Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 315 289 280
Rank change year-on-year -26 -9 -10
Contract jobs citing IPsec 75 74 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.45% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.89% 2.63% 3.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 75
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £352 £313 £306
90th Percentile £550 £525 £550
England median daily rate £428 £414 £438
% change year-on-year +3.32% -5.43% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 7
South East median hourly rate £43.92 £47.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.55% -0.69% -
England median hourly rate £43.71 £41.25 £47.83
% change year-on-year +5.96% -13.76% +5.32%

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 2,599 2,815 3,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.74% 17.25% 18.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,378 1,557 1,812
South East median daily rate £410 £400 £384
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +4.23% +3.72%
10th Percentile £203 £207 £225
90th Percentile £575 £550 £530
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 162 205
South East median hourly rate £22.75 £17.75 £24.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.17% -26.95% +8.00%
10th Percentile £12.70 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.20 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -20.96% +15.00%

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 +18 32 £428 +8.92% 12
Hampshire -26 21 £450 +20.00% 5
Berkshire +6 19 £380 +5.56% 5
Surrey -23 19 £550 +15.79% 4
Buckinghamshire +27 11 £450 -10.00% 6
Oxfordshire +10 2 - - 1
West Sussex -6 2 - -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 52 (69.33%) Cisco
2 51 (68.00%) WAN
3 50 (66.67%) LAN
4 46 (61.33%) Firewall
5 38 (50.67%) Juniper
6 32 (42.67%) OSPF
6 32 (42.67%) SSL
7 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
7 31 (41.33%) Aruba
8 28 (37.33%) Palo Alto
8 28 (37.33%) Internet
9 27 (36.00%) BGP
10 26 (34.67%) Cisco ASA
11 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
12 23 (30.67%) Wireless
12 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
12 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
13 21 (28.00%) VPN
14 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
14 20 (26.67%) Network Security
15 19 (25.33%) SNMP
15 19 (25.33%) CCNP
16 17 (22.67%) Migration
16 17 (22.67%) Qualys
16 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
17 16 (21.33%) DV Cleared
17 16 (21.33%) VRRP
17 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
17 16 (21.33%) Linux
18 15 (20.00%) CCNA

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 (4.00%) Apache
2 2 (2.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (1.33%) IIS
3 1 (1.33%) Jetty
3 1 (1.33%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.33%) nginx
3 1 (1.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 11 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (13.33%) MS Visio
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (4.00%) Office 365
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (2.67%) Amazon S3
2 2 (2.67%) PaaS
2 2 (2.67%) Route 53
2 2 (2.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (1.33%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.33%) IaaS
3 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 51 (68.00%) WAN
2 50 (66.67%) LAN
3 46 (61.33%) Firewall
4 32 (42.67%) OSPF
4 32 (42.67%) SSL
5 28 (37.33%) Internet
6 27 (36.00%) BGP
7 26 (34.67%) Cisco ASA
8 23 (30.67%) Wireless
9 21 (28.00%) VPN
10 20 (26.67%) Network Security
10 20 (26.67%) TCP/IP
11 19 (25.33%) SNMP
12 17 (22.67%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (21.33%) VRRP
14 14 (18.67%) EIGRP
14 14 (18.67%) Wi-Fi
15 13 (17.33%) Cisco ISE
16 12 (16.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (16.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.67%) MariaDB
1 2 (2.67%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (1.33%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.33%) Travis CI
General
1 11 (14.67%) Finance
2 1 (1.33%) Legal
2 1 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (32.00%) Network Engineer
2 14 (18.67%) Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Network Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Network Security Analyst
2 14 (18.67%) Security Analyst
3 7 (9.33%) Technical Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Architect
4 6 (8.00%) Firewall Engineer
4 6 (8.00%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Network Specialist
5 5 (6.67%) Network Support
5 5 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 5 (6.67%) Security Architect
6 4 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Design Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Implementation Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Network Implementation Engineer
6 4 (5.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.33%) CSS
2 3 (4.00%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.67%) LAMP
3 2 (2.67%) LDAP
4 1 (1.33%) .NET
4 1 (1.33%) J2EE
4 1 (1.33%) JSON
4 1 (1.33%) SAML
4 1 (1.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 23 (30.67%) Data Centre
2 7 (9.33%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.00%) PKI
4 2 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.67%) Clustering
4 2 (2.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (1.33%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.33%) Replication
5 1 (1.33%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.33%) Linux
2 10 (13.33%) Windows
3 5 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 2 (2.67%) CentOS
4 2 (2.67%) Check Point GAiA
4 2 (2.67%) Fedora
4 2 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (2.67%) Unix
5 1 (1.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (1.33%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.67%) Migration
2 14 (18.67%) Change Management
2 14 (18.67%) Network Management
3 13 (17.33%) Capacity Planning
3 13 (17.33%) Performance Monitoring
4 11 (14.67%) Virtual Environments
5 10 (13.33%) Network Monitoring
6 9 (12.00%) Project Management
7 8 (10.67%) ITIL
7 8 (10.67%) Presales
8 7 (9.33%) Computer Security
8 7 (9.33%) Decision-Making
8 7 (9.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (9.33%) Network Design
9 6 (8.00%) ITIL V3
9 6 (8.00%) Network Virtualisation
9 6 (8.00%) Vulnerability Management
10 5 (6.67%) Penetration Testing
11 4 (5.33%) Configuration Management
11 4 (5.33%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.33%) C
2 2 (2.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.67%) Python
3 1 (1.33%) Java
3 1 (1.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (41.33%) Security Cleared
2 25 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 23 (30.67%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (25.33%) CCNP
5 16 (21.33%) DV Cleared
6 15 (20.00%) CCNA
7 10 (13.33%) HP MASE
8 4 (5.33%) CCIP
8 4 (5.33%) Degree
9 2 (2.67%) CCENT
9 2 (2.67%) CCSA
9 2 (2.67%) HNC
9 2 (2.67%) JNCIA
9 2 (2.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.33%) BC Cleared
10 1 (1.33%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.00%) QA
2 3 (4.00%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.33%) GAMP
3 1 (1.33%) GDPR
3 1 (1.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (13.33%) FreeRADIUS
2 9 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (10.67%) Active Directory
4 2 (2.67%) Btrfs
4 2 (2.67%) Docker
4 2 (2.67%) Firmware
4 2 (2.67%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.33%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (16.00%) FortiGate
2 7 (9.33%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (5.33%) QRadar
4 2 (2.67%) Cacti
4 2 (2.67%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (2.67%) Consul
4 2 (2.67%) HAProxy
4 2 (2.67%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.67%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.33%) Puppet
5 1 (1.33%) SCCM
5 1 (1.33%) SCOM
5 1 (1.33%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 52 (69.33%) Cisco
2 38 (50.67%) Juniper
3 31 (41.33%) Aruba
4 28 (37.33%) Palo Alto
5 17 (22.67%) Qualys
6 16 (21.33%) CheckPoint
7 14 (18.67%) F5
7 14 (18.67%) Microsoft
8 13 (17.33%) HP
9 11 (14.67%) Brocade
10 10 (13.33%) Fortinet
11 9 (12.00%) VMware
12 6 (8.00%) Blue Coat
12 6 (8.00%) Forcepoint
13 5 (6.67%) Extreme Networks
14 4 (5.33%) Nortel
14 4 (5.33%) SolarWinds
15 3 (4.00%) Huawei
16 2 (2.67%) SonicWALL
16 2 (2.67%) Trend Micro