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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 299 314 343
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +29
Contract jobs citing SSL 324 264 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.56% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.50% 4.14% 2.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 155 128
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £289 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -78.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £125.00
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -72.20%
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
7196 6379 7031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 13.62% 15.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 4176 3537 3525
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 390 619
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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 +23 145 £425 - 14
South East +9 83 £414 +3.43% 12
Yorkshire -12 27 £350 +16.66% 7
North West -31 15 £338 +6.93% 5
South West -21 14 £425 +30.76% 4
North East - 11 £365 -
East Midlands - 11 £413 -
East of England -11 8 £425 +30.76%
West Midlands -5 6 £433 +1.76% 1
Midlands -1 1 - - 1
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 281 (41.08%) Linux
2 232 (33.92%) HTTP
3 228 (33.33%) Firewall
4 217 (31.73%) TCP/IP
5 206 (30.12%) Windows
6 183 (26.75%) VPN
7 167 (24.42%) Cisco
8 153 (22.37%) ITIL
9 142 (20.76%) DNS
10 129 (18.86%) Java
11 121 (17.69%) Microsoft
12 116 (16.96%) Security Cleared
13 109 (15.94%) Apache
14 107 (15.64%) Juniper
14 107 (15.64%) Network Security
15 104 (15.20%) VMware
16 103 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
17 101 (14.77%) SQL
18 100 (14.62%) Python
19 99 (14.47%) F5
20 98 (14.33%) Oracle
21 94 (13.74%) IIS
21 94 (13.74%) LAN
21 94 (13.74%) WAN
22 93 (13.60%) HP
23 91 (13.30%) WebSphere
24 90 (13.16%) CheckPoint
24 90 (13.16%) UNIX
25 88 (12.87%) Puppet
26 87 (12.72%) Web Services

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 109 (15.94%) Apache
2 94 (13.74%) IIS
3 91 (13.30%) WebSphere
4 74 (10.82%) Tomcat
5 52 (7.60%) WebLogic
6 44 (6.43%) WebSphere Application Server
7 32 (4.68%) MS Exchange
8 28 (4.09%) IBM HTTP Server
9 25 (3.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (3.65%) SharePoint
9 25 (3.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (3.51%) nginx
10 24 (3.51%) Oracle Service Bus
11 22 (3.22%) JBoss
12 19 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
13 16 (2.34%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (2.34%) Node.js
14 15 (2.19%) Lync
15 14 (2.05%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 38 (5.56%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.51%) MS Office
3 12 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.46%) MS Project
5 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 23 (3.36%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.78%) Documaker
3 18 (2.63%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (1.46%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.58%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.53%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.49%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.75%) PaaS
5 11 (1.61%) SaaS
6 10 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
7 9 (1.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 9 (1.32%) IaaS
7 9 (1.32%) Amazon S3
8 8 (1.17%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.88%) Office 365
10 5 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
11 4 (0.58%) Route 53
11 4 (0.58%) GitHub
12 3 (0.44%) Heroku
12 3 (0.44%) Engine Yard
13 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 232 (33.92%) HTTP
2 228 (33.33%) Firewall
3 217 (31.73%) TCP/IP
4 183 (26.75%) VPN
5 142 (20.76%) DNS
6 107 (15.64%) Network Security
7 94 (13.74%) LAN
7 94 (13.74%) WAN
8 83 (12.13%) IPsec
9 68 (9.94%) Internet
10 60 (8.77%) HTTPS
11 55 (8.04%) Cisco ASA
12 53 (7.75%) MPLS
12 53 (7.75%) OSPF
13 52 (7.60%) LDAP
14 49 (7.16%) BGP
15 46 (6.73%) DHCP
16 43 (6.29%) FTP
17 42 (6.14%) SAN
18 39 (5.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (9.50%) MySQL
2 56 (8.19%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.97%) Oracle Database
4 26 (3.80%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.22%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (3.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 21 (3.07%) PostgreSQL
7 20 (2.92%) Relational Database
8 19 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
8 19 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
9 17 (2.49%) SQL Server 2005
9 17 (2.49%) DB2
10 16 (2.34%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 13 (1.90%) Oracle Reports
12 12 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.75%) Redis
13 10 (1.46%) NoSQL
14 9 (1.32%) Amazon RDS
15 5 (0.73%) MariaDB
16 4 (0.58%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 46 (6.73%) Jenkins
2 37 (5.41%) JIRA
3 24 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 23 (3.36%) Git (software)
5 20 (2.92%) Subversion
6 16 (2.34%) Introscope
7 11 (1.61%) Maven
8 7 (1.02%) Eclipse
8 7 (1.02%) RSpec
8 7 (1.02%) GCC
9 6 (0.88%) Artifactory
9 6 (0.88%) Hudson
10 5 (0.73%) JDeveloper
10 5 (0.73%) Ant
10 5 (0.73%) MSI
11 4 (0.58%) Selenium
11 4 (0.58%) Gradle
12 3 (0.44%) ClearCase
12 3 (0.44%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (10.96%) Finance
2 59 (8.63%) Telecoms
3 27 (3.95%) Banking
4 22 (3.22%) Billing
5 20 (2.92%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.34%) Retail
7 9 (1.32%) Local Government
8 6 (0.88%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.73%) Legal
9 5 (0.73%) Games
9 5 (0.73%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.44%) Law
10 3 (0.44%) Military
11 2 (0.29%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.15%) Publishing
12 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) International Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Marketing
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
Job Titles
1 80 (11.70%) Consultant
2 77 (11.26%) Developer
3 76 (11.11%) Network Engineer
4 52 (7.60%) Security Engineer
5 43 (6.29%) Administrator
6 41 (5.99%) Analyst
7 37 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 36 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 34 (4.97%) Architect
10 33 (4.82%) Network Security Engineer
11 28 (4.09%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (2.63%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 18 (2.63%) Senior Consultant
13 17 (2.49%) Support Engineer
14 16 (2.34%) Technical Consultant
15 15 (2.19%) Network Specialist
15 15 (2.19%) Senior Security Engineer
16 14 (2.05%) Applications Support
16 14 (2.05%) Support Analyst
17 13 (1.90%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.72%) Web Services
2 83 (12.13%) XML
3 74 (10.82%) .NET
4 69 (10.09%) Middleware
5 64 (9.36%) JMS
6 62 (9.06%) HTML
7 53 (7.75%) SOAP
8 47 (6.87%) REST
9 34 (4.97%) WSDL
10 28 (4.09%) Oracle Fusion
11 27 (3.95%) WebSphere MQ
11 27 (3.95%) CSS
12 26 (3.80%) ASP.NET
13 22 (3.22%) J2EE
14 21 (3.07%) JDBC
15 20 (2.92%) Ajax
16 19 (2.78%) WebCenter
17 15 (2.19%) JSON
18 14 (2.05%) Worklight
19 12 (1.75%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 81 (11.84%) Open Source
2 71 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.75%) PKI
4 47 (6.87%) Clustering
5 20 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 20 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
6 17 (2.49%) DataPower
7 16 (2.34%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.34%) Cryptography
8 15 (2.19%) Data Integration
8 15 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.90%) SecurID
10 12 (1.75%) CESG
10 12 (1.75%) Blackberry
11 10 (1.46%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.46%) CMDB
12 9 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 9 (1.32%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.32%) User Experience
12 9 (1.32%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 281 (41.08%) Linux
2 206 (30.12%) Windows
3 90 (13.16%) UNIX
4 75 (10.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (7.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 51 (7.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (6.29%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (4.24%) AIX
9 26 (3.80%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 25 (3.65%) CentOS
11 24 (3.51%) Windows XP
12 23 (3.36%) Solaris
13 15 (2.19%) Windows 7
13 15 (2.19%) Apple iOS
13 15 (2.19%) Android
14 12 (1.75%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.61%) Windows Phone 8
15 11 (1.61%) Windows 2000
16 10 (1.46%) SUSE
16 10 (1.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (22.37%) ITIL
2 103 (15.06%) Agile Software Development
3 86 (12.57%) Configuration Management
4 82 (11.99%) DevOps
5 81 (11.84%) Load Balancing
6 75 (10.96%) Continuous Integration
7 52 (7.60%) SOA
8 45 (6.58%) Software Engineering
9 44 (6.43%) Service Management
10 43 (6.29%) Service Delivery
11 41 (5.99%) Scrum
12 35 (5.12%) TOGAF
13 34 (4.97%) Project Management
14 33 (4.82%) UML
15 32 (4.68%) Validation
15 32 (4.68%) Migration
16 31 (4.53%) Network Design
17 29 (4.24%) Incident Management
18 28 (4.09%) SysML
19 26 (3.80%) OO
Programming Languages
1 129 (18.86%) Java
2 101 (14.77%) SQL
3 100 (14.62%) Python
4 74 (10.82%) Bash Shell
5 73 (10.67%) JavaScript
6 71 (10.38%) PHP
7 55 (8.04%) Ruby
8 47 (6.87%) Jython
9 46 (6.73%) Shell Script
10 42 (6.14%) Perl
11 40 (5.85%) C
12 37 (5.41%) C#
13 36 (5.26%) PowerShell
14 23 (3.36%) C++
15 22 (3.22%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 15 (2.19%) Korn
17 9 (1.32%) Scala
17 9 (1.32%) VB
18 8 (1.17%) VBScript
19 7 (1.02%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 116 (16.96%) Security Cleared
2 82 (11.99%) SC Cleared
3 69 (10.09%) Cisco Certification
4 61 (8.92%) Degree
5 52 (7.60%) CCNP
6 31 (4.53%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (4.39%) DV Cleared
8 28 (4.09%) CCNA
9 25 (3.65%) CISSP
10 20 (2.92%) MCSE
11 15 (2.19%) CCIE
12 13 (1.90%) CCSE
13 12 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.75%) CCSA
13 12 (1.75%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 11 (1.61%) ISTQB
15 7 (1.02%) BC Cleared
16 6 (0.88%) CCDP
17 5 (0.73%) RHCE
17 5 (0.73%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.95%) QA
2 21 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.92%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.90%) SLA
4 13 (1.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.32%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.58%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 46 (6.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.68%) vSphere
3 32 (4.68%) ProxySG
4 26 (3.80%) Hyper-V
5 23 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (2.63%) Firmware
7 17 (2.49%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (2.05%) Xen
9 13 (1.90%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.61%) Nmap
11 9 (1.32%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.17%) XenServer
12 8 (1.17%) Varnish
13 7 (1.02%) XenApp
13 7 (1.02%) NFS
14 6 (0.88%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.73%) OpenSSH
15 5 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 88 (12.87%) Puppet
2 40 (5.85%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.36%) SCCM
4 19 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.63%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 15 (2.19%) Nagios
6 15 (2.19%) Nessus
7 14 (2.05%) Ansible
8 13 (1.90%) WhatsUp Gold
9 12 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
10 10 (1.46%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.46%) Salt
10 10 (1.46%) HP UCMDB
11 8 (1.17%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.02%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 6 (0.88%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (0.88%) MAILsweeper
13 6 (0.88%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 167 (24.42%) Cisco
2 121 (17.69%) Microsoft
3 107 (15.64%) Juniper
4 104 (15.20%) VMware
5 99 (14.47%) F5
6 98 (14.33%) Oracle
7 93 (13.60%) HP
8 90 (13.16%) CheckPoint
9 72 (10.53%) IBM
10 60 (8.77%) Red Hat
11 52 (7.60%) Blue Coat
12 38 (5.56%) Citrix
13 28 (4.09%) McAfee
14 27 (3.95%) Software AG
14 27 (3.95%) ServiceNow
15 25 (3.65%) Remedy
16 23 (3.36%) Google
16 23 (3.36%) Fortinet
17 20 (2.92%) NetApp
18 18 (2.63%) Websense
Docklands
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Finchley Dean Limited
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Leeds
Annapurna
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 26 days ago