The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 368 345 375
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +30
Contract jobs citing IPsec 40 70 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.33% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 2.47% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 20
Average daily rate £469 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £238 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £625 £505
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
IPsec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2692 2829 2735
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.71% 13.34% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1741 1841 1745
Average daily rate £423 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.03% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 80 74
Average hourly rate £24.23 £19.75 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.68% +16.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.12 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £30.00 £33.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in London

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the London region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in London

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in London

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the London region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in London

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the London region over the 3 months to 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
City of London +30 7 £400 -1.23% 3
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 75 (74.26%) Cisco
1 75 (74.26%) Firewall
2 66 (65.35%) VPN
3 61 (60.40%) OSPF
4 58 (57.43%) BGP
4 58 (57.43%) WAN
5 56 (55.45%) DNS
6 55 (54.46%) Juniper
7 51 (50.50%) TCP/IP
8 50 (49.50%) LAN
9 48 (47.52%) MPLS
10 46 (45.54%) EIGRP
11 45 (44.55%) DHCP
11 45 (44.55%) Cisco Certification
12 42 (41.58%) CheckPoint
13 41 (40.59%) Data Centre
14 33 (32.67%) F5
15 31 (30.69%) SSL
16 29 (28.71%) CCNP
17 28 (27.72%) CCIE
17 28 (27.72%) Cisco ASA
18 27 (26.73%) Internet
19 26 (25.74%) DMVPN
20 25 (24.75%) Wireless
20 25 (24.75%) Microsoft
20 25 (24.75%) Windows
21 24 (23.76%) Linux
21 24 (23.76%) Multicast
22 23 (22.77%) VMware
23 21 (20.79%) VLAN

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 12 (11.88%) nginx
2 11 (10.89%) IIS
3 10 (9.90%) Jetty
3 10 (9.90%) Tomcat
3 10 (9.90%) WebSphere
4 6 (5.94%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.94%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.96%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.97%) Apache
7 2 (1.98%) Confluence
7 2 (1.98%) JBoss
7 2 (1.98%) MediaWiki
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (7.92%) MS Excel
1 8 (7.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.86%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.91%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (8.91%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (7.92%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (7.92%) Google App Engine
4 3 (2.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (2.97%) SoftLayer
5 1 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (0.99%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 75 (74.26%) Firewall
2 66 (65.35%) VPN
3 61 (60.40%) OSPF
4 58 (57.43%) BGP
4 58 (57.43%) WAN
5 56 (55.45%) DNS
6 51 (50.50%) TCP/IP
7 50 (49.50%) LAN
8 48 (47.52%) MPLS
9 46 (45.54%) EIGRP
10 45 (44.55%) DHCP
11 31 (30.69%) SSL
12 28 (27.72%) Cisco ASA
13 27 (26.73%) Internet
14 26 (25.74%) DMVPN
15 25 (24.75%) Wireless
16 24 (23.76%) Multicast
17 21 (20.79%) VLAN
18 20 (19.80%) BIG-IP
18 20 (19.80%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.86%) MongoDB
2 7 (6.93%) MySQL
3 6 (5.94%) Relational Database
4 4 (3.96%) NoSQL
4 4 (3.96%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.97%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (2.97%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.98%) Big Data
7 1 (0.99%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.99%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.99%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 17 (16.83%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.97%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.97%) JIRA
2 3 (2.97%) Subversion
3 2 (1.98%) Hudson
3 2 (1.98%) Selenium
3 2 (1.98%) VisualVM
4 1 (0.99%) Ant
4 1 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.99%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.99%) Gradle
4 1 (0.99%) JConsole
4 1 (0.99%) JMeter
4 1 (0.99%) JProfiler
4 1 (0.99%) JUnit
4 1 (0.99%) Maven
4 1 (0.99%) YourKit
General
1 16 (15.84%) Finance
2 7 (6.93%) Banking
3 5 (4.95%) Retail
4 4 (3.96%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.96%) Legal
5 2 (1.98%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.98%) Marketing
6 1 (0.99%) Advertising
6 1 (0.99%) Law
6 1 (0.99%) Publishing
6 1 (0.99%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (48.51%) Network Engineer
2 14 (13.86%) Architect
2 14 (13.86%) Senior Network Engineer
3 13 (12.87%) Network Architect
4 10 (9.90%) DevOps Engineer
5 9 (8.91%) Consultant
6 8 (7.92%) Data Network Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Design Engineer
6 8 (7.92%) Network Design Engineer
7 7 (6.93%) Network Consultant
8 6 (5.94%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.94%) Network Support
9 5 (4.95%) Analyst
9 5 (4.95%) Designer
9 5 (4.95%) Network Design Consultant
9 5 (4.95%) Network Designer
9 5 (4.95%) Network Security Engineer
9 5 (4.95%) Security Engineer
10 4 (3.96%) Data Centre Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.91%) .NET
1 9 (8.91%) J2EE
1 9 (8.91%) Servlets
2 6 (5.94%) Web Services
3 5 (4.95%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.97%) LAMP
4 3 (2.97%) LAPP Stack
4 3 (2.97%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.99%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.99%) Java EE
5 1 (0.99%) JMS
5 1 (0.99%) WAP
5 1 (0.99%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 41 (40.59%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.90%) Computer Science
3 8 (7.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 7 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.95%) iSeries
5 5 (4.95%) PKI
5 5 (4.95%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (3.96%) CESG
6 4 (3.96%) Cryptography
6 4 (3.96%) IVR
6 4 (3.96%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.97%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.97%) Clustering
8 2 (1.98%) Life Science
8 2 (1.98%) Wiki
9 1 (0.99%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.99%) Fintech
9 1 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.99%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 25 (24.75%) Windows
2 24 (23.76%) Linux
3 14 (13.86%) Unix
4 5 (4.95%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.96%) Ubuntu
6 3 (2.97%) CentOS
6 3 (2.97%) Debian
6 3 (2.97%) Windows Vista
7 1 (0.99%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (0.99%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (18.81%) Configuration Management
1 19 (18.81%) Network Design
2 18 (17.82%) ITIL
3 17 (16.83%) Load Testing
4 16 (15.84%) DevOps
5 13 (12.87%) Network Architecture
6 12 (11.88%) Automated Testing
6 12 (11.88%) Load Balancing
7 11 (10.89%) Change Management
7 11 (10.89%) Security Architecture
8 9 (8.91%) Migration
8 9 (8.91%) Unit Testing
9 8 (7.92%) Network Monitoring
10 7 (6.93%) Low Latency
11 6 (5.94%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (5.94%) Data Management
11 6 (5.94%) High Availability
11 6 (5.94%) Service Delivery
11 6 (5.94%) Technical Architecture
12 5 (4.95%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.85%) Java
2 6 (5.94%) Bash Shell
2 6 (5.94%) Perl
3 5 (4.95%) Lisp
3 5 (4.95%) Ruby
4 4 (3.96%) Python
5 2 (1.98%) PHP
5 2 (1.98%) SQL
Qualifications
1 45 (44.55%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (28.71%) CCNP
3 28 (27.72%) CCIE
4 11 (10.89%) Degree
5 7 (6.93%) CCNA
6 6 (5.94%) CCNP Voice
7 4 (3.96%) CISSP
7 4 (3.96%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.96%) Security Cleared
8 3 (2.97%) CESG Certified Professional
9 2 (1.98%) CCSA
10 1 (0.99%) CEH
10 1 (0.99%) CREST Certified
10 1 (0.99%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.99%) GCFE
10 1 (0.99%) GCIA
10 1 (0.99%) GCIH
10 1 (0.99%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.99%) MCDST
10 1 (0.99%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.95%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) QA
3 2 (1.98%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.99%) FIPS 140-2
4 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.99%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.99%) RMADS
System Software
1 15 (14.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (6.93%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.94%) Firmware
4 5 (4.95%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.96%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (2.97%) Docker
6 3 (2.97%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.98%) iptables
7 2 (1.98%) Postfix
7 2 (1.98%) Samba
7 2 (1.98%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.99%) FreeRADIUS
8 1 (0.99%) NFS
8 1 (0.99%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 17 (16.83%) Puppet
2 12 (11.88%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (5.94%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (5.94%) SolarWinds Orion
4 4 (3.96%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.97%) Ansible
6 2 (1.98%) Cacti
6 2 (1.98%) ZABBIX
7 1 (0.99%) CiscoWorks
7 1 (0.99%) logstash
7 1 (0.99%) Nagios
7 1 (0.99%) RANCID
Vendors
1 75 (74.26%) Cisco
2 55 (54.46%) Juniper
3 42 (41.58%) CheckPoint
4 33 (32.67%) F5
5 25 (24.75%) Microsoft
6 23 (22.77%) VMware
7 19 (18.81%) Palo Alto
8 14 (13.86%) Google
9 9 (8.91%) SolarWinds
10 7 (6.93%) Aruba
10 7 (6.93%) Citrix
10 7 (6.93%) HP
10 7 (6.93%) Riverbed
11 6 (5.94%) IBM
11 6 (5.94%) Mitel
12 5 (4.95%) Blue Coat
12 5 (4.95%) Oracle
13 4 (3.96%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.97%) Dell
14 3 (2.97%) Polycom
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