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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 139 104 126
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +22
Contract jobs citing SSL 28 54 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 1.39% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.82% 10.65% 4.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 31 6
Average daily rate £400 £325 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £268 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £336 £389
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -13.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+50.96% -35.00%
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
581 507 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.45% 13.06% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 339 235 172
Average daily rate £375 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 49 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £17.50 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -38.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.50 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £51.67 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -24 15 £450 +38.46% 5
Cheshire -1 8 £365 -3.63%
Lancashire -11 3 £413 +37.50%
Merseyside +1 1 - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 35 (44.87%) DNS
2 33 (42.31%) Firewall
3 29 (37.18%) VPN
4 28 (35.90%) Cisco
4 28 (35.90%) Linux
5 25 (32.05%) Windows
6 24 (30.77%) LAN
7 23 (29.49%) WebSphere
7 23 (29.49%) Network Security
8 22 (28.21%) ITIL
9 20 (25.64%) WebSphere Application Server
10 19 (24.36%) Apache
11 18 (23.08%) DHCP
12 17 (21.79%) Unix
12 17 (21.79%) Palo Alto
13 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
14 15 (19.23%) IBM
14 15 (19.23%) WAN
14 15 (19.23%) AIX
14 15 (19.23%) Shell Script
14 15 (19.23%) Middleware
14 15 (19.23%) IPsec
15 14 (17.95%) WebLogic
15 14 (17.95%) Oracle
15 14 (17.95%) CCNP
15 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (17.95%) SSH
16 13 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
16 13 (16.67%) HTTP
16 13 (16.67%) Microsoft

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 (29.49%) WebSphere
2 20 (25.64%) WebSphere Application Server
3 19 (24.36%) Apache
4 14 (17.95%) WebLogic
5 11 (14.10%) Tomcat
6 8 (10.26%) JBoss
7 7 (8.97%) IIS
8 5 (6.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (6.41%) Skype for Business
9 4 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (5.13%) iPlanet
9 4 (5.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (3.85%) SharePoint
11 2 (2.56%) nginx
11 2 (2.56%) Node.js
11 2 (2.56%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.97%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.28%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.87%) DNS
2 33 (42.31%) Firewall
3 29 (37.18%) VPN
4 24 (30.77%) LAN
5 23 (29.49%) Network Security
6 18 (23.08%) DHCP
7 16 (20.51%) TCP/IP
8 15 (19.23%) IPsec
8 15 (19.23%) WAN
9 14 (17.95%) SSH
10 13 (16.67%) HTTP
10 13 (16.67%) Intrusion Detection
11 12 (15.38%) Internet
12 11 (14.10%) SMTP
13 9 (11.54%) VLAN
14 8 (10.26%) SNMP
15 7 (8.97%) Wireless
16 6 (7.69%) SAN
16 6 (7.69%) VoIP
17 5 (6.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.82%) DB2
2 3 (3.85%) MySQL
3 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.28%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.28%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (8.97%) Subversion
2 4 (5.13%) Introscope
2 4 (5.13%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.56%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.56%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.56%) GitLab
3 2 (2.56%) MSI
3 2 (2.56%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.41%) Local Government
2 2 (2.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 18 (23.08%) Network Engineer
2 13 (16.67%) Analyst
3 9 (11.54%) Administrator
3 9 (11.54%) Cisco Engineer
3 9 (11.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 8 (10.26%) Architect
4 8 (10.26%) Consultant
5 7 (8.97%) Security Analyst
6 6 (7.69%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (7.69%) WebSphere Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Middleware Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (6.41%) Server Administrator
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Analyst
7 5 (6.41%) Technical Manager
7 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
8 4 (5.13%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (19.23%) Middleware
2 11 (14.10%) Web Services
2 11 (14.10%) WebSphere MQ
3 10 (12.82%) IBM Integration Bus
4 5 (6.41%) 802.1X
5 4 (5.13%) .NET
6 3 (3.85%) LAMP
7 2 (2.56%) .NET Framework
7 2 (2.56%) JSP
7 2 (2.56%) WAMP
8 1 (1.28%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.28%) CGI
8 1 (1.28%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.28%) SAX
8 1 (1.28%) SOAP
8 1 (1.28%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Clustering
2 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
3 5 (6.41%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.56%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.56%) PKI
5 2 (2.56%) PMI
5 2 (2.56%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) Wiki
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) iPad
6 1 (1.28%) iSeries
6 1 (1.28%) Life Science
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.28%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (35.90%) Linux
2 25 (32.05%) Windows
3 17 (21.79%) Unix
4 15 (19.23%) AIX
5 8 (10.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (10.26%) Solaris
5 8 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.69%) Apple iOS
7 5 (6.41%) Android
7 5 (6.41%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.41%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (28.21%) ITIL
2 12 (15.38%) Kalman Filter
3 9 (11.54%) Change Control
3 9 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
4 8 (10.26%) Load Balancing
4 8 (10.26%) Server Virtualisation
5 6 (7.69%) Change Management
5 6 (7.69%) Information Security
5 6 (7.69%) Service Management
6 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (6.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
8 3 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (3.85%) Coaching
8 3 (3.85%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 3 (3.85%) Network Architecture
8 3 (3.85%) Project Management
8 3 (3.85%) SIEM
8 3 (3.85%) Use Case
9 2 (2.56%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 15 (19.23%) Shell Script
2 13 (16.67%) Jython
3 6 (7.69%) Java
4 5 (6.41%) Korn
4 5 (6.41%) Perl
5 4 (5.13%) Bash Shell
5 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.13%) SQL
6 3 (3.85%) PHP
7 2 (2.56%) Python
8 1 (1.28%) C#
8 1 (1.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.28%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 14 (17.95%) CCNP
1 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 12 (15.38%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 8 (10.26%) CCNA
5 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (3.85%) MCITP
6 3 (3.85%) MCTS
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (3.85%) RHCE
7 2 (2.56%) PMI Certification
8 1 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.28%) CCIE
8 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.85%) UAG
3 3 (3.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) Puppet
2 4 (5.13%) CA Wily
3 3 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.85%) Red Hat Satellite
4 2 (2.56%) Ansible
4 2 (2.56%) logstash
4 2 (2.56%) Nagios
4 2 (2.56%) yum
4 2 (2.56%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.28%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 28 (35.90%) Cisco
2 17 (21.79%) Palo Alto
3 15 (19.23%) IBM
4 14 (17.95%) Oracle
5 13 (16.67%) Microsoft
6 12 (15.38%) CheckPoint
7 8 (10.26%) Red Hat
8 7 (8.97%) Citrix
8 7 (8.97%) F5
8 7 (8.97%) Juniper
9 6 (7.69%) Fortinet
9 6 (7.69%) Splunk
9 6 (7.69%) VMware
10 4 (5.13%) CA
10 4 (5.13%) Sun
11 3 (3.85%) AlienVault
11 3 (3.85%) Brocade
12 2 (2.56%) Polycom
12 2 (2.56%) Siemens
13 1 (1.28%) HP
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