Period
to 17 September 2019

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 17 September 2019 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
17 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 493 508 503
Rank change year-on-year +15 -5 +6
Contract jobs citing IPsec 91 121 113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.22% 2.22% 2.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 96 67
London median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -13.71%
10th Percentile £319 £264 £300
90th Percentile £600 £569 £588
England median daily rate £461 £425 £414
% change year-on-year +8.35% +2.72% -5.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £26.25 £43.92 £41.25
% change year-on-year -40.23% +6.46% -13.76%

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 4,101 5,449 4,953
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.47% 11.96% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,758 3,767 3,290
London median daily rate £463 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £209 £203 £217
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 143 149
London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £13.96 £13.80 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.50 £47.00
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.18
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.01% -27.28%

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 17 September 2019.

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 17 September 2019. 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 +35 39 £485 +21.25% 9
West London +14 2 £388 -6.06% 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2019, 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 (70.33%) TCP/IP
2 51 (56.04%) Cisco
3 50 (54.95%) DNS
4 47 (51.65%) Firewall
5 46 (50.55%) VPN
6 39 (42.86%) SSL
6 39 (42.86%) DHCP
7 37 (40.66%) BGP
8 36 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
9 35 (38.46%) Linux
10 34 (37.36%) WAN
11 33 (36.26%) LAN
12 31 (34.07%) CCNP
13 30 (32.97%) HTTP
13 30 (32.97%) MySQL
14 28 (30.77%) MPLS
15 26 (28.57%) Wireless
15 26 (28.57%) FTP
16 25 (27.47%) Configuration Management
16 25 (27.47%) VLAN
16 25 (27.47%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (26.37%) Java
17 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
18 23 (25.27%) Relational Database
18 23 (25.27%) DevOps
18 23 (25.27%) RDBMS
18 23 (25.27%) OSPF
18 23 (25.27%) NoSQL
18 23 (25.27%) Jenkins
18 23 (25.27%) 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 2 (2.20%) Apache
1 2 (2.20%) Oracle Workflow
1 2 (2.20%) Tomcat
1 2 (2.20%) WebLogic
2 1 (1.10%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.10%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (3.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.20%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.40%) AWS
1 4 (4.40%) Azure
2 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) GCP
3 1 (1.10%) IaaS
3 1 (1.10%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.10%) PaaS
3 1 (1.10%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 64 (70.33%) TCP/IP
2 50 (54.95%) DNS
3 47 (51.65%) Firewall
4 46 (50.55%) VPN
5 39 (42.86%) DHCP
5 39 (42.86%) SSL
6 37 (40.66%) BGP
7 34 (37.36%) WAN
8 33 (36.26%) LAN
9 30 (32.97%) HTTP
10 28 (30.77%) MPLS
11 26 (28.57%) FTP
11 26 (28.57%) Wireless
12 25 (27.47%) Cisco ASA
12 25 (27.47%) VLAN
13 23 (25.27%) Network Security
13 23 (25.27%) OSPF
14 22 (24.18%) Internet
15 21 (23.08%) Ethernet
16 19 (20.88%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (32.97%) MySQL
2 23 (25.27%) NoSQL
2 23 (25.27%) RDBMS
2 23 (25.27%) Relational Database
3 22 (24.18%) MongoDB
4 8 (8.79%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 23 (25.27%) Jenkins
2 22 (24.18%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (17.58%) Finance
2 12 (13.19%) Multimedia
3 11 (12.09%) Public Sector
4 6 (6.59%) Telecoms
5 4 (4.40%) Banking
6 3 (3.30%) Manufacturing
7 2 (2.20%) Billing
7 2 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (2.20%) Law
7 2 (2.20%) Legal
8 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.46%) Network Engineer
2 20 (21.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (15.38%) Senior Network Engineer
4 11 (12.09%) Security Engineer
5 7 (7.69%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Architect
6 6 (6.59%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (6.59%) Principal Network Engineer
7 5 (5.49%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.40%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.40%) Analyst
8 4 (4.40%) Head of Information
8 4 (4.40%) Head of Information Security
8 4 (4.40%) Head of IT
8 4 (4.40%) Head of IT Security
8 4 (4.40%) Head of Security
8 4 (4.40%) Network Security Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Network Analyst
9 3 (3.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 3 (3.30%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.08%) 802.1X
2 3 (3.30%) Web Services
3 2 (2.20%) SOAP
4 1 (1.10%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (26.37%) Data Centre
2 13 (14.29%) PKI
3 5 (5.49%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.49%) Replication
4 4 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.40%) IPTV
5 3 (3.30%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (2.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 1 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 35 (38.46%) Linux
2 15 (16.48%) Unix
3 12 (13.19%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.47%) Configuration Management
2 23 (25.27%) Continuous Integration
2 23 (25.27%) DevOps
3 22 (24.18%) Microservices
3 22 (24.18%) Network Management
3 22 (24.18%) OO
3 22 (24.18%) OOP
3 22 (24.18%) Open Source
3 22 (24.18%) Target Operating Model
3 22 (24.18%) Test Automation
3 22 (24.18%) Thought Leadership
4 12 (13.19%) Kalman Filter
4 12 (13.19%) SIEM
5 11 (12.09%) Information Security
5 11 (12.09%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.99%) Load Balancing
6 10 (10.99%) Network Virtualisation
7 8 (8.79%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (7.69%) Secure Coding
8 7 (7.69%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) Java
2 3 (3.30%) Python
3 2 (2.20%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.10%) Perl
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.10%) SQL
4 1 (1.10%) Tcl
4 1 (1.10%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (39.56%) Cisco Certification
2 31 (34.07%) CCNP
3 20 (21.98%) CCIE
4 9 (9.89%) CCNA
5 7 (7.69%) GIAC
5 7 (7.69%) Security Cleared
6 6 (6.59%) CISSP
6 6 (6.59%) SC Cleared
7 5 (5.49%) CEH
7 5 (5.49%) GCIA
7 5 (5.49%) GCIH
7 5 (5.49%) GSEC
8 4 (4.40%) CISA
9 3 (3.30%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (3.30%) CCDP
9 3 (3.30%) CCSA
9 3 (3.30%) CCSE
9 3 (3.30%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
10 2 (2.20%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) COBIT
2 1 (1.10%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.10%) NIST
2 1 (1.10%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (24.18%) Virtual Machines
2 11 (12.09%) Docker
3 8 (8.79%) Active Directory
4 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 5 (5.49%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (4.40%) BitLocker
5 4 (4.40%) IAG
5 4 (4.40%) Terminal Services
6 3 (3.30%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 21 (23.08%) Puppet
2 13 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (10.99%) Ansible
3 10 (10.99%) Kubernetes
4 8 (8.79%) Cisco Prime
5 4 (4.40%) Iperf
6 3 (3.30%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (2.20%) Cacti
7 2 (2.20%) Nagios
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco CME
8 1 (1.10%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 51 (56.04%) Cisco
2 21 (23.08%) Palo Alto
3 19 (20.88%) CheckPoint
4 18 (19.78%) SolarWinds
5 15 (16.48%) Aruba
6 13 (14.29%) Infoblox
7 12 (13.19%) F5
7 12 (13.19%) Riverbed
8 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
9 7 (7.69%) ArcSight
9 7 (7.69%) Meraki
10 6 (6.59%) Juniper
11 5 (5.49%) Blue Coat
11 5 (5.49%) HP
11 5 (5.49%) VMware
12 3 (3.30%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (3.30%) NETGEAR
13 2 (2.20%) Arista
13 2 (2.20%) CyberArk
13 2 (2.20%) Zscaler