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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 222 214 185
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -29
Contract jobs citing IPsec 36 14 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.37% 0.16% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.91% 0.99% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 10 30
Average daily rate
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£370 £375 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +45.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £323 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £416 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
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
1881 1412 1715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.12% 16.55% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 899 656 697
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £213 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 96 176
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 December 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
Berkshire +16 24 £350 -11.11%
Surrey - 6 £370 - 3
Hampshire -20 5 £335 -4.21% 3
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 61 (76.25%) Cisco
2 59 (73.75%) Firewall
3 58 (72.50%) VPN
4 47 (58.75%) Cisco Certification
5 44 (55.00%) CheckPoint
6 39 (48.75%) Cisco ASA
7 38 (47.50%) OSPF
8 35 (43.75%) Telecoms
9 34 (42.50%) Network Security
10 33 (41.25%) MPLS
11 32 (40.00%) BGP
12 29 (36.25%) Load Balancing
13 26 (32.50%) WAN
14 25 (31.25%) LAN
14 25 (31.25%) Juniper
15 24 (30.00%) SSL
15 24 (30.00%) CCIE
15 24 (30.00%) CCNP
15 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
15 24 (30.00%) Network Management
16 22 (27.50%) SC Cleared
16 22 (27.50%) CISSP
16 22 (27.50%) Ethernet
16 22 (27.50%) SNMP
17 21 (26.25%) F5
18 20 (25.00%) Internet
18 20 (25.00%) VoIP
19 19 (23.75%) Nokia
19 19 (23.75%) PCI DSS
20 18 (22.50%) Microsoft

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 (7.50%) IIS
1 6 (7.50%) Apache
2 3 (3.75%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (5.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 59 (73.75%) Firewall
2 58 (72.50%) VPN
3 39 (48.75%) Cisco ASA
4 38 (47.50%) OSPF
5 34 (42.50%) Network Security
6 33 (41.25%) MPLS
7 32 (40.00%) BGP
8 26 (32.50%) WAN
9 25 (31.25%) LAN
10 24 (30.00%) SSL
11 22 (27.50%) Ethernet
11 22 (27.50%) SNMP
12 20 (25.00%) VoIP
12 20 (25.00%) Internet
13 17 (21.25%) Cisco PIX
14 15 (18.75%) DNS
14 15 (18.75%) WLAN
15 14 (17.50%) RIP
15 14 (17.50%) Wireless
16 13 (16.25%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.25%) DB2
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) Ant
General
1 35 (43.75%) Telecoms
2 4 (5.00%) Finance
2 4 (5.00%) Retail
3 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.25%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) French Language
4 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (26.25%) Design Engineer
2 18 (22.50%) IP Engineer
3 17 (21.25%) Network Engineer
4 13 (16.25%) Security Engineer
5 9 (11.25%) Architect
6 8 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 6 (7.50%) Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Network Analyst
8 4 (5.00%) Network Design Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Network Design Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Provisioning Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Network Security Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.75%) Security Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Network Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Network Specialist
9 3 (3.75%) Network Security Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.25%) SecurID
2 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.75%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.75%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.50%) Clustering
4 2 (2.50%) PKI
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.25%) User Experience
5 1 (1.25%) CESG
5 1 (1.25%) NHS
5 1 (1.25%) DTV
5 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.50%) Windows
2 12 (15.00%) Linux
3 5 (6.25%) AIX
3 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (6.25%) SUSE
3 5 (6.25%) Oracle Linux
4 3 (3.75%) Solaris
4 3 (3.75%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.50%) UNIX
6 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (36.25%) Load Balancing
2 24 (30.00%) Network Management
3 18 (22.50%) ITIL
4 16 (20.00%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (17.50%) Validation
6 12 (15.00%) eTOM
7 11 (13.75%) Network Architecture
8 9 (11.25%) Change Management
8 9 (11.25%) Demand Forecasting
9 8 (10.00%) Network Design
10 6 (7.50%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (7.50%) Time Management
10 6 (7.50%) Migration
11 5 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
12 3 (3.75%) Line Management
12 3 (3.75%) WAN Optimisation
12 3 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (3.75%) Project Management
12 3 (3.75%) Service Management
12 3 (3.75%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.75%) SQL
2 5 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.00%) VBScript
4 1 (1.25%) Python
4 1 (1.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.25%) Perl
Qualifications
1 47 (58.75%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (30.00%) CCIE
2 24 (30.00%) CCNP
2 24 (30.00%) Security Cleared
3 22 (27.50%) CISSP
3 22 (27.50%) SC Cleared
4 14 (17.50%) Degree
5 10 (12.50%) CCSP
6 9 (11.25%) CCNA
7 8 (10.00%) CCDP
7 8 (10.00%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (2.50%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 1 (1.25%) CCSE
9 1 (1.25%) ISEB
9 1 (1.25%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (23.75%) PCI DSS
2 4 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (7.50%) vSphere
4 5 (6.25%) FreeRADIUS
5 4 (5.00%) Firmware
6 3 (3.75%) ISA Server
7 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.25%) XenApp
8 1 (1.25%) Snort
Systems Management
1 5 (6.25%) SCOM
1 5 (6.25%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.75%) Cisco Prime
2 3 (3.75%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.50%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.50%) Netcool
3 2 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.50%) SCCM
3 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 61 (76.25%) Cisco
2 44 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 25 (31.25%) Juniper
4 21 (26.25%) F5
5 19 (23.75%) Nokia
6 18 (22.50%) Microsoft
7 17 (21.25%) Fortinet
8 14 (17.50%) Radware
8 14 (17.50%) Redback
9 13 (16.25%) VMware
10 12 (15.00%) Huawei
10 12 (15.00%) Tufin
10 12 (15.00%) CA
10 12 (15.00%) AlgoSec
11 11 (13.75%) Citrix
12 8 (10.00%) Ericsson
13 7 (8.75%) HP
14 6 (7.50%) Blue Coat
15 5 (6.25%) IBM
15 5 (6.25%) Oracle