Period
to 16 June 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 16 June 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
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 538 476 566
Rank change year-on-year -62 +90 +43
Contract jobs citing IPsec 97 109 272
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.28% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.73% 2.11% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 59 190
10th Percentile £313 £348 £313
25th Percentile £363 £399 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £490 £500
Median % change year-on-year +6.63% -2.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £600 £618 £562
90th Percentile £675 £695 £600
UK median daily rate £560 £490 £500
% change year-on-year +14.29% -2.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 15
Median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £12.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.54% +62.50% -72.70%
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £12.59
% change year-on-year +12.50% +58.92% -71.37%

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 5,613 5,157 10,493
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.40% 13.30% 12.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,624 3,222 6,627
10th Percentile £235 £200 £209
25th Percentile £350 £323 £330
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £432 £435
Median % change year-on-year +4.26% -0.78% +2.35%
75th Percentile £538 £538 £538
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £429
% change year-on-year +5.88% -0.93% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 234 467
10th Percentile £12.24 £13.42 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £14.56
Median hourly rate £23.21 £20.75 £19.64
Median % change year-on-year +11.86% +5.65% +0.72%
75th Percentile £49.38 £43.75 £43.75
90th Percentile £62.00 £52.28 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +2.04% +22.50% +6.16%

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 16 June 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 16 June 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 16 June 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 -71 26 £500 +14.29% 12
South East -14 20 £525 +7.14% 13
North of England +19 14 £600 +49.16% 9
West Midlands -19 14 £338 -38.64% 5
Midlands -20 14 £338 -38.64% 5
East of England +2 7 £306 -50.00% 3
North West -7 7 £850 +109.36% 1
North East +20 6 £588 - 2
South West +15 3 £650 +18.18%
Yorkshire +6 1 £550 +36.73% 6
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 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 59 (60.82%) VPN
2 57 (58.76%) Firewall
3 47 (48.45%) Cisco
4 42 (43.30%) SSL
4 42 (43.30%) Security Cleared
5 36 (37.11%) WAN
6 35 (36.08%) DNS
7 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
7 32 (32.99%) DevOps
8 29 (29.90%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (29.90%) LAN
9 28 (28.87%) AWS
10 27 (27.84%) BGP
11 26 (26.80%) CCNP
11 26 (26.80%) TCP/IP
11 26 (26.80%) DHCP
11 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
11 26 (26.80%) Social Skills
12 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
12 24 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
12 24 (24.74%) VMware
13 23 (23.71%) OSPF
14 22 (22.68%) MPLS
14 22 (22.68%) CCNA
15 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
16 20 (20.62%) Linux
17 19 (19.59%) VLAN
18 18 (18.56%) Windows
19 17 (17.53%) Juniper
19 17 (17.53%) Network Security

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 8 (8.25%) Apache
1 8 (8.25%) IIS
2 7 (7.22%) Jetty
2 7 (7.22%) Mongrel
2 7 (7.22%) nginx
2 7 (7.22%) Tomcat
2 7 (7.22%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (14.43%) MS Visio
2 12 (12.37%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (11.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (5.15%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (1.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 28 (28.87%) AWS
2 9 (9.28%) Azure
2 9 (9.28%) GCP
3 8 (8.25%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (8.25%) IaaS
4 7 (7.22%) Google App Engine
4 7 (7.22%) PaaS
4 7 (7.22%) SaaS
5 6 (6.19%) Serverless
6 5 (5.15%) Google Workspace
6 5 (5.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.03%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.03%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (1.03%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.03%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (60.82%) VPN
2 57 (58.76%) Firewall
3 42 (43.30%) SSL
4 36 (37.11%) WAN
5 35 (36.08%) DNS
6 29 (29.90%) LAN
7 27 (27.84%) BGP
8 26 (26.80%) DHCP
8 26 (26.80%) TCP/IP
9 23 (23.71%) OSPF
10 22 (22.68%) MPLS
11 19 (19.59%) VLAN
12 17 (17.53%) Network Security
13 16 (16.49%) SNMP
14 14 (14.43%) EIGRP
15 13 (13.40%) HTTP
15 13 (13.40%) Internet
16 12 (12.37%) Kerberos
16 12 (12.37%) SMTP
17 11 (11.34%) POP3
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (1.03%) Data Mining
1 1 (1.03%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (1.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 10 (10.31%) Jenkins
1 10 (10.31%) JIRA
2 7 (7.22%) Travis CI
3 6 (6.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (3.09%) Artifactory
4 3 (3.09%) Git (software)
4 3 (3.09%) Maven
4 3 (3.09%) SonarQube
5 1 (1.03%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 26 (26.80%) Social Skills
2 10 (10.31%) Public Sector
3 9 (9.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (7.22%) Presentation Skills
5 4 (4.12%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.06%) Finance
6 2 (2.06%) Games
7 1 (1.03%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.03%) French Language
7 1 (1.03%) German Language
7 1 (1.03%) Law
7 1 (1.03%) Multimedia
7 1 (1.03%) Police
7 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 34 (35.05%) Network Engineer
2 22 (22.68%) Architect
3 9 (9.28%) Senior Architect
4 8 (8.25%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.22%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Network Support
6 6 (6.19%) Network Support Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Solutions Architect
6 6 (6.19%) Support Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Technical Architect
7 5 (5.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.15%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.15%) Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (17.53%) 802.1X
2 14 (14.43%) SAML
2 14 (14.43%) Web Services
3 12 (12.37%) OAuth
3 12 (12.37%) OAuth2
3 12 (12.37%) OpenID
3 12 (12.37%) XACML
4 7 (7.22%) .NET
4 7 (7.22%) J2EE
4 7 (7.22%) Servlets
5 4 (4.12%) LDAP
6 3 (3.09%) CGI
6 3 (3.09%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (3.09%) Kafka
6 3 (3.09%) Keycloak
6 3 (3.09%) Velocity
7 1 (1.03%) XMPP
7 1 (1.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.49%) PKI
2 13 (13.40%) Data Centre
3 12 (12.37%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 12 (12.37%) Self-Motivation
4 7 (7.22%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.19%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.06%) Clustering
7 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.03%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.03%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.62%) Linux
2 18 (18.56%) Windows
3 12 (12.37%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.06%) CatOS
4 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (1.03%) FreeBSD
5 1 (1.03%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.99%) DevOps
2 26 (26.80%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.74%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (15.46%) Kalman Filter
4 15 (15.46%) Load Balancing
5 13 (13.40%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (12.37%) Project Management
7 11 (11.34%) Security Architecture
7 11 (11.34%) Web Filtering
8 10 (10.31%) Computer Science
8 10 (10.31%) Microservices
9 9 (9.28%) Continuous Improvement
9 9 (9.28%) High Availability
9 9 (9.28%) Open Source
10 8 (8.25%) Decision-Making
10 8 (8.25%) ITIL
10 8 (8.25%) Service Management
11 7 (7.22%) BPEL
11 7 (7.22%) Configuration Management
11 7 (7.22%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.43%) SQL
2 9 (9.28%) Java
3 7 (7.22%) Python
4 4 (4.12%) Perl
5 3 (3.09%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.09%) C++
6 2 (2.06%) C
6 2 (2.06%) Go
6 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
6 2 (2.06%) Ruby
7 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.03%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 42 (43.30%) Security Cleared
2 29 (29.90%) Cisco Certification
3 26 (26.80%) CCNP
4 22 (22.68%) CCNA
5 21 (21.65%) SC Cleared
6 14 (14.43%) Degree
7 12 (12.37%) DV Cleared
8 10 (10.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
9 6 (6.19%) JNCIA
10 5 (5.15%) CCIE
11 4 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (3.09%) CCDP
13 2 (2.06%) BC Cleared
13 2 (2.06%) CCIP
14 1 (1.03%) CCDA
14 1 (1.03%) CCSA
14 1 (1.03%) CISSP
14 1 (1.03%) JNCIP
14 1 (1.03%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.28%) SLA
2 2 (2.06%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.06%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.03%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 24 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (12.37%) RACF
3 7 (7.22%) Xen
4 6 (6.19%) Active Directory
5 4 (4.12%) VMware NSX
6 3 (3.09%) Docker
6 3 (3.09%) iptables
6 3 (3.09%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.06%) ProxySG
7 2 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.03%) Firmware
8 1 (1.03%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 13 (13.40%) Ansible
1 13 (13.40%) Single Sign-On
2 7 (7.22%) Puppet
3 5 (5.15%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.09%) Sysdig
4 3 (3.09%) Terraform
5 2 (2.06%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.06%) WSUS
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco CME
6 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.03%) Iperf
6 1 (1.03%) QRadar
6 1 (1.03%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (48.45%) Cisco
2 32 (32.99%) Microsoft
3 24 (24.74%) VMware
4 17 (17.53%) Juniper
5 14 (14.43%) F5
5 14 (14.43%) Google
6 13 (13.40%) Palo Alto
7 9 (9.28%) CheckPoint
8 7 (7.22%) Meraki
9 6 (6.19%) Citrix
10 5 (5.15%) Fortinet
10 5 (5.15%) Salesforce.com
11 4 (4.12%) HP
12 3 (3.09%) Blue Coat
12 3 (3.09%) Dynatrace
12 3 (3.09%) Fujitsu
12 3 (3.09%) Riverbed
12 3 (3.09%) SolarWinds
13 2 (2.06%) Sophos
13 2 (2.06%) Splunk