The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 150 149 133
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -16
Contract jobs citing IPsec 7 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 2.02% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 4
Median daily rate £525 £368 £515
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -28.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £338 £500
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £475 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.81 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.65% -
IPsec
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
471 595 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.79% 14.20% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 353 247
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £224 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 50 35
Median hourly rate £18.25 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.60% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.75 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the North West

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the North West region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester 0 3 £525 +31.25% 2
Cheshire - 3 £475 -
Merseyside - 2 £548 - 1
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, 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 North West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) SSL
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Windows
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 3 (23.08%) F5
6 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
6 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
6 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) .NET
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
6 3 (23.08%) Citrix
6 3 (23.08%) CCNP
6 3 (23.08%) CCNA
6 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) Apple
6 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
6 3 (23.08%) Service Management
6 3 (23.08%) VMware
6 3 (23.08%) NetScaler

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) IIS
1 2 (15.38%) Jetty
1 2 (15.38%) Mongrel
1 2 (15.38%) nginx
1 2 (15.38%) Tomcat
1 2 (15.38%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (15.38%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (15.38%) Google App Engine
1 2 (15.38%) Google Cloud Platform
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) VPN
3 6 (46.15%) SSL
4 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 4 (30.77%) Cisco Nexus
5 4 (30.77%) WAN
6 3 (23.08%) DHCP
6 3 (23.08%) DNS
6 3 (23.08%) LAN
6 3 (23.08%) NetScaler
6 3 (23.08%) SAN
7 2 (15.38%) FTP
7 2 (15.38%) FWSM
7 2 (15.38%) HTTP
7 2 (15.38%) Kerberos
7 2 (15.38%) OSPF
7 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
7 2 (15.38%) VoIP
7 2 (15.38%) Wireless
7 2 (15.38%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
1 2 (15.38%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Network Engineer
1 3 (23.08%) Senior Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Data Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Data Migration Architect
3 1 (7.69%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Migration Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) .NET
2 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
2 2 (15.38%) J2EE
2 2 (15.38%) SAML
2 2 (15.38%) Servlets
3 1 (7.69%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (7.69%) Mainframe
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (30.77%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Android
2 2 (15.38%) Linux
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
3 1 (7.69%) Unix
3 1 (7.69%) Windows 2000
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Configuration Management
1 3 (23.08%) Service Management
1 3 (23.08%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (15.38%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Load Balancing
2 2 (15.38%) Migration
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (15.38%) Network Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 2 (15.38%) Project Management
2 2 (15.38%) Risk Management
2 2 (15.38%) Supplier Management
2 2 (15.38%) Waterfall
3 1 (7.69%) Network Management
3 1 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (7.69%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (15.38%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (38.46%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (23.08%) CCNA
2 3 (23.08%) CCNP
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
3 2 (15.38%) CCDP
3 2 (15.38%) CCIE
4 1 (7.69%) CISSP
4 1 (7.69%) SANS
4 1 (7.69%) SSCP
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
1 3 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (15.38%) Xen
3 1 (7.69%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) AirWatch
1 2 (15.38%) Cacti
1 2 (15.38%) FortiGate
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (15.38%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (7.69%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (7.69%) QRadar
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft
2 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 3 (23.08%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) F5
2 3 (23.08%) Fortinet
2 3 (23.08%) VMware
3 2 (15.38%) Cisco
3 2 (15.38%) Google
3 2 (15.38%) Polycom
3 2 (15.38%) Siemens
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) IBM
4 1 (7.69%) LogRhythm
4 1 (7.69%) Lumension
4 1 (7.69%) Splunk
4 1 (7.69%) Symantec