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 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 434 475 447
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -28
Contract jobs citing IPsec 183 110 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.21% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.18% 1.56% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 58 79
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£350 £373 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.04% -6.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £246 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 3
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 September 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 September 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 September 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 +17 155 £375 - 46
London +20 72 £407 +9.86% 14
South East +8 47 £330 -17.50% 22
Berkshire +21 27 £255 -28.67% 9
Scotland +1 22 £265 -3.63%
City of London +30 16 £425 +25.92% 2
North West +2 9 £400 -13.51% 1
East of England -25 9 £375 +25.00%
Reading +16 8 £255 -19.04% 1
Surrey +8 8 £368 -8.12% 5
Guildford - 8 £368 - 1
East Midlands +8 7 - -
Hampshire -17 6 £325 -29.72% 7
Suffolk - 6 £375 -
Ipswich - 6 £375 -
Glasgow -10 5 £260 -5.45%
Buckinghamshire -7 4 £325 -21.21%
South West -34 4 £388 +33.62% 5
Yorkshire +5 3 - - 3
West Yorkshire -1 3 - - 1
Bracknell -2 3 - -
Milton Keynes -2 3 £328 -20.60%
Bristol -17 3 £388 - 3
Hertfordshire -23 3 - -
Leeds - 3 - - 1
Slough - 3 £375 - 3
Southampton -10 2 £383 +9.28% 1
West Midlands -14 2 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 197 (62.54%) VPN
2 188 (59.68%) Firewall
3 174 (55.24%) Cisco
4 132 (41.90%) BGP
5 128 (40.63%) WAN
6 127 (40.32%) DNS
7 109 (34.60%) LAN
7 109 (34.60%) OSPF
8 107 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
9 106 (33.65%) MPLS
10 90 (28.57%) CheckPoint
10 90 (28.57%) Windows
11 89 (28.25%) TCP/IP
12 83 (26.35%) VMware
12 83 (26.35%) Juniper
13 81 (25.71%) Network Security
14 78 (24.76%) Active Directory
15 77 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
16 75 (23.81%) DHCP
16 75 (23.81%) Linux
17 69 (21.90%) CCNP
18 66 (20.95%) Microsoft
19 64 (20.32%) SSL
19 64 (20.32%) Load Balancing
20 62 (19.68%) Citrix
21 60 (19.05%) Security Cleared
21 60 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
22 58 (18.41%) SQL
22 58 (18.41%) VoIP
23 57 (18.10%) SNMP

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 54 (17.14%) Apache
2 35 (11.11%) IIS
3 28 (8.89%) nginx
4 26 (8.25%) WebSphere
5 21 (6.67%) MS Exchange
6 19 (6.03%) Tomcat
7 17 (5.40%) SharePoint
8 15 (4.76%) Jetty
9 13 (4.13%) Confluence
9 13 (4.13%) MediaWiki
10 12 (3.81%) Lync
11 11 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (2.86%) WebLogic
13 4 (1.27%) GlassFish
13 4 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (9.21%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.22%) MS Office
3 4 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 19 (6.03%) Google App Engine
2 19 (6.03%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.63%) SaaS
3 2 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.63%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 197 (62.54%) VPN
2 188 (59.68%) Firewall
3 132 (41.90%) BGP
4 128 (40.63%) WAN
5 127 (40.32%) DNS
6 109 (34.60%) LAN
6 109 (34.60%) OSPF
7 106 (33.65%) MPLS
8 89 (28.25%) TCP/IP
9 81 (25.71%) Network Security
10 77 (24.44%) Cisco ASA
11 75 (23.81%) DHCP
12 64 (20.32%) SSL
13 58 (18.41%) VoIP
14 57 (18.10%) SNMP
14 57 (18.10%) Wireless
15 49 (15.56%) Cisco PIX
16 47 (14.92%) SAN
17 45 (14.29%) EIGRP
18 43 (13.65%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.62%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.35%) MySQL
3 13 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 10 (3.17%) DB2
5 2 (0.63%) MarkLogic
5 2 (0.63%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.63%) Big Data
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 27 (8.57%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.44%) Subversion
3 13 (4.13%) JIRA
3 13 (4.13%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.13%) Hudson
4 2 (0.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.32%) Ant
General
1 46 (14.60%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.67%) Finance
3 8 (2.54%) Banking
4 7 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 7 (2.22%) Local Government
5 5 (1.59%) Retail
6 3 (0.95%) Marketing
6 3 (0.95%) Electronics
7 2 (0.63%) Publishing
7 2 (0.63%) Law
7 2 (0.63%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.32%) French Language
8 1 (0.32%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 88 (27.94%) Network Engineer
2 33 (10.48%) Architect
3 29 (9.21%) Design Engineer
3 29 (9.21%) IP Engineer
4 24 (7.62%) Consultant
4 24 (7.62%) Security Engineer
5 19 (6.03%) Analyst
6 17 (5.40%) Infrastructure Architect
7 14 (4.44%) Cisco Engineer
8 12 (3.81%) Network Specialist
8 12 (3.81%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (3.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 10 (3.17%) Integration Engineer
10 10 (3.17%) Network Analyst
10 10 (3.17%) Network Consultant
11 9 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.86%) Administrator
11 9 (2.86%) Network Support
11 9 (2.86%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (2.86%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.62%) .NET
2 15 (4.76%) Servlets
3 14 (4.44%) J2EE
4 13 (4.13%) LAMP
5 10 (3.17%) Regular Expression
6 7 (2.22%) XMPP
7 4 (1.27%) SAML
7 4 (1.27%) Web Services
8 2 (0.63%) WAP
9 1 (0.32%) Middleware
9 1 (0.32%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 33 (10.48%) Clustering
2 22 (6.98%) PKI
3 18 (5.71%) Open Source
4 16 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.13%) Wiki
6 7 (2.22%) Firmware
7 6 (1.90%) SecurID
8 5 (1.59%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.95%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.95%) CESG
10 3 (0.95%) e-Health
10 3 (0.95%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.95%) NHS
10 3 (0.95%) Replication
11 2 (0.63%) DTV
11 2 (0.63%) Handset
11 2 (0.63%) User Experience
12 1 (0.32%) FMCG
12 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 90 (28.57%) Windows
2 75 (23.81%) Linux
3 33 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
4 23 (7.30%) UNIX
5 21 (6.67%) Solaris
6 20 (6.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.13%) Debian
9 12 (3.81%) Ubuntu
10 10 (3.17%) Oracle Linux
10 10 (3.17%) AIX
10 10 (3.17%) SUSE
11 8 (2.54%) CentOS
12 4 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.32%) Load Balancing
2 55 (17.46%) Network Management
3 37 (11.75%) Configuration Management
4 36 (11.43%) Network Design
4 36 (11.43%) Network Architecture
5 35 (11.11%) ITIL
6 29 (9.21%) Migration
6 29 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (8.57%) Capacity Planning
8 26 (8.25%) Validation
9 25 (7.94%) Change Management
10 21 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
10 21 (6.67%) DevOps
11 20 (6.35%) Network Monitoring
12 17 (5.40%) Software Distribution
12 17 (5.40%) Risk Assessment
13 16 (5.08%) Unit Testing
14 15 (4.76%) Data Modelling
15 13 (4.13%) Service Management
16 12 (3.81%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 58 (18.41%) SQL
2 38 (12.06%) Java
3 28 (8.89%) Perl
4 17 (5.40%) PHP
5 14 (4.44%) PowerShell
5 14 (4.44%) Bash Shell
6 13 (4.13%) Ruby
7 10 (3.17%) C
8 7 (2.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.32%) Python
9 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 107 (33.97%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (21.90%) CCNP
3 60 (19.05%) Security Cleared
4 51 (16.19%) SC Cleared
5 48 (15.24%) CCIE
6 37 (11.75%) CCNA
7 26 (8.25%) CISSP
8 23 (7.30%) CCSP
9 21 (6.67%) Check Point Certification
10 19 (6.03%) CCDP
11 11 (3.49%) Degree
12 6 (1.90%) CCSE
13 4 (1.27%) CCSA
13 4 (1.27%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.27%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.27%) JNCIE
13 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 4 (1.27%) ISEB
13 4 (1.27%) MCSE
13 4 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (7.30%) PCI DSS
2 8 (2.54%) SLA
3 4 (1.27%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.32%) COBIT
System Software
1 78 (24.76%) Active Directory
2 60 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.67%) Xen
4 17 (5.40%) Hyper-V
4 17 (5.40%) vSphere
5 14 (4.44%) XenServer
6 13 (4.13%) Postfix
6 13 (4.13%) Samba
7 10 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.17%) FreeRADIUS
8 5 (1.59%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.27%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (0.95%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.95%) OpenSSH
10 3 (0.95%) NFS
11 2 (0.63%) RACF
12 1 (0.32%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.32%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 28 (8.89%) Puppet
2 18 (5.71%) Netcool
3 17 (5.40%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (5.40%) Tivoli
3 17 (5.40%) FortiGate
4 13 (4.13%) ZABBIX
5 12 (3.81%) SCOM
5 12 (3.81%) CA Spectrum
6 10 (3.17%) SCOrch
6 10 (3.17%) SCCM
7 9 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
8 8 (2.54%) Backup Exec
9 6 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (1.59%) SolarWinds Orion
10 5 (1.59%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (1.27%) SCSM
11 4 (1.27%) OpenView
12 3 (0.95%) MAILsweeper
12 3 (0.95%) Nessus
12 3 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 174 (55.24%) Cisco
2 90 (28.57%) CheckPoint
3 83 (26.35%) Juniper
3 83 (26.35%) VMware
4 66 (20.95%) Microsoft
5 62 (19.68%) Citrix
6 49 (15.56%) F5
7 41 (13.02%) HP
8 35 (11.11%) Oracle
9 30 (9.52%) Nokia
10 23 (7.30%) Radware
10 23 (7.30%) Redback
11 21 (6.67%) Huawei
12 20 (6.35%) Fortinet
13 19 (6.03%) Google
13 19 (6.03%) IBM
14 17 (5.40%) Red Hat
14 17 (5.40%) Blue Coat
15 16 (5.08%) Veritas
15 16 (5.08%) Ericsson
West London
Ashdown IT
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Coal IT Services
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Comvergent Limited
Rate: Excellent Contract Rate
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
CACI Network Services
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough
Orgtel
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Ealing
Streamline Connections
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £150 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £40000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per day direct - no agency margin.
Posted: 23 days ago