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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 58 - 62
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IPsec 10 0 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 1.14% - 1.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.15% - 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 9
Average daily rate
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£255 - £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £360 £369
% change year-on-year
-9.72% -2.37%
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
241 239 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.57% 23.80% 35.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 83 100
Average daily rate £375 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £165 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 4
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 £13.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £34.25 £20.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 25 (96.15%) VPN
1 25 (96.15%) MPLS
2 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
3 19 (73.08%) DNS
3 19 (73.08%) CCNP
4 17 (65.38%) Firewall
5 16 (61.54%) Cisco
6 14 (53.85%) Juniper
6 14 (53.85%) OSPF
6 14 (53.85%) BGP
7 13 (50.00%) WAN
8 12 (46.15%) Load Balancing
8 12 (46.15%) F5
9 11 (42.31%) Network Management
9 11 (42.31%) Network Architecture
9 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (42.31%) VoIP
9 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
10 10 (38.46%) LAN
10 10 (38.46%) CCIE
10 10 (38.46%) SNMP
10 10 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
10 10 (38.46%) FWSM
11 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
11 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (34.62%) Network Design
11 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
11 9 (34.62%) DHCP
11 9 (34.62%) Apache
11 9 (34.62%) WLAN

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (34.62%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 25 (96.15%) VPN
1 25 (96.15%) MPLS
2 19 (73.08%) DNS
3 17 (65.38%) Firewall
4 14 (53.85%) OSPF
4 14 (53.85%) BGP
5 13 (50.00%) WAN
6 11 (42.31%) VoIP
6 11 (42.31%) Cisco ASA
7 10 (38.46%) Cisco PIX
7 10 (38.46%) LAN
7 10 (38.46%) SNMP
7 10 (38.46%) FWSM
8 9 (34.62%) Cisco Nexus
8 9 (34.62%) WLAN
8 9 (34.62%) DHCP
8 9 (34.62%) BIG-IP
8 9 (34.62%) Wireless
9 3 (11.54%) Ethernet
10 2 (7.69%) SMTP
General
1 6 (23.08%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Legal
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 10 (38.46%) IP Engineer
3 9 (34.62%) Design Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Security Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior IP Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) Senior Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) IP Network Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Network Design Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) Consultant
6 2 (7.69%) Network Support
7 1 (3.85%) Network Architect
7 1 (3.85%) NOC Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Security Designer
7 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Designer
7 1 (3.85%) Senior Network Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) Architect
7 1 (3.85%) Network Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.85%) SecurID
1 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (11.54%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Load Balancing
2 11 (42.31%) Network Management
2 11 (42.31%) Network Architecture
3 9 (34.62%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (34.62%) Network Design
4 7 (26.92%) Risk Assessment
5 4 (15.38%) ITIL
5 4 (15.38%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (7.69%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Change Management
6 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
7 1 (3.85%) SABSA
7 1 (3.85%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.85%) Stress Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Validation
7 1 (3.85%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) eTOM
7 1 (3.85%) DoDAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Perl
2 1 (3.85%) Python
2 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
2 1 (3.85%) C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 22 (84.62%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (73.08%) CCNP
3 10 (38.46%) CCIE
4 8 (30.77%) CCSP
4 8 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
4 8 (30.77%) CCDP
4 8 (30.77%) CISSP
5 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
6 6 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Degree
8 1 (3.85%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (3.85%) COBIT
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 16 (61.54%) Cisco
2 14 (53.85%) Juniper
3 12 (46.15%) F5
4 11 (42.31%) CheckPoint
5 4 (15.38%) Nokia
6 3 (11.54%) Radware
6 3 (11.54%) Ericsson
6 3 (11.54%) Redback
7 2 (7.69%) Huawei
7 2 (7.69%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) VMware
8 1 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (3.85%) Fortinet
8 1 (3.85%) Tufin
8 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
8 1 (3.85%) AlgoSec