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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 260 381 349
Rank change year-on-year
+121 -32
Contract jobs citing SSL 398 209 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.42% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.30% 3.16% 2.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 118 97
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£393 £400 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +15.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.82% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £27.87 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% -20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £18.16 £19.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.57 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +28.00%
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
7512 6620 6770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.86% 13.16% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4165 3561 3488
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 399 372 540
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £21.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -7.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +81 182 £450 +5.88% 31
South East +21 85 £395 +5.33% 17
North West +14 52 £325 +11.11% 22
Yorkshire +11 35 £240 -37.45% 6
South West -3 10 £400 -10.61% 10
East of England +24 9 £438 +9.37% 6
East Midlands +9 9 £315 -18.70% 3
North East +4 9 £275 -
West Midlands -5 8 £498 +24.37% 1
Midlands - 1 £500 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 305 (40.99%) Linux
2 280 (37.63%) Firewall
3 278 (37.37%) TCP/IP
4 247 (33.20%) Cisco
5 232 (31.18%) Windows
6 223 (29.97%) HTTP
7 201 (27.02%) VPN
8 173 (23.25%) Microsoft
9 164 (22.04%) DNS
10 158 (21.24%) Java
11 152 (20.43%) ITIL
11 152 (20.43%) WAN
12 146 (19.62%) LAN
13 140 (18.82%) CheckPoint
14 138 (18.55%) Juniper
14 138 (18.55%) VMware
15 131 (17.61%) Configuration Management
16 126 (16.94%) IPsec
16 126 (16.94%) Network Security
17 115 (15.46%) Open Source
18 114 (15.32%) Python
19 113 (15.19%) UNIX
19 113 (15.19%) Puppet
20 110 (14.78%) Security Cleared
21 106 (14.25%) Web Services
22 103 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
23 102 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
24 99 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
25 98 (13.17%) MySQL
26 94 (12.63%) SQL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 93 (12.50%) Apache
2 89 (11.96%) IIS
3 81 (10.89%) WebSphere
4 62 (8.33%) Tomcat
5 53 (7.12%) WebLogic
6 30 (4.03%) JBoss
7 28 (3.76%) MS Exchange
8 25 (3.36%) WebSphere Application Server
9 24 (3.23%) nginx
10 21 (2.82%) SharePoint
11 17 (2.28%) Jetty
12 15 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (1.88%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (1.61%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.48%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (1.34%) IBM Notes
17 9 (1.21%) Node.js
17 9 (1.21%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (1.08%) Confluence
18 8 (1.08%) Lync
Applications
1 37 (4.97%) MS Excel
2 17 (2.28%) MS Office
3 13 (1.75%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.21%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.27%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.08%) Documaker
2 5 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.54%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.40%) RMDS
5 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
5 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.82%) PaaS
2 21 (2.82%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (2.69%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.15%) Google App Engine
5 16 (2.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.48%) SaaS
7 8 (1.08%) Office 365
8 6 (0.81%) Heroku
8 6 (0.81%) Engine Yard
8 6 (0.81%) GitHub
9 5 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.54%) Yammer
11 3 (0.40%) IaaS
12 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 280 (37.63%) Firewall
2 278 (37.37%) TCP/IP
3 223 (29.97%) HTTP
4 201 (27.02%) VPN
5 164 (22.04%) DNS
6 152 (20.43%) WAN
7 146 (19.62%) LAN
8 126 (16.94%) IPsec
8 126 (16.94%) Network Security
9 103 (13.84%) Cisco ASA
10 94 (12.63%) Internet
11 80 (10.75%) LDAP
12 76 (10.22%) DHCP
13 72 (9.68%) FTP
14 64 (8.60%) OSPF
15 59 (7.93%) MPLS
16 57 (7.66%) SMTP
16 57 (7.66%) Wireless
17 51 (6.85%) SAN
18 47 (6.32%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (13.17%) MySQL
2 75 (10.08%) MongoDB
3 45 (6.05%) SQL Server
4 42 (5.65%) Relational Database
5 37 (4.97%) RDBMS
5 37 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (4.44%) NoSQL
7 26 (3.49%) Oracle Database
8 18 (2.42%) Oracle Database 11g
9 10 (1.34%) Oracle BI EE
9 10 (1.34%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (1.21%) Big Data
11 7 (0.94%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (0.81%) Redis
13 5 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
13 5 (0.67%) DB2
13 5 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
13 5 (0.67%) MariaDB
14 4 (0.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 74 (9.95%) Jenkins
2 40 (5.38%) Git (software)
3 35 (4.70%) Subversion
4 31 (4.17%) Maven
5 18 (2.42%) Hudson
5 18 (2.42%) JIRA
5 18 (2.42%) Introscope
6 13 (1.75%) Eclipse
7 12 (1.61%) TeamCity
7 12 (1.61%) JUnit
8 11 (1.48%) Mercurial
9 10 (1.34%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.21%) Visual Studio
11 5 (0.67%) RSpec
12 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.54%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.40%) Ant
14 2 (0.27%) Fiddler
14 2 (0.27%) Gerrit
14 2 (0.27%) MSI
General
1 87 (11.69%) Finance
2 51 (6.85%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.96%) Banking
4 21 (2.82%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.21%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.08%) Billing
7 5 (0.67%) Retail
7 5 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.54%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.54%) Military
9 3 (0.40%) Local Government
9 3 (0.40%) Marketing
10 2 (0.27%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.27%) French Language
10 2 (0.27%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Games
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 85 (11.42%) Network Engineer
2 82 (11.02%) Analyst
3 81 (10.89%) Consultant
4 63 (8.47%) Developer
5 52 (6.99%) Security Engineer
6 45 (6.05%) Administrator
6 45 (6.05%) DevOps Engineer
7 43 (5.78%) Security Analyst
8 40 (5.38%) Technical Consultant
9 39 (5.24%) Architect
10 37 (4.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (4.30%) Network Security Engineer
12 27 (3.63%) Network Analyst
12 27 (3.63%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 21 (2.82%) Technical Analyst
14 20 (2.69%) ITSM Consultant
14 20 (2.69%) Technical Developer
14 20 (2.69%) ServiceNow Developer
14 20 (2.69%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.42%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (14.25%) Web Services
2 74 (9.95%) HTML
2 74 (9.95%) XML
3 49 (6.59%) .NET
4 48 (6.45%) J2EE
5 38 (5.11%) SOAP
6 37 (4.97%) CSS
7 32 (4.30%) Ajax
8 28 (3.76%) WebSphere MQ
8 28 (3.76%) Middleware
9 20 (2.69%) COM
10 18 (2.42%) Servlets
11 15 (2.02%) JDBC
11 15 (2.02%) Worklight
12 14 (1.88%) JSON
13 12 (1.61%) Oracle Fusion
13 12 (1.61%) WebCenter
13 12 (1.61%) JMS
13 12 (1.61%) ASP.NET
14 11 (1.48%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 115 (15.46%) Open Source
2 87 (11.69%) PKI
3 34 (4.57%) Client/Server
4 32 (4.30%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.76%) Clustering
6 21 (2.82%) SecurID
7 20 (2.69%) CMDB
8 17 (2.28%) Management Information System
8 17 (2.28%) Device Driver
8 17 (2.28%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (1.88%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.88%) CESG
10 13 (1.75%) Public Cloud
10 13 (1.75%) DataPower
11 11 (1.48%) Smartcard
12 10 (1.34%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.08%) Cryptography
14 6 (0.81%) Life Science
15 5 (0.67%) Mainframe
16 4 (0.54%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 305 (40.99%) Linux
2 232 (31.18%) Windows
3 113 (15.19%) UNIX
4 53 (7.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (6.59%) Solaris
6 43 (5.78%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (5.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (4.57%) CentOS
8 32 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
9 23 (3.09%) Ubuntu
10 19 (2.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.55%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.28%) AIX
12 15 (2.02%) Windows XP
13 14 (1.88%) Android
14 13 (1.75%) SUSE
15 12 (1.61%) Windows Phone
16 11 (1.48%) Windows Phone 8
16 11 (1.48%) Apple iOS
17 5 (0.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 152 (20.43%) ITIL
2 131 (17.61%) Configuration Management
3 102 (13.71%) Continuous Integration
4 99 (13.31%) Agile Software Development
5 90 (12.10%) DevOps
6 65 (8.74%) Load Balancing
7 62 (8.33%) Service Management
8 57 (7.66%) Migration
8 57 (7.66%) Kalman Filter
9 43 (5.78%) Service Delivery
10 35 (4.70%) SOA
10 35 (4.70%) Network Design
11 33 (4.44%) Project Management
11 33 (4.44%) SIEM
12 32 (4.30%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 32 (4.30%) Penetration Testing
13 30 (4.03%) Time Management
13 30 (4.03%) ITSM
14 25 (3.36%) Incident Management
14 25 (3.36%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 158 (21.24%) Java
2 114 (15.32%) Python
3 94 (12.63%) SQL
4 64 (8.60%) Ruby
5 58 (7.80%) PHP
6 55 (7.39%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.39%) Perl
7 49 (6.59%) C
8 44 (5.91%) Bash Shell
8 44 (5.91%) Shell Script
9 36 (4.84%) C++
10 28 (3.76%) C#
11 26 (3.49%) Jython
12 20 (2.69%) PowerShell
13 15 (2.02%) Scala
14 13 (1.75%) Korn
15 11 (1.48%) Go
16 5 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 5 (0.67%) VB
16 5 (0.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 110 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 83 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (9.81%) SC Cleared
4 65 (8.74%) Degree
5 63 (8.47%) CCNP
6 52 (6.99%) CISSP
7 40 (5.38%) CCNA
8 32 (4.30%) DV Cleared
9 29 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
10 28 (3.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 25 (3.36%) CISM
11 25 (3.36%) CISMP
12 17 (2.28%) CCIE
13 16 (2.15%) MCSE
14 15 (2.02%) CCENT
15 12 (1.61%) CCSE
15 12 (1.61%) CCDP
16 10 (1.34%) CCSA
16 10 (1.34%) CCIP
17 6 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.78%) QA
2 35 (4.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.42%) SLA
5 10 (1.34%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.67%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.40%) COSO
8 3 (0.40%) COBIT
9 2 (0.27%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.13%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 72 (9.68%) Active Directory
2 70 (9.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.49%) vSphere
4 25 (3.36%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.82%) ProxySG
5 21 (2.82%) Firmware
6 19 (2.55%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.42%) Xen
8 16 (2.15%) Varnish
9 13 (1.75%) Sendmail
10 9 (1.21%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.21%) XenApp
11 8 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.08%) NFS
12 7 (0.94%) vCloud
13 6 (0.81%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.81%) Samba
14 5 (0.67%) XenServer
14 5 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 113 (15.19%) Puppet
2 70 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (3.23%) SCCM
3 24 (3.23%) Nagios
4 23 (3.09%) Salt
5 22 (2.96%) Ansible
6 20 (2.69%) HP UCMDB
7 17 (2.28%) MIMEsweeper
8 16 (2.15%) yum
9 14 (1.88%) CA Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.75%) MAILsweeper
11 10 (1.34%) WSUS
11 10 (1.34%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 8 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.94%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.81%) Cobbler
14 6 (0.81%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.81%) Tivoli
15 5 (0.67%) Cisco Prime
15 5 (0.67%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 247 (33.20%) Cisco
2 173 (23.25%) Microsoft
3 140 (18.82%) CheckPoint
4 138 (18.55%) Juniper
4 138 (18.55%) VMware
5 89 (11.96%) F5
6 80 (10.75%) Oracle
7 70 (9.41%) Red Hat
8 69 (9.27%) Blue Coat
9 66 (8.87%) Citrix
10 64 (8.60%) HP
11 49 (6.59%) IBM
12 38 (5.11%) NetApp
13 36 (4.84%) McAfee
13 36 (4.84%) Clearswift
14 30 (4.03%) ServiceNow
15 29 (3.90%) CA
16 25 (3.36%) Kaspersky
17 22 (2.96%) Dell
17 22 (2.96%) Websense
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 23 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 24 days ago