Period
to 15 October 2021

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 15 October 2021 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
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 520 339 505
Rank change year-on-year -181 +166 +20
Contract jobs citing IPsec 48 22 67
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.14% 0.16% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.42% 1.43% 1.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 17 54
10th Percentile £313 £415 £350
25th Percentile £446 £500 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £550 £485
Median % change year-on-year -7.27% +13.40% +14.12%
75th Percentile £706 £638 £538
90th Percentile £775 £700 £575
England median daily rate £475 £500 £445
% change year-on-year -5.00% +12.36% +4.71%

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 3,388 1,539 3,931
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.56% 11.18% 10.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,323 1,049 2,708
10th Percentile £281 £263 £200
25th Percentile £410 £390 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £450
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +7.78% -0.55%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £725 £650 £675
England median daily rate £475 £448 £425
% change year-on-year +6.03% +5.41% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 20 101
10th Percentile £11.25 £16.80 £14.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £22.19 £18.48
Median hourly rate £22.25 £27.75 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -19.82% +29.07% +13.16%
75th Percentile £37.75 £45.19 £47.00
90th Percentile £53.45 £58.30 £53.75
England median hourly rate £20.70 £30.00 £25.12
% change year-on-year -31.00% +19.43% +32.21%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing IPsec as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing IPsec in London.

Daily rate trend for IPsec in London

IPsec
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing IPsec in London over the 6 months to 15 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for IPsec in London

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing IPsec in London.

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 15 October 2021. 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 -59 3 £455 -15.35% 5
South London +5 2 £631 +26.20%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2021, 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 35 (72.92%) VPN
2 34 (70.83%) Firewall
3 23 (47.92%) SSL
4 19 (39.58%) Cisco
4 19 (39.58%) PKI
5 18 (37.50%) VMware
6 17 (35.42%) BGP
7 15 (31.25%) OSPF
8 13 (27.08%) DNS
8 13 (27.08%) Docker
8 13 (27.08%) Kubernetes
8 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
9 12 (25.00%) IKE
9 12 (25.00%) Games
10 11 (22.92%) Finance
10 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (22.92%) OAuth2
10 11 (22.92%) Data Loss Prevention
10 11 (22.92%) OAuth
10 11 (22.92%) Vulnerability Management
11 10 (20.83%) vCloud
11 10 (20.83%) OpenStack
11 10 (20.83%) IaaS
11 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (20.83%) AWS
11 10 (20.83%) SaaS
11 10 (20.83%) PaaS
11 10 (20.83%) Palo Alto
11 10 (20.83%) Identity Access Management
11 10 (20.83%) Private Cloud

