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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 203 219 197
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -22
Contract jobs citing IPsec 51 25 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.54% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 1.61% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 13 13
Average daily rate
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£373 £388 £188
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +106.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £321 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £500 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £180.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +453.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%
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
1959 1550 1532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.80% 20.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 927 653 608
Average daily rate £350 £350 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £200 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 104 126 145
Average hourly rate £36.00 £21.81 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.09% +3.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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
Berkshire +17 31 £405 -14.73% 4
Surrey - 15 £370 - 6
Hampshire -10 3 £418 +7.74% 3
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 3
East Sussex - - - - 1
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 68 (79.07%) Cisco
2 54 (62.79%) Firewall
3 53 (61.63%) VPN
4 48 (55.81%) CheckPoint
5 47 (54.65%) Network Security
6 40 (46.51%) OSPF
7 39 (45.35%) Cisco Certification
8 38 (44.19%) LAN
9 36 (41.86%) SSL
9 36 (41.86%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (40.70%) WAN
10 35 (40.70%) Telecoms
11 30 (34.88%) Juniper
12 29 (33.72%) BGP
13 26 (30.23%) Internet
14 25 (29.07%) ITIL
15 24 (27.91%) RIP
15 24 (27.91%) MPLS
15 24 (27.91%) F5
16 23 (26.74%) Security Cleared
16 23 (26.74%) Linux
16 23 (26.74%) CCNP
17 21 (24.42%) CISSP
18 20 (23.26%) PCI DSS
18 20 (23.26%) SC Cleared
19 19 (22.09%) Fortinet
19 19 (22.09%) Degree
19 19 (22.09%) Load Balancing
19 19 (22.09%) SecurID
19 19 (22.09%) Windows

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 6 (6.98%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) IIS
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.33%) Confluence
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.33%) MediaWiki
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.16%) nginx
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.16%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.16%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 54 (62.79%) Firewall
2 53 (61.63%) VPN
3 47 (54.65%) Network Security
4 40 (46.51%) OSPF
5 38 (44.19%) LAN
6 36 (41.86%) SSL
6 36 (41.86%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (40.70%) WAN
8 29 (33.72%) BGP
9 26 (30.23%) Internet
10 24 (27.91%) RIP
10 24 (27.91%) MPLS
11 18 (20.93%) Wireless
12 16 (18.60%) VLAN
12 16 (18.60%) WLAN
13 15 (17.44%) Cisco ISE
14 14 (16.28%) Cisco PIX
14 14 (16.28%) VoIP
14 14 (16.28%) SNMP
14 14 (16.28%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.65%) SQL Server
1 4 (4.65%) DB2
2 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.16%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.33%) Subversion
1 2 (2.33%) JIRA
1 2 (2.33%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.33%) Hudson
1 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.16%) Ant
General
1 35 (40.70%) Telecoms
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 3 (3.49%) Finance
4 2 (2.33%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) French Language
5 1 (1.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 21 (24.42%) Design Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Network Engineer
2 18 (20.93%) Analyst
3 16 (18.60%) Security Engineer
4 15 (17.44%) Security Analyst
4 15 (17.44%) IP Engineer
5 14 (16.28%) Network Analyst
6 12 (13.95%) Network Security Analyst
7 9 (10.47%) Architect
8 8 (9.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Network Design Engineer
9 6 (6.98%) Network Specialist
10 5 (5.81%) Network Design Specialist
11 4 (4.65%) Network Security Specialist
11 4 (4.65%) Network Architect
11 4 (4.65%) Security Specialist
11 4 (4.65%) Support Engineer
11 4 (4.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 3 (3.49%) Provisioning Engineer
13 2 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.65%) Regular Expression
2 1 (1.16%) Middleware
2 1 (1.16%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.09%) SecurID
2 4 (4.65%) PKI
3 3 (3.49%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Wiki
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Clustering
4 2 (2.33%) CESG
5 1 (1.16%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 23 (26.74%) Linux
2 19 (22.09%) Windows
3 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.65%) SUSE
4 4 (4.65%) AIX
4 4 (4.65%) Solaris
4 4 (4.65%) Oracle Linux
5 3 (3.49%) UNIX
5 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.33%) CentOS
6 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.16%) Debian
7 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 19 (22.09%) Load Balancing
3 16 (18.60%) Risk Assessment
3 16 (18.60%) Network Management
4 15 (17.44%) eTOM
4 15 (17.44%) Validation
4 15 (17.44%) Time Management
5 10 (11.63%) Demand Forecasting
6 7 (8.14%) Change Management
7 6 (6.98%) Network Design
8 5 (5.81%) Reverse Engineering
8 5 (5.81%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (5.81%) Migration
9 3 (3.49%) Service Management
9 3 (3.49%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.49%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.49%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.49%) Line Management
9 3 (3.49%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (2.33%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.14%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) Ruby
2 2 (2.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.33%) Java
2 2 (2.33%) Perl
3 1 (1.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (45.35%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (26.74%) CCNP
2 23 (26.74%) Security Cleared
3 21 (24.42%) CISSP
4 20 (23.26%) SC Cleared
5 19 (22.09%) Degree
6 14 (16.28%) CCIE
7 8 (9.30%) CCNA
8 5 (5.81%) CCDP
8 5 (5.81%) CCSP
8 5 (5.81%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (5.81%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.33%) VCP4
10 1 (1.16%) CCSE
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
10 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (23.26%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.49%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.14%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.65%) vSphere
3 4 (4.65%) FreeRADIUS
4 3 (3.49%) Firmware
5 2 (2.33%) Samba
5 2 (2.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.33%) Postfix
5 2 (2.33%) XenServer
5 2 (2.33%) Snort
6 1 (1.16%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco Prime
3 2 (2.33%) Puppet
3 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
3 2 (2.33%) Netcool
3 2 (2.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.33%) SCCM
3 2 (2.33%) SCOM
3 2 (2.33%) ZABBIX
4 1 (1.16%) Cacti
4 1 (1.16%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.16%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.16%) Salt
Vendors
1 68 (79.07%) Cisco
2 48 (55.81%) CheckPoint
3 30 (34.88%) Juniper
4 24 (27.91%) F5
5 19 (22.09%) Fortinet
6 18 (20.93%) Microsoft
7 16 (18.60%) VMware
8 15 (17.44%) Blue Coat
8 15 (17.44%) Tufin
8 15 (17.44%) CA
8 15 (17.44%) AlgoSec
9 12 (13.95%) Citrix
10 10 (11.63%) Nokia
11 8 (9.30%) Radware
11 8 (9.30%) Redback
12 7 (8.14%) Huawei
13 5 (5.81%) IBM
14 4 (4.65%) Oracle
14 4 (4.65%) Ericsson
14 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
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