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 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 153 175 194
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +19
Contract jobs citing SSL 133 92 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.38% 0.93% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 4.47% 3.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 35 29
Median daily rate £450 £395 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.92% +8.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £266 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £527 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £336 £375
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -10.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 £39.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+50.96% +2.97%
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
2067 2056 1730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 21.43% 20.70% 18.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1158 991 748
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 104 113
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +80.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £17.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.90 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+16.07% +40.00%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Berkshire +17 38 £470 +17.50% 5
Hampshire +18 37 £344 +7.42% 7
Surrey 0 34 £500 +20.12% 1
Buckinghamshire +14 20 £440 +23.94% 4
West Sussex -20 4 £335 +570.00% 1
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 102 (42.68%) DNS
2 101 (42.26%) Firewall
3 86 (35.98%) Linux
4 77 (32.22%) Cisco
5 76 (31.80%) ITIL
6 72 (30.13%) TCP/IP
7 70 (29.29%) Security Cleared
8 68 (28.45%) HTTP
9 67 (28.03%) SC Cleared
10 65 (27.20%) Microsoft
11 58 (24.27%) LAN
12 57 (23.85%) VPN
13 56 (23.43%) Windows
14 55 (23.01%) Internet
15 54 (22.59%) WAN
16 49 (20.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 48 (20.08%) FTP
18 47 (19.67%) Load Balancing
18 47 (19.67%) F5
19 44 (18.41%) PKI
19 44 (18.41%) Web Services
19 44 (18.41%) IPsec
20 43 (17.99%) CheckPoint
20 43 (17.99%) Cisco Certification
21 42 (17.57%) Active Directory
21 42 (17.57%) DHCP
22 41 (17.15%) Juniper
22 41 (17.15%) Data Centre
23 40 (16.74%) JBoss
23 40 (16.74%) NetScaler

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 40 (16.74%) JBoss
2 25 (10.46%) IIS
3 23 (9.62%) Apache
4 22 (9.21%) WebSphere
5 16 (6.69%) OpenStack
6 15 (6.28%) Tomcat
7 14 (5.86%) nginx
7 14 (5.86%) WebLogic
8 11 (4.60%) WebSphere Application Server
9 10 (4.18%) Skype for Business
10 4 (1.67%) MQSeries
11 2 (0.84%) CMS
11 2 (0.84%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.42%) Node.js
Applications
1 17 (7.11%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.18%) ProjectWise
3 3 (1.26%) MS Project
3 3 (1.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (2.09%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.42%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.42%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.42%) IaaS
3 1 (0.42%) PaaS
3 1 (0.42%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (42.68%) DNS
2 101 (42.26%) Firewall
3 72 (30.13%) TCP/IP
4 68 (28.45%) HTTP
5 58 (24.27%) LAN
6 57 (23.85%) VPN
7 55 (23.01%) Internet
8 54 (22.59%) WAN
9 48 (20.08%) FTP
10 44 (18.41%) IPsec
11 42 (17.57%) DHCP
12 40 (16.74%) NetScaler
13 38 (15.90%) MPLS
14 35 (14.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 35 (14.64%) LDAP
15 30 (12.55%) Reverse Proxy
16 24 (10.04%) Network Security
17 23 (9.62%) BGP
18 20 (8.37%) Ethernet
18 20 (8.37%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.28%) MySQL
2 14 (5.86%) SQL Server
3 12 (5.02%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (3.77%) Relational Database
5 6 (2.51%) Oracle BI EE
6 4 (1.67%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.26%) DB2
8 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.42%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.42%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.42%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.42%) Redis
Development Applications
1 18 (7.53%) Maven
2 13 (5.44%) Eclipse
3 7 (2.93%) Introscope
4 6 (2.51%) Artifactory
4 6 (2.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (2.51%) Gradle
4 6 (2.51%) TortoiseSVN
5 5 (2.09%) Fiddler
5 5 (2.09%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.09%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.09%) Visual Studio
6 3 (1.26%) XMLSpy
7 1 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.42%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.42%) Toad
General
1 28 (11.72%) Finance
2 9 (3.77%) Publishing
3 7 (2.93%) Retail
4 6 (2.51%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.67%) Marketing
6 2 (0.84%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.84%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.42%) Electronics
7 1 (0.42%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 44 (18.41%) Network Engineer
2 43 (17.99%) Analyst
3 35 (14.64%) Support Engineer
4 27 (11.30%) Developer
5 21 (8.79%) Web Analyst
6 20 (8.37%) Security Engineer
7 16 (6.69%) Network Analyst
8 14 (5.86%) Architect
9 13 (5.44%) Consultant
9 13 (5.44%) Network Security Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) Security Analyst
9 13 (5.44%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (5.02%) AWS Engineer
10 12 (5.02%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (5.02%) Java Developer
10 12 (5.02%) VMware Support Engineer
10 12 (5.02%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
11 11 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
12 10 (4.18%) Administrator
12 10 (4.18%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (18.41%) Web Services
2 35 (14.64%) SOAP
3 26 (10.88%) REST
3 26 (10.88%) XML
4 18 (7.53%) Middleware
5 17 (7.11%) 802.1X
5 17 (7.11%) WebSphere MQ
6 14 (5.86%) .NET
7 13 (5.44%) JCE
7 13 (5.44%) LAMP
7 13 (5.44%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (5.44%) MCollective
8 11 (4.60%) IBM Integration Bus
9 9 (3.77%) Regular Expression
10 8 (3.35%) J2EE
11 7 (2.93%) HTML
11 7 (2.93%) JDBC
11 7 (2.93%) JMS
11 7 (2.93%) JNDI
11 7 (2.93%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.41%) PKI
2 41 (17.15%) Data Centre
3 39 (16.32%) Cryptography
4 36 (15.06%) Algorithms
5 21 (8.79%) Management Information System
6 19 (7.95%) DataPower
7 16 (6.69%) Clustering
8 12 (5.02%) Computer Science
9 10 (4.18%) Driving Licence
10 9 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
10 9 (3.77%) Client/Server
11 8 (3.35%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (2.51%) Smart Meter
13 3 (1.26%) Mathematics
14 1 (0.42%) EMC VNX
14 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Software
14 1 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
14 1 (0.42%) HACMP
14 1 (0.42%) Mobile Payment
14 1 (0.42%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 86 (35.98%) Linux
2 56 (23.43%) Windows
3 49 (20.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 21 (8.79%) Unix
5 15 (6.28%) AIX
6 12 (5.02%) Solaris
6 12 (5.02%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (4.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (2.93%) Windows Server
9 6 (2.51%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.51%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (2.51%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.26%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.26%) CatOS
11 2 (0.84%) CentOS
12 1 (0.42%) Android
12 1 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.42%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.42%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.42%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.80%) ITIL
2 47 (19.67%) Load Balancing
3 31 (12.97%) Configuration Management
4 27 (11.30%) Migration
5 25 (10.46%) High Availability
6 24 (10.04%) Change Management
6 24 (10.04%) Project Management
7 21 (8.79%) ITSM
8 17 (7.11%) Data Analysis
8 17 (7.11%) Incident Management
8 17 (7.11%) Information Security
8 17 (7.11%) Integration Testing
9 15 (6.28%) Cybersecurity
10 14 (5.86%) ITIL V3
11 13 (5.44%) Problem Management
12 12 (5.02%) Capacity Management
12 12 (5.02%) Computer Security
12 12 (5.02%) Garbage Collection
12 12 (5.02%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (4.60%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 39 (16.32%) Java
2 27 (11.30%) Python
3 21 (8.79%) Perl
4 13 (5.44%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.02%) SQL
6 11 (4.60%) C#
7 9 (3.77%) Jython
8 8 (3.35%) Korn
8 8 (3.35%) Tcl
9 7 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 6 (2.51%) C++
10 6 (2.51%) PHP
11 5 (2.09%) Ruby
11 5 (2.09%) T-SQL
11 5 (2.09%) VB.NET
12 3 (1.26%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.84%) C
13 2 (0.84%) VBScript
14 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
14 1 (0.42%) VB
Qualifications
1 70 (29.29%) Security Cleared
2 67 (28.03%) SC Cleared
3 43 (17.99%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (13.81%) Degree
5 24 (10.04%) CCNA
6 17 (7.11%) CCNP
7 7 (2.93%) CCIE
8 6 (2.51%) CCSA
8 6 (2.51%) CISSP
9 5 (2.09%) CCSE
9 5 (2.09%) GCIA
9 5 (2.09%) GCIH
9 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (1.67%) CCSP
10 4 (1.67%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (1.67%) MCTS
11 3 (1.26%) MCITP
12 2 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.42%) JNCIA
13 1 (0.42%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.44%) PCI DSS
2 12 (5.02%) FIPS 140-2
3 5 (2.09%) SLA
4 4 (1.67%) COBIT
4 4 (1.67%) COSO
4 4 (1.67%) SAS 70
5 2 (0.84%) QA
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 42 (17.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (8.37%) UAG
3 13 (5.44%) qmail
3 13 (5.44%) Squid
3 13 (5.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.84%) vCloud
4 2 (0.84%) VMware ESX
4 2 (0.84%) vSphere
5 1 (0.42%) ISA Server
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.42%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 1 (0.42%) XenApp
5 1 (0.42%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.79%) Nagios
2 18 (7.53%) Puppet
3 13 (5.44%) Cacti
3 13 (5.44%) collectd
3 13 (5.44%) Ganglia
3 13 (5.44%) Graphite
3 13 (5.44%) logstash
3 13 (5.44%) ZABBIX
4 7 (2.93%) CA Wily
4 7 (2.93%) CiscoWorks
4 7 (2.93%) SolarWinds Orion
5 6 (2.51%) RSA Security Analytics
5 6 (2.51%) SCCM
6 5 (2.09%) Ansible
6 5 (2.09%) vRealize
7 3 (1.26%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.84%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.42%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 77 (32.22%) Cisco
2 65 (27.20%) Microsoft
3 47 (19.67%) F5
4 43 (17.99%) CheckPoint
5 41 (17.15%) Juniper
6 31 (12.97%) VMware
7 25 (10.46%) Blue Coat
7 25 (10.46%) Oracle
8 22 (9.21%) IBM
8 22 (9.21%) Red Hat
9 20 (8.37%) Citrix
10 17 (7.11%) Palo Alto
11 13 (5.44%) Splunk
12 11 (4.60%) IronPort
13 10 (4.18%) SolarWinds
14 9 (3.77%) Cyberoam
15 6 (2.51%) CA
15 6 (2.51%) Informatica
16 5 (2.09%) Remedy
16 5 (2.09%) Symantec
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