The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 24 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 / North West
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 152 135
Rank change year-on-year +25 -17  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 8 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.28% 0.079% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.78% 0.52% 3.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 11
Median daily rate £375 £438 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.28% +45.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £408 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £468 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £340
% change year-on-year +1.91% +15.61%  
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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 450 578 495
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.52% 15.17% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 326 251
Median daily rate £365 £383 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +17.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 24 47
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.85% -17.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the North West

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the North West

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester - 7 £388 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £300 - 2
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 6 (50.00%) .NET
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (50.00%) DevOps
4 5 (41.67%) F5
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
4 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
4 5 (41.67%) MPLS
4 5 (41.67%) OSPF
4 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
4 5 (41.67%) VMware
4 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (33.33%) Jetty
5 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
5 4 (33.33%) Xen
5 4 (33.33%) Google
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) SSL
5 4 (33.33%) IBM
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) FTP
5 4 (33.33%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) Apache

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
2 4 (33.33%) Apache
2 4 (33.33%) Jetty
2 4 (33.33%) Mongrel
2 4 (33.33%) nginx
2 4 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (33.33%) Google App Engine
2 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (16.67%) AWS CloudFormation
3 2 (16.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (75.00%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) MPLS
3 5 (41.67%) OSPF
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) VLAN
4 4 (33.33%) DHCP
4 4 (33.33%) DNS
4 4 (33.33%) FTP
4 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 4 (33.33%) SSL
5 3 (25.00%) LAN
5 3 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (16.67%) VoIP
7 1 (8.33%) DMZ
7 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (8.33%) NAS
7 1 (8.33%) Network Security
7 1 (8.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (33.33%) Travis CI
2 2 (16.67%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (16.67%) AWS DevOps
1 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) DevOps Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) Network Architect
2 1 (8.33%) Network Specialist
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment Engineer
2 1 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 4 (33.33%) J2EE
2 4 (33.33%) Servlets
3 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 2 (16.67%) Unix
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) DevOps
2 5 (41.67%) Configuration Management
2 5 (41.67%) Load Balancing
3 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (33.33%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Software Deployment
5 2 (16.67%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (16.67%) Information Security
5 2 (16.67%) Migration
5 2 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (16.67%) Patch Management
5 2 (16.67%) Privileged Access Management
5 2 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 2 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (16.67%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (8.33%) Asset Management
6 1 (8.33%) Network Architecture
6 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
6 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (16.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) Python
2 2 (16.67%) Ruby
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (16.67%) CISSP
2 2 (16.67%) SANS
2 2 (16.67%) SSCP
3 1 (8.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) Xen
3 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Puppet
2 2 (16.67%) QRadar
2 2 (16.67%) Terraform
3 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) F5
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
1 5 (41.67%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Google
2 4 (33.33%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Apple
4 2 (16.67%) LogRhythm
4 2 (16.67%) Splunk
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Symantec