Period
to 24 February 2018

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 24 February 2018 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 306 296 258
Rank change year-on-year -10 -38 +43
Contract jobs citing IPsec 62 63 140
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.37% 0.41% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.25% 2.03% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 50 74
South East median daily rate £450 £452 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.41% +28.37% -4.86%
10th Percentile £326 £318 £275
90th Percentile £575 £550 £509
England median daily rate £413 £469 £400
% change year-on-year -12.05% +17.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
South East median hourly rate - - £47.83
England median hourly rate £44.50 £29.61 £43.00
% change year-on-year +50.29% -31.14% +14.67%

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 2,757 3,106 3,528
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.57% 19.99% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,461 1,797 1,913
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
10th Percentile £160 £219 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 217 208
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -42.86% +62.19%
10th Percentile £11.60 £11.43 £12.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £49.46 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.04 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.79% -2.27% +10.00%

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 24 February 2018.

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 24 February 2018. 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
Thames Valley -23 25 £425 -15.00% 8
Surrey -19 16 £525 +5.00% 2
Berkshire +10 15 £438 +41.13% 5
Hampshire -5 8 £450 +24.31% 5
Buckinghamshire -42 8 £425 -17.60%
M4 Corridor - 7 - -
West Sussex 0 5 £415 +11.04%
Oxfordshire - 2 - - 3
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2018, 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 46 (74.19%) Firewall
2 34 (54.84%) Cisco
3 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
4 28 (45.16%) CCNP
5 24 (38.71%) VPN
5 24 (38.71%) Juniper
5 24 (38.71%) Network Security
6 23 (37.10%) BGP
7 22 (35.48%) OSPF
8 19 (30.65%) Linux
9 18 (29.03%) VoIP
9 18 (29.03%) TCP/IP
9 18 (29.03%) Wireless
9 18 (29.03%) F5
10 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
11 16 (25.81%) SSL
12 15 (24.19%) WAN
12 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
13 14 (22.58%) DV Cleared
14 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (20.97%) SolarWinds
14 13 (20.97%) LAN
14 13 (20.97%) Network Virtualisation
15 12 (19.35%) ITIL
15 12 (19.35%) MPLS
16 11 (17.74%) PKI
16 11 (17.74%) Network Monitoring
16 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
16 11 (17.74%) BT

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 3 (4.84%) OpenStack
2 1 (1.61%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (1.61%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (74.19%) Firewall
2 24 (38.71%) Network Security
2 24 (38.71%) VPN
3 23 (37.10%) BGP
4 22 (35.48%) OSPF
5 18 (29.03%) TCP/IP
5 18 (29.03%) VoIP
5 18 (29.03%) Wireless
6 16 (25.81%) SSL
7 15 (24.19%) WAN
8 13 (20.97%) Cisco ASA
8 13 (20.97%) LAN
9 12 (19.35%) MPLS
10 10 (16.13%) Cisco ISE
10 10 (16.13%) DNS
11 9 (14.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 9 (14.52%) SNMP
12 8 (12.90%) Ethernet
12 8 (12.90%) HSRP
12 8 (12.90%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.45%) JIRA
General
1 9 (14.52%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Electronics
3 2 (3.23%) Banking
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
4 1 (1.61%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 12 (19.35%) Architect
1 12 (19.35%) Network Specialist
2 11 (17.74%) Network Security Specialist
2 11 (17.74%) Security Specialist
3 10 (16.13%) Network Engineer
4 8 (12.90%) Security Engineer
5 7 (11.29%) Network Team Leader
5 7 (11.29%) Team Leader
6 5 (8.06%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Security Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Platform Architect
7 4 (6.45%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.84%) Cisco Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Development Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Integration Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (3.23%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.23%) Systems Integration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (11.29%) LDAP
2 5 (8.06%) 802.1X
2 5 (8.06%) Web Services
3 4 (6.45%) JTAPI
3 4 (6.45%) RFC 2833
3 4 (6.45%) TAPI
4 3 (4.84%) SOAP
5 2 (3.23%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (17.74%) PKI
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (4.84%) Computer Science
3 3 (4.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 3 (4.84%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.23%) Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) Cyberattack
4 2 (3.23%) DataPower
4 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.61%) FMCG
5 1 (1.61%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.61%) Life Science
5 1 (1.61%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.61%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 19 (30.65%) Linux
2 7 (11.29%) Windows
3 5 (8.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (6.45%) Check Point GAiA
4 4 (6.45%) Debian
4 4 (6.45%) Fedora
4 4 (6.45%) Ubuntu
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (4.84%) Unix
6 1 (1.61%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (24.19%) Configuration Management
2 13 (20.97%) Network Virtualisation
3 12 (19.35%) ITIL
4 11 (17.74%) Change Management
4 11 (17.74%) Network Monitoring
5 8 (12.90%) ITIL V3
5 8 (12.90%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (11.29%) Service Management
7 6 (9.68%) Load Balancing
7 6 (9.68%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
7 6 (9.68%) Presales
8 5 (8.06%) ITSM
8 5 (8.06%) Problem Management
8 5 (8.06%) Service Delivery
8 5 (8.06%) Validation
9 4 (6.45%) Patch Management
9 4 (6.45%) Process Management
9 4 (6.45%) Project Management
9 4 (6.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 3 (4.84%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.45%) Perl
2 3 (4.84%) C
2 3 (4.84%) Python
3 2 (3.23%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.61%) C++
4 1 (1.61%) Java
4 1 (1.61%) Ruby
4 1 (1.61%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 29 (46.77%) Cisco Certification
1 29 (46.77%) Security Cleared
2 28 (45.16%) CCNP
3 17 (27.42%) SC Cleared
4 14 (22.58%) DV Cleared
5 9 (14.52%) CCNA
6 4 (6.45%) CCENT
6 4 (6.45%) CCSA
6 4 (6.45%) JNCIA
6 4 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (4.84%) Degree
7 3 (4.84%) HNC
8 1 (1.61%) CCDP
8 1 (1.61%) CCIE
8 1 (1.61%) CCIP
8 1 (1.61%) CISSP
8 1 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.61%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.45%) PA-DSS
1 4 (6.45%) PCI DSS
2 2 (3.23%) SLA
3 1 (1.61%) ECSS
System Software
1 9 (14.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.45%) VirtualBox
2 4 (6.45%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.61%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.61%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (16.13%) QRadar
2 4 (6.45%) Cacti
2 4 (6.45%) OVSD
2 4 (6.45%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.84%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (4.84%) Nagios
4 2 (3.23%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (3.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.61%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.61%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.61%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 34 (54.84%) Cisco
2 24 (38.71%) Juniper
3 18 (29.03%) F5
4 13 (20.97%) SolarWinds
5 11 (17.74%) BT
6 9 (14.52%) Palo Alto
6 9 (14.52%) VMware
7 7 (11.29%) Aruba
7 7 (11.29%) HP
8 6 (9.68%) Citrix
8 6 (9.68%) Red Hat
9 5 (8.06%) CheckPoint
9 5 (8.06%) ServiceNow
10 4 (6.45%) Microsoft
10 4 (6.45%) Qualys
10 4 (6.45%) Remedy
11 2 (3.23%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.23%) Blue Coat
11 2 (3.23%) Dell
11 2 (3.23%) Infoblox