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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 138 -
Rank change year-on-year +23 -  
Contract jobs citing IPsec 5 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.13% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.54% 0.99% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 -
England median daily rate £400 £409 £355
% change year-on-year -2.20% +15.21%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £47.83 -

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 325 405 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.78% 13.51% 14.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 687 571
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
10th Percentile £269 £200 £213
90th Percentile £506 £500 £451
England median daily rate £400 £400 £360
% change year-on-year - +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 52 77
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
10th Percentile £10.23 £12.25 £10.12
90th Percentile £77.50 £38.75 £29.21
England median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -11.21% +24.44%  

IPsec
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

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

IPsec
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing IPsec within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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
Birmingham +18 3 £400 - 3
Staffordshire - 2 - -
IPsec
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (100.00%) VPN
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (80.00%) HSRP
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) Windows
3 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 3 (60.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) TACACS
3 3 (60.00%) Sophos
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) SSH
3 3 (60.00%) PKI
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN

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:

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco ASA
1 5 (100.00%) DHCP
1 5 (100.00%) Firewall
1 5 (100.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) HSRP
2 4 (80.00%) LAN
3 3 (60.00%) SNMP
3 3 (60.00%) SSH
3 3 (60.00%) TACACS
3 3 (60.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Internet
4 2 (40.00%) Network Security
4 2 (40.00%) OSPF
4 2 (40.00%) VoIP
4 2 (40.00%) Wireless
5 1 (20.00%) BGP
5 1 (20.00%) SSL
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Juniper Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Security Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Project Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNP
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCIE
3 2 (40.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) CCDP
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIA
4 1 (20.00%) JNCIP
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Juniper
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Sophos
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) F5
4 1 (20.00%) HP