The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 118 107 94
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing IPsec 10 1 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.041% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.76% 0.45% 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 7
Average daily rate
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£261 - £385
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 - £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £305 - £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.22% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
362 220 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.14% 8.95% 12.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 104 115
Average daily rate £343 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £158 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
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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
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 31 July 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 - 3 - - 1
Aberdeen - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
IPsec
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IPsec
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (45.45%) Build Automation
2 5 (45.45%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
2 5 (45.45%) Validation
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) Clustering
3 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
3 4 (36.36%) Netcool
3 4 (36.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Solaris
3 4 (36.36%) Linux
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
3 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
3 4 (36.36%) NAS
3 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
4 3 (27.27%) Change Management
4 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
4 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
4 3 (27.27%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) Veritas
5 2 (18.18%) VBScript
5 2 (18.18%) PowerShell

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 4 (36.36%) NAS
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Citrix Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Technical Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Windows
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2003
1 5 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (36.36%) Solaris
2 4 (36.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Validation
1 5 (45.45%) Build Automation
2 4 (36.36%) Software Distribution
2 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 3 (27.27%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Unit Testing
3 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) VBScript
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (81.82%) SC Cleared
1 9 (81.82%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (36.36%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Tivoli
1 4 (36.36%) Netcool
1 4 (36.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Citrix
2 5 (45.45%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) Veritas