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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 283 325 301
Rank change year-on-year
+42 -24
Contract jobs citing SSL 342 256 306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.53% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.55% 3.91% 3.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 172 160
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £238 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £498 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.75 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.69% +119.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.90 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £35.55 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.75 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
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
7522 6544 8246
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.70% 13.60% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3631 3818
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 380 641
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 29 August 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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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 +68 227 £400 -5.88% 30
South East +9 67 £350 +30.84% 19
South West -27 11 £315 -7.35% 2
East of England -23 10 £375 +28.20% 3
Yorkshire -11 8 £425 +12.95% 2
East Midlands +1 6 £475 +46.15%
North West -15 6 £280 -22.22% 3
West Midlands -18 1 - - 2
Midlands - - - -
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SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 257 (44.31%) Linux
2 208 (35.86%) HTTP
3 173 (29.83%) Firewall
4 156 (26.90%) TCP/IP
5 149 (25.69%) Windows
6 140 (24.14%) VPN
7 133 (22.93%) Java
8 130 (22.41%) Cisco
9 121 (20.86%) DNS
10 120 (20.69%) Oracle
10 120 (20.69%) Apache
11 118 (20.34%) UNIX
12 115 (19.83%) ITIL
13 94 (16.21%) Juniper
14 91 (15.69%) Finance
15 90 (15.52%) WebSphere
16 89 (15.34%) Security Cleared
17 86 (14.83%) Microsoft
18 80 (13.79%) HP
18 80 (13.79%) F5
19 75 (12.93%) Active Directory
19 75 (12.93%) Python
20 74 (12.76%) IIS
21 73 (12.59%) WAN
21 73 (12.59%) Puppet
22 72 (12.41%) Open Source
22 72 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
23 71 (12.24%) .NET
23 71 (12.24%) XML
23 71 (12.24%) Middleware

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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
1 120 (20.69%) Apache
2 90 (15.52%) WebSphere
3 74 (12.76%) IIS
4 63 (10.86%) WebLogic
4 63 (10.86%) Tomcat
5 44 (7.59%) WebSphere Application Server
6 26 (4.48%) MS Exchange
7 25 (4.31%) SharePoint
8 22 (3.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 21 (3.62%) IBM HTTP Server
9 21 (3.62%) nginx
9 21 (3.62%) Oracle Service Bus
10 19 (3.28%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 18 (3.10%) WebLogic Portal
12 15 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (2.41%) Jetty
14 11 (1.90%) Confluence
14 11 (1.90%) Adobe CQ
15 10 (1.72%) Lync
16 9 (1.55%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 36 (6.21%) MS Excel
2 14 (2.41%) MS Office
3 12 (2.07%) MS Project
4 8 (1.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.69%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.17%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.17%) SPSS
7 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 31 (5.34%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.76%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (2.59%) Documaker
4 9 (1.55%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.52%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.17%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.17%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.17%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 20 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (3.10%) SaaS
2 18 (3.10%) Cloud Computing
3 17 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 16 (2.76%) PaaS
5 10 (1.72%) Google App Engine
6 6 (1.03%) Rackspace Cloud
7 5 (0.86%) Amazon S3
7 5 (0.86%) IaaS
8 4 (0.69%) Office 365
