The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 30 March 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 / West Midlands
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 132 118
Contract jobs citing IPsec 0 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands - 0.036% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 0.32% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Median daily rate - £500 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +70.94%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £363 £385
% change year-on-year +37.93% -5.84%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £46.42 £30.00
% change year-on-year -35.36% +54.71%  

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 299 309 364
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 13.29% 11.16% 14.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 138 175
Median daily rate £400 £400 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £232 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 40
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -30.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.90 £11.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.40 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

IPsec
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for IPsec in the West Midlands

IPsec
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for IPsec in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for IPsec.

1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
2 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (75.00%) SSH
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
2 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (75.00%) F5
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) Juniper
2 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
2 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
4 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
4 1 (25.00%) High Availability
4 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Internet
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF

IPsec
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 4 (100.00%) DHCP
1 4 (100.00%) DNS
1 4 (100.00%) Firewall
1 4 (100.00%) Network Security
1 4 (100.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Intrusion Detection
2 3 (75.00%) LAN
2 3 (75.00%) SSH
2 3 (75.00%) SSL
2 3 (75.00%) VLAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) DSL
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
3 1 (25.00%) FTP
3 1 (25.00%) Internet
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
3 1 (25.00%) SMTP
3 1 (25.00%) SNMP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Firewall Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Security Operations
2 2 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (25.00%) Change Management
3 1 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (25.00%) Server Hardening
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (75.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Firmware
1 1 (25.00%) NFS
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) CheckPoint
1 3 (75.00%) F5
1 3 (75.00%) Fortinet
1 3 (75.00%) Juniper
1 3 (75.00%) Palo Alto
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
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