Period
to 26 January 2020

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 26 January 2020 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
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 495 528 622
Rank change year-on-year +33 +94 -31
Contract jobs citing IPsec 215 323 244
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.36% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.44% 2.78% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 237 153
England median daily rate £415 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +12.50% -15.79%
10th Percentile £289 £313 £273
90th Percentile £700 £565 £572
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £398
% change year-on-year -5.56% +13.21% -14.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 1
England median hourly rate £42.42 £45.00 £44.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.73% +1.12% +50.29%
10th Percentile £12.33 £12.70 £42.25
90th Percentile £70.25 £47.50 £46.75
UK median hourly rate £38.71 £45.00 £44.60
% change year-on-year -13.98% +0.91% +48.65%

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 8,814 11,619 12,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 12.84% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,362 7,045 7,743
England median daily rate £411 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 480 516 629
England median hourly rate £22.01 £18.88 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.59% +0.96% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.55
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.76 £18.70
% change year-on-year +19.94% +0.32% -16.89%

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 26 January 2020.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in England over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor 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 26 January 2020. 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
South East +73 67 £408 -4.68% 15
London +55 63 £400 -15.79% 12
North of England +45 40 £675 +35.00% 13
Midlands +57 25 £400 -1.84% 6
West Midlands +58 20 £400 -3.61% 4
North West +21 18 £675 +31.84% 5
Yorkshire +35 14 £688 +37.50% 6
South West +11 10 £388 +1.97%
East of England +17 9 £300 -33.33% 7
North East - 9 £700 - 2
East Midlands +27 5 £375 -6.25% 2
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, 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.

1 138 (64.19%) Cisco
2 126 (58.60%) Firewall
3 108 (50.23%) BGP
4 105 (48.84%) DNS
5 103 (47.91%) TCP/IP
5 103 (47.91%) VPN
6 96 (44.65%) WAN
7 86 (40.00%) LAN
8 80 (37.21%) OSPF
9 74 (34.42%) Cisco Certification
9 74 (34.42%) Security Cleared
10 67 (31.16%) MPLS
10 67 (31.16%) SSL
11 65 (30.23%) CCNP
12 63 (29.30%) DHCP
13 57 (26.51%) Juniper
14 54 (25.12%) Linux
14 54 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
15 52 (24.19%) VMware
16 49 (22.79%) HTTP
17 47 (21.86%) Windows
17 47 (21.86%) SC Cleared
17 47 (21.86%) AWS
18 45 (20.93%) Network Security
18 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
18 45 (20.93%) Wireless
19 44 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (19.53%) Internet
21 40 (18.60%) EIGRP
21 40 (18.60%) Microsoft

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 24 (11.16%) Apache
1 24 (11.16%) IIS
2 23 (10.70%) Jetty
2 23 (10.70%) Mongrel
2 23 (10.70%) nginx
2 23 (10.70%) Tomcat
2 23 (10.70%) WebSphere
3 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.93%) MQSeries
3 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 47 (21.86%) AWS
2 29 (13.49%) Azure
3 24 (11.16%) Amazon EC2
3 24 (11.16%) GCP
4 20 (9.30%) Google App Engine
5 9 (4.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 8 (3.72%) Office 365
6 8 (3.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 6 (2.79%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.79%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.33%) IaaS
9 3 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (1.40%) Serverless
10 2 (0.93%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.93%) GitHub
11 1 (0.47%) G Suite
11 1 (0.47%) PaaS
11 1 (0.47%) Route 53
11 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 126 (58.60%) Firewall
2 108 (50.23%) BGP
3 105 (48.84%) DNS
4 103 (47.91%) TCP/IP
4 103 (47.91%) VPN
5 96 (44.65%) WAN
6 86 (40.00%) LAN
7 80 (37.21%) OSPF
8 67 (31.16%) MPLS
8 67 (31.16%) SSL
9 63 (29.30%) DHCP
10 54 (25.12%) Cisco ASA
11 49 (22.79%) HTTP
12 45 (20.93%) Network Security
12 45 (20.93%) Wireless
13 42 (19.53%) Internet
14 40 (18.60%) EIGRP
15 37 (17.21%) FTP
16 36 (16.74%) VLAN
17 35 (16.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (5.12%) MySQL
2 5 (2.33%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.33%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.33%) RDBMS
2 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
2 5 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 29 (13.49%) Jenkins
2 27 (12.56%) Travis CI
3 8 (3.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 7 (3.26%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.86%) Git (software)
6 3 (1.40%) GitLab
6 3 (1.40%) JIRA
7 2 (0.93%) SonarQube
8 1 (0.47%) JMeter
8 1 (0.47%) SoapUI
General
1 27 (12.56%) Telecoms
2 13 (6.05%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.72%) Multimedia
4 5 (2.33%) Banking
5 4 (1.86%) French Language
5 4 (1.86%) German Language
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Automotive
7 2 (0.93%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Billing
8 1 (0.47%) Electronics
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 113 (52.56%) Network Engineer
2 18 (8.37%) DevOps Engineer
2 18 (8.37%) Security Engineer
3 16 (7.44%) Senior Network Engineer
4 15 (6.98%) Support Engineer
5 14 (6.51%) Network Support
6 13 (6.05%) Network Security Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Analyst
7 12 (5.58%) Cisco Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Network Support Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Site Engineer
7 12 (5.58%) Site Reliability Engineer
8 9 (4.19%) Architect
8 9 (4.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (3.72%) Network Architect
10 6 (2.79%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
10 6 (2.79%) Administrator
10 6 (2.79%) Network Analyst
10 6 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (11.63%) .NET
1 25 (11.63%) 802.1X
1 25 (11.63%) J2EE
2 23 (10.70%) Servlets
3 10 (4.65%) SAML
4 8 (3.72%) Web Services
5 7 (3.26%) LDAP
6 3 (1.40%) LAMP
7 1 (0.47%) REST
7 1 (0.47%) SOAP
7 1 (0.47%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 45 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 31 (14.42%) PKI
3 14 (6.51%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.72%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.72%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.26%) Public Cloud
6 5 (2.33%) Linux Command Line
6 5 (2.33%) Replication
7 4 (1.86%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.40%) IPTV
9 1 (0.47%) Clustering
9 1 (0.47%) Cyber Kill Chain
9 1 (0.47%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.47%) Hedge funds
9 1 (0.47%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 54 (25.12%) Linux
2 47 (21.86%) Windows
3 24 (11.16%) Windows Server
4 17 (7.91%) Unix
5 9 (4.19%) Windows 10
6 8 (3.72%) Windows 7
7 3 (1.40%) CentOS
7 3 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
8 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (18.14%) Configuration Management
2 32 (14.88%) Open Source
3 31 (14.42%) DevOps
4 30 (13.95%) Continuous Integration
5 24 (11.16%) SIEM
6 21 (9.77%) ITIL
7 20 (9.30%) Network Design
7 20 (9.30%) Network Management
8 19 (8.84%) Change Management
8 19 (8.84%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 17 (7.91%) Network Monitoring
9 17 (7.91%) Network Virtualisation
10 15 (6.98%) High Availability
10 15 (6.98%) Load Balancing
10 15 (6.98%) Migration
10 15 (6.98%) Problem-Solving
11 13 (6.05%) Incident Management
12 12 (5.58%) Service Delivery
13 11 (5.12%) Information Security
13 11 (5.12%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 32 (14.88%) Java
2 9 (4.19%) Python
3 7 (3.26%) C
3 7 (3.26%) Perl
4 6 (2.79%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.79%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.86%) Ruby
5 4 (1.86%) SQL
6 3 (1.40%) C++
6 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.93%) C#
7 2 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (34.42%) Cisco Certification
1 74 (34.42%) Security Cleared
2 65 (30.23%) CCNP
3 47 (21.86%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.70%) CCNA
5 20 (9.30%) Degree
6 18 (8.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (4.65%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.19%) CCIE
8 9 (4.19%) CCIP
8 9 (4.19%) CISSP
9 7 (3.26%) BC Cleared
9 7 (3.26%) JNCIA
10 6 (2.79%) CCSA
10 6 (2.79%) CCSE
11 5 (2.33%) CCDP
12 4 (1.86%) CEH
13 3 (1.40%) GCIA
13 3 (1.40%) GIAC
13 3 (1.40%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.19%) SLA
2 6 (2.79%) SSAE 16
3 5 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.86%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.86%) QA
5 3 (1.40%) NCSC
6 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 44 (20.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 34 (15.81%) Active Directory
3 23 (10.70%) Xen
4 12 (5.58%) vSphere
5 10 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (1.86%) Docker
7 3 (1.40%) Hyper-V
8 2 (0.93%) Samba
8 2 (0.93%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.47%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (15.35%) Puppet
2 16 (7.44%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (5.12%) Ansible
4 10 (4.65%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (4.19%) SCCM
6 8 (3.72%) Nagios
6 8 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
6 8 (3.72%) Terraform
7 4 (1.86%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.86%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.86%) Opsview
7 4 (1.86%) SCOM
8 3 (1.40%) Nessus
8 3 (1.40%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.93%) Grafana
9 2 (0.93%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.93%) Salt
10 1 (0.47%) Cisco CME
10 1 (0.47%) HP ALM
10 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 138 (64.19%) Cisco
2 57 (26.51%) Juniper
3 52 (24.19%) VMware
4 40 (18.60%) Microsoft
4 40 (18.60%) Palo Alto
5 26 (12.09%) CheckPoint
6 25 (11.63%) SolarWinds
7 24 (11.16%) Aruba
8 23 (10.70%) F5
8 23 (10.70%) Google
9 16 (7.44%) Meraki
10 11 (5.12%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.72%) Infoblox
12 7 (3.26%) Alcatel-Lucent
12 7 (3.26%) Oracle
12 7 (3.26%) Qualys
12 7 (3.26%) Splunk
13 6 (2.79%) Blue Coat
13 6 (2.79%) HP
14 5 (2.33%) Nokia