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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 122 128 136
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +8
Contract jobs citing IPsec 23 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.59% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 4.77% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 10
Median daily rate £363 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £423 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £550 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £430 £365
% change year-on-year
-6.33% +17.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
546 398 418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 17.90% 12.40% 13.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 229 248
Median daily rate £360 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.09% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £483 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 29 38
Median hourly rate £40.00 £42.46 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.79% +142.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.19 £15.70 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.19 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 28 July 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
Bristol +8 9 £388 -35.37% 2
Wiltshire -1 7 £363 -23.68%
Gloucestershire -5 4 £313 -30.55%
Dorset - 3 £393 -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 47 (92.16%) VPN
2 40 (78.43%) Cisco
3 38 (74.51%) Juniper
3 38 (74.51%) SC Cleared
3 38 (74.51%) Security Cleared
4 37 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
5 34 (66.67%) BGP
5 34 (66.67%) CCNP
6 33 (64.71%) MPLS
7 30 (58.82%) OSPF
8 28 (54.90%) Firewall
9 27 (52.94%) WAN
10 23 (45.10%) DV Cleared
11 19 (37.25%) Linux
12 18 (35.29%) EIGRP
13 16 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
14 15 (29.41%) JNCIP
15 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
16 13 (25.49%) BT
16 13 (25.49%) CheckPoint
17 12 (23.53%) F5
18 11 (21.57%) Network Security
19 9 (17.65%) PKI
19 9 (17.65%) Wireshark
19 9 (17.65%) DHCP
20 8 (15.69%) Finance
21 7 (13.73%) Samba
21 7 (13.73%) VMware
21 7 (13.73%) Nagios
21 7 (13.73%) TACACS

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 7 (13.73%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 47 (92.16%) VPN
2 34 (66.67%) BGP
3 33 (64.71%) MPLS
4 30 (58.82%) OSPF
5 28 (54.90%) Firewall
6 27 (52.94%) WAN
7 18 (35.29%) EIGRP
8 16 (31.37%) Cisco ASA
9 11 (21.57%) Network Security
10 9 (17.65%) DHCP
10 9 (17.65%) Wireshark
11 7 (13.73%) FTP
11 7 (13.73%) HTTP
11 7 (13.73%) HTTPS
11 7 (13.73%) LDAP
11 7 (13.73%) NAS
11 7 (13.73%) TACACS
11 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
12 6 (11.76%) HSRP
12 6 (11.76%) tcpdump
General
1 8 (15.69%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Aerospace
2 2 (3.92%) Billing
2 2 (3.92%) Military
2 2 (3.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (56.86%) Designer
2 25 (49.02%) Network Designer
3 12 (23.53%) IP Designer
3 12 (23.53%) Network Engineer
4 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Mobile Designer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Designer
5 4 (7.84%) Senior Mobile Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Network Administrator
6 3 (5.88%) Senior Network Administrator
7 2 (3.92%) Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Network Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Implementation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) J2EE
2 2 (3.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) PKI
2 6 (11.76%) iPad
3 4 (7.84%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.88%) CESG
5 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.96%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 7 (13.73%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) ITIL
1 7 (13.73%) Load Balancing
2 6 (11.76%) Change Management
3 5 (9.80%) Network Monitoring
4 4 (7.84%) DevOps
4 4 (7.84%) Security Hardening
4 4 (7.84%) SIEM
5 3 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 3 (5.88%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 3 (5.88%) Information Security
5 3 (5.88%) Project Planning
6 2 (3.92%) Asset Management
6 2 (3.92%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (3.92%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.92%) High Availability
6 2 (3.92%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.92%) Migration
6 2 (3.92%) Network Design
6 2 (3.92%) Network Management
6 2 (3.92%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.73%) Java
1 7 (13.73%) Perl
1 7 (13.73%) Python
2 6 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (74.51%) SC Cleared
1 38 (74.51%) Security Cleared
2 37 (72.55%) Cisco Certification
3 34 (66.67%) CCNP
4 23 (45.10%) DV Cleared
5 15 (29.41%) JNCIP
6 14 (27.45%) JNCIS
7 7 (13.73%) CCNA
8 6 (11.76%) JNCIA
9 4 (7.84%) CCIE
10 3 (5.88%) CCDP
10 3 (5.88%) Degree
10 3 (5.88%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Samba
1 7 (13.73%) Virtual Machines
1 7 (13.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.88%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 7 (13.73%) Nagios
1 7 (13.73%) Puppet
Vendors
1 40 (78.43%) Cisco
2 38 (74.51%) Juniper
3 13 (25.49%) BT
3 13 (25.49%) CheckPoint
4 12 (23.53%) F5
5 7 (13.73%) NetApp
5 7 (13.73%) Palo Alto
5 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
5 7 (13.73%) VMware
6 4 (7.84%) Intel Security
6 4 (7.84%) SolarWinds
6 4 (7.84%) Sourcefire
7 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 3 (5.88%) HP
7 3 (5.88%) TippingPoint