The first table below looks at the demand for IKE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IKE over the 3 months to 28 July 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.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 601 561 -
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -
Contract jobs citing IKE 3 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.008% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.040% 0.057% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 0
Average daily rate
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£375 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7542 6984 8956
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.66% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4022 3605 3937
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 468 690
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.65 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%

IKE
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IKE within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IKE Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IKE
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IKE within the UK.

IKE Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IKE
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IKE within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
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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
England -8 3 £375 +25.00%
Bracknell - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IKE 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 IKE.

1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) IPsec
1 3 (60.00%) F5
2 2 (40.00%) Multicast
2 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) RACF
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) IPv4
3 1 (20.00%) IPv6
3 1 (20.00%) CCIE
3 1 (20.00%) CCNP
3 1 (20.00%) CCDP
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) Tcl
3 1 (20.00%) Perl
3 1 (20.00%) VB
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Python
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) 3GPP

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IKE 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 IKE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
1 3 (60.00%) IPsec
2 2 (40.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) Multicast
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (20.00%) FTP
3 1 (20.00%) HTTP
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (20.00%) SSL
3 1 (20.00%) IPv4
3 1 (20.00%) IPv6
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Programmer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Security Technical Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Architect
3 1 (20.00%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Data Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (40.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
2 1 (20.00%) Network Architecture
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity Planning
2 1 (20.00%) BCP
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (20.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Perl
1 1 (20.00%) VB
1 1 (20.00%) Python
1 1 (20.00%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCIE
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCDP
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) F5
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper