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 2 July 2016 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
2 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 70 77 69
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -8
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.02% 0.31% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.12% 2.56% 1.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Median daily rate £400 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.12% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
147 117 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.70% 11.96% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 59 55
Median daily rate £401 £438 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.28% +41.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £523 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.52% -32.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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
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 2 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 2 July 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Crewe - 2 £388 -
Chester -9 1 £400 +14.28%
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 July 2016, 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 12 (48.00%) ITIL
1 12 (48.00%) VPN
2 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 10 (40.00%) Juniper
3 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
3 9 (36.00%) LAN
4 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 8 (32.00%) DNS
4 8 (32.00%) Firewall
5 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
5 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (28.00%) Apache
5 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
6 6 (24.00%) Internet
6 6 (24.00%) Cisco
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) Citrix
6 6 (24.00%) HTTP
6 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.00%) F5
7 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
7 5 (20.00%) DHCP
7 5 (20.00%) JBoss
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
7 5 (20.00%) Network Security
7 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (20.00%) Puppet

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 9 (36.00%) Tomcat
2 7 (28.00%) Apache
2 7 (28.00%) WebSphere
3 5 (20.00%) JBoss
4 4 (16.00%) WebLogic
4 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (12.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (12.00%) IIS
5 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (12.00%) Skype for Business
6 2 (8.00%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (8.00%) iPlanet
6 2 (8.00%) nginx
6 2 (8.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) LAN
3 8 (32.00%) DNS
3 8 (32.00%) Firewall
3 8 (32.00%) WAN
4 6 (24.00%) HTTP
4 6 (24.00%) Internet
5 5 (20.00%) DHCP
5 5 (20.00%) Network Security
5 5 (20.00%) SSH
6 4 (16.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 4 (16.00%) IPsec
6 4 (16.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (16.00%) VLAN
7 3 (12.00%) MPLS
8 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (4.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 1 (4.00%) FTP
8 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) MySQL
2 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (8.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (8.00%) ClearQuest
1 2 (8.00%) Introscope
1 2 (8.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (8.00%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Network Architect
2 4 (16.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) LAN Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Security Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Server Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
3 2 (8.00%) Technical Manager
3 2 (8.00%) WAN Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) Web Engineer
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Administrator
3 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (12.00%) .NET
1 3 (12.00%) LAMP
1 3 (12.00%) WAMP
2 2 (8.00%) .NET Framework
2 2 (8.00%) JSP
2 2 (8.00%) Middleware
2 2 (8.00%) Node.js
3 1 (4.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (12.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.00%) PMI
3 1 (4.00%) iPad
3 1 (4.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (40.00%) Linux
2 9 (36.00%) Windows
3 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.00%) AIX
5 4 (16.00%) Unix
6 3 (12.00%) Android
6 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 7
6 3 (12.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) ITIL
2 4 (16.00%) Change Control
2 4 (16.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 4 (16.00%) Kalman Filter
2 4 (16.00%) Load Balancing
3 3 (12.00%) PRINCE2
3 3 (12.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.00%) Capacity Management
4 2 (8.00%) Change Management
4 2 (8.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.00%) Information Security
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (8.00%) Migration
4 2 (8.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 2 (8.00%) Project Management
4 2 (8.00%) Security Management
4 2 (8.00%) Server Hardening
4 2 (8.00%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (8.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) Java
1 4 (16.00%) Jython
2 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) PHP
2 3 (12.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (8.00%) Korn
3 2 (8.00%) Perl
3 2 (8.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (12.00%) CCNA
3 3 (12.00%) CCNP
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (12.00%) MCITP
3 3 (12.00%) MCTS
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (12.00%) RHCE
4 2 (8.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) UAG
3 2 (8.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Puppet
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Satellite
3 2 (8.00%) Ansible
3 2 (8.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (8.00%) logstash
3 2 (8.00%) Nagios
3 2 (8.00%) ZABBIX
4 1 (4.00%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 10 (40.00%) Juniper
2 7 (28.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (24.00%) Cisco
3 6 (24.00%) Citrix
4 5 (20.00%) F5
4 5 (20.00%) Palo Alto
4 5 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 4 (16.00%) IBM
6 3 (12.00%) Brocade
6 3 (12.00%) Forcepoint
7 2 (8.00%) CA
7 2 (8.00%) Fortinet
7 2 (8.00%) Oracle
7 2 (8.00%) Sun
8 1 (4.00%) HP
8 1 (4.00%) VMware