The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 163 196 194
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -2
Contract jobs citing SSL 99 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.14% 0.79% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.33% 4.30% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 39
Median daily rate £425 £425 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £315 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.30% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £41.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.57% +7.00%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1563 1791 1854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.99% 18.44% 19.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 922 966 869
Median daily rate £375 £350 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 128 99
Median hourly rate £40.00 £27.00 £19.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +35.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.46 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South East region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
Hampshire +16 30 £328 -23.61% 4
Surrey +18 22 £438 +4.16% 2
Berkshire -2 16 £363 -19.44% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 12 £425 - 2
Middlesex +7 10 £450 -
Oxfordshire -11 6 £560 +60.00%
East Sussex - 2 - -
M4 Corridor - 2 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 South East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 104 (48.83%) Firewall
2 99 (46.48%) Linux
3 84 (39.44%) Cisco
4 70 (32.86%) VPN
5 62 (29.11%) Windows
6 60 (28.17%) DNS
7 52 (24.41%) TCP/IP
7 52 (24.41%) CheckPoint
7 52 (24.41%) Internet
7 52 (24.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 48 (22.54%) ITIL
9 45 (21.13%) LAN
10 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
11 42 (19.72%) WAN
12 40 (18.78%) Java
13 39 (18.31%) Security Cleared
14 38 (17.84%) PKI
15 37 (17.37%) F5
15 37 (17.37%) HTTP
15 37 (17.37%) Juniper
16 36 (16.90%) SC Cleared
17 34 (15.96%) IPsec
17 34 (15.96%) Finance
18 33 (15.49%) VMware
19 31 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
19 31 (14.55%) Web Services
19 31 (14.55%) Network Security
19 31 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
20 30 (14.08%) Load Balancing
20 30 (14.08%) Data Centre

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 23 (10.80%) JBoss
1 23 (10.80%) WebSphere
2 14 (6.57%) IIS
3 12 (5.63%) Tomcat
3 12 (5.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (3.76%) Apache
4 8 (3.76%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.88%) CMS
6 3 (1.41%) MQSeries
6 3 (1.41%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.94%) Drupal
8 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.47%) nginx
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.47%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.47%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (5.16%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.76%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.41%) MS Project
3 3 (1.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.94%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.47%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.47%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
1 4 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 104 (48.83%) Firewall
2 70 (32.86%) VPN
3 60 (28.17%) DNS
4 52 (24.41%) Internet
4 52 (24.41%) TCP/IP
5 45 (21.13%) LAN
6 42 (19.72%) WAN
7 37 (17.37%) HTTP
8 34 (15.96%) IPsec
9 31 (14.55%) Cisco Nexus
9 31 (14.55%) Network Security
10 28 (13.15%) NetScaler
11 25 (11.74%) Cisco ASA
12 21 (9.86%) FTP
13 19 (8.92%) MPLS
14 18 (8.45%) SNMP
15 17 (7.98%) DHCP
15 17 (7.98%) Wireless
16 16 (7.51%) BGP
16 16 (7.51%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (8.92%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (6.57%) SQL Server
3 10 (4.69%) Relational Database
4 9 (4.23%) Oracle BI EE
5 6 (2.82%) MySQL
6 5 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 4 (1.88%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.94%) DB2
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.47%) Redis
Development Applications
1 21 (9.86%) Maven
2 12 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 12 (5.63%) Eclipse
3 9 (4.23%) Artifactory
3 9 (4.23%) Gradle
3 9 (4.23%) TortoiseSVN
4 7 (3.29%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.82%) Introscope
6 3 (1.41%) JIRA
6 3 (1.41%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.47%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.47%) JConsole
7 1 (0.47%) Subversion
7 1 (0.47%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.47%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.47%) VisualVM
General
1 34 (15.96%) Finance
2 10 (4.69%) Telecoms
3 7 (3.29%) Marketing
4 5 (2.35%) Retail
5 4 (1.88%) Electronics
5 4 (1.88%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.88%) Publishing
6 3 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.41%) Local Government
7 1 (0.47%) Billing
7 1 (0.47%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 42 (19.72%) Network Engineer
2 27 (12.68%) Developer
3 24 (11.27%) Administrator
4 21 (9.86%) Analyst
4 21 (9.86%) Architect
5 17 (7.98%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.51%) Java Developer
7 15 (7.04%) Cisco Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 13 (6.10%) Network Analyst
8 13 (6.10%) Technical Leader
9 12 (5.63%) Network Security Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) Network Security Engineer
9 12 (5.63%) Security Analyst
9 12 (5.63%) Support Engineer
9 12 (5.63%) WebSphere Administrator
10 11 (5.16%) Consultant
11 10 (4.69%) Designer
11 10 (4.69%) Security Architect
12 9 (4.23%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (14.55%) Web Services
2 23 (10.80%) SOAP
3 22 (10.33%) XML
4 20 (9.39%) WebSphere MQ
5 19 (8.92%) REST
6 15 (7.04%) Regular Expression
7 14 (6.57%) Middleware
8 12 (5.63%) 802.1X
8 12 (5.63%) HTML
8 12 (5.63%) JDBC
9 11 (5.16%) J2EE
9 11 (5.16%) JNDI
10 10 (4.69%) JCE
11 8 (3.76%) .NET
11 8 (3.76%) ActiveMQ
11 8 (3.76%) IBM Integration Bus
11 8 (3.76%) LAPP Stack
12 7 (3.29%) JSON
13 6 (2.82%) CSS
13 6 (2.82%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 38 (17.84%) PKI
2 30 (14.08%) Data Centre
3 26 (12.21%) Cryptography
4 21 (9.86%) Algorithms
5 20 (9.39%) Clustering
6 12 (5.63%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.63%) Smart Meter
7 11 (5.16%) DataPower
7 11 (5.16%) RSA SecurID
8 10 (4.69%) Enterprise Software
9 9 (4.23%) Device Driver
10 8 (3.76%) Analytical Skills
11 4 (1.88%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.41%) Hedge funds
12 3 (1.41%) VCE vBlock
13 2 (0.94%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.94%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 2 (0.94%) Driving Licence
14 1 (0.47%) CMDB
14 1 (0.47%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 99 (46.48%) Linux
2 62 (29.11%) Windows
3 52 (24.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (9.86%) Unix
5 16 (7.51%) AIX
6 15 (7.04%) Solaris
7 9 (4.23%) CentOS
8 7 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.35%) Windows Server
10 4 (1.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.41%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.47%) Android
12 1 (0.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (22.54%) ITIL
2 30 (14.08%) Load Balancing
3 19 (8.92%) ITSM
3 19 (8.92%) Migration
4 18 (8.45%) Configuration Management
5 17 (7.98%) Email Filtering
5 17 (7.98%) Kalman Filter
6 16 (7.51%) Garbage Collection
7 15 (7.04%) Web Filtering
8 14 (6.57%) High Availability
9 13 (6.10%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (6.10%) Project Management
9 13 (6.10%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (5.63%) Change Management
10 12 (5.63%) Network Design
10 12 (5.63%) Service Management
11 11 (5.16%) Continuous Integration
11 11 (5.16%) DevOps
11 11 (5.16%) Information Security
11 11 (5.16%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.78%) Java
2 24 (11.27%) Bash Shell
3 21 (9.86%) Python
4 20 (9.39%) Perl
5 14 (6.57%) SQL
6 13 (6.10%) Jython
7 11 (5.16%) Korn
8 10 (4.69%) PowerShell
9 8 (3.76%) C++
9 8 (3.76%) JavaScript
10 7 (3.29%) Ruby
11 6 (2.82%) C#
11 6 (2.82%) PHP
11 6 (2.82%) T-SQL
12 5 (2.35%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.35%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.94%) C
14 1 (0.47%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.47%) Tcl
14 1 (0.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 31 (14.55%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (9.86%) Degree
5 18 (8.45%) CCNP
6 10 (4.69%) CCNA
7 7 (3.29%) CCSA
7 7 (3.29%) CCVP
8 6 (2.82%) CCSE
8 6 (2.82%) Check Point Certification
8 6 (2.82%) CISSP
9 3 (1.41%) CCIE
9 3 (1.41%) GCIA
9 3 (1.41%) GCIH
10 2 (0.94%) CCSP
10 2 (0.94%) CISM
10 2 (0.94%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (0.94%) CRISC
10 2 (0.94%) Security+ Certification
11 1 (0.47%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.76%) FIPS 140-2
2 5 (2.35%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.35%) SLA
3 4 (1.88%) COBIT
3 4 (1.88%) COSO
3 4 (1.88%) SAS 70
4 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 24 (11.27%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.23%) Firmware
3 9 (4.23%) vCloud
3 9 (4.23%) Virtual Servers
3 9 (4.23%) vSphere
4 4 (1.88%) UAG
5 2 (0.94%) Sendmail
5 2 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.47%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.47%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.47%) Xen
6 1 (0.47%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (5.16%) CA Wily
2 9 (4.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (4.23%) Puppet
2 9 (4.23%) SCCM
3 7 (3.29%) Cisco Prime
3 7 (3.29%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (2.82%) Nexpose
5 5 (2.35%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (1.88%) Cisco UCCX
6 4 (1.88%) Nagios
6 4 (1.88%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.94%) MAILsweeper
7 2 (0.94%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (0.94%) Nessus
7 2 (0.94%) RSA Security Analytics
8 1 (0.47%) Ansible
8 1 (0.47%) Cacti
8 1 (0.47%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.47%) SELinux
Vendors
1 84 (39.44%) Cisco
2 52 (24.41%) CheckPoint
3 44 (20.66%) Microsoft
4 37 (17.37%) F5
4 37 (17.37%) Juniper
5 33 (15.49%) VMware
6 29 (13.62%) Red Hat
7 28 (13.15%) Blue Coat
8 26 (12.21%) Citrix
8 26 (12.21%) Oracle
9 22 (10.33%) IBM
10 15 (7.04%) Palo Alto
11 14 (6.57%) Extreme Networks
12 11 (5.16%) Dell
13 10 (4.69%) Informatica
13 10 (4.69%) Intel Security
14 9 (4.23%) Symantec
15 8 (3.76%) IronPort
16 7 (3.29%) SolarWinds
16 7 (3.29%) Sourcefire
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