Period
to 21 April 2019

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 6 months to 21 April 2019 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
6 months to
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 297 315 283
Rank change year-on-year +18 -32 -19
Contract jobs citing IPsec 68 64 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.38% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.67% 2.43% 2.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 30 52
South East median daily rate £360 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.29% +6.25% +12.36%
10th Percentile £308 £290 £311
90th Percentile £493 £575 £550
England median daily rate £500 £425 £460
% change year-on-year +17.65% -7.61% +19.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £45.92 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.99% - -
England median hourly rate £13.17 £44.50 £29.61
% change year-on-year -70.40% +50.29% -38.09%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 2,549 2,631 2,989
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.35% 15.67% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,437 1,354 1,710
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £218 £185 £218
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 158 191
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £19.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.00% +1.91% -43.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.69 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.40 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.73 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -6.38% -6.98% -14.00%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

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 6 months to 21 April 2019.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 21 April 2019. 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
West Sussex +25 26 £325 -
Surrey +13 18 £355 -35.45%
Thames Valley +9 14 £375 -11.76%
Berkshire -21 12 £294 -32.86%
Hampshire -15 10 £370 -20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 2 £513 +20.71%
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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 South East region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 58 (85.29%) VPN
2 54 (79.41%) Firewall
3 52 (76.47%) Cisco
4 46 (67.65%) WAN
5 44 (64.71%) BGP
6 43 (63.24%) OSPF
7 42 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
8 41 (60.29%) LAN
9 40 (58.82%) CCNP
10 34 (50.00%) VoIP
11 33 (48.53%) TCP/IP
11 33 (48.53%) Wireless
11 33 (48.53%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (48.53%) Data Centre
12 31 (45.59%) SolarWinds
13 30 (44.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 30 (44.12%) HSRP
14 29 (42.65%) CheckPoint
15 28 (41.18%) Multicast
16 27 (39.71%) Network Monitoring
16 27 (39.71%) FCoE
16 27 (39.71%) Load Balancing
16 27 (39.71%) iSCSI
16 27 (39.71%) VRRP
17 26 (38.24%) Citrix
18 24 (35.29%) NetApp
19 23 (33.82%) SAN
19 23 (33.82%) NAS
20 17 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
21 16 (23.53%) EIGRP

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 1 (1.47%) nginx
1 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (1.47%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.47%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
3 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (1.47%) Serverless
3 1 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 58 (85.29%) VPN
2 54 (79.41%) Firewall
3 46 (67.65%) WAN
4 44 (64.71%) BGP
5 43 (63.24%) OSPF
6 41 (60.29%) LAN
7 34 (50.00%) VoIP
8 33 (48.53%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (48.53%) TCP/IP
8 33 (48.53%) Wireless
9 30 (44.12%) Cisco Nexus
9 30 (44.12%) HSRP
10 28 (41.18%) Multicast
11 27 (39.71%) FCoE
11 27 (39.71%) iSCSI
11 27 (39.71%) VRRP
12 23 (33.82%) NAS
12 23 (33.82%) SAN
13 17 (25.00%) Intrusion Detection
14 16 (23.53%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (16.18%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.41%) Advertising
3 2 (2.94%) Billing
4 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 45 (66.18%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.76%) Consultant
3 7 (10.29%) Network Consultant
4 3 (4.41%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
4 3 (4.41%) Test Manager
5 2 (2.94%) Architect
5 2 (2.94%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Firewall Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) IP Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Juniper Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Network Systems Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Security Consultant
5 2 (2.94%) Security Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Senior Network Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Switch Engineer
5 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) 802.1X
1 2 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) LDAP
2 1 (1.47%) ModSecurity
2 1 (1.47%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (48.53%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.35%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.41%) CESG
3 3 (4.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.47%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 9 (13.24%) Windows
2 6 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Unix
3 4 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.47%) CentOS
4 1 (1.47%) Debian
4 1 (1.47%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.71%) Load Balancing
1 27 (39.71%) Network Monitoring
2 16 (23.53%) Mentoring
3 15 (22.06%) Change Control
4 14 (20.59%) Network Optimisation
5 7 (10.29%) Network Design
6 6 (8.82%) DevOps
7 4 (5.88%) High Availability
8 3 (4.41%) Change Management
8 3 (4.41%) Functional Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Migration
8 3 (4.41%) Penetration Testing
8 3 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
8 3 (4.41%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.41%) Technical Leadership
9 2 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.94%) Project Management
9 2 (2.94%) Risk Management
9 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Lisp
1 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.47%) Python
2 1 (1.47%) Shell Script
2 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 42 (61.76%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (58.82%) CCNP
3 11 (16.18%) SC Cleared
3 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
4 7 (10.29%) CCNA
5 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.94%) CESG Certified Professional
5 2 (2.94%) CISSP
5 2 (2.94%) JNCIA
5 2 (2.94%) MCSA
5 2 (2.94%) MCSE
5 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCDP
6 1 (1.47%) CCIE
6 1 (1.47%) CCIP
6 1 (1.47%) Degree
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) ISO/IEC 27005
1 2 (2.94%) QA
1 2 (2.94%) RMADS
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
2 1 (1.47%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.47%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (8.82%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.94%) Sendmail
2 2 (2.94%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) Snort
3 1 (1.47%) Squid
3 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.47%) vSphere
3 1 (1.47%) XenApp
3 1 (1.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (16.18%) FortiGate
2 4 (5.88%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (5.88%) Opsview
3 3 (4.41%) Nagios
4 2 (2.94%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.47%) Cacti
5 1 (1.47%) HAProxy
5 1 (1.47%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.47%) Kibana
5 1 (1.47%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.47%) Packer
5 1 (1.47%) Terraform
5 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (76.47%) Cisco
2 31 (45.59%) SolarWinds
3 29 (42.65%) CheckPoint
4 26 (38.24%) Citrix
5 24 (35.29%) NetApp
6 16 (23.53%) F5
7 12 (17.65%) Juniper
8 7 (10.29%) VMware
9 6 (8.82%) Microsoft
10 3 (4.41%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (4.41%) Meraki
10 3 (4.41%) Nokia
11 2 (2.94%) Aruba
11 2 (2.94%) Brocade
11 2 (2.94%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.94%) HP
11 2 (2.94%) Huawei
11 2 (2.94%) Palo Alto
12 1 (1.47%) Dell
12 1 (1.47%) ION Trading