Period
to 14 November 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 14 November 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 503 507 478
Rank change year-on-year +4 -29 -24
Contract jobs citing IPsec 133 123 160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.29% 0.26% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.56% 2.28% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 78 104
London median daily rate £425 £450 £489
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -7.93% +12.36%
10th Percentile £315 £252 £318
90th Percentile £575 £600 £581
England median daily rate £425 £419 £450
% change year-on-year +1.49% -6.94% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
London median hourly rate - - £49.19
England median hourly rate £43.92 £41.25 £46.00
% change year-on-year +6.46% -10.33% -3.83%

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 5,200 5,406 6,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.18% 11.51% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,577 3,658 4,057
London median daily rate £450 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.12% +5.95%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 149 139
London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.82% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.70 £11.50
90th Percentile £55.12 £48.01 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 14 November 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 14 November 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 -7 36 £420 -11.58% 6
West London +2 10 £406 +35.42% 5
South London -19 3 £495 +38.46%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 14 November 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 89 (66.92%) Firewall
2 87 (65.41%) VPN
3 85 (63.91%) Cisco
4 62 (46.62%) Cisco Certification
5 59 (44.36%) TCP/IP
6 56 (42.11%) Wireless
7 53 (39.85%) DNS
8 51 (38.35%) SSL
9 48 (36.09%) WAN
10 47 (35.34%) BGP
11 43 (32.33%) DHCP
12 42 (31.58%) LAN
13 41 (30.83%) OSPF
13 41 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
14 40 (30.08%) CCNP
15 38 (28.57%) Palo Alto
16 37 (27.82%) Cisco Nexus
17 33 (24.81%) HTTP
18 32 (24.06%) FTP
18 32 (24.06%) Data Centre
19 31 (23.31%) Network Security
20 30 (22.56%) SolarWinds
20 30 (22.56%) Windows
21 28 (21.05%) Linux
21 28 (21.05%) Active Directory
22 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
22 27 (20.30%) VMware
23 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
24 25 (18.80%) 802.1X
25 24 (18.05%) Amazon AWS

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 8 (6.02%) Skype for Business
2 6 (4.51%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.50%) Apache
3 2 (1.50%) IIS
3 2 (1.50%) nginx
3 2 (1.50%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.75%) Jetty
4 1 (0.75%) Mongrel
4 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 12 (9.02%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.77%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 26 (19.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 24 (18.05%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (6.02%) Office 365
4 6 (4.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (3.76%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.76%) IaaS
6 3 (2.26%) SaaS
7 2 (1.50%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.75%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.75%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (66.92%) Firewall
2 87 (65.41%) VPN
3 59 (44.36%) TCP/IP
4 56 (42.11%) Wireless
5 53 (39.85%) DNS
6 51 (38.35%) SSL
7 48 (36.09%) WAN
8 47 (35.34%) BGP
9 43 (32.33%) DHCP
10 42 (31.58%) LAN
11 41 (30.83%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (30.83%) OSPF
12 37 (27.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (24.81%) HTTP
14 32 (24.06%) FTP
15 31 (23.31%) Network Security
16 22 (16.54%) MPLS
17 21 (15.79%) WLAN
18 20 (15.04%) VLAN
19 19 (14.29%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.53%) MySQL
2 15 (11.28%) MongoDB
3 13 (9.77%) NoSQL
3 13 (9.77%) RDBMS
3 13 (9.77%) Relational Database
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
5 2 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (12.03%) Jenkins
2 14 (10.53%) Travis CI
3 7 (5.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 3 (2.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.50%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.75%) AppScan
6 1 (0.75%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.75%) JMeter
6 1 (0.75%) Maven
6 1 (0.75%) SoapUI
6 1 (0.75%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (12.78%) Finance
2 9 (6.77%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.26%) Banking
4 6 (4.51%) Multimedia
5 5 (3.76%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.50%) Legal
7 1 (0.75%) Avionics
7 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.75%) Law
7 1 (0.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 65 (48.87%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.54%) Architect
3 21 (15.79%) Security Engineer
4 20 (15.04%) Senior Network Engineer
5 18 (13.53%) Cisco Engineer
6 16 (12.03%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 16 (12.03%) Network Security Engineer
7 14 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (6.77%) Security Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Consultant
9 7 (5.26%) Network Architect
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Network Security Engineer
9 7 (5.26%) Senior Security Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Analyst
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Cisco Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Azure Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Network Consultant
11 5 (3.76%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 4 (3.01%) Network Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (18.80%) 802.1X
2 11 (8.27%) JSON
3 6 (4.51%) Web Services
4 4 (3.01%) .NET
4 4 (3.01%) SAML
5 3 (2.26%) OpenID
5 3 (2.26%) REST
5 3 (2.26%) XML
6 2 (1.50%) OAuth
7 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.75%) J2EE
7 1 (0.75%) Kafka
7 1 (0.75%) LAMP
7 1 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
7 1 (0.75%) LDAP
7 1 (0.75%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.75%) RFC 2544
7 1 (0.75%) Servlets
7 1 (0.75%) SOAP
7 1 (0.75%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 32 (24.06%) Data Centre
2 22 (16.54%) PKI
3 16 (12.03%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.02%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.02%) RSA SecurID
5 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.01%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 3 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.26%) NHS
7 2 (1.50%) Cloud Native
7 2 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
7 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.75%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (22.56%) Windows
2 28 (21.05%) Linux
3 17 (12.78%) Unix
4 9 (6.77%) Windows Server
5 8 (6.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (4.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (3.76%) Windows 10
8 3 (2.26%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.50%) Android
9 2 (1.50%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.50%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.75%) CentOS
10 1 (0.75%) HPUX
10 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.54%) Change Management
2 18 (13.53%) Configuration Management
2 18 (13.53%) ITIL
3 16 (12.03%) DevOps
3 16 (12.03%) Problem-Solving
3 16 (12.03%) Security Architecture
4 15 (11.28%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (11.28%) Network Management
4 15 (11.28%) Open Source
5 14 (10.53%) Identity Access Management
6 13 (9.77%) Information Security
6 13 (9.77%) Microservices
6 13 (9.77%) Target Operating Model
7 11 (8.27%) Network Monitoring
7 11 (8.27%) OO
7 11 (8.27%) OOP
7 11 (8.27%) Penetration Testing
7 11 (8.27%) Test Automation
8 9 (6.77%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 9 (6.77%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.28%) Java
2 10 (7.52%) Python
3 8 (6.02%) Perl
4 7 (5.26%) PowerShell
5 4 (3.01%) Bash Shell
5 4 (3.01%) C++
6 3 (2.26%) Go
6 3 (2.26%) Tcl
7 2 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.75%) C
8 1 (0.75%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.75%) Ruby
8 1 (0.75%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (46.62%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (30.08%) CCNP
3 23 (17.29%) Security Cleared
4 22 (16.54%) CCNA
4 22 (16.54%) SC Cleared
5 16 (12.03%) CCIE
6 13 (9.77%) Degree
7 8 (6.02%) CCSE
7 8 (6.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (4.51%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 6 (4.51%) CCSP
8 6 (4.51%) CISSP
8 6 (4.51%) DBS Check
9 4 (3.01%) CCDP
10 3 (2.26%) CEH
10 3 (2.26%) JNCIA
10 3 (2.26%) MCP
10 3 (2.26%) MCSA
10 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (2.26%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.26%) SLA
3 2 (1.50%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.75%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.75%) QA
System Software
1 28 (21.05%) Active Directory
2 19 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (8.27%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (3.01%) Docker
4 4 (3.01%) Terminal Services
4 4 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.01%) VMware NSX
4 4 (3.01%) vSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Hyper-V
5 2 (1.50%) iptables
5 2 (1.50%) vCloud
6 1 (0.75%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.75%) IAG
6 1 (0.75%) KVM
6 1 (0.75%) NFS
6 1 (0.75%) pfSense
6 1 (0.75%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 17 (12.78%) Opscode Chef
2 16 (12.03%) Puppet
3 11 (8.27%) Cisco Prime
4 10 (7.52%) Cacti
4 10 (7.52%) Nagios
5 8 (6.02%) Ansible
6 4 (3.01%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (2.26%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco CME
7 3 (2.26%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.26%) Terraform
8 2 (1.50%) Nessus
8 2 (1.50%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.50%) SCCM
8 2 (1.50%) SCOM
8 2 (1.50%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (1.50%) TrustSec
9 1 (0.75%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (63.91%) Cisco
2 38 (28.57%) Palo Alto
3 30 (22.56%) SolarWinds
4 27 (20.30%) Microsoft
4 27 (20.30%) VMware
5 24 (18.05%) Juniper
6 19 (14.29%) CheckPoint
6 19 (14.29%) F5
7 13 (9.77%) Aruba
7 13 (9.77%) HP
8 11 (8.27%) Meraki
8 11 (8.27%) Riverbed
9 10 (7.52%) Forcepoint
10 9 (6.77%) Infoblox
11 8 (6.02%) Aerohive Networks
11 8 (6.02%) Barracuda Networks
12 7 (5.26%) Fortinet
13 6 (4.51%) Google
13 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
14 5 (3.76%) NetApp