The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 465 462 521
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +59
Contract jobs citing IPsec 183 179 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.15% 2.15% 1.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 92 54
Median daily rate £385 £335 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.92% -5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £269 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £588 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £324 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.97% -7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 4
Median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.50 £28.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.26 £32.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+47.16% -27.77%

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
8530 8336 7420
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.34% 14.94% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4534 3915
Median daily rate £388 £350 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 459 409
Median hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 May 2016.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016.

IPsec Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IPsec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 3 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -12 168 £390 +18.18% 45
South East +25 72 £355 -13.93% 17
London -47 47 £470 +34.28% 13
Berkshire +24 30 £375 -26.82% 2
South West +15 24 £363 -19.44% 3
Hampshire +12 23 £325 -18.75% 6
Reading +10 23 £375 -
Swindon +18 14 £363 -23.68%
Wiltshire +9 14 £363 -23.68%
Yorkshire +3 13 £500 +73.91% 3
Buckinghamshire +19 8 £525 - 4
Milton Keynes +6 7 £525 -
Surrey -17 7 £388 -6.06% 4
Portsmouth - 7 - - 1
South Yorkshire - 7 £500 - 1
Sheffield - 7 £500 -
West Yorkshire +5 6 £525 +86.66% 2
Leeds -11 6 £525 +86.66% 2
City of London +32 5 £449 -25.20% 2
Scotland -25 5 £261 -23.49% 2
Dorset - 5 £393 - 1
Bournemouth - 5 £393 -
Bristol +9 4 £500 +14.28% 1
Croydon - 4 £393 -
Fareham - 4 £200 -
East Midlands +7 3 £325 - 1
East of England +5 3 £363 -0.68%
Hook +3 3 £320 -11.41%
Epsom -6 3 £385 -
West Midlands -7 3 £450 +53.84% 3

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec 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 IPsec.

1 188 (51.65%) Cisco
2 181 (49.73%) VPN
3 169 (46.43%) DNS
4 158 (43.41%) Firewall
5 157 (43.13%) TCP/IP
6 153 (42.03%) Linux
7 144 (39.56%) WAN
8 142 (39.01%) DHCP
9 141 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
10 136 (37.36%) BGP
11 133 (36.54%) MPLS
11 133 (36.54%) SSL
12 130 (35.71%) OSPF
13 115 (31.59%) LAN
14 105 (28.85%) Windows
15 98 (26.92%) Microsoft
16 97 (26.65%) Juniper
17 94 (25.82%) VMware
18 91 (25.00%) FTP
18 91 (25.00%) Security Cleared
19 88 (24.18%) HTTP
20 84 (23.08%) SC Cleared
21 80 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
22 76 (20.88%) CCNP
23 75 (20.60%) Configuration Management
24 74 (20.33%) Cisco ASA
25 71 (19.51%) Load Balancing
25 71 (19.51%) Data Centre
26 69 (18.96%) Network Security
26 69 (18.96%) Java

IPsec
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:

Application Platforms
1 48 (13.19%) IIS
1 48 (13.19%) nginx
2 46 (12.64%) Tomcat
3 45 (12.36%) WebSphere
4 43 (11.81%) Jetty
5 38 (10.44%) Apache
6 13 (3.57%) MS Exchange
7 11 (3.02%) Oracle 10gAS
7 11 (3.02%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (3.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 11 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
8 10 (2.75%) PowerExchange
9 9 (2.47%) MQSeries
10 6 (1.65%) Oracle Spatial
11 5 (1.37%) Confluence
12 4 (1.10%) Skype for Business
13 3 (0.82%) JBoss
14 2 (0.55%) MediaWiki
14 2 (0.55%) SharePoint
15 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 32 (8.79%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.10%) MS Office
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 30 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
2 23 (6.32%) Amazon EC2
2 23 (6.32%) Google App Engine
2 23 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
3 22 (6.04%) Cloud Computing
4 15 (4.12%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (1.37%) IaaS
6 4 (1.10%) SaaS
7 3 (0.82%) PaaS
8 2 (0.55%) SoftLayer
9 1 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.27%) GitHub
9 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 181 (49.73%) VPN
2 169 (46.43%) DNS
3 158 (43.41%) Firewall
4 157 (43.13%) TCP/IP
5 144 (39.56%) WAN
6 142 (39.01%) DHCP
7 136 (37.36%) BGP
8 133 (36.54%) MPLS
8 133 (36.54%) SSL
9 130 (35.71%) OSPF
10 115 (31.59%) LAN
11 91 (25.00%) FTP
12 88 (24.18%) HTTP
13 74 (20.33%) Cisco ASA
14 69 (18.96%) Network Security
15 63 (17.31%) Cisco Nexus
16 62 (17.03%) EIGRP
17 50 (13.74%) HSRP
18 47 (12.91%) Wireless
19 44 (12.09%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (7.42%) MongoDB
2 25 (6.87%) MySQL
3 24 (6.59%) SQL Server
4 17 (4.67%) Relational Database
5 16 (4.40%) NoSQL
6 15 (4.12%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.02%) BusinessObjects
8 10 (2.75%) PowerCenter
9 9 (2.47%) Oracle Database
9 9 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
10 8 (2.20%) Oracle Database 11g
11 6 (1.65%) Data Mining
12 4 (1.10%) DB2
13 1 (0.27%) Big Data
13 1 (0.27%) MariaDB
13 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2005
13 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (16.76%) Jenkins
2 52 (14.29%) Travis CI
3 11 (3.02%) Log4j
4 5 (1.37%) JIRA
4 5 (1.37%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.82%) Ant
5 3 (0.82%) Git (software)
5 3 (0.82%) Gradle
5 3 (0.82%) JUnit
5 3 (0.82%) Maven
5 3 (0.82%) Selenium
6 2 (0.55%) GitLab
6 2 (0.55%) Hudson
6 2 (0.55%) Subversion
7 1 (0.27%) AppScan
7 1 (0.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.27%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.27%) RSpec
7 1 (0.27%) VisualVM
General
1 38 (10.44%) Finance
2 12 (3.30%) Marketing
2 12 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.92%) Law
3 7 (1.92%) Retail
4 5 (1.37%) Banking
4 5 (1.37%) Military
5 3 (0.82%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.55%) German Language
6 2 (0.55%) Legal
6 2 (0.55%) Publishing
7 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.27%) Billing
7 1 (0.27%) Electronics
7 1 (0.27%) French Language
Job Titles
1 119 (32.69%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.99%) Designer
3 38 (10.44%) Cisco Engineer
3 38 (10.44%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 38 (10.44%) Network Designer
4 35 (9.62%) Security Engineer
5 34 (9.34%) Support Engineer
6 30 (8.24%) Network Security Engineer
7 26 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
8 25 (6.87%) Senior Network Engineer
9 24 (6.59%) Architect
10 20 (5.49%) Consultant
10 20 (5.49%) Network Architect
11 18 (4.95%) Network Support
12 16 (4.40%) IP Designer
12 16 (4.40%) Network Support Engineer
13 15 (4.12%) Analyst
13 15 (4.12%) Cisco Security Engineer
14 14 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.85%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (12.91%) .NET
2 45 (12.36%) J2EE
2 45 (12.36%) Servlets
3 37 (10.16%) 802.1X
4 17 (4.67%) CSS
4 17 (4.67%) XML
5 9 (2.47%) LEMP Stack
6 8 (2.20%) LAMP
6 8 (2.20%) LAPP Stack
7 7 (1.92%) Web Services
8 4 (1.10%) RSS
8 4 (1.10%) SOAP
9 2 (0.55%) JSF
9 2 (0.55%) Middleware
10 1 (0.27%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.27%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.27%) REST
10 1 (0.27%) SAML
10 1 (0.27%) WAP
10 1 (0.27%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 71 (19.51%) Data Centre
2 31 (8.52%) Cryptography
2 31 (8.52%) Management Information System
3 28 (7.69%) Computer Science
4 22 (6.04%) PKI
5 16 (4.40%) CESG
5 16 (4.40%) Public Cloud
6 13 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 13 (3.57%) Driving Licence
7 11 (3.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.47%) Clustering
8 9 (2.47%) iSeries
9 8 (2.20%) iPad
10 6 (1.65%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (1.65%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.37%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.37%) Mathematics
12 4 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
13 3 (0.82%) DataPower
14 2 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 153 (42.03%) Linux
2 105 (28.85%) Windows
3 39 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 39 (10.71%) Unix
4 30 (8.24%) Windows Server
5 19 (5.22%) Ubuntu
6 18 (4.95%) Solaris
7 12 (3.30%) AIX
8 11 (3.02%) Windows Vista
9 9 (2.47%) CentOS
10 6 (1.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.82%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.55%) CoreOS
13 2 (0.55%) Debian
14 1 (0.27%) CatOS
14 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.27%) SmartOS
14 1 (0.27%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.60%) Configuration Management
2 71 (19.51%) Load Balancing
3 68 (18.68%) ITIL
4 57 (15.66%) DevOps
5 51 (14.01%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (9.34%) Automated Testing
7 28 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
8 27 (7.42%) Change Management
9 23 (6.32%) Network Management
9 23 (6.32%) Problem Management
9 23 (6.32%) Project Management
9 23 (6.32%) Unit Testing
10 22 (6.04%) Information Security
10 22 (6.04%) Open Source
11 20 (5.49%) Change Control
12 19 (5.22%) Network Design
13 18 (4.95%) Migration
14 17 (4.67%) Incident Management
14 17 (4.67%) Mentoring
14 17 (4.67%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.96%) Java
2 26 (7.14%) Python
3 24 (6.59%) Perl
4 19 (5.22%) C
5 16 (4.40%) Ruby
6 15 (4.12%) C++
7 14 (3.85%) C#
7 14 (3.85%) SQL
8 13 (3.57%) Bash Shell
9 12 (3.30%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.02%) VBScript
11 10 (2.75%) VB
12 9 (2.47%) Lisp
12 9 (2.47%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.10%) PHP
14 3 (0.82%) Tcl
15 2 (0.55%) Korn
16 1 (0.27%) Go
Qualifications
1 141 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 84 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 76 (20.88%) CCNP
5 51 (14.01%) CCNA
6 39 (10.71%) Degree
6 39 (10.71%) DV Cleared
7 21 (5.77%) JNCIS
8 20 (5.49%) CCIE
9 17 (4.67%) JNCIP
10 14 (3.85%) CISSP
11 13 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (3.30%) CESG Certified Professional
13 10 (2.75%) MCSE
14 9 (2.47%) MCSA
14 9 (2.47%) MCSD
15 7 (1.92%) CEH
15 7 (1.92%) JNCIA
16 6 (1.65%) CCNP Voice
17 4 (1.10%) CREST Certified
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.12%) PCI DSS
2 10 (2.75%) SLA
3 8 (2.20%) QA
3 8 (2.20%) RMADS
4 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
System Software
1 80 (21.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (11.54%) Active Directory
3 31 (8.52%) Xen
4 20 (5.49%) Hyper-V
5 11 (3.02%) Samba
5 11 (3.02%) Sendmail
6 8 (2.20%) Docker
7 7 (1.92%) vSphere
8 6 (1.65%) Oracle RAC
8 6 (1.65%) vCloud
9 5 (1.37%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.82%) Firmware
10 3 (0.82%) iptables
11 2 (0.55%) Postfix
11 2 (0.55%) Snort
12 1 (0.27%) NFS
12 1 (0.27%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.27%) Squid
12 1 (0.27%) Varnish
12 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 56 (15.38%) Puppet
2 32 (8.79%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 11 (3.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 10 (2.75%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (2.75%) Nagios
4 10 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
5 9 (2.47%) Ansible
6 5 (1.37%) Netcool
6 5 (1.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 5 (1.37%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.37%) vRealize
7 4 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (0.82%) FortiGate
8 3 (0.82%) Kubernetes
8 3 (0.82%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.82%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.55%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.55%) Nessus
9 2 (0.55%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 188 (51.65%) Cisco
2 98 (26.92%) Microsoft
3 97 (26.65%) Juniper
4 94 (25.82%) VMware
5 65 (17.86%) F5
6 59 (16.21%) CheckPoint
7 50 (13.74%) Palo Alto
8 41 (11.26%) Red Hat
9 29 (7.97%) Oracle
10 25 (6.87%) Google
11 23 (6.32%) Citrix
12 19 (5.22%) SolarWinds
13 18 (4.95%) BT
14 15 (4.12%) Cyberoam
15 14 (3.85%) IBM
16 12 (3.30%) Blue Coat
17 11 (3.02%) Avaya
17 11 (3.02%) Axway
17 11 (3.02%) Informatica
18 10 (2.75%) NetApp
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Rate: £47.83 per hour
Posted: 13 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . 3 Months+ contract.
Posted: 14 hours ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £330 to £374 per day . Contract length: 3 months +
Posted: 14 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Eden Lea UK Limited
Rate: Negotiable day rate
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham
aap3
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Yodel
Rate: £300 - £380 per day
Posted: 21 days ago