The first table below looks at the demand 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 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Reading region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 64 63 75
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +12
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 10 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.99% 1.06% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.44% 4.42% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 2
Average daily rate
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£369 £281 £204
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.11% +38.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £364 £158 £107
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £413 £301
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £358
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £31.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -0.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
262 226 437
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 28.79% 23.97% 37.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 81 81 96
Average daily rate £338 £273 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.85% -0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £131 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £468 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 16
Average hourly rate £17.50 £23.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.53% +42.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £17.20 £14.58
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.80 £37.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
SSL
Berkshire

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
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 10 July 2014, 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 8 (57.14%) Linux
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Nokia
2 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
3 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
3 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
3 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
3 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 5 (35.71%) Java
3 5 (35.71%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
4 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
4 4 (28.57%) Finance
4 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
5 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
5 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 3 (21.43%) Puppet
5 3 (21.43%) Sinon.JS
5 3 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
5 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
5 3 (21.43%) SSH
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) ATM
5 3 (21.43%) WAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, 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 3 (21.43%) WebLogic
2 2 (14.29%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) WebSphere
3 1 (7.14%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (7.14%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 5 (35.71%) HTTP
2 5 (35.71%) NetScaler
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) VPN
4 3 (21.43%) LDAP
4 3 (21.43%) ATM
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
4 3 (21.43%) SSH
4 3 (21.43%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) SMTP
5 2 (14.29%) DNS
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) tcpdump
6 1 (7.14%) snoop
6 1 (7.14%) BIG-IP
6 1 (7.14%) Ethereal
6 1 (7.14%) SNMP
6 1 (7.14%) IPsec
6 1 (7.14%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (28.57%) TeamCity
2 3 (21.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (21.43%) JUnit
2 3 (21.43%) Sinon.JS
2 3 (21.43%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (7.14%) Ant
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
3 1 (7.14%) Maven
3 1 (7.14%) Trac
General
1 4 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Security Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Oracle Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support
3 1 (7.14%) Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Security Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (7.14%) Network Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) Middleware
2 2 (14.29%) Oracle ADF
2 2 (14.29%) JNDI
3 1 (7.14%) Java SE
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
1 2 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (7.14%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (57.14%) Linux
2 5 (35.71%) Windows
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
4 1 (7.14%) Solaris
4 1 (7.14%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 4 (28.57%) Identity Management
3 3 (21.43%) Configuration Management
3 3 (21.43%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (14.29%) Load Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Information Security
4 2 (14.29%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Data Security
4 2 (14.29%) Security Management
5 1 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) Java
2 2 (14.29%) C++
2 2 (14.29%) Python
3 1 (7.14%) Shell Script
3 1 (7.14%) AWK
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
3 1 (7.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (7.14%) C
3 1 (7.14%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) ProxySG
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Nokia
2 5 (35.71%) CheckPoint
2 5 (35.71%) Blue Coat
2 5 (35.71%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 2 (14.29%) Cisco
4 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 2 (14.29%) KANA
5 1 (7.14%) F5