Period
to 22 November 2017

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 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 203 224
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -36
Contract jobs citing IPsec 5 15 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.088% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.65% 1.46% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 11 17
North West median daily rate £388 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.50% +11.11% +12.50%
10th Percentile £253 £350 £319
90th Percentile £475 £571 £513
England median daily rate £415 £450 £435
% change year-on-year -7.78% +3.45% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -3.26% -3.83% +37.64%

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 769 1030 1096
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.47% 15.02% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 476 602 630
North West median daily rate £386 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.50% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

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 22 November 2017.

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 22 November 2017. 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 +12 3 £400 -23.81% 3
Cheshire +6 1 - - 1
Merseyside 0 1 £200 -63.47%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (40.00%) F5
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
3 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 1 (20.00%) McAfee
4 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Ruby
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Juniper

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 1 (20.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) DHCP
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) MPLS
3 2 (40.00%) OSPF
3 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 1 (20.00%) NAS
4 1 (20.00%) Network Security
4 1 (20.00%) PABX
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Architect
1 1 (20.00%) AWS DevOps
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
1 1 (20.00%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Windows 2000
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) Ruby
2 1 (20.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) F5
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Aerohive Networks
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper
2 1 (20.00%) Lumension
2 1 (20.00%) McAfee
2 1 (20.00%) Meraki
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec