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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 149 182 191
Rank change year-on-year
+33 +9
Contract jobs citing SSL 109 85 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.29% 0.90% 0.57%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.30% 4.33% 3.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 37 25
Average daily rate £352 £378 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.75% -8.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £324 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £493 £514
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.96% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 1
Average hourly rate £43.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
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
1730 1962 1526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.49% 20.85% 17.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 957 944 648
Average daily rate £352 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 117 128
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.88% +58.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.25 £59.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+13.20% +26.19%

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Hampshire +26 34 £352 +0.57% 2
Surrey +3 30 £511 +38.17% 8
Berkshire +8 28 £350 -9.96% 14
Buckinghamshire +16 7 £438 +2.94% 4
West Sussex - 5 - - 1
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 97 (47.09%) Firewall
2 90 (43.69%) Cisco
3 77 (37.38%) VPN
4 70 (33.98%) TCP/IP
5 67 (32.52%) DNS
6 65 (31.55%) ITIL
7 64 (31.07%) Linux
7 64 (31.07%) HTTP
8 62 (30.10%) LAN
9 59 (28.64%) Security Cleared
10 57 (27.67%) WAN
11 55 (26.70%) IPsec
12 54 (26.21%) SC Cleared
13 49 (23.79%) Windows
13 49 (23.79%) Juniper
14 47 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (22.33%) CheckPoint
16 44 (21.36%) Web Services
17 41 (19.90%) FTP
17 41 (19.90%) Load Balancing
18 40 (19.42%) Finance
18 40 (19.42%) VMware
19 38 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
20 37 (17.96%) F5
20 37 (17.96%) Microsoft
21 36 (17.48%) Internet
21 36 (17.48%) SOAP
21 36 (17.48%) Data Centre
22 35 (16.99%) Degree
22 35 (16.99%) LDAP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 29 (14.08%) WebSphere
2 25 (12.14%) Apache
3 20 (9.71%) WebSphere Application Server
4 19 (9.22%) JBoss
4 19 (9.22%) Tomcat
5 15 (7.28%) nginx
6 13 (6.31%) IIS
6 13 (6.31%) OpenStack
6 13 (6.31%) WebLogic
7 4 (1.94%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (0.97%) CICS
8 2 (0.97%) CMS
8 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.49%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.49%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 13 (6.31%) MS Excel
2 8 (3.88%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.43%) MS Project
4 2 (0.97%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.22%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.40%) SaaS
3 4 (1.94%) SoftLayer
3 4 (1.94%) Sumo Logic
4 2 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 97 (47.09%) Firewall
2 77 (37.38%) VPN
3 70 (33.98%) TCP/IP
4 67 (32.52%) DNS
5 64 (31.07%) HTTP
6 62 (30.10%) LAN
7 57 (27.67%) WAN
8 55 (26.70%) IPsec
9 41 (19.90%) FTP
10 38 (18.45%) Cisco Nexus
11 36 (17.48%) Internet
12 35 (16.99%) LDAP
13 34 (16.50%) MPLS
14 31 (15.05%) DHCP
14 31 (15.05%) SNMP
15 30 (14.56%) SSH
16 28 (13.59%) Intrusion Detection
16 28 (13.59%) Network Security
17 22 (10.68%) BGP
17 22 (10.68%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (6.31%) MySQL
2 7 (3.40%) SQL Server
3 5 (2.43%) DB2
4 4 (1.94%) Relational Database
5 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.97%) Easytrieve
6 2 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.97%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 9 (4.37%) Introscope
2 7 (3.40%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.94%) Vagrant
4 2 (0.97%) Gerrit
4 2 (0.97%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.97%) JIRA
4 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.49%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.49%) Maven
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.49%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.49%) Toad
5 1 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 40 (19.42%) Finance
2 12 (5.83%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.43%) Financial Institution
3 5 (2.43%) Publishing
4 4 (1.94%) Banking
5 2 (0.97%) Military
5 2 (0.97%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.49%) Retail
Job Titles
1 49 (23.79%) Network Engineer
2 46 (22.33%) Analyst
3 31 (15.05%) Support Engineer
4 24 (11.65%) Network Analyst
5 21 (10.19%) Security Engineer
6 16 (7.77%) Developer
6 16 (7.77%) Senior Network Engineer
7 15 (7.28%) Administrator
7 15 (7.28%) Consultant
7 15 (7.28%) Network Security Analyst
7 15 (7.28%) Security Analyst
7 15 (7.28%) Web Analyst
8 14 (6.80%) AWS Engineer
8 14 (6.80%) Cisco Engineer
8 14 (6.80%) Network Security Engineer
9 13 (6.31%) VMware Engineer
10 12 (5.83%) Network Support
10 12 (5.83%) Network Support Engineer
10 12 (5.83%) VMware Support Engineer
10 12 (5.83%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (21.36%) Web Services
2 36 (17.48%) SOAP
3 22 (10.68%) Middleware
4 21 (10.19%) WebSphere MQ
5 20 (9.71%) 802.1X
6 14 (6.80%) IBM Integration Bus
6 14 (6.80%) J2EE
7 13 (6.31%) JDBC
7 13 (6.31%) JNDI
7 13 (6.31%) LAMP
7 13 (6.31%) LEMP Stack
7 13 (6.31%) MCollective
7 13 (6.31%) REST
8 10 (4.85%) JMS
9 6 (2.91%) XML
10 5 (2.43%) Spring
11 4 (1.94%) .NET
11 4 (1.94%) Grails
11 4 (1.94%) JSF
11 4 (1.94%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 36 (17.48%) Data Centre
2 24 (11.65%) DataPower
3 23 (11.17%) Cryptography
3 23 (11.17%) PKI
4 20 (9.71%) Management Information System
5 19 (9.22%) Clustering
6 16 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (6.31%) Algorithms
8 11 (5.34%) SecurID
9 9 (4.37%) Computer Science
10 8 (3.88%) Driving Licence
11 7 (3.40%) Client/Server
11 7 (3.40%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.94%) Statistics
13 3 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
14 2 (0.97%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.97%) Mathematics
14 2 (0.97%) VSAM
15 1 (0.49%) HACMP
15 1 (0.49%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.07%) Linux
2 49 (23.79%) Windows
3 21 (10.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (8.25%) Solaris
4 17 (8.25%) Unix
4 17 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (7.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (6.31%) AIX
7 11 (5.34%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.34%) Windows Server
8 10 (4.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (4.85%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.46%) CatOS
10 2 (0.97%) Debian
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.49%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (31.55%) ITIL
2 41 (19.90%) Load Balancing
3 30 (14.56%) High Availability
4 26 (12.62%) Migration
5 23 (11.17%) Project Management
6 19 (9.22%) Change Management
7 18 (8.74%) Network Architecture
8 17 (8.25%) Network Design
9 16 (7.77%) Computer Security
9 16 (7.77%) Configuration Management
10 14 (6.80%) Incident Management
10 14 (6.80%) ITIL V3
10 14 (6.80%) Problem Management
10 14 (6.80%) Service Management
11 13 (6.31%) Data Analysis
11 13 (6.31%) Information Security
12 12 (5.83%) Analytics
12 12 (5.83%) ITSM
13 11 (5.34%) Garbage Collection
13 11 (5.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 33 (16.02%) Python
2 17 (8.25%) Bash Shell
3 16 (7.77%) Perl
4 14 (6.80%) Jython
4 14 (6.80%) Korn
5 8 (3.88%) Java
6 6 (2.91%) Tcl
7 4 (1.94%) Ruby
8 3 (1.46%) C#
8 3 (1.46%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.97%) Assembly Language
9 2 (0.97%) C
9 2 (0.97%) C++
9 2 (0.97%) CLIST
9 2 (0.97%) COBOL
9 2 (0.97%) JCL
9 2 (0.97%) REXX
9 2 (0.97%) SQL
9 2 (0.97%) VBA
10 1 (0.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 59 (28.64%) Security Cleared
2 54 (26.21%) SC Cleared
3 47 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (16.99%) Degree
5 20 (9.71%) CCNP
6 18 (8.74%) CCNA
7 14 (6.80%) CCIE
7 14 (6.80%) CCSE
8 12 (5.83%) CCSA
9 11 (5.34%) CISSP
10 9 (4.37%) CCSP
11 8 (3.88%) Check Point Certification
12 7 (3.40%) GCIA
12 7 (3.40%) GCIH
13 5 (2.43%) IBM Certification
14 4 (1.94%) CCDE
14 4 (1.94%) CCDP
14 4 (1.94%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (0.97%) MBA
16 1 (0.49%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.31%) PCI DSS
2 6 (2.91%) QA
3 5 (2.43%) COBIT
3 5 (2.43%) COSO
3 5 (2.43%) SAS 70
4 4 (1.94%) FIPS 140-2
4 4 (1.94%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.97%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (16.50%) Active Directory
2 24 (11.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (6.80%) UAG
4 13 (6.31%) qmail
4 13 (6.31%) Squid
5 4 (1.94%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.97%) Docker
7 2 (0.97%) Time Sharing Option
7 2 (0.97%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (9.71%) Nagios
1 20 (9.71%) Puppet
2 13 (6.31%) Cacti
2 13 (6.31%) collectd
2 13 (6.31%) Ganglia
2 13 (6.31%) Graphite
2 13 (6.31%) logstash
2 13 (6.31%) SCCM
2 13 (6.31%) ZABBIX
3 11 (5.34%) CA Wily
4 7 (3.40%) RSA Security Analytics
5 6 (2.91%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (2.43%) CA Single Sign-On
6 5 (2.43%) vRealize
7 4 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.94%) CiscoWorks
7 4 (1.94%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.97%) Cisco UCCE
8 2 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.97%) SCOM
Vendors
1 90 (43.69%) Cisco
2 49 (23.79%) Juniper
3 46 (22.33%) CheckPoint
4 40 (19.42%) VMware
5 37 (17.96%) F5
5 37 (17.96%) Microsoft
6 29 (14.08%) IBM
7 24 (11.65%) Blue Coat
8 22 (10.68%) Palo Alto
9 19 (9.22%) Splunk
10 18 (8.74%) IronPort
11 12 (5.83%) CA
12 10 (4.85%) Cyberoam
12 10 (4.85%) Oracle
12 10 (4.85%) Red Hat
13 9 (4.37%) Intel Security
14 7 (3.40%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.91%) Fortinet
15 6 (2.91%) Nokia
16 4 (1.94%) Sun
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