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 22 January 2017 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
UK
Rank 579 615 -
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -
Contract jobs citing IKE 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.005% 0.006% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.030% 0.041% -
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
6749 7373 7500
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.32% 14.52% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4286 4243
Median daily rate £400 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 367 417
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017. 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 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 +36 2 £373 -12.35%
London - 2 £373 -
Hayes - 1 £365 -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 January 2017, 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%) Unix
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) 802.11
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) SSH
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIP
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
2 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring

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%) 802.11
1 2 (100.00%) BGP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco IOS
1 2 (100.00%) HSRP
1 2 (100.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (100.00%) Internet
1 2 (100.00%) IPsec
1 2 (100.00%) Junos
1 2 (100.00%) LAN
1 2 (100.00%) MPLS
1 2 (100.00%) OSPF
1 2 (100.00%) Spanning Tree
1 2 (100.00%) SSH
1 2 (100.00%) SSL
1 2 (100.00%) VLAN
1 2 (100.00%) WAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (50.00%) WAAS
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Wireless Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) LAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) WAN Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Mac OS X
1 2 (100.00%) Unix
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) CCNA
1 2 (100.00%) CCNP
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (100.00%) CISSP
1 2 (100.00%) JNCIP
2 1 (50.00%) CCIE
2 1 (50.00%) JNCIE
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Cisco
1 2 (100.00%) Juniper
1 2 (100.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (50.00%) Nokia