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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 264 287 352
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +65
Contract jobs citing SSL 389 352 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.82% 0.75% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 4.98% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 202 149
Average daily rate £435 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.75% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 4 3
Average hourly rate £40.75 £17.11 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.16% -4.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.72 £16.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £17.50 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
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
6850 7067 6159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.52% 15.01% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4085 3968 3287
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 310 415 367
Average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.00 £42.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -43 123 £475 +11.76% 31
South East +39 112 £350 -7.28% 29
North West +12 48 £409 +26.74% 6
North East +7 32 £411 -2.20% 1
East of England +24 30 £463 +8.82% 18
Yorkshire -27 18 £438 +82.29% 11
West Midlands -4 15 £300 -30.63% 7
South West -4 7 £550 +29.41% 7
East Midlands -11 4 £370 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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.

1 326 (42.01%) TCP/IP
2 315 (40.59%) Linux
3 305 (39.30%) HTTP
4 267 (34.41%) Firewall
5 263 (33.89%) DNS
6 231 (29.77%) VPN
7 215 (27.71%) Cisco
8 193 (24.87%) Java
9 186 (23.97%) Microsoft
10 179 (23.07%) Configuration Management
11 176 (22.68%) Windows
12 174 (22.42%) IPsec
12 174 (22.42%) VMware
13 170 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
14 162 (20.88%) WebSphere
15 158 (20.36%) DHCP
16 156 (20.10%) ITIL
17 151 (19.46%) LAN
18 150 (19.33%) Jenkins
19 148 (19.07%) Unix
20 145 (18.69%) Apache
21 143 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
22 140 (18.04%) Web Services
23 137 (17.65%) Perl
24 133 (17.14%) FTP
25 132 (17.01%) Puppet
26 126 (16.24%) Internet
27 124 (15.98%) WAN
27 124 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
28 121 (15.59%) DevOps

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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
1 162 (20.88%) WebSphere
2 145 (18.69%) Apache
3 115 (14.82%) IIS
4 110 (14.18%) Tomcat
5 86 (11.08%) nginx
6 79 (10.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 60 (7.73%) Jetty
8 48 (6.19%) WebLogic
9 39 (5.03%) JBoss
10 32 (4.12%) Node.js
11 27 (3.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 22 (2.84%) Oracle Application Server
13 21 (2.71%) OpenStack
14 14 (1.80%) CICS
14 14 (1.80%) MQSeries
15 13 (1.68%) CMS
16 12 (1.55%) Oracle 10gAS
16 12 (1.55%) Skype for Business
17 11 (1.42%) IBM HTTP Server
17 11 (1.42%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 40 (5.15%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.71%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.93%) MS Office
4 8 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.64%) HipChat
5 5 (0.64%) MS Project
6 3 (0.39%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.13%) Maple
7 1 (0.13%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 6 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.64%) RMDS
3 4 (0.52%) Relativity
4 3 (0.39%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.26%) Documaker
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.13%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.13%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 120 (15.46%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (7.09%) Amazon EC2
3 51 (6.57%) Google Cloud Platform
4 49 (6.31%) Google App Engine
5 48 (6.19%) Cloud Computing
6 27 (3.48%) Microsoft Azure
7 11 (1.42%) SaaS
8 9 (1.16%) Office 365
9 8 (1.03%) SoftLayer
10 6 (0.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.64%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.26%) IaaS
12 2 (0.26%) PaaS
13 1 (0.13%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.13%) CloudFront
13 1 (0.13%) Datadog
13 1 (0.13%) GitHub
13 1 (0.13%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 326 (42.01%) TCP/IP
2 305 (39.30%) HTTP
3 267 (34.41%) Firewall
4 263 (33.89%) DNS
5 231 (29.77%) VPN
6 174 (22.42%) IPsec
7 158 (20.36%) DHCP
8 151 (19.46%) LAN
9 133 (17.14%) FTP
10 126 (16.24%) Internet
11 124 (15.98%) WAN
12 92 (11.86%) Network Security
13 83 (10.70%) MPLS
14 77 (9.92%) Intrusion Detection
15 74 (9.54%) LDAP
16 71 (9.15%) BGP
17 70 (9.02%) OSPF
17 70 (9.02%) SSH
18 66 (8.51%) Cisco ASA
18 66 (8.51%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (7.22%) Relational Database
2 53 (6.83%) SQL Server
3 52 (6.70%) MongoDB
4 44 (5.67%) MySQL
4 44 (5.67%) PostgreSQL
5 34 (4.38%) DB2
6 25 (3.22%) Oracle Database
7 22 (2.84%) Redis
8 14 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 12 (1.55%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.42%) PowerCenter
10 11 (1.42%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.29%) NoSQL
12 9 (1.16%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (1.03%) Easytrieve
13 8 (1.03%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.90%) Big Data
14 7 (0.90%) MS Access
14 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 150 (19.33%) Jenkins
2 66 (8.51%) Git (software)
3 47 (6.06%) Subversion
4 26 (3.35%) Visual Studio
5 22 (2.84%) JIRA
6 21 (2.71%) Eclipse
7 17 (2.19%) Maven
8 15 (1.93%) Introscope
8 15 (1.93%) Team Foundation Server
9 12 (1.55%) IntelliJ
9 12 (1.55%) Log4j
9 12 (1.55%) Vagrant
10 11 (1.42%) Hudson
11 9 (1.16%) Ant
12 8 (1.03%) Gradle
13 6 (0.77%) Selenium
14 4 (0.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.52%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.52%) JUnit
14 4 (0.52%) Lombardi
General
1 119 (15.34%) Finance
2 43 (5.54%) Banking
3 25 (3.22%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.55%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.29%) Local Government
6 7 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 7 (0.90%) Retail
7 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.64%) Publishing
8 4 (0.52%) Law
8 4 (0.52%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.39%) Games
9 3 (0.39%) Legal
10 2 (0.26%) Automotive
10 2 (0.26%) Billing
10 2 (0.26%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Military
11 1 (0.13%) Advertising
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 133 (17.14%) Network Engineer
2 122 (15.72%) Developer
3 83 (10.70%) Analyst
4 69 (8.89%) Consultant
5 58 (7.47%) DevOps Engineer
6 42 (5.41%) Administrator
7 41 (5.28%) Support Engineer
8 36 (4.64%) Security Engineer
9 33 (4.25%) Architect
9 33 (4.25%) Java Developer
10 32 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
11 30 (3.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 30 (3.87%) Senior Network Engineer
12 29 (3.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 26 (3.35%) Senior Developer
14 25 (3.22%) Network Security Engineer
15 24 (3.09%) Network Analyst
15 24 (3.09%) Security Analyst
16 21 (2.71%) VMware Engineer
17 19 (2.45%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 140 (18.04%) Web Services
2 120 (15.46%) .NET
3 113 (14.56%) J2EE
4 93 (11.98%) Middleware
5 78 (10.05%) SOAP
6 76 (9.79%) CSS
7 73 (9.41%) HTML
8 63 (8.12%) REST
9 62 (7.99%) XML
10 61 (7.86%) Servlets
11 53 (6.83%) 802.1X
12 51 (6.57%) Ajax
13 47 (6.06%) WebSphere MQ
14 42 (5.41%) JSON
15 37 (4.77%) IBM Integration Bus
16 32 (4.12%) ASP.NET
17 27 (3.48%) LAMP
18 26 (3.35%) JMS
19 25 (3.22%) AngularJS
20 21 (2.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.37%) Data Centre
2 56 (7.22%) PKI
3 55 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
4 49 (6.31%) Clustering
5 31 (3.99%) DataPower
6 26 (3.35%) Cryptography
7 25 (3.22%) Computer Science
7 25 (3.22%) Management Information System
8 20 (2.58%) Algorithms
8 20 (2.58%) Client/Server
8 20 (2.58%) Mainframe
9 18 (2.32%) Internet of Things
10 16 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.68%) VSAM
12 12 (1.55%) SecurID
13 10 (1.29%) CMDB
14 8 (1.03%) Driving Licence
15 6 (0.77%) IBM Mainframe
15 6 (0.77%) Smart Meter
15 6 (0.77%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 315 (40.59%) Linux
2 176 (22.68%) Windows
3 148 (19.07%) Unix
4 71 (9.15%) Solaris
5 70 (9.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 67 (8.63%) AIX
7 42 (5.41%) Windows Server
8 38 (4.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (3.87%) Windows 7
9 30 (3.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.32%) CentOS
12 12 (1.55%) SUSE
12 12 (1.55%) Windows XP
12 12 (1.55%) zOS
13 11 (1.42%) Mac OS X
14 10 (1.29%) OS/390
15 8 (1.03%) Debian
15 8 (1.03%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.77%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 179 (23.07%) Configuration Management
2 170 (21.91%) Agile Software Development
3 156 (20.10%) ITIL
4 143 (18.43%) Continuous Integration
5 121 (15.59%) DevOps
6 98 (12.63%) Open Source
7 94 (12.11%) Load Balancing
8 65 (8.38%) High Availability
9 63 (8.12%) Migration
10 62 (7.99%) Change Management
11 55 (7.09%) Web Operations
12 43 (5.54%) Network Design
13 41 (5.28%) Project Management
13 41 (5.28%) Service Management
14 39 (5.03%) Problem Management
15 36 (4.64%) Mentoring
16 35 (4.51%) Automated Testing
17 33 (4.25%) Information Security
17 33 (4.25%) Software Engineering
18 32 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 193 (24.87%) Java
2 137 (17.65%) Perl
3 118 (15.21%) Python
4 89 (11.47%) JavaScript
5 72 (9.28%) Bash Shell
6 66 (8.51%) C++
7 53 (6.83%) SQL
8 50 (6.44%) C
9 45 (5.80%) Ruby
10 41 (5.28%) Shell Script
11 39 (5.03%) C#
12 38 (4.90%) PowerShell
13 36 (4.64%) Korn
14 34 (4.38%) Jython
15 16 (2.06%) VBScript
16 15 (1.93%) JCL
17 14 (1.80%) PHP
18 11 (1.42%) T-SQL
19 10 (1.29%) Go
20 9 (1.16%) Scala
Qualifications
1 120 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 114 (14.69%) Cisco Certification
3 97 (12.50%) SC Cleared
4 75 (9.66%) CCNP
5 66 (8.51%) Degree
6 41 (5.28%) CCIE
7 33 (4.25%) CCNA
8 21 (2.71%) CCSE
9 18 (2.32%) CCSA
9 18 (2.32%) CISSP
10 17 (2.19%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (1.29%) CCSP
12 9 (1.16%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.16%) JNCIP
13 8 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
13 8 (1.03%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (1.03%) GCIA
13 8 (1.03%) GCIH
14 7 (0.90%) CCDP
14 7 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.35%) PCI DSS
2 16 (2.06%) QA
3 13 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (1.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.77%) FIPS 140-2
5 6 (0.77%) SLA
6 5 (0.64%) COBIT
6 5 (0.64%) COSO
6 5 (0.64%) SAS 70
7 4 (0.52%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.13%) ISO22301
System Software
1 124 (15.98%) VMware Infrastructure
2 101 (13.02%) Active Directory
3 59 (7.60%) Xen
4 25 (3.22%) Docker
5 18 (2.32%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (1.80%) Squid
6 14 (1.80%) Time Sharing Option
6 14 (1.80%) vSphere
7 13 (1.68%) Hyper-V
7 13 (1.68%) qmail
8 12 (1.55%) Firmware
8 12 (1.55%) NFS
8 12 (1.55%) UAG
9 11 (1.42%) VMware ESX
9 11 (1.42%) XenApp
9 11 (1.42%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.29%) BitLocker
11 9 (1.16%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
12 8 (1.03%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 132 (17.01%) Puppet
2 88 (11.34%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (5.41%) Ansible
3 42 (5.41%) Nagios
4 34 (4.38%) logstash
5 31 (3.99%) SCCM
6 23 (2.96%) ZABBIX
7 22 (2.84%) Cacti
8 21 (2.71%) Salt
9 19 (2.45%) Kibana
10 18 (2.32%) Ganglia
10 18 (2.32%) Graphite
11 16 (2.06%) CA Wily
12 14 (1.80%) Grafana
12 14 (1.80%) Uchiwa
13 13 (1.68%) collectd
14 9 (1.16%) CA Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.16%) FortiGate
15 8 (1.03%) Control-M
15 8 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 215 (27.71%) Cisco
2 186 (23.97%) Microsoft
3 174 (22.42%) VMware
4 111 (14.30%) Juniper
5 107 (13.79%) F5
6 94 (12.11%) CheckPoint
7 93 (11.98%) Oracle
8 86 (11.08%) IBM
9 57 (7.35%) Google
10 47 (6.06%) Citrix
11 41 (5.28%) Palo Alto
11 41 (5.28%) Red Hat
12 35 (4.51%) Blue Coat
13 30 (3.87%) CA
14 29 (3.74%) IronPort
15 26 (3.35%) Splunk
15 26 (3.35%) Sun
16 22 (2.84%) Axway
17 19 (2.45%) Fortinet
18 15 (1.93%) HP
Surrey
Stott & May
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, Yorkshire
Stealth IT Recruitment
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £300.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Jonathan Garth
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago