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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 62 78 69
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -9
Contract jobs citing IPsec 5 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.55% 0.72% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 3.02% 3.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 10
Average daily rate
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£525 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% +14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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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
187 265 431
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.64% 23.72% 37.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 101 109
Average daily rate £350 £375 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +31.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £163 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £378
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 7
Average hourly rate £18.00 £14.00 £16.33
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% -14.24%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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 8 (61.54%) MPLS
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
2 7 (53.85%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) Huawei
4 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
4 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 5 (38.46%) CCNP
5 4 (30.77%) DNS
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
5 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
5 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
5 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
6 3 (23.08%) Network Design
6 3 (23.08%) 3G
6 3 (23.08%) Nokia
6 3 (23.08%) Wireless
6 3 (23.08%) BT
6 3 (23.08%) 2G
6 3 (23.08%) Migration
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) CCIE
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) WLAN
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) Juniper

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 1 (7.69%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) MPLS
2 7 (53.85%) LTE
2 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) DNS
4 4 (30.77%) WAN
4 4 (30.77%) Ethernet
5 3 (23.08%) 3G
5 3 (23.08%) Wireless
5 3 (23.08%) 2G
5 3 (23.08%) DHCP
5 3 (23.08%) LAN
5 3 (23.08%) WLAN
5 3 (23.08%) 4G
5 3 (23.08%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (15.38%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (15.38%) SNMP
6 2 (15.38%) OSPF
6 2 (15.38%) BGP
General
1 8 (61.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Network Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Provisioning Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IP Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Design Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Network Architecture
3 3 (23.08%) Network Design
3 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 3 (23.08%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (15.38%) Network Management
4 2 (15.38%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) Stress Testing
5 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
5 1 (7.69%) Change Management
5 1 (7.69%) ITIL
5 1 (7.69%) Project Management
5 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.69%) Demand Forecasting
5 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
5 1 (7.69%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
1 1 (7.69%) Perl
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (38.46%) CCNP
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 3 (23.08%) CCIE
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) CCSP
5 1 (7.69%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (7.69%) CISSP
5 1 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (7.69%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Huawei
2 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 4 (30.77%) Ericsson
3 3 (23.08%) Nokia
3 3 (23.08%) BT
3 3 (23.08%) Juniper
3 3 (23.08%) F5
4 2 (15.38%) CheckPoint
4 2 (15.38%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (7.69%) Redback
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Radware
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix