The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 68 79 68
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 28 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.72% 0.78% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.07% 7.28% 5.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £285 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.03% +128.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £279 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £315 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £393 £288
% change year-on-year
-14.01% +36.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-56.25% +14.28%
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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 Manchester region.

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
232 151 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 14.23% 10.65% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 57 56
Average daily rate £350 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 28
Average hourly rate £35.00 £18.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+94.44% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 35 (92.11%) Firewall
2 30 (78.95%) CheckPoint
3 26 (68.42%) Clearswift
3 26 (68.42%) Cisco
3 26 (68.42%) Cisco ASA
4 24 (63.16%) Network Security
5 21 (55.26%) Citrix
6 19 (50.00%) CISSP
6 19 (50.00%) Kaspersky
6 19 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 19 (50.00%) CISMP
6 19 (50.00%) PKI
6 19 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 19 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
7 17 (44.74%) SIEM
8 16 (42.11%) CISM
9 15 (39.47%) ITIL
9 15 (39.47%) Windows
9 15 (39.47%) Penetration Testing
10 14 (36.84%) VPN
10 14 (36.84%) VMware
10 14 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (34.21%) Apache
11 13 (34.21%) QA
11 13 (34.21%) CCENT
12 11 (28.95%) Information Security
12 11 (28.95%) IIS
12 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
13 10 (26.32%) WAN
13 10 (26.32%) Migration

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (34.21%) Apache
2 11 (28.95%) IIS
3 7 (18.42%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.26%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (92.11%) Firewall
2 26 (68.42%) Cisco ASA
3 24 (63.16%) Network Security
4 14 (36.84%) VPN
5 10 (26.32%) WAN
6 6 (15.79%) SMTP
7 5 (13.16%) DNS
8 3 (7.89%) DHCP
8 3 (7.89%) VoIP
8 3 (7.89%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (5.26%) SSH
9 2 (5.26%) SNMP
9 2 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (5.26%) Extranet
10 1 (2.63%) HTTP
10 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) MySQL
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
1 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
General
1 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
Job Titles
1 20 (52.63%) Analyst
2 19 (50.00%) Security Analyst
3 12 (31.58%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (28.95%) Security Engineer
5 9 (23.68%) Network Engineer
5 9 (23.68%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (13.16%) Network Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Network Security Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Technical Security Analyst
7 2 (5.26%) Network Support
7 2 (5.26%) Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (5.26%) Firewall Support
8 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
8 1 (2.63%) Network Support Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Applications Support
8 1 (2.63%) IT Security Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Firewall Analyst
8 1 (2.63%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.26%) .NET
1 2 (5.26%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 19 (50.00%) PKI
2 4 (10.53%) Life Science
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.63%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Windows
2 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
3 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.63%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 19 (50.00%) Kalman Filter
2 17 (44.74%) SIEM
3 15 (39.47%) Penetration Testing
3 15 (39.47%) ITIL
4 11 (28.95%) Information Security
5 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
5 10 (26.32%) Migration
6 8 (21.05%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (7.89%) Network Management
7 3 (7.89%) Time Management
8 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
8 2 (5.26%) Data Management
9 1 (2.63%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (2.63%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (2.63%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.26%) Java
1 2 (5.26%) PHP
1 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
1 2 (5.26%) SQL
1 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
1 2 (5.26%) Bash Shell
2 1 (2.63%) Python
Qualifications
1 19 (50.00%) CISSP
1 19 (50.00%) CISMP
2 16 (42.11%) CISM
3 14 (36.84%) ITIL Certification
4 13 (34.21%) CCENT
5 3 (7.89%) ISACA
6 2 (5.26%) CCNA
6 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (34.21%) QA
3 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (2.63%) SLA
4 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (2.63%) HIPAA
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (10.53%) ISA Server
3 2 (5.26%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.63%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (10.53%) MIMEsweeper
2 2 (5.26%) Hyperic
3 1 (2.63%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 30 (78.95%) CheckPoint
2 26 (68.42%) Clearswift
2 26 (68.42%) Cisco
3 21 (55.26%) Citrix
4 19 (50.00%) Kaspersky
5 14 (36.84%) VMware
6 11 (28.95%) Microsoft
7 7 (18.42%) Lotus
8 4 (10.53%) SurfControl
8 4 (10.53%) Oracle
9 2 (5.26%) Imperva
9 2 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 1 (2.63%) Remedy
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