The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 438 488 442
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -46
Contract jobs citing IPsec 142 81 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.92% 1.17% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 42 58
Average daily rate
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£350 £370 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.40% -1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £243 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £368 £373
% change year-on-year
-2.72% -1.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £19.60 £19.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.10 £47.20 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £32.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7382 6928 8973
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 13.59% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3936 3573 3939
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 402 476 681
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.54 £14.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%

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 23 July 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
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 23 July 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 +31 125 £350 -5.40% 35
London +20 61 £350 -5.40% 15
South East +11 38 £330 -12.00% 12
Berkshire +23 29 £253 -34.83% 5
Reading - 16 £255 - 1
City of London +40 13 £350 +17.64% 2
South West -25 10 £425 +27.81% 1
Scotland -8 9 £261 - 1
East of England -14 6 £250 -15.96% 2
Bristol -22 6 £425 - 1
North West 0 5 £280 -39.45% 2
West Midlands -12 5 - - 3
Suffolk - 4 £250 - 1
Surrey - 4 £383 - 1
Ipswich - 4 £250 - 1
Guildford - 4 £383 -
Bracknell +3 3 - -
Hampshire -19 3 £330 -12.00% 4
Wiltshire -1 2 £365 +9.77%
Swindon -6 2 £365 +25.86%
Slough - 2 - - 3
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Bromley - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
Wales - 1 £425 - 2
Milton Keynes - 1 £330 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £330 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 163 (67.08%) VPN
2 152 (62.55%) Cisco
3 149 (61.32%) Firewall
4 118 (48.56%) WAN
5 109 (44.86%) BGP
6 100 (41.15%) Cisco Certification
6 100 (41.15%) MPLS
7 95 (39.09%) LAN
8 90 (37.04%) OSPF
9 88 (36.21%) DNS
10 76 (31.28%) TCP/IP
11 72 (29.63%) CCNP
11 72 (29.63%) VMware
12 69 (28.40%) Windows
13 65 (26.75%) Juniper
14 64 (26.34%) CheckPoint
15 59 (24.28%) Cisco ASA
16 57 (23.46%) Wireless
17 56 (23.05%) Network Security
18 55 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
19 54 (22.22%) VoIP
20 53 (21.81%) EIGRP
21 51 (20.99%) Microsoft
21 51 (20.99%) Network Management
21 51 (20.99%) F5
22 49 (20.16%) HP
22 49 (20.16%) SNMP
22 49 (20.16%) Linux
23 48 (19.75%) DHCP
23 48 (19.75%) Security Cleared

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 43 (17.70%) Apache
2 24 (9.88%) IIS
3 20 (8.23%) MS Exchange
3 20 (8.23%) nginx
4 19 (7.82%) WebSphere
5 15 (6.17%) SharePoint
6 12 (4.94%) Confluence
6 12 (4.94%) Lync
6 12 (4.94%) MediaWiki
6 12 (4.94%) Tomcat
7 9 (3.70%) WebLogic
8 8 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.29%) Jetty
9 5 (2.06%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.65%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.41%) CMS
11 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 26 (10.70%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.88%) MS Office
3 4 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (4.12%) Cloud Computing
1 10 (4.12%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (4.12%) Google App Engine
2 2 (0.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 163 (67.08%) VPN
2 149 (61.32%) Firewall
3 118 (48.56%) WAN
4 109 (44.86%) BGP
5 100 (41.15%) MPLS
6 95 (39.09%) LAN
7 90 (37.04%) OSPF
8 88 (36.21%) DNS
9 76 (31.28%) TCP/IP
10 59 (24.28%) Cisco ASA
11 57 (23.46%) Wireless
12 56 (23.05%) Network Security
13 54 (22.22%) VoIP
14 53 (21.81%) EIGRP
15 49 (20.16%) SNMP
16 48 (19.75%) DHCP
17 40 (16.46%) SSL
18 38 (15.64%) Cisco PIX
19 31 (12.76%) VLAN
19 31 (12.76%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.47%) SQL Server
2 22 (9.05%) MySQL
3 12 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 12 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (0.82%) DB2
4 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.82%) Big Data
5 1 (0.41%) MarkLogic
5 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 19 (7.82%) Jenkins
2 13 (5.35%) Subversion
3 12 (4.94%) JIRA
3 12 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 12 (4.94%) Hudson
4 2 (0.82%) Ant
5 1 (0.41%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (13.58%) Telecoms
2 15 (6.17%) Finance
3 7 (2.88%) Banking
4 6 (2.47%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.65%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.82%) Publishing
6 2 (0.82%) Back Office
6 2 (0.82%) Local Government
7 1 (0.41%) Marketing
7 1 (0.41%) Norwegian Language
7 1 (0.41%) Electronics
7 1 (0.41%) Legal
7 1 (0.41%) Games
7 1 (0.41%) Retail
7 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 72 (29.63%) Network Engineer
2 29 (11.93%) Architect
3 24 (9.88%) Consultant
4 20 (8.23%) Design Engineer
4 20 (8.23%) IP Engineer
5 18 (7.41%) Analyst
