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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
North West / Cheshire
Rank 37 38 62
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +24
Contract jobs citing SSL 10 31 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 3.48% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.50% 17.22% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
Median daily rate £450 £425 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +11.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £325 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £455 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-68.60% +7.50%

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
80 180 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 16.49% 20.22% 21.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 110 82
Median daily rate £338 £473 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +38.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £226 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 14
Median hourly rate £20.00 £26.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.15% +44.58%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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
Warrington +9 5 £475 +2.70%
Knutsford +7 2 - -
Chester +4 1 - -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 9 (45.00%) Python
3 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
4 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (35.00%) Apache
5 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (30.00%) HTTPS
6 6 (30.00%) Linux
6 6 (30.00%) TDD
6 6 (30.00%) Middleware
6 6 (30.00%) MSI
6 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
6 6 (30.00%) GitLab
6 6 (30.00%) Security Operations
6 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
6 6 (30.00%) Puppet
6 6 (30.00%) yum
6 6 (30.00%) Wiki
7 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 5 (25.00%) Clustering
7 5 (25.00%) JBoss
7 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
7 5 (25.00%) LDAP
7 5 (25.00%) Kerberos
7 5 (25.00%) Unix
8 4 (20.00%) HTTP

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 7 (35.00%) Apache
2 5 (25.00%) JBoss
2 5 (25.00%) Tomcat
3 4 (20.00%) WebSphere
3 4 (20.00%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (15.00%) IIS
4 3 (15.00%) nginx
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle 10gAS
4 3 (15.00%) WebLogic
5 2 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) HTTPS
2 5 (25.00%) Kerberos
2 5 (25.00%) LDAP
3 4 (20.00%) Firewall
3 4 (20.00%) HTTP
4 3 (15.00%) IPsec
4 3 (15.00%) VPN
5 2 (10.00%) LAN
6 1 (5.00%) DHCP
6 1 (5.00%) DNS
6 1 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
6 1 (5.00%) Network Security
6 1 (5.00%) SSH
6 1 (5.00%) VLAN
6 1 (5.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (30.00%) GitLab
1 6 (30.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (30.00%) MSI
General
1 2 (10.00%) Banking
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
1 4 (20.00%) Consultant
1 4 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Administrator
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Automation Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Cloud Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Consultant
3 2 (10.00%) Linux Scripter
3 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Security Engineer
3 2 (10.00%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) WebSphere Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (30.00%) Middleware
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (10.00%) SAML
3 2 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.00%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 6 (30.00%) Wiki
2 5 (25.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
4 1 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 13 (65.00%) Windows
2 6 (30.00%) Linux
3 5 (25.00%) Unix
4 4 (20.00%) Android
5 2 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (30.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (30.00%) TDD
3 5 (25.00%) Security Architecture
4 4 (20.00%) Change Management
4 4 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 4 (20.00%) ITIL
4 4 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (15.00%) Identity Management
5 3 (15.00%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 2 (10.00%) Open Source
6 2 (10.00%) Project Management
6 2 (10.00%) Supplier Management
6 2 (10.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 2 (10.00%) Waterfall
7 1 (5.00%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
7 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 1 (5.00%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 10 (50.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (45.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (45.00%) Python
3 6 (30.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (20.00%) Jython
5 3 (15.00%) Java
5 3 (15.00%) Perl
Qualifications
1 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (5.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (30.00%) Puppet
2 6 (30.00%) yum
3 2 (10.00%) AirWatch
3 2 (10.00%) BladeLogic
3 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) AppSense
3 2 (10.00%) CA
3 2 (10.00%) F5
3 2 (10.00%) IBM
3 2 (10.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (10.00%) Juniper
4 1 (5.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.00%) Palo Alto