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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 148 146 176
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +30
Contract jobs citing SSL 17 52 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.49% 0.95% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 7.02% 4.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 36 24
Median daily rate £425 £450 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £310 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £613 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+50.96% +2.97%
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
441 741 739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.64% 13.50% 11.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 338 538 521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £238 £229
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £345 £333
% change year-on-year
+5.79% +3.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 15 22
Median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.60% -13.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £13.27 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.55 £22.83 £33.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.40% +47.92%

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 16 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 15 (53.57%) Linux
3 13 (46.43%) Unix
4 12 (42.86%) ITIL
4 12 (42.86%) Oracle
4 12 (42.86%) DNS
4 12 (42.86%) Middleware
4 12 (42.86%) Firewall
5 11 (39.29%) Python
6 10 (35.71%) AIX
6 10 (35.71%) Perl
6 10 (35.71%) IBM
6 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
6 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
8 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 8 (28.57%) Java
9 7 (25.00%) Apache
9 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
9 7 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (21.43%) Puppet
10 6 (21.43%) Oracle Linux
10 6 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (21.43%) SUSE
10 6 (21.43%) Change Management
10 6 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
10 6 (21.43%) VPN
10 6 (21.43%) HTTP
11 5 (17.86%) WebLogic

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 9 (32.14%) WebSphere
2 7 (25.00%) Apache
3 6 (21.43%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (17.86%) WebLogic
5 3 (10.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 3 (10.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (3.57%) Confluence
7 1 (3.57%) OpenStack
7 1 (3.57%) SAS
7 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) HipChat
1 1 (3.57%) MS Office
1 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (7.14%) Documaker
1 2 (7.14%) Oracle FAH
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) DNS
1 12 (42.86%) Firewall
2 6 (21.43%) HTTP
2 6 (21.43%) VPN
3 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 4 (14.29%) SSH
3 4 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.71%) FTP
4 3 (10.71%) IPsec
5 2 (7.14%) BGP
5 2 (7.14%) DHCP
5 2 (7.14%) Internet
5 2 (7.14%) iSCSI
5 2 (7.14%) LAN
5 2 (7.14%) OSPF
5 2 (7.14%) SNMP
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (3.57%) NAS
6 1 (3.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.86%) DB2
2 4 (14.29%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.71%) MySQL
4 2 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.14%) NoSQL
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle ODI
4 2 (7.14%) RDBMS
4 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.71%) Introscope
3 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (7.14%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.57%) Gradle
4 1 (3.57%) JIRA
4 1 (3.57%) Maven
4 1 (3.57%) MSI
4 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Billing
2 2 (7.14%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (25.00%) Developer
2 4 (14.29%) Administrator
2 4 (14.29%) Middleware Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.71%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Middleware Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Middleware Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Specialist
4 2 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Developer
4 2 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
4 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Developer
5 1 (3.57%) Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 1 (3.57%) DB2 Administrator
5 1 (3.57%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (42.86%) Middleware
2 4 (14.29%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (10.71%) Web Services
3 3 (10.71%) XML
4 2 (7.14%) CGI
4 2 (7.14%) JDBC
4 2 (7.14%) JMS
4 2 (7.14%) JMX
4 2 (7.14%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (7.14%) SAX
4 2 (7.14%) WebCenter
5 1 (3.57%) Apache Flex
5 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
5 1 (3.57%) HTML5
5 1 (3.57%) JSON
5 1 (3.57%) LAMP
5 1 (3.57%) POSIX
5 1 (3.57%) REST
5 1 (3.57%) SOAP
5 1 (3.57%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) DataPower
2 3 (10.71%) Data Centre
3 2 (7.14%) Credit Risk
3 2 (7.14%) Hedge funds
3 2 (7.14%) iSeries
3 2 (7.14%) PKI
3 2 (7.14%) User Experience
4 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.57%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.57%) Derivative
4 1 (3.57%) DTV
4 1 (3.57%) Social Media
4 1 (3.57%) STB
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Linux
2 13 (46.43%) Unix
3 10 (35.71%) AIX
4 7 (25.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (21.43%) Oracle Linux
5 6 (21.43%) SUSE
6 5 (17.86%) Windows
7 4 (14.29%) Windows Server
8 2 (7.14%) Apple iOS
8 2 (7.14%) CentOS
8 2 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (3.57%) Android
9 1 (3.57%) Debian
9 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
9 1 (3.57%) Solaris
9 1 (3.57%) Ubuntu
9 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 10 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 7 (25.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (21.43%) Change Management
5 5 (17.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (17.86%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (14.29%) DevOps
6 4 (14.29%) SOA
7 3 (10.71%) Multithreading
7 3 (10.71%) SDLC
8 2 (7.14%) AOP
8 2 (7.14%) Business Analysis
8 2 (7.14%) Content Management
8 2 (7.14%) Data Protection
8 2 (7.14%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (7.14%) Release Management
8 2 (7.14%) Revenue Management
8 2 (7.14%) Security Operations
8 2 (7.14%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 16 (57.14%) Bash Shell
2 11 (39.29%) Python
3 10 (35.71%) Perl
3 10 (35.71%) Shell Script
4 8 (28.57%) Java
5 5 (17.86%) Korn
6 3 (10.71%) Jython
6 3 (10.71%) PHP
6 3 (10.71%) Ruby
7 2 (7.14%) C++
7 2 (7.14%) PowerShell
7 2 (7.14%) RPG IV
7 2 (7.14%) SQL
7 2 (7.14%) VBScript
7 2 (7.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 1 (3.57%) C
8 1 (3.57%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.57%) CCNP
1 1 (3.57%) CCSP
1 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (3.57%) Degree
1 1 (3.57%) JNCIE
1 1 (3.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (3.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (3.57%) FIPS 140-2
2 1 (3.57%) QA
System Software
1 5 (17.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 3 (10.71%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (7.14%) Docker
4 2 (7.14%) vSphere
5 1 (3.57%) Ceph
5 1 (3.57%) Dovecot
5 1 (3.57%) iptables
5 1 (3.57%) KVM
5 1 (3.57%) NFS
5 1 (3.57%) Postfix
5 1 (3.57%) Samba
5 1 (3.57%) Sendmail
5 1 (3.57%) Snort
5 1 (3.57%) Squid
5 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) Puppet
2 3 (10.71%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (7.14%) Ansible
3 2 (7.14%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (3.57%) Cacti
4 1 (3.57%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (3.57%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (3.57%) Control-M
4 1 (3.57%) HAProxy
4 1 (3.57%) Nagios
4 1 (3.57%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (3.57%) RANCID
4 1 (3.57%) systemd
4 1 (3.57%) TrustSec
4 1 (3.57%) yum
4 1 (3.57%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Oracle
2 10 (35.71%) IBM
3 5 (17.86%) VMware
4 4 (14.29%) Cisco
4 4 (14.29%) Software AG
4 4 (14.29%) webMethods
5 3 (10.71%) Adobe
5 3 (10.71%) ATG
6 2 (7.14%) CA
6 2 (7.14%) F5
6 2 (7.14%) IFS
6 2 (7.14%) Microsoft
6 2 (7.14%) Siebel
7 1 (3.57%) Atlassian
7 1 (3.57%) Facebook
7 1 (3.57%) QNAP
7 1 (3.57%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.57%) Supermicro
7 1 (3.57%) Tufin
7 1 (3.57%) Twitter