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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Internet Protocol Security (IPsec)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank - - 55
Contract jobs citing IPsec 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - - 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £531 £363 £388
% change year-on-year +46.55% -6.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £44.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.81% +46.66%  

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 106 87 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.59% 13.55% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 33 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing IPsec in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Birmingham

IPsec
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Server Hardening
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X

IPsec
Top Related 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) BGP
1 1 (100.00%) DHCP
1 1 (100.00%) DNS
1 1 (100.00%) DSL
1 1 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) FTP
1 1 (100.00%) Internet
1 1 (100.00%) Intrusion Detection
1 1 (100.00%) Network Security
1 1 (100.00%) OSPF
1 1 (100.00%) SMTP
1 1 (100.00%) SNMP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) High Availability
1 1 (100.00%) Penetration Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Server Hardening
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Firmware
1 1 (100.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco