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 22 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 451 470 435
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -35
Contract jobs citing IPsec 134 85 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.18% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.32% 1.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 50 55
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£370 £375 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £283 £167
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £323
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +8.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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
7243 6437 7140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.53% 13.66% 15.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 4206 3554 3574
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 £213 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 402 620
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 £21.13
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.95%

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 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 22 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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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 +44 68 £410 -0.60% 13
South East +2 36 £370 +2.06% 14
South West -25 13 £425 +54.54% 2
West Midlands -8 7 £200 -21.56% 1
East of England -15 4 £245 -24.61% 2
East Midlands -1 3 £350 +40.00%
Yorkshire - 3 £288 - 5
North West - 1 - - 8
Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
IPsec
UK

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 207 (72.38%) Firewall
2 202 (70.63%) VPN
3 193 (67.48%) Cisco
4 149 (52.10%) BGP
5 128 (44.76%) OSPF
6 115 (40.21%) WAN
7 111 (38.81%) DNS
8 102 (35.66%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (35.31%) CheckPoint
9 101 (35.31%) Network Security
10 99 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
11 97 (33.92%) LAN
12 92 (32.17%) MPLS
13 90 (31.47%) Windows
14 84 (29.37%) SSL
15 78 (27.27%) Juniper
16 77 (26.92%) TCP/IP
17 75 (26.22%) Load Balancing
18 70 (24.48%) Linux
19 66 (23.08%) VMware
20 65 (22.73%) CCNP
21 61 (21.33%) Microsoft
21 61 (21.33%) Telecoms
22 60 (20.98%) DHCP
23 58 (20.28%) VLAN
24 53 (18.53%) Internet
25 52 (18.18%) Security Cleared
26 51 (17.83%) Citrix
26 51 (17.83%) Cisco Nexus
27 49 (17.13%) ITIL

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 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 30 (10.49%) Apache
2 24 (8.39%) IIS
3 16 (5.59%) nginx
4 15 (5.24%) MS Exchange
5 12 (4.20%) WebSphere
6 10 (3.50%) Tomcat
6 10 (3.50%) Jetty
7 9 (3.15%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.45%) Lync
10 6 (2.10%) MediaWiki
10 6 (2.10%) Confluence
11 1 (0.35%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.35%) WebLogic
Applications
1 24 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 10 (3.50%) MS Office
3 8 (2.80%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.35%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (3.85%) Google App Engine
2 11 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (1.40%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.70%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (0.70%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 207 (72.38%) Firewall
2 202 (70.63%) VPN
3 149 (52.10%) BGP
4 128 (44.76%) OSPF
5 115 (40.21%) WAN
6 111 (38.81%) DNS
7 101 (35.31%) Network Security
8 99 (34.62%) Cisco ASA
9 97 (33.92%) LAN
10 92 (32.17%) MPLS
11 84 (29.37%) SSL
12 77 (26.92%) TCP/IP
13 60 (20.98%) DHCP
14 58 (20.28%) VLAN
15 53 (18.53%) Internet
16 51 (17.83%) Cisco Nexus
17 49 (17.13%) Ethernet
18 43 (15.03%) Wireless
19 41 (14.34%) VoIP
20 37 (12.94%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 16 (5.59%) DB2
3 10 (3.50%) MySQL
4 7 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.10%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.35%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.35%) Big Data
7 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 16 (5.59%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.80%) Subversion
3 7 (2.45%) Git (software)
4 6 (2.10%) Hudson
4 6 (2.10%) JIRA
5 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.35%) Ant
6 1 (0.35%) Mercurial
General
1 61 (21.33%) Telecoms
2 20 (6.99%) Finance
3 9 (3.15%) Games
4 8 (2.80%) Banking
4 8 (2.80%) Retail
4 8 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 7 (2.45%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.75%) Local Government
7 3 (1.05%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) Law
8 2 (0.70%) Legal
9 1 (0.35%) Billing
9 1 (0.35%) French Language
9 1 (0.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (36.01%) Network Engineer
2 35 (12.24%) Architect
3 30 (10.49%) Security Engineer
4 25 (8.74%) Network Security Engineer
5 21 (7.34%) Design Engineer
6 19 (6.64%) Analyst
7 18 (6.29%) Network Support
7 18 (6.29%) IP Engineer
8 14 (4.90%) Network Specialist
9 11 (3.85%) Network Analyst
10 10 (3.50%) Consultant
10 10 (3.50%) Network Architect
10 10 (3.50%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.15%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.80%) Active Directory Specialist
12 8 (2.80%) Senior Network Specialist
12 8 (2.80%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 7 (2.45%) DevOps Engineer
13 7 (2.45%) Firewall Engineer
13 7 (2.45%) Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (5.59%) Regular Expression
2 14 (4.90%) .NET
3 9 (3.15%) J2EE
3 9 (3.15%) Servlets
4 6 (2.10%) LAMP
5 4 (1.40%) Web Services
5 4 (1.40%) WAP
6 1 (0.35%) Middleware
6 1 (0.35%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.44%) PKI
2 20 (6.99%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (5.59%) SecurID
4 14 (4.90%) Clustering
5 9 (3.15%) Online Games
6 8 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.45%) Open Source
8 6 (2.10%) Wiki
9 5 (1.75%) Cryptography
10 4 (1.40%) CESG
10 4 (1.40%) NHS
10 4 (1.40%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.05%) Replication
11 3 (1.05%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.05%) e-Health
11 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.05%) User Experience
12 2 (0.70%) Statistics
12 2 (0.70%) Handset
13 1 (0.35%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 90 (31.47%) Windows
2 70 (24.48%) Linux
3 18 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (5.94%) UNIX
5 16 (5.59%) Oracle Linux
5 16 (5.59%) SUSE
5 16 (5.59%) AIX
6 13 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (3.15%) Solaris
8 7 (2.45%) Debian
8 7 (2.45%) Ubuntu
8 7 (2.45%) CentOS
9 4 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.35%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.22%) Load Balancing
2 49 (17.13%) ITIL
3 35 (12.24%) Change Management
3 35 (12.24%) Network Management
3 35 (12.24%) Network Monitoring
4 33 (11.54%) Network Design
5 24 (8.39%) Migration
5 24 (8.39%) Service Management
6 21 (7.34%) Validation
7 20 (6.99%) Network Architecture
8 17 (5.94%) Risk Assessment
9 16 (5.59%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (5.59%) Line Management
10 14 (4.90%) DevOps
10 14 (4.90%) Configuration Management
10 14 (4.90%) E-Commerce
11 13 (4.55%) Project Management
11 13 (4.55%) eTOM
11 13 (4.55%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (4.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 36 (12.59%) SQL
2 20 (6.99%) Java
3 14 (4.90%) PowerShell
4 10 (3.50%) Perl
5 8 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 6 (2.10%) PHP
6 6 (2.10%) Ruby
7 5 (1.75%) VBScript
8 4 (1.40%) Python
9 3 (1.05%) C
10 1 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 102 (35.66%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (22.73%) CCNP
3 52 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 42 (14.69%) SC Cleared
5 41 (14.34%) CCIE
6 39 (13.64%) CCNA
7 28 (9.79%) CISSP
8 21 (7.34%) Degree
9 16 (5.59%) CCDP
10 11 (3.85%) Check Point Certification
10 11 (3.85%) CCSP
11 10 (3.50%) DV Cleared
12 8 (2.80%) CCSA
13 7 (2.45%) JNCIP
14 6 (2.10%) CCSE
14 6 (2.10%) MCSE
14 6 (2.10%) CCIP
14 6 (2.10%) Microsoft Certification
15 5 (1.75%) JNCIE
16 4 (1.40%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (9.79%) PCI DSS
2 22 (7.69%) SLA
3 2 (0.70%) QA
4 1 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (17.13%) Active Directory
2 37 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (6.29%) vSphere
3 18 (6.29%) FreeRADIUS
4 12 (4.20%) Firmware
5 10 (3.50%) Xen
6 9 (3.15%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.15%) ProxySG
7 6 (2.10%) Samba
7 6 (2.10%) Postfix
7 6 (2.10%) XenServer
8 4 (1.40%) NFS
9 3 (1.05%) OpenSSH
9 3 (1.05%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.05%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.70%) XenApp
11 1 (0.35%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.35%) Snort
11 1 (0.35%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 16 (5.59%) Puppet
1 16 (5.59%) CA Spectrum
2 10 (3.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.80%) SCOrch
3 8 (2.80%) FortiGate
4 7 (2.45%) ZABBIX
5 6 (2.10%) SCOM
5 6 (2.10%) HP Quality Center
5 6 (2.10%) Salt
6 5 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
6 5 (1.75%) SCCM
6 5 (1.75%) Netcool
6 5 (1.75%) Nessus
7 4 (1.40%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (1.05%) OpenView
8 3 (1.05%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.70%) CiscoWorks
9 2 (0.70%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.70%) RANCID
Vendors
1 193 (67.48%) Cisco
2 101 (35.31%) CheckPoint
3 78 (27.27%) Juniper
4 66 (23.08%) VMware
5 61 (21.33%) Microsoft
6 51 (17.83%) Citrix
7 45 (15.73%) F5
8 29 (10.14%) Fortinet
9 28 (9.79%) HP
10 27 (9.44%) Blue Coat
11 26 (9.09%) Oracle
12 23 (8.04%) CA
13 20 (6.99%) IBM
14 19 (6.64%) Nokia
15 16 (5.59%) Dell
15 16 (5.59%) Splunk
16 14 (4.90%) Huawei
16 14 (4.90%) Redback
16 14 (4.90%) Radware
17 13 (4.55%) SolarWinds
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