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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 398 500 476
Rank change year-on-year
+102 -24
Contract jobs citing IPsec 202 99 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 1.36% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 48 51
Average daily rate
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£347 £355 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +23.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £200 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £341 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
-2.64% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Average hourly rate £31.25 £45.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.55% +130.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £32.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £139.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.25 £112.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-72.22% +221.42%

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
8225 7283 7453
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.72% 12.92% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4508 3818 3701
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 416 589
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.24% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 17 April 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
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 17 April 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 +79 180 £350 - 53
London +61 81 £350 -2.77% 14
South East -8 49 £415 +18.57% 15
Berkshire +7 20 £405 +45.94%
Surrey +17 17 £413 - 6
South West +13 14 £413 -2.94% 5
Scotland +10 14 £344 -25.51% 1
North West -9 14 £300 -14.28% 3
Yorkshire -11 14 £288 -20.68% 2
West Yorkshire -5 13 £281 -22.41% 2
Leeds -11 12 £281 -22.41% 2
Reading +8 10 - -
Hampshire -3 9 £475 +31.03% 5
City of London +24 8 £600 +118.18% 3
Bristol +2 7 £393 -7.64% 2
North East +7 6 £288 -0.86% 1
Tyne and Wear +6 5 £275 -5.17% 1
Wiltshire +12 4 - - 1
West Midlands -12 4 £293 - 10
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
Gloucestershire - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - - 3
Birmingham - 3 £293 - 9
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Southampton - 3 £525 -
East of England +19 2 £365 +62.22% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 £365 - 1
Glasgow -5 1 - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Halifax - - - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 217 (59.78%) Cisco
2 192 (52.89%) VPN
3 185 (50.96%) Firewall
4 151 (41.60%) BGP
5 139 (38.29%) OSPF
5 139 (38.29%) Linux
6 137 (37.74%) WAN
7 132 (36.36%) LAN
8 129 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
9 124 (34.16%) SSL
10 121 (33.33%) Network Security
11 119 (32.78%) Cisco ASA
12 115 (31.68%) Citrix
13 109 (30.03%) Juniper
14 107 (29.48%) DNS
15 105 (28.93%) VMware
16 103 (28.37%) MPLS
17 100 (27.55%) TCP/IP
18 94 (25.90%) CheckPoint
19 87 (23.97%) Configuration Management
20 85 (23.42%) CCNP
21 81 (22.31%) Active Directory
21 81 (22.31%) Security Cleared
22 80 (22.04%) VMware Infrastructure
23 75 (20.66%) Wireless
24 74 (20.39%) Windows
25 73 (20.11%) DHCP
26 69 (19.01%) SQL
27 68 (18.73%) Load Balancing
27 68 (18.73%) F5

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 53 (14.60%) Apache
2 40 (11.02%) IIS
3 36 (9.92%) nginx
4 25 (6.89%) Tomcat
5 23 (6.34%) Jetty
6 22 (6.06%) WebSphere
7 16 (4.41%) Confluence
7 16 (4.41%) MediaWiki
8 11 (3.03%) MS Exchange
9 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.38%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.83%) GlassFish
11 2 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.28%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (6.89%) Cloud Computing
2 23 (6.34%) Amazon AWS
3 21 (5.79%) Amazon EC2
3 21 (5.79%) Google App Engine
3 21 (5.79%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (0.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 192 (52.89%) VPN
2 185 (50.96%) Firewall
3 151 (41.60%) BGP
4 139 (38.29%) OSPF
5 137 (37.74%) WAN
6 132 (36.36%) LAN
7 124 (34.16%) SSL
8 121 (33.33%) Network Security
9 119 (32.78%) Cisco ASA
10 107 (29.48%) DNS
11 103 (28.37%) MPLS
12 100 (27.55%) TCP/IP
13 75 (20.66%) Wireless
14 73 (20.11%) DHCP
15 59 (16.25%) Internet
16 55 (15.15%) SAN
17 54 (14.88%) EIGRP
18 51 (14.05%) HTTP
19 50 (13.77%) VoIP
19 50 (13.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (11.57%) MySQL
2 32 (8.82%) Relational Database
3 26 (7.16%) MongoDB
4 22 (6.06%) NoSQL
4 22 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 20 (5.51%) SQL Server
6 17 (4.68%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (2.20%) DB2
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle9i Database
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (14.60%) Jenkins
2 17 (4.68%) Subversion
2 17 (4.68%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.41%) JIRA
3 16 (4.41%) Hudson
4 2 (0.55%) Ant
4 2 (0.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.28%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
General
1 50 (13.77%) Telecoms
2 31 (8.54%) Finance
3 12 (3.31%) Games
4 11 (3.03%) Multimedia
5 7 (1.93%) Electronics
6 5 (1.38%) Retail
7 4 (1.10%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.83%) Banking
9 2 (0.55%) Marketing
9 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 1 (0.28%) German Language
10 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.28%) Billing
10 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.28%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 113 (31.13%) Network Engineer
2 43 (11.85%) Analyst
3 31 (8.54%) Architect
4 28 (7.71%) Security Engineer
4 28 (7.71%) Integration Engineer
4 28 (7.71%) DevOps Engineer
5 22 (6.06%) Network Architect
5 22 (6.06%) Network Analyst
5 22 (6.06%) Design Engineer
6 19 (5.23%) Security Analyst
7 16 (4.41%) Network Security Engineer
8 15 (4.13%) Network Security Analyst
9 13 (3.58%) IP Engineer
10 12 (3.31%) Consultant
11 10 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (2.48%) Network Design Engineer
12 9 (2.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 8 (2.20%) Software Engineer
14 7 (1.93%) Support Engineer
15 6 (1.65%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (7.71%) .NET
2 23 (6.34%) J2EE
3 22 (6.06%) Servlets
4 8 (2.20%) LAMP
4 8 (2.20%) Regular Expression
5 3 (0.83%) SAML
5 3 (0.83%) Web Services
6 2 (0.55%) CSS
7 1 (0.28%) JSP
7 1 (0.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.28%) EJB
7 1 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) JMS
7 1 (0.28%) Java RMI
7 1 (0.28%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.28%) Spring
7 1 (0.28%) Ajax
7 1 (0.28%) Java EE
7 1 (0.28%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 38 (10.47%) Open Source
2 30 (8.26%) Clustering
3 25 (6.89%) PKI
4 21 (5.79%) Computer Science
5 18 (4.96%) SecurID
6 16 (4.41%) Wiki
7 13 (3.58%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (3.31%) Online Games
9 7 (1.93%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.10%) DataPower
10 4 (1.10%) e-Health
11 3 (0.83%) Interactive TV
11 3 (0.83%) CESG
11 3 (0.83%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.83%) NHS
11 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
12 2 (0.55%) DTV
12 2 (0.55%) Replication
12 2 (0.55%) Streaming Media
12 2 (0.55%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 139 (38.29%) Linux
2 74 (20.39%) Windows
3 32 (8.82%) Solaris
4 22 (6.06%) UNIX
5 20 (5.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (4.68%) CentOS
7 14 (3.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 14 (3.86%) Debian
7 14 (3.86%) Ubuntu
8 8 (2.20%) Oracle Linux
8 8 (2.20%) SUSE
8 8 (2.20%) AIX
9 5 (1.38%) Windows 7
9 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
11 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (23.97%) Configuration Management
2 68 (18.73%) Load Balancing
3 53 (14.60%) Continuous Integration
4 51 (14.05%) DevOps
5 50 (13.77%) ITIL
6 40 (11.02%) Network Design
7 32 (8.82%) Network Management
8 29 (7.99%) Service Management
9 26 (7.16%) Automated Testing
10 24 (6.61%) Software Distribution
11 23 (6.34%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (6.34%) E-Commerce
12 22 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
13 19 (5.23%) Capacity Planning
13 19 (5.23%) Time Management
14 18 (4.96%) Microservices
15 16 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (4.13%) eTOM
16 15 (4.13%) Build Automation
17 14 (3.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 69 (19.01%) SQL
2 63 (17.36%) Java
3 17 (4.68%) Perl
4 14 (3.86%) Ruby
4 14 (3.86%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.58%) PHP
6 12 (3.31%) C
6 12 (3.31%) Python
7 6 (1.65%) C++
8 2 (0.55%) VBScript
8 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.55%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.55%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.28%) R
9 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 129 (35.54%) Cisco Certification
2 85 (23.42%) CCNP
3 81 (22.31%) Security Cleared
4 63 (17.36%) SC Cleared
5 58 (15.98%) Degree
6 49 (13.50%) CCNA
7 36 (9.92%) CCIE
8 24 (6.61%) CISSP
9 16 (4.41%) DV Cleared
10 15 (4.13%) CCDP
11 8 (2.20%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.65%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.65%) CCIP
13 5 (1.38%) CCDA
13 5 (1.38%) CCSP
13 5 (1.38%) CCSA
13 5 (1.38%) CCSE
13 5 (1.38%) Check Point Certification
14 3 (0.83%) MCP
15 2 (0.55%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.16%) SLA
2 24 (6.61%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.28%) QA
System Software
1 81 (22.31%) Active Directory
2 80 (22.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.51%) Xen
4 18 (4.96%) XenServer
4 18 (4.96%) VMware ESX
5 16 (4.41%) Samba
5 16 (4.41%) Postfix
5 16 (4.41%) iptables
6 14 (3.86%) vSphere
7 9 (2.48%) FreeRADIUS
7 9 (2.48%) ProxySG
8 6 (1.65%) Firmware
8 6 (1.65%) XenApp
9 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.83%) Snort
11 2 (0.55%) Hyper-V
11 2 (0.55%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.28%) KVM
12 1 (0.28%) NFS
12 1 (0.28%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (15.43%) Puppet
2 47 (12.95%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (6.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 23 (6.34%) Tivoli
4 23 (6.34%) Netcool
5 17 (4.68%) ZABBIX
5 17 (4.68%) RANCID
6 13 (3.58%) CA Spectrum
7 10 (2.75%) Salt
8 6 (1.65%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.10%) Cacti
10 3 (0.83%) Nagios
10 3 (0.83%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.55%) Iperf
11 2 (0.55%) SCCM
11 2 (0.55%) SCOM
11 2 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
12 1 (0.28%) NetCrunch
12 1 (0.28%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 217 (59.78%) Cisco
2 115 (31.68%) Citrix
3 109 (30.03%) Juniper
4 105 (28.93%) VMware
5 94 (25.90%) CheckPoint
6 68 (18.73%) F5
7 57 (15.70%) Microsoft
8 33 (9.09%) Blue Coat
8 33 (9.09%) SolarWinds
9 30 (8.26%) Infoblox
10 29 (7.99%) Red Hat
11 25 (6.89%) Veritas
12 24 (6.61%) CA
13 21 (5.79%) Google
14 20 (5.51%) Fortinet
14 20 (5.51%) Oracle
15 17 (4.68%) HP
16 15 (4.13%) Tufin
16 15 (4.13%) Aruba
16 15 (4.13%) AlgoSec
Inverness, Inverness-Shire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 17 days ago