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 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 284 309 349
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +40
Contract jobs citing SSL 361 271 224
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.57% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.65% 4.21% 2.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 174 123
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £240 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.75 £27.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.90% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £28.75 -
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -
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
7761 6442 7581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.62% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4497 3622 3715
Average daily rate £365 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £330 £330
% change year-on-year
+5.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 436 556
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.38% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +7.14%

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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +30 193 £425 -4.22% 18
South East +20 86 £390 +11.30% 15
North West -15 22 £500 +82.98% 13
Yorkshire -13 16 £350 +16.66% 7
East Midlands +13 10 £425 -10.52% 1
East of England -18 9 £425 +9.67% 2
North East - 9 £348 -
South West -38 8 £263 -22.79% 7
Midlands - 4 £450 - 1
West Midlands -17 2 - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 279 (42.79%) Linux
2 247 (37.88%) HTTP
3 202 (30.98%) Firewall
4 188 (28.83%) TCP/IP
5 182 (27.91%) Windows
6 160 (24.54%) VPN
7 144 (22.09%) Cisco
8 142 (21.78%) DNS
9 133 (20.40%) Java
10 132 (20.25%) ITIL
11 123 (18.87%) Oracle
12 121 (18.56%) Apache
13 112 (17.18%) UNIX
14 106 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
14 106 (16.26%) Security Cleared
15 103 (15.80%) Juniper
16 102 (15.64%) WebSphere
17 96 (14.72%) Python
18 95 (14.57%) Finance
19 90 (13.80%) IIS
20 89 (13.65%) F5
21 87 (13.34%) SQL
22 86 (13.19%) VMware
23 85 (13.04%) Microsoft
24 84 (12.88%) XML
24 84 (12.88%) Network Security
25 83 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
26 82 (12.58%) .NET
26 82 (12.58%) WAN
26 82 (12.58%) HP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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
1 121 (18.56%) Apache
2 102 (15.64%) WebSphere
3 90 (13.80%) IIS
4 75 (11.50%) Tomcat
5 59 (9.05%) WebLogic
6 52 (7.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 31 (4.75%) IBM HTTP Server
8 27 (4.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 26 (3.99%) Oracle Service Bus
10 24 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 22 (3.37%) MS Exchange
11 22 (3.37%) WebLogic Portal
12 21 (3.22%) JBoss
13 19 (2.91%) SharePoint
14 18 (2.76%) nginx
15 16 (2.45%) BizTalk Server
16 14 (2.15%) WebSphere Process Server
17 11 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
17 11 (1.69%) Node.js
17 11 (1.69%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (5.21%) MS Excel
2 20 (3.07%) MS Office
3 15 (2.30%) MS Project
4 13 (1.99%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.77%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (5.06%) Oracle EBS
2 20 (3.07%) Oracle BPM
3 19 (2.91%) Documaker
4 11 (1.69%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.61%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.29%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
3 14 (2.15%) PaaS
4 13 (1.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (1.99%) SaaS
5 12 (1.84%) Cloud Computing
6 10 (1.53%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.07%) IaaS
7 7 (1.07%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.77%) Office 365
9 4 (0.61%) Rackspace Cloud
9 4 (0.61%) Route 53
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 247 (37.88%) HTTP
2 202 (30.98%) Firewall
3 188 (28.83%) TCP/IP
4 160 (24.54%) VPN
5 142 (21.78%) DNS
6 84 (12.88%) Network Security
7 82 (12.58%) WAN
8 73 (11.20%) HTTPS
9 66 (10.12%) LAN
10 63 (9.66%) Internet
11 58 (8.90%) LDAP
12 55 (8.44%) IPsec
