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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 224 206 213
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +7
Contract jobs citing IPsec 48 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.55% 0.62% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.03% 3.41% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 27 10
Median daily rate £438 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £319 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £450 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £48.00 £47.83 £59.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.35% -18.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +13.20%
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
1585 1759 1817
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.02% 18.29% 19.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 958 849
Median daily rate £375 £355 £348
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.63% +2.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £481 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 123 99
Median hourly rate £37.50 £27.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.88% +42.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 23 August 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 23 August 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
Surrey +10 16 £438 -9.79% 3
Berkshire +5 14 £344 -23.61%
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £525 -
Hampshire -9 9 £386 +18.84% 3
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 August 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 81 (61.83%) Windows
2 67 (51.15%) VPN
3 65 (49.62%) DNS
4 55 (41.98%) WAN
4 55 (41.98%) TCP/IP
5 54 (41.22%) BGP
5 54 (41.22%) Firewall
6 51 (38.93%) Cisco
7 48 (36.64%) Cisco Certification
8 47 (35.88%) MPLS
8 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
8 47 (35.88%) DHCP
9 44 (33.59%) LAN
9 44 (33.59%) Linux
10 40 (30.53%) OSPF
11 39 (29.77%) Load Balancing
12 36 (27.48%) SSL
13 35 (26.72%) MS Excel
13 35 (26.72%) Windows Server
14 34 (25.95%) Internet
15 33 (25.19%) Active Directory
15 33 (25.19%) ITIL
16 31 (23.66%) Juniper
16 31 (23.66%) Data Centre
17 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
18 29 (22.14%) CCNA
18 29 (22.14%) Degree
19 28 (21.37%) Network Security
20 26 (19.85%) IPv6
20 26 (19.85%) Citrix

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 19 (14.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.53%) IIS
3 1 (0.76%) Apache
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.76%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (26.72%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.29%) PaaS
2 3 (2.29%) SaaS
3 2 (1.53%) IaaS
4 1 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (51.15%) VPN
2 65 (49.62%) DNS
3 55 (41.98%) TCP/IP
3 55 (41.98%) WAN
4 54 (41.22%) BGP
4 54 (41.22%) Firewall
5 47 (35.88%) DHCP
5 47 (35.88%) MPLS
6 44 (33.59%) LAN
7 40 (30.53%) OSPF
8 36 (27.48%) SSL
9 34 (25.95%) Internet
10 28 (21.37%) Network Security
11 26 (19.85%) IPv6
12 23 (17.56%) HSRP
13 22 (16.79%) Cisco Nexus
14 21 (16.03%) HTTP
14 21 (16.03%) Software-Defined Networking
14 21 (16.03%) Wireless
15 19 (14.50%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.76%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (0.76%) AppScan
1 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (14.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (11.45%) Marketing
3 9 (6.87%) Finance
4 2 (1.53%) Billing
4 2 (1.53%) Military
4 2 (1.53%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.76%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 43 (32.82%) Network Engineer
2 19 (14.50%) Support Engineer
3 11 (8.40%) Security Advisor
4 10 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.87%) Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) Architect
5 9 (6.87%) Network Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) Network Security Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) Network Support
5 9 (6.87%) Network Support Engineer
5 9 (6.87%) Security Analyst
5 9 (6.87%) Senior Network Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Azure Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Information Assurance Leader
6 8 (6.11%) Security Engineer
6 8 (6.11%) Technical Leader
7 7 (5.34%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (5.34%) Consultant
7 7 (5.34%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (15.27%) CSS
2 14 (10.69%) 802.1X
3 12 (9.16%) XML
4 11 (8.40%) .NET
5 3 (2.29%) RSS
6 1 (0.76%) HTML
6 1 (0.76%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (23.66%) Data Centre
2 24 (18.32%) Management Information System
3 22 (16.79%) Cryptography
4 21 (16.03%) CESG
4 21 (16.03%) Public Cloud
5 19 (14.50%) Client/Server
6 17 (12.98%) Computer Science
7 12 (9.16%) PKI
8 9 (6.87%) RSA SecurID
9 6 (4.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 5 (3.82%) Driving Licence
11 4 (3.05%) Mathematics
12 3 (2.29%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (1.53%) Clustering
13 2 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.76%) CLARiiON
14 1 (0.76%) Fat Client
14 1 (0.76%) Replication
14 1 (0.76%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 81 (61.83%) Windows
2 44 (33.59%) Linux
3 35 (26.72%) Windows Server
4 20 (15.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (13.74%) Windows Vista
6 16 (12.21%) Unix
7 10 (7.63%) Ubuntu
8 9 (6.87%) CentOS
9 5 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.53%) Solaris
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.76%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (29.77%) Load Balancing
2 33 (25.19%) ITIL
3 21 (16.03%) Information Assurance
3 21 (16.03%) Mentoring
4 19 (14.50%) Risk Management
5 18 (13.74%) Cybersecurity
5 18 (13.74%) Process Improvement
6 17 (12.98%) Presales
7 16 (12.21%) Network Design
7 16 (12.21%) Workflow
8 15 (11.45%) ISMS
8 15 (11.45%) OWASP
8 15 (11.45%) Patch Management
9 14 (10.69%) Change Control
10 13 (9.92%) Configuration Management
10 13 (9.92%) Fuzz Testing
10 13 (9.92%) Penetration Testing
10 13 (9.92%) Service Management
11 12 (9.16%) Ethical Hacking
12 11 (8.40%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (14.50%) PowerShell
2 14 (10.69%) C
3 13 (9.92%) C#
4 12 (9.16%) C++
4 12 (9.16%) VBScript
5 11 (8.40%) VB
6 7 (5.34%) Python
7 6 (4.58%) Ruby
8 4 (3.05%) Java
8 4 (3.05%) Perl
9 3 (2.29%) SQL
10 2 (1.53%) Tcl
11 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.76%) Korn
11 1 (0.76%) Lisp
11 1 (0.76%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (36.64%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (22.90%) Security Cleared
3 29 (22.14%) CCNA
3 29 (22.14%) Degree
4 23 (17.56%) CCNP
4 23 (17.56%) CISSP
4 23 (17.56%) SC Cleared
5 21 (16.03%) CESG Certified Professional
6 17 (12.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (10.69%) MCSE
8 13 (9.92%) MCSA
8 13 (9.92%) MCSD
9 12 (9.16%) CEH
10 11 (8.40%) CCIE
11 4 (3.05%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.29%) CCA
12 3 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (2.29%) JNCIA
12 3 (2.29%) MCITP
12 3 (2.29%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (12.98%) RMADS
2 10 (7.63%) SLA
3 2 (1.53%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.76%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (25.19%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.32%) Hyper-V
3 19 (14.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (11.45%) Sendmail
5 9 (6.87%) vCloud
5 9 (6.87%) vSphere
6 3 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (2.29%) XenApp
7 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (12.98%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 7 (5.34%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.34%) SolarWinds Orion
3 3 (2.29%) SCVMM
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.53%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.53%) Nessus
5 1 (0.76%) Cacti
5 1 (0.76%) HP Fortify
5 1 (0.76%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.76%) Netcool
5 1 (0.76%) OpenNMS
5 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.76%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 51 (38.93%) Cisco
2 47 (35.88%) Microsoft
3 31 (23.66%) Juniper
4 26 (19.85%) Citrix
5 22 (16.79%) Oracle
6 20 (15.27%) VMware
7 16 (12.21%) Palo Alto
8 15 (11.45%) CheckPoint
8 15 (11.45%) F5
9 12 (9.16%) Red Hat
10 8 (6.11%) Blue Coat
11 7 (5.34%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.05%) Barracuda Networks
12 4 (3.05%) Huawei
13 3 (2.29%) Extreme Networks
14 2 (1.53%) EMC
14 2 (1.53%) Nokia
14 2 (1.53%) Qualys
14 2 (1.53%) Tandberg
15 1 (0.76%) Siemens