Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 2018 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 605 581 492
Rank change year-on-year -24 -89 +64
Contract jobs citing IPsec 233 263 386
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.29% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.85% 1.93% 2.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 170 231
England median daily rate £400 £472 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.23% +7.86% +16.67%
10th Percentile £271 £312 £306
90th Percentile £557 £571 £560
UK median daily rate £385 £460 £425
% change year-on-year -16.30% +8.24% +21.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 17
England median hourly rate £44.50 £29.61 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.29% -31.14% +14.67%
10th Percentile £42.25 £13.97 £12.70
90th Percentile £46.75 £45.27 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £44.60 £30.00 £43.00
% change year-on-year +48.65% -30.23% +43.33%

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 12,613 13,658 13,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.13% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,837 8,338 8,156
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £590 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 679 861
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.18 £48.01 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in England over the 6 months to 18 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in England

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 18 January 2018. 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 -59 99 £425 -10.53% 33
South East -36 53 £425 -10.53% 22
Midlands +37 34 £288 +4.55% 1
East Midlands +27 24 £280 -
East of England -8 21 £363 +8.21% 3
South West +29 17 £370 -0.34% 4
West Midlands +17 10 £419 +52.27% 1
North of England +3 9 £350 -30.00% 12
North West +8 5 £378 -28.10% 7
Yorkshire -4 4 £300 -20.00% 5
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 England region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 140 (60.09%) Firewall
2 125 (53.65%) Cisco
3 120 (51.50%) VPN
4 108 (46.35%) DNS
5 97 (41.63%) TCP/IP
6 91 (39.06%) SSL
7 76 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
8 75 (32.19%) BGP
9 73 (31.33%) Network Security
10 71 (30.47%) MPLS
11 64 (27.47%) CCNP
11 64 (27.47%) Microsoft
12 63 (27.04%) DHCP
12 63 (27.04%) Data Centre
13 59 (25.32%) WAN
13 59 (25.32%) Linux
14 58 (24.89%) OSPF
14 58 (24.89%) PKI
15 57 (24.46%) Active Directory
16 52 (22.32%) VMware
17 49 (21.03%) Windows
18 48 (20.60%) Juniper
19 47 (20.17%) HTTP
20 42 (18.03%) LAN
20 42 (18.03%) CheckPoint
20 42 (18.03%) Windows Server
21 41 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (17.60%) Cisco Nexus
22 40 (17.17%) HP
23 39 (16.74%) Configuration Management

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 19 (8.15%) Apache
2 18 (7.73%) nginx
3 13 (5.58%) IIS
3 13 (5.58%) Skype for Business
3 13 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 13 (5.58%) WebSphere
4 12 (5.15%) MS Exchange
5 11 (4.72%) Jetty
5 11 (4.72%) Mongrel
6 8 (3.43%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.00%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.72%) MQSeries
9 3 (1.29%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.43%) Confluence
11 1 (0.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (4.29%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.00%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 35 (15.02%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (7.30%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (5.15%) Google App Engine
4 12 (5.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (3.86%) Amazon S3
5 9 (3.86%) Route 53
5 9 (3.86%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 6 (2.58%) Office 365
6 6 (2.58%) PaaS
7 4 (1.72%) Amazon ElastiCache
7 4 (1.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 4 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
7 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.72%) IaaS
7 4 (1.72%) SaaS
7 4 (1.72%) Serverless
8 3 (1.29%) Akamai
8 3 (1.29%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 140 (60.09%) Firewall
2 120 (51.50%) VPN
3 108 (46.35%) DNS
4 97 (41.63%) TCP/IP
5 91 (39.06%) SSL
6 75 (32.19%) BGP
7 73 (31.33%) Network Security
8 71 (30.47%) MPLS
9 63 (27.04%) DHCP
10 59 (25.32%) WAN
11 58 (24.89%) OSPF
12 47 (20.17%) HTTP
13 42 (18.03%) LAN
14 41 (17.60%) Cisco Nexus
15 39 (16.74%) Cisco ASA
16 38 (16.31%) Wireless
17 35 (15.02%) FTP
18 32 (13.73%) HSRP
18 32 (13.73%) LDAP
19 30 (12.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (5.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.86%) MySQL
2 9 (3.86%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.58%) MongoDB
3 6 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 5 (2.15%) RDBMS
4 5 (2.15%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 17 (7.30%) Jenkins
2 16 (6.87%) Travis CI
3 7 (3.00%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.15%) JIRA
4 5 (2.15%) Subversion
5 4 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.43%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.43%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.43%) Vagrant
General
1 31 (13.30%) Finance
2 30 (12.88%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.87%) Banking
4 7 (3.00%) Retail
5 5 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.29%) Electronics
6 3 (1.29%) Law
6 3 (1.29%) Legal
7 2 (0.86%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.43%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.43%) Billing
8 1 (0.43%) Games
8 1 (0.43%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.43%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 80 (34.33%) Network Engineer
2 27 (11.59%) Architect
3 25 (10.73%) Cisco Engineer
4 24 (10.30%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 23 (9.87%) Security Engineer
6 21 (9.01%) Network Security Engineer
7 19 (8.15%) Analyst
7 19 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 13 (5.58%) Active Directory Specialist
8 13 (5.58%) Security Specialist
9 12 (5.15%) Network Specialist
10 11 (4.72%) Network Security Specialist
10 11 (4.72%) Security Architect
11 10 (4.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 10 (4.29%) Lead Network Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.86%) Senior Network Engineer
12 9 (3.86%) Telecoms Engineer
13 7 (3.00%) Network Architect
13 7 (3.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.15%) 802.1X
2 15 (6.44%) .NET
3 14 (6.01%) J2EE
4 12 (5.15%) Web Services
5 11 (4.72%) Servlets
6 4 (1.72%) JTAPI
6 4 (1.72%) RFC 2833
6 4 (1.72%) TAPI
7 3 (1.29%) CGI
8 2 (0.86%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.86%) REST
9 1 (0.43%) LAMP
9 1 (0.43%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (0.43%) LEMP Stack
9 1 (0.43%) Rendezvous
9 1 (0.43%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 63 (27.04%) Data Centre
2 58 (24.89%) PKI
3 13 (5.58%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.72%) Public Cloud
5 10 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (4.29%) Replication
6 6 (2.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.15%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.72%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.72%) Smart Meter
9 3 (1.29%) Clustering
10 2 (0.86%) Cyberattack
10 2 (0.86%) FMCG
10 2 (0.86%) iPad
10 2 (0.86%) RSA SecurID
11 1 (0.43%) Internet of Things
11 1 (0.43%) IVR
11 1 (0.43%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 59 (25.32%) Linux
2 49 (21.03%) Windows
3 42 (18.03%) Windows Server
4 34 (14.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (9.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (5.15%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (4.72%) Unix
8 8 (3.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.58%) CentOS
10 4 (1.72%) Debian
10 4 (1.72%) Fedora
10 4 (1.72%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.86%) CatOS
12 1 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
12 1 (0.43%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.43%) Solaris
12 1 (0.43%) VxWorks
12 1 (0.43%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.74%) Configuration Management
2 37 (15.88%) Server Virtualisation
3 34 (14.59%) Load Balancing
4 29 (12.45%) ITIL
5 28 (12.02%) DevOps
6 22 (9.44%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.44%) Migration
7 21 (9.01%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (9.01%) Open Source
8 19 (8.15%) Network Design
9 18 (7.73%) Incident Management
9 18 (7.73%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (6.87%) Test Automation
11 15 (6.44%) Change Management
12 14 (6.01%) Security Architecture
13 12 (5.15%) Cryptography
14 11 (4.72%) Cybersecurity
14 11 (4.72%) Information Security
14 11 (4.72%) SIEM
15 9 (3.86%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 30 (12.88%) Java
2 25 (10.73%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.87%) Bash Shell
3 23 (9.87%) Python
4 16 (6.87%) Perl
5 12 (5.15%) SQL
6 10 (4.29%) Ruby
7 9 (3.86%) C-shell
7 9 (3.86%) Korn
8 6 (2.58%) C
9 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.86%) Go
11 1 (0.43%) C++
11 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 76 (32.62%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (27.47%) CCNP
3 28 (12.02%) Security Cleared
4 26 (11.16%) CCIE
5 20 (8.58%) CCNA
6 17 (7.30%) Degree
7 14 (6.01%) MCSE
7 14 (6.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (4.72%) SC Cleared
9 10 (4.29%) CISSP
9 10 (4.29%) DV Cleared
10 5 (2.15%) CCDP
11 4 (1.72%) GIAC
11 4 (1.72%) HP ASE
11 4 (1.72%) HPE ATP
12 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.29%) CCSE
12 3 (1.29%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.29%) HNC
12 3 (1.29%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.58%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.58%) SLA
3 5 (2.15%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (1.72%) GDPR
4 4 (1.72%) PA-DSS
5 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.43%) ECSS
System Software
1 57 (24.46%) Active Directory
2 41 (17.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.58%) iptables
3 13 (5.58%) Xen
4 12 (5.15%) Hyper-V
4 12 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (4.29%) NFS
6 9 (3.86%) DFS Replication
6 9 (3.86%) vSphere
7 8 (3.43%) BitLocker
7 8 (3.43%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.72%) Docker
8 4 (1.72%) Samba
8 4 (1.72%) XenServer
9 3 (1.29%) IAG
10 2 (0.86%) pfSense
10 2 (0.86%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.86%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.43%) GlusterFS
Systems Management
1 27 (11.59%) Puppet
2 13 (5.58%) Nagios
2 13 (5.58%) vCenter Server
3 11 (4.72%) Terraform
4 10 (4.29%) QRadar
5 9 (3.86%) SCCM
5 9 (3.86%) SELinux
6 8 (3.43%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.43%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.58%) Cisco CUCM
8 5 (2.15%) Ansible
8 5 (2.15%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (2.15%) Cacti
9 4 (1.72%) SCOM
9 4 (1.72%) Stealthwatch
10 3 (1.29%) Cisco IPCC
11 2 (0.86%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.86%) Cisco UCCE
11 2 (0.86%) OpenView
11 2 (0.86%) OPNET
Vendors
1 125 (53.65%) Cisco
2 64 (27.47%) Microsoft
3 52 (22.32%) VMware
4 48 (20.60%) Juniper
5 42 (18.03%) CheckPoint
6 40 (17.17%) HP
7 35 (15.02%) Palo Alto
8 27 (11.59%) F5
9 19 (8.15%) NetApp
10 18 (7.73%) SolarWinds
11 14 (6.01%) Red Hat
11 14 (6.01%) Riverbed
12 13 (5.58%) BT
13 12 (5.15%) Google
13 12 (5.15%) McAfee
14 11 (4.72%) Citrix
15 10 (4.29%) Fortinet
16 8 (3.43%) Clearswift
16 8 (3.43%) Huawei
17 7 (3.00%) Arista