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 3 months to 25 April 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)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 439 449
Rank change year-on-year -37 +10  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 105 181 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.25% 0.35% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 2.36% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 127 101
Median daily rate £425 £383 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +9.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £340 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £518 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +17.24% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 0
Median hourly rate £49.19 £47.83 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.84% -  
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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5905 7664 7744
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.81% 14.90% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3570 4730 4298
Median daily rate £400 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +4.82% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 303 410
Median hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.28 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +25 43 £488 -1.51% 18
South East -12 41 £369 +4.82% 8
South West -12 8 £493 +35.86%
North West +27 4 £550 +10.00% 2
Yorkshire +21 3 £500 -
West Midlands +20 2 - - 4
East of England -13 1 £575 +58.48% 3
North East - 1 £450 -
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 25 April 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 England region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 132 (55.00%) Cisco
2 129 (53.75%) Firewall
3 122 (50.83%) VPN
4 94 (39.17%) SSL
5 82 (34.17%) DNS
6 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
7 74 (30.83%) WAN
8 73 (30.42%) OSPF
9 69 (28.75%) CheckPoint
9 69 (28.75%) F5
10 68 (28.33%) TCP/IP
11 67 (27.92%) Cisco Certification
11 67 (27.92%) Linux
12 66 (27.50%) MPLS
13 65 (27.08%) BGP
14 64 (26.67%) DHCP
15 62 (25.83%) Wireless
16 61 (25.42%) Data Centre
17 60 (25.00%) VMware
18 59 (24.58%) LAN
18 59 (24.58%) CCNP
18 59 (24.58%) SC Cleared
19 58 (24.17%) Microsoft
20 52 (21.67%) Network Security
21 50 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
21 50 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
22 49 (20.42%) Configuration Management
23 48 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
24 46 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
25 45 (18.75%) Active Directory

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 25 (10.42%) Apache
1 25 (10.42%) nginx
2 24 (10.00%) IIS
3 23 (9.58%) Tomcat
4 21 (8.75%) Jetty
4 21 (8.75%) Mongrel
4 21 (8.75%) WebSphere
5 11 (4.58%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 8 (3.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (2.92%) JBoss
8 6 (2.50%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (2.50%) Confluence
9 5 (2.08%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.08%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.83%) SAS
13 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (2.50%) HipChat
2 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (4.17%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 4 (1.67%) Infor M3
2 4 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.42%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 46 (19.17%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (11.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (9.58%) Amazon EC2
4 22 (9.17%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (8.75%) Google App Engine
6 14 (5.83%) PaaS
7 13 (5.42%) IaaS
8 10 (4.17%) Oracle CX
9 7 (2.92%) Akamai
10 5 (2.08%) SaaS
10 5 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.83%) Office 365
13 1 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.42%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
13 1 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
13 1 (0.42%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.42%) G Suite
13 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 129 (53.75%) Firewall
2 122 (50.83%) VPN
3 94 (39.17%) SSL
4 82 (34.17%) DNS
5 74 (30.83%) WAN
6 73 (30.42%) OSPF
7 68 (28.33%) TCP/IP
8 66 (27.50%) MPLS
9 65 (27.08%) BGP
10 64 (26.67%) DHCP
11 62 (25.83%) Wireless
12 59 (24.58%) LAN
13 52 (21.67%) Network Security
14 50 (20.83%) Cisco ASA
15 48 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
16 38 (15.83%) Internet
17 36 (15.00%) HSRP
18 34 (14.17%) FTP
19 32 (13.33%) VLAN
20 29 (12.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
3 7 (2.92%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (2.50%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.08%) MongoDB
5 5 (2.08%) MySQL
6 4 (1.67%) Big Data
6 4 (1.67%) Hadoop
6 4 (1.67%) NoSQL
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.25%) Data Lake
7 3 (1.25%) DocumentDB
7 3 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 2 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Guide
8 2 (0.83%) SAS Enterprise Miner
9 1 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 29 (12.08%) Jenkins
2 23 (9.58%) Travis CI
3 10 (4.17%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 8 (3.33%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.50%) JIRA
5 6 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
5 6 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (1.67%) Ant
6 4 (1.67%) JUnit
6 4 (1.67%) Liquibase
6 4 (1.67%) Maven
6 4 (1.67%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.42%) Subversion
General
1 38 (15.83%) Finance
2 20 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.92%) Legal
4 6 (2.50%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.67%) Electronics
5 4 (1.67%) Marketing
6 3 (1.25%) Banking
6 3 (1.25%) Billing
6 3 (1.25%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.83%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 74 (30.83%) Network Engineer
