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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 106 115 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -15
Contract jobs citing IPsec 22 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.80% 0.12% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.73% 1.04% 2.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 6
Average daily rate
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£266 £475 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.00% +31.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £475 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-15.06% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £26.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £15.50
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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
327 289 345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 11.88% 11.40% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 119 142
Average daily rate £324 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.32% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £180 £126
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £425 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 27
Average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.95 £10.73 £16.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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 5 £260 -5.45%
Edinburgh - - - -
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
1 25 (89.29%) Citrix
2 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
3 19 (67.86%) SQL
3 19 (67.86%) SC Cleared
4 17 (60.71%) Configuration Management
5 16 (57.14%) Clustering
5 16 (57.14%) Tivoli
5 16 (57.14%) Netcool
5 16 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 16 (57.14%) NAS
5 16 (57.14%) Software Distribution
6 15 (53.57%) SAN
6 15 (53.57%) Veritas
6 15 (53.57%) Solaris
6 15 (53.57%) Linux
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (25.00%) VMware
7 7 (25.00%) Windows
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (21.43%) Validation
8 6 (21.43%) Build Automation
8 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.86%) Change Management
9 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
9 5 (17.86%) Performance Management
9 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
10 2 (7.14%) VBScript
10 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
11 1 (3.57%) HSRP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (57.14%) NAS
2 15 (53.57%) SAN
3 1 (3.57%) MPLS
3 1 (3.57%) OSPF
3 1 (3.57%) BGP
3 1 (3.57%) L2TP
3 1 (3.57%) LAN
3 1 (3.57%) WAN
3 1 (3.57%) RIP
3 1 (3.57%) DNS
3 1 (3.57%) HSRP
Job Titles
1 8 (28.57%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (21.43%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (7.14%) Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Technical Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 1 (3.57%) Network Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (3.57%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 16 (57.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Solaris
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 7 (25.00%) Windows
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (60.71%) Configuration Management
2 16 (57.14%) Software Distribution
3 6 (21.43%) Build Automation
3 6 (21.43%) Validation
4 5 (17.86%) Unit Testing
4 5 (17.86%) Performance Management
4 5 (17.86%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (67.86%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
2 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (71.43%) Security Cleared
2 19 (67.86%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 25 (89.29%) Active Directory
2 7 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (17.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 16 (57.14%) Tivoli
1 16 (57.14%) Netcool
1 16 (57.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (89.29%) Citrix
2 15 (53.57%) Veritas
3 7 (25.00%) VMware