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 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
Rank 509 398 468
Rank change year-on-year
-111 +70
Contract jobs citing IPsec 140 285 179
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.49% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.71% 3.59% 2.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 177 95
Median daily rate £459 £435 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.51% +24.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £325 £241
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £328
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +29.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
Median hourly rate £44.75 £43.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.06% +43.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.05 £13.50 £24.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.83 £49.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.75 £47.83 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.43% +83.96%

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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 September 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 25 September 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 -95 133 £475 +7.34% 32
London -38 62 £475 +9.19% 6
South East -23 34 £475 +28.37% 16
Buckinghamshire +35 15 £525 - 1
Milton Keynes +25 14 £525 - 1
City of London +6 13 £425 -5.55% 1
Hampshire -13 8 £352 +2.02% 7
Croydon - 8 £385 -
East of England +17 7 £320 +23.07% 2
North West +16 7 £548 +15.26% 3
Surrey +11 7 £438 +0.80% 4
Yorkshire -4 7 £500 -0.79%
Scotland +18 6 £320 +1.58%
Manchester -4 6 £350 -26.31% 3
South West -4 6 £371 -25.75% 3
Berkshire -7 6 £450 +2.85% 1
North East -32 6 £492 -1.70%
Tyne and Wear -33 6 £492 -1.70%
Hertfordshire - 6 £348 - 1
Bristol +1 5 £350 -41.66% 2
Sheffield -5 5 £500 +28.20%
South Yorkshire -6 5 £500 +28.20%
Newcastle upon Tyne -34 5 £492 -1.70%
Watford - 5 £320 - 1
Erskine -24 4 £320 -3.03%
Renfrewshire -24 4 £320 -3.03%
Reading +13 3 £430 +1.17%
West Midlands -17 3 - - 2
Stafford - 3 - -
Woking - 3 £450 - 3

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 165 (49.55%) VPN
1 165 (49.55%) Firewall
2 142 (42.64%) Cisco
3 134 (40.24%) DNS
4 130 (39.04%) TCP/IP
5 123 (36.94%) Windows
5 123 (36.94%) Linux
6 114 (34.23%) DHCP
7 108 (32.43%) BGP
8 104 (31.23%) OSPF
9 103 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
10 101 (30.33%) SSL
11 99 (29.73%) Juniper
11 99 (29.73%) WAN
12 94 (28.23%) MPLS
13 92 (27.63%) Microsoft
14 87 (26.13%) Security Cleared
15 85 (25.53%) LAN
16 84 (25.23%) F5
17 82 (24.62%) Load Balancing
18 80 (24.02%) Network Security
19 76 (22.82%) SC Cleared
20 73 (21.92%) Data Centre
21 72 (21.62%) FTP
22 69 (20.72%) ITIL
22 69 (20.72%) VMware
23 68 (20.42%) HTTP
24 63 (18.92%) CCNP
24 63 (18.92%) Change Management
25 62 (18.62%) 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 35 (10.51%) nginx
2 32 (9.61%) Tomcat
3 31 (9.31%) IIS
3 31 (9.31%) Jetty
3 31 (9.31%) Mongrel
3 31 (9.31%) WebSphere
4 27 (8.11%) MS Exchange
5 24 (7.21%) Apache
6 11 (3.30%) MQSeries
7 8 (2.40%) Confluence
8 7 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2010
9 5 (1.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.20%) Elasticsearch
10 4 (1.20%) JBoss
10 4 (1.20%) MediaWiki
11 2 (0.60%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.30%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 37 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.80%) MS Office
3 4 (1.20%) HipChat
4 3 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 28 (8.41%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (6.31%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
4 15 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
4 15 (4.50%) Google App Engine
4 15 (4.50%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (1.80%) PaaS
5 6 (1.80%) SaaS
6 5 (1.50%) IaaS
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.90%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.90%) Office 365
7 3 (0.90%) Route 53
7 3 (0.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.60%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 165 (49.55%) Firewall
1 165 (49.55%) VPN
2 134 (40.24%) DNS
3 130 (39.04%) TCP/IP
4 114 (34.23%) DHCP
5 108 (32.43%) BGP
6 104 (31.23%) OSPF
7 101 (30.33%) SSL
8 99 (29.73%) WAN
9 94 (28.23%) MPLS
10 85 (25.53%) LAN
11 80 (24.02%) Network Security
12 72 (21.62%) FTP
13 68 (20.42%) HTTP
14 62 (18.62%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (18.62%) Wireless
15 54 (16.22%) Internet
16 50 (15.02%) HSRP
17 41 (12.31%) EIGRP
18 40 (12.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (12.01%) MySQL
2 35 (10.51%) SQL Server
3 28 (8.41%) PostgreSQL
4 26 (7.81%) MongoDB
5 12 (3.60%) Relational Database
6 10 (3.00%) NoSQL
6 10 (3.00%) RDBMS
7 5 (1.50%) MariaDB
8 4 (1.20%) Hadoop
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (1.20%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.90%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 47 (14.11%) Jenkins
2 38 (11.41%) Travis CI
3 8 (2.40%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.40%) JIRA
4 5 (1.50%) Ant
4 5 (1.50%) JUnit
4 5 (1.50%) Maven
5 4 (1.20%) Hudson
5 4 (1.20%) JIRA Agile
5 4 (1.20%) Liquibase
5 4 (1.20%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.20%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.20%) Subversion
6 1 (0.30%) Gradle
6 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 48 (14.41%) Finance
2 28 (8.41%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.70%) Marketing
4 5 (1.50%) Billing
5 3 (0.90%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.90%) Retail
6 2 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.60%) Banking
6 2 (0.60%) German Language
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Military
7 1 (0.30%) French Language
7 1 (0.30%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.30%) Law
7 1 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (28.23%) Network Engineer
2 44 (13.21%) Architect
3 37 (11.11%) Network Architect
4 31 (9.31%) DevOps Engineer
5 29 (8.71%) Cisco Engineer
6 28 (8.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 25 (7.51%) Security Architect
8 24 (7.21%) Network Security Architect
9 21 (6.31%) Security Engineer
10 20 (6.01%) Linux Engineer
10 20 (6.01%) Support Engineer
11 19 (5.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (4.80%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 16 (4.80%) Senior Network Engineer
13 15 (4.50%) Consultant
14 14 (4.20%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 13 (3.90%) Designer
16 12 (3.60%) Information Assurance Leader
17 11 (3.30%) Network Security Engineer
17 11 (3.30%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (9.31%) Servlets
2 27 (8.11%) J2EE
3 25 (7.51%) 802.1X
4 21 (6.31%) .NET
5 20 (6.01%) LAMP
5 20 (6.01%) LEMP Stack
6 17 (5.11%) CSS
6 17 (5.11%) LAPP Stack
7 5 (1.50%) ELK Stack
7 5 (1.50%) Web Services
7 5 (1.50%) XML
8 4 (1.20%) MCollective
8 4 (1.20%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.90%) Kafka
10 1 (0.30%) HTML
10 1 (0.30%) WireMock
Miscellaneous
1 73 (21.92%) Data Centre
2 54 (16.22%) PKI
3 32 (9.61%) CESG
4 30 (9.01%) Cryptography
4 30 (9.01%) Management Information System
5 23 (6.91%) Computer Science
6 22 (6.61%) YubiKey
7 21 (6.31%) Client/Server
8 15 (4.50%) Public Cloud
9 13 (3.90%) Clustering
10 11 (3.30%) iPad
11 9 (2.70%) RSA SecurID
12 8 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
12 8 (2.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (2.40%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.80%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.80%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.50%) N-Tier
15 4 (1.20%) Mathematics
15 4 (1.20%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 123 (36.94%) Linux
1 123 (36.94%) Windows
2 46 (13.81%) Windows Server
3 36 (10.81%) Unix
4 20 (6.01%) Windows Vista
5 18 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.20%) CentOS
7 14 (4.20%) Ubuntu
8 13 (3.90%) Solaris
9 10 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (2.10%) Windows 10
10 7 (2.10%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.20%) Debian
11 4 (1.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (0.90%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.30%) AIX
13 1 (0.30%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.30%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (24.62%) Load Balancing
2 69 (20.72%) ITIL
3 63 (18.92%) Change Management
4 53 (15.92%) DevOps
5 52 (15.62%) Network Design
6 47 (14.11%) Configuration Management
7 46 (13.81%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (9.01%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 29 (8.71%) Stakeholder Management
10 28 (8.41%) Agile Software Development
11 27 (8.11%) Cybersecurity
12 25 (7.51%) Information Assurance
12 25 (7.51%) Two-Factor Authentication
13 24 (7.21%) Change Control
13 24 (7.21%) Open Source
13 24 (7.21%) Risk Management
14 23 (6.91%) Stakeholder and Relationship Management
15 22 (6.61%) Penetration Testing
16 19 (5.71%) Mentoring
16 19 (5.71%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (12.01%) Java
2 39 (11.71%) Python
3 24 (7.21%) Ruby
4 21 (6.31%) Bash Shell
5 20 (6.01%) Perl
6 15 (4.50%) Shell Script
7 13 (3.90%) SQL
8 12 (3.60%) PowerShell
9 7 (2.10%) C++
10 6 (1.80%) C
11 5 (1.50%) C#
11 5 (1.50%) VB
11 5 (1.50%) VBScript
12 4 (1.20%) PHP
13 2 (0.60%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.60%) Lisp
14 1 (0.30%) Korn
Qualifications
1 103 (30.93%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (26.13%) Security Cleared
3 76 (22.82%) SC Cleared
4 63 (18.92%) CCNP
5 51 (15.32%) CCNA
6 35 (10.51%) Degree
7 32 (9.61%) CISSP
8 31 (9.31%) JNCIA
9 27 (8.11%) JNCIS
10 26 (7.81%) CCIE
11 25 (7.51%) CESG Certified Professional
12 18 (5.41%) JNCIP
13 15 (4.50%) CEH
14 12 (3.60%) CCDP
15 11 (3.30%) DV Cleared
15 11 (3.30%) MCSA
15 11 (3.30%) Microsoft Certification
16 9 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
16 9 (2.70%) MCSE
17 8 (2.40%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.41%) RMADS
2 11 (3.30%) PCI DSS
2 11 (3.30%) SLA
3 7 (2.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.90%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.30%) MiFID
6 1 (0.30%) QA
System Software
1 59 (17.72%) VMware Infrastructure
2 54 (16.22%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.01%) Hyper-V
4 19 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
5 17 (5.11%) Sendmail
6 15 (4.50%) Samba
6 15 (4.50%) Xen
7 14 (4.20%) vCloud
8 13 (3.90%) vSphere
9 8 (2.40%) Postfix
9 8 (2.40%) ProxySG
9 8 (2.40%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (2.10%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.80%) iptables
12 5 (1.50%) Docker
13 4 (1.20%) Firmware
13 4 (1.20%) Squid
13 4 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.20%) XenServer
14 3 (0.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 55 (16.52%) Puppet
2 26 (7.81%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (5.11%) Cisco Prime
4 14 (4.20%) Nagios
5 11 (3.30%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 10 (3.00%) Ansible
7 9 (2.70%) FortiGate
8 8 (2.40%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (2.40%) ZABBIX
9 7 (2.10%) OpenView
9 7 (2.10%) Terraform
10 6 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.50%) Backup Exec
11 5 (1.50%) Cacti
11 5 (1.50%) Netcool
11 5 (1.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 5 (1.50%) Tivoli
12 4 (1.20%) logstash
12 4 (1.20%) Packer
12 4 (1.20%) SCCM
Vendors
1 142 (42.64%) Cisco
2 99 (29.73%) Juniper
3 92 (27.63%) Microsoft
4 84 (25.23%) F5
5 69 (20.72%) VMware
6 59 (17.72%) Palo Alto
7 53 (15.92%) CheckPoint
8 52 (15.62%) Citrix
9 33 (9.91%) Oracle
10 27 (8.11%) Aerohive Networks
11 22 (6.61%) HP
12 21 (6.31%) Red Hat
13 19 (5.71%) Blue Coat
14 15 (4.50%) Google
14 15 (4.50%) NetApp
15 12 (3.60%) SolarWinds
16 9 (2.70%) Dell
17 8 (2.40%) Extreme Networks
18 7 (2.10%) Fortinet
18 7 (2.10%) Splunk
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
LA International
Rate: Market Rates Apply
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: From £350 to £374 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Plan-net
Rate: Competitive rate
Posted: 4 days ago