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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 183 213 212
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -1
Contract jobs citing IPsec 80 51 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.91% 0.53% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 2.83% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 23 7
Median daily rate £409 £400 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.25% +21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £550 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £430 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £48.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 - £25.50
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
1666 1802 1706
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.85% 18.82% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 938 940 738
Median daily rate £375 £360 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 117 101
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.83 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.35% +30.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.40 £45.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £21.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+47.67% +7.50%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 27 July 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
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 33 £340 -29.16% 1
Surrey +14 23 £413 -1.78% 5
Hampshire -4 12 £337 -8.54% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 10 £525 - 1
West Sussex -11 3 £365 +4.28%
East Sussex - 1 £413 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 78 (52.70%) VPN
3 69 (46.62%) DNS
4 67 (45.27%) WAN
5 65 (43.92%) Cisco
6 64 (43.24%) Firewall
7 63 (42.57%) TCP/IP
8 61 (41.22%) BGP
9 56 (37.84%) MPLS
10 55 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
11 53 (35.81%) LAN
12 52 (35.14%) Linux
13 51 (34.46%) DHCP
14 48 (32.43%) OSPF
15 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
15 43 (29.05%) SSL
16 42 (28.38%) Load Balancing
17 39 (26.35%) ITIL
17 39 (26.35%) Active Directory
17 39 (26.35%) Security Cleared
18 37 (25.00%) Juniper
19 36 (24.32%) Internet
20 35 (23.65%) Data Centre
20 35 (23.65%) Windows Server
21 34 (22.97%) MS Excel
22 33 (22.30%) Degree
23 32 (21.62%) CCNA
23 32 (21.62%) Network Security
24 31 (20.95%) SC Cleared
25 30 (20.27%) IPv6

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (10.81%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.35%) Apache
2 2 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (0.68%) Confluence
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.68%) nginx
3 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.70%) PaaS
2 4 (2.70%) SaaS
3 3 (2.03%) IaaS
4 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 78 (52.70%) VPN
2 69 (46.62%) DNS
3 67 (45.27%) WAN
4 64 (43.24%) Firewall
5 63 (42.57%) TCP/IP
6 61 (41.22%) BGP
7 56 (37.84%) MPLS
8 53 (35.81%) LAN
9 51 (34.46%) DHCP
10 48 (32.43%) OSPF
11 43 (29.05%) SSL
12 36 (24.32%) Internet
13 32 (21.62%) Network Security
14 30 (20.27%) IPv6
15 28 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
16 25 (16.89%) HSRP
17 21 (14.19%) HTTP
17 21 (14.19%) Software-Defined Networking
18 20 (13.51%) Ethernet
19 19 (12.84%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (16.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.68%) DB2
2 1 (0.68%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.68%) MySQL
2 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.68%) AppScan
2 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.68%) GitLab
2 1 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.68%) JIRA
2 1 (0.68%) RSpec
General
1 19 (12.84%) Telecoms
2 15 (10.14%) Marketing
3 10 (6.76%) Finance
4 5 (3.38%) Military
5 2 (1.35%) Billing
5 2 (1.35%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 48 (32.43%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.84%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.11%) Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Network Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Network Security Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Security Analyst
3 12 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 11 (7.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Architect
5 10 (6.76%) Senior Network Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Network Support
6 9 (6.08%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) Security Advisor
6 9 (6.08%) Technical Leader
7 8 (5.41%) Azure Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Cisco Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Cisco Network Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Cisco Security Analyst
7 8 (5.41%) Network Architect
8 7 (4.73%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.51%) CSS
2 16 (10.81%) 802.1X
3 12 (8.11%) XML
4 11 (7.43%) .NET
5 3 (2.03%) RSS
6 1 (0.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.68%) LEMP Stack
6 1 (0.68%) MCollective
6 1 (0.68%) REST
6 1 (0.68%) SAML
6 1 (0.68%) SOAP
6 1 (0.68%) WCF
6 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (23.65%) Data Centre
2 23 (15.54%) Management Information System
3 21 (14.19%) Computer Science
3 21 (14.19%) Public Cloud
4 19 (12.84%) Cryptography
5 16 (10.81%) CESG
6 15 (10.14%) Client/Server
7 13 (8.78%) PKI
8 12 (8.11%) RSA SecurID
9 7 (4.73%) Driving Licence
10 6 (4.05%) Clustering
10 6 (4.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (2.70%) Mathematics
12 3 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (1.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.68%) CLARiiON
14 1 (0.68%) Replication
14 1 (0.68%) Symmetrix
14 1 (0.68%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 79 (53.38%) Windows
2 52 (35.14%) Linux
3 35 (23.65%) Windows Server
4 23 (15.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (10.14%) Windows Vista
6 14 (9.46%) Unix
7 10 (6.76%) CentOS
7 10 (6.76%) Ubuntu
8 6 (4.05%) Solaris
8 6 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.35%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.35%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.68%) CoreOS
10 1 (0.68%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.68%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (28.38%) Load Balancing
2 39 (26.35%) ITIL
3 21 (14.19%) Mentoring
4 20 (13.51%) Configuration Management
5 18 (12.16%) Process Improvement
6 17 (11.49%) Presales
7 16 (10.81%) Change Control
7 16 (10.81%) Information Assurance
7 16 (10.81%) Network Design
7 16 (10.81%) Workflow
8 15 (10.14%) Cybersecurity
8 15 (10.14%) Risk Management
8 15 (10.14%) Service Management
9 14 (9.46%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (8.78%) Change Management
10 13 (8.78%) ISMS
10 13 (8.78%) OWASP
10 13 (8.78%) Patch Management
11 11 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (7.43%) Fuzz Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (12.84%) PowerShell
2 14 (9.46%) C
3 13 (8.78%) C#
4 12 (8.11%) C++
4 12 (8.11%) VBScript
5 11 (7.43%) VB
6 8 (5.41%) Python
6 8 (5.41%) SQL
7 7 (4.73%) Ruby
8 4 (2.70%) Java
8 4 (2.70%) Perl
9 2 (1.35%) Tcl
10 1 (0.68%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.68%) Korn
10 1 (0.68%) Lisp
10 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 55 (37.16%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (26.35%) Security Cleared
3 33 (22.30%) Degree
4 32 (21.62%) CCNA
5 31 (20.95%) SC Cleared
6 29 (19.59%) CCNP
7 18 (12.16%) CISSP
8 17 (11.49%) Microsoft Certification
9 16 (10.81%) CESG Certified Professional
10 14 (9.46%) MCSE
11 13 (8.78%) MCSA
11 13 (8.78%) MCSD
12 11 (7.43%) CCIE
13 10 (6.76%) CEH
14 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
15 5 (3.38%) JNCIP
16 4 (2.70%) JNCIS
17 3 (2.03%) JNCIA
17 3 (2.03%) MCITP
17 3 (2.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) RMADS
2 10 (6.76%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (1.35%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (26.35%) Active Directory
2 24 (16.22%) Hyper-V
3 20 (13.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (8.78%) Sendmail
5 11 (7.43%) vCloud
6 10 (6.76%) vSphere
7 3 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (2.03%) XenApp
8 1 (0.68%) Btrfs
8 1 (0.68%) Docker
8 1 (0.68%) iptables
8 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.68%) KVM
8 1 (0.68%) LXC
8 1 (0.68%) Snort
8 1 (0.68%) Squid
8 1 (0.68%) Varnish
8 1 (0.68%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 8 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (4.73%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (3.38%) Netcool
4 5 (3.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.38%) Tivoli
5 3 (2.03%) Nessus
5 3 (2.03%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.35%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.68%) Ansible
7 1 (0.68%) Cacti
7 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.68%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.68%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.68%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.68%) Puppet
7 1 (0.68%) systemd
Vendors
1 65 (43.92%) Cisco
2 43 (29.05%) Microsoft
3 37 (25.00%) Juniper
4 28 (18.92%) Citrix
5 23 (15.54%) VMware
6 21 (14.19%) CheckPoint
7 19 (12.84%) Palo Alto
8 18 (12.16%) F5
8 18 (12.16%) Oracle
9 13 (8.78%) Red Hat
10 11 (7.43%) Blue Coat
11 8 (5.41%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.38%) Veritas
13 4 (2.70%) Barracuda Networks
13 4 (2.70%) Cyberoam
13 4 (2.70%) Huawei
14 3 (2.03%) Extreme Networks
15 2 (1.35%) Nokia
15 2 (1.35%) Qualys
15 2 (1.35%) Tandberg