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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 84 79 67
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.20% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 1.43% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 1
Median daily rate £330 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -26.31%
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+50.96% +2.97%
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
195 140 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.68% 14.01% 17.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 71 47
Median daily rate £385 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 21 12
Median hourly rate £21.00 £15.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.48% -52.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £14.50 £18.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £19.82 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £28.35 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.83% +41.72%

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 4 May 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 4 May 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
Chester +4 2 £413 +17.85%
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
Warrington - 1 £550 -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 20 (50.00%) VPN
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 14 (35.00%) ITIL
3 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) SSH
3 14 (35.00%) Network Security
4 13 (32.50%) WebSphere
4 13 (32.50%) Cisco
4 13 (32.50%) Apache
4 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
5 12 (30.00%) LAN
5 12 (30.00%) Linux
6 11 (27.50%) Tomcat
6 11 (27.50%) HTTP
6 11 (27.50%) Jython
7 10 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 9 (22.50%) Internet
8 9 (22.50%) Unix
8 9 (22.50%) Windows
8 9 (22.50%) IPsec
8 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
8 9 (22.50%) VLAN
8 9 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (22.50%) Continuous Improvement
8 9 (22.50%) Change Control
9 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (20.00%) JBoss

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 13 (32.50%) Apache
1 13 (32.50%) WebSphere
2 11 (27.50%) Tomcat
3 10 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (20.00%) JBoss
5 6 (15.00%) WebLogic
6 5 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (12.50%) Skype for Business
7 4 (10.00%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (10.00%) iPlanet
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (7.50%) IIS
8 3 (7.50%) SharePoint
9 2 (5.00%) nginx
9 2 (5.00%) Node.js
9 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (2.50%) MS Excel
1 1 (2.50%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 20 (50.00%) VPN
2 17 (42.50%) DNS
3 14 (35.00%) DHCP
3 14 (35.00%) Firewall
3 14 (35.00%) Network Security
3 14 (35.00%) SSH
4 12 (30.00%) LAN
5 11 (27.50%) HTTP
6 9 (22.50%) Internet
6 9 (22.50%) IPsec
6 9 (22.50%) VLAN
7 8 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
8 4 (10.00%) TCP/IP
9 3 (7.50%) WAN
10 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (2.50%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (2.50%) Skype
10 1 (2.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.50%) MySQL
2 2 (5.00%) MongoDB
2 2 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.50%) DB2
3 1 (2.50%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (10.00%) Introscope
2 2 (5.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (5.00%) ClearQuest
2 2 (5.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (5.00%) Travis CI
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA
3 1 (2.50%) JIRA Agile
General
1 4 (10.00%) Local Government
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (22.50%) Network Engineer
2 6 (15.00%) Architect
3 5 (12.50%) Network Security Engineer
3 5 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Consultant
4 4 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Network Architect
4 4 (10.00%) Server Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Delivery Manager
4 4 (10.00%) Technical Manager
4 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Manager
6 2 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Architect
6 2 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) Middleware
2 3 (7.50%) .NET
2 3 (7.50%) LAMP
2 3 (7.50%) WAMP
2 3 (7.50%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (5.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (5.00%) JSP
4 1 (2.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 5 (12.50%) Clustering
2 4 (10.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (5.00%) PMI
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) iPad
4 1 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (30.00%) Linux
2 9 (22.50%) Unix
2 9 (22.50%) Windows
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (17.50%) AIX
5 5 (12.50%) Android
5 5 (12.50%) Apple iOS
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 5 (12.50%) Windows 8
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) ITIL
2 9 (22.50%) Change Control
2 9 (22.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 9 (22.50%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (12.50%) Information Security
3 5 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (10.00%) Load Balancing
4 4 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (7.50%) Change Management
6 2 (5.00%) Capacity Management
6 2 (5.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 2 (5.00%) Project Management
6 2 (5.00%) Security Management
6 2 (5.00%) Server Hardening
6 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
7 1 (2.50%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.50%) Network Management
7 1 (2.50%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) Jython
2 6 (15.00%) Java
3 5 (12.50%) Korn
3 5 (12.50%) Perl
3 5 (12.50%) Shell Script
4 3 (7.50%) Bash Shell
4 3 (7.50%) PHP
4 3 (7.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (22.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.50%) CCNA
2 7 (17.50%) CCNP
2 7 (17.50%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.50%) ITIL Certification
2 7 (17.50%) SC Cleared
3 3 (7.50%) MCITP
3 3 (7.50%) MCTS
3 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (7.50%) RHCE
4 2 (5.00%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.50%) UAG
3 2 (5.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 5 (12.50%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 3 (7.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (5.00%) Ansible
4 2 (5.00%) logstash
4 2 (5.00%) Nagios
4 2 (5.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.50%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 13 (32.50%) Cisco
1 13 (32.50%) Palo Alto
2 10 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 7 (17.50%) Juniper
5 6 (15.00%) Citrix
5 6 (15.00%) F5
5 6 (15.00%) IBM
6 5 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 4 (10.00%) CA
7 4 (10.00%) Oracle
7 4 (10.00%) Sun
8 3 (7.50%) Brocade
9 1 (2.50%) HP
9 1 (2.50%) VMware