 31 (14.55%) CCIE
6 27 (12.68%) SC Cleared
7 20 (9.39%) CISSP
8 16 (7.51%) Degree
8 16 (7.51%) CCSP
9 15 (7.04%) CCDP
10 12 (5.63%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.41%) ISEB
11 3 (1.41%) CCSE
11 3 (1.41%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 2 (0.94%) CCDE
12 2 (0.94%) JNCIE
12 2 (0.94%) CCSA
12 2 (0.94%) CISM
12 2 (0.94%) CCA
13 1 (0.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.04%) PCI DSS
2 9 (4.23%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) QA
4 1 (0.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.47%) COBIT
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 51 (23.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (15.96%) Active Directory
3 17 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.04%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (7.04%) Xen
5 12 (5.63%) XenServer
5 12 (5.63%) Samba
6 11 (5.16%) Postfix
6 11 (5.16%) vSphere
7 5 (2.35%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.88%) Shibboleth
9 3 (1.41%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.94%) UAG
10 2 (0.94%) RACF
10 2 (0.94%) NFS
11 1 (0.47%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.47%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.47%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 21 (9.86%) Puppet
2 12 (5.63%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (5.16%) ZABBIX
4 10 (4.69%) FortiGate
4 10 (4.69%) SCOM
5 9 (4.23%) Backup Exec
6 8 (3.76%) SCCM
7 5 (2.35%) SCOrch
7 5 (2.35%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (1.88%) SCSM
8 4 (1.88%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.41%) Nagios
9 3 (1.41%) OpenView
9 3 (1.41%) MAILsweeper
10 2 (0.94%) Cacti
10 2 (0.94%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.47%) CiscoWorks
11 1 (0.47%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 142 (66.67%) Cisco
2 67 (31.46%) VMware
3 59 (27.70%) Juniper
4 55 (25.82%) CheckPoint
5 48 (22.54%) Microsoft
6 47 (22.07%) HP
7 46 (21.60%) F5
8 35 (16.43%) Oracle
9 21 (9.86%) Citrix
10 19 (8.92%) Nokia
11 17 (7.98%) Red Hat
12 14 (6.57%) Redback
13 13 (6.10%) Blue Coat
13 13 (6.10%) Radware
14 12 (5.63%) Huawei
14 12 (5.63%) Ericsson
15 11 (5.16%) Fortinet
15 11 (5.16%) SolarWinds
15 11 (5.16%) Splunk
16 10 (4.69%) Google
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