The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 232 269 306
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +37
Contract jobs citing SSL 214 156 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.87% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.69% 5.04% 3.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 109 71
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£425 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £325 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -9.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
SSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3197 3098 3429
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.23% 13.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2105 2038 2183
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £575 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 92 151
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.65 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.13 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.77% -

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 21 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the London region over the 3 months to 21 October 2014.

SSL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 October 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 +20 38 £425 - 6
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
Harrow - 1 £400 -
Hayes - - - - 3
Sidcup - - - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 174 (45.91%) HTTP
2 165 (43.54%) Linux
3 114 (30.08%) Firewall
4 107 (28.23%) TCP/IP
5 99 (26.12%) VPN
6 84 (22.16%) ITIL
6 84 (22.16%) Java
7 79 (20.84%) Cisco
8 76 (20.05%) Oracle
9 75 (19.79%) Windows
10 73 (19.26%) DNS
11 72 (19.00%) Finance
11 72 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
12 71 (18.73%) WebSphere
13 70 (18.47%) Apache
14 69 (18.21%) UNIX
15 68 (17.94%) Python
16 62 (16.36%) Middleware
17 61 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
18 59 (15.57%) JMS
19 58 (15.30%) Bash Shell
20 56 (14.78%) IBM
21 53 (13.98%) Open Source
22 52 (13.72%) Puppet
22 52 (13.72%) Active Directory
22 52 (13.72%) XML
23 51 (13.46%) IIS
23 51 (13.46%) Juniper
23 51 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
23 51 (13.46%) Network Security

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 71 (18.73%) WebSphere
2 70 (18.47%) Apache
3 51 (13.46%) IIS
4 45 (11.87%) WebLogic
5 42 (11.08%) Tomcat
6 37 (9.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (6.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 24 (6.33%) IBM HTTP Server
9 21 (5.54%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (5.54%) WebLogic Portal
9 21 (5.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 19 (5.01%) JBoss
11 17 (4.49%) SharePoint
12 11 (2.90%) ArcGIS
13 10 (2.64%) WordPress
13 10 (2.64%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (2.11%) MS Exchange
15 7 (1.85%) Lync
16 6 (1.58%) WebSphere Process Server
17 5 (1.32%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 19 (5.01%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.43%) MS Project
3 12 (3.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.37%) MS Office
5 3 (0.79%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.75%) Documaker
1 18 (4.75%) Oracle BPM
2 16 (4.22%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.90%) Oracle FAH
4 4 (1.06%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.43%) PaaS
2 10 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.37%) SaaS
4 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.58%) IaaS
6 5 (1.32%) Office 365
7 2 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (0.53%) Google App Engine
7 2 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 174 (45.91%) HTTP
2 114 (30.08%) Firewall
3 107 (28.23%) TCP/IP
4 99 (26.12%) VPN
5 73 (19.26%) DNS
6 51 (13.46%) Network Security
7 49 (12.93%) HTTPS
8 46 (12.14%) WAN
9 33 (8.71%) LAN
10 29 (7.65%) LDAP
10 29 (7.65%) Reverse Proxy
11 28 (7.39%) IPsec
12 27 (7.12%) Wireless
13 24 (6.33%) FTP
13 24 (6.33%) Internet
14 23 (6.07%) MPLS
15 22 (5.80%) SSH
16 16 (4.22%) NetScaler
17 14 (3.69%) BGP
17 14 (3.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 28 (7.39%) SQL Server
3 26 (6.86%) MySQL
4 20 (5.28%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (4.75%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (4.75%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 18 (4.75%) Oracle ODI
6 11 (2.90%) Relational Database
7 7 (1.85%) DB2
8 6 (1.58%) RDBMS
9 5 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
9 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.79%) Redis
10 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
10 3 (0.79%) Crystal Enterprise
11 2 (0.53%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 34 (8.97%) JIRA
2 21 (5.54%) Jenkins
3 18 (4.75%) Introscope
4 11 (2.90%) Selenium
4 11 (2.90%) Maven
5 8 (2.11%) Git (software)
5 8 (2.11%) Subversion
5 8 (2.11%) JUnit
5 8 (2.11%) Hudson
6 6 (1.58%) Artifactory
7 5 (1.32%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.32%) FitNesse
8 4 (1.06%) Xcode
9 3 (0.79%) CruiseControl
9 3 (0.79%) MSI
9 3 (0.79%) TeamCity
9 3 (0.79%) Mockito
10 2 (0.53%) GCC
10 2 (0.53%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
General
1 72 (19.00%) Finance
2 28 (7.39%) Telecoms
3 27 (7.12%) Banking
4 25 (6.60%) Financial Institution
5 21 (5.54%) Billing
6 19 (5.01%) Retail
7 12 (3.17%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.85%) Local Government
9 5 (1.32%) Games
9 5 (1.32%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.79%) Back Office
11 2 (0.53%) Publishing
11 2 (0.53%) Law
11 2 (0.53%) Legal
11 2 (0.53%) Private Banking
12 1 (0.26%) International Banking
12 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 62 (16.36%) Developer
2 42 (11.08%) Consultant
3 40 (10.55%) Security Engineer
4 32 (8.44%) Network Engineer
5 25 (6.60%) Administrator
6 24 (6.33%) Analyst
7 18 (4.75%) Software Engineer
7 18 (4.75%) Architect
8 16 (4.22%) Network Security Engineer
8 16 (4.22%) DevOps Engineer
9 13 (3.43%) Project Engineer
9 13 (3.43%) Senior Security Engineer
10 12 (3.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 10 (2.64%) Java Developer
11 10 (2.64%) Senior Consultant
11 10 (2.64%) Linux Administrator
11 10 (2.64%) Network Specialist
12 9 (2.37%) Oracle Consultant
12 9 (2.37%) IT Security Engineer
12 9 (2.37%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 62 (16.36%) Middleware
2 59 (15.57%) JMS
3 52 (13.72%) XML
4 39 (10.29%) Web Services
5 34 (8.97%) .NET
5 34 (8.97%) REST
6 29 (7.65%) HTML
6 29 (7.65%) SOAP
7 24 (6.33%) JDBC
7 24 (6.33%) WSDL
7 24 (6.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 23 (6.07%) Oracle Fusion
9 18 (4.75%) WebCenter
10 16 (4.22%) Worklight
11 15 (3.96%) CSS
12 13 (3.43%) ASP.NET
13 12 (3.17%) HTML5
14 11 (2.90%) JSON
14 11 (2.90%) Google Maps API
15 9 (2.37%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 61 (16.09%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (13.98%) Open Source
3 19 (5.01%) PKI
4 17 (4.49%) Data Integration
5 16 (4.22%) DataPower
6 15 (3.96%) Hedge funds
7 14 (3.69%) Clustering
8 9 (2.37%) Management Information System
9 8 (2.11%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.85%) Mobile App
10 7 (1.85%) User Experience
11 6 (1.58%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.58%) PMI
11 6 (1.58%) GIS
12 5 (1.32%) Mainframe
12 5 (1.32%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.79%) Wiki
13 3 (0.79%) Credit Risk
13 3 (0.79%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.79%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 165 (43.54%) Linux
2 75 (19.79%) Windows
3 69 (18.21%) UNIX
4 26 (6.86%) AIX
5 23 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 18 (4.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (3.17%) Windows 7
8 12 (3.17%) Solaris
8 12 (3.17%) Windows XP
9 8 (2.11%) SUSE
10 7 (1.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.32%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.79%) zOS
13 3 (0.79%) Android
14 2 (0.53%) CentOS
14 2 (0.53%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
15 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (22.16%) ITIL
2 72 (19.00%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (13.46%) Continuous Integration
4 46 (12.14%) Configuration Management
5 40 (10.55%) DevOps
6 39 (10.29%) SOA
6 39 (10.29%) Scrum
7 35 (9.23%) Load Balancing
8 30 (7.92%) Project Management
9 28 (7.39%) OO
10 25 (6.60%) Migration
11 24 (6.33%) Software Engineering
12 23 (6.07%) TOGAF
12 23 (6.07%) Content Management
12 23 (6.07%) Service Delivery
13 22 (5.80%) UML
13 22 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (5.80%) SysML
14 21 (5.54%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (5.54%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (22.16%) Java
2 68 (17.94%) Python
3 58 (15.30%) Bash Shell
4 49 (12.93%) Jython
4 49 (12.93%) SQL
5 41 (10.82%) PHP
6 38 (10.03%) Shell Script
7 35 (9.23%) Perl
8 34 (8.97%) JavaScript
9 27 (7.12%) C
10 23 (6.07%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
11 21 (5.54%) Ruby
11 21 (5.54%) C#
12 10 (2.64%) Korn
13 7 (1.85%) C-shell
14 6 (1.58%) C++
15 5 (1.32%) Objective-C
16 4 (1.06%) PowerShell
16 4 (1.06%) Scala
16 4 (1.06%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (10.82%) Security Cleared
2 34 (8.97%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (7.39%) Degree
4 25 (6.60%) CCNP
5 22 (5.80%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (2.64%) CCSE
8 9 (2.37%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.37%) CCIE
9 8 (2.11%) CCNA
10 7 (1.85%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 6 (1.58%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.32%) ISTQB
12 5 (1.32%) CCSA
12 5 (1.32%) RHCE
12 5 (1.32%) CISSP
13 4 (1.06%) BC Cleared
14 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.79%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.54%) Data Quality
2 14 (3.69%) QA
3 10 (2.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 9 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.06%) SLA
6 2 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 52 (13.72%) Active Directory
2 20 (5.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (5.01%) ProxySG
4 15 (3.96%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.90%) vSphere
6 8 (2.11%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.58%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 6 (1.58%) XenServer
8 5 (1.32%) Varnish
8 5 (1.32%) Nmap
9 4 (1.06%) XenApp
9 4 (1.06%) Xen
9 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.79%) qmail
10 3 (0.79%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.53%) Postfix
11 2 (0.53%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.53%) NFS
11 2 (0.53%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 52 (13.72%) Puppet
2 21 (5.54%) Oracle Identity Management
3 19 (5.01%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.96%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 9 (2.37%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.37%) Nessus
6 7 (1.85%) Ansible
6 7 (1.85%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.32%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.32%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.32%) YUM
7 5 (1.32%) CA SiteMinder
7 5 (1.32%) DameWare
8 4 (1.06%) Nagios
8 4 (1.06%) SCCM
9 3 (0.79%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.79%) NetBackup
9 3 (0.79%) OpenView
9 3 (0.79%) FreeIPA
10 2 (0.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 79 (20.84%) Cisco
2 76 (20.05%) Oracle
3 56 (14.78%) IBM
4 51 (13.46%) Juniper
5 49 (12.93%) F5
6 42 (11.08%) VMware
7 41 (10.82%) CheckPoint
8 39 (10.29%) Microsoft
9 30 (7.92%) Red Hat
10 29 (7.65%) Blue Coat
11 28 (7.39%) HP
12 23 (6.07%) Software AG
13 22 (5.80%) Citrix
14 20 (5.28%) Remedy
15 16 (4.22%) webMethods
15 16 (4.22%) Google
16 15 (3.96%) SaltStack
16 15 (3.96%) Siebel
17 11 (2.90%) Sourcefire
17 11 (2.90%) ESRI
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