The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the East of England region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 142 115 132
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +17
Contract jobs citing SSL 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.23% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.64% 1.27% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 3
Average daily rate
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£375 £285 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.57% -32.94%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £365
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -12.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
426 394 605
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 14.04% 16.49% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 154 239
Average daily rate £313 £290 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.75% -17.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £188 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 57 67
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.00 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +7.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.05 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £37.00 £46.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SSL
England

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the East of England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the East of England region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the East of England region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 July 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -10 2 - - 2
Suffolk -21 2 £375 +31.57% 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Essex - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 4
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 10 (71.43%) VPN
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Windows
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
4 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
4 5 (35.71%) HP
4 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 4 (28.57%) MPLS
5 4 (28.57%) Migration
5 4 (28.57%) VMware
5 4 (28.57%) CCNA
5 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
5 4 (28.57%) PKI
5 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (28.57%) F5
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (21.43%) Zeacom
6 3 (21.43%) Network Security
6 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
6 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
6 3 (21.43%) Subversion
6 3 (21.43%) SSH
6 3 (21.43%) WAN
6 3 (21.43%) DHCP
6 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
6 3 (21.43%) CCNP
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
6 3 (21.43%) DNS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 4 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) Apache
3 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 2 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) VPN
1 10 (71.43%) Firewall
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (28.57%) SAN
3 4 (28.57%) MPLS
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
4 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
4 3 (21.43%) Wireless
4 3 (21.43%) IPsec
4 3 (21.43%) IP Telephony
4 3 (21.43%) SSH
4 3 (21.43%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) Kerberos
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) DHCP
4 3 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 2 (14.29%) HTTP
5 2 (14.29%) LDAP
5 2 (14.29%) ISDN
5 2 (14.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Subversion
2 2 (14.29%) Maven
2 2 (14.29%) Fiddler
2 2 (14.29%) Ant
General
1 2 (14.29%) Billing
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Network Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technician
4 1 (7.14%) DevOps Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Network Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (14.29%) JAAS
1 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 1 (7.14%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) SAML
2 1 (7.14%) Ajax
2 1 (7.14%) JSON
2 1 (7.14%) Symfony
2 1 (7.14%) CakePHP
2 1 (7.14%) jQuery
2 1 (7.14%) RESTful
2 1 (7.14%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) PKI
2 2 (14.29%) EqualLogic
3 1 (7.14%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) UNIX
3 1 (7.14%) CentOS
3 1 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) PRINCE2
2 2 (14.29%) Software Deployment
2 2 (14.29%) DevOps
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Risk Management
3 1 (7.14%) Information Security
3 1 (7.14%) Data Migration
3 1 (7.14%) SIEM
3 1 (7.14%) WAN Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (14.29%) Java
1 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
2 1 (7.14%) C
2 1 (7.14%) JavaScript
2 1 (7.14%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (28.57%) CCNA
3 3 (21.43%) CCNP
4 2 (14.29%) MCSE
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (14.29%) CCSA
4 2 (14.29%) CCSE
4 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (7.14%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (14.29%) OpenSSO
2 2 (14.29%) Puppet
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco
2 5 (35.71%) HP
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) F5
4 3 (21.43%) Zeacom
4 3 (21.43%) Dell
4 3 (21.43%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
5 2 (14.29%) Sun
5 2 (14.29%) Imperva
5 2 (14.29%) Altiris
5 2 (14.29%) Sourcefire
5 2 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 2 (14.29%) ForgeRock
6 1 (7.14%) Rackspace
6 1 (7.14%) TippingPoint
6 1 (7.14%) Riverbed
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) 3PAR