The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 17 April 2015 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 140 178 172
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -6
Contract jobs citing SSL 50 33 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.92% 0.51% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.63% 4.41% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 21 24
Average daily rate
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£450 £430 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £265 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £393 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.01% +36.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-56.25% +14.28%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
754 748 919
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.87% 11.55% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 515 619
Average daily rate £400 £380 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £232 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 43
Average hourly rate £18.70 £22.00 £44.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -50.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £12.65 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £33.75 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the City of London region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the City of London region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the City of London region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 34 (42.50%) Linux
2 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
3 27 (33.75%) Firewall
4 24 (30.00%) HTTP
5 23 (28.75%) Cisco
6 22 (27.50%) Finance
7 20 (25.00%) Windows
8 19 (23.75%) DNS
9 18 (22.50%) Java
10 16 (20.00%) MySQL
10 16 (20.00%) Puppet
11 15 (18.75%) UNIX
11 15 (18.75%) VPN
11 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
12 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
12 14 (17.50%) Python
12 14 (17.50%) ITIL
13 13 (16.25%) Oracle
13 13 (16.25%) DHCP
13 13 (16.25%) F5
14 12 (15.00%) Open Source
14 12 (15.00%) LAN
14 12 (15.00%) IPsec
14 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
15 11 (13.75%) WAN
15 11 (13.75%) SQL
15 11 (13.75%) CCNP
15 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
15 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
15 11 (13.75%) DevOps

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 10 (12.50%) Apache
1 10 (12.50%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.75%) IIS
2 7 (8.75%) WebSphere
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Service Bus
3 6 (7.50%) Tomcat
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Portal
4 3 (3.75%) TIBCO EMS
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.50%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.50%) Adobe CQ
5 2 (2.50%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.50%) nginx
5 2 (2.50%) Confluence
5 2 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.25%) MS Office
1 1 (1.25%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.25%) MS Visio
1 1 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Documaker
2 3 (3.75%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.25%) RMDS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.00%) PaaS
3 2 (2.50%) Office 365
4 1 (1.25%) IaaS
4 1 (1.25%) Yammer
4 1 (1.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (36.25%) TCP/IP
2 27 (33.75%) Firewall
3 24 (30.00%) HTTP
4 19 (23.75%) DNS
5 15 (18.75%) VPN
6 13 (16.25%) DHCP
7 12 (15.00%) LAN
7 12 (15.00%) IPsec
8 11 (13.75%) WAN
9 10 (12.50%) HTTPS
9 10 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
10 9 (11.25%) Internet
10 9 (11.25%) FTP
10 9 (11.25%) VLAN
10 9 (11.25%) OSPF
10 9 (11.25%) Wireshark
10 9 (11.25%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (10.00%) Wireless
11 8 (10.00%) MPLS
12 7 (8.75%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.00%) MySQL
2 10 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (8.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (7.50%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (7.50%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (7.50%) Relational Database
6 5 (6.25%) RDBMS
6 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
7 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (1.25%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 8 (10.00%) JIRA
2 7 (8.75%) Jenkins
3 6 (7.50%) Git (software)
3 6 (7.50%) Subversion
3 6 (7.50%) Maven
4 4 (5.00%) TeamCity
4 4 (5.00%) JUnit
4 4 (5.00%) Eclipse
4 4 (5.00%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.50%) Hudson
5 2 (2.50%) Artifactory
5 2 (2.50%) Introscope
5 2 (2.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (27.50%) Finance
2 6 (7.50%) Billing
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Banking
4 3 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 9 (11.25%) Consultant
3 7 (8.75%) Security Engineer
3 7 (8.75%) DevOps Engineer
4 6 (7.50%) Team Leader
5 5 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (6.25%) Architect
5 5 (6.25%) Messaging Specialist
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
6 4 (5.00%) Cisco Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Middleware Team Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Developer
7 3 (3.75%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (3.75%) Communications Engineer
7 3 (3.75%) Oracle Team Leader
7 3 (3.75%) Network Team Leader
8 2 (2.50%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) Middleware
2 6 (7.50%) JMS
2 6 (7.50%) Web Services
2 6 (7.50%) JDBC
2 6 (7.50%) Oracle Fusion
2 6 (7.50%) WebCenter
3 4 (5.00%) XMPP
3 4 (5.00%) J2EE
3 4 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (3.75%) XML
4 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 3 (3.75%) .NET
5 2 (2.50%) JSP
5 2 (2.50%) Servlets
5 2 (2.50%) EJB
5 2 (2.50%) JRules
5 2 (2.50%) WebSockets
5 2 (2.50%) Worklight
6 1 (1.25%) Sass
6 1 (1.25%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (15.00%) Open Source
2 8 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.75%) PKI
4 5 (6.25%) Clustering
5 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.50%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.50%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.50%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.25%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.25%) DataPower
7 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.25%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 34 (42.50%) Linux
2 20 (25.00%) Windows
3 15 (18.75%) UNIX
4 10 (12.50%) Solaris
5 6 (7.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.25%) CentOS
9 1 (1.25%) AIX
9 1 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.25%) Debian
9 1 (1.25%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (17.50%) ITIL
1 14 (17.50%) Configuration Management
2 12 (15.00%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (13.75%) DevOps
4 10 (12.50%) Load Balancing
5 8 (10.00%) Migration
6 7 (8.75%) Project Management
6 7 (8.75%) SOA
6 7 (8.75%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (7.50%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (7.50%) Revenue Management
8 4 (5.00%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (5.00%) Microservices
8 4 (5.00%) Network Design
9 3 (3.75%) OOP
9 3 (3.75%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.75%) Kalman Filter
9 3 (3.75%) Content Management
9 3 (3.75%) WAN Optimisation
10 2 (2.50%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.50%) Java
2 14 (17.50%) Python
3 11 (13.75%) SQL
4 8 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 5 (6.25%) Jython
5 5 (6.25%) Ruby
5 5 (6.25%) PHP
6 3 (3.75%) Perl
6 3 (3.75%) Scala
6 3 (3.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 3 (3.75%) Golang
7 2 (2.50%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.50%) C
8 1 (1.25%) C#
8 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.25%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 15 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (13.75%) CCNP
3 8 (10.00%) CCNA
4 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (5.00%) MCSE
5 4 (5.00%) CCIE
5 4 (5.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.75%) CISSP
7 2 (2.50%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.50%) CCSA
8 1 (1.25%) CCSE
8 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.25%) SC Cleared
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Certified Architect
8 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.25%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.50%) SLA
1 6 (7.50%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.50%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) ProxySG
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle RAC
4 4 (5.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (3.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (2.50%) vSphere
6 2 (2.50%) Varnish
6 2 (2.50%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.25%) NFS
7 1 (1.25%) XenServer
7 1 (1.25%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (1.25%) vCloud
7 1 (1.25%) KVM
7 1 (1.25%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (20.00%) Puppet
2 10 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (7.50%) CA Single Sign-On
3 6 (7.50%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (6.25%) Salt
5 4 (5.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (5.00%) Cisco UCCE
5 4 (5.00%) OPNET
6 3 (3.75%) SCCM
6 3 (3.75%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (3.75%) Ansible
7 2 (2.50%) Iperf
7 2 (2.50%) AirWatch
7 2 (2.50%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.50%) yum
8 1 (1.25%) Tivoli
8 1 (1.25%) Nagios
8 1 (1.25%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.25%) Cacti
8 1 (1.25%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (28.75%) Cisco
2 13 (16.25%) Oracle
2 13 (16.25%) F5
3 11 (13.75%) Red Hat
3 11 (13.75%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.50%) HP
4 10 (12.50%) VMware
5 9 (11.25%) Blue Coat
5 9 (11.25%) Juniper
6 7 (8.75%) Riverbed
7 6 (7.50%) Remedy
7 6 (7.50%) CA
7 6 (7.50%) IBM
7 6 (7.50%) WorldPay
8 4 (5.00%) Citrix
8 4 (5.00%) SolarWinds
8 4 (5.00%) Aruba
9 3 (3.75%) BT
9 3 (3.75%) Nokia
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