The first table below looks at the demand for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 139 119 141
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +22
Contract jobs citing IPsec 5 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.15% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.04% 1.25% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate £425 £200 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+112.50% -57.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £112.50 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+221.42% +12.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
483 321 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 14.58% 13.80% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 187 291
Average daily rate £375 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 39
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -21.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
IPsec
England

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the South West region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the South West

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the South West region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Bristol -13 3 £425 +112.50%
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Dorset - - - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (85.71%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) OSPF
3 10 (71.43%) Cisco
3 10 (71.43%) VPN
3 10 (71.43%) Network Security
4 8 (57.14%) MPLS
5 7 (50.00%) IPv6
5 7 (50.00%) Firewall
6 6 (42.86%) IPv4
6 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (42.86%) Juniper
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
6 6 (42.86%) JNCIS
7 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) Windows
7 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
7 5 (35.71%) Citrix
7 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
7 5 (35.71%) VMware
8 4 (28.57%) LAMP
8 4 (28.57%) Samba
8 4 (28.57%) Debian
8 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
8 4 (28.57%) Subversion
8 4 (28.57%) H.323
8 4 (28.57%) CCNP
8 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (28.57%) Red Hat

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (28.57%) Apache
1 4 (28.57%) nginx
1 4 (28.57%) Confluence
1 4 (28.57%) MediaWiki
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) BGP
2 11 (78.57%) OSPF
3 10 (71.43%) VPN
3 10 (71.43%) Network Security
4 8 (57.14%) MPLS
5 7 (50.00%) IPv6
5 7 (50.00%) Firewall
6 6 (42.86%) IPv4
6 6 (42.86%) LAN
6 6 (42.86%) WAN
7 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
7 5 (35.71%) EIGRP
8 4 (28.57%) H.323
8 4 (28.57%) LDAP
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (21.43%) Junos
9 3 (21.43%) ICMP
9 3 (21.43%) Wireless
10 2 (14.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (28.57%) MySQL
1 4 (28.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) Subversion
1 4 (28.57%) Hudson
1 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
1 4 (28.57%) JIRA
1 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (14.29%) Billing
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Designer
2 3 (21.43%) Network Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Administrator
2 3 (21.43%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (28.57%) Wiki
2 2 (14.29%) Cryptography
3 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 5 (35.71%) Windows
2 4 (28.57%) Debian
2 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (28.57%) Linux
2 4 (28.57%) Ubuntu
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Capacity Planning
2 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
2 4 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 3 (21.43%) Network Management
3 3 (21.43%) Risk Management
4 2 (14.29%) Asset Management
4 2 (14.29%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Validation
5 1 (7.14%) ITSM
5 1 (7.14%) Information Security
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) Java
1 4 (28.57%) Perl
1 4 (28.57%) PHP
1 4 (28.57%) SQL
1 4 (28.57%) Bash Shell
1 4 (28.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (42.86%) JNCIS
2 4 (28.57%) CCNP
2 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) SC Cleared
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Samba
1 4 (28.57%) Postfix
1 4 (28.57%) XenServer
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Puppet
1 4 (28.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 10 (71.43%) Cisco
2 6 (42.86%) Juniper
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) VMware
4 4 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) Tandberg
5 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 1 (7.14%) BT
6 1 (7.14%) Nokia Solutions and Networks