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 3 months to 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 204 225
Rank change year-on-year +9 +21  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 43 74 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.56% 0.84% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.28% 4.34% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 43 20
Median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £251 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £495 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £340
% change year-on-year +1.91% +15.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 0
Median hourly rate - £47.83 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.89 £47.83 £32.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +47.16%  

IPsec is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1312 1705 1827
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.35% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 945 894
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 119 124
Median hourly rate £22.50 £36.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.50% +2.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.49 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.46 £41.29
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing IPsec as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 June 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 3 months to 25 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +29 32 £375 +11.11% 3
Kent - 7 £425 - 1
Surrey -10 3 £525 +28.36% 1
Berkshire -13 1 - - 3
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 36 (50.70%) Firewall
3 33 (46.48%) BGP
4 32 (45.07%) Cisco
5 29 (40.85%) MPLS
6 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
7 26 (36.62%) F5
8 25 (35.21%) CCNP
9 24 (33.80%) OSPF
10 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
11 22 (30.99%) DV Cleared
12 20 (28.17%) SC Cleared
12 20 (28.17%) WAN
13 18 (25.35%) VPN
13 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
14 17 (23.94%) Citrix
14 17 (23.94%) Configuration Management
14 17 (23.94%) Network Security
15 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (22.54%) CISSP
15 16 (22.54%) SQL
15 16 (22.54%) Linux
15 16 (22.54%) LAN
16 15 (21.13%) DNS
16 15 (21.13%) VMware ESXi
16 15 (21.13%) Server Building
17 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
17 14 (19.72%) Clustering
18 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
18 13 (18.31%) CESG

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 6 (8.45%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.63%) IIS
2 4 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.41%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (8.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudTrail
2 1 (1.41%) CloudFront
2 1 (1.41%) G Suite
2 1 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (50.70%) Firewall
2 33 (46.48%) BGP
3 29 (40.85%) MPLS
4 24 (33.80%) OSPF
5 20 (28.17%) WAN
6 18 (25.35%) VPN
7 17 (23.94%) Network Security
8 16 (22.54%) Cisco Nexus
8 16 (22.54%) LAN
9 15 (21.13%) DNS
10 12 (16.90%) NAS
10 12 (16.90%) SAN
11 11 (15.49%) Wireless
12 9 (12.68%) SSL
13 7 (9.86%) 802.11
13 7 (9.86%) DHCP
14 6 (8.45%) IP Telephony
14 6 (8.45%) LTE
14 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
14 6 (8.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (25.35%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.23%) MS Access
3 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.41%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
General
1 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.23%) Finance
2 3 (4.23%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.82%) Electronics
3 2 (2.82%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (39.44%) Integration Engineer
2 25 (35.21%) Network Engineer
3 9 (12.68%) Network Integration Engineer
4 8 (11.27%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Network Specialist
5 6 (8.45%) Security Advisor
6 4 (5.63%) Consultant
6 4 (5.63%) Engineering Specialist
6 4 (5.63%) Firewall Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) IP Specialist
7 3 (4.23%) Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Juniper Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Network Support
7 3 (4.23%) Security Designer
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Designer
8 2 (2.82%) IP Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) IP Network Engineer
8 2 (2.82%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.63%) .NET
3 2 (2.82%) Middleware
3 2 (2.82%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (1.41%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Clustering
2 13 (18.31%) CESG
3 9 (12.68%) Data Centre
4 6 (8.45%) Computer Science
4 6 (8.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.82%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.82%) PKI
5 2 (2.82%) Smart Meter
5 2 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.41%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (22.54%) Linux
2 12 (16.90%) Solaris
3 6 (8.45%) Windows
4 5 (7.04%) Unix
5 4 (5.63%) CentOS
5 4 (5.63%) Oracle Linux
5 4 (5.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (2.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) Configuration Management
2 15 (21.13%) Server Building
3 12 (16.90%) Integration Testing
3 12 (16.90%) Software Distribution
4 8 (11.27%) Cryptography
4 8 (11.27%) Cybersecurity
4 8 (11.27%) ISMS
4 8 (11.27%) Kalman Filter
4 8 (11.27%) Risk Assessment
4 8 (11.27%) Risk Management
5 7 (9.86%) High Availability
5 7 (9.86%) Mentoring
5 7 (9.86%) Network Management
6 6 (8.45%) Load Balancing
6 6 (8.45%) Test Management
6 6 (8.45%) Test Strategy
7 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 5 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.04%) Network Design
8 4 (5.63%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.54%) SQL
2 4 (5.63%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.41%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (53.52%) Security Cleared
2 27 (38.03%) Cisco Certification
3 25 (35.21%) CCNP
4 22 (30.99%) DV Cleared
5 20 (28.17%) SC Cleared
6 16 (22.54%) CISSP
7 8 (11.27%) CCNA
7 8 (11.27%) CESG Certified Professional
8 6 (8.45%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (8.45%) Degree
9 2 (2.82%) MCSE
9 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (1.41%) CCIE
10 1 (1.41%) CCSA
10 1 (1.41%) CISA
10 1 (1.41%) CISM
10 1 (1.41%) CNA
10 1 (1.41%) GIAC
10 1 (1.41%) Novell Certification
10 1 (1.41%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.27%) RMADS
2 6 (8.45%) PMO
3 4 (5.63%) JSP 440
3 4 (5.63%) QA
4 3 (4.23%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (32.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (21.13%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (7.04%) ProxySG
5 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.63%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.82%) GFS2
6 2 (2.82%) OCFS2
6 2 (2.82%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (1.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (16.90%) Netcool
1 12 (16.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 12 (16.90%) Tivoli
2 3 (4.23%) Ansible
3 2 (2.82%) vRealize
4 1 (1.41%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.41%) Nagios
4 1 (1.41%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Cisco
2 26 (36.62%) F5
3 17 (23.94%) Citrix
4 14 (19.72%) CheckPoint
5 13 (18.31%) Microsoft
6 12 (16.90%) Veritas
7 11 (15.49%) Juniper
7 11 (15.49%) VMware
8 9 (12.68%) Palo Alto
9 7 (9.86%) Oracle
10 6 (8.45%) Mitel
10 6 (8.45%) Riverbed
11 5 (7.04%) Blue Coat
11 5 (7.04%) Brocade
11 5 (7.04%) Fortinet
11 5 (7.04%) HP
12 4 (5.63%) Red Hat
13 3 (4.23%) Ericsson
13 3 (4.23%) Motorola
13 3 (4.23%) Siemens