The first table below looks at the demand 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 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 484 459 456
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -3
Contract jobs citing IPsec 103 85 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 1.18% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 48 61
Average daily rate £363 £280 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.46% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £433 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £275 £375
% change year-on-year
+31.81% -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 2
Average hourly rate £45.00 £19.50 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+130.76% -37.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £16.00 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £139.50 £35.00 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £112.50 £35.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+221.42% +12.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -76 94 £361 +29.01% 32
South East -5 36 £350 +94.44% 8
London -28 30 £388 +38.39% 16
Berkshire 0 22 £240 +45.45% 3
Reading +4 9 £365 -8.75% 2
Leeds -10 9 £363 +20.83%
West Yorkshire -13 9 £363 +20.83% 1
Yorkshire -17 9 £363 -9.37% 2
North West - 7 £350 - 2
Manchester - 7 £350 -
City of London -19 6 £338 +20.53% 4
South West -20 5 £425 +112.50% 1
Scotland -4 4 £463 +51.63%
Hampshire +1 3 £363 -9.37% 2
Surrey -9 3 - -
Bristol -13 3 £425 +112.50% 1
East of England -31 2 £225 -25.00% 2
Guildford - 2 - -
West Midlands -15 1 - - 1
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - 1 £150 - 2
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £200 - 1
Swindon - 1 - -
Twickenham - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Wareham - - - -
Wigan - - - -
York - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - - 1

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 135 (72.19%) Cisco
2 118 (63.10%) VPN
3 117 (62.57%) Firewall
4 87 (46.52%) MPLS
5 85 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
6 84 (44.92%) BGP
7 81 (43.32%) TCP/IP
8 79 (42.25%) WAN
9 75 (40.11%) OSPF
10 63 (33.69%) CCNP
11 61 (32.62%) LAN
12 56 (29.95%) CheckPoint
13 54 (28.88%) DNS
13 54 (28.88%) VMware
13 54 (28.88%) Network Security
14 52 (27.81%) EIGRP
15 49 (26.20%) Windows
16 46 (24.60%) Wireless
17 45 (24.06%) VoIP
17 45 (24.06%) Juniper
18 43 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
19 38 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
19 38 (20.32%) Linux
20 36 (19.25%) SSL
21 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
22 33 (17.65%) Ethernet
23 32 (17.11%) Security Cleared
24 31 (16.58%) Network Management
24 31 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
24 31 (16.58%) HP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (14.44%) Apache
2 16 (8.56%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.02%) IIS
4 13 (6.95%) nginx
5 10 (5.35%) Lync
6 9 (4.81%) Tomcat
6 9 (4.81%) SharePoint
7 6 (3.21%) WebSphere
8 5 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (2.67%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (2.14%) Confluence
9 4 (2.14%) Jetty
9 4 (2.14%) MediaWiki
10 2 (1.07%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.53%) CMS
11 1 (0.53%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.53%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.53%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 15 (8.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.53%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (2.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.21%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (3.21%) Google App Engine
1 6 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 118 (63.10%) VPN
2 117 (62.57%) Firewall
3 87 (46.52%) MPLS
4 84 (44.92%) BGP
5 81 (43.32%) TCP/IP
6 79 (42.25%) WAN
7 75 (40.11%) OSPF
8 61 (32.62%) LAN
9 54 (28.88%) DNS
9 54 (28.88%) Network Security
10 52 (27.81%) EIGRP
11 46 (24.60%) Wireless
12 45 (24.06%) VoIP
13 43 (22.99%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (19.25%) SSL
15 33 (17.65%) Ethernet
16 31 (16.58%) Cisco Nexus
17 25 (13.37%) VLAN
18 24 (12.83%) Cisco PIX
18 24 (12.83%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.16%) MySQL
3 5 (2.67%) MongoDB
4 4 (2.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.53%) Big Data
5 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.28%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 4 (2.14%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.14%) JIRA
3 4 (2.14%) Hudson
3 4 (2.14%) Apache Continuum
3 4 (2.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.53%) Ant
General
1 27 (14.44%) Telecoms
2 16 (8.56%) Finance
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
4 6 (3.21%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.07%) Back Office
5 2 (1.07%) Billing
6 1 (0.53%) Retail
6 1 (0.53%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
Job Titles
1 44 (23.53%) Network Engineer
2 23 (12.30%) Architect
3 20 (10.70%) Consultant
3 20 (10.70%) Security Engineer
4 16 (8.56%) Cisco Engineer
4 16 (8.56%) Analyst
5 10 (5.35%) IP Engineer
5 10 (5.35%) Administrator
5 10 (5.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 10 (5.35%) Network Architect
5 10 (5.35%) Network Analyst
6 9 (4.81%) Design Engineer
6 9 (4.81%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (4.28%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (4.28%) Linux Administrator
7 8 (4.28%) Infrastructure Architect
8 7 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 7 (3.74%) Test Engineer
8 7 (3.74%) Network Consultant
8 7 (3.74%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.35%) XMPP
2 6 (3.21%) HTML
3 5 (2.67%) J2EE
3 5 (2.67%) XML
4 4 (2.14%) Servlets
4 4 (2.14%) .NET
4 4 (2.14%) LAMP
5 3 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (1.07%) SAML
6 2 (1.07%) ADO
7 1 (0.53%) JSF
7 1 (0.53%) XHTML
7 1 (0.53%) CSS
7 1 (0.53%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.02%) PKI
2 9 (4.81%) Cryptography
2 9 (4.81%) Computer Science
2 9 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (4.28%) Open Source
4 5 (2.67%) e-Health
4 5 (2.67%) IVR
4 5 (2.67%) Clustering
4 5 (2.67%) SecurID
5 4 (2.14%) Mathematics
5 4 (2.14%) Wiki
5 4 (2.14%) NHS
6 3 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.07%) FMCG
7 2 (1.07%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.53%) Replication
8 1 (0.53%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 49 (26.20%) Windows
2 38 (20.32%) Linux
3 23 (12.30%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (6.42%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (5.35%) UNIX
6 9 (4.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (3.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.21%) CentOS
8 6 (3.21%) Solaris
9 5 (2.67%) Debian
9 5 (2.67%) Windows 7
10 4 (2.14%) Ubuntu
11 2 (1.07%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (16.58%) Network Management
2 26 (13.90%) Network Design
2 26 (13.90%) ITIL
3 17 (9.09%) Load Balancing
4 15 (8.02%) Project Management
5 14 (7.49%) Configuration Management
5 14 (7.49%) Change Management
6 11 (5.88%) Network Architecture
7 10 (5.35%) Master Data Management
7 10 (5.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 10 (5.35%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (5.35%) Data Management
8 9 (4.81%) Validation
8 9 (4.81%) Network Monitoring
8 9 (4.81%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (4.28%) E-Commerce
10 7 (3.74%) TOGAF
10 7 (3.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 7 (3.74%) Migration
10 7 (3.74%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (15.51%) SQL
2 17 (9.09%) Java
3 14 (7.49%) Perl
4 10 (5.35%) PowerShell
5 9 (4.81%) Ruby
5 9 (4.81%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.28%) C
7 6 (3.21%) PHP
8 2 (1.07%) R
8 2 (1.07%) VBScript
8 2 (1.07%) Python
9 1 (0.53%) VB
Qualifications
1 85 (45.45%) Cisco Certification
2 63 (33.69%) CCNP
3 32 (17.11%) Security Cleared
4 28 (14.97%) CCIE
5 25 (13.37%) SC Cleared
6 21 (11.23%) CCNA
7 20 (10.70%) Degree
8 12 (6.42%) CCSP
9 11 (5.88%) CISSP
10 10 (5.35%) Check Point Certification
10 10 (5.35%) CCDP
11 8 (4.28%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.60%) JNCIA
13 2 (1.07%) CCDE
13 2 (1.07%) OSCP
13 2 (1.07%) CCIP
13 2 (1.07%) CCA
13 2 (1.07%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.07%) HND
13 2 (1.07%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.74%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.60%) SLA
4 2 (1.07%) QA
5 1 (0.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.53%) COBIT
5 1 (0.53%) JSP 440
System Software
1 38 (20.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (16.04%) Active Directory
3 16 (8.56%) Xen
3 16 (8.56%) Hyper-V
4 15 (8.02%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (5.88%) vSphere
6 9 (4.81%) XenServer
7 6 (3.21%) Samba
8 5 (2.67%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (2.14%) Postfix
9 4 (2.14%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.07%) Shibboleth
10 2 (1.07%) UAG
10 2 (1.07%) NFS
11 1 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.53%) Squid
11 1 (0.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.53%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 19 (10.16%) Puppet
2 9 (4.81%) SCOM
3 8 (4.28%) FortiGate
4 7 (3.74%) Backup Exec
4 7 (3.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 7 (3.74%) HP Quality Center
4 7 (3.74%) SCCM
5 6 (3.21%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.67%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (2.67%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (2.14%) ZABBIX
7 4 (2.14%) SCSM
8 3 (1.60%) MAILsweeper
9 2 (1.07%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.07%) Cacti
9 2 (1.07%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.07%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.07%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.07%) OpenView
9 2 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 135 (72.19%) Cisco
2 56 (29.95%) CheckPoint
3 54 (28.88%) VMware
4 45 (24.06%) Juniper
5 34 (18.18%) Microsoft
6 31 (16.58%) HP
7 30 (16.04%) F5
8 25 (13.37%) Oracle
9 20 (10.70%) Citrix
10 14 (7.49%) Red Hat
11 12 (6.42%) NetApp
12 10 (5.35%) SolarWinds
12 10 (5.35%) Ericsson
12 10 (5.35%) Avaya
12 10 (5.35%) Nokia
12 10 (5.35%) EMC
13 9 (4.81%) IBM
13 9 (4.81%) Huawei
14 7 (3.74%) BT
14 7 (3.74%) Nortel
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