The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank - 148 142
Contract jobs citing IPsec 0 5 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.22% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 3
Median daily rate - £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.76%
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.81 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.65% -
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
346 411 491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.49% 12.81% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 227 279
Median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £148 £200 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £516 £488 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 34 61
Median hourly rate £28.00 £39.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.20% +65.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (50.00%) BGP
3 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 5 (41.67%) Juniper
4 5 (41.67%) CCNP
5 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) JNCIP
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
6 3 (25.00%) LTE
6 3 (25.00%) 4G
6 3 (25.00%) F5
6 3 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
6 3 (25.00%) JNCIA
6 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (25.00%) Migration
6 3 (25.00%) CESG
6 3 (25.00%) Network Design
6 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
6 3 (25.00%) VoIP
6 3 (25.00%) Internet
6 3 (25.00%) CCNA

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 1 (8.33%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 6 (50.00%) BGP
2 6 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 6 (50.00%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 4 (33.33%) Wireless
5 3 (25.00%) 4G
5 3 (25.00%) DNS
5 3 (25.00%) EIGRP
5 3 (25.00%) Internet
5 3 (25.00%) LTE
5 3 (25.00%) VoIP
5 3 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (16.67%) BIG-IP
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
6 2 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 2 (16.67%) IPv6
6 2 (16.67%) MPLS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Aerospace
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (25.00%) Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Designer
1 3 (25.00%) Network Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Network Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Administrator
1 3 (25.00%) Senior Network Consultant
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Mobile Designer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IP Designer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Designer
3 1 (8.33%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
2 1 (8.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Linux
1 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 3 (25.00%) Migration
1 3 (25.00%) Network Design
1 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
2 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (8.33%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) DevOps
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) Java
1 1 (8.33%) Perl
1 1 (8.33%) Python
1 1 (8.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (41.67%) CCNP
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) Security Cleared
3 4 (33.33%) JNCIP
4 3 (25.00%) CCDP
4 3 (25.00%) CCNA
4 3 (25.00%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Samba
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
1 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Nagios
1 1 (8.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Cisco
2 5 (41.67%) Juniper
3 4 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (25.00%) Dell
4 3 (25.00%) F5
4 3 (25.00%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (8.33%) Huawei
5 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
5 1 (8.33%) NetApp
5 1 (8.33%) Nokia
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) VMware