Period
to 19 February 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 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 523 462 497
Rank change year-on-year -61 +35 -42
Contract jobs citing IPsec 103 120 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.29% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.96% 2.31% 1.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 82 75
London median daily rate £451 £466 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +3.61% +12.50%
10th Percentile £220 £304 £330
90th Percentile £585 £575 £556
England median daily rate £409 £469 £400
% change year-on-year -12.85% +17.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +62.61% -19.33%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £29.61 £43.00
% change year-on-year +50.29% -31.14% +14.67%

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 5,253 5,202 5,448
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.28% 12.79% 12.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,635 3,451 3,628
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £260 £225
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
England median daily rate £413 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +1.23% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 151 146
London median hourly rate £19.32 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.18% -1.12% +23.61%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.50 £12.02
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £45.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 -22 28 £469 +15.17% 11
South London -54 4 £521 +42.81%
West London -40 1 £220 -41.72% 2
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 64 (62.14%) Firewall
2 63 (61.17%) Cisco
3 59 (57.28%) TCP/IP
4 58 (56.31%) SSL
5 54 (52.43%) VPN
6 46 (44.66%) DNS
7 40 (38.83%) DHCP
8 38 (36.89%) HTTP
9 37 (35.92%) Network Security
10 36 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (33.98%) WAN
12 34 (33.01%) Linux
12 34 (33.01%) MPLS
13 33 (32.04%) BGP
14 30 (29.13%) CCNP
15 28 (27.18%) FTP
16 26 (25.24%) LAN
16 26 (25.24%) Java
16 26 (25.24%) DevOps
17 25 (24.27%) OSPF
18 24 (23.30%) VMware
18 24 (23.30%) Data Centre
19 23 (22.33%) CheckPoint
19 23 (22.33%) Configuration Management
20 22 (21.36%) Puppet
21 21 (20.39%) HP
21 21 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 21 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
22 20 (19.42%) Open Source
23 19 (18.45%) Continuous Integration

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 (7.77%) Apache
1 8 (7.77%) nginx
2 7 (6.80%) Tomcat
3 6 (5.83%) IIS
3 6 (5.83%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.83%) WebSphere
4 5 (4.85%) Jetty
4 5 (4.85%) Mongrel
5 3 (2.91%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.97%) MQSeries
6 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (6.80%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (6.80%) PaaS
4 6 (5.83%) SaaS
5 5 (4.85%) Google App Engine
5 5 (4.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.85%) IaaS
6 4 (3.88%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.94%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Amazon EMR
8 1 (0.97%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.97%) Office 365
8 1 (0.97%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 64 (62.14%) Firewall
2 59 (57.28%) TCP/IP
3 58 (56.31%) SSL
4 54 (52.43%) VPN
5 46 (44.66%) DNS
6 40 (38.83%) DHCP
7 38 (36.89%) HTTP
8 37 (35.92%) Network Security
9 35 (33.98%) WAN
10 34 (33.01%) MPLS
11 33 (32.04%) BGP
12 28 (27.18%) FTP
13 26 (25.24%) LAN
14 25 (24.27%) OSPF
15 21 (20.39%) Cisco ASA
16 19 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
17 18 (17.48%) Internet
17 18 (17.48%) Wireless
18 15 (14.56%) EIGRP
19 13 (12.62%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (17.48%) MySQL
2 13 (12.62%) MongoDB
2 13 (12.62%) NoSQL
2 13 (12.62%) RDBMS
2 13 (12.62%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.85%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.97%) Big Data
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.97%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (17.48%) Jenkins
1 18 (17.48%) Travis CI
2 3 (2.91%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.91%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.97%) Subversion
General
1 16 (15.53%) Telecoms
2 15 (14.56%) Finance
3 8 (7.77%) Banking
4 4 (3.88%) Retail
5 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.97%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.97%) Legal
6 1 (0.97%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (40.78%) Network Engineer
2 19 (18.45%) Security Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Cisco Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (12.62%) Network Security Engineer
5 12 (11.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (8.74%) Architect
6 9 (8.74%) Senior Network Engineer
7 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (7.77%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (5.83%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.85%) Analyst
9 5 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Cisco Security Engineer
9 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Support
9 5 (4.85%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) AWS DevOps
10 4 (3.88%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 4 (3.88%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.77%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.80%) .NET
3 6 (5.83%) Web Services
4 5 (4.85%) J2EE
4 5 (4.85%) Servlets
5 2 (1.94%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (1.94%) REST
6 1 (0.97%) Kafka
6 1 (0.97%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (23.30%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.71%) Replication
3 9 (8.74%) Computer Science
3 9 (8.74%) PKI
4 6 (5.83%) Management Information System
4 6 (5.83%) Public Cloud
5 5 (4.85%) Security Operations Centre
6 4 (3.88%) NHS
7 2 (1.94%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.94%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) CMDB
8 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 34 (33.01%) Linux
2 11 (10.68%) Windows
3 6 (5.83%) Unix
4 5 (4.85%) Windows Server
5 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (2.91%) CatOS
7 1 (0.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.97%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (25.24%) DevOps
2 23 (22.33%) Configuration Management
3 20 (19.42%) Open Source
4 19 (18.45%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (17.48%) Test Automation
6 17 (16.50%) Load Balancing
7 16 (15.53%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (13.59%) SIEM
9 13 (12.62%) Microservices
9 13 (12.62%) OO
9 13 (12.62%) OOP
9 13 (12.62%) Target Operating Model
10 12 (11.65%) Cybersecurity
11 11 (10.68%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (10.68%) Information Security
11 11 (10.68%) Server Virtualisation
12 10 (9.71%) Identity Access Management
12 10 (9.71%) ITIL
12 10 (9.71%) Network Design
13 9 (8.74%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 26 (25.24%) Java
2 11 (10.68%) SQL
3 7 (6.80%) Python
4 6 (5.83%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.85%) C-shell
5 5 (4.85%) Korn
5 5 (4.85%) Ruby
6 2 (1.94%) C
6 2 (1.94%) Go
7 1 (0.97%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (34.95%) Cisco Certification
2 30 (29.13%) CCNP
3 12 (11.65%) CCIE
4 11 (10.68%) Degree
5 7 (6.80%) CCNA
5 7 (6.80%) Security Cleared
6 6 (5.83%) SC Cleared
7 5 (4.85%) CCDP
7 5 (4.85%) CISSP
8 4 (3.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 4 (3.88%) GIAC
8 4 (3.88%) HP ASE
8 4 (3.88%) HPE ATP
8 4 (3.88%) MCSE
8 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (2.91%) CCSE
9 3 (2.91%) CEH
9 3 (2.91%) GCIA
9 3 (2.91%) GCIH
9 3 (2.91%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.85%) SLA
3 4 (3.88%) GDPR
4 2 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (1.94%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.97%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 21 (20.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (12.62%) Virtual Machines
3 12 (11.65%) Active Directory
4 10 (9.71%) Hyper-V
5 9 (8.74%) BitLocker
5 9 (8.74%) Terminal Services
6 6 (5.83%) iptables
6 6 (5.83%) Xen
7 5 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.91%) IAG
8 3 (2.91%) VMware NSX
9 2 (1.94%) Docker
9 2 (1.94%) pfSense
9 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.97%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.97%) Firmware
10 1 (0.97%) Samba
10 1 (0.97%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (21.36%) Puppet
2 14 (13.59%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.80%) Terraform
4 6 (5.83%) SELinux
5 5 (4.85%) Ansible
5 5 (4.85%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (2.91%) TrustSec
7 2 (1.94%) Forum Sentry
7 2 (1.94%) HAProxy
7 2 (1.94%) Nagios
7 2 (1.94%) OpenView
7 2 (1.94%) OPNET
8 1 (0.97%) CA Spectrum
8 1 (0.97%) Cacti
8 1 (0.97%) SCOM
8 1 (0.97%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 63 (61.17%) Cisco
2 24 (23.30%) VMware
3 23 (22.33%) CheckPoint
4 21 (20.39%) HP
5 18 (17.48%) Palo Alto
6 15 (14.56%) Juniper
7 14 (13.59%) F5
8 10 (9.71%) NetApp
9 9 (8.74%) Microsoft
10 7 (6.80%) Riverbed
10 7 (6.80%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.85%) Arista
11 5 (4.85%) Blue Coat
11 5 (4.85%) Citrix
11 5 (4.85%) FireEye
11 5 (4.85%) Fortinet
11 5 (4.85%) Google
12 4 (3.88%) CyberArk
12 4 (3.88%) Forcepoint
13 3 (2.91%) Oracle