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 5 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 71 63 71
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +8
Contract jobs citing IPsec 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.91% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.32% 2.72% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 3
Average daily rate £363 £525 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.95% +16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £345 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.07% -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+21.66% -83.33%
IPsec
Berkshire

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
271 184 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 27.46% 21.45% 24.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £114 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 2 15
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
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 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 5 February 2016, 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 (80.00%) VPN
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) OSPF
3 5 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) CCNP
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (30.00%) Linux
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) JNCIP
5 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
6 2 (20.00%) F5
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
6 2 (20.00%) Unix
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) CCIE
7 1 (10.00%) CCSP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (10.00%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (80.00%) VPN
2 6 (60.00%) WAN
3 5 (50.00%) BGP
3 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
3 5 (50.00%) OSPF
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) LAN
5 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (20.00%) SSL
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) Wireless
7 1 (10.00%) 3G
7 1 (10.00%) 3GPP
7 1 (10.00%) 802.11
7 1 (10.00%) DNS
7 1 (10.00%) Internet
7 1 (10.00%) L2TP
General
1 1 (10.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Designer
1 3 (30.00%) IP Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Designer
1 3 (30.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Architect
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Design Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Network Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support
2 1 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) Security Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) .NET
1 1 (10.00%) 802.1X
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Linux
2 2 (20.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) CentOS
3 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
2 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) C
1 1 (10.00%) C#
1 1 (10.00%) C++
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) Python
1 1 (10.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (10.00%) VB
1 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (40.00%) CCNP
2 4 (40.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (30.00%) JNCIP
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
5 1 (10.00%) CCIP
5 1 (10.00%) CCSP
5 1 (10.00%) JNCIA
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) F5
3 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) Aruba
4 1 (10.00%) Avaya
4 1 (10.00%) Blue Coat
4 1 (10.00%) Brocade
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Micro Focus
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (10.00%) NetScout