The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 107 114 108
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -6
Contract jobs citing IPsec 21 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.76% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.98% 1.77% 1.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 5
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.24% +15.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £413 £364
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £513 £411
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £363 £295
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +22.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
351 282 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 12.74% 11.56% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 95 160
Average daily rate £325 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £150 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 12
Average hourly rate £29.50 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.47% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £14.85 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £29.17 £27.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the Scotland region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the Scotland region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -4 4 £225 -43.75%
Edinburgh - - - -
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 43 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 40 (93.02%) Citrix
2 40 (93.02%) SQL
3 36 (83.72%) Configuration Management
4 27 (62.79%) Linux
5 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
6 25 (58.14%) SC Cleared
6 25 (58.14%) Software Distribution
6 25 (58.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 24 (55.81%) Clustering
7 24 (55.81%) Solaris
7 24 (55.81%) SAN
7 24 (55.81%) Veritas
7 24 (55.81%) NAS
8 23 (53.49%) Tivoli
8 23 (53.49%) Netcool
9 14 (32.56%) VMware
9 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
9 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.58%) Degree
10 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
11 3 (6.98%) Windows
12 2 (4.65%) VBScript
12 2 (4.65%) DNS
12 2 (4.65%) Replication
12 2 (4.65%) PKI
12 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
13 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (2.33%) Microsoft

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.33%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 24 (55.81%) SAN
1 24 (55.81%) NAS
2 2 (4.65%) DNS
3 1 (2.33%) Wireless
3 1 (2.33%) LAN
3 1 (2.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.33%) VPN
Job Titles
1 21 (48.84%) Integration Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) Citrix Engineer
2 5 (11.63%) VMware Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Support Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (2.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (2.33%) Analyst
4 1 (2.33%) Server Support
4 1 (2.33%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 24 (55.81%) Clustering
2 11 (25.58%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.65%) Replication
3 2 (4.65%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (62.79%) Linux
2 24 (55.81%) Solaris
3 3 (6.98%) Windows
4 1 (2.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (83.72%) Configuration Management
2 25 (58.14%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 40 (93.02%) SQL
2 2 (4.65%) VBScript
2 2 (4.65%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 26 (60.47%) Security Cleared
2 25 (58.14%) SC Cleared
3 11 (25.58%) Degree
System Software
1 43 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) VMware ESX
2 14 (32.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 25 (58.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 23 (53.49%) Tivoli
2 23 (53.49%) Netcool
Vendors
1 40 (93.02%) Citrix
2 24 (55.81%) Veritas
3 14 (32.56%) VMware
4 1 (2.33%) Microsoft