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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 269 299 329
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +30
Contract jobs citing SSL 389 291 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.78% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 4.42% 3.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 156 152
Average daily rate
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£375 £396 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.36% +13.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £278 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £512 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £315
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 6 6
Average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £31.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +2.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £17.75 £21.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £41.25 £38.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £32.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +4.83%
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
7189 6584 6345
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.45% 13.75% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4112 3611 3310
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 369 498
Average hourly rate £22.11 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.36% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +13 184 £425 - 36
South East +5 72 £400 +14.28% 17
North West +28 49 £300 +5.26% 7
Yorkshire -1 32 £281 -19.64% 7
East of England +16 20 £450 - 7
South West -3 20 £450 +20.00% 6
North East -15 12 £282 +8.46% 3
West Midlands -2 5 £300 - 4
East Midlands -17 3 £349 -30.20% 4
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 306 (40.91%) Firewall
2 305 (40.78%) Linux
3 282 (37.70%) TCP/IP
4 254 (33.96%) Cisco
5 244 (32.62%) Windows
6 225 (30.08%) HTTP
7 201 (26.87%) VPN
8 186 (24.87%) DNS
9 181 (24.20%) Java
10 173 (23.13%) WAN
11 165 (22.06%) UNIX
12 158 (21.12%) LAN
12 158 (21.12%) Juniper
13 150 (20.05%) CheckPoint
14 148 (19.79%) Microsoft
15 142 (18.98%) ITIL
16 132 (17.65%) IPsec
17 128 (17.11%) Configuration Management
18 126 (16.84%) VMware
19 114 (15.24%) Network Security
20 112 (14.97%) Open Source
20 112 (14.97%) Finance
21 109 (14.57%) Apache
21 109 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
22 108 (14.44%) Python
23 107 (14.30%) Puppet
24 103 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
25 102 (13.64%) IIS
25 102 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
26 97 (12.97%) SQL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 109 (14.57%) Apache
2 102 (13.64%) IIS
3 96 (12.83%) WebSphere
4 69 (9.22%) Tomcat
5 51 (6.82%) WebLogic
6 32 (4.28%) JBoss
7 26 (3.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 22 (2.94%) nginx
9 21 (2.81%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.81%) MS Exchange
10 15 (2.01%) Jetty
11 12 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (1.47%) IBM HTTP Server
12 11 (1.47%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.34%) Confluence
14 9 (1.20%) Oracle Service Bus
14 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
15 8 (1.07%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 7 (0.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 41 (5.48%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.94%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.41%) MS Office
4 15 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.53%) MS Project
6 3 (0.40%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.27%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.40%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.40%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.40%) RMDS
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.27%) Documaker
3 2 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 59 (7.89%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (4.01%) PaaS
3 28 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (2.67%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.41%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (2.01%) Google App Engine
6 15 (2.01%) SaaS
6 15 (2.01%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.94%) Office 365
8 5 (0.67%) Google Analytics
9 4 (0.53%) Yammer
10 3 (0.40%) Heroku
10 3 (0.40%) Engine Yard
11 2 (0.27%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.27%) GitHub
12 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 306 (40.91%) Firewall
2 282 (37.70%) TCP/IP
3 225 (30.08%) HTTP
4 201 (26.87%) VPN
5 186 (24.87%) DNS
6 173 (23.13%) WAN
7 158 (21.12%) LAN
8 132 (17.65%) IPsec
9 114 (15.24%) Network Security
10 102 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
11 86 (11.50%) Internet
12 80 (10.70%) DHCP
13 74 (9.89%) MPLS
14 71 (9.49%) FTP
14 71 (9.49%) LDAP
15 69 (9.22%) SMTP
16 58 (7.75%) VLAN
17 56 (7.49%) OSPF
18 54 (7.22%) BGP
19 49 (6.55%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (11.23%) MySQL
2 68 (9.09%) MongoDB
3 53 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 52 (6.95%) SQL Server
5 38 (5.08%) PostgreSQL
6 37 (4.95%) RDBMS
7 36 (4.81%) Oracle Database
8 29 (3.88%) NoSQL
9 23 (3.07%) Oracle Database 11g
10 8 (1.07%) Big Data
11 7 (0.94%) DB2
12 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.67%) Hadoop
13 5 (0.67%) SQLite
13 5 (0.67%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (0.53%) Oracle ODI
15 3 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.40%) Redis
15 3 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
16 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 83 (11.10%) Jenkins
2 54 (7.22%) Subversion
3 52 (6.95%) Git (software)
4 37 (4.95%) Maven
5 23 (3.07%) Hudson
6 19 (2.54%) Mercurial
7 18 (2.41%) JIRA
8 16 (2.14%) Eclipse
9 14 (1.87%) JUnit
9 14 (1.87%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.87%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.74%) Introscope
11 12 (1.60%) Artifactory
12 6 (0.80%) Metasploit
13 5 (0.67%) SoapUI
14 4 (0.53%) Gerrit
14 4 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.53%) NetBeans
15 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
15 2 (0.27%) Ant
General
1 112 (14.97%) Finance
2 31 (4.14%) Banking
3 28 (3.74%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.54%) Financial Institution
5 10 (1.34%) Legal
5 10 (1.34%) Retail
5 10 (1.34%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.53%) Publishing
7 4 (0.53%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.40%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.40%) Marketing
9 2 (0.27%) Local Government
9 2 (0.27%) Billing
9 2 (0.27%) Front Office
9 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 1 (0.13%) Electronics
10 1 (0.13%) Advertising
10 1 (0.13%) Military
10 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 96 (12.83%) Analyst
2 80 (10.70%) Network Engineer
3 74 (9.89%) Developer
4 63 (8.42%) Consultant
5 61 (8.16%) Administrator
6 51 (6.82%) Architect
7 42 (5.61%) Security Analyst
8 36 (4.81%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.55%) Security Engineer
10 33 (4.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 30 (4.01%) Network Analyst
12 28 (3.74%) Technical Consultant
13 22 (2.94%) Technical Analyst
14 20 (2.67%) Senior Analyst
14 20 (2.67%) Network Security Engineer
15 18 (2.41%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.41%) Infrastructure Architect
15 18 (2.41%) Web Engineer
16 17 (2.27%) Service Analyst
17 16 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 84 (11.23%) Web Services
2 60 (8.02%) XML
3 55 (7.35%) HTML
4 51 (6.82%) Middleware
5 50 (6.68%) .NET
6 44 (5.88%) J2EE
7 39 (5.21%) WebSphere MQ
8 37 (4.95%) CSS
9 28 (3.74%) SOAP
10 24 (3.21%) Ajax
11 20 (2.67%) Servlets
12 17 (2.27%) REST
13 16 (2.14%) JMS
14 15 (2.01%) .NET Framework
15 14 (1.87%) ASP.NET
16 13 (1.74%) JSON
17 12 (1.60%) Oracle Fusion
18 11 (1.47%) Ruby on Rails
18 11 (1.47%) WebCenter
18 11 (1.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 93 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 82 (10.96%) PKI
3 38 (5.08%) Clustering
4 35 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
5 30 (4.01%) Client/Server
6 23 (3.07%) Management Information System
7 18 (2.41%) DataPower
8 16 (2.14%) Smartcard
9 14 (1.87%) SecurID
10 12 (1.60%) Device Driver
11 11 (1.47%) CMDB
11 11 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
12 9 (1.20%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.20%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.07%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
14 7 (0.94%) User Experience
15 6 (0.80%) Life Science
15 6 (0.80%) NHS
16 5 (0.67%) IVR
16 5 (0.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 305 (40.78%) Linux
2 244 (32.62%) Windows
3 165 (22.06%) UNIX
4 69 (9.22%) Solaris
5 54 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (6.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (5.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (4.14%) AIX
9 22 (2.94%) CentOS
9 22 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (2.81%) Windows 7
11 16 (2.14%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.74%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.60%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.47%) Android
