The table below looks at the statistics for IPsec skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 21 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
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
England / West Midlands
Rank 119 - 108
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing IPsec 4 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% - 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.17% - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 3
Median daily rate £275 - £205
UK excluding London median daily rate £474 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+30.68% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 in the West Midlands region.

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
342 257 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.26% 9.92% 14.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 130 128
Median daily rate £363 £400 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £160 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 7 49
Median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.88% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

IPsec
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

IPsec Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing IPsec across the West Midlands region.

IPsec Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec across the West Midlands region.

IPsec Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 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
Solihull - 3 - -
Birmingham - 1 £275 - 1
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SSH
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF

IPsec
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) SSH
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DSL
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) F5
1 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco