The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 116 130 130
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 37 27 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 0.71% 0.098%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.79% 5.96% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 3
Median daily rate £375 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +25.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +58.00%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
545 453 412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.89% 11.83% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 227 201
Median daily rate £389 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.00% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 40 40
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.84 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.86% -25.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +8 20 £375 +25.00% 5
Cheshire +7 12 £400 -13.51% 2
Merseyside -7 4 £260 -35.00% 2
Lancashire -10 1 - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 24 (36.92%) ITIL
2 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 24 (36.92%) Cisco
3 22 (33.85%) Windows
4 21 (32.31%) WAN
4 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
5 14 (21.54%) DNS
6 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
6 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
6 13 (20.00%) WebSphere
6 13 (20.00%) Puppet
7 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (18.46%) PKI
7 12 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (18.46%) LAN
7 12 (18.46%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (16.92%) Tomcat
9 10 (15.38%) Apache
9 10 (15.38%) IBM
9 10 (15.38%) Clearswift
9 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
9 10 (15.38%) Network Security
9 10 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 10 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
9 10 (15.38%) Data Centre
9 10 (15.38%) SmoothWall
10 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
10 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
10 9 (13.85%) Vulnerability Assessment

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 11 (16.92%) Tomcat
3 10 (15.38%) Apache
4 8 (12.31%) IIS
4 8 (12.31%) JBoss
4 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (10.77%) SharePoint
6 5 (7.69%) WebLogic
7 3 (4.62%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.54%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (1.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.85%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (43.08%) Firewall
2 21 (32.31%) WAN
3 14 (21.54%) DNS
4 12 (18.46%) Cisco ASA
4 12 (18.46%) LAN
5 10 (15.38%) Network Security
6 9 (13.85%) Internet
7 8 (12.31%) VPN
8 6 (9.23%) HTTP
8 6 (9.23%) TCP/IP
9 5 (7.69%) HTTPS
10 4 (6.15%) Cisco Nexus
10 4 (6.15%) SAN
11 3 (4.62%) FTP
11 3 (4.62%) FWSM
11 3 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
11 3 (4.62%) MPLS
11 3 (4.62%) SMTP
11 3 (4.62%) SNMP
11 3 (4.62%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.77%) MySQL
2 4 (6.15%) DB2
3 1 (1.54%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.54%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (9.23%) Jenkins
2 5 (7.69%) GitLab
2 5 (7.69%) MSI
3 3 (4.62%) ClearCase
3 3 (4.62%) ClearQuest
3 3 (4.62%) Subversion
4 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.54%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.54%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.08%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.54%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (13.85%) Network Security Manager
1 9 (13.85%) Security Manager
2 8 (12.31%) Administrator
2 8 (12.31%) Analyst
2 8 (12.31%) Network Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Security Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Architect
4 5 (7.69%) ICT Assistant
4 5 (7.69%) ICT Manager
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Network Manager
5 4 (6.15%) WebSphere Administrator
6 3 (4.62%) Consultant
6 3 (4.62%) ICT Network Manager
6 3 (4.62%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.62%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) .NET
2 7 (10.77%) LAMP
2 7 (10.77%) Web Services
3 6 (9.23%) .NET Framework
3 6 (9.23%) JSP
3 6 (9.23%) Middleware
4 5 (7.69%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (6.15%) J2EE
5 4 (6.15%) WAMP
6 3 (4.62%) SOAP
6 3 (4.62%) WebSphere MQ
6 3 (4.62%) XML
7 2 (3.08%) 802.1X
7 2 (3.08%) JMS
7 2 (3.08%) REST
8 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.54%) CGI
8 1 (1.54%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.54%) Node.js
8 1 (1.54%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (18.46%) PKI
2 10 (15.38%) Data Centre
3 6 (9.23%) PMI
4 5 (7.69%) Wiki
5 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.62%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Life Science
6 2 (3.08%) Private Cloud
6 2 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.54%) Clustering
7 1 (1.54%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.54%) iPad
7 1 (1.54%) iSeries
7 1 (1.54%) NHS
7 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 24 (36.92%) Linux
2 22 (33.85%) Windows
3 12 (18.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (9.23%) AIX
6 5 (7.69%) Unix
6 5 (7.69%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.62%) Solaris
7 3 (4.62%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.54%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (36.92%) ITIL
2 10 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
2 10 (15.38%) Load Balancing
3 9 (13.85%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 8 (12.31%) Migration
4 8 (12.31%) SIEM
5 7 (10.77%) Application Rationalisation
5 7 (10.77%) ITIL V3
5 7 (10.77%) Project Management
5 7 (10.77%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.23%) Capacity Management
6 6 (9.23%) Penetration Testing
6 6 (9.23%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.23%) Security Management
6 6 (9.23%) Threat Management
7 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (7.69%) Change Management
7 5 (7.69%) Security Architecture
7 5 (7.69%) TDD
8 4 (6.15%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 13 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 9 (13.85%) Bash Shell
2 9 (13.85%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.77%) Java
3 7 (10.77%) PHP
4 5 (7.69%) Python
5 3 (4.62%) Jython
6 1 (1.54%) C#
6 1 (1.54%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) RPG IV
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (12.31%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (12.31%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.77%) CISMP
3 7 (10.77%) MCITP
3 7 (10.77%) MCTS
3 7 (10.77%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (10.77%) RHCE
3 7 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) CCENT
4 6 (9.23%) CCNP
4 6 (9.23%) CISSP
4 6 (9.23%) PMI Certification
5 5 (7.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 5 (7.69%) CISM
5 5 (7.69%) CLAS
6 3 (4.62%) DBS Check
7 2 (3.08%) CCNA
8 1 (1.54%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (15.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.69%) QA
3 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (10.77%) Active Directory
1 7 (10.77%) UAG
2 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.08%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 13 (20.00%) Puppet
2 10 (15.38%) SmoothWall
3 7 (10.77%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (7.69%) yum
6 2 (3.08%) Cacti
6 2 (3.08%) Netcool
6 2 (3.08%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 2 (3.08%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 1 (1.54%) Ansible
7 1 (1.54%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.54%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.54%) logstash
7 1 (1.54%) Nagios
7 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 1 (1.54%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 24 (36.92%) Cisco
2 21 (32.31%) CheckPoint
3 13 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (15.38%) Clearswift
4 10 (15.38%) IBM
5 8 (12.31%) Brocade
5 8 (12.31%) Juniper
6 7 (10.77%) Kaspersky
6 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
7 6 (9.23%) VMware
8 5 (7.69%) Citrix
8 5 (7.69%) Oracle
9 4 (6.15%) F5
9 4 (6.15%) Palo Alto
10 3 (4.62%) Avaya
10 3 (4.62%) Forcepoint
10 3 (4.62%) Splunk
11 2 (3.08%) HP
11 2 (3.08%) Polycom
11 2 (3.08%) Siemens