16 9 (1.20%) zOS
16 9 (1.20%) SUSE
17 5 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.67%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (18.98%) ITIL
2 128 (17.11%) Configuration Management
3 112 (14.97%) Open Source
4 109 (14.57%) Continuous Integration
5 103 (13.77%) Agile Software Development
6 73 (9.76%) DevOps
7 64 (8.56%) Migration
8 61 (8.16%) Load Balancing
9 56 (7.49%) Service Management
10 51 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
11 42 (5.61%) Project Management
12 40 (5.35%) Service Delivery
12 40 (5.35%) SOA
13 39 (5.21%) TDD
14 34 (4.55%) SIEM
14 34 (4.55%) Analytics
15 33 (4.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 31 (4.14%) Penetration Testing
16 31 (4.14%) Time Management
17 29 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 181 (24.20%) Java
2 108 (14.44%) Python
3 97 (12.97%) SQL
4 67 (8.96%) Perl
5 53 (7.09%) PHP
6 48 (6.42%) Ruby
7 45 (6.02%) C
8 42 (5.61%) JavaScript
8 42 (5.61%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.81%) C#
10 35 (4.68%) C++
11 26 (3.48%) Bash Shell
12 19 (2.54%) Jython
13 18 (2.41%) Go
14 16 (2.14%) Scala
15 13 (1.74%) PowerShell
16 11 (1.47%) Korn
17 7 (0.94%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.94%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 82 (10.96%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (10.70%) Security Cleared
3 58 (7.75%) CCNP
4 52 (6.95%) SC Cleared
5 46 (6.15%) Degree
6 39 (5.21%) CCNA
7 33 (4.41%) CISSP
8 29 (3.88%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (3.48%) CISMP
10 24 (3.21%) CISM
11 21 (2.81%) DV Cleared
12 20 (2.67%) Microsoft Certification
13 17 (2.27%) CCIE
14 16 (2.14%) CCSE
15 15 (2.01%) CCENT
16 10 (1.34%) CCSA
16 10 (1.34%) CCIP
17 9 (1.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 8 (1.07%) CCDP
19 7 (0.94%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.61%) QA
2 39 (5.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (3.34%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.60%) SLA
5 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 4 (0.53%) COBIT
6 4 (0.53%) COSO
6 4 (0.53%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.40%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 85 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (10.96%) Active Directory
3 32 (4.28%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.88%) vSphere
5 20 (2.67%) Varnish
6 17 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (2.27%) Xen
7 15 (2.01%) XenApp
8 14 (1.87%) ProxySG
9 12 (1.60%) Sendmail
10 10 (1.34%) vCloud
11 9 (1.20%) Firmware
11 9 (1.20%) ISA Server
12 8 (1.07%) NFS
12 8 (1.07%) XenServer
13 7 (0.94%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
14 6 (0.80%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.67%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 107 (14.30%) Puppet
2 83 (11.10%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (4.28%) Ansible
4 26 (3.48%) Salt
5 20 (2.67%) Nagios
6 19 (2.54%) yum
7 16 (2.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 16 (2.14%) MIMEsweeper
8 14 (1.87%) SCCM
9 12 (1.60%) MAILsweeper
10 11 (1.47%) HP UCMDB
11 7 (0.94%) FortiGate
11 7 (0.94%) Nmap
11 7 (0.94%) WSUS
11 7 (0.94%) NetCrunch
12 6 (0.80%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.67%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.67%) BladeLogic
13 5 (0.67%) Tivoli
14 4 (0.53%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 254 (33.96%) Cisco
2 158 (21.12%) Juniper
3 150 (20.05%) CheckPoint
4 148 (19.79%) Microsoft
5 126 (16.84%) VMware
6 97 (12.97%) Oracle
7 77 (10.29%) Blue Coat
8 75 (10.03%) Citrix
9 66 (8.82%) IBM
10 65 (8.69%) F5
11 62 (8.29%) Red Hat
12 37 (4.95%) NetApp
13 34 (4.55%) HP
13 34 (4.55%) Clearswift
14 29 (3.88%) Dell
15 27 (3.61%) Kaspersky
16 24 (3.21%) McAfee
17 23 (3.07%) Google
18 20 (2.67%) Websense
18 20 (2.67%) Splunk
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £455 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
Nottinghamshire
Stott & May
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
LA International
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £416.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
iKonnect
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Capita - ITIN
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £416.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £0.00 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 20 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £400.00 - £455.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago