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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 169 185 198
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +13
Contract jobs citing SSL 36 38 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.61% 0.52% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.52% 4.35% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 24 10
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£425 £425 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +51.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £314 £308 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £475 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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London

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
796 873 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.54% 12.02% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 554 635
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £265 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 38 33
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.75 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £51.75 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 36 (46.75%) HTTP
2 35 (45.45%) Firewall
3 26 (33.77%) VPN
4 24 (31.17%) Cisco
4 24 (31.17%) Finance
5 23 (29.87%) F5
6 22 (28.57%) Juniper
7 20 (25.97%) JMS
8 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
8 18 (23.38%) Java
8 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
9 17 (22.08%) Oracle
9 17 (22.08%) XML
9 17 (22.08%) ITIL
10 16 (20.78%) Reverse Proxy
10 16 (20.78%) Linux
10 16 (20.78%) SOA
10 16 (20.78%) Network Security
11 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (18.18%) Wireless
12 14 (18.18%) Python
12 14 (18.18%) CheckPoint
12 14 (18.18%) Middleware
13 13 (16.88%) Blue Coat
13 13 (16.88%) Oracle Database
14 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity Planning
14 12 (15.58%) Bash Shell
14 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
14 12 (15.58%) Penetration Testing
14 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 11 (14.29%) WebLogic
2 10 (12.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (11.69%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (11.69%) WebLogic Portal
4 7 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.49%) Tomcat
6 4 (5.19%) ArcGIS
7 3 (3.90%) IIS
8 2 (2.60%) Apache
8 2 (2.60%) JBoss
8 2 (2.60%) SharePoint
8 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.30%) Jetty
9 1 (1.30%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
9 1 (1.30%) nginx
9 1 (1.30%) Gentran
9 1 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (3.90%) MS Project
2 1 (1.30%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.30%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle BPM
1 9 (11.69%) Documaker
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (2.60%) Oracle FAH
3 1 (1.30%) SAP ERP
3 1 (1.30%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.60%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.30%) IaaS
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.30%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.30%) SaaS
2 1 (1.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (46.75%) HTTP
2 35 (45.45%) Firewall
3 26 (33.77%) VPN
4 18 (23.38%) TCP/IP
5 16 (20.78%) Reverse Proxy
5 16 (20.78%) Network Security
6 14 (18.18%) Wireless
7 12 (15.58%) HTTPS
8 10 (12.99%) WAN
9 9 (11.69%) Internet
10 7 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (9.09%) LAN
11 6 (7.79%) DNS
11 6 (7.79%) LDAP
12 4 (5.19%) MPLS
12 4 (5.19%) DHCP
12 4 (5.19%) FTP
12 4 (5.19%) SSH
12 4 (5.19%) IPsec
13 3 (3.90%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (16.88%) Oracle Database
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle ODI
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle BI EE
2 9 (11.69%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (3.90%) MySQL
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.30%) Big Data
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (12.99%) JIRA
2 2 (2.60%) JUnit
2 2 (2.60%) Xcode
2 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.30%) TeamCity
3 1 (1.30%) Mockito
3 1 (1.30%) Subversion
3 1 (1.30%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.30%) Maven
3 1 (1.30%) Selenium
3 1 (1.30%) FitNesse
3 1 (1.30%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (31.17%) Finance
2 9 (11.69%) Billing
3 8 (10.39%) Banking
4 4 (5.19%) Spanish Language
4 4 (5.19%) Financial Institution
5 3 (3.90%) Investment Banking
6 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.60%) Back Office
7 1 (1.30%) Aerospace
7 1 (1.30%) Law
7 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.30%) Retail
7 1 (1.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 17 (22.08%) Security Engineer
2 12 (15.58%) Developer
2 12 (15.58%) Analyst
3 10 (12.99%) Project Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) IT Security Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Business Analyst
6 6 (7.79%) Senior Security Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Insurance Business Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Architect
8 4 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Oracle Consultant
9 3 (3.90%) Database Architect
9 3 (3.90%) Software Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) Consultant
10 2 (2.60%) Technical Leader
10 2 (2.60%) Senior Network Specialist
10 2 (2.60%) Network Specialist
10 2 (2.60%) Team Leader
10 2 (2.60%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.97%) JMS
2 17 (22.08%) XML
3 14 (18.18%) Middleware
4 10 (12.99%) JDBC
5 9 (11.69%) WebCenter
5 9 (11.69%) Oracle Fusion
6 8 (10.39%) WSDL
6 8 (10.39%) SOAP
6 8 (10.39%) REST
7 6 (7.79%) Web Services
8 4 (5.19%) Google Maps API
9 3 (3.90%) HTML
9 3 (3.90%) .NET
9 3 (3.90%) J2EE
9 3 (3.90%) CSS
10 2 (2.60%) JMX
10 2 (2.60%) FIXML
10 2 (2.60%) JSON
10 2 (2.60%) Java EE
10 2 (2.60%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 18 (23.38%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (9.09%) Data Integration
3 6 (7.79%) PKI
4 5 (6.49%) Open Source
5 3 (3.90%) Clustering
6 2 (2.60%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.60%) SecurID
6 2 (2.60%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.60%) GIS
6 2 (2.60%) SWIFT
6 2 (2.60%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.30%) DataPower
7 1 (1.30%) iPad
7 1 (1.30%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.30%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.78%) Linux
2 10 (12.99%) UNIX
3 8 (10.39%) Windows
4 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (3.90%) AIX
5 2 (2.60%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (22.08%) ITIL
2 16 (20.78%) SOA
3 15 (19.48%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity Planning
4 12 (15.58%) Security Architecture
4 12 (15.58%) Penetration Testing
4 12 (15.58%) Business Continuity
4 12 (15.58%) BCP
5 10 (12.99%) Risk Assessment
5 10 (12.99%) Mentoring
6 9 (11.69%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (11.69%) Revenue Management
6 9 (11.69%) Content Management
6 9 (11.69%) Scrum
6 9 (11.69%) Business Intelligence
6 9 (11.69%) Project Management
7 8 (10.39%) OO
7 8 (10.39%) UML
7 8 (10.39%) Migration
7 8 (10.39%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 18 (23.38%) Java
2 14 (18.18%) Python
3 12 (15.58%) Bash Shell
4 11 (14.29%) SQL
5 10 (12.99%) Jython
6 9 (11.69%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 7 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 5 (6.49%) Perl
8 5 (6.49%) C
9 4 (5.19%) Shell Script
9 4 (5.19%) C#
10 3 (3.90%) Ruby
10 3 (3.90%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.60%) ActionScript
11 2 (2.60%) Korn
11 2 (2.60%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.60%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.30%) C-shell
12 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (11.69%) CCNP
1 9 (11.69%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.39%) Security Cleared
3 5 (6.49%) CCSE
4 4 (5.19%) BC Cleared
5 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.30%) CISA
7 1 (1.30%) CISM
7 1 (1.30%) CCSA
7 1 (1.30%) MCSE
7 1 (1.30%) CISSP
7 1 (1.30%) CCIE
7 1 (1.30%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.69%) Data Quality
2 7 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (2.60%) QA
4 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle RAC
1 9 (11.69%) ProxySG
2 6 (7.79%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.60%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.30%) vSphere
4 1 (1.30%) XenApp
4 1 (1.30%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.30%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Identity Management
1 9 (11.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 5 (6.49%) Puppet
3 2 (2.60%) CA SiteMinder
4 1 (1.30%) Ansible
4 1 (1.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.30%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (31.17%) Cisco
2 23 (29.87%) F5
3 22 (28.57%) Juniper
4 17 (22.08%) Oracle
5 14 (18.18%) CheckPoint
6 13 (16.88%) Blue Coat
7 9 (11.69%) Remedy
8 6 (7.79%) Siebel
8 6 (7.79%) Sourcefire
9 5 (6.49%) Google
10 4 (5.19%) Citrix
10 4 (5.19%) IBM
10 4 (5.19%) ESRI
10 4 (5.19%) SaltStack
11 3 (3.90%) VMware
11 3 (3.90%) Nokia
11 3 (3.90%) Websense
12 2 (2.60%) Radianz
12 2 (2.60%) Microsoft
12 2 (2.60%) Software AG
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