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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 131 117 63
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -54
Contract jobs citing SSL 5 12 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.41% 2.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.12% 3.13% 15.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 19
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£280 £338 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.03% -15.62%
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+13.67% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
448 383 518
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.29% 13.23% 15.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 179 181
Average daily rate £300 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £201 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 43 57
Average hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £14.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.88 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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
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 20 August 2014. 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
Cheshire +1 4 £280 -33.68%
Manchester -10 1 - - 3
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
4 5 (31.25%) Juniper
4 5 (31.25%) Web Development
5 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
5 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 4 (25.00%) OSPF
5 4 (25.00%) BGP
5 4 (25.00%) Websense
5 4 (25.00%) IPsec
5 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 4 (25.00%) IIS
5 4 (25.00%) Windows
6 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (18.75%) JSP
6 3 (18.75%) ITIL
6 3 (18.75%) HTTP
6 3 (18.75%) Java
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) NetScreen
6 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
6 3 (18.75%) TACACS
6 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
6 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (18.75%) Internet
6 3 (18.75%) LAMP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 4 (25.00%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
3 2 (12.50%) Adobe CQ
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (12.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) DNS
3 5 (31.25%) VPN
4 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) IPsec
4 4 (25.00%) VLAN
5 3 (18.75%) TACACS
5 3 (18.75%) NetScreen
5 3 (18.75%) HTTP
5 3 (18.75%) Internet
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (12.50%) Wireless
7 1 (6.25%) Extranet
7 1 (6.25%) SAN
7 1 (6.25%) Intranet
7 1 (6.25%) LAN
7 1 (6.25%) WAN
7 1 (6.25%) Network Security
General
1 2 (12.50%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) Security Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Web Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) JSP
1 3 (18.75%) LAMP
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Protection Act
1 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
1 3 (18.75%) Open Source
2 2 (12.50%) Social Media
2 2 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 2 (12.50%) Web 2.0
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Windows
2 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Solaris
4 1 (6.25%) Linux
4 1 (6.25%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Web Development
2 3 (18.75%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
2 3 (18.75%) OWASP
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security
2 3 (18.75%) Analytics
3 2 (12.50%) DevOps
3 2 (12.50%) Scrum
3 2 (12.50%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (12.50%) Network Management
4 1 (6.25%) SIEM
4 1 (6.25%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
4 1 (6.25%) Zachman Framework
4 1 (6.25%) TOGAF
4 1 (6.25%) Document Management
4 1 (6.25%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 2 (12.50%) VBScript
2 2 (12.50%) VB
3 1 (6.25%) Ruby
3 1 (6.25%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) GCIA
2 1 (6.25%) GCIH
2 1 (6.25%) CEH
System Software
1 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Puppet
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) SAP Afaria
2 1 (6.25%) FortiGate
2 1 (6.25%) OpenView
2 1 (6.25%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
2 5 (31.25%) Microsoft
2 5 (31.25%) Juniper
3 4 (25.00%) Websense
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Akamai
4 3 (18.75%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) Interwoven
5 2 (12.50%) Adobe
5 2 (12.50%) Kaspersky
6 1 (6.25%) Sun
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) EMC
6 1 (6.25%) Nortel
6 1 (6.25%) Avaya
6 1 (6.25%) StorageTek
6 1 (6.25%) Apple
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) VMware
6 1 (6.25%) Blue Coat
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago