The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 32 - 33
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 10 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 2.40% - 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.70% - 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£400 - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.36%
SSL
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 17 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.51% 7.94% 11.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 8 12
Average daily rate £375 £375 £463
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Liverpool - 10 £400 -
SSL
North West

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 7 (53.85%) Sybase
2 7 (53.85%) DB2
2 7 (53.85%) MQSeries
2 7 (53.85%) IBM
2 7 (53.85%) Kerberos
2 7 (53.85%) CA
2 7 (53.85%) zOS
2 7 (53.85%) RACF
2 7 (53.85%) Middleware
2 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 7 (53.85%) SSH
2 7 (53.85%) ISPF
2 7 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
2 7 (53.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
3 6 (46.15%) zSecure
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
3 6 (46.15%) Clustering
3 6 (46.15%) Firewall
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (46.15%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) Microsoft

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 7 (53.85%) MQSeries
2 6 (46.15%) IIS
2 6 (46.15%) CICS
3 2 (15.38%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Office
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
1 1 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (53.85%) Kerberos
1 7 (53.85%) SSH
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) Firewall
2 6 (46.15%) SMTP
2 6 (46.15%) FTP
2 6 (46.15%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) DB2
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Security Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Information Security Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) RACF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (53.85%) Middleware
1 7 (53.85%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (53.85%) Mainframe
2 6 (46.15%) Clustering
3 2 (15.38%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 7 (53.85%) zOS
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (46.15%) Windows
3 2 (15.38%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (53.85%) Information Security
2 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 6 (46.15%) Performance Tuning
2 6 (46.15%) Patch Management
3 1 (7.69%) People Management
3 1 (7.69%) Security Management
3 1 (7.69%) Project Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) Assembly Language
2 2 (15.38%) REXX
2 2 (15.38%) JCL
2 2 (15.38%) CLIST
3 1 (7.69%) Perl
3 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) MCP
1 6 (46.15%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL Certification
1 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (53.85%) RACF
1 7 (53.85%) Time Sharing Option
1 7 (53.85%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
2 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) zSecure
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Sybase
1 7 (53.85%) IBM
1 7 (53.85%) CA
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 6 (46.15%) Microsoft