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 1 September 2015 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 204 212 202
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing IPsec 73 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.44% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.01% 2.22% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 11 15
Average daily rate
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£379 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.53% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £255 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £375 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+38.46% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 £59.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.93% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+83.96% -
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
1821 1846 1612
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 19.87% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 985 877 740
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 98 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.70% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 2015.

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 1 September 2015. 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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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 +27 29 £318 +0.79% 3
Berkshire -9 22 £450 +76.47% 6
Surrey -5 8 £485 +34.72% 6
West Sussex - 7 £344 -
Buckinghamshire -2 6 - -
Middlesex - 1 £370 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 77 (66.38%) Cisco
2 65 (56.03%) Firewall
3 63 (54.31%) VPN
4 51 (43.97%) WAN
5 48 (41.38%) SSL
6 47 (40.52%) TCP/IP
7 46 (39.66%) LAN
8 40 (34.48%) Security Cleared
9 39 (33.62%) Linux
10 37 (31.90%) Cisco Certification
10 37 (31.90%) Juniper
10 37 (31.90%) CheckPoint
10 37 (31.90%) SC Cleared
11 35 (30.17%) VMware
12 34 (29.31%) DNS
13 33 (28.45%) OSPF
13 33 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
14 32 (27.59%) BGP
15 30 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
16 29 (25.00%) SNMP
16 29 (25.00%) Data Centre
17 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
18 23 (19.83%) CCNP
18 23 (19.83%) DHCP
18 23 (19.83%) F5
19 22 (18.97%) HSRP
19 22 (18.97%) ITIL
19 22 (18.97%) MPLS
20 21 (18.10%) Wireless
20 21 (18.10%) Ethernet

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, 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 15 (12.93%) Apache
2 5 (4.31%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.31%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.72%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.07%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.03%) MS Office
3 6 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (2.59%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.90%) SaaS
2 3 (2.59%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (56.03%) Firewall
2 63 (54.31%) VPN
3 51 (43.97%) WAN
4 48 (41.38%) SSL
5 47 (40.52%) TCP/IP
6 46 (39.66%) LAN
7 34 (29.31%) DNS
8 33 (28.45%) OSPF
9 32 (27.59%) BGP
10 30 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
11 29 (25.00%) SNMP
12 23 (19.83%) DHCP
13 22 (18.97%) MPLS
13 22 (18.97%) HSRP
14 21 (18.10%) Ethernet
14 21 (18.10%) Wireless
15 20 (17.24%) SAN
16 19 (16.38%) FTP
17 16 (13.79%) EIGRP
18 15 (12.93%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (6.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.86%) Eclipse
General
1 17 (14.66%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.34%) Finance
3 8 (6.90%) Electronics
4 6 (5.17%) Banking
5 4 (3.45%) Back Office
6 3 (2.59%) Military
7 2 (1.72%) Marketing
8 1 (0.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Network Engineer
2 13 (11.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 12 (10.34%) Senior Network Engineer
3 12 (10.34%) Security Engineer
4 11 (9.48%) Network Support
4 11 (9.48%) Support Engineer
5 10 (8.62%) Network Support Engineer
6 9 (7.76%) Consultant
7 8 (6.90%) Analyst
7 8 (6.90%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (6.03%) Cisco Engineer
9 6 (5.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Network Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Security Analyst
10 5 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Integration Engineer
10 5 (4.31%) Architect
10 5 (4.31%) Technical Consultant
11 4 (3.45%) Tester
11 4 (3.45%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.52%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.03%) CSS
3 5 (4.31%) XML
3 5 (4.31%) SAML
4 4 (3.45%) JSF
4 4 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (0.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 29 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 19 (16.38%) PKI
3 13 (11.21%) Computer Science
4 9 (7.76%) DataPower
5 8 (6.90%) e-Health
5 8 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (6.03%) Clustering
7 6 (5.17%) SecurID
8 5 (4.31%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.59%) Public Cloud
9 3 (2.59%) CESG
9 3 (2.59%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.86%) HACMP
10 1 (0.86%) LPAR
10 1 (0.86%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 39 (33.62%) Linux
2 19 (16.38%) Windows
3 18 (15.52%) UNIX
4 14 (12.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (6.90%) Solaris
6 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.72%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.86%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (18.97%) ITIL
2 16 (13.79%) Change Control
3 13 (11.21%) Load Balancing
3 13 (11.21%) Network Architecture
4 11 (9.48%) Configuration Management
5 10 (8.62%) Migration
5 10 (8.62%) Network Design
6 9 (7.76%) Kalman Filter
7 8 (6.90%) Security Architecture
7 8 (6.90%) Identity Management
8 7 (6.03%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (6.03%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (4.31%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (4.31%) Line Management
9 5 (4.31%) Coaching
9 5 (4.31%) Server Building
9 5 (4.31%) Open Source
9 5 (4.31%) WAN Optimisation
9 5 (4.31%) Project Management
9 5 (4.31%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) C
1 9 (7.76%) Perl
2 6 (5.17%) C++
2 6 (5.17%) Java
2 6 (5.17%) SQL
3 5 (4.31%) C#
3 5 (4.31%) PHP
3 5 (4.31%) Shell Script
4 4 (3.45%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.45%) VBScript
4 4 (3.45%) VB
5 1 (0.86%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 40 (34.48%) Security Cleared
2 37 (31.90%) SC Cleared
2 37 (31.90%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (19.83%) CCNP
4 19 (16.38%) CCNA
4 19 (16.38%) Degree
5 9 (7.76%) CCSE
6 7 (6.03%) CCIE
7 6 (5.17%) CCENT
8 4 (3.45%) CCDE
8 4 (3.45%) JNCIA
8 4 (3.45%) JNCIS
9 3 (2.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.59%) CCSP
9 3 (2.59%) CCDP
10 2 (1.72%) CISSP
10 2 (1.72%) CCDA
10 2 (1.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (1.72%) CCSA
11 1 (0.86%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.31%) QA
2 3 (2.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (28.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (23.28%) Active Directory
3 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
3 5 (4.31%) Shibboleth
4 3 (2.59%) VirtualBox
5 2 (1.72%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.72%) Snort
6 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.86%) GPFS
6 1 (0.86%) OpenSSH
6 1 (0.86%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (6.90%) CA Spectrum
2 7 (6.03%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (3.45%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.45%) Netcool
3 4 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 3 (2.59%) Cacti
5 2 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.86%) Nessus
6 1 (0.86%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 77 (66.38%) Cisco
2 37 (31.90%) Juniper
2 37 (31.90%) CheckPoint
3 35 (30.17%) VMware
4 23 (19.83%) F5
5 20 (17.24%) Microsoft
6 15 (12.93%) IronPort
7 11 (9.48%) Blue Coat
7 11 (9.48%) Red Hat
8 9 (7.76%) Nokia
9 8 (6.90%) IBM
9 8 (6.90%) CA
10 6 (5.17%) Citrix
10 6 (5.17%) Aruba
11 5 (4.31%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.31%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.31%) Oracle
12 4 (3.45%) Veritas
12 4 (3.45%) Websense
12 4 (3.45%) Qualys
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