Period
to 10 December 2018

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 10 December 2018 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 201 206 207
Rank change year-on-year +5 +1 +17
Contract jobs citing IPsec 21 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.071% 0.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 0.54% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 3 10
North West median daily rate £515 £405 £513
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.04% -20.98% +28.13%
10th Percentile £319 £241 £350
90th Percentile £641 £488 £571
England median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £43.92 £44.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -3.26% +6.98%

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 827 736 960
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.79% 13.05% 14.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 492 466 582
North West median daily rate £400 £385 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £161 £213
90th Percentile £574 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 50 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £18.13 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.83% +3.57% +1.95%
10th Percentile £12.37 £11.00 £12.61
90th Percentile £45.70 £45.12 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 10 December 2018.

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 10 December 2018. 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 -3 18 £521 +3.17% 3
Merseyside -4 3 £406 +103.13%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 19 (90.48%) DHCP
1 19 (90.48%) TCP/IP
1 19 (90.48%) DNS
2 18 (85.71%) FTP
3 17 (80.95%) Linux
4 16 (76.19%) HTTP
4 16 (76.19%) SSL
4 16 (76.19%) Configuration Management
4 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
4 16 (76.19%) Puppet
4 16 (76.19%) Jenkins
4 16 (76.19%) DevOps
5 15 (71.43%) Google Cloud Platform
5 15 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
5 15 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (71.43%) Google
5 15 (71.43%) Unit Testing
5 15 (71.43%) Java
5 15 (71.43%) .NET
6 13 (61.90%) VMware
7 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
8 11 (52.38%) Open Source
8 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (52.38%) Travis CI
9 10 (47.62%) Mongrel
9 10 (47.62%) Jetty
9 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
9 10 (47.62%) Xen
9 10 (47.62%) Amazon EC2

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 (47.62%) Apache
1 10 (47.62%) IIS
1 10 (47.62%) Jetty
1 10 (47.62%) Mongrel
1 10 (47.62%) nginx
1 10 (47.62%) Tomcat
1 10 (47.62%) WebSphere
2 2 (9.52%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Spark
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 15 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
1 15 (71.43%) Cloud Computing
1 15 (71.43%) Google Cloud Platform
2 10 (47.62%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (47.62%) Google App Engine
3 5 (23.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (90.48%) DHCP
1 19 (90.48%) DNS
1 19 (90.48%) TCP/IP
2 18 (85.71%) FTP
3 16 (76.19%) HTTP
3 16 (76.19%) SSL
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco Nexus
4 5 (23.81%) MPLS
4 5 (23.81%) VPN
4 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) Wireless
6 3 (14.29%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 3 (14.29%) ISDN
6 3 (14.29%) LAN
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) Hadoop
2 1 (4.76%) Big Data
2 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.76%) MySQL
2 1 (4.76%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 16 (76.19%) Jenkins
2 11 (52.38%) Travis CI
3 1 (4.76%) RStudio
3 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) AWS DevOps
3 4 (19.05%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) AWS Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Network Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Senior DevOps
5 2 (9.52%) Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Hadoop Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Java Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Python Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Hadoop Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Java Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Project Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Java Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) .NET
2 10 (47.62%) J2EE
2 10 (47.62%) Servlets
3 2 (9.52%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Algorithms
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Linux
2 6 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) Configuration Management
1 16 (76.19%) DevOps
1 16 (76.19%) Test Automation
2 15 (71.43%) Unit Testing
3 11 (52.38%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (52.38%) Open Source
4 6 (28.57%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (23.81%) Anomaly Detection
5 5 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 4 (19.05%) Pair Programming
7 2 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (9.52%) Proactive Monitoring
8 1 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.76%) Microservices
8 1 (4.76%) Network Management
8 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
8 1 (4.76%) Security Management
8 1 (4.76%) Target Operating Model
8 1 (4.76%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 15 (71.43%) Java
2 5 (23.81%) Bash Shell
3 2 (9.52%) Python
4 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (19.05%) CCNP
1 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (14.29%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.52%) HP APS
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (47.62%) Xen
2 2 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 2 (9.52%) Docker
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (76.19%) Puppet
2 8 (38.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (23.81%) Ansible
3 5 (23.81%) Salt
3 5 (23.81%) Terraform
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Google
2 13 (61.90%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
6 2 (9.52%) Cloudera
6 2 (9.52%) Juniper
6 2 (9.52%) Nokia
7 1 (4.76%) Brocade
7 1 (4.76%) Meraki
7 1 (4.76%) SolarWinds