The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 182 206 225
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +19
Contract jobs citing IPsec 64 57 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.60% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 2.86% 1.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 24 11
Average daily rate £352 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.86% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £297 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £356
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -1.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%
IPsec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1758 1991 1499
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.53% 20.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 970 961 638
Average daily rate £352 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 116 125
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.85% +55.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the South East

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

IPsec
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016.

IPsec Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the South East region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire +19 18 £352 -2.22% 5
Berkshire -11 18 £363 -9.37% 7
Surrey -6 16 £600 +62.16% 5
M4 Corridor - 6 £288 -
Buckinghamshire +17 5 £530 +51.42% 4
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 79 (69.30%) Cisco
2 68 (59.65%) Firewall
3 64 (56.14%) VPN
4 57 (50.00%) WAN
5 56 (49.12%) LAN
6 54 (47.37%) SSL
7 45 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
8 42 (36.84%) MPLS
9 39 (34.21%) DNS
9 39 (34.21%) TCP/IP
10 38 (33.33%) OSPF
11 37 (32.46%) Security Cleared
12 36 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
13 35 (30.70%) SC Cleared
14 34 (29.82%) ITIL
15 33 (28.95%) BGP
15 33 (28.95%) Juniper
16 32 (28.07%) DHCP
16 32 (28.07%) Cisco ASA
17 29 (25.44%) Ethernet
17 29 (25.44%) HSRP
17 29 (25.44%) Data Centre
18 28 (24.56%) VMware
19 26 (22.81%) CCNA
19 26 (22.81%) F5
20 25 (21.93%) Load Balancing
21 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
21 24 (21.05%) SNMP
22 23 (20.18%) Linux
22 23 (20.18%) 802.1X

