Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 519 477 508
Rank change year-on-year -42 +31 -70
Contract jobs citing IPsec 108 106 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.24% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 2.24% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 75 54
London median daily rate £485 £475 £469
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% +1.33% +25.00%
10th Percentile £263 £300 £352
90th Percentile £575 £590 £575
England median daily rate £425 £450 £385
% change year-on-year -5.56% +16.88% +4.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
London median hourly rate - £49.19 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +181.09% -
England median hourly rate £45.25 £30.16 £47.83
% change year-on-year +50.05% -36.95% -

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 5,563 4,731 5,517
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 12.18% 11.93% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,846 3,169 3,699
London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £263 £235
90th Percentile £625 £615 £600
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 138 111
London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £12.75 £12.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -48 16 £506 +35.00% 9
South London -46 3 £521 +26.36%
West London -42 1 - - 3
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 69 (63.89%) SSL
2 63 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 59 (54.63%) Firewall
4 58 (53.70%) DNS
5 52 (48.15%) Cisco
5 52 (48.15%) DHCP
6 48 (44.44%) VPN
7 45 (41.67%) HTTP
8 43 (39.81%) Linux
9 41 (37.96%) FTP
10 38 (35.19%) MySQL
11 35 (32.41%) Configuration Management
11 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (32.41%) Open Source
11 35 (32.41%) Puppet
11 35 (32.41%) DevOps
12 33 (30.56%) Opscode Chef
12 33 (30.56%) Jenkins
13 32 (29.63%) MongoDB
13 32 (29.63%) NoSQL
13 32 (29.63%) Relational Database
13 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (29.63%) RDBMS
13 32 (29.63%) Java
14 31 (28.70%) WAN
14 31 (28.70%) Microservices
14 31 (28.70%) Target Operating Model
14 31 (28.70%) Travis CI
14 31 (28.70%) Virtual Machines
15 30 (27.78%) OOP

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 2 (1.85%) Apache
1 2 (1.85%) MS Exchange
1 2 (1.85%) nginx
1 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.85%) Skype for Business
2 1 (0.93%) IIS
2 1 (0.93%) Jetty
2 1 (0.93%) Mongrel
2 1 (0.93%) Tomcat
2 1 (0.93%) WebSphere
Applications
1 10 (9.26%) MS Visio
2 7 (6.48%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.78%) Office 365
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (1.85%) Amazon S3
4 2 (1.85%) SaaS
4 2 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.93%) IaaS
5 1 (0.93%) PaaS
5 1 (0.93%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 69 (63.89%) SSL
2 63 (58.33%) TCP/IP
3 59 (54.63%) Firewall
4 58 (53.70%) DNS
5 52 (48.15%) DHCP
6 48 (44.44%) VPN
7 45 (41.67%) HTTP
8 41 (37.96%) FTP
9 31 (28.70%) WAN
10 28 (25.93%) MPLS
10 28 (25.93%) Network Security
11 26 (24.07%) BGP
12 24 (22.22%) OSPF
13 21 (19.44%) LAN
13 21 (19.44%) Wireless
14 18 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
14 18 (16.67%) Internet
15 17 (15.74%) HSRP
16 12 (11.11%) Intrusion Detection
16 12 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (35.19%) MySQL
2 32 (29.63%) MongoDB
2 32 (29.63%) NoSQL
2 32 (29.63%) RDBMS
2 32 (29.63%) Relational Database
3 8 (7.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.93%) Big Data
4 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.93%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.93%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 33 (30.56%) Jenkins
2 31 (28.70%) Travis CI
3 9 (8.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.93%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
General
1 11 (10.19%) Telecoms
2 10 (9.26%) Finance
3 5 (4.63%) Retail
4 4 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (0.93%) Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 21 (19.44%) DevOps Engineer
3 16 (14.81%) Security Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Network Security Engineer
4 10 (9.26%) Senior Network Engineer
5 9 (8.33%) Consultant
6 8 (7.41%) Architect
