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 26 February 2017 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
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / South East
Rank 176 138 184
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +46
Contract jobs citing SSL 66 127 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.87% 1.45% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.31% 6.96% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 80 31
Median daily rate £450 £360 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -2.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £408 £370
% change year-on-year
+10.42% +10.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.60% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-68.23% +148.39%

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
1532 1825 2034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.17% 20.77% 20.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 1002 975
Median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £228 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 95 112
Median hourly rate £20.00 £42.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.94% +18.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £18.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £55.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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
Oxfordshire - 22 £500 - 1
Hampshire -17 16 £400 +17.64% 5
West Sussex -4 9 £512 -
Surrey -26 8 £488 -2.50%
Berkshire -17 4 £400 +14.28% 6
Buckinghamshire -7 2 £450 +2.85%
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 64 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 61 (42.36%) Linux
3 58 (40.28%) Cisco
4 56 (38.89%) Firewall
5 53 (36.81%) Windows
6 39 (27.08%) VPN
7 38 (26.39%) DNS
8 31 (21.53%) HTTP
8 31 (21.53%) Network Security
8 31 (21.53%) Data Centre
9 29 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (20.14%) Load Balancing
9 29 (20.14%) VMware
10 27 (18.75%) LAN
11 26 (18.06%) Juniper
12 24 (16.67%) Java
12 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
13 23 (15.97%) ITIL
13 23 (15.97%) CheckPoint
13 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
13 23 (15.97%) Security Cleared
13 23 (15.97%) F5
14 22 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
14 22 (15.28%) Degree
14 22 (15.28%) Internet
14 22 (15.28%) SNMP
15 21 (14.58%) WAN
16 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
16 20 (13.89%) IPsec
17 19 (13.19%) SOAP

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 17 (11.81%) Tomcat
2 15 (10.42%) JBoss
3 13 (9.03%) Apache
4 12 (8.33%) IIS
5 10 (6.94%) nginx
6 7 (4.86%) WebLogic
7 6 (4.17%) WebSphere
8 3 (2.08%) MS Exchange
8 3 (2.08%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (1.39%) CMS
9 2 (1.39%) EPiServer
10 1 (0.69%) Apache ServiceMix
10 1 (0.69%) CICS
10 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server
10 1 (0.69%) Commerce Server 2007
10 1 (0.69%) Confluence
10 1 (0.69%) Drupal
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) MS Office
2 2 (1.39%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.39%) MS Project
2 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (2.78%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.69%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.25%) GitHub
1 9 (6.25%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.47%) Office 365
3 3 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 64 (44.44%) TCP/IP
2 56 (38.89%) Firewall
3 39 (27.08%) VPN
4 38 (26.39%) DNS
5 31 (21.53%) HTTP
5 31 (21.53%) Network Security
6 27 (18.75%) LAN
7 22 (15.28%) Internet
7 22 (15.28%) SNMP
8 21 (14.58%) WAN
9 20 (13.89%) IPsec
10 19 (13.19%) Cisco Nexus
11 18 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
11 18 (12.50%) NetScaler
11 18 (12.50%) Wireless
12 15 (10.42%) SAN
13 13 (9.03%) DHCP
14 11 (7.64%) FTP
14 11 (7.64%) MPLS
14 11 (7.64%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.94%) MongoDB
1 10 (6.94%) NoSQL
2 7 (4.86%) MySQL
3 6 (4.17%) BusinessObjects
3 6 (4.17%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.39%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.69%) DB2
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.69%) Pentaho
6 1 (0.69%) Redis
6 1 (0.69%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (9.03%) Git (software)
1 13 (9.03%) Jenkins
2 9 (6.25%) Ant
2 9 (6.25%) Cucumber
2 9 (6.25%) Gatling
2 9 (6.25%) Grunt
2 9 (6.25%) gulp
2 9 (6.25%) IntelliJ
2 9 (6.25%) Karma Test Runner
2 9 (6.25%) Selenium
2 9 (6.25%) Sublime Text
3 6 (4.17%) Maven
4 4 (2.78%) Eclipse
4 4 (2.78%) JUnit
4 4 (2.78%) Mockito
5 2 (1.39%) Introscope
5 2 (1.39%) Subversion
6 1 (0.69%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.69%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (11.81%) Finance
1 17 (11.81%) Telecoms
2 8 (5.56%) Marketing
3 7 (4.86%) Electronics
3 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.39%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Billing
5 1 (0.69%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (24.31%) Network Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Developer
3 13 (9.03%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (9.03%) Security Engineer
4 9 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 9 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 9 (6.25%) Scala Developer
5 8 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) Administrator
6 7 (4.86%) Analyst
6 7 (4.86%) Build Engineer
6 7 (4.86%) E-Commerce Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Architect
7 6 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Consultant
8 5 (3.47%) Juniper Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.19%) SOAP
2 15 (10.42%) HTML
3 14 (9.72%) JSON
4 13 (9.03%) CSS
4 13 (9.03%) Spring
4 13 (9.03%) Web Services
5 11 (7.64%) jQuery
5 11 (7.64%) REST
6 10 (6.94%) Middleware
6 10 (6.94%) Node.js
7 9 (6.25%) 802.1X
7 9 (6.25%) AngularJS
7 9 (6.25%) Gherkin
7 9 (6.25%) J2EE
7 9 (6.25%) RESTful
7 9 (6.25%) Servlets
8 8 (5.56%) Dropwizard
8 8 (5.56%) Regular Expression
8 8 (5.56%) Spring Boot
9 7 (4.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (21.53%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.72%) Management Information System
3 13 (9.03%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (8.33%) Device Driver
5 10 (6.94%) Computer Science
5 10 (6.94%) PKI
6 6 (4.17%) Clustering
7 5 (3.47%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.08%) DataPower
8 3 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (2.08%) Smart Meter
9 2 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.39%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.69%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.69%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.69%) Social Media
10 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (42.36%) Linux
2 53 (36.81%) Windows
3 29 (20.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (11.11%) Unix
5 12 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (7.64%) CentOS
7 10 (6.94%) Ubuntu
8 8 (5.56%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.86%) Windows Server
10 6 (4.17%) Solaris
11 5 (3.47%) AIX
11 5 (3.47%) SUSE
12 4 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (2.08%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.08%) Windows 10
13 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
15 1 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.14%) Load Balancing
2 24 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (15.97%) ITIL
4 19 (13.19%) DevOps
5 17 (11.81%) Kalman Filter
5 17 (11.81%) Web Filtering
6 15 (10.42%) Information Security
7 14 (9.72%) Microservices
8 13 (9.03%) Analytics
8 13 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (9.03%) Open Source
8 13 (9.03%) Problem Management
8 13 (9.03%) Software Delivery
9 12 (8.33%) Network Design
10 10 (6.94%) Change Management
10 10 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
10 10 (6.94%) E-Commerce
11 9 (6.25%) Automated Testing
11 9 (6.25%) Configuration Management
12 8 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (16.67%) Java
2 15 (10.42%) JavaScript
3 14 (9.72%) Python
4 13 (9.03%) Perl
5 12 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 12 (8.33%) C#
6 10 (6.94%) Ruby
6 10 (6.94%) SQL
7 9 (6.25%) Groovy
7 9 (6.25%) Haskell
7 9 (6.25%) Scala
8 7 (4.86%) PHP
8 7 (4.86%) PowerShell
9 6 (4.17%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.08%) C++
10 3 (2.08%) Jython
10 3 (2.08%) Korn
11 2 (1.39%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (1.39%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) SC Cleared
1 23 (15.97%) Security Cleared
2 22 (15.28%) Degree
3 15 (10.42%) CISSP
4 14 (9.72%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.56%) CCNP
6 7 (4.86%) CCNA
6 7 (4.86%) JNCIA
6 7 (4.86%) JNCIP
6 7 (4.86%) JNCIS
7 6 (4.17%) CCSE
7 6 (4.17%) Check Point Certification
8 5 (3.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.78%) RHCSA
10 3 (2.08%) CCIE
10 3 (2.08%) GCIH
10 3 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.08%) RHCE
11 2 (1.39%) GCIA
11 2 (1.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.64%) PCI DSS
2 8 (5.56%) HIPAA
2 8 (5.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 6 (4.17%) QA
4 3 (2.08%) SLA
5 2 (1.39%) COBIT
5 2 (1.39%) COSO
5 2 (1.39%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (15.28%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 14 (9.72%) Firmware
3 14 (9.72%) vSphere
4 13 (9.03%) vCloud
5 6 (4.17%) Docker
6 3 (2.08%) XenApp
7 2 (1.39%) Snort
7 2 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.39%) Xen
7 2 (1.39%) XenServer
8 1 (0.69%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.69%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.69%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.69%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 1 (0.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.69%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 16 (11.11%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 12 (8.33%) Puppet
4 9 (6.25%) Grafana
4 9 (6.25%) Kibana
5 6 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.78%) RSA Security Analytics
7 3 (2.08%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.08%) CA Wily
7 3 (2.08%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.08%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.08%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.39%) CSIRT
8 2 (1.39%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.69%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (0.69%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.69%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.69%) Forum Sentry
9 1 (0.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (40.28%) Cisco
2 29 (20.14%) VMware
3 26 (18.06%) Juniper
4 23 (15.97%) CheckPoint
4 23 (15.97%) F5
5 20 (13.89%) Microsoft
6 16 (11.11%) Intel Security
6 16 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 15 (10.42%) Blue Coat
8 13 (9.03%) Red Hat
9 11 (7.64%) Citrix
9 11 (7.64%) Google
10 9 (6.25%) Brocade
10 9 (6.25%) Dell
11 8 (5.56%) Extreme Networks
12 7 (4.86%) Oracle
12 7 (4.86%) SAP
13 6 (4.17%) Sourcefire
14 5 (3.47%) IBM
14 5 (3.47%) webMethods