The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 39 52 64
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +12
Contract jobs citing SSL 8 30 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.60% 3.14% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.94% 15.46% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £425 £506 £429
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.04% +18.07%
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-68.23% +148.39%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
67 194 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 13.40% 20.31% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 114 76
Median daily rate £338 £463 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% +32.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £225 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 10 18
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £35.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-38.57% +32.07%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Knutsford +9 3 - -
Warrington +14 2 - -
Chester +4 1 - -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
4 5 (35.71%) Apache
4 5 (35.71%) Kerberos
5 4 (28.57%) Python
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Middleware
5 4 (28.57%) Change Management
5 4 (28.57%) Firewall
5 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
5 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 4 (28.57%) Android
5 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (21.43%) nginx
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
6 3 (21.43%) IPsec
6 3 (21.43%) Clustering
6 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
6 3 (21.43%) IIS
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) Perl
6 3 (21.43%) Oracle
6 3 (21.43%) LDAP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (35.71%) Apache
2 3 (21.43%) IIS
2 3 (21.43%) JBoss
2 3 (21.43%) nginx
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (21.43%) Tomcat
2 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
3 2 (14.29%) Skype for Business
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 2 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) Kerberos
2 4 (28.57%) Firewall
3 3 (21.43%) IPsec
3 3 (21.43%) LDAP
3 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 2 (14.29%) HTTP
4 2 (14.29%) Network Security
4 2 (14.29%) SSH
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) DMZ
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 1 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (7.14%) LAN
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (7.14%) GitLab
1 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
1 1 (7.14%) MSI
General
1 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Middleware Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Delivery Manager
2 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Middleware Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall Support
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Security Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Middleware
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (14.29%) SAML
4 1 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Linux Command Line
2 3 (21.43%) Clustering
3 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 2 (14.29%) PKI
3 2 (14.29%) Smartphone
4 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (7.14%) Client/Server
4 1 (7.14%) Mainframe
4 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
4 1 (7.14%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Android
4 2 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Change Management
1 4 (28.57%) Incident Management
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (21.43%) Identity Management
2 3 (21.43%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (14.29%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 2 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (14.29%) Waterfall
4 1 (7.14%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL V3
4 1 (7.14%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
4 1 (7.14%) Security Operations
4 1 (7.14%) Statistics
4 1 (7.14%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
1 4 (28.57%) Python
2 3 (21.43%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) Perl
2 3 (21.43%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) Jython
4 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) AirWatch
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 3 (21.43%) Oracle
3 2 (14.29%) Apple
3 2 (14.29%) AppSense
3 2 (14.29%) Intel Security
4 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Fortinet
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Palo Alto