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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 428 458 477
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +19
Contract jobs citing IPsec 187 134 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.36% 1.85% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 58 40
Average daily rate
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£381 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.04% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £222 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.45% -30.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.50 -
% change year-on-year
+27.45% -

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
7937 7246 6967
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.21% 13.69% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 3937 3536
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 381 526
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.42% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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 +21 175 £394 +5.00% 44
London +22 85 £400 +14.28% 14
South East -10 46 £400 +26.98% 12
Hampshire +21 22 £400 +14.28% 3
North West -4 19 £300 -14.28% 5
South West -5 13 £450 +5.88% 5
Surrey +2 12 £460 +20.26% 4
Yorkshire -10 12 £288 - 2
City of London -4 11 £400 +30.08% 3
West Yorkshire -11 10 £281 - 2
Leeds -17 10 £281 - 2
Leatherhead - 8 £500 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 -
Lancashire - 8 £288 -
North East - 8 £285 - 2
Manchester -8 7 £425 +21.42% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £275 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 7 £275 - 1
Berkshire -15 6 - - 4
Scotland +4 5 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 5 £475 +30.13% 2
Buckinghamshire - 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 5 - -
Blackpool - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
Cheltenham - 5 £450 -
Wales +9 4 £343 -19.41%
Swindon +4 4 £475 +30.13% 1
Reading -10 4 - - 4
Inverness - 4 - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 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.

1 243 (64.29%) Cisco
2 207 (54.76%) Firewall
3 200 (52.91%) VPN
4 169 (44.71%) WAN
5 161 (42.59%) BGP
6 160 (42.33%) LAN
7 148 (39.15%) TCP/IP
8 147 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
8 147 (38.89%) Linux
9 144 (38.10%) Juniper
10 138 (36.51%) SSL
11 134 (35.45%) DNS
11 134 (35.45%) OSPF
12 122 (32.28%) MPLS
13 117 (30.95%) Network Security
14 112 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
14 112 (29.63%) CheckPoint
15 103 (27.25%) Data Centre
16 95 (25.13%) Wireless
17 94 (24.87%) CCNP
18 92 (24.34%) DHCP
19 82 (21.69%) EIGRP
20 77 (20.37%) Configuration Management
21 75 (19.84%) Windows
22 74 (19.58%) Citrix
22 74 (19.58%) VMware
23 71 (18.78%) HTTP
23 71 (18.78%) Ethernet
24 70 (18.52%) Security Cleared
24 70 (18.52%) F5

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 52 (13.76%) Apache
2 38 (10.05%) IIS
3 36 (9.52%) nginx
4 32 (8.47%) Tomcat
5 27 (7.14%) WebSphere
5 27 (7.14%) Jetty
6 12 (3.17%) Confluence
6 12 (3.17%) MediaWiki
7 9 (2.38%) MS Exchange
8 6 (1.59%) SharePoint
9 5 (1.32%) GlassFish
9 5 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.79%) Lync
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.26%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (5.03%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.17%) MS Office
3 6 (1.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 27 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
2 25 (6.61%) Amazon EC2
2 25 (6.61%) Google App Engine
2 25 (6.61%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.61%) Google Cloud Platform
3 12 (3.17%) SaaS
4 2 (0.53%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 207 (54.76%) Firewall
2 200 (52.91%) VPN
3 169 (44.71%) WAN
4 161 (42.59%) BGP
5 160 (42.33%) LAN
6 148 (39.15%) TCP/IP
7 138 (36.51%) SSL
8 134 (35.45%) DNS
8 134 (35.45%) OSPF
9 122 (32.28%) MPLS
10 117 (30.95%) Network Security
11 112 (29.63%) Cisco ASA
12 95 (25.13%) Wireless
13 92 (24.34%) DHCP
14 82 (21.69%) EIGRP
15 71 (18.78%) Ethernet
15 71 (18.78%) HTTP
16 65 (17.20%) VLAN
17 63 (16.67%) FTP
18 60 (15.87%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (10.58%) MySQL
2 29 (7.67%) MongoDB
3 28 (7.41%) Relational Database
4 22 (5.82%) NoSQL
4 22 (5.82%) RDBMS
5 12 (3.17%) PostgreSQL
6 11 (2.91%) SQL Server
7 2 (0.53%) DB2
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle9i Database
7 2 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 52 (13.76%) Jenkins
2 14 (3.70%) Hudson
3 12 (3.17%) Git (software)
3 12 (3.17%) Subversion
3 12 (3.17%) JIRA
4 7 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 4 (1.06%) Metasploit
7 2 (0.53%) MSBuild
7 2 (0.53%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.26%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.26%) Ant
General
1 63 (16.67%) Finance
2 31 (8.20%) Telecoms
3 20 (5.29%) Multimedia
4 14 (3.70%) Banking
5 9 (2.38%) Electronics
6 4 (1.06%) Publishing
6 4 (1.06%) Retail
6 4 (1.06%) Billing
7 3 (0.79%) Games
8 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.53%) Back Office
8 2 (0.53%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.53%) Marketing
8 2 (0.53%) French Language
8 2 (0.53%) German Language
9 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.26%) Legal
9 1 (0.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 128 (33.86%) Network Engineer
2 49 (12.96%) Analyst
3 27 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
4 26 (6.88%) Architect
5 24 (6.35%) Senior Network Engineer
6 21 (5.56%) Network Analyst
6 21 (5.56%) Network Architect
7 19 (5.03%) Integration Engineer
8 18 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (4.76%) Security Analyst
9 17 (4.50%) Senior Analyst
10 16 (4.23%) Consultant
11 15 (3.97%) Service Analyst
11 15 (3.97%) Service Desk Analyst
11 15 (3.97%) Security Engineer
12 12 (3.17%) Cisco Engineer
13 11 (2.91%) Design Engineer
13 11 (2.91%) Network Security Analyst
14 10 (2.65%) Software Engineer
15 9 (2.38%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.52%) .NET
2 28 (7.41%) J2EE
3 27 (7.14%) Servlets
4 8 (2.12%) LAMP
5 6 (1.59%) SAML
6 5 (1.32%) CSS
7 4 (1.06%) Web Services
7 4 (1.06%) XMPP
8 2 (0.53%) JSF
8 2 (0.53%) Regular Expression
9 1 (0.26%) HTML
9 1 (0.26%) Ajax
9 1 (0.26%) Apache Flex
9 1 (0.26%) Silverlight
9 1 (0.26%) XML
9 1 (0.26%) JMS
9 1 (0.26%) Java RMI
9 1 (0.26%) JMX
9 1 (0.26%) Hibernate
9 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 103 (27.25%) Data Centre
2 41 (10.85%) PKI
3 30 (7.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 28 (7.41%) Computer Science
5 20 (5.29%) Clustering
6 15 (3.97%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (3.17%) Wiki
8 10 (2.65%) e-Health
8 10 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
8 10 (2.65%) DataPower
9 9 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
10 8 (2.12%) SecurID
11 6 (1.59%) Management Information System
12 5 (1.32%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.79%) Online Games
13 3 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 3 (0.79%) CESG
14 2 (0.53%) DTV
14 2 (0.53%) BBC
14 2 (0.53%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 147 (38.89%) Linux
2 75 (19.84%) Windows
