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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
UK
Rank 444 464 443
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -21
Contract jobs citing IPsec 153 159 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.31% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.24% 2.16% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 90 82
Median daily rate £460 £411 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.85% +19.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 6 3
Median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £30.00

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
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +22 137 £463 +8.82% 34
London +33 64 £473 +0.80% 9
South East -6 33 £475 +26.66% 10
Yorkshire +23 18 £375 +11.94% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 18 £500 -5.66% 1
Milton Keynes +17 17 £500 -5.66%
West Yorkshire +26 15 £375 +11.94% 3
Leeds +24 12 £375 +11.94% 3
East of England +10 9 £350 -22.22% 1
Surrey +7 6 £500 -16.66% 2
Wales +2 6 £320 -15.23% 1
City of London -6 6 £326 -24.34% 3
South Wales +14 5 £320 -15.78% 1
Berkshire +3 5 £310 -11.42% 1
Essex +3 5 £285 -36.66%
North West +6 4 £475 +30.13% 1
Hampshire +1 4 £362 +2.84% 4
Reading -1 4 £300 -20.00% 1
West Midlands - 4 £275 - 1
Cheshire +13 3 £475 -20.83%
Warrington +7 3 £475 -20.83%
North Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Cardiff - 3 £320 - 1
Solihull - 3 - -
East Midlands +3 2 - -
Farnborough -5 2 - -
North East -30 2 £520 +12.43% 1
Tyne and Wear -33 2 £520 +12.43%
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 2 £520 +12.43%
Lincolnshire - 2 - -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 161 (57.09%) Cisco
2 151 (53.55%) VPN
3 135 (47.87%) Firewall
4 103 (36.52%) DNS
5 93 (32.98%) OSPF
5 93 (32.98%) SSL
6 92 (32.62%) TCP/IP
7 90 (31.91%) WAN
8 87 (30.85%) BGP
9 80 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
10 79 (28.01%) Data Centre
11 78 (27.66%) LAN
12 77 (27.30%) Security Cleared
13 76 (26.95%) F5
13 76 (26.95%) Windows
13 76 (26.95%) DHCP
14 75 (26.60%) Wireless
15 74 (26.24%) Linux
16 72 (25.53%) VMware
16 72 (25.53%) SC Cleared
16 72 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
17 71 (25.18%) MPLS
18 63 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
19 60 (21.28%) Microsoft
19 60 (21.28%) CCNP
20 57 (20.21%) CheckPoint
21 55 (19.50%) Juniper
21 55 (19.50%) Palo Alto
22 53 (18.79%) ITIL
23 52 (18.44%) Network Security

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 32 (11.35%) nginx
2 31 (10.99%) Apache
3 21 (7.45%) Confluence
4 19 (6.74%) IIS
5 18 (6.38%) Jetty
5 18 (6.38%) Mongrel
5 18 (6.38%) Tomcat
5 18 (6.38%) WebSphere
6 17 (6.03%) Elasticsearch
7 14 (4.96%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (0.71%) Oracle Workflow
8 2 (0.71%) SAS
9 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
Applications
1 21 (7.45%) HipChat
2 13 (4.61%) MS Excel
3 5 (1.77%) MS Office
3 5 (1.77%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.42%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 49 (17.38%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (5.67%) Amazon EC2
4 14 (4.96%) Google App Engine
4 14 (4.96%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.19%) Akamai
6 5 (1.77%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.77%) Office 365
6 5 (1.77%) PaaS
6 5 (1.77%) SaaS
7 4 (1.42%) IaaS
8 2 (0.71%) HP Helion
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.35%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.35%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.35%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.35%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 151 (53.55%) VPN
2 135 (47.87%) Firewall
3 103 (36.52%) DNS
4 93 (32.98%) OSPF
4 93 (32.98%) SSL
5 92 (32.62%) TCP/IP
6 90 (31.91%) WAN
7 87 (30.85%) BGP
8 78 (27.66%) LAN
9 76 (26.95%) DHCP
10 75 (26.60%) Wireless
11 72 (25.53%) Cisco ASA
12 71 (25.18%) MPLS
13 63 (22.34%) Cisco Nexus
14 52 (18.44%) Network Security
15 51 (18.09%) HSRP
16 42 (14.89%) SSH
17 39 (13.83%) EIGRP
18 38 (13.48%) Ethernet
19 37 (13.12%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.80%) PostgreSQL
3 17 (6.03%) Hadoop
3 17 (6.03%) Oracle Database
3 17 (6.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (3.90%) MySQL
5 10 (3.55%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.77%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.42%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.42%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.71%) Redis
8 2 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.71%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (14.18%) Jenkins
2 23 (8.16%) Git (software)
3 21 (7.45%) JIRA
3 21 (7.45%) JIRA Agile
3 21 (7.45%) Sonatype Nexus
3 21 (7.45%) Travis CI
4 18 (6.38%) Ant
4 18 (6.38%) JUnit
4 18 (6.38%) Maven
5 17 (6.03%) Liquibase
5 17 (6.03%) SonarQube
6 5 (1.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.35%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.35%) Gradle
7 1 (0.35%) Selenium
7 1 (0.35%) Vagrant
General
1 32 (11.35%) Finance
2 15 (5.32%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.48%) Legal
4 6 (2.13%) Banking
5 5 (1.77%) Billing
6 4 (1.42%) Retail
7 3 (1.06%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.35%) Automotive
8 1 (0.35%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (33.69%) Network Engineer
2 28 (9.93%) Architect
3 22 (7.80%) Cisco Engineer
4 21 (7.45%) Consultant
5 20 (7.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 20 (7.09%) Senior Network Engineer
6 18 (6.38%) Analyst
6 18 (6.38%) Network Architect
7 15 (5.32%) Network Analyst
7 15 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 14 (4.96%) Network Support
8 14 (4.96%) Security Advisor
8 14 (4.96%) Support Engineer
9 12 (4.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 12 (4.26%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.90%) Network Support Engineer
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) Senior Network Analyst
11 10 (3.55%) Team Leader
12 9 (3.19%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (9.93%) 802.1X
2 21 (7.45%) Software Packaging
3 18 (6.38%) ELK Stack
3 18 (6.38%) Servlets
4 17 (6.03%) MCollective
4 17 (6.03%) Web Services
5 16 (5.67%) .NET
6 14 (4.96%) J2EE
7 4 (1.42%) XMPP
8 3 (1.06%) COM
8 3 (1.06%) LAMP
8 3 (1.06%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (1.06%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (1.06%) Node.js
8 3 (1.06%) SOAP
9 2 (0.71%) SAML
10 1 (0.35%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.35%) CSS
10 1 (0.35%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (0.35%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 79 (28.01%) Data Centre
2 31 (10.99%) Cryptography
3 28 (9.93%) Management Information System
4 23 (8.16%) CESG
5 18 (6.38%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 17 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (4.61%) Computer Science
7 13 (4.61%) Hybrid Cloud
8 12 (4.26%) PKI
9 11 (3.90%) Client/Server
10 10 (3.55%) Clustering
11 8 (2.84%) VCE vBlock
12 7 (2.48%) RSA SecurID
13 6 (2.13%) Driving Licence
14 4 (1.42%) Blackberry
14 4 (1.42%) Security Operations Centre
14 4 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
15 3 (1.06%) Fat Client
15 3 (1.06%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 3 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 76 (26.95%) Windows
2 74 (26.24%) Linux
3 31 (10.99%) Unix
4 26 (9.22%) CentOS
5 18 (6.38%) Windows Server
6 17 (6.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (6.03%) VyOS
7 13 (4.61%) RancherOS
8 11 (3.90%) Windows Vista
9 8 (2.84%) Solaris
10 7 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (2.13%) Ubuntu
11 6 (2.13%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.77%) Windows 10
12 5 (1.77%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.77%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.42%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.06%) AIX
14 3 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
15 2 (0.71%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (18.79%) ITIL
2 51 (18.09%) Configuration Management
3 42 (14.89%) DevOps
4 38 (13.48%) Change Management
5 37 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
5 37 (13.12%) Load Balancing
6 34 (12.06%) Service Management
7 33 (11.70%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (9.22%) Stakeholder Management
9 24 (8.51%) Network Management
10 23 (8.16%) Risk Management
11 21 (7.45%) Scrum
12 20 (7.09%) Continuous Delivery
12 20 (7.09%) Workflow
13 18 (6.38%) Open Source
14 17 (6.03%) Identity Management
14 17 (6.03%) Information Assurance
14 17 (6.03%) Network Architecture
14 17 (6.03%) Network Design
15 16 (5.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (7.45%) Java
2 19 (6.74%) Shell Script
3 13 (4.61%) SQL
4 10 (3.55%) Python
5 5 (1.77%) Ruby
6 4 (1.42%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.06%) C
7 3 (1.06%) PHP
8 2 (0.71%) Perl
9 1 (0.35%) C++
9 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.35%) Lisp
9 1 (0.35%) Lua
9 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 80 (28.37%) Cisco Certification
2 77 (27.30%) Security Cleared
3 72 (25.53%) SC Cleared
4 60 (21.28%) CCNP
5 31 (10.99%) CISSP
6 30 (10.64%) CCNA
7 23 (8.16%) CESG Certified Professional
7 23 (8.16%) Degree
8 22 (7.80%) CCIE
9 16 (5.67%) DV Cleared
10 15 (5.32%) CCSA
11 9 (3.19%) CCDP
12 6 (2.13%) CEH
13 5 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (1.42%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 3 (1.06%) GCIH
15 3 (1.06%) GIAC
15 3 (1.06%) MCSA
15 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (6.74%) RMADS
2 15 (5.32%) PCI DSS
3 8 (2.84%) SLA
4 7 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.71%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.71%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.35%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.35%) HMG Infosec
System Software
1 48 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 46 (16.31%) Active Directory
3 32 (11.35%) vCloud
4 19 (6.74%) vSphere
5 18 (6.38%) Docker
6 17 (6.03%) Postfix
6 17 (6.03%) Squid
7 13 (4.61%) Hyper-V
7 13 (4.61%) Xen
8 8 (2.84%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (2.48%) Sendmail
10 4 (1.42%) Firmware
10 4 (1.42%) ProxySG
11 3 (1.06%) BIND 9
11 3 (1.06%) Forefront TMG
11 3 (1.06%) VMware ESX
11 3 (1.06%) XenServer
12 2 (0.71%) NFS
12 2 (0.71%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.71%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 45 (15.96%) Puppet
2 20 (7.09%) Ansible
3 18 (6.38%) Terraform
4 17 (6.03%) Consul
4 17 (6.03%) Kibana
4 17 (6.03%) Kubernetes
4 17 (6.03%) logstash
4 17 (6.03%) Packer
4 17 (6.03%) Rancher
4 17 (6.03%) ZABBIX
5 14 (4.96%) HAProxy
6 13 (4.61%) FortiGate
7 11 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.84%) WhatsUp Gold
9 7 (2.48%) Netcool
9 7 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 7 (2.48%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.77%) Cacti
10 5 (1.77%) Nessus
10 5 (1.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 161 (57.09%) Cisco
2 76 (26.95%) F5
3 72 (25.53%) VMware
4 60 (21.28%) Microsoft
5 57 (20.21%) CheckPoint
6 55 (19.50%) Juniper
6 55 (19.50%) Palo Alto
7 38 (13.48%) Citrix
8 30 (10.64%) Oracle
9 17 (6.03%) AppDynamics
9 17 (6.03%) Fortinet
9 17 (6.03%) HP
9 17 (6.03%) Sonatype
9 17 (6.03%) Vyatta
10 16 (5.67%) Aruba
10 16 (5.67%) Google
11 14 (4.96%) Blue Coat
12 12 (4.26%) Riverbed
12 12 (4.26%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.48%) Veritas
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