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 29 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 50 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 7 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.13% - 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% - 10.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£420 - £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.00%
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
103 82 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 16.64% 21.13% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 38 10
Average daily rate £365 £358 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% +43.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £223 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £500 £324
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 17 9
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +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 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 29 January 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
Tyne and Wear - 5 £420 - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 11 (68.75%) WAN
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) DNS
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
1 11 (68.75%) McAfee
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Cryptography
1 11 (68.75%) Network Design
1 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco IOS
1 11 (68.75%) Network Security
1 11 (68.75%) F5
1 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
2 10 (62.50%) Windows
3 9 (56.25%) HP
3 9 (56.25%) Service Management
3 9 (56.25%) WhatsUp Gold
3 9 (56.25%) Incident Management
3 9 (56.25%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (56.25%) Network Management
4 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (43.75%) Junos
4 7 (43.75%) 3PAR
4 7 (43.75%) vSphere
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 2 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) WAN
1 11 (68.75%) LAN
1 11 (68.75%) DNS
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco IOS
1 11 (68.75%) Network Security
1 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 11 (68.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 7 (43.75%) Junos
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
2 7 (43.75%) SAN
3 5 (31.25%) HTTP
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) VPN
5 2 (12.50%) HTTPS
5 2 (12.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) MySQL
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Network Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Business Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Cryptography
2 3 (18.75%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) UNIX
3 3 (18.75%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Network Design
1 11 (68.75%) Load Balancing
2 10 (62.50%) Service Delivery
3 9 (56.25%) Service Management
3 9 (56.25%) Incident Management
3 9 (56.25%) Network Monitoring
3 9 (56.25%) Network Management
4 7 (43.75%) Time Management
4 7 (43.75%) ITIL
5 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (18.75%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 2 (12.50%) DevOps
6 2 (12.50%) Supplier Management
6 2 (12.50%) Data Mapping
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Ruby
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) PHP
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
1 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) JSP 440
1 7 (43.75%) QA
System Software
1 7 (43.75%) VMware ESXi
1 7 (43.75%) vSphere
1 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (56.25%) WhatsUp Gold
2 5 (31.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (18.75%) Puppet
3 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco
1 11 (68.75%) Juniper
1 11 (68.75%) CheckPoint
1 11 (68.75%) McAfee
1 11 (68.75%) F5
2 9 (56.25%) HP
3 7 (43.75%) 3PAR
3 7 (43.75%) TippingPoint
3 7 (43.75%) EMC