5 18 (7.41%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 15 (6.17%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.53%) Administrator
10 10 (4.12%) Test Analyst
10 10 (4.12%) Linux Administrator
11 9 (3.70%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.70%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.70%) Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.70%) Test Engineer
12 8 (3.29%) Network Support
13 6 (2.47%) Network Architect
13 6 (2.47%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) .NET
2 12 (4.94%) LAMP
3 10 (4.12%) XMPP
4 8 (3.29%) J2EE
4 8 (3.29%) Servlets
5 4 (1.65%) SAML
6 3 (1.23%) Web Services
6 3 (1.23%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.82%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.41%) JSF
8 1 (0.41%) XHTML
8 1 (0.41%) HTML
8 1 (0.41%) ADO
8 1 (0.41%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (7.41%) Clustering
2 17 (7.00%) PKI
3 13 (5.35%) Open Source
4 12 (4.94%) Wiki
5 4 (1.65%) SecurID
5 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.65%) Replication
6 3 (1.23%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.23%) CESG
6 3 (1.23%) NHS
6 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.82%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (0.82%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.41%) e-Health
8 1 (0.41%) Firmware
8 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.41%) DTV
8 1 (0.41%) Online Games
8 1 (0.41%) Statistics
8 1 (0.41%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 69 (28.40%) Windows
2 49 (20.16%) Linux
3 26 (10.70%) Windows Server 2003
3 26 (10.70%) UNIX
4 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (5.35%) Solaris
6 12 (4.94%) Debian
7 11 (4.53%) Ubuntu
8 6 (2.47%) CentOS
9 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.65%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.82%) SUSE
11 2 (0.82%) AIX
11 2 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (20.99%) Network Management
2 47 (19.34%) Load Balancing
3 34 (13.99%) Network Design
4 29 (11.93%) ITIL
5 28 (11.52%) Network Architecture
6 22 (9.05%) Capacity Planning
7 19 (7.82%) Continuous Integration
7 19 (7.82%) Configuration Management
8 17 (7.00%) Network Monitoring
9 16 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
10 15 (6.17%) Validation
10 15 (6.17%) Risk Assessment
10 15 (6.17%) DevOps
11 14 (5.76%) Migration
12 13 (5.35%) Data Modelling
12 13 (5.35%) Change Management
13 12 (4.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (4.53%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.70%) Time Management
16 8 (3.29%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 40 (16.46%) SQL
2 31 (12.76%) Java
3 27 (11.11%) Perl
4 16 (6.58%) PHP
5 12 (4.94%) Ruby
5 12 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 10 (4.12%) C
7 6 (2.47%) PowerShell
8 5 (2.06%) VBScript
9 2 (0.82%) Python
10 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 100 (41.15%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (29.63%) CCNP
3 48 (19.75%) Security Cleared
4 38 (15.64%) SC Cleared
5 37 (15.23%) CCIE
6 33 (13.58%) CCNA
7 22 (9.05%) CCSP
7 22 (9.05%) CISSP
8 18 (7.41%) CCDP
9 17 (7.00%) Degree
10 15 (6.17%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.65%) JNCIS
12 3 (1.23%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.23%) CCSE
12 3 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 3 (1.23%) ISEB
13 2 (0.82%) CCA
13 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (0.82%) CCDE
13 2 (0.82%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (7.00%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.70%) SLA
3 4 (1.65%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (22.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (18.93%) Active Directory
3 18 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.17%) Xen
4 15 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.35%) Samba
5 13 (5.35%) XenServer
6 12 (4.94%) Postfix
6 12 (4.94%) vSphere
7 5 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
8 4 (1.65%) Shibboleth
8 4 (1.65%) NFS
9 3 (1.23%) Terminal Services
9 3 (1.23%) OpenSSH
10 2 (0.82%) UAG
10 2 (0.82%) RACF
10 2 (0.82%) FreeRADIUS
11 1 (0.41%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.41%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 22 (9.05%) Puppet
2 12 (4.94%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (4.94%) FortiGate
2 12 (4.94%) ZABBIX
3 11 (4.53%) SCOM
4 9 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 9 (3.70%) SCCM
5 7 (2.88%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.06%) Netcool
7 4 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.65%) OpenView
7 4 (1.65%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.65%) SCSM
7 4 (1.65%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.65%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (1.23%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.23%) Nagios
9 2 (0.82%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 152 (62.55%) Cisco
2 72 (29.63%) VMware
3 65 (26.75%) Juniper
4 64 (26.34%) CheckPoint
5 51 (20.99%) Microsoft
5 51 (20.99%) F5
6 49 (20.16%) HP
7 38 (15.64%) Oracle
8 31 (12.76%) Citrix
9 22 (9.05%) Nokia
10 18 (7.41%) Red Hat
11 17 (7.00%) Redback
11 17 (7.00%) Radware
11 17 (7.00%) Huawei
12 15 (6.17%) Ericsson
13 14 (5.76%) Blue Coat
13 14 (5.76%) Fortinet
14 12 (4.94%) Dell
15 11 (4.53%) IBM
15 11 (4.53%) SolarWinds
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