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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 94 119 120
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +1
Contract jobs citing SSL 31 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.19% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 1.85% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 7 5
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£336 £315 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.74% +21.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £157 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £419 £270
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year
-4.34% -
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
657 596 928
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.28% 23.62% 34.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 270 220 255
Average daily rate £330 £338 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £335 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.88% +3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 35
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +63.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.88 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.57% +4.16%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 7 £285 -
Reading +17 4 £450 +172.72% 1
Bracknell -5 4 £338 -24.36% 1
Maidenhead - 1 £285 -
SSL
South East

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 21 (41.18%) Internet
3 20 (39.22%) Linux
3 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (35.29%) Firewall
5 17 (33.33%) Cisco
6 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
6 16 (31.37%) DNS
6 16 (31.37%) Apache
7 14 (27.45%) IIS
7 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (27.45%) VPN
7 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
8 13 (25.49%) F5
8 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (23.53%) Degree
9 12 (23.53%) CheckPoint
10 11 (21.57%) Risk Assessment
10 11 (21.57%) ITIL
10 11 (21.57%) Network Security
11 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) HTTP
11 10 (19.61%) HP
11 10 (19.61%) CISSP
12 9 (17.65%) OSPF
12 9 (17.65%) IPsec
12 9 (17.65%) CCNP
12 9 (17.65%) Java
12 9 (17.65%) MySQL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (31.37%) Apache
2 14 (27.45%) IIS
3 6 (11.76%) WebLogic
4 5 (9.80%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.92%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (3.92%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 21 (41.18%) Internet
2 18 (35.29%) Firewall
3 16 (31.37%) DNS
4 14 (27.45%) VPN
5 11 (21.57%) Network Security
6 10 (19.61%) HTTP
7 9 (17.65%) IPsec
7 9 (17.65%) OSPF
8 8 (15.69%) RIP
9 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
10 6 (11.76%) SSH
11 5 (9.80%) VLAN
11 5 (9.80%) 4G
12 4 (7.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
12 4 (7.84%) DAB
12 4 (7.84%) IPv6
12 4 (7.84%) SNMP
12 4 (7.84%) GPRS
12 4 (7.84%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) MySQL
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.96%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) GCC
2 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.92%) Fiddler
3 1 (1.96%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.96%) Subversion
3 1 (1.96%) Maven
3 1 (1.96%) Trac
3 1 (1.96%) Ant
General
1 14 (27.45%) Telecoms
2 6 (11.76%) Finance
3 2 (3.92%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.92%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.92%) Electronics
3 2 (3.92%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Banking
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (19.61%) Security Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Network Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Network Security Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Design Engineer
2 6 (11.76%) Designer
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Web Hosting Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Support Specialist
3 4 (7.84%) Analyst
3 4 (7.84%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (5.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Network Design Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Administrator
4 3 (5.88%) IP Engineer
4 3 (5.88%) Web Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Web Hosting Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Senior Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.73%) .NET
1 7 (13.73%) LAMP
2 5 (9.80%) ASP.NET
3 4 (7.84%) XML
3 4 (7.84%) WAP
3 4 (7.84%) WML
3 4 (7.84%) REST
4 3 (5.88%) VXML
4 3 (5.88%) HTML
4 3 (5.88%) CSS
5 2 (3.92%) Middleware
5 2 (3.92%) ADO.NET
5 2 (3.92%) Oracle ADF
5 2 (3.92%) JNDI
5 2 (3.92%) Ajax
5 2 (3.92%) JSON
5 2 (3.92%) WCF
5 2 (3.92%) Silverlight
5 2 (3.92%) LINQ
5 2 (3.92%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.69%) SecurID
2 6 (11.76%) PKI
2 6 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 6 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.84%) IVR
3 4 (7.84%) CESG
3 4 (7.84%) Mobile App
3 4 (7.84%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (7.84%) Smart Meter
4 2 (3.92%) Learning Management System
4 2 (3.92%) Open Source
4 2 (3.92%) Client/Server
4 2 (3.92%) DTV
4 2 (3.92%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.96%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 31 (60.78%) Windows
2 20 (39.22%) Linux
2 20 (39.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (25.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (15.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (13.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (11.76%) UNIX
7 5 (9.80%) Solaris
8 4 (7.84%) Apple iOS
8 4 (7.84%) Android
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Phone 8
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.96%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) ITIL
1 11 (21.57%) Risk Assessment
2 8 (15.69%) eTOM
2 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
2 8 (15.69%) Demand Forecasting
3 6 (11.76%) Penetration Testing
3 6 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (7.84%) Identity Management
4 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
4 4 (7.84%) Change Management
4 4 (7.84%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
5 3 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (5.88%) Capacity Management
5 3 (5.88%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.92%) ERP
6 2 (3.92%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (3.92%) Data Security
6 2 (3.92%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (19.61%) SQL
2 9 (17.65%) Java
3 7 (13.73%) PHP
4 5 (9.80%) JavaScript
5 4 (7.84%) Perl
5 4 (7.84%) C++
5 4 (7.84%) Korn
5 4 (7.84%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.88%) Python
7 2 (3.92%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.92%) C#
7 2 (3.92%) Ruby
8 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.96%) VBScript
8 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.96%) AWK
Qualifications
1 14 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (23.53%) Degree
3 10 (19.61%) Security Cleared
3 10 (19.61%) CISSP
4 9 (17.65%) SC Cleared
4 9 (17.65%) CCNP
5 4 (7.84%) ISEB
5 4 (7.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 2 (3.92%) CCSP
6 2 (3.92%) CCNA
6 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (3.92%) MCTS
6 2 (3.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) PCI DSS
2 4 (7.84%) SLA
3 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.84%) Firmware
1 4 (7.84%) OpenSSH
1 4 (7.84%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (5.88%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
4 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco Prime
2 1 (1.96%) Nagios
2 1 (1.96%) SCCM
2 1 (1.96%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 17 (33.33%) Cisco
2 16 (31.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (25.49%) F5
4 12 (23.53%) CheckPoint
5 10 (19.61%) HP
6 9 (17.65%) Fortinet
7 8 (15.69%) Tufin
7 8 (15.69%) AlgoSec
7 8 (15.69%) Oracle
8 7 (13.73%) Red Hat
9 6 (11.76%) VMware
10 5 (9.80%) Nokia
11 4 (7.84%) Citrix
12 3 (5.88%) Dell
12 3 (5.88%) Blue Coat
13 2 (3.92%) NetCracker
13 2 (3.92%) KANA
13 2 (3.92%) CA
13 2 (3.92%) SAP
13 2 (3.92%) Comptel