Period
to 27 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 27 July 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 206 181
Rank change year-on-year +48 -25 -4
Contract jobs citing IPsec 11 11 20
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.26% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 1.19% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 6
Scotland median daily rate £385 £228 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -33.72% +27.60%
10th Percentile £363 £175 £312
90th Percentile £426 £307 £347
UK median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Scotland median hourly rate - - £32.50
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £47.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year -0.69% +47.17% +8.33%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 476 926 667
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.25% 16.85% 10.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 486 295
Scotland median daily rate £363 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +7.69% -0.40%
10th Percentile £161 £223 £140
90th Percentile £463 £451 £454
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 49 33
Scotland median hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +37.93% +52.63%
10th Percentile £15.01 £14.00 £12.35
90th Percentile £48.08 £44.80 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -22.24% +21.95% +7.89%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in Scotland

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in Scotland

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in Scotland

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 27 July 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
Edinburgh +34 11 £385 -
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 Scotland region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) Wireless
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) EIGRP
2 8 (72.73%) Network Monitoring
2 8 (72.73%) HSRP
3 7 (63.64%) 802.1X
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco Wireless
3 7 (63.64%) NetScaler
3 7 (63.64%) Cacti
3 7 (63.64%) SolarWinds
3 7 (63.64%) F5
3 7 (63.64%) Citrix
3 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) 802.11
3 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Wireshark
4 6 (54.55%) Finance
4 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
5 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
5 4 (36.36%) Change Management
6 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
6 3 (27.27%) Degree
6 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) Firewall
2 8 (72.73%) BGP
2 8 (72.73%) EIGRP
2 8 (72.73%) HSRP
2 8 (72.73%) LAN
2 8 (72.73%) MPLS
2 8 (72.73%) OSPF
2 8 (72.73%) VPN
2 8 (72.73%) Wireless
3 7 (63.64%) 802.11
3 7 (63.64%) Cisco Wireless
3 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 7 (63.64%) NetScaler
3 7 (63.64%) WAN
3 7 (63.64%) Wireshark
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (18.18%) L2TP
5 1 (9.09%) SSL
5 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Big Data
1 1 (9.09%) Hadoop
General
1 6 (54.55%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Banking
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Network Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (27.27%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
4 1 (9.09%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (36.36%) Asset Management
2 4 (36.36%) Change Management
3 3 (27.27%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (18.18%) Coaching
4 2 (18.18%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
4 2 (18.18%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (9.09%) Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (9.09%) Data Analytics
5 1 (9.09%) Malware Analysis
5 1 (9.09%) Problem Management
5 1 (9.09%) Security Operations
5 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Systems Management
1 7 (63.64%) Cacti
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Cisco
2 7 (63.64%) CheckPoint
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix
2 7 (63.64%) F5
2 7 (63.64%) SolarWinds
3 1 (9.09%) ArcSight
3 1 (9.09%) FireEye
3 1 (9.09%) Splunk