The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 53 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.99% - 2.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% - 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 0 6
Average daily rate
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£409 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
84 32 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.84% 8.29% 17.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 11 43
Average daily rate £347 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 7
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +2.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.21 £32.50 £24.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the North East

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the North East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) DNS
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (66.67%) Firewall
2 6 (66.67%) Network Design
2 6 (66.67%) F5
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 5 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
3 5 (55.56%) WhatsUp Gold
3 5 (55.56%) Network Management
3 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
3 5 (55.56%) Service Management
3 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
3 5 (55.56%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
3 5 (55.56%) QA
3 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 4 (44.44%) McAfee
4 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (33.33%) Network Security
5 3 (33.33%) Cryptography
5 3 (33.33%) TippingPoint
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (33.33%) Informatica
5 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 3 (33.33%) FileNet

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 3 (33.33%) FileNet
1 3 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 3 (33.33%) WebLogic
2 2 (22.22%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (22.22%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DNS
1 6 (66.67%) Firewall
1 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 6 (66.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 5 (55.56%) LAN
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco IOS
4 3 (33.33%) Network Security
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (33.33%) LDAP
4 3 (33.33%) Junos
5 2 (22.22%) SMS
5 2 (22.22%) SAN
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Support
3 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Cloud Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 3 (33.33%) UNIX
1 3 (33.33%) AIX
1 3 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Network Design
2 5 (55.56%) Network Monitoring
2 5 (55.56%) Network Management
2 5 (55.56%) Incident Management
2 5 (55.56%) Service Management
2 5 (55.56%) Service Delivery
2 5 (55.56%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) Workflow
4 2 (22.22%) Change Control
4 2 (22.22%) ITIL
4 2 (22.22%) Configuration Management
4 2 (22.22%) Time Management
5 1 (11.11%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Java
1 3 (33.33%) Perl
1 3 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) QA
2 2 (22.22%) JSP 440
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
1 2 (22.22%) vSphere
1 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) WhatsUp Gold
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) HP
2 6 (66.67%) Juniper
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco
2 6 (66.67%) CheckPoint
2 6 (66.67%) F5
3 4 (44.44%) McAfee
4 3 (33.33%) TippingPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Informatica
4 3 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (33.33%) IBM
4 3 (33.33%) Sun
4 3 (33.33%) JBoss
4 3 (33.33%) Siebel
4 3 (33.33%) Business Objects
5 2 (22.22%) 3PAR
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
5 2 (22.22%) EMC
5 2 (22.22%) Axway
6 1 (11.11%) Riverbed
6 1 (11.11%) Crossbeam