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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 259 336 343
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +7
Contract jobs citing SSL 399 231 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.48% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.44% 3.67% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 128 110
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£388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £502 £457
UK excluding London average daily rate £349 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-7.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 5
Average hourly rate £39.00 £25.25 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.45% -27.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £13.45 £20.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.05 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £25.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+54.45% -22.30%
SSL
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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
7340 6294 6237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.92% 13.12% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4153 3478 3165
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 405 360 527
Average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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 +60 179 £450 +5.88% 28
South East +19 83 £388 +10.71% 31
North West +30 61 £325 +14.03% 13
Yorkshire +2 28 £288 -17.85% 7
East of England +14 13 £438 +9.37% 4
North East -2 11 £275 +5.76% 3
South West 0 10 £431 +10.57% 8
West Midlands -9 9 £498 +24.37% 1
East Midlands -15 6 £425 -5.55% 2
Midlands - 1 £500 -
SSL
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SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 301 (39.97%) Linux
2 290 (38.51%) Firewall
3 280 (37.18%) TCP/IP
4 258 (34.26%) Cisco
5 231 (30.68%) HTTP
6 225 (29.88%) Windows
7 199 (26.43%) VPN
8 172 (22.84%) Java
9 169 (22.44%) Microsoft
10 167 (22.18%) WAN
11 164 (21.78%) DNS
12 158 (20.98%) LAN
12 158 (20.98%) Juniper
13 148 (19.65%) ITIL
14 147 (19.52%) CheckPoint
15 133 (17.66%) Configuration Management
16 132 (17.53%) UNIX
17 131 (17.40%) IPsec
18 129 (17.13%) VMware
19 126 (16.73%) Open Source
20 122 (16.20%) Network Security
21 121 (16.07%) Python
22 115 (15.27%) Puppet
23 114 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
24 113 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
25 107 (14.21%) Security Cleared
25 107 (14.21%) Apache
26 104 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
27 98 (13.01%) SQL
27 98 (13.01%) Finance

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 107 (14.21%) Apache
2 90 (11.95%) IIS
3 86 (11.42%) WebSphere
4 66 (8.76%) Tomcat
5 54 (7.17%) WebLogic
6 32 (4.25%) JBoss
7 28 (3.72%) MS Exchange
8 27 (3.59%) WebSphere Application Server
9 25 (3.32%) nginx
10 21 (2.79%) SharePoint
11 16 (2.12%) IBM HTTP Server
11 16 (2.12%) Jetty
12 15 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
13 11 (1.46%) IBM Notes
14 10 (1.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 10 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
14 10 (1.33%) Confluence
15 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
16 6 (0.80%) Lync
Applications
1 43 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.66%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.52%) MS Office
4 14 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 6 (0.80%) Documaker
2 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.40%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.40%) RMDS
3 3 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
4 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.13%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 62 (8.23%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (3.85%) PaaS
3 26 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
4 18 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
5 17 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.99%) Google App Engine
6 15 (1.99%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.06%) SaaS
8 7 (0.93%) Office 365
9 5 (0.66%) GitHub
10 4 (0.53%) Yammer
10 4 (0.53%) Heroku
10 4 (0.53%) Engine Yard
11 3 (0.40%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.27%) IaaS
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.27%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 290 (38.51%) Firewall
2 280 (37.18%) TCP/IP
3 231 (30.68%) HTTP
4 199 (26.43%) VPN
5 167 (22.18%) WAN
6 164 (21.78%) DNS
7 158 (20.98%) LAN
8 131 (17.40%) IPsec
9 122 (16.20%) Network Security
10 104 (13.81%) Cisco ASA
11 88 (11.69%) Internet
12 80 (10.62%) DHCP
13 70 (9.30%) FTP
14 69 (9.16%) LDAP
15 68 (9.03%) MPLS
15 68 (9.03%) OSPF
16 59 (7.84%) SMTP
17 58 (7.70%) Wireless
18 56 (7.44%) BGP
19 51 (6.77%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (12.88%) MySQL
2 79 (10.49%) MongoDB
3 49 (6.51%) SQL Server
4 46 (6.11%) PostgreSQL
5 45 (5.98%) Relational Database
6 37 (4.91%) RDBMS
7 29 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 27 (3.59%) Oracle Database
9 20 (2.66%) Oracle Database 11g
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle BI EE
11 8 (1.06%) Oracle ODI
11 8 (1.06%) Big Data
12 6 (0.80%) DB2
12 6 (0.80%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.66%) SQLite
13 5 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
14 4 (0.53%) Apache Cassandra
15 3 (0.40%) MariaDB
15 3 (0.40%) Redis
15 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 82 (10.89%) Jenkins
2 55 (7.30%) Git (software)
3 52 (6.91%) Subversion
4 36 (4.78%) Maven
5 22 (2.92%) Hudson
6 19 (2.52%) Mercurial
7 18 (2.39%) Introscope
7 18 (2.39%) JIRA
8 15 (1.99%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.86%) JUnit
9 14 (1.86%) TeamCity
10 12 (1.59%) Artifactory
11 11 (1.46%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.66%) SoapUI
13 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 4 (0.53%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.40%) Gerrit
14 3 (0.40%) NetBeans
15 2 (0.27%) MSI
15 2 (0.27%) RSpec
General
1 98 (13.01%) Finance
2 40 (5.31%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.32%) Banking
4 22 (2.92%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.20%) Retail
5 9 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 7 (0.93%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.80%) Billing
8 4 (0.53%) Local Government
8 4 (0.53%) Publishing
8 4 (0.53%) Military
8 4 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 85 (11.29%) Analyst
2 81 (10.76%) Network Engineer
3 69 (9.16%) Developer
4 68 (9.03%) Consultant
5 51 (6.77%) Architect
6 50 (6.64%) Administrator
7 45 (5.98%) Security Engineer
8 42 (5.58%) Security Analyst
9 41 (5.44%) DevOps Engineer
10 40 (5.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 35 (4.65%) Technical Consultant
12 30 (3.98%) Network Analyst
13 27 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
14 22 (2.92%) Technical Analyst
15 19 (2.52%) Senior Developer
15 19 (2.52%) Network Architect
16 18 (2.39%) Systems Engineer
16 18 (2.39%) Infrastructure Architect
16 18 (2.39%) Network Security Analyst
17 17 (2.26%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.35%) Web Services
2 63 (8.37%) XML
2 63 (8.37%) HTML
3 45 (5.98%) .NET
4 44 (5.84%) J2EE
4 44 (5.84%) Middleware
5 36 (4.78%) CSS
6 32 (4.25%) SOAP
7 31 (4.12%) Ajax
7 31 (4.12%) WebSphere MQ
8 17 (2.26%) JSON
8 17 (2.26%) Servlets
9 15 (1.99%) Worklight
9 15 (1.99%) COM
10 13 (1.73%) JDBC
10 13 (1.73%) CGI
11 12 (1.59%) JMS
11 12 (1.59%) .NET Framework
12 11 (1.46%) Oracle Fusion
12 11 (1.46%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 126 (16.73%) Open Source
2 86 (11.42%) PKI
3 32 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (3.85%) Client/Server
5 26 (3.45%) Clustering
6 20 (2.66%) Management Information System
7 16 (2.12%) SecurID
8 15 (1.99%) CMDB
8 15 (1.99%) DataPower
8 15 (1.99%) Device Driver
9 13 (1.73%) Smartcard
10 11 (1.46%) Computer Science
11 10 (1.33%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.93%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.80%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.80%) User Experience
14 6 (0.80%) Life Science
15 5 (0.66%) CESG
15 5 (0.66%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 301 (39.97%) Linux
2 225 (29.88%) Windows
3 132 (17.53%) UNIX
4 54 (7.17%) Solaris
5 50 (6.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 43 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (5.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (3.72%) CentOS
8 28 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (3.05%) AIX
10 21 (2.79%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.79%) Ubuntu
11 19 (2.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 12 (1.59%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.59%) SUSE
13 10 (1.33%) Android
14 7 (0.93%) Mac OS X
14 7 (0.93%) zOS
15 5 (0.66%) Embedded Linux
15 5 (0.66%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 148 (19.65%) ITIL
2 133 (17.66%) Configuration Management
3 114 (15.14%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (15.01%) Continuous Integration
5 85 (11.29%) DevOps
6 63 (8.37%) Migration
7 60 (7.97%) Load Balancing
8 56 (7.44%) Kalman Filter
9 55 (7.30%) Service Management
10 45 (5.98%) Service Delivery
11 38 (5.05%) SOA
12 37 (4.91%) Network Design
13 35 (4.65%) Project Management
14 34 (4.52%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 34 (4.52%) SIEM
15 32 (4.25%) TDD
16 31 (4.12%) Time Management
17 29 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
17 29 (3.85%) Analytics
18 26 (3.45%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 172 (22.84%) Java
2 121 (16.07%) Python
3 98 (13.01%) SQL
4 70 (9.30%) PHP
5 63 (8.37%) Ruby
6 62 (8.23%) Perl
7 50 (6.64%) C
8 46 (6.11%) Shell Script
9 43 (5.71%) JavaScript
10 35 (4.65%) Bash Shell
11 33 (4.38%) C++
12 30 (3.98%) C#
13 25 (3.32%) Jython
14 21 (2.79%) Scala
15 17 (2.26%) Go
16 14 (1.86%) PowerShell
17 11 (1.46%) Korn
18 6 (0.80%) VB
18 6 (0.80%) PL/SQL
19 5 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 107 (14.21%) Security Cleared
2 77 (10.23%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (8.90%) SC Cleared
4 60 (7.97%) Degree
4 60 (7.97%) CCNP
5 44 (5.84%) CISSP
6 38 (5.05%) CCNA
7 32 (4.25%) DV Cleared
8 28 (3.72%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (3.45%) CISM
9 26 (3.45%) CISMP
10 23 (3.05%) Microsoft Certification
11 17 (2.26%) CCIE
12 15 (1.99%) CCENT
12 15 (1.99%) CCSE
13 12 (1.59%) CCIP
14 11 (1.46%) CCDP
14 11 (1.46%) MCSE
15 10 (1.33%) CCSA
16 7 (0.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.31%) QA
2 36 (4.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 32 (4.25%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.99%) SLA
5 8 (1.06%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.53%) COSO
7 4 (0.53%) COBIT
7 4 (0.53%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (10.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 73 (9.69%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.32%) vSphere
3 25 (3.32%) Hyper-V
4 18 (2.39%) ProxySG
4 18 (2.39%) Varnish
5 16 (2.12%) Xen
6 15 (1.99%) XenApp
7 13 (1.73%) Firmware
8 11 (1.46%) Sendmail
9 9 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.20%) Microsoft App-V
9 9 (1.20%) ISA Server
10 8 (1.06%) XenServer
11 7 (0.93%) XenDesktop
11 7 (0.93%) vCloud
11 7 (0.93%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.80%) NFS
12 6 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
13 5 (0.66%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 115 (15.27%) Puppet
2 86 (11.42%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.12%) Salt
4 28 (3.72%) Ansible
5 26 (3.45%) Nagios
6 19 (2.52%) SCCM
7 16 (2.12%) CA Single Sign-On
7 16 (2.12%) yum
8 15 (1.99%) HP UCMDB
8 15 (1.99%) MIMEsweeper
9 11 (1.46%) MAILsweeper
10 9 (1.20%) TrustSec
10 9 (1.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 8 (1.06%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 8 (1.06%) WSUS
12 7 (0.93%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.80%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.80%) Vagrant
14 5 (0.66%) Zenoss
14 5 (0.66%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 258 (34.26%) Cisco
2 169 (22.44%) Microsoft
3 158 (20.98%) Juniper
4 147 (19.52%) CheckPoint
5 129 (17.13%) VMware
6 85 (11.29%) Oracle
7 80 (10.62%) Citrix
8 74 (9.83%) F5
9 69 (9.16%) Blue Coat
10 62 (8.23%) Red Hat
11 58 (7.70%) IBM
12 50 (6.64%) HP
13 37 (4.91%) Clearswift
14 34 (4.52%) NetApp
15 32 (4.25%) McAfee
16 30 (3.98%) CA
17 27 (3.59%) Kaspersky
18 23 (3.05%) Dell
19 21 (2.79%) Websense
20 18 (2.39%) Google
South West
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £30k - £35k plus package
Posted: 3 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Rate: Unspecified Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Camping and Caravanning Club
Rate: £19,000 - £23,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Hampshire
Austin Fraser Limited
Posted: 14 days ago
Kingston Upon Hull
Real Staffing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 26 days ago