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 3 months to 27 April 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
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 121 112 130
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 7 28 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.27% 0.94% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 5.82% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 26 6
Median daily rate £460 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +26.89% -19.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £363 £405
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £415 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +13.79% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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 455 481 377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.33% 16.19% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 315 186
Median daily rate £350 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 31
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £21.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.80% +68.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.28 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £47.50 £41.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 April 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 3 months to 27 April 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
Bristol +3 3 £450 -10.00%
Wiltshire -18 1 £575 +58.62%
Somerset - 1 £375 -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 10 (83.33%) SSL
2 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 9 (75.00%) DevOps
3 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (66.67%) DHCP
3 8 (66.67%) VMware
4 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (50.00%) Jetty
5 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (50.00%) nginx
5 6 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
5 6 (50.00%) Google App Engine
5 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (50.00%) Open Source
5 6 (50.00%) Puppet
5 6 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (50.00%) Travis CI
5 6 (50.00%) Mongrel
5 6 (50.00%) FTP
5 6 (50.00%) HTTP
5 6 (50.00%) Apache
5 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
5 6 (50.00%) Java
5 6 (50.00%) .NET
5 6 (50.00%) J2EE

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 6 (50.00%) Apache
1 6 (50.00%) IIS
1 6 (50.00%) Jetty
1 6 (50.00%) Mongrel
1 6 (50.00%) nginx
1 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 5 (41.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (50.00%) Google App Engine
1 6 (50.00%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (83.33%) SSL
2 8 (66.67%) DHCP
2 8 (66.67%) DNS
3 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 6 (50.00%) FTP
4 6 (50.00%) HTTP
5 4 (33.33%) Network Security
6 3 (25.00%) LDAP
7 2 (16.67%) BGP
7 2 (16.67%) OSPF
7 2 (16.67%) VPN
8 1 (8.33%) 2G
8 1 (8.33%) 3G
8 1 (8.33%) 802.11
8 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (8.33%) Firewall
8 1 (8.33%) Internet
8 1 (8.33%) TACACS
8 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (50.00%) Travis CI
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Architect
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Juniper Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Security Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) J2EE
1 6 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (16.67%) Middleware
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (8.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Clustering
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CESG
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (75.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (16.67%) CentOS
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) DevOps
2 6 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 6 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 6 (50.00%) Open Source
3 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) High Availability
4 2 (16.67%) Identity Management
4 2 (16.67%) Security Hardening
5 1 (8.33%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
5 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
5 1 (8.33%) Network Design
5 1 (8.33%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Project Planning
5 1 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 2 (16.67%) CCNA
3 2 (16.67%) CCNP
3 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) RHCE
4 1 (8.33%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) JSP 440
2 1 (8.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (50.00%) Xen
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (16.67%) GFS2
4 2 (16.67%) OCFS2
4 2 (16.67%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) Puppet
2 3 (25.00%) Ansible
2 3 (25.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 8 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (50.00%) Google
3 5 (41.67%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Oracle
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (8.33%) Dell
6 1 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (8.33%) Juniper