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 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 124 93 105
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +12
Contract jobs citing SSL 15 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.47% 1.27% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 8.16% 4.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 16 21
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£338 £316 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.93% -18.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £420 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £27.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -78.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £125.00
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -72.20%
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
410 441 539
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.77% 15.57% 18.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 219 246
Average daily rate £350 £337 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.85% +6.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £540 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 35 50
Average hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £28.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -21.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £15.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £31.56 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 December 2014.

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 December 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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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 0 6 £381 +19.60%
Manchester -19 5 £325 +6.12% 5
Merseyside - 2 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (64.71%) Linux
2 17 (50.00%) VMware
3 16 (47.06%) HTTP
3 16 (47.06%) Configuration Management
4 15 (44.12%) TCP/IP
5 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
6 12 (35.29%) Windows
6 12 (35.29%) Firewall
7 10 (29.41%) IIS
7 10 (29.41%) VPN
7 10 (29.41%) DevOps
8 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
9 8 (23.53%) Jetty
9 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
9 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (23.53%) Android
9 8 (23.53%) nginx
9 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (23.53%) Apple iOS
9 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
9 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
9 8 (23.53%) DNS
9 8 (23.53%) Apache
9 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
9 8 (23.53%) Servlets
9 8 (23.53%) Java
9 8 (23.53%) .NET
9 8 (23.53%) J2EE
9 8 (23.53%) IPsec
9 8 (23.53%) Juniper

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 10 (29.41%) IIS
2 8 (23.53%) Apache
2 8 (23.53%) Tomcat
2 8 (23.53%) WebSphere
2 8 (23.53%) Jetty
2 8 (23.53%) nginx
3 2 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) Cloud Computing
1 4 (11.76%) Amazon EC2
1 4 (11.76%) Google App Engine
1 4 (11.76%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (47.06%) HTTP
2 15 (44.12%) TCP/IP
3 12 (35.29%) Firewall
4 10 (29.41%) VPN
5 8 (23.53%) DNS
5 8 (23.53%) IPsec
6 6 (17.65%) DHCP
6 6 (17.65%) FTP
6 6 (17.65%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 4 (11.76%) VLAN
7 4 (11.76%) Network Security
7 4 (11.76%) OSPF
7 4 (11.76%) BGP
8 3 (8.82%) TACACS
8 3 (8.82%) NetScreen
9 2 (5.88%) NAS
9 2 (5.88%) VoIP
9 2 (5.88%) SMTP
9 2 (5.88%) SAN
9 2 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (17.65%) MySQL
2 1 (2.94%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (5.88%) Local Government
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.94%) Finance
2 1 (2.94%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (8.82%) Administrator
2 2 (5.88%) Network Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Security Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Windows Administrator
2 2 (5.88%) Architect
2 2 (5.88%) Network Security Engineer
2 2 (5.88%) Firewall Support
3 1 (2.94%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (2.94%) Web Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
3 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) Support Analyst
3 1 (2.94%) Technical Support
3 1 (2.94%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) Network Support Analyst
3 1 (2.94%) Support Engineer
3 1 (2.94%) Applications Support
3 1 (2.94%) Management Consultant
3 1 (2.94%) Analyst
3 1 (2.94%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (23.53%) .NET
1 8 (23.53%) J2EE
1 8 (23.53%) Servlets
2 2 (5.88%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 8 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 6 (17.65%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (17.65%) CESG
2 6 (17.65%) PKI
3 5 (14.71%) Open Source
4 4 (11.76%) Blackberry
5 2 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Linux
2 12 (35.29%) Windows
3 8 (23.53%) Android
3 8 (23.53%) Apple iOS
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone 8
4 6 (17.65%) Windows Phone
4 6 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.88%) AIX
5 2 (5.88%) Solaris
5 2 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.94%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (47.06%) Configuration Management
2 10 (29.41%) DevOps
3 9 (26.47%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Unit Testing
4 6 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
4 6 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.82%) Network Management
6 2 (5.88%) SIEM
6 2 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (5.88%) Migration
6 2 (5.88%) ITIL
6 2 (5.88%) ERP
7 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.94%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (2.94%) TOGAF
7 1 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) Java
2 4 (11.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.94%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.88%) CCNA
2 2 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) GCIA
3 1 (2.94%) GCIH
3 1 (2.94%) CEH
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (2.94%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
1 8 (23.53%) VMware ESXi
2 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 6 (17.65%) Firmware
3 5 (14.71%) Xen
4 4 (11.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (5.88%) SAP Afaria
2 2 (5.88%) OpenView
2 2 (5.88%) EMC NetWorker
2 2 (5.88%) SCCM
3 1 (2.94%) Tivoli
3 1 (2.94%) FortiGate
3 1 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 17 (50.00%) VMware
2 14 (41.18%) Microsoft
3 8 (23.53%) Juniper
4 6 (17.65%) Cisco
4 6 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 6 (17.65%) F5
5 4 (11.76%) Google
5 4 (11.76%) Fortinet
5 4 (11.76%) Oracle
6 3 (8.82%) CheckPoint
6 3 (8.82%) Websense
7 2 (5.88%) MobileIron
7 2 (5.88%) Blue Coat
7 2 (5.88%) Apple
7 2 (5.88%) Axway
7 2 (5.88%) Imperva
7 2 (5.88%) StorageTek
7 2 (5.88%) Sun
7 2 (5.88%) HP
7 2 (5.88%) EMC