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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 103 117 108
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -9
Contract jobs citing SSL 52 18 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.34% 0.58% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.24% 4.60% 3.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 6 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £293 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +134.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £280 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £400 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.82% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £40.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +28.00%
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
508 391 329
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.09% 12.60% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 238 162 131
Average daily rate £350 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 34 46
Average hourly rate £19.00 £28.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +42.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £15.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -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 24 April 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 24 April 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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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
Manchester +6 30 £325 +14.03% 10
Lancashire - 13 £300 - 1
Cheshire -10 3 £379 -20.26% 6
Merseyside -14 3 - - 3
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 52 (68.42%) Firewall
2 42 (55.26%) CheckPoint
3 39 (51.32%) Cisco
4 33 (43.42%) Clearswift
4 33 (43.42%) VMware
5 32 (42.11%) PKI
5 32 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
6 28 (36.84%) Network Security
7 27 (35.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 26 (34.21%) Kalman Filter
8 26 (34.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 25 (32.89%) Windows
9 25 (32.89%) CISMP
9 25 (32.89%) Kaspersky
10 24 (31.58%) ITIL
10 24 (31.58%) Citrix
10 24 (31.58%) CISSP
11 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
11 23 (30.26%) IIS
12 22 (28.95%) ITIL Certification
12 22 (28.95%) SIEM
13 21 (27.63%) Linux
13 21 (27.63%) CISM
14 20 (26.32%) Apache
15 19 (25.00%) WAN
15 19 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
16 18 (23.68%) VPN
16 18 (23.68%) DNS
17 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
17 17 (22.37%) QA

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (30.26%) IIS
2 20 (26.32%) Apache
3 9 (11.84%) Tomcat
4 8 (10.53%) WebSphere
4 8 (10.53%) IBM Notes
5 7 (9.21%) nginx
5 7 (9.21%) Jetty
6 3 (3.95%) JBoss
7 2 (2.63%) CMS
8 1 (1.32%) iPlanet
8 1 (1.32%) MS Exchange
8 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (9.21%) Google App Engine
1 7 (9.21%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (9.21%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (9.21%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 52 (68.42%) Firewall
2 32 (42.11%) Cisco ASA
3 28 (36.84%) Network Security
4 19 (25.00%) WAN
5 18 (23.68%) VPN
5 18 (23.68%) DNS
6 14 (18.42%) HTTP
7 13 (17.11%) DHCP
8 12 (15.79%) IPsec
9 10 (13.16%) SMTP
9 10 (13.16%) FTP
9 10 (13.16%) TCP/IP
10 6 (7.89%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 6 (7.89%) SNMP
11 5 (6.58%) VoIP
12 4 (5.26%) LAN
12 4 (5.26%) BGP
12 4 (5.26%) MPLS
12 4 (5.26%) OSPF
12 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.84%) MySQL
2 3 (3.95%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.63%) Relational Database
3 2 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (2.63%) RDBMS
3 2 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.32%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 7 (9.21%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.95%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.32%) CruiseControl
3 1 (1.32%) Hudson
General
1 3 (3.95%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.32%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (32.89%) Analyst
2 23 (30.26%) Security Analyst
3 17 (22.37%) Technical Analyst
4 13 (17.11%) Security Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Network Engineer
5 11 (14.47%) Network Security Engineer
6 6 (7.89%) Technical Security Analyst
6 6 (7.89%) Architect
7 5 (6.58%) Network Architect
8 4 (5.26%) Network Security Analyst
8 4 (5.26%) Network Analyst
9 2 (2.63%) Administrator
9 2 (2.63%) Developer
9 2 (2.63%) Consultant
9 2 (2.63%) Systems Administrator
10 1 (1.32%) Network Consultant
10 1 (1.32%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.32%) Management Consultant
10 1 (1.32%) Technical Support
10 1 (1.32%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.84%) .NET
2 7 (9.21%) J2EE
2 7 (9.21%) Servlets
3 5 (6.58%) WSDL
3 5 (6.58%) SOAP
4 4 (5.26%) Web Services
4 4 (5.26%) XML
4 4 (5.26%) XSD
4 4 (5.26%) XSLT
5 1 (1.32%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.32%) JAX-RPC
5 1 (1.32%) Regular Expression
5 1 (1.32%) Spring
5 1 (1.32%) Ajax
5 1 (1.32%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 32 (42.11%) PKI
2 7 (9.21%) Open Source
3 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.89%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (7.89%) CESG
4 5 (6.58%) Life Science
5 4 (5.26%) DataPower
6 3 (3.95%) Clustering
7 2 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.32%) Replication
8 1 (1.32%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 25 (32.89%) Windows
2 21 (27.63%) Linux
3 8 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Phone
4 6 (7.89%) Android
4 6 (7.89%) Apple iOS
4 6 (7.89%) Windows Phone 8
5 4 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (3.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.32%) UNIX
8 1 (1.32%) CentOS
8 1 (1.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (34.21%) Kalman Filter
1 26 (34.21%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 24 (31.58%) ITIL
3 22 (28.95%) SIEM
4 19 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
5 16 (21.05%) Configuration Management
6 15 (19.74%) Migration
7 13 (17.11%) Service Delivery
8 12 (15.79%) Information Security
9 10 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
10 9 (11.84%) Continuous Integration
11 8 (10.53%) Agile Software Development
12 6 (7.89%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (6.58%) Automated Testing
13 5 (6.58%) Unit Testing
13 5 (6.58%) DevOps
13 5 (6.58%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (5.26%) Network Management
15 3 (3.95%) Time Management
16 2 (2.63%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.42%) Java
2 7 (9.21%) SQL
3 5 (6.58%) Perl
4 3 (3.95%) PL/SQL
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.63%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.63%) Python
5 2 (2.63%) PHP
6 1 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.32%) C++
6 1 (1.32%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (32.89%) CISMP
2 24 (31.58%) CISSP
3 22 (28.95%) ITIL Certification
4 21 (27.63%) CISM
5 15 (19.74%) CCENT
6 11 (14.47%) Security Cleared
7 9 (11.84%) SC Cleared
8 3 (3.95%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (3.95%) MCP
8 3 (3.95%) ISACA
8 3 (3.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (2.63%) Degree
9 2 (2.63%) CCNA
10 1 (1.32%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (35.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 17 (22.37%) QA
3 4 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 1 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.32%) SLA
4 1 (1.32%) HIPAA
System Software
1 17 (22.37%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (9.21%) Xen
4 6 (7.89%) Firmware
5 5 (6.58%) Active Directory
6 4 (5.26%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.26%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.32%) Samba
7 1 (1.32%) NFS
7 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.32%) iptables
Systems Management
1 8 (10.53%) Puppet
2 6 (7.89%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.26%) MIMEsweeper
4 2 (2.63%) Hyperic
5 1 (1.32%) Nagios
5 1 (1.32%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.32%) MOM
5 1 (1.32%) Opsview
5 1 (1.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) CheckPoint
2 39 (51.32%) Cisco
3 33 (43.42%) Clearswift
3 33 (43.42%) VMware
4 25 (32.89%) Kaspersky
5 24 (31.58%) Citrix
6 23 (30.26%) Microsoft
7 8 (10.53%) Lotus
7 8 (10.53%) Red Hat
8 7 (9.21%) Google
9 6 (7.89%) F5
9 6 (7.89%) Juniper
10 4 (5.26%) Oracle
10 4 (5.26%) SurfControl
11 3 (3.95%) Sourcefire
12 1 (1.32%) Remedy
12 1 (1.32%) Websense
12 1 (1.32%) EMC
12 1 (1.32%) NetApp
12 1 (1.32%) Imperva
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago