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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 445 479 453
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -26
Contract jobs citing IPsec 157 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.97% 1.33% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 55 63
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£363 £360 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £355 £375
% change year-on-year
-7.04% -5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 - £27.50

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
7978 7223 9069
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.40% 13.58% 15.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 4292 3891 4082
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 418 712
Average hourly rate £20.50 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.76% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 20 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +9 130 £375 +4.16% 29
London +30 61 £410 +10.81% 7
South East +10 39 £325 -23.52% 9
Berkshire +24 26 £255 -36.25% 3
Scotland +2 19 £269 -
City of London +44 15 £425 +25.92%
Reading - 11 £255 - 1
East of England -12 9 £375 +25.00% 3
South West -28 8 £419 +44.39% 4
North West -2 6 £280 -39.45% 2
Bristol -15 6 £419 - 1
Ipswich - 6 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £375 - 1
Surrey - 5 £360 - 2
Guildford - 5 £360 - 1
East Midlands +11 4 - - 1
Glasgow - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +7 3 £328 -
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £328 -
Hampshire -22 3 £315 -31.89% 4
Hertfordshire - 3 - - 1
Bracknell -1 2 - -
West Midlands -11 2 - - 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
West Yorkshire -1 1 - -
Yorkshire -2 1 - - 1
Swindon -3 1 £365 +25.86% 1
Southampton -9 1 £315 -10.00%
Wiltshire -15 1 £365 +25.86% 1

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 184 (66.91%) VPN
2 167 (60.73%) Firewall
3 161 (58.55%) Cisco
4 124 (45.09%) WAN
5 116 (42.18%) BGP
6 109 (39.64%) LAN
7 104 (37.82%) DNS
7 104 (37.82%) MPLS
8 103 (37.45%) Cisco Certification
9 100 (36.36%) OSPF
10 83 (30.18%) Windows
11 79 (28.73%) CheckPoint
12 78 (28.36%) TCP/IP
13 74 (26.91%) VMware
14 73 (26.55%) Juniper
15 71 (25.82%) CCNP
16 70 (25.45%) Network Security
17 68 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
18 65 (23.64%) Active Directory
19 61 (22.18%) DHCP
20 60 (21.82%) VoIP
20 60 (21.82%) Wireless
21 57 (20.73%) Linux
22 56 (20.36%) Microsoft
22 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
23 55 (20.00%) Load Balancing
23 55 (20.00%) SNMP
24 54 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
25 53 (19.27%) Network Management
25 53 (19.27%) SSL

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 49 (17.82%) Apache
2 29 (10.55%) IIS
3 24 (8.73%) nginx
4 23 (8.36%) MS Exchange
5 21 (7.64%) WebSphere
6 17 (6.18%) SharePoint
7 14 (5.09%) MediaWiki
7 14 (5.09%) Confluence
7 14 (5.09%) Lync
7 14 (5.09%) Tomcat
8 10 (3.64%) Jetty
8 10 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2010
9 9 (3.27%) WebLogic
10 5 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.45%) GlassFish
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (10.55%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.55%) MS Office
3 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.73%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.36%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.36%) Cloud Computing
1 12 (4.36%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (4.36%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.73%) Office 365
3 1 (0.36%) SaaS
3 1 (0.36%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 184 (66.91%) VPN
2 167 (60.73%) Firewall
3 124 (45.09%) WAN
4 116 (42.18%) BGP
5 109 (39.64%) LAN
6 104 (37.82%) DNS
6 104 (37.82%) MPLS
7 100 (36.36%) OSPF
8 78 (28.36%) TCP/IP
9 70 (25.45%) Network Security
10 68 (24.73%) Cisco ASA
11 61 (22.18%) DHCP
12 60 (21.82%) VoIP
12 60 (21.82%) Wireless
13 55 (20.00%) SNMP
14 53 (19.27%) SSL
15 50 (18.18%) EIGRP
16 42 (15.27%) Cisco PIX
17 36 (13.09%) Ethernet
18 35 (12.73%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.73%) MySQL
2 23 (8.36%) SQL Server
3 14 (5.09%) Relational Database
3 14 (5.09%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.18%) DB2
5 2 (0.73%) Big Data
5 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.36%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 23 (8.36%) Jenkins
2 15 (5.45%) Subversion
3 14 (5.09%) JIRA
3 14 (5.09%) Git (software)
3 14 (5.09%) Hudson
4 1 (0.36%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.36%) Ant
General
1 37 (13.45%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.18%) Finance
3 7 (2.55%) Banking
4 6 (2.18%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.18%) Local Government
5 5 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.45%) Retail
7 2 (0.73%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Legal
8 1 (0.36%) Games
8 1 (0.36%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 73 (26.55%) Network Engineer
2 31 (11.27%) Architect
3 26 (9.45%) IP Engineer
3 26 (9.45%) Design Engineer
4 22 (8.00%) Consultant
5 19 (6.91%) Security Engineer
6 17 (6.18%) Analyst
6 17 (6.18%) Cisco Engineer
7 16 (5.82%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.36%) Network Specialist
9 11 (4.00%) Administrator
9 11 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (3.27%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.27%) Network Support
10 9 (3.27%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.27%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.27%) Network Consultant
10 9 (3.27%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (2.91%) Senior Network Specialist
11 8 (2.91%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.91%) .NET
2 14 (5.09%) LAMP
3 10 (3.64%) XMPP
3 10 (3.64%) Servlets
4 9 (3.27%) J2EE
5 6 (2.18%) Regular Expression
6 4 (1.45%) SAML
7 3 (1.09%) Web Services
8 1 (0.36%) CSS
8 1 (0.36%) XHTML
8 1 (0.36%) HTML
8 1 (0.36%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.09%) Clustering
2 18 (6.55%) PKI
3 14 (5.09%) Wiki
4 13 (4.73%) Open Source
5 4 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (1.45%) SecurID
5 4 (1.45%) Firmware
6 3 (1.09%) Replication
6 3 (1.09%) CESG
6 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.09%) NHS
7 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.73%) e-Health
8 1 (0.36%) DTV
8 1 (0.36%) Statistics
8 1 (0.36%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.36%) FMCG
8 1 (0.36%) Online Games
8 1 (0.36%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 83 (30.18%) Windows
2 57 (20.73%) Linux
3 34 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (7.64%) UNIX
5 20 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.09%) Debian
7 13 (4.73%) Solaris
7 13 (4.73%) Ubuntu
8 11 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.91%) CentOS
10 6 (2.18%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (2.18%) AIX
10 6 (2.18%) SUSE
11 4 (1.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (20.00%) Load Balancing
2 53 (19.27%) Network Management
3 36 (13.09%) Network Architecture
4 33 (12.00%) Network Design
5 32 (11.64%) ITIL
6 27 (9.82%) Capacity Planning
7 25 (9.09%) Validation
8 23 (8.36%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (8.00%) Configuration Management
10 21 (7.64%) Migration
11 20 (7.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (6.91%) Change Management
12 19 (6.91%) DevOps
13 17 (6.18%) Risk Assessment
14 16 (5.82%) Network Monitoring
15 15 (5.45%) Data Modelling
16 13 (4.73%) Unit Testing
17 10 (3.64%) Build Automation
17 10 (3.64%) WAN Optimisation
18 9 (3.27%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 48 (17.45%) SQL
2 34 (12.36%) Java
3 28 (10.18%) Perl
4 18 (6.55%) PHP
5 15 (5.45%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.09%) Ruby
7 10 (3.64%) PowerShell
7 10 (3.64%) C
8 6 (2.18%) VBScript
9 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 103 (37.45%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (25.82%) CCNP
3 56 (20.36%) Security Cleared
4 48 (17.45%) SC Cleared
5 42 (15.27%) CCIE
6 32 (11.64%) CCNA
7 25 (9.09%) CISSP
8 22 (8.00%) CCSP
9 19 (6.91%) CCDP
9 19 (6.91%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (3.64%) Degree
11 5 (1.82%) CCSE
12 3 (1.09%) CCSA
12 3 (1.09%) ISEB
12 3 (1.09%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.09%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 2 (0.73%) CCDE
13 2 (0.73%) JNCIA
13 2 (0.73%) JNCIE
13 2 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.91%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.91%) SLA
3 4 (1.45%) QA
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.36%) COBIT
System Software
1 65 (23.64%) Active Directory
2 54 (19.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (7.27%) Hyper-V
4 17 (6.18%) Xen
5 16 (5.82%) vSphere
6 15 (5.45%) XenServer
7 14 (5.09%) Postfix
7 14 (5.09%) VMware ESXi
7 14 (5.09%) Samba
8 6 (2.18%) FreeRADIUS
8 6 (2.18%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.45%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.45%) Shibboleth
10 3 (1.09%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.09%) NFS
10 3 (1.09%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.73%) RACF
12 1 (0.36%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.36%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (8.73%) Puppet
2 14 (5.09%) ZABBIX
3 13 (4.73%) FortiGate
4 12 (4.36%) SCOM
5 10 (3.64%) Netcool
6 9 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 9 (3.27%) Tivoli
6 9 (3.27%) SCOrch
6 9 (3.27%) SCCM
7 8 (2.91%) HP Quality Center
7 8 (2.91%) Backup Exec
8 6 (2.18%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (1.45%) SCSM
10 4 (1.45%) OpenView
11 3 (1.09%) NetBackup
11 3 (1.09%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (1.09%) Salt
12 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 161 (58.55%) Cisco
2 79 (28.73%) CheckPoint
3 74 (26.91%) VMware
4 73 (26.55%) Juniper
5 56 (20.36%) Microsoft
6 48 (17.45%) Citrix
7 47 (17.09%) F5
8 44 (16.00%) HP
9 34 (12.36%) Oracle
10 29 (10.55%) Nokia
11 22 (8.00%) Redback
11 22 (8.00%) Radware
12 18 (6.55%) Huawei
12 18 (6.55%) Red Hat
13 17 (6.18%) Ericsson
14 15 (5.45%) IBM
14 15 (5.45%) Blue Coat
14 15 (5.45%) Fortinet
15 12 (4.36%) Google
15 12 (4.36%) Dell
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Midlands
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Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
Pertemps Plymouth
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 21 days ago
Welwyn Garden City
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £250 - £285 per day
Posted: 22 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £230.00 per day
Posted: 27 days ago