Period
to 9 December 2018

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 9 December 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 West
6 months to
9 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 172 192
Rank change year-on-year -35 +20 +7
Contract jobs citing IPsec 18 21 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.28% 0.38% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 2.57% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 7
South West median daily rate £373 £409 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.87% +10.47% -22.11%
10th Percentile £285 £271 £340
90th Percentile £394 £500 £422
England median daily rate £425 £400 £450
% change year-on-year +6.25% -11.11% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
South West median hourly rate - £39.75 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -8.62% -
England median hourly rate £43.92 £44.50 £46.00
% change year-on-year -1.31% -3.26% +1.29%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 945 817 776
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.80% 14.74% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 495 463
South West median daily rate £388 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14% -2.78%
10th Percentile £185 £181 £168
90th Percentile £538 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 50 78
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £27.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.73% -23.61% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.18 £12.42 £12.60
90th Percentile £49.43 £43.53 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 9 December 2018.

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 9 December 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
Devon +4 7 £375 -23.08%
Bristol -8 5 £268 -23.57% 1
Wiltshire -20 5 £380 -20.00% 1
Gloucestershire -10 1 - - 1
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 West region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 13 (72.22%) VPN
3 12 (66.67%) SSL
3 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) SolarWinds
4 9 (50.00%) HP
5 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
6 7 (38.89%) nginx
6 7 (38.89%) vSphere
6 7 (38.89%) jetNEXUS
6 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
6 7 (38.89%) DNS
6 7 (38.89%) Nagios
6 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
6 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
6 7 (38.89%) IIS
6 7 (38.89%) ITIL
6 7 (38.89%) Linux
6 7 (38.89%) Apache
6 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
6 7 (38.89%) Service Management
6 7 (38.89%) Firewall
6 7 (38.89%) Security Management
6 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
6 7 (38.89%) SUSE
6 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
7 6 (33.33%) LAN
7 6 (33.33%) CCNP

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 7 (38.89%) Apache
1 7 (38.89%) IIS
1 7 (38.89%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Maya
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) VPN
2 12 (66.67%) SSL
3 7 (38.89%) DNS
3 7 (38.89%) Firewall
4 6 (33.33%) BGP
4 6 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (33.33%) LAN
4 6 (33.33%) MPLS
4 6 (33.33%) OSPF
5 5 (27.78%) EIGRP
5 5 (27.78%) FCoE
5 5 (27.78%) iSCSI
5 5 (27.78%) VoIP
5 5 (27.78%) VPLS
5 5 (27.78%) WAN
5 5 (27.78%) Wireless
6 3 (16.67%) Bluetooth
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco Firepower
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
6 3 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Network Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Development Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Development Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) OAuth
2 3 (16.67%) Universal Windows Platform
Miscellaneous
1 8 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.56%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (38.89%) Linux
2 7 (38.89%) SUSE
2 7 (38.89%) Windows Server
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
1 7 (38.89%) Load Balancing
1 7 (38.89%) Security Management
1 7 (38.89%) Service Management
2 5 (27.78%) DevOps
2 5 (27.78%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Security
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (5.56%) Network Design
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) C#
1 4 (22.22%) C++
1 4 (22.22%) Java
1 4 (22.22%) JavaScript
2 3 (16.67%) Rust
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) CCNP
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) CCNA
3 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
1 7 (38.89%) vSphere
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 5 (27.78%) Virtual Servers
2 5 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Nagios
2 5 (27.78%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 13 (72.22%) Cisco
2 12 (66.67%) SolarWinds
2 12 (66.67%) VMware
3 9 (50.00%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) Fortinet
4 7 (38.89%) jetNEXUS
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Red Hat
5 5 (27.78%) CheckPoint
6 1 (5.56%) Juniper
6 1 (5.56%) Sophos