The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 103 108 124
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing SSL 18 18 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.72% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.85% 2.74% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 3
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -11.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £125 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £369 £425 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
632 656 978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.23% 26.82% 31.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 220 204
Average daily rate £330 £325 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 23 37
Average hourly rate £17.50 £24.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% -18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SSL
South East

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Berkshire region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Berkshire region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading 0 7 £369 +31.11% 3
Slough +5 5 £233 - 3
Bracknell - 3 - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Wokingham - - - -
SSL
South East

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL.

1 17 (51.52%) Firewall
2 15 (45.45%) Cisco
3 14 (42.42%) Windows
4 13 (39.39%) Linux
5 12 (36.36%) VPN
6 9 (27.27%) HTTP
6 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (24.24%) DNS
7 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
7 8 (24.24%) Internet
8 7 (21.21%) HP
8 7 (21.21%) Nokia
8 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
8 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
8 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (18.18%) F5
9 6 (18.18%) Java
9 6 (18.18%) Oracle
9 6 (18.18%) Finance
9 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
9 6 (18.18%) IPsec
10 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
10 5 (15.15%) ProxySG
10 5 (15.15%) UNIX
10 5 (15.15%) ISEB
10 5 (15.15%) Citrix
10 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
10 5 (15.15%) NetScaler

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (12.12%) Apache
1 4 (12.12%) MS Exchange
1 4 (12.12%) Lync
1 4 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (9.09%) WebLogic
3 2 (6.06%) IIS
4 1 (3.03%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.03%) NetWeaver
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Web AS
4 1 (3.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (3.03%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (6.06%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (6.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (3.03%) SAP GRC
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP CO
2 1 (3.03%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.03%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 17 (51.52%) Firewall
2 12 (36.36%) VPN
3 9 (27.27%) HTTP
4 8 (24.24%) DNS
4 8 (24.24%) Internet
5 7 (21.21%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (18.18%) IPsec
7 5 (15.15%) Network Security
7 5 (15.15%) NetScaler
8 4 (12.12%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 4 (12.12%) 4G
8 4 (12.12%) IPv6
8 4 (12.12%) BIG-IP
8 4 (12.12%) NetScreen
8 4 (12.12%) DAB
8 4 (12.12%) SNMP
8 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
8 4 (12.12%) GPRS
8 4 (12.12%) GSM
9 3 (9.09%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) DB2
1 1 (3.03%) SAP BW
1 1 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (12.12%) TeamCity
2 3 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 3 (9.09%) JUnit
2 3 (9.09%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (9.09%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (3.03%) Ant
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Maven
3 1 (3.03%) Trac
General
1 8 (24.24%) Telecoms
2 6 (18.18%) Finance
3 2 (6.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (6.06%) Marketing
3 2 (6.06%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 4 (12.12%) Support Engineer
1 4 (12.12%) Test Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Solutions Analyst
2 3 (9.09%) Integration Analyst
2 3 (9.09%) Analyst
2 3 (9.09%) Network Engineer
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (6.06%) Administrator
3 2 (6.06%) Network Analyst
3 2 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (6.06%) Designer
3 2 (6.06%) Architect
3 2 (6.06%) Security Designer
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Administrator
4 1 (3.03%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (3.03%) Support Specialist
4 1 (3.03%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.12%) XML
1 4 (12.12%) WAP
1 4 (12.12%) WML
2 3 (9.09%) .NET
2 3 (9.09%) JSON
2 3 (9.09%) REST
3 2 (6.06%) JNDI
3 2 (6.06%) Middleware
3 2 (6.06%) Oracle ADF
4 1 (3.03%) SAP Basis
4 1 (3.03%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Management Information System
2 4 (12.12%) Smart Meter
3 3 (9.09%) Learning Management System
4 2 (6.06%) SecurID
4 2 (6.06%) PKI
4 2 (6.06%) DTV
5 1 (3.03%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 14 (42.42%) Windows
2 13 (39.39%) Linux
3 6 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (15.15%) UNIX
5 4 (12.12%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) FreeBSD
7 1 (3.03%) AIX
7 1 (3.03%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) Load Balancing
2 5 (15.15%) Software Testing
2 5 (15.15%) Risk Assessment
3 4 (12.12%) Identity Management
4 3 (9.09%) Data Security
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) ERP
4 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (9.09%) Change Control
5 2 (6.06%) Network Architecture
5 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (6.06%) Load Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.06%) Demand Forecasting
5 2 (6.06%) Security Management
5 2 (6.06%) Information Security
5 2 (6.06%) Programme Management
5 2 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (6.06%) eTOM
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.18%) Java
2 2 (6.06%) C++
2 2 (6.06%) Python
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.03%) AWK
3 1 (3.03%) Ruby
3 1 (3.03%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.03%) C
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 9 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (15.15%) ISEB
2 5 (15.15%) Degree
2 5 (15.15%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (12.12%) CISSP
4 3 (9.09%) CCNA
5 2 (6.06%) SC Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
5 2 (6.06%) CCSP
5 2 (6.06%) CCNP
6 1 (3.03%) MCSE
6 1 (3.03%) MCSA
6 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (3.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 5 (15.15%) ProxySG
2 4 (12.12%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (12.12%) UAG
2 4 (12.12%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) Active Directory
3 2 (6.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (9.09%) Puppet
2 1 (3.03%) Nagios
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Cisco
2 7 (21.21%) HP
2 7 (21.21%) Nokia
2 7 (21.21%) CheckPoint
3 6 (18.18%) Oracle
3 6 (18.18%) F5
4 5 (15.15%) Microsoft
4 5 (15.15%) Citrix
4 5 (15.15%) Blue Coat
5 4 (12.12%) VMware
5 4 (12.12%) Juniper
6 3 (9.09%) Red Hat
6 3 (9.09%) SAP
6 3 (9.09%) NetCracker
6 3 (9.09%) Comptel
7 2 (6.06%) Tufin
7 2 (6.06%) Fortinet
7 2 (6.06%) KANA
7 2 (6.06%) AlgoSec
8 1 (3.03%) Salesforce.com