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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 72 81 68
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing SSL 15 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 1.08% 0.27% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.98% 2.05% 5.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 9
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£318 £306 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.67% -7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £301 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £311 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £361
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.00%
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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
167 146 189
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 12.02% 13.19% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 69 87
Average daily rate £316 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £160 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £520 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 11 22
Average hourly rate £21.25 £14.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+51.78% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £25.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.25 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 14 (82.35%) VPN
3 13 (76.47%) Windows
4 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
4 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
5 11 (64.71%) Citrix
5 11 (64.71%) IIS
5 11 (64.71%) Apache
5 11 (64.71%) Information Security
6 10 (58.82%) Network Security
7 8 (47.06%) Cisco
8 7 (41.18%) Clearswift
8 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
8 7 (41.18%) Lotus
8 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (23.53%) SMTP
9 4 (23.53%) MIMEsweeper
9 4 (23.53%) ISA Server
9 4 (23.53%) SurfControl
10 3 (17.65%) VMware
10 3 (17.65%) CISMP
10 3 (17.65%) Linux
10 3 (17.65%) Oracle
10 3 (17.65%) CISSP
10 3 (17.65%) ISACA
11 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
11 2 (11.76%) Imperva
11 2 (11.76%) Life Science
11 2 (11.76%) QA
11 2 (11.76%) Network Management

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 11 (64.71%) IIS
1 11 (64.71%) Apache
2 7 (41.18%) IBM Notes
Communications & Networking
1 16 (94.12%) Firewall
2 14 (82.35%) VPN
3 10 (58.82%) Network Security
4 7 (41.18%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (23.53%) SMTP
6 2 (11.76%) DNS
6 2 (11.76%) DHCP
6 2 (11.76%) VoIP
6 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (5.88%) HTTP
7 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
7 1 (5.88%) SAN
7 1 (5.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (58.82%) Security Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Network Engineer
2 9 (52.94%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Security Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Support
4 2 (11.76%) Network Support
5 1 (5.88%) Firewall Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Technical Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 1 (5.88%) Architect
5 1 (5.88%) Web Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Life Science
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 13 (76.47%) Windows
2 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 1 (5.88%) AIX
4 1 (5.88%) Solaris
4 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) Information Security
2 2 (11.76%) Network Management
2 2 (11.76%) Data Management
3 1 (5.88%) Migration
3 1 (5.88%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.88%) SIEM
3 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (5.88%) Time Management
3 1 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) Python
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) CISMP
1 3 (17.65%) CISSP
1 3 (17.65%) ISACA
2 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (11.76%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
1 2 (11.76%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
System Software
1 4 (23.53%) ISA Server
2 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) MIMEsweeper
2 1 (5.88%) OpenView
2 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
2 1 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
2 1 (5.88%) Puppet
2 1 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 12 (70.59%) Microsoft
1 12 (70.59%) CheckPoint
2 11 (64.71%) Citrix
3 8 (47.06%) Cisco
4 7 (41.18%) Clearswift
4 7 (41.18%) Lotus
5 4 (23.53%) SurfControl
6 3 (17.65%) VMware
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle
7 2 (11.76%) Imperva
8 1 (5.88%) Blue Coat
8 1 (5.88%) Axway
8 1 (5.88%) Remedy
8 1 (5.88%) HP
8 1 (5.88%) EMC
8 1 (5.88%) Sun
8 1 (5.88%) Juniper
8 1 (5.88%) StorageTek
8 1 (5.88%) Apple
8 1 (5.88%) MobileIron