Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 November 2017 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
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 520 457 456
Rank change year-on-year -63 -1 +30
Contract jobs citing IPsec 109 165 158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.37% 0.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.01% 2.63% 2.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 109 110
London median daily rate £425 £475 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +9.20% +11.90%
10th Percentile £220 £313 £310
90th Percentile £600 £576 £550
England median daily rate £411 £450 £435
% change year-on-year -8.61% +3.45% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.40% +23.74%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -3.26% -3.83% +37.64%

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 5430 6270 5907
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.53% 13.90% 12.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3643 4098 3904
London median daily rate £450 £450 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.13% +6.00%
10th Percentile £213 £256 £219
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 142 178
London median hourly rate £19.57 £19.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.00% -2.56% +5.41%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.74 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.38 £50.00 £44.13
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 November 2017. 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 -8 21 £456 +4.58% 3
South London -41 8 £358 -23.94% 1
West London -7 3 £300 -21.05%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 70 (64.22%) Firewall
2 69 (63.30%) Cisco
3 57 (52.29%) VPN
4 56 (51.38%) BGP
4 56 (51.38%) Network Security
5 53 (48.62%) TCP/IP
6 50 (45.87%) MPLS
7 44 (40.37%) WAN
8 42 (38.53%) OSPF
9 40 (36.70%) SSL
10 38 (34.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 37 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (33.03%) Data Centre
13 33 (30.28%) Palo Alto
13 33 (30.28%) HTTP
14 31 (28.44%) DNS
14 31 (28.44%) CCNP
14 31 (28.44%) LAN
14 31 (28.44%) EIGRP
15 29 (26.61%) Wireless
15 29 (26.61%) Linux
15 29 (26.61%) CCIE
16 27 (24.77%) Finance
17 26 (23.85%) Cisco IOS
18 25 (22.94%) Java
19 23 (21.10%) Banking
19 23 (21.10%) Cisco ASA
19 23 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
20 22 (20.18%) Riverbed
20 22 (20.18%) Cisco Wireless

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 17 (15.60%) Apache
2 14 (12.84%) nginx
3 11 (10.09%) IIS
3 11 (10.09%) WebSphere
4 9 (8.26%) Tomcat
5 7 (6.42%) Jetty
5 7 (6.42%) Mongrel
6 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.67%) WebLogic
7 3 (2.75%) CMS
7 3 (2.75%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.83%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.92%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 23 (21.10%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (11.93%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (7.34%) Google App Engine
3 8 (7.34%) Google Cloud Platform
3 8 (7.34%) PaaS
4 5 (4.59%) Amazon S3
4 5 (4.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (4.59%) Route 53
4 5 (4.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 4 (3.67%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.67%) IaaS
5 4 (3.67%) SaaS
6 1 (0.92%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 70 (64.22%) Firewall
2 57 (52.29%) VPN
3 56 (51.38%) BGP
3 56 (51.38%) Network Security
4 53 (48.62%) TCP/IP
5 50 (45.87%) MPLS
6 44 (40.37%) WAN
7 42 (38.53%) OSPF
8 40 (36.70%) SSL
9 38 (34.86%) Cisco Nexus
10 33 (30.28%) HTTP
11 31 (28.44%) DNS
11 31 (28.44%) EIGRP
11 31 (28.44%) LAN
12 29 (26.61%) Wireless
13 26 (23.85%) Cisco IOS
14 23 (21.10%) Cisco ASA
15 22 (20.18%) Cisco Wireless
16 21 (19.27%) WLAN
17 20 (18.35%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Git (software)
1 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
1 7 (6.42%) Travis CI
2 5 (4.59%) Subversion
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 27 (24.77%) Finance
2 23 (21.10%) Banking
3 14 (12.84%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.83%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Billing
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 54 (49.54%) Network Engineer
2 29 (26.61%) Cisco Engineer
3 25 (22.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Lead Network Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Analyst
5 13 (11.93%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) Security Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Architect
7 11 (10.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 11 (10.09%) Security Analyst
8 8 (7.34%) Senior Network Engineer
9 7 (6.42%) Security Architect
10 6 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (5.50%) Cisco Security Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Telecoms Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) AWS Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Cloud Architect
11 5 (4.59%) Support Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Cisco Voice Engineer
12 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.01%) .NET
2 9 (8.26%) J2EE
3 8 (7.34%) Servlets
4 4 (3.67%) Web Services
4 4 (3.67%) XMPP
5 3 (2.75%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.83%) REST
7 1 (0.92%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (33.03%) Data Centre
2 20 (18.35%) PKI
3 8 (7.34%) Public Cloud
4 7 (6.42%) Computer Science
4 7 (6.42%) Replication
5 4 (3.67%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.75%) Clustering
7 1 (0.92%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.92%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (0.92%) iPad
7 1 (0.92%) IVR
7 1 (0.92%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (26.61%) Linux
2 6 (5.50%) Unix
3 2 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (1.83%) Windows
4 1 (0.92%) CatOS
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server
4 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (17.43%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (17.43%) WAN Optimisation
2 17 (15.60%) DevOps
3 15 (13.76%) Cryptography
4 14 (12.84%) Load Balancing
4 14 (12.84%) SIEM
5 13 (11.93%) Cybersecurity
5 13 (11.93%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (11.01%) Network Design
7 11 (10.09%) Configuration Management
7 11 (10.09%) ITIL
8 9 (8.26%) Migration
8 9 (8.26%) Open Source
9 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (7.34%) Protective Monitoring
9 8 (7.34%) Server Virtualisation
10 7 (6.42%) Security Architecture
10 7 (6.42%) Test Automation
11 6 (5.50%) Change Management
11 6 (5.50%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) Java
2 18 (16.51%) Bash Shell
3 14 (12.84%) Python
4 13 (11.93%) C-shell
4 13 (11.93%) Korn
4 13 (11.93%) Ruby
5 7 (6.42%) SQL
6 5 (4.59%) Perl
7 4 (3.67%) C
8 2 (1.83%) Go
9 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 37 (33.94%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (28.44%) CCNP
3 29 (26.61%) CCIE
4 12 (11.01%) Degree
5 9 (8.26%) Security Cleared
6 4 (3.67%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (3.67%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 4 (3.67%) CCNA
6 4 (3.67%) CCVP
6 4 (3.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.75%) AWS Certification
7 3 (2.75%) CCNP Voice
8 2 (1.83%) CCDA
8 2 (1.83%) MCSE
8 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.92%) CCDP
9 1 (0.92%) CCIP
9 1 (0.92%) CCSP
9 1 (0.92%) HP ASE
9 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.83%) GDPR
2 2 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 19 (17.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (9.17%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.26%) iptables
4 8 (7.34%) Xen
5 6 (5.50%) BitLocker
5 6 (5.50%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.50%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.75%) NFS
7 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.83%) IAG
8 2 (1.83%) Samba
8 2 (1.83%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.92%) pfSense
9 1 (0.92%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.92%) vSphere
9 1 (0.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) Puppet
2 9 (8.26%) SELinux
3 8 (7.34%) Terraform
4 6 (5.50%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (5.50%) Nagios
5 4 (3.67%) Cacti
5 4 (3.67%) Cisco UCCE
6 3 (2.75%) Ansible
6 3 (2.75%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (1.83%) CA Spectrum
7 2 (1.83%) OPNET
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.92%) Forum Sentry
8 1 (0.92%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.92%) Icinga
8 1 (0.92%) OpenView
8 1 (0.92%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (0.92%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 69 (63.30%) Cisco
2 33 (30.28%) Palo Alto
3 22 (20.18%) Riverbed
4 21 (19.27%) VMware
5 18 (16.51%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.01%) F5
7 11 (10.09%) Juniper
7 11 (10.09%) Microsoft
8 10 (9.17%) HP
9 8 (7.34%) Google
10 7 (6.42%) NetApp
10 7 (6.42%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.50%) Oracle
12 5 (4.59%) Arista
12 5 (4.59%) Citrix
13 3 (2.75%) NICE Systems
14 2 (1.83%) CA
14 2 (1.83%) Extreme Networks
14 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
14 2 (1.83%) Sybase