Period
to 19 January 2019

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 19 January 2019 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 238 242 218
Rank change year-on-year +4 -24 +3
Contract jobs citing IPsec 15 14 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.22% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 1.88% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 14
City of London median daily rate £460 £469 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.87% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £410 £408 £285
90th Percentile £508 £576 £525
Central London median daily rate £453 £450 £436
% change year-on-year +0.56% +3.15% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
City of London median hourly rate - - -
Central London median hourly rate - - -

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 730 743 843
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 10.80% 10.47% 13.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 582 650
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £163 £225 £300
90th Percentile £625 £625 £596
Central London median daily rate £425 £450 £450
% change year-on-year -5.56% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 16 14
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £19.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.15% -15.21% -5.07%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.95
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.63 £55.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.88 £15.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +19.87% -17.11% -2.56%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage 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

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 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 19 January 2019, 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 12 (80.00%) VPN
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) Wireless
2 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (73.33%) SSL
2 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) TCP/IP
3 10 (66.67%) DNS
3 10 (66.67%) OSPF
4 9 (60.00%) BGP
4 9 (60.00%) WAN
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) VoIP
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
5 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
6 6 (40.00%) Unix
6 6 (40.00%) CCIE
6 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
6 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
7 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (33.33%) Meraki
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
7 5 (33.33%) FTP
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) WLAN

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 2 (13.33%) Apache
1 2 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) Jetty
1 2 (13.33%) Mongrel
1 2 (13.33%) nginx
1 2 (13.33%) Skype for Business
1 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
1 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
2 1 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (26.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (13.33%) Google App Engine
4 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (80.00%) VPN
2 11 (73.33%) DHCP
2 11 (73.33%) Firewall
2 11 (73.33%) SSL
2 11 (73.33%) TCP/IP
2 11 (73.33%) Wireless
3 10 (66.67%) DNS
3 10 (66.67%) OSPF
4 9 (60.00%) BGP
4 9 (60.00%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (60.00%) VoIP
4 9 (60.00%) WAN
5 7 (46.67%) Cisco Nexus
5 7 (46.67%) LAN
6 5 (33.33%) FTP
6 5 (33.33%) WLAN
7 4 (26.67%) HTTP
7 4 (26.67%) MPLS
8 3 (20.00%) HTTPS
9 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 2 (13.33%) Sonatype Nexus
1 2 (13.33%) Travis CI
General
1 5 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (13.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Network Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Network Architect
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (6.67%) Network Implementation Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Voice Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Voice Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) 802.1X
2 3 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (13.33%) Servlets
4 1 (6.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Unix
3 2 (13.33%) Linux
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (26.67%) Network Architecture
3 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (13.33%) Task Automation
4 1 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.67%) Change Control
4 1 (6.67%) High Availability
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Network Design
4 1 (6.67%) Network Management
4 1 (6.67%) Power Management
4 1 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
4 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) Perl
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (13.33%) Python
2 1 (6.67%) Go
2 1 (6.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (73.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (40.00%) CCIE
3 4 (26.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
3 4 (26.67%) CCNA
3 4 (26.67%) CCNP
4 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) CCSP
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Xen
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Ansible
1 2 (13.33%) Cacti
1 2 (13.33%) Nagios
1 2 (13.33%) Puppet
1 2 (13.33%) Rundeck
1 2 (13.33%) Terraform
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) SCCM
2 1 (6.67%) SCOM
2 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Cisco
2 7 (46.67%) Palo Alto
3 6 (40.00%) SolarWinds
4 5 (33.33%) Meraki
4 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (26.67%) F5
5 4 (26.67%) Google
6 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 2 (13.33%) Arista
7 2 (13.33%) Aruba
7 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
7 2 (13.33%) Juniper
8 1 (6.67%) Aerohive Networks
8 1 (6.67%) Forcepoint
8 1 (6.67%) HP
8 1 (6.67%) Ivanti
8 1 (6.67%) NetApp
8 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
8 1 (6.67%) Symantec
8 1 (6.67%) Toshiba