Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 149 150 152
Rank change year-on-year +1 +2 -12
Contract jobs citing IPsec 20 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.49% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.60% 1.72% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 10 9
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £324 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.27% -23.82% +41.67%
10th Percentile £288 £228 £310
90th Percentile £443 £576 £482
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £388
% change year-on-year - +12.90% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Berkshire median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £48.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -1.04% +0.36% -18.93%

IPsec is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 768 987 1066
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.69% 22.94% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 491 526
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £234 £250 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £393 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 56 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.18% -42.61% +64.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.43 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.66% +11.70% +26.83%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in Berkshire

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in Berkshire

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in Berkshire over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in Berkshire

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Berkshire

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the Berkshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +2 7 £330 +10.00% 1
Bracknell +5 3 £425 +23.64%
Slough +4 2 £450 - 1
Newbury - 2 - -
IPsec
South East

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 11 (55.00%) VPN
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) SSL
3 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
4 7 (35.00%) Juniper
4 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
4 7 (35.00%) MPLS
4 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
5 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (30.00%) CCNP
5 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (25.00%) PKI
6 5 (25.00%) Junos
6 5 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 5 (25.00%) Citrix
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
6 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) Python
7 4 (20.00%) Perl
7 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) VPN
2 10 (50.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Network Security
3 8 (40.00%) SSL
4 7 (35.00%) DNS
4 7 (35.00%) Ethernet
4 7 (35.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) BGP
5 6 (30.00%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (30.00%) DHCP
5 6 (30.00%) TCP/IP
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
6 5 (25.00%) Junos
6 5 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
7 4 (20.00%) HTTP
7 4 (20.00%) NetScaler
8 3 (15.00%) DMZ
8 3 (15.00%) LDAP
9 2 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) MySQL
General
1 5 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.00%) Electronics
2 1 (5.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Architect
2 4 (20.00%) Network Security Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Network Specialist
2 4 (20.00%) Security Specialist
3 3 (15.00%) Security Architect
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.00%) IP Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) IP Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Mobile Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Radio Specialist
5 1 (5.00%) Security Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Senior IP Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Smart Metering Architect
5 1 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 5 (25.00%) PKI
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (10.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (10.00%) FMCG
5 1 (5.00%) Clustering
5 1 (5.00%) Internet of Things
5 1 (5.00%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 3 (15.00%) Linux
2 2 (10.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (5.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (20.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (15.00%) Change Management
3 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (10.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (10.00%) Network Design
4 2 (10.00%) Open Source
4 2 (10.00%) Project Management
4 2 (10.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Line Management
5 1 (5.00%) Mathematics
5 1 (5.00%) Network Architecture
5 1 (5.00%) Physics
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) Bash Shell
1 4 (20.00%) C-shell
1 4 (20.00%) Korn
1 4 (20.00%) Perl
1 4 (20.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (30.00%) CCNP
1 6 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (15.00%) HNC
2 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (10.00%) CCNA
3 2 (10.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) NFS
1 3 (15.00%) XenServer
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) Openswan
3 1 (5.00%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) CA Spectrum
1 3 (15.00%) QRadar
1 3 (15.00%) Stealthwatch
2 2 (10.00%) Cacti
2 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Cisco
2 7 (35.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (35.00%) Juniper
2 7 (35.00%) Palo Alto
3 5 (25.00%) Citrix
4 4 (20.00%) Extreme Networks
4 4 (20.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (15.00%) Arista
5 3 (15.00%) BT
5 3 (15.00%) CA
5 3 (15.00%) F5
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) HP
5 3 (15.00%) Lancope
5 3 (15.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (10.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (10.00%) Vyatta
7 1 (5.00%) 3PAR
7 1 (5.00%) Brocade
7 1 (5.00%) Infoblox