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 27 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 277 386 350
Rank change year-on-year
+109 -36
Contract jobs citing SSL 350 182 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.72% 0.38% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.89% 2.95% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 120 91
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£400 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £300 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
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 £29.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £42.07 £41.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +28.57%
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
7158 6166 6303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.72% 13.04% 15.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 3946 3240 3148
Average daily rate £370 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £215 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 389 538
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 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 27 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 +88 180 £425 -3.40% 31
South East +4 81 £385 -6.66% 22
North West +4 29 £325 +4.00% 8
Yorkshire -2 21 £220 -26.66% 6
West Midlands +3 10 £495 +23.75% 3
East of England +7 9 £488 +34.48% 12
East Midlands -1 9 £315 -18.70% 1
South West -13 8 £400 -14.89% 6
North East - - - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 282 (42.03%) Linux
2 267 (39.79%) TCP/IP
3 251 (37.41%) Firewall
4 216 (32.19%) Windows
5 209 (31.15%) Cisco
6 208 (31.00%) HTTP
7 182 (27.12%) VPN
8 156 (23.25%) DNS
9 143 (21.31%) Microsoft
10 135 (20.12%) Java
11 128 (19.08%) ITIL
12 125 (18.63%) LAN
13 124 (18.48%) WAN
14 116 (17.29%) Python
15 114 (16.99%) Juniper
16 110 (16.39%) Configuration Management
17 108 (16.10%) CheckPoint
18 107 (15.95%) Security Cleared
19 106 (15.80%) IPsec
19 106 (15.80%) VMware
20 105 (15.65%) Network Security
21 103 (15.35%) Puppet
22 99 (14.75%) UNIX
23 97 (14.46%) MySQL
23 97 (14.46%) Internet
24 96 (14.31%) Web Services
25 92 (13.71%) Open Source
26 91 (13.56%) SQL
27 90 (13.41%) DevOps
28 88 (13.11%) F5

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 77 (11.48%) IIS
2 73 (10.88%) Apache
3 56 (8.35%) WebLogic
3 56 (8.35%) WebSphere
4 49 (7.30%) Tomcat
5 26 (3.87%) MS Exchange
6 25 (3.73%) JBoss
7 23 (3.43%) WebSphere Application Server
8 21 (3.13%) SharePoint
9 17 (2.53%) IBM HTTP Server
10 15 (2.24%) Adobe CQ
11 14 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 14 (2.09%) Node.js
12 13 (1.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 12 (1.79%) nginx
13 12 (1.79%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (1.34%) Lync
14 9 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
14 9 (1.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 21 (3.13%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.24%) MS Office
3 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) MS Project
5 1 (0.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 8 (1.19%) Documaker
2 7 (1.04%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
4 3 (0.45%) RMDS
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.30%) IntelliMatch
5 2 (0.30%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.15%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (3.87%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.09%) PaaS
4 10 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.34%) Office 365
6 8 (1.19%) SaaS
7 7 (1.04%) Amazon S3
7 7 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 6 (0.89%) GitHub
8 6 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
8 6 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 6 (0.89%) Heroku
8 6 (0.89%) Engine Yard
9 5 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.75%) IaaS
9 5 (0.75%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.60%) Yammer
11 3 (0.45%) Google App Engine
11 3 (0.45%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.30%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 267 (39.79%) TCP/IP
2 251 (37.41%) Firewall
3 208 (31.00%) HTTP
4 182 (27.12%) VPN
5 156 (23.25%) DNS
6 125 (18.63%) LAN
7 124 (18.48%) WAN
8 106 (15.80%) IPsec
9 105 (15.65%) Network Security
10 97 (14.46%) Internet
11 88 (13.11%) Cisco ASA
12 77 (11.48%) LDAP
13 65 (9.69%) FTP
14 64 (9.54%) OSPF
15 59 (8.79%) DHCP
16 56 (8.35%) Wireless
17 53 (7.90%) SMTP
18 49 (7.30%) MPLS
19 48 (7.15%) BGP
20 47 (7.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (14.46%) MySQL
2 74 (11.03%) MongoDB
3 47 (7.00%) SQL Server
4 46 (6.86%) Relational Database
5 39 (5.81%) RDBMS
6 34 (5.07%) PostgreSQL
6 34 (5.07%) NoSQL
7 22 (3.28%) Oracle Database
8 16 (2.38%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
10 10 (1.49%) Oracle ODI
10 10 (1.49%) Redis
10 10 (1.49%) Oracle BI EE
11 9 (1.34%) DB2
12 8 (1.19%) Oracle Reports
12 8 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
14 6 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
15 5 (0.75%) MariaDB
16 4 (0.60%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 60 (8.94%) Jenkins
2 37 (5.51%) Git (software)
3 32 (4.77%) Subversion
4 25 (3.73%) Maven
5 18 (2.68%) Introscope
6 17 (2.53%) JIRA
6 17 (2.53%) Visual Studio
7 14 (2.09%) Eclipse
8 12 (1.79%) Hudson
9 11 (1.64%) JUnit
10 10 (1.49%) TeamCity
11 6 (0.89%) Artifactory
11 6 (0.89%) Mercurial
12 5 (0.75%) RSpec
13 4 (0.60%) JDeveloper
13 4 (0.60%) Ant
13 4 (0.60%) Selenium
13 4 (0.60%) Cucumber
14 3 (0.45%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.45%) Gradle
General
1 74 (11.03%) Finance
2 58 (8.64%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.43%) Banking
4 21 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.19%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.19%) Billing
6 7 (1.04%) Retail
7 5 (0.75%) Spanish Language
7 5 (0.75%) Military
8 3 (0.45%) Local Government
9 2 (0.30%) Legal
9 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.30%) Marketing
9 2 (0.30%) French Language
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Publishing
10 1 (0.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (12.37%) Network Engineer
2 77 (11.48%) Consultant
3 65 (9.69%) Developer
4 60 (8.94%) Analyst
5 49 (7.30%) Administrator
6 47 (7.00%) Security Engineer
7 42 (6.26%) DevOps Engineer
8 36 (5.37%) Technical Consultant
9 33 (4.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 32 (4.77%) Security Analyst
11 30 (4.47%) Architect
12 28 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
13 25 (3.73%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 24 (3.58%) Network Analyst
15 18 (2.68%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.68%) ServiceNow Developer
15 18 (2.68%) Network Security Analyst
15 18 (2.68%) ITSM Consultant
15 18 (2.68%) Technical Developer
16 16 (2.38%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (14.31%) Web Services
2 74 (11.03%) HTML
2 74 (11.03%) XML
3 44 (6.56%) .NET
4 38 (5.66%) CSS
5 35 (5.22%) SOAP
6 32 (4.77%) J2EE
7 30 (4.47%) Middleware
7 30 (4.47%) Ajax
8 21 (3.13%) WebSphere MQ
9 18 (2.68%) JSON
10 17 (2.53%) COM
11 16 (2.38%) ASP.NET
12 15 (2.24%) Worklight
12 15 (2.24%) JDBC
13 14 (2.09%) Oracle Fusion
14 13 (1.94%) JMS
14 13 (1.94%) CGI
15 12 (1.79%) REST
15 12 (1.79%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 92 (13.71%) Open Source
2 60 (8.94%) PKI
3 38 (5.66%) Clustering
4 34 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (4.62%) Client/Server
6 21 (3.13%) SecurID
7 18 (2.68%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
7 18 (2.68%) CMDB
8 16 (2.38%) Device Driver
9 15 (2.24%) Mobile App
9 15 (2.24%) CESG
10 11 (1.64%) DataPower
11 10 (1.49%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.34%) Smartcard
13 7 (1.04%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.89%) User Experience
15 5 (0.75%) IVR
15 5 (0.75%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.60%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 282 (42.03%) Linux
2 216 (32.19%) Windows
3 99 (14.75%) UNIX
4 47 (7.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 42 (6.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (5.51%) Solaris
8 34 (5.07%) CentOS
9 31 (4.62%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (3.43%) Ubuntu
11 22 (3.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 21 (3.13%) Windows XP
13 19 (2.83%) AIX
14 17 (2.53%) Windows 7
15 15 (2.24%) Android
16 13 (1.94%) SUSE
17 12 (1.79%) Windows Phone
17 12 (1.79%) Apple iOS
18 11 (1.64%) Windows Phone 8
19 5 (0.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (19.08%) ITIL
2 110 (16.39%) Configuration Management
3 90 (13.41%) DevOps
4 82 (12.22%) Continuous Integration
5 78 (11.62%) Agile Software Development
6 67 (9.99%) Load Balancing
7 57 (8.49%) Service Management
8 44 (6.56%) Kalman Filter
9 34 (5.07%) SOA
9 34 (5.07%) Migration
10 32 (4.77%) Service Delivery
10 32 (4.77%) Network Design
11 29 (4.32%) Project Management
12 28 (4.17%) ITSM
12 28 (4.17%) Validation
13 27 (4.02%) Penetration Testing
14 26 (3.87%) Time Management
15 24 (3.58%) Incident Management
16 21 (3.13%) SIEM
16 21 (3.13%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 135 (20.12%) Java
2 116 (17.29%) Python
3 91 (13.56%) SQL
4 70 (10.43%) Ruby
5 60 (8.94%) JavaScript
6 56 (8.35%) PHP
7 50 (7.45%) Perl
8 47 (7.00%) Bash Shell
9 44 (6.56%) Shell Script
9 44 (6.56%) C
10 30 (4.47%) C++
11 25 (3.73%) C#
11 25 (3.73%) Jython
12 21 (3.13%) PowerShell
13 13 (1.94%) Korn
14 10 (1.49%) Scala
15 6 (0.89%) Golang
16 5 (0.75%) VB
17 4 (0.60%) VB.NET
17 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (15.95%) Security Cleared
2 80 (11.92%) Cisco Certification
3 77 (11.48%) SC Cleared
4 63 (9.39%) Degree
5 61 (9.09%) CCNP
6 40 (5.96%) CISSP
7 39 (5.81%) CCNA
8 37 (5.51%) DV Cleared
9 26 (3.87%) Microsoft Certification
10 18 (2.68%) CCIE
11 17 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (2.53%) MCSE
12 13 (1.94%) CISM
13 12 (1.79%) CCDP
13 12 (1.79%) CISMP
14 10 (1.49%) CCIP
14 10 (1.49%) CCSE
14 10 (1.49%) CCENT
15 7 (1.04%) CCSA
16 5 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.81%) QA
2 22 (3.28%) PCI DSS
3 16 (2.38%) SLA
4 13 (1.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (1.49%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.60%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.60%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.45%) COBIT
9 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 2 (0.30%) COSO
10 1 (0.15%) RosettaNet
10 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 63 (9.39%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (3.13%) ProxySG
4 20 (2.98%) Firmware
4 20 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
5 18 (2.68%) Hyper-V
5 18 (2.68%) vSphere
6 15 (2.24%) Sendmail
7 13 (1.94%) VMware ESX
8 12 (1.79%) Varnish
9 9 (1.34%) Oracle RAC
10 8 (1.19%) NFS
10 8 (1.19%) ISA Server
11 7 (1.04%) Xen
12 6 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.89%) Samba
13 5 (0.75%) Forefront TMG
14 4 (0.60%) RACF
14 4 (0.60%) Snort
14 4 (0.60%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 103 (15.35%) Puppet
2 63 (9.39%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.58%) SCCM
4 23 (3.43%) Ansible
5 19 (2.83%) Salt
5 19 (2.83%) MIMEsweeper
5 19 (2.83%) Nagios
6 18 (2.68%) HP UCMDB
7 15 (2.24%) MAILsweeper
8 12 (1.79%) CA Single Sign-On
9 11 (1.64%) yum
9 11 (1.64%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 10 (1.49%) WSUS
11 8 (1.19%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 6 (0.89%) Backup Exec
12 6 (0.89%) Nessus
12 6 (0.89%) FortiGate
12 6 (0.89%) Cobbler
13 5 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 209 (31.15%) Cisco
2 143 (21.31%) Microsoft
3 114 (16.99%) Juniper
4 108 (16.10%) CheckPoint
5 106 (15.80%) VMware
6 88 (13.11%) F5
7 82 (12.22%) Oracle
8 65 (9.69%) Blue Coat
9 60 (8.94%) HP
9 60 (8.94%) Red Hat
10 45 (6.71%) Citrix
11 44 (6.56%) IBM
12 35 (5.22%) McAfee
13 30 (4.47%) NetApp
14 28 (4.17%) ServiceNow
15 27 (4.02%) CA
16 21 (3.13%) Websense
17 20 (2.98%) Clearswift
17 20 (2.98%) Fortinet
18 16 (2.38%) Remedy
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £375.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Hampshire
LA International
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £375.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Leeds
Computer Futures
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Telford
Net Forte
Rate: £475 - £540 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Epsom
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North Yorkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Wiltshire
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago