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 3 months to 22 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)
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 163 208
Rank change year-on-year +7 +45  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 9 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.27% 0.18% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 1.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 4
Median daily rate £535 £500 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.00% +51.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £355 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £562 £515 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £338
% change year-on-year +1.91% +16.29%  
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 the City of London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 340 478 742
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 10.32% 14.04% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 377 550
Median daily rate £427 £450 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.11% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 25
Median hourly rate £24.86 £19.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +1.60%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £26.00 £41.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the City of London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in the City of London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the City of London

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 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 City of London region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
3 8 (61.54%) VPN
3 8 (61.54%) DHCP
4 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
5 6 (46.15%) Internet
5 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 6 (46.15%) DNS
5 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
6 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
6 5 (38.46%) HSRP
6 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
6 5 (38.46%) F5
6 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
6 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 5 (38.46%) LAN
6 5 (38.46%) MPLS
6 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 4 (30.77%) SQL
7 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (30.77%) HP
7 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 4 (30.77%) NetApp
7 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
7 4 (30.77%) Veeam
7 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
7 4 (30.77%) Replication
7 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (30.77%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (76.92%) Firewall
2 9 (69.23%) SSL
3 8 (61.54%) DHCP
3 8 (61.54%) VPN
4 6 (46.15%) DNS
4 6 (46.15%) Internet
4 6 (46.15%) WAN
5 5 (38.46%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (38.46%) HSRP
5 5 (38.46%) LAN
5 5 (38.46%) MPLS
5 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
6 4 (30.77%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
7 3 (23.08%) DMVPN
7 3 (23.08%) EIGRP
7 3 (23.08%) Network Security
7 3 (23.08%) OSPF
7 3 (23.08%) Wireless
7 3 (23.08%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Architect
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Data Centre Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Network Design Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Security Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (15.38%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (46.15%) Data Centre
2 4 (30.77%) Replication
3 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
4 1 (7.69%) NHS
4 1 (7.69%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
1 1 (7.69%) Windows
1 1 (7.69%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Cybersecurity
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Management
1 4 (30.77%) Kalman Filter
1 4 (30.77%) Load Balancing
1 4 (30.77%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (30.77%) Server Virtualisation
2 2 (15.38%) High Availability
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
3 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
3 1 (7.69%) DevOps
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.69%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile First
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architecture
3 1 (7.69%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Security Operations
3 1 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.69%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) Bash Shell
2 1 (7.69%) C-shell
2 1 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (7.69%) Korn
2 1 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) Python
2 1 (7.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 2 (15.38%) CCIE
2 2 (15.38%) CCNP
2 2 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) CCDA
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 1 (7.69%) CCIE Security
3 1 (7.69%) CEH
3 1 (7.69%) CISSP
3 1 (7.69%) CREST Certified
3 1 (7.69%) GIAC
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.69%) JNCIS
3 1 (7.69%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) Active Directory
1 5 (38.46%) Hyper-V
2 4 (30.77%) BitLocker
2 4 (30.77%) Terminal Services
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (7.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Cisco
2 7 (53.85%) CheckPoint
3 5 (38.46%) F5
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) HP
4 4 (30.77%) NetApp
4 4 (30.77%) Veeam
5 2 (15.38%) Avaya
5 2 (15.38%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Fortinet
5 2 (15.38%) Juniper
5 2 (15.38%) Palo Alto
6 1 (7.69%) Aerohive Networks
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Riverbed