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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 384 447 488
Rank change year-on-year
+63 +41
Contract jobs citing IPsec 259 162 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.16% 1.95% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 86 55
Average daily rate
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£435 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £254 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £320 £360
% change year-on-year
+40.62% -11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Average hourly rate £47.83 £25.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.74% +28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.83 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+83.96% -

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
8203 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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 +90 248 £435 +16.00% 43
London +33 102 £435 +6.35% 11
South East +10 73 £388 +19.23% 14
Hampshire +29 28 £325 +1.56% 2
South West +20 26 £475 +15.15% 5
City of London +17 22 £450 +5.88%
Berkshire -6 22 £450 +76.47% 6
Yorkshire -14 17 £450 - 3
North East - 16 £488 - 1
Wiltshire - 13 £475 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £488 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £488 -
Swindon - 11 £475 - 1
South Yorkshire - 11 £375 -
Surrey -4 9 £485 +34.72% 6
North West -22 9 £475 +69.64% 2
Sheffield - 9 £375 -
Gloucestershire - 8 £450 -
Reading -9 7 £425 +66.66% 5
West Sussex - 7 £344 -
Milton Keynes -5 6 - -
Buckinghamshire -8 6 - -
Scotland -24 6 £330 +24.52% 1
Manchester - 6 £475 - 2
Crawley - 6 £338 -
Cheltenham - 6 £450 -
Andover - 6 £388 -
Portsmouth - 6 £325 -
Bristol +3 5 £600 +50.00% 1
Leeds -25 5 £533 - 3

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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.

1 295 (66.44%) Cisco
2 253 (56.98%) Firewall
3 246 (55.41%) VPN
4 205 (46.17%) TCP/IP
5 199 (44.82%) WAN
6 197 (44.37%) BGP
7 186 (41.89%) LAN
8 183 (41.22%) DNS
9 176 (39.64%) OSPF
10 172 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
10 172 (38.74%) Juniper
11 170 (38.29%) SSL
12 164 (36.94%) MPLS
13 153 (34.46%) Linux
14 136 (30.63%) CheckPoint
15 135 (30.41%) DHCP
16 133 (29.95%) Cisco ASA
17 126 (28.38%) Network Security
18 125 (28.15%) Wireless
19 117 (26.35%) CCNP
20 112 (25.23%) EIGRP
21 111 (25.00%) Data Centre
22 108 (24.32%) VMware
23 97 (21.85%) F5
24 96 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
25 89 (20.05%) Configuration Management
25 89 (20.05%) FTP
26 88 (19.82%) HTTP
27 87 (19.59%) Security Cleared
28 84 (18.92%) Windows

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 65 (14.64%) nginx
2 64 (14.41%) Tomcat
3 61 (13.74%) Apache
4 59 (13.29%) Jetty
4 59 (13.29%) WebSphere
5 58 (13.06%) IIS
6 6 (1.35%) Confluence
7 5 (1.13%) SharePoint
7 5 (1.13%) MS Exchange
7 5 (1.13%) GlassFish
8 3 (0.68%) Lync
8 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.23%) MediaWiki
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.23%) CMS
10 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.23%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.23%) MQSeries
Applications
1 21 (4.73%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.25%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.25%) MS Office
3 9 (2.03%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 65 (14.64%) Amazon AWS
2 59 (13.29%) Amazon EC2
3 56 (12.61%) Google App Engine
3 56 (12.61%) Google Cloud Platform
4 54 (12.16%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (2.70%) SaaS
6 3 (0.68%) IaaS
6 3 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.45%) Office 365
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 253 (56.98%) Firewall
2 246 (55.41%) VPN
3 205 (46.17%) TCP/IP
4 199 (44.82%) WAN
5 197 (44.37%) BGP
6 186 (41.89%) LAN
7 183 (41.22%) DNS
8 176 (39.64%) OSPF
9 170 (38.29%) SSL
10 164 (36.94%) MPLS
11 135 (30.41%) DHCP
12 133 (29.95%) Cisco ASA
13 126 (28.38%) Network Security
14 125 (28.15%) Wireless
15 112 (25.23%) EIGRP
16 89 (20.05%) FTP
17 88 (19.82%) HTTP
18 83 (18.69%) Ethernet
19 81 (18.24%) VLAN
20 78 (17.57%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (4.28%) MongoDB
2 17 (3.83%) MySQL
3 9 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (1.13%) MariaDB
5 4 (0.90%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server
6 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.68%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.68%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.68%) Big Data
6 3 (0.68%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 64 (14.41%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 9 (2.03%) JIRA
4 8 (1.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (1.80%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (1.58%) Metasploit
6 5 (1.13%) RSpec
6 5 (1.13%) GitLab
7 4 (0.90%) Git (software)
7 4 (0.90%) Subversion
8 3 (0.68%) JMeter
8 3 (0.68%) Selenium
8 3 (0.68%) JProfiler
8 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.68%) JConsole
8 3 (0.68%) VisualVM
8 3 (0.68%) YourKit
8 3 (0.68%) Hudson
9 2 (0.45%) MSBuild
9 2 (0.45%) Artifactory
General
1 68 (15.32%) Finance
2 27 (6.08%) Telecoms
3 26 (5.86%) Banking
4 20 (4.50%) Multimedia
5 9 (2.03%) Electronics
6 8 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.13%) Billing
8 4 (0.90%) Retail
8 4 (0.90%) Military
8 4 (0.90%) Back Office
8 4 (0.90%) Advertising
9 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 3 (0.68%) Legal
9 3 (0.68%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.68%) Marketing
10 2 (0.45%) German Language
11 1 (0.23%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.23%) French Language
11 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 179 (40.32%) Network Engineer
2 44 (9.91%) Senior Network Engineer
3 38 (8.56%) Analyst
4 35 (7.88%) Consultant
5 30 (6.76%) Architect
6 25 (5.63%) Senior Analyst
7 23 (5.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 22 (4.95%) Network Architect
9 21 (4.73%) Network Support
10 20 (4.50%) Service Desk Analyst
10 20 (4.50%) Service Analyst
10 20 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
11 19 (4.28%) Security Engineer
12 16 (3.60%) Support Engineer
13 14 (3.15%) Integration Engineer
14 13 (2.93%) Cisco Engineer
14 13 (2.93%) Network Analyst
14 13 (2.93%) Network Consultant
14 13 (2.93%) DevOps Consultant
14 13 (2.93%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 72 (16.22%) 802.1X
2 65 (14.64%) .NET
3 57 (12.84%) J2EE
3 57 (12.84%) Servlets
4 11 (2.48%) Web Services
5 8 (1.80%) LAMP
5 8 (1.80%) CSS
6 6 (1.35%) SAML
7 5 (1.13%) XML
7 5 (1.13%) REST
7 5 (1.13%) MCollective
7 5 (1.13%) XMPP
8 4 (0.90%) JSF
8 4 (0.90%) JMS
9 3 (0.68%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (0.68%) Java EE
10 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.23%) EJB
11 1 (0.23%) JSP
11 1 (0.23%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 111 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 50 (11.26%) PKI
3 41 (9.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 27 (6.08%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 16 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
6 16 (3.60%) Clustering
7 13 (2.93%) e-Health
8 10 (2.25%) DataPower
9 9 (2.03%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.80%) SecurID
10 8 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (1.58%) Cryptography
12 3 (0.68%) Public Cloud
12 3 (0.68%) BBC
12 3 (0.68%) CESG
12 3 (0.68%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.45%) Life Science
13 2 (0.45%) Eurex
14 1 (0.23%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 153 (34.46%) Linux
2 84 (18.92%) Windows
3 47 (10.59%) UNIX
4 25 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.38%) Solaris
6 7 (1.58%) Ubuntu
6 7 (1.58%) CentOS
7 6 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (1.13%) SmartOS
8 5 (1.13%) CoreOS
9 4 (0.90%) Debian
10 2 (0.45%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.23%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.23%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (20.05%) Configuration Management
2 74 (16.67%) ITIL
3 67 (15.09%) Load Balancing
4 53 (11.94%) DevOps
5 50 (11.26%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (11.04%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (11.04%) Open Source
6 49 (11.04%) Network Management
7 43 (9.68%) Network Design
8 36 (8.11%) Automated Testing
9 32 (7.21%) Unit Testing
9 32 (7.21%) DDoS Mitigation
10 28 (6.31%) Time Management
11 27 (6.08%) Kalman Filter
12 24 (5.41%) Network Architecture
13 23 (5.18%) Capacity Planning
13 23 (5.18%) Change Control
14 21 (4.73%) Service Management
15 18 (4.05%) WAN Optimisation
16 16 (3.60%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 72 (16.22%) Java
2 19 (4.28%) Perl
3 16 (3.60%) SQL
3 16 (3.60%) C
4 15 (3.38%) VB
4 15 (3.38%) Python
5 12 (2.70%) C++
6 11 (2.48%) PHP
7 10 (2.25%) Ruby
8 9 (2.03%) C#
9 5 (1.13%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.13%) Tcl
9 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 4 (0.90%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.90%) VBScript
11 3 (0.68%) Lisp
12 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 172 (38.74%) Cisco Certification
2 117 (26.35%) CCNP
3 87 (19.59%) Security Cleared
4 72 (16.22%) SC Cleared
5 65 (14.64%) Degree
6 55 (12.39%) CCNA
7 52 (11.71%) CCIE
8 16 (3.60%) JNCIS
9 15 (3.38%) CCSA
10 14 (3.15%) CCSE
11 10 (2.25%) DV Cleared
12 6 (1.35%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.35%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.35%) CCENT
12 6 (1.35%) CCSP
12 6 (1.35%) CISSP
13 5 (1.13%) CCDP
13 5 (1.13%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.90%) CCDE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.28%) SLA
2 11 (2.48%) QA
3 7 (1.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) COBIT
System Software
1 96 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (10.14%) Active Directory
3 43 (9.68%) Xen
4 12 (2.70%) Hyper-V
4 12 (2.70%) Snort
5 10 (2.25%) Squid
5 10 (2.25%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.80%) Varnish
6 8 (1.80%) Docker
7 7 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (1.35%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.35%) iptables
8 6 (1.35%) XenServer
9 5 (1.13%) Btrfs
9 5 (1.13%) LXC
9 5 (1.13%) Shibboleth
9 5 (1.13%) vCloud
9 5 (1.13%) KVM
10 4 (0.90%) NFS
11 3 (0.68%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 52 (11.71%) Puppet
2 48 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (4.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 19 (4.28%) RANCID
5 18 (4.05%) CA Spectrum
6 14 (3.15%) Nagios
7 11 (2.48%) Tivoli
7 11 (2.48%) Netcool
7 11 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 11 (2.48%) Cacti
8 8 (1.80%) Cisco Prime
9 7 (1.58%) Nmap
10 6 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
10 6 (1.35%) NetCrunch
10 6 (1.35%) Cisco UCCX
10 6 (1.35%) CiscoWorks
10 6 (1.35%) Nessus
10 6 (1.35%) Ansible
11 5 (1.13%) systemd
11 5 (1.13%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 295 (66.44%) Cisco
2 172 (38.74%) Juniper
3 136 (30.63%) CheckPoint
4 108 (24.32%) VMware
5 97 (21.85%) F5
6 83 (18.69%) Microsoft
7 58 (13.06%) SolarWinds
8 57 (12.84%) Blue Coat
9 56 (12.61%) Google
10 47 (10.59%) Citrix
11 42 (9.46%) Infoblox
12 41 (9.23%) Aruba
13 26 (5.86%) Red Hat
14 22 (4.95%) IronPort
15 19 (4.28%) CA
16 18 (4.05%) Riverbed
17 17 (3.83%) HP
18 13 (2.93%) Nokia
19 12 (2.70%) Fortinet
20 10 (2.25%) Veritas
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