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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 121 114 117
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +3
Contract jobs citing IPsec 19 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.60% 0.41% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.47% 3.32% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 3
Average daily rate
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£393 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.27% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £255 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £470 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £356 £301
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +510.16%
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
425 301 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.32% 12.28% 12.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 149 172
Average daily rate £356 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 17 31
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -46.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.95 £9.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £32.80 £190.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec across the South West region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram 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 30 January 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol +1 8 £393 - 4
Gloucestershire -9 8 £450 +38.46%
Wiltshire -8 2 - - 1
Somerset - - - -
Dorset - - - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 19 (86.36%) Firewall
2 17 (77.27%) Citrix
3 16 (72.73%) OSPF
3 16 (72.73%) BGP
3 16 (72.73%) LAN
3 16 (72.73%) WAN
4 13 (59.09%) VPN
5 11 (50.00%) Cisco
5 11 (50.00%) MySQL
5 11 (50.00%) Windows
5 11 (50.00%) Linux
5 11 (50.00%) Apache
5 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 11 (50.00%) VMware
5 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (45.45%) SQL
7 9 (40.91%) Java
7 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
8 8 (36.36%) Network Security
8 8 (36.36%) IPv6
9 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
9 7 (31.82%) SSL
9 7 (31.82%) IIS
9 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
10 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
10 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (27.27%) LDAP
10 6 (27.27%) DHCP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 11 (50.00%) Apache
2 7 (31.82%) IIS
3 6 (27.27%) nginx
3 6 (27.27%) Confluence
3 6 (27.27%) MediaWiki
4 4 (18.18%) MS Exchange
5 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 19 (86.36%) Firewall
2 16 (72.73%) OSPF
2 16 (72.73%) BGP
2 16 (72.73%) LAN
2 16 (72.73%) WAN
3 13 (59.09%) VPN
4 8 (36.36%) Network Security
4 8 (36.36%) IPv6
5 7 (31.82%) SSL
5 7 (31.82%) EIGRP
6 6 (27.27%) LDAP
6 6 (27.27%) DHCP
7 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 3 (13.64%) MPLS
9 2 (9.09%) H.323
9 2 (9.09%) IPv4
9 2 (9.09%) Ethernet
9 2 (9.09%) VLAN
10 1 (4.55%) WAAS
10 1 (4.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (50.00%) MySQL
2 6 (27.27%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (22.73%) Relational Database
4 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (27.27%) JIRA
1 6 (27.27%) Subversion
1 6 (27.27%) Git (software)
1 6 (27.27%) Hudson
1 6 (27.27%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.55%) Billing
3 1 (4.55%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Architect
3 4 (18.18%) Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Designer
6 1 (4.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test and Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Network Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.55%) Senior Test Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Integration Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) Administrator
6 1 (4.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Wiki
2 2 (9.09%) Clustering
2 2 (9.09%) Cryptography
2 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (4.55%) User Experience
3 1 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (50.00%) Windows
1 11 (50.00%) Linux
2 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (27.27%) Ubuntu
2 6 (27.27%) Debian
2 6 (27.27%) CentOS
3 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
3 5 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 5 (22.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (27.27%) Continuous Integration
1 6 (27.27%) Technical Architecture
1 6 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
1 6 (27.27%) Build Automation
1 6 (27.27%) DevOps
2 5 (22.73%) Data Modelling
2 5 (22.73%) Migration
2 5 (22.73%) Database Theory
2 5 (22.73%) Relational Database Theory
3 4 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 4 (18.18%) Email Migration
4 2 (9.09%) Risk Management
4 2 (9.09%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) Black-Box Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Network Management
5 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.55%) Configuration Management
5 1 (4.55%) Integration Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (45.45%) SQL
2 9 (40.91%) Java
3 5 (22.73%) Bash Shell
3 5 (22.73%) Ruby
3 5 (22.73%) Perl
3 5 (22.73%) PHP
4 1 (4.55%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (40.91%) Security Cleared
2 8 (36.36%) DV Cleared
3 6 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (18.18%) CCNA
5 3 (13.64%) CCNP
6 2 (9.09%) JNCIS
6 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.55%) Degree
System Software
1 11 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (27.27%) Samba
3 6 (27.27%) Postfix
3 6 (27.27%) XenServer
4 5 (22.73%) vSphere
4 5 (22.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) ZABBIX
1 6 (27.27%) Puppet
2 4 (18.18%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (18.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 17 (77.27%) Citrix
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Microsoft
3 5 (22.73%) Oracle
3 5 (22.73%) Wyse
4 2 (9.09%) Juniper
4 2 (9.09%) Tandberg
5 1 (4.55%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (4.55%) Huawei
5 1 (4.55%) Anite
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