The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 126 110 112
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing IPsec 2 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.078% 0.047% 0.088%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.43% 0.33% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £235 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-17.18% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 - £27.50
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
461 306 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.93% 14.50% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 145 142
Average daily rate £320 £345 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.24% +15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £178 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 35 44
Average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -41.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the West Midlands region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the West Midlands region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 September 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) RIP
3 3 (42.86%) SNMP
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) Packet Switching
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Finance
4 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (28.57%) Informatica
4 2 (28.57%) Netezza
4 2 (28.57%) SAP
4 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) DAB
4 2 (28.57%) Analytics
4 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
4 2 (28.57%) Predictive Analytics

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 7 (100.00%) WAN
1 7 (100.00%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco PIX
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) RIP
3 3 (42.86%) SNMP
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) Packet Switching
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DAB
5 1 (14.29%) IPv6
5 1 (14.29%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Hadoop
1 2 (28.57%) Big Data
1 2 (28.57%) MarkLogic
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Architect
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Network Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Network Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Architect
4 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
1 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (14.29%) Management Information System
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Design
2 3 (42.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (28.57%) Data Modelling
3 2 (28.57%) Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Predictive Analytics
3 2 (28.57%) Data Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Security Architecture
4 1 (14.29%) Network Management
4 1 (14.29%) Data Analysis
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) Security Cleared
2 3 (42.86%) SC Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Degree
3 1 (14.29%) CITP
3 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
3 1 (14.29%) Chartered Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) CCNP
3 1 (14.29%) CCDP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (14.29%) JNCIS
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Informatica
2 2 (28.57%) Netezza
2 2 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (28.57%) IBM
2 2 (28.57%) Splunk
2 2 (28.57%) Rackspace
3 1 (14.29%) RightScale
3 1 (14.29%) Juniper