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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 430 394 494
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +100
Contract jobs citing IPsec 194 202 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.39% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.63% 2.66% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 104 48
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £225 £324
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £523 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £360 £363
% change year-on-year
+0.69% -0.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £36.50 £30.00 £103.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.66% -71.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £30.00 £42.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £30.00 £164.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £30.00 £180.00
% change year-on-year
+43.33% -83.33%

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
7370 7607 6728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.54% 14.87% 13.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4346 4206 3499
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £219 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 449 391
Average hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +1 166 £378 -2.26% 69
South East +14 63 £357 -3.44% 24
London -33 40 £469 +14.32% 21
South West -2 23 £363 -14.70% 2
North West +6 18 £450 +15.38% 4
Berkshire -8 18 £363 -9.37% 8
Swindon +15 17 £363 -
Wiltshire +11 17 £363 -
Surrey -1 17 £600 +62.16% 5
Hampshire +24 16 £352 -2.22% 4
Cheshire - 13 £600 -
Tyne and Wear - 13 £486 -
Warrington - 13 £600 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 13 £486 -
North East - 13 £486 -
Reading +1 9 £363 -30.95% 4
Scotland -20 9 £200 -33.33%
City of London +42 7 £400 -1.23% 3
Glasgow +11 7 £200 -11.11%
East of England +3 6 £400 +53.84% 10
M4 Corridor - 6 £288 -
Buckinghamshire +16 5 £530 +51.42% 5
Slough +10 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes +8 5 £530 +51.42% 1
Bristol -5 4 £500 +21.21% 1
Manchester -11 4 £363 - 4
Leatherhead - 4 £600 -
Wales - 4 £378 - 1
Newbury +8 3 £313 -
Ipswich +6 3 £363 +47.95%

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 234 (59.85%) Cisco
2 212 (54.22%) Firewall
3 206 (52.69%) DNS
4 201 (51.41%) VPN
5 192 (49.10%) SSL
6 180 (46.04%) TCP/IP
7 177 (45.27%) WAN
8 175 (44.76%) DHCP
9 161 (41.18%) LAN
10 155 (39.64%) Cisco Certification
10 155 (39.64%) MPLS
10 155 (39.64%) OSPF
11 145 (37.08%) Linux
12 143 (36.57%) BGP
13 133 (34.02%) VMware
14 129 (32.99%) Juniper
15 112 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 110 (28.13%) Microsoft
17 106 (27.11%) FTP
18 100 (25.58%) Data Centre
19 93 (23.79%) Configuration Management
20 90 (23.02%) HTTP
20 90 (23.02%) Cisco ASA
21 88 (22.51%) EIGRP
22 85 (21.74%) CCNP
22 85 (21.74%) Jenkins
23 83 (21.23%) Java
24 81 (20.72%) Security Cleared
24 81 (20.72%) nginx
25 80 (20.46%) F5

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 81 (20.72%) nginx
2 78 (19.95%) Tomcat
2 78 (19.95%) WebSphere
3 77 (19.69%) IIS
4 74 (18.93%) Jetty
5 70 (17.90%) Apache
6 12 (3.07%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (2.81%) Oracle 10gAS
7 11 (2.81%) Oracle Application Server
7 11 (2.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 10 (2.56%) PowerExchange
8 10 (2.56%) Skype for Business
9 9 (2.30%) MS Exchange
10 8 (2.05%) Confluence
11 6 (1.53%) Oracle Spatial
11 6 (1.53%) SharePoint
12 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.02%) JBoss
13 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
14 2 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 19 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 10 (2.56%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.51%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
2 65 (16.62%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (16.11%) Google Cloud Platform
4 62 (15.86%) Google App Engine
5 50 (12.79%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (2.30%) SaaS
