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 20 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 146 192 196
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 52 38 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.90% 0.52% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.71% 4.37% 3.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 23
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£425 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £305 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.67% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £13.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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
775 870 980
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.40% 11.81% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 581 645
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 32 43
Average hourly rate £19.50 £27.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.09% +34.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £16.00 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 45 (50.00%) HTTP
2 41 (45.56%) Firewall
3 30 (33.33%) Cisco
4 28 (31.11%) VPN
5 27 (30.00%) Java
6 24 (26.67%) TCP/IP
6 24 (26.67%) F5
7 23 (25.56%) Juniper
7 23 (25.56%) Finance
8 22 (24.44%) Linux
9 21 (23.33%) XML
10 20 (22.22%) Wireless
10 20 (22.22%) Network Security
11 17 (18.89%) ITIL
11 17 (18.89%) Oracle
11 17 (18.89%) JMS
12 16 (17.78%) SOA
12 16 (17.78%) UNIX
12 16 (17.78%) HTTPS
13 15 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
13 15 (16.67%) Business Continuity
13 15 (16.67%) BCP
13 15 (16.67%) Security Architecture
13 15 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
14 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
15 13 (14.44%) Middleware
15 13 (14.44%) Python
15 13 (14.44%) Blue Coat
15 13 (14.44%) Bash Shell
15 13 (14.44%) REST

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 12 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 9 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 9 (10.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 8 (8.89%) WebLogic Portal
3 8 (8.89%) WebSphere
3 8 (8.89%) Oracle Service Bus
3 8 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 5 (5.56%) Apache
5 4 (4.44%) IIS
6 3 (3.33%) Jetty
6 3 (3.33%) ArcGIS
7 2 (2.22%) nginx
7 2 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.22%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.11%) Documentum
8 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (1.11%) Gentran
8 1 (1.11%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Project
2 1 (1.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (8.89%) Documaker
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle FAH
2 2 (2.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 6 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (3.33%) SaaS
2 3 (3.33%) PaaS
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) Google App Engine
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (50.00%) HTTP
2 41 (45.56%) Firewall
3 28 (31.11%) VPN
4 24 (26.67%) TCP/IP
5 20 (22.22%) Wireless
5 20 (22.22%) Network Security
6 16 (17.78%) HTTPS
7 12 (13.33%) WAN
7 12 (13.33%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (12.22%) DNS
9 9 (10.00%) LAN
10 8 (8.89%) LDAP
10 8 (8.89%) Internet
11 6 (6.67%) MPLS
11 6 (6.67%) DHCP
11 6 (6.67%) FTP
11 6 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (6.67%) IPsec
12 5 (5.56%) SSH
12 5 (5.56%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle ODI
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Database 11g
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle BI EE
3 7 (7.78%) MySQL
4 4 (4.44%) SQL Server
5 3 (3.33%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.22%) Relational Database
6 2 (2.22%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.11%) DB2
7 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
7 1 (1.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.11%) KDB
7 1 (1.11%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 10 (11.11%) JIRA
2 4 (4.44%) JUnit
2 4 (4.44%) Jenkins
3 3 (3.33%) Subversion
3 3 (3.33%) Xcode
4 2 (2.22%) Selenium
4 2 (2.22%) FitNesse
5 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.11%) Mockito
5 1 (1.11%) CruiseControl
5 1 (1.11%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.11%) JMeter
5 1 (1.11%) Maven
General
1 23 (25.56%) Finance
2 8 (8.89%) Billing
3 4 (4.44%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.33%) Back Office
5 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 2 (2.22%) Retail
6 1 (1.11%) Law
6 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.11%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.11%) Local Government
6 1 (1.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (17.78%) Security Engineer
2 14 (15.56%) Developer
3 13 (14.44%) Project Engineer
4 12 (13.33%) Analyst
5 8 (8.89%) Network Engineer
5 8 (8.89%) IT Security Engineer
6 7 (7.78%) Business Analyst
7 6 (6.67%) Architect
8 5 (5.56%) Insurance Business Analyst
9 4 (4.44%) Software Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Java Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Database Architect
10 3 (3.33%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Middleware Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Middleware Consultant
11 2 (2.22%) Technical Leader
11 2 (2.22%) Senior Security Analyst
11 2 (2.22%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (23.33%) XML
2 17 (18.89%) JMS
3 13 (14.44%) Middleware
3 13 (14.44%) REST
4 11 (12.22%) SOAP
5 9 (10.00%) Web Services
5 9 (10.00%) JDBC
6 8 (8.89%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (8.89%) WebCenter
7 7 (7.78%) JSON
7 7 (7.78%) WSDL
8 6 (6.67%) HTML
9 4 (4.44%) .NET
9 4 (4.44%) CSS
10 3 (3.33%) Java EE
10 3 (3.33%) Ruby on Rails
10 3 (3.33%) Google Maps API
10 3 (3.33%) J2EE
10 3 (3.33%) Servlets
10 3 (3.33%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Open Source
2 6 (6.67%) Data Integration
3 3 (3.33%) PKI
3 3 (3.33%) Clustering
3 3 (3.33%) Mobile App
4 2 (2.22%) GIS
4 2 (2.22%) SWIFT
4 2 (2.22%) Cryptography
4 2 (2.22%) SecurID
4 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.11%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.11%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.11%) FMCG
5 1 (1.11%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 22 (24.44%) Linux
2 16 (17.78%) UNIX
3 11 (12.22%) Windows
4 4 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.33%) AIX
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Android
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.11%) OpenSolaris
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.11%) Solaris
7 1 (1.11%) SUSE
7 1 (1.11%) Debian
7 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (18.89%) ITIL
2 16 (17.78%) SOA
3 15 (16.67%) BCP
3 15 (16.67%) Business Continuity
3 15 (16.67%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (16.67%) Security Architecture
3 15 (16.67%) Business Continuity Planning
4 14 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (13.33%) Scrum
5 12 (13.33%) OO
6 10 (11.11%) Risk Assessment
7 9 (10.00%) Configuration Management
8 8 (8.89%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (8.89%) Content Management
8 8 (8.89%) Migration
8 8 (8.89%) Revenue Management
8 8 (8.89%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.78%) TOGAF
9 7 (7.78%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 27 (30.00%) Java
2 13 (14.44%) Python
2 13 (14.44%) Bash Shell
3 11 (12.22%) SQL
4 9 (10.00%) Jython
5 8 (8.89%) Perl
5 8 (8.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
6 7 (7.78%) JavaScript
6 7 (7.78%) Shell Script
7 6 (6.67%) Ruby
7 6 (6.67%) PHP
8 5 (5.56%) C
9 4 (4.44%) C#
9 4 (4.44%) Korn
10 3 (3.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (3.33%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.22%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (2.22%) C-shell
11 2 (2.22%) ActionScript
12 1 (1.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 8 (8.89%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.56%) Degree
2 5 (5.56%) CCNP
2 5 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (4.44%) BC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.11%) CISA
4 1 (1.11%) CISM
4 1 (1.11%) CISSP
4 1 (1.11%) CCIE
4 1 (1.11%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.89%) Data Quality
2 4 (4.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (4.44%) QA
3 1 (1.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (8.89%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (7.78%) Active Directory
3 6 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.22%) vSphere
5 2 (2.22%) Xen
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.11%) KVM
6 1 (1.11%) Snort
6 1 (1.11%) Squid
6 1 (1.11%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.11%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.11%) qmail
6 1 (1.11%) Sendmail
6 1 (1.11%) XenApp
6 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (1.11%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (1.11%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Puppet
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Identity Management
2 8 (8.89%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 4 (4.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.22%) Vagrant
4 2 (2.22%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (1.11%) Nessus
5 1 (1.11%) SCCM
5 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.11%) OpenView
5 1 (1.11%) Salt
Vendors
1 30 (33.33%) Cisco
2 24 (26.67%) F5
3 23 (25.56%) Juniper
4 17 (18.89%) Oracle
5 13 (14.44%) Blue Coat
6 11 (12.22%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.89%) Remedy
8 7 (7.78%) Citrix
9 6 (6.67%) Siebel
9 6 (6.67%) Websense
9 6 (6.67%) Google
10 5 (5.56%) VMware
10 5 (5.56%) Nokia
10 5 (5.56%) Ruckus Wireless
11 4 (4.44%) SaltStack
11 4 (4.44%) JBoss
11 4 (4.44%) IBM
11 4 (4.44%) Microsoft
12 3 (3.33%) ESRI
12 3 (3.33%) Apple
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