Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 540 604 589
Rank change year-on-year +64 -15 -81
Contract jobs citing IPsec 274 251 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.33% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.61% 2.05% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 162 155
England median daily rate £500 £457 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.47% +1.50% +14.65%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £300
90th Percentile £600 £575 £586
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +14.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 10 1
England median hourly rate £12.59 £43.96 £49.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -71.37% -10.64% +2.84%
UK median hourly rate £13.17 £43.96 £44.60
% change year-on-year -70.04% -1.43% -6.76%

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 10,500 12,242 11,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 13.37% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,506 7,530 7,173
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 668 669
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.06 £19.90
% change year-on-year +10.18% -4.22% -23.46%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 +58 128 £525 +5.00% 1
South East +20 59 £333 -21.18% 6
North of England +21 41 £525 +16.67% 3
Midlands +49 36 £438 +48.94% 1
West Midlands +36 31 £413 - 1
North West +23 26 £550 +46.67% 2
Yorkshire +14 15 £500 +14.29% 1
East of England -5 6 £411 +9.67% 1
East Midlands +19 5 £452 +57.31%
South West -24 3 £400 -4.19% 1
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 166 (60.58%) TCP/IP
2 146 (53.28%) VPN
3 142 (51.82%) Firewall
4 139 (50.73%) DNS
5 130 (47.45%) SSL
6 127 (46.35%) Cisco
7 122 (44.53%) DHCP
8 114 (41.61%) Linux
9 98 (35.77%) BGP
10 97 (35.40%) FTP
11 95 (34.67%) HTTP
12 93 (33.94%) Configuration Management
13 91 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
14 89 (32.48%) Puppet
14 89 (32.48%) DevOps
15 88 (32.12%) WAN
16 87 (31.75%) OSPF
17 86 (31.39%) Jenkins
18 84 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
18 84 (30.66%) Java
19 82 (29.93%) Open Source
20 77 (28.10%) Travis CI
21 72 (26.28%) Data Centre
21 72 (26.28%) CCNP
22 70 (25.55%) LAN
23 60 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
24 57 (20.80%) Security Cleared
25 56 (20.44%) MySQL
26 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
26 53 (19.34%) MongoDB

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 38 (13.87%) nginx
2 31 (11.31%) Apache
2 31 (11.31%) IIS
2 31 (11.31%) Tomcat
3 30 (10.95%) Jetty
3 30 (10.95%) Mongrel
3 30 (10.95%) WebSphere
4 3 (1.09%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.73%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.36%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.36%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 60 (21.90%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (14.96%) Amazon EC2
2 41 (14.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 31 (11.31%) Google App Engine
4 17 (6.20%) Microsoft Azure
5 10 (3.65%) Amazon S3
5 10 (3.65%) Cloud Computing
5 10 (3.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 9 (3.28%) AWS CloudFormation
6 9 (3.28%) AWS Lambda
6 9 (3.28%) Serverless
7 6 (2.19%) IaaS
8 5 (1.82%) Office 365
9 3 (1.09%) PaaS
10 2 (0.73%) SaaS
11 1 (0.36%) Akamai
11 1 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 166 (60.58%) TCP/IP
2 146 (53.28%) VPN
3 142 (51.82%) Firewall
4 139 (50.73%) DNS
5 130 (47.45%) SSL
6 122 (44.53%) DHCP
7 98 (35.77%) BGP
8 97 (35.40%) FTP
9 95 (34.67%) HTTP
10 88 (32.12%) WAN
11 87 (31.75%) OSPF
12 70 (25.55%) LAN
13 52 (18.98%) MPLS
13 52 (18.98%) Wireless
14 47 (17.15%) Cisco Nexus
15 45 (16.42%) Cisco ASA
16 43 (15.69%) VoIP
17 42 (15.33%) EIGRP
18 41 (14.96%) VLAN
19 36 (13.14%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (20.44%) MySQL
2 53 (19.34%) MongoDB
3 51 (18.61%) NoSQL
3 51 (18.61%) RDBMS
3 51 (18.61%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.28%) SQL Server
5 3 (1.09%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 86 (31.39%) Jenkins
2 77 (28.10%) Travis CI
3 8 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.73%) Artifactory
5 2 (0.73%) Maven
5 2 (0.73%) SonarQube
5 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.36%) JIRA
6 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (8.76%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.30%) Finance
3 4 (1.46%) Billing
3 4 (1.46%) Multimedia
4 3 (1.09%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.09%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.09%) Retail
5 2 (0.73%) Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Advertising
6 1 (0.36%) Back Office
6 1 (0.36%) Games
6 1 (0.36%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.36%) Legal
6 1 (0.36%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 111 (40.51%) Network Engineer
2 70 (25.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 17 (6.20%) Senior Network Engineer
4 16 (5.84%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 13 (4.74%) Support Engineer
6 12 (4.38%) AWS Engineer
6 12 (4.38%) Cisco Engineer
6 12 (4.38%) Consultant
6 12 (4.38%) Network Support
6 12 (4.38%) Network Support Engineer
6 12 (4.38%) Security Engineer
6 12 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
7 11 (4.01%) Architect
8 9 (3.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (2.92%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (2.92%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 8 (2.92%) AWS DevOps
9 8 (2.92%) Developer
9 8 (2.92%) Network Security Engineer
9 8 (2.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (13.14%) .NET
2 30 (10.95%) Servlets
3 28 (10.22%) J2EE
4 23 (8.39%) 802.1X
5 15 (5.47%) Web Services
6 8 (2.92%) LDAP
6 8 (2.92%) ModSecurity
7 5 (1.82%) JSON
8 2 (0.73%) Elastic Stack
8 2 (0.73%) Kafka
8 2 (0.73%) Keycloak
8 2 (0.73%) SOAP
8 2 (0.73%) YAML
9 1 (0.36%) CSS
9 1 (0.36%) HTML
9 1 (0.36%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 72 (26.28%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.39%) PKI
3 15 (5.47%) Self-Motivation
4 8 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 5 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (1.82%) Replication
6 4 (1.46%) CESG
6 4 (1.46%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (1.46%) Smartcard
7 2 (0.73%) CMDB
7 2 (0.73%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 2 (0.73%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (0.73%) MPEG
7 2 (0.73%) Private Cloud
7 2 (0.73%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.36%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.36%) IPTV
8 1 (0.36%) Social Media
8 1 (0.36%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 114 (41.61%) Linux
2 37 (13.50%) Windows
3 22 (8.03%) Unix
4 13 (4.74%) Windows Server
5 11 (4.01%) CentOS
6 9 (3.28%) Debian
7 5 (1.82%) Windows 10
8 4 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (0.73%) VMS
10 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.36%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (33.94%) Configuration Management
2 89 (32.48%) DevOps
3 84 (30.66%) Continuous Integration
4 82 (29.93%) Open Source
5 53 (19.34%) Microservices
6 50 (18.25%) Test Automation
7 46 (16.79%) Target Operating Model
7 46 (16.79%) Thought Leadership
8 41 (14.96%) OO
8 41 (14.96%) OOP
9 37 (13.50%) Load Balancing
10 35 (12.77%) Agile Software Development
11 29 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
12 28 (10.22%) Migration
13 25 (9.12%) Network Monitoring
14 23 (8.39%) High Availability
15 18 (6.57%) Change Management
16 17 (6.20%) Network Management
17 16 (5.84%) Kalman Filter
17 16 (5.84%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (30.66%) Java
2 18 (6.57%) Python
3 11 (4.01%) Shell Script
4 9 (3.28%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.92%) PowerShell
5 8 (2.92%) SQL
6 6 (2.19%) Perl
7 4 (1.46%) Ruby
8 3 (1.09%) C
8 3 (1.09%) Go
8 3 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.73%) C++
9 2 (0.73%) PHP
9 2 (0.73%) VB
10 1 (0.36%) Groovy
10 1 (0.36%) R
10 1 (0.36%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 91 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (26.28%) CCNP
3 57 (20.80%) Security Cleared
4 47 (17.15%) SC Cleared
5 33 (12.04%) CCNA
6 24 (8.76%) CCIE
7 18 (6.57%) BPSS Clearance
8 10 (3.65%) JNCIA
9 9 (3.28%) CCDP
10 5 (1.82%) CCIP
10 5 (1.82%) CISSP
11 4 (1.46%) CISA
11 4 (1.46%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.46%) Degree
11 4 (1.46%) DV Cleared
11 4 (1.46%) JNCIE
11 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (1.09%) BC Cleared
12 3 (1.09%) HP ASE
12 3 (1.09%) HPE ATP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.55%) SLA
2 6 (2.19%) QA
3 4 (1.46%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.46%) GDPR
3 4 (1.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.09%) PMO
4 3 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.73%) NCSC
5 2 (0.73%) RMADS
6 1 (0.36%) COBIT
6 1 (0.36%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
System Software
1 50 (18.25%) Virtual Machines
2 47 (17.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (10.95%) Xen
4 23 (8.39%) Active Directory
5 22 (8.03%) Docker
6 8 (2.92%) Snort
6 8 (2.92%) Squid
7 7 (2.55%) Hyper-V
8 5 (1.82%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.82%) VMware NSX
9 4 (1.46%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.46%) IAG
10 3 (1.09%) ProxySG
10 3 (1.09%) vSphere
11 2 (0.73%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.73%) XenApp
11 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.36%) iptables
12 1 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.36%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 89 (32.48%) Puppet
2 46 (16.79%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (9.85%) Kubernetes
4 26 (9.49%) Ansible
4 26 (9.49%) Terraform
5 21 (7.66%) FortiGate
6 11 (4.01%) Packer
7 8 (2.92%) Cisco Prime
7 8 (2.92%) HAProxy
7 8 (2.92%) Kibana
8 7 (2.55%) Nagios
8 7 (2.55%) Salt
9 6 (2.19%) Cacti
10 4 (1.46%) Opsview
10 4 (1.46%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.09%) Cisco CME
11 3 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.73%) vCenter Server
13 1 (0.36%) Failover Clustering
13 1 (0.36%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 127 (46.35%) Cisco
2 53 (19.34%) Microsoft
3 52 (18.98%) VMware
4 51 (18.61%) F5
5 48 (17.52%) CheckPoint
6 42 (15.33%) Juniper
7 41 (14.96%) Google
8 35 (12.77%) SolarWinds
9 31 (11.31%) Palo Alto
10 24 (8.76%) Citrix
11 20 (7.30%) NetApp
12 15 (5.47%) Meraki
13 14 (5.11%) HP
14 13 (4.74%) Fortinet
15 12 (4.38%) Aruba
16 11 (4.01%) Aerohive Networks
17 8 (2.92%) Dynatrace
18 7 (2.55%) Alcatel-Lucent
18 7 (2.55%) Blue Coat
18 7 (2.55%) Riverbed