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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 183 187 190
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +3
Contract jobs citing SSL 83 51 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.58% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 3.24% 1.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 27 19
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£370 £413 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.30% +22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £300 £281
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £328 £338
% change year-on-year
+12.97% -2.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +28.57%
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
2015 1576 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.56% 17.80% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 953 651 613
Average daily rate £350 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £192 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 133 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Surrey +24 29 £383 -30.45% 8
Berkshire +9 24 £389 +19.61% 7
Hampshire -11 23 £325 -23.52% 3
Buckinghamshire -4 3 - - 1
East Sussex - 3 - - 2
Oxfordshire - 1 £288 -
West Sussex - - - -
M4 Corridor - - - -
Kent - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 71 (43.56%) Firewall
2 69 (42.33%) Windows
3 63 (38.65%) Cisco
4 60 (36.81%) VPN
5 55 (33.74%) Security Cleared
6 53 (32.52%) LAN
7 48 (29.45%) WAN
8 47 (28.83%) TCP/IP
8 47 (28.83%) Network Security
9 44 (26.99%) Linux
10 43 (26.38%) Juniper
10 43 (26.38%) SC Cleared
11 42 (25.77%) Microsoft
12 41 (25.15%) ITIL
13 40 (24.54%) DNS
14 37 (22.70%) CheckPoint
15 35 (21.47%) IPsec
16 34 (20.86%) F5
17 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
17 33 (20.25%) IIS
18 32 (19.63%) VMware
19 31 (19.02%) Blue Coat
19 31 (19.02%) SQL
19 31 (19.02%) Internet
19 31 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
20 30 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
21 27 (16.56%) UNIX
22 26 (15.95%) HTTP
23 25 (15.34%) CCNP
23 25 (15.34%) Degree

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 33 (20.25%) IIS
2 22 (13.50%) Apache
3 15 (9.20%) Tomcat
3 15 (9.20%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (9.20%) WebSphere
4 7 (4.29%) WebSphere Process Server
4 7 (4.29%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.68%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (3.68%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (3.68%) Adobe CQ
6 5 (3.07%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.45%) SharePoint
8 3 (1.84%) nginx
8 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.23%) JBoss
10 1 (0.61%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.61%) Drupal
Applications
1 6 (3.68%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.23%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS Project
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.07%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.61%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.68%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (3.07%) Amazon S3
3 5 (3.07%) Amazon ELB
4 3 (1.84%) Yammer
4 3 (1.84%) Office 365
4 3 (1.84%) IaaS
5 2 (1.23%) SaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 71 (43.56%) Firewall
2 60 (36.81%) VPN
3 53 (32.52%) LAN
4 48 (29.45%) WAN
5 47 (28.83%) TCP/IP
5 47 (28.83%) Network Security
6 40 (24.54%) DNS
7 35 (21.47%) IPsec
8 31 (19.02%) Internet
9 30 (18.40%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (15.95%) HTTP
11 23 (14.11%) OSPF
12 19 (11.66%) Wireless
13 18 (11.04%) LDAP
14 17 (10.43%) SMTP
14 17 (10.43%) WLAN
14 17 (10.43%) RIP
15 15 (9.20%) FTP
15 15 (9.20%) HTTPS
16 14 (8.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (7.36%) MySQL
2 9 (5.52%) SQL Server
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (3.07%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.84%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.23%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.23%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.23%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.61%) SQLite
7 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (7.98%) Visual Studio
2 8 (4.91%) Introscope
3 6 (3.68%) RSpec
4 5 (3.07%) GCC
4 5 (3.07%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.84%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.84%) Subversion
6 2 (1.23%) Gerrit
7 1 (0.61%) Maven
7 1 (0.61%) JIRA
7 1 (0.61%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.61%) JMeter
7 1 (0.61%) Eclipse
General
1 24 (14.72%) Telecoms
2 11 (6.75%) Finance
3 4 (2.45%) Military
3 4 (2.45%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Banking
5 1 (0.61%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 27 (16.56%) Analyst
2 17 (10.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (10.43%) Security Engineer
3 16 (9.82%) Security Analyst
4 14 (8.59%) Network Analyst
4 14 (8.59%) Network Engineer
5 13 (7.98%) Developer
5 13 (7.98%) Administrator
6 11 (6.75%) Design Engineer
6 11 (6.75%) Network Security Analyst
7 9 (5.52%) Network Security Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.29%) IP Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) DevOps Engineer
9 6 (3.68%) Consultant
9 6 (3.68%) Architect
9 6 (3.68%) Support Analyst
9 6 (3.68%) WebSphere Engineer
10 5 (3.07%) Security Architect
10 5 (3.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.88%) .NET
2 15 (9.20%) HTML
3 13 (7.98%) Web Services
3 13 (7.98%) XML
4 11 (6.75%) Middleware
5 9 (5.52%) SOAP
5 9 (5.52%) ASP.NET
6 8 (4.91%) JMS
6 8 (4.91%) WebSphere MQ
6 8 (4.91%) REST
7 7 (4.29%) LAMP
7 7 (4.29%) WSDL
8 6 (3.68%) Ajax
8 6 (3.68%) JSON
8 6 (3.68%) Worklight
9 5 (3.07%) WinForms
9 5 (3.07%) JSP
10 4 (2.45%) VXML
10 4 (2.45%) J2EE
11 3 (1.84%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) PKI
2 21 (12.88%) SecurID
3 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (4.91%) Clustering
5 7 (4.29%) CESG
5 7 (4.29%) Management Information System
6 6 (3.68%) Device Driver
6 6 (3.68%) IVR
7 5 (3.07%) Open Source
7 5 (3.07%) Mobile App
8 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.23%) Replication
9 2 (1.23%) EFT
10 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.61%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 69 (42.33%) Windows
2 44 (26.99%) Linux
3 33 (20.25%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (16.56%) UNIX
5 24 (14.72%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (12.88%) Solaris
7 16 (9.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (7.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.29%) Android
9 7 (4.29%) CentOS
10 6 (3.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (3.07%) Windows Phone 8
11 5 (3.07%) Windows Phone
11 5 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 5 (3.07%) Windows 2000
11 5 (3.07%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.84%) Windows 7
13 2 (1.23%) AIX
14 1 (0.61%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.61%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (25.15%) ITIL
2 19 (11.66%) Validation
2 19 (11.66%) Kalman Filter
3 15 (9.20%) eTOM
4 12 (7.36%) UML
4 12 (7.36%) Load Balancing
5 11 (6.75%) Time Management
5 11 (6.75%) Migration
6 10 (6.13%) Scrum
6 10 (6.13%) Risk Assessment
6 10 (6.13%) Demand Forecasting
7 9 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.52%) Enterprise Architecture
7 9 (5.52%) Performance Monitoring
8 8 (4.91%) DevOps
8 8 (4.91%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (4.91%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (4.91%) Penetration Testing
8 8 (4.91%) Change Management
9 7 (4.29%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (19.02%) SQL
2 22 (13.50%) Python
2 22 (13.50%) Perl
3 21 (12.88%) Java
4 20 (12.27%) JavaScript
5 19 (11.66%) C
5 19 (11.66%) Shell Script
5 19 (11.66%) PowerShell
6 13 (7.98%) PHP
7 12 (7.36%) C++
8 8 (4.91%) Jython
8 8 (4.91%) C#
9 7 (4.29%) Korn
9 7 (4.29%) Bash Shell
10 6 (3.68%) Ruby
11 5 (3.07%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.61%) VBScript
12 1 (0.61%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.61%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 55 (33.74%) Security Cleared
2 43 (26.38%) SC Cleared
3 31 (19.02%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (15.34%) CCNP
4 25 (15.34%) Degree
5 20 (12.27%) DV Cleared
6 16 (9.82%) CISSP
7 12 (7.36%) CCNA
8 11 (6.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (6.13%) MCSE
10 5 (3.07%) VCP4
11 4 (2.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (2.45%) CCIE
11 4 (2.45%) ISTQB
12 3 (1.84%) CCDP
12 3 (1.84%) CCIP
13 1 (0.61%) CCSP
13 1 (0.61%) MCSA
13 1 (0.61%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.61%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.82%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.68%) SLA
3 3 (1.84%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.61%) COBIT
4 1 (0.61%) COSO
System Software
1 19 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
2 12 (7.36%) Active Directory
3 11 (6.75%) Sendmail
4 10 (6.13%) Firmware
5 5 (3.07%) Nmap
5 5 (3.07%) OpenSSH
5 5 (3.07%) Forefront TMG
5 5 (3.07%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.45%) Hyper-V
7 2 (1.23%) Snort
7 2 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.23%) vSphere
8 1 (0.61%) Varnish
8 1 (0.61%) Cygwin
8 1 (0.61%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.61%) vCloud
8 1 (0.61%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.61%) Samba
Systems Management
1 11 (6.75%) MIMEsweeper
1 11 (6.75%) MAILsweeper
2 10 (6.13%) SCCM
3 7 (4.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (4.29%) Puppet
4 6 (3.68%) Nagios
5 5 (3.07%) Nessus
5 5 (3.07%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (2.45%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (1.84%) OpenView
8 2 (1.23%) Ansible
8 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.23%) CA Wily
8 2 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (1.23%) WSUS
9 1 (0.61%) HP Data Protector
9 1 (0.61%) Zenoss
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco UCCX
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.61%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 63 (38.65%) Cisco
2 43 (26.38%) Juniper
3 42 (25.77%) Microsoft
4 37 (22.70%) CheckPoint
5 34 (20.86%) F5
6 32 (19.63%) VMware
7 31 (19.02%) Blue Coat
8 23 (14.11%) HP
9 21 (12.88%) McAfee
10 20 (12.27%) Oracle
11 17 (10.43%) NetApp
11 17 (10.43%) Fortinet
12 16 (9.82%) IBM
13 15 (9.20%) Tufin
13 15 (9.20%) AlgoSec
14 13 (7.98%) Red Hat
15 11 (6.75%) Websense
15 11 (6.75%) CA
16 6 (3.68%) Software AG
16 6 (3.68%) Adobe
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