2 38 (15.83%) Architect
3 23 (9.58%) Integration Engineer
4 22 (9.17%) Technical Architect
5 18 (7.50%) Senior Network Engineer
6 17 (7.08%) Network Support
7 14 (5.83%) Network Architect
7 14 (5.83%) Security Advisor
7 14 (5.83%) Support Engineer
8 13 (5.42%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (5.42%) Network Support Engineer
9 12 (5.00%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.58%) Firewall Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 10 (4.17%) Consultant
11 10 (4.17%) Network Specialist
12 9 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Network Security Engineer
12 9 (3.75%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.58%) .NET
2 21 (8.75%) 802.1X
2 21 (8.75%) Servlets
3 20 (8.33%) J2EE
4 12 (5.00%) Web Services
5 6 (2.50%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (2.50%) Software Packaging
6 5 (2.08%) Middleware
6 5 (2.08%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (1.67%) MCollective
7 4 (1.67%) XMPP
8 3 (1.25%) CGI
8 3 (1.25%) SOAP
9 2 (0.83%) COM
9 2 (0.83%) Node.js
9 2 (0.83%) SAML
10 1 (0.42%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.42%) ASP.NET
10 1 (0.42%) Managed Extensibility Framework
10 1 (0.42%) OCX
Miscellaneous
1 61 (25.42%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.17%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (9.17%) Management Information System
3 17 (7.08%) Clustering
4 16 (6.67%) CESG
5 15 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 9 (3.75%) Computer Science
7 8 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (2.92%) Cloud Native
9 6 (2.50%) Client/Server
9 6 (2.50%) PKI
10 5 (2.08%) Public Cloud
10 5 (2.08%) RSA SecurID
10 5 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
11 4 (1.67%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.67%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.67%) Replication
11 4 (1.67%) Smart Meter
11 4 (1.67%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.67%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.92%) Linux
2 36 (15.00%) Windows
3 28 (11.67%) Unix
4 22 (9.17%) CentOS
4 22 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (5.00%) Solaris
6 6 (2.50%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (2.50%) VyOS
6 6 (2.50%) Windows Vista
7 4 (1.67%) RancherOS
7 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.25%) Windows 2000
8 3 (1.25%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.25%) Windows Server
8 3 (1.25%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.83%) CatOS
9 2 (0.83%) FreeBSD
9 2 (0.83%) Windows 10
9 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (20.42%) Configuration Management
2 45 (18.75%) DevOps
3 31 (12.92%) ITIL
4 29 (12.08%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (10.83%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (9.17%) Open Source
7 20 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
8 19 (7.92%) Load Balancing
9 18 (7.50%) Change Management
9 18 (7.50%) Migration
10 17 (7.08%) Service Management
11 16 (6.67%) Cryptography
11 16 (6.67%) Risk Management
12 15 (6.25%) Network Management
12 15 (6.25%) Server Building
13 14 (5.83%) Business Intelligence
13 14 (5.83%) Cybersecurity
13 14 (5.83%) Network Design
13 14 (5.83%) Risk Assessment
13 14 (5.83%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 25 (10.42%) SQL
2 24 (10.00%) Java
3 11 (4.58%) C
3 11 (4.58%) Shell Script
4 2 (0.83%) Lisp
5 1 (0.42%) Perl
5 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 79 (32.92%) Security Cleared
2 67 (27.92%) Cisco Certification
3 59 (24.58%) CCNP
3 59 (24.58%) SC Cleared
4 24 (10.00%) CCNA
5 22 (9.17%) CISSP
6 21 (8.75%) Degree
6 21 (8.75%) DV Cleared
7 15 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
8 14 (5.83%) CCSA
9 11 (4.58%) CCIE
10 9 (3.75%) CCDP
11 6 (2.50%) JNCIP
12 4 (1.67%) CCSE
13 3 (1.25%) AWS Certification
13 3 (1.25%) CCSP
13 3 (1.25%) GCIH
13 3 (1.25%) GIAC
14 2 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.83%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.83%) RMADS
2 10 (4.17%) PCI DSS
3 9 (3.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (3.33%) SLA
5 6 (2.50%) JSP 440
6 4 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.83%) FedRAMP
7 2 (0.83%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.83%) PMO
7 2 (0.83%) QA
8 1 (0.42%) HMG Infosec
8 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 50 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (18.75%) Active Directory
3 23 (9.58%) Xen
4 16 (6.67%) vCloud
5 13 (5.42%) vSphere
6 12 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 6 (2.50%) ProxySG
8 5 (2.08%) Docker
8 5 (2.08%) Postfix
9 4 (1.67%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.67%) GFS2
9 4 (1.67%) OCFS2
9 4 (1.67%) Oracle RAC
9 4 (1.67%) Squid
9 4 (1.67%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.25%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.83%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (12.92%) Puppet
2 14 (5.83%) Ansible
3 12 (5.00%) Netcool
3 12 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (5.00%) Tivoli
4 10 (4.17%) FortiGate
5 7 (2.92%) Terraform
6 6 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (2.08%) vRealize
7 5 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
8 4 (1.67%) Consul
8 4 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 4 (1.67%) HAProxy
8 4 (1.67%) Kibana
8 4 (1.67%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.67%) logstash
8 4 (1.67%) Packer
8 4 (1.67%) Rancher
8 4 (1.67%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 132 (55.00%) Cisco
2 69 (28.75%) CheckPoint
2 69 (28.75%) F5
3 60 (25.00%) VMware
4 58 (24.17%) Microsoft
5 44 (18.33%) Juniper
6 40 (16.67%) Palo Alto
7 31 (12.92%) Oracle
8 29 (12.08%) Citrix
9 24 (10.00%) Google
10 20 (8.33%) HP
11 15 (6.25%) Fortinet
12 12 (5.00%) IBM
12 12 (5.00%) Veritas
13 11 (4.58%) Blue Coat
13 11 (4.58%) Riverbed
14 10 (4.17%) Avaya
14 10 (4.17%) Kronos
14 10 (4.17%) Red Hat
15 8 (3.33%) Remedy
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