The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 278 287 329
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +42
Contract jobs citing SSL 417 342 256
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.67% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.53% 4.50% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 202 172
Average daily rate
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£428 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £273 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+21.42% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.00% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £20.00 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £143.25 £41.00 £35.55
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 England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7544 7593 6572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.00% 14.83% 13.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 4388 4193 3642
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 488 415 381
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.29
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 England

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in England

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in England

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in England

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in England

SSL
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015.

SSL Hourly Rate Histogram in England

SSL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 1 September 2015. 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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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
London -52 166 £428 +6.87% 24
South East -2 88 £425 +21.42% 18
Yorkshire +5 43 £350 -17.64% 11
North East +7 38 £525 +28.44% 2
North West +6 32 £350 +25.00% 10
South West +7 23 £450 +42.85% 7
East of England +18 22 £450 +20.00% 4
West Midlands +11 6 £300 - 4
East Midlands -14 2 - - 2
Midlands - 2 £500 -
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SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 346 (42.45%) Firewall
2 318 (39.02%) Linux
3 278 (34.11%) Cisco
4 267 (32.76%) TCP/IP
5 244 (29.94%) HTTP
6 237 (29.08%) VPN
7 215 (26.38%) Windows
8 204 (25.03%) Java
9 196 (24.05%) DNS
10 192 (23.56%) WAN
11 168 (20.61%) ITIL
11 168 (20.61%) CheckPoint
12 167 (20.49%) Juniper
13 166 (20.37%) UNIX
14 162 (19.88%) LAN
15 161 (19.75%) Microsoft
15 161 (19.75%) IPsec
16 160 (19.63%) VMware
17 150 (18.40%) WebSphere
18 136 (16.69%) Configuration Management
19 135 (16.56%) Finance
19 135 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
20 134 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
20 134 (16.44%) Network Security
21 130 (15.95%) Apache
22 126 (15.46%) Data Centre
23 125 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
24 116 (14.23%) Jenkins
25 112 (13.74%) Open Source
25 112 (13.74%) IIS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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
1 150 (18.40%) WebSphere
2 130 (15.95%) Apache
3 112 (13.74%) IIS
4 103 (12.64%) Tomcat
5 50 (6.13%) WebSphere Application Server
6 49 (6.01%) Jetty
7 47 (5.77%) nginx
8 38 (4.66%) JBoss
9 33 (4.05%) WebLogic
10 20 (2.45%) MS Exchange
11 15 (1.84%) CICS
11 15 (1.84%) MQSeries
11 15 (1.84%) SharePoint
12 12 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (1.47%) Node.js
13 10 (1.23%) Confluence
13 10 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.98%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.98%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 48 (5.89%) MS Excel
2 30 (3.68%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.33%) MS Office
4 18 (2.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.49%) MS Project
6 3 (0.37%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.37%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.37%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.37%) RMDS
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.12%) Documaker
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 89 (10.92%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
3 41 (5.03%) Cloud Computing
4 37 (4.54%) Google App Engine
4 37 (4.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (3.80%) Microsoft Azure
6 27 (3.31%) PaaS
7 16 (1.96%) SaaS
8 10 (1.23%) SoftLayer
9 8 (0.98%) Sumo Logic
10 5 (0.61%) Office 365
10 5 (0.61%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.37%) IaaS
11 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 346 (42.45%) Firewall
2 267 (32.76%) TCP/IP
3 244 (29.94%) HTTP
4 237 (29.08%) VPN
5 196 (24.05%) DNS
6 192 (23.56%) WAN
7 162 (19.88%) LAN
8 161 (19.75%) IPsec
9 134 (16.44%) Network Security
10 111 (13.62%) Cisco ASA
11 102 (12.52%) DHCP
12 89 (10.92%) MPLS
13 88 (10.80%) Internet
14 79 (9.69%) FTP
15 70 (8.59%) OSPF
16 67 (8.22%) BGP
17 63 (7.73%) SMTP
18 61 (7.48%) VLAN
19 59 (7.24%) SAN
20 58 (7.12%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (7.24%) MySQL
2 48 (5.89%) SQL Server
3 43 (5.28%) MongoDB
4 36 (4.42%) Relational Database
5 35 (4.29%) Oracle Database
6 30 (3.68%) PostgreSQL
7 24 (2.94%) DB2
8 16 (1.96%) RDBMS
9 14 (1.72%) Oracle Database 11g
10 11 (1.35%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.23%) Big Data
11 10 (1.23%) NoSQL
12 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
14 4 (0.49%) DataStage
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.49%) Data Mining
14 4 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.37%) Couchbase
15 3 (0.37%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 116 (14.23%) Jenkins
2 53 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 51 (6.26%) Subversion
4 30 (3.68%) Maven
5 20 (2.45%) JIRA
6 19 (2.33%) Hudson
7 18 (2.21%) Mercurial
8 12 (1.47%) SoapUI
8 12 (1.47%) Eclipse
9 11 (1.35%) Visual Studio
10 9 (1.10%) Ant
10 9 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 9 (1.10%) Artifactory
11 8 (0.98%) Metasploit
12 6 (0.74%) Selenium
12 6 (0.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 5 (0.61%) JUnit
14 4 (0.49%) NetBeans
14 4 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.49%) JConsole
General
1 135 (16.56%) Finance
2 39 (4.79%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.42%) Banking
4 16 (1.96%) Retail
5 13 (1.60%) Legal
6 11 (1.35%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 7 (0.86%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.74%) Publishing
9 4 (0.49%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.37%) Military
10 3 (0.37%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.37%) Marketing
10 3 (0.37%) Back Office
11 2 (0.25%) Electronics
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Advertising
11 2 (0.25%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 106 (13.01%) Network Engineer
2 104 (12.76%) Developer
3 97 (11.90%) Analyst
4 72 (8.83%) Consultant
5 66 (8.10%) Architect
6 59 (7.24%) Administrator
7 44 (5.40%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (5.28%) Security Analyst
9 40 (4.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.42%) Security Engineer
11 34 (4.17%) Java Developer
12 28 (3.44%) Technical Analyst
13 25 (3.07%) Senior Analyst
14 23 (2.82%) Service Analyst
14 23 (2.82%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.70%) Technical Architect
15 22 (2.70%) Web Engineer
16 20 (2.45%) Service Desk Analyst
17 19 (2.33%) Senior Network Engineer
17 19 (2.33%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (11.17%) Web Services
2 76 (9.33%) Middleware
3 72 (8.83%) .NET
4 70 (8.59%) XML
5 66 (8.10%) J2EE
6 57 (6.99%) HTML
7 54 (6.63%) CSS
8 50 (6.13%) WebSphere MQ
9 48 (5.89%) SOAP
10 45 (5.52%) Servlets
11 40 (4.91%) REST
12 29 (3.56%) JMS
12 29 (3.56%) SAML
12 29 (3.56%) JSON
13 26 (3.19%) Ajax
14 25 (3.07%) 802.1X
15 20 (2.45%) LAMP
15 20 (2.45%) WSDL
16 19 (2.33%) XSLT
16 19 (2.33%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 126 (15.46%) Data Centre
2 109 (13.37%) PKI
3 49 (6.01%) Clustering
3 49 (6.01%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (5.28%) DataPower
5 28 (3.44%) Client/Server
6 23 (2.82%) Management Information System
7 22 (2.70%) Mainframe
7 22 (2.70%) Cryptography
8 17 (2.09%) Computer Science
9 13 (1.60%) SecurID
10 12 (1.47%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 11 (1.35%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.10%) VSAM
13 8 (0.98%) CMDB
13 8 (0.98%) Statistics
13 8 (0.98%) User Experience
13 8 (0.98%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.86%) Algorithms
14 7 (0.86%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 318 (39.02%) Linux
2 215 (26.38%) Windows
3 166 (20.37%) UNIX
4 92 (11.29%) Solaris
5 50 (6.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (5.40%) AIX
7 39 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (3.07%) zOS
9 18 (2.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (1.96%) Windows 7
11 15 (1.84%) CentOS
12 14 (1.72%) Mac OS X
13 10 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 10 (1.23%) Android
14 8 (0.98%) Windows XP
15 7 (0.86%) SUSE
16 6 (0.74%) Debian
17 5 (0.61%) OS/390
17 5 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 168 (20.61%) ITIL
2 136 (16.69%) Configuration Management
3 135 (16.56%) Agile Software Development
4 134 (16.44%) Continuous Integration
5 112 (13.74%) Open Source
6 99 (12.15%) Migration
7 93 (11.41%) Load Balancing
8 81 (9.94%) DevOps
9 70 (8.59%) Kalman Filter
10 49 (6.01%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 44 (5.40%) Service Management
12 43 (5.28%) Service Delivery
12 43 (5.28%) Penetration Testing
13 42 (5.15%) Project Management
14 40 (4.91%) TDD
14 40 (4.91%) Analytics
15 37 (4.54%) SIEM
16 36 (4.42%) Information Security
17 35 (4.29%) Performance Tuning
17 35 (4.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (25.03%) Java
2 91 (11.17%) Python
3 90 (11.04%) SQL
4 77 (9.45%) Perl
5 59 (7.24%) JavaScript
6 47 (5.77%) PHP
6 47 (5.77%) Ruby
7 40 (4.91%) C++
8 38 (4.66%) Bash Shell
9 36 (4.42%) C
10 33 (4.05%) Shell Script
11 30 (3.68%) C#
12 26 (3.19%) PowerShell
13 17 (2.09%) Go
14 15 (1.84%) Scala
15 11 (1.35%) Groovy
16 10 (1.23%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.10%) JCL
18 8 (0.98%) PL/SQL
19 7 (0.86%) Jython
Qualifications
1 111 (13.62%) Cisco Certification
2 102 (12.52%) Security Cleared
3 84 (10.31%) CCNP
4 70 (8.59%) SC Cleared
5 54 (6.63%) CCNA
6 51 (6.26%) CISSP
7 50 (6.13%) Degree
8 36 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
9 34 (4.17%) CCIE
10 30 (3.68%) CCSE
10 30 (3.68%) CISMP
11 29 (3.56%) CISM
12 24 (2.94%) CCSA
13 20 (2.45%) CCSP
13 20 (2.45%) CCDP
14 18 (2.21%) DV Cleared
15 16 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (1.84%) CCENT
17 11 (1.35%) CCIP
18 8 (0.98%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (5.52%) QA
3 30 (3.68%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.47%) SLA
4 12 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.35%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.49%) COBIT
7 4 (0.49%) COSO
8 3 (0.37%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.25%) JSP 440
9 2 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 125 (15.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 84 (10.31%) Active Directory
3 43 (5.28%) Hyper-V
4 38 (4.66%) Xen
5 31 (3.80%) vSphere
6 28 (3.44%) ProxySG
7 19 (2.33%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (2.09%) Varnish
9 16 (1.96%) RACF
9 16 (1.96%) Time Sharing Option
10 14 (1.72%) XenApp
11 13 (1.60%) NFS
12 10 (1.23%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 9 (1.10%) VMware ESX
13 9 (1.10%) vCloud
14 8 (0.98%) VirtualBox
14 8 (0.98%) XenServer
14 8 (0.98%) Docker
15 7 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
16 6 (0.74%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 102 (12.52%) Puppet
2 80 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (3.56%) Ansible
4 23 (2.82%) Nagios
5 18 (2.21%) Salt
6 15 (1.84%) yum
7 13 (1.60%) Vagrant
8 11 (1.35%) CA Single Sign-On
9 9 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 9 (1.10%) OMEGAMON
9 9 (1.10%) SCCM
9 9 (1.10%) zSecure
10 8 (0.98%) Nmap
11 7 (0.86%) HP UCMDB
12 6 (0.74%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.74%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.74%) NetCrunch
13 5 (0.61%) Zenoss
14 4 (0.49%) Oracle Identity Management
14 4 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 278 (34.11%) Cisco
2 168 (20.61%) CheckPoint
3 167 (20.49%) Juniper
4 161 (19.75%) Microsoft
5 160 (19.63%) VMware
6 109 (13.37%) F5
7 106 (13.01%) Oracle
8 84 (10.31%) Blue Coat
9 82 (10.06%) IBM
10 67 (8.22%) Citrix
11 45 (5.52%) Google
12 43 (5.28%) Red Hat
13 35 (4.29%) Kaspersky
13 35 (4.29%) Clearswift
14 33 (4.05%) NetApp
14 33 (4.05%) Dell
15 30 (3.68%) McAfee
16 28 (3.44%) Nokia
17 24 (2.94%) HP
18 23 (2.82%) IronPort
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