The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 94 113 104
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -9
Contract jobs citing SSL 33 15 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.27% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.85% 2.52% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
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£378 £325 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.15% +7.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £407 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £125.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -65.20%
SSL
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
681 596 629
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.11% 23.02% 29.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 304 218 182
Average daily rate £350 £364 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.78% +18.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 36 34
Average hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -57.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.25 £15.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

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 23 January 2015.

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 23 January 2015. 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
Bracknell +12 10 £378 -15.40%
Slough -8 4 £280 -6.66%
Reading +6 3 £415 +6.41% 1
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Newbury - - - -
SSL
South East

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Linux
3 24 (42.86%) Firewall
4 23 (41.07%) F5
5 22 (39.29%) VPN
5 22 (39.29%) Internet
6 21 (37.50%) Cisco
6 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
6 21 (37.50%) Apache
7 20 (35.71%) ITIL
8 19 (33.93%) DNS
8 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
9 18 (32.14%) CCNP
9 18 (32.14%) IPsec
9 18 (32.14%) CheckPoint
9 18 (32.14%) OSPF
9 18 (32.14%) Fortinet
9 18 (32.14%) Network Security
9 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
9 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
10 17 (30.36%) Degree
11 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
12 15 (26.79%) eTOM
12 15 (26.79%) Tufin
12 15 (26.79%) AlgoSec
12 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
12 15 (26.79%) SecurID
12 15 (26.79%) CISSP
12 15 (26.79%) RIP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 21 (37.50%) Apache
2 13 (23.21%) IIS
3 6 (10.71%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.71%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (10.71%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.71%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (10.71%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.57%) JBoss
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.79%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.86%) Firewall
2 22 (39.29%) VPN
2 22 (39.29%) Internet
3 19 (33.93%) DNS
4 18 (32.14%) IPsec
4 18 (32.14%) OSPF
4 18 (32.14%) Network Security
5 15 (26.79%) RIP
6 14 (25.00%) LAN
6 14 (25.00%) WLAN
6 14 (25.00%) Wireless
7 12 (21.43%) HTTP
7 12 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
8 11 (19.64%) Cisco ISE
9 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
9 10 (17.86%) WAN
9 10 (17.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (12.50%) VLAN
11 6 (10.71%) SSH
12 5 (8.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (19.64%) MySQL
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (10.71%) Introscope
2 4 (7.14%) GCC
3 2 (3.57%) Fiddler
3 2 (3.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (26.79%) Telecoms
2 5 (8.93%) Finance
3 3 (5.36%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.36%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (26.79%) Security Engineer
2 11 (19.64%) Design Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.29%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) IP Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) WebSphere Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Designer
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) Network Design Engineer
7 4 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) Security Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) Network Specialist
7 4 (7.14%) Administrator
8 3 (5.36%) Support Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Web Hosting Specialist
8 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) LAMP
2 6 (10.71%) Worklight
2 6 (10.71%) WebSphere MQ
3 5 (8.93%) HTML
3 5 (8.93%) .NET
3 5 (8.93%) ASP.NET
4 3 (5.36%) CSS
4 3 (5.36%) VXML
5 2 (3.57%) WCF
5 2 (3.57%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.57%) LINQ
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 2 (3.57%) REST
5 2 (3.57%) FastCGI
5 2 (3.57%) Ajax
5 2 (3.57%) J2EE
5 2 (3.57%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.57%) Middleware
6 1 (1.79%) JMS
6 1 (1.79%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) SecurID
2 7 (12.50%) PKI
3 5 (8.93%) CESG
3 5 (8.93%) Mobile App
3 5 (8.93%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (7.14%) Open Source
4 4 (7.14%) IVR
5 2 (3.57%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 27 (48.21%) Windows
2 25 (44.64%) Linux
3 18 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (19.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (10.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (8.93%) UNIX
6 5 (8.93%) Solaris
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Phone
6 5 (8.93%) Windows Phone 8
6 5 (8.93%) Apple iOS
6 5 (8.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (35.71%) ITIL
2 15 (26.79%) eTOM
3 11 (19.64%) Validation
4 10 (17.86%) Risk Assessment
4 10 (17.86%) Demand Forecasting
5 7 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (10.71%) Change Management
7 5 (8.93%) Configuration Management
7 5 (8.93%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (8.93%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
9 3 (5.36%) E-Commerce
9 3 (5.36%) Network Management
9 3 (5.36%) Capacity Management
9 3 (5.36%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (3.57%) Web Development
10 2 (3.57%) Customer Engagement
10 2 (3.57%) Service Management
10 2 (3.57%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.86%) Perl
1 10 (17.86%) SQL
2 9 (16.07%) PHP
2 9 (16.07%) Java
3 8 (14.29%) Python
4 6 (10.71%) Jython
4 6 (10.71%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.93%) JavaScript
6 4 (7.14%) PowerShell
6 4 (7.14%) Korn
7 2 (3.57%) Ruby
7 2 (3.57%) C#
7 2 (3.57%) C++
7 2 (3.57%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.79%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (33.93%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (32.14%) CCNP
2 18 (32.14%) Security Cleared
3 17 (30.36%) SC Cleared
3 17 (30.36%) Degree
4 15 (26.79%) CISSP
5 4 (7.14%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) MCTS
6 2 (3.57%) MCITP
6 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (28.57%) PCI DSS
2 5 (8.93%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (8.93%) Firmware
1 5 (8.93%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (7.14%) OpenSSH
3 2 (3.57%) ProxySG
4 1 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.36%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.79%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 23 (41.07%) F5
2 21 (37.50%) Cisco
2 21 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 18 (32.14%) CheckPoint
3 18 (32.14%) Fortinet
4 15 (26.79%) Tufin
4 15 (26.79%) AlgoSec
5 11 (19.64%) CA
5 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
6 7 (12.50%) VMware
7 6 (10.71%) AppDynamics
7 6 (10.71%) Oracle
7 6 (10.71%) Adobe
7 6 (10.71%) IBM
8 4 (7.14%) HP
9 3 (5.36%) Dell
9 3 (5.36%) Citrix
10 2 (3.57%) Altiris
10 2 (3.57%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.57%) Symantec