7 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (0.77%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.51%) IaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.26%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 212 (54.22%) Firewall
2 206 (52.69%) DNS
3 201 (51.41%) VPN
4 192 (49.10%) SSL
5 180 (46.04%) TCP/IP
6 177 (45.27%) WAN
7 175 (44.76%) DHCP
8 161 (41.18%) LAN
9 155 (39.64%) MPLS
9 155 (39.64%) OSPF
10 143 (36.57%) BGP
11 106 (27.11%) FTP
12 90 (23.02%) Cisco ASA
12 90 (23.02%) HTTP
13 88 (22.51%) EIGRP
14 74 (18.93%) Cisco Nexus
15 72 (18.41%) Network Security
16 58 (14.83%) HSRP
16 58 (14.83%) Internet
17 57 (14.58%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (5.63%) MongoDB
2 14 (3.58%) MySQL
3 11 (2.81%) BusinessObjects
4 10 (2.56%) PowerCenter
5 9 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.30%) SQL Server
6 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database
6 8 (2.05%) Oracle Database 11g
7 7 (1.79%) Relational Database
8 6 (1.53%) Data Mining
9 5 (1.28%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.28%) RDBMS
10 4 (1.02%) Big Data
11 3 (0.77%) Couchbase
11 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 3 (0.77%) MariaDB
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
12 1 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (21.74%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.81%) JIRA
2 11 (2.81%) Log4j
3 6 (1.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 5 (1.28%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.28%) Subversion
5 4 (1.02%) Selenium
5 4 (1.02%) VisualVM
5 4 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 3 (0.77%) Cucumber
6 3 (0.77%) GitLab
6 3 (0.77%) JConsole
6 3 (0.77%) JMeter
6 3 (0.77%) JProfiler
6 3 (0.77%) RSpec
6 3 (0.77%) YourKit
7 2 (0.51%) Hudson
8 1 (0.26%) Maven
8 1 (0.26%) Oracle APEX
8 1 (0.26%) Rational DOORS
General
1 37 (9.46%) Finance
2 16 (4.09%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.30%) Banking
4 7 (1.79%) Law
5 6 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.53%) Military
6 5 (1.28%) Retail
7 4 (1.02%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.02%) Legal
7 4 (1.02%) Marketing
8 3 (0.77%) Advertising
9 2 (0.51%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Billing
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 151 (38.62%) Network Engineer
2 40 (10.23%) Senior Network Engineer
3 39 (9.97%) Cisco Engineer
3 39 (9.97%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 33 (8.44%) Architect
4 33 (8.44%) Security Engineer
5 31 (7.93%) Designer
5 31 (7.93%) Network Security Engineer
6 30 (7.67%) Support Engineer
7 29 (7.42%) Network Designer
8 27 (6.91%) Consultant
9 25 (6.39%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (6.14%) Network Architect
10 24 (6.14%) Network Support
11 23 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (4.86%) Analyst
12 19 (4.86%) Network Support Engineer
13 17 (4.35%) Network Analyst
14 16 (4.09%) Cisco Security Engineer
15 12 (3.07%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (19.18%) Servlets
2 72 (18.41%) .NET
3 69 (17.65%) J2EE
4 42 (10.74%) 802.1X
5 12 (3.07%) Web Services
6 9 (2.30%) LEMP Stack
7 7 (1.79%) XML
8 6 (1.53%) CSS
8 6 (1.53%) LAMP
8 6 (1.53%) LAPP Stack
9 5 (1.28%) RSS
10 4 (1.02%) JSF
11 3 (0.77%) ActiveMQ
11 3 (0.77%) Java EE
11 3 (0.77%) JMS
11 3 (0.77%) MCollective
11 3 (0.77%) REST
11 3 (0.77%) SOAP
12 2 (0.51%) Middleware
12 2 (0.51%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 100 (25.58%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.91%) Management Information System
3 24 (6.14%) Cryptography
4 19 (4.86%) Computer Science
5 13 (3.32%) PKI
6 12 (3.07%) Video Conferencing
7 11 (2.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 9 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 9 (2.30%) iSeries
9 8 (2.05%) CESG
9 8 (2.05%) Clustering
10 7 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.79%) SecurID
11 5 (1.28%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.02%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.02%) IVR
13 3 (0.77%) DataPower
13 3 (0.77%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.51%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 145 (37.08%) Linux
2 66 (16.88%) Windows
3 37 (9.46%) Unix
4 23 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (3.84%) Windows Server
6 13 (3.32%) AIX
7 12 (3.07%) Solaris
8 8 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (1.53%) CentOS
9 6 (1.53%) Ubuntu
9 6 (1.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (1.28%) Debian
10 5 (1.28%) Windows Vista
11 3 (0.77%) CoreOS
11 3 (0.77%) SmartOS
12 1 (0.26%) CatOS
12 1 (0.26%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.26%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (23.79%) Configuration Management
2 78 (19.95%) ITIL
3 72 (18.41%) Continuous Integration
3 72 (18.41%) DevOps
4 50 (12.79%) Load Balancing
5 44 (11.25%) Agile Software Development
6 43 (11.00%) Automated Testing
7 37 (9.46%) Unit Testing
8 34 (8.70%) Open Source
9 32 (8.18%) Network Design
10 30 (7.67%) Change Management
10 30 (7.67%) Network Monitoring
11 29 (7.42%) Network Management
12 28 (7.16%) Migration
13 27 (6.91%) Network Architecture
14 26 (6.65%) Information Security
15 25 (6.39%) Problem Management
15 25 (6.39%) Project Management
16 23 (5.88%) Change Control
16 23 (5.88%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 83 (21.23%) Java
2 16 (4.09%) Python
3 13 (3.32%) Perl
4 10 (2.56%) Ruby
5 9 (2.30%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.30%) Lisp
6 7 (1.79%) C++
7 6 (1.53%) SQL
8 4 (1.02%) C
9 3 (0.77%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.77%) PHP
9 3 (0.77%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.26%) AWK
10 1 (0.26%) C#
10 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.26%) sed
10 1 (0.26%) VB
10 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 155 (39.64%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (21.74%) CCNP
3 81 (20.72%) Security Cleared
4 76 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 56 (14.32%) CCNA
6 44 (11.25%) CCIE
7 29 (7.42%) Degree
8 24 (6.14%) DV Cleared
9 14 (3.58%) JNCIS
10 12 (3.07%) JNCIP
11 10 (2.56%) CISSP
12 6 (1.53%) CCNP Voice
12 6 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
12 6 (1.53%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.28%) CCENT
13 5 (1.28%) CCSE
14 4 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.02%) CCDE
14 4 (1.02%) CEH
14 4 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 14 (3.58%) QA
3 10 (2.56%) SLA
4 4 (1.02%) RMADS
5 2 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.26%) FIPS 140-2
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.26%) ISO22301
System Software
1 112 (28.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 65 (16.62%) Xen
3 32 (8.18%) Active Directory
4 10 (2.56%) Docker
5 6 (1.53%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (1.53%) Varnish
6 5 (1.28%) Firmware
6 5 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.28%) iptables
6 5 (1.28%) NFS
6 5 (1.28%) Sendmail
7 4 (1.02%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.77%) Btrfs
8 3 (0.77%) FreeRADIUS
8 3 (0.77%) KVM
8 3 (0.77%) LXC
8 3 (0.77%) Snort
8 3 (0.77%) Squid
8 3 (0.77%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 57 (14.58%) Puppet
2 37 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (2.81%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (1.53%) Ansible
4 6 (1.53%) Cacti
4 6 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
5 5 (1.28%) Cisco UCCX
5 5 (1.28%) CiscoWorks
5 5 (1.28%) vRealize
6 3 (0.77%) CFEngine
6 3 (0.77%) HAProxy
6 3 (0.77%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.77%) logstash
6 3 (0.77%) Nagios
6 3 (0.77%) Nessus
6 3 (0.77%) systemd
7 2 (0.51%) NSN NetAct
7 2 (0.51%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 234 (59.85%) Cisco
2 133 (34.02%) VMware
3 129 (32.99%) Juniper
4 110 (28.13%) Microsoft
5 80 (20.46%) F5
6 76 (19.44%) CheckPoint
7 69 (17.65%) Google
8 56 (14.32%) Palo Alto
9 24 (6.14%) Red Hat
10 23 (5.88%) Blue Coat
11 21 (5.37%) IronPort
11 21 (5.37%) SolarWinds
12 19 (4.86%) Oracle
13 17 (4.35%) Aruba
13 17 (4.35%) HP
14 16 (4.09%) Cyberoam
14 16 (4.09%) IBM
15 13 (3.32%) Fortinet
16 12 (3.07%) BT
17 11 (2.81%) Citrix
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Rate: £350.00 - £450 per day
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Hampshire
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