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 31 May 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 642 608 609
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +1
Contract jobs citing IKE 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.004% 0.006%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.025% 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £425 -
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
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

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 31 May 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 -9 1 - -
London - 1 - -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 (66.67%) Linux
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (66.67%) Telnet
1 2 (66.67%) SSH
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) PPP
2 1 (33.33%) SNMP
2 1 (33.33%) WEP
2 1 (33.33%) WPA
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
2 1 (33.33%) JNCIE
2 1 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
2 1 (33.33%) VLAN
2 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) WAAS
2 1 (33.33%) Junos

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 (66.67%) Firewall
1 2 (66.67%) HTTP
1 2 (66.67%) HTTPS
1 2 (66.67%) Internet
1 2 (66.67%) IPsec
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) SSH
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) Telnet
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) 802.11
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (33.33%) IPv4
2 1 (33.33%) WAAS
2 1 (33.33%) WEP
2 1 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (33.33%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) WPA
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) C++ Developer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Security Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Security Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Cisco Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Designer
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Network Architect
1 1 (33.33%) Senior Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) 802.1X
1 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 1 (33.33%) Mac OS X
2 1 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Requirements Management
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (33.33%) UML
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCIE
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) CISSP
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIE
1 1 (33.33%) JNCIP
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Juniper
2 1 (33.33%) Nokia
2 1 (33.33%) Palo Alto