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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / North West
Rank 103 103 122
Rank change year-on-year
0 +19
Contract jobs citing SSL 28 57 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.09% 1.47% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.09% 9.86% 4.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 18 15
Median daily rate £400 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £338 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 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 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-68.60% +7.50%

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
395 578 408
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.42% 14.92% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 318 198
Median daily rate £375 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 +21 15 £400 +12.28% 5
Cheshire +1 10 £450 +5.88%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Linux
3 19 (34.55%) Python
4 17 (30.91%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (30.91%) Puppet
4 17 (30.91%) Jenkins
4 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (29.09%) Java
5 16 (29.09%) Shell Script
6 14 (25.45%) Apache
6 14 (25.45%) HTTPS
7 13 (23.64%) ITIL
7 13 (23.64%) Firewall
7 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
8 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
9 11 (20.00%) Clustering
9 11 (20.00%) Middleware
9 11 (20.00%) Unix
10 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
10 10 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
11 9 (16.36%) JBoss
11 9 (16.36%) Tomcat
11 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
11 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
11 9 (16.36%) HTTP
11 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
11 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (16.36%) Travis CI
12 8 (14.55%) CentOS

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 14 (25.45%) Apache
2 13 (23.64%) WebSphere
3 10 (18.18%) WebSphere Application Server
4 9 (16.36%) JBoss
4 9 (16.36%) Tomcat
5 7 (12.73%) IIS
5 7 (12.73%) nginx
5 7 (12.73%) OpenStack
6 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
7 3 (5.45%) IBM HTTP Server
7 3 (5.45%) Oracle 10gAS
7 3 (5.45%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.64%) Jetty
8 2 (3.64%) Mongrel
8 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.82%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (3.64%) MS Office
2 1 (1.82%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 17 (30.91%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.45%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (3.64%) Google App Engine
3 2 (3.64%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.82%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Lambda
4 1 (1.82%) Route 53
4 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) HTTPS
2 13 (23.64%) Firewall
3 9 (16.36%) HTTP
3 9 (16.36%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (12.73%) Kerberos
5 6 (10.91%) DNS
5 6 (10.91%) LAN
5 6 (10.91%) Network Security
5 6 (10.91%) WAN
6 5 (9.09%) IPsec
6 5 (9.09%) LDAP
6 5 (9.09%) VPN
7 4 (7.27%) VoIP
8 3 (5.45%) DHCP
8 3 (5.45%) SAN
9 2 (3.64%) FTP
9 2 (3.64%) IPv4
9 2 (3.64%) SSH
9 2 (3.64%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.64%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.82%) Big Data
2 1 (1.82%) DB2
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (1.82%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.82%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.82%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.36%) Travis CI
3 7 (12.73%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.73%) GitLab
3 7 (12.73%) GoCD
3 7 (12.73%) MSI
3 7 (12.73%) Subversion
4 1 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (10.91%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (16.36%) Administrator
2 8 (14.55%) DevOps Engineer
3 6 (10.91%) Consultant
3 6 (10.91%) WebSphere Administrator
4 5 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Security Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Manager
6 3 (5.45%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.45%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
7 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (20.00%) Middleware
2 5 (9.09%) J2EE
3 3 (5.45%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.64%) .NET
4 2 (3.64%) JDBC
4 2 (3.64%) JMS
4 2 (3.64%) SAML
4 2 (3.64%) Servlets
4 2 (3.64%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.82%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.82%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (1.82%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 11 (20.00%) Clustering
2 7 (12.73%) Wiki
3 5 (9.09%) PKI
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.64%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.64%) Smartphone
5 2 (3.64%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.82%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.82%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (43.64%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Linux
3 11 (20.00%) Unix
4 8 (14.55%) CentOS
5 7 (12.73%) Fedora
5 7 (12.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (7.27%) Android
7 3 (5.45%) AIX
8 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.64%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.82%) HPUX
9 1 (1.82%) Solaris
9 1 (1.82%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (29.09%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) ITIL
3 9 (16.36%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.36%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (14.55%) DevOps
5 7 (12.73%) Security Operations
5 7 (12.73%) TDD
6 6 (10.91%) Kalman Filter
6 6 (10.91%) Security Architecture
7 5 (9.09%) Service Delivery
8 4 (7.27%) Change Management
8 4 (7.27%) Incident Management
8 4 (7.27%) ITIL V3
8 4 (7.27%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (7.27%) Open Source
8 4 (7.27%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (7.27%) Project Management
8 4 (7.27%) Web Filtering
9 3 (5.45%) Application Rationalisation
9 3 (5.45%) Email Filtering
Programming Languages
1 19 (34.55%) Python
2 16 (29.09%) Java
2 16 (29.09%) Shell Script
3 12 (21.82%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.73%) Bash Shell
4 7 (12.73%) Jython
4 7 (12.73%) Ruby
5 6 (10.91%) Perl
6 1 (1.82%) C++
6 1 (1.82%) Korn
6 1 (1.82%) PL/SQL
6 1 (1.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.27%) CCNP
2 4 (7.27%) ITIL Certification
2 4 (7.27%) SC Cleared
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.64%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) CCENT
4 1 (1.82%) CCIE
4 1 (1.82%) CCNA
4 1 (1.82%) CESG Certified Professional
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISMP
4 1 (1.82%) CLAS
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SANS
4 1 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) BitLocker
3 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.64%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.64%) Xen
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (30.91%) Puppet
2 7 (12.73%) Ansible
2 7 (12.73%) Ganglia
2 7 (12.73%) Graphite
2 7 (12.73%) Kibana
2 7 (12.73%) Nagios
2 7 (12.73%) Riemann
2 7 (12.73%) yum
3 4 (7.27%) SCCM
3 4 (7.27%) SmoothWall
4 3 (5.45%) Netcool
4 3 (5.45%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (5.45%) Tivoli
4 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (3.64%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.64%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.64%) CA Wily
5 2 (3.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft
2 8 (14.55%) Cisco
2 8 (14.55%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.73%) IBM
4 5 (9.09%) Apple
4 5 (9.09%) CheckPoint
4 5 (9.09%) Oracle
5 4 (7.27%) Clearswift
5 4 (7.27%) VMware
6 3 (5.45%) Avaya
6 3 (5.45%) F5
6 3 (5.45%) Juniper
7 2 (3.64%) AppSense
7 2 (3.64%) CA
7 2 (3.64%) Dell
7 2 (3.64%) Google
7 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
7 2 (3.64%) Motorola
7 2 (3.64%) Sophos
8 1 (1.82%) BMC