The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 53 69 73
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.34% 0.34% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.13% 1.60% 2.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 3 1
Average daily rate £350 £415 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.66% +6.41%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
SSL
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
283 187 243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.73% 21.35% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 90 88
Average daily rate £363 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +9.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £115 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 2 16
Average hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £180.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+109.30% -88.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Reading region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Reading

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the Reading region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Reading region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 30 (76.92%) HTTP
2 23 (58.97%) Linux
3 20 (51.28%) Web Services
4 19 (48.72%) LDAP
5 16 (41.03%) DNS
6 15 (38.46%) DataPower
7 14 (35.90%) WebSphere
7 14 (35.90%) Python
7 14 (35.90%) Perl
7 14 (35.90%) Apache
7 14 (35.90%) IBM
7 14 (35.90%) Middleware
7 14 (35.90%) High Availability
8 13 (33.33%) Splunk
8 13 (33.33%) Puppet
8 13 (33.33%) OpenStack
8 13 (33.33%) MCollective
8 13 (33.33%) Graphite
8 13 (33.33%) collectd
8 13 (33.33%) logstash
8 13 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
8 13 (33.33%) Nagios
8 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 13 (33.33%) Tomcat
8 13 (33.33%) JBoss
8 13 (33.33%) MySQL
8 13 (33.33%) WebLogic
8 13 (33.33%) SMTP
8 13 (33.33%) FTP
8 13 (33.33%) Squid

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 14 (35.90%) Apache
1 14 (35.90%) WebSphere
2 13 (33.33%) JBoss
2 13 (33.33%) nginx
2 13 (33.33%) OpenStack
2 13 (33.33%) Tomcat
2 13 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 6 (15.38%) WebSphere Application Server
4 3 (7.69%) IIS
5 1 (2.56%) MQSeries
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.13%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (76.92%) HTTP
2 19 (48.72%) LDAP
3 16 (41.03%) DNS
4 13 (33.33%) FTP
4 13 (33.33%) SMTP
5 10 (25.64%) SSH
6 9 (23.08%) Firewall
7 5 (12.82%) BGP
7 5 (12.82%) MPLS
7 5 (12.82%) OSPF
8 4 (10.26%) HSRP
8 4 (10.26%) VLAN
8 4 (10.26%) VRRP
9 3 (7.69%) Internet
9 3 (7.69%) NetScaler
9 3 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (5.13%) HTTPS
10 2 (5.13%) IPsec
10 2 (5.13%) LAN
10 2 (5.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (33.33%) MySQL
2 5 (12.82%) DB2
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (12.82%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.77%) AWS Engineer
1 12 (30.77%) Support Engineer
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Engineer
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Support Engineer
2 10 (25.64%) Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Applications Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Applications Support
3 7 (17.95%) Applications Support Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Consultant
3 7 (17.95%) Linux Engineer
3 7 (17.95%) Linux Support
3 7 (17.95%) Linux Support Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Software Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Automation Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Cloud Automation Engineer
5 5 (12.82%) Network Engineer
6 4 (10.26%) Analyst
6 4 (10.26%) Senior Network Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Software Developer
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (51.28%) Web Services
2 14 (35.90%) Middleware
3 13 (33.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 13 (33.33%) LAMP
3 13 (33.33%) LEMP Stack
3 13 (33.33%) MCollective
4 11 (28.21%) JMS
5 9 (23.08%) SOAP
6 6 (15.38%) REST
6 6 (15.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 1 (2.56%) WAP
7 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (38.46%) DataPower
2 8 (20.51%) Client/Server
3 7 (17.95%) Cryptography
4 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (15.38%) Clustering
4 6 (15.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.56%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (58.97%) Linux
2 6 (15.38%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) AIX
3 5 (12.82%) Solaris
4 2 (5.13%) Unix
5 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.90%) High Availability
2 13 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 8 (20.51%) Migration
4 7 (17.95%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.95%) Continuous Improvement
5 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
5 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.26%) Network Design
6 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
7 3 (7.69%) Data Analysis
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL
7 3 (7.69%) ITIL V3
7 3 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (5.13%) API Integration
9 1 (2.56%) Project Management
9 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 14 (35.90%) Perl
1 14 (35.90%) Python
2 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 5 (12.82%) CCNP
2 5 (12.82%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (12.82%) IBM Certification
3 4 (10.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) CCIE
5 1 (2.56%) CCIP
5 1 (2.56%) CCSP
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIA
5 1 (2.56%) JNCIS
System Software
1 13 (33.33%) qmail
1 13 (33.33%) Squid
2 3 (7.69%) UAG
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Cacti
1 13 (33.33%) collectd
1 13 (33.33%) Ganglia
1 13 (33.33%) Graphite
1 13 (33.33%) logstash
1 13 (33.33%) Nagios
1 13 (33.33%) Puppet
1 13 (33.33%) ZABBIX
2 5 (12.82%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 14 (35.90%) IBM
2 13 (33.33%) Splunk
2 13 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (23.08%) CA
4 6 (15.38%) Cisco
4 6 (15.38%) Juniper
5 5 (12.82%) CheckPoint
5 5 (12.82%) F5
5 5 (12.82%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Blue Coat
6 1 (2.56%) Oracle
6 1 (2.56%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
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