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 28 November 2014 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 299 300 334
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +34
Contract jobs citing SSL 341 285 221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.60% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 4.40% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 169 138
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £166
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £331
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.36% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -
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
7566 6482 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.35% 13.69% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4413 3630 3611
Average daily rate £365 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 432 604
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.13 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.88 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+5.17% +3.57%

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 2014.

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 28 November 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
London +8 153 £450 - 28
South East +9 83 £409 +2.18% 22
North West -3 27 £500 +69.77% 3
Yorkshire -4 26 £375 +25.00% 9
East Midlands - 13 £425 - 2
North East - 12 £348 - 1
East of England -7 11 £425 +13.33% 4
South West -31 6 £375 +15.38% 4
Midlands 0 4 £450 -
West Midlands -19 2 - - 2
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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.

1 271 (40.21%) Linux
2 239 (35.46%) HTTP
3 219 (32.49%) Firewall
4 200 (29.67%) TCP/IP
5 199 (29.53%) Windows
6 180 (26.71%) VPN
7 158 (23.44%) Cisco
8 146 (21.66%) ITIL
9 137 (20.33%) DNS
10 133 (19.73%) Java
11 116 (17.21%) Oracle
12 115 (17.06%) Security Cleared
13 109 (16.17%) Apache
14 107 (15.88%) Microsoft
15 104 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
16 101 (14.99%) Juniper
17 99 (14.69%) UNIX
18 98 (14.54%) SQL
19 96 (14.24%) Network Security
20 94 (13.95%) WebSphere
20 94 (13.95%) IIS
21 93 (13.80%) Python
21 93 (13.80%) VMware
22 91 (13.50%) XML
23 90 (13.35%) HP
23 90 (13.35%) F5
24 88 (13.06%) WAN
25 85 (12.61%) CheckPoint
25 85 (12.61%) Load Balancing
26 84 (12.46%) Finance

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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
1 109 (16.17%) Apache
2 94 (13.95%) WebSphere
2 94 (13.95%) IIS
3 76 (11.28%) Tomcat
4 53 (7.86%) WebLogic
5 44 (6.53%) WebSphere Application Server
6 29 (4.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 27 (4.01%) MS Exchange
7 27 (4.01%) IBM HTTP Server
7 27 (4.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 26 (3.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 23 (3.41%) SharePoint
10 22 (3.26%) WebLogic Portal
11 21 (3.12%) JBoss
12 19 (2.82%) nginx
13 16 (2.37%) BizTalk Server
14 14 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
14 14 (2.08%) Node.js
14 14 (2.08%) WebSphere Process Server
15 13 (1.93%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (5.64%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.56%) MS Office
3 14 (2.08%) MS Project
4 12 (1.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.59%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (4.01%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (3.12%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (2.97%) Documaker
4 11 (1.63%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.59%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.30%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (3.12%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.52%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.93%) SaaS
4 13 (1.93%) PaaS
4 13 (1.93%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (1.63%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.34%) IaaS
6 9 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.19%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.89%) Office 365
9 4 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.59%) Route 53
10 3 (0.45%) GitHub
11 2 (0.30%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.30%) Heroku
11 2 (0.30%) Engine Yard
12 1 (0.15%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 239 (35.46%) HTTP
2 219 (32.49%) Firewall
3 200 (29.67%) TCP/IP
4 180 (26.71%) VPN
5 137 (20.33%) DNS
6 96 (14.24%) Network Security
7 88 (13.06%) WAN
8 80 (11.87%) LAN
9 67 (9.94%) HTTPS
9 67 (9.94%) IPsec
10 66 (9.79%) Internet
11 60 (8.90%) LDAP
12 50 (7.42%) MPLS
13 49 (7.27%) Cisco ASA
14 43 (6.38%) FTP
15 42 (6.23%) OSPF
15 42 (6.23%) BGP
16 38 (5.64%) SAN
17 37 (5.49%) DHCP
18 36 (5.34%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (8.16%) MySQL
2 53 (7.86%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.38%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.71%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (2.97%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.97%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (2.97%) Oracle ODI
6 19 (2.82%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 17 (2.52%) DB2
7 17 (2.52%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.52%) SQL Server 2005
8 14 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.93%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.63%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.48%) Redis
13 9 (1.34%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.45%) Crystal Enterprise
15 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 41 (6.08%) JIRA
1 41 (6.08%) Jenkins
2 23 (3.41%) Visual Studio
3 16 (2.37%) Introscope
4 15 (2.23%) Maven
4 15 (2.23%) Git (software)
5 14 (2.08%) Subversion
6 10 (1.48%) Hudson
7 9 (1.34%) Eclipse
8 8 (1.19%) RSpec
9 7 (1.04%) JDeveloper
9 7 (1.04%) GCC
9 7 (1.04%) Selenium
10 6 (0.89%) Artifactory
10 6 (0.89%) Ant
11 4 (0.59%) Gradle
12 3 (0.45%) IntelliJ
12 3 (0.45%) MSI
13 2 (0.30%) Metasploit
13 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
General
1 84 (12.46%) Finance
2 63 (9.35%) Telecoms
3 30 (4.45%) Banking
4 23 (3.41%) Billing
5 22 (3.26%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.23%) Retail
7 9 (1.34%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.04%) Local Government
9 6 (0.89%) Games
10 5 (0.74%) Legal
10 5 (0.74%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.45%) Law
12 3 (0.45%) Marketing
13 2 (0.30%) Electronics
13 2 (0.30%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.15%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Publishing
14 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 78 (11.57%) Developer
1 78 (11.57%) Consultant
2 72 (10.68%) Network Engineer
3 50 (7.42%) Security Engineer
4 47 (6.97%) Administrator
5 46 (6.82%) Analyst
6 38 (5.64%) Software Engineer
7 32 (4.75%) Architect
8 30 (4.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 29 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
10 26 (3.86%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.67%) Support Analyst
12 17 (2.52%) Applications Support
13 16 (2.37%) Systems Administrator
14 15 (2.23%) Senior Consultant
14 15 (2.23%) Support Engineer
14 15 (2.23%) Senior Security Engineer
14 15 (2.23%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 14 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
16 13 (1.93%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (13.50%) XML
2 78 (11.57%) Middleware
3 77 (11.42%) Web Services
4 76 (11.28%) .NET
5 73 (10.83%) JMS
6 57 (8.46%) HTML
7 54 (8.01%) SOAP
7 54 (8.01%) REST
8 40 (5.93%) WSDL
9 31 (4.60%) Oracle Fusion
10 28 (4.15%) WebSphere MQ
11 27 (4.01%) ASP.NET
12 26 (3.86%) CSS
13 23 (3.41%) JDBC
14 22 (3.26%) J2EE
15 20 (2.97%) WebCenter
16 19 (2.82%) JSON
17 15 (2.23%) Servlets
17 15 (2.23%) Ajax
18 14 (2.08%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.28%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.98%) Open Source
3 48 (7.12%) PKI
3 48 (7.12%) Clustering
4 22 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 20 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
5 20 (2.97%) Client/Server
6 18 (2.67%) Data Integration
7 16 (2.37%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.37%) Cryptography
8 14 (2.08%) DataPower
9 13 (1.93%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.93%) SecurID
10 12 (1.78%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.63%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.63%) User Experience
12 10 (1.48%) CESG
13 8 (1.19%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.04%) CMDB
14 7 (1.04%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 271 (40.21%) Linux
2 199 (29.53%) Windows
3 99 (14.69%) UNIX
4 71 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (6.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 39 (5.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (4.15%) AIX
9 27 (4.01%) Solaris
10 25 (3.71%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.41%) CentOS
12 22 (3.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 15 (2.23%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.93%) Windows 2000
14 13 (1.93%) Windows 7
14 13 (1.93%) Android
15 10 (1.48%) Windows Phone
15 10 (1.48%) SUSE
16 9 (1.34%) Windows Phone 8
17 6 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (21.66%) ITIL
2 104 (15.43%) Agile Software Development
3 85 (12.61%) Load Balancing
4 82 (12.17%) DevOps
5 77 (11.42%) Configuration Management
6 71 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
7 55 (8.16%) SOA
8 54 (8.01%) Scrum
9 49 (7.27%) Software Engineering
10 44 (6.53%) Service Delivery
11 39 (5.79%) UML
11 39 (5.79%) Service Management
12 37 (5.49%) Project Management
12 37 (5.49%) Migration
12 37 (5.49%) TOGAF
13 34 (5.04%) SysML
14 32 (4.75%) Validation
14 32 (4.75%) OO
15 30 (4.45%) Incident Management
16 26 (3.86%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 133 (19.73%) Java
2 98 (14.54%) SQL
3 93 (13.80%) Python
4 74 (10.98%) Bash Shell
5 70 (10.39%) JavaScript
6 61 (9.05%) PHP
7 51 (7.57%) Jython
8 44 (6.53%) Shell Script
9 42 (6.23%) Ruby
9 42 (6.23%) Perl
10 39 (5.79%) C
11 36 (5.34%) C#
12 32 (4.75%) PowerShell
13 25 (3.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 23 (3.41%) C++
15 16 (2.37%) Korn
16 9 (1.34%) VB
16 9 (1.34%) Scala
17 7 (1.04%) VBScript
17 7 (1.04%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 115 (17.06%) Security Cleared
2 79 (11.72%) SC Cleared
3 69 (10.24%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (8.01%) Degree
5 49 (7.27%) CCNP
6 26 (3.86%) DV Cleared
6 26 (3.86%) Microsoft Certification
7 25 (3.71%) CCNA
8 18 (2.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 18 (2.67%) CISSP
9 15 (2.23%) CCIE
9 15 (2.23%) MCSE
10 13 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.93%) ISTQB
11 12 (1.78%) CCSE
12 11 (1.63%) CCSA
13 7 (1.04%) BC Cleared
14 6 (0.89%) PMI Certification
15 5 (0.74%) RHCE
15 5 (0.74%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.30%) QA
2 23 (3.41%) Data Quality
3 18 (2.67%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.63%) SLA
6 9 (1.34%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.59%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.30%) COBIT
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 81 (12.02%) Active Directory
2 42 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.75%) vSphere
4 30 (4.45%) ProxySG
5 21 (3.12%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (3.12%) Hyper-V
6 18 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
6 18 (2.67%) Firmware
7 13 (1.93%) Nmap
7 13 (1.93%) Xen
8 10 (1.48%) VMware ESX
9 9 (1.34%) Sendmail
10 8 (1.19%) XenServer
10 8 (1.19%) Varnish
11 7 (1.04%) XenApp
12 6 (0.89%) vCloud
13 5 (0.74%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.74%) qmail
13 5 (0.74%) OpenSSH
14 4 (0.59%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 81 (12.02%) Puppet
2 33 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.41%) SCCM
4 22 (3.26%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 17 (2.52%) Nessus
7 15 (2.23%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.93%) WhatsUp Gold
9 12 (1.78%) Tivoli
10 11 (1.63%) Nagios
10 11 (1.63%) Ansible
11 8 (1.19%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (1.04%) Zenoss
13 6 (0.89%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.89%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
14 5 (0.74%) YUM
Vendors
1 158 (23.44%) Cisco
2 116 (17.21%) Oracle
3 107 (15.88%) Microsoft
4 101 (14.99%) Juniper
5 93 (13.80%) VMware
6 90 (13.35%) HP
6 90 (13.35%) F5
7 85 (12.61%) CheckPoint
8 71 (10.53%) IBM
9 55 (8.16%) Red Hat
10 46 (6.82%) Blue Coat
11 32 (4.75%) Citrix
12 27 (4.01%) Software AG
13 26 (3.86%) Remedy
14 23 (3.41%) McAfee
14 23 (3.41%) Google
14 23 (3.41%) ServiceNow
15 18 (2.67%) 3PAR
15 18 (2.67%) Siebel
15 18 (2.67%) Websense
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