Period
to 19 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 October 2021 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 611 427 598
Rank change year-on-year -184 +171 +17
Contract jobs citing IPsec 137 69 199
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.79% 1.92% 1.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 42 126
10th Percentile £313 £320 £273
25th Percentile £361 £402 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £435
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.94% +2.35%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £531
90th Percentile £768 £655 £644
UK median daily rate £475 £500 £440
% change year-on-year -5.00% +13.64% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 15
10th Percentile £19.55 £17.30 £12.00
25th Percentile £35.37 £17.75 £16.25
Median hourly rate £61.29 £19.00 £45.33
Median % change year-on-year +222.58% -58.09% +3.71%
75th Percentile £81.25 £25.88 £52.67
90th Percentile £81.63 £29.70 £74.25
UK median hourly rate £61.29 £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +210.33% -1.25% -54.24%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,647 3,591 10,194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.35% 13.39% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,974 2,299 6,369
10th Percentile £213 £213 £191
25th Percentile £356 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
75th Percentile £580 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £635 £610
UK median daily rate £475 £444 £425
% change year-on-year +7.04% +4.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 154 488
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.00 £12.75
25th Percentile £13.63 £17.31 £16.00
Median hourly rate £20.51 £30.50 £25.84
Median % change year-on-year -32.75% +18.03% +36.00%
75th Percentile £48.75 £46.11 £47.25
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.70 £53.75
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £31.50 £25.84
% change year-on-year -30.16% +21.90% +38.18%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IPsec in England.

Daily rate trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPsec in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IPsec in England.

Hourly rate trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing IPsec in England over the 6 months to 19 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the England region over the 6 months to 19 October 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -173 50 £510 -7.27% 20
North of England -64 18 £575 +50.82% 4
Midlands -76 18 £390 -29.09% 6
South East -100 17 £410 -7.34% 7
East of England -38 14 £323 -2.27% 2
North West -52 11 £500 +31.15% 1
West Midlands -67 11 £175 -68.18% 3
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 3
North East - 6 £588 -
South West -50 2 £588 +30.56% 7
Yorkshire - 1 £550 - 3
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 84 (61.31%) VPN
2 79 (57.66%) Firewall
3 66 (48.18%) SSL
4 61 (44.53%) Cisco
5 51 (37.23%) BGP
6 39 (28.47%) OSPF
7 38 (27.74%) VMware
8 36 (26.28%) PKI
9 35 (25.55%) MPLS
9 35 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (24.82%) DNS
10 34 (24.82%) Social Skills
11 31 (22.63%) AWS
12 30 (21.90%) LAN
13 28 (20.44%) WAN
13 28 (20.44%) DHCP
13 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
13 28 (20.44%) Palo Alto
14 27 (19.71%) Azure
14 27 (19.71%) OAuth
15 25 (18.25%) Security Cleared
16 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
16 24 (17.52%) CCNP
16 24 (17.52%) Juniper
17 23 (16.79%) Network Security
17 23 (16.79%) OAuth2
18 22 (16.06%) DevOps
18 22 (16.06%) IaaS
18 22 (16.06%) CCNA
19 21 (15.33%) TCP/IP

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 11 (8.03%) OpenStack
2 3 (2.19%) Apache
3 2 (1.46%) IIS
3 2 (1.46%) Jetty
3 2 (1.46%) Mongrel
3 2 (1.46%) nginx
3 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
3 2 (1.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Spreadsheet
2 4 (2.92%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (22.63%) AWS
2 27 (19.71%) Azure
3 22 (16.06%) IaaS
4 19 (13.87%) PaaS
4 19 (13.87%) SaaS
5 12 (8.76%) Microsoft 365
6 7 (5.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (4.38%) GCP
7 6 (4.38%) Serverless
8 5 (3.65%) Google Workspace
9 3 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.19%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (2.19%) Azure Stack
9 3 (2.19%) Power Platform
9 3 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.46%) GitHub
10 2 (1.46%) Google App Engine
11 1 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
11 1 (0.73%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 84 (61.31%) VPN
2 79 (57.66%) Firewall
3 66 (48.18%) SSL
4 51 (37.23%) BGP
5 39 (28.47%) OSPF
6 35 (25.55%) MPLS
7 34 (24.82%) DNS
8 30 (21.90%) LAN
9 28 (20.44%) DHCP
9 28 (20.44%) WAN
10 23 (16.79%) Network Security
11 21 (15.33%) TCP/IP
12 17 (12.41%) Cisco ASA
13 16 (11.68%) HSRP
13 16 (11.68%) IPv4
14 15 (10.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 15 (10.95%) EIGRP
14 15 (10.95%) Ethernet
14 15 (10.95%) Wireless
15 13 (9.49%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.65%) Oracle BI EE
1 5 (3.65%) Oracle Database
1 5 (3.65%) Oracle ODI
2 3 (2.19%) Power BI
3 1 (0.73%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) Git (software)
1 5 (3.65%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (2.19%) Artifactory
3 3 (2.19%) Maven
3 3 (2.19%) SonarQube
4 2 (1.46%) GitLab
4 2 (1.46%) Robot Framework
4 2 (1.46%) Travis CI
General
1 34 (24.82%) Social Skills
2 24 (17.52%) Telecoms
3 18 (13.14%) Finance
4 13 (9.49%) Games
5 8 (5.84%) Presentation Skills
5 8 (5.84%) Public Sector
6 6 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.92%) Military
8 2 (1.46%) French Language
8 2 (1.46%) German Language
8 2 (1.46%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.73%) Banking
9 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.73%) Law
9 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.73%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.73%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (30.66%) Network Engineer
2 33 (24.09%) Architect
3 26 (18.98%) Security Engineer
4 16 (11.68%) Security Architect
5 12 (8.76%) Design Engineer
5 12 (8.76%) Lead Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Lead Security Architect
6 11 (8.03%) Senior Architect
7 9 (6.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.57%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 8 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Cisco Engineer
9 7 (5.11%) Technical Architect
10 6 (4.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (4.38%) Solutions Architect
10 6 (4.38%) WAN Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Developer
11 5 (3.65%) Juniper Engineer
11 5 (3.65%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (19.71%) OAuth
2 23 (16.79%) OAuth2
3 16 (11.68%) SAML
4 13 (9.49%) 802.1X
4 13 (9.49%) Web Services
5 12 (8.76%) OpenID
5 12 (8.76%) XACML
6 5 (3.65%) LDAP
7 3 (2.19%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (2.19%) Kafka
7 3 (2.19%) Keycloak
7 3 (2.19%) Velocity
8 2 (1.46%) .NET
8 2 (1.46%) J2EE
8 2 (1.46%) Servlets
9 1 (0.73%) Smart Contracts
9 1 (0.73%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 36 (26.28%) PKI
2 28 (20.44%) Data Centre
3 17 (12.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 11 (8.03%) Private Cloud
5 9 (6.57%) Management Information System
5 9 (6.57%) Public Cloud
6 7 (5.11%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.19%) Clustering
7 3 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.46%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.46%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.73%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.73%) CMDB
9 1 (0.73%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.73%) PMI
9 1 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 19 (13.87%) Windows
2 18 (13.14%) Linux
3 7 (5.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (4.38%) Unix
4 6 (4.38%) Windows Server
5 3 (2.19%) HPUX
5 3 (2.19%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.73%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) DevOps
2 20 (14.60%) Cybersecurity
3 19 (13.87%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (12.41%) ITIL
4 17 (12.41%) Vulnerability Management
5 14 (10.22%) Load Balancing
5 14 (10.22%) Security Architecture
6 13 (9.49%) Identity Access Management
6 13 (9.49%) Project Management
7 12 (8.76%) Data Loss Prevention
7 12 (8.76%) Microservices
8 11 (8.03%) Password Management
9 10 (7.30%) Change Management
9 10 (7.30%) Migration
9 10 (7.30%) Network Management
10 9 (6.57%) Continuous Integration
10 9 (6.57%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (5.84%) Customer Requirements
11 8 (5.84%) Decision-Making
11 8 (5.84%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.76%) SQL
2 11 (8.03%) Python
3 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.38%) C
4 4 (2.92%) Java
5 3 (2.19%) Perl
5 3 (2.19%) Ruby
6 2 (1.46%) C++
6 2 (1.46%) Go
6 2 (1.46%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 35 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (18.25%) Security Cleared
3 24 (17.52%) CCNP
4 22 (16.06%) CCNA
5 17 (12.41%) Degree
6 16 (11.68%) SC Cleared
7 7 (5.11%) CCIE
7 7 (5.11%) MCP
8 6 (4.38%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (3.65%) JNCIS
10 4 (2.92%) CEH
10 4 (2.92%) CISSP
11 3 (2.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.19%) CCSA
11 3 (2.19%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.46%) CCIE Security
12 2 (1.46%) CCIE Service Provider
12 2 (1.46%) CCMSE
12 2 (1.46%) CSSLP
12 2 (1.46%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.57%) SLA
2 4 (2.92%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (1.46%) HIPAA
4 2 (1.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.73%) QA
System Software
1 18 (13.14%) Active Directory
1 18 (13.14%) Docker
2 16 (11.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.76%) RACF
4 11 (8.03%) vCloud
4 11 (8.03%) VMware Workstation
5 6 (4.38%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.38%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.19%) iptables
6 3 (2.19%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.46%) pfSense
7 2 (1.46%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.46%) Xen
8 1 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 19 (13.87%) Kubernetes
2 13 (9.49%) Ansible
3 11 (8.03%) Single Sign-On
4 10 (7.30%) Terraform
5 7 (5.11%) FortiGate
6 3 (2.19%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (2.19%) Puppet
6 3 (2.19%) Sysdig
6 3 (2.19%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco CME
7 2 (1.46%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.46%) Grafana
7 2 (1.46%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.46%) Prometheus
7 2 (1.46%) QRadar
7 2 (1.46%) SCCM
8 1 (0.73%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.73%) Iperf
8 1 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 61 (44.53%) Cisco
2 38 (27.74%) VMware
3 28 (20.44%) Palo Alto
4 24 (17.52%) Juniper
5 19 (13.87%) CheckPoint
5 19 (13.87%) F5
5 19 (13.87%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.68%) HP
7 11 (8.03%) CA
8 8 (5.84%) Aruba
8 8 (5.84%) Oracle
9 7 (5.11%) Fortinet
9 7 (5.11%) Google
10 5 (3.65%) Blue Coat
10 5 (3.65%) Meraki
10 5 (3.65%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.65%) Salesforce.com
10 5 (3.65%) SolarWinds
11 4 (2.92%) Arista
11 4 (2.92%) Mirantis