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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 65 72 59
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -13
Contract jobs citing IPsec 10 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 0.29% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 1.27% 1.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +29.49%
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £300
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +29.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £112.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-73.33% +221.42%
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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
208 236 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.61% 23.21% 25.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 80 65
Average daily rate £338 £265 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.35% -11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 7
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £15.90 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £180.00 £18.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015, 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 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 8 (61.54%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco
3 7 (53.85%) CCIE
3 7 (53.85%) VPN
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (46.15%) LTE
4 6 (46.15%) FWSM
4 6 (46.15%) Radio Access Network
4 6 (46.15%) Juniper
4 6 (46.15%) CCDP
5 5 (38.46%) Nokia
5 5 (38.46%) Firewall
5 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
6 4 (30.77%) PKI
6 4 (30.77%) VLAN
6 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
6 4 (30.77%) Redback
6 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
6 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
6 4 (30.77%) CISSP
6 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
6 4 (30.77%) Radware
6 4 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
6 4 (30.77%) 3G
6 4 (30.77%) OSPF

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

Applications
1 3 (23.08%) MS Office
1 3 (23.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (23.08%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) VPN
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (46.15%) LTE
2 6 (46.15%) FWSM
2 6 (46.15%) Radio Access Network
3 5 (38.46%) Firewall
4 4 (30.77%) VLAN
4 4 (30.77%) 4G
4 4 (30.77%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (30.77%) 3G
4 4 (30.77%) OSPF
4 4 (30.77%) 3GPP
4 4 (30.77%) VoIP
4 4 (30.77%) RIP
4 4 (30.77%) SNMP
5 3 (23.08%) TCP/IP
5 3 (23.08%) TACACS
5 3 (23.08%) Network Security
6 2 (15.38%) Wireless
6 2 (15.38%) SSL
General
1 10 (76.92%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Design Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) IP Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Security Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Designer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Designer
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) PKI
2 3 (23.08%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (61.54%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (30.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) Load Balancing
2 4 (30.77%) Reverse Engineering
2 4 (30.77%) Network Management
2 4 (30.77%) Risk Assessment
3 3 (23.08%) Line Management
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) CCIE
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (46.15%) CCDP
3 4 (30.77%) CISSP
3 4 (30.77%) Check Point Certification
3 4 (30.77%) CCSP
4 3 (23.08%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) CCNP
5 2 (15.38%) CCDA
5 2 (15.38%) CCSA
5 2 (15.38%) CCSE
5 2 (15.38%) JNCIS
6 1 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 1 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (30.77%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Cisco
1 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
2 6 (46.15%) Juniper
3 5 (38.46%) Nokia
4 4 (30.77%) Red Hat
4 4 (30.77%) Radware
4 4 (30.77%) Redback
5 1 (7.69%) Huawei
5 1 (7.69%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (7.69%) F5
5 1 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix