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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 64 70 69
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -1
Contract jobs citing IPsec 4 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.47% 0.51% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 2.17% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 4
Average daily rate
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£525 £450 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +39.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £356 £301
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £180.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +510.16%
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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
184 230 275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.40% 23.26% 29.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 69
Average daily rate £350 £325 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +9.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 8
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.15
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1014.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (60.00%) LTE
3 5 (50.00%) Huawei
4 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (40.00%) VPN
4 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
4 4 (40.00%) Nokia
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
5 3 (30.00%) BT
5 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (30.00%) 3G
5 3 (30.00%) MPLS
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco
5 3 (30.00%) CCIE
5 3 (30.00%) VoIP
5 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
5 3 (30.00%) 2G
5 3 (30.00%) Migration
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (30.00%) 4G
5 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
6 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
6 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (20.00%) Redback
6 2 (20.00%) VLAN
6 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
6 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (60.00%) LTE
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) 3G
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) VoIP
3 3 (30.00%) Ethernet
3 3 (30.00%) 2G
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
3 3 (30.00%) 4G
3 3 (30.00%) Radio Access Network
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco PIX
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) RIP
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) OSPF
4 2 (20.00%) FWSM
5 1 (10.00%) Wireless
5 1 (10.00%) TACACS
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
General
1 8 (80.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Provisioning Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IP Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Design Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (30.00%) Migration
3 2 (20.00%) Reverse Engineering
3 2 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) Network Design
4 1 (10.00%) Network Architecture
4 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (30.00%) CCIE
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) CCSP
3 2 (20.00%) CCDP
3 2 (20.00%) CISSP
3 2 (20.00%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) Huawei
2 4 (40.00%) Ericsson
2 4 (40.00%) Nokia
3 3 (30.00%) BT
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco
4 2 (20.00%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 2 (20.00%) Redback
4 2 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (20.00%) Radware
5 1 (10.00%) Citrix
5 1 (10.00%) VMware
5 1 (10.00%) F5