The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 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
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
Rank 494 417 436
Rank change year-on-year
-77 +19
Contract jobs citing IPsec 108 218 194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.42% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.61% 2.87% 2.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 138 98
Median daily rate £466 £363 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.62% -5.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £527 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+30.86% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £43.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-30.23% +43.33%

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
6711 7583 7851
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.99% 14.58% 14.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4187 4469 4290
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 368 324 451
Median hourly rate £23.95 £30.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.16% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £43.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 February 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017.

IPsec Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

IPsec
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the UK over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 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
England -53 95 £475 +30.13% 31
London +20 42 £463 +2.77% 10
South East -29 26 £475 +31.94% 12
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £538 +1.41%
Milton Keynes +1 11 £550 +3.77%
Wales +20 9 £363 -3.97% 1
South Wales +23 8 £360 -5.26%
North West +13 6 £550 -8.33%
Hampshire -15 6 £359 +7.00% 5
Cardiff - 6 £360 -
Yorkshire +21 5 £438 -7.89% 3
Manchester +14 5 £550 +51.72%
City of London +9 5 £240 -40.00% 3
South West -18 5 £550 +51.72% 2
Devon - 5 £550 -
Plymouth - 5 £550 -
Hook +1 4 £358 +11.71% 2
East of England -3 4 £398 +9.65% 3
Surrey -7 4 £488 -9.30%
Salford - 4 £550 -
West Midlands - 4 £275 - 1
West Yorkshire +17 3 £500 +49.25% 3
Leeds +6 3 £500 +49.25% 3
Berkshire -10 3 £329 -9.31% 5
Solihull - 3 - -
East Midlands +10 2 - -
Essex -2 2 £398 -9.14%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Cheshire +23 1 - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 with a requirement for IPsec.

1 153 (55.43%) Cisco
2 142 (51.45%) Firewall
3 140 (50.72%) VPN
4 115 (41.67%) DNS
5 94 (34.06%) SSL
6 93 (33.70%) TCP/IP
7 90 (32.61%) WAN
8 87 (31.52%) DHCP
9 86 (31.16%) OSPF
10 84 (30.43%) VMware
10 84 (30.43%) Linux
11 82 (29.71%) BGP
12 79 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
12 79 (28.62%) Security Cleared
12 79 (28.62%) F5
13 77 (27.90%) LAN
14 73 (26.45%) MPLS
15 71 (25.72%) Data Centre
16 69 (25.00%) SC Cleared
17 66 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
17 66 (23.91%) Configuration Management
18 65 (23.55%) Wireless
18 65 (23.55%) Cisco Nexus
19 63 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
20 62 (22.46%) Windows
21 61 (22.10%) CheckPoint
22 58 (21.01%) Microsoft
22 58 (21.01%) CCNP
23 56 (20.29%) Juniper
24 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills 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 41 (14.86%) Apache
1 41 (14.86%) nginx
2 28 (10.14%) IIS
3 27 (9.78%) Jetty
3 27 (9.78%) Mongrel
3 27 (9.78%) Tomcat
3 27 (9.78%) WebSphere
4 17 (6.16%) Confluence
5 14 (5.07%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (4.35%) MS Exchange
7 6 (2.17%) JBoss
8 4 (1.45%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.72%) SAS
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.36%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (6.16%) HipChat
2 11 (3.99%) MS Excel
3 4 (1.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.09%) MS Office
5 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.36%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 54 (19.57%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (10.87%) Amazon EC2
3 28 (10.14%) Google Cloud Platform
4 27 (9.78%) Google App Engine
5 18 (6.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (3.26%) Akamai
7 6 (2.17%) IaaS
7 6 (2.17%) PaaS
8 5 (1.81%) SaaS
9 4 (1.45%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.45%) Office 365
10 3 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.72%) AWS CloudTrail
11 2 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.72%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.72%) Route 53
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) CloudFront
12 1 (0.36%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 142 (51.45%) Firewall
2 140 (50.72%) VPN
3 115 (41.67%) DNS
4 94 (34.06%) SSL
5 93 (33.70%) TCP/IP
6 90 (32.61%) WAN
7 87 (31.52%) DHCP
8 86 (31.16%) OSPF
9 82 (29.71%) BGP
10 77 (27.90%) LAN
11 73 (26.45%) MPLS
12 66 (23.91%) Cisco ASA
13 65 (23.55%) Cisco Nexus
13 65 (23.55%) Wireless
14 53 (19.20%) Network Security
15 48 (17.39%) HSRP
16 43 (15.58%) FTP
16 43 (15.58%) HTTP
17 40 (14.49%) Ethernet
18 38 (13.77%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (9.78%) SQL Server
2 17 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (4.71%) Hadoop
3 13 (4.71%) Oracle Database
3 13 (4.71%) Oracle Database 11g
4 8 (2.90%) MySQL
5 7 (2.54%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.81%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.45%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.45%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.72%) Redis
8 2 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.72%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.36%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.36%) Big Data
9 1 (0.36%) Data Lake
9 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.36%) DocumentDB
9 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 45 (16.30%) Jenkins
2 31 (11.23%) Travis CI
3 22 (7.97%) Git (software)
4 17 (6.16%) JIRA
4 17 (6.16%) JIRA Agile
4 17 (6.16%) Sonatype Nexus
5 13 (4.71%) Ant
5 13 (4.71%) JUnit
5 13 (4.71%) Liquibase
5 13 (4.71%) Maven
5 13 (4.71%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.81%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.36%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.36%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.36%) Selenium
7 1 (0.36%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.36%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (11.96%) Finance
2 13 (4.71%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.90%) Legal
4 7 (2.54%) Banking
5 4 (1.45%) Retail
6 3 (1.09%) Billing
6 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.72%) Electronics
7 2 (0.72%) Marketing
7 2 (0.72%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 88 (31.88%) Network Engineer
2 27 (9.78%) Architect
3 19 (6.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (6.88%) Senior Network Engineer
4 18 (6.52%) Analyst
4 18 (6.52%) Consultant
5 17 (6.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 17 (6.16%) Network Architect
6 16 (5.80%) Security Engineer
7 15 (5.43%) Network Analyst
8 14 (5.07%) Network Support
8 14 (5.07%) Security Advisor
8 14 (5.07%) Support Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Integration Engineer
9 13 (4.71%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.99%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (3.62%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.62%) Senior Network Analyst
11 10 (3.62%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.14%) .NET
1 28 (10.14%) 802.1X
2 27 (9.78%) Servlets
3 26 (9.42%) J2EE
4 17 (6.16%) Software Packaging
5 16 (5.80%) Elastic Stack
6 15 (5.43%) Web Services
7 13 (4.71%) MCollective
8 4 (1.45%) XMPP
9 3 (1.09%) COM
9 3 (1.09%) Node.js
9 3 (1.09%) SOAP
10 2 (0.72%) SAML
11 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
11 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
11 1 (0.36%) CGI
11 1 (0.36%) Hibernate
11 1 (0.36%) Java EE
11 1 (0.36%) Managed Extensibility Framework
11 1 (0.36%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 71 (25.72%) Data Centre
2 29 (10.51%) Management Information System
3 19 (6.88%) CESG
4 17 (6.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 16 (5.80%) Clustering
5 16 (5.80%) Computer Science
6 13 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (3.62%) Hybrid Cloud
7 10 (3.62%) PKI
8 8 (2.90%) Client/Server
9 7 (2.54%) RSA SecurID
10 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
10 6 (2.17%) Security Operations Centre
11 5 (1.81%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 3 (1.09%) Blackberry
12 3 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 3 (1.09%) Replication
12 3 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
13 2 (0.72%) iSeries
13 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (30.43%) Linux
2 62 (22.46%) Windows
3 33 (11.96%) Unix
4 25 (9.06%) CentOS
5 17 (6.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (6.16%) VyOS
6 15 (5.43%) Windows Server
7 14 (5.07%) Solaris
8 13 (4.71%) RancherOS
9 8 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 6 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (1.45%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.45%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.09%) AIX
12 3 (1.09%) Windows 10
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 2 (0.72%) CatOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (23.91%) Configuration Management
2 48 (17.39%) ITIL
3 47 (17.03%) DevOps
4 44 (15.94%) Continuous Integration
5 33 (11.96%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (11.59%) Load Balancing
7 30 (10.87%) Change Management
7 30 (10.87%) Open Source
8 29 (10.51%) Service Management
9 27 (9.78%) Cryptography
10 23 (8.33%) Network Management
11 22 (7.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 20 (7.25%) Kalman Filter
13 19 (6.88%) Risk Management
14 18 (6.52%) Cybersecurity
15 17 (6.16%) Scrum
16 16 (5.80%) Information Security
16 16 (5.80%) Project Management
16 16 (5.80%) Risk Assessment
16 16 (5.80%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 33 (11.96%) Java
2 25 (9.06%) SQL
3 15 (5.43%) Shell Script
4 4 (1.45%) C
4 4 (1.45%) Python
5 3 (1.09%) Perl
5 3 (1.09%) PowerShell
6 2 (0.72%) Lisp
6 2 (0.72%) PHP
7 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.36%) Lua
7 1 (0.36%) Ruby
7 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (28.62%) Cisco Certification
1 79 (28.62%) Security Cleared
2 69 (25.00%) SC Cleared
3 58 (21.01%) CCNP
4 30 (10.87%) CCNA
5 27 (9.78%) CISSP
5 27 (9.78%) Degree
6 22 (7.97%) CCIE
7 19 (6.88%) CESG Certified Professional
8 18 (6.52%) DV Cleared
9 15 (5.43%) CCSA
10 9 (3.26%) CCDP
11 5 (1.81%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.45%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
13 3 (1.09%) CCSP
13 3 (1.09%) CEH
13 3 (1.09%) GCIH
13 3 (1.09%) GIAC
13 3 (1.09%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.16%) RMADS
2 14 (5.07%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.90%) SLA
4 5 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.72%) FedRAMP
5 2 (0.72%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.72%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 63 (22.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (18.84%) Active Directory
3 28 (10.14%) vCloud
3 28 (10.14%) Xen
4 20 (7.25%) vSphere
5 14 (5.07%) Docker
5 14 (5.07%) Postfix
6 13 (4.71%) Hyper-V
6 13 (4.71%) Squid
7 7 (2.54%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (1.81%) Sendmail
9 4 (1.45%) Firmware
9 4 (1.45%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
10 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.09%) XenServer
11 2 (0.72%) BIND 9
11 2 (0.72%) iptables
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (18.48%) Puppet
2 20 (7.25%) Ansible
3 17 (6.16%) Terraform
4 14 (5.07%) HAProxy
4 14 (5.07%) Kibana
5 13 (4.71%) Consul
5 13 (4.71%) Docker Swarm
5 13 (4.71%) FortiGate
5 13 (4.71%) Kubernetes
5 13 (4.71%) logstash
5 13 (4.71%) Netcool
5 13 (4.71%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 13 (4.71%) Packer
5 13 (4.71%) Rancher
5 13 (4.71%) Tivoli
5 13 (4.71%) ZABBIX
6 9 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
7 7 (2.54%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (1.45%) SCCM
9 3 (1.09%) Nessus
Vendors
1 153 (55.43%) Cisco
2 84 (30.43%) VMware
3 79 (28.62%) F5
4 61 (22.10%) CheckPoint
5 58 (21.01%) Microsoft
6 56 (20.29%) Juniper
7 53 (19.20%) Palo Alto
8 35 (12.68%) Citrix
9 30 (10.87%) Google
10 24 (8.70%) Oracle
11 19 (6.88%) HP
12 18 (6.52%) Aruba
13 17 (6.16%) Fortinet
13 17 (6.16%) Vyatta
14 13 (4.71%) AppDynamics
14 13 (4.71%) Blue Coat
14 13 (4.71%) IBM
14 13 (4.71%) SolarWinds
14 13 (4.71%) Sonatype
14 13 (4.71%) Veritas
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