The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 393 333 299
Rank change year-on-year
-60 -34
Contract jobs citing SSL 200 171 315
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.39% 0.40% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.01% 2.61% 3.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 87 150
Average daily rate £400 £338 £391
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £192 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £475 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 9
Average hourly rate £27.87 £35.00 £43.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.38% -19.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.16 £19.96 £31.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.57 £42.25 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -28.16%
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SSL
UK

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -28 91 £425 - 33
South East +10 52 £400 +23.07% 19
North West -8 18 £293 +134.00% 6
South West -7 17 £470 +63.47% 1
Yorkshire -32 7 £384 +51.98% 7
East of England - 7 £400 - 6
East Midlands -9 5 £388 +6.89% 4
West Midlands -14 2 £400 - 2
Midlands - - - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 191 (41.16%) Linux
2 173 (37.28%) Windows
3 161 (34.70%) TCP/IP
4 147 (31.68%) UNIX
5 130 (28.02%) HTTP
5 130 (28.02%) Firewall
6 124 (26.72%) VPN
7 118 (25.43%) Java
8 113 (24.35%) DNS
9 91 (19.61%) Oracle
10 86 (18.53%) JavaScript
11 85 (18.32%) Web Services
12 84 (18.10%) LDAP
13 81 (17.46%) Microsoft
14 75 (16.16%) Cisco
15 73 (15.73%) Active Directory
15 73 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
16 69 (14.87%) ITIL
16 69 (14.87%) HTML
16 69 (14.87%) Load Balancing
17 66 (14.22%) IIS
17 66 (14.22%) XML
18 63 (13.58%) Configuration Management
19 61 (13.15%) PHP
20 59 (12.72%) Apache
21 56 (12.07%) Internet
21 56 (12.07%) Finance
22 55 (11.85%) Degree
23 54 (11.64%) HP
24 52 (11.21%) HTTPS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 66 (14.22%) IIS
2 59 (12.72%) Apache
3 40 (8.62%) WebLogic
4 38 (8.19%) Tomcat
5 37 (7.97%) WebSphere
6 29 (6.25%) SharePoint
7 26 (5.60%) Node.js
8 23 (4.96%) WebSphere Application Server
9 16 (3.45%) CMS
10 14 (3.02%) IBM HTTP Server
10 14 (3.02%) Gentran
11 12 (2.59%) SAS
11 12 (2.59%) Drupal
12 11 (2.37%) MS Exchange
13 10 (2.16%) Confluence
14 9 (1.94%) nginx
14 9 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (1.72%) Jetty
16 7 (1.51%) BizTalk Server
17 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 19 (4.09%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.94%) MS Office
3 8 (1.72%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.43%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) MS Project
5 1 (0.22%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 18 (3.88%) Oracle EBS
2 10 (2.16%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.22%) SAP GRC
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.22%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.22%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 40 (8.62%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (5.17%) SaaS
3 11 (2.37%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 8 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.08%) Amazon S3
6 5 (1.08%) Route 53
6 5 (1.08%) CloudFront
7 4 (0.86%) Rackspace Cloud
7 4 (0.86%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.43%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.22%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 161 (34.70%) TCP/IP
2 130 (28.02%) HTTP
2 130 (28.02%) Firewall
3 124 (26.72%) VPN
4 113 (24.35%) DNS
5 84 (18.10%) LDAP
6 56 (12.07%) Internet
7 52 (11.21%) HTTPS
8 45 (9.70%) FTP
9 44 (9.48%) WAN
10 36 (7.76%) IPsec
10 36 (7.76%) SSH
11 32 (6.90%) Network Security
12 30 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
13 28 (6.03%) LAN
14 27 (5.82%) DMZ
15 24 (5.17%) SMTP
15 24 (5.17%) X.509
