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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 365 372 358
Rank change year-on-year +7 -14  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 57 62 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.29% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.48% 2.05% 2.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 45 49
Median daily rate £480 £500 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +40.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £382 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £334
% change year-on-year +0.94% +18.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £47.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +47.16%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2299 3018 3064
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 11.07% 13.90% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1536 2047 1982
Median daily rate £450 £430 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +10.96%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 49 91
Median hourly rate £24.86 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.00% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.13 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +1 8 £468 -6.50% 4
Hayes - 2 £294 -
Hammersmith - 2 £300 -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 59 (57.28%) Firewall
2 52 (50.49%) Cisco
3 48 (46.60%) VPN
4 39 (37.86%) Network Security
5 38 (36.89%) SSL
6 35 (33.98%) TCP/IP
6 35 (33.98%) MPLS
6 35 (33.98%) Data Centre
7 32 (31.07%) DNS
8 31 (30.10%) WAN
9 29 (28.16%) OSPF
10 27 (26.21%) Linux
10 27 (26.21%) Palo Alto
10 27 (26.21%) Security Cleared
11 26 (25.24%) Cisco ASA
11 26 (25.24%) F5
11 26 (25.24%) Cisco Certification
11 26 (25.24%) CheckPoint
12 25 (24.27%) BGP
12 25 (24.27%) Finance
13 24 (23.30%) Juniper
13 24 (23.30%) IaaS
13 24 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
14 23 (22.33%) CCNP
14 23 (22.33%) Configuration Management
14 23 (22.33%) HTTP
15 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
16 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
17 20 (19.42%) LAN
17 20 (19.42%) Java

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 10 (9.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 6 (5.83%) Cloud Foundry
3 4 (3.88%) Apache
3 4 (3.88%) IIS
3 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.91%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.94%) Jetty
5 2 (1.94%) Mongrel
5 2 (1.94%) MS Exchange
5 2 (1.94%) nginx
5 2 (1.94%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.94%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.97%) CMS
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.97%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.97%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (4.85%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (4.85%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (9.71%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle HRMS
2 1 (0.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
1 24 (23.30%) IaaS
2 21 (20.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (10.68%) PaaS
4 10 (9.71%) Oracle CX
4 10 (9.71%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 3 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.91%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (2.91%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.91%) SaaS
6 2 (1.94%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.97%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.97%) Office 365
7 1 (0.97%) Route 53
7 1 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (57.28%) Firewall
2 48 (46.60%) VPN
3 39 (37.86%) Network Security
4 38 (36.89%) SSL
5 35 (33.98%) MPLS
5 35 (33.98%) TCP/IP
6 32 (31.07%) DNS
7 31 (30.10%) WAN
8 29 (28.16%) OSPF
9 26 (25.24%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (24.27%) BGP
11 23 (22.33%) HTTP
12 20 (19.42%) LAN
12 20 (19.42%) Wireless
13 19 (18.45%) DHCP
14 18 (17.48%) HTTPS
15 17 (16.50%) Cisco Nexus
15 17 (16.50%) Ethernet
16 16 (15.53%) Internet
17 15 (14.56%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) Oracle ODI
2 4 (3.88%) Big Data
3 3 (2.91%) Data Lake
3 3 (2.91%) DocumentDB
3 3 (2.91%) MongoDB
3 3 (2.91%) Oracle BI EE
3 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) MySQL
4 2 (1.94%) NoSQL
4 2 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.97%) Redis
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.80%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 4 (3.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.94%) Travis CI
4 1 (0.97%) Git (software)
General
1 25 (24.27%) Finance
2 10 (9.71%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Banking
3 4 (3.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.91%) Billing
5 2 (1.94%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.94%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.97%) Electronics
6 1 (0.97%) Marketing
6 1 (0.97%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (30.10%) Architect
2 25 (24.27%) Network Engineer
3 15 (14.56%) Technical Architect
4 14 (13.59%) Network Specialist
5 12 (11.65%) Network Architect
6 11 (10.68%) Security Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (9.71%) Consultant
8 9 (8.74%) Security Consultant
8 9 (8.74%) Senior Network Engineer
9 8 (7.77%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (7.77%) Cloud Architect
9 8 (7.77%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (6.80%) Network Support
10 7 (6.80%) Network Technical Architect
11 6 (5.83%) Cybersecurity Consultant
11 6 (5.83%) Network Support Engineer
11 6 (5.83%) Oracle Architect
11 6 (5.83%) Support Engineer
12 5 (4.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.74%) 802.1X
2 7 (6.80%) Web Services
3 3 (2.91%) SOAP
4 2 (1.94%) .NET
4 2 (1.94%) COM
4 2 (1.94%) Node.js
4 2 (1.94%) Servlets
4 2 (1.94%) XMPP
5 1 (0.97%) CGI
5 1 (0.97%) J2EE
5 1 (0.97%) Managed Extensibility Framework
5 1 (0.97%) OCX
5 1 (0.97%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 35 (33.98%) Data Centre
2 14 (13.59%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (13.59%) PKI
3 7 (6.80%) Cloud Native
3 7 (6.80%) Public Cloud
4 5 (4.85%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.85%) YubiKey
5 4 (3.88%) Replication
6 3 (2.91%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.91%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.94%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.97%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.97%) Clustering
8 1 (0.97%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (0.97%) Fintech
8 1 (0.97%) iSeries
8 1 (0.97%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 27 (26.21%) Linux
2 9 (8.74%) Windows
3 7 (6.80%) Unix
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (3.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (2.91%) CentOS
6 2 (1.94%) FreeBSD
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 10
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 7
6 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.97%) Debian
7 1 (0.97%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.97%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.97%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.33%) Configuration Management
2 17 (16.50%) Migration
3 16 (15.53%) Cybersecurity
3 16 (15.53%) Load Balancing
3 16 (15.53%) Penetration Testing
4 13 (12.62%) DevOps
4 13 (12.62%) Malware Analysis
4 13 (12.62%) Network Design
4 13 (12.62%) Security Monitoring
5 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (11.65%) Security Operations
5 12 (11.65%) SOA
6 11 (10.68%) Business Intelligence
7 10 (9.71%) DRM
8 9 (8.74%) ITIL
8 9 (8.74%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 8 (7.77%) Change Control
9 8 (7.77%) Change Management
9 8 (7.77%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (7.77%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.42%) Java
2 16 (15.53%) Bash Shell
2 16 (15.53%) C-shell
2 16 (15.53%) Korn
2 16 (15.53%) Python
2 16 (15.53%) Ruby
3 10 (9.71%) C
4 9 (8.74%) SQL
5 1 (0.97%) Lisp
5 1 (0.97%) Perl
5 1 (0.97%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 27 (26.21%) Security Cleared
2 26 (25.24%) Cisco Certification
3 23 (22.33%) CCNP
4 22 (21.36%) SC Cleared
5 14 (13.59%) CEH
5 14 (13.59%) CISSP
6 13 (12.62%) CREST Certified
6 13 (12.62%) GIAC
6 13 (12.62%) SANS
7 11 (10.68%) CCIE
8 5 (4.85%) Degree
8 5 (4.85%) JNCIA
8 5 (4.85%) JNCIS
9 4 (3.88%) CCDP
9 4 (3.88%) DV Cleared
10 3 (2.91%) CCNA
10 3 (2.91%) CCSP
11 2 (1.94%) CCIE Security
11 2 (1.94%) CCSE
11 2 (1.94%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (3.88%) SLA
3 1 (0.97%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 17 (16.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (8.74%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.88%) BitLocker
5 4 (3.88%) Terminal Services
5 4 (3.88%) Xen
6 3 (2.91%) NFS
6 3 (2.91%) vCloud
7 2 (1.94%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (1.94%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.94%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.94%) vSphere
8 1 (0.97%) Docker
8 1 (0.97%) Firmware
8 1 (0.97%) iptables
8 1 (0.97%) Postfix
8 1 (0.97%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 17 (16.50%) Puppet
2 14 (13.59%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.85%) Cisco CUCM
3 5 (4.85%) FortiGate
4 4 (3.88%) Ansible
4 4 (3.88%) Nagios
5 3 (2.91%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.91%) SCOM
6 2 (1.94%) Cacti
6 2 (1.94%) Nessus
6 2 (1.94%) SCCM
6 2 (1.94%) Terraform
6 2 (1.94%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
7 1 (0.97%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.97%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.97%) OpenView
7 1 (0.97%) RANCID
Vendors
1 52 (50.49%) Cisco
2 27 (26.21%) Palo Alto
3 26 (25.24%) CheckPoint
3 26 (25.24%) F5
4 24 (23.30%) Juniper
5 18 (17.48%) Microsoft
6 15 (14.56%) VMware
7 14 (13.59%) HP
8 12 (11.65%) Oracle
9 10 (9.71%) Fortinet
9 10 (9.71%) Kronos
10 8 (7.77%) Aerohive Networks
10 8 (7.77%) Avaya
10 8 (7.77%) Citrix
10 8 (7.77%) SolarWinds
11 6 (5.83%) NetApp
11 6 (5.83%) Riverbed
12 4 (3.88%) Veeam
13 3 (2.91%) Google
13 3 (2.91%) SonicWALL
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