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 June 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 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 119 96 125
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +29
Contract jobs citing SSL 38 54 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.01% 1.48% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.56% 11.37% 1.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 34 2
Median daily rate £375 £313 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +9.64%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.48% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
579 475 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.05% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 239 183
Median daily rate £375 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 June 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 June 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 -27 19 £375 +15.38%
Cheshire +11 10 £346 -1.07%
Merseyside -3 5 £260 - 1
Lancashire -14 3 £413 +37.50%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 28 (40.58%) Cisco
3 27 (39.13%) ITIL
4 21 (30.43%) Linux
4 21 (30.43%) DNS
4 21 (30.43%) CheckPoint
5 20 (28.99%) Windows
6 19 (27.54%) WAN
7 16 (23.19%) LAN
7 16 (23.19%) VPN
7 16 (23.19%) Network Security
8 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 15 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
9 14 (20.29%) WebSphere
10 13 (18.84%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
11 12 (17.39%) Apache
11 12 (17.39%) Shell Script
11 12 (17.39%) PKI
11 12 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
12 11 (15.94%) Puppet
12 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 11 (15.94%) Internet
13 10 (14.49%) Clearswift
13 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
13 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
13 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
13 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
13 10 (14.49%) Palo Alto

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 (20.29%) WebSphere
2 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
3 12 (17.39%) Apache
4 9 (13.04%) JBoss
4 9 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 8 (11.59%) IIS
5 8 (11.59%) WebLogic
6 7 (10.14%) SharePoint
7 3 (4.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (4.35%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.90%) iPlanet
8 2 (2.90%) nginx
8 2 (2.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 33 (47.83%) Firewall
2 21 (30.43%) DNS
3 19 (27.54%) WAN
4 16 (23.19%) LAN
4 16 (23.19%) Network Security
4 16 (23.19%) VPN
5 12 (17.39%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (15.94%) Internet
7 8 (11.59%) TCP/IP
8 7 (10.14%) HTTP
8 7 (10.14%) IPsec
9 6 (8.70%) DHCP
9 6 (8.70%) Intrusion Detection
9 6 (8.70%) SSH
10 5 (7.25%) VLAN
11 4 (5.80%) SAN
11 4 (5.80%) SMTP
11 4 (5.80%) SNMP
11 4 (5.80%) VoIP
12 3 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 5 (7.25%) DB2
3 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.90%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.80%) Subversion
2 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
2 2 (2.90%) ClearQuest
2 2 (2.90%) GitLab
2 2 (2.90%) Introscope
2 2 (2.90%) MSI
2 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
3 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (4.35%) Local Government
2 3 (4.35%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (13.04%) Analyst
1 9 (13.04%) Network Engineer
1 9 (13.04%) Network Security Manager
1 9 (13.04%) Security Manager
2 8 (11.59%) Architect
3 7 (10.14%) Security Analyst
4 6 (8.70%) Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Developer
5 5 (7.25%) ICT Assistant
5 5 (7.25%) ICT Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Network Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Network Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Web Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Consultant
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 3 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.59%) .NET
1 8 (11.59%) Middleware
1 8 (11.59%) Web Services
2 7 (10.14%) LAMP
3 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
3 6 (8.70%) IBM Integration Bus
3 6 (8.70%) JSP
4 4 (5.80%) J2EE
4 4 (5.80%) WAMP
4 4 (5.80%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.35%) SOAP
5 3 (4.35%) XML
6 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
6 2 (2.90%) JMS
6 2 (2.90%) Node.js
6 2 (2.90%) REST
7 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (1.45%) CGI
7 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
7 1 (1.45%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.39%) PKI
2 9 (13.04%) Data Centre
3 6 (8.70%) PMI
4 4 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.80%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.35%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.35%) Life Science
6 2 (2.90%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.90%) Wiki
7 1 (1.45%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.45%) FlexPod
7 1 (1.45%) iPad
7 1 (1.45%) iSeries
7 1 (1.45%) NHS
7 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (30.43%) Linux
2 20 (28.99%) Windows
3 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (11.59%) AIX
5 8 (11.59%) Unix
6 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
6 4 (5.80%) Solaris
6 4 (5.80%) Windows Server
7 3 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (39.13%) ITIL
2 15 (21.74%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
4 9 (13.04%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 8 (11.59%) ITIL V3
5 8 (11.59%) Migration
6 7 (10.14%) Change Control
6 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
6 7 (10.14%) Project Management
6 7 (10.14%) Service Delivery
6 7 (10.14%) SIEM
7 6 (8.70%) Application Rationalisation
7 6 (8.70%) Capacity Management
7 6 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (8.70%) Security Management
7 6 (8.70%) Threat Management
8 5 (7.25%) Change Management
8 5 (7.25%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (5.80%) Information Security
9 4 (5.80%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) Shell Script
2 9 (13.04%) Java
3 7 (10.14%) PHP
4 6 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.70%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.80%) Jython
6 2 (2.90%) Korn
6 2 (2.90%) Perl
6 2 (2.90%) Python
7 1 (1.45%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) RPG IV
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (18.84%) ITIL Certification
2 10 (14.49%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (14.49%) Security Cleared
3 8 (11.59%) CCNP
3 8 (11.59%) SC Cleared
4 7 (10.14%) CISMP
4 7 (10.14%) MCITP
4 7 (10.14%) MCTS
4 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (10.14%) RHCE
5 6 (8.70%) CCENT
5 6 (8.70%) CISSP
5 6 (8.70%) PMI Certification
6 5 (7.25%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (7.25%) CISM
6 5 (7.25%) CLAS
7 3 (4.35%) CCNA
7 3 (4.35%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (7.25%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (14.49%) Active Directory
2 7 (10.14%) UAG
3 5 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (15.94%) Puppet
2 10 (14.49%) SmoothWall
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.90%) Ansible
4 2 (2.90%) CA Wily
4 2 (2.90%) logstash
4 2 (2.90%) Nagios
4 2 (2.90%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.90%) yum
4 2 (2.90%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.45%) Cacti
5 1 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Cisco
2 21 (30.43%) CheckPoint
3 15 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 10 (14.49%) Clearswift
4 10 (14.49%) Palo Alto
5 9 (13.04%) IBM
5 9 (13.04%) Juniper
5 9 (13.04%) Red Hat
6 8 (11.59%) Brocade
6 8 (11.59%) Oracle
7 7 (10.14%) Citrix
7 7 (10.14%) Kaspersky
8 6 (8.70%) F5
8 6 (8.70%) VMware
9 4 (5.80%) Fortinet
10 3 (4.35%) Avaya
10 3 (4.35%) Splunk
11 2 (2.90%) CA
11 2 (2.90%) HP
11 2 (2.90%) Sun
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