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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 429 475 433
Rank change year-on-year
+46 -42
Contract jobs citing IPsec 134 79 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.27% 0.17% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.95% 1.23% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 44 48
Average daily rate
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£375 £355 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% -5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £241 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £19.60 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £47.20 £34.50
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
6865 6400 8286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.92% 13.73% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3718 3417 3754
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 378 433 643
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.75 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
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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 29 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 29 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 +21 65 £380 +5.55% 20
South East +7 40 £330 -24.57% 15
South West -29 11 £425 +46.55% 4
East of England -22 7 £313 +4.60% 4
North West +2 5 £280 -39.45% 2
West Midlands -7 5 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
IPsec
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 166 (70.64%) VPN
2 149 (63.40%) Cisco
3 145 (61.70%) Firewall
4 119 (50.64%) WAN
5 104 (44.26%) BGP
6 102 (43.40%) LAN
7 100 (42.55%) MPLS
8 99 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
9 95 (40.43%) DNS
10 85 (36.17%) OSPF
11 73 (31.06%) TCP/IP
12 70 (29.79%) CCNP
13 68 (28.94%) VMware
14 64 (27.23%) Windows
14 64 (27.23%) Network Security
15 62 (26.38%) CheckPoint
16 61 (25.96%) Juniper
17 58 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
18 57 (24.26%) DHCP
18 57 (24.26%) Wireless
19 55 (23.40%) VoIP
20 51 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (21.28%) Microsoft
22 49 (20.85%) EIGRP
23 48 (20.43%) SSL
23 48 (20.43%) HP
23 48 (20.43%) Network Management
24 47 (20.00%) SNMP
25 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
26 45 (19.15%) Load Balancing

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 40 (17.02%) Apache
2 22 (9.36%) IIS
3 20 (8.51%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.51%) nginx
4 17 (7.23%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.38%) SharePoint
6 12 (5.11%) Confluence
6 12 (5.11%) Lync
6 12 (5.11%) MediaWiki
6 12 (5.11%) Tomcat
7 8 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (3.40%) Jetty
8 7 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.13%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.70%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.43%) CMS
11 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (11.06%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.55%) MS Office
3 3 (1.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.85%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.26%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (4.26%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (4.26%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.85%) Office 365
3 1 (0.43%) IaaS
3 1 (0.43%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 166 (70.64%) VPN
2 145 (61.70%) Firewall
3 119 (50.64%) WAN
4 104 (44.26%) BGP
5 102 (43.40%) LAN
6 100 (42.55%) MPLS
7 95 (40.43%) DNS
8 85 (36.17%) OSPF
9 73 (31.06%) TCP/IP
10 64 (27.23%) Network Security
11 58 (24.68%) Cisco ASA
12 57 (24.26%) Wireless
12 57 (24.26%) DHCP
13 55 (23.40%) VoIP
14 49 (20.85%) EIGRP
15 48 (20.43%) SSL
16 47 (20.00%) SNMP
17 36 (15.32%) Cisco PIX
18 28 (11.91%) HTTP
19 27 (11.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.79%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.36%) MySQL
3 12 (5.11%) Relational Database
3 12 (5.11%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.85%) DB2
4 2 (0.85%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.85%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (8.09%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.53%) Subversion
3 12 (5.11%) JIRA
3 12 (5.11%) Git (software)
3 12 (5.11%) Hudson
4 1 (0.43%) Ant
4 1 (0.43%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 32 (13.62%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.38%) Finance
3 7 (2.98%) Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.55%) Local Government
5 5 (2.13%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.85%) Publishing
6 2 (0.85%) Back Office
7 1 (0.43%) Electronics
7 1 (0.43%) Legal
7 1 (0.43%) Games
7 1 (0.43%) Retail
7 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 69 (29.36%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.49%) Architect
3 24 (10.21%) Consultant
4 19 (8.09%) Cisco Engineer
4 19 (8.09%) IP Engineer
5 18 (7.66%) Design Engineer
6 17 (7.23%) Analyst
6 17 (7.23%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.53%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.68%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.68%) Administrator
10 10 (4.26%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.26%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (3.83%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.83%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.83%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.40%) Senior Network Specialist
13 7 (2.98%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.81%) .NET
2 12 (5.11%) LAMP
3 10 (4.26%) XMPP
4 8 (3.40%) J2EE
4 8 (3.40%) Servlets
5 4 (1.70%) SAML
6 3 (1.28%) Web Services
6 3 (1.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.85%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.43%) XHTML
8 1 (0.43%) CSS
8 1 (0.43%) HTML
8 1 (0.43%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.66%) PKI
2 14 (5.96%) Clustering
3 13 (5.53%) Open Source
4 12 (5.11%) Wiki
5 4 (1.70%) SecurID
5 4 (1.70%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.70%) Replication
5 4 (1.70%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.28%) CESG
6 3 (1.28%) NHS
7 2 (0.85%) Cryptography
7 2 (0.85%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) FMCG
8 1 (0.43%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.43%) e-Health
8 1 (0.43%) Firmware
8 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.43%) DTV
8 1 (0.43%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 64 (27.23%) Windows
2 43 (18.30%) Linux
3 25 (10.64%) UNIX
4 22 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (5.11%) Debian
6 11 (4.68%) Ubuntu
7 10 (4.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (3.83%) Solaris
9 6 (2.55%) CentOS
9 6 (2.55%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.70%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.85%) SUSE
12 2 (0.85%) AIX
12 2 (0.85%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) Network Management
2 45 (19.15%) Load Balancing
3 39 (16.60%) ITIL
4 32 (13.62%) Network Architecture
5 30 (12.77%) Network Design
6 21 (8.94%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (8.09%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (7.23%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (6.81%) Migration
9 16 (6.81%) Network Monitoring
10 15 (6.38%) DevOps
10 15 (6.38%) Configuration Management
10 15 (6.38%) Risk Assessment
11 14 (5.96%) Validation
12 13 (5.53%) Data Modelling
13 12 (5.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 10 (4.26%) Change Management
15 9 (3.83%) Time Management
16 8 (3.40%) Unit Testing
16 8 (3.40%) Master Data Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (14.47%) SQL
2 31 (13.19%) Java
3 27 (11.49%) Perl
4 16 (6.81%) PHP
5 12 (5.11%) Ruby
5 12 (5.11%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.26%) C
7 3 (1.28%) PowerShell
8 2 (0.85%) Python
9 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 99 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (29.79%) CCNP
3 44 (18.72%) Security Cleared
4 35 (14.89%) SC Cleared
4 35 (14.89%) CCIE
4 35 (14.89%) CCNA
5 23 (9.79%) CISSP
6 18 (7.66%) CCSP
7 17 (7.23%) CCDP
8 16 (6.81%) Degree
9 15 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.70%) CCSE
11 3 (1.28%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 3 (1.28%) ISEB
12 2 (0.85%) CCA
12 2 (0.85%) MCSE
12 2 (0.85%) CCIP
12 2 (0.85%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.85%) CCDE
12 2 (0.85%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.66%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.83%) SLA
3 4 (1.70%) QA
4 1 (0.43%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) COBIT
System Software
1 51 (21.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (19.57%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.66%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.38%) Xen
4 15 (6.38%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.53%) Samba
5 13 (5.53%) XenServer
6 12 (5.11%) Postfix
6 12 (5.11%) vSphere
7 5 (2.13%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.70%) Shibboleth
9 3 (1.28%) OpenSSH
9 3 (1.28%) NFS
10 2 (0.85%) RACF
10 2 (0.85%) UAG
10 2 (0.85%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.43%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.43%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.43%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (9.36%) Puppet
2 12 (5.11%) ZABBIX
2 12 (5.11%) HP Quality Center
3 11 (4.68%) SCOM
3 11 (4.68%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.83%) SCCM
4 9 (3.83%) Backup Exec
5 7 (2.98%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.13%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (1.70%) OpenView
7 4 (1.70%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.70%) SCSM
8 3 (1.28%) Nagios
8 3 (1.28%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.85%) Cacti
9 2 (0.85%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (0.85%) Salt
10 1 (0.43%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 149 (63.40%) Cisco
2 68 (28.94%) VMware
3 62 (26.38%) CheckPoint
4 61 (25.96%) Juniper
5 50 (21.28%) Microsoft
6 48 (20.43%) HP
7 44 (18.72%) F5
8 36 (15.32%) Oracle
9 23 (9.79%) Citrix
10 22 (9.36%) Nokia
11 18 (7.66%) Red Hat
12 17 (7.23%) Redback
13 16 (6.81%) Radware
14 12 (5.11%) Ericsson
14 12 (5.11%) Dell
14 12 (5.11%) Blue Coat
14 12 (5.11%) Huawei
14 12 (5.11%) Fortinet
15 11 (4.68%) SolarWinds
15 11 (4.68%) Splunk
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