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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 206 207 210
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +3
Contract jobs citing IPsec 64 36 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.67% 0.39% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.72% 2.10% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 6 12
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -26.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £253 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £413 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £435 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+19.17% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.83 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+87.56% -
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
1721 1714 1562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.11% 18.67% 18.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 917 764 693
Average daily rate £355 £338 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.18% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £462
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 118 94 123
Average hourly rate £22.83 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.45% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.90 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 +15 24 £338 +8.87% 3
Berkshire -10 20 £465 +82.35% 4
Surrey +2 8 £485 - 1
West Sussex - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -1 5 - - 1
Middlesex - 1 £370 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 69 (64.49%) Cisco
2 56 (52.34%) Firewall
3 51 (47.66%) WAN
4 50 (46.73%) VPN
5 48 (44.86%) LAN
6 45 (42.06%) TCP/IP
6 45 (42.06%) Linux
7 41 (38.32%) SSL
7 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
8 38 (35.51%) Juniper
9 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
10 32 (29.91%) OSPF
11 30 (28.04%) BGP
11 30 (28.04%) Active Directory
11 30 (28.04%) Security Cleared
12 29 (27.10%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (26.17%) DNS
13 28 (26.17%) SNMP
13 28 (26.17%) Data Centre
14 25 (23.36%) SC Cleared
15 23 (21.50%) Network Security
15 23 (21.50%) ITIL
15 23 (21.50%) VMware
16 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
17 21 (19.63%) F5
17 21 (19.63%) MPLS
17 21 (19.63%) Windows
17 21 (19.63%) CCNP
18 20 (18.69%) DHCP
18 20 (18.69%) PKI

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 (14.02%) Apache
2 5 (4.67%) Tomcat
2 5 (4.67%) GlassFish
3 2 (1.87%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.93%) nginx
4 1 (0.93%) Confluence
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.93%) MediaWiki
4 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (12.15%) MS Excel
2 7 (6.54%) MS Office
3 6 (5.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.87%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.48%) SaaS
2 2 (1.87%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (52.34%) Firewall
2 51 (47.66%) WAN
3 50 (46.73%) VPN
4 48 (44.86%) LAN
5 45 (42.06%) TCP/IP
6 41 (38.32%) SSL
7 32 (29.91%) OSPF
8 30 (28.04%) BGP
9 29 (27.10%) Cisco ASA
10 28 (26.17%) SNMP
10 28 (26.17%) DNS
11 23 (21.50%) Network Security
12 21 (19.63%) MPLS
13 20 (18.69%) DHCP
14 19 (17.76%) Ethernet
14 19 (17.76%) HSRP
15 18 (16.82%) Wireless
16 16 (14.95%) FTP
17 15 (14.02%) VoIP
17 15 (14.02%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.54%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.93%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.93%) Hudson
2 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.93%) Subversion
2 1 (0.93%) JIRA
2 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
General
1 18 (16.82%) Telecoms
2 14 (13.08%) Finance
3 8 (7.48%) Electronics
4 6 (5.61%) Banking
5 4 (3.74%) Back Office
6 1 (0.93%) Military
6 1 (0.93%) Marketing
6 1 (0.93%) German Language
Job Titles
1 33 (30.84%) Network Engineer
2 13 (12.15%) Analyst
3 11 (10.28%) Senior Network Engineer
3 11 (10.28%) Security Analyst
4 10 (9.35%) Security Engineer
5 9 (8.41%) Consultant
6 8 (7.48%) Network Analyst
7 7 (6.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.54%) Integration Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (5.61%) Architect
8 6 (5.61%) Network Security Analyst
9 5 (4.67%) Technical Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) Tester
10 4 (3.74%) Network Consultant
10 4 (3.74%) Network Support
10 4 (3.74%) Technical Tester
10 4 (3.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 4 (3.74%) Firewall Engineer
11 3 (2.80%) Security Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (14.02%) 802.1X
2 5 (4.67%) SAML
2 5 (4.67%) CSS
3 4 (3.74%) XML
4 3 (2.80%) .NET
5 2 (1.87%) JSF
6 1 (0.93%) LAMP
6 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.17%) Data Centre
2 20 (18.69%) PKI
3 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
4 9 (8.41%) DataPower
5 8 (7.48%) Clustering
5 8 (7.48%) Enterprise Software
5 8 (7.48%) SecurID
6 7 (6.54%) e-Health
7 6 (5.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (2.80%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.80%) CESG
9 2 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.87%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.93%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.06%) Linux
2 21 (19.63%) Windows
3 18 (16.82%) UNIX
4 15 (14.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (9.35%) Solaris
6 7 (6.54%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (1.87%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.93%) CentOS
8 1 (0.93%) Debian
8 1 (0.93%) Ubuntu
8 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.50%) ITIL
2 13 (12.15%) Configuration Management
2 13 (12.15%) Load Balancing
3 12 (11.21%) Change Control
4 9 (8.41%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (8.41%) Network Design
5 8 (7.48%) Identity Management
5 8 (7.48%) Security Architecture
5 8 (7.48%) Performance Monitoring
6 7 (6.54%) Kalman Filter
6 7 (6.54%) Time Management
6 7 (6.54%) Server Building
7 6 (5.61%) Software Distribution
8 5 (4.67%) Line Management
8 5 (4.67%) Open Source
8 5 (4.67%) Migration
8 5 (4.67%) Incident Management
9 4 (3.74%) Validation
9 4 (3.74%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.74%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 9 (8.41%) SQL
1 9 (8.41%) Perl
2 8 (7.48%) C
3 7 (6.54%) Java
4 6 (5.61%) PHP
5 5 (4.67%) C++
6 4 (3.74%) C#
6 4 (3.74%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.80%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.80%) VBScript
7 3 (2.80%) VB
8 1 (0.93%) Python
8 1 (0.93%) Tcl
8 1 (0.93%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 34 (31.78%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (28.04%) Security Cleared
3 25 (23.36%) SC Cleared
4 21 (19.63%) CCNP
5 19 (17.76%) Degree
6 15 (14.02%) CCNA
7 10 (9.35%) CCIE
8 8 (7.48%) CCSE
9 5 (4.67%) CCENT
10 4 (3.74%) CCDE
10 4 (3.74%) CCSP
10 4 (3.74%) CCDP
10 4 (3.74%) DV Cleared
10 4 (3.74%) JNCIS
11 3 (2.80%) CISSP
11 3 (2.80%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.87%) CCSA
12 2 (1.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.87%) Check Point Certification
12 2 (1.87%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 30 (28.04%) Active Directory
2 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.67%) Shibboleth
4 3 (2.80%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.80%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.87%) Snort
5 2 (1.87%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.93%) iptables
6 1 (0.93%) VMware Server
6 1 (0.93%) Samba
6 1 (0.93%) Postfix
6 1 (0.93%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 7 (6.54%) CA Spectrum
2 6 (5.61%) Cisco Prime
2 6 (5.61%) Tivoli
2 6 (5.61%) Netcool
2 6 (5.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.87%) Cacti
4 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (0.93%) Puppet
4 1 (0.93%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.93%) Nessus
4 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.93%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.93%) Salt
4 1 (0.93%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 69 (64.49%) Cisco
2 41 (38.32%) CheckPoint
3 38 (35.51%) Juniper
4 23 (21.50%) VMware
5 21 (19.63%) F5
6 16 (14.95%) Microsoft
7 15 (14.02%) Blue Coat
8 13 (12.15%) Red Hat
9 10 (9.35%) Citrix
10 8 (7.48%) Nokia
11 7 (6.54%) CA
11 7 (6.54%) IBM
12 6 (5.61%) Veritas
13 5 (4.67%) Oracle
13 5 (4.67%) Fortinet
14 4 (3.74%) Aruba
15 3 (2.80%) Qualys
15 3 (2.80%) SolarWinds
15 3 (2.80%) Radware
15 3 (2.80%) BT
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