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 22 August 2014 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 67 63 58
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs citing SSL 4 5 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.46% 0.60% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.65% 3.14% 8.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 8
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£280 £422 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-33.68% -11.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
151 159 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 17.48% 19.02% 17.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 68 73
Average daily rate £310 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.48% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £575 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 21 15
Average hourly rate £20.00 £32.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +73.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 £14.50 £14.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 4 £280 -
Wilmslow - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) IPsec
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Juniper
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 4 (40.00%) BGP
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
2 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
3 3 (30.00%) Web Development
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 3 (30.00%) OWASP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (30.00%) Open Source
3 3 (30.00%) Akamai
3 3 (30.00%) Puppet
3 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 3 (30.00%) TACACS
3 3 (30.00%) Websense
3 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) IIS
3 3 (30.00%) JSP
3 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 3 (30.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (90.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) IPsec
2 4 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (40.00%) OSPF
2 4 (40.00%) BGP
2 4 (40.00%) VLAN
3 3 (30.00%) TACACS
3 3 (30.00%) NetScreen
3 3 (30.00%) DNS
3 3 (30.00%) HTTP
3 3 (30.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Consultant
1 3 (30.00%) Security Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Web Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) JSP
1 3 (30.00%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
1 3 (30.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (20.00%) Windows
1 2 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Web Development
1 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
1 3 (30.00%) OWASP
1 3 (30.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (30.00%) Information Security
2 2 (20.00%) Scrum
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
1 1 (10.00%) PHP
1 1 (10.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CISSP
1 1 (10.00%) GCIA
1 1 (10.00%) GCIH
1 1 (10.00%) CEH
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) Puppet
1 3 (30.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco
1 4 (40.00%) Juniper
1 4 (40.00%) Fortinet
2 3 (30.00%) Akamai
2 3 (30.00%) Websense
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint