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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 269 346 357
Rank change year-on-year
+77 +11
Contract jobs citing SSL 346 214 165
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 3.51% 2.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 140 89
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+9.62% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.11 £30.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.65% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £18.66 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £42.07 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +44.00%
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
7022 6103 6369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.23% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3862 3178 3163
Average daily rate £375 £374 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.26% +6.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 397 357 553
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 £12.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

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 4 March 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
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 4 March 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 +59 191 £425 - 34
South East +10 83 £373 -9.69% 24
Yorkshire -10 20 £220 -26.66% 6
North West -16 16 £323 +3.20% 5
South West -5 13 £425 - 8
East of England +4 7 £575 +76.92% 15
East Midlands +9 6 £300 -22.58% 3
West Midlands -4 5 £433 - 4
North East +6 3 £365 -
Midlands - - - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 295 (43.19%) Linux
2 266 (38.95%) TCP/IP
3 235 (34.41%) HTTP
4 229 (33.53%) Firewall
5 219 (32.06%) Windows
6 194 (28.40%) Cisco
7 183 (26.79%) VPN
8 154 (22.55%) DNS
9 145 (21.23%) Java
10 136 (19.91%) Microsoft
11 133 (19.47%) ITIL
12 114 (16.69%) Python
13 113 (16.54%) Configuration Management
14 112 (16.40%) Juniper
14 112 (16.40%) LAN
14 112 (16.40%) WAN
15 110 (16.11%) Puppet
16 105 (15.37%) UNIX
17 104 (15.23%) CheckPoint
17 104 (15.23%) VMware
18 103 (15.08%) IPsec
19 102 (14.93%) Network Security
20 101 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
21 100 (14.64%) Security Cleared
22 96 (14.06%) Web Services
23 94 (13.76%) DevOps
24 93 (13.62%) SQL
24 93 (13.62%) Apache
25 92 (13.47%) Open Source
26 91 (13.32%) Continuous Integration

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 93 (13.62%) Apache
2 86 (12.59%) IIS
3 81 (11.86%) WebSphere
4 64 (9.37%) Tomcat
5 56 (8.20%) WebLogic
6 36 (5.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 27 (3.95%) JBoss
8 26 (3.81%) IBM HTTP Server
9 24 (3.51%) SharePoint
10 21 (3.07%) MS Exchange
11 19 (2.78%) nginx
12 16 (2.34%) Node.js
12 16 (2.34%) Adobe CQ
13 14 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2010
14 12 (1.76%) Lync
14 12 (1.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.61%) Oracle Service Bus
15 11 (1.61%) Jetty
16 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
16 9 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 25 (3.66%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.78%) MS Office
3 7 (1.02%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.73%) MS Project
4 5 (0.73%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.46%) Documaker
2 9 (1.32%) Oracle EBS
3 6 (0.88%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle FAH
4 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.10%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.90%) PaaS
4 10 (1.46%) SaaS
5 8 (1.17%) Office 365
5 8 (1.17%) Amazon S3
6 7 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.88%) GitHub
7 6 (0.88%) Heroku
7 6 (0.88%) Engine Yard
7 6 (0.88%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.73%) IaaS
8 5 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.59%) Yammer
10 3 (0.44%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 266 (38.95%) TCP/IP
2 235 (34.41%) HTTP
3 229 (33.53%) Firewall
4 183 (26.79%) VPN
5 154 (22.55%) DNS
6 112 (16.40%) LAN
6 112 (16.40%) WAN
7 103 (15.08%) IPsec
8 102 (14.93%) Network Security
9 84 (12.30%) Internet
10 76 (11.13%) LDAP
11 70 (10.25%) Cisco ASA
12 62 (9.08%) FTP
12 62 (9.08%) OSPF
13 58 (8.49%) DHCP
14 49 (7.17%) BGP
15 45 (6.59%) SMTP
15 45 (6.59%) Wireless
16 44 (6.44%) HTTPS
17 43 (6.30%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (13.03%) MySQL
2 63 (9.22%) MongoDB
3 44 (6.44%) Relational Database
4 40 (5.86%) SQL Server
5 36 (5.27%) RDBMS
6 32 (4.69%) NoSQL
6 32 (4.69%) PostgreSQL
7 23 (3.37%) Oracle Database
8 17 (2.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 15 (2.20%) DB2
10 12 (1.76%) Redis
11 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.46%) Oracle ODI
12 10 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 8 (1.17%) Oracle Reports
13 8 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
15 6 (0.88%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.88%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.73%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 66 (9.66%) Jenkins
2 38 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.69%) Subversion
4 23 (3.37%) Maven
5 20 (2.93%) Introscope
5 20 (2.93%) JIRA
6 17 (2.49%) Visual Studio
7 13 (1.90%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.61%) Hudson
9 10 (1.46%) JUnit
10 9 (1.32%) TeamCity
11 7 (1.02%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.88%) Mercurial
13 5 (0.73%) RSpec
13 5 (0.73%) GCC
13 5 (0.73%) MSI
14 4 (0.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.59%) Ant
14 4 (0.59%) JDeveloper
14 4 (0.59%) Selenium
General
1 69 (10.10%) Finance
2 59 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.37%) Banking
4 19 (2.78%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.46%) Billing
6 8 (1.17%) Retail
6 8 (1.17%) Investment Banking
7 6 (0.88%) Local Government
8 4 (0.59%) Military
8 4 (0.59%) Spanish Language
9 3 (0.44%) Legal
10 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.29%) Games
10 2 (0.29%) Marketing
10 2 (0.29%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) International Banking
11 1 (0.15%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 86 (12.59%) Network Engineer
2 81 (11.86%) Consultant
3 68 (9.96%) Developer
4 51 (7.47%) Security Engineer
5 45 (6.59%) Administrator
6 44 (6.44%) Analyst
7 41 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (5.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (4.83%) Network Security Engineer
10 32 (4.69%) Technical Consultant
11 25 (3.66%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 24 (3.51%) Software Engineer
12 24 (3.51%) Architect
13 21 (3.07%) Network Analyst
13 21 (3.07%) Security Analyst
14 17 (2.49%) ITSM Consultant
14 17 (2.49%) Technical Developer
14 17 (2.49%) ServiceNow Developer
14 17 (2.49%) Senior Consultant
14 17 (2.49%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.06%) Web Services
2 76 (11.13%) XML
3 67 (9.81%) HTML
4 57 (8.35%) .NET
5 49 (7.17%) SOAP
6 39 (5.71%) Middleware
7 34 (4.98%) CSS
7 34 (4.98%) J2EE
8 33 (4.83%) JMS
9 28 (4.10%) REST
10 25 (3.66%) Ajax
11 23 (3.37%) WebSphere MQ
12 20 (2.93%) WSDL
13 18 (2.64%) ASP.NET
13 18 (2.64%) JSON
14 17 (2.49%) Worklight
14 17 (2.49%) COM
15 15 (2.20%) JDBC
16 13 (1.90%) Oracle Fusion
17 12 (1.76%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.47%) Open Source
2 47 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (6.15%) PKI
4 38 (5.56%) Clustering
5 29 (4.25%) Client/Server
6 21 (3.07%) SecurID
7 18 (2.64%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.49%) CMDB
9 16 (2.34%) Management Information System
10 15 (2.20%) Mobile App
10 15 (2.20%) Device Driver
11 13 (1.90%) CESG
12 12 (1.76%) Cryptography
13 11 (1.61%) DataPower
13 11 (1.61%) Computer Science
14 9 (1.32%) Smartcard
14 9 (1.32%) IVR
15 8 (1.17%) Data Integration
16 7 (1.02%) User Experience
17 5 (0.73%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 295 (43.19%) Linux
2 219 (32.06%) Windows
3 105 (15.37%) UNIX
4 63 (9.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (6.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (6.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (5.12%) Solaris
6 35 (5.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 33 (4.83%) CentOS
8 25 (3.66%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 24 (3.51%) Ubuntu
10 22 (3.22%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.22%) AIX
11 19 (2.78%) Windows 7
12 16 (2.34%) Android
13 14 (2.05%) Apple iOS
14 11 (1.61%) Windows Phone
14 11 (1.61%) Windows Phone 8
15 7 (1.02%) SUSE
16 6 (0.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.47%) ITIL
2 113 (16.54%) Configuration Management
3 101 (14.79%) Agile Software Development
4 94 (13.76%) DevOps
5 91 (13.32%) Continuous Integration
6 74 (10.83%) Load Balancing
7 57 (8.35%) Service Management
8 36 (5.27%) Network Design
8 36 (5.27%) SOA
9 32 (4.69%) Kalman Filter
10 31 (4.54%) Service Delivery
11 30 (4.39%) Project Management
12 29 (4.25%) Software Engineering
13 27 (3.95%) Incident Management
14 26 (3.81%) ITSM
14 26 (3.81%) Scrum
14 26 (3.81%) Time Management
15 24 (3.51%) Migration
15 24 (3.51%) Workflow
15 24 (3.51%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 145 (21.23%) Java
2 114 (16.69%) Python
3 93 (13.62%) SQL
4 65 (9.52%) JavaScript
5 63 (9.22%) Ruby
6 61 (8.93%) PHP
7 56 (8.20%) Bash Shell
8 53 (7.76%) Perl
9 47 (6.88%) C
10 46 (6.73%) Shell Script
11 33 (4.83%) Jython
12 28 (4.10%) C#
13 26 (3.81%) C++
14 25 (3.66%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.78%) Korn
16 10 (1.46%) Scala
17 6 (0.88%) VB
17 6 (0.88%) Golang
18 5 (0.73%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
18 5 (0.73%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 71 (10.40%) Degree
3 70 (10.25%) SC Cleared
3 70 (10.25%) Cisco Certification
4 50 (7.32%) CCNP
5 30 (4.39%) CISSP
6 29 (4.25%) DV Cleared
6 29 (4.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 29 (4.25%) CCNA
7 18 (2.64%) MCSE
8 15 (2.20%) VCP4
9 14 (2.05%) CCIE
10 9 (1.32%) CCSE
11 8 (1.17%) CCSA
11 8 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.88%) CCDP
13 5 (0.73%) ISTQB
13 5 (0.73%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 5 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (0.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.69%) QA
2 24 (3.51%) PCI DSS
3 14 (2.05%) SLA
4 10 (1.46%) Data Quality
5 9 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 8 (1.17%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.59%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) COSO
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.15%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 61 (8.93%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.66%) vSphere
4 23 (3.37%) ProxySG
5 22 (3.22%) Hyper-V
6 21 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
7 19 (2.78%) Firmware
8 12 (1.76%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.76%) Xen
8 12 (1.76%) Sendmail
9 11 (1.61%) Varnish
10 10 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.17%) ISA Server
12 7 (1.02%) XenApp
12 7 (1.02%) NFS
13 6 (0.88%) Samba
13 6 (0.88%) Nmap
13 6 (0.88%) XenServer
14 5 (0.73%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.73%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 110 (16.11%) Puppet
2 65 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.51%) Ansible
4 21 (3.07%) SCCM
5 20 (2.93%) Nagios
5 20 (2.93%) Salt
6 17 (2.49%) HP UCMDB
7 16 (2.34%) MIMEsweeper
8 12 (1.76%) MAILsweeper
9 11 (1.61%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (1.46%) Nessus
10 10 (1.46%) yum
11 9 (1.32%) WSUS
11 9 (1.32%) FortiGate
11 9 (1.32%) CA Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
13 7 (1.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (1.02%) Tivoli
14 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.88%) Cobbler
Vendors
1 194 (28.40%) Cisco
2 136 (19.91%) Microsoft
3 112 (16.40%) Juniper
4 104 (15.23%) CheckPoint
4 104 (15.23%) VMware
5 88 (12.88%) F5
6 77 (11.27%) Oracle
7 67 (9.81%) HP
8 63 (9.22%) IBM
9 62 (9.08%) Red Hat
10 61 (8.93%) Blue Coat
11 43 (6.30%) Citrix
12 34 (4.98%) McAfee
13 30 (4.39%) ServiceNow
14 26 (3.81%) NetApp
15 24 (3.51%) CA
16 21 (3.07%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.49%) Dell
17 17 (2.49%) Remedy
17 17 (2.49%) Websense
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £520 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Nakama
Rate: From £450 to £475 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 6 days ago
Norwich
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £550.00 - £600.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheltenham
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Newbury
Computer Futures
Rate: £42 - £48 per hour + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 15 days ago
Brighton, East Sussex
Premier Media
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Central London / West End
Incopro Ltd.
Rate: Up to £400 per day Salary based on experience/skill
Posted: 25 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 25 days ago