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 25 May 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 122 89 125
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +36
Contract jobs citing SSL 39 61 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.00% 1.66% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.49% 12.08% 2.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 3
Median daily rate £375 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +54.45%
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
601 505 393
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.41% 13.74% 12.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 237 180
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 53 34
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -43.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 25 May 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 25 May 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 -22 23 £375 +15.30% 2
Cheshire -4 8 £330 -5.71%
Merseyside -2 4 £260 -
Lancashire -6 3 £413 +37.50%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 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 35 (42.68%) Firewall
2 34 (41.46%) DNS
3 31 (37.80%) Cisco
4 30 (36.59%) ITIL
5 29 (35.37%) Linux
6 26 (31.71%) Network Security
7 25 (30.49%) Windows
8 24 (29.27%) VPN
9 22 (26.83%) WebSphere
10 21 (25.61%) Apache
11 19 (23.17%) LAN
11 19 (23.17%) Kalman Filter
12 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
13 17 (20.73%) DHCP
13 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
13 17 (20.73%) WebSphere Application Server
13 17 (20.73%) Palo Alto
14 15 (18.29%) Tomcat
14 15 (18.29%) WAN
15 14 (17.07%) Unix
15 14 (17.07%) Internet
15 14 (17.07%) Shell Script
15 14 (17.07%) SSH
16 13 (15.85%) Middleware
16 13 (15.85%) AIX
16 13 (15.85%) HTTP
16 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
16 13 (15.85%) IBM
17 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
17 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification

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 22 (26.83%) WebSphere
2 21 (25.61%) Apache
3 17 (20.73%) WebSphere Application Server
4 15 (18.29%) Tomcat
5 12 (14.63%) WebLogic
6 11 (13.41%) IIS
6 11 (13.41%) JBoss
7 7 (8.54%) SharePoint
8 5 (6.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (6.10%) Skype for Business
9 4 (4.88%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (4.88%) iPlanet
9 4 (4.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (2.44%) nginx
10 2 (2.44%) Node.js
10 2 (2.44%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.54%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (42.68%) Firewall
2 34 (41.46%) DNS
3 26 (31.71%) Network Security
4 24 (29.27%) VPN
5 19 (23.17%) LAN
6 17 (20.73%) DHCP
7 15 (18.29%) WAN
8 14 (17.07%) Internet
8 14 (17.07%) SSH
9 13 (15.85%) HTTP
9 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
10 12 (14.63%) IPsec
11 11 (13.41%) Intrusion Detection
12 9 (10.98%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (10.98%) SMTP
12 9 (10.98%) VLAN
13 6 (7.32%) SNMP
14 4 (4.88%) SAN
14 4 (4.88%) Wireless
15 3 (3.66%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.76%) DB2
2 7 (8.54%) MySQL
3 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.22%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (1.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Subversion
2 4 (4.88%) Introscope
2 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.44%) ClearCase
3 2 (2.44%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.44%) GitLab
3 2 (2.44%) MSI
3 2 (2.44%) Travis CI
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA Agile
4 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (6.10%) Local Government
2 3 (3.66%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Network Engineer
2 12 (14.63%) Analyst
3 9 (10.98%) Administrator
4 8 (9.76%) Architect
5 7 (8.54%) Network Security Manager
5 7 (8.54%) Security Analyst
5 7 (8.54%) Security Manager
6 6 (7.32%) Cisco Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Consultant
6 6 (7.32%) WebSphere Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Network Security Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Security Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Technical Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Delivery Manager
