The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 23 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)
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 87
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.50% - 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.59% - 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 2
Median daily rate £388 - £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 - £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £445
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £338
% change year-on-year +1.91% +16.29%  
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 Manchester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 195 273 218
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 14.02% 15.01% 14.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 145 113
Median daily rate £350 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 9 17
Median hourly rate £15.50 £45.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.55% +126.04%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in Manchester

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Manchester

For the 6 months to 23 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 Manchester region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 9 (81.82%) VPN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 6 (54.55%) .NET
3 6 (54.55%) IIS
3 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (54.55%) DevOps
4 5 (45.45%) F5
4 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
4 5 (45.45%) VLAN
4 5 (45.45%) MPLS
4 5 (45.45%) OSPF
5 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
5 4 (36.36%) DNS
5 4 (36.36%) SSL
5 4 (36.36%) IBM
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
5 4 (36.36%) Apache
5 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
5 4 (36.36%) DHCP
5 4 (36.36%) FTP
5 4 (36.36%) HTTP
5 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 4 (36.36%) Servlets
5 4 (36.36%) J2EE
5 4 (36.36%) Java
5 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
5 4 (36.36%) Xen
5 4 (36.36%) Google
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 6 (54.55%) IIS
2 4 (36.36%) Apache
2 4 (36.36%) Jetty
2 4 (36.36%) Mongrel
2 4 (36.36%) nginx
2 4 (36.36%) Tomcat
2 4 (36.36%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (36.36%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (36.36%) Google App Engine
2 4 (36.36%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (18.18%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) VPN
2 7 (63.64%) Firewall
3 5 (45.45%) MPLS
3 5 (45.45%) OSPF
3 5 (45.45%) VLAN
4 4 (36.36%) DHCP
4 4 (36.36%) DNS
4 4 (36.36%) FTP
4 4 (36.36%) HTTP
4 4 (36.36%) SSL
4 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
5 2 (18.18%) LAN
5 2 (18.18%) VoIP
5 2 (18.18%) WAN
6 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Jenkins
1 4 (36.36%) Travis CI
2 2 (18.18%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (18.18%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
2 1 (9.09%) Architect
2 1 (9.09%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Network Architect
2 1 (9.09%) Network Specialist
2 1 (9.09%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) .NET
2 4 (36.36%) J2EE
2 4 (36.36%) Servlets
3 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
3 2 (18.18%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) Unix
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) DevOps
2 5 (45.45%) Load Balancing
3 4 (36.36%) Configuration Management
3 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (36.36%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (18.18%) Information Security
4 2 (18.18%) Network Monitoring
4 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
4 2 (18.18%) Privileged Access Management
4 2 (18.18%) Security Operations
4 2 (18.18%) SIEM
4 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (18.18%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (9.09%) Migration
5 1 (9.09%) Network Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Bash Shell
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (18.18%) Python
2 2 (18.18%) Ruby
2 2 (18.18%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 2 (18.18%) CISSP
2 2 (18.18%) SANS
2 2 (18.18%) SSCP
3 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (36.36%) Xen
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) Puppet
2 2 (18.18%) QRadar
2 2 (18.18%) Terraform
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) F5
2 4 (36.36%) Google
2 4 (36.36%) IBM
2 4 (36.36%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) LogRhythm
3 2 (18.18%) Splunk