The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 421 462 498
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +36
Contract jobs citing IPsec 206 151 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.28% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 1.97% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 78 44
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£435 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £225 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £370 £355
% change year-on-year
+21.62% +4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 3
Average hourly rate £47.83 £22.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+110.24% +13.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+87.56% -

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec within the UK.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the UK

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

IPsec Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec within the UK.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

IPsec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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 +33 196 £435 +16.00% 52
London +35 102 £435 +14.47% 21
South East +9 59 £385 +16.66% 11
Hampshire +16 24 £338 +8.87% 3
City of London -1 21 £450 +20.00% 2
South West +1 20 £450 +5.88% 7
Berkshire -11 15 £465 +82.35% 5
Gloucestershire - 11 £450 -
North West -22 9 £463 +65.17% 4
Surrey +2 8 £485 +26.79% 2
Manchester -2 8 £463 - 4
Cheltenham - 8 £450 -
Wiltshire +5 7 £475 +30.13%
Swindon 0 6 £475 +30.13%
West Sussex - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +3 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes -3 5 - - 1
Scotland -15 5 £330 +26.55% 2
Crawley - 5 £350 -
Erskine +11 4 £330 +26.55%
Renfrewshire +8 4 £330 +26.55%
Newbury +2 4 - -
Reading -12 4 £495 +94.11% 5
Portsmouth - 4 £325 -
Southampton - 4 £308 -
Leatherhead - 4 £575 -
Wales -1 3 £330 -22.35%
Gloucester - 3 £450 -
Slough +2 2 £465 -
Bristol -8 2 £600 +41.17% 6

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPsec 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 IPsec.

1 270 (69.77%) Cisco
2 226 (58.40%) Firewall
3 212 (54.78%) VPN
4 189 (48.84%) WAN
5 176 (45.48%) BGP
6 173 (44.70%) LAN
7 157 (40.57%) TCP/IP
8 156 (40.31%) Juniper
9 154 (39.79%) Cisco Certification
10 151 (39.02%) OSPF
11 141 (36.43%) Linux
12 139 (35.92%) CheckPoint
12 139 (35.92%) MPLS
13 129 (33.33%) DNS
14 126 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
15 125 (32.30%) Network Security
16 124 (32.04%) SSL
17 112 (28.94%) Wireless
18 99 (25.58%) Data Centre
19 98 (25.32%) CCNP
20 94 (24.29%) EIGRP
21 82 (21.19%) DHCP
22 81 (20.93%) Ethernet
23 80 (20.67%) F5
24 79 (20.41%) Windows
25 78 (20.16%) VoIP
25 78 (20.16%) VLAN
26 72 (18.60%) Security Cleared
27 69 (17.83%) VMware
27 69 (17.83%) HSRP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing IPsec 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 IPsec. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (10.59%) Apache
2 36 (9.30%) nginx
3 34 (8.79%) Tomcat
4 31 (8.01%) IIS
5 29 (7.49%) WebSphere
5 29 (7.49%) Jetty
6 7 (1.81%) Confluence
7 5 (1.29%) MediaWiki
7 5 (1.29%) GlassFish
8 4 (1.03%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.03%) MS Exchange
9 3 (0.78%) Lync
9 3 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.26%) CMS
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (5.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.10%) MS Office
3 6 (1.55%) MS Visio
3 6 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (7.75%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (7.24%) Amazon EC2
3 27 (6.98%) Google App Engine
3 27 (6.98%) Google Cloud Platform
3 27 (6.98%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (2.84%) SaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Office 365
6 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 226 (58.40%) Firewall
2 212 (54.78%) VPN
3 189 (48.84%) WAN
4 176 (45.48%) BGP
5 173 (44.70%) LAN
6 157 (40.57%) TCP/IP
7 151 (39.02%) OSPF
8 139 (35.92%) MPLS
9 129 (33.33%) DNS
10 126 (32.56%) Cisco ASA
11 125 (32.30%) Network Security
12 124 (32.04%) SSL
13 112 (28.94%) Wireless
14 94 (24.29%) EIGRP
15 82 (21.19%) DHCP
16 81 (20.93%) Ethernet
17 78 (20.16%) VoIP
17 78 (20.16%) VLAN
18 69 (17.83%) HSRP
19 68 (17.57%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.65%) MySQL
2 15 (3.88%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.81%) SQL Server
6 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
6 5 (1.29%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.52%) MariaDB
7 2 (0.52%) DB2
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.26%) Big Data
8 1 (0.26%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 38 (9.82%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 8 (2.07%) JIRA
4 7 (1.81%) Metasploit
4 7 (1.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.81%) Hudson
5 6 (1.55%) Git (software)
5 6 (1.55%) Subversion
6 3 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.52%) GitLab
7 2 (0.52%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.52%) Artifactory
7 2 (0.52%) RSpec
8 1 (0.26%) JProfiler
8 1 (0.26%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.26%) JConsole
8 1 (0.26%) VisualVM
8 1 (0.26%) YourKit
8 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 68 (17.57%) Finance
2 34 (8.79%) Telecoms
3 23 (5.94%) Banking
4 20 (5.17%) Multimedia
5 10 (2.58%) Electronics
6 8 (2.07%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.29%) Billing
8 4 (1.03%) Retail
8 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (0.78%) Legal
9 3 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.78%) Advertising
9 3 (0.78%) Publishing
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.52%) French Language
10 2 (0.52%) German Language
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) Games
11 1 (0.26%) Law
Job Titles
1 153 (39.53%) Network Engineer
2 46 (11.89%) Analyst
3 41 (10.59%) Senior Network Engineer
4 24 (6.20%) Architect
5 23 (5.94%) Senior Analyst
6 20 (5.17%) Network Analyst
6 20 (5.17%) Consultant
6 20 (5.17%) Network Architect
6 20 (5.17%) Integration Engineer
7 18 (4.65%) Service Analyst
7 18 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
7 18 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 16 (4.13%) Security Engineer
9 15 (3.88%) Security Analyst
10 14 (3.62%) Cisco Engineer
11 12 (3.10%) Network Consultant
12 11 (2.84%) Designer
13 10 (2.58%) Software Engineer
14 9 (2.33%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (17.05%) 802.1X
2 33 (8.53%) .NET
3 29 (7.49%) J2EE
3 29 (7.49%) Servlets
4 11 (2.84%) LAMP
5 6 (1.55%) Web Services
5 6 (1.55%) SAML
6 5 (1.29%) XMPP
6 5 (1.29%) CSS
7 2 (0.52%) JMS
7 2 (0.52%) JSF
7 2 (0.52%) REST
7 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.52%) MCollective
8 1 (0.26%) HTML
8 1 (0.26%) Ajax
8 1 (0.26%) JMX
8 1 (0.26%) Java EE
8 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.26%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 99 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 48 (12.40%) PKI
3 38 (9.82%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (7.24%) Computer Science
5 20 (5.17%) Clustering
6 16 (4.13%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.10%) e-Health
8 10 (2.58%) DataPower
9 8 (2.07%) SecurID
9 8 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.81%) Cryptography
11 6 (1.55%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.29%) Wiki
13 3 (0.78%) BBC
13 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.52%) NHS
14 2 (0.52%) DTV
14 2 (0.52%) CESG
14 2 (0.52%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 141 (36.43%) Linux
2 79 (20.41%) Windows
3 44 (11.37%) UNIX
4 24 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 22 (5.68%) Solaris
6 12 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (2.33%) Ubuntu
7 9 (2.33%) CentOS
8 6 (1.55%) Debian
9 5 (1.29%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.52%) SUSE
10 2 (0.52%) AIX
10 2 (0.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.52%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.52%) SmartOS
10 2 (0.52%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (16.28%) Configuration Management
1 63 (16.28%) Load Balancing
2 58 (14.99%) ITIL
3 44 (11.37%) Network Management
4 35 (9.04%) Open Source
4 35 (9.04%) Network Design
5 31 (8.01%) DevOps
6 30 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
7 29 (7.49%) DDoS Mitigation
8 28 (7.24%) Time Management
9 26 (6.72%) Capacity Planning
10 25 (6.46%) Agile Software Development
11 21 (5.43%) Service Management
11 21 (5.43%) Automated Testing
12 20 (5.17%) Server Building
13 18 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
13 18 (4.65%) Change Control
13 18 (4.65%) Unit Testing
14 16 (4.13%) Change Management
14 16 (4.13%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 50 (12.92%) Java
2 27 (6.98%) SQL
3 18 (4.65%) Perl
4 16 (4.13%) C
5 14 (3.62%) PHP
6 13 (3.36%) Python
7 12 (3.10%) C++
8 11 (2.84%) VB
9 8 (2.07%) Ruby
10 5 (1.29%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.29%) Tcl
10 5 (1.29%) C#
11 4 (1.03%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.78%) Lisp
13 1 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 154 (39.79%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (25.32%) CCNP
3 72 (18.60%) Security Cleared
4 60 (15.50%) Degree
5 58 (14.99%) SC Cleared
6 56 (14.47%) CCNA
7 42 (10.85%) CCIE
8 16 (4.13%) JNCIS
9 15 (3.88%) CCSA
10 13 (3.36%) CCSE
11 11 (2.84%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.81%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.29%) CCDP
13 5 (1.29%) CCENT
13 5 (1.29%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.03%) CCDE
14 4 (1.03%) CISSP
14 4 (1.03%) CCSP
14 4 (1.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (0.78%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.13%) SLA
2 8 (2.07%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.81%) QA
4 2 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (15.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (12.66%) Active Directory
3 20 (5.17%) Xen
4 10 (2.58%) XenServer
5 9 (2.33%) Snort
5 9 (2.33%) VirtualBox
6 7 (1.81%) iptables
6 7 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.81%) Squid
6 7 (1.81%) Hyper-V
7 5 (1.29%) Postfix
7 5 (1.29%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.29%) Samba
7 5 (1.29%) Shibboleth
8 3 (0.78%) Varnish
8 3 (0.78%) Docker
8 3 (0.78%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.78%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.52%) vSphere
9 2 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 36 (9.30%) Puppet
2 30 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.68%) CA Spectrum
4 20 (5.17%) Cisco CUCM
5 17 (4.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (4.13%) Tivoli
6 16 (4.13%) Netcool
6 16 (4.13%) RANCID
7 13 (3.36%) Nagios
8 9 (2.33%) Cacti
9 8 (2.07%) ZABBIX
9 8 (2.07%) Cisco Prime
10 7 (1.81%) NetCrunch
10 7 (1.81%) Nmap
10 7 (1.81%) CiscoWorks
11 6 (1.55%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (1.03%) Salt
14 3 (0.78%) Nessus
15 2 (0.52%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 270 (69.77%) Cisco
2 156 (40.31%) Juniper
3 139 (35.92%) CheckPoint
4 80 (20.67%) F5
5 69 (17.83%) VMware
6 60 (15.50%) Citrix
7 53 (13.70%) SolarWinds
8 52 (13.44%) Blue Coat
9 49 (12.66%) Microsoft
10 39 (10.08%) Infoblox
10 39 (10.08%) Aruba
11 27 (6.98%) Google
12 26 (6.72%) Red Hat
13 22 (5.68%) CA
14 17 (4.39%) Veritas
14 17 (4.39%) Riverbed
15 13 (3.36%) Nokia
15 13 (3.36%) HP
16 11 (2.84%) Fortinet
17 10 (2.58%) Lancope
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