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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 267 221 276
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +55
Contract jobs citing SSL 165 223 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.70% 0.92% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 7.11% 5.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 131 106
Average daily rate
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£428 £410 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.26% -2.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.25
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -17.35%
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
2967 3136 3107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.53% 12.94% 12.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1923 1968 2009
Average daily rate £417 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 92 96
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £14.50 £14.06
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £24.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-10.31% +2.12%

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 3 September 2015.

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 3 September 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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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 +3 39 £430 -2.82% 7
Croydon -16 3 £413 -17.50%
Paddington - 3 £558 -
Hammersmith -1 2 £288 +10.57%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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.

1 149 (43.19%) Linux
2 113 (32.75%) Firewall
3 111 (32.17%) HTTP
4 108 (31.30%) TCP/IP
5 101 (29.28%) UNIX
6 97 (28.12%) Cisco
7 96 (27.83%) Windows
8 90 (26.09%) VPN
9 86 (24.93%) Java
10 82 (23.77%) Finance
11 81 (23.48%) Juniper
12 79 (22.90%) LAN
13 78 (22.61%) DNS
14 74 (21.45%) WAN
14 74 (21.45%) CheckPoint
15 65 (18.84%) ITIL
16 63 (18.26%) F5
17 57 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
18 55 (15.94%) Microsoft
18 55 (15.94%) Internet
19 54 (15.65%) Python
20 53 (15.36%) WebSphere
21 51 (14.78%) Apache
21 51 (14.78%) SQL
22 50 (14.49%) Network Security
23 49 (14.20%) IPsec
24 48 (13.91%) Open Source
25 47 (13.62%) Web Services
26 46 (13.33%) Solaris
26 46 (13.33%) MPLS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 53 (15.36%) WebSphere
2 51 (14.78%) Apache
3 30 (8.70%) IIS
4 27 (7.83%) Tomcat
5 15 (4.35%) WebLogic
6 14 (4.06%) JBoss
7 10 (2.90%) Confluence
8 8 (2.32%) MS Exchange
9 7 (2.03%) SharePoint
10 6 (1.74%) Lync
11 5 (1.45%) WebSphere Application Server
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 4 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2010
12 4 (1.16%) Node.js
12 4 (1.16%) Oracle Service Bus
12 4 (1.16%) OpenStack
13 3 (0.87%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.87%) nginx
13 3 (0.87%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 28 (8.12%) MS Excel
2 14 (4.06%) MS Visio
3 12 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (3.19%) MS Office
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) JDE OneWorld
1 3 (0.87%) RMDS
2 2 (0.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.29%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.29%) Documaker
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (0.29%) Cognos TM1
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 33 (9.57%) Amazon AWS
2 28 (8.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (7.25%) PaaS
4 9 (2.61%) SaaS
5 5 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.16%) Office 365
7 3 (0.87%) IaaS
7 3 (0.87%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.58%) SoftLayer
8 2 (0.58%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.29%) Route 53
9 1 (0.29%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 113 (32.75%) Firewall
2 111 (32.17%) HTTP
3 108 (31.30%) TCP/IP
4 90 (26.09%) VPN
5 79 (22.90%) LAN
6 78 (22.61%) DNS
7 74 (21.45%) WAN
8 55 (15.94%) Internet
9 50 (14.49%) Network Security
10 49 (14.20%) IPsec
11 46 (13.33%) MPLS
12 33 (9.57%) DHCP
12 33 (9.57%) VLAN
13 29 (8.41%) Cisco ASA
13 29 (8.41%) SAN
14 28 (8.12%) SMTP
15 26 (7.54%) OSPF
15 26 (7.54%) NetScaler
16 25 (7.25%) BGP
17 24 (6.96%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (11.01%) MySQL
2 27 (7.83%) MongoDB
3 24 (6.96%) PostgreSQL
4 20 (5.80%) SQL Server
4 20 (5.80%) Relational Database
5 19 (5.51%) Oracle Database
6 15 (4.35%) RDBMS
7 11 (3.19%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (2.32%) Big Data
9 5 (1.45%) DB2
10 4 (1.16%) Data Mining
10 4 (1.16%) NoSQL
10 4 (1.16%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle BI EE
11 2 (0.58%) Redis
12 1 (0.29%) Couchbase
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle ODI
12 1 (0.29%) SQLite
12 1 (0.29%) Kalido
12 1 (0.29%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 42 (12.17%) Jenkins
2 36 (10.43%) Subversion
3 28 (8.12%) Git (software)
4 26 (7.54%) Maven
5 18 (5.22%) Mercurial
6 17 (4.93%) JIRA
6 17 (4.93%) Hudson
7 9 (2.61%) Artifactory
7 9 (2.61%) TeamCity
8 8 (2.32%) Eclipse
9 7 (2.03%) Ant
10 5 (1.45%) JUnit
11 4 (1.16%) NetBeans
12 3 (0.87%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
13 2 (0.58%) VSS/SourceSafe
13 2 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 1 (0.29%) JConsole
14 1 (0.29%) VisualVM
14 1 (0.29%) YourKit
General
1 82 (23.77%) Finance
2 22 (6.38%) Banking
3 12 (3.48%) Telecoms
4 10 (2.90%) Legal
5 7 (2.03%) Financial Institution
5 7 (2.03%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.74%) Retail
7 3 (0.87%) Publishing
7 3 (0.87%) Spanish Language
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
8 2 (0.58%) Front Office
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.58%) Advertising
8 2 (0.58%) Law
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.29%) Games
9 1 (0.29%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (12.17%) Developer
2 39 (11.30%) Administrator
3 37 (10.72%) Analyst
4 34 (9.86%) Network Engineer
5 33 (9.57%) Architect
6 29 (8.41%) Consultant
7 25 (7.25%) Senior Analyst
8 23 (6.67%) Service Analyst
9 22 (6.38%) DevOps Engineer
10 20 (5.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 14 (4.06%) Security Engineer
12 13 (3.77%) Infrastructure Architect
12 13 (3.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 11 (3.19%) Systems Administrator
14 10 (2.90%) Technical Consultant
14 10 (2.90%) Technical Developer
15 9 (2.61%) Technical Architect
15 9 (2.61%) ServiceNow Consultant
16 8 (2.32%) Web Engineer
16 8 (2.32%) Messaging Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (13.62%) Web Services
2 31 (8.99%) WebSphere MQ
3 27 (7.83%) XML
4 26 (7.54%) HTML
5 20 (5.80%) Middleware
6 19 (5.51%) .NET
6 19 (5.51%) CSS
7 16 (4.64%) J2EE
8 15 (4.35%) SOAP
8 15 (4.35%) Ajax
9 14 (4.06%) TIBCO EMS
10 12 (3.48%) REST
10 12 (3.48%) LAMP
11 11 (3.19%) JMS
12 9 (2.61%) Spring
13 8 (2.32%) Servlets
13 8 (2.32%) CGI
13 8 (2.32%) WebSockets
13 8 (2.32%) FastCGI
14 7 (2.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 41 (11.88%) Data Centre
2 26 (7.54%) PKI
3 23 (6.67%) Clustering
4 18 (5.22%) Client/Server
5 17 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (4.06%) Computer Science
7 11 (3.19%) DataPower
8 8 (2.32%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.32%) CMDB
8 8 (2.32%) Management Information System
9 7 (2.03%) Fixed Income
9 7 (2.03%) Algorithms
10 6 (1.74%) iSeries
11 5 (1.45%) Mobile App
11 5 (1.45%) User Experience
12 4 (1.16%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 4 (1.16%) Mainframe
12 4 (1.16%) Cryptography
13 3 (0.87%) Data Integration
13 3 (0.87%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 149 (43.19%) Linux
2 101 (29.28%) UNIX
3 96 (27.83%) Windows
4 46 (13.33%) Solaris
5 22 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 17 (4.93%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (4.93%) AIX
8 12 (3.48%) Windows Server 2012
9 10 (2.90%) zOS
10 8 (2.32%) Windows 7
11 6 (1.74%) CentOS
11 6 (1.74%) Android
12 5 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.45%) HPUX
13 4 (1.16%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.87%) i5/OS
14 3 (0.87%) Apple iOS
14 3 (0.87%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.58%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (18.84%) ITIL
2 57 (16.52%) Agile Software Development
3 48 (13.91%) Open Source
4 44 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
5 43 (12.46%) Load Balancing
6 41 (11.88%) Configuration Management
7 37 (10.72%) DevOps
8 29 (8.41%) Migration
9 27 (7.83%) Time Management
10 25 (7.25%) Service Management
10 25 (7.25%) TDD
11 22 (6.38%) Analytics
12 19 (5.51%) Project Management
13 15 (4.35%) Change Management
14 14 (4.06%) Performance Tuning
15 13 (3.77%) E-Discovery
15 13 (3.77%) OO
15 13 (3.77%) Load Testing
15 13 (3.77%) Problem Management
16 12 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 86 (24.93%) Java
2 54 (15.65%) Python
3 51 (14.78%) SQL
4 36 (10.43%) Perl
5 33 (9.57%) JavaScript
6 31 (8.99%) PHP
7 26 (7.54%) Ruby
8 22 (6.38%) Bash Shell
9 18 (5.22%) Go
10 16 (4.64%) Shell Script
11 13 (3.77%) Scala
12 12 (3.48%) C#
13 11 (3.19%) C
13 11 (3.19%) PowerShell
14 10 (2.90%) C++
15 4 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 4 (1.16%) VB
15 4 (1.16%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.16%) VB6
16 3 (0.87%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 42 (12.17%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (11.01%) CCNP
3 25 (7.25%) Degree
4 16 (4.64%) CCIE
5 11 (3.19%) CCNA
6 8 (2.32%) Security Cleared
7 6 (1.74%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (1.74%) CCSE
8 4 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
8 4 (1.16%) VCAP
8 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Master
8 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 3 (0.87%) CISSP
9 3 (0.87%) CCSA
10 2 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.58%) CCDA
10 2 (0.58%) MCSE
10 2 (0.58%) SC Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.58%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 12 (3.48%) QA
3 11 (3.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (2.61%) SLA
5 2 (0.58%) BS7799
6 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
6 1 (0.29%) COSO
6 1 (0.29%) Data Quality
System Software
1 45 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.70%) vSphere
3 25 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.96%) Hyper-V
5 13 (3.77%) ProxySG
6 11 (3.19%) Varnish
7 9 (2.61%) XenApp
7 9 (2.61%) NFS
8 8 (2.32%) XenServer
8 8 (2.32%) vCloud
9 7 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (1.74%) Docker
11 4 (1.16%) Firmware
12 3 (0.87%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
12 3 (0.87%) RHEV
12 3 (0.87%) KVM
13 2 (0.58%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.58%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 41 (11.88%) Puppet
2 32 (9.28%) Opscode Chef
3 24 (6.96%) Ansible
4 18 (5.22%) Salt
5 14 (4.06%) yum
6 7 (2.03%) HP UCMDB
6 7 (2.03%) SCCM
6 7 (2.03%) CA Single Sign-On
7 6 (1.74%) NetCrunch
8 5 (1.45%) Vagrant
9 4 (1.16%) Oracle Identity Management
10 3 (0.87%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.87%) OPNET
10 3 (0.87%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.87%) Nagios
10 3 (0.87%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (0.87%) Cisco UCCE
10 3 (0.87%) HAProxy
10 3 (0.87%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.87%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 97 (28.12%) Cisco
2 81 (23.48%) Juniper
3 74 (21.45%) CheckPoint
4 63 (18.26%) F5
5 55 (15.94%) Microsoft
6 44 (12.75%) Blue Coat
7 40 (11.59%) VMware
8 38 (11.01%) IBM
8 38 (11.01%) Oracle
9 34 (9.86%) Citrix
10 26 (7.54%) Dell
11 21 (6.09%) NetApp
12 19 (5.51%) HP
12 19 (5.51%) Brocade
13 18 (5.22%) Red Hat
14 14 (4.06%) TIBCO
15 13 (3.77%) CommVault
16 12 (3.48%) ServiceNow
17 10 (2.90%) EMC
18 9 (2.61%) Riverbed
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