The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 47 - 34
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 7 0 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 1.34% - 2.59%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.59% - 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 6
Average daily rate
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£331 - £255
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+11.92% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
73 33 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 13.98% 9.88% 18.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 12 47
Average daily rate £331 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.42% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 9
Average hourly rate £13.50 £32.50 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-58.46% +78.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.61 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.60 £32.65 £27.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-22.54% +2.00%
SSL
England

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 6 (75.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) DNS
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) Informatica
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) Perl
2 4 (50.00%) SQL
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (50.00%) AIX
2 4 (50.00%) Linux
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) LDAP
2 4 (50.00%) UNIX
2 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) FileNet
2 4 (50.00%) Workflow
2 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 4 (50.00%) WebLogic
1 4 (50.00%) FileNet
1 4 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 3 (37.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 3 (37.50%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Office
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) LDAP
1 4 (50.00%) DNS
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 4 (50.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 2 (25.00%) SMS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (25.00%) Junos
4 1 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (12.50%) SAN
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Linux Specialist
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) AIX
1 4 (50.00%) Linux
1 4 (50.00%) UNIX
1 4 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Workflow
1 4 (50.00%) Network Design
2 3 (37.50%) Incident Management
2 3 (37.50%) Load Balancing
2 3 (37.50%) Network Management
2 3 (37.50%) Change Control
2 3 (37.50%) Network Monitoring
2 3 (37.50%) Configuration Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
2 3 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps
3 1 (12.50%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
1 4 (50.00%) Perl
1 4 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (37.50%) QA
2 1 (12.50%) JSP 440
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 1 (12.50%) vSphere
1 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) HP
2 4 (50.00%) F5
2 4 (50.00%) Business Objects
2 4 (50.00%) JBoss
2 4 (50.00%) Siebel
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) IBM
2 4 (50.00%) Sun
2 4 (50.00%) Juniper
2 4 (50.00%) Informatica
2 4 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 4 (50.00%) CheckPoint
3 3 (37.50%) Oracle
3 3 (37.50%) Axway
4 2 (25.00%) TippingPoint
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
5 1 (12.50%) Riverbed
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) Crossbeam
5 1 (12.50%) EMC