The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for IPsec skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IPsec over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 71 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.47% 0.12% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 0.81% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £400 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £334
% change year-on-year +1.91% +17.60%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £47.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +47.16%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 92 124 138
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 14.49% 14.99% 18.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 82 84
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £200 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in Birmingham

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in Birmingham

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) SNMP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) Sophos
1 3 (100.00%) TACACS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) SSH
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) HSRP
1 3 (100.00%) 802.1X
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 3 (100.00%) DHCP
1 3 (100.00%) DNS
1 3 (100.00%) Firewall
1 3 (100.00%) HSRP
1 3 (100.00%) LAN
1 3 (100.00%) SNMP
1 3 (100.00%) SSH
1 3 (100.00%) TACACS
1 3 (100.00%) VLAN
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) CCIE
1 3 (100.00%) CCNP
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
1 3 (100.00%) Juniper
1 3 (100.00%) SolarWinds
1 3 (100.00%) Sophos