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 (20.83%) OpenStack
2 2 (4.17%) Apache
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) Jetty
3 1 (2.08%) Mongrel
3 1 (2.08%) nginx
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) Spreadsheet
2 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.17%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (20.83%) AWS
1 10 (20.83%) IaaS
1 10 (20.83%) PaaS
1 10 (20.83%) SaaS
2 9 (18.75%) Azure
3 5 (10.42%) GCP
3 5 (10.42%) Google Workspace
4 3 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (6.25%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (6.25%) Microsoft 365
5 2 (4.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (2.08%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (72.92%) VPN
2 34 (70.83%) Firewall
3 23 (47.92%) SSL
4 17 (35.42%) BGP
5 15 (31.25%) OSPF
6 13 (27.08%) DNS
7 12 (25.00%) IKE
8 9 (18.75%) DHCP
8 9 (18.75%) LAN
8 9 (18.75%) WAN
9 8 (16.67%) Network Security
10 7 (14.58%) EIGRP
10 7 (14.58%) MPLS
10 7 (14.58%) TCP/IP
11 6 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (10.42%) HSRP
12 5 (10.42%) Spanning Tree
12 5 (10.42%) SSH
12 5 (10.42%) VLAN
12 5 (10.42%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle BI EE
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 4 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 3 (6.25%) Artifactory
2 3 (6.25%) Git (software)
2 3 (6.25%) Maven
2 3 (6.25%) SonarQube
2 3 (6.25%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (4.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.08%) Travis CI
General
1 13 (27.08%) Social Skills
2 12 (25.00%) Games
3 11 (22.92%) Finance
4 10 (20.83%) Telecoms
5 5 (10.42%) Presentation Skills
6 4 (8.33%) Public Sector
7 3 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (4.17%) Military
9 1 (2.08%) Banking
9 1 (2.08%) Financial Institution
9 1 (2.08%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Architect
2 12 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 12 (25.00%) Security Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Design Engineer
3 11 (22.92%) Security Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Lead Architect
4 10 (20.83%) Lead Security Architect
5 5 (10.42%) Bid Manager
5 5 (10.42%) Service Manager
6 4 (8.33%) Analyst
6 4 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Network Architect
7 3 (6.25%) Security Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) Senior Architect
8 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) IT Security Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Network Security Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.92%) OAuth
1 11 (22.92%) OAuth2
2 4 (8.33%) 802.1X
3 3 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (6.25%) Kafka
3 3 (6.25%) Keycloak
3 3 (6.25%) Velocity
4 1 (2.08%) .NET
4 1 (2.08%) J2EE
4 1 (2.08%) OpenID
4 1 (2.08%) SAML
4 1 (2.08%) Servlets
4 1 (2.08%) Web Services
4 1 (2.08%) XACML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (39.58%) PKI
2 11 (22.92%) Data Centre
3 10 (20.83%) Private Cloud
4 5 (10.42%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (4.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
6 1 (2.08%) CMDB
6 1 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (16.67%) Linux
2 3 (6.25%) HPUX
2 3 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 3 (6.25%) Windows
2 3 (6.25%) Windows 10
3 2 (4.17%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (22.92%) Data Loss Prevention
1 11 (22.92%) Vulnerability Management
2 10 (20.83%) Cybersecurity
2 10 (20.83%) Identity Access Management
2 10 (20.83%) Password Management
3 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
4 6 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 6 (12.50%) DevOps
4 6 (12.50%) Network Management
4 6 (12.50%) Project Delivery
4 6 (12.50%) Project Management
5 5 (10.42%) Capacity Planning
5 5 (10.42%) Presales
6 4 (8.33%) Change Management
7 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (6.25%) Migration
7 3 (6.25%) Network Planning
7 3 (6.25%) OO
7 3 (6.25%) OOP
7 3 (6.25%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 5 (10.42%) Python
2 4 (8.33%) Bash Shell
3 3 (6.25%) Java
3 3 (6.25%) Perl
4 2 (4.17%) C
4 2 (4.17%) C++
4 2 (4.17%) Go
4 2 (4.17%) Ruby
5 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Degree
2 8 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (12.50%) CCNP
3 6 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 3 (6.25%) CCIE
4 3 (6.25%) JNCIS
5 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 1 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Docker
2 10 (20.83%) vCloud
2 10 (20.83%) VMware Workstation
3 8 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (6.25%) Active Directory
5 3 (6.25%) iptables
6 2 (4.17%) pfSense
6 2 (4.17%) VMware NSX
7 1 (2.08%) RACF
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) Kubernetes
2 5 (10.42%) Ansible
2 5 (10.42%) Terraform
3 3 (6.25%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 3 (6.25%) FortiGate
3 3 (6.25%) Sysdig
3 3 (6.25%) TrustSec
4 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.08%) OPNET
4 1 (2.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 19 (39.58%) Cisco
2 18 (37.50%) VMware
3 10 (20.83%) CA
3 10 (20.83%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.83%) Palo Alto
4 9 (18.75%) F5
5 6 (12.50%) Google
5 6 (12.50%) Juniper
5 6 (12.50%) Microsoft
6 5 (10.42%) HP
6 5 (10.42%) Oracle
6 5 (10.42%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (6.25%) Dynatrace
7 3 (6.25%) Infoblox
7 3 (6.25%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
8 2 (4.17%) Huawei
8 2 (4.17%) Meraki
9 1 (2.08%) Qualys