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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 30 June 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
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 140 167 156
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 20 47 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.60% 0.80% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 6.30% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 37 27
Median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £302 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £610 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £62.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
SSL
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
475 746 701
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 14.28% 12.77% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 555 501
Median daily rate £463 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £288 £232
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 18
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.98 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.67% -12.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £14.90 £16.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £32.86 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the City of London region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 30 June 2016.

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 30 June 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 City of London region with a requirement for SSL.

1 26 (70.27%) Linux
2 17 (45.95%) Java
3 16 (43.24%) HTTP
4 15 (40.54%) DNS
5 14 (37.84%) ITIL
5 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (35.14%) Unix
7 12 (32.43%) Perl
7 12 (32.43%) Oracle
7 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
7 12 (32.43%) Firewall
7 12 (32.43%) Bash Shell
7 12 (32.43%) DevOps
8 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
8 11 (29.73%) Middleware
8 11 (29.73%) IBM
8 11 (29.73%) Python
9 10 (27.03%) AIX
9 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
9 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
10 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
11 8 (21.62%) Node.js
11 8 (21.62%) Redis
11 8 (21.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 8 (21.62%) Ruby
11 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
11 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
11 8 (21.62%) Finance
11 8 (21.62%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (21.62%) Microsoft

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 10 (27.03%) WebSphere
2 7 (18.92%) Apache
2 7 (18.92%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (16.22%) OpenStack
4 4 (10.81%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (10.81%) WebLogic
5 3 (8.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (5.41%) IIS
7 1 (2.70%) Confluence
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (2.70%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.70%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.41%) MS Office
3 1 (2.70%) HipChat
3 1 (2.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (13.51%) GitHub
3 3 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (43.24%) HTTP
2 15 (40.54%) DNS
3 12 (32.43%) Firewall
3 12 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 6 (16.22%) VPN
5 4 (10.81%) SAN
6 3 (8.11%) Internet
6 3 (8.11%) IPsec
6 3 (8.11%) Kerberos
6 3 (8.11%) LDAP
6 3 (8.11%) SSH
7 2 (5.41%) BGP
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (5.41%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (5.41%) EIGRP
7 2 (5.41%) LAN
7 2 (5.41%) OSPF
8 1 (2.70%) DHCP
8 1 (2.70%) VoIP
8 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (24.32%) MongoDB
2 8 (21.62%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (21.62%) Redis
3 6 (16.22%) Oracle Database
4 5 (13.51%) DB2
5 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
5 3 (8.11%) SQL Server
6 2 (5.41%) MySQL
7 1 (2.70%) NoSQL
7 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (2.70%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 11 (29.73%) Jenkins
2 5 (13.51%) Bitbucket
3 4 (10.81%) Introscope
4 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 1 (2.70%) Gradle
4 1 (2.70%) JIRA
4 1 (2.70%) Maven
4 1 (2.70%) MSI
4 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 8 (21.62%) Finance
2 1 (2.70%) Banking
2 1 (2.70%) Law
2 1 (2.70%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (21.62%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (16.22%) Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Administrator
3 4 (10.81%) Middleware Engineer
4 3 (8.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Middleware Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Security Consultant
5 2 (5.41%) Security Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (5.41%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Web Specialist
5 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Deployment Specialist
6 1 (2.70%) Information Security Consultant
6 1 (2.70%) IT Security Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (29.73%) Middleware
2 8 (21.62%) Node.js
3 4 (10.81%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (8.11%) SAML
4 3 (8.11%) XML
5 2 (5.41%) CGI
5 2 (5.41%) HTML
5 2 (5.41%) J2EE
5 2 (5.41%) JSON
5 2 (5.41%) REST
5 2 (5.41%) SAX
5 2 (5.41%) SOAP
5 2 (5.41%) Web Services
6 1 (2.70%) .NET
6 1 (2.70%) AngularJS
6 1 (2.70%) Apache Flex
6 1 (2.70%) HTML5
6 1 (2.70%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (2.70%) Spring
6 1 (2.70%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.51%) DataPower
2 4 (10.81%) PKI
3 3 (8.11%) Management Information System
4 2 (5.41%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.41%) iSeries
5 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (2.70%) Derivative
5 1 (2.70%) Digital TV
5 1 (2.70%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.70%) Social Media
5 1 (2.70%) STB
5 1 (2.70%) User Experience
5 1 (2.70%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 26 (70.27%) Linux
2 13 (35.14%) Unix
3 10 (27.03%) AIX
4 8 (21.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (16.22%) CoreOS
5 6 (16.22%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (16.22%) RancherOS
5 6 (16.22%) SUSE
5 6 (16.22%) Windows
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.41%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.70%) Android
8 1 (2.70%) CentOS
8 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (37.84%) ITIL
2 12 (32.43%) DevOps
3 7 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (18.92%) Load Balancing
4 6 (16.22%) Change Management
4 6 (16.22%) Security Hardening
5 5 (13.51%) Configuration Management
5 5 (13.51%) Continuous Improvement
5 5 (13.51%) Security Operations
6 4 (10.81%) Information Security
7 3 (8.11%) Network Architecture
7 3 (8.11%) SDLC
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.41%) Network Monitoring
8 2 (5.41%) Open Source
8 2 (5.41%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (5.41%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 17 (45.95%) Java
2 12 (32.43%) Bash Shell
2 12 (32.43%) Perl
3 11 (29.73%) Python
4 10 (27.03%) Shell Script
5 8 (21.62%) Ruby
6 7 (18.92%) Go
7 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
7 5 (13.51%) SQL
8 4 (10.81%) Korn
9 3 (8.11%) C++
9 3 (8.11%) PHP
9 3 (8.11%) VB
10 2 (5.41%) Jython
10 2 (5.41%) RPG IV
10 2 (5.41%) VBScript
10 2 (5.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 1 (2.70%) C
11 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
11 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (21.62%) SC Cleared
1 8 (21.62%) Security Cleared
2 3 (8.11%) CISA
2 3 (8.11%) CISM
2 3 (8.11%) CISSP
2 3 (8.11%) Degree
3 2 (5.41%) CCNP
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.70%) CCSA
4 1 (2.70%) CCSE
4 1 (2.70%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.11%) PCI DSS
2 2 (5.41%) QA
3 1 (2.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (2.70%) FIPS 140-2
System Software
1 7 (18.92%) Docker
2 6 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 6 (16.22%) etcd
2 6 (16.22%) flannel
3 4 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.41%) ISA Server
5 2 (5.41%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (5.41%) vSphere
6 1 (2.70%) Snort
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) Consul
1 6 (16.22%) Host Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (16.22%) Kubernetes
1 6 (16.22%) Marathon
1 6 (16.22%) Mesos
1 6 (16.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
1 6 (16.22%) Puppet
1 6 (16.22%) Rancher
2 4 (10.81%) Ansible
2 4 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (5.41%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.70%) Control-M
4 1 (2.70%) OpenView
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Management
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Identity Manager
4 1 (2.70%) TrustSec
4 1 (2.70%) yum
4 1 (2.70%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Oracle
2 11 (29.73%) IBM
3 8 (21.62%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.22%) Cisco
4 6 (16.22%) VMware
5 5 (13.51%) CheckPoint
6 4 (10.81%) ATG
6 4 (10.81%) Software AG
6 4 (10.81%) webMethods
7 3 (8.11%) Adobe
7 3 (8.11%) Cyber-Ark
7 3 (8.11%) F5
8 2 (5.41%) Forcepoint
8 2 (5.41%) IFS
9 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
9 1 (2.70%) Apple
9 1 (2.70%) Avaya
9 1 (2.70%) BMC
9 1 (2.70%) QNAP
9 1 (2.70%) WorldPay