The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire 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 46 25 37
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +12
Contract jobs citing SSL 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.44% 0.58% 0.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.00% 2.94% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£388 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £125.00
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -72.20%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
40 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 8.79% 19.77% 16.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 18 23
Average daily rate £240 £225 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £213 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £389 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Average hourly rate £27.50 £15.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.33% -44.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 £15.00 £20.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £18.50 £32.50
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 Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Lancashire region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Lancashire region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) HTTP
1 12 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
2 8 (66.67%) DevOps
3 7 (58.33%) nginx
3 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
3 7 (58.33%) Apache
3 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
3 7 (58.33%) Java
3 7 (58.33%) .NET
3 7 (58.33%) J2EE
3 7 (58.33%) IIS
3 7 (58.33%) Servlets
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (58.33%) Jetty
3 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
4 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (41.67%) Puppet
5 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (41.67%) VMware
5 5 (41.67%) Xen
5 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (33.33%) IPsec
6 4 (33.33%) Google
6 4 (33.33%) DNS
6 4 (33.33%) DHCP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 7 (58.33%) IIS
1 7 (58.33%) Apache
1 7 (58.33%) Tomcat
1 7 (58.33%) WebSphere
1 7 (58.33%) Jetty
1 7 (58.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 4 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 4 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) HTTP
1 12 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (33.33%) IPsec
2 4 (33.33%) DHCP
2 4 (33.33%) FTP
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (8.33%) Systems Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 1 (8.33%) Administrator
1 1 (8.33%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) .NET
1 7 (58.33%) J2EE
1 7 (58.33%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Configuration Management
1 8 (66.67%) DevOps
2 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 5 (41.67%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (8.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 2 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Xen
1 5 (41.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (41.67%) Puppet
2 1 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Google