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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 440 493 442
Rank change year-on-year
+53 -51
Contract jobs citing IPsec 151 80 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.99% 1.14% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 43 54
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£375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 4
Average hourly rate £22.75 £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.75% -27.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.55 £19.60 £18.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.95 £47.20 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 - £27.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
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 £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 +48 132 £375 +7.14% 37
London +32 66 £380 +5.55% 13
South East +6 36 £320 -26.85% 11
Berkshire +19 29 £255 -36.25% 2
City of London +39 13 £375 +26.05% 4
Reading - 13 £255 -
Scotland -11 11 £269 - 1
South West -26 11 £425 +46.55% 4
East of England -10 8 £375 +25.52% 4
Bristol -17 7 £425 - 1
Ipswich - 6 £375 - 1
Suffolk - 6 £375 - 1
North West -3 5 £280 -39.45% 2
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Bracknell -3 2 - -
Wiltshire -5 2 £365 +25.86% 2
Swindon -5 2 £365 +25.86% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 3
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Bromley - 2 - -
Manchester - 2 - - 2
Milton Keynes - 2 £330 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £330 -
Slough - 2 - - 2
Hampshire -15 1 £310 -34.73% 6
East Sussex - 1 £375 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £425 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 180 (68.44%) VPN
2 160 (60.84%) Firewall
3 159 (60.46%) Cisco
4 130 (49.43%) WAN
5 112 (42.59%) BGP
6 110 (41.83%) LAN
7 108 (41.06%) MPLS
8 105 (39.92%) Cisco Certification
9 100 (38.02%) DNS
10 95 (36.12%) OSPF
11 80 (30.42%) TCP/IP
12 75 (28.52%) CCNP
13 74 (28.14%) VMware
14 72 (27.38%) CheckPoint
14 72 (27.38%) Windows
15 68 (25.86%) Juniper
16 66 (25.10%) Network Security
17 62 (23.57%) Cisco ASA
18 60 (22.81%) Wireless
19 58 (22.05%) VoIP
19 58 (22.05%) DHCP
20 57 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
21 56 (21.29%) Active Directory
22 54 (20.53%) EIGRP
23 53 (20.15%) Security Cleared
23 53 (20.15%) Network Management
24 51 (19.39%) Microsoft
24 51 (19.39%) SSL
24 51 (19.39%) SNMP
24 51 (19.39%) Linux

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 44 (16.73%) Apache
2 24 (9.13%) IIS
3 21 (7.98%) nginx
4 20 (7.60%) MS Exchange
5 19 (7.22%) WebSphere
6 15 (5.70%) SharePoint
7 13 (4.94%) Confluence
7 13 (4.94%) MediaWiki
8 12 (4.56%) Lync
8 12 (4.56%) Tomcat
9 9 (3.42%) WebLogic
10 8 (3.04%) Exchange Server 2010
10 8 (3.04%) Jetty
11 5 (1.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (1.52%) GlassFish
13 1 (0.38%) CMS
13 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 5.5
13 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (10.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (2.66%) MS Office
3 4 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.80%) Amazon EC2
1 10 (3.80%) Google App Engine
1 10 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (0.76%) Office 365
3 1 (0.38%) IaaS
3 1 (0.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 180 (68.44%) VPN
2 160 (60.84%) Firewall
3 130 (49.43%) WAN
4 112 (42.59%) BGP
5 110 (41.83%) LAN
6 108 (41.06%) MPLS
7 100 (38.02%) DNS
8 95 (36.12%) OSPF
9 80 (30.42%) TCP/IP
10 66 (25.10%) Network Security
11 62 (23.57%) Cisco ASA
12 60 (22.81%) Wireless
13 58 (22.05%) VoIP
13 58 (22.05%) DHCP
14 54 (20.53%) EIGRP
15 51 (19.39%) SSL
15 51 (19.39%) SNMP
16 40 (15.21%) Cisco PIX
17 31 (11.79%) HTTP
17 31 (11.79%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.75%) MySQL
1 23 (8.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.94%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (4.94%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.76%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.76%) Big Data
3 2 (0.76%) DB2
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.38%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 20 (7.60%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.32%) Subversion
3 13 (4.94%) JIRA
3 13 (4.94%) Git (software)
3 13 (4.94%) Hudson
4 1 (0.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.38%) Ant
General
1 40 (15.21%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.70%) Finance
3 7 (2.66%) Banking
4 6 (2.28%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.28%) Local Government
5 5 (1.90%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.76%) Publishing
7 1 (0.38%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Games
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.38%) Retail
7 1 (0.38%) Electronics
7 1 (0.38%) Marketing
7 1 (0.38%) Norwegian Language
Job Titles
1 76 (28.90%) Network Engineer
2 30 (11.41%) Architect
3 24 (9.13%) Consultant
4 22 (8.37%) IP Engineer
4 22 (8.37%) Design Engineer
5 19 (7.22%) Security Engineer
5 19 (7.22%) Cisco Engineer
6 18 (6.84%) Analyst
7 15 (5.70%) Infrastructure Architect
8 12 (4.56%) Network Specialist
8 12 (4.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.18%) Administrator
10 10 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
10 10 (3.80%) Test Analyst
11 9 (3.42%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (3.42%) Test Engineer
11 9 (3.42%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.42%) Systems Administrator
12 8 (3.04%) Senior Network Specialist
12 8 (3.04%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.08%) .NET
2 13 (4.94%) LAMP
3 10 (3.80%) XMPP
4 8 (3.04%) J2EE
4 8 (3.04%) Servlets
5 4 (1.52%) SAML
6 3 (1.14%) Web Services
6 3 (1.14%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.76%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.38%) XHTML
8 1 (0.38%) CSS
8 1 (0.38%) HTML
8 1 (0.38%) JSF
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.98%) PKI
2 19 (7.22%) Clustering
3 13 (4.94%) Wiki
3 13 (4.94%) Open Source
4 4 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (1.52%) SecurID
4 4 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 4 (1.52%) Replication
5 3 (1.14%) NHS
5 3 (1.14%) CESG
5 3 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.38%) Firmware
7 1 (0.38%) DTV
7 1 (0.38%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.38%) Statistics
7 1 (0.38%) e-Health
7 1 (0.38%) Online Games
7 1 (0.38%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 72 (27.38%) Windows
2 51 (19.39%) Linux
3 28 (10.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (9.89%) UNIX
5 15 (5.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (5.32%) Solaris
7 13 (4.94%) Debian
8 12 (4.56%) Ubuntu
9 7 (2.66%) CentOS
10 6 (2.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.52%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.76%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.76%) SUSE
13 2 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (20.15%) Network Management
2 50 (19.01%) Load Balancing
3 39 (14.83%) ITIL
4 34 (12.93%) Network Design
4 34 (12.93%) Network Architecture
5 23 (8.75%) Capacity Planning
6 21 (7.98%) Validation
7 20 (7.60%) Continuous Integration
7 20 (7.60%) Configuration Management
8 18 (6.84%) Migration
8 18 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
9 17 (6.46%) Risk Assessment
9 17 (6.46%) Network Monitoring
10 16 (6.08%) DevOps
11 15 (5.70%) Change Management
12 14 (5.32%) Data Modelling
13 12 (4.56%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 11 (4.18%) Unit Testing
15 9 (3.42%) Time Management
16 8 (3.04%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 41 (15.59%) SQL
2 32 (12.17%) Java
3 28 (10.65%) Perl
4 17 (6.46%) PHP
5 13 (4.94%) Ruby
5 13 (4.94%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.80%) C
7 5 (1.90%) PowerShell
8 3 (1.14%) VBScript
9 2 (0.76%) Python
10 1 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 105 (39.92%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (28.52%) CCNP
3 53 (20.15%) Security Cleared
4 44 (16.73%) SC Cleared
5 40 (15.21%) CCIE
6 35 (13.31%) CCNA
7 24 (9.13%) CISSP
8 23 (8.75%) CCSP
9 19 (7.22%) CCDP
10 18 (6.84%) Check Point Certification
11 17 (6.46%) Degree
12 5 (1.90%) CCSE
13 4 (1.52%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 3 (1.14%) ISEB
14 3 (1.14%) CCSA
14 3 (1.14%) JNCIA
15 2 (0.76%) CCDE
15 2 (0.76%) JNCIE
15 2 (0.76%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (7.22%) PCI DSS
2 9 (3.42%) SLA
3 4 (1.52%) QA
4 1 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) COBIT
4 1 (0.38%) JSP 440
System Software
1 57 (21.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 56 (21.29%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.84%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.70%) Xen
4 15 (5.70%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (5.32%) XenServer
5 14 (5.32%) Samba
6 13 (4.94%) Postfix
7 12 (4.56%) vSphere
8 5 (1.90%) Forefront TMG
9 4 (1.52%) Shibboleth
9 4 (1.52%) Terminal Services
9 4 (1.52%) NFS
10 3 (1.14%) OpenSSH
11 2 (0.76%) UAG
11 2 (0.76%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.76%) RACF
12 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.38%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.38%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (8.75%) Puppet
2 13 (4.94%) ZABBIX
2 13 (4.94%) FortiGate
3 12 (4.56%) HP Quality Center
4 11 (4.18%) SCOM
5 9 (3.42%) Backup Exec
5 9 (3.42%) SCCM
6 7 (2.66%) SCOrch
7 6 (2.28%) Netcool
8 5 (1.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.90%) Tivoli
8 5 (1.90%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.52%) SCSM
9 4 (1.52%) OpenView
9 4 (1.52%) CA Spectrum
10 3 (1.14%) Nagios
10 3 (1.14%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.76%) Cacti
11 2 (0.76%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 159 (60.46%) Cisco
2 74 (28.14%) VMware
3 72 (27.38%) CheckPoint
4 68 (25.86%) Juniper
5 51 (19.39%) Microsoft
6 50 (19.01%) F5
7 48 (18.25%) HP
8 38 (14.45%) Oracle
9 35 (13.31%) Citrix
10 25 (9.51%) Nokia
11 20 (7.60%) Redback
11 20 (7.60%) Radware
12 19 (7.22%) Red Hat
13 17 (6.46%) Huawei
14 15 (5.70%) Ericsson
14 15 (5.70%) Fortinet
15 13 (4.94%) Blue Coat
16 12 (4.56%) Dell
17 11 (4.18%) IBM
17 11 (4.18%) SolarWinds
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