The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 30 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 455 464 485
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +21
Contract jobs citing IPsec 212 200 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.35% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.43% 2.52% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 117 79
Median daily rate £435 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £317 £323 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £430 £370
% change year-on-year
-5.69% +16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.82% +87.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.20 £47.83 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £29.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £25.50
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +87.56%

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +24 205 £435 - 30
London -23 77 £495 +13.79% 15
South East +33 76 £410 +10.81% 11
Berkshire +10 29 £331 -30.98% 1
South West +9 23 £363 -19.44% 1
Surrey +8 23 £413 -14.94% 4
Reading +20 19 £273 -44.94% 1
Hampshire -10 12 £337 -0.07% 4
City of London +39 11 £475 +5.55% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 10 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes +17 9 £525 - 1
Yorkshire +7 9 £500 +11.11% 1
Bristol +6 9 £388 -35.37% 1
Sheffield - 9 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 9 £500 -
Croydon - 8 £431 - 1
Swindon +3 7 £363 -23.68%
Wiltshire -7 7 £363 -23.68%
East of England - 6 £375 - 1
Woking - 6 £445 - 1
North West -5 5 £375 -16.66% 1
West Midlands - 5 - -
Redhill - 5 £380 -
Cheltenham +2 4 £313 -30.55%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £313 -30.55%
Hertfordshire - 4 £350 - 1
Wales +18 3 £475 +43.93%
South Wales +12 3 £475 +33.80%
Merseyside +2 3 £438 -
Hook +2 3 £310 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IPsec.

1 222 (55.50%) VPN
2 193 (48.25%) Firewall
3 187 (46.75%) Cisco
4 162 (40.50%) DNS
5 159 (39.75%) Linux
6 155 (38.75%) TCP/IP
7 152 (38.00%) BGP
8 145 (36.25%) Cisco Certification
9 141 (35.25%) OSPF
10 138 (34.50%) DHCP
10 138 (34.50%) Windows
11 137 (34.25%) WAN
12 136 (34.00%) MPLS
13 129 (32.25%) Juniper
14 118 (29.50%) Security Cleared
15 113 (28.25%) SSL
16 106 (26.50%) SC Cleared
17 97 (24.25%) LAN
18 96 (24.00%) Microsoft
19 94 (23.50%) Load Balancing
20 92 (23.00%) Network Security
21 90 (22.50%) CCNP
22 83 (20.75%) FTP
23 82 (20.50%) HTTP
24 78 (19.50%) F5
25 77 (19.25%) Data Centre
26 76 (19.00%) ITIL
26 76 (19.00%) VMware
27 70 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
28 69 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 39 (9.75%) nginx
2 37 (9.25%) IIS
3 36 (9.00%) Tomcat
4 34 (8.50%) Jetty
4 34 (8.50%) WebSphere
5 21 (5.25%) MS Exchange
6 19 (4.75%) Apache
7 12 (3.00%) MQSeries
8 5 (1.25%) Confluence
8 5 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 4 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.00%) JBoss
9 4 (1.00%) MediaWiki
10 3 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.25%) WildFly
Applications
1 45 (11.25%) MS Excel
2 11 (2.75%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 24 (6.00%) Cloud Computing
2 21 (5.25%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (4.00%) Google App Engine
4 16 (4.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (1.75%) IaaS
5 7 (1.75%) PaaS
5 7 (1.75%) SaaS
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (0.75%) Amazon S3
6 3 (0.75%) Route 53
6 3 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.50%) Office 365
8 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 222 (55.50%) VPN
2 193 (48.25%) Firewall
3 162 (40.50%) DNS
4 155 (38.75%) TCP/IP
5 152 (38.00%) BGP
6 141 (35.25%) OSPF
7 138 (34.50%) DHCP
8 137 (34.25%) WAN
9 136 (34.00%) MPLS
10 113 (28.25%) SSL
11 97 (24.25%) LAN
12 92 (23.00%) Network Security
13 83 (20.75%) FTP
14 82 (20.50%) HTTP
15 70 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
16 63 (15.75%) Wireless
17 61 (15.25%) EIGRP
18 57 (14.25%) Internet
19 51 (12.75%) Cisco Nexus
19 51 (12.75%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (10.50%) MySQL
2 32 (8.00%) SQL Server
3 30 (7.50%) MongoDB
4 25 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 12 (3.00%) NoSQL
7 11 (2.75%) RDBMS
8 6 (1.50%) MariaDB
9 4 (1.00%) DB2
9 4 (1.00%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 48 (12.00%) Jenkins
2 40 (10.00%) Travis CI
3 5 (1.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.25%) JIRA
4 4 (1.00%) Hudson
4 4 (1.00%) Subversion
4 4 (1.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 3 (0.75%) Ant
5 3 (0.75%) Gradle
5 3 (0.75%) JUnit
5 3 (0.75%) Maven
5 3 (0.75%) Selenium
6 2 (0.50%) GitLab
7 1 (0.25%) AppScan
7 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.25%) Burp Suite
7 1 (0.25%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.25%) RSpec
General
1 43 (10.75%) Finance
2 29 (7.25%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.00%) Marketing
4 6 (1.50%) Military
5 4 (1.00%) Billing
5 4 (1.00%) Retail
6 3 (0.75%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.50%) German Language
7 2 (0.50%) Law
7 2 (0.50%) Legal
7 2 (0.50%) Publishing
8 1 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 115 (28.75%) Network Engineer
2 45 (11.25%) Architect
3 39 (9.75%) Network Architect
4 37 (9.25%) Designer
5 34 (8.50%) Security Engineer
6 33 (8.25%) Cisco Engineer
7 32 (8.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 32 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (7.75%) Network Designer
9 25 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
9 25 (6.25%) Security Architect
9 25 (6.25%) Support Engineer
10 23 (5.75%) Linux Engineer
11 20 (5.00%) Consultant
12 19 (4.75%) Network Security Engineer
13 18 (4.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 18 (4.50%) IP Designer
13 18 (4.50%) Senior Network Engineer
14 16 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 15 (3.75%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (8.50%) Servlets
2 31 (7.75%) .NET
2 31 (7.75%) 802.1X
2 31 (7.75%) J2EE
3 24 (6.00%) CSS
4 21 (5.25%) LEMP Stack
5 20 (5.00%) LAMP
6 17 (4.25%) LAPP Stack
7 13 (3.25%) XML
8 4 (1.00%) Web Services
9 3 (0.75%) Kafka
9 3 (0.75%) RSS
9 3 (0.75%) WireMock
10 1 (0.25%) ELK Stack
10 1 (0.25%) HTML
10 1 (0.25%) MCollective
10 1 (0.25%) Regular Expression
10 1 (0.25%) REST
10 1 (0.25%) Sensu
10 1 (0.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (19.25%) Data Centre
2 64 (16.00%) PKI
3 30 (7.50%) Management Information System
4 26 (6.50%) CESG
4 26 (6.50%) Computer Science
5 23 (5.75%) Cryptography
5 23 (5.75%) YubiKey
6 22 (5.50%) Public Cloud
7 17 (4.25%) Client/Server
8 14 (3.50%) RSA SecurID
9 13 (3.25%) Clustering
10 11 (2.75%) iPad
11 9 (2.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 7 (1.75%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.75%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.25%) N-Tier
15 4 (1.00%) Algorithms
15 4 (1.00%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 159 (39.75%) Linux
2 138 (34.50%) Windows
3 52 (13.00%) Windows Server
4 30 (7.50%) Unix
5 29 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 24 (6.00%) Ubuntu
7 19 (4.75%) CentOS
8 15 (3.75%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (3.75%) Windows Vista
9 14 (3.50%) Solaris
10 10 (2.50%) Windows 10
10 10 (2.50%) Windows 8
11 6 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (1.00%) Debian
14 2 (0.50%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.50%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.25%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.25%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.25%) SmartOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (23.50%) Load Balancing
