The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 231 283 266
Rank change year-on-year
+52 -17
Contract jobs citing SSL 192 142 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.82% 0.59% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.66% 5.02% 4.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 106 86
Average daily rate
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£408 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.35% +2.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +185.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2882 2831 3631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.26% 11.67% 13.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1790 1790 2112
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 102 172
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.78% +18.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SSL
England

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in London

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in London

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in London

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in London

SSL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the London region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
City of London +13 42 £400 +14.28% 4
Croydon - 1 £500 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Hayes - - - - 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Westminster - - - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 135 (46.88%) HTTP
2 127 (44.10%) Linux
3 89 (30.90%) TCP/IP
4 85 (29.51%) Firewall
5 82 (28.47%) Java
6 78 (27.08%) VPN
7 74 (25.69%) DNS
8 68 (23.61%) UNIX
9 58 (20.14%) Windows
10 57 (19.79%) WebSphere
11 55 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
11 55 (19.10%) ITIL
11 55 (19.10%) Oracle
12 53 (18.40%) Cisco
13 51 (17.71%) Apache
14 48 (16.67%) Puppet
15 47 (16.32%) Active Directory
16 46 (15.97%) Configuration Management
16 46 (15.97%) Finance
17 45 (15.63%) Open Source
18 44 (15.28%) WAN
19 43 (14.93%) IIS
20 41 (14.24%) Network Security
21 39 (13.54%) HTTPS
22 38 (13.19%) Microsoft
22 38 (13.19%) LDAP
22 38 (13.19%) XML
22 38 (13.19%) VMware
23 37 (12.85%) IBM
24 36 (12.50%) F5

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 57 (19.79%) WebSphere
2 51 (17.71%) Apache
3 43 (14.93%) IIS
4 30 (10.42%) Tomcat
5 24 (8.33%) WebLogic
6 22 (7.64%) WebSphere Application Server
7 14 (4.86%) IBM HTTP Server
8 11 (3.82%) Jetty
9 10 (3.47%) nginx
10 9 (3.13%) SharePoint
11 8 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 8 (2.78%) Oracle Service Bus
11 8 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
11 8 (2.78%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 8 (2.78%) WordPress
12 7 (2.43%) MS Exchange
13 6 (2.08%) Adobe CQ
14 5 (1.74%) Office Communications Server
15 4 (1.39%) Lync
15 4 (1.39%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 10 (3.47%) MS Office
2 7 (2.43%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.04%) MS Project
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.35%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.35%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.35%) SPSS
5 1 (0.35%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 7 (2.43%) Documaker
1 7 (2.43%) Oracle BPM
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle FAH
2 4 (1.39%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.35%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.56%) PaaS
1 16 (5.56%) Cloud Computing
2 14 (4.86%) SaaS
3 13 (4.51%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (2.08%) Google App Engine
7 5 (1.74%) IaaS
8 4 (1.39%) Office 365
9 3 (1.04%) IBM SmartCloud
10 1 (0.35%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 135 (46.88%) HTTP
2 89 (30.90%) TCP/IP
3 85 (29.51%) Firewall
4 78 (27.08%) VPN
5 74 (25.69%) DNS
6 44 (15.28%) WAN
7 41 (14.24%) Network Security
8 39 (13.54%) HTTPS
9 38 (13.19%) LDAP
10 31 (10.76%) LAN
11 30 (10.42%) IPsec
12 29 (10.07%) Wireless
13 25 (8.68%) FTP
14 23 (7.99%) MPLS
15 20 (6.94%) SSH
16 18 (6.25%) Internet
16 18 (6.25%) DHCP
17 16 (5.56%) SMTP
18 14 (4.86%) BIG-IP
19 13 (4.51%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (8.33%) Oracle Database
2 21 (7.29%) MySQL
2 21 (7.29%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.17%) NoSQL
4 9 (3.13%) Relational Database
5 8 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
6 7 (2.43%) Oracle BI EE
6 7 (2.43%) RDBMS
6 7 (2.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 7 (2.43%) Oracle ODI
7 6 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (1.74%) DB2
8 5 (1.74%) MongoDB
8 5 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (1.39%) Hadoop
9 4 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (0.69%) Big Data
10 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.35%) QlikView
11 1 (0.35%) KDB
Development Applications
1 24 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 19 (6.60%) JIRA
3 15 (5.21%) Selenium
4 14 (4.86%) JUnit
5 13 (4.51%) Introscope
6 12 (4.17%) Git (software)
6 12 (4.17%) Subversion
7 11 (3.82%) Maven
8 7 (2.43%) FitNesse
9 6 (2.08%) Hudson
9 6 (2.08%) Xcode
10 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
10 5 (1.74%) Ant
11 4 (1.39%) CruiseControl
12 3 (1.04%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.04%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.04%) JBehave
12 3 (1.04%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.04%) Cucumber
12 3 (1.04%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (15.97%) Finance
2 25 (8.68%) Telecoms
3 18 (6.25%) Banking
4 16 (5.56%) Retail
5 15 (5.21%) Financial Institution
6 8 (2.78%) Billing
7 7 (2.43%) Investment Banking
7 7 (2.43%) Back Office
8 6 (2.08%) Local Government
9 5 (1.74%) Games
10 2 (0.69%) Publishing
10 2 (0.69%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.35%) International Banking
11 1 (0.35%) Law
11 1 (0.35%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (15.63%) Developer
2 29 (10.07%) Consultant
3 23 (7.99%) Network Engineer
3 23 (7.99%) Security Engineer
4 22 (7.64%) Administrator
5 19 (6.60%) Architect
6 17 (5.90%) Analyst
7 16 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.21%) Project Engineer
9 9 (3.13%) Linux Administrator
9 9 (3.13%) Network Specialist
10 8 (2.78%) Network Security Engineer
10 8 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
10 8 (2.78%) Server Administrator
10 8 (2.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 8 (2.78%) WebSphere Administrator
10 8 (2.78%) IT Security Engineer
11 7 (2.43%) Senior Network Specialist
12 6 (2.08%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (13.19%) XML
2 34 (11.81%) Web Services
2 34 (11.81%) Middleware
3 30 (10.42%) HTML
4 24 (8.33%) JSON
5 23 (7.99%) REST
6 22 (7.64%) .NET
6 22 (7.64%) J2EE
6 22 (7.64%) JMS
7 21 (7.29%) SOAP
8 17 (5.90%) WebSphere MQ
9 14 (4.86%) CSS
9 14 (4.86%) Servlets
10 13 (4.51%) JDBC
11 11 (3.82%) Worklight
12 10 (3.47%) HTML5
12 10 (3.47%) WSDL
13 9 (3.13%) Oracle Fusion
14 7 (2.43%) Ajax
14 7 (2.43%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.63%) Open Source
2 13 (4.51%) Clustering
2 13 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 9 (3.13%) DataPower
4 8 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 8 (2.78%) Blackberry
5 6 (2.08%) PMI
5 6 (2.08%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.74%) PKI
6 5 (1.74%) Mainframe
6 5 (1.74%) Data Integration
7 4 (1.39%) SWIFT
7 4 (1.39%) GIS
7 4 (1.39%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.04%) Wiki
8 3 (1.04%) Credit Risk
8 3 (1.04%) Cryptography
8 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 127 (44.10%) Linux
2 68 (23.61%) UNIX
3 58 (20.14%) Windows
4 19 (6.60%) AIX
5 13 (4.51%) Windows 7
6 12 (4.17%) Solaris
7 9 (3.13%) SUSE
8 8 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (2.43%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.08%) Android
10 6 (2.08%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.39%) CentOS
12 3 (1.04%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.04%) zOS
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.69%) HPUX
14 1 (0.35%) Debian
14 1 (0.35%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (19.10%) Continuous Integration
1 55 (19.10%) ITIL
2 46 (15.97%) Configuration Management
3 35 (12.15%) Scrum
4 34 (11.81%) DevOps
5 24 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (8.33%) Load Balancing
6 22 (7.64%) Migration
6 22 (7.64%) SOA
7 20 (6.94%) OO
8 19 (6.60%) Unit Testing
9 17 (5.90%) Penetration Testing
9 17 (5.90%) Security Architecture
10 16 (5.56%) BCP
10 16 (5.56%) Business Continuity
11 15 (5.21%) Business Continuity Planning
12 14 (4.86%) Automated Testing
13 13 (4.51%) Test Automation
14 11 (3.82%) Performance Testing
14 11 (3.82%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 82 (28.47%) Java
2 35 (12.15%) Perl
3 34 (11.81%) Bash Shell
4 32 (11.11%) Python
5 31 (10.76%) SQL
6 26 (9.03%) Shell Script
6 26 (9.03%) PHP
7 23 (7.99%) Jython
8 16 (5.56%) JavaScript
9 15 (5.21%) C
10 12 (4.17%) Ruby
11 9 (3.13%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 7 (2.43%) Objective-C
12 7 (2.43%) C#
13 6 (2.08%) Korn
14 5 (1.74%) Groovy
15 4 (1.39%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.04%) XPath
16 3 (1.04%) XQuery
16 3 (1.04%) C++
Qualifications
1 31 (10.76%) Security Cleared
2 18 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 18 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (6.25%) Degree
3 13 (4.51%) CCNP
4 7 (2.43%) PMI Certification
4 7 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (1.74%) CCNA
6 4 (1.39%) RHCE
6 4 (1.39%) CCIE
7 3 (1.04%) CISSP
8 2 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.69%) CCSE
9 1 (0.35%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.35%) CCDP
9 1 (0.35%) CCSP
9 1 (0.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.56%) QA
2 10 (3.47%) Data Quality
3 6 (2.08%) SLA
4 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
5 3 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.35%) TickIT
System Software
1 47 (16.32%) Active Directory
2 23 (7.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.47%) vSphere
4 8 (2.78%) ProxySG
5 7 (2.43%) Oracle RAC
5 7 (2.43%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 6 (2.08%) Xen
7 4 (1.39%) qmail
7 4 (1.39%) Sendmail
8 3 (1.04%) Squid
9 2 (0.69%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.69%) XenApp
9 2 (0.69%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.69%) Postfix
9 2 (0.69%) NFS
9 2 (0.69%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.35%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.35%) Samba
Systems Management
1 48 (16.67%) Puppet
2 19 (6.60%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (3.82%) Tivoli
4 8 (2.78%) Oracle Identity Management
5 7 (2.43%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 5 (1.74%) DameWare
6 5 (1.74%) CA SiteMinder
6 5 (1.74%) Netcool
7 4 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
7 4 (1.39%) Nagios
7 4 (1.39%) OpenView
8 3 (1.04%) SCCM
8 3 (1.04%) ZABBIX
8 3 (1.04%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.69%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.69%) Nessus
9 2 (0.69%) BladeLogic
10 1 (0.35%) NetBackup
10 1 (0.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
10 1 (0.35%) Cacti
Vendors
1 55 (19.10%) Oracle
2 53 (18.40%) Cisco
3 38 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 38 (13.19%) VMware
4 37 (12.85%) IBM
5 36 (12.50%) F5
6 33 (11.46%) Juniper
7 22 (7.64%) CheckPoint
8 18 (6.25%) Blue Coat
9 17 (5.90%) Citrix
10 14 (4.86%) Software AG
10 14 (4.86%) HP
11 13 (4.51%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.82%) Google
12 11 (3.82%) Websense
13 9 (3.13%) webMethods
13 9 (3.13%) Remedy
13 9 (3.13%) Nokia
14 7 (2.43%) JBoss
14 7 (2.43%) Ruckus Wireless
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