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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 206 217 191
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -26
Contract jobs citing IPsec 39 28 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.42% 0.32% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.14% 1.72% 2.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 15
Average daily rate
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£325 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £195 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £493 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.74% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £59.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - £27.50
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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
1820 1630 2019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.61% 18.37% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 856 750 601
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 105 180
Average hourly rate £18.25 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.34% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +28 25 £255 -36.25% 4
Surrey - 5 £360 - 6
Buckinghamshire -4 4 £325 - 1
Hampshire -15 3 £315 -31.89% 4
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 68 (81.93%) VPN
2 66 (79.52%) Cisco
3 59 (71.08%) Firewall
4 58 (69.88%) Cisco Certification
5 53 (63.86%) MPLS
6 44 (53.01%) Juniper
7 43 (51.81%) BGP
8 39 (46.99%) OSPF
9 37 (44.58%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (42.17%) VoIP
11 34 (40.96%) CheckPoint
12 33 (39.76%) CCIE
13 32 (38.55%) WAN
14 31 (37.35%) CCNP
14 31 (37.35%) Network Management
14 31 (37.35%) Load Balancing
15 30 (36.14%) DNS
16 29 (34.94%) SNMP
17 26 (31.33%) Cisco PIX
18 25 (30.12%) FWSM
18 25 (30.12%) LAN
19 24 (28.92%) Telecoms
20 23 (27.71%) Nokia
21 22 (26.51%) Network Architecture
22 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
23 20 (24.10%) CISSP
23 20 (24.10%) Ethernet
24 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
24 19 (22.89%) F5
24 19 (22.89%) Redback

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 13 (15.66%) Apache
2 4 (4.82%) SharePoint
2 4 (4.82%) Tomcat
2 4 (4.82%) GlassFish
3 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.41%) IIS
5 1 (1.20%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.20%) WebLogic
Applications
1 6 (7.23%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.20%) MS Project
2 1 (1.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 68 (81.93%) VPN
2 59 (71.08%) Firewall
3 53 (63.86%) MPLS
4 43 (51.81%) BGP
5 39 (46.99%) OSPF
6 37 (44.58%) Cisco ASA
7 35 (42.17%) VoIP
8 32 (38.55%) WAN
9 30 (36.14%) DNS
10 29 (34.94%) SNMP
11 26 (31.33%) Cisco PIX
12 25 (30.12%) FWSM
12 25 (30.12%) LAN
13 20 (24.10%) Ethernet
14 19 (22.89%) Network Security
15 14 (16.87%) UMTS
15 14 (16.87%) SSL
15 14 (16.87%) LTE
16 12 (14.46%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.46%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (1.20%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (28.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Marketing
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Electronics
3 1 (1.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (26.51%) Design Engineer
2 21 (25.30%) IP Engineer
3 17 (20.48%) Network Engineer
4 9 (10.84%) Consultant
4 9 (10.84%) Architect
5 8 (9.64%) Security Engineer
6 7 (8.43%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (4.82%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (4.82%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Design Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior IP Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Test Analyst
8 3 (3.61%) Network Consultant
8 3 (3.61%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.61%) Security Consultant
9 2 (2.41%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.82%) SAML
2 2 (2.41%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Open Source
2 3 (3.61%) SecurID
2 3 (3.61%) Blackberry
2 3 (3.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
4 1 (1.20%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.20%) PKI
4 1 (1.20%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 9 (10.84%) Windows
2 7 (8.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (7.23%) Linux
4 5 (6.02%) UNIX
5 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
5 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.20%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.35%) Network Management
1 31 (37.35%) Load Balancing
2 22 (26.51%) Network Architecture
3 17 (20.48%) Network Design
4 15 (18.07%) Risk Assessment
5 12 (14.46%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (13.25%) Validation
7 10 (12.05%) ITIL
8 6 (7.23%) Demand Forecasting
9 5 (6.02%) Migration
10 4 (4.82%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.82%) Identity Management
10 4 (4.82%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.82%) Project Management
11 3 (3.61%) WAN Optimisation
11 3 (3.61%) Continuous Improvement
11 3 (3.61%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (3.61%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (3.61%) Technical Architecture
11 3 (3.61%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.23%) Perl
2 5 (6.02%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.02%) Java
3 4 (4.82%) VBScript
3 4 (4.82%) PHP
4 3 (3.61%) C
5 1 (1.20%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.20%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.20%) Python
5 1 (1.20%) SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (69.88%) Cisco Certification
2 33 (39.76%) CCIE
3 31 (37.35%) CCNP
4 21 (25.30%) Security Cleared
5 20 (24.10%) CISSP
6 18 (21.69%) CCSP
7 15 (18.07%) SC Cleared
7 15 (18.07%) Check Point Certification
7 15 (18.07%) CCDP
8 6 (7.23%) CCNA
8 6 (7.23%) Degree
9 3 (3.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (3.61%) ISEB
10 2 (2.41%) CCA
10 2 (2.41%) CCIP
10 2 (2.41%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (20.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.20%) JSP 440
2 1 (1.20%) COBIT
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.82%) Shibboleth
5 3 (3.61%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.20%) XenApp
6 1 (1.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (10.84%) FortiGate
2 4 (4.82%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.82%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (3.61%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (3.61%) SCOM
3 3 (3.61%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (1.20%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 66 (79.52%) Cisco
2 44 (53.01%) Juniper
3 34 (40.96%) CheckPoint
4 23 (27.71%) Nokia
5 19 (22.89%) F5
5 19 (22.89%) Redback
6 18 (21.69%) Radware
7 14 (16.87%) Ericsson
7 14 (16.87%) Huawei
8 13 (15.66%) HP
9 10 (12.05%) Microsoft
10 9 (10.84%) VMware
11 8 (9.64%) Blue Coat
12 6 (7.23%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 5 (6.02%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
13 5 (6.02%) Oracle
14 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
14 4 (4.82%) McAfee
14 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
15 3 (3.61%) AlgoSec