Period
to 12 August 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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 443 590 594
Rank change year-on-year +147 +4 -6
Contract jobs citing IPsec 74 235 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.80% 2.20% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 163 190
Median daily rate £500 £480 £441
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +8.78% +5.69%
10th Percentile £318 £313 £280
90th Percentile £636 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +8.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 10
Median hourly rate £25.50 £12.00 £43.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +112.50% -72.70% -7.46%
10th Percentile £18.73 £12.00 £37.09
90th Percentile £33.83 £63.57 £48.67
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £43.96
% change year-on-year +80.00% -60.19% -7.46%

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 4,122 10,690 12,587
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.47% 12.90% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,391 6,598 7,746
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £205
90th Percentile £636 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 508 702
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.67 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.87% +18.35% +10.50%
10th Percentile £14.50 £12.00 £12.27
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +18.75% +5.26%

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 2020.

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 12 August 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 +129 20 £490 +30.67% 6
Midlands +70 20 £550 +21.00% 2
London +141 19 £525 +1.20% 15
West Midlands +65 19 £550 +10.00% 2
East of England +83 6 £443 +10.63%
North of England +96 5 £384 -30.23% 2
South West +98 4 £550 +22.22%
North West +71 3 £363 -34.09% 2
Yorkshire +78 1 £405 -11.23%
East Midlands +56 1 £210 -53.57%
North East - 1 - -
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 55 (74.32%) Firewall
2 47 (63.51%) Cisco
3 46 (62.16%) VPN
4 43 (58.11%) WAN
5 40 (54.05%) BGP
6 36 (48.65%) Security Cleared
7 34 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
8 31 (41.89%) Juniper
8 31 (41.89%) EIGRP
9 29 (39.19%) OSPF
9 29 (39.19%) LAN
10 27 (36.49%) CCNP
10 27 (36.49%) MPLS
11 26 (35.14%) Linux
12 23 (31.08%) DNS
13 20 (27.03%) Python
14 19 (25.68%) SNMP
15 18 (24.32%) PKI
16 17 (22.97%) DHCP
17 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
17 16 (21.62%) CCIE
17 16 (21.62%) CCNA
17 16 (21.62%) Load Balancing
17 16 (21.62%) Network Security
18 15 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
18 15 (20.27%) VoIP
18 15 (20.27%) Windows
18 15 (20.27%) F5
18 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
19 14 (18.92%) Palo Alto

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 4 (5.41%) IBM Notes
2 3 (4.05%) Confluence
2 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (4.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (4.05%) AWS
2 3 (4.05%) Azure
2 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
3 2 (2.70%) Akamai
4 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.35%) GCP
4 1 (1.35%) GitHub
4 1 (1.35%) Office 365
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 55 (74.32%) Firewall
2 46 (62.16%) VPN
3 43 (58.11%) WAN
4 40 (54.05%) BGP
5 31 (41.89%) EIGRP
6 29 (39.19%) LAN
6 29 (39.19%) OSPF
7 27 (36.49%) MPLS
8 23 (31.08%) DNS
9 19 (25.68%) SNMP
10 17 (22.97%) DHCP
11 16 (21.62%) Network Security
11 16 (21.62%) TCP/IP
12 15 (20.27%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (20.27%) VoIP
13 14 (18.92%) Cisco Nexus
13 14 (18.92%) Internet
13 14 (18.92%) SSL
14 13 (17.57%) VLAN
15 12 (16.22%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) MySQL
1 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.41%) MongoDB
3 3 (4.05%) Big Data
3 3 (4.05%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.35%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (5.41%) ClearCase
1 4 (5.41%) ClearQuest
1 4 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.41%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.05%) JIRA
2 3 (4.05%) Robot Framework
2 3 (4.05%) TestRail
3 1 (1.35%) GitLab
3 1 (1.35%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
2 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 3 (4.05%) Legal
4 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.35%) Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 51 (68.92%) Network Engineer
2 10 (13.51%) Design Engineer
3 9 (12.16%) Senior Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Network Design Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Network Support
4 8 (10.81%) Network Support Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Support Engineer
5 6 (8.11%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Analyst
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.76%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.05%) LDAP
3 1 (1.35%) HTML
3 1 (1.35%) J2EE
3 1 (1.35%) RESTful
3 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (24.32%) PKI
2 15 (20.27%) Data Centre
3 10 (13.51%) Self-Motivation
4 9 (12.16%) Client/Server
5 8 (10.81%) Management Information System
6 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (4.05%) Clustering
7 3 (4.05%) Replication
7 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.70%) CESG
8 2 (2.70%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.70%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (2.70%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (2.70%) User Experience
9 1 (1.35%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 26 (35.14%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Windows
3 8 (10.81%) Unix
4 4 (5.41%) AIX
4 4 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.05%) CentOS
5 3 (4.05%) Solaris
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.05%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.35%) HPUX
7 1 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.62%) Load Balancing
2 13 (17.57%) Network Design
3 12 (16.22%) Change Management
4 11 (14.86%) Cryptography
4 11 (14.86%) Network Management
5 10 (13.51%) Information Security
5 10 (13.51%) Migration
5 10 (13.51%) SIEM
6 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
7 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (10.81%) Project Delivery
8 7 (9.46%) Configuration Management
8 7 (9.46%) DevOps
9 6 (8.11%) Ethical Hacking
9 6 (8.11%) High Availability
10 5 (6.76%) Incident Management
10 5 (6.76%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (6.76%) Process Management
11 4 (5.41%) ITIL
11 4 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) Python
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 6 (8.11%) VBScript
4 5 (6.76%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.41%) C
5 4 (5.41%) JavaScript
5 4 (5.41%) VB
6 3 (4.05%) PHP
6 3 (4.05%) SQL
7 2 (2.70%) Java
7 2 (2.70%) Perl
8 1 (1.35%) Go
8 1 (1.35%) Lisp
8 1 (1.35%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 36 (48.65%) Security Cleared
2 34 (45.95%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (36.49%) CCNP
4 16 (21.62%) CCIE
4 16 (21.62%) CCNA
5 14 (18.92%) CCDP
6 13 (17.57%) SC Cleared
7 11 (14.86%) DV Cleared
8 9 (12.16%) CCIE Routing and Switching
9 6 (8.11%) CCDA
9 6 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (6.76%) BC Cleared
10 5 (6.76%) BPSS Clearance
10 5 (6.76%) CCIP
11 4 (5.41%) JNCIA
12 3 (4.05%) ISTQB
13 2 (2.70%) CEH
13 2 (2.70%) CREST Certified
13 2 (2.70%) GIAC
13 2 (2.70%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.76%) QA
2 4 (5.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.81%) Active Directory
1 8 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (6.76%) VMware NSX
4 4 (5.41%) Terminal Server
5 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
5 3 (4.05%) vSphere
5 3 (4.05%) XenApp
6 2 (2.70%) Snort
7 1 (1.35%) Docker
7 1 (1.35%) NFS
7 1 (1.35%) ProxySG
7 1 (1.35%) Samba
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (6.76%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.41%) Kubernetes
2 4 (5.41%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.41%) Tivoli
2 4 (5.41%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 3 (4.05%) HP ALM
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.05%) SCCM
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
3 3 (4.05%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 3 (4.05%) WSUS
4 2 (2.70%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 2 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.70%) Puppet
4 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.70%) vRealize
5 1 (1.35%) Terraform
5 1 (1.35%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 47 (63.51%) Cisco
2 31 (41.89%) Juniper
3 15 (20.27%) F5
4 14 (18.92%) CheckPoint
4 14 (18.92%) Palo Alto
5 12 (16.22%) VMware
6 11 (14.86%) HP
7 8 (10.81%) McAfee
7 8 (10.81%) Oracle
8 7 (9.46%) Citrix
8 7 (9.46%) Microsoft
8 7 (9.46%) SolarWinds
8 7 (9.46%) Splunk
9 6 (8.11%) Dell
9 6 (8.11%) Symantec
10 5 (6.76%) Arista
10 5 (6.76%) Qualys
11 4 (5.41%) ArcSight
11 4 (5.41%) Aruba
11 4 (5.41%) Extreme Networks