6 8 (7.41%) Senior DevOps
7 7 (6.48%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (6.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.56%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 6 (5.56%) Network Consultant
9 5 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (4.63%) IT Support
9 5 (4.63%) Security Architect
9 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
10 4 (3.70%) Network Security Consultant
10 4 (3.70%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.33%) 802.1X
2 4 (3.70%) Web Services
3 2 (1.85%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) Kafka
4 1 (0.93%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.96%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.56%) NHS
3 6 (5.56%) Replication
4 5 (4.63%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.70%) Algorithms
6 3 (2.78%) PKI
7 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.93%) BYOD
7 1 (0.93%) Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) CMDB
7 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.93%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.93%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 43 (39.81%) Linux
2 17 (15.74%) Windows
3 6 (5.56%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.63%) Unix
4 5 (4.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.85%) CatOS
7 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.41%) Configuration Management
1 35 (32.41%) DevOps
1 35 (32.41%) Open Source
2 32 (29.63%) Continuous Integration
3 31 (28.70%) Microservices
3 31 (28.70%) Target Operating Model
4 30 (27.78%) OO
4 30 (27.78%) OOP
4 30 (27.78%) Test Automation
5 18 (16.67%) ITIL
6 17 (15.74%) Information Security
7 13 (12.04%) Change Management
8 12 (11.11%) ITIL V3
8 12 (11.11%) SIEM
9 11 (10.19%) Digital Transformation Programme
9 11 (10.19%) Kalman Filter
9 11 (10.19%) Load Balancing
10 9 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (8.33%) Network Architecture
11 7 (6.48%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 32 (29.63%) Java
2 4 (3.70%) SQL
3 3 (2.78%) Python
4 1 (0.93%) C
Qualifications
1 35 (32.41%) Cisco Certification
2 29 (26.85%) CCNP
3 22 (20.37%) Security Cleared
4 21 (19.44%) SC Cleared
5 10 (9.26%) CCNA
6 8 (7.41%) CCSE
6 8 (7.41%) CISSP
7 7 (6.48%) Degree
8 6 (5.56%) CCIE
9 5 (4.63%) CCDP
9 5 (4.63%) CEH
9 5 (4.63%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (4.63%) GIAC
10 4 (3.70%) GCIA
10 4 (3.70%) GCIH
10 4 (3.70%) GSEC
10 4 (3.70%) HP ASE
10 4 (3.70%) HPE ATP
11 2 (1.85%) DV Cleared
11 2 (1.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (9.26%) SLA
3 9 (8.33%) PCI DSS
4 5 (4.63%) GDPR
5 2 (1.85%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (28.70%) Virtual Machines
2 14 (12.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (10.19%) Active Directory
4 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
5 6 (5.56%) BitLocker
5 6 (5.56%) Terminal Services
6 4 (3.70%) IAG
6 4 (3.70%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.85%) Docker
8 1 (0.93%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.93%) Firmware
8 1 (0.93%) pfSense
8 1 (0.93%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.93%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 35 (32.41%) Puppet
2 33 (30.56%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.63%) Terraform
4 4 (3.70%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.78%) Ansible
5 3 (2.78%) OpenView
5 3 (2.78%) TrustSec
6 2 (1.85%) vCenter Server
7 1 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.93%) Forum Sentry
7 1 (0.93%) HAProxy
7 1 (0.93%) Nagios
7 1 (0.93%) Nessus
7 1 (0.93%) OSSEC
7 1 (0.93%) OVSD
7 1 (0.93%) QRadar
7 1 (0.93%) SCOM
7 1 (0.93%) SolarWinds Orion
7 1 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.93%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 52 (48.15%) Cisco
2 24 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 24 (22.22%) HP
3 21 (19.44%) Juniper
4 18 (16.67%) Palo Alto
5 16 (14.81%) F5
6 15 (13.89%) VMware
7 11 (10.19%) Microsoft
8 8 (7.41%) Forcepoint
8 8 (7.41%) SolarWinds
9 7 (6.48%) Barracuda Networks
9 7 (6.48%) Blue Coat
9 7 (6.48%) FireEye
10 6 (5.56%) 3PAR
10 6 (5.56%) Citrix
10 6 (5.56%) Fortinet
10 6 (5.56%) NetApp
10 6 (5.56%) Trend Micro
11 5 (4.63%) CyberArk
11 5 (4.63%) Zscaler