3 39 (10.32%) UNIX
4 22 (5.82%) Solaris
4 22 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (3.17%) CentOS
7 9 (2.38%) Debian
7 9 (2.38%) Ubuntu
8 6 (1.59%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.32%) Embedded Linux
9 5 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
11 2 (0.53%) SUSE
11 2 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (20.37%) Configuration Management
2 59 (15.61%) Load Balancing
3 51 (13.49%) Continuous Integration
3 51 (13.49%) DevOps
4 49 (12.96%) Open Source
5 48 (12.70%) ITIL
6 43 (11.38%) Network Management
7 34 (8.99%) Network Design
8 28 (7.41%) Automated Testing
9 27 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
10 26 (6.88%) Time Management
11 25 (6.61%) DDoS Mitigation
12 22 (5.82%) Service Management
12 22 (5.82%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (5.56%) Server Building
14 18 (4.76%) Microservices
14 18 (4.76%) Change Control
14 18 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 16 (4.23%) Unit Testing
16 15 (3.97%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 66 (17.46%) Java
2 34 (8.99%) SQL
3 20 (5.29%) Perl
4 17 (4.50%) C
5 16 (4.23%) PHP
6 12 (3.17%) Python
7 11 (2.91%) C++
8 10 (2.65%) Ruby
9 9 (2.38%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.32%) VB
11 4 (1.06%) C#
11 4 (1.06%) Tcl
12 3 (0.79%) Lisp
12 3 (0.79%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.26%) R
13 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 147 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
2 94 (24.87%) CCNP
3 70 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 56 (14.81%) CCNA
5 55 (14.55%) Degree
6 53 (14.02%) SC Cleared
7 37 (9.79%) CCIE
8 14 (3.70%) JNCIS
9 13 (3.44%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.38%) CCSA
10 9 (2.38%) Check Point Certification
10 9 (2.38%) CCDP
11 7 (1.85%) CISSP
11 7 (1.85%) CCSE
12 6 (1.59%) CCSP
13 5 (1.32%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.06%) CCDE
15 3 (0.79%) CCDA
16 2 (0.53%) CCIP
16 2 (0.53%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.97%) SLA
2 9 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.32%) QA
4 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 62 (16.40%) VMware Infrastructure
2 59 (15.61%) Active Directory
3 22 (5.82%) Xen
4 18 (4.76%) XenServer
5 12 (3.17%) Postfix
5 12 (3.17%) Samba
5 12 (3.17%) iptables
6 7 (1.85%) Snort
6 7 (1.85%) vSphere
7 6 (1.59%) XenApp
7 6 (1.59%) VMware ESX
8 5 (1.32%) ProxySG
8 5 (1.32%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.06%) VirtualBox
9 4 (1.06%) Hyper-V
9 4 (1.06%) Squid
10 2 (0.53%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 56 (14.81%) Puppet
2 45 (11.90%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (4.76%) CA Spectrum
4 17 (4.50%) RANCID
5 16 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 15 (3.97%) Tivoli
6 15 (3.97%) Netcool
7 12 (3.17%) ZABBIX
8 10 (2.65%) Cisco CUCM
9 9 (2.38%) Nagios
10 8 (2.12%) Cisco Prime
11 7 (1.85%) Cacti
12 6 (1.59%) NetCrunch
12 6 (1.59%) Salt
13 4 (1.06%) Nmap
14 3 (0.79%) CiscoWorks
14 3 (0.79%) Cisco UCCX
14 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
15 2 (0.53%) SolarWinds Orion
15 2 (0.53%) Iperf
Vendors
1 243 (64.29%) Cisco
2 144 (38.10%) Juniper
3 112 (29.63%) CheckPoint
4 74 (19.58%) Citrix
4 74 (19.58%) VMware
5 70 (18.52%) F5
6 53 (14.02%) Blue Coat
7 52 (13.76%) Microsoft
8 46 (12.17%) SolarWinds
9 42 (11.11%) Infoblox
10 33 (8.73%) Aruba
11 29 (7.67%) Red Hat
12 25 (6.61%) Google
13 19 (5.03%) CA
14 17 (4.50%) Veritas
15 14 (3.70%) Nokia
16 13 (3.44%) Oracle
17 11 (2.91%) IBM
17 11 (2.91%) HP
17 11 (2.91%) Lancope
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