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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 404 487 461
Rank change year-on-year
+83 -26
Contract jobs citing IPsec 177 77 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 1.17% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 39 40
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£385 £388 £284
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +36.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £295
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +18.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £103.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.08% +418.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +453.84%

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
7559 6567 6800
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.11% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4102 3366 3311
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 372 568
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.03 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+47.27% -10.97%

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 5 March 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 5 March 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 +70 150 £400 +6.66% 49
London +32 59 £450 +9.09% 21
South East +6 51 £370 -4.51% 13
Berkshire +15 30 £405 -14.73% 4
Scotland +10 21 £263 -43.24%
South West +9 20 £425 -5.55% 4
Surrey - 16 £370 - 4
City of London +16 11 £405 -4.70% 7
Bristol - 8 £400 - 1
Wiltshire +3 6 - - 1
Reading 0 6 £525 +16.66% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £450 - 1
East of England +7 5 £260 -20.00%
Glasgow 0 4 £225 -43.75%
West Yorkshire -8 4 £338 +22.72% 3
Yorkshire -15 4 £338 +22.72% 4
East Midlands - 4 - - 2
North West - 4 £390 - 1
West Midlands -2 3 £233 - 4
Leeds -13 3 £338 +22.72% 3
Hampshire -14 3 £418 +7.74% 2
Swindon -4 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £350 -
Birmingham - 2 £233 - 4
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 2
Southampton - 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £420 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Aldershot - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 197 (58.11%) Cisco
2 195 (57.52%) Firewall
3 192 (56.64%) VPN
4 151 (44.54%) BGP
5 140 (41.30%) OSPF
6 129 (38.05%) Linux
7 127 (37.46%) WAN
8 114 (33.63%) Cisco Certification
9 109 (32.15%) LAN
10 104 (30.68%) SSL
11 103 (30.38%) Cisco ASA
12 102 (30.09%) DNS
13 101 (29.79%) Citrix
14 99 (29.20%) Network Security
15 94 (27.73%) VMware
16 93 (27.43%) CheckPoint
17 91 (26.84%) MPLS
18 90 (26.55%) Windows
19 85 (25.07%) Juniper
20 82 (24.19%) TCP/IP
21 78 (23.01%) Active Directory
22 76 (22.42%) Configuration Management
23 73 (21.53%) CCNP
24 70 (20.65%) Load Balancing
25 67 (19.76%) SQL
26 66 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
27 64 (18.88%) Security Cleared
28 62 (18.29%) Telecoms
29 61 (17.99%) DHCP
30 56 (16.52%) Microsoft

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 38 (11.21%) Apache
2 26 (7.67%) IIS
3 21 (6.19%) nginx
4 16 (4.72%) Confluence
4 16 (4.72%) MediaWiki
5 12 (3.54%) MS Exchange
6 8 (2.36%) Jetty
6 8 (2.36%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.06%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (1.77%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.59%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.29%) Lync
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
Applications
1 14 (4.13%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.36%) MS Office
3 7 (2.06%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.36%) Google App Engine
3 8 (2.36%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.18%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 195 (57.52%) Firewall
2 192 (56.64%) VPN
3 151 (44.54%) BGP
4 140 (41.30%) OSPF
5 127 (37.46%) WAN
6 109 (32.15%) LAN
7 104 (30.68%) SSL
8 103 (30.38%) Cisco ASA
9 102 (30.09%) DNS
10 99 (29.20%) Network Security
11 91 (26.84%) MPLS
12 82 (24.19%) TCP/IP
13 61 (17.99%) DHCP
14 55 (16.22%) VLAN
15 51 (15.04%) Internet
16 48 (14.16%) SAN
17 47 (13.86%) EIGRP
18 46 (13.57%) HTTP
19 45 (13.27%) Cisco Nexus
20 43 (12.68%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.21%) MySQL
2 29 (8.55%) Relational Database
3 19 (5.60%) RDBMS
3 19 (5.60%) SQL Server
3 19 (5.60%) MongoDB
3 19 (5.60%) NoSQL
4 17 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (2.65%) DB2
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.59%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.59%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 36 (10.62%) Jenkins
2 17 (5.01%) Subversion
2 17 (5.01%) Git (software)
3 16 (4.72%) JIRA
3 16 (4.72%) Hudson
4 2 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.59%) Ant
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 62 (18.29%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.13%) Finance
3 12 (3.54%) Games
4 5 (1.47%) Retail
5 4 (1.18%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.88%) Electronics
7 2 (0.59%) French Language
7 2 (0.59%) Marketing
7 2 (0.59%) Banking
7 2 (0.59%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
8 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 105 (30.97%) Network Engineer
2 34 (10.03%) Analyst
3 32 (9.44%) Architect
4 26 (7.67%) Security Engineer
5 23 (6.78%) Design Engineer
6 22 (6.49%) Integration Engineer
6 22 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
7 20 (5.90%) Network Analyst
8 18 (5.31%) Network Security Engineer
9 17 (5.01%) Network Architect
9 17 (5.01%) IP Engineer
10 16 (4.72%) Security Analyst
11 15 (4.42%) Network Support
12 13 (3.83%) Network Security Analyst
13 10 (2.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 9 (2.65%) Solutions Architect
14 9 (2.65%) Consultant
15 8 (2.36%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
15 8 (2.36%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 8 (2.36%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.54%) .NET
2 9 (2.65%) Regular Expression
3 8 (2.36%) LAMP
4 7 (2.06%) J2EE
5 6 (1.77%) Servlets
6 5 (1.47%) Web Services
7 4 (1.18%) WAP
8 1 (0.29%) Middleware
8 1 (0.29%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.14%) Clustering
2 28 (8.26%) Open Source
3 21 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
4 19 (5.60%) SecurID
5 16 (4.72%) PKI
5 16 (4.72%) Wiki
6 13 (3.83%) Computer Science
7 12 (3.54%) Online Games
8 8 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
9 5 (1.47%) Cryptography
9 5 (1.47%) NHS
10 4 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.88%) User Experience
11 3 (0.88%) Interactive TV
12 2 (0.59%) Statistics
12 2 (0.59%) Streaming Media
12 2 (0.59%) Digital Media
12 2 (0.59%) CESG
12 2 (0.59%) Handset
12 2 (0.59%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 129 (38.05%) Linux
2 90 (26.55%) Windows
3 31 (9.14%) Solaris
4 23 (6.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (5.01%) CentOS
6 15 (4.42%) UNIX
7 14 (4.13%) Ubuntu
7 14 (4.13%) Debian
8 9 (2.65%) SUSE
8 9 (2.65%) AIX
8 9 (2.65%) Oracle Linux
9 8 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.47%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.47%) Windows 7
12 4 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
13 2 (0.59%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.59%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (22.42%) Configuration Management
2 70 (20.65%) Load Balancing
3 42 (12.39%) ITIL
4 41 (12.09%) DevOps
4 41 (12.09%) Continuous Integration
5 35 (10.32%) Network Design
6 30 (8.85%) Network Monitoring
7 28 (8.26%) Network Management
8 27 (7.96%) Change Management
9 24 (7.08%) Software Distribution
10 23 (6.78%) Service Management
11 20 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
12 19 (5.60%) Capacity Planning
13 18 (5.31%) Validation
14 17 (5.01%) Migration
14 17 (5.01%) E-Commerce
15 16 (4.72%) Automated Testing
15 16 (4.72%) Microservices
15 16 (4.72%) Risk Assessment
16 15 (4.42%) Build Automation
Programming Languages
1 67 (19.76%) SQL
2 44 (12.98%) Java
3 15 (4.42%) Perl
4 14 (4.13%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.83%) Ruby
6 11 (3.24%) Python
7 10 (2.95%) PHP
8 9 (2.65%) C
9 6 (1.77%) PowerShell
10 4 (1.18%) C++
11 3 (0.88%) VBScript
12 2 (0.59%) Objective-C
13 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 114 (33.63%) Cisco Certification
2 73 (21.53%) CCNP
3 64 (18.88%) Security Cleared
4 52 (15.34%) SC Cleared
5 48 (14.16%) CCNA
6 36 (10.62%) Degree
7 33 (9.73%) CCIE
8 25 (7.37%) CISSP
9 15 (4.42%) CCDP
10 14 (4.13%) DV Cleared
11 6 (1.77%) JNCIP
11 6 (1.77%) CCSP
11 6 (1.77%) CCIP
11 6 (1.77%) Check Point Certification
12 4 (1.18%) VCP4
12 4 (1.18%) CCSA
12 4 (1.18%) CCSE
13 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (0.88%) MCP
13 3 (0.88%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (8.26%) PCI DSS
2 24 (7.08%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (23.01%) Active Directory
2 66 (19.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.01%) VMware ESX
3 17 (5.01%) XenServer
4 16 (4.72%) Postfix
4 16 (4.72%) Samba
5 15 (4.42%) vSphere
6 11 (3.24%) FreeRADIUS
6 11 (3.24%) Xen
7 9 (2.65%) ProxySG
8 7 (2.06%) Firmware
9 6 (1.77%) XenApp
10 4 (1.18%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.88%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.59%) Snort
13 1 (0.29%) Nmap
13 1 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.29%) NFS
13 1 (0.29%) KVM
13 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 46 (13.57%) Puppet
2 33 (9.73%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (7.37%) Netcool
4 24 (7.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 22 (6.49%) Tivoli
6 17 (5.01%) ZABBIX
7 13 (3.83%) CA Spectrum
8 10 (2.95%) Salt
9 8 (2.36%) FortiGate
10 6 (1.77%) SolarWinds Orion
11 5 (1.47%) Nessus
12 4 (1.18%) RANCID
12 4 (1.18%) Cisco Prime
13 3 (0.88%) SCCM
13 3 (0.88%) Cacti
14 2 (0.59%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.59%) SCOM
14 2 (0.59%) Nagios
15 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
15 1 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 197 (58.11%) Cisco
2 101 (29.79%) Citrix
3 94 (27.73%) VMware
4 93 (27.43%) CheckPoint
5 85 (25.07%) Juniper
6 56 (16.52%) Microsoft
7 51 (15.04%) F5
8 36 (10.62%) Blue Coat
9 25 (7.37%) Veritas
10 24 (7.08%) CA
10 24 (7.08%) Fortinet
11 23 (6.78%) Red Hat
12 19 (5.60%) Oracle
13 16 (4.72%) SolarWinds
13 16 (4.72%) HP
14 15 (4.42%) AlgoSec
14 15 (4.42%) Tufin
15 12 (3.54%) Nokia
16 11 (3.24%) Huawei
17 10 (2.95%) IBM
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