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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 416 470 464
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -6
Contract jobs citing IPsec 184 125 90
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.37% 1.79% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 63 46
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£350 £363 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% -2.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £450 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £334 £363 £330
% change year-on-year
-7.93% +9.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +97.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-27.77% +28.57%

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
7758 6968 6875
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.55% 13.16% 14.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4356 3782 3405
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 384 542
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -14.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -20.00%

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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +22 165 £350 -3.44% 52
London +40 83 £350 - 9
South East +2 44 £400 +100.00% 25
Hampshire +15 20 £400 +12.28% 6
North West -5 20 £300 -14.28% 6
Surrey +20 12 £400 +4.57% 7
Scotland +10 11 £344 - 1
Yorkshire -16 11 £288 -20.68%
Reading -5 10 - -
Leeds -10 10 £281 -22.41%
West Yorkshire -12 10 £281 -22.41%
Berkshire -13 10 - - 1
Lancashire - 8 £288 -
Manchester -6 7 £425 +21.42% 6
Leatherhead - 7 £425 - 1
City of London +13 6 £399 +47.68% 4
South West +8 6 £475 +11.76% 3
North East - 6 £288 - 1
Highlands - 6 - -
Inverness - 6 - -
Blackpool - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £275 - 1
Wales - 4 £330 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £450 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £344 -
Erskine - 4 £344 -
Liverpool - 3 - -
Cheltenham - 3 £450 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 233 (62.80%) Cisco
2 194 (52.29%) Firewall
3 191 (51.48%) VPN
4 162 (43.67%) BGP
5 151 (40.70%) WAN
6 148 (39.89%) LAN
7 141 (38.01%) OSPF
8 139 (37.47%) Cisco Certification
9 136 (36.66%) Juniper
10 135 (36.39%) SSL
11 130 (35.04%) TCP/IP
11 130 (35.04%) Linux
12 122 (32.88%) DNS
13 121 (32.61%) Network Security
14 118 (31.81%) MPLS
15 113 (30.46%) Cisco ASA
16 108 (29.11%) Data Centre
17 97 (26.15%) Citrix
18 95 (25.61%) CheckPoint
19 93 (25.07%) VMware
20 88 (23.72%) CCNP
21 86 (23.18%) Configuration Management
22 84 (22.64%) DHCP
23 82 (22.10%) Wireless
24 81 (21.83%) Security Cleared
25 76 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
26 74 (19.95%) F5
27 68 (18.33%) EIGRP
28 67 (18.06%) Java
29 66 (17.79%) Windows

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 51 (13.75%) Apache
2 38 (10.24%) nginx
3 37 (9.97%) IIS
4 32 (8.63%) Tomcat
5 27 (7.28%) Jetty
6 26 (7.01%) WebSphere
7 14 (3.77%) Confluence
7 14 (3.77%) MediaWiki
8 9 (2.43%) MS Exchange
9 6 (1.62%) GlassFish
9 6 (1.62%) SharePoint
10 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.27%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (5.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.70%) MS Office
3 6 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.81%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.28%) Cloud Computing
1 27 (7.28%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.74%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (6.74%) Google App Engine
2 25 (6.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (2.16%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 194 (52.29%) Firewall
2 191 (51.48%) VPN
3 162 (43.67%) BGP
4 151 (40.70%) WAN
5 148 (39.89%) LAN
6 141 (38.01%) OSPF
7 135 (36.39%) SSL
8 130 (35.04%) TCP/IP
9 122 (32.88%) DNS
10 121 (32.61%) Network Security
11 118 (31.81%) MPLS
12 113 (30.46%) Cisco ASA
13 84 (22.64%) DHCP
14 82 (22.10%) Wireless
15 68 (18.33%) EIGRP
16 62 (16.71%) HTTP
17 56 (15.09%) VLAN
17 56 (15.09%) Ethernet
18 55 (14.82%) FTP
18 55 (14.82%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.59%) MySQL
2 30 (8.09%) Relational Database
3 29 (7.82%) MongoDB
4 22 (5.93%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.93%) RDBMS
5 15 (4.04%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (4.04%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) Oracle9i Database
6 2 (0.54%) DB2
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 55 (14.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (4.31%) Hudson
3 15 (4.04%) Subversion
3 15 (4.04%) Git (software)
4 14 (3.77%) JIRA
5 4 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.54%) MSBuild
6 2 (0.54%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.27%) Ant
7 1 (0.27%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.27%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.27%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
General
1 55 (14.82%) Finance
2 37 (9.97%) Telecoms
3 19 (5.12%) Multimedia
4 9 (2.43%) Electronics
4 9 (2.43%) Banking
5 8 (2.16%) Games
6 6 (1.62%) Retail
7 4 (1.08%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.08%) Publishing
8 3 (0.81%) Billing
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
9 2 (0.54%) French Language
9 2 (0.54%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 117 (31.54%) Network Engineer
2 48 (12.94%) Analyst
3 33 (8.89%) Architect
4 29 (7.82%) DevOps Engineer
5 28 (7.55%) Network Architect
6 22 (5.93%) Integration Engineer
6 22 (5.93%) Network Analyst
7 20 (5.39%) Security Engineer
8 19 (5.12%) Security Analyst
9 15 (4.04%) Design Engineer
9 15 (4.04%) Network Security Analyst
10 14 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (3.50%) Consultant
12 11 (2.96%) Senior Network Engineer
13 10 (2.70%) Senior Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Service Desk Analyst
13 10 (2.70%) Service Analyst
14 9 (2.43%) Network Specialist
14 9 (2.43%) IP Engineer
14 9 (2.43%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.36%) .NET
2 27 (7.28%) J2EE
3 26 (7.01%) Servlets
4 7 (1.89%) LAMP
5 6 (1.62%) SAML
6 4 (1.08%) Web Services
7 2 (0.54%) JSF
7 2 (0.54%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.54%) CSS
8 1 (0.27%) JMX
8 1 (0.27%) Hibernate
8 1 (0.27%) JSP
8 1 (0.27%) SOAP
8 1 (0.27%) XML
8 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.27%) EJB
8 1 (0.27%) HTML
8 1 (0.27%) JMS
8 1 (0.27%) Java RMI
8 1 (0.27%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 108 (29.11%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.43%) PKI
3 32 (8.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 26 (7.01%) Computer Science
5 22 (5.93%) Clustering
6 14 (3.77%) Wiki
7 12 (3.23%) SecurID
7 12 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 8 (2.16%) Online Games
10 7 (1.89%) DataPower
11 5 (1.35%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (1.08%) e-Health
12 4 (1.08%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.81%) CESG
13 3 (0.81%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.81%) Interactive TV
14 2 (0.54%) Streaming Media
14 2 (0.54%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 130 (35.04%) Linux
2 66 (17.79%) Windows
3 34 (9.16%) UNIX
4 25 (6.74%) Solaris
5 18 (4.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.04%) CentOS
7 12 (3.23%) Ubuntu
7 12 (3.23%) Debian
8 5 (1.35%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.08%) Embedded Linux
9 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Linux
10 2 (0.54%) AIX
10 2 (0.54%) SUSE
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (23.18%) Configuration Management
2 61 (16.44%) Load Balancing
3 53 (14.29%) DevOps
4 52 (14.02%) Continuous Integration
5 49 (13.21%) Open Source
6 47 (12.67%) ITIL
7 41 (11.05%) Network Management
8 36 (9.70%) Network Design
9 31 (8.36%) Server Building
10 28 (7.55%) Automated Testing
11 27 (7.28%) DDoS Mitigation
12 24 (6.47%) Time Management
13 23 (6.20%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (6.20%) Service Management
14 19 (5.12%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (5.12%) E-Commerce
15 18 (4.85%) Capacity Planning
15 18 (4.85%) Microservices
16 16 (4.31%) Unit Testing
16 16 (4.31%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 67 (18.06%) Java
2 49 (13.21%) SQL
3 19 (5.12%) Perl
4 18 (4.85%) PHP
5 16 (4.31%) Python
6 15 (4.04%) C
7 12 (3.23%) Ruby
7 12 (3.23%) Bash Shell
8 6 (1.62%) C++
9 3 (0.81%) Lisp
9 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.54%) Objective-C
11 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.27%) R
Qualifications
1 139 (37.47%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (23.72%) CCNP
3 81 (21.83%) Security Cleared
4 63 (16.98%) Degree
5 61 (16.44%) SC Cleared
6 48 (12.94%) CCNA
7 39 (10.51%) CCIE
8 17 (4.58%) DV Cleared
9 16 (4.31%) CISSP
10 13 (3.50%) JNCIS
11 10 (2.70%) CCDP
12 8 (2.16%) JNCIP
13 5 (1.35%) Check Point Certification
13 5 (1.35%) CCSP
14 4 (1.08%) CCDA
14 4 (1.08%) CCSE
15 3 (0.81%) CCSA
16 2 (0.54%) JNCIA
16 2 (0.54%) CCDE
16 2 (0.54%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (6.47%) SLA
2 18 (4.85%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.54%) QA
4 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 76 (20.49%) VMware Infrastructure
2 66 (17.79%) Active Directory
3 21 (5.66%) Xen
4 20 (5.39%) XenServer
5 14 (3.77%) Postfix
5 14 (3.77%) Samba
5 14 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 14 (3.77%) iptables
6 7 (1.89%) ProxySG
6 7 (1.89%) vSphere
7 6 (1.62%) XenApp
8 5 (1.35%) Shibboleth
9 3 (0.81%) FreeRADIUS
9 3 (0.81%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.81%) Snort
10 1 (0.27%) NFS
10 1 (0.27%) Firmware
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.27%) KVM
Systems Management
1 58 (15.63%) Puppet
2 48 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.85%) RANCID
4 17 (4.58%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 16 (4.31%) Tivoli
5 16 (4.31%) Netcool
6 15 (4.04%) ZABBIX
7 12 (3.23%) CA Spectrum
8 10 (2.70%) Nagios
9 9 (2.43%) TrustSec
10 8 (2.16%) Salt
10 8 (2.16%) Cacti
11 5 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
12 3 (0.81%) FortiGate
13 2 (0.54%) Nmap
13 2 (0.54%) SCCM
13 2 (0.54%) SCOM
13 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
13 2 (0.54%) SolarWinds Orion
13 2 (0.54%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 233 (62.80%) Cisco
2 136 (36.66%) Juniper
3 97 (26.15%) Citrix
4 95 (25.61%) CheckPoint
5 93 (25.07%) VMware
6 74 (19.95%) F5
7 56 (15.09%) Microsoft
8 43 (11.59%) SolarWinds
9 42 (11.32%) Infoblox
10 41 (11.05%) Blue Coat
11 31 (8.36%) Red Hat
12 30 (8.09%) Aruba
13 25 (6.74%) Google
14 21 (5.66%) CA
15 18 (4.85%) Veritas
16 16 (4.31%) Oracle
17 14 (3.77%) Fortinet
17 14 (3.77%) HP
18 13 (3.50%) Lancope
19 9 (2.43%) AlgoSec
Greater Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £1 - £2 per day + Open
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £440 - £445 per day
Posted: 24 days ago