Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 29 July 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)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 499 374 485
Rank change year-on-year -125 +111 +31
Contract jobs citing IPsec 34 18 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.11% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.20% 1.04% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 14 91
10th Percentile £313 £363 £313
25th Percentile £400 £384 £463
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £500 £513
Median % change year-on-year -5.00% -2.44% +7.89%
75th Percentile £588 £608 £575
90th Percentile £619 £699 £600
England median daily rate £475 £490 £478
% change year-on-year -3.06% +2.62% +9.14%

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,826 1,732 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.40% 10.91% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,919 1,204 2,862
10th Percentile £300 £253 £219
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £656
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 43 102
10th Percentile £13.25 £15.05 £13.89
25th Percentile £19.07 £25.63 £18.12
Median hourly rate £26.50 £41.50 £21.75
Median % change year-on-year -36.14% +90.80% +8.75%
75th Percentile £51.44 £47.83 £43.57
90th Percentile £69.00 £53.50 £52.38
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.17 £21.15
% change year-on-year -12.58% +18.98% +5.75%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IPsec in London.

Daily rate trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPsec in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IPsec in London.

Hourly rate trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the London region over the 6 months to 29 July 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
South London +22 2 £631 +26.20%
Central London -29 2 £455 -22.55% 9
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 London region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 18 (52.94%) VPN
2 16 (47.06%) Firewall
3 15 (44.12%) VMware
4 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (41.18%) AWS
5 13 (38.24%) SSL
6 12 (35.29%) DNS
7 11 (32.35%) Linux
7 11 (32.35%) Google
7 11 (32.35%) BGP
8 10 (29.41%) Cisco
8 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
8 10 (29.41%) OSPF
8 10 (29.41%) DevOps
9 9 (26.47%) GCP
9 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
9 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
9 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
9 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
10 8 (23.53%) PKI
10 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 8 (23.53%) MPLS
10 8 (23.53%) Java
10 8 (23.53%) DHCP
10 8 (23.53%) Open Source
10 8 (23.53%) Social Skills
11 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
11 7 (20.59%) WAN
11 7 (20.59%) FTP
12 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 6 (17.65%) Apache
1 6 (17.65%) IIS
1 6 (17.65%) Jetty
1 6 (17.65%) Mongrel
1 6 (17.65%) nginx
1 6 (17.65%) Tomcat
1 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.94%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (14.71%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (41.18%) AWS
2 9 (26.47%) GCP
3 6 (17.65%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (17.65%) Google App Engine
4 5 (14.71%) Azure
4 5 (14.71%) Google Workspace
5 3 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (8.82%) Microsoft 365
6 2 (5.88%) Amazon ELB
6 2 (5.88%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.94%) IaaS
7 1 (2.94%) PaaS
7 1 (2.94%) Power Platform
7 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (52.94%) VPN
2 16 (47.06%) Firewall
3 13 (38.24%) SSL
4 12 (35.29%) DNS
5 11 (32.35%) BGP
6 10 (29.41%) OSPF
7 9 (26.47%) TCP/IP
8 8 (23.53%) DHCP
8 8 (23.53%) MPLS
9 7 (20.59%) FTP
9 7 (20.59%) WAN
10 6 (17.65%) HTTP
10 6 (17.65%) LAN
11 5 (14.71%) EIGRP
11 5 (14.71%) VLAN
11 5 (14.71%) VRRP
12 4 (11.76%) HSRP
12 4 (11.76%) IKE
12 4 (11.76%) Internet
12 4 (11.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) Data Mining
1 1 (2.94%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (26.47%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.65%) Travis CI
3 3 (8.82%) Artifactory
3 3 (8.82%) Git (software)
3 3 (8.82%) Maven
3 3 (8.82%) SonarQube
4 1 (2.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (23.53%) Social Skills
2 7 (20.59%) Public Sector
3 5 (14.71%) Presentation Skills
4 3 (8.82%) Games
5 2 (5.88%) Finance
6 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.94%) Banking
6 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) DevOps Engineer
1 7 (20.59%) Network Engineer
2 5 (14.71%) Bid Manager
2 5 (14.71%) Service Manager
3 4 (11.76%) Security Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) Architect
5 2 (5.88%) IT Manager
5 2 (5.88%) IT Security Manager
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Security Manager
5 2 (5.88%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) IT Security Analyst
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Network Architect
6 1 (2.94%) NOC Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Security Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Technical Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.65%) .NET
1 6 (17.65%) J2EE
1 6 (17.65%) Servlets
2 3 (8.82%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (8.82%) Kafka
2 3 (8.82%) Keycloak
2 3 (8.82%) Velocity
3 2 (5.88%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.88%) OAuth
3 2 (5.88%) OAuth2
3 2 (5.88%) Web Services
4 1 (2.94%) OpenID
4 1 (2.94%) SAML
4 1 (2.94%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) PKI
2 5 (14.71%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (11.76%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (2.94%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.94%) Private Cloud
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (32.35%) Linux
2 5 (14.71%) Windows
3 3 (8.82%) HPUX
3 3 (8.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (8.82%) Windows 10
4 2 (5.88%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) DevOps
2 8 (23.53%) Open Source
3 6 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.71%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (14.71%) Presales
4 5 (14.71%) Project Management
5 4 (11.76%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (11.76%) Information Security
5 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (8.82%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (8.82%) OO
6 3 (8.82%) OOP
6 3 (8.82%) Project Delivery
6 3 (8.82%) Server Virtualisation
7 2 (5.88%) Auto-Scaling
7 2 (5.88%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (5.88%) Microservices
7 2 (5.88%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.82%) C++
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
2 3 (8.82%) Python
3 2 (5.88%) C
3 2 (5.88%) Go
3 2 (5.88%) Ruby
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (26.47%) SC Cleared
1 9 (26.47%) Security Cleared
2 5 (14.71%) Degree
3 4 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (8.82%) CCNP
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (5.88%) CCNA
5 2 (5.88%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.94%) CCDA
6 1 (2.94%) CCDP
6 1 (2.94%) CCIE
6 1 (2.94%) CCSA
6 1 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (8.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 14 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (17.65%) Xen
3 4 (11.76%) Docker
4 3 (8.82%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.82%) iptables
4 3 (8.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.88%) pfSense
6 1 (2.94%) RACF
6 1 (2.94%) vCloud
6 1 (2.94%) VMware NSX
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 5 (14.71%) Terraform
3 4 (11.76%) Kubernetes
4 3 (8.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 3 (8.82%) Ansible
4 3 (8.82%) Sysdig
4 3 (8.82%) TrustSec
5 2 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (5.88%) FortiGate
5 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (2.94%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) VMware
2 11 (32.35%) Google
3 10 (29.41%) Cisco
3 10 (29.41%) Microsoft
4 8 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 5 (14.71%) HP
5 5 (14.71%) Palo Alto
5 5 (14.71%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (11.76%) Juniper
7 3 (8.82%) Dynatrace
7 3 (8.82%) F5
7 3 (8.82%) Fortinet
7 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) Oracle
7 3 (8.82%) Red Hat
8 2 (5.88%) Citrix
8 2 (5.88%) SolarWinds
9 1 (2.94%) CA
9 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
9 1 (2.94%) McAfee