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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 473 432 467
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +35
Contract jobs citing IPsec 191 235 157
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.23% 2.89% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 139 84
Median daily rate £438 £435 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £427 £450 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.22% +36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £46.00 £45.42 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.28% +78.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £28.00 £21.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.00 £47.83 £52.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £47.83 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-3.82% +13.20%

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
8569 8125 8127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.72% 13.90% 14.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 5229 4655 4363
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 515 456
Median hourly rate £33.00 £21.51 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.39% +4.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £21.53 £21.88
% change year-on-year
+62.60% -1.60%

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 24 August 2016.

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
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 24 August 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
England -31 189 £439 +0.86% 31
London -11 88 £475 +9.19% 9
South East +4 48 £438 +9.37% 9
South West +1 17 £363 -19.44% 1
Surrey +13 16 £438 -9.79% 3
Berkshire -1 14 £344 -23.61%
Buckinghamshire +23 11 £525 -
City of London +23 11 £425 -8.10% 5
Milton Keynes +19 10 £525 -
Yorkshire -4 10 £500 +16.95% 1
East of England - 10 £325 -
Croydon - 10 £470 -
Reading +14 9 £310 -27.05%
Bristol +3 9 £388 -35.37%
Hampshire -7 9 £386 +18.84% 3
South Yorkshire -5 8 £500 +28.20% 1
Sheffield -9 8 £500 +28.20% 1
Hertfordshire - 8 £325 -
North West +15 7 £375 -21.05% 6
Woking - 6 £445 -
Swindon +1 4 £363 -23.68%
Wiltshire -4 4 £363 -23.68%
Manchester -12 4 £350 -26.31% 6
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
Watford - 4 £320 -
Merseyside +6 3 £438 +16.66%
Hook +4 3 £310 -
Gloucestershire +2 3 £300 -33.33% 1
Cheltenham -2 3 £300 -33.33% 1
Tyne and Wear -31 3 £540 +66.15% 1

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 August 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 with a requirement for IPsec.

1 196 (54.14%) VPN
2 169 (46.69%) Firewall
3 150 (41.44%) DNS
4 147 (40.61%) Cisco
5 145 (40.06%) TCP/IP
6 144 (39.78%) Linux
7 141 (38.95%) Windows
8 124 (34.25%) DHCP
9 120 (33.15%) BGP
10 110 (30.39%) OSPF
11 109 (30.11%) SSL
12 108 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
13 106 (29.28%) WAN
14 104 (28.73%) Microsoft
15 103 (28.45%) Juniper
16 99 (27.35%) MPLS
17 91 (25.14%) Security Cleared
18 90 (24.86%) Load Balancing
19 87 (24.03%) LAN
20 84 (23.20%) HTTP
21 83 (22.93%) Network Security
22 80 (22.10%) SC Cleared
23 79 (21.82%) VMware
24 78 (21.55%) FTP
24 78 (21.55%) Data Centre
25 77 (21.27%) F5
26 69 (19.06%) CCNP
26 69 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
27 66 (18.23%) ITIL
28 63 (17.40%) Wireless

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 39 (10.77%) nginx
2 37 (10.22%) IIS
2 37 (10.22%) Tomcat
3 35 (9.67%) Jetty
3 35 (9.67%) Mongrel
3 35 (9.67%) WebSphere
4 25 (6.91%) MS Exchange
5 22 (6.08%) Apache
6 12 (3.31%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.21%) Confluence
8 6 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.10%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.10%) JBoss
10 4 (1.10%) MediaWiki
11 2 (0.55%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.55%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.28%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 43 (11.88%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.66%) MS Office
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 29 (8.01%) Amazon AWS
2 25 (6.91%) Cloud Computing
3 23 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (4.42%) Amazon EC2
4 16 (4.42%) Google App Engine
4 16 (4.42%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (1.38%) IaaS
5 5 (1.38%) PaaS
5 5 (1.38%) SaaS
6 4 (1.10%) Office 365
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.83%) Route 53
7 3 (0.83%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 196 (54.14%) VPN
2 169 (46.69%) Firewall
3 150 (41.44%) DNS
4 145 (40.06%) TCP/IP
5 124 (34.25%) DHCP
6 120 (33.15%) BGP
7 110 (30.39%) OSPF
8 109 (30.11%) SSL
9 106 (29.28%) WAN
10 99 (27.35%) MPLS
11 87 (24.03%) LAN
12 84 (23.20%) HTTP
13 83 (22.93%) Network Security
14 78 (21.55%) FTP
15 63 (17.40%) Wireless
16 62 (17.13%) Cisco ASA
17 54 (14.92%) Internet
18 45 (12.43%) EIGRP
18 45 (12.43%) HSRP
19 43 (11.88%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (11.88%) MySQL
2 30 (8.29%) MongoDB
3 29 (8.01%) PostgreSQL
3 29 (8.01%) SQL Server
4 13 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.31%) NoSQL
6 11 (3.04%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.38%) MariaDB
7 5 (1.38%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.10%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.10%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.83%) DB2
Development Applications
1 52 (14.36%) Jenkins
2 41 (11.33%) Travis CI
3 9 (2.49%) Git (software)
4 8 (2.21%) JIRA
5 7 (1.93%) Ant
5 7 (1.93%) JUnit
5 7 (1.93%) Maven
6 4 (1.10%) Hudson
6 4 (1.10%) JIRA Agile
6 4 (1.10%) Liquibase
6 4 (1.10%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.10%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.10%) Subversion
7 3 (0.83%) Gradle
7 3 (0.83%) Selenium
8 1 (0.28%) AppScan
8 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.28%) Burp Suite
8 1 (0.28%) GitLab
8 1 (0.28%) Metasploit
General
1 46 (12.71%) Finance
2 27 (7.46%) Telecoms
3 16 (4.42%) Marketing
4 5 (1.38%) Billing
5 4 (1.10%) Retail
6 3 (0.83%) Aerospace
6 3 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.55%) German Language
7 2 (0.55%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Military
7 2 (0.55%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
8 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 99 (27.35%) Network Engineer
2 44 (12.15%) Architect
3 36 (9.94%) Network Architect
4 34 (9.39%) DevOps Engineer
5 30 (8.29%) Cisco Engineer
6 29 (8.01%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 26 (7.18%) Security Engineer
8 25 (6.91%) Security Architect
9 24 (6.63%) Network Security Architect
10 23 (6.35%) Linux Engineer
10 23 (6.35%) Support Engineer
11 21 (5.80%) Consultant
12 17 (4.70%) Designer
12 17 (4.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 17 (4.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 17 (4.70%) Senior Network Engineer
13 15 (4.14%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 12 (3.31%) Administrator
14 12 (3.31%) Analyst
14 12 (3.31%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (9.67%) Servlets
2 31 (8.56%) .NET
2 31 (8.56%) J2EE
3 25 (6.91%) 802.1X
3 25 (6.91%) CSS
4 21 (5.80%) LAMP
4 21 (5.80%) LEMP Stack
5 18 (4.97%) LAPP Stack
6 13 (3.59%) XML
7 6 (1.66%) Web Services
8 4 (1.10%) ELK Stack
8 4 (1.10%) MCollective
8 4 (1.10%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.83%) Kafka
9 3 (0.83%) WireMock
10 1 (0.28%) HTML
10 1 (0.28%) RSS
10 1 (0.28%) Sensu
10 1 (0.28%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 78 (21.55%) Data Centre
2 59 (16.30%) PKI
3 31 (8.56%) CESG
4 26 (7.18%) Management Information System
5 24 (6.63%) Cryptography
6 23 (6.35%) Public Cloud
7 22 (6.08%) Computer Science
7 22 (6.08%) YubiKey
8 21 (5.80%) Client/Server
9 11 (3.04%) iPad
9 11 (3.04%) RSA SecurID
10 9 (2.49%) Clustering
10 9 (2.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 7 (1.93%) Analytical Skills
12 6 (1.66%) Driving Licence
12 6 (1.66%) Video Conferencing
13 5 (1.38%) Blackberry
13 5 (1.38%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.10%) Mathematics
14 4 (1.10%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 144 (39.78%) Linux
2 141 (38.95%) Windows
3 54 (14.92%) Windows Server
4 32 (8.84%) Unix
5 28 (7.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 25 (6.91%) Ubuntu
7 18 (4.97%) Windows Vista
8 16 (4.42%) CentOS
8 16 (4.42%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (3.04%) Windows 10
9 11 (3.04%) Windows 8
10 10 (2.76%) Solaris
11 7 (1.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (1.38%) Windows Server 2008
13 4 (1.10%) Debian
14 3 (0.83%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.28%) FreeBSD
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.28%) Mandriva Linux
15 1 (0.28%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (24.86%) Load Balancing
2 66 (18.23%) ITIL
3 60 (16.57%) DevOps
4 54 (14.92%) Change Management
5 53 (14.64%) Configuration Management
6 52 (14.36%) Network Design
7 45 (12.43%) Continuous Integration
8 34 (9.39%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 29 (8.01%) Agile Software Development
9 29 (8.01%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (7.73%) Mentoring
11 25 (6.91%) Change Control
11 25 (6.91%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 23 (6.35%) Continuous Delivery
12 23 (6.35%) Cybersecurity
12 23 (6.35%) Open Source
12 23 (6.35%) Risk Management
12 23 (6.35%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
13 21 (5.80%) Information Assurance
13 21 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 51 (14.09%) Java
2 46 (12.71%) Python
3 29 (8.01%) Perl
3 29 (8.01%) Ruby
4 24 (6.63%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.80%) PowerShell
6 19 (5.25%) C
7 18 (4.97%) C++
8 16 (4.42%) C#
9 15 (4.14%) Shell Script
10 13 (3.59%) VBScript
11 12 (3.31%) VB
12 9 (2.49%) SQL
13 5 (1.38%) PHP
14 3 (0.83%) Tcl
15 2 (0.55%) JavaScript
15 2 (0.55%) Korn
15 2 (0.55%) Lisp
16 1 (0.28%) Go
Qualifications
1 108 (29.83%) Cisco Certification
2 91 (25.14%) Security Cleared
3 80 (22.10%) SC Cleared
4 69 (19.06%) CCNP
5 52 (14.36%) CCNA
6 37 (10.22%) Degree
7 31 (8.56%) JNCIA
8 28 (7.73%) CISSP
9 27 (7.46%) JNCIS
10 24 (6.63%) CCIE
11 22 (6.08%) JNCIP
12 21 (5.80%) CESG Certified Professional
13 17 (4.70%) DV Cleared
14 15 (4.14%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (3.87%) MCSE
16 13 (3.59%) MCSA
16 13 (3.59%) MCSD
17 12 (3.31%) CCDP
17 12 (3.31%) CEH
18 8 (2.21%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.70%) RMADS
2 10 (2.76%) SLA
3 8 (2.21%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.66%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.55%) QA
7 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.28%) MiFID
System Software
1 69 (19.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (13.81%) Active Directory
3 28 (7.73%) Hyper-V
4 21 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.42%) Samba
5 16 (4.42%) vCloud
6 15 (4.14%) Sendmail
7 13 (3.59%) Xen
8 12 (3.31%) vSphere
9 8 (2.21%) Docker
9 8 (2.21%) Postfix
9 8 (2.21%) ProxySG
9 8 (2.21%) VMware ESX
10 6 (1.66%) iptables
11 4 (1.10%) Firmware
11 4 (1.10%) Squid
11 4 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.10%) XenServer
12 3 (0.83%) NFS
Systems Management
1 62 (17.13%) Puppet
2 32 (8.84%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (4.70%) Cisco Prime
3 17 (4.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 15 (4.14%) Ansible
4 15 (4.14%) Nagios
5 10 (2.76%) FortiGate
6 8 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
6 8 (2.21%) SolarWinds Orion
6 8 (2.21%) ZABBIX
7 7 (1.93%) OpenView
7 7 (1.93%) Terraform
8 6 (1.66%) Kubernetes
9 5 (1.38%) Cacti
9 5 (1.38%) logstash
10 4 (1.10%) Backup Exec
10 4 (1.10%) Kibana
10 4 (1.10%) Packer
10 4 (1.10%) Rancher
10 4 (1.10%) SCCM
Vendors
1 147 (40.61%) Cisco
2 104 (28.73%) Microsoft
3 103 (28.45%) Juniper
4 79 (21.82%) VMware
5 77 (21.27%) F5
6 60 (16.57%) CheckPoint
7 55 (15.19%) Palo Alto
8 44 (12.15%) Citrix
9 34 (9.39%) Oracle
10 31 (8.56%) Red Hat
11 27 (7.46%) Aerohive Networks
12 21 (5.80%) Blue Coat
12 21 (5.80%) HP
13 17 (4.70%) NetApp
14 16 (4.42%) Google
15 12 (3.31%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.49%) Dell
17 8 (2.21%) Extreme Networks
18 6 (1.66%) Splunk
19 5 (1.38%) Sourcefire
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