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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 399 473 474
Rank change year-on-year
+74 +1
Contract jobs citing IPsec 188 80 65
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.53% 1.26% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 44 40
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£370 £375 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +27.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £322 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £343 £356 £301
% change year-on-year
-3.85% +18.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £30.00 £103.75 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-71.08% +251.69%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £180.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-83.33% +510.16%

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
7445 6341 6980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.17% 15.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 4177 3362 3334
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 371 626
Average hourly rate £23.50 £18.70 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.66% -16.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 +60 151 £375 - 47
London +31 67 £410 -0.60% 21
South East +28 49 £370 +2.06% 16
Berkshire +32 35 £400 - 2
Scotland +14 31 £316 -39.76% 1
South West -7 19 £393 +8.27% 3
City of London +10 11 £410 +2.50% 8
Surrey - 10 £370 - 4
Bristol +1 8 £393 - 2
Glasgow -1 8 £225 -
Gloucestershire -9 8 £450 +38.46%
Reading +6 4 £525 +16.66% 2
East of England -3 4 £245 -24.61% 1
Slough - 4 £333 -
Ipswich - 4 £245 -
East Midlands - 4 £350 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £245 -
West Midlands +4 3 £205 - 1
West Yorkshire -4 3 £288 - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 £288 - 1
Bracknell - 3 £300 -
North West - 3 - - 2
Wiltshire -8 2 - - 1
Swindon -11 2 - - 1
Leeds -11 2 £313 - 1
Hampshire -26 2 £311 -19.67% 5
Buckinghamshire - 2 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 £350 - 1
Birmingham - 2 £203 - 1
Manchester - 1 - - 2

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (57.27%) Firewall
2 193 (56.10%) VPN
3 190 (55.23%) Cisco
4 151 (43.90%) BGP
5 131 (38.08%) OSPF
6 123 (35.76%) Linux
7 117 (34.01%) WAN
8 115 (33.43%) DNS
9 109 (31.69%) Citrix
10 106 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
11 104 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
12 102 (29.65%) VMware
13 101 (29.36%) Windows
14 98 (28.49%) LAN
15 97 (28.20%) Network Security
16 96 (27.91%) SSL
16 96 (27.91%) Active Directory
17 91 (26.45%) CheckPoint
18 89 (25.87%) MPLS
19 81 (23.55%) TCP/IP
20 79 (22.97%) Configuration Management
21 78 (22.67%) SQL
22 74 (21.51%) Juniper
22 74 (21.51%) Load Balancing
23 72 (20.93%) Security Cleared
24 69 (20.06%) CCNP
25 68 (19.77%) VMware Infrastructure
26 64 (18.60%) DHCP
27 62 (18.02%) Microsoft
28 59 (17.15%) SC Cleared

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (11.05%) Apache
2 30 (8.72%) IIS
3 19 (5.52%) nginx
4 16 (4.65%) MS Exchange
5 12 (3.49%) MediaWiki
5 12 (3.49%) Confluence
6 10 (2.91%) Tomcat
6 10 (2.91%) Jetty
7 9 (2.62%) WebSphere
8 8 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
10 3 (0.87%) Lync
11 2 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) GlassFish
Applications
1 15 (4.36%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.74%) MS Visio
2 6 (1.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (4.07%) Amazon EC2
2 12 (3.49%) Cloud Computing
3 10 (2.91%) Google App Engine
3 10 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.16%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.58%) SaaS
5 2 (0.58%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 197 (57.27%) Firewall
2 193 (56.10%) VPN
3 151 (43.90%) BGP
4 131 (38.08%) OSPF
5 117 (34.01%) WAN
6 115 (33.43%) DNS
7 104 (30.23%) Cisco ASA
8 98 (28.49%) LAN
9 97 (28.20%) Network Security
10 96 (27.91%) SSL
11 89 (25.87%) MPLS
12 81 (23.55%) TCP/IP
13 64 (18.60%) DHCP
14 58 (16.86%) SAN
15 56 (16.28%) Internet
16 55 (15.99%) VLAN
17 49 (14.24%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (13.95%) Ethernet
19 45 (13.08%) HTTP
20 43 (12.50%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.30%) MySQL
2 25 (7.27%) SQL Server
3 24 (6.98%) Relational Database
4 17 (4.94%) RDBMS
4 17 (4.94%) MongoDB
4 17 (4.94%) NoSQL
5 15 (4.36%) DB2
6 13 (3.78%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.29%) Big Data
8 1 (0.29%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 33 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 13 (3.78%) Git (software)
2 13 (3.78%) Subversion
3 12 (3.49%) Hudson
3 12 (3.49%) JIRA
4 2 (0.58%) Ant
4 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 57 (16.57%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.78%) Finance
3 11 (3.20%) Games
4 8 (2.33%) Retail
5 4 (1.16%) Manufacturing
6 3 (0.87%) Electronics
6 3 (0.87%) Banking
7 2 (0.58%) Law
7 2 (0.58%) Legal
7 2 (0.58%) Marketing
7 2 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Local Government
8 1 (0.29%) French Language
8 1 (0.29%) Publishing
8 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 106 (30.81%) Network Engineer
2 31 (9.01%) Architect
3 29 (8.43%) Security Engineer
4 26 (7.56%) Design Engineer
5 25 (7.27%) Analyst
6 23 (6.69%) Integration Engineer
7 20 (5.81%) IP Engineer
7 20 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
8 16 (4.65%) Network Support
9 13 (3.78%) Network Analyst
10 12 (3.49%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (3.20%) Consultant
12 9 (2.62%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
12 9 (2.62%) Solutions Architect
13 8 (2.33%) Support Engineer
14 7 (2.03%) Network Security Analyst
14 7 (2.03%) Wintel Engineer
14 7 (2.03%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.36%) .NET
1 15 (4.36%) Regular Expression
2 9 (2.62%) J2EE
3 8 (2.33%) Servlets
4 5 (1.45%) Web Services
4 5 (1.45%) LAMP
5 4 (1.16%) WAP
6 1 (0.29%) Java EE
6 1 (0.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.76%) Clustering
2 24 (6.98%) Open Source
3 21 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
4 20 (5.81%) PKI
5 17 (4.94%) SecurID
6 12 (3.49%) Wiki
7 11 (3.20%) Online Games
8 10 (2.91%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (1.45%) NHS
10 5 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.45%) Cryptography
11 3 (0.87%) Interactive TV
11 3 (0.87%) User Experience
12 2 (0.58%) CESG
12 2 (0.58%) e-Health
12 2 (0.58%) Handset
12 2 (0.58%) Replication
12 2 (0.58%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.58%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 123 (35.76%) Linux
2 101 (29.36%) Windows
3 33 (9.59%) Solaris
4 23 (6.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (4.36%) SUSE
5 15 (4.36%) AIX
5 15 (4.36%) Oracle Linux
6 13 (3.78%) CentOS
6 13 (3.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (3.78%) UNIX
7 10 (2.91%) Debian
7 10 (2.91%) Ubuntu
8 9 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (1.45%) Windows 7
10 5 (1.45%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.58%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (22.97%) Configuration Management
2 74 (21.51%) Load Balancing
3 40 (11.63%) ITIL
4 37 (10.76%) Network Design
4 37 (10.76%) DevOps
4 37 (10.76%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (9.30%) Change Management
6 31 (9.01%) Network Monitoring
7 29 (8.43%) Software Distribution
7 29 (8.43%) Network Management
8 27 (7.85%) Service Management
9 23 (6.69%) Migration
10 22 (6.40%) Validation
11 18 (5.23%) Disaster Recovery
12 17 (4.94%) E-Commerce
13 16 (4.65%) Capacity Planning
13 16 (4.65%) Line Management
14 15 (4.36%) Risk Assessment
14 15 (4.36%) eTOM
15 14 (4.07%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 78 (22.67%) SQL
2 38 (11.05%) Java
3 13 (3.78%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.49%) Perl
4 12 (3.49%) Bash Shell
5 10 (2.91%) Ruby
6 7 (2.03%) Python
6 7 (2.03%) PHP
7 6 (1.74%) VBScript
8 5 (1.45%) C
9 2 (0.58%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 106 (30.81%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (20.93%) Security Cleared
3 69 (20.06%) CCNP
4 59 (17.15%) SC Cleared
5 42 (12.21%) CCNA
6 33 (9.59%) CCIE
7 31 (9.01%) Degree
8 25 (7.27%) CISSP
9 13 (3.78%) DV Cleared
9 13 (3.78%) CCDP
10 9 (2.62%) JNCIP
11 7 (2.03%) Check Point Certification
12 6 (1.74%) CCSA
12 6 (1.74%) CCIP
13 5 (1.45%) CCSP
13 5 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (1.45%) MCSE
13 5 (1.45%) CCSE
14 4 (1.16%) MCP
14 4 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.27%) PCI DSS
2 22 (6.40%) SLA
System Software
1 96 (27.91%) Active Directory
2 68 (19.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (6.40%) vSphere
4 17 (4.94%) FreeRADIUS
5 16 (4.65%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.78%) XenServer
7 12 (3.49%) Samba
7 12 (3.49%) Firmware
7 12 (3.49%) Postfix
7 12 (3.49%) Xen
8 9 (2.62%) ProxySG
9 7 (2.03%) XenApp
10 6 (1.74%) Terminal Services
11 5 (1.45%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.58%) Snort
12 2 (0.58%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.29%) KVM
13 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.29%) NFS
13 1 (0.29%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 39 (11.34%) Puppet
2 31 (9.01%) Netcool
3 29 (8.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 28 (8.14%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (8.14%) Tivoli
5 15 (4.36%) CA Spectrum
6 13 (3.78%) ZABBIX
7 7 (2.03%) FortiGate
7 7 (2.03%) Salt
8 5 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
8 5 (1.45%) Nessus
9 4 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (1.16%) SCOM
10 3 (0.87%) SCCM
10 3 (0.87%) RANCID
10 3 (0.87%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.58%) Cacti
12 1 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 190 (55.23%) Cisco
2 109 (31.69%) Citrix
3 102 (29.65%) VMware
4 91 (26.45%) CheckPoint
5 74 (21.51%) Juniper
6 62 (18.02%) Microsoft
7 45 (13.08%) F5
8 29 (8.43%) Veritas
8 29 (8.43%) Blue Coat
9 26 (7.56%) Fortinet
9 26 (7.56%) CA
10 24 (6.98%) Oracle
11 18 (5.23%) IBM
11 18 (5.23%) HP
11 18 (5.23%) Red Hat
12 15 (4.36%) Nokia
12 15 (4.36%) AlgoSec
12 15 (4.36%) Tufin
13 14 (4.07%) SolarWinds
14 13 (3.78%) Huawei
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