The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 14 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 138 142 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing IPsec 18 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 0.092% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.02% 0.69% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 0
Average daily rate £450 £390 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
596 434 372
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.63% 13.33% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 212 175
Average daily rate £420 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £452 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 39 26
Average hourly rate £22.50 £18.13 £18.03
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.10% +0.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.86 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.75 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the North West region over the 3 months to 14 February 2016.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the North West region over the 3 months to 14 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
Cheshire - 13 £600 -
Manchester -18 4 £363 - 4
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (76.67%) DNS
2 21 (70.00%) VPN
3 20 (66.67%) SSL
3 20 (66.67%) Firewall
4 19 (63.33%) LAN
4 19 (63.33%) DHCP
5 17 (56.67%) Cisco
6 15 (50.00%) Network Security
7 14 (46.67%) VMware
7 14 (46.67%) Linux
8 13 (43.33%) Intrusion Detection
9 10 (33.33%) WAN
9 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
9 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
10 9 (30.00%) FTP
10 9 (30.00%) HTTP
10 9 (30.00%) SSH
10 9 (30.00%) Google
10 9 (30.00%) VLAN
10 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
10 9 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (30.00%) Google App Engine
10 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (30.00%) Change Control
10 9 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
11 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 6 (20.00%) IIS
1 6 (20.00%) Jetty
1 6 (20.00%) nginx
1 6 (20.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (30.00%) Amazon EC2
1 9 (30.00%) Cloud Computing
1 9 (30.00%) Google App Engine
1 9 (30.00%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 23 (76.67%) DNS
2 21 (70.00%) VPN
3 20 (66.67%) Firewall
3 20 (66.67%) SSL
4 19 (63.33%) DHCP
4 19 (63.33%) LAN
5 15 (50.00%) Network Security
6 13 (43.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (33.33%) TCP/IP
7 10 (33.33%) WAN
8 9 (30.00%) FTP
8 9 (30.00%) HTTP
8 9 (30.00%) SSH
8 9 (30.00%) VLAN
9 6 (20.00%) MPLS
9 6 (20.00%) VoIP
9 6 (20.00%) Wireless
10 5 (16.67%) BGP
10 5 (16.67%) OSPF
10 5 (16.67%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 8 (26.67%) Architect
3 7 (23.33%) Network Architect
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Consultant
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 5 (16.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Data Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Data Migration Lead
6 4 (13.33%) DevOps Consultant
6 4 (13.33%) Lead Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Lead Data Architect
6 4 (13.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Security Engineer
6 4 (13.33%) Senior Consultant
6 4 (13.33%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) .NET
1 6 (20.00%) J2EE
1 6 (20.00%) Servlets
2 5 (16.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (13.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 4 (13.33%) iSeries
2 2 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 14 (46.67%) Linux
2 5 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 9 (30.00%) Change Control
2 9 (30.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 7 (23.33%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (20.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (20.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (16.67%) Information Security
5 5 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 5 (16.67%) Service Management
5 5 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 4 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (13.33%) DevOps
6 4 (13.33%) Migration
6 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
7 3 (10.00%) Coaching
7 3 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (6.67%) Open Source
8 2 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (13.33%) Lisp
3 2 (6.67%) C++
3 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 2 (6.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) CCNP
1 6 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.33%) SC Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.33%) CCIE
3 1 (3.33%) CCNA
System Software
1 9 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 6 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (20.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 17 (56.67%) Cisco
2 14 (46.67%) VMware
3 10 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 9 (30.00%) Google
5 6 (20.00%) Fortinet
5 6 (20.00%) Juniper
5 6 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (16.67%) CheckPoint
6 5 (16.67%) F5
7 4 (13.33%) IBM
8 2 (6.67%) Polycom
8 2 (6.67%) Siemens
9 1 (3.33%) Aruba
9 1 (3.33%) Brocade
9 1 (3.33%) Citrix
9 1 (3.33%) HP
9 1 (3.33%) IronPort