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 1 October 2014 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 91 117 132
Rank change year-on-year
+26 +15
Contract jobs citing SSL 24 15 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.00% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.76% 2.16% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 5
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£335 £303 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% +16.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £139 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £403 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £391
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
639 696 1086
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 26.50% 26.55% 34.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 218 234
Average daily rate £355 £330 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.57% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £165 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £428 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 33 31
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Slough - 6 £280 - 3
Reading +12 4 £450 +63.63% 2
Maidenhead - 2 £355 - 2
Bracknell - - - - 1
SSL
South East

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (38.10%) Apache
4 15 (35.71%) DNS
4 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 15 (35.71%) Firewall
5 13 (30.95%) Internet
6 12 (28.57%) IIS
7 11 (26.19%) Cisco
7 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (23.81%) HP
8 10 (23.81%) HTTP
8 10 (23.81%) Java
9 9 (21.43%) Oracle
9 9 (21.43%) VPN
9 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
10 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
10 8 (19.05%) UNIX
10 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
10 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
10 8 (19.05%) Finance
11 7 (16.67%) Nokia
11 7 (16.67%) WebLogic
11 7 (16.67%) .NET
11 7 (16.67%) SQL
11 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
11 7 (16.67%) Network Security
11 7 (16.67%) SSH

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 16 (38.10%) Apache
2 12 (28.57%) IIS
3 7 (16.67%) WebLogic
4 5 (11.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.38%) NetWeaver
5 1 (2.38%) SAP Web AS
5 1 (2.38%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.76%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.38%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (4.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI
2 1 (2.38%) SAP CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (2.38%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (2.38%) Amazon S3
1 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (35.71%) DNS
1 15 (35.71%) Firewall
2 13 (30.95%) Internet
3 10 (23.81%) HTTP
4 9 (21.43%) VPN
5 7 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 7 (16.67%) Network Security
5 7 (16.67%) SSH
6 5 (11.90%) WAN
6 5 (11.90%) NetScaler
7 4 (9.52%) VLAN
7 4 (9.52%) 4G
7 4 (9.52%) GPRS
7 4 (9.52%) GSM
7 4 (9.52%) IPv6
7 4 (9.52%) IPsec
7 4 (9.52%) DAB
8 3 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (7.14%) FTP
8 3 (7.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.52%) MySQL
2 3 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) SAP BW
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (9.52%) GCC
2 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.38%) Ant
2 1 (2.38%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.38%) Trac
2 1 (2.38%) Maven
2 1 (2.38%) Subversion
2 1 (2.38%) Fiddler
General
1 8 (19.05%) Telecoms
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Financial Institution
2 2 (4.76%) Electronics
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (14.29%) Designer
2 4 (9.52%) Security Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Web Hosting Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Test Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Analyst
2 4 (9.52%) Network Engineer
2 4 (9.52%) Support Specialist
2 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 3 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Solutions Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Security Designer
4 2 (4.76%) Integration Analyst
4 2 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Security Engineer
4 2 (4.76%) Senior Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) .NET
2 5 (11.90%) LAMP
3 4 (9.52%) XML
3 4 (9.52%) ASP.NET
3 4 (9.52%) WML
3 4 (9.52%) WAP
4 3 (7.14%) VXML
4 3 (7.14%) HTML
4 3 (7.14%) CSS
4 3 (7.14%) REST
5 2 (4.76%) JSON
5 2 (4.76%) JNDI
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (4.76%) Middleware
6 1 (2.38%) SAP Basis
6 1 (2.38%) ADO.NET
6 1 (2.38%) FastCGI
6 1 (2.38%) Windows Identity Foundation
6 1 (2.38%) Ajax
6 1 (2.38%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 4 (9.52%) Smart Meter
2 4 (9.52%) IVR
3 2 (4.76%) PKI
3 2 (4.76%) SecurID
3 2 (4.76%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.76%) Open Source
3 2 (4.76%) Learning Management System
3 2 (4.76%) DTV
4 1 (2.38%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (35.71%) Linux
4 11 (26.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (19.05%) UNIX
5 8 (19.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (11.90%) Solaris
7 3 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.38%) FreeBSD
8 1 (2.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) Load Balancing
2 6 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
2 6 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
3 5 (11.90%) Risk Assessment
4 4 (9.52%) Software Testing
4 4 (9.52%) ITIL
4 4 (9.52%) Identity Management
5 3 (7.14%) Data Security
5 3 (7.14%) Change Management
5 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 3 (7.14%) Capacity Management
5 3 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.76%) Load Testing
6 2 (4.76%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.76%) eTOM
6 2 (4.76%) Demand Forecasting
6 2 (4.76%) Change Control
6 2 (4.76%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.76%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) Java
2 7 (16.67%) SQL
3 5 (11.90%) Perl
3 5 (11.90%) PHP
4 4 (9.52%) Korn
4 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 3 (7.14%) C++
6 2 (4.76%) Python
7 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.38%) AWK
7 1 (2.38%) C
7 1 (2.38%) C#
7 1 (2.38%) ABAP
7 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.38%) VBScript
7 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.38%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (14.29%) Degree
3 4 (9.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (9.52%) CISSP
3 4 (9.52%) ISEB
4 3 (7.14%) CCNP
4 3 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (4.76%) CCNA
5 2 (4.76%) CCSP
6 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (2.38%) MCTS
6 1 (2.38%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.76%) SLA
3 1 (2.38%) QA
System Software
1 5 (11.90%) ProxySG
2 4 (9.52%) OpenSSH
3 2 (4.76%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (4.76%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (2.38%) Nagios
2 1 (2.38%) SCCM
2 1 (2.38%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 11 (26.19%) Cisco
2 10 (23.81%) HP
3 9 (21.43%) Oracle
4 8 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 8 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 7 (16.67%) Nokia
6 6 (14.29%) Citrix
7 5 (11.90%) F5
7 5 (11.90%) Blue Coat
8 3 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 3 (7.14%) Dell
8 3 (7.14%) SAP
8 3 (7.14%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.76%) Comptel
9 2 (4.76%) KANA
9 2 (4.76%) NetCracker
9 2 (4.76%) AlgoSec
9 2 (4.76%) Tufin
9 2 (4.76%) VMware
10 1 (2.38%) Juniper