The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 28 March 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 / South East
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 224 182 217
Rank change year-on-year -42 +35  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 30 85 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.38% 0.92% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.05% 4.18% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 50 21
Median daily rate £385 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.94% -10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £304 £343
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £479 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £385
% change year-on-year +37.93% -5.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
Median hourly rate - £46.42 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £46.42 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.36% +54.71%  

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1466 2035 2053
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 18.71% 21.94% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 1132 995
Median daily rate £400 £352 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 106 105
Median hourly rate £19.56 £41.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.28% +13.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £17.05 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £51.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the South East

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in the South East over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the South East

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the South East

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Hampshire -8 17 £368 +8.23% 4
Buckinghamshire -4 6 £550 +4.76%
Berkshire +2 2 - - 3
Surrey +1 2 £575 +35.29% 1
West Sussex +7 1 £335 -4.28%
Kent - 1 - -
IPsec
England

IPsec
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South East region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 36 (50.70%) Cisco
3 30 (42.25%) SC Cleared
4 26 (36.62%) Cisco Nexus
4 26 (36.62%) Firewall
5 25 (35.21%) Windows
6 24 (33.80%) SSL
6 24 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (32.39%) Linux
8 22 (30.99%) VPN
8 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
8 22 (30.99%) Data Centre
9 21 (29.58%) CCNP
9 21 (29.58%) SAN
9 21 (29.58%) MPLS
9 21 (29.58%) Cryptography
10 19 (26.76%) ITIL
11 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
11 18 (25.35%) BGP
11 18 (25.35%) Management Information System
11 18 (25.35%) Wireless
11 18 (25.35%) F5
12 17 (23.94%) VMware
12 17 (23.94%) CISSP
13 16 (22.54%) Risk Management
13 16 (22.54%) OSPF
13 16 (22.54%) CESG
13 16 (22.54%) RMADS
13 16 (22.54%) CESG Certified Professional
14 15 (21.13%) DV Cleared

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 6 (8.45%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (7.04%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Infor M3
2 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (2.82%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
4 1 (1.41%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.41%) G Suite
4 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.41%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.62%) Cisco Nexus
1 26 (36.62%) Firewall
2 24 (33.80%) SSL
3 22 (30.99%) VPN
4 21 (29.58%) MPLS
4 21 (29.58%) SAN
5 18 (25.35%) BGP
5 18 (25.35%) TCP/IP
5 18 (25.35%) Wireless
6 16 (22.54%) OSPF
7 14 (19.72%) WAN
8 13 (18.31%) LAN
9 12 (16.90%) Cisco ASA
9 12 (16.90%) Ethernet
9 12 (16.90%) Network Security
10 10 (14.08%) DNS
11 9 (12.68%) Internet
11 9 (12.68%) SNMP
12 8 (11.27%) DHCP
12 8 (11.27%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.41%) MySQL
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
General
1 5 (7.04%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.82%) Electronics
2 2 (2.82%) Finance
2 2 (2.82%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.82%) Marketing
3 1 (1.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (26.76%) Network Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Integration Engineer
2 14 (19.72%) Security Advisor
3 6 (8.45%) Consultant
3 6 (8.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 4 (5.63%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Architect
5 3 (4.23%) Juniper Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Network Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Network Integration Engineer
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Analyst
5 3 (4.23%) Technical Consultant
5 3 (4.23%) Technical Leader
6 2 (2.82%) Azure Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Cloud Consultant
6 2 (2.82%) Firewall Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.04%) 802.1X
2 2 (2.82%) Middleware
2 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (30.99%) Data Centre
2 18 (25.35%) Management Information System
3 16 (22.54%) CESG
4 11 (15.49%) Clustering
5 5 (7.04%) Client/Server
5 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.23%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.23%) PKI
7 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.82%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.41%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (1.41%) Smart Meter
8 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Windows
2 23 (32.39%) Linux
3 14 (19.72%) CentOS
3 14 (19.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (14.08%) Unix
5 8 (11.27%) Solaris
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Vista
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Windows NT
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (29.58%) Cryptography
2 19 (26.76%) ITIL
3 16 (22.54%) Risk Management
4 15 (21.13%) Risk Assessment
5 14 (19.72%) ISMS
6 12 (16.90%) Kalman Filter
6 12 (16.90%) Test Strategy
7 9 (12.68%) Configuration Management
7 9 (12.68%) Load Balancing
7 9 (12.68%) Server Building
8 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
8 8 (11.27%) Information Assurance
8 8 (11.27%) Network Management
8 8 (11.27%) Service Management
8 8 (11.27%) Software Distribution
9 7 (9.86%) Patch Management
10 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
10 6 (8.45%) Change Management
10 6 (8.45%) Coaching
11 5 (7.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (14.08%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 30 (42.25%) SC Cleared
3 24 (33.80%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (29.58%) CCNP
5 17 (23.94%) CISSP
6 16 (22.54%) CESG Certified Professional
7 15 (21.13%) DV Cleared
8 14 (19.72%) Degree
9 11 (15.49%) CCNA
10 2 (2.82%) CCIE
11 1 (1.41%) CCA
11 1 (1.41%) CCDP
11 1 (1.41%) CCIP
11 1 (1.41%) CISA
11 1 (1.41%) CISM
11 1 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (1.41%) GIAC
11 1 (1.41%) MCSE
11 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (22.54%) RMADS
2 5 (7.04%) PCI DSS
3 4 (5.63%) JSP 440
3 4 (5.63%) SLA
4 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (30.99%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.08%) vCloud
3 10 (14.08%) vSphere
4 3 (4.23%) Sendmail
5 2 (2.82%) GFS2
5 2 (2.82%) OCFS2
5 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.82%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) Xen
6 1 (1.41%) XenApp
6 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Netcool
1 8 (11.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (11.27%) Tivoli
2 5 (7.04%) FortiGate
3 3 (4.23%) Ansible
4 2 (2.82%) Cisco Prime
4 2 (2.82%) SCCM
4 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.82%) vRealize
5 1 (1.41%) AppDNA
5 1 (1.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.41%) Nagios
5 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.41%) Puppet
5 1 (1.41%) SCOM
5 1 (1.41%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 36 (50.70%) Cisco
2 18 (25.35%) F5
3 17 (23.94%) VMware
4 15 (21.13%) Citrix
4 15 (21.13%) Microsoft
5 10 (14.08%) Juniper
5 10 (14.08%) Oracle
6 8 (11.27%) Veritas
7 7 (9.86%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.04%) Palo Alto
9 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
10 3 (4.23%) Aruba
10 3 (4.23%) Blue Coat
10 3 (4.23%) Cyberoam
10 3 (4.23%) SAP
11 2 (2.82%) Arqiva
11 2 (2.82%) Barracuda Networks
11 2 (2.82%) Dell
11 2 (2.82%) Forcepoint
11 2 (2.82%) SolarWinds
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