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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 177 182 226
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +44
Contract jobs citing SSL 66 49 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.56% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.64% 3.11% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 29 14
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£350 £275 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £203 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £391
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.25 -
% change year-on-year
-4.76% -
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
1815 1577 2052
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.78% 18.11% 20.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 716 593
Average daily rate £350 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.55% +2.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 94 168
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +26 24 £335 +10.74% 9
Hampshire +2 23 £350 +6.46% 7
Surrey -2 10 £500 +117.39% 5
Buckinghamshire +5 8 £330 +1.14% 1
West Sussex +6 1 £500 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
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England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 61 (50.41%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Linux
3 35 (28.93%) HP
4 32 (26.45%) Apache
4 32 (26.45%) Java
4 32 (26.45%) Firewall
4 32 (26.45%) Security Cleared
5 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (25.62%) .NET
5 31 (25.62%) UNIX
5 31 (25.62%) TCP/IP
6 30 (24.79%) Oracle
7 26 (21.49%) HTTP
8 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (18.18%) Cisco
9 22 (18.18%) SQL
10 21 (17.36%) IIS
10 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
11 19 (15.70%) VPN
12 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
13 17 (14.05%) DNS
13 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
14 16 (13.22%) HTML
14 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET
14 16 (13.22%) Middleware
14 16 (13.22%) Validation
14 16 (13.22%) WebSphere
14 16 (13.22%) PowerShell
15 15 (12.40%) Degree
15 15 (12.40%) Network Security

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 32 (26.45%) Apache
2 21 (17.36%) IIS
3 16 (13.22%) WebSphere
4 15 (12.40%) Tomcat
5 14 (11.57%) WebSphere Application Server
5 14 (11.57%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.79%) WebSphere Process Server
6 7 (5.79%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (4.96%) MS Exchange
7 6 (4.96%) Oracle Application Server
8 3 (2.48%) nginx
8 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
9 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.65%) GlassFish
9 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.65%) Confluence
10 1 (0.83%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.83%) SAP Web AS
10 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.65%) MS Project
2 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.83%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 12 (9.92%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.83%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.83%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (4.13%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.48%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.45%) Firewall
2 31 (25.62%) TCP/IP
3 26 (21.49%) HTTP
4 19 (15.70%) VPN
5 17 (14.05%) DNS
6 15 (12.40%) Network Security
6 15 (12.40%) HTTPS
7 14 (11.57%) Internet
8 12 (9.92%) WAN
8 12 (9.92%) IPsec
8 12 (9.92%) Wireshark
9 10 (8.26%) SNMP
9 10 (8.26%) SSH
10 7 (5.79%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (5.79%) SAN
11 6 (4.96%) LDAP
11 6 (4.96%) LAN
12 5 (4.13%) NetScaler
12 5 (4.13%) ATM
13 4 (3.31%) DAB
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.26%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.79%) MySQL
3 5 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.31%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.83%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 10 (8.26%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.96%) Subversion
2 6 (4.96%) Introscope
3 5 (4.13%) GCC
3 5 (4.13%) Maven
4 4 (3.31%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.31%) JIRA
4 4 (3.31%) RSpec
5 3 (2.48%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.65%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.65%) JMeter
7 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.83%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.83%) Trac
7 1 (0.83%) Ant
General
1 15 (12.40%) Finance
2 12 (9.92%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Electronics
4 2 (1.65%) Automotive
4 2 (1.65%) Legal
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.65%) Marketing
5 1 (0.83%) Advertising
5 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (13.22%) Administrator
2 11 (9.09%) Consultant
3 10 (8.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (8.26%) Analyst
4 8 (6.61%) Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Designer
5 7 (5.79%) Build Engineer
6 6 (4.96%) WebSphere Administrator
6 6 (4.96%) Integration Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) BizTalk Administrator
7 5 (4.13%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.13%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) Support Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.13%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Architect
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Security Engineer
8 4 (3.31%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (25.62%) .NET
2 16 (13.22%) HTML
2 16 (13.22%) ASP.NET
2 16 (13.22%) Middleware
3 14 (11.57%) SOAP
3 14 (11.57%) Web Services
3 14 (11.57%) XML
4 12 (9.92%) JSP
4 12 (9.92%) REST
5 9 (7.44%) JMS
6 8 (6.61%) WSDL
6 8 (6.61%) WebSphere MQ
7 7 (5.79%) JNDI
7 7 (5.79%) J2EE
8 6 (4.96%) JDBC
9 5 (4.13%) LAMP
10 4 (3.31%) VXML
10 4 (3.31%) WML
10 4 (3.31%) WAP
11 3 (2.48%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.57%) Management Information System
1 14 (11.57%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (10.74%) Clustering
3 9 (7.44%) PKI
4 8 (6.61%) Open Source
5 7 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.79%) Device Driver
6 5 (4.13%) IVR
7 4 (3.31%) SecurID
7 4 (3.31%) Algorithms
7 4 (3.31%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.48%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.65%) DTV
9 2 (1.65%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.65%) Cryptography
9 2 (1.65%) Learning Management System
10 1 (0.83%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.83%) DataPower
10 1 (0.83%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 61 (50.41%) Windows
2 48 (39.67%) Linux
3 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (25.62%) UNIX
4 24 (19.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (11.57%) Windows XP
6 13 (10.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.92%) Windows 2000
8 9 (7.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.79%) CentOS
9 7 (5.79%) Solaris
10 4 (3.31%) AIX
11 3 (2.48%) Debian
12 1 (0.83%) SUSE
12 1 (0.83%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (13.22%) Validation
2 15 (12.40%) Load Balancing
2 15 (12.40%) Performance Monitoring
3 14 (11.57%) ITIL
3 14 (11.57%) Software Testing
4 13 (10.74%) Workflow
5 12 (9.92%) Agile Software Development
6 11 (9.09%) Scrum
7 10 (8.26%) UML
8 9 (7.44%) Penetration Testing
8 9 (7.44%) E-Commerce
8 9 (7.44%) SOA
9 8 (6.61%) TOGAF
9 8 (6.61%) Identity Management
9 8 (6.61%) SysML
10 7 (5.79%) Release Management
10 7 (5.79%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (5.79%) Kalman Filter
10 7 (5.79%) Software Engineering
10 7 (5.79%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.45%) Java
2 22 (18.18%) SQL
3 17 (14.05%) JavaScript
4 16 (13.22%) PowerShell
5 11 (9.09%) Korn
5 11 (9.09%) PHP
5 11 (9.09%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.44%) Python
6 9 (7.44%) Perl
7 8 (6.61%) C#
7 8 (6.61%) Bash Shell
8 6 (4.96%) Jython
9 5 (4.13%) VBScript
9 5 (4.13%) C++
10 3 (2.48%) C
11 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.83%) AWK
12 1 (0.83%) Ruby
12 1 (0.83%) ABAP
12 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (26.45%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.88%) SC Cleared
3 15 (12.40%) Degree
3 15 (12.40%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (11.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 11 (9.09%) ISTQB
6 8 (6.61%) CCNA
6 8 (6.61%) DV Cleared
7 7 (5.79%) CCNP
7 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.96%) CISSP
9 5 (4.13%) MCSE
10 4 (3.31%) ISEB
11 2 (1.65%) CCSP
11 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.65%) MCITP
12 1 (0.83%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.83%) MCTS
12 1 (0.83%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.48%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 10 (8.26%) Nmap
1 10 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (6.61%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.79%) Firmware
4 5 (4.13%) OpenSSH
4 5 (4.13%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.31%) vCloud
6 3 (2.48%) Varnish
6 3 (2.48%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.65%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.65%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.65%) VirtualBox
7 2 (1.65%) vSphere
7 2 (1.65%) Shibboleth
8 1 (0.83%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.83%) Snort
Systems Management
1 14 (11.57%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (8.26%) Nessus
2 10 (8.26%) SCCM
3 7 (5.79%) Puppet
3 7 (5.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.96%) CA Wily
5 4 (3.31%) Nagios
5 4 (3.31%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.48%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.48%) SCOM
6 3 (2.48%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 35 (28.93%) HP
2 30 (24.79%) Oracle
3 22 (18.18%) Cisco
4 21 (17.36%) Microsoft
5 15 (12.40%) CheckPoint
5 15 (12.40%) IBM
6 14 (11.57%) VMware
7 13 (10.74%) Red Hat
8 12 (9.92%) Nokia
9 10 (8.26%) Blue Coat
10 9 (7.44%) Juniper
11 7 (5.79%) Software AG
12 6 (4.96%) Citrix
12 6 (4.96%) F5
13 5 (4.13%) Websense
14 4 (3.31%) McAfee
14 4 (3.31%) Tripwire
15 3 (2.48%) 3PAR
15 3 (2.48%) IronPort
15 3 (2.48%) Fortinet
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