The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Key Exchange (IKE)
Rank 610 578 -
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -
Contract jobs citing IKE 1 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.009% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.012% 0.070% -
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 - - -

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
8189 7193 8881
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.50% 13.46% 15.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4449 3894 4022
Average daily rate £360 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.40% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £328
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -0.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 416 690
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 2 September 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 -19 1 £375 +25.00%
Bracknell - - - -
London - - - -
Reading - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
South East - - - -

IKE
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 (75.00%) F5
2 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) RACF
3 1 (25.00%) RTP
3 1 (25.00%) Telnet
3 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (25.00%) Tcl
3 1 (25.00%) Perl
3 1 (25.00%) VB
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Python
3 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
3 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall

IKE
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 2 (50.00%) Kerberos
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) IPsec
2 1 (25.00%) BIG-IP
2 1 (25.00%) VLAN
2 1 (25.00%) Wireshark
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (25.00%) Multicast
2 1 (25.00%) RTP
2 1 (25.00%) Telnet
2 1 (25.00%) NetScreen
2 1 (25.00%) Firewall
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 1 (25.00%) SSL
2 1 (25.00%) 3GPP
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
2 1 (25.00%) DHCP
2 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 2 (50.00%) Security Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Engineer
2 2 (50.00%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Test Consultant
3 1 (25.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Test Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 2 (50.00%) Penetration Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Perl
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) Python
1 1 (25.00%) Tcl
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) RACF
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) F5
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Juniper