The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 30 March 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 57 66
Rank change year-on-year -2 +9  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 1 19 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 1.87% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.69% 6.44% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 14 0
Median daily rate - £369 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £385
% change year-on-year +37.93% -5.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £46.42 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.36% +54.71%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 144 295 211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 22.09% 29.01% 20.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 157 81
Median daily rate £425 £400 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +21.95%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £290 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 3
Median hourly rate £53.75 £55.65 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +158.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.89 £13.70 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £140.60 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in Reading

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in Reading

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Reading

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Reading region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) CCNA
2 4 (80.00%) X.21
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (80.00%) PPP
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) DSL
2 4 (80.00%) L2TP
2 4 (80.00%) xDSL
2 4 (80.00%) Network Management
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (40.00%) IOS XR
4 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
5 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
5 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
5 1 (20.00%) Time Management
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
2 4 (80.00%) BGP
2 4 (80.00%) DSL
2 4 (80.00%) Ethernet
2 4 (80.00%) L2TP
2 4 (80.00%) MPLS
2 4 (80.00%) OSPF
2 4 (80.00%) PPP
2 4 (80.00%) SNMP
2 4 (80.00%) WAN
2 4 (80.00%) X.21
2 4 (80.00%) xDSL
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (40.00%) IOS XR
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (20.00%) HSRP
4 1 (20.00%) Junos
4 1 (20.00%) Spanning Tree
4 1 (20.00%) VRRP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) NOC Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Network Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
1 4 (80.00%) Network Management
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
3 1 (20.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Stress Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) CCNA
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) CCNP
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 1 (20.00%) EMC
3 1 (20.00%) F5
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Mitel
3 1 (20.00%) VMware