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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 54 71 63
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -8
Contract jobs citing SSL 14 6 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.77% 0.53% 0.76%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.48% 3.73% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 4
Median daily rate £406 £463 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.16% +65.17%
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +36.00%
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
122 161 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.40% 14.12% 17.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 101 61
Median daily rate £425 £413 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +28.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 23 19
Median hourly rate £12.50 £17.33 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.87% -36.98%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 24 September 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 £394 -
Chester - 1 £400 -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
2 9 (37.50%) WAN
2 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
2 9 (37.50%) Bash Shell
2 9 (37.50%) Puppet
2 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (33.33%) Juniper
4 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
4 7 (29.17%) ITIL
5 6 (25.00%) JBoss
5 6 (25.00%) Apache
5 6 (25.00%) Python
5 6 (25.00%) LAN
5 6 (25.00%) HTTPS
5 6 (25.00%) MSI
5 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (25.00%) TDD
5 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (25.00%) GitLab
5 6 (25.00%) yum
5 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
5 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (25.00%) Wiki
5 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
6 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
6 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared

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 8 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 7 (29.17%) Tomcat
3 6 (25.00%) Apache
3 6 (25.00%) JBoss
4 5 (20.83%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (12.50%) IIS
5 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
6 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Process Server
7 1 (4.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (4.17%) MS Excel
1 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) WAN
2 6 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 6 (25.00%) LAN
3 5 (20.83%) HTTP
4 4 (16.67%) Firewall
4 4 (16.67%) Internet
4 4 (16.67%) VPN
5 3 (12.50%) DNS
5 3 (12.50%) LDAP
5 3 (12.50%) MPLS
6 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (4.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (4.17%) FTP
7 1 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.50%) MySQL
2 1 (4.17%) DB2
2 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
2 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (25.00%) GitLab
1 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 6 (25.00%) MSI
2 2 (8.33%) ClearCase
2 2 (8.33%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Linux Engineer
1 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Administrator
2 4 (16.67%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Automation Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Cloud Engineer
2 4 (16.67%) Consultant
3 3 (12.50%) Architect
3 3 (12.50%) LAN Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) LAN/WAN Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) WAN Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Cloud Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Consultant
4 2 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
4 2 (8.33%) Server Administrator
4 2 (8.33%) Technical Architect
4 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) Middleware
2 3 (12.50%) .NET
2 3 (12.50%) LAMP
2 3 (12.50%) WAMP
3 2 (8.33%) .NET Framework
3 2 (8.33%) JSP
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Wiki
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) PMI
4 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.17%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.17%) iPad
4 1 (4.17%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 12 (50.00%) Linux
1 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Unix
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (8.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Security Architecture
2 6 (25.00%) Security Operations
2 6 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (16.67%) Load Balancing
4 3 (12.50%) Open Source
5 2 (8.33%) Capacity Management
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
5 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
5 2 (8.33%) Project Management
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
5 2 (8.33%) Server Hardening
5 2 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 2 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) Network Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 9 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 9 (37.50%) PowerShell
1 9 (37.50%) Shell Script
2 6 (25.00%) Python
3 4 (16.67%) Jython
4 3 (12.50%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (20.83%) SC Cleared
1 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
2 3 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (12.50%) MCITP
2 3 (12.50%) MCTS
2 3 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (12.50%) RHCE
3 2 (8.33%) CCNA
3 2 (8.33%) CCNP
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (37.50%) Puppet
2 6 (25.00%) yum
3 3 (12.50%) BladeLogic
3 3 (12.50%) CA Wily
3 3 (12.50%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (4.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) Juniper
2 5 (20.83%) IBM
2 5 (20.83%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.67%) Citrix
3 4 (16.67%) F5
4 3 (12.50%) Brocade
4 3 (12.50%) CA
4 3 (12.50%) Cisco
4 3 (12.50%) Forcepoint
4 3 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 1 (4.17%) HP
5 1 (4.17%) VMware