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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 124 141 124
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -17
Contract jobs citing SSL 30 29 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.68% 5.02% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 17 15
Median daily rate £400 £350 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £463 £574
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £430 £375
% change year-on-year
-2.32% +14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 - £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £34.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +36.00%
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
528 578 485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.90% 13.07% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 326 269
Median daily rate £410 £400 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +27.49%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £249 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £485 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 67 51
Median hourly rate £18.38 £17.33 £20.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -16.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.53 £12.00 £11.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £30.19 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Cheshire +15 13 £400 -13.51%
Manchester -7 13 £375 +7.14% 2
Merseyside +3 3 £548 +36.87% 2
Lancashire - 2 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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 28 (40.58%) ITIL
1 28 (40.58%) Firewall
2 26 (37.68%) Windows
2 26 (37.68%) Linux
2 26 (37.68%) WAN
3 24 (34.78%) Cisco
4 18 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
5 17 (24.64%) Puppet
5 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
6 16 (23.19%) CheckPoint
6 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
6 16 (23.19%) PKI
6 16 (23.19%) WebSphere
7 15 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
7 15 (21.74%) LAN
8 14 (20.29%) DNS
8 14 (20.29%) Apache
8 14 (20.29%) Clearswift
8 14 (20.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 14 (20.29%) Network Security
8 14 (20.29%) Kalman Filter
8 14 (20.29%) SmoothWall
9 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
10 12 (17.39%) JBoss
10 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
10 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
10 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing

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 16 (23.19%) WebSphere
2 14 (20.29%) Apache
3 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
4 12 (17.39%) JBoss
5 10 (14.49%) IIS
6 8 (11.59%) SharePoint
6 8 (11.59%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (2.90%) Jetty
7 2 (2.90%) Mongrel
7 2 (2.90%) nginx
7 2 (2.90%) WebSphere Process Server
8 1 (1.45%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.45%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.45%) MS Office
1 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.90%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (2.90%) Google App Engine
2 2 (2.90%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 28 (40.58%) Firewall
2 26 (37.68%) WAN
3 18 (26.09%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (21.74%) LAN
5 14 (20.29%) DNS
5 14 (20.29%) Network Security
6 11 (15.94%) HTTP
7 10 (14.49%) VPN
8 9 (13.04%) Internet
9 8 (11.59%) HTTPS
10 7 (10.14%) VoIP
11 5 (7.25%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (7.25%) FTP
11 5 (7.25%) SAN
12 4 (5.80%) FWSM
12 4 (5.80%) IPsec
12 4 (5.80%) TCP/IP
12 4 (5.80%) Wireless
13 3 (4.35%) LDAP
13 3 (4.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.14%) MySQL
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
3 1 (1.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.45%) Electronic Patient Records
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle8/8i Database
3 1 (1.45%) Oracle9i Database
3 1 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 1 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.45%) SQLPlus
3 1 (1.45%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 10 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 8 (11.59%) MSI
3 7 (10.14%) GitLab
4 2 (2.90%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.90%) ClearQuest
4 2 (2.90%) Travis CI
4 2 (2.90%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (10.14%) Banking
2 6 (8.70%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Network Security Manager
1 12 (17.39%) Security Manager
2 10 (14.49%) Network Engineer
3 7 (10.14%) Administrator
4 6 (8.70%) Architect
4 6 (8.70%) Consultant
4 6 (8.70%) Developer
4 6 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 6 (8.70%) Network Manager
4 6 (8.70%) WebSphere Administrator
5 5 (7.25%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (7.25%) ICT Assistant
5 5 (7.25%) ICT Manager
6 4 (5.80%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Cloud Engineer
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.35%) ICT Network Manager
7 3 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
7 3 (4.35%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (14.49%) .NET
2 8 (11.59%) Middleware
3 7 (10.14%) LAMP
4 6 (8.70%) .NET Framework
4 6 (8.70%) J2EE
4 6 (8.70%) JSP
5 4 (5.80%) WAMP
5 4 (5.80%) Web Services
6 3 (4.35%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (4.35%) SOAP
7 2 (2.90%) 802.1X
7 2 (2.90%) JMS
7 2 (2.90%) REST
7 2 (2.90%) Servlets
7 2 (2.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (2.90%) XML
8 1 (1.45%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (1.45%) Classic ASP
8 1 (1.45%) ELK Stack
Miscellaneous
1 16 (23.19%) PKI
2 12 (17.39%) Data Centre
3 8 (11.59%) Wiki
4 6 (8.70%) Clustering
4 6 (8.70%) PMI
5 2 (2.90%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.90%) FlexPod
5 2 (2.90%) Life Science
5 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.90%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.90%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.45%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.45%) iPad
6 1 (1.45%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.45%) NHS
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) Replication
6 1 (1.45%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (37.68%) Linux
1 26 (37.68%) Windows
2 12 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (7.25%) Unix
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Server
5 3 (4.35%) AIX
5 3 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.45%) HPUX
6 1 (1.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (40.58%) ITIL
2 14 (20.29%) Kalman Filter
3 12 (17.39%) Load Balancing
4 11 (15.94%) Migration
4 11 (15.94%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 10 (14.49%) Application Rationalisation
5 10 (14.49%) ITIL V3
5 10 (14.49%) Service Delivery
6 9 (13.04%) SIEM
7 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (11.59%) Project Management
7 8 (11.59%) Security Architecture
7 8 (11.59%) Security Operations
7 8 (11.59%) TDD
8 7 (10.14%) Penetration Testing
8 7 (10.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (10.14%) Threat Management
9 6 (8.70%) Capacity Management
9 6 (8.70%) Email Filtering
9 6 (8.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.19%) Shell Script
2 12 (17.39%) Bash Shell
2 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
3 10 (14.49%) Java
4 8 (11.59%) Python
5 7 (10.14%) PHP
6 6 (8.70%) Jython
7 1 (1.45%) C#
7 1 (1.45%) C++
7 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (21.74%) ITIL Certification
2 13 (18.84%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (14.49%) CCNP
4 8 (11.59%) CISMP
4 8 (11.59%) CISSP
5 7 (10.14%) CCENT
5 7 (10.14%) MCITP
5 7 (10.14%) MCTS
5 7 (10.14%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (10.14%) RHCE
5 7 (10.14%) SC Cleared
5 7 (10.14%) Security Cleared
6 6 (8.70%) CESG Certified Professional
6 6 (8.70%) CISM
6 6 (8.70%) CLAS
6 6 (8.70%) PMI Certification
7 3 (4.35%) CCNA
7 3 (4.35%) DBS Check
8 2 (2.90%) CCIE
9 1 (1.45%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (11.59%) QA
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
1 8 (11.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (10.14%) UAG
3 2 (2.90%) Xen
4 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.45%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (1.45%) vCloud
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (1.45%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (24.64%) Puppet
2 14 (20.29%) SmoothWall
3 11 (15.94%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (11.59%) yum
5 7 (10.14%) Red Hat Satellite
6 3 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 3 (4.35%) CA Wily
6 3 (4.35%) Netcool
6 3 (4.35%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 3 (4.35%) Tivoli
6 3 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 2 (2.90%) Cacti
8 1 (1.45%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (1.45%) Oracle Statspack
8 1 (1.45%) QRadar
8 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Cisco
2 17 (24.64%) Microsoft
3 16 (23.19%) CheckPoint
4 14 (20.29%) Clearswift
5 10 (14.49%) IBM
6 9 (13.04%) Brocade
6 9 (13.04%) Juniper
6 9 (13.04%) VMware
7 8 (11.59%) Kaspersky
8 7 (10.14%) Red Hat
9 6 (8.70%) Avaya
10 5 (7.25%) Citrix
10 5 (7.25%) F5
11 4 (5.80%) Palo Alto
11 4 (5.80%) Splunk
12 3 (4.35%) CA
12 3 (4.35%) Forcepoint
12 3 (4.35%) HP
13 2 (2.90%) Apple
13 2 (2.90%) Siemens