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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 194 222 206
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -16
Contract jobs citing IPsec 76 42 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.97% 2.26% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 17 11
Median daily rate £375 £400 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +100.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £339 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £383
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £325 £363
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 0 1
Median hourly rate £47.83 - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+47.16% -27.77%
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
1912 1855 1659
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.91% 19.85% 18.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1056 891 721
Median daily rate £375 £356 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +9.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £327
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 104 105
Median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +61.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+34.61% +30.00%

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 24 May 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 24 May 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
Berkshire +20 36 £350 - 2
Hampshire -1 13 £338 -15.62% 4
Buckinghamshire +19 11 £500 - 1
Surrey -12 10 £385 -6.66% 4
West Sussex - 5 £350 - 1
East Sussex - 1 £413 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 74 (49.01%) WAN
2 73 (48.34%) DNS
3 71 (47.02%) Cisco
4 66 (43.71%) Firewall
5 65 (43.05%) VPN
6 62 (41.06%) DHCP
7 61 (40.40%) TCP/IP
7 61 (40.40%) LAN
7 61 (40.40%) Windows
8 58 (38.41%) MPLS
9 57 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
10 56 (37.09%) BGP
11 49 (32.45%) OSPF
11 49 (32.45%) Load Balancing
12 46 (30.46%) Linux
13 44 (29.14%) SSL
14 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
15 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
16 41 (27.15%) Data Centre
17 38 (25.17%) ITIL
18 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
19 36 (23.84%) CCNA
20 35 (23.18%) Internet
20 35 (23.18%) SC Cleared
21 34 (22.52%) Cisco Nexus
21 34 (22.52%) MS Excel
21 34 (22.52%) IPv6
21 34 (22.52%) Management Information System
22 32 (21.19%) Degree
22 32 (21.19%) Juniper

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 14 (9.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.31%) Apache
3 2 (1.32%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) Confluence
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.66%) OpenStack
Applications
1 34 (22.52%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.99%) MS Office
3 1 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.32%) IaaS
2 2 (1.32%) PaaS
2 2 (1.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 74 (49.01%) WAN
2 73 (48.34%) DNS
3 66 (43.71%) Firewall
4 65 (43.05%) VPN
5 62 (41.06%) DHCP
6 61 (40.40%) LAN
6 61 (40.40%) TCP/IP
7 58 (38.41%) MPLS
8 56 (37.09%) BGP
9 49 (32.45%) OSPF
10 44 (29.14%) SSL
11 35 (23.18%) Internet
12 34 (22.52%) Cisco Nexus
12 34 (22.52%) IPv6
13 30 (19.87%) Ethernet
14 29 (19.21%) HSRP
14 29 (19.21%) Network Security
15 28 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
15 28 (18.54%) Wireless
16 24 (15.89%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.66%) DB2
2 1 (0.66%) MariaDB
2 1 (0.66%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.66%) MySQL
2 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (2.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.66%) AppScan
2 1 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (0.66%) GitLab
2 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.66%) JIRA
2 1 (0.66%) Rational DOORS
2 1 (0.66%) RSpec
General
1 14 (9.27%) Marketing
1 14 (9.27%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.28%) Finance
3 5 (3.31%) Military
4 2 (1.32%) Law
4 2 (1.32%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.66%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
Job Titles
1 55 (36.42%) Network Engineer
2 25 (16.56%) Support Engineer
3 18 (11.92%) Security Engineer
4 14 (9.27%) Cisco Engineer
4 14 (9.27%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 13 (8.61%) Network Support
5 13 (8.61%) Network Support Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Network Security Engineer
6 11 (7.28%) Senior Network Engineer
7 10 (6.62%) Analyst
7 10 (6.62%) Network Analyst
8 9 (5.96%) Network Security Analyst
8 9 (5.96%) Security Advisor
8 9 (5.96%) Security Analyst
9 7 (4.64%) Architect
9 7 (4.64%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (4.64%) Consultant
9 7 (4.64%) IT Engineer
10 6 (3.97%) IT Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (14.57%) 802.1X
2 19 (12.58%) CSS
3 17 (11.26%) XML
4 10 (6.62%) .NET
5 4 (2.65%) SOAP
6 3 (1.99%) RSS
7 1 (0.66%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.66%) MCollective
7 1 (0.66%) REST
7 1 (0.66%) SAML
7 1 (0.66%) WCF
7 1 (0.66%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 41 (27.15%) Data Centre
2 34 (22.52%) Management Information System
3 25 (16.56%) Cryptography
4 22 (14.57%) Computer Science
5 19 (12.58%) Public Cloud
6 13 (8.61%) CESG
6 13 (8.61%) Driving Licence
7 12 (7.95%) Client/Server
8 10 (6.62%) PKI
9 7 (4.64%) Mathematics
10 6 (3.97%) Clustering
11 5 (3.31%) RSA SecurID
12 3 (1.99%) DataPower
13 2 (1.32%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
14 1 (0.66%) CLARiiON
14 1 (0.66%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.66%) Eurex
14 1 (0.66%) Replication
14 1 (0.66%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 61 (40.40%) Windows
2 46 (30.46%) Linux
3 30 (19.87%) Windows Server
4 20 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (10.60%) Unix
6 12 (7.95%) Windows Vista
7 10 (6.62%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.31%) Solaris
9 3 (1.99%) CentOS
9 3 (1.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.32%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.66%) CoreOS
11 1 (0.66%) SmartOS
11 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (32.45%) Load Balancing
2 38 (25.17%) ITIL
3 18 (11.92%) Change Management
3 18 (11.92%) Configuration Management
4 17 (11.26%) Network Design
4 17 (11.26%) Process Improvement
4 17 (11.26%) Project Management
5 15 (9.93%) Workflow
6 14 (9.27%) Change Control
6 14 (9.27%) Mentoring
6 14 (9.27%) Presales
7 13 (8.61%) Network Management
7 13 (8.61%) Penetration Testing
7 13 (8.61%) Problem Management
8 12 (7.95%) Information Management
8 12 (7.95%) Network Monitoring
8 12 (7.95%) Risk Management
9 11 (7.28%) Capacity Management
9 11 (7.28%) Computer Security
9 11 (7.28%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.27%) C
2 12 (7.95%) C#
2 12 (7.95%) C++
2 12 (7.95%) PowerShell
3 11 (7.28%) VBScript
4 10 (6.62%) VB
5 8 (5.30%) SQL
6 3 (1.99%) Java
6 3 (1.99%) Perl
7 2 (1.32%) Python
7 2 (1.32%) Tcl
8 1 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.66%) Korn
8 1 (0.66%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 57 (37.75%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (27.81%) Security Cleared
3 36 (23.84%) CCNA
4 35 (23.18%) SC Cleared
5 32 (21.19%) Degree
6 20 (13.25%) CCNP
7 16 (10.60%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (8.61%) CESG Certified Professional
8 13 (8.61%) CISSP
8 13 (8.61%) MCSE
9 12 (7.95%) MCSA
9 12 (7.95%) MCSD
10 9 (5.96%) CEH
10 9 (5.96%) DV Cleared
11 6 (3.97%) JNCIP
12 4 (2.65%) CCIE
13 3 (1.99%) JNCIS
13 3 (1.99%) MCITP
13 3 (1.99%) MCTS
14 2 (1.32%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.61%) PCI DSS
2 11 (7.28%) RMADS
3 10 (6.62%) SLA
4 2 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 37 (24.50%) Active Directory
2 22 (14.57%) Hyper-V
3 14 (9.27%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (7.28%) Sendmail
5 3 (1.99%) vCloud
5 3 (1.99%) vSphere
6 1 (0.66%) Btrfs
6 1 (0.66%) Docker
6 1 (0.66%) iptables
6 1 (0.66%) ISA Server
6 1 (0.66%) KVM
6 1 (0.66%) LXC
6 1 (0.66%) Snort
6 1 (0.66%) Squid
6 1 (0.66%) Varnish
6 1 (0.66%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.66%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 16 (10.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 12 (7.95%) Cisco Prime
3 11 (7.28%) SolarWinds Orion
4 5 (3.31%) Netcool
4 5 (3.31%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 5 (3.31%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.99%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.32%) NSN NetAct
7 1 (0.66%) Ansible
7 1 (0.66%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.66%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.66%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.66%) HP Fortify
7 1 (0.66%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.66%) Nessus
7 1 (0.66%) OpenNMS
7 1 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.66%) Puppet
7 1 (0.66%) systemd
7 1 (0.66%) vRealize
Vendors
1 71 (47.02%) Cisco
2 43 (28.48%) Microsoft
3 32 (21.19%) Juniper
4 25 (16.56%) F5
5 23 (15.23%) Palo Alto
6 21 (13.91%) Citrix
7 18 (11.92%) CheckPoint
8 16 (10.60%) VMware
9 15 (9.93%) Red Hat
10 14 (9.27%) Oracle
11 13 (8.61%) Cyberoam
12 12 (7.95%) SolarWinds
13 11 (7.28%) Blue Coat
14 7 (4.64%) Barracuda Networks
15 6 (3.97%) HP
15 6 (3.97%) NetScout
16 5 (3.31%) Aruba
16 5 (3.31%) Avaya
16 5 (3.31%) Brocade
16 5 (3.31%) Veritas