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 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 125 110 110
Rank change year-on-year
-15 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 17 22 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.79% 0.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 6.08% 2.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 6
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£320 £313 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +150.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £335 £338
% change year-on-year
+10.32% -0.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £76.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +28.57%
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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
462 362 385
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.52% 12.98% 16.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 155 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £241 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 58
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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
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 2 March 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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
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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
Manchester -10 12 £318 +5.83% 3
Lancashire - 3 £389 -
Cheshire -4 2 £429 +34.50% 1
Merseyside - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 24 (55.81%) Windows
1 24 (55.81%) Linux
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 22 (51.16%) IIS
3 20 (46.51%) Firewall
4 19 (44.19%) Apache
5 18 (41.86%) HTTP
6 16 (37.21%) VPN
6 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
6 16 (37.21%) VMware
7 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
8 14 (32.56%) CheckPoint
9 13 (30.23%) Citrix
10 11 (25.58%) Information Security
10 11 (25.58%) DevOps
11 10 (23.26%) Network Security
12 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
12 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (20.93%) DNS
12 9 (20.93%) Cisco
13 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
13 8 (18.60%) Servlets
13 8 (18.60%) Java
13 8 (18.60%) .NET
13 8 (18.60%) J2EE
13 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
13 8 (18.60%) Android
13 8 (18.60%) nginx
13 8 (18.60%) Jetty

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, 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 22 (51.16%) IIS
2 19 (44.19%) Apache
3 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
3 8 (18.60%) WebSphere
3 8 (18.60%) Jetty
3 8 (18.60%) nginx
4 7 (16.28%) IBM Notes
5 2 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (4.65%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.30%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (9.30%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (9.30%) Google App Engine
1 4 (9.30%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (46.51%) Firewall
2 18 (41.86%) HTTP
3 16 (37.21%) VPN
4 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
5 10 (23.26%) Network Security
6 9 (20.93%) DNS
7 7 (16.28%) SMTP
7 7 (16.28%) DHCP
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.95%) IPsec
8 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (13.95%) FTP
9 2 (4.65%) ADSL
9 2 (4.65%) LAN
9 2 (4.65%) VoIP
9 2 (4.65%) WAN
9 2 (4.65%) MPLS
9 2 (4.65%) OSPF
9 2 (4.65%) BGP
9 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (16.28%) MySQL
2 1 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.65%) Local Government
2 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.33%) Finance
2 1 (2.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (23.26%) Security Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Network Security Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Network Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Network Security Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Network Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Architect
4 2 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (4.65%) Network Support
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall Support
5 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Web Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Management Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (18.60%) .NET
1 8 (18.60%) J2EE
1 8 (18.60%) Servlets
2 2 (4.65%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Mobile App
2 6 (13.95%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (13.95%) CESG
2 6 (13.95%) PKI
3 5 (11.63%) Open Source
4 2 (4.65%) Clustering
4 2 (4.65%) Life Science
4 2 (4.65%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (55.81%) Windows
1 24 (55.81%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Android
2 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Phone 8
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Phone
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.33%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
2 11 (25.58%) Information Security
2 11 (25.58%) DevOps
3 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (13.95%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (13.95%) Automated Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
5 3 (6.98%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) Data Management
6 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Network Management
7 1 (2.33%) SIEM
7 1 (2.33%) Time Management
7 1 (2.33%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.33%) ERP
7 1 (2.33%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Java
2 3 (6.98%) SQL
3 2 (4.65%) Python
4 1 (2.33%) Ruby
4 1 (2.33%) Bash Shell
4 1 (2.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) SC Cleared
1 7 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.98%) ISACA
2 3 (6.98%) CISSP
2 3 (6.98%) CISMP
3 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 1 (2.33%) VCP4
4 1 (2.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) ISO/IEC 17799
1 2 (4.65%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) HIPAA
2 1 (2.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (20.93%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (20.93%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (13.95%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.95%) Firmware
3 5 (11.63%) Xen
4 4 (9.30%) ISA Server
4 4 (9.30%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.33%) NFS
5 1 (2.33%) Samba
5 1 (2.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 7 (16.28%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Opsview
4 1 (2.33%) SCOM
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.33%) MOM
4 1 (2.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 24 (55.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (37.21%) VMware
3 14 (32.56%) CheckPoint
4 13 (30.23%) Citrix
5 9 (20.93%) Cisco
6 7 (16.28%) Lotus
6 7 (16.28%) Clearswift
7 6 (13.95%) F5
7 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
8 4 (9.30%) Juniper
8 4 (9.30%) Google
8 4 (9.30%) SurfControl
9 2 (4.65%) Sourcefire
9 2 (4.65%) Imperva
9 2 (4.65%) Oracle
10 1 (2.33%) Remedy
10 1 (2.33%) ArcSight