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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 272 315 353
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +38
Contract jobs citing SSL 340 242 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.98% 4.13% 2.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 148 106
Average daily rate
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£411 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £300 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £361
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £31.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -74.80%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.00%
SSL
UK

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
6828 5865 6353
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.34% 15.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 3879 3163 3097
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 379 353 594
Average hourly rate £22.69 £18.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.64% -15.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £44.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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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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
London +41 176 £425 -0.12% 50
South East +29 78 £378 -8.48% 21
North West -13 22 £325 +1.96% 5
Yorkshire -14 19 £375 +25.00% 5
South West -4 17 £400 -21.95% 5
West Midlands +6 7 £433 +1.76% 1
East of England -3 7 £425 +30.76% 8
North East - 7 £420 - 1
East Midlands - 4 £375 -
Midlands - - - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 294 (42.24%) Linux
2 252 (36.21%) TCP/IP
3 250 (35.92%) HTTP
4 226 (32.47%) Firewall
5 215 (30.89%) Windows
6 180 (25.86%) VPN
7 176 (25.29%) Cisco
8 148 (21.26%) Java
9 145 (20.83%) DNS
10 137 (19.68%) Microsoft
11 131 (18.82%) ITIL
12 114 (16.38%) Puppet
13 113 (16.24%) Apache
14 111 (15.95%) Security Cleared
15 109 (15.66%) Configuration Management
16 107 (15.37%) VMware
17 104 (14.94%) SQL
18 103 (14.80%) Network Security
19 102 (14.66%) Juniper
20 101 (14.51%) CheckPoint
21 100 (14.37%) Python
22 98 (14.08%) Oracle
22 98 (14.08%) IIS
22 98 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
23 95 (13.65%) IPsec
23 95 (13.65%) Open Source
23 95 (13.65%) DevOps
24 94 (13.51%) Web Services
25 93 (13.36%) F5
26 92 (13.22%) Continuous Integration

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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
1 113 (16.24%) Apache
2 98 (14.08%) IIS
3 80 (11.49%) WebSphere
4 79 (11.35%) Tomcat
5 65 (9.34%) WebLogic
6 38 (5.46%) WebSphere Application Server
7 30 (4.31%) JBoss
8 28 (4.02%) IBM HTTP Server
9 27 (3.88%) SharePoint
10 25 (3.59%) MS Exchange
11 24 (3.45%) nginx
12 22 (3.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 21 (3.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 21 (3.02%) Oracle Service Bus
14 17 (2.44%) Node.js
15 16 (2.30%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (2.01%) Exchange Server 2010
16 14 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
17 13 (1.87%) Jetty
18 12 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 33 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.59%) MS Office
3 11 (1.58%) MS Project
3 11 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 19 (2.73%) Oracle EBS
2 18 (2.59%) Documaker
3 14 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
4 7 (1.01%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.43%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.60%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.73%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.44%) SaaS
5 9 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.29%) PaaS
5 9 (1.29%) Amazon S3
5 9 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
6 8 (1.15%) Google App Engine
7 6 (0.86%) GitHub
8 5 (0.72%) IaaS
8 5 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.57%) Route 53
9 4 (0.57%) Heroku
9 4 (0.57%) Engine Yard
10 3 (0.43%) Office 365
11 1 (0.14%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 252 (36.21%) TCP/IP
2 250 (35.92%) HTTP
3 226 (32.47%) Firewall
4 180 (25.86%) VPN
5 145 (20.83%) DNS
6 103 (14.80%) Network Security
7 95 (13.65%) IPsec
8 92 (13.22%) LAN
8 92 (13.22%) WAN
9 81 (11.64%) Internet
10 66 (9.48%) Cisco ASA
11 61 (8.76%) FTP
12 59 (8.48%) LDAP
13 57 (8.19%) DHCP
14 56 (8.05%) OSPF
15 55 (7.90%) HTTPS
16 48 (6.90%) BGP
17 42 (6.03%) SAN
18 41 (5.89%) MPLS
18 41 (5.89%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (12.21%) MySQL
2 49 (7.04%) MongoDB
3 48 (6.90%) SQL Server
4 41 (5.89%) Relational Database
5 35 (5.03%) Oracle Database
6 32 (4.60%) RDBMS
7 28 (4.02%) NoSQL
8 26 (3.74%) Oracle Database 11g
9 23 (3.30%) PostgreSQL
10 19 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
11 18 (2.59%) Oracle BI EE
11 18 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
12 15 (2.16%) DB2
12 15 (2.16%) SQL Server 2005
13 13 (1.87%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 13 (1.87%) Redis
14 12 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
15 9 (1.29%) Amazon RDS
16 6 (0.86%) MariaDB
17 4 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 61 (8.76%) Jenkins
2 32 (4.60%) JIRA
3 29 (4.17%) Git (software)
4 26 (3.74%) Subversion
5 24 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 20 (2.87%) Maven
7 16 (2.30%) Introscope
8 15 (2.16%) Eclipse
9 10 (1.44%) JUnit
10 9 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.01%) RSpec
12 6 (0.86%) Hudson
12 6 (0.86%) GCC
12 6 (0.86%) Artifactory
13 5 (0.72%) MSI
14 4 (0.57%) Selenium
14 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.57%) Ant
14 4 (0.57%) JDeveloper
15 3 (0.43%) IntelliJ
General
1 80 (11.49%) Finance
2 60 (8.62%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.45%) Banking
4 22 (3.16%) Financial Institution
5 20 (2.87%) Billing
6 12 (1.72%) Retail
7 11 (1.58%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.72%) Local Government
8 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
9 4 (0.57%) Military
9 4 (0.57%) Legal
10 3 (0.43%) Games
11 2 (0.29%) Marketing
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.29%) Law
12 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
12 1 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 81 (11.64%) Consultant
2 79 (11.35%) Network Engineer
3 78 (11.21%) Developer
4 59 (8.48%) Security Engineer
5 45 (6.47%) Administrator
6 44 (6.32%) Analyst
7 40 (5.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 36 (5.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 34 (4.89%) Software Engineer
11 25 (3.59%) Architect
12 24 (3.45%) Technical Consultant
13 22 (3.16%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 20 (2.87%) Senior Consultant
15 15 (2.16%) Security Analyst
15 15 (2.16%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.16%) Senior Developer
16 14 (2.01%) ITSM Consultant
16 14 (2.01%) Technical Developer
16 14 (2.01%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (13.51%) Web Services
2 83 (11.93%) XML
3 79 (11.35%) .NET
4 66 (9.48%) HTML
5 58 (8.33%) JMS
5 58 (8.33%) Middleware
6 51 (7.33%) SOAP
7 39 (5.60%) REST
8 31 (4.45%) CSS
9 28 (4.02%) ASP.NET
9 28 (4.02%) WSDL
10 27 (3.88%) J2EE
11 25 (3.59%) Ajax
12 24 (3.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 20 (2.87%) WebSphere MQ
13 20 (2.87%) JDBC
14 19 (2.73%) WebCenter
15 18 (2.59%) JSON
16 15 (2.16%) Worklight
17 14 (2.01%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 95 (13.65%) Open Source
2 67 (9.63%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (7.33%) PKI
4 39 (5.60%) Clustering
5 25 (3.59%) Client/Server
6 20 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.30%) SecurID
7 16 (2.30%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.30%) Management Information System
8 14 (2.01%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.01%) CMDB
8 14 (2.01%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.87%) CESG
9 13 (1.87%) Cryptography
9 13 (1.87%) Data Integration
10 12 (1.72%) DataPower
11 9 (1.29%) Blackberry
12 8 (1.15%) User Experience
13 7 (1.01%) IVR
13 7 (1.01%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 294 (42.24%) Linux
2 215 (30.89%) Windows
3 89 (12.79%) UNIX
4 75 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 51 (7.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (5.89%) Windows Server 2012
8 33 (4.74%) Solaris
9 28 (4.02%) CentOS
10 24 (3.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 22 (3.16%) AIX
12 21 (3.02%) Windows XP
13 16 (2.30%) Android
14 15 (2.16%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.87%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.87%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.72%) Windows Phone
17 11 (1.58%) Windows Phone 8
18 10 (1.44%) SUSE
18 10 (1.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (18.82%) ITIL
2 109 (15.66%) Configuration Management
3 98 (14.08%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (13.65%) DevOps
5 92 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
6 77 (11.06%) Load Balancing
7 48 (6.90%) SOA
8 41 (5.89%) Software Engineering
9 40 (5.75%) Service Management
10 37 (5.32%) Scrum
11 36 (5.17%) Service Delivery
11 36 (5.17%) Project Management
12 34 (4.89%) Network Design
13 32 (4.60%) OO
13 32 (4.60%) Kalman Filter
14 29 (4.17%) UML
14 29 (4.17%) TOGAF
14 29 (4.17%) Validation
15 26 (3.74%) Migration
15 26 (3.74%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (21.26%) Java
2 104 (14.94%) SQL
3 100 (14.37%) Python
4 72 (10.34%) JavaScript
5 68 (9.77%) Bash Shell
6 66 (9.48%) PHP
7 55 (7.90%) Ruby
8 49 (7.04%) Shell Script
9 48 (6.90%) Perl
10 44 (6.32%) Jython
11 43 (6.18%) C
12 40 (5.75%) C#
13 34 (4.89%) PowerShell
14 25 (3.59%) C++
15 18 (2.59%) Korn
16 16 (2.30%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 9 (1.29%) VB
17 9 (1.29%) Scala
18 7 (1.01%) VBScript
18 7 (1.01%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 77 (11.06%) SC Cleared
3 76 (10.92%) Degree
4 72 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 55 (7.90%) CCNP
6 37 (5.32%) Microsoft Certification
7 32 (4.60%) CISSP
8 31 (4.45%) DV Cleared
9 29 (4.17%) CCNA
10 21 (3.02%) MCSE
11 15 (2.16%) CCIE
12 11 (1.58%) CCSE
13 10 (1.44%) ISTQB
13 10 (1.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 10 (1.44%) CCSA
14 9 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
15 7 (1.01%) BC Cleared
16 5 (0.72%) CCDP
16 5 (0.72%) CISM
17 4 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.02%) QA
2 24 (3.45%) PCI DSS
3 18 (2.59%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.58%) SLA
6 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.14%) COSO
System Software
1 63 (9.05%) Active Directory
2 49 (7.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.74%) ProxySG
4 25 (3.59%) vSphere
5 21 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.02%) Hyper-V
6 20 (2.87%) Firmware
7 16 (2.30%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (2.01%) Xen
9 13 (1.87%) VMware ESX
10 10 (1.44%) Sendmail
10 10 (1.44%) Nmap
10 10 (1.44%) ISA Server
11 9 (1.29%) Varnish
12 8 (1.15%) NFS
13 7 (1.01%) XenApp
14 6 (0.86%) XenServer
15 5 (0.72%) Samba
15 5 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 114 (16.38%) Puppet
2 58 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (3.02%) SCCM
4 19 (2.73%) Nagios
5 18 (2.59%) Ansible
6 17 (2.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 15 (2.16%) Oracle Identity Management
8 14 (2.01%) HP UCMDB
8 14 (2.01%) Nessus
9 13 (1.87%) MIMEsweeper
10 11 (1.58%) Salt
11 10 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
12 9 (1.29%) MAILsweeper
12 9 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 9 (1.29%) CA SiteMinder
12 9 (1.29%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (1.01%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.86%) Vagrant
14 6 (0.86%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 176 (25.29%) Cisco
2 137 (19.68%) Microsoft
3 107 (15.37%) VMware
4 102 (14.66%) Juniper
5 101 (14.51%) CheckPoint
6 98 (14.08%) Oracle
7 93 (13.36%) F5
8 81 (11.64%) HP
9 71 (10.20%) Red Hat
10 61 (8.76%) IBM
11 60 (8.62%) Blue Coat
12 44 (6.32%) Citrix
13 29 (4.17%) McAfee
13 29 (4.17%) ServiceNow
14 25 (3.59%) CA
15 24 (3.45%) Fortinet
15 24 (3.45%) NetApp
16 23 (3.30%) Remedy
17 22 (3.16%) Google
18 20 (2.87%) Software AG
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