Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for IKE skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited IKE over the 6 months to 19 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 Key Exchange (IKE)
UK
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 871 893 886
Rank change year-on-year +22 -7 -29
Contract jobs citing IKE 4 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.003% 0.005%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.029% 0.018% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
UK median daily rate £433 £380 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.82% -10.59% +13.33%
10th Percentile £369 £362 £383
90th Percentile £510 £436 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

IKE 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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13924 16275 15970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.73% 15.52% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 8473 9837 9234
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 831 1028
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.50 £48.00 £46.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

IKE
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing IKE as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for IKE in the UK

IKE
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IKE in the UK

IKE
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing IKE over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for IKE in the UK

IKE
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IKE within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +22 3 £500 +31.58%
UK excluding London - 3 £500 -
South East - 3 £500 -

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing IKE also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for IKE.

1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
2 3 (75.00%) PKI
3 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 2 (50.00%) HSRP
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Unix
3 2 (50.00%) DHCP
3 2 (50.00%) BGP
3 2 (50.00%) MPLS
3 2 (50.00%) OSPF
3 2 (50.00%) LTE
3 2 (50.00%) 4G
3 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (25.00%) Remedy
4 1 (25.00%) Electronics
4 1 (25.00%) VRRP
4 1 (25.00%) Wireless
4 1 (25.00%) SNMP
4 1 (25.00%) VPN
4 1 (25.00%) MySQL
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
4 1 (25.00%) LAN

IKE
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) IPsec
2 2 (50.00%) 4G
2 2 (50.00%) BGP
2 2 (50.00%) DHCP
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) HSRP
2 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) MPLS
2 2 (50.00%) OSPF
2 2 (50.00%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (25.00%) HTTPS
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) IPv6
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (25.00%) SSL
3 1 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) VoIP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IP Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) IP Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Network Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Network Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Network Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Radio Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Security Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Security Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Security Specialist
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior IP Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Security Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Senior Telecoms Consultant
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) PKI
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
2 1 (25.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Unix
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Network Design
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Requirements Analysis
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCNA
1 1 (25.00%) CCNP
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (25.00%) CISSP
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ECSS
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) OpenView
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
1 1 (25.00%) Arista
1 1 (25.00%) Cisco
1 1 (25.00%) Dell
1 1 (25.00%) HP
1 1 (25.00%) Infoblox
1 1 (25.00%) Juniper
1 1 (25.00%) Palo Alto
1 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy