The table below looks at the statistics for IKE skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IKE over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 622 643 -
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -
Contract jobs citing IKE 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.005% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.027% 0.038% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 0
Median daily rate £373 £425 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.35% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - £425 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7501 7924 8326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.31% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 4661 4760
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 478 454
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.03 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IKE
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IKE as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IKE within the UK over the 3 months to 4 December 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
England +8 2 £373 -12.35%
London - 2 £373 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IKE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IKE.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
1 3 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) SSH
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) Telnet
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) JNCIP
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
2 2 (66.67%) 802.11
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) CISSP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X

IKE
Top Related IT Skills 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:

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 3 (100.00%) Internet
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) SSH
1 3 (100.00%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) 802.11
2 2 (66.67%) BGP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco IOS
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) HSRP
2 2 (66.67%) IPsec
2 2 (66.67%) Junos
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) OSPF
2 2 (66.67%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (66.67%) Telnet
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Architect
2 1 (33.33%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Mac OS X
1 2 (66.67%) Unix
2 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) CCNA
1 2 (66.67%) CCNP
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (66.67%) CISSP
1 2 (66.67%) JNCIP
2 1 (33.33%) CCIE
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Juniper
2 2 (66.67%) Palo Alto
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia