The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 31 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 South East 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 200 200 208
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Contract jobs citing SSL 44 36 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.42% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.55% 2.32% 2.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 21 15
Average daily rate
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£350 £288 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.73% -17.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £190 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £31.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.06% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1724 1555 2028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.72% 18.34% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 691 566
Average daily rate £338 £342 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +3.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 94 125 192
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.15 £14.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%
SSL
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SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +1 17 £300 +4.34% 7
Hampshire 0 15 £347 +10.31% 5
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £330 +37.50% 3
Surrey -10 2 £500 +122.22% 2
East Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex -5 1 £500 -
Kent - 1 £250 - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
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SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 51 (47.22%) Windows
2 50 (46.30%) Linux
3 44 (40.74%) HP
4 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
4 35 (32.41%) UNIX
5 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
6 32 (29.63%) Oracle
7 31 (28.70%) VPN
8 29 (26.85%) Firewall
9 27 (25.00%) Cisco
9 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (24.07%) .NET
10 26 (24.07%) HTML
10 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
11 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
12 24 (22.22%) Windows XP
13 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
13 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
14 22 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
14 22 (20.37%) Java
15 21 (19.44%) Validation
15 21 (19.44%) Software Testing
15 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 20 (18.52%) Workflow
16 20 (18.52%) HTTP
17 19 (17.59%) HTTPS
17 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
17 19 (17.59%) JSP
17 19 (17.59%) Windows 2000
17 19 (17.59%) ITIL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 16 (14.81%) Apache
2 9 (8.33%) WebLogic
2 9 (8.33%) WebSphere
3 8 (7.41%) MS Exchange
4 7 (6.48%) Tomcat
4 7 (6.48%) WebSphere Application Server
4 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (5.56%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (4.63%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.70%) IIS
7 4 (3.70%) GlassFish
7 4 (3.70%) Lync
8 2 (1.85%) Confluence
8 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.93%) WebSphere Portal
9 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.93%) NetWeaver
9 1 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.93%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 14 (12.96%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.78%) MS Project
3 2 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (16.67%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (6.48%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.93%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.93%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.56%) SaaS
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (32.41%) TCP/IP
2 31 (28.70%) VPN
3 29 (26.85%) Firewall
4 20 (18.52%) HTTP
5 19 (17.59%) HTTPS
6 16 (14.81%) Wireshark
7 15 (13.89%) WAN
8 13 (12.04%) LDAP
9 12 (11.11%) Internet
9 12 (11.11%) IPsec
10 11 (10.19%) DNS
11 10 (9.26%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (8.33%) SNMP
12 9 (8.33%) SSH
13 7 (6.48%) Network Security
14 6 (5.56%) BIG-IP
14 6 (5.56%) SMTP
14 6 (5.56%) LAN
15 5 (4.63%) ATM
15 5 (4.63%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.48%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.93%) SAP BW
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.93%) DB2
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Introscope
2 4 (3.70%) TeamCity
2 4 (3.70%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.78%) JUnit
3 3 (2.78%) Maven
3 3 (2.78%) Sinon.JS
3 3 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
4 2 (1.85%) JIRA
4 2 (1.85%) RSpec
4 2 (1.85%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) Trac
5 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.93%) Subversion
5 1 (0.93%) Ant
General
1 12 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 11 (10.19%) Finance
3 2 (1.85%) Automotive
3 2 (1.85%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.85%) Advertising
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
3 2 (1.85%) Electronics
4 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (13.89%) Analyst
1 15 (13.89%) Consultant
2 10 (9.26%) Administrator
3 8 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
3 8 (7.41%) Test Analyst
4 7 (6.48%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (6.48%) Senior Technical Consultant
5 6 (5.56%) WebSphere Administrator
5 6 (5.56%) ITSM Consultant
5 6 (5.56%) Tester
5 6 (5.56%) Support Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Developer
6 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Integration Analyst
6 5 (4.63%) Build Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) ServiceNow Consultant
7 4 (3.70%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (24.07%) HTML
1 26 (24.07%) .NET
2 19 (17.59%) ASP.NET
2 19 (17.59%) JSP
3 14 (12.96%) Web Services
4 12 (11.11%) XML
4 12 (11.11%) SOAP
5 10 (9.26%) Middleware
6 8 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (6.48%) J2EE
7 7 (6.48%) JNDI
8 6 (5.56%) Ajax
8 6 (5.56%) COM
8 6 (5.56%) CSS
8 6 (5.56%) JDBC
9 4 (3.70%) WML
9 4 (3.70%) SAML
9 4 (3.70%) WAP
9 4 (3.70%) REST
10 3 (2.78%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Management Information System
2 8 (7.41%) CMDB
2 8 (7.41%) Open Source
3 7 (6.48%) Clustering
4 5 (4.63%) Device Driver
4 5 (4.63%) Firmware
4 5 (4.63%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (4.63%) PKI
5 4 (3.70%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.70%) Smart Meter
5 4 (3.70%) SecurID
6 3 (2.78%) Learning Management System
7 2 (1.85%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.85%) DTV
7 2 (1.85%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.93%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.93%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 51 (47.22%) Windows
2 50 (46.30%) Linux
3 35 (32.41%) UNIX
4 27 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (23.15%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 19 (17.59%) Windows 2000
8 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (2.78%) AIX
11 2 (1.85%) CentOS
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.93%) Solaris
12 1 (0.93%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.93%) zOS
12 1 (0.93%) SUSE
12 1 (0.93%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.44%) Validation
1 21 (19.44%) Software Testing
2 20 (18.52%) Workflow
3 19 (17.59%) ITIL
4 11 (10.19%) Test Scripting
4 11 (10.19%) Test Strategy
5 10 (9.26%) Identity Management
5 10 (9.26%) Knowledge Management
6 8 (7.41%) Load Balancing
7 7 (6.48%) High Availability
7 7 (6.48%) Performance Monitoring
7 7 (6.48%) ITSM
7 7 (6.48%) Information Security
8 6 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 6 (5.56%) Service Management
8 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
8 6 (5.56%) ITIL V2
8 6 (5.56%) Incident Management
8 6 (5.56%) Technical Architecture
8 6 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 26 (24.07%) JavaScript
2 22 (20.37%) Java
3 10 (9.26%) SQL
3 10 (9.26%) Python
4 8 (7.41%) Shell Script
4 8 (7.41%) Bash Shell
5 6 (5.56%) Perl
5 6 (5.56%) Jython
5 6 (5.56%) Korn
6 5 (4.63%) PowerShell
6 5 (4.63%) C++
7 4 (3.70%) C
7 4 (3.70%) PHP
8 3 (2.78%) VBScript
9 1 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.93%) ABAP
9 1 (0.93%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) AWK
9 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 33 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 23 (21.30%) SC Cleared
3 21 (19.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 17 (15.74%) ISTQB
4 17 (15.74%) Degree
5 15 (13.89%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (10.19%) DV Cleared
7 8 (7.41%) CCNA
8 6 (5.56%) CISSP
9 5 (4.63%) ISEB
9 5 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (4.63%) CCNP
10 4 (3.70%) MCSE
10 4 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.85%) CCSP
13 1 (0.93%) MCSA
13 1 (0.93%) MCTS
13 1 (0.93%) MCITP
13 1 (0.93%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) QA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.93%) JSP 440
System Software
1 16 (14.81%) Nmap
2 9 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (7.41%) Active Directory
4 6 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.63%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.70%) VMware ESX
6 4 (3.70%) Shibboleth
6 4 (3.70%) UAG
7 2 (1.85%) vCloud
7 2 (1.85%) vSphere
8 1 (0.93%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.93%) XenApp
8 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) HP Quality Center
2 16 (14.81%) Nessus
3 9 (8.33%) SCCM
4 6 (5.56%) HP UCMDB
4 6 (5.56%) CA Wily
4 6 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (4.63%) Puppet
5 5 (4.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 4 (3.70%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.85%) Vagrant
8 1 (0.93%) SCOM
8 1 (0.93%) Nagios
8 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.93%) WSUS
Vendors
1 44 (40.74%) HP
2 32 (29.63%) Oracle
3 27 (25.00%) Cisco
4 23 (21.30%) Microsoft
5 13 (12.04%) Juniper
5 13 (12.04%) CheckPoint
6 12 (11.11%) VMware
7 10 (9.26%) Blue Coat
7 10 (9.26%) Nokia
7 10 (9.26%) Red Hat
7 10 (9.26%) Citrix
8 8 (7.41%) IBM
9 7 (6.48%) Remedy
9 7 (6.48%) F5
10 6 (5.56%) ServiceNow
10 6 (5.56%) McAfee
10 6 (5.56%) BMC
11 3 (2.78%) SAP
11 3 (2.78%) Websense
11 3 (2.78%) NetCracker
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