Period
to 22 August 2018

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 22 August 2018 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
22 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 476 488
Rank change year-on-year -27 +12 -50
Contract jobs citing IPsec 120 122 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.26% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.16% 2.48% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 72 88
London median daily rate £456 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.39% -10.00% +19.05%
10th Percentile £278 £300 £363
90th Percentile £575 £600 £577
England median daily rate £433 £420 £436
% change year-on-year +2.98% -3.72% +9.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
London median hourly rate - £49.19 -
England median hourly rate £43.96 £47.50 £47.83
% change year-on-year -7.46% -0.69% +5.32%

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 5,548 4,918 6,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.21% 11.47% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,849 3,242 4,093
London median daily rate £450 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 141 103
London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.16 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.46% +11.34% -2.64%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.19 £48.71
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -28.00% +21.95%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in London over the 6 months to 22 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec in London.

Contractor 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 22 August 2018. 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
Central London -23 24 £400 -26.27% 3
West London -22 8 £413 +37.50% 4
South London -41 4 £495 +38.46% 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2018, 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 74 (61.67%) VPN
2 71 (59.17%) Firewall
3 70 (58.33%) Cisco
4 60 (50.00%) SSL
5 53 (44.17%) TCP/IP
6 50 (41.67%) DNS
7 46 (38.33%) Cisco Certification
8 43 (35.83%) DHCP
9 41 (34.17%) Wireless
9 41 (34.17%) Network Security
10 40 (33.33%) WAN
11 38 (31.67%) FTP
12 36 (30.00%) Linux
13 35 (29.17%) HTTP
13 35 (29.17%) CCNP
14 33 (27.50%) BGP
14 33 (27.50%) Palo Alto
15 32 (26.67%) LAN
16 30 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
17 28 (23.33%) Security Cleared
17 28 (23.33%) SC Cleared
17 28 (23.33%) Configuration Management
18 27 (22.50%) Data Centre
19 26 (21.67%) Puppet
19 26 (21.67%) Opscode Chef
19 26 (21.67%) Juniper
19 26 (21.67%) CheckPoint
19 26 (21.67%) OSPF
19 26 (21.67%) MySQL
20 25 (20.83%) ITIL

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 3 (2.50%) Apache
1 3 (2.50%) nginx
2 2 (1.67%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.83%) IIS
3 1 (0.83%) Jetty
3 1 (0.83%) Mongrel
3 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 14 (11.67%) MS Visio
2 12 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.50%) Google Cloud Platform
3 3 (2.50%) Office 365
4 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.83%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.83%) GitHub
5 1 (0.83%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.83%) PaaS
5 1 (0.83%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 74 (61.67%) VPN
2 71 (59.17%) Firewall
3 60 (50.00%) SSL
4 53 (44.17%) TCP/IP
5 50 (41.67%) DNS
6 43 (35.83%) DHCP
7 41 (34.17%) Network Security
7 41 (34.17%) Wireless
8 40 (33.33%) WAN
9 38 (31.67%) FTP
10 35 (29.17%) HTTP
11 33 (27.50%) BGP
12 32 (26.67%) LAN
13 30 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
14 26 (21.67%) OSPF
15 25 (20.83%) MPLS
16 23 (19.17%) Cisco Nexus
17 20 (16.67%) Internet
18 18 (15.00%) Cisco Wireless
18 18 (15.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (21.67%) MySQL
2 23 (19.17%) MongoDB
3 22 (18.33%) NoSQL
3 22 (18.33%) RDBMS
3 22 (18.33%) Relational Database
4 5 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 24 (20.00%) Jenkins
2 21 (17.50%) Travis CI
3 13 (10.83%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (1.67%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.83%) AppScan
5 1 (0.83%) JMeter
5 1 (0.83%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.83%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.83%) Subversion
5 1 (0.83%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.00%) Multimedia
4 5 (4.17%) Legal
5 4 (3.33%) Banking
6 3 (2.50%) Retail
7 1 (0.83%) Avionics
7 1 (0.83%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.83%) Law
Job Titles
1 47 (39.17%) Network Engineer
2 25 (20.83%) Security Engineer
3 20 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
4 17 (14.17%) Senior Network Engineer
5 14 (11.67%) Architect
6 12 (10.00%) Consultant
7 10 (8.33%) Senior Network Security Engineer
7 10 (8.33%) Senior Security Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Network Consultant
9 8 (6.67%) Security Architect
10 7 (5.83%) Network Security Consultant
10 7 (5.83%) Security Consultant
11 5 (4.17%) Analyst
12 4 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support
12 4 (3.33%) IT Support
12 4 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
12 4 (3.33%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (11.67%) 802.1X
2 6 (5.00%) JSON
3 4 (3.33%) Web Services
4 2 (1.67%) REST
5 1 (0.83%) .NET
5 1 (0.83%) J2EE
5 1 (0.83%) LAMP
5 1 (0.83%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.83%) LDAP
5 1 (0.83%) LEMP Stack
5 1 (0.83%) RFC 2544
5 1 (0.83%) SAML
5 1 (0.83%) Servlets
5 1 (0.83%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (22.50%) Data Centre
2 16 (13.33%) PKI
3 13 (10.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (5.83%) Computer Science
5 6 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.33%) NHS
7 3 (2.50%) Replication
8 2 (1.67%) Algorithms
8 2 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.83%) BYOD
9 1 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.83%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (30.00%) Linux
2 14 (11.67%) Windows
3 8 (6.67%) Unix
4 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (2.50%) Windows 10
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.83%) CentOS
5 1 (0.83%) HPUX
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
5 1 (0.83%) Windows 7
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.33%) Configuration Management
2 25 (20.83%) ITIL
3 24 (20.00%) DevOps
3 24 (20.00%) Open Source
4 23 (19.17%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (18.33%) Change Management
6 21 (17.50%) Target Operating Model
7 19 (15.83%) Microservices
8 18 (15.00%) OO
8 18 (15.00%) OOP
8 18 (15.00%) Test Automation
9 14 (11.67%) ITIL V3
10 13 (10.83%) Security Architecture
11 12 (10.00%) Network Management
12 11 (9.17%) Business Analysis
12 11 (9.17%) Identity Access Management
12 11 (9.17%) Information Security
12 11 (9.17%) Network Virtualisation
13 10 (8.33%) Digital Transformation Programme
13 10 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 21 (17.50%) Java
2 5 (4.17%) Perl
2 5 (4.17%) Python
3 3 (2.50%) C++
4 2 (1.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) Go
5 1 (0.83%) MATLAB
5 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.83%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 46 (38.33%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (29.17%) CCNP
3 28 (23.33%) SC Cleared
3 28 (23.33%) Security Cleared
4 15 (12.50%) CCNA
5 13 (10.83%) CCSE
6 12 (10.00%) Degree
7 8 (6.67%) CCIE
8 7 (5.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (5.00%) CISSP
10 5 (4.17%) JNCIA
11 4 (3.33%) CEH
11 4 (3.33%) DV Cleared
12 3 (2.50%) CCSA
12 3 (2.50%) CCSP
12 3 (2.50%) JNCIP
12 3 (2.50%) JNCIS
12 3 (2.50%) Master's Degree
12 3 (2.50%) RHCT
13 2 (1.67%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (10.00%) SLA
3 8 (6.67%) PCI DSS
4 4 (3.33%) GDPR
5 2 (1.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.83%) GCP
6 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 19 (15.83%) Virtual Machines
2 18 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 4 (3.33%) Terminal Services
6 3 (2.50%) BitLocker
6 3 (2.50%) IAG
6 3 (2.50%) ProxySG
6 3 (2.50%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.67%) vCloud
7 2 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.67%) vSphere
8 1 (0.83%) Docker
8 1 (0.83%) NFS
8 1 (0.83%) pfSense
8 1 (0.83%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (21.67%) Opscode Chef
1 26 (21.67%) Puppet
2 9 (7.50%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (2.50%) Cacti
3 3 (2.50%) Nagios
3 3 (2.50%) Nessus
3 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (1.67%) Ansible
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco CME
4 2 (1.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.67%) OSSEC
4 2 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (1.67%) Terraform
4 2 (1.67%) TrustSec
4 2 (1.67%) vCenter Server
4 2 (1.67%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.83%) Grafana
5 1 (0.83%) RSA enVision
5 1 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 70 (58.33%) Cisco
2 33 (27.50%) Palo Alto
3 26 (21.67%) CheckPoint
3 26 (21.67%) Juniper
4 22 (18.33%) VMware
5 19 (15.83%) HP
6 17 (14.17%) Microsoft
7 15 (12.50%) SolarWinds
8 13 (10.83%) F5
8 13 (10.83%) Forcepoint
9 12 (10.00%) Barracuda Networks
10 11 (9.17%) Aruba
11 10 (8.33%) Infoblox
12 8 (6.67%) 3PAR
12 8 (6.67%) Riverbed
12 8 (6.67%) Trend Micro
13 7 (5.83%) Red Hat
14 5 (4.17%) Blue Coat
14 5 (4.17%) Fortinet
14 5 (4.17%) Meraki