8 4 (4.88%) Network Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
8 4 (4.88%) Server Administrator
8 4 (4.88%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.85%) Middleware
2 10 (12.20%) Web Services
3 9 (10.98%) IBM Integration Bus
4 8 (9.76%) .NET
4 8 (9.76%) WebSphere MQ
5 7 (8.54%) LAMP
6 6 (7.32%) .NET Framework
6 6 (7.32%) JSP
7 4 (4.88%) WAMP
8 3 (3.66%) 802.1X
8 3 (3.66%) SOAP
8 3 (3.66%) XML
9 2 (2.44%) JMS
9 2 (2.44%) REST
10 1 (1.22%) ASP.NET Web API
10 1 (1.22%) CGI
10 1 (1.22%) Classic ASP
10 1 (1.22%) J2EE
10 1 (1.22%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.98%) PKI
2 7 (8.54%) Data Centre
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.32%) PMI
4 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
4 5 (6.10%) Clustering
5 4 (4.88%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.44%) Life Science
6 2 (2.44%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.44%) Wiki
7 1 (1.22%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.22%) iPad
7 1 (1.22%) iSeries
7 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.22%) NHS
7 1 (1.22%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (35.37%) Linux
2 25 (30.49%) Windows
3 14 (17.07%) Unix
4 13 (15.85%) AIX
5 12 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 12 (14.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (7.32%) Apple iOS
6 6 (7.32%) Solaris
7 5 (6.10%) Android
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.10%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.44%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (36.59%) ITIL
2 19 (23.17%) Kalman Filter
3 10 (12.20%) SIEM
3 10 (12.20%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 9 (10.98%) Change Control
4 9 (10.98%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (10.98%) Load Balancing
5 8 (9.76%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.54%) Project Management
7 6 (7.32%) Capacity Management
7 6 (7.32%) Change Management
7 6 (7.32%) Information Security
7 6 (7.32%) ITIL V3
7 6 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
7 6 (7.32%) Security Management
7 6 (7.32%) Server Virtualisation
7 6 (7.32%) Threat Management
8 5 (6.10%) Application Rationalisation
8 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (6.10%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.07%) Shell Script
2 11 (13.41%) Jython
3 10 (12.20%) Java
4 7 (8.54%) PHP
5 6 (7.32%) Bash Shell
5 6 (7.32%) PowerShell
6 5 (6.10%) Korn
6 5 (6.10%) Perl
7 4 (4.88%) SQL
8 2 (2.44%) Python
9 1 (1.22%) C#
9 1 (1.22%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.22%) RPG IV
Qualifications
1 12 (14.63%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (14.63%) ITIL Certification
2 11 (13.41%) CCNP
2 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
3 9 (10.98%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.54%) CCNA
4 7 (8.54%) CISMP
4 7 (8.54%) MCITP
4 7 (8.54%) MCTS
4 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.54%) RHCE
5 6 (7.32%) CCENT
5 6 (7.32%) CISSP
5 6 (7.32%) PMI Certification
6 5 (6.10%) CESG Certified Professional
6 5 (6.10%) CISM
6 5 (6.10%) CLAS
7 1 (1.22%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.44%) QA
3 1 (1.22%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (14.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) UAG
3 5 (6.10%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.66%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Puppet
2 7 (8.54%) Red Hat Satellite
2 7 (8.54%) SmoothWall
3 4 (4.88%) CA Wily
4 3 (3.66%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.44%) Ansible
5 2 (2.44%) logstash
5 2 (2.44%) Nagios
5 2 (2.44%) yum
5 2 (2.44%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.22%) Network Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) Cisco
2 18 (21.95%) CheckPoint
3 17 (20.73%) Microsoft
3 17 (20.73%) Palo Alto
4 13 (15.85%) IBM
5 12 (14.63%) Oracle
5 12 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 7 (8.54%) Brocade
6 7 (8.54%) Citrix
6 7 (8.54%) Clearswift
6 7 (8.54%) Juniper
6 7 (8.54%) Kaspersky
7 6 (7.32%) F5
7 6 (7.32%) Fortinet
7 6 (7.32%) Splunk
7 6 (7.32%) VMware
8 4 (4.88%) CA
8 4 (4.88%) Sun
9 3 (3.66%) AlienVault
10 1 (1.22%) IFS