13 45 (6.90%) SSH
14 40 (6.13%) MPLS
14 40 (6.13%) FTP
15 38 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
16 35 (5.37%) SMTP
17 33 (5.06%) Wireless
18 32 (4.91%) BGP
18 32 (4.91%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (7.67%) MySQL
2 47 (7.21%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.60%) Oracle Database
4 24 (3.68%) Oracle Database 11g
5 19 (2.91%) Oracle ODI
5 19 (2.91%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 19 (2.91%) Oracle BI EE
6 18 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 17 (2.61%) SQL Server 2005
8 16 (2.45%) Oracle Reports
9 15 (2.30%) Relational Database
9 15 (2.30%) DB2
10 13 (1.99%) MongoDB
11 12 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
12 10 (1.53%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.38%) Redis
14 8 (1.23%) RDBMS
15 6 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
16 3 (0.46%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 41 (6.29%) JIRA
2 40 (6.13%) Jenkins
3 23 (3.53%) Visual Studio
3 23 (3.53%) Introscope
4 18 (2.76%) Subversion
5 17 (2.61%) Maven
6 13 (1.99%) Git (software)
7 12 (1.84%) Selenium
8 11 (1.69%) Hudson
9 8 (1.23%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.07%) GCC
10 7 (1.07%) JUnit
11 6 (0.92%) JDeveloper
11 6 (0.92%) RSpec
11 6 (0.92%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.77%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.61%) Ant
13 4 (0.61%) Xcode
14 3 (0.46%) Gradle
14 3 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 95 (14.57%) Finance
2 57 (8.74%) Telecoms
3 34 (5.21%) Banking
4 27 (4.14%) Financial Institution
5 22 (3.37%) Billing
6 18 (2.76%) Retail
7 14 (2.15%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.23%) Local Government
9 6 (0.92%) Games
10 5 (0.77%) Spanish Language
10 5 (0.77%) Legal
11 4 (0.61%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.61%) Private Banking
11 4 (0.61%) Marketing
12 3 (0.46%) Back Office
12 3 (0.46%) Law
13 2 (0.31%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.31%) Electronics
14 1 (0.15%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (12.73%) Developer
2 67 (10.28%) Consultant
3 60 (9.20%) Administrator
4 56 (8.59%) Network Engineer
5 46 (7.06%) Security Engineer
6 44 (6.75%) Analyst
7 40 (6.13%) Software Engineer
8 30 (4.60%) Architect
9 24 (3.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 23 (3.53%) DevOps Engineer
10 23 (3.53%) Network Security Engineer
11 21 (3.22%) Linux Administrator
11 21 (3.22%) Systems Administrator
12 18 (2.76%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 17 (2.61%) Support Analyst
14 15 (2.30%) Senior Security Engineer
14 15 (2.30%) WebSphere Administrator
15 14 (2.15%) Applications Support
16 13 (1.99%) Software Developer
17 12 (1.84%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (12.88%) XML
2 82 (12.58%) .NET
3 81 (12.42%) Middleware
4 75 (11.50%) JMS
5 71 (10.89%) Web Services
6 57 (8.74%) HTML
7 54 (8.28%) REST
8 50 (7.67%) SOAP
9 39 (5.98%) WSDL
10 34 (5.21%) ASP.NET
11 31 (4.75%) WebSphere MQ
12 29 (4.45%) Oracle Fusion
13 28 (4.29%) JDBC
14 22 (3.37%) J2EE
14 22 (3.37%) JSON
15 21 (3.22%) JSP
15 21 (3.22%) CSS
16 19 (2.91%) WebCenter
17 16 (2.45%) Worklight
18 14 (2.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 83 (12.73%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (11.20%) Open Source
3 43 (6.60%) Clustering
4 40 (6.13%) PKI
5 21 (3.22%) Management Information System
6 18 (2.76%) Data Integration
7 16 (2.45%) Client/Server
8 15 (2.30%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.30%) DataPower
8 15 (2.30%) Blackberry
9 14 (2.15%) Cryptography
9 14 (2.15%) Mobile App
9 14 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.84%) User Experience
11 9 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 8 (1.23%) SecurID
13 7 (1.07%) GIS
13 7 (1.07%) Device Driver
13 7 (1.07%) Mainframe
14 6 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 279 (42.79%) Linux
2 182 (27.91%) Windows
3 112 (17.18%) UNIX
4 73 (11.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 42 (6.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 31 (4.75%) AIX
7 31 (4.75%) Windows XP
8 30 (4.60%) Solaris
9 26 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.07%) Windows 2000
