The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 60 77 65
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -12
Contract jobs citing IPsec 8 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.92% 0.59% 2.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.69% 2.54% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 14
Average daily rate
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£255 £358 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.67% +2.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £59.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
217 236 540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 24.97% 23.21% 39.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 80 111
Average daily rate £400 £315 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.98% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £164 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 5
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £13.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £30.50 £29.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in Reading

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 26 (92.86%) MPLS
2 25 (89.29%) VPN
3 22 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (67.86%) DNS
4 19 (67.86%) CCNP
5 17 (60.71%) Firewall
6 16 (57.14%) Cisco
7 14 (50.00%) Juniper
7 14 (50.00%) OSPF
7 14 (50.00%) BGP
8 13 (46.43%) WAN
9 12 (42.86%) Load Balancing
9 12 (42.86%) F5
10 11 (39.29%) Network Management
10 11 (39.29%) Network Architecture
10 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
10 11 (39.29%) VoIP
10 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
11 10 (35.71%) LAN
11 10 (35.71%) CCIE
11 10 (35.71%) SNMP
11 10 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
11 10 (35.71%) FWSM
12 9 (32.14%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
12 9 (32.14%) Network Design
12 9 (32.14%) BIG-IP
12 9 (32.14%) DHCP
12 9 (32.14%) Apache
12 9 (32.14%) WLAN

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 9 (32.14%) Apache
2 1 (3.57%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.57%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 26 (92.86%) MPLS
2 25 (89.29%) VPN
3 19 (67.86%) DNS
4 17 (60.71%) Firewall
5 14 (50.00%) OSPF
5 14 (50.00%) BGP
6 13 (46.43%) WAN
7 11 (39.29%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (39.29%) VoIP
8 10 (35.71%) LAN
8 10 (35.71%) SNMP
8 10 (35.71%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (35.71%) FWSM
9 9 (32.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 9 (32.14%) BIG-IP
9 9 (32.14%) DHCP
9 9 (32.14%) WLAN
9 9 (32.14%) Wireless
10 5 (17.86%) Ethernet
11 4 (14.29%) LTE
General
1 8 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.57%) Retail
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
2 1 (3.57%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Network Engineer
2 10 (35.71%) IP Engineer
3 9 (32.14%) Design Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Security Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Design Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Senior Security Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Consultant
6 2 (7.14%) Network Support
6 2 (7.14%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Provisioning Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Designer
7 1 (3.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Security Designer
7 1 (3.57%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
1 1 (3.57%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 3 (10.71%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) Load Balancing
2 11 (39.29%) Network Management
2 11 (39.29%) Network Architecture
3 9 (32.14%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (32.14%) Network Design
4 7 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 7 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (14.29%) ITIL
5 4 (14.29%) Demand Forecasting
6 3 (10.71%) Migration
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) Change Management
7 2 (7.14%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.57%) SABSA
8 1 (3.57%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (3.57%) Stress Testing
8 1 (3.57%) DoDAF
8 1 (3.57%) Project Planning
8 1 (3.57%) eTOM
8 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Perl
2 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.57%) Python
2 1 (3.57%) C
2 1 (3.57%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (67.86%) CCNP
3 10 (35.71%) CCIE
4 8 (28.57%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (28.57%) CISSP
4 8 (28.57%) CCSP
4 8 (28.57%) CCDP
5 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (21.43%) SC Cleared
7 3 (10.71%) Degree
8 1 (3.57%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) COBIT
2 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (32.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (28.57%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (57.14%) Cisco
2 14 (50.00%) Juniper
3 12 (42.86%) F5
4 11 (39.29%) CheckPoint
5 4 (14.29%) Ericsson
5 4 (14.29%) Nokia
5 4 (14.29%) Huawei
6 3 (10.71%) Redback
6 3 (10.71%) Radware
7 2 (7.14%) BT
7 2 (7.14%) HP
8 1 (3.57%) Tufin
8 1 (3.57%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.57%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.57%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.57%) VMware
8 1 (3.57%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
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