Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 323 328 290
Rank change year-on-year +5 -38 -14
Contract jobs citing IPsec 68 55 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.40% 0.33% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.46% 1.90% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 24 62
South East median daily rate £434 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.18% -4.49% +18.67%
10th Percentile £313 £315 £307
90th Percentile £550 £534 £550
England median daily rate £425 £400 £460
% change year-on-year +6.25% -13.04% +5.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
South East median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 £44.50 £44.75
% change year-on-year +1.12% -0.56% +4.07%

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 2,765 2,898 2,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 16.41% 17.14% 18.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,478 1,563 1,733
South East median daily rate £400 £390 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +0.65% +3.33%
10th Percentile £208 £170 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.81% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 160 191
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £17.19 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.91% -31.25% -5.66%
10th Percentile £12.65 £11.87 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.98 £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.38
% change year-on-year +5.26% -15.08% +9.15%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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
Hampshire -3 26 £450 +50.00% 2
Thames Valley +26 23 £440 +3.53% 7
Berkshire -10 12 £400 -5.88% 7
Buckinghamshire +35 11 £450 -10.00%
West Sussex -9 9 £325 -21.69% 3
Surrey -21 9 £475 - 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 49 (72.06%) WAN
2 47 (69.12%) LAN
2 47 (69.12%) Cisco
3 46 (67.65%) Firewall
4 40 (58.82%) OSPF
5 36 (52.94%) BGP
5 36 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (47.06%) Wireless
7 30 (44.12%) VPN
8 28 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
9 27 (39.71%) CCNP
10 26 (38.24%) TCP/IP
11 25 (36.76%) Juniper
11 25 (36.76%) VRRP
12 23 (33.82%) Aruba
12 23 (33.82%) Data Centre
13 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
13 22 (32.35%) SSL
13 22 (32.35%) VoIP
14 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
14 20 (29.41%) Multicast
15 19 (27.94%) Migration
16 18 (26.47%) EIGRP
16 18 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
17 17 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
17 17 (25.00%) CheckPoint
17 17 (25.00%) Internet
18 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
18 16 (23.53%) Network Management
18 16 (23.53%) F5

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 (4.41%) Apache
2 2 (2.94%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) IIS
3 1 (1.47%) Jetty
3 1 (1.47%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.47%) nginx
3 1 (1.47%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.47%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (19.12%) Microsoft Office
1 13 (19.12%) MS Visio
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (13.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.41%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.41%) Office 365
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.94%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.94%) Route 53
3 2 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.47%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 49 (72.06%) WAN
2 47 (69.12%) LAN
3 46 (67.65%) Firewall
4 40 (58.82%) OSPF
5 36 (52.94%) BGP
5 36 (52.94%) Cisco ASA
6 32 (47.06%) Wireless
7 30 (44.12%) VPN
8 26 (38.24%) TCP/IP
9 25 (36.76%) VRRP
10 22 (32.35%) SSL
10 22 (32.35%) VoIP
11 20 (29.41%) Multicast
12 18 (26.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (26.47%) EIGRP
13 17 (25.00%) Cisco ISE
13 17 (25.00%) Internet
14 16 (23.53%) Wireshark
15 15 (22.06%) SNMP
16 13 (19.12%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.94%) MariaDB
1 2 (2.94%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.47%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (4.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.94%) Advertising
2 2 (2.94%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 27 (39.71%) Network Engineer
2 9 (13.24%) Consultant
2 9 (13.24%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (11.76%) Network Consultant
4 6 (8.82%) Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) Network Support
5 5 (7.35%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (7.35%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (5.88%) Network Specialist
7 3 (4.41%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Network Design Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Security Engineer
7 3 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
8 2 (2.94%) Technical Design Authority
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.29%) CSS
2 3 (4.41%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.94%) LAMP
4 1 (1.47%) .NET
4 1 (1.47%) J2EE
4 1 (1.47%) SAML
4 1 (1.47%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (33.82%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.82%) PKI
4 3 (4.41%) Clustering
5 2 (2.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) Cyberattack
6 1 (1.47%) Replication
6 1 (1.47%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (22.06%) Linux
2 8 (11.76%) Windows
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (7.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (2.94%) CentOS
4 2 (2.94%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (2.94%) Fedora
4 2 (2.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.94%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Migration
2 16 (23.53%) Network Management
3 14 (20.59%) Change Management
3 14 (20.59%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (16.18%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (14.71%) Presales
6 9 (13.24%) Decision-Making
6 9 (13.24%) ITIL
6 9 (13.24%) Load Balancing
6 9 (13.24%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (13.24%) Project Management
7 8 (11.76%) DevOps
7 8 (11.76%) Network Design
8 6 (8.82%) ITIL V3
8 6 (8.82%) Network Virtualisation
9 5 (7.35%) Penetration Testing
10 4 (5.88%) Change Control
10 4 (5.88%) Enterprise Architecture
10 4 (5.88%) Mentoring
10 4 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
1 2 (2.94%) C
1 2 (2.94%) Lisp
1 2 (2.94%) Python
2 1 (1.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 28 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (39.71%) CCNP
3 22 (32.35%) Security Cleared
4 20 (29.41%) SC Cleared
5 14 (20.59%) CCNA
6 12 (17.65%) DV Cleared
6 12 (17.65%) HP MASE
7 4 (5.88%) CCIP
8 2 (2.94%) CCENT
8 2 (2.94%) CCSA
8 2 (2.94%) JNCIA
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (1.47%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) QA
2 3 (4.41%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.47%) GAMP
System Software
1 12 (17.65%) FreeRADIUS
2 5 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.94%) Btrfs
4 2 (2.94%) Docker
4 2 (2.94%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.47%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (17.65%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (10.29%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.94%) Cacti
3 2 (2.94%) Consul
3 2 (2.94%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.94%) Kubernetes
3 2 (2.94%) Nagios
3 2 (2.94%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (1.47%) Puppet
4 1 (1.47%) QRadar
4 1 (1.47%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.47%) vMotion
Vendors
1 47 (69.12%) Cisco
2 25 (36.76%) Juniper
3 23 (33.82%) Aruba
4 17 (25.00%) CheckPoint
5 16 (23.53%) F5
5 16 (23.53%) Microsoft
5 16 (23.53%) Palo Alto
6 15 (22.06%) SolarWinds
7 14 (20.59%) HP
8 13 (19.12%) Brocade
8 13 (19.12%) Fortinet
9 11 (16.18%) VMware
10 9 (13.24%) Citrix
11 7 (10.29%) NetApp
12 6 (8.82%) Forcepoint
12 6 (8.82%) Qualys
13 5 (7.35%) Blue Coat
14 4 (5.88%) Nortel
15 2 (2.94%) Avaya
15 2 (2.94%) McAfee