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 7 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 453 481 471
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -10
Contract jobs citing IPsec 177 164 162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.30% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 2.07% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 107 92
Median daily rate £430 £400 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +18.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £549 £533 £449
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £333
% change year-on-year
- +12.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 8
Median hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.69 £10.60 £29.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.35 £47.83 £39.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.81 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-0.65% -

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
7558 7938 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.16% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4563 4664 4682
Median daily rate £400 £400 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 477 441
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend

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 7 December 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
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 7 December 2016.

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 7 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
England +42 161 £455 +5.81% 29
London +29 79 £475 +2.70% 9
South East +22 41 £400 +8.10% 9
Yorkshire +23 18 £375 -29.64%
West Yorkshire +33 16 £375 -29.64%
Buckinghamshire +31 16 £475 -10.37% 1
Milton Keynes +31 15 £475 -10.37%
Leeds +23 12 £375 -29.64%
City of London +5 12 £450 -4.00% 2
Hampshire +10 9 £362 -3.46% 5
Croydon - 9 £488 -
East of England +9 8 £350 +29.62% 3
Scotland +17 7 £320 +16.36%
North West +1 7 £525 +43.83% 2
Surrey +17 6 £500 +18.62% 1
Erskine - 6 £325 -
Renfrewshire - 6 £325 -
Essex +5 5 £285 +5.55%
North East -34 5 £494 +23.50%
Tyne and Wear -36 5 £494 +23.50%
Berkshire +7 4 £300 -6.25% 1
Reading +3 4 £300 -20.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -40 4 £520 +30.00%
Farnborough +4 3 - -
Manchester 0 3 £525 +36.80% 1
South Wales -2 3 £320 -12.32% 2
Wales -13 3 £320 -13.51% 3
Cardiff - 3 £320 -
Cheshire - 3 £475 -
Gatwick +8 2 £374 -

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 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 with a requirement for IPsec.

1 190 (56.05%) VPN
2 188 (55.46%) Cisco
3 173 (51.03%) Firewall
4 118 (34.81%) DNS
5 114 (33.63%) TCP/IP
5 114 (33.63%) OSPF
6 113 (33.33%) SSL
7 109 (32.15%) BGP
8 102 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
9 101 (29.79%) Windows
10 99 (29.20%) WAN
11 93 (27.43%) Linux
11 93 (27.43%) LAN
11 93 (27.43%) F5
12 92 (27.14%) Data Centre
13 90 (26.55%) Cisco ASA
14 87 (25.66%) Security Cleared
15 85 (25.07%) Wireless
16 84 (24.78%) DHCP
17 82 (24.19%) SC Cleared
18 81 (23.89%) Juniper
19 80 (23.60%) MPLS
20 79 (23.30%) VMware
21 74 (21.83%) ITIL
22 73 (21.53%) CCNP
23 69 (20.35%) Microsoft
23 69 (20.35%) Network Security
24 67 (19.76%) Palo Alto
24 67 (19.76%) Cisco Nexus
25 65 (19.17%) CheckPoint

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 34 (10.03%) nginx
2 31 (9.14%) Apache
3 23 (6.78%) Confluence
4 21 (6.19%) MS Exchange
5 19 (5.60%) IIS
5 19 (5.60%) Tomcat
6 18 (5.31%) Jetty
6 18 (5.31%) Mongrel
6 18 (5.31%) WebSphere
7 17 (5.01%) Elasticsearch
8 7 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.59%) JBoss
10 2 (0.59%) MediaWiki
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.59%) Oracle Workflow
10 2 (0.59%) SAS
11 1 (0.29%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (6.19%) HipChat
1 21 (6.19%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.77%) MS Office
2 6 (1.77%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.59%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.18%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 42 (12.39%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.54%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (2.95%) Google App Engine
4 10 (2.95%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (1.77%) Office 365
7 5 (1.47%) PaaS
7 5 (1.47%) SaaS
8 4 (1.18%) IaaS
9 2 (0.59%) HP Helion
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.29%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.29%) AWS CloudTrail
10 1 (0.29%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 190 (56.05%) VPN
2 173 (51.03%) Firewall
3 118 (34.81%) DNS
4 114 (33.63%) OSPF
4 114 (33.63%) TCP/IP
5 113 (33.33%) SSL
6 109 (32.15%) BGP
7 99 (29.20%) WAN
8 93 (27.43%) LAN
9 90 (26.55%) Cisco ASA
10 85 (25.07%) Wireless
11 84 (24.78%) DHCP
12 80 (23.60%) MPLS
13 69 (20.35%) Network Security
14 67 (19.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 57 (16.81%) HSRP
16 53 (15.63%) Internet
17 43 (12.68%) EIGRP
18 40 (11.80%) FTP
18 40 (11.80%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.44%) PostgreSQL
1 32 (9.44%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.49%) MySQL
3 17 (5.01%) Hadoop
3 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database
3 17 (5.01%) Oracle Database 11g
4 11 (3.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.47%) MariaDB
6 4 (1.18%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.88%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.59%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.59%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.59%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.29%) Redis
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 40 (11.80%) Jenkins
2 24 (7.08%) Git (software)
3 23 (6.78%) JIRA
4 21 (6.19%) JIRA Agile
4 21 (6.19%) Sonatype Nexus
5 19 (5.60%) Travis CI
6 18 (5.31%) Ant
6 18 (5.31%) JUnit
6 18 (5.31%) Maven
7 17 (5.01%) Liquibase
7 17 (5.01%) SonarQube
8 5 (1.47%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 2 (0.59%) Hudson
9 2 (0.59%) Subversion
10 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.29%) Gradle
10 1 (0.29%) Selenium
10 1 (0.29%) Vagrant
General
1 37 (10.91%) Finance
2 18 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.47%) Banking
4 3 (0.88%) Billing
4 3 (0.88%) Legal
4 3 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.29%) Automotive
5 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.29%) Law
5 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.29%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 111 (32.74%) Network Engineer
2 37 (10.91%) Architect
3 31 (9.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 28 (8.26%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 28 (8.26%) Network Architect
5 25 (7.37%) Consultant
6 24 (7.08%) Security Engineer
7 23 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
8 20 (5.90%) Analyst
9 18 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (5.01%) Network Security Engineer
11 16 (4.72%) Network Analyst
11 16 (4.72%) Security Architect
12 13 (3.83%) Network Security Architect
12 13 (3.83%) Security Advisor
12 13 (3.83%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.24%) DevOps Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Linux Engineer
13 11 (3.24%) Team Leader
14 10 (2.95%) Senior Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (9.73%) 802.1X
2 21 (6.19%) Software Packaging
3 18 (5.31%) ELK Stack
3 18 (5.31%) Servlets
4 17 (5.01%) MCollective
5 13 (3.83%) .NET
6 12 (3.54%) J2EE
7 9 (2.65%) Web Services
8 8 (2.36%) LAMP
8 8 (2.36%) LAPP Stack
8 8 (2.36%) LEMP Stack
9 4 (1.18%) CSS
10 3 (0.88%) COM
11 2 (0.59%) SAML
11 2 (0.59%) XMPP
12 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
12 1 (0.29%) HTML
12 1 (0.29%) Node.js
12 1 (0.29%) Sensu
12 1 (0.29%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 92 (27.14%) Data Centre
2 36 (10.62%) PKI
3 32 (9.44%) Cryptography
4 30 (8.85%) CESG
4 30 (8.85%) Management Information System
5 17 (5.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 15 (4.42%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (4.13%) Client/Server
8 13 (3.83%) Clustering
8 13 (3.83%) Computer Science
9 10 (2.95%) YubiKey
10 8 (2.36%) Hybrid Cloud
10 8 (2.36%) RSA SecurID
11 7 (2.06%) Blackberry
11 7 (2.06%) VCE vBlock
11 7 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
12 6 (1.77%) Driving Licence
13 5 (1.47%) N-Tier
14 4 (1.18%) Algorithms
15 3 (0.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 101 (29.79%) Windows
2 93 (27.43%) Linux
3 34 (10.03%) CentOS
3 34 (10.03%) Unix
4 24 (7.08%) Windows Server
5 23 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 17 (5.01%) VyOS
7 15 (4.42%) Solaris
8 14 (4.13%) Windows Vista
9 13 (3.83%) RancherOS
10 11 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (2.95%) Ubuntu
11 10 (2.95%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (2.06%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.77%) Windows 10
14 4 (1.18%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.18%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.88%) AIX
15 3 (0.88%) FreeBSD
15 3 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (21.83%) ITIL
2 55 (16.22%) Change Management
3 51 (15.04%) Load Balancing
4 46 (13.57%) Configuration Management
5 45 (13.27%) DevOps
6 42 (12.39%) Service Management
7 38 (11.21%) Continuous Integration
8 37 (10.91%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (10.91%) Stakeholder Management
9 31 (9.14%) Network Design
10 28 (8.26%) Network Management
11 24 (7.08%) Continuous Delivery
11 24 (7.08%) Risk Management
12 21 (6.19%) Information Assurance
12 21 (6.19%) Scrum
13 20 (5.90%) Network Architecture
13 20 (5.90%) Problem Management
14 18 (5.31%) Capacity Management
14 18 (5.31%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (5.31%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.19%) Python
2 20 (5.90%) Shell Script
3 19 (5.60%) Java
4 15 (4.42%) SQL
5 13 (3.83%) Ruby
6 10 (2.95%) Bash Shell
7 8 (2.36%) PowerShell
8 5 (1.47%) Perl
8 5 (1.47%) PHP
9 3 (0.88%) C
10 1 (0.29%) C++
10 1 (0.29%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.29%) Lua
10 1 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 102 (30.09%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (25.66%) Security Cleared
3 82 (24.19%) SC Cleared
4 73 (21.53%) CCNP
5 43 (12.68%) CCNA
6 33 (9.73%) CISSP
7 26 (7.67%) CCIE
7 26 (7.67%) Degree
8 23 (6.78%) CESG Certified Professional
9 19 (5.60%) JNCIA
10 17 (5.01%) CCDP
11 14 (4.13%) DV Cleared
12 11 (3.24%) JNCIP
12 11 (3.24%) JNCIS
13 10 (2.95%) CCSA
13 10 (2.95%) CEH
14 7 (2.06%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
16 3 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.31%) RMADS
2 17 (5.01%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.06%) SLA
4 5 (1.47%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.59%) FedRAMP
6 2 (0.59%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.29%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.29%) HMG Infosec
7 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 56 (16.52%) Active Directory
2 54 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (10.62%) vCloud
4 25 (7.37%) vSphere
5 19 (5.60%) Postfix
6 18 (5.31%) Docker
7 17 (5.01%) Squid
8 11 (3.24%) Sendmail
8 11 (3.24%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.95%) Xen
10 8 (2.36%) Hyper-V
10 8 (2.36%) ProxySG
11 7 (2.06%) VMware ESX
12 5 (1.47%) Firmware
12 5 (1.47%) iptables
12 5 (1.47%) XenServer
13 4 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.88%) BIND 9
14 3 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
14 3 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 47 (13.86%) Puppet
2 21 (6.19%) Ansible
3 19 (5.60%) ZABBIX
4 18 (5.31%) FortiGate
5 17 (5.01%) Consul
5 17 (5.01%) Kibana
5 17 (5.01%) Kubernetes
5 17 (5.01%) logstash
5 17 (5.01%) Packer
5 17 (5.01%) Rancher
5 17 (5.01%) Terraform
6 14 (4.13%) HAProxy
7 12 (3.54%) Opscode Chef
8 7 (2.06%) Cacti
8 7 (2.06%) Netcool
8 7 (2.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (2.06%) Tivoli
9 6 (1.77%) Cisco CUCM
9 6 (1.77%) Nagios
9 6 (1.77%) SCCM
Vendors
1 188 (55.46%) Cisco
2 93 (27.43%) F5
3 81 (23.89%) Juniper
4 79 (23.30%) VMware
5 69 (20.35%) Microsoft
6 67 (19.76%) Palo Alto
7 65 (19.17%) CheckPoint
8 46 (13.57%) Citrix
9 39 (11.50%) Oracle
10 28 (8.26%) HP
11 24 (7.08%) Blue Coat
12 17 (5.01%) AppDynamics
12 17 (5.01%) Sonatype
12 17 (5.01%) Vyatta
13 16 (4.72%) Aruba
14 15 (4.42%) Aerohive Networks
15 14 (4.13%) SolarWinds
16 13 (3.83%) Fortinet
17 12 (3.54%) Google
18 11 (3.24%) Dell
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