Period
to 24 November 2017

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 November 2017 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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 315 294 280
Rank change year-on-year -21 -14 +28
Contract jobs citing IPsec 60 85 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.36% 0.51% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.03% 2.69% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 64 53
South East median daily rate £438 £438 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +12.90% +17.42%
10th Percentile £325 £302 £305
90th Percentile £531 £550 £514
England median daily rate £411 £450 £435
% change year-on-year -8.61% +3.45% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
South East median hourly rate £47.50 £48.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +0.36% -18.93%
England median hourly rate £44.50 £46.00 £47.83
% change year-on-year -3.26% -3.83% +37.64%

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 2955 3161 3553
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.56% 18.99% 18.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1598 1803 1910
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £180 £228 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +0.63% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 219 244
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.70 £11.83
90th Percentile £46.10 £54.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.43% +12.25% +4.68%

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 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 -28 22 £425 -15.00% 2
Berkshire +13 20 £425 +31.27% 1
Surrey -4 20 £475 +8.57% 1
Hampshire +3 12 £475 +31.22% 2
M4 Corridor - 5 - -
West Sussex -5 1 £415 +11.04%
Buckinghamshire -48 1 £500 -2.44%
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IPsec also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 32 (53.33%) VPN
3 31 (51.67%) Cisco
4 29 (48.33%) Network Security
5 22 (36.67%) BGP
6 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (33.33%) VoIP
7 20 (33.33%) MPLS
8 19 (31.67%) WAN
8 19 (31.67%) CCNP
9 18 (30.00%) Juniper
9 18 (30.00%) F5
10 15 (25.00%) DNS
10 15 (25.00%) Linux
10 15 (25.00%) OSPF
11 14 (23.33%) LAN
11 14 (23.33%) SSL
11 14 (23.33%) Data Centre
12 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
12 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
13 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
13 12 (20.00%) PKI
13 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
14 11 (18.33%) Citrix
15 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
15 10 (16.67%) Perl
15 10 (16.67%) Wireless
15 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
16 9 (15.00%) Fortinet

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 (5.00%) OpenStack
1 3 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (5.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Office 365
3 1 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (68.33%) Firewall
2 32 (53.33%) VPN
3 29 (48.33%) Network Security
4 22 (36.67%) BGP
5 20 (33.33%) MPLS
5 20 (33.33%) VoIP
6 19 (31.67%) WAN
7 15 (25.00%) DNS
7 15 (25.00%) OSPF
8 14 (23.33%) LAN
8 14 (23.33%) SSL
9 10 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
9 10 (16.67%) TCP/IP
9 10 (16.67%) Wireless
10 9 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (15.00%) HTTP
10 9 (15.00%) LDAP
11 8 (13.33%) Ethernet
12 7 (11.67%) DHCP
12 7 (11.67%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) MS Access
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) JIRA
General
1 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.00%) Finance
2 3 (5.00%) Retail
3 2 (3.33%) Banking
3 2 (3.33%) Electronics
3 2 (3.33%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.67%) Law
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (36.67%) Network Engineer
2 14 (23.33%) Network Specialist
3 10 (16.67%) Architect
4 9 (15.00%) Network Security Specialist
4 9 (15.00%) Security Specialist
5 5 (8.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) IP Specialist
5 5 (8.33%) Security Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (6.67%) Platform Architect
6 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
7 3 (5.00%) Development Manager
7 3 (5.00%) Integration Manager
7 3 (5.00%) IP Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) IP Network Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Security Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.33%) Web Services
2 4 (6.67%) JTAPI
2 4 (6.67%) RFC 2833
2 4 (6.67%) TAPI
3 2 (3.33%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.33%) CGI
4 1 (1.67%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (20.00%) PKI
3 6 (10.00%) CESG
4 5 (8.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 4 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.00%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.00%) Smart Meter
7 2 (3.33%) Cyber Attack
7 2 (3.33%) FMCG
7 2 (3.33%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.67%) Clustering
8 1 (1.67%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.67%) Life Science
8 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 15 (25.00%) Linux
2 9 (15.00%) Windows
3 4 (6.67%) Debian
3 4 (6.67%) Fedora
3 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server
3 4 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (5.00%) Unix
4 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) Configuration Management
1 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
2 7 (11.67%) High Availability
2 7 (11.67%) Network Design
3 6 (10.00%) Network Management
3 6 (10.00%) Security Architecture
4 5 (8.33%) Change Management
4 5 (8.33%) Customer Requirements
4 5 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (8.33%) ITIL
4 5 (8.33%) Project Management
5 4 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (6.67%) Presales
5 4 (6.67%) Process Management
6 3 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (5.00%) Integration Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 3 (5.00%) Test Automation
6 3 (5.00%) Test Management
6 3 (5.00%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.67%) Perl
2 9 (15.00%) Python
3 7 (11.67%) Bash Shell
4 5 (8.33%) C-shell
4 5 (8.33%) Korn
5 3 (5.00%) C
6 2 (3.33%) Java
7 1 (1.67%) C++
7 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
7 1 (1.67%) Ruby
7 1 (1.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (35.00%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (31.67%) CCNP
3 12 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (11.67%) DV Cleared
5 5 (8.33%) CCNA
6 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.00%) CISSP
7 3 (5.00%) Degree
7 3 (5.00%) HNC
8 1 (1.67%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (1.67%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.67%) GIAC
8 1 (1.67%) ISSAP
8 1 (1.67%) MCSE
8 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (6.67%) PA-DSS
1 4 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 3 (5.00%) PMO
3 2 (3.33%) SLA
4 1 (1.67%) ECSS
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (6.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (6.67%) NFS
4 3 (5.00%) Openswan
4 3 (5.00%) XenServer
5 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
5 2 (3.33%) pfSense
5 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
6 1 (1.67%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.67%) Samba
6 1 (1.67%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (13.33%) QRadar
2 5 (8.33%) Nagios
3 4 (6.67%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (6.67%) vCenter Server
4 3 (5.00%) CA Spectrum
4 3 (5.00%) Stealthwatch
5 2 (3.33%) Cacti
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.67%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.67%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.67%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.67%) SCOM
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 31 (51.67%) Cisco
2 18 (30.00%) F5
2 18 (30.00%) Juniper
3 12 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 12 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 11 (18.33%) Citrix
5 9 (15.00%) Fortinet
6 8 (13.33%) BT
7 7 (11.67%) Brocade
8 6 (10.00%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.00%) VMware
9 5 (8.33%) Extreme Networks
9 5 (8.33%) Microsoft
9 5 (8.33%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.67%) Arista
10 4 (6.67%) SonicWALL
11 3 (5.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
11 3 (5.00%) Blue Coat
11 3 (5.00%) CA
11 3 (5.00%) Ericsson