8 4 (0.69%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.17%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.17%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 208 (35.86%) HTTP
2 173 (29.83%) Firewall
3 156 (26.90%) TCP/IP
4 140 (24.14%) VPN
5 121 (20.86%) DNS
6 73 (12.59%) WAN
7 69 (11.90%) Network Security
8 67 (11.55%) LDAP
9 66 (11.38%) HTTPS
10 55 (9.48%) Internet
11 54 (9.31%) IPsec
12 53 (9.14%) LAN
13 48 (8.28%) SSH
14 39 (6.72%) Wireless
15 35 (6.03%) MPLS
16 32 (5.52%) FTP
17 29 (5.00%) SMTP
18 28 (4.83%) DHCP
19 27 (4.66%) Wireshark
19 27 (4.66%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.90%) Oracle Database
2 38 (6.55%) MySQL
3 36 (6.21%) SQL Server
4 20 (3.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (2.59%) Oracle BI EE
5 15 (2.59%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 15 (2.59%) Oracle ODI
6 13 (2.24%) SQL Server 2008
6 13 (2.24%) MongoDB
7 12 (2.07%) NoSQL
8 11 (1.90%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
9 10 (1.72%) Relational Database
9 10 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
10 6 (1.03%) RDBMS
11 5 (0.86%) DB2
11 5 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (0.69%) Hadoop
13 2 (0.34%) Big Data
13 2 (0.34%) Redis
Development Applications
1 40 (6.90%) JIRA
2 36 (6.21%) Jenkins
3 30 (5.17%) Subversion
4 25 (4.31%) Introscope
5 21 (3.62%) Maven
6 17 (2.93%) Git (software)
7 12 (2.07%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.90%) Hudson
9 10 (1.72%) Selenium
10 8 (1.38%) JUnit
11 7 (1.21%) Ant
12 6 (1.03%) Eclipse
13 5 (0.86%) Xcode
13 5 (0.86%) Fiddler
13 5 (0.86%) Artifactory
14 4 (0.69%) RSpec
14 4 (0.69%) TeamCity
14 4 (0.69%) FitNesse
15 3 (0.52%) CruiseControl
15 3 (0.52%) JDeveloper
General
1 91 (15.69%) Finance
2 43 (7.41%) Telecoms
3 31 (5.34%) Banking
4 23 (3.97%) Financial Institution
5 20 (3.45%) Billing
6 19 (3.28%) Retail
7 14 (2.41%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Private Banking
8 6 (1.03%) Local Government
9 5 (0.86%) Games
9 5 (0.86%) Marketing
10 4 (0.69%) Back Office
11 3 (0.52%) Law
11 3 (0.52%) Legal
11 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.34%) Electronics
12 2 (0.34%) Advertising
12 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 2 (0.34%) Automotive
13 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 70 (12.07%) Developer
2 64 (11.03%) Consultant
3 57 (9.83%) Administrator
4 44 (7.59%) Analyst
5 41 (7.07%) Network Engineer
6 39 (6.72%) Security Engineer
7 32 (5.52%) Architect
8 26 (4.48%) Systems Administrator
9 24 (4.14%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (3.97%) DevOps Engineer
11 22 (3.79%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 20 (3.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 17 (2.93%) Network Security Engineer
15 15 (2.59%) WebSphere Administrator
15 15 (2.59%) Project Engineer
15 15 (2.59%) Support Engineer
16 14 (2.41%) Support Analyst
17 12 (2.07%) Senior Consultant
17 12 (2.07%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (12.24%) .NET
1 71 (12.24%) XML
1 71 (12.24%) Middleware
2 66 (11.38%) Web Services
3 65 (11.21%) HTML
4 50 (8.62%) JMS
5 37 (6.38%) REST
6 36 (6.21%) SOAP
7 32 (5.52%) WebSphere MQ
7 32 (5.52%) ASP.NET
8 30 (5.17%) JSON
9 28 (4.83%) JDBC
10 27 (4.66%) JSP
11 26 (4.48%) J2EE
12 24 (4.14%) WSDL
13 23 (3.97%) Oracle Fusion
14 20 (3.45%) CSS
15 19 (3.28%) Ajax
16 17 (2.93%) Servlets
17 16 (2.76%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 72 (12.41%) Open Source
2 28 (4.83%) Clustering
3 27 (4.66%) PKI
4 20 (3.45%) Management Information System
5 13 (2.24%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.24%) DataPower
5 13 (2.24%) Hedge funds
6 12 (2.07%) Mobile App
7 11 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 10 (1.72%) Data Integration
9 8 (1.38%) Firmware
9 8 (1.38%) Cryptography
10 7 (1.21%) SecurID
10 7 (1.21%) Device Driver
10 7 (1.21%) PMI
10 7 (1.21%) Mainframe
10 7 (1.21%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.03%) Client/Server
12 5 (0.86%) CMDB
12 5 (0.86%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 257 (44.31%) Linux
2 149 (25.69%) Windows
3 118 (20.34%) UNIX
4 52 (8.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (7.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (5.34%) Windows XP
8 30 (5.17%) AIX
9 23 (3.97%) Windows 2000
10 20 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.45%) Solaris
11 18 (3.10%) CentOS
12 15 (2.59%) SUSE
13 9 (1.55%) Windows 7
14 7 (1.21%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.03%) Android
16 5 (0.86%) HPUX
16 5 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.69%) zOS
17 4 (0.69%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (19.83%) ITIL
2 72 (12.41%) Continuous Integration
3 71 (12.24%) Configuration Management
4 64 (11.03%) Load Balancing
5 55 (9.48%) DevOps
6 52 (8.97%) Scrum
7 45 (7.76%) SOA
8 36 (6.21%) Validation
9 34 (5.86%) Migration
9 34 (5.86%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (5.17%) OO
11 29 (5.00%) Incident Management
11 29 (5.00%) Project Management
11 29 (5.00%) Software Engineering
12 28 (4.83%) Workflow
13 26 (4.48%) Software Testing
13 26 (4.48%) Service Delivery
14 24 (4.14%) Test Scripting
14 24 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
15 23 (3.97%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 133 (22.93%) Java
2 75 (12.93%) Python
3 66 (11.38%) SQL
4 63 (10.86%) Perl
5 62 (10.69%) Bash Shell
6 59 (10.17%) JavaScript
7 58 (10.00%) PHP
8 55 (9.48%) Shell Script
9 49 (8.45%) Jython
10 28 (4.83%) C
11 21 (3.62%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 19 (3.28%) C#
13 17 (2.93%) Ruby
13 17 (2.93%) PowerShell
14 16 (2.76%) Korn
15 14 (2.41%) C++
16 10 (1.72%) VBScript
17 6 (1.03%) VB
17 6 (1.03%) Objective-C
18 5 (0.86%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 57 (9.83%) SC Cleared
3 48 (8.28%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (6.03%) Degree
5 31 (5.34%) CCNP
6 26 (4.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (3.62%) ISTQB
8 19 (3.28%) CCNA
9 17 (2.93%) DV Cleared
10 16 (2.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (2.41%) CCENT
11 14 (2.41%) LPIC
12 12 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.90%) CISSP
14 9 (1.55%) MCSE
15 8 (1.38%) PMI Certification
16 6 (1.03%) BC Cleared
16 6 (1.03%) ISEB
16 6 (1.03%) CCSE
17 5 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.31%) QA
2 18 (3.10%) Data Quality
3 12 (2.07%) SLA
4 8 (1.38%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.86%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.52%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.17%) TickIT
7 1 (0.17%) COBIT
System Software
1 75 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (4.66%) ProxySG
4 20 (3.45%) Nmap
5 16 (2.76%) Squid
6 14 (2.41%) vSphere
7 13 (2.24%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (2.24%) qmail
8 9 (1.55%) Xen
8 9 (1.55%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.55%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.38%) Varnish
10 6 (1.03%) vCloud
10 6 (1.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (1.03%) VMware ESX
11 5 (0.86%) UAG
12 4 (0.69%) Shibboleth
12 4 (0.69%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.69%) ISA Server
13 3 (0.52%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 73 (12.59%) Puppet
2 27 (4.66%) HP Quality Center
2 27 (4.66%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (3.45%) Nessus
4 18 (3.10%) Oracle Identity Management
4 18 (3.10%) Zenoss
5 14 (2.41%) SCCM
6 13 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 12 (2.07%) CA SiteMinder
7 12 (2.07%) Tivoli
8 7 (1.21%) Nagios
8 7 (1.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 7 (1.21%) CA Wily
8 7 (1.21%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.03%) OpenView
9 6 (1.03%) Backup Exec
10 5 (0.86%) NetBackup
10 5 (0.86%) DameWare
10 5 (0.86%) WhatsUp Gold
10 5 (0.86%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 130 (22.41%) Cisco
2 120 (20.69%) Oracle
3 94 (16.21%) Juniper
4 86 (14.83%) Microsoft
5 80 (13.79%) HP
5 80 (13.79%) F5
6 71 (12.24%) VMware
7 60 (10.34%) IBM
8 58 (10.00%) CheckPoint
9 48 (8.28%) Blue Coat
10 41 (7.07%) Red Hat
11 34 (5.86%) Citrix
12 22 (3.79%) Nokia
13 21 (3.62%) Websense
14 20 (3.45%) Software AG
15 19 (3.28%) Remedy
16 17 (2.93%) JBoss
16 17 (2.93%) Siebel
16 17 (2.93%) Google
17 14 (2.41%) Sun
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