2 76 (19.00%) ITIL
3 57 (14.25%) Change Management
4 56 (14.00%) Configuration Management
5 55 (13.75%) DevOps
6 49 (12.25%) Network Design
7 39 (9.75%) Continuous Integration
8 35 (8.75%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 27 (6.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 27 (6.75%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 26 (6.50%) Change Control
10 26 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 24 (6.00%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
12 23 (5.75%) Agile Software Development
12 23 (5.75%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (5.50%) Open Source
14 21 (5.25%) Service Management
15 20 (5.00%) Capacity Management
15 20 (5.00%) Network Management
15 20 (5.00%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 51 (12.75%) Java
2 44 (11.00%) Python
3 29 (7.25%) Perl
3 29 (7.25%) Ruby
4 23 (5.75%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.25%) PowerShell
6 19 (4.75%) C
7 17 (4.25%) C++
8 16 (4.00%) C#
9 15 (3.75%) SQL
10 13 (3.25%) VBScript
11 12 (3.00%) VB
12 11 (2.75%) Shell Script
13 4 (1.00%) PHP
14 3 (0.75%) Tcl
15 2 (0.50%) Korn
15 2 (0.50%) Lisp
16 1 (0.25%) Go
16 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 145 (36.25%) Cisco Certification
2 118 (29.50%) Security Cleared
3 106 (26.50%) SC Cleared
4 90 (22.50%) CCNP
5 59 (14.75%) CCNA
6 43 (10.75%) Degree
7 40 (10.00%) JNCIS
8 36 (9.00%) DV Cleared
9 35 (8.75%) JNCIA
10 31 (7.75%) JNCIP
11 25 (6.25%) CCIE
12 22 (5.50%) CISSP
13 17 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
14 16 (4.00%) CESG Certified Professional
15 14 (3.50%) MCSE
16 13 (3.25%) MCSA
16 13 (3.25%) MCSD
17 11 (2.75%) CCDP
18 10 (2.50%) CEH
19 8 (2.00%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.25%) RMADS
2 11 (2.75%) SLA
3 7 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.50%) QA
7 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (17.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (12.75%) Active Directory
3 27 (6.75%) Hyper-V
4 23 (5.75%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.00%) Samba
6 15 (3.75%) vSphere
7 14 (3.50%) vCloud
8 13 (3.25%) Sendmail
9 12 (3.00%) Xen
10 7 (1.75%) iptables
10 7 (1.75%) ProxySG
10 7 (1.75%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.25%) Docker
11 5 (1.25%) Firmware
12 4 (1.00%) Postfix
12 4 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.00%) XenServer
13 3 (0.75%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 58 (14.50%) Puppet
2 32 (8.00%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.25%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (4.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (3.75%) Nagios
5 12 (3.00%) Ansible
5 12 (3.00%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.00%) FortiGate
7 7 (1.75%) OpenView
7 7 (1.75%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.25%) Netcool
8 5 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.25%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.00%) Nessus
9 4 (1.00%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.75%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.75%) Cacti
10 3 (0.75%) Kubernetes
10 3 (0.75%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 187 (46.75%) Cisco
2 129 (32.25%) Juniper
3 96 (24.00%) Microsoft
4 78 (19.50%) F5
5 76 (19.00%) VMware
6 66 (16.50%) CheckPoint
7 62 (15.50%) Palo Alto
8 41 (10.25%) Citrix
9 33 (8.25%) Red Hat
10 27 (6.75%) Oracle
11 26 (6.50%) Aerohive Networks
12 22 (5.50%) Blue Coat
13 17 (4.25%) HP
13 17 (4.25%) SolarWinds
14 16 (4.00%) Google
15 15 (3.75%) BT
15 15 (3.75%) NetApp
16 8 (2.00%) Extreme Networks
16 8 (2.00%) Sourcefire
17 7 (1.75%) Splunk
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