15 24 (5.17%) Wireshark
16 22 (4.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (7.33%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.31%) MySQL
3 17 (3.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (3.66%) Relational Database
4 12 (2.59%) DB2
5 11 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 9 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.72%) NoSQL
7 8 (1.72%) Oracle Database
8 6 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
8 6 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (1.08%) Apache Cassandra
9 5 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (1.08%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
11 3 (0.65%) DataStage
12 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 10g
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (9.70%) Subversion
2 41 (8.84%) Jenkins
3 37 (7.97%) Git (software)
4 24 (5.17%) Ant
4 24 (5.17%) JUnit
4 24 (5.17%) Maven
5 16 (3.45%) JIRA
6 15 (3.23%) Eclipse
7 14 (3.02%) Selenium
8 10 (2.16%) Gradle
9 9 (1.94%) Mockito
10 8 (1.72%) Visual Studio
10 8 (1.72%) FitNesse
11 7 (1.51%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.29%) JMeter
13 5 (1.08%) WebDriver
14 4 (0.86%) Hudson
14 4 (0.86%) Apache Continuum
14 4 (0.86%) Rhino Mocks
14 4 (0.86%) Fiddler
General
1 56 (12.07%) Finance
2 30 (6.47%) Banking
3 18 (3.88%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.16%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.72%) Retail
6 7 (1.51%) Games
7 5 (1.08%) Back Office
8 3 (0.65%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.65%) Advertising
8 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.65%) Local Government
9 2 (0.43%) Billing
9 2 (0.43%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.43%) Marketing
10 1 (0.22%) German Language
10 1 (0.22%) Automotive
10 1 (0.22%) Law
10 1 (0.22%) Front Office
10 1 (0.22%) International Banking
10 1 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 72 (15.52%) Developer
2 50 (10.78%) Consultant
3 41 (8.84%) Administrator
4 40 (8.62%) Analyst
5 33 (7.11%) Architect
6 32 (6.90%) Network Engineer
7 20 (4.31%) Systems Administrator
8 19 (4.09%) Security Engineer
9 16 (3.45%) Software Engineer
9 16 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 16 (3.45%) Designer
10 14 (3.02%) Python Developer
10 14 (3.02%) Technical Consultant
10 14 (3.02%) DevOps Engineer
10 14 (3.02%) Security Designer
11 12 (2.59%) Tester
11 12 (2.59%) Linux Administrator
11 12 (2.59%) Security Analyst
11 12 (2.59%) Cloud Software Engineer
11 12 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (18.32%) Web Services
2 69 (14.87%) HTML
3 66 (14.22%) XML
4 49 (10.56%) CSS
4 49 (10.56%) .NET
5 47 (10.13%) Middleware
6 33 (7.11%) REST
7 32 (6.90%) Spring
7 32 (6.90%) SOAP
8 31 (6.68%) JSON
9 29 (6.25%) Ajax
10 27 (5.82%) SAML
11 25 (5.39%) JSP
11 25 (5.39%) ASP.NET
12 24 (5.17%) J2EE
13 23 (4.96%) jQuery
14 19 (4.09%) ISPF
15 13 (2.80%) XML Schema
15 13 (2.80%) Servlets
16 11 (2.37%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 50 (10.78%) Clustering
2 32 (6.90%) Open Source
3 28 (6.03%) PKI
4 27 (5.82%) Mainframe
5 25 (5.39%) Client/Server
6 20 (4.31%) GIS
7 14 (3.02%) Cryptography
8 13 (2.80%) CMDB
9 12 (2.59%) Mobile App
10 10 (2.16%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.94%) DataPower
12 8 (1.72%) Statistics
13 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
13 6 (1.29%) Computer Science
14 5 (1.08%) Streaming Video
14 5 (1.08%) Web 2.0
14 5 (1.08%) Smartcard
14 5 (1.08%) NHS
15 3 (0.65%) Data Protection Act
15 3 (0.65%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 191 (41.16%) Linux
2 173 (37.28%) Windows
3 147 (31.68%) UNIX
4 73 (15.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (9.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (8.41%) AIX
7 28 (6.03%) Windows XP
8 21 (4.53%) Windows 7
9 19 (4.09%) Windows 2000
10 14 (3.02%) CentOS
10 14 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 13 (2.80%) Ubuntu
12 12 (2.59%) Solaris
13 10 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
14 6 (1.29%) Debian
14 6 (1.29%) Android
15 5 (1.08%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.86%) Apple iOS
16 4 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 3 (0.65%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (14.87%) ITIL
1 69 (14.87%) Load Balancing
2 63 (13.58%) Configuration Management
3 44 (9.48%) Continuous Integration
4 42 (9.05%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (8.62%) Validation
6 37 (7.97%) Scrum
7 33 (7.11%) Change Management
8 32 (6.90%) Software Engineering
9 26 (5.60%) Workflow
10 23 (4.96%) Network Design
11 20 (4.31%) TDD
12 18 (3.88%) Software Testing
13 17 (3.66%) Test Scripting
13 17 (3.66%) Test Strategy
13 17 (3.66%) Migration
14 16 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (3.45%) MVC
15 15 (3.23%) Test Automation
15 15 (3.23%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 118 (25.43%) Java
2 86 (18.53%) JavaScript
3 61 (13.15%) PHP
4 48 (10.34%) Python
5 47 (10.13%) Shell Script
6 46 (9.91%) SQL
7 39 (8.41%) Perl
7 39 (8.41%) Ruby
8 38 (8.19%) Bash Shell
9 31 (6.68%) C++
10 22 (4.74%) PowerShell
11 19 (4.09%) JCL
12 15 (3.23%) C
13 14 (3.02%) Jython
14 11 (2.37%) Groovy
14 11 (2.37%) VBScript
15 10 (2.16%) C#
16 6 (1.29%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.08%) XPath
17 5 (1.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 55 (11.85%) Degree
2 36 (7.76%) Cisco Certification
2 36 (7.76%) Security Cleared
3 30 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 21 (4.53%) CCNA
5 19 (4.09%) CCNP
6 18 (3.88%) ISTQB
7 16 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (2.16%) DV Cleared
10 9 (1.94%) CISSP
10 9 (1.94%) CCIE
10 9 (1.94%) MCSE
11 6 (1.29%) MCSA
12 5 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.65%) CISA
13 3 (0.65%) CISM
13 3 (0.65%) HND
13 3 (0.65%) ISEB
14 2 (0.43%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (4.96%) SLA
2 14 (3.02%) QA
3 8 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.29%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.22%) WAI
5 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.22%) TickIT
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 73 (15.73%) Active Directory
2 31 (6.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (3.66%) Nmap
4 9 (1.94%) VMware ESX
4 9 (1.94%) ProxySG
5 7 (1.51%) vSphere
5 7 (1.51%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (1.08%) Xen
6 5 (1.08%) XenServer
6 5 (1.08%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.08%) NFS
7 4 (0.86%) Samba
7 4 (0.86%) XenApp
7 4 (0.86%) UAG
8 3 (0.65%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 3 (0.65%) KVM
8 3 (0.65%) vCloud
8 3 (0.65%) Squid
9 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 50 (10.78%) Puppet
2 32 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (5.39%) HP Quality Center
4 19 (4.09%) Nessus
5 14 (3.02%) Tivoli
6 9 (1.94%) SCCM
6 9 (1.94%) HP UCMDB
7 7 (1.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.08%) Netcool
9 4 (0.86%) Nagios
9 4 (0.86%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.65%) WSUS
10 3 (0.65%) HP SIM
10 3 (0.65%) OpenSSO
10 3 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.65%) CA Wily
10 3 (0.65%) Cacti
10 3 (0.65%) Zenoss
10 3 (0.65%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.65%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 91 (19.61%) Oracle
2 81 (17.46%) Microsoft
3 75 (16.16%) Cisco
4 54 (11.64%) HP
5 48 (10.34%) VMware
6 47 (10.13%) CheckPoint
7 40 (8.62%) IBM
8 35 (7.54%) Citrix
9 27 (5.82%) Juniper
10 26 (5.60%) F5
11 23 (4.96%) Red Hat
12 17 (3.66%) Nokia
13 14 (3.02%) ServiceNow
14 13 (2.80%) Blue Coat
14 13 (2.80%) EMC
14 13 (2.80%) BMC
14 13 (2.80%) Remedy
15 12 (2.59%) JBoss
15 12 (2.59%) Kaspersky
16 11 (2.37%) NetApp
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