11 19 (2.91%) CentOS
12 16 (2.45%) Windows 7
13 13 (1.99%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.84%) SUSE
15 10 (1.53%) Android
16 6 (0.92%) Windows Phone
17 5 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
18 4 (0.61%) zOS
18 4 (0.61%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (20.25%) ITIL
2 106 (16.26%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (12.27%) Load Balancing
4 74 (11.35%) Configuration Management
4 74 (11.35%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (11.04%) DevOps
6 59 (9.05%) Scrum
7 52 (7.98%) SOA
8 51 (7.82%) Software Engineering
9 39 (5.98%) UML
10 36 (5.52%) OO
10 36 (5.52%) TOGAF
11 35 (5.37%) Service Delivery
11 35 (5.37%) Project Management
12 34 (5.21%) Validation
12 34 (5.21%) SysML
13 33 (5.06%) Migration
14 32 (4.91%) Incident Management
15 30 (4.60%) Penetration Testing
16 27 (4.14%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 133 (20.40%) Java
2 96 (14.72%) Python
3 87 (13.34%) SQL
4 73 (11.20%) Bash Shell
5 71 (10.89%) JavaScript
6 68 (10.43%) PHP
7 58 (8.90%) Perl
8 55 (8.44%) Jython
9 52 (7.98%) Shell Script
10 37 (5.67%) C
11 36 (5.52%) C#
11 36 (5.52%) Ruby
12 28 (4.29%) PowerShell
13 26 (3.99%) C++
14 25 (3.83%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 18 (2.76%) Korn
16 7 (1.07%) C-shell
16 7 (1.07%) VBScript
17 6 (0.92%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.77%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 106 (16.26%) Security Cleared
2 74 (11.35%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.20%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (7.52%) Degree
5 41 (6.29%) CCNP
6 24 (3.68%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 22 (3.37%) Microsoft Certification
7 22 (3.37%) DV Cleared
8 19 (2.91%) ISTQB
8 19 (2.91%) CCNA
9 12 (1.84%) CCSE
9 12 (1.84%) CISSP
9 12 (1.84%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (1.69%) MCSE
10 11 (1.69%) CCIE
11 10 (1.53%) CCSA
11 10 (1.53%) CCENT
11 10 (1.53%) LPIC
12 7 (1.07%) BC Cleared
12 7 (1.07%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.91%) QA
2 22 (3.37%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.99%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.38%) SLA
6 8 (1.23%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.46%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.31%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (11.66%) Active Directory
2 46 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.60%) ProxySG
4 24 (3.68%) vSphere
5 19 (2.91%) Nmap
6 17 (2.61%) Oracle RAC
7 16 (2.45%) Hyper-V
7 16 (2.45%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (1.99%) Firmware
9 12 (1.84%) Xen
10 11 (1.69%) Squid
11 9 (1.38%) qmail
11 9 (1.38%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.23%) XenServer
12 8 (1.23%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.23%) Varnish
13 6 (0.92%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 6 (0.92%) vCloud
14 5 (0.77%) XenApp
14 5 (0.77%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 77 (11.81%) Puppet
2 28 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.53%) Nessus
4 22 (3.37%) Oracle Identity Management
4 22 (3.37%) HP Quality Center
5 17 (2.61%) SCCM
5 17 (2.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 14 (2.15%) Zenoss
7 12 (1.84%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.69%) WhatsUp Gold
9 9 (1.38%) Ansible
10 8 (1.23%) Nagios
10 8 (1.23%) CA SiteMinder
10 8 (1.23%) FortiGate
11 7 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.92%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.77%) YUM
13 5 (0.77%) CA Wily
13 5 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.77%) DameWare
Vendors
1 144 (22.09%) Cisco
2 123 (18.87%) Oracle
3 103 (15.80%) Juniper
4 89 (13.65%) F5
5 86 (13.19%) VMware
6 85 (13.04%) Microsoft
7 82 (12.58%) HP
8 78 (11.96%) IBM
9 77 (11.81%) CheckPoint
10 49 (7.52%) Red Hat
11 46 (7.06%) Blue Coat
12 32 (4.91%) Citrix
13 28 (4.29%) Software AG
14 24 (3.68%) Remedy
15 22 (3.37%) Google
16 19 (2.91%) Websense
17 18 (2.76%) McAfee
18 17 (2.61%) 3PAR
18 17 (2.61%) Siebel
18 17 (2.61%) EMC
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