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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 12 August 2022 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)
Central London > City of London
6 months to
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 190 169 126
Rank change year-on-year -21 -43 +98
Contract jobs citing IPsec 10 2 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.058% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.34% 0.65% 2.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 4
10th Percentile £444 - £516
25th Percentile £463 £453 £522
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £630 £455 £550
Median % change year-on-year +38.46% -17.27% +15.79%
75th Percentile £722 £458 £591
90th Percentile £758 - £619
Central London median daily rate £630 £455 £550
% change year-on-year +38.46% -17.27% +10.00%

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 the City of London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 427 309 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 9.43% 8.91% 10.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 229 176
10th Percentile £265 £340 £255
25th Percentile £391 £413 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £520 £489
Median % change year-on-year +0.96% +6.39% +2.89%
75th Percentile £638 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £706 £638
Central London median daily rate £525 £505 £486
% change year-on-year +3.96% +3.86% +2.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 3
10th Percentile £20.70 £13.88 £36.78
25th Percentile £23.50 £17.44 £36.81
Median hourly rate £26.00 £22.25 £37.75
Median % change year-on-year +16.85% -41.06% +41.12%
75th Percentile £60.88 £34.25 £47.56
90th Percentile £63.35 £37.75 £52.93
Central London median hourly rate £33.75 £22.25 £37.63
% change year-on-year +51.69% -40.86% +75.00%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the City of London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IPsec in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for IPsec in the City of London

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPsec in the City of London over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for IPsec in the City of London

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IPsec in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for IPsec in the City of London

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
3 7 (70.00%) Azure
4 6 (60.00%) AWS
4 6 (60.00%) SD-WAN
5 5 (50.00%) Information Security
5 5 (50.00%) Linux
5 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
6 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (40.00%) LAN
7 3 (30.00%) Oracle
7 3 (30.00%) Windows
7 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
7 3 (30.00%) Akamai
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
7 3 (30.00%) OWASP
7 3 (30.00%) Meraki
7 3 (30.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (30.00%) DDoS Mitigation
7 3 (30.00%) Cisco Firepower
7 3 (30.00%) DevSecOps
7 3 (30.00%) Amazon GuardDuty

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Azure
2 6 (60.00%) AWS
3 3 (30.00%) Akamai
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 3 (30.00%) Amazon GuardDuty
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (20.00%) Amazon S3
4 2 (20.00%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (20.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (20.00%) CloudFront
4 2 (20.00%) Serverless
5 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (10.00%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) VPN
2 9 (90.00%) Firewall
3 7 (70.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) SD-WAN
5 4 (40.00%) LAN
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 2 (20.00%) BGP
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (20.00%) DNS
7 2 (20.00%) Internet
7 2 (20.00%) MPLS
7 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
7 2 (20.00%) Network Security
7 2 (20.00%) NGFW
7 2 (20.00%) SSL
7 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (20.00%) WLAN
8 1 (10.00%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Social Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Banking
3 1 (10.00%) Organisational Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (30.00%) Windows
3 2 (20.00%) HPUX
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Cybersecurity
1 5 (50.00%) Information Security
2 4 (40.00%) Vulnerability Management
3 3 (30.00%) Asset Management
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) DDoS Mitigation
3 3 (30.00%) DevSecOps
3 3 (30.00%) Dynamic Application Security Testing
3 3 (30.00%) OWASP
3 3 (30.00%) Static Application Security Testing
4 2 (20.00%) Data Loss Prevention
4 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (20.00%) Knowledge Transfer
4 2 (20.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 2 (20.00%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (20.00%) SIEM
4 2 (20.00%) Threat Modelling
4 2 (20.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (20.00%) Zero Trust
5 1 (10.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Bash
1 1 (10.00%) Perl
1 1 (10.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) CCNP
2 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (10.00%) JNCIS
2 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Ansible
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (10.00%) Kubernetes
2 1 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Cisco
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Meraki
2 3 (30.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Barracuda Networks
3 2 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Juniper
3 2 (20.00%) McAfee
3 2 (20.00%) NetApp
3 2 (20.00%) Palo Alto
3 2 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (20.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (20.00%) Sophos
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (10.00%) Forcepoint
4 1 (10.00%) Google
4 1 (10.00%) Remedy
4 1 (10.00%) Tripwire