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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 16 May 2022 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
16 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 496 447 387
Rank change year-on-year -49 -60 +69
Contract jobs citing IPsec 90 18 40
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.076% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 0.85% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 12 29
10th Percentile £418 £283 £350
25th Percentile £463 £491 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £529 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.02% +17.50% -14.29%
75th Percentile £675 £591 £738
90th Percentile £725 £600 £780
England median daily rate £500 £523 £450
% change year-on-year -4.31% +16.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £26.75 - -
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
75th Percentile £30.25 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £17.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year +157.97% -11.54% +62.50%

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 3,636 2,118 2,236
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.43% 8.93% 10.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,524 1,467 1,548
10th Percentile £313 £299 £206
25th Percentile £446 £381 £342
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £656 £575 £571
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -1.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 19 65
10th Percentile £20.90 £13.70 £14.80
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.44 £18.50
Median hourly rate £33.75 £49.66 £36.50
Median % change year-on-year -32.03% +36.04% +62.22%
75th Percentile £47.35 £64.38 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.05 £53.25
England median hourly rate £23.91 £24.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -0.38% +20.00% +6.81%

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 16 May 2022.

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 16 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London - 6 £588 - 4
South London -13 3 £685 +81.46%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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 66 (73.33%) VPN
2 58 (64.44%) Firewall
3 41 (45.56%) SSL
4 39 (43.33%) Linux
4 39 (43.33%) BGP
5 38 (42.22%) WAN
6 37 (41.11%) Azure
7 34 (37.78%) Cisco
7 34 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
8 33 (36.67%) SD-WAN
9 30 (33.33%) DNS
9 30 (33.33%) Network Security
10 29 (32.22%) AWS
11 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
12 27 (30.00%) OSPF
13 26 (28.89%) VMware
14 25 (27.78%) PKI
14 25 (27.78%) Unix
14 25 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
15 24 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
15 24 (26.67%) CCNP
15 24 (26.67%) MPLS
16 23 (25.56%) Load Balancing
16 23 (25.56%) PaaS
17 22 (24.44%) IaaS
18 21 (23.33%) Kubernetes
18 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
18 21 (23.33%) LAN
19 20 (22.22%) Windows
19 20 (22.22%) Docker

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 19 (21.11%) OpenStack
2 9 (10.00%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (3.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.22%) Confluence
4 2 (2.22%) nginx
5 1 (1.11%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 12 (13.33%) MS Visio
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (41.11%) Azure
2 29 (32.22%) AWS
3 23 (25.56%) PaaS
4 22 (24.44%) IaaS
5 19 (21.11%) SaaS
6 16 (17.78%) GCP
7 8 (8.89%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (6.67%) Microsoft 365
9 4 (4.44%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (3.33%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (2.22%) Amazon S3
11 2 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (2.22%) Power Platform
11 2 (2.22%) Serverless
11 2 (2.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 1 (1.11%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 66 (73.33%) VPN
2 58 (64.44%) Firewall
3 41 (45.56%) SSL
4 39 (43.33%) BGP
5 38 (42.22%) WAN
6 33 (36.67%) SD-WAN
7 30 (33.33%) DNS
7 30 (33.33%) Network Security
8 27 (30.00%) OSPF
9 24 (26.67%) MPLS
10 21 (23.33%) LAN
10 21 (23.33%) TCP/IP
11 19 (21.11%) Wireless
12 18 (20.00%) EIGRP
12 18 (20.00%) IKE
13 15 (16.67%) DHCP
14 12 (13.33%) Multicast
15 11 (12.22%) Cisco ISE
15 11 (12.22%) Internet
16 9 (10.00%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle Database
1 2 (2.22%) Oracle ODI
1 2 (2.22%) Power BI
2 1 (1.11%) Metadata
2 1 (1.11%) Metadata Repository
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 1 (1.11%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (5.56%) JIRA
2 3 (3.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (16.67%) Social Skills
1 15 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 14 (15.56%) Finance
3 10 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (10.00%) Games
5 7 (7.78%) Public Sector
6 5 (5.56%) Banking
6 5 (5.56%) Military
7 4 (4.44%) Retail
8 3 (3.33%) Japanese Language
8 3 (3.33%) Spanish Language
9 1 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
9 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
9 1 (1.11%) French Language
9 1 (1.11%) Law
9 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
9 1 (1.11%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 36 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 13 (14.44%) Design Engineer
4 11 (12.22%) Analyst
4 11 (12.22%) Architect
5 10 (11.11%) Security Architect
5 10 (11.11%) Unix Architect
5 10 (11.11%) VMware Architect
6 9 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Unix Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) Unix Security Engineer
6 9 (10.00%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (8.89%) AWS Architect
7 8 (8.89%) Cloud Architect
7 8 (8.89%) Senior Network Engineer
8 7 (7.78%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Cloud Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Security Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (7.78%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (20.00%) OAuth
1 18 (20.00%) OAuth2
2 5 (5.56%) JSON
3 3 (3.33%) .NET
3 3 (3.33%) HTML
3 3 (3.33%) XML
3 3 (3.33%) XSLT
4 2 (2.22%) LDAP
4 2 (2.22%) ModSecurity
5 1 (1.11%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.11%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 25 (27.78%) PKI
2 20 (22.22%) Private Cloud
3 16 (17.78%) Data Centre
4 13 (14.44%) Public Cloud
5 10 (11.11%) Management Information System
6 6 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (4.44%) CMDB
7 4 (4.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 3 (3.33%) Cloud Native
8 3 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.11%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 39 (43.33%) Linux
2 25 (27.78%) Unix
3 20 (22.22%) Windows
4 6 (6.67%) HPUX
4 6 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (6.67%) Windows 10
4 6 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.33%) CentOS
5 3 (3.33%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.22%) Debian
7 1 (1.11%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.78%) Vulnerability Management
2 24 (26.67%) Data Loss Prevention
3 23 (25.56%) Load Balancing
4 20 (22.22%) Zero Trust
5 19 (21.11%) Application Security
6 18 (20.00%) Identity Access Management
6 18 (20.00%) Key Management
6 18 (20.00%) Password Management
7 13 (14.44%) DevOps
8 12 (13.33%) Agile
8 12 (13.33%) Configuration Management
8 12 (13.33%) Network Management
9 10 (11.11%) Change Management
9 10 (11.11%) Project Delivery
10 9 (10.00%) Business Continuity
10 9 (10.00%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (10.00%) Network Architecture
11 8 (8.89%) CI/CD
11 8 (8.89%) Integration Testing
12 6 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.56%) Python
2 7 (7.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.56%) Shell Script
4 4 (4.44%) Bash
5 2 (2.22%) Lisp
5 2 (2.22%) Perl
6 1 (1.11%) C
6 1 (1.11%) Prolog
6 1 (1.11%) Ruby
6 1 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 34 (37.78%) Cisco Certification
2 24 (26.67%) CCNP
3 18 (20.00%) CCIE
4 16 (17.78%) Degree
5 13 (14.44%) CCNA
6 10 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 9 (10.00%) SC Cleared
8 8 (8.89%) CCIE Security
9 6 (6.67%) JNCIS
10 5 (5.56%) CCDP
11 4 (4.44%) ISTQB
12 3 (3.33%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 3 (3.33%) PMI Certification
12 3 (3.33%) PMP
12 3 (3.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (3.33%) RHCE
13 2 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (1.11%) ISEB
14 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) QA
2 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (2.22%) DICOM
3 2 (2.22%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (22.22%) Docker
2 18 (20.00%) vCloud
2 18 (20.00%) VMware Workstation
3 15 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.89%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.22%) Snort
5 2 (2.22%) Squid
6 1 (1.11%) iptables
6 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (23.33%) Kubernetes
2 16 (17.78%) Ansible
3 15 (16.67%) Terraform
4 7 (7.78%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 4 (4.44%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (3.33%) FortiGate
6 3 (3.33%) HP ALM
7 2 (2.22%) Cisco Prime
7 2 (2.22%) Consul
7 2 (2.22%) HAProxy
7 2 (2.22%) Icinga
7 2 (2.22%) Kibana
7 2 (2.22%) Packer
7 2 (2.22%) Stealthwatch
7 2 (2.22%) TrustSec
8 1 (1.11%) Nagios
8 1 (1.11%) OPNET
8 1 (1.11%) Puppet
8 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (1.11%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 34 (37.78%) Cisco
2 28 (31.11%) Microsoft
3 26 (28.89%) VMware
4 19 (21.11%) Palo Alto
5 18 (20.00%) CA
6 17 (18.89%) CheckPoint
7 15 (16.67%) Oracle
8 14 (15.56%) F5
8 14 (15.56%) Zscaler
9 10 (11.11%) Juniper
10 9 (10.00%) HP
10 9 (10.00%) IBM
10 9 (10.00%) Meraki
11 6 (6.67%) BeyondTrust
11 6 (6.67%) FireEye
11 6 (6.67%) Forcepoint
11 6 (6.67%) LogRhythm
11 6 (6.67%) McAfee
11 6 (6.67%) NetApp
11 6 (6.67%) Red Hat