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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 272 304 315
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +11
Contract jobs citing SSL 372 272 296
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.71% 0.56% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.80% 4.15% 3.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 183 156
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £236 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £26.50 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.77% +92.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £23.30 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £29.70 £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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
7743 6552 8354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.76% 13.58% 15.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 4340 3663 3876
Average daily rate £375 £363 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 372 636
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.25 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.60 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 22 September 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
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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 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 +51 232 £400 -5.88% 32
South East +16 70 £350 +29.62% 27
North West -3 19 £500 +68.06% 3
East of England -28 12 £375 +25.00% 1
Yorkshire -5 10 £400 +2.56% 6
South West -27 9 £288 -15.44% 3
East Midlands +2 5 £450 +38.46% 2
Midlands - 3 £450 -
West Midlands -14 1 - - 2
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SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 284 (43.89%) Linux
2 243 (37.56%) HTTP
3 192 (29.68%) Firewall
4 179 (27.67%) TCP/IP
5 167 (25.81%) Windows
6 158 (24.42%) Java
7 154 (23.80%) VPN
8 148 (22.87%) Cisco
9 142 (21.95%) DNS
9 142 (21.95%) Apache
10 134 (20.71%) ITIL
11 129 (19.94%) UNIX
12 125 (19.32%) Oracle
13 114 (17.62%) WebSphere
14 106 (16.38%) Juniper
15 102 (15.77%) Finance
16 100 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
17 99 (15.30%) Microsoft
18 98 (15.15%) Security Cleared
19 90 (13.91%) F5
19 90 (13.91%) IIS
20 88 (13.60%) HP
21 87 (13.45%) .NET
22 84 (12.98%) Middleware
23 83 (12.83%) Tomcat
23 83 (12.83%) Python
23 83 (12.83%) XML
24 81 (12.52%) VMware
24 81 (12.52%) Load Balancing
25 80 (12.36%) Network Security

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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
1 142 (21.95%) Apache
2 114 (17.62%) WebSphere
3 90 (13.91%) IIS
4 83 (12.83%) Tomcat
5 68 (10.51%) WebLogic
6 56 (8.66%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (4.33%) nginx
7 28 (4.33%) IBM HTTP Server
8 26 (4.02%) SharePoint
8 26 (4.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 24 (3.71%) MS Exchange
9 24 (3.71%) Oracle Service Bus
10 22 (3.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 21 (3.25%) WebLogic Portal
11 21 (3.25%) Jetty
12 13 (2.01%) WebSphere Process Server
13 12 (1.85%) Adobe CQ
13 12 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (1.55%) Lync
14 10 (1.55%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 43 (6.65%) MS Excel
2 18 (2.78%) MS Office
3 15 (2.32%) MS Project
4 13 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.93%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (5.10%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.94%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (2.78%) Documaker
4 11 (1.70%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.62%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.25%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.32%) SaaS
5 14 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
6 13 (2.01%) Google App Engine
6 13 (2.01%) PaaS
7 6 (0.93%) Amazon S3
8 5 (0.77%) Rackspace Cloud
8 5 (0.77%) IaaS
9 4 (0.62%) Office 365
10 2 (0.31%) Route 53
10 2 (0.31%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 243 (37.56%) HTTP
2 192 (29.68%) Firewall
3 179 (27.67%) TCP/IP
4 154 (23.80%) VPN
5 142 (21.95%) DNS
6 80 (12.36%) WAN
6 80 (12.36%) Network Security
7 73 (11.28%) HTTPS
8 64 (9.89%) LDAP
9 63 (9.74%) IPsec
10 60 (9.27%) Internet
11 59 (9.12%) LAN
12 50 (7.73%) SSH
13 40 (6.18%) Wireless
14 38 (5.87%) FTP
15 37 (5.72%) MPLS
16 34 (5.26%) DHCP
17 30 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
18 29 (4.48%) Reverse Proxy
18 29 (4.48%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.65%) Oracle Database
2 39 (6.03%) SQL Server
3 38 (5.87%) MySQL
4 23 (3.55%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (2.78%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (2.78%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 18 (2.78%) Oracle ODI
6 11 (1.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.70%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.39%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.39%) DB2
8 9 (1.39%) MongoDB
9 7 (1.08%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.62%) Redis
10 4 (0.62%) RDBMS
11 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.31%) Big Data
12 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 40 (6.18%) Jenkins
2 39 (6.03%) JIRA
3 27 (4.17%) Introscope
4 24 (3.71%) Subversion
5 20 (3.09%) Maven
6 17 (2.63%) Git (software)
7 12 (1.85%) Visual Studio
8 10 (1.55%) Hudson
9 9 (1.39%) Selenium
10 7 (1.08%) JUnit
11 6 (0.93%) Ant
11 6 (0.93%) GCC
11 6 (0.93%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.77%) Fiddler
12 5 (0.77%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.77%) Xcode
13 4 (0.62%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.62%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.62%) RSpec
14 3 (0.46%) Mockito
General
1 102 (15.77%) Finance
2 49 (7.57%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.56%) Banking
4 26 (4.02%) Financial Institution
5 23 (3.55%) Billing
6 21 (3.25%) Retail
7 16 (2.47%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.39%) Local Government
9 6 (0.93%) Games
9 6 (0.93%) Private Banking
9 6 (0.93%) Marketing
10 4 (0.62%) Back Office
10 4 (0.62%) Legal
10 4 (0.62%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.46%) Law
11 3 (0.46%) Spanish Language
12 2 (0.31%) International Banking
12 2 (0.31%) Electronics
12 2 (0.31%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.31%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 72 (11.13%) Consultant
2 71 (10.97%) Developer
3 60 (9.27%) Administrator
4 54 (8.35%) Network Engineer
5 48 (7.42%) Security Engineer
6 44 (6.80%) Analyst
7 35 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 27 (4.17%) Architect
8 27 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (3.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (3.86%) Linux Administrator
10 23 (3.55%) Network Security Engineer
11 22 (3.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 22 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
12 16 (2.47%) WebSphere Administrator
13 15 (2.32%) Project Engineer
13 15 (2.32%) Senior Security Engineer
13 15 (2.32%) Support Analyst
14 14 (2.16%) Support Engineer
15 12 (1.85%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (13.45%) .NET
2 84 (12.98%) Middleware
3 83 (12.83%) XML
4 72 (11.13%) JMS
5 62 (9.58%) HTML
6 60 (9.27%) Web Services
7 48 (7.42%) SOAP
7 48 (7.42%) REST
8 35 (5.41%) ASP.NET
8 35 (5.41%) WSDL
9 34 (5.26%) WebSphere MQ
10 33 (5.10%) J2EE
11 31 (4.79%) JDBC
12 27 (4.17%) JSP
13 26 (4.02%) Oracle Fusion
14 24 (3.71%) Servlets
15 23 (3.55%) JSON
16 18 (2.78%) WebCenter
16 18 (2.78%) Worklight
17 16 (2.47%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.21%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (11.28%) Open Source
3 33 (5.10%) PKI
4 29 (4.48%) Clustering
5 24 (3.71%) Management Information System
6 17 (2.63%) Data Integration
7 15 (2.32%) DataPower
7 15 (2.32%) Blackberry
7 15 (2.32%) Hedge funds
8 12 (1.85%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.85%) Cryptography
8 12 (1.85%) Computer Science
9 10 (1.55%) Client/Server
10 8 (1.24%) PMI
10 8 (1.24%) Firmware
10 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (1.24%) User Experience
11 7 (1.08%) Mainframe
11 7 (1.08%) Device Driver
11 7 (1.08%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 284 (43.89%) Linux
2 167 (25.81%) Windows
3 129 (19.94%) UNIX
4 66 (10.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (7.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (7.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 34 (5.26%) AIX
8 31 (4.79%) Windows XP
9 25 (3.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (3.71%) Solaris
11 23 (3.55%) Windows 2000
12 18 (2.78%) CentOS
13 16 (2.47%) SUSE
14 14 (2.16%) Windows 7
15 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.93%) Android
17 5 (0.77%) HPUX
18 4 (0.62%) Debian
18 4 (0.62%) zOS
19 2 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (20.71%) ITIL
2 100 (15.46%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (12.52%) Load Balancing
4 74 (11.44%) Continuous Integration
5 72 (11.13%) Configuration Management
6 61 (9.43%) DevOps
7 57 (8.81%) Scrum
8 52 (8.04%) SOA
9 44 (6.80%) Software Engineering
10 37 (5.72%) Migration
11 36 (5.56%) OO
12 34 (5.26%) TOGAF
13 33 (5.10%) UML
13 33 (5.10%) Project Management
14 32 (4.95%) Service Delivery
14 32 (4.95%) Validation
14 32 (4.95%) SysML
14 32 (4.95%) Incident Management
15 30 (4.64%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (4.64%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 158 (24.42%) Java
2 83 (12.83%) Python
3 76 (11.75%) SQL
4 72 (11.13%) Bash Shell
5 71 (10.97%) Perl
6 67 (10.36%) JavaScript
7 63 (9.74%) PHP
8 58 (8.96%) Shell Script
8 58 (8.96%) Jython
9 35 (5.41%) C
10 27 (4.17%) C#
11 24 (3.71%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 22 (3.40%) Korn
13 20 (3.09%) Ruby
14 18 (2.78%) PowerShell
14 18 (2.78%) C++
15 10 (1.55%) VBScript
16 7 (1.08%) VB
16 7 (1.08%) C-shell
17 6 (0.93%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 98 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.43%) SC Cleared
3 56 (8.66%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (6.80%) Degree
5 37 (5.72%) CCNP
6 26 (4.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 21 (3.25%) ISTQB
7 21 (3.25%) CCNA
7 21 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 18 (2.78%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.16%) CCENT
9 14 (2.16%) LPIC
10 12 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.70%) CISSP
12 10 (1.55%) MCSE
13 9 (1.39%) PMI Certification
13 9 (1.39%) CCSE
14 7 (1.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 7 (1.08%) BC Cleared
15 6 (0.93%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.33%) QA
2 21 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.70%) SLA
4 8 (1.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (1.08%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) TickIT
7 1 (0.15%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 76 (11.75%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (5.10%) ProxySG
4 20 (3.09%) Nmap
5 19 (2.94%) vSphere
6 16 (2.47%) Squid
7 15 (2.32%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (2.16%) Xen
8 14 (2.16%) Hyper-V
9 13 (2.01%) qmail
10 11 (1.70%) VMware ESXi
11 8 (1.24%) Varnish
11 8 (1.24%) XenServer
12 6 (0.93%) vCloud
12 6 (0.93%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 4 (0.62%) ISA Server
13 4 (0.62%) VMware ESX
13 4 (0.62%) Shibboleth
13 4 (0.62%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.62%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 74 (11.44%) Puppet
2 26 (4.02%) Opscode Chef
2 26 (4.02%) HP Quality Center
3 23 (3.55%) Nessus
4 21 (3.25%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.78%) Zenoss
6 17 (2.63%) SCCM
7 15 (2.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 12 (1.85%) CA SiteMinder
9 10 (1.55%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.39%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (1.24%) Nagios
12 7 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (1.08%) CA Wily
12 7 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
12 7 (1.08%) FortiGate
13 6 (0.93%) OpenView
13 6 (0.93%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.93%) Backup Exec
14 5 (0.77%) YUM
Vendors
1 148 (22.87%) Cisco
2 125 (19.32%) Oracle
3 106 (16.38%) Juniper
4 99 (15.30%) Microsoft
5 90 (13.91%) F5
6 88 (13.60%) HP
7 81 (12.52%) VMware
8 77 (11.90%) IBM
9 73 (11.28%) CheckPoint
10 54 (8.35%) Blue Coat
11 52 (8.04%) Red Hat
12 42 (6.49%) Citrix
13 28 (4.33%) Google
14 27 (4.17%) Software AG
15 25 (3.86%) Nokia
16 22 (3.40%) JBoss
17 21 (3.25%) Websense
18 20 (3.09%) Remedy
19 19 (2.94%) Siebel
20 17 (2.63%) McAfee
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