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 28 August 2015 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 159 152 185
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +33
Contract jobs citing SSL 39 50 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.86% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 6.24% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 26 32
Average daily rate
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£440 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.52% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £288 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £467
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -18.69%
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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
719 801 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 13.38% 13.78% 11.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 528 513 573
Average daily rate £425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 27 30
Average hourly rate £16.50 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.15% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.37 £160.00 £60.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 2015.

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 28 August 2015, 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 (48.91%) Linux
2 36 (39.13%) HTTP
3 35 (38.04%) UNIX
4 33 (35.87%) TCP/IP
5 31 (33.70%) Finance
6 30 (32.61%) Firewall
7 25 (27.17%) Windows
8 24 (26.09%) F5
9 23 (25.00%) Solaris
10 22 (23.91%) Java
11 20 (21.74%) DNS
12 17 (18.48%) Cisco
13 16 (17.39%) Internet
14 15 (16.30%) Python
14 15 (16.30%) Migration
14 15 (16.30%) DevOps
15 14 (15.22%) Puppet
15 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
15 14 (15.22%) Oracle
15 14 (15.22%) ITIL
16 13 (14.13%) IBM
16 13 (14.13%) WebSphere
16 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (13.04%) Open Source
17 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
18 11 (11.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 11 (11.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
18 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
18 11 (11.96%) WebSphere MQ
18 11 (11.96%) MySQL

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, 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 13 (14.13%) WebSphere
2 9 (9.78%) WebLogic
3 7 (7.61%) IIS
4 5 (5.43%) Apache
5 4 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
6 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Portal
7 2 (2.17%) Confluence
8 1 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.09%) nginx
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.09%) Node.js
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.09%) MQSeries
8 1 (1.09%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.09%) SAS
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 3 (3.26%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) RMDS
1 1 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (1.09%) Documaker
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.78%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (8.70%) PaaS
2 8 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
3 1 (1.09%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (39.13%) HTTP
2 33 (35.87%) TCP/IP
3 30 (32.61%) Firewall
4 20 (21.74%) DNS
5 16 (17.39%) Internet
6 11 (11.96%) VPN
6 11 (11.96%) LAN
6 11 (11.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 11 (11.96%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 9 (9.78%) Extranet
7 9 (9.78%) Intranet
8 8 (8.70%) BIG-IP
9 7 (7.61%) MPLS
9 7 (7.61%) WAN
9 7 (7.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 6 (6.52%) Cisco ASA
10 6 (6.52%) SMTP
10 6 (6.52%) OSPF
10 6 (6.52%) Wireless
11 5 (5.43%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.96%) MySQL
2 10 (10.87%) MongoDB
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database 11g
3 9 (9.78%) Oracle Database
4 8 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.17%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (2.17%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Big Data
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle ODI
6 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.09%) DataStax
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) Jenkins
2 9 (9.78%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.78%) Subversion
3 8 (8.70%) Maven
3 8 (8.70%) Mercurial
4 7 (7.61%) TeamCity
5 5 (5.43%) Eclipse
6 4 (4.35%) JUnit
7 3 (3.26%) JIRA
7 3 (3.26%) Hudson
8 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
8 2 (2.17%) Ant
9 1 (1.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (1.09%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (33.70%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.17%) Advertising
4 2 (2.17%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Front Office
5 1 (1.09%) Electronics
5 1 (1.09%) Retail
5 1 (1.09%) Billing
5 1 (1.09%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.09%) Marketing
5 1 (1.09%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Administrator
2 9 (9.78%) DevOps Engineer
3 8 (8.70%) Developer
3 8 (8.70%) Network Engineer
4 5 (5.43%) Messaging Specialist
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Security Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Analyst
5 4 (4.35%) Architect
5 4 (4.35%) Systems Administrator
5 4 (4.35%) Cisco Voice Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Voice Engineer
5 4 (4.35%) Web Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Communications Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Applications Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Build Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) Technical Developer
6 3 (3.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (3.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (11.96%) WebSphere MQ
2 8 (8.70%) Middleware
3 7 (7.61%) J2EE
4 5 (5.43%) Web Services
4 5 (5.43%) JMS
4 5 (5.43%) TIBCO EMS
4 5 (5.43%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (5.43%) WebCenter
5 4 (4.35%) XMPP
6 3 (3.26%) SOAP
6 3 (3.26%) XML
6 3 (3.26%) Oracle ADF
7 2 (2.17%) XSD
7 2 (2.17%) EJB
7 2 (2.17%) JSP
7 2 (2.17%) Servlets
7 2 (2.17%) Spring
7 2 (2.17%) WSDL
7 2 (2.17%) WebSockets
8 1 (1.09%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) Clustering
2 8 (8.70%) PKI
2 8 (8.70%) Data Centre
3 5 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.35%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.26%) Cryptography
5 3 (3.26%) DataPower
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.17%) Data Integration
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.09%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) iSeries
7 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.09%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.09%) DTV
7 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 45 (48.91%) Linux
2 35 (38.04%) UNIX
3 25 (27.17%) Windows
4 23 (25.00%) Solaris
5 9 (9.78%) AIX
6 6 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 5 (5.43%) zOS
8 4 (4.35%) HPUX
9 3 (3.26%) i5/OS
10 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.09%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.30%) Migration
1 15 (16.30%) DevOps
2 14 (15.22%) Load Balancing
2 14 (15.22%) ITIL
3 13 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (13.04%) Open Source
5 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (9.78%) Configuration Management
5 9 (9.78%) Project Management
6 6 (6.52%) TDD
7 5 (5.43%) SOA
7 5 (5.43%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (4.35%) Change Management
9 3 (3.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (3.26%) E-Commerce
9 3 (3.26%) Time Management
9 3 (3.26%) Load Testing
9 3 (3.26%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) Java
2 15 (16.30%) Python
3 9 (9.78%) Perl
4 8 (8.70%) SQL
5 7 (7.61%) Bash Shell
6 6 (6.52%) Ruby
6 6 (6.52%) Scala
6 6 (6.52%) Go
7 3 (3.26%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.17%) C
8 2 (2.17%) Lisp
8 2 (2.17%) PHP
8 2 (2.17%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
8 2 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.09%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.09%) Korn
9 1 (1.09%) Groovy
9 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) Jython
9 1 (1.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 11 (11.96%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (9.78%) CCNP
3 6 (6.52%) CCNA
4 5 (5.43%) Degree
5 3 (3.26%) Security Cleared
6 2 (2.17%) CISSP
6 2 (2.17%) CCSE
6 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.09%) CISA
7 1 (1.09%) CCSA
7 1 (1.09%) GCIA
7 1 (1.09%) GCIH
7 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (1.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certified Master
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Certified Architect
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 3 (3.26%) QA
2 3 (3.26%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.09%) COSO
3 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.09%) BS7799
3 1 (1.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.09%) COBIT
System Software
1 7 (7.61%) Hyper-V
2 6 (6.52%) Active Directory
3 5 (5.43%) vSphere
4 4 (4.35%) ProxySG
4 4 (4.35%) NFS
5 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.17%) Varnish
5 2 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.09%) PowerHA
6 1 (1.09%) vCloud
6 1 (1.09%) KVM
6 1 (1.09%) Docker
6 1 (1.09%) RHEV
6 1 (1.09%) XenServer
6 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (1.09%) Firmware
6 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (15.22%) Puppet
2 10 (10.87%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (9.78%) Ansible
4 8 (8.70%) Salt
5 6 (6.52%) CA Single Sign-On
6 4 (4.35%) OPNET
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco UCCE
6 4 (4.35%) Oracle Identity Management
6 4 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (3.26%) Vagrant
7 3 (3.26%) yum
7 3 (3.26%) SCCM
8 2 (2.17%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 2 (2.17%) AirWatch
9 1 (1.09%) OpenView
9 1 (1.09%) BladeLogic
9 1 (1.09%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 24 (26.09%) F5
2 17 (18.48%) Cisco
3 14 (15.22%) Oracle
4 13 (14.13%) IBM
5 8 (8.70%) CheckPoint
6 7 (7.61%) Microsoft
6 7 (7.61%) Red Hat
6 7 (7.61%) Riverbed
7 6 (6.52%) HP
7 6 (6.52%) Juniper
7 6 (6.52%) CA
8 5 (5.43%) EMC
8 5 (5.43%) Citrix
8 5 (5.43%) TIBCO
8 5 (5.43%) NetApp
8 5 (5.43%) Veritas
8 5 (5.43%) Blue Coat
9 4 (4.35%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.35%) Aruba
9 4 (4.35%) WorldPay
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