Period
to 24 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 312 284 230
Rank change year-on-year -28 -54 +65
Contract jobs citing IPsec 69 71 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.46% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.72% 2.57% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 47 92
South East median daily rate £423 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +9.97% -9.06%
10th Percentile £308 £325 £270
90th Percentile £575 £550 £488
England median daily rate £457 £450 £393
% change year-on-year +1.50% +14.65% +3.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 13
South East median hourly rate £44.00 - £47.83
10th Percentile £39.72 - £42.10
90th Percentile £49.51 - £48.00
England median hourly rate £43.96 £49.19 £47.83
% change year-on-year -10.64% +2.84% -

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 2,533 2,767 3,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.27% 17.86% 20.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,325 1,557 2,065
South East median daily rate £420 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £200 £242 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 175 219
South East median hourly rate £26.50 £16.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.61% -47.62% -
10th Percentile £12.33 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.95 £47.50 £51.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 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 June 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 +10 32 £400 -27.27% 3
Surrey -18 18 £550 +4.76% 7
Buckinghamshire +7 14 £425 -22.73%
Berkshire +3 14 £363 - 2
Hampshire -46 13 £475 +29.08% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 - - 1
West Sussex +7 3 - - 2
Kent +4 1 £201 -52.82% 2
M4 Corridor - 1 - -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 54 (78.26%) Cisco
2 51 (73.91%) Firewall
3 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 35 (50.72%) Juniper
4 35 (50.72%) WAN
5 34 (49.28%) LAN
6 33 (47.83%) OSPF
7 31 (44.93%) BGP
7 31 (44.93%) Cisco Certification
8 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
9 27 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (36.23%) VPN
10 25 (36.23%) Wireless
11 24 (34.78%) Palo Alto
12 23 (33.33%) SSL
12 23 (33.33%) CCNP
13 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
14 21 (30.43%) Network Security
15 19 (27.54%) F5
15 19 (27.54%) Network Monitoring
16 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
16 18 (26.09%) Aruba
17 17 (24.64%) Windows
17 17 (24.64%) ITIL
17 17 (24.64%) Network Virtualisation
18 16 (23.19%) CCNA
18 16 (23.19%) MPLS
19 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
19 15 (21.74%) Internet
19 15 (21.74%) Cisco ISE

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 2 (2.90%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2000
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.90%) PaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.45%) G Suite
4 1 (1.45%) IaaS
4 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 51 (73.91%) Firewall
2 35 (50.72%) WAN
3 34 (49.28%) LAN
4 33 (47.83%) OSPF
5 31 (44.93%) BGP
6 27 (39.13%) Cisco ASA
7 25 (36.23%) VPN
7 25 (36.23%) Wireless
8 23 (33.33%) SSL
9 22 (31.88%) TCP/IP
10 21 (30.43%) Network Security
11 16 (23.19%) MPLS
12 15 (21.74%) Cisco ISE
12 15 (21.74%) Internet
13 14 (20.29%) DNS
13 14 (20.29%) ICMP
14 13 (18.84%) SNMP
15 12 (17.39%) BIG-IP
15 12 (17.39%) HSRP
15 12 (17.39%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) MySQL
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 10 (14.49%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.45%) Electronics
3 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (21.74%) Network Engineer
2 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Network Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Network Security Analyst
2 12 (17.39%) Security Analyst
3 9 (13.04%) Architect
4 7 (10.14%) Network Team Leader
4 7 (10.14%) Team Leader
5 6 (8.70%) Firewall Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Cisco Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) Senior Network Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Security Architect
7 4 (5.80%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Senior Security Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (4.35%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Switch Engineer
8 3 (4.35%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) LDAP
2 3 (4.35%) 802.1X
2 3 (4.35%) SOAP
3 1 (1.45%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 18 (26.09%) Data Centre
2 12 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (10.14%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.80%) PKI
5 2 (2.90%) Clustering
5 2 (2.90%) DataPower
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.45%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.45%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.45%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 17 (24.64%) Windows
2 11 (15.94%) Linux
3 9 (13.04%) Windows Server
4 4 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (4.35%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.90%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.90%) Unix
6 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.54%) Network Monitoring
2 17 (24.64%) ITIL
2 17 (24.64%) Network Virtualisation
3 14 (20.29%) Change Management
3 14 (20.29%) ITIL V3
3 14 (20.29%) Virtual Environments
4 11 (15.94%) Capacity Planning
4 11 (15.94%) Performance Monitoring
5 10 (14.49%) Service Management
6 9 (13.04%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (11.59%) Operational Acceptance Criteria
8 7 (10.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (10.14%) ITSM
8 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
9 6 (8.70%) Computer Security
10 4 (5.80%) Load Balancing
10 4 (5.80%) Migration
10 4 (5.80%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.80%) Project Management
11 3 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) C
2 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 36 (52.17%) Security Cleared
2 31 (44.93%) Cisco Certification
3 29 (42.03%) SC Cleared
4 23 (33.33%) CCNP
5 16 (23.19%) CCNA
6 14 (20.29%) DV Cleared
7 9 (13.04%) Degree
8 4 (5.80%) CCIP
9 3 (4.35%) CCENT
9 3 (4.35%) CCSA
9 3 (4.35%) JNCIA
9 3 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (2.90%) CCDP
10 2 (2.90%) CCIE
10 2 (2.90%) HNC
11 1 (1.45%) BC Cleared
11 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (1.45%) CISSP
11 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) GDPR
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (18.84%) Active Directory
3 3 (4.35%) Hyper-V
3 3 (4.35%) VirtualBox
4 2 (2.90%) Firmware
5 1 (1.45%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (1.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (7.25%) FortiGate
1 5 (7.25%) OVSD
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (5.80%) QRadar
3 3 (4.35%) Cacti
4 2 (2.90%) SCCM
4 2 (2.90%) SCOM
5 1 (1.45%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.45%) Nagios
5 1 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.45%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 54 (78.26%) Cisco
2 35 (50.72%) Juniper
3 24 (34.78%) Palo Alto
4 19 (27.54%) F5
5 18 (26.09%) Aruba
6 15 (21.74%) CheckPoint
7 14 (20.29%) Qualys
7 14 (20.29%) VMware
8 10 (14.49%) SolarWinds
9 9 (13.04%) HP
10 7 (10.14%) ServiceNow
11 5 (7.25%) Extreme Networks
12 4 (5.80%) Microsoft
13 2 (2.90%) Blue Coat
13 2 (2.90%) Capita
13 2 (2.90%) Citrix
13 2 (2.90%) Google
13 2 (2.90%) Huawei
13 2 (2.90%) IBM
13 2 (2.90%) Tandberg