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 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 54 59 34
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing SSL 10 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.35% 0.16% 1.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.11% 1.39% 8.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 0 4
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£275 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £336 £389 £288
% change year-on-year
-13.50% +35.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-35.00% +28.00%
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 North East region.

Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
90 72 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 12.13% 11.23% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 43 26
Average daily rate £300 £273 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.09% -9.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £368 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 1
Average hourly rate £26.00 £14.00 £10.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+85.71% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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
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
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North East region over the 3 months to 28 April 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Tyne and Wear +7 9 £275 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 10 (55.56%) Java
2 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
3 9 (50.00%) HTTP
3 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
4 8 (44.44%) Network Security
4 8 (44.44%) IIS
4 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (33.33%) Jetty
6 6 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 6 (33.33%) Xen
6 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
6 6 (33.33%) Google
6 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (33.33%) Google App Engine
6 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (33.33%) nginx
6 6 (33.33%) Open Source
6 6 (33.33%) Puppet
6 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
6 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 6 (33.33%) F5
6 6 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 9 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 8 (44.44%) IIS
3 6 (33.33%) Apache
3 6 (33.33%) Tomcat
3 6 (33.33%) Jetty
3 6 (33.33%) nginx
4 3 (16.67%) FileNet
4 3 (16.67%) JBoss
4 3 (16.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
5 2 (11.11%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (33.33%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (33.33%) Google App Engine
1 6 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (33.33%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 12 (66.67%) DNS
2 9 (50.00%) HTTP
3 8 (44.44%) Network Security
4 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
5 6 (33.33%) LAN
5 6 (33.33%) WAN
5 6 (33.33%) DHCP
5 6 (33.33%) FTP
5 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 6 (33.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
5 6 (33.33%) Firewall
5 6 (33.33%) IPsec
5 6 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (16.67%) LDAP
6 3 (16.67%) SAN
6 3 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (16.67%) Junos
7 2 (11.11%) VPN
7 2 (11.11%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (33.33%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 6 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Business Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Developer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (5.56%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Release Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Leader
3 1 (5.56%) Build Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Build and Release Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) .NET
1 6 (33.33%) J2EE
1 6 (33.33%) Servlets
2 3 (16.67%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (16.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Cryptography
1 6 (33.33%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (16.67%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Linux
2 6 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (22.22%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) AIX
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) Configuration Management
2 8 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (38.89%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 6 (33.33%) Network Design
5 5 (27.78%) Service Delivery
6 4 (22.22%) Service Management
6 4 (22.22%) Automated Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
6 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 4 (22.22%) Time Management
6 4 (22.22%) Network Management
6 4 (22.22%) Network Monitoring
7 3 (16.67%) DevOps
7 3 (16.67%) Change Control
7 3 (16.67%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Workflow
8 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
8 2 (11.11%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) Java
2 5 (27.78%) SQL
3 3 (16.67%) Perl
4 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.56%) PHP
5 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (27.78%) Security Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (22.22%) QA
2 3 (16.67%) JSP 440
System Software
1 6 (33.33%) Xen
1 6 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 3 (16.67%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (33.33%) Puppet
1 6 (33.33%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (22.22%) WhatsUp Gold
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Cisco
1 6 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 6 (33.33%) CheckPoint
1 6 (33.33%) McAfee
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
1 6 (33.33%) Google
1 6 (33.33%) Juniper
1 6 (33.33%) F5
2 5 (27.78%) HP
3 3 (16.67%) EMC
3 3 (16.67%) Sun
3 3 (16.67%) IBM
3 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 3 (16.67%) Business Objects
3 3 (16.67%) Siebel
3 3 (16.67%) Informatica
3 3 (16.67%) Red Hat
3 3 (16.67%) Axway
3 3 (16.67%) TippingPoint
3 3 (16.67%) 3PAR