The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Cheshire 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 69 61 44
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -17
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 1 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.71% 0.14% 1.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.72% 0.82% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate £475 - £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+36.52% -4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £43.41
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -19.37%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
127 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.12% 16.53% 19.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 48 65
Average daily rate £340 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.61% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 13 8
Average hourly rate £32.50 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £27.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
SSL
North West

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Chester -14 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £475 - 2
Knutsford - - - - 3
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 13 (65.00%) AIX
2 13 (65.00%) Middleware
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 10 (50.00%) Mainframe
4 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
5 9 (45.00%) GIS
5 9 (45.00%) Clustering
5 9 (45.00%) DMZ
6 8 (40.00%) FTP
6 8 (40.00%) ISPF
6 8 (40.00%) Change Management
6 8 (40.00%) Firewall
6 8 (40.00%) JCL
7 6 (30.00%) DNS
7 6 (30.00%) Internet
7 6 (30.00%) Gentran
8 5 (25.00%) Java
9 4 (20.00%) Finance
9 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
9 4 (20.00%) Banking
9 4 (20.00%) IBM
9 4 (20.00%) HTTPS
9 4 (20.00%) HTTP
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) Linux
10 3 (15.00%) LDAP
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
10 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
10 3 (15.00%) Perl

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 6 (30.00%) Gentran
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
2 3 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.00%) IBM HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (45.00%) DMZ
2 8 (40.00%) Firewall
2 8 (40.00%) FTP
3 6 (30.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) Internet
4 4 (20.00%) HTTPS
4 4 (20.00%) HTTP
4 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.00%) LDAP
6 1 (5.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
6 1 (5.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) LoadRunner
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
1 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
2 1 (5.00%) Retail Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware Specialist
2 5 (25.00%) Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Security Consultant
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Author
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Author
5 1 (5.00%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Web Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Engineer
5 1 (5.00%) Middleware Consultant
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (65.00%) Middleware
2 8 (40.00%) ISPF
3 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 3 (15.00%) LAMP
3 3 (15.00%) JSP
4 2 (10.00%) CSS
5 1 (5.00%) SOAP
5 1 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 9 (45.00%) GIS
2 9 (45.00%) Clustering
3 3 (15.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (15.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (15.00%) Open Source
4 1 (5.00%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) UNIX
2 13 (65.00%) AIX
3 12 (60.00%) Windows
4 4 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Solaris
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.00%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Change Management
2 3 (15.00%) Configuration Management
2 3 (15.00%) Information Security
2 3 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (15.00%) Data Protection
2 3 (15.00%) OWASP
2 3 (15.00%) Web Development
3 2 (10.00%) Scrum
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
4 1 (5.00%) Validation
4 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (5.00%) Load Balancing
4 1 (5.00%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Network Management
4 1 (5.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 8 (40.00%) JCL
3 5 (25.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (15.00%) Perl
5 1 (5.00%) PHP
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.00%) QA
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
2 2 (10.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 3 (15.00%) Puppet
2 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (5.00%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (5.00%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 4 (20.00%) IBM
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Akamai
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Sun
3 2 (10.00%) Axway
3 2 (10.00%) Tumbleweed