Period
to 20 July 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 20 July 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 West
6 months to
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 155 183
Rank change year-on-year -33 +28 +16
Contract jobs citing IPsec 21 57 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.38% 0.94% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.32% 5.51% 4.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 49 24
South West median daily rate £500 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.93% -19.44% +5.88%
10th Percentile £358 £328 £368
90th Percentile £590 £422 £485
England median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +12.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% - -
England median hourly rate £47.50 £47.83 -
% change year-on-year -0.69% - -

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 906 1035 766
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 16.48% 17.12% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 550 641 414
South West median daily rate £370 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.07% +0.69% -4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £231 £197
90th Percentile £530 £519 £489
England median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 85 58
South West median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +73.40% +13.72%
10th Percentile £12.79 £11.44 £10.70
90th Percentile £54.88 £46.15 £43.96
England median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +13.89%

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing IPsec as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for IPsec in the South West

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing IPsec in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the South West

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IPsec in the South West over the 6 months to 20 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IPsec in the South West

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec in the South West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the South West

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Devon - 10 £538 -
Bristol -4 3 £450 +7.66% 1
Wiltshire -31 2 £575 +58.62%
Dorset +7 1 £475 +21.02% 4
Gloucestershire +6 1 £195 -40.00%
Somerset - 1 £375 -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 17 (80.95%) SSL
2 16 (76.19%) Linux
3 15 (71.43%) DNS
3 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 15 (71.43%) DHCP
3 15 (71.43%) DevOps
4 14 (66.67%) VMware
4 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
6 12 (57.14%) FTP
6 12 (57.14%) HTTP
6 12 (57.14%) Apache
6 12 (57.14%) Tomcat
6 12 (57.14%) Java
6 12 (57.14%) .NET
6 12 (57.14%) J2EE
6 12 (57.14%) IIS
6 12 (57.14%) Servlets
6 12 (57.14%) Configuration Management
6 12 (57.14%) nginx
6 12 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
6 12 (57.14%) Google App Engine
6 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
6 12 (57.14%) Open Source
6 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
6 12 (57.14%) Google
6 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
6 12 (57.14%) Xen
6 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (57.14%) Jetty

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 12 (57.14%) Apache
1 12 (57.14%) IIS
1 12 (57.14%) Jetty
1 12 (57.14%) Mongrel
1 12 (57.14%) nginx
1 12 (57.14%) Tomcat
1 12 (57.14%) WebSphere
2 5 (23.81%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 12 (57.14%) Amazon AWS
1 12 (57.14%) Amazon EC2
1 12 (57.14%) Google App Engine
1 12 (57.14%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) SSL
2 15 (71.43%) DHCP
2 15 (71.43%) DNS
3 13 (61.90%) TCP/IP
4 12 (57.14%) FTP
4 12 (57.14%) HTTP
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
6 4 (19.05%) Firewall
6 4 (19.05%) Network Security
7 3 (14.29%) LDAP
7 3 (14.29%) OSPF
8 2 (9.52%) BGP
8 2 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (9.52%) Internet
8 2 (9.52%) VoIP
8 2 (9.52%) Wireless
9 1 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (4.76%) DMVPN
9 1 (4.76%) NAS
9 1 (4.76%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Jenkins
1 12 (57.14%) Travis CI
2 1 (4.76%) Redmine
2 1 (4.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (9.52%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Architect
2 3 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 2 (9.52%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (9.52%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps
4 1 (4.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (4.76%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Java Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (57.14%) .NET
1 12 (57.14%) J2EE
1 12 (57.14%) Servlets
2 2 (9.52%) Middleware
2 2 (9.52%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (4.76%) 802.1X
3 1 (4.76%) LAMP
3 1 (4.76%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.52%) Clustering
1 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
1 2 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 2 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) CESG
2 1 (4.76%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 7 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (14.29%) Unix
3 3 (14.29%) Windows
4 2 (9.52%) CentOS
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) DevOps
2 12 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 12 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (57.14%) Open Source
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) High Availability
4 2 (9.52%) Identity Management
4 2 (9.52%) Security Hardening
5 1 (4.76%) Capacity Management
5 1 (4.76%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (4.76%) ITIL
5 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
5 1 (4.76%) Network Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Network Design
5 1 (4.76%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Project Planning
5 1 (4.76%) Security Architecture
5 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (57.14%) Java
2 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.76%) Go
Qualifications
1 9 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 8 (38.10%) SC Cleared
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (14.29%) CCNA
4 3 (14.29%) CCNP
5 1 (4.76%) CCDP
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) ISSAP
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIA
5 1 (4.76%) JNCIP
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (4.76%) RHCE
5 1 (4.76%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) JSP 440
2 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (57.14%) Xen
3 4 (19.05%) Active Directory
4 2 (9.52%) GFS2
4 2 (9.52%) OCFS2
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (4.76%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 12 (57.14%) Puppet
2 3 (14.29%) Ansible
2 3 (14.29%) vRealize
3 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 14 (66.67%) VMware
3 12 (57.14%) Google
4 5 (23.81%) IBM
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
6 3 (14.29%) Oracle
6 3 (14.29%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) Avaya
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) F5
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) Juniper
7 1 (4.76%) McAfee
7 1 (4.76%) Palo Alto
7 1 (4.76%) Sophos