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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 643 652 632
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -20
Contract jobs citing IKE 1 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.005% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.037% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £375
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £375
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
8468 8013 8346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.66% 13.94% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5164 4567 4493
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 468
Median hourly rate £32.00 £21.53 £21.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.66% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

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 2 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 29 August 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 +4 1 £450 -
London - 1 £450 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) SSH
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) Telnet
2 1 (50.00%) SSL
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIE
2 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (50.00%) VLAN
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (50.00%) WAAS
2 1 (50.00%) Junos
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) FWSM
2 1 (50.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (50.00%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (50.00%) 802.1X

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 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) HTTP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) SSH
1 2 (100.00%) Telnet
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) 802.11
2 1 (50.00%) DWDM
2 1 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (50.00%) FTP
2 1 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) SONET
2 1 (50.00%) WEP
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) WPA
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Juniper Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Architect
1 1 (50.00%) Senior Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CCIE
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CISSP
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIE
1 1 (50.00%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Juniper
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia
2 1 (50.00%) Palo Alto