The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 153 176 181
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +5
Contract jobs citing SSL 42 43 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.72% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 5.35% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 33 24
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £326
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £279 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £568 £425 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +190.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 803 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.30% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 533 643
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £22.35 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £36.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
SSL
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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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014, 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 35 (44.87%) Firewall
2 34 (43.59%) HTTP
3 27 (34.62%) Java
4 26 (33.33%) Cisco
5 25 (32.05%) VPN
6 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
7 20 (25.64%) Linux
7 20 (25.64%) F5
8 19 (24.36%) UNIX
8 19 (24.36%) Juniper
9 17 (21.79%) Wireless
9 17 (21.79%) Finance
9 17 (21.79%) Network Security
10 16 (20.51%) XML
11 15 (19.23%) HTTPS
12 14 (17.95%) Windows
12 14 (17.95%) Oracle
13 13 (16.67%) BCP
13 13 (16.67%) Business Continuity
13 13 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
13 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
13 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
13 13 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
14 12 (15.38%) Scrum
14 12 (15.38%) WAN
15 11 (14.10%) Web Services
15 11 (14.10%) DNS
16 10 (12.82%) ITIL
16 10 (12.82%) OO
16 10 (12.82%) Python

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, 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 8 (10.26%) WebLogic
2 7 (8.97%) Tomcat
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 5 (6.41%) WebLogic Portal
3 5 (6.41%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Service Bus
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (5.13%) IIS
4 4 (5.13%) Apache
5 3 (3.85%) MS Exchange
6 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.56%) Jetty
7 1 (1.28%) nginx
7 1 (1.28%) ArcGIS
7 1 (1.28%) Gentran
7 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Documaker
1 5 (6.41%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.56%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 5 (6.41%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.85%) SaaS
2 3 (3.85%) PaaS
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.87%) Firewall
2 34 (43.59%) HTTP
3 25 (32.05%) VPN
4 22 (28.21%) TCP/IP
5 17 (21.79%) Wireless
5 17 (21.79%) Network Security
6 15 (19.23%) HTTPS
7 12 (15.38%) WAN
8 11 (14.10%) DNS
9 9 (11.54%) LDAP
9 9 (11.54%) LAN
10 8 (10.26%) Reverse Proxy
11 7 (8.97%) Internet
12 6 (7.69%) MPLS
13 5 (6.41%) DHCP
13 5 (6.41%) FTP
13 5 (6.41%) BIG-IP
13 5 (6.41%) IPsec
13 5 (6.41%) Cisco ASA
14 4 (5.13%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (10.26%) Oracle Database
2 7 (8.97%) MySQL
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle ODI
3 5 (6.41%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (5.13%) NoSQL
5 3 (3.85%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.85%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.85%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (1.28%) DB2
7 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.28%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.28%) Big Data
7 1 (1.28%) KDB
Development Applications
1 8 (10.26%) JIRA
2 7 (8.97%) JUnit
3 6 (7.69%) Jenkins
4 5 (6.41%) Selenium
4 5 (6.41%) Subversion
5 4 (5.13%) Xcode
6 3 (3.85%) FitNesse
6 3 (3.85%) Maven
6 3 (3.85%) Git (software)
7 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.56%) JBehave
7 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
7 2 (2.56%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.56%) Hudson
7 2 (2.56%) SoapUI
7 2 (2.56%) Apache Ivy
7 2 (2.56%) Ant
8 1 (1.28%) Mockito
8 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.28%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (21.79%) Finance
2 5 (6.41%) Billing
2 5 (6.41%) Banking
3 4 (5.13%) Financial Institution
3 4 (5.13%) Back Office
4 3 (3.85%) Retail
5 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.28%) Local Government
6 1 (1.28%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Project Engineer
1 13 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 12 (15.38%) Developer
3 8 (10.26%) IT Security Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Network Engineer
5 5 (6.41%) Architect
6 4 (5.13%) Business Analyst
6 4 (5.13%) iOS Developer
7 3 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Network Specialist
8 2 (2.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Technical Leader
8 2 (2.56%) Senior Network Specialist
8 2 (2.56%) Database Architect
8 2 (2.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Software Engineer
8 2 (2.56%) Support Analyst
8 2 (2.56%) Technical Support
8 2 (2.56%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (20.51%) XML
2 11 (14.10%) Web Services
3 10 (12.82%) JSON
4 9 (11.54%) SOAP
4 9 (11.54%) JMS
4 9 (11.54%) REST
5 8 (10.26%) Middleware
5 8 (10.26%) HTML
6 6 (7.69%) JDBC
7 5 (6.41%) Oracle Fusion
7 5 (6.41%) WebCenter
8 4 (5.13%) iOS SDK
9 3 (3.85%) OpenID
9 3 (3.85%) Android SDK
9 3 (3.85%) Ruby on Rails
9 3 (3.85%) OAuth
9 3 (3.85%) J2EE
9 3 (3.85%) CSS
9 3 (3.85%) WSDL
10 2 (2.56%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.69%) Open Source
1 6 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 3 (3.85%) Data Integration
2 3 (3.85%) Clustering
3 2 (2.56%) Cryptography
3 2 (2.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.56%) GIS
3 2 (2.56%) SWIFT
3 2 (2.56%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (1.28%) FMCG
4 1 (1.28%) DataPower
4 1 (1.28%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.28%) SecurID
4 1 (1.28%) PKI
4 1 (1.28%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.64%) Linux
2 19 (24.36%) UNIX
3 14 (17.95%) Windows
4 5 (6.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.13%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.85%) Android
6 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (3.85%) AIX
7 1 (1.28%) Solaris
7 1 (1.28%) SUSE
7 1 (1.28%) Debian
7 1 (1.28%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.28%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) BCP
1 13 (16.67%) Business Continuity
1 13 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
1 13 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (16.67%) Security Architecture
1 13 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
2 12 (15.38%) Scrum
3 10 (12.82%) ITIL
3 10 (12.82%) OO
4 9 (11.54%) SOA
5 8 (10.26%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (10.26%) Risk Assessment
5 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
6 7 (8.97%) Test Automation
6 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
6 7 (8.97%) DevOps
7 6 (7.69%) Migration
8 5 (6.41%) Content Management
8 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
8 5 (6.41%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 27 (34.62%) Java
2 10 (12.82%) Python
3 9 (11.54%) SQL
3 9 (11.54%) Bash Shell
4 8 (10.26%) Perl
5 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.69%) Ruby
6 6 (7.69%) PHP
6 6 (7.69%) JavaScript
7 5 (6.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 5 (6.41%) Jython
8 4 (5.13%) C
8 4 (5.13%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.85%) Korn
9 3 (3.85%) Groovy
10 2 (2.56%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.56%) ActionScript 2.0
10 2 (2.56%) XPath
10 2 (2.56%) ActionScript
10 2 (2.56%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) CCNP
1 4 (5.13%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.13%) Degree
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) CCIE
2 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.28%) CISA
2 1 (1.28%) CISM
2 1 (1.28%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
1 5 (6.41%) Data Quality
2 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle RAC
3 4 (5.13%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.56%) vSphere
5 2 (2.56%) XenApp
5 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.28%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.28%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.28%) OpenSSH
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.28%) KVM
6 1 (1.28%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.28%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.28%) qmail
6 1 (1.28%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.28%) Snort
6 1 (1.28%) Squid
6 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) Puppet
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Identity Management
2 5 (6.41%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (6.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 3 (3.85%) SCCM
3 3 (3.85%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.56%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (2.56%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (1.28%) Nessus
5 1 (1.28%) OpenView
5 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.28%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (33.33%) Cisco
2 20 (25.64%) F5
3 19 (24.36%) Juniper
4 14 (17.95%) Oracle
5 10 (12.82%) Blue Coat
6 8 (10.26%) Citrix
6 8 (10.26%) CheckPoint
7 6 (7.69%) Websense
8 5 (6.41%) Remedy
8 5 (6.41%) Nokia
8 5 (6.41%) Ruckus Wireless
9 4 (5.13%) Akamai
9 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
9 4 (5.13%) Apple
9 4 (5.13%) VMware
9 4 (5.13%) Google
10 3 (3.85%) JBoss
10 3 (3.85%) Siebel
11 2 (2.56%) HP
11 2 (2.56%) IBM