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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 110 119 105
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Contract jobs citing SSL 46 20 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.21% 0.64% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.73% 4.68% 6.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 14
Average daily rate £363 £323 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.40% +1.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £248 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £398 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £25.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £16.72 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+154.18% -62.84%
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
595 427 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.65% 13.56% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 212 171
Average daily rate £400 £345 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.94% +2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire +22 30 £463 +13.49%
Manchester -15 15 £363 +14.17% 4
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 32 (43.84%) DNS
2 30 (41.10%) Firewall
3 28 (38.36%) VPN
4 25 (34.25%) Network Security
5 23 (31.51%) WebSphere
5 23 (31.51%) Cisco
5 23 (31.51%) DHCP
6 22 (30.14%) HTTP
6 22 (30.14%) Linux
7 20 (27.40%) ITIL
7 20 (27.40%) WebSphere Application Server
7 20 (27.40%) IPsec
8 19 (26.03%) Apache
9 18 (24.66%) LAN
9 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
9 18 (24.66%) Middleware
9 18 (24.66%) Kalman Filter
10 17 (23.29%) Unix
11 16 (21.92%) Windows
12 15 (20.55%) SSH
13 14 (19.18%) Jython
14 13 (17.81%) WAN
14 13 (17.81%) Intrusion Detection
14 13 (17.81%) Palo Alto
15 12 (16.44%) IBM
15 12 (16.44%) AIX
15 12 (16.44%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (16.44%) Shell Script
16 11 (15.07%) Clustering
16 11 (15.07%) Oracle

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 23 (31.51%) WebSphere
2 20 (27.40%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (26.03%) Apache
4 10 (13.70%) WebLogic
5 8 (10.96%) JBoss
5 8 (10.96%) Tomcat
6 5 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (6.85%) IIS
6 5 (6.85%) Lync
7 4 (5.48%) IBM HTTP Server
7 4 (5.48%) iPlanet
7 4 (5.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (4.11%) nginx
9 2 (2.74%) CICS
9 2 (2.74%) Jetty
9 2 (2.74%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.37%) Node.js
10 1 (1.37%) Oracle Service Bus
10 1 (1.37%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (4.11%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.37%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.37%) MS Office
2 1 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.22%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (8.22%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.85%) Google App Engine
2 5 (6.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.84%) DNS
2 30 (41.10%) Firewall
3 28 (38.36%) VPN
4 25 (34.25%) Network Security
5 23 (31.51%) DHCP
6 22 (30.14%) HTTP
7 20 (27.40%) IPsec
8 18 (24.66%) LAN
8 18 (24.66%) TCP/IP
9 15 (20.55%) SSH
10 13 (17.81%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (17.81%) WAN
11 11 (15.07%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (13.70%) SMTP
13 9 (12.33%) VLAN
14 8 (10.96%) FTP
14 8 (10.96%) Internet
15 6 (8.22%) SAN
15 6 (8.22%) SNMP
15 6 (8.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (13.70%) DB2
2 1 (1.37%) DataStage
2 1 (1.37%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (6.85%) Jenkins
1 5 (6.85%) Subversion
2 4 (5.48%) Introscope
3 2 (2.74%) JIRA
4 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.37%) Gradle
4 1 (1.37%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.37%) Maven
General
1 4 (5.48%) Local Government
2 3 (4.11%) Finance
3 2 (2.74%) Banking
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
4 1 (1.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Network Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Analyst
2 9 (12.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 9 (12.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 8 (10.96%) Consultant
4 7 (9.59%) Security Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Network Security Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (8.22%) Technical Analyst
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Cisco Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) WebSphere Consultant
7 4 (5.48%) Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Firewall Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Middleware Analyst
7 4 (5.48%) Network Architect
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Delivery Manager
7 4 (5.48%) Technical Manager
7 4 (5.48%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (24.66%) Middleware
2 12 (16.44%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (13.70%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 8 (10.96%) Web Services
5 5 (6.85%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.74%) .NET
6 2 (2.74%) J2EE
6 2 (2.74%) Servlets
6 2 (2.74%) SOAP
6 2 (2.74%) XML
7 1 (1.37%) JMS
7 1 (1.37%) OAuth
7 1 (1.37%) OpenID
7 1 (1.37%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (1.37%) SAML
7 1 (1.37%) Spring MVC
7 1 (1.37%) WSDL
7 1 (1.37%) XML Schema
7 1 (1.37%) XSD
7 1 (1.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.07%) Clustering
2 8 (10.96%) PKI
3 7 (9.59%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (8.22%) Mainframe
5 5 (6.85%) Blackberry
5 5 (6.85%) Computer Science
5 5 (6.85%) Data Centre
6 4 (5.48%) Mobile App
7 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.37%) EFT
9 1 (1.37%) IBM Mainframe
9 1 (1.37%) Life Science
9 1 (1.37%) Security Operations Centre
9 1 (1.37%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 22 (30.14%) Linux
2 17 (23.29%) Unix
3 16 (21.92%) Windows
4 12 (16.44%) AIX
5 7 (9.59%) Solaris
6 5 (6.85%) Android
6 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
6 5 (6.85%) Windows 8
7 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.74%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (27.40%) ITIL
2 18 (24.66%) Kalman Filter
3 11 (15.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (12.33%) Change Control
4 9 (12.33%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (9.59%) SIEM
6 6 (8.22%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.22%) Information Security
6 6 (8.22%) Threat Management
7 5 (6.85%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (6.85%) Infrastructure Management
7 5 (6.85%) Service Management
8 4 (5.48%) Application Rationalisation
8 4 (5.48%) ITIL V3
8 4 (5.48%) Migration
8 4 (5.48%) SOA
9 3 (4.11%) Coaching
9 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
9 3 (4.11%) Network Architecture
9 3 (4.11%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 14 (19.18%) Jython
2 12 (16.44%) Shell Script
3 7 (9.59%) Java
4 6 (8.22%) Perl
5 5 (6.85%) Korn
6 4 (5.48%) SQL
7 2 (2.74%) C++
7 2 (2.74%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.74%) Python
8 1 (1.37%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.37%) CLIST
8 1 (1.37%) JCL
8 1 (1.37%) REXX
8 1 (1.37%) XPath
Qualifications
1 11 (15.07%) CCNP
1 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (13.70%) Security Cleared
3 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.96%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (8.22%) CCNA
6 2 (2.74%) CESG Certified Professional
6 2 (2.74%) CISM
6 2 (2.74%) CISMP
6 2 (2.74%) CISSP
6 2 (2.74%) CLAS
6 2 (2.74%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.37%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.37%) CCIE
7 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.37%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.85%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.85%) Xen
3 2 (2.74%) Job Entry Subsystem
3 2 (2.74%) RACF
3 2 (2.74%) Time Sharing Option
4 1 (1.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) CA Wily
1 4 (5.48%) SmoothWall
2 3 (4.11%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) zSecure
4 1 (1.37%) Ansible
4 1 (1.37%) logstash
4 1 (1.37%) Nagios
4 1 (1.37%) OMEGAMON
4 1 (1.37%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.37%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 23 (31.51%) Cisco
2 13 (17.81%) Palo Alto
3 12 (16.44%) IBM
4 11 (15.07%) Oracle
5 10 (13.70%) Microsoft
6 9 (12.33%) Citrix
6 9 (12.33%) VMware
7 6 (8.22%) CA
7 6 (8.22%) CheckPoint
7 6 (8.22%) F5
7 6 (8.22%) Fortinet
8 5 (6.85%) Google
8 5 (6.85%) Juniper
8 5 (6.85%) Red Hat
9 4 (5.48%) Kaspersky
9 4 (5.48%) Sun
10 3 (4.11%) AlienVault
10 3 (4.11%) Clearswift
10 3 (4.11%) Splunk
11 2 (2.74%) Siemens
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