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 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 221 264 313
Rank change year-on-year
+43 +49
Contract jobs citing SSL 222 167 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.90% 0.67% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.01% 5.46% 3.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 116 68
Average daily rate
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£417 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £504 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £331 £385
% change year-on-year
+13.20% -13.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.90 - £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 - £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
3166 3056 3442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.84% 12.29% 13.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2045 2009 2143
Average daily rate £400 £393 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +1.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £561 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 85 165
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% +8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £46.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 2 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 2 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 2 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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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 +16 41 £425 - 12
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
Harrow - 2 £400 - 1
Hayes - - - - 1
Canary Wharf - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 180 (46.27%) HTTP
2 170 (43.70%) Linux
3 115 (29.56%) Firewall
4 112 (28.79%) TCP/IP
5 99 (25.45%) VPN
6 95 (24.42%) Java
7 84 (21.59%) ITIL
8 82 (21.08%) WebSphere
9 80 (20.57%) Apache
9 80 (20.57%) Cisco
10 76 (19.54%) DNS
10 76 (19.54%) Finance
11 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (19.02%) Oracle
13 71 (18.25%) UNIX
14 70 (17.99%) Windows
15 64 (16.45%) Python
16 63 (16.20%) Middleware
17 62 (15.94%) Bash Shell
18 60 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
19 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
19 59 (15.17%) JMS
19 59 (15.17%) IBM
20 57 (14.65%) IIS
20 57 (14.65%) Open Source
21 56 (14.40%) Puppet
21 56 (14.40%) XML
22 53 (13.62%) Configuration Management
22 53 (13.62%) Network Security
23 52 (13.37%) Juniper

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 82 (21.08%) WebSphere
2 80 (20.57%) Apache
3 57 (14.65%) IIS
4 47 (12.08%) Tomcat
5 43 (11.05%) WebLogic
6 39 (10.03%) WebSphere Application Server
7 26 (6.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 25 (6.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 21 (5.40%) WebLogic Portal
9 21 (5.40%) Oracle Service Bus
9 21 (5.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 18 (4.63%) SharePoint
11 11 (2.83%) ArcGIS
11 11 (2.83%) nginx
12 10 (2.57%) Adobe CQ
12 10 (2.57%) Jetty
13 8 (2.06%) WordPress
13 8 (2.06%) MS Exchange
14 6 (1.54%) Lync
14 6 (1.54%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 20 (5.14%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.34%) MS Project
3 12 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (2.31%) MS Office
5 4 (1.03%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.26%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 18 (4.63%) Oracle BPM
1 18 (4.63%) Documaker
2 15 (3.86%) Oracle EBS
3 11 (2.83%) Oracle FAH
4 4 (1.03%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.60%) Cloud Computing
2 12 (3.08%) PaaS
3 10 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.57%) SaaS
4 7 (1.80%) Google App Engine
4 7 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.80%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.29%) IaaS
6 4 (1.03%) Office 365
7 2 (0.51%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 180 (46.27%) HTTP
2 115 (29.56%) Firewall
3 112 (28.79%) TCP/IP
4 99 (25.45%) VPN
5 76 (19.54%) DNS
6 53 (13.62%) Network Security
7 46 (11.83%) HTTPS
7 46 (11.83%) WAN
8 33 (8.48%) IPsec
9 32 (8.23%) LAN
10 29 (7.46%) Wireless
11 28 (7.20%) FTP
12 27 (6.94%) LDAP
12 27 (6.94%) Reverse Proxy
13 24 (6.17%) SSH
13 24 (6.17%) Internet
14 22 (5.66%) MPLS
15 19 (4.88%) DHCP
16 18 (4.63%) NetScaler
17 15 (3.86%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.03%) Oracle Database
2 27 (6.94%) SQL Server
3 26 (6.68%) MySQL
4 20 (5.14%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (4.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (4.63%) Oracle ODI
5 18 (4.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
6 8 (2.06%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.54%) DB2
8 5 (1.29%) NoSQL
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.03%) Oracle Reports
9 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
10 3 (0.77%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.51%) Big Data
11 2 (0.51%) Redis
11 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
12 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.26%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 34 (8.74%) JIRA
2 25 (6.43%) Jenkins
3 20 (5.14%) Introscope
4 11 (2.83%) Maven
5 10 (2.57%) Subversion
6 9 (2.31%) Selenium
6 9 (2.31%) Git (software)
7 8 (2.06%) Hudson
8 7 (1.80%) JUnit
9 6 (1.54%) Artifactory
10 5 (1.29%) Xcode
10 5 (1.29%) Visual Studio
11 4 (1.03%) FitNesse
12 3 (0.77%) CruiseControl
12 3 (0.77%) MSI
12 3 (0.77%) Mockito
12 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
13 2 (0.51%) GCC
13 2 (0.51%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 1 (0.26%) FrontPage
General
1 76 (19.54%) Finance
2 29 (7.46%) Banking
3 26 (6.68%) Telecoms
3 26 (6.68%) Financial Institution
4 22 (5.66%) Retail
5 21 (5.40%) Billing
6 12 (3.08%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.80%) Local Government
8 5 (1.29%) Games
9 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 4 (1.03%) Spanish Language
10 2 (0.51%) Publishing
10 2 (0.51%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) International Banking
10 2 (0.51%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 61 (15.68%) Developer
2 46 (11.83%) Consultant
3 42 (10.80%) Security Engineer
4 34 (8.74%) Network Engineer
5 25 (6.43%) Administrator
5 25 (6.43%) Analyst
6 17 (4.37%) Network Security Engineer
6 17 (4.37%) Software Engineer
6 17 (4.37%) Architect
6 17 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 15 (3.86%) Project Engineer
8 13 (3.34%) Senior Security Engineer
8 13 (3.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 10 (2.57%) Senior Consultant
9 10 (2.57%) Linux Administrator
9 10 (2.57%) Java Developer
10 9 (2.31%) IT Security Engineer
10 9 (2.31%) Network Specialist
10 9 (2.31%) Oracle Consultant
10 9 (2.31%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (16.20%) Middleware
2 59 (15.17%) JMS
3 56 (14.40%) XML
4 40 (10.28%) .NET
5 37 (9.51%) Web Services
6 32 (8.23%) REST
7 29 (7.46%) HTML
7 29 (7.46%) SOAP
8 24 (6.17%) WSDL
8 24 (6.17%) JDBC
8 24 (6.17%) WebSphere MQ
9 23 (5.91%) Oracle Fusion
10 18 (4.63%) WebCenter
10 18 (4.63%) Worklight
11 16 (4.11%) J2EE
12 14 (3.60%) JSON
13 13 (3.34%) CSS
13 13 (3.34%) Servlets
14 12 (3.08%) ASP.NET
15 11 (2.83%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 60 (15.42%) Analytical Skills
2 57 (14.65%) Open Source
3 18 (4.63%) PKI
4 17 (4.37%) Data Integration
5 16 (4.11%) DataPower
6 15 (3.86%) Hedge funds
7 12 (3.08%) Clustering
8 9 (2.31%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.31%) Blackberry
9 8 (2.06%) Mobile App
9 8 (2.06%) PMI
10 6 (1.54%) User Experience
10 6 (1.54%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.29%) Computer Science
11 5 (1.29%) Mainframe
11 5 (1.29%) GIS
12 4 (1.03%) SWIFT
13 3 (0.77%) SecurID
13 3 (0.77%) Wiki
13 3 (0.77%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 170 (43.70%) Linux
2 71 (18.25%) UNIX
3 70 (17.99%) Windows
4 28 (7.20%) AIX
5 23 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 12 (3.08%) Windows 7
7 12 (3.08%) Solaris
8 10 (2.57%) SUSE
9 9 (2.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (2.06%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.80%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (1.03%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.77%) zOS
13 3 (0.77%) Android
14 2 (0.51%) CentOS
14 2 (0.51%) HPUX
15 1 (0.26%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (21.59%) ITIL
2 75 (19.28%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
4 53 (13.62%) Configuration Management
5 41 (10.54%) Scrum
6 40 (10.28%) SOA
7 39 (10.03%) DevOps
8 38 (9.77%) Load Balancing
9 29 (7.46%) OO
10 28 (7.20%) Project Management
11 25 (6.43%) Migration
12 23 (5.91%) Content Management
12 23 (5.91%) Software Engineering
12 23 (5.91%) TOGAF
13 22 (5.66%) Penetration Testing
13 22 (5.66%) SysML
13 22 (5.66%) Service Delivery
13 22 (5.66%) UML
14 21 (5.40%) Business Intelligence
14 21 (5.40%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 95 (24.42%) Java
2 64 (16.45%) Python
3 62 (15.94%) Bash Shell
4 51 (13.11%) Jython
5 46 (11.83%) SQL
6 42 (10.80%) PHP
7 38 (9.77%) Shell Script
8 37 (9.51%) Perl
9 32 (8.23%) JavaScript
10 28 (7.20%) C
11 23 (5.91%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 21 (5.40%) C#
13 19 (4.88%) Ruby
14 12 (3.08%) Korn
15 7 (1.80%) C-shell
16 6 (1.54%) Objective-C
17 5 (1.29%) C++
18 4 (1.03%) PowerShell
18 4 (1.03%) Scala
18 4 (1.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 41 (10.54%) Security Cleared
2 32 (8.23%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (7.20%) Degree
4 24 (6.17%) CCNP
5 22 (5.66%) SC Cleared
6 12 (3.08%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (2.31%) CCSE
7 9 (2.31%) PMI Certification
7 9 (2.31%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (2.31%) CCIE
8 7 (1.80%) CCNA
9 5 (1.29%) CCSA
9 5 (1.29%) RHCE
9 5 (1.29%) CISSP
9 5 (1.29%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 4 (1.03%) BC Cleared
10 4 (1.03%) ISTQB
11 3 (0.77%) MCSE
11 3 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.40%) Data Quality
2 15 (3.86%) QA
3 9 (2.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (2.06%) PCI DSS
5 4 (1.03%) SLA
6 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (5.14%) ProxySG
4 15 (3.86%) Oracle RAC
5 11 (2.83%) vSphere
6 7 (1.80%) Xen
6 7 (1.80%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.54%) XenServer
7 6 (1.54%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (1.29%) Varnish
9 4 (1.03%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.03%) XenApp
9 4 (1.03%) Nmap
10 3 (0.77%) VMware ESX
10 3 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.77%) qmail
11 2 (0.51%) vCloud
11 2 (0.51%) Postfix
11 2 (0.51%) Sendmail
11 2 (0.51%) NFS
Systems Management
1 56 (14.40%) Puppet
2 21 (5.40%) Oracle Identity Management
3 19 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (3.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 10 (2.57%) Tivoli
6 7 (1.80%) Nessus
7 6 (1.54%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.29%) DameWare
8 5 (1.29%) CA SiteMinder
8 5 (1.29%) YUM
9 4 (1.03%) SCCM
9 4 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (1.03%) Nagios
10 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.77%) OpenView
10 3 (0.77%) ZABBIX
10 3 (0.77%) Ansible
11 2 (0.51%) Salt
11 2 (0.51%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 80 (20.57%) Cisco
2 74 (19.02%) Oracle
3 59 (15.17%) IBM
4 52 (13.37%) Juniper
5 51 (13.11%) Microsoft
5 51 (13.11%) F5
6 46 (11.83%) VMware
7 41 (10.54%) CheckPoint
8 32 (8.23%) Blue Coat
9 30 (7.71%) Red Hat
10 26 (6.68%) HP
11 25 (6.43%) Citrix
12 23 (5.91%) Software AG
13 22 (5.66%) Google
14 20 (5.14%) Remedy
15 19 (4.88%) JBoss
16 16 (4.11%) webMethods
17 15 (3.86%) Siebel
18 13 (3.34%) SaltStack
19 12 (3.08%) Websense
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