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 23 February 2017 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
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / North West
Rank 96 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +17
Contract jobs citing SSL 35 46 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.32% 1.20% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 7.90% 4.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 16
Median daily rate £400 £450 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +39.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £480 £399
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Median hourly rate £16.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-68.23% +148.39%

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
401 582 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.16% 15.24% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 329 205
Median daily rate £383 £411 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.99% +17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £600 £461
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 23 February 2017.

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 23 February 2017. 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 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 +25 23 £400 +10.34% 3
Cheshire +9 8 £425 -16.04%
Merseyside - 1 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, 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 29 (51.79%) Linux
2 24 (42.86%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Java
4 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (37.50%) Puppet
4 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 20 (35.71%) Unix
6 17 (30.36%) Python
7 16 (28.57%) HTTPS
7 16 (28.57%) Apache
8 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
8 15 (26.79%) HTTP
8 15 (26.79%) WebSphere
9 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
9 14 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
9 14 (25.00%) DevOps
9 14 (25.00%) Configuration Management
9 14 (25.00%) Travis CI
10 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
11 12 (21.43%) Tomcat
11 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
11 12 (21.43%) Firewall
12 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
12 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
12 11 (19.64%) IIS
12 11 (19.64%) IBM
12 11 (19.64%) CentOS
12 11 (19.64%) nginx
13 10 (17.86%) DNS

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 16 (28.57%) Apache
2 15 (26.79%) WebSphere
3 12 (21.43%) Tomcat
4 11 (19.64%) IIS
4 11 (19.64%) nginx
5 8 (14.29%) OpenStack
5 8 (14.29%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (12.50%) JBoss
7 6 (10.71%) Jetty
7 6 (10.71%) Mongrel
8 4 (7.14%) Skype for Business
9 3 (5.36%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (5.36%) Oracle 10gAS
9 3 (5.36%) SAS
9 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
10 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
11 1 (1.79%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.07%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (10.71%) Google App Engine
3 6 (10.71%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (5.36%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.36%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.36%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.36%) Route 53
4 3 (5.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (28.57%) HTTPS
2 15 (26.79%) HTTP
2 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
3 12 (21.43%) Firewall
4 10 (17.86%) DNS
4 10 (17.86%) FTP
5 9 (16.07%) IPsec
6 7 (12.50%) DHCP
6 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
6 7 (12.50%) LAN
6 7 (12.50%) VPN
7 5 (8.93%) Network Security
7 5 (8.93%) SSH
8 4 (7.14%) LDAP
8 4 (7.14%) WAN
9 3 (5.36%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (5.36%) SAN
9 3 (5.36%) SMTP
9 3 (5.36%) VoIP
10 2 (3.57%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.14%) Big Data
1 4 (7.14%) MySQL
2 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.79%) DB2
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.79%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 14 (25.00%) Travis CI
3 9 (16.07%) Git (software)
4 8 (14.29%) GoCD
4 8 (14.29%) Subversion
5 6 (10.71%) GitLab
6 3 (5.36%) MSI
6 3 (5.36%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.79%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 4 (7.14%) Banking
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 1 (1.79%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (16.07%) DevOps Engineer
2 8 (14.29%) Administrator
3 5 (8.93%) Middleware Engineer
3 5 (8.93%) WebSphere Administrator
4 4 (7.14%) Security Engineer
4 4 (7.14%) Senior Middleware Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Consultant
5 3 (5.36%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Product Specialist
5 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Server Administrator
5 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Unix Security Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 2 (3.57%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.86%) J2EE
2 9 (16.07%) Middleware
3 6 (10.71%) .NET
3 6 (10.71%) JDBC
3 6 (10.71%) JMS
3 6 (10.71%) Servlets
4 4 (7.14%) EDIFACT
4 4 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (7.14%) ODBC
4 4 (7.14%) XML
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle Fusion
5 3 (5.36%) Software Packaging
6 2 (3.57%) SAML
7 1 (1.79%) Sensu
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
2 5 (8.93%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 5 (8.93%) PKI
3 3 (5.36%) Wiki
4 2 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
5 1 (1.79%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) FlexPod
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 29 (51.79%) Linux
2 24 (42.86%) Windows
3 20 (35.71%) Unix
4 11 (19.64%) CentOS
5 8 (14.29%) Fedora
5 8 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.14%) Android
7 3 (5.36%) AIX
8 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.79%) HPUX
9 1 (1.79%) Solaris
9 1 (1.79%) VMS
9 1 (1.79%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 14 (25.00%) Configuration Management
1 14 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
1 14 (25.00%) DevOps
2 9 (16.07%) ITIL
3 7 (12.50%) Open Source
4 5 (8.93%) Patch Management
4 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (8.93%) Security Operations
5 4 (7.14%) Change Management
5 4 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
5 4 (7.14%) Identity Management
5 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 4 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (7.14%) Project Management
6 3 (5.36%) High Availability
6 3 (5.36%) Information Security
6 3 (5.36%) PRINCE2
6 3 (5.36%) TDD
6 3 (5.36%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (39.29%) Java
2 17 (30.36%) Python
3 11 (19.64%) Shell Script
4 9 (16.07%) Ruby
5 8 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.71%) Perl
7 5 (8.93%) Jython
8 4 (7.14%) ActionScript
8 4 (7.14%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (7.14%) ActionScript 3.0
9 3 (5.36%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.57%) PL/SQL
10 2 (3.57%) SQL
11 1 (1.79%) C++
11 1 (1.79%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (10.71%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.14%) CISSP
2 4 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) SANS
3 3 (5.36%) SSCP
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.79%) CCIE
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) CCNP
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) ISEB
5 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.71%) Xen
4 2 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.79%) Docker
5 1 (1.79%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 21 (37.50%) Puppet
2 14 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (16.07%) Ansible
3 9 (16.07%) Graphite
3 9 (16.07%) Kibana
3 9 (16.07%) Nagios
4 8 (14.29%) Ganglia
4 8 (14.29%) Riemann
5 4 (7.14%) QRadar
5 4 (7.14%) SCCM
6 3 (5.36%) Rsyslog
6 3 (5.36%) yum
7 2 (3.57%) AirWatch
7 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.79%) CA Wily
8 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.79%) logstash
8 1 (1.79%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft
2 11 (19.64%) IBM
2 11 (19.64%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.07%) Oracle
4 8 (14.29%) VMware
5 7 (12.50%) Apple
6 6 (10.71%) Google
7 5 (8.93%) Splunk
8 4 (7.14%) Axway
8 4 (7.14%) Cisco
9 3 (5.36%) HP
9 3 (5.36%) LogRhythm
10 2 (3.57%) AppSense
10 2 (3.57%) Dell
10 2 (3.57%) F5
10 2 (3.57%) Intel Security
10 2 (3.57%) Juniper
10 2 (3.57%) Motorola
10 2 (3.57%) Sophos
11 1 (1.79%) CheckPoint