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 3 months to 26 April 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
3 months to
26 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 106 138 121
Rank change year-on-year +32 -17  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 6 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.31% 0.34% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.93% 1.81% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 4
Median daily rate £385 £205 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +87.80% -40.49%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £200 £329
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £291 £347
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £333
% change year-on-year +13.79% +9.02%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £32.50
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 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 205 551 352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 10.68% 18.65% 11.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 273 167
Median daily rate £395 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.85% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £221 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £445 £462
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 36 20
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +3.22%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.66%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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 3 months to 26 April 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
Edinburgh +18 6 £385 -
IPsec
UK

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 6 (85.71%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (57.14%) 802.1X
3 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 3 (42.86%) F5
3 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
3 3 (42.86%) Cacti
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Finance
3 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
3 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) 802.11
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
4 2 (28.57%) C++
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) L2TP
4 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Degree

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 6 (85.71%) VPN
2 4 (57.14%) BGP
2 4 (57.14%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) LAN
2 4 (57.14%) MPLS
2 4 (57.14%) OSPF
3 3 (42.86%) 802.11
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) EIGRP
3 3 (42.86%) HSRP
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) NetScaler
3 3 (42.86%) WAN
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) Wireshark
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (28.57%) L2TP
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
5 1 (14.29%) ICMP
5 1 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Big Data
1 1 (14.29%) Hadoop
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) C++ Software Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support
3 1 (14.29%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Security Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Device Driver
2 1 (14.29%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Network Monitoring
2 2 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (28.57%) Coaching
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Mentoring
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
3 1 (14.29%) Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (14.29%) Data Analytics
3 1 (14.29%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 1 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 1 (14.29%) SIEM
3 1 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C++
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) Degree
2 1 (14.29%) CCENT
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) Cacti
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (14.29%) FortiGate
2 1 (14.29%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (14.29%) WMI
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) CheckPoint
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) F5
2 3 (42.86%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) ArcSight
3 1 (14.29%) FireEye
3 1 (14.29%) Progress
3 1 (14.29%) Splunk
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