Period
to 21 March 2019

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 6 months to 21 March 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 > North West
6 months to
21 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 197 191
Rank change year-on-year +14 -6 +20
Contract jobs citing IPsec 27 14 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.48% 0.25% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.04% 2.01% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 7 8
North West median daily rate £515 £375 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.20% -30.23% +44.78%
10th Percentile £396 £275 £478
90th Percentile £608 £450 £579
England median daily rate £475 £425 £472
% change year-on-year +11.76% -9.93% +23.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £13.17 £44.25 £39.40
% change year-on-year -70.24% +12.31% -8.37%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 669 698 775
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.78% 12.41% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 397 474
North West median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% -3.03%
10th Percentile £206 £162 £215
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 77 54
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% +3.13% -9.96%
10th Percentile £13.04 £10.66 £10.99
90th Percentile £36.88 £43.95 £51.05
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -11.12%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in the North West over the 6 months to 21 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 21 March 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
Manchester +25 20 £525 +50.00% 3
Cheshire -5 3 £400 -3.03% 4
Merseyside -10 3 £425 +30.77% 1
Lancashire - 1 £525 - 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 21 March 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 North West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 23 (85.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (81.48%) DNS
2 22 (81.48%) DHCP
3 20 (74.07%) FTP
3 20 (74.07%) Linux
3 20 (74.07%) Configuration Management
3 20 (74.07%) DevOps
4 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (70.37%) Puppet
4 19 (70.37%) Jenkins
4 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
4 19 (70.37%) HTTP
5 18 (66.67%) .NET
5 18 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (66.67%) Google
5 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
5 18 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 15 (55.56%) Java
7 14 (51.85%) SSL
8 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
8 11 (40.74%) VMware
8 11 (40.74%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (40.74%) Open Source
8 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (40.74%) Amazon EC2
8 11 (40.74%) Travis CI
9 10 (37.04%) Mongrel
9 10 (37.04%) Google App Engine
9 10 (37.04%) nginx
9 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure

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 10 (37.04%) Apache
1 10 (37.04%) IIS
1 10 (37.04%) Jetty
1 10 (37.04%) Mongrel
1 10 (37.04%) nginx
1 10 (37.04%) Tomcat
1 10 (37.04%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (70.37%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (66.67%) Cloud Computing
2 18 (66.67%) Google Cloud Platform
3 11 (40.74%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (37.04%) Google App Engine
5 9 (33.33%) AWS CloudFormation
5 9 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
6 1 (3.70%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (3.70%) IaaS
6 1 (3.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 23 (85.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (81.48%) DHCP
2 22 (81.48%) DNS
3 20 (74.07%) FTP
4 19 (70.37%) HTTP
5 14 (51.85%) SSL
6 6 (22.22%) MPLS
6 6 (22.22%) WAN
7 5 (18.52%) Firewall
7 5 (18.52%) VPN
8 4 (14.81%) LAN
8 4 (14.81%) Multicast
8 4 (14.81%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (11.11%) BGP
9 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (11.11%) Wireless
10 2 (7.41%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (7.41%) Software-Defined Networking
10 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
10 2 (7.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
1 1 (3.70%) MySQL
1 1 (3.70%) NoSQL
1 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
1 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (70.37%) Jenkins
2 11 (40.74%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (7.41%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Back Office
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (66.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) AWS DevOps
2 8 (29.63%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (22.22%) Network Engineer
4 4 (14.81%) Java Engineer
5 3 (11.11%) Python Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Contracts Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Implementation Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Network Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Network Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Project Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Provisioning Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (3.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (66.67%) .NET
2 10 (37.04%) J2EE
2 10 (37.04%) Servlets
3 1 (3.70%) 802.1X
3 1 (3.70%) JSON
3 1 (3.70%) Web Services
3 1 (3.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Linux
2 9 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (74.07%) Configuration Management
1 20 (74.07%) DevOps
2 19 (70.37%) Test Automation
3 18 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 11 (40.74%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (40.74%) Open Source
5 9 (33.33%) Problem-Solving
6 8 (29.63%) Anomaly Detection
6 8 (29.63%) Continuous Delivery
7 3 (11.11%) Project Management
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) High Availability
8 2 (7.41%) ITIL
8 2 (7.41%) Network Management
8 2 (7.41%) Pair Programming
8 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
9 1 (3.70%) Information Security
9 1 (3.70%) Migration
9 1 (3.70%) Penetration Testing
9 1 (3.70%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Java
2 8 (29.63%) Bash Shell
3 3 (11.11%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
4 1 (3.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) CCNP
1 5 (18.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (11.11%) SC Cleared
2 3 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) HP APS
System Software
1 10 (37.04%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (37.04%) Xen
2 3 (11.11%) Docker
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 19 (70.37%) Puppet
2 11 (40.74%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (33.33%) Ansible
4 8 (29.63%) Salt
4 8 (29.63%) Terraform
5 2 (7.41%) Packer
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) Google
2 11 (40.74%) Microsoft
2 11 (40.74%) VMware
3 5 (18.52%) Cisco
4 2 (7.41%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (3.70%) IBM
5 1 (3.70%) Juniper
5 1 (3.70%) Meraki
5 1 (3.70%) Nokia