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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 132 129 147
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +18
Contract jobs citing IPsec 6 24 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.72% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.56% 5.16% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 19 3
Median daily rate £371 £500 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.75% +29.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £328
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £43.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £47.83 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +70.82%
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
384 465 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.78% 14.04% 16.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 232 353
Median daily rate £325 £413 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.21% +13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 41 35
Median hourly rate £42.50 £41.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +84.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.75 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £49.19 £42.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 -5 5 £350 -41.66% 2
Dorset - 1 £393 - 2
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 24 (82.76%) VPN
2 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) BGP
3 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (51.72%) Juniper
4 15 (51.72%) CCNP
4 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
4 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
5 14 (48.28%) MPLS
6 12 (41.38%) OSPF
6 12 (41.38%) EIGRP
7 11 (37.93%) F5
8 9 (31.03%) Network Security
8 9 (31.03%) Wireshark
8 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
8 9 (31.03%) DHCP
9 8 (27.59%) WAN
9 8 (27.59%) Finance
9 8 (27.59%) JNCIP
10 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 6 (20.69%) NAS
11 6 (20.69%) iPad
11 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
11 6 (20.69%) Puppet
11 6 (20.69%) HSRP
11 6 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (20.69%) VLAN
11 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing

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 6 (20.69%) MQSeries
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (82.76%) VPN
2 18 (62.07%) Firewall
3 16 (55.17%) BGP
4 14 (48.28%) MPLS
5 12 (41.38%) EIGRP
5 12 (41.38%) OSPF
6 9 (31.03%) DHCP
6 9 (31.03%) Network Security
6 9 (31.03%) Wireshark
7 8 (27.59%) WAN
8 7 (24.14%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (20.69%) FTP
9 6 (20.69%) HSRP
9 6 (20.69%) HTTP
9 6 (20.69%) LDAP
9 6 (20.69%) NAS
9 6 (20.69%) TCP/IP
9 6 (20.69%) tcpdump
9 6 (20.69%) VLAN
9 6 (20.69%) Wireless
General
1 8 (27.59%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Telecoms
3 2 (6.90%) Aerospace
3 2 (6.90%) Billing
3 2 (6.90%) Military
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) Designer
2 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Network Designer
4 5 (17.24%) IP Designer
5 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (13.79%) Mobile Designer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Designer
5 4 (13.79%) Senior Mobile Designer
6 3 (10.34%) Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Network Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Network Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Consultant
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Administrator
6 3 (10.34%) Senior Network Consultant
7 2 (6.90%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (6.90%) Senior Network Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco Engineer
8 1 (3.45%) RAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.69%) J2EE
2 2 (6.90%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) iPad
2 5 (17.24%) PKI
3 3 (10.34%) CESG
4 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.45%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 6 (20.69%) Linux
1 6 (20.69%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Change Management
1 6 (20.69%) ITIL
1 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
2 4 (13.79%) DevOps
3 3 (10.34%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 3 (10.34%) Information Security
3 3 (10.34%) Migration
3 3 (10.34%) Network Design
3 3 (10.34%) Project Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Asset Management
4 2 (6.90%) Budgeting and Forecasting
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.90%) Data Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) High Availability
4 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
4 2 (6.90%) Network Management
4 2 (6.90%) Risk Management
5 1 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Java
1 6 (20.69%) Perl
1 6 (20.69%) Python
1 6 (20.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (55.17%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (51.72%) CCNP
2 15 (51.72%) SC Cleared
2 15 (51.72%) Security Cleared
3 8 (27.59%) JNCIP
4 5 (17.24%) CCIE
5 4 (13.79%) CCNA
5 4 (13.79%) DV Cleared
6 3 (10.34%) CCDP
6 3 (10.34%) Degree
6 3 (10.34%) JNCIA
7 2 (6.90%) HND
7 2 (6.90%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (20.69%) Samba
1 6 (20.69%) Virtual Machines
1 6 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (10.34%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Nagios
1 6 (20.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 18 (62.07%) Cisco
2 15 (51.72%) Juniper
3 11 (37.93%) F5
4 9 (31.03%) CheckPoint
5 6 (20.69%) NetApp
5 6 (20.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (20.69%) VMware
6 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
6 3 (10.34%) Dell
6 3 (10.34%) HP
6 3 (10.34%) TippingPoint
7 1 (3.45%) BT
7 1 (3.45%) Ericsson
7 1 (3.45%) Huawei
7 1 (3.45%) Intel Security
7 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (3.45%) Nokia
7 1 (3.45%) Sourcefire