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 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 90 104 108
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +4
Contract jobs citing IPsec 31 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.16% 0.36% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.78% 3.20% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 4
Average daily rate
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£316 £525 £389
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.76% +34.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £525 £362
10% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £525 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £356 £301
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
353 250 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.17% 11.17% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 88 139
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £225 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £10.90 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £30.70 £17.50
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 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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -1 8 £225 -
Edinburgh - - - -
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IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 49 (98.00%) Active Directory
2 46 (92.00%) Citrix
3 44 (88.00%) SQL
4 40 (80.00%) Configuration Management
5 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
6 30 (60.00%) SC Cleared
7 28 (56.00%) Linux
8 27 (54.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 27 (54.00%) Software Distribution
9 26 (52.00%) NAS
9 26 (52.00%) Clustering
9 26 (52.00%) Tivoli
9 26 (52.00%) Netcool
9 26 (52.00%) SAN
9 26 (52.00%) Veritas
10 25 (50.00%) Solaris
11 17 (34.00%) VMware
11 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (28.00%) VMware ESX
13 7 (14.00%) Degree
13 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
14 6 (12.00%) Windows
15 3 (6.00%) DNS
16 2 (4.00%) Change Management
16 2 (4.00%) Validation
16 2 (4.00%) Replication
16 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
16 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (4.00%) VBScript
16 2 (4.00%) LAN

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (2.00%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 26 (52.00%) NAS
1 26 (52.00%) SAN
2 3 (6.00%) DNS
3 2 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (2.00%) HSRP
4 1 (2.00%) WAN
4 1 (2.00%) RIP
4 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.00%) VPN
4 1 (2.00%) Wireless
4 1 (2.00%) MPLS
4 1 (2.00%) OSPF
4 1 (2.00%) BGP
4 1 (2.00%) L2TP
Job Titles
1 21 (42.00%) Integration Engineer
2 7 (14.00%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (2.00%) Server Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Analyst
6 1 (2.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (2.00%) Server Support
6 1 (2.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 26 (52.00%) Clustering
2 7 (14.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.00%) Replication
3 2 (4.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 28 (56.00%) Linux
2 25 (50.00%) Solaris
3 6 (12.00%) Windows
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 27 (54.00%) Software Distribution
3 2 (4.00%) Change Management
3 2 (4.00%) Validation
3 2 (4.00%) Build Automation
3 2 (4.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 44 (88.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.00%) VBScript
2 2 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 31 (62.00%) Security Cleared
2 30 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 7 (14.00%) Degree
System Software
1 49 (98.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (34.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (28.00%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (54.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 26 (52.00%) Tivoli
2 26 (52.00%) Netcool
Vendors
1 46 (92.00%) Citrix
2 26 (52.00%) Veritas
3 17 (34.00%) VMware
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft