Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 - 85
Rank change year-on-year - +85 -
Contract jobs citing IPsec 9 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.57% - 0.074%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.27% - 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 1
Birmingham median daily rate £413 - £400
10th Percentile £390 - £375
90th Percentile £438 - £425
West Midlands median daily rate £413 - £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - £46.00 -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 275 213 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.27% 13.99% 13.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 136 111
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £204 £181
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 22 November 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 9 (100.00%) VPN
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) CCIE
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
2 7 (77.78%) VLAN
3 6 (66.67%) SSH
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) SNMP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) PKI
4 4 (44.44%) 802.1X
4 4 (44.44%) HSRP
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) TACACS
4 4 (44.44%) Sophos
5 3 (33.33%) BGP
5 3 (33.33%) EIGRP
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 3 (33.33%) HP

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 (11.11%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (33.33%) Akamai
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (33.33%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 9 (100.00%) DNS
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
1 9 (100.00%) VPN
2 7 (77.78%) VLAN
3 6 (66.67%) DHCP
3 6 (66.67%) LAN
3 6 (66.67%) SNMP
3 6 (66.67%) SSH
4 4 (44.44%) HSRP
4 4 (44.44%) TACACS
5 3 (33.33%) BIG-IP
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 3 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 3 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 3 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (44.44%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 3 (33.33%) SIEM
1 3 (33.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) CCIE
1 9 (100.00%) CCNP
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (44.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Nagios
1 3 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Juniper
2 7 (77.78%) SolarWinds
3 4 (44.44%) Sophos
4 3 (33.33%) AppDynamics
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) F5
4 3 (33.33%) Fortinet
4 3 (33.33%) HP
4 3 (33.33%) Infoblox
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto