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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 450 461 489
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +28
Contract jobs citing IPsec 193 180 134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.32% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.24% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 103 63
Median daily rate £410 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.00% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £334 £365
% change year-on-year
+17.60% -8.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 1 2
Median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £27.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% +17.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.80 £32.50 £25.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £32.50 £29.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.83 £32.50 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+47.16% +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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +28 184 £409 +15.21% 31
South East +38 74 £380 -5.00% 15
London -6 57 £500 +40.84% 13
Berkshire +21 33 £345 - 1
South West +13 23 £363 -19.44% 1
Reading +15 22 £325 - 1
Surrey +3 16 £409 -0.24% 5
Yorkshire -1 14 £500 +73.91% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 10 £513 - 5
Hampshire -11 10 £338 -15.62% 4
Milton Keynes +21 9 £525 - 5
Croydon - 8 £393 -
Sheffield - 8 £500 - 1
South Yorkshire - 8 £500 - 1
Swindon +2 7 £363 -23.68%
Wiltshire -10 7 £363 -23.68%
Portsmouth - 7 - -
City of London +42 6 £500 +49.25% 3
West Yorkshire +3 6 £525 +86.66% 1
Leeds -9 6 £525 +86.66%
Bristol - 6 £388 - 1
East of England - 6 £375 -
Cheltenham +3 5 £325 -27.77%
Gloucestershire -3 5 £325 -27.77%
Dorset - 5 £393 -
Bournemouth - 5 £393 -
Redhill - 5 £380 -
West Midlands -17 4 £400 +23.07%
West Sussex - 4 £350 -
Gatwick - 4 £350 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 208 (52.79%) VPN
2 191 (48.48%) Cisco
3 189 (47.97%) Firewall
4 173 (43.91%) DNS
5 166 (42.13%) Linux
6 154 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
7 153 (38.83%) MPLS
8 151 (38.32%) BGP
9 150 (38.07%) TCP/IP
9 150 (38.07%) WAN
10 149 (37.82%) DHCP
11 142 (36.04%) OSPF
12 125 (31.73%) Windows
13 124 (31.47%) Juniper
14 117 (29.70%) Security Cleared
15 108 (27.41%) SSL
16 107 (27.16%) LAN
17 106 (26.90%) SC Cleared
18 94 (23.86%) Microsoft
19 90 (22.84%) CCNP
20 89 (22.59%) Load Balancing
21 83 (21.07%) FTP
21 83 (21.07%) HTTP
22 80 (20.30%) Data Centre
23 79 (20.05%) Network Security
24 76 (19.29%) VMware
25 74 (18.78%) F5
26 73 (18.53%) ITIL
27 64 (16.24%) EIGRP
27 64 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure

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 40 (10.15%) nginx
2 39 (9.90%) IIS
3 37 (9.39%) Tomcat
4 36 (9.14%) WebSphere
5 34 (8.63%) Jetty
6 23 (5.84%) Apache
7 16 (4.06%) MS Exchange
8 11 (2.79%) MQSeries
9 6 (1.52%) Confluence
10 3 (0.76%) JBoss
10 3 (0.76%) MediaWiki
11 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.51%) SharePoint
12 1 (0.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 46 (11.68%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.05%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.02%) MS Office
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.35%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (5.84%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (4.57%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (4.57%) Google App Engine
3 18 (4.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (1.78%) IaaS
5 7 (1.78%) PaaS
5 7 (1.78%) SaaS
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.76%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.76%) Route 53
6 3 (0.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 208 (52.79%) VPN
2 189 (47.97%) Firewall
3 173 (43.91%) DNS
4 153 (38.83%) MPLS
5 151 (38.32%) BGP
6 150 (38.07%) TCP/IP
6 150 (38.07%) WAN
7 149 (37.82%) DHCP
8 142 (36.04%) OSPF
9 108 (27.41%) SSL
10 107 (27.16%) LAN
11 83 (21.07%) FTP
11 83 (21.07%) HTTP
12 79 (20.05%) Network Security
13 64 (16.24%) EIGRP
14 61 (15.48%) Cisco ASA
15 59 (14.97%) Ethernet
16 56 (14.21%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (13.45%) Wireless
18 50 (12.69%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (9.64%) MySQL
2 29 (7.36%) SQL Server
3 28 (7.11%) MongoDB
4 21 (5.33%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (3.05%) NoSQL
5 12 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 11 (2.79%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.27%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.02%) DB2
8 4 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 47 (11.93%) Jenkins
2 40 (10.15%) Travis CI
3 6 (1.52%) JIRA
4 4 (1.02%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.76%) Ant
5 3 (0.76%) Gradle
5 3 (0.76%) Hudson
5 3 (0.76%) JUnit
5 3 (0.76%) Maven
5 3 (0.76%) Selenium
5 3 (0.76%) Subversion
6 2 (0.51%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) AppScan
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.25%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.25%) RSpec
General
1 39 (9.90%) Finance
2 27 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.06%) Marketing
4 7 (1.78%) Military
5 5 (1.27%) Law
5 5 (1.27%) Retail
6 3 (0.76%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.76%) Billing
6 3 (0.76%) Legal
7 2 (0.51%) German Language
7 2 (0.51%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.51%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 121 (30.71%) Network Engineer
2 47 (11.93%) Designer
3 42 (10.66%) Network Designer
4 37 (9.39%) Security Engineer
5 36 (9.14%) Architect
6 32 (8.12%) Network Architect
7 31 (7.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 31 (7.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 30 (7.61%) Support Engineer
9 29 (7.36%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (6.09%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (6.09%) Senior Network Engineer
11 22 (5.58%) Consultant
12 21 (5.33%) IP Designer
13 19 (4.82%) Linux Engineer
14 16 (4.06%) Analyst
14 16 (4.06%) Network Support
14 16 (4.06%) Network Support Engineer
15 15 (3.81%) Network Security Architect
15 15 (3.81%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (9.14%) Servlets
2 33 (8.38%) .NET
3 32 (8.12%) J2EE
4 29 (7.36%) 802.1X
5 23 (5.84%) CSS
6 18 (4.57%) LEMP Stack
6 18 (4.57%) XML
7 17 (4.31%) LAMP
8 14 (3.55%) LAPP Stack
9 4 (1.02%) Web Services
10 3 (0.76%) Kafka
10 3 (0.76%) RSS
10 3 (0.76%) SOAP
10 3 (0.76%) WireMock
11 2 (0.51%) Middleware
12 1 (0.25%) ELK Stack
12 1 (0.25%) MCollective
12 1 (0.25%) REST
12 1 (0.25%) Sensu
12 1 (0.25%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 80 (20.30%) Data Centre
2 49 (12.44%) PKI
3 37 (9.39%) Management Information System
4 30 (7.61%) Computer Science
5 29 (7.36%) Cryptography
6 22 (5.58%) Public Cloud
7 21 (5.33%) CESG
8 15 (3.81%) Client/Server
8 15 (3.81%) YubiKey
9 13 (3.30%) RSA SecurID
10 12 (3.05%) Clustering
10 12 (3.05%) Driving Licence
11 10 (2.54%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 10 (2.54%) iPad
12 8 (2.03%) iSeries
13 7 (1.78%) Blackberry
14 6 (1.52%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.02%) Algorithms
15 4 (1.02%) N-Tier
16 3 (0.76%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 166 (42.13%) Linux
2 125 (31.73%) Windows
3 47 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 37 (9.39%) Unix
5 28 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 21 (5.33%) Ubuntu
7 13 (3.30%) Windows Vista
8 12 (3.05%) CentOS
8 12 (3.05%) Solaris
8 12 (3.05%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (2.03%) Windows 10
9 8 (2.03%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (1.27%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.76%) Debian
12 2 (0.51%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.51%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.25%) CatOS
13 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (22.59%) Load Balancing
2 73 (18.53%) ITIL
3 58 (14.72%) Configuration Management
4 55 (13.96%) DevOps
5 49 (12.44%) Change Management
6 43 (10.91%) Network Design
7 40 (10.15%) Continuous Integration
8 26 (6.60%) Change Control
9 25 (6.35%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 24 (6.09%) Mentoring
11 23 (5.84%) Network Management
11 23 (5.84%) Open Source
11 23 (5.84%) Penetration Testing
12 22 (5.58%) Network Monitoring
13 21 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
13 21 (5.33%) Information Security
13 21 (5.33%) Problem Management
14 20 (5.08%) Migration
15 19 (4.82%) Two-Factor Authentication
16 18 (4.57%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (13.20%) Java
2 38 (9.64%) Python
3 27 (6.85%) Perl
4 24 (6.09%) Ruby
5 20 (5.08%) Bash Shell
6 19 (4.82%) C
7 18 (4.57%) C++
7 18 (4.57%) PowerShell
8 16 (4.06%) C#
9 13 (3.30%) SQL
9 13 (3.30%) VBScript
10 12 (3.05%) VB
11 10 (2.54%) Shell Script
12 8 (2.03%) Lisp
13 3 (0.76%) Tcl
14 2 (0.51%) Korn
14 2 (0.51%) PHP
15 1 (0.25%) Go
15 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 154 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (29.70%) Security Cleared
3 106 (26.90%) SC Cleared
4 90 (22.84%) CCNP
5 58 (14.72%) CCNA
6 44 (11.17%) Degree
7 42 (10.66%) DV Cleared
8 36 (9.14%) JNCIS
9 28 (7.11%) JNCIP
10 25 (6.35%) CCIE
11 20 (5.08%) JNCIA
12 19 (4.82%) CISSP
13 17 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (4.06%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (3.55%) MCSE
16 13 (3.30%) MCSA
16 13 (3.30%) MCSD
17 10 (2.54%) CEH
18 8 (2.03%) CCSE
19 6 (1.52%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.30%) SLA
2 12 (3.05%) RMADS
3 7 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 5 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (1.27%) QA
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.25%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 64 (16.24%) VMware Infrastructure
2 48 (12.18%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.85%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.58%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.06%) Xen
6 14 (3.55%) Samba
7 12 (3.05%) Sendmail
8 9 (2.28%) vCloud
8 9 (2.28%) vSphere
9 7 (1.78%) Docker
10 6 (1.52%) ProxySG
11 5 (1.27%) Firmware
11 5 (1.27%) iptables
12 4 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.02%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.76%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.76%) NFS
13 3 (0.76%) Postfix
13 3 (0.76%) XenApp
13 3 (0.76%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 57 (14.47%) Puppet
2 33 (8.38%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (5.58%) Cisco Prime
4 17 (4.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 14 (3.55%) Nagios
6 13 (3.30%) SolarWinds Orion
7 12 (3.05%) Ansible
8 8 (2.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 7 (1.78%) OpenView
10 5 (1.27%) Netcool
10 5 (1.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.27%) Tivoli
11 4 (1.02%) SCVMM
11 4 (1.02%) ZABBIX
12 3 (0.76%) Fluentd
12 3 (0.76%) FortiGate
12 3 (0.76%) Kubernetes
12 3 (0.76%) Mesos
12 3 (0.76%) Terraform
12 3 (0.76%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 191 (48.48%) Cisco
2 124 (31.47%) Juniper
3 94 (23.86%) Microsoft
4 76 (19.29%) VMware
5 74 (18.78%) F5
6 59 (14.97%) CheckPoint
7 54 (13.71%) Palo Alto
8 35 (8.88%) Citrix
9 31 (7.87%) Red Hat
10 23 (5.84%) Oracle
10 23 (5.84%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.82%) BT
12 18 (4.57%) Blue Coat
12 18 (4.57%) Google
13 16 (4.06%) Aerohive Networks
14 13 (3.30%) NetApp
15 12 (3.05%) IBM
16 11 (2.79%) HP
17 9 (2.28%) Sourcefire
18 8 (2.03%) Intel Security
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