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 6 (5.26%) Apache
2 5 (4.39%) MS Exchange
3 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.88%) Confluence
5 1 (0.88%) nginx
Applications
1 8 (7.02%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.75%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) SaaS
2 2 (1.75%) IaaS
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (59.65%) Firewall
2 64 (56.14%) VPN
3 57 (50.00%) WAN
4 56 (49.12%) LAN
5 54 (47.37%) SSL
6 42 (36.84%) MPLS
7 39 (34.21%) DNS
7 39 (34.21%) TCP/IP
8 38 (33.33%) OSPF
9 36 (31.58%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (28.95%) BGP
11 32 (28.07%) Cisco ASA
11 32 (28.07%) DHCP
12 29 (25.44%) Ethernet
12 29 (25.44%) HSRP
13 24 (21.05%) SNMP
14 22 (19.30%) Internet
15 20 (17.54%) EIGRP
15 20 (17.54%) Intrusion Detection
15 20 (17.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.88%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
2 1 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.88%) GitLab
2 1 (0.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.88%) JIRA
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (0.88%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.88%) RSpec
General
1 11 (9.65%) Finance
2 10 (8.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.51%) Military
4 2 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (43.86%) Network Engineer
2 23 (20.18%) Support Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 18 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.16%) Senior Network Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Network Analyst
5 12 (10.53%) Network Support
5 12 (10.53%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Security Engineer
7 10 (8.77%) Network Security Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) Security Analyst
8 9 (7.89%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (6.14%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
10 6 (5.26%) Cisco Support
10 6 (5.26%) Cisco Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.18%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.14%) XML
3 6 (5.26%) CSS
4 5 (4.39%) RSS
5 4 (3.51%) JSF
6 3 (2.63%) SOAP
7 2 (1.75%) .NET
8 1 (0.88%) LEMP Stack
8 1 (0.88%) MCollective
8 1 (0.88%) REST
8 1 (0.88%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.44%) Data Centre
2 16 (14.04%) Management Information System
3 14 (12.28%) Cryptography
4 8 (7.02%) Driving Licence
5 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (5.26%) SecurID
6 5 (4.39%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.51%) CESG
7 4 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.63%) DataPower
8 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
8 3 (2.63%) PKI
9 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.75%) Clustering
9 2 (1.75%) HACMP
9 2 (1.75%) LPAR
10 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 23 (20.18%) Linux
2 18 (15.79%) Windows
3 11 (9.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (7.89%) Unix
5 7 (6.14%) Windows Server
5 7 (6.14%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (4.39%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.75%) AIX
7 2 (1.75%) Windows Vista
8 1 (0.88%) CentOS
8 1 (0.88%) CoreOS
8 1 (0.88%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (29.82%) ITIL
2 25 (21.93%) Load Balancing
3 18 (15.79%) Project Management
4 14 (12.28%) Problem Management
5 13 (11.40%) Change Management
5 13 (11.40%) Network Architecture
5 13 (11.40%) Network Management
5 13 (11.40%) Network Monitoring
6 12 (10.53%) Information Security
6 12 (10.53%) Migration
7 11 (9.65%) Computer Security
7 11 (9.65%) Network Design
8 10 (8.77%) Change Control
9 9 (7.89%) Capacity Management
9 9 (7.89%) Incident Management
10 8 (7.02%) High Availability
10 8 (7.02%) Security Patching
11 6 (5.26%) Coaching
11 6 (5.26%) Patch Management
12 5 (4.39%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.63%) C
1 3 (2.63%) Perl
1 3 (2.63%) Shell Script
2 2 (1.75%) C++
2 2 (1.75%) Python
2 2 (1.75%) SQL
3 1 (0.88%) C#
3 1 (0.88%) PHP
3 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.88%) Ruby
3 1 (0.88%) VB
3 1 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (39.47%) Cisco Certification
2 37 (32.46%) Security Cleared
3 35 (30.70%) SC Cleared
4 26 (22.81%) CCNA
5 14 (12.28%) CCNP
6 12 (10.53%) Degree
7 9 (7.89%) CCIE
8 5 (4.39%) CCENT
8 5 (4.39%) CCSE
8 5 (4.39%) DV Cleared
9 4 (3.51%) CCDE
9 4 (3.51%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.63%) CEH
10 3 (2.63%) CESG Certified Professional
10 3 (2.63%) CISSP
10 3 (2.63%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.63%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.75%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.75%) Cyber Scheme
11 2 (1.75%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 6 (5.26%) QA
3 3 (2.63%) RMADS
3 3 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (15.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (1.75%) GPFS
3 2 (1.75%) NFS
3 2 (1.75%) OpenSSH
3 2 (1.75%) Sendmail
3 2 (1.75%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.88%) Btrfs
4 1 (0.88%) Docker
4 1 (0.88%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.88%) iptables
4 1 (0.88%) KVM
4 1 (0.88%) LXC
4 1 (0.88%) Snort
4 1 (0.88%) Squid
4 1 (0.88%) Varnish
4 1 (0.88%) vCloud
4 1 (0.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (4.39%) vRealize
2 4 (3.51%) CiscoWorks
2 4 (3.51%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (1.75%) Cacti
3 2 (1.75%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.88%) Ansible
4 1 (0.88%) CFEngine
4 1 (0.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.88%) HAProxy
4 1 (0.88%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.88%) Nessus
4 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.88%) Puppet
4 1 (0.88%) systemd
4 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 79 (69.30%) Cisco
2 33 (28.95%) Juniper
3 28 (24.56%) VMware
4 26 (22.81%) F5
5 21 (18.42%) CheckPoint
6 18 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 18 (15.79%) Palo Alto
7 14 (12.28%) Cyberoam
7 14 (12.28%) IronPort
8 13 (11.40%) Blue Coat
9 8 (7.02%) Aruba
9 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.26%) Brocade
10 6 (5.26%) HP
10 6 (5.26%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.39%) Avaya
11 5 (4.39%) NetScout
11 5 (4.39%) Polycom
11 5 (4.39%) Tandberg
12 4 (3.51%) Nokia
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