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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 107 101 105
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 24 24 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.88% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.66% 6.40% 3.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 14
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£325 £319 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -15.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £226 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £420 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £125.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £125.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -65.20%
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
424 375 467
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.48% 13.78% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 188 191
Average daily rate £338 £337 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.14% +3.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £213 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 25 52
Average hourly rate £18.50 £15.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.33% -45.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +7 15 £318 +3.67% 4
Cheshire -5 6 £381 +19.60%
Lancashire - 3 £388 - 1
Merseyside - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 23 (53.49%) Windows
2 23 (53.49%) Linux
3 21 (48.84%) IIS
4 20 (46.51%) Firewall
5 19 (44.19%) Apache
6 18 (41.86%) VPN
7 17 (39.53%) HTTP
7 17 (39.53%) VMware
8 16 (37.21%) Configuration Management
9 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
10 13 (30.23%) Citrix
10 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
11 11 (25.58%) Information Security
11 11 (25.58%) DevOps
12 10 (23.26%) Network Security
12 10 (23.26%) Cisco
13 9 (20.93%) Continuous Integration
14 8 (18.60%) Jetty
14 8 (18.60%) WebSphere
14 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
14 8 (18.60%) Android
14 8 (18.60%) nginx
14 8 (18.60%) DNS
14 8 (18.60%) Tomcat
14 8 (18.60%) Servlets
14 8 (18.60%) Java
14 8 (18.60%) .NET
14 8 (18.60%) J2EE
14 8 (18.60%) VMware ESXi

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 21 (48.84%) 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%) VPN
3 17 (39.53%) HTTP
4 15 (34.88%) TCP/IP
5 10 (23.26%) Network Security
6 8 (18.60%) DNS
7 7 (16.28%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (13.95%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 6 (13.95%) SMTP
8 6 (13.95%) DHCP
8 6 (13.95%) FTP
9 5 (11.63%) IPsec
10 2 (4.65%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (4.65%) VoIP
10 2 (4.65%) NAS
10 2 (4.65%) SAN
11 1 (2.33%) OSPF
11 1 (2.33%) BGP
11 1 (2.33%) TACACS
11 1 (2.33%) NetScreen
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.95%) MySQL
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 Engineer
2 9 (20.93%) Network Security Engineer
3 3 (6.98%) Administrator
3 3 (6.98%) Network Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Security Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Analyst
3 3 (6.98%) Network Security Analyst
4 2 (4.65%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (4.65%) Network Support
4 2 (4.65%) Firewall Support
4 2 (4.65%) Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Management Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Architect
5 1 (2.33%) Consultant
5 1 (2.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (2.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Architect
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 4 (9.30%) Blackberry
5 2 (4.65%) Management Information System
5 2 (4.65%) Clustering
5 2 (4.65%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 23 (53.49%) Windows
1 23 (53.49%) Linux
2 8 (18.60%) Android
2 8 (18.60%) Apple iOS
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Phone 8
3 6 (13.95%) Windows Phone
3 6 (13.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 7
4 2 (4.65%) Windows XP
4 2 (4.65%) AIX
4 2 (4.65%) Solaris
4 2 (4.65%) Windows 8
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%) Automated Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Unit Testing
4 6 (13.95%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.98%) Network Management
6 2 (4.65%) SIEM
6 2 (4.65%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (4.65%) Data Management
6 2 (4.65%) Migration
6 2 (4.65%) ITIL
6 2 (4.65%) ERP
7 1 (2.33%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (2.33%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (18.60%) Java
2 4 (9.30%) SQL
3 1 (2.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (11.63%) SC Cleared
1 5 (11.63%) Security Cleared
2 4 (9.30%) CISSP
3 3 (6.98%) ISACA
3 3 (6.98%) CISMP
4 2 (4.65%) CCNA
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (2.33%) GCIA
5 1 (2.33%) GCIH
5 1 (2.33%) CEH
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
System Software
1 8 (18.60%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (18.60%) 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
Systems Management
1 6 (13.95%) Puppet
2 4 (9.30%) MIMEsweeper
3 2 (4.65%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (4.65%) SCCM
3 2 (4.65%) OpenView
3 2 (4.65%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (58.14%) Microsoft
2 17 (39.53%) VMware
3 13 (30.23%) CheckPoint
3 13 (30.23%) Citrix
4 10 (23.26%) Cisco
5 7 (16.28%) Lotus
5 7 (16.28%) Clearswift
6 6 (13.95%) Red Hat
6 6 (13.95%) F5
7 5 (11.63%) Juniper
8 4 (9.30%) Oracle
8 4 (9.30%) SurfControl
8 4 (9.30%) Google
9 2 (4.65%) Axway
9 2 (4.65%) Imperva
9 2 (4.65%) MobileIron
9 2 (4.65%) Blue Coat
9 2 (4.65%) Apple
9 2 (4.65%) StorageTek
9 2 (4.65%) Sun
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