The table below looks at the statistics 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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 72 61 66
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +5
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.55% 0.50% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 2.67% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
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£463 £280 £422
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.17% -33.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -17.35%
SSL
North West

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
133 150 164
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 12.26% 18.77% 19.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 67 71
Average daily rate £413 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+32.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £226 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 17 24
Average hourly rate £17.33 £31.50 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.98% -0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £16.84 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £45.00 £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 3 September 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
Warrington -18 3 £463 +65.17%
Northwich - 2 £300 -
Runcorn - 1 - -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (44.44%) Linux
3 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
3 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 3 (33.33%) WAN
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 3 (33.33%) VPN
3 3 (33.33%) IIS
3 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (33.33%) EMC
3 3 (33.33%) Juniper
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) Lotus
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (33.33%) MPLS
3 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (33.33%) Websense
3 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 3 (33.33%) Open Source
3 3 (33.33%) Puppet
3 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) EMC VNX
3 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (22.22%) Fortinet

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 3 (33.33%) IBM Notes
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 3 (33.33%) IIS
1 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (11.11%) JBoss
2 1 (11.11%) iPlanet
2 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) WAN
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
1 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 3 (33.33%) VPN
1 3 (33.33%) MPLS
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security
2 2 (22.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) CruiseControl
1 1 (11.11%) Hudson
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Technical Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Lead Technical Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Lead Architect
1 3 (33.33%) Web Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
2 2 (22.22%) Security Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) WSDL
1 1 (11.11%) JAX-RPC
1 1 (11.11%) Hibernate
1 1 (11.11%) Spring
1 1 (11.11%) Ajax
1 1 (11.11%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (11.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Linux
2 3 (33.33%) Windows XP
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
2 3 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 3 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (11.11%) Extreme Programming
3 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (11.11%) TDD
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) C++
1 1 (11.11%) Java
1 1 (11.11%) PL/SQL
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
1 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (11.11%) Degree
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Juniper
1 3 (33.33%) NetApp
1 3 (33.33%) Lotus
1 3 (33.33%) Websense
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) EMC
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Fortinet
2 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle