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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 139 126 115
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 18 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.56% 0.86% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 6.10% 6.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 17 19
Median daily rate £450 £363 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.13% -27.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £323 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £435 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Median hourly rate £14.75 £23.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.89% -13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-61.85% +15.55%
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
473 590 432
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 14.73% 14.09% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 351 243
Median daily rate £425 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £504 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 49 35
Median hourly rate £18.81 £16.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.01% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.63 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.25 £35.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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
Manchester -2 9 £400 +10.34% 3
Cheshire +9 6 £475 +58.33% 1
Merseyside 0 2 £548 +21.66% 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 19 (33.93%) ITIL
2 19 (33.93%) Firewall
3 17 (30.36%) Linux
4 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
5 14 (25.00%) WAN
5 14 (25.00%) Cisco
6 13 (23.21%) Python
6 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
7 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
7 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
7 12 (21.43%) Apache
8 11 (19.64%) Java
8 11 (19.64%) Middleware
8 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
9 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
9 10 (17.86%) Puppet
9 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
9 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.86%) Tomcat
9 10 (17.86%) JBoss
9 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
10 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
10 9 (16.07%) IBM
10 9 (16.07%) VPN
10 9 (16.07%) Unix
10 9 (16.07%) LAN
10 9 (16.07%) WebSphere Application Server
10 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
10 9 (16.07%) Clustering

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 12 (21.43%) Apache
1 12 (21.43%) WebSphere
2 10 (17.86%) JBoss
2 10 (17.86%) Tomcat
3 9 (16.07%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (12.50%) IIS
4 7 (12.50%) nginx
5 3 (5.36%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.36%) Oracle 10gAS
5 3 (5.36%) Skype for Business
5 3 (5.36%) WebLogic
6 2 (3.57%) Jetty
6 2 (3.57%) Mongrel
6 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.79%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.79%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) MS Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (17.86%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (3.57%) Google App Engine
2 2 (3.57%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (33.93%) Firewall
2 14 (25.00%) WAN
3 13 (23.21%) Cisco ASA
4 9 (16.07%) LAN
4 9 (16.07%) Network Security
4 9 (16.07%) VPN
5 8 (14.29%) HTTP
5 8 (14.29%) HTTPS
6 7 (12.50%) Kerberos
6 7 (12.50%) VoIP
7 6 (10.71%) IPsec
7 6 (10.71%) LDAP
7 6 (10.71%) SAN
8 5 (8.93%) DNS
9 4 (7.14%) Cisco Nexus
9 4 (7.14%) FWSM
9 4 (7.14%) Wireless
10 3 (5.36%) FTP
10 3 (5.36%) Intrusion Detection
10 3 (5.36%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.79%) DB2
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle8/8i Database
2 1 (1.79%) Oracle9i Database
2 1 (1.79%) SQLPlus
2 1 (1.79%) TKPROF
Development Applications
1 10 (17.86%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.50%) MSI
3 6 (10.71%) GitLab
4 3 (5.36%) Travis CI
5 2 (3.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (1.79%) ClearCase
6 1 (1.79%) ClearQuest
6 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.79%) GoCD
6 1 (1.79%) Subversion
General
1 6 (10.71%) Banking
1 6 (10.71%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Local Government
2 1 (1.79%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (14.29%) Administrator
2 7 (12.50%) Network Engineer
3 6 (10.71%) Consultant
3 6 (10.71%) WebSphere Administrator
4 5 (8.93%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Linux Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Middleware Engineer
4 5 (8.93%) Network Security Manager
4 5 (8.93%) Security Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Architect
5 4 (7.14%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
5 4 (7.14%) Developer
5 4 (7.14%) Network Manager
5 4 (7.14%) Senior Middleware Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) LAN Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) Server Administrator
6 3 (5.36%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (5.36%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (19.64%) Middleware
2 7 (12.50%) J2EE
3 3 (5.36%) Oracle Fusion
4 2 (3.57%) .NET
4 2 (3.57%) 802.1X
4 2 (3.57%) JDBC
4 2 (3.57%) JMS
4 2 (3.57%) SAML
4 2 (3.57%) Servlets
4 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (1.79%) ELK Stack
5 1 (1.79%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
2 7 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.50%) PKI
2 7 (12.50%) Wiki
3 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.57%) Algorithms
4 2 (3.57%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.57%) Fat Client
4 2 (3.57%) FlexPod
4 2 (3.57%) Thin Client
4 2 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.79%) Life Science
5 1 (1.79%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.79%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
5 1 (1.79%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 25 (44.64%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Linux
3 9 (16.07%) Unix
4 3 (5.36%) AIX
4 3 (5.36%) Android
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.57%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.79%) CentOS
6 1 (1.79%) Fedora
6 1 (1.79%) HPUX
6 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.79%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (33.93%) ITIL
2 10 (17.86%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.07%) Service Delivery
4 7 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 7 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (12.50%) Security Architecture
4 7 (12.50%) Security Operations
4 7 (12.50%) TDD
5 6 (10.71%) Email Filtering
5 6 (10.71%) Migration
5 6 (10.71%) Web Filtering
6 5 (8.93%) Application Rationalisation
6 5 (8.93%) Change Control
6 5 (8.93%) Open Source
7 4 (7.14%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (7.14%) Project Management
7 4 (7.14%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 3 (5.36%) Change Management
8 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (28.57%) Shell Script
2 13 (23.21%) Python
3 12 (21.43%) PowerShell
4 11 (19.64%) Java
5 7 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 6 (10.71%) Perl
7 5 (8.93%) Jython
8 1 (1.79%) C++
8 1 (1.79%) Korn
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.79%) Ruby
8 1 (1.79%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (16.07%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (12.50%) CCNP
3 7 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.50%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) CCIE
4 2 (3.57%) CISSP
4 2 (3.57%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.79%) CCENT
5 1 (1.79%) CCNA
5 1 (1.79%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) CISMP
5 1 (1.79%) CLAS
5 1 (1.79%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.79%) SANS
5 1 (1.79%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (10.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (3.57%) Xen
4 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
4 1 (1.79%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 11 (19.64%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (17.86%) Puppet
3 7 (12.50%) SmoothWall
3 7 (12.50%) yum
4 3 (5.36%) BladeLogic
4 3 (5.36%) CA Wily
4 3 (5.36%) Netcool
4 3 (5.36%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 3 (5.36%) SCCM
4 3 (5.36%) Tivoli
4 3 (5.36%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (3.57%) AirWatch
5 2 (3.57%) Cacti
5 2 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.79%) Ansible
6 1 (1.79%) Data Guard
6 1 (1.79%) Ganglia
6 1 (1.79%) Graphite
6 1 (1.79%) Kibana
Vendors
1 14 (25.00%) Cisco
2 10 (17.86%) Microsoft
3 9 (16.07%) IBM
4 7 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 7 (12.50%) Clearswift
4 7 (12.50%) Juniper
5 6 (10.71%) Avaya
6 5 (8.93%) Apple
6 5 (8.93%) Oracle
7 4 (7.14%) F5
7 4 (7.14%) VMware
8 3 (5.36%) CA
8 3 (5.36%) Citrix
8 3 (5.36%) Forcepoint
9 2 (3.57%) Dell
9 2 (3.57%) Google
9 2 (3.57%) HP
9 2 (3.57%) Motorola
9 2 (3.57%) Siemens
9 2 (3.57%) Sophos