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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 442 472 432
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -40
Contract jobs citing IPsec 168 97 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.30% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.11% 1.40% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 53 54
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +16.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £434 £550 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £363 £340
% change year-on-year
-17.24% +6.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 - £19.00

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
7962 6948 7866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.39% 13.44% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3782 3832
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 421 664
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 18 December 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
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 18 December 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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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 +20 136 £348 -10.19% 46
London +57 71 £400 -3.03% 12
South East -20 35 £359 -7.35% 16
Scotland +12 28 £285 -40.10% 2
Berkshire +18 24 £350 -12.50% 3
South West -30 13 £425 +54.54% 4
City of London +7 11 £410 +2.50% 5
West Midlands -5 7 £200 -21.56%
Reading +16 5 £525 +31.25% 1
Hampshire -21 5 £335 +1.97% 3
Surrey - 5 £370 - 4
East of England -8 4 £245 -24.61% 1
Bristol -10 4 £425 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £245 -
Suffolk - 4 £245 -
East Midlands +6 3 £350 +40.00%
Worcestershire - 3 £155 -
Yorkshire - 3 £288 - 4
West Yorkshire - 3 £288 - 2
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
Redditch - 3 £155 -
Slough - 3 £260 - 1
Birmingham -4 2 £203 -19.00%
Swindon -7 2 - - 1
Wiltshire -13 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 2 £375 -
Leeds - 2 £313 - 1
Staffordshire +2 1 £223 -14.42%
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Woking - 1 £300 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 216 (61.54%) Firewall
2 214 (60.97%) VPN
3 197 (56.13%) Cisco
4 160 (45.58%) BGP
5 139 (39.60%) OSPF
6 125 (35.61%) WAN
7 123 (35.04%) DNS
8 107 (30.48%) Windows
9 106 (30.20%) CheckPoint
9 106 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
10 105 (29.91%) LAN
11 103 (29.34%) Active Directory
12 102 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
13 101 (28.77%) Network Security
13 101 (28.77%) MPLS
14 99 (28.21%) Linux
15 97 (27.64%) Citrix
16 94 (26.78%) VMware
17 82 (23.36%) Juniper
17 82 (23.36%) SSL
17 82 (23.36%) Security Cleared
18 81 (23.08%) TCP/IP
19 80 (22.79%) Load Balancing
20 77 (21.94%) SQL
21 71 (20.23%) SC Cleared
22 67 (19.09%) CCNP
23 65 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
24 63 (17.95%) Microsoft
25 62 (17.66%) DHCP
25 62 (17.66%) Telecoms

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 32 (9.12%) Apache
2 26 (7.41%) IIS
3 18 (5.13%) nginx
4 17 (4.84%) MS Exchange
5 13 (3.70%) WebSphere
6 11 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 11 (3.13%) Jetty
7 10 (2.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 9 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 7 (1.99%) Confluence
9 7 (1.99%) MediaWiki
9 7 (1.99%) Lync
10 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) GlassFish
Applications
1 26 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 11 (3.13%) MS Office
3 9 (2.56%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.56%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.42%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (3.42%) Google Cloud Platform
2 12 (3.42%) Google App Engine
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.14%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (0.57%) SaaS
4 2 (0.57%) IBM SmartCloud
5 1 (0.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (61.54%) Firewall
2 214 (60.97%) VPN
3 160 (45.58%) BGP
4 139 (39.60%) OSPF
5 125 (35.61%) WAN
6 123 (35.04%) DNS
7 105 (29.91%) LAN
8 102 (29.06%) Cisco ASA
9 101 (28.77%) Network Security
9 101 (28.77%) MPLS
10 82 (23.36%) SSL
11 81 (23.08%) TCP/IP
12 62 (17.66%) DHCP
13 61 (17.38%) SAN
13 61 (17.38%) VLAN
14 54 (15.38%) Internet
15 53 (15.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 51 (14.53%) Ethernet
17 44 (12.54%) VoIP
17 44 (12.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.84%) DB2
3 11 (3.13%) MySQL
4 8 (2.28%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.99%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) MarkLogic
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (5.13%) Jenkins
2 9 (2.56%) Subversion
3 8 (2.28%) Git (software)
4 7 (1.99%) Hudson
4 7 (1.99%) JIRA
5 2 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.28%) Ant
6 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
General
1 62 (17.66%) Telecoms
2 21 (5.98%) Finance
3 9 (2.56%) Games
4 8 (2.28%) Manufacturing
4 8 (2.28%) Banking
4 8 (2.28%) Retail
5 7 (1.99%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.42%) Local Government
7 3 (0.85%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Marketing
8 2 (0.57%) Law
8 2 (0.57%) Legal
9 1 (0.28%) Billing
9 1 (0.28%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) French Language
Job Titles
1 111 (31.62%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.54%) Architect
3 29 (8.26%) Security Engineer
4 25 (7.12%) Network Security Engineer
5 23 (6.55%) Design Engineer
6 20 (5.70%) Analyst
6 20 (5.70%) Integration Engineer
7 19 (5.41%) Network Support
7 19 (5.41%) IP Engineer
8 15 (4.27%) Network Specialist
9 12 (3.42%) Infrastructure Architect
10 11 (3.13%) Consultant
11 10 (2.85%) Support Engineer
11 10 (2.85%) Network Analyst
11 10 (2.85%) Network Architect
12 9 (2.56%) Citrix Engineer
12 9 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.28%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 8 (2.28%) Senior Network Specialist
13 8 (2.28%) Active Directory Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.84%) Regular Expression
2 15 (4.27%) .NET
3 10 (2.85%) Servlets
3 10 (2.85%) J2EE
4 7 (1.99%) LAMP
5 4 (1.14%) Web Services
5 4 (1.14%) WAP
6 1 (0.28%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) XMPP
6 1 (0.28%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.54%) Clustering
2 30 (8.55%) PKI
3 21 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (4.27%) SecurID
5 9 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.56%) Online Games
6 7 (1.99%) Open Source
6 7 (1.99%) Computer Science
6 7 (1.99%) Wiki
7 5 (1.42%) Cryptography
7 5 (1.42%) Replication
8 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.14%) CESG
8 4 (1.14%) NHS
9 3 (0.85%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.85%) e-Health
9 3 (0.85%) User Experience
9 3 (0.85%) Statistics
10 2 (0.57%) Handset
11 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 107 (30.48%) Windows
2 99 (28.21%) Linux
3 31 (8.83%) Solaris
4 25 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (4.84%) SUSE
5 17 (4.84%) UNIX
5 17 (4.84%) AIX
5 17 (4.84%) Oracle Linux
6 15 (4.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (2.28%) CentOS
8 8 (2.28%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.28%) Debian
9 5 (1.42%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.57%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.28%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (22.79%) Load Balancing
2 54 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 48 (13.68%) ITIL
4 42 (11.97%) Change Management
5 40 (11.40%) Network Management
6 37 (10.54%) Network Design
7 36 (10.26%) Network Monitoring
8 26 (7.41%) Software Distribution
9 25 (7.12%) Service Management
9 25 (7.12%) Validation
9 25 (7.12%) Migration
10 21 (5.98%) Network Architecture
11 18 (5.13%) Risk Assessment
12 17 (4.84%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (4.84%) Line Management
13 16 (4.56%) DevOps
14 15 (4.27%) Capacity Planning
15 14 (3.99%) E-Commerce
16 13 (3.70%) Project Management
16 13 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 77 (21.94%) SQL
2 22 (6.27%) Java
3 18 (5.13%) PowerShell
4 11 (3.13%) Perl
5 9 (2.56%) VBScript
5 9 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 7 (1.99%) PHP
6 7 (1.99%) Ruby
7 4 (1.14%) Python
8 3 (0.85%) C
9 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 106 (30.20%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (23.36%) Security Cleared
3 71 (20.23%) SC Cleared
4 67 (19.09%) CCNP
5 44 (12.54%) CCIE
6 39 (11.11%) CCNA
7 29 (8.26%) CISSP
8 25 (7.12%) Degree
9 17 (4.84%) CCDP
10 13 (3.70%) CCSP
11 12 (3.42%) Check Point Certification
12 10 (2.85%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.28%) CCSA
14 7 (1.99%) JNCIP
15 6 (1.71%) CCSE
15 6 (1.71%) MCSE
15 6 (1.71%) Microsoft Certification
15 6 (1.71%) CCIP
16 5 (1.42%) JNCIE
17 4 (1.14%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.98%) PCI DSS
2 22 (6.27%) SLA
3 2 (0.57%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 103 (29.34%) Active Directory
2 65 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.70%) vSphere
4 19 (5.41%) FreeRADIUS
5 13 (3.70%) Firmware
5 13 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.85%) Xen
7 9 (2.56%) Terminal Services
7 9 (2.56%) ProxySG
7 9 (2.56%) Hyper-V
8 7 (1.99%) Samba
8 7 (1.99%) XenServer
8 7 (1.99%) Postfix
9 4 (1.14%) NFS
10 3 (0.85%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.85%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.57%) XenApp
12 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.28%) KVM
12 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 28 (7.98%) Netcool
2 26 (7.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 25 (7.12%) Tivoli
4 18 (5.13%) Puppet
5 17 (4.84%) CA Spectrum
6 11 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (2.28%) ZABBIX
7 8 (2.28%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.28%) FortiGate
8 6 (1.71%) SCOM
8 6 (1.71%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (1.71%) Salt
9 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.42%) Nessus
9 5 (1.42%) SCCM
10 4 (1.14%) Cisco Prime
11 3 (0.85%) OpenView
11 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.57%) RANCID
12 2 (0.57%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 197 (56.13%) Cisco
2 106 (30.20%) CheckPoint
3 97 (27.64%) Citrix
4 94 (26.78%) VMware
5 82 (23.36%) Juniper
6 63 (17.95%) Microsoft
7 45 (12.82%) F5
8 29 (8.26%) Fortinet
8 29 (8.26%) HP
9 27 (7.69%) Oracle
9 27 (7.69%) Blue Coat
10 25 (7.12%) Veritas
11 23 (6.55%) CA
12 21 (5.98%) IBM
12 21 (5.98%) Nokia
13 17 (4.84%) Splunk
14 16 (4.56%) Dell
14 16 (4.56%) Redback
14 16 (4.56%) Radware
15 